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  • Last update: Thursday 18 December 2014 [1752 news items]

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...

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...

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