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Toshiba agrees to sell memory-chip unit to Bain Capital-led consortium

Sep 21, 10:33

Toshiba has agreed to sell its memory-chip business to KK Pangea, a special purpose acquisition company formed by a Bain Capital Private Equity-led consortium. The decision was made...

Posiflex board approves plan for Portwell acquisition

Sep 4, 15:21

The board of industrial PC (IPC) maker Posiflex Technology has approved a plan to invest over NT$5.1 billion (US$173.4 million) to fully acquire Portwell, also an IPC player, for...

Posiflex announces acquisition of Portwell

Lam Research completes acquisition of Coventor

Sep 4, 13:38

Lam Research, a supplier of wafer fabrication equipment and services to the semiconductor industry, has completed the acquisition of Coventor, a provider of simulation and modeling...

Western Digital to acquire Tegile Systems

Aug 30, 13:44

Western Digital has announced plans to acquire Tegile Systems, a provider of flash and persistent-memory storage solutions for enterprise data center applications. Financial terms...

Nidec to acquire SV Probe

Aug 29, 10:20

Japan-based Nidec has announced plans to acquire SV Probe, a Singapore-based probe card manufacturer, through subsidiary Nidec-Read. A stock purchase agreement has been reached between...

China PCB firms step up capacity expansion

Aug 22, 12:09

China-based PCB manufacturers including Suzhou Dongshan Precision Manufacturing (DSBJ) and Jiangxi Holitech Technology have moved to expand their production capacities eyeing a bigger...

China PCB firms expanding production capacity

Toshiba says court order will not affect memory operations

Aug 16, 13:50

Toshiba has been ordered by a US court to resume Western Digital's access to certain Toshiba's databases, but this order will not affect the operations of its memory chip unit - Toshiba...

GCS optimistic about VCSEL demand for data centers

Aug 14, 11:09

Pure-play compound semiconductor wafer foundry Global Communication Semiconductors (GCS) has expressed optimism about gallium arsenide (GaAs) demand for vertical cavity surface-emitting...

DRAM contract prices to continue growth in 3Q17, says DRAMeXchange

Aug 11, 11:37

DRAM contract prices, which began to rise in the second half of 2016, continue their growth in the second half of 2017. Prices are set to continue rising in the third quarter, according...

GlobalWafers posts record 2Q17 profit

Aug 9, 15:30

Taiwan-based GlobalWafers, a silicon wafer supplier, has reported net profits climbed to a record high of NT$1.29 billion (US$42.8 million) in the second quarter of 2017. EPS for...

GlobalWafers strikes deal with Samsung, says report

Jul 31, 14:40

Taiwan-based GlobalWafers has signed a 2-3 year deal with Samsung Electronics under which GlobalWafers will provide Samsung a certain amount of silicon wafers at no fixed purchased...

Value of semiconductor industry M&A deals slows dramatically in 1H17, says IC Insights

Jul 26, 08:57

The historic flood of merger and acquisition agreements that swept through the semiconductor industry in the past two years slowed to a trickle in the first half of 2017, with the...

Ardentec obtains testing orders for car-use chips from TI

Jul 21, 14:59

Taiwan-based Ardentec has grabbed testing orders for car-use chips from Texas Instruments (TI), which will buoy its sales performance in the third quarter, according to industry so...

Skyworks seeking acquisition in Taiwan

Jul 14, 13:59

Skyworks is evaluating the feasibility of acquiring either RF component specialist Richwave Technology or the power amplifier (PA) department of Airoha Technology, a unit of MediaTek,...

MediaTek IoT chips expand presence in China bicycle-sharing market

Jul 12, 13:30

Specializing in smartphone SoC chips, MediaTek has been aggressively developing its highly-integrated SoC offerings for wearable and IoT applications. With its IoT solutions, MediaTek...

MediaTek IoT chips are making inroads in China bicycle-sharing market

Wireless charging demand promising: Q&A with Dialog CEO Jalal Bagherli

Jul 6, 11:58

As a global leader in providing rapid charging solutions, Dialog Semiconductor has demonstrated its prowess in power management for smartphones and other applications. But the market...

Dialog CEO Jalai Bagherli

Sigurd to acquire half of Winstek via Bloomeria takeover

Jul 5, 22:20

IC testing company Sigurd Microelectronics has announced plans to acquire 100% of Singapore-based Bloomeria Limited, which will allow the Taiwan-based company to also obtain a more...

Commentary: Merits of Cisco acquisition policy

Jul 4, 14:45

There have been diverse opinions about Cisco Systems' continued acquisition policy for over the past 25 years, with one of the opinion groups even arguing that the operating benefits...

Broadcom agrees to restrictions on access to sensitive Cisco info in Brocade deal, says FTC

Jul 4, 14:21

The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has announced that Broadcom has agreed to establish a firewall to remedy the FTC’s concerns that its proposed US$5.9 billion acquisition...

Tongfu Microelectronics to set up advanced IC backend plant in Xiamen, says report

Jun 27, 21:05

China-based Tongfu Microelectronics has struck a deal with the Xiamen Haicang District government to set up a manufacturing base for advanced packaging and testing services locally...

Foxconn chairman still expects 50% chance of getting Toshiba semiconductor business

Jun 23, 16:25

Commenting on Toshiba's decision that it will put its negotiation priority for the sale of its semiconductor department on the alliance of Japan- and US-based enterprises, Foxconn...

Aspeed enjoys brisk BMC chip orders

Jun 22, 21:16

Server management SoC solution provider Aspeed Technology has obtained a pull-in of baseboard management controller (BMC) chip orders for new servers based on AMD's EPYC processor...

NOR flash prices to rise 20% in 3Q17, says DRAMeXchange

Jun 22, 16:11

Increasing demand for AMOLED panels from brand-name smartphone vendors and the industry's rising output for TDDI (touch with display driver) solutions have propelled the NOR flash...

Global industrial semiconductor revenues rise 4% in 2016, says IHS

Jun 22, 15:53

Worldwide industrial semiconductor revenues grew 3.8% on year to US$43.5 billion in 2016, according to IHS Markit.

GlobalWafers teaming up with Ferrotec to expand 8-inch wafer supply

Jun 20, 15:15

Taiwan-based GlobalWafers is teaming up with Ferrotec to ramp up new 8-inch wafer capacity, according to company chairperson Doris Hsu.

GlobalWafers chairperson Doris Hsu

Car component maker Chialin to return NT$3 per share to investors

Jun 16, 15:25

Taiwan-based car component maker Chialin Precision Industrial has announced plans to cut its capital by NT$209 million (US$6.98 million) and will return the money to investors. The...

New Micron president and CEO Sanjay Mehrotra visits Taiwan

Jun 8, 15:47

Sanjay Mehrotra, the newly appointed president and CEO of Micron Technology, commenced an overseas tour of Micron's manufacturing sites after the first month in his new role, with...

PTI increases stake in Tera Probe to nearly 60%

Jun 1, 15:20

Taiwan-based Powertech Technology (PTI), which has struck a deal with Micron Technology to take up the US vendor's stake in Japan-based wafer testing specialist Tera Probe, has announced...

Drone market taking off with promising demand from commercial sector

May 30, 15:50

The market for UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles), commonly known as drones, is growing quickly thanks to the diversification of products. Demand for consumer, entertainment, professional...

Worldwide semiconductor revenues grow 2.6% in 2016, says Gartner

May 16, 22:29

Worldwide semiconductor revenues totaled US$343.5 billion in 2016, a 2.6% increase from 2015 revenues of US$334.9 billion, according to final results calculated by Gartner.

BizLink sees over 14% on-year growth in 1Q17 revenues

May 16, 10:29

Connector and cable maker BizLink has announced consolidated revenues of NT$2.34 billion (US$77.7 million) for the first quarter, up 14.18% on year, while net profits for the quarter...

Ardentec 1Q17 profits hike over 100%

May 15, 22:25

Taiwan-based Ardentec, which specializes in testing services for logic and memory chips, has reported net profits surged 115% on year to NT$228 million (US$7.6 million) in the first...

BizLink completes acquisition of Lenoi electronics business group

May 4, 13:57

Connector and cable maker BizLink has announced it has completed the acquisition of Germany-based Lenoi’s electronics product business group. The transaction will allow the...

PTI eyeing to become largest backend house in Japan

Apr 28, 11:44

Powertech Technology (PTI) will strive to become Japan's largest backend house following its acquisition of Micron Akita and a majority stake in Tera Probe, according to DK Tsai,...

PTI chairman DK Tsai

Specialty DRAM prices to rise, says AP Memory

Apr 24, 11:33

AP Memory Technology has disclosed plans to raise its specialty DRAM (SRAM) prices. The memory design house also expressed optimism about demand for IoT applications that will offset...

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