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GaAs wafer makers post mixed results for 1Q12

Apr 30, 16:13

GaAs (gallium arsenide) wafer makers Visual Photonics Epitaxy (VPEC), Win Semiconductor and Advanced Wireless Semiconductor (AWSC) have posted mixed results for the first quarter...

GaAs wafer firm VPEC revenues hit record high in 1Q12

Apr 12, 15:25

Taiwan's Visual Photonics Epitaxy Company (VPEC), a manufacturer of GaAs (gallium arsenide) epi-wafers made to fabricate power amplifiers (PA) for consumer technology products such...

Solar PV module suppliers switch tactics as wafer prices fall 70%, says IMS Research

Apr 12, 14:19

The average price of solar wafers in the first quarter of 2012 fell by more than 70% in a year, according to IMS Research. This dramatic price collapse, caused by a global oversupply,...

Cast-mono wafer production expected to reach 2.4GW in 2012, says Solarbuzz

Mar 27, 14:18

Polysilicon and solar wafer prices fell approximately 50% in 2011. With demand for solar systems forecast to be down or flat in 2012, polysilicon and wafer prices are expected to...

Sapphire wafer prices expected to remain unchanged in 2Q12 due to China-based makers' production

Mar 20, 01:05

As production of sapphire wafers by China-based makers will gradually increase, prices for the product in the second quarter of 2012 are expected to remain at current levels, according...

China solar wafer price drops due to low solar module quotes

Mar 19, 11:58

The price of solar modules in both Europe and China has fallen to new lows trumping the confidence of holding current quotes in the upstream. The recent price of mainstream 6-inch...

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Aptos expanding 12-inch wafer level packaging business

Mar 14, 14:30

Aptos Technology, which specializes in backend services for the production of NAND flash chips and devices such as microSD cards, announced March 13 that two of its subsidiaries will...

Globalfoundries to acquire ProMOS for NT$20-30 billion, say sources

Feb 24, 01:45

Globalfoundries reportedly has agreed to take over financially-troubled ProMOS Technologies for NT$20-30 billion (US$0.7-1 billion), according to industry sources. By adding ProMOS'...

ProMOS to delist from Taiwan stock market on March 26

Taiwan solar wafer makers plan to hike prices in March

Feb 21, 14:34

Leading Taiwan-based makers of polysilicon solar wafers, viewing that orders are on the rise and current prices are lower than production costs, are negotiating with clients for an...

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IC companies shutter 49 fabs from 2009-2011, says IC Insights

Feb 21, 14:24

Data compiled by IC Insights reveals that 49 semiconductor wafer fabs were closed between 2009 and 2011.

VIS sees falling shipments, utilization rate in 1Q12

Feb 21, 01:20

Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) expects its wafer shipments to decrease 4-6% sequentially in the first quarter of 2012, with the utilization rate edging lower.

VIS chairman Chang Ching-chu

KLA-Tencor shipping next-node wafer inspection tools

Feb 20, 10:55

Fab-tool vendor KLA-Tencor has announced the availability of its latest wafer defect inspection systems, and is shipping the products to its clients in the foundry, logic and memory...

Silicon wafer shipments down in 2011, says SEMI

Feb 10, 15:15

Worldwide silicon wafer area shipments decreased about 3% in 2011 compared to 2010 area shipments, according to SEMI. However, revenues grew 2% on year, said SEMI.

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Digitimes Research: Solar wafer makers in Greater China increase quotes

Feb 10, 15:12

The prices of solar wafers and cells have been increasing. However, polysilicon spot price remains flat at US$29.50/kg while the price of solar modules has dropped by EUR0.01/watt.

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Sapphire substrate maker Wafer Works Optronics reports net loss for 2011

Feb 6, 14:20

Weak demand in the LED market in 2011 caused pricing of upstream sapphire substrates to decrease as well. 2-inch substrates have been quoted around US$8-10/unit.

FST, SAS, Wafer Works expected to benefit from closure of Sumco silicon wafer factories

Feb 3, 11:16

Japan-based Sumco will reorganize its business operations closing a 12-inch and an 8-inch semiconductor silicon wafer factory in Japan. The closures are expected to benefit Taiwan-based...

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Solar wafer makers to increase quotes to US$1.20-1.30/unit

Feb 2, 01:40

The solar industry has been trying to increase prices. Industry sources indicate that 6-inch polysilicon solar wafers have been quoted around US$1.20-1.30/unit. However, downstream...

solar wafer

Digitimes Research: Polysilicon and wafer firms in Greater China plan to increase prices after Lunar New Year

Jan 20, 14:43

Due to the upcoming Lunar New Year holidays, prices of solar products in Greater China have been quite stable, however polysilicon and solar wafer firms are inclined to increase quotes...

solar panels

KLA-Tencor intros flagship wafer inspection solution suite

Jan 20, 10:16

KLA-Tencor has announced three new wafer defect inspection systems for leading-edge chip manufacturers: the 2900, Puma 9650 and eS800 systems. Designed to address a wide range of...

Taiwan takes lead in wafer capacity in 2011, says IC Insights

Jan 16, 10:19

Taiwan captured the distinction of being the country/region with the largest share of installed wafer capacity in 2011, according to IC Insights.

SAS, GET inclined to hike solar wafer prices, some China-based fellow makers to not follow suit

Jan 10, 14:57

Viewing that prices for polycrystalline silicon are rising from US$25-28/kg to US$30/kg, Taiwan-based Sino-American Silicon Products (SAS) and Green Energy Technology (GET) are inclined...

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REC makes further adjustments to wafer capacity in Norway

Jan 5, 10:28

To reduce its exposure towards a continued weak spot market for wafers, Renewable Energy Corporation ASA (REC) has decided to initiate a process with the trade unions, with the intention...

Solar wafer firms negotiating higher prices

Dec 22, 14:04

Solar wafer suppliers are negotiating with cell clients over increasing the price of 6-inch wafers by 3% to US$1.18/unit, according to industry sources.

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Digitimes Research: Slight dip of solar wafer price in Greater China

Dec 16, 16:23

After a few weeks of stable prices for the solar products in the Greater China region, the prices dipped slightly this week (December 12-16) because of seasonality, according to Digitimes...

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Solar wafer inventory cleared out, says GET president

Dec 9, 11:11

Green Energy Technology (GET) has cleaned its inventory of solar wafers, and its supply of A++ wafers with energy conversion rates of 17-17.2% has been slightly short of demand with...

Lin Her-Lon

Inventory clear-outs by solar wafer firms coming to an end

Dec 7, 01:05

Since the beginning of fourth-quarter 2011, Taiwan-based solar wafer firms such as Green Energy Technology (GET), Sino-American Silicon (SAS) and Danen have been eager to clear out...

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Price of solar wafers steadies at US$1.10-1.20/unit

Dec 6, 01:15

The price drop of solar wafers has been leveling off, according to industry sources. Since the beginning of November, the average selling price (ASP) of solar wafers has been steady...

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REC cuts wafer production in Norway

Nov 30, 10:44

On the basis of further weakening of the solar market, Renewable Energy Corporation ASA (REC) has decided to initiate a process with the trade unions, with the intention to temporary...

Ardentec to post better-than-expected 4Q11 results

Nov 25, 01:10

Wafer probing service provider Ardentec is expected to post flat sequential growth in fourth-quarter revenues, beating its internal forecast of a 5-10% decrease, according to market...

TSMC seeing tight capacity for 28nm processes

Nov 25, 01:00

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) continues to see orders heat up for advanced 28nm technology, despite a general slowdown in the semiconductor industry, according...

TSMC Fab 15 at CTSP

STATS ChipPAC completes expansion of 300mm wafer bump and WLCSP operation in Taiwan

Nov 17, 14:13

STATS ChipPAC has completed the expansion of its 300mm wafer bump and wafer-level chip-scale packaging (WLCSP) in Taiwan, according to the chip packaging and test service provider.

Solar wafer quotes close to US$1.20/unit

Nov 16, 01:00

The price of solar wafers has drifted to US$1.20/unit as firms try to clear out inventories. This price is close to the cost of Taiwan-based solar wafer makers, according to industry...

Silicon wafer shipments dip in 3Q11

Nov 7, 16:53

Worldwide silicon wafer area shipments decreased about 2% during the third quarter of 2011 compared to the prior quarter, according to SEMI.

VIS wafer shipments to fall over 25% in 4Q11

Oct 28, 17:06

Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS), a contract chipmaker specializing in analog/mixed-signal and logic ICs, expects wafer shipments for the last quarter of 2011 to decrease...

SAS posts profits for first three quarters

Oct 27, 11:45

Taiwan-based solar wafer maker Sino-American Silicon (SAS) has reported third-quarter revenues of NT$4.096 billion (US$136 million), a 12.82 on-quarter decrease and 34.57% on-year...

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    Micron 16nm flash die

    Micron Technology has announced the sampling of its 16nm, 128Gb MLC NAND flash memory devices, designed for applications like SSDs, USB drives and flash memory cards, tablets, ultra-thin...

    Photo: Company, Jul 23.

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    KLA-Tencor 2910 series optical inspection system and eDR-7100 e-beam review tool

    KLA-Tencor has announced the new 2910 series optical wafer defect inspection platform with NanoPoint technology and the new eDR-7100 electron-beam wafer defect review system. Meeting...

    Photo: Company, Jul 18.

  • KLA%2DTencor+Surfscan+SP3

    KLA-Tencor Surfscan SP3

    KLA-Tencor has announced a new generation in the Surfscan family of wafer defect and surface quality inspection systems: the Surfscan SP3. As the first unpatterned wafer inspection...

    Photo: Company, Jul 18.

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    Canon 202x205mm image sensor

    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...

    Photo: Company, Sep 10.

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    KLA-Tencor VisEdge CV300R-EP

    KLA-Tencor has announced the latest addition to its VisEdge family of wafer edge inspection and metrology systems. The VisEdge CV300R-EP introduces two edge-metrology capabilities...

    Photo: Company, Sep 1.

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