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TSMC 3Q17 profits slip

Oct 19, 15:27

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has reported net profits of NT$89.93 billion (US$2.97 billion) on consolidated revenues of NT$252.11 billion for the third quarter...

TSMC saw profits drop on year in 3Q17

Toshiba reportedly suspends NAND flash production in Japan

Oct 16, 12:37

Toshiba recently suspended NAND flash production at its Japan facilities for a few weeks due to ransomware attacks on its computer network, according to sources at channel distributors...

Samsung vice chairman Oh-Hyun Kwon to resign

Oct 16, 11:05

Samsung Electronics has announced vice chairman Oh-Hyun Kwon plans to resign as the head of the company's device solutions business and will not seek re-election as a member of the...

ACTT complete IoT solutions available on SMIC 55nm eFlash platform

Oct 13, 10:54

Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) and Chengdu Analog Circuit Technology (ACTT) have jointly announced the availability of ACTT's analog IP solutions on SMIC's 55nm...

Pure-play foundries boosting presence in China

Oct 12, 10:58

With the rise of fabless IC companies in China, demand for foundry services in the country has also increased. In total, pure-play foundry sales in China are expected to increase...

Global semiconductor sales increase 4% in August, says SIA

Oct 12, 10:52

Worldwide sales of semiconductors reached US$35 billion for the month of August 2017, an increase of 4% compared to the previous month's total of US$33.6 billion and a 23.9% jump...

China to install first EUV equipment as early as 2019, says ASML executive

Oct 2, 10:30

Major China-based IC foundries are already in talks with ASML about the installation of their first extreme ultraviolet (EUV) lithography equipment for the manufacture of 7nm chips,...

country manager of ASML China

ShunSin obtains orders for fingerprint sensor modules from China

Oct 2, 10:21

ShunSin Technology, a subsidiary of Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) specializing in assembly and test of system-in-package (SiP) modules, has obtained new orders...

Power transistor growth returns after volatile period, says IC Insights

Sep 29, 11:37

Since the 2009 semiconductor downturn and strong 2010 recovery year, power transistor sales have been rocked by market volatility, falling in three of the last five years because...

Backend firm Lingsen enjoys strong orders for MEMS microphones

Sep 28, 14:49

Taiwan-based backend service company Lingsen Precision Industries has enjoyed brisk orders for MEMS microphones for use in smart speakers and voice assistants, according to industry...

NAND flash to reach supply-demand balance in 2018, says DRAMeXchange

Sep 28, 10:39

The global NAND flash market will shift away from undersupply and reach a supply-demand balance in 2018, when supply bit growth is forecast to reach 42.9%, according to DRAMeXchang...

Beijing, Shanghai IC sectors prospering

Sep 25, 15:30

The flourishing IC industries in Beijing and Shanghai has been pushing forward China's overall IC industry development, enabling the rapid rise of China in the global marketplace...

Globalfoundries to roll out 12nm FinFET technology for high-performance devices

Sep 22, 10:30

Globalfoundries has announced plans to introduce a new 12nm leading-performance (12LP) FinFET semiconductor manufacturing process. The technology is expected to deliver better density...

Intel provides 10nm updates, plan for 10nm FPGA

Sep 20, 10:49

Intel has provided updates for its 10nm process and plans for 10nm FPGAs, as well as the availability of its 64-layer 3D NAND for data center applications. The disclosures were made...

SJSemi, Qualcomm announce qualification of 10nm ultra-high density wafer bumping technology

Sep 18, 11:08

China-based SJ Semiconductor has started the qualification of 10nm ultra-high density wafer bumping for Qualcomm, according to the companies. This represents SJSemi's further improvement...

Marketech seeing orders swell, says report

Sep 15, 12:22

Fab toolmaker Marketech International has seen its backlog of orders reach a record NT$13.6 billion (US$452 million), according to a recent Chinese-language Economic Daily News...

Fab equipment spending to increase 37% in 2017, says SEMI

Sep 14, 10:49

Fab equipment spending for 2017 is forecast to increase 37% to reach a record high of about US$55 billion, according to SEMI.

TSMC starts equipment move-in at Nanjing plant

Sep 13, 14:21

TSMC on September 12 held a ceremony to mark the start of equipment move-in at its new 12-inch wafer plant in Nanjing, China.

TSMC chairman Morris Chang at the ceremony to mark the start of equipment move-in at the company's

NAND flash market to top US$65 billion in 2020, says report

Sep 12, 10:45

The NAND flash market is forecast to top US$65 billion in 2020, up from US$40 billion in 2017, according to data from a ChinaFlashMarket.com report.

CFMS (China Flash Market Summit) 2017

TSMC August revenues increase 28%

Sep 8, 15:50

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has announced August consolidated revenues increased 28.4% sequentially to NT$91.92 billion (US$3.06 billion).

Global DRAM module sales fall 12% in 2016, says DRAMeXchange

Sep 7, 10:46

Global DRAM module sales totaled around US$6.9 billion in 2016, down about 12% from US$7.9 billion a year earlier, according to DRAMeXchange. Falling PC DRAM prices during the first...

Machvision August revenues hit record for 4th straight month

Sep 7, 10:40

Automated optical inspection (AOI) equipment specialist Machvision has reported consolidated revenues of NT$121 million (US$4 million) for August 2017, hitting a monthly record for...

Egistec posts record August revenues

Sep 6, 19:22

Fingerprint sensor supplier Egis Technology (Egistec) has announced August consolidated revenues grew 34.6% sequentially to a record high of NT$544 million (US$18.1 million).

Samsung seeking long-term supply contracts with wafer firms

Aug 30, 13:34

Samsung Electronics is striving to sign long-term supply contracts with multiple wafer makers to ensure sufficient silicon wafer supplies for the manufacture of memory chips and logic...

A new Samsung fab in Pyeongtaek to focus on 64-layer 3D NAND flash production

Macronix completes capital reduction; shares soar

Aug 28, 11:42

NOR flash and mask ROM chipmaker Macronix International returned to normal trading on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE) on August 28 after completing a capital downsize. The company's...

Alchip posts EPS of NT$1.53 for 2Q17

Aug 25, 10:56

Alchip Technologies, a Taiwan-based provider of ASIC/SoC design services, saw its EPS hit a nearly 3-year high of NT$1.53 (US$0.05) in the second quarter of 2017.

Copper foil maker Co-Tech net profits hit record for 4th consecutive quarter

Aug 23, 12:03

Rising copper foil prices continued to buoy Co-Tech Copper Foil's profitability in the second quarter of 2017, which hit a record high for the fourth consecutive quarter.

Taiwan market: Acer subsidiary to sell tablets for the elderly

Aug 18, 10:34

Acer's subsidiary Grandpad, which focuses on designing tablets for elderly users, has chosen Taiwan as the second market for its products.

Dialog looking to extend partnership with Spreadtrum

Aug 18, 10:22

Dialog Semiconductor is looking to extend its partnership with Spreadtrum Communication, and does not rule out forming a joint venture with the China-based mobile SoC provider, said...

Christophe Chene, senior VP of Asia for Dialog

DRAM best-growing IC in 2017, says IC Insights

Aug 16, 11:23

Five out of the 33 IC market segments tracked by IC Insights will outpace the 16% growth forecast for the total IC market in 2017 compared to 2016, according to the market research...

Robust silicon wafer, photoresist demand to boost Topco revenues in 3Q17

Aug 15, 11:51

IC materials distributor Topco Scientific is expected to report brisk sales results for the third quarter of 2017 thanks to strong demand for silicon wafers and photoresists, according...

MediaTek under pressure to cut chip prices

Aug 15, 11:29

With Qualcomm lowering prices for its Snapdragon 450 chips to less than US$10.50, MediaTek is under pressure to cut prices for its upcoming Helio P23 series designed for mid-range...

MediaTek has lowered prices for its upcoming Helio P23 chips to secure orders

IntelliEPI optimistic about VCSEL demand for car electronics

Aug 15, 10:06

Intelligent Epitaxy Technology (IntelliEPI), which supplies compound semiconductor epi-wafers to the electronics and optoelectronics industries, has expressed optimism about demand...

Quanta reports growth for 2Q17, expects better 2H17

Aug 14, 16:05

Quanta Computer has announced its second-quarter 2017 revenues at NT$235.37 billion (US$7.93 billion), growing 3.3% sequentially and 13.3% on year thanks to increasing orders for...

Quanta expects strong 2H17 performance

Chipbond posts record July revenues

Aug 14, 15:56

Chipbond Technology, a backend house specializing in LCD driver ICs, saw its July revenues climb to a record high of NT$1.63 billion (US$53.9 million).

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    Asustek ZenWatch 3 smartwatch

    Asustek Computer unveiled its latest products at a pre-show conference before IFA 2016 including its ZenWatch 3 smartwatch, new 2-in-1 devices and gaming notebooks. The ZenWatch...

    Photo: Company, Sep 13.

  • Apple+iPhone+7+and+7+Plus

    Apple iPhone 7 and 7 Plus

    Apple has introduced the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. The iPhone 7 series, the first water and dust resistant iPhone, will be available in more than 25 countries beginning September...

    Photo: Company, Sep 8.

  • AMD+FirePro+W9100+graphics+card+with+32GB+memory

    AMD FirePro W9100 graphics card with 32GB memory

    At the 2016 National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) show, AMD announced the new AMD FirePro W9100 32GB - a workstation graphics card with 32GB memory support. It will be available...

    Photo: Company, Apr 18.

  • AMD+7th%2Dgeneration+A+series+processor

    AMD 7th-generation A series processor

    AMD has announced availability of its new mobile seventh-generation AMD A-series processors, timed to support a new notebook design by HP. New OEM PC designs powered by the A-series...

    Photo: Company, Apr 11.

  • Samsung+Bio%2DProcessor

    Samsung Bio-Processor

    Samsung Electronics has announced it is mass producing an all-in-one advanced system logic chip for the health-oriented wearables market, the Bio-Processor. The Samsung Bio-Processor...

    Photo: Company, Jan 5.

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