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Apple continues familiar design and pricing strategy with iPhone 5c, says IHS

Sep 26, 14:54

Far from the major departure that many had expected, the iPhone 5c turned out to follow Apple's familiar formula, combining premium pricing with a hardware design almost completely...

Digitimes Research: Taiwan 2Q13 IC design industry output value rises 21.5%

Aug 30, 12:38

Taiwan's IC design industry registered growth of 21.5% sequentially and 13% on year in output value in the second quarter of 2013, thanks to growing demand coming from China's smartphone...

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Intel introduces Android-based education tablet reference design

Aug 14, 15:01

Intel has introduced an education-focused tablet reference design, featuring an Intel Atom processor and the Android operating system. The Intel Education tablet is specifically for...

Spreadtrum announces WCDMA design win

Jul 31, 11:01

Spreadtrum Communications has reached mass production of its first WCDMA baseband chipset, the SC7701B, according to the China-based IC design house.

PC-related IC suppliers expect demand to pick up in August

Jul 30, 11:32

PC-related IC design houses expect the visibility of orders to improve in August thanks to roll-outs of new Haswell PC products and clients' inventory replenishment ahead of China's...

TSMC lands pull-in orders for 28nm chips from Greater China IC design firms

Jul 29, 15:26

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has been contracted by a number of Greater China IC design houses to manufacture their 28nm chip solutions, according to industry...

Elan, EETI touch ICs to be featured in touch panel reference designs

Jul 25, 12:01

Touch controller IC design houses Elan Microelectronics and Egalax-empia Technology (EETI) will have their solutions incorporated in the touch panel reference designs provided by...

Taiwan IC design firms see limited order visibility for September

Jul 12, 11:34

Taiwan-based IC design companies have seen their order visibility for September remain unclear, predicting third-quarter sales will grow within a range of 10% sequentially, according...

IC design houses expect orders for notebooks to rebound in July

Jul 5, 11:26

Orders for notebook-use chips such as analog ICs, LCD driver ICs, USB controllers and touchscreen controller ICs are expected to rebound in July, according to sources at Taiwan-based...

Major Taiwan IC design houses to post earnings growth in 1H13

Jun 28, 14:56

Taiwan-based IC design houses including MediaTek, Phison Electronics, Capella Microsystems and Richtek Technology are all expected to report profit growth for the first half of 2013...

Taiwan IC design houses expect shipments to rise in August

Jun 21, 11:54

Most Taiwan-based IC design houses have stated that demand for IC parts is expected to rise again in August, driven by continual efforts by clients in the smartphone, tablet and PC...

Taiwan IC design houses reducing exposure in NAND flash controller market

Jun 17, 21:35

As more NAND flash memory chips are designed into embedded applications, Taiwan-based IC design houses have shifted their attention away from the memory controller IC segment with...

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IC designers to halt price cuts and improve gross margins

Jun 4, 13:52

Taiwan-based IC design houses including MediaTek are tending towards maintaining their quotes to achieve better gross margins in the second half of 2013, according to industry sour...

Phison warns several backend firms of possible patent infringement

May 24, 15:28

IC design house Phison Electronics has warned several Taiwan-based backend service providers that products being shipped to Silicon Motion Technology may infringe on its NAND flash...

Touch screen IC, LED driver IC suppliers to post strong performance in May

May 21, 14:44

Touch screen controller IC vendors Elan Microelectronics and Egalax-empia Technology (EETI) have both seen their clients step up purchases of touch controller ICs for Haswell-based...

Digitimes Research: Taiwan LCD driver IC shipments rise 22% in 1Q13

May 20, 21:26

Shipments of LCD driver ICs by Taiwan-based IC design houses for the first quarter of 2013 grew 21.6% from a year ago to NT$20.18 billion (US$673.8 million) in value, according to...

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Demand for small-size panel driver ICs stays strong

May 16, 21:46

Demand for small-size LCD driver ICs has remained strong thanks to brisk smartphone sales in China, which is set to drive revenue growth for related suppliers including design houses,...

Capella, Global Unichip expected to post strong performance in 2Q13

Apr 26, 11:55

IC design firms Capella Microsystems and Global Unichip are expected to post brisk results for the second quarter of 2013 buoyed by orders for the new Samsung Galaxy smartphone series,...

ASMedia to move 85nm chips to mass production in 2H13

Apr 19, 15:44

USB controller design firm ASMedia Technology expects to start mass producing chips using 85nm process technology, according to company president Chewei Lin.

Taiwan IC design houses look to strong sales in April

Apr 9, 13:46

Most Taiwan-based IC design houses expect their sales in April to be better than those recorded in March as they have continued to land short lead-time orders from smartphone and...

Compal Communications adopts Broadcom smartphone reference design

Apr 3, 12:14

Compal Communications has for the first time adopted a reference design platform offered by Broadcom to develop entry-level Android smartphones with the first wave of such models...

Lenovo ramping IC design capability, says paper

Newswatch - Apr 1, 12:03

Lenovo reportedly plans to build up its IC design capability by increasing the number of staff of its IC development department from the current 10 to 100 by the end of the second...

Taiwan IC design houses to report stronger than expected earnings for 1Q13

Mar 27, 22:04

A number of IC design houses in Taiwan are expected to report better-than-expected earnings for the first quarter of 2013, powered by the launch of new products and cost-reduction...

IC design house Aspeed to debut on OTC securities market in April

Mar 26, 21:52

Taiwan-based fabless IC design house Aspeed Technology will debut on Taiwan's over-the-counter (OTC) securities market in the second half of April with an initial offering price tentatively...

Taiwan IC design houses pull in more orders from supply chain in China

Mar 26, 14:05

Taiwan-based IC design houses have received more orders from clients in China's smartphone, tablet and flat panel segments recently as the supply chain in China has begun building...

Brand vendors cautious about Microsoft when it comes to hardware design

Mar 25, 22:46

Notebook brand vendors have turned cautious about revealing their new products' industrial designs for next-generation Windows as they are concerned that Microsoft may use their designs...

Consumer, PWM IC designers to post 20-40% sales growth in 2Q13

Mar 22, 15:27

Taiwan-based IC design houses supplying solutions for consumer electronics products, tablets, LED lighting applications are expected to post revenue growth of 20-40% sequentially...

PC-related IC designers likely to post disappointing 1Q13 results

Mar 15, 12:19

IC design houses including Elan Microelectronics, Realtek Semiconductor, and Global Mixed-mode Technology (GMT) are likely to report disappointing revenue results for the first quarter...

Touch-panel IC supplier EETI to see sales rebound in March

Mar 14, 22:07

Egalax-Empia Technology (EETI), a design house specializing in touch controllers for LCD panels, is expected to see its revenues gain momentum starting March. Revenues are set to...

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Acer, HP seeking breakthroughs in notebook design

Mar 6, 13:45

Hoping to regain their momentum in the IT market, Acer and Hewlett-Packard (HP) are developing new chassis and hinge designs for their upcoming Haswell-based notebooks, according...

IC design house Parade to hand out high share dividends for 2012

Mar 4, 16:08

Mixed signal IC design house Parade Technologies has decided to deal out dividends of NT$7.62 (US$0.26) for 2012, including NT$3.50 in cash and NT$4.12 in shares, according to the...

Taiwan IC design houses to perform well in 2013 on booming tablet sales

Mar 4, 14:45

IC design houses, including MediaTek, Elan Microelectronics and Realtek Semiconductor, are expected to perform strongly in the first quarter of 2013 and also see their sales momentum...

Commentary: Google partnerships lifting Taiwan IC design industry

Feb 21, 13:59

While the overall prospects of the global technology industry for 2013 still look uncertain, promising first-quarter outlooks for a number of Taiwan-based first-tier IC design houses...

IC design house Richtek posts revenue gains in January

Newswatch - Feb 18, 12:11

IC design house Richtek Technology saw its consolidated revenues gain 6.9% sequentially and 7.1% on year to NT$906 million (US$30.45 million) in January 2013, according to company...

IC design house GMT reports lower earnings for 4Q12

Newswatch - Feb 8, 15:21

IC design house Global Mixed-mode Technology (GMT) saw its pre-tax profits dip 30.9% to NT$169 million (US$5.7 million) in the fourth quarter of 2012. Pre-tax EPS for the quarter...

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    Toshiba WERAM1100 wristband

    Toshiba has released a wearable fitness tracker, WERAM1100, for online sales in Japan. An integrated accelerometer enables the WERAM1100 to estimate physical activities, such as...

    Photo: Company, Aug 14.

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    Intel 14nm fanless mobile PC reference design

    Intel has revealed its 14nm fanless mobile PC reference design. The 2-in-1 is a 12.5-inch screen that is 7.2mm thin with keyboard detached and weighs 670g. It includes a media dock...

    Photo: Company, Jun 6.

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    Osram Ostar Projection P2W

    Osram Opto Semiconductors has introduced two new high-power versions of the Osram Ostar Projection for projectors with a brightness of up to 1700 lumen. The Osram Ostar Projection...

    Photo: Company, Dec 18.

  • Toshiba+MQ02ABF+slim+HDD

    Toshiba MQ02ABF slim HDD

    Toshiba has announced the launch of slim 7mm-height 2.5-inch, two-platter, 5,400 RPM SATA hard disk drives (HDD). The new MQ02ABF series, Toshiba's first two-platter 7mm-height HDD...

    Photo: Company, Oct 28.

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    Osram Dragon Dome

    Osram's Dragon Dome provides a focused beam of high-power Infrared LED (IRED) with a range of more than 100 meters. It has a compact design and does not need an external lens. With...

    Photo: Company, Oct 8.

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