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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...

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...

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    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...

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