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NVM IP provider eMemory posts record 2016 profit

Feb 15, 22:57

Embedded non-volatile memory (eNVM) IP provider eMemory Technology has reported net profits of NT$534 million (US$17.4 million) on consolidated revenues of NT$1.22 billion for 2016...

UTAC to close Shanghai operations

Feb 15, 16:00

United Test and Assembly Center (UTAC), a Singapore-based provider of test and assembly services for ICs, has announced plans to discontinue its operations in Waigaoqiao, Shanghai.

TSMC co-CEOs to join board

Feb 15, 14:10

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company's (TSMC) board of directors has approved a proposal to increase the number of directors to 10 from eight, and authorized chairman Morris...

TSMC co-CEOs CC Wei (left) and Mark Liu (right)

Commentary: Xiaomi in-house developed smartphone CPUs face uncertainty

Feb 15, 12:29

It is highly risky for Xiaomi Technology to launch smartphones featuring in-house developed CPUs as the vendor's shipment volumes are not large enough.

SMIC expects up to 4% revenue decrease in 1Q17

Feb 15, 11:11

China-based pure-play foundry Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) expects to post a revenue decrease of 2-4% sequentially in the first quarter of 2017, with gross margin...

TSMC to deal out cash dividend of NT$7 for 2016

Feb 14, 19:34

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company's (TSMC) board of directors has adopted a proposal recommending the distribution of a NT$7 (US$0.23) cash dividend per share for 2016. The...

Macronix losses narrow in 2016

Feb 14, 18:11

Taiwan-based Macronix International, a maker of flash and mask ROM memory, saw its losses narrow a substantial 94% from a year earlier in 2016 thanks to growth in sales generated...

Toshiba delays earnings announcement

Feb 14, 16:29

Multiple media reports out of Japan are indicating that Toshiba has surprised investors by delaying the announcement of its quarterly earnings amid fears that the company will report...

Andes growing customer base in China

Feb 14, 16:07

Andes Technology, one of the very few Taiwan-based CPU IP providers, has been expanding its customer portfolio in China at a gradual pace.

CPU core IP provider Andes to debut on Taiwan OTC market in mid-March

Newswatch - Feb 14, 15:03

Taiwan-based CPU core IP provider Andes Technology, a subsidiary of MediaTek, will debut on Taiwan's OTC securities market in mid-March with the underwriting price for the IPO tentatively...

Lithography demand is up, but Nikon can't avoid declaring extraordinary loss

Feb 14, 12:35

Despite seeing strong demand for lithography equipment from flat panel manufacturers in the quarter ending December 31, 2016, Nikon reported an extraordinary loss of JPY29,790 million...

Robust fingerprint sensor demand continues to fill 8-inch fab capacity in 2017

Feb 14, 10:54

IC foundries will continue to see a pull-in of orders for fingerprint-recognition sensor chips to fill their 8-inch fab capacity in 2017, according to industry sources. Meanwhile,...

Globalfoundries Chengdu fab to start production in 4Q18

Feb 13, 21:21

Globalfoundries' plan to construct a new 300mm wafer fab in Chengdu, China to satisfy demand for the foundry's 22FDX technology is well on track, with production at the facility set...

TSMC subscribes to Apple bonds

Stockwatch - Feb 13, 10:53

TSMC has spent a total of US$11.4 million to acquire corporate bonds issued by Apple, according to a company filing with the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE). The bonds are priced at US$100.21...

Chunghwa Telecom plans to spin off photodetector subsidiary

Newswatch - Feb 13, 10:49

Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) plans to spin off its optoelectronics subsidiary, Chunghwa Leading Photonics Tech (CLPT), and list it on Taiwan's securities market, according to company chairman...

Globalfoundries to invest for capacity growth in US, Germany, China and Singapore

Feb 13, 10:47

Globalfoundries has announced plans to invest in its existing fabs in the US and Germany, expand its footprint in China with a fab in Chengdu, and add capacity for mainstream technologies...

IC market growth now tied closely to global GDP growth, says IC Insights

Feb 10, 16:42

Significant and noticeable IC market growth is closely tied to significant worldwide GDP since 2010, with worldwide economic growth being the primary influencer of IC industry growth,...

Win Semi expects to post flat 1Q17 revenues

Feb 10, 16:11

GaAs IC foundry Win Semiconductors expects to post flat sequential growth in consolidated revenues for the first quarter of 2017, while gross margin will be better than the prior...

TSMC January revenues fall to 6-month low

Feb 10, 15:47

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) saw its January revenues fall to a new six-month low due mainly to seasonal factors such as fewer working days.

New iPhone to enter production early, say sources

Feb 10, 14:24

Makers in the iPhone supply chain will start delivering parts and components for production of the next-generation iPhone series later in the first quarter of 2017, earlier than the...

Global Unichip posts 2016 EPS of NT$4.11

Feb 10, 01:10

IC design service company Global Unichip has announced net profits for 2016 increased 11.5% to NT$551 million (US$17.7 million). The earnings translated into a net EPS of NT$4.11...

CHPT posts record 2016 EPS

Feb 10, 01:09

IC testing solution provider Chunghwa Precision Test Technology (CHPT) has reported net profits increased 46.3% on year to NT$604 million (US$19.5 million) in 2016, with EPS coming...

UMC January revenues rise, VIS fall to 13-month low

Stockwatch - Feb 9, 23:12

Pure-play wafer foundry United Microelectronics (UMC) has reported revenue growth for January 2017, whereas fellow company Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) saw its revenues...

AMOLED production equipment purchases to reach record high in 2017, IHS says

Feb 9, 23:10

The flat-panel display (FPD) industry is in the midst of a historic wave of building new factories to manufacture AMOLED displays. This will drive US$9.5 billion worth of AMOLED-specific...

Intel announces US$7 billion investment for 7nm fab

Feb 9, 12:13

Intel has announced plans to invest more than US$7 billion to complete Fab 42, which is expected to be the most advanced semiconductor factory in the world. The high-volume factory...

eMemory NeoFuse IP verified for TSMC 16nm FinFET compact process

Feb 9, 10:28

Taiwan-based eMemory has announced the availability of NeoFuse technology qualified for TSMC's 16nm FinFET compact (16FFC) process. Customers have already embedded the NeoFuse IP...

ASE January revenues down 10% on-month

Feb 8, 22:02

Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$22.69 billion (US$713 million) for January 2017, down 10.2% sequentially but up 7.1% on year.

Taiwan to undertake R&D and production of military aircraft

Feb 8, 21:57

Taiwan's Air Force on February 7 signed with the Chung-Shan Institute of Science and Technology (CSIST), a research organization established by the government specifically for weapons...

PTI reports revenues down in January 2017

Stockwatch - Feb 8, 15:51

Packaging and testing company Powertech Technology (PTI) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$4.389 billion for January 2017, representing a 4.33% drop on month but a 14.67% increase...

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

Feb 8, 11:00

Taiwan's January 2017 consumer price index (CPI) of 105.44 (2011 as base year) decreased 0.02% on month but increased 2.25% on year, while the corresponding wholesale price index...

Machvision January revenues surge 64%

Feb 8, 10:48

Automated optical inspection (AOI) equipment specialist Machvision has reported consolidated revenues of NT$70.66 million (US$2.3 million) for January 2017, up 63.7% from a year ago...

SPIL to enjoy another year of record revenues

Feb 8, 10:41

IC packaging specialist Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL) will likely see its 2017 revenues hit a record high for the second consecutive year, according to market watchers.

Amkor to buy fellow packaging company Nanium

Feb 8, 10:39

Amkor Technology and Nanium, a Portugal-based IC backend house specializing in wafer-level fan-out (WLFO) packaging solutions, have entered into a definitive agreement for Amkor to...

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

Feb 7, 16:42

Taiwan recorded total export value of US$23.74 billion for January 2017, decreasing 7.6% on month but increasing 7.0% on year, while the corresponding total import value of US$20.25...

Annual silicon volume shipments remain at record highs

Feb 7, 14:03

Worldwide silicon wafer area shipments increased 3% in 2016 when compared to 2015 area shipments, while silicon revenues increased by 1% on year, according to SEMI.

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    Samsung 14nm Exynos chips

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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...

Global notebook shipment forecast, 2017 and beyond
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