Realtek revenues decline in June
Stockwatch - Jul 6, 16:02
Realtek Semiconductor has reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.129 billion (US$68.83 million) for June 2015, representing a 10.18% drop on month and 19.54% drop on year.
Phison 1H15 EPS to exceed NT$9, says report
Stockwatch - Jul 6, 15:12
Taiwan-based Phison Electronics, a provider of NAND flash device controller ICs, is expected to see its earnings exceed NT$9 (US$0.30) per share in the first half of 2015, according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) report.
MediaTek declines to comment on merger rumors
Stockwatch - Jul 1, 20:02
MediaTek has posted a filing with the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE) stating it was not the source of a Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) report indicating the company is considering a merger with Nvidia. MediaTek added it does not comment on market rumors.
Samsung to ramp up shipments of OLED panels, DRAM and flash chips to channels
Jul 1, 11:50
Samsung Electronics may ramp up the supply of standard parts and components, including OLED panels, DRAM and flash chips at more competitive prices starting the third quarter as inventory levels of these products have piled up due to its tumbling share in the global smartphone market, according to...
Parade to ramp up shipments of USB Type-C switches
Newswatch - Jun 26, 16:06
Parade Technologies is currently shipping a USB Type-C port configuration switch in small volumes and will ramp up shipments starting the third quarter of 2015, the Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) quoted company chairman Jack Zhao as saying.
Broadcom expands strategic collaborations in China
Jun 26, 15:58
Broadcom has announced a series of MoU agreements with several China-based companies, including Hangzhou H3C Technologies, Inspur and StarTimes. The signing of these agreements reflects Broadcom's ongoing commitment to expand strategic relationships in Asia and drive further innovation in home entertainment...
Taiwan-based LCD driver IC vendors set on transition process
Jun 24, 12:25
A number of Taiwan-based LCD driver IC vendors have kicked off their transition plans amid the rising presence of rival companies in China and the emerging of TDDI (touch with display driver) technology, according to industry sources.
ARM, UMC team to tape out Cortex-A based 14nm FinFET chip
Jun 22, 16:17
United Microelectronics (UMC) has announced that it is collaborating with ARM to tape out a process qualification vehicle (PQV) test chip on the foundry's 14nm FinFET technology to help validate an ARM Cortex-A family core on the process node.
InnoDisk, Supermicro and Toshiba team up for SSD cloud storage
Jun 22, 11:32
Taiwan-based InnoDisk, which develops and manufactures industrial-class storage products, has disclosed the company is partnering with NAND flash chip vendor Toshiba and Super Micro Computer (Supermicro), a specialist in application-optimized servers, workstations, blades, storage and GPU systems,...
Macronix and Arrow Electronics announce global distribution partnership
Jun 17, 15:41
Arrow Electronics has been selected as a global distribution partner for Macronix International, a provider of non-volatile memory semiconductor solutions. The new agreement enables Arrow to bring leading NOR and NAND technology to its customers across the globe at the earliest stage of their design,...
IC suppliers expect orders to flow in August
Jun 17, 14:56
Downstream clients are expected to step up their pace of orders between the end of July and early August as they are about to complete inventory clearance and begin preparing for new product roll-outs, according to sources at IC suppliers.
MediaTek chairman urges government to actively support local chipmakers
Jun 15, 23:00
Mergers and acquisitions remain an effective strategy for chipmakers to be bigger to compete in the global marketplace, according to MediaTek chairman MK Tsai. For any chipmakers aiming for the global market, to enhance their worldwide competitiveness as timely and as efficiently as possible has become...
TSMC looks to expand presence in CMOS image sensor field
Jun 15, 22:54
TSMC has teamed up with China-based GalaxyCore in the entry-level and mid-range CMOS image sensor (CIS) market segments, while partnering with InVisage Technologies of the US to supply high-end CIS, according to industry sources. The foundry chipmaker has also obtained orders from Aptina Imaging and...
Himax, Etron developing chips for VR applications
Jun 15, 10:52
While most Taiwan-based IC design houses are cautious in developing chips for virtual reality (VR) applications, Himax Technologies and Etron Technology may step into the VR market ahead of their fellow companies, according to industry sources.
Parade to acquire Cypress TrueTouch Mobile business
Jun 12, 10:51
Parade Technologies and Cypress Semiconductor have entered into a definitive agreement under which Parade will acquire Cypress's TrueTouch Mobile touchscreen business for an aggregate acquisition price of US$100 million in cash, according to the companies.
Global 2015 semiconductor market less favorable, says VIS executive
Jun 11, 22:02
Handset makers are still working through some inventory issues while the IoT market boom has not yet arrived, said FC Tseng, vice chairman for specialty IC foundry Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS), during the company's recent shareholders meeting. 2015 will not be as good as 2014, Tseng in...
MediaTek partners with AMobile for IoT solutions
Jun 11, 15:57
In addition to cooperating with industrial PC players such as Advantech, MediaTek has also established a joint venture with AMobile, looking to create Internet of things (IoT) solutions with AMobile's experience in the supply chain and the end market.
Intel could also be TSMC customer, says Chang
Jun 9, 21:18
TSMC is dedicated to providing foundry services for logic IC providers worldwide, and mergers in the industry will have little impact on the foundry's operations, said company chairman Morris Chang in response to media queries on Altera's recent announcement of being acquired by Intel.
Imagination, TSMC collaborate on IoT IP platforms
Jun 9, 16:12
Imagination Technologies has announced the company will work with TSMC to develop a series of advanced IP subsystems for the Internet of Things (IoT) to accelerate time to market and simplify the design process for customers. These IP platforms bring together the breadth of Imagination's IP with TSMC's...
Cadence, TSMC collaborate on IoT IP subsystem
Jun 9, 11:20
Cadence Design Systems has announced that it is collaborating with TSMC on the development of an Internet of Things (IoT) IP subsystem demonstration platform for TSMC's ultra-low power (ULP) process. Targeting wearable, home automation, always-on and industrial control applications, the IP subsystem...
Three trends driving optoelectronics market growth through 2019
Jun 8, 22:02
Over the past 15 years, strong growth in optoelectronics has been fueled by several different product categories at different times. Laser transmitters for high-speed optical networks were a major growth driver before the "dot.com" implosion in 2001. Image sensors and lamp devices (primarily...
Elan reports decreased revenues for May
Stockwatch - Jun 8, 16:14
Elan Microelectronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$485 million (US$15.6 million) for May 2015, representing a 10.82% drop on month and 34.14% drop on year.
UMC promotes solutions for IoT in China
Jun 8, 15:24
United Microelectronics (UMC) recently held a technology forum in Shanghai, China, with the theme focused on the foundry's technology and manufacturing solutions for Internet of Things (IoT) applications.
Novatek reports decreased sales for May
Newswatch - Jun 8, 11:06
Novatek Microelectronics has reported revenues of NT$4.01 billion (US$129.13 million) for May, decreasing 5.73% on month and 10.78% on year.
Realtek reports decreased revenues for May
Stockwatch - Jun 5, 15:58
Fabless IC firm Realtek Semiconductor has reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.37 billion (US$76.8 million) for May 2015, down 10.5% sequentially and 13.2% from a year ago.
Cadence implementation and signoff tools certified on Intel 14nm Process
Jun 5, 15:09
Cadence Design Systems has announced that its implementation and signoff tools have achieved certification on the Intel 14nm process for customers of Intel Custom Foundry. Intel Custom Foundry utilized a PowerVR Series6 GPU from Imagination Technologies as part of the certification process.
MediaTek May revenues up 1.3% on-month
Stockwatch - Jun 5, 12:02
MediaTek has announced consolidated revenues of NT$15.31 billion (US$495.2 million) for May 2015, up 1.3% on month but down 20.7% on year.
ASMedia expects great 2H15 from USB 3.1 business
Jun 4, 22:00
Commenting on the USB 3.1 business, president of Taiwan-based connector chip design house ASMedia Chewei Lin pointed out that although Intel has delayed the launch of its next-generation processor platform to the third quarter, he expects USB 3.1's penetration to gradually increase with the next-generation...
Global semiconductor sales increase in April, says SIA
Jun 3, 15:35
Worldwide sales of semiconductors reached US$27.6 billion for the month of April 2015, 4.8% higher than the April 2014 total of US$26.3 billion but 0.4% lower than last month's total of US$27.7 billion, according to SIA. The Americas market posted double-digit growth compared to last year, leading...