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China outpaces Taiwan in IC design, backend industry output value

May 23, 15:38

The output value of both China's IC design and backend industry sectors has already outpaced that of their counterparts in Taiwan. According to the China Semiconductor Industry Association...

Robust chip demand from China smartphone firms to boost revenues at IC distributors

May 22, 21:49

Taiwan-based IC distributors including WPG, WT Microelectronics, Supreme Electronics, Coasia Microelectronics and Sunnic Technology & Merchandise, Audix and Edom Technology will...

eMemory announces security IP for IoT applications

May 17, 21:46

As Physical Unclonable Functions (PUFs) have become an increasingly popular security technology, eMemory has announced the launch of NeoPUF, which the company claims is a game-changing...

Ardentec expanding automotive MCU testing business in Japan

May 17, 15:17

Ardentec has expanded its automotive MCU testing business in Japan, which will further buoy its sales performance starting in the second quarter of 2017, according to industry sour...

ASE, SPIL get US antitrust approval

May 17, 14:36

Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) and Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL) have received approval from US antitrust regulators for their proposed merger, according to the...

Taiwan IC vendors see orders rebounding

May 16, 16:10

Taiwan-based IC vendors have seen a rebound in orders from China's smartphone sector and expect the sales momentum to continue to the third quarter, according to industry sources.

Ardentec 1Q17 profits hike over 100%

May 15, 22:25

Taiwan-based Ardentec, which specializes in testing services for logic and memory chips, has reported net profits surged 115% on year to NT$228 million (US$7.6 million) in the first...

Rafael Micro gross margin hits 49% in 1Q17

May 15, 22:03

Broadband RF IC design house Rafael Microelectronics saw its gross margin hit 49.4% in the first quarter of 2017, thanks to rising shipments of its high-margin silicon tuners and...

Sumco says new capacity to arrive in 2019

May 15, 21:59

Sumco expects its additional new capacity to come online in 2019 at the earliest, according to the Japan-based silicon wafer vendor, adding that it will enhance and optimize its existing...

Weltrend 1Q17 profits fall

Stockwatch - May 12, 14:44

IC design house Weltrend Semiconductor has reported net profits for the first quarter of 2017 fell 77.5% from a year earlier to NT$39.5 billion (US$1.31 billion). EPS for the quarter...

WT Micro expects to post 24-31% revenue growth in 2Q17

May 12, 10:27

IC distributor WT Microelectronics expects to post revenues of between NT$37.5 billion (US$1.24 billion) and NT$39.5 billion for the second quarter of 2017, up 24-31% on year, with...

SMIC expects revenues to drop 3-6% in 2Q17

May 11, 15:42

China-based pure-play foundry SMIC expects to post a sequential decrease of 3-6% in revenues for the second quarter of 2017, with gross margin ranging from 25% to 27%.

Certification service firms IST, MA-tek post revenue growth in April

May 11, 15:13

Integrated Service Technology (IST) and Material Analysis Technology (MA-tek), two Taiwan-based certification service providers, have both reported on-year revenue growth for April...

Taiwan IC distributors April revenues decrease

May 10, 19:41

Taiwan-based IC distributors WPG Holdings, WT Microelectronics and Edom Technology have reported sequential decreases in April revenues of 10.4%, 4.4% and 14.9%, respectively.

VIS seeking 8-inch fab equipment from memory chipmakers

May 9, 20:43

Specialty IC foundry Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) is looking to expand its 8-inch fabs, and has approached several memory makers to buy their second-hand equipment,...

Novatek expects to post 5-9% revenue growth in 2Q17

May 9, 19:06

IC design house Novatek Microelectronic expects to post revenues of between NT$11.5 billion (US$379.8 million) and NT$11.9 billion for the second quarter of 2017 representing a sequential...

Infineon rides automotive wave into top-10 semi supplier ranking, IC Insights says

May 9, 14:57

IC Insights has released its list of the world's top-10 semiconductor sales leaders excluding pure-play foundries in the first quarter of 2017. In total, the top-10 semiconductor...

VIS expects to post another sequential drop in 2Q17 revenues

May 8, 23:06

Seasonality dragged down Vanguard International Semiconductor's (VIS) revenues in the first quarter of 2017, which saw a sequential decrease of about 5%. The specialty IC foundry...

Winbond, Macronix April revenues drop on-month

May 8, 23:03

Winbond Electronics and Macronix International have reported sequential decreases in April consolidated revenues of 0.4% and 15%, respectively.

SPIL April revenues decrease

May 8, 15:49

IC packager Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$6.55 billion (US$217.4 million) for April 2017, down 1.7% on month and about 4% on year...

IC distributor Supreme to post robust 2Q17 sales

May 5, 15:32

A rally in DRAM prices, as well as rising demand from China-based Oppo and Vivo, will buoy revenues at Supreme Electronics in the second quarter of 2017, according to market watche...

Win Semi posts revenue growth in April

May 5, 15:25

GaAs IC foundry Win Semiconductors has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.25 billion (US$41.5 million) for April 2017, up 10.2% on year and 5.9% sequentially. The April revenues...

ALi reports 5th consecutive quarterly loss in 1Q17

May 5, 12:06

IC design house ALi, which specializes in set-top box (STB) chipset solutions, has reported a fifth consecutive quarterly loss in the first quarter of 2017 in which net losses came...

SMIC urges Taiwan chipmakers to partner with China-based peers

May 5, 11:24

The Taiwan government should encourage its local chipmakers to collaborate with their China-based peers to create a win-win for both sides' semiconductor industries, according to...

Taiwan IC design houses receiving short lead-time orders

May 4, 14:56

Taiwan-based IC design houses have started to see their customers place short lead-time orders in May, but remain less-optimistic about their outlook for the second quarter.

WPG expects 2Q17 sales to grow slightly

May 4, 11:32

IC distributor WPG expects its second-quarter revenues to grow only slightly on quarter, judging from continued excessive levels of inventory in the smartphone industry supply chai...

Consumer IC vendors to see revenues up by double digit rates in 2Q17

May 3, 21:26

Taiwan-based consumer IC vendors, including Elan Microelectronics, Holtek Semiconductor, Nuvoton Technology, Weltrend Semiconductor, Generalplus Technology and Sonix Technology, are...

Silicon Motion expects 2Q17 sales to rise 5-10%

May 2, 19:49

Memory controller IC supplier Silicon Motion Technology expects its revenues to increase 5-10% sequentially in the second quarter of 2017, with gross margin ranging from 48.5% to...

KYEC positive about 3Q17 outlook

May 2, 14:20

IC testing company King Yuan Electronics Company (KYEC) will see its sales hit bottom for 2017 in April, according to company chairman CK Lee. Sales will reach their peak for 2017...

Samsung poised to become largest semi supplier in 2Q17, says IC Insights

May 2, 11:38

After nearly a quarter of a century, the semiconductor industry could see a new number-one supplier in the second quarter of 2017. If memory market prices continue to hold or increase...

Win Semi expects to post 13-17% revenue growth in 2Q17

May 2, 11:34

GaAs IC foundry Win Semiconductors expects to post a 13-17% sequential increase in consolidated revenues for the second quarter of 2017, with gross margin set to be better than the...

MediaTek gross margin continues to fall

Apr 28, 15:27

Taiwan-based IC design house MediaTek, which specializes in mobile SoC solutions, saw its gross margin reach a record low of 33.5% in the first quarter of 2017.

SPIL posts profit drop in 1Q17

Apr 27, 11:10

IC packager Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL) has reported net profits of NT$996 million (US$33.1 million) for the first quarter of 2017, down 64.8% sequentially and 37.9% on...

PTI looks to sequential revenue growth through 4Q17

Apr 26, 11:09

Packaging and testing company Powertech Technology (PTI) expects to post mid single-digit sequential growth in revenues for the second quarter of 2017, said company president JY Hung...

IC distributor Edom 2Q17 revenues to rise

Apr 25, 13:49

Taiwan-based Edom Technology, which distributes mainly niche-market ICs and components, is expected to see its revenues register double-digit on-year growth in the second quarter...

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    Samsung 14nm chips for wearables

    Samsung Electronics has announced mass production of the Exynos 7 Dual 727 mobile application processor (AP) designed specifically for wearable devices with 14nm FinFET process technology...

    Photo: Company, Oct 18.

  • Samsung+Bio%2DProcessor

    Samsung Bio-Processor

    Samsung Electronics has announced it is mass producing an all-in-one advanced system logic chip for the health-oriented wearables market, the Bio-Processor. The Samsung Bio-Processor...

    Photo: Company, Jan 5.

  • KLA%2DTencor+2910+series+optical+inspection+system+and+eDR%2D7100+e%2Dbeam+review+tool

    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.

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