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  • Last update: Thursday 30 June 2016 [619 news items]

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...

HLMC and MediaTek partner on 28nm technology development and wafer production

Dec 15, 21:33

Shanghai Huali Microelectronics (HLMC) has announced it is working closely with MediaTek on 28nm technology development and wafer manufacturing services. Both companies are looking...

GlobalWafers Japan to expand 8-inch wafer capacity in 2015

Dec 12, 11:19

GlobalWafers Japan (GWJ), a subsidiary of Taiwan-based semiconductor-grade silicon wafer maker GlobalWafers, will expand its 8-inch wafer production capacity by about 10% in 2015,...

GlobalWafers 8-inch wafer supply 20% short of demand, says president

Dec 10, 15:03

GlobalWafers, a semiconductor wafer subsidiary maker of Taiwan-based solar wafer maker Sino-American Silicon Products, has seen its supply of 8-inch wafers fall short of demand by...

Semiconductor wafer market to be steady over next 2-3 years, says GlobalWafers chairwoman

Nov 18, 14:36

As global demand for semiconductor-grade silicon wafers will steadily grow and global supply will not increase until 2017, the global market will remain steady over the next 2-3 years,...

Silicon wafer shipments increase in 3Q14, says SEMI

Nov 11, 20:22

SEMI has reported that worldwide silicon wafer area shipments registered increases sequentially and on year in the third quarter of 2014.

TI to open 300mm wafer bumping facility in Chengdu

Nov 10, 10:25

Texas Instruments has announced it will expand its manufacturing capacity in Chengdu, China, with a 300mm wafer bumping facility. The addition of this manufacturing process in Chengdu...

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...

GET reportedly to help Motech manage solar-grade wafer production

Oct 20, 21:38

Green Energy Technology (GET), the largest Taiwan-based solar-grade crystalline silicon wafer maker, is reportedly talking about cooperation with crystalline silicon solar cell maker...

SAS obtains Taiwan patent for polycrystalline silicon wafer process

Oct 20, 15:08

Crystalline silicon wafer maker Sino-American Silicon Products (SAS) has obtained from Taiwan's Intellectual Property Office a patent for a process to grow polycrystalline silicon...

GET not to expand solar wafer capacity

Oct 15, 15:24

Green Energy Technology (GET) has no plans to expand in-house solar-grade crystalline silicon wafer production capacity, company president Swean Lin said at an October 14 press conference...

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...

Chip suppliers set to compete for wafer capacity

Sep 25, 11:58

Chip suppliers are expected to begin to pull in orders for wafers in order to produce chips for non-Apple device vendors, a move which is likely to start a new round of competition...

TSMC, UMC ramping wafer production capacity in China

Sep 22, 15:22

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) and United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) are ramping up the wafer production capacity of their 8-inch fabs in China to cope...

China solar wafer makers inquire about OEM production by Taiwan firms

Sep 5, 11:02

China-based solar-grade crystalline silicon wafer makers, considering that China government's temporary ban on polysilicon imports through export processing zones to block evasion...

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China-based monocrystalline solar wafer maker Longi sees huge growth in 1H14 profit

Sep 3, 11:20

China-based solar-grade monocrystalline silicon wafer maker Xi'an Longi Silicon Materials has reported net profit of CNY111 million (US$18.0 million) for first-half 2014, hiking 432%...

China-based Comtec Solar to expand wafer capacity in Malaysia

Sep 3, 11:02

China-based solar-grade monocrystalline silicon wafer maker Comtec Solar Systems has revealed it started trial production at its factory in Malaysia in June 2014 and will expand the...

China, Taiwan solar-grade silicon wafer makers plan to hike prices

Sep 2, 22:52

China- and Taiwan-based solar-grade crystalline silicon wafer makers, in view of growing demand for PV systems in the China market, plan to increase quotes from US$0.88-0.89/wafer...

Semicon Taiwan 2014: Focus on new processing, packaging technologies

Sep 2, 22:13

Semicon Taiwan 2014 will kick off in Taipei from September 3-5, with this year's theme focusing on advanced wafer processes, next-generation memory technologies, 3D ICs and SiP packaging...

Wafer foundry houses seeking better cooling solutions

Aug 14, 11:00

Wafer foundry houses reportedly have been seeking cooperation with cooling module makers looking to apply cooling solutions into chips during the manufacturing process. So far the...

More IC vendors seeking wafer production capacity at foundry houses other than TSMC

Aug 12, 13:53

More fabless IC design houses are seeking wafer production capacity at Samsung Electronics, Globalfoundries, United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) and Semiconductor Manufacturing...

VIS reports flat earnings for 2Q14, wafer shipments to grow 6-8% in 3Q14

Aug 5, 12:14

Wafer foundry service provider Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) has reported net profits of NT$1.32 billion (US$44 million) for the second quarter of 2014, down 1.5% from...

UMC to ramp 28nm wafer capacity

Aug 1, 14:58

United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) plans to ramp up its capacity for 28nm 12-inch wafers to 12,000 units by the fourth quarter of 2014 and further expand to 25,000 units in...

Macronix to start 8-inch OEM wafer business

Jul 31, 15:04

NOR flash supplier Macronix International plans to cash in on the tight production at 8-inch fabs by starting an 8-inch OEM wafer business, according to company president CY Lu. The...

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UMC looks to 1-5% wafer shipment growth in 3Q14

Jul 31, 11:11

United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) expects its wafer shipments to grow within a range of 5% sequentially in the third quarter of 2014 as its capacity utilization rate has reached...

TSMC to offer more wafer starts to MediaTek in 3Q14

Jul 24, 19:30

On the request of MediaTek, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) will supply MediaTek with wafer starts 10% more than what the chipset maker expected to receive in the...

PV wafer and module price quotes continue to drop due to pricing competition, says EnergyTrend

Jul 18, 10:53

PV manufacturers are still conservative about market demand even though the result of the US-China anti-dumping preliminary verdict will be announced soon. These circumstances have...

Taiwan, China makers lower solar-grade wafer prices

Jul 16, 15:13

Taiwan-based solar-grade polycrystalline silicon wafer makers have decreased quotes from US$1 before the US Department of Commerce imposed preliminary anti-subsidy tariffs on PV products...

Intel to unveil 14nm processors and 10nm wafers at IDF San Francisco

Jul 11, 11:53

Despite delaying its 14nm processor mass production to the fourth quarter of 2014, Intel is still set to showcase its 14nm processors at Intel Developer Forum (IDF) in San Francisco...

Intel to unveil 14nm processors and 10nm wafers at IDF San Francisco

Epistar to reach 15% GaN wafer capacity market share following FOREPI merger, says IHS

Jul 3, 15:36

Following the announcement on June 30 that Epistar is acquiring Formosa Epitaxy (FOREPI), Epistar will have over 400 MOCVD reactors including those from FOREPI's China subsidiaries,...

Wafer foundry houses to benefit from rising wearable device market

Jun 25, 15:22

Wafer foundry houses including Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) and United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) are expected to benefit from the rise of the wearable...

Solar-grade wafer makers adjust pricing in wake of US anti-subsidy measures

Jun 17, 21:26

Since the US Department of Commerce in early June imposed preliminary anti-subsidy tariffs on solar-grade crystalline silicon wafers, solar cells and PV modules imported from China,...

UMC to expand foundry capacity to fend off competition from SMIC, say sources

Jun 13, 11:30

United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) will ramp up its capacity for 40nm processes in order to fend off increasing competition from China-based Semiconductor Manufacturing International...

18-inch wafer foundry process likely to delay to 2018

Jun 12, 14:33

The arrival of the era of 18-inch wafer foundry processes may not come until 2018 as Intel reportedly has slowed down the development of 18-inch wafers, while semiconductor equipment...

China solar-grade monocrystalline wafer maker LONGi expanding capacity

May 27, 11:47

China-based solar-grade monocrystalline silicon wafer maker Xi'an LONGi Silicon Materials has been expanding its production capacity.

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