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Digitimes Research: Taiwan IC design houses perform strongly in 4Q13

Jan 29, 11:36

Taiwan-based IC design houses performed better than expected in the fourth quarter of 2013, yielding production value of NT$125.01 billion (US$4.12 billion), up 0.5% from the prior...

IC design houses head for strong sales in 1Q14

Jan 29, 10:42

IC design houses MediaTek, Realtek Semiconductor, Richtek Technology and Novatek Microelectronics are expected to perform better than expected in the first quarter of 2014, buoyed...

IC design house EETI looks to ship 50 million notebook touchscreen controller ICs in 2014

Jan 27, 12:20

IC design house Eglax-empia Technology (EETI) is expected to ship 50 million touchscreen controller ICs for notebook applications in 2014, according to an industry estimate.

Foxconn plans to take over IC design house Socle

Jan 22, 22:02

An investment arm of Foxconn Electronics reportedly plans to acquire IC design house Socle Technology, in which Globalfoundries has a portion of shares, according to industry sourc...

Taiwan IC design houses gearing up for MEMS market boom in China

Jan 14, 11:22

Acknowleging that demand for MEMS sensors for use in smartphones, tablets and other portable electronics devices is set to boom in China, Taiwan-based IC design houses including Sitronix...

Sitronix lands g-sensor orders for tablets

Jan 10, 14:27

IC design house Sitronix Technology has entered the supply chain of China's tablet industry with its MEMS accelerometers (g-sensors), according to market sources.

MediaTek seeking partner to develop solutions for wearable devices

Jan 9, 19:43

MediaTek reportedly is looking for a partner specializing in the design of analog ICs to jointly develop solutions for wearable devices. Texas Instruments and Analog Devices are being...

Taiwan IC design houses seeing pull-in orders from gaming console and LED lighting sectors

Dec 27, 10:31

Taiwan-based IC design houses have landed an influx of short lead-time orders from the gaming console sector as well as China's LED lighting industry, according to industry sources...

PTI to grow sales of logic IC backend service biz in 2014

Dec 26, 10:29

Memory-IC packaging and testing specialist Powertech Technology (PTI) is expected to enjoy significant growth in sales of its logic IC backend service business in 2014, thanks to...

PTI chairman DK Tsai expresses optimism about company logic IC backend service business

Sonix November sales rise 11%

Dec 10, 15:22

Consumer IC design houses Sonix Technology saw its November revenues increase 10.8% sequentially to NT$333 million (US$11.24 million), thanks to a pick-up in orders for notebook webcam...

IC design houses see rally on strong demand in China

Nov 27, 15:42

Taiwan-based IC design houses which have deepened their sales in China will see their share prices soar significantly in 2013 thanks to strong demand from China's smartphone and tablet...

IC design houses likely to post better-than-expected 4Q13 results on short lead-time orders

Nov 15, 10:40

Taiwan-based IC suppliers which are offering IC components including application processors, LCD driver ICs, touchscreen controller ICs, analog ICs and ambient light sensors, are...

Sequans announces new LTE design wins

Nov 15, 10:23

Sequans Communications has announced that its pre-certified EZLinkLTE modules have been selected by three manufacturers, all first-time customers for Sequans, to power new tablet...

Inductor makers seeking to provide solutions for MediaTek 8-core chip reference design

Oct 23, 21:39

MediaTek is set to mass produce its 8-core handset solutions in November, and will disclose component partners for the chip reference design. Inductor makers including Chilisin Electronics,...

Power Integrations unveils Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0 charger reference design

Oct 22, 09:49

Power Integrations has introduced a reference design for a Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0-enabled charger power supply. Launched earlier this year, the Quick Charge 2.0 protocol from Qualcomm...

OmniVision releases reference design for wearable consumer electronics

Oct 15, 12:11

OmniVision Technologies, a developer of advanced digital imaging solutions, has announced a new reference design that combines a wearable display and a camera module for the wearable...

China-based IC design house Silergy to debut on TSE

Sep 30, 15:56

China-based analog IC design house Silergy has obtained approval for listing on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE), with the debut slated for fourth-quarter 2013 or the first quarter...

Apple continues familiar design and pricing strategy with iPhone 5c, says IHS

Sep 26, 14:54

Far from the major departure that many had expected, the iPhone 5c turned out to follow Apple's familiar formula, combining premium pricing with a hardware design almost completely...

Digitimes Research: Taiwan 2Q13 IC design industry output value rises 21.5%

Aug 30, 12:38

Taiwan's IC design industry registered growth of 21.5% sequentially and 13% on year in output value in the second quarter of 2013, thanks to growing demand coming from China's smartphone...


Intel introduces Android-based education tablet reference design

Aug 14, 15:01

Intel has introduced an education-focused tablet reference design, featuring an Intel Atom processor and the Android operating system. The Intel Education tablet is specifically for...

Spreadtrum announces WCDMA design win

Jul 31, 11:01

Spreadtrum Communications has reached mass production of its first WCDMA baseband chipset, the SC7701B, according to the China-based IC design house.

PC-related IC suppliers expect demand to pick up in August

Jul 30, 11:32

PC-related IC design houses expect the visibility of orders to improve in August thanks to roll-outs of new Haswell PC products and clients' inventory replenishment ahead of China's...

TSMC lands pull-in orders for 28nm chips from Greater China IC design firms

Jul 29, 15:26

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has been contracted by a number of Greater China IC design houses to manufacture their 28nm chip solutions, according to industry...

Elan, EETI touch ICs to be featured in touch panel reference designs

Jul 25, 12:01

Touch controller IC design houses Elan Microelectronics and Egalax-empia Technology (EETI) will have their solutions incorporated in the touch panel reference designs provided by...

Taiwan IC design firms see limited order visibility for September

Jul 12, 11:34

Taiwan-based IC design companies have seen their order visibility for September remain unclear, predicting third-quarter sales will grow within a range of 10% sequentially, according...

IC design houses expect orders for notebooks to rebound in July

Jul 5, 11:26

Orders for notebook-use chips such as analog ICs, LCD driver ICs, USB controllers and touchscreen controller ICs are expected to rebound in July, according to sources at Taiwan-based...

Major Taiwan IC design houses to post earnings growth in 1H13

Jun 28, 14:56

Taiwan-based IC design houses including MediaTek, Phison Electronics, Capella Microsystems and Richtek Technology are all expected to report profit growth for the first half of 2013...

Taiwan IC design houses expect shipments to rise in August

Jun 21, 11:54

Most Taiwan-based IC design houses have stated that demand for IC parts is expected to rise again in August, driven by continual efforts by clients in the smartphone, tablet and PC...

Taiwan IC design houses reducing exposure in NAND flash controller market

Jun 17, 21:35

As more NAND flash memory chips are designed into embedded applications, Taiwan-based IC design houses have shifted their attention away from the memory controller IC segment with...


IC designers to halt price cuts and improve gross margins

Jun 4, 13:52

Taiwan-based IC design houses including MediaTek are tending towards maintaining their quotes to achieve better gross margins in the second half of 2013, according to industry sour...

Phison warns several backend firms of possible patent infringement

May 24, 15:28

IC design house Phison Electronics has warned several Taiwan-based backend service providers that products being shipped to Silicon Motion Technology may infringe on its NAND flash...

Touch screen IC, LED driver IC suppliers to post strong performance in May

May 21, 14:44

Touch screen controller IC vendors Elan Microelectronics and Egalax-empia Technology (EETI) have both seen their clients step up purchases of touch controller ICs for Haswell-based...

Digitimes Research: Taiwan LCD driver IC shipments rise 22% in 1Q13

May 20, 21:26

Shipments of LCD driver ICs by Taiwan-based IC design houses for the first quarter of 2013 grew 21.6% from a year ago to NT$20.18 billion (US$673.8 million) in value, according to...


Demand for small-size panel driver ICs stays strong

May 16, 21:46

Demand for small-size LCD driver ICs has remained strong thanks to brisk smartphone sales in China, which is set to drive revenue growth for related suppliers including design houses,...

Capella, Global Unichip expected to post strong performance in 2Q13

Apr 26, 11:55

IC design firms Capella Microsystems and Global Unichip are expected to post brisk results for the second quarter of 2013 buoyed by orders for the new Samsung Galaxy smartphone series,...

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  • Samsung+12Gb+LPDDR4+DRAM

    Samsung 12Gb LPDDR4 DRAM

    Samsung Electronics has announced that it is mass producing 12Gb LPDDR4 (low power, double data rate 4) mobile DRAM chips based on its 20nm process technology. The new LPDDR4 is...

    Photo: Company, Sep 18.

  • Acer+Predator+XB1+gaming+monitor

    Acer Predator XB1 gaming monitor

    Acer has announced the expansion of its Predator gaming monitor lineup with the Nvidia G-Sync-supported, flat-panel Predator XB1. The Predator XB1 series features the latest Nvidia...

    Photo: Company, Sep 11.

  • Notebooks+powered+by+AMD+new+A+series+APUs

    Notebooks powered by AMD new A series APUs

    AMD has announced its sixth-generation A-series accelerated processing unit (APU) in a system-on-chip (SoC) design. Previously codenamed Carrizo, the AMD A-series processor takes...

    Photo: Shih-min Fu, Jun 4.

  • Intel+fifth%2Dgeneration+Core+%28Broadwell%2DH%29+processors

    Intel fifth-generation Core (Broadwell-H) processors

    The fifth-generation Intel Core family also now includes the first LGA socketed desktop processor with integrated Iris Pro graphics, Intel's most powerful client processor graphics...

    Photo: Company, Jun 4.

  • 3D+NAND+die+with+M%2E2+SSD

    3D NAND die with M.2 SSD

    Intel and Micron have jointly announced the availability of their 3D NAND technology. This new 3D NAND technology, jointly developed by the companies, stacks layers of data storage...

    Photo: Company, Apr 7.

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