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  • TSMC discloses NT$4.4 billion worth of facility construction for Nanjing fab

    Before Going to Press | 51min ago

  • ASE, SPIL sign merger deal

    Before Going to Press | 51min ago

  • Taiwan market: FET launches smart home solution

    Before Going to Press | 1h 14min ago

  • Huawei to launch VR device in July

    Before Going to Press | 1h 16min ago

  • China market: Xiaomi to launch 3rd-party mobile payment services

    Before Going to Press | 1h 18min ago

  • AIC offers hardware/software integrated solutions for data centers

    Before Going to Press | 1h 19min ago

  • Efun Technology to not deal out 2015 dividend

    Before Going to Press | 1h 21min ago

  • Hota Industrial lands 7-year orders from BorgWarner

    Before Going to Press | 1h 22min ago

  • Sharp to beef up overseas marketing of solar cells, says Nikkei

    Before Going to Press | 1h 22min ago

  • Aaeon Technology to deal out 2015 dividend of NT$3

    Before Going to Press | 1h 23min ago

  • Samsung Display to reportedly end production at 7G LCD factory

    Before Going to Press | 1h 23min ago

  • Huawei Technologies ships 28.3 million smartphones globally in 1Q16, says report

    Before Going to Press | 1h 24min ago

  • Short lead-time orders to buoy UMC 3Q16 revenues

    Before Going to Press | 1h 25min ago

  • Digitimes Research: China IC production value to rise 15% in 2016

    Before Going to Press | 1h 26min ago

  • Robust SSD demand to buoy related IC revenues in 3Q16

    Before Going to Press | 1h 27min ago

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Nanya to deal out cash dividend of NT$2.80 for 2015

Jun 23, 14:46

Shareholders of Nanya Technology have approved the distribution of a NT$2.80 (US$0.09) cash dividend for 2015, according to the DRAM maker.

DRAM prices to stabilize in 2017, says DRAMeXchange

Jun 21, 17:42

DRAM prices will become stable in 2017 as chipmakers implement supply controls, according to DRAMeXchange.

NAND flash supply to fall short in 3Q16, says DRAMeXchange

Jun 21, 14:10

Prices of TLC (triple-level-cell) wafers and spot prices of mainstream memory cards have been on a steady rise for three consecutive months since April 2016. The uptrend will continue as the possibility of the market encountering tight supply in the third quarter becomes more apparent, according to...

Samsung fab outage raises flash supply concerns

Jun 21, 11:23

A recent power outage at Samsung's Xian, China fab has disrupted the company's flash production raising concerns that supply of the memory might fall short of demand in the second half of 2016.

Inotera dismisses report about Micron seeking to lower acquisition price

Jun 21, 11:19

Both Inotera Memories and Nanya Technology have dismissed a report that claims Micron Technology is seeking to lower the acquisition price for Inotera.

PTI says minimal impact from power outage at Xian plant

Stockwatch - Jun 21, 11:14

Packaging and testing company Powertech Technology (PTI) said in a filing with the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE) that a power supply disruption at its Xian, China plant will not have a material impact on the facility operations.

North American semiconductor equipment industry posts May 2016 book-to-bill ratio of 1.09, says SEMI

Jun 20, 11:38

The book-to-bill ratio for the North America semiconductor equipment industry stayed above parity for the sixth consecutive month in May 2016, according to industry association SEMI.

Nineteen new fabs and lines to begin construction in 2016-17, says SEMI

Jun 14, 22:26

SEMI has forecast that 19 new fabs and lines will begin construction in 2016 and 2017. While semiconductor fab equipment spending is off to a slow start in 2016, it is expected to gain momentum through the end of the year.

Inotera says deal with Micron proceeding

Jun 14, 10:55

Inotera Memories' deal with Micron Technology continues to proceed despite a delay in closing the transaction, said company chairman Pei-Ing Lee in response to some speculation that the deal might fail.

Micron pushes back closing of Inotera acquisition

Jun 13, 14:47

Micron Technology has disclosed its acquisition of Taiwan-based Inotera Memories, originally scheduled to complete by July, will be delayed.

Memory market conditions to improve in 2H16

Jun 13, 11:04

The memory-IC market conditions are expected to improve in the second half of 2016, thanks to a pick-up in demand for Android and iPhone devices, according to industry sources.

Transcend Information revenues drop in May

Stockwatch - Jun 8, 16:24

Transcend Information has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.73 billion (US$57.34 million) for May 2016, representing a 1.2% drop on month and 11.85% drop on year.

Global semiconductor sales decrease in April, says SIA

Jun 8, 14:01

The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) has announced worldwide sales of semiconductors reached US$25.8 billion for the month of April 2016, a decrease of 1.0% from last month's total of US$26.1 billion and 6.2% lower than the April 2015 total of US$27.6 billion. Additionally, a new WSTS industry...

Winbond, Macronix May revenues rise on year

Jun 7, 20:55

Non-PC memory chipmakers Winbond Electronics and Macronix International have reported on-year increases in consolidated revenues for May 2016 of 12.2% and 9.4%, respectively.

Nanya May revenues fall

Jun 7, 11:45

DRAM chipmaker Nanya Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.9 billion (US$89.7 million) for May 2016, down 23.7% on year and 2.6% sequentially.

Phison signs deal to establish local USB device supply chain in India , says report

Stockwatch - Jun 3, 14:45

NAND flash controller and solution provider Phison Electronics has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Electronic Industries Association of India (ELCINA) for joint efforts to establish a homegrown USB device industry, according to recent Chinese-language Commercial Times and...

Taiwan MOEA approves Micron-Inotera deal

Jun 3, 10:48

The Investment Commission of Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) has approved a planned merger between Micron Technology's Taiwan unit and Inotera Memories.

Inotera sees better DRAM market conditions in 2H16, says chairman

Jun 3, 10:27

DRAM market conditions in the second half of 2016 will be better the first half, as end-market demand picks up, according to Pei-Ing Lee, chairman for Inotera Memories.

NAND flash prices to stabilize in 3Q16, says DRAMeXchange

Jun 2, 10:59

NAND flash prices are expected to stop falling and become stable in the second half of 2016, as end-market demand returns, according to DRAMeXchange.

Samsung announces mass production of 512GB NVMe SSD in single BGA package

Jun 1, 21:57

Samsung Electronics has begun mass producing NVM Express (NVMe) PCIe SSD solutions in a single ball grid array (BGA) package for next-generation PCs and ultra-slim notebooks, according to the South Korea memory vendor. The new BGA NVMe SSD, named PM971-NVMe, features a compact package that contains...

Samsung 512GB NVMe SSD

Micron launches 3D NAND SSDs

Jun 1, 13:05

Micron Technology has introduced a new lineup of 3D NAND flash SSDs - the 1100 SATA and 2100 PCIe NVMe SSDs - designed to address the storage demands of today's most challenging client computing platforms including Ultrabook and tablets as well as performance-oriented desktops and workstations. The...

Digitimes Research: Korea memory-IC industry output value to increase 5% in 2Q16

May 31, 11:19

The production value of South Korea's memory chip industry is expected to increase about 5% sequentially in the second quarter of 2016, according Digitimes Research. Demand for smartphones and other mobile devices is picking up, but chip prices continue to fall.

Computex looks to take on new identity

May 31, 08:51

This year's Computex Taipei 2016 will mark a turning point for Asia's biggest tradeshow, as Taiwan begins asserting itself as being not only the center of the global ICT supply chain but also as a key partner for building the global technology ecosystem and driving innovation. This new positioning...

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Powering the cloud: Intel embraces new identity

May 30, 22:09

The next wave of computing is now beginning to define the IT industry, where the boundaries of computing are expanding as billions of smart and connected devices, new data-rich services and cloud apps fueled by the Internet of Things (IoT) increasingly bring new experiences to our lives. Aligning itself...

Intel VP and Taiwan country manager Jason Chen

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

May 25, 15:47

The book-to-bill ratio for the North America semiconductor equipment industry stayed above parity for the fifth consecutive month in April 2016, according to industry association SEMI.

Silicon Motion expects NAND flash shortage in 2H16

May 24, 14:13

NAND flash device controller supplier Silicon Motion Technology is expecting a shortage for the NAND flash industry in the second half of 2016.

Nanya buys equipment for NT$1.29 billion

Stockwatch - May 24, 10:53

DRAM chipmaker Nanya Technology has announced the purchase of a batch of machinery equipment for NT$1.29 billion (US$39.51 million).

Walton announces stock buyback

May 23, 14:37

Memory-IC packaging and testing house Walton Advanced Engineering has announced plans to repurchase as many as five million shares at prices between NT$8 (US$0.25) and NT$12 per share through July 22, 2016. The repurchased shares will be distributed to employees, the company said.

Global 1Q16 NAND flash market posts 2.9% decrease, says DRAMeXchange

May 20, 14:12

Branded NAND flash vendors saw their combined revenues decline further to US$8.06 billion in the first quarter of 2016, according to DRAMeXchange. During the quarter, falling chip ASPs was more significant than the industry's bit shipment growth.

3S expects to post lower revenues but higher gross margin in 2Q16

May 19, 10:09

Weak controller IC demand for memory devices will drag down Solid State System's (3S) revenues in the second quarter, but gross margin for the quarter will be higher than the 32.92% reported for the first quarter, according to the company.

Macronix stock downgraded to requiring full delivery

May 18, 13:33

Stock of Taiwan-based Macronix International will be downgraded on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE) to requiring full-cash delivery on May 19, after the company's first-quarter net value per share failed to meet the required NT$5 mark.

Nanya buys equipment for NT$692 million

Stockwatch - May 18, 11:05

DRAM chipmaker Nanya Technology has announced the purchase of a batch of machinery equipment for NT$691.83 million (US$21.2 million).

Global 1Q16 DRAM revenues fall 16.6%, says DRAMeXchange

May 17, 20:43

Sales in the global DRAM market in the first quarter of 2016 declined 16.6% from the fourth quarter of 2015 on falling chip prices due to oversupply, according to DRAMeXchange.

Global 1Q16 silicon wafer shipments increase on quarter, says SEMI

May 17, 15:02

Worldwide silicon wafer area shipments increased during the first quarter of 2016 when compared to fourth-quarter 2015 area shipments according to the SEMI Silicon Manufacturers Group (SMG) in its quarterly analysis of the silicon wafer industry.

ChipMOS secures NT$13.2 billion syndicated loan

May 16, 15:05

ChipMOS Technologies has signed a five-year syndicated loan for NT$13.2 billion (US$404.5 million) with 10 local banks in Taiwan, according to the packaging and testing company.

IC Insights releases top-20 semiconductor suppliers in 1Q16

May 16, 10:23

IC Insights has released its list of the world's top-20 semiconductor suppliers including three pure-play foundries and six fabless companies in the first quarter of 2016.

Worldwide semiconductor revenues to fall 2.3% in 2016, says IDC

May 16, 10:00

Worldwide semiconductor revenues for 2016 will fall for a second consecutive year to US$324 billion, down 2.3% from the previous year according to IDC. Revenues are forecast to log a CAGR of 1.9% from 2015-2020, reaching US$364 billion in 2020.

UMC to help develop DRAM manufacturing technology for China firm

Stockwatch - May 16, 09:59

Fujian Jin Hua Integrated Circuit and Taiwan-based United Microelectronics (UMC) have signed a technology cooperation agreement for UMC to develop DRAM related technologies for Jin Hua, according to a company filing UMC issued with the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE).

Phison posts EPS NT$4.71 in 1Q16, anticipating NAND flash shortage in 3Q16

Newswatch - May 13, 09:54

NAND flash controller and solution provider Phison Electronics has reported net profits of NT$964 million (US$29.6 million) for the first quarter of 2016, down slightly from NT$1.029 billion recorded a quarter earlier.

Digitimes Research: Samsung, Hynix capex for memory to fall in 2016

May 12, 15:55

Samsung Electronics and SK Hynix will both lower their total capex for memory ICs in 2016, according to Digitimes Research. During the year, both companies will focus on migrating to 18nm process technology for the manufacture of DRAM chips and ramping up their 3D NAND flash capacities.

Automotive electronics system demand fails to boost auto IC market in 2015, says IC Insights

May 12, 10:25

With discussion increasingly focused on autonomous vehicles and vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) and vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) communication, demand is rising for electronic systems to support new, intelligent cars. Meanwhile, older, existing technology on high-end vehicles continues to migrate down...

KYEC posts profit rise in 1Q16

May 10, 22:50

Wafer probing service company King Yuan Electronics (KYEC) has reported net profits of NT$603 million (US$18.5 million) for the first quarter of 2016, up 30.3% sequentially and 0.6% on year. EPS for the quarter came to NT$0.52.

Transcend Information sees April revenues drop

Stockwatch - May 10, 15:40

Transcend Information has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.751 billion (US$53.96 million) for April 2016, representing a 9.05% drop on month and 16.74% drop on year.

Winbond April revenues rise

Stockwatch - May 9, 21:34

Specialty memory specialist Winbond Electronics has announced consolidated revenues of NT$3.52 billion (US$108.5 million) for April 2016, up 2.8% sequentially and 11.4% on year.

Worldwide semiconductor capital spending to decline 2% in 2016, says Gartner

May 9, 21:32

Worldwide semiconductor capital spending is projected to decline 2% to US$62.8 billion in 2016, according to Gartner. This is up from the estimated 4.7% decline in Gartner's previous quarterly forecast.

Inotera reports increased revenues for April

Stockwatch - May 6, 16:50

Inotera Memories has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.915 billion (US$102.82 million) for April 2016, representing a 2.05% increase on month and 2.96% increase on year.

Macronix reports on-year rise for April revenues

Stockwatch - May 6, 16:48

Macronix International has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.743 billion (US$53.79 million) for April 2016, representing a 1.79% drop on month but an 11.46% increase on year.

Nanya sees April revenues decline

Stockwatch - May 6, 16:47

Nanya Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.975 billion (US$91.81 million) for April 2016, representing a 9.86% drop on month and 23.98% drop on year.

Adata 1Q16 profits soar

May 4, 10:54

Memory module maker Adata Technology saw its first-quarter net profits surge 340% from a year earlier, buoyed by rising non-operating profits.

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.

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