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Holtek intros new MCUs and other products for IoT

Oct 13, 15:29

Microcontroller (MCU) supplier Holtek Semiconductor has showcased a series of new products targeted at IoT applications.

China firm close to buying Vivante

Oct 12, 20:27

China-based IC design service company VeriSilicon is closed to acquiring US-based Vivante, which owns a portfolio of graphics processing unit (GPU) IP cores designed specifically...

WPG September revenues hit record

Stockwatch - Oct 12, 15:52

WPG has reported consolidated revenues of NT$51.42 billion (US$1.6 billion) for September 2015, hitting a monthly record for the third consecutive month. The figure also represented...

UTAC and mCube announce production ramp of MEMS 3-axis accelerometers

Oct 12, 14:53

UTAC, a Singapore-based semiconductor assembly and test services provider, and mCube, a provider of microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) motion sensors, have jointly announced the...

Fingerprint sensors set to see growing adoption among Android phones

Oct 8, 16:07

Fingerprint identification sensors are expected to see growing adoption among Android smartphones in 2016, according to industry sources.

Imec and Cadence complete tapeout of first 5nm test chip

Oct 8, 10:08

Nano-electronics research center imec and Cadence Design Systems have announced that the companies completed the first tapeout of a 5nm test chip using extreme ultraviolet (EUV) as...

Taiwan LCD driver IC firms look to post more than 10% revenue decreases in 4Q15

Oct 7, 22:17

LCD driver IC design specialists including Novatek Microelectronics, Himax Technologies, Sitronix Technology, Fitipower Integrated Technology, Raydium Semiconductor and FocalTech...

MediaTek September revenues hit 6-month high

Stockwatch - Oct 7, 15:36

MediaTek saw its September revenues climb to a six-month high of NT$20.04 billion (US$615.4 million).

Phison to post record 3Q15 revenues, says report

Stockwatch - Oct 6, 20:31

NAND flash device controller supplier Phison Electronics is expected to see its third-quarter revenues top NT$10 billion (US$306 million) and reach the company's highest quarterly...

Tablet demand stays weak, say Taiwan IC designers

Oct 6, 20:27

IC demand for tablet PCs has been weak prompting more chip suppliers to phase out their tablet-IC businesses, according to sources at Taiwan-based IC design houses.

Elan Microelectronics revenues decline on year in September

Stockwatch - Oct 6, 16:24

Elan Microelectronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$632 million (US$19.31 million) for September 2015, representing a 18.69% increase on month and 5.63% drop on year.

Realtek reports increased September revenues

Stockwatch - Oct 6, 15:47

Networking IC design company Realtek Semiconductor has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.04 billion (US$93.5 million) for September 2015, representing growth of 18.3% on month...

Global semiconductor sales decrease slightly in August, says SIA

Oct 5, 22:05

Worldwide sales of semiconductors reached US$27.7 billion in August, down 0.5% from the previous month when sales were US$27.9 billion, according to SIA.

MediaTek dismisses layoff rumors

Stockwatch - Oct 5, 21:59

MediaTek has issued a filing with the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE) dismissing rumors of pending layoffs.

Improved energy efficiency requirements lead to stable growth in industrial traction semiconductors, says IHS

Oct 5, 15:38

Revenue from the sale of energy-saving semiconductors for large and small transportation equipment, including rail systems, shipping, electric forklifts, mobility scooters and golf...

Auto, industrial chip orders falling

Oct 5, 15:34

Auto and industrial chip orders have seen a dramatic fall in the fourth quarter of 2015, according to industry sources in Taiwan.

Biometrics market boosted by fingerprint sensors in smartphones, vein technologies in ATMs and iris recognition in healthcare, says ABI Research

Oct 5, 15:19

An increasing amount of China-based smartphone vendors are investing in equipping their devices with fingerprint sensors. Fingerprint sensors for smartphones are expected to reach...

MediaTek expanding IoT ecosystem

Oct 2, 16:09

MediaTek is stepping up efforts to expand its Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystem. The fabless chipmaker has announced a series of new partnerships to push its SoC shipments across...

VIA Telecom assets sold to Intel

Oct 2, 15:51

VIA Technologies has announced that its mobile phone chip subsidary VIA Telecom has sold part of its assets to Intel.

Xilinx ships 16nm chips ahead of schedule

Oct 2, 15:24

Xilinx has announced it is shipping 16nm multiprocessor SoCs (MPSoC) to customers a quarter ahead of schedule. The early release of the Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC enables Xilinx customers...

IC suppliers concerned about new iPhone orders

Oct 1, 16:28

Despite the record first-week sales for the newest iPhones, suppliers of related ICs have been concerned about the possibility of Apple downward adjusting its chip orders for the...

Features not frequency key to greater profitability in HEDT CPU market, says HWinsights

Oct 1, 15:17

Within the desktop CPU market, the HEDT segment (which targets enthusiasts, overclockers, high-end gamers, and professional workstations) offers the ability for chipmakers and their...

MediaTek, Huawei to tap SSD controller market

Oct 1, 10:10

MediaTek and Huawei are reportedly looking to enter the market for SSD controllers bringing more competition to the market.

Upgraded components in iPhone 6S Plus costs Apple an extra US$16 per device, says IHS

Oct 1, 10:07

Upgraded components in the new iPhone 6S Plus cost US$16 more than the components in the earlier iPhone 6 Plus. The bill of materials (BOM) for an iPhone 6S Plus equipped with 16GB...

Taiwan IC design firms to post gross margin decreases in 3Q15

Sep 30, 11:08

Most Taiwan-based fabless IC firms are expected to report sequential decreases of 1pp to 2pp in gross margins for the third quarter of 2015, due to falling chip prices, according...

Touchscreen controller IC prices falling

Sep 30, 11:06

Prices for smartphone-use touchscreen controller ICs have been falling as an increase in the number of suppliers has led to more competition in the market, according to industry so...

M&A activity continues through uncertain business climate, says IC Insights

Sep 29, 10:01

In July 2015, IC Insights examined the huge surge of M&A activity in the IC industry during the first six months of 2015. In just the first half of 2015, announced semiconductor...

IC backend houses to stay cautious as TSMC warns of sales drop in 4Q15

Sep 25, 12:28

With Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) forecasting a sequential decline in fourth-quarter revenues, Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) and other backend companies...

Taiwan, China IT industries reach consensuses for cooperation for next 12 months

Sep 24, 15:53

The 12th Cross-Strait Information Industry and Technology Standards Forum hosted by Sinocon Industrial Standards Foundation, Chinese Electronics Standardization Association and China...

Fingerprint sensor prices fall below US$5

Sep 24, 10:12

Fingerprint sensor prices have fallen below US$5 recently, and are likely to drop further in 2016, according to industry sources. Prices of fingerprint sensors have come down from...

Digitimes Research: Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 wins design-in projects

Sep 24, 10:10

A number of handset OEMs have expressed satisfaction with the performance of the newly released Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 and have mapped out design-in projects or product design plans...

Cadence offers design tools for TSMC InFO packaging

Sep 23, 15:58

Cadence Design Systems has announced that its Allegro system-in-package (SiP) and physical verification system (PVS) implementation technologies have been enabled for TSMC's integrated...

UMC enters volume production for touchscreen controllers using 0.11-micron eFlash process

Sep 23, 15:55

United Microelectronics (UMC) has announced the volume production of chips for touchscreen controller applications, built using the foundry's 0.11-micron eFlash process.

New ARM CPU design center opens in Taiwan

Sep 23, 15:32

A new ARM CPU design center located in Taiwan's Hsinchu Science Park (HSP) officially opened on September 22. The workforce of the center will reach 100 employees by the end of 2015,...

ARM opening new CPU design center in Taiwan

Chinese handset OEMs to increase demand for smartphone sensors, IHS says

Sep 23, 11:29

Apple and Samsung will remain the dominant buyers of sensors for smartphones through 2019; however, their share of sensor spending will fall, according to IHS.

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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.

  • Intel+XMM+7360+LTE+Advanced+solution

    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.

  • Intel+Atom+x3+processor

    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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    This Digitimes Research Special Report analyzes the strategies of key China-based major panel makers BOE, Tianma and IVO for attacking the different market segments through technology and pricing, and their relationship to local vendors Huawei, Lenovo, ZTE, Xiaomi and Coolpad.