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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, according to market sources.

SMIC, Brite and Synopsys team up for IoT platform

Sep 19, 11:40

Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC), Brite Semiconductor and Synopsys have teamed up to develop a platform that enables designers, system integrators and OEMs to accelerate and differentiate their next-generation IoT systems, according to the companies.

GigaDevice signs wafer supply contract with SMIC

Sep 19, 10:36

China-based GigaDevice Semiconductor, a maker of flash memory devices and microcontroller (MCU) chips, has signed a strategic agreement on the supply of wafers worth about CNY1.2 billion (US$183.7 million) with Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC), according to industry sources.

AI processor emerging as new opportunity for China, says expert

Sep 18, 16:11

Artificial intelligence (AI) processors will constitute a new opportunity for development in China, as AI applications are emerging rapidly to trigger a new round of demand in AI processors, according to Yu Kai, founder and CEO of China-based Horizon Robotics.

Talent counts most in China IC development, says former SMIC CEO

Sep 18, 14:32

The most critical key to achieving a breakthrough in the development of China's semiconductor industry rests with talent, instead of funds, markets or government policy support, according to Richard Zhang, founder and former CEO of China's largest chipmaker Semiconductor Manufacturing International...

Richard Zhang, former CEO of SMIC

MediaTek to unveil 5G prototype chip by end-2017

Sep 18, 11:19

MediaTek is expected to complete development of its 5G prototype chip by the end of 2017, and is gearing up for trials of its 5G solutions in 2018, according to industry sources.

SJSemi, Qualcomm announce qualification of 10nm ultra-high density wafer bumping technology

Sep 18, 11:08

China-based SJ Semiconductor has started the qualification of 10nm ultra-high density wafer bumping for Qualcomm, according to the companies. This represents SJSemi's further improvement in processing techniques and capabilities after its success in 28nm and 14nm wafer bumping mass production in 2016,...

Taiwan's Asia Silicon Valley plan to highlight AI, self-driving tech in 2018

Sep 15, 14:59

After scoring impressive achievements at the end of its first implementation year in early September 2017, the Taiwan government's Asia Silicon Valley Development Plan (ASVDP) is moving into a higher gear in the second year, focusing more on AI applications to transportation and air pollution control...

Asia Silicon Valley

Nextchip licenses CEVA platform for ADAS vision system

Sep 15, 14:21

CEVA, a licensor of signal processing IP for smart connected devices, has announced that Nextchip, a fabless company specializing in embedded vision applications for ADAS systems, has licensed the CEVA-XM4 imaging and vision platform for its Apache4 vision-based pre-processor targeted at real-time...

Nextchip Apache4

iPhone X sets new trends for smartphones

Sep 15, 14:11

A number of new features that come along with Apple's newly released iPhone X such as 3D sensing are likely to become new standards for next-generation smartphones launched by Android-based smartphone vendors, according to industry sources.

iPhone X sets new trends for smartphone

M31 Technology to list on Taiwan emerging stock market

Sep 15, 11:58

M31 Technology will start trading on the Emerging Stock Board of the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE) on September 20, according to the Taiwan-based silicon IP provider.

Entegris expanding R&D center in Taiwan

Sep 15, 11:18

Specialty materials provider Entegris has announced an expansion for its R&D center in Hsinchu, Taiwan. The expansion adds a new microcontamination control lab that focuses on filtration media development and is home to the company's relocated Asia applications and development labs for trace metal,...

MediaTek to lag in advanced-node chip race

Sep 14, 11:14

MediaTek is unlikely to roll out mobile chips built using more advanced 10nm and 7nm process technologies in 2018, as it has moved to focus on the mid-range smartphone market segment, according to industry sources.

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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 (40LL) process.

SEMICON Taiwan 2017: Focus on IoT, AI, smart applications

Sep 13, 14:28

The 22nd annual SEMICON Taiwan trade show has kicked off in Taipei, running from September 13-15, with this year's theme focusing on IoT, AI, smart manufacturing, smart transportation and smart medtech.

SEMICON Taiwan enters its 22nd year

Semiconductor industry records best second quarter in 3 years, IHS says

Sep 12, 15:17

Despite a slightly down first quarter, the semiconductor industry achieved near record growth in the second quarter of 2017 posting a 6.1% growth from the previous quarter, according to IHS Markit. Revenues came in at US$101.4 billion, up from US$95.6 billion in the first quarter of 2017. This is the...

Global semiconductor equipment billings hit record in 2Q17, says SEMI

Sep 12, 14:55

Worldwide billings for semiconductor manufacturing equipment reached US$14.1 billion in the second quarter of 2017, exceeding the record level set in the first quarter, according to SEMI.

Niche-IC distributors post revenue growth in August

Sep 12, 11:51

Taiwan-based Answer Technology (ANStek) and Edom Technology saw their August revenues climb to the highest monthly levels thus far in 2017, while revenues at Sunnic Technology & Merchandise registered a 39.7% sequential increase.

Asix, Pixart to post double-digit revenue growths in 3Q17

Sep 12, 10:57

Network IC design house Asix Electronics and CMOS image sensor supplier Pixart Imaging are expected to post double-digit sequential growths in third-quarter revenues, according to market sources.

Xilinx, ARM, Cadence and TSMC collaborating on CCIX test chip

Sep 12, 10:36

Xilinx, ARM, Cadence Design Systems and TSMC have announced a collaboration to build the first CCIX (cache coherent interconnect for accelerators) test chip in TSMC 7nm FinFET process technology for delivery in 2018. The test chip aims to provide a silicon proof point to demonstrate the capabilities...

WPG reports growth for August revenues

Sep 11, 15:43

WPG Holdings has reported its AUgust consolidated revenues grew 7.89% on month and 5.38% on year to reach NT$49.515 billion (US$1.65 billion), thanks to growing shipments of mobile phone, communication-related components.

Infineon invests in voice processor supplier XMOS

Sep 11, 15:05

Infineon has disclosed it has made a strategic minority investment in XMOS, a Bristol-based fabless semiconductor company that provides voice processors for IoT devices. Infineon leads the recent US$15 million Series-E funding round.

Xilinx powers Huawei FPGA accelerated cloud server

Sep 11, 14:54

Xilinx has announced that Huawei has chosen Virtex UltraScale+ FPGAs to power its first FP1 instance as part of a new accelerated cloud service. The Huawei FPGA accelerated cloud server (FACS) is a platform that enables users to develop, deploy and publish new FPGA-based services and applications on...

Elan revenues up in August

Sep 8, 16:26

Elan Microelectronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$740 million (US$24.68 million) for August 2017, representing a 10.67% increase on month and 6.96% increase on year.

Ambiq Micro, TSMC team up to develop Huawei fitness wearables

Sep 8, 15:33

Ambiq Micro announced recently that Huawei has selected the Apollo2 platform, built on TSMC's 40nm Near-Vt technology platform, to power its new line of lightweight fitness wearables including the newly-launched Huawei Band 2 Pro. The Apollo2 platform features high-performance sensor and application...

SPIL obtains packaging orders for AMD Vega 11 GPUs

Sep 8, 15:17

AMD will continue to contract Globalfoundries to manufacture its next-generation Vega GPUs, and will have Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL) as its major packager for the chips, according to industry sources.

TSMC CoWoS eyeing bigger presence in supercomputer field

China market: Marvell SSD controller shipments jump

Sep 8, 14:41

Marvell's SSD controller shipments have hiked in China thanks to strong demand from Kingston Technology, Shenzhen Longsys Electronics and Lite-On Technology. Cumulative shipments of Marvell's 88SS1074-series SSD controllers already surpassed 50 million units over the past 18 months.

MediaTek August revenues climb to 9-month high

Sep 8, 11:24

MediaTek has reported consolidated revenues climbed to a nine-month high of NT$22.5 billion (US$748.8 million) in August 2017. MediaTek's consolidated sales for August 2017 represented a sequential increase of 18.6% but an on-year decrease of around 13%. Combined revenues for July and August came to...

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 June 2017 total of US$32.6 billion, according to the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA).

Egistec posts record August revenues

Sep 6, 19:22

Fingerprint sensor supplier Egis Technology (Egistec) has announced August consolidated revenues grew 34.6% sequentially to a record high of NT$544 million (US$18.1 million).

Visual recognition AI tech to thoroughly change social, commercial activities

Sep 6, 15:44

While AI (artificial intelligence) has quietly penetrated various fields of human life and bring brand-new dialogue models between machine and mankind, the visual recognition AI technology will thoroughly subvert social exchange, gaming, e-commerce, advertisement, and film industries in the future,...

Xu Li, founder and CEO of SenseTime

Competition in AI chip market heating up on full presence of global tech giants

Sep 6, 15:02

Competition in the artificial intelligence (AI) chip market is heating up as nearly all major players in the IT industry have joined the race to develop AI chips and applications in multiple architectures in order to secure a preemptive presence in the market.

The midrange smartphone concept: Q&A with TL Lee, GM of MediaTek Wireless Communication Dept

Sep 6, 14:44

Taiwan-based chip designer MediaTek has newly released its Helio P-series chipset solutions for smartphones, aiming to regain its share of the global market for SoCs for midrange smartphones. But the release is accompanied by a spate of question marks hanging over whether the new SoCs will be accepted...

TL Lee, general manager of MediaTek's Wireless Communication Department

Realtek posts revenue growth in August

Sep 6, 11:15

Networking IC design company Realtek Semiconductor has announced consolidated revenues of NT$3.6 billion (US$119.7 million) for August 2017 - the second-highest monthly level in the company's history.

Samsung increases chip orders to Taiwan fabless firms

Sep 5, 15:12

Samsung Electronics has stepped up purchases of IC parts from its Taiwan-based suppliers, including fingerprint sensor supplier Egis Technology (Egistec) and RF component specialist Richwave Technology, and other fabless firms specializing in LCD driver ICs, touchscreen controllers, and other chips...

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NXP and Changan Automobile to cooperate on infotainment and future vehicle technologies

Sep 5, 11:08

NXP Semiconductors has announced that it has entered into a long-term partnership with Changan Automobile. Headquartered in Chongqing, China, Changan Automobile is one of China's largest car manufacturers and the first China-based company to achieve long-distance self-driving.

IFA 2017: Huawei unveils Kirin 970

Sep 4, 15:34

Huawei Consumer Business Grouphas unveiled at IFA 2017 in Berlin the Kirin 970, which combines the power of the cloud with the speed and responsiveness of native AI processing, according to the company.

Upstream material suppliers in new iPhone supply chain to see strong growth

Sep 4, 15:09

With Apple expected to launch its new iPhone soon, Taiwan players in the US vendor's smartphone supply chain are warming up to embrace a new round of business boom, with the upstream suppliers of semiconductor and optical materials, particularly, likely to score higher business growth than industry...

Apple is expected to launch the new iPhone soon

China startup Cambricon reveals ambitious AI chip shipment plan

Aug 31, 16:24

China-based AI (artificial intelligence) chip startup Cambricon Technologies expects to roll out hundreds of millions of AI SoCs needed for smart terminal devices and servers in the next three years, the firm's CEO Chen Tianshi has said.

Chen Tianshi, CEO of Cambricon Technologies

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 low-end logic chips is relatively slow, according to industry sources.

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

IC material supplier Wahlee obtains dry-film photoresist orders

Aug 31, 12:24

Semiconductor material distributor Wahlee Industrial has obtained dry-film photoresist orders from Taiwan-based PCB firms for the production of substrate-like PCBs (SLP), according to industry sources.

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 camera system to enable computer vision capabilities for use cases such as biometric face authentication, 3D reconstruction,...

Taiwan IC firms enjoys robust RFIC demand

Aug 30, 14:25

RF chip demand has been growing and is expected to peak in the third quarter, which will buoy sales at Taiwan-based Richwave Technology, Rafael Microelectronics and AMIC Communication (AMICCOM) during the quarter, according to industry sources.

Commentary: Innovation is key to survival for Taiwan IC designers

Aug 29, 15:38

Due to lackluster business performances recorded by most Taiwan IC design houses in the first half of 2017, the overall production value of Taiwan's IC design industry will see only limited growth for the year despite business turnaround seen in the traditional peak season in the second half of the...

MediaTek launches SoCs for mid-range smartphones

Aug 29, 15:24

MediaTek has introduced new members of its Helio chipset family, the P23 and P30 system-on-chips (SoCs), designed to deliver performance and power efficiency, dual camera photography, dual SIM and dual 4G VoLTE capabilities for mid-range smartphones.

Silicon Works striving for orders from China, Taiwan

Aug 29, 10:22

Korea-based Silicon Works is striving for orders from China- and Taiwan-based panel vendors, and intends to reduce its reliance on orders placed by LG Display, according to a Korea-based Digital Times report.

Lite-On Semi obtains GPP diode orders from major China smartphone vendors

Aug 28, 10:58

Lite-On Semiconductor with its GPP (glass passivated package) bridge rectifiers has entered the supply chain of major China-based smartphone vendors including Huawei, Oppo, Vivo and Xiaomi, according to industry sources.

Lite-On Semi and its subsidiary On-Bright are set to post strong 3Q17 results

Alchip posts EPS of NT$1.53 for 2Q17

Aug 25, 10:56

Alchip Technologies, a Taiwan-based provider of ASIC/SoC design services, saw its EPS hit a nearly 3-year high of NT$1.53 (US$0.05) in the second quarter of 2017.

China AI startup Cambricon receives new funding of US$100 million

Aug 24, 15:35

China-based AI chip startup Cambricon Technologies has newly raised US$100 million in series A round funding to support its development of advanced AI chips, which is expected to help turn the company into a tech unicorn with over US$1 billion in valuation in the near future, according to company so...

Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chip powers Samsung Galaxy Note8

Aug 24, 11:02

Qualcomm has announced that its premium mobile platform is powering Samsung's latest flagship smartphone for select regions. The Samsung Galaxy Note8 is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 mobile platform, which is one of the first commercial SoC manufactured using 10nm FinFET technology.

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Global notebook shipment forecast, 2017 and beyond
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    DRAM prices have been rising amid tight supply.

  • ASE-SPIL merger

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  • Global notebook shipment forecast, 2017 and beyond

    This Digitimes Special Report examines key factors in the notebook industry, including products, vendors and ODMs, that will affect total shipments in 2017 and through 2021.

  • Global AP demand forecast, 2017-2020

    Digitimes Research expects global AP shipments to surpass the 1.9 billion mark in 2017, with smartphones remaining the main application. Qualcomm will be leading the market in 2017, as other players continue playing catch up and scramble for funds to invest in more diverse applications.