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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...

LCD driver IC firms looking to improve gross margin

Feb 19, 21:54

LCD driver IC firms expect to post higher gross margins for 2014, buoyed by rising shipments of driver ICs for higher resolution panels, according to industry sources.

Taiwan IC design houses March sales to soar

Feb 19, 14:58

Taiwan-based IC design houses including MediaTek, Realtek Semiconductor, Richtek Technology, Novatek Microelectronics and Global Mixed-mode Technology (GMT) are expected to report...

Elan posts EPS NT$3.8 for 2013

Feb 19, 13:44

Elan Microelectronics has reported net profits of NT$1.55 billion (US$51.17 million) for 2013, up 34.6% from a year earlier. EPS for 2013 stood at NT$3.8 compared to NT$2.95 in the...

Semiconductor unit shipments to exceed one trillion devices in 2016, says IC Insights

Feb 19, 11:40

Total semiconductor unit shipments (integrated circuits and opto-sensor-discrete, or O-S-D, devices) are forecast to grow annually through the current cyclical upturn and top one...

EETI to ramp up shipments of industrial touch controller chips

Feb 17, 21:40

Touchscreen controller IC vendor Egalax-empia Technology (EETI) is expected to ramp up sales of its touch controller chips for industrial control applications to 40% of its total...

TSMC 2Q14 sales to rise 15-20%, says report

Newswatch - Feb 17, 15:16

A rebound in Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company's (TSMC) 28nm process utilization rate and a ramp-up of 20nm production capacity will allow the foundry to post 15-20% sequential...

Himax sees flat growth or slight drop in 1Q14 sales

Feb 14, 14:19

LCD driver IC design specialist Himax Technologies expects its first-quarter revenues to register flat growth or a slight decrease sequentially. Gross margin for the quarter is set...

Synopsys, Realtek and UMC collaborate on single-chip Ultra HD smart TV SoC

Feb 14, 10:21

Synopsys, Realtek Semiconductor and United Microelectronics (UMC) announced on February 12 that their collaboration has resulted in first-pass silicon success of Realtek's RTD2995...

Novatek expects 1Q14 sales to stay flat or drop slightly

Feb 13, 15:14

LCD driver IC design company Novatek Microelectronics expects its first-quarter revenues to register 1% growth or an up to 3% decrease sequentially. Rising orders for Ultra HD TV...

Intel to cut a deal with Apple for Fab 42?

Feb 13, 14:27

With shipments of desktop and notebooks in the doldrums since 2010, Intel's PC processor business has been in decline. Meanwhile, AMD and others are taking aim at the Intel-dominated...

Zenitron, Promate post decreased revenues for January

Feb 13, 13:23

IC distributors Zenitron and Promate Electronic saw their revenues decline 12.1% and 20% sequentially to NT$2.38 billion (US$78.52 million) and NT$1.57 billion, respectively, in January...

China market: Local LED driver IC suppliers perform strongly in 2013

Feb 12, 22:06

Most local LED driver IC vendors in China outperformed international and Taiwan-based rival companies in terms of shipments in 2013. Bright Power Semiconductor and Silan Microelectronics...

Industrial electronic chip market turns around in 2013 with double-digit growth, says IHS

Feb 12, 11:44

Global industrial electronics chip revenues for 2013 amounted to US$33.7 billion, a 11% rise from US$30.4 billion in 2012, according to IHS. The double-digit increase shows that the...

Powerchip reportedly looking to take over Renesas SP Drivers

Feb 12, 11:40

Powerchip Technology reportedly is looking to gain more control over Renesas SP Drivers (RSP), a LCD driver joint venture set up by Renesas Electronics, Sharp and Powerchip.

Richtek, GMT see improved order visibility in 1Q14

Feb 12, 11:34

Analog IC vendors Richtek Technology and Global Mix-mode Technology have seen their order visibility improve in the first quarter of 2014 as compared to the previous quarter, and...

Analog IC suppliers set to enjoy growing market share

Feb 11, 22:09

Taiwan-based analog IC vendors are set to further expand their market shares in 2014 thanks to emerging business opportunities in the handset, tablet, games console and LED lighting...

WT Micro to see slight decrease in 1Q14 revenues

Feb 11, 12:13

IC distributor WT Microelectronics expects its sales to decline 3-8% sequentially to NT$21.6-22.8 billion (US$712.4-751.98 million) in the first quarter of 2014 compared to NT$23.45...

MediaTek January revenues up over 50% on year

Newswatch - Feb 10, 15:41

MediaTek has reported revenues of NT$12.84 billion (US$423.76 million) for January 2014, down 1.9% sequentially but up 52% on year.

Digitimes Research: Global AP shipments to see slower growth in 2014 on maturing smartphone market

Feb 7, 12:26

After experiencing annual growth of 43% in 2013 on shipments of 1.32 billion, the global application processor (AP) market is forecast to see decelerated growth in 2014, with shipments...

Semiconductor industry posts record sales in 2013, says SIA

Feb 7, 10:15

Worldwide semiconductor sales came to US$305.6 billion in 2013, up 4.8% from the 2012 total of US$291.6 billion, and hitting an annual record, according to SIA.

MediaTek looks to ship 65 million smartphone solutions in 1Q14

Feb 6, 14:46

MediaTek is expected to ship 65 million chipset solutions for smartphones in the first quarter of 2014, accounting for 25-30% of the global smartphone solution market in the quarter,...

Smartphone solution prices to drop in 2Q14

Feb 5, 22:00

Prices of 3G and 4G smartphone solutions are likely to drop significantly in the second quarter of 2014 as chipset vendors are expected to adopt more aggressive pricing strategies...

Wah Lee to see strong sales of silicon wafers in 1Q14

Feb 5, 14:22

Semiconductor material distributor Wah Lee Industrial is expected to see its revenues decrease within a range of 5% in the first quarter of 2014 thanks to strong sales of silicon...

300mm capacity dominates but life remains for 200mm wafer fabs, says IC Insights

Feb 5, 10:48

Nearly all new fab upgrade and construction activity has to do with 300mm wafer processing, but there is still plenty of life remaining in 200mm fabs, according to IC Insights.

Spreadtrum launches single-core smartphone platform for WCDMA, TD-SCDMA and EDGE

Jan 29, 16:20

Spreadtrum Communications has introduced its next-generation single-core smartphone platform for WCDMA, TD-SCDMA and EDGE, which integrates a Cortex-A7 CPU running at speeds up to...

Top-13 foundries account for 91% of total foundry sales in 2013, says IC Insights

Jan 29, 16:18

IC Insights has released its 2013 top IC foundries (pure-play and IDM) ranking. In total, the top 13 foundries represented 91% of total foundry sales in 2013.

Socle agrees to merge with Foxconn

Jan 29, 15:26

Shareholders of Socle Technology have approved an offer from an investment company of the Foxconn Group under which the investment firm will take up a 100% share of the IC design...

Digitimes Research: Taiwan IC design houses perform strongly in 4Q13

Jan 29, 11:36

Taiwan-based IC design houses performed better than expected in the fourth quarter of 2013, yielding production value of NT$125.01 billion (US$4.12 billion), up 0.5% from the prior...

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    Before Going to Press | Jul 29, 20:36

  • Taiwan market: BenQ 1H14 LCD TV sales up 20% due to low-blue-light models

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    Before Going to Press | Jul 29, 20:34

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    Before Going to Press | Jul 29, 20:12

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    Before Going to Press | Jul 29, 19:58

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    Before Going to Press | Jul 29, 19:41

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    Before Going to Press | Jul 29, 19:39

  • Taiwan notebook ODMs to benefit from HP, Dell sales in North America

    Before Going to Press | Jul 29, 19:39

  • Huawei Device sees high growth in 1H14 handset shipments

    Before Going to Press | Jul 29, 19:38

  • Sales for mini versions of flagship smartphones short of expectations

    Before Going to Press | Jul 29, 19:37

  • Digitimes Research: Taiwan digital camera shipments in 2Q14 up 43.3% sequentially

    Before Going to Press | Jul 29, 19:36

  • Global market share for iPad may slip to below 25% in 2H14

    Before Going to Press | Jul 29, 19:35

  • Acer tops US LCD monitor retail market in 1H14

    Before Going to Press | Jul 29, 19:34

  • Huawei Device to launch Ascend Mate 3 4G smartphone, says report

    Before Going to Press | Jul 29, 19:33

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