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Holtek sees success with touch-panel, flash MCUs

Dec 26, 10:27

MCU design house Holtek Semiconductor has seen success promoting touch-panel MCUs and flash MCUs, with shipments taking up 8-10% and 20%, respectively, of its total 8-bit MCU shipments...

Digitimes Research: GPUs becoming critical for mobile devices supporting HD

Dec 25, 15:14

High-definition displays have seen growing adoption by mobile devices and created enormous pressure on the design of application processors since the transmission and processing of...

IC supplies may be jeopardized if ASE K7 plant suspends operations for over 3 months

Dec 24, 21:47

While the suspension of operations of Advanced Semiconductor Manufacturing's (ASE) K7 plant is unlikely to affect the backend IC supply chain in the short term, the likelihood of...

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Sigurd, KYEC to benefit from MediaTek booming business in 2014

Dec 24, 21:35

IC testing service providers Sigurd Microelectronics and King Yuan Electronics (KYEC) will benefit from Taiwan-based IC design house MediaTek in 2014 as MediaTek is expected to see...

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Chipset vendors to showcase 64-bit smartphone solutions at CES 2014

Dec 23, 15:40

Chipset players including Qualcomm, Nvidia, Marvell Technology and Broadcom all are expected to showcase 64-bit processors for smartphone applications at the upcoming CES 2014 trade...

LTE dominance raises Qualcomm baseband market share to two thirds in 3Q13, says Strategy Analytics

Dec 23, 14:57

The global cellular baseband processor market grew 10.3% on year to reach US$4.9 billion in the third quarter of 2013, according to Strategy Analytics.

VIA likely to post smaller loss for 2013

Dec 20, 15:42

VIA Technologies is expected to report smaller losses for 2013, due to profits made by its subsidiaries VIA Labs and VIA Telecom. Its core processor business remains unprofitable.

Sequans adopts Imagination MIPS Aptiv CPUs for LTE products

Dec 20, 10:20

Imagination Technologies has announced that Sequans Communications is leveraging its MIPS Aptiv CPUs in the creation of next-generation low-power, cost-effective single-mode LTE solutions...

Smartphone and tablet AP markets rise 30% in 3Q13, says Strategy Analytics

Dec 20, 10:15

The global smartphone application processor (AP) market registered on-year growth of 31% to reach US$4.9 billion in the third quarter of 2013, while the tablet AP market grew 30%...

ALi partners with LG to launch ATSC STB solution for Mexican market

Dec 19, 15:45

ALi Corporation, a set-top box (STB) system-on-chip (SoC) solution provider, has announced that it has joined forces with LG Electronics and Shenzhen Jiuzhou to begin mass production...

Globalfoundries adjusts global workforce

Dec 19, 15:26

Globalfoundries is undertaking an adjustment in its global workforce, including an up to 3% reduction of its global workforce. The move is to optimize its cost structure and strengthen...

More IC players to step into LCD driver IC market in 2014

Dec 19, 15:20

Some touchscreen controller and logic IC vendors are expected to step into the LCD driver IC market in 2014 eyeing the growing smartphone market in China, according to industry sou...

Coolpad adopts on-cell touch solution co-developed by FocalTech and CPT

Dec 19, 12:09

A 5-inch on-cell touch solution jointly developed by Taiwan-based IC design house FocalTech Systems and TFT-LCD panel maker Chunghwa Picture Tubes (CPT) has been adopted by China-based...

Taiwan IC suppliers developing chips for MediaTek smartphone solutions

Dec 18, 21:30

MediaTek's growing shipments of smartphone solutions, which are expected to top 200 million units in 2013 and 300 million units in 2014, have encouraged Taiwan-based suppliers of...

Smart wearable shipments to grow more than 500% between 1H and 2H13, says Canalys

Dec 18, 15:51

Worldwide shipments of smart wearable bands are on the rise. Just over 200,000 smart wearable bands shipped in the first half of 2013, but this figure is set to grow by well over...

VIA claims NT$4.14 billion compensation for IP infringements by Asustek, ASMedia

Dec 18, 15:10

IC design house VIA Technologies on December 17 filed with the Taipei Local Court to request NT$4.14 billion (US$139 million) in compensation for losses due to infringement of its...

ST digital-compass modules adopted for Xiaomi smartphone

Dec 18, 14:14

STMicroelectronics has announced that its LSM303D accelerometer and magnetometer combo module is being used in Xiaomi's Mi1S-series smartphones.

MediaTek delivering 4G LTE chips for verification, say paper

Newswatch - Dec 18, 13:59

MediaTek reportedly has delivered its first 4G LTE chip, the MT6590, to potential clients for verification. The chips are expected to begin generating revenues for the IC design house...

Digitimes Research: Taiwan LCD driver IC revenues up over 10% in 2013

Dec 18, 11:34

Taiwan-based LCD driver IC makers as a whole will ramp up their revenues in 2013 for the second straight year, with the combined figures for the year reaching NT$87.74 billion (US$2.96...

Micron collaborates with Broadcom to solve DRAM timing challenge

Dec 18, 11:21

Micron Technology has announced its collaboration with Broadcom to develop the industry's first solution designed for customers challenged by an intrinsic DDR3 timing parameter called...

LED driver IC vendors receiving short lead-time orders

Dec 17, 21:50

Taiwan-based LED driver IC vendors including On-Bright Electronics, Macroblock and Silergy have landed an influx of short lead-time orders recently, with order visibility extending...

Avago to buy LSI to enter storage chip market

Dec 17, 15:29

Avago Technologies has announced plans to acquire LSI for US$11.15 per share in an all-cash transaction valued at US$6.6 billion.

Spreadtrum launches quad-core 3G smartphone chipset portfolio

Dec 17, 10:57

Spreadtrum Communications has introduced a portfolio of quad-core smartphone chipsets supporting both WCDMA and TD-SCDMA 3G standards for mid-range and high performance smartphones...

Memory controller IC designer Skymedi to report loss for 2013

Dec 17, 10:54

NAND flash controller IC design house Skymedi is likely to report a loss for 2013 due to a significant cut in orders from a major client, according to market observers.

IC distributor Alltek revenues soar in November

Dec 16, 15:33

IC distributor Alltek Technology has reported revenues of NT$1.89 billion (US$63.84 million) for November, up 17.9% sequentially and 27.5% on year, buoyed by increased sales of wireless...

IC supply chain looks to improved December performance

Dec 16, 12:14

Most Taiwan-based wafer foundry houses, IC backend service companies and IC design houses are expected to report improved sales for December as compared to the previous month due...

IC distributor Anstek reports flat performance for November

Dec 13, 14:57

IC distributor Answer Technology (Anstek) has reported flat performance for November with revenues totaling NT$209 million (US$7.05 million), edging down 0.9% sequentially but up...

Digitimes Research: MediaTek to become AP market leader in 2014

Dec 13, 11:04

MediaTek is expected to grow its share in the global application processor (AP) market to 26.2% in 2014, slightly outpacing Qualcomm's 25.6%, according to Digitimes Research.

Global 3Q13 semiconductor equipment billings drop 16% on year, says SEMI

Dec 12, 22:04

Worldwide semiconductor manufacturing equipment billings declined 16% on year to US$ 7.65 billion in the third quarter of 2013, according to SEMI. The billings figure is 1% higher...

MediaTek to post shipment drop in 1Q14

Dec 12, 20:20

MediaTek's shipments of handset ICs are likely to register a 15-20% sequential drop in the first quarter of 2014, as clients have already completed their inventory build-ups, according...

Xilinx begins delivering 20nm chips

Dec 12, 15:47

Xilinx has announced that it began to ship its first 20nm silicon in early November 2013, continuing to execute on an aggressive UltraScale device rollout.

TSMC builds up bumping capacity

Dec 12, 14:30

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has built up its bumping capacity to 150,000 12-inch wafers a month with total shipments amounting to over five million units, according...

ASE wastewater scandal to not affect handset chipset supplies in short term, say vendors

Dec 12, 11:22

Handset chipset vendors have said that their supplies of related chips will not be affected, at least within the next three months, by a possible plant shutdown at IC backend service...

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64-bit smartphones to be ushered in 2014, say sources

Dec 11, 14:14

The penetration rate of smartphones with CPUs supporting 64-bit capability is expected to increase in a fast pace in the next two years as chipset vendors including Qualcomm and Intel...

WPG reports revenue gains for November

Dec 10, 22:30

IC distributor WPG Holdings has announced revenues of NT$37.45 billion (US$1.26 billion) for November. Accumulated 2013 sales through November totaled NT$368.36 billion, increasing...

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    Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 and 808 processors

    Qualcomm Technologies has introduced its next-generation mobile processors for the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 tier: the Snapdragon 810 and 808 processors. The Snapdragon 810 and 808...

    Photo: Company, Apr 9.

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    IDT VersaClock 5

    Integrated Device Technology (IDT) has introduced its VersaClock 5 family of programmable clock generators. The 5P49V5901 is an in-system programmable clock generator featuring...

    Photo: Company, Mar 18.

  • On+Semiconductor+LC709203F

    On Semiconductor LC709203F

    On Semiconductor has introduced a new family of complementary metal-oxide semiconductor (CMOS) battery fuel gauge ICs that provide measurements of the remaining power level of one-cell...

    Photo: Company, Mar 10.

  • Nvidia+Tesla+K40+accelerator+

    Nvidia Tesla K40 accelerator

    Nvidia has unveiled the Tesla K40 GPU accelerator. Providing double the memory and up to 40% higher performance than its predecessor, the Tesla K20X GPU accelerator, and 10 times...

    Photo: Company, Nov 20.

  • Toshiba+TCM5126GBA+CIS

    Toshiba TCM5126GBA CIS

    Toshiba has started sample shipments of a VGA, 1/4 inch CMOS image sensor - TCM5126GBA - for automotive view cameras. The TCM5126GBA integrates a high dynamic range (HDR) function...

    Photo: Company, Nov 14.

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