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PV equipment book-to-bill ratio stays below parity in 1Q15, says SEMI

Jun 23, 14:36

SEMI has reported that for the quarter ending March 31, 2015, the worldwide photovoltaic manufacturing equipment book-to-bill ratio remained below parity at 0.88.

Catcher subsidiary to acquire equipment from China-based Jingdiao

Stockwatch - Jun 22, 23:39

Catcher Technology has announced that its subsidiary in Suqian, China has acquired equipment from China-based Beijing Jingdiao, according to a company's post on Taiwan Stock Exchange...

IC-equipment supplier Scientech sees May sales fall

Jun 10, 15:51

Taiwan-based Scientech has reported May revenues decreased 16% sequentially to NT$149 million (US$4.8 million), due to deferred shipments at the request of some customers.

Global 1Q15 semiconductor equipment billings decrease 6%, says SEMI

Jun 10, 13:42

Worldwide semiconductor manufacturing equipment billings decreased 6% on year to US$9.52 billion in the first quarter of 2015, according to SEMI. The billings figure is 7% higher...

Fab equipment growth continues into 2015, says SEMI

Jun 5, 15:45

Semiconductor fab equipment spending is expected to increase 11% to US$38.7 billion in 2015, and grow another 5% to US$40.7 billion in 2016, according to SEMI.

Gold Choice Electric Technology steps into SiC crystal-growing equipment

Jun 3, 20:54

Power supply, rectifier and tester maker Gold Choice Electric Technology has stepped into producing silicon carbide (SiC) crystal-growing equipment, according to the company.

Flat panel display equipment spending forecast to reach US$9 billion in 2015, says IHS

May 29, 15:36

Revenues for flat panel display (FPD) manufacturing equipment are expected to grow for the third consecutive year to reach US$9.1 billion in 2015, according to IHS. This level of...

Semi-equipment component maker Calitech debuts on Taiwan ESB

May 28, 20:57

Taiwan-based Calitech, which provides key parts for semiconductor front-end equipment, recently started trading on Taiwan's emerging stock market.

North American semiconductor equipment industry posts book-to-bill ratio of 1.04 in April, says SEMI

May 22, 15:23

North America-based semiconductor equipment manufacturers posted US$1.57 billion in orders in April 2015 (three-month average basis) and a book-to-bill ratio of 1.04, according to...

Packaging material supplier Chang Wah to distribute cash dividend of NT$3.50 for 2014

May 14, 16:45

Packaging material and equipment supplier Chang Wah Electromaterials (CWE) has decided to deal out a cash dividend per share of NT$3.50 (US$0.11) for 2014.

Commentary: Nokia set to become a telecom equipment player

Apr 28, 14:05

Nokia's recent moves, including its announcement to buy France-based Alcatel-Lucent for EUR15.6 billion (US$16.6 billion) and to review an option for a potential divestment for its...

PCB equipment supplier Symtek reports strong earnings for 2014

Newswatch - Apr 17, 15:10

PCB and FPD equipment supplier Symtek Automation Asia (SAA) has reported net profit of NT$227 million (US$7.3 million) or NT$5.16 per share for 2014.

BOE signs US$2.36 million agreement with South Korea equipment provider DE&T, says report

Apr 16, 21:55

China panel maker BOE has signed a US$2.36 million agreement with South Korea equipment provider DE&T to purchase testing equipment, according to Korea-based newspaper ZDNet...

Scientech March sales soar

Apr 13, 22:11

Scientech has reported March consolidated revenues increased 69.3% sequentially to NT$313 million (US$10 million).

Automated equipment component makers brace for strong sales in 2015

Apr 9, 10:52

Taiwan-based automated equipment component suppliers, including TBI Motion Technology, Chieftek Precision and Hiwin Technologies, are expected to keep their sales momentum in 2015...

Connected medical imaging equipment to grow at 17% CAGR, says ABI Research

Mar 23, 16:03

The installed base of the connected medical imaging equipment market consisting primarily of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machines, computed tomography (CT) scanners, and X-ray...

Global semiconductor equipment sales rise 18% in 2014, says SEMI

Mar 18, 16:02

SEMI has reported that worldwide sales of semiconductor manufacturing equipment totaled US$37.5 billion in 2014, representing a year-over-year increase of 18%.

IC-making equipment supplier Scientech reports increased February revenues

Mar 16, 13:02

Scientech has reported February consolidated revenues increased 6.4% sequentially to NT$185 million (US$5.85 million). The company credited the revenue growth to the recognized sales...

Automation equipment supplier Aurora sees 5% on-year growth in February revenues

Mar 12, 13:43

Taiwan-based office automation machines and furniture distributor Aurora has announced consolidated revenues of NT$779 million (US$24.59 million) for February, down 21% on month,...

Fab equipment spending to rise in 2015, says SEMI

Mar 11, 20:51

Worldwide fab equipment spending, which increased almost 20% in 2014, will rise 15% in 2015, according to SEMI. Growth will slow to only 2-4% in 2016, however, said SEMI.

Equipment supplier Scientech optimistic about performance in 2015

Mar 10, 20:36

Semiconductor equipment distributor Scientech is optimistic about its performance in 2015, citing clear order visibility for its wet-process packaging equipment for 12- and 8-inch...

Inotera buys equipment from Hermes Microvision

Stockwatch - Mar 10, 20:22

DRAM chipmaker Inotera Memories has announced the acquisition of a batch of production equipment from Hermes Microvision (HMI) for NT$934.63 million (US$29.7 million).

SMIC gearing up for 28nm production

Mar 6, 13:59

Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) has made massive equipment purchases for installing 28nm production lines, according to sources in the semiconductor industry. The...

MWC 2015: Chipset vendors, equipment suppliers gearing up efforts to develop LTE-U devices

Mar 5, 14:06

Chipset solution vendors and telecom equipment providers, including Qualcomm, Ericsson, Samsung Electronics, Nokia and Huawei, are gearing up efforts to develop LTE-U (LTE unlicensed...

Taiwan solar cell makers looking for idle equipment in China

Mar 4, 22:20

Taiwan-based crystalline silicon solar cell makers, including Motech Industries, Neo Solar Power and Gintech Energy, plan to set up production lines in countries other than China...

ASE orders equipment for NT$1.3 billion

Stockwatch - Feb 25, 21:03

IC packager Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) has purchased machinery and equipment from Advantest and Premtek International for a total of about NT$1.31 billion (US$41.75...

US fab tool book-to-bill ratio rises

Feb 24, 10:53

The SEMI book-to-bill ratio for US manufacturers of semiconductor equipment rose to 1.03 in January 2015 from 0.99 in the prior month.

TSMC orders equipment for NT$3.5 billion

Stockwatch - Feb 17, 10:56

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has purchased facility and engineering equipment from Hitachi High-Technologies, Hitachi Kokusai Electric, ASML, Applied Materials...

IoT generates demand for terminal devices, networking, cloud computing, storage equipment, say Taiwan embedded makers

Feb 4, 15:34

The development of the Internet of Things (IoT) applications has generated demand for terminal devices, networking/communication equipment, cloud computing hardware/software and storage...

ChipMOS to provide testing services for TDDI chips

Feb 4, 13:43

ChipMOS Technologies will start to install testing equipment for TDDI (touch with display driver) chips in the second quarter of 2015, according to the backend house. The number of...

Accretech and ChipMOS to cooperate on process automation and equipment development

Feb 2, 21:54

ChipMOS Technologies (Bermuda), a provider of outsourced semiconductor assembly and test services, has signed a Letter of Intent to cooperate on the development of new equipment and...

North America semiconductor equipment industry posts book-to-bill ratio of 0.98 in December, says SEMI

Jan 26, 10:47

North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted US$1.37 billion in orders worldwide in December 2014 (three-month average basis) and a book-to-bill ratio of 0.98,...

PCB equipment makers Csun, Ampoc sales to show steady growth in 1H15

Jan 22, 20:10

Csun Manufacturing and Ampoc Far East are both expected to report flat or slight growth in the first half of 2015, thanks to continued brisk orders for wet-process PCB manufacturing...

Equipment maker Mirle to post 20% revenue growth in 2015

Jan 21, 15:37

Mirle Automation currently has a backlog of orders totaling NT$3.8 billion (US$120 million), with order visibility stretching to third-quarter 2015. The supplier of automatic systems...

Equipment supplier Scientech positive about 1Q15

Jan 19, 10:45

Semiconductor equipment supplier Scientech is positive about its business outlook for the first quarter of 2015, citing brisk demand for advanced process manufacturing.

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