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Holtek 32-bit MCU shipments to rise significantly in 2Q17

4h 2min ago

MCU and consumer IC firm Holtek Semiconductor expects shipments of its 32-bit MCUs to rise significantly in the second half of 2017 thanks to strong demand for fingerprint identification...

MediaTek to transfer 28nm chip orders to UMC

10h 18min ago

MediaTek plans to transfer part of its 28nm mobile chip orders, including those for the Amazon Echo Dot, to United Microelectronics (UMC) from Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company...

MediaTek

NOR flash supply to remain tight in 2018, says Macronix president

Jul 24, 21:56

Supply of NOR flash memory is expected to remain tight in 2018, as demand will continue to outpace supply, according to Macronix International president CY Lu.

Macronix president CY Lu

Chip demand from non-Apple camp slows

Jul 24, 13:08

Chip suppliers engaged in Apple's supply chain started to see orders pick up in June. On the other hand, chip demand from the non-Apple camp has been slow, according to sources at...

STMicro extends lead time for 32-bit MCUs

Jul 20, 15:12

STMicroelectronics has extended delivery lead times for 32-bit MCUs due to strong demand, according to industry sources. The MCU vendor has also informed its customers that it plans...

Leading MCU suppliers have recently extended delivery lead times for 32-bit MCUs

Cultivation of RFID talent actively underway in China to support IoT

Jul 20, 14:18

Brand-new industries are emerging due to the application of IoT technologies, and theseare being given priority for development in China. Most major cities and provinces are stepping...

IDM model no longer viable for Japan semiconductor industry: Q&A with Socionext CEO Yasuo Nishiguchi

Jul 20, 11:39

Though still a global bellwether in many areas of semiconductor technologies, Japan's semiconductor industry is significantly losing ground in world markets, as most Japanese players,...

Yasuo Nishiguchi. right, chairman and CEO of Japan's IC designer Socionext

China market: Taiwan makers showcase automation equipment at Kunshan exhibition

Jul 19, 16:03

In view of large potential demand for automated production in China due to the government's China Make 2025 initiative, Taiwan-based industrial automation equipment, device and component...

Automation equipment expected to play a key role in China's smart manufacturing

Installed 8-inch fab capacity to rise through 2020, says SEMI

Jul 18, 22:06

Installed 8-inch (200mm) fab capacity has increased since 2009, and will reach close to 5.4 million wafers per month (wpm) by the end of 2017, according to SEMI. By 2020, 200mm capacity...

Taiwan firms urged to develop integrated chips for AI systems

Jul 18, 16:14

Taiwan should strive to become an exporter of AI (artificial intelligence) system products and to develop niche-type integrated smart system chips that could reach a production value...

Worldwide IT spending to grow 2.4% in 2017, says Gartner

Jul 17, 15:46

Worldwide IT spending is projected to total US$3.5 trillion in 2017, a 2.4% increase from 2016, according to Gartner. This growth rate is up from the previous quarter's forecast of...

Globalfoundries and VeriSilicon to enable single-chip solution for next-gen IoT networks

Jul 17, 14:03

Globalfoundries and VeriSilicon have announced a collaboration to deliver a single-chip IoT solution for next-generation Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) networks. Leveraging GF's 22FDX...

Integration of robots, IoT, AI needed to maximize smart production synergy, says industry expert

Jul 14, 14:08

Only through close integration of robots, Internet of Things (IoT) and artificial intelligence (AI) applications can the manufacturing sector manage to achieve maximum smart production...

A robot can be integrated with IoT and AI for use in daily life

Faraday unveils 28HPC USB 3.1 PHY and 40LP Type-C PHY with PD controller

Jul 14, 14:01

Faraday Technology, a Taiwan-based ASIC design service and IP provider, has announced the availability of its USB 3.1 PHY on UMC 28HPC process, as well as the silicon-verified USB...

Taiwan government urged not to sacrifice semiconductor to bolster AI development

Jul 12, 14:05

While actively moving to subsidize the development of AI (artificial intelligence) software by academic and research units, Taiwan's government must not recklessly cut resources meant...

Taiwan semiconductor industry can be great support in the AI development

MediaTek IoT chips expand presence in China bicycle-sharing market

Jul 12, 13:30

Specializing in smartphone SoC chips, MediaTek has been aggressively developing its highly-integrated SoC offerings for wearable and IoT applications. With its IoT solutions, MediaTek...

MediaTek IoT chips are making inroads in China bicycle-sharing market

Intel Purley expected to trigger replacement demand in enterprise market

Jul 11, 11:13

Intel is ready to announce its next-generation Purley server platform soon and related upstream supply chain players have already prepared to unveil their new cloud computing and...

server

Mitac to see dropping server demand and increasing sales for car IoT applications

Jul 10, 21:37

Mitac International is expected to see its datacenter shipments weaken in the second half of 2017 and its operation will turn to rely on sales from Internet of Things (IoT) products...

Mitac expects to see weak server orders in 2H17

Certification service firms IST, MA-tek post record June revenues

Jul 10, 21:18

Integrated Service Technology (IST) and Material Analysis Technology (MA-tek), two Taiwan-based certification service providers, both enjoyed record revenues in June thanks to strong...

MA-tek enjoyed impressive materials analysis demand from China

Top China telecom players stepping up NB-IoT deployments

Jul 10, 18:26

To cash in on the upcoming rapid development of global Internet of Things (IoT) applications, China's three telecom heavyweights are aggressively moving to promote IoT platforms and...

China telecom firms eyeing IoT market

Wireless charging demand promising: Q&A with Dialog CEO Jalal Bagherli

Jul 6, 11:58

As a global leader in providing rapid charging solutions, Dialog Semiconductor has demonstrated its prowess in power management for smartphones and other applications. But the market...

Dialog CEO Jalai Bagherli

Advantech to build maintenance center in Vietnam, says paper

Jul 5, 14:55

Taiwan-based industrial PC (IPC) maker Advantech has been aggressively expanding into markets including Vietnam and South Korea, according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily...

Samsung begins mass production at new fab

Jul 4, 20:36

Samsung Electronics announced its new semiconductor fabrication line in Pyeongtaek (South Korea) has begun mass production and shipping its first product to customers. The new facility...

Alliance formed to help Taiwan develop jet trainers

Jul 3, 15:05

Taiwan's state-run Aerospace Industrial Development Corp (AIDC) is implementing an indigenous advanced training aircraft manufacturing project assigned by the government, and a newly-formed...

ARM mbed scores growing IoT developer base in Asia-Pacific

Jul 3, 10:30

The number of Asia-Pacific IoT developers using the ARM mbed platform has grown significantly to exceed one-third of the platform’s global developer community of 250,000, prompting...

MediaTek unveils NB-IoT SoC, partnership with China Mobile

Jun 29, 15:04

MediaTek has unveiled its first narrow band Internet of Things (NB-IoT) system-on-chip (SoC), the MT2625, and announced a collaboration with China Mobile to build what the companies...

Strong RF chip demand to buoy supplier 2017 revenues

Jun 28, 15:46

Strong radio-frequency (RF) component demand will buoy sales at suppliers including Richwave Technology, Rafael Microelectronics and AMIC Communication (AMICCOM) in 2017, which are...

Winbond intros 1.2V, 1.5V NOR flash memories for IoT

Jun 28, 13:55

Winbond Electronics has announced an expansion of its flash product portfolio with the introduction of its lowest-voltage SpiFlash memories to date. At 1.2 and 1.5V, and in 8-pin...

New Winbond NOR flash for IoT

IST strikes deal with JFE-TEC to jointly provide automotive-use materials testing services in China

Jun 27, 16:04

Integrated Service Technology (IST), a Taiwan-based provider of electronics product verification and analysis services, has signed an MoU with Japan's JFE Techno Research (JFE-TEC),...

Intel extends lifecycle support for IoT platforms to strengthen supply chains

Jun 27, 16:02

Intel has decided to sharply extend lifecycle support for its whole series of Internet of Things (IoT) solutions platforms from seven years to 15 years, in a bid to regain the confidence...

Intel extending lifecycle support for its IoT solutions platforms

Taiwan Union Technology adopts Nexcom IoT solution

Jun 27, 12:11

Copper-clad laminate maker Taiwan Union Technology (TUT) has adopted an IoT (Internet of Things) solution developed by industrial PC maker Nexcom International for application to...

China economy, society to fully embrace 5G

Jun 26, 20:36

China will apply 5G mobile technologies in the construction of key infrastructures needed to fully digitalize its economy and society, ushering in a new era for the nation's development...

Taiwan market: FET to enhance IoT deployment

Jun 26, 20:18

Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET) will strengthen its deployment in the IoT segment to lay down the foundations for its next phase of sustained growth, leveraging the forthcoming...

FET president yvonne Li

Episil planning to raise epi-wafer prices

Jun 26, 13:56

Taiwan-based Episil, which makes silicon epitaxial wafers as well as providing foundry services at its 5- and 6-inch wafer fabs, plans to revise upward its epi-wafer prices to reflect...

Samsung mass producing Exynos-branded IoT solution

Jun 22, 22:13

Samsung Electronics has announced the start of mass production of its first Exynos-branded IoT solution, the Exynos i T200.

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    Winbond NOR flash for IoT

    Winbond Electronics has announced an expansion of its flash product portfolio with the introduction of its lowest-voltage SpiFlash memories to date. At 1.2 and 1.5V, and in 8-pin...

    Photo: Company, Jun 29.

  • Acer+Air+Monitor

    Acer Air Monitor

    Acer has recently announced its new air monitor designed to help people keep tabs on indoor air quality. The Acer Air Monitor allows real-time monitoring of key air quality indicators...

    Photo: Company, Mar 3.

  • Intel+Compute+Card

    Intel Compute Card

    Intel has announced a new modular compute platform called the Intel Compute Card along with a range of partners who will be working with Intel to help accelerate the ecosystem of...

    Photo: Company, Jan 10.

  • VIA+Artigo+A830+IoT+kiosk+solution

    VIA Artigo A830 IoT kiosk solution

    VIA Technologies has announced its latest kiosk solution, the VIA Artigo A830, featuring anti-static lightning and surge protection. With HDMI and LVDS touch panel dual screen support,...

    Photo: Company, Dec 5.

  • Samsung+14nm+Exynos+chips

    Samsung 14nm Exynos chips

    Samsung Electronics has begun mass production of Exynos 7 Quad 7570, the company's newest mobile application processor (AP) built on 14nm process technology for the budget smartphone...

    Photo: Company, Aug 31.

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