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TSMC Reaps Benefits of R&D Investment

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. recorded a 17 percent increase in year-over-year sales in May on surging demand for the wafer foundry’s products and as the company continues to benefit from its R&D and next-generation capital equipment investments. Total sales for May rose to NT$51.8 billion Taiwan dollar or approximately $1.73 billion, from NT$44.2 billion…

EU Solar Duties: Will China Turn the Other Cheek?

The European Union (EU) has delivered the first stinging blow in a brewing war over solar panels today by imposing hefty tariffs on Chinese products in response to allegations that manufacturers from the south East Asian nation have been selling their products at cutthroat prices on the continent. The “dumping” of solar panels below production…

Proposed Settlement Reached in DRAM Price-Fixing Class Action

The Plaintiffs in class actions filed in British Columbia, Ontario and Québec claim that Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., Samsung Semiconductor Inc., Samsung Electronics America, Inc. and Samsung Electronics Canada Inc. (“Samsung”) and Hynix Semiconductor Inc., Hynix Semiconductor America Inc. and Hynix Semiconductor Manufacturing America, Inc. (“Hynix”), and numerous other DRAM manufacturers conspired to fix the…

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Who Pays for Mfg. R&D: OEMs or EMS Providers?

Electronics manufacturing services (EMS) providers must have thick skins. They invest in manufacturing process improvements for the benefits of customers; take flak from governments, labor and human rights organizations as well as consumers − again for the OEM customers; get rewarded with low margins, and often are swiftly dumped by customers at the first signs…

12 Disruptive Technologies

Twelve fast-developing technology trends will heavily impact businesses and society over the next 10 to 15 years, generating huge sales and profits amounting to trillions of dollars for some organizations but proving highly disruptive to those unable to tap into these opportunities, according to consulting and research firm McKinsey & Co. In a major study,…