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  • Last update: Tuesday 14 October 2014 [787 news items]

Specialty IC foundry VIS likely to post strong 1Q14

Feb 13, 13:27

Specialty IC foundry Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) is expected to enjoy a particularly strong first quarter of 2014, thanks to growing demand for panel driver ICs used...

TSMC, UMC January sales rise

Feb 10, 15:15

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) and United Microelectronics (UMC) have announced increases in January consolidated revenues from a year ago of 8.4% and 6.5%, resp...

Top-13 foundries account for 91% of total foundry sales in 2013, says IC Insights

Jan 29, 16:18

IC Insights has released its 2013 top IC foundries (pure-play and IDM) ranking. In total, the top 13 foundries represented 91% of total foundry sales in 2013.

UMC expects wafer shipments to rise slightly in 1Q14

Jan 27, 12:05

Pure-play foundry United Microelectronics (UMC) expects its first-quarter wafer shipments to register a marginal increase sequentially, but wafer ASPs are likely to fall about 4%...

Global IC foundry sales rise 14% in 2013, says IC Insights

Jan 23, 15:39

Total IC foundry revenues grew to US$42.8 billion in 2013, a 14% increase from US$37.6 billion in 2012 and eight points more than the 6% growth displayed by the total IC market, according...

Digitimes Research: Foundry sector to outperform overall semiconductor industry in 2014

Jan 14, 14:33

The global IC foundry sector is forecast to increase almost 9% in output value in 2014, while output value for the overall semiconductor industry will grow by a smaller 5.2%, according...

IC supply chain looks to improved December performance

Dec 16, 12:14

Most Taiwan-based wafer foundry houses, IC backend service companies and IC design houses are expected to report improved sales for December as compared to the previous month due...

TSMC moves 16nm FinFET to risk production

Dec 12, 19:41

TSMC's 16nm FinFET has entered risk production, with volume production scheduled to kick off within one year, according to the foundry chipmaker. Newly-appointed co-CEO Mark Liu said...

Mark Liu, the newly-appointed co-CEO of TSMC, says volume production of 16nm FinFET chips will kick

PCB equipment supplier Csun braces for strong sales in 1Q14

Dec 11, 14:43

PCB, FDP and semiconductor manufacturing equipment supplier Csun Manufacturing is expected to see its sales post significant sequential growth in the first quarter of 2014 buoyed...

VIS November sales slip 2%

Dec 10, 09:38

Specialty IC foundry Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) has announced November consolidated revenues slid 1.7% to NT$1.78 billion, due to unfavorable exchange rates.

Hermes Microvision shipping e-beam inspection tools for 1Xnm processes

Dec 4, 22:05

E-beam inspection tool supplier Hermes Microvision (HMI) has begun shipping its eScan 500-series inspection tools for 1Xnm processes, which help ramp up its revenues in 2014, according...

Digitimes Research: Taiwan top foundries to see combined revenues decrease in 4Q13

Nov 29, 10:32

Taiwan's top-three IC foundries will see their combined revenues decline 9.4% sequentially in the fourth quarter of 2013, due mainly to a fall in product ASPs, according to Digitimes...

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TSMC 28nm capacity utilization unlikely to rebound soon

Nov 21, 14:05

A rebound in the capacity utilization rate of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company's 28nm process is likely to be delayed to the end of the first quarter or early in the second...

TSMC seeing order visibility weaken

Nov 8, 11:43

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is set to report a more than 10% sequential decline in fourth-quarter revenues, as order visibility at the foundry house has weakened...

VIS cautious on spending

Nov 5, 14:20

Specialty IC foundry Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) expects to allocate about NT$800 million (US$27.2 million) for capex in 2013, down from the company's previously-estimated...

TSMC seeing utilization rate of 28nm processes fall

Nov 1, 11:40

IC foundry Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company's (TSMC) capacity utilization of its 28nm processes has fallen to 70% due to a slowdown in orders for high-end mobile chips,...

UMC 3Q13 earnings nearly double on-quarter

Oct 31, 11:48

United Microelectronics (UMC) saw its third-quarter net profits surge 91.8% sequentially, as a result of revenue growth and falling operating expenses.

UMC 28nm process yields improving, says company CEO Po-Wen Yen

SMIC 3Q13 sales and profits drop on quarter

Oct 23, 11:11

China-based IC foundry Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) has announced net profits of US$42.5 million on sales of US$534.3 million for the third quarter of 2013. Sales...

Specialty foundry VIS 3Q13 sales up 4%

Oct 14, 15:25

Taiwan-based IC foundry Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS), which specializes in analog/mixed-signal and logic chips, saw its third-quarter consolidated revenues increase...

IC suppliers unlikely to cut orders at TSMC in 4Q13

Oct 11, 12:05

The high wafer shipment growth recorded by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) in August and September indicates that global IC suppliers are not pessimistic about their...

SMIC eEEPROM technology for bank card ICs certified by China Union Pay

Oct 9, 13:59

IC foundry Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) has announced that bank card IC products adopting its eEEPROM process technology have obtained China Union Pay certifica...

Americas region remains largest market for pure-play foundry sales, says IC Insights

Sep 27, 10:55

Customers in the Americas region (primarily the US) are expected to account for nearly two-thirds of pure-play foundry sales in 2013, a slight increase from 2012, according to IC...

Samsung to build 20nm foundry capacity, sources say

Sep 23, 21:36

Samsung Electronics plans to build up foundry capacity of 30,000 wafers operating at 20nm, signaling that it is joining rival TSMC in the process race, according to industry source...

Leading-edge 28nm to drive pure-play foundry sales growth in 2013, says IC Insights

Sep 23, 14:07

All of the increase in pure-play foundry sales in 2013 is expected to come from 28nm and more advanced process technologies, according to IC Insights.

UMC to operate at 80% of production capacity in 4Q13

Sep 12, 14:01

United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) is expected to operate at 80% of its production capacity in the fourth quarter of 2013 and also see its revenues drop within 10% sequentially...

TSMC 12-inch fabs running at 75-80% of capacity, say sources

Sep 12, 12:10

The capacity utilization rates of 12-inch fabs at Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) have dropped to 75-80% recently as slow demand for high-end smartphones in the...

TSMC August sales up, UMC down

Sep 10, 14:36

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) saw its August consolidated revenues increase 5.7% sequentially, while fellow foundry chipmaker United Microelectronics' (UMC) sales...

VIS August sales down 2.5%

Sep 10, 11:29

Specialty IC foundry Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) saw its August revenues slip 2.5% sequentially due to a drop in wafer shipments, according to company spokesperson...

3D NAND, FinFET to drive semiconductor equipment market growth, says Applied Materials

Sep 6, 12:11

With chipmakers engaged in the development of 3D NAND and FinFET technologies, the global semiconductor market is set to expand another 25-35%, said an Applied Materials executive...

Erix Yu, president of Applied Materials Taiwan

Fabless-foundry model remains major trend, says Qualcomm executive

Sep 5, 12:02

The fabless-foundry business model is still a major trend in the semiconductor industry, whereas the IDM model that achieves efficiency through vertical integration has proven it...

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Austrian chipmaker ams to set up 3D IC production line

Sep 5, 10:50

Austria-based ams, a provider of high performance analog ICs and sensor solutions, has announced plans to invest over EUR25 million (US$33 million) to install 3D IC production capacity...

Global wafer foundry capital spending to reach US$41 billion in 2014, says SEMI

Sep 3, 21:01

Capital spending by wafer foundry houses is expected to grow by an annual rate of 23-27% to US$41 billion in 2014 after expanding 2% to US$32.5 billion in 2013, according to SEMI.

A GaAs foundry success: Q&A with Win Semi chairman Dennis Chen

Aug 22, 12:06

Win Semiconductors was named the world's top pure-play gallium arsenide (GaAs) IC foundry in 2009, nine years after the company became the first Asia-based foundry capable of supplying...

Dennis Chen

China tablet chipset vendors shifting 28nm process orders away from TSMC, say sources

Aug 20, 11:41

Following the steps of Qualcomm, some China-based tablet chipset vendors reportedly have also slashed their 28nm orders at Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) as they...

Digitimes Research: Global 4Q13 IC foundry output value to contract

Aug 15, 14:02

Output value for the global semiconductor foundry industry will likely register a sequential decrease in the fourth quarter of 2013, following three straight quarters of growth, due...

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