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Testing company KYEC looks to handset chips, auto IC and CMOS image sensors for 2017 growth

Jan 5, 10:33

Testing company King Yuan Electronics (KYEC) expects to continue benefiting from continued robust demand for handset ICs, automotive-related chips and CMOS image sensors, company...

Global chip sales rise 7% in November, says SIA

Jan 5, 10:23

Worldwide sales of semiconductors reached US$31 billion for November 2016, an increase of 7.4% from the November 2015 total of US$28.9 billion and 2% more than the October 2016 total...

Faraday sells security control business to Novatek

Jan 4, 10:53

IC design service provider Faraday Technoloy and Novatek Microelectronics, a supplier of LCD driver ICs and TV SoC solutions, have reached an agreement under which Novatek will acquire...

TSMC 7nm ready for customer tape-outs in 2Q17, says report

Newswatch - Jan 3, 15:29

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has moved to qualify its more advanced 7nm FinFET technology, which will be ready for customer tape-outs in the second quarter of...

Qualcomm, Meizu sign 3G/4G global patent license agreement

Dec 30, 16:10

Qualcomm and Meizu Technology have announced they have reached a patent license agreement whereby Qualcomm grants Meizu a worldwide royalty-bearing patent license to develop, manufacture...

PWM IC vendor Leadtrend sees sales growth

Newswatch - Dec 30, 15:02

Power management (PWM) IC vendor Leadtrend Technology has seen its sales continue to gain momentum recently as the company's PWM ICs have found the way into the supply chains of Sony's...

On-Bright to see revenues hit NT$1 billion in 4Q16

Newswatch - Dec 29, 13:39

Analog IC vendor On-Bright Electronics is expected to see its revenues reach NT$1 billion (US$30.96 million) in the fourth quarter of 2016 thanks to orders from the smartphone sector...

Egistec to swing back to profitability in 2016, says paper

Newswatch - Dec 29, 13:38

Taiwan-based fingerprint sensor supplier Egis Technology (Egistec) is expected to swing back to profitability in 2016 as the earnings it is expected to generate in the fourth quarter...

Global Unichip opens new office in the Netherlands

Dec 29, 09:34

IC design services provider Global Unichip has announced the opening of a new office in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, in a move to actively expand its business in Europe.

Qualcomm, Gionee sign 3G/4G patent license agreement

Dec 28, 21:27

Qualcomm and Gionee Communication Equipment have entered into a new 3G and 4G patent license agreement for China, according to the companies.

Etron looks to new products for future growth

Dec 28, 16:07

Etron Technology has been engaged in the development of new product lines since 2014, eyeing opportunities in emerging market segments such as AR, VR and UAVs, according to Nicky...

Lite-On Semi ramping GPP diode shipments to China, says paper

Newswatch - Dec 28, 15:33

Lite-On Semiconductor, a maker of discrete and analog IC components, has been ramping up shipments of its GPP (glass passivated package) diodes to the smartphone sector in China,...

Himax announces 5.5MP BSI image sensor for computer vision and NIR imaging applications

Dec 27, 21:56

Himax Imaging, a subsidiary of Himax Technologies, has announced the HM5530 UltraSenseIR product, a low-power and low-noise 5.5-megapixel backside-illuminated (BSI) CMOS image sensor...

MediaTek 1Q17 revenues likely to drop 10%

Dec 27, 15:06

MediaTek is expected to post an about 10% sequential decrease in revenues for the first quarter of 2017, as a result of seasonal factors, according to industry sources.

Commentary: Implications of former TSMC executive serving as independent director at SMIC

Dec 23, 15:44

The catchup being played by China-based Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) to the rank of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has moved one step further...

AUO, Novatek, Chipbond to benefit from Sharp decision to stop supplying panels to Samsung, says report

Newswatch - Dec 23, 12:08

Taiwan flat panel maker AU Optronics (AUO), LCD driver IC supplier Novatek Microelectronics and driver IC packaging firm Chipbond Technology will benefit from Sharp's decision to...

Foundries 10nm yield rates lower-than-expected

Dec 23, 11:20

Both Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company's (TSMC) and Samsung's 10nm processes have reached lower-than-expected yield rates, according to industry sources.

FocalTech to ship 4 million TDDI solutions a month in 1Q17, says paper

Newswatch - Dec 22, 15:57

FocalTech Systems is expected to ship up to four million TDDI (touch with display driver IC) solutions a month on average in the first quarter of 2017, up from three million units...

TDK to acquire InvenSense for US$1.3 billion

Dec 21, 23:08

TDK and InvenSense have entered into a definitive agreement wherein TDK agrees to acquire all outstanding InvenSense shares for cash at US$13.00 per InvenSense share, for a total...

MediaTek dismisses report of cut in 10nm chip orders

Dec 21, 11:19

MediaTek has dismissed a recent Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) report indicating the company plans to cut its 10nm chip orders by nearly 50%.

Cypress shipping MCUs based on eCT embedded flash memory manufactured at UMC

Dec 20, 11:36

Cypress Semiconductor has begun volume shipments of microcontrollers (MCUs) containing its proprietary 40nm embedded charge-trap (eCT) flash manufactured at United Microelectronics...

Phison posts strong profits for January-November

Stockwatch - Dec 20, 11:20

Phison Electronics' pre-tax profits totaled NT$5.05 billion (US$157.6 million) for the first 11 months of 2016, with a pre-tax EPS reaching NT$25.60, according to the flash device...

Phison to start shipping UFS solutions in 1Q17

Dec 19, 15:37

Taiwan-based Phison Electronics has announced it will start shipping solutions for UFS 2.1 NAND flash storage devices in the first quarter of 2017.

NCKU, MediaTek cooperate to help Tainan City in dengue fever control

Dec 19, 12:04

National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) and MediaTek on December 15 announced cooperation to establish a joint laboratory for smart citywide disease control, with thirr first plan to...

Number of chipmakers using 300mm wafers less than half those using 200mm wafers, says IC Insights

Dec 16, 16:06

Prior to 2008, 200mm wafers were used in more cases for manufacturing ICs than any other wafer size. However, since 2008, the majority of IC fabrication has taken place on 300mm wafers,...

Taiwan IT players showcasing Windows 10 innovations at WinHEC 2017 Taiwan

Dec 16, 14:22

Taiwan-based industrial PC (IPC) makers and chip designers demonstrated their latest Windows 10 smart solutions at Microsoft's WinHEC Taiwan event from December 14-15.

Faraday announces 55nm eFlash-based ASIC solution

Dec 16, 10:20

Faraday Technology has announced its 55nm eFlash-based ASIC solution is ready to support better MCU performance, and has already achieved multiple design wins for products such as...

PC vendors trying out Qualcomm/Windows products

Dec 15, 11:30

With Microsoft's recent announcement of adding support to Qualcomm's processor solutions in Windows 10, sources from the upstream supply chain have pointed out that many brand vendors...

InvenSense EIS solution adopted by Oppo

Dec 15, 10:12

InvenSense, a provider of MEMS sensors, has announced its electronic image stabilization (EIS) solution adopted for the recently-released Oppo R9S and R9S Plus smartphones.

Synaptics announces optical-based fingerprint sensors for smartphones

Dec 14, 21:52

Synaptics has announced a new family of Natural ID biometric authentication solutions that leverage high-performance, highly secure optical-based fingerprint sensors for smartphones...

FocalTech November revenues fall to 9-month low

Dec 13, 22:00

IC design house FocalTech Systems saw its November revenues fall to a nine-month low of NT$870 million (US$27.4 million).

RDA striving to provide 4G RF PA modules across all key platforms

Dec 12, 10:24

RDA Microelectronics, a provider of radio-frequency and mixed-signal chips in China, has been working closely with key chipset providers in the mobile handset market to certify its...

WPG, WT Micro November revenues increase

Stockwatch - Dec 12, 10:22

Taiwan-based IC distributors WPG Holdings and WT Microelectronics have reported November revenues increased 7.1% and 4%, respectively, on month.

IC distributor Edom to post double-digit revenue growth in 4Q16

Dec 9, 14:24

Taiwan-based Edom Technology, which distributes products for brands such as Nvidia, NXP and SanDisk, is expected to post double-digit on-year growth in consolidated revenues for the...

Holtek, Sonix November revenues increase

Dec 9, 11:30

Holtek Semiconductor, which designs and develops standard microcontrollers (MCU) and consumer electronics IC solutions, has reported consolidated revenues for November 2016 increased...

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  • SunPower to set up PV module joint-venture in China, say reports

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  • Fraunhofer ISE reaches 21.9% efficiency for N-type polycrystalline solar cells

    Before Going to Press | 9h 25min ago

  • TSMC on track to move 5nm to risk production in 1H19

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  • AMOLED penetration of smartphones estimated at over 27% in 2017

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  • Arcadyan Technology posts 2016 net EPS of NT$7.19

    Before Going to Press | 9h 29min ago

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    Samsung Electronics has announced mass production of the Exynos 7 Dual 727 mobile application processor (AP) designed specifically for wearable devices with 14nm FinFET process technology...

    Photo: Company, Oct 18.

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    Samsung 14nm Exynos chips

    Samsung Electronics has begun mass production of Exynos 7 Quad 7570, the company's newest mobile application processor (AP) built on 14nm process technology for the budget smartphone...

    Photo: Company, Aug 31.

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    Photo: Company, Jul 26.

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    Samsung 12-megapixel image sensor

    Samsung Electronics has announced a 12-megapixel image sensor for smartphones. Already in mass production, this 1.4 micron-pixel-based image sensor is equipped with Dual Pixel technology...

    Photo: Company, Mar 22.

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    Silego SLG46531V GPAK 5

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