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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.

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.

Egistec, Goodix receive fingerprint sensor orders

Sep 21, 15:44

Egis Technology (Egistec) has reportedly grabbed fingerprint sensor orders for Samsung's new Galaxy A8-series smartphones, while Goodix Technology is expanding its business in China...

Taiwan IC design houses receive short lead-time orders

Sep 14, 21:18

Taiwan-based handset-use IC suppliers, which are offering solutions including application processors, LCD driver ICs, touchscreen controller ICs and analog chips, have landed an influx...

Richtek posts record August revenues

Sep 10, 10:57

Analog IC supplier Richtek Technology has reported record consolidated revenues of NT$1.15 billion (US$35.2 million) for August 2015. The August revenues represented increases of...

MediaTek looking to acquire Richtek

Sep 7, 22:04

MediaTek has disclosed plans to acquire an up to 51% stake in Richtek Technology, and is ultimately looking to buy 100% of the fellow Taiwan-based fabless IC firm.


MediaTek, Richtek deny merger rumors

Sep 4, 15:55

MediaTek and Richtek Technology have both denied speculation that the two fabless IC firms will merge.

Digitimes Research: China looks at 70% IC self-sufficiency in 2025

Aug 28, 10:28

China is aiming to improve the self-sufficiency rate for ICs in the nation to 40% in 2020, and boost the rate further to 70% in 2025, according to Digitimes Research.

Alcor Micro to split into 3 business groups

Aug 17, 15:54

Taiwan-based Alcor Micro, which specializes in the design and development of USB controller chips, has announced plans to undergo an organizational structure adjustment. The company...

Taiwan IC production value slips 2.6% in 2Q15

Aug 14, 14:49

Taiwan's IC production value slid 2.6% sequentially to NT$555.9 billion (US$17.3 billion) in the second quarter of 2015, according to the Industrial Economics and Knowledge Center...

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.

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...

MediaTek 2Q15 revenues meet guidance

Stockwatch - Jul 7, 14:50

Consolidated revenues at MediaTek came to about NT$47.04 billion (US$1.52 billion) in the second quarter of 2015, down 1% on quarter but meeting the company's guidance of NT$45.2-49...

Taiwan IC design houses to see profits shrink in 2015

Jul 2, 20:49

Falling product ASPs and gross margins are set to erode Taiwan's fabless IC firms' profitability in 2015, according to industry sources.

Taiwan companies with SoC expertise can focus on low-power technologies for IoT, says ARM executive

Jun 4, 14:06

Taiwan-based IC companies should utilize their expertise in SoC technology to focus on the development of low-power technologies, which would enable them to seize opportunities in...

Ian Drew, CMO and EVP of Marketing for ARM

IC demand for PCs remains slow

Jun 1, 14:02

IC orders for PCs have remained slow thus far in 2015, whereas orders for handsets and consumer electronics devices are picking up prior to the third quarter peak season, according...


Spreadtrum looks to expand shipments for smartphones in 2015, says chairman

Apr 7, 11:55

China-based Spreadtrum Communications expects to enjoy significant growth in shipments for 3G and 4G LTE smartphones in 2015, according to company chairman and CEO Leo Li. Sales generated...

Novatek nets NT$11.85 per share for 2014

Feb 5, 22:11

LCD driver IC design company Novatek Microelectronics saw its net profits hit a seven-year high in 2014. Earnings for the year translated into a net EPS of NT$11.85 (US$0.38), compared...

MCU design house Holtek looks to higher profits in 2015

Stockwatch - Dec 1, 21:55

Profits at Taiwan-based Holtek Semiconductor, which designs and develops standard microcontrollers (MCU) and consumer electronics IC solutions, are expected to top NT$1 billion (US$32.2...

MediaTek October revenues hit record

Nov 10, 12:02

MediaTek has reported consolidated revenues of NT$21.6 billion (US$705.9 million) for October 2014, up 16.5% sequentially and hitting a monthly record. Accumulated 2014 sales through...

MediaTek expects seasonal sales decrease in 4Q14

Stockwatch - Nov 7, 10:58

MediaTek expects revenues to decrease up to 6% sequentially in the fourth quarter of 2014 due to seasonal factors, but there is still a possibility of a 2% growth. However, shipments...

Realtek 4Q14 sales to drop 5-10%

Nov 5, 19:04

Market watchers expect sales at IC design house Realtek Semiconductor to decrease 5-10% sequentially in the fourth quarter of 2014, citing seasonal factors.

Chip suppliers asking downstream vendors, OEMs to place long-term orders

Oct 29, 10:44

Chipset suppliers are asking downstream vendors and OEMs to place long-term chip orders of up to 6-12 months on concerns that wafer production will remain tight in fourth-quarter...

LED driver IC vendor Silergy set for brisk sales in 4Q14

Oct 22, 22:20

LED driver and analog IC maker Silergy expects its sales to remain brisk in the fourth quarter of 2014 after its revenues hit a record high of NT$326 million (US$10.73 million) in...

MediaTek hikes 4G smartphone solution shipment target for 2014

Jul 31, 22:07

MediaTek has raised shipment targets for its 4G smartphone solutions for 2014 to 30 million units, from 15 million set previously, according to company president Hsieh Ching-chiang...

Digitimes Research: Korea to ramp PWM IC production value to US$10 billion by 2022

Jul 11, 16:31

Korea plans to invest KRW323 billion (US$320 million) in R&D to ramp up the production value of its power management ICs (PWM ICs) to US$10 billion by 2022 with a 14% global market...

Taiwan IC design houses aim to land more tablet IC orders from brand vendors

Jul 11, 14:42

Taiwan-based IC design houses are shifting their focus to win more IC orders from brand tablet vendors instead of white-box suppliers since shipment growth of white-box tablets has...

IC design houses set for higher gross margins

Jul 10, 15:22

IC design houses including MediaTek, Realtek Semiconductor, Novatek Microelectronics and Richtek Technology are expected to see their gross margins for the second quarter of 2014...

More chipset suppliers to tie up with Taiwan-based IC design houses

Jun 20, 12:05

More chipset suppliers are likely to tie up with Taiwan-based IC design houses in order to tap retail channels as well as to expand their ecosystem in China, according to industry...

Qualcomm to promote 4G solutions at QRD 2014

May 15, 15:01

Qualcomm will hold its annual event, Qualcomm Reference Design (QRD) 2014 in Shenzhen, China on May 15. Participants will include Taiwan-based FocalTech Systems, Himax Technologies...

Shipment ratio of 8-core smartphone solutions to be lower in 2014

Mar 13, 22:01

The shipment ratio of 8-core processors to total smartphone solution shipments will not be higher in 2014 as brand and white-box handset vendors in China will still prefer to use...

PC-related IC suppliers see demand pick up

Mar 7, 12:08

Taiwan-based PC-related IC design houses have landed a pull-in of orders recently prompting them to boost wafer starts at foundries, according to industry sources.

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...

IC design houses head for strong sales in 1Q14

Jan 29, 10:42

IC design houses MediaTek, Realtek Semiconductor, Richtek Technology and Novatek Microelectronics are expected to perform better than expected in the first quarter of 2014, buoyed...

Weltrend braces for strong sales in 2014

Jan 23, 16:02

IC design house Weltrend Semiconductor is expected to see revenues expand significantly in 2014, powered by its power management ICs for games consoles, SDIO controller ICs for mobile...

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