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Worldwide semiconductor capital spending to drop 0.7% in 2016, says Gartner

Jul 21, 21:12

Worldwide semiconductor capital spending is projected to decrease 0.7% to US$64.3 billion in 2016, according to Gartner. This is up from the estimated 2% decline in Gartner's previous...

Huaxintong Semiconductor licenses ARMv8-A architecture

Jul 15, 11:07

Huaxintong Semiconductor Technology of China has licensed ARM's v8-A architecture to accelerate advanced server chipset technologies in China's server market, according to ARM. The...

TSMC expects record 3Q16 revenues

Jul 15, 11:01

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) expects to report record revenues of between NT$254 billion (US$7.95 billion) and NT$257 billion for the third quarter of 2016, which...

Lora Ho, CFO of TSMC

TSMC buys equipment for NT$1.7 billion

Stockwatch - Jul 13, 11:55

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) spent a total of NT$1.72 billion (US$53.6 million) on manufacturing and facility equipment from Mirle Automation, Screen Semiconductor...

Global 2016 semiconductor market to fall 1%, says IC Insights

Jul 11, 10:45

The weak global economy and poor DRAM market conditions have prompted IC Insights to lower its semiconductor market growth forecast for 2016 to negative 1%, according to the market...

Global semiconductor sales up slightly in May, says SIA

Jul 7, 10:11

Worldwide sales of semiconductors reached US$26.0 billion for the month of May 2016, an increase of 0.4% compared to the previous month's total of US$25.9 billion, but a decrease...

TSMC orders equipment for NT$4.6 billion

Stockwatch - Jul 6, 10:52

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) spent a total of NT$4.585 billion (US$141.7 million) on machinery equipment from KLA-Tencor, Screen Semiconductor Solutions and Tokyo...

Robust SSD demand to buoy related IC revenues in 3Q16

Jul 1, 16:06

Robust SSD demand will buoy related IC suppliers' revenues in the third quarter of 2016. Companies including Phison Electronics, Silicon Motion Technology and Realtek Semiconductor...

TSMC discloses NT$4.4 billion worth of facility construction for Nanjing site

Stockwatch - Jul 1, 10:55

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has spent NT$4.4 billion (US$136.7 million) on factory building construction with China Construction First Division Group Construction...

ASE, SPIL sign merger deal

Jul 1, 10:37

Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) and Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL) jointly announced on June 30 they have officially entered into a merger agreement reached on May...

ASE buys equipment from Teradyne

Stockwatch - Jun 30, 20:58

Packaging and testing company Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) has purchased equipment from automated test equipment supplier Teradyne for a total of NT$625.95 million (US$19.37...

TSMC orders equipment for NT$3 billion

Stockwatch - Jun 30, 10:03

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has announced purchases of manufacturing equipment and facilities totaling NT$3.05 billion (US$94.4 million) from Tokyo Electron,...

IC design houses allocating 28/40nm orders to UMC, SMIC

Jun 29, 10:59

IC design houses have allocated more of their 28/40nm chip orders to United Microelectronics (UMC) and Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) due to tight supply from Taiwan...

Automotive semiconductor market grows slightly in 2015 while ranks shift, IHS says

Jun 23, 14:06

Despite slowing growth for the automotive industry and exchange rate fluctuations, the automotive semiconductor market grew at a modest 0.2% on year reaching US$29 billion in 2015,...

North American semiconductor equipment industry posts May 2016 book-to-bill ratio of 1.09, says SEMI

Jun 20, 11:38

The book-to-bill ratio for the North America semiconductor equipment industry stayed above parity for the sixth consecutive month in May 2016, according to industry association SEM...

TSMC orders equipment for NT$12 billion

Stockwatch - Jun 15, 10:48

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has announced machinery equipment purchases totaling NT$12.11 billion (US$373.41 million) from nine companies, Advanced Micro Fabrication...

Global semiconductor sales decrease in April, says SIA

Jun 8, 14:01

The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) has announced worldwide sales of semiconductors reached US$25.8 billion for the month of April 2016, a decrease of 1.0% from last month's...

Global 1Q16 semiconductor equipment billings fall 13%, says SEMI

Jun 7, 16:05

Worldwide semiconductor manufacturing equipment billings reached US$8.3 billion in the first quarter of 2016, according to SEMI. The billings figure is 3% higher than the prior quarter,...

TSMC buys equipment from HMI

Stockwatch - Jun 3, 16:07

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has purchased a batch of machinery equipment from Hermes Microvision (HMI), a provider of electron beam (e-beam) inspection tools...

Industrial semiconductor revenues increase in 2015, IHS says

Jun 1, 20:04

Industrial semiconductor revenues rose slightly in 2015 despite weakness in the overall semiconductor industry and, in particular, economic headwinds in China, which is a major global...

ASE, SPIL agree to set up JV holding company

May 27, 11:13

Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) and Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL) have reached an agreement to establish a holding company, which will own both ASE and SPIL.

Lattice pASSPs to enter production in August

May 26, 10:52

Lattice Semiconductor's recently-announced programmable bridge device that supports leading protocols for mobile image sensors and displays will be ready for volume production in...

ASE, SPIL halt trading pending release of material information

May 25, 21:01

Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) and Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL) have both announced they will enter a trading halt on May 26, pending the release of material...

ASE, SPIL in talks to form holding company

May 25, 10:52

Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) and Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL) are in talks about the feasibility of forming an industrial holding company, according to separate...

GlobalWafers to acquire wafer business unit from Topsil

May 23, 10:55

Semiconductor-grade silicon wafer maker GlobalWafers has disclosed it will acquire a 100% stake in the wafer business unit of Denmark-based Topsil Semiconductor Materials A/S at Danish...

TSMC mulling cutting 16/20nm prices

May 18, 11:08

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is considering dropping contract prices for its handset-IC clients to help ease the pressure of their declining ASPs and gross margins,...

IC Insights releases top-20 semiconductor suppliers in 1Q16

May 16, 10:23

IC Insights has released its list of the world's top-20 semiconductor suppliers including three pure-play foundries and six fabless companies in the first quarter of 2016.

Worldwide semiconductor revenues to fall 2.3% in 2016, says IDC

May 16, 10:00

Worldwide semiconductor revenues for 2016 will fall for a second consecutive year to US$324 billion, down 2.3% from the previous year according to IDC. Revenues are forecast to log...

SEMI reports 2015 semiconductor photomask sales of US$3.3 billion

May 11, 11:01

SEMI has reported that the worldwide semiconductor photomask market was US$3.3 billion in 2015. After increasing 3% in 2014, the photomask market increased 1% in 2015, according to...

Topco Scientific reports increased April revenues

Stockwatch - May 10, 11:23

Semiconductor materials distributor Topco Scientific has reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.22 billion (US$68.3 million) for April 2016, up 39.6% on year and 22.3% sequentially...

Worldwide semiconductor capital spending to decline 2% in 2016, says Gartner

May 9, 21:32

Worldwide semiconductor capital spending is projected to decline 2% to US$62.8 billion in 2016, according to Gartner. This is up from the estimated 4.7% decline in Gartner's previous...

NXP tops auto semiconductor vendor rankings, says Strategy Analytics

May 9, 21:24

NXP Semiconductors achieved a 14.2% share of the US$27.4 billion automotive semiconductor market in 2015, four-percentage points ahead of its nearest rivals Infineon and Renesas,...

Realtek Semiconductor reports increased revenues for April

Stockwatch - May 5, 16:13

Realtek Semiconductor has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.477 billion (US$107.43 million) for April 2016, representing a 1.03% increase on month and 31.27% increase on year.

Global semiconductor sales increase slightly in March, says SIA

May 3, 16:00

The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) has announced worldwide sales of semiconductors reached US$26.1 billion for the month of March 2016, a slight increase of 0.3% compared...

Taiwan university develops aluminum ball bonding technology

Apr 25, 10:42

While copper wire is considered a cheaper alternative to gold wire for ball wire bonding used in semiconductor packaging, a process based on aluminum wire has been developed by Taiwan's...

Aluminum wire developed for use in semiconductor packaging
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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.

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    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.

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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.

  • 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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