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Processes below 40nm account for 27% of global wafer capacity, says IC Insights

Apr 9, 15:27

More than 25% of installed wafer capacity worldwide was dedicated to the production of ICs having geometries smaller than 40nm as of the end of 2012, while about 22% of the global...

Sapphire wafer makers to see 2013 revenues drop by 10%, say market analysts

Mar 25, 21:57

Taiwan-based sapphire wafer makers are expected to have 2013 revenues decreasing by 10% from 2012 because many China-based fellow makers will bring production capacities into operation...

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Wafer Works Epitaxial to expand production capacity in 2013

Mar 11, 21:45

Wafer Works Epitaxial, a Taiwan-based subsidiary of Wafer Works that produces silicon epitaxial wafers in Shanghai, eastern China, will expand its monthly production capacity from...

Europe polysilicon makers seeking cooperation with Taiwan solar wafer makers

Feb 27, 14:29

To avoid possible tariffs imposed by China, Europe-based polysilicon firms have been reportedly seeking cooperation with Taiwan-based solar wafer makers. Solar firms noted that the...

Five IC suppliers to hold one-third of 300mm wafer capacity in 2013, says IC Insights

Feb 20, 20:28

Semiconductor industry capital spending is becoming more concentrated, with a greater percentage of spending coming from a shrinking number of companies. IC industry capacity is also...

Equipment maker Gudeng gearing up for contract business

Feb 19, 15:07

Gudeng Precision Industrial, which has developed handling equipment for the manufacture of 18-inch wafers, has unveiled plans to step into the contract-manufacturing market for automation...

Silicon wafer revenues fall in 2012, says SEMI

Feb 18, 16:15

Worldwide silicon wafer revenues declined by 12% in 2012 compared to 2011, according to the SEMI Silicon Manufacturers Group (SMG) in its year-end analysis of the silicon wafer industry...

Diode maker Actron to increase wafer self-sufficiency

Feb 8, 14:36

Automotive diode maker Actron Technology expects to increase the ratio of in-house produced diffusion wafers to 50-60% in 2013, up from the current 35%, according to the company.

UMC expects flat 1Q13

Feb 6, 19:33

United Microelectronics (UMC) expects its wafer shipments to rise 6% sequentially in the first quarter of 2013, with average selling prices (ASP) decreasing also 6%.

Wafer probing demand to pick up in 2Q13, says KYEC chairman

Jan 16, 16:17

King Yuan Electronics Company (KYEC) expects to see a rebound in wafer probing orders starting the second quarter of 2013, as demand coming from the smartphone and tablet sectors...

Ardentec expects sales rebound in 2Q13

Dec 22, 11:03

Wafer probing service provider Ardentec has expressed caution about its business performance in first-quarter 2013, but expects sales to rebound in the second quarter.

KLA-Tencor intros new LED wafer inspection system

Dec 5, 14:46

KLA-Tencor has announced its next-generation LED patterned wafer inspection tool, the ICOS WI-2280. Designed specifically for defect inspection and 2D metrology for LED applications,...

Silicon wafer shipments slip in 3Q12, says SEMI

Nov 13, 22:19

Worldwide silicon wafer area shipments registered a 2% sequential decrease in the third quarter of 2012, according to SEMI.

ProMOS to sell fab by year-end, become fabless

Nov 6, 11:11

ProMOS Technologies has announced plans to sell its 12-inch wafer plant and related facilities through open bidding by the end of 2012, in a move to become a fabless memory-IC comp...

ProMOS to become fabless

GaAs firms to see sales rebound in 4Q12

Oct 26, 15:18

GaAs foundries Advanced Wireless Semiconductor Company (AWSC) and Win Semiconductors, and GaAs wafer supplier Visual Photonics Epitaxy Company (VPEC) are expected to see their sales...

TSMC to build pilot line for development of 18-inch wafer and 7nm process, says paper

Newswatch - Oct 24, 11:41

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has bought a land lot of 14.32 hectares in the Chunan base of Hsinchu Science Park (HSP) for NT$3.2 billion (US$109.1 million), and...

Wafer fab equipment spending to decline 13.3% in 2012, says Gartner

Oct 2, 15:56

Global wafer fab equipment spending is on pace to total US$31.4 billion in 2012, a decline of 13.3% from 2011 spending of US$36.2 billion, according to Gartner. The research firm...

GET downward adjusts solar wafer capacity utilization to 50% due to price drops

Sep 26, 01:00

Taiwan-based solar-grade polycrystalline silicon wafer maker Green Energy Technology (GET), in view of continual decreases in solar wafer prices, has adjusted its strategy by selecting...

China-based LDK debuts M3 solar wafer with 17.5-18% efficiency

Sep 19, 15:44

China-based LDK Solar unveiled its M3 solar wafer with energy conversion rates of 17.5-18%, 0.7pp higher than those of the predecessor model M2 on September 18 in Taipei. Executives...

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MEMS foundry APM sees growth ahead

Sep 7, 13:55

MEMS wafer foundry Asia Pacific Microsystems (APM) expects its sales revenues to surpass the breakeven point in 2013 as shipments will boost on the upcoming rollouts of customers'...

Solar wafer buyers focus on quality, not price

Sep 7, 11:43

The price of 6-inch solar wafers in China has been falling to US$0.98/unit, according to China-based solar firms.

Wafer foundry houses to drive semiconductor equipment demand in 2H12

Sep 6, 01:35

Demand for semiconductor manufacturing equipment in the second half of 2012 will come mainly from the needs of wafer foundry houses to push advanced manufacturing processes into commercial...

Sufficient wafer supply to enable MediaTek to fulfill orders for September

Sep 5, 15:16

MediaTek is able to feel relief now that wafer shipments from Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) have become sufficient, which will enable the handset solution vendor...

TSMC looks to build pilot 18-inch wafer line in 2016-2017

Sep 5, 12:17

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is on track in the development of 18-inch (450mm) wafers with the possibility to build a pilot line in 2016-2017 followed by mass...

TSMC executive says company to make 10nm chips on 18-inch wafers with mass production slated for 20

MediaTek expects flat August revenues due to wafer shortages

Aug 22, 14:59

MediaTek has seen higher than expected orders for smartphone chips from China-based branded and white-box vendors, but expects its consolidated revenues for August to stay flat at...

REC Wafer declares bankruptcy

Aug 20, 10:59

Norway-based solar wafer firm REC Wafer has filed for bankruptcy after its parent company REC ASA announced the termination of further funding last week.

BOE eyes team up with Formosa Epitaxy, Unity Opto to set up LED epitaxial wafer plant

Aug 17, 11:27

China-based LED firms have been producing low-priced LED chips causing oversupply in the upstream LED chip segment to continue. China-based panel maker BOE recently announced plans...

Silicon wafer shipments increase in 2Q12, says SEMI

Aug 16, 15:39

Total silicon wafer area shipments were 2,447 million square inches in the second quarter of 2012, up 20% from the 2,033 million units shipped in the prior quarter, according to SEMI...

Gigastorage introduces G3+ solar wafer with average conversion efficiency of 17.6%

Aug 15, 01:20

Gigastorage has introduced the new G3+ high-efficiency solar wafer with an average conversion efficiency of 17.6%. The firm noted that the efficiency of the product can reach as high...

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REC has decided to cease further funding of solar wafer subsidiary

Aug 14, 15:26

REC ASA has decided to cease further funding of its solar wafer subsidiary, REC Wafer Norway AS. Consequently there is no basis for a solvent winding-up of the company and the Board...

GaAs firms report mixed results for July

Aug 7, 01:15

GaAs foundry houses Win Semiconductors and Advanced Wireless Semiconductor Company (AWSC) have both reported flat sequential growth in sales for July 2012. Sales at wafer supplier...

Nuvoton 2Q12 sales up over 35% on quarter

Jul 10, 12:20

Nuvoton Technology, the logic IC subsidiary of Winbond Electronics, saw its consolidated revenues climb 36.5% sequentially to NT$2.24 billion (US$74.73 million) in the second quarter...

Taiwan solar wafer firms adopt different business strategies

Jul 4, 15:39

Solar wafer makers continue to suffer unprofitably. Taiwan-based Sino-American Silicon (SAS) hopes to weather the storm by carefully controlling cash and waiting for market conditions...

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Maxim to expand and upgrade US wafer fabs

Jun 29, 13:51

Maxim Integrated Products, which specializes in the manufacture of analog and mixed-signal semiconductors, has announced a US$200 million multi-year investment to upgrade its US wafer...

GaAs wafer supplier VPEC seeing orders pick up

Jun 28, 15:35

Major clients have stepped up their pace of orders since June, according to Visual Photonics Epitaxy (VPEC), which supplies GaAs pi-wafers made to fabricate power amplifiers (PA)...

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