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Pixart Imaging expects sales to drop 5% sequentially in 3Q14

Aug 8, 11:31

IC design house Pixart Imaging expects its revenues to slip 5% sequentially in the third quarter of 2014 as shipments of optical mice chips, optical touch controllers and chips for...

FPC obtains design-wins for fingerprint sensor in China

Jul 11, 15:47

Fingerprint Cards (FPC) has gained design-wins for its fingerprint sensor, the FPC1021, from smartphone vendors in China, which will pave the way for the firm to begin volume production...

New materials and better processes spur touch sensor market growth, says DisplaySearch

Jun 25, 14:08

Both glass-based and film-based sensors are evolving to improve performance, while at the same time becoming thinner and lighter, and increasing optical quality. According to DisplaySearch,...

Computex 2014: Etron to showcase 3D image sensor chips

May 29, 12:17

Etron Technology will showcase its 3D image sensor chip, the eSP870, at Computex Taipei 2014 from June 3-7. The chip supports dual sensors for 3D image capture and real-time depth...

Foundry houses, IC design vendors vying for fingerprint sensor orders

May 26, 15:11

Wafer foundry houses as well as more Taiwan-based IC vendors will vie for the growing fingerprint identification sensor orders from the smartphone sector in the second half of 2014,...

Pixart Imaging expects gesture sensor shipments to take off in 2H14

May 12, 21:47

Taiwan-based CMOS and imaging sensor design house Pixart Imaging has won adoption of gesture sensors from South Korea-based smartphone vendor Pantech and expects shipments of such...

TXC sets aside NT$600 million for 2014 capital expenditure

May 8, 20:51

Quartz crystal component maker TXC, in order to expand production capacity, has set aside a budget of NT$600 million (US$19.8 million) for capital expenditure in 2014, the company...

Sensor hubs make big gains while enabling the future of sensing, says IHS

Apr 18, 11:26

Sensor hubs that offload tasks from power-hungry application processors and let mobile devices like smartphones and tablets run longer on a single battery charge are reaping gains...

OmniVision rolls out 13-megapixel image sensor for mobile devices

Nov 12, 12:01

OmniVision Technologies has announced the OV13850, a 13-megapixel image sensor for mobile devices. The OV13850's power efficiency makes it a camera solution for high-end smartphones...

Apple spurs massive growth in smartphone fingerprint sensor market, says IHS

Nov 5, 14:33

As it has done so often before, Apple is triggering a new technology boom, with its integration of a fingerprint sensor on the iPhone 5s inspiring a wave of imitators that will drive...

Opto, sensor and discrete IC market growth slows in 2013, says IC Insights

Oct 23, 11:00

Several years after a strong recovery from the 2008-2009 downturn, the market for optoelectronics, sensors/actuators, and discrete semiconductors (O-S-D) is bumping and grinding its...

Semiconductor magnetic sensor market to rise 7% in 2013, says IHS

Oct 18, 10:35

Semiconductor magnetic sensors are on track to attain 7% revenue growth in 2013, thanks to widespread adoption in the automotive sector, according to IHS.

QuickLogic introduces low-power sensor hub solution

Oct 17, 12:28

QuickLogic has unveiled its ArcticLink 3 S1, an ultra-low power platform for managing sensors of mobile devices. The S1 platform integrates sensor management and fusion, optimizes...

Gesture-based user interfaces in smartphones and tablets spur fast growth for proximity sensors, says IHS

Sep 9, 13:28

The market for sensors that track hand movements in conjunction with touch screens is growing explosively as smartphones, tablets and other products increasingly incorporate gesture...

Delayed fingerprint sensor production to limit initial shipments of iPhone 5S to 3-4 million units in 3Q13, say sources

Aug 12, 15:51

Production of Apple's next iPhone, commonly referred to be the iPhone 5S and is scheduled to be unveiled on September 10, could reach only 3-4 million units in the third quarter of...

Apple shifts touch sensor structures toward in-cell in mobile phones, film in tablets, says DisplaySearch

Jul 24, 15:44

Apple's adoption of two new touch sensor structures, in-cell for the iPhone 5 and GF2 (double-sided ITO film) for the iPad, has produced shifts in the touch-panel industry supply...

Bright Led to ship 1 billion infrared LED sensor modules in 2 years

Jun 24, 15:16

LED chip packaging house Bright Led Electronics has landed orders for one billion infrared LED sensor modules worth NT$2 billion (US$66.7 million) through a China-based maker of LED...

Touch-sensor technologies poised for growth, says DisplaySearch

Jun 20, 13:51

Rapid growth in smartphones and tablets is driving demand for several touch sensor technologies. According to research firm DisplaySearch, the total yielded touch-sensor area is forecast...

Case study of 2 AFE ICs confirms significant potential for small IC vendors, says Petrov Group

Apr 9, 14:10

Can a small fabless analog vendor compete with the top-five analog IC vendors in global markets? This question is being asked often, especially in the context of emerging China-based...

China makers gain share in MEMS sensor purchasing in 2012, says IHS

Apr 2, 15:09

China-based handset and tablet manufacturers in 2012 more than doubled their share of purchases of microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) motion sensors, reflecting the rising prominence...

Smartphones to drive MEMS pressure sensor market through 2016, says IHS

Mar 21, 11:15

With the introduction of the Galaxy S4, Samsung Electronics continues to lead the market in the adoption of pressure sensors in smartphones, paving the way for massive growth in the...

Global Unichip lands sensor chip orders for Microsoft Xbox 720, says paper

Newswatch - Mar 7, 15:19

IC design service company Global Unichip reportedly has entered, for the first time, the supply chain of Microsoft and will design and ship its ASIC solutions for the Kinect sensors...

KYEC looks to brisk sales in LCD driver IC and CMOS image sensor testing services in 1H13

Feb 26, 22:06

King Yuan Electronics Company (KYEC) expects its testing lines for LCD driver ICs and CMOS image sensors to continue booming in the first half of 2013, particularly for CMOS image...

Holtek developing 8-bit MCUs for financial, sensor, smart meter applications

Feb 26, 10:02

Holtek Semiconductor expects sales of it 8-bit MCUs for debit card reader, smoke sensor and smart meter applications to increase substantially in 2013, expanding its share in the...

Smartphones and tablets drive continued double-digit growth in MEMS motion sensor market, says IHS

Feb 18, 14:13

Smartphones and tablets continue to the prime movers of technology industries, with the two mobile platforms spurring a double-digit increase in the market for microelectromechanical...

Toshiba announces sample availability of 8-Megapixel, 1.12 micrometer, CMOS image sensor with color noise reduction

Feb 4, 10:11

Toshiba has announced sample availability of an 8-megapixel, 1.12 micrometer, back side illumination (BSI) CMOS image sensor integrating a color noise reduction (CNR) circuit.

MEMS vendors optimistic about combo sensor market

Jan 29, 12:34

Eyeing booming demand for combo motion sensors used in smartphones and tablets, MEMS vendors including Bosch, InvenSense, Kionix and STMicroelectronics all plan to promote their 6-...

Kionix turning focus to gyros, sensor fusion

Nov 21, 14:45

MEMS accelerometer specialist Kionix has expanded its product line to include gyroscopes, magnetometers, combo and sensor fusion solutions. Acknowledging huge demand for mobile device...

Ed Brachocki, director of marketing (left) and Paul Bryan, EVP of product management (right)

Automotive magnetic sensor market stays in high gear in 2012, IHS says

Oct 17, 10:34

Playing a key role in government-mandated automotive safety systems including stability control and tire-pressure monitoring, magnetic sensors are in high demand in the car business,...

Ultrabooks spur massive growth in motion sensor sales, says IHS

Sep 28, 11:04

Intel's initiative to promote new features like indoor navigation and augmented reality in ultrabooks will spur dramatic growth in the sales of motion sensors for the next-generation...

IC distributor CoAsia receiving more CMOS sensor orders in September

Sep 25, 14:19

CoAsia Microelectronics, which distributes Samsung Electronics' CMOS sensors in China, is expected to post strong revenue gains in September due to increasing orders for Samsung's...

Lite-On Semi lands new orders for ambient-light sensors

Sep 14, 15:22

Lite-On Semiconductor expects sales generated from its proximity and ambient-light sensor business to boost significantly in the second half of 2012 as shipments to a new customer...

AKM leads magnetic sensor market on strong sales to handset and tablet makers, says IHS iSuppli

Aug 13, 14:10

Propelled by strong sales to tablet and cellphone manufacturers, Asahi Kasei Microsystems of Japan led the semiconductor magnetic sensor market for the third year in a row in 2011,...

Magnetic sensor market grows 22% in 2011, says IHS

Aug 7, 11:34

Playing a critical role in diverse applications such as cellphone navigation, automotive efficiency and solar energy generation, magnetic sensors increasingly are becoming an essential...

Sony to reduce DSC outsourcing to Taiwan makers in 2013

Jul 26, 01:45

Sony, which used to outsource 30-40% of its consumer digital still camera (DSC) production to Taiwan makers, will outsource fewer orders in 2013 with Ability Enterprise to land mid-range...

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    Amazon Fire smartphone

    Amazon has unveiled Fire, the first smartphone designed by the company and features Amazon's Dynamic Perspective and Firefly. Dynamic Perspective uses a new sensor system to respond...

    Photo: Company, Jun 19.

  • New+HTC+One

    New HTC One

    HTC has announced its new flagship smartphone, the new HTC One, which features the latest Android Jelly Bean OS and LTE network technology, and is powered by a 1.7GHz quad-core Snapdragon...

    Photo: Company, Feb 21.

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    Toshiba 20MP BSI CIS

    Toshiba has announced that it will launch a new 20-megapixel (MP) CMOS image sensor, the TCM5115CL, as the latest addition to its sensor line-up for digital still cameras. TCM5115CL...

    Photo: Company, Jan 7.

  • Samsung+S5K3H7+CMOS+imager

    Samsung S5K3H7 CMOS imager

    Samsung Electronics has unveiled its new 1/3.2-inch 8 megapixel (MP) CMOS imager, the S5K3H7, utilizing 1.4um back side illuminated (BSI) pixel technology. Samsung's S5K3H7 imager...

    Photo: Company, Mar 2.

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    Atmel maXStylus for smartphones, tablets

    Atmel has announced maXStylus, an active stylus solution for tablets and smartphones. Combined with Atmel's maXTouch solutions, the maXStylus family offers simultaneous touch and...

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