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GlobalWafers seeing robust semiconductor wafer demand

Apr 26, 14:26

Demand for semiconductor-grade silicon wafers has been robust, according to GlobalWafers, which expects the market to see tight supply through the end of 2018.

GCL-Poly Energy shifting to black silicon technology ahead of schedule

Apr 25, 14:18

The largest China-base solar-grade polycrystalline silicon wafer maker GCL-Poly Energy Holdings is gradually replacing conventional manufacturing with a process based on black silicon...

Silicon wafer suppliers seeking long-term contracts

Apr 25, 11:18

Silicon wafer suppliers have advised their semiconductor customers to sign long-term contracts amid tight supply, according to industry sources.

Xian LONGi Silicon Materials to set up joint-venture polysilicon factory

Mar 14, 15:37

Xian LONGi Silicon Materials, the largest China-based solar-grade monocrystalline silicon wafer maker, will set up a polysilicon factory on a joint venture basis with China-based...

PSI to spin off energy business

Mar 9, 10:08

Phoenix Silicon International (PSI) has disclosed plans to spin off its energy business, which will be transferred to a subsidiary specializing in batteries. The move is to focus...

Silicon Motion intros new UFS controller family for mobile phones

Mar 9, 10:05

Silicon Motion Technology has announced the launch of its new UFS (Universal Flash Storage) 2.1 controller family, a complete product line supporting UFS HS-Gear3x1L and HS-Gear3x2L,...

3S Silicon Tech debuts on Taiwan emerging stock market

Feb 22, 14:14

3S Silicon Tech started trading on Taiwan's emerging stock market on February 21 at an initial price of NT$20 (US$0.65) per share, according to the semiconductor equipment company...

Silicon Valley-based foundry Noel Technologies expands production by 25%

Feb 22, 13:43

Noel Technologies, a specialty semiconductor foundry based in Silicon Valley, has expanded its wafer-fabrication facility by adding square footage and installing additional equipment...

Silicon wafer prices to rise in 2017, says GlobalWafers

Feb 21, 10:48

Semiconductor-grade silicon wafer prices on a per-square inch basis, which reached an 11-year low of US$0.67, are set to rise in 2017 thanks to the already low point last year and...

GCL-Poly Energy sets up polycrystalline black silicon wafer capacity

Feb 13, 11:35

China-based GCL-Poly Energy Holdings has set up 2GWp of annual capacity for solar-grade polycrystalline black silicon wafers and will expand to 10GWp eventually, according to the...

Annual silicon volume shipments remain at record highs

Feb 7, 14:03

Worldwide silicon wafer area shipments increased 3% in 2016 when compared to 2015 area shipments, while silicon revenues increased by 1% on year, according to SEMI.

Silicon Motion posts record revenues and profits for 2016

Jan 25, 11:17

Revenues at Silicon Motion Technology climbed to a record US$556 million in 2016, up 54% on year, while net profits (non-GAAP) also reached a record US$130 million. The company's...

Prices for 12-inch silicon wafers set to continue growth

Jan 20, 10:45

Prices for 12-inch blank silicon wafers are set to continue rising, driven by robust demand from foundries and memory chipmakers, according to industry sources.

Shunfeng to expand solar wafer capacity

Jan 11, 11:48

China-based Shunfeng International Clean Energy, who makes poly-Si solar wafers, cells and PV modules, and undertakes PV power station projects, will invest CNY2.2 billion (US$318...

Xi'an LONGi sets up joint venture for mono-Si solar ingots

Jan 6, 11:49

China-based solar-grade monocrystalline silicon wafer maker Xi'an LONGi Silicon Materials has set up a factory of mono-Si ingots with annual production capacity of 5GWp in Lijiang,...

Comtec Solar Systems to sell Malaysia factory to Xi'an LONGi Silicon Materials

Jan 4, 22:02

China-based solar-grade monocrystalline silicon wafer maker Comtec Solar Systems will sell a factory in Malaysia to Xi'an LONGi Silicon Materials at CNY200 million (US$28.7 million),...

Silicon wafer suppliers hike contract prices by 10% for 1Q17

Newswatch - Dec 28, 14:55

Local and international silicon wafer suppliers have settled contract prices for 12-inch wafers for the first quarter of 2017 with Taiwan-based semiconductor firms, with overall prices...

Taiwan government launches Asia Silicon Valley plan

Dec 26, 15:35

The headquarters of the Taiwan government's Asia Silicon Valley plan has begun operations with its main goal to maximize Taiwan's Internet of Things (IoT) business opportunities.

Commentary: Silicon wafer industry headed for consolidation

Dec 13, 12:30

With Siltronic reportedly drawing interest from China's state-backed industry group, the global silicon wafer industry is expected to go through a period of consolidation in 2017.

Imec demos vertically stacked GAA silicon nanowire CMOS transistors

Dec 7, 22:17

Nanoelectronics research center imec has reported for the first time the CMOS integration of vertically stacked gate-all-around (GAA) silicon nanowire MOSFETs. Key in the integration...

TSMC lands new 28nm chip orders for UFS controllers

Dec 2, 11:14

Pure-play foundry Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has obtained 28nm chip orders for UFS memory devices from SK Hynix, Silicon Motion Technology and Phison Electronics,...

Silicon Motion announces SD 5.1 controller solution

Nov 23, 13:47

Silicon Motion Technology has announced that its flagship SM2703 SD controller now supports random read/write performance of up to 2000/800 IOPS to meet the A1 (Application Performance...

GigaDevice to merge with ISSI, say sources

Nov 22, 10:56

Trading in GigaDevice Semiconductor has been suspended on the Shanghai Stock Exchange (SSE), paving the way for the NOR flash specialist to obtain shares of Integrated Silicon Solution...

Global 3Q16 silicon wafer shipments increase, says SEMI

Nov 10, 10:41

Worldwide silicon wafer area shipments increased during the third quarter of 2016 when compared to the second quarter, according to the SEMI Silicon Manufacturers Group (SMG) in its...

GCL-Poly Energy launches TS series solar-grade polycrystalline black silicon wafers

Nov 7, 13:24

China-based GCL-Poly Energy Holdings has launched TS-series solar-grade polycrystalline black silicon wafers. Cells made from the wafers have energy conversion rates of 18.8-19.0%...

Silicon Motion enjoys strong shipments for SSD, eMMC solutions

Nov 1, 11:42

NAND flash device controller supplier Silicon Motion Technology saw revenues generated from its embedded storage products increase over 15% sequentially to account for about 80% of...

Silicon wafer shipments to rise through 2018, says SEMI

Oct 14, 15:39

Polished and epitaxial silicon shipments will come to 10.44 billion square inches in 2016, up 2% from about 10.27 billion square inches in 2015, according to SEMI.

Taiwan chip vendors strive to lower costs

Oct 13, 10:12

Taiwan-based chip suppliers are in talks with their foundry partners about possible ways to cut costs, including reducing silicon area and the number of masks, according to industry...

Prices for solar-grade monocrystalline, polycrystalline silicon wafers drop to US$0.68, US$0.50

Sep 27, 21:59

China-based makers have lowered quotes for a M2-size solar-grade monocrystalline silicon wafer and polycrystalline silicon wafer to US$0.68 and US$0.50 respectively, according to...

Focusing on silicon technologies will be the future road for Taiwan, says Stan Shih

Sep 13, 14:06

Commenting on Taiwan IT industry's next step, Acer co-founder Stan Shih at a forum hosted by Taiwan's Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) on September 12, said the country...

Stan Shih, Acer co-founder

Xian LONGi Silicon Materials to set up capacity in Malaysia, say reports

Aug 22, 15:38

China-based solar-grade monocrystalline silicon wafer maker Xian LONGi Silicon Materials will set up annual integrated production capacity consisting of 300MWp for solar-grade monocrystalline...

GCL-Poly Energy to set up 5GWp high-efficiency solar wafer factory

Aug 22, 14:29

China-based solar-grade crystalline silicon wafer maker GCL-Poly Energy Holdings will invest CNY2 billion (US$301 million) to set up a factory with annual production capacity of 5GWp...

Intel to begin shipments of 100Gbps silicon photonics optical transceivers

Aug 19, 13:56

Intel, at the Intel Developer Forum taking place in San Francisco during August 16-18, announced the beginning of shipping silicon photonics 100Gbps optical transceivers, the world's...

Micron, Silicon Motion team up for UFS solutions

Aug 17, 11:07

Micron Technology is working with its controller partner Silicon Motion Technology to develop controller solutions for Universal Flash Storage (UFS) chips, according to industry sources...

LandMark expects rising revenue proportion for silicon photonics products

Aug 3, 12:00

LandMark Optoelectronics, which supplies GaAs- and InP-based epitaxial wafers for making laser diodes and photo detectors used in optical communication devices, expects the revenue...

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  • Samsung+128GB+TSV+DDR4+RDIMM

    Samsung 128GB TSV DDR4 RDIMM

    Samsung Electronics has announced that it is mass producing what it calls the industry's first "through silicon via" (TSV) double data rate-4 (DDR4) memory in 128-gigabyte (GB) modules...

    Photo: Company, Dec 9.

  • Samsung+30nm+32GB+RDIMM

    Samsung 30nm 32GB RDIMM

    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.

  • Intel+22nm+3D+tri%2Dgate+transistor+

    Intel 22nm 3D tri-gate transistor

    Intel will introduce a 3D transistor design called Tri-Gate, first disclosed by Intel in 2002, into high-volume manufacturing at the 22nm node in an Intel chip codenamed Ivy Bridge...

    Photo: Company, May 6.

  • Silicon+Power+V20+SSD

    Silicon Power V20 SSD

    Silicon Power has announced a new 2.5-inch SATA SSD series, the V20, built using the latest SandForce controller. The new V20 series delivers up to 285MB/s read and 275MB/s write...

    Photo: Company, Feb 22.

  • Altatech+AltaSight+SL300+inspection+system

    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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