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TSMC growing its 16nm client base

Aug 24, 16:30

Foundry chipmaker TSMC has been actively pursuing 16nm FinFET chip orders in order to gain a majority of market share in the FinFET segment starting 2016, according to market sourc...

BOE receives government support to enter IC design industry

Aug 21, 16:13

Panel maker BOE Technology has received support from the China government enabling it to step into the IC design industry. In addition to LCD driver ICs, DRAM and flash memory chips...

North America semiconductor equipment industry posts July book-to-bill ratio of 1.02, says SEMI

Aug 21, 14:46

North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted US$1.59 billion in orders worldwide in July 2015 (three-month average basis) and a book-to-bill ratio of 1.02,...

Second-tier IC foundries face low utilization in 4Q15

Aug 21, 10:51

Second-tier IC foundries will struggle to maintain their capacity utilization rates above 60% in the fourth quarter of 2015, due to disappointing demand for smartphones, tablets,...


China pushes for homegrown display driver IC industry

Aug 20, 21:44

China is looking to build a homegrown panel-use driver IC industry in Hefei, China, which will likely threaten Taiwan's IC driver IC sector, according to industry sources.

China IC foundries, backend firms soliciting orders from Taiwan

Aug 20, 21:11

China-based IC foundries including Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) and Huali Microelectronics (HLMC), and backend firms such as Jiangsu Changjiang Electronics Technology...

ASMedia obtains USB-IF certification for USB 3.1 host controllers

Aug 20, 21:09

USB device controller supplier ASMedia has received USB-IF (USB Implementers Forum) certification for its ASM1352R-series USB 3.1 host controller ICs, according to the company.

MCU shipments surge but falling prices sap sales growth, says IC Insights

Aug 20, 15:58

Microcontrollers (MCU) are in the middle of an incredible wave of unit growth, but unprecedented price erosion is keeping a lid on the increase of revenues, according to IC Insight...

Startups and small electronics companies offer semiconductor vendors fast and stable growth, says Gartner

Aug 19, 20:35

Semiconductor companies need to diversify their sales strategy to focus on the large number of smaller organizations that offer fast and stable growth, rather than relying on big...

As utilities get smarter, smart meter semiconductors rise, IHS says

Aug 19, 11:39

The global market for semiconductors used in smart meters that provide two-way communications between meters and utilities will continue to expand in the coming years, providing significant...

MediaTek buys ISSI Taiwan subsidiary to enable acquisition of ISSI by Uphill

Aug 19, 11:32

The acquisition of US-based Integrated Silicon Solution (ISSI) by China's Uphill Investment is expected to run more smoothly after ISSI's Taiwan subsidiary Chingis Technology is taken...

HiSilicon, Spreadtrum head-hunting in Taiwan

Aug 19, 11:15

China-based HiSilicon Technologies and Spreadtrum Communications have been aggressively hiring engineering talent at their local offices in Taiwan, according to industry sources.

Digitimes Research: Sony CIS capacity ramp to affect Taiwan supply chain

Aug 19, 11:11

Sony plans to ramp up its CIS production capacity by 31% in 2016 focusing on mid-range and entry-level models, which may result in unfavorable impact on the CIS supply chain in Taiwan,...

Orders for onboard recorders growing from China, say Taiwan IC designers

Aug 18, 21:12

Chip orders for onboard recorders from China's white-box makers have been rising in 2015, according to sources at Taiwan-based IC design houses.

Digitimes Research: AP suppliers adopting different strategies for 4G CA solutions

Aug 18, 15:46

With the proportion of 4G devices in China's smartphone shipments having already surpassed 90% in first-half 2015, application processor (AP) suppliers have taken different strategies...

Qualcomm still supplies modem chips for next iPhone, sources claim

Aug 17, 21:23

Qualcomm will still supply all the modem chips needed for the upcoming iPhone, but Apple is mulling multiple suppliers of modem chips for its 2017 series, industry sources have cla...

Alcor Micro to split into 3 business groups

Aug 17, 15:54

Taiwan-based Alcor Micro, which specializes in the design and development of USB controller chips, has announced plans to undergo an organizational structure adjustment. The company...

Digitimes Research: China tablet AP shipments to ebb nearly 30% on year in 2H15

Aug 17, 14:53

China's shipments of tablet-use application processors are expected to decline 29.4% on year to 47.75 million units in the second half of 2015 due to weak market demand for tablets,...

Taiwan consumer IC suppliers seeing slow orders

Aug 17, 14:40

Taiwan-based consumer IC suppliers are facing poor order visibility for the second half of 2015 despite the period being the traditionally peak season for consumer electronics sales,...

IC design house GMT reports flat earnings for 2Q15

Newswatch - Aug 14, 16:10

IC design house Global Mixed-mode Technology (GMT) has reported net profits of NT$65.13 million (U$2.02 million) for the second quarter of 2015, the lowest level in 18 quarters.

PWM IC maker Silergy reports EPS over NT$6 for 1H15

Newswatch - Aug 14, 15:53

Power management (PWM) IC supplier Silergy has reported net profits of NT$511 million (US$15.87 million) for the first half of 2015, increasing 45.58% from a year earlier.

TV-panel driver IC suppliers remain pessimistic

Aug 14, 15:43

Panel-use LCD driver IC design houses and related backend suppliers have been conservative about demand for LCD TVs during the second half of 2015 despite the period being a traditional...

Taiwan IC production value slips 2.6% in 2Q15

Aug 14, 14:49

Taiwan's IC production value slid 2.6% sequentially to NT$555.9 billion (US$17.3 billion) in the second quarter of 2015, according to the Industrial Economics and Knowledge Center...

Etron to spin off logic IC units

Aug 14, 14:44

Niche-memory design specialist Etron Technology has announced plans to spin off its USB controller IC and 3D image sensor businesses into two wholly-owned separate companies. The...

CMOS image sensors see higher growth from greater diversity of uses, says IC Insights

Aug 14, 11:00

After leveling off in the second half of the decade 2000-2009, CMOS image sensors are in the midst of a strong new wave of growth which is being driven by a broad range of applications...

ASMedia reports low earnings for 2Q15

Newswatch - Aug 13, 12:10

ASMedia Technology has reported net profits of NT$6.556 million (US$202,646) for the second quarter of 2015, down 81.95% from the previous quarter. The earnings translated into an...

Richtek expects sales to grow in 3Q15

Newswatch - Aug 13, 12:08

IC design house Richtek Technology expects its revenues to increase 2.5-12% sequentially to NT$3.2-3.5 billion (US$98.91-108.19 million) for the third quarter of 2015.

WPG reports record July revenues

Stockwatch - Aug 12, 11:05

WPG, Asia's largest distributor of semiconductor components, has reported consolidated revenues of NT$42.87 billion (US$1.35 billion) for July 2015, up 1.9% on month and hitting a...

TSMC board approves US$1.2 billion for advanced technology capacity expansion

Aug 11, 21:45

The board of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has approved capital appropriations of approximately US$1.237 billion for expanding capacity for advanced-node manufacturing,...

Realtek accelerates SoC verification with Cadence Palladium XP platform

Aug 11, 20:07

Cadence Design Systems has announced that Realtek Semiconductor utilized the Cadence Palladium XP platform to accelerate the development and verification of a recent system-on-chip...

TSMC says 16nm ramp on schedule

Aug 11, 16:07

TSMC has maintained that volume production and ramp of its 16nm process is proceeding smoothly in line with its schedule, amid media speculation indicating the foundry is seeing a...

Topco revenues down on year in July, Scientech up

Stockwatch - Aug 11, 11:44

Semiconductor equipment and materials distributors Scientech and Topco Scientific have reported sequential decreases in July consolidated revenues at 18% and 0.7%, respectively.

SMIC successfully makes Qualcomm chips in 28nm process

Aug 10, 15:52

Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) and Qualcomm have achieved a major milestone in fabrication of 28nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processors, according to the companies...

Himax expects 3Q15 sales to drop 5-9%

Aug 10, 15:46

LCD driver IC design specialist Himax Technologies expects to post a revenue decline of 5-9% sequentially in the third quarter of 2015, with gross margin edging down about 1.5pp on...

Diode maker Eris reports decreased July revenues

Aug 7, 15:43

Taiwan-based Eris Technology, which specializes in the manufacture of rectifier diodes, has reported consolidated revenues for July 2015 declined 11.15% from a year earlier to NT$80.57...

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    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)...

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    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.

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    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...

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    Toshiba TZ2100 group application processors

    Toshiba has announced the launch of three new application processors (APs) under its TZ2100 group as the latest additions to its ApP Lite family's ARM Cortex-A9-based TZ2000 series...

    Photo: Company, Dec 12.

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    IDT F0480 RF variable gain amplifier

    Integrated Device Technology (IDT) has introduced the F0480, an internally matched 400-2700 MHz broadband radio frequency (RF) variable gain amplifier (VGA) designed to simplify the...

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