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Taiwan attracts foreign direct investment of over US$5.5 billion in January-October

8h 14min ago

The Taiwan's government approved 2,719 foreign direct investment projects (except from China) with a total value of US$5.523 billion in January-October 2017, decreasing 4.19% and...

Automotive electronics to see strongest growth through 2021, says IC Insights

Nov 17, 15:58

Automotive electronic system sales are forecast to rise by a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.4% from 2016 through 2021, which is the highest among six major end-use system...

SMIC founder to set up new CIDM in China

Nov 17, 13:56

Richard Chang, founder and former CEO of China-based pure-play foundry Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC), has orchestrated the establishment of a new foundry house...

Richard Chang believes the concept of CIDM can be realized in China

Austria chipmaker ams partners with China firm to develop 3D sensing camera solutions

Nov 17, 13:17

Austria-based ams and China-based Ningbo Sunny Opotech, an optical image system solution provider, have announced a collaboration to jointly develop and market 3D sensing camera solutions...

Scientech to post record 4Q17 revenues

Nov 17, 12:13

Taiwan-based Scientech is likely to see its fourth-quarter revenues climb to a record high with profits rising over 30% sequentially, as its wafer reclaim business has enjoyed strong...

AI to bring opportunities, challenges for Taiwan semiconductor industry

Nov 16, 15:46

Artificial intelligence (AI) will bring huge business opportunities and challenges for Taiwan's semiconductor industry, and the industry will face fierce competition from China, where...

CC Wei, TSIA chairman and TSMC co-CEO

SMIC to start volume production of 14nm FinFET process in 2019

Nov 16, 15:44

Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp (SMIC), China's largest foundry, will kick off volume production of 14nm FinFET process technology in 2019 and launch its second-generation...

Next-gen iPad Pro to feature 7nm A11X chip, says report

Nov 16, 15:29

Speculation circulated recently in the chipmaking industry that Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is gearing up for 7nm chip production for Apple's in-house designed...

Global Unichip tapes out 16nm TCAM compiler

Nov 16, 15:26

Taiwan-based IC design service company Global Unichip has announced a successful TCAM compiler tape-out based on TSMC's 16FFC process technology.

Samsung overtakes Intel as semiconductor leader in 3Q17, says IHS

Nov 16, 11:29

In the second quarter of 2017, Intel remained the market leader in pure semiconductor revenues, generated by the sale of its own products, according to IHS Markit. But the leadership...

Samsung huge chip capex for 2017 shows move to defend its memory dominance

Nov 16, 11:20

After spending US$11.3 billion in semiconductor capex last year, Samsung announced that its 2017 outlays for the semiconductor group are expected to more than double to US$26 billion...

Globalfoundries, Fudan to deliver next generation dual interface smart card

Nov 16, 10:53

Globalfoundries (GF) and Fudan Microelectronics Group have announced they have produced a next generation dual interface CPU card, using GF's 55nm low power extended (55LPx) technology...

Nanjing gaining momentum to become semiconductor hub in China

Nov 15, 14:29

Nanjing is gaining momentum to become a "chip city" in China, as many semiconductor firms have newly announced plans to set up operations in its Jiangbei New Area, including China's...

TSMC board passes US$4.29 billion budget for capacity expansion

Nov 15, 14:18

The board of directors of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has approved a budget of about US$4.29 billion mainly to construct new fab facilities and expand production...

SMIC 3Q17 profits fall

Nov 15, 14:11

China-based pure-play foundry Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) has announced revenues of US$769.7 million in the third quarter of 2017, up 2.5% sequentially but down...

Taiwan to increase industrial land supply

Nov 14, 10:05

The Taiwan government has announced measures to increase land supply in a bid to boost investments in industrial sectors.

Silicon wafer shipments hit record high in 3Q17, says SEMI

Nov 13, 10:55

Worldwide silicon wafer area shipments continued trending up in the third quarter of 2017, increasing 0.7% sequentially and hitting a new high in terms of quarterly shipments, according...

TSMC reports increased October revenues

Nov 10, 17:51

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$94.52 billion (US$3.13 billion) for October 2017, representing a 6.71% increase on month...

Andes Technology joins Globalfoundries FD-SOI ecosystem

Nov 10, 16:21

Processor IP provider Andes Technology has teamed up with Globalfoundries to provide low-power solutions for the foundry's 22nm FD-SOI process technology to jointly deepen their deployment...

Andes Technology president Frankwell JM Lin (center)

Taiwan IC designers vying for 8-inch foundry supply

Nov 10, 16:14

Taiwan fabless IC firms are aggresively vying to secure capacity at 8-inch foundries to meet increasing orders in 2018, particularly for MCU and MOSFET chips needed to support a variety...

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UMC posts record October revenues

Nov 10, 10:48

Pure-play IC foundry United Microelectronics (UMC) has announced consolidated revenues of NT$13.81 billion (US$457.6 million) for October 2017, rising 16.4% sequentially and hitting...

China AI unicorn Cambricon to launch smart chips using TSMC 16nm process

Nov 9, 15:20

China AI chip unicorn Cambricon Technologies plans to launch MLU machine learning series processor chips for cloud-based applications within the next 18 months, with the chips to...

Machvison posts record October revenues

Nov 9, 15:15

Automated optical inspection (AOI) equipment specialist Machvision has announced consolidated revenues of NT$171 million (US$5.7 million) for October 2017, hitting a monthly record...

PTI October revenues rise 24% on year

Nov 9, 11:55

Memory-IC backend specialist Powertech Technology (PTI) has announced consolidated revenues of NT$5.53 billion (US$183.3 million) for October 2017, up 24.2% on year but down 0.8%...

iPhone X costs Apple US$370 in materials, says IHS Markit

Nov 9, 11:54

Teardown engineers at IHS Markit have completed their preliminary physical dissection of the new Apple iPhone X and found that the model A1865 version of the smartphone with 64GB...

GlobalWafers posts record revenues, profits for 3Q17

Nov 9, 11:41

Taiwan-based GlobalWafers, a silicon wafer supplier, has reported net profits of NT$1.65 billion (US$54.7 million) on consolidated revenues of NT$11.98 billion for the third quarter...

IGBT outlook in China: Q&A with HHGrace executive Jiye Yang

Nov 9, 11:31

Insulated gate bipolar transistor (IGBT) is technologically the most advanced device among power electronics and boasts extensive applications ranging from home-use small electromagnetic...

Jiye Yang, senior director of HHGrace's TD Integration Division I

Taiwan October export value up 3% on year

Nov 8, 14:57

Taiwan recorded export value of US$27.54 billion for October 2017, decreasing 4.7% sequentially but increasing 3.0% on year, while the corresponding import value of US$22.34 billion...

USI reports strong profits for January-September

Nov 8, 14:32

Universal Scientific Industrial (USI), a SiP subsidiary of backend service provider Advanced Semiconductor Engineer (ASE), has reported strong profits for the first nine months of...

Backend service demand from the smartphone sector to push ASE sales to record high in 4Q17

VIS expects about flat revenue growth in 4Q17

Nov 8, 14:15

Specialty IC foundry Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) expects to post revenues ranging from NT$6.2 billion (US$205.4 million) to NT$6.6 billion in the fourth quarter of...

Strong demand prompts VIS to mull new fab plan

Nov 8, 14:08

Specialty IC foundry Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) is evaluating the feasibility of establishing a new fab or buying an existing one to ramp up capacity to meet increasing...

VIS chairman Fang Leuh

ASE October revenues increase

Nov 8, 13:34

Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$27.9 billion (US$924.1 million) for October 2017, up 7.6% on year and 2.6% sequentially.

Cambricon aims to take 30% of China AI chip market in 3 years

Nov 7, 15:20

China AI startup Cambricon Technologies aims to capture a 30% share of the China market for AI chips within three years, expecting more than one billion devices to adopt AI processors...

Cambricon co-founder Chen Yunqi

Robust 3D sensing module demand benefiting related suppliers

Nov 7, 11:49

Robust 3D sensing module demand has buoyed the performance of related suppliers, such as GaAs IC foundry Win Semiconductors and testing equipment supplier Chroma ATE.

Toppan gearing up support for migration to 7nm, 5nm

Nov 7, 11:12

Toppan Printing is gearing up for its foundry customers' migration to 7nm process technology in 2018 and 5nm process in 2019, according to the Japan-based photomask vendor.

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    Alfamation tester for automotive wireless chargers

    Alfamation has announced a new test system for manufacturing quality control of in-car wireless chargers. The new tester supports different charging standards, including Qi, PMA,...

    Photo: Company, Nov 15.

  • Samsung+14nm+Exynos+chips

    Samsung 14nm Exynos chips

    Samsung Electronics has begun mass production of Exynos 7 Quad 7570, the company's newest mobile application processor (AP) built on 14nm process technology for the budget smartphone...

    Photo: Company, Aug 31.

  • Panasonic+GaN+power+transistors

    Panasonic GaN power transistors

    Panasonic has announced that it will launch the industry's smallest enhancement-mode gallium nitride (GaN) power transistors (X-GaN) package. The GaN is encapsulated into 8x8 dual-flat...

    Photo: Company, May 20.

  • Samsung+Exynos+7+Octa

    Samsung Exynos 7 Octa

    Samsung Electronics has begun mass production of mobile application processors built using 14nm FinFET process technology. Samsung's 14nm FinFET process will be adopted by its Exynos...

    Photo: Company, Feb 24.

  • New+EVG+roll%2Dto%2Droll+system

    New EVG roll-to-roll system

    EV Group (EVG), a supplier of wafer bonding and lithography equipment for the MEMS, nanotechnology and semiconductor markets, has introduced the EVG570R2R, which the company claims...

    Photo: Company, Oct 11.

  • Foundry overview - Sep 2006

    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

    Foundry service providers primarily produce chips based on their customers’ or third-party firms’ intellectual property (IP). Some foundry firms also provide other types...

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