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UMC orders equipment from Applied Materials

Stockwatch - Dec 3, 15:28

United Microelectronics (UMC) has purchased a batch of production equipment from Applied Materials for NT$827 million (US$26.6 million), according to a company filing with the Taiwan...

AWSC responds to media reports on 4Q14 sales

Stockwatch - Dec 3, 14:36

GaAs IC foundry Advanced Wireless Semiconductor Company (AWSC) has posted a filing with the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE) stating it was not the source of Chinese-language reports from...

IC backend firms cautious about 2015 capex plans

Dec 2, 15:52

Having spent big in 2014, major Taiwan-based IC packaging and testing houses are cautious with their capital expenditures (capex) for 2015.

HiSilicon expands adoption of Cadence tools and IP for advanced-node FinFET designs

Dec 2, 14:38

Cadence Design Systems announced on December 1 that HiSilicon Technologies has signed an agreement to significantly expand its use of the Cadence digital and custom/analog flows for...

TSMC to hold annual supply chain forum on December 4

Dec 2, 14:25

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) will hold its annual supply chain management forum on December 4, and is expected to reveal the latest developments on its 16nm and...

Taiwan 4Q14 economic growth downwardly adjusted to 2.83%, says DGBAS

Dec 1, 21:54

Taiwan's on-year economic growth rate has been downwardly adjusted for the fourth quarter of 2014 from the 3.08% estimated in August 2014 to 2.83%, according to the Directorate General...

Cymer unveils new DUV immersion light source

Dec 1, 15:54

Cymer, an ASML company, has announced its new argon fluoride (ArF) immersion light source, the XLR 700ix. Built on the XLR platform, the 700ix provides improvements in bandwidth,...

Mirle, Hiwin expect sales growth in 2015

Dec 1, 10:22

LCD panel equipment specialist Mirle Automation and automation equipment maker Hiwin Technologies expect sales to grow in 2015 thanks to strong orders placed by their China-based...

YoungTek 4Q14 sales to fall up to 10%

Dec 1, 10:18

YoungTek Electronics, which provides backend services for LED and IC testing and sorting, is expected to post an up to 10% sequential decrease in fourth-quarter revenues due to a...

Co-Tech looking to diversify products

Nov 28, 14:53

Co-Tech Copper Foil has developed copper oxide powders for use in HDI manufacturing, with volume shipments slated for the second quarter of 2015, according to the copper foil maker...

COF tape supply likely to fall short

Nov 28, 14:51

As the number of suppliers decreases, global supply of chip-on-film (COF) tapes has shrunk significantly, according to industry sources. Supply may fall short in 2015, as demand for...

COF tape supply likely to fall short of demand in 2015

Wage rates in eastern China rise in November

Nov 28, 12:36

The local government in Jiangsu Province, eastern China, increased wage rates on November 1, much later than other cities, to avoid imposing a heavy burden on electronics factories...

IC suppliers gear up for automobile memory chip market

Nov 28, 10:19

With the global automobile electronics market set for strong growth in 2015, a number of semiconductor firms including Micron Technology, Spansion, Micronix International, Winbond...

ChipMOS 2015 capex to stay flat

Nov 27, 15:30

ChipMOS Technologies, which specializes in assembly and test services for LCD driver ICs and memory chips, is expected to maintain its 2015 capex at near 2014 levels, according to...

Commentary: MediaTek offers food for thought about investing in China

Nov 27, 15:03

The announcement by MediaTek that it will invest in a private equity fund led by SummitView Capital and the Shanghai city government indicates that the Taiwan-based smartphone solution...

TSMC to grab 40-50% of A9 chip orders

Nov 26, 13:56

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is expected to secure a combined 40-50% of Apple's A9 processor orders for next-generation iPad and iPhone devices, according to...

ASML lands EUV tool orders from TSMC

Nov 25, 16:01

Lithography system vendor ASML announced on November 24 that Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has ordered two NXE:3350B EUV systems for delivery in 2015 with the...

MediaTek participates in government-led fund in Shanghai

Nov 25, 14:04

MediaTek has announced plans to invest about CNY300 million (US$49 million) in a China government-led investment fund aiming to boost development of the local IC industry in Shangh...

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

Nov 24, 22:03

Taiwan recorded a manufacturing production index (2011 as base year) of 112.10 for October 2014, increasing by 2.76% on month and by 9.00% on year, according to statistics released...

TSMC orders equipment for NT$2.4 billion

Stockwatch - Nov 24, 21:55

Contract chipmaker Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has purchased a batch of machinery and engineering equipment from cleanroom constructor United Information Systems...

Taiwan October unemployment rate down, says DGBAS

Nov 24, 10:41

Taiwan had 457,000 jobless citizens in October 2014, equivalent to an unemployment rate of 3.95% which dropped 0.01pp on month and 0.29pp on year, according to statistics released...

TSMC to offer InFO packaging for 16nm chips in 2016, says paper

Newswatch - Nov 21, 16:11

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) will be able to offer its backend InFO (integrated fan-out) wafer-level packaging process for 16nm chips as soon as 2016, the Chinese-language...

Taiwan estimated to supply 20% of global IC packaging materials, says IEK

Nov 21, 15:37

Output from Taiwan-based IC packaging materials suppliers is forecast to account for about 20% of the global output in 2014 indicating the industry's less-competitive global presence...

US fab tool book-to-bill ratio stays below parity, says SEMI

Nov 21, 15:09

The SEMI book-to-bill ratio for US manufacturers of semiconductor equipment came to 0.93 in October 2014, staying below parity for the second consecutive month.

Taiwan attracts foreign direct investment of nearly US$4 billion in January-October, says MOEA

Nov 21, 10:43

Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) approved 2,932 foreign direct investment projects (except from China) with a total value of US$3.957 billion in January-October 2014,...

China and US boost worldwide industrial semiconductor market in 2014, says IHS

Nov 21, 10:38

Continuing strength in China and a resurgent US economy are combining to drive accelerated growth in the worldwide market for semiconductors used in industrial applications in 2014,...

Asia Neo Tech expects sales growth in 4Q14

Nov 21, 10:32

Asia Neo Tech Industrial, a supplier of automated drying equipment and other machinery, expects to post sequential revenues growth in the fourth quarter of 2014.

USI raises funds

Nov 21, 10:31

Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) has announced that affiliate Universal Scientific Industrial (USI), which specializes in electronics design and design manufacture services,...

Taiwan October export order value hits record, says MOEA

Nov 20, 19:09

Taiwan received export orders worth US$44.91 billion in total in October 2014, historically the highest monthly level and increasing 3.7% on month and 13.4% on year, according to...

Commentary: Who will win in race for Apple A9 chip orders?

Nov 20, 11:21

There have been many speculations circulating about Apple's A9 processors, which are to be used in next-generation iPhone and iPad devices in 2015.

Automotive IC market to display strongest growth through 2018, says IC Insights

Nov 19, 21:38

Of the six major end-use applications for ICs, the automotive market is forecast to experience the strongest average annual revenue growth rate through 2018, according to IC Insigh...

TSMC buys Qualcomm Taiwan factory for US$85 million

Stockwatch - Nov 19, 15:58

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has acquired a Qualcomm factory in Longtan, northern Taiwan, for US$85 million, according to a company filing with the Taiwan Stock...

Commentary: Taiwan lags behind in development of high-power semiconductors

Nov 19, 11:42

Electric car, solar energy and smart grid manufacturing sectors have become the main focuses of industrial development for many countries recently, and the development of these sectors,...

Semiconductor wafer market to be steady over next 2-3 years, says GlobalWafers chairwoman

Nov 18, 14:36

As global demand for semiconductor-grade silicon wafers will steadily grow and global supply will not increase until 2017, the global market will remain steady over the next 2-3 years,...

IntelliEPI set for higher gross margin

Nov 17, 21:46

Intelligent Epitaxy Technology (IntelliEPI), which supplies epitaxy-based compound semiconductor epi-wafers to the electronics and optoelectronics industries, has reported record...

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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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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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