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  • Last update: Tuesday 22 April 2014 [1662 news items]

Memory and foundry chipmakers hold more than half of wafer capacity, says IC Insights

Jul 10, 11:51

The memory and IC foundry industries collectively contributed more than half of worldwide installed capacity as of December 2012, according to IC Insights.

High-end packaging next battlefield for IC assembly and test services providers, says Amkor executive

Jul 9, 15:53

Robust growth in smartphone usage is encouraging semiconductor assembly and test services providers to head towards related packaging technologies. Amkor Technology is already among...

Kevin Yu, Amkor sales director for Greater China

Lite-On Semi 2Q13 sales up over 20%

Jul 9, 12:40

Lite-On Semiconductor, a maker of discrete and analog IC components, has reported revenues of NT$2.52 billion (US$83.05 million) for the second quarter of 2013, increasing 21.5% sequentially...

ASE IC backend biz posts record revenues in 2Q13

Jul 8, 22:04

Sales of Advanced Semiconductor Engineering's (ASE) core ATM (assembly test and material) business reported net sales of NT$36.3 billion (US$1.22 billion) for the second quarter of...

IC design houses expect orders for notebooks to rebound in July

Jul 5, 11:26

Orders for notebook-use chips such as analog ICs, LCD driver ICs, USB controllers and touchscreen controller ICs are expected to rebound in July, according to sources at Taiwan-based...

GaAs IC foundries post mixed June results

Jul 4, 20:45

Win Semiconductors saw its June sales increase 6.2% while fellow company Advanced Wireless Semiconductor Company's (AWSC) revenues declined 35.3% from a year ago.

Installed 300mm wafer capacity to rise through 2017, says IC Insights

Jul 4, 16:14

In terms of surface area shipped, 300mm wafers represented 56% of worldwide installed capacity in December 2012. Production using 300mm wafers is forecast to increase steadily and...

Dialog to acquire digital PWM IC firm iWatt

Jul 3, 15:34

Dialog Semiconductor has announced plans to acquire iWatt, a provider of digital-centric power management ICs, for as much as US$345 million.

PWM IC market set for recovery, says IHS

Jul 2, 15:17

The market for power management semiconductors (PWM IC) will report their strongest performance in two years for the second quarter of 2013, kicking off a projected high-flying second...

Taiwan chipmakers stepping up investment to meet mobile IC demand, says SEMI

Jul 2, 11:45

The semiconductor market is experiencing a surge in demand for mobile and wireless communications applications. While Taiwan sets a good example of rising the tide of mobile demand...

Elan expects touch IC shipments to increase in 3Q13

Jul 1, 21:30

Elan Microelectronics expects its monthly shipments of touchscreen controller ICs to reach five million units in the third quarter of 2013 from the current two million, buoyed by...

Notebook players conservative about placing IC orders for 2H13

Jul 1, 10:15

Notebook brands and ODMs have become more conservative about placing IC orders for the second half of 2013 amid rising uncertainty over their business outlook for the rest of the...

Lite-On Semi expects 2Q13 sales to rise

Jun 28, 15:24

Lite-On Semiconductor, a maker of discrete and analog IC components, expects its consolidated revenues to increase 20% sequentially in the second quarter of 2013. The firm is also...

Major Taiwan IC design houses to post earnings growth in 1H13

Jun 28, 14:56

Taiwan-based IC design houses including MediaTek, Phison Electronics, Capella Microsystems and Richtek Technology are all expected to report profit growth for the first half of 2013...

Pixart Imaging optical touch IC shipments to rise in 2H13

Jun 25, 12:35

Pixart Imaging has announced that its optical touch controllers have been verified for use in Windows 8-based AIO (all-in-one) PCs and monitors. Shipments of the product line are...

Commentary: Tier-two LCD driver IC houses to face shortages in 3Q13

Jun 24, 10:30

China's smartphone market continues to boom and demand for related components from domestic brands has been strong in the first half of 2013. Demand for small-size panels above 5-inch...

IC manufacturing equipment spending to slip 5% in 2013, says Gartner

Jun 21, 15:51

Worldwide semiconductor manufacturing equipment spending is projected to total US$35.8 billion in 2013, a 5.5% decrease from 2012 spending of US$37.8 billion, according to Gartner.

IC material distributor Niching sees rising shipments

Jun 21, 15:37

IC material distributor Niching Industrial has seen its shipments ramp up, thanks to increasing capacity utilization rates at semiconductor packaging and testing firms and strong...

Taiwan IC firms should seize Google Glass business opportunity, says Google Taiwan general manager

Jun 21, 12:39

Lee Feng Chien, general manager of Google Taiwan, has stated that the concept of wearable devices has been around for years but it did not turn into a marketable product until 2013...

Taiwan IC design houses expect shipments to rise in August

Jun 21, 11:54

Most Taiwan-based IC design houses have stated that demand for IC parts is expected to rise again in August, driven by continual efforts by clients in the smartphone, tablet and PC...

IC inventory falls in 1Q13 as outlook for electronics demand rises, says IHS

Jun 21, 10:12

Total inventory held by semiconductor suppliers declined significantly in the first quarter as excess stockpiles created during the global economic malaise of 2012 were cleared away,...

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IC distributor WPG to see quarterly revenues exceed NT$100 billion in 2Q13

Jun 20, 16:40

IC distributor WPG Holdings is expected to see its quarterly revenues surpass the NT$100 billion-mark for the first time in the second quarter of 2013, buoyed by strong demand for...

Analog IC vendors to see orders rebound in 2H13

Jun 19, 14:26

Taiwan-based analog IC vendors Richtek Technology, Global Mix-mode Technology (GMT) and Macroblock are expected to see their sales return to a growth track in the second half of 2013,...

Tablet IC sales to soar in 2013, says IC Insights

Jun 19, 14:03

Ongoing weakness in notebooks will be offset by stronger unit growth of touch-screen tablets - especially smaller-size models with 7- and 8-inch displays - resulting in a 4% increase...

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Taiwan IC design houses reducing exposure in NAND flash controller market

Jun 17, 21:35

As more NAND flash memory chips are designed into embedded applications, Taiwan-based IC design houses have shifted their attention away from the memory controller IC segment with...

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High-end IC backend demand to pick up in 2H13, says SPIL chair

Jun 14, 16:09

Demand for high-end IC packaging and testing is expected to pick up in the second half of 2013 and enjoy sequential growth through the last quarter of the year, thanks to a pull-in...

SPIL chairman Bough Lin

IC substrate maker Kinsus to post 15% sales rise in 2Q13

Jun 14, 10:59

Consolidated sales at Kinsus Interconnect Technology are expected to register a 15% sequential increase in the second quarter, followed by another 10% growth in the third, according...

MediaTek poised for strong 3Q13, say observers

Jun 14, 10:29

Monthly shipments of MediaTek's smartphone solutions are expected to top 20 million units in the third quarter of 2013, while shipments of its tablet-use ICs will also rise significantly,...

Communications IC sales to exceed computer IC sales in 2013, says IC Insights

Jun 13, 14:14

Surging smartphone shipments coupled with sluggish notebook sales are forecast to propel the total communications IC market past the total computer IC market for the first time in...

GaAs IC foundries vying for orders from China PA startups

Jun 13, 11:52

An increasing number of China-based fabless companies specializing in smartphone power amplifiers (PA) has drawn the attention of GaAs IC foundries, such as Win Semiconductors, which...

ASE IC backend unit posts record revenues in May

Jun 10, 22:35

Sales of Advanced Semiconductor Engineering's (ASE) core ATM (assembly test and material) business increased 6.3% sequentially and 12.2% from a year ago to NT$12.41 billion (US$419...

Most IC substrate suppliers post sequential revenue gains in May

Jun 10, 11:35

Most Taiwan-based IC substrate makers including Kinsus Interconnect Technology, Unimicron Technology and Nanya Printed Circuit Board (NPC), have reported sequential revenue gains...

Digitimes Research: China foundry output value to rise 15% in 2013

Jun 5, 12:34

The output value of China's IC foundry industry will register growth of 15.4% in 2013 reaching US$4.08 billion, thanks to a ramp-up of new capacities at 12-inch foundries, brisk demand...

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IC distributor ANStek optimistic about 2Q13

Jun 5, 11:34

IC distributor Answer Technology (ANStek) has expressed optimism about its performance in the second quarter of 2013, citing a pull-in of orders for its distributed Xilinx FPGA pro...

IC designers to halt price cuts and improve gross margins

Jun 4, 13:52

Taiwan-based IC design houses including MediaTek are tending towards maintaining their quotes to achieve better gross margins in the second half of 2013, according to industry sour...

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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.

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    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.

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    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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    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.

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    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...

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