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Falling sales of Android smartphones affecting Taiwan IC design houses

Nov 5, 11:47

The global sales of Android-based smartphones have been a disappointment affecting negatively the performance of Taiwan-based IC design houses, according to industry sources.

China investment in Taiwan IC design houses is feasible, says Acer founder

Nov 4, 22:05

In response to China-based Tsinghua Unigroup's interest in combining its two subsidiary IC designers with Taiwan-based MediaTek, Acer founder Stan Shih said that China-based investment...

Digitimes Research: China tablet AP shipments to drop close to 30% on year in 4Q15

Nov 3, 22:11

Digitimes Research estimates that China's tablet AP shipments will reach 24.3 million units, staying flat from a quarter ago and down 29.6% on year, as related chip makers are not...

Taiwan to review ban on Chinese investment in local IC design sector

Nov 3, 11:14

Taiwan will asses the feasibility of lifting a ban on investments by China-based firms in the local IC design industry, according to officials from Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs...

Sino-American to ship NFC chip in 4Q15

Oct 27, 14:44

Taiwan-based power supply unit (PSU) maker Sino-American Electronics has expanded into the chip design industry and has developed a NFC chip that has already received orders from...

Taiwan IC design houses remain cautious about 4Q15

Oct 23, 16:25

Taiwan-based IC design houses remain cautious about their sales performance in the fourth quarter of 2015 having not received a pull-in of short lead-time orders.

MediaTek to attract investment from China Mobile, says report

Stockwatch - Oct 23, 10:47

China Mobile will make an equity investment in MediaTek to form a strategic alliance with the Taiwan-based IC design house, according to a recent Economic Daily News (EDN)...

Notebook brand vendors strengthening high-end product lines

Oct 22, 14:50

Seeing that Microsoft plans to push Surface Book into the high-end segment, first-tier notebook brand vendors have started strengthening the quality and design of their high-end product...

China downstream firms should be allowed to invest in Taiwan IC design houses, says science minister

Oct 15, 11:06

China-based downstream clients of Taiwan's IC design houses should be allowed to make equity investments or buy a portion of stakes in Taiwan-based IC vendors so as to form strategic...

Science and technology minister Jyuo-min Shyu

Taiwan IC design industry not yet open to China investments, says MOEA

Oct 13, 16:11

China-based companies are still prohibited from setting up independent IC design houses in Taiwan or committing equity investments in the local IC design firms, according to the Ministry...

Taiwan LCD driver IC firms look to post more than 10% revenue decreases in 4Q15

Oct 7, 22:17

LCD driver IC design specialists including Novatek Microelectronics, Himax Technologies, Sitronix Technology, Fitipower Integrated Technology, Raydium Semiconductor and FocalTech...

Tablet demand stays weak, say Taiwan IC designers

Oct 6, 20:27

IC demand for tablet PCs has been weak prompting more chip suppliers to phase out their tablet-IC businesses, according to sources at Taiwan-based IC design houses.

Taiwan IC design firms to post gross margin decreases in 3Q15

Sep 30, 11:08

Most Taiwan-based fabless IC firms are expected to report sequential decreases of 1pp to 2pp in gross margins for the third quarter of 2015, due to falling chip prices, according...

Cadence offers design tools for TSMC InFO packaging

Sep 23, 15:58

Cadence Design Systems has announced that its Allegro system-in-package (SiP) and physical verification system (PVS) implementation technologies have been enabled for TSMC's integrated...

New ARM CPU design center opens in Taiwan

Sep 23, 15:32

A new ARM CPU design center located in Taiwan's Hsinchu Science Park (HSP) officially opened on September 22. The workforce of the center will reach 100 employees by the end of 2015,...

ARM opening new CPU design center in Taiwan

Several notebook vendors may not finish RFQ for 2016 orders until 4Q15

Sep 22, 12:46

Despite the fact that notebook brand vendors usually finish their request for quotation (RFQ) for notebook orders for next year before September, several vendors are currently still...

Stylus and 2-in-1 devices to see accelerated penetration in 2016

Sep 15, 15:21

Apple's release of the iPad Pro, Microsoft's Surface series and Samsung Electronics' Galaxy Note series are heating up the 2-in-1 device and stylus market. Sources from the upstream...

Taiwan IC design houses receive short lead-time orders

Sep 14, 21:18

Taiwan-based handset-use IC suppliers, which are offering solutions including application processors, LCD driver ICs, touchscreen controller ICs and analog chips, have landed an influx...

Commentary: MediaTek to account for over 50% revenues of Taiwan IC design industry

Sep 10, 15:09

The landscape of Taiwan's IC design industry is set to undergo significant changes in 2016 as MediaTek has disclosed plans to acquire up to 100% stake in analog IC vendor Richtek...

Major Taiwan-based fabless IC firms likely to suffer revenue decreases in 2015

Sep 7, 14:16

Many of Taiwan's leading IC design houses such as MediaTek and Novatek are likely to suffer revenue and profit declines in 2015, according to industry observers.

Taiwan IC designers expect orders to pick up in 1Q16

Sep 7, 14:02

Customers remain cautious about placing orders, according to sources at Taiwan-based IC design houses, adding that orders are unlikely to pick up until early 2016.

Taiwan IC design houses see order visibility continue improving

Aug 31, 21:54

Taiwan-based IC design houses have seen their order visibility continue improving recently, which will allow them to meet their sales targets set for the third quarter of 2015, according...

BOE receives government support to enter IC design industry

Aug 21, 16:13

Panel maker BOE Technology has received support from the China government enabling it to step into the IC design industry. In addition to LCD driver ICs, DRAM and flash memory chips...

Second-tier IC foundries face low utilization in 4Q15

Aug 21, 10:51

Second-tier IC foundries will struggle to maintain their capacity utilization rates above 60% in the fourth quarter of 2015, due to disappointing demand for smartphones, tablets,...


China pushes for homegrown display driver IC industry

Aug 20, 21:44

China is looking to build a homegrown panel-use driver IC industry in Hefei, China, which will likely threaten Taiwan's IC driver IC sector, according to industry sources.

HiSilicon, Spreadtrum head-hunting in Taiwan

Aug 19, 11:15

China-based HiSilicon Technologies and Spreadtrum Communications have been aggressively hiring engineering talent at their local offices in Taiwan, according to industry sources.

Orders for onboard recorders growing from China, say Taiwan IC designers

Aug 18, 21:12

Chip orders for onboard recorders from China's white-box makers have been rising in 2015, according to sources at Taiwan-based IC design houses.

IC design house GMT reports flat earnings for 2Q15

Newswatch - Aug 14, 16:10

IC design house Global Mixed-mode Technology (GMT) has reported net profits of NT$65.13 million (U$2.02 million) for the second quarter of 2015, the lowest level in 18 quarters.

TV-panel driver IC suppliers remain pessimistic

Aug 14, 15:43

Panel-use LCD driver IC design houses and related backend suppliers have been conservative about demand for LCD TVs during the second half of 2015 despite the period being a traditional...

SmartCity China 2015 to be hosted in Shenzhen at the end of August

Aug 7, 14:30

The SmartCity China 2015 conference will be hosted from August 31 to September 3 in Shenzhen, China and several IT players and organizations including Alibaba, Tencent, Uber as well...

Realtek July revenues rise 8%

Stockwatch - Aug 6, 10:47

Networking IC design company Realtek Semiconductor has reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.3 billion (US$72.7 million) for July 2015, representing growth of 8.2% sequentially.

Precise Biometrics signs license agreement with Elan

Aug 4, 15:50

Precise Biometrics has entered an agreement with Taiwan-based touchscreen sensor developer Elan Microelectronics for licensing of Precise Biometrics' product for fingerprint recognition...

Taiwan IC design houses expect orders for handsets to pick up in August

Jul 31, 15:33

IC demand for handsets is expected to pick up in August buoyed by an influx of orders from China, according to sources at Taiwan-based IC design houses.

Digitimes Research: Taiwan IC design industry output value to grow 14% in 3Q15

Jul 28, 14:25

The production value of Taiwan's IC design industry is forecast to rise 14.4% sequentially in the third quarter of 2015, thanks to peak seasonal effects, as well as rollouts of new...

Etron to post higher profits and gross margin for 2Q15, says report

Stockwatch - Jul 20, 20:59

Memory-IC design house Etron Technology is expected to see its second-quarter gross margin to outpace the prior quarter's level, with operating profits doubling to NT$30 million (US$1...

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