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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
2012-06-25 XP Power opens green fab in Vietnam
XP Power's power supply manufacturing facility in Ho Chi Minh City incorporates a solar PV array, eco-friendly glass to prevent solar heat gain, low energy lighting, and ultra-efficient air conditioning.
2007-01-08 Xilinx claims industry's 'largest' 65nm FPGA
Developed using 65nm technology, Xilinx claims its Virtex-5 LX330 FPGA delivers 65 percent more logic than the largest 90nm FPGAs.
2015-11-19 X-Fab invests in Malaysian wafer fab
The More-than-Moore chipmaker will invest $114 million in its wafer fab in Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia to meet demand for 0.18?m and 0.35?m manufacturing
2012-09-14 X-Fab claims the first open platform MEMS 3D process
X-Fab's 3-D sensor process is suitable for applications ranging from mobile devices, consumer goods, games and toys, automotive, robotics, industrial and medical equipment
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
2015-12-18 Why did Apple buy Maxim's fab
Regardless of its speculative nature, news like Apple's acquisition of Maxim's fab creates a great window to look into the wants and needs of the Cupertino giant
2009-01-16 When will the industry bounce back
Here's the $64,000 question: When will the global economyand the electronics industryrecover
2011-01-28 What's in the cards for the chip industry
Chip industry analysts make fearless forecasts for 2011, among them, M & A's, a structural shift between memory sub-sectors, a brighter semicap equipment outlook and the continued rise of LEDs
2005-11-28 Wafer fab usage rose in Q3, says report
Semiconductor manufacturing capacity utilization rose in the third quarter of 2005 to 90.1 percent, according to a Reuters report, which referenced data from the Semiconductor International Capacity Statistics (SICAS) group.
2012-12-20 Wafer fab spending to recover in 2014
Gartner projects that global spending for water fab equipment will continue to decrease next year as demand softens due to improving yields
2012-02-17 Wafer fab shut downs on the rise
Suppliers closed or upgraded their fabs that were manufacturing using smaller wafers and shifted operations to produce more cost-effectively on larger wafers.
2003-04-09 Wafer fab equipment market declines in 2002
Worldwide wafer fab equipment revenue in 2002 totaled $16.5 billion, a 31.6 percent decline from 2001's $24.1 billion revenue, reported Gartner Inc
2005-01-13 Varian Semicon installs ion implanter at UMC's 300mm fab
Varian Semiconductor Equipment Associates Inc. announced that it has completed the installation of a third single wafer VIISta 80HP high current ion implanter to enhance United Microelectronics Corp.'s advanced process capacity at its 300mm Fab in Tainan, Taiwan
2015-05-28 US raises flag on China spying in electronics industry
Concerns are growing within the U.S. government that China aims to grab American technology, yet Washington appears at times to be working at cross purposes.
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).
2004-03-01 UMC picks up SiS fab for $321 million
United Microelectronics Corp. said Thursday it will acquire an 8-inch wafer fab from PC chipset designer Silicon Integrated Systems Inc. in an all-stock deal worth $321 million
2009-10-13 UMC gears Singapore fab up for 45/40nm
UMC's Fab 12i in Singapore has begun an aggressive expansion project, increasing its capacity and enabling 45/40nm production
2012-08-24 UMC board votes to close Japan fab
Declining customer demand and bleak Japanese economy led to UMC's decision to shut down its fab in the country
2012-05-25 UMC begins phase 5 & 6 of Fab 12A
The expansion begins UMC's new generation of 300mm manufacturing that will extend 28nm production and establish a solid foundation for 20nm and beyond to meet customers' high-end demand.
2007-03-06 TSMC to step up production at Shanghai fab
Industry sources reported that Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd will ramp up the monthly capacity of its 8inch fab in Songjiang, Shanghai to 90,000 wafers by midyear.
2015-02-10 TSMC to expand Taiwan fab with $16B investment
TSMC has raised its capital expenditure budget for 2015 to $11.5-12 billion, an increase of 11.5-20 per cent compared with 2014, mainly due to its confidence in demand for advanced geometries.
2015-12-09 TSMC plans to set-up its first 12in wafer fab in China
TSMC will join a growing list of chipmakers that have rolled out 12in fab projects in China, which, according to SEMI, has one of the world's largest semiconductor markets
2011-01-18 TSMC is among chip industry's biggest R&D spenders in 2010
TSMC has joined the ranks of the semiconductor industry's top R&D spenders in 2010. Analysts attribute TSMC's increased R&D spending to the success of the fabless-foundry model and the increase in IDMs migrating to fab-lite models
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.
2010-01-28 TSMC completes Fab 12, Phase 5 construction
TSMC held a topping ceremony for its Fab 12, Phase 5 building located in the Hsinchu Science Park and announced that volume production is expected to begin in Q3 10
2006-01-11 TSMC CEO takes shots at fab-tool makers
An executive from TSMC took some surprising and subtle pot shots at the IC-equipment industry, urging vendors to improve their overall costs, lead times and productivity levels
2010-04-16 TSMC CEO calls for industry collaboration
TSMC CEO Morris Chang said there must be more collaboration than ever before between chip makers and foundries with Moore's Law slowing and chip-production costs continuing to soar.
2009-01-09 Tough '09 awaits fab-tool, materials sector
Based on the early returns, the fab-tool and electronic materials markets are off to a rough start in 2009. And don't expect the market to improve, prompting the possible acceleration of a shake-out in the sector
2004-04-16 Toshiba, SanDisk expand 300mm NAND fab plan
Toshiba Corp. said it expects the final capacity of its planned 300mm NAND memory fab to be about 37,500 wafers a month, 1.5 times larger than the original plan announced in last December
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