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  • Last update: Wednesday 6 May 2015 [58 news items]

Winbond reportedly to place orders with China 12-inch foundry

May 6, 21:55

Taiwan-based Winbond Electronics will likely place orders with Shanghai Huali Microelectronics (HLMC), a 12-inch wafer foundry in China, according to industry sources.

Powerchip reportedly to set up 12-inch wafer fab in China

Apr 14, 11:32

Powerchip Technology will partner with the Hefei city government to set up a joint-venture fab in the capital city of China's Anhui Province, according to industry sources. The JV...

TSMC to construct Fab 15 Phase 5 facility starting May

Apr 9, 22:04

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) will break ground for the fifth phase construction of its 12-inch wafer plant in central Taiwan in May, according to industry sour...

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Former SMIC CEO to set up 12-inch wafer plant in Shanghai

Mar 24, 15:26

Richard Chang, former CEO of China-based Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC), reportedly will set up a new firm in Shanghai for producing 12-inch silicon...

TSMC affiliate Xintec to list on OTC in end-March, says report

Newswatch - Mar 12, 22:53

Image sensor packaging house Xintec, an affiliate of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), will list on Taiwan's over-the-counter (OTC) stock market at the end of March...

ChipMOS 2015 growth to near industry average, says chairman

Jan 14, 15:38

ChipMOS Technologies' sales for 2015 are forecast to rise about 7.5% similar to the industry average, according to SJ Cheng, chairman for the semiconductor assembly and test services...

ChipMOS chairman SJ Cheng expects the company to post an about 7.5% sales growth in 2015

UTAC said to set up 12-inch wafer-level packaging line in Taiwan

Dec 23, 15:13

United Test and Assembly Center (UTAC), a Singapore-based assembly and test company, will continue its investment in Taiwan in 2015 by setting up a 12-inch wafer-level packaging line,...

HLMC said to invest NT$100 billion to build new fab

Dec 22, 21:36

Shanghai Huali Microelectronics (HLMC) will invest around NT$100 billion (US$3.2 billion) to build a new 12-inch wafer fab in 2015, according to industry sources.

Topco, Wahlee post sales growth in January

Feb 14, 16:03

Semiconductor material distributors Topco Scientific and Wahlee Industrial both saw their sales increase in January, indicating a particularly strong first quarter, according to industry...

SDRAM market to face oversupply on more available 12-inch wafer capacity

Nov 11, 16:03

With more 12-inch wafer foundries engaged in producing specialty DRAM products, an oversupply is likely to take place in the global SDRAM memory market during the fourth quarter of...

ProMOS to sell fab by year-end, become fabless

Nov 6, 11:11

ProMOS Technologies has announced plans to sell its 12-inch wafer plant and related facilities through open bidding by the end of 2012, in a move to become a fabless memory-IC comp...

ProMOS to become fabless

Scientech positive about growth for semiconductor, LED equipment

Aug 23, 14:50

As the semiconductor industry moves to 28nm, 20nm and below process technologies, demand for equipment used to make more advanced chips is set to boom allowing Scientech to work toward...

Scientech president Ming-chi Hsu

UMC holds groundbreaking ceremony for new facilities at 12-inch fab

May 24, 16:26

United Microelectronics (UMC) on May 24 held a groundbreaking ceremony for the fifth and sixth phase (P5 and P6) construction of its 12-inch plant located in southern Taiwan. Equipment...

Aptos expanding 12-inch wafer level packaging business

Mar 14, 14:30

Aptos Technology, which specializes in backend services for the production of NAND flash chips and devices such as microSD cards, announced March 13 that two of its subsidiaries will...

Globalfoundries to acquire ProMOS for NT$20-30 billion, say sources

Feb 24, 01:45

Globalfoundries reportedly has agreed to take over financially-troubled ProMOS Technologies for NT$20-30 billion (US$0.7-1 billion), according to industry sources. By adding ProMOS'...

ProMOS to delist from Taiwan stock market on March 26

Taiwan takes lead in wafer capacity in 2011, says IC Insights

Jan 16, 10:19

Taiwan captured the distinction of being the country/region with the largest share of installed wafer capacity in 2011, according to IC Insights.

Chipbond expects flat or slight growth in 4Q11 sales

Nov 3, 01:05

Chipbond Technology, which provides backend services to LCD driver IC suppliers such as Japan's Renesas Electronics, Taiwan-based Novatek Microelectronics and ILi Technology (Ilitek),...

Semiconductor output on 12-inch wafers to nearly double by 2015, says IHS

Aug 24, 09:42

Semiconductor manufacturing using 12-inch wafers will see production nearly double from 2010 to 2015 as chip producers increasingly employ them for older, more mature products, according...

ChipMOS expects weak 3Q11

Aug 19, 16:17

LCD driver IC packaging and testing house ChipMOS Technologies expects revenues to stay flat or decrease by single digits sequentially in the third quarter of 2011. Gross margin on...

Formosa Sumco to hike 3Q11 wafer quotes by 10-20%

Jun 28, 10:43

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...

TSMC receives more requests to produce analog chips using 12-inch, advanced processes

May 13, 01:10

A number of international analog IC companies have been in talks with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) for allocation of 12-inch wafer production capacity to put...

UMC says Japan fab unaffected by aftershocks

Apr 13, 14:10

United Microelectronics Corporation's (UMC) 8-inch wafer plant in Chiba Prefecture has not been affected by the latest aftershocks that struck Japan, continuing to run at normal capacity,...

Foundries brace for impact of wafer shortage

Mar 14, 11:25

With the impact of Japan's massive earthquake disrupting production at silicon wafer supplier Shin-Etsu Handotai (SEH), major pure-play foundry chipmakers Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing...

Only 10 participants in 300mm wafer capacity space, says IC Insights

Mar 7, 10:57

Semiconductor industry capital spending is becoming more concentrated, with a greater percentage of spending coming from a shrinking number of companies, according to IC Insights...

Macronix ramps up 12-inch capacity ahead of schedule

Jan 26, 12:32

Macronix International has revealed plans to double monthly production at its 12-inch plant to 20,000 wafers in the middle of 2011, six months ahead of schedule. The company noted...

Leveraging flexible pricing: Q&A with TI Taiwan GM Robin Chen

Nov 19, 16:29

Speculation has circulated in Taiwan that Texas Instruments' (TI) 12-inch wafer foundry plant, which is about to enter volume production for analog chips, will allow the chip vendor...

TI Taiwan GM Robin Chen

Elpida approved to issue depositary receipts in Taiwan

Nov 15, 15:03

Elpida Memory's planned TDR (Taiwan depositary receipt) issue has received approval from Taiwan's Industrial Development Bureau (IDB) under the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA)...

Taiwan to pass Japan as largest source of IC wafer fab capacity, says IC Insights

Nov 15, 13:53

It was not long ago that Taiwan was considered just a provider of back-end (assembly and test) services for the semiconductor industry. However, over the past two decades the country...

ChipMOS to expand into 12-inch gold bumping

Oct 5, 14:14

Packaging and testing house ChipMOS Technologies (Bermuda) has revealed plans to add a new, 12-inch gold bumping production line in Taiwan with the installation set to complete by...

Shipments of semiconductor silicon to jump 23.6% in 2010, says iSuppli

Sep 30, 08:50

Global silicon shipments in terms of square inches will rise to record levels in 2010, according to semiconductor manufacturing market research firm iSuppli. Shipments of silicon...

TSMC to benefit most from IDM outsourcing, says Digitimes Research

Sep 17, 14:10

With its lead in advanced process capacity, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is expected to be the largest beneficiary of increased outsourcing by IDMs, Nobunaga...

Macronix signs NT$18 billion syndicated loan

Sep 17, 01:05

NOR flash and mask ROM chipmaker Macronix International has obtained a syndicated loan worth NT$18 billion (US$564 million) from 15 banks, to fund the smooth operation of its new...

Chipbond posts strong 2Q10 results; gives cautious outlook

Aug 9, 16:12

Packaging and testing house Chipbond Technology has reported better-than-expected revenue and profit results for the second quarter of 2010, reflecting strong market demand for LCD...

Chipbond chairman Fei-Jain Wu

UMC to ramp up capacity of Singapore-based subsidiary

Jul 16, 14:34

United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) plans to ramp the capacity of its 12-inch fab in Singapore, UMCi, by 40,000 12-inch wafers, according to the company. UMCi currently rolls...

IC testing houses see record sales in June 2010

Jul 8, 12:43

Sigurd Microelectronics and Ardentec have both reported record consolidated revenues for June, joining fellow King Yuan Electronics (KYEC) that saw its June sales reach an all-time...

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    Altatech AltaSight SL300 inspection system

    Altatech Semiconductor has announced silicon wafer maker Siltronic is evaluating its AltaSight SL300 inspection system to verify the tool's capabilities for use in wafer manufacturing...

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