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Digitimes Research: Taiwan IC design industry output value to grow 14% in 3Q15

Jul 28, 14:25

The production value of Taiwan's IC design industry is forecast to rise 14.4% sequentially in the third quarter of 2015, thanks to peak seasonal effects, as well as rollouts of new...

Semi material distributor Topco positive about silicone business

Jul 27, 19:53

Semiconductor material distributor Topco has expressed optimism about demand for silicon materials which can be applied to a broad range of applications including PC peripherals,...

OmniVision stockholders approve sale of company to China investors

Jul 27, 19:49

Shareholders of OmniVision Technologies have approved the sale of the US-based company to a group of China-based investors led by state-owned Hua Capital Management, according to...

Toshiba develops 2 new process technologies for MCUs, wireless ICs

Jul 27, 15:48

Toshiba has announced the development of a flash memory embedded process based on 65nm logic process and a single-poly non-volatile memory (NVM) process based on 130nm logic and analog...

Spreadtrum chipset adopted for Samsung Galaxy Tab E tablets

Jul 27, 15:39

Spreadtrum Communications has announced that its quad-core mobile chipset, the SC7730SE, has been adopted by Samsung Electronics in a tablet series designed for launch in India and...

4G phone chip prices to fall 50% in 1 year

Jul 27, 15:07

Prices for 4G smartphone chip solutions, which have fallen about 40% so far in 2015, will continue their downward trend in the second half of the year. Prices will fall an overall...

Allwinner chosen to gain government support

Jul 23, 20:19

China-based tablet SoC specialist Allwinner Technology has reportedly been selected as one of the target companies able to gain financial support from the central government, which...

Tablet AP revenues decline in 1Q15, says Strategy Analytics

Jul 23, 15:17

The global tablet applications processor (AP) market declined 6% year-over-year to reach US$733 million in the first quarter of 2015, according to Strategy Analytics.

Smartphone AP revenues jump 20% in 1Q15, says Strategy Analytics

Jul 23, 14:52

The global smartphone applications processor (AP) market registered a solid 20% year-over-year growth to reach US$5.3 billion in the first quarter of 2015, according to Strategy An...

Digitimes Research: Qualcomm to cooperate with Microsoft, Allwinner for entry-level mobile device market

Jul 22, 10:55

Qualcomm aims to ramp up its penetration in the entry-level mobile device market by cooperating with Microsoft to launch low-cost Windows Mobile 10 products, while also cooperating...

UMC enters volume production for AMD chips using TSV

Jul 21, 16:02

United Microelectronics (UMC) has entered volume production for AMD's graphics chips using through-silicon-via (TSV) technology, according to the Taiwan-based pure-play foundry.

Taiwan IT industries facing challenges from China supply chains, says MOEA

Jul 21, 16:00

A number of Taiwan's IT related industries, including IC design, LCD panel (touchscreen), camera module, battery and chassis, are facing severe challenges from the supply chain makers...

Etron to post higher profits and gross margin for 2Q15, says report

Stockwatch - Jul 20, 20:59

Memory-IC design house Etron Technology is expected to see its second-quarter gross margin to outpace the prior quarter's level, with operating profits doubling to NT$30 million (US$1...

Digitimes Research: Smart lock market emerging in Japan

Jul 20, 16:19

Development of the smart lock market has become active in Japan recently. Led by the launch of the 'Akerun' smart lock by Japan-based Photosynth, other vendors including Sony and...

MediaTek likely to cut shipment target for 2015

Jul 20, 15:56

MediaTek is likely to revise downward its handset-IC shipment target for 2015 to about 400 million units from 450 million, a 10% cut, according to market sources.

Synaptics announces panel driver IC solutions for mobile devices

Jul 20, 15:07

Synaptics has announced sampling of ClearPad 4300, its second-generation touch and display driver integration (TDDI) product, and a lineup of four new display driver IC solutions...

Applied Materials intros ALD system for 3D IC manufacturing

Jul 17, 15:27

Applied Materials has unveiled the Applied Olympia ALD (atomic layer deposition) system featuring a modular architecture that delivers high-performance ALD technology to manufacturers...

Wearable systems give major boost to total IoT sales in 2015, says IC Insights

Jul 17, 15:07

Market revenues associated with network communications, sensing, and control functions in subsystems and objects attached to the Internet of Things (IoT) are forecast to grow 29%...

Digitimes Research: Shrinking tablet market prompts China touch panel supply chain to look for growth elsewhere

Jul 17, 12:01

With demand for white-box tablets gradually shrinking and China's brand tablet shipments also performing weaker than expected, China-based touch panel and touch controller IC firms...

Accelerometer, gyro prices fall

Jul 16, 15:42

Prices for MEMS accelerometers and gyroscopes fell to as low as US$0.20 in the second quarter of 2015, down more than 30% from year-ago levels, according to industry sources.

TSMC, Samsung start A9 chip mass production

Jul 16, 14:28

TSMC and Samsung Foundry, which share orders for Apple's A9 application processors, have both started volume production of the chips, according to industry sources.

RDA Microelectronics looking to acquire S2-Tek, says paper

Newswatch - Jul 15, 14:23

China-based RDA Microelectronics, a business unit under the Tsinghua Unigroup, reportedly plans to acquire Taiwan-based S2-Tek, a TV SoC joint venture set up by Sunplus Technology...

Security a must for IoT market: Q&A with NXP EVP Steve Owen

Jul 15, 12:01

The acquisition of Freescale by NXP Semiconductors will make NXP the world's second largest MCU supplier after the merger. The deal highlights NXP's goal of making a significant inroad...

NXP EVP snf CMO Steve Owen

TSMC cuts 28/20nm prices as much as 10%

Jul 15, 11:23

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has slashed its prices on 28nm and 20nm process technologies by 5-10% in order to secure orders from major clients including Qualcomm...

Digitimes Research: Qualcomm to push inexpensive mobile device market with Microsoft and Allwinner solutions

Jul 14, 22:46

According to Digitimes Research's findings, Qualcomm's development in the high-end market is not stable in 2015 and facing MediaTek and Spreadtrum's fierce competition in the mid-range...

ASMedia cuts USB 3.1 solution pricing to below US$3

Jul 14, 15:53

Seeing that Intel has reduced its USB 3.1 chip solution price from US$10 to less than US$6, ASMedia has also recently cut its USB 3.1 product pricing to below US$3, hoping to gain...

ASMedia cuts USB 3.1 solution prices to attract orders from motherboard players

Digitimes Research: Touch IC developers turning to fingerprint sensors

Jul 14, 15:04

With China handset brand vendors starting to launch flagship products with fingerprint sensors in the second half of 2014, touch controller IC players who have seen thinning profitability...

Globalfoundries rolls out 22nm FD-SOI technology

Jul 14, 13:39

Globalfoundries has announced the availability of a 22nm process technology platform developed specifically to meet the ultra-low-power requirements of next-generation connected devices...

WT Micro 2Q15 sales meet guidance

Jul 14, 10:38

Consolidated revenues at IC distributor WT Microelectronics increased 0.8% sequentially and 11.8% from a year earlier to NT$28.76 billion (US$927 million) in the second quarter of...

Taiwan touchscreen controller IC suppliers shift focus to large-size applications

Jul 13, 16:02

Taiwan-based touchscreen controller IC suppliers have turned their attention to large-size appliations such as touch-enabled monitors and displays for industrial, advertising and...

China-based white-box tablet makers ready to roll out iPad-like large size models, say sources

Jul 13, 10:41

China-based white-box tablet makers are likely to cash in on Apple's planned launch of a 12.9-inch iPad to deliver similar-sized tablets to reignite shipments of white-box tablets,...

IC distributor WPG 2Q15 revenues hit record

Jul 10, 10:24

Consolidated revenues at WPG, Asia's largest distributor of semiconductor components, increased 15.2% sequentially to a record high of NT$124.46 billion (US$4 billion) in the second...

Gartner cuts 2015 chip market growth forecast again

Jul 10, 10:21

Worldwide semiconductor revenues are forecast to reach US$348 billion in 2015, a 2.2% increase from 2014, according to Gartner. The prediction, however, is down from Gartner's previous...

Digitimes Research: China IC foundry output value to rise 10.5% in 2015

Jul 9, 15:12

The output value of China's IC foundry industry is forecast to register a 10.5% increase in 2015 reaching US$3.9 billion, according to Digitimes Research.

SK Hynix launches in-house developed UFS 2.0 solution

Jul 9, 14:40

SK Hynix has developed a 64GB solution based on the Universal Flash Storage (UFS) 2.0 standard, built using the company's 16nm NAND flash process, and its own firmware and controller,...

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