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GaAs IC foundry Win Semi 1Q16 EPS hits record

Apr 28, 12:06

GaAs IC foundry Win Semiconductors saw its net EPS climb to a record high of NT$1.41 (US$0.04) in the first quarter of 2016.

Apple drives entire foundry sales increase at TSMC in 2015 says IC Insights

Apr 27, 15:42

IC Insights has released its 2015 top IC foundries (pure-play and IDM) ranking. TSMC, by far, was the leader with US$26.4 billion in sales last year.

Digitimes Research: Nichia tops LED packagers in 2015 revenues

Apr 27, 14:35

Japan-based Nichia continued to rank the number one LED packaging service provider globally in 2015 with related revenues reaching US$2.72 billion, or about 200% higher than those...

Tsinghua investment will not affect PTI 2016 operations

Apr 27, 14:19

Whether or not an investment proposal by Tsinghua Unigroup obtains approval by Taiwan's anti-trust authority will not affect Powertech Technology's (PTI) operations during 2016, according...

PTI meets 1Q16 guidance; expects growth through 4Q16

Apr 27, 11:47

Packaging and testing company Powertech Technology (PTI) saw its first-quarter results come in line with its guidance, and has given its positive outlook for the rest of the year.

Driver-IC backend houses lower quotes to woo orders

Apr 26, 22:32

LCD driver IC packaging and testing houses Chipbond Technology and ChipMOS Technologies have both decided to lower their quotes following in the footsteps of their China- and South...

Price competition among LCD driver IC firms heating up

Kinsus posts revenue and profit decreases for 1Q16

Apr 26, 11:01

IC substrate supplier Kinsus Interconnect Technology has announced consolidated revenues fell 14.7% sequentially to NT$5.37 billion (US$166.1 million) in the first quarter of 2016,...

Toshiba adopts Cadence Innovus implementation system for memory controller design

Apr 26, 10:57

Toshiba has adopted the Cadence Innovus implementation system for its memory controller's production design project, according to the EDA company. The tool enabled Toshiba...

Competition in advanced process technologies market to heat up

Apr 25, 21:38

Competition in the market for semiconductor advanced process technologies is expected to heat up, with Samsung Electronics and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) striving...

TSMC hires Merrill Lynch senior analyst, says report

Newswatch - Apr 25, 14:01

A senior analyst with Merrill Lynch has been hired by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) to play a role in the pure-play foundry's business strategy development, according...

Taiwan university develops aluminum ball bonding technology

Apr 25, 10:42

While copper wire is considered a cheaper alternative to gold wire for ball wire bonding used in semiconductor packaging, a process based on aluminum wire has been developed by Taiwan's...

Aluminum wire developed for use in semiconductor packaging

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

Apr 25, 10:35

Taiwan recorded a manufacturing production index (2011 as base year) of 108.51 for March 2016, increasing 26.39% on month but decreasing 4.16% on year, according to statistics released...

North American semiconductor equipment industry posts March 2016 book-to-bill ratio of 1.15

Apr 25, 10:31

North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted US$1.38 billion in orders worldwide in March 2016 (three-month average basis) and a book-to-bill ratio of 1.15,...

Taiwan March unemployment rate down on month, up on year, says DGBAS

Apr 22, 11:21

Taiwan had 455,000 jobless citizens in March 2016, equivalent to an unemployment rate of 3.89%, down 0.06pp on month but up 0.17pp on year, according to statistics released by the...

Manufacturing overcapacity constrains industrial robot market growth in China, IHS says

Apr 22, 11:05

The China market for industrial robots reached an estimated US$1.3 billion in 2015. This market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 20%, reaching US$3.3 billion in 2020, according to...

Powerchip nets NT$4.64 in 2015 EPS

Apr 22, 10:58

Foundry chipmaker Powerchip Technology has reported net profits of NT$10.28 billion (US$318.7 million) for 2015 with EPS coming to NT$4.64. The year also marked the third consecutive...

TSMC orders equipment for NT$2.29 billion

Stockwatch - Apr 22, 10:52

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has purchased a batch of machinery equipment and intangible assets from Hermes Microvision (HMI), Fortrend Engineering, Kilopass...

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

Apr 21, 14:52

Taiwan received export orders worth US$36.62 billion in total in March 2015, increasing 32.4% on month but decreasing 4.7% on year, according to statistics released by the Ministry...

Taiwan attracts foreign direct investment of over US$1.2 billion in January-March, says MOEA

Apr 21, 14:34

Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) approved 741 foreign direct investment projects (except from China) with a total value of US$1.225 billion in January-March 2016, respectively...

Intel reports 1Q16 GAAP revenue of US$13.7 billion

Apr 20, 15:28

Intel has reported first-quarter 2016 GAAP revenue of US$13.7 billion, operating income of US$2.6 billion, net income of US$2.0 billion and EPS of US%0.42. Intel reported non-GAAP...

Intel announces corporate restructuring; to reduce staff by 11%

Apr 20, 15:15

Intel has announced a restructuring initiative to accelerate its evolution from a PC company to one that powers the cloud and smart, connected computing devices. Intel said it will...

AMD plans release of Polaris GPUs, Zen CPUs to boost sales in 2H16

Apr 20, 15:02

AMD has a chance to see a strong rebound in sales in the second half of 2016 thanks to the release of its Polaris-based GPUs in the third quarter and Zen-series x86 CPUs in the fourth,...

Inspection tool maker HMI 1Q16 profits plunge

Stockwatch - Apr 20, 11:13

Electron beam (e-beam) inspection tool and solution provider Hermes Microvision (HMI) has reported net profits of NT$253 million (US$7.9 million) for the first quarter of 2016, down...

14 IC product categories to exceed total IC market growth in 2016, says IC Insights

Apr 19, 15:08

Fourteen product categories - topped by handset application processors and signal conversion (analog) devices - are expected to exceed the 2% growth rate forecast for the total 2016...

ASE, SPIL say supply not affected by Japan quake

Apr 19, 14:45

IC packagers Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) and Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL) have said their supply chains will not be affected by two major earthquakes that...

TSMC to launch 7nm trial production in 1H17

Apr 19, 10:56

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is scheduled to launch 7nm trial production in the first half of 2017, company chairman Morris Chang said in a report sent to TSMC's...

Sony halts production in Kumamoto due to quake

Apr 18, 22:02

Sony has issued a statement disclosing its manufacturing sites in the Kumamoto region which have been affected by the earthquake of April 14 and subsequent earthquakes.

UMC standardizes on ARM Artisan platform for physical IP

Apr 18, 15:42

ARM and UMC have announced a new strategic partnership to develop multiple physical IP platforms, enabling UMC customers to implement ARM Artisan physical IP into SoC designs and...

Global 2015 semiconductor materials sales reach US$43.4 billion, says SEMI

Apr 18, 14:09

The global semiconductor materials market decreased 1.5% in 2015 compared to 2014 while worldwide semiconductor revenues decreased 0.2%, according to SEMI. The impact of exchange...

TSMC tops listed Taiwan-based makers in 2015 R&D spending, says MOEA

Apr 18, 11:26

Wafer foundry service provider Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) expended NT$65.5 billion (US$1.99 billion) on R&D in 2015, the largest among all Taiwan-based...

China market: HiWafer Semi ramps up 6-inch GaAs chip fab, says paper

Apr 18, 11:15

China-based Chengdu HiWafer Semiconductor has commenced operation at its 6-inch GaAs chip fab, which in return will help China reduce its reliance on imports of high-end frequency...

Number of 300mm IC wafer fabs expected to reach 100 in 2016, says IC Insights

Apr 18, 01:22

In 2008, 300mm wafers took over as the industry's primary wafer size in terms of total surface area used. The number of 300mm wafer fabrication facilities in operation continues to...

TSMC reiterates revenue target for 2016

Apr 15, 11:23

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company's (TSMC) target of 5-10% growth in 2016 consolidated revenues remains unchanged, according to the pure-play foundry.

TSMC 1Q16 profits fall 18%

Apr 14, 15:52

Pure-play foundry Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has announced net profits of NT$64.78 billion (US$2 billion) on consolidated revenues of NT$203.50 billion for...

UMC qualifies Cadence Virtuoso LDE analyzer for its 28HPC process

Apr 14, 14:41

Cadence Design Systems has announced that the company's Virtuoso layout-dependent effects (LDE) analyzer has been qualified by United Microelectronics (UMC) to support the foundry's...

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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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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