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Touchscreen controller IC prices to drop 20-30% in 2014

Oct 24, 10:41

Prices of touchscreen controller ICs are expected to drop 20-30% in 2014, down from current levels of US$1.2-1.5 per unit for high-end smartphones and below US$1 for entry-level models,...

IC vendors FocalTech, Silergy to list on TSE in 4Q13

Oct 23, 13:49

FocalTech Systems and Silergy, two Taiwan-invested IC design houses in China, will debut on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE) in the fourth quarter of 2013 after sustaining strong growth...

Opto, sensor and discrete IC market growth slows in 2013, says IC Insights

Oct 23, 11:00

Several years after a strong recovery from the 2008-2009 downturn, the market for optoelectronics, sensors/actuators, and discrete semiconductors (O-S-D) is bumping and grinding its...

Major IC foundries 2014 capex to focus on 14/16nm process production

Oct 22, 21:15

IDMs Intel and Samsung Electronics, and pure-play foundries TSMC and Globalfoundries are set to see their combined capital expenditures rise about 20% in 2014, according to industry...

SMIC forms R&D and manufacturing center for sensors, 3D IC

Oct 22, 16:14

China-based IC foundry Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) has announced the formation of an R&D and manufacturing center for sensors and 3D ICs, the Center for CVS3D...

Foundries gearing up for IC card market boom in China

Oct 21, 21:53

Foundries including Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) and Huahong Grace Semiconductor are all gearing up for China's...

IC distributors WPG, WT Micro post record 3Q13 sales

Oct 17, 21:25

WPG Holdings and WT Microelectronics, Taiwan's top-two IC distributors, have both reported record consolidated revenues for September and the third quarter of 2013.

China market: MediaTek Group to account for 60% of smartphone touch controller IC market in 2H13

Oct 16, 22:16

Goodix and MStar Semiconductor, two associate companies of MediaTek, jointly took a 50% share of the smartphone-use touch controller IC market in China in the first half of 2013,...

LCD driver IC vendors expect rising demand in 2H October

Oct 16, 16:01

LCD driver IC vendors expect demand to pick up in the second half of October when downstream small LCD module makers will begin to replenish their component inventories, according...

TV semiconductor market growing despite decline in TV shipments, says IC Insights

Oct 15, 12:14

Despite a drop in global TV unit demand in 2013, the semiconductor market for TVs is forecast to increase by an estimated 7% to US$13.1 billion, according to IC Insights. Technologies...

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Taiwan-based IC suppliers look to bleak sales in 4Q13

Oct 15, 12:06

Sales of smartphones, tablets and LCD TVs in China during the October 1 holidays were flat, dashing hopes of Taiwan-based IC suppliers of ramping shipments in the fourth quarter of...

IC distributors WPG, WT Micro post record revenues for September

Oct 11, 15:27

Taiwan's top-2 IC distributors WPG Holdings and WT Microelectronics both have announced record high sales for September, while most other fellow companies have also posted sequential...

IC suppliers unlikely to cut orders at TSMC in 4Q13

Oct 11, 12:05

The high wafer shipment growth recorded by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) in August and September indicates that global IC suppliers are not pessimistic about their...

China IC production reaching 31.9% of IC consumption in 2013, says Information Network

Oct 8, 15:09

Massive investments in China's semiconductor industry is paying off as internal production is making inroads on demand, according to The Information Network.

LCD driver IC ASP likely to fall on rising penetration of RAMless chips

Oct 8, 12:33

As more high-resolution display products utilize RAMless LCD driver ICs, the average selling prices (ASPs) of LCD driver ICs might be dragged down, constraining makers' revenue growth...

Taiwan IC designers look to decreased October revenues

Oct 3, 15:25

Most Taiwan-based IC design houses are expected to see their revenues slip sequentially in October due to suspended shipments to clients in China during the October 1 holidays, according...

Pure-play foundries spending big, says IC Insights

Oct 3, 11:20

Semiconductor capital spending has increased significantly among pure-play foundries, as more IDMs shift to a fabless/fab-lite business model while new foundry participants intensify...

ASE IC backend unit to post sales drop in 4Q13

Oct 3, 10:40

Sales of Advanced Semiconductor Engineering's (ASE) core IC ATM (assembly test and material) business is likely to post a sequential decrease in the fourth quarter of 2013, due to...

China-based IC design house Silergy to debut on TSE

Sep 30, 15:56

China-based analog IC design house Silergy has obtained approval for listing on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE), with the debut slated for fourth-quarter 2013 or the first quarter...

Americas region remains largest market for pure-play foundry sales, says IC Insights

Sep 27, 10:55

Customers in the Americas region (primarily the US) are expected to account for nearly two-thirds of pure-play foundry sales in 2013, a slight increase from 2012, according to IC...

Taiwan IC designers look to strong revenue growth in September

Sep 27, 10:43

Taiwan-based IC design houses including Macroblock, Nuvoton Technology, On-Bright Electronics, Pixart Imaging and Weltrend Semiconductor all expect to post sequential growth in September...

Leading-edge 28nm to drive pure-play foundry sales growth in 2013, says IC Insights

Sep 23, 14:07

All of the increase in pure-play foundry sales in 2013 is expected to come from 28nm and more advanced process technologies, according to IC Insights.

TSMC and OIP ecosystem partners deliver 16FinFET and 3D IC reference flows

Sep 17, 21:20

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has released three silicon-validated reference flows within the Open Innovation Platform (OIP) that enable 16FinFET system-on-chip...

Semiconductor capex spending falls in Japan, says IC Insights

Sep 12, 11:12

IC Insights has traced the sales of the top 10 semiconductor companies dating back to 1985. In 1990, six Japan-based companies were counted among the top 10 leaders in semiconductor...

LED driver IC suppliers look to strong sales in September

Sep 10, 21:24

LED driver IC suppliers On-Bright Electronics and Macroblock are likely to perform strongly in September due to brisk demand from the LED lighting industry in China, according to...

IC distributor August sales up

Sep 10, 18:23

The top-two Taiwan-based IC distributors, WPG Holdings and WT Microelectronics, have reported strong sales for August 2013, and the two firms are positive about the business outlook...

Taiwan LCD driver IC firms seeing demand for handsets pick up

Sep 9, 16:02

Taiwan-based LCD driver IC suppliers have seen demand from the handset-use panel segment pick up, prior to China's National Day holiday in early October, according to industry sour...

Taiwan LCD driver IC firms seeing demand for handsets pick up

Solomon Systech, Visionox develop AMOLED display driver IC

Sep 5, 16:02

Solomon Systech, a semiconductor company providing display IC products and system solutions based in Hong Kong, announced on September 5 that the company has partnered with China-based...

Austrian chipmaker ams to set up 3D IC production line

Sep 5, 10:50

Austria-based ams, a provider of high performance analog ICs and sensor solutions, has announced plans to invest over EUR25 million (US$33 million) to install 3D IC production capacity...

ARM buys mobile display IC cores from Cadence

Sep 4, 15:02

Processor IP licensor ARM and Cadence Design Systems, an EDA tool company, have signed an agreement for the sale and transfer of Cadence PANTA display controller cores to ARM, according...

Chip carrier packaging grows on widespread adoption of QFN package, says IC Insights

Sep 4, 12:32

Advanced packaging of semiconductor chips has emerged as a key enabler in many of today's electronic system products. While much attention with regard to IC packaging is on 3D stacking...

Analog IC suppliers land short lead-time orders for notebooks

Sep 3, 18:59

Taiwan-based analog IC design houses have seen a pull-in of short lead-time orders from their notebook clients, estimating that orders for September are about 30% higher than the...

Toshiba launches small-size, leadless package one-gate logic IC

Sep 3, 12:15

Toshiba has announced the launch of a small-size 1.0×1.0mm leadless type package, one-gate logic IC suited for mobile devices. Shipments are already kicking off.

Digitimes Research: Taiwan 2Q13 IC design industry output value rises 21.5%

Aug 30, 12:38

Taiwan's IC design industry registered growth of 21.5% sequentially and 13% on year in output value in the second quarter of 2013, thanks to growing demand coming from China's smartphone...

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LCD driver IC vendors to see flat performance in 3Q13

Aug 28, 22:01

Most LCD driver IC vendors are expected to see their third-quarter revenues stay flat or decline slightly from the levels posted in the previous quarter due to a slow recovery in...

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