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China market: Local LED driver IC suppliers perform strongly in 2013

Feb 12, 22:06

Most local LED driver IC vendors in China outperformed international and Taiwan-based rival companies in terms of shipments in 2013. Bright Power Semiconductor and Silan Microelectronics...

Industrial electronic chip market turns around in 2013 with double-digit growth, says IHS

Feb 12, 11:44

Global industrial electronics chip revenues for 2013 amounted to US$33.7 billion, a 11% rise from US$30.4 billion in 2012, according to IHS. The double-digit increase shows that the...

Powerchip reportedly looking to take over Renesas SP Drivers

Feb 12, 11:40

Powerchip Technology reportedly is looking to gain more control over Renesas SP Drivers (RSP), a LCD driver joint venture set up by Renesas Electronics, Sharp and Powerchip.

Richtek, GMT see improved order visibility in 1Q14

Feb 12, 11:34

Analog IC vendors Richtek Technology and Global Mix-mode Technology have seen their order visibility improve in the first quarter of 2014 as compared to the previous quarter, and...

Analog IC suppliers set to enjoy growing market share

Feb 11, 22:09

Taiwan-based analog IC vendors are set to further expand their market shares in 2014 thanks to emerging business opportunities in the handset, tablet, games console and LED lighting...

WT Micro to see slight decrease in 1Q14 revenues

Feb 11, 12:13

IC distributor WT Microelectronics expects its sales to decline 3-8% sequentially to NT$21.6-22.8 billion (US$712.4-751.98 million) in the first quarter of 2014 compared to NT$23.45...

MediaTek January revenues up over 50% on year

Newswatch - Feb 10, 15:41

MediaTek has reported revenues of NT$12.84 billion (US$423.76 million) for January 2014, down 1.9% sequentially but up 52% on year.

Digitimes Research: Global AP shipments to see slower growth in 2014 on maturing smartphone market

Feb 7, 12:26

After experiencing annual growth of 43% in 2013 on shipments of 1.32 billion, the global application processor (AP) market is forecast to see decelerated growth in 2014, with shipments...

Semiconductor industry posts record sales in 2013, says SIA

Feb 7, 10:15

Worldwide semiconductor sales came to US$305.6 billion in 2013, up 4.8% from the 2012 total of US$291.6 billion, and hitting an annual record, according to SIA.

MediaTek looks to ship 65 million smartphone solutions in 1Q14

Feb 6, 14:46

MediaTek is expected to ship 65 million chipset solutions for smartphones in the first quarter of 2014, accounting for 25-30% of the global smartphone solution market in the quarter,...

Smartphone solution prices to drop in 2Q14

Feb 5, 22:00

Prices of 3G and 4G smartphone solutions are likely to drop significantly in the second quarter of 2014 as chipset vendors are expected to adopt more aggressive pricing strategies...

Wah Lee to see strong sales of silicon wafers in 1Q14

Feb 5, 14:22

Semiconductor material distributor Wah Lee Industrial is expected to see its revenues decrease within a range of 5% in the first quarter of 2014 thanks to strong sales of silicon...

300mm capacity dominates but life remains for 200mm wafer fabs, says IC Insights

Feb 5, 10:48

Nearly all new fab upgrade and construction activity has to do with 300mm wafer processing, but there is still plenty of life remaining in 200mm fabs, according to IC Insights.

Spreadtrum launches single-core smartphone platform for WCDMA, TD-SCDMA and EDGE

Jan 29, 16:20

Spreadtrum Communications has introduced its next-generation single-core smartphone platform for WCDMA, TD-SCDMA and EDGE, which integrates a Cortex-A7 CPU running at speeds up to...

Top-13 foundries account for 91% of total foundry sales in 2013, says IC Insights

Jan 29, 16:18

IC Insights has released its 2013 top IC foundries (pure-play and IDM) ranking. In total, the top 13 foundries represented 91% of total foundry sales in 2013.

Socle agrees to merge with Foxconn

Jan 29, 15:26

Shareholders of Socle Technology have approved an offer from an investment company of the Foxconn Group under which the investment firm will take up a 100% share of the IC design...

Digitimes Research: Taiwan IC design houses perform strongly in 4Q13

Jan 29, 11:36

Taiwan-based IC design houses performed better than expected in the fourth quarter of 2013, yielding production value of NT$125.01 billion (US$4.12 billion), up 0.5% from the prior...

IC design houses head for strong sales in 1Q14

Jan 29, 10:42

IC design houses MediaTek, Realtek Semiconductor, Richtek Technology and Novatek Microelectronics are expected to perform better than expected in the first quarter of 2014, buoyed...

Holtek sees profits up 33% in 2013

Jan 28, 16:30

MCU supplier Holtek Semiconductor has reported net profits of NT$744.95 million (US$24.54 million) for 2013, increasing 33% from a year earlier. The earnings translated into an EPS...

Kinsus posts 2013 EPS of NT$7.23

Jan 28, 15:58

IC substrate maker Kinsus Interconnect Technology has announced net profits for 2013 increased 15.2% to NT$3.22 billion (US$106 million). The earnings translated into a net EPS of...

Tablet processor market to rise 23% in 2014, says IHS

Jan 28, 11:54

Strong growth in the processor market for tablet devices this year and beyond will draw increasing competition from suppliers eager to throw their hat into the ring, including the...

Mobile PCs and smartphones to be top revenue opportunities for IC suppliers in emerging high-speed wireless device market, says IHS

Jan 27, 15:50

Mobile PCs and smartphones will represent the top revenue opportunities for high-speed wireless integrated circuit (IC) suppliers by 2018, as these devices are projected to be the...

MediaTek reports 2013 EPS of NT$20.51

Jan 27, 15:31

IC design house MediaTek has reported net profits of NT$27.49 billion (US$904.6 million) for 2013, up 76.8% on year, with consolidated sales rising 37.1% to NT$136.06 billion. EPS...

IC design house EETI looks to ship 50 million notebook touchscreen controller ICs in 2014

Jan 27, 12:20

IC design house Eglax-empia Technology (EETI) is expected to ship 50 million touchscreen controller ICs for notebook applications in 2014, according to an industry estimate.

MediaTek smartphone solution shipments to grow robustly in 2014

Jan 24, 11:35

Shipments of MediaTek's smartphone solutions are expected to grow at a robust pace in 2014, buoyed by efforts by China-based smartphone vendors to expand overseas sales, and growing...

Apple and Samsung remain biggest semiconductor buyers, says IHS

Jan 24, 11:04

Apple and Samsung Electronics remained the world's largest buyers of semiconductor chips in 2013, but the intensifying battle between the two for the hearts and minds of consumers...

Orise swings to loss in 4Q13

Jan 23, 21:39

LCD driver IC firm Orise Technology slid into the red in the fourth quarter of 2013, due to inventory losses resulting from falling product prices particularly prices for WVGA driver...

Weltrend braces for strong sales in 2014

Jan 23, 16:02

IC design house Weltrend Semiconductor is expected to see revenues expand significantly in 2014, powered by its power management ICs for games consoles, SDIO controller ICs for mobile...

Global IC foundry sales rise 14% in 2013, says IC Insights

Jan 23, 15:39

Total IC foundry revenues grew to US$42.8 billion in 2013, a 14% increase from US$37.6 billion in 2012 and eight points more than the 6% growth displayed by the total IC market, according...

SK Hynix to launch in-house developed eMMC device controllers in 2014

Jan 23, 15:03

SK Hynix is expected to launch in-house developed controller chips for eMMC devices in 2014, optimizing on its acquisition of the eMMC device controller unit of Taiwan-based Innostor...

Foxconn plans to take over IC design house Socle

Jan 22, 22:02

An investment arm of Foxconn Electronics reportedly plans to acquire IC design house Socle Technology, in which Globalfoundries has a portion of shares, according to industry sourc...

Spreadtrum enters tablet market

Jan 22, 11:49

Spreadtrum Communications announced on January 22 that it has entered the tablet market by introducing a quad-core chipset and a turnkey reference design.

IC distributor Weikeng posts net profits of over NT$500 million in 2013

Jan 21, 21:50

IC distributor Weikeng Industrial has reported net profits of NT$527 million (US$17.5 million) on revenues of NT$33.04 billion for 2013. EPS for 2013 stood at NT$2.16 compared to...

Taiwan IC suppliers to land more customized orders from China-based smartphone, tablet vendors

Jan 21, 15:16

Taiwan's IC suppliers for LCD driver ICs, accelerometers (G-sensors), light ambient light sensors and power management (PWM) ICs are expected to land more customized orders from China-based...

Digitimes Research: China tablet-use application processor shipments continue growing in 4Q13

Jan 21, 14:18

Shipments of tablet-use application processors in China grew 8.3% on quarter and 19.5% on year in the fourth quarter of 2013, driven by the launch of new chips for tablet vendors...

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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.

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    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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