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Silicon Motion set to deliver controllers for 20nm NAND flash

Feb 5, 15:09

Silicon Motion Technology has seen the majority of controller chips it is shipping are for 40nm and 30nm NAND flash, according to company president and CEO Wallace Kou. The NAND flash...

Taiwan government to allow IC design houses to make investment in China, says IDB director

Newswatch - Feb 4, 14:06

The Taiwan government plans to ease its rules to allow Taiwan-based IC design houses to commit equity investment in China, according to Woody Duh, director general of the Industry...

MediaTek says shipments for handsets to climb by up to 30% in 2010

Feb 2, 16:52

MediaTek has forecast shipments of its handset chips will top 450 million units in 2010, up from around 350 million shipped in 2009. Company president Hsieh Ching-Jiang said 5% of...

IC designer Sonix to see strong 1Q10

Jan 26, 15:10

Sonix Technology estimates its January 2010 revenues will come in above NT$300 million (US$9.4 million) compared to NT$344 million in December 2009 and NT$125 million a year ago....

Taiwan-based IC designers asked to order 12-week earlier due to tight foundry capacity

Jan 22, 12:25

Taiwan-based foundries have asked local IC design houses to place orders at least 12 weeks ahead of their delivery schedule and otherwise they are unable to guarantee capacity will...

Sitronix to see revenues increase in November 2009

Nov 19, 15:11

Driver IC designer Sitronix Technology expects its November 2009 revenues to be higher than the NT$412 million (US$12.8 million) it recorded in October due to increasing shipments...

MediaTek to ship GSM/GPRS single-chip solution in December

Nov 18, 12:06

MediaTek is scheduled to volume produce its first GSM/GPRS single chips MT6253 in December, according to industry sources. The solution will target white-box handsets priced at less...

Innolux-CMO acquisition brings no impact on Himax, says the IC designer

Nov 16, 14:55

The acquisition of Innolux Display and Chi Mei Optoelectronics (CMO) will not impact Himax Technologies, a subsidiary of CMO, according to the LCD driver IC design house. Himax expects...

Ralink, Leadtrend and ALi to see revenues climb in October

Nov 5, 16:48

Taiwan-based IC design houses, Ralink Technology, Leadtrend Technology and ALi, all expect increased revenues for October although some others may see revenues fall 15-20% sequentially...

Chipbond and IST 4Q09 revenues to drop 20% on quarter

Nov 5, 16:23

Chipbond Technology and International Semiconductor Technology (IST) may see sequential revenue drops of almost 20% in the fourth quarter of 2009, in accordance with driver IC design...

IC designer GMT positive about 1Q10, says president

Nov 4, 16:46

Analog IC design house Global Mixed-mode Technology (GMT) expects revenues to decline 15% sequentially to NT$1.08 billion (US$33.13 million) in fourth-quarter 2009 before climbing...

Alcor Micro to tap touch panel controller market

Nov 4, 15:43

NAND flash controller designer Alcor Micro, plans to introduce capacitive controller chips for touch panels in 2010, according to the company.

Taiwan IC designer Weltrend acquires Windows 7 certification for touchscreen ICs

Oct 20, 16:39

Taiwan-based IC design house Weltrend Semiconductor has obtained Windows 7 Logo certification for its two touchscreen ICs used in small- to medium-size products as well as certification...

Weltrend touchscreen ICs passed Windows 7 logo certification

Ralink, Realtek land more WLAN chip orders from first-tier notebook vendors

Oct 16, 12:40

Ralink Technology has received WLAN chip orders for Hewlett-Packard (HP) ultra-thin notebooks and netbooks, while Realtek Semiconductor has secured orders from Asustek Computer and...

MediaTek denies report about plan to release ALi shares

Stockwatch - Oct 15, 17:10

MediaTek has denied a media report about the company planning to release 25% of the shares it holds in IC design house ALi. A Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN)...

IC design houses look to strong sales in 4Q09

Newswatch - Oct 15, 15:52

Most Taiwan-based IC design houses expect the decline of their fourth-quarter revenues to narrow thanks to strong sales of desktops and notebooks during China's national holidays...

GMT lands LED driver IC orders from TV vendors

Oct 14, 12:13

IC designer Global Mixed-mode Technology (GMT) has recently completed several driver IC design-ins for LED-backlit LCD TVs developed by China- and Taiwan-based downstream vendors,...

IC designer AAT expected to benefit from AUO, PVI e-book reader, e-paper shipments

Oct 13, 15:02

Analog IC design house Advanced Analog Technology (AAT) has completed design-in of power management (PWM) ICs for e-book readers and e-paper displays developed by AU Optronics (AUO)...

Niche memory IC designer Zentel sees 3Q09 sales up 41% on quarter

Oct 6, 15:06

Zentel Electronics saw revenues hit a record at NT$419 million (US$15.23 million) in September, up 12.9% on month, helping lift the third-quarter revenues by 41.2% sequentially, according...

Bosch looking for Taiwan-based MEMS design customers

Oct 5, 11:43

MEMS IDM Bosch, showcasing its technology at SEMICON Taiwan 2009, has seen several local MEMS design houses express willingness to use Bosch's foundry service, said Thomas Koch, senior...

Thomas Koch

Realtek to supply TV chip solution to China vendor Hisense

Oct 1, 10:06

IC designer Realtek Semiconductor has announced China-based TV vendors Hisense has adopted its third-generation digital media processor (DMP) codenamed RTD1073, which provides a hardware...

Sunplus partners with Synopsys

Sep 30, 11:34

Taiwan-based IC design house Sunplus Technology has announced Synopsys has become its primary EDA partner. Under the new multi-year agreement, Sunplus will consolidate on Synopsys'...

Niche memory IC designers Etron, Zentel to enjoy growth in 3Q09

Sep 23, 16:45

Niche memory IC makers Etron Technology stands a chance of breaking even in the third quarter, thanks to a higher revenue ratio of its high-margin products, while Zentel Electronics...

Genesys to mass produce USB 3.0 controllers in 1Q10

Sep 17, 11:35

Genesys Logic is scheduled to start mass production of controller chips for USB 3.0 card readers, thumb drives and SATA2 bridge devices in the first quarter of 2010, according to...

Consumer IC designers Sunplus, Holtek see mixed results in August

Sep 8, 16:41

Sunplus Technology has posted revenues of NT$747 million (US$22.7 million) for August 2009, up 15% on month and 74% on year to reach the highest level since September 2007. But Holtek...

Foundries see significant cuts in 4Q09 large-size driver IC orders

Sep 4, 10:20

China-based chipmakers Hua Hong NEC (HHNEC) and Hejian Technology have seen contract orders for large-size LCD driver ICs reduced significantly for the fourth quarter of 2009, while...

Consumer IC designer Holtek 3Q09 revenues expected to beat guidance

Sep 2, 14:45

Holtek Semiconductor may enjoy revenue growth of more than 15% sequentially in the third quarter, outperforming company estimates of 10%, according to market watchers. Order visibility...

Holtek touch ICs

Taiwan IC designer ALi joins MIPS program for Android

Aug 27, 16:50

MIPS Technologies has announced that Taiwan-based ALi has joined MIPS' Early Access Program for the Android platform on the MIPSR architecture. The Early Access Program provides a...

China-based Vimicro losses widen in 2Q09

Aug 27, 15:07

China-based IC designer Vimicro has posted a net loss of US$8.2 million, or US$0.24 diluted loss per ADS for the second quarter of 2009, compared a loss of US$1 million, or US$0.03...

Flash controller maker Skymedi to slash capital, spin off non-core business

Aug 26, 15:06

Taiwan-based Skymedi has announced plans to downsize its capital by 40%, and spin off its multimedia processor division to form a wholly-owned subsidiary in order to strengthen its...

Phison cuts into Microsoft supply chain for Zune HD

Newswatch - Aug 26, 12:03

Phison Electronics has recently confirmed it is shipping controller chips for Microsoft's new Zune HD portable media player, which will hit store shelves on September 15.

Driver IC designer Sitronix lands orders from South Korea vendors

Newswatch - Aug 20, 14:30

IC design house Sitronix Technology has been shipping small-size TFT-LCD driver ICs to handset makers in China since early 2009, and the company recently obtained orders from South...

DSC chip designer SQ to add high-end solutions

Aug 19, 12:00

Service & Quality Technology (SQ), a Taiwan-based IC designer specializing in controller chips for digital cameras, plans to introduce new controllers which enable face detection...

MediaTek revenues may drop in 4Q09 on weaker demand from China

Newswatch - Aug 19, 10:48

MediaTek may see revenues for the fourth quarter of 2009 slide over 20% sequentially, due to falling demand in China on seasonality, according to market watchers. However, the IC...

IC designer Weltrend to ship LED driver ICs

Aug 18, 16:49

Taiwan-based IC design house Weltrend Semiconductor will begin to ship driver ICs used in LED lighting devices at the end of the third quarter. The company also has its LED driver...

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