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

Feb 26, 14:01

Taiwan had 430,000 jobless citizens in January 2015, equivalent to an unemployment rate of 3.71%, down 0.08pp on month and 0.31pp on year, according to statistics released by the...

Commentary: 14nm FinFET process, Galaxy S6 crucial to Samsung semiconductor business

Feb 26, 14:00

The debut of Samsung Electronics's new flagship smartphone the Galaxy S6 at the upcoming MWC 2015 will mark the world's first smartphone powered by a 14nm 3D FinFET processor and...

Cymer extends DUV for 14nm with new products

Feb 26, 13:44

Cymer, an ASML company developing lithography light sources used by chipmakers to pattern advanced semiconductor chips, has announced the shipment of its first XLR 700ix light source...

Win Semi 1Q15 sales to rise over 50%, says report

Stockwatch - Feb 26, 13:11

GaAs pure-play foundry Win Semiconductors is expected to see its first-quarter revenues increase 50-55% on year, with gross margin also outpacing the 30% posted during the same period...

ASE orders equipment for NT$1.3 billion

Stockwatch - Feb 25, 21:03

IC packager Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) has purchased machinery and equipment from Advantest and Premtek International for a total of about NT$1.31 billion (US$41.75...

ASML, TSMC reach milestone in EUV productivity

Feb 25, 19:50

ASML has confirmed that Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has successfully exposed more than 1000 wafers on an NXE:3300B EUV system in a single day, an important step...

Xilinx unveils 16nm UltraScale+ family of FPGAs

Feb 25, 14:08

Xilinx has announced its 16nm UltraScale+ family of FPGAs, 3D ICs and MPSoCs, combining new memory, 3D-on-3D and multi-processing SoC (MPSoC) technologies. The UltraScale+ family...

Digitimes Research: Government-led investment funds to drive China IC design growth

Feb 25, 12:15

China's government policies for supporting the local IC design industry have put less emphasis on intervention measures such as offering tax breaks, providing direct financial support,...

Taiwan attracts foreign direct investment of over US$313 million in January, says MOEA

Feb 24, 19:53

Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) approved 277 foreign direct investment projects (except from China) with a total value of US$313.16 million in January 2015, increasing...

Globalfoundries, IMEC to jointly develop RF solutions for IoT applications

Feb 24, 11:02

Globalfoundries has announced a partnership with IMEC for joint research on future radio architectures and designs for highly-integrated mobile devices and IoT applications.

Semiconductor unit shipments to exceed one trillion devices in 2017, says IC Insights

Feb 24, 11:01

Total semiconductor unit shipments (integrated circuits and opto-sensor-discrete, or O-S-D, devices) are forecast to continue their upward march through the current cyclical period...

US fab tool book-to-bill ratio rises

Feb 24, 10:53

The SEMI book-to-bill ratio for US manufacturers of semiconductor equipment rose to 1.03 in January 2015 from 0.99 in the prior month.

Digitimes Research: Qualcomm antitrust probe reshapes patent licensing in China

Feb 17, 15:46

China's anti-trust investigation of Qualcomm has come to an end with the US chip vendor making concessions in order control damage to its operations in the country. The fine for the...

TSMC orders equipment for NT$3.5 billion

Stockwatch - Feb 17, 10:56

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has purchased facility and engineering equipment from Hitachi High-Technologies, Hitachi Kokusai Electric, ASML, Applied Materials...

Taiwan 4Q14 economic growth rate upward adjusted to 3.35%, says DGBAS

Feb 16, 21:46

Taiwan's economic growth rate, on-year growth in GDP, for the fourth quarter of 2014 has been upward adjusted from 3.17% estimated in January 2015 to 3.35%, according to the Directorate...

Digitimes Research: Global IC foundry output value to rise 12% in 2015

Feb 16, 20:48

Output value for the global IC foundry industry is forecast to reach US$54.8 billion in 2015, up 12% from US$49 billion in 2014, according to Digitimes Research.

Global Unichip expects 1Q15 sales to grow on-quarter

Feb 16, 20:23

Global Unichip, an IC design service provider partnering with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), expects to report a sequential increase in first-quarter revenues...

Samsung announces mass production of 14nm FinFET mobile chips

Feb 16, 18:52

Samsung Electronics has begun mass production of mobile application processors built using 14nm FinFET process technology.

Testing solution provider Chroma Ate nets NT$3.51 per share in 2014

Feb 16, 16:19

Chroma Ate, which provides integrated and customized solutions for test and measurement instruments, has reported a 9% increase in net profits for 2014. Net EPS came to NT$3.51 (US...

ASE to create more than 6,500 jobs in northern Taiwan

Feb 13, 15:49

With a new plant coming on line, more than 6,500 jobs will be created at Advanced Semiconductor Engineering's (ASE) manufacturing site in Chungli, northern Taiwan, chairman Jason...

TSMC reportedly transfers more peripheral IC orders to VIS

Feb 13, 15:08

Pure-play foundry Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has transferred more orders for peripheral ICs for use in Apple's mobile devices to Vanguard International Semiconductor...

Taiwan science park revenues up 6.28% on year in 2014, says MOST

Feb 13, 14:39

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),...

SMIC receives investment from China IC Industry Investment Fund

Feb 13, 14:31

Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC), China's largest semiconductor foundry, has announced an investment agreement from the China IC Industry Investment Fund (CICIIF),...

Inspection tool maker HMI to open new plant

Feb 13, 10:11

Hermes Microvision (HMI), which provides electron beam (e-beam) inspection tools and solutions for the production of semiconductors, will complete the construction of its new plant...

ASE, SPIL post double-digit revenue growth in January

Feb 12, 20:32

IC packaging and testing houses Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) and Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL) have reported increases of 25.6% and 14.3%, respectively, in consolidated...

KYEC to enjoy robust growth in sales generated from MEMS testing

Feb 11, 16:09

Backend house King Yuan Electronics (KYEC) is expected to see sales generated from its MEMS business increase robustly in 2015, according to market sources.

TSMC posts record revenues for January 2015

Stockwatch - Feb 11, 15:05

Consolidated revenues at Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) increased 25.3% sequentially and 69.4% from a year ago to NT$87.12 billion (US$2.76 billion) in January...

Commentary: TSMC, UMC may accelerate investment in China after Qualcomm antitrust ruling

Feb 11, 14:55

Foundry houses Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) and United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) will feel increasing pressure to accelerate their deployments in China...

TSMC to deal out cash dividend of NT$4.50 for 2014

Feb 10, 20:22

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company's (TSMC) board of directors on January 10 adopted a proposal recommending the distribution of a NT$4.50 (US$0.14) cash dividend per common...

Silicon wafer shipments reach record level in 2014, says SEMI

Feb 10, 20:15

SEMI has reported that worldwide silicon wafer area shipments increased 11% to a record high of 10.098 billion square inches in 2014.

Taiwan January export value down on month, up on year, says MOF

Feb 10, 11:43

Taiwan recorded export value of US$25.12 billion for January 2015, decreasing 2.1% on month but increasing 3.4% on year, while import value totaled US$20.32 billion, slipping 4.2%...

SMIC expects to post 2-5% revenue growth in 1Q15

Feb 10, 11:01

China-based IC foundry Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) expects to post revenue growth of 2-5% sequentially in the first quarter of 2015, with gross margin reaching...

VIS expects 1-3% decrease in 1Q15 shipments

Feb 10, 10:58

Specialty IC foundry Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) expects to report a 1-3% sequential decrease in wafer shipments for the first quarter of 2015. ASP for the quarter...

TSMC set to step up investment in central Taiwan

Feb 9, 21:47

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has disclosed plans to invest more than NT$500 billion (US$16 billion) in its manufacturing site at the Central Taiwan Science Park...

TSMC

ASE looks to 12-15% revenue drop in 1Q15

Feb 9, 11:32

Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) has reported record consolidated revenues and profits for 2014. For 2015, the IC backend house expects its quarterly sales to register sequential...

ASE CFO Joseph Tung
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    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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