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Commentary: MediaTek, MStar reach merger deal in fast manner; highlighting difficulties of Taiwan IC design industry

Jun 26, 01:00

Although the proposal by MediaTek to merge with rival MStar Semiconductor comes as a big surprise to Taiwan's IC design industry, MediaTek chairman MK Tsai and his counterpart Wayne...

Lenovo reportedly to launch dual-screen notebook similar to Asustek Taichi

Jun 21, 01:30

As notebook vendors are gradually turning to push new notebook industrial designs hoping to attract consumers, Lenovo reportedly plans to develop a dual-screen notebook similar to...

Asustek Taichi

Intel to host supply chain symposium focusing on ultrabooks

Jun 21, 01:05

Intel plans to host what it call the Intel Ultrabook Ecosystem Symposium in two locations, one in Taiwan on July 31 and one in China on August 2, according to sources from notebook...

ultrabook

TSMC reportedly seeing orders slow down

Jun 19, 14:18

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company's (TSMC) IC design customers have been cautious about placing orders scheduled to ship in the fourth quarter of 2012 as uncertainty is discouraging...

Consumer IC supplier Sonix positive about 2Q12

Jun 19, 01:10

IC design house Sonix Technology has revealed that combined revenues for April and May come close to the total reached in the first quarter of 2012, and expressed optimism about its...

Asustek, HTC back off from new Chromebook

May 31, 01:00

Although Google recently unveiled its second-generation Chromebook device, jointly developed with Samsung Electronics, Asustek Computer and High Tech Computer (HTC), seeing Acer and...

Google is aggressively pushing second-generation Chromebook

IC design houses to report strong revenue growth for May

May 30, 14:33

A number of Taiwan-based IC design houses are expected to see their revenues hit records in May because the companies have a book-to-bill (B/B) ratio greater than 1.00 on average...

Camera design for ultrabooks helps maintain webcam ASPs

May 29, 13:46

As ultrabooks require built-in camera modules be reduced to 2.0-3.0mm which is lower than 4.0-5.0mm specified for regular notebooks, this prevents ASPs for webcams from falling in...

Tontek to post over 30% sales growth in 2Q12

May 25, 14:03

Tontek Design Technology, a Taiwan-based IC design house specializing in micro-controller units (MCUs) and multimedia ICs, expects to post sales growth of more than 30% sequentially...

On-Bright expects 2Q12 sales to rise 50-60%

May 25, 11:51

Analog IC design house On-Bright Electronics has forecast revenues for the second quarter of 2012 will grow 50-60% sequentially to NT$540-570 million (US$18-19 million).

Oslux unveils LED for camera flash

May 24, 15:56

Opto Semiconductors has added a new LED to its Oslux family that is specifically designed for camera flash in smartphones, providing white light that illuminates a specified target...

LCD driver IC design houses shifting more capacity to high-resolution parts for smartphone segment

May 24, 11:04

LCD driver makers including Novatek Microelectronics, Himax Technologies, ILi Technology (Ilitek), Orise Technology and Sitronix Technology have seen shipments of their high resolution...

Google 7-inch tablet PC to ship in June with initial volume of 600,000 units

May 24, 01:00

Google's 7-inch tablet PC, which the company co-developed with Asustek computer, is set to start shipping in June with initial shipments to reach about 600,000 units. The machine...

Acer, Asustek to launch netbooks with upgraded Atom processor in 3Q12

May 22, 01:40

Acer and Asustek Computer, seeing as most other vendors have quit the netbook market and netbook shipments are becoming more stable, plans to launch new netbook models with Intel's...

IC designer Sonix expects sales to grow on easing tight capacity

May 18, 14:27

IC design house Sonix Technology has seen a rebound in orders for its MCUs, multimedia chips and consumer ICs recently and expects an easing of tight capacity at foundries will enable...

IC design house Generalplus looks to 80% on-quarter revenue growth in 2Q12

May 18, 14:24

Generalplus Technology, a subsidiary of Sunplus technology specializing in the design of consumer ICs, is expected to see its revenues grow over 80% sequentially in the second quarter...

Genesys Logic seeing sales of USB 3.0 chips expand

May 18, 01:20

IC design house Genesys Logic has seen sales generated from its USB 3.0 products including bridge controller chips, hub controllers and card reader controller ICs expand to account...

Analog IC designers seeing May sales boom

May 18, 01:05

Taiwan-based analog IC design firms are expected to see their second-quarter revenues close to their high-end targets or even beat company guidance, as sales generated thus far in...

IC design houses look to strong demand from smartphone sector in 3Q12

May 16, 14:15

An array of new smartphones launched by HTC, Samsung Electronics and Nokia as well as by local brands in China in the second quarter of 2012 will help ramp up revenue growth at Taiwan-based...

Luminus establishes network for LED design and production

May 16, 10:46

Luminus Devices recently announced its Certified Solutions Partner Program, which assists customers in integrating Luminus LEDs into product designs. The network of independent partners...

Taiwan market: HP unveils five new ultrabooks

May 15, 01:45

Hewlett-Packard (HP) has unveiled five new ultrabooks under its Envy 4 and Envy 6 series in Taiwan with a chassis design that combines a metal-based bezel with a plastic-based bottom;...

Novatek, Realtek report revenue gains for April

May 8, 14:26

IC design firms Novatek Microelectronics and Realtek Semiconductor have reported over 5% sequential growth in April revenues, and expect their sales to continue moving higher in May...

Center of gravity shifts for mixed-signal development: Q&A with Ravi Subramanian, CEO of Berkeley Design Automation

May 8, 11:18

Over the next 30 years, the world's middle class (defined as per capita income of more than US$8,000 a year) will grow to include four billion people, meaning that 170 people are...

Ravi Subramanian, CEO of EDA firm Berkeley Design Automation

Intersil unveils low-cost LED-based LCoS pico projector reference design

Apr 28, 07:28

US-based analog and mixed signal designer Intersil recently introduced the Pico-qHD, what it calls the world's lowest cost pico projector system and the industry's smallest production-ready...

Notebook vendors to push ultra-like notebook models

Apr 26, 01:20

The high prices of second-generation ultrabooks which are set to appear in early June of around US$1,000 are unlikely to help them win-over consumers; therefore, notebook vendors...

ALi sees sales drop in 2Q12

Apr 24, 01:30

IC design house ALi has guided its second-quarter sales will decrease up to 10% on quarter with a possibility of flat growth. Sales were particularly high in the first quarter of...

HP, Dell and Asustek said to plan launch of 15-inch ultrabooks without an ODD

Apr 24, 00:47

As Apple reportedly may remove the design of the internal optical disc drive (ODD) for its new MacBook Pro and make it an optional pick, sources from supply chain pointed out that...

IC designer Capella to post strong 2Q12 sales

Apr 20, 01:20

Analog IC design house Capella Microsystems, which generated record high revenues in March, is expected to see its April sales set another monthly record. Sales for the second quarter...

Intel estimates ultrabook shipments of 20-30 million units in 2012

Apr 19, 01:05

Intel has internally estimated that ultrabook shipments will reach 20-30 million units in 2012 and the volume in 2013 is expected to double or even triple on year as the integration...

Taiwan designers vying for touch controller orders from China vendors

Apr 13, 01:10

Taiwan-based IC design houses expect the present tight supply of touch controller ICs to give them an opportunity to cut into the supply chain of China's brand-name smartphone and...

Most analog IC designers to post EPS over NT$1 for 1Q12, say sources

Apr 12, 15:14

Analog IC design houses, including Capella Microsystems, Macroblock and On-Bright Electronics, are expected to post an EPS of over NT$1 (US0.034) for the first quarter of 2012 due...

Intel expected to bring forward the launch of Ivy Bridge

Apr 12, 01:00

Intel, which originally planned to announce its new Ivy Bridge processors on April 29, is expected to bring forward the announcement to April 23 with Asustek computer, Acer, Lenovo...

Ultrabook

Microsoft urged to give more design flexibility on Windows Phone 8

Mar 29, 15:09

Handset makers in Taiwan have urged Microsoft to provide more flexibility to enable smartphone makers to modify applications and the user interface on Window Phone 8 so that smartphone...

Taiwan IC design firms hope to benefit from Foxconn and Sharp cooperation

Mar 29, 01:25

Taiwan-based LCD IC driver suppliers are expected to benefit from the cooperation of Foxconn and Sharp. In addition, the cooperation is likely to increase TV ODM and OEM orders to...

IC design houses experiencing strong order growth from China

Mar 21, 14:13

Most Taiwan-based IC designers have experienced a surge in orders from China-based branded and white-box handset vendors recently, assuring strong revenue gains for March and April,...

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  • Osram+Ostar+Projection+P2W

    Osram Ostar Projection P2W

    Osram Opto Semiconductors has introduced two new high-power versions of the Osram Ostar Projection for projectors with a brightness of up to 1700 lumen. The Osram Ostar Projection...

    Photo: Company, Dec 18.

  • Toshiba+MQ02ABF+slim+HDD

    Toshiba MQ02ABF slim HDD

    Toshiba has announced the launch of slim 7mm-height 2.5-inch, two-platter, 5,400 RPM SATA hard disk drives (HDD). The new MQ02ABF series, Toshiba's first two-platter 7mm-height HDD...

    Photo: Company, Oct 28.

  • Osram+Dragon+Dome

    Osram Dragon Dome

    Osram's Dragon Dome provides a focused beam of high-power Infrared LED (IRED) with a range of more than 100 meters. It has a compact design and does not need an external lens. With...

    Photo: Company, Oct 8.

  • Samsung+3D+V%2DNAND+SSD

    Samsung 3D V-NAND SSD

    Samsung Electronics has introduced a solid state drive (SSD) based on its 3D V-NAND technology. The new SSD, unveiled during a keynote at the Flash Memory Summit 2013 in California,...

    Photo: Company, Aug 19.

  • Nvidia+GeForce+GTX+660+Ti+graphics+card

    Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 Ti graphics card

    Nvidia has unveiled GeForce GTX 660 Ti GPU, powered by Kepler architecture and is available starting at only US$299. Supporting resolution of 1080p, the GTX 660 Ti is 41% faster...

    Photo: Company, Aug 17.

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