Sensor hubs make big gains while enabling the future of sensing, says IHS
Apr 18, 11:26
Sensor hubs that offload tasks from power-hungry application processors and let mobile devices like smartphones and tablets run longer on a single battery charge are reaping gains thanks to the global MEMS market, with shipment growth during 2014 in triple-digit territory, according to IHS.
Micron, MediaTek likely to invest in Kingston Solutions
Apr 14, 22:02
Micron Technology and MediaTek both reportedly plan to contribute equity investments in eMMC-interface NAND device supplier Kingston Solutions (KSI), a joint venture between Kingston, Toshiba and Phison Electronics.
Transcend March revenues up on month but down on year
Apr 14, 16:09
Memory module maker Transcend Information has reported revenues of NT$2.32 billion (US$77.24 million) for March, up 13.6% sequentially but down 11.7% on year. For the first quarter of 2014, revenues totaled NT$6.8 billion, edging up 1.4% sequentially but decreasing 3.6% on year.
Inotera March revenues meet market expectations
Apr 10, 21:27
DRAM chipmaker Inotera Memories has reported revenues of NT$6.62 billion (US$220.40 million) for March, up 9.9% on month, which met market expectations for a 10% sequential growth.
Worldwide semiconductor revenues grew 5% in 2013, says Gartner
Apr 7, 14:27
Total worldwide semiconductor revenues reached US$315 billion in 2013, up 5% from 2012, according to Gartner. The combined revenues of the top 25 semiconductor vendors increased 6.9% during 2013. This was a better performance than the rest of the market, whose revenue growth was 0.9%, and was due,...
Winbond to further increase capex for 2014
Newswatch - Mar 31, 11:58
Winbond Electronics plans to increase its capex for 2014 to NT$10.48 billion (US$343.91 million) from NT$8.6 billion projected earlier in the year, according to the company, which specializes in the manufacture of niche-market DRAM and NOR flash memory.
O-S-D market to pull out of 2-year slump in 2014, says IC Insights
Mar 27, 15:21
For the second year in a row, market growth in optoelectronics, sensors and actuator devices, and discrete semiconductors (O-S-D) was crippled in 2013 by economic uncertainty, price erosion, inventory corrections, and pockets of excess production capacity, which resulted in a 1% increase in combined...
Apacer to ramp SSD sales to Europe
Mar 27, 14:32
Having posted record high revenues of NT$9.84 billion (US$322.15 million) in 2013, memory module maker Apacer Technology will aim to boost its sales of embedded, industrial, consumer and overclocked SSDs to Europe to sustain growth, according to the company.
SSD penetration rate bound to rise in 2014
Mar 26, 16:03
The recent roll-outs of new SSDs by Kingston Technology and Memoright will help ramp up the penetration rate of SSDs in the data storage device segment, according to industry sources.
IC market for personal computing systems to jump 6% in 2014, says IC Insights
Mar 25, 14:16
Following three consecutive years of declines, the IC market for total personal computing systems is forecast to increase 6% to US$77.7 billion in 2014 and climb another 6% in 2015 to US$82.1 billion, which will be just shy of the record-high US$82.3 billion set in 2010, according to IC Insights. A...
Capex of global semiconductor industry to reach US$62 billion in 2014
Mar 24, 22:33
Capex of the global semiconductor industry is expected to top US$62.2 billion in 2014 as increasing popularity of mobile devices has stirred demand for IC parts built by advanced processes nodes, according to an industry estimate. The industry's capex hit a historical high of US$65 billion in 2011.
Micron introduces next-generation SSD
Mar 21, 15:19
Micron Technology has announced a new personal storage class solid state drive (SSD), the M550, which is designed to meet the increasingly demanding needs of high-performance computing, ultra-thin and media/video applications, according to the company.
Transcend 2013 net profits hit 4-year high
Mar 20, 14:37
Memory module maker Transcend Information saw its net profit grow 8.5% on year to a four-year high of NT$3.2 billion (US$105.14 million) in 2013, the highest in four years. The earnings translated into an EPS of NT$7.43 for the year.
Taiwan IC production value to grow 11.1% in 2014, say TSIA and IEK
Mar 18, 11:20
Taiwan's IC sector, consisting of designers, manufacturers, packaging and testing houses, generated production value of NT$1,888.6 billion (US$63.3 billion) in 2013, increasing 15.6% on year, and it will generate NT$2,098.1 billion in 2014, rising 11.1%, according to Taiwan Semiconductor Industry Association...
Nanya Technology to reduce capital by 90%
Mar 17, 11:03
Nanya Technology plans to cut its paid-in capital by 90% to NT$23.96 billion (US$789.85 million). The plan is subject to approval by its shareholders, who will meet to discuss the matter June 6.
Adata to deliver dividend of NT$7.07 for 2013
Newswatch - Mar 11, 15:00
Memory module maker Adata Technology has reported that its net profits grew 210% to NT$1.99 billion (US$65.67 million) in 2013. The earnings translated into an EPS of NT$9.08 for the year.
Winbond February sales rise 17%
Mar 6, 21:54
Winbond Electronics, which specializes in the manufacture of niche-market DRAM and NOR flash memory, has reported consolidated sales for February 2014 increased 17% from a year earlier to NT$2.82 billion (US$93 million).
OSE denies rumor of acquisition by memory module maker
Stockwatch - Mar 6, 15:25
Packaging and testing firm Orient Semiconductor Electronics (OSE) has denied local media reports indicating that it will be acquired by a dedicated memory module vendor, according to a company filing with the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE).
PTI expands customer base in logic IC field
Mar 5, 21:55
Packaging and testing firm Powertech Technology (PTI) has reportedly secured orders from application processor and networking chip developers, such as Broadcom and China-based RDA Microelectronics, gradually expanding its customer base in the logic IC field.
Global chip sales rise 8.8% in January, says SIA
Mar 5, 13:46
Worldwide sales of semiconductors for January 2014 reached US$26.28 billion, an increase of 8.8% from a year ago when sales were US$24.15 billion, according to SIA. Compared to the US$26.65 billion posted in December 2013, January sales represented a 1.4% decrease reflecting normal seasonal trends.
PTI to pay Tessera US$196 million in patent lawsuit settlement
Stockwatch - Feb 27, 15:54
Packaging and testing firm Powertech Technology (PTI) has issued a company filing with the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE) disclosing it has settled a patent infringement dispute with Tessera. PTI will pay Tessera a total of US$196 million based on the settlement.
Toshiba, Canon team up for 15nm NAND flash, says report
Feb 27, 14:35
Toshiba, the world's second-largest maker of NAND flash memory behind Samsung Electronics, will work with fab-tool maker Canon to develop 15nm NAND chips with volume production slated for 2015, according to a report in the Japanese-language Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun.
Intel remains top semiconductor R&D spender, says IC Insights
Feb 26, 11:21
IC Insights has released its 2013 ranking of semiconductor companies by R&D spending. Intel continued to top all other chip companies, accounting for 37% of the top-10 spending and 19% of total worldwide semiconductor R&D expenditures.
Walton looks to profit growth in 2014
Feb 20, 21:30
Walton Advanced Engineering, which provides packaging and testing services for memory chips, expects to report profit growth for 2014. The firm returned to profitability in 2013.
Taiwan science parks see 2013 total revenues up over 9%
Feb 20, 11:44
The government-run Hsinchu Science Park (HSP), Southern Taiwan Science Park (STSP) and Central Taiwan Science Park (CTSP) generated combined revenues of NT$2.188 trillion (US$73.41 billion) in 2013, growing 9.15% on year, according to the National Science Council (NSC).
Samsung ramping up 25nm production for DRAM
Feb 13, 22:09
Samsung Electronics is ramping up production of DRAM memory using 25nm process technology, posing a threat to Micron Technology and SK Hynix, according to industry observers.
Nanya to downsize capital by 80-90%, say sources
Feb 13, 22:03
Taiwan-based DRAM maker Nanya Technology will reduce its paid-in capital by 80-90%, according to industry sources. The move is to unload the company's accumulated losses during the 2007-2012 period.
Transcend January sales rise 15%
Feb 11, 11:08
Consolidated revenues at memory module manufacturer Transcend Information increased 15.1% sequentially to NT$2.44 billion (US$80.5 million) in January 2014, buoyed by brisk shipments of solid-state drives (SSD) as well as industrial memory products.