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  • ASE buys equipment from Teradyne

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  • TSMC discloses NT$4.4 billion worth of facility construction for Nanjing fab

    Before Going to Press | 6h 25min ago

  • ASE, SPIL sign merger deal

    Before Going to Press | 6h 25min ago

  • Taiwan market: FET launches smart home solution

    Before Going to Press | 6h 48min ago

  • Huawei to launch VR device in July

    Before Going to Press | 6h 50min ago

  • China market: Xiaomi to launch 3rd-party mobile payment services

    Before Going to Press | 6h 52min ago

  • AIC offers hardware/software integrated solutions for data centers

    Before Going to Press | 6h 53min ago

  • Efun Technology to not deal out 2015 dividend

    Before Going to Press | 6h 55min ago

  • Hota Industrial lands 7-year orders from BorgWarner

    Before Going to Press | 6h 56min ago

  • Sharp to beef up overseas marketing of solar cells, says Nikkei

    Before Going to Press | 6h 56min ago

  • Aaeon Technology to deal out 2015 dividend of NT$3

    Before Going to Press | 6h 57min ago

  • Samsung Display to reportedly end production at 7G LCD factory

    Before Going to Press | 6h 57min ago

  • Huawei Technologies ships 28.3 million smartphones globally in 1Q16, says report

    Before Going to Press | 6h 58min ago

  • Short lead-time orders to buoy UMC 3Q16 revenues

    Before Going to Press | 6h 59min ago

  • Digitimes Research: China IC production value to rise 15% in 2016

    Before Going to Press | 7h ago

  • Robust SSD demand to buoy related IC revenues in 3Q16

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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 the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE).

TSMC 3Q16 revenues to rise almost 20%, says report

Newswatch - Jun 30, 10:04

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is expected to post nearly 20% sequential growth in third-quarter revenues, as shipments for Apple's A10 processors will kick off soon, according to a report by Taiwan's Central News Agency (CNA).

TSMC orders equipment for NT$3 billion

Stockwatch - Jun 30, 10:03

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has announced purchases of manufacturing equipment and facilities totaling NT$3.05 billion (US$94.4 million) from Tokyo Electron, Lam Research International, Applied Materials, Marketech International and Mega Union Technology.

ASE expects merger with SPIL to create synergies

Jun 30, 10:01

Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) expects its merger with Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL) to create synergies, and both companies will be able to derive considerable benefits from merging, according to ASE COO Tien Wu.

ASE COO Tien Wu

IC design houses allocating 28/40nm orders to UMC, SMIC

Jun 29, 10:59

IC design houses have allocated more of their 28/40nm chip orders to United Microelectronics (UMC) and Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) due to tight supply from Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), according to industry sources.

ASE seeing better sales in 2H16

Jun 28, 13:53

Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) expects to post sequential revenue growth through the fourth quarter of 2016, according to company COO Tien Wu. Revenues for the second half of the year will outperform the first half.

ASE COO Tien Wu

UMC to enjoy full utilization of 28nm capacity through 4Q16, says report

Jun 28, 11:15

United Microelectronics (UMC) is expected to enjoy full utilization of 28nm production capacity through the fourth quarter of 2016, thanks to rising orders from Qualcomm and Marvell, according to a Chinese-language Commercial Times report.

Winbond buys equipment for NT$2.06 billion

Stockwatch - Jun 28, 11:05

Winbond Electronics has disclosed three purchases of machinery equipment from Applied Materials, Lam Research and Tokyo Electron for a total of NT$2.06 billion (US$63.37 million), according to company filings with the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE).

Intel to initialize 3rd wave of layoffs that could affect Taiwan suppliers

Jun 27, 15:36

Intel will start its third wave of layoffs at the end of June, targeting mainly its worldwide sales and marketing units. The move is expected to affect players in Taiwan's supply chain, according to industry sources.

Intel tightening up its personnel

ASE, SPIL vow to execute joint share-swap deal

Jun 27, 13:54

Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) and Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL) now expect to start the execution of a joint share-exchange MoU reached between the two companies in May by June 30, 2016 instead of the previously-agreed June 25, as the pair are still negotiating, according to the...

Fab toolmakers seeing significant 12-inch fab expansion in China

Jun 27, 12:39

Capacity expansions are expected to take place at more than 10 12-inch wafer fabs in China over the next five years, according to sources at semiconductor equipment providers, which are eyeing surging 12-inch fab tool demand from the region.

SMIC to buy 70% of LFoundry

Jun 27, 11:01

Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) has reached an agreement with LFoundry Europe (LFE) and Marsica Innovation (MI) to acquire a 70% stake in LFoundry for EUR49 million (US$54.5 million), according to the companies.

Power transistors to see less volatility in second half of decade, says IC Insights

Jun 24, 16:07

Greater demand for energy efficiency in systems, cars, portable electronics and new connections to the Internet of Things (IoT) will steadily drive power transistor sales to new record-high levels in the next three years, according to IC Insights.

Beijing to build new IC industrial park with total investment of CNY4 billion, says report

Jun 24, 14:54

A total investment of CNY4 billion (US$608 million) will be poured into the establishment of a new IC industrial park at the Zhongguancun (Haidian) Science Park in Beijing, according to a report from China's Beijing Business Today.

China makers count on government subsidies for profits, says report

Jun 24, 14:26

The amount of government subsidies received by major players in China's flat panel, semiconductor and LED industries reached 20-50% of their recurring net income in the latest three years thanks to the China government's subsidy policy, according to a Korea-based ET News report.

Taiwan May manufacturing production index up on month, year, says MOEA

Jun 24, 10:31

Taiwan recorded a manufacturing production index (2011 as base year) of 109.35 for May 2016, increasing 5.90% on month and 1.93% on year, according to statistics released by the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) on June 23.

Marketech 2016 profits to hit 12-year high, says report

Stockwatch - Jun 23, 21:33

Automation equipment specialist Marketech International is expected to see its profits for 2016 climb to a 12-year high with EPS reaching between NT$3 (US$0.09) and NT$3.50, a Chinese-language Commercial Times report quoted market watchers as saying.

Automotive semiconductor market grows slightly in 2015 while ranks shift, IHS says

Jun 23, 14:06

Despite slowing growth for the automotive industry and exchange rate fluctuations, the automotive semiconductor market grew at a modest 0.2% on year reaching US$29 billion in 2015, according to IHS.

UMC announces investment in China firm

Jun 22, 16:20

Pure-play foundry United Microelectronics (UMC) plans to invest up to US$50 million in China-based Wise Road Capital through a wholly-owned subsidiary Sino Paragon, according to a company filing with the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE).

Dow Chemical continues to ramp up CMP production in Taiwan

Jun 22, 15:32

Dow Chemical held recently a groundbreaking ceremony for the fourth-phase expansion project of its chemical mechanical polishing (CMP) plant in Hsinchu, northern Taiwan, according to the company.

SMIC announces mass production for Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 chips in Beijing

Jun 22, 14:24

Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) has announced that Qualcomm's Snapdragon 425 processor and MDM9x07 have passed customer qualification and begun mass production at its majority owned joint venture fab in Beijing. The successful production of 28nm Snapdragon products in Beijing represents...

Taiwan May unemployment rate down on month, up on year, says DGBAS

Jun 22, 14:15

Taiwan had 449,000 jobless citizens in May 2016, equivalent to an unemployment rate of 3.84%, down 0.02pp on month but up 0.22pp on year, according to statistics released by the Directorate-General of Budget, Accounting and Statistics (DGBAS) on June 22.

Sigurd to deal out cash dividend of NT$1.60 for 2015

Jun 22, 12:09

Testing company Sigurd Microelectronics has announced that plans to distribute a cash dividend of NT$1.60 (US$0.05) for 2015 have been approved by its shareholders.

UMC buys equipment from ASML

Stockwatch - Jun 22, 11:57

United Microelectronics (UMC) has announced the purchase of a batch of machinery equipment for NT$2.04 billion (US$63.57 million) from lithography system vendor ASML.

Hoya to shift LCD photomask production to Taiwan, Korea

Jun 21, 17:43

Japan-based Hoya, which has halted production of photomasks and other products at its Kumamoto plant since April 15 due to damage by earthquakes and an earthquake-induced fire in the cleanroom, has decided to shut down the plant and turn the facility into a technology development center.

Wafer Works extends to CMOS-use wafers

Jun 21, 11:49

Wafer Works has extended production from wafers for making power management (PWM) ICs to CMOS process wafers for logic ICs, according to the company.

PTI says minimal impact from power outage at Xian plant

Stockwatch - Jun 21, 11:14

Packaging and testing company Powertech Technology (PTI) said in a filing with the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE) that a power supply disruption at its Xian, China plant will not have a material impact on the facility operations.

Taiwan May export order value up on month, down on year, says MOEA

Jun 20, 21:24

Taiwan received export orders worth US$33.73 billion in total in May 2016, increasing 1.7% on month but decreasing 5.8% on year, according to statistics released by the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) on June 20.

Taiwan attracts foreign direct investment of over US$5 billion in January-May, says MOEA

Jun 20, 21:20

Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) approved 1,346 foreign direct investment projects (except from China) with a total value of US$5.178 billion in January-May 2016, respectively decreasing 6.72% and increasing 197.97% on year, according to MOEA statistics released on June 20.

North American semiconductor equipment industry posts May 2016 book-to-bill ratio of 1.09, says SEMI

Jun 20, 11:38

The book-to-bill ratio for the North America semiconductor equipment industry stayed above parity for the sixth consecutive month in May 2016, according to industry association SEMI.

A win-win for ASML and HMI

Jun 17, 09:56

ASML through its acquisition of Hermes Microvision (HMI) will further enhance its detection capabilities for extreme ultraviolet (EUV) lithography equipment, while the deal gives HMI a "perfect" exit from the fab-tool market.

TSMC obtains land use rights in Nanjing

Stockwatch - Jun 17, 09:48

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has gained land use rights for a 449,500-square meter industrial site in the Nanjing Pukou Economic Development Zone, China, according to a company filing with the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE). The term of the land-use rights is 50 years.

UMC buys equipment for NT$2.33 billion

Stockwatch - Jun 16, 14:38

United Microelectronics (UMC) has announced the purchase of a batch of machinery equipment for NT$2.33 billion (US$71.86 million) from lithography system vendor ASML.

ASML to acquire Hermes Microvision

Jun 16, 12:06

ASML and Taiwan-based Hermes Microvision (HMI) have entered into an agreement under which ASML will acquire all outstanding shares of HMI in a cash transaction valued at about NT$100 billion (US$3.1 billion), according to the companies.

Chipbond looking to enhance non-driver IC offerings, says chairman

Jun 15, 14:48

LCD driver IC packaging specialist Chipbond Technology is looking to enhance its offerings for non-driver ICs. Sales generated from non-driver IC segments are expected to account for more than 20% of Chipbond's total revenues in 2016, according to company chairman Fei-Jain Wu.

TSMC orders equipment for NT$12 billion

Stockwatch - Jun 15, 10:48

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has announced machinery equipment purchases totaling NT$12.11 billion (US$373.41 million) from nine companies, Advanced Micro Fabrication Equipment, Keysight Technologies Singapore (Sales), ASM Japan, ASML Hong Kong, Hitachi High-Technologies, Lam Research...

Nineteen new fabs and lines to begin construction in 2016-17, says SEMI

Jun 14, 22:26

SEMI has forecast that 19 new fabs and lines will begin construction in 2016 and 2017. While semiconductor fab equipment spending is off to a slow start in 2016, it is expected to gain momentum through the end of the year.

Shanghai Integrated Circuit Investment Fund completes 1st-round of fund-raising, says report

Jun 14, 16:02

The Shanghai Integrated Circuit Investment Fund (SICIF), one of the largest investment funds in China for the semiconductor industry, has completed the first round of fund-raising, totaling CNY28.5 billion (US$4.327 billion), according to media reports in China.

Cleanroom constructor UIS 2Q16 revenues to rise, says report

Stockwatch - Jun 14, 15:22

Taiwan-based cleanroom maker United Information Systems (UIS) is expected to post revenue growth of nearly 10% sequentially in the second quarter of 2016, according to a recent Chinese-language Commercial Times report.

UMC completes 200m share repurchase

Stockwatch - Jun 14, 11:00

United Microelectronics (UMC) has announced the completion of its share repurchase program ahead of schedule.

IC backend service firm Chipbond looks to increased sales in 2Q16

Newswatch - Jun 13, 15:05

LED driver IC backend service provider Chipbond Technology has reported revenues of NT$1.42 billion (NT$43.93 million) for May, increasing 23.4%, but down 1.36% on year.

Samsung, TSMC to compete in 7nm

Jun 13, 14:31

Samsung Electronics will be Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company's (TSMC) major competitor in the 7nm process segment, which will be an important area for the Taiwan-based foundry to maintain its technology leadership, according to TSMC chairman Morris Chang.

SMIC, Synopsys deliver 28nm HKMG low-power reference flow

Jun 13, 11:03

Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) and Synopsys have announced immediate availability of their joint 28nm RTL-to-GDSII reference design flow. Developed through deep engineering collaboration between Synopsys and SMIC on the 28nm High-K Metal Gate (HKMG) process technology, the flow is...

Topco Scientific sees revenues increase in May

Stockwatch - Jun 8, 16:16

Topco Scientific has reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.014 billion (US$62.56 million) for May 2016, representing a 9.16% drop on month and 41.37% increase on year.

Specialty IC foundry VIS posts revenue increase in May

Jun 8, 16:08

Specialty IC foundry Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.21 billion (US$68.6 million) for May 2016, increasing 2.9% sequentially and hitting the highest level in 14 months.

UMC May revenues rise 18% on month

Stockwatch - Jun 8, 15:18

United Microelectronics (UMC) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$12.71 billion (US$394.8 million) for May 2016, up 18% on month but down 1.8% on year.

TSMC posts revenue growth in May

Jun 8, 14:28

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$73.58 billion (US$2.3 billion) for May 2016, up 4.9% on year and 10.1% sequentially.

HMI shareholders approve 2015 dividend of NT$16

Jun 8, 14:03

Shareholders of Hermes Microvision (HMI), which provides electron beam (e-beam) inspection tools and solutions for the production of semiconductors, have approved the distribution of a NT$16 (US$0.50) cash dividend per share for 2015.

Global semiconductor sales decrease in April, says SIA

Jun 8, 14:01

The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) has announced worldwide sales of semiconductors reached US$25.8 billion for the month of April 2016, a decrease of 1.0% from last month's total of US$26.1 billion and 6.2% lower than the April 2015 total of US$27.6 billion. Additionally, a new WSTS industry...

Taiwan May CPI down on month, up on year, says DGBAS

Jun 8, 10:01

Taiwan's May 2016 consumer price index (CPI) of 104.42 (2011 as base year) decreased 0.37% on month but increased 1.24% on year, while the corresponding wholesale price index (WPI) of 85.07 rose 0.94% on month but dropped 2.80% on year, according to statistics released by the Directorate-General Budget,...

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