Wafer reclaim and thinning specialist Phoenix Silicon International (PSI) has filed a lawsuit with the Taiwan IP court against Integrated Service Technology (iST) accusing it of infringing its patent concerning wafer thinning process technology.
Semicon Taiwan 2019 opens
Semicon Taiwan 2019 opens today, focusing on cutting-edge technologies, including those concerning 5G and AI, with its forums to feature heavyweight speakers from TSMC, ASE and others.
Powertech Technology (PTI) with its fan-out panel-level packaging (FOPLP) technology has obtained orders for high performance computing (HPC) solutions designed for AI and networking applications from China- and Taiwan-based fabless firms, according to sources familiar with the matter.
Semiconductor test equipment supplier Advantest is presenting its latest solutions for 5G, next-generation memory, automotive and power device applications during the Semicon Taiwan 2019 that kicks off today.
TSMC's clients reportedly have been eager to secure the foundry's 7nm production ccapacity, as strong demand from the smartphone and for the advanced node has resulted in tight supply with lead time extending. TSMC is expected to set...
Semiconductors to regain growth after 2019 decline
The global semiconductor market sales are forecast to increase 5-7% in 2020 following a decline this year, according to SEMI.
ASE gearing up for 5G mmWave AiP, RF modules assembling
Leading IC backend house ASE Technology Holding will have its fan-out (FO) packaging technology ready in 2020 at the earliest for volume production of mmWave antenna-in-package (AiP) modules and RF (radio frequency) front-end modules (FEM) for use in 5G devices, according to industry sources.
GaAs foundry Win Semiconductors plans to expand production capacity by around 5,000 6-inch wafers monthly in the second quarter of 2020 to meet ever-increasing compound semiconductor foundry demand for 5G applications, according to company president Kyle Chen.
Corning has disclosed it will showcase an expanded range of precision glass substrates and supporting technologies for the semiconductor and consumer electronics industries at Semicon Taiwan.
TSMC 7nm production lead time extended
The lead time for production of 7nm chips at Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has extended to nearly six months from the previous two months because of strong demand, according to industry sources.
Semicon Taiwan 2019 to open with 700 exhibitors
The annual Semicon Taiwan tradeshow will take place in Taipei from September 18-20, with this year's theme focusing on cutting-edge technologies enabling the semiconductor industry to work to extend silicon scaling beyond Moore's Law.
As 7nm and more-advanced process nodes are increasingly applied to fabricating high-performance computing (HPC) CPUs and GPUs, demand for high-end IC sockets for SLT (system level test) and FT (final test) applications is getting robust, serving as a strong growth driver for WinWay Technology (WWT),...
Investments in new fab projects starting construction in 2020 are expected to reach nearly US$50 billion, up about US$12 billion from 2019, according to SEMI.
Memory modules specialist Orient Semiconductor Electronics (OSE) is expected to see its September revenues hit an all-time high for the third consecutive month, driven by a pull-in of orders for NAND flash devices, as well as orders for EMS services, according to market watchers,
Taiwan science parks see decline in January-June sales
Government-run Hsinchu Science Park (HSP), Southern Taiwan Science Park (STSP) and Central Taiwan Science Park (CTSP) generated revenues totaling NT$1,218.942 billion (US$38.88 billion) in January-June 2019, slipping 2.47% on year, according to statistics released by the Ministry of Science and Technology...
Taiwan semiconductor foundry sector, 2Q19
With global market demand on a moderate increase in second-quarter 2019, Taiwan-based semiconductor foundries showed recovery. Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) and Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) together generated total revenues...
Taiwan-based Spirox, a distributor of packaging and testing equipment, has formed a partnership with National Instruments (NI) and expects their cooperation to bear fruit in 2020.
Taiwan-based backend houses including KYEC and Chipbond expect to see stable growth in demand for baseband chips and LCD driver ICs for Apple iPhone.
DuPont sells SiC wafer division to SK Siltron
DuPont Electronics & Imaging has announced it has signed an agreement to sell its compound semiconductor solutions (CSS) business to SK Siltron. The transaction is expected to close by the end of 2019, subject to customary regulatory approvals for closing.
Apple has just released its new iPhones and smartwatch, and its next-generation AirPods is likely to be available soon. Supply chain sources have disclosed that ODMs will begin mass assembly of the new AirPods as early as October to meet...
ASE to enjoy revenue growth through 4Q19 on SiP orders
IC backend house ASE Technology Holding is expected to generate sequential revenue increases through the last quarter of 2019, driven by orders for SoC chips for smartphones, wearables and other portable devices, according to industry sources.
Turnkey equipment supplier Acter positive about 2H19
Cleanroom and turnkey equipment supplier Acter has enjoyed an influx of orders particularly from its Taiwan-based clients looking to relocate their manufacturing operations back home or to Southeast Asia from China. It expects revenues to ramp up steadily from the second half of 2019 to 2020.
Global demand for 5G CPE (customer premise equipment) is expected to grow rapidly to 120 million units in 2025 from 100,000 units in 2019, prompting chipmakers such as Qualcomm and Huawei HiSilicon to step up rolling out relevant chip solutions, which in turn will provide new business opportunities...
TSMC posts record August revenues
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) saw its August revenues climb to a record high of NT$106.12 billion (US$3.4 billion).
UMC, VIS see revenues decrease in August
Pure-play foundries United Microelectronics (UMC) and Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) have both reported sequential decreases in August consolidated revenues of nearly 4% and 8%, respectively.
Taiwan handsets – 2Q 2019
Taiwan's handset shipments arrived at 13.8 million units in the second quarter of 2019, a level similar to that of the previous...
Taiwan LCD monitors – 2Q 2019
Taiwan PC monitor shipments continued their on-year growth momentum in the second quarter of 2019, but the increase slowed to...
Taiwan small- to mid-size LCD panels – 2Q 2019
Although second-quarter 2019 was the traditional peak season for the small- to medium-size panel industry, Taiwan's shipments...
Taiwan semiconductor foundry sector, 2Q19
According to Digitimes Research's observation, with global market demand on a moderate increase in second-quarter 2019, Taiwan-based...
Global AIO PC shipment forecast and industry analysis, 2019
Global all-in-one (AIO) PC shipments will continue shrinking in 2019, following 2018's around 2% on-year drop. With issues such...
Global AP demand forecast, 2017-2022
Amid bleak outlook for downstream vendors, uncertainties surrounding the US-China trade tension, factory relocation and exchange...