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PC demand slow in 2Q15, say Taiwan IC design firms

May 5, 22:15

IC demand for PCs is unlikely to pick up until the second half of 2015, when new Intel processors and Windows 10 will be available, according to sources at Taiwan-based IC design...

MediaTek subsidiary completes acquisition of Alpha

May 5, 22:11

MStar Semiconductor has completed its acquisition of fellow IC design company Alpha Imaging Technology, according to a MediaTek filing with the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE).

Digitimes Research: Taiwan IC design industry output value to rise 14.3% in 2Q15

Apr 28, 21:26

The production value of Taiwan's IC design industry is forecast to rise 14.3% sequentially to NT$140.07 billion (US$4.58 billion) in the second quarter of 2015, buoyed mainly by a...

Global handset demand likely to disappoint in 2015, say Taiwan IC design houses

Apr 27, 21:57

The global handset market could register flat growth in 2015, according to sources at Taiwan-based IC design houses, adding that they have seen customer orders pick up at a slow pa...

Memory related device suppliers to break into Taiwan top-10 IC design houses in 2015

Apr 23, 11:07

More memory-related device suppliers including Silicon Motion Technology, Elite Semiconductor Memory Technology (ESMT) and Etron Technology are expected to break into Taiwan's top-10...

Cadence digital and custom/analog tools achieve TSMC certification for 10nm FinFET early design starts

Apr 9, 22:07

Cadence Design Systems has announced that its digital and custom/analog tools have achieved certification from TSMC for its most-current version of 10nm FinFET Design Rule Manual...

FocalTech cuts into supply chain of brand smartphone vendors

Apr 8, 21:20

FocalTech Systems has obtained touchscreen IC orders for smartphones from HTC, Asustek Computer and Xiaomi, according to industry sources.

China design houses raiding Taiwan driver IC makers for talent

Apr 7, 12:16

China-based IC design houses have stepped up efforts to lure talent away from Taiwan-based LCD driver IC companies in an attempt to improve the quality and competitiveness of their...

Novatek obtains TV chip orders from Japan and Korea brand vendors

Apr 2, 11:03

Novatek Microelectronics, which specializes in the design of LCD driver ICs, has moved forward its TV SoC business by obtaining new orders from Japan- and Korea-based TV brands, according...

IC demand from China picking up, say Taiwan firms

Mar 31, 22:04

IC demand from China's smartphone market is showing signs of a pick-up, as inventories at non-Apple vendors ease, according to sources at Taiwan-based IC design houses.

Taiwan IC design houses gearing up to offer solutions for USB Type-C

Mar 26, 22:23

More than 10 Taiwan-based IC design houses are engaged in the development of USB Type-C (USB-C) chip solutions, as they anticipate the interface will see widespread adoption, according...

MCU design house Holtek to deal out cash dividend of NT$3.50 for 2014

Mar 23, 23:22

Holtek Semiconductor, which designs and develops standard microcontrollers (MCU) and consumer electronics IC solutions, plans to distribute a cash dividend per share of NT$3.50 (US$0.11)...

Holtek president Gorden Gau

Faraday to downsize capital 40%

Mar 17, 19:51

Taiwan-based Faraday Technology, a fabless ASIC/SoC and silicon IP provider, has disclosed plans to downsize its capital by 40%.

Digitimes Research: Taiwan IC design industry output value to grow 13% in 2015

Mar 3, 20:28

The production value of Taiwan's IC design industry will rise 13.1% in 2015, thanks mainly to continued-strong demand coming from the smartphone sector, according to Digitimes Rese...

Digitimes Research: Government-led investment funds to drive China IC design growth

Feb 25, 12:15

China's government policies for supporting the local IC design industry have put less emphasis on intervention measures such as offering tax breaks, providing direct financial support,...

Pixart, Richtek 1Q15 sales to drop by single-digits

Feb 16, 18:49

Pixart Imaging and Richtek Technology both expect their first-quarter 2015 revenues to register only single-digit sequential decreases. For all of the year, the two IC design houses...

IC design houses to increase wafer orders for 2Q15

Jan 30, 16:09

A number of Taiwan-based IC design houses have decided to book more wafer orders for the second quarter of 2015 due to tight production capacity at wafer foundry houses, according...

Taiwan IC design houses January sales to rise

Jan 30, 15:52

Sales at Taiwan-based IC design houses including Elan Microelectronics, FocalTech Systems, Global Mixed-mode Technology (GMT), MediaTek, Novatek Microelectronics, Richtek Technology...

UMC and Cadence collaborate to deliver 28nm design reference flow for ARM Cortex-A7 MPCore-based SoC

Jan 21, 13:49

Cadence Design Systems has announced that United Microelectronics (UMC) used its implementation and signoff tools to produce a silicon-ready 28nm ARM Cortex-A7 MPCore-based System-on-Chip...

Fingerprint sensor market to face eliminations

Jan 20, 20:23

The number of fingerprint sensor suppliers has risen to above 40 companies, intensifying competition in the market, according to sources at Taiwan-based IC design firms.

Intel expands 2-in-1 reference design coverage to 12.5-inch display

Jan 14, 14:45

In addition to improving its 14nm Core M processors' specifications, Intel has recently expanded its US$349-399 2-in-1 devices' reference design to cover 12.5-inch display products,...

Intel expands 2-in-1 reference design coverage to 12.5-inch display products

Digitimes Research: Production value of Taiwan IC design industry rallies 14.8% on year in 2014

Jan 12, 10:57

The production value of Taiwan's IC design industry reached NT$541.9 billion (US$16.98 billion) in 2014, representing an on-year growth of 14.8%, higher than the 11.7% growth recorded...

TSMC advises clients to order in advance

Dec 30, 22:13

TSMC has advised its IC design clients to place wafer orders in advance so that they can secure a steady supply during the peak season and meet demand in time, according to industry...

IC design service firms partnering with foundry houses to solicit orders for advanced processes

Dec 24, 22:59

Taiwan-based Global Unichip and Alchip Technologies, two IC design service companies partnered with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), have stepped up efforts to lure...

IC design houses gearing up for 64-bit smartphone boom

Dec 18, 14:39

With Android phone makers pushing for migration to 64 bit architecture, chip suppliers including Qualcomm and MediaTek are set to introduce new quad- and 8-core 64-bit solutions in...

Some IC design houses look to brisk sales in 1Q15

Dec 17, 11:49

Some Taiwan-based IC design houses have said that their sales will remain brisk in the first quarter of 2015 despite seasonal effects, due to replenishment orders from the supply...

MCU design house Holtek looks to higher profits in 2015

Stockwatch - Dec 1, 21:55

Profits at Taiwan-based Holtek Semiconductor, which designs and develops standard microcontrollers (MCU) and consumer electronics IC solutions, are expected to top NT$1 billion (US$32.2...

iPhone chip orders slowing down, say IC designers

Nov 28, 14:55

Apple has started scaling back on chip orders for its latest iPhone, according to sources at IC design houses.

Taiwan IC designers seeing gross margin under pressure

Nov 26, 14:38

Taiwan-based IC design houses are seeking to improve their gross margins in 2015, by securing new orders for mobile devices set to roll out during the first half of the year, according...

IC designers expect higher gross margin in 2015

Taiwan IC designers see demand slowing down

Nov 24, 22:06

Demand for PC, 3G phone and consumer electronics ICs has slowed down recently, due to seasonal weakness, according to sources at Taiwan-based IC design houses.

China IC design houses expand presence in touch IC and fingerprint sensor markets

Nov 21, 10:27

China-based IC design firms including Goodix and Silead have expanded their presence in both touch IC and fingerprint sensor markets, thanks to rising orders placed by China's brand...

Taiwan IC design houses developing IC parts for smartphone peripheral applications

Nov 14, 14:43

Taiwan-based IC design houses are foraying into the development of IC parts for smartphone peripheral applications such as wireless, rapid and mobile charging kits as well as wearable...

Chimei shifts focus to design and connectivity for new TVs

Nov 7, 12:11

Chimei is shifting its efforts to improve design features and connectivity on its recently released and upcoming TVs.

Chimei looks to design and connectivity

Intel Core M platform to account for below 10% of notebook shipments in 2015, say sources

Nov 6, 15:20

Intel's new low-power-consumption Core M-series platform, featuring a fanless design, is expected to account for only 5-10% of most notebook vendors' shipments in 2015, and cooling...

Synapse Design launches cloud platform

Oct 17, 18:18

Synapse Design recently announced its Cloud hardware platform based on a Freescale T4240 network processor and natively running OpenStack Icehouse.

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