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Taiwan February unemployment up on month, says DGBAS

Mar 24, 11:06

Taiwan had 470,000 jobless citizens in February 2014, equivalent to an unemployment rate of 4.09%, rising 0.07pp on month but down 0.15pp on year, according to statistics released...

Taiwan attracts foreign direct investment of over US$521 million in January-February, says MOEA

Mar 21, 10:23

Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) approved 475 foreign direct investment projects (except from China) with a total value of US$521.93 million in January-February 2014,...

Taiwan February export order value down on month, up on year, says MOEA

Mar 20, 19:43

Taiwan received export orders worth US$30.71 billion in total in February 2014, decreasing 15% on month but increasing 5.7% on year, according to statistics released by the Ministry...

International IDMs placing short lead-time orders at Taiwan wafer foundry houses

Mar 19, 21:45

International IDMs have joined IC design companies to place wafer orders at Taiwan foundry houses due to an upsurge in demand for IC parts from downstream device vendors, according...

Semi material, equipment suppliers brace for strong sales

Mar 19, 11:45

Semiconductor material and equipment suppliers are poised for brisk sales in the months ahead, buoyed by a number of factors, including an upward revision of Taiwan Semiconductor...

Micron to release more commodity DRAM packaging orders to Taiwan backend service suppliers

Mar 18, 21:37

Micron Technology reportedly plans to release more backend packaging orders for its commodity DRAM chips to Taiwan-based IC testing and packaging companies starting the first half...

Scientech sees net profits up over 40% in 2013

Mar 18, 15:23

Semiconductor equipment distributor and wafer reclamation service provider Scientech has reported net profits of NT$249 million (US$8.21 million) for 2013, increasing 41.5% from a...

Taiwan IC production value to grow 11.1% in 2014, say TSIA and IEK

Mar 18, 11:20

Taiwan's IC sector, consisting of designers, manufacturers, packaging and testing houses, generated production value of NT$1,888.6 billion (US$63.3 billion) in 2013, increasing 15.6%...

VIS to increase capital, acquire 8-inch fab

Mar 17, 13:11

Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) plans to increase its capital by 22% to NT$1.26 billion (US$41.54 million) for capacity ramps, according to the wafer foundry house.

Nanya Technology to reduce capital by 90%

Mar 17, 11:03

Nanya Technology plans to cut its paid-in capital by 90% to NT$23.96 billion (US$789.85 million). The plan is subject to approval by its shareholders, who will meet to discuss the...

ChipMOS to land more large-size LCD driver IC packaging orders in 2014

Mar 14, 16:23

IC backend service company ChipMOS Technologies is expected to land more packaging orders for large-size LCD driver ICs supporting Ultra HD displays amid increasing penetration, according...

STATS ChipPAC Taiwan posts EPS over NT$4 for 2013

Newswatch - Mar 14, 15:04

IC backend service company STATS ChipPAC Taiwan saw its net profits climb 11.2% to NT$547.62 million (US$18.04 million) in 2013. The earnings translated into an EPS of NT$4.02 for...

China IC backend service companies migrating to advanced processes

Mar 13, 16:08

More IC testing and packaging companies in China are expected to migrate to advanced processes following Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC) and Jiangsu Changjiang...

Commentary: Is it likely for Qualcomm to produce 28nm chips at SMIC?

Mar 13, 15:56

Recent reports from China have cited Qualcomm president Derek Aberle as disclosing that it plans to produce 28nm chips at China-based Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation...

TSMC revises upward 1Q14 guidance

Newswatch - Mar 13, 13:53

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has revised upward its guidance for the first quarter of 2014 and also provided additional comments on its outlook for the quarter...

Kinsus, Unimicron set high capex budgets for 2014

Mar 12, 21:28

IC substrate suppliers Kinsus Interconnect Technology and Unimicron Technology will continue to commit huge capital spending for capacity ramps and advanced product development in...

STATS ChipPAC introduces FlexLine wafer level packaging method

Mar 12, 16:07

STATS ChipPAC has designed and implemented a new manufacturing method for wafer level packaging (WLP). This new approach is known as FlexLine.

Equipment maker Machvision see profits up 45% in 2013

Mar 12, 15:53

PCB equipment supplier Machvision has reported net profits of NT$205 million (US$6.77 million) for 2013, up 45.1% from a year earlier. The earnings translated into an EPS of NT$5.37...

ChipMOS net profits nearly double in 2013

Newswatch - Mar 12, 15:52

IC backend service company ChipMOS Technologies has announced net profits of NT$2.32 billion (US$76.58 million) for 2013, increasing 99.6% from a year earlier. The earnings translated...

VIS reportedly to acquire an 8-inch fab from Nanya Technology

Mar 11, 21:53

Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) reportedly will acquire an 8-inch fab from Taiwan-based Sumpro Electronic, an affiliate of Nanya Technology. The deal is expected to be...

ASE may land more packaging orders for Apple A8 CPUs

Mar 11, 21:40

Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) may land a higher portion of packaging orders for Apple's next-generation A8 processor than the 20% expected previously, according to industry...

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TSMC 20nm wafer production delayed temporarily, but will not affect shipments

Mar 11, 13:45

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has confirmed that its 20nm wafer starts were delayed recently due to a specification issue of materials used in its CMP (chemical...

TSMC, UMC post mixed results for February

Mar 11, 11:30

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) and United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) have reported mixed results for February.

SPIL to perform better than expected in 1Q14

Mar 10, 14:50

IC testing and packaging company Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL) is expected to perform better than its guidance set for the first quarter of 2014 as clients are building...

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

Mar 10, 10:45

Taiwan recorded a total export value of US$21.29 billion for February 2014, decreasing 12.4% on month but increasing 1.7% on year, while the corresponding total import value of US$19.72...

ASE reports decreased revenues for February

Mar 7, 15:28

Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) has reported February consolidated revenues of NT$16.24 billion (US$537 million), down 12.6% sequentially. The performance was in line with...

KYEC February sales up 7%

Mar 7, 15:01

King Yuan Electronics (KYEC), which provides chip probing and final test services for LCD driver ICs and chip components used in mobile devices, has announced consolidated sales for...

PC-related IC suppliers see demand pick up

Mar 7, 12:08

Taiwan-based PC-related IC design houses have landed a pull-in of orders recently prompting them to boost wafer starts at foundries, according to industry sources.

Cleanroom constructor UIS eyeing orders from China panel sector

Mar 7, 11:27

United Information Systems (UIS) is in talks with three China-based panel vendors about the supply of cleanroom equipment. The potential new orders could be worth up to NT$3-4 billion...

10 IC product segments to exceed total IC market growth in 2014, says IC Insights

Mar 7, 10:49

Ten product categories, led by tablet MPUs, DRAM, and handset application MPUs, are forecast to exceed the 7% growth rate forecast for the total IC market in 2014, with seven of the...

SPIL February sales rise 31%

Mar 6, 21:56

Consolidated revenues at IC packager Silicon Precision Industries (SPIL) increased 31.1% from a year earlier to NT$5.57 billion (US$184.1 million) in February 2014, thanks to brisk...

OSE denies rumor of acquisition by memory module maker

Stockwatch - Mar 6, 15:25

Packaging and testing firm Orient Semiconductor Electronics (OSE) has denied local media reports indicating that it will be acquired by a dedicated memory module vendor, according...

Fab equipment spending to rise 20-30% in 2014, says SEMI

Mar 6, 14:39

Semiconductor fab equipment spending is forecast to increase 20-30% in 2014, according to SEMI. The uptick to 30% depends on specific fab projects in the Europe/Mideast and Asia regions,...

SAS February revenues increase

Mar 6, 11:24

Taiwan-based wafer maker Sino-American Silicon Products (SAS) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.181 billion (US$72 million) for February, growing 18.85% sequentially and...

PTI expands customer base in logic IC field

Mar 5, 21:55

Packaging and testing firm Powertech Technology (PTI) has reportedly secured orders from application processor and networking chip developers, such as Broadcom and China-based RDA...

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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...

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