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  • Last update: Thursday 28 August 2014 [1703 news items]

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...

Kyocera adopts Pixart capacitive touch controllers for smartphones

Aug 28, 15:23

Pixart Imaging has announced that the new generation of its capacitive touch controller ICs, which supports up to 10 touch points, have been adopted by Kyocera for the Japan-based...

More Japan-based semiconductor suppliers disappear from IC Insights list of top 10

Aug 28, 13:45

IC Insights has published its list of the top semiconductor sales leaders for the first half of 2013, and observed that only one Japan-based firm stayed among the top-10.

IC material distributor Niching 3Q13 sales to rise up to 20%

Aug 23, 15:20

IC material distributor Niching Industrial is expected to report a 15-20% sequential increase in third-quarter revenues, buoyed by a pick-up in shipments to its IC backend clients...

Touchscreen controller IC vendors adding stylus functions

Aug 21, 22:12

Touchscreen controller IC vendors, including Elan Microelectronics and Egalax-empia Technology (EETI) are adding stylus functions into their touchscreen solutions to meet demand from...

More Taiwan LCD driver IC makers enter Samsung smartphone supply chain

Aug 21, 22:07

Taiwan-based LCD driver IC vendors ILI Technology (Ilitek) and Sitronix Technology have entered the smartphone supply chain of Samsung Electronics, in addition to Himax Technologies...

IC Insights names TSMC as top IC supplier in 2Q13

Aug 21, 09:58

IC Insights has applied the "final market value" sales multiplier to TSMC's quarterly revenues and compared them to Intel's quarterly IC sales, and found that TSMC's "final...

IC backend services firms to see revenues peak in 3Q13

Aug 21, 09:54

IC backend services companies, including King Yuan Electronics (KYEC), Sigurd Microelectronics, STATS ChipPAC Taiwan Semiconductor and Ardentec, are expected to see their revenues...

Taiwan 3Q13 IC backend production value to register slight growth, says IEK

Aug 16, 16:13

The production value of Taiwan's IC packaging and testing industry sectors will register sequential growth of 4.6% and 4.3%, respectively, in the third quarter of 2013, according...

Digitimes Research: Global 4Q13 IC foundry output value to contract

Aug 15, 14:02

Output value for the global semiconductor foundry industry will likely register a sequential decrease in the fourth quarter of 2013, following three straight quarters of growth, due...

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China-based IC designer Allwinner lands orders from Taiwan

Aug 14, 12:40

China-based Allwinner Technology has won orders for its processors for use in tablets from Taiwan-based Micro-Star International (MSI) and expects to land similar orders from Asustek...

Handset-panel driver IC firms expect demand to pick up in August

Aug 13, 15:33

Taiwan-based driver IC companies expect demand from the handset-use panel segment to pick up in August. Most driver IC vendors have reported sequential drops in July revenues.

Tablet and handset processors offset PC MPU weakness, says IC Insights

Aug 13, 14:51

Worldwide microprocessor (MPU) sales are on pace to reach a record-high US$61 billion in 2013, mostly due to strong demand for tablets and mobile phones that connect to the Internet,...

Digitimes Research: Taiwan LCD driver IC shipments rise 18.6% in 2Q13

Aug 13, 13:58

Shipments of LCD driver ICs by Taiwan-based IC design houses for the second quarter of 2013 rose 18.6% sequentially to NT$24.05 billion (US$802.9 million) in value, according to Digitimes...

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DRAM market reaches maturity, says IC Insights

Aug 7, 12:34

Forty-three years after Intel introduced the first DRAM device in 1970, the DRAM market has finally matured to the point where there are only three major suppliers remaining - Samsung...

IC distributor WT Micro looks to 6-12% sales growth in 3Q13

Aug 5, 20:08

Taiwan-based IC distributor WT Microelectronics expects its third-quarter revenues to increase 6-12% sequentially, driven mainly by demand for IC components used in industrial electronics...

Big changes in 1H13 chip ranking, says IC Insights

Aug 5, 10:50

IC Insights in its new report identified numerous changes in the ranking amongst the top-20 semiconductor suppliers during the first half of 2013 compared to 2012 rankings.

SPIL optimistic about communications IC market in 2H13

Aug 1, 15:54

Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL) chairman Bough Lin has expressed optimism that demand for communications ICs will be strong in the second half of 2013 on the back of brisk...

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LCD driver IC ASPs to drop 5-10% in 3Q13

Jul 30, 22:03

LCD driver IC ASPs are likely to drop 5-10% sequentially in the third quarter of 2013 as suppliers are expected to cut prices of driver IC parts supporting qHD and HD720 displays...

Lighting to overtake handsets as largest LED driver IC segment in 2013, says IMS Research

Jul 30, 14:33

With the efficiency and total lumen output for LEDs on the rise, lighting in 2013 will surpass handsets as the biggest application for LED driver ICs, with revenue rising by more...

PC-related IC suppliers expect demand to pick up in August

Jul 30, 11:32

PC-related IC design houses expect the visibility of orders to improve in August thanks to roll-outs of new Haswell PC products and clients' inventory replenishment ahead of China's...

Macroblock, On-Bright 3Q13 sales to continue growth

Jul 29, 16:38

Growing demand for LED backlight products will continue to buoy the revenue performance of LED driver IC suppliers Macroblock and On-Bright Electronics in the third quarter of 2013,...

TSMC lands pull-in orders for 28nm chips from Greater China IC design firms

Jul 29, 15:26

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has been contracted by a number of Greater China IC design houses to manufacture their 28nm chip solutions, according to industry...

ASE 2Q13 IC ATM revenues up 15.9% sequentially

Jul 29, 10:41

Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE), the largest Taiwan-based provider of IC packaging and testing services, saw IC ATM (assembly, testing and materials) revenues of NT$36.295...

Foreign IC companies to represent 70% of China IC production in 2017, says IC Insights

Jul 25, 20:24

IC Insights believes that the future size of the IC production base in China is more dependent upon whether foreign companies continue to locate, or re-locate, IC fabrication facilities...

Elan, EETI touch ICs to be featured in touch panel reference designs

Jul 25, 12:01

Touch controller IC design houses Elan Microelectronics and Egalax-empia Technology (EETI) will have their solutions incorporated in the touch panel reference designs provided by...

IC demand from smartphone and notebook sectors to pick up in 3Q12

Jul 22, 14:51

Taiwan-based IC suppliers are still positive about the prospects for the third quarter of 2013 as they believe that demand from the smartphone and notebook sectors are likely to stage...

TSMC IC shipments surpass 4 million 8-inch wafer equivalents in 2Q13

Jul 18, 18:54

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) shipped ICs equivalent to 4.034 million 8-inch wafers during the second quarter of 2013, increasing 13.0% on quarter and 19.0% on...

LCD driver IC vendors face mounting pressure

Jul 18, 14:09

Taiwan-based LCD driver IC suppliers are facing mounting pressure resulting from decreased demand from the supply chain as well as intensifying competition in the entry-level to mid-range...

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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...

    Photo: company, May 20.

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Greater China touch panel shipment forecast through 2015
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