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TSMC raises IC market forecasts for 2017

3h 47min ago

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has revised upward its forecasts for global foundry and overall IC market outlook for 2017 to a 7% and 16% growth, respectively,...

TSMC 7nm ready for mass production in 1H18

IC makers maximize 300mm, 200mm wafer capacity, says IC Insights

8h 20min ago

With the prospects of large 450mm wafers going nowhere, IC manufacturers are increasing efforts to maximize fabrication plants using 300mm and 200mm diameter silicon substrates. The...

TSMC 3Q17 profits slip

Oct 19, 15:27

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has reported net profits of NT$89.93 billion (US$2.97 billion) on consolidated revenues of NT$252.11 billion for the third quarter...

TSMC saw profits drop on year in 3Q17

IC Insights raises 2017 IC market forecast to 22% growth

Oct 19, 14:28

IC Insights has raised its IC market growth rate forecast for 2017 to 22%, up 6pp from its previous estimate of 16% growth.

Will Mong-song Liang face another trade secrets lawsuit?

Oct 19, 12:49

Mong-song Liang, who had overseen advanced process R&D at TSMC and Samsung Foundry, has recently begun his new stint at another IC foundry, SMIC. In his new role, Liang is expected...

HiSilicon seeking second-source supplier for 7nm chips

Oct 18, 14:34

HiSilicon Technologies is seeking a second-source supplier for the fabrication of its 7nm chips, with Samsung Electronics, Globalfoundries and Intel striving for orders from the China-based...

Xintec to swing to profit in 4Q17, says report

Oct 17, 15:05

Image sensor packaging specialist Xintec is expected to return to profitability in the fourth quarter of 2017 with revenues likely to increase around 30% sequentially to nearly NT$1.3...

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

Mong-song Liang becomes SMIC co-CEO

Oct 17, 10:40

Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) has announced the appointment of Haijun Zhao and Mong-song Liang as the company's co-chief executive officers and executive directo...

KYEC obtains key backend orders from MediaTek

Oct 16, 13:24

Testing house King Yuan Electronics (KYEC) has obtained orders for MediaTek's major products for 2018, including 12nm mobile SoCs, and chips solutions for voice assistant devices...

Samsung vice chairman Oh-Hyun Kwon to resign

Oct 16, 11:05

Samsung Electronics has announced vice chairman Oh-Hyun Kwon plans to resign as the head of the company's device solutions business and will not seek re-election as a member of the...

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.

ON Semi looking to fully own Fujitsu fab

Oct 13, 10:58

Fujitsu Semiconductor and ON Semiconductor have announced an agreement that ON Semi will purchase a 30% incremental share of Fujitsu's 8-inch wafer fab in Aizu-Wakamatsu, Japan, resulting...

Gartner raises 2017 chip market growth forecast again

Oct 13, 10:56

Worldwide semiconductor revenues are forecast to reach US$411.1 billion in 2017, an increase of 19.7% from 2016, according to Gartner. This represents the strongest growth since the...

ACTT complete IoT solutions available on SMIC 55nm eFlash platform

Oct 13, 10:54

Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) and Chengdu Analog Circuit Technology (ACTT) have jointly announced the availability of ACTT's analog IP solutions on SMIC's 55nm...

Morris Chang sees hurdle for semiconductor development in China

Oct 12, 13:20

While China is aggressively accelerating the development of its semiconductor industry, a hidden barrier will gradually surface to affect its development, in that many countries will...

Morris Chang, chairman of TSMC

ASE, SPIL 3Q17 revenues increase

Oct 12, 11:01

IC packagers Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) and Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL) have reported sequential increases of 11.9% and 7.5%, respectively, in consolidated...

Pure-play foundries boosting presence in China

Oct 12, 10:58

With the rise of fabless IC companies in China, demand for foundry services in the country has also increased. In total, pure-play foundry sales in China are expected to increase...

Global semiconductor sales increase 4% in August, says SIA

Oct 12, 10:52

Worldwide sales of semiconductors reached US$35 billion for the month of August 2017, an increase of 4% compared to the previous month's total of US$33.6 billion and a 23.9% jump...

TSMC 3nm fab plan to create huge biz opportunities for supply chains

Oct 5, 14:06

The decision made by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing (TSMC) to build its 3nm wafer fab in the Southern Taiwan Science Park has won acclaims from both member firms of the TSMC Grand...

Commentary: Triple-win decision for TSMC to build 3nm wafer fab in Taiwan

Oct 2, 14:48

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has recently decided to set up the world's first 3nm wafer fab in the Southern Taiwan Science Park (STSP) after gaining government...

Power transistor growth returns after volatile period, says IC Insights

Sep 29, 11:37

Since the 2009 semiconductor downturn and strong 2010 recovery year, power transistor sales have been rocked by market volatility, falling in three of the last five years because...

SMIC, Sanechips announce NB-IoT solution

Sep 29, 10:48

Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) and Sanechips Technology (formerly ZTE Microelectronics Technology) have announced the launch of RoseFinch7100, which the companies...

Moore's Law has come to its end, says Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang

Sep 27, 14:57

Nvidia founder and CEO Jensen Huang has said that with the emergence of GPU computing following the decline of the CPU era, Moore's Law has come to an end, stressing that his company's...

Jensen Huang, CEO of Nvidia

MEMS sensor demand for smartphones, automotive surging

Sep 26, 15:42

MEMS sensor demand for smartphones and automotive applications has been surging, according to sources at Taiwan-based IC backend houses, which have enjoyed a ramp-up of orders placed...

Aemulus rolls out 5G test solutions

Sep 26, 13:01

Malaysia-based automated test equipment (ATE) company Aemulus has announced the availability of its new test solutions for 5G wireless.

Aemulus Far East GM Sean Lin

SMIC to build new plant in Ningbo

Sep 26, 11:07

Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) plans to set up a new plant in Ningbo, China where the pure-play foundry will install its specialty process technology R&D and...

SMIC

Sigurd to enter board of Winstek

Sep 26, 10:30

Winstek Semiconductor (formerly STATS ChipPAC Taiwan Semiconductor) is scheduled to hold a shareholders meeting on November 15 to re-elect its board of directors. Sigurd Microelectronics...

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...

Taiwan IC backend firms to enjoy strong 4Q17

Sep 25, 11:57

A ramp-up of orders for communications chips, as well as TV panel-use driver ICs and TDDI (touch with display driver) chips, will enable Taiwan-based IC backend firms to enjoy a particularly...

North American semi equipment industry billings fall to 4-month low in August

Sep 22, 12:36

North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted a 3.9% sequential decrease in billings worldwide in August reaching a four-month low of US$2.18 billion, according...

Globalfoundries to roll out 12nm FinFET technology for high-performance devices

Sep 22, 10:30

Globalfoundries has announced plans to introduce a new 12nm leading-performance (12LP) FinFET semiconductor manufacturing process. The technology is expected to deliver better density...

TSMC to hold over 70% of PWM IC orders from Qualcomm

Sep 21, 14:11

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is expected to grab 70-80% of the total orders for Qualcomm's new-generation power management ICs (PWM IC), according to industry...

qualcomm

SMIC, Brite and Synopsys team up for IoT platform

Sep 19, 11:40

Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC), Brite Semiconductor and Synopsys have teamed up to develop a platform that enables designers, system integrators and OEMs to accelerate...

GigaDevice signs wafer supply contract with SMIC

Sep 19, 10:36

China-based GigaDevice Semiconductor, a maker of flash memory devices and microcontroller (MCU) chips, has signed a strategic agreement on the supply of wafers worth about CNY1.2...

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    Samsung V-NAND SSDs

    Samsung Electronics has announced that it is adding three TCO-optimized, high-performance SSDs, based on 3-dimensional (3D) Vertical NAND (V-NAND) technology, to its portfolio of...

    Photo: Company, Aug 27.

  • Samsung+ePoP+memory+for+smartphones

    Samsung ePoP memory for smartphones

    Samsung Electronics is mass producing ePoP (embedded package on package) memory, a single memory package consisting of 3GB LPDDR3 DRAM, 32GB eMMC and a controller. For use in high-end...

    Photo: Company, Feb 10.

  • 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.

  • Cypress+EZ%2DUSB+FX3

    Cypress EZ-USB FX3

    Cypress Semiconductor has introduced its first USB 3.0 controller, the EZ-USB FX3 targeted at video and imaging, printing, scanning and a variety of applications that need higher...

    Photo: Company, Apr 14.

  • Micron+V100+pico+projection+engine

    Micron V100 pico projection engine

    Micron Technology's first pico projection engine, the V100, is designed to cater to the microdisplay needs of consumer video, handset, digital camera and other consumer markets for...

    Photo: Company, Dec 8.

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