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

9h 56min ago

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...

Falling smartphone IC ASPs discouraging device vendors from developing chips in-house

Dec 1, 15:09

Device vendors including Xiaomi, LG Electronics and Sony have all expressed their intention to develop smartphone chips in-house. Nevertheless, the average selling price for smartphone...

IoT and automotive to drive IC market growth through 2020, says IC Insights

Nov 30, 15:06

IC sales for connections to the Internet of Things (IoT) are forecast to grow more than three times faster than total IC revenues during the last half of this decade, according to...

Digitimes Research: Taiwan top foundries to enjoy particularly strong 4Q16

Nov 29, 14:21

Taiwan's top-three IC foundries will see their combined revenues drop only 0.6% sequentially in the fourth quarter of 2016 indicating a particularly strong fourth quarter, according...

SMIC opens JV fab for analog and specialty IC manufacturing

Nov 25, 10:10

Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) has announced the official inauguration of Ningbo Semiconductor International (NSI), established by China IC Capital - a wholly-owned...

China investment funds wooing Taiwan IC vendors

Nov 18, 14:17

More semiconductor investment funds backed by local governments in China have stepped up their contact with Taiwan-based IC vendors, aiming to lure them to establish IC-design companies...

Taiwan IC production value to fall 4.8% in 4Q16, says IEK

Nov 16, 14:38

Taiwan's IC production value is forecast to decline 4.8% sequentially to NT$627.7 billion (US$19.8 billion) in the fourth quarter of 2016, according to the Industrial Economics and...

Nvidia and MediaTek fastest-growing semiconductor companies for 2016, says IC Insights

Nov 16, 14:06

The top-20 semiconductor companies' sales are forecast to increase by 3% in 2016, according to IC Insights. Among them, five companies are forecast to enjoy double-digit sales growth...

Smartphone shipments to grow at single-digit rates through 2020, says IC Insights

Nov 15, 15:35

Total smartphone shipments are forecast to grow by 4% in 2016 to 1.49 billion units after jumping by 13% to 1.43 billion in 2015, according to IC Insights. Moreover, smartphone shipments...

Fujifilm to open new plant for advanced IC materials in Taiwan

Nov 14, 23:05

Fujifilm has announced that its semiconductor business subsidiary, Fujifilm Electronic Materials, will launch the operation of its third plant in Taiwan in late November. The new...

PWM IC vendor On-Bright posts EPS over NT$10 for January-September period

Stockwatch - Nov 10, 14:49

Power management (PWM) IC supplier On-Bright Electronics has reported net profits of NT$230 million (US$7.28 million) for the third quarter of 2016, up 1.32% from the previous quarter...

Sigurd 3Q16 net profits rise

Nov 9, 11:12

IC testing company Sigurd Microelectronics has reported net profits of NT$261 million (US$8.3 million) for the third quarter of 2016, up 23.3% on year, with EPS reaching NT$0.70.

IC testing device provider CHPT posts record 3Q16 profit

Nov 7, 15:35

IC testing solution provider Chunghwa Precision Test Technology (CHPT) has reported net profits of NT$203 million (US$6.5 million) for the third quarter of 2016, a record high. EPS...

Auto systems to show strong growth through 2020, says IC Insights

Nov 4, 11:38

The market for automotive electronic systems is expected to grow at a CAGR of 4.9% from 2015 to 2020, displaying the strongest growth among all end-use markets for ICs, according...

Equipment maker GPM strikes licensing deal with IBM

Nov 4, 11:05

Gallant Precision Machining (GPM), which mainly makes equipment for the manufacture of display panels and semiconductors, has announced the signing of a joint development and license...

SPIL to raise 2016 capex by NT$1.2 billion

Stockwatch - Nov 4, 10:35

Siliconware Precision Industries' (SPIL) board of directors has approved plans to revise its capex budget for 2016 to NT$17.9 billion (US$568.1 million) from NT$16.7 billion set previously,...

SMIC constructing 12-inch IC production line in Shenzhen

Nov 3, 16:03

Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) has started building a 12-inch IC production line at its manufacturing site in Shenzhen, which will be the very first 12-inch fab...

Alchip to set up subsidiary in Hefei

Oct 26, 21:51

Alchip Technologies, a Taiwan-based provider of ASIC/SoC design services, has signed an MoU with the Hefei city government of China's Anhui province to set up a subsidiary locally.

GMT to see VCM driver IC shipments expand significantly in 2017

Newswatch - Oct 24, 22:31

Analog IC vendor Global Mixed-mode Technology (GMT) is expected to see its shipments of VCM (voice coil motor) driver ICs expand significantly in 2017 thanks to increasing adoption...

More than 30 IC design houses to vie for fingerprint sensor market in 2017

Oct 24, 11:06

More than 30 IC design houses will vie for the growing fingerprint sensor market in 2017 due to the increasing penetration of the identification chips in the high-end smartphone segment,...

StarChip security IC fabricated on HHGrace eNVM process

Oct 21, 10:16

Shanghai Huahong Grace Semiconductor Manufacturing (HHGrace), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hua Hong Semiconductor, and StarChip, a developer of smart card ICs, have jointly announced...

IC Insights raises 2016 IC market forecast to positive

Oct 20, 15:54

IC Insights has raised its 2016 IC market forecast to 1% growth from negative 2%, and its 2016 IC unit volume shipment growth rate forecast from 4% to 6%. A large portion of this...

Handset baseband IC market decreases 2% in 1H16, says Strategy Analytics

Oct 14, 15:31

The global cellular baseband processor market declined 2% on year to US$10.5 billion in the first half of 2016, according to Strategy Analytics.

Chipmakers continue to maximize 300mm and 200mm wafer capacity, says IC Insights

Oct 11, 15:14

Enormous financial and technology hurdles continue to plague the development of 450mm wafers, and ambitious goals to put 450mm wafers to use have been scaled back. IC manufacturers...

Digitimes Research: Global IC foundry output value to rise at 5% CAGR over 2016-2021

Oct 11, 13:47

The global IC foundry industry output value will grow at a CAGR of 5.2% from 2016 to 2021, according to Digitimes Research.

Goodix preps for IPO

Oct 4, 14:52

IC design house Goodix Technology has filed an application to hold an IPO in China and expects to be listed on October 17.

IC testing device provider CHPT posts record 3Q16 revenues

Oct 4, 11:19

IC testing solution provider Chunghwa Precision Test Technology (CHPT) saw its September revenues climb to a record high of NT$267 million (US$8.52 million). Revenues for the third...

Specialty IC foundry VIS optimistic about 2H16

Oct 4, 11:05

Specialty IC foundry Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) has expressed optimism about its performance in the second half of 2016 thanks to stronger-than-expected demand for...

Taiwan IC industry to increase 7% in 2016, says TSIA chairman

Sep 30, 11:08

Although the worldwide IC industry output value will decline 2.4% in 2016, the output value of Taiwan's IC industry will maintain growth, according to Nicky Lu, chairman of the Taiwan...

TSIA chairman Nicky Lu

Fast-charging chip business booming, say IC vendors

Sep 29, 16:23

The market of fast-charging chips is likely to reach one billion units a year soon due to a comprehensive adoption of fast charging technology by smartphones, tablets, notebooks,...

Analog IC firm Leadtrend grows shipments for mobile devices

Sep 29, 14:20

Leadtrend Technology has enjoyed rising shipments of fast-charging solutions for mobile devices, which boosted its August revenues to a record NT$126 million (US$4.02 million).

IC design house ITE Tech looks to 12-15% sequential growth in 3Q16 revenues

Newswatch - Sep 29, 11:56

Peripheral IC vendor ITE Tech is expected to see its revenues grow 12-15% sequentially in the third quarter of 2016 with EPS for the three-month period reaching NT$0.75-0.8, according...

Taiwan IC distributors 4Q16 sales to increase

Sep 28, 15:59

Fourth-quarter revenues at Taiwan-based IC distributors including WPG, WT Microelectronics and Answer Technology (ANStek) will be driven by a seasonal pick-up in demand for smartphones...

Leading-edge leads the way in pure-play foundry growth, says IC Insights

Sep 28, 15:11

Growth in pure-play foundry sales for 2016 is forecast to be almost entirely due to sub-40nm feature size device sales, according to IC Insights. The leading-edge sub-40nm pure-play...

Value of semiconductor industry M&A agreements already over US$50 billion, says IC Insights

Sep 23, 15:29

After an historic surge in semiconductor merger and acquisition agreements in 2015, the torrid pace of transactions has eased (until recently), but 2016 is already the second-largest...

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