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GaAs IC foundry Win Semi 1Q16 EPS hits record

Apr 28, 12:06

GaAs IC foundry Win Semiconductors saw its net EPS climb to a record high of NT$1.41 (US$0.04) in the first quarter of 2016.

Apple drives entire foundry sales increase at TSMC in 2015 says IC Insights

Apr 27, 15:42

IC Insights has released its 2015 top IC foundries (pure-play and IDM) ranking. TSMC, by far, was the leader with US$26.4 billion in sales last year.

TSMC hires Merrill Lynch senior analyst, says report

Newswatch - Apr 25, 14:01

A senior analyst with Merrill Lynch has been hired by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) to play a role in the pure-play foundry's business strategy development, according...

Powerchip nets NT$4.64 in 2015 EPS

Apr 22, 10:58

Foundry chipmaker Powerchip Technology has reported net profits of NT$10.28 billion (US$318.7 million) for 2015 with EPS coming to NT$4.64. The year also marked the third consecutive...

TSMC reiterates revenue target for 2016

Apr 15, 11:23

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company's (TSMC) target of 5-10% growth in 2016 consolidated revenues remains unchanged, according to the pure-play foundry.

Global IC foundry market grows 4.4% in 2015, says Gartner

Apr 13, 21:57

Breaking a three-year double-digit-growth streak, the worldwide semiconductor foundry market grew 4.4% in 2015 to achieve US$48.8 billion in revenues, according to final results by...

UMC to post brisk 2Q16 results

Apr 12, 14:33

IC foundry UMC is expected to enjoy significant revenue and profit growth sequentially in the second quarter of 2016, thanks to a ramp-up of orders from its fabless clients as well...

Specialty IC foundry VIS March revenues rise to 12-month high

Apr 8, 15:28

Analog and mixed-signal IC foundry Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.18 billion (US$67.2 million) for March 2016, up 7.8% sequentially...

GaAs IC foundry Win Semi 1Q16 revenues rise

Apr 7, 20:57

GaAs IC foundry Win Semiconductors has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.12 billion (US$134.4 million) for March 2016, up 7.2% on year and hitting a record high. Revenues for...

VIS 1Q16 results to meet guidance

Newswatch - Mar 31, 14:33

Specialty IC foundry Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) is expected to see its first-quarter results meet the guidance given at the end of January, with revenues to increase...

GaAs IC foundry Win Semi to reduce capital by 30%

Newswatch - Mar 21, 11:20

GaAs IC foundry Win Semiconductors plans to reduce its capital by NT$1.79 billion (US$55.35 million) or 30% to NT$4.177 billion in order to improve its financial structure and shore...

X-FAB enters 6-inch SiC production

Mar 11, 11:00

Analog/mixed-signal IC foundry X-Fab Silicon Foundries has announced the availability of its silicon carbide (SiC) offering from its wafer fab in Lubbock, Texas.

TSMC to see Greater China customers account for 50% of 2016 revenues

Mar 11, 10:57

Pure-play foundry Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is expected to see 50% of its 2016 revenues generated from orders placed by its fabless customers based in China...

MediaTek 1Q16 sales expected to meet guidance

Mar 3, 08:43

Despite postponed deliveries of some chips from its foundry, MediaTek is expected to meet its sales guidance for the first quarter of 2016, according to industry sources.

iPhone chip suppliers start booking capacity

Feb 18, 22:24

Chip suppliers of Apple's next-generation iPhone-series have started to book production capacity at their foundry and backend partners, according to industry sources.

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...

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