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  • Toshiba transfers Phison shares to memory unit

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  • LG Display announces KRW7.8 trillion OLED fab plans

    Displays | 29min ago

  • Taiwan market: Smartphone sales rebound in June

    Mobile + telecom | 2h 28min ago

  • China may hike 2020 target cumulative PV installation capacity to 150GWp, says IHS

    Green energy | 3h 40min ago

  • Taiwan sees 2015 technology trade deficit of NT$123.9 billion, says MOEA

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  • Value of semiconductor industry M&A deals slows dramatically in 1H17, says IC Insights

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  • Young Optics suffers 1H17 net loss per share of NT$0.97

    IT + CE | 6h 5min ago

  • SPIL net profits hike in 2Q17

    Bits + chips | Jul 25, 21:49

  • PTI optimistic about 3Q17

    Bits + chips | Jul 25, 21:46

  • India reportedly to start anti-dumping probe into PV products from China, Taiwan, Malaysia

    Green energy | Jul 25, 20:49

  • China January-June software revenues reach CNY2.558 trillion, says MIIT

    IT + CE | Jul 25, 20:36

  • Merry reports strong earnings for 2Q17

    Mobile + telecom | Jul 25, 20:33

  • Silicon wafer shipments remain at record highs, says SEMI

    Bits + chips | Jul 25, 20:31

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IST 2Q17 profits hike over 100%

Jul 25, 15:50

Certification service firm Integrated Service Technology (IST) saw its net profits hike 112.8% sequentially to NT$71 million (US$2.34 million) in the second quarter of 2017 with EPS reaching NT$1.14.

Holtek 32-bit MCU shipments to rise significantly in 2Q17

Jul 25, 15:32

MCU and consumer IC firm Holtek Semiconductor expects shipments of its 32-bit MCUs to rise significantly in the second half of 2017 thanks to strong demand for fingerprint identification and IoT applications, according to company VP and spokesperson Patty Li.

MediaTek co-COO reportedly resigns

Jul 25, 09:21

Jeffrey Ju has resigned as MediaTek's co-COO, and transitioned to become a consultant, according to media reports in Taiwan.

MediaTek to transfer 28nm chip orders to UMC

Jul 25, 09:16

MediaTek plans to transfer part of its 28nm mobile chip orders, including those for the Amazon Echo Dot, to United Microelectronics (UMC) from Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) starting 2018 to lower costs, according to industry sources.

MediaTek

On-Bright 2Q17 profits set to surge, says report

Jul 24, 14:19

Taiwan-based On-Bright Electronics is expected to see its profits jump over 150% sequentially in the second quarter of 2017, with EPS set to exceed NT$4 (US$0.13), driven by particularly strong analog chip demand, the Chinese-language Commercial Times cited market watchers as saying in a recent...

TSMC to expand CoWoS capacity to fill increasing AI chip packaging orders

Jul 24, 13:47

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is planning to carry out the first-ever expansion of its CoWoS (Chip on Wafer on Substrate) packaging and testing capacity to fill increasing orders from Nvidia and Google for AI chips, indicating that Taiwan's semiconductor industry is gradually embracing...

TSMC CoWoS packaging and testing capacity

Chip demand from non-Apple camp slows

Jul 24, 13:08

Chip suppliers engaged in Apple's supply chain started to see orders pick up in June. On the other hand, chip demand from the non-Apple camp has been slow, according to sources at backend houses, which do not expect orders from their non-Apple customers to rise substantially until the fourth quarter...

Chip demand for data centers to boom in China

Jul 21, 15:46

With China's local governments looking to set up data centers, chip demand for data centers locally is set to surge, according to industry sources.

Korea chipmakers looking to expand foundry biz

Jul 21, 14:41

Samsung Electronics, Dongbu HiTek and SK Hynix have stepped up their foundry business expansions, which will as a group pose a threat to the existing major dedicated foundry houses.

STMicro denies reports it will suspend taking MCU orders

Jul 21, 13:07

STMicroelectronics has dismissed recent reports indicating the company will suspend taking orders for microcontrollers (MCU) until 2018 due to strong demand. "ST continues to manage its business as usual to support customer demand," the company said.

Four Taiwan firms file countersuit against Qualcomm

Jul 21, 11:56

Four Taiwan-based hardware production partners of Apple, namely Foxconn Electronics, Compal Electronics, Wistron and Pegatron, have jointly filed a countersuit against Qualcomm in the US, challenging what they call the chipmaker's excessive licensing fees and illegal licensing practices.

Qualcomm net profits fall 40% in fiscal 3Q17 amid Apple dispute

Jul 20, 22:19

Qualcomm has announced revenues for its fiscal third quarter ended June 25, 2017 decreased 11% on year to US$5.4 billion, while net profits fell 40% from a year ago to US$900 million. Diluted earnings per share for the quarter came to US$0.58, down from US$0.97 during the same period a year earlier.

Powerchip, Zentel to appeal patent ruling favoring Toshiba

Jul 20, 22:04

Powerchip Technology and Zentel Electronics will file an appeal against a Taiwan IP court patent dispute ruling in favor of Toshiba, according to the Taiwan-based companies.

STMicro extends lead time for 32-bit MCUs

Jul 20, 15:12

STMicroelectronics has extended delivery lead times for 32-bit MCUs due to strong demand, according to industry sources. The MCU vendor has also informed its customers that it plans to stop taking orders temporarily after July, said sources.

Leading MCU suppliers have recently extended delivery lead times for 32-bit MCUs

Digitimes Research: UFS-based NAND flash solutions to become mainstream storage technology for mobile devices

Jul 20, 14:00

While today's mobile devices use either UFS (Universal Flash Storage) or eMMC (embedded multi-media card)-based NAND flash solutions to store information, eMMC5.1 chips are becoming progressively unable to meet the data transmission speed demands of high-end mobile devices, according to Digitimes Re...

IDM model no longer viable for Japan semiconductor industry: Q&A with Socionext CEO Yasuo Nishiguchi

Jul 20, 11:39

Though still a global bellwether in many areas of semiconductor technologies, Japan's semiconductor industry is significantly losing ground in world markets, as most Japanese players, operating as IDMs (integrated device manufacturers), bear the brunt of the impacts from changing industrial and market...

Yasuo Nishiguchi. right, chairman and CEO of Japan's IC designer Socionext

Upcoming Meizu Pro 7 series reportedly to utilize MediaTek chips

Jul 19, 21:24

Meizu is scheduled to introduce its new Pro 7 and Pro 7 Plus smartphone series on July 26. The Pro 7 model is expected to feature MediaTek's 16nm Helio P25 SoC chip while the Pro 7 Plus will adopt the 10nm Helio X30 chip, according to a report from Taiwan's TechNews.

Chipbond, ChipMOS seeing robust gold bumping demand

Jul 19, 15:37

Backend houses Chipbond Technology and ChipMOS Technologies have both cut into the supply chains of US and Korea smartphone brands with their gold bumping services, and are set to enjoy sequential revenue growth through September, according to industry sources.

IC vendors ramping up solutions for voice assistants

Jul 19, 10:42

A number of China- and Taiwan-based IC design houses are ramping up their production of speaker solutions, MEMS microphones and other chips to meet increasing demand for voice assistant devices, according to industry sources.

Installed 8-inch fab capacity to rise through 2020, says SEMI

Jul 18, 22:06

Installed 8-inch (200mm) fab capacity has increased since 2009, and will reach close to 5.4 million wafers per month (wpm) by the end of 2017, according to SEMI. By 2020, 200mm capacity is expected to reach almost 5.7 million wpm and is poised to surpass the 2007 peak.

Taiwan firms urged to develop integrated chips for AI systems

Jul 18, 16:14

Taiwan should strive to become an exporter of AI (artificial intelligence) system products and to develop niche-type integrated smart system chips that could reach a production value of up to NT$4 trillion (US$131.58 billion) by 2025, the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) has said.

Globalfoundries and VeriSilicon to enable single-chip solution for next-gen IoT networks

Jul 17, 14:03

Globalfoundries and VeriSilicon have announced a collaboration to deliver a single-chip IoT solution for next-generation Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) networks. Leveraging GF's 22FDX FD-SOI technology, the companies plan to develop intellectual property that could enable a complete cellular modem module...

Insyde delivers BIOS and systems management firmware for new Intel Xeon scalable processors

Jul 14, 15:25

Insyde Software, a provider of UEFI BIOS and systems management software, has announced that its BIOS and BMC firmware solutions offer full support for the latest Intel Xeon Skylake-SP processor-based platforms, previously codenamed "Purley."

IC design house Nyquest 2Q17 profits to hit record high

Jul 14, 15:16

Consumer IC design company Nyquest Technology is expected to report a record EPS of over NT$1.50 (US$0.05) for the second quarter of 2017, when revenues also hit a record high of NT$306 million.

Semi content in electronic systems forecast to set new record in 2017, says IC Insights

Jul 14, 14:54

The global electronic systems market will grow only 2% to US$1,493 billion in 2017, while the worldwide semiconductor market is expected to surge by 15% to US$419.1 billion, according to IC Insights.

Faraday unveils 28HPC USB 3.1 PHY and 40LP Type-C PHY with PD controller

Jul 14, 14:01

Faraday Technology, a Taiwan-based ASIC design service and IP provider, has announced the availability of its USB 3.1 PHY on UMC 28HPC process, as well as the silicon-verified USB 3.1 Type-C PHY with USB-PD 2.0 support on UMC 40LP process.

Skyworks seeking acquisition in Taiwan

Jul 14, 13:59

Skyworks is evaluating the feasibility of acquiring either RF component specialist Richwave Technology or the power amplifier (PA) department of Airoha Technology, a unit of MediaTek, a recent Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) report quoted market watchers as saying.

Qualcomm, MediaTek and Spreadtrum to remain top handset IC suppliers in 2017

Jul 14, 10:47

Qualcomm, MediaTek and Spreadtrum will remain the top-3 handset IC suppliers in 2017, with Qualcomm dominating the high-end market, and MediaTek and Spreadtrum sharing the mid-range and low-end segments, according to market sources.

Qualcomm, MediaTek and Spreadtrum to remain top-3 smartphone chip suppliers in 2017

Huawei set to unveil AI processors by yearend, says executive

Jul 13, 15:53

Sensing the imminent arrival of a smart Internet era driven by artificial intelligence (AI), China's top ICT solutions provider Huawei Technologies is actively proceeding with the research and development of AI processors, and is scheduled to release concrete R&D achievements by the end of 2017,...

Worldwide semiconductor revenues to top US$400 billion in 2017, says Gartner

Jul 12, 22:33

Worldwide semiconductor revenues are forecast to total US$401.4 billion in 2017, an increase of 16.8% from 2016, according to Gartner. This will be the first time semiconductor revenues have surpassed US$400 billion.

Taiwan IC design houses gearing up for high speed transmissions

Jul 12, 16:00

With high speed transmissions becoming an important spec for electronics devices, Taiwan-based IC design houses including ASMedia, Parade Technologies, Weltrend, On-Bright, Etron and Amazing Microelectronic have stepped into the high speed transmission chip market looking to further grow their businesses,...

Demand for high-speed transmission chips rising

Chip demand for TVs and STBs picking up

Jul 12, 15:21

Chip demand for LCD TVs and set-top boxes (STB) has started to pick up recently as device manufacturers are gearing up for their peak season, according to industry sources.

Taiwan government urged not to sacrifice semiconductor to bolster AI development

Jul 12, 14:05

While actively moving to subsidize the development of AI (artificial intelligence) software by academic and research units, Taiwan's government must not recklessly cut resources meant for the semiconductor industry, which can significantly support the AI development, according to academic and industry...

Taiwan semiconductor industry can be great support in the AI development

MediaTek IoT chips expand presence in China bicycle-sharing market

Jul 12, 13:30

Specializing in smartphone SoC chips, MediaTek has been aggressively developing its highly-integrated SoC offerings for wearable and IoT applications. With its IoT solutions, MediaTek has gradually expanded its presence in China's bicycle-sharing market.

MediaTek IoT chips are making inroads in China bicycle-sharing market

Intel unveils new Intel Xeon scalable processors

Jul 12, 13:27

Intel has launched its new Intel Xeon scalable processors, providing businesses with performance to handle compute-hungry tasks including real-time analytics, virtualized infrastructure and high-performance computing.

Intel Xeon scalable processor

MediaTek seeing robust chip demand for voice assistant devices

Jul 12, 10:13

MediaTek has ramped up shipments of its chips for voice assistant devices which will further buoy the company's revenues for the third quarter of 2017, according to market sources.

MediaTek chip shipments for voice assistants are set to boom

WPG revenues down 3% on year in June

Jul 11, 16:36

Semiconductor components distributor WPG Holdings has reported consolidated revenues of NT$44.42 billion (US$1.45 billion) for June 2017, representing a 4.54% increase on month and 3.09% decrease on year.

Broadcom to slash workforce in Taiwan

Jul 11, 15:40

Broadcom is set to cut its workforce in Taiwan by over 90% at the end of August, according to industry sources. The speculation has drawn the attention of several chipmakers such as MediaTek, Cisco and Intel, which are looking to hire talent.

Global Unichip opens new Korea office

Jul 11, 15:35

Taiwan-based Global Unichip, a fabless ASIC design house, has announced the establishment of its new office in Seoul. The move is to enhance both technical and business customer support.

Globalfoundries 22FDX attracts orders from Shanghai Fudan

Jul 10, 14:23

Globalfoundries' 22nm FD-SOI process, dubbed 22FDX, has obtained orders from Shanghai Fudan Microelectronics, according to industry sources.

Globalfoundries 22FDX obtains orders in China

MediaTek 2Q17 revenues meet guidance

Jul 10, 09:47

IC design house MediaTek has reported June consolidated revenues increased 18.75% sequentially to NT$21.89 billion (US$715.9 million). Revenues for the second quarter of 2017 came to NT$58.08 billion, coming within the company's guidance of between NT$56.1 billion and NT$60.6 billion.

Qualcomm seeks to ban iPhone imports to US

Jul 7, 14:20

Qualcomm has announced that it is filing a complaint with the United States International Trade Commission (ITC) alleging that Apple has engaged in the unlawful importation and sale of iPhones that infringe one or more claims of six Qualcomm patents covering key technologies that enable important features...

Taiwan IC design houses seeing orders ramp-up from China smartphone sector

Jul 7, 10:49

A ramp-up of orders from China's smartphone sector will buoy revenues at Taiwan-based IC design houses, particularly those specializing in LCD driver ICs, wireless charging solutions and fingerprint sensors in the third quarter of 2017, according to industry sources.

Commentary: Power-saving is key concept in smartphone design

Jul 7, 10:00

While new smartphone models for 2017 boast quite a few fresh features such as full screens, OLED panels, biometric systems, quick charge and wireless charge applications, these features in fact are mainly designed based on the energy-saving concept. And the global production wave of power-saving smartphones...

New smartphone features are designed to save power consumption.

Novatek 2Q17 revenues meet guidance

Jul 6, 21:31

IC design houses Novatek Microelectronic saw its second-quarter revenues come within the company's guidance given in early May.

Baidu deploys Xilinx FPGAs in new public cloud acceleration services

Jul 6, 20:58

Baidu has deployed Xilinx FPGA-based application acceleration services in their public cloud, according to Xilinx. The Baidu FPGA Cloud Server, a new service in Baidu Cloud, features Xilinx's Kintex FPGAs, tools, and the software needed to develop and deploy hardware-accelerated data center applications...

PC-related IC firms positive about 3Q17 outlook

Jul 6, 15:49

With shipments of new Intel and AMD motherboards set to kick off, as well as brisk demand for gaming graphics cards and mining machines, Taiwan-based PC-related IC suppliers are optimistic about their performance in the third quarter of 2017.

Wireless charging demand promising: Q&A with Dialog CEO Jalal Bagherli

Jul 6, 11:58

As a global leader in providing rapid charging solutions, Dialog Semiconductor has demonstrated its prowess in power management for smartphones and other applications. But the market has always been looking for better and more convenient charging solutions, with wireless charging likely to become ma...

Dialog CEO Jalai Bagherli

Commentary: Proximity benefits China IC designers in tapping domestic market

Jul 5, 14:17

The geographic proximity advantage has proved the most powerful weapon for China IC design houses to develop the vast domestic market, as they can respond to local customers' needs for changing designs or increasing new functions much faster than foreign competitors including Taiwanese counterparts.

Realtek 2Q17 revenues slip

Jul 5, 14:08

Networking IC design company Realtek Semiconductor saw its second-quarter revenues slip 0.3% sequentially to NT$9.95 billion (US$326.2 million), which was lower than market watcher estimates.

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