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  • Last update: Wednesday 26 July 2017 [76 news items]

Shanghai forms CNY50 billion IC industry investment fund

Jul 26, 21:38

The city government of Shanghai, China recently introduced a CNY50 billion (US$7.4 billion) IC industry investment fund aimed at cultivating and supporting the local leading enterprises,...

Taiwan IC design service and IP firms land AI chip orders from China

Jul 26, 15:33

Taiwan-based IC design service companies and silicon IP providers have started to land orders for artificial intelligence (AI) applications from China's IC industry and academia,...

MediaTek to transfer 28nm chip orders to UMC

Jul 25, 09:16

MediaTek plans to transfer part of its 28nm mobile chip orders, including those for the Amazon Echo Dot, to United Microelectronics (UMC) from Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company...

MediaTek

Chip demand from non-Apple camp slows

Jul 24, 13:08

Chip suppliers engaged in Apple's supply chain started to see orders pick up in June. On the other hand, chip demand from the non-Apple camp has been slow, according to sources at...

Korea chipmakers looking to expand foundry biz

Jul 21, 14:41

Samsung Electronics, Dongbu HiTek and SK Hynix have stepped up their foundry business expansions, which will as a group pose a threat to the existing major dedicated foundry houses...

Upcoming Meizu Pro 7 series reportedly to utilize MediaTek chips

Jul 19, 21:24

Meizu is scheduled to introduce its new Pro 7 and Pro 7 Plus smartphone series on July 26. The Pro 7 model is expected to feature MediaTek's 16nm Helio P25 SoC chip while the Pro...

TSMC expects to see 10nm account for 10% of 2017 revenues

Jul 14, 00:26

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) expects sales generated from 10nm process technology to account for 10% of its overall revenues for 2017.

TSMC 10nm chip shipments to boom starting 3Q17

Global Unichip opens new Korea office

Jul 11, 15:35

Taiwan-based Global Unichip, a fabless ASIC design house, has announced the establishment of its new office in Seoul. The move is to enhance both technical and business customer su...

SK Hynix sets up foundry subsidiary, says report

Jul 11, 14:09

Memory chipmaker SK Hynix has announced the establishment of wholly-owned subsidiary SK Hynix System IC, which will be specializing in IC foundry services, according to a report from...

Etron to focus on specialized DRAM products

Jul 3, 15:52

Niche-memory IC design house Etron Technology will transform itself into a dedicated developer of specialized DRAM memory chips, according to company chairman Nicky Lu.

Taiwan IC design houses seeing orders pick up

Jun 22, 15:29

Taiwan-based IC design houses have seen customer orders pick up on seasonality with some expected to post sequential revenue growth of 10% or more in the third quarter, according...

Nuvoton 2Q17 sales likely to hit record

Jun 21, 15:03

Fabless IC firm Nuvoton Technology is expected to see its second-quarter 2017 revenues hit an all-time high driven by robust MCU shipments, according to market sources.

Tsinghua Unigroup chair criticizes Qualcomm for forming JV with local chipmaker

Jun 1, 21:16

Tsinghua Unigroup chairman Zhao Weiguo has criticized Qualcomm's intention of forming a joint venture with fabless chip firm Leadcore Technology and two local investment firms in...

MediaTek to enter mass production of 12nm mobile chips by end of 2017

Jun 1, 15:20

MediaTek is expected to start mass production of 12nm mobile chips manufactured by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company around the end of 2017, according to industry sources...

Globalfoundries and Chengdu partner to expand FD-SOI ecosystem in China

May 23, 22:37

Globalfoundries and the Chengdu municipality have announced an investment to spur innovation in China's semiconductor industry. The partners plan to build a FD-SOI ecosystem including...

MediaTek launches chipset supporting Google Assistant and Android Things

May 18, 21:47

MediaTek has introduced its newest full-featured chipset - MT8516 - designed to enable Voice Assistant Devices (VADs) and smart speakers, including the Google Assistant. MediaTek...

TSMC obtains 12nm chip orders from fabless firms

May 11, 11:59

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has secured 12nm chip orders from Nvidia, MediaTek, Silicon Motion Technology and HiSilicon for the fabless firms' different chip...

Infineon rides automotive wave into top-10 semi supplier ranking, IC Insights says

May 9, 14:57

IC Insights has released its list of the world's top-10 semiconductor sales leaders excluding pure-play foundries in the first quarter of 2017. In total, the top-10 semiconductor...

Ardentec breaks ground for new plant in Nanjing

Apr 25, 15:05

Taiwan-based Ardentec, which specializes in testing services for logic and memory chips, has recently broken ground for a new plant in Nanjing, China where Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing...

Taiwan fabless IC firms seeing ramp-up of orders from China

Apr 13, 16:04

Taiwan-based IC design houses have seen orders placed by their China-based smartphone customers ramp up for the second quarter, with demand coming from China's first-tier smartphone...

China fabless firm Montage Tech gearing up for data centers and cloud computing

Apr 13, 11:10

China-based fabless IC firm Montage Technology is engaged in the development of processors and hybrid DIMM solutions for data centers and cloud computing, and is targeting to enter...

Taiwan MCU and consumer IC firms post brisk March revenues

Apr 10, 10:55

MCU and consumer IC design house Holtek Semiconductor saw its March revenues climb to a new record high, while revenues at fellow companies Generalplus Technology and Weltrend Semiconductor...

China fabless IC firms expand global market share in 2016

Mar 17, 13:54

While US companies still hold the largest share of fabless company IC sales, the largest fabless IC market share increase has come from China-based suppliers, according to IC Insig...

Fabless firm Davicom 4Q16 pre-tax profits increase

Jan 18, 11:06

Taiwan-based Davicom Semiconductor, a fabless chipmaker specializing in networking and communications chips, saw its pre-tax profits surge about 80% sequentially in the fourth quarter...

Annual sales worldwide from fabless IC design to grow 3.4% in 2017, says TrendForce

Dec 5, 16:47

Revenues worldwide from fabless IC design for 2016 are estimated at US$77.49 billion, a decline of 3.2% from 2015, according to TrendForce. But strong growth is expected in several...

China firms headhunting talent from Taiwan fabless and DRAM companies

Nov 22, 15:35

China's emerging memory companies have been aggressively headhunting talent from Taiwan-based fabless and DRAM firms, according to industry sources.

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...

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