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MediaTek 3Q15 profits soar 25%

Oct 30, 15:45

MediaTek's net profits soared to almost NT$8 billion (US$246 million) in the third quarter of 2015 hitting the highest quarterly level for the year.

Parade projects flat to 10% growth in 4Q15

Oct 30, 15:20

Mixed-signal IC design house Parade Technologies expects its consolidated revenues to reach US$61-67 million in the fourth quarter of 2015 compared with US$60.82 million posted in...

Huawei using more HiSilicon chips in high-end smartphones

Oct 30, 12:13

The ratio Kirin-series application processors, developed by HiSilicon Technologies, used in Huawei's mid-range and high-end smartphones has continued to increase, which is unfavorable...

Demand for fingerprint, force touch sensors to increase significantly in 2016, says sources

Oct 30, 10:58

More Android-based smartphone vendors are expected to incorporate fingerprint and force touch sensors into their new models for 2016 as they strive to enhance the performance of their...

Price erosion in sensors and volatility in discretes slows total O-S-D growth, says IC Insights

Oct 29, 16:26

The worldwide market for optoelectronics, sensors and actuators, and discrete semiconductors (O-S-D) has turned into a mixed bag of double-digit growth for several major product categories...

MCU supplier Nuvoton posts revenue and profit growth in 3Q15

Oct 29, 10:18

Nuvoton Technology, the logic IC subsidiary of Winbond Electronics specializing in MCU products, has reported on-year increases of 11% and 69%, respectively, in revenues and profits...

Holtek expects flat or slight revenue growth in 4Q15

Oct 29, 10:12

Microcontroller (MCU) design specialist Holtek Semiconductor expects to report flat or slight sequential growth in revenues for the fourth quarter of 2015.

Sony and Toshiba sign MOU for transfer of certain semiconductor fabrication facilities

Oct 28, 22:17

Sony and Toshiba have entered into a non-binding memorandum of understanding that confirms their intent to negotiate the transfer to Sony of certain Toshiba owned semiconductor fabrication...

Digitimes Research: China smartphone AP shipments to grow 14.6% on quarter in 4Q15

Oct 28, 11:46

Shipments of smartphone-use application processors in China are expected to grow 14.6% sequentially to 161 million units in the fourth quarter of 2015 as handset vendors are building...

Magnetic sensor suppliers look to automotive sector for growth, says IHS

Oct 28, 11:43

Led by ongoing price erosion in the electronic compass sensor market, year-over-year semiconductor-based magnetic sensor revenues grew less than 1% in 2014; however, the industry's...

Sino-American to ship NFC chip in 4Q15

Oct 27, 14:44

Taiwan-based power supply unit (PSU) maker Sino-American Electronics has expanded into the chip design industry and has developed a NFC chip that has already received orders from...

Differentiation is essential: Q&A with Intersil Taiwan managing director Brian Wan

Oct 27, 11:16

While the product life cycles of analog ICs are getting shorter and shorter, the technical standards are getting ever higher. This is posing a challenge for industry players who have...

Brian Wan

High resolution displays contribute to rising revenues for driver chip vendors, IHS says

Oct 26, 22:43

Annual revenues for driver integrated circuits (ICs) will peak at US$6.8 billion in 2017, due mainly to the demand for higher resolution displays in smartphones and other applications,...

Richtek to focus on analog chips for mobile devices, wearables

Oct 26, 22:37

After becoming a unit of MediaTek, Richtek Technology will continue to expand its analog IC portfolio and move more aggressively to gain market share, according to sources familiar...

Phison October revenues to hit record, says report

Stockwatch - Oct 26, 22:31

NAND flash device controller supplier Phison Electronics is expected to see its October revenues top NT$3.5 billion (US$108 million) hitting a monthly record for the second consecutive...

IC Insights cuts 2015 IC market forecast to negative

Oct 26, 15:11

IC Insights has lowered its 2015 IC market forecast from 1% growth to negative 1%, citing a slowing China economy, strong US dollar, and falling DRAM ASPs.

Taiwan IC design houses remain cautious about 4Q15

Oct 23, 16:25

Taiwan-based IC design houses remain cautious about their sales performance in the fourth quarter of 2015 having not received a pull-in of short lead-time orders.

Utilization rates at 8-inch fabs rise

Oct 23, 15:38

Taiwan-based IC foundries have recently landed a pull-in of orders for LCD driver ICs, analog chips and consumer ICs lifting capacity utilization rates at their 8-inch fabs, according...

IC demand from China smartphone vendors to remain brisk in 2016, say sources

Oct 23, 11:29

Taiwan-based IC design houses expect demand for IC parts from China-based smartphone vendors to remain brisk in early 2016 as vendors have continued to upgrade the hardware specifications...

MediaTek to attract investment from China Mobile, says report

Stockwatch - Oct 23, 10:47

China Mobile will make an equity investment in MediaTek to form a strategic alliance with the Taiwan-based IC design house, according to a recent Economic Daily News (EDN)...

Foundries asking LCD driver IC firms to switch to 12-inch wafers

Oct 22, 11:29

IC foundries have requested their LCD driver IC clients to upgrade to 12-inch process in order to provide a stable supply for analog ICs, fingerprint sensors, MCUs, mixed-signal ICs,...

Silicon wafer shipments to grow modestly, says SEMI

Oct 22, 11:19

Silicon wafer shipments to the global semiconductor industry are forecast to increase at a modest pace in 2015, 2016 and 2017, according to SEMI.

Mentor Graphics Veloce VirtuaLAB adds protocols for networking designs

Oct 20, 16:59

Mentor Graphics has announced its Veloce VirtuaLAB Ethernet environment with support for 25Gb, 50Gb and 100Gb Ethernet designs. VirtuaLAB is Mentor Graphics' platform for delivering...

Intersil uses time-of-flight technology to improve autofocus

Oct 20, 15:20

While a number of high-end smartphones have started to incorporate phase detect and laser technology into their devices to improve autofocus, Intersil believes its recently introduced...

Marvell strengthening competitiveness in SSD controller market

Oct 19, 21:08

Marvell has accelerated its transition to 28nm process production for its SSD controller chips, while partnering with China-based Longsys Electronics to expand its market presence...

Mouser Electronics undergoing expansion

Oct 19, 17:08

IC distribution company Mouser Electronics is undergoing a two-phase expansion at it worldwide headquarters in Texas by making additions to the 492,000 square-foot facility. The first...

AMD, Nantong Fujitsu Microelectronics to establish semiconductor assembly and test JV

Oct 19, 14:25

AMD and Nantong Fujitsu Microelectronics (NFME) have announced the signing of a definitive agreement to create a joint venture combining AMD's high-volume assembly, test, mark, and...

Global 2Q15 smartphone AP market grows slightly, says Strategy Analytics

Oct 16, 10:40

The global smartphone applications processor (AP) market grew by a modest 1.5% from a year earlier in the second quarter of 2015, while the tablet AP sector saw an on-year decline...

China downstream firms should be allowed to invest in Taiwan IC design houses, says science minister

Oct 15, 11:06

China-based downstream clients of Taiwan's IC design houses should be allowed to make equity investments or buy a portion of stakes in Taiwan-based IC vendors so as to form strategic...

Science and technology minister Jyuo-min Shyu

Samsung eyeing 14nm chip orders from HiSilicon

Oct 15, 10:29

Samsung Electronics is offering HiSilicon Technologies lower prices for its 14nm FinFET production in a bid to vie for mobile chip orders from the China-based fabless vendor, according...

Sunplus sees losses of over NT$700 million on financial assets

Newswatch - Oct 15, 10:24

Multimedia IC solution vendor Sunplus Technology has reported a loss of NT$749 million (US$23.06 million) on the value of its financial assets for the first three quarters of 2015...

TSMC seeing brisk demand for 16nm chips from China

Oct 14, 15:41

Almost 10 China-based IC design houses have already entered design-in process using TSMC's 16nm FinFET technology, which is ready for rapid demand growth in China, according to Roger...

Roger Luo

Equipment maker Mirle revenues hit 33-month high in September

Newswatch - Oct 13, 23:04

LCD panel equipment specialist Mirle Automation saw its revenues grow 7.3% on month and 34% on year to a 33-month high of NT$745 million (US$22.95 million) in September.

Taiwan IC design industry not yet open to China investments, says MOEA

Oct 13, 16:11

China-based companies are still prohibited from setting up independent IC design houses in Taiwan or committing equity investments in the local IC design firms, according to the Ministry...

Worldwide semiconductor sales to fall in 2015, says Gartner

Oct 13, 16:02

Worldwide semiconductor revenues are forecast to total US$337.8 billion in 2015, a decline of 0.8% from 2014, according to Gartner. This is the first decline in revenues since 2012...

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    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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    Samsung Bio-Processor

    Samsung Electronics has announced it is mass producing an all-in-one advanced system logic chip for the health-oriented wearables market, the Bio-Processor. The Samsung Bio-Processor...

    Photo: Company, Jan 5.

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    Silicon Labs introduces new dual-mode Bluetooth smart ready module

    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)...

    Photo: Company, Jun 9.

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    Intel XMM 7360 LTE Advanced solution

    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 Atom x3 processor

    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...

    Photo: Company, Mar 4.

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