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Yageo to raise MLCC prices 15-30%

Jun 23, 11:10

For the second time in 2017, Yageo and Walsin Technology will raise MLCC (multi-layer ceramic capacitor) prices to reflect tight supply, according to industry sources.

NOR flash prices to rise 20% in 3Q17, says DRAMeXchange

Jun 22, 16:11

Increasing demand for AMOLED panels from brand-name smartphone vendors and the industry's rising output for TDDI (touch with display driver) solutions have propelled the NOR flash...

TSMC secures 7nm chip orders from Qualcomm

Jun 21, 21:36

TSMC has regained chip orders from Qualcomm for baseband chips produced on its 7nm process, but not application processors, according to industry sources.

Toshiba names preferred bidder for memory-chip business sale

Jun 21, 16:00

Toshiba announced on June 21 that its board of directors had resolved to select the consortium of Innovation Network Corporation of Japan, Bain Capital Private Equity and Development...

Tight MLCC supply to persist through 2018

Jun 21, 15:58

The supply of multi-layer ceramic capacitors (MLCC) is expected to stay tight through 2018, according to industry sources. Taiwan-based MLCC suppliers including Yageo and Walsin Technology...

GlobalWafers teaming up with Ferrotec to expand 8-inch wafer supply

Jun 20, 15:15

Taiwan-based GlobalWafers is teaming up with Ferrotec to ramp up new 8-inch wafer capacity, according to company chairperson Doris Hsu.

GlobalWafers chairperson Doris Hsu

Lite-On Semi seeing GPP diode orders ramp up

Jun 20, 14:13

Lite-On Semiconductor has seen orders of GPP (glass passivated package) bridge rectifiers surge 50-60% sequentially in the second quarter of 2017, according to company president David...

Lite-On Semi president

Win Semi looks to 5G base station construction for 2018 growth

Jun 19, 16:40

With 5G base station construction set to kick off in 2018, GaAs IC foundry Win Semiconductors expects its business to enter another high-growth phase, according to company chairman...

7nm foundry market to heat up in 2018

Jun 16, 16:03

IC foundries are gearing up for mass production of 7nm chips in 2018, as well as production for 7nm process technology using extreme ultraviolet (EUV), according to market observers...

SEMI sees record fab spending for 2017, 2018

Jun 15, 22:45

SEMI has predicted record spending for fab construction and fab equipment in 2017 and 2018. Korea, Taiwan and China will all see large investments, and spending in Europe will also...

Intel 300-series chipsets to impact Realtek, ASMedia and Broadcom in 2018

Jun 15, 19:49

With Intel planning to integrate Wi-Fi and USB 3.1 functions into its 300-series chipsets in 2018, Realtek Semiconductor, ASMedia and Broadcom are expected to see their orders for...

Globalfoundries launches 7LP FinFET process

Jun 14, 20:56

Globalfoundries has announced the availability of its 7nm leading-performance (7LP) FinFET semiconductor technology, delivering a 40% generational performance boost to meet the needs...

Winbond to expand 12-inch fab capacity

Jun 14, 20:27

Winbond Electronics plans to expand its 12-inch fab capacity to 48,000 wafers per month by the end of 2017 from the current 44,000 units, according to the memory maker. The monthly...

winbond

Digitimes Research: Samsung Display dominance in China AMOLED market to see challenge starting 2018

Jun 13, 15:41

AMOLED smartphone panel shipments to China are expected to keep increasing, but Samsung Display's dominance in the market will start seeing challenges from local competitors in 2018...

CHPT revenues hit record for 3rd straight month

Jun 9, 15:54

IC testing solution provider Chunghwa Precision Test Technology (CHPT) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$278 million (US$9.2 million) for May 2017, hitting a monthly record...

Novatek to ship LCD driver ICs to LG for iPhone in 2018, says report

Newswatch - Jun 8, 14:21

LCD driver IC supplier Novatek Microelectronics has entered LG Electronics' flexible OLED panel supply chain for Apple's next generation iPhone devices and will see shipments of its...

China-based Thunderobot ramping up overseas shipments of gaming notebooks

Jun 7, 15:53

China-based gaming notebook vendor Thunderobot, a subsidiary of Haier, has stepped up efforts to ramp its shipments to overseas markets, including Taiwan, Singapore and other Southeast...

Digitimes Research: AIO PC shipments to stablize in 2017, 2018

Jun 7, 10:57

All-in-one (AIO) PC shipments are expected to stablize in both 2017 and 2018 after declining for three years in a row. Due to weak demand from the consumer sector, AIO PC shipments...

Facebook said to expand datacenter scale and prepare new hardware devices for 2018

Jun 5, 23:15

Facebook is reportedly planning to establish more datacenters worldwide for possible launches of new services, according to sources from the upstream supply chain, who added that...

Mitac International automotive navigation software adopted by Subaru

Jun 2, 14:45

Mitac International's Magellan automotive navigation software is available from Japan-based car maker Subaru on a monthly or quarterly rental basis based on usage, according to the...

ARM rolls out new solutions to accelerate AI adoption

Jun 1, 15:21

ARM has launched a series of processor cores, the high-end Cortex-A75 and mid-range Cortex-A55 chips, and the Mali-G72 graphics chip, aimed to accelerate AI adoption.

ARM looking to work with its partners to ship the next 100 billion ARM-based chips by 2021

MediaTek to enter mass production of 12nm mobile chips by end of 2017

Jun 1, 15:20

MediaTek is expected to start mass production of 12nm mobile chips manufactured by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company around the end of 2017, according to industry sources...

TSMC to start equipment move-in at Nanjing plant in September

May 30, 15:51

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company's (TSMC) new 12-inch plant in Nanjing, China will be ready for equipment move-in in September 2017, according to the Taiwan-based foundry...

TSMC installed capacity for 2017 to rise 10%

TSMC set to move 7nm to volume production in 2018

May 25, 22:14

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is set to move its 7nm process technology to volume production in 2018, an improved version of the 7nm process using extreme ultraviolet...

Hefei Chang Xin keeps low profile but DRAM ambition remains unchanged

May 24, 16:11

Hefei Chang Xin's ambition to grow its DRAM business has seen some progress though the China-based firm has now chosen to keep a low profile. The company has been quietly renamed...

Globalfoundries and Chengdu partner to expand FD-SOI ecosystem in China

May 23, 22:37

Globalfoundries and the Chengdu municipality have announced an investment to spur innovation in China's semiconductor industry. The partners plan to build a FD-SOI ecosystem including...

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
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