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Chip demand for PCs slows, say IC designers

Aug 24, 01:30

Demand for semiconductors used in PCs and notebooks has been sluggish with no signs of a pickup in customer orders, according to sources at IC design houses.

Taiwan market: Nikon launches new autumn-season camera models

Aug 23, 01:35

Japan-based digital still camera (DSC) vendor Nikon on August 22, hosted a launch conference in Taiwan for its new autumn-season DSC models and is set to release four new models including...

Partners expect Motorola to change its ODM strategy

Aug 23, 01:05

As Google has recently started reorganizing Motorola Mobility's manpower and product strategy, sources from Taiwan-based ODMs, observing from their orders, expect their handset orders...

Acer, HP consider to take back chassis purchase authority

Aug 21, 01:35

Acer and Hewlett-Packard (HP) are considering to retrieve their chassis purchase authority from notebook ODMs in hoping to effectively control their production capacity and quality,...

Sitronix 3Q12 sales to rise up to 10%

Aug 17, 01:15

LCD driver IC design firm Sitronix is expected to post sales growth of 5-10% sequentially in the third quarter of 2012, thanks to brisk demand for small-size panel driver ICs used...

IC design house ALi expects 14-20% decline in 3Q12 revenues

Newswatch - Aug 6, 15:53

IC design house ALi expects its revenues to decline 14-20% sequentially to NT$1.03-1.11 billion (US$34.33-37 million) in the third quarter of 2012, according to company chairman Ben...

Holtek lands new orders for 32-bit MCUs

Aug 3, 12:05

IC design house Holtek Semiconductor has landed new orders for ARM-based Cortex M3 32-bit MCUs from a home appliance brand in Central and South America with shipments scheduled to...

Intel China symposium to focus on hardware design and software ecosystem

Aug 2, 01:35

Intel will host an Ultrabook Ecosystem Symposium in Shenzhen, China on August 2, inviting mostly second-tier IT players, and will focus on topics such as hardware design and software...

HP and Dell to launch Windows RT tablet PCs at the end of October

Aug 2, 01:00

Hewlett-Packard (HP) and Dell are both set to launch Windows RT-based tablet PCs after the release of the new operating system. HP will adopt chip solutions from Texas Instruments...

China smartphone vendors increasing orders to Taiwan IC design houses, say sources

Aug 1, 14:55

China-based branded and white-box handset vendors seem to have begun ramping up their orders for IC parts to meet replacement demand despite concerns that China's economy is likely...

Capella posts 2Q12 EPS of NT$4.83

Jul 31, 14:35

Capella Microsystems (Taiwan) has posted a higher than expected EPS of NT$4.83 (US$0.16) for the second quarter of 2012, with a number of fellow companies also expected to report...

Intel executive hosts pre-show conference detailing ultrabook symposium

Jul 31, 01:35

Intel general manager of mobile platform business Navin Shenoy at a pre-show conference before the company's Ultrabook Ecosystem Symposium on July 31 in Taiwan, pointed out that the...

Taiwan OEMs may benefit from MILC orders in 2014

Jul 24, 01:35

As Canon has announced a new mirrorless interchangeable lens camera (MILC) series - EOS M - to symbolize its entrance to the global MILC market, sources from Taiwan-based digital...

Consumer IC supplier Sonix sees weak 3Q12 sales

Jul 17, 15:16

IC design house Sonix Technology has expressed caution about its sales performance during the third quarter of 2012, due to a slowing in IC orders for notebook webcams and consumer...

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...


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...

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