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  • Last update: Friday 11 August 2017 [59 news items]

Shanghai Huahong renames fabs

Aug 11, 11:35

Shanghai Huahong Group has renamed all the wafer fabs under the group. The move is to enhance the overall image of the group's IC manufacturing business, and enable its worldwide...

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Worldwide semiconductor capital spending to grow 10.2% in 2017, says Gartner

Aug 4, 14:22

Worldwide semiconductor capital spending is projected to increase 10.2% to US$77.7 billion in 2017, according to Gartner. This growth rate is up from Gartner's previous forecast of...

Commentary: Can Samsung Foundry unseat TSMC?

Aug 3, 21:20

Samsung Foundry has unveiled an aggressive sub-10nm roadmap that scales down to 4nm, and claimed it is looking to unseat United Microelectronics (UMC) as the world's second-largest...

TSMC is the leader in the pure-play foundry sector

Shanghai Huahong to build 12-inch fab in Wuxi

Aug 2, 21:47

Shanghai Huahong Group on August 2 struck a deal with the national China Integrated Circuit Industry Investment Fund and the city government of Wuxi to set up a new 12-inch wafer...

HHGrace likely to operate a new 12-inch fab in Wuxi

FD-SOI a promising technology: Q&A with Globalfoundries CEO Sanjay Jha

Jul 19, 10:37

Globalfoundries' fully-depleted silicon-on-insulator FD-SOI process technology targeted at Internet of Things (IoT), artificial intelligence (AI) and Big Data applications has started...

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Globalfoundries 22FDX attracts orders from Shanghai Fudan

Jul 10, 14:23

Globalfoundries' 22nm FD-SOI process, dubbed 22FDX, has obtained orders from Shanghai Fudan Microelectronics, according to industry sources.

Globalfoundries 22FDX obtains orders in China

Powerchip eyeing orders from Illumina

Jun 29, 14:57

Powerchip Technology is looking to become the second foundry partner of Illumina following Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), according to industry sources.

NOR flash prices to rise 20% in 3Q17, says DRAMeXchange

Jun 22, 16:11

Increasing demand for AMOLED panels from brand-name smartphone vendors and the industry's rising output for TDDI (touch with display driver) solutions have propelled the NOR flash...

Hefei Chang Xin keeps low profile but DRAM ambition remains unchanged

May 24, 16:11

Hefei Chang Xin's ambition to grow its DRAM business has seen some progress though the China-based firm has now chosen to keep a low profile. The company has been quietly renamed...

Win Semi expands GaAs wafer manufacturing capacity by more than 20%

May 17, 21:38

Win Semiconductors, the world’s largest pure-play compound semiconductor foundry, has completed phase 2 expansion at its newest wafer fab, Fab C. This operation is now fitted...

VIS seeking 8-inch fab equipment from memory chipmakers

May 9, 20:43

Specialty IC foundry Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) is looking to expand its 8-inch fabs, and has approached several memory makers to buy their second-hand equipment,...

UMC Xiamen fab obtains orders from MediaTek, Spreadtrum

Apr 17, 11:40

United Microelectronics' (UMC) recently-opened 12-inch wafer fab in Xiamen, China has obtained 40nm chip orders from MediaTek and Spreadtrum Communications, according to industry...

Winbond mulls opening 12-inch wafer fab in Singapore, says report

Feb 24, 13:51

Winbond Electronics has been approached by the Singapore government to set up a manufacturing site locally, and the Taiwan-based maker of specialty DRAM and flash memory is considering...

Taiwan maintains largest share of global IC wafer fab capacity, says IC Insights

Feb 24, 11:07

Taiwan led all regions/countries in wafer capacity with 21.3% share, a slight decrease from 21.7% in 2015 when the country first became the global wafer capacity leader, according...

TSMC could build plant in the US, says Chang

Jan 13, 10:40

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) chairman Morris Chang has said the company has not ruled out building a wafer fab in the US in response to Donald Trump's plans to...

Morris Chang on the sidelines of the quarterly investors meeting

Wafer carrier orders to boost Gudeng revenues and profits in 2017, says report

Dec 16, 10:24

Taiwan-based Gudeng Precision Industrial, a semiconductor front-end equipment manufacturer mainly specializing in mask solution products, has obtained new wafer carrier orders from...

Spreadtrum places 40nm chip orders with UMC Xiamen fab

Nov 23, 15:50

Spreadtrum Communications has placed 40nm chip orders with United Microelectronics' (UMC) recently-opened 12-inch wafer fab in Xiamen, China, according to industry sources.

UMC orders equipment for Xiamen fab

Stockwatch - Jun 30, 14:25

United Microelectronics (UMC) has purchased NT$562.88 million (US$17.42 million) worth of equipment from ASML for its 12-inch wafer fab in Xiamen, according to a company filing with...

Taiwan passes South Korea to become No.1 in total IC wafer fab capacity, says IC Insights

Mar 1, 15:10

As of December 2015, Taiwan led all regions/countries in wafer capacity with nearly 22% of worldwide IC capacity installed in the country, according to IC Insights. Taiwan surpassed...

Taiwan MOEA approves TSMC 12-inch fab investment in China

Feb 4, 12:38

The Investment Commission of Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) has approved TSMC's proposal to set up a 12-inch wafer fab and a design service center in Nanjing, China...

UMC buys equipment from Lam, Tokyo Electron

Stockwatch - Jan 28, 10:08

United Microelectronics (UMC) has purchased a total of NT$1.96 billion (US$58.4 million) worth of equipment from Lam Research and Tokyo Electron for its 12-inch wafer fab in Xiamen,...

UMC buys more equipment for Xiamen fab

Stockwatch - Jan 8, 15:45

United Microelectronics (UMC) has purchased a total of NT$1.98 billion (US$59.5 million) worth of equipment from Murata Machinery and Applied Materials for its 12-inch wafer fab in...

Samsung and TSMC remain top in available wafer fab capacity, says IC Insights

Jan 8, 10:29

IC Insights has provided a ranking of the industry's 10 largest IC manufacturers in terms of installed capacity. Included in the list are four from North America, two from South Korea,...

UMC orders equipment for Xiamen fab

Stockwatch - Jan 6, 20:56

United Microelectronics (UMC) has purchased NT$1.05 billion (US$31.8 million) worth of equipment from KLA-Tencor for its 12-inch wafer fab in Xiamen, according to a company filing...

TSMC applies for 12-inch wafer fab and design service center in China

Dec 7, 15:29

TSMC today submitted an application to the Investment Commission of Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs for an investment project to build a wholly-owned 12-inch wafer manufacturing...

UMC Xiamen fab to go online as early as 3Q16, says report

Dec 2, 11:44

Operations at United Microelectronics' (UMC) 12-inch wafer fab in Xiamen are expected to kick off as early as third-quarter 2016, according to a report from Japan's Nikkei Asian...

200mm wafer fab capacity to reach 5.4 million wspm in 2018, says SEMI

Oct 21, 10:42

Worldwide 200mm semiconductor wafer fab capacity is forecast to reach 5.2 million wafer starts per month (wspm) in 2015, and will expand to 5.4 million wspm in 2018, according to...

Samsung Xian fab generates CNY11.51 billion in January-August output value, says China paper

Oct 20, 15:18

Samsung's 12-inch wafer fab in Xian, China generated a total of CNY11.509 billion (US$1.81 billion) in the first eight months of 2015, according to China-based newspaper Xian...

Chip equipment spending to continue growth through 2016, says SEMI

Jul 15, 15:17

SEMI has forecast that the total semiconductor equipment market will grow 7% in 2015 reaching US$40.2 billion, and expand another 4% to US$41.8 billion in 2016. Following strong growth...

Powerchip reportedly to set up 12-inch wafer fab in China

Apr 14, 11:32

Powerchip Technology will partner with the Hefei city government to set up a joint-venture fab in the capital city of China's Anhui Province, according to industry sources. The JV...

HLMC said to invest NT$100 billion to build new fab

Dec 22, 21:36

Shanghai Huali Microelectronics (HLMC) will invest around NT$100 billion (US$3.2 billion) to build a new 12-inch wafer fab in 2015, according to industry sources.

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...

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