EETI November revenues hit 37-month high
Dec 7, 15:09
Touchscreen controller IC supplier Egalax-empia Technology (EETI) saw its November 2016 revenues climb to a 37-month high of NT$123 million (US$3.9 million).
Novatek sees November revenues down slightly
Newswatch - Dec 7, 14:02
LCD driver IC vendor Novatek Microelectronics has announced consolidated revenues of NT$3.63 billion (US$113.62 million) for November, down 6.05% on month and 13.65% on year.
Chip demand for iPads slows
Dec 6, 21:14
Chip demand for Apple's iPad devices has been slow according to supply-chain sources. Shipments of the iPad-series for 2016 could reach just 40 million units or even below the mark, the sources indicated.
Global October chip sales increase, says SIA
Dec 6, 21:11
Worldwide sales of semiconductors reached US$30.5 billion for the month of October 2016, an increase of 3.4% from the previous month's total of US$29.5 billion and 5.1% higher than the October 2015 total of US$29.0 billion, according to the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA).
Microsemi goes open source with FPGA for RISC-V
Dec 5, 16:42
Us-based Microsemi has laid claim to being the first field programmable gate array (FPGA) provider to offer a comprehensive software tool chain and intellectual property (IP) core for RISC-V designs.
Realtek reports decreased revenues for November
Stockwatch - Dec 5, 16:03
Realtek Semiconductor has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.343 billion (US$104.38 million) for November 2016, representing a 3.48% drop on month and 0.68% drop on year.
MediaTek enhances deca-core chip lineup
Dec 1, 14:54
MediaTek has announced new additions to its Helio X20 family of high-end mobile processors. The new Helio X23 and X27 offer the next level in user experiences by improving the overall performance, camera quality and power consumption of the SoC family, according to the company.
IoT and automotive to drive IC market growth through 2020, says IC Insights
Nov 30, 15:06
IC sales for connections to the Internet of Things (IoT) are forecast to grow more than three times faster than total IC revenues during the last half of this decade, according to IC Insights. ICs used to embed IoT functionality into a wide range of systems, sensors and objects are expected to generate...
TSMC to post up to 3% sequential drop in 1Q17 revenues
Nov 28, 22:35
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is expected to post up to a 3% sequential decrease in consolidated revenues in the first quarter of 2017, but will enjoy revenue growth in the following quarter, according to industry sources.
Digitimes Research: China mobile AP shipments to rise 11.6% in 4Q16
Nov 23, 22:31
Shipments of mobile application processors for smartphones and tablets in China are expected to grow 11.6% sequentially in the fourth quarter of 2016, thanks mainly to seasonal factors and inventory build-ups for the first quarter of 2017, according to Digitimes Research.
Silicon Motion announces SD 5.1 controller solution
Nov 23, 13:47
Silicon Motion Technology has announced that its flagship SM2703 SD controller now supports random read/write performance of up to 2000/800 IOPS to meet the A1 (Application Performance Class 1) requirements from the latest SD 5.1 specifications.
GigaDevice to merge with ISSI, say sources
Nov 22, 10:56
Trading in GigaDevice Semiconductor has been suspended on the Shanghai Stock Exchange (SSE), paving the way for the NOR flash specialist to obtain shares of Integrated Silicon Solution (ISSI), according to industry sources.
Market for 10nm mobile chips to heat up in 2017
Nov 22, 10:54
Qualcomm, Samsung Electronics, MediaTek, Apple and Spreadtrum Communications are gearing up to roll out their 10nm mobile chips which will be shipped in smartphones during 2017.
MediaTek intros technology enabling 4K video streaming
Nov 21, 22:59
MediaTek has announced the launch of its UltraCast technology, a chipset-enabled streaming technology enabling users to enjoy 4K video content generated by their smartphones and stream it wirelessly to a 4K-ready television or set-top box.
Phison Jan-Oct pre-tax profits approach almost 2015 level
Stockwatch - Nov 21, 22:52
Phison Electronics' pre-tax profits totaled NT$4.42 billion (US$138.6 million) in the first 10 months of 2016, approaching nearly the NT$4.47 billion reported for all of 2015, according to the NAN flash device controller supplier.
Macroblock revenues and profits rise in 1Q-3Q16
Nov 21, 15:04
LED driver IC supplier Macroblock has reported revenues for the first three quarters of 2016 increased 24.7% from a year earlier to NT$1.88 billion (US$58.7 million), while net profits hiked 78% on year to NT$163 million.
China investment funds wooing Taiwan IC vendors
Nov 18, 14:17
More semiconductor investment funds backed by local governments in China have stepped up their contact with Taiwan-based IC vendors, aiming to lure them to establish IC-design companies in China, according to industry sources.
Egistec October revenues surge
Nov 18, 11:55
Taiwan-based fingerprint sensor supplier Egis Technology (Egistec) has reported October revenues surged 84.7% on month to NT$301 million (US$9.4 million).
eMemory NeoFuse IP verified in TSMC 10nm FinFET process
Nov 17, 10:06
Taiwan-based eMemory, a logic NVM IP provider, has announced the successful demonstration of its security-enhanced NeoFuse IP in TSMC's 10nm FinFET process, along with IP design kits available to customers for product design-in.
Taiwan IC production value to fall 4.8% in 4Q16, says IEK
Nov 16, 14:38
Taiwan's IC production value is forecast to decline 4.8% sequentially to NT$627.7 billion (US$19.8 billion) in the fourth quarter of 2016, according to the Industrial Economics and Knowledge Center (IEK) of the Taiwan government-sponsored Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI).
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 for a MEMS R&D foundry platform to jointly develop MEMS sensor standard processes and build a complete MEMS supply...
ALi stays in the red
Nov 14, 14:31
IC design house ALi, which specializes in set-top box (STB) chipset solutions, has reported its third consecutive quarterly loss in the third quarter of 2016, in which net losses came to NT$83.16 million (US$2.6 million) or NT$0.28 per share.
WPG, WT Micro October revenues decrease
Stockwatch - Nov 14, 09:42
IC distributors WPG Holdings and WT Microelectronics have reported October revenues decreased 13.1% and 5%, respectively, on month.
HLMC to break ground for new 12-inch fab in early December
Nov 11, 11:22
Shanghai Huali Microelectronics (HLMC) is scheduled to hold a groundbreaking ceremony in early December for its second 12-inch fab in Shanghai, according to the China-based pure-play foundry. MediaTek's vice chairman Ching-Jiang Hsieh is expected to attend the event.
Elan 3Q16 profits surge
Nov 10, 15:57
IC design house Elan Microelectronics has reported net profits of NT$243 million (US$7.7 million) for the third quarter of 2016, up 76% sequentially. EPS for the quarter came to NT$0.58.
PWM IC vendor On-Bright posts EPS over NT$10 for January-September period
Stockwatch - Nov 10, 14:49
Power management (PWM) IC supplier On-Bright Electronics has reported net profits of NT$230 million (US$7.28 million) for the third quarter of 2016, up 1.32% from the previous quarter. EPS for the July-September period reached NT$3.07 compared to NT$5.10 of a quarter earlier.
Global 3Q16 silicon wafer shipments increase, says SEMI
Nov 10, 10:41
Worldwide silicon wafer area shipments increased during the third quarter of 2016 when compared to the second quarter, according to the SEMI Silicon Manufacturers Group (SMG) in its quarterly analysis of the silicon wafer industry.
Dialog Semiconductor, Energous team to accelerate wireless charging adoption
Nov 9, 11:21
Dialog Semiconductor, a provider of highly-integrated power management, AC/DC power conversion, solid state lighting (SSL) and Bluetooth low energy (LE) technology, has announced a strategic investment in Energous, the developer of WattUp, a revolutionary wire-free charging technology that provides...
Novatek expects up to 8% revenue decrease in 4Q16
Nov 9, 11:15
LCD driver IC firm Novatek Microelectronic expects to post revenues of between NT$11.1 billion (US$354.1 million) and NT$11.5 billion for the fourth quarter of 2016 representing a sequential decrease of 4-8%.
Qualcomm strikes deal for cooperation with Taiwan MOEA
Nov 8, 15:30
Qualcomm and Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) have signed a MoU on cooperation in the wireless communications sector including joint development of IoT, 4G and 5G networks, and technologies for connected cars, according to MOEA.
Realtek October revenues increase 16%
Stockwatch - Nov 7, 20:37
Networking IC design company Realtek Semiconductor has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.46 billion (US$110.1 million) for October 2016, up 16.1% on year but down 5.1% sequentially.
WT Micro expects another quarter of record revenues
Nov 7, 20:32
WT Microelectronics expects to post consolidated revenues of between NT$41.5 billion (US$1.32 billion) and NT$44 billion in the fourth quarter of 2016 which will mark the second consecutive quarter of record revenues for the Taiwan-based IC distributor.
Aspeed reports profits for 3Q16
Newswatch - Nov 7, 15:25
Baseboard management controller (BMC) chipset provider Aspeed Technology has reported net profits of NT$117 million (US$3.718 million) for the third quarter of 2016, up 26.59% on quarter but down 0.29% on year. The earnings translated into an EPS of NT$3.69 for the July-September period.
WPG posts record 3Q16 profits
Nov 4, 16:22
Semiconductor distributor WPG Holdings has reported operating and net profits of NT$2.56 billion (US$81.3 million) and NT$1.87 billion, respectively, for the third quarter of 2016. Both results hit the highest quarterly levels in the company's history.
Lattice Semiconductor to be acquired for US$1.3 billion
Nov 4, 15:49
Lattice Semiconductor and Canyon Bridge Capital Partners, an affiliate of Canyon Bridge, have signed a definitive agreement under which Canyon Bridge Capital Partners will acquire all outstanding shares of Lattice for approximately US$1.3 billion inclusive of Lattice's net debt, or US$8.30 per share...