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Innovation to keep Moore's Law alive, says TSMC co-CEO

Sep 30, 11:19

TSMC will continue to innovate to keep Moore's Law alive, and maintaining the company's technology leadership is always a fundamental strategy, said TSMC co-CEO Mark Liu at a recent...

Dialog provides Bluetooth connectivity for Pokemon GO Plus

Sep 30, 11:14

Dialog Semiconductor has announced that the recently-launched Pokémon GO Plus features its SmartBond DA14580 Bluetooth low energy system-on-chip (SoC).

Taiwan IC industry to increase 7% in 2016, says TSIA chairman

Sep 30, 11:08

Although the worldwide IC industry output value will decline 2.4% in 2016, the output value of Taiwan's IC industry will maintain growth, according to Nicky Lu, chairman of the Taiwan...

TSIA chairman Nicky Lu

Qualcomm announces solutions for embedded computing, IoT applications

Sep 30, 11:05

Qualcomm has introduced its Snapdragon 600E and 410E processors for embedded applications in many verticals such as digital signage, set-top boxes, medical imaging, point of sale...

Fast-charging chip business booming, say IC vendors

Sep 29, 16:23

The market of fast-charging chips is likely to reach one billion units a year soon due to a comprehensive adoption of fast charging technology by smartphones, tablets, notebooks,...

NXP establishing security standards for smart cars in China

Sep 29, 14:51

At a recent tech forum in China, NXP announced key collaborations including an alliance to establish security standards for smart cars in China with cross-sector collaborations.

Analog IC firm Leadtrend grows shipments for mobile devices

Sep 29, 14:20

Leadtrend Technology has enjoyed rising shipments of fast-charging solutions for mobile devices, which boosted its August revenues to a record NT$126 million (US$4.02 million).

IC design house ITE Tech looks to 12-15% sequential growth in 3Q16 revenues

Newswatch - Sep 29, 11:56

Peripheral IC vendor ITE Tech is expected to see its revenues grow 12-15% sequentially in the third quarter of 2016 with EPS for the three-month period reaching NT$0.75-0.8, according...

Kingston affiliate buys 70% of Innostor

Sep 29, 09:34

Kingston Technology's flash controller affiliate ASolid Technology has acquired as high as 70% of fellow controller company Innostor Technology for NT$60 million (US$1.9 million).

Taiwan IC distributors 4Q16 sales to increase

Sep 28, 15:59

Fourth-quarter revenues at Taiwan-based IC distributors including WPG, WT Microelectronics and Answer Technology (ANStek) will be driven by a seasonal pick-up in demand for smartphones...

Nvidia CEO denies competing with partnering graphics vendors with Founder Edition

Sep 28, 14:55

Nvidia CEO Huang Jen-hsun, in response to graphics card vendors' questioning Nvidia's launch of its GeForce GTX 1080 Founder Edition series saying it is looking to compete with partners...

Huang Jen-hsun, Nvidia CEO

Foxconn could expand SiP business with Sharp chip unit

Sep 27, 10:14

Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) is in the process of integrating Sharp into its group, including Sharp's chip unit, which is a difficult part to combine with. Nevertheless,...

China HLMC to build new 12-inch fab

Sep 26, 15:38

Shanghai Huali Microelectronics (HLMC) is expected to announce by the end of 2016 the construction of its second 12-inch plant, which will directly enter 28nm production, according...

SES-imagotag to acquire Pervasive Displays

Sep 26, 15:04

France-based SES-imagotag and Taiwan-based Pervasive Displays (PDi) have signed a deal under which SES-imagotag will acquire 100% of PDi, according to the companies.

Cadence, TSMC advance 7nm FinFET designs for mobile and HPC platforms

Sep 26, 15:00

Cadence Design Systems has announced several important deliveries in its collaboration with TSMC to advance 7nm FinFET designs for mobile and high-performance computing (HPC) platf...

Value of semiconductor industry M&A agreements already over US$50 billion, says IC Insights

Sep 23, 15:29

After an historic surge in semiconductor merger and acquisition agreements in 2015, the torrid pace of transactions has eased (until recently), but 2016 is already the second-largest...

Chip orders for new iPhone to fall in 1Q17, sources say

Sep 23, 15:03

Chip orders placed for the iPhone 7/7 Plus will likely fall about 20% sequentially in the first quarter of 2017, according to an estimate made by analog chip suppliers.

Chip orders for iPhone 7/7 Plus are likely to fall in 1Q17

Shanhai Capital to acquire Analogix Semiconductor

Sep 23, 12:07

China-based Beijing Shanhai Capital Management announced that it has entered into a merger agreement with Analogix Semiconductor under which a consortium led by Shanhai Capital will...

Phison board approves consolidation of company and offshore units

Sep 23, 10:38

Taiwan-based Phison Electronics' board of directors has approved plans to obtain 100% of its offshore business Everspeed and all the units under Everspeed including Memoryexchange...

MediaTek likely to roll out 2 10nm chip versions, says report

Newswatch - Sep 22, 10:47

MediaTek is considering rolling out two versions of its 10nm chips, the Helio X30 for high-end smartphones and the X35 for the lower-end segment, according to a Chinese-language Economic...

M31 partnering with TSMC to offer MIPI PHY solutions

Sep 22, 10:38

Silicon IP provider M31 has announced the development of its new MIPI M-PHY Gear3 IP on TSMC's 40LP and 28nm HPC+ process nodes. The 40LP M-PHY has been widely adopted by customers...

China SITRI 8-inch fab ready for MEMS manufacturing

Sep 21, 15:06

The government-sponsored Shanghai Industrial Technology Research Institute (SITRI) has its 8-inch wafer fab targeted specifically at the manufacture of MEMS parts with volume production...

iPhone 7 materials costs higher than previous versions, IHS says

Sep 21, 14:47

The bill of materials (BOM) for an iPhone 7 equipped with 32GB of NAND flash memory carries US$219.80 in bill of materials costs, according to a preliminary estimate from IHS Marki...

Cadence delivers tools for implementation and signoff of new ARM Cortex-R52 CPU

Sep 21, 11:00

Cadence Design Systems has announced the availability of a Cadence Rapid Adoption Kit (RAK) for the new ARM Cortex-R52 CPU, which targets complex embedded designs for safety applications...

China-based GigaDevice reportedly buys plant from Memoright

Sep 20, 15:08

Beijing-based GigaDevice Semiconductor has reportedly taken over a Memoright plant located in Wuhan, which could pave the way for the China-based NOR flash vendor to step into the...

Asia-Pacific to top 2016 regional IC sales in major system categories, says IC Insights

Sep 20, 11:14

Asia-Pacific's grip as the dominant market for IC sales is forecast to strengthen in 2016 with the region expected to account for 61% of the US$282.0 billion IC market, according...

BOE reportedly sets up new R&D team for bio-sensors

Sep 20, 01:00

China-based BOE has teamed up at least 100 engineers engaged in R&D for bio-sensors, according to industry sources. A business unit has also been set up under BOE to focus on...

WPG 3Q16 revenues to rise up to 10%, says report

Stockwatch - Sep 20, 00:39

IC distributor WPG is expected to post revenue growth of up to 10% sequentially in the third quarter of 2016, a recent Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) report quoted...

US fab-tool book-to-bill ratio stays above parity, says SEMI

Sep 19, 14:55

North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted a book-to-bill ratio of 1.03 in August 2016, having been above parity for nine months in a row, according to the...

Sprint intros MediaTek-powered smartphone

Sep 19, 14:36

Sprint has introduced the LG X Power, which features the MediaTek Helio P10-series chipset. The device is the first MediaTek-powered smartphone available from Sprint breaking new...

Global 2Q16 semiconductor equipment billings increase 26%, says SEMI

Sep 14, 14:57

Worldwide semiconductor manufacturing equipment billings reached US$10.5 billion in the second quarter of 2016, according to SEMI. The billings figure was 26% higher than the prior...

Chip orders for iPhone 7 higher-than-expected

Sep 14, 11:09

Chip orders for the iPhone 7 placed thus far for 2016 are higher than previously estimated, according to industry sources.

ASMedia sees revenues hit record high in August

Newswatch - Sep 13, 15:32

USB 3.0 chip controller design-house ASMedia Technology saw its consolidated revenues expand 47.8% on month and 40.8% on year to a record high of NT$208 million (US$6.566 million)...

Taiwan fingerprint sensor suppliers set to post strong 3Q16

Sep 13, 11:05

Taiwan-based fingerprint sensor suppliers including Egis Technology (Egistec), Elan Microelectronics and FocalTech Systems are set to post brisk sales for the third quarter of 2016...

Growing adoption of fingerprint sensors among Android smartphones is driving the IC designers sale

ALi completes share repurchase

Stockwatch - Sep 13, 11:02

Set-top box (STB) solution provider ALi has repurchased about NT$53.28 million (US$1.68 million) worth, or 3.1 million units, of its common shares from the open market, according...

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    Samsung 14nm Exynos chips

    Samsung Electronics has begun mass production of Exynos 7 Quad 7570, the company's newest mobile application processor (AP) built on 14nm process technology for the budget smartphone...

    Photo: Company, Aug 31.

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    Silego SLG46533V GreenPAK 5

    Silego Technology has announced the SLG46533V GPAK 5, further expanding the firm's platform of configurable mixed-signal ICs (CMICs). This latest generation device, including Silego's...

    Photo: Company, Jul 26.

  • Samsung+12%2Dmegapixel+image+sensor

    Samsung 12-megapixel image sensor

    Samsung Electronics has announced a 12-megapixel image sensor for smartphones. Already in mass production, this 1.4 micron-pixel-based image sensor is equipped with Dual Pixel technology...

    Photo: Company, Mar 22.

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    Silego SLG46531V GPAK 5

    Silego Technology has announced the fifth generation of GreenPAK (GPAK) programmable mixed-signal ICs. This latest generation device, including Silego's new Asynchronous State Machine...

    Photo: Company, Jan 13.

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    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.

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