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Qualcomm begins commercial sampling of 10nm server chips

Dec 8, 10:47

Qualcomm, through subsidiary Qualcomm Datacenter Technologies, has announced commercial sampling of 10nm server processors. The Qualcomm Centriq 2400 series has up to 48-cores, and...

Prices of 12-inch blank wafers to rise 10-20% in 1Q17

Dec 8, 10:43

Chipmakers including Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), United Microelectronics (UMC) and Micron Technology have been informed by their upstream suppliers that prices...

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Imec demos vertically stacked GAA silicon nanowire CMOS transistors

Dec 7, 22:17

Nanoelectronics research center imec has reported for the first time the CMOS integration of vertically stacked gate-all-around (GAA) silicon nanowire MOSFETs. Key in the integration...

ASE IC ATM revenues rise in November

Dec 7, 22:12

Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) saw its consolidated revenues decrease 1.3% from a year earlier in November 2016, while sales generated from its core IC ATM (assembly test...

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

Dec 7, 22:09

Taiwan recorded total export value of US$25.34 billion for November 2016, decreasing 5.3% on month but increasing 12.1% on year, while the corresponding total import value of US$21.07...

PTI revenues hit record for 4th straight month

Dec 7, 22:06

Packaging and testing company Powertech Technology (PTI) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$4.61 billion (US$145 million) for November 2016, hitting a monthly record for the...

TSMC orders equipment for NT$16 billion

Stockwatch - Dec 7, 21:56

Pure-play foundry Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has spent a total of NT$16.05 billion (US$504.6 million) on equipment from five suppliers, according to recent...

Top-5 semiconductor vendors to hold a combined 41% market share in 2016, says IC Insights

Dec 7, 13:53

Vigorous M&A activity in 2015 and 2016 has reshaped the landscape of the semiconductor industry, with the top companies now controlling a much greater percentage of market share,...

Sigurd, CHPT November revenues increase

Dec 7, 11:37

IC testing companies Sigurd Microelectronics and Chunghwa Precision Test Technology (CHPT) have reported on-year revenue increases of 17.7% and 41.2%, respectively, for November 20...

TSMC to build new plant for 5nm and newer processes

Dec 7, 11:33

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has outlined its investment schedule for 5nm and more advanced node manufacturing, including plans to build a new manufacturing site...

Chip demand for iPads slows

Dec 6, 21:14

Chip demand for Apple's iPad devices has been slow according to supply-chain sources. Shipments of the iPad-series for 2016 could reach just 40 million units or even below the mark,...

Global October chip sales increase, says SIA

Dec 6, 21:11

Worldwide sales of semiconductors reached US$30.5 billion for the month of October 2016, an increase of 3.4% from the previous month's total of US$29.5 billion and 5.1% higher than...

SPIL, KYEC November revenues rise

Dec 6, 15:55

IC packaging and testing houses Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL) and King Yuan Electronics Company (KYEC) have reported on-year revenue growth of 7.4% and 20.7%, respectively,...

Global 3Q16 semiconductor equipment billings rise, says SEMI

Dec 6, 14:14

Worldwide semiconductor manufacturing equipment billings reached US$11 billion in the third quarter of 2016, according to SEMI. The billings figure was 5% higher than the prior quarter,...

Taiwan November CPI down on month, up on year, says DGBAS

Dec 6, 13:45

Taiwan's November 2016 consumer price index (CPI) of 106.53 (2011 as base year) decreased 0.43% on month but increased 1.97% on year, while the corresponding wholesale price index...

PCB inspection equipment firm Machvision revenues hike

Dec 6, 11:06

Strong shipments for flexible PCB inspection products have boosted revenues at equipment supplier Machvision, which saw its cumulative 2016 revenues through November already break...

Ardentec signs NT$4 billion syndicated loan

Stockwatch - Dec 5, 11:06

Wafer probing specialist Ardentec has signed a NT$4 billion (US$125.4 million) syndicated loan agreement with eight local banks in Taiwan, according to a company filing with the Taiwan...

TSMC lands new 28nm chip orders for UFS controllers

Dec 2, 11:14

Pure-play foundry Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has obtained 28nm chip orders for UFS memory devices from SK Hynix, Silicon Motion Technology and Phison Electronics,...

Falling smartphone IC ASPs discouraging device vendors from developing chips in-house

Dec 1, 15:09

Device vendors including Xiaomi, LG Electronics and Sony have all expressed their intention to develop smartphone chips in-house. Nevertheless, the average selling price for smartphone...

ChipMOS and Tsinghua Unigroup to form joint venture in Shanghai

Nov 30, 22:33

ChipMOS Technologies and Tsinghua Unigroup have announced an agreement to form a joint venture and to mutually terminate Tsinghua Unigroup's earlier private placement plan.

ChipMOS shares to halt trading on November 30

Nov 29, 22:42

Packaging and testing company ChipMOS Technologies will enter a trading halt on November 30, pending the release of material information, according to a company filing with the Taiwan...

Digitimes Research: Taiwan top foundries to enjoy particularly strong 4Q16

Nov 29, 14:21

Taiwan's top-three IC foundries will see their combined revenues drop only 0.6% sequentially in the fourth quarter of 2016 indicating a particularly strong fourth quarter, according...

TSMC to post up to 3% sequential drop in 1Q17 revenues

Nov 28, 22:35

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is expected to post up to a 3% sequential decrease in consolidated revenues in the first quarter of 2017, but will enjoy revenue...

TSMC planning 12nm process technology

Nov 28, 22:30

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is planning to roll out a 12nm process node to further enhance its competitiveness in the 28nm and more advanced technology segment,...

Taiwan 3Q16 economic growth estimated at 2.03%, says DGBAS

Nov 28, 13:09

Taiwan's economic growth rate for the third quarter of 2016 is estimated at 2.03%, adjusted 0.04pp from the forecast made in August 2016, according to the Directorate General of Budget,...

ASE, VisEra obtain packaging orders for under-glass fingerprint sensors from Synaptics, says report

Newswatch - Nov 25, 16:06

Taiwan-based Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) and VisEra Technologies have both landed packaging orders for under-glass fingerprint sensors from Synaptics, according to a...

SMIC opens JV fab for analog and specialty IC manufacturing

Nov 25, 10:10

Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) has announced the official inauguration of Ningbo Semiconductor International (NSI), established by China IC Capital - a wholly-owned...

Taiwan October manufacturing production index up, says MOEA

Nov 23, 21:34

Taiwan recorded a manufacturing production index (2011 as base year) of 110.97 for October 2016, increasing 2.10% on month and 5.67% on year, according to statistics released by the...

Spreadtrum places 40nm chip orders with UMC Xiamen fab

Nov 23, 15:50

Spreadtrum Communications has placed 40nm chip orders with United Microelectronics' (UMC) recently-opened 12-inch wafer fab in Xiamen, China, according to industry sources.

US fab tool book-to-bill ratio slips below parity

Nov 23, 15:19

The SEMI book-to-bill ratio for US manufacturers of semiconductor equipment slid to 0.91 in October 2016 after having stayed above parity for 10 straight months.

Ardentec capex to exceed NT$5 billion over next 3 years

Nov 23, 11:31

Wafer probing specialist Ardentec's capex for the next three years are set to exceed NT$5 billion (US$157 million), according to company president Chi-ming Chang.

Japan chip gear orders rise 7% in October, says SEAJ

Nov 22, 21:59

Japan-based semiconductor equipment manufacturers posted JPY139.3 billion (US$1.3 billion) in orders in October 2016 (three-month average basis), up 7.3% from JPY129.85 billion in...

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

Nov 22, 15:46

Taiwan had 464,000 jobless citizens in October 2016, equivalent to an unemployment rate of 3.95% which dropped 0.04pp point on month but rose 0.05pp on year, according to statistics...

Market for 10nm mobile chips to heat up in 2017

Nov 22, 10:54

Qualcomm, Samsung Electronics, MediaTek, Apple and Spreadtrum Communications are gearing up to roll out their 10nm mobile chips which will be shipped in smartphones during 2017.

Taiwan October export order value slightly down on month, up on year, says MOEA

Nov 21, 23:00

Taiwan received export orders worth US$42.68 billion in total in October 2016, decreasing 0.7% on month but increasing 0.3% on year, according to statistics released by the Ministry...

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    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.

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    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.

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    Photo: Company, Feb 24.

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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.

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