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Digitimes Research: Panasonic aims at automotive lighting revenues of JPY60 billion for FY2018

Sep 30, 11:55

Panasonic has been transforming its lighting business operations to focus on automotive lighting and aims at revenues of JPY60 billion (US$500 million) from automotive lighting for...

Sysgration lands OEM orders for automotive battery modules from China

Newswatch - Sep 23, 11:54

Sysgration has obtained OEM orders for 8,000 battery modules worth NT$800 million (US$24.4 million) from a new energy vehicle maker based in northern China, with shipments to begin...

PCB maker Apex grows sales generated from auto sector

Sep 8, 21:38

PCB manufacturer Apex International has grown sales generated from the automotive sector, thanks to new orders from Korea and China, according to company CEO Bill Chou.

Apex CEO Bill Chou

Over-the-air software updates to create boon for automotive market, says IHS

Sep 7, 15:49

While quite common in smartphones and personal computers, remote over-the-air (OTA) software updates are still only in their infancy in the automotive space, according to a new report...

Asia-Pacific to dominate IC sales across system categories in 2015, says IC Insights

Sep 4, 15:46

Asia-Pacific's grip as the dominant market for IC sales is forecast to strengthen in 2015 with the region expected to account for 58.9% of the US$295 billion IC market, according...

Automotive industry now the third largest end market for power semiconductors, IHS says

Sep 4, 12:27

In 2014, the automotive sector significantly outperformed the overall market average for semiconductors. In fact, the automotive market overtook data processing to become the third...

Digitimes Research: Osram expected to keep leading status in automotive lighting

Sep 1, 15:21

Germany-based Osram has become a main international LED automotive lighting vendor and due to its particular capability in OLED lighting and laser lighting is expected to maintain...

Laster lands orders for LED headlights from China

Aug 26, 11:34

LED automotive lighting maker Laster Tech has obtained orders for three LED headlight models from China-based automotive lamp vendors, with shipments to begin in the second quarter...

Macronix gearing up for automotive flash memory

Aug 19, 15:35

Macronix International has expanded its flash offerings to include solutions for automotive electronics, and aims to break into the world's top-two automotive NOR flash chipmakers...

Macronix chairman Miin Wu

Ledlink Optics becomes supplier for Germany-based automotive lighting maker

Aug 12, 14:52

Ledlink Optics, a Taiwan-based maker of secondary optical lenses used in LED lighting, has landed lens orders for use in LED headlights from a Germany-based automotive lighting maker,...

Diode maker Eris reports decreased July revenues

Aug 7, 15:43

Taiwan-based Eris Technology, which specializes in the manufacture of rectifier diodes, has reported consolidated revenues for July 2015 declined 11.15% from a year earlier to NT$80.57...

Chinese automotive semiconductor revenues to hit US$6.2 billion in 2015, IHS says

Jul 29, 11:15

Total automotive semiconductor revenues in China reached US$5.6 billion in 2014, and revenues are expected to grow nearly 11% year over year in 2015 to reach US$6.2 billion, according...

Diode maker Eris 1H15 revenues flat

Jul 7, 14:52

Consolidated revenues at Taiwan-based Eris Technology, which specializes in the manufacture of rectifier diodes, amounted to NT$567 million (US$18.3 million) in the first half of...

Xilinx tapes out MPSoC on TSMC 16nm FF+ process

Jul 2, 22:10

Xilinx has taped out what the company claims is the industry's first all programmable multiprocessor system-on-chips (MPSoC) using TSMC's 16FF+ process.

MediaTek declines to comment on merger rumors

Stockwatch - Jul 1, 20:02

MediaTek has posted a filing with the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE) stating it was not the source of a Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) report indicating...

Winbond cautious about 2H15 DRAM market

Jun 22, 23:37

Inventory digestion will continue to take place in the global DRAM industry during the second half of 2015, according to Arthur Chiao, chairman for Taiwan-based Winbond Electronics...

Winbond chairman Arthur Chiao

UMC holds technology forum in Japan

May 27, 20:03

United Microelectronics (UMC) on May 27 held its 2015 Japan Technology Forum to showcase the company's IoT and automotive IC manufacturing solutions to Japan-based semiconductor co...

Lite-On Technology looks to 10% revenue proportion for automotive LED lighting

May 18, 21:53

EMS provider Lite-On Technology has become a supplier of automotive LED lighting, including headlights, tail lights, turn signals and in-car lamps, for US- and Europe-based automobile...

CPT to enhance production of industrial, automotive panels

May 14, 22:14

Chunghwa Picture Tubes (CPT) will strengthen development and production of panels used in industrial computing devices and automobiles to hike product value and overall gross margins,...

KYEC optimistic about 3Q15

May 13, 21:29

IC testing company King Yuan Electronics (KYEC) expects to deliver steady performance in the second quarter of 2015, and is optimistic about its business outlook for the second half...

Laster Tech becomes major automotive LED lighting supplier for Great Wall Motors

Apr 30, 11:00

Taiwan-based LED lighting maker Laster Tech has become a major supplier of automotive LED lamp modules for Great Wall Motors, a major SUV and pickup truck maker in China, according...

Communications and computer systems to drive IC sales across all regions, says IC Insights

Apr 27, 15:05

Communication and computer systems are forecast to account for the greatest percentage of IC sales in every geographic region – Americas, Europe, Japan and Asia-Pacific –...

IoT to drive semiconductor growth, says TSMC co-CEO

Apr 22, 10:52

Internet of Things (IoT) will be the semiconductor industry's next growth driver, spurring demand for chip components for use in applications particularly automotive, medical/healthcare...

CC Wei

Over 342 million connected automotive infotainment systems to ship between 2015-2020, says ABI Research

Apr 14, 21:03

According to a new ABI Research report, connected automotive infotainment systems will exhibit a CAGR of 33.8% over the next five years, with a rapid expansion in connected navigation...

Automotive touch panel revenues to hit US$1.5 billion by 2018, says IHS

Apr 10, 14:53

The explosion of touch-enabled screens used in smartphones, tablets and other consumer devices, along with improvements in touch technology, are increasing demand for touch-screen...

Global trends in electric vehicles

Apr 8, 11:55

Electric vehicles have been developing rapidly from the original hybrids, to parallel/serial and plug-in hybrids through the optimization of power drive designs. Since then, the industry...

Integrating upstream and downstream to build a comprehensive IoV structure

Apr 8, 11:50

Internet of Vehicles (IoV) is a subsection of the Internet of Things (IoT) that has been developing quite comprehensively, starting with telematics and progressing as new key technologies...

Taiwan ICT industry looks to find new niches in automotive electronics market

Apr 8, 11:39

AutoTronics Taipei is underway and will run from April 8-11 2015 at the TWTC Hall 1 and Nangang Exhibition Hall, offering a professional platform for vendors to showcase an array...

Philips to sell majority interest in combined LED components and automotive lighting business to GO Scale Capital

Apr 1, 10:50

Royal Philips has announced that it has signed an agreement with a consortium led by GO Scale Capital through which it will acquire an 80.1% interest in Philips' combined LED components...

VIS signs OTP IP license agreement with Attopsemi

Mar 31, 21:52

Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) has licensed Attopsemi's one-time programmable (OTP) technology, according to the Taiwan-based specialty IC foundry. Attopsemi provides...

Automotive heads up displays to exhibit CAGR of 27.3% by 2024, says ABI Research

Mar 3, 15:32

Almost one-third of consumer vehicles shipping in 2024 will be equipped with some form of heads up displays (HUDs), with the bulk of the growth driven by combiner units, according...

Smartphone and automotive display revenues swelled in 2014, says IHS

Feb 24, 14:29

As smartphones continued to cannibalize product sales in other small- to medium-size flat-panel-display (FPD) categories, automotive display revenues rose to become the second-highest...

Sunplus to sell STB chip business to China firm

Jan 21, 22:02

Sunplus Technology, a Taiwan-based IC design house specializing in multimedia and PC peripheral chips, has announced plans to sell its STB (set-top box) IC business to China-based...

Auto PCB specialist Chin-Poon reports record sales for 4Q14

Jan 14, 14:54

Automotive PCB maker Chin-Poon Industrial has reported consolidated revenues of NT$5.51 billion (US$172.96 million) for the fourth quarter of 2014, hitting a quarterly record for...

Taiwan PCB makers look to automotive for growth

Jan 14, 14:37

Taiwan-based PCB manufacturers, including Apex International, Nanya Printed Circuit Board, Tripod Technology and Unitech Printed Circuit Board, will see sales from the automotive...

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    Osram introduces Oslon Black Flat

    The Oslon Black Flat is the new LED from Osram Opto Semiconductors for automotive frontlighting systems. Equipped with a ceramic converter, the new LED contains a UX:3 chip that...

    Photo: Osram, Sep 21.

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    Winbond TS16949-certified, AEC-Q100-qualified serial flash memory

    Winbond has announced that the firm will provide its TS16949-certified AEC-Q100-qualified serial flash memory devices - featuring densities from two megabits to 256 megabits - to...

    Photo: Company, Mar 2.

  • Spansion+FL%2DS+NOR+flash

    Spansion FL-S NOR flash

    Spansion has announced what it claims is the industry's fastest serial flash memory, the Spansion FL-S family at 65nm. The series has over 20% faster DDR read speeds and three times...

    Photo: Company, Sep 30.

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    Toshiba SCiB module for automotive use

    Toshiba has announced that its SCiB battery has been selected by Mitsubishi Motors to power two new models of electric vehicles (EV), the i-MiEV and MINICAB-MiEV. The SCiB is Toshiba's...

    Photo: Company, Jun 20.

  • Spansion+2Gb+GL%2DS

    Spansion 2Gb GL-S

    Spansion has announced what it claims is the industry's first single die 2Gb NOR flash memory product for delivering interactive 2D and 3D graphics, animation and video in games,...

    Photo: Company, Nov 17.

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