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MediaTek to spin off VR business unit as soon as June, says report

Stockwatch - May 20, 08:57

IC design house MediaTek plans to spin off its virtual reality (VR) division to form an independent company in a bid to boost its VR business, according to a recent Chinese-language...

Digitimes Research: Taiwan IC design industry output value to increase 6.7% in 2Q16

May 19, 10:16

The production value of Taiwan's IC design industry is expected to increase 6.7% sequentially in the second quarter of 2016, thanks to a pick-up in handset demand, according to Digitimes...

IC Insights releases top-20 semiconductor suppliers in 1Q16

May 16, 10:23

IC Insights has released its list of the world's top-20 semiconductor suppliers including three pure-play foundries and six fabless companies in the first quarter of 2016.

MediaTek announces sale of auto IC subsidiary to China firm

Stockwatch - May 13, 15:06

Taiwan-based IC design house MediaTek has announced the signing of a strategic cooperation framework agreement with NavInfo, a China-based digital mapping service provider. According...

Panel demand picking up, say IC firms

May 13, 09:57

Short lead-time orders for small-size panels are flowing in while orders for large-size panels have been picking up. Taiwan-based analog IC and LCD driver IC firms are expected to...

Automotive electronics system demand fails to boost auto IC market in 2015, says IC Insights

May 12, 10:25

With discussion increasingly focused on autonomous vehicles and vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) and vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) communication, demand is rising for electronic systems...

LED driver IC firm Macroblock 1Q16 profits increase

May 11, 21:18

LED driver IC specialist Macroblock has reported net profits of NT$45.46 million (US$1.4 million) for the first quarter of 2016, up significantly from profits of NT$17.08 million...

IC distributor WPG reports increased earnings for 1Q16

Newswatch - May 6, 14:52

IC distributors WPG Holdings has reported net profits of NT$1.555 billion (US$48.03 billion) for the first quarter of 2016, up 24.9% on quarter and 11.3% on year. The earnings translated...

KYEC posts record April revenues

May 5, 21:53

IC testing company King Yuan Electronics (KYEC) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.6 billion (US$49.4 million) for April 2016, hitting a monthly record for the second consecutive...

CMOS image sensors expected to set record-high sales for another 5 years, says IC Insights

May 5, 09:52

CMOS image sensors are in the middle of an unprecedented string of record-high annual sales thanks to the rapid spread of embedded digital-imaging technology into a wide range of...

FocalTech looks to double-digit shipment growth in 2Q16

May 4, 10:57

FocalTech Systems, which designs and develops touchscreen and LCD driver IC solutions for smartphones and other mobile devices, expects to post a double-digit sequential increase...

GaAs IC foundry Win Semi 1Q16 EPS hits record

Apr 28, 12:06

GaAs IC foundry Win Semiconductors saw its net EPS climb to a record high of NT$1.41 (US$0.04) in the first quarter of 2016.

Apple drives entire foundry sales increase at TSMC in 2015 says IC Insights

Apr 27, 15:42

IC Insights has released its 2015 top IC foundries (pure-play and IDM) ranking. TSMC, by far, was the leader with US$26.4 billion in sales last year.

Tsinghua investment will not affect PTI 2016 operations

Apr 27, 14:19

Whether or not an investment proposal by Tsinghua Unigroup obtains approval by Taiwan's anti-trust authority will not affect Powertech Technology's (PTI) operations during 2016, according...

High-end smartphone sales decelerating, affecting IC orders

Apr 27, 11:49

Sales of high-end smartphones are decelerating, affecting orders for ICs and other parts and components, according to sources from Taiwan-based IC design houses.

PTI meets 1Q16 guidance; expects growth through 4Q16

Apr 27, 11:47

Packaging and testing company Powertech Technology (PTI) saw its first-quarter results come in line with its guidance, and has given its positive outlook for the rest of the year.

Driver-IC backend houses lower quotes to woo orders

Apr 26, 22:32

LCD driver IC packaging and testing houses Chipbond Technology and ChipMOS Technologies have both decided to lower their quotes following in the footsteps of their China- and South...

Price competition among LCD driver IC firms heating up

Memory IC design house AP Memory to debut on TSE in May

Newswatch - Apr 26, 22:27

Shares of Taiwan-based memory IC design company AP Memory Technology, a joint venture set up by Powertech Technology and Elite Semiconductor Memory Technology (ESMT), will debut on...

Demand for IC solutions from China robot markers increasing

Apr 25, 11:31

China-based hardware makers have rushed into the development and manufacture of robot products, offering an opportunity for Taiwan-based chipset vendors to ramp up their shipments...

Taiwan analog IC firms develop automotive-related products

Apr 19, 15:48

Acknowledging the steady growth of the automobile market, Taiwan-based analog IC companies have developed new product lines for auto-related applications, such as LED driver ICs for...

14 IC product categories to exceed total IC market growth in 2016, says IC Insights

Apr 19, 15:08

Fourteen product categories - topped by handset application processors and signal conversion (analog) devices - are expected to exceed the 2% growth rate forecast for the total 2016...

Notebook-related IC suppliers expect to post 10-15% revenue growth in 2Q16

Apr 18, 10:43

Notebook-related IC suppliers expect to see revenues grow 10-15% sequentially in the second quarter of 2016 prior to a major pick-up in the third quarter, according to industry sou...

Number of 300mm IC wafer fabs expected to reach 100 in 2016, says IC Insights

Apr 18, 01:22

In 2008, 300mm wafers took over as the industry's primary wafer size in terms of total surface area used. The number of 300mm wafer fabrication facilities in operation continues to...

Taiwan consumer IC firms expect 2Q16 sales to rise over 20%

Apr 13, 22:21

Taiwan-based consumer IC design houses are expected to see their second-quarter revenues rise more than 20% sequentially as demand picks up on seasonality, according to industry so...

Global IC foundry market grows 4.4% in 2015, says Gartner

Apr 13, 21:57

Breaking a three-year double-digit-growth streak, the worldwide semiconductor foundry market grew 4.4% in 2015 to achieve US$48.8 billion in revenues, according to final results by...

IC design firm Nyquest to list on Taiwan OTC

Apr 13, 14:01

Consumer IC design company Nyquest Technology expects to be listed on the Taiwan over-the-counter (OTC) market in early May.

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.

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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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