SPIL to take over idle ProMOS 12-inch fab for NT$6.4 billion
Aug 19, 22:06
Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL) has won the bid to take over the idle 12-inch fab of ProMOS Technologies for NT$6.4 billion (US$213.62 million). SPIL will use the fab to develop its high-end 2.5D/3D IC testing/packaging technologies.
Phison reports strong earnings for 1H14
Newswatch - Aug 14, 12:02
NAND flash controller chipmaker Phison Electronics has reported net profits of NT$1.54 billion (US$51.32 million) or NT$8.51 per share on revenues of NT$15.79 billion for the first half of 2014.
Inotera revenues stay flat in July
Aug 7, 15:13
Inotera Memories has reported revenues of NT$6.87 billion (US$228.85 million) for July, down 1.3% sequentially but up 27.2% on year. For the first seven months, revenues totaled NT$48.54 billion, increasing 81.3% from a year earlier.
Macronix to start 8-inch OEM wafer business
Jul 31, 15:04
NOR flash supplier Macronix International plans to cash in on the tight production at 8-inch fabs by starting an 8-inch OEM wafer business, according to company president CY Lu. The company currently focuses on production of NOR flash, NAND flash and ROM chips.
Inotera, Nanya Technology report strong earnings for 2Q14
Jul 30, 11:18
Inotera Memories and Nanya Technology both have reported strong earnings for the second quarter of 2014 and expect sales and gross margin to continue moving upwards in the third quarter due to rising DRAM chip prices amid tight supply, according to industry sources.
Phison reports strong earnings for 1H14
Newswatch - Jul 29, 20:00
NAND flash controller chipmaker Phison Electronics has reported pre-tax profits of NT$1.86 billion (US$62.08 million) on revenues of NT$15.79 billion for the first half of 2014.
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.
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.
Transcend, Adata post mixed results for June
Jul 9, 11:21
Memory module maker Transcend Information has reported revenues of NT$2.2 billion (US$73.56 million) for June, down 4% sequentially and 6.4% on year. For the first half of 2014, revenues amounted to NT$13.45 billion, edging up 3.5% from a year earlier.
Winbond obtains new loans for capacity ramp
Newswatch - Jul 8, 19:30
Winbond Electronics has signed a five-year NT$9 billion (US$300.71 million) syndicated loan agreement with a banking consortium led by Chinatrust Commercial Bank, according to the company.
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.
Nanya Technology to ramp up 2014 capex
Jul 1, 21:55
Nanya Technology plans to ramp up its capex for 2014 to NT$6.69 billion (US$224 million) from NT$3.05 billion set previously, mainly to remove production bottlenecks at its 12-inch fab, according to industry sources.
Most Taiwan makers unlikely to enter Android One supply chain
Jul 1, 15:41
While Google is ambitious to boost sales of its planned Android One-based smartphones to emerging markets, most Taiwan-based handset component makers are unlikely to obtain orders for Android One smartphones because they are less price-competitive compared to China-based rivals, according to industry...
Spot DDR3 4Gb chips likely to hit new high soon, says paper
Newswatch - Jun 30, 11:06
Spot prices of mainstream DDR3 4Gb chips are likely to hit as high as US$4.60 soon after rising nearly 20% sequentially in the second quarter of 2014, according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) report.
Transcend unveils 1TB portable SSD
Newswatch - Jun 27, 15:56
Transcend Information has introduced its latest USB 3.0 portable solid state drive, the ESD400, which features storage capacities up to 1TB, transfer speeds up to 410MB/s read and 380MB/s write.
3S, Skymedi step up efforts to develop eMMC controller chips
Jun 23, 12:16
NAND flash controller vendors Solid State System (3S) and Skymedi both have geared up efforts to venture into the eMMC controller market amid high demand for the controller chips from the smartphone and tablet sectors, according to industry sources.
Macronix, Winbond to continue ramping NAND flash production
Jun 20, 15:35
Macronix International and Winbond Electronics both will step up efforts to ramp up production of low-density NAND flash chips despite the recent move by Toshiba to file complains against four Taiwan-based companies, according to industry sources.
NAND flash chip prices set to hike in 2H14, say sources
Jun 18, 12:33
NAND flash chip prices are likely to hike soon as major suppliers including Micron Technology and SK Hynix reportedly have informed downstream memory clients that they have run out their inventories of NAND flash parts, according to industry sources.
Nanya Technology to reduce capital by 90%
Jun 9, 14:10
Shareholders of Nanya Technology have approved the company's plans to cut its paid-in capital by 90% to NT$23.96 billion (US$797.95 million) from NT$239.61 billion previously as a means to improve its financial structure.
Inotera posts revenue gains in May
Jun 9, 12:17
Inotera Memories has reported consolidated revenues of NT$7.41 billion (US$246.78 million) for May, up 5.8% sequentially and 78.4% on year. For the first five months of 2014, revenues amounted to NT$34.64 billion, increasing 113.4% from a year earlier.
Inotera looks to higher gross margin in 2Q14
May 30, 14:17
DRAM chipmaker Inotera Memories expects its gross margin for the second quarter of 2014 to be higher than the 54% of a quarter earlier, according to company chairman Charles Kau.
Lenovo, Coolpad seeking ways to boost ASPs
May 28, 22:13
Lenovo will try to raise the ASP of its smartphones by ramping its share in the mid-range to high-end segment by optimizing on the brand image of Motorola, while fellow company Coolpad will roll out more 4G LTE models to lift its ASPs, according to sources in Taiwan's supply chain.
3S to continue operating in the red in 2Q14
May 27, 15:57
NAND flash drive controller IC and MEMS microphone chip provider Solid State System (3S) is expected to continue to operate in the red in the second quarter of 2014, according to industry sources.
Innodisk to expand production capacity by 50%
May 26, 21:54
Taiwan-based industrial embedded flash and DRAM storage memory provider Innodisk will set up a third production line to expand capacity by 50%, according to the company.
Inotera, Winbond to post strong earnings for 2Q14
May 20, 16:25
Inotera Memories and Winbond Electronics are expected to see their earnings continue to soar in the second quarter of 2014 due to continued hikes in DRAM chip prices, according to industry sources.
MediaTek, SK Hynix, AMD, and Micron sales surge in 1Q14, says IC Insights
May 20, 16:22
The top-20 worldwide semiconductor (IC and OSD-optoelectronic, sensor, and discrete) sales rankings for first-quarter 2014 included nine suppliers headquartered in the US, three in Taiwan, three in Europe, two in South Korea, two in Japan, and one in Singapore, a relatively broad representation of...