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2014-09-09 Austria-based AMS to buy wafer fab in Asia
The analogue semiconductor manufacturer is partial to a 200mm fab that has perhaps run its course as a supplier of digital ICs now mainly produced on 300mm, according to CEO Kirk Laney.
2004-07-12 Atmel, Qualcomm form foundry alliance
Securing a new source of supply, Qualcomm Inc. has reportedly struck a product and foundry deal with Atmel Corp., according to a report from RBC Capital Markets Inc. on Wednesday (July 7, 2004
2005-08-04 Atmel outsources flash, mixed-signal to Malaysian foundry
Troubled chip company Atmel Corp. has announced that Malaysian foundry 1st Silicon, has begun production of flash memory on its behalf at a fab in Kuching, Sarawak Malaysia foundry. Atmel said last month that it was looking to cut staff and shift more to an outsourcing model
2004-01-13 Asia-Pacific to lead wafer fab spending
The upturn in the economy and the growth in chip sales are expected to stimulate wafer fab construction activity this year
2010-11-09 Analysts bet on Intel foundry move
Intel's announcement that it will manufacture FPGAs for programmable logic startup Achronix Semiconductor Corp. at 22nm has analysts guessing about the company's move into the foundry business
2002-02-08 AMS extends multi project wafer services
austriamicrosystems AG has extended multi project wafer services in its 200mm waferfab in Unterpremstaetten, Austria
2002-02-04 AMD taps UMC for joint 300mm wafer fab in Singapore
United Microelectronics Corp. and Advanced Micro Devices Inc. have entered into a comprehensive alliance to establish a joint venture to own and operate a 300mm wafer fab in Singapore
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
2005-04-11 AMD runs silicon in 300mm wafer fab, preps 65nm process
Processor vendor Advanced Micro Devices Inc. has started running wafers through Fab36, the company's 300mm wafer fab located in Dresden, Germany and is on course to have commercial production in 2006, according to Tom Sonderman, the company's director of APM technologies
2012-09-24 Allegro, UMC enter foundry deal
Allegro will use UMC's foundry technology that will see production of Allegro's 4th generation 0.6um BCD commercial product line later this year
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
2009-03-27 110nm CMOS squeezes extra die per wafer
Silterra Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. has debuted a foundry-compatible copper-based 110nm CMOS logic process technology. Codenamed CL110G, the technology offers a 10 percent optical shrink for the copper-based 130nm and enables customers to squeeze extra die per wafer.
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
2004-10-22 Synopsys OPC software increases HHNEC wafer yields
Synopsys Inc. revealed that Shanghai Hua Hong NEC Electronics Ltd (HHNEC) has adopted its Proteus optical proximity correction (OPC) software.
2008-01-25 ST to maximize Crolles2 wafer capacity
Alain Dutheil, ST's COO, noted that the total capacity of Crolles2 was 2,500 wafers, adding that this could be raised to 2,800 wafers.
2006-03-22 SMIC to employ UltraFLEX system for high volume wafer testing
Teradyne disclosed that SMIC has selected its UltraFLEX test systems for high volume wafer testing
2005-01-26 IBM, Chartered extend foundry pact to 45nm node
IBM Corp. and Singapore's Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing have signed an extension to an existing technology agreement, expanding their joint development efforts to 45nm bulk CMOS process technology, the companies said Monday (Jan. 24).
2002-08-26 Foundry deal crumbling between Dongbu, Anam
After several weeks of negotiations, a deal for control of Korean foundry Anam Semiconductor Inc. is just about dead
2003-08-26 China foundry fires up 0.18?m fab
China-based pure-play foundry He Jian Technology, which reportedly has close ties to UMC, is ramping up its lines, using 0.18?m technology
2004-09-10 Chartered yields 0.13?m 300mm wafer in Fab 7
Chartered Semiconductor Mfg has achieved functional 0.13?m 300mm wafers from its Fab 7, demonstrating silicon results which exceeded internal targets within five months of the first equipment installation.
2010-01-19 X-FAB puts $1.5M into Semprius
Semprius' technology for "point-of-use electronics" enables a faster and less expensive manufacturing process.
2015-01-29 UMC raises capex to lead in 28nm node
UMC has earmarked $1.8 billion for capex this year compared with the $1.4 billion it spent during 2014. During the fourth quarter of last year, it increased its sales revenue from 28nm chips.
2014-10-30 UMC grabs large piece of 28nm business
United Microelectronics Corp. said that it has grabbed a larger piece of the 28nm business that is dominated by TSMC. UMC reiterated its capital expenditure for this year is at about $1.3 billion.
2006-08-04 UMC expects more growth in Q3
UMC reported a solidly profitably second quarter and predicted more of the same in the third quarter with wafer shipments expected to be flat to 2 percent up and average selling prices expected to jump between 6 percent and 8 percent
2012-07-06 TSMC says no to Renesas buy
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd is not going to acquire a Renesas wafer fab, according to a news report
2004-01-06 Tower, Siliconix ink long-term volume production pact
Semiconductor wafer foundry Tower Semiconductor Ltd and chipmaker Siliconix Inc. have entered into a MoU for a long-term manufacturing arrangement.
2002-10-23 Tower to produce 0.135m devices with Applied Materials
Applied Materials Inc. has received orders for chip making equipment worth more than $45 million from Tower Semiconductor Ltd.
2002-11-07 Tower Semiconductor supports OCP Partnership
Tower Semiconductor Ltd has taken part of the Open Core Protocol International Partnership.
2006-01-04 Tower churns out Zoran Cascade2 chip
Tower Semiconductor announced that it has begun manufacturing Zoran's Cascade2 demodulator chip at Tower's FAB2, using 0.18?m process.
2007-03-22 Taiwan okays TSMC's 0.18?m move to China
The Investment Commission under the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) approved the application of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. to use 0.18?m manufacturing technology at its wafer foundry in China.
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