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SMIC successfully makes Qualcomm chips in 28nm process

Aug 10, 15:52

Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) and Qualcomm have achieved a major milestone in fabrication of 28nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processors, according to the companies...

Himax expects 3Q15 sales to drop 5-9%

Aug 10, 15:46

LCD driver IC design specialist Himax Technologies expects to post a revenue decline of 5-9% sequentially in the third quarter of 2015, with gross margin edging down about 1.5pp on...

Diode maker Eris reports decreased July revenues

Aug 7, 15:43

Taiwan-based Eris Technology, which specializes in the manufacture of rectifier diodes, has reported consolidated revenues for July 2015 declined 11.15% from a year earlier to NT$80.57...

HLMC, MediaTek reportedly in talks about extending cooperation to FinFET chips

Aug 7, 15:03

High-level executives of 12-inch foundry Shanghai Huali Microelectronics (HLMC) have recently paid a visit to MediaTek to discuss with the Taiwan-based smartphone chip vendor about...

MediaTek July revenues slip

Stockwatch - Aug 7, 15:01

MediaTek has announced consolidated revenues of NT$17.91 billion (US$565.8 million) for July 2015, down 7.1% on year.

WPG looks to 3-8% revenue growth in 3Q15

Aug 7, 10:28

IC distributor WPG, Asia's largest distributor of semiconductor components, expects its third-quarter revenues to be between NT$128 billion (US$4.05 billion) and NT$134 billion, representing...

FocalTech systems swings back to profitability in 2Q15

Newswatch - Aug 7, 10:26

Touchscreen and LCD driver IC supplier FocalTech Systems managed to swing back to profitability in the second quarter of 2015, with net profits reaching NT$63.02 million (US$1.99...

NVM IP provider eMemory announces Combo and Hybrid solutions

Aug 6, 16:12

Embedded non-volatile memory (eNVM) IP provider eMemory Technology has announced the availability of Combo and Hybrid solutions in addition to its logic-process-based OTPs and MTPs...

Visibility of chip orders slips

Aug 6, 16:10

Order visibility for NFC chips, power amplifiers (PA) and optical communication solutions has slipped due to sluggish demand for handsets, tablets, notebooks and LCD TVs, according...

Samsung cuts Intel's semiconductor sales lead to 16% in 2Q15, says IC Insights

Aug 6, 15:30

Samsung's growth rate in the second quarter of 2015 put the company closer to catching Intel and becoming the world's leading semiconductor supplier, according to IC Insights.

Novatek expects 3Q15 revenues to grow only slightly

Stockwatch - Aug 6, 10:51

LCD driver IC design specialist Novatek Microelectronics expects to post revenues of between NT$12.6 billion (US$397 million) and NT$13 billion in the third quarter of 2015 - a slight...

Realtek July revenues rise 8%

Stockwatch - Aug 6, 10:47

Networking IC design company Realtek Semiconductor has reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.3 billion (US$72.7 million) for July 2015, representing growth of 8.2% sequentially.

SanDisk, Toshiba announce 256Gb, 48-layer NAND chips

Aug 5, 15:54

SanDisk has announced its 256Gb 3-bit-per-cell (X3) 48-layer 3D NAND chip and the start of 3D NAND pilot line operations in Yokkaichi, Japan in conjunction with its partner, Toshib...

IC suppliers Generalplus, Elan post mixed earnings for 2Q15

Newswatch - Aug 5, 15:44

Consumer IC supplier Generalplus Technology saw its net profits grow 186% sequentially to NT$131 million (US4.15 million) in the second quarter of 2015, which translated into an EPS...

Xiaomi reportedly developing ARM solutions, paper says

Aug 5, 15:02

Xiaomi is engaged in the development of mobile processors based on the ARM chip architecture, and is expected to have the first in-house developed chips for handsets in early 2016,...

WT Micro 3Q15 sales may drop up to 4%

Aug 5, 10:58

IC distributor WT Microelectronics expects to post growth ranging from 1.5% to negative 4% sequentially for the third quarter of 2015.

Elan Microelectronics reports on-year decline in July revenues

Stockwatch - Aug 4, 16:15

Elan Microelectronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$518 million (US$16.39 million) for July 2015, representing a 5.8% increase on month and 21.91% drop on year.

Precise Biometrics signs license agreement with Elan

Aug 4, 15:50

Precise Biometrics has entered an agreement with Taiwan-based touchscreen sensor developer Elan Microelectronics for licensing of Precise Biometrics' product for fingerprint recognition...

iPhone 5c successor to feature FinFET chips, say sources

Aug 4, 14:02

Apple is not expected to launch a successor to the iPhone 5c this year, but will instead introduce its next-generation budget smartphones in second-quarter 2016 with the devices coming...

Global chip sales rise 2% in 2Q15, says SIA

Aug 3, 21:02

Worldwide sales of semiconductors reached US$84 billion in the second quarter of 2015, rising 1% sequentially and 2% on year, according to SIA.

MCU maker Nuvoton sees net profits up 14% on year in 1H15

Newswatch - Aug 3, 12:52

MCU maker Nuvoton Technology has reported net profits of NT$160 million (US$5.06 million) for the second quarter of 2015, up 67% sequentially but down 11% on year. The earnings translated...

MediaTek cuts 2015 shipment target

Aug 3, 11:41

MediaTek has revised downward its handset-IC shipment target for 2015 to 400 million units, down 10% from the 450 million originally estimated.

Silicon Motion to offer solutions for 3D XPoint devices

Jul 31, 16:04

Silicon Motion Technology, a Taiwan-based company engaged in the design and development of NAND flash device controller solutions, will reportedly provide controller chips for SSDs...

Taiwan IC design houses expect orders for handsets to pick up in August

Jul 31, 15:33

IC demand for handsets is expected to pick up in August buoyed by an influx of orders from China, according to sources at Taiwan-based IC design houses.

MediaTek posts lower revenues and profits for 2Q15

Jul 31, 14:49

MediaTek has reported revenue and profit decreases for the second quarter of 2015, citing decelerating handset demand and intensifying price competition among chip providers.

Digitimes Research: China smartphone AP shipments to grow 23.5% in 2H15

Jul 31, 13:50

Shipments of smartphone application processors in the China market are expected to grow 9.7% and 16% on quarter, respectively, in the third and fourth quarters of 2015, according...

Hua Hong Semiconductor, QST announce 3-axis gyroscope SoC

Jul 30, 21:52

Hua Hong Semiconductor, a pure-play 200mm foundry, and Shanghai Quality Sensor Technology (QST) have jointly announced what they claim is the first 3-axis gyroscope SoC developed...

Taiwan IC firms positive about demand for USB 3.1 Type-C solutions

Jul 30, 13:57

Taiwan-based IC design companies including ASMedia Technology, Etron Technology and VIA Labs are all gearing up to offer USB 3.1 Type-C solutions as they anticipate the interface...

Silicon Motion expects to deliver another year of record sales

Jul 30, 11:13

Silicon Motion Technology expects to post revenue growth of 22-27% in 2015. Revenues hit a record level of US$289 million in 2014.

Tsunami of M&A deals underway in 2015 chip industry, says IC Insights

Jul 30, 10:41

In just the first half of 2015 alone, announced semiconductor acquisition agreements had a combined total value of US$72.6 billion, which is nearly 6x the annual average for M&A...

MediaTek 3Q15 sales likely to rise 15-20%

Jul 29, 16:06

Market sources expect MediaTek to post revenue growth of 15-20% sequentially in the third quarter of 2015 compared with the 20-30% estimated previously. The revised projection came...

Intel and Micron claim breakthrough memory solution

Jul 29, 15:46

Intel and Micron Technology have jointly announced 3D XPoint technology, a non-volatile memory that has the potential to revolutionize any device, application or service that benefits...

China IC backend firms reportedly obtain orders from Qualcomm, MediaTek

Jul 29, 15:35

Major China-based IC backend houses including Jiangsu Changjiang Electronics Technology and Nantong Fujitsu Microelectronics have obtained orders from Qualcomm and MediaTek, which...

Chinese automotive semiconductor revenues to hit US$6.2 billion in 2015, IHS says

Jul 29, 11:15

Total automotive semiconductor revenues in China reached US$5.6 billion in 2014, and revenues are expected to grow nearly 11% year over year in 2015 to reach US$6.2 billion, according...

Holtek 1H15 profits rise 2%

Jul 28, 15:15

Microcontroller (MCU) supplier Holtek Semiconductor has reported net profits of NT$380 million (US$12 million) for the first half of 2015, up 2.2% on year, with EPS coming to NT$1....

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    Toshiba TZ2100 group application processors

    Toshiba has announced the launch of three new application processors (APs) under its TZ2100 group as the latest additions to its ApP Lite family's ARM Cortex-A9-based TZ2000 series...

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    IDT F0480 RF variable gain amplifier

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