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  • Last update: Friday 21 November 2014 [462 news items]

Taiwan analog IC firms gearing up for switch to 8-inch wafers

Feb 3, 01:10

Taiwan-based fabless analog IC firms are all expected to carry out their transition to 8-inch wafers in 2012, according to industry sources. The move will help improve their cost...

Holtek reports EPS of NT$2.36 for 2011

Newswatch - Jan 30, 15:38

IC design house Holtek Semiconductor saw net profits decrease 33% on year to NT$527 million (US$17.57 million) in 2011, translating into an EPS of NT$2.36 for the year, according...

Taiwan IC design firms to post over 15% revenue drops in 1Q12

Jan 9, 11:58

Taiwan-based IC design houses are expected to report over 15% sequential decreases in revenues for the first quarter of 2012, as orders were mostly fulfilled in advance due to the...

Foxconn makes new invesments in driver IC design house

Newswatch - Jan 2, 15:47

Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) has announced that four of its investment companies have invested a total of NT$585 million (US$19.31 million) to take up new shares...

Taiwan foundries cut prices 10-15%

Dec 30, 01:10

Taiwan-based foundry service providers have cut their prices for wafers built on mature node processes to reflect lower production costs, according to sources at IC design firm. The...

Gigabyte fixing problems associated with defective BIOS design in X79 motherboards

Dec 28, 15:52

Gigabyte Technology, in response to questions concerning a defective BIOS design in its X79-series motherboards, has offered remedies including recall of certain versions of X79 motherboards,...

ALi raises 4Q11 sales forecast

Dec 22, 01:00

Consumer IC design house ALi has revised its guidance for the fourth quarter of 2011 expecting its consolidated revenues to increase 13-17% sequentially. This is a revision from previous...

Market share of non-Apple tablet PCs to surge in 2012, says Nvidia CEO

Dec 15, 01:05

Although non-Apple tablet PCs are only expected to account for 30% of the worldwide tablet PC market, Nvidia CEO Huang Jen-hsun pointed out that after hardware and software platforms'...

Nvidia CEO Huang Jen-hsun

MediaTek posts lower-than-expected sales in November

Dec 8, 01:35

MediaTek has reported consolidated revenues grew 1.2% sequentially to NT$7.63 billion (US$252.9 million) in November. The figure came below market watcher estimates of NT$8.5-9.5...

Acer, Lenovo to launch quad-core tablet PCs

Nov 29, 01:15

Acer and Lenovo are set to launch quad-core tablet PCs featuring Google's Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) and Nvidia's Tegra 3 in the first quarter to compete against Asustek Computer,...

Short lead-time orders from China buoying revenues for IC design firms

Nov 28, 13:40

Taiwan-based fabless IC firms have received an influx of short lead-time orders from clients in China recently, according to industry sources. The pull-in of orders, mainly for smartphones...

LCD driver IC design firms diversifying products

Nov 23, 16:58

Taiwan-based LCD driver IC design houses have moved to diversify their product portfolios to mitigate the impact of stagnant panel demand, according to industry sources. Driver IC...

LCD driver IC design firms diversifying products

Smartphone component makers penetrate ultrabook supply chain

Nov 22, 01:45

Smartphone component makers including Primax Electronics and Merry Electronics have recently cut into ultrabook supply chain as ultrabook's requirement of featuring 0.7-0.8-inch thickness...

Vendors pushing new material design for ultrabooks

Nov 21, 16:01

PC vendors, facing limited capacity and price restrictions for unibody aluminum chassis, have chosen new materials such as high-density fiberglass, and designs such as aluminum chassis...

Kindle Fire teardown reveals cost-saving design, says IHS

Nov 18, 16:32

The IHS iSuppli Teardown Analysis Service has commenced its physical dissection of the Amazon Kindle Fire media tablet and soon will release its preliminary estimate of the device's...

Skymedi, JMicron report growth in October revenues

Nov 11, 01:20

NAND flash controller design houses Skymedi and JMicron Technology have both posted sequential sales growth in October, with the latter setting the highest monthly level for 2011.

Smartphones to buoy Himax 4Q11 revenues, margin

Nov 10, 01:30

With smartphone demand booming particularly in China, driver IC design house Himax Technologies expects its fourth-quarter revenues to register flat to slight growth sequentially...

Asustek, Acer reduce ultrabook orders by 40%

Nov 10, 01:25

Asustek Computer and Acer have recently reduced their ultrabook orders from 250,000-300,000 units originally to 150,000-180,000 units by the end of 2011 due to the unsatisfactory...

Dell to expand Taiwan Design Center staff for cloud computing business

Nov 4, 01:00

Dell on November 3 announced additional investment in Taiwan to mainly expand staff at its Taiwan Design Center from 600 members currently to 700 in an attempt to strengthen its ability...

ALi, Capella expect lower revenues in 4Q11

Nov 3, 16:30

IC design firms ALi and Capella Microsystems expect their fourth-quarter revenues to decrease on quarter, citing low seasonal demand.

PC hinge maker SZS reports profit growth in 3Q11

Oct 27, 01:35

Taiwan-based PC hinge maker Shin Zu Shing (SZS), benefited from Intel's ultrabook products which helped raise demand for customized hinge, and saw its profit in the third quarter...

Taiwan IC design firms look to smartphones for growth

Oct 20, 15:39

Major Taiwan-based IC design houses including MediaTek, MStar Semiconductor, Novatek Microelectronics, ILI Technology (Ilitek), Orise Technology and Sitronix Technology will look...

MStar, ALi September revenues up; Novatek, Richtek revenues down

Oct 7, 13:39

IC design houses MStar Semiconductor and ALi have reported strong sales for September as fellow companies Novatek Microelectronics and Richtek Technology have suffered a sequential...

TSMC to visit Apple for more talks

Oct 6, 01:30

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has sent a 60-member team, which includes staff from its IC design service partner Global UniChip, to Silicon Valley-based Apple...

TSMC groundbreaking ceremony for Fab 15

IC design house On-Bright to debut on OTC market

Newswatch - Sep 30, 17:09

On-Bright Electronics, a IC design subsidiary of the Lite-On Group in Shanghai, China, will debut on Taiwan's OTC (over-the-counter) securities market on October 18, according to...

Taiwan-based IC design houses upbeat for 4Q11 and 2012 outlook

Sep 26, 12:46

Taiwan-based IC design houses are positive about the outlook for the fourth quarter of 2011 as well as for 2012 due to increasing popularity of low-priced consumer electronics products,...

Genesys Logic expects sales of USB 3.0 chips to expand in 2012

Sep 23, 10:29

IC design house Genesys Logic expects revenues generated from its USB 3.0 products to grow substantially in 2012. As a proportion of company revenues, sales of the segment will likely...

Global Unichip 3Q11 revenues to rise 15-20%

Sep 22, 01:10

IC design service provider Global Unichip is expected to report 15-20% sequential growth in revenues for the third quarter of 2011, as orders for 65nm and 40nm non-recurring engineering...

Ultrabook platform may not benefit ODMs

Sep 20, 01:05

Taiwan-based notebook ODMs may not benefit much from the Ultrabook platform, despite downstream branding partners mostly being optimistic about the new device, according to sources...

MediaTek August sales up 16% on-month

Sep 8, 01:10

IC design house MediaTek has reported NT$8.31 billion (US$285 million) in consolidated revenues for August 2011, up 16.3% sequentially. The figure also represented the highest monthly...

Tablet demand to buoy revenues for IC designer iML

Sep 1, 01:05

A ramp-up in orders for tablet PCs is expected to buoy the sales performance of IC design house Integrated Memory Logic (iML) in the fourth quarter of 2011, according to company general...

IC design houses receiving more large-volume orders from tablet PC sector

Aug 31, 13:46

Some Taiwan-based touch controller and analog IC makers have recently received large-volume orders from the tablet PC sector as a number of tablet PC vendors plan to launch new models...

IC designer Sonix sees profits up 59% in 2Q11

Newswatch - Aug 29, 16:07

Consumer IC design house Sonix Technology saw its net profits soar 59% sequentially to NT$214 million (US$7.36 million) in the second quarter of 2011. Second-quarter EPS reached NT...

Himax, Richtek see slow growth in 3Q11

Aug 11, 01:05

LCD driver IC design firm Himax Technologies and Richtek Technology, an analog IC designer, both expect their sales performance to come below seasonal patterns in the third quarter...

Razer sets up design center in Taiwan

Aug 10, 01:00

California-based Razer, a global developer of own-brand gaming peripherals, on August 9 announced the opening of a design center in Taiwan, with an initial team made up of 20 design...

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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.

  • Toshiba+WERAM1100+wristband

    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.

  • Intel+14nm+fanless+mobile+PC+reference+design

    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.

  • 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.

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