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SEMICON Taiwan 2004
  • DIGITIMES Show Daily, SEMICON Taiwan 2004, Taipei (13-15 September)

    Last update: Wednesday 15 September 2004 [44 news items]

Myers and Higashi talk about cyclicality and rising costs

Sep 15, 18:44

On the first day of Semicon Taiwan, DigiTimes had an opportunity to talk with Stanley Myers, president and chief executive officer of SEMI, and Terry Higashi, chairman of TEL (Tokyo...

Stanley Myers, president and CEO of SEMI

Micron on the advantages of stacking, part two

Sep 15, 18:39

Note: This is the second part of a report compiled from comments made by Mark Durcan, Micron’s CTO and VP of R&D, during an interview with DigiTimes in the second week of...

Illustration 5: Surround (left) versus interior (right) gate

China: The state of play in packaging & testing

Sep 15, 18:28

The IC packaging and testing sector is the strongest sub-sector of China’s IC industry, even though it creates the least “added-value” of any sector in the IC supply...

TCSIA chief coordinator acknowledges Taiwan government’s support

Sep 15, 18:14

Taiwan’s precision machinery industry has established itself in the III-V semiconductor industry, thanks to the support of the Taiwan government, according to Morrison Liang,...

Morrison Liang, chief coordinator of TCSIA, chairman of C Sun and NARC

Secondhand equipment floods China IC market

Sep 15, 18:11

Everyone believes that China is the sweet spot for chipmakers. The country’s demand for chips is expected to grow from US$2.16 billion in 2002 to US$7.72 billion in 2007, for...

Spirox to align with UMC and LogicVision on enhanced yield solution

Sep 15, 18:10

Semiconductor and TFT LCD integrated solutions provider Spirox has claimed success in developing a BIST (Built-in Self Test) embedded integrated solution for integrated circuits by...

Amkor’s Taiwan acquisition targets flip-chip market

Sep 15, 18:09

Amkor Technology is hoping its acquisition of 60% of Unitive Semiconductor Taiwan (UST) will help the company to tap local demand for flip-chip packaging, according to Ingu Yin Chang,...

Nextest displays new Magnum test system, announces Atmel purchase

Sep 15, 18:09

Nextest Systems, a first-time exhibitor at SEMICON Taiwan, is displaying its recently introduced Magnum test system at the show. The company has also taken the opportunity to announce...

The Nextest Magnum. Photo: company, September 2004

TSMC to pilot run 193nm immersion lithography next month

Sep 15, 18:07

After almost three years of co-development with ASML, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Corporation (TSMC) is set to begin 12-inch wafer pilot production using 193nm immersion lithography...

Burn Lin, senior director of the micropatterning technology division TSMC

Micron on the advantages of stacking

Sep 14, 14:32

With respect to a given lithography node – whether it’s 0.11- or 0.13-micron – both stack and trench processes are implementing 8F² technology. However, the...

Marc Durcan, Micron CTO and VP of R&D. Source: Micron, May 2004

Foundry rising: Greater China’s foundry sector is on the move

Sep 14, 14:27

The China government has been the driving force behind the country’s fast-growing semiconductor industry. With its State Council Circular No. 18, issued June 24, 2000, the China...

Services and solutions: Scientech Corporation has quietly built an extensive services and support organization for semiconductor manufacturers

Sep 14, 13:55

While maintaining something of a low profile within the industry, Scientech Corporation offers an interface between semiconductor manufacturers and services and support suppliers,...

Scientech's Hsinchu office. Source: company

ITRI executive among speakers at SEMI NanoForum 2004

Sep 14, 13:52

SEMI has announced the roster of speakers and companies that will make presentations at SEMI NanoForum 2004, the first global event to bring together SEMI members and representatives...

TCSIA hosts III-V Pavilion at SEMICON Taiwan 2004

Sep 14, 13:51

The Taiwan Compound Semiconductor Industrial Alliance (TCSIA), following the success of last year’s SEMICON Taiwan, is again hosting a special pavilion for compound semiconductors...

PSMC sees shipment growth for advanced-process photomasks

Sep 14, 13:50

The proportion of photomask shipments for 0.18-micron-and-below processes jumped over 60 percentage points in July for Photronics Semiconductor Mask Corporation (PSMC), amid escalating...

Taiwan equipment makers gear up for FPDs and III-Vs

Sep 14, 13:50

Taiwan’s equipment makers are gearing up to provide equipment for flat panel display (FPD) production, following their success in the III-V semiconductor sector, said Cheng...

Cheng Chen, director at the Precision Machinery

Semicon Taiwan 2004: The fundamentals are strong

Sep 14, 13:44

The 9th annual SEMICON Taiwan, 13-15 September, 2004, the show where chip-equipment makers, predominantly North American, show off their wares for Taiwan’s ever-growing semiconductor...

Thinking two steps ahead: In Taiwan’s semiconductor industry, KLA-Tencor plays a leading role in yield optimization and metrology solutions.

Sep 13, 15:12

If there has been one key lesson of the recent downturn in the semiconductor industry, it's that yield counts. In tough times, new fab construction may be put on hold, and utilization...

KLA-Tencor Taiwan president Norman Chang. Courtesy of company

Taiwan foundry overview - 6: IDM outsourcing

Sep 13, 15:10

Although IDMs have traditionally treated foundries as back-up sources for capacity, many industry observers believe that IDMs are increasing their outsourcing, even at advanced process...

Taiwan foundry overview - 5: Competition from China

Sep 13, 15:08

With strong support from the Chinese government, a huge and fast-growing domestic market, relatively low production costs and rising foreign investments have allowed Chinese foundries...

Taiwan foundry overview - 4: Moving towards integrated services

Sep 13, 15:05

In face of global competition, major Taiwan foundries are being prompted to provide value-added services, and these are then gradually transformed into forms of vertical integration...

Taiwan foundry overview - 3: Capacity expansion

Sep 13, 15:03

Since the second half of 2003, the foundry industry has been rebounding from a two-year period of recession. Because foundry firms and IDMs have expanded capacity in a relatively...

Taiwan foundry overview - 2: Why is the foundry model successful?

Sep 13, 14:58

Foundry firms produce made-to-order chips for customers. The success of this business model stems from a key value: cost saving. Fabless IC design houses and IDMs can leverage the...

Taiwan foundry overview - 1

Sep 13, 14:52

The year 1987 marked the start of foundry not just in Taiwan but globally, when Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) was founded as the world’s first “pure-play”...

Welcome to SEMICON Taiwan 2004!

Sep 13, 14:49

Welcome to SEMICON Taiwan 2004, the region’s premier exposition for semiconductor manufacturing technologies.

Stanley T. Myers, President & CEO, SEMI

Bellwether SEMICON opens in Taipei

Sep 13, 14:44

SEMICON Taiwan 2004 opens during a “quiet period” in the industry. Following a positive first half, with audited results from Taiwan’s publicly declared companies...

Advanced Wireless Semiconductor Company (AWSC)

Sep 10, 10:37

Advanced Wireless Semiconductor Company (AWSC) is a low cost GaAs HBT foundry service company. We utilize the most-cost effective mainstream GaAs manufacturing process technology,...

Alcatel Vacuum Technology

Sep 10, 10:37

A300: cost-effective Dry Pump for 300mm etch


Sep 10, 10:37

C Sun was founded in 1966, with a total capitalization of NT$ 628 million. The company has 450 employees located at three manufacturing sites in mainland China and Taiwan. C Sun is...


Compound Semiconductor Device Laboratory (CSDLAB)

Sep 10, 10:37

CSDLAB (Compound Semiconductor Device Laboratory) is an academic research center located at the NCTU, Hsinchu, Taiwan. The Lab is equipped with a wide variety of tools for compound...


Sep 10, 10:37

Cybernetix is an international specialist in Automatic Wafer Packaging & Inspection Equipment, as well as low-cost Automatic Test Equipment for Discrete Ics.



Sep 10, 10:37

A Professional, Enthusiastic and Creative Total-Solution Provider!


Ion Beam Services (IBS)

Sep 10, 10:37

A global service dedicated to customer support in the field of ion implantation

Ion Beam Services

JEMI France

Sep 10, 10:37

JEMI France is a non-profit association, created in 1989, that represents 43 French companies, mainly SMEs (small-to-medium size enterprises). JEMI France members offer both front-end...

JEMI France
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    This Digitimes Research Special Report provides a 2015 forecast for the global tablet market and analyzes the strategies of key market players such as Google, Apple, Intel, and Microsoft.

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