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  • Last update: Wednesday 25 February 2015 [479 news items]

Realtek cautious about 3Q12

Jul 17, 14:20

IC design firm Realtek Semiconductor expects sales to grow below normal seasonal patterns in the third quarter of 2012 despite steady growth in orders for multimedia and Wi-Fi chips...

Taiwan-based IC design houses counting on sales of Surface or Nexus 7, say sources

Jul 13, 15:45

Taiwan-based IC design houses may have a chance to win IC orders from Microsoft or Google should the sale of their tablet PCs, the Surface and the Nexus 7, be able to break the dominance...

Amazon may delay Kindle shipments, say sources

Jul 12, 01:25

Amazon's soon-to-be-released next-generation Kindle is currently facing problems with mass production due to problems with the device's front light design, which may delay shipping...

Most consumer IC design houses report healthy gains for 2Q12

Jul 11, 12:06

Second-quarter sales performance for most Taiwan-based consumer IC designers has been strong although some vendors have reported a decline in revenues for June, according to industry...

MediaTek 3Q12 sales to grow on rising shipments

Jul 10, 01:45

IC design house MediaTek, which specializes in low-cost handset solutions, is likely to set revenue growth guidance at 8-18% for the third quarter of 2012, according to market sources...

IC designers look to steady demand from feature phone sector

Jul 6, 12:39

Despite increasing popularity of smartphones, demand for feature phones still remains steady in China and other emerging markets, and this will help drive revenue growth at Taiwan-based...

IC design houses reducing production of TV chips for 3Q12, say sources

Jul 4, 13:57

Taiwan-based IC design houses, including MediaTek and MStar Semiconductor, have become more conservative about shipments of TV chips in third-quarter 2012, and therefore have decreased...

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...

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    Apple iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3

    Apple has introduced the iPad Air 2 (left) and iPad mini 3 (right). The iPad Air 2 is 6.1mm thin. Both devices offer Touch ID. Apple said the improved Retina display on the iPad...

    Photo: Company, Oct 17.

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    Toshiba WERAM1100 wristband

    Toshiba has released a wearable fitness tracker, WERAM1100, for online sales in Japan. An integrated accelerometer enables the WERAM1100 to estimate physical activities, such as...

    Photo: Company, Aug 14.

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    Intel 14nm fanless mobile PC reference design

    Intel has revealed its 14nm fanless mobile PC reference design. The 2-in-1 is a 12.5-inch screen that is 7.2mm thin with keyboard detached and weighs 670g. It includes a media dock...

    Photo: Company, Jun 6.

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    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.

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    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.

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