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IC designers to embrace lucrative smart speaker market in 2018

Dec 12, 15:01

With global brand vendors aggressively venturing into the smart speaker market, the worldwide demand for smart speakers is likely to rise sharply to 30-50 million units in 2018, and...

Smart speakers are increasingly popular with consumers

Taiwan IC materials suppliers expect better revenue records in 2018

Dec 12, 14:21

Taiwan's major semiconductor materials distributors such as Topco Scientific and Wah Lee Industrial have reported revenue increases in the first 11 months of 2017 and expect better...

IC distributor ANSTek sees bright prospect for 1H18

Dec 11, 16:05

Taiwan semiconductor sales agent Answer Technology (ANSTek) expects bright business prospects for the first half of 2018, as it has secured high-end, lucrative product lines including...

Apple Watch 3 shipment growth to benefit Taiwan IC packagers in 2018

Dec 11, 15:25

Shipments of Apple Watch 3 are expected to surge 20% on year to reach 23-25 million units in the coming year, which will greatly benefit Taiwan players in the supply, particularly...

Taiwan IC packagers eyeing auto chip orders from IDMs

Dec 8, 16:30

As the automotive-use chip sector is emerging as a new niche market with great development potential, Taiwan IC packaging and testing service providers are gearing up to scramble...

Global MOSFET suppliers seeking capacity support from Taiwan, China players

Dec 5, 15:55

With global shipments of electric cars seen to grow sharply in 2018, the supply of vital components, particularly high-voltage MOSFET (metal-oxide-semiconductor field-effect transistor)...

Backend IC service provider Sigurd sees bright prospect in 2018

Dec 5, 14:36

Taiwan-based IC packaging and testing house Sigurd Microelectronics is expected to enjoy strong revenue performance in 2018 due to more orders from Amazon for its smart speaker chips,...

IC testing firm CHPT November revenues dip to 30-month low

Dec 4, 15:55

IC testing solution provider Chunghwa Precision Test Technology (CHPT) saw its revenues fall 40% on month and 38.3% on year to a 30-month low of NT$142 million (US$4.73 million) in...

SMIC announces private placement

Dec 4, 11:23

Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC) has announced it has entered into an agreement with investors, including Dtang and the China IC Fund, for the placing...

On-Bright denies speculation about China listing

Nov 30, 11:44

Power management IC design specialist On-Bright Electronics has denied recent speculation that it was planning to shift listing from Taiwan's over-the-counter bourse to China's stock...

Coopetition and coexistence in IC industry: Q&A with ASE COO Wu Tien-yu

Nov 30, 11:11

The global semiconductor industry is experiencing faster quantitative and qualitative changes along with the increasingly fierce coopetition among wafer foundry, IDM (integrated advanced...

ASE COO Wu Tien-yu

China IC sector must develop large IDMs, says expert

Nov 28, 14:59

China's semiconductor industry must move to establish major IDM (integrated device manufacture) enterprises with global competitiveness to fill up the deficiency of domestic IDM deployments,...

IMECAS director Ye Tianchun

Booming automobile electronics business to benefit Taiwan backend IC service firms

Nov 27, 16:29

Taiwan-based IC backend service firms including Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE), Etrend Hightech, Lingsen Precision Industries and GEM Services are to benefit from the ongoing...

China Big Fund planning second round of support for local IC sector

Nov 24, 11:24

China's National Integrated Circuit Industry Investment Fund (known as the Big Fund) has raised an estimated CNY150-200 billion (US$22.8-30.4 billion) which will be spent for the...

KYEC to see more IC testing orders from major GPU, CPU vendors in 2018

Nov 22, 14:15

IC testing specialist King Yuan Electronics (KYEC) is expected to see its orders from major GPU and CPU vendors increase by more than 20% in 2018, amid intensifying AI chip deployments...

KYEC to enjoy more chip testing orders from Nvidia and Intel in 2018

Xiaomi taps ex-MediaTek executive as investment partner

Nov 22, 14:08

China-based smartphone vendor Xiaomi Technology has appointed former MediaTek co-COO Jeffrey Ju as a partner of its industrial investment unit, sparking widespread concerns in Taiwan's...

Xiaomi hiring talent from Taiwan to sharpen its management

Samsung to unseat Intel as top semiconductor supplier in 2017, says IC Insights

Nov 21, 12:59

For the first time since 1993, the semiconductor industry is expected to witness a new number 1 supplier, according to IC Insights.

SPIL to build new factory in China

Nov 21, 12:52

Packaging and testing company Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL) has gained land use rights for a 147,097-square meter industrial site located at the Fujian (Jinjiang) IC Industrial...

Automotive electronics to see strongest growth through 2021, says IC Insights

Nov 17, 15:58

Automotive electronic system sales are forecast to rise by a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.4% from 2016 through 2021, which is the highest among six major end-use system...

China IC design revenues to surge 28% to CNY194 billion in 2017

Nov 17, 14:33

The annual revenues of China's IC design industry are estimated to surge 28.15% on year to CNY194.598 billion (US$29.26 billion) in 2017, accounting for more than one third of the...

SMIC founder to set up new CIDM in China

Nov 17, 13:56

Richard Chang, founder and former CEO of China-based pure-play foundry Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC), has orchestrated the establishment of a new foundry house...

Richard Chang believes the concept of CIDM can be realized in China

Anpec expects fan motor drivers to drive 2018 revenue growth

Nov 17, 11:42

Analog IC firm Anpec Electronics expects growing sales of its fan motor driver ICs to be a major revenue growth driver for the company in 2018.

Global Unichip tapes out 16nm TCAM compiler

Nov 16, 15:26

Taiwan-based IC design service company Global Unichip has announced a successful TCAM compiler tape-out based on TSMC's 16FFC process technology.

ALi posts another quarter of losses

Nov 16, 11:45

IC design house ALi, which specializes in set-top box (STB) chipset solutions, has reported a seventh consecutive quarterly loss in the third quarter of 2017 in which net losses came...

Samsung huge chip capex for 2017 shows move to defend its memory dominance

Nov 16, 11:20

After spending US$11.3 billion in semiconductor capex last year, Samsung announced that its 2017 outlays for the semiconductor group are expected to more than double to US$26 billion...

China IC firm sets milestone with rollout of 3D NAND flash

Nov 15, 14:16

Yangtze River Storage Technology (YMTC) under the Tsinghua Unigroup has successfully developed 32-layer 3D NAND flash chips, marking a new milestone and major technological breakthrough...

YMTC has unveiled 3D NAND flash memory

Taiwan IC designers vying for 8-inch foundry supply

Nov 10, 16:14

Taiwan fabless IC firms are aggresively vying to secure capacity at 8-inch foundries to meet increasing orders in 2018, particularly for MCU and MOSFET chips needed to support a variety...

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UMC posts record October revenues

Nov 10, 10:48

Pure-play IC foundry United Microelectronics (UMC) has announced consolidated revenues of NT$13.81 billion (US$457.6 million) for October 2017, rising 16.4% sequentially and hitting...

Novatek expects to post up to 7% revenue decrease in 4Q17

Nov 8, 14:35

LCD driver IC specialist Novatek Microelectronic expects to post revenues of between NT$11.6 billion (US$384.2 million) and NT$12 billion for the fourth quarter of 2017 representing...

VIS expects about flat revenue growth in 4Q17

Nov 8, 14:15

Specialty IC foundry Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) expects to post revenues ranging from NT$6.2 billion (US$205.4 million) to NT$6.6 billion in the fourth quarter of...

Strong demand prompts VIS to mull new fab plan

Nov 8, 14:08

Specialty IC foundry Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) is evaluating the feasibility of establishing a new fab or buying an existing one to ramp up capacity to meet increasing...

VIS chairman Fang Leuh

Kinsus posts record October revenues

Nov 7, 11:08

IC substrate supplier Kinsus Interconnect Technology saw its October revenues climb to a record high of NT$2.48 billion (US$82.3 million).

Realtek October revenues increase 6% on year

Nov 6, 11:13

Networking IC design company Realtek Semiconductor has announced consolidated revenues of NT$3.68 billion (US$121.9 million) for October 2017, up 6.3% on year.

Wafer test specialist CHPT optimistic about performance in 2018

Nov 6, 09:52

IC testing solution provider Chunghwa Precision Test Tech (CHPT) has expressed optimism about its sales prospects for 2018 due to stable orders for application processor (AP) test...

Opto, sensor and discrete ICs to reach record US$75 billion in 2017, says IC Insights

Nov 3, 15:57

More than a dozen product categories in optoelectronics, sensors/actuators, and discretes semiconductors (O-S-D) are on track to set record-high annual sales this year, according...

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    Samsung 14nm chips for wearables

    Samsung Electronics has announced mass production of the Exynos 7 Dual 727 mobile application processor (AP) designed specifically for wearable devices with 14nm FinFET process technology...

    Photo: Company, Oct 18.

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    Samsung Bio-Processor

    Samsung Electronics has announced it is mass producing an all-in-one advanced system logic chip for the health-oriented wearables market, the Bio-Processor. The Samsung Bio-Processor...

    Photo: Company, Jan 5.

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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.

  • KLA%2DTencor+Surfscan+SP3

    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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Global AP demand forecast, 2017-2020

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