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UMC reports increased January revenues

Stockwatch - Feb 6, 14:30

United Microelectronics (UMC) has reported January consolidated revenues of NT$12.01 billion (US$361.6 million), up 12.5% sequentially.

HiSilicon ramps orders to Taiwan foundry, backend service companies, says report

Newswatch - Feb 1, 14:26

China-based chipset vendor HiSilicon Technologies has increased wafer and IC packaging/testing orders at Taiwan-based foundry and backend service companies as it plans to ramp output...

UMC expects flat performance in 1Q16

Jan 28, 10:02

Foundry chipmaker United Microelectronics (UMC) expects its wafer shipments to stay flat sequentially in the first quarter of 2016, while softness in wafer ASPs will be offset by...

Pure-play foundries put capex focus on 10nm processes, says Applied executive

Jan 22, 09:57

The 2016 capex focus of pure-play IC foundries will be on 10nm process technology, according to Applied Materials Taiwan president Erix Yu. About half of the foundries' combined capex...

Applied Materials Taiwan president Erix Yu

TSMC reports 4Q15 EPS of NT$2.81

Jan 14, 15:56

TSMC has announced net profits of NT$72.84 billion (US$2.18 billion) on consolidated revenues of NT$203.52 billion for the fourth quarter of 2015. EPS for the quarter was NT$2.81...

Digitimes Research: Taiwan IC foundry capacity utilization rate to fall in 4Q15

Dec 22, 11:47

Utilization rates at Taiwan's top-three IC foundries will fall further to 85.8% in the fourth quarter of 2015 - the lowest level in 13 quarters, according to Digitimes Research.

UMC board approves capex for 28nm capacity expansion

Stockwatch - Dec 16, 22:20

The board of directors of United Microelectronics (UMC) has approved a capex of NT$12.57 billion (US$383.5 million) to mainly expand the foundry's 28nm manufacturing capacity.

TSMC November revenues fall

Dec 10, 15:26

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has announced consolidated revenues of NT$63.43 billion (US$1.93 billion) for November 2015, down 22.4% on month and 12.2% on year...

Commentary: TSMC new fab to boost China semiconductor industry

Dec 10, 10:44

The announcement by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) to build a 12-inch wafer manufacturing facility in Nanjing, China heralds the establishment of a cluster of semiconductor...

SMIC sets up regional headquarters in Shanghai

Dec 9, 20:19

Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) announced recently that subsidiary SMIC Holdings has obtained approval from the Shanghai municipal government to set up its regional...

Asia pure-play foundries to generate combined US$40 billion in 2016, says TrendForce

Dec 9, 20:12

Combined revenues of Asia-based pure-play semiconductor foundries are forecast to exceed US$36 billion in 2015, and top US$40 billion in 2016, according to a report from TrendForce...

MediaTek to place foundry orders with SMIC, says paper

Newswatch - Nov 30, 15:58

MediaTek is considering to including China-based Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC) as one of its wafer foundry partners, according to a Chinese-language...

UMC says auto chip revenues to double

Nov 18, 11:11

United Microelectronics (UMC) expects to see revenues generated from the automotive sector double on year in 2015, according to the Taiwan-based IC foundry.

MediaTek Helio X30 chips to be built by TSMC

Nov 13, 11:08

MediaTek will unveil its Helio X30-series SoC chips in early 2016 with volume production slated for the end of the second quarter or early in the third. The X30-series will be built...

SMIC looks to 3-6% revenue growth in 4Q15

Nov 12, 10:33

China-based IC foundry Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) expects to post revenue growth of 3-6% sequentially in the fourth quarter of 2015, with gross margin ranging...

China becoming a major investment market for Intel

Nov 5, 15:31

Intel Capital is estimated to invest a total of US$500 million in 2015. Prior to the end of October, Intel Capital had already invested US$168 million in China and with a separate...

VIS posts 3Q15 EPS of NT$0.51, cautious about 4Q

Oct 30, 11:40

Specialty IC foundry Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) saw its wafer shipments decline 15% sequentially in the third quarter eroding profitability during the quarter. Looking...

Digitimes Research: China foundry houses focusing on FD-SOI process

Oct 30, 11:04

Wafer foundry houses in China have stepped up efforts to develop Fully Depleted Silicon-on-Insulator (FD-SOI), or also called Ultra-Thin Body (UTB), processes for wafer production,...

Digitimes Research: HHGrace is a trend indicator of China 8-inch fabs

Oct 28, 11:17

Shanghai Huahong Grace Semiconductor Manufacturing Corporation (HHGrace) is currently the second largest foundry house in China in terms of booth revenues and production capacity,...

Pure-play foundry market to grow 6% in 2015, says IC Insights

Oct 12, 16:03

The total pure-play foundry market is forecast to grow 6.1% to US$44.9 billion in 2015, according to IC Insights. The entire increase in pure-play foundry sales is forecast to be...

UMC September revenues slip to 19-month low

Oct 8, 16:02

Foundry chipmaker United Microelectronics (UMC) saw its September revenues fall to NT$10.43 billion (US$320 million) hitting a 19-month low.

SMIC growing its 28nm client base

Sep 18, 10:42

Broadcom and Huawei's subsidiary HiSilicon will become SMIC's 28nm customers, in addition to Qualcomm, according to Shiuh-Wuu Lee, executive VP of technology development for the China-based...

China, Taiwan-based IC foundries gearing up for MEMS market boom

Sep 14, 21:01

IC foundries based in China and Taiwan are all gearing up for rapid demand growth for microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) devices driven by a new wave of expansion for the Internet...

TSMC posts decreased August revenues

Stockwatch - Sep 10, 14:37

Contract chipmaker Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has announced consolidated revenues of NT$67.04 billion (US$2.06 billion) for August 2015, down 17% on month and...

VIS reports decreased August revenues

Sep 9, 20:38

Specialty IC foundry Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) saw its August revenues fall to NT$1.69 billion (US$52.1 million) hitting a 29-month low.

Pure-play foundry sales to top US$12 billion in 4Q15, says IC Insights

Sep 1, 10:57

The pure-play foundry market is forecast to grow to an all-time high of US$12.2 billion in the fourth quarter of 2015, following several quarters in which sales remained between US$11.3...

China semiconductor investment fund reportedly targets Globalfoundries

Aug 31, 16:01

China's National Integrated Circuit Industry Investment Fund reportedly has targeted Globalfoundries for acquisition in order to allow China to secure 14nm FinFET foundry process...

Digitimes Research: China looks at 70% IC self-sufficiency in 2025

Aug 28, 10:28

China is aiming to improve the self-sufficiency rate for ICs in the nation to 40% in 2020, and boost the rate further to 70% in 2025, according to Digitimes Research.

China pushes for homegrown display driver IC industry

Aug 20, 21:44

China is looking to build a homegrown panel-use driver IC industry in Hefei, China, which will likely threaten Taiwan's IC driver IC sector, according to industry sources.

Taiwan IC production value slips 2.6% in 2Q15

Aug 14, 14:49

Taiwan's IC production value slid 2.6% sequentially to NT$555.9 billion (US$17.3 billion) in the second quarter of 2015, according to the Industrial Economics and Knowledge Center...

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...

TSMC says 16nm ramp on schedule

Aug 11, 16:07

TSMC has maintained that volume production and ramp of its 16nm process is proceeding smoothly in line with its schedule, amid media speculation indicating the foundry is seeing a...

IC foundry VIS expects 3Q15 revenues to fall

Aug 5, 10:45

Specialty IC foundry Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) expects its third-quarter revenues to fall 9.7-14.6% sequentially citing continued inventory correction in the supply...

VIS chairman and president Leuh Fang

TSMC cuts 2015 chip growth outlook

Jul 16, 22:28

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), at its July 16 investors meeting, gave a less-optimistic outlook for the third quarter of 2015, and has revised downward its forecast...

Mark Liu

TSMC, Samsung start A9 chip mass production

Jul 16, 14:28

TSMC and Samsung Foundry, which share orders for Apple's A9 application processors, have both started volume production of the chips, according to industry sources.

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    Taiwan's semiconductor industry has begun to out-run its global peers, once more, in 2006. This followed a trough in 2004, caused by over-inventory, plus volatility in memory pricing...

  • Foundry industry overview - Jan 2005

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