Walton announces stock buyback
May 23, 14:37
Memory-IC packaging and testing house Walton Advanced Engineering has announced plans to repurchase as many as five million shares at prices between NT$8 (US$0.25) and NT$12 per share through July 22, 2016. The repurchased shares will be distributed to employees, the company said.
Macronix stock downgraded to requiring full delivery
May 18, 13:33
Stock of Taiwan-based Macronix International will be downgraded on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE) to requiring full-cash delivery on May 19, after the company's first-quarter net value per share failed to meet the required NT$5 mark.
Nanya buys equipment for NT$692 million
Stockwatch - May 18, 11:05
DRAM chipmaker Nanya Technology has announced the purchase of a batch of machinery equipment for NT$691.83 million (US$21.2 million).
ChipMOS secures NT$13.2 billion syndicated loan
May 16, 15:05
ChipMOS Technologies has signed a five-year syndicated loan for NT$13.2 billion (US$404.5 million) with 10 local banks in Taiwan, according to the packaging and testing company.
Worldwide semiconductor revenues to fall 2.3% in 2016, says IDC
May 16, 10:00
Worldwide semiconductor revenues for 2016 will fall for a second consecutive year to US$324 billion, down 2.3% from the previous year according to IDC. Revenues are forecast to log a CAGR of 1.9% from 2015-2020, reaching US$364 billion in 2020.
UMC to help develop DRAM manufacturing technology for China firm
Stockwatch - May 16, 09:59
Fujian Jin Hua Integrated Circuit and Taiwan-based United Microelectronics (UMC) have signed a technology cooperation agreement for UMC to develop DRAM related technologies for Jin Hua, according to a company filing UMC issued with the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE).
Digitimes Research: Samsung, Hynix capex for memory to fall in 2016
May 12, 15:55
Samsung Electronics and SK Hynix will both lower their total capex for memory ICs in 2016, according to Digitimes Research. During the year, both companies will focus on migrating to 18nm process technology for the manufacture of DRAM chips and ramping up their 3D NAND flash capacities.
KYEC posts profit rise in 1Q16
May 10, 22:50
Wafer probing service company King Yuan Electronics (KYEC) has reported net profits of NT$603 million (US$18.5 million) for the first quarter of 2016, up 30.3% sequentially and 0.6% on year. EPS for the quarter came to NT$0.52.
Transcend Information sees April revenues drop
Stockwatch - May 10, 15:40
Transcend Information has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.751 billion (US$53.96 million) for April 2016, representing a 9.05% drop on month and 16.74% drop on year.
Winbond April revenues rise
Stockwatch - May 9, 21:34
Specialty memory specialist Winbond Electronics has announced consolidated revenues of NT$3.52 billion (US$108.5 million) for April 2016, up 2.8% sequentially and 11.4% on year.
Inotera reports increased revenues for April
Stockwatch - May 6, 16:50
Inotera Memories has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.915 billion (US$102.82 million) for April 2016, representing a 2.05% increase on month and 2.96% increase on year.
Macronix reports on-year rise for April revenues
Stockwatch - May 6, 16:48
Macronix International has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.743 billion (US$53.79 million) for April 2016, representing a 1.79% drop on month but an 11.46% increase on year.
Nanya sees April revenues decline
Stockwatch - May 6, 16:47
Nanya Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.975 billion (US$91.81 million) for April 2016, representing a 9.86% drop on month and 23.98% drop on year.
Adata 1Q16 profits soar
May 4, 10:54
Memory module maker Adata Technology saw its first-quarter net profits surge 340% from a year earlier, buoyed by rising non-operating profits.
Transcend 1Q16 net profits fall 25%
Apr 29, 09:44
Memory module maker Transcend Information has announced net profits for the first quarter of 2016 declined 25.4% from a year earlier to NT$623 million (US$19.3 million), while consolidated revenues fell 7.9% on year to NT$5.65 billion.
Macronix posts another quarter of losses
Apr 28, 20:48
Macronix International, which specializes in the manufacture of NOR flash and mask ROM memory chips, remained unprofitable in the first quarter of 2016 bringing its net value per share below NT$5 (US$0.16).
Silicon Motion posts record revenues and profits for 1Q16
Apr 28, 15:30
Silicon Motion Technology has announced net income (non-GAAP) of US$24.3 illion or US$0.68 per diluted ADS on net sales of US$112.7 million for the first quarter of 2016. The results all hit the highest quarterly levels in the company's history.
Inotera swings to loss in 1Q16
Apr 28, 12:09
Inotera Memories slipped into the red in the first quarter of 2016 with revenues falling due to falling DRAM ASPs and shipments.
Nanya nets NT$0.68 in 1Q16 EPS
Apr 28, 12:04
DRAM chipmaker Nanya Technology has reported net profits for the first quarter of 2016 slid 1.1% sequentially to NT$1.85 billion (US$57.2 million). The earnings translated into a net EPS of NT$0.68.
Tsinghua investment will not affect PTI 2016 operations
Apr 27, 14:19
Whether or not an investment proposal by Tsinghua Unigroup obtains approval by Taiwan's anti-trust authority will not affect Powertech Technology's (PTI) operations during 2016, according to the Taiwan-based IC backend house.
Memory IC design house AP Memory to debut on TSE in May
Newswatch - Apr 26, 22:27
Shares of Taiwan-based memory IC design company AP Memory Technology, a joint venture set up by Powertech Technology and Elite Semiconductor Memory Technology (ESMT), will debut on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE) in the second half of May.
Memory module maker Apacer to reduce capital by 33%
Newswatch - Apr 22, 15:22
Memory module maker Apacer Technology will reduce its capital by NT$496.9 million (US$15.37 million) or 33% to NT$1.009 billion, aiming to shore up its return on equity (ROE) ratio and the profitability per share, according to the company.
Powerchip nets NT$4.64 in 2015 EPS
Apr 22, 10:58
Foundry chipmaker Powerchip Technology has reported net profits of NT$10.28 billion (US$318.7 million) for 2015 with EPS coming to NT$4.64. The year also marked the third consecutive year that the company generated net profits of more than NT$10 billion.
Phison to post sequential revenue growth through 3Q16, says report
Stockwatch - Apr 21, 14:09
NAND flash controller IC supplier Phison Electronics is expected to enjoy sequential revenue growth through the third quarter of 2016, and see monthly shipments reach a record high during the quarter, the Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) cited market watchers as saying in a recent...
Micron intros new NVMe PCIe SSD portfolio
Apr 20, 11:18
Micron Technology has announced a new portfolio of PCIe solid state drives (SSDs) that leverage the high-performance NVMe protocol. The new Micron 9100 and 7100 PCIe SSDs provide data center customers with purpose-built storage products for implementing an agile, scale-out IT infrastructure. These...
Taiwan FTC approves Micron-Inotera deal
Apr 13, 21:55
Taiwan's Fair Trade Commission (FTC) has approved the planned merger between Micron Semiconductor Taiwan (MST), a Taiwan-based unit of Micron Technology, and Inotera Memories.
Phison to issue new shares for private placement
Stockwatch - Apr 12, 11:06
Phison Electronics' board of directors has approved the issuing of up to 20 million new shares through private placement with an aim to form new cooperation or strategic alliances with domestic and international companies, accordig to the Taiwan-based NAND flash device controller IC supplier.
Winbond reports increased March revenues
Stockwatch - Apr 8, 16:04
Specialty memory specialist Winbond Electronics has announced consolidated revenues of NT$3.43 billion (US$105.6 million) for March 2016, up 6.9% sequentially and 4.9% on year.
iPhone SE is 3 iPhone generations rolled into 1, IHS teardown reveals
Apr 7, 21:16
A preliminary estimate by IHS and its teardown and cost benchmarking service shows that the iPhone SE smartphone costs about US$160 to build. The US version of an entry-level iPhone SE with 16GB of NAND memory carries a bill of materials (BOM) of US$156.20, which rises to US$160.00 when the manufacturing...
Global semiconductor sales dip slightly in February, says SIA
Apr 6, 11:41
The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) has announced that worldwide sales of semiconductors reached US$26 billion for the month of February 2016, a decrease of 3.2% compared to the previous month's total of US$26.9 billion and 6.2% lower than the February 2015 total of US$27.7 billion.