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News tagged IC
  • Last update: Friday 2 October 2015 [1929 news items]

Globalfoundries developing 10nm in-house

Oct 2, 10:57

Globalfoundries plans to develop 10nm process technology in-house instead of relying on licensing from Samsung, according to industry sources.


IC suppliers concerned about new iPhone orders

Oct 1, 16:28

Despite the record first-week sales for the newest iPhones, suppliers of related ICs have been concerned about the possibility of Apple downward adjusting its chip orders for the...

Taiwan IC design firms to post gross margin decreases in 3Q15

Sep 30, 11:08

Most Taiwan-based fabless IC firms are expected to report sequential decreases of 1pp to 2pp in gross margins for the third quarter of 2015, due to falling chip prices, according...

Touchscreen controller IC prices falling

Sep 30, 11:06

Prices for smartphone-use touchscreen controller ICs have been falling as an increase in the number of suppliers has led to more competition in the market, according to industry so...

M&A activity continues through uncertain business climate, says IC Insights

Sep 29, 10:01

In July 2015, IC Insights examined the huge surge of M&A activity in the IC industry during the first six months of 2015. In just the first half of 2015, announced semiconductor...

Digitimes Research: Taiwan 3Q15 top foundries combined revenues to fall

Sep 25, 14:30

Taiwan's top-three IC foundries are experiencing a particularly weak third quarter with their combined revenues set to decrease 0.8% sequentially and 3.7% on year, according to Digitimes...

IC backend houses to stay cautious as TSMC warns of sales drop in 4Q15

Sep 25, 12:28

With Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) forecasting a sequential decline in fourth-quarter revenues, Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) and other backend companies...

Large-screen smartphones erode total personal computing unit growth, says IC Insights

Sep 21, 15:16

Five years ago, touchscreen tablets began pouring into the personal computing marketplace, stealing growth from standard personal computers and signaling the start of what has been...

SMIC growing its 28nm client base

Sep 18, 10:42

Broadcom and Huawei's subsidiary HiSilicon will become SMIC's 28nm customers, in addition to Qualcomm, according to Shiuh-Wuu Lee, executive VP of technology development for the China-based...

Taiwan IC design houses receive short lead-time orders

Sep 14, 21:18

Taiwan-based handset-use IC suppliers, which are offering solutions including application processors, LCD driver ICs, touchscreen controller ICs and analog chips, have landed an influx...

China, Taiwan-based IC foundries gearing up for MEMS market boom

Sep 14, 21:01

IC foundries based in China and Taiwan are all gearing up for rapid demand growth for microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) devices driven by a new wave of expansion for the Internet...

Companies maximize 300mm, 200mm wafers; slow progress on 450mm, says IC Insights

Sep 14, 10:52

Worldwide capacity by wafer size was dominated by 300mm wafers in 2014, and is forecast to continue increasing through 2019, according to IC Insights.

IC distributor ANStek reports decreased August revenues

Sep 14, 10:50

Answer Technology (ANStek), which distributes IC parts mainly from Analog Devices (ADI), Xilinx and Avago Technologies, saw its August revenues decrease about 10% sequentially.

Digitimes Research: MediaTek acquisition to help Richtek ramp up PWM IC shipments

Sep 11, 16:07

The acquisition of Richtek Technology by MediaTek will help the analog IC vendor to push sales of its power management (PWM) solutions to the smartphone and TV panel sectors, according...

Commentary: MediaTek to account for over 50% revenues of Taiwan IC design industry

Sep 10, 15:09

The landscape of Taiwan's IC design industry is set to undergo significant changes in 2016 as MediaTek has disclosed plans to acquire up to 100% stake in analog IC vendor Richtek...

Lite-On Semi posts increased August revenues

Sep 9, 15:09

Lite-On Semiconductor, a maker of discrete and analog IC components, saw its August revenues increase about 7% on month thanks to rising sales generated from non-PC applications.

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.

Taiwan IC designers expect orders to pick up in 1Q16

Sep 7, 14:02

Customers remain cautious about placing orders, according to sources at Taiwan-based IC design houses, adding that orders are unlikely to pick up until early 2016.

IC substrate maker Kinsus sees sales decrease in August

Newswatch - Sep 7, 12:13

IC substrate maker Kinsus Interconnect Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.861 billion (US$57.14 million) for August, down 1.5% sequentially and 15.9% on year.

Asia-Pacific to dominate IC sales across system categories in 2015, says IC Insights

Sep 4, 15:46

Asia-Pacific's grip as the dominant market for IC sales is forecast to strengthen in 2015 with the region expected to account for 58.9% of the US$295 billion IC market, according...

IC demand unlikely to pick up until 2Q16, says TSIA chairman

Sep 4, 10:46

Nicky Lu, chairman of the Taiwan Semiconductor Industry Association (TSIA), has expressed caution about the semiconductor market in the second half of 2015. Demand is unlikely to...

Nicky Lu

Commentary: MediaTek-MStar expansion to pose threat to other IC vendors

Sep 3, 13:48

While the planned acquisition of ILI Technology (Ilitek) by MStar Semiconductor is being regarded as a consolidation process needed for Taiwan's IC design industry, the implementation...

Amkor positive about consolidation within IC backend sector

Sep 3, 10:15

The IC packaging and testing sector will continue its trend toward consolidation, and Amkor Technology is positive about such development, according to Mike Liang, president of Amkor...

Mike Liang, president of Amkor Taiwan

Pure-play foundry sales to top US$12 billion in 4Q15, says IC Insights

Sep 1, 10:57

The pure-play foundry market is forecast to grow to an all-time high of US$12.2 billion in the fourth quarter of 2015, following several quarters in which sales remained between US$11.3...

Digitimes Research: China eyeing acquistions to advance IC processes

Sep 1, 10:52

More advanced semiconductor manufacturing processes and more production capacity for special processes are likely to emerge in China during the country's 13th five-year economic plan...

Taiwan IC design houses see order visibility continue improving

Aug 31, 21:54

Taiwan-based IC design houses have seen their order visibility continue improving recently, which will allow them to meet their sales targets set for the third quarter of 2015, according...

Digitimes Research: China looks at 70% IC self-sufficiency in 2025

Aug 28, 10:28

China is aiming to improve the self-sufficiency rate for ICs in the nation to 40% in 2020, and boost the rate further to 70% in 2025, according to Digitimes Research.

MStar to acquire Ilitek for NT$51 per share

Aug 26, 20:58

MediaTek has issued a company filing with the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE) that subsidiary MStar Semiconductor plans to acquire ILI Technology (Ilitek), which designs and develops...

Chip orders for notebooks picking up

Aug 26, 20:53

IC demand for notebooks is picking up, and the outlook for replacement demand triggered by Microsoft's Windows 10 is more positive, according to sources at Taiwan-based PC-related...

BOE receives government support to enter IC design industry

Aug 21, 16:13

Panel maker BOE Technology has received support from the China government enabling it to step into the IC design industry. In addition to LCD driver ICs, DRAM and flash memory chips...

Second-tier IC foundries face low utilization in 4Q15

Aug 21, 10:51

Second-tier IC foundries will struggle to maintain their capacity utilization rates above 60% in the fourth quarter of 2015, due to disappointing demand for smartphones, tablets,...


China pushes for homegrown display driver IC industry

Aug 20, 21:44

China is looking to build a homegrown panel-use driver IC industry in Hefei, China, which will likely threaten Taiwan's IC driver IC sector, according to industry sources.

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...

MCU shipments surge but falling prices sap sales growth, says IC Insights

Aug 20, 15:58

Microcontrollers (MCU) are in the middle of an incredible wave of unit growth, but unprecedented price erosion is keeping a lid on the increase of revenues, according to IC Insight...

HiSilicon, Spreadtrum head-hunting in Taiwan

Aug 19, 11:15

China-based HiSilicon Technologies and Spreadtrum Communications have been aggressively hiring engineering talent at their local offices in Taiwan, according to industry sources.

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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.

  • 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.

  • Samsung+S3CT9KW+smartcard+chip

    Samsung S3CT9KW smartcard chip

    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.

  • Color+EPD+controller+co%2Ddeveloped+by+Seiko+Epson+and+E%2DInk

    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...

    Photo: company, May 20.

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