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2040 news items tagged 2018

  • Winbond
    Specialty DRAM and flash memory chipmaker Winbond Electronics is slowing down constructing and equipping its new 12-inch wafer plant in Kaohsiung, southern Taiwan, according to company...
  • Semiconductor+sales+are+expected+to+decline+in+2019
    With revenues plunging by 14.7% in the third quarter, the global semiconductor market appears destined for a year of double-digit decline despite some signs of growth in the critical...
  • Powerchip+chairman
    Powerchip Semiconductor Manufacturing (PSMC), a foundry subsidiary of Powerchip Technology, has enjoyed robust demand for smartphone-use sensors which is filling its 12-inch fab ca...
  • Semiconductor+sales+increased+in+October
    Worldwide semiconductor sales grew nearly 3% sequentially in October. However, sales posted an on-year decline for the 10th consecutive month.
  • CHPT obtains major orders for 5G chips

    Wednesday 4 December 2019
    CHPT+obtains+major+orders+for+5G+chips
    Chunghwa Precision Test Tech (CHPT) has obtained orders for test interfaces for 5G smartphone chips from the world's first-tier fabless chipmakers, and is poised to enjoy a strong...
  • NOR+flash+demand+is+being+driven+by+rising+popularity+of+TWS+earbuds
    The supply of NOR flash memory is likely to fall short of demand in 2020, with the gap estimated at up to 10%, according to industry sources.
  • TSMC Nanjing swings to quarterly profit

    Tuesday 26 November 2019
    TSMC+to+expand+its+Nanjing+fab+capacity
    TSMC Nanjing Company has reported its first quarterly profit for the third quarter, which narrowed its losses to NT$1.41 billion (US$46.1 million) in the first three quarters of 2019...
  • UIS+has+reported+net+profit+surged+44%2E3%25+from+a+year+earlier
    Taiwan-based United Information Systems (UIS) has reported net profit surged 44.3% from a year earlier to NT$2.03 billion (US$66.7 million) in the first three quarters of 2019. EPS...
  • FocalTech swings to profit in 3Q19

    Thursday 14 November 2019
    FocalTech+managed+to+return+to+profitability+in+the+third+quarter+of+2019
    IC design house FocalTech Systems managed to return to profitability in the third quarter of 2019, ending a streak of three consecutive quarterly losses.
  • Demand+for+8K+TVs+is+expected+to+pick+up+in+2020
    TSMC and UMC are set to allocate more of their available 12-inch fab capacities for the fabrication of display driver ICs in 2020 to satisfy growing demand for applications such as...
  • Transcend to post better 4Q19 results

    Monday 11 November 2019
    Transcend+expects+to+post+better+results+for+the+fourth+quarter+compared+to+the+third+quarter
    Memory module firm Transcend Information expects to post better financial results for the fourth quarter compared to the third quarter, citing recovery in end-market demand and chip...
  • tsmc
    Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$106.04 billion (US$3.49 billion) for October 2019, with the revenues trailing only behind...
  • chip
    The share of semiconductor industry capital spending held by the top-5 companies (Samsung, Intel, TSMC, SK Hynix and Micron) is forecast to reach an all-time high of 68% this year,...
  • Iteq posts record 3Q19 profit

    Monday 4 November 2019
    Iteq+reports+profit+growth+for+3Q19
    Copper-clad laminate (CCL) specialist Iteq has reported net profits surged 79.3% from a year earlier and 23.9% sequentially to a record high of NT$715 million (US$23.5 million) in...
  • Huawei+defies+sanctions+to+achieve+record+shipments+in+3Q19
    While Samsung retained the top rank in the world's smartphone market, second-ranked Huawei was the standout performer during the third quarter of 2019 with shipments surging by 14.8...
  • Total+worldwide+installed+capacity+for+MEMS+and+sensors+fabs+is+forecast+to+grow+25%25
    Total worldwide installed capacity for MEMS and sensors fabs is forecast to grow 25% to 4.7 million 200mm equivalent wafers per month from 2018 to 2023, driven by explosive demand...
  • VIS stays cautious

    Friday 1 November 2019
    VIS+remains+cautious+about+its+outlook+for+the+rest+of+2019
    Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) remains cautious about its outlook for the rest of 2019, citing still high inventory levels at its customers, according to the Taiwan-based...
  • Gudeng+and+Marketech+are+being+identified+as+some+of+the+beneficiaries+of+TSMC%27s+capex+ramp%2Dup
    Taiwan-based Gudeng Precision and Marketech International, which provide ASML equipment parts and components, are being identified as some of the beneficiaries of TSMC's capex ramp-up...
  • TSMC to see profits surge in 2020-21

    Monday 21 October 2019
    5G+commercialization+triggers+new+wave+of+prosperity+in+chipmaking+industry
    TSMC is expected to enjoy significant profit increases in 2020 and 2021, after posting its first annual decrease in eight years this year, according to industry observers.
  • TSMC+expects+to+enjoy+another+quarter+of+record+high+revenues
    TSMC expects to enjoy another quarter of record high revenues, while adding an additional US$4 billion in its full-year capital budget. The pure-play foundry has forecast revenues...
  • UMC September revenues down, VIS up

    Wednesday 9 October 2019
    UMC+saw+its+September+revenues+decline+17%2E9%25+sequentially
    United Microelectronics (UMC) saw its September revenues decline 17.9% sequentially, while revenues at Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) increased nearly 2% on month.
  • WPG+and+WT+Micro+have+disclosed+that+they+will+discontinue+their+TI+chip+and+component+offerings
    Taiwan-based IC distributors WPG Holdings and WT Microelectronics have disclosed that they will discontinue their Texas Instruments (TI) chip and component offerings starting from...
  • Transcom+is+expected+to+report+impressive+financial+results+for+2019
    Transcom, a Taiwan-based GaAs chip and foundry company, is expected to report impressive financial results for 2019 thanks mainly to robust orders for niche-market power amplifiers,...
  • Pingtouge+unveils+first+AI+chip
    TSMC with its competitive 7nm process technology has obtained orders for made-for-AI chip processors from Nvidia, Xilinx and Qualcomm, and a number of China-based vendors such as...
  • Worldwide+sales+of+semiconductors+posted+a+year%2Dover%2Dyear+decline
    Worldwide sales of semiconductors posted a year-over-year decline for the eighth consecutive month in August 2019.
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