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Sony commercializes high sensitivity CMOS image sensor for automotive cameras

Oct 17, 10:55

Sony has announced the commercialization of its "IMX224MQV" CMOS image sensor for automotive cameras, which it says boasts the world's highest sensitivity levels of any...

Smartphone connectivity presents both opportunities and challenges for automotive processor chip suppliers, says IHS

Sep 25, 15:31

The use of smartphones in motor vehicles - already a near-ubiquitous phenomenon - is the most disruptive trend in the automotive infotainment business today, presenting both challenges...

Automotive industry playing an increasing role in the optoelectronic component market, says IHS

Aug 4, 10:42

The optoelectronic component market has been dominated by a number of applications in recent years. For LEDs, backlighting and the emergence of solid state lighting are the main applications...

Everlight looks to automotive LED applications, says chairman

Jun 12, 11:41

For LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics, automotive applications will be the most important market segment, especially in the China market, according to company chairman...

Everlight chairman Robert Yeh

Chin-Poon Industrial expanding automotive PCB capacity

May 20, 21:12

Chin-Poon Industrial, the largest Taiwan-based automotive PCB maker with a global market share of about 10%, has started production capacity expansion with a planned investment of...

Automotive displays from Innolux surpass shipments from Japan Display and Sharp in 2013, says DisplaySearch

May 15, 12:33

Taiwan-based Innolux passed former market leaders Japan Display and Sharp to become the leading automotive TFT LCD panel supplier in 2013, according to DisplaySearch. Innolux garnered...

Foxconn cooperating with China-based BAIC for electric vehicle market

Mar 26, 22:05

Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) is reportedly cooperating with China-based Beijing Automotive Group (BAIC) to develop new-energy batteries for electric cars, hoping...

China auto semiconductor market drives up 11% in 2013, says IHS

Feb 27, 10:31

The fast-growing semiconductor market for China's automotive industry is set for double-digit expansion in revenues in 2014, propelled by an increasing desire among Chinese car buyers...

PCB maker GBM expects return to profitability in 2014

Jan 23, 20:45

PCB maker Global Brands Manufacture (GBM), which also provides PCB assembly services, expects to return to profitability in 2014. Brisk demand coming from the automotive electronics...

Actron looks to grab 50% global automotive diode share in 2014

Jan 20, 14:14

Actron Technology expects its share in the global automotive diode market to reach 50% by year-end 2014 compared to 47-48% currently, according to company chairman Lu Ming-kuang.

Car display shipments increase due to demand for electric, hybrid vehicles in 2013, says DisplaySearch

Dec 19, 11:21

With increasing demand for center information displays and multifunction monitors for eco-friendly vehicles, year-over-year automotive TFT-LCD shipments are expected to increase 16%...

NXP Semiconductors to establish JV with Datang Telecom

Dec 3, 16:10

NXP Semiconductors and Datang Telecom Technology have jointly announced the establishment of a joint venture, which the companies claimed is the first true automotive semiconductor...

PCB maker Tripod expects flat 4Q13 sales

Nov 25, 21:20

Tripod Technology expects its fourth-quarter sales to stay flat on quarter. Falling orders for conventional PCs and TVs will be offset by steady growth in those for automotive and...

Spansion gearing up for Japan MCU market

Nov 21, 21:35

Having acquired Fujitsu's MCU unit, Spansion is set to expand its presence in Japan with a focus on industrial and other application-specific applications.

ASE, Infineon team up for assembly of auto products

Nov 7, 15:42

Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) has announced a joint development and product agreement for assembly services of automotive products with Infineon Technologies. The collaboration...

GLT to focus marketing on light guide plates used in direct-type LED TVs and automotive displays in 2014

Oct 28, 22:15

Taiwan-based light guide plate maker Global Lighting Technologies (GLT) will focus its marketing on light guide plates used in direct-type LED-backlit LCD TVs and automotive displays...

Semiconductor magnetic sensor market to rise 7% in 2013, says IHS

Oct 18, 10:35

Semiconductor magnetic sensors are on track to attain 7% revenue growth in 2013, thanks to widespread adoption in the automotive sector, according to IHS.

China auto chip consumption set for higher growth at close of 2013, says IHS

Sep 30, 15:54

The automotive semiconductor market in China is set to grow 10% by the end of 2013, double the expansion rate of 2012 in light of increased demand, according to IHS.

Sales of automotive proximity and gesture recognition systems shift into high gear, says IHS

Sep 13, 14:05

Having already evolved from knobs and dials, to touch screens and voice recognition, automobiles are on the cusp of a new evolution in user-interface technology, as sales of automotive...

Auto PCBs to buoy Chin-Poon 2013 revenues, says report

Newswatch - Aug 26, 14:41

Strong shipments of automotive boards will buoy Chin-Poon Industrial's sales performance in 2013, according to the Chinese-language website Cnyes.com. The product segment...

Auto diode maker Actron looks to grow global market share

Aug 21, 13:54

Automotive diode maker Actron Technology is looking to further expand its global market share in 2014 from 47% in 2013, according to company vice chairman David Hsieh.

Actron vice chairman David Hsieh

Automotive wireless market to expand by more than 40% from 2012-2018, says IHS

Aug 6, 21:24

Wireless technologies like Bluetooth and embedded cellular are accelerating in the vehicle business, with market revenues set to rise by 41% from 2012-2018, according to research...

Specialty foundry VIS to expand into new markets, says executive

Aug 6, 12:05

IC foundry Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS), which specializes in analog/mixed-signal and logic chips, is looking to expand its offerings to include wafer manufacturing...

Auto MEMS sensors to keep expanding toward banner growth in 2014, says IHS

Aug 5, 11:47

Sales of automotive microelectromechanical system (MEMS) sensors are expected to reach a high-water mark in two years as car-safety mandates come to full maturity and achieve maximum...

Auto diode maker Actron to expand production capacity

Jul 18, 11:53

Taiwan-based automotive diode maker Actron Technology plans to expand its production capacity by 15-20% with new capacity to come online in 2014, according to the company.

Automotive diode maker Actron 2Q13 revenues hit record high

Jul 8, 16:16

Taiwan-based automotive diode maker Actron Technology has announced revenues of NT$266 million (US$8.85 million) for June, down 14.4% on month but up 8.2% on year. Second-quarter...

Automotive head-up display market goes into high gear, says IHS

Jul 2, 14:12

Formerly used only in the cockpits of multimillion-dollar jet fighters, head-up displays (HUD) now are finding their way into family cars, with navigation and driver-assist functions...

Taiwan LED firms enter automotive lighting market

Jun 26, 21:26

LED lighting market is booming but price competition has been causing firms to see shrinking profit margins. Taiwan-based LED firms aim to improve technology and enter the automotive...

Auto PCBs to drive GBM revenue growth in 2013

Jun 6, 12:28

Global Brands Manufacture (GBM), which makes PCBs and provides PCB assembly services, expects sales generated from its automotive product line to drive its revenue growth in 2013.

Foxlink to tap China automotive electronics market

May 28, 14:42

Taiwan-based connector maker Cheng Uei Precision Industry (Foxlink) will begin to tap China's automotive electronics used in energy saving, safety control and smart devices market...

Infineon, Globalfoundries team on 40nm embedded flash process

Apr 29, 21:58

Infineon Technologies and Globalfoundries have announced a joint technology development and production agreement for 40nm embedded flash (eFlash) process technology.

Automotive and wireless apps help drive pressure sensors to rise to top of MEMS market in 2013, says IHS

Apr 23, 15:22

Microelectromechanical system (MEMS) pressure sensors will achieve accelerated growth in 2013 and become the leading type of MEMS device, driven by increasing use in automotive and...

Case study of 2 AFE ICs confirms significant potential for small IC vendors, says Petrov Group

Apr 9, 14:10

Can a small fabless analog vendor compete with the top-five analog IC vendors in global markets? This question is being asked often, especially in the context of emerging China-based...

Automotive diode maker Actron posts EPS of over NT$4 in 2012

Mar 27, 22:24

Taiwan-based automotive diode component maker Actron Technology saw its net profits decrease 17.8% on year to NT$331 million (US$11.1 million) in 2012. The earnings translated into...

Diode maker Actron to increase wafer self-sufficiency

Feb 8, 14:36

Automotive diode maker Actron Technology expects to increase the ratio of in-house produced diffusion wafers to 50-60% in 2013, up from the current 35%, according to the company.

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