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Winbond to expand 12-inch fab capacity

Jun 14, 20:27

Winbond Electronics plans to expand its 12-inch fab capacity to 48,000 wafers per month by the end of 2017 from the current 44,000 units, according to the memory maker. The monthly...

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Packaging can extend physical limits of semiconductors, says TSMC chair

Jun 12, 15:41

Moore's Law will reach its physical limits in 8-10 years, but the development of advanced packaging technology will help extend innovations, according to Morris Chang, chairman of...

TSMC chairman Morris Chang

Asustek chairman expects performance improvement in 2H17

Jun 8, 14:36

Asustek Computer hosted an investors conference on June 7 where chairman Jonney Shih said the company has not been performing well since the end of 2016, but the second quarter should...

Asustek chairman Jonney Shih expects improving 2H17

KYEC revenues to rise through September

Jun 5, 23:04

Market watchers expect King Yuan Electronics Company (KYEC) to enjoy sequential revenue growth through September. The IC testing company will likely see its second-quarter revenues...

POS maker Flytech displaying new products at Computex 2017

Jun 2, 15:53

Point of sale (POS) system maker Flytech Technology and its affiliate companies are displaying new POS, AIO POS and industrial panel PC devices at the ongoing Computex 2017 Taipei...

PTI optimistic about memory-dominated packaging

Jun 2, 10:30

The era of memory-dominated packaging technology has arrived, and heterogeneous stacking with memory and logic devices has become a trend, according to DK Tsai, chairman and CEO for...

Tsinghua Unigroup chair criticizes Qualcomm for forming JV with local chipmaker

Jun 1, 21:16

Tsinghua Unigroup chairman Zhao Weiguo has criticized Qualcomm's intention of forming a joint venture with fabless chip firm Leadcore Technology and two local investment firms in...

Rick Tsai takes office as MediaTek co-CEO

Jun 1, 16:09

MediaTek has announced that Lih Shyng (Rick) Tsai officially takes the office as the company's co-CEO today (June 1, 2017), one month earlier than the originally-scheduled July 1...

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...

Taiwan players expect AI to benefit PC hardware supply chain

May 30, 15:39

Artificial intelligence (AI) and robots are both hot topics for Computex 2017 and will become focuses for the IT industry for the next several years. Taiwan's PC and server supply...

Phison still eyeing stake in Toshiba chip unit

May 22, 21:51

Phison Electronics originally planned to invest US$500 million in Toshiba's memory chip unit, but the plan has been postponed as Toshiba decided to sell more of the business' stake,...

GCL-Poly stays focused on poly-Si and solar wafers, says chairman

May 22, 15:47

GCL-Poly Energy Holdings, the largest China-based maker of poly-Si solar wafers, will maintain production of polysilicon and solar wafers as core business, company chairman Zhu Gongshan...

ChipMOS expects revenue growth in 2Q17

May 12, 12:22

ChipMOS Technologies, a backend house targeting the LCD driver IC and memory chip sectors, expects rising sales generated from the LCD driver IC and mixed-signal chip sectors in the...

SMIC expects revenues to drop 3-6% in 2Q17

May 11, 15:42

China-based pure-play foundry SMIC expects to post a sequential decrease of 3-6% in revenues for the second quarter of 2017, with gross margin ranging from 25% to 27%.

Taiwan solar cell makers struggle to directly compete with China, says NSP chairman

May 9, 15:16

Taiwan-based crystalline silicon solar cell makers are at a substantial disadvantage to directly compete with China-based solar makers because Chin makers have been reducing outsourcing...

YMTC 64-layer 3D NAND technology ready for mass production in 2019, says acting chairman

May 8, 15:52

Yangtze River Storage Technology's (YMTC) 64-layer 3D NAND technology will be ready for mass production in 2019, according to Charles Kau, company acting chairman and executive VP...

Charles Kau, executive VP of Tsinghua Unigroup and acting chairman of YMTC

Macronix developing 3D NAND technology for SSDs

Apr 28, 15:19

Macronix International has been engaged in the development of 3D NAND technology, and expects to enter volume production of chips built using the technology for SSDs in 2018, according...

Macronix chairman Miin Wu

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

Powerchip chairman expects long-term DRAM shortage

Apr 20, 22:20

The supply of DRAM memory is likely to stay tight for a substantial period of time, according to Frank Huang, chairman for Taiwan-based pure-play foundry Powerchip Technology.

NAND flash prices likely to see correction in 2Q17, says Phison chairman

Apr 12, 14:12

NAND flash prices have been inflating excessively over the past few months and are likely to correct downward later in the second quarter, according to Phison Electronics chairman...

Simplo to cut capital by 40%

Mar 30, 12:33

Notebook battery maker Simplo Technology has announced plans to reduce its capital by 40% and will also distribute dividends of NT$6 (US$0.20) in cash for 2016. With the two cash...

China market: ZTE names new chairman

Mar 17, 10:38

China-based telecom equipment maker ZTE has named Yin Yimin as its new chairman with immediate effect. ZTE said outgoing chairman Zhao Xianming has resigned from the chairmanship...

D-Link has new chairman, turning to profits in 4Q16

Mar 15, 15:03

Networking device maker D-Link has elected Douglas Hsiao to serve as new chairman, replacing outgoing John Hsuan, who will continue to serve as a director of the company. Hsiao previously...

D-Link new chairman Douglas Hsiao (Right)

TSMC will continue to outgrow global chip industry, says chairman

Mar 3, 15:17

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is expected to post 5-10% revenue growth in 2017, outperforming the global semiconductor industry's growth of 4-5%, according to...

TSMC chairman Morris Chang

Foxconn chairman Terry Guo interested in Toshiba Memory investment

Mar 2, 13:41

Commenting on Toshiba's consideration of selling its shareholdings in Toshiba Memory, Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) chairman Terry Guo has expressed high interest...

Terry Guo, Foxconn chairman

AUO undaunted by China competition, says chairman

Feb 22, 11:24

TFT-LCD panel maker AU Optronics (AUO) is not worried by China-based competitors' government-supported fast expansion of production capacity because the Taiwan-based firm's competitiveness...

AUO chairman and CEO Paul Peng

Silicon wafer prices to rise in 2017, says GlobalWafers

Feb 21, 10:48

Semiconductor-grade silicon wafer prices on a per-square inch basis, which reached an 11-year low of US$0.67, are set to rise in 2017 thanks to the already low point last year and...

Foxconn chairman pledges shares for loans

Newswatch - Feb 20, 21:35

Foxconn Electronics chairman Terry Gou has pledged a total of 430 million Foxconn shares as collateral to borrow loans from three banks, according to data released by Taiwan Stock...

Notebook industry facing a crisis, says Wistron chairman

Feb 16, 15:35

After experiencing a mild 5% shipment decline in 2016, the notebook industry is braced for a steady year in 2017 with shipments to stop falling, if not start growing. But it is not...

Inventec expected to see new chairman and president

Feb 7, 11:54

Inventec is planning to have Inventec Solar Energy chairman Tom Cho take over the chairman position of Inventec after current chairman Richard Lee retires. Inventec's president Huang...

TSMC chairman to resume work after sustaining minor injuries

Newswatch - Feb 2, 21:18

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has said that company chairman Morris Chang will return to work next week after sustaining minor injuries while on holiday in Hawa...

Smart LED lighting, high-end backlighting, IR devices to drive Unity Opto growth in 2017, says chairman

Jan 24, 11:56

LED packaging service provider Unity Opto Technology expects smart lighting, high-end backlighting and infrared (IR) applications to drive business growth and hike overall gross margin...

PTI 1Q17 sales to beat seasonal patterns, says president

Jan 23, 21:47

Packaging and testing company Powertech Technology (PTI) expects its performance during the first quarter of 2017 to be stronger than the seasonal pattern seen historically, said...

SAS looking for mergers, says chairman

Jan 23, 16:04

While Taiwan-based PV makers have generally been struggling in the adverse business climate, solar wafer maker Sino-American Silicon Products (SAS) remains in good financial health,...

SAS chairman MK Lu

Foxconn considering setting up panel line in US, says chairman

Jan 23, 16:00

Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) is considering establishing a panel factory in the US through cooperation with Sharp, with the latter to provide advanced technology,...

Foxconn chairman Terry Guo (center) at a press conference in Taipei on January 22
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