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  • Last update: Friday 18 August 2017 [206 news items]

Leotek expects 40-50% growth in 2018 LED smart streetlamp shipments

Aug 18, 15:32

Leotek Electronics, a subsidiary of EMS provider Lite-On Technology, has obtained orders for more than 100,000 LED smart streetlamps via open-bid competition in Taiwan, the US, the...

Wafer Works expects wafer prices to continue rising on strong demand

Aug 18, 14:05

Taiwan-based Wafer Works, which makes small- to medium-size semiconductor-grade wafers, expects silicon wafer prices to continue rising on strong demand.

Simplo expects dramatic growth in electric bicycle battery business

Aug 18, 11:05

Battery module maker Simplo Technology expects its shipments for electric bicycles to grow over 100% on year in 2017 and will rise another 75% in 2018. Company chairman Raymond Sung...

Simplo turning to focus on non-notebook battery businesses

Apple Watch shipments expected to reach 15 million in 2017

Aug 18, 10:29

With Apple ready to launch its third-generation Apple Watch, Apple's overall smartwatch shipments are expected to rise to 4.5 million units in the fourth quarter and hit 15 million...

Apple Watch

Getac shipping video solution products to US

Aug 17, 15:38

Ruggedized PC vendor Getac has successfully tapped into the police and law enforcement equipment market in the US with its Getac video solution (GVS) products.

James Hwang, Getac chairman

China market: MediaTek to roll out new Helio P series for mid-range smartphones

Aug 17, 13:57

MediaTek has sent out invitations for a product event to be held in Beijing on August 29, when the company will introduce its new Helio P23 and P30 series designed for mid-range smartphones,...

Egistec to post brisk 3Q17 revenues

Aug 17, 10:54

Fingerprint sensor supplier Egis Technology (Egistec) is expected to post brisk sales results for the third quarter of 2017, thanks to a pick-up in customer demand, according to a...

Spreadtrum to roll out 12nm AI chips in 2018

Aug 16, 11:20

Spreadtrum Communications plans to launch its 12nm mobile chips for artificial intelligence (AI)-based smartphones in 2018, according to company CEO Leo Li.

China market: Solar wafer makers may ask for lower tariffs for polysilicon imports in 2018

Aug 15, 14:49

China-based solar wafer makers who are adding production capacities that will come into operation in 2018 are expected to increase their demand for polysilicion and ask the government...

SPIL to invest US$25 million in China

Aug 15, 10:27

Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL) has announced plans to invest indirectly a total of US$25 million in its newly-established wholly-owned subsidiary in China. Named Siliconware...

Powerchip posts EPS of NT$1.59 for 1H17

Aug 15, 10:09

Contract chipmaker Powerchip Technology has announced net profits increased 17.6% on year to NT$3.63 billion (US$119.7 million) in the first half of 2017. EPS for the six-month period...

NVM IP provider eMemory optimistic about 2H17

Aug 11, 10:53

Taiwan-based eMemory, a developer and provider of embedded non-volatile memory (eNVM) technology, expects sales to peak for 2017 in the second half of the year thanks to robust demand...

Taiwan market: HPE may regain title as No. 1 server brand in 2018

Aug 10, 15:49

Artificial intelligence applications are not only driving scientific and technological developments, but also fueling the replacement of servers, prompting HPE, a spin-off from HP,...

Jon Wang, chairman of HPE Taiwan

GlobalWafers posts record 2Q17 profit

Aug 9, 15:30

Taiwan-based GlobalWafers, a silicon wafer supplier, has reported net profits climbed to a record high of NT$1.29 billion (US$42.8 million) in the second quarter of 2017. EPS for...

Himax to start producing 3D sensing solutions as early as 2018

Aug 8, 10:34

Himax Technologies has expressed optimism about the growth prospects for its non-driver IC business, most notably with its structure light integrated solution for 3D sensing and wafer-level...

Himax enhancing its product mix for profit improvement

Global Unichip targeting AI sector

Aug 7, 14:44

Taiwan-based Global Unichip, an IC design service company partnering with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), is looking to expand its business in the artificial intelligence...

Global Unichip partnering with TSMC to expand business in AI field

Worldwide semiconductor capital spending to grow 10.2% in 2017, says Gartner

Aug 4, 14:22

Worldwide semiconductor capital spending is projected to increase 10.2% to US$77.7 billion in 2017, according to Gartner. This growth rate is up from Gartner's previous forecast of...

Commentary: Can Samsung Foundry unseat TSMC?

Aug 3, 21:20

Samsung Foundry has unveiled an aggressive sub-10nm roadmap that scales down to 4nm, and claimed it is looking to unseat United Microelectronics (UMC) as the world's second-largest...

TSMC is the leader in the pure-play foundry sector

Shanghai Huahong to build 12-inch fab in Wuxi

Aug 2, 21:47

Shanghai Huahong Group on August 2 struck a deal with the national China Integrated Circuit Industry Investment Fund and the city government of Wuxi to set up a new 12-inch wafer...

HHGrace likely to operate a new 12-inch fab in Wuxi

Qualcomm, Win Semi reportedly to team up for 5G mobile infrastructure

Aug 2, 18:01

Qualcomm has recently approached GaAs IC foundry Win Semiconductors to cooperate in an infrastructure project for 5G mobile networks, according to market sources.

CHPT posts record profits for 2Q, 1H17

Aug 2, 17:08

IC testing solution provider Chunghwa Precision Test Technology (CHPT) has reported record net profits of NT$203 million (US$6.71 million) for the second quarter of 2017. Net profits...

Nanya mulls developing 10nm DRAM technology in-house

Aug 2, 13:26

Nanya Technology has licensed 1x and 1y DRAM technologies from Micron Technology, and is mulling developing a 10nm process in-house, according to the Taiwan-based DRAM manufacturer...

Nanya expressing interest in developing DRAM technology in-house

Nanya unveils new HQ

Aug 1, 21:53

Nanya Technology has unveiled its new headquarters consisting of a new fab, in which the Taiwan-based DRAM maker invested a total of NT$55.7 billion (US$1.84 billion).

New Nanya HQ

Digitimes Research: Global CIS shipment value to grow through 2020

Aug 1, 15:34

Worldwide CMOS image sensor (CIS) shipments are forecast to grow through 2020 when shipments arrive at nearly US$13.8 billion in value, according to Digitimes Research.

MediaTek expects mild growth in 3Q17

Jul 31, 21:44

MediaTek expects to post revenue growth of 2-10% sequentially in the third quarter of 2017, with gross margin ranging from 34% to 37%.

MediaTek newly-appointed co-CEO Rick Tsai

Winbond nets NT$0.28 per share for 2Q17

Jul 31, 09:23

Winbond Electronics, a memory chipmaker specializing in niche-market DRAM and flash memory, has reported net profits for the second quarter of 2017 reached a nine-quarter high of...

ChipMOS Shanghai obtains backend orders for NOR flash from XMC

Jul 28, 15:22

ChipMOS Technologies (Shanghai), a joint venture between Taiwan-based ChipMOS and Tsinghua Unigroup, has obtained backend orders for NOR flash memory from Wuhan Xinxin Semiconductor...

Winbond to spend NT$6.28 billion on equipment

Jul 27, 22:59

Taiwan-based Winbond Electronics, a provider of specialty DRAM and flash memory, has announced plans to budget an additional capex of NT$6.28 billion (US$207.7 million) for buying...

Wafer suppliers to build new 8-inch plants in China

Jul 27, 15:10

Additional new production capacity for 8-inch silicon wafers is expected to emerge in China, with companies including GlobalWafers and Wafer Works looking to build new plants.

Supply of 8-inch silicon wafers has been tight

TSMC, UMC offer higher prices to secure wafer supplies

Jul 27, 15:09

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) and United Microelectronics (UMC) have recently secured 1-2 year supply contracts with Shin-Etsu and Sumco and offered higher prices...

UMC planning 28HPC, 22ULP processes

Jul 27, 09:03

United Microelectronics (UMC) is looking to expand its 28nm process offering by launching 28nm HPC and 28nm HPC Plus nodes, which will become available in 2018. The foundry also plans...

UMC to expand its 28nm process offering

SK Hynix delivers another quarter of record results

Jul 25, 13:19

SK Hynix saw its revenues, operating profits and net profits reach record-high levels for the second consecutive quarter in the second quarter of 2017.

MediaTek to transfer 28nm chip orders to UMC

Jul 25, 09:16

MediaTek plans to transfer part of its 28nm mobile chip orders, including those for the Amazon Echo Dot, to United Microelectronics (UMC) from Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company...

MediaTek

NOR flash supply to remain tight in 2018, says Macronix president

Jul 24, 21:56

Supply of NOR flash memory is expected to remain tight in 2018, as demand will continue to outpace supply, according to Macronix International president CY Lu.

Macronix president CY Lu

Chip demand from non-Apple camp slows

Jul 24, 13:08

Chip suppliers engaged in Apple's supply chain started to see orders pick up in June. On the other hand, chip demand from the non-Apple camp has been slow, according to sources at...

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  • Samsung+8GB+HBM2

    Samsung 8GB HBM2

    Samsung Electronics has increased the production volume of its 8GB high bandwidth memory-2 (HBM2) to meet growing market needs across a wide range of applications including AI, high-performance...

    Photo: Company, Jul 24.

  • Winbond+NOR+flash+for+IoT

    Winbond NOR flash for IoT

    Winbond Electronics has announced an expansion of its flash product portfolio with the introduction of its lowest-voltage SpiFlash memories to date. At 1.2 and 1.5V, and in 8-pin...

    Photo: Company, Jun 29.

Global notebook shipment forecast, 2017 and beyond
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Global notebook shipment forecast, 2017 and beyond
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  • Global AP demand forecast, 2017-2020

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