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Cross-strait solar wafer makers remain aggressive in capacity expansion

Jan 11, 14:50

With tight solar wafer supply persisting, solar wafer makers in China and Taiwan have continued to ramp up capacity. In addition, some primarily solar cell makers are also expanding...

Solar wafer maker Danen moves up plans for new plant

Jan 11, 14:49

Solar wafer maker Danen Technology has moved up the construction of phase two of its second plant and will hold the ground breaking ceremony on January 11, 2011. Phase two will have...

Danen December revenues up on-month, Giga Solar flat

Jan 7, 01:10

Solar wafer supplier Danen Technology has announced revenues for December 2010 grew 4.76% sequentially to NT$462 million (US$15.8 million), a monthly high. Meanwhile, PV conductive...

Eight wafer fabs to be shut down in 2011, says SEMI

Jan 5, 01:40

Fifteen wafer fabs were shut down in 2010 and eight more will see a similar fate in 2011, according to SEMI. As more IDM companies aim to cut costs and become fab-lite and fabless,...

Wafer probing service companies see stronger orders from IDMs

Jan 5, 01:20

Wafer probing service companies King Yuan Electronics Company (KYEC) and Ardentec will see better than expected revenues in the first quarter of 2011 despite the period being the...

GaAs foundries post mixed 4Q10 results

Jan 5, 01:00

GaAs foundry house Advanced Wireless Semiconductor Company (AWSC) saw revenues for December 2010 slip 15.5% sequentially to NT$153 million (US$5.25 million), yet fourth-quarter revenues...

Smartphone demand to buoy AWSC, Win Semi 2011 shipments

Jan 4, 15:57

Taiwan-based GaAs foundries Advanced Wireless Semiconductor Company (AWSC) and Win Semiconductors will enjoy rising shipments in 2011, benefiting from the continued growth expected...

GET posts strong December despite system-end off season

Jan 4, 01:05

Solar wafer maker Green Energy Technology (GET) registered NT$2.051 billion (US$70.457 million) in December revenues, up 10.2% on month and 123% on year to break the NT$2 billion...

Episil seeing epi-wafer orders pick up, says paper

Newswatch - Dec 29, 16:09

Taiwan-based Episil Technologies, which makes silicon epitaxial wafers as well as providing foundry services at its 5- and 6-inch wafer fabs, has seen its epi-wafer production utilization...

TI capacity expansion to benefit wafer probing company Ardentec

Dec 28, 01:00

More than 50% of Ardentec's revenues now come from IDM clients, especially from major client Texas Instruments (TI). Ardentec, a wafer probing service provider, indicated that orders...

REC receives EUR39 million for terminating long-term wafer contract

Dec 24, 12:02

REC has agreed to terminate a long-term wafer sales contract and receives approximately EUR39 million (US$51.22 million) cash compensation. REC and the customer intend to enter into...

Lextar produces 6-inch LED epitaxial wafers

Dec 24, 02:00

Lextar Electronics has announced the production of its first 6-inch LED epitaxial wafer, while Epistar is expected to adopt 6-inch wafers to its production process in mid-2011.

Eversol sees stable gross margin in 2H10; cautious on poly-Si price outlook

Dec 24, 01:25

Taiwan-based solar wafer maker Eversol expects its gross margin to remain flat sequentially at 25% in the fourth quarter of 2010. Gross margin for the second half of the year will...

Gintech reportedly mulls joint venture fab for solar wafer production

Dec 23, 12:24

Solar cell maker Gintech Energy reportedly plans to team up with Taiwan Fertilizer, CTCI and a major Japanese solar company to set up a solar wafer manufacturing company capable of...

SAS looks to semi, sapphire wafers for 2011 growth

Dec 23, 01:05

Sino-American Silicon Products (SAS) expects sales of sapphire wafer materials to account for 5-6% of revenues in 2011 compared to about 2% estimated for 2010, according to company...

SAS semiconductor wafer subsidiary opens new wafer fab in US

Dec 22, 01:05

Globitech, a US-based subsidiary of Sino-American Silicon Production (SAS), has announced the inauguration of its second wafer fab on December 21. SAS chairman MK Lu indicated that...

Yangzhou to end MOCVD equipment subsidy in mid-2011

Dec 21, 13:58

Yangzhou City will end procurement subsidization for MOCVD equipment in July of 2011, according to Yangzhou Economic Development Zone. Epitaxial wafer plants registered after the...

Solar wafer maker Eversol to double capacity in 2011

Dec 17, 15:26

Solar wafer maker Eversol is scheduled to complete construction of a new plant in Taoyuan, northern Taiwan, in October 2011, according to company president Martin Kuo. Installed capacity...

Eversol president Martin Kuo

GaAs wafer foundry Win Semi to boost capacity in 2011

Dec 10, 01:25

GaAs wafer foundry Win Semiconductors has revealed plans to ramp up capacity in 2011 in anticipation for brisk power amplifier (PA) demand coming from the smartphone sector. The company...

Solar wafer shortage to persist in the 1H11, says GCL-Poly chairman

Dec 8, 12:16

Zhu Gongshan, chairman and CEO of GCL-Poly, China's leading polycrystalline silicon (poly-Si) solar wafer maker, indicated that cost declines throughout the solar supply chain will...

GET, Neo Solar report record sales for November 2010

Dec 3, 01:25

Solar wafer manufacturer Green Energy Technology (GET) and solar cell maker Neo Solar Power both saw their revenues reach new historical records in November 2010.

Spot poly-Si and solar wafer prices remain strong

Dec 1, 01:55

Spot quotes for poly-Si materials have remained high at US$80-90/kg and unit prices for solar-grade 6-inch wafers are ranging from US$3.70-3.90 currently, defying seasonal factors,...

Cleanroom orders extend to 1H11

Nov 24, 01:05

With the semiconductor industry continuing to expand capacity, orders for cleanrooms and production equipment have extended to 2011, and sales of related suppliers will see strong...

Etrend to enhance wafer probing, QFN test offerings

Nov 23, 01:45

Testing company Etrend Hightech will extend its wafer probing and QFN (quad-flat-pack-no lead) backend service offerings in 2011, while maintaining analog and mixed-signal IC testing...

Neo Solar Power signs poly-Si and solar wafer supply contract with Korea-based makers

Nov 22, 15:02

Solar cell maker Neo Solar Power announced on November 22, 2010 that it has signed a seven-year polycrystalline silicon (poly-Si) supply contract with Hankook Silicon, and a three-year...

GaAs wafer supplier VPEC sees flat November revenues

Nov 22, 12:22

Taiwan's Visual Photonics Epitaxy Company (VPEC) has said sales for November are likely to stay at a high level. November shipments have been driven by sustained power amplifier (PA)...

Gigastorage aims for 100MWp in solar wafer capacity in 1Q11

Nov 17, 11:42

Gigastorage is planning to increase ingot growing capacity for solar wafers to 100-120MWp in the first quarter of 2011 from the 50MWp expected for 2010, the company said, adding that...

Wafer Works announces investment in Formosa Epitaxy

Nov 16, 01:15

Wafer Works on November 15, 2019 announced a US$600,000 investment for a 1% equity interest in Formosa Epitaxy's new subsidiary in Jiangsu, China. Although the acquisition is merely...

Taiwan to pass Japan as largest source of IC wafer fab capacity, says IC Insights

Nov 15, 13:53

It was not long ago that Taiwan was considered just a provider of back-end (assembly and test) services for the semiconductor industry. However, over the past two decades the country...

KYEC expects sales to bottom out in November

Nov 12, 01:05

Although wafer probing service provider King Yuan Electronics Company (KYEC) is not seeing strong sales momentum thus far in the fourth quarter of 2010, the company expects revenues...

GET to purchase GT Solar's 2,000th DSS furnace

Nov 10, 01:00

Solar wafer maker Green Energy Technology (GET) on November 9 announced that it will adopt ingot growing systems from US-based GT Solar to complete its capacity expansion.

Solar cell prices won't fall substantially for the rest of the year, says Motech chairman

Nov 9, 01:05

Solar cell prices will not come down substantially for the rest of 2010, according to Simon Tsuo, chairman of solar cell maker Motech Industries. He further pointed out that demand...

MPI sees LED equipment order visibility through 1Q11

Nov 5, 10:42

MJC Probe (MPI) has seen its order visibility for LED probers and sorters extend to the first quarter of 2011, according to company president Steve Chen.

LED TV panel demand to increase significantly in January-February 2011, says Lextar president

Nov 3, 02:00

Demand for LED-backlit LCD TV panels will increase significantly in January-February 2011 as TV vendors are planning to launch new models in March, according to David Su, president...

AWSC posts record sales in October, Win sees 12% decline

Nov 3, 01:25

GaAs wafer foundry Advanced Wireless Semiconductor Company (AWSC) reported a new monthly sales record for October at NT$192 million (US$6.3 million), while Win Semiconductor saw sales...

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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.

  • KLA%2DTencor+2910+series+optical+inspection+system+and+eDR%2D7100+e%2Dbeam+review+tool

    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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