PTI reports EPS NT$1.96 for 1H14
Newswatch - Jul 25, 11:25
Memory backend service company Powertech Technology (PTI) has reported net profits of NT$2.09 billion (US$69.69 million) for the first half of 2014, translating into an EPS of NT$1.96 for the six-month period.
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 third quarter of 2014, according to industry sources.
Apple to become largest client for TSMC, say sources
Jul 23, 22:50
Apple is expected to become the largest client for Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) as the Taiwan-based foundry house has begun to ramp up production of A8 processors and is likely to continue to fabricate the vendor's A9 CPUs in 2015, according to industry sources.
USI reportedly lands SiP module orders for iWatch devices
Jul 23, 13:49
Universal Scientific Industrial (USI), an affiliated company of Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE), reportedly has landed SiP module orders from Apple for its iWatch wearable devices, according to industry sources.
Taiwan June unemployment rate up on month, says DGBAS
Jul 22, 10:41
Taiwan had 451,000 jobless citizens in June 2014, equivalent to an unemployment rate of 3.92% which rose 0.07ppt on month but dropped 0.22ppt on year, according to the Directorate-General of Budget, Accounting and Statistics (DGBAS).
Taiwan sees increased June export order value, says MOEA
Jul 21, 21:28
Taiwan received export orders worth US$38.82 billion in total in June 2014, representing an increase of 2.1% on month and by 10.6% on year, according to statistics released by the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) on July 21.
SMIC revises up 2Q14 gross margin guidance
Jul 21, 16:48
Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC) has announced an upward revision of its second quarter gross margin guidance for the three months ended June 30, 2014 from 22-24% up to 27-29%.
Equipment suppliers Acter, Lumax brace for strong sales in 2H14
Jul 18, 15:56
Cleanroom supplier Acter and process control solution provider Lumax International are expected to see their revenues grow quarter-on-quarter in the second half of 2014, based on booming wafer foundry business in Taiwan and continued expansion by LCD and LED plants in China, according to industry so...
TSMC posts strong earnings for 2Q14
Jul 16, 16:07
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has reported net profits of NT$59.7 billion (US$1.99 billion) for the second quarter of 2014, increasing 24.7% sequentially and 15.2% on year.
TSMC June revenues down slightly, but 2Q14 sales hit all-time high
Jul 11, 14:07
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has reported revenues of NT$60.34 billion (US$2.02 billion) for June, down 0.7% on month but up 11.7% on year. Revenues for the first six months of 2014 amounted to NT$331.24 billion, an increase of 14.8% from a year earlier.
VIS revenues grow in June, 2Q14
Jul 10, 14:34
Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) has announced revenues of NT$1.99 billion (US$66.55 million) for June, up 2.7% sequentially and 7.8% on year.
UMC June revenues hit all-time high
Stockwatch - Jul 10, 11:40
United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) has reported revenues of NT$12.41 billion (US$415.01 million) for June, up 4% sequentially and 15.3% on year. The sum represents the company's highest monthly record.
ASE 2Q14 revenues meet market expectations
Newswatch - Jul 9, 15:09
Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) has reported revenues of NT$58.62 billion (US$1.96 billion) for the second quarter of 2014, an increase of 7.2% on quarter and 15.5% on year that met market expectations.
TSMC to speed up development of 10nm process
Jul 9, 12:05
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) plans to speed up the development of its 10nm process to fend off competition from Samsung Electronics, which reportedly has landed 14nm FinFET chip orders from Qualcomm, according to industry sources.
Taiwan June CPI up, says DGBAS
Jul 9, 11:23
Taiwan's June 2014 consumer price index (CPI) of 104.44 (2011 as base year) increased by 0.52% on month and by 1.64% on year, while the corresponding wholesale price index (WPI) of 96.97% grew by 0.04% on month and by 0.81% on year, according to the Directorate-General Budget, Accounting and Statistics...
Qualcomm reportedly places FinFET chip orders with Samsung
Jul 8, 21:55
Qualcomm reportedly has placed its first batch of FinFET chip orders with Samsung Electronics, instead of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) as widely expected. Samsung will utilize the FinFET technology using a 14nm process compared to a 16nm node by TSMC, according to industry sourc...
SPIL revenues hit new high in June
Newswatch - Jul 8, 14:03
Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL) saw its revenues gain 3.5% sequentially and 28% on year to an all-time high of NT$7.68 billion (US$256.61 million) in June, according to the company.
Taiwan June export value slightly up on month, year, says MOF
Jul 7, 23:29
Taiwan recorded total export value of US$26.80 billion for June 2014, increasing by 0.5% on month and by 1.2% on year, while the corresponding total import value of US$24.91 billion rose by 16.5% on month and by 7.5% on year, according to statistics released by the Ministry of Finance (MOF) on July...
KYEC June, 2Q14 revenues hit new highs
Newswatch - Jul 7, 12:46
IC backend service company King Yuan Electronics (KYEC) saw its revenues gain 3.4% on month and 11.2% on year to a record high of NT$1.44 billion (US$48.19 million) in June.
SMIC to fabricate Qualcomm Snapdragon CPUs on 28nm process
Jul 4, 15:20
Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC) and Qualcomm have announced that the two firms will collaborate on 28nm wafer production process, and SMIC will manufacture Qualcomm's Snapdragon family processors in China.
Chipset solution vendors seek 28nm capacity at UMC, Globalfoundries and SMIC
Jul 2, 14:03
Chipset solution vendors including Qualcomm and MediaTek have continued to seek additional 28nm capacity at United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC), Globalfoundries and, particularly, at Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC) due to tight production at TSMC, according to industry...
Mirle, Hiwin set for strong sales in 2H14
Jul 2, 13:58
LCD panel equipment supplier Mirle Automation and machinery component and robot maker Hiwin Technologies are bracing for strong sales in the second half of 2014 due to improved order visibility, according to industry sources.
SMIC establishes 12-inch CIS supply chain in China
Jun 30, 14:07
The 12-inch color filter and microlens array production line of Toppan SMIC Electronics (Shanghai) (TSES), a joint venture between Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC) and Japan-based Toppan Printing set up in China, has been completed and has put into commercial operations,...
ASE optimistic about 2H14
Jun 26, 14:39
Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) is optimistic about its business prospects for the second half of 2014 as current demand for IC backend services is still outpacing the industry's supply capacity, according to company COO Tien Wu.
China-based Changjiang narrows gap with Taiwan IC backend service firms
Jun 26, 12:16
China-based IC backend service company Changjiang Electronics Technology has shifted its focus to more advanced technologies such as wafer-level, FC CSP and bumping packaging processes, and is therefore narrowing its gap with Taiwan-based rivals, according to industry sources.
STATS ChipPAC puts up for sale
Jun 25, 10:40
STATS ChipPAC, the world's fourth-largest IC backend service company, has put itself up for sale with Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE), Changjiang Electronics Technology, Samsung Electronics and Huatian Technology (Xian) likely to compete for the sale, according to industry sources.
TSMC to operate at full capacity in 2H14
Jun 24, 22:00
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) will operate at full capacity in the third and fourth quarters, with revenues generated from 20nm processes to account for 10% of total revenues in the third quarter and rise to 20% in the fourth, according company chairman Morris Chang.
Taiwan May unemployment rate hits 72-month low, says DGBAS
Jun 23, 22:04
Taiwan had 443,000 jobless citizens in May 2014, equivalent to an unemployment rate of 3.85% which was the lowest monthly level since June 2008 and dropped by 0.06 percentage point on month and by 0.21 percentage point on year, according to statistics released by the Directorate-General of Budget,...
Digitimes Research: Spreadtrum finding smartphone AP business difficult
Jun 19, 16:44
China-based Spreadtrum's application processor (AP) shipments have been dropping since China Mobile began subsidizing dual-core smartphones, as opposed to single-core models, in June 2013, and the company so far is showing no signs of recovery. Spreadtrum's parent company Tsinghua Unigroup's acquisition...
KYEC to hike 2014 capital expenditure
Jun 17, 15:21
Wafer testing service provider King Yuan Electronics (KYEC) plans to increase its capex budget for 2014 from NT$5 billion (US$166 million) to NT$6 billion to expand testing capacity for high-end and nice-market applications, according to the company.