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  • Last update: Friday 28 April 2017 [2236 news items]

MediaTek gross margin continues to fall

Apr 28, 15:27

Taiwan-based IC design house MediaTek, which specializes in mobile SoC solutions, saw its gross margin reach a record low of 33.5% in the first quarter of 2017.

SPIL posts profit drop in 1Q17

Apr 27, 11:10

IC packager Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL) has reported net profits of NT$996 million (US$33.1 million) for the first quarter of 2017, down 64.8% sequentially and 37.9% on...

PTI looks to sequential revenue growth through 4Q17

Apr 26, 11:09

Packaging and testing company Powertech Technology (PTI) expects to post mid single-digit sequential growth in revenues for the second quarter of 2017, said company president JY Hung...

IC distributor Edom 2Q17 revenues to rise

Apr 25, 13:49

Taiwan-based Edom Technology, which distributes mainly niche-market ICs and components, is expected to see its revenues register double-digit on-year growth in the second quarter...

Several China 12-inch fabs put construction on hold

Apr 21, 11:42

Several 12-inch fab projects implemented by China-based emerging chipmakers have been put on hold raising speculation about the country's overambitious plans to revamp the local chipmaking...

Powerchip chairman expects long-term DRAM shortage

Apr 20, 22:20

The supply of DRAM memory is likely to stay tight for a substantial period of time, according to Frank Huang, chairman for Taiwan-based pure-play foundry Powerchip Technology.

IC distributor Audix reports strong earnings for 1Q17

Newswatch - Apr 20, 13:50

IC distributor and component maker Audix has reported net profits of NT$108 million (US$43.55 million) for the first quarter of 2017, increasing 35% on year. The earnings translated...

PTI to enjoy robust demand for NAND flash

Apr 20, 10:25

Robust demand for NAND flash memory will boost revenues at packaging and testing company Powertech Technology (PTI) in the second half of 2017, according to industry sources.

PWM IC backend specialist GEM Services to enjoy another year of record revenues

Apr 17, 12:25

Taiwan-based GEM Services, a backend house focusing exclusively on the power management semiconductor market, is expected to enjoy another record year in 2017 driven by robust demand...

DDR4 set to account for largest share of DRAM market by architecture, says IC Insights

Apr 17, 11:19

The new, higher-speed DDR4 DRAM generation gained significant market share in 2016, representing 45% of total DRAM sales, according to IC Insights.

Over 100,000 wafers embedded with eMemory NeoEE IP shipped

Apr 14, 12:18

Embedded NVM IP provider eMemory Technology has shipped more than 100,000 wafers embedded with its NeoEE IP solutions, according to the company. The eMemory NeoEE IP has been successfully...

TSMC cuts foundry growth outlook for 2017

Apr 14, 12:14

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has revised downward its forecast for 2017 global foundry growth to 5% from 7% due to elevated inventory in the supply chain.

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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...

WT Micro 1Q17 revenues beat guidance

Apr 12, 21:47

Consolidated revenues at IC distributor WT Microelectronics surged about 41% on year to NT$38.38 billion (US$1.3 billion) in the first quarter of 2017, slightly above the company's...

IC distributor ANStek reports increased sales for March

Apr 12, 15:19

Answer Technology (ANStek), which distributes IC parts mainly from Analog Devices (ADI) and Xilinx, has reported revenues of NT$299 million (US$9.76 million) for March, up 6.03% on...

ChipMOS 1Q17 revenues slip 2%

Apr 11, 10:27

ChipMOS Technologies, a backend house targeting the LCD driver IC and memory chip sectors, saw its first-quarter revenues slip about 2% sequentially and outperform its estimate of...

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...

Digitimes Research: China IC design industry output value to rise 16.9% in 2017

Apr 7, 10:52

China's IC design industry output value climbed to US$24.75 billion in 2016 from US$5.66 billion in 2010 which reached a CAGR of 27.9% during the five-year period, according to Digitimes...

Win Semi posts revenue growth for March

Apr 7, 10:49

GaAs IC foundry Win Semiconductors has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.18 billion (US$38.8 million) for March 2017, up 17.6% sequentially and 6% on year.

IC distributor WT Micro to acquire Maxtek

Stockwatch - Apr 6, 22:14

WT Microelectronics has agreed to acquire fellow Taiwan-based IC distributor Maxtek Technology for NT$27 (US$0.89) per share, or a total of NT$1.897 billion, according to the compa...

WT Micro and Maxtek halt trading amid merger speculation

Stockwatch - Apr 6, 11:30

WT Microelectronics and Maxtek Technology both halted trading on April 6 amid speculation about a potential merger or some form of collaboration between the two IC distributors.

Sigurd posts increased March revenues

Apr 6, 10:54

IC testing company Sigurd Microelectronics has reported consolidated revenues for March 2017 of NT$493 million (US$16.2 million), up 7.6% sequentially and 5.4% on year.

IC Insights more than doubles 2017 IC market growth forecast

Mar 30, 15:04

IC Insights has raised its worldwide IC market growth forecast for 2017 to 11%, more than twice its original 5% outlook. The IC research firm has made a substantial upgrade to the...

Greatek building high-end packaging capacity

Mar 28, 16:05

Logic IC packaging firm Greatek Electronics will start production for bumping and wafer-level CSP in July 2017 which will further buoy its sales performance for the year, according...

Audio IC firm C-Media 2016 profits fall to 3-year low

Mar 24, 10:37

C-Media Electronics, a Taiwan-based fabless firm specializing in audio chips, saw its net profits fall to a three-year low of NT$66.93 million (US$2.2 million) in 2016. EPS for the...

ASE says no plan to set up local site in US for packaging services

Mar 23, 21:09

Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) has a site in the US for IC testing, and has no plans to expand the site or build another locally for packaging services, according to company...

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Qualcomm, ASE, Brazil government sign MOU to build IC testing/packaging plant in Brazil, says paper

Newswatch - Mar 23, 16:08

Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE), Qualcomm and the Brazil government reportedly have signed a MOU to jointly invest US$200 million initially to establish an IC testing/packaging...

Taiwan IC design houses hold mixed 2Q17 outlook

Mar 21, 20:58

Taiwan-based consumer IC suppliers are expected to report revenue growth of over 20% sequentially for the second quarter, while handset-related IC firms expect sales to recover from...

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...

Semicon China: Chipmakers talk about Moore's Law and China's fast-growing IC industry

Mar 17, 11:17

At Semicon China 2017, executives at chip giant Intel, IC packager Advanced Semiconductor Engineering, equipment vendors ASML, Lam Research and Tokyo Electron (TEL), and nano-electronics...

IC distributor ANStek looks to analog IC, FPGA and chip demand for national defense for 2017 growth

Mar 17, 10:51

Answer Technology (ANStek), which distributes IC parts mainly from Analog Devices (ADI) and Xilinx, expects robust demand for analog components, FPGAs and high-profit ICs for national...

IC demand from PC sector will not pick up until August

Mar 16, 15:15

Taiwan-based IC design houses have said that chip orders from notebook and other PC makers have been flat in March, and a major rebound of chip orders from the PC industry may not...

MediaTek to roll out 12nm product in 2H17

Mar 16, 14:04

MediaTek plans to roll out a new mobile SoC solution built by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) using the foundry's 12nm process technology in the second half of 2017,...

China IC design industry growing

Mar 16, 10:20

The "Made in China 2025" (MIC 2025) plan, published by the China State Council in May of 2015, has demonstrated the country's ambition to enhance its fabless IC design industry...

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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.

  • Samsung+Bio%2DProcessor

    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.

  • KLA%2DTencor+2910+series+optical+inspection+system+and+eDR%2D7100+e%2Dbeam+review+tool

    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.

  • ZMDI+ZSSC3008+sensor+IC

    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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