PTI to deal out cash dividend of NT$4 for 2016
Feb 23, 09:47
Powertech Technology's (PTI) board of directors has adopted a proposal recommending the distribution of a NT$4 (US$0.13) cash dividend per share for 2016, when the company saw its net profits climb to a 6-year high of NT$4.84 billion.
Taiwan IC production value to rise 5.8% in 2017, say TSIA and IEK
Feb 21, 15:34
The production value of Taiwan's IC industry, consisting of designers, manufacturers, packaging and testing houses, will increase 5.8% in 2017 reaching NT$2,591.6 billion (US$84.1 billion), according to forecast made by the Taiwan Semiconductor Industry Association (TSIA) and Industrial Economics and...
China and Taiwan fabs gearing up for next-gen memory production
Feb 21, 10:51
China- and Taiwan-based pure-play foundries are partnering with their fabless clients to fabricate next-generation memory types, such as 3D NAND, MRAM and ReRAM, while memory chipmakers are developing the next-generation technologies in-house.
Taiwan IC production value rises 8.2% in 2016, say TSIA and IEK
Feb 20, 15:40
Taiwan's IC industry, consisting of designers, manufacturers, packaging and testing houses, generated production value of NT$2,449.3 billion (US$79.5 billion) in 2016, increasing 8.2% on year, according to data compiled by the Taiwan Semiconductor Industry Association (TSIA) and Industrial Economics...
Walton net profits surge in 2016
Feb 20, 14:29
Memory-IC backend specialist Walton Advanced Engineering has reported net profits for the fourth quarter of 2016 hiked almost 200% sequentially to NT$317 million (US$10.3 million), which also marked the highest quarterly total.
MStar co-founder joints Tsinghua Unigroup, says report
Newswatch - Feb 16, 22:27
Steve Yang, co-founder of MStar Semiconductor, has been hired by Tsinghua Unigroup to lead Yangtze River Storage Technology's R&D teams, according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) report. Yangtze River Storage is a subsidiary of Tsinghua Unigroup committed to developing...
Toshiba now willing to sell majority of memory business
Feb 15, 16:38
Toshiba share prices continued to drop on Wednesday as the fallout from the write off of its nuclear energy business in the US continues and the company has now indicated that it is willing to sell off a majority of its memory business. The company has lost about US$8 billion in market cap since Dec...
Macronix losses narrow in 2016
Feb 14, 18:11
Taiwan-based Macronix International, a maker of flash and mask ROM memory, saw its losses narrow a substantial 94% from a year earlier in 2016 thanks to growth in sales generated from all its product lines.
Toshiba delays earnings announcement
Feb 14, 16:29
Multiple media reports out of Japan are indicating that Toshiba has surprised investors by delaying the announcement of its quarterly earnings amid fears that the company will report losses topping US$6 billion for its nuclear business in the US. The company's share price was down 8% for the day.
Micron ramping up 1Xnm chip production, says executive
Feb 14, 10:49
Micron Technology's wafer plant in Taichung, central Taiwan is scaling up its output of DRAM chips built using 1Xnm process technology, and will have more than half of its total production capacity manufactured using the newer node sometime in the second half of 2017, according to factory site director...
Micron to offload NOR flash business, says report
Stockwatch - Feb 13, 15:13
Micron Technology is reportedly seeking buyers for its NOR flash memory business, as the US memory vendor intends to concentrate its resources in the more-profitable DRAM and 3D NAND flash areas, according to a recent Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) report.
Micron starts making 1Xnm DRAM in Taiwan, says report
Newswatch - Feb 13, 11:25
Micron Technology's factory site in Taichung, central Taiwan is already producing DRAM chips using 1Xnm process technology, and will have all its production capacity using the newer node in early 2018, factory site director KC Hsu was quoted as saying in a recent report by Taiwan's Central News...
Nanya January revenues down
Feb 10, 15:44
DRAM maker Nanya Technology has reported January consolidated revenues decreased 4.6% on month to NT$4.07 billion (US$131.1 million).
New iPhone to enter production early, say sources
Feb 10, 14:24
Makers in the iPhone supply chain will start delivering parts and components for production of the next-generation iPhone series later in the first quarter of 2017, earlier than the schedule in previous years, according to industry sources.
PTI reports revenues down in January 2017
Stockwatch - Feb 8, 15:51
Packaging and testing company Powertech Technology (PTI) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$4.389 billion for January 2017, representing a 4.33% drop on month but a 14.67% increase on year.
Winbond January revenues down, Macronix up
Feb 7, 21:52
Winbond Electronics' consolidated revenues fell about 2% sequentially and 1% on year to NT$3.42 billion (US$110 million) in January 2017, while Macronix International's revenues increased 4.2% on month and 29.8% from a year earlier to NT$2.185 billion, according to the companies.
Adata January revenues increase
Feb 7, 11:06
Memory module firm Adata Technology has announced consolidated revenues of NT$2.51 billion (US$81.2 million) for January 2017, up 10.7% on month and 37.5% on year.
Winbond to spend NT$1.14 billion on equipment
Stockwatch - Feb 6, 13:31
Taiwan-based Winbond Electronics, a provider of specialty DRAM and NOR flash memory, has announced plans to budget an additional capex of NT$1.139 billion (US$36.9 million) for buying new equipment. The investment will be made starting the first quarter of 2017.
Walton to post up to 5% revenue decrease in 1Q17, says report
Stockwatch - Feb 3, 13:59
Memory-IC backend specialist Walton Advanced Engineering is expected to see its first-quarter revenues buck their typical seasonal patterns, thanks to a ramp-up of orders placed by Micron Technology, according to a recent Chinese-language Commercial Times report.
Global Unichip rolls out ASIC solutions for SSD
Feb 2, 15:18
Taiwan-based Global Unichip, a fabless ASIC design house, has rolled out its complete portfolio of solid state drive (SSD) ASIC solutions that cover application-specific front end design capabilities, advanced node design flow experience, robust manufacturing management, and a production-proven IP...
Panasonic, UMC team up for 40nm ReRAM
Feb 2, 14:54
Panasonic Semiconductor Solutions (PSCS) announced recently it had reached an agreement with pure-play foundry United Microelectronics (UMC) on the joint development of mass production process for next-generation 40nm resistive random access memory (ReRAM).
DRAM prices to continue rally
Jan 26, 10:27
DRAM prices will rally through the second quarter of 2017 to reflect ongoing tight supply, according to Pei-Ing Lee, president for Nanya Technology. It is likely prices will start to show stability in the third quarter.
Winbond buys equipment for NT$3.32 billion
Stockwatch - Jan 26, 10:23
Winbond Electronics, a memory chipmaker specializing in specialty DRAM and flash chips, has disclosed two purchases of machinery for NT$3.32 billion (US$105.9 million).
Nanya posts EPS of NT$7.33 for 4Q16
Jan 25, 23:11
DRAM chipmaker Nanya Technology has announced net profits surged to NT$20.06 billion (US$639.5 million) for the fourth quarter of 2016, with EPS reaching NT$7.33 compared with NT$0.51 in the prior quarter and NT$0.77 a year ago.
Silicon Motion posts record revenues and profits for 2016
Jan 25, 11:17
Revenues at Silicon Motion Technology climbed to a record US$556 million in 2016, up 54% on year, while net profits (non-GAAP) also reached a record US$130 million. The company's diluted earnings per ADS reached US$3.64 for the year.
Winbond nets NT$0.23 per share for 4Q16
Jan 24, 21:54
Winbond Electronics, a memory chipmaker specializing in specialty DRAM and flash memory, saw its fourth-quarter net profits climb to the peak for 2016 at NT$871 million (US$27.8 million). EPS for the quarter came to NT$0.23.
NOR flash prices rise, says report
Newswatch - Jan 23, 22:18
NOR flash prices are set to rise 5-7% sequentially in the first quarter of 2017, following more than four years of declines, according to a recent Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) report.
PTI 1Q17 sales to beat seasonal patterns, says president
Jan 23, 21:47
Packaging and testing company Powertech Technology (PTI) expects its performance during the first quarter of 2017 to be stronger than the seasonal pattern seen historically, said company president JY Hung at a January 23 investor meeting.
Semiconductor M&A reach peak in 2015-2016, says IC Insights
Jan 20, 14:50
More than two dozen acquisition agreements were announced by semiconductor companies worldwide in 2016, with a combined value of US$98.5 billion compared to the record-high of US$103.3 billion in purchases struck in 2015, when over 30 deals were reached, according to IC Insights.