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  • Last update: Friday 20 October 2017 [762 news items]

Globalfoundries demos 2.5D HBM solution

Aug 16, 09:33

Globalfoundries has demonstrated silicon functionality of a 2.5D packaging solution for its 14nm FinFET FX-14 integrated design system for application-specific integrated circuits...

Globalfoundries intros solution leveraging 2.5D packaging with low-latency

China market: Solar wafer makers may ask for lower tariffs for polysilicon imports in 2018

Aug 15, 14:49

China-based solar wafer makers who are adding production capacities that will come into operation in 2018 are expected to increase their demand for polysilicion and ask the government...

Robust silicon wafer, photoresist demand to boost Topco revenues in 3Q17

Aug 15, 11:51

IC materials distributor Topco Scientific is expected to report brisk sales results for the third quarter of 2017 thanks to strong demand for silicon wafers and photoresists, according...

MediaTek under pressure to cut chip prices

Aug 15, 11:29

With Qualcomm lowering prices for its Snapdragon 450 chips to less than US$10.50, MediaTek is under pressure to cut prices for its upcoming Helio P23 series designed for mid-range...

MediaTek has lowered prices for its upcoming Helio P23 chips to secure orders

GCS optimistic about VCSEL demand for data centers

Aug 14, 11:09

Pure-play compound semiconductor wafer foundry Global Communication Semiconductors (GCS) has expressed optimism about gallium arsenide (GaAs) demand for vertical cavity surface-emitting...

DRAM contract prices to continue growth in 3Q17, says DRAMeXchange

Aug 11, 11:37

DRAM contract prices, which began to rise in the second half of 2016, continue their growth in the second half of 2017. Prices are set to continue rising in the third quarter, according...

Shanghai Huahong renames fabs

Aug 11, 11:35

Shanghai Huahong Group has renamed all the wafer fabs under the group. The move is to enhance the overall image of the group's IC manufacturing business, and enable its worldwide...

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ChipMOS obtains backend orders from Novatek

Aug 10, 11:46

ChipMOS Technologies has obtained backend orders for touch display driver ICs (TDDI) from Novatek Microelectronics, with shipments set to kick off in the fourth quarter of 2017, according...

ChipMOS gearing up for robust demand for TDDI chips

UMC, VIS July revenues down

Aug 9, 19:51

Pure-play wafer foundries United Microelectronics (UMC) and Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) have reported sequential decreases in July consolidated revenues of 2.4% and...

GlobalWafers posts record 2Q17 profit

Aug 9, 15:30

Taiwan-based GlobalWafers, a silicon wafer supplier, has reported net profits climbed to a record high of NT$1.29 billion (US$42.8 million) in the second quarter of 2017. EPS for...

Sumco to expand production capacity for 300mm silicon wafers

Aug 9, 14:09

Sumco has announced plans to expand production capacity for 300mm silicon wafers by 110,000 units per month. The additional capacity is expected to come online in the first half of...

Worldwide semiconductor capital spending to grow 10.2% in 2017, says Gartner

Aug 4, 14:22

Worldwide semiconductor capital spending is projected to increase 10.2% to US$77.7 billion in 2017, according to Gartner. This growth rate is up from Gartner's previous forecast of...

Commentary: Can Samsung Foundry unseat TSMC?

Aug 3, 21:20

Samsung Foundry has unveiled an aggressive sub-10nm roadmap that scales down to 4nm, and claimed it is looking to unseat United Microelectronics (UMC) as the world's second-largest...

TSMC is the leader in the pure-play foundry sector

Shanghai Huahong to build 12-inch fab in Wuxi

Aug 2, 21:47

Shanghai Huahong Group on August 2 struck a deal with the national China Integrated Circuit Industry Investment Fund and the city government of Wuxi to set up a new 12-inch wafer...

HHGrace likely to operate a new 12-inch fab in Wuxi

LandMark Opto plans new plant to fill orders for silicon photonic products

Aug 2, 16:06

Aided by the rapid development of global data centers and the ensuing strong demand for silicon photonic products, Taiwan-based epi-wafer maker LandMark Optoelectronics expects a...

Machvision, Utechzone post profit growths in 2Q17

Aug 1, 16:06

Automated optical inspection (AOI) equipment specialists Machvision and Utechzone both enjoyed profit growths in the second quarter of 2017, thanks mainly to brisk demand for PCB...

VIS expects to post up to 11% revenue growth in 3Q17

Jul 31, 20:17

Specialty IC foundry Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) has forecast consolidated revenues for the third quarter of 2017 will be between NT$6.1 billion (US$201.7 million)...

Winbond to spend NT$6.28 billion on equipment

Jul 27, 22:59

Taiwan-based Winbond Electronics, a provider of specialty DRAM and flash memory, has announced plans to budget an additional capex of NT$6.28 billion (US$207.7 million) for buying...

Wafer suppliers to build new 8-inch plants in China

Jul 27, 15:10

Additional new production capacity for 8-inch silicon wafers is expected to emerge in China, with companies including GlobalWafers and Wafer Works looking to build new plants.

Supply of 8-inch silicon wafers has been tight

TSMC, UMC offer higher prices to secure wafer supplies

Jul 27, 15:09

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) and United Microelectronics (UMC) have recently secured 1-2 year supply contracts with Shin-Etsu and Sumco and offered higher prices...

UMC expects flat 3Q17

Jul 26, 21:35

United Microelectronics (UMC) expects its wafer shipments and ASPs to stay flat sequentially in the third quarter of 2017. The guidance is lower than market watchers' estimates of...

PTI optimistic about 3Q17

Jul 25, 21:46

Memory backend specialist Powertech Technology (PTI) expects its sales to peak in the third quarter, and remains optimistic about the outlook for the fourth quarter.

Silicon wafer shipments remain at record highs, says SEMI

Jul 25, 20:31

Worldwide silicon wafer area shipments remained at their highest recorded quarterly level in the second quarter 2017, according to the SEMI Silicon Manufacturers Group (SMG) in its...

Chip demand from non-Apple camp slows

Jul 24, 13:08

Chip suppliers engaged in Apple's supply chain started to see orders pick up in June. On the other hand, chip demand from the non-Apple camp has been slow, according to sources at...

Nanya nets EPS of NT$2.35 in 2Q17

Jul 18, 15:31

Recognized gains from the sale of Micron Technology shares boosted net profits at Taiwan-based Nanya Technology, which surged 96.9% sequentially to NT$6.45 billion (US$212.4 million)...

TSMC 2Q17 EPS hits 5-quarter low

Jul 13, 15:56

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has reported net profits of NT$66.27 billion (US$2.18 billion) on consolidated revenues of NT$213.86 billion for the second quarter...

Global semiconductor equipment sales set to reach record high in 2017, says SEMI

Jul 12, 15:11

Worldwide sales of new semiconductor manufacturing equipment are projected to increase 19.8% to total US$49.4 billion in 2017, marking the first time that the semiconductor equipment...

SMIC increases output for NOR flash, while XMC cuts production

Jul 12, 14:48

Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) has landed more orders for NOR flash chips from GigaDevice Semiconductor and increased output, according to industry sources. On the...

Micron resumes DRAM production at Taiwan plant

Jul 11, 14:32

Micron has reiterated that DRAM chip production at its Taoyuan, Taiwan site, where there was a minor facility related event on July 1, has already resumed.

SK Hynix sets up foundry subsidiary, says report

Jul 11, 14:09

Memory chipmaker SK Hynix has announced the establishment of wholly-owned subsidiary SK Hynix System IC, which will be specializing in IC foundry services, according to a report from...

NSIG hires former MEMC CEO

Jul 10, 21:40

China's National Silicon Industry Group (NSIG) has hired Nabeel Gareeb, former CEO of MEMC Electronic Materials, to help it establish a materials eco-system in China.

TSMC, UMC June revenues rise

Jul 10, 14:47

Pure-play foundries Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) and United Microelectronics (UMC) have reported sequential increases in June consolidated revenues of 15.6% and...

Sigurd to acquire half of Winstek via Bloomeria takeover

Jul 5, 22:20

IC testing company Sigurd Microelectronics has announced plans to acquire 100% of Singapore-based Bloomeria Limited, which will allow the Taiwan-based company to also obtain a more...

About half of wafers produced at Micron Taiwan fab scrapped, says report

Jul 5, 13:49

A Taiwan-based DRAM foundry owned by Micron Technology, which was formerly Inotera Memories, recently scrapped half of the wafers produced at its 12-inch fab due to problems associated...

China poly-Si solar wafer makers shifting to diamond wire slicing

Jul 5, 11:25

China-based solar-grade polycrystalline silicon wafer makers are replacing slurry slicing with diamond wire slicing and many of them will completely use diamond wire slicing around...

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  • Winbond+SpiStack+memories

    Winbond SpiStack memories

    Winbond Electronics has announced an expansion of its flash product portfolio with the introduction of a family of stackable SpiFlash memory devices. The new SpiStack W25M Series...

    Photo: Company, Mar 30.

  • Micron+16nm+flash+die

    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.

  • KLA%2DTencor+2910+series+optical+inspection+system+and+eDR%2D7100+e%2Dbeam+review+tool

    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.

  • KLA%2DTencor+Surfscan+SP3

    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.

  • Canon+202x205mm+image+sensor

    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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