Taipei, Thursday, April 2, 2015 09:27 (GMT+8)
mostly cloudy
Taipei
24°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 blog post was provided by the Digitimes Research Tracking team, which focuses on shipment data and market trends in the global mobile device supply chain. Digitimes Research provides quarterly tracking services for market sectors such as Global Tablet, China Smartphone, China Smartphone AP, China Touch Panel, Taiwan ICT and Taiwan FPD. Click here for more information about Digitimes Research Tracking services.

Realtime news
  • Samsung reportedly ranks among highest average employee salaries

    IT + CE | 11h 22min ago

  • Clevo partners with Hyatt to establish hotels in China

    IT + CE | 11h 51min ago

  • China imports 7,558 tons of polysilicon in February

    Green energy | 11h 54min ago

  • Micron raises NAND flash quotes

    Bits + chips | 11h 56min ago

  • Asustek ZenFone 2 pre-orders to reach 1 million in China

    Before Going to Press | 11h 25min ago

  • Lumileds grows more than 20% in 2014 to 4th in LED-market rankings, says IHS

    Before Going to Press | 11h 26min ago

  • Huawei Technologies sees large growth in 2014 revenues, profit, says report

    Before Going to Press | 11h 27min ago

  • Asia Pacific device shipments to grow 3.2% in 2015, says Gartner

    Before Going to Press | 11h 27min ago

  • Sino-American to expand solar cell and silicon wafer capacity in 2015

    Before Going to Press | 11h 27min ago

  • Handset supply chain makers to not see orders pick up until 2H15

    Before Going to Press | 11h 30min ago

  • China IC design houses trying to raid talent from Taiwan-based LCD driver IC makers

    Before Going to Press | 11h 31min ago

  • Softbank to invest in Indonesia telecom carrier Telkomsel

    Before Going to Press | 11h 31min ago

  • Panasonic in negotiations with Zuiko for plasma plant sale, says report

    Before Going to Press | 11h 32min ago

  • Digitimes Research: Samsung expected to see increasing orders on 14nm

    Before Going to Press | 11h 55min ago

  • Foxlink posts EPS NT$3.5 for 2014

    Before Going to Press | 12h 4min ago

  • Taiwan applies to join AIIB

    Before Going to Press | 12h 14min ago

  • Zebra Technologies developing solutions for IoT

    Before Going to Press | 12h 14min ago

  • Specialty DRAM specialists ESMT, Etron report profit growth for 2014

    Before Going to Press | 12h 15min ago

  • HP/Foxconn partnership to bring new competition to datacenter industry in 2H15

    Before Going to Press | Apr 1, 20:27

  • NewEdge Technology shipping wireless charging ICs in volume

    Before Going to Press | Apr 1, 20:27

  • Driver IC packaging makers expect to see steady demand from large-size TV panels

    Before Going to Press | Apr 1, 20:26

Pause
 | 
View more
2015 global notebook demand forecast
Wireless broadband developments in Southeast Asia markets
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.