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MediaTek intros new chip for wearable devices

Jan 8, 00:59

MediaTek has announced its MT2601 SoC for wearable devices based on Google's Android Wear software. By enabling Android Wear on MT2601, MediaTek is offering a comprehensive platform...

Elan Microelectronics reports increase in December revenues

Stockwatch - Jan 7, 12:20

Elan Microelectronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$645 million (US$20.17 million) for December 2014, representing a 10.05% increase on month and 5.02% increase on year.

Worldwide semiconductor revenues grow 7.9% in 2014, says Gartner

Jan 7, 11:08

Worldwide semiconductor revenues totaled US$339.8 billion in 2014, a 7.9% increase from US$315 billion in 2013, according to preliminary results by Gartner. The top-25 semiconductor...

Silicon Motion reportedly grabs SSD controller orders from Intel, SanDisk and Micron

Jan 7, 10:56

Silicon Motion Technology, a developer of NAND flash device controllers, has obtained orders for SSDs from Intel, SanDisk and Micron Technology, according to industry sources. New...

IC designers ordering 8-inch wafer capacity in advance

Jan 6, 22:11

Fabless IC firms have decided to place orders for 8-inch wafer capacity for the year's hot seasons in the first quarter of 2015, as they anticipate 8-inch foundry capacity will remain...

China to soon complete antitrust probe on Qualcomm

Jan 6, 21:56

The China government is expected to complete its antitrust probe on Qualcomm's sales of handset solutions in China soon. But it would be difficult for the China government to come...

MEMSensing, SMIC introduce 3-axis accelerometer

Jan 6, 11:43

China-based MEMSensing Microsystems and Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) have jointly introduced what the companies claim is the world's smallest 3-axis acceleromet...

Global semiconductor sales through November outpace 2013 level, says SIA

Jan 6, 10:53

Worldwide sales of semiconductors for November 2014 reached US$29.7 billion, an increase of 9.1% from a year ago when sales were US$27.2 billion, according to SIA. Compared to the...

Silicon Motion reportedly hires former SK Hynix executive

Jan 6, 10:51

Silicon Motion Technology, a designer of NAND flash memory controllers, has reportedly hired a former SK Hynix senior VP to develop new strategies for the company for the next 5-10...

Digitimes Research: Nvidia steps up efforts for GPU licensing

Jan 5, 15:55

To find new outlets for its GPU business, Nvidia has started licensing its GPU architecture to other application processor (AP) designers. Kepler was the first GPU platform Nvidia...

TSMC advises clients to order in advance

Dec 30, 22:13

TSMC has advised its IC design clients to place wafer orders in advance so that they can secure a steady supply during the peak season and meet demand in time, according to industry...

Chip vendors to roll out 8-core and 64-bit processors for high-end tablets in 2015

Dec 30, 14:45

Chipset vendors are expected to focus on rolling out 8-core and 64-bit-enabled solutions for high-end tablets in 2015 as brand tablet vendors are upgrading the hardware specifications...

First-tier analog IC suppliers eye sales rebound in 2015

Dec 26, 15:57

Taiwan-based first-tier analog IC design houses, including Richtek Technology, Global Mixed-mode Technology (GMT) and Macroblock are likely to see a strong rebound in sales in 2015,...

IC design service firms partnering with foundry houses to solicit orders for advanced processes

Dec 24, 22:59

Taiwan-based Global Unichip and Alchip Technologies, two IC design service companies partnered with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), have stepped up efforts to lure...

Shipments of USB 3.1 peripherals and chips to take off in 1H15

Dec 24, 22:49

Shipments of PC peripherals and chips supporting USB 3.1 standards are set to take off in the first half of 2015 due to the support of USB 3.1 interfaces by Microsoft, Intel, Apple...

Digitimes Research: China to become large predator for IC businesses during 2016-2020

Dec 23, 16:06

While related policies and regulations chartered to the development of semiconductor industry in China, as defined in the nation's 13th Five-Year Plan for the period from 2016 to...

MediaTek shipments for 4G smartphones to hike

Dec 23, 14:16

MediaTek's shipments of 4G LTE chips for 2014 are set to reach 30-40 million units, a China Business News (CBN) report cited Aaron Chang, head of the company's China operations,...

Global semiconductor market set for strongest growth in four years in 2014, says IHS

Dec 23, 11:02

Worldwide semiconductor market revenues are on track to achieve a 9.4% expansion in 2014, with broad-based growth across multiple chip segments driving the best industry performance...

Faraday and Fresco Logic jointly develop 55nm USB 3.1 host controller, says report

Stockwatch - Dec 23, 10:37

IC design service provider Faraday Technology and Fresco Logic, a fabless semiconductor company delivering SuperSpeed USB connectivity solutions, have jointly developed a 55nm USB...

China handset supply chain to delay IC purchases till 2Q15, say sources

Dec 22, 16:30

China-based handset makers and suppliers in the supply chain have adopted a wait-and-see attitude toward the purchases of ICs and other parts as telecom operators there are unlikely...

Internet of Things stimulates MEMS market, says IHS

Dec 19, 11:00

The explosive expansion of the Internet of things (IoT) is driving rapid demand growth for microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) devices in areas including asset-tracking systems,...

Qualcomm, MediaTek to diversify foundry sources, say industry watchers

Dec 19, 10:56

Qualcomm will contract both Samsung Electronics and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) to manufacture its 1Xnm chips, whereas MediaTek is also likely to have more than...

SMIC builds Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 chips using 28nm

Dec 18, 21:59

Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) and Qualcomm have achieved a major milestone in the fabrication of 28nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processors, according to the companies...

Globalfoundries and Cadence deliver first SoC enablement solution featuring ARM Cortex-A17 processor in 28nm-SLP process

Dec 18, 21:58

Cadence Design Systems and Globalfoundries have jointly announced the delivery of quad-core silicon built around the ARM Cortex-A17 processor implemented using Globlfoundries' 28nm...

IC design houses gearing up for 64-bit smartphone boom

Dec 18, 14:39

With Android phone makers pushing for migration to 64 bit architecture, chip suppliers including Qualcomm and MediaTek are set to introduce new quad- and 8-core 64-bit solutions in...

Wahlee signs NT$3 billion syndicated loans for business expansion

Dec 17, 15:34

Semiconductor material distributor Wahlee Industrial has signed a NT$3 billion (US$95.9 million) 5-year syndicated loan agreement with a banking consortium, with the new funds to...

Some IC design houses look to brisk sales in 1Q15

Dec 17, 11:49

Some Taiwan-based IC design houses have said that their sales will remain brisk in the first quarter of 2015 despite seasonal effects, due to replenishment orders from the supply...

China market: Meizu steps up cooperation with MediaTek for sub-CNY1,000 smartphones

Dec 16, 11:52

A China-based smartphone vendor has stepped up its cooperation with MediaTek and will launch sub-CNY1,000 (US$161) models to take on first-tier vendors such as Xiaomi Technology and...

Novatek, Himax growing sales of non-driver IC product lines

Dec 16, 11:13

Novatek Microelectronics and Himax Technologies have both landed new orders for non-driver IC products, which will help further grow sales of their non-driver IC product lines in...

Infineon and UMC announce manufacturing agreement for automotive applications

Dec 15, 22:09

Infineon Technologies and United Microelectronics (UMC) have announced the extension of their manufacturing partnership into power semiconductors for automotive applications.

HLMC and MediaTek partner on 28nm technology development and wafer production

Dec 15, 21:33

Shanghai Huali Microelectronics (HLMC) has announced it is working closely with MediaTek on 28nm technology development and wafer manufacturing services. Both companies are looking...

VIA dismisses report about backdoor program

Stockwatch - Dec 15, 14:19

Taiwan-based chip designer VIA Technologies has dismissed a recent report in Taiwan alleging it put a backdoor program into its security-purpose VT3421/TF376 chip. VIA said that it...

ALi November sales rise 5%

Stockwatch - Dec 15, 10:51

Set-top box (STB) IC supplier ALi saw its November sales increase about 5% sequentially, buoyed by continued brisk demand for some high-definition (HD) products from retailers in...

IoT boosts embedded systems growth, says IC Insights

Dec 12, 15:15

Since 2006, there have been more embedded systems, industrial equipment, sensor devices, instruments, meters, cameras, animals, and other objects connected to the Internet than humans...

Globalfoundries striving to win orders from Qualcomm and Apple

Dec 11, 10:58

Globalfoundries is striving to be among the major contract chipmakers of Qualcomm and Apple, vying for 14nm chip orders from the two vendors, according to industry sources.

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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.

  • IDT+F0480+RF+variable+gain+amplifier+

    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.

  • Qualcomm+Snapdragon+810+and+808+processors

    Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 and 808 processors

    Qualcomm Technologies has introduced its next-generation mobile processors for the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 tier: the Snapdragon 810 and 808 processors. The Snapdragon 810 and 808...

    Photo: Company, Apr 9.

  • IDT+VersaClock+5+

    IDT VersaClock 5

    Integrated Device Technology (IDT) has introduced its VersaClock 5 family of programmable clock generators. The 5P49V5901 is an in-system programmable clock generator featuring...

    Photo: Company, Mar 18.

  • On+Semiconductor+LC709203F

    On Semiconductor LC709203F

    On Semiconductor has introduced a new family of complementary metal-oxide semiconductor (CMOS) battery fuel gauge ICs that provide measurements of the remaining power level of one-cell...

    Photo: Company, Mar 10.

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