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2004-12-08 Chip oversupply sparks market correction
An oversupply of microprocessors has sparked a market correction that is expected to lead to a drop in revenues next year, a market-research firm said Thursday.
2004-01-01 Chip manufacturers make smart choice
As we turn the corner toward a more hopeful period, making the
2013-01-21 Chip makers expect slow but sunny year ahead
TSMC, Intel and ASML are among several big industry players that are projecting increased profits in 2013.
2002-06-19 Chip industry tackles escalating mask costs
The rapid increase in the cost of photomask sets for advanced IC processes has made a lot of news in recent months.
2002-04-08 China's IC swagger on display in Shanghai
The huge commercial potential of China's IC market was reflected in the bustle of this year's Semicon China exhibition, where China's chip makers and government officials showcased the industry's rapid ascent from back-end operation to what many predict will become an emerging semiconductor power over the next decade.
2002-09-20 China's chip market rebounds from 2001 slowdown
Strong domestic demand revived China's chip fabrication industry in 1H of this year, reversing the slowdown seen in 2001
2005-06-22 China gets its head into gear
China is putting down roots for a domestic semiconductor and materials industry that could eventually go global, posing a potential threat to competitors and intellectual-property protections.
2007-01-16 China faces bumpy road to 300mm
The outlook for China's chip industry clouded after a Hua Hong NEC affiliate announced in December it would shelve plans for a 300mm wafer fab and instead build a 200mm line
2002-09-11 China fab details released as TSMC seeks permission
Taiwan Semiconductor Mfg Co. has announced more details to its plan to build a fab in China, saying it has applied for government permission to invest $898 million over a four-year period.
2002-09-04 Chartered to raise $633 million for expansion goal
Chartered Semiconductor Mfg intends to raise about $633 million from the stock market to shore up its balance sheet and to funnel more money into building a 300mm silicon wafer fab using copper interconnect technology
2005-07-25 Chartered ships 300mm wafers, posts another loss
Chartered Semiconductor Mfg Pte. Ltd said that it has begun processing wafers from its initial 300mm wafer fab - a month sooner than previously expected. But the troubled Singaporean foundry is still spilling red ink amid lackluster demand.
2014-04-01 CEO of China's SMIC talks about global expansion
EE Times correspondent Junko Yoshida sat down with SMIC CEO Tzu-Yin Chiu in a one-on-one interview that revealed the company's interest to expand globally.
2010-02-11 Brazil pushes semiconductor ambitions
Politicians at the opening of Latin America's first semiconductor fab provided a glimpse into the mindset of the Brazil government-backed play to build a chip industry in the country.
2010-02-16 Bosch gears 200mm fab for automotive ICs
Robert Bosch GmbH currently is adding the finishing touches to its 200mm wafer fab in near-by Reutlingen
2006-07-19 BlueRay prober tests 70,000 dies per hour
SUSS MicroTec AG has introduced the latest innovation of the BlueRay probe system, a high-throughput wafer prober capable of testing up to 70,000 dies per hour
2013-01-14 Analyst: China's polysilicon price on steady climb
EnergyTrend revealed that polysilicon and mono-Si wafer prices are continuing on an uptrend as talks regarding China's double anti-policy in February grow more widespread
2008-07-24 Analyst sees glory days ahead for IC market
Malcolm Penn, founder and principal analyst, Future Horizons Ltd, believes the market forces are at last moving into place to deliver a couple of years of booming growth for the IC industry.
2003-10-14 Analyst explains semi industry rise in China
In an invited talk at the Fabless Semiconductor Association Suppliers' Expo, an iSuppli principal analyst described how consecutive Communist Party Central Committee Five-Year Plans had created a native foundry industry in China from scratch.
2010-04-23 Analysis: What's behind TSMC's LED venture?
TSMC's foray to the LED market leaves some to wonder if the foundry giant is just looking for new market or making a huge strategic shift by taking a step as an IDM.
2013-09-04 AMS spends $33 million for analogue 3D IC production facility
AMS investment aims to increase production capacity in response to a surge in demand outlook for ICs fabricated with 3D IC integration technology
2003-09-19 Amkor to increase test capacity in Taiwan
Amkor Technology has signed an agreement with Ficta Technology Inc. to substantially increase Amkor's final test and wafer probe capacity in Taiwan
2011-10-04 Amkor buys Toshiba's assembly, test fab
Amkor hopes to grow its semiconductor assembly and testing operations as well as its presence in the power IC market.
2003-04-11 AIT upgrades assembly, test operations in Indonesia
Advanced Interconnect Technologies Inc. has announced that it will expand operations at its factory in Batam, Indonesia.
2007-08-21 A $60M funding for TSMC's packaging tech
Capital appropriations totaling $59.8 million will be set aside by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. (TSMC) for use in establishing 300mm, wafer-level packaging technology
2009-06-25 3M, SUSS MicroTec advance 3D packaging
3M and SUSS MicroTec have teamed up to expand access to 3M Wafer Support System (WSS) equipment for temporary wafer bonding of ultrathin wafers required for 3D packaging
2004-01-01 3D SoCs perform for future
3D integration allows individual functional blocks of an SoC to be built in the process technology that optimizes individual cost and performance.
2014-10-15 200mm fab lives on, end nowhere in sight
Despite the upgrade to larger wafer sizeswith fabs that transitioned to 300mm over a decade agothere is still plenty of life remaining in 200mm fabs, and the introduction of MEMS-based accelerometers for motion tracking has been a boon to eight-inch wafers
2006-03-30 12-inch wafers to drive IC growth, says Lam Research
Wafer etching and cleaning equipment provider Lam Research Corp. said that 12-inch wafer production will be a key in pushing growth for the semiconductor industry
2004-07-30 Xilinx invests in China foundry
Programmable chips supplier Xilinx Inc. has invested in China-based foundry He Jian Technology (Suzhou) Co. Ltd.
2004-02-13 Xilinx in talks with IBM to revive foundry deal
Xilinx Inc. is renegotiating a foundry agreement with IBM Microelectronics in an effort to revive a plan for Big Blue to manufacture its FPGAs.
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