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2006-11-22 China's wafer foundry industry endures hampered growth
IC design houses in mainland China greatly impede the development of the wafer foundry industry in the region, according to Research and Markets' Global Wafer Foundry Industry Report, 2006
2006-03-28 China's IC demand outpaces production
In China, the nation's growing chip consumption continues to outpace its domestic fab productionby a wide margin, according to market research firm The Information Network.
2005-04-14 Booming photovoltaic market expected to aid wafer makers
The processing of silicon wafers used for the manufacture of solar cells could provide a welcome boost to the semiconductor equipment and materials industries which are looking at relatively quiet 2005 before modest growth in 2006 and 2007.
2012-12-10 AMD signs fixed-price wafer deal with Globalfoundries
AMD has renegotiated its wafer supply agreement with Globalfoundries, choosing a a fixed-price deal as it tries to cut costs and raise revenue
2010-04-27 300mm wafers drive silicon demand recovery
Global demand for silicon used in semiconductor manufacturing is expected to rebound robustly in 2010, led by shipments of cutting-edge 300mm wafers
2014-02-10 300mm wafer processing dominates, 200mm capacity stays relevant
IC Insights indicated that nearly all fab upgrade and construction activity has to do with 300mm wafer processing, but there is still plenty of life remaining in 200mm fabs
2011-03-23 300mm wafer plant shutdown cuts global production by 20
Analysts fear the shutdown of Shin-Etsu Chemical's 300mm wafer plant in Fukushima prefecture could leave the industry short by 200,000 to 400,000 wafers a month until additional capacity is generated
2003-07-16 Wafer coating system eyes deep-UV lithography
Dainippon Screen Mfg. Co. Ltd has released its RF3 offering that is a 300mm coating/developing system for advanced deep-UV lithography.
2005-04-05 TSMC expects higher wafer shipments next quarter
Due to the growing demand for LCD driver ICs, Taiwan Semiconductor Mfg Co. (TSMC) expects its semiconductor shipment to grow significantly next quarter
2015-12-01 TowerJazz inks deal to buy Maxim's wafer fab
The agreement is expected to boost TowerJazz's global wafer manufacturing capacity, cost-effectively increasing production by nearly 28,000 wafers per month
2007-09-24 Tower bags 2008 wafer order from U.S. IDM
Tower Semiconductor Ltd has secured an order from an unnamed U.S. IDM for thousands of wafers of 130nm chips worth millions of dollars per month.
2004-02-17 Megic to hike gold bumped wafer output by 50 percent
Megic Corp. is expected to increase its monthly capacity for gold bumped wafers from 20,000 to 30,000 8-inch units by the second or third quarter of this year.
2015-11-03 Imec, Ghent University reveal laser arrays on 300mm Si wafer
The breakthrough paves a path toward high-volume manufacturing of cost-effective photonic ICs with monolithically integrated laser sources to enable faster data transfer between logic and memory chips.
2006-09-01 Demand for features boggles portable memory
Handset models are changing yearly as designers strive to balance what end users want and what can actually be designed. Many trade-offs must be considered, including performance and features vs. price, size and battery life.
2009-09-25 Will IC market recovery continue until Q4?
The IC market may be recovering but will there be a sustained uptick or another dip, especially in the Q4 09?
2011-04-18 Foundry glut looms ahead
Analysts agree that there will be enormous overcapacity in 2H 2011, 2H 2012 and even in 2013, as a result of excessive fab capacity expansions by foundry giants TSMC, Globalfoundries, Samsung and UMC.
2005-09-21 Foundries raise prices for 'lagging' wafers
Amid a sudden demand for lagging chips, leading silicon foundry vendors have reportedly raised their prices for wafers based on trailing-edge processes, according to analysts
2001-04-01 Chartered cuts spending as foundry market slows
Chartered Semi's budget cut reflects the findings of a new report, which shows demand for wafers is slowing dramatically, impacting Asia's foundries
2006-06-09 Work begins on SemIndia fab
The foundation stone for the $3 billion SemIndia wafer fab was laid at Shamshabad in southern Andhra Pradesh state
2006-12-12 Winbond posts $110M revenues for November
Winbond Electronics Corp. announced that revenue for November 2006 was $110 million, an increase of 6.5 percent from last month's $103.7 million.
2005-05-25 Updated: IC manufacturing utilization dropped in Q1
Amid a slowdown in the silicon foundry industry, the utilization rate of the world's wafer fabs fell for a third sequential quarter in the first quarter of 2005, according to the Semiconductor International Capacity Statistics (SICAS) group
2010-08-09 United Microelectronics hits max capacity
UMC announced hitting a record high in wafer shipments and producing at maximum capacity for Q2 2010. 65nm shipments drove the company's growth
2002-02-08 UMC to cut spending, increase advanced capacity
United Microelectronics Corp. intends to cut capital spending this year by 27 percent, joining its foundry rivals in tightening purses for what they expect to be a slow recovery in 2002.
2005-04-29 UMC sees sales, capacity utilization falls in Q2
Foundry United Microelectronics Corp. predicted that its sales would continue to fall in the second quarter of 2005, driving the foundry to the brink of a gross loss as its manufacturing capacity utilization drops to about 60 percent.
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
2003-08-11 UMC developing niche 130nm aluminum process
United Microelectronics Corp. said that it is developing an aluminum-based 130nm process for customers that don't need the speed of copper.
2002-05-14 UMC adopts PRI's planning system for next-gen fabs
Semiconductor foundry UMC has adopted PRI Automation Inc.'s Leverage for Operational Planning software for its next generation fabs.
2012-04-19 Tumbling prices push PV suppliers to switch tactics
As prices fall by more than 70 percent, suppliers are now reducing their in-house manufacturing and purchasing more wafers from third-party suppliers.
2005-08-11 TSMC, UMC slip further behind 2004, despite July sales
Taiwan's top two foundries, Taiwan Semiconductor Mfg Co. Ltd and United Microelectronics Corp., both reported sales revenues for July that were up on the previous month.
2005-01-04 TSMC to accelerate 90nm process ramp
Amid a move to ramp up its 65nm technology, Taiwan Semiconductor Mfg Co. Ltd (TSMC) on Wednesday (Dec. 29) said that it will accelerate its 90nm fab capacity throughout 2005.
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