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Security a must for IoT market: Q&A with NXP EVP Steve Owen

Jul 15, 12:01

The acquisition of Freescale by NXP Semiconductors will make NXP the world's second largest MCU supplier after the merger. The deal highlights NXP's goal of making a significant inroad...

NXP EVP snf CMO Steve Owen

TSMC cuts 28/20nm prices as much as 10%

Jul 15, 11:23

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has slashed its prices on 28nm and 20nm process technologies by 5-10% in order to secure orders from major clients including Qualcomm...

Digitimes Research: Qualcomm to push inexpensive mobile device market with Microsoft and Allwinner solutions

Jul 14, 22:46

According to Digitimes Research's findings, Qualcomm's development in the high-end market is not stable in 2015 and facing MediaTek and Spreadtrum's fierce competition in the mid-range...

ASMedia cuts USB 3.1 solution pricing to below US$3

Jul 14, 15:53

Seeing that Intel has reduced its USB 3.1 chip solution price from US$10 to less than US$6, ASMedia has also recently cut its USB 3.1 product pricing to below US$3, hoping to gain...

ASMedia cuts USB 3.1 solution prices to attract orders from motherboard players

Digitimes Research: Touch IC developers turning to fingerprint sensors

Jul 14, 15:04

With China handset brand vendors starting to launch flagship products with fingerprint sensors in the second half of 2014, touch controller IC players who have seen thinning profitability...

Globalfoundries rolls out 22nm FD-SOI technology

Jul 14, 13:39

Globalfoundries has announced the availability of a 22nm process technology platform developed specifically to meet the ultra-low-power requirements of next-generation connected devices...

WT Micro 2Q15 sales meet guidance

Jul 14, 10:38

Consolidated revenues at IC distributor WT Microelectronics increased 0.8% sequentially and 11.8% from a year earlier to NT$28.76 billion (US$927 million) in the second quarter of...

Taiwan touchscreen controller IC suppliers shift focus to large-size applications

Jul 13, 16:02

Taiwan-based touchscreen controller IC suppliers have turned their attention to large-size appliations such as touch-enabled monitors and displays for industrial, advertising and...

China-based white-box tablet makers ready to roll out iPad-like large size models, say sources

Jul 13, 10:41

China-based white-box tablet makers are likely to cash in on Apple's planned launch of a 12.9-inch iPad to deliver similar-sized tablets to reignite shipments of white-box tablets,...

IC distributor WPG 2Q15 revenues hit record

Jul 10, 10:24

Consolidated revenues at WPG, Asia's largest distributor of semiconductor components, increased 15.2% sequentially to a record high of NT$124.46 billion (US$4 billion) in the second...

Gartner cuts 2015 chip market growth forecast again

Jul 10, 10:21

Worldwide semiconductor revenues are forecast to reach US$348 billion in 2015, a 2.2% increase from 2014, according to Gartner. The prediction, however, is down from Gartner's previous...

Digitimes Research: China IC foundry output value to rise 10.5% in 2015

Jul 9, 15:12

The output value of China's IC foundry industry is forecast to register a 10.5% increase in 2015 reaching US$3.9 billion, according to Digitimes Research.

SK Hynix launches in-house developed UFS 2.0 solution

Jul 9, 14:40

SK Hynix has developed a 64GB solution based on the Universal Flash Storage (UFS) 2.0 standard, built using the company's 16nm NAND flash process, and its own firmware and controller,...

Elan Microelectronics sees June revenues drop on year

Stockwatch - Jul 8, 15:40

Elan Microelectronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$490 million (US$15.79 million) for June 2015, representing a 0.92% increase on month and 23.87% drop on year.

Global chip sales rise 5% in May, says SIA

Jul 7, 14:53

Worldwide sales of semiconductors for May 2015 came to US$28.2 billion, an increase of 5.1% from a year ago when sales were US$26.8 billion, according to SIA. Compared to the US$27.6...

MediaTek 2Q15 revenues meet guidance

Stockwatch - Jul 7, 14:50

Consolidated revenues at MediaTek came to about NT$47.04 billion (US$1.52 billion) in the second quarter of 2015, down 1% on quarter but meeting the company's guidance of NT$45.2-49...

Novatek June sales up 4%

Jul 6, 21:56

LCD driver IC design specialist Novatek Microelectronics has reported June revenues of NT$4.19 billion (US$135.5 million), up 4.4% on month. Novatek's cumulative 2015 revenues through...

Solomon Systech launches PMOLED driver ICs for wearable displays

Jul 6, 21:53

Solomon Systech has announced the expansion of its passive matrix OLED (PMOLED) driver family with a new product, SSD1317, which targets the rapidly growing wearables market.

Realtek revenues decline in June

Stockwatch - Jul 6, 16:02

Realtek Semiconductor has reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.129 billion (US$68.83 million) for June 2015, representing a 10.18% drop on month and 19.54% drop on year.

Phison 1H15 EPS to exceed NT$9, says report

Stockwatch - Jul 6, 15:12

Taiwan-based Phison Electronics, a provider of NAND flash device controller ICs, is expected to see its earnings exceed NT$9 (US$0.30) per share in the first half of 2015, according...

Xilinx tapes out MPSoC on TSMC 16nm FF+ process

Jul 2, 22:10

Xilinx has taped out what the company claims is the industry's first all programmable multiprocessor system-on-chips (MPSoC) using TSMC's 16FF+ process.

Globalfoundries completes acquisition of IBM microelectronics business

Jul 2, 22:06

Globalfoundries has completed its acquisition of IBM's microelectronics business, according to the foundry chipmaker.

Taiwan IC design houses looking for more orders from China handset vendors

Jul 2, 20:52

Taiwan-based IC design houses including LCD driver IC suppliers and analog chip providers have stepped up efforts to solicit orders from first-tier China-based handset vendors, according...

Taiwan IC design houses to see profits shrink in 2015

Jul 2, 20:49

Falling product ASPs and gross margins are set to erode Taiwan's fabless IC firms' profitability in 2015, according to industry sources.

Global cellular baseband chip market rises 27% in 1Q15, says Strategy Analytics

Jul 1, 21:17

The global cellular baseband processor market registered a strong 27% on-year increase to reach US$5.8 billion in the first quarter of 2015, according to Strategy Analytics.

MediaTek declines to comment on merger rumors

Stockwatch - Jul 1, 20:02

MediaTek has posted a filing with the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE) stating it was not the source of a Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) report indicating...

Samsung to ramp up shipments of OLED panels, DRAM and flash chips to channels

Jul 1, 11:50

Samsung Electronics may ramp up the supply of standard parts and components, including OLED panels, DRAM and flash chips at more competitive prices starting the third quarter as inventory...

Digitimes Research: Intel 28nm SoFIA 4G AP delayed to early 2016; may face overlap issue with 14nm version

Jun 29, 21:34

Despite the fact that the design is complete and the chip is ready for mass production, Intel's 28nm SoFIA 4G application processor (AP) is still unlikely to be launched until the...

Huawei selects Cypress touchscreen solution for tablets

Jun 29, 15:57

Huawei has selected Cypress Semiconductor's TrueTouch capacitive touchscreen solution for its next-generation MediaPad X2 tablet PC, according to the chip vendor.

Parade to ramp up shipments of USB Type-C switches

Newswatch - Jun 26, 16:06

Parade Technologies is currently shipping a USB Type-C port configuration switch in small volumes and will ramp up shipments starting the third quarter of 2015, the Chinese-language...

Broadcom expands strategic collaborations in China

Jun 26, 15:58

Broadcom has announced a series of MoU agreements with several China-based companies, including Hangzhou H3C Technologies, Inspur and StarTimes. The signing of these agreements reflects...

WPG to deal out 2014 dividend of NT$2.50

Jun 26, 11:12

WPG Holdings' shareholders have approved the distribution of a cash dividend of NT$2.50 (US$0.08) for 2014, according to the IC distributor.

SMIC to form R&D joint venture with Huawei, Qualcomm and Imec

Jun 24, 14:47

Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC), China's top foundry chipmaker, has announced plans to form a joint venture with Huawei, Qualcomm, and nano-electronics research institute...

Taiwan-based LCD driver IC vendors set on transition process

Jun 24, 12:25

A number of Taiwan-based LCD driver IC vendors have kicked off their transition plans amid the rising presence of rival companies in China and the emerging of TDDI (touch with display...

Digitimes Research: Korea-based LCD driver IC companies revenues fall for second straight year

Jun 23, 15:33

Combined revenues of South Korea's major display driver IC companies – Silicon Works, Lucid Display Technology (LDT), Technology Leaders and Innovators (TLI) and Clover Hitech...

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    Silicon Labs introduces new dual-mode Bluetooth smart ready module

    Silicon Labs unveiled a dual-mode Bluetooth Smart Ready module solution for embedded developers to integrate both Bluetooth Smart and Bluetooth Basic Rate/Enhanced Data Rate (BR/EDR)...

    Photo: Company, Jun 9.

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    Intel XMM 7360 LTE Advanced solution

    Intel announced its third-generation five-mode, LTE Advanced Category 10 modem. The Intel XMM 7360 supports 3x carrier aggregation and download speeds up to 450Mbps. It expands...

    Photo: Company, Mar 5.

  • Intel+Atom+x3+processor

    Intel Atom x3 processor

    Intel has introduced the Atom x3 processor series (formerly codenamed SoFIA), the company's first integrated communications platform for entry and value tablets, phablets and smartphones...

    Photo: Company, Mar 4.

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    Toshiba TZ2100 group application processors

    Toshiba has announced the launch of three new application processors (APs) under its TZ2100 group as the latest additions to its ApP Lite family's ARM Cortex-A9-based TZ2000 series...

    Photo: Company, Dec 12.

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    IDT F0480 RF variable gain amplifier

    Integrated Device Technology (IDT) has introduced the F0480, an internally matched 400-2700 MHz broadband radio frequency (RF) variable gain amplifier (VGA) designed to simplify the...

    Photo: Company, Nov 21.

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    As of 2013, the 10 ASEAN nations had a total of over 700 million mobile subscriptions, with the CAGR from 2003-2013 reaching 24%. This Digitimes Research Special Report analyzes the various mobile broadband markets in ASEAN and looks at the respective trends in 4G LTE development for those markets.

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    This Digitimes Research Special Report provides a 2015 forecast for the global tablet market and analyzes the strategies of key market players such as Google, Apple, Intel, and Microsoft.

  • 2015 China smartphone panel trend forecast

    This Digitimes Research Special Report analyzes the strategies of key China-based major panel makers BOE, Tianma and IVO for attacking the different market segments through technology and pricing, and their relationship to local vendors Huawei, Lenovo, ZTE, Xiaomi and Coolpad.