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2010-03-03 NXP mulls turning wafer fab to solar facility
NXP BV is in talks on the possibility of converting a 6-inch wafer fab at Nijmegen, The Netherlands, to solar cell manufacture
2012-08-31 No dodging the downtrend for wafer makers, says analyst
The price competition among multiSi wafer makers fueled the downtrend, which EnergyTrend expects will make 2012 a difficult year for wafer makers as no signs of rebound is in sight
2004-10-29 No cost benefit in China wafer fab, says TSMC's Chang
Morris Chang, chairman of foundry chipmaker Taiwan Semiconductor Mfg Co. Ltd, said Tuesday (Oct. 26) that the company's China-based wafer fab will not be more cost competitive than its Taiwan-based fabs for at least five years
2002-04-24 Nanke Electronics builds 8-inch wafer plant
IC manufacturer Zhuhai Nanke Electronics Co. Ltd has begun construction of an 8-inch wafer plant valued at $255 million
2012-06-29 Multi-Si wafer improving, poised to replace mono-Si wafers
EnergyTrend's study shows high efficiency multiSi wafer products eventually cannibalizing the p-type mono-wafer market
2007-02-12 Motech to build wafer fab in Kunshan
According to industry sources, Motech Industries Inc. will set up a silicon wafer fab plant in Kunshan, mainland China
2014-07-03 More wafer fabs to close up shop
Chip makers will pull the plug on four wafer fabs this year, in addition to the 72 that were closed over the past five years, reflecting a trend of shifting to fab-lite or fabless business model
2011-06-01 Memory chip makers cash in on higher PC demand
The Bedford Report has observed a surge in memory chip sales with the rapid increase in mobile demand. This trend will continue, especially with rising optimism that theDRAM market is turning around
2008-02-28 LDK inks long-term solar wafer deal with Hyundai
LDK Solar has signed an eight-year "Take or Pay" contract to supply multicrystalline solar wafers to South Korea-based Hyundai Heavy Industries.
2005-01-20 Komatsu allots $224M for silicon wafer plant
Construction machinery maker Komatsu Electronic Metals Co. Ltd recently announced that it will commence construction of a silicon wafer plant in Taiwan
2004-08-04 Japan's wafer production at record levels
Japan's realigned semiconductor industry is showing signs of renewed strength after a decade of decline.
2011-07-06 JA Solar boosts wafer capacity with Solar Silicon Valley buy
JA Solar will acquire 100 percent ownership of Silver Age Holdings in a transaction that values Solar Silicon Valley at approximately $180 million.
2004-04-05 Isonics to take over EMG wafer production business
Isonics Corp. has signed a letter of intent (LoI) to acquire the silicon wafer manufacturing business and related assets from EnCompass Materials Group Ltd (EMG
2007-11-05 IBM recycles scrap silicon wafer into solar panels
IBM has announced a new semiconductor wafer reclamation process that uses a specialized pattern removal technique to repurpose scrap semiconductor wafers to a form used to manufacture silicon-based solar panels
2013-03-25 Global demand for PV modules to surpass 30GW this year
EnergyTrend predicted that although global grid-connected installations in 2013 may not increase significantly compared last year, demand may grow to 32-34GW, a seven per cent YoY increase
2004-03-04 Fujitsu mulls plan for $1.5B 300mm wafer fab
Fujitsu Ltd is planning to spend $1.5 billion to build a 300mm fab, which will begin operation in spring 2005 with a capacity of 10,000 wafers a month, reported a Japanese newspaper.
2005-07-29 Foundry wafer prices to fall through 2005
The silicon foundry industry remains embroiled in a subtle but damaging price war for select products and processes.
2013-03-07 Flip-chip platform to lift wafer shipments
Yole Dveloppement expects a threefold growth for the flip-chip platform to reach over 40 million 12" equivalent wafer start per year by 2018
2013-12-27 First-tier makers to benefit from rising PV demand
EnergyTrend stated that in 2013, global PV market demand increased QoQ and the amount of grid-connected installation reached 31.5GW as expected
2012-09-11 Falling PC OEM demand saps DRAM contract price
Because of the weak global economy, overall PC shipment rate has been adjusted to -2.5 percent, with falling PC demand leading DRAM inventory levels to reach to 8-12 weeks
2009-09-18 Fairchild delays fab closures due to demand surge
Fairchild Semiconductor has delayed shutting down two fabs due to strong demand, according to an analyst
2009-07-21 EVG, Applied ink 3D wafer bonding deal
EV Group (EVG) has partnered with Applied Materials Inc. to develop wafer bonding processes for the manufacture of through-silicon vias (TSVs) in 3D IC packaging applications
2011-05-18 European PV demand awaits inventory clearance
Energy Trend has announced that based on their study, the speed inventory turnover is still the key factor of the PV market development in the second half of 2011.
2005-12-22 DRAM supply in 'divergent mode' despite demand
Despite spurred demand growth from early December, DRAM supply trended in a divergent mode as chipmakers found that rapid price drops had edged chip prices to their cost bottom, reports DRAMeXchange
2012-07-27 Demand for high price-performance ratio products mounts
Market outlook becomes bleak while demand for non-standard products improve
2002-07-17 Dataquest predicts rise in wafer fab equipment expenditure
Worldwide wafer fab equipment spending is showing signs of rebound
2005-09-28 CMD expands wafer foundry resources with support from Epson
In a move to expand its foundry resources to support expected continued growth, California Micro Devices has completed its wafer supply agreement with Seiko Epson Corp. (Epson). The deal engages Japan-based Epson foundry as a high volume wafer manufacturing resource for CMD's ICs targeting the mobile handset, PC and digital consumer electronics markets
2002-05-03 Chipbond buys more wafer systems from August Technology
Chipbond, a provider of gold and solder bumping services, has purchased three more NSX-95 wafer inspection systems from August Technology Corp
2005-08-12 Chinese solar wafer maker to expand
GT Equipment Technologies Inc., a provider of photovoltaic manufacturing services, has entered into over a $33 million agreement with LDK Solar Hi-Tech Co. Ltd, a supplier of solar wafer products in China
2012-05-08 Chinese firm builds MEMS wafer fab
Construction of the wafer fab started in March 2012 and the buildings will sit in the Hanking MEMS Industrial Park, which occupies about 647,497 square meters in Fushun Economic Development Zone
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