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MediaTek Helio X30 chips to be built by TSMC

Nov 13, 11:08

MediaTek will unveil its Helio X30-series SoC chips in early 2016 with volume production slated for the end of the second quarter or early in the third. The X30-series will be built...

Taiwan 12-inch foundries offer discounts to attract orders

Nov 13, 10:54

Taiwan-based IC foundries are encouraging their LCD driver IC and fingerprint sensor clients to accelerate their transition to 12-inch wafers by narrowing the cost gap between 12-inch...

Strong US dollar to shave 4pp off of top-20 growth rate in 2015, says IC Insights

Nov 12, 10:36

The world's top-20 semiconductor companies' sales are forecast to be flat in 2015, 1pp higher than the growth rate expected for the total worldwide semiconductor industry, according...

Elan expects to post 2-4% revenue drop in 4Q15

Nov 12, 10:29

Touchscreen controller IC supplier Elan Microelectronics expects to post a 2-4% sequential decrease in consolidated revenues for the fourth quarter of 2015, with gross margin ranging...

BOE to buy stake in ChipMOS Shanghai plant, says report

Stockwatch - Nov 12, 10:27

China's BOE Technology, which has received government support to step into the upstream driver IC business, plans to make an equity investment for a stake in packaging and testing...

Digitimes Research: Sony to expand CMOS production capacity via acquisition of Toshiba plant

Nov 12, 10:16

Sony's planned acquisition of Toshiba's CMOS sensor manufacturing plant in Oita, southern Japan will not only help solve its tight sensor production in the near term but also push...

Analog IC vendor Silergy October revenues hit record high

Newswatch - Nov 11, 20:20

Analog IC and LCD driver IC vendor Silergy saw its revenues gain 4% on month and 40.48% on year to a record high of NT$436 million (US$13.34 million) for October.

WPG October revenues fall 9% on month

Stockwatch - Nov 11, 11:08

WPG, Asia's largest distributor of semiconductor components, has announced consolidated revenues of NT$46.64 billion (US$1.42 billion) for October 2015, down 9.3% on month but up...

WT Micro reports decreased October revenues

Stockwatch - Nov 10, 15:48

IC distributor WT Microelectronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$9.075 billion (US$276.9 million) for October 2015, down about 12% on month and 7.6% on year.

Cadence announces tools enabled for Globalfoundries 22FDX platform

Nov 10, 15:42

Cadence Design Systems has announced that its digital and signoff tools are now enabled for the current version of the Globalfoundries 22FDX platform reference flow. Globalfoundries...

Novatek reports increased profits for 3Q15

Newswatch - Nov 10, 15:36

LCD driver IC maker Novatek Microelectronics has reported net profits of NT$1.698 billion (US$51.78 million) for the third quarter of 2015, increasing 14.33% from the previous quarter...

TSMC 'grand alliance' more powerful than China's 'red supply chain,' says Chang

Nov 10, 00:11

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company's (TSMC) "grand alliance" with its ecosystem partners and customers has already been enhanced for years, while China's so-called...

Morris Chang

Realtek dismisses rumors about sale of TV and network IC units

Stockwatch - Nov 9, 22:27

IC design house Realtek Semiconductor has dismissed recent rumors indicating the company will spin off its two business units and sell them to MediaTek and Novatek Microelectronics...

Phison revenues hit new high in October

Newswatch - Nov 9, 16:28

NAND flash controller IC supplier Phison Electronics saw its revenues hit new record for the second consecutive month to NT$4.17 billion (US$127.5 million) in October 2015. The monthly...

Tsinghua Unigroup to raise CNY80 billion for memory plant and acquisitions

Nov 9, 11:36

China-based Tongfang Guoxin Electronics, an affiliate of Tsinghua Unigroup, has announced a planned CNY80 billion (US$12.59 billion) private placement project, a step toward building...

Auto IC market to display strongest growth through 2019, says IC Insights

Nov 9, 11:11

From 2014 through 2019, the automotive IC market is forecast to increase at an average annual growth rate of 6.7%, highest among the six major end-use IC applications (computer, consumer,...

MediaTek, TSMC urge Taiwan government to ease restrictions on China investment in chipmakers

Nov 9, 11:02

The chairmen of MediaTek and TSMC both agree that Taiwan's government should be more liberal towards the issue of allowing China-based firms to invest in the local IC industry sectors,...

Elan sees revenues decline in October

Stockwatch - Nov 6, 16:09

Elan Microelectronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$615 million (US$18.93 million) for October 2015, representing a 2.72% drop on month and 3.22% drop on year.

MediaTek posts record October revenues

Stockwatch - Nov 6, 14:40

Acquiring analog IC specialist Richtek Technology boosted MediaTek's revenues for October 2015 to a record high.

China semiconductor investment fund changes the rules of competition, says ASE COO

Nov 6, 14:06

China's national semiconductor industry investment fund has changed the rules of industrial competition, and backed by this fund China-based companies will definitely ramp up the...

ASE COO Tien Wu

Apple places driver IC orders for 2016 iPhone models with Synaptics

Nov 5, 15:39

Apple has placed LCD driver IC orders for its 2016 series of iPhones with Synaptics, indicating its in-house developed touch and display driver integration (TDDI) single-chip solutions...

China becoming a major investment market for Intel

Nov 5, 15:31

Intel Capital is estimated to invest a total of US$500 million in 2015. Prior to the end of October, Intel Capital had already invested US$168 million in China and with a separate...

IC distributor WT Micro reports EPS NT$1.14 for 3Q15

Newswatch - Nov 5, 14:26

IC distributor WT Microelectronics has reported net profits of NT$508 million (US$15.71 million) for the third quarter of 2015, which translated into an EPS of NT$1.14 for the quar...

Falling sales of Android smartphones affecting Taiwan IC design houses

Nov 5, 11:47

The global sales of Android-based smartphones have been a disappointment affecting negatively the performance of Taiwan-based IC design houses, according to industry sources.

IC distributor WPG expects revenues to decline slightly in 4Q15

Newswatch - Nov 5, 09:45

IC distributor WPG expects its revenues to decline 4-6% to NT$129-135 billion (US$3.99-4.18 billion) in the fourth quarter of 2015 with a gross margin of 3.95-4.1% and an operating...

China investment in Taiwan IC design houses is feasible, says Acer founder

Nov 4, 22:05

In response to China-based Tsinghua Unigroup's interest in combining its two subsidiary IC designers with Taiwan-based MediaTek, Acer founder Stan Shih said that China-based investment...

Elan reports increased pre-tax profits for 3Q15

Newswatch - Nov 4, 14:38

Touchscreen controller IC vendor Elan Microelectronics saw its pre-tax profits grow 47% sequentially to NT$264 million (US$8.14 million) for the third quarter of 2015. The earnings...

MediaTek chairman invests in fingerprint sensor maker Egistec, says paper

Newswatch - Nov 4, 11:31

MediaTek chairman MK Tsai has personally committed equity investment in fingerprint sensor maker Egis Technology (Egistec), according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News...

Global semiconductor sales increase 1.5% in 3Q15, says SIA

Nov 4, 11:19

Worldwide sales of semiconductors reached US$85.2 billion in the third quarter of 2015, up 1.5% sequentially but down 2.8% on year, according to SIA.

Digitimes Research: China tablet AP shipments to drop close to 30% on year in 4Q15

Nov 3, 22:11

Digitimes Research estimates that China's tablet AP shipments will reach 24.3 million units, staying flat from a quarter ago and down 29.6% on year, as related chip makers are not...

Taiwan to review ban on Chinese investment in local IC design sector

Nov 3, 11:14

Taiwan will asses the feasibility of lifting a ban on investments by China-based firms in the local IC design industry, according to officials from Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs...

Commentary: Tsinghua Unigroup investment in PTI may trigger Taiwan policy change for semiconductor industry

Nov 3, 10:59

The investment of NT$19.4 billion (US$598 million) by China-based Tsinghua Unigroup to take a 25% stake in Taiwan's IC backend service company Powertech Technology (PTI) could lead...

Tsinghua Unigroup expresses interest in MediaTek

Nov 2, 21:30

China's state-backed technology conglomerate Tsinghua Unigroup, which owns both Spreadtrum Communications and RDA Microelectronics, has expressed interest in merging its two chip...

Tsinghua Unigroup chairman Zhao Wei-Guo

Falling handset-IC prices put pressure on gross margin, says MediaTek

Nov 2, 11:07

Intense competition among handset-IC suppliers has led to falling chip prices affecting negatively MediaTek's gross margin performance, according to company president Ching-Jiang...

Touchscreen IC vendor FocalTech reports earnings for 3Q15

Newswatch - Nov 2, 10:57

Touchscreen and LCD driver IC vendor FocalTech Systems has reported net profits of NT$190 million (US$5.86 million) or NT$0.49 per share for the third quarter of 2015. For the first...

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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.

  • Samsung+Bio%2DProcessor

    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.

  • Silicon+Labs+introduces+new+dual%2Dmode+Bluetooth+smart+ready+module

    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.

  • Intel+XMM+7360+LTE+Advanced+solution

    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.

  • Intel+Atom+x3+processor

    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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