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Fab equipment spending to rise 20-30% in 2014, says SEMI

Mar 6, 14:39

Semiconductor fab equipment spending is forecast to increase 20-30% in 2014, according to SEMI. The uptick to 30% depends on specific fab projects in the Europe/Mideast and Asia regions,...

Dongbu HiTek confirms volume production of Foveon 39-megapixel image sensors

Mar 5, 16:02

Dongbu HiTek has announced that its specialized foundry processing is enabling the volume production of enhanced CMOS image sensor (CIS) chips developed by Foveon for its parent company,...

Global revenues for digital power supplies and digital power ICs to rise 65% in 2014, says IHS

Mar 5, 13:49

The global market for digital power is undergoing explosive growth, with revenues for digital power supplies and digital power ICs each projected to jump almost 65% in 2014, according...

Global chip sales rise 8.8% in January, says SIA

Mar 5, 13:46

Worldwide sales of semiconductors for January 2014 reached US$26.28 billion, an increase of 8.8% from a year ago when sales were US$24.15 billion, according to SIA. Compared to the...

MediaTek expected to speed up development of feature chips

Mar 5, 12:39

MediaTek is expected to ramp up investments to develop peripheral chips to enrich smartphones such as wireless charging, NFC, and fingerprint recognition which in return will jack...

Wah Lee optimistic about prospects for 2014

Mar 4, 22:10

Semiconductor material distributor Wah Lee Industrial expects agent sales of its major product lines, including high-performance engineering plastics, flat panel displays, semiconductor...

On-Bright, Leadtrend rapid charge controllers verified for MediaTek platform

Mar 4, 21:53

IC design houses On-Bright Electronics and Leadtrend Technology have both had their rapid charge controller ICs verified for MediaTek's chipset platform for smartphones, according...

Digitimes Research: Cortex-A17 to take over ARM high-end/mid-range 32-bit business

Mar 4, 14:49

Digitimes Research considers ARM's new Cortex-A17 and existing Cortex-A12 processors to be basically the same based on their architectures, except for the Cortex-A17's support for...

Orise to see mild revenue growth in 1Q14

Mar 4, 14:33

LCD driver IC vendor Orise Technology is expected to post a mild revenue growth in the first quarter of 2014, buoyed by roll-outs of 4G LTE smartphones by China-based handset vendors,...

Lingsen, KYEC new production capacity to come online in 2Q14

Mar 3, 21:52

MEMS backend service companies Lingsen Precision Industries and King Yuan Electronics (KYEC) both will have their new production capacity ready for commercial production in the second...

FocalTech looks to 50% growth in touch controller IC shipments in 2014

Mar 3, 21:40

IC design-house FocalTech Systems expects shipments of its touchscreen controller ICs to top 300 million units in 2014, increasing 50% from a year earlier.

Digitimes Research: Qualcomm to meet strong challenge from MediaTek in 2H14

Mar 3, 14:23

MediaTek and Qualcomm both unveiled their product roadmaps for the second half of 2014 at the recently concluded Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2014. In addition to the previously released...

MWC 2014: Qualcomm optimistic about 4G smartphone market

Feb 27, 11:41

The release of 4G TD-LTE licenses by the China government at the end of 2013 triggered the competition in the 4G smartphone segment, and 4G models with a price tag of CNY1,000 (US$163)...

Qualcomm senior vp Katouzian

China auto semiconductor market drives up 11% in 2013, says IHS

Feb 27, 10:31

The fast-growing semiconductor market for China's automotive industry is set for double-digit expansion in revenues in 2014, propelled by an increasing desire among Chinese car buyers...

China market: TD-LTE chip market to expand robustly starting 2Q14

Feb 26, 21:54

The TD-LTE chip market in China is expected to grow robustly starting the second quarter of 2014 as chipset vendors including Qualcomm, MediaTek, Marvell Technology, Broadcom, Intel,...

Weltrend to ramp up SDIO controller chip shipments

Feb 26, 21:47

Weltrend Semiconductor is expected to start ramping up shipments of its SDIO controller chips to the financial sector from the second quarter of 2014, according to industry sources...

Qualcomm continues cellular baseband processor market lead, says Strategy Analytics

Feb 26, 16:07

The global cellular baseband processor market grew 8.3% on year to US$18.9 billion in 2013, according to Strategy Analytics.

Generalplus posts EPS of over NT$2.8 in 2013

Newswatch - Feb 26, 15:22

Consumer IC provider Generalplus Technology has reported net profits of NT$305 million (US$10.04 million) for 2013, a four-fold increase from a year earlier. The earnings translated...

3S ramping MEMS microphone chip shipments

Feb 26, 15:10

IC design house Solid State System (3S) is ramping up shipments of its MEMS microphone chips, buoyed by new orders for low- to mid-end smartphones and tablets, according to the com...

Intel remains top semiconductor R&D spender, says IC Insights

Feb 26, 11:21

IC Insights has released its 2013 ranking of semiconductor companies by R&D spending. Intel continued to top all other chip companies, accounting for 37% of the top-10 spending...

More chipset vendors to step into 8-core CPU segment

Feb 25, 21:33

Chipset suppliers including Nvidia, Broadcom and Marvell Technology are likely to step into development of 8-core smartphone solutions following Qualcomm's announced plans to begin...

TSMC remains key foundry partner for 28nm chips, says MediaTek

Feb 25, 16:05

In response to recent market speculation indicating that MediaTek is shifting some of its 28nm chip orders to Globalfoundries and United Microelectronics (UMC), MediaTek president...

Is a US$25 smartphone possible?

Feb 25, 15:31

Mobile World Congress (MWC) kicked off with a bang, with Mozilla announcing a US$25 smartphone built around a turnkey solution that features silicon from China-based Spreadtrum and...

Global 2013 smartphone and tablet chip markets rise, says Strategy Analytics

Feb 25, 12:26

The global smartphone applications processor (AP) market climbed 41% on year to US$18 billion in 2013, while the market for tablet APs grew 32% to US$3.6 billion, according to Strategy...

Digitimes Research: Taiwan LCD driver IC revenues edge up in 2013

Feb 24, 19:57

The combined revenues of Taiwan's top-6 LCD (display) driver IC makers amounted to NT$100.5 billion (US$3.32 billion) in 2013, increasing 11.7% from a year earlier, according to Digitimes...

Google to use Qualcomm 8-core CPUs for next-generation Nexus 6 smartphone, says paper

Newswatch - Feb 24, 15:24

Google will use Qualcomm's forthcoming 64-bit 8-core chipset solution, the Snapdragon 810, for its next-generation Nexus 6 smartphone, according to a Chinese-language Economic...

Mozilla, Spreadtrum partner to deliver US$25 smartphone

Feb 24, 14:54

Mozilla and Spreadtrum Communications announced on February 23 that they have teamed up to deliver turnkey Firefox OS reference designs with Spreadtrum's entry-level smartphone chi...

Gingy to release new fingerprint sensors in 2Q14

Feb 24, 11:42

Gingy Technology, an associate company of Holtek Semiconductor, is expected to deliver samples of its third-generation optical fingerprint sensors to clients in the second quarter...

MediaTek to unveil 64-bit LTE chipset at MWC 2014, says paper

Newswatch - Feb 21, 14:56

MediaTek is expected to unveil its 64-bit LTE-enabled smartphone solution, the MT6732, in the upcoming Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2014, according to a Chinese-language Economic...

Explaining the Chaiwan model for the mobile device supply chain: Q&A with Digitimes Research director Joanne Chien

Feb 21, 12:08

While Digitimes is known as a media outlet, the company also includes a business unit that solely focuses on market research. Run independently from the Digitimes news organization,...

Joanne Chien, senior analyst & director, Digitimes Research

Phison to produce 28nm SSD controller chips at TSMC

Feb 20, 21:25

Phison Electronics will begin producing SSD controller chips using a 28nm process at Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) in the fourth quarter of 2014, according to...

Elan 1Q14 revenues to dip 10-15% sequentially

Feb 20, 21:18

Touchscreen controller IC supplier Elan Microelectronics is expected to see revenues slip 10-15% sequentially to NT$1.6-1.7 billion (US$52.82-56.12 million) in the first quarter of...

Phison braces for competition in NAND flash controller market

Feb 20, 14:36

NAND flash controller IC firm Phison Electronics will strengthen its collaboration with existing partners and explore new ones in a move to boost the company's competitiveness, according...

Taiwan science parks see 2013 total revenues up over 9%

Feb 20, 11:44

The government-run Hsinchu Science Park (HSP), Southern Taiwan Science Park (STSP) and Central Taiwan Science Park (CTSP) generated combined revenues of NT$2.188 trillion (US$73.41...

Digitimes Research: Cortex-A17 launch aims to maintain ARM leading position in mid-range mobile CPU segment

Feb 20, 11:29

ARM's Cortex-A17processor is a slightly revised version of Cortex-A12 with the modifications focusing on the improvements of the support capacity of its big.LITTLE cores as well as...

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