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North American semi equipment industry billings fall for 4th consecutive month

10h 18min ago

The three-month average of worldwide billings of North American equipment manufacturers decreased for the fourth consecutive month in October 2017.

Global Unichip tapes out 16nm TCAM compiler

Nov 16, 15:26

Taiwan-based IC design service company Global Unichip has announced a successful TCAM compiler tape-out based on TSMC's 16FFC process technology.

Compal close to ink deal to sell Lienpal stake to Lenovo

Nov 10, 15:30

Compal Electronics is in the final stage of talks to sell its entire holdings in Lienpal (Hefei), a notebook manufacturing joint venture between Compal and Lenovo, to its China-based...

Compal president Ray Chen

Qualcomm receives unsolicited takeover offer from Broadcom

Nov 7, 11:03

Qualcomm on November 6 confirmed that it has received a non-binding, unsolicited proposal from Broadcom to acquire all of the outstanding shares of Qualcomm for per share consideration...

Taiwan market: HTC launches U11+

Nov 3, 12:12

HTC has launched its new flagship smartphone, the U11+, in the Taiwan market at NT$19,900 (US$660) unlocked for a 4GB RAM version and NT$21,900 for a 6GB RAM version.

CHPT posts record revenues, profits for 3Q17

Nov 2, 12:16

IC testing solution provider Chunghwa Precision Test Technology (CHPT) has reported net profits of NT$232 million (US$7.7 million), or NT$7.49 per share, on revenues of NT$940 million...

Global semiconductor industry posts highest-ever quarterly sales, says SIA

Nov 1, 13:52

Worldwide sales of semiconductors reached US$107.9 billion in the third quarter of 2017, marking the industry's highest-ever quarterly sales and an increase of 10.2% compared to the...

PTI expects another quarter of record revenues in 4Q17

Oct 24, 13:51

Robust demand for flash memory chips will buoy further sales performance at Powertech Technology (PTI) in the fourth quarter of 2017, said the memory backend specialist at an October...

Smartphones and other mobile devices continue to boost memory chip demand

North American semi equipment industry billings continue slide

Oct 24, 10:39

North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted a 6.9% sequential decrease in billings worldwide in September reaching a nine-month low of US$2.03 billion, according...

Nanya ramping 20nm process output

Oct 18, 14:15

Nanya Technology has started volume shipments of 20nm 4Gb DDR3 chips, and is scheduled to enter mass production of 20nm 8Gb DDR4 chips in the fourth quarter of 2017, according to...

Pei-Ing Lee, president for Nanya

Alibaba Cloud to be top-2 cloud operator in 2-3 years, says president

Oct 17, 14:04

Alibaba Cloud under China-based e-commerce giant Alibaba Group expects to become the world's top-2 public cloud computing services providers along with AWS (Amazon Web Services) in...

Samsung vice chairman Oh-Hyun Kwon to resign

Oct 16, 11:05

Samsung Electronics has announced vice chairman Oh-Hyun Kwon plans to resign as the head of the company's device solutions business and will not seek re-election as a member of the...

Global semiconductor sales increase 4% in August, says SIA

Oct 12, 10:52

Worldwide sales of semiconductors reached US$35 billion for the month of August 2017, an increase of 4% compared to the previous month's total of US$33.6 billion and a 23.9% jump...

North American semi equipment industry billings fall to 4-month low in August

Sep 22, 12:36

North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted a 3.9% sequential decrease in billings worldwide in August reaching a four-month low of US$2.18 billion, according...

PCB firm Unitech president steps down

Sep 20, 13:58

Unitech Printed Circuit Board president Hsu Cheng-hung has stepped down to take responsibility of a fatal accident that occurred at its Yilan plant in June 2017, according to the...

Edom 3Q17 revenues to increase over 20% sequentially

Sep 19, 13:56

Edom Technology, which distributes products for chip vendors such as Nvidia and Skyworks, is expected to report over 20% revenue growth sequentially for the third quarter of 2017,...

Taiwan market: Pure Storage expects surging demand for all-flash-array solutions in 2018

Sep 15, 12:10

Storage solution provider Pure Storage has been aggressively expanding its presence in Taiwan's all-flash-array market, expecting its shipments to surge in 2018, according to the...

Pure Storage Taiwan GM Peter Liu

SEMICON Taiwan 2017: Brewer Science showcasing innovative materials for EUV and 3D IC manufacturing

Sep 14, 13:44

With the semiconductor-manufacturing industry needing the high computing power that can only be achieved through advanced node logic and memory, as well as the heterogeneous-integration...

QuickLogic offers eFPGA technology on SMIC 40nm low leakage process

Sep 13, 14:45

Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) and QuickLogic have announced the availability of QuickLogic's ArcticPro embedded FPGA (eFPGA) technology on SMIC's 40nm low leakage...

WCIT 2017: Taiwan aspiring to become software innovator, says president

Sep 12, 12:19

Taiwan has moved beyond hardware production to software innovation and welcomes companies and experts engaged in IoT (Internet of Things), Industry 4.0 or AI (artificial intelligence)...

Taiwan president Tsai Ing-wen speaks at WCIT 2017

Global semiconductor sales increase 24% in July, says SIA

Sep 7, 10:51

Worldwide sales of semiconductors reached US$33.6 billion for the month of July 2017, an increase of 24.0% compared to the July 2016 total of US$27.1 billion and 3.1% more than the...

Acer seeking niche consumer groups in gaming market

Sep 5, 14:22

Acer's president of IT products business Jerry Kao, commenting on the gaming product business, has pointed out that the competition in the market is extremely fierce and it will be...

Acer gaming device

Chilisin revenues more than double in August

Sep 5, 13:44

Passive component firm Chilisin Electronics' consolidated revenues for August 2017 hiked 126.3% from a year earlier to NT$1.15 billion (US$38.3 million), thanks to recognized sales...

Posiflex board approves plan for Portwell acquisition

Sep 4, 15:21

The board of industrial PC (IPC) maker Posiflex Technology has approved a plan to invest over NT$5.1 billion (US$173.4 million) to fully acquire Portwell, also an IPC player, for...

Posiflex announces acquisition of Portwell

Pegatron makes new investment in China

Sep 1, 12:28

Pegatron has announced that its three investment subsidiaries will invest a total of US$78.95 million in a newly established subsidiary that is wholly owned by Casetek Holding.

Pegatron subsidiaries investing in new firm in China

Qualcomm, Himax jointly develop 3D depth sensing solution

Aug 30, 19:04

Qualcomm and Himax Technologies have jointly announced a collaboration to accelerate the development and commercialization of a high-resolution, low-power active 3D depth sensing...

Micro LED development is highly uncertain: Q&A with Epistar president Jou Ming-jiunn

Aug 24, 11:46

While development of Micro LED technology is fraught with uncertainties, many firms engaged in the development believe that they will eventually succeed.

epistar president

North American semi equipment industry billings slip in July

Aug 23, 11:58

North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted a slight 1.4% sequential decrease in billings worldwide in July 2017, according to SEMI.

Wafer Works expects wafer prices to continue rising on strong demand

Aug 18, 14:05

Taiwan-based Wafer Works, which makes small- to medium-size semiconductor-grade wafers, expects silicon wafer prices to continue rising on strong demand.

Inventec posts EPS of NT$0.54 for 2Q17

Aug 15, 10:24

Inventec has reported consolidated revenues of NT$111.12 billion (US$3.74 billion) for the second quarter of 2017 with net profits of NT$1.73 billion and of EPS NT$0.54, while consolidated...

inventec

Compal recognizes losses of NT$2.9 billion from LeEco in 2Q17 financial report

Aug 11, 16:23

Compal Electronics has recognized losses of NT$2.9 billion (US$97.44 million) in its second-quarter financial results from bad debts from LeEco. Compal so far has lost NT$4.28 billion...

Ray Chen, Compal president

NVM IP provider eMemory optimistic about 2H17

Aug 11, 10:53

Taiwan-based eMemory, a developer and provider of embedded non-volatile memory (eNVM) technology, expects sales to peak for 2017 in the second half of the year thanks to robust demand...

Compal eyes 50% revenues from non-PC businesses by 2020

Aug 10, 21:53

Compal Electronics is planning to raise its non-PC businesses' revenue contribution to 50% by 2019 or 2020, up from second-quarter 2017's 31%, according to company president Ray Ch...

Compal is placing more emphasis on non-PC products

Acer to merge affiliate eDC into BYOC group

Aug 10, 21:48

Acer's datacenter hosting service providing affiliate E-enabling Data Center (eDC) will be merged into the vendor's Build Your Own Cloud (BYOC) business group and managed by Maverick...

Gemtek appoints new president

Aug 10, 13:46

Networking device maker Gemtek Technology has appointed Kenny Su to serve as its new president, replacing Howard Chen, who will continue to serve as chairman and CEO.

Gemtek reports profits for 1H17
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    Micron 32GB NVDIMM-N

    Micron Technology's new 32GB NVDIMM-N offers twice the capacity of existing NVDIMMs, providing system designers with new flexibility to work with larger data sets in fast persistent...

    Photo: Company, Nov 14.

  • Xplova+X5+smartwatch

    Xplova X5 smartwatch

    Acer's smartwatch subsidiary Xplova has launched a smartwatch for live streaming users' bicycle activities. The device is expected to further expand to support other activities such...

    Photo: Company, Sep 13.

  • Samsung+V%2DNAND+SSDs

    Samsung V-NAND SSDs

    Samsung Electronics has announced that it is adding three TCO-optimized, high-performance SSDs, based on 3-dimensional (3D) Vertical NAND (V-NAND) technology, to its portfolio of...

    Photo: Company, Aug 27.

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    Colley Hwang, president of Digitimes, speaking at Microsoft's 20 years anniversary

    Colley Hwang, president of Digitimes, said during his speech at Microsoft's 20 years anniversary event that Taiwan IT players are one of the most important parts of the IT industry...

    Photo: Terry Ku, Digitimes, Jan 5.

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    IDF San Francisco: Intel CEO displayed a silicon wafer built on 22nm process

    Intel president and CEO Paul Otellini has displayed a silicon wafer containing its first working chips built on 22nm process technology. The 22nm test circuits include both SRAM memory...

    Photo: Monica Chen, Sep 24.

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