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Etron to focus on specialized DRAM products

Jul 3, 15:52

Niche-memory IC design house Etron Technology will transform itself into a dedicated developer of specialized DRAM memory chips, according to company chairman Nicky Lu.

Digitimes Research: Taiwan IC design industry output value to rise 3% in 2017

Jun 30, 09:58

The production value of Taiwan's IC design industry will grow only 3.3% on year to NT$637.3 billion (US$20.9 billion) in 2017, as a result of weaker growth coming from MediaTek, according...

Qualcomm announces advanced fingerprint scanning and authentication technology

Jun 28, 22:13

Qualcomm has announced its next-generation ultrasonic fingerprint solutions which bring new and enhanced features to the previous generation Qualcomm Snapdragon Sense ID fingerprint...

Strong RF chip demand to buoy supplier 2017 revenues

Jun 28, 15:46

Strong radio-frequency (RF) component demand will buoy sales at suppliers including Richwave Technology, Rafael Microelectronics and AMIC Communication (AMICCOM) in 2017, which are...

Winbond intros 1.2V, 1.5V NOR flash memories for IoT

Jun 28, 13:55

Winbond Electronics has announced an expansion of its flash product portfolio with the introduction of its lowest-voltage SpiFlash memories to date. At 1.2 and 1.5V, and in 8-pin...

New Winbond NOR flash for IoT

China Big Fund commits investment of CNY85 billion

Jun 27, 15:43

China's National Semiconductor Industry Investment Fund (known as the Big Fund) has committed to invest CNY85 billion (US$12.4 billion) into the local IC industry, mainly the manufacturing...

Taiwan LCD driver IC suppliers 3Q17 revenues to increase over 15%

Jun 27, 10:59

Taiwan-based LCD driver IC suppliers have become more optimistic about their revenue outlook for the third quarter of 2017, as short lead-time orders from mainly China-based handset...

Faraday MFP ASIC shipments rise at CAGR of 38%

Jun 22, 21:20

Faraday Technology has announced that its MFP (Multi-Function Printer) ASIC solutions have surpassed 50 design wins since its introduction 10 years ago, and the MFP ASIC shipment...

Taiwan IC design houses seeing orders pick up

Jun 22, 15:29

Taiwan-based IC design houses have seen customer orders pick up on seasonality with some expected to post sequential revenue growth of 10% or more in the third quarter, according...

ARM intros enhanced DesignStart program

Jun 21, 19:10

ARM has made several enhancements to the ARM DesignStart program, providing the fastest path forward for evaluating, designing and bringing custom SoCs to market, according to the...

Handset IC sales to top total personal computing in 2017, says IC Insights

Jun 20, 14:21

The ongoing slump in shipments of standard PCs along with the drop-off in tablets are setting the stage for handset IC sales to finally surpass IC revenues in total personal computing...

Global Unichip rolls out HBM2 total solution

Jun 19, 19:38

Global Unichip has successful taped out a 16nm, second-generation high bandwidth memory (HBM) PHY and controller with verified interposer design and CoWoS package. The ultra-high...

7nm foundry market to heat up in 2018

Jun 16, 16:03

IC foundries are gearing up for mass production of 7nm chips in 2018, as well as production for 7nm process technology using extreme ultraviolet (EUV), according to market observers...

Globalfoundries launches 7LP FinFET process

Jun 14, 20:56

Globalfoundries has announced the availability of its 7nm leading-performance (7LP) FinFET semiconductor technology, delivering a 40% generational performance boost to meet the needs...

Global Unichip May revenues rise, Faraday down

Jun 9, 12:31

IC design service company Global Unichip has announced consolidated revenues of NT$985 million (US$32.8 million) for May 2017, up 41.5% on year and 39.2% sequentially. The company...

More non-IC design houses to seek advanced capacity at foundry houses

Jun 8, 15:49

More patrons other than IC-design houses and IDMs are likely to flock to wafer foundry houses looking for advanced capacity for emerging applications such IoT, Big Data, self-driving...

Realtek May revenues decrease

Stockwatch - Jun 5, 23:03

Networking IC design company Realtek Semiconductor has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.3 billion (US$109.4 million) for May 2017, down 3.9% sequentially and 0.8% on year.

Faraday announces automotive ASIC qualified for AEC-Q100 and AEC-Q006

Jun 5, 10:28

Taiwan-based Faraday Technology has announced an automotive ASIC device qualified for AEC-Q100 and AEC-Q006 as defined by the Automotive Electronics Council (AEC).

Tsinghua Unigroup chair criticizes Qualcomm for forming JV with local chipmaker

Jun 1, 21:16

Tsinghua Unigroup chairman Zhao Weiguo has criticized Qualcomm's intention of forming a joint venture with fabless chip firm Leadcore Technology and two local investment firms in...

Acer announces new Spin 1 convertible notebook

May 26, 15:04

Acer has announced the latest version of its Spin 1 convertible notebook. With an all-metal chassis, the Windows 10 device supports Windows Ink through an Acer Active Stylus1.

Acer Spin 1

China outpaces Taiwan in IC design, backend industry output value

May 23, 15:38

The output value of both China's IC design and backend industry sectors has already outpaced that of their counterparts in Taiwan. According to the China Semiconductor Industry Association...

MediaTek launches chipset supporting Google Assistant and Android Things

May 18, 21:47

MediaTek has introduced its newest full-featured chipset - MT8516 - designed to enable Voice Assistant Devices (VADs) and smart speakers, including the Google Assistant. MediaTek...

eMemory announces security IP for IoT applications

May 17, 21:46

As Physical Unclonable Functions (PUFs) have become an increasingly popular security technology, eMemory has announced the launch of NeoPUF, which the company claims is a game-changing...

Rafael Micro gross margin hits 49% in 1Q17

May 15, 22:03

Broadband RF IC design house Rafael Microelectronics saw its gross margin hit 49.4% in the first quarter of 2017, thanks to rising shipments of its high-margin silicon tuners and...

Weltrend 1Q17 profits fall

Stockwatch - May 12, 14:44

IC design house Weltrend Semiconductor has reported net profits for the first quarter of 2017 fell 77.5% from a year earlier to NT$39.5 billion (US$1.31 billion). EPS for the quarter...

Lite-On Semi 2Q17 revenues likely to grow up to 15%

May 11, 19:51

Market watchers now expect revenues at Lite-On Semiconductor, a maker of discrete and analog IC components, to increase up to 15% sequentially in the second quarter of 2017.

Certification service firms IST, MA-tek post revenue growth in April

May 11, 15:13

Integrated Service Technology (IST) and Material Analysis Technology (MA-tek), two Taiwan-based certification service providers, have both reported on-year revenue growth for April...

Novatek expects to post 5-9% revenue growth in 2Q17

May 9, 19:06

IC design house Novatek Microelectronic expects to post revenues of between NT$11.5 billion (US$379.8 million) and NT$11.9 billion for the second quarter of 2017 representing a sequential...

Taiwan IC design houses receiving short lead-time orders

May 4, 14:56

Taiwan-based IC design houses have started to see their customers place short lead-time orders in May, but remain less-optimistic about their outlook for the second quarter.

Faraday seeing growth in 28nm chip market

Apr 28, 15:55

Faraday Technology, a Taiwan-based ASIC design service and IP provider, has expressed optimism about 28nm chip market growth. The company has received new orders for 28nm NRE (non-recurring...

MediaTek gross margin continues to fall

Apr 28, 15:27

Taiwan-based IC design house MediaTek, which specializes in mobile SoC solutions, saw its gross margin reach a record low of 33.5% in the first quarter of 2017.

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...

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...

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    Rose Pink Edition of Samsung Galaxy S8+

    Samsung Electronics has released its sixth color edition of the Galaxy S8+ 64GB model: Rose Pink. Starting June 30, the Rose Pink version of the smartphone will be available in select...

    Photo: Company, Jul 4.

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    Intel Compute Card

    Intel has announced a new modular compute platform called the Intel Compute Card along with a range of partners who will be working with Intel to help accelerate the ecosystem of...

    Photo: Company, Jan 10.

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    Samsung 14nm chips for wearables

    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...

    Photo: Company, Oct 18.

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    Samsung 14nm Exynos chips

    Samsung Electronics has begun mass production of Exynos 7 Quad 7570, the company's newest mobile application processor (AP) built on 14nm process technology for the budget smartphone...

    Photo: Company, Aug 31.

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    Samsung PM971-NVMe

    Samsung Electronics has begun mass producing NVM Express (NVMe) PCIe solid state drive (SSD) in a single ball grid array (BGA) package for next-generation PCs and ultra-slim notebook...

    Photo: Company, Jun 2.

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Global notebook shipment forecast, 2017 and beyond
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    Digitimes Research expects global AP shipments to surpass the 1.9 billion mark in 2017, with smartphones remaining the main application. Qualcomm will be leading the market in 2017, as other players continue playing catch up and scramble for funds to invest in more diverse applications.

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