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  • DRAM spot prices hit 7-month high, says DRAMeXchange

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  • Taiwan market: Smartphone shipments up 7% on month in August

    Mobile + telecom | 33min ago

  • China to lower PV feed-in tariffs for 2017, say reports

    Green energy | 34min ago

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    Before Going to Press | Sep 29, 21:55

  • LG Chem to launch 2nd-generation batteries for electric vehicles, says report

    Before Going to Press | Sep 29, 21:53

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    Before Going to Press | Sep 29, 21:51

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    Before Going to Press | Sep 29, 21:50

  • Quanta Cloud Technology opens marketing office in Germany

    Before Going to Press | Sep 29, 21:46

  • TWTM 2016 taking place in Taipei

    Before Going to Press | Sep 29, 21:41

  • Semi equipment maker Foxsemicon vying for orders for OLED panel manufacturing

    Before Going to Press | Sep 29, 21:40

  • TAICS to cooperate with US TIA on 5G, IoT

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Fast-charging chip business booming, say IC vendors

Sep 29, 16:23

The market of fast-charging chips is likely to reach one billion units a year soon due to a comprehensive adoption of fast charging technology by smartphones, tablets, notebooks, digital cameras, drones, wearable devices and other mobile power supply devices, according to an estimate of industry sou...

NXP establishing security standards for smart cars in China

Sep 29, 14:51

At a recent tech forum in China, NXP announced key collaborations including an alliance to establish security standards for smart cars in China with cross-sector collaborations.

Analog IC firm Leadtrend grows shipments for mobile devices

Sep 29, 14:20

Leadtrend Technology has enjoyed rising shipments of fast-charging solutions for mobile devices, which boosted its August revenues to a record NT$126 million (US$4.02 million).

IC design house ITE Tech looks to 12-15% sequential growth in 3Q16 revenues

Newswatch - Sep 29, 11:56

Peripheral IC vendor ITE Tech is expected to see its revenues grow 12-15% sequentially in the third quarter of 2016 with EPS for the three-month period reaching NT$0.75-0.8, according to a Chinese-language Commercial Times report.

Kingston affiliate buys 70% of Innostor

Sep 29, 09:34

Kingston Technology's flash controller affiliate ASolid Technology has acquired as high as 70% of fellow controller company Innostor Technology for NT$60 million (US$1.9 million).

Taiwan IC distributors 4Q16 sales to increase

Sep 28, 15:59

Fourth-quarter revenues at Taiwan-based IC distributors including WPG, WT Microelectronics and Answer Technology (ANStek) will be driven by a seasonal pick-up in demand for smartphones and other mobile devices, as well as demand for automotive electronics and other end markets, according to the comp...

Nvidia CEO denies competing with partnering graphics vendors with Founder Edition

Sep 28, 14:55

Nvidia CEO Huang Jen-hsun, in response to graphics card vendors' questioning Nvidia's launch of its GeForce GTX 1080 Founder Edition series saying it is looking to compete with partners in the high-end segment, clarified that the launch of Founder Edition is purely to solve problems in graphics card...

Huang Jen-hsun, Nvidia CEO

Foxconn could expand SiP business with Sharp chip unit

Sep 27, 10:14

Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) is in the process of integrating Sharp into its group, including Sharp's chip unit, which is a difficult part to combine with. Nevertheless, industry sources have suggested Sharp's broad sensors and components solutions could be an important cornerstone...

China HLMC to build new 12-inch fab

Sep 26, 15:38

Shanghai Huali Microelectronics (HLMC) is expected to announce by the end of 2016 the construction of its second 12-inch plant, which will directly enter 28nm production, according to industry sources.

SES-imagotag to acquire Pervasive Displays

Sep 26, 15:04

France-based SES-imagotag and Taiwan-based Pervasive Displays (PDi) have signed a deal under which SES-imagotag will acquire 100% of PDi, according to the companies.

Cadence, TSMC advance 7nm FinFET designs for mobile and HPC platforms

Sep 26, 15:00

Cadence Design Systems has announced several important deliveries in its collaboration with TSMC to advance 7nm FinFET designs for mobile and high-performance computing (HPC) platforms.

Value of semiconductor industry M&A agreements already over US$50 billion, says IC Insights

Sep 23, 15:29

After an historic surge in semiconductor merger and acquisition agreements in 2015, the torrid pace of transactions has eased (until recently), but 2016 is already the second-largest year ever for chip industry M&A announcements, according to IC Insights.

Chip orders for new iPhone to fall in 1Q17, sources say

Sep 23, 15:03

Chip orders placed for the iPhone 7/7 Plus will likely fall about 20% sequentially in the first quarter of 2017, according to an estimate made by analog chip suppliers.

Chip orders for iPhone 7/7 Plus are likely to fall in 1Q17

Shanhai Capital to acquire Analogix Semiconductor

Sep 23, 12:07

China-based Beijing Shanhai Capital Management announced that it has entered into a merger agreement with Analogix Semiconductor under which a consortium led by Shanhai Capital will acquire all of the outstanding shares of Analogix for over US$500 million. China Integrated Circuit Industry Investment...

Phison board approves consolidation of company and offshore units

Sep 23, 10:38

Taiwan-based Phison Electronics' board of directors has approved plans to obtain 100% of its offshore business Everspeed and all the units under Everspeed including Memoryexchange. The transfer process will be completed by September 30, according to the flash device controller firm.

MediaTek likely to roll out 2 10nm chip versions, says report

Newswatch - Sep 22, 10:47

MediaTek is considering rolling out two versions of its 10nm chips, the Helio X30 for high-end smartphones and the X35 for the lower-end segment, according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) report.

M31 partnering with TSMC to offer MIPI PHY solutions

Sep 22, 10:38

Silicon IP provider M31 has announced the development of its new MIPI M-PHY Gear3 IP on TSMC's 40LP and 28nm HPC+ process nodes. The 40LP M-PHY has been widely adopted by customers while the 28HPC+ IP will be formally released in the fourth quarter of 2016.

China SITRI 8-inch fab ready for MEMS manufacturing

Sep 21, 15:06

The government-sponsored Shanghai Industrial Technology Research Institute (SITRI) has its 8-inch wafer fab targeted specifically at the manufacture of MEMS parts with volume production slated for the second quarter of 2017.

iPhone 7 materials costs higher than previous versions, IHS says

Sep 21, 14:47

The bill of materials (BOM) for an iPhone 7 equipped with 32GB of NAND flash memory carries US$219.80 in bill of materials costs, according to a preliminary estimate from IHS Markit.

Cadence delivers tools for implementation and signoff of new ARM Cortex-R52 CPU

Sep 21, 11:00

Cadence Design Systems has announced the availability of a Cadence Rapid Adoption Kit (RAK) for the new ARM Cortex-R52 CPU, which targets complex embedded designs for safety applications in markets including automotive, medical and industrial.

China-based GigaDevice reportedly buys plant from Memoright

Sep 20, 15:08

Beijing-based GigaDevice Semiconductor has reportedly taken over a Memoright plant located in Wuhan, which could pave the way for the China-based NOR flash vendor to step into the SSD and embedded storage field.

Asia-Pacific to top 2016 regional IC sales in major system categories, says IC Insights

Sep 20, 11:14

Asia-Pacific's grip as the dominant market for IC sales is forecast to strengthen in 2016 with the region expected to account for 61% of the US$282.0 billion IC market, according to IC Insights. The forecast calls for another small gain in total IC marketshare in 2016 after Asia-Pacific held 57.7%...

BOE reportedly sets up new R&D team for bio-sensors

Sep 20, 01:00

China-based BOE has teamed up at least 100 engineers engaged in R&D for bio-sensors, according to industry sources. A business unit has also been set up under BOE to focus on related sensor products.

WPG 3Q16 revenues to rise up to 10%, says report

Stockwatch - Sep 20, 00:39

IC distributor WPG is expected to post revenue growth of up to 10% sequentially in the third quarter of 2016, a recent Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) report quoted market watchers as saying.

US fab-tool book-to-bill ratio stays above parity, says SEMI

Sep 19, 14:55

North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted a book-to-bill ratio of 1.03 in August 2016, having been above parity for nine months in a row, according to the latest data compiled by SEMI.

Sprint intros MediaTek-powered smartphone

Sep 19, 14:36

Sprint has introduced the LG X Power, which features the MediaTek Helio P10-series chipset. The device is the first MediaTek-powered smartphone available from Sprint breaking new ground for MediaTek in the US market.

Global 2Q16 semiconductor equipment billings increase 26%, says SEMI

Sep 14, 14:57

Worldwide semiconductor manufacturing equipment billings reached US$10.5 billion in the second quarter of 2016, according to SEMI. The billings figure was 26% higher than the prior quarter, and 11% above the level a year ago.

Chip orders for iPhone 7 higher-than-expected

Sep 14, 11:09

Chip orders for the iPhone 7 placed thus far for 2016 are higher than previously estimated, according to industry sources.

ASMedia sees revenues hit record high in August

Newswatch - Sep 13, 15:32

USB 3.0 chip controller design-house ASMedia Technology saw its consolidated revenues expand 47.8% on month and 40.8% on year to a record high of NT$208 million (US$6.566 million) in August.

Taiwan fingerprint sensor suppliers set to post strong 3Q16

Sep 13, 11:05

Taiwan-based fingerprint sensor suppliers including Egis Technology (Egistec), Elan Microelectronics and FocalTech Systems are set to post brisk sales for the third quarter of 2016 buoyed by strong demand for smartphones, according to market observers.

Growing adoption of fingerprint sensors among Android smartphones is driving the IC designers sale

ALi completes share repurchase

Stockwatch - Sep 13, 11:02

Set-top box (STB) solution provider ALi has repurchased about NT$53.28 million (US$1.68 million) worth, or 3.1 million units, of its common shares from the open market, according to a filing with the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE). Average price per share was NT$17.19.

Himax, Nuviz team up for HUD products

Sep 13, 11:00

Taiwan-based fabless IC firm Himax Technologies has announced it is partnering with Nuviz to develop head-up display (HUD) products.

Nvidia sees tight graphics card supply; to release GTX 1050 in late September

Sep 9, 15:27

Nvidia's Pascal-based GeForce GTX 1080, 1070 and 1060 graphics cards are seeing strong demand from the market and therefore are currently in tight supply. To further expand into the market, Nvidia is planning to release its mid-range GTX 1050 graphics card at the end of September at the earliest.

WPG August revenues reach 8-month high

Stockwatch - Sep 9, 14:59

IC distributor WPG has announced consolidated revenues of NT$46.99 billion (US$1.5 billion) for August 2016, up 7.2% sequentially and hitting the highest levels since December 2015.

Apple pulls in chip orders for new Apple Watch, say sources

Sep 9, 11:47

Apple has increased chip and component orders for its new Apple Watch Series 2 products with monthly shipment volumes for August and September both surpassing two million units, according to sources from the supply chain in Taiwan.

On-Bright, Sitronix post record August revenues

Sep 9, 10:55

LCD driver IC supplier Sitronix Technology has reported record consolidated revenues of NT$981 million (US$31.4 million) for August 2016, while analog IC firm On-Bright Electronics' August revenues hit a record high for the fourth consecutive month.

IC Insights cuts IoT semiconductor market forecast

Sep 9, 10:54

IC Insights has trimmed back its semiconductor forecast for Internet of Things system functions over the next four years by about US$1.9 billion, mostly because of lower sales projections for connected cities applications (such as smart electric meters and infrastructure), according to the market research...

MagnaChip begins volume production for Himax PWM ICs

Sep 9, 10:52

MagnaChip Semiconductor has begun volume production for power management chips designed by Himax Technologies using MagnaChip's specialty 0.18-micron BCD process, according to the Korea-based analog and mixed-signal IC foundry specialist.

Globalfoundries unveils 12nm FD-SOI process

Sep 9, 10:51

Globalfoundries has unveiled a new 12nm FD-SOI semiconductor technology. Building on the success of its 22FDX offering, the company's next-generation 12FDXplatform is designed for a broad range of applications from mobile computing and 5G connectivity to artificial intelligence and autonomous vehicl...

Global semiconductor sales rebound in July, says SIA

Sep 9, 10:49

The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) has announced worldwide sales of semiconductors reached US$27.1 billion for the month of July 2016, an increase of 2.6% compared to the previous month's total of US$26.4 billion.

MediaTek posts record August revenues

Sep 8, 10:54

Mobile SoC specialist MediaTek has reported consolidated revenues of NT$25.87 billion (US$827.9 million) for August 2016, up 4.2% sequentially and 36.1% on year. The monthly results were also a record high.

Novatek sees revenues up on month in August

Newswatch - Sep 7, 15:37

LCD driver IC vendor Novatek Microelectronics has reported revenues of NT$4.094 billion (US$131.49 million) for August, up 7.3% on month but down 7.33% on year.

BMC chip provider Aspeed reports record revenues for August

Newswatch - Sep 7, 14:22

Baseboard management controller (BMC) chipset provider Aspeed Technology saw its revenues grow 15.4% on month and 41% on year to a record high of NT$132 million (US$4.21 million) in August.

IC testing device provider CHPT reports increased sales for August

Newswatch - Sep 7, 12:34

IC testing solution provider Chunghwa Precision Test Technology (CHPT) has reported revenues of NT$256.14 million (US$8.226 million) for August, up 5.44% on month and 53.99% on year. The August revenues were also the company's highest monthly figures.

Elan August revenues hit 26-month high

Sep 6, 15:06

Taiwan-based Elan Microelectronics saw its August revenues climb to the highest since May 2014, buoyed by rising shipments of touchscreen controllers and fingerprint sensors.

Phison posts record August revenues

Stockwatch - Sep 6, 14:49

Taiwan-based Phison Electronics, which supplies controller solutions for memory devices, has reported record consolidated revenues of NT$4.45 billion (US$141.8 million) for August 2016.

MediaTek rumored to receive RFQ for wireless charging chip from Apple, says paper

Newswatch - Sep 5, 16:02

Apple reportedly has issued a request for quotation (RFQ) to MediaTek recently for wireless charging chips for an iPhone case, according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) report citing sources from the related upstream supply chain.

Realtek posts revenue growth in August

Sep 5, 14:19

Networking IC design company Realtek Semiconductor has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.46 billion (US$109.83 million) for August 2016, up 9.2% sequentially and 34.7% on year.

Memory-IC design house AP Memory launches tender offer for rival Zentel

Sep 5, 10:55

Taiwan-based mobile-DRAM design specialist AP Memory Technology has announced plans to acquire 50-100% of local rival Zentel Electronics, which is focused more on specialty DRAM products for consumer electronics, networking devices and PC peripherals.

ALi partnering with Wyplay to obtain Skyworth orders

Sep 5, 10:52

Set-top box (STB) solution provider ALi has announced it is partnering with France-based Wyplay, a software solutions company for TV operators, to provide Wyplay's Frog Turnkey solution pre-integrated on ALi's STB SoC. The pair has obtained orders from Skyworth Digital.

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