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2005-02-22 UMC chairman denies doing wrong in letter to Taiwan prosecutor
A Taiwan government investigation into local foundry chipmaker United Microelectronics Corp. (UMC) took a dramatic twist on Friday (Feb. 18) with the company's chairman admitted he helped set up a Chinese foundry, an act that could lead to criminal charges, but denied wrong-doing in an open letter to the Taiwan prosecutor.
2006-07-20 U.S. seeks to change rules on China exports
The U.S. Department of Commerce is seeking to change the rules regarding high-tech exports to China, some of which are intended to make it easier to sell semiconductor equipment into its growing IC market.
2007-03-28 TSMC widens lead over other foundries
TSMC increased its market share in the foundry business for 2006, while Chartered Semi regained lost ground in the sector, according to Gartner Inc.
2015-02-09 TSMC sues ex-employee over 28nm tech leak to Samsung
Analysts say that given TSMC's technology leadership, they were surprised when Samsung came abreast of TSMC in FinFET chips, the first of which are expected to be commercially available this year.
2005-07-28 TSMC sees recovery amid strong Q2
Taiwan Semiconductor Mfg Co. Ltd (TSMC) projects a recovery in the lackluster foundry business in the second half of 2005, amid a jump in its own sales, profits and fab utilization rates for the second quarter.
2005-04-29 TSMC sees low-power process as new technology driver
Changing its strategy in midstream, Taiwan Semiconductor Mfg Co. Ltd (TSMC) this week made a major but overlooked announcement.
2016-03-30 TSMC inks deal for first 300mm wafer fab in China
The facility, to rise in the Pukou Economic Development Zone, will have a planned capacity of 20,000 12in wafers monthly and will include a design centre.
2008-04-30 TSMC IC design collaboration strategy stirs controversy
TSMC has unveiled a new and possibly controversial strategy that involves more collaboration in the early stages of the IC design process.
2012-04-04 TSMC grabs 49% of foundry market share
Gartner analysts attributed much of the foundry growth to depreciation in the U.S. currency and said that without that the foundry growth would have been 0.7 percent.
2008-10-03 TSMC delays high-k offering to 28nm
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd has rolled out its 28nm process and disclosed it will push out its initial high-k/metal-gate offering until 28nm, putting it slightly behind its rivals in Chartered, IBM and Samsung.
2014-09-30 TSMC beats competition with 84 per cent market control
Defined as the market for nodes with 28nm and smaller geometries, pure-play foundry market is forecast to expand by 72 per cent in 2014, and TSMC to take the lead with $10.3 billion in sales.
2005-07-18 Tower tips turnaround strategy
Moving towards its turnaround strategy, Israel's Tower Semiconductor Ltd plans to reorganize its operations, focus on several key markets and boost its overall fab efficiency.
2006-02-24 Tough sledding seen for Chinese foundry growth
Despite double-digit growth predicted for the semiconductor industry over the next few years, it will be tough for Chinese foundries to make additional market share gains, says Semico Research.
2011-04-07 TI's new strategy casts doubts on Samsung's foundry ambitions
TI has disclosed that for OMAP 5, it may work with a set of foundries that does not include Samsung, stressing that it will rely on Samsung to a "lesser extent" at 45nm and not partner with it at 28nm.
2006-05-05 TI qualifies foundries for 65nm process
Texas Instruments is qualifying select silicon foundries for its 65nm process as part of an aggressive ramp for the technology.
2014-11-07 TI expands presence in China with 300mm bumping facility
The company's new 300mm wafer bumping facility will rise in a second shell that came with the Chengdu site TI purchased back in 2010. The facility is scheduled to begin production in early 2016.
2004-11-11 TI begins producing DSPs using 90nm technology
Texas Instruments has begun volume production on 1GHz digital signal processors using 90nm process technology.
2004-11-10 TI begins producing DSPs using 90nm technology
After months of telling the industry of its ambitious plans, Texas Instruments Inc. has begun volume production on 1GHz digital signal processors (DSPs) using 90nm process technology
2007-03-28 The other side of the wafer [fab craze]
In 2004, Nanotech Corp. turned heads by securing used equipment and process technology from Intel and promising to build a fab about 100 miles west of Shanghai. But the loans promised by China's policy banks never materialized.
2008-05-15 Tech firms assess Chengdu quake impact
Some technology companies with facilities in Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan and a major electronics hub, have begun initial assessment of the damage wrought by last Monday's earthquake.
2016-02-09 Taiwan quake shakes up TSMC, UMC foundry production
The 6.4 magnitude earthquake that hit Taiwan early Saturday caused an automatic shutdown of production for foundries, but restoration of 95 per cent of the tools are expected in two to three days' time.
2005-01-12 Taiwan foundries to cut chip production this quarter
The number of chips rolling out of Taiwan's foundries will continue to decline this quarter, as the demand picture turns cloudy and fables customers try to eat through excess inventory.
2011-09-09 Survey shows Taiwan aids China's fabless firms
Fabless chip companies from China are turning to Taiwan to help them compete globally, according to a survey conducted by EE Times-China.
2008-11-20 Study: China uses 1/3 of '07 global ICs
Semi usage by electronics makers in the China market increased by 23 percent last year, when it consumed for the first time, more than a third of the ICs developed worldwide, based on a report provided by PricewaterhouseCoopers.
2014-11-04 Start-up vows to halve SSD cost
A new solid state disc controller is capable of handling 5TB of flash memory on a single PCB. The start-up behind the IC aims to solve issues around fast updates in flash and limited bus speeds by taking the problem to a "higher level of abstraction."
2005-08-11 Standstill in sight for 2005 foundry revenues
Pure-play foundry sales are forecast to total $16.92 billion for 2005, an increase of just 1 percent of the revenues achieved last year, according to just published figures from market research group IC Insights.
2008-03-10 Spansion's 300mm NOR fab ramps in Japan
Spansion has announced that it has reached a reached a production milestone of more than 25,000 wafer starts per quarter at its Spansion 1 (SP1) facility in Aizuwakamatsu, Japan, the world's first 300mm NOR fab.
2008-06-10 Spansion streamlines operations, refocuses on Asia
Due to ongoing losses and lackluster demand for NOR flash memory, Spansion Inc. announced it will cut approximately 500 positions worldwide.
2008-07-02 Spansion all set for Numonyx challenge
Sizing up Numonyx as its new competitor, Spansion said it will keep a close eye on the company.
2013-11-20 South Korean firm puts up foundry biz for sale
Dongbu reportedly plans to sell about $2.8 billion in assets, including Dongbu HiTek and Dongbu Metal, by 2015 in order to reduce the group debt burden which stands at about $6 billion.
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