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  • Last update: Saturday 6 February 2016 [11179 news items]

Foundry production interrupted during earthquake

Feb 6, 15:49

An earthquake hitting the Southern Taiwan Science Park (STSP) early in the morning on February 6 caused production lines at semiconductor foundries Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing...

PTI reports decreased January revenues

Stockwatch - Feb 6, 14:30

Packaging and testing company Powertech Technology (PTI) has reported January consolidated revenues of NT$3.83 billion (US$115.3 million), down 3.7% on month.

UMC reports increased January revenues

Stockwatch - Feb 6, 14:30

United Microelectronics (UMC) has reported January consolidated revenues of NT$12.01 billion (US$361.6 million), up 12.5% sequentially.

Earthquake hits key Taiwan Science Park

Feb 6, 14:29

A powerful earthquake measuring 6.4 hit Southern Taiwan on February 6 and several semiconductor, optoelectronic and photovoltaic players at the Southern Taiwan Science Park (STSP)...

Semiconductor manufacturing

Taiwan semiconductor firms expected to start restocking inventories

Feb 5, 16:34

Companies in Taiwan's semiconductor industry supply chain are expected to start restocking their inventories at the end of the first quarter or in early second-quarter 2016, leading...

ASE extends tender offer period to acquire more SPIL shares

Stockwatch - Feb 5, 11:32

Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) has announced it is extending the expiration date of its tender offer for more SPIL common shares traded in Taipei and the NYC until 15:30...

KYEC reports increased January revenues

Feb 4, 21:29

IC testing house King Yuan Electronics (KYEC) has announced consolidated revenues of NT$1.43 billion (US$43.2 million) for January 2016, up 1% sequentially and 2.5% on year.

Taiwan MOEA approves TSMC 12-inch fab investment in China

Feb 4, 12:38

The Investment Commission of Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) has approved TSMC's proposal to set up a 12-inch wafer fab and a design service center in Nanjing, China...

PTI to increase capex for 2016

Feb 3, 15:56

IC backend service company Powertech Technology (PTI) expects its capex to reach between NT$10 billion (US$299 million) and NT$12 billion in 2016, compared with the NT$7-8 billion...

Taiwan market: Foxconn leads patent applications in 2015

Feb 3, 14:32

Hon Hai Precision Industry (Foxconn) topped local companies in the number of patent applications in 2015, with 659, according to data released by the Intellectual Property Office...

PTI nets NT$5.20 per share for 2015

Stockwatch - Feb 3, 12:26

Memory backend specialist Powertech Technology (PTI) has reported net profits of NT$5.04 billion (US$150.4 million) for 2015, up 13.9% on year and hitting the highest levels in five...

TSMC to deal out cash dividend of NT$6 for 2015

Feb 3, 12:24

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company's (TSMC) board of directors has adopted a proposal recommending the distribution of a NT$6 (US$0.18) cash dividend per common share for...

ASE says planned buyout of SPIL gets anti-trust approval in Korea, Germany

Feb 2, 15:55

Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) has received clearance from anti-trust authorities in South Korea and Germany for its intended buyout of Siliconware Precision Industries...

Digitimes Research: Tablet AP shipments in China to drop to 19.15 million units in 1Q16

Feb 2, 14:55

China's tablet-use application processor (AP) shipments will drop 15.5% sequentially and 13.7% on year to reach 19.15 million units in the first quarter of 2016 due to fewer working...

Global semiconductor sales top US$335 Billion in 2015, says SIA

Feb 2, 14:53

The global semiconductor industry posted sales totaling US$335.2 billion in 2015, a slight decrease of 0.2% compared to the 2014 total, which was the industry's highest-ever sales...

ASE expects to post sequential revenue growth through 4Q16

Feb 1, 22:27

Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) will manage to post sequential revenue growth through the last quarter of 2016, according to company CFO Joseph Tung.

Inventory correction near end, says SPIL chairman

Feb 1, 16:15

Inventory correction in the IC industry supply chain is near its end, according to Bough Lin, chairman for packaging and testing company Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL). If...

Largan Precision worried about short water supply for new factory

Feb 1, 15:38

Smartphone-use lens module maker Largan Precision expects a new factory in central Taiwan to be completed in the first quarter of 2016 and production to kick off in the second, but...

HiSilicon ramps orders to Taiwan foundry, backend service companies, says report

Newswatch - Feb 1, 14:26

China-based chipset vendor HiSilicon Technologies has increased wafer and IC packaging/testing orders at Taiwan-based foundry and backend service companies as it plans to ramp output...

ASE posts 19% profit decline in 2015 despite record revenues

Feb 1, 10:07

Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) has reported net profits for 2015 declined 18.8% to NT$19.19 billion (US$576.2 million), with EPS coming to NT$2.51 compared with NT$3.07...

SPIL swings to loss in 4Q15

Jan 29, 16:05

IC packager Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL) slipped into the red in the fourth quarter of 2015, with revenues falling 3.1% from a year earlier.

Taiwan 4Q15 economic growth estimated at -0.28%, says DGBAS

Jan 29, 14:56

Taiwan's on-year economic growth for fourth-quarter 2015 is estimated at -0.28%, downward adjusted by 0.77pp from a previous forecast in November, according to the Directorate General...

Samsung and Apple remain top semiconductor customers in 2015, says Gartner

Jan 29, 11:10

Samsung Electronics and Apple remained the top semiconductor buyers in 2015, representing 17.7% of the market, according to Gartner. Samsung and Apple together consumed US$59 billion...

ChipMOS shareholders approve Tsinghua investment

Jan 29, 10:55

Shareholders of ChipMOS Technologies have approved the company's plan to sell a 25% stake to China's state-owned Tsinghua Unigroup. ChipMOS Technologies (Bermuda) has announced that...

VIS expects 1Q16 revenues to rise 7-12% sequentially

Jan 28, 16:24

Specialty IC foundry Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) expects its first-quarter revenues to increase 6.7-12.2% sequentially with gross margin rising above 30%.

UMC buys equipment from Lam, Tokyo Electron

Stockwatch - Jan 28, 10:08

United Microelectronics (UMC) has purchased a total of NT$1.96 billion (US$58.4 million) worth of equipment from Lam Research and Tokyo Electron for its 12-inch wafer fab in Xiamen,...

SPIL seeing orders shift away

Jan 28, 10:07

Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL) has seen some of its clients shift orders to other OSAT companies, and estimated more than NT$30 billion (US$893 million) worth of orders will...

UMC expects flat performance in 1Q16

Jan 28, 10:02

Foundry chipmaker United Microelectronics (UMC) expects its wafer shipments to stay flat sequentially in the first quarter of 2016, while softness in wafer ASPs will be offset by...

North American semiconductor equipment industry posts December book-to-bill ratio of 0.99, says SEMI

Jan 27, 15:25

North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted US$1.34 billion in orders worldwide in December 2015 (three-month average basis) and a book-to-bill ratio of 0.99,...

HMI seeing weak 1Q16, but expects growth to restore starting 2Q

Stockwatch - Jan 26, 19:13

Electron beam (e-beam) inspection tool and solution provider Hermes Microvision (HMI) expects to post a weak first quarter of 2016, but sales will return to a sequential growth track...

Sony acquires LTE chipmaker Altair Semiconductor

Jan 26, 16:15

Sony announced on January 26 that it has reached an agreement with Altair Semiconductor and its major shareholders to acquire the company. The purchase price is US$212 million, and...

Global 2016 IC market to rise 4%, says IC Insights

Jan 26, 15:38

Market research firm IC Insights has forecast that the global IC market will log a 4% increase in 2016, and fab capacity utilization rates will range from 90% to 93% with 12-inch...

ASE-SPIL merger might result in orders loss, says report

Jan 25, 21:51

Advanced Semiconductor Engineering's (ASE) acquisition of Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL) will be a positive for other IC assembly and test services companies, according to...

Order visibility prior to Lunar New Year remains unclear, say Taiwan IC designers

Jan 25, 21:49

Taiwan-based IC design houses have expressed caution about the first quarter of 2016 citing unclear order visibility. Customers are still reluctant to place orders despite the approach...

TSMC orders equipment worth NT$7 billion

Stockwatch - Jan 25, 21:41

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has announced two purchases of machinery equipment and engineering facilities for a total of NT$7.09 billion (US$211.5 million) from...

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  • Panasonic+GaN+power+transistors

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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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