Wednesday 3 April 2024
Nikon shows concerns about emerging Chinese competitors in lithography
In the global lithography industry dominated by ASML, Nikon, and Canon, Nikon expressed concerns about emerging challenges from China-based competitors.
Monday 11 December 2023
Weekly news roundup: With 300 immersion lithography DUV machines, can China expand advanced chip capacity and other top stories
These are the most-read tech stories during the week of December 4-8:
Tuesday 5 December 2023
China Big Fund II injects US$1 billion into HLMC, may aid advanced chip development
Although the limelight of global media was cast on SMIC for its 7nm chips used in Huawei's Mate 60 Pro smartphone, Shanghai Huali Microelectronics Corp (HLMC), the other China foundry...
Monday 12 June 2023
Taiwan academia gearing up to help TSMC maintain leading edges
In helping TSMC maintain its leading edge, the government has approved funding support for a spate of R&D projects undertaken by academic research teams, aiming to fill related...
Tuesday 16 May 2023
SK Hynix denies using NIL equipment for 3D NAND production in 2025
According to South Korea media ChosunBiz, citing Korean industry sources, SK Hynix is testing nano imprint lithography (NIL) equipment and conducting R&D associated with...
Monday 24 April 2023
Quantity is quality: an interview with Burn Lin, father of immersion lithography
During TSMC's conference held in Taipei on April 20, 2023, institutional investors made their inquisition on whether the cost and yield of the Fab 21 plant under construction in Arizona,...
Thursday 30 January 2020
Wuhan chipmakers reportedly say shipments remain normal amid 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...
Friday 22 November 2019
Chinese foundry HSMC gearing up for 14nm, 7nm chip production
Wuhan Hongxin Semiconductor Manufacturing (HSMC), a logic IC foundry founded in late 2017, is gearing up for 14nm and 7nm process manufacturing eyeing to be China's most advanced...
Friday 22 February 2019
Advances in logic IC process technology move forward
There is more variety than ever among the logic-oriented process technologies that companies offer, and derivative versions of each process generation between major nodes have become...
Friday 9 February 2018
Globalfoundries 22FDX process to attract more orders, says company executive
After securing orders from STMicroelectronics, Globalfoundries' 22nm FD-SOI (22FDX) process is being evaluated by hundreds of potential customers looking to use a more advanced fully-depleted...
Monday 1 August 2016
HMI posts NT$7.68 EPS for 2Q16
Taiwan-based Hermes Microvision (HMI), a provider of electron beam (e-beam) inspection tools and solutions, saw its second-quarter profits more than double on quarter with EPS reaching...
Thursday 8 October 2015
Imec and Cadence complete tapeout of first 5nm test chip
Nano-electronics research center imec and Cadence Design Systems have announced that the companies completed the first tapeout of a 5nm test chip using extreme ultraviolet (EUV) as...
Wednesday 26 June 2013
TSMC R&D VP recognized for contributions to lithographic manufacturing
Burn J Lin, VP of R&D at Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), has been recognized for his invention of liquid immersion lithography. The breakthrough allows the...
Tuesday 15 January 2013
Winbond set to swing to profits in 1Q13, report says
Taiwan-based Winbond Electronics, a manufacturer of specialty DRAM and NOR flash memory, is set to return to the profitability in the first quarter of 2013, according to a report...
Friday 1 July 2011
Rexchip sells equipment for NT$1 billion
Rexchip Electronics on June 30 announced it has sold a set of immersion lithography equipment with leaseback options. The company will collect NT$1 billion (US$34.8 million) from...