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IC Insights cuts 2015 IC market forecast to negative

Oct 26, 15:11

IC Insights has lowered its 2015 IC market forecast from 1% growth to negative 1%, citing a slowing China economy, strong US dollar, and falling DRAM ASPs.

Taiwan IC design houses remain cautious about 4Q15

Oct 23, 16:25

Taiwan-based IC design houses remain cautious about their sales performance in the fourth quarter of 2015 having not received a pull-in of short lead-time orders.

Utilization rates at 8-inch fabs rise

Oct 23, 15:38

Taiwan-based IC foundries have recently landed a pull-in of orders for LCD driver ICs, analog chips and consumer ICs lifting capacity utilization rates at their 8-inch fabs, according...

IC demand from China smartphone vendors to remain brisk in 2016, say sources

Oct 23, 11:29

Taiwan-based IC design houses expect demand for IC parts from China-based smartphone vendors to remain brisk in early 2016 as vendors have continued to upgrade the hardware specifications...

MediaTek to attract investment from China Mobile, says report

Stockwatch - Oct 23, 10:47

China Mobile will make an equity investment in MediaTek to form a strategic alliance with the Taiwan-based IC design house, according to a recent Economic Daily News (EDN)...

Foundries asking LCD driver IC firms to switch to 12-inch wafers

Oct 22, 11:29

IC foundries have requested their LCD driver IC clients to upgrade to 12-inch process in order to provide a stable supply for analog ICs, fingerprint sensors, MCUs, mixed-signal ICs,...

Silicon wafer shipments to grow modestly, says SEMI

Oct 22, 11:19

Silicon wafer shipments to the global semiconductor industry are forecast to increase at a modest pace in 2015, 2016 and 2017, according to SEMI.

Mentor Graphics Veloce VirtuaLAB adds protocols for networking designs

Oct 20, 16:59

Mentor Graphics has announced its Veloce VirtuaLAB Ethernet environment with support for 25Gb, 50Gb and 100Gb Ethernet designs. VirtuaLAB is Mentor Graphics' platform for delivering...

Marvell strengthening competitiveness in SSD controller market

Oct 19, 21:08

Marvell has accelerated its transition to 28nm process production for its SSD controller chips, while partnering with China-based Longsys Electronics to expand its market presence...

Mouser Electronics undergoing expansion

Oct 19, 17:08

IC distribution company Mouser Electronics is undergoing a two-phase expansion at it worldwide headquarters in Texas by making additions to the 492,000 square-foot facility. The first...

AMD, Nantong Fujitsu Microelectronics to establish semiconductor assembly and test JV

Oct 19, 14:25

AMD and Nantong Fujitsu Microelectronics (NFME) have announced the signing of a definitive agreement to create a joint venture combining AMD's high-volume assembly, test, mark, and...

Global 2Q15 smartphone AP market grows slightly, says Strategy Analytics

Oct 16, 10:40

The global smartphone applications processor (AP) market grew by a modest 1.5% from a year earlier in the second quarter of 2015, while the tablet AP sector saw an on-year decline...

China downstream firms should be allowed to invest in Taiwan IC design houses, says science minister

Oct 15, 11:06

China-based downstream clients of Taiwan's IC design houses should be allowed to make equity investments or buy a portion of stakes in Taiwan-based IC vendors so as to form strategic...

Science and technology minister Jyuo-min Shyu

Samsung eyeing 14nm chip orders from HiSilicon

Oct 15, 10:29

Samsung Electronics is offering HiSilicon Technologies lower prices for its 14nm FinFET production in a bid to vie for mobile chip orders from the China-based fabless vendor, according...

Sunplus sees losses of over NT$700 million on financial assets

Newswatch - Oct 15, 10:24

Multimedia IC solution vendor Sunplus Technology has reported a loss of NT$749 million (US$23.06 million) on the value of its financial assets for the first three quarters of 2015...

TSMC seeing brisk demand for 16nm chips from China

Oct 14, 15:41

Almost 10 China-based IC design houses have already entered design-in process using TSMC's 16nm FinFET technology, which is ready for rapid demand growth in China, according to Roger...

Roger Luo

Equipment maker Mirle revenues hit 33-month high in September

Newswatch - Oct 13, 23:04

LCD panel equipment specialist Mirle Automation saw its revenues grow 7.3% on month and 34% on year to a 33-month high of NT$745 million (US$22.95 million) in September.

Taiwan IC design industry not yet open to China investments, says MOEA

Oct 13, 16:11

China-based companies are still prohibited from setting up independent IC design houses in Taiwan or committing equity investments in the local IC design firms, according to the Ministry...

Worldwide semiconductor sales to fall in 2015, says Gartner

Oct 13, 16:02

Worldwide semiconductor revenues are forecast to total US$337.8 billion in 2015, a decline of 0.8% from 2014, according to Gartner. This is the first decline in revenues since 2012...

Holtek intros new MCUs and other products for IoT

Oct 13, 15:29

Microcontroller (MCU) supplier Holtek Semiconductor has showcased a series of new products targeted at IoT applications.

China firm close to buying Vivante

Oct 12, 20:27

China-based IC design service company VeriSilicon is closed to acquiring US-based Vivante, which owns a portfolio of graphics processing unit (GPU) IP cores designed specifically...

WPG September revenues hit record

Stockwatch - Oct 12, 15:52

WPG has reported consolidated revenues of NT$51.42 billion (US$1.6 billion) for September 2015, hitting a monthly record for the third consecutive month. The figure also represented...

UTAC and mCube announce production ramp of MEMS 3-axis accelerometers

Oct 12, 14:53

UTAC, a Singapore-based semiconductor assembly and test services provider, and mCube, a provider of microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) motion sensors, have jointly announced the...

Fingerprint sensors set to see growing adoption among Android phones

Oct 8, 16:07

Fingerprint identification sensors are expected to see growing adoption among Android smartphones in 2016, according to industry sources.

Imec and Cadence complete tapeout of first 5nm test chip

Oct 8, 10:08

Nano-electronics research center imec and Cadence Design Systems have announced that the companies completed the first tapeout of a 5nm test chip using extreme ultraviolet (EUV) as...

Taiwan LCD driver IC firms look to post more than 10% revenue decreases in 4Q15

Oct 7, 22:17

LCD driver IC design specialists including Novatek Microelectronics, Himax Technologies, Sitronix Technology, Fitipower Integrated Technology, Raydium Semiconductor and FocalTech...

MediaTek September revenues hit 6-month high

Stockwatch - Oct 7, 15:36

MediaTek saw its September revenues climb to a six-month high of NT$20.04 billion (US$615.4 million).

Phison to post record 3Q15 revenues, says report

Stockwatch - Oct 6, 20:31

NAND flash device controller supplier Phison Electronics is expected to see its third-quarter revenues top NT$10 billion (US$306 million) and reach the company's highest quarterly...

Tablet demand stays weak, say Taiwan IC designers

Oct 6, 20:27

IC demand for tablet PCs has been weak prompting more chip suppliers to phase out their tablet-IC businesses, according to sources at Taiwan-based IC design houses.

Elan Microelectronics revenues decline on year in September

Stockwatch - Oct 6, 16:24

Elan Microelectronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$632 million (US$19.31 million) for September 2015, representing a 18.69% increase on month and 5.63% drop on year.

Realtek reports increased September revenues

Stockwatch - Oct 6, 15:47

Networking IC design company Realtek Semiconductor has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.04 billion (US$93.5 million) for September 2015, representing growth of 18.3% on month...

Global semiconductor sales decrease slightly in August, says SIA

Oct 5, 22:05

Worldwide sales of semiconductors reached US$27.7 billion in August, down 0.5% from the previous month when sales were US$27.9 billion, according to SIA.

MediaTek dismisses layoff rumors

Stockwatch - Oct 5, 21:59

MediaTek has issued a filing with the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE) dismissing rumors of pending layoffs.

Improved energy efficiency requirements lead to stable growth in industrial traction semiconductors, says IHS

Oct 5, 15:38

Revenue from the sale of energy-saving semiconductors for large and small transportation equipment, including rail systems, shipping, electric forklifts, mobility scooters and golf...

Auto, industrial chip orders falling

Oct 5, 15:34

Auto and industrial chip orders have seen a dramatic fall in the fourth quarter of 2015, according to industry sources in Taiwan.

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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...

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    IDT F0480 RF variable gain amplifier

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