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MediaTek reports robust November revenues

Stockwatch - Dec 7, 16:02

MediaTek has reported consolidated revenues of NT$20.96 billion (US$640 million) for November 2015, up 24.9% on year. The figure was also the third-highest record in the company's...

TSMC applies for 12-inch wafer fab and design service center in China

Dec 7, 15:29

TSMC today submitted an application to the Investment Commission of Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs for an investment project to build a wholly-owned 12-inch wafer manufacturing...

Global semiconductor sales increase in October, says SIA

Dec 7, 11:14

Worldwide sales of semiconductors reached US$29.0 billion for the month of October 2015, 1.9% higher than the previous month's total of US$28.4 billion and 2.5% lower than the October...

Sony and Toshiba sign definitive agreements for transfer of semiconductor fabrication facilities

Dec 7, 11:12

Based on the memorandum of understanding entered into between Sony and Toshiba on October 28, 2015, the parties have signed definitive agreements to transfer to Sony and to Sony Semiconductor...

IDM IC sales growth likely to outpace fabless in 2015, says IC Insights

Dec 4, 10:56

In 2010, for the first and only time on record thus far, IDM semiconductor sales growth (35%) outpaced fabless semiconductor company sales growth (29%), according to IC Insights....

MediaTek announces open-source development platform for IoT devices

Dec 4, 10:54

MediaTek Labs has announced the launch of the MediaTek LinkIt Smart 7688, a development platform enabling rapid development of advanced Wi-Fi based devices such as IP cameras, surveillance...

Adata chairman to buy Skymedi shares, says report

Dec 4, 10:51

Simon Chen, chairman for Taiwan-based memory module maker Adata Technology, will make an investment in Skymedi to hold a majority stake in the NAND flash device controller supplier,...

Skymedi axes two thirds of employees

Stockwatch - Dec 3, 16:12

NAND flash controller IC design house Skymedi has confirmed a report by the Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) that the company laid off almost two thirds of its...

Goodix to ramp up shipments of fingerprint, force touch sensors in 2016

Dec 3, 14:30

China-based IC design house Goodix expects sales of fingerprint sensors and force touch sensors to be the two growth drivers for the company in 2016. Taiwan-based MediaTek is one...

Egistec to list on Taiwan OTC

Dec 3, 11:25

Fingerprint sensor maker Egis Technology (Egistec) will be listed on the Taiwan over-the-counter (OTC) stock market as early as the end of December, according to the company.

Cadence unveils Virtuoso platform for 10nm processes

Dec 3, 11:19

Cadence Design Systems has announced the delivery of the new Virtuoso advanced-node platform that is enabled for all 10nm FinFET designs. This next-generation custom design platform...

Handset chip vendors to promote peripheral chips in 2016

Dec 1, 22:31

Handset chipset solution vendors, including Qualcomm, MediaTek and Spreadtrum Communications are likely to focus on promoting peripheral chips such as fast/wireless charging chips,...

More Taiwan firms step up development for large-size touchscreen ICs

Dec 1, 15:44

More Taiwan-based IC design houses have stepped up development of touchscreen controller ICs for large-size applications such as all-in-one (AIO) computers, and touch-enabled monitors...

Digitimes Research: Global application processor market to rise 8.5% in 2016

Nov 30, 23:09

The global market for application processors (AP) will rise 8.54% in 2016, according to Digitimes Research. Growth of demand for applications such as automotive electronics and smartwatches...

Taiwan notebook makers seeking lower chip quotes for 2016

Nov 27, 10:09

Taiwan-based notebook makers are demanding their chip providers lower quotes for 2016 so that cost structures can be improved amid less-favorable market conditions.

More China firms developing own ARM-based chips

Nov 26, 10:27

China-based ZTE has received a cash injection from the government enabling the company to accelerate the development of its own application processors, while Lenovo also intends to...

Himax obtains design-wins for smartphone-use force touch solutions

Nov 26, 10:06

Himax Technologies has gained design-wins for its multi-level force touch controller series from leading smartphone vendors for models to be launched in the first half of 2016, according...

Realtek IP camera chips enters BMW supply chain, says paper

Newswatch - Nov 24, 16:04

IP camera chips from Realtek Semiconductor reportedly have entered the supply chain of BMW's fisheye reversing camera systems, according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News...

IC designers eye business opportunity from force touch solutions

Nov 24, 15:56

More Taiwan-based IC design houses, including FocalTech Systems and Himax Technologies, have stepped up their efforts to develop force touch sensors as China-based smartphone vendors...

Targeting Taiwan IC sector: Q&A with Tsinghua Unigroup chairman Zhao Weiguo

Nov 23, 12:02

China-based Tsinghua Unigroup is currently riding high in the global semiconductor industry with a series of acquisitions totaling over US$10 billion in the past two years. Tsinghua...

Tsinghua Unigroup chairman Zhao Weiguo

Kionix announces 6-axis accel-gyro combo sensors

Nov 20, 10:52

Kionix has announced the mass production of its KXG03 6-axis accelerometer-gyroscope combo and the unveiling of two new flagship 6-axis accel-gyro combos: the KXG07 and the KXG08.

Macronix Quad SPI NOR flash chips power Xilinx UltraScale FPGAs

Nov 20, 10:32

Macronix International has announced a new high-performance Quad SPI NOR flash series - dubbed MX66U51235FME - for the Xilinx 7 series and UltraScale FPGAs. These FPGA's are geared...

Mouser adds TE USB Type-C receptacles to its lineup

Nov 19, 18:26

Mouser Electronics has announced that it is now stocking the USB Type-C receptacle from TE Connectivity (TE). This new mid-mount connector provides data, power, and audio/video connectivity...

ON Semiconductor to acquire Fairchild for US$2.4 billion

Nov 19, 10:39

ON Semiconductor and Fairchild Semiconductor International have entered into an agreement for ON Semiconductor to acquire Fairchild for US$20.00 per share in an all cash transaction...

Taiwan semiconductor production value to rise 4% in 2016, says IEK

Nov 18, 11:14

Taiwan's semiconductor industries are expected to generate total production value of NT$2.34 trillion (US$71.3 billion) in 2016, up 4.1% on year, according to the Industrial Economics...

Sony Mobile, LG reportedly to develop smartphone application processors in-house

Nov 18, 11:00

Sony Mobile Communications and LG Electronics reportedly will follow the steps of Apple, Samsung Electronics and Huawei to develop smartphone-use application processors in-house,...

Globalfoundries announces 14nm ASIC offering

Nov 17, 15:59

Globalfoundries has announced the availability of FX-14, an application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) offering built on the company's 14nm FinFET process technology. The FX-14...

Competition among SoC suppliers to heat up

Nov 17, 10:57

Competition among smartphone-use SoC providers is expected to heat up in 2016 as companies are gearing up for their new 8- or 10-core solution rollouts.

ALi, Pixart look to new products for 2016 growth

Nov 16, 21:47

IC design houses ALi and Pixart Imaging both expect the roll-outs of their new products to drive their overall business growth in 2016.

Analog IC vendor GMT see earnings surge 132% sequentially in 3Q15

Newswatch - Nov 16, 15:43

Analog IC vendor Global Mixed-mode Technology (GMT) saw its net profit soar 132% sequentially to NT$151 million (US$4.62 million) in the third quarter of 2015. The earnings translated...

MediaTek, HLMC announce tape-out of 28nm mobile chips

Nov 16, 11:04

MediaTek and Shanghai Huali Microelectronics (HLMC) have completed the tape-out of a 28nm mobile chip design, according to the China-based 12-inch foundry.

PCB supplier Chin-Poon posts quarterly earnings record for 3Q15

Newswatch - Nov 16, 10:26

PCB maker Chin-Poon Industrial saw its net profits increase 220% sequentially to a record high of NT$679 million (US$20.68 million) in the third quarter of 2015. The earnings translated...

Spreadtrum ready to roll out 1Xnm mobile chips in 2016, says CEO

Nov 16, 10:21

China's Spreadtrum Communications is looking to boost its handset-chip shipments in 2015, and is set to roll out its next-generation chips built using 14/16nm FinFET technologies...

Digitimes Research: Bosch to continue to lead STMicroelectronics as top MEMS device vendor in 2015

Nov 13, 16:04

While Robert Bosch is expected to continue to lead rival STMicroelectronics in sales of MEMS devices for the third consecutive year in 2015, the two companies have both accelerated...

Samsung unveils Exynos 8890 processor built using 14nm FinFET process

Nov 13, 12:03

Samsung Electronics has announced the newest member of its Exynos family of application processors, the Exynos 8 Octa 8890. This chip is Samsung's second premium AP built on 14nm...

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    Silego SLG46531V GPAK 5

    Silego Technology has announced the fifth generation of GreenPAK (GPAK) programmable mixed-signal ICs. This latest generation device, including Silego's new Asynchronous State Machine...

    Photo: Company, Jan 13.

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    Samsung Bio-Processor

    Samsung Electronics has announced it is mass producing an all-in-one advanced system logic chip for the health-oriented wearables market, the Bio-Processor. The Samsung Bio-Processor...

    Photo: Company, Jan 5.

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    Silicon Labs introduces new dual-mode Bluetooth smart ready module

    Silicon Labs unveiled a dual-mode Bluetooth Smart Ready module solution for embedded developers to integrate both Bluetooth Smart and Bluetooth Basic Rate/Enhanced Data Rate (BR/EDR)...

    Photo: Company, Jun 9.

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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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