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Taiwan September unemployment rate down on month, up on year, says DGBAS

Oct 24, 15:42

Taiwan had 469,000 jobless citizens in September 2016, equivalent to an unemployment rate of 3.99% which dropped 0.09pp on month but rose 0.10pp on year, according to statistics released...

North American semiconductor equipment industry posts September book-to-bill ratio of 1.05

Oct 24, 11:18

North America-based semiconductor equipment manufacturers posted US$1.60 billion in orders worldwide in September 2016 (three-month average basis) and a book-to-bill ratio of 1.05,...

Taiwan attracts foreign direct investment of over US$10 billion in January-September, says MOEA

Oct 21, 10:25

Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) approved 2,549 foreign direct investment projects (except from China) with a total value of US$10.084 billion in January-September 2016,...

Qualcomm to return to TSMC but not for 10nm, sources claim

Oct 21, 10:22

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is expected to win back its Qualcomm business with 7nm production, not 10nm, industry sources have claimed.

Globalfoundries China fab put on hold

Oct 21, 10:19

The government of Chongqing has put on hold a deal with Globalfoundries for a joint venture 12-inch fab, according to industry sources.

StarChip security IC fabricated on HHGrace eNVM process

Oct 21, 10:16

Shanghai Huahong Grace Semiconductor Manufacturing (HHGrace), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hua Hong Semiconductor, and StarChip, a developer of smart card ICs, have jointly announced...

Taiwan sees increased September export order value, says MOEA

Oct 21, 10:11

Taiwan received export orders worth US$42.96 billion in total in September 2016, increasing 13.3% on month and 3.9% on year, according to statistics released by the Ministry of Economic...

ASML on track to post record 2016 sales

Oct 21, 10:10

ASML remains on track to post record sales for 2016, according to the lithography equipment supplier, which reported higher-than-expected sales for the three months ending Septembe...

IC Insights raises 2016 IC market forecast to positive

Oct 20, 15:54

IC Insights has raised its 2016 IC market forecast to 1% growth from negative 2%, and its 2016 IC unit volume shipment growth rate forecast from 4% to 6%. A large portion of this...

Revenue growth sounding strong for suppliers of packaged MEMS microphones, says IHS

Oct 20, 11:22

Knowles, Goertek and AAC ranked as the top three global suppliers of packaged MEMS microphones for 2015, according to IHS Markit.

TSMC receives FPC fingerprint sensor orders, says report

Newswatch - Oct 20, 10:51

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has received orders from Fingerprint Cards (FPC) with production set to kick off in the first quarter of 2017, according to a recent...

Winbond orders equipment for NT$617 million

Stockwatch - Oct 20, 10:48

Winbond Electronics, a manufacturer of specialty and mobile DRAM, and flash memory for code storage, has disclosed about NT$617 million (US$19.6 million) worth of production equipment...

TSMC spends NT$6.95 billion on equipment

Stockwatch - Oct 20, 10:30

TSMC has spent a total of NT$6.95 billion (US$220.9 million) on manufacturing equipment from five suppliers, according to filings issued with the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE).

TSMC certifies Synopsys IP tools for 7nm process enabling early tapeouts

Oct 20, 10:29

TSMC has certified the complete suite of Synopsys' digital, signoff and custom implementation tools for the foundry's most-advanced 7nm FinFET technology node, according to the EDA...

Qualcomm likely to switch follow-up orders for Snapdragon 830 chips to TSMC, says paper

Newswatch - Oct 19, 15:02

Qualcomm is likely to switch follow-up orders for its Snapdragon 830 chips to Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) in 2017 as production of the 10nm chips at current...

SMIC, eMemory extend collaboration to 28nm

Oct 19, 11:17

Taiwan-based eMemory Technology, a provider of embedded non-volatile memory (eNVM) IP, has announced its partnership with China-based foundry chipmaker Semiconductor Manufacturing...

SMIC to expand 8-inch facility in TianJin

Oct 18, 16:11

Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) has announced an expansion project for its Tianjin facility, which the foundry claims will become the world's largest 8-inch wafer...

NVM IP provider eMemory cuts into Intel supply chain

Oct 18, 15:40

Taiwan-based eMemory Technology's embedded non-volatile memory (eNVM) IP has been adopted in Intel's power management (PWM) devices, according to industry sources. This is the first...

China to produce 3D NAND chips as early as end-2017

Oct 18, 11:19

Yangtze River Storage Technology (YRST) will start operating China's first 12-inch fab for the manufacture of NAND flash and DRAM memory at the end of 2016, and is expected to produce...

Digitimes Research: Taiwan top-3 foundries see combined revenues rise in 3Q16

Oct 18, 11:13

Combined revenues of Taiwan's top-3 foundries - Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), United Microelectronics (UMC) and Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) - are...

TSMC orders NT$2.24 billion of equipment for Nanjing site

Stockwatch - Oct 18, 10:21

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) disclosed on October 17 its Nanjing subsidiary ordered a total of NT$2.24 billion (US$70.4 million) worth of management and construction...

Worldwide semiconductor revenues to dip 0.9% in 2016, says Gartner

Oct 17, 21:42

Worldwide semiconductor revenues are forecast to total US$332 billion in 2016, a decrease of 0.9% from 2015, according to Gartner. This represents two consecutive years of revenue...

Samsung announces production of SoC with 10nm FinFET technology

Oct 17, 15:41

Samsung Electronics has commenced mass production of system-on-chip (SoC) products with 10nm FinFET technology, according to the company.

Silicon wafer shipments to rise through 2018, says SEMI

Oct 14, 15:39

Polished and epitaxial silicon shipments will come to 10.44 billion square inches in 2016, up 2% from about 10.27 billion square inches in 2015, according to SEMI.

SMIC breaks ground for new 12-inch fab in Shanghai

Oct 14, 10:57

China-based pure-play foundry Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) on October 13 held a groundbreaking ceremony for a new 12-inch wafer fab in Shanghai.

Ardentec plans to build new plant in Nanjing

Stockwatch - Oct 14, 10:54

Wafer probing specialist Ardentec plans to establish a new plant in Nanjing, China for up to US$45 million, according to a resolution passed by the Taiwan-based company's board of...

TSMC 7nm process ready for risk production in 2Q17, says co-CEO

Oct 14, 10:53

Development of TSMC's 7nm technology is well on track, and the process will be ready for risk production in the second quarter of 2017, company co-CEO Mark Liu said at an October...

TSMC co-CEO Mark Liu

TSMC net profits rise 28% in 3Q16

Oct 13, 15:17

Pure-play foundry Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) saw its net profits surge 28.4% from a year earlier in the third quarter of 2016, while revenues increased 22.5%...

Taiwan FTC to hold public hearing on ASE-SPIL merger

Oct 13, 14:29

Taiwan's Fair Trade Commission (FTC) has said it will arrange a public hearing on Advanced Semiconductor Engineering's (ASE) planned merger with Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL)...

Faraday PowerSlash IP available on UMC 55ULP

Oct 13, 13:44

Faraday Technology and United Microelectronics (UMC) have announced the availability of Faraday's PowerSlash fundamental IP cells on UMC's 55nm ultra-low-power (55ULP) process tech...

Installed 200mm fab capacity rising, says SEMI

Oct 13, 13:42

Installed 200mm fab capacity has increased since 2009. By 2020, capacity is expected to reach 5.5 million wafers per month (wpm), although this is still less than the 2007 peak, according...

Worldwide semiconductor capital spending to dip 0.3% in 2016, says Gartner

Oct 13, 10:43

Worldwide semiconductor capital spending is projected to decrease 0.3% to US$64.6 billion in 2016, according to Gartner. This is up slightly from the estimated 0.7% decline in Gartner's...

Taiwan chip vendors strive to lower costs

Oct 13, 10:12

Taiwan-based chip suppliers are in talks with their foundry partners about possible ways to cut costs, including reducing silicon area and the number of masks, according to industry...

Chipmakers continue to maximize 300mm and 200mm wafer capacity, says IC Insights

Oct 11, 15:14

Enormous financial and technology hurdles continue to plague the development of 450mm wafers, and ambitious goals to put 450mm wafers to use have been scaled back. IC manufacturers...

Taiwan sees decreased September export value, says MOF

Oct 11, 13:52

Taiwan recorded total export value of US$22.56 billion for September 2016, decreasing 8.5% on month and 1.8% on year, while the corresponding total import value of US$18.19 billion...

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