Wednesday 12 February 2020
Outbreak posing mixed impacts on different semiconductor segments in China
The coronavirus outbreak has posed mixed impacts on semiconductor firms operating in China, with backend service houses suffering the most, reaching average capacity utilization of...
Tuesday 11 February 2020
PCB makers see workers return slowly, but shipments transportation OK
Taiwan-based PCB makers operating plants in China are seeing a low return rate of workers amid the ongoing coronavirus outbreak but they have secured smooth transportation for products...
Monday 10 February 2020
TSMC revenues up in January, VIS down
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...
Thursday 6 February 2020
Realtek remains positive
Networking IC specialist Realtek Semiconductor remains positive about its performance in the first quarter of 2020, with no substantial shifts in customer orders so far despite the...
Thursday 6 February 2020
TSMC reiterates sales guidance for 1Q20
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...
Tuesday 4 February 2020
Memory prices to rise at slower pace
Memory chip prices are likely to rise at a slower pace in February, as buyers in China are holding a wait-and-see approach, according to industry observers.
Friday 31 January 2020
Yangtze Memory maintains production unaffected by outbreak
Yangtze Memory Technology (YMTC), which is headquartered in the hardest-hit city of Wuhan in the wake of China's coronavirus outbreak, has told Digitimes that it has taken necessary...
Friday 15 November 2019
CPT owes workers up to NT$300 million in salary
The ill-fated panel maker Chunghwa Picture Tubes (CPT) is believed to be owing about 2,000 of its employees nearly NT$300 million (US$9.82 million) in salary, as it seeks to sell...
Friday 26 July 2019
TSMC hiring new staff in Taiwan
TSMC has announced a large-scale hiring plan to support the company's business growth and technology development and is aiming to recruit more than 3,000 new employees in Hsinchu,...
Wednesday 9 May 2018
Qualcomm still undecided about server chip biz amid reports of R&D resources cut, say sources
Members of Qualcomm's top management are still divided over whether the company should stay in or withdraw from the server market, despite reportedly having sharply reduced R&D...
Thursday 1 February 2018
SMIC obtains government fund for advanced node technology development
China-based pure-play foundry Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) has obtained financial support from the government to accelerate the development of its 14nm and more...
Monday 20 November 2017
Apple reportedly whittles down micro LED R&D team in Taiwan
Apple has reportedly downsized its R&D team for development of micro LED display products in Longtan, northern Taiwan, due to issues related to mass transfer of micro LED chips...
Tuesday 17 October 2017
Mong-song Liang becomes SMIC co-CEO
Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) has announced the appointment of Haijun Zhao and Mong-song Liang as the company's co-chief executive officers and executive directo...
Thursday 10 August 2017
Oxford Instruments to expand R&D staff at ITRI
UK-based precision instrument maker Oxford Instruments on August 9 announced the expansion of its R&D staff stationed at the Taiwan government-sponsored Industrial Technology...
Tuesday 11 July 2017
Broadcom to slash workforce in Taiwan
Broadcom is set to cut its workforce in Taiwan by over 90% at the end of August, according to industry sources. The speculation has drawn the attention of several chipmakers such...