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VIS seeking 8-inch fab equipment from memory chipmakers

May 9, 20:43

Specialty IC foundry Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) is looking to expand its 8-inch fabs, and has approached several memory makers to buy their second-hand equipment,...

VIS mulling fab tools purchases

Stockwatch - Mar 31, 09:58

Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) is considering acquiring production equipment from its fellow foundry companies, according to the Taiwan-based 8-inch IC foundry.

New Wafer Works China plant to come online in 2018, says report

Newswatch - Mar 29, 22:53

Taiwan-based silicon wafer supplier Wafer Works is expected to start operating its new plant in Zhengzhou, China which will be dedicated to producing 8-inch wafers in the first quarter...

SMIC exploring opportunities in IoT boom

Mar 28, 15:52

China-based pure-play foundry Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) is engaged in growing its presence in the Internet of Things (IoT) field, with its enhanced mature technology...

Eight-inch fabs operating at full capacity

Feb 18, 11:08

Eight-inch wafer fabs in China and Taiwan are running at full capacity driven by brisk demand for smartphone-use ICs including fingerprint-recognition sensors, LCD driver ICs and...

Robust fingerprint sensor demand continues to fill 8-inch fab capacity in 2017

Feb 14, 10:54

IC foundries will continue to see a pull-in of orders for fingerprint-recognition sensor chips to fill their 8-inch fab capacity in 2017, according to industry sources. Meanwhile,...

Hua Hong to intro 3rd-gen super-junction MOSFET process in 1H17

Jan 24, 11:05

Hua Hong Semiconductor is already engaged in the R&D of its third-generation super-junction MOSFET process platform, which will be introduced to the market globally in the first...

Wafer Works to set up 8-inch fab in China

Dec 21, 11:09

The Shanghai subsidiary of silicon wafer supplier Wafer Works plans to expand its capital by CNY700 million (US$102 million) by selling new shares to a Henan-based industrial development...

SMIC constructing 12-inch IC production line in Shenzhen

Nov 3, 16:03

Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) has started building a 12-inch IC production line at its manufacturing site in Shenzhen, which will be the very first 12-inch fab...

Installed 200mm fab capacity rising, says SEMI

Oct 13, 13:42

Installed 200mm fab capacity has increased since 2009. By 2020, capacity is expected to reach 5.5 million wafers per month (wpm), although this is still less than the 2007 peak, according...

China SITRI 8-inch fab ready for MEMS manufacturing

Sep 21, 15:06

The government-sponsored Shanghai Industrial Technology Research Institute (SITRI) has its 8-inch wafer fab targeted specifically at the manufacture of MEMS parts with volume production...

Fingerprint sensor orders filling 8-inch fab capacity

Aug 10, 11:13

Foundries have seen a ramp-up of orders for fingerprint-recognition sensor chips which are filling their 8-inch fab capacity, according to industry sources.

VIS posts slight revenue growth in February

Mar 9, 15:48

Specialty IC foundry Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.02 billion (US$61.5 million) for February 2016, up 0.5% on month and 0.8%...

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...

VIS capacity utilization rate to rebound to 90% in 1Q16, says report

Stockwatch - Jan 18, 16:25

Specialty IC foundry Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) will see its capacity utilization rate rebound to 90% in the first quarter of 2016 and boost further to 100% in the...

200mm wafer fab capacity to reach 5.4 million wspm in 2018, says SEMI

Oct 21, 10:42

Worldwide 200mm semiconductor wafer fab capacity is forecast to reach 5.2 million wafer starts per month (wspm) in 2015, and will expand to 5.4 million wspm in 2018, according to...

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...

VIS May revenues rise 5.8%

Jun 11, 10:04

Specialty IC foundry Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) has announced consolidated revenues for May 2015 grew 5.8% from a year earlier to NT$2.05 billion (US$66 million).

Worldwide semiconductor foundry market grows 16.1% in 2014, says Gartner

Apr 17, 11:08

The worldwide semiconductor foundry market grew 16.1% in 2014 to achieve US$46.9 billion in revenues, according to final results by Gartner.

VIS expects 1-3% decrease in 1Q15 shipments

Feb 10, 10:58

Specialty IC foundry Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) expects to report a 1-3% sequential decrease in wafer shipments for the first quarter of 2015. ASP for the quarter...

IC design houses to increase wafer orders for 2Q15

Jan 30, 16:09

A number of Taiwan-based IC design houses have decided to book more wafer orders for the second quarter of 2015 due to tight production capacity at wafer foundry houses, according...

UMC, VIS 4Q14 sales rise

Jan 12, 11:09

Contract chipmakers United Microelectronics (UMC) and Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) have both reported sequential growth in consolidated revenues for the fourth quarter...

IC designers ordering 8-inch wafer capacity in advance

Jan 6, 22:11

Fabless IC firms have decided to place orders for 8-inch wafer capacity for the year's hot seasons in the first quarter of 2015, as they anticipate 8-inch foundry capacity will remain...

VIS profits to rise on strong demand, report says

Stockwatch - Dec 24, 10:55

Contract chipmaker Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) will continue to see its profits soar in 2015, as its 8-inch fab capacity remains tight due to strong demand, according...

Demand for 8-inch fab equipment rises

Dec 19, 11:09

Demand for 8-inch fab tools, particularly used equipment, has risen significantly, as foundries are gearing up for their 8-inch fab expansion to grasp the rising IoT opportunity,...

SMIC Shenzhen 8-inch fab goes into operation

Dec 17, 20:43

Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) has begun operations at its Shenzhen 200mm (8-inch) wafer fab, according to the China-based IC foundry.

IC foundries gearing up for 8-inch fab expansions

Dec 17, 11:10

China-based IC foundry Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) is looking to expand production capacity at its 8-inch wafer fab in Shenzhen, while Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing...

VIS hiking production at 8-inch fab

Oct 20, 11:45

Wafer foundry service provider Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) has increased monthly output at its 8-inch Fab 3 to 26,000 wafers since September and will increase to 27,000-28,000...

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...

Macronix to start 8-inch OEM wafer business

Jul 31, 15:04

NOR flash supplier Macronix International plans to cash in on the tight production at 8-inch fabs by starting an 8-inch OEM wafer business, according to company president CY Lu. The...

Macronix president CY LU

VIS to increase capital, acquire 8-inch fab

Mar 17, 13:11

Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) plans to increase its capital by 22% to NT$1.26 billion (US$41.54 million) for capacity ramps, according to the wafer foundry house.

VIS reportedly to acquire an 8-inch fab from Nanya Technology

Mar 11, 21:53

Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) reportedly will acquire an 8-inch fab from Taiwan-based Sumpro Electronic, an affiliate of Nanya Technology. The deal is expected to be...

TSMC shifts to 8-inch processing to produce fingerprint sensors for next-generation iPhone

Feb 11, 12:15

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) will use its 8-inch processing, instead of 12-inch, to produce fingerprint sensors for Apple's next-generation iPhone due to concerns...

GaN-on-silicon LEDs forecast to increase market share to 40% by 2020, says IHS

Dec 6, 15:51

The penetration of gallium nitride-on-silicon (GaN-on-Si) wafers into the LED market is forecast to increase at a CAGR of 69% from 2013 to 2020, by which time they will account for...

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