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UMC unveils 12-inch fab in China

Nov 17, 10:08

United Microelectronics (UMC) on November 16 held an opening ceremony for a 12-inch wafer fab in Xiamen, China, according to the Taiwan-based pure-play foundry.

HLMC to break ground for new 12-inch fab in early December

Nov 11, 11:22

Shanghai Huali Microelectronics (HLMC) is scheduled to hold a groundbreaking ceremony in early December for its second 12-inch fab in Shanghai, according to the China-based pure-play...

Globalfoundries China fab put on hold

Oct 21, 10:19

The government of Chongqing has put on hold a deal with Globalfoundries for a joint venture 12-inch fab, according to industry sources.

China to produce 3D NAND chips as early as end-2017

Oct 18, 11:19

Yangtze River Storage Technology (YRST) will start operating China's first 12-inch fab for the manufacture of NAND flash and DRAM memory at the end of 2016, and is expected to produce...

SMIC breaks ground for new 12-inch fab in Shanghai

Oct 14, 10:57

China-based pure-play foundry Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) on October 13 held a groundbreaking ceremony for a new 12-inch wafer fab in Shanghai.

China HLMC to build new 12-inch fab

Sep 26, 15:38

Shanghai Huali Microelectronics (HLMC) is expected to announce by the end of 2016 the construction of its second 12-inch plant, which will directly enter 28nm production, according...

TSMC breaks ground for new manufacturing site in Nanjing, says report

Jul 7, 14:11

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) on July 7 will hold a groundbreaking ceremony for its new manufacturing site in Nanjing, according to a report by Taiwan's Central...

Fab toolmakers seeing significant 12-inch fab expansion in China

Jun 27, 12:39

Capacity expansions are expected to take place at more than 10 12-inch wafer fabs in China over the next five years, according to sources at semiconductor equipment providers, which...

Nineteen new fabs and lines to begin construction in 2016-17, says SEMI

Jun 14, 22:26

SEMI has forecast that 19 new fabs and lines will begin construction in 2016 and 2017. While semiconductor fab equipment spending is off to a slow start in 2016, it is expected to...

UMC looks to 5% wafer shipment growth in 2Q16

Apr 28, 12:11

United Microelectronics (UMC) expects to post an about 5% sequential increase in wafer shipments for the second quarter of 2016, when the company's capacity utilization rate will...

TSMC and Nanjing sign 12-inch fab investment agreement

Mar 28, 20:58

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) announced on March 28 that the company and the municipal government of Nanjing, China have signed an investment agreement. This agreement...

SMIC posts record 2015 revenues

Feb 19, 10:53

Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) has announced revenues for the fourth quarter of 2015 increased 7.1% sequentially and 25.6% on year to a record high of US$610.1 million...

TSMC cuts 1Q16 margin guidance due to quake

Feb 18, 16:13

TSMC has lowered its margin guidance for the first quarter of 2016, due to the impact of the earthquake that struck southern Taiwan on February 6.

Taiwan MOEA approves TSMC 12-inch fab investment in China

Feb 4, 12:38

The Investment Commission of Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) has approved TSMC's proposal to set up a 12-inch wafer fab and a design service center in Nanjing, China...

New TSMC fab in China likely to target orders for driver ICs, touchscreen solutions

Dec 10, 11:02

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company's (TSMC) planned 12-inch wafer fab in China could be vying for 16nm chip orders from China's local IC design houses specializing in the...

Taiwan MOEA confirms receipt of TSMC application for 12-inch fab in China

Dec 7, 23:04

The Investment Commission of Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) has confirmed it has received an application submitted by TSMC for establishing a 12-inch wafer manufacturing...

MediaTek, HLMC announce tape-out of 28nm mobile chips

Nov 16, 11:04

MediaTek and Shanghai Huali Microelectronics (HLMC) have completed the tape-out of a 28nm mobile chip design, according to the China-based 12-inch foundry.

Construction of Powerchip JV fab in China begins

Oct 20, 16:15

Taiwan-based foundry Powerchip Technology and the Hefei city government of China's Anhui province on October 20 held a groundbreaking ceremony for a CNY13.5 billion (US$2.1 billion)...

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Powerchip fab construction to begin in China

Oct 19, 15:46

A groundbreaking ceremony for a new 12-inch wafer fab in Hefei, China, in which Taiwan's Powerchip Technology is investing, will take place on October 20.

Companies maximize 300mm, 200mm wafers; slow progress on 450mm, says IC Insights

Sep 14, 10:52

Worldwide capacity by wafer size was dominated by 300mm wafers in 2014, and is forecast to continue increasing through 2019, according to IC Insights.

SMIC posts record 2Q15 revenues

Aug 13, 11:42

China-based IC foundry Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) has reported record revenues of US$546.6 million for the second quarter of 2015, and expects to post another...

Digitimes Research: China IC foundry output value to rise 10.5% in 2015

Jul 9, 15:12

The output value of China's IC foundry industry is forecast to register a 10.5% increase in 2015 reaching US$3.9 billion, according to Digitimes Research.

TSMC hopes to build wholly-owned 12-inch fab in China

Apr 16, 21:59

TSMC would prefer to set up its own 12-inch wafer fab in China, and management is evaluating the feasibility "aggressively," according to the Taiwan-based contract chipma...

TSMC evaluating plans to set up 12-inch fab in China

Commentary: TSMC to lag UMC, Powerchip to build 12-inch fab in China

Apr 16, 14:22

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) may not only lag behind rival United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) but also Powerchip Technology in the race to build 12-inch...

UMC begins construction of 12-inch fab in Xiamen

Mar 30, 15:57

United Semiconductor (Xiamen) or United Semi, a subsidiary of United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) in Xiamen, has begun construction of its new 12-inch fab, which is scheduled...

TSMC set to step up investment in central Taiwan

Feb 9, 21:47

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has disclosed plans to invest more than NT$500 billion (US$16 billion) in its manufacturing site at the Central Taiwan Science Park...

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UMC to build 12-inch fab in Xiamen, keep 28/14nm production in Taiwan

Oct 13, 13:56

Having reached an agreement to invest in a 12-inch fab in Xiamen, China recently, United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) has insisted that it will keep its advanced manufacturing...

Production schedules at 12-inch fabs begin to loosen

Aug 28, 12:07

While most 8-inch fabs of major foundries are expected to run at full capacity until the end of 2014, production schedules at 12-inch fabs, particularly those of second-tier foundry...

SPIL to take over idle ProMOS 12-inch fab for NT$6.4 billion

Aug 19, 22:06

Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL) has won the bid to take over the idle 12-inch fab of ProMOS Technologies for NT$6.4 billion (US$213.62 million). SPIL will use the fab to develop...

ProMOS idle 12-inch fab is up for grabs

Aug 11, 12:19

A number of semiconductor firms, including Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), Micron Technology, Globalfoundries and Toshiba, are likely to participate in an open...

Nanya Technology to ramp up 2014 capex

Jul 1, 21:55

Nanya Technology plans to ramp up its capex for 2014 to NT$6.69 billion (US$224 million) from NT$3.05 billion set previously, mainly to remove production bottlenecks at its 12-inch...

TSMC to produce fingerprint sensors for next-generation iPhone at 12-inch fab

Jan 13, 21:31

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) reportedly will begin producing fingerprint sensors for Apple's next-generation iPhone at its 12-inch fab using a 65nm process in...

HLMC to ramp 55nm capacity in 2014

Oct 28, 21:22

Shanghai Huali Microelectronics (HLMC) plans to expand production capacity for its 55nm processes to 35,000 12-inch wafers monthly as early as 2014, up from the current 20,000 units,...

Macronix ramping utilization rate at 12-inch fab

Jul 31, 11:50

Macronix International managed to ramp up the capacity utilization rate of its 12-inch fab to 88% in the second quarter of 2013, while beginning to transform its 8-inch fab into a...

UMC reportedly to build a 12-inch fab in China

Jul 16, 22:06

United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) reportedly plans to spend US$300 million to set up a 12-inch fab in Xiamen, China in cooperation with the local government. The planned 12-inch...

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