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Wafer area shipments up 3% in 1Q11, says SEMI

May 13, 12:15

Worldwide silicon wafer area shipments were 2.29 billion square inches in the first quarter of 2011, a 3% increase compared to the same period in 2010, according to SEMI. Shipments...

TSMC receives more requests to produce analog chips using 12-inch, advanced processes

May 13, 01:10

A number of international analog IC companies have been in talks with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) for allocation of 12-inch wafer production capacity to put...

Three of four sapphire wafer makers see April revenues down sequentially

May 11, 01:25

Crystal Applied Technology (CAT), among four Taiwan-based makers of sapphire wafers used to make LED chips, was the only one to see April 2011 revenues grow on quarter, according...

Wafer Works outshines peers in 1Q11 performance

Newswatch - May 6, 15:40

After several gloomy announcements of first-quarter financial performances for the solar industry, Wafer Works, a Taiwan-based wafer firm outshined its peers with earnings per share...

SAS reports falling April revenues

May 6, 11:54

Sino-American Silicon has reported April revenues of NT$1,857 million (US$64.82 million), a 7.76% sequential decrease but a 25.49% on-year increase.

GaAs foundries post sales growth in April

May 5, 01:35

GaAs foundries Advanced Wireless Semiconductor Company (AWSC) and Win Semiconductors have reported sequential growth in revenues for April 2011 of 15.1% and 3.4%, respectively.

Europe backlog of solar products may trigger 'race to the bottom'

May 4, 13:52

The backlog problem in Europe continues to hover over the solar industry. The estimation at the end of March for backlogs of solar modules is around 4-4.5GW. However, the backlog...

Prices for PV silver paste rise to US$1,900/kg, say Taiwan makers

May 3, 10:28

International quotes for photovoltaic (PV) silver conductive paste used in making solar cell modules have risen 20% from US$1,500-1,600/kg in January 2011 to US$1,900/kg currently...

A cloudy forecast for the solar industry in 2Q11, says paper

Newswatch - May 2, 15:20

The uncertainty of the incentive programs in Europe forced Taiwan-based solar cell makers to quote below US$1/W last week. Wafer quotations also failed to remain at the US$3/unit...

Soaring shipments and falling gross margins for solar cell firms

May 2, 14:27

Shipments and monthly revenues have been soaring for solar cell makers due to falling prices and massive capacity expansions, but their earnings per share (EPS) and gross margins...

Wafer Works Optronics to ramp up sapphire ingot capacity

Apr 29, 14:12

Wafer Works Optronics, a Taiwan-based producer of sapphire ingots, wafers and substrates, will expand its production capacity of sapphire ingots by adding crystal-growing furnaces...

Wafer firms receive loans for capacity expansions

Apr 28, 12:33

Eversol recently received a syndicated loan from 21 financial institutions totaling NT$5 billion for its new wafer facility and equipment in Taoyuan, Taiwan.

Poly-Si solar wafer prices to fall 10% in 2Q11, says Eversol chairman

Apr 28, 11:26

Quotes for mainstream 6-inch poly-Si wafers will likely slip about 10% sequentially to US$3.10-3.20 in the second quarter of 2011, and prices for poly-Si materials may come under...

Ellick Liao, chairman of Eversol

Tekcore to expand LED epitaxial wafer capacity by 30-50% in 2011

Apr 27, 01:10

Tekcore will expand its wafer production capacity by 30-50% in 2011, with MOCVD equipment to increase from 50 sets in the first quarter of 2011 to 66 at the end of the year, according...

China-based makers lower prices for solar cells to US$0.95/W

Apr 26, 12:10

A few second-tier China-based makers of polycrystalline silicon solar cells have reduced quotes to US$0.95/W, the lowest ever on record, according to industry sources in Taiwan.

Wafer Works Optronics to double sapphire wafer capacity in 2011

Apr 25, 10:28

Taiwan-based Wafer Works Optronics will gradually expand its production capacity of sapphire wafers beginning May-June, with monthly capacity to be hiked from 100,000 wafers currently...

Green Energy posts 1Q11 profits

Apr 22, 01:15

Solar wafer maker Green Energy Technology (GET) has announced net profits of NT$597 million (US$20.7 million) on sales of NT$6.5 billion for the first quarter of 2011. The earnings...

Formosa Sumco gearing up for capacity expansion

Apr 15, 01:25

Formosa Sumco Technology (FST) has revealed plans to expand its capacity for 12-inch silicon wafers to 300,000 units a month from the present 180,000. New capacity is scheduled to...

SAS details spin-off plans

Apr 15, 01:10

Taiwan-based wafer maker Sino-American Silicon Products (SAS) on April 14 announced that it will spin off its semiconductor wafers and sapphire wafers/substrates business units as...

SAS to spin off semiconductor wafer and sapphire substrate businesses

Apr 14, 16:11

Taiwan-based Sino-American Silicon Products (SAS) on April 14 announced plans to create two independent companies by spinning off its semiconductor wafer and LED sapphire substrate...

Korea, Taiwan chipmakers turn to local wafer producers for support

Apr 14, 12:15

Korea- and Taiwan-based foundry houses and memory-IC manufacturers have obtained support from their local producers of blank silicon wafers as failure of supplies from Japan still...

PV wafer quotes slacken

Apr 8, 15:34

Faced with sluggish demand in the Europe market, solar-cell clients plan to cut their output and demanded price cuts. The trend seems to have started affecting the quotes for upstream...

LED chipmaker Tekcore to set up epitaxial wafer plant in Nanjing, says paper

Newswatch - Apr 1, 12:15

Taiwan-based LED chipmaker Tekcore has signed an agreement with the Nanjing Economic and Technological Development Zone to set up an epitaxial wafer plant in Nanjing, China, according...

SAS, OCI ink supply agreement

Apr 1, 01:15

Solar wafer supplier Sino-American Silicon Products (SAS) on March 31 announced that it has signed a polycrystalline silicon (poly-Si) supply agreement with South Korea's OCI. The...

Taiwan DRAM makers see supply constraints after July

Mar 25, 01:50

Taiwan-based DRAM chipmakers have notified their PC clients to be prepared for a possible 50% reduction in their output after July, due to issues relating to upstream material supplies,...

Silicon wafer and NAND flash supply could determine smartphone and tablet PC markets in 2011

Mar 23, 12:05

A cloud is looming over the semiconductor industry due to a possible supply shortage of silicon wafers, and the market for popular consumer electronics products such as tablet PCs...

Solar companies aggressive in locking up poly-Si supply contracts

Mar 23, 01:25

Due to aggressive capacity expansion by solar wafer and cell makers, companies are more active in signing long-term polycrystalline silicon supply agreements, according to industry...

Macronix holds sufficient wafer inventory

Mar 21, 14:19

Macronix International currently has two to three months worth of wafer inventory, which is sufficient enough to fulfill orders over the short term, according to company chairman...

Digitimes Insight: Limited wafer availability good for DRAM industry

Mar 21, 13:44

With major silicon wafer plants remaining closed following the recent earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan, there is growing concern in the memory industry whether chip companies...

Major DRAM firms supply growth estimate, 2011

Nanya says no supply fears

Mar 18, 01:10

There is growing concern that upstream materials and wafer supplies could be limited in the aftermath of the earthquake in Japan. Nanya Technology, however, does not anticipate any...

PC supply chain still has up to 3 months of inventory, says Acer Taiwan president

Mar 17, 01:10

Acer Taiwan president Scott Lin has pointed out that the PC industry's upstream supply chain still has an inventory level of about 2.5-3 months, and therefore will only see limited...

DRAM makers hold 1-2 months of wafer inventory

Mar 16, 15:39

DRAM chipmakers currently have one to two months of wafer inventory, industry sources estimate, adding that there should be no interruptions in their supplies between March and April...

Solar wafer maker Danen inks 7-year poly-Si supply agreement with OCI

Mar 16, 01:25

Solar wafer maker Danen Technology on March 15 announced that it has signed a seven-year polycrystalline silicon (poly-Si) supply agreement with South Korea's OCI. The contract will...

Supply of polysilicon facing shortage as Japan implements power brownout

Mar 15, 11:47

With the Japan government implementing power brownout policy on March 14, Japan-based polycrystalline silicon (poly-Si) and silicon wafer makers may be forced to stop their production...

Digitimes Insight: SEH plant suspension may hit global wafer supply chain

Mar 14, 15:52

While the massive tremor that ravaged the northeastern part of Japan did not cause damage to Japan's major production sites for DRAM and flash memory products, it may disrupt the...

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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...

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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.

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    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...

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