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PTI terminates deal with Tsinghua Unigroup

Jan 16, 21:20

Taiwan-based Powertech Technology (PTI) has decided to terminate its share subscription agreement with China's state-owned Tsinghua Unigroup, according to the packaging and testing house.

Commentary: A lesson to be learned from China panel industry headhunting

Jan 16, 14:49

China's relentless efforts of headhunting from Taiwan's semiconductor industry have continued, with the latest target being Shih-wei Sun, ex-CEO of United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC). Sun will serve as an executive VP of worldwide operations of China's Tsinghua Unigroup, effective January 201...

Fab investment surging in China, says SEMI

Jan 13, 14:55

From 2004 through 2014, over US$70 billion was spent on semiconductor equipment and materials in China, according to SEMI. Over this period, assembly and packaging infrastructure showed particular growth and development as both overseas and China-headquartered companies increased manufacturing capacity...

Pure-play foundry market to increase at 7.6% CAGR over 2016-2021, says IC Insights

Jan 13, 14:55

The pure-play foundry market is forecast to play an increasingly stronger role in the worldwide IC market during the next five years, according to IC Insights. The pure-play IC foundry market will grow at a CAGR or 7.6% from 2016 to 2021, according to IC Insights.

Certification service provider Material Analysis steps up investment in China

Jan 13, 14:14

Taiwan-based certification service provider Material Analysis Technology (MA-tek) has disclosed plans to invest more than NT$200 million (US$6.33 million) in its operations in China, which will be subject to approval by Taiwan's Investment Commission.

Topco posts record 2016 revenues

Jan 13, 10:47

Taiwan-based Topco Scientific has reported consolidated revenues for 2016 grew about 19% on year to a record high of NT$22.63 billion (US$716.7 million). The semiconductor material distributor also expressed optimism about its sales performance in 2017, citing continued strong demand for advanced-node...

TSMC expects up to 10% revenue drop in 1Q17, cautious about 2Q

Jan 13, 10:46

Pure-play foundry Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has forecast revenues will fall up to 10% sequentially in the first quarter of 2017, and expressed caution over the prospects for the second quarter.

TSMC chairman Morris Chang

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 bring manufacturing back to the US.

Morris Chang on the sidelines of the quarterly investors meeting

TSMC collaborates with Mentor Graphics enabling design and verification tools for new InFO technology variants

Jan 12, 21:04

TSMC has extended its collaboration with Mentor Graphics on the Xpedition Enterprise platform in conjunction with the Calibre platform for the design and verification of TSMC's integrated fan-out (InFo) packaging technology for multi-chip and chip-DRAM integration applications, according to the EDA...

TSMC 2016 EPS reaches NT$12.89

Jan 12, 15:18

Pure-play foundry Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has reported record net profits of NT$334.25 billion (US$10.5 billion) for 2016 with EPS reaching NT$12.89. The EPS results outpaced market watchers' general outlook of between NT$12 and NT$12.50.

Marketec, UIS enjoy record 2016 revenues

Jan 12, 14:39

Fab toolmakers Marketech International and United Information Systems (UIS) both saw their 2016 revenues reach record-high levels.

Tsinghua Unigroup planning three new wafer plants with investment totaling US$70 billion

Jan 12, 10:30

China's Tsinghua Unigroup is looking to build IC manufacturing sites in Wuhan, Chengdu and Nanjing with total investment reaching US$70 billion, according to Zhao Weiguo, chairman for the state-backed technology conglomerate.

Equipment maker Foxsemicon December revenues hit 11-month high

Jan 12, 10:20

Semiconductor equipment maker Foxsemicon Integrated Technology, an affiliate of the Foxconn Group, has reported consolidated revenues for December 2016 increased 13.6% sequentially to NT$797 million (US$25 million).

Win Semi posts record 2016 revenues

Jan 11, 11:22

GaAs IC foundry Win Semiconductors' revenues for 2016 hit a record high of NT$13.61 billion (US$425.9 million), and net profits for the first three quarters of the year already exceeded those for all of 2015.

TSMC 4Q16 revenues beat guidance

Jan 10, 15:50

Pure-play foundry Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) saw its fourth-quarter revenues increase 0.7% sequentially, beating its guidance of a 1-2% drop.

Topco Scientific reports revenues for December 2016

Stockwatch - Jan 10, 15:34

Topco Scientific has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.727 billion (US$54.08 million) for December 2016, representing a 12.65% drop on month and 0.12% increase on year.

Fab toolmaker Gudeng posts record 2016 revenues

Jan 10, 15:20

Taiwan-based Gudeng Precision Industrial, a semiconductor front-end equipment manufacturer mainly specializing in mask solution products and wafer handling equipment, saw its 2016 revenues increase 12.5% on year to a record high of NT$2.175 billion (US$68.1 million).

Chipbond posts record December, 4Q16 revenues

Jan 10, 11:09

Chipbond Technology saw its December revenues climb to a record NT$1.63 billion (US$50.8 million). Revenues for the fourth quarter of 2016 came to NT$4.87 billion, also a record high.

ASE posts record 4Q16 revenues

Jan 10, 11:08

Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$77.13 billion (US$2.4 billion) for the fourth quarter of 2016, up about 6% sequentially and 2.1% on year. The results were also the highest quarterly revenues in the company's history.

Former UMC CEO to join Tsinghua Unigroup

Jan 10, 11:06

Shih-Wei Sun, ex-CEO of Taiwan-based pure-play foundry United Microelectronics (UMC), will join China's state-owned Tsinghua Unigroup to serve as executive VP of worldwide operations, according to industry sources.

Former UMC CEO Shih-Wei Sun

Memory market poised for strongest annual growth through 2021, says IC Insights

Jan 10, 11:02

Sales of memory ICs are expected to show the strongest growth rate among major IC market categories during the next five years, according to IC Insights.

UMC, VIS post record 2016 revenues

Jan 10, 10:59

Pure-play wafer foundries United Microelectronics (UMC) and Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) both saw their 2016 revenues climb to record-high levels.

Taiwan sees increased December export value, says MOF

Jan 9, 21:32

Taiwan recorded total export value of US$25.70 billion for December 2016, increasing 1.4% on month and 14.0% on year, while the corresponding total import value of US$20.83 billion dropped 1.1% on month but grew 13.2% on year, according to statistics released by the Ministry of Finance (MOF) on January...

UMC December revenues up on year

Stockwatch - Jan 9, 16:23

United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$12.558 billion (US$391.16 million) for December 2016, representing a 2.77% drop on month and 17.66% increase on year.

PTI 2016 revenues rise 14%

Stockwatch - Jan 6, 16:07

IC backend house Powertech Technology (PTI) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$4.59 billion (US$143.5 million) for December 2016, down 0.5% on month but up 15.5% on year.

Global Unichip posts record December revenues

Jan 6, 10:50

IC design service company Global Unichip saw its December revenues rise 19.6% sequentially to a record high of NT$1.15 billion (US$35.8 million).

SPIL posts record 2016 revenues

Jan 6, 10:41

IC packaging specialist Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL) saw its 2016 revenues climb to a record NT$85.11 billion (US$2.66 billion).

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

Jan 5, 15:05

Taiwan's December 2016 consumer price index (CPI) of 105.46 (2011 as base year) decreased 1.00% on month but increased 1.70% on year, while the corresponding wholesale price index (WPI) of 86.19 rose 1.09% on month and 1.41% on year, according to statistics released by the Directorate-General Budget,...

TSMC launches internal bribery probe

Jan 5, 10:48

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has fired an engineer alleged to have taken bribes, and will continue an internal investigation into other bribe-taking allegations, according to the pure-play foundry.

Sigurd 2016 revenues rise 14.7%

Jan 5, 10:45

IC testing companies Sigurd Microelectronics saw its 2016 revenues climb 14.7% on year to a record high of NT$5.8 billion (US$180 million).

Testing company KYEC looks to handset chips, auto IC and CMOS image sensors for 2017 growth

Jan 5, 10:33

Testing company King Yuan Electronics (KYEC) expects to continue benefiting from continued robust demand for handset ICs, automotive-related chips and CMOS image sensors, company chairman CK Lee was quoted in a recent report by Taiwan's Central News Agency (CNA).

Global chip sales rise 7% in November, says SIA

Jan 5, 10:23

Worldwide sales of semiconductors reached US$31 billion for November 2016, an increase of 7.4% from the November 2015 total of US$28.9 billion and 2% more than the October 2016 total of US$30.4 billion, according to the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA).

PCB inspection equipment firm Machvision posts record 2016 revenues

Jan 4, 11:00

Automated optical inspection (AOI) equipment specialist Machvision has reported record consolidated revenues of NT$805 million (US$24.9 million) for 2016.

IC testing device provider CHPT posts record 2016 revenues

Jan 4, 10:54

IC testing solution provider Chunghwa Precision Test Technology (CHPT) saw its 2016 revenues climb to a record high of NT$2.595 billion (US$80.1 million), which represented a 50.4% increase from the NT$1.725 billion reported for 2015.

TSMC 7nm ready for customer tape-outs in 2Q17, says report

Newswatch - Jan 3, 15:29

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has moved to qualify its more advanced 7nm FinFET technology, which will be ready for customer tape-outs in the second quarter of 2017, according to a recent Chinese-language Commercial Times report.

TSMC spends NT$26 billion on equipment

Stockwatch - Dec 30, 16:46

Pure-play foundry Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has spent a total of NT$26.06 billion (US$806.1 million) on machinery equipment from Applied Materials, ASML, FEL and Tokyo Electron, according to a company filing with the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE).

EPA passes environmental impact assessment for TSMC 10nm facilities

Dec 30, 11:17

Taiwan's Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) has approved an environmental impact assessment on land designated for construction of 10nm production facilities by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) in Taichung, central Taiwan.

SPIL orders equipment for NT$1.19 billion

Stockwatch - Dec 30, 11:08

IC packager Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL) has announced equipment purchases worth a total of NT$1.19 billion (US$36.93 million) from Advantest and Kulicke and Soffa Industries.

Global Unichip opens new office in the Netherlands

Dec 29, 09:34

IC design services provider Global Unichip has announced the opening of a new office in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, in a move to actively expand its business in Europe.

VIS likely to post record 4Q16 revenues

Dec 29, 09:32

Strong demand for LCD driver ICs and power management chips will buoy revenues at specialty IC foundry Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) in the fourth quarter of 2016, which are expected to register a sequential increase despite seasonal factors, according to a recent Chinese-language Commercial...

Silicon wafer suppliers hike contract prices by 10% for 1Q17

Newswatch - Dec 28, 14:55

Local and international silicon wafer suppliers have settled contract prices for 12-inch wafers for the first quarter of 2017 with Taiwan-based semiconductor firms, with overall prices edging up 10% on average, according to a Chinese-language Commercial Times report.

Taiwan science parks January-October revenues drop slightly, says MOST

Dec 28, 11:12

Government-run Hsinchu Science Park (HSP), Southern Taiwan Science Park (STSP) and Central Taiwan Science Park (CTSP) generated combined revenues of NT$1.909 trillion (US$59.92 billion) during January-October 2016, dropping 0.59% on year, according to the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST).

Winbond orders equipment for NT$1.71 billion

Stockwatch - Dec 27, 22:03

Winbond Electronics has disclosed two purchases of machinery equipment from KLA-Tencor and Tokyo Electron for a total of NT$1.71 billion (US$52.87 million), according to company filings with the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE).

ASE obtains ISO 26262 for its Kaohsiung site

Dec 27, 21:48

Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) has obtained the ISO 26262 certification from TUV Nord for its Kaohsiung, southern Taiwan facility, according to the packaging and testing company.

TSMC buys equipment for NT$9.74 billion

Stockwatch - Dec 27, 21:46

Pure-play foundry Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has spent a total of NT$9.74 billion (US$301.96 million) on equipment from six suppliers, according to filings issued with the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE).

PTI buys equipment from Disco

Stockwatch - Dec 27, 16:09

Powertech Technology (PTI), which provides backend services for the manufacture of memory chips as well as logic ICs, has purchased packaging equipment and spare parts from Disco for about NT$500 million (US$15.6 million), according to a company filing with the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE).

Chipbond grabs new gold bumping orders for power amplifiers, says report

Newswatch - Dec 26, 22:54

Packaging and testing house Chipbond Technology reportedly has landed new orders for gold bumping for power amplifier (PA) components from Japan- and US-based vendors, according to a Chinese-language Commercial Times report.

Taiwan November manufacturing production index up, says MOEA

Dec 26, 10:34

Taiwan recorded a manufacturing production index (2011 as base year) of 112.91 for November 2016, increasing 2.05% on month and 10.36% on year, according to statistics released by the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) on December 23.

Commentary: Implications of former TSMC executive serving as independent director at SMIC

Dec 23, 15:44

The catchup being played by China-based Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) to the rank of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has moved one step further with former TSMC co-chief operating officer Shang-yi Chiang accepting an offer to serve as an independent, non-executive...

Sigurd budgets NT$1.6 billion for 2017 capex

Stockwatch - Dec 23, 11:24

Testing company Sigurd Microelectronics plans to budget NT$1.61 billion (US$50.2 million) in capital expenditures for 2017 to mainly replace equipment and expand production capacity, according to a resolution passed by the company's board of directors.

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