Wednesday 27 June 2018
Global 1Q18 semiconductor industry posts US$115.8 billion in revenues, IHS says
Global semiconductor industry revenues declined 3.4% in the first quarter of 2018 falling to US$115.8 billion, according to IHS Markit. Semiconductor industry performance was negatively...
Thursday 14 June 2018
Smart home IC startup revving up deployments in Chengdu
Named one of the eight innovative enterprises and IC unicorns at IC Market China 2018 held in mid-April in Nanjing, the Shanghai-based Montage Technology Group, dedicated to providing...
Monday 4 June 2018
Mosel profits surge in April
Mosel Vitelic, a pure-play foundry specializing in power semiconductors and analog chips, saw its profits surge in April with EPS exceeding that for the first quarter.
Monday 4 June 2018
Automotive IC market on pace for 3rd consecutive record year
The automotive IC market is on pace to grow 18.5% to a new record high of US$32.3 billion in 2018, surpassing the previous record of US$27.2 billion set last year, according to IC...
Wednesday 16 May 2018
IC designers to gain from robust USB Type-C chip demand
With USB Type-C connector gaining momentum to become a mainstream interface for smartphones, PCs and notebooks, global market demand for Type-C chips is estimated to see an annual...
Friday 11 May 2018
Driver IC firms vying for 8-inch foundry support
Thanks to strong rush orders from China smartphone makers, Taiwan-based suppliers of LCD driver ICs are all optimistic about revenue growths in the second quarter of 2018, but their...
Thursday 10 May 2018
Niche-IC distributor ANStek posts record April revenues
Taiwan-based Answer Technology (ANStek), which distributes mainly ICs designed for niche-market applications, has reported consolidated revenues for April 2018 increased 6.7% sequentially...
Thursday 3 May 2018
TI expands lead among top analog suppliers in 2017, says IC Insights
Texas Instruments (TI) was again the leading supplier of analog integrated circuits in 2017, with US$9.9 billion in revenues and an 18% market share, according to IC Insights.
Tuesday 3 April 2018
Taiwan PC-related IC suppliers to post flat or slight revenue growth in 2Q18
Networking IC supplier Realtek Semiconductor, analog IC firm Anpec Electronics, power management IC specialist Global Mixed-mode Technology (GMT), and MOSFET makers including Advanced...
Wednesday 28 March 2018
New packaging tech FOPLP rising to spur demand for advanced equipment
Major IC packaging and testing players are actively developing an advanced fan-out panel level packaging (FOPLP) technology that can package chips on panels larger than 8-inch or...
Friday 16 March 2018
IC distributors seeing upbeat demand for niche-market apps
Robust demand for niche-market ICs particularly high-speed transmission chips and FPGAs will be driving related IC distributors' revenue growth in 2018, according to industry sourc...
Tuesday 6 March 2018
Taiwan IC designers to embrace explosive orders for IoT chipsets
With the global IoT (Internet of Things) chipset markets, particularly in China, expected to grow sharply in 2018 along with the rapid development of diverse terminal devices and...
Tuesday 30 January 2018
Cryptocurrency mining, AI applications to drive up demand for analog, MOSFET chips
Taiwan-based suppliers of analog ICs, MOSFET chips and protection components are braced for strong shipment growths in the first quarter of 2018 as demand for graphics cards for cryptocurrency...
Friday 26 January 2018
Semiconductor shipments to exceed 1 trillion devices in 2018, says IC Insights
Annual semiconductor unit shipments (integrated circuits and opto-sensor-discretes, or O-S-D, devices) are expected to grow 9% in 2018 and top one trillion units for the first time,...
Tuesday 5 December 2017
Advantest extends T2000 product line with two new modules optimized for testing high-power analog ICs used in electric vehicles
Leading semiconductor test equipment supplier Advantest Corporation (TSE: 6857) has introduced two new modules that enable its T2000 IPS system to test high-voltage and high-power...