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  • Sumco expects its additional new capacity to come online in 2019 at the earliest, according to the Japan-based silicon wafer vendor, adding that it will enhance and optimize its existing...
  • Sumco has reportedly cut its wafer shipments to Wuhan Xinxin Semiconductor Manufacturing (XMC), and given priority to Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), Intel and...
  • Silicon wafer suppliers have advised their semiconductor customers to sign long-term contracts amid tight supply, according to industry sources.
  • With Siltronic reportedly drawing interest from China's state-backed industry group, the global silicon wafer industry is expected to go through a period of consolidation in 2017.
  • Topco Scientific, which distributes semiconductor materials and equipment, has said it is cautious about the business outlook for the first quarter of 2012, citing the uncertain macroeconomic...
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    Japan-based Sumco will reorganize its business operations closing a 12-inch and an 8-inch semiconductor silicon wafer factory in Japan. The closures are expected to benefit Taiwan-based...
  • Sumco to close plants, cut workforce

    Friday 3 February 2012
    Japan-based Sumco, the world's second-largest supplier of wafers used to produce semiconductors and solar cells, has unveiled measures to realign its manufacturing operations for...
  • Formosa Sumco Technology (FST), a major producer of 8- and 12-inch silicon wafers in Taiwan, has unveiled plans to raise quotes for the third quarter of 2011 by 10-20%. FST noted...
  • Formosa Sumco Technology (FST) has revealed plans to expand its capacity for 12-inch silicon wafers to 300,000 units a month from the present 180,000. New capacity is scheduled to...
  • Korea- and Taiwan-based foundry houses and memory-IC manufacturers have obtained support from their local producers of blank silicon wafers as failure of supplies from Japan still...
  • Contract prices for DRAM memory received a boost in the second half of March 2011, amid concerns about a potential wafer shortage stemming from Japan's recent earthquake.
  • Nanya says no supply fears

    Friday 18 March 2011
    There is growing concern that upstream materials and wafer supplies could be limited in the aftermath of the earthquake in Japan. Nanya Technology, however, does not anticipate any...
  • DRAM chipmakers currently have one to two months of wafer inventory, industry sources estimate, adding that there should be no interruptions in their supplies between March and April...
  • Foundry chipmakers including Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) and United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) have been informed by their upstream suppliers that average...
  • Worldwide silicon wafer revenues totaled US$12.5 billion in 2007, a 22.5% increase from 2006 revenues of US$10.2 billion, according to Gartner.
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