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  • 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

    Monday 5 October 2015
    MediaTek has issued a filing with the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE) dismissing rumors of pending layoffs.
  • 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-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

    Thursday 10 September 2015
    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

    Monday 7 September 2015
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    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

    Friday 4 September 2015
    MediaTek and Richtek Technology have both denied speculation that the two fabless IC firms will merge.
  • 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.
  • 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'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

    Friday 7 August 2015
    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

    Thursday 6 August 2015
    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...
  • 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...
  • Falling product ASPs and gross margins are set to erode Taiwan's fabless IC firms' profitability in 2015, according to industry sources.
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    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...
  • IC demand for PCs remains slow

    Monday 1 June 2015
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    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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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

    Monday 10 November 2014
    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 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%

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