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Specialty DRAM prices to rise, says AP Memory

7h 53min ago

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...

Powerchip chairman expects long-term DRAM shortage

Apr 20, 22:20

The supply of DRAM memory is likely to stay tight for a substantial period of time, according to Frank Huang, chairman for Taiwan-based pure-play foundry Powerchip Technology.

ASML secures pull-in of EUV equipment orders

Apr 20, 13:52

ASML has landed a pull-in of EUV lithography equipment orders with its backlog reaching 21 units, according to the company.

Taiwan fabless IC firms seeing ramp-up of orders from China

Apr 13, 16:04

Taiwan-based IC design houses have seen orders placed by their China-based smartphone customers ramp up for the second quarter, with demand coming from China's first-tier smartphone...

Digitimes Research: China IC design industry output value to rise 16.9% in 2017

Apr 7, 10:52

China's IC design industry output value climbed to US$24.75 billion in 2016 from US$5.66 billion in 2010 which reached a CAGR of 27.9% during the five-year period, according to Digitimes...

Taiwan IC design houses hold mixed 2Q17 outlook

Mar 21, 20:58

Taiwan-based consumer IC suppliers are expected to report revenue growth of over 20% sequentially for the second quarter, while handset-related IC firms expect sales to recover from...

Industry 4.0 pushes light design of industrial computers, says Advantech

Mar 20, 14:51

Industry 4.0 is increasing demand for intelligence, computing capability and connectivity across terminal devices, controllers and sensor devices, and this has led to conceptual changes...

Mentor Graphics announces further certification of design tools for TSMC 12FFC and 7nm processes

Mar 17, 11:01

TSMC has certified its Calibre Platform (Calibre nmDRC, Calibre Multi-Patterning, Calibre nmLVS, Calibre YieldEnhancer with SmartFill, and Calibre xACT tools), as well as the Analog...

China IC design industry growing

Mar 16, 10:20

The "Made in China 2025" (MIC 2025) plan, published by the China State Council in May of 2015, has demonstrated the country's ambition to enhance its fabless IC design industry...

Taiwan market: Huawei launches black Mate 9, Porsche Design Mate 9

Mar 15, 14:49

Huawei has launched a black-colored Mate 9 in the Taiwan market, priced at NT$22,900 (US$740) unlocked. Additionally, it also introduced a limited edition Porsche Design Mate 9 priced...

Gary Tsao, president of wireless device business unit of Xunwei

UMC-Synopsys collaboration speeds 14nm custom design

Mar 15, 09:56

Synopsys and United Microelectronics (UMC) have worked together to enable Synopsys Custom Compiler and Laker custom design tools to be used with UMC's 14nm FinFET process, according...

Taiwan IC design service and IP providers seeing robust 10nm, 16nm chip demand in China

Mar 7, 20:52

Taiwan-based IC design service companies and silicon IP providers have recently enjoyed a ramp-up of demand for 10nm and 16nm products from their China-based customers, according...

Taiwan consumer IC firms revenues to pick up in March

Feb 21, 15:08

Taiwan-based MCU and consumer IC design houses have recently seen customer orders pick up, and are expected to see their revenues start to rise in March, according to industry sour...

Taiwan MCU and consumer IC suppliers set to enjoy revenue growth starting March

Pixart posts NT$1.20 EPS for 2016

Stockwatch - Feb 15, 15:26

IC design company Pixart Imaging's EPS for 2016 fell to NT$1.20 (US$0.04), the lowest level since its listing on Taiwan's OTC market in May 2006. Revenues for the year came to NT$398...

Apple expected to use glass chassis for next-generation 5.8-inch iPhone; aluminum-alloy chassis for 4.7-inch

Feb 14, 13:47

Apple is expected to release three next-generation iPhones for 2017, a 4.7-inch, 5.5-inch and 5.8-inch model. The 5.8-inch model is expected to be a high-end product adopting a chassis...

IC design houses Aspeed, Egistec post record January revenues

Feb 7, 11:04

Server management SoC solution provider Aspeed Technology and Egis Technology (Egistec), a provider of fingerprint sensor chips, both saw their January revenues climb to record-high...

VIA launches Custom IoT Platform Design Service

Jan 19, 16:10

VIA Technologies has announced the launch of its VIA Custom IoT Platform Design Service to enable customers to accelerate the development of application-specific IoT systems and devices...

Taiwan IC design houses pushing into automotive aftermarket

Jan 18, 16:00

Taiwan-based IC design houses including Generalplus, Himax Technologies, Macroblock, MediaTek, Novatek Microelectronics, Nuvoton Technology, Pixart Imaging, Sunplus Technology and...

ASRock reportedly to take over Pegatron system integrator orders

Jan 17, 13:58

Pegatron Technology has been re-organizing its business groups since the second half of 2016 and has recently decided to gradually shift the group that handles small-to-medium-size...

Macronix memory incorporated in new Qualcomm LTE IoT chipset reference design

Jan 12, 21:06

Macronix International's NAND MCP memory solution has been adopted and incorporated by Qualcomm as a part of the reference design for a LTE Cat. M1/NB-1 chipset, the MDM9206 modem,...

TSMC collaborates with Mentor Graphics enabling design and verification tools for new InFO technology variants

Jan 12, 21:04

TSMC has extended its collaboration with Mentor Graphics on the Xpedition Enterprise platform in conjunction with the Calibre platform for the design and verification of TSMC's integrated...

Taiwan IC design houses 1Q17 revenues to fall 10-20%

Jan 10, 15:34

Seasonality will drag down revenues at Taiwan-based IC design houses in the first quarter of 2017, which are expected to register sequential decreases of 10-20%, according to industry...

Taiwan fabless IC firms diversifying product lines

Annual sales worldwide from fabless IC design to grow 3.4% in 2017, says TrendForce

Dec 5, 16:47

Revenues worldwide from fabless IC design for 2016 are estimated at US$77.49 billion, a decline of 3.2% from 2015, according to TrendForce. But strong growth is expected in several...

Intel looks to add Wi-Fi and USB 3.1 support into next-generation chipsets

Nov 10, 15:15

Intel reportedly is planning to add USB 3.1 and Wi-Fi functions into its motherboard chipsets and the new design may be implemented in its upcoming 300-series scheduled to be released...

Alchip to set up subsidiary in Hefei

Oct 26, 21:51

Alchip Technologies, a Taiwan-based provider of ASIC/SoC design services, has signed an MoU with the Hefei city government of China's Anhui province to set up a subsidiary locally.

More than 30 IC design houses to vie for fingerprint sensor market in 2017

Oct 24, 11:06

More than 30 IC design houses will vie for the growing fingerprint sensor market in 2017 due to the increasing penetration of the identification chips in the high-end smartphone segment,...

TSMC certifies Synopsys IP tools for 7nm process enabling early tapeouts

Oct 20, 10:29

TSMC has certified the complete suite of Synopsys' digital, signoff and custom implementation tools for the foundry's most-advanced 7nm FinFET technology node, according to the EDA...

Goodix preps for IPO

Oct 4, 14:52

IC design house Goodix Technology has filed an application to hold an IPO in China and expects to be listed on October 17.

IC design house ITE Tech looks to 12-15% sequential growth in 3Q16 revenues

Newswatch - Sep 29, 11:56

Peripheral IC vendor ITE Tech is expected to see its revenues grow 12-15% sequentially in the third quarter of 2016 with EPS for the three-month period reaching NT$0.75-0.8, according...

Cadence delivers integrated system design solution for TSMC InFO packaging technology

Sep 23, 10:55

Cadence Design Systems has announced the immediate availability of an integrated system design solution for TSMC's advanced wafer-level integrated fan-out (InFO) packaging technology,...

Memory-IC design house AP Memory launches tender offer for rival Zentel

Sep 5, 10:55

Taiwan-based mobile-DRAM design specialist AP Memory Technology has announced plans to acquire 50-100% of local rival Zentel Electronics, which is focused more on specialty DRAM products...

IC design house FocalTech sees revenues up in July

Newswatch - Aug 11, 10:48

IC design house FocalTech Systems has announced revenues of NT$1.102 billion (US$35.53 million) for July, up 3.5% on month and 20.4% on year. For the first seven months, revenues...

Notebook players less keen to adopt USB Type C

Jul 27, 11:44

While the USB Type-C interface is seeing growing popularity among smartphones and tablets, notebook and all-in-one (AIO) PC vendors are less aggressive about adopting the technology...

Notebook chip order visibility extends

Jul 13, 14:02

Taiwan-based IC design houses have landed an influx of orders for notebooks, and have seen better order visiility for the third quarter, according to industry sources.

Taiwan IC design houses ramping orders at foundries

Jul 5, 11:12

Foundries have seen their Taiwan-based fabless clients step up their pace of orders as they anticipate a seasonal pick-up in demand, according to industry sources.

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    Samsung Electronics has announced mass production of the Exynos 7 Dual 727 mobile application processor (AP) designed specifically for wearable devices with 14nm FinFET process technology...

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    AMD has announced availability of its new mobile seventh-generation AMD A-series processors, timed to support a new notebook design by HP. New OEM PC designs powered by the A-series...

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