Friday 1 June 2018
Backend firm Lingsen sales to peak in 3Q
Taiwan-based backend service company Lingsen Precision Industries is expected to see its sales climb to their peak for 2018 in the third quarter driven by robust demand for MEMS sensors,...
Monday 26 February 2018
Chip demand for voice assistant devices rising
Chip demand for smart speakers and other voice-assistant devices has been rising, according to sources at Taiwan-based IC design houses.
Wednesday 3 January 2018
Asustek to create gaming company in China
Asustek Computer's board of directors has approved a plan to invest a maximum of US$16 million to establish a subsidiary in China to focus on the e-sport business.
Wednesday 8 November 2017
Digitimes Research: Global MEMS microphone shipments rising
Global MEMS microphone shipments will increase to 4.8 billion units in 2017 from 4.4 billion units in 2016, and the volume will reach over 5.0 billion units in 2018, according to...
Friday 3 November 2017
Opto, sensor and discrete ICs to reach record US$75 billion in 2017, says IC Insights
More than a dozen product categories in optoelectronics, sensors/actuators, and discretes semiconductors (O-S-D) are on track to set record-high annual sales this year, according...
Wednesday 19 July 2017
IC vendors ramping up solutions for voice assistants
A number of China- and Taiwan-based IC design houses are ramping up their production of speaker solutions, MEMS microphones and other chips to meet increasing demand for voice assistant...
Thursday 18 May 2017
MediaTek launches chipset supporting Google Assistant and Android Things
MediaTek has introduced its newest full-featured chipset - MT8516 - designed to enable Voice Assistant Devices (VADs) and smart speakers, including the Google Assistant. MediaTek...
Wednesday 17 May 2017
Sensor and actuator sales take off as price erosion eases
After several years of low and inconsistent growth rates primarily because of intense pricing pressure, the market for semiconductor sensors and actuators finally caught fire in 2016...
Tuesday 2 February 2016
Apple products driving MEMS microphone market growth, IHS says
The popularity of Apple's iPhone 6S and other products is boosting the MEMS microphone market to a CAGR of 13% from 2015 to 2019, according to IHS. The market is forecast to reach...
Thursday 19 June 2014
Knowles and Infineon are top suppliers of packaged MEMS microphones and bare microphone dies, says IHS
The global market for MEMS microphone chips is split into dual segments that are dominated by two suppliers: Knowles and Infineon Technologies AG, according to IHS.
Thursday 10 April 2014
Consolidation to continue in the MEMS microphone industry: Q&A with Akustica CEO Horst Muenzel
More and more players have made inroads into the MEMS microphone industry to cash in on the rising demand brought up by the popularity of smartphones.
Wednesday 26 February 2014
3S ramping MEMS microphone chip shipments
IC design house Solid State System (3S) is ramping up shipments of its MEMS microphone chips, buoyed by new orders for low- to mid-end smartphones and tablets, according to the com...
Monday 30 September 2013
3S to start shipping MEMS microphone chips to Taiwan handset ODMs in 1Q14
IC design house Solid State System (3S) with its MEMS microphone chips has entered the supply chain of Taiwan's major handset ODMs, with shipments to kick off in the first quarter...
Wednesday 24 April 2013
Ban on STMicroelectronics microphone shipments unlikely to affect shipments of New HTC One, say IC distributors
A court in the Netherlands has judged that STMicroelectronics should discontinue supply of MEMS dual-membrane microphone devices to HTC for use in the New HTC One smartphone because...
Tuesday 23 April 2013
New HTC One shipments likely to be affected by microphone supplies, say sources
Shipments of HTC's new flagship model, the new HTC One, might be jeopardized again after the District Court of Amsterdam issued recently a preliminary injunction, prohibiting STMicroelectronics...