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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...

Foundries brace for impact of wafer shortage

Mar 14, 11:25

With the impact of Japan's massive earthquake disrupting production at silicon wafer supplier Shin-Etsu Handotai (SEH), major pure-play foundry chipmakers Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing...

Wafer Works Optronics see revenues more than double in February 2011

Mar 10, 11:39

Wafer Works Optronics, a sapphire substrate subsidiary of silicon wafer maker Wafer Works, saw its revenues surge 123% sequentially to a record high of NT$73.1 million (US$2.5 million...

DelSolar nets EPS of NT$1.74 in 2010

Mar 10, 01:45

Solar cell maker DelSolar has posted net profits of NT$435 million (US$14.8 million), or NT$1.74 a share, on consolidated revenues of NT$11.56 billion for 2010. The earnings translated...

6-inch solar wafer spot price approaches US$3.80 in March

Mar 9, 01:25

Spot pricing for 6-inch solar wafers is approaching US$3.80/unit in March 2011, which could inflict more cost pressure on solar cell makers. For cell manufacturers with less leverage...

Gintech breaks ground for solar wafer plant

Mar 7, 16:44

Solar cell maker Gintech Energy on March 7 broke ground for its solar wafer plant in Miaoli, Taiwan. The plant is under Gintech's solar wafer subsidiary, which also include Taiwan...

Only 10 participants in 300mm wafer capacity space, says IC Insights

Mar 7, 10:57

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

Chipbond, KYEC team up for power IC packaging and testing

Mar 3, 01:05

LCD driver-IC packaging and testing firm Chipbond Technology and King Yuan Electronics (KYEC), which specializes in chip probing and final test services, have signed a memorandum...

Motech signs contract with GCL-Poly for wafer supply

Stockwatch - Feb 25, 01:00

Solar cell maker Motech Industries has signed a contract with China-based GCL-Poly Energy Holdings for a 5-year supply of solar wafers worth a total of about US$1.026 billion, according...

Solar wafer spot price to rise above US$3.5 in March

Feb 22, 02:00

Due to continual tight supply, both contract and spot quotes for solar wafers will increase in March. Spot wafer pricing will likely rise to US$3.7-3.8 from US$3.5-3.6 currently,...

Sapphire substrate price drop to expand to 15% on quarter in 1Q11

Feb 15, 01:50

Prices of sapphire substrates are expected to drop 10-15% sequentially in the first quarter of 2011, an increase from a previous 5-10% quarterly decrease in 2010, but the decrease...

AUO Crystal sets up solar wafer fab in central Taiwan

Feb 11, 16:18

AU Optronics (AUO) subsidiary AUO Crystal Corp (ACC) will establish a solar wafer plant in Taiwan's Chungkang Export Processing Zone, under the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA).

Silicon wafer shipments reach record levels in 2010, says SEMI

Feb 10, 10:44

Worldwide silicon wafer area shipments in 2010 increased 40% from 2009, while revenues grew by 45% over the same period, according to SEMI.

IC design houses gross margin to contract as wafer foundries look to hike quotes

Feb 9, 11:12

With the rise of raw material costs, Taiwan-based wafer foundries are looking to raise prices, which will put more pressure on IC design houses amid drops in chip pricing in end-use...

VIS projects 40-50% sequential increase in 1Q11 profit

Feb 9, 01:35

Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) expects a 40-50% sequential increase in first quarter profit. Silicon wafer shipments for the first quarter of 2011 will increase 30% sequentially,...

GET sets revenue record for 11 consecutive months

Feb 9, 01:00

Solar wafer maker Green Energy Technology (GET) on February 8 announced revenues of NT$2.067 billion (US$71.473 million) for January 2011, up 0.78% on month and 95.14% on year to...

Macronix ramps up 12-inch capacity ahead of schedule

Jan 26, 12:32

Macronix International has revealed plans to double monthly production at its 12-inch plant to 20,000 wafers in the middle of 2011, six months ahead of schedule. The company noted...

Switch to 8-inch wafers to provide sufficient capacity and inventory flexibility for analog IC design houses

Jan 26, 01:45

With the imminent entry of Texas Instrument's (TI) 12-inch analog IC process, Taiwan-based analog IC design houses have looked to transition to 8-inch wafers since the second half...

GET projects NT$27.5 billion in 2011 revenues

Jan 26, 01:25

Taiwan-based solar wafer maker Green Energy Technology (GET) on January 25 released its 2011 financial guidance.

Arima announces it will reduce capital

Jan 25, 02:15

Board of directors of Taiwan-based LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Arima Optoelectronics on January 24 announced it will reduce capital by 25% to make up for losses. Arima will...

Solar cell orders coming with solar wafer supply during the low season

Jan 25, 01:20

With solar wafer prices still hovering at a relatively high level, solar cell makers are relying on contract manufacturing orders in which clients also provide the wafers to maintain...

Ardentec to set up subsidiary in Korea

Jan 14, 01:55

Wafer probing service provider Ardentec plans to invest NT$353 million (US$12.2 million) to set up a wholly-owned subsidiary in South Korea, eyeing orders from local foundry chipmakers,...

Danen, Walsin Lihwa reportedly team up to build solar wafer plant in China

Jan 14, 01:40

Danen Technology and Walsin Lihwa Holdings plan to jointly set up a solar wafer plant in Liyang, Jiangsu Province, China, with investment totaling US$500 million, according to China...

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...

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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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