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  • Taiwan market: Huawei Technologies unveils smartphone

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VIS expects to post up to 5% revenue growth in 2Q16

May 5, 09:43

Specialty IC foundry Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) expects to post revenue growth of up to 5% in the second quarter of 2016.

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Global semiconductor sales increase slightly in March, says SIA

May 3, 16:00

The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) has announced worldwide sales of semiconductors reached US$26.1 billion for the month of March 2016, a slight increase of 0.3% compared to the previous month's total of US$26.0 billion.

Invensas signs BVA technology license and development agreement with ASE

May 3, 13:57

Tessera Technologies has announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary Invensas signed a new technology license and development agreement with Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) to collaborate on the development and commercialization of Invensas Bond Via Array (BVA) technology. ASE will move to...

Taiwan 1Q16 economic growth at -0.84%, says DGBAS

May 3, 11:02

Taiwan's economic growth rate for first-quarter 2016 is estimated at -0.84%, downward adjusted by 0.20pp from the forecast made in February 2016, the Directorate General of Budget, Accounting and Statistics (DGBAS) said on April 29.

SiP demand stays weak in 2Q16, says ASE

May 3, 10:58

Advanced Semiconductor Engineering's core IC ATM (assembly, test and material) business has seen a pick-up in demand in the second quarter of 2016, but demand for SiP (system-in-package) has been slow on seasonality, according to the company.

ASE 1Q16 profits fall 7%

Apr 29, 16:13

IC packager Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) has announced net profits of NT$4.16 billion (US$129.1million) for the first quarter of 2016, down 7% on year and 17% sequentially.

SPIL expects higher factory utilization in 2Q16

Apr 29, 09:52

Siliconware Precision Industries' (SPIL) capacity utilization rate for the second quarter of 2016 will rise from the first quarter, with some of its production lines, mainly those for flip-chip (FC) and wire-bonding packaging, expected to run at nearly full capacity in May, company chairman Bough Lin...

Cypress subsidiary Deca to receive US$60 million investment from ASE

Apr 28, 21:22

Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) and Deca Technologies, a subsidiary of Cypress Semiconductor, have announced the signing of an agreement whereby ASE will invest US$60 million in Deca and will license Deca's M-Series fan-out wafer-level packaging (FOWLP) technologies and processes.

SPIL 1Q16 profits shrink 38.6% in 1Q16

Apr 28, 15:53

IC packager Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL) has reported net profits of NT$1.6 billion (US$49.7 million) for the first quarter of 2016, down 38.6% from a year earlier.

SPIL decides to terminate stake deal with Tsinghua Unigroup

Apr 28, 14:39

Taiwan-based IC packager Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL) announced on April 28 that the company's board of directors has passed a resolution to terminate its strategic alliance agreement and share subscription agreement with China's state-owned Tsinghua Unigroup.

UMC looks to 5% wafer shipment growth in 2Q16

Apr 28, 12:11

United Microelectronics (UMC) expects to post an about 5% sequential increase in wafer shipments for the second quarter of 2016, when the company's capacity utilization rate will rise to 87-89% from 82% in the prior quarter.

GaAs IC foundry Win Semi 1Q16 EPS hits record

Apr 28, 12:06

GaAs IC foundry Win Semiconductors saw its net EPS climb to a record high of NT$1.41 (US$0.04) in the first quarter of 2016.

Apple drives entire foundry sales increase at TSMC in 2015 says IC Insights

Apr 27, 15:42

IC Insights has released its 2015 top IC foundries (pure-play and IDM) ranking. TSMC, by far, was the leader with US$26.4 billion in sales last year.

Digitimes Research: Nichia tops LED packagers in 2015 revenues

Apr 27, 14:35

Japan-based Nichia continued to rank the number one LED packaging service provider globally in 2015 with related revenues reaching US$2.72 billion, or about 200% higher than those generated by the second to fourth largest vendors, according to Digitimes Research.

Tsinghua investment will not affect PTI 2016 operations

Apr 27, 14:19

Whether or not an investment proposal by Tsinghua Unigroup obtains approval by Taiwan's anti-trust authority will not affect Powertech Technology's (PTI) operations during 2016, according to the Taiwan-based IC backend house.

PTI meets 1Q16 guidance; expects growth through 4Q16

Apr 27, 11:47

Packaging and testing company Powertech Technology (PTI) saw its first-quarter results come in line with its guidance, and has given its positive outlook for the rest of the year.

Driver-IC backend houses lower quotes to woo orders

Apr 26, 22:32

LCD driver IC packaging and testing houses Chipbond Technology and ChipMOS Technologies have both decided to lower their quotes following in the footsteps of their China- and South Korea-based counterparts, which have already cut their prices to woo orders, according to industry sources.

Price competition among LCD driver IC firms heating up

Kinsus posts revenue and profit decreases for 1Q16

Apr 26, 11:01

IC substrate supplier Kinsus Interconnect Technology has announced consolidated revenues fell 14.7% sequentially to NT$5.37 billion (US$166.1 million) in the first quarter of 2016, with gross margin down 5.74pp on quarter to 23.77%.

Toshiba adopts Cadence Innovus implementation system for memory controller design

Apr 26, 10:57

Toshiba has adopted the Cadence Innovus implementation system for its memory controller's production design project, according to the EDA company. The tool enabled Toshiba to achieve an optimal target performance while creating a 16% smaller place and route (P&R) area for random logic...

Competition in advanced process technologies market to heat up

Apr 25, 21:38

Competition in the market for semiconductor advanced process technologies is expected to heat up, with Samsung Electronics and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) striving for more businesses in the fabless sector by stepping up efforts to make the jump to more advanced processes, according...

TSMC hires Merrill Lynch senior analyst, says report

Newswatch - Apr 25, 14:01

A senior analyst with Merrill Lynch has been hired by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) to play a role in the pure-play foundry's business strategy development, according to a recent report by Taiwan's Central News Agency (CNA).

Taiwan university develops aluminum ball bonding technology

Apr 25, 10:42

While copper wire is considered a cheaper alternative to gold wire for ball wire bonding used in semiconductor packaging, a process based on aluminum wire has been developed by Taiwan's National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) to further reduce production costs.

Aluminum wire developed for use in semiconductor packaging

Taiwan March manufacturing production index up on month, down on year, says MOEA

Apr 25, 10:35

Taiwan recorded a manufacturing production index (2011 as base year) of 108.51 for March 2016, increasing 26.39% on month but decreasing 4.16% on year, according to statistics released by the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) on April 22.

North American semiconductor equipment industry posts March 2016 book-to-bill ratio of 1.15

Apr 25, 10:31

North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted US$1.38 billion in orders worldwide in March 2016 (three-month average basis) and a book-to-bill ratio of 1.15, according to SEMI. A book-to-bill of 1.15 means that US$115 worth of orders were received for every US$100 of product billed...

Taiwan March unemployment rate down on month, up on year, says DGBAS

Apr 22, 11:21

Taiwan had 455,000 jobless citizens in March 2016, equivalent to an unemployment rate of 3.89%, down 0.06pp on month but up 0.17pp on year, according to statistics released by the Directorate-General of Budget, Accounting and Statistics (DGBAS) on April 22.

Manufacturing overcapacity constrains industrial robot market growth in China, IHS says

Apr 22, 11:05

The China market for industrial robots reached an estimated US$1.3 billion in 2015. This market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 20%, reaching US$3.3 billion in 2020, according to IHS.

Powerchip nets NT$4.64 in 2015 EPS

Apr 22, 10:58

Foundry chipmaker Powerchip Technology has reported net profits of NT$10.28 billion (US$318.7 million) for 2015 with EPS coming to NT$4.64. The year also marked the third consecutive year that the company generated net profits of more than NT$10 billion.

TSMC orders equipment for NT$2.29 billion

Stockwatch - Apr 22, 10:52

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has purchased a batch of machinery equipment and intangible assets from Hermes Microvision (HMI), Fortrend Engineering, Kilopass Technology and Applied Materials for NT$2.29 billion (US$71 million).

Taiwan March export order value up on month, down on year, says MOEA

Apr 21, 14:52

Taiwan received export orders worth US$36.62 billion in total in March 2015, increasing 32.4% on month but decreasing 4.7% on year, according to statistics released by the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) on April 20.

Taiwan attracts foreign direct investment of over US$1.2 billion in January-March, says MOEA

Apr 21, 14:34

Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) approved 741 foreign direct investment projects (except from China) with a total value of US$1.225 billion in January-March 2016, respectively decreasing 13.13% and increasing 1.58% on year, according to MOEA statistics released on April 20.

Intel reports 1Q16 GAAP revenue of US$13.7 billion

Apr 20, 15:28

Intel has reported first-quarter 2016 GAAP revenue of US$13.7 billion, operating income of US$2.6 billion, net income of US$2.0 billion and EPS of US%0.42. Intel reported non-GAAP revenue of US$13.8 billion, operating income of US$3.3 billion, net income of US$2.6 billion and EPS of US%0.54. The company...

Intel announces corporate restructuring; to reduce staff by 11%

Apr 20, 15:15

Intel has announced a restructuring initiative to accelerate its evolution from a PC company to one that powers the cloud and smart, connected computing devices. Intel said it will intensify focus in high-growth areas where it is positioned for long-term leadership, customer value and growth, while...

AMD plans release of Polaris GPUs, Zen CPUs to boost sales in 2H16

Apr 20, 15:02

AMD has a chance to see a strong rebound in sales in the second half of 2016 thanks to the release of its Polaris-based GPUs in the third quarter and Zen-series x86 CPUs in the fourth, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.

Inspection tool maker HMI 1Q16 profits plunge

Stockwatch - Apr 20, 11:13

Electron beam (e-beam) inspection tool and solution provider Hermes Microvision (HMI) has reported net profits of NT$253 million (US$7.9 million) for the first quarter of 2016, down 65% sequentially and 42% a year earlier.

14 IC product categories to exceed total IC market growth in 2016, says IC Insights

Apr 19, 15:08

Fourteen product categories - topped by handset application processors and signal conversion (analog) devices - are expected to exceed the 2% growth rate forecast for the total 2016 IC market, according to IC Insights. Another five product categories are expected to grow at the same 2% rate as the...

ASE, SPIL say supply not affected by Japan quake

Apr 19, 14:45

IC packagers Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) and Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL) have said their supply chains will not be affected by two major earthquakes that struck Kumamoto Prefecture in Japan on April 14 and 16.

TSMC to launch 7nm trial production in 1H17

Apr 19, 10:56

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is scheduled to launch 7nm trial production in the first half of 2017, company chairman Morris Chang said in a report sent to TSMC's shareholders.

Sony halts production in Kumamoto due to quake

Apr 18, 22:02

Sony has issued a statement disclosing its manufacturing sites in the Kumamoto region which have been affected by the earthquake of April 14 and subsequent earthquakes.

UMC standardizes on ARM Artisan platform for physical IP

Apr 18, 15:42

ARM and UMC have announced a new strategic partnership to develop multiple physical IP platforms, enabling UMC customers to implement ARM Artisan physical IP into SoC designs and reduce time-to-market. The agreement spans from a 55ULP platform for Internet of Things (IoT) applications to a 14nm FinFET...

Global 2015 semiconductor materials sales reach US$43.4 billion, says SEMI

Apr 18, 14:09

The global semiconductor materials market decreased 1.5% in 2015 compared to 2014 while worldwide semiconductor revenues decreased 0.2%, according to SEMI. The impact of exchange rate changes, coupled with lower overall semiconductor unit growth, contributed to the year-over-year revenue decline.

TSMC tops listed Taiwan-based makers in 2015 R&D spending, says MOEA

Apr 18, 11:26

Wafer foundry service provider Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) expended NT$65.5 billion (US$1.99 billion) on R&D in 2015, the largest among all Taiwan-based manufacturers listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange and over-the-counter market, according to the Ministry of Economic Affairs...

China market: HiWafer Semi ramps up 6-inch GaAs chip fab, says paper

Apr 18, 11:15

China-based Chengdu HiWafer Semiconductor has commenced operation at its 6-inch GaAs chip fab, which in return will help China reduce its reliance on imports of high-end frequency chips, according to China-based Securities Times.

Number of 300mm IC wafer fabs expected to reach 100 in 2016, says IC Insights

Apr 18, 01:22

In 2008, 300mm wafers took over as the industry's primary wafer size in terms of total surface area used. The number of 300mm wafer fabrication facilities in operation continues to grow and is expected to reach 100 in 2016, according to IC Insights.

TSMC reiterates revenue target for 2016

Apr 15, 11:23

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company's (TSMC) target of 5-10% growth in 2016 consolidated revenues remains unchanged, according to the pure-play foundry.

TSMC 1Q16 profits fall 18%

Apr 14, 15:52

Pure-play foundry Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has announced net profits of NT$64.78 billion (US$2 billion) on consolidated revenues of NT$203.50 billion for the first quarter of 2016. Profits and revenues for the quarter represented decreases of 18% and 8.3%, respectively, compared...

UMC qualifies Cadence Virtuoso LDE analyzer for its 28HPC process

Apr 14, 14:41

Cadence Design Systems has announced that the company's Virtuoso layout-dependent effects (LDE) analyzer has been qualified by United Microelectronics (UMC) to support the foundry's 28HPC process technology. With the rollout of a new UMC 28HPC LDE kit, UMC customers can use the Cadence solution to...

ASE grabs major SiP module orders for second-generation Apple Watch, sources say

Apr 14, 14:03

Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE), already a provider of SiP (system-in-package) modules for the first-generation Apple Watch, has reportedly grabbed the majority of SiP module orders for the second-generation device, according to industry sources.

Worldwide semiconductor revenues to decline 0.6% in 2016, says Gartner

Apr 13, 22:19

Worldwide semiconductor revenues are forecast to total US$333 billion in 2016, a decrease of 0.6% from 2015, according to Gartner. This is following a decline of 2.3% in 2015 due to weakened demand for key electronic equipment, elevated inventory levels and the continuing impact of the strong dollar...

Global IC foundry market grows 4.4% in 2015, says Gartner

Apr 13, 21:57

Breaking a three-year double-digit-growth streak, the worldwide semiconductor foundry market grew 4.4% in 2015 to achieve US$48.8 billion in revenues, according to final results by Gartner.

Taiwan forms IoT alliance

Apr 13, 11:51

Taiwan-based enterprises and research/academic organizations on April 12 announced the formation of the Asia IoT Alliance (AIoTA) in an attempt to promote IoT applications across industries through partnerships with the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC).

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