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Gigastorage expects solar-grade silicon wafer operations to turn profitable in 1Q17

Jun 24, 14:37

Gigastorage expects its solar-grade silicon wafer operations to swing from the red into profitability beginning the first quarter of 2017, company chairman Jimmy Chen said at the...

Wafer Works extends to CMOS-use wafers

Jun 21, 11:49

Wafer Works has extended production from wafers for making power management (PWM) ICs to CMOS process wafers for logic ICs, according to the company.

Testing company CHPT 2Q16 revenues to rise 15%

May 25, 10:54

Chunghwa Precision Test Technology (CHPT), which specializes in high-end IC testing solutions such as load boards for final testing and probe cards for wafer probing, is expected...

GlobalWafers to acquire wafer business unit from Topsil

May 23, 10:55

Semiconductor-grade silicon wafer maker GlobalWafers has disclosed it will acquire a 100% stake in the wafer business unit of Denmark-based Topsil Semiconductor Materials A/S at Danish...

Global 1Q16 silicon wafer shipments increase on quarter, says SEMI

May 17, 15:02

Worldwide silicon wafer area shipments increased during the first quarter of 2016 when compared to fourth-quarter 2015 area shipments according to the SEMI Silicon Manufacturers Group...

SAS to sue solar wafer makers for patent infringement

Apr 28, 13:10

Sino-American Silicon Products (SAS) has revealed it is preparing to file charges against China- and Taiwan-based makers who allegedly have infringed on its patent No. 1452185 concerning...

UMC looks to 5% wafer shipment growth in 2Q16

Apr 28, 12:11

United Microelectronics (UMC) expects to post an about 5% sequential increase in wafer shipments for the second quarter of 2016, when the company's capacity utilization rate will...

Number of 300mm IC wafer fabs expected to reach 100 in 2016, says IC Insights

Apr 18, 01:22

In 2008, 300mm wafers took over as the industry's primary wafer size in terms of total surface area used. The number of 300mm wafer fabrication facilities in operation continues to...

GCL-Poly slightly lower solar wafer quotes for Taiwan cell makers

Apr 11, 11:43

China-based poly-Si solar wafer maker GCL-Poly Energy Holdings has lowered quotes for Taiwan-based solar cell makers to an average US$0.87 per wafer from the March level of US$0.88,...

MediaTek shipments unlikely to rebound until May or June

Mar 31, 08:56

MediaTek's shipments are still affected partially by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company's (TSMC) wafer delivery delays caused by an earthquake that hit southern Taiwan in...

Digitimes Research: Taiwan 1Q16 top foundries combined revenues to decrease

Mar 22, 22:12

Combined revenues of Taiwan's major foundries: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), United Microelectronics (UMC) and Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) are...

Taiwan passes South Korea to become No.1 in total IC wafer fab capacity, says IC Insights

Mar 1, 15:10

As of December 2015, Taiwan led all regions/countries in wafer capacity with nearly 22% of worldwide IC capacity installed in the country, according to IC Insights. Taiwan surpassed...

Nan Ya Photonics to quit LED wafer production, says paper

Newswatch - Mar 1, 11:01

Nan Ya Photonics will stop producing LED epitaxial wafers and chips and focus on LED lighting products, according to Chinese-language newspaper Commercial Times (

ASE, KYEC make equipment purchases

Stockwatch - Feb 22, 23:56

IC packaging and testing houses Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) and King Yuan Electronics (KYEC) have both announced equipment purchases via their respective company filings...

Testing company CHPT to list on Taiwan OTC

Feb 22, 23:48

Chunghwa Precision Test Technology (CHPT), which specializes in high-end IC testing solutions such as load boards for final testing and probe cards for wafer probing, will be listed...

LONGi to take over Malaysia solar wafer plant from SunEdison

Feb 22, 11:53

China-based mono-Si solar wafer maker Xi'an LONGi Silicon Materials has signed with US-based renewable energy development firm SunEdison to acquire the latter's solar wafer factory...

Digitimes Research: IC manufacturers to cross into packaging industry

Feb 19, 15:38

With IT products such as smartphone and Internet of Things (IoT) devices being designed with considerations of high performance, low cost, low power consumption and small form factor,...

Silicon wafer shipments rise 3% in 2015, says SEMI

Feb 15, 14:30

SEMI has reported that worldwide silicon wafer area shipments increased 3% to a record high of 10.434 billion square inches in 2015.

Taiwan MOEA approves TSMC 12-inch fab investment in China

Feb 4, 12:38

The Investment Commission of Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) has approved TSMC's proposal to set up a 12-inch wafer fab and a design service center in Nanjing, China...

UMC buys equipment from Lam, Tokyo Electron

Stockwatch - Jan 28, 10:08

United Microelectronics (UMC) has purchased a total of NT$1.96 billion (US$58.4 million) worth of equipment from Lam Research and Tokyo Electron for its 12-inch wafer fab in Xiamen,...

UMC buys more equipment for Xiamen fab

Stockwatch - Jan 8, 15:45

United Microelectronics (UMC) has purchased a total of NT$1.98 billion (US$59.5 million) worth of equipment from Murata Machinery and Applied Materials for its 12-inch wafer fab in...

Samsung and TSMC remain top in available wafer fab capacity, says IC Insights

Jan 8, 10:29

IC Insights has provided a ranking of the industry's 10 largest IC manufacturers in terms of installed capacity. Included in the list are four from North America, two from South Korea,...

UMC orders equipment for Xiamen fab

Stockwatch - Jan 6, 20:56

United Microelectronics (UMC) has purchased NT$1.05 billion (US$31.8 million) worth of equipment from KLA-Tencor for its 12-inch wafer fab in Xiamen, according to a company filing...

China poly-Si wafer makers plan to hike prices

Jan 4, 15:21

China-based makers, in view of continued tight supply, plan to hike quotes for poly-Si solar wafers to US$0.88-0.92 in January, according to Taiwan-based solar cell makers.

China makers plan to hike mono-Si solar wafer prices

Dec 31, 15:20

China-based mono-Si solar wafer makers, including Xi'an LONGi Siliocn Materials, Zhonghuan Semiconductor and Jinglong, plan to increase quotes by 1-3% in January 2016, according to...

China makers plan to hike solar-grade polycrystalline silicon wafer prices in January

Dec 22, 14:20

China-based makers, in view of continued tight supply, plan to increase quotes for solar-grade polycrystalline silicon wafers from US$0.85-0.86 currently to US$0.88 in January, according...

TSMC applies for 12-inch wafer fab and design service center in China

Dec 7, 15:29

TSMC today submitted an application to the Investment Commission of Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs for an investment project to build a wholly-owned 12-inch wafer manufacturing...

KYEC buys equipment from Teradyne

Stockwatch - Dec 3, 11:26

Wafer probing service company King Yuan Electronics (KYEC) has purchased equipment from automated test equipment supplier Teradyne for a total of NT$517.81 million (US$15.8 million),...

UMC Xiamen fab to go online as early as 3Q16, says report

Dec 2, 11:44

Operations at United Microelectronics' (UMC) 12-inch wafer fab in Xiamen are expected to kick off as early as third-quarter 2016, according to a report from Japan's Nikkei Asian...

RS Technologies to open wafer reclaim fab in Taiwan

Nov 25, 10:58

Japan-based RS Technologies, a provider of wafer reclaim services for the semiconductor industry, will hold an opening ceremony for a new wafer reclaim plant in Tainan, southern Taiwan...

Silicon wafer shipments decline in 3Q15, says SEMI

Nov 12, 21:29

Worldwide silicon wafer area shipments decreased during the third quarter 2015 when compared to second-quarter area shipments, according to SEMI.

Hiwin lands robot orders from wafer equipment supplier

Nov 11, 11:45

Precision motion mechanical component maker Hiwin Technologies has obtained orders for more than 200 robots used in semiconductor wafer production lines from a Taiwan-based supplier...

China becoming a major investment market for Intel

Nov 5, 15:31

Intel Capital is estimated to invest a total of US$500 million in 2015. Prior to the end of October, Intel Capital had already invested US$168 million in China and with a separate...

UMC expects shipment fall in 4Q15

Oct 29, 10:09

IC foundry United Microelectronics (UMC) expects to post a shipment fall of less than 5% sequentially in the fourth quarter of 2015, as a result of ongoing inventory adjustments within...

Global mono-Si wafer capacity expected to exceed 14GW in 2015, says report

Oct 26, 15:59

Soaring demand from China, Japan and the US ensures that the first-tier photovoltaic (PV) module manufacturers are booked in orders up to the first quarter of 2016. Currently, prices...

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