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Capacity utilization rates at foundry houses to dip slightly in 2Q15

Apr 14, 21:43

Capacity utilization rates at Taiwan-based wafer foundries are expected to drop slightly in the second quarter of 2015 as IC design houses have reduced their wafer orders amid slack...

China market: Xiaomi to rely more on Leadcore for supply of chipset solutions, says report

Apr 14, 15:12

Xiaomi Technology is likely to rely more on China-based Leadcore Technology for the supply of low-cost chipset solutions for the production of entry-level LTE smartphones as a means...

IC distributor WPG sees mild gain in 1Q15 revenues

Stockwatch - Apr 13, 10:51

IC distributor WPG Holdings has announced consolidated revenues of NT$40.32 billion (US$1.29 billion) for March, up 50.7% sequentially and 4.3% on year.

Elan Microelectronics reports revenues for March 2015

Stockwatch - Apr 10, 16:14

Elan Microelectronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$556 million (US$17.82 million) for March 2015, representing a 20.59% increase on month and 13.19% drop on year.

Sensor shipments strengthen but falling prices cut sales growth, says IC Insights

Apr 10, 11:26

Sensor shipments are getting a big boost from the spread of embedded measurement functions for automated intelligent controls in systems and new high-volume applications, such as...

Synopsys announces availability of silicon-proven IP portfolio for TSMC 16nm FinFET Plus processes

Apr 10, 10:23

Synopsys has announced the availability of a portfolio of DesignWare PHY IP for TSMC's 16nm FinFET Plus (16FF+) processes.

Cadence digital and custom/analog tools achieve TSMC certification for 10nm FinFET early design starts

Apr 9, 22:07

Cadence Design Systems has announced that its digital and custom/analog tools have achieved certification from TSMC for its most-current version of 10nm FinFET Design Rule Manual...

MStar to acquire Alpha for NT$37 per share

Apr 9, 22:05

Eyeing IoT and image sensor chip business opportunities, MStar Semiconductor plans to acquire Alpha Imaging Technology for a total of NT$2.07 billion (US$66.37 million).

Realtek March revenues rebound

Stockwatch - Apr 9, 20:23

Networking IC design company Realtek Semiconductor has reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.55 billion (US$81.8 million) for March 2015, up 21% sequentially and 2.2% from a year...

MediaTek March sales rebound

Apr 9, 20:20

MediaTek saw its March revenues soar almost 111% sequentially to more than NT$20 billion (US$642 million). Revenues for the first quarter of 2015 came in line with the company's gu...

MediaTek, Spreadtrum to enjoy strong handset-IC orders from emerging markets in 2015

Apr 9, 20:18

MediaTek and Spreadtrum Communications are expected to grab a combined more than 80% of the total chip orders for new handsets set to roll out in emerging markets during 2015, according...

Global 2014 semiconductor revenues rise 7.9%, says Gartner

Apr 8, 21:26

Worldwide semiconductor revenues totaled US$340.3 billion in 2014, a 7.9% increase from 2013 revenues of US$315.4 billion, according to final results by Gartner. The top-25 semiconductor...

FocalTech cuts into supply chain of brand smartphone vendors

Apr 8, 21:20

FocalTech Systems has obtained touchscreen IC orders for smartphones from HTC, Asustek Computer and Xiaomi, according to industry sources.

Global semiconductor sales increase in February 2015, says SIA

Apr 7, 14:26

Worldwide sales of semiconductors for February 2015 reached US$27.8 billion, up 6.7% from a year earlier when sales were US$26.0 billion, according to the Semiconductor Industry Association...

China design houses raiding Taiwan driver IC makers for talent

Apr 7, 12:16

China-based IC design houses have stepped up efforts to lure talent away from Taiwan-based LCD driver IC companies in an attempt to improve the quality and competitiveness of their...

US firms capture bulk of IDM and fabless IC sales, says IC Insights

Apr 7, 11:58

US companies held a 55% share of the total worldwide IC market in 2014, which includes sales from IDMs and fabless IC companies, according to IC Insights. The total does not include...

Spreadtrum looks to expand shipments for smartphones in 2015, says chairman

Apr 7, 11:55

China-based Spreadtrum Communications expects to enjoy significant growth in shipments for 3G and 4G LTE smartphones in 2015, according to company chairman and CEO Leo Li. Sales generated...

NewEdge Technology shipping wireless charging ICs in volume

Apr 7, 11:53

China-based NewEdge Technology has started shipping its wireless charging ICs in volume. The chips are being manufacturing using TSMC's 0.18-micron technology, according to industry...

Wireless charging set to take off in 2015

IC orders from China phone makers picking up slowly

Apr 7, 11:27

Orders for ICs from China's handset industry is picking up at a slower-than-expected pace, according to industry sources. The local telecom operators are reluctant to resume subsidies...

Spreadtrum volume shipping 28nm quad-core 5-mode LTE and WCDMA SoC solutions

Apr 7, 11:25

Spreadtrum Communications has introduced two new quad-core SoC platforms, the SC9830A, which supports 5-mode LTE, and the SC7731G, which supports WCDMA. Both solutions were designed...

Digitimes Research: Samsung expected to see increasing orders on 14nm process

Apr 2, 12:01

Qualcomm's next-generation application processor (AP), the Snapdragon 820, is expected to outsource to Samsung Electronics using a 14nm node, which the Korea-based foundry house has...

Phison poised to expand SSD business

Apr 2, 11:08

NAND flash device controller supplier Phison Electronics is looking to expand its SSD operation in 2015, according to company chairman Khein-Seng Pua.

Novatek obtains TV chip orders from Japan and Korea brand vendors

Apr 2, 11:03

Novatek Microelectronics, which specializes in the design of LCD driver ICs, has moved forward its TV SoC business by obtaining new orders from Japan- and Korea-based TV brands, according...

M31 offers low-voltage and low-power physical IP solutions for TSMC 55ULP targeting IoT

Apr 2, 10:39

M31 Technology has announced the availability of its low-voltage and low-power physical IP solutions on TSMC 55nm ultra-low power process technology. The platform provides system-on-a-chip...

Specialty DRAM specialists ESMT, Etron report profit growth for 2014

Apr 2, 10:35

Memory IC design house Elite Semiconductor Memory Technology (ESMT) saw its net profits soar 67.6% on year in 2014, while profits at Etron Technology climbed to a 4-year high.

IC demand from China picking up, say Taiwan firms

Mar 31, 22:04

IC demand from China's smartphone market is showing signs of a pick-up, as inventories at non-Apple vendors ease, according to sources at Taiwan-based IC design houses.

VIS signs OTP IP license agreement with Attopsemi

Mar 31, 21:52

Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) has licensed Attopsemi's one-time programmable (OTP) technology, according to the Taiwan-based specialty IC foundry. Attopsemi provides...

UMC snatches high-end 28nm chip orders from TSMC clients

Mar 31, 10:39

United Microelectronics (UMC) has obtained some orders for high-end 28nm chips from Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company's (TSMC) major clients including Qualcomm and MediaTek,...

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IHS comments on Intel potential acquisition of Altera

Mar 30, 23:00

A recent Wall Street Journal report quoted unnamed sources as saying that Intel is in talks to buy Altera. IHS has published its research notes on Intel's potential acquisition...

MediaTek intros Helio family SoC for high-end smartphones

Mar 30, 10:52

MediaTek has unveiled a new mobile processor family targeted at high-end smartphones. Dubbed Helio, the new system-on-chips (SoC) combine both high performance and low power consum...

Qualcomm, MediaTek shifting some 28nm chip orders away from TSMC

Mar 27, 10:42

Qualcomm and MediaTek have both shifted some of their 28nm chip orders from Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) to other foundry chipmakers that offer cheaper quotes,...

Apple dictates the ranking of top 10 MEMS manufacturers in 2014, says IHS

Mar 27, 10:27

Bosch reinforced its leadership in the MEMS industry in 2014 with a 16.6% increase to US$1167 million up from US$1001 million in 2013, according to IHS. Bosch alone held 12% of the...

Taiwan IC design houses gearing up to offer solutions for USB Type-C

Mar 26, 22:23

More than 10 Taiwan-based IC design houses are engaged in the development of USB Type-C (USB-C) chip solutions, as they anticipate the interface will see widespread adoption, according...

Optoelectronics, sensors/actuators and discretes growth accelerates, says IC Insights

Mar 26, 10:50

Following two lethargic years of low growth and some setbacks, worldwide sales of optoelectronics, sensors, actuators and discrete semiconductors regained strength in 2014 and collectively...

Digitimes Research: Japan semiconductor product value edges up 8.7% in 2014 amid strategic changes

Mar 25, 15:47

The production value of Japan's semiconductor industry reached JPY3.25 trillion (US$27.5 billion) in 2014, increasing 8.7% from a year earlier. Companies have received a boost from...

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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.

  • Toshiba+TZ2100+group+application+processors

    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.

  • 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.

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