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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...

PV market turning point is near, says SAS

Oct 13, 12:06

With suppliers digesting their inventory as well as cutting back on output, a slowdown in the growth of supply is expected to help the solar market move toward a more balanced supply...

Silicon wafer shipments to post single-digit growth in 2012 and 2013, says SEMI

Oct 13, 10:41

Silicon wafer shipments to the global semiconductor industry are expected to see flat growth in 2011, following 2010 when shipments rebounded 39% to 9.12 billion square inches, according...

GCL-Poly launches quasi-mono wafer

Oct 7, 14:36

China-based integrated solar firm GCL-Poly Energy Holdings (GCL-Poly) has announced the launch of a new type of wafer - quasi-mono wafer. This wafer has already been utilized by Canadian...

ReneSola aims to be top-2 solar wafer supplier in China

Oct 6, 16:51

ReneSola, a China-based maker of solar-grade crystalline silicon wafers, has expanded its annual production capacity from 1.3GWp in 2010 to 1.9GWp currently and will continue expansion...

GCL-Poly blamed for wafer price drops

Oct 6, 01:15

China-based integrated solar firm GCL-Poly is being blamed for pushing down prices of solar wafers and worsening market conditions. During a speech delivered by GCL-Poly CEO Shu Hua...

PV Taiwan 2011

China-based GCL to lower solar wafer quotes in 4Q11

Sep 23, 11:02

China-based GCL-Poly Energy Holdings is negotiating a reduction in fourth-quarter quotes for 6-inch solar-grade polycrystalline silicon wafers. The company will certainly lower quotes...

Gigastorage to hike solar wafer capacity to 320MWp at end of 2011

Sep 16, 10:52

Gigastorage is on schedule to expand its annual production capacity of solar-grade polycrystalline silicon wafers to 320MWp by the end of 2011, according to the company.

Gudeng ready to ship 18-inch wafer handling equipment, says paper

Newswatch - Sep 9, 12:10

Taiwan-based Gudeng Precision Industrial, a semiconductor front-end equipment manufacturer specializing in mask solution products and wafer handling equipment, expects to start shipping...

Solar outlook remains optimistic, says GET

Sep 2, 11:44

The solar industry is still considered young, and therefore has a lot of potential for growth and development, according to WS Lin, chairman for Taiwan-based solar wafer maker Green...

WS Lin

Solar wafer gross margins contract significantly, says SAS president

Aug 31, 12:01

Demand for semiconductor has been steady, according to Doris Hsu, president of Taiwan-based Sino-American Silicon (SAS). As for the solar businesses, the magnitude of price falls...

IDT to sell Oregon fab for US$26 million

Aug 30, 13:56

Integrated Device Technology (IDT) has announced that it intends to sell its Hillsboro, Oregon wafer fabrication facility and related assets to Alpha and Omega Semiconductor (AOS),...

Taiwan wafer foundry industry set for stagnated recovery, says paper

Newswatch - Aug 15, 15:43

The wafer foundry industry in Taiwan is expected to enter a period of "stagnated recovery" soon with foundry houses likely to post zero growth, in terms of the NT dollar,...

SAS merges semiconductor silicon wafer subsidiary of Japan-based Covalent Materials

Aug 12, 11:21

Taiwan-based solar wafer maker Sino-American Silicon (SAS) announced the merger of the semiconductor silicon wafer subsidiary of Japan-based Covalent Materials on August 10. However,...

SAS to buy silicon wafer unit of Covalent for JPY35 billion

Aug 11, 10:17

Sino American Silicon (SAS) has announced plans to acquire the silicon wafer business of Japan's Covalent Materials for JPY35 billion (US$458 million). The business transfer is scheduled...

Silicon wafer prices to stay flat in 3Q11, says Topco chairman

Aug 9, 15:01

Suppliers of semiconductor-grade silicon wafers, who had originally planned to further raise their quotes by 10-20% in the third quarter as they did in the second, will be unable...

Silicon wafer shipments up 5% in 2Q11, says SEMI

Aug 4, 16:49

Worldwide silicon wafer area shipments increased 5% during the second quarter of 2011 compared to the prior quarter, according to SEMI.

China-based solar wafer firms hope to recruit in Taiwan

Jul 20, 01:00

The fast-growing market for renewable energy has prompted China-based firms to attract Taiwan's specialists to work in China. The solar market has been growing rapidly in China with...

Talks over poly-Si prices stall

Jul 15, 10:39

Solar wafer and cell manufacturing companies have been negotiating with their upstream material suppliers to lower July prices for polycrystalline silicon (poly-Si), but the talks...

Cross-strait solar wafer firms prepare to increase quotes

Jul 13, 14:00

Solar wafer makers in China and Taiwan have been preparing to increase quotes. However, downstream firms still have sufficient solar wafer inventories, hence, increasing prices will...

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GaAs wafer makers Win Semiconductors and AWSC June revenues riding higher

Jul 6, 14:54

Taiwan-based GaAs wafer makers Win Semiconductors and Advanced Wireless Semiconductor Company (AWSC) have both posted strong sales for June 2011 due to strong demand for GaAs-based...

Wafer price trend is strong indicator of solar market conditions

Jul 1, 14:26

The price trend of solar wafers will be an important indicator of the market recovery, according to industry sources, as the price of solar wafers is highly related to the capacity...

Taiwan solar wafer makers under pressure to hike quotes

Jul 1, 10:30

Taiwan-based solar-grade crystalline silicon wafer makers have asked South Korea-based OCI to lower polycrystalline silicon prices to below US$50/kg but the latter is sticking to...

Semiconductor unit sales to grow 8.6% in 2011, says Semico

Jun 29, 10:15

Semiconductor unit sales remain strong and are expected to reach 718 billion in 2011, an 8.6% growth over 2010, according to Semico Research. Unit sales are driving wafer demand at...

Formosa Sumco to hike 3Q11 wafer quotes by 10-20%

Jun 28, 10:43

Formosa Sumco Technology (FST), a major producer of 8- and 12-inch silicon wafers in Taiwan, has unveiled plans to raise quotes for the third quarter of 2011 by 10-20%. FST noted...

Solar wafer firms defending price level of US$2 per unit

Jun 23, 11:05

With price of solar wafers continuing to decrease, Taiwan-based wafer firms are still keeping their quotes above US$2.00/unit. But wafer firms are likely to incur loss if the price...

Solar wafer firms hope for decrease in polysilicon price

Jun 22, 01:15

The contract price of polysilicon for July 2011 has not yet been finalized between many polysilicon and wafer firms. Solar material providers have been rigid about keeping the price...

Foundries seeing slower growth in wafer starts for 3Q11, say sources

Jun 20, 11:16

Contract chipmakers Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) and United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) have seen their clients cut back on wafer starts for the third...

2-inch sapphire wafer prices expected to fall to US$20-25 in 3Q11, 18-20 in 4Q11

Jun 17, 10:25

Quotes for sapphire wafers, for a 2-inch wafer for example, are expected to drop to US$20-25 in the third quarter of 2011 and further to US$18-20 in the fourth quarter, according...

TI reportedly cuts wafer starts at TSMC, UMC

Jun 15, 16:49

Texas Instruments (TI) has cut its orders to Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) and United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC), according to sources in the industry...

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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.

  • Canon+202x205mm+image+sensor

    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.

  • KLA%2DTencor+VisEdge+CV300R%2DEP

    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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