TSMC targets 10% revenue CAGR over next 5 years
Apr 17, 16:16
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is targeting a 10% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) for both revenues and profits over the next five years, according to the pure-play IC foundry.
PTI, FATC post mild revenue increases in 1Q15
Apr 17, 11:04
Memory packaging and testing houses Powertech Technology (PTI) and Formosa Advanced Technologies (FATC) have reported on-year increases of 2.2% and 6.8%, respectively, in consolidated revenues for the first quarter of 2015.
TSMC expects sales drop in 2Q15
Apr 17, 10:37
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) expects its revenues to decrease 7-8% sequentially in the second quarter of 2015. The pure-play IC foundry has also cut its annual capex target for 2015.
Commentary: TSMC to lag UMC, Powerchip to build 12-inch fab in China
Apr 16, 14:22
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) may not only lag behind rival United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) but also Powerchip Technology in the race to build 12-inch wafer facilities in China due to regulatory constraints set by the Taiwan government.
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 fab will manufacture 12-inch wafers and provide foundry services mainly for driver ICs.
Gudeng obtains exclusive right to sell SOI wafers for KST
Apr 14, 11:28
Taiwan-based Gudeng Precision Industrial, a semiconductor front-end equipment manufacturer specializing in mask solution products and wafer handling equipment, has stepped into the market for specialty silicon wafers by obtaining the marketing right from KST World to sell the Japan-based vendor's silicon-on-insulator...
Scientech March sales soar
Apr 13, 22:11
Scientech has reported March consolidated revenues increased 69.3% sequentially to NT$313 million (US$10 million).
Digitimes Research: Samsung semiconductor capex to reach record high in 2015
Apr 13, 15:53
Semiconductor capital spending by Samsung Electronics is expected to reach an all-time high of US$15 billion in 2015, making the company's capex the world's highest in the semiconductor industry for the sixth straight year since 2010, according to an estimate of Digitimes Research. Meanwhile, SK Hynix's...
Topco Scientific reports revenues for March 2015
Stockwatch - Apr 10, 16:24
Topco Scientific has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.687 billion (US$54 million) for March 2015, representing a 11.8% increase on month and 22.3% increase on year.
UMC, VIS report increased March revenues
Apr 10, 15:15
Contract chipmakers United Microelectronics (UMC) and Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) have reported on-year increases in consolidated revenues for March 2015 of 12.6% and 23.5%, respectively.
TSMC March sales rise 15%
Apr 10, 14:32
Pure-play IC foundry Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$72.27 billion (US$2.32 billion) for March 2015, up 15.4% on month and 44.7% on year.
ASE building water reclamation plant
Apr 10, 14:20
Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) is constructing a water reclamation plant in Kaohsiung, southern Taiwan, with a total investment reaching as high as NT$1.15 billion (US$37 million), according to the IC backend house.
MediaTek March sales rebound
Apr 9, 20:20
MediaTek saw its March revenues soar almost 111% sequentially to more than NT$20 billion (US$642 million). Revenues for the first quarter of 2015 came in line with the company's guidance.
Taiwan March export value up on month, down on year, says MOF
Apr 8, 21:52
Taiwan recorded total export value of US$25.27 billion for March 2015, increasing 27.2% on month but decreasing 8.9% on year, while the corresponding total import value of US$21.20 billion grew 38.6% on month but fell 17.8% on year, according to statistics released by the Ministry of Finance (MOF)...
Global 2014 semiconductor revenues rise 7.9%, says Gartner
Apr 8, 21:26
Worldwide semiconductor revenues totaled US$340.3 billion in 2014, a 7.9% increase from 2013 revenues of US$315.4 billion, according to final results by Gartner. The top-25 semiconductor vendors' combined revenues increased 11.7%, which was more than the overall industry's growth.
Win Semi 1Q15 sales rise 3.5%
Apr 8, 21:22
Pure-play gallium arsenide (GaAs) foundry Win Semiconductors saw its first-quarter revenues increase 3.5% sequentially bucking seasonal trends.
Taiwan March CPI down on month, year, says DGBAS
Apr 8, 14:37
Taiwan's March 2015 consumer price index (CPI) of 102.42 (2011 as base year) decreased 0.22% on month and 0.61% on year, while the corresponding wholesale price index (WPI) of 89.07 rose 0.08% on month but dropped 8.55% on year, according to statistics released by the Directorate-General Budget, Accounting...
Chipbond to post 5-10% sales growth in 2Q15, says report
Stockwatch - Apr 7, 21:40
LCD driver IC packaging and testing house Chipbond Technology is expected to report a 5-10% sequential increase in consolidated revenues for the second quarter of 2015, buoyed mainly by rising shipments for handset panels, according to a recent Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN)...
Altera, TSMC develop UBM-free WLCSP packaging
Apr 7, 21:30
Altera and TSMC have produced an UBM-free (under-bump metallization-free) WLCSP (wafer-level chip scale package) technology for Altera's MAX 10 FPGA products, according to the companies.
SEMI reports 2014 semiconductor materials sales of US$44.3 billion
Apr 7, 13:59
The global semiconductor materials market increased 3% in 2014 compared to 2013, while worldwide semiconductor revenues increased 10%, according to SEMI. Revenues of US$44.3 billion mark the first increase in the semiconductor materials market since 2011.
UTAC bolsters QFN package portfolio
Apr 7, 12:00
UTAC Holdings, a Singapore-based semiconductor testing and assembly services provider, has introduced two new offerings to bolster its quad flat no-lead (QFN) portfolio - a 0.3mm thin QFN package and a side lead plating (SLP) process that improves QFN solder joints for automotive, aerospace and other...
SAS to expand solar-grade silicon ingot, wafer capacities
Apr 2, 14:04
Sino-American Silicon Products (SAS) will expand annual production capacity for solar-grade crystalline silicon ingots and wafers from 900MWp and 850MWp respectively in 2014 to 1.1GWp and 1GWp respectively in 2015, the company said at an April 1 investors conference.
Digitimes Research: Samsung expected to see increasing orders on 14nm process
Apr 2, 12:01
Qualcomm's next-generation application processor (AP), the Snapdragon 820, is expected to outsource to Samsung Electronics using a 14nm node, which the Korea-based foundry house has demonstrated as a proven process as showcased by the performance and power consumption of its14nm Exynos 7420 CPU developed...
ASE to deal out cash dividend for 2014
Apr 1, 10:52
Semiconductor assembly and test house Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) plans to distribute a cash dividend per share of NT$3.50 (US$0.06) for 2014.
VIS signs OTP IP license agreement with Attopsemi
Mar 31, 21:52
Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) has licensed Attopsemi's one-time programmable (OTP) technology, according to the Taiwan-based specialty IC foundry. Attopsemi provides a fuse-based OTP IP across all CMOS processes from 0.50- to 0.11-micron, including mixed signal, high voltage and BCD pro...
Foundry chipmaker Powerchip developing SoC for IoT
Mar 31, 10:45
Taiwan-based Powerchip Technology is developing a single-chip solution integrating embedded flash memory and ARM-based processors, targeting Internet of Things (IoT), according to industry sources.
Niching 2014 profits hit 3-year high
Mar 31, 10:41
IC packaging material and tool distributor Niching Industrial has posted net profits of NT$61.37 million (US$1.96 million) in 2014, up 116% on year and hitting a 3-year high. The earnings translated into a net EPS of NT$1.57.
UMC snatches high-end 28nm chip orders from TSMC clients
Mar 31, 10:39
United Microelectronics (UMC) has obtained some orders for high-end 28nm chips from Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company's (TSMC) major clients including Qualcomm and MediaTek, according to industry sources.
UMC begins construction of 12-inch fab in Xiamen
Mar 30, 15:57
United Semiconductor (Xiamen) or United Semi, a subsidiary of United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) in Xiamen, has begun construction of its new 12-inch fab, which is scheduled to enter trial production at the end of 2016 and begin mass production in 2017, according to industry sources.
TSMC to supply chips for rumored iPhone 6S and 6C
Mar 25, 22:32
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) will remain the major processor supplier for Apple in the second half of 2015 as the foundry will supply 20nm chips for an upcoming 6C model and 16nm FinFET chips for 6S models, according to industry sources.
Xintec to list on Taiwan OTC on March 30
Mar 25, 21:53
Image sensor packaging house Xintec will be listed on the Taiwan over-the-counter (OTC) stock market at a tentative price of NT$42 (US$1.34) per share on March 30, according to the company.