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Dow CMP pad plant in Taiwan to operate at full capacity in 2015

Dec 19, 16:00

Dow Chemical expects its CMP (chemical mechanical polishing) solution and pad production plant in Chunan, northern Taiwan, to operate at full capacity through 2015, according to the...

Demand for 8-inch fab equipment rises

Dec 19, 11:09

Demand for 8-inch fab tools, particularly used equipment, has risen significantly, as foundries are gearing up for their 8-inch fab expansion to grasp the rising IoT opportunity,...

Qualcomm, MediaTek to diversify foundry sources, say industry watchers

Dec 19, 10:56

Qualcomm will contract both Samsung Electronics and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) to manufacture its 1Xnm chips, whereas MediaTek is also likely to have more than...

SMIC builds Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 chips using 28nm

Dec 18, 21:59

Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) and Qualcomm have achieved a major milestone in the fabrication of 28nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processors, according to the companies...

Globalfoundries and Cadence deliver first SoC enablement solution featuring ARM Cortex-A17 processor in 28nm-SLP process

Dec 18, 21:58

Cadence Design Systems and Globalfoundries have jointly announced the delivery of quad-core silicon built around the ARM Cortex-A17 processor implemented using Globlfoundries' 28nm...

Taiwan science parks January-October total revenues up 3.61% on year, says MOST

Dec 18, 21:56

The three science parks developed and operated by the government in Taiwan, Hsinchu Science Park (HSP), Southern Taiwan Science Park (STSP) and Central Taiwan Science Park (CTSP),...

PV equipment book-to-bill ratio stays below parity in 3Q14, says SEMI

Dec 18, 21:40

SEMI has reported the worldwide PV manufacturing equipment billings billings reached US$264 million in the third quarter of 2014, down 17% on quarter but up 36% on year.

14nm process to bring healthy competition among foundries: Q&A with Globalfoundries senior VP Chuck Fox

Dec 18, 14:35

The move by Globalfoundries to acquire IBM's semiconductor business unit and to team up with Samsung Electronics to aggressively step into the 14nm process market indicates the US-based...

Chuck Fox, globalfoundries

SMIC Shenzhen 8-inch fab goes into operation

Dec 17, 20:43

Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) has begun operations at its Shenzhen 200mm (8-inch) wafer fab, according to the China-based IC foundry.

TSMC chairman disagrees with Alibaba chairman on lack of entrepreneurs in Taiwan

Dec 17, 16:11

Executive chairman Jack Ma for China-based Alibaba Group, in a speech delivered in Taipei on December 15, said that there have been no new entrepreneurs in Taiwan in the past 15 years...

IC foundries gearing up for 8-inch fab expansions

Dec 17, 11:10

China-based IC foundry Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) is looking to expand production capacity at its 8-inch wafer fab in Shenzhen, while Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing...

Global 3Q14 semiconductor equipment billings rise 15% on year, says SEMI

Dec 16, 22:05

Worldwide semiconductor manufacturing equipment billings increased 15% on year to US$8.82 billion in the third quarter of 2014, according to SEMI. However, the figure is 8% lower...

Global business prospects are optimistic in 2015, says TSMC chairman

Dec 16, 16:13

Morris Chang, chairman of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), has said that he is optimistic about the business prospects for 2015.

James Clifford joins AMD as senior vice president of Global Operations

Dec 16, 14:52

AMD has announced James Clifford has joined the company as senior vice president of Global Operations, reporting to president and CEO Lisa Su. Clifford will be responsible for overseeing...

ASE Kaohsiung plant allowed to resume operations

Dec 16, 11:21

The K7 factory of Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) located in Kaohsiung, southern Taiwan - suspended for months in the wake of major pollution violations - has been allowed...

Infineon and UMC announce manufacturing agreement for automotive applications

Dec 15, 22:09

Infineon Technologies and United Microelectronics (UMC) have announced the extension of their manufacturing partnership into power semiconductors for automotive applications.

HLMC and MediaTek partner on 28nm technology development and wafer production

Dec 15, 21:33

Shanghai Huali Microelectronics (HLMC) has announced it is working closely with MediaTek on 28nm technology development and wafer manufacturing services. Both companies are looking...

IoT boosts embedded systems growth, says IC Insights

Dec 12, 15:15

Since 2006, there have been more embedded systems, industrial equipment, sensor devices, instruments, meters, cameras, animals, and other objects connected to the Internet than humans...

GW Instek expects sales from Europe to rise 30% in 2015

Dec 11, 22:08

Taiwan-based test and measurement instrument maker GW Instek has been eagerly expanding its sales in overseas markets and expects sales generate from the European market to increase...

Globalfoundries striving to win orders from Qualcomm and Apple

Dec 11, 10:58

Globalfoundries is striving to be among the major contract chipmakers of Qualcomm and Apple, vying for 14nm chip orders from the two vendors, according to industry sources.

TSMC November sales slip 10%

Dec 10, 21:30

Contract chipmaker Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has announced consolidated sales of NT$72.28 billion (US$2.32 billion) for November 2014, down 10.5% sequential...

GlobalWafers 8-inch wafer supply 20% short of demand, says president

Dec 10, 15:03

GlobalWafers, a semiconductor wafer subsidiary maker of Taiwan-based solar wafer maker Sino-American Silicon Products, has seen its supply of 8-inch wafers fall short of demand by...

KYEC looks to high single-digit growth in 1Q15 sales

Dec 10, 11:43

King Yuan Electronics (KYEC) expects first-quarter 2015 sales to grow at high single digits sequentially, citing strong demand for chips used in smartphones and other mobile device...

PTI January-November sales rise 7%

Stockwatch - Dec 10, 11:08

Memory-IC packaging and testing house Powertech Technology (PTI) saw its cumulative 2014 sales through November increase 7% from a year earlier to NT$36.86 billion (US$1.18 billion)...

Inspection tool maker HMI November sales soar

Stockwatch - Dec 10, 10:49

Consolidated revenues at Hermes Microvision (HMI), which provides electron beam (e-beam) inspection tools and solutions for the production of semiconductors, soared 135% sequentially...

ASE November sales stay high

Stockwatch - Dec 10, 10:43

Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) has reported consolidated sales for November decreased 4.8% from a record high posted in the previous month. Sales for the first 11 months...

UMC 4Q14 sales expected to rise

Stockwatch - Dec 9, 21:33

Consolidated sales at United Microelectronics (UMC) for the fourth quarter of 2014 are expected to outperform the previous quarter's levels, and beat the company's guidance of an...

Taiwan November export value down on month, says MOF

Dec 9, 15:45

Taiwan recorded total export value of US$26.68 billion for November 2014, decreasing 0.8% sequentially but increasing 3.7% on year, while the corresponding total import value of US$22.46...

New capacity to buoy KYEC profitability, says paper

Stockwatch - Dec 9, 11:32

King Yuan Electronics (KYEC) has broken ground for the second-phase construction of its new plant in Tongluo, central Taiwan, with completion scheduled for the end of 2015. The arrival...

Cellphones continue to be largest driver of IC sales, says IC Insights

Dec 5, 14:13

The total production value of electronic systems is projected to increase 5% in 2014 to US$1.49 trillion and climb to about US$1.82 trillion in 2018, which represents a compound annual...

Global IC foundry sales to rise 12% in 2015, says TSMC co-CEO

Dec 4, 21:21

The global IC foundry market is forecast to increase 12% in 2015, outpacing the overall semiconductor sector's 5% growth, said TSMC's co-CEO Mark Liu at the company's 14th annual...

TSMC will outperform the worldwide IC foundry market in 2015, says company co-CEO Liu

Global chip sales rise 9.6% in October, says SIA

Dec 4, 11:38

Worldwide sales of semiconductors for October 2014 reached US$29.7 billion, an increase of 9.6% from a year ago when sales were US$27.1 billion, according to SIA. Compared to the...

Fujitsu newly-formed foundry companies start operations

Dec 4, 11:36

Fujitsu semiconductor has announced that its newly-formed foundry companies have started operations.

Global semiconductor equipment sales to rise 19% in 2014, says SEMI

Dec 3, 22:19

Global sales of semiconductor equipment are forecast to increase 19.3% to US$38 billion in 2014, according to SEMI.

Micron, PTI partner for assembly and packaging services in China

Stockwatch - Dec 3, 22:10

Micron Technology and Powertech Technology (PTI) have entered into a series of agreements forming the basis of a long-term strategic relationship for assembly and packaging services...

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    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.

  • KLA%2DTencor+2910+series+optical+inspection+system+and+eDR%2D7100+e%2Dbeam+review+tool

    KLA-Tencor 2910 series optical inspection system and eDR-7100 e-beam review tool

    KLA-Tencor has announced the new 2910 series optical wafer defect inspection platform with NanoPoint technology and the new eDR-7100 electron-beam wafer defect review system. Meeting...

    Photo: Company, Jul 18.

  • Applied+SEMVision+G6+defect+analysis+system+

    Applied SEMVision G6 defect analysis system

    Applied Materials has announced a suite of new defect review and classification technologies for its SEMVision family of products to accelerate time to yield for leading-edge chip...

    Photo: Company, Jul 15.

  • Nvidia+Tegra+4+processor

    Nvidia Tegra 4 processor

    Nvidia has introduced Tegra 4 for smartphones, tablets, gaming devices, auto infotainment and navigation systems, and PCs. Previously codenamed Wayne, Tegra 4 features 72 custom...

    Photo: Company, Jan 8.

  • Computex+2012%3A+ASRock+reveals+the+new+Z77+Extreme9+motherboard

    Computex 2012: ASRock reveals the new Z77 Extreme9 motherboard

    The Z77 Extreme9 motherboard combines materials and overclockable configurations. The LED design is clad in air-channeling heatsink and south bridge, delivering heat dissipation...

    Photo: Company, Jun 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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