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EPA passes initial environmental impact assessment for TSMC planned 18-inch fab

Aug 28, 15:03

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...

18-inch wafer foundry process likely to delay to 2018

Jun 12, 14:33

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...

TSMC reiterates plans for 18-inch wafer manufacturing

May 10, 10:18

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...

TSMC talks about plans for 18-inch wafer manufacturing

Equipment maker Gudeng gearing up for contract business

Feb 19, 15:07

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...

TSMC to build pilot line for development of 18-inch wafer and 7nm process, says paper

Newswatch - Oct 24, 11:41

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...

TSMC looks to build pilot 18-inch wafer line in 2016-2017

Sep 5, 12:17

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...

TSMC executive says company to make 10nm chips on 18-inch wafers with mass production slated for 20

Mass production of 18-inch wafers may extend to 2018

Aug 28, 01:10

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...

KLA-Tencor shipping 450mm-capable tools

Jul 12, 12:27

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...

Taiwan government to buy land for TSMC 18-inch plant, says paper

Newswatch - Jun 12, 16:07

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...

NAND flash to be main driver for 18-inch wafers, says Gudeng chairman

Apr 27, 16:41

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...

TSMC to enter volume production on 18-inch wafers as early as 2015

Dec 23, 10:32

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) will maintain its plans to begin trial production on 18-inch wafers in the 2013-2014 timeframe, with volume production slated for...

Gudeng ready to ship 18-inch wafer handling equipment, says paper

Newswatch - Sep 9, 12:10

Taiwan-based Gudeng Precision Industrial, a semiconductor front-end equipment manufacturer specializing in mask solution products and wafer handling equipment, expects to start shipping...

450mm and EUV linked with uncertainty, says SEMI

Sep 9, 11:14

The transition to manufacturing semiconductors on larger wafers continues to be one of the hottest topics in the industry. However, uncertainty with EUV rollout has exacerbated the...

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...

New fab could be compatible with 18-inch production tools, says TSMC

Dec 20, 17:00

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has said it remains flexible on its yet-to-be-built "Fab 16" supporting equipment used to make chips on 18-inch wafers...

12-inch wafers to be replaced by 18-inch in 2015, says Samsung senior VP

Feb 10, 11:26

Eighteen-inch wafers will replace 12-inch as the mainstream in 2015, according to Joo-Tai Moon, senior vice president of Samsung Electronics. Moon also noted that Asia is the fastest...

TSMC maintains 18-inch wafer tape-out in 2012

Oct 2, 12:30

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) will maintain its plans to begin trial production on 18-inch wafers in 2012 despite a conservative outlook prevailing across most...

Globalfoundries calls for renewed focus on 300mm

Jul 14, 15:20

The semiconductor industry has long been preoccupied with smaller transistors and larger silicon wafers, in its effort to meet the ever-increasing demands of consumer technology....

Semiconductor equipment makers wary of 450mm development, says The Information Network

Apr 21, 10:01

The planned transition to 450mm diameter silicon wafers for semiconductor production will be disastrous for the equipment industry, The Information Network said.

MEMC to focus on solar and SOI, to develop 18-inch wafers

Apr 16, 16:36

US-based MEMC Electronic Materials has estimated that silicon wafer sales in the second quarter will outperform those in the first quarter. For 2009, the silicon wafer supplier intends...

King Cho, regional sales director for MEMC

Micron-Nanya camp to build IP for Taiwan DRAM, asking support from government

Apr 10, 15:28

The Micron-Nanya camp has similar goals to those of the Taiwan government in respect to restructuring the island's memory-chip industry, according to CJ Wu, chairman of Nanya Technology...

Nanya chairman CJ Wu

Weak economy will not stop 18-inch wafer development, says UMC

Dec 12, 01:10

United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) has followed Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) to announce that it is also developing 18-inch wafer production. Company CEO...

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TSMC urges equipment and material suppliers to push for 18-inch wafer migration

Nov 18, 11:53

The transition to 18-inch wafer production may be interrupted by the current economic woes, but it is a necessary step the semiconductor industry has to take in order to increase...

DRAM industry needs overhaul or will face difficulty raising funds for 18-inch wafer manufacturing, says Inotera executive

Nov 6, 15:29

Taiwan has to overhaul its development of the DRAM industry otherwise the industry may encounter difficulties when trying to raise funds to move manufacturing to 18-inch wafers, according...

Rohm & Haas ready for 18-inch wafer and new process migration: Q&A with president of microelectronic technologies James Fahey

Jul 11, 13:50

While number-one semiconductor equipment supplier Applied Materials projects that semiconductor companies will trim their capital expenditure (capex) by 40% in 2008, and some leading...

Rohm & Haas president of microelectronics
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