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Demand set to boom for iris- and face-recognition chips for smartphones

Aug 30, 13:53

Demand for iris- and face- recognition chips for smartphones is expected to surge encouraging more China- and Taiwan-based fabless firms to step into the field, according to industry...

Taiwan IC design houses ramping orders at foundries

Jul 5, 11:12

Foundries have seen their Taiwan-based fabless clients step up their pace of orders as they anticipate a seasonal pick-up in demand, according to industry sources.

Beijing to build new IC industrial park with total investment of CNY4 billion, says report

Jun 24, 14:54

A total investment of CNY4 billion (US$608 million) will be poured into the establishment of a new IC industrial park at the Zhongguancun (Haidian) Science Park in Beijing, according...

UMC to post brisk 2Q16 results

Apr 12, 14:33

IC foundry UMC is expected to enjoy significant revenue and profit growth sequentially in the second quarter of 2016, thanks to a ramp-up of orders from its fabless clients as well...

US firms continue to capture bulk of IDM and fabless IC sales, says IC Insights

Apr 6, 11:39

US-headquartered companies held a 54% share of the total worldwide IC market in 2015, which includes sales from IDMs and fabless IC companies, according to IC Insights. The total...

MediaTek looks to emerging markets for 2016 growth

Dec 29, 11:03

China has seen robust 4G smartphone demand during 2015, and demand for 4G devices in India, Southeast Asia, Latin America and the Middle East is set to rise in 2016 driving MediaTek's...

MediaTek president Ching-Jiang Hsieh (center)

IDM IC sales growth likely to outpace fabless in 2015, says IC Insights

Dec 4, 10:56

In 2010, for the first and only time on record thus far, IDM semiconductor sales growth (35%) outpaced fabless semiconductor company sales growth (29%), according to IC Insights....

Major Taiwan-based fabless IC firms likely to suffer revenue decreases in 2015

Sep 7, 14:16

Many of Taiwan's leading IC design houses such as MediaTek and Novatek are likely to suffer revenue and profit declines in 2015, according to industry observers.

China IC foundries, backend firms soliciting orders from Taiwan

Aug 20, 21:11

China-based IC foundries including Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) and Huali Microelectronics (HLMC), and backend firms such as Jiangsu Changjiang Electronics Technology...

Realtek April revenues drop on year

Stockwatch - May 7, 15:39

Fabless IC firm Realtek Semiconductor has reported consolidated revenues for April 2015 grew 3.9% sequentially but dropped 1.89% on year to reach NT$2.65 billion (US$86.4 million).

US firms capture bulk of IDM and fabless IC sales, says IC Insights

Apr 7, 11:58

US companies held a 55% share of the total worldwide IC market in 2014, which includes sales from IDMs and fabless IC companies, according to IC Insights. The total does not include...

China holds 9 spots among top-50 fabless IC firms, says IC Insights

Jan 12, 11:15

There were nine China-based companies among the top-50 fabless companies in 2014 as compared to only one company in 2009, according to IC Insights.

Fabless fable unlikely to come true for PV market, says IMS Research

Sep 26, 14:19

After years of oversupply, the supply and demand for solar devices is returning to a state of balance. Because of this, IMS Research is reiterating its forecast that global capital...

Fabless-foundry model remains major trend, says Qualcomm executive

Sep 5, 12:02

The fabless-foundry business model is still a major trend in the semiconductor industry, whereas the IDM model that achieves efficiency through vertical integration has proven it...


GaAs IC foundries vying for orders from China PA startups

Jun 13, 11:52

An increasing number of China-based fabless companies specializing in smartphone power amplifiers (PA) has drawn the attention of GaAs IC foundries, such as Win Semiconductors, which...

Pure-play foundries and fabless suppliers star performers, says IC Insights

Mar 29, 11:37

In a ranking compiled by IC Insights, pure-play foundries and fabless companies emerged as the star performers in 2012, according to the market research firm.

FTDI solution integrates display, audio and touch

Mar 22, 11:49

While a majority of the total touch panel shipments is still taken up by the mobile phone sector at present, those shipped to other applications are on the rise. Fabless firm FTDI...

Dave Sroka, global product director at FTDI, talks about a new approach to intelligent display desi

Nanya says 12-inch fab capacity for fabless customers sufficient

Jan 22, 15:01

Nanya Technology is confident that it will have enough capacity for its IC design customers, according to company president Charles Kau.

Fabless firms outperform IDMs in 2012, says IC Insights

Jan 9, 20:36

Combined sales generated by fabless IC companies worldwide increased 6% in 2012, while those by IDMs decreased 4% on year, according to a recent IC Insights report. Overall revenues...

ProMOS to sell fab by year-end, become fabless

Nov 6, 11:11

ProMOS Technologies has announced plans to sell its 12-inch wafer plant and related facilities through open bidding by the end of 2012, in a move to become a fabless memory-IC comp...

ProMOS to become fabless

Spreadtrum a star performer among fabless IC firms in 2011, says IC Insights

Apr 13, 15:13

Fifteen out of the top-25 fabless IC companies outperformed the total 2011 fabless IC sales growth rate of 4%, according to IC Insights. The top 25 players represented 80% of the...

Chip inventory declines as suppliers adjust to slow market conditions, says IHS

Jan 5, 09:36

Chip inventories held by semiconductor suppliers declined in the third quarter of 2011, putting a halt to the steady expansion of the previous seven quarters, as the industry cut...

NTT Docomo to form fabless JV with 5 chip firms

Dec 28, 16:42

NTT Docomo has reached a basic agreement with five companies - Fujitsu, Fujitsu Semiconductor, NEC, Panasonic Mobile Communications and Samsung Electronics - to establish a fabless...

MediaTek August sales likely to grow over 10% sequentially

Sep 2, 01:15

MediaTek's consolidated revenues will likely rebound to over NT$8 billion (US$276 million) in August, up more than 10% on month, according to market watchers. The fabless IC firm...

MediaTek 3Q11 revenues expected to grow 15%

Jun 24, 01:30

Fabless IC firm MediaTek's third-quarter revenues are expected to reach between NT$24 billion (US$830 million) and NT$27 billion, up at least 15% on quarter, according to market sources...

SPIL concerned about client overbooking, cautious about 3Q11

Jun 23, 13:50

The Japan disaster in March prompted IDM and fabless companies to overbook chips, but the inventory build-up has not been consumed due to a slow second quarter, according to Bough...

SPIL chairman Bough Lin

China fabless market set to double by 2015, says IHS iSuppli

Jun 13, 10:14

Driven by strong domestic demand and soaring exports, China's fabless semiconductor market is on a high-growth trajectory with revenues set to double from 2010 to 2015, according...

MediaTek May sales decline over 10% sequentially

Jun 9, 01:20

Fabless IC firm MediaTek has reported NT$6.59 billion (US$230 million) in consolidated revenues for May 2011, down 13.5% on month. Consolidated revenues for the first five months...

Fabless IC firm Sonix expects 50% growth in 2Q11 revenues

May 13, 01:30

Sonic Technology, which designs and develops consumer-oriented ICs such as microcontrollers (MCUs), webcam chips and voice ICs, has projected that revenues will climb almost 50% sequentially...

Ralink 2Q11 shipments to rise over 20% sequentially

May 5, 11:39

Fabless IC firm Ralink Technology expects its shipments including WLAN and xDSL chips to top 36 million units in the second quarter of 2011, up more than 20% from the 29.9 million...

IC Insights lists top-20 fabless IC suppliers in 2010

Apr 25, 16:52

The top 20 fabless IC firms represented 77% of the US$59.9 billion worldwide fabless IC sales in 2010, down 2pp from 2009, according to IC Insights.

Himax reportedly cuts into Dell supply chain

Mar 31, 01:10

Fabless IC firm Himax Imaging reportedly has landed orders for CMOS image sensors for use in Dell notebooks, and has also cut into the supply chain of China handset brands including...

Richtek dismisses acquisition rumors

Stockwatch - Mar 24, 01:55

Analog IC design house Richtek Technology has dismissed a recent Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) report indicating it is looking to acquire Capella Microsystems,...

Maxtek to distribute MStar products in 2Q11

Feb 10, 01:30

Maxtek Technology will begin to ship MStar Semiconductor's chipsets for set-top boxes (STBs) to networking customers in the second quarter of 2011, and shipments will expand substantially...

TSMC first pure-play foundry to join top-10 R&D spenders, says IC Insights

Jan 14, 16:25

The now well known trend of IC manufacturers abandoning the IDM fab business model to become fabless or fab-lite has resulted in, or is the result of, depending on the point of view,...

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