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STMicro denies reports it will suspend taking MCU orders

Jul 21, 13:07

STMicroelectronics has dismissed recent reports indicating the company will suspend taking orders for microcontrollers (MCU) until 2018 due to strong demand. "ST continues to manage...

Four Taiwan firms file countersuit against Qualcomm

Jul 21, 11:56

Four Taiwan-based hardware production partners of Apple, namely Foxconn Electronics, Compal Electronics, Wistron and Pegatron, have jointly filed a countersuit against Qualcomm in...

Qualcomm net profits fall 40% in fiscal 3Q17 amid Apple dispute

Jul 20, 22:19

Qualcomm has announced revenues for its fiscal third quarter ended June 25, 2017 decreased 11% on year to US$5.4 billion, while net profits fell 40% from a year ago to US$900 million...

Powerchip, Zentel to appeal patent ruling favoring Toshiba

Jul 20, 22:04

Powerchip Technology and Zentel Electronics will file an appeal against a Taiwan IP court patent dispute ruling in favor of Toshiba, according to the Taiwan-based companies.

STMicro extends lead time for 32-bit MCUs

Jul 20, 15:12

STMicroelectronics has extended delivery lead times for 32-bit MCUs due to strong demand, according to industry sources. The MCU vendor has also informed its customers that it plans...

Leading MCU suppliers have recently extended delivery lead times for 32-bit MCUs

Digitimes Research: UFS-based NAND flash solutions to become mainstream storage technology for mobile devices

Jul 20, 14:00

While today's mobile devices use either UFS (Universal Flash Storage) or eMMC (embedded multi-media card)-based NAND flash solutions to store information, eMMC5.1 chips are becoming...

IDM model no longer viable for Japan semiconductor industry: Q&A with Socionext CEO Yasuo Nishiguchi

Jul 20, 11:39

Though still a global bellwether in many areas of semiconductor technologies, Japan's semiconductor industry is significantly losing ground in world markets, as most Japanese players,...

Yasuo Nishiguchi. right, chairman and CEO of Japan's IC designer Socionext

Upcoming Meizu Pro 7 series reportedly to utilize MediaTek chips

Jul 19, 21:24

Meizu is scheduled to introduce its new Pro 7 and Pro 7 Plus smartphone series on July 26. The Pro 7 model is expected to feature MediaTek's 16nm Helio P25 SoC chip while the Pro...

Chipbond, ChipMOS seeing robust gold bumping demand

Jul 19, 15:37

Backend houses Chipbond Technology and ChipMOS Technologies have both cut into the supply chains of US and Korea smartphone brands with their gold bumping services, and are set to...

IC vendors ramping up solutions for voice assistants

Jul 19, 10:42

A number of China- and Taiwan-based IC design houses are ramping up their production of speaker solutions, MEMS microphones and other chips to meet increasing demand for voice assistant...

Installed 8-inch fab capacity to rise through 2020, says SEMI

Jul 18, 22:06

Installed 8-inch (200mm) fab capacity has increased since 2009, and will reach close to 5.4 million wafers per month (wpm) by the end of 2017, according to SEMI. By 2020, 200mm capacity...

Taiwan firms urged to develop integrated chips for AI systems

Jul 18, 16:14

Taiwan should strive to become an exporter of AI (artificial intelligence) system products and to develop niche-type integrated smart system chips that could reach a production value...

Globalfoundries and VeriSilicon to enable single-chip solution for next-gen IoT networks

Jul 17, 14:03

Globalfoundries and VeriSilicon have announced a collaboration to deliver a single-chip IoT solution for next-generation Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) networks. Leveraging GF's 22FDX...

Insyde delivers BIOS and systems management firmware for new Intel Xeon scalable processors

Jul 14, 15:25

Insyde Software, a provider of UEFI BIOS and systems management software, has announced that its BIOS and BMC firmware solutions offer full support for the latest Intel Xeon Skylake-SP...

IC design house Nyquest 2Q17 profits to hit record high

Jul 14, 15:16

Consumer IC design company Nyquest Technology is expected to report a record EPS of over NT$1.50 (US$0.05) for the second quarter of 2017, when revenues also hit a record high of...

Semi content in electronic systems forecast to set new record in 2017, says IC Insights

Jul 14, 14:54

The global electronic systems market will grow only 2% to US$1,493 billion in 2017, while the worldwide semiconductor market is expected to surge by 15% to US$419.1 billion, according...

Faraday unveils 28HPC USB 3.1 PHY and 40LP Type-C PHY with PD controller

Jul 14, 14:01

Faraday Technology, a Taiwan-based ASIC design service and IP provider, has announced the availability of its USB 3.1 PHY on UMC 28HPC process, as well as the silicon-verified USB...

Skyworks seeking acquisition in Taiwan

Jul 14, 13:59

Skyworks is evaluating the feasibility of acquiring either RF component specialist Richwave Technology or the power amplifier (PA) department of Airoha Technology, a unit of MediaTek,...

Qualcomm, MediaTek and Spreadtrum to remain top handset IC suppliers in 2017

Jul 14, 10:47

Qualcomm, MediaTek and Spreadtrum will remain the top-3 handset IC suppliers in 2017, with Qualcomm dominating the high-end market, and MediaTek and Spreadtrum sharing the mid-range...

Qualcomm, MediaTek and Spreadtrum to remain top-3 smartphone chip suppliers in 2017

Huawei set to unveil AI processors by yearend, says executive

Jul 13, 15:53

Sensing the imminent arrival of a smart Internet era driven by artificial intelligence (AI), China's top ICT solutions provider Huawei Technologies is actively proceeding with the...

Worldwide semiconductor revenues to top US$400 billion in 2017, says Gartner

Jul 12, 22:33

Worldwide semiconductor revenues are forecast to total US$401.4 billion in 2017, an increase of 16.8% from 2016, according to Gartner. This will be the first time semiconductor revenues...

Taiwan IC design houses gearing up for high speed transmissions

Jul 12, 16:00

With high speed transmissions becoming an important spec for electronics devices, Taiwan-based IC design houses including ASMedia, Parade Technologies, Weltrend, On-Bright, Etron...

Demand for high-speed transmission chips rising

Chip demand for TVs and STBs picking up

Jul 12, 15:21

Chip demand for LCD TVs and set-top boxes (STB) has started to pick up recently as device manufacturers are gearing up for their peak season, according to industry sources.

Taiwan government urged not to sacrifice semiconductor to bolster AI development

Jul 12, 14:05

While actively moving to subsidize the development of AI (artificial intelligence) software by academic and research units, Taiwan's government must not recklessly cut resources meant...

Taiwan semiconductor industry can be great support in the AI development

MediaTek IoT chips expand presence in China bicycle-sharing market

Jul 12, 13:30

Specializing in smartphone SoC chips, MediaTek has been aggressively developing its highly-integrated SoC offerings for wearable and IoT applications. With its IoT solutions, MediaTek...

MediaTek IoT chips are making inroads in China bicycle-sharing market

Intel unveils new Intel Xeon scalable processors

Jul 12, 13:27

Intel has launched its new Intel Xeon scalable processors, providing businesses with performance to handle compute-hungry tasks including real-time analytics, virtualized infrastructure...

Intel Xeon scalable processor

MediaTek seeing robust chip demand for voice assistant devices

Jul 12, 10:13

MediaTek has ramped up shipments of its chips for voice assistant devices which will further buoy the company's revenues for the third quarter of 2017, according to market sources.

MediaTek chip shipments for voice assistants are set to boom

WPG revenues down 3% on year in June

Jul 11, 16:36

Semiconductor components distributor WPG Holdings has reported consolidated revenues of NT$44.42 billion (US$1.45 billion) for June 2017, representing a 4.54% increase on month and...

Broadcom to slash workforce in Taiwan

Jul 11, 15:40

Broadcom is set to cut its workforce in Taiwan by over 90% at the end of August, according to industry sources. The speculation has drawn the attention of several chipmakers such...

Global Unichip opens new Korea office

Jul 11, 15:35

Taiwan-based Global Unichip, a fabless ASIC design house, has announced the establishment of its new office in Seoul. The move is to enhance both technical and business customer su...

Globalfoundries 22FDX attracts orders from Shanghai Fudan

Jul 10, 14:23

Globalfoundries' 22nm FD-SOI process, dubbed 22FDX, has obtained orders from Shanghai Fudan Microelectronics, according to industry sources.

Globalfoundries 22FDX obtains orders in China

MediaTek 2Q17 revenues meet guidance

Jul 10, 09:47

IC design house MediaTek has reported June consolidated revenues increased 18.75% sequentially to NT$21.89 billion (US$715.9 million). Revenues for the second quarter of 2017 came...

Qualcomm seeks to ban iPhone imports to US

Jul 7, 14:20

Qualcomm has announced that it is filing a complaint with the United States International Trade Commission (ITC) alleging that Apple has engaged in the unlawful importation and sale...

Taiwan IC design houses seeing orders ramp-up from China smartphone sector

Jul 7, 10:49

A ramp-up of orders from China's smartphone sector will buoy revenues at Taiwan-based IC design houses, particularly those specializing in LCD driver ICs, wireless charging solutions...

Commentary: Power-saving is key concept in smartphone design

Jul 7, 10:00

While new smartphone models for 2017 boast quite a few fresh features such as full screens, OLED panels, biometric systems, quick charge and wireless charge applications, these features...

New smartphone features are designed to save power consumption.
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    Samsung ISOCELL image sensors

    Samsung Electronics has introduced two new ISOCELL image sensors: 1.28-micrometer 12-megapixel ISOCELL Fast 2L9 with Dual Pixel technology, and ultra-small 0.9-microemter 24-megapixel...

    Photo: Company, Oct 17.

  • TI+DLP+LightCrafter+Display

    TI DLP LightCrafter Display

    Texas Instruments (TI) has developed a new 0.2-inch DLP2000 chipset and US$99 DLP LightCrafter Display 2000 evaluation module (EVM), making it more affordable to leverage DLP technology...

    Photo: Company, Sep 15.

  • Nextchip+Apache4

    Nextchip Apache4

    CEVA, a licensor of signal processing IP for smart connected devices, has announced that Nextchip, a fabless company specializing in embedded vision applications for ADAS systems,...

    Photo: Company, Sep 15.

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    IFA 2017: Huawei Kirin 970

    Huawei has launched the Kirin 970 at IFA 2017 in Berlin, a chip that combines the power of the cloud with the speed and responsiveness of native AI processing, according to the company...

    Photo: Company, Sep 4.

  • Intel+Movidius+Myriad+X

    Intel Movidius Myriad X

    Intel has announced Movidius Myriad X processing unit (VPU), advancing its end-to-end portfolio of artificial intelligence (AI) solutions to deliver more autonomous capabilities across...

    Photo: Company, Aug 29.

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