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Veeco wins preliminary injunction for patent infringement against SGL Carbon

Nov 7, 10:59

Veeco Instruments has announced that the US District Court for the Eastern District of New York granted Veeco's motion for a preliminary injunction against SGL Carbon, a supplier...

Apple likely to expand supply chain for Apple Watch

Nov 6, 15:58

Apple has seen an over 50% sequential increase in Apple Watch Series 3 sales in the fiscal quarter ended September 30, and some market watchers expect that Apple is likely to add...

TSMC 3nm fab construction to kick off in 2020, chairman says

Nov 6, 13:47

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) founder and chairman Morris Chang said at a recent company event that the pure-play foundry will start constructing its advanced...

TSMC chairman Morris Chang

Alibaba forays into CPU sector via investment in C-Sky Microsystems

Nov 6, 13:39

As part of its efforts to enhance its presence in the CPU sector, China tech giant Alibaba Group has invested in Hangzhou-based C-Sky Microsystems, an IC design house dedicated to...

Wafer Works 3Q17 profits boom

Nov 6, 13:15

Silicon wafer supplier Wafer Works has reported net profits of NT$112 million (US$3.71 million) for the third quarter of 2017, which already exceeded the NT$75.74 million generated...

Wafer test specialist CHPT optimistic about performance in 2018

Nov 6, 09:52

IC testing solution provider Chunghwa Precision Test Tech (CHPT) has expressed optimism about its sales prospects for 2018 due to stable orders for application processor (AP) test...

China semiconductor players urged to take high ground in technology development

Nov 3, 14:58

China semiconductor players must strive hard to take the high ground in the development of advanced process technologies, high-value-added chips, and semiconductor and automation...

Fu Cheng, vice president of Zhaoxin Semiconductor

Optical PCB inspection firm Machvision scores record net profits in 3Q17

Nov 3, 14:50

Automated optical inspection (AOI) equipment specialist Machvision saw its net profits climb to a record high of NT$116 million (US$3.84 million) in the third quarter of 2017, with...

Machvision likely to score record EPS of NT$9 in 2017

Walton 3Q17 profits hike

Nov 3, 14:44

Memory-IC backend specialist Walton Advanced Engineering has reported net profits for the third quarter of 2017 reached NT$248 million (US$8.22 million), which already exceeded the...

Gowin, TSMC team up for 28nm FPGA chips

Nov 3, 11:52

China-based Gowin Semiconductor has announced the development of its first 28nm FPGA product, the GW3AT-100, fabricated by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC).

Supplies of mature IC parts to remain tight in 2018, say sources

Nov 2, 15:03

The supply of some IC parts and components, including wafers, passive components, and DRAM, MOSFET and NOR flash chips, will remain tight in 2018 due to the absence of capacity ramps...

CHPT posts record revenues, profits for 3Q17

Nov 2, 12:16

IC testing solution provider Chunghwa Precision Test Technology (CHPT) has reported net profits of NT$232 million (US$7.7 million), or NT$7.49 per share, on revenues of NT$940 million...

Chipbond posts profit growth in 3Q17

Nov 2, 11:50

LCD driver IC backend specialist Chipbond Technology saw its net profits increase 37.7% sequentially to NT$702 million (US$23.3 million) in the third quarter. Net profits for the...

Samsung capex to reach KRW46.2 trillion in 2017

Nov 1, 22:17

Samsung expects capital expenditure (capex) for 2017 to be approximately KRW46.2 trillion (US$41.5 billion), a significant increase from 2016. Capex for the semiconductor and display...

Taiwan 3Q17 economic growth hits 10-quarter high

Nov 1, 15:18

Taiwan's economic growth for the third quarter of 2017 has been upward adjusted to 3.11% from 1.89% estimated in August, the highest quarterly level since second-quarter 2015, according...

Semi equipment maker ERE to return to profitability in 2018

Nov 1, 14:03

Semiconductor and automation equipment supplier E&R Engineering (ERE) is expected achieve a break-even in operation in the fourth quarter of 2017 and turn profitable in 2018,...

E&R Engineering poised to turn profitable in 2018

Global semiconductor industry posts highest-ever quarterly sales, says SIA

Nov 1, 13:52

Worldwide sales of semiconductors reached US$107.9 billion in the third quarter of 2017, marking the industry's highest-ever quarterly sales and an increase of 10.2% compared to the...

Hua Hong Semi, SinoMCU jointly develop 95nm MCUs

Nov 1, 13:44

Hua Hong Semiconductor and Shanghai SinoMCU Microelectronics have successfully verified and are ready for volume production of a 95nm MCU based on eMemory Technology's OTP (One-Time...

China firms to invest CNY18 billion to develop 19nm DRAM technology

Oct 31, 15:00

China-based GigaDevice Semiconductor and Hefei RuiLi Integrated Circuit Manufacture (formerly Hefei ChangXin IC) will team up to develop 19nm DRAM process technology for the production...

China's DigaDevice and Hefei Ruili IC to jointly develop 19nm DRAM

Win Semi profits soar in 3Q17

Oct 31, 13:40

GaAs IC foundry Win Semiconductors saw its net profits hike 60% sequentially and 16% on year to NT$1.16 billion (US$38.6 million) in the third quarter of 2017 with EPS reaching NT$...

Taiwan biotech firms urged to tap Southeast Asia market

Oct 30, 12:11

Southeast Asia offers many business opportunities for Taiwan-based makers of biotech products, according to Lin Chii-wann, who heads the Biomedical Technology and Device Research...

ASE likely to post record 4Q17 revenues

Oct 30, 11:36

Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) expects sales of its core IC assembly test and material (ATM) business to register flat sequential growth in the fourth quarter, while sales...

ASE

Taiwan science parks post increased revenues for January-August

Oct 27, 13:17

Three Taiwan's government-operated science parks - Hsinchu Science Park (HSP), Southern Taiwan Science Park (STSP) and Central Taiwan Science Park (CTSP) - generated combined revenues...

Innovative products, technologies take center stage at TPCA Show 2017

Oct 26, 16:16

Many Taiwan players in the PCB supply chain have debuted their newest products, technologies and solutions at the TPCA Show 2017 running October 25-27 at the Taipei Nangang Exhibition...

Machvision showcasing new optical inspection systems at TPCA Show 2017

Semiconductor firms eye edge-computing opportunities

Oct 26, 14:37

With edge computing promising to become an important part of cloud systems, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is eyeing the market opportunities with its advanced...

Strong MOSFET demand to boost revenues at backend firm GEM Services in 4Q17

Oct 26, 11:46

Taiwan-based GEM Services, a backend house focusing exclusively on the power management semiconductor market, is expected to enjoy another quarter of record revenues driven by continued...

UMC profits hit 9-quarter high

Oct 26, 11:40

Pure-play foundry United Microelectronics (UMC) has reported net profits of NT$3.47 billion (US$114.9 million) for the third quarter of 2017, up 65.5% sequentially and hitting a nine-quarter...

Backend houses expect rising memory demand for servers and datacenters

Oct 26, 10:42

IC backend houses have expressed optimism about memory demand for servers and datacenter applications, which require high-bandwidth and high-density memory devices. The memory demand...

Test solutions provider Chroma eyeing AI-based smart production

Oct 25, 19:51

Testing equipment and solutions supplier Chroma ATE is actively moving to incorporate AI (artificial intelligence) into its products and pursue smart manufacturing operations by investing...

Moore's Law no longer valid, says Morris Chang

Oct 25, 14:25

Moore's Law has become invalid for a while, as the time needed for the transistor density to double is no longer 18-24 months although the density has indeed kept increasing, Morris...

Globalfoundries to adopt EUV for 7nm FinFET

Oct 25, 14:05

Globalfoundries will first use EUV lithography technology in its 7nm FinFET node, and has started to work with AMD in the process development, said company CTO Gary Patton at a recent...

SPIL posts EPS of NT$1.74 for 1Q-3Q17

Oct 25, 13:27

IC packaging specialist Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL) saw its net profits for the first three quarters of 2017 decline 23.8% from a year earlier to NT$5.41 billion (US$178.7...

Apple-TSMC partnership started from home dinner hosted by Morris Chang, says Jeff Williams

Oct 24, 16:11

Though a business partner of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) for less than 10 years, Apple has become the largest customer of the world's largest foundry house in...

Apple COO Jeff Williams

Sony to expand CIS presence in car electronics market

Oct 24, 15:24

Sony has been strengthening its high-end CMOS image sensor (CIS) development and is looking to expand its presence in the car-use electronics market. The efforts are expected to bear...

Global semiconductor sector to see 4.5-5.5% CAGR in next decade, says Morris Chang

Oct 24, 15:11

The global semiconductor sector will grow 2-3pp more than the global GDP expansion and see a 4.5-5.5% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) in the next 10 years, with Taiwan Semiconductor...

TSMC chairman Morris Chang (far right) and guest speakers at the forum
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    Alfamation tester for automotive wireless chargers

    Alfamation has announced a new test system for manufacturing quality control of in-car wireless chargers. The new tester supports different charging standards, including Qi, PMA,...

    Photo: Company, Nov 15.

  • Samsung+14nm+Exynos+chips

    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.

  • 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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Global AP demand forecast, 2017-2020

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Global notebook shipment forecast, 2017 and beyond
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