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FET demonstrates new 5G base station with Ericsson

Dec 15, 16:50

Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET) has showcased its 28GHz 5G base station prototype system with Ericsson in Taiwan, the world's eighth such demonstration following similar events...

Notebook ODMs see rising shipments in November

Dec 12, 11:12

Taiwan-based notebook ODMs have announced their November shipments with Quanta Computer shipping 3.9 million units, up from 3.5 million in October. Quanta's notebook shipments reached...

Notebook ODMs saw growing shipments in November

Sale of Goodix stake to boost MediaTek 4Q17 profits

Nov 28, 12:34

MediaTek has raised its earnings per share (EPS) target for the fourth quarter of 2017 to between NT$5.66 (US$0.19) and NT$7.01, as a result of the recently-announced indirect sale...

UMC Xiamen fab approved to gain US$600 million in capital

Nov 28, 11:27

Taiwan's Investment Commission has approved an application filed by United Microelectronics (UMC) to indirectly inject a total of US$600 million into the pure-play foundry's new 12-inch...

Samsung to unseat Intel as top semiconductor supplier in 2017, says IC Insights

Nov 21, 12:59

For the first time since 1993, the semiconductor industry is expected to witness a new number 1 supplier, according to IC Insights.

ASE to expand WLCSP capacity at Singapore plant, sources say

Nov 21, 12:56

In the wake of robust demand for wearable devices and automotive electronics applications, packaging and testing company Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) is set to expand...

Next-gen iPad Pro to feature 7nm A11X chip, says report

Nov 16, 15:29

Speculation circulated recently in the chipmaking industry that Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is gearing up for 7nm chip production for Apple's in-house designed...

Samsung huge chip capex for 2017 shows move to defend its memory dominance

Nov 16, 11:20

After spending US$11.3 billion in semiconductor capex last year, Samsung announced that its 2017 outlays for the semiconductor group are expected to more than double to US$26 billion...

SMIC 3Q17 profits fall

Nov 15, 14:11

China-based pure-play foundry Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) has announced revenues of US$769.7 million in the third quarter of 2017, up 2.5% sequentially but down...

Phison UFS controller validated by Qualcomm, Hisilicon

Nov 14, 14:00

Phison Electronics' new PS8313-series Universal Flash Storage (UFS) controller has been validated by Qualcomm and HiSilicon Technologies for their smartphone chip platforms, according...

SSD products and eMMC controllers drove Phison's 3Q17 profit to a record high

Zhen Ding expects strong PCB demand to last till 1Q18, says chairman

Nov 14, 12:00

Taiwan-based PCB maker Zhen Ding Technology is seeing strong demand in the fourth quarter of 2017 and expects the momentum to continue in the first quarter of 2018, according to company...

Zhen Ding chairman Charles Shen

Machvison posts record October revenues

Nov 9, 15:15

Automated optical inspection (AOI) equipment specialist Machvision has announced consolidated revenues of NT$171 million (US$5.7 million) for October 2017, hitting a monthly record...

SPIL October revenues almost flat on year

Nov 7, 11:07

Packaging and testing company Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$7.41 billion (US$245.5 million) for October 2017, up 1.2% on month but...

Opto, sensor and discrete ICs to reach record US$75 billion in 2017, says IC Insights

Nov 3, 15:57

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...

Walton 3Q17 profits hike

Nov 3, 14:44

Memory-IC backend specialist Walton Advanced Engineering has reported net profits for the third quarter of 2017 reached NT$248 million (US$8.22 million), which already exceeded the...

Samsung capex to reach KRW46.2 trillion in 2017

Nov 1, 22:17

Samsung expects capital expenditure (capex) for 2017 to be approximately KRW46.2 trillion (US$41.5 billion), a significant increase from 2016. Capex for the semiconductor and display...

Global semiconductor industry posts highest-ever quarterly sales, says SIA

Nov 1, 13:52

Worldwide sales of semiconductors reached US$107.9 billion in the third quarter of 2017, marking the industry's highest-ever quarterly sales and an increase of 10.2% compared to the...

ASE likely to post record 4Q17 revenues

Oct 30, 11:36

Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) expects sales of its core IC assembly test and material (ATM) business to register flat sequential growth in the fourth quarter, while sales...

ASE

Winbond 3Q17 profits hike

Oct 27, 11:50

Specialty DRAM and flash chipmaker Winbond Electronics has reported net profits of NT$2.08 billion (US$68.9 million) for the third quarter of 2017, which already exceeded the total...

Motherboard makers to see shipments decline in 4Q17

Oct 25, 14:44

Some motherboard vendors are expected to see their shipments decline over 10% sequentially in the fourth quarter of 2017 as demand from the cryptocurrency mining sector has shown...

SPIL posts EPS of NT$1.74 for 1Q-3Q17

Oct 25, 13:27

IC packaging specialist Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL) saw its net profits for the first three quarters of 2017 decline 23.8% from a year earlier to NT$5.41 billion (US$178.7...

Acer steps up financing of StarVR joint venture

Oct 24, 15:51

Starbreeze AB and Acer have announced that a new capitalization plan has been agreed for the StarVR - the joint venture for marketing and sales of the StarVR Virtual Reality (VR)...

PTI expects another quarter of record revenues in 4Q17

Oct 24, 13:51

Robust demand for flash memory chips will buoy further sales performance at Powertech Technology (PTI) in the fourth quarter of 2017, said the memory backend specialist at an October...

Smartphones and other mobile devices continue to boost memory chip demand

Qualcomm gains further share of smartphone AP market in 1H17, says Strategy Analytics

Oct 24, 11:43

The global smartphone applications processor (AP) market declined 5% on year to reach US$9.4 billion in the first half of 2017, according to Strategy Analytics. Qualcomm maintained...

TSMC 3Q17 profits slip

Oct 19, 15:27

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has reported net profits of NT$89.93 billion (US$2.97 billion) on consolidated revenues of NT$252.11 billion for the third quarter...

TSMC saw profits drop on year in 3Q17

Toshiba reportedly suspends NAND flash production in Japan

Oct 16, 12:37

Toshiba recently suspended NAND flash production at its Japan facilities for a few weeks due to ransomware attacks on its computer network, according to sources at channel distributors...

Samsung vice chairman Oh-Hyun Kwon to resign

Oct 16, 11:05

Samsung Electronics has announced vice chairman Oh-Hyun Kwon plans to resign as the head of the company's device solutions business and will not seek re-election as a member of the...

ACTT complete IoT solutions available on SMIC 55nm eFlash platform

Oct 13, 10:54

Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) and Chengdu Analog Circuit Technology (ACTT) have jointly announced the availability of ACTT's analog IP solutions on SMIC's 55nm...

Pure-play foundries boosting presence in China

Oct 12, 10:58

With the rise of fabless IC companies in China, demand for foundry services in the country has also increased. In total, pure-play foundry sales in China are expected to increase...

Global semiconductor sales increase 4% in August, says SIA

Oct 12, 10:52

Worldwide sales of semiconductors reached US$35 billion for the month of August 2017, an increase of 4% compared to the previous month's total of US$33.6 billion and a 23.9% jump...

China to install first EUV equipment as early as 2019, says ASML executive

Oct 2, 10:30

Major China-based IC foundries are already in talks with ASML about the installation of their first extreme ultraviolet (EUV) lithography equipment for the manufacture of 7nm chips,...

country manager of ASML China

ShunSin obtains orders for fingerprint sensor modules from China

Oct 2, 10:21

ShunSin Technology, a subsidiary of Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) specializing in assembly and test of system-in-package (SiP) modules, has obtained new orders...

Power transistor growth returns after volatile period, says IC Insights

Sep 29, 11:37

Since the 2009 semiconductor downturn and strong 2010 recovery year, power transistor sales have been rocked by market volatility, falling in three of the last five years because...

Backend firm Lingsen enjoys strong orders for MEMS microphones

Sep 28, 14:49

Taiwan-based backend service company Lingsen Precision Industries has enjoyed brisk orders for MEMS microphones for use in smart speakers and voice assistants, according to industry...

NAND flash to reach supply-demand balance in 2018, says DRAMeXchange

Sep 28, 10:39

The global NAND flash market will shift away from undersupply and reach a supply-demand balance in 2018, when supply bit growth is forecast to reach 42.9%, according to DRAMeXchang...

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    Asustek ZenWatch 3 smartwatch

    Asustek Computer unveiled its latest products at a pre-show conference before IFA 2016 including its ZenWatch 3 smartwatch, new 2-in-1 devices and gaming notebooks. The ZenWatch...

    Photo: Company, Sep 13.

  • Apple+iPhone+7+and+7+Plus

    Apple iPhone 7 and 7 Plus

    Apple has introduced the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. The iPhone 7 series, the first water and dust resistant iPhone, will be available in more than 25 countries beginning September...

    Photo: Company, Sep 8.

  • AMD+FirePro+W9100+graphics+card+with+32GB+memory

    AMD FirePro W9100 graphics card with 32GB memory

    At the 2016 National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) show, AMD announced the new AMD FirePro W9100 32GB - a workstation graphics card with 32GB memory support. It will be available...

    Photo: Company, Apr 18.

  • AMD+7th%2Dgeneration+A+series+processor

    AMD 7th-generation A series processor

    AMD has announced availability of its new mobile seventh-generation AMD A-series processors, timed to support a new notebook design by HP. New OEM PC designs powered by the A-series...

    Photo: Company, Apr 11.

  • Samsung+Bio%2DProcessor

    Samsung Bio-Processor

    Samsung Electronics has announced it is mass producing an all-in-one advanced system logic chip for the health-oriented wearables market, the Bio-Processor. The Samsung Bio-Processor...

    Photo: Company, Jan 5.

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