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Toshiba opens new semiconductor facility in Thailand

Aug 29, 15:25

Toshiba on August 29 announced that its Thailand-based Group company TST (Toshiba Semiconductor Thailand) has completed its relocation to a new semiconductor manufacturing facility...

More Japan-based semiconductor suppliers disappear from IC Insights list of top 10

Aug 28, 13:45

IC Insights has published its list of the top semiconductor sales leaders for the first half of 2013, and observed that only one Japan-based firm stayed among the top-10.

North American equipment industry posts book-to-bill ratio of 1.00 in July 2013, says SEMI

Aug 22, 14:23

North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted US$1.16 billion in orders in July 2013 (three-month average basis) and a book-to-bill ratio of 1.00, according...

Semiconductor manufactruing has long way to go green, says ATMI executive

Aug 20, 15:47

Companies engaged in the semiconductor industry should be committed to minimizing the environmental impact of their manufacturing processes, such as using materials doing less harm...

Chris Kramer, ATMI senior vice president of materials solutions

Industrial semiconductor market reports positive 1Q13, says IHS

Aug 16, 12:39

The market for semiconductors used in industrial electronics applications relished a better-than-expected first quarter as macroeconomic headwinds turned out to be less severe than...

Apple shift in chip manufacturing strategy boosts semiconductor foundry business in 2013, says IHS

Aug 9, 11:05

In an illustration of the massive power it wields in the electronics supply chain, Apple's migration of the production of key semiconductors from Samsung Electronics to pure-play...

Big changes in 1H13 chip ranking, says IC Insights

Aug 5, 10:50

IC Insights in its new report identified numerous changes in the ranking amongst the top-20 semiconductor suppliers during the first half of 2013 compared to 2012 rankings.

Amkor completes acquisition of Toshiba packaging unit in Malaysia

Aug 1, 14:50

IC assembly and test service provider Amkor Technology has completed its acquisition of Toshiba's semiconductor packaging operation in Malaysia, according to the two companies.

Semiconductor revenues to rise 6.9% in 2013, says IDC

Jul 31, 16:22

Semiconductor revenues worldwide are forecast to reach US$320 billion in 2013, up 6.9%, according to IDC. The research firm previously estimated a smaller 3.5% increase.

OEM semiconductor spending returns to growth in 2013, says IHS

Jul 23, 10:27

After a flat year in 2012, global purchasing of semiconductors by the world's top electronic brands is set to return to growth in 2013 as Apple and Samsung Electronics contend to...

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SEMI book-to-bill ratio rises to 1.10 for June

Jul 19, 11:13

North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted a book-to-bill ratio of 1.10 in June, up from 1.08 in May, according to the Semiconductor Equipment and Materials...

Lite-On Semi 2Q13 sales up over 20%

Jul 9, 12:40

Lite-On Semiconductor, a maker of discrete and analog IC components, has reported revenues of NT$2.52 billion (US$83.05 million) for the second quarter of 2013, increasing 21.5% sequentially...

Inspection tool maker HMI posts record 2Q13 revenues

Jul 8, 21:46

Hermes Microvision (HMI), which provides electron beam (e-beam) inspection tools and solutions for the production of semiconductors, saw its second-quarter revenues hit a record high...

GaAs IC foundries post mixed June results

Jul 4, 20:45

Win Semiconductors saw its June sales increase 6.2% while fellow company Advanced Wireless Semiconductor Company's (AWSC) revenues declined 35.3% from a year ago.

Toshiba to expand NAND flash memory output in Japan

Jul 2, 15:52

Toshiba has unveiled plans to expand the capacity of its NAND flash chip fabrication facility in Yokkaichi, Japan with a nearly JPY30 billion (US$300 million) investment.

Taiwan chipmakers stepping up investment to meet mobile IC demand, says SEMI

Jul 2, 11:45

The semiconductor market is experiencing a surge in demand for mobile and wireless communications applications. While Taiwan sets a good example of rising the tide of mobile demand...

Global May chip sales rise 4.6%, says SIA

Jul 2, 11:19

The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) has announced that worldwide sales of semiconductors grew 4.6% sequentially in May 2013, and identified the growth as "the largest...

Lite-On Semi expects 2Q13 sales to rise

Jun 28, 15:24

Lite-On Semiconductor, a maker of discrete and analog IC components, expects its consolidated revenues to increase 20% sequentially in the second quarter of 2013. The firm is also...

SAS expects solar wafer prices to increase in 2-3 months

Jun 26, 14:01

Doris Hsu, president of Taiwan-based Sino-American Silicon (SAS), has noted that Europe's anti-dumping and anti-subsidy tariff against China-based firms includes solar cells and solar...

Holtek generates more revenues from touch-enabled MCUs

Jun 25, 15:49

Holtek Semiconductor has indicated that the rollout of its new flash-based touch-enabled MCUs for household appliances has boosted the company's growth momentum in the first half...

IC-making equipment market to rise through 4Q13, says The Information Network

Jun 25, 12:36

The global semiconductor equipment market should end 2013 in the black, according to market research firm The Information Network.

IC manufacturing equipment spending to slip 5% in 2013, says Gartner

Jun 21, 15:51

Worldwide semiconductor manufacturing equipment spending is projected to total US$35.8 billion in 2013, a 5.5% decrease from 2012 spending of US$37.8 billion, according to Gartner.

Mixed-signal technology to dominate global chipset market: Q&A with Dialog Semiconductor CEO Jalal Bagherli

Jun 18, 09:45

Dialog Semiconductor has managed to land solution orders from first-tier smartphone vendors in the US and Europe and has seen its sales growing by leaps and bounds in recent years...

Dialog CEO Jalal Bagherli 
 
 
Dialog CEO Jalal

Global 1Q13 fab tool billings and bookings drop from year ago, says SEMI

Jun 13, 11:25

SEMI has reported that worldwide semiconductor manufacturing equipment billings reached US$7.31 billion in the first quarter of 2013. The billings figure is 8% higher than the fourth...

Digitimes Research: Mixed capex plans for major semiconductor firms in 2013

Jun 11, 11:01

Intel, Samsung Electronics, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), Texas Instruments (TI), Toshiba, Renesas Electronics, SK Hynix, and STMicroelectronics were among the...

Global chip sales to show modest growth in 2013 and 2014, says SIA

Jun 6, 15:10

Global semiconductor sales are forecast to reach US$297.8 billion in 2013, a 2.1% increase from the 2012 sales total, followed by another modest growth in 2014 and 2015, according...

Digitimes Research: Toshiba, Renesas, and Sony return to profitability in 1Q13

May 31, 14:39

Japan's top-three semiconductor firms, Toshiba, Renesas Electronics, and Sony, saw on-year decreases in their fiscal 2012 (from April 2012 to March 2013) revenues, but profits impr...

Kilopass, UMC sign technology development agreement

May 28, 22:24

Kilopass Technology and United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) have jointly announced a technology development agreement, which calls for Kilopass to port its non volatile memory...

Digitimes Research: Seoul Semiconductor may see 2013 revenues up 40.3% on year

May 24, 11:26

Revenues for South Korea-based LED firms have been rising due to the introduction of affordable LED direct-type TVs and lighting products since 2012. Digitimes Research expects strong...

Scientech looks to strong sales of reclaim wafers, semiconductor equipment in 2H13

May 13, 15:30

Semiconductor equipment distributor and wafer reclaim service provider Scientech expects demand for manufacturing equipment from the semiconductor and LED industries to continue to...

MEMC reports 1Q13 net sales down 26% sequentially

May 13, 13:54

US-based polysilicon maker MEMC has reported first-quarter 2013 financial results with net sales of US$443.6 million, down 26% on quarter and 15% on year. The firm reported first-quarter...

TSMC reiterates plans for 18-inch wafer manufacturing

May 10, 10:18

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has reiterated plans to build its first 450mm (18-inch) pilot production lines, which will offer FinFET transistor technology at...

TSMC talks about plans for 18-inch wafer manufacturing

Global chip sales up slightly in 1Q13, says SIA

May 6, 11:31

The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) has reported that worldwide sales for the first quarter of 2013 were 0.9% higher from those generated a year earlier.

Worldwide semiconductor assembly and testing revenues up 2% in 2012, says Gartner

May 3, 15:13

The worldwide semiconductor assembly and test services (SATS) market totaled US$24.5 billion in 2012, a 2.1% increase from 2011, according to Gartner.

Fab tool book-to-bill ratios mixed

Apr 22, 14:25

The book-to-bill ratio for North America-based semiconductor equipment manufacturers grew to 1.14 in March 2013, while Japan's ratio slipped below parity.

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