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2009-06-10 Taiwan muses on allowing 12-inch fabs in China
Taiwan is mulling loosening its restrictions on Taiwan semiconductor investment in China, a move that would boost economic ties with the mainland.
2006-10-18 Taiwan DRAM makers outdo foreign makers' 12-inch fab output
DRAM manufacturers from Taiwan have reportedly been keeping up with their foreign counterparts in terms of output at their 12-inch fabs, according to industry sources.
2007-06-26 MOEA: 12-inch fabs drive Taiwan's chip industry
Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) reported that the development of 12-inch plants has put local companies in the lead in the semiconductor market
2006-04-25 Winbond opens 12-inch fab
Winbond Electronics official opened its new 12-inch fab at the Central Taiwan Science Park
2006-11-15 Taiwan chipmakers to build fabs in Hsinchu Park
Powerchip Semiconductor, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd and Vanguard International Semiconductor Inc. to begin construction of fab plants on the last available area at the Hsinchu Science Park.
2008-01-31 SMIC to put up 200mm, 300mm fabs in Shenzhen
China's SMIC has struck a deal with the Shenzhen municipal government under which the foundry provider will build new and separate 200mm and 300mm fabs in that region
2004-08-24 Hynix to set up 12-inch wafer plant in Wuxi
Hynix Semiconductor Inc. has signed an agreement with the Wuxi government in Jiangsu Province, China to construct a 12-inch wafer manufacturing plant in the region
2007-04-30 Hynix to construct 12-inch wafer facility in Cheongju
Hynix Semiconductor Inc. announced the groundbreaking of its front-end 12-inch wafer fab, named M11, in Cheongju, North Chungcheong Province, South Korea
2008-06-25 SMIC to build fabs, R&D center in Shenzhen
China foundry Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp. (SMIC) will build two production lines and an R&D center in Shenzhen, the ChinaTechNews reported.
2005-03-14 Chip makers to build new fabs, R&D center at Hsinchu Science Park
IC makers Taiwan Semiconductor Mfg Co. (TSMC), Powerchip Semiconductor Corp. (PSC) and Vanguard International Semiconductor Corp. (VIS) announced their plans to construct new facilities and R&D center at the Hsinchu Science Park.
2007-07-31 China fabs accounted for 12% of global market in 2006
In 2006, the China foundry industry reached a size of $2.9 billion, accounting for 12 percent of the global market.
2007-10-31 Air Products to supply nitrogen to Rexchip fabs
Air Products has signed a long-term nitrogen and bulk gas supply deal with Rexchip Semiconductor, the joint venture company between Powerchip Semiconductor and Elpida Memory.
2014-10-10 UMC to invest $6.2B in China foundry
The foundry will be a joint venture with a total investment of $6.2 billion, aimed at ramping to produce 50,000 12-inch wafers a month using 55nm and 40nm process technologies
2004-05-24 TSMC said to be seeking fab alliance with Macronix
Pinched for capacity, foundry giant Taiwan Semiconductor Mfg Co. is reportedly striking an alliance with memory maker Macronix International, which runs an 8-inch wafer fab and is mulling a 12-inch wafer line
2008-06-25 Malaysia foundries zero in on MEMS, analog
Apart from large, foreign-owned fabs that have laid the groundwork for semiconductor manufacturing in Malaysia, local foundries are also finding their own niches in the IC market
2003-12-19 IDC sees near-term growth for DRAM market
Recovering demand and controlled bit supply will boost the worldwide DRAM market for the next two years, according to IDC's latest DRAM market forecast. However, the report also reveals that oversupply due to expanding production by 12-inch fabs will pull the market down after 2005, leading to a correction in the middle of the forecast period. Despite this correction, IDC predicts that the DRAM market will grow from $16.5 billion in revenue in 2003 to $24.7 billion in 2007.
2004-03-10 Taiwan outpaces other DRAM makers in 2003
Taiwan's row of 12-inch DRAM fabs is powering the island to a 105.3 percent year-on-year output growth - the strongest among the world's key DRAM producers.
2003-09-25 STMicro sees own China fab within three years
STMicroelectronics will open a 12-inch capable fab in mainland China within three years
2004-03-12 SMIC aims high with Beijing fab
Semiconductor Manufacturing Int. Corp.'s massive 300mm (12-inch) semiconductor fab now under construction here may well be one of the most controversial - and celebrated - China development projects since Emperor Qin Shi Huang laid the foundation for the Great Wall of China in 214 B.C
2002-01-17 Powerchip to use 0.155m process in 256Mb DDR DRAM
Powerchip Semiconductor Corp. will use 0.155m CMOS process to make 256Mb DDR DRAMs in its 8-inch wafer fabs starting March this year
2002-03-15 Foundries poised as Taiwan nears OK on China fab investments
After months of delays and acrimonious debate, the Taiwan government is expected to ease restrictions this month on local investment in 200mm wafer fabs in China
2016-06-21 China: new fab hub of Asia?
Ten of the 19 fabs set to be built worldwide in 2016 and 2017 will be in China, according to the trade group SEMI
2007-07-26 Uptrend in DRAM contract prices seen until Q4
DRAMeXchange predicts that DRAM contract prices will continue on an uptrend until Q4, due particularly to the peak PC shipment season in October to November.
2002-02-12 UMC seeks control of Japan joint-venture fab
United Microelectronics Corp. is seeking to gain management control of its 300mm wafer joint venture with Hitachi Ltd, UMC chairman and chief executive Robert Tsao said Friday (Feb. 8).
2016-03-21 TSMC unveils silicon plans
TSMC will enable silicon interposers larger than 1,200mm21.5x the reticle sizeat 7nm to enable giant 2.5-D stacks of logic and memory for the next gen of Cowos- chip on wafer on substrate.
2004-05-31 TSIA estimates Taiwan Q2 foundry revenue at $3B
Taiwan Semiconductor Industry Association estimates that Taiwan's chip-foundry industry will attain over $3 billion for Q2, a 14.7 percent jump from the last quarter.
2010-07-07 Singapore aims to boost high-tech presence
Singapore EDB director for electronics Damian Chan talks about the nation's future directions for the electronics industry and competition with other countries for attracting tech investment.
2007-01-10 PSC eyes 50 percent supply boost in '07
Powerchip Semiconductor Corp.'s outlook for the year remains bright as its 70nm production expansion will result in a 50 percent supply increase in 2007.
2002-09-11 China fab details released as TSMC seeks permission
Taiwan Semiconductor Mfg Co. has announced more details to its plan to build a fab in China, saying it has applied for government permission to invest $898 million over a four-year period.
2005-01-03 Asian market: No longer the dark horse
Here are key development trends in the Asian semiconductor industry and what is in store in the coming years.
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