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UMC to post brisk 2Q16 results

Apr 12, 14:33

IC foundry UMC is expected to enjoy significant revenue and profit growth sequentially in the second quarter of 2016, thanks to a ramp-up of orders from its fabless clients as well...

Specialty IC foundry VIS March revenues rise to 12-month high

Apr 8, 15:28

Analog and mixed-signal IC foundry Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.18 billion (US$67.2 million) for March 2016, up 7.8% sequentially...

Macroblock seeing demand pick up

Apr 8, 15:23

LED driver IC vendor Macroblock, which had poor results in 2015, has seen demand pick up since 2016 and has expressed optimism about its business outlook for the year.

GaAs IC foundry Win Semi 1Q16 revenues rise

Apr 7, 20:57

GaAs IC foundry Win Semiconductors has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.12 billion (US$134.4 million) for March 2016, up 7.2% on year and hitting a record high. Revenues for...

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

Apr 6, 11:39

US-headquartered companies held a 54% share of the total worldwide IC market in 2015, which includes sales from IDMs and fabless IC companies, according to IC Insights. The total...

China backend houses expand into advanced-process segment

Apr 1, 13:58

China-based IC packaging and testing houses are vying for more orders, particularly those requiring advanced technologies, from Taiwan-based IC design houses, according to industry...

Taiwan IC design houses could benefit from Foxconn-Sharp takeover

Mar 31, 15:12

Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) has reached a deal to take over Japan-based Sharp, which could bring in more business opportunities for Taiwan-based IC design houses,...

Taiwan analog IC firms expected to post gross margin growth in 2016

Mar 28, 21:16

With many second- and third-tier players phasing out their analog IC businesses, and international firms switching their focus to other products instead of analog ICs, major Taiwan-based...

PWM IC vendor On-Bright reports EPS NT$13.85 for 2015

Newswatch - Mar 28, 09:18

Power management (PWM) IC vendor On-Bright Electronics has reported net profits of NT$612 million (US$18.82 million) on revenues of NT$3.166 billion in 2015.

Taiwan analog IC vendors set for improved sales in 2016, say sources

Mar 25, 15:22

Taiwan-based analog IC suppliers are set for a better year in 2016 thanks to recent industry consolidation and new demand arising from the rising popularity of virtual reality (VR)...

IC orders for notebooks slow

Mar 25, 14:09

IC orders for notebooks remain slow, according to sources at analog and other notebook-related chip suppliers, adding that shipments are unlikely to register substantial growth in...

IC design house Aspeed to hand out NT$8 in 2015 cash dividend

Newswatch - Mar 23, 10:51

Server management SoC solution provider Aspeed Technology plans to deal out a cash dividend of NT$8 for 2015, during which the company generated net profits of NT$340 million (US$10.48...

Taiwan IC design firms cautious about placing orders for 2Q16

Mar 21, 15:26

Taiwan-based IC design houses are still reluctant to raise their wafer starts at foundry service providers given that end-market demand except demand from China's handset market remains...

GaAs IC foundry Win Semi to reduce capital by 30%

Newswatch - Mar 21, 11:20

GaAs IC foundry Win Semiconductors plans to reduce its capital by NT$1.79 billion (US$55.35 million) or 30% to NT$4.177 billion in order to improve its financial structure and shore...

Nine O-S-D product categories avhieve record sales in 2015, says IC Insights

Mar 17, 11:16

In 2015, nine product categories within the optoelectronics, sensors/actuators, and discretes (O-S-D) marketplace reached record-high sales compared to seven in 2014 and six in 2013,...

Taiwan IC design companies to foray into solution market for commercial drones

Mar 16, 16:55

Taiwan-based IC design houses including MediaTek and Realtek Semiconductor will foray into the chipset solution market for commercial drones, particularly for the China market.

IC design houses set to land more orders from smartphone sector in 2016

Mar 16, 15:50

Taiwan-based IC design houses are set to land more orders from the smartphone sector in 2016 as smartphones launched in the year are likely to come with dual-lens modules, fingerprint...

Cadence launches complete IC packaging design and analysis solutions for fan-out WLCSP

Mar 16, 11:03

Cadence Design Systems has announced the availability of foundry-proven IC packaging design and analysis solutions for advanced fan-out wafer-level chip scale packaging (WLCSP) and...

WPG posts 15% revenue increase in February

Stockwatch - Mar 10, 22:03

IC distributor WPG has announced consolidated revenues for February 2016 increased 15.2% from a year earlier to NT$30.82 billion (US$937 million).

WT Micro reports February revenues decrease

Stockwatch - Mar 9, 22:07

IC distributor WT Microelectronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$7.05 billion (US$214.5 million) for February 2016, down 2.6% on year and 31.5% sequentially.

Semiconductor unit shipments to exceed 1 trillion devices in 2018, says IC Insights

Mar 8, 15:45

Total unit shipments of semiconductors which include ICs and opto-sensor-discrete (O-S-D) devices are forecast to continue their upward march and top one trillion units for the first...

Taiwan passes South Korea to become No.1 in total IC wafer fab capacity, says IC Insights

Mar 1, 15:10

As of December 2015, Taiwan led all regions/countries in wafer capacity with nearly 22% of worldwide IC capacity installed in the country, according to IC Insights. Taiwan surpassed...

EDA, IC design service companies positive about 1Q16

Feb 26, 10:45

EDA and IC design service companies have been approached by many of their customers for design services despite seasonality, and have expressed optimism about their performance in...

China, Taiwan IC firms ramp 16nm chip orders at TSMC

Feb 25, 14:20

China- and Taiwan-based IC design houses including MediaTek, HiSilicon Technologies and Spreadtrum Communications have placed 16nm chip orders with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing...

SPIL to deal out cash dividend per share of NT$3.80 for 2015

Feb 25, 13:58

IC packager Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL) has decided to distribute a cash dividend per share of NT$3.80 (US$0.11) for 2015, according to a resolution passed by the company's...

MediaTek increases orders to TSMC

Feb 24, 11:39

With its business scope expanding on the acquisition of several fellow Taiwan-based IC companies, MediaTek has significantly scaled up its orders to Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing...

Handset baseband IC market decreases 5% in 2015, says Strategy Analytics

Feb 24, 11:11

The global cellular baseband processor market declined 5% on year to US$21.1 billion in 2015, according to Strategy Analytics. Shipments of LTE baseband chips exceeded one billion...

Semiconductor capital spending declines in 2015, says IC Insights

Feb 23, 15:46

According to IC Insights, total worldwide semiconductor industry capital spending is forecast to show low single-digit growth in 2016 after registering a 1% decline in 2015. Last...

Several Taiwan IC design houses ready for virtual reality boom

Feb 23, 11:04

Etron Technology, Elan Microelectronics and C-Media Electronics are already engaged in the development of chips for virtual reality (VR) devices gearing up for the market boom. However,...

ASE, KYEC make equipment purchases

Stockwatch - Feb 22, 23:56

IC packaging and testing houses Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) and King Yuan Electronics (KYEC) have both announced equipment purchases via their respective company filings...

Digitimes Research: IC manufacturers to cross into packaging industry

Feb 19, 15:38

With IT products such as smartphone and Internet of Things (IoT) devices being designed with considerations of high performance, low cost, low power consumption and small form factor,...

Taiwan IC design houses look to short lead-time orders in March-April

Feb 18, 11:31

Demand for smartphone-, tablet- and other mobile device-related chips is unlikely to gain any momentum until the end of March or early April when clients start placing short-lead...

PTI to increase capex for 2016

Feb 3, 15:56

IC backend service company Powertech Technology (PTI) expects its capex to reach between NT$10 billion (US$299 million) and NT$12 billion in 2016, compared with the NT$7-8 billion...

Novatek looks to 5-9% revenue decrease in 1Q16

Stockwatch - Feb 3, 12:23

IC design house Novatek Microelectronics expects to post a revenue decrease of 5-9% sequentially in the first quarter of 2016. Novatek estimated that revenues for the first quarter...

Pixart Imaging 1Q16 revenues to drop 5-10%

Stockwatch - Feb 3, 12:20

IC design house Pixart Imaging is likely to post a revenue decrease of 5-10% sequentially in the first quarter of 2016, as a result of seasonal factors, market watchers estimate based...

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