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Global semiconductor production edges down sequentially in 1Q14, says WSTS

May 28, 12:01

Global sales of semiconductor products totaled US$78.5 billion in the first quarter of 2014, down 1.8% sequentially but up 11.4% on year, according to data compiled by WSTS.

IC design houses see earnings improve in 1Q14

May 27, 22:20

Most Taiwan-based IC design houses have seen their gross margins improve in the first quarter of 2014 thanks to the adoption of advanced manufacturing processes and steady chip prices,...

MediaTek to roll out 20nm chips in 1H15

May 27, 21:49

MediaTek will begin to produce its next-generation 64-bit, 8-core smartphone solutions using a 20nm process at Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) in the first half...

3S to continue operating in the red in 2Q14

May 27, 15:57

NAND flash drive controller IC and MEMS microphone chip provider Solid State System (3S) is expected to continue to operate in the red in the second quarter of 2014, according to...

Digitimes Research: Tablet AP shipments in China increase 11.2% sequentially in 2Q14

May 27, 14:53

Shipments of tablet-use application processors (AP) in China grew 11.2% sequentially and 40% on year in the second quarter of 2014, buoyed by a rebound in demand for tablets in the...

Freescale sales, market share growing faster than industry average, says company CEO

May 26, 21:59

Freescale Semiconductor has recently channeled over 90% of its resources to focus on the development of five strategic product groups, driving Freescale's sales and market share to...

Freescale CEO Gregg Lowe

Foundry houses, IC design vendors vying for fingerprint sensor orders

May 26, 15:11

Wafer foundry houses as well as more Taiwan-based IC vendors will vie for the growing fingerprint identification sensor orders from the smartphone sector in the second half of 2014,...

Taiwan-based IC design houses eager to develop chips for wearable devices

May 22, 13:53

Taiwan-based IC design houses have been eager to develop chips, including customized IC parts, for wearable devices, while international IC players are more conservative about the...

Demand for 4G chips, smartphones to accelerate in 2H14, says Qualcomm Taiwan executive

May 21, 15:17

Demand for 4G LTE-enabled chips as well as smartphones is expected to grow robustly in 2014 with the growth pace to accelerate in the second half of the year, according to Eddie Chang,...

MediaTek to see revenues dip 15% sequentially in May

May 21, 11:55

MediaTek is expected to see its revenues slip 15% sequentially to NT$15-16 billion (US$497.41-530.57 million) in May as clients in China have reduced their orders for the month after...

MediaTek unlikely to roll out chipset platforms supporting Windows Phone in 2014

May 20, 21:43

MediaTek is unlikely to roll out smartphone chipset platforms supporting Windows Phone in the short term as the Taiwan-based solution vendor has given the priority to ramp up its...

Qualcomm to begin volume production of 8-core Snapdragon 615 chips soon

May 20, 10:54

Qualcomm will begin volume production of its first 8-core CPU, the Snapdragon 615, soon and plans to unveil its 64-bit 8-core 810-series and 6-core 808-series products before year-end...

MediaTek facing challenges in maturing China AP market

May 19, 16:45

With the China smartphone market maturing, application processor (AP) providers are facing new challenges to increase their market share. According to the latest Digitimes Research...

Some IC design houses see orders declining in May

May 16, 12:15

A number of IC design houses, including MediaTek, FocalTech Systems, Richtek Technology and On-Bright Electronics, have reported a slowdown in orders from the supply chain in China...

Qualcomm to promote 4G solutions at QRD 2014

May 15, 15:01

Qualcomm will hold its annual event, Qualcomm Reference Design (QRD) 2014 in Shenzhen, China on May 15. Participants will include Taiwan-based FocalTech Systems, Himax Technologies...

LED driver IC vendor Macroblock reports earnings for 1Q14

Newswatch - May 15, 11:52

LED driver IC vendor Macroblock has reported net profits of NT$34.44 million (US$1.14 million) for the first quarter of 2014, increasing 10.6% sequentially and 79% on year. The earnings...

China market: Sales of 4G LTE smartphones to reach 160-200 million units in 2014, says MediaTek

May 13, 21:44

The market for 4G LTE smartphones in China is expected to reach 160-200 million units in 2014, MediaTek has estimated. The solution vendor plans to launch its first 8-core 4G chip,...

KYEC posts strong earnings for 1Q14

Newswatch - May 13, 15:11

IC backend service company King Yuan Electronics (KYEC) has reported net profits of NT$431 million (US$14.26 million) for the first quarter of 2014, up 13.1% sequentially and 20.4%...

Pixart Imaging expects gesture sensor shipments to take off in 2H14

May 12, 21:47

Taiwan-based CMOS and imaging sensor design house Pixart Imaging has won adoption of gesture sensors from South Korea-based smartphone vendor Pantech and expects shipments of such...

WPG revenues rise in April

Stockwatch - May 12, 16:00

WPG has reported consolidated revenues of NT$39.377 billion (US$1.31 billion) for April 2014, representing a 1.89% increase on month and 13.86% increase on year.

Taiwan PC IC designers conservative about 2Q14

May 9, 14:09

Taiwan-based PC IC design houses are generally conservative about the prospects for second quarter of 2014, expecting their sales to grow 5-10% on average for the quarter, according...

TSMC extends 28nm production lead time to 16 weeks

May 9, 11:24

The lead time for production of 28nm chips at Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has extended from 10 to 16 weeks, pushing clients to look for alternative suppliers,...

MediaTek April revenues hit record for 3rd straight month

May 9, 10:13

MediaTek has reported consolidated revenues of NT$19.1 billion (US$631 million) for April 2014, hitting a monthly record for the third consecutive month. The figures also represented...

LCD driver IC suppliers looking for additional capacity at foundry houses

May 8, 14:08

LCD driver IC suppliers plan to snap up more capacity at wafer foundry houses due to tight production schedules at most foundries' 8-inch fabs, according to industry sources.

Digitimes Research: China smartphone application processor shipments to grow 13.6% sequentially in 2Q14

May 8, 10:39

Shipments of smartphone application processors in the China market are expected to grow 13.6% sequentially and 10.9% on year in the second quarter of 2014, according to Digitimes...

Richwave looks to 30% increase in Wi-Fi component revenues in 2014

May 7, 16:18

RF component maker Richwave expects sales of its Wi-Fi components to grow over 30% on year in 2014, buoyed by growing demand for 802.11ac-enabled devices.

Taiwan-based IC suppliers scooping up orders from China

May 7, 15:39

Taiwan-based suppliers of ambient light sensors, LCD driver ICs, analog ICs, touch controller ICs and niche memory chips are set to enjoy booming sales in 2014 thanks to increasing...

Novatek looks strong sequential revenue growth in 2Q14

May 7, 14:29

Novatek Microelectronics expects its sales to grow 16.0-20.7% sequentially to NT$12.3-12.8 billion (US$40.8542.51 million) in the second quarter of 2014, buoyed by increasing shipments...

MediaTek adding more 28nm chip orders at TSMC, UMC due to production defects at Globalfoundries

May 6, 21:54

MediaTek reportedly has been adding more 28nm chip orders at Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) and United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) due to production defects...

IC design house Parade sees 1Q14 revenues double on-year

Newswatch - May 6, 14:54

Mixed-signal IC design house Parade Technologies has reported consolidated revenues of US$44.5 million for the first quarter of 2014, down 18.4% sequentially but up 112.7% on year.

Digitimes Research: Smartphone application processor shipments in China dip over 4% sequentially in 1Q14

May 6, 10:38

Shipments of smartphone-use application processors in China slid 4.2% sequentially but grew 10.8% on year in the first quarter of 2014, according to Digitimes Research.

WT Microelectronics sees increased 1Q14 gross margins

May 5, 22:34

Taiwan-based IC and electronic component distributor WT Microelectronics saw gross margins of 5.91% for the first quarter of 2014, a rise by 0.19 percentage points on quarter and...

MediaTek expects revenues to grow 12-20% in 2Q14

Newswatch - May 5, 11:22

MediaTek expects its consolidated revenues to grow 12-20% sequentially to NT$51.5-55.2 billion (US$1.71-1.83 billion) in the second quarter of 2014, according to company president...

Digitimes Research: Taiwan IC design industry maintains momentum in 1Q14

May 2, 12:38

The production value of Taiwan's IC design industry totaled NT$119.52 billion (US$3.96 billion) in the first quarter of 2014, down 4% sequentially but up 19.7% from a year earlier,...

Silicon Motion 1Q14 performance beats guidance

Apr 30, 14:50

Silicon Motion Technology has announced net sales of US$52.8 million for the first quarter of 2014, increasing 1% from the previous quarter, and beating its guidance for a flat performance...

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