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  • Last update: Tuesday 17 October 2017 [321 news items]

Xintec to swing to profit in 4Q17, says report

Oct 17, 15:05

Image sensor packaging specialist Xintec is expected to return to profitability in the fourth quarter of 2017 with revenues likely to increase around 30% sequentially to nearly NT$1.3...

Backend firm Lingsen enjoys strong orders for MEMS microphones

Sep 28, 14:49

Taiwan-based backend service company Lingsen Precision Industries has enjoyed brisk orders for MEMS microphones for use in smart speakers and voice assistants, according to industry...

MEMS sensor demand for smartphones, automotive surging

Sep 26, 15:42

MEMS sensor demand for smartphones and automotive applications has been surging, according to sources at Taiwan-based IC backend houses, which have enjoyed a ramp-up of orders placed...

Taiwan IC backend firms to enjoy strong 4Q17

Sep 25, 11:57

A ramp-up of orders for communications chips, as well as TV panel-use driver ICs and TDDI (touch with display driver) chips, will enable Taiwan-based IC backend firms to enjoy a particularly...

Probe card demand for memory chips, high-end APs remains strong

Aug 31, 13:58

Semiconductor probe card demand for the manufacture of memory chips and high-end application processors (APs) has been strong, whereas that for the production of LCD driver ICs and...

Probe card demand rising for memory chips and high-end mobile APs

Nidec to acquire SV Probe

Aug 29, 10:20

Japan-based Nidec has announced plans to acquire SV Probe, a Singapore-based probe card manufacturer, through subsidiary Nidec-Read. A stock purchase agreement has been reached between...

Backend firm Lingsen to post strong 3Q17, says report

Aug 28, 13:55

Taiwan-based backend service company Lingsen Precision Industries is expected to post its highest revenues since the third quarter of 2013 in third-quarter 2017, the Chinese-language...

Oxford Instruments to expand R&D staff at ITRI

Aug 10, 10:11

UK-based precision instrument maker Oxford Instruments on August 9 announced the expansion of its R&D staff stationed at the Taiwan government-sponsored Industrial Technology...

Finance director Adam Jaufurally for Plasma Technology under Oxford Instruments (second from right)

IC vendors ramping up solutions for voice assistants

Jul 19, 10:42

A number of China- and Taiwan-based IC design houses are ramping up their production of speaker solutions, MEMS microphones and other chips to meet increasing demand for voice assistant...

GlobalWafers teaming up with Ferrotec to expand 8-inch wafer supply

Jun 20, 15:15

Taiwan-based GlobalWafers is teaming up with Ferrotec to ramp up new 8-inch wafer capacity, according to company chairperson Doris Hsu.

GlobalWafers chairperson Doris Hsu

IoV and self-driving cars fuel demand for automotive electronics

Jun 1, 15:36

The growing level of automobile digitalization, especially advances in IoV technologies, is introducing booming opportunities for automotive electronic devices and parts and this...

Sensor and actuator sales take off as price erosion eases

May 17, 15:03

After several years of low and inconsistent growth rates primarily because of intense pricing pressure, the market for semiconductor sensors and actuators finally caught fire in 2016...

CHPT 1Q17 profits jump 70%

May 2, 19:51

IC testing solution provider Chunghwa Precision Test Technology (CHPT) has reported net profits jumped 70% from a year earlier to NT$188 million (US$6.3 million) in the first quarter...

Shanghai QST enjoys robust MEMS sensor shipments

Mar 24, 15:31

MEMS sensor startup Shanghai Quality Sensor Technology (QST) saw its shipments jump five-fold in 2016 compared to the previous year, driven by the fast-growing market for accelerators,...

QST founder

ASE obtains ISO 26262 for its Kaohsiung site

Dec 27, 21:48

Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) has obtained the ISO 26262 certification from TUV Nord for its Kaohsiung, southern Taiwan facility, according to the packaging and testing...

TDK to acquire InvenSense for US$1.3 billion

Dec 21, 23:08

TDK and InvenSense have entered into a definitive agreement wherein TDK agrees to acquire all outstanding InvenSense shares for cash at US$13.00 per InvenSense share, for a total...

InvenSense EIS solution adopted by Oppo

Dec 15, 10:12

InvenSense, a provider of MEMS sensors, has announced its electronic image stabilization (EIS) solution adopted for the recently-released Oppo R9S and R9S Plus smartphones.

SMIC, IMECAS cooperate on MEMS R&D and foundry

Nov 16, 11:06

Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) and the Institute of Microelectronics of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (IMECAS) have announced the signing of a cooperation agreement...

Revenue growth sounding strong for suppliers of packaged MEMS microphones, says IHS

Oct 20, 11:22

Knowles, Goertek and AAC ranked as the top three global suppliers of packaged MEMS microphones for 2015, according to IHS Markit.

China SITRI 8-inch fab ready for MEMS manufacturing

Sep 21, 15:06

The government-sponsored Shanghai Industrial Technology Research Institute (SITRI) has its 8-inch wafer fab targeted specifically at the manufacture of MEMS parts with volume production...

UMC, APM team up for MEMS foundry services

Sep 5, 21:01

Taiwan-based United Microelectronics (UMC) has announced it is teaming up with dedicated MEMS foundry Asia Pacific Microsystems (APM) to provide enhanced MEMS manufacturing services...

Sensor sales keep hitting new records but price erosion curbs growth, says IC Insights

Jul 22, 15:10

Despite strong double-digit percentage increases in annual unit shipments, semiconductor sensor sales growth has become uncharacteristically lethargic because of steep price erosion...

Auto MEMS sensor shipments rise in 2015 even as revenue stalled, says IHS

Jul 15, 11:10

Although shipments of microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) sensors used in automotive applications grew 8.4% in 2015, revenues were flat compared to the previous year reaching US$2.7...

Amkor opens MEMS packaging line in China

Jul 4, 10:42

Driven by the increase in global demand for sensors from the smartphone and automotive markets, Amkor Technology has announced it is ramping up a new MEMS and sensor packaging line...

Computex 2016: ASE to showcase SiP, MEMS and sensor solutions for smart living applications

May 31, 11:30

Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) has announced that it will showcase system-in-package (SiP), MEMS and sensor technologies through live demonstrations of smart living and...

Nine O-S-D product categories avhieve record sales in 2015, says IC Insights

Mar 17, 11:16

In 2015, nine product categories within the optoelectronics, sensors/actuators, and discretes (O-S-D) marketplace reached record-high sales compared to seven in 2014 and six in 2013,...

Apple products driving MEMS microphone market growth, IHS says

Feb 2, 16:09

The popularity of Apple's iPhone 6S and other products is boosting the MEMS microphone market to a CAGR of 13% from 2015 to 2019, according to IHS. The market is forecast to reach...

Vesper collaborates with Globalfoundries to deliver piezoelectric MEMS microphones

Jan 21, 14:09

Vesper has announced it is collaborating with Globalfoundries to deliver what the companies claim is the world's first commercially available piezoelectric MEMS microphones for smartphones,...

Kionix announces 6-axis accel-gyro combo sensors

Nov 20, 10:52

Kionix has announced the mass production of its KXG03 6-axis accelerometer-gyroscope combo and the unveiling of two new flagship 6-axis accel-gyro combos: the KXG07 and the KXG08.

Digitimes Research: Bosch to continue to lead STMicroelectronics as top MEMS device vendor in 2015

Nov 13, 16:04

While Robert Bosch is expected to continue to lead rival STMicroelectronics in sales of MEMS devices for the third consecutive year in 2015, the two companies have both accelerated...

Magnetic sensor suppliers look to automotive sector for growth, says IHS

Oct 28, 11:43

Led by ongoing price erosion in the electronic compass sensor market, year-over-year semiconductor-based magnetic sensor revenues grew less than 1% in 2014; however, the industry's...

Foundries asking LCD driver IC firms to switch to 12-inch wafers

Oct 22, 11:29

IC foundries have requested their LCD driver IC clients to upgrade to 12-inch process in order to provide a stable supply for analog ICs, fingerprint sensors, MCUs, mixed-signal ICs,...

UTAC and mCube announce production ramp of MEMS 3-axis accelerometers

Oct 12, 14:53

UTAC, a Singapore-based semiconductor assembly and test services provider, and mCube, a provider of microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) motion sensors, have jointly announced the...

Chinese handset OEMs to increase demand for smartphone sensors, IHS says

Sep 23, 11:29

Apple and Samsung will remain the dominant buyers of sensors for smartphones through 2019; however, their share of sensor spending will fall, according to IHS.

MEMS firm mCube expects shipments to double in 2H15

Sep 16, 12:18

Silicon Valley-based mCube shipped a total of 30 million MEMS motion sensors in the first half of 2015. Shipments are expected to double to 60 million units in the second half of...

Ben Lee, president and CEO for mCube
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    Infineon MEMS microphones with 70 dB signal-to-noise ratio

    Infineon Technologies is entering the packaged silicon microphone market, addressing the needs for high performance, low noise MEMS microphones. The analog and digital microphones...

    Photo: Company, Jul 25.

  • Akustica%27s+AKU340+analog+MEMS+mic

    Akustica's AKU340 analog MEMS mic

    Akustica has announced the expansion of its microphone product portfolio with the addition of a new analog MEMS microphone. Designed specifically to meet the requirements of mobile...

    Photo: Company, Mar 29.

  • IMEC+EUV+sensor+dies

    IMEC EUV sensor dies

    IMEC has successfully qualified a chipset consisting of custom high-quality EUV sensor dies. These are now being integrated in ASML's NXE:3100 EUV lithography tools in the field,...

    Photo: Company, Oct 13.

  • FormFactor+300mm+full%2Dwafer+test+solution+for+DRAM

    FormFactor 300mm full-wafer test solution for DRAM

    FormFactor has introduced its next-generation 300mm (12-inch) full-wafer-contact probe card for DRAM devices - the SmartMatrix 100 probe solution. Incorporating a proprietary probe...

    Photo: Company, Dec 11.

  • STMicroelectronics+MEMS+microphone

    STMicroelectronics MEMS microphone

    STMicroelectronics' new MEMS microphones use sensor technology from Omron, which significantly raises the bar in sound quality, reliability, and cost-effectiveness for existing and...

    Photo: Company, Dec 9.

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