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Fab equipment spending poised to hit record in 2013, says SEMI

Mar 12, 16:06

Semiconductor fab equipment spending will remain flat at US$38.85 billion in 2012, but climb to a record US$45.5 billion in 2013, according to estimates made by SEMI.

North America fab tool book-to-bill up in January 2012, says SEMI

Feb 24, 12:31

North American-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted a book-to-bill ratio of 0.95 for January 2012, up from 0.85 in the prior month and scoring the highest since May...

Globalfoundries to acquire ProMOS for NT$20-30 billion, say sources

Feb 24, 01:45

Globalfoundries reportedly has agreed to take over financially-troubled ProMOS Technologies for NT$20-30 billion (US$0.7-1 billion), according to industry sources. By adding ProMOS'...

ProMOS to delist from Taiwan stock market on March 26

Japan fab tool book-to-bill climbs above parity

Jan 31, 15:10

Japan-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted a book-to-bill ratio of 1.20 in December 2011, above parity for the first time in 10 months, according to figures from...

Chip fab spending set to decline in 2012, says SEMI

Jan 11, 15:47

Semiconductor fab equipment spending is expected to decline by approximately 11% in 2012, according to SEMI's preliminary forecast. Spending is projected to drop in the first half...

Japan fab tool book-to-bill nears 1.0, says SEAJ

Dec 20, 14:33

Japan-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted a book-to-bill ratio of 0.97 for November 2011, up from 0.83 in October, according to new figures from the Semiconductor...

TSMC to begin third-phase construction at Fab 15

Dec 9, 01:35

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) will soon break ground for the third phase construction of its new 12-inch wafer plant in central Taiwan. according to an invitation...

Samsung Austin Semiconductor ramps new 12-inch fab

Dec 6, 12:05

Samsung Austin Semiconductor, Samsung Electronics' only wafer fabrication plant located outside Korea, has announced the completion of its 300mm automated fab, S2.

Toshiba to shut three fabs, cutting chip production

Dec 1, 01:05

Toshiba on November 30 announced a reorganization of its semiconductor production facilities in Japan, aimed at reinforcing the operating structure and profitability of its discrete,...

TSMC seeing tight capacity for 28nm processes

Nov 25, 01:00

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) continues to see orders heat up for advanced 28nm technology, despite a general slowdown in the semiconductor industry, according...

TSMC Fab 15 at CTSP

ON Semiconductor to shut Japan fab

Oct 18, 16:53

ON Semiconductor has announced plans to close its wafer manufacturing facility located in Aizu, Japan, by the end of June 2012.

TSMC Solar readies new CIGS fab

Oct 17, 10:59

TSMC Solar, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, has announced that it recently completed equipment move-in in preparation for commercial production...

ProMOS completes sale of 8-inch fab in China

Oct 3, 13:48

ProMOS Technologies has announced that the company completed its sale of an 8-inch wafer fab in Chongqing, China for CNY100 million (US$15.7 million).

ProMOS HQ

Samsung new memory fab goes on line

Sep 23, 01:30

Samsung Electronics has announced that its new memory semiconductor fabrication facility, Line-16, at its Nano City Complex in Hwaseong, Gyeonggi Province, has commenced operations...

Rexchip might ramp R2 for Elpida

Sep 16, 01:20

Elpida Memory is likely to remove some of its production lines from Japan to Rexchip Electronics's second 12-inch fab, R2, which has been left idle since the shell construction was...

SEMI downgrades forecast for 2011 fab-tool spending, but still sees record year

Sep 7, 10:47

SEMI's latest statistics suggests that capital expenditure will increase to US$41.1 billion in 2011, the highest on record, according to the industry association. The prediction is...

Globalfoundries, Samsung extend fab sync

Sep 2, 01:00

Globalfoundries and Samsung Electronics have jointed announced they expect to broaden collaboration, and synchronize global semiconductor fabrication facilities to produce chips based...

Intel investment reduction plans may affect PC and semiconductor players

Sep 1, 01:15

Intel, facing weak PC performance, reportedly is considering to temporarily halt its plans to upgrade to a 22nm process at Fab 24, and has decided to delay the launch of its next-generation...

IDT to sell Oregon fab for US$26 million

Aug 30, 13:56

Integrated Device Technology (IDT) has announced that it intends to sell its Hillsboro, Oregon wafer fabrication facility and related assets to Alpha and Omega Semiconductor (AOS),...

Macronix allocates more capacity to flash production

Jul 28, 17:00

Macronix International has said that capacity at its newly-opened 12-inch fab has almost all shifted to NOR flash production to meet demand for new orders. The capacity was originally...

Samsung said to ramp new fab in September

Jul 14, 01:00

Samsung Electronics is expected to open a new memory semiconductor fabrication plant in September, according to industry sources. Dubbed Line-16, the facility will be focused on the...

VIS reportedly offers to buy ProMOS 12-inch fab

Jul 4, 11:46

Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS), a Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) affiliate specializing in analog/mixed-signal and logic ICs, has offered to acquire...

ProMOS 12-inch fab at CTSP, central Taiwan

PTI developing advanced packaging technologies

Jul 1, 01:10

Packaging and testing firm Powertech Technology (PTI) expects the development of new technologies including wafer-level packaging, 3D IC packaging and copper pillar bumping to bear...

Rexchip revises 2011 capex

May 27, 01:15

Rexchip Electronics has budgeted NT$9 billion (US$311 million) in capex for 2011 to ramp a new 12-inch DRAM fab and upgrade to 30nm-class process technology, according to company...

Rexchip president Stephen Chen

ProMOS sells China subsidiary with 8-inch fab

May 24, 01:10

Taiwan-based DRAM maker ProMOS Technologies on May 23 announced the sale of ProMOS (Chongqing) Technologies, its wholly owned subsidiary semiconductor maker located in Xiyoung Micro-electronics...

ProMOS to liquidate China fab

May 18, 13:31

Taiwan's ProMOS Technologies has decided to sell off a 100%-owned subsidiary in Chongqing, western China, which has an 8-inch fab, in order to raise funds to finance its existing...

ProMOS

SMIC wraps up deal to share ownership of Wuhan fab

May 13, 01:35

Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC) and Hubei Science & Technology Investment Group announced on May 12 the formal signing of a joint venture agreement...

TSMC to ramp new 12-inch fab ahead of schedule

May 6, 01:35

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has begun equipment move-in for the phase 1 facility of a new 12-inch fab (Fab 15) with volume production of 28nm technology products...

Big to grow bigger in fab tool market, says The Information Network

May 5, 13:42

Applied Materials' planned acquisition of Varian Semiconductor will strengthen its dominance of the global semiconductor equipment market, according to The Information Network.

UMC says Japan fab unaffected by aftershocks

Apr 13, 14:10

United Microelectronics Corporation's (UMC) 8-inch wafer plant in Chiba Prefecture has not been affected by the latest aftershocks that struck Japan, continuing to run at normal capacity,...

Aggressive LED fab investment drives 40% growth in equipment spending in 2011, says SEMI

Apr 6, 10:18

With the widespread adoption of LED technology in LCD backlight applications and growing interest in LEDs for general lighting purposes, LED manufacturers are poised to meet the soaring...

TSMC to start second phase of China fab construction, says paper

Newswatch - Mar 29, 13:51

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) will soon break ground for the second phase construction of its 8-inch wafer plant in Songjiang, Shanghai (China), according to a...

Record capex leads to 28% fab equipment growth in 2011, says SEMI

Mar 3, 14:45

SEMI has updated data on over 200 facilities, including LED fabs. Using a thorough bottoms-up approach (tracking all projects fab by fab), the data reveal a 28% increase year-over-year...

Taiwan analog IC prices affected by TI 12-inch fab going on-line

Mar 2, 01:00

With Texas Instrument's (TI) 12-inch fab to soon commence production of analog ICs and the company lowering prices since the second half of 2010, a new analog IC price war is expected...

Japan fab tool book-to-bill slips below parity in January 2011

Feb 18, 15:33

Japan-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted a book-to-bill ratio of 0.99 in January 2011, down from 1.07 in December and the lowest since May 2009, according to the...

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