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  • Last update: Wednesday 17 May 2017 [673 news items]

Win Semi expands GaAs wafer manufacturing capacity by more than 20%

May 17, 21:38

Win Semiconductors, the world’s largest pure-play compound semiconductor foundry, has completed phase 2 expansion at its newest wafer fab, Fab C. This operation is now fitted...

Silicon wafer shipments hit record levels in 1Q17, says SEMI

May 17, 14:28

Worldwide silicon wafer area shipments were at their highest recorded quarterly level in the first quarter of 2017, according to the SEMI Silicon Manufacturers Group (SMG) in its...

Sumco says new capacity to arrive in 2019

May 15, 21:59

Sumco expects its additional new capacity to come online in 2019 at the earliest, according to the Japan-based silicon wafer vendor, adding that it will enhance and optimize its existing...

ChipMOS expects revenue growth in 2Q17

May 12, 12:22

ChipMOS Technologies, a backend house targeting the LCD driver IC and memory chip sectors, expects rising sales generated from the LCD driver IC and mixed-signal chip sectors in the...

Sumco lowering wafer shipments to XMC, say sources

May 11, 11:01

Sumco has reportedly cut its wafer shipments to Wuhan Xinxin Semiconductor Manufacturing (XMC), and given priority to Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), Intel and...

UMC, VIS April revenues down

May 10, 10:55

Pure-play wafer foundry United Microelectronics (UMC) saw its April revenues fall to a new low in 12 months, while fellow company Vanguard International Semiconductor's (VIS) April...

VIS seeking 8-inch fab equipment from memory chipmakers

May 9, 20:43

Specialty IC foundry Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) is looking to expand its 8-inch fabs, and has approached several memory makers to buy their second-hand equipment,...

Nanya posts revenue growth in April

May 8, 15:46

DRAM chipmaker Nanya Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$4.32 billion (US$143.2 million) for April 2017, up 45.1% on year and about 3% sequentially.

New competitor in MLO field will not affect CHPT 2017 performance

May 4, 22:48

In response to rival MJC Probe (MPI) developing proprietary multi-layer organic (MLO) technology for probe cards, Chunghwa Precision Test Technology (CHPT) president Scott Huang said...

CHPT 1Q17 profits jump 70%

May 2, 19:51

IC testing solution provider Chunghwa Precision Test Technology (CHPT) has reported net profits jumped 70% from a year earlier to NT$188 million (US$6.3 million) in the first quarter...

Winbond planning new 12-inch fab

May 2, 14:16

Specialty DRAM and NOR flash memory maker Winbond Electronics is planning a new 12-inch wafer plant which will be located in Tainan, southern Taiwan or Singapore.

UMC to roll out 22nm process as early as 2018

Apr 28, 11:46

Foundry chipmaker UMC has disclosed plans to roll out 22nm process technology as early as 2018. UMC has started IP development for its 22nm process, and expects to introduce the node...

UMC planning 22nm process technology

PTI eyeing to become largest backend house in Japan

Apr 28, 11:44

Powertech Technology (PTI) will strive to become Japan's largest backend house following its acquisition of Micron Akita and a majority stake in Tera Probe, according to DK Tsai,...

PTI chairman DK Tsai

Nanya to ramp 20m process output

Apr 27, 12:05

Nanya Technology will start making 20nm chips in small volume in the third quarter, and will expand output to 30,000 wafer starts per month by the fourth quarter of 2017, according...

Nanya president Pei-Ing Lee expects DRAM prices to continue growth

UMC expects flat performance in 2Q17

Apr 27, 11:08

United Microelectronics (UMC) expects its wafer shipments and ASPs to stay flat sequentially in the second quarter of 2017, when the foundry chipmaker's capacity utilization rate...

Micron talks about its integrated global operations

Apr 26, 15:37

Micron Technology has been actively allocating its global resources to enhance its DRAM and NAND flash product lines, according to Wayne Allan, VP of global manufacturing at the US-based...

Wayne Allan, VP of global manufacturing at Micron

GlobalWafers seeing robust semiconductor wafer demand

Apr 26, 14:26

Demand for semiconductor-grade silicon wafers has been robust, according to GlobalWafers, which expects the market to see tight supply through the end of 2018.

Silicon wafer suppliers seeking long-term contracts

Apr 25, 11:18

Silicon wafer suppliers have advised their semiconductor customers to sign long-term contracts amid tight supply, according to industry sources.

PTI to enjoy robust demand for NAND flash

Apr 20, 10:25

Robust demand for NAND flash memory will boost revenues at packaging and testing company Powertech Technology (PTI) in the second half of 2017, according to industry sources.

Quarterly chip demand for iPhone to surpass 50 million units in 2H17

Apr 19, 15:48

Apple's chip suppliers will begin to stock solutions for the upcoming iPhone models in the second quarter, and will step up their pace of inventory building between the end of the...

MediaTek slashes 28nm chip orders to TSMC, says report

Newswatch - Apr 19, 15:03

Speculation has circulated in the semiconductor market that MediaTek recently cut its 28nm chip orders to Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) for June, July and August...

UMC Xiamen fab obtains orders from MediaTek, Spreadtrum

Apr 17, 11:40

United Microelectronics' (UMC) recently-opened 12-inch wafer fab in Xiamen, China has obtained 40nm chip orders from MediaTek and Spreadtrum Communications, according to industry...

China solar-grade crystalline wafer makers mull extension to semiconductor-grade wafers

Apr 14, 11:54

Viewing that semiconductor-grade silicon wafers have been in short supply and consequently prices have risen significantly, some China-based solar-grade crystalline silicon wafer...

New Wafer Works China plant to come online in 2018, says report

Newswatch - Mar 29, 22:53

Taiwan-based silicon wafer supplier Wafer Works is expected to start operating its new plant in Zhengzhou, China which will be dedicated to producing 8-inch wafers in the first quarter...

LONGi and Zhonghuan to expand mono-Si solar wafer capacity

Mar 29, 11:40

Xi'an LONGi Silicon Materials and Zhonghuan Semiconductor, the two largest China-based makers of mono-Si solar wafers, will expand annual production capacitiy from 7.5GWp currently...

PSI to spin off energy business

Mar 9, 10:08

Phoenix Silicon International (PSI) has disclosed plans to spin off its energy business, which will be transferred to a subsidiary specializing in batteries. The move is to focus...

Winbond mulls opening 12-inch wafer fab in Singapore, says report

Feb 24, 13:51

Winbond Electronics has been approached by the Singapore government to set up a manufacturing site locally, and the Taiwan-based maker of specialty DRAM and flash memory is considering...

Taiwan maintains largest share of global IC wafer fab capacity, says IC Insights

Feb 24, 11:07

Taiwan led all regions/countries in wafer capacity with 21.3% share, a slight decrease from 21.7% in 2015 when the country first became the global wafer capacity leader, according...

Transition to 18-inch wafers remains years away, says Applied

Feb 24, 10:33

It is unlikely to see 450mm (18-inch) wafer fabrication technology become mature over the next three years, according to Applied Materials CEO Gary Dickerson. The chipmaking industry's...

Applied CEO Gary Dickerson

Silicon wafer prices to rise in 2017, says GlobalWafers

Feb 21, 10:48

Semiconductor-grade silicon wafer prices on a per-square inch basis, which reached an 11-year low of US$0.67, are set to rise in 2017 thanks to the already low point last year and...

Globalfoundries Chengdu fab to start production in 4Q18

Feb 13, 21:21

Globalfoundries' plan to construct a new 300mm wafer fab in Chengdu, China to satisfy demand for the foundry's 22FDX technology is well on track, with production at the facility set...

GCL-Poly Energy sets up polycrystalline black silicon wafer capacity

Feb 13, 11:35

China-based GCL-Poly Energy Holdings has set up 2GWp of annual capacity for solar-grade polycrystalline black silicon wafers and will expand to 10GWp eventually, according to the...

UMC expects wafer shipments to drop 1% in 1Q17

Jan 23, 21:31

United Microelectronics (UMC) expects to post an about 1% sequential decrease in wafer shipments for the first quarter of 2017, when the company's capacity utilization rate will fall...

TSMC could build plant in the US, says Chang

Jan 13, 10:40

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) chairman Morris Chang has said the company has not ruled out building a wafer fab in the US in response to Donald Trump's plans to...

Morris Chang on the sidelines of the quarterly investors meeting

Tsinghua Unigroup planning three new wafer plants with investment totaling US$70 billion

Jan 12, 10:30

China's Tsinghua Unigroup is looking to build IC manufacturing sites in Wuhan, Chengdu and Nanjing with total investment reaching US$70 billion, according to Zhao Weiguo, chairman...

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    Photo: Company, Mar 30.

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    KLA-Tencor Surfscan SP3

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    Photo: Company, Jul 18.

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    Canon has developed what it claims is the world's largest CMOS image sensor, with a chip size measuring 202x205mm. The newly-developed CMOS sensor is among the largest chips that...

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