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  • SMIC+sees+14nm+process+start+generating+revenues
    Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) started generating revenues from 14nm FinFET process technology in the fourth quarter of 2019, when the China-based pure-play foundry...
  • 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...
  • Global+Unichip+president+Ken+Chen
    IC design service company Global Unichip expects to enjoy modest revenue growth in 2020, driven by growing demand for 5G and AI related devices.
  • Weak+memory+prices+affected+semiconductor+spending
    Leading original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) reduced their semiconductor spend in 2019, influenced by declining memory prices, according to Gartner. Apple took the top rank from...
  • SEMI%3A+Annual+silicon+industry+trends
    Worldwide silicon wafer area shipments in 2019 declined 7% from the 2018 record high, while revenues slipped 2% on year but remained above the US$11 billion mark, according to the...
  • Semiconductor+R%26D+spending+is+growing
    While consolidation in the semiconductor industry contributed to lower growth rates in R&D spending in the past five years, the long-term trend has been for a slowdown in annual...
  • SK Hynix posts profit fall in 2019

    Friday 31 January 2020
    SK+Hynix+saw+2019+net+profit+drop+87%25
    SK Hynix saw its operating profits plunge 87% to KRW2.71 trillion (US$2.28 billion) in 2019, while consolidated revenues decreased 33% on year to KRW26.99 trillion. The company generated...
  • YMTC+CEO+Simon+Yang
    Memory startup Yangtze Memory Technology (YMTC), in which China's state-owned Tsinghua Unigroup holds a controlling stake, has reiterated plans to transition directly from 64-layer...
  • TSMC+expects+mild+drop+in+1Q20+sales
    TSMC expects to post revenues of between US$10.2 billion and US$10.3 billion in the first quarter of 2020, representing an about 1.4% sequential decrease. Gross margin and operation...
  • 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...
  • Global+semiconductor+sales+dropped+in+2019
    Worldwide semiconductor revenue totaled US$418.3 billion in 2019, down 11.9% from 2018, according to Gartner. Intel regained the No. 1 position in the market as the downturn in the...
  • Nanya+president+Pei%2DIng+Lee
    DRAM chipmaker Nanya Technology has developed 10nm process technology in-house, with risk production to kick off in the second half of 2020, according to the Taiwan-based company.
  • 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...
  • Samsung+and+Huawei+have+adopted+more+of+their+in%2Dhouse+developed+APs
    Leading smartphone brands Samsung and Huawei are ramping up consumption of their own application processor solutions in their products, causing market share to shift away from top...
  • CHPT+posts+record+2019+revenue
    Chunghwa Precision Test Tech (CHPT) saw sales generated from its new VPC (vertical probe card) product line grow to account for a double-digit percentage of the company's total revenues...
  • NAND+flash+prices+to+rise+by+up+to+40%25+in+2020
    NAND flash contract prices are forecast to rise by up to 40% in 2020, according to sources at memory chipmakers.
  • Xintec profit soars in November

    Thursday 26 December 2019
    Xintec+profit+soars+in+November
    Niche-market IC packaging house Xintec has disclosed its net profit surged 252% from a year ago to NT$74 million (US$2.46 million) in November 2019. EPS for the month came to NT$0....
  • MediaTek+targets+China+as+the+main+market+for+its+5G+chips
    MediaTek is expected to embrace an ambitious strategy to grow its presence in the 5G smartphone SoC sector. It will focus its efforts on 5G chip solutions for the upper midrange smartphone...
  • Record+amount+of+IC+capacity+forecast+to+be+added+in+2021
    As much as 17.9 million wafers (200mm-equivalents) per year of new IC capacity could be added in 2020, followed by another 20.8 million wafers of new IC capacity in 2021, which would...
  • North+American+semi+equipment+industry+billings+rise
    Monthly billings of North American semiconductor equipment manufacturers, which registered their first on-year increase since October 2018 and climbed to a 14-month high in October...
  • TDDI+chip+prices+continue+to+slide
    Prices of TDDI (touch with display driver integration) chips are expected to drop another 10-20% in 2020, according to sources at Taiwan-based fabless chipmakers, which expressed...
  • TSMC+has+reported+sales+increase+for+November
    Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) saw its November revenues increase 1.7% sequentially, while revenues at United Microelectronics (UMC) and Vanguard International...
  • Macronix+chairman+Miin+Wu
    Macronix International is poised to kick off commercial shipments of 48-layer 3D NAND flash chips in the second half of 2020, followed by volume shipments of 96-layer 3D NAND products...
  • Sony+sees+strong+CIS+sales
    TSMC has obtained orders for CMOS image sensors from Sony, and will fabricate the chips using 40nm process technology at Fab 14A in Tainan, southern Taiwan, according to a recent...
  • Nuvoton+will+acquire+PSCS+in+an+all%2Dcash+deal+valued+at+US%24250+million
    Acquiring Panasonic's loss-making semiconductor business will have a negative impact on Nuvoton Technology's profitability in the short term, and it may take time for the business...
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