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Wednesday 15 July 2020
Jumping on the EUV bandwagon: Q&A with Gudeng chairman Bill Chiu
Gudeng Precision Industrial, a member of TSMC Grand Alliance and Taiwan's first semiconductor equipment maker allowed to join SEMI in setting next-generation equipment standards after...
Monday 26 June 2017
SMIC mass producing 28nm HKMG chips
Semiconductor Manufacturing International's (SMIC) 28nm HKMG process has entered its mass production stage, according to company CEO Haijun Zhao. SMIC will move forward making chips...
Friday 24 February 2017
Transition to 18-inch wafers remains years away, says Applied
It is unlikely to see 450mm (18-inch) wafer fabrication technology become mature over the next three years, according to Applied Materials CEO Gary Dickerson. The chipmaking industry's...
Tuesday 30 August 2016
Acer, Asustek to release 18-inch and larger gaming notebooks
Asustek Computer and Acer are planning to launch gaming notebooks with 18-inch and above displays. Asustek is currently developing an 18-inch gaming notebook, while Acer is looking...
Monday 31 August 2015
Samsung holding meetings with telecom providers to introduce new 18-inch tablet, say reports
Samsung Electronics has met with three major telecom operators in Korea to introduce its upcoming 18-inch tablet, which will enter mass production in the fourth quarter of 2015, according...
Thursday 28 August 2014
EPA passes initial environmental impact assessment for TSMC planned 18-inch fab
A special panel of the Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) has approved the environmental impact assessment for a piece of land designated for construction of an 18-inch...
Thursday 12 June 2014
18-inch wafer foundry process likely to delay to 2018
The arrival of the era of 18-inch wafer foundry processes may not come until 2018 as Intel reportedly has slowed down the development of 18-inch wafers, while semiconductor equipment...
Friday 10 May 2013
TSMC reiterates plans for 18-inch wafer manufacturing
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has reiterated plans to build its first 450mm (18-inch) pilot production lines, which will offer FinFET transistor technology at...
Tuesday 19 February 2013
Equipment maker Gudeng gearing up for contract business
Gudeng Precision Industrial, which has developed handling equipment for the manufacture of 18-inch wafers, has unveiled plans to step into the contract-manufacturing market for automation...
Wednesday 24 October 2012
TSMC to build pilot line for development of 18-inch wafer and 7nm process, says paper
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has bought a land lot of 14.32 hectares in the Chunan base of Hsinchu Science Park (HSP) for NT$3.2 billion (US$109.1 million), and...
Wednesday 5 September 2012
TSMC looks to build pilot 18-inch wafer line in 2016-2017
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is on track in the development of 18-inch (450mm) wafers with the possibility to build a pilot line in 2016-2017 followed by mass...
Tuesday 28 August 2012
Mass production of 18-inch wafers may extend to 2018
Despite having investment from Intel, TSMC and Samsung Electronics, the 18-inch wafer generation anticipated by ASML may be delayed from 2016 to 2018. In addition, non-ASML equipment...
Thursday 12 July 2012
KLA-Tencor shipping 450mm-capable tools
KLA-Tencor has announced the installation of its first process control systems capable of handling and inspecting 450mm wafers. Fully automated, the Surfscan SP3 450 meets the demanding...
Tuesday 12 June 2012
Taiwan government to buy land for TSMC 18-inch plant, says paper
Taiwan's Council for Economic Planning and Development (CEPD) has approved a project to assist Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) to construct an 18-inch wafer fab...
Friday 27 April 2012
NAND flash to be main driver for 18-inch wafers, says Gudeng chairman
NAND flash, especially SSDs, will be the largest application for 18-inch silicon wafers in the future, CEO and chairman Bill Chiu of Gudeng Precision Industrial said at an April 26...