MediaTek revenues hit all time high in February
Newswatch - Mar 7, 13:48
MediaTek saw its revenues soar 22.5% on month and 158.2% on year to a record high of NT$15.73 billion (US$519.62 million) in February. For the first two months of 2014, revenues amounted to NT$28.58 billion, increasing 96.5% from a year earlier.
MediaTek expected to speed up development of feature chips
Mar 5, 12:39
MediaTek is expected to ramp up investments to develop peripheral chips to enrich smartphones such as wireless charging, NFC, and fingerprint recognition which in return will jack up the price/performance ratio for smartphones, according to industry sources.
Digitimes Research: Qualcomm to meet strong challenge from MediaTek in 2H14
Mar 3, 14:23
MediaTek and Qualcomm both unveiled their product roadmaps for the second half of 2014 at the recently concluded Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2014. In addition to the previously released ARM Cortex-A17-based octo-core MT6595, MediaTek added Cortex-A53-based,quad-core MT6732 to its portfolio. Qualcomm...
MWC 2014: Qualcomm optimistic about 4G smartphone market
Feb 27, 11:41
The release of 4G TD-LTE licenses by the China government at the end of 2013 triggered the competition in the 4G smartphone segment, and 4G models with a price tag of CNY1,000 (US$163) are likely to hit the market soon, according to Alex Katouzian, senior vice president of product management at Qual...
China market: TD-LTE chip market to expand robustly starting 2Q14
Feb 26, 21:54
The TD-LTE chip market in China is expected to grow robustly starting the second quarter of 2014 as chipset vendors including Qualcomm, MediaTek, Marvell Technology, Broadcom, Intel, Nvidia and Tsinghua Unigroup are expected to launch an array of new TD-LTE chips, according to industry sources.
Casetek to expand chassis capacity in China
Feb 26, 11:35
Taiwan-based metal-alloy chassis maker Casetek Holdings has revealed it will invest NT$2-3 billion (US$65.9-98.8 million) to expand production capacity at its factory in eastern China in 2014.
More chipset vendors to step into 8-core CPU segment
Feb 25, 21:33
Chipset suppliers including Nvidia, Broadcom and Marvell Technology are likely to step into development of 8-core smartphone solutions following Qualcomm's announced plans to begin sampling its 64-bit 8-core chip, the Snapdragon 615, in the third quarter of 2014, according to industry watchers.
TSMC remains key foundry partner for 28nm chips, says MediaTek
Feb 25, 16:05
In response to recent market speculation indicating that MediaTek is shifting some of its 28nm chip orders to Globalfoundries and United Microelectronics (UMC), MediaTek president Hsieh Ching-chiang indicated that Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) remains the company's major foundry...
Is a US$25 smartphone possible?
Feb 25, 15:31
Mobile World Congress (MWC) kicked off with a bang, with Mozilla announcing a US$25 smartphone built around a turnkey solution that features silicon from China-based Spreadtrum and software from Firefox.
MWC 2014: One market focus will be Atom and LTE combo for Intel
Feb 24, 22:01
At an Intel news conference for Mobile World Congress (MWC), Intel president Renee James introduced two Intel Atom processors, an LTE-Advanced communications platform, and announced multiyear agreements with Lenovo, Asustek Computer and Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) to expand the...
Gingy to release new fingerprint sensors in 2Q14
Feb 24, 11:42
Gingy Technology, an associate company of Holtek Semiconductor, is expected to deliver samples of its third-generation optical fingerprint sensors to clients in the second quarter of 2014, according to industry sources.
Smartphone solution prices to drop in 2Q14
Feb 5, 22:00
Prices of 3G and 4G smartphone solutions are likely to drop significantly in the second quarter of 2014 as chipset vendors are expected to adopt more aggressive pricing strategies in order to gain more orders, according to industry sources.
Kinsus posts 2013 EPS of NT$7.23
Jan 28, 15:58
IC substrate maker Kinsus Interconnect Technology has announced net profits for 2013 increased 15.2% to NT$3.22 billion (US$106 million). The earnings translated into a net EPS of NT$7.23.
MediaTek reports 2013 EPS of NT$20.51
Jan 27, 15:31
IC design house MediaTek has reported net profits of NT$27.49 billion (US$904.6 million) for 2013, up 76.8% on year, with consolidated sales rising 37.1% to NT$136.06 billion. EPS for the year came to NT$20.51.
MediaTek smartphone solution shipments to grow robustly in 2014
Jan 24, 11:35
Shipments of MediaTek's smartphone solutions are expected to grow at a robust pace in 2014, buoyed by efforts by China-based smartphone vendors to expand overseas sales, and growing global demand for entry-level and mid-range smartphones, according to industry sources.
TSMC mobile chip sales to grow more than 35% in 2014, says Morris Chang
Jan 17, 12:22
TSMC's revenues generated from the mobile device sector are expected to increase more than 35% in 2014, buoyed by the rising popularity of smartphones and tablets, and rising silicon content per device, said company chairman Morris Chang at a January 15 investors meeting.
Ilitek to strengthen offerings for smartphones
Jan 17, 11:37
LCD driver IC firm ILi Technology (Ilitek) is looking to enhance its offerings for smartphone panels in 2014. In addition to driver ICs for WVGA panels, Ilitek also aims to ramp up solutions for qHD, HD720 and Full HD panels, said the company.
Asia Tech Image steps into COB packaging of smartphone CCMs, says paper
Newswatch - Jan 17, 10:32
Contact image sensor (CIS) module supplier Asia Tech Image has extended operation to COB (chip on board) packaging of smartphone compact camera modules (CCMs) and will start shipments as soon as the end of second-quarter 2014, according to Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN)...
Microprocessor sales growth to strengthen slightly in 2014, says IC Insights
Jan 15, 11:10
A modest recovery in personal computers this year is expected to slightly strengthen overall sales growth in microprocessors (MPU), according to IC Insights. Total MPU sales are forecast to rise 9% to a record US$66.7 billion in 2014 compared to US$61 billion in 2013, when revenues grew 8%.
Zhen Ding replaces Unimicron as Taiwan largest PCB maker
Jan 10, 10:41
Zhen Ding Technology has announced consolidated revenues grew 15.8% to NT$64.25 billion (US$2.14 billion) in 2013, replacing fellow company Unimicron Technology as the largest PCB maker in Taiwan in terms of sales.
Intel reportedly places 28nm chip orders with TSMC, Globalfoundries and UMC
Jan 9, 20:10
Intel has contracted Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) to manufacture its forthcoming Atom mobile processor series codenamed SoFIA, and also placed orders for entry-level baseband chips with Globalfoundries and United Microelectronics (UMC), according to industry sources.