TSMC 3Q15 revenues rise 3.4%
Oct 8, 14:55
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) saw its third-quarter revenues increase 3.4% sequentially to reach the company's third-highest quarterly figure on record.
Taiwan exports decrease in September, says MOF
Oct 8, 11:06
Taiwan recorded total export value of US$22.54 billion for September 2015, decreasing 5.8% on month and 14.6% on year, while the corresponding total import value of US$17.30 billion fell 13.4% on month and 24.4% on year, according to the Ministry of Finance (MOF).
KYEC posts record 3Q15 revenues
Oct 7, 22:15
Wafer probing service company King Yuan Electronics (KYEC) saw its third-quarter revenues climb to a record high of NT$4.42 billion (US$135.3 million).
Taiwan September CPI up, says DGBAS
Oct 7, 11:35
Taiwan's September 2015 consumer price index (CPI) of 105.09 (2011 as base year) increased 0.68% sequentially and 0.28% on year, while the corresponding wholesale price index (WPI) of 87.46 rose 0.09% on month but dropped 8.57% on year, according to the Directorate-General Budget, Accounting and Statistics...
SPIL 3Q15 revenues beat guidance
Stockwatch - Oct 7, 11:19
Packaging and testing house Silicon Precision Industries (SPIL) has posted consolidated revenues of NT$20.03 billion (US$613.3 million) for the third quarter of 2015, above its guidance range of NT$18.6 billion to NT$19.8 billion.
Phison to post record 3Q15 revenues, says report
Stockwatch - Oct 6, 20:31
NAND flash device controller supplier Phison Electronics is expected to see its third-quarter revenues top NT$10 billion (US$306 million) and reach the company's highest quarterly figure on record, thanks to robust shipments for SSDs, and eMMC/eMCP devices, according to a Chinese-language Commercial...
PTI reports increased September revenues
Stockwatch - Oct 6, 16:15
Packaging and testing company Powertech Technology (PTI) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.71 billion (US$113.5 million) for September 2015, representing increases of 3.7% sequentially and 7.2% on year.
Xilinx ships 16nm chips ahead of schedule
Oct 2, 15:24
Xilinx has announced it is shipping 16nm multiprocessor SoCs (MPSoC) to customers a quarter ahead of schedule. The early release of the Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC enables Xilinx customers to begin designing and delivering MPSoC-based systems today.
Taiwan high court rules in favor of ASE in pollution case
Sep 30, 11:43
The Kaohsiung branch of Taiwan's high court has overturned a district court ruling by acquitting Advanced Semiconductor Engineering and its five employees of pollution charges in connection to the company's discharging untreated wastewater into a river.
ASE argues SPIL shares offered to Foxconn at low price
Sep 29, 20:30
Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) has argued that the implied price of Siliconware Precision Industries' (SPIL) new shares to be issued and sold to Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) is low compared with the NT$45 it offered to buy SPIL's shares through a tender offer.
SPIL to seek shareholders approval for stock-swap deal with Foxconn
Sep 29, 15:24
Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL) will hold a shareholders meeting on October 15, seeking approval for an increase in the company's authorized share capital and its planned share-swap agreement with Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry), according to the semiconductor assembly and...
M&A activity continues through uncertain business climate, says IC Insights
Sep 29, 10:01
In July 2015, IC Insights examined the huge surge of M&A activity in the IC industry during the first six months of 2015. In just the first half of 2015, announced semiconductor acquisition agreements had a combined total value of US$72.6 billion, which was nearly 6x the annual average for M&A...
GlobalWafers listed on OTC
Sep 25, 14:25
Semiconductor-grade silicon wafer maker GlobalWafers started trading on Taiwan's over-the-counter (OTC) stock market at an initial price of NT$61.5 (US$1.88) per share on September 25.
IC backend houses to stay cautious as TSMC warns of sales drop in 4Q15
Sep 25, 12:28
With Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) forecasting a sequential decline in fourth-quarter revenues, Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) and other backend companies are likely to stay cautious about their business outlook through the first quarter of 2016, according to industry...
Taiwan August manufacturing production index down, says MOEA
Sep 24, 15:55
Taiwan recorded a manufacturing production index (2011 as base year) of 104.28 for August 2015, decreasing 4.73% on month and 5.52% on year, according to statistics released by the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) on September 23.
ASE opposes SPIL-Foxconn tie-up
Sep 24, 10:16
Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) has issued a statement expressing its opposition to Siliconware Precision Industries' (SPIL) share-swap deal with Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry).
TSMC expects sales drop in 4Q15
Sep 23, 16:18
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has announced that its third-quarter revenues will exceed its guidance given in mid-July, thanks to a more favorable US dollar exchange rate to the NT dollar. However, revenues for the fourth quarter will experience a sequential decline.
Cadence offers design tools for TSMC InFO packaging
Sep 23, 15:58
Cadence Design Systems has announced that its Allegro system-in-package (SiP) and physical verification system (PVS) implementation technologies have been enabled for TSMC's integrated fan-out (InFO) packaging technology. By providing an integrated solution that automates the design-rule checking (DRC)...
Taiwan August employment stable, says DGBAS
Sep 23, 12:27
Taiwan had 456,000 jobless citizens in August 2015, equivalent to an unemployment rate of 3.90% which rose 0.08 percentage point on month but dropped 0.18 percentage point on year, according to the Directorate-General of Budget, Accounting and Statistics (DGBAS).
ASE obtains 25% SPIL shares
Sep 23, 11:28
Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) announced on September 22 it has purchased 25% shares of Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL), achieving its acquisition goal.
SPIL employees protest against ASE takeover bid
Sep 18, 16:16
In Taiwan, over 200 employees of Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL) rallied in front of the Ministry of Labor (MOL) headquarters on September 18, expressing concerns that their jobs might be affected by Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) taking a major stake in SPIL.
ASE acquisition of SPIL shares reaches required minimum
Sep 18, 15:25
Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) has announced that its acquisition of the Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL) common shares and ADRs (American depositary receipts) already exceeded the minimum number of shares scheduled to be purchased.
Recent executive changes at chipmakers
Sep 18, 11:31
There were executive changes recently at chipmakers including Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), United Microelectronics (UMC) and Micron Technology, which have drawn some market observers' attention to their business strategies and future customer orders.
SMIC growing its 28nm client base
Sep 18, 10:42
Broadcom and Huawei's subsidiary HiSilicon will become SMIC's 28nm customers, in addition to Qualcomm, according to Shiuh-Wuu Lee, executive VP of technology development for the China-based IC foundry.
Cadence announces IP portfolio for TSMC 10nm FinFET process
Sep 17, 15:46
Cadence Design Systems has announced an intellectual property (IP) portfolio for TSMC's 10nm FinFET (N10) process. Cadence has already secured multiple design wins with this portfolio and is actively engaged with customers as adoption of TSMC's leading-edge process grows.
SMIC, China National Fund and Qualcomm sign letter of intent to invest in SJsemi
Sep 17, 11:21
Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) announced on September 16 that the company has signed a letter of intent with China Integrated Circuit Industry Investment Fund (CICIIF) and a subsidiary of Qualcomm to invest a total of US$280 million in SJ Semiconductor (SJsemi), a joint venture between...
SPIL finds more reasons to partner with Foxconn, says Lin
Sep 17, 11:19
Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL) believes that its vertical alliance with Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) will generate better outcomes than a horizontal alliance between it and Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE), according to SPIL chairman Bough Lin.
MEMS firm mCube expects shipments to double in 2H15
Sep 16, 12:18
Silicon Valley-based mCube shipped a total of 30 million MEMS motion sensors in the first half of 2015. Shipments are expected to double to 60 million units in the second half of the year, according to the company.
Foxconn, SPIL to complete share exchange on December 1
Sep 16, 12:16
Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) and Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL) are scheduled to hold a press conference on September 16 to announce that the pair has entered into a strategic alliance and share exchange agreement to finalize their partnership, according to a statement...