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Global wafer foundry capital spending to reach US$41 billion in 2014, says SEMI

Sep 3, 21:01

Capital spending by wafer foundry houses is expected to grow by an annual rate of 23-27% to US$41 billion in 2014 after expanding 2% to US$32.5 billion in 2013, 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 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.

Qualcomm to switch 28nm HKMG wafer orders from TSMC to Globalfoundries, say sources

Aug 6, 22:23

Qualcomm reportedly will switch 10,000 units, or 20% of its orders for 28nm HKMG wafers, from Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) to Globalfoundries starting September...

Sapphire wafer prices rising due to growing demand, say Taiwan makers

Jul 30, 14:10

Global demand for sapphire wafers is growing due to use in smartphones in addition to LEDs, and therefore prices of sapphire wafers are rising, according to Taiwan-based sapphire...

Memory and foundry chipmakers hold more than half of wafer capacity, says IC Insights

Jul 10, 11:51

The memory and IC foundry industries collectively contributed more than half of worldwide installed capacity as of December 2012, according to IC Insights.

Installed 300mm wafer capacity to rise through 2017, says IC Insights

Jul 4, 16:14

In terms of surface area shipped, 300mm wafers represented 56% of worldwide installed capacity in December 2012. Production using 300mm wafers is forecast to increase steadily and...

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...

GET to hike solar wafer capacity

Jun 26, 13:57

Taiwan-based solar wafer maker Green Energy Technology (GET) has upgraded ingot slicing technology and will invest NT$50 million (US$1.67 million) to expand monthly production from...

Globalfoundries lands wafer start orders from China-based Rockchip

Jun 18, 22:18

Globalfoundries has landed wafer start orders from China-based SoC solution provider Rockchip Electronics. The US-based foundry house will manufacture Rockchip's RK3188 and RK3168...

SMIC forms joint venture to establish new wafer fab in Beijing

Jun 4, 19:36

Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) has announced that the company and its subsidiary SMIC Beijing have entered into a joint venture with Beijing Industrial Development...

Digitimes Research: Rising mobile device demand drives TSMC, UMC wafer shipment growth in 2Q13

May 15, 14:07

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) and United Microelectronics (UMC) both saw their wafer shipments increase sequentially in April 2013, thanks to rising demand for...

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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

Solar wafer production forecast to grow 19% in 2013, says Solarbuzz

May 9, 20:38

After falling 15% in 2012, solar wafer production is forecast to grow 19% in 2013, passing 30GW and recovering to 2011 levels, according to Solarbuzz. However, industry utilization...

Tablet chipset solution vendors ramping wafer starts

Apr 23, 22:11

Tablet chipset solution vendors including MediaTek, Realtek Semiconductor, Elan Microelectronics as well as China-based Allwinner Technology and Rockchip Electronics reportedly are...

Gudeng warns loss likely for 1Q13

Apr 11, 15:51

Taiwan-based Gudeng Precision Industrial, a semiconductor front-end equipment manufacturer specializing in mask solution products and wafer handling equipment, has issued a profit...

Processes below 40nm account for 27% of global wafer capacity, says IC Insights

Apr 9, 15:27

More than 25% of installed wafer capacity worldwide was dedicated to the production of ICs having geometries smaller than 40nm as of the end of 2012, while about 22% of the global...

Sapphire wafer makers to see 2013 revenues drop by 10%, say market analysts

Mar 25, 21:57

Taiwan-based sapphire wafer makers are expected to have 2013 revenues decreasing by 10% from 2012 because many China-based fellow makers will bring production capacities into operation...

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Wafer Works Epitaxial to expand production capacity in 2013

Mar 11, 21:45

Wafer Works Epitaxial, a Taiwan-based subsidiary of Wafer Works that produces silicon epitaxial wafers in Shanghai, eastern China, will expand its monthly production capacity from...

Europe polysilicon makers seeking cooperation with Taiwan solar wafer makers

Feb 27, 14:29

To avoid possible tariffs imposed by China, Europe-based polysilicon firms have been reportedly seeking cooperation with Taiwan-based solar wafer makers. Solar firms noted that the...

Five IC suppliers to hold one-third of 300mm wafer capacity in 2013, says IC Insights

Feb 20, 20:28

Semiconductor industry capital spending is becoming more concentrated, with a greater percentage of spending coming from a shrinking number of companies. IC industry capacity is also...

Equipment maker Gudeng gearing up for contract business

Feb 19, 15:07

Gudeng Precision Industrial, which has developed handling equipment for the manufacture of 18-inch wafers, has unveiled plans to step into the contract-manufacturing market for automation...

Silicon wafer revenues fall in 2012, says SEMI

Feb 18, 16:15

Worldwide silicon wafer revenues declined by 12% in 2012 compared to 2011, according to the SEMI Silicon Manufacturers Group (SMG) in its year-end analysis of the silicon wafer industry...

Diode maker Actron to increase wafer self-sufficiency

Feb 8, 14:36

Automotive diode maker Actron Technology expects to increase the ratio of in-house produced diffusion wafers to 50-60% in 2013, up from the current 35%, according to the company.

UMC expects flat 1Q13

Feb 6, 19:33

United Microelectronics (UMC) expects its wafer shipments to rise 6% sequentially in the first quarter of 2013, with average selling prices (ASP) decreasing also 6%.

Wafer probing demand to pick up in 2Q13, says KYEC chairman

Jan 16, 16:17

King Yuan Electronics Company (KYEC) expects to see a rebound in wafer probing orders starting the second quarter of 2013, as demand coming from the smartphone and tablet sectors...

Ardentec expects sales rebound in 2Q13

Dec 22, 11:03

Wafer probing service provider Ardentec has expressed caution about its business performance in first-quarter 2013, but expects sales to rebound in the second quarter.

KLA-Tencor intros new LED wafer inspection system

Dec 5, 14:46

KLA-Tencor has announced its next-generation LED patterned wafer inspection tool, the ICOS WI-2280. Designed specifically for defect inspection and 2D metrology for LED applications,...

Silicon wafer shipments slip in 3Q12, says SEMI

Nov 13, 22:19

Worldwide silicon wafer area shipments registered a 2% sequential decrease in the third quarter of 2012, according to SEMI.

ProMOS to sell fab by year-end, become fabless

Nov 6, 11:11

ProMOS Technologies has announced plans to sell its 12-inch wafer plant and related facilities through open bidding by the end of 2012, in a move to become a fabless memory-IC comp...

ProMOS to become fabless

GaAs firms to see sales rebound in 4Q12

Oct 26, 15:18

GaAs foundries Advanced Wireless Semiconductor Company (AWSC) and Win Semiconductors, and GaAs wafer supplier Visual Photonics Epitaxy Company (VPEC) are expected to see their sales...

TSMC to build pilot line for development of 18-inch wafer and 7nm process, says paper

Newswatch - Oct 24, 11:41

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has bought a land lot of 14.32 hectares in the Chunan base of Hsinchu Science Park (HSP) for NT$3.2 billion (US$109.1 million), and...

Wafer fab equipment spending to decline 13.3% in 2012, says Gartner

Oct 2, 15:56

Global wafer fab equipment spending is on pace to total US$31.4 billion in 2012, a decline of 13.3% from 2011 spending of US$36.2 billion, according to Gartner. The research firm...

GET downward adjusts solar wafer capacity utilization to 50% due to price drops

Sep 26, 01:00

Taiwan-based solar-grade polycrystalline silicon wafer maker Green Energy Technology (GET), in view of continual decreases in solar wafer prices, has adjusted its strategy by selecting...

China-based LDK debuts M3 solar wafer with 17.5-18% efficiency

Sep 19, 15:44

China-based LDK Solar unveiled its M3 solar wafer with energy conversion rates of 17.5-18%, 0.7pp higher than those of the predecessor model M2 on September 18 in Taipei. Executives...

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    Photo: Company, Jul 18.

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    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 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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