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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...

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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...

IC designer ITE to see revenues grow 15-20% sequentially in 3Q09

Aug 13, 16:06

IC design house ITE Tech is expected to see its revenues grow 15-20% sequentially in the third quarter from NT$977 million (US$29.71 million) recorded in the second quarter, buoyed...

Analog IC designer Leadtrend set for OTC listing

Aug 12, 14:14

Analog IC designer Leadtrend Technology has reported record sales for July 2009 and confirmed it is scheduled to list on Taiwan's over-the-counter (OTC) stock market on August 14,...

IDT to go fabless, transfers chip production to TSMC

Aug 7, 09:39

Integrated Device Technology (IDT) and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) on August 6 announced they have entered into an agreement to transfer product fabrication...

MediaTek expects to ship more than 300 million handset chips in 2009

Aug 5, 13:30

MediaTek now expects its handset chip shipments to exceed 300 million chips in 2009, compared to its original estimate of 250 million units. The IC designer attributed its upward...

Novatek enters LED driver IC market

Newswatch - Jul 31, 15:57

LCD driver IC designer Novatek Microelectronics has said it has already started volume production of LED drivers, but revenue contributions from the segment are still limited because...

Consumer IC designers look to strong revenue growth for July

Jul 16, 15:26

Most Taiwan-based consumer IC designers are expected to see July 2009 revenues increase significantly from June due to an improvement in order visibility amid peak season effects,...

Taiwan government expects IC design production value to top NT$480 billion in 2012

Jul 14, 16:22

Taiwan's Executive Yuan has passed the Council for Economic Planning and Development's proposals from service industry development, which targets the production value of Taiwan's...

Taiwan leading IC design houses should head MEMS development, says ASE R&D president

Jul 14, 16:12

Taiwan needs first-tier IC design houses, such as MediaTek, to take the lead in developing the MEMS industry and create another semiconductor revolution, said Tang Ho-Ming, president...

Memory IC designer Etron sales up 47% in 2Q09

Jul 13, 11:45

Etron Technology saw its sales for second-quarter 2009 grow almost 47% sequentially, with its on-year decline of only 10.7%, compared to a 39.8% drop recorded in the second quarter...

Richtek share price soars on speculation it plans to enter automotive electronics market

Jul 10, 16:36

IC design house Richtek Technology's share price climbed to NT$241 (US$7.28) on July 9 on market speculation it is set to enter the automotive electronics market soon. TungThih Electronic,...

Macroblock sales expected to grow over 20% in 3Q09

Jul 9, 16:13

LED driver IC design house Macroblock is expected to enjoy a revenue growth of more than 20% sequentially in the third quarter, thanks to growing demand for LED lighting applications...

IC designer Realtek posts record sales for June, 2Q09

Jul 7, 15:22

Taiwan-based networking IC design house Realtek Semiconductor has reported record revenues of NT$1.86 billion (US$57 million) for June, and NT$4.98 billion for the second quarter...

Realtek to acquire China-based Actions Semiconductor, says paper

Newswatch - Jul 6, 16:51

Realtek Semiconductor is looking to acquire China-based digital media player chip designer Actions Semiconductor via a share swap, according to a Chinese language United Daily...

China IC designer Pixcir to supply capacitive touch controllers to Taiwan notebook vendors

Jul 2, 17:01

China-based TFT-LCD driver IC and capacitive touch controller supplier Pixcir Microelectronics said it will supply capacitive touch controllers to Taiwan-based notebook vendors soo...

IC designer Prescope to offer handheld game console in 3Q09

Newswatch - Jul 2, 16:04

Prescope Technologies has stepped into system products and will offer a handheld game console with a 2.7-inch screen and 100 built-in games in the third quarter, targeting China and...

Weltrend readies to ship motor drivers for notebooks

Jul 1, 16:35

Microcontroller unit (MCU) design house Weltrend Semiconductor is sampling its three-phase motor drivers for notebook applications with customers, with volume shipments slated for...

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Driver IC designer ILI says margin improved in 2Q09

Jul 1, 15:21

ILI Technology has estimated a gross margin of 20-25% for the second quarter, up from 18% in the first. The LCD driver IC designer said it expects clearer order visibility through...

LED IC player Grenergy enters LED lighting market

Jul 1, 11:10

LED IC player Grenergy, a subsidiary of IC designer Anpec Electronics, is eyeing the LED lighting market and has set up a new company, Ecolighting, to develop LED lighting modules...

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