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RS Technologies to open wafer reclaim fab in Taiwan

Nov 25, 10:58

Japan-based RS Technologies, a provider of wafer reclaim services for the semiconductor industry, will hold an opening ceremony for a new wafer reclaim plant in Tainan, southern Taiwan...

Silicon wafer shipments decline in 3Q15, says SEMI

Nov 12, 21:29

Worldwide silicon wafer area shipments decreased during the third quarter 2015 when compared to second-quarter area shipments, according to SEMI.

Hiwin lands robot orders from wafer equipment supplier

Nov 11, 11:45

Precision motion mechanical component maker Hiwin Technologies has obtained orders for more than 200 robots used in semiconductor wafer production lines from a Taiwan-based supplier...

China becoming a major investment market for Intel

Nov 5, 15:31

Intel Capital is estimated to invest a total of US$500 million in 2015. Prior to the end of October, Intel Capital had already invested US$168 million in China and with a separate...

UMC expects shipment fall in 4Q15

Oct 29, 10:09

IC foundry United Microelectronics (UMC) expects to post a shipment fall of less than 5% sequentially in the fourth quarter of 2015, as a result of ongoing inventory adjustments within...

Global mono-Si wafer capacity expected to exceed 14GW in 2015, says report

Oct 26, 15:59

Soaring demand from China, Japan and the US ensures that the first-tier photovoltaic (PV) module manufacturers are booked in orders up to the first quarter of 2016. Currently, prices...

Utilization rates at 8-inch fabs rise

Oct 23, 15:38

Taiwan-based IC foundries have recently landed a pull-in of orders for LCD driver ICs, analog chips and consumer ICs lifting capacity utilization rates at their 8-inch fabs, according...

Silicon wafer shipments to grow modestly, says SEMI

Oct 22, 11:19

Silicon wafer shipments to the global semiconductor industry are forecast to increase at a modest pace in 2015, 2016 and 2017, according to SEMI.

200mm wafer fab capacity to reach 5.4 million wspm in 2018, says SEMI

Oct 21, 10:42

Worldwide 200mm semiconductor wafer fab capacity is forecast to reach 5.2 million wafer starts per month (wspm) in 2015, and will expand to 5.4 million wspm in 2018, according to...

Samsung Xian fab generates CNY11.51 billion in January-August output value, says China paper

Oct 20, 15:18

Samsung's 12-inch wafer fab in Xian, China generated a total of CNY11.509 billion (US$1.81 billion) in the first eight months of 2015, according to China-based newspaper Xian...

KYEC posts record 3Q15 revenues

Oct 7, 22:15

Wafer probing service company King Yuan Electronics (KYEC) saw its third-quarter revenues climb to a record high of NT$4.42 billion (US$135.3 million).

KYEC August revenues slip 3%

Sep 9, 21:10

King Yuan Electronics (KYEC), which provides wafer probe and final test services for mainly mobile chip solutions, saw its August revenues slip 3.3% sequentially.

Ardentec 1H15 profits rise 8%

Stockwatch - Aug 21, 14:44

Semiconductor wafer testing service provider Ardentec has reported net profits of NT$517 million (US$16.1 million) for the first half of 2015, up 8.2% on year. EPS for the six-month...

Silicon wafer shipments rise 2.5% in 2Q15, says SEMI

Aug 12, 21:11

Worldwide silicon wafer area shipments increased during the second quarter 2015 when compared to first-quarter area shipments, according to SEMI.

KYEC July sales hit record

Aug 7, 10:10

King Yuan Electronics (KYEC), which provides wafer probe and final test services for chips such as LCD driver ICs, CMOS image sensors, MEMS, NFC and other mobile chip solutions, has...

UMC expects wafer shipments to drop in 3Q15

Jul 30, 11:16

Foundry chipmaker United Microelectronics (UMC) expects to post an up to 5% sequential decrease in wafer shipments for the third quarter of 2015, while its capacity utilization rate...

Inotera raises capex for 2015

Jul 29, 11:30

Inotera Memories has raised its capex budget to NT$57 billion (US$1.81 billion) for 2015, and reiterated plans to convert 80% of its total wafer start capacity to 20nm process technology...

GCL-Poly Energy to set up solar-grade monocrystalline wafer capacity

Jul 8, 14:27

China-based solar-grade polycrystalline silicon wafer maker GCL-Poly Energy Holdings will extend production to solar-grade monocrystalline wafers through setting up annual production...

KYEC posts slight revenue growth in June

Jul 7, 21:55

King Yuan Electronics (KYEC), which provides wafer probing and final test services for chips such as LCD driver ICs, CMOS image sensors, MEMS, NFC and other mobile chip solutions,...

IC manufacturers close or repurpose 83 wafer fabs from 2009-2014, says IC Insights

Jun 17, 15:59

Since the global economic recession of 2008-2009, the IC industry has been on a mission to pare down older capacity in order to produce devices more cost-effectively on larger wafers...

Silicon wafer shipments increase in 1Q15, says SEMI

May 19, 15:57

SEMI has reported that worldwide silicon wafer area shipments registered increases of 3.4% sequentially and 11.6% on year in the first quarter of 2015.

Utilization rates at 8-inch fabs falling

May 7, 10:04

Capacity utilization rates at 8-inch wafer fabs have fallen at a faster-than-expected pace recently prompting foundry houses to lower their quotes, according to sources at Taiwan-based...

Winbond reportedly to place orders with China 12-inch foundry

May 6, 21:55

Taiwan-based Winbond Electronics will likely place orders with Shanghai Huali Microelectronics (HLMC), a 12-inch wafer foundry in China, according to industry sources.

UMC expects flat performance in 2Q15

Apr 29, 21:40

Foundry chipmaker United Microelectronics (UMC) expects its wafer shipments and ASPs to stay flat sequentially in the second quarter of 2015, while sales generated from 28nm process...


Powerchip reportedly to set up 12-inch wafer fab in China

Apr 14, 11:32

Powerchip Technology will partner with the Hefei city government to set up a joint-venture fab in the capital city of China's Anhui Province, according to industry sources. The JV...

TSMC to construct Fab 15 Phase 5 facility starting May

Apr 9, 22:04

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) will break ground for the fifth phase construction of its 12-inch wafer plant in central Taiwan in May, according to industry sour...


SAS to expand solar-grade silicon ingot, wafer capacities

Apr 2, 14:04

Sino-American Silicon Products (SAS) will expand annual production capacity for solar-grade crystalline silicon ingots and wafers from 900MWp and 850MWp respectively in 2014 to 1.1GWp...

Former SMIC CEO to set up 12-inch wafer plant in Shanghai

Mar 24, 15:26

Richard Chang, former CEO of China-based Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC), reportedly will set up a new firm in Shanghai for producing 12-inch silicon...

Epistar acquires GaN-on-Si technology from Allos

Mar 13, 10:37

Taiwan-based LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar has announced is has received a license for GaN-on-Si technology from Germany-based Allos Semiconductors and the two firms...

Lextar Electronics to expand LED epitaxial wafer capacity

Mar 2, 21:04

LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker and LED packaging service provider Lextar Electronics, in view of fast growing demand for LED lighting, will expand its monthly LED epitaxial wafer...

Silicon wafer shipments reach record level in 2014, says SEMI

Feb 10, 20:15

SEMI has reported that worldwide silicon wafer area shipments increased 11% to a record high of 10.098 billion square inches in 2014.

SAS expects solar wafer capacity to be in full use in 1Q15, says president

Feb 2, 11:00

Solar wafer maker Sino-American Silicon Products (SAS) expects utilization of its polycrystalline ingot growing capacity to rise from 70% currently to 100% in first-quarter 2015,...

IC design houses to increase wafer orders for 2Q15

Jan 30, 16:09

A number of Taiwan-based IC design houses have decided to book more wafer orders for the second quarter of 2015 due to tight production capacity at wafer foundry houses, according...

Memory suppliers account for more than 60% of 300mm wafer capacity, says IC Insights

Jan 29, 19:45

IC Insights has published a ranking of the industry's largest IC manufacturers in terms of installed 300mm wafer start capacity in 2014. Included in the list are four companies from...

Solar wafer maker Gigastorage expects full utilization in March

Jan 29, 11:13

Taiwan-based solar-grade polysilicon wafer maker Gigastorage expects to reach full utilization of its annual capacity of 700MWp in March 2015, up from the current 70%, due to growing...

Gigastorage president Tsai Li-chuan
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    Micron 16nm flash die

    Micron Technology has announced the sampling of its 16nm, 128Gb MLC NAND flash memory devices, designed for applications like SSDs, USB drives and flash memory cards, tablets, ultra-thin...

    Photo: Company, Jul 23.

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    KLA-Tencor 2910 series optical inspection system and eDR-7100 e-beam review tool

    KLA-Tencor has announced the new 2910 series optical wafer defect inspection platform with NanoPoint technology and the new eDR-7100 electron-beam wafer defect review system. Meeting...

    Photo: Company, Jul 18.

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    KLA-Tencor Surfscan SP3

    KLA-Tencor has announced a new generation in the Surfscan family of wafer defect and surface quality inspection systems: the Surfscan SP3. As the first unpatterned wafer inspection...

    Photo: Company, Jul 18.

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    Canon 202x205mm image sensor

    Canon has developed what it claims is the world's largest CMOS image sensor, with a chip size measuring 202x205mm. The newly-developed CMOS sensor is among the largest chips that...

    Photo: Company, Sep 10.

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    KLA-Tencor VisEdge CV300R-EP

    KLA-Tencor has announced the latest addition to its VisEdge family of wafer edge inspection and metrology systems. The VisEdge CV300R-EP introduces two edge-metrology capabilities...

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