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China, Taiwan solar-grade silicon wafer makers plan to hike prices

Sep 2, 22:52

China- and Taiwan-based solar-grade crystalline silicon wafer makers, in view of growing demand for PV systems in the China market, plan to increase quotes from US$0.88-0.89/wafer...

Silicon Motion launches new SATA 6Gb/s SSD controller chip

Aug 8, 12:04

Silicon Motion Technology has introduced its latest SATA 6Gb/s SSD controller solution, the SM2256, supporting 1Xnm triple-level cell (TLC) NAND from all major NAND suppliers.

Silicon Motion looks to 15-20% sequential revenue growth in 3Q14

Aug 1, 11:33

Silicon Motion Technology expects its revenues to increase 15-20% sequentially in the third quarter of 2014, from US$69.41 million a quarter earlier. Third-quarter gross margin will...

Motech sees decreased orders in the wake of US anti-subsidy tax

Jun 26, 19:36

Crystalline silicon solar cell maker Motech Industries has seen significantly decreased orders from China-based PV module makers, according to company president and CEO Chang Peng-heng,...

Tapping the power of mobile devices through connectivity: Silicon Image on HDMI, MHL and Wireless HD

Jun 3, 12:34

Silicon Image is a semiconductor IP company whose expertise is connecting boxes to displays. The company develops semiconductor IP based on industry standards it has helped develop...

David Kuo, senior director of marketing, mobile devices at Silicon Image

Some Taiwan solar wafer makers mulling merger with China firms

May 9, 16:24

Major China-based solar wafer makers reportedly have contacted Taiwan-based fellow makers about the possibility of mergers. Taiwan-based makers, due to continued operating losses...

Silicon Motion 1Q14 performance beats guidance

Apr 30, 14:50

Silicon Motion Technology has announced net sales of US$52.8 million for the first quarter of 2014, increasing 1% from the previous quarter, and beating its guidance for a flat performance...

GCL-Poly aims at solar wafer capacity of 11.5GWp in 2014, say reports

Apr 29, 16:08

China-based GCL-Poly Energy Holdings aims to increase its annual production capacity for solar-grade crystalline silicon wafers to 11.5GWp, according to China-based media reports.

Digitimes Research: Korea-based Silicon Works looks to ramp up LCD driver IC shipments for Ultra TVs

Apr 16, 16:02

Optimizing its experience of shipping LCD driver ICs for HD displays used in iPads, Korea-based Silicon Works is expected to ramp up its shipments of display driver ICs for Ultra...

Prices for solar-grade silicon wafers may rise to US$1.15 in 2Q14, says Gigastorage chairman

Mar 4, 15:16

If spot market prices for polysilicon rise to US$23-24/kg in the second quarter of 2014, then quotes for a solar-grade crystalline silicon wafer are likely to be hiked to US$1.15,...

Silicon reclaim wafer market increases 14% in 2013, says SEMI

Feb 19, 12:55

The worldwide reclaim wafer market is estimated at US$460 million in 2013 and is forecast to reach US$493 million by 2015, according to SEMI. Both revenues and number of wafers reclaimed...

Silicon wafer revenues decline in 2013, says SEMI

Feb 11, 15:51

Worldwide silicon wafer revenues declined by 13% in 2013 compared to 2012, while silicon wafer area shipments increased 0.4%, according to SEMI.

Wah Lee to see strong sales of silicon wafers in 1Q14

Feb 5, 14:22

Semiconductor material distributor Wah Lee Industrial is expected to see its revenues decrease within a range of 5% in the first quarter of 2014 thanks to strong sales of silicon...

Prices for solar-grade silicon wafers on the rise, says Eversol chairman

Jan 22, 21:02

Quotes for a solar-grade polycrystalline silicon wafer have risen from US$1 in December 2013 to US$1.05 currently, and are expected to rise to US$1.08 in February and further to US$1.10...

Silicon Motion aims at 20-25% global market share for eMMC in 2014

Jan 20, 22:23

Saloon Motion Technology, a Taiwan-based design house of NAND flash and specialty RF IC microcontroller units (MCUs), attained a global market share of 10-15% for its eMMC MCUs in...

Solar-grade silicon wafer prices on the rise, says SAS chairman

Jan 20, 11:39

Prices for solar-grade crystalline silicon wafers have risen from US$0.92-0.93 in the second half of 2013 to US$1 at the end of the year, and further to US$1-1.05 currently. Prices...

Taiwan solar-grade silicon wafer makers hike prices

Jan 14, 20:44

Taiwan-based makers have hiked quotes for high energy conversion rate solar-grade wafers to about US$1 per wafer due to tight supplies, according to industry sources.

Solar wafer prices rise to nearly US$1, says paper

Newswatch - Dec 31, 11:33

Quotes for a solar-grade crystalline silicon wafer have risen to US$0.98-0.99 due to strong demand and those for a high-efficiency wafer have exceeded US$1, according to Chinese-language...

Amkor, Globalfoundries and Open-Silicon partner to develop SoC on 2.5D interposer

Nov 25, 10:21

Amkor Technology, Globalfoundries and Open-Silicon have jointly announced the successful demonstration of a functional SoC featuring two 28nm logic chips with embedded ARM processors,...

Prices for solar-grade silicon wafers rise to US$0.94, says paper

Newswatch - Nov 22, 11:38

Prices for solar-grade polycrystalline silicon wafers have risen to US$0.94/wafer due to tight supply, the Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) has cited Taiwan-based...

GlobalWafers becomes 6th-largest semiconductor silicon wafer producer

Nov 12, 19:52

GlobalWafers has become the sixth-largest producer of semiconductor-grade silicon wafers with a global market share of 7.35%, president Doris Hsu for Sino American Silicon Products...

Multicrystalline silicon modules to dominate solar PV industry in 2014, says Solarbuzz

Oct 28, 14:56

The production of multicrystalline-silicon (c-Si) solar photovoltaic (PV) modules is set to dominate PV manufacturing during 2014, with p-type multi c-Si technology accounting for...

GET aims to hike solar-grade silicon wafer ASPs 3-5% in 4Q13

Oct 23, 21:42

Green Energy Technology (GET), in view of tight supply of solar-grade polycrystalline silicon wafers arising from increasing demand in China, Japan and emerging markets, aims to increase...

Digitimes Research: Silicon Works LDI business posts revenue drop in 2Q13 on falling iPad shipments

Oct 18, 15:10

South Korea-based IC design house Silicon Works saw revenues generated from its LCD driver IC (LDI) business fall for a second consecutive quarter sequentially in the second quarter...


Motech unveils Sirius series monocrystalline silicon soar cells

Oct 18, 15:06

Taiwan-based Motech Industries on October 17 unveiled its Sirius series monocrystalline silicon solar cells with a maximum energy conversion rate of 20.5% and will kick off volume...

Samsung begins construction of new R&D center in Silicon Valley

Oct 16, 12:26

Samsung Electronics plans to open a new R&D center in Silicon Valley to support its growth, open innovation and collaboration activities, according to the South Korea-based ven...

Spot prices for solar-grade silicon wafers slightly up, says GET

Oct 15, 12:19

The average spot market quote for solar-grade polycrystalline silicon wafer has risen slightly by 1.18% to US$0.86/W, while that for high-efficiency models by 1.09% to US$0.926/W,...

Silicon Motion introduces SM3267 USB 3.0 controller

Oct 9, 12:13

Silicon Motion Technology has announced that it has begun sampling its new, single-channel controller solution for USB 3.0 flash drives, the SM3267. By integrating an embedded crystal...

Silicon wafer shipments to stay flat in 2013, says SEMI

Oct 7, 14:33

Silicon wafer shipments to the global semiconductor industry are forecast to remain flat in 2013, and increase at modest levels over the next two years, according to SEMI.

Taiwan solar-grade silicon wafer makers expected to have improved operations in 2H13

Sep 2, 22:57

Green Energy Technology (GET), Sino-American Silicon Products (SAS) and Gigastorage, the three main Taiwan-based makers of solar-grade polycrystalline silicon wafers, are expected...

Silicon Motion unveils new SATA 6GB/s SSD controller chip

Aug 13, 22:19

Silicon Motion Technology has announced that it has begun sampling its SM2246EN ultra high-performance and low-power consumption SATA 3.1 (6Gb/s) SSD controller for clients. The chip...

Silicon wafer shipments up 12.3% in 2Q13, says SEMI

Aug 8, 21:00

SEMI has reported that worldwide silicon wafer area shipments increased sequentially in the second quarter of 2013.

Silicon Motion sees SSD and embedded controllers drive growth

Jul 30, 14:42

Silicon Motion Technology has announced net sales for the second quarter of 2013 increased 2% sequentially with net profits rising 53% on quarter. The company credited the growth...

Transcend, Silicon Power June sales up over 20%

Jul 10, 15:04

Transcend Information and Silicon Power Computer & Communications, two Taiwan-based memory module manufacturers with less focus on DRAM modules, have reported more than 20% sequential...

Silicon Labs intros MEMS oscillator, manufactured by SMIC

Jun 28, 15:30

Silicon Labs recently introduced its highly-integrated oscillators designed to replace general-purpose crystal oscillators (XOs) in cost-sensitive and high-volume applications such...

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    Samsung Electronics has announced the development of 32GB DDR3 registered dual Inline memory modules (RDIMMs) that use 3D through silicon via (TSV) package technology. Its 30nm-class...

    Photo: Company, Aug 22.

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    Photo: Company, May 6.

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    Silicon Power V20 SSD

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    Photo: Company, Feb 22.

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    Altatech AltaSight SL300 inspection system

    Altatech Semiconductor has announced silicon wafer maker Siltronic is evaluating its AltaSight SL300 inspection system to verify the tool's capabilities for use in wafer manufacturing...

    Photo: Company, Jun 29.

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    Innovative Silicon floating-body DRAM on bulk silicon

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