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Ardentec obtains testing orders for car-use chips from TI

Jul 21, 14:59

Taiwan-based Ardentec has grabbed testing orders for car-use chips from Texas Instruments (TI), which will buoy its sales performance in the third quarter, according to industry so...

Korea chipmakers looking to expand foundry biz

Jul 21, 14:41

Samsung Electronics, Dongbu HiTek and SK Hynix have stepped up their foundry business expansions, which will as a group pose a threat to the existing major dedicated foundry houses...

IDM model no longer viable for Japan semiconductor industry: Q&A with Socionext CEO Yasuo Nishiguchi

Jul 20, 11:39

Though still a global bellwether in many areas of semiconductor technologies, Japan's semiconductor industry is significantly losing ground in world markets, as most Japanese players,...

Yasuo Nishiguchi. right, chairman and CEO of Japan's IC designer Socionext

US firms continue to capture bulk of IDM and fabless IC sales, says IC Insights

Apr 6, 11:39

US-headquartered companies held a 54% share of the total worldwide IC market in 2015, which includes sales from IDMs and fabless IC companies, according to IC Insights. The total...

IDM IC sales growth likely to outpace fabless in 2015, says IC Insights

Dec 4, 10:56

In 2010, for the first and only time on record thus far, IDM semiconductor sales growth (35%) outpaced fabless semiconductor company sales growth (29%), according to IC Insights....

China, Taiwan-based IC foundries gearing up for MEMS market boom

Sep 14, 21:01

IC foundries based in China and Taiwan are all gearing up for rapid demand growth for microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) devices driven by a new wave of expansion for the Internet...

US firms capture bulk of IDM and fabless IC sales, says IC Insights

Apr 7, 11:58

US companies held a 55% share of the total worldwide IC market in 2014, which includes sales from IDMs and fabless IC companies, according to IC Insights. The total does not include...

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...

Fabless-foundry model remains major trend, says Qualcomm executive

Sep 5, 12:02

The fabless-foundry business model is still a major trend in the semiconductor industry, whereas the IDM model that achieves efficiency through vertical integration has proven it...

Qualcomm

Apple the driving force behind Samsung foundry business, says IC Insights

Aug 21, 15:37

IC Insights has published its ranking of the forecast 2012 top 12 IC foundries (pure-play and IDM). TSMC, by far, is expected to remain the leading foundry. TSMC's 2012 sales are...

Japan IDMs to increase outsourcing of logic IC backend processing

Aug 17, 11:35

Major Japan-based IDM companies including Renesas, Sony and Toshiba are set to increase outsourcing of backend processing for logic ICs, and have approached existing and potential...

Ardentec seeking more outsourcing from US, Japan-based IDMs

Jun 28, 14:43

Ardentec, a Taiwan-based provider of wafer and mixed-signal IC testing services, has been eager to obtain orders from US- and Japan-based IDM firms. The testing house is looking to...

IHS raises forecast for 2012 chip market growth

Apr 26, 11:13

IHS iSuppli has revised upward its growth forecast for the 2012 semiconductor market to 4.3% from the 3.3% estimated previously, citing strong ongoing consumer demand for wireless...

Ardentec to post sales growth in 2Q12 on order pick-up

Apr 20, 12:02

Testing specialist Ardentec is expected to see its monthly revenues rise sequentially through June, thanks to rising orders for logic ICs and stable growth in business with IDM companies...

Semiconductor industry revenues to endure slow growth in 2012, IHS says

Feb 1, 10:51

With global economic prospects remaining uncertain and semiconductor inventory not moving quickly enough to stimulate new production, the worldwide chip market is expected to suffer...

ASE, Amkor expanding to compete for IDM orders

Oct 7, 01:25

In view of increased outsourcing demand by IDM companies, IC packagers Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) and Amkor Technology has been expanding their operations to vie for...

SPIL concerned about client overbooking, cautious about 3Q11

Jun 23, 13:50

The Japan disaster in March prompted IDM and fabless companies to overbook chips, but the inventory build-up has not been consumed due to a slow second quarter, according to Bough...

SPIL chairman Bough Lin

SPIL turning focus to SiP packaging, IDM orders

Jun 23, 01:30

Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL) is stepping up the development of system-in-package (SiP) specifically for use in handsets, and has been more actively expanding its IDM client...

KYEC lands new order for FRAM

May 26, 01:00

King Yuan Electronics (KYEC) has obtained orders from Ramtron International, a supplier of non-volatile ferroelectric random access memory (FRAM), according to the chip assembly and...

Packaging and testing house Sigurd breaks ground for new factory, says report

Newswatch - Mar 31, 14:32

IC packaging and testing house Sigurd Microelectronics has broken ground on a new factory building located next to its existing production site in Hsinchu, northern Taiwan, according...

TSMC more concerned about influence on global IC supply chain by Japan crisis

Mar 28, 12:23

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) does not recognize itself as a beneficiary of increased outsourcing by Japan-based IDMs, which have seen production at their domestic...

Outsourced IC backend growth accelerating, says Digitimes Research

Mar 25, 15:11

The total market for semiconductor packaging and testing services grew 17.7% to US$44.755 billion in 2010, according to Digitimes Research. This represents the largest growth since...

UMC to provide foundry services for Sanken Electric

Mar 11, 01:05

United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) has reached an agreement with Sanken Electric, under which the pure-play foundry will manufacture power semiconductor products for the Japan-based...

Only 10 participants in 300mm wafer capacity space, says IC Insights

Mar 7, 10:57

Semiconductor industry capital spending is becoming more concentrated, with a greater percentage of spending coming from a shrinking number of companies, according to IC Insights...

Foundry capacity tight in 1Q11, say IC distributors

Jan 18, 11:51

Total chip inventory throughout the supply chain has slid to a safety stock level, after one quarter of inventory corrections at companies, according to sources at IC distributors,...

ASE raises capex for 2011, says paper

Newswatch - Jan 17, 14:24

Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) has internally raised its capex budget to US$900 million for 2011 from the US$700 million estimated originally, according to a Chinese-language...

TSMC first pure-play foundry to join top-10 R&D spenders, says IC Insights

Jan 14, 16:25

The now well known trend of IC manufacturers abandoning the IDM fab business model to become fabless or fab-lite has resulted in, or is the result of, depending on the point of view,...

China market: SMIC lands more IDM orders

Jan 13, 01:40

Foundry chipmaker Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC) has grabbed more chip orders targeted mainly at China from international IDM companies, according to...

Powerchip sends 40nm process NAND flash samples to clients

Jan 12, 15:00

Powerchip Technology has already delivered samples of NAND flash chips built using a 40nm process to clients, according to the company, adding that its flash business will target...

SPIL 4Q10 sales down 5% on quarter

Jan 6, 02:00

Chip packager Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL) saw consolidated revenues total NT$15.48 billion (US$530 million) in the fourth quarter of 2010, down 5.1% sequentially and meeting...

Eight wafer fabs to be shut down in 2011, says SEMI

Jan 5, 01:40

Fifteen wafer fabs were shut down in 2010 and eight more will see a similar fate in 2011, according to SEMI. As more IDM companies aim to cut costs and become fab-lite and fabless,...

Wafer probing service companies see stronger orders from IDMs

Jan 5, 01:20

Wafer probing service companies King Yuan Electronics Company (KYEC) and Ardentec will see better than expected revenues in the first quarter of 2011 despite the period being the...

IC packagers see stronger-than-expected 1Q11

Jan 4, 13:56

IC packaging and testing houses will see demand for the first quarter of 2011 stronger than the same period in previous years, when revenues were usually dragged down by 10-15% sequentially,...

KYEC expects IDM orders to boost sales in 2011

Dec 30, 01:20

IC backend testing and assembly firm King Yuan Electronics Company (KYEC) expects more than 30% of its revenues to come from international IDM clients in 2011, up from 25% in 2010,...

TI capacity expansion to benefit wafer probing company Ardentec

Dec 28, 01:00

More than 50% of Ardentec's revenues now come from IDM clients, especially from major client Texas Instruments (TI). Ardentec, a wafer probing service provider, indicated that orders...

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