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Taiwan IC materials suppliers expect better revenue records in 2018

Dec 12, 14:21

Taiwan's major semiconductor materials distributors such as Topco Scientific and Wah Lee Industrial have reported revenue increases in the first 11 months of 2017 and expect better...

Daxin growth driven by new products

Dec 12, 14:14

Daxin Materials has reported significant growths in revenues and earnings for the first 11 months of 2017, buoyed by increased shipments of the company's newly developed PSA (polymer-sustained...

Daxin chairman Lin Cheng-yih

Chimei Materials to build three 2,500mm polarizer lines in China in five years

Nov 17, 15:17

Taiwan-based Chimei Materials Technology plans to set up two more 2,500 mm polarizer production lines in China within five years after kicking off construction of the world's first...

Chimei Materials chairman Ho Chao-yang

Yageo to raise MLCC prices again

Nov 16, 15:22

Yageo is poised to raise its MLCC prices for the fourth time in 2017 to reflect its ongoing tight supply, and rising materials and labor costs, according to a Chinese-language MoneyDJ.com...

iPhone X costs Apple US$370 in materials, says IHS Markit

Nov 9, 11:54

Teardown engineers at IHS Markit have completed their preliminary physical dissection of the new Apple iPhone X and found that the model A1865 version of the smartphone with 64GB...

Chimei Materials remains in red in 3Q17

Nov 3, 15:02

Polarizer supplier Chimei Materials Technology has posted net losses of NT$418 million (US$13.8 million), or NT$0.59 per share, for the third quarter of 2017, which marked the company's...

Xi'an LONGi lowers solar mono-Si wafer price

Nov 3, 14:19

Solar mono-Si wafer maker Xi'an LONGi Silicon Materials has lowered prices for its wafers by 6.7% from CNY6.00 (US$0.91) to CNY5.60 in the China market, according to media reports.

China market: Giga Diamond Materials expanding diamond wire capacity

Oct 20, 14:15

Giga Diamond Materials, a China-based maker of diamond saw wire established by PV conductive paste maker Giga Solar Materials, is expanding its production capacity of diamond saw...

Samsung striving for OLED panel orders from China

Oct 17, 11:59

Samsung Display is striving for OLED panel orders from China-based mobile device vendors, but will be facing competition from its China-based rivals such as BOE Technology and Tianma...

Linde LienHwa making new gas production investments in Taiwan

Oct 17, 11:55

Linde LienHwa, a joint venture between the Germany-based Linde Group and Taiwan-based LienHwa Industrial, is a manufacturer of bulk and electronic specialty gases used during the...

Linde LienHwa's new electronics R&D center in Taichung, Taiwan

Demand for 12-inch silicon wafers to surge in China

Oct 13, 14:23

Demand for blank 12-inch silicon wafers is set to increase to 1.1-1.3 million pieces per month in China in 2018, up from the current 500,000 units, according to local media.

Giga Solar subsidiary to set up 80MWp PV power station in southern Taiwan

Oct 11, 13:21

Giga Solar Materials' subsidiary will set up a PV power station with installation capacity of 80MWp in Tainan, southern Taiwan, according to the parent company, which makes PV conductive...

A PV power project handled by Giga Solar Materials' subsidiary

Giga Diamond Materials expanding capacity in China

Oct 6, 16:08

Diamond saw wire maker Giga Diamond Materials (GDM), a subsidiary of PV conductive paste maker Giga Solar Materials (GSM), is expanding its annual production capacity in Yencheng,...

Jimmy Chen, chairman for both Giga Diamond Materials and Giga Solar Materials

NSP, SAS, Giga Solar see September revenues rise

Oct 6, 10:23

Solar cell maker Neo Solar Power (NSP), solar wafer provider Sino-American Silicon Products (SAS) and PV conductive paste supplier Giga Solar Materials have reported consolidated...

Chimei Materials to set up new polarizer line in China

Oct 3, 11:50

Polarizer supplier Chimei Materials Technology plans to set up a second production line at its plant in Kunshan, China in 2018 in order to cope with rising demand from flat panel...

Chimei Materials chairman Ho Chao-yang

Beijing, Shanghai IC sectors prospering

Sep 25, 15:30

The flourishing IC industries in Beijing and Shanghai has been pushing forward China's overall IC industry development, enabling the rapid rise of China in the global marketplace...

Entegris expanding R&D center in Taiwan

Sep 15, 11:18

Specialty materials provider Entegris has announced an expansion for its R&D center in Hsinchu, Taiwan. The expansion adds a new microcontamination control lab that focuses on...

SEMICON Taiwan 2017: Brewer Science showcasing innovative materials for EUV and 3D IC manufacturing

Sep 14, 13:44

With the semiconductor-manufacturing industry needing the high computing power that can only be achieved through advanced node logic and memory, as well as the heterogeneous-integration...

SEMICON Taiwan 2017: Focus on IoT, AI, smart applications

Sep 13, 14:28

The 22nd annual SEMICON Taiwan trade show has kicked off in Taipei, running from September 13-15, with this year's theme focusing on IoT, AI, smart manufacturing, smart transportation...

SEMICON Taiwan enters its 22nd year

Merck sets up IC materials R&D center in southern Taiwan

Sep 13, 14:13

Merck has inaugurated its first IC materials application R&D center in Asia, which will be located in Kaohsiung, southern Taiwan. More than EUR2.8 million (US$3.35 million) will...

Chimei Materials August revenues up on year

Sep 11, 16:06

Polarizer maker Chimei Materials Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$880.1 million (US$29.32 million) for August, down 17.52% on month and 4.71% on year. Year-to-date,...

Two former Micron Taiwan employees indicted for alleged trade secrets theft

Sep 7, 15:12

Two former employees of Micron Memory Taiwan (formerly Rexchip Electronics) have been indicted on charges of stealing trade secrets, according to prosecutors.

Microsoft partners with Taiwan medical university for AI, says paper

Sep 5, 15:25

Microsoft Taiwan and Taipei Medical University (TMU) have teamed up for a project to develop artificial intelligence (AI) applications, according to a Chinese-language Liberty...

Upstream material suppliers in new iPhone supply chain to see strong growth

Sep 4, 15:09

With Apple expected to launch its new iPhone soon, Taiwan players in the US vendor's smartphone supply chain are warming up to embrace a new round of business boom, with the upstream...

Apple is expected to launch the new iPhone soon

IC material supplier Wahlee obtains dry-film photoresist orders

Aug 31, 12:24

Semiconductor material distributor Wahlee Industrial has obtained dry-film photoresist orders from Taiwan-based PCB firms for the production of substrate-like PCBs (SLP), according...

Taiwan passive component firms bracing for seasonal demand pickup

Aug 30, 13:08

Taiwan-based suppliers of capacitors, chip resistors, MLCCs and power inductors, as well as suppliers of materials for manufacturing these passive components, are bracing for a seasonal...

Taiwan passive component firms brace for seasonal demand pickup

OLED encapsulation materials market to grow 16% CAGR by 2021, says IHS

Aug 23, 12:12

The popularity of organic light-emitting diode (OLED) TVs and smartphones has boosted not only the OLED display market but also the OLED encapsulation materials market. According...

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...

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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...

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    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...

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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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