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Digitimes Research: Qualcomm to meet strong challenge from MediaTek in 2H14

Mar 3, 14:23

MediaTek and Qualcomm both unveiled their product roadmaps for the second half of 2014 at the recently concluded Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2014. In addition to the previously released...

MWC 2014: Qualcomm optimistic about 4G smartphone market

Feb 27, 11:41

The release of 4G TD-LTE licenses by the China government at the end of 2013 triggered the competition in the 4G smartphone segment, and 4G models with a price tag of CNY1,000 (US$163)...

Qualcomm senior vp Katouzian

China auto semiconductor market drives up 11% in 2013, says IHS

Feb 27, 10:31

The fast-growing semiconductor market for China's automotive industry is set for double-digit expansion in revenues in 2014, propelled by an increasing desire among Chinese car buyers...

China market: TD-LTE chip market to expand robustly starting 2Q14

Feb 26, 21:54

The TD-LTE chip market in China is expected to grow robustly starting the second quarter of 2014 as chipset vendors including Qualcomm, MediaTek, Marvell Technology, Broadcom, Intel,...

Weltrend to ramp up SDIO controller chip shipments

Feb 26, 21:47

Weltrend Semiconductor is expected to start ramping up shipments of its SDIO controller chips to the financial sector from the second quarter of 2014, according to industry sources...

Qualcomm continues cellular baseband processor market lead, says Strategy Analytics

Feb 26, 16:07

The global cellular baseband processor market grew 8.3% on year to US$18.9 billion in 2013, according to Strategy Analytics.

Generalplus posts EPS of over NT$2.8 in 2013

Newswatch - Feb 26, 15:22

Consumer IC provider Generalplus Technology has reported net profits of NT$305 million (US$10.04 million) for 2013, a four-fold increase from a year earlier. The earnings translated...

3S ramping MEMS microphone chip shipments

Feb 26, 15:10

IC design house Solid State System (3S) is ramping up shipments of its MEMS microphone chips, buoyed by new orders for low- to mid-end smartphones and tablets, according to the com...

Intel remains top semiconductor R&D spender, says IC Insights

Feb 26, 11:21

IC Insights has released its 2013 ranking of semiconductor companies by R&D spending. Intel continued to top all other chip companies, accounting for 37% of the top-10 spending...

More chipset vendors to step into 8-core CPU segment

Feb 25, 21:33

Chipset suppliers including Nvidia, Broadcom and Marvell Technology are likely to step into development of 8-core smartphone solutions following Qualcomm's announced plans to begin...

TSMC remains key foundry partner for 28nm chips, says MediaTek

Feb 25, 16:05

In response to recent market speculation indicating that MediaTek is shifting some of its 28nm chip orders to Globalfoundries and United Microelectronics (UMC), MediaTek president...

Is a US$25 smartphone possible?

Feb 25, 15:31

Mobile World Congress (MWC) kicked off with a bang, with Mozilla announcing a US$25 smartphone built around a turnkey solution that features silicon from China-based Spreadtrum and...

Global 2013 smartphone and tablet chip markets rise, says Strategy Analytics

Feb 25, 12:26

The global smartphone applications processor (AP) market climbed 41% on year to US$18 billion in 2013, while the market for tablet APs grew 32% to US$3.6 billion, according to Strategy...

Digitimes Research: Taiwan LCD driver IC revenues edge up in 2013

Feb 24, 19:57

The combined revenues of Taiwan's top-6 LCD (display) driver IC makers amounted to NT$100.5 billion (US$3.32 billion) in 2013, increasing 11.7% from a year earlier, according to Digitimes...

Google to use Qualcomm 8-core CPUs for next-generation Nexus 6 smartphone, says paper

Newswatch - Feb 24, 15:24

Google will use Qualcomm's forthcoming 64-bit 8-core chipset solution, the Snapdragon 810, for its next-generation Nexus 6 smartphone, according to a Chinese-language Economic...

Mozilla, Spreadtrum partner to deliver US$25 smartphone

Feb 24, 14:54

Mozilla and Spreadtrum Communications announced on February 23 that they have teamed up to deliver turnkey Firefox OS reference designs with Spreadtrum's entry-level smartphone chi...

Gingy to release new fingerprint sensors in 2Q14

Feb 24, 11:42

Gingy Technology, an associate company of Holtek Semiconductor, is expected to deliver samples of its third-generation optical fingerprint sensors to clients in the second quarter...

MediaTek to unveil 64-bit LTE chipset at MWC 2014, says paper

Newswatch - Feb 21, 14:56

MediaTek is expected to unveil its 64-bit LTE-enabled smartphone solution, the MT6732, in the upcoming Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2014, according to a Chinese-language Economic...

Explaining the Chaiwan model for the mobile device supply chain: Q&A with Digitimes Research director Joanne Chien

Feb 21, 12:08

While Digitimes is known as a media outlet, the company also includes a business unit that solely focuses on market research. Run independently from the Digitimes news organization,...

Joanne Chien, senior analyst & director, Digitimes Research

Phison to produce 28nm SSD controller chips at TSMC

Feb 20, 21:25

Phison Electronics will begin producing SSD controller chips using a 28nm process at Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) in the fourth quarter of 2014, according to...

Elan 1Q14 revenues to dip 10-15% sequentially

Feb 20, 21:18

Touchscreen controller IC supplier Elan Microelectronics is expected to see revenues slip 10-15% sequentially to NT$1.6-1.7 billion (US$52.82-56.12 million) in the first quarter of...

Phison braces for competition in NAND flash controller market

Feb 20, 14:36

NAND flash controller IC firm Phison Electronics will strengthen its collaboration with existing partners and explore new ones in a move to boost the company's competitiveness, according...

Taiwan science parks see 2013 total revenues up over 9%

Feb 20, 11:44

The government-run Hsinchu Science Park (HSP), Southern Taiwan Science Park (STSP) and Central Taiwan Science Park (CTSP) generated combined revenues of NT$2.188 trillion (US$73.41...

Digitimes Research: Cortex-A17 launch aims to maintain ARM leading position in mid-range mobile CPU segment

Feb 20, 11:29

ARM's Cortex-A17processor is a slightly revised version of Cortex-A12 with the modifications focusing on the improvements of the support capacity of its big.LITTLE cores as well as...

LCD driver IC firms looking to improve gross margin

Feb 19, 21:54

LCD driver IC firms expect to post higher gross margins for 2014, buoyed by rising shipments of driver ICs for higher resolution panels, according to industry sources.

Taiwan IC design houses March sales to soar

Feb 19, 14:58

Taiwan-based IC design houses including MediaTek, Realtek Semiconductor, Richtek Technology, Novatek Microelectronics and Global Mixed-mode Technology (GMT) are expected to report...

Elan posts EPS NT$3.8 for 2013

Feb 19, 13:44

Elan Microelectronics has reported net profits of NT$1.55 billion (US$51.17 million) for 2013, up 34.6% from a year earlier. EPS for 2013 stood at NT$3.8 compared to NT$2.95 in the...

Semiconductor unit shipments to exceed one trillion devices in 2016, says IC Insights

Feb 19, 11:40

Total semiconductor unit shipments (integrated circuits and opto-sensor-discrete, or O-S-D, devices) are forecast to grow annually through the current cyclical upturn and top one...

EETI to ramp up shipments of industrial touch controller chips

Feb 17, 21:40

Touchscreen controller IC vendor Egalax-empia Technology (EETI) is expected to ramp up sales of its touch controller chips for industrial control applications to 40% of its total...

TSMC 2Q14 sales to rise 15-20%, says report

Newswatch - Feb 17, 15:16

A rebound in Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company's (TSMC) 28nm process utilization rate and a ramp-up of 20nm production capacity will allow the foundry to post 15-20% sequential...

Himax sees flat growth or slight drop in 1Q14 sales

Feb 14, 14:19

LCD driver IC design specialist Himax Technologies expects its first-quarter revenues to register flat growth or a slight decrease sequentially. Gross margin for the quarter is set...

Synopsys, Realtek and UMC collaborate on single-chip Ultra HD smart TV SoC

Feb 14, 10:21

Synopsys, Realtek Semiconductor and United Microelectronics (UMC) announced on February 12 that their collaboration has resulted in first-pass silicon success of Realtek's RTD2995...

Novatek expects 1Q14 sales to stay flat or drop slightly

Feb 13, 15:14

LCD driver IC design company Novatek Microelectronics expects its first-quarter revenues to register 1% growth or an up to 3% decrease sequentially. Rising orders for Ultra HD TV...

Intel to cut a deal with Apple for Fab 42?

Feb 13, 14:27

With shipments of desktop and notebooks in the doldrums since 2010, Intel's PC processor business has been in decline. Meanwhile, AMD and others are taking aim at the Intel-dominated...

Zenitron, Promate post decreased revenues for January

Feb 13, 13:23

IC distributors Zenitron and Promate Electronic saw their revenues decline 12.1% and 20% sequentially to NT$2.38 billion (US$78.52 million) and NT$1.57 billion, respectively, in January...

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    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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    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.

  • Nvidia+Tesla+K40+accelerator+

    Nvidia Tesla K40 accelerator

    Nvidia has unveiled the Tesla K40 GPU accelerator. Providing double the memory and up to 40% higher performance than its predecessor, the Tesla K20X GPU accelerator, and 10 times...

    Photo: Company, Nov 20.

  • Toshiba+TCM5126GBA+CIS

    Toshiba TCM5126GBA CIS

    Toshiba has started sample shipments of a VGA, 1/4 inch CMOS image sensor - TCM5126GBA - for automotive view cameras. The TCM5126GBA integrates a high dynamic range (HDR) function...

    Photo: Company, Nov 14.

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