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Sensor sales keep hitting new records but price erosion curbs growth, says IC Insights

Jul 22, 15:10

Despite strong double-digit percentage increases in annual unit shipments, semiconductor sensor sales growth has become uncharacteristically lethargic because of steep price erosion...

Fab tool book-to-bill slips

Jul 22, 14:41

North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted a book-to-bill ratio of 1.00 in June, down from 1.09 in May, according to SEMI.

Wireless charging to become major feature in mobile devices

Jul 22, 14:08

More mobile devices are expected to feature wireless charging which will stimulate demand for related analog ICs and protective components, according to industry sources.

Sharp to roll out new smartphone utilizing MediaTek 10-core chip, says report

Newswatch - Jul 22, 11:52

Sharp is reportedly engaged in the development of a new smartphone utilizing MediaTek's 10-core Helio X20 chip (dubbed MT6797).

Innolux cooperates with Next Biometrics to develop flexible fingerprint sensor

Jul 22, 11:50

Innolux has cooperated with Norway-based Next Biometrics Group ASA to develop the world's first flexible fingerprint sensor based on Next's active thermal sensing technology, according...

Worldwide semiconductor capital spending to drop 0.7% in 2016, says Gartner

Jul 21, 21:12

Worldwide semiconductor capital spending is projected to decrease 0.7% to US$64.3 billion in 2016, according to Gartner. This is up from the estimated 2% decline in Gartner's previous...

Spreadtrum LTE chipset adopted for Samsung Galaxy Tab A7.0

Jul 21, 21:06

Spreadtrum Communications has announced that its quad-core LTE mobile chipset, the SC9830i, has been adopted by Samsung Electronics for the vendor's Galaxy Tab A7.0-series tablets.

Digitimes Research: Technology remains key to MediaTek growth

Jul 20, 21:04

MediaTek should remain focused on enhancing its technology to better compete against rivals including Qualcomm, Spreadtrum and HiSilicon, and to explore new growth opportunities outside...

Commentary: ARM a must for SoftBank in paradigm shift

Jul 20, 12:46

SoftBank's decision to buy out ARM for GBP24.3 billion (US$32.2 billion) not only highlights the ruthless investment style of SoftBank's chairman and CEO Masayoshi Son, but also indicates...

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Chip shipments for VR devices to boom

Jul 20, 12:28

Chip shipments for VR (virtual reality) devices are expected to surge during the year-end shopping season in Europe and the US, according to industry sources.

TSMC says no impact from SoftBank ARM acquisition

Jul 19, 21:29

SoftBank's acquisition of ARM announced recently will have no impact on TSMC's ongoing collaboration with ARM, according to the Taiwan-based foundry. TSMC added it expects to further...

Former Acer executive to helm optical fiber sensor startup

Jul 19, 16:43

Former Acer Taiwan's president Towny Huang has recently joined Internet of Things (IoT) startup Citpo Technologies and become the chairman of the firm.

Richwave to enjoy record revenues in 3Q16, says report

Newswatch - Jul 19, 15:50

RF component specialist Richwave Technology is expected to enjoy another quarter of record revenues in the third quarter of 2016, buoyed by rising shipments of its Wi-Fi use power...

MediaTek to post 10% revenue growth in 3Q16, says report

Stockwatch - Jul 19, 12:25

MediaTek is expected to report revenue growth of about 10% sequentially for the third quarter of 2016 buoyed by strong demand for its mid- and high-end mobile chips, according to...

SoftBank to acquire ARM

Jul 18, 16:24

The boards of directors of SoftBank and ARM have announced that they have reached an agreement on the terms of a recommended all-cash acquisition of ARM for GBP24.3 billion (US$32.2...

Weltrend to see revenues top NT$500 million in 3Q16, says paper

Newswatch - Jul 18, 15:26

Weltrend Semiconductor is expected to see its revenues for the third quarter of 2016 reach over NT$500 million (US$15.68 million) amid rising shipments of its around view monitor...

TSMC secures exclusive orders for Apple A11 chip, says report

Newswatch - Jul 18, 15:06

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has obtained all of Apple's A11 chip orders, according to a recent Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) report.

Pixart ramping up shipments of CMOS-based heart-rate monitoring solutions, says paper

Newswatch - Jul 18, 12:47

IC design company Pixart Imaging has been ramping up shipments of its CMOS-based hear-rate monitoring (HRM) solutions and will see its sales and earnings grow significantly in the...

Handset IC market to grow at 6.7% CAGR through 2019, says IC Insights

Jul 15, 14:45

The increasing value of the average IC content in handsets along with the increasing percentage of smartphones sold as a percent of total handsets will help drive the handset IC market...

Qualcomm sues Meizu for patent infringement

Jul 15, 11:19

Qualcomm filed lawsuits against China-based smartphone vendor Meizu for infringing its patents at the end of June in Beijing and Shanghai, China. Other players such as Oppo and Vivo...

Auto MEMS sensor shipments rise in 2015 even as revenue stalled, says IHS

Jul 15, 11:10

Although shipments of microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) sensors used in automotive applications grew 8.4% in 2015, revenues were flat compared to the previous year reaching US$2.7...

Huaxintong Semiconductor licenses ARMv8-A architecture

Jul 15, 11:07

Huaxintong Semiconductor Technology of China has licensed ARM's v8-A architecture to accelerate advanced server chipset technologies in China's server market, according to ARM. The...

ESD solution provider Amazing Microelectronic to see revenues hit new high in 3Q16, says paper

Newswatch - Jul 15, 11:02

ESD (electrostatic discharge) protection solution provider Amazing Microelectronic is expected to see its revenues hit a new high in the third quarter of 2016, buoyed by rising penetration...

IC distributor ANStek posts revenue growth in June

Jul 14, 10:02

Answer Technology (ANStek), which distributes IC parts mainly from Analog Devices (ADI), Xilinx and Avago, saw its June revenues rise 2.8% from a year earlier ending a 3-month streak...

eMemory solution for fingerprint sensors available for volume production

Jul 14, 10:00

Embedded non-volatile memory (eNVM) IP provider eMemory Technology has disclosed its NeoEE IP solutions for fingerprint applications has been embedded in customer products for volume...

Intel certifies Cadence implementation and signoff tools for 10nm tri-gate process

Jul 13, 22:15

Cadence Design Systems has announced that its implementation and signoff tools have been certified on the Intel third-generation 10nm tri-gate process for customers of Intel Custom...

Notebook chip order visibility extends

Jul 13, 14:02

Taiwan-based IC design houses have landed an influx of orders for notebooks, and have seen better order visiility for the third quarter, according to industry sources.

ARM joins Imec program for 7nm technology and beyond

Jul 13, 11:56

Nanoelectronics research center Imec has announced its strategic partnership with ARM. ARM's involvement with Imec's INSITE program will focus on addressing the impacts of circuit...

Taiwan LCD driver IC firms positive about 3Q16

Jul 12, 19:44

Taiwan-based LCD driver IC firms are optimistic about their performance during the third quarter of 2016 judging from a pull-in of short lead-time orders for large-size panel applications...

Qualcomm announces Snapdragon 821

Newswatch - Jul 12, 15:30

Qualcomm has announced its latest chip for mobile devices, the Snapdragon 821, succeeding its predecessor the Snapdragon 820 .

Flagship phone demand might disappoint in 2H16

Jul 12, 14:26

Smartphone vendors might see sales of their flagship models disappoint in the second half of 2016 due to lack of upgrades, according to sources at Taiwan-based IC design houses.

Analog IC vendor Silergy sees revenues hit record high in June

Newswatch - Jul 12, 11:16

Analog IC vendor Silergy saw its consolidated revenues gain 1.33% on month and 49.97% on year to a record high of NT$607.79 million (US$18.87 million) in June.

Egistec posts record 2Q16 revenues

Jul 12, 11:00

Fingerprint sensor supplier Egis Technology (Egistec) saw its second-quarter revenues hike 137.7% sequentially to NT$252 million (US$7.82 million). The figures were also the highest...

WT Micro June revenues rise

Stockwatch - Jul 12, 10:56

IC distributor WT Microelectronics has announced consolidated revenues of NT$10.51 billion (US$326 million) for June 2016, up 3.6% sequentially and 12.5% on year.

WPG Holdings reports increased revenues for June

Stockwatch - Jul 11, 15:48

WPG Holdings has reported consolidated revenues of NT$45.837 billion (US$1.42 billion) for June 2016, representing a 1.34% increase on month and 8.92% increase on year.

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