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  • Last update: Friday 18 July 2014 [523 news items]

Solar wafer buyers focus on quality, not price

Sep 7, 11:43

The price of 6-inch solar wafers in China has been falling to US$0.98/unit, according to China-based solar firms.

Wafer foundry houses to drive semiconductor equipment demand in 2H12

Sep 6, 01:35

Demand for semiconductor manufacturing equipment in the second half of 2012 will come mainly from the needs of wafer foundry houses to push advanced manufacturing processes into commercial...

Sufficient wafer supply to enable MediaTek to fulfill orders for September

Sep 5, 15:16

MediaTek is able to feel relief now that wafer shipments from Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) have become sufficient, which will enable the handset solution vendor...

TSMC looks to build pilot 18-inch wafer line in 2016-2017

Sep 5, 12:17

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is on track in the development of 18-inch (450mm) wafers with the possibility to build a pilot line in 2016-2017 followed by mass...

TSMC executive says company to make 10nm chips on 18-inch wafers with mass production slated for 20

MediaTek expects flat August revenues due to wafer shortages

Aug 22, 14:59

MediaTek has seen higher than expected orders for smartphone chips from China-based branded and white-box vendors, but expects its consolidated revenues for August to stay flat at...

REC Wafer declares bankruptcy

Aug 20, 10:59

Norway-based solar wafer firm REC Wafer has filed for bankruptcy after its parent company REC ASA announced the termination of further funding last week.

BOE eyes team up with Formosa Epitaxy, Unity Opto to set up LED epitaxial wafer plant

Aug 17, 11:27

China-based LED firms have been producing low-priced LED chips causing oversupply in the upstream LED chip segment to continue. China-based panel maker BOE recently announced plans...

Silicon wafer shipments increase in 2Q12, says SEMI

Aug 16, 15:39

Total silicon wafer area shipments were 2,447 million square inches in the second quarter of 2012, up 20% from the 2,033 million units shipped in the prior quarter, according to SEMI...

Gigastorage introduces G3+ solar wafer with average conversion efficiency of 17.6%

Aug 15, 01:20

Gigastorage has introduced the new G3+ high-efficiency solar wafer with an average conversion efficiency of 17.6%. The firm noted that the efficiency of the product can reach as high...

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REC has decided to cease further funding of solar wafer subsidiary

Aug 14, 15:26

REC ASA has decided to cease further funding of its solar wafer subsidiary, REC Wafer Norway AS. Consequently there is no basis for a solvent winding-up of the company and the Board...

GaAs firms report mixed results for July

Aug 7, 01:15

GaAs foundry houses Win Semiconductors and Advanced Wireless Semiconductor Company (AWSC) have both reported flat sequential growth in sales for July 2012. Sales at wafer supplier...

Nuvoton 2Q12 sales up over 35% on quarter

Jul 10, 12:20

Nuvoton Technology, the logic IC subsidiary of Winbond Electronics, saw its consolidated revenues climb 36.5% sequentially to NT$2.24 billion (US$74.73 million) in the second quarter...

Taiwan solar wafer firms adopt different business strategies

Jul 4, 15:39

Solar wafer makers continue to suffer unprofitably. Taiwan-based Sino-American Silicon (SAS) hopes to weather the storm by carefully controlling cash and waiting for market conditions...

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Maxim to expand and upgrade US wafer fabs

Jun 29, 13:51

Maxim Integrated Products, which specializes in the manufacture of analog and mixed-signal semiconductors, has announced a US$200 million multi-year investment to upgrade its US wafer...

GaAs wafer supplier VPEC seeing orders pick up

Jun 28, 15:35

Major clients have stepped up their pace of orders since June, according to Visual Photonics Epitaxy (VPEC), which supplies GaAs pi-wafers made to fabricate power amplifiers (PA)...

Motech renews solar wafer supply contract based on spot market price

Jun 26, 14:49

Motech Industries, a Taiwan-based maker of solar cells, put an end to a contract with a supplier of solar wafers and renewed the contract with prices based on spot market quotes on...

GaAs firms to post sales growth through 3Q12

Jun 26, 01:30

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

Worldwide wafer fab equipment spending to decline 8.9% in 2012, Gartner says

Jun 25, 16:07

Worldwide wafer fab equipment spending is on pace to total US$33 billion in 2012, a decline of 8.9% from 2011 spending of US$36.2 billion, according to Gartner. The market will return...

Wafer Works sees increasing orders

Jun 20, 01:25

Taiwan-based Wafer Works, which makes small- to medium-sized semiconductor-grade wafers, has indicated orders have been exceeding the firm's capacity. The firm believes by the end...

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Second-tier wafer foundries have low order visibility

Jun 12, 11:13

Some second-tier wafer foundry houses reportedly have seen low order visibility for the third quarter of 2012. Judging from orders they have received thus far, third-quarter order...

TSMC CEO Morris Chang

REC receives US$35 million for terminating a long-term wafer contract

Jun 7, 14:42

Norway-based Renewable Energy Corporation (REC) has agreed to terminate a long-term wafer sales contract and has received US$35 million in cash compensation.

Solar wafer maker GET reports full capacity

May 24, 01:40

Lin Her-lon, general manager of Taiwan-based solar wafer maker Green Energy Technology (GET), has said that orders have been strong and capacity is fully booked. Lin added that the...

Lin Her-lon, chairman of GET

Solar wafer firms inclined to follow solar cell firms to increase quotes

May 23, 01:15

Taiwan-based solar cell makers plan to increase prices as demand has been high. Solar wafer firms hope to follow suit.

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Solar wafer prices to fluctuate in May, says industry source

May 11, 14:19

China's solar industry has been hit hard by oversupply in the market. Some firms are reportedly using shipments to repay debts.

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Commentary: Zero export tariff on China-made solar wafers likely to push down global wafer prices

May 11, 11:26

China-based solar firms have been demanding the government cut export tariffs on solar wafers to zero and allow polysilicon to be exported to international markets. This is likely...

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Global wafer shipments grow 1% in 1Q12, says SEMI

May 10, 10:45

Overall area of silicon wafers shipped in the first quarter of 2012 increased 1% on quarter, but decreased 11% from a year ago, according to SEMI in its quarterly analysis of the...

GaAs wafer firm VPEC to post 5% sales growth in 2Q12

May 8, 01:20

Taiwan's Visual Photonics Epitaxy Company (VPEC), a manufacturer of GaAs pi-wafers made to fabricate power amplifiers (PA) or consumer technology products such as smartphones and...

Taiwan-based solar wafer makers report 1Q12 net losses

May 7, 10:33

Taiwan-based solar wafer makers have not been able to climb out of losses since second half of 2011 despite the fact that most solar wafer firms have clear order visibility in recent...

GaAs wafer makers post mixed results for 1Q12

Apr 30, 16:13

GaAs (gallium arsenide) wafer makers Visual Photonics Epitaxy (VPEC), Win Semiconductor and Advanced Wireless Semiconductor (AWSC) have posted mixed results for the first quarter...

GaAs wafer firm VPEC revenues hit record high in 1Q12

Apr 12, 15:25

Taiwan's Visual Photonics Epitaxy Company (VPEC), a manufacturer of GaAs (gallium arsenide) epi-wafers made to fabricate power amplifiers (PA) for consumer technology products such...

Solar PV module suppliers switch tactics as wafer prices fall 70%, says IMS Research

Apr 12, 14:19

The average price of solar wafers in the first quarter of 2012 fell by more than 70% in a year, according to IMS Research. This dramatic price collapse, caused by a global oversupply,...

Cast-mono wafer production expected to reach 2.4GW in 2012, says Solarbuzz

Mar 27, 14:18

Polysilicon and solar wafer prices fell approximately 50% in 2011. With demand for solar systems forecast to be down or flat in 2012, polysilicon and wafer prices are expected to...

Sapphire wafer prices expected to remain unchanged in 2Q12 due to China-based makers' production

Mar 20, 01:05

As production of sapphire wafers by China-based makers will gradually increase, prices for the product in the second quarter of 2012 are expected to remain at current levels, according...

China solar wafer price drops due to low solar module quotes

Mar 19, 11:58

The price of solar modules in both Europe and China has fallen to new lows trumping the confidence of holding current quotes in the upstream. The recent price of mainstream 6-inch...

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Aptos expanding 12-inch wafer level packaging business

Mar 14, 14:30

Aptos Technology, which specializes in backend services for the production of NAND flash chips and devices such as microSD cards, announced March 13 that two of its subsidiaries will...

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  • 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.

  • KLA%2DTencor+VisEdge+CV300R%2DEP

    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...

    Photo: Company, Sep 1.

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