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  • Last update: Friday 18 July 2014 [769 news items]

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...

Qualcomm

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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GaAs foundry Win Semi expects 3Q13 revenues to slip 20%

Aug 14, 11:34

GaAs IC foundry house Win Semiconductors expects its consolidated revenues to decline 20% sequentially in the third quarter of 2013, as a slowdown in sales of high-end smartphones...

Apple shift in chip manufacturing strategy boosts semiconductor foundry business in 2013, says IHS

Aug 9, 11:05

In an illustration of the massive power it wields in the electronics supply chain, Apple's migration of the production of key semiconductors from Samsung Electronics to pure-play...

Specialty foundry VIS to expand into new markets, says executive

Aug 6, 12:05

IC foundry Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS), which specializes in analog/mixed-signal and logic chips, is looking to expand its offerings to include wafer manufacturing...

Digitimes Research: Greater China foundry capacity utilization rate to fall through 4Q13

Jul 23, 13:42

Utilization rates at the top-3 IC foundries in Greater China are expected to fall through the fourth quarter of 2013 after climbing to a year high in the second quarter, according...

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UMC reportedly to build a 12-inch fab in China

Jul 16, 22:06

United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) reportedly plans to spend US$300 million to set up a 12-inch fab in Xiamen, China in cooperation with the local government. The planned 12-inch...

Samsung looking for new foundry clients

Jul 11, 21:56

Samsung Electronics' foundry business is looking to bring in new customers to offset the loss of Apple's orders, and could implement measures such as offering lower prices, according...

TSMC, UMC 2Q13 sales meet guidance

Jul 10, 15:59

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) and United Microelectronics (UMC) have reported mixed revenue results for June 2013, but both IC foundries' second-quarter sales...

Memory and foundry chipmakers hold more than half of wafer capacity, says IC Insights

Jul 10, 11:51

The memory and IC foundry industries collectively contributed more than half of worldwide installed capacity as of December 2012, according to IC Insights.

TSMC 2H13 outlook promising

Jul 3, 11:34

Sales prospects of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) for the second half of 2013 still look promising as the foundry house's production capacity for its 28nm as well...

Globalfoundries lands wafer start orders from China-based Rockchip

Jun 18, 22:18

Globalfoundries has landed wafer start orders from China-based SoC solution provider Rockchip Electronics. The US-based foundry house will manufacture Rockchip's RK3188 and RK3168...

UMC opens Korea office

Jun 13, 11:23

United Microelectronics (UMC) has announced the opening of a new office in South Korea to expand business regionally and provide support to local customers.

Digitimes Research: China foundry output value to rise 15% in 2013

Jun 5, 12:34

The output value of China's IC foundry industry will register growth of 15.4% in 2013 reaching US$4.08 billion, thanks to a ramp-up of new capacities at 12-inch foundries, brisk demand...

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Digitimes Research: Samsung logic IC capex stays high in 2013

Jun 3, 12:49

Samsung Electronics is expected to spend US$6 billion on its logic IC business in 2013, down from a record US$7 billion in 2012, according to Digitimes Research.

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Win Semi expects to post double-digit revenue growth in 2013

May 21, 11:38

Gallium arsenide (GaAs) wafer foundry Win Semiconductors expects to post double-digit revenue growth in 2013 thanks to its complete product portfolio and broader client base.

Win Semiconductors executive

TSMC presence in advance process market remains strong

May 20, 22:50

A report has claimed that Samsung Electronics' combined production of chips using advanced 32/28nm process technologies accounted for roughly 50% of the global production of the same...

UMC meets 1Q13 guidance; sees growth in 2Q

May 8, 15:47

Foundry chipmaker United Microelectronics (UMC) saw its first-quarter results come in line with its guidance, and has given its positive outlook for the second quarter.

VIS expects to post 10-13% shipment rise in 2Q13

May 6, 21:55

IC foundry Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS), which specializes in analog/mixed-signal and logic chips, expects to report 11-13% sequential growth in wafer shipments for...

Intel signs another foundry customer

May 6, 11:30

Microsemi has announced it is leveraging Intel's foundry technology for the development of advanced high-performance digital ICs and system-on-chip (SoC) solutions using Intel's 22nm...

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