Sigurd, CHPT November revenues increase
Dec 7, 11:37
IC testing companies Sigurd Microelectronics and Chunghwa Precision Test Technology (CHPT) have reported on-year revenue increases of 17.7% and 41.2%, respectively, for November 2016.
TSMC to build new plant for 5nm and newer processes
Dec 7, 11:33
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has outlined its investment schedule for 5nm and more advanced node manufacturing, including plans to build a new manufacturing site with investment totaling NT$500 billion (US$15.6 billion), according to Yang Hung-duen, Taiwan's minister of science...
Chip demand for iPads slows
Dec 6, 21:14
Chip demand for Apple's iPad devices has been slow according to supply-chain sources. Shipments of the iPad-series for 2016 could reach just 40 million units or even below the mark, the sources indicated.
Global October chip sales increase, says SIA
Dec 6, 21:11
Worldwide sales of semiconductors reached US$30.5 billion for the month of October 2016, an increase of 3.4% from the previous month's total of US$29.5 billion and 5.1% higher than the October 2015 total of US$29.0 billion, according to the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA).
SPIL, KYEC November revenues rise
Dec 6, 15:55
IC packaging and testing houses Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL) and King Yuan Electronics Company (KYEC) have reported on-year revenue growth of 7.4% and 20.7%, respectively, for November 2016.
Taiwan November CPI down on month, up on year, says DGBAS
Dec 6, 13:45
Taiwan's November 2016 consumer price index (CPI) of 106.53 (2011 as base year) decreased 0.43% on month but increased 1.97% on year, while the corresponding wholesale price index (WPI) of 85.29 rose 0.63% on month but dropped 0.28% on year, according to statistics released by the Directorate-General...
PCB inspection equipment firm Machvision revenues hike
Dec 6, 11:06
Strong shipments for flexible PCB inspection products have boosted revenues at equipment supplier Machvision, which saw its cumulative 2016 revenues through November already break the record of NT$710 million (US$22.1 million) generated in 2013.
Ardentec signs NT$4 billion syndicated loan
Stockwatch - Dec 5, 11:06
Wafer probing specialist Ardentec has signed a NT$4 billion (US$125.4 million) syndicated loan agreement with eight local banks in Taiwan, according to a company filing with the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE).
TSMC lands new 28nm chip orders for UFS controllers
Dec 2, 11:14
Pure-play foundry Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has obtained 28nm chip orders for UFS memory devices from SK Hynix, Silicon Motion Technology and Phison Electronics, according to industry sources.
ChipMOS shares to halt trading on November 30
Nov 29, 22:42
Packaging and testing company ChipMOS Technologies will enter a trading halt on November 30, pending the release of material information, according to a company filing with the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE).
TSMC to post up to 3% sequential drop in 1Q17 revenues
Nov 28, 22:35
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is expected to post up to a 3% sequential decrease in consolidated revenues in the first quarter of 2017, but will enjoy revenue growth in the following quarter, according to industry sources.
TSMC planning 12nm process technology
Nov 28, 22:30
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is planning to roll out a 12nm process node to further enhance its competitiveness in the 28nm and more advanced technology segment, according to industry sources.
Taiwan 3Q16 economic growth estimated at 2.03%, says DGBAS
Nov 28, 13:09
Taiwan's economic growth rate for the third quarter of 2016 is estimated at 2.03%, adjusted 0.04pp from the forecast made in August 2016, according to the Directorate General of Budget, Accounting and Statistics (DGBAS) on November 25.
SMIC opens JV fab for analog and specialty IC manufacturing
Nov 25, 10:10
Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) has announced the official inauguration of Ningbo Semiconductor International (NSI), established by China IC Capital - a wholly-owned investment fund of SMIC - Ningbo Senson Electronics, and Hua Capital.
Taiwan October manufacturing production index up, says MOEA
Nov 23, 21:34
Taiwan recorded a manufacturing production index (2011 as base year) of 110.97 for October 2016, increasing 2.10% on month and 5.67% on year, according to statistics released by the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) on November 23.
Japan chip gear orders rise 7% in October, says SEAJ
Nov 22, 21:59
Japan-based semiconductor equipment manufacturers posted JPY139.3 billion (US$1.3 billion) in orders in October 2016 (three-month average basis), up 7.3% from JPY129.85 billion in September, according to the Semiconductor Equipment Association of Japan (SEAJ).
Taiwan October unemployment rate down on month, up on year, says DGBAS
Nov 22, 15:46
Taiwan had 464,000 jobless citizens in October 2016, equivalent to an unemployment rate of 3.95% which dropped 0.04pp point on month but rose 0.05pp on year, according to statistics released by the Directorate-General of Budget, Accounting and Statistics (DGBAS) on November 22.
Market for 10nm mobile chips to heat up in 2017
Nov 22, 10:54
Qualcomm, Samsung Electronics, MediaTek, Apple and Spreadtrum Communications are gearing up to roll out their 10nm mobile chips which will be shipped in smartphones during 2017.
ASE-SPIL merger still under review in China and US
Nov 18, 14:22
A proposed merger between Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) and Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL) is still being reviewed by anti-trust authorities in China and the US despite the recent approval by Taiwan's Fair Trade Commission (FTC). The pair is unlikely to gain approval from the two...
SMIC 28nm chip shipments to double in 4Q16
Nov 17, 10:18
Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) is expected to hike shipments of its 28nm process technology to 20 million chips in the fourth quarter of 2016 from 10 million units in the third, buoyed by orders placed by Qualcomm and Leadcore Technology, according to industry sources.
Taiwan FTC OKs ASE-SPIL merger
Nov 17, 10:12
Taiwan's Fair Trade Commission (FTC) has approved the proposed merger between Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) and Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL).
UMC unveils 12-inch fab in China
Nov 17, 10:08
United Microelectronics (UMC) on November 16 held an opening ceremony for a 12-inch wafer fab in Xiamen, China, according to the Taiwan-based pure-play foundry.
eMemory NeoFuse IP verified in TSMC 10nm FinFET process
Nov 17, 10:06
Taiwan-based eMemory, a logic NVM IP provider, has announced the successful demonstration of its security-enhanced NeoFuse IP in TSMC's 10nm FinFET process, along with IP design kits available to customers for product design-in.
Taiwan IC production value to fall 4.8% in 4Q16, says IEK
Nov 16, 14:38
Taiwan's IC production value is forecast to decline 4.8% sequentially to NT$627.7 billion (US$19.8 billion) in the fourth quarter of 2016, according to the Industrial Economics and Knowledge Center (IEK) of the Taiwan government-sponsored Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI).
SMIC, IMECAS cooperate on MEMS R&D and foundry
Nov 16, 11:06
Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) and the Institute of Microelectronics of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (IMECAS) have announced the signing of a cooperation agreement for a MEMS R&D foundry platform to jointly develop MEMS sensor standard processes and build a complete MEMS supply...
Equipment maker Foxsemicon posts record 3Q16 profits
Nov 16, 11:04
Semiconductor equipment maker Foxsemicon Integrated Technology, an affiliate of the Foxconn Group, has reported record net profits of NT$191 million (US$6.01 million) for the third quarter of 2016.
Era of Silicon 4.0: TSIA chairman talks about virtual Moore's Law
Nov 16, 10:37
With 2015 being the 50th anniversary of Moore's Law, one of the hottest topics that has continued to be discussed up until now in the semiconductor industry has been whether Moore's Law would come to an end. Nicky Lu, chairman of the Taiwan Semiconductor Industry Association, recently addressed this...
Certification service provider IST acquires new factory for NT$356 million
Nov 15, 15:50
Taiwan-based Integrated Service Technology (IST), which offers full-scope verification and analysis services to the IC engineering industry with customers covering the whole spectrum of the electronics industry from IC design to end products, has acquired a new factory in Hsinchu, northern Taiwan,...
Fujifilm to open new plant for advanced IC materials in Taiwan
Nov 14, 23:05
Fujifilm has announced that its semiconductor business subsidiary, Fujifilm Electronic Materials, will launch the operation of its third plant in Taiwan in late November. The new Fujifilm plant located in Tainan, southern Taiwan will be engaged in the manufacture of advanced semiconductor materials.
LandMark Optoelectronics to buy back 2.19% stake
Nov 11, 15:34
LandMark Optoelectronics, a maker of GaAs- and InP-based epitaxial wafers for making optical components for communication products, has announced the buyback of two million shares of its stock, equivalent to a 2.19% stake, at a price interval of NT$160.00-430.00 (US$5.08-13.65) per share during November...
HLMC to break ground for new 12-inch fab in early December
Nov 11, 11:22
Shanghai Huali Microelectronics (HLMC) is scheduled to hold a groundbreaking ceremony in early December for its second 12-inch fab in Shanghai, according to the China-based pure-play foundry. MediaTek's vice chairman Ching-Jiang Hsieh is expected to attend the event.
Chipbond posts another month of record revenues
Nov 11, 11:09
Packaging and testing company Chipbond Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.62 billion (US$51.1 million) for October 2016, up 0.5% sequentially and 14.1% on year.
TSMC October revenues increase
Nov 10, 15:55
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$91.09 billion (US$2.88 billion) for October 2016 representing increases of 1.5% on month and 11.4% on year.
Lite-On Semi generates profits for 3Q16
Stockwatch - Nov 10, 15:53
Discrete and analog IC component maker Lite-On Semiconductor has reported net profits of NT$327.2 million (US$10.36 million) or NT$0.55 per share for the third quarter of 2016.