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Audio IC firm C-Media 2016 profits fall to 3-year low

Mar 24, 10:37

C-Media Electronics, a Taiwan-based fabless firm specializing in audio chips, saw its net profits fall to a three-year low of NT$66.93 million (US$2.2 million) in 2016. EPS for the...

Samsung, eSilicon tape out 14nm network processor with Rambus 28G SerDes solution

Mar 23, 21:14

Samsung Electronics has announced a successful network processor tape-out based on Samsung's 14LPP (Low-Power Plus) process technology in collaboration with eSilicon and Rambus. This...

MediaTek to recognize gains from sale of AutoChips in 1Q17

Stockwatch - Mar 23, 09:48

MediaTek will start to recognize gains from the sale of its China-based subsidiary AutoChips in 2017, according to the Taiwan-based IC design house.

MediaTek appoints Rick Tsai as co-CEO

Mar 22, 15:28

MediaTek has appointed Rick Tsai as the company's co-CEO, effective July 1, 2017. Tsai will report directly to MediaTek chairman and CEO Ming-Kai Tsai and will also assume responsibility...

Taiwan IC design houses hold mixed 2Q17 outlook

Mar 21, 20:58

Taiwan-based consumer IC suppliers are expected to report revenue growth of over 20% sequentially for the second quarter, while handset-related IC firms expect sales to recover from...

Coasia, Sunnic enjoy robust demand for CMOS image sensors

Mar 21, 20:54

Robust CMOS image sensor demand will make a positive contribution to both Taiwan-based Coasia Microelectronics and Sunnic Technology & Merchandise, according to industry sources...

Phison posts NT$24.67 EPS for 2016

Mar 20, 21:03

Memory device controller supplier Phison Electronics has reported net profits of NT$4.8 billion (US$157.4 million) for 2016, hitting a record high. EPS for the year reached NT$24.6...

ALi losses expand in 2016

Mar 20, 15:27

IC design house ALi, which specializes in set-top box (STB) chipset solutions, saw its net losses widen to NT$1.95 (US$0.06) per share in 2016 from NT$0.29 in 2015. The year 2016...

China fabless IC firms expand global market share in 2016

Mar 17, 13:54

While US companies still hold the largest share of fabless company IC sales, the largest fabless IC market share increase has come from China-based suppliers, according to IC Insig...

DRAM designer AP Memory to buy out Zentel

Newswatch - Mar 17, 12:03

Taiwan-based mobile-DRAM design specialist AP Memory Technology has announced plans to acquire the remaining 44.76% share of Zentel Electronics for NT$14.50 (US$0.47) per share. AP...

Semicon China: Chipmakers talk about Moore's Law and China's fast-growing IC industry

Mar 17, 11:17

At Semicon China 2017, executives at chip giant Intel, IC packager Advanced Semiconductor Engineering, equipment vendors ASML, Lam Research and Tokyo Electron (TEL), and nano-electronics...

Mentor Graphics announces further certification of design tools for TSMC 12FFC and 7nm processes

Mar 17, 11:01

TSMC has certified its Calibre Platform (Calibre nmDRC, Calibre Multi-Patterning, Calibre nmLVS, Calibre YieldEnhancer with SmartFill, and Calibre xACT tools), as well as the Analog...

IC distributor ANStek looks to analog IC, FPGA and chip demand for national defense for 2017 growth

Mar 17, 10:51

Answer Technology (ANStek), which distributes IC parts mainly from Analog Devices (ADI) and Xilinx, expects robust demand for analog components, FPGAs and high-profit ICs for national...

Zhaoxin to roll out 16nm CPU in 2018

Mar 17, 10:49

Shanghai Zhaoxin Semiconductor plans to introduce a 16nm 8-core 3GHz PC processor series in 2018, according to company vice president Cheng Fu.

IC demand from PC sector will not pick up until August

Mar 16, 15:15

Taiwan-based IC design houses have said that chip orders from notebook and other PC makers have been flat in March, and a major rebound of chip orders from the PC industry may not...

MediaTek to roll out 12nm product in 2H17

Mar 16, 14:04

MediaTek plans to roll out a new mobile SoC solution built by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) using the foundry's 12nm process technology in the second half of 2017,...

China IC design industry growing

Mar 16, 10:20

The "Made in China 2025" (MIC 2025) plan, published by the China State Council in May of 2015, has demonstrated the country's ambition to enhance its fabless IC design industry...

Taiwan analog IC firms to post revenue growth in 1Q17

Mar 15, 20:04

Taiwan-based analog IC firms including Anpec Electronics, Advanced Analog Technology (AAT), Global Mixed-mode Technology (GMT) and Macroblock are expected to enjoy on-year growth...

SMIC signs license agreement for Invensas DBI technology

Mar 15, 20:01

Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) has executed a technology transfer and license agreement for Invensas' Direct Bond Interconnect (DBI) technology, according to the...

UMC-Synopsys collaboration speeds 14nm custom design

Mar 15, 09:56

Synopsys and United Microelectronics (UMC) have worked together to enable Synopsys Custom Compiler and Laker custom design tools to be used with UMC's 14nm FinFET process, according...

Samsung to ramp 7nm in 2018

Mar 14, 22:13

Samsung Electronics demonstrated its foundry technology roadmap at the China Semiconductor Technology International Conference (CSTIC) held in Shanghai on March 12 disclosing its...

Ho-Kyu Kang, VP of Technology at Samsung

Certification service firms IST, MA-tek post revenue growth in February

Mar 14, 15:32

Integrated Service Technology (IST) and Material Analysis Technology (MA-tek), two Taiwan-based certification service providers, have both reported on-year revenue growth for February...

Qualcomm expanding Snapdragon 835 market share at the expense of MediaTek Helio X30

Mar 14, 15:00

Qualcomm has continued to expand the market share of its 10nm Snapdragon 835 SoCs at the expense of MediaTek as the Taiwan-based AP solution vendor will be unable to achieve volume...

NVM IP provider eMemory to post record 1Q17 revenues

Newswatch - Mar 14, 12:16

Embedded non-volatile memory (eNVM) IP provider eMemory Technology is expected to report record revenues for the first quarter of 2017, a recent Chinese-language Commercial Times...

Meizu to switch part of smartphone AP orders from MediaTek to Qualcomm in 3Q17, say sources

Mar 14, 11:48

China-based smartphone vendor Meizu, which currently supplies over 90% of its smartphones with MediaTek application processor (AP) solutions, is expected to begin largely adopting...

Taiwan IC distributors post mixed February results

Mar 13, 14:34

WPG Holdings saw its February revenues increase 2.5% compared to the previous month, while fellow IC distributor WT Microelectronics' revenues fell 18.8% sequentially. Meanwhile,...

Semiconductor shipments dominated by opto-sensor-discrete devices, says IC Insights

Mar 13, 10:38

Despite advances in integrated circuit technology and the blending of functions to reduce chip count within systems, the percentage split of IC and opto-sensor-discrete (O-S-D) shipments...

Samsung Xian fab output value exceeds SMIC in 2016

Mar 9, 10:30

Samsung Electronics' NAND flash fab in Xian, China generated CNY23.75 billion (US$3.44 billion) in output value in 2016 outpacing the total output value generated by SMIC's fabs estimated...

MediaTek sticking with TSMC for 7nm chips

Mar 9, 10:23

Despite experiencing unsatisfactory yield rates for TSMC's 10nm process, MediaTek will continue to partner with the foundry to make its next-generation flagship mobile chips, according...

Silicon Motion intros new UFS controller family for mobile phones

Mar 9, 10:05

Silicon Motion Technology has announced the launch of its new UFS (Universal Flash Storage) 2.1 controller family, a complete product line supporting UFS HS-Gear3x1L and HS-Gear3x2L,...

eMemory NeoFuse IP implemented for OLED applications

Mar 8, 21:38

Taiwan-based eMemory Technology's NeoFuse IP has been implemented in high-voltage (HV) platforms across all process nodes from 0.11-micron to 40nm by six leading foundries responding...

Record spending for fab equipment expected in 2017 and 2018, says SEMI

Mar 8, 16:06

Fab equipment spending is expected to reach an industry all-time record, more than US$46 billion in 2017, according to SEMI. The record is expected to be broken again in 2018, nearing...

Fingerprint sensor maker Egistec sees revenues up 4-fold on year in February

Newswatch - Mar 8, 11:34

Fingerprint sensor maker Egis Technology (Egistec) has reported revenues of NT$387 million (US$12.53 million) for February, down 16.41% on month but up 427.5% on year.

Novatek February revenues up 8% on year

Mar 8, 10:59

LCD driver IC design specialist Novatek Microelectronic has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.36 billion (US$108.6 million) for February 2017, up about 8% on year but down nearly...

MediaTek February revenues fall to 12-month low

Mar 7, 21:01

MediaTek's consolidated revenues fell to a 12-month low of NT$16.95 billion (US$547.2 million) in February 2017.

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    Samsung 14nm chips for wearables

    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.

  • Samsung+14nm+Exynos+chips

    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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    Silego SLG46533V GreenPAK 5

    Silego Technology has announced the SLG46533V GPAK 5, further expanding the firm's platform of configurable mixed-signal ICs (CMICs). This latest generation device, including Silego's...

    Photo: Company, Jul 26.

  • Samsung+12%2Dmegapixel+image+sensor

    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.

  • Silego+SLG46531V+GPAK+5

    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.

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