Digitimes Research: China mobile AP shipments to growth over 18% in 2H16
Aug 29, 21:29
Shipment of mobile application processors for smartphones and tablets in the China market are expected to grow 18.6% in the second half of 2016 from those shipped in the first half of the year due to seasonal demand and inventory build-ups for the first quarter of 2017, according to Digitimes Resear...
Richwave to see revenues up over 10% in 3Q16, says paper
Newswatch - Aug 29, 14:52
RF component specialist Richwave Technology is expected to see its revenues reach NT$580 million (US$18.29 million) in the third quarter of 2016 compared to NT$523 million recorded in the previous quarter, according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) report.
Industry supply chain eyeing huge mobile-SoC market potential
Aug 26, 13:56
With more system vendors engaged in the development of mobile SoC solutions in-house, the market for mobile chips is set to expand a further US$10 billion, according to industry sources. IC foundries, and EDA and IC design service companies are all eyeing this additional market size.
Nvidia unveils Tegra Parker mobile SoC
Newswatch - Aug 24, 15:28
Nvidia has unveiled its newest mobile processor, the Tegra Parker, which is suited for automotive applications like self-driving cars and digital cockpits.
US fab-tool book-to-bill ratio rises, says SEMI
Aug 24, 13:50
North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted a book-to-bill ratio of 1.15 in July 2016, having been above parity for eight months in a row, according to the latest data compiled by SEMI.
Hua Hong ships 1.2 billion MCUs in 1H16
Aug 23, 11:31
Hua Hong Semiconductor, a China-based pure-play 200mm (8-inch) foundry, has announced shipments for microcontrollers (MCU) climbed 50% from a year earlier to 1.2 billion chips in the first half of 2016. The shipment results were also a historical record.
GaN device supply chain remains robust, says Strategy Analytics
Aug 23, 11:18
Even with the well-publicized consolidation of RF Micro Devices (RFMD) and TriQuint Semiconductor, Infineon's acquisition of International Rectifier (IR) and most-recently Wolfspeed, and NXP Semiconductors' acquisition of Freescale Semiconductor, the gallium nitride (GaN) device supply chain is growing...
PWM IC specialist Anpec 3Q16 sales to rise 5-10%, says report
Aug 22, 14:40
Taiwan-based Anpec Electronics, an IC design house specializing in power management chips (PWM IC), is expected to post revenue growth of 5-10% sequentially in the third quarter of 2016 buoyed by a pick-up in demand for handsets and PCs, according to a report by Taiwan's Central News Agency (CNA...
ASMedia expects operations to peak in 4Q16
Aug 19, 14:10
USB 3.0 chip controller design house ASMedia Technology expects operations to peak in the fourth quarter of 2016 as Intel has launched Kaby Lake-architecture processors and AMD will soon launch its Zen architecture, according to the company. ASMedia posted consolidated revenues of NT$792 million (US$24.6...
Analog IC vendor Silergy sees revenues up on year in July
Newswatch - Aug 18, 14:54
Analog IC design house Silergy has reported revenues of NT$606.34 million (US$19.31 million) for July, down 0.24% on month but up 59.52% on year. Accumulated 2016 revenues through July totaled NT$3.723 billion, increasing 46.9% from a year earlier.
Phison to merge subsidiaries
Stockwatch - Aug 17, 22:14
Taiwan-based Phison Electronics has disclosed plans to consolidate the company's resources by merging with two offshore subsidiaries, which have been embroiled in a US$40 million accounting fraud.
ARM, Intel team up for 10nm
Aug 17, 20:13
At the Intel Developer Forum on August 16, Intel announced its 10nm design platform for foundry customers will now offer access to ARM Artisan physical IP, including POP IP, based on the most-advanced ARM cores and Cortex-series processors.
Micron, Silicon Motion team up for UFS solutions
Aug 17, 11:07
Micron Technology is working with its controller partner Silicon Motion Technology to develop controller solutions for Universal Flash Storage (UFS) chips, according to industry sources. The pair is already partnering for SSD controller solutions.
Taiwan firms enter supply chain for 2017 iPhone
Aug 16, 20:12
In addition to Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), Chipbond Technology and MJC Probe (MPI) have entered the supply chain for Apple's 2017 iPhone series, according to industry sources.
IC distributor Supreme sees profits up significantly in 1H16
Newswatch - Aug 16, 15:46
Semiconductor products distributor Supreme Electronics has reported net profits of NT$383 million (US$12.21 million) for the second quarter of 2016, up 165.7% on quarter and 180.1% on year. The earnings translated into an EPS of NT$1.24 for the quarter.
ALi loss widens in 2Q16
Aug 16, 11:07
IC design house ALi, which specializes in set-top box (STB) chipset solutions, saw its loss expand to NT$93 million (US$3 million) in the second quarter from NT$26 million in the first quarter.
Analog IC vendor GMT sees profits, gross margin down in 2Q16
Newswatch - Aug 12, 14:27
Analog and mixed signal IC vendor Global Mixed-mode Technology (GMT) saw its net profits decline 4.5% sequentially to NT$82.64 million (US$2.64 million) in the second quarter of 2016, during which gross margin dropped 2.52pp on quarter to 33.39%. EPS for the quarter stood at NT$0.96.
Phison posts NT$9.58 EPS for 1H16
Aug 12, 09:59
Memory device controller supplier Phison Electronics has reported net profits of NT$1.88 billion (US$60.2 million) for the first half of 2016. EPS for the six-month period reached NT$9.58, up 4.7% from a year earlier.
Sigurd sees earnings up 65.8% on year in 2Q16
Newswatch - Aug 11, 13:55
IC backend service company Sigurd Microelectronics saw its net profits grow 65.8% on year to NT$199 million (US$6.42 million) in the second quarter of 2016. EPS stood at NT$0.55 for the April-June quarter.
IC design house FocalTech sees revenues up in July
Newswatch - Aug 11, 10:48
IC design house FocalTech Systems has announced revenues of NT$1.102 billion (US$35.53 million) for July, up 3.5% on month and 20.4% on year. For the first seven months, revenues totaled NT$6.37 billion, decreasing 2.69% from a year earlier.
WPG July revenues down, WT Micro up
Stockwatch - Aug 11, 10:17
WPG saw its July revenues decrease 4.4% compared to June while fellow IC distributor WT Microelectronics' revenues increased 7.6% month.
Elan looks to up to 22% revenue growth in 3Q16
Aug 11, 10:15
Elan Microelectronics expects its third-quarter revenues to register a 16-22% sequential increase, driven by continued growth in shipments of touchscreen controllers and rising fingerprint sensor shipments.
Realtek looks to brisk sales in 3Q16
Stockwatch - Aug 8, 15:45
Realtek Semiconductor expects its sales to remain strong in the third quarter of 2016 due to steady orders for PC-use, Wi-Fi, STB chips and TV controller ICs, according to the company.
Novatek looks to 2-6% revenue growth in 3Q16
Aug 5, 16:15
LCD driver IC firm Novatek Microelectronic expects to post revenues of between NT$11.7 billion (US$371.4 million) and NT$12.1 billion for the third quarter of 2016 representing sequential growth of 2-6%.
Global Unichip 2Q16 profits fall
Aug 5, 10:46
Falling revenues dragged down profitability at IC design services provider Global Unichip in the second quarter of 2016.
Faraday expects 3Q16 revenues to fall
Aug 5, 10:42
Faraday Technology, a fabless ASIC/SoC and silicon IP provider, expects to post a revenue decline of 14-18% sequentially in the third quarter of 2016. The company attributed its pessimistic outlook to inventory correction at clients, as well as a seasonal slowdown in orders for 40nm chips.
Analog IC vendor On-Bright posts high EPS for 2Q16
Stockwatch - Aug 5, 10:35
Analog IC vendor On-Bright Electronics has reported net profits of NT$226 million (US$7.13 million) for the second quarter of 2016, increasing 142% from the previous quarter. Second-quarter EPS stood at NT$5.17.