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  • Last update: Wednesday 17 December 2014 [28 news items]

IC foundries gearing up for 8-inch fab expansions

Dec 17, 11:10

China-based IC foundry Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) is looking to expand production capacity at its 8-inch wafer fab in Shenzhen, while Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing...

Capacity utilization rates of 90/55nm processes at foundries begin to slide

Jun 25, 22:01

The capacity utilization rates of 90/55nm processes at some foundry houses in Taiwan and China reportedly have begun to slip, raising concerns of double-booking by some IC design...

SMIC forms joint venture to establish new wafer fab in Beijing

Jun 4, 19:36

Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) has announced that the company and its subsidiary SMIC Beijing have entered into a joint venture with Beijing Industrial Development...

UMC eyeing 28nm chip orders from Qualcomm

Jan 16, 12:21

United Semiconductor (UMC) has delivered samples of Qualcomm's new 28nm chips for verification, and is competing with Globalfoundries to be the second 28nm foundry partner for Qualcomm...

Wafer fab equipment spending to decline 13.3% in 2012, says Gartner

Oct 2, 15:56

Global wafer fab equipment spending is on pace to total US$31.4 billion in 2012, a decline of 13.3% from 2011 spending of US$36.2 billion, according to Gartner. The research firm...

Wafer foundry houses to drive semiconductor equipment demand in 2H12

Sep 6, 01:35

Demand for semiconductor manufacturing equipment in the second half of 2012 will come mainly from the needs of wafer foundry houses to push advanced manufacturing processes into commercial...

VIS sees shipment drop in 3Q12

Aug 8, 01:45

Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) has posted brisk results for the second quarter of 2012, with revenues up 44% and profits jumping significantly on quarter. But looking...

Maxim to expand and upgrade US wafer fabs

Jun 29, 13:51

Maxim Integrated Products, which specializes in the manufacture of analog and mixed-signal semiconductors, has announced a US$200 million multi-year investment to upgrade its US wafer...

Worldwide wafer fab equipment spending to decline 8.9% in 2012, Gartner says

Jun 25, 16:07

Worldwide wafer fab equipment spending is on pace to total US$33 billion in 2012, a decline of 8.9% from 2011 spending of US$36.2 billion, according to Gartner. The market will return...

Taiwan government to buy land for TSMC 18-inch plant, says paper

Newswatch - Jun 12, 16:07

Taiwan's Council for Economic Planning and Development (CEPD) has approved a project to assist Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) to construct an 18-inch wafer fab...

Second-tier wafer foundries have low order visibility

Jun 12, 11:13

Some second-tier wafer foundry houses reportedly have seen low order visibility for the third quarter of 2012. Judging from orders they have received thus far, third-quarter order...

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Fab equipment spending to rise in 2012 and hit record in 2013, says SEMI

Jun 7, 11:26

Semiconductor fab equipment spending will enjoy positive growth in 2012, and climb further to hit an all-time high in 2013, according to SEMI.

Japan faces challenge of aging chip industry, says IHS

Mar 21, 12:32

One year ago, Japan's semiconductor industry was rocked by a devastating earthquake and tsunami. However, the real disaster for Japan's chip industry occurred during the years before...

Globalfoundries to acquire ProMOS for NT$20-30 billion, say sources

Feb 24, 01:45

Globalfoundries reportedly has agreed to take over financially-troubled ProMOS Technologies for NT$20-30 billion (US$0.7-1 billion), according to industry sources. By adding ProMOS'...

ProMOS to delist from Taiwan stock market on March 26

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),...

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).

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 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...

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...

TI announces first wafer plant in China

Oct 15, 15:55

Texas Instruments (TI) has announced the opening of its first wafer plant in China, an 8-inch manufacturing facility located in the Chengdu High-tech Zone.

Macronix signs NT$18 billion syndicated loan

Sep 17, 01:05

NOR flash and mask ROM chipmaker Macronix International has obtained a syndicated loan worth NT$18 billion (US$564 million) from 15 banks, to fund the smooth operation of its new...

Already-tight NOR flash supply may tighten further

May 25, 13:51

Spansion Japan reportedly will sell its 12-inch NOR flash memory facility, which now has total capacity of 30,000 wafers a month, raising speculation that supply in the global NOR...

ProMOS to announce sale of 12-inch fab to Macronix in early April, say sources

Mar 30, 12:23

ProMOS Technologies is set to announce the sale of a 12-inch wafer fab to Macronix International Company (MXIC) in early April, according to industry sources. The income from the...

Taiwan players may get green light for 12-inch fabs in China by 2012, says TSMC chairman

Newswatch - Mar 23, 15:25

Taiwan-based semiconductor companies may be allowed to operate 12-inch fabs in China within two years, according to Morris Chang, chairman and CEO of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing...

Shanghai government to invest in new HHNEC-GSMC 12-inch fab

Jan 22, 11:00

The Shanghai municipal government will invest 4.5 billion yuan (US$658.7 million) in a new 12-inch (300mm) wafer fab to be built by a joint venture of Hua Hong NEC (HHNEC) and Grace...

Winbond completes transition to 300mm fab production

Jul 8, 14:09

Taiwan's Winbond Electronics, which has shifted its focus from standard DRAM to niche memory and NOR flash, has recently completed its migration to 300mm wafer fab production, according...

TSMC reshuffles management, sets up new business organization

May 8, 12:28

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has recently reshuffled its management teams in Taiwan, China and Singapore to prepare for future deployment in the China market,...

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