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Taiwan analog IC firms gearing up for switch to 8-inch wafers

Feb 3, 01:10

Taiwan-based fabless analog IC firms are all expected to carry out their transition to 8-inch wafers in 2012, according to industry sources. The move will help improve their cost...

Lite-On Semi reports decline in November revenues

Dec 7, 14:27

Lite-On Semiconductor has announced that consolidated revenues for November 2011 amounted to NT$636 million (US$21.1 million), down 16.1% on year and down 4.3% on month. The firm...

Toshiba to shut three fabs, cutting chip production

Dec 1, 01:05

Toshiba on November 30 announced a reorganization of its semiconductor production facilities in Japan, aimed at reinforcing the operating structure and profitability of its discrete,...

Richtek, GMT to see drops in 4Q11 revenues

Nov 11, 15:40

Analog IC design firms Richtek Technology and Global Mixed-mode Technology (GMT) both expect to post sequential sales decreases in the fourth quarter of 2011, due to sluggish PC and...

Standalone transceiver chips to dominate the smartphone market, says Petrov Group (part 1)

Oct 21, 16:36

Transceivers are essential to the performance of mobile devices. They are designed to detect weak signals at a specific frequency when receiving and to send signals at a specific...

Demand for analog ICs to stay flat in 4Q11, say distributors

Oct 18, 11:32

Overall demand for analog ICs will remain flat in the fourth quarter of 2011 as orders from the notebook, tablet PC, digital camera and LCD TV sectors have been lowered, offsetting...

Dongbu HiTek launches 180nm processes for analog, power and mixed-signal chips

Aug 30, 17:01

Dongbu HiTek, a South Korea-based contract chipmaker, has announced the availability of two new specialized process technologies at the 180nm node for implementing advanced analog,...

Japan earthquake continues to inflate analog IC prices, says IHS iSuppli

Jul 1, 10:08

Supply disruptions spurred by the Japan earthquake are continuing to cause pricing increases for general-purpose analog components that are used in most types of electronic equipment...

TSMC receives more requests to produce analog chips using 12-inch, advanced processes

May 13, 01:10

A number of international analog IC companies have been in talks with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) for allocation of 12-inch wafer production capacity to put...

First-tier analog IC designers look to decreased gross margins for 2Q11

May 9, 11:57

Most first-tier analog IC designers, including Richtek Technology and Global Mixed-code Technology (GMT), expect their gross margins to slip lower in the second quarter of 2011 due...

Commentary: TI triggers new competition in analog IC market

Apr 7, 11:00

After dedicating its own 12-inch wafer fab to the production of analog ICs, TI has taken over National Semiconductor (NS), with the aim of boosting its share in the global market...

Richtek dismisses acquisition rumors

Stockwatch - Mar 24, 01:55

Analog IC design house Richtek Technology has dismissed a recent Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) report indicating it is looking to acquire Capella Microsystems,...

Taiwan analog IC prices affected by TI 12-inch fab going on-line

Mar 2, 01:00

With Texas Instrument's (TI) 12-inch fab to soon commence production of analog ICs and the company lowering prices since the second half of 2010, a new analog IC price war is expected...

Analog IC designer Leadtrend eyes 20% sales growth in 2011

Mar 1, 14:53

Analog IC design firm Leadtrend Technology has said that it aims for 20% revenue growth in 2011, as new products for network communication and LED lighting applications will bring...

Switch to 8-inch wafers to provide sufficient capacity and inventory flexibility for analog IC design houses

Jan 26, 01:45

With the imminent entry of Texas Instrument's (TI) 12-inch analog IC process, Taiwan-based analog IC design houses have looked to transition to 8-inch wafers since the second half...

TFT LCD analog IC design houses slashing prices by 10-30%

Jan 25, 01:30

Taiwan-based analog IC design houses are aggressively cutting quotes, especially in the TFT LCD panel analog IC segment. With Global Mixed-code Technology (GMT), Raydium Semiconductor,...

Lite-On Semi consolidated revenues up 20% in 2010

Jan 6, 17:03

Lite-On Semiconductor, a CMOS image sensor (CIS) and discrete IC specialist, continued to see a sales drop sequentially in December. However, sales for the whole of 2010 still showed...

STATS ChipPAC, Intersil qualify copper wire interconnect for analog and mixed-signal devices

Dec 16, 01:00

STATS ChipPAC and Intersil have qualified the use of copper wire interconnect solutions on a number of high-end analog and mixed-signal devices which are in volume production, STATS...

Etrend to enhance wafer probing, QFN test offerings

Nov 23, 01:45

Testing company Etrend Hightech will extend its wafer probing and QFN (quad-flat-pack-no lead) backend service offerings in 2011, while maintaining analog and mixed-signal IC testing...

Leveraging flexible pricing: Q&A with TI Taiwan GM Robin Chen

Nov 19, 16:29

Speculation has circulated in Taiwan that Texas Instruments' (TI) 12-inch wafer foundry plant, which is about to enter volume production for analog chips, will allow the chip vendor...

TI Taiwan GM Robin Chen

Analog IC testing firm Etrend sees weak performance for 4Q10

Nov 19, 10:15

Etrend Hightech, a Taiwan-based testing company specializing in analog and mixed-signal ICs, has said its overall capacity utilization will drop to 70% in the fourth quarter of 2010...

Lite-On Semi stops making CCMs for a major client

Stockwatch - Oct 22, 12:15

Lite-On Semiconductor recently announced that the company's plant in the Philippines has discontinued manufacturing of compact camera modules (CCM) for a major client, as the segment's...

Analog TV chip shipments rising due to prices falling under US$1

Oct 21, 14:06

Prices for analog TV chips used mainly in white-box handsets have dropped below US$1 due to price competition from MediaTek and Quintic Microelectronics, according to sources from...

TI reportedly to slash analog IC prices

Oct 15, 14:25

Texas Instruments (TI) reportedly plans to cut prices for its analog ICs again soon following a reduction launched in August – a move which is design to counter the aggressive...

VIS sees sequential drop in 4Q10 sales

Newswatch - Oct 8, 02:00

Specialty IC foundry Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) expects revenues for the fourth quarter of 2010 to decline significantly on quarter, due to inventory corrections by...

MediaTek launches new analog TV chipset, says paper

Newswatch - Sep 9, 14:33

MediaTek has launched the MT8223 analog TV chipset according to a Chinese-language Commercial Times report. MediaTek claims that the MT8223 is the world's first ultra highly...

Thirty billion power conversion ICs enable power management applications, says Petrov Group

Aug 24, 13:53

The analog power conversion IC segment dominates the power management market; it accounts for about 30 billion units and US$11 billion revenues with a forecast average growth rate...

Power management ICs in portable devices represent nearly 40% of total analog IC revenues, says Petrov Group

Aug 10, 15:20

The annual unit growth rate for portable devices is estimated at more than 12%, from about two billion in 2008 to over 3.4 billion devices in 2013. These devices have an increasing...

IC distributors Aeco, Koryo 3Q10 revenues to grow sequentially

Aug 3, 13:56

IC component distributors Aeco Technology and Koryo Electronics are both expected to see sales continue growing sequentially in the third quarter of 2010, according to market watchers...

Virage Logic expands IP portfolio

Jul 28, 11:28

Virage Logic has announced the expansion of its semiconductor IP product portfolio with the introduction of SiANA, an offering of analog IP components for building multimedia consumer...

Analog IC design house uPI 2010 revenues to grow over 46%

Newswatch - Jul 26, 15:20

Analog IC design house uPI Semiconductor, an affiliate of Powerchip Technology, expects its revenues to reach NT$2.3-2.5 billion (US$71.7-77.9 million) in 2010, up more than 46% from...

TI buys fab from Spansion Japan, continues analog production expansion

Jul 15, 16:39

Texas Instruments (TI) has acquired two wafer fabs and manufacturing equipment located in Aizu-Wakamatsu, Japan, from Spansion Japan for an undisclosed sum, according to the company...

Foundry quotes for mature processes rise 10-15%, says paper

Newswatch - Jul 13, 16:50

Taiwan-based analog IC designers including Richtek Technology, Global Mixed-code Technology (GMT), Anpec Technology and Leadtrend Technology are willing to accept higher quotes in...

Richtek and Advanced Analog report strong revenue growth for June

Jul 7, 15:45

Analog IC design houses Richtek Technology and Advanced Analog Technology (AAT) have both reported strong revenue growth for June, indicating demand for analog ICs remains strong...

Lite-On Semi upbeat about 3Q10

Jul 6, 15:11

Lite-On Semiconductor, a CMOS image sensor (CIS) and discrete-IC specialist, has pointed out that the company's order momentum remains strong. Revenues for the third quarter will...

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    Maxim Newport smart meter reference design

    The Maxim Newport reference design is a fully running electricity meter. With this reference design Maxim can demonstrate how it can make the core chip, as well as all the chips that...

    Photo: Michael McManus, May 10.

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    Akustica's AKU340 analog MEMS mic

    Akustica has announced the expansion of its microphone product portfolio with the addition of a new analog MEMS microphone. Designed specifically to meet the requirements of mobile...

    Photo: Company, Mar 29.

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    ZMDI ZSSC3008 sensor IC

    Zentrum Mikroelektronik Dresden (ZMDI), a supplier of analog and mixed-signal solutions for automotive, industrial and medical applications, has introduced the ZSSC3008 sensor signal...

    Photo: Company, Jul 14.

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