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TSMC confident of keeping global market share of over 80% for 28nm processes in 2015, says CFO

Sep 19, 10:21

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has offered a full range of 28nm foundry technology solutions covering entry-level, mid-range and high-end processes and therefore...

Global semiconductor market expects over 3% on-year growth in 2015, says MIC

Sep 18, 16:15

Global semiconductor market value is estimated to reach approximately US$336.3 billion units in 2015, up 3.1% in comparison to 2014, delighted by the arrival of the Apple Watch and...

TSMC sees follow-up IC orders for iPhone 6 devices

Sep 16, 22:33

Foreign chipset suppliers have placed follow-up orders for chips to be used in iPhone 6 devices with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), extending order visibility...

Asia-Pacific dominates IC sales in largest system categories in 2014, says IC Insights

Sep 16, 16:23

Asia-Pacific is forecast to account for nearly 59% of the US$285.9 billion IC market in 2014, followed by the Americas region, Europe, and Japan. The Asia-Pacific region is particularly...

Central Taiwan Innovation Park inaugurated

Sep 16, 15:13

The Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) on September 15 inaugurated the Central Taiwan Innovation Park, which will conduct R&D for intelligent equipment technology used in precision...

China promoting development of MEMS industry

Sep 16, 14:59

In view of strong demand for MEMS components from China-based smartphone vendors, the China government has been promoting the development of the local MEMS industry by teaming up...

TSMC forms IoT task force

Sep 12, 15:37

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), in view of large market potential for the Internet of Things (IoT), has organized an IoT task force led by its co-CEO CC Wei, according...

Lumax to ramp up semiconductor sales in 2H14

Sep 11, 15:41

Process control solution provider Lumax International is expected to ramp up sales of semiconductor products to 25% of its total revenues in the second half of 2014 compared to 10%...

Glass wafers and interposers: What new Corning semiconductor technology means for the market

Sep 11, 15:06

As a leader in glass technology development, Corning has been looking to expand the way glass is used in the market through creating new semiconductor glass-based wafer products....

Hermes Microvision revenues up in August, but 3Q14 sales to drop 10-20%

Sep 11, 15:02

E-beam inspection equipment supplier Hermes Microvision (HMI) has reported revenues of NT$688 million (US$22.99 million) for August, up 111% sequentially and 72% on year. But third-quarter...

Component suppliers preparing parts for production of 80 million iPhone 6s before year-end 2014

Newswatch - Sep 11, 11:13

Makers in the iPhone supply chain are preparing parts and components for production of up to 80 million units of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus before year-end 2014, according to sources...

TSMC reports record high revenues for August

Newswatch - Sep 10, 15:30

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has announced record high revenues of NT$69.28 billion (US$2.31 billion for August 2014, an increase of 6.7% from the previous month...

PTI August revenues rise less than 2% on month

Stockwatch - Sep 10, 15:27

IC backend service provider PTI has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.527 billion (US$117.57 million) for August 2014, representing a 1.64% increase on month and 12.36% increase...

Taiwan reports strong exports for August

Sep 10, 12:09

Taiwan recorded total export value of US$28.1 billion in August 2014, hitting the second highest-ever monthly level with an on-month increase of 5% and an on-year growth of 9.6%,...

UMC reports flat performance for August

Sep 9, 22:52

United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) has reported revenues of NT$11.42 billion (US$381.82 million) for August, down 1.1% sequentially but up 3.8% on year. For the first eight...

UMC

Entegris building AMC service lab in Taiwan

Sep 9, 15:58

Entegris, a US supplier of contamination control solutions, is currently building an airborne molecular contamination (AMC) service lab, the company's second such fab globally, in...

Paul Yang, Entepris

Digitimes Research: China tablet AP market to continue to grow in 3Q14

Sep 5, 15:15

China's tablet application processor (AP) market is expected to grow in the third quarter of 2014, buoyed by seasonal demand and roll-outs of new chips by makers to improve their...

Demand of 3D ICs may not take off for 3 years, says Amkor Technology

Sep 3, 15:52

Demand for 3D IC parts may not begin to take off until three years due to concerns of high production costs, according to Mike Liang, president of Amkor Technology Taiwan.

Mike Liang, president of Amkor Technology Taiwan

China to post highest growth in semiconductor manufacturing equipment spending in 2014

Sep 3, 12:05

While Taiwan will remain globally the largest spender on semiconductor manufacturing equipment in 2014, the rise of the semiconductor industry in China will give the country the highest...

Semicon Taiwan 2014: Focus on new processing, packaging technologies

Sep 2, 22:13

Semicon Taiwan 2014 will kick off in Taipei from September 3-5, with this year's theme focusing on advanced wafer processes, next-generation memory technologies, 3D ICs and SiP packaging...

Digitimes Research: Korea kicks off semiconductor development projects

Sep 1, 14:35

Aiming at becoming the world's second largest system IC producer in 2025, Korea has mapped out a seven-point development project to develop related IC products, including core architecture...

UMC makes investments in Fujitsu Semiconductor subsidiary

Newswatch - Aug 29, 15:54

United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) has said it will invest JPY5 billion (US$48.1 million) in a new subsidiary set up by Fujitsu Semiconductor. UMC will hold a 9.3% stake in...

Digitimes Research: Shipments of 64-bit application processors to grow fast in 2H14

Aug 29, 12:38

Shipments of 64-bit application processors (APs) are expected to start gaining momentum in the second half of 2014 due to combined efforts by chipmakers, system providers as well...

EPA passes initial environmental impact assessment for TSMC planned 18-inch fab

Aug 28, 15:03

A special panel of the Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) has approved the environmental impact assessment for a piece of land designated for construction of an 18-inch...

Production schedules at 12-inch fabs begin to loosen

Aug 28, 12:07

While most 8-inch fabs of major foundries are expected to run at full capacity until the end of 2014, production schedules at 12-inch fabs, particularly those of second-tier foundry...

North American semiconductor equipment industry posts book-to-bill ratio of 1.07 in July, says SEMI

Aug 27, 15:41

North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted US$1.41 billion in orders worldwide in July 2014 (three-month average basis) and a book-to-bill ratio of 1.07,...

Allied Telesis to cease imports of Spansion devices alleged of infringement

Aug 27, 15:07

Japan-based Allied Telesis has agreed to a consent order to cease all US imports of products containing Spansion devices alleged of patent infringement, according to a statement from...

Intel sees proportion for entry-level notebook CPUs rise to 60-70%

Aug 27, 14:53

Along with notebook vendors launching more inexpensive models, Intel has seen the shipment proportion of entry-level notebook CPUs, namely its Pentium and Celeron series, increase...

China IC industry support fund looking for investment targets

Aug 26, 21:59

The CNY120 billion (US$19.5 billion) investment fund set up by the China government in 2014 to support development of its IC industry reportedly has begun looking for investment targets,...

Manz and other equipment suppliers to showcase latest production solutions at Touch Taiwan 2014

Aug 26, 14:24

Germany-based Manz AG and a number of Taiwan-based PCB and LCD panel equipment suppliers will showcase their latest production equipment for the PCB and flat panel industries at Touch...

Taiwan July manufacturing production index up on month, year, says MOEA

Aug 25, 21:50

Taiwan reported a manufacturing production index (2011 as a base year) of 112.27 for July 2014, increasing by 3.85% on month and by 6.77% on year, according to statistics released...

TSMC to start 16nm volume production in 1Q15, says report

Newswatch - Aug 25, 16:02

Taiwan Semiconductor Mnufacturing Company (TSMC) will advance volume production on its 16nm process to the first quarter of 2015 with monthly output of 50,000 wafers in order to meet...

IC packaging material distributor Niching looks to 5-10% sequential revenue growth in 3Q14

Aug 25, 13:38

IC packaging material and tool distributor Niching Industrial is expected to see its revenues grow 5-10% sequentially in the third quarter of 2014, buoyed by rising capacity utilization...

Samsung reportedly resumes supply of mobile RAM for new iPhone

Aug 22, 12:18

Samsung Electronics reportedly has made a comeback into the supplier list for mobile RAM chips for Apple's next-generation iPhone slated for release in September, according to industry...

Taiwan July unemployment rate at 4.02%, says DGBAS

Aug 22, 11:09

Taiwan had 464,000 jobless citizens in July 2014, equivalent to an unemployment rate of 4.02% which rose by 0.10 ppt on month but dropped by 0.23ppt on year, according to the Directorate-General...

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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.

  • 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.

  • Computex+2012%3A+ASRock+reveals+the+new+Z77+Extreme9+motherboard

    Computex 2012: ASRock reveals the new Z77 Extreme9 motherboard

    The Z77 Extreme9 motherboard combines materials and overclockable configurations. The LED design is clad in air-channeling heatsink and south bridge, delivering heat dissipation...

    Photo: Company, Jun 11.

  • 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...

Analysis of China revised domestic semiconductor industry goals
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