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China holds 9 spots among top-50 fabless IC firms, says IC Insights

Jan 12, 11:15

There were nine China-based companies among the top-50 fabless companies in 2014 as compared to only one company in 2009, according to IC Insights.

MediaTek reports record sales for 2014

Jan 12, 11:12

MediaTek saw its sales climb to a record high of NT$213.06 billion (US$6.68 billion) in 2014, buoyed by strong demand for smartphone chips.

Kingston uses Marvell controllers for PCIe SSD

Jan 12, 11:10

Kingston Technology has adopted Marvell's controller ICs for its high-end PCIe SSD series set for launch in February 2015, according to the memory module vendor.

Digitimes Research: Production value of Taiwan IC design industry rallies 14.8% on year in 2014

Jan 12, 10:57

The production value of Taiwan's IC design industry reached NT$541.9 billion (US$16.98 billion) in 2014, representing an on-year growth of 14.8%, higher than the 11.7% growth recorded...

Realtek sees December revenues drop

Stockwatch - Jan 9, 14:54

Realtek Semiconductor has reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.489 billion (US$77.78 million) for December 2014, representing a 3.22% drop on month and 2.02% drop on year.

Fingerprint sensor prices likely to fall below US$5 in 2015, say sources

Jan 9, 14:20

With China- and Taiwan-based suppliers eager to expand their presence, prices of fingerprint sensors are likely to fall below US$5 in 2015, according to industry sources.

New Wintel hard to drive PC replacement, say Taiwan makers

Jan 9, 12:06

Although Windows 10 and Intel's 14nm-based Skylake CPUs are both expected to launch in the third quarter, sources from the upstream supply chain are conservative about the new Wintel...

Phison contracts UMC to make 55nm flash drive controllers

Jan 9, 10:34

Phison Electronics will adopt United Microelectronics' (UMC) 55nm process for the production of its PS2251-08 controller ICs for flash drives set to roll out in 2015, according to...

CES 2015: MediaTek announces TV SoC for Sony Android TVs

Newswatch - Jan 8, 14:56

MediaTek has announced its smartTV SoC chip for use in the first Sony Android TV incorporating Sony's picture-quality algorithm, enabling Android 5.0 Lollipop software.

MediaTek intros new chip for wearable devices

Jan 8, 00:59

MediaTek has announced its MT2601 SoC for wearable devices based on Google's Android Wear software. By enabling Android Wear on MT2601, MediaTek is offering a comprehensive platform...

Elan Microelectronics reports increase in December revenues

Stockwatch - Jan 7, 12:20

Elan Microelectronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$645 million (US$20.17 million) for December 2014, representing a 10.05% increase on month and 5.02% increase on year.

Worldwide semiconductor revenues grow 7.9% in 2014, says Gartner

Jan 7, 11:08

Worldwide semiconductor revenues totaled US$339.8 billion in 2014, a 7.9% increase from US$315 billion in 2013, according to preliminary results by Gartner. The top-25 semiconductor...

Silicon Motion reportedly grabs SSD controller orders from Intel, SanDisk and Micron

Jan 7, 10:56

Silicon Motion Technology, a developer of NAND flash device controllers, has obtained orders for SSDs from Intel, SanDisk and Micron Technology, according to industry sources. New...

IC designers ordering 8-inch wafer capacity in advance

Jan 6, 22:11

Fabless IC firms have decided to place orders for 8-inch wafer capacity for the year's hot seasons in the first quarter of 2015, as they anticipate 8-inch foundry capacity will remain...

China to soon complete antitrust probe on Qualcomm

Jan 6, 21:56

The China government is expected to complete its antitrust probe on Qualcomm's sales of handset solutions in China soon. But it would be difficult for the China government to come...

MEMSensing, SMIC introduce 3-axis accelerometer

Jan 6, 11:43

China-based MEMSensing Microsystems and Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) have jointly introduced what the companies claim is the world's smallest 3-axis acceleromet...

Global semiconductor sales through November outpace 2013 level, says SIA

Jan 6, 10:53

Worldwide sales of semiconductors for November 2014 reached US$29.7 billion, an increase of 9.1% from a year ago when sales were US$27.2 billion, according to SIA. Compared to the...

Silicon Motion reportedly hires former SK Hynix executive

Jan 6, 10:51

Silicon Motion Technology, a designer of NAND flash memory controllers, has reportedly hired a former SK Hynix senior VP to develop new strategies for the company for the next 5-10...

Digitimes Research: Nvidia steps up efforts for GPU licensing

Jan 5, 15:55

To find new outlets for its GPU business, Nvidia has started licensing its GPU architecture to other application processor (AP) designers. Kepler was the first GPU platform Nvidia...

TSMC advises clients to order in advance

Dec 30, 22:13

TSMC has advised its IC design clients to place wafer orders in advance so that they can secure a steady supply during the peak season and meet demand in time, according to industry...

Chip vendors to roll out 8-core and 64-bit processors for high-end tablets in 2015

Dec 30, 14:45

Chipset vendors are expected to focus on rolling out 8-core and 64-bit-enabled solutions for high-end tablets in 2015 as brand tablet vendors are upgrading the hardware specifications...

First-tier analog IC suppliers eye sales rebound in 2015

Dec 26, 15:57

Taiwan-based first-tier analog IC design houses, including Richtek Technology, Global Mixed-mode Technology (GMT) and Macroblock are likely to see a strong rebound in sales in 2015,...

IC design service firms partnering with foundry houses to solicit orders for advanced processes

Dec 24, 22:59

Taiwan-based Global Unichip and Alchip Technologies, two IC design service companies partnered with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), have stepped up efforts to lure...

Shipments of USB 3.1 peripherals and chips to take off in 1H15

Dec 24, 22:49

Shipments of PC peripherals and chips supporting USB 3.1 standards are set to take off in the first half of 2015 due to the support of USB 3.1 interfaces by Microsoft, Intel, Apple...

Digitimes Research: China to become large predator for IC businesses during 2016-2020

Dec 23, 16:06

While related policies and regulations chartered to the development of semiconductor industry in China, as defined in the nation's 13th Five-Year Plan for the period from 2016 to...

MediaTek shipments for 4G smartphones to hike

Dec 23, 14:16

MediaTek's shipments of 4G LTE chips for 2014 are set to reach 30-40 million units, a China Business News (CBN) report cited Aaron Chang, head of the company's China operations,...

Global semiconductor market set for strongest growth in four years in 2014, says IHS

Dec 23, 11:02

Worldwide semiconductor market revenues are on track to achieve a 9.4% expansion in 2014, with broad-based growth across multiple chip segments driving the best industry performance...

Faraday and Fresco Logic jointly develop 55nm USB 3.1 host controller, says report

Stockwatch - Dec 23, 10:37

IC design service provider Faraday Technology and Fresco Logic, a fabless semiconductor company delivering SuperSpeed USB connectivity solutions, have jointly developed a 55nm USB...

China handset supply chain to delay IC purchases till 2Q15, say sources

Dec 22, 16:30

China-based handset makers and suppliers in the supply chain have adopted a wait-and-see attitude toward the purchases of ICs and other parts as telecom operators there are unlikely...

QuickLogic partners with Nordic Semiconductor on wearable sensor hub evaluation kit

Dec 19, 18:21

QuickLogic recently announced the availability of the TAG-N Wearable Sensor Hub evaluation kit that supports a direct connection to a Nordic Semiconductor nRF51 DK, which is Nordic's...

Internet of Things stimulates MEMS market, says IHS

Dec 19, 11:00

The explosive expansion of the Internet of things (IoT) is driving rapid demand growth for microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) devices in areas including asset-tracking systems,...

Qualcomm, MediaTek to diversify foundry sources, say industry watchers

Dec 19, 10:56

Qualcomm will contract both Samsung Electronics and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) to manufacture its 1Xnm chips, whereas MediaTek is also likely to have more than...

SMIC builds Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 chips using 28nm

Dec 18, 21:59

Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) and Qualcomm have achieved a major milestone in the fabrication of 28nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processors, according to the companies...

Globalfoundries and Cadence deliver first SoC enablement solution featuring ARM Cortex-A17 processor in 28nm-SLP process

Dec 18, 21:58

Cadence Design Systems and Globalfoundries have jointly announced the delivery of quad-core silicon built around the ARM Cortex-A17 processor implemented using Globlfoundries' 28nm...

IC design houses gearing up for 64-bit smartphone boom

Dec 18, 14:39

With Android phone makers pushing for migration to 64 bit architecture, chip suppliers including Qualcomm and MediaTek are set to introduce new quad- and 8-core 64-bit solutions in...

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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.

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    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.

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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...

    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.

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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...

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