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  • Last update: Monday 1 September 2014 [1704 news items]

Pre-October 1 holiday orders to be moderate, say Taiwan-based IC vendors

Sep 1, 16:19

IC orders prior to the October 1 holidays from China will not be strong as expected in 2014 as downstream clients already replenished their inventories in the first half of the year,...

LED driver IC vendors look to flat performance in 3Q14

Aug 28, 22:12

LED driver IC vendors including Silergy, Macroblock and On-Bright Electronics are expected to see their sales stay flat in the third quarter of 2014 before riding higher in the fourth...

China IC industry support fund looking for investment targets

Aug 26, 21:59

The CNY120 billion (US$19.5 billion) investment fund set up by the China government in 2014 to support development of its IC industry reportedly has begun looking for investment targets,...

IC packaging material distributor Niching looks to 5-10% sequential revenue growth in 3Q14

Aug 25, 13:38

IC packaging material and tool distributor Niching Industrial is expected to see its revenues grow 5-10% sequentially in the third quarter of 2014, buoyed by rising capacity utilization...

IC testing firm Ardentec to ramp capacity by 50%

Aug 20, 15:21

Wafer and mixed-signal IC testing service company Ardentec has completed construction of a new cleanroom measuring 4,300 square meters. Utilizing the new cleanroom, Ardentec will...

Ardentec president Chi-ming Chang

Digitimes Research: Top-6 Taiwan LCD driver IC companies post revenue gains in 2Q14

Aug 20, 10:55

Revenues for the six main LCD driver IC companies in Taiwan reached NT$28.18 billion (US$940.04 million) in the second quarter of 2014, up 13.1% on quarter and 4.1% on year, according...

Analog IC vendors bracing for strong sales in 3Q14

Aug 14, 14:43

Analog IC vendors are set to post strong sales in the third quarter of 2014 thanks to the roll-outs of new smartphones, tablets and LED lighting products, according to industry sou...

Analog IC vendor GMT to see revenues grow 2-12% in 3Q14

Newswatch - Aug 14, 13:29

Analog IC vendor Global Mixed-mode Technology (GMT) expects its sales to grow 2-12% sequentially in the third quarter of 2014, but gross margin to drop to 33-36% from 36.48% during...

More IC vendors seeking wafer production capacity at foundry houses other than TSMC

Aug 12, 13:53

More fabless IC design houses are seeking wafer production capacity at Samsung Electronics, Globalfoundries, United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) and Semiconductor Manufacturing...

Analog IC vendors landing more short lead time orders from PC sector

Aug 7, 12:21

Taiwan-based analog IC vendors have received more short lead time orders from downstream PC clients, indicating that demand for analog ICs in the third quarter will be stronger than...

LCD driver IC vendors set to see increased revenues in 3Q14

Aug 6, 11:41

Most Taiwan-based LCD driver IC vendors are expected to see their sales grow 5-15% sequentially in the third quarter, powered by orders for large-size driver ICs from LCD panel suppliers...

Taiwan-based consumer IC vendors look to slow sales in 3Q14

Aug 4, 15:56

A number of Taiwan-based consumer IC vendors are conservative about their business prospects for the third quarter of 2014 due to low order visibility, according to industry source...

Taiwan-based IC design houses to land more eMMC controller orders in 2H14

Aug 4, 15:21

Taiwan-based eMMC controller suppliers are expected to land more windfall orders or cooperation projects from leading eMMC players, including Samsung Electronics, Micron Technology,...

China-based IC design houses ramping 28nm chip orders at TSMC

Aug 4, 14:05

More than 10 China-based IC design houses and IC design service companies have placed 28nm chip orders at Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), indicating the strengthening...

Taiwan IC suppliers to benefit as Samsung steps up purchases of IC parts

Jul 31, 22:08

Samsung Electronics has stepped up the purchase of IC parts for its smartphones which will help ramp up revenues for a number of Taiwan-based IC design houses in the third quarter...

More IC vendors to engage in merger or acquisition deals

Jul 25, 14:39

Following the recent announcement of the planned merger between FocalTech Systems and Orise Technology, more Taiwan-based touchscreen controller and LCD driver IC vendors are likely...

Digitimes Research: Korea to ramp PWM IC production value to US$10 billion by 2022

Jul 11, 16:31

Korea plans to invest KRW323 billion (US$320 million) in R&D to ramp up the production value of its power management ICs (PWM ICs) to US$10 billion by 2022 with a 14% global market...

Taiwan IC design houses aim to land more tablet IC orders from brand vendors

Jul 11, 14:42

Taiwan-based IC design houses are shifting their focus to win more IC orders from brand tablet vendors instead of white-box suppliers since shipment growth of white-box tablets has...

IC design houses set for higher gross margins

Jul 10, 15:22

IC design houses including MediaTek, Realtek Semiconductor, Novatek Microelectronics and Richtek Technology are expected to see their gross margins for the second quarter of 2014...

IC substrate suppliers look to strong sales in 2H14

Jul 9, 19:51

Major Taiwan-based IC substrate suppliers are set to post strong revenue growth in the second half of 2014 in line with booming sales at wafer foundry houses and IC backend service...

Lighting accounts for one-quarter of all LED driver IC revenues in 2013, says IHS

Jun 27, 14:13

One out of every four dollars spent worldwide on LED drivers in 2013 was used for lighting applications, illustrating the growing importance of illumination in the LED business, according...

China-based Changjiang narrows gap with Taiwan IC backend service firms

Jun 26, 12:16

China-based IC backend service company Changjiang Electronics Technology has shifted its focus to more advanced technologies such as wafer-level, FC CSP and bumping packaging processes,...

More chipset suppliers to tie up with Taiwan-based IC design houses

Jun 20, 12:05

More chipset suppliers are likely to tie up with Taiwan-based IC design houses in order to tap retail channels as well as to expand their ecosystem in China, according to industry...

Micron, SK Hynix interested in investing in Taiwan SSD controller IC designers, say Taiwan makers

Jun 17, 14:13

In view of continued growth in global demand for SSDs, Micron Technology and SK Hynix are interested in investing in Taiwan-based SSD controller IC design houses including Silicon...

Broadcom extends market share to nearly 49% in STB IC market, says ABI Research

May 28, 15:44

Broadcom, once thought of as primarily strong in the North America cable set-top box (STB) market, has extended its market share such that it now leads in the cable, satellite, IPTV,...

IC design houses see earnings improve in 1Q14

May 27, 22:20

Most Taiwan-based IC design houses have seen their gross margins improve in the first quarter of 2014 thanks to the adoption of advanced manufacturing processes and steady chip prices,...

Foundry houses, IC design vendors vying for fingerprint sensor orders

May 26, 15:11

Wafer foundry houses as well as more Taiwan-based IC vendors will vie for the growing fingerprint identification sensor orders from the smartphone sector in the second half of 2014,...

Taiwan-based IC design houses eager to develop chips for wearable devices

May 22, 13:53

Taiwan-based IC design houses have been eager to develop chips, including customized IC parts, for wearable devices, while international IC players are more conservative about the...

MediaTek, SK Hynix, AMD, and Micron sales surge in 1Q14, says IC Insights

May 20, 16:22

The top-20 worldwide semiconductor (IC and OSD-optoelectronic, sensor, and discrete) sales rankings for first-quarter 2014 included nine suppliers headquartered in the US, three in...

Some IC design houses see orders declining in May

May 16, 12:15

A number of IC design houses, including MediaTek, FocalTech Systems, Richtek Technology and On-Bright Electronics, have reported a slowdown in orders from the supply chain in China...

LED driver IC vendor Macroblock reports earnings for 1Q14

Newswatch - May 15, 11:52

LED driver IC vendor Macroblock has reported net profits of NT$34.44 million (US$1.14 million) for the first quarter of 2014, increasing 10.6% sequentially and 79% on year. The earnings...

Taiwan PC IC designers conservative about 2Q14

May 9, 14:09

Taiwan-based PC IC design houses are generally conservative about the prospects for second quarter of 2014, expecting their sales to grow 5-10% on average for the quarter, according...

TXC sets aside NT$600 million for 2014 capital expenditure

May 8, 20:51

Quartz crystal component maker TXC, in order to expand production capacity, has set aside a budget of NT$600 million (US$19.8 million) for capital expenditure in 2014, the company...

LCD driver IC suppliers looking for additional capacity at foundry houses

May 8, 14:08

LCD driver IC suppliers plan to snap up more capacity at wafer foundry houses due to tight production schedules at most foundries' 8-inch fabs, according to industry sources.

China PCB makers stepping into IC substrate sector

May 7, 21:49

China-based PCB maker Shennan Circuits has begun small-volume production of wirebond substrates with mass production to start in the third quarter of 2014. Fellow company Founder...

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    KLA-Tencor 2910 series optical inspection system and eDR-7100 e-beam review tool

    KLA-Tencor has announced the new 2910 series optical wafer defect inspection platform with NanoPoint technology and the new eDR-7100 electron-beam wafer defect review system. Meeting...

    Photo: Company, Jul 18.

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    KLA-Tencor Surfscan SP3

    KLA-Tencor has announced a new generation in the Surfscan family of wafer defect and surface quality inspection systems: the Surfscan SP3. As the first unpatterned wafer inspection...

    Photo: Company, Jul 18.

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    ZMDI ZSSC3008 sensor IC

    Zentrum Mikroelektronik Dresden (ZMDI), a supplier of analog and mixed-signal solutions for automotive, industrial and medical applications, has introduced the ZSSC3008 sensor signal...

    Photo: Company, Jul 14.

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    Samsung Electronics has announced what it claims is the industry's first 90nm dual-interface smartcard IC certified with evaluation assurance level of 5+ (EAL5+) from the Common Criteria...

    Photo: Company, Nov 24.

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    Color EPD controller co-developed by Seiko Epson and E-Ink

    Seiko Epson and E-Ink have announced a new jointly developed display controller IC for color EPD, the S1D13524. The S1D13524 is a high-performance EPD controller with a built-in...

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