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Taiwan OSAT firms busy packaging AMD GPUs for new iMacs

Oct 23, 15:42

While Apple has started to release more orders to AMD for high-end GPUs needed for new iMac series since September 2017, Taiwan-based outsourced semiconductor assembly and test (OSAT)...

Taiwan foundries seeing brisk demand from fabless firms

Oct 20, 15:46

Taiwan-based IC foundries including 8-inch ones have seen orders from their local fabless clients grow, which would indicate a particularly strong fourth quarter for Taiwan's IC industry,...

IC Insights raises 2017 IC market forecast to 22% growth

Oct 19, 14:28

IC Insights has raised its IC market growth rate forecast for 2017 to 22%, up 6pp from its previous estimate of 16% growth.

MediaTek to post slight decrease in 4Q17 revenues

Oct 19, 11:37

MediaTek is expected to post a slight sequential decrease in consolidated revenues for the fourth quarter of 2017, with gross margin to stay flat, according to industry sources.

Samsung completes qualification of 8LPP process

Oct 19, 11:21

Samsung Electronics' 8nm FinFET process technology, the 8LPP (Low Power Plus), has been qualified and is ready for production, according to the company.

Goodix obtains fingerprint sensor orders for new Huawei devices

Oct 18, 14:47

Goodix Technology has obtained fingerprint sensor orders from Huawei for the newly-unveiled Mate 10 devices, according to the China-based IC design house.

HiSilicon seeking second-source supplier for 7nm chips

Oct 18, 14:34

HiSilicon Technologies is seeking a second-source supplier for the fabrication of its 7nm chips, with Samsung Electronics, Globalfoundries and Intel striving for orders from the China-based...

SEMI forecasts record silicon wafer shipments

Oct 17, 15:01

Worldwide shipments of polished and epitaxial silicon wafers are forecast to total 11.448 billion square inches in 2017, exceeding the market high set in 2016, according to SEMI.

Yield rates for iPhone X components improving

Oct 17, 11:00

Yield rates for certain iPhone X components have improved and become more stable, and shipments of the smartphone are set to grow substantially after October, according to sources...

iPhone X components supply has become stable

Taiwan peripheral suppliers to benefit from rising wireless charging market demand

Oct 16, 15:58

As wireless charging is set to gain popularity following the adoption of Qi wireless charging standard of the Wireless Power Consortium (WPC) by both the latest iPhone devices and...

Latest iPhone with wireless charging function

KYEC obtains key backend orders from MediaTek

Oct 16, 13:24

Testing house King Yuan Electronics (KYEC) has obtained orders for MediaTek's major products for 2018, including 12nm mobile SoCs, and chips solutions for voice assistant devices...

Samsung vice chairman Oh-Hyun Kwon to resign

Oct 16, 11:05

Samsung Electronics has announced vice chairman Oh-Hyun Kwon plans to resign as the head of the company's device solutions business and will not seek re-election as a member of the...

ON Semi looking to fully own Fujitsu fab

Oct 13, 10:58

Fujitsu Semiconductor and ON Semiconductor have announced an agreement that ON Semi will purchase a 30% incremental share of Fujitsu's 8-inch wafer fab in Aizu-Wakamatsu, Japan, resulting...

Gartner raises 2017 chip market growth forecast again

Oct 13, 10:56

Worldwide semiconductor revenues are forecast to reach US$411.1 billion in 2017, an increase of 19.7% from 2016, according to Gartner. This represents the strongest growth since the...

ACTT complete IoT solutions available on SMIC 55nm eFlash platform

Oct 13, 10:54

Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) and Chengdu Analog Circuit Technology (ACTT) have jointly announced the availability of ACTT's analog IP solutions on SMIC's 55nm...

Chipbond posts record 3Q17 revenues

Oct 13, 10:52

Chipbond Technology's consolidated revenues climbed to a record high of about NT$5 billion (US$165.3 million) in the third quarter of 2017. Market watchers expect the company to post...

Taiwan IC designers to rely on emerging markets for 4Q17 growth

Oct 13, 10:45

Taiwan-based IC design houses have seen orders from China's smartphone market slow down, but orders from vendors launching handsets in emerging markets like India have surged recently,...

Himax reportedly supplying WLO chips for iPhone X face ID

Oct 12, 15:10

Fabless IC firm Himax Technologies has begun shipments of chips based on wafer-level optics (WLO) technology to Apple, according to industry sources. The solution is reportedly a...

Global tablet AP market returns to growth after 2 years of decline, says Strategy Analytics

Oct 12, 14:42

After two consecutive years of decline, the global tablet applications processor (AP) market returned to growth and registered a 5% year-over-year growth to reach US$984 million in...

Wireless charging: Q&A with Steven Tateosian, director of IoT and Security Solutions at NXP

Oct 12, 13:42

The launch of Apple's iPhone 8 and iPhone X has highlighted wireless charging, a function that will also be featured in other smartphine vendors' upcoming models. However, besides...

NXP's Director of IoT and Security Solutions Steven Tateosian,

Morris Chang sees hurdle for semiconductor development in China

Oct 12, 13:20

While China is aggressively accelerating the development of its semiconductor industry, a hidden barrier will gradually surface to affect its development, in that many countries will...

Morris Chang, chairman of TSMC

Qualcomm faces antitrust fine in Taiwan

Oct 12, 11:40

Taiwan's Fair Trade Commission (FTC) has concluded an investigation into wireless chipmaker Qualcomm, finding that certain of the company's business practices are in violation of...

Qualcomm says it will appeal the FTC ruling

Pure-play foundries boosting presence in China

Oct 12, 10:58

With the rise of fabless IC companies in China, demand for foundry services in the country has also increased. In total, pure-play foundry sales in China are expected to increase...

Global semiconductor sales increase 4% in August, says SIA

Oct 12, 10:52

Worldwide sales of semiconductors reached US$35 billion for the month of August 2017, an increase of 4% compared to the previous month's total of US$33.6 billion and a 23.9% jump...

WPG reports increased revenues for September

Oct 11, 17:04

WPG Holdings has reported consolidated revenues of NT$51.257 billion (US$1.7 billion) for September 2017, representing a 3.52% increase on month and 0.57% increase on year.

Service-oriented corporate culture counts most in foundry sector, says Morris Chang

Oct 11, 14:43

Once describing Intel and Samsung Electronics as "700-pound gorillas" when commenting on his company's two major competitors, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) chairman...

Morris Chang, chairman of TSMC

Dialog to acquire Silego

Oct 6, 13:53

Dialog Semiconductor, a provider of integrated power management, AC/DC power conversion, charging, and low power connectivity technology, has announced it has signed a definitive...

Realtek revenues increase in September

Oct 5, 15:51

Realtek Semiconductor has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.923 billion (US$129.29 million) for September 2017, representing a 9.07% increase on month and 7.48% increase on ye...

Elan reports increased revenues for September

Oct 5, 15:51

Elan Microelectronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$750 million (US$24.72 million) for September 2017, representing a 1.35% increase on month and 12.6% increase on year.

TSMC 3nm fab plan to create huge biz opportunities for supply chains

Oct 5, 14:06

The decision made by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing (TSMC) to build its 3nm wafer fab in the Southern Taiwan Science Park has won acclaims from both member firms of the TSMC Grand...

MediaTek to conduct interoperability tests with SoftBank for NB-IoT development in Japan

Oct 3, 14:29

MediaTek has announced it will conduct a series of interoperability tests of NarrowBand IoT connectivity (NB-IoT) with SoftBank in the first quarter of 2018 to pave the way for development...

MediaTek regains smartphone AP market share in China

Oct 2, 15:53

MediaTek's revenues for the fourth quarter of 2017 are likely to be the highest level for the year as the chipset vendor has managed to recapture more share in China's smartphone...

More supply chain makers vying for growing smart speaker market

Sep 29, 15:08

More supply chains for AI-based voice assistant devices and smart speakers have begun to emerge as nearly all heavyweight tech companies including Google, Apple, Samsung Electronics,...

SMIC, Sanechips announce NB-IoT solution

Sep 29, 10:48

Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) and Sanechips Technology (formerly ZTE Microelectronics Technology) have announced the launch of RoseFinch7100, which the companies...

Backend firm Lingsen enjoys strong orders for MEMS microphones

Sep 28, 14:49

Taiwan-based backend service company Lingsen Precision Industries has enjoyed brisk orders for MEMS microphones for use in smart speakers and voice assistants, according to industry...

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  • ST+PWD13F60+

    ST PWD13F60

    STMicroelectronics' PWD13F60 system-in-package (SiP) contains a complete 600V/8A single-phase MOSFET full bridge in a 13mm x 11mm outline, saving bill-of-materials costs and board...

    Photo: Company, Dec 5.

  • Infineon+IRPS5401

    Infineon IRPS5401

    Infineon Technologies has launched the IRPS5401, a five-output point of load (POL) digital voltage regulator for FPGAs, ASICs, and other multi-rail power systems. The IRPS5401has...

    Photo: Company, Nov 7.

  • Samsung+ISOCELL+image+sensors

    Samsung ISOCELL image sensors

    Samsung Electronics has introduced two new ISOCELL image sensors: 1.28-micrometer 12-megapixel ISOCELL Fast 2L9 with Dual Pixel technology, and ultra-small 0.9-microemter 24-megapixel...

    Photo: Company, Oct 17.

  • TI+DLP+LightCrafter+Display

    TI DLP LightCrafter Display

    Texas Instruments (TI) has developed a new 0.2-inch DLP2000 chipset and US$99 DLP LightCrafter Display 2000 evaluation module (EVM), making it more affordable to leverage DLP technology...

    Photo: Company, Sep 15.

  • Nextchip+Apache4

    Nextchip Apache4

    CEVA, a licensor of signal processing IP for smart connected devices, has announced that Nextchip, a fabless company specializing in embedded vision applications for ADAS systems,...

    Photo: Company, Sep 15.

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Global notebook shipment forecast, 2017 and beyond
  • China AMOLED panel capacity expansion forecast, 2016-2020

    This Digitimes Research Special Report examines the China AMOLED industry, focusing on the expansion capacity of the makers, the current implementation plans of major smartphone vendors in the market and the technological hurdles faced by the China makers.

  • Global AP demand forecast, 2017-2020

    Digitimes Research expects global AP shipments to surpass the 1.9 billion mark in 2017, with smartphones remaining the main application. Qualcomm will be leading the market in 2017, as other players continue playing catch up and scramble for funds to invest in more diverse applications.

  • Global notebook shipment forecast, 2017 and beyond

    This Digitimes Special Report examines key factors in the notebook industry, including products, vendors and ODMs, that will affect total shipments in 2017 and through 2021.