Wednesday 3 July 2019
Ambiq Micro adopts TSMC 40ULP process in wireless SoC production
Ambiq Micro and TSMC have jointly announced that Ambiq's Apollo3 Blue wireless SoC, built on TSMC's 40nm ultra-low power (40ULP) process, has achieved world-leading power consumption...
Friday 29 March 2019
PC chip demand to stay sluggish through 2Q19
CPU shortages continued driving down global PC shipments in the first quarter of 2019 and even blurring order visibility for the second quarter. This, in turn, is seen to dim business...
Friday 22 March 2019
Lite-On Semi to enjoy double-digit revenue increase in 2Q19
Lite-On Semiconductor, a maker of discrete and analog IC components, is expected to see its second-quarter revenues register a double-digit sequential growth as it will soon kick...
Monday 14 January 2019
WPG, WT Micro post record 2018 revenues
IC distributors WPG and WT Microelectronics both saw their December revenues register double-digit sequential decreases, but their revenues for all of 2018 still hit record-high le...
Thursday 27 December 2018
China-based InMicro touts Type-C power management chips
Founded in 2014 as an IC design startup in China's southeast port city of Xiamen, InMicro Technology has made its name as a dedicated developer and designer of a series of digital-analog...
Tuesday 18 December 2018
SEMI cuts fab equipment spending growth forecast for 2019 to negative
Total fab equipment spending in 2019 is projected to drop 8%, a sharp reversal from the previously forecast increase of 7% as fab investment growth has been revised downward for 2018...
Monday 17 December 2018
Taiwan IC distributors look to IoT, 5G for 2019 growth
With the AI and 5G markets set to flourish, chip demand for HPC, IoT and cloud servers is expected to enjoy substantial growth in 2019, according to sources at Taiwan-based IC dist...
Wednesday 12 December 2018
TSMC to expand 8-inch fab capacity for robust demand for automotive, IoT
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is looking to expand its 8-inch fab capacity to meet strong chip demand for automotive electronics, IoT and industrial automation...
Thursday 6 December 2018
GMT to launch tender offer for AAT
Taiwan-based Global Mixed-mode Technology (GMT), a supplier of analog and power management (PWM) ICs, has announced plans to launch a tender offer for fellow company Advanced Analog...
Thursday 22 November 2018
Chip demand for auto electronic systems promising
Sales of automotive electronic systems are forecast to grow 7.0% in 2018 and 6.3% in 2019, the highest growth rate in both years among the six major end-use applications for semiconductors,...
Friday 9 November 2018
WT Micro net profits hit record high in 3Q18
IC distributor WT Microelectronics has reported net profits of NT$990 million (US$32.3 million) for the third quarter of 2018, up 59% sequentially and 29% on year, and hitting a record...
Thursday 20 September 2018
Short lead-time orders to buoy September sales for Taiwan IC designers
A pull-in of short lead-time orders for TVs and set-top boxes is set to buoy revenues at Taiwan-based IC design houses in September, according to industry sources.
Monday 3 September 2018
Eight-inch foundries face unclear order visibility in 4Q18
Eight-inch IC foundries have seen order visibility become unclear for the fourth quarter of 2018, according to sources at Taiwan-based IC design houses.
Thursday 2 August 2018
IoT applications driving sensor tech upgrades, says AMS Taiwan chief
As a front-tier device of an IoT (Internet of Things) system, sensor plays a crucial role in data collection and transmission to determine the performance of the system, and the rapid...
Wednesday 4 July 2018
Lite-On Semi enjoys robust diode demand for industrial, servers
Lite-On Semiconductor, a maker of discrete and analog IC components, has enjoyed robust diode demand for industrial control and server applications which will buoy the company's sales...