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BOE reportedly sets up new R&D team for bio-sensors

Sep 20, 01:00

China-based BOE has teamed up at least 100 engineers engaged in R&D for bio-sensors, according to industry sources. A business unit has also been set up under BOE to focus on...

ASE a major SiP backend provider for Apple, say sources

Sep 20, 00:44

Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE), through its Shanghai-based subsidiary Universal Scientific Industrial (USI), has obtained SiP (system-in-package) backend orders for Wi-Fi,...

Taiwan fingerprint sensor suppliers set to post strong 3Q16

Sep 13, 11:05

Taiwan-based fingerprint sensor suppliers including Egis Technology (Egistec), Elan Microelectronics and FocalTech Systems are set to post brisk sales for the third quarter of 2016...

Growing adoption of fingerprint sensors among Android smartphones is driving the IC designers sale

Digitimes Research: China firms to share up to 30% of 2016 global fingerprint sensor shipments

Aug 24, 12:11

Due to fast growing use of smartphone-based mobile payment services in the China market, both international and domestic vendors, including white-box ones, have adopted fingerprint...

Fingerprint sensor penetration in smartphone market to rise above 50% in 2017

Aug 18, 15:01

The penetration rate for fingerprint-recognition sensors in the smartphone market will rise above 50% in 2017 from about 40% in 2016, according to industry observers. The ratio reached...

Fingerprint sensor orders filling 8-inch fab capacity

Aug 10, 11:13

Foundries have seen a ramp-up of orders for fingerprint-recognition sensor chips which are filling their 8-inch fab capacity, according to industry sources.

Truly Opto-Electronics to ship 10 million fingerprint sensor modules in 3Q16

Aug 9, 14:04

China-based Truly Opto-Electronics is expected to ship 10 million fingerprint sensor modules in the third quarter of 2016 and ramp up shipments to 45 million units for all of the...

Digitimes Research: Sony to lower investment on CMOS image sensor equipment in fiscal 2016

Aug 4, 13:56

Sony will reduce its equipment investment for CMOS image sensors to JPY70 billion (US$691.53 million) in fiscal 2016, while maintaining its sensor production capacity at 70,000 12-inch...

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...

Innolux cooperates with Next Biometrics to develop flexible fingerprint sensor

Jul 22, 11:50

Innolux has cooperated with Norway-based Next Biometrics Group ASA to develop the world's first flexible fingerprint sensor based on Next's active thermal sensing technology, according...

Panasonic to enter robot control industry

Jul 21, 12:39

Panasonic has announced plans to cross into the robot control equipment market as the company is optimistic about demand for robots from they factory and medical care segments and...

Former Acer executive to helm optical fiber sensor startup

Jul 19, 16:43

Former Acer Taiwan's president Towny Huang has recently joined Internet of Things (IoT) startup Citpo Technologies and become the chairman of the firm.

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...

Digitimes Research: Growing popularity of VR/AR devices to boost component demand

Jul 6, 11:28

The growing availability of virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) devices will offer growth opportunities for a number of component suppliers, including sensors, infrared...

Fingerprint sensor startup raises nearly NT$200 million

Jun 29, 11:14

Eminent Electronic Technology, an Elan Microelectronics subsidiary specializing in the design of fingerprint sensors, has completed a capital increase by raising nearly NT$200 million...

Egistec seeing strong fingerprint sensor orders through end-2016

Jun 29, 11:01

Fingerprint sensor supplier Egis Technology (Egistec) expects to enjoy strong orders through the end of 2016. Egistec has obtained new orders from a South Korea-based customers, and...

Fingerprint sensor supplier Egistec reports strong sales for May

Newswatch - Jun 14, 21:55

Fingerprint sensor maker Egis Technology (Egistec) has reported revenues of NT$166 million (US$5.12 million) for May, increasing 223.6% on month and 332.5% on year.

Elan obtains fingerprint sensor orders from first-tier notebook firms

Jun 1, 12:38

Elan Microelectronics's fingerprint sensor modules have attracted orders from first-tier notebook firms, with volume shipments set to kick off in the second half of 2016, according...

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...

Digitimes Research: Car-use image sensor market to grow to US$900 million by 2020

Apr 25, 16:00

Sony is the largest CMOS image sensor vendor worldwide and its products mainly go to the consumer sector. Weakening demand for smartphone has impacted the business's recent performances,...

Taiwan fingerprint sensor suppliers start shipments to China, Korea smartphone vendors

Apr 12, 14:32

Taiwan-based fingerprint sensor suppliers have started shipping products to China- and Korea-based smartphone vendors, according to sources at Taiwan-based foundries.

Taiwan fingerprint sensor suppliers vying for orders from brand handset vendors

Mar 30, 10:58

Taiwan-based fingerprint sensor suppliers are eyeing 2016 orders from branded handset vendors, while industry leader Fingerprint Cards (FPC) has moved to lower its quotes to stay...

Digitimes Research: Korea pushing development of sensors, IoT products

Mar 29, 14:19

The development of sensor products will play a key role in Korea's plans to ramp up the production value of related IoT (Internet of Things) products from KRW1.6 trillion (US$14.5...

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,...

Fingerprint sensor market growth continues upward trajectory, says IHS

Jan 26, 15:00

Fingerprint sensors, used primarily for mobile device login and payment security systems, have become an expected feature in high-end smartphones and, to a lesser extent, in tablets...

China market: Force touch sensor demand to increase in 2H16

Jan 22, 10:22

More China-based Android phone developers are ready to roll out new models featuring force touch screens in 2016, but orders for force touch sensors from China are unlikely to see...

Sensor hubs market growing fast, IHS says

Jan 21, 10:12

The demand for sensor hubs, dedicated processing elements used for low-power sensor processing tasks, is booming. In fact due to "always on" sensor processing trends and...

Fingerprint sensor prices to fall 40% in 2016

Jan 13, 21:52

Fingerprint sensor prices, which fell more than 30% in 2015, are expected to fall further in 2016 due to more competition in the market, according to industry sources.

Egistec to list on Taiwan OTC

Dec 3, 11:25

Fingerprint sensor maker Egis Technology (Egistec) will be listed on the Taiwan over-the-counter (OTC) stock market as early as the end of December, according to the company.

TSMC raises holdings in affiliate Xintec

Stockwatch - Nov 27, 10:06

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has hiked its holdings in affiliate Xintec to more than 51%, as a result of the addition of two new subsidiaries to TSMC, Xintec...

Taiwan 12-inch foundries offer discounts to attract orders

Nov 13, 10:54

Taiwan-based IC foundries are encouraging their LCD driver IC and fingerprint sensor clients to accelerate their transition to 12-inch wafers by narrowing the cost gap between 12-inch...

MediaTek chairman invests in fingerprint sensor maker Egistec, says paper

Newswatch - Nov 4, 11:31

MediaTek chairman MK Tsai has personally committed equity investment in fingerprint sensor maker Egis Technology (Egistec), according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News...

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...

Touchscreen controller IC prices falling

Sep 30, 11:06

Prices for smartphone-use touchscreen controller ICs have been falling as an increase in the number of suppliers has led to more competition in the market, according to industry so...

Fingerprint sensor prices fall below US$5

Sep 24, 10:12

Fingerprint sensor prices have fallen below US$5 recently, and are likely to drop further in 2016, according to industry sources. Prices of fingerprint sensors have come down from...

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