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  • Last update: Thursday 18 December 2014 [1141 news items]

14nm process to bring healthy competition among foundries: Q&A with Globalfoundries senior VP Chuck Fox

Dec 18, 14:35

The move by Globalfoundries to acquire IBM's semiconductor business unit and to team up with Samsung Electronics to aggressively step into the 14nm process market indicates the US-based...

Chuck Fox, globalfoundries

TSMC chairman disagrees with Alibaba chairman on lack of entrepreneurs in Taiwan

Dec 17, 16:11

Executive chairman Jack Ma for China-based Alibaba Group, in a speech delivered in Taipei on December 15, said that there have been no new entrepreneurs in Taiwan in the past 15 years...

IC foundries gearing up for 8-inch fab expansions

Dec 17, 11:10

China-based IC foundry Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) is looking to expand production capacity at its 8-inch wafer fab in Shenzhen, while Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing...

Global business prospects are optimistic in 2015, says TSMC chairman

Dec 16, 16:13

Morris Chang, chairman of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), has said that he is optimistic about the business prospects for 2015.

Globalfoundries striving to win orders from Qualcomm and Apple

Dec 11, 10:58

Globalfoundries is striving to be among the major contract chipmakers of Qualcomm and Apple, vying for 14nm chip orders from the two vendors, according to industry sources.

TSMC November sales slip 10%

Dec 10, 21:30

Contract chipmaker Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has announced consolidated sales of NT$72.28 billion (US$2.32 billion) for November 2014, down 10.5% sequential...

Global IC foundry sales to rise 12% in 2015, says TSMC co-CEO

Dec 4, 21:21

The global IC foundry market is forecast to increase 12% in 2015, outpacing the overall semiconductor sector's 5% growth, said TSMC's co-CEO Mark Liu at the company's 14th annual...

TSMC will outperform the worldwide IC foundry market in 2015, says company co-CEO Liu

TSMC to hold annual supply chain forum on December 4

Dec 2, 14:25

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) will hold its annual supply chain management forum on December 4, and is expected to reveal the latest developments on its 16nm and...

Global Unichip obtains server chip orders from major Japan-based networking solution provider

Dec 1, 21:49

Global Unichip has announced that an ongoing series of server-related designs for one of the major Japan-based networking solution providers is in mass production.

TSMC to grab 40-50% of A9 chip orders

Nov 26, 13:56

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is expected to secure a combined 40-50% of Apple's A9 processor orders for next-generation iPad and iPhone devices, according to...

ASML lands EUV tool orders from TSMC

Nov 25, 16:01

Lithography system vendor ASML announced on November 24 that Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has ordered two NXE:3350B EUV systems for delivery in 2015 with the...

TSMC orders equipment for NT$2.4 billion

Stockwatch - Nov 24, 21:55

Contract chipmaker Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has purchased a batch of machinery and engineering equipment from cleanroom constructor United Information Systems...

TSMC to offer InFO packaging for 16nm chips in 2016, says paper

Newswatch - Nov 21, 16:11

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) will be able to offer its backend InFO (integrated fan-out) wafer-level packaging process for 16nm chips as soon as 2016, the Chinese-language...

Commentary: Who will win in race for Apple A9 chip orders?

Nov 20, 11:21

There have been many speculations circulating about Apple's A9 processors, which are to be used in next-generation iPhone and iPad devices in 2015.

TSMC buys Qualcomm Taiwan factory for US$85 million

Stockwatch - Nov 19, 15:58

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has acquired a Qualcomm factory in Longtan, northern Taiwan, for US$85 million, according to a company filing with the Taiwan Stock...

TSMC board passes budget for capacity expansion

Nov 12, 22:09

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company's (TSMC) board of directors has approved plans to spend US$5.57 billion to expand both advanced and mainstream technology capacities, and...

Semi material distributors Topco, Wah Lee 4Q14 sales to drop up to 5%

Nov 12, 22:06

Semiconductor material suppliers Topco Scientific and Wah Lee Industrial are expected to enjoy a particularly strong fourth quarter buoyed by the ramping of 20nm process products...

TSMC 16FinFET Plus process achieves risk production milestone

Nov 12, 16:08

TSMC has announced its 16nm FinFET Plus (16FF+) process is now in risk production. This enhanced version of TSMC's 16FF process operates 40% faster than the company's planar 20nm...

TSMC sales top NT$80 billion in October

Nov 10, 14:57

Monthly sales at contract chipmaker Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) exceeded NT$80 billion (US$2.62 billion) for the first time in October 2014.

TSMC to buy Qualcomm Taiwan factory for backend business expansion, says report

Newswatch - Nov 10, 13:56

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is mulling buying a Qualcomm factory in Taiwan as part of plans to expand its packaging and test business, according to a Chinese-language...

Synaptics reportedly trialing 55nm driver IC production

Nov 7, 10:42

Synaptics, following its acquisition of Renesas SP Drivers, recently started trial production of LCD driver ICs using TSMC's 55nm node, according to industry sources.

TSMC buys NT$1.4 billion of equipment from three suppliers

Stockwatch - Nov 5, 21:27

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has purchased a batch of machinery and engineering equipment from Kinmax Technology, Screen Semiconductor Solutions and Tokyo Electron...

Samsung, TSMC still competing for Apple A9 chip orders

Nov 4, 00:23

Samsung Electronics and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) are still in the race for orders for next-generation SoCs from Apple, which is expected to confirm the chip...

TSMC to trail Samsung by 14pp in FinFET in 2015, says Barclays

Oct 30, 10:57

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) will have a 39% share in the FinFET process segment in 2015 compared to Samsung Electronics' 53%, according to an estimate of Barclays...

AMD CEO to visit Lenovo, Asustek, TSMC and Acer

Oct 28, 12:27

AMD CEO Lisa Su is planning to visit Lenovo in China and Asustek Computer, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) and Acer in Taiwan in the near future to tighten its relationships...

AMD CEO Lisa Su

Foundry houses in Taiwan and China ramping 8-inch wafer capacity for IoT applications

Oct 27, 22:19

Major wafer foundry houses in Taiwan and China are ramping up the capacity of their 8-inch fabs in order to grasp opportunities in the growing business opportunities derived from...

Samsung, TSMC Solid State Lighting reportedly to quit LED lighting business, say Taiwan makers

Oct 21, 22:23

Samsung Electronics will reportedly withdraw from the global LED lighting market except South Korea due to low-price pressure from China-based makers, while Taiwan-based TSMC Solid...

TSMC to start production of 16nm process products in 2Q15

Oct 17, 11:39

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) will begin volume production of 16nm FinFET process products in the second quarter or early third quarter of 2015, according to company...

TSMC posts net income of over NT$76 billion for 3Q14

Oct 16, 14:37

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has announced consolidated revenues of NT$209.05 billion (US$6.88 billion), net income of NT$76.34 billion, and diluted earnings...

Handset solution vendors to launch low-priced 4G chips in 1H15

Oct 16, 09:53

Handset solution vendors are preparing to launch next-generation 4G chipsets in the first half of 2015 with prices likely to be 30% cheaper than current models, heralding keen competition...

TSMC reportedly lands CPU orders for Apple next-generation iPad

Oct 15, 11:36

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has reportedly landed CPU orders for Apple's upcoming next-generation iPad expected to be released in early 2015, according to sources...

Wafer supplies to affect 4Q14 performance at Taiwan-based IC design houses

Oct 13, 11:48

Some Taiwan-based LCD driver and analog IC vendors have indicated that their performance for the fourth quarter of 2014 will hinge on the supply of 8-inch wafers from major foundry...

TSMC September revenues increase

Stockwatch - Oct 9, 16:35

TSMC has reported consolidated revenues of NT$74.846 billion (US$2.5 billion) for September 2014, representing a 8.04% increase on month and 35.14% increase on year.

Alchip to build Bitcoin mining ASICs on 16nm process in 2015

Oct 9, 14:38

Alchip Technologies, a leading fabless IC design house specializing in Bitcoin mining ASICs, plans to migrate to a 16nm process in 2015 from the current 28nm process. Alchip has been...

Hard for Samsung to compete with TSMC for Apple A9 processor orders, say Taiwan makers

Oct 7, 12:34

While Samsung Electronics has attempted to offer low quotes to obtain 14nm FinFET foundry orders for A9 processors from Apple in 2015, it may be difficult for the Korea-based company...

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    Before Going to Press | Dec 18, 21:29

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    Before Going to Press | Dec 18, 21:28

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    Before Going to Press | Dec 18, 21:27

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    Before Going to Press | Dec 18, 21:26

  • Some China PV module makers replace Taiwan-made solar cells with Southeast Asia-made models

    Before Going to Press | Dec 18, 21:26

  • LED light bulb prices fall in Europe, China markets

    Before Going to Press | Dec 18, 21:24

  • NAND flash contract prices see modest drop in 1H December, says DRAMeXchange

    Before Going to Press | Dec 18, 21:23

  • Global Ultra HD TV penetration to rise to 14.2%, says WitsView

    Before Going to Press | Dec 18, 21:23

  • PV equipment book-to-bill ratio stays below parity in 3Q14, says SEMI

    Before Going to Press | Dec 18, 21:22

  • Digitimes Research: Top-3 China based server vendors may ship 2 million units in 2015

    Before Going to Press | Dec 18, 21:21

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    Before Going to Press | Dec 18, 21:20

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    Altera 28nm Stratix V FPGA

    Altera has announced its next-generation 28nm Stratix V FPGA family, which offers up to 1.6Tbps of serial switching capability. Manufactured on TSMC's 28nm HP process, the Stratix...

    Photo: Company, Apr 21.

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    Altera Stratix IV FPGA family

    Altera has announced silicon availability of 40nm field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) for communications, broadcast, test, medical and military applications. The new Altera FPGA...

    Photo: Company, Dec 18.

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    TSMC: Steady semiconductor industry growth to persist for at least a decade

    Kenneth Kin, senior vice president of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC)'s worldwide sales and service unit is confident of seeing the semiconductor industry maintain...

    Photo: Andrea Liu, DigiTimes, Jun 23.

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    TSMC chairman Morris Chang shows 300mm wafer technology at SemiTech

    TSMC chairman Morris Chang shows a 300mm wafer with copper pad and bumping, made by TSMC, to Taiwan's Premier Su Tseng-chang at SemiTech Taipei 2006

    Photo: Vyacheslav Sobolev, DigiTimes, May 4.

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    TSMC showcases world's first 0.13-micron wafer

    The world's first 12-inch wafer fabbed using a 0.13-micron process, produced by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, is on display at the company's booth at Semicon China.

    Photo: Cage Chao, DigiTimes, Mar 23.

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