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China expanding bike-sharing market to boost IoT chip demand, says MediaTek

May 22, 15:11

China's bicycle-sharing market has been expanding, which will boost demand for IoT chips, according to MediaTek corporate VP JC Hsu. The bike-sharing market in China has already far...

Google to launch Android GO entry-level smartphones in 2018

May 18, 23:02

Google, at Google I/O 2017 taking place in San Francisco, unveiled Android GO, an Android O-architecture operating system specifically designed for use in entry-level smartphones,...

Ardentec expanding automotive MCU testing business in Japan

May 17, 15:17

Ardentec has expanded its automotive MCU testing business in Japan, which will further buoy its sales performance starting in the second quarter of 2017, according to industry sour...

NB-IoT expected to catch up with LoRa in 2018, says SerComm CTO

May 17, 14:34

While LoRa was the earliest technology to be applied to IoT (Internet of Things) devices, NB (narrow band)-IoT has seen fast growing application since 3GPP (3rd Generation Partnership...

TSMC obtains 12nm chip orders from fabless firms

May 11, 11:59

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has secured 12nm chip orders from Nvidia, MediaTek, Silicon Motion Technology and HiSilicon for the fabless firms' different chip...

New competitor in MLO field will not affect CHPT 2017 performance

May 4, 22:48

In response to rival MJC Probe (MPI) developing proprietary multi-layer organic (MLO) technology for probe cards, Chunghwa Precision Test Technology (CHPT) president Scott Huang said...

Macronix developing 3D NAND technology for SSDs

Apr 28, 15:19

Macronix International has been engaged in the development of 3D NAND technology, and expects to enter volume production of chips built using the technology for SSDs in 2018, according...

Macronix chairman Miin Wu

UMC to roll out 22nm process as early as 2018

Apr 28, 11:46

Foundry chipmaker UMC has disclosed plans to roll out 22nm process technology as early as 2018. UMC has started IP development for its 22nm process, and expects to introduce the node...

UMC planning 22nm process technology

Nanya to ramp 20m process output

Apr 27, 12:05

Nanya Technology will start making 20nm chips in small volume in the third quarter, and will expand output to 30,000 wafer starts per month by the fourth quarter of 2017, according...

Nanya president Pei-Ing Lee expects DRAM prices to continue growth

GlobalWafers seeing robust semiconductor wafer demand

Apr 26, 14:26

Demand for semiconductor-grade silicon wafers has been robust, according to GlobalWafers, which expects the market to see tight supply through the end of 2018.

Ardentec breaks ground for new plant in Nanjing

Apr 25, 15:05

Taiwan-based Ardentec, which specializes in testing services for logic and memory chips, has recently broken ground for a new plant in Nanjing, China where Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing...

Several China 12-inch fabs put construction on hold

Apr 21, 11:42

Several 12-inch fab projects implemented by China-based emerging chipmakers have been put on hold raising speculation about the country's overambitious plans to revamp the local chipmaking...

Powerchip chairman expects long-term DRAM shortage

Apr 20, 22:20

The supply of DRAM memory is likely to stay tight for a substantial period of time, according to Frank Huang, chairman for Taiwan-based pure-play foundry Powerchip Technology.

China fabless firm Montage Tech gearing up for data centers and cloud computing

Apr 13, 11:10

China-based fabless IC firm Montage Technology is engaged in the development of processors and hybrid DIMM solutions for data centers and cloud computing, and is targeting to enter...

Zhaoxin to partner with TSMC

Apr 12, 11:36

Shanghai Zhaoxin Semiconductor is scheduled to roll out its in-house developed ZX-D series processors that will be built using a 28nm process technology by Shanghai Huali Microelectronics...

OLED penetration of smartphones to surpass that of LCD in 2018, says LG Display executive

Apr 10, 23:50

OLED panels and TFT-LCD panels took up 27% and 73% respectively of display panels used in smartphones in 2014, but the proportion for OLED panels will exceed 40% in 2017 due to Apple's...

TSMC Nanjing fab gearing up for opening

Apr 6, 11:14

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) will soon strike deals with a number of equipment, materials and components companies that will support production at its new 12-inch...

New Wafer Works China plant to come online in 2018, says report

Newswatch - Mar 29, 22:53

Taiwan-based silicon wafer supplier Wafer Works is expected to start operating its new plant in Zhengzhou, China which will be dedicated to producing 8-inch wafers in the first quarter...

Digitimes Research: pre-5G commercial operations to kick off earlier than expected

Mar 22, 15:03

At Mobile World Congress 2017, three tends of wireless networking/communication development were revealed: Commercial operation of pre-5G networks will begin ahead of the original...

Zhaoxin to roll out 16nm CPU in 2018

Mar 17, 10:49

Shanghai Zhaoxin Semiconductor plans to introduce a 16nm 8-core 3GHz PC processor series in 2018, according to company vice president Cheng Fu.

Yangtze River Storage 3D NAND flash development on track

Mar 15, 09:54

Yangtze River Storage Technology's (YMTC) development of 3D NAND flash technology is well on track, and equipment for the production of 3D NAND chips will be installed at its fab...

YMTC CEO

Samsung to ramp 7nm in 2018

Mar 14, 22:13

Samsung Electronics demonstrated its foundry technology roadmap at the China Semiconductor Technology International Conference (CSTIC) held in Shanghai on March 12 disclosing its...

Ho-Kyu Kang, VP of Technology at Samsung

Semiconductor shipments dominated by opto-sensor-discrete devices, says IC Insights

Mar 13, 10:38

Despite advances in integrated circuit technology and the blending of functions to reduce chip count within systems, the percentage split of IC and opto-sensor-discrete (O-S-D) shipments...

Record spending for fab equipment expected in 2017 and 2018, says SEMI

Mar 8, 16:06

Fab equipment spending is expected to reach an industry all-time record, more than US$46 billion in 2017, according to SEMI. The record is expected to be broken again in 2018, nearing...

OLED panels to be used in automotive displays beginning 2018, says PIDA

Mar 2, 16:15

While automotive displays have become the third largest application of small- to medium-size TFT-LCD panels, use of OLED panels in automotive displays will take off in 2018, according...

Taiwan Mobile to offer 1Gbps service in 2018

Feb 9, 15:08

Taiwan Mobile will continue to expand its hybrid fiber coaxial (HFC) broadband networks to enable a data transmission speeds of 1Gbps in 2018, according to company president James...

Taiwan Mobile president James Jeng

Winbond to roll out in-house developed DRAM technologies

Feb 8, 10:50

Winbond Electronics has been engaged in the development of 3Xnm and 2Xnm DRAM technologies, which will start to bear fruit in the second half of 2017.

Winbond president Tung-Yi Chan

Taiwan wearable product shipments to account for 42% of global shipments in 2018, says MIC

Newswatch - Jan 25, 22:43

The ratio of Taiwan's shipments of smart wearable devices, mainly smartwatches and bracelets, to global shipments will grow from 39% in 2016 to 42% in 2018 and further increase to...

Acer to be free of amortization cost for intangible assets beginning 2018, says CEO

Jan 20, 15:11

After recognizing an intangible asset impairment of NT$6.34 billion (US$199 million) at the end of 2016, Acer will see amortization of costs for intangible assets decrease by US$7...

China to lower terrestrial wind power feed-in tariffs for 2018

Dec 28, 15:40

China's National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) has announced a reduction in feed-in tariffs for terrestrial wind power generation by 5.00-14.89%, with the new rates to...

Digitimes Research: Japan electronic medical records market value to reach JPY259.4 billion in 2018

Oct 17, 15:39

Viewing that 82.5% of large hospitals with 400 or more beds in Japan have adopted electronic medical records, leading vendors of digital medical systems including NEC, Fujitsu and...

Silicon wafer shipments to rise through 2018, says SEMI

Oct 14, 15:39

Polished and epitaxial silicon shipments will come to 10.44 billion square inches in 2016, up 2% from about 10.27 billion square inches in 2015, according to SEMI.

TSMC set to move 7nm to volume production in 1Q18

Sep 7, 12:16

TSMC's 7nm technology will outperform rivals' in terms of area, performance and power, according to Simon Wang, senior director of business development for TSMC. The foundry is scheduled...

Simon Wang, senior director of business development for TSMC

Tablet market to decline over 11% in 2016 before rebounding in 2018, says IDC

Newswatch - Aug 31, 14:52

Global tablet shipments are expected to decline 11.5% on year to 183.4 million units in 2016 before making a rebound in 2018-2020, according to IDC.

SSD adoption in notebooks to top 50% in 2018, says DRAMeXchange

Aug 30, 11:09

DRAMeXchange has maintained its estimate given earlier in 2016 that the adoption of SSDs in notebooks would exceed 30% in 2016. The proportion is forecast to reach 56% in 2018, according...

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