Sonix 2Q16 revenues to rise 50-60%, says report
Jun 23, 21:09
Consumer IC design house Sonix Technology is expected to see its second-quarter revenues increase 50-60% sequentially, a report by Taiwan's Central News Agency (CNA) quoted market watchers as saying.
UMC announces investment in China firm
Jun 22, 16:20
Pure-play foundry United Microelectronics (UMC) plans to invest up to US$50 million in China-based Wise Road Capital through a wholly-owned subsidiary Sino Paragon, according to a company filing with the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE).
MediaTek to unveil 5G solution as early as 2018
Jun 22, 14:45
MediaTek is looking to debut the first generation of its 5G chip solutions as early as 2018. The Taiwan-based IC design house has expanded an R&D team engaged in the development of 5G solutions to more than 100 people, according to sources familiar with the matter.
SMIC announces mass production for Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 chips in Beijing
Jun 22, 14:24
Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) has announced that Qualcomm's Snapdragon 425 processor and MDM9x07 have passed customer qualification and begun mass production at its majority owned joint venture fab in Beijing. The successful production of 28nm Snapdragon products in Beijing represents...
Alcor Micro announces stock buyback
Jun 22, 12:10
USB controller designer Alcor Micro has announced plans to buy back a portion of its common shares from the Taiwan stock market. The move is aimed at protecting corporate value and the interests of shareholders, the company said.
IC suppliers landing short lead-time orders for Type-C solutions
Jun 21, 22:11
Taiwan-based IC suppliers have been receiving more short lead-time orders for USB Type-C solutions from notebook vendors and ODMs recently, indicating that the Type-C interface is likely to become mainstream in products in the second half of 2016, according to industry sources.
Himax provides Quad HD display driver IC for Tango-enabled AR smartphone
Jun 21, 11:12
Himax Technologies has announced its HX8396-A display driver IC has secured the design win in the world's first augmented reality (AR) smartphone, Lenovo Phab 2 Pro. The Phab 2 Pro is built on Google's Project Tango platform, a new technology that enables location-specific content for AR gaming and...
Elan expects 2Q16 sales to increase 7-11%
Jun 20, 11:37
Elan Microelectronics expects its second-quarter revenues to register a 7-11% sequential increase, thanks to growing shipments of touchscreen controllers for notebooks.
Analog IC suppliers to see better sales in 2H16
Jun 16, 12:08
Taiwan-based analog IC-design houses are expected to see their sales performance gain a boost in the second half of 2016 thanks to demand for high-efficiency power management (PWM) ICs for fast-charging and USB Type-C interface applications, according to industry sources.
SMIC, Synopsys deliver 28nm HKMG low-power reference flow
Jun 13, 11:03
Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) and Synopsys have announced immediate availability of their joint 28nm RTL-to-GDSII reference design flow. Developed through deep engineering collaboration between Synopsys and SMIC on the 28nm High-K Metal Gate (HKMG) process technology, the flow is...
WPG Holdings sees May revenues rise
Stockwatch - Jun 8, 16:19
WPG Holdings has reported consolidated revenues of NT$45.233 billion (US$1.4 billion) for May 2016, representing a 4.75% increase on month and 9.07% increase on year.
Elan Microelectronics sees revenues rise in May
Stockwatch - Jun 8, 15:24
Elan Microelectronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$517 million (US$16.06 million) for May 2016, representing a 5.05% increase on month and 6.64% increase on year.
Realtek revenues rise in May
Stockwatch - Jun 8, 15:07
Realtek Semiconductor has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.325 billion (US$103.21 million) for May 2016, representing a 4.35% drop on month and 40.28% increase on year.
Global semiconductor sales decrease in April, says SIA
Jun 8, 14:01
The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) has announced worldwide sales of semiconductors reached US$25.8 billion for the month of April 2016, a decrease of 1.0% from last month's total of US$26.1 billion and 6.2% lower than the April 2015 total of US$27.6 billion. Additionally, a new WSTS industry...
TSMC chairman optimistic about ASE-SPIL merger
Jun 7, 22:06
Morris Chang, founder and chairman of pure-play foundry Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), said at a recent company event that he is happy to see the merger deal reached between Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) and Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL).
Winbond, Macronix May revenues rise on year
Jun 7, 20:55
Non-PC memory chipmakers Winbond Electronics and Macronix International have reported on-year increases in consolidated revenues for May 2016 of 12.2% and 9.4%, respectively.
MediaTek reportedly lobbying officials for a closer tie with China firm
Jun 7, 11:56
MediaTek has been lobbying officials at Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) for approval of its recently-announced cooperation with NavInfo including plans to set up a joint venture with the China-based digital mapping service provider, as well as to lift a ban on China's investment in Taiwan's...
MediaTek chip shortage to ease in 3Q16
Jun 7, 11:45
The ongoing tight supply of MediaTek's major 4-in-1 connectivity chip series for use in entry-level and mid-range smartphone solutions is expected to ease completely in the third quarter of 2016, according to industry sources.
MediaTek stepping up development for auto electronics, VR
Jun 3, 10:11
MediaTek's R&D teams have started to work with Europe-based car vendors and worldwide handset firms on the development of the company's product lines targeted at automotive electronics and virtual reality (VR) applications, according to industry sources.
Industrial semiconductor revenues increase in 2015, IHS says
Jun 1, 20:04
Industrial semiconductor revenues rose slightly in 2015 despite weakness in the overall semiconductor industry and, in particular, economic headwinds in China, which is a major global consumer of industrial chips. On-year global industrial semiconductor revenues rose less than 1% in 2015 to reach US$41.9...
Long-term strategy pays off as TI maintains analog leadership, says IC Insights
Jun 1, 13:06
Texas Instruments (TI) was again the leading supplier of analog devices in 2015 with US$8.3 billion in sales, with an about 18% market share, according to IC Insights. TI's analog sales slightly surpassed the combined revenues of the next three-largest analog suppliers, and represented 69% of its total...
Everyone wants in on virtual reality opportunity
Jun 1, 11:04
If the IT industry has not quite entered the era of virtual reality (VR), most key players at Computex Taipei 2016 are trying to expedite the process. Major technology launches on the first day of Asia's largest tradeshow touched on how VR will be enabled in the upcoming years. ARM staked out the mobile...
Computex 2016: ARM announces new mobile chips for VR-ready devices
May 31, 12:03
ARM has announced the Cortex-A73 processor and Mali-G71 graphics processor, which offer sustained performance and efficiency gains for flagship mobile devices with enhanced contextual and visual capabilities. Devices powered by the latest ARM mobile chips are set for launch in 2017.
Computex looks to take on new identity
May 31, 08:51
This year's Computex Taipei 2016 will mark a turning point for Asia's biggest tradeshow, as Taiwan begins asserting itself as being not only the center of the global ICT supply chain but also as a key partner for building the global technology ecosystem and driving innovation. This new positioning...
Powering the cloud: Intel embraces new identity
May 30, 22:09
The next wave of computing is now beginning to define the IT industry, where the boundaries of computing are expanding as billions of smart and connected devices, new data-rich services and cloud apps fueled by the Internet of Things (IoT) increasingly bring new experiences to our lives. Aligning itself...
MediaTek intros Pump Express 3.0 fast charging technology
May 30, 21:30
MediaTek has developed Pump Express 3.0 to charge a smartphone battery from zero to 70% in just 20 minutes. That's almost twice as fast as competing solutions currently on the market and five times faster than conventional charging, the company claimed.
Macroblock seeing strong LED driver IC orders in 2Q16
May 30, 10:13
LED driver IC supplier Macroblock is seeing strong orders from its display customers, and has asked for more capacity from its contract suppliers, according to industry sources. Branded display vendors and module makers have been actively placing orders with Macroblock since the second quarter, said...