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  • Last update: Tuesday 21 October 2014 [233 news items]

SEMI publishes solar cell testing industry standard developed by ITRI, Taiwan makers

Oct 4, 15:57

Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International (SEMI) has published a standard developed by Taiwan government-sponsored Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) and several...

Win Semi 3Q12 sales down 12% sequentially

Oct 2, 12:23

Win Semiconductors has announced consolidated revenues for the third quarter of 2012 slipped 12.4% on quarter. However, market watchers expect the GaAs foundry to see sales rebound...

North America IC equipment industry book-to-bill ratio hits 9-month low, says SEMI

Sep 25, 10:43

The book-to-bill ratio of North American semiconductor equipment makers slid to 0.84 for August 2012, hitting the lowest level since November 2011, according to data compiled by SE...

Lite-On Semi lands new orders for ambient-light sensors

Sep 14, 15:22

Lite-On Semiconductor expects sales generated from its proximity and ambient-light sensor business to boost significantly in the second half of 2012 as shipments to a new customer...

Front-end fab equipment spending to grow 17% in 2013, says SEMI

Sep 6, 11:38

Total fab spending for equipment needed to ramp fabs, upgrade technology nodes, and expand or change wafer size could increase 16.7% in 2013 to reach a new record high of US$42.7...

Win Semi, AWSC August revenues down on month

Sep 5, 12:29

GaAs foundry houses Win Semiconductors and Advanced Wireless Semiconductor Company (AWSC) have both reported sequential declines in revenues for August, but industry watchers expect...

Win Semi posts 1H12 EPS of N$1.36

Aug 23, 16:24

GaAs foundry Win Semiconductors saw its net profits jump 103% from a year ago in the first half of 2012, when consolidated revenues increased 41.6% on year. The earnings translated...

North America book-to-bill ratio slips again, says SEMI

Aug 20, 14:13

Having slid below parity in June 2012 , the SEMI book-to-bill ratio for US manufacturers of semiconductor equipment continued to slip in July.

Taiwan GaAs firms cautious about 3Q12

Aug 17, 14:03

Taiwan-based gallium arsenide (GaAs) companies have turned more cautious about their performance during the third quarter of 2012, despite brisk demand coming from the smartphone...

Silicon wafer shipments increase in 2Q12, says SEMI

Aug 16, 15:39

Total silicon wafer area shipments were 2,447 million square inches in the second quarter of 2012, up 20% from the 2,033 million units shipped in the prior quarter, according to SEMI...

GaAs foundries AWSC, Win Semi to post limited sales growth in 3Q12

Jul 31, 01:30

Taiwan-based gallium arsenide (GaAs) foundries Advanced Wireless Semiconductor Company (AWSC) and Win Semiconductors are set to post lower-than-expected sales growth sequentially...

SEMI book-to-bill ratio slips below parity

Jul 23, 10:38

The SEMI book-to-bill ratio for US manufacturers of semiconductor equipment slid to 0.94 in June 2012 after having stayed above parity for four months.

Chip equipment market to contract in 2012, says SEMI

Jul 11, 11:36

Worldwide semiconductor equipment sales will reach US$42.4 billion in 2012, down from US$43.5 billion in 2011, according to SEMI.

AWSC, Win Semi 2Q12 sales jump

Jul 6, 02:05

GaAs foundries Advanced Wireless Semiconductor Company (AWSC) and Win Semiconductors both saw their second-quarter revenues increase significantly on quarter thanks to brisk demand...

North America fab tool book-to-bill continues slide, says SEMI

Jun 22, 14:29

The book-to-bill ratio for North America-made semiconductor equipment slipped for the second consecutive month but remained above one, according to SEMI.

Chip equipment billings down 9% in 1Q12, says SEMI

Jun 13, 16:55

SEMI has reported that worldwide semiconductor manufacturing equipment billings reached US$10.61 billion in the first quarter of 2012, down 9% from a year ago.

Fab equipment spending to rise in 2012 and hit record in 2013, says SEMI

Jun 7, 11:26

Semiconductor fab equipment spending will enjoy positive growth in 2012, and climb further to hit an all-time high in 2013, according to SEMI.

North America fab tool book-to-bill slips in April 2012, says SEMI

May 23, 14:56

North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted a book-to-bill ratio of 1.10 in April 2012, down from 1.12 in March, according to SEMI.

Global wafer shipments grow 1% in 1Q12, says SEMI

May 10, 10:45

Overall area of silicon wafers shipped in the first quarter of 2012 increased 1% on quarter, but decreased 11% from a year ago, according to SEMI in its quarterly analysis of the...

Turning C code into silicon in 8-16 weeks: Q&A with semi startup Algotochip

May 4, 15:53

Silicon Valley startup Algotochip specializes in architecting and implementing all aspects of a complete digital solution directly from the C-based algorithm of its customers, and...

Algotochip CTO Satish Padmanabhan (left) and company VP of operations Mike Hong

SEMI book-to-bill rises for sixth straight month

Apr 23, 16:10

The three-month average book-to-bill ratio for North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment rose to 1.13 in March 2012, up for the sixth consecutive month, according...

Smartphone PAs to buoy Win Semi 2Q12 sales

Apr 18, 14:17

GaAs IC foundry Win Semiconductors is expected to report impressive results for the second quarter of 2012, thanks to strong demand for its HBT fabrication service from power amplifier...

Win Semi, VPEC to benefit from new iPad

Apr 2, 12:00

A teardown analysis performed by Chipworks has revealed that Avago supplies three power amplifiers – one WCDMA PA and two 4G LTE ones – for Apple's new iPad. Avago's main...

Taiwan industries going green

Mar 29, 12:02

Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International (SEMI) Taiwan conducted a forum discussing the experience and challenges of the green energy industry on March 27, 2012. Taiwan-based...

Fab equipment spending poised to hit record in 2013, says SEMI

Mar 12, 16:06

Semiconductor fab equipment spending will remain flat at US$38.85 billion in 2012, but climb to a record US$45.5 billion in 2013, according to estimates made by SEMI.

North America fab tool book-to-bill up in January 2012, says SEMI

Feb 24, 12:31

North American-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted a book-to-bill ratio of 0.95 for January 2012, up from 0.85 in the prior month and scoring the highest since May...

Silicon wafer shipments down in 2011, says SEMI

Feb 10, 15:15

Worldwide silicon wafer area shipments decreased about 3% in 2011 compared to 2010 area shipments, according to SEMI. However, revenues grew 2% on year, said SEMI.

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Rambus buys Unity Semi for US$35 million

Feb 7, 15:46

Rambus has acquired privately-held Unity Semiconductor, which develops NAND flash successor technologies, for US$35 million in cash, according to the technology licensing company.

SEMI book-to-bill ratio grows three months in a row

Jan 30, 10:25

North American-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted a book-to-bill ratio of 0.88 for December 2011, up for the third consecutive month, according to SEMI. A book-to-bill...

Lite-On Semi to step into MOSFET production

Jan 18, 13:44

Lite-On Semiconductor will start to ship its in-house produced MOSFETs in the second quarter of 2012, according to the company, adding that the new product line is expected to help...

Low demand will likely continue in 1Q12, says Lite-On Semiconductor executive

Jan 12, 01:20

Eric Kuo, general manager of Taiwan-based Lite-On Semiconductor has expressed a conservative view for first-quarter 2012. Kuo noted that inventory levels in the semiconductor market...

Chip fab spending set to decline in 2012, says SEMI

Jan 11, 15:47

Semiconductor fab equipment spending is expected to decline by approximately 11% in 2012, according to SEMI's preliminary forecast. Spending is projected to drop in the first half...

North America November chip-gear orders up 5%, says SEMI

Dec 16, 14:38

North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted US$973.3 million in orders in November 2011 (three-month average basis), up 5% from the revised level of US$926.8...

IC packaging materials market to reach US$25.7 billion by 2015, says SEMI

Dec 16, 13:58

The market for semiconductor packaging materials, including thermal interface materials, is expected to reach US$22.8 billion in 2011 and grow to US$25.7 billion by 2015, according...

Lite-On Semi reports decline in November revenues

Dec 7, 14:27

Lite-On Semiconductor has announced that consolidated revenues for November 2011 amounted to NT$636 million (US$21.1 million), down 16.1% on year and down 4.3% on month. The firm...

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