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KYEC grabs testing orders for analog, PA chips from Murata

Sep 21, 15:18

King Yuan Electronics (KYEC) has recently obtained testing orders for analog chips and power amplifiers (PA) from Murata Manufacturing, according to industry sources.

TSMC to hold over 70% of PWM IC orders from Qualcomm

Sep 21, 14:11

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is expected to grab 70-80% of the total orders for Qualcomm's new-generation power management ICs (PWM IC), according to industry...

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GIS to foray into ultrasonic fingerprint sensor solutions in 2018

Sep 21, 13:13

Touch panel specialist General Interface Solution (GIS) plans to enter volume production of ultrasonic fingerprint sensor olutions in 2018 targeting Android-based smartphone vendors...

gis

DRAM bit growth to reach 19.6% in 2018, says DRAMeXchange

Sep 21, 11:01

Global DRAM bit production will grow just 19.6% in 2018, as major suppliers intend to slow down the pace of their capacity expansions and technology migrations for chip price stability,...

Toshiba agrees to sell memory-chip unit to Bain Capital-led consortium

Sep 21, 10:33

Toshiba has agreed to sell its memory-chip business to KK Pangea, a special purpose acquisition company formed by a Bain Capital Private Equity-led consortium. The decision was made...

Intel GPU-integrated Cannon Lake may not be ready until year-end 2018, say sources

Sep 20, 13:52

Intel has reportedly rescheduled the releases for some of its next-generation Cannon Lake-based processors, mostly ones with an integrated GPU, to the end of 2018, which has already...

Intel Cannon Lake to be launched at year-end 2018

Dell sees solid on-year growth in worldwide monitor market in 2Q17, says IDC

Sep 19, 15:33

Worldwide PC monitor shipments totaled 28.5 million units in the second quarter of 2017, according to IDC. While the shipment total represented a decline of 6.4% over the prior year,...

China market: All-screen smartphone shipments ramping up

Sep 19, 15:24

China-based smartphone vendors are ramping up shipments of all-screen models, which will push up the penetration rate of these products in the global smartphone market in 2017 and...

Shipments of all-screen models ramping up

Edom 3Q17 revenues to increase over 20% sequentially

Sep 19, 13:56

Edom Technology, which distributes products for chip vendors such as Nvidia and Skyworks, is expected to report over 20% revenue growth sequentially for the third quarter of 2017,...

China expected to account for over 20% of Quanta server shipments in 2018

Sep 19, 10:42

Quanta Computer is looking to expand the proportion of its server shipments to China from 15-20% currently to over 20% in 2018 via its subsidiary Quanta Cloud Technology's (QCT) partnership...

Quanta Cloud Technology (QCT) to partner with VMware for China private cloud business

MediaTek to unveil 5G prototype chip by end-2017

Sep 18, 11:19

MediaTek is expected to complete development of its 5G prototype chip by the end of 2017, and is gearing up for trials of its 5G solutions in 2018, according to industry sources.

Taiwan's Asia Silicon Valley plan to highlight AI, self-driving tech in 2018

Sep 15, 14:59

After scoring impressive achievements at the end of its first implementation year in early September 2017, the Taiwan government's Asia Silicon Valley Development Plan (ASVDP) is...

Asia Silicon Valley

Taiwan market: Pure Storage expects surging demand for all-flash-array solutions in 2018

Sep 15, 12:10

Storage solution provider Pure Storage has been aggressively expanding its presence in Taiwan's all-flash-array market, expecting its shipments to surge in 2018, according to the...

Pure Storage Taiwan GM Peter Liu

M31 Technology to list on Taiwan emerging stock market

Sep 15, 11:58

M31 Technology will start trading on the Emerging Stock Board of the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE) on September 20, according to the Taiwan-based silicon IP provider.

IC packager ASE reportedly enters Amazon supply chain

Sep 15, 11:04

Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) has cut into the supply chain for Amazon's datacenter construction set to begin between 2017 and 2018, by providing 2.5D IC packaging services...

CHPT testing solutions for 7nm chips ready for mass shipments in 2H18

Sep 15, 11:00

IC testing solution provider Chunghwa Precision Test Technology (CHPT) expects to start mass shipments of solutions for the manufacture of 7nm chips in the second half of 2018. Shipments...

CHPT president

Acer 1H17 gaming LCD monitor shipments hike 103%

Sep 14, 15:59

Acer has revealed its gaming LCD monitor shipments soared 103% on year in first-half 2017 with their revenues growing 50%, mainly thanks to launches of mid-range models, according...

Acer optimistic about its gaming monitor business

Gudeng obtains FOUP orders from China 12-inch foundries

Sep 14, 11:37

Gudeng Precision Industrial has obtained front opening unified pod (FOUP) orders from a number of 12-inch foundries including United Semiconductor (Xiamen), Huali Microelectronics...

MediaTek to lag in advanced-node chip race

Sep 14, 11:14

MediaTek is unlikely to roll out mobile chips built using more advanced 10nm and 7nm process technologies in 2018, as it has moved to focus on the mid-range smartphone market segment,...

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Fab equipment spending to increase 37% in 2017, says SEMI

Sep 14, 10:49

Fab equipment spending for 2017 is forecast to increase 37% to reach a record high of about US$55 billion, according to SEMI.

China to enhance local memory industry development

Sep 13, 14:36

The China high-end IC Alliance (CHICA), which was set up by China's National Semiconductor Industry Investment Fund (known as the Big Fund) earlier in 2017, is looking to add another...

SEMICON Taiwan 2017: Focus on IoT, AI, smart applications

Sep 13, 14:28

The 22nd annual SEMICON Taiwan trade show has kicked off in Taipei, running from September 13-15, with this year's theme focusing on IoT, AI, smart manufacturing, smart transportation...

SEMICON Taiwan enters its 22nd year

TSMC starts equipment move-in at Nanjing plant

Sep 13, 14:21

TSMC on September 12 held a ceremony to mark the start of equipment move-in at its new 12-inch wafer plant in Nanjing, China.

TSMC chairman Morris Chang at the ceremony to mark the start of equipment move-in at the company's

ASML EUV equipment production to almost double in 2018

Sep 13, 14:16

ASML has disclosed annual production of its extreme ultraviolet (EUV) lithography systems will increase to 20 units in 2018 from the current 12.

Asustek and MSI to face strong challenge in gaming PC market in 2018

Sep 12, 14:06

The top-2 gaming PC vendor Asustek Computer and Micro-Star International (MSI) are expected to see rising competition from Dell, Haier and Razer in 2018, according to industry sour...

Dell, Razer and Haier to heat up competition in the gaming device market

Samsung intros 11nm LPP process; 7nm LPP with EUV on schedule

Sep 12, 10:47

Samsung Electronics has added 11nm FinFET process technology (11LPP, Low Power Plus) to its advanced foundry process portfolio, offering customers with a wider range of options for...

NAND flash market to top US$65 billion in 2020, says report

Sep 12, 10:45

The NAND flash market is forecast to top US$65 billion in 2020, up from US$40 billion in 2017, according to data from a ChinaFlashMarket.com report.

CFMS (China Flash Market Summit) 2017

Xilinx, ARM, Cadence and TSMC collaborating on CCIX test chip

Sep 12, 10:36

Xilinx, ARM, Cadence Design Systems and TSMC have announced a collaboration to build the first CCIX (cache coherent interconnect for accelerators) test chip in TSMC 7nm FinFET process...

Toshiba to break ground for new memory fab in 2018

Sep 11, 14:21

Toshiba has announced subsidiary Toshiba Memory has selected Kitakami City in Japan's Iwate prefecture as the next location to expand its flash memory operations. Construction of...

Taiwan diode maker HY Electronic to unveil new China plant in 2018

Sep 11, 12:03

Taiwan's leading diode maker HY Electronic will inaugurate its second plant in Yangzhou, China in the first half of 2018, to support production of automotive alternator rectifier...

David Fang, chairman of HY Electronic

Arima Lasers expects automotive laser modules to drive revenue growth in 2018

Sep 11, 11:15

Arima Lasers, a maker of laser epitaxial wafers, diodes and modules, expects laser modules for automotive applications to drive revenues growth in 2018.

Worldwide brand motherboard shipments continue to fall

Sep 8, 11:45

Worldwide brand motherboard shipments are expected to reach only 45 million units in 2017 and may drop further in 2018 as related demand continues shrinking, according to sources...

MediaTek August revenues climb to 9-month high

Sep 8, 11:24

MediaTek has reported consolidated revenues climbed to a nine-month high of NT$22.5 billion (US$748.8 million) in August 2017. MediaTek's consolidated sales for August 2017 represented...

Two former Micron Taiwan employees indicted for alleged trade secrets theft

Sep 7, 15:12

Two former employees of Micron Memory Taiwan (formerly Rexchip Electronics) have been indicted on charges of stealing trade secrets, according to prosecutors.

Winbond to set up new fab in southern Taiwan

Sep 6, 11:14

Taiwan's Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) has approved specialty DRAM and flash maker Winbond Electronics' plan to set up a new fab at the Kaohsiung Science Park (KSP), southern...

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