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2004-06-15 Xilinx parts with IBM on 90nm chip production
Programmable logic vendor Xilinx Inc. announced that it does not plan to produce 90nm FPGAs at IBM Microelectronics, and will instead continue to rely on Taiwan's United Microelectronics Corp.
2008-02-06 Will EUV litho ever cross over from R&D to production
The procurement of an R&D EUV lithography tool from Nikon has reportedly been put off by Intel, raising more questions about the viability of EUV for mass chip production.
2015-06-03 Why is China bullish on chip industry
Unlike in the West, China considers the semiconductor sector a big investment. It is the financial play and quick ROI that lures Chinese investment funds into the chip industry
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
2012-01-17 Taiwan leads global wafer production
Taiwan has bested Japan and South Korea as worldwide leaders in chip production with 21 percent wafer capacity in mid-2011.
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.
2006-10-25 Study links chip production to cancer
Death rates among workers who manufacture computer components are at higher risk of dying of cancer, compared with the general population, according to a study that was published in Environmental Health.
2010-05-19 Sharp ramps blue LED production at Fukuyama plant
Sharp Corp. plans to begin mass production of blue LED chips at its Fukuyama Plant in Fukuyama City, Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan within this year
2006-07-28 Security solution checks chip design pilferage
Certicom released a security solution to help fabless chip designers protect proprietary IC designs and reduce the problem of illicit surplus chip manufacturing for the gray market
2007-07-20 SDK to expand GaN-based blue LED chip production
Showa Denko K.K. (SDK) announced it will invest almost $41 million to expand the production capacity of GaN-based blue LED chips at its Chiba site to 200 million units a month by June 2008
2007-05-30 Samsung allots $1B for memory IC production upgrade
Samsung Electronics announced May 28 that it would invest $1.01 billion to upgrade its memory chip production lines, according to a Reuters report.
2004-05-14 Philips claims new 90nm chip is 'right-first-time
Philips Semiconductors has achieved what it claims is right-first-time silicon at its 90nm CMOS production lines in France and Taiwan
2009-12-15 Osram Malaysia LED fab starts full production
Osram Opto Semiconductors has completed the installation at its LED chip production plant in Penang, Malaysia.
2011-03-10 Osram converts chip plants to raise LED output
Osram's facilities in Malaysia and Germany will introduce 6-inch wafers, a move that could almost double the company's chip production capacity for white LEDs by the end of 2012.
2006-07-28 New Synopsys tool speeds production, time-to-market
Synopsis said PrimeYield predicts design-induced mechanisms that threaten manufacturing tolerances and provides automated correction guidance to upstream design implementation tools, resulting in accelerated time-to-production and time-to-market
2007-10-29 New Intel fab ramps up 45nm chip production
Intel has started production of new-generation microprocessors for PCs, servers and other computing devices at its first high-volume 45nm manufacturing factory in Chandler, Arizona
2002-01-21 NEC boosts USB 2.0 chip production
NEC Electron Devices plans to boost USB 2.0 chip production nearly threefold in anticipation of rapid growth of the USB 2.0 market this year as PC and motherboard makers adopt the 480Mbps interface.
2006-05-25 Micron plans to double CMOS sensors production
Micron Technology intends to double its CMOS sensor manufacturing capacity by converting two memory fabs to imager chip production.
2007-10-05 Malaysian telco aids Silterra on 90/65nm chip production
Foundry Silterra has signed an agreement with the R&D arm of Malaysia's largest communications provider Telekom Malaysia to assist in its drive to lower process-technology nodes.
2013-10-18 Inward investments boost China's chip production
Due to the country's indigenous and inward investments, China was able to produce 86 billion chips in 2012.
2004-02-05 IBM gets chip production investment from Sony
IBM has received $325M from Sony Group for the production of next-gen 65nm chips
2005-02-11 Honeywell opens electronic materials production facility
Honeywell announced that its electronic materials business has opened a new, 40,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Chandler, Arizona, boosting Honeywell's capabilities to supply both straight and advanced customized electronic chemicals for the semiconductor industry.
2005-06-20 Grace adopts Synopsys tool suite for chip production
Mainland China-based pure IC foundry Grace Semiconductor Mfg Corp. has adopted U.S.-based Synopsys Inc.' design for manufacturing (DFM) tool suite, particularly using the Proteus optical proximity correction (OPC) software and SiVL lithography verification tool to lower mask turnaround time and to enhance its ability to produce high-yielding chips.
2004-03-24 Formosa to outsource production process from Tyntek
Formosa Epitaxy Inc. has signed a subcontracting agreement with Tyntek Corp.
2005-04-28 First quarter chip production value drops 3.2 percent, says ITIS
The Industrial Technology Intelligence Service (ITIS) announced that semiconductor production in the first quarter decreased by 3.2 percent year-on-year
2004-01-23 Epistar to boost chip production
Epistar Corp. is planning to increase monthly capacity for AlGaAs Epi-wafer chips to 300M units by the end of this year.
2011-07-07 E-beam lithography speeds up chip production
MIT researchers have demonstrated the practicability of e-beam lithography in shrinking and mass producing computer chips.
2009-11-12 Cree opens first production plant in China
This is Cree's first chip-production facility outside North America and will also make components in the future.
2001-05-01 Cleaning up the flip-chip production act
Experiments carried out at Dexter Electronic Materials show that cleaning is beneficial even with no-clean flux and that compatibility of materials and cleaning agents is important.
2005-11-25 Chip production running flat out, says VLSI
Semiconductor manufacturing capacity utilization remained overheated in October and will do so throughout November, according to market research company VLSI Research Inc.
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