2014 banner year for global industrial semiconductors, says IHS
May 21, 11:04
Worldwide industrial semiconductor revenues totaled US$40.4 billion in 2014, up from US$34.3 billion in 2013, according to IHS. The 18% increase follows solid growth of 13% in 2013, a decline of 3% in 2012 and 12% growth in 2011. The strong performance achieved in 2014 represents the highest annual...
Nanya enjoys brisk orders for LPDDR2 DRAM, says report
Stockwatch - May 20, 15:13
Nanya Technology has landed a pull-in of orders for low-power DDR2 DRAM chips which will buoy the company's performance in the second half of 2015, according to a recent Chinese-language Commercial Times report.
Phison nets NT$4.52 per share for 1Q15
Stockwatch - May 18, 21:48
Taiwan-based Phison Electronics, a provider of NAND flash device controller ICs, has reported a net EPS of NT$4.52 (US$0.15) for the first quarter of 2015 compared with NT$4.15 a year earlier.
China venture capital firm may target Macronix, Winbond for acquistion, says paper
Newswatch - May 18, 15:48
China-based venture capital firm SummitView Capital may switch its acquisition targets to Macronix International or Winbond Electronics as its attempt to buy US-based memory chip design house Integrated Silicon Solution (ISSI) may block by a tender offer from Cypress Semiconductor, according to a Chinese-language...
Cypress enters race to buy ISSI
May 14, 22:15
Cypress Semiconductor announced on May 13 that the company has made an offer to buy Integrated Silicon Solution (ISSI) for US$19.75 per share in cash.
TSMC to make SSD controller chips for Apple, say sources
May 13, 15:28
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) reportedly has landed SSD controller chip orders from Apple, in addition to recent orders from Marvell Technology and Phison Electronics, according to industry sources.
Nanya looks to draw strategic partners
May 12, 21:43
Nanya Technology expects to draw strategic partners through fund raising, and is confident that its profits for 2015 will remain impressive, according to company chairman Wu Chia-chau.
Transcend Information revenues decline in April
Stockwatch - May 11, 16:38
Transcend Information has reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.103 billion (US$68.44 million) for April 2015, representing a 7.03% drop on month and 3.28% drop on year.
Winbond reports decreased April revenues
May 8, 11:07
Winbond Electronics saw its April revenues decrease 3.2% sequentially. Despite a cautious outlook for the second quarter, the company expects improvements to its product and customer mix to maintain its gross margin.
PTI reports increased April revenues
Stockwatch - May 7, 22:33
Memory packaging and testing specialist Powertech Technology (PTI) has announced April consolidated revenues grew 2.8% sequentially to NT$3.375 billion (US$109.7 million).
Transcend 1Q15 sales down, but gross margin up
May 4, 22:00
Memory module maker Transcend Information has reported consolidated revenues for the first quarter of 2015 declined about 9.8% from a year ago to NT$6.13 billion (US$199.5 million). Gross margin rose 1.8-percentage points on year to 21.3% in the first quarter, however, thanks to strong shipments of...
Macronix, Etron reportedly looking to tap MCP memory market
May 4, 12:06
Taiwan-based Macronix International and Etron Technology are both looking to step into the market for MCP (multi chip package) memory solutions, and are approaching potential partners for the supply of related chips, according to industry sources.
Macronix looks to grow revenues from NAND flash memory
May 4, 12:05
NOR flash memory specialist Macronix International is looking to grow revenues generated from its new NAND flash product line which includes MCP (multi-chip package) and eMMC solutions, according to company chairman Miin Wu.
Winbond posts slight sales growth in 1Q15; cautious about 2Q
May 4, 10:28
Specialty DRAM and NOR flash memory chipmaker Winbond Electronics has reported revenue growth of 2% sequentially for the first quarter of 2015. For the second quarter, the company set a cautious tone citing weaker-than-expected demand for TVs as well as continued slow demand for mobile phones.
Samsung reports decreased profits for 1Q15
Apr 30, 13:38
Samsung Electronics has reported net profits of KRW4.63 trillion (US$4.35 billion) for the first quarter of 2015, down 38.2% from the KRW7.49 trillion of a year earlier. Meanwhile, revenues for the first quarter reached KRW47.12 trillion, down 11% on quarter.
Macronix losses improve in 1Q15
Apr 29, 21:30
Macronix International, which specializes in the manufacture of NOR flash and mask ROM memory chips, saw its net losses reduce to NT$357 million (US$11.4 million) in the first quarter of 2015. Net EPS for first-quarter 2015 came to negative NT$0.10.
Nanya nets NT$2.61 per share for 1Q15
Apr 28, 21:54
DRAM chipmaker Nanya Technology has reported net profits of NT$6.29 billion (US$206 million), or NT$2.61 a share, for the first quarter of 2015. The profits were 26.6% lower than the prior quarter's levels.
Inotera 1Q15 profits drop to 7-quarter low
Apr 28, 15:45
DRAM chipmaker Inotera Memories has reported net profits of NT$7.27 billion (US$238 million) for the first quarter of 2015 - the lowest since the second quarter of 2013.
Silicon Motion to acquire China PCIe SSD firm
Apr 27, 21:54
Silicon Motion Technology has announced that the company has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Shannon Systems, a China-based supplier of enterprise-class PCIe SSD and storage array solutions.
SK Hynix 1Q15 profits soar
Apr 23, 15:28
SK Hynix has reported net profits of KRW1.3 trillion (US$1.2 billion) on consolidated revenues of KRW4.8 trillion for the first quarter of 2015. Profits and revenues saw on-year increases of 61% and 29%, respectively.
Phison to establish subsidiary in China
Apr 23, 11:12
NAND flash device controller supplier Phison Electronics has disclosed plans to set up a subsidiary in Hefei in China's Anhui Province for a total of NT$569 million (US$18 million), according to the company.
Taiwan chipmakers unaffected by earthquake
Apr 21, 15:56
Taiwan-based chipmakers including foundries TSMC and UMC, and IC packager ASE have said that their operations have not been affected by a 6.3 magnitude earthquake that struck the eastern coast of Taiwan before noon on April 20.
Global semiconductor market increases 9% in 2014, says IHS
Apr 21, 15:14
Worldwide semiconductor revenues grew by 9.2% in 2014, coming in just slightly below the 9.4% growth estimated previously, according to IHS. The year ended on a strong note with the fourth quarter showing 9.7% year-over-year growth.
PTI to post sales growth through 3Q15
Apr 20, 14:45
Memory packaging and testing house Powertech Technology (PTI) is expected to post sequential revenue growth through the third quarter of 2015, according to market observers.
PTI, FATC post mild revenue increases in 1Q15
Apr 17, 11:04
Memory packaging and testing houses Powertech Technology (PTI) and Formosa Advanced Technologies (FATC) have reported on-year increases of 2.2% and 6.8%, respectively, in consolidated revenues for the first quarter of 2015.
Powerchip reportedly to set up 12-inch wafer fab in China
Apr 14, 11:32
Powerchip Technology will partner with the Hefei city government to set up a joint-venture fab in the capital city of China's Anhui Province, according to industry sources. The JV fab will manufacture 12-inch wafers and provide foundry services mainly for driver ICs.
Digitimes Research: Samsung semiconductor capex to reach record high in 2015
Apr 13, 15:53
Semiconductor capital spending by Samsung Electronics is expected to reach an all-time high of US$15 billion in 2015, making the company's capex the world's highest in the semiconductor industry for the sixth straight year since 2010, according to an estimate of Digitimes Research. Meanwhile, SK Hynix's...
Transcend 1Q15 SSD sales approach total for 1H14
Apr 13, 15:21
Transcend Information saw its cumulative 2015 shipments of SSD (solid state drive) products through March reach nearly the total shipped in the first half of 2014, according to the Taiwan-based company.