Nvidia announces financial results for fiscal 3Q19
Nvidia has reported revenues for the third quarter ended October 28, 2018, of US$3.18 billion, up 21% from US$2.64 billion a year earlier, and up 2% from US$3.12 billion in the previous quarter.
Phison nets NT$7.12 per share for 3Q18
NAND flash device controller supplier Phison Electronics has announced net profits increased 13.5% sequentially to NT$1.4 billion (US$45.4 million) for the third quarter of 2018. EPS for the quarter came to NT$7.12.
Intel will scale down its processor shipments to the PC DIY distributor market by as many as two million units in the fourth quarter of 2018, which may lead to a 10-20% decline in the quarter's motherboard shipments by Taiwan makers, according to industry sources.
ALi posts another quarter of losses
IC design house ALi, which specializes in set-top box (STB) chipset solutions, has reported an 11th consecutive quarterly loss in the third quarter of 2018 in which net losses came to NT$206 million (US$6.67 million) or NT$0.70 per share.
Nine of top-15 2018 semi suppliers forecast to post double-digit gains, says IC Insights
The world's top-15 semiconductor companies are forecast to see their combined sales climb 18% in 2018, according to IC Insights, which estimated the overall semiconductor industry will register a 16% increase this year. Nine of the top-15 companies are expected to post double-digit sales gains in 20...
Qualcomm is taking the lead to incorporate its Snapdragon 850 series mobile chips into thin and light notebooks adopting Microsoft Windows operating system, and other handset SoC developers including Apple, Samsung, MediaTek, HiSilicon and Unisoc (Spreadtrum and RDA) may follow suit to roll out a spate...
CIS backend firm Kingpak sees revenues disappoint
CMOS image sensor (CIS) backend service firm Kingpak Technology saw disappointing October revenues, as clients' requests to defer some of their shipments reduced its production capacity utilization.
PC chip suppliers to see weaker sales in 4Q18
Most Taiwan-based PC-related IC suppliers are expected to see their sales retreat by a double-digit in the fourth quarter of 2018, affected by the short supply of CPUs from Intel, according to industry sources.
MediaTek October revenues fall nearly 10%
MediaTek saw its October revenues decline nearly 10% sequentially to NT$20.84 billion (US$675.6 million).
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 high. EPS for the quarter came to NT$1.79.
MediaTek gaining ground in global ASIC market
Taiwan chipmaker MediaTek is developing at full throttle ASICs for customers, posing increasing competition pressure to IC design service providers including Global Unichip and Alchip in the country, according to industry sources.
Increasing investments by Qualcomm in Taiwan coupled with collaborative efforts between the US-based chipmaker and Taiwan's networking device makers in the 5G area will create a production value of up to NT$600 billion (US$19.56 billion) in the local market in the next five years, according to Taiwan's...
Qualcomm is expected to significantly enhance its partnership with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) for the production of high-performance computing (HPC) chips for 5G, IoT and AI applications, as it is expected to release the new-generation Snapdragon 8-series SoCs fabricated on 7nm...
Global heavyweight customers of TSMC are rushing to highlight the foundry giant's 7nm process support as a major booster for their new products, the latest case being AMD announcing the adoption of foundry house's 7nm node for fabricating its new-generation EPYC server processors, at its Next Horizon...
Qualcomm and MediaTek's China-based subsidiary Goodix Technology are expected to dominate the supply of fingerprint sensors for Android-based smartphones in 2019. This may prompt most Taiwan chipmakers to explore other niche application markets, according to industry sources
Novatek expects 5-7% revenue drop in 4Q18
IC design house Novatek Microelectronics expects to post revenues of between NT$14.6 billion (US$475.5 million) and NT$15 billion in the fourth quarter of 2018, down 5-7% sequentially.
Having posted a sequential gain of 13.9% in the third quarter of 2018, shipments of smartphone-use application processors in China are expected to decrease 4.6% in the fourth quarter as smartphone vendors have become more conservative on pulling in orders due to lower visibility in demand in the end...
Staying focused on unique expertise: Q&A with Rohm Semiconductor president Tadanobu Fujiwara
Kyoto-based Rohm Semiconductor has been keen on expanding its overseas sales, but the electronic components maker remains focused on the market segments where they have advantages to avoid head-on clashes with big competitors.
NAND flash solution provider Phison Electronics during a recent forum hosted by Advantech in Suzhou, China, announced its latest high-speed SSD storage controller chips will support Advantech's new edge computing smart software platform.
Worldwide sales of semiconductors reached US$122.7 billion during the third quarter of 2018, an increase of 4.1% over the previous quarter and 13.8% more than the third quarter of 2017, according to the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA).
China crypto mining chipmakers Bitmain Technologies and Innosilicon Technology are racing to roll out 7nm mining ASICs seeking to revive the mining sector, but industry sources said the past mining boom could hardly stage a comeback.
Leading international IDMs including Texas Instruments (TI), Infineon and Rohm are aggressively developing GaN (gallium nitride) power devices to meet the growing demand for high power-density devices using the third-generation semiconductor material for application to datacenters, servers, and electrical...
Arm has unveiled its latest client CPU roadmap in Taiwan, seeking to boost processor performance by at least 15% annually by 2020 to brace for the data-centric computing era and help clients better tap business opportunities in the era.
Qualcomm has announced that it will set up three technology and testing centers in Taiwan as it deepens its collaborative efforts with the local government and business concerns to accelerate the commercial realization of 5G and other advanced technologies.
Global Unichip posts profit increase in 3Q18
IC design service company Global Unichip has reported net profits increased 24.8% sequentially to NT$280 million (US$8.96 million) in the third quarter of 2018. EPS for the quarter came to NT$2.09.
Taiwan handsets – 3Q 2018
Taiwan's handset shipments increased 5.5% sequentially, but dropped 6.8% on year to come to 21.8 million units in the third...
Taiwan large-size LCD panels – 3Q 2018
Entering the traditional strong season, Taiwan's large-size TFT LCD panel shipments increased 4.4% sequentially and 5.6% on...
Taiwan small- to mid-size LCD panels – 3Q 2018
Weak demand resulted in Taiwan's small- to medium-size panel shipments recording decreases of 1.3% sequentially and 2.5% on...
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