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300mm capacity dominates but life remains for 200mm wafer fabs, says IC Insights

Feb 5, 10:48

Nearly all new fab upgrade and construction activity has to do with 300mm wafer processing, but there is still plenty of life remaining in 200mm fabs, according to IC Insights.

Top-13 foundries account for 91% of total foundry sales in 2013, says IC Insights

Jan 29, 16:18

IC Insights has released its 2013 top IC foundries (pure-play and IDM) ranking. In total, the top 13 foundries represented 91% of total foundry sales in 2013.

Digitimes Research: Taiwan IC design houses perform strongly in 4Q13

Jan 29, 11:36

Taiwan-based IC design houses performed better than expected in the fourth quarter of 2013, yielding production value of NT$125.01 billion (US$4.12 billion), up 0.5% from the prior...

IC design houses head for strong sales in 1Q14

Jan 29, 10:42

IC design houses MediaTek, Realtek Semiconductor, Richtek Technology and Novatek Microelectronics are expected to perform better than expected in the first quarter of 2014, buoyed...

Mobile PCs and smartphones to be top revenue opportunities for IC suppliers in emerging high-speed wireless device market, says IHS

Jan 27, 15:50

Mobile PCs and smartphones will represent the top revenue opportunities for high-speed wireless integrated circuit (IC) suppliers by 2018, as these devices are projected to be the...

IC design house EETI looks to ship 50 million notebook touchscreen controller ICs in 2014

Jan 27, 12:20

IC design house Eglax-empia Technology (EETI) is expected to ship 50 million touchscreen controller ICs for notebook applications in 2014, according to an industry estimate.

Orise swings to loss in 4Q13

Jan 23, 21:39

LCD driver IC firm Orise Technology slid into the red in the fourth quarter of 2013, due to inventory losses resulting from falling product prices particularly prices for WVGA driver...

Global IC foundry sales rise 14% in 2013, says IC Insights

Jan 23, 15:39

Total IC foundry revenues grew to US$42.8 billion in 2013, a 14% increase from US$37.6 billion in 2012 and eight points more than the 6% growth displayed by the total IC market, according...

Foxconn plans to take over IC design house Socle

Jan 22, 22:02

An investment arm of Foxconn Electronics reportedly plans to acquire IC design house Socle Technology, in which Globalfoundries has a portion of shares, according to industry sourc...

IC distributor Weikeng posts net profits of over NT$500 million in 2013

Jan 21, 21:50

IC distributor Weikeng Industrial has reported net profits of NT$527 million (US$17.5 million) on revenues of NT$33.04 billion for 2013. EPS for 2013 stood at NT$2.16 compared to...

Taiwan IC suppliers to land more customized orders from China-based smartphone, tablet vendors

Jan 21, 15:16

Taiwan's IC suppliers for LCD driver ICs, accelerometers (G-sensors), light ambient light sensors and power management (PWM) ICs are expected to land more customized orders from China-based...

Taiwan LCD driver IC firms to expand offerings for high-resolution smartphone displays

Jan 21, 13:59

Taiwan-based IC design houses including Novatek Microelectronics, Himax technology, Orise Technology, ILi Technology (Ilitek), Raydium Semiconductor and Sitronix Technology are gearing...

Ilitek to strengthen offerings for smartphones

Jan 17, 11:37

LCD driver IC firm ILi Technology (Ilitek) is looking to enhance its offerings for smartphone panels in 2014. In addition to driver ICs for WVGA panels, Ilitek also aims to ramp up...

China market: MediaTek to lose 4G chip orders to other suppliers in 1Q14

Jan 15, 15:17

While MediaTek is expected to continue dominating China's 3G chipset market in the first quarter of 2014, the Taiwan-based IC design house may lose 4G chip orders to rivals including...

Microprocessor sales growth to strengthen slightly in 2014, says IC Insights

Jan 15, 11:10

A modest recovery in personal computers this year is expected to slightly strengthen overall sales growth in microprocessors (MPU), according to IC Insights. Total MPU sales are forecast...

Taiwan IC design houses gearing up for MEMS market boom in China

Jan 14, 11:22

Acknowleging that demand for MEMS sensors for use in smartphones, tablets and other portable electronics devices is set to boom in China, Taiwan-based IC design houses including Sitronix...

IC distributors WPG, WT Micro 4Q13 sales beat guidance

Jan 13, 23:08

Taiwan's top-two IC distributors WPG Holdings and WT Microelectronics both have reported higher than expected sales for the fourth quarter of 2013, buoyed by increased orders from...

Sitronix lands g-sensor orders for tablets

Jan 10, 14:27

IC design house Sitronix Technology has entered the supply chain of China's tablet industry with its MEMS accelerometers (g-sensors), according to market sources.

Samsung, TSMC and Micron top list of IC industry capacity leaders, says IC Insights

Jan 9, 12:19

IC Insights has provided a ranking of the industry's 10 largest IC manufacturers in terms of installed capacity. Included in the list are four from North America, two from South Korea,...

LCD driver IC brisk sales to continue in 2014

Jan 3, 11:57

Major Taiwan-based LCD driver IC players, including Novatek Microelectronics, Himax Technologies and Orise Technology, are set to enjoy continued sales growth in 2014 thanks to orders...

Orise gearing up for WQHD displays

Jan 2, 22:11

LCD driver IC firm Orise Technology is ready to provide its customers solutions for WQHD (2560 by 1440) displays for use in smartphones, according to industry sources. Shipments of...

WPG, WT Micro optimistic about 2014

Jan 2, 20:36

IC distributors WPG Holdings and WT Microelectronics have both expressed optimism about their performance in 2014, citing the continued growth in demand for entry-level and mid-range...

MediaTek to control over 50% of smartphone touchscreen controller IC market in China

Jan 2, 14:19

MediaTek could control over a 50% share of the smartphone-use touchscreen controller IC market in China after the Taiwan-based design house officially merges with fellow company MStar...

IC backend service firms to ramp up bumping, WL-CSP capacities in 2014, say sources

Dec 31, 11:26

Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE), Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL) and Amkor Technology will continue to commit heavy investments for ramping their high-end backend...

IC substrate makers to ramp up FC CSP substrates in 2014

Dec 30, 23:10

IC substrate makers Kinsus Interconnect Technology, Unimicron Technology and Nanya PCB all plan to ramp up their production capacity for flip-chip chip scale package (FC CSP) substrates...

Taiwan IC design houses seeing pull-in orders from gaming console and LED lighting sectors

Dec 27, 10:31

Taiwan-based IC design houses have landed an influx of short lead-time orders from the gaming console sector as well as China's LED lighting industry, according to industry sources...

KYEC to expand capacity in 2014

Dec 26, 21:37

King Yuan Electronics (KYEC) has completed construction of a new plant in Taiwan with volume production to kick off in the second quarter of 2014, according to the IC testing services...

PTI to grow sales of logic IC backend service biz in 2014

Dec 26, 10:29

Memory-IC packaging and testing specialist Powertech Technology (PTI) is expected to enjoy significant growth in sales of its logic IC backend service business in 2014, thanks to...

PTI chairman DK Tsai expresses optimism about company logic IC backend service business

IC distributor Promate Electronic expects rising sales from China market

Dec 25, 18:47

Taiwan-based IC and electronic component distributor Promate Electronic is looking to grow sales generated from China, eyeing more than 30% of company revenues coming from the mark...

IC supplies may be jeopardized if ASE K7 plant suspends operations for over 3 months

Dec 24, 21:47

While the suspension of operations of Advanced Semiconductor Manufacturing's (ASE) K7 plant is unlikely to affect the backend IC supply chain in the short term, the likelihood of...

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More IC players to step into LCD driver IC market in 2014

Dec 19, 15:20

Some touchscreen controller and logic IC vendors are expected to step into the LCD driver IC market in 2014 eyeing the growing smartphone market in China, according to industry sou...

Taiwan IC suppliers developing chips for MediaTek smartphone solutions

Dec 18, 21:30

MediaTek's growing shipments of smartphone solutions, which are expected to top 200 million units in 2013 and 300 million units in 2014, have encouraged Taiwan-based suppliers of...

Digitimes Research: Taiwan LCD driver IC revenues up over 10% in 2013

Dec 18, 11:34

Taiwan-based LCD driver IC makers as a whole will ramp up their revenues in 2013 for the second straight year, with the combined figures for the year reaching NT$87.74 billion (US$2.96...

LED driver IC vendors receiving short lead-time orders

Dec 17, 21:50

Taiwan-based LED driver IC vendors including On-Bright Electronics, Macroblock and Silergy have landed an influx of short lead-time orders recently, with order visibility extending...

Taiwan IC substrate suppliers see no impact from ASE production halt

Dec 17, 14:59

Taiwan-based IC substrate suppliers including Kinsus Interconnect Technology and Unimicron Technology expect no impact from a possible shutdown of Advanced Semiconductor Engineering's...

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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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