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  • Fabless+and+fab%2Dlite+are+the+new+norm
    Over the past decade, the IC industry has been paring down its older capacity as manufacturers have consolidated or transitioned to the fab-lite or fabless business models, according...
  • PSMC swings to loss in 2019

    Tuesday 17 March 2020
    The+US%2DChina+trade+disputes+were+partly+blamed+for+the+firm%27s+poor+results
    Pure-play foundry Powerchip Semiconductor Manufacturing (PSMC), which is wholly-owned by Powerchip Technology, swung to net losses of NT$1.48 billion (US$48.9 million) in 2019. EPS...
  • Guden+is+keen+on+expanding+production+capacity
    Gudeng Precision Industrial has enjoyed robust demand for EUV mask pods, and plans to implement its capacity expansion project ahead of schedule, according to the Taiwan-based fab...
  • SEMI+cuts+fab+equipment+growth+forecast+for+2020
    Global fab equipment spending promises to rebound from its 2019 downturn and see a modest recovery this year before a sharp uptick drives record investments in 2021, SEMI said in...
  • Smartphone+AP+shipments+to+China%2Dbased+vendors+came+to+197+million+units%2C+down+5%2E9%25+on+year
    Smartphone AP shipments to China-based vendors came to 197 million units, down 5.9% on year and 7.7% on quarter.
  • Lam+Research+breaks+new+ground+in+etch+technology
    Lam Research has announced the launch of Sense.i with core technology evolved from Lam's Kiyo and Flex process module. The Sense.i platform enables the etch capabilities required...
  • KLA+has+introduced+new+systems
    KLA has announced the Archer 750 imaging-based overlay metrology system and the SpectraShape 11k optical critical dimension (CD) metrology system for IC manufacturing.
  • Globalfoundries+has+announced+its+eMRAM
    Globalfoundries announced recently that its embedded magnetoresistive non-volatile memory (eMRAM) on the company's 22nm FD-SOI (22FDX) platform has entered production. The foundry...
  • VIS+sees+clear+order+visibility+through+March
    Eight-inch foundry Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) has seen clear order visibility through the end of March, with no substantial shifts in customer orders despite the ongoing...
  • TSMC fab toolmakers remain upbeat

    Friday 14 February 2020
    TSMC%27s+fab+tool+suppliers+are+expected+to+see+significant+sales
    Revenue prospects for TSMC's ecosystem partners, particularly semiconductor equipment makers, remain upbeat this year despite the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, according to market...
  • UMC+to+pour+CNY3%2E5+billion+into+China+12%2Dinch+fab+operation
    Taiwan-based United Microelectronics (UMC) through subsidiary HeJian Technology (Suzhou) will invest a total of CNY3.5 billion (US$501.2 million) in United Semiconductor's (Xiamen)...
  • The+top%2D5+semiconductor+firms+account+for+more+than+half+of+wafer+capacity
    The world's top-five wafer capacity leaders each had capacity of more than 1,000,000 wafer starts per month, with their combined capacity representing 53% of the world's total wafer...
  • TSMC revenues up in January, VIS down

    Monday 10 February 2020
    TSMC+said+its+staff+in+China+has+returned+to+work
    TSMC has reported consolidated revenues for January 2020 increased 32.8% on year and 0.4% sequentially to NT$103.68 billion (US$3.45 billion), while revenues at specialty IC foundry...
  • TSMC reiterates sales guidance for 1Q20

    Thursday 6 February 2020
    TSMC+Nanjing+under+close+management+amid+China+coronavirus+outbreak
    TSMC currently has no plans to revise its sales and margin guidance for the first quarter of 2020, according to the pure-play foundry, which also disclosed non-production staff at...
  • Memory+contract+prices+to+rise+slightly+in+1Q20
    DRAMeXchange has reiterated its previous forecast that DRAM and NAND flash memory contract prices for the first quarter of 2020 will rise slightly on quarter.
  • TSMC+and+UMC+have+seen+no+impact+on+its+China+production+from+the+coronavirus+outbreak
    Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) and United Microelectronics (UMC) have both said that production at their fabs in China stays on track and has not been affected...
  • YMTC+reportedly+claims+its+shipments+have+been+unaffected+by+the+coronavirus+outbreak
    Memory startup Yangtze Memory Technologies (YMTC) and its 12-inch foundry subsidiary Wuhan Xinxin Semiconductor Manufacturing (XMC) have both claimed their chip deliveries remain...
  • Fab toolmakers expect strong 2020

    Monday 20 January 2020
    Guden+is+reportedly+a+supplier+of+TSMC
    With TSMC - the world's top pure-play foundry - anticipating record-high capex levels this year, semiconductor equipment vendors particularly those engaged in TSMC's supply chain...
  • TSMC says no plans for US fab

    Friday 17 January 2020
    TSMC+CEO+CC+Wei+%28left%29+and+chairman+Mark+Liu+%28right%29
    In response to reports indicating Washington has increased its pressure on TSMC to have a plant in the US for the fabrication of high-security products, the Taiwan-based foundry said...
  • Chinese+semiconductor+firms+are+keen+to+build+new+production+lines
    Semiconductor equipment suppliers including distributors have seen demand surge from China where a number of wafer fabs are being equipped for additional production capacity, according...
  • SMIC scaling up 14nm chip output

    Thursday 16 January 2020
    SMIC+has+started+volume+production+for+14nm+chips
    Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) has kicked off volume production of chips built using 14nm FinFET process technology at its manufacturing site in Shanghai since the...
  • TSMC+enjoys+robust+7nm+chip+sales
    China's Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) with its 14nm FinFET process manufacturing is likely to obtain orders from HiSilicon, which has been among the major clients...
  • NAND+flash+prices+to+surge+after+Kioxia+fab+fire
    Recovery in the memory market has been expected to send prices rising, but the extent of increase in the NAND flash segment may be bigger than expected in the short term after a brief...
  • Module+makers+believe+the+impact+should+be+short%2Dterm
    A brief fire that broke out at Kioxia's Yokkaichi plant in Japan on January 7 may send NAND flash prices surging, according to industry observers.
  • Good+year+ahead+for+pure%2Dplay+foundries
    With silicon wafer manufacturer GlobalWafers recently expressing optimism about its order visibility for the first quarter of 2020, TSMC and other pure-play foundries are also expected...
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