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Taiwan IC design houses see order visibility continue improving

Aug 31, 21:54

Taiwan-based IC design houses have seen their order visibility continue improving recently, which will allow them to meet their sales targets set for the third quarter of 2015, according...

BOE receives government support to enter IC design industry

Aug 21, 16:13

Panel maker BOE Technology has received support from the China government enabling it to step into the IC design industry. In addition to LCD driver ICs, DRAM and flash memory chips...

Second-tier IC foundries face low utilization in 4Q15

Aug 21, 10:51

Second-tier IC foundries will struggle to maintain their capacity utilization rates above 60% in the fourth quarter of 2015, due to disappointing demand for smartphones, tablets,...

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China pushes for homegrown display driver IC industry

Aug 20, 21:44

China is looking to build a homegrown panel-use driver IC industry in Hefei, China, which will likely threaten Taiwan's IC driver IC sector, according to industry sources.

HiSilicon, Spreadtrum head-hunting in Taiwan

Aug 19, 11:15

China-based HiSilicon Technologies and Spreadtrum Communications have been aggressively hiring engineering talent at their local offices in Taiwan, according to industry sources.

Orders for onboard recorders growing from China, say Taiwan IC designers

Aug 18, 21:12

Chip orders for onboard recorders from China's white-box makers have been rising in 2015, according to sources at Taiwan-based IC design houses.

IC design house GMT reports flat earnings for 2Q15

Newswatch - Aug 14, 16:10

IC design house Global Mixed-mode Technology (GMT) has reported net profits of NT$65.13 million (U$2.02 million) for the second quarter of 2015, the lowest level in 18 quarters.

TV-panel driver IC suppliers remain pessimistic

Aug 14, 15:43

Panel-use LCD driver IC design houses and related backend suppliers have been conservative about demand for LCD TVs during the second half of 2015 despite the period being a traditional...

SmartCity China 2015 to be hosted in Shenzhen at the end of August

Aug 7, 14:30

The SmartCity China 2015 conference will be hosted from August 31 to September 3 in Shenzhen, China and several IT players and organizations including Alibaba, Tencent, Uber as well...

Realtek July revenues rise 8%

Stockwatch - Aug 6, 10:47

Networking IC design company Realtek Semiconductor has reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.3 billion (US$72.7 million) for July 2015, representing growth of 8.2% sequentially.

Precise Biometrics signs license agreement with Elan

Aug 4, 15:50

Precise Biometrics has entered an agreement with Taiwan-based touchscreen sensor developer Elan Microelectronics for licensing of Precise Biometrics' product for fingerprint recognition...

Taiwan IC design houses expect orders for handsets to pick up in August

Jul 31, 15:33

IC demand for handsets is expected to pick up in August buoyed by an influx of orders from China, according to sources at Taiwan-based IC design houses.

Digitimes Research: Taiwan IC design industry output value to grow 14% in 3Q15

Jul 28, 14:25

The production value of Taiwan's IC design industry is forecast to rise 14.4% sequentially in the third quarter of 2015, thanks to peak seasonal effects, as well as rollouts of new...

Etron to post higher profits and gross margin for 2Q15, says report

Stockwatch - Jul 20, 20:59

Memory-IC design house Etron Technology is expected to see its second-quarter gross margin to outpace the prior quarter's level, with operating profits doubling to NT$30 million (US$1...

Taiwan IC design houses looking for more orders from China handset vendors

Jul 2, 20:52

Taiwan-based IC design houses including LCD driver IC suppliers and analog chip providers have stepped up efforts to solicit orders from first-tier China-based handset vendors, according...

Taiwan IC design houses to see profits shrink in 2015

Jul 2, 20:49

Falling product ASPs and gross margins are set to erode Taiwan's fabless IC firms' profitability in 2015, according to industry sources.

ASMedia expects great 2H15 from USB 3.1 business

Jun 4, 22:00

Commenting on the USB 3.1 business, president of Taiwan-based connector chip design house ASMedia Chewei Lin pointed out that although Intel has delayed the launch of its next-generation...

Gigabyte to stay competitive in VGA market with new technology: Q&A with Eddie Lin, associate vice president of Gaming Product Business Unit

Jun 4, 14:09

Competition in the graphics card market has grown fierce as demand for graphics cards from the gaming market continues to grow. To stay competitive in the market, Gigabyte Technology...

Eddie Lin, associate vice president of Gaming Product Business Unit

Globalfoundries announces design infrastructure for 14nm FinFET process

Jun 3, 12:15

In collaboration with design ecosystem partners, Globalfoundries has announced the availability of digital design flows for customers designing on its latest manufacturing technology...

UMC developing 18nm process technology

Jun 2, 12:04

Taiwan-based contract chipmaker United Microelectronics (UMC) internally has made a decision to move to 18nm process technology from 28nm, as the foundry finds it tougher and would...

ARM de-risks design cycle for IoT chips

Jun 2, 11:45

ARM has unveiled a new hardware subsystem to enable the fast and efficient development of chips for smart connected devices. The ARM IoT subsystem for ARM Cortex-M processors is optimized...

Taiwan market: Sony Mobile launches new flagship Xperia Z3+, Xperia Z4 Tablet

May 28, 13:48

Sony Mobile Communications has launched its latest flagship smartphone the Xperia Z3+ in London, the UK and has also hosted a launch conference in Taiwan.

Sony Mobile Xperia Z3+

MediaTek to expand workforce in 2015

May 27, 20:22

MediaTek will hire a total of 2,000 extra workers in 2015, according to the IC design house.

ESMT, Etron enter Taiwan top-10 IC design houses in 1Q15

May 19, 16:04

Memory-IC design companies Elite Semiconductor Memory Technology (ESMT) and Etron Technology both broke into Taiwan's top-10 IC design houses in the first quarter of 2015.

Novatek expects flat sales for 2Q15

May 7, 10:06

LCD driver IC design specialist Novatek Microelectronics has estimated consolidated revenues for the second quarter of 2015 will reach between NT$12.5 billion (US$408 million) and...

Utilization rates at 8-inch fabs falling

May 7, 10:04

Capacity utilization rates at 8-inch wafer fabs have fallen at a faster-than-expected pace recently prompting foundry houses to lower their quotes, according to sources at Taiwan-based...

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...

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    Notebooks powered by AMD new A series APUs

    AMD has announced its sixth-generation A-series accelerated processing unit (APU) in a system-on-chip (SoC) design. Previously codenamed Carrizo, the AMD A-series processor takes...

    Photo: Shih-min Fu, Jun 4.

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    Intel fifth-generation Core (Broadwell-H) processors

    The fifth-generation Intel Core family also now includes the first LGA socketed desktop processor with integrated Iris Pro graphics, Intel's most powerful client processor graphics...

    Photo: Company, Jun 4.

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    3D NAND die with M.2 SSD

    Intel and Micron have jointly announced the availability of their 3D NAND technology. This new 3D NAND technology, jointly developed by the companies, stacks layers of data storage...

    Photo: Company, Apr 7.

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    Intel XMM 7360 LTE Advanced solution

    Intel announced its third-generation five-mode, LTE Advanced Category 10 modem. The Intel XMM 7360 supports 3x carrier aggregation and download speeds up to 450Mbps. It expands...

    Photo: Company, Mar 5.

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    Apple iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3

    Apple has introduced the iPad Air 2 (left) and iPad mini 3 (right). The iPad Air 2 is 6.1mm thin. Both devices offer Touch ID. Apple said the improved Retina display on the iPad...

    Photo: Company, Oct 17.

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