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    Displays | 6h 3min ago

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    IT + CE | 6h 22min ago

  • Epistar sees decreasing capacity utilization

    LED | 6h 43min ago

  • Huawei denies filing lawsuit against competitors, says report

    Before Going to Press | 4h 30min ago

  • Samsung Electro-Mechanics to expand businesses in China in 2015, says paper

    Before Going to Press | 4h 30min ago

  • Innolux clarifies Chi Mei Lighting debt issues, looking to secure loan from Taiwan banks

    Before Going to Press | 4h 47min ago

  • China market: Local brands to engage in patent wars

    Before Going to Press | 6h 5min ago

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    Before Going to Press | 6h 21min ago

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    Before Going to Press | 6h 42min ago

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    Before Going to Press | 7h 15min ago

  • China market: Over 5.4 million consumer tablets sold in 3Q14, says Analysys

    Before Going to Press | 7h 31min ago

  • Inotera orders equipment from Applied Materials

    Before Going to Press | 7h 33min ago

  • Co-Tech looking to diversify products

    Before Going to Press | 7h 33min ago

  • Micron, Winbond team up for serial NOR flash

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  • iPhone chip orders slow down, say IC designers

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TSMC to grab 40-50% of A9 chip orders

Nov 26, 13:56

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is expected to secure a combined 40-50% of Apple's A9 processor orders for next-generation iPad and iPhone devices, according to industry sources.

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ASML lands EUV tool orders from TSMC

Nov 25, 16:01

Lithography system vendor ASML announced on November 24 that Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has ordered two NXE:3350B EUV systems for delivery in 2015 with the intention to use those systems in production.

MediaTek participates in government-led fund in Shanghai

Nov 25, 14:04

MediaTek has announced plans to invest about CNY300 million (US$49 million) in a China government-led investment fund aiming to boost development of the local IC industry in Shanghai.

Taiwan October manufacturing production index up on month, year, says MOEA

Nov 24, 22:03

Taiwan recorded a manufacturing production index (2011 as base year) of 112.10 for October 2014, increasing by 2.76% on month and by 9.00% on year, according to statistics released by the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) on November 24.

TSMC orders equipment for NT$2.4 billion

Stockwatch - Nov 24, 21:55

Contract chipmaker Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has purchased a batch of machinery and engineering equipment from cleanroom constructor United Information Systems (UIS) and NuFlare Technology, specializing in electron beam mask writing systems, for a total of about NT$2.44 billion...

Taiwan October unemployment rate down, says DGBAS

Nov 24, 10:41

Taiwan had 457,000 jobless citizens in October 2014, equivalent to an unemployment rate of 3.95% which dropped 0.01pp on month and 0.29pp on year, according to statistics released by the Directorate-General of Budget, Accounting and Statistics (DGBAS) on November 24.

TSMC to offer InFO packaging for 16nm chips in 2016, says paper

Newswatch - Nov 21, 16:11

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) will be able to offer its backend InFO (integrated fan-out) wafer-level packaging process for 16nm chips as soon as 2016, the Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) cited market watchers as saying in a November 21 report.

Taiwan estimated to supply 20% of global IC packaging materials, says IEK

Nov 21, 15:37

Output from Taiwan-based IC packaging materials suppliers is forecast to account for about 20% of the global output in 2014 indicating the industry's less-competitive global presence compared to the local IC packaging sector led by Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE), Siliconware Precision Industries...

US fab tool book-to-bill ratio stays below parity, says SEMI

Nov 21, 15:09

The SEMI book-to-bill ratio for US manufacturers of semiconductor equipment came to 0.93 in October 2014, staying below parity for the second consecutive month.

Taiwan attracts foreign direct investment of nearly US$4 billion in January-October, says MOEA

Nov 21, 10:43

Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) approved 2,932 foreign direct investment projects (except from China) with a total value of US$3.957 billion in January-October 2014, increasing 12.42% and 0.49% on year, according to MOEA statistics released on November 20.

China and US boost worldwide industrial semiconductor market in 2014, says IHS

Nov 21, 10:38

Continuing strength in China and a resurgent US economy are combining to drive accelerated growth in the worldwide market for semiconductors used in industrial applications in 2014, according to IHS.

Asia Neo Tech expects sales growth in 4Q14

Nov 21, 10:32

Asia Neo Tech Industrial, a supplier of automated drying equipment and other machinery, expects to post sequential revenues growth in the fourth quarter of 2014.

USI raises funds

Nov 21, 10:31

Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) has announced that affiliate Universal Scientific Industrial (USI), which specializes in electronics design and design manufacture services, has raised an additional paid-in capital of CNY2.06 billion (US$336 million) from China's capital market.

Taiwan October export order value hits record, says MOEA

Nov 20, 19:09

Taiwan received export orders worth US$44.91 billion in total in October 2014, historically the highest monthly level and increasing 3.7% on month and 13.4% on year, according to statistics released by the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) on November 20.

Commentary: Who will win in race for Apple A9 chip orders?

Nov 20, 11:21

There have been many speculations circulating about Apple's A9 processors, which are to be used in next-generation iPhone and iPad devices in 2015.

Automotive IC market to display strongest growth through 2018, says IC Insights

Nov 19, 21:38

Of the six major end-use applications for ICs, the automotive market is forecast to experience the strongest average annual revenue growth rate through 2018, according to IC Insights.

TSMC buys Qualcomm Taiwan factory for US$85 million

Stockwatch - Nov 19, 15:58

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has acquired a Qualcomm factory in Longtan, northern Taiwan, for US$85 million, according to a company filing with the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE).

Commentary: Taiwan lags behind in development of high-power semiconductors

Nov 19, 11:42

Electric car, solar energy and smart grid manufacturing sectors have become the main focuses of industrial development for many countries recently, and the development of these sectors, which rely heavily on the supply of green energy, has in turn driven up demand for high-power semiconductor produc...

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, according to chairwoman Doris Hsu for GlobalWafers.

IntelliEPI set for higher gross margin

Nov 17, 21:46

Intelligent Epitaxy Technology (IntelliEPI), which supplies epitaxy-based compound semiconductor epi-wafers to the electronics and optoelectronics industries, has reported record consolidated revenues of NT$209 million (US$6.81 million) for the third quarter of 2014 with gross margins reaching 35.8%...

ChipMOS posts revenue and profit growth in 3Q14

Nov 17, 10:59

ChipMOS Technologies Taiwan has reported growth in both revenues and profits for the third quarter of 2014. The IC backend house expects fourth-quarter sales to register flat growth or a slight decrease sequentially.

Lite-On Semi 4Q14 sales to decrease

Nov 17, 10:59

Lite-On Semiconductor, a maker of discrete and analog IC components, is expected to post a 10-15% sequential decrease in fourth-quarter revenues, affected by seasonal factors, according to market sources.

Packaging material supplier Chang Wah swings to loss in 3Q14

Nov 17, 10:58

IC-packaging material and equipment supplier Chang Wah Electromaterials (CWE) has reported pre-tax losses of NT$17 million (US$553,000) for the third quarter of 2014, as affiliate WellsTech Optical recognized bad debt losses during the quarter.

Win Semi 3Q14 profits rise 71%

Nov 13, 21:19

GaAs IC foundry Win Semiconductors saw its net profits increase 71% sequentially in the third quarter of 2014, while consolidated sales grew 24.7%. Strong orders for smartphone power amplifiers (PA) contributed to the growth.

Niching 3Q14 net profits soar 86% on year

Nov 13, 19:27

IC packaging material and tool distributor Niching Industrial saw its third-quarter net profits soar 86% from a year earlier, with revenues increasing 37%.

ChipMOS Taiwan, Thailin to merge

Nov 13, 10:06

ChipMOS Technologies (Bermuda) announced on November 12 that its board of directors has approved a plan to merge its subsidiaries ChipMOS Taiwan and Thailin Semiconductor. The board of directors at both subsidiaries have also approved the merger, with the respective subsidiaries having now entered...

TSMC board passes budget for capacity expansion

Nov 12, 22:09

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company's (TSMC) board of directors has approved plans to spend US$5.57 billion to expand both advanced and mainstream technology capacities, and convert certain logic capacity to specialty technologies.

Semi material distributors Topco, Wah Lee 4Q14 sales to drop up to 5%

Nov 12, 22:06

Semiconductor material suppliers Topco Scientific and Wah Lee Industrial are expected to enjoy a particularly strong fourth quarter buoyed by the ramping of 20nm process products by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), according to market sources.

Chipmakers of Apple Watch supply chain gearing up production

Nov 12, 22:05

Chip suppliers involved in the supply chain of the Apple Watch are gearing up to start production for the upcoming wearable device, according to industry sources.

TSMC 16FinFET Plus process achieves risk production milestone

Nov 12, 16:08

TSMC has announced its 16nm FinFET Plus (16FF+) process is now in risk production. This enhanced version of TSMC's 16FF process operates 40% faster than the company's planar 20nm system-on-chip (20SoC) process, or consumes 50% less power at the same speed, the foundry claimed.

UTAC intros GQFN package for high-density applications

Nov 12, 15:22

UTAC, a Singapore-based semiconductor testing and assembly services provider, has announced that its new grid array flat no-lead (GQFN) package has received customer qualification and is moving to high volume production in Thailand in the first quarter of 2015.

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.

Digitimes Research: Tablet AP shipments in China to rise 4.7% in 4Q14

Nov 11, 20:11

Shipments of tablet-use application processors (AP) in China are forecast to rise 4.7% sequentially in the fourth quarter of 2014, according to Digitimes Research. Meanwhile, shipments from Intel are set to outpace those from Allwinner Technology during the quarter enabling the US firm to break into...

UMC, VIS October revenues hit record highs

Nov 11, 13:51

Contract chipmakers United Microelectronics (UMC) and Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) have both reported record consolidated sales for October 2014.

ChipMOS looks to flat performance in 4Q14

Nov 10, 16:01

Packaging and testing house ChipMOS Technologies is expected to see its sales stay flat in the fourth quarter of 2014 , according to industry sources.

TSMC sales top NT$80 billion in October

Nov 10, 14:57

Monthly sales at contract chipmaker Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) exceeded NT$80 billion (US$2.62 billion) for the first time in October 2014.

Topco revenues decrease on month in October

Stockwatch - Nov 10, 14:22

Topco has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.556 billion (US$51.87 million) for October 2014, representing a 1.56% drop on month and 26.64% increase on year.

TSMC to buy Qualcomm Taiwan factory for backend business expansion, says report

Newswatch - Nov 10, 13:56

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is mulling buying a Qualcomm factory in Taiwan as part of plans to expand its packaging and test business, according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) report.

Taiwan October export value up, says MOF

Nov 10, 10:29

Taiwan recorded total export value of US$26.90 billion for October 2014, increasing 1.8% on month and 0.7% on year, while the corresponding total import value of US$22.28 billion slipped 2.8% on month but rose 1.4% on year, according to statistics released by the Ministry of Finance (MOF) on November...

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 further increases TI's 300mm analog capacity and its ability to support customer demand.

Top-20 IC suppliers sales to rise 9% in 2014 , says IC Insights

Nov 10, 10:23

IC Insights has disclosed a forecast sales ranking of the 2014 top-20 semiconductor (IC and OSD – optoelectronic, sensor, and discrete) companies. It is expected to require total semiconductor sales of over US$4.2 billion to make the 2014 top-20 ranking, according to the research firm.

ASE sees October revenues increase

Stockwatch - Nov 7, 16:40

ASE has reported consolidated revenues of NT$26.522 billion (US$884.07 million) for October 2014, representing a 3.42% increase on month and 27.74% increase on year.

China firm in talks to buy STATS ChipPAC

Nov 7, 10:49

Jiangsu Changjiang Electronics Technology has made a non-binding proposal to STATS ChipPAC to acquire all the shares in STATS ChipPAC on a fully diluted basis for an aggregate purchase price of US$780 million, STATS ChipPAC announced on November 6.

Demand for high-end packaging to stay strong in 4Q14, say materials suppliers

Nov 7, 10:47

Semiconductor materials suppliers expect demand for high-end packaging to remain strong and buoy their sales in the fourth quarter of 2014.

Synaptics reportedly trialing 55nm driver IC production

Nov 7, 10:42

Synaptics, following its acquisition of Renesas SP Drivers, recently started trial production of LCD driver ICs using TSMC's 55nm node, according to industry sources.

ASE payment to settle patent litigation with Tessera reduced

Nov 6, 19:51

Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) has issued a company filing with the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE) announcing that its payment to settle patent disputes with Tessera have been reduced to US$27 million from the US$30 million originally set.

KYEC 4Q14 sales to fall up to 5%

Nov 6, 19:48

Consolidated revenues at IC testing house King Yuan Electronics (KYEC) are expected to decrease by up to 5% sequentially in the fourth quarter of 2014, compared to the larger decreases usually seen for the same quarter in previous years, according to market watchers. Demand for handset chips, niche...

PTI reports on-month decrease in October revenues

Stockwatch - Nov 6, 16:13

PTI has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.347 billion (US$111.57 million) for October 2014, representing a 3.29% drop on month and 4.55% increase on year.

TSMC buys NT$1.4 billion of equipment from three suppliers

Stockwatch - Nov 5, 21:27

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has purchased a batch of machinery and engineering equipment from Kinmax Technology, Screen Semiconductor Solutions and Tokyo Electron for a total of about NT$1.44 billion (US$47.02 million), according to a company filing with the Taiwan Stock Exchange...

Processing, sensing and communications semiconductor device portion of IoT set for rapid growth, says Gartner

Nov 4, 14:43

The processing, sensing and communications semiconductor device portion of the Internet of Things (IoT) will be a rapidly growing segment of the total semiconductor market, growing 36.2% in 2015, compared with the overall semiconductor market growth of 5.7%, according to Gartner. Processing will be...

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