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Value of semiconductor industry M&A deals slows dramatically in 1H17, says IC Insights

9h 55min ago

The historic flood of merger and acquisition agreements that swept through the semiconductor industry in the past two years slowed to a trickle in the first half of 2017, with the...

Ardentec obtains testing orders for car-use chips from TI

Jul 21, 14:59

Taiwan-based Ardentec has grabbed testing orders for car-use chips from Texas Instruments (TI), which will buoy its sales performance in the third quarter, according to industry so...

Skyworks seeking acquisition in Taiwan

Jul 14, 13:59

Skyworks is evaluating the feasibility of acquiring either RF component specialist Richwave Technology or the power amplifier (PA) department of Airoha Technology, a unit of MediaTek,...

MediaTek IoT chips expand presence in China bicycle-sharing market

Jul 12, 13:30

Specializing in smartphone SoC chips, MediaTek has been aggressively developing its highly-integrated SoC offerings for wearable and IoT applications. With its IoT solutions, MediaTek...

MediaTek IoT chips are making inroads in China bicycle-sharing market

Wireless charging demand promising: Q&A with Dialog CEO Jalal Bagherli

Jul 6, 11:58

As a global leader in providing rapid charging solutions, Dialog Semiconductor has demonstrated its prowess in power management for smartphones and other applications. But the market...

Dialog CEO Jalai Bagherli

Sigurd to acquire half of Winstek via Bloomeria takeover

Jul 5, 22:20

IC testing company Sigurd Microelectronics has announced plans to acquire 100% of Singapore-based Bloomeria Limited, which will allow the Taiwan-based company to also obtain a more...

Commentary: Merits of Cisco acquisition policy

Jul 4, 14:45

There have been diverse opinions about Cisco Systems' continued acquisition policy for over the past 25 years, with one of the opinion groups even arguing that the operating benefits...

Broadcom agrees to restrictions on access to sensitive Cisco info in Brocade deal, says FTC

Jul 4, 14:21

The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has announced that Broadcom has agreed to establish a firewall to remedy the FTC’s concerns that its proposed US$5.9 billion acquisition...

Tongfu Microelectronics to set up advanced IC backend plant in Xiamen, says report

Jun 27, 21:05

China-based Tongfu Microelectronics has struck a deal with the Xiamen Haicang District government to set up a manufacturing base for advanced packaging and testing services locally...

Foxconn chairman still expects 50% chance of getting Toshiba semiconductor business

Jun 23, 16:25

Commenting on Toshiba's decision that it will put its negotiation priority for the sale of its semiconductor department on the alliance of Japan- and US-based enterprises, Foxconn...

Aspeed enjoys brisk BMC chip orders

Jun 22, 21:16

Server management SoC solution provider Aspeed Technology has obtained a pull-in of baseboard management controller (BMC) chip orders for new servers based on AMD's EPYC processor...

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...

Global industrial semiconductor revenues rise 4% in 2016, says IHS

Jun 22, 15:53

Worldwide industrial semiconductor revenues grew 3.8% on year to US$43.5 billion in 2016, according to IHS Markit.

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

Car component maker Chialin to return NT$3 per share to investors

Jun 16, 15:25

Taiwan-based car component maker Chialin Precision Industrial has announced plans to cut its capital by NT$209 million (US$6.98 million) and will return the money to investors. The...

New Micron president and CEO Sanjay Mehrotra visits Taiwan

Jun 8, 15:47

Sanjay Mehrotra, the newly appointed president and CEO of Micron Technology, commenced an overseas tour of Micron's manufacturing sites after the first month in his new role, with...

PTI increases stake in Tera Probe to nearly 60%

Jun 1, 15:20

Taiwan-based Powertech Technology (PTI), which has struck a deal with Micron Technology to take up the US vendor's stake in Japan-based wafer testing specialist Tera Probe, has announced...

Drone market taking off with promising demand from commercial sector

May 30, 15:50

The market for UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles), commonly known as drones, is growing quickly thanks to the diversification of products. Demand for consumer, entertainment, professional...

Worldwide semiconductor revenues grow 2.6% in 2016, says Gartner

May 16, 22:29

Worldwide semiconductor revenues totaled US$343.5 billion in 2016, a 2.6% increase from 2015 revenues of US$334.9 billion, according to final results calculated by Gartner.

BizLink sees over 14% on-year growth in 1Q17 revenues

May 16, 10:29

Connector and cable maker BizLink has announced consolidated revenues of NT$2.34 billion (US$77.7 million) for the first quarter, up 14.18% on year, while net profits for the quarter...

Ardentec 1Q17 profits hike over 100%

May 15, 22:25

Taiwan-based Ardentec, which specializes in testing services for logic and memory chips, has reported net profits surged 115% on year to NT$228 million (US$7.6 million) in the first...

BizLink completes acquisition of Lenoi electronics business group

May 4, 13:57

Connector and cable maker BizLink has announced it has completed the acquisition of Germany-based Lenoi’s electronics product business group. The transaction will allow the...

PTI eyeing to become largest backend house in Japan

Apr 28, 11:44

Powertech Technology (PTI) will strive to become Japan's largest backend house following its acquisition of Micron Akita and a majority stake in Tera Probe, according to DK Tsai,...

PTI chairman DK Tsai

Specialty DRAM prices to rise, says AP Memory

Apr 24, 11:33

AP Memory Technology has disclosed plans to raise its specialty DRAM (SRAM) prices. The memory design house also expressed optimism about demand for IoT applications that will offset...

Foxconn subsidiary obtains 40% stake in FSK L&S

Apr 18, 12:43

Foxconn Electronics has announced that its indirectly wholly-owned subsidiary Jusda International has spent US$14.268 million acquiring a 40% stake in FSK L&S, a joint-venture...

TSMC confirms it is not bidding for Toshiba memory-chip unit

Apr 14, 11:00

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has decided to not participate in bid for Toshiba's memory-chip business, the Taiwan-based foundry has confirmed.

IC distributor WT Micro to acquire Maxtek

Stockwatch - Apr 6, 22:14

WT Microelectronics has agreed to acquire fellow Taiwan-based IC distributor Maxtek Technology for NT$27 (US$0.89) per share, or a total of NT$1.897 billion, according to the compa...

Ardentec to complete acquisition of Giga Solution in 3Q17

Mar 24, 16:01

Taiwan-based Ardentec, which holds a 63.84% stake in RFIC testing specialist Giga Solution Tech, is buying Giga Solution's remaining shares with the acquisition scheduled to complete...

Delta Electronics to focus M&A on industrial automation sector

Mar 13, 11:22

Power supply and energy management solution provider Delta Electronics regards mergers and acquisitions as a main source of revenue growth and aims to acquire large industrial automation...

Delta Electronics chairman Yancey Hai

Taiwan approves Dynami Vision acquisition of Macquarie APTT Management

Feb 23, 11:07

Taiwan's National Communications Commission (NCC) has approved the acquisition of a 100% stake in Singapore-based Macquarie APTT Management, a contract managing company of Singapore-based...

Foxconn vice president and Asia Pacific Telecom chairman Lu Fang-ming

MediaTek-Richtek deal probed for possible insider trading

Feb 23, 10:25

Taiwan authorities are investigating possible insider trading linked to MediaTek's 2015 acquisition of Richtek Technology.

Amkor to buy fellow packaging company Nanium

Feb 8, 10:39

Amkor Technology and Nanium, a Portugal-based IC backend house specializing in wafer-level fan-out (WLFO) packaging solutions, have entered into a definitive agreement for Amkor to...

The synergy of NXP acquisition: An interview with Qualcomm president Derek Aberle

Jan 23, 12:19

Qualcomm agreed in late 2016 to buy NXP Semiconductor for about US$47 billion in the biggest-ever deal in the semiconductor industry - a move which clearly indicates Qualcomm's roadmap...

Qualcomm president

Semiconductor M&A reach peak in 2015-2016, says IC Insights

Jan 20, 14:50

More than two dozen acquisition agreements were announced by semiconductor companies worldwide in 2016, with a combined value of US$98.5 billion compared to the record-high of US$103.3...

Faraday sells security control business to Novatek

Jan 4, 10:53

IC design service provider Faraday Technoloy and Novatek Microelectronics, a supplier of LCD driver ICs and TV SoC solutions, have reached an agreement under which Novatek will acquire...

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