Monday 8 February 2021
Taiwan IC design houses to embrace strong 1Q21
Taiwan-based IC design houses are poised to embrace brisk sales in the first quarter of 2021 despite foundry capacity constraints, with first-tier players including MediaTek and Novatek...
Thursday 21 January 2021
EUV equipment to boost ASML sales in 2021
With TSMC and Samsung Electronics stepping up the development of their sub-5nm process technologies, ASML will continue to see strong extreme ultraviolet (EUV) lithography equipment...
Friday 8 January 2021
Himax 4Q20 sales beat guidance
IC design house Himax Technologies has reported revenue rose 14.9% sequentially to US$275.8 million in the fourth quarter of 2020, which beat its sales guidance of about 10% growth...
Friday 11 December 2020
MediaTek posts increased November revenue
MediaTek has reported consolidated revenue of NT$33.54 billion (US$1.19 billion) for November 2020, up 10.2% sequentially and 62.7% on year.
Wednesday 9 December 2020
UMC on track to post 20% revenue growth in 2020
Pure-play foundry United Microelectronics (UMC) is on track to post a 20% revenue increase in 2020, and is expected to enjoy a strong first half of 2021 thanks to full capacity utilization...
Friday 20 November 2020
Semiconductor equipment billings slip in October
October billings among North American manufacturers of semiconductor production equipment slipped 3.7% sequentially but stayed above US$2 billion, according to SEMI.
Wednesday 11 November 2020
TSMC 4Q20 sales likely to beat guidance
Pure-play foundry TSMC is expected to see its fourth-quarter revenue outpace the guidance given in mid-October, driven by additional 5nm and 7nm chip output, according to industry...
Thursday 15 October 2020
TSMC expects 2020 revenue to rise 30%
TSMC expects to post revenues of between US$12.4 billion and US$12.7 billion in the fourth quarter of 2020, which is a 3.4% sequential increase at the midpoint. Gross margin and operating...
Monday 12 October 2020
MediaTek posts record September revenue
IC design house MediaTek has reported consolidated revenue surged 15.7% sequentially and 61.2% on year to a record high of NT$37.87 billion (US$1.32 billion) in September 2020.
Thursday 8 October 2020
TSMC posts record September revenue
TSMC saw its September revenue hit a record high for the second consecutive month.
Tuesday 6 October 2020
MediaTek 3Q20 revenues to beat guidance
MediaTek is expected to see its revenues expand by over 30% sequentially in the third quarter of 2020, higher than its guidance for a 22-30% growth, thanks to strong momentum for...
Monday 14 September 2020
Taiwan IC design houses likely to enjoy strong 4Q20
Taiwan-based IC design houses, led by MediaTek, are expected to enjoy a particularly strong fourth-quarter 2020, thanks to the coronavirus pandemic causing delays of new product launches,...
Friday 11 September 2020
MediaTek posts record August revenue
IC design house MediaTek saw its August revenue climb to a record high of NT$32.72 billion (US$1.12 billion).
Monday 7 September 2020
Leading IC suppliers vary on 2H20 growth expectations
Most IC suppliers experienced weaker demand and generally poor sales results in the first half of 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic and strained US-China trade relations. However,...
Monday 10 August 2020
Himax expects about 20% sales growth in 3Q20
Display driver IC specialist Himax Technologies expects to post an around 20% revenue increase sequentially in the third quarter of 2020, with flat growth or a slight decrease in...