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Epistar to own 94% of TSMC SSL

Stockwatch - Jan 12, 11:06

Epistar and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) have both announced that their boards of directors have approved a transaction of TSMC Solid State Lighting (TSMC SSL)...

UMC reports increase in December revenues

Stockwatch - Jan 9, 16:05

United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$12.204 billion (US$381.38 million) for December 2014, representing a 5.8% increase on month and...

Samsung reportedly grabs processor orders for Apple Watch

Jan 9, 10:37

Samsung Electronics' 28nm process technology has reportedly obtained orders for the Apple Watch set for launch in March 2015. The orders call for 3,000-4,000 12-inch wafers monthly,...

Phison contracts UMC to make 55nm flash drive controllers

Jan 9, 10:34

Phison Electronics will adopt United Microelectronics' (UMC) 55nm process for the production of its PS2251-08 controller ICs for flash drives set to roll out in 2015, according to...

Samsung to post lower sales and profits for 2014

Jan 8, 21:21

Based on the company's guidance for the fourth quarter, Samsung Electronics is set to post a sales decline in 2014.

PTI reports revenues for December

Stockwatch - Jan 8, 16:08

Powertech Technology Inc (PTI) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.181 billion (US$99.41 million) for December 2014, representing a 1.98% drop on month and 0.46% increase on...

ASE posts slight on-month drop in December revenues

Stockwatch - Jan 8, 14:37

Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$24.873 billion (US$777.28 million) for December 2014, representing a 1.49% drop on month and 16.08%...

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

Jan 8, 07:44

Taiwan's December 2014 consumer price index (CPI) of 103.57 (2011 as base year) decreased by 0.36% on month but increased by 0.67% on year, while the corresponding wholesale price...

Foxconn SiP subsidiary to list on TSE

Jan 8, 07:42

ShunSin Technology, a subsidiary of Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) specializing in assembly and test of system-in-package (SiP) modules, plans to have its stock...

Worldwide semiconductor revenues grow 7.9% in 2014, says Gartner

Jan 7, 11:08

Worldwide semiconductor revenues totaled US$339.8 billion in 2014, a 7.9% increase from US$315 billion in 2013, according to preliminary results by Gartner. The top-25 semiconductor...

UMC orders NT$1.6 billion worth of equipment

Stockwatch - Jan 7, 10:57

Contract chipmaker United Microelectronics (UMC) has purchased machinery and engineering equipment from ASML and Tokyo Electron for a total of about NT$1.64 billion (US$51.07 million),...

IC designers ordering 8-inch wafer capacity in advance

Jan 6, 22:11

Fabless IC firms have decided to place orders for 8-inch wafer capacity for the year's hot seasons in the first quarter of 2015, as they anticipate 8-inch foundry capacity will remain...

STATS ChipPAC to relocate China plant

Jan 6, 15:48

STATS ChipPAC has announced plans to relocate the company's wholly-owned subsidiary, STATS ChipPAC Shanghai (SCC), to a new manufacturing site in China.

MEMSensing, SMIC introduce 3-axis accelerometer

Jan 6, 11:43

China-based MEMSensing Microsystems and Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) have jointly introduced what the companies claim is the world's smallest 3-axis acceleromet...

Global semiconductor sales through November outpace 2013 level, says SIA

Jan 6, 10:53

Worldwide sales of semiconductors for November 2014 reached US$29.7 billion, an increase of 9.1% from a year ago when sales were US$27.2 billion, according to SIA. Compared to the...

UMC allowed to invest in 12-inch foundry in China

Jan 6, 10:45

United Microelectronics' (UMC) application to invest in a 12-inch foundry in Xiamen, China has been approved by Taiwan's investment commission. UMC is allowed to invest a total of...

Taiwan EPZs post January-November export value of over NT$407 billion

Dec 31, 14:32

Government-developed export processing zones (EPZs) in Taiwan recorded total export value of NT$407.3 billion (US$13.4 billion) for January-November 2014, up 20% on year, according...

Inspection tool maker HMI 2014 revenues to rise 30%

Dec 31, 14:29

Electron beam (e-beam) inspection tool supplier Hermes Microvision (HMI) is expected to see its revenues grow 30% to a record high in 2014, according to industry observers.

TSMC advises clients to order in advance

Dec 30, 22:13

TSMC has advised its IC design clients to place wafer orders in advance so that they can secure a steady supply during the peak season and meet demand in time, according to industry...

UMC sales from 28nm process technology to double in 2015

Dec 30, 15:16

United Microelectronics (UMC) will see sales generated from 28nm process technology double in 2015, according to industry sources.

Globalfoundries reportedly to likely delay 14nm ramp-up

Dec 30, 14:17

Globalfoundries has stopped deliveries of tools for 14nm to its fab, which would delay the foundry's production ramp-up of the process by one to two quarters, according to an industry...

Testing equipment supplier Zen Voce to list on Taiwan OTC securities market

Dec 26, 12:14

Zen Voce Corporation (ZVC), a Taiwan-based IC testing equipment supplier, will debut on the Taiwan over-the-counter (OTC) stock market at an initial price of NT$22 (US$0.69) per share...

ZVC chairman Carl Lee and his management team

SPIL to meet 4Q14 guidance

Dec 26, 11:01

IC packager Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL) is expected to see its fourth-quarter sales meet the company's guidance of a 3-9% sequential decrease to NT$19.7-21 billion (US$620.5-661.4...

Ardentec responds to report on 2014 earnings

Stockwatch - Dec 25, 22:26

Semiconductor wafer testing service provider Ardentec has issued a filing with the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE) saying it was not the source of a Chinese-language Commercial Times...

VIA to return to profitability in 2015, says company president

Dec 25, 15:39

Despite the fact that VIA Technologies has been demoted to a full-cash delivery stock by the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE), company president Chen Wen-Chi is still optimistic about...

Chen Wen-Chi, VIA president

UMC board approves capex for capacity expansion

Stockwatch - Dec 25, 14:51

The board of directors of United Microelectronics (UMC) has approved an additional capital expenditure (capex) budget of NT$9.34 billion (US$293.8 million) for building new production...

IC design service firms partnering with foundry houses to solicit orders for advanced processes

Dec 24, 22:59

Taiwan-based Global Unichip and Alchip Technologies, two IC design service companies partnered with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), have stepped up efforts to lure...

VIS profits to rise on strong demand, report says

Stockwatch - Dec 24, 10:55

Contract chipmaker Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) will continue to see its profits soar in 2015, as its 8-inch fab capacity remains tight due to strong demand, according...

Korea and Taiwan companies control 56% of global 300mm fab capacity, says IC Insights

Dec 24, 10:48

South Korea- and Taiwan-based chip companies are well known for manufacturing prowess when it comes to efficiently fabricating huge amounts of IC wafers. Most of the IC industry's...

Taiwan November manufacturing production index down on month, up on year, says MOEA

Dec 23, 21:28

Taiwan reported a manufacturing production index (2011 as base year) of 107.58 for November 2014, decreasing by 4.13% on month but increasing by 6.92% on year, according to statistics...

Digitimes Research: China to become large predator for IC businesses during 2016-2020

Dec 23, 16:06

While related policies and regulations chartered to the development of semiconductor industry in China, as defined in the nation's 13th Five-Year Plan for the period from 2016 to...

US fab tool book-to-bill ratio rises above parity, says SEMI

Dec 23, 15:14

The SEMI book-to-bill ratio for US manufacturers of semiconductor equipment rose to 1.02 in November 2014 from 0.93 in the prior month.

UTAC said to set up 12-inch wafer-level packaging line in Taiwan

Dec 23, 15:13

United Test and Assembly Center (UTAC), a Singapore-based assembly and test company, will continue its investment in Taiwan in 2015 by setting up a 12-inch wafer-level packaging line,...

SMIC joins China group for STATS ChipPAC takeover

Dec 23, 14:19

Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) will be part of a group of China-based investors looking to buy STATS ChipPAC. The IC foundry has announced that its subsidiary SilTech...

PSI to list on Taiwan emerging stock market

Dec 23, 11:03

Phoenix Silicon International (PSI) will start trading on the Emerging Stock Board of the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE) on December 23, with a planned listing price of $55 (US$1.74),...

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