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Robust silicon wafer, photoresist demand to boost Topco revenues in 3Q17

Aug 15, 11:51

IC materials distributor Topco Scientific is expected to report brisk sales results for the third quarter of 2017 thanks to strong demand for silicon wafers and photoresists, according...

Notebook lithium battery prices rising

Aug 14, 15:19

Because of increasing prices for raw materials and strong demand from the electric vehicle and smartphone market segments, lithium batteries for notebooks are expected to see another...

Notebook lithium battery prices on the rise

Demand for upstream passive component materials rising

Aug 11, 15:08

Demand for upstream materials for use in the manufacture of passive components, such as powder materials for MLCCs and aluminum foil for capacitors, has been rising, according to...

China market: Prices for LED packaging materials rise

Aug 7, 09:30

Due to tight supply, suppliers of materials used in LED packaging in the China market have hiked quotes and the increased prices are likely to remain in the fourth quarter of 2017,...

BenQ Materials reports earnings for 1H17

Aug 1, 11:29

Polarizer maker BenQ Materials has reported net profits of NT$229 million (US$7.584 million) or NT$0.71 per share on revenues of NT$5.748 billion for the first half of 2017.

BneQ Materials new president Ray Liu

Catcher starts operation at new plant

Jul 27, 21:28

Catcher Technology has completed construction of a new production base in Tainan, Southern Taiwan, and the site began operation on July 27, according to company chairman Hung Shui-...

Catcher chairman Hung Shui-shu

Shanghai forms CNY50 billion IC industry investment fund

Jul 26, 21:38

The city government of Shanghai, China recently introduced a CNY50 billion (US$7.4 billion) IC industry investment fund aimed at cultivating and supporting the local leading enterprises,...

Demand for metal plate micro-resistors rising

Jul 25, 15:09

Handset batteries require low-level resistance to better manage their power consumption while dealing with more handset features and functionality, which has therefore stimulated...

Marketech to enjoy robust OEM orders, says report

Jul 24, 13:55

Taiwan-based Marketech International is set to enjoy a ramp-up of OEM orders from ASML for a component used in the fab tool vendor's extreme ultraviolet (EUV) lithography equipment...

Xi'an LONGi Silicon Materials completes 600MWp of distributed PV systems in China in 1H17

Jul 21, 09:40

China-based Xi'an LONGi Silicon Materials completed over 100 distributed PV systems with total installation capacity of about 600MWp in China in the first half of 2017, taking up...

TSMC expanding number of equipment suppliers for 7nm

Jul 18, 22:59

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is expanding the number of suppliers of equipment for its 7nm process in a bid to maintain an ecosystem pricing balance, according...

TSMC 7nm technology ready for volume production in 2018

Applied Materials builds 2nd display equipment manufacturing center in Taiwan

Jul 18, 14:08

Applied Materials held a groundbreaking ceremony for a new production center to be built at the Southern Taiwan Science Park (STSP) on July 17. The new production center will be the...

Applied Materials breaks ground for construction of a new plant in Taiwan

Notebook vendors increase adoption of mixed material chassis in 2H17

Jul 14, 15:52

Notebook brand vendors including Dell and Hewlett-Packard (HP) reportedly will increase their adoption of notebook chassis made of mixed materials in the second half as China has...

Notebook vendors pushing mixed material chassis for new models in 2H17

BenQ Materials to see first break-even in contact lens biz in 2017

Jul 13, 11:05

Taiwan-based polarizer maker BenQ Materials, who has diversified its business into the contact lens market, expects to see the new business break even in 2017, for the first time...

BenQ Materials chairman ZC Chen

Brewer Science, Arkema partner to develop high-chi DSA materials for advanced node patterning

Jul 12, 22:35

Brewer Science has announced the extension of its partnership with Arkema to develop second-generation directed self-assembly (DSA) materials using high-x (chi) block copo...

Topco Scientific 3Q17 revenues to rise 10%

Jul 12, 22:31

IC materials distributor Topco Scientific is expected to post 10% revenue growth sequentially in the third quarter of 2017, thanks mainly to a pick-up in orders from Taiwan Semiconductor...

NSIG hires former MEMC CEO

Jul 10, 21:40

China's National Silicon Industry Group (NSIG) has hired Nabeel Gareeb, former CEO of MEMC Electronic Materials, to help it establish a materials eco-system in China.

Certification service firms IST, MA-tek post record June revenues

Jul 10, 21:18

Integrated Service Technology (IST) and Material Analysis Technology (MA-tek), two Taiwan-based certification service providers, both enjoyed record revenues in June thanks to strong...

MA-tek enjoyed impressive materials analysis demand from China

Giga Sola Materials wins initial patent war against Heraeus in Taiwan

Jul 10, 11:20

Taiwan's Intellectual Property Court on July 7 decided to reject charges filed by a Germany-based Heraeus' affiliate against Taiwan-based PV conductive paste maker Giga Solar Materials...

Heraeus Photovoltaics president Andreas Liebheit

AMOLED fine metal mask market expected to reach US$1.2 billion by 2022, says IHS

Jul 7, 10:39

As AMOLED displays quickly displace LCDs in smartphones, panel makers are rapidly adding new production capacity accelerating demand for fine metal masks (FMM), a critical production...

Wah Hong places orders for Nanoco cadmium-free materials

Jul 3, 14:57

Nanoco Group has announced that it has received its first commercial order from Wah Hong Industrial, a Taiwan-based manufacturer of optical films and sheets for the display industry,...

IST strikes deal with JFE-TEC to jointly provide automotive-use materials testing services in China

Jun 27, 16:04

Integrated Service Technology (IST), a Taiwan-based provider of electronics product verification and analysis services, has signed an MoU with Japan's JFE Techno Research (JFE-TEC),...

China Big Fund commits investment of CNY85 billion

Jun 27, 15:43

China's National Semiconductor Industry Investment Fund (known as the Big Fund) has committed to invest CNY85 billion (US$12.4 billion) into the local IC industry, mainly the manufacturing...

Giga Solar Materials subsidiary signs PV EPC contracts

Jun 23, 16:30

PV conductive paste maker Giga Solar Materials has announced that Sunshine Solar Power Generation, its Philippines-based subsidiary engaged in investment in PV power generation projects,...

Tight MLCC supply to persist through 2018

Jun 21, 15:58

The supply of multi-layer ceramic capacitors (MLCC) is expected to stay tight through 2018, according to industry sources. Taiwan-based MLCC suppliers including Yageo and Walsin Technology...

Topco to see revenues peak in 3Q17

Jun 15, 22:42

IC materials distributor Topco Scientific is expected to see its revenues peak for 2017 in the third quarter driven by robust demand for silicon wafers and photoresist solutions,...

Toppan welcomes partnership with China firms

Jun 13, 15:22

Toppan Printing welcomes the potential for China-based companies to become partners, according to the Japan-based photomask vendor. Toppan is looking to work closely with China-based...

Giga Solar Materials poised to start production in China

Jun 8, 14:29

PV conductive paste maker Giga Solar Materials completed equipment installation at a new factory in Yancheng, eastern China, in May 2017 and will ramp up production to reach full...

TSMC orders equipment for NT$3 billion

Stockwatch - Jun 6, 15:46

Pure-play foundry Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) on June 5 disclosed a total of about NT$3.09 billion (US$102.8 million) spent on machinery equipment from ASML,...

IBM, Globalfoundries and Samsung build new transistor for 5nm technology

Jun 5, 22:20

IBM on June 5 announced that the company and its research alliance partners Globalfoundries and Samsung, and equipment suppliers have developed an industry-first process to build...

Topco 2017 revenues to rise over 10%

May 30, 15:42

IC materials distributor Topco Scientific is expected to post more than 10% revenue growth in 2017 driven by robust demand for silicon wafers and photoresist solutions, according...

Applied posts record revenues and earnings for fiscal 2Q17

May 22, 10:37

Applied Materials has reported that its net sales increased 45% from a year earlier to US$3.55 billion for its second quarter ended April 30, 2017, while earnings per share (EPS)...

Capacity expansion puts pressure on polarizer pricing

May 18, 10:51

Polarizer pricing is coming under downward pressure as a result of capacity expansion by makers, according to industry sources. Prices had been stable in 2017 untill the second quarter,...

Former TSMC engineer indicted for trade secrets theft

May 3, 14:11

A former Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) engineer has been charged with stealing secrets from the pure-play foundry.

Semiconductor wafer-level manufacturing equipment revenues up 11% in 2016, says Gartner

May 3, 11:13

Worldwide semiconductor wafer-level manufacturing equipment (WFE) revenues totaled US$37.4 billion in 2016, an 11.3% increase from 2015, according to final results by Gartner. The...

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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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    Micro-Star International (MSI) has introduced new mainstream Fuzion series motherboards, the P55A Fuzion for the Intel platform and 870A Fuzion for the AMD platform. The boards feature...

    Photo: Company, Jul 7.

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    Applied Reflexion GT

    Applied Materials has launched its Applied Reflexion GT system for advanced metal CMP applications. Key to the new system is its dual-mode architecture, enabling two wafers to be...

    Photo: Company, Dec 4.

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    KLA-Tencor 8900 inspection system

    KLA-Tencor has extended its product offerings in the CMOS image sensor (CIS) market by announcing the 8900 defect inspection system. The new 8900 offers selectable illumination...

    Photo: Company, Oct 19.

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    Applied HCT Diamond Squarer for solar wafers

    Applied Materials has introduced ts new HCT Diamond Squarer system, which can reduce the cost of squaring silicon ingots by up to one-third while offering at least twice the cutting...

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