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  • Last update: Monday 22 December 2014 [1753 news items]

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...

SPIL chairman Bough Lin

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...

IC orders from Apple ramping up

Jul 17, 20:47

Apple has stepped up its pace of chip orders indicating the vendor is gearing up to launch new products. IC orders placed by Apple for the third quarter have nearly doubled over the...

DRAM prices rebounding, says IC Insights

Jul 17, 19:23

DRAM prices rose 42% from a year ago in the second quarter of 2013, following a 22% on-year increase in the first quarter, according to IC Insights. Prices are set to maintain double-digit...

Apple reportedly having some IC yield problems with new iPhone manufacturing

Jul 16, 12:17

Poor yields of fingerprint-recognition chips and LCD driver ICs will likely force Apple to reduce first-quarter shipments of the rumored iPhone 5S, which is slated for launch in September...

IC distributor Wahlee conservative about 3Q13

Jul 12, 12:16

IC component and material distributor Wahlee Industrial is conservative about the business outlook for the third quarter of 2013 because of low order visibility from the IT industry,...

Taiwan IC design firms see limited order visibility for September

Jul 12, 11:34

Taiwan-based IC design companies have seen their order visibility for September remain unclear, predicting third-quarter sales will grow within a range of 10% sequentially, according...

IC distributor WPG 2Q13 revenues hit record high

Jul 11, 15:57

IC distributor WPG Holdings has reported consolidated revenues of NT$31.37 billion (US$1.04 billion) for June, down 9.6% sequentially but up 7.1% on year.

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...

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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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  • 2014 global tablet demand forecast

    This report analyzes the main players, their strategies and shipments forecasts for 2014, as well as other factors contributing to either growth or decline in various segments within the tablet market, with a particular focus on Apple, Google, Samsung, and Microsoft, along with whitebox vendors.