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Prospects of IC backend service industry remain promising: Q&A with UTAC Holdings CEO William John Nelson

5h 31min ago

The IC backend service industry was capped by a flurry of merger and acquisition (M&A) activities in the fourth quarter of 2014: China's Zhangjiang Electronics acquired Singapore-based...

UTAC CEO William John Nelson

Qualcomm, MediaTek shifting some 28nm chip orders away from TSMC

5h 48min ago

Qualcomm and MediaTek have both shifted some of their 28nm chip orders from Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) to other foundry chipmakers that offer cheaper quotes,...

TSMC to supply chips for rumored iPhone 6S and 6C

Mar 25, 22:32

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) will remain the major processor supplier for Apple in the second half of 2015 as the foundry will supply 20nm chips for an upcoming...

Xintec to list on Taiwan OTC on March 30

Mar 25, 21:53

Image sensor packaging house Xintec will be listed on the Taiwan over-the-counter (OTC) stock market at a tentative price of NT$42 (US$1.34) per share on March 30, according to the...

Digitimes Research: Japan semiconductor product value edges up 8.7% in 2014 amid strategic changes

Mar 25, 15:47

The production value of Japan's semiconductor industry reached JPY3.25 trillion (US$27.5 billion) in 2014, increasing 8.7% from a year earlier. Companies have received a boost from...

NXP and Globalfoundries announce production of 40nm embedded non-volatile memory technology

Mar 25, 15:39

Globalfoundries and NXP Semiconductor have jointly developed a next-generation embedded non-volatile memory (eNVM), which has resulted in production of 300mm prototype wafers on Globalfoundries'...

TSMC to post flat to 5% revenue growth in 2Q15

Mar 24, 22:20

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is expected to post revenue growth of 0-5% sequentially in the second quarter of 2015, buoyed mainly by rising output for 20nm chips,...

US fab tool book-to-bill ratio stays above parity, says SEMI

Mar 24, 21:02

The SEMI book-to-bill ratio for US manufacturers of semiconductor equipment came to 1.02 in February 2015, staying above parity for the second consecutive month.

Hua Hong, eMemory partner to develop MCUs for IoT

Mar 24, 20:43

Hua Hong Semiconductor and eMemory Technology have jointly announced they will further strengthen their strategic partnership and work together in the field of microcontrollers (MCU),...

Former SMIC CEO to set up 12-inch wafer plant in Shanghai

Mar 24, 15:26

Richard Chang, former CEO of China-based Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC), reportedly will set up a new firm in Shanghai for producing 12-inch silicon...

Rockchip licenses Arteris interconnect IP for RK series

Mar 24, 15:18

China-based chip developer Rockchip has extended its use of Arteris FlexNoC fabric IP as its on-chip communications backbone for its complete RK series of application processor SoCs,...

Picosun and NCTU establish joint ALD research facility in Taiwan

Mar 24, 14:31

National Chiao Tung University (NCTU), Taiwan, and Picosun Oy, a provider of atomic layer deposition (ALD) solutions for global industries, have established a joint industrial ALD...

Taiwan February manufacturing production index down on month, up on year, says MOEA

Mar 23, 23:26

Taiwan recorded manufacturing production index (2011 as base year) of 91.59 for February 2015, decreasing by 16.69% on month but increasing by 3.55% on year, according to statistics...

Qualcomm vying for chip orders from Samsung

Mar 23, 23:26

Qualcomm, which is believed to have lost processor orders for the Galaxy S6 series smartphones from Samsung Electronics, is vying for orders for the upcoming Galaxy Note 5, according...

samsung

Taiwan February unemployment rate down on month, year, says DGBAS

Mar 23, 23:23

Taiwan had 428,000 jobless citizens in February 2015, equivalent to an unemployment rate of 3.69% which dropped by 0.02 percentage point on month and by 0.40 percentage point on year,...

Taiwan attracts foreign direct investment of nearly US$749 million in January-February, says MOEA

Mar 23, 11:53

Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) approved 499 foreign direct investment projects (except from China) with a total value of US$748.85 million in January-February 2015,...

Taiwan sees decreased February export order value, says MOEA

Mar 23, 11:50

Taiwan received export orders worth US$29.89 billion in total in February 2015, decreasing 23.4% on month and 2.7% on year, according to statistics released by the Ministry of Economic...

Taiwan to cut power pricing 7.34%, says MOEA

Mar 23, 11:46

Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) will have state-run Taiwan Power Company reduce electricity prices from an average rate of NT$3.1139 (US$0.099)/kWh currently to NT$2.8852/kWh,...

Taiwan semiconductor makers unaffected by water shortages

Mar 20, 16:24

Taiwan-based chipmakers including foundries Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) and United Microelectronics (UMC), memory maker Inotera Memories, and IC packaging house...

SPIL to deal out cash dividend of NT$3 for 2014

Mar 20, 15:21

IC packager Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL) has announced the distribution of a dividend per share of NT$3 (US$0.10) for its 2014 operations.

Global graphics card shipments in 1Q15 to fall 20-25%, say Taiwan vendors

Mar 20, 10:31

Global graphics card shipments in the first quarter of 2015 are expected to decrease on quarter by 20-25% due to stagnant demand for PCs. Shipments in the second quarter will continue...

Chipbond reports record revenues and profits for 2014

Mar 19, 22:46

LCD driver IC packaging and testing house Chipbond Technology has reported net profits of NT$2.55 billion (US$81 million) on consolidated revenues of NT$17.68 billion for 2014. Both...

Tongtai Machine 1Q15 sales expected to rise 5-10%

Mar 19, 22:37

Taiwan-based Tongtai Machine & Tool, a provider of PCB drilling and routing equipment, is expected to post revenue growth of 5-10% on year in the first quarter of 2015, according...

Digitimes Research: Samsung to adopt MediaTek APs for smartphones

Mar 18, 22:12

Samsung Electronics had talks with MediaTek over cooperation in the second half of 2014 and MediaTek is expected to become an application processor (AP) supplier of Samsung's smartphones...

Gudeng expects to post double-digit growth in 2015 sales

Mar 18, 22:05

Taiwan-based Gudeng Precision Industrial, a semiconductor front-end equipment manufacturer specializing in mask solution products and wafer handling equipment, expects its revenues...

Global semiconductor equipment sales rise 18% in 2014, says SEMI

Mar 18, 16:02

SEMI has reported that worldwide sales of semiconductor manufacturing equipment totaled US$37.5 billion in 2014, representing a year-over-year increase of 18%.

Cadence and Intel collaborate to release 14nm library characterization reference flow

Mar 18, 15:15

Cadence Design Systems and Intel have delivered a 14nm library characterization reference flow for customers of Intel Custom Foundry, continuing their collaboration on enabling digital...

Xintec 12-inch wafer-level CSP ready for volume production in 2H15, says chairman

Mar 17, 20:01

Image sensor packaging house Xintec will have its 12-inch wafer-level chip-scale package (WL-CSP) line ready for volume production in the second half of 2015, according to company...

Xintec chairman Robert Kuan

Ardentec 2014 profits soar 43%

Mar 17, 19:53

Semiconductor wafer testing service provider Ardentec has reported net profits of NT$1.21 billion (US$38 million) for 2014, up 43.3% on year, while consolidated revenues climb to...

Faraday to downsize capital 40%

Mar 17, 19:51

Taiwan-based Faraday Technology, a fabless ASIC/SoC and silicon IP provider, has disclosed plans to downsize its capital by 40%.

Digitimes Research: Taiwan top foundries combined revenues to rise 38.6% in 1Q15

Mar 16, 22:17

Taiwan's top-three IC foundries will see their combined revenues increase 38.6% from a year earlier in the first quarter of 2015, according to Digitimes Research.

Recovering economies driving industrial semiconductor market growth, says IHS

Mar 16, 22:01

The industrial semiconductor market will post a 9.7% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) over the next several years as revenues rise from US$34.8 billion in 2013 to US$55.2 billion...

Aurona enters supply chain of IC backend houses

Mar 16, 15:10

Taiwan-based Aurona Industries, a manufacturer of phenolic resins laminates, disclosed recently that the company has entered the supply chain of semiconductor assembly and test services...

IC-making equipment supplier Scientech reports increased February revenues

Mar 16, 13:02

Scientech has reported February consolidated revenues increased 6.4% sequentially to NT$185 million (US$5.85 million). The company credited the revenue growth to the recognized sales...

Win Semi looks to flat performance in 1Q15

Mar 16, 12:11

Win Semiconductors expects to report flat sequential growth in first-quarter revenues, with gross margin maintained at the levels during the second half of 2014. The GaAs pure-play...

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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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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