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Qualcomm makes splash with VR announcements

Feb 24, 17:01

Qualcomm has made several announcements in the virtual reality (VR) space including introducing a new virtual reality development kit (VRDK) for the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 mobile...

Qualcomm share of China AP market to hit 30% for first time since 2012

Feb 24, 16:37

Although the first quarter is the slow season in the China application processor (AP) market, Qualcomm is expected to continue outperforming its competitors and further increase its...

WPG expects sales to recover starting 2Q17

Feb 23, 22:26

IC distributor WPG expects revenues to hit the lowest levels for 2017 in the first quarter, and start to pick up in the second quarter.

MediaTek gross margin unlikely to recover

Feb 23, 14:56

MediaTek is unlikely to see its gross margin return to 40% in 2017 due to a combination of negative factors, such as a slowdown in smartphone market growth and limited potential profitability...

GPU shipments total 100 million in 4Q16, says John Peddie

Feb 23, 12:26

Global demand for GPUs increased in the fourth quarter of 2016 on a sequential basis, continuing a rising trend despite continuing lower sales for PCs.

Samsung launches 10nm Exynos 9-series processor

Feb 23, 11:29

Samsung Electronics has announced the launch of its latest premium application processor (AP), the Exynos 9 Series 8895. This is Samsung's first processor chipset built using 10nm...

Elan expects to post 6-9% decrease in 1Q17 revenues

Feb 23, 11:26

IC design house Elan Microelectronics, which specializes in touchscreen controller chips, expects its first-quarter 2017 revenues to decrease 6-9% sequentially, due to a seasonal...

MediaTek-Richtek deal probed for possible insider trading

Feb 23, 10:25

Taiwan authorities are investigating possible insider trading linked to MediaTek's 2015 acquisition of Richtek Technology.

Qualcomm, ZTE and China Mobile to collaborate on 5G NR trials at 3.5 GHz

Feb 22, 16:35

Qualcomm, ZTE, and China Mobile have announced plans to conduct interoperability testing and over-the-air field trials based on the 5G New Radio (NR) specifications being developed...

Qualcomm begins comeback fight against Korean FTC

Feb 22, 16:22

Qualcomm has petitioned the Seoul Central District Court to not implement fines totaling SKW1.03 trillion (US$865 million) levied by the Korea Fair Trade Commission (KFTC).

WPG adjusts distribution channnel for TI products

Feb 22, 13:57

IC distributor WPG has announced its subsidiary Yosun Industrial will transfer all its Texas Instruments (TI) products to World Peace Industrial (WPI), another wholly-owned subsidiary...

Xiaomi likely to unveil in-house developed CPUs on February 28

Feb 21, 18:59

Xiaomi Technology has sent out invitations for a product event to be held on February 28, during which the vendor is expected to unveil its in-house developed Pinecone CPUs and an...

Taiwan IC production value to rise 5.8% in 2017, say TSIA and IEK

Feb 21, 15:34

The production value of Taiwan's IC industry, consisting of designers, manufacturers, packaging and testing houses, will increase 5.8% in 2017 reaching NT$2,591.6 billion (US$84.1...

Taiwan consumer IC firms revenues to pick up in March

Feb 21, 15:08

Taiwan-based MCU and consumer IC design houses have recently seen customer orders pick up, and are expected to see their revenues start to rise in March, according to industry sour...

Taiwan MCU and consumer IC suppliers set to enjoy revenue growth starting March

Smartphones to remain largest AP application through 2020, says Digitimes Research

Feb 20, 22:32

Smartphones will remain the largest market for application processors (AP) through 2020, accounting for over 80% of all APs shipped annually during the period, according to Digitimes...

Taiwan IC production value rises 8.2% in 2016, say TSIA and IEK

Feb 20, 15:40

Taiwan's IC industry, consisting of designers, manufacturers, packaging and testing houses, generated production value of NT$2,449.3 billion (US$79.5 billion) in 2016, increasing...

GMT expects revenues to drop 3-9% in 1Q17

Feb 18, 13:38

Taiwan-based fabless firm Global Mixed-mode Technology (GMT) expects to post a revenue decrease of 3-9% sequentially in the first quarter of 2017. Revenues for all of the year will...

Eight-inch fabs operating at full capacity

Feb 18, 11:08

Eight-inch wafer fabs in China and Taiwan are running at full capacity driven by brisk demand for smartphone-use ICs including fingerprint-recognition sensors, LCD driver ICs and...

UltraChip posts 2016 EPS of NT$2.28

Feb 18, 11:05

Taiwan-based fabless IC firm UltraChip saw its net profits reach a 12-year high of NT$141 million (US$4.57 million) in 2016. EPS for the year came to NT$2.28.

Leadtek Research steps into health care devices

Feb 18, 11:01

Graphics cards vendor Leadtek Research has extended production to health care devices and won adoption of DxPatch, a wearable device to record electrocardiograms, phonocardiograms,...

Digitimes Research: China smartphone AP shipments to fall 16% in 1Q17

Feb 17, 15:59

Shipments of smartphone-use application processors in China are expected to decline 15.9% sequentially to 145 million units in the first quarter of 2017, according to Digitimes Research...

Mentor Graphics announces Veloce Strato platform scales up to 15BG

Feb 17, 15:35

Mentor Graphics has announced the Veloce Strato emulation platform. The company also claimed it is the only emulation platform on the market with full scalability across both software...

Himax remains committed to AR

Feb 17, 14:54

One year after announcing mass shipments of liquid crystal on silicon (LCOS) microdisplays and wafer-level optics (WLO) products for augmented reality (AR) applications, Himax Technologies...

Intel continues to drive semiconductor industry R&D spending, says IC Insights

Feb 17, 14:04

Intel continued to top all other chip companies in R&D expenditures in 2016 with spending reaching US$12.7 billion, according to IC Insights. Intel's R&D spending represented...

MediaTek to lag in 10nm-chip race, says paper

Newswatch - Feb 17, 12:37

MediaTek may suffer a setback in the ongoing 10nm mobile chip race as the Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) has reported that Xiaomi Technology has decided...

Himax expects 1Q17 revenues to fall up to 25%

Feb 16, 22:24

LCD driver IC specialist Himax Technologies expects to post a revenue decrease of 18-25% sequentially in the first quarter of 2017, due mainly to seasonal factors such as fewer working...

NVM IP provider eMemory obtains orders from major fingerprint sensor suppliers

Feb 16, 15:28

Demand for fingerprint-recognition ICs, power management chips and touch with display driver IC (TDDI) solutions is set to be brisk in 2017, according to Charles Hsu, chairman for...

eMemory chairman

SiP module supplier ShunSin to roll out more fingerprint sensor, telematics modules in 2017

Newswatch - Feb 16, 14:17

ShunSin Technology, a subsidiary of Foxconn Electronics specializing in assembly and test of system-in-package (SiP) modules, plans to focus more on fingerprint sensor and telematics...

IC distributor Audix reports increased earnings for 2016

Newswatch - Feb 16, 13:57

Semiconductor distributor Audix has reported pre-tax profits of NT$595 million (US$19.35 million) for 2016, increasing nearly 10% from a year earlier. EPS for 2016 year stood at NT$3.70...

NVM IP provider eMemory posts record 2016 profit

Feb 15, 22:57

Embedded non-volatile memory (eNVM) IP provider eMemory Technology has reported net profits of NT$534 million (US$17.4 million) on consolidated revenues of NT$1.22 billion for 2016...

FocalTech swings to profit in 2016

Feb 15, 22:17

IC design house FocalTech Systems swung to operating profits of NT$207.48 million (US$6.74 million) in 2016 from losses of NT$135.93 million a year ago, thanks to the company's efforts...

Pixart posts NT$1.20 EPS for 2016

Stockwatch - Feb 15, 15:26

IC design company Pixart Imaging's EPS for 2016 fell to NT$1.20 (US$0.04), the lowest level since its listing on Taiwan's OTC market in May 2006. Revenues for the year came to NT$398...

Andes growing customer base in China

Feb 14, 16:07

Andes Technology, one of the very few Taiwan-based CPU IP providers, has been expanding its customer portfolio in China at a gradual pace.

Sitronix posts record pre-tax profit for 2016

Feb 14, 15:42

LCD driver IC vendor Sitronix Technology has reported pre-tax profits of NT$1.26 billion (US$40.8 million) for 2016, up 22.5% on year and hitting a record high. Pre-tax EPS for the...

Robust fingerprint sensor demand continues to fill 8-inch fab capacity in 2017

Feb 14, 10:54

IC foundries will continue to see a pull-in of orders for fingerprint-recognition sensor chips to fill their 8-inch fab capacity in 2017, according to industry sources. Meanwhile,...

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    Samsung 14nm chips for wearables

    Samsung Electronics has announced mass production of the Exynos 7 Dual 727 mobile application processor (AP) designed specifically for wearable devices with 14nm FinFET process technology...

    Photo: Company, Oct 18.

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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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