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Taiwan IC backend production value to rise 4.9% in 2015, says IEK

Apr 24, 14:59

The production value of Taiwan's IC packaging and testing industry sector is forecast to register increases of 5.7% and 3.2%, respectively, in 2015, according to the government-funded...

IC distributor Zenitron improved earnings for 1Q15

Newswatch - Apr 23, 11:19

IC distributor Zenitron has reported net profits of NT$102 million (US$3.29 million) for the first quarter of 2015, up 3% sequentially and 5% on year. The earnings translated into...

Memory related device suppliers to break into Taiwan top-10 IC design houses in 2015

Apr 23, 11:07

More memory-related device suppliers including Silicon Motion Technology, Elite Semiconductor Memory Technology (ESMT) and Etron Technology are expected to break into Taiwan's top-10...

Win Semi to downsize capital 20%

Apr 23, 11:03

Pure-play gallium arsenide (GaAs) foundry Win Semiconductors has announced plans to reduce paid-in capital by NT$1.487 billion (US$48 million), or 20%, to NT$5.947 billion.

Is Japan losing its influence in global semiconductor market?, asks IC Insights

Apr 20, 15:10

In 2014, there were only two Japan-based companies – Toshiba and Renesas – among the top-10 semiconductor suppliers. Assuming the NXP/Freescale merger is completed later...

IC distributor ANStek signs US$30 million syndicated loan

Apr 16, 22:01

Answer Technology (ANStek) has signed a US$30 million syndicated loan agreement with a consortium of local banks in Taiwan, according to the IC distributor.

IC distributors WT Micro, ANStek report increased March revenues

Apr 13, 14:46

IC distributors WT Microelectronics and Answer Technology (ANStek) have reported on-year increases in consolidated revenues for March 2015 of 22% and 19.9%, respectively.

IC distributor WPG sees mild gain in 1Q15 revenues

Stockwatch - Apr 13, 10:51

IC distributor WPG Holdings has announced consolidated revenues of NT$40.32 billion (US$1.29 billion) for March, up 50.7% sequentially and 4.3% on year.

ASE building water reclamation plant

Apr 10, 14:20

Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) is constructing a water reclamation plant in Kaohsiung, southern Taiwan, with a total investment reaching as high as NT$1.15 billion (US$37...

Sensor shipments strengthen but falling prices cut sales growth, says IC Insights

Apr 10, 11:26

Sensor shipments are getting a big boost from the spread of embedded measurement functions for automated intelligent controls in systems and new high-volume applications, such as...

ASE to expand production capacity over the next 3 years, says chairman

Apr 8, 21:24

IC packager Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) will continue to expand its production capacity over the next three years, with investment to total between NT$100 billion (US$3.2...

Win Semi 1Q15 sales rise 3.5%

Apr 8, 21:22

Pure-play gallium arsenide (GaAs) foundry Win Semiconductors saw its first-quarter revenues increase 3.5% sequentially bucking seasonal trends.

FocalTech cuts into supply chain of brand smartphone vendors

Apr 8, 21:20

FocalTech Systems has obtained touchscreen IC orders for smartphones from HTC, Asustek Computer and Xiaomi, according to industry sources.

China design houses raiding Taiwan driver IC makers for talent

Apr 7, 12:16

China-based IC design houses have stepped up efforts to lure talent away from Taiwan-based LCD driver IC companies in an attempt to improve the quality and competitiveness of their...

US firms capture bulk of IDM and fabless IC sales, says IC Insights

Apr 7, 11:58

US companies held a 55% share of the total worldwide IC market in 2014, which includes sales from IDMs and fabless IC companies, according to IC Insights. The total does not include...

IC orders from China phone makers picking up slowly

Apr 7, 11:27

Orders for ICs from China's handset industry is picking up at a slower-than-expected pace, according to industry sources. The local telecom operators are reluctant to resume subsidies...

IC demand from China picking up, say Taiwan firms

Mar 31, 22:04

IC demand from China's smartphone market is showing signs of a pick-up, as inventories at non-Apple vendors ease, according to sources at Taiwan-based IC design houses.

IC distributor ANStek revenues and profits climb to 3-year highs

Mar 31, 10:43

IC distributor Answer Technology (ANStek) has reported net profits of NT$175 million (US$5.6 million) on consolidated revenues of NT$3.19 billion for 2014. Both profit and revenue...

Prospects of IC backend service industry remain promising: Q&A with UTAC Holdings CEO William John Nelson

Mar 27, 10:59

The IC backend service industry was capped by a flurry of merger and acquisition (M&A) activities in the fourth quarter of 2014: China's Zhangjiang Electronics acquired Singapore-based...

UTAC CEO William John Nelson

Taiwan IC design houses gearing up to offer solutions for USB Type-C

Mar 26, 22:23

More than 10 Taiwan-based IC design houses are engaged in the development of USB Type-C (USB-C) chip solutions, as they anticipate the interface will see widespread adoption, according...

Optoelectronics, sensors/actuators and discretes growth accelerates, says IC Insights

Mar 26, 10:50

Following two lethargic years of low growth and some setbacks, worldwide sales of optoelectronics, sensors, actuators and discrete semiconductors regained strength in 2014 and collectively...

IC distributor ANStek optimistic about demand for industrial control

Mar 23, 23:25

Taiwan-based IC distributors Answer Technology (ANStek) has expressed optimism about demand coming from the industrial control sector, and expects to enjoy a particularly strong first...

MCU design house Holtek to deal out cash dividend of NT$3.50 for 2014

Mar 23, 23:22

Holtek Semiconductor, which designs and develops standard microcontrollers (MCU) and consumer electronics IC solutions, plans to distribute a cash dividend per share of NT$3.50 (US$0.11)...

Holtek president Gorden Gau

ALi expects slight revenue growth in 1Q15

Mar 18, 14:17

Set-top box (STB) IC supplier ALi expects its first-quarter revenues to increase slightly from the NT$1.13 billion (US$35.7 million) reported for the fourth quarter of 2014, with...

Faraday to downsize capital 40%

Mar 17, 19:51

Taiwan-based Faraday Technology, a fabless ASIC/SoC and silicon IP provider, has disclosed plans to downsize its capital by 40%.

IC distributors ANStek, WT Micro report decreased February revenues

Mar 16, 22:14

Taiwan-based IC distributors Answer Technology (ANStek) and WT Microelectronics have reported sequential decreases in February consolidated revenues of 43.2% and 35%, respectively,...

Aurona enters supply chain of IC backend houses

Mar 16, 15:10

Taiwan-based Aurona Industries, a manufacturer of phenolic resins laminates, disclosed recently that the company has entered the supply chain of semiconductor assembly and test services...

11 IC product categories to exceed total IC market growth in 2015, says IC Insights

Mar 13, 16:12

Eleven product categories, led by automotive special purpose logic, DRAM, and automotive application-specific analog devices, are expected to exceed the 7% growth rate forecast for...

LCD driver IC supply makers expect to see performances drive forward in 2Q15

Mar 13, 12:18

LCD driver IC supply makers in Taiwan expect to see their performances drive forward heading into the second quarter of 2015 as LCD TV and smartphone vendors begin unleashing new...

IC substrate, FPCB suppliers to benefit from Apple Watch release

Mar 9, 13:55

Taiwan-based IC substrate supplier Kinsus Interconnect Technology and flexible PCB makers Zhen Ding Technology Holding, Career Technology and Flexium Interconnect reportedly have...

WPG to acquire Genuine shares

Mar 3, 20:46

IC distributor WPG has announced plans to acquire 50% of Genuine C&C, a Taiwan-based IT and consumer electronics distributor, for NT$14.50 (US$0.46) per share, or a total amount...

Digitimes Research: Taiwan IC design industry output value to grow 13% in 2015

Mar 3, 20:28

The production value of Taiwan's IC design industry will rise 13.1% in 2015, thanks mainly to continued-strong demand coming from the smartphone sector, according to Digitimes Rese...

ASMedia leads in USB 3.1 controller ICs amid Taiwan IC designers

Mar 3, 20:27

ASMedia Technology, among Taiwan-based IC design houses, has taken the initiative to offer USB 3.1 controller ICs and has won adoption by Asustek Computer and ASRock for new motherboards...

TSMC, MediaTek move up in semiconductor R&D, says IC Insights

Mar 2, 10:33

Pure-play foundry TSMC and fabless chipmaker MediaTek both moved up in IC Insights' 2014 ranking of semiconductor companies by R&D spending. TSMC increased its R&D budget...

ASE orders equipment for NT$1.3 billion

Stockwatch - Feb 25, 21:03

IC packager Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) has purchased machinery and equipment from Advantest and Premtek International for a total of about NT$1.31 billion (US$41.75...

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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 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.

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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...

    Photo: company, May 20.

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