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  • Last update: Wednesday 9 September 2015 [578 news items]

International IDMs placing short lead-time orders at Taiwan wafer foundry houses

Mar 19, 21:45

International IDMs have joined IC design companies to place wafer orders at Taiwan foundry houses due to an upsurge in demand for IC parts from downstream device vendors, according...

STATS ChipPAC introduces FlexLine wafer level packaging method

Mar 12, 16:07

STATS ChipPAC has designed and implemented a new manufacturing method for wafer level packaging (WLP). This new approach is known as FlexLine.

TSMC 20nm wafer production delayed temporarily, but will not affect shipments

Mar 11, 13:45

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has confirmed that its 20nm wafer starts were delayed recently due to a specification issue of materials used in its CMP (chemical...

Silicon reclaim wafer market increases 14% in 2013, says SEMI

Feb 19, 12:55

The worldwide reclaim wafer market is estimated at US$460 million in 2013 and is forecast to reach US$493 million by 2015, according to SEMI. Both revenues and number of wafers reclaimed...

Silicon wafer revenues decline in 2013, says SEMI

Feb 11, 15:51

Worldwide silicon wafer revenues declined by 13% in 2013 compared to 2012, while silicon wafer area shipments increased 0.4%, according to SEMI.

300mm capacity dominates but life remains for 200mm wafer fabs, says IC Insights

Feb 5, 10:48

Nearly all new fab upgrade and construction activity has to do with 300mm wafer processing, but there is still plenty of life remaining in 200mm fabs, according to IC Insights.

UMC expects wafer shipments to rise slightly in 1Q14

Jan 27, 12:05

Pure-play foundry United Microelectronics (UMC) expects its first-quarter wafer shipments to register a marginal increase sequentially, but wafer ASPs are likely to fall about 4%...

Solar-grade wafer prices to rise to US$1.15-1.20, says Gigastorage chairman

Jan 27, 10:27

International prices for a solar-grade polycrystalline silicon wafers have risen to US$1.06 currently and are expected to rise to US$1.15-1.20 in February, according to chairman Chen...

Solar-grade silicon wafer prices on the rise, says SAS chairman

Jan 20, 11:39

Prices for solar-grade crystalline silicon wafers have risen from US$0.92-0.93 in the second half of 2013 to US$1 at the end of the year, and further to US$1-1.05 currently. Prices...

Taiwan solar-grade silicon wafer makers hike prices

Jan 14, 20:44

Taiwan-based makers have hiked quotes for high energy conversion rate solar-grade wafers to about US$1 per wafer due to tight supplies, according to industry sources.

TSMC adjusting capacity to meet rising orders for bumping services

Dec 16, 22:55

TSMC expects its in-house capacity for wafer bumping services will fail to satisfy customer demand, and plans to outsource more orders for 8-inch wafers for use in the manufacture...

Solar players see increased November revenues

Dec 6, 14:56

Taiwan-based crystalline silicon solar cell maker Neo Solar Power and solar-grade crystalline silicon wafer makers Green Energy Technology (GET), Sino-American Silicon Products (SAS)...

Integrated solar PV polysilicon and wafer suppliers to drive production costs below US$0.20 per watt in 2014, says Solarbuzz

Nov 20, 15:34

Average costs for vertically integrated first-tier makers are now forecast to fall yet another 6% in 2014 to a record low of US$0.20 per watt, according to Solarbuzz. Since 2008,...

GlobalWafers becomes 6th-largest semiconductor silicon wafer producer

Nov 12, 19:52

GlobalWafers has become the sixth-largest producer of semiconductor-grade silicon wafers with a global market share of 7.35%, president Doris Hsu for Sino American Silicon Products...

SDRAM market to face oversupply on more available 12-inch wafer capacity

Nov 11, 16:03

With more 12-inch wafer foundries engaged in producing specialty DRAM products, an oversupply is likely to take place in the global SDRAM memory market during the fourth quarter of...

GET aims to hike solar-grade silicon wafer ASPs 3-5% in 4Q13

Oct 23, 21:42

Green Energy Technology (GET), in view of tight supply of solar-grade polycrystalline silicon wafers arising from increasing demand in China, Japan and emerging markets, aims to increase...

Sanan could lead in GaN LED wafer capacity by end of 2014, says IHS

Oct 18, 12:06

China-based die vendor Sanan is projected to take the lead in GaN LED wafer capacity by the end of 2014, overtaking current leader Epistar of Taiwan, according to IHS.

Silicon wafer shipments to stay flat in 2013, says SEMI

Oct 7, 14:33

Silicon wafer shipments to the global semiconductor industry are forecast to remain flat in 2013, and increase at modest levels over the next two years, according to SEMI.

Gigastorage acquires Wafering to expand solar wafer capacity

Stockwatch - Oct 1, 11:05

Solar wafer maker Gigastorage has announced the acquisition of a 100% stake in fellow maker Wafering Technology for NT$110 million (US$3.7 million) to expand production capacity.

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...


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...

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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.

  • 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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    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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