Taipei, Monday, June 26, 2017 21:57 (GMT+8)
thunderstorms
Taipei
34°C
Digitimes Research: Taiwan IC design industry maintains momentum in 1Q14
Nobunaga Chai, DIGITIMES Research, Taipei [Friday 2 May 2014]

The production value of Taiwan's IC design industry totaled NT$119.52 billion (US$3.96 billion) in the first quarter of 2014, down 4% sequentially but up 19.7% from a year earlier, according to Digitimes Research.

The production value trended up month on month throughout the the first quarter of 2014 and surged over 15% sequentially to hit a 15-month high of NT$44.29 billion in March, which indicates the industry has been able to keep its growth momentum, said Digitimes Research.

By product category, consumer IC vendors were most affected by seasonality in the first quarter with their combined sales suffering a setback of 13.3% as compared to the previous quarter.

Analog IC suppliers managed to ramp up their sales by 0.5% sequentially in the first quarter, while vendors of niche memory chips and IC design service houses saw their sales drop at a rate below the industry's 4% decline.

Strong growth posted by the leading IC design houses, including those supplying analog ICs, niche memory chips and handset solutions, helped the industry curtail the adverse impacts of off-peak season effects.

Consequently, the ratio of the production value of the top-10 IC design houses to the industry's total value climbed to 70.1% in the first quarter of 2014 compared to 64.9% a year earlier, indicating a continual concentration of Taiwan's IC design industry, Digitimes Research has found.

Content from this article was part of a complete Digitimes Research Chinese-language report that has not yet been translated into English. If you are interested in an English version of the report or wish to receive more information about the report, click here to contact us and we will get back to you as soon as possible. Digitimes Research also provides quarterly tracking services for market sectors such as Global Tablet, China Smartphone, China Smartphone AP, Taiwan ICT and Taiwan FPD. Click here for more information about Digitimes Research Tracking services.

Realtime news
  • SMIC mass producing 28nm HKMG chips

    Bits + chips | 1h 12min ago

  • China economy, society to fully embrace 5G

    Mobile + telecom | 1h 21min ago

  • Taiwan market: FET to enhance IoT deployment

    Mobile + telecom | 1h 39min ago

  • Acer CloudProfessor adopted in California

    Before Going to Press | 34min ago

  • 4 workers die in accident at Unitech plant

    Before Going to Press | 1h ago

  • Yield rates, OLED supply may be key in new iPhone shipments

    Before Going to Press | 1h 16min ago

  • CoolBitX Technology cooperates with KT to promote SLEKT

    Before Going to Press | 1h 51min ago

  • Supply of a-Si LCD to become tight in 2H17

    Before Going to Press | 2h 59min ago

  • Global investment in VR startup business in 1H17 exceeds that in 2016

    Before Going to Press | 3h ago

  • China Big Fund commits investment of US$85 billion

    Before Going to Press | 3h 7min ago

  • Startups showcase results under Vive X program

    Before Going to Press | 3h 8min ago

  • Certification service provider IST expanding materials analysis solutions

    Before Going to Press | 3h 12min ago

  • HTC to set up Vive X incubation center in Israel

    Before Going to Press | 3h 14min ago

Pause
 | 
View more
WCIT
Trends and forecasts for the China FPD industry, 2014-2017
The transition to 4k TV - UHD TV market forecast, 2014-2017
  • Wireless broadband developments in Southeast Asia markets

    As of 2013, the 10 ASEAN nations had a total of over 700 million mobile subscriptions, with the CAGR from 2003-2013 reaching 24%. This Digitimes Research Special Report analyzes the various mobile broadband markets in ASEAN and looks at the respective trends in 4G LTE development for those markets.

  • 2015 global tablet demand forecast

    This Digitimes Research Special Report provides a 2015 forecast for the global tablet market and analyzes the strategies of key market players such as Google, Apple, Intel, and Microsoft.

  • 2015 China smartphone panel trend forecast

    This Digitimes Research Special Report analyzes the strategies of key China-based major panel makers BOE, Tianma and IVO for attacking the different market segments through technology and pricing, and their relationship to local vendors Huawei, Lenovo, ZTE, Xiaomi and Coolpad.