Parade cautious about 3Q16
Jul 29, 10:42
Mixed-signal IC design house Parade Technologies expects to post revenues of between US$63 million and US$69 million for the third quarter of 2016, which would represent flat growth or an up to 8.4% sequential decrease.
Nuvoton reports NT$1.25 EPS for 2Q16
Jul 28, 09:47
Nuvoton Technology, the logic IC subsidiary of Winbond Electronics specializing in MCU products, has reported net profits for the second quarter of 2016 increased 62.5% on year to NT$260 million (US$8.11 million). EPS for the quarter reached NT$1.25 compared with NT$0.76 a year earlier.
Analog Devices, Linear to merge
Jul 27, 21:35
Analog Devices and Linear Technology have entered into a definitive agreement under which Analog Devices will acquire Linear in a cash and stock transaction that values the combined enterprise at approximately US$30 billion, according to the companies. Upon completion of the acquisition, Analog Devices...
Realtek 2Q16 profits soar over 70%
Jul 26, 20:36
Networking IC design company Realtek Semiconductor has announced net profits surged more than 70% sequentially in the second quarter of 2016 with EPS reaching NT$2.02 (US$0.06).
Raydium reports NT$2.69 EPS for 1H16
Jul 26, 10:44
LCD driver IC design house Raydium Semiconductor has announced its net profits increased 19% from a year earlier to NT$167 million (US$5.2 million) for the first half of 2016 with EPS reaching NT$2.69.
Holtek 2Q16 profits rise 20% sequentially
Jul 26, 10:39
Microcontroller (MCU) supplier Holtek Semiconductor has reported net profits of NT$201 million (US$6.25 million) for the second quarter of 2016, up 20.2% sequentially. EPS for the quarter reached NT$0.89.
Fab tool book-to-bill slips
Jul 22, 14:41
North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted a book-to-bill ratio of 1.00 in June, down from 1.09 in May, according to SEMI.
Digitimes Research: Technology remains key to MediaTek growth
Jul 20, 21:04
MediaTek should remain focused on enhancing its technology to better compete against rivals including Qualcomm, Spreadtrum and HiSilicon, and to explore new growth opportunities outside the China market, according to Digitimes Research.
Commentary: ARM a must for SoftBank in paradigm shift
Jul 20, 12:46
SoftBank's decision to buy out ARM for GBP24.3 billion (US$32.2 billion) not only highlights the ruthless investment style of SoftBank's chairman and CEO Masayoshi Son, but also indicates the future business opportunities that will come along with the rising penetration of Internet of Things (IoT).
Chip shipments for VR devices to boom
Jul 20, 12:28
Chip shipments for VR (virtual reality) devices are expected to surge during the year-end shopping season in Europe and the US, according to industry sources.
TSMC says no impact from SoftBank ARM acquisition
Jul 19, 21:29
SoftBank's acquisition of ARM announced recently will have no impact on TSMC's ongoing collaboration with ARM, according to the Taiwan-based foundry. TSMC added it expects to further enhance ties with ARM following SoftBank's takeover.
Richwave to enjoy record revenues in 3Q16, says report
Newswatch - Jul 19, 15:50
RF component specialist Richwave Technology is expected to enjoy another quarter of record revenues in the third quarter of 2016, buoyed by rising shipments of its Wi-Fi use power amplifiers (PA) as well as shipments of new products including switches and low-noise amplifier (LNA) ICs, the Chinese-language...
MediaTek to post 10% revenue growth in 3Q16, says report
Stockwatch - Jul 19, 12:25
MediaTek is expected to report revenue growth of about 10% sequentially for the third quarter of 2016 buoyed by strong demand for its mid- and high-end mobile chips, according to a recent Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) report.
SoftBank to acquire ARM
Jul 18, 16:24
The boards of directors of SoftBank and ARM have announced that they have reached an agreement on the terms of a recommended all-cash acquisition of ARM for GBP24.3 billion (US$32.2 billion).
Weltrend to see revenues top NT$500 million in 3Q16, says paper
Newswatch - Jul 18, 15:26
Weltrend Semiconductor is expected to see its revenues for the third quarter of 2016 reach over NT$500 million (US$15.68 million) amid rising shipments of its around view monitor (AVM) video chips, according to a Chinese-language Commercial Times report.
Qualcomm sues Meizu for patent infringement
Jul 15, 11:19
Qualcomm filed lawsuits against China-based smartphone vendor Meizu for infringing its patents at the end of June in Beijing and Shanghai, China. Other players such as Oppo and Vivo also to have a chance to be sued, according to reports from China media.
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 billion, according to IHS. The value of this market is expected to recover in 2016, rising 4.3% to reach US$2.8 bill...
Huaxintong Semiconductor licenses ARMv8-A architecture
Jul 15, 11:07
Huaxintong Semiconductor Technology of China has licensed ARM's v8-A architecture to accelerate advanced server chipset technologies in China's server market, according to ARM. The multi-year license will enable China-based companies to deliver ARM-based server technologies in their home market, enabling...
IC distributor ANStek posts revenue growth in June
Jul 14, 10:02
Answer Technology (ANStek), which distributes IC parts mainly from Analog Devices (ADI), Xilinx and Avago, saw its June revenues rise 2.8% from a year earlier ending a 3-month streak of on-year decreases.
Notebook chip order visibility extends
Jul 13, 14:02
Taiwan-based IC design houses have landed an influx of orders for notebooks, and have seen better order visiility for the third quarter, according to industry sources.
ARM joins Imec program for 7nm technology and beyond
Jul 13, 11:56
Nanoelectronics research center Imec has announced its strategic partnership with ARM. ARM's involvement with Imec's INSITE program will focus on addressing the impacts of circuit design and system-level architecture on power, performance, area and cost of nanotechnology chip process nodes from 7nm...
Taiwan LCD driver IC firms positive about 3Q16
Jul 12, 19:44
Taiwan-based LCD driver IC firms are optimistic about their performance during the third quarter of 2016 judging from a pull-in of short lead-time orders for large-size panel applications as well as strong orders for small-size panels, according to industry sources.
Qualcomm announces Snapdragon 821
Newswatch - Jul 12, 15:30
Qualcomm has announced its latest chip for mobile devices, the Snapdragon 821, succeeding its predecessor the Snapdragon 820 .
Flagship phone demand might disappoint in 2H16
Jul 12, 14:26
Smartphone vendors might see sales of their flagship models disappoint in the second half of 2016 due to lack of upgrades, according to sources at Taiwan-based IC design houses.
Egistec posts record 2Q16 revenues
Jul 12, 11:00
Fingerprint sensor supplier Egis Technology (Egistec) saw its second-quarter revenues hike 137.7% sequentially to NT$252 million (US$7.82 million). The figures were also the highest quarterly levels since the company's listing on Taiwan's OTC market in December 2015.
WT Micro June revenues rise
Stockwatch - Jul 12, 10:56
IC distributor WT Microelectronics has announced consolidated revenues of NT$10.51 billion (US$326 million) for June 2016, up 3.6% sequentially and 12.5% on year.
WPG Holdings reports increased revenues for June
Stockwatch - Jul 11, 15:48
WPG Holdings has reported consolidated revenues of NT$45.837 billion (US$1.42 billion) for June 2016, representing a 1.34% increase on month and 8.92% increase on year.
MediaTek June revenues rise almost 50%
Jul 8, 10:08
MediaTek has announced consolidated revenues of NT$24.87 billion (US$768 million) for June 2016, up 49.7% on year. The June figures were also the highest monthly levels since the company's listing on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE) in 2001.
Phison posts record 2Q16 revenues
Jul 8, 10:03
Memory device controller supplier Phison Electronics saw its second-quarter revenues climb to a record high of NT$10.46 billion (US$323.4 million).
Winbond, Macronix post mixed June results
Jul 7, 15:34
Non-PC memory specialist Macronix International saw its June revenues decrease 2.3% sequentially while fellow company Winbond Electronics' revenues registered a 1.9% on-month increase.