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Taiwan IC design houses look to short lead-time orders in March-April

Feb 18, 11:31

Demand for smartphone-, tablet- and other mobile device-related chips is unlikely to gain any momentum until the end of March or early April when clients start placing short-lead...

Pixart Imaging 1Q16 revenues to drop 5-10%

Stockwatch - Feb 3, 12:20

IC design house Pixart Imaging is likely to post a revenue decrease of 5-10% sequentially in the first quarter of 2016, as a result of seasonal factors, market watchers estimate based...

Parade looks to up to 8% revenue increase in 1Q16

Jan 29, 10:53

Mixed-signal IC design house Parade Technologies expects to post consolidated revenues of between US$67 million and US$73 million in the first quarter of 2016 representing sequential...

China market: Force touch sensor demand to increase in 2H16

Jan 22, 10:22

More China-based Android phone developers are ready to roll out new models featuring force touch screens in 2016, but orders for force touch sensors from China are unlikely to see...

IC design house Sinopower to list on OTC

Jan 7, 16:05

Sinopower Semiconductor, an IC design house specializing in power discrete devices (MOSFET and IGBT) and high-voltage power ICs (HV IC), will list on the Taiwan over-the-counter (OTC)...

Taiwan IC design houses gearing up for IoT boom

Dec 30, 11:15

Brisk orders for IoT-related products are expected to boost the performance of several Taiwan-based IC design houses specializing in MCUs, power management ICs and wireless transmission...

Taiwan firms obtain verification for OLED driver ICs from Samsung, but still awaiting orders

Dec 18, 16:10

Taiwan-based IC design houses have disclosed their OLED panel-use driver ICs already went through verification by Samsung's procurement unit, but they have not landed orders from...

Taiwan IC design houses look to auto and IoT related products for 2016 growth

Dec 16, 11:13

IC shipments for automotive electronics, wearables and IoT devices will enjoy a higher increase than shipments for PCs, tablets and smartphones in 2016, according to sources at Taiwan-based...

Should Taiwan open its IC design industry to China capital?

Dec 14, 23:28

Taiwan has come to a turning point as whether it should open its IC design industry to China investment. The issue arises now as China-based Tsinghua Unigroup wants to buy a 25% stake...

New TSMC fab in China likely to target orders for driver ICs, touchscreen solutions

Dec 10, 11:02

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company's (TSMC) planned 12-inch wafer fab in China could be vying for 16nm chip orders from China's local IC design houses specializing in the...

Digitimes Research: Taiwan IC design industry output value to decline 1.8% in 4Q15

Dec 8, 21:51

The production value of Taiwan's IC design industry is expected to drop 1.8% sequentially in the fourth quarter of 2015, due mainly to seasonal factors, according to Digitimes Rese...

TSMC applies for 12-inch wafer fab and design service center in China

Dec 7, 15:29

TSMC today submitted an application to the Investment Commission of Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs for an investment project to build a wholly-owned 12-inch wafer manufacturing...

Falling sales of Android smartphones affecting Taiwan IC design houses

Nov 5, 11:47

The global sales of Android-based smartphones have been a disappointment affecting negatively the performance of Taiwan-based IC design houses, according to industry sources.

China investment in Taiwan IC design houses is feasible, says Acer founder

Nov 4, 22:05

In response to China-based Tsinghua Unigroup's interest in combining its two subsidiary IC designers with Taiwan-based MediaTek, Acer founder Stan Shih said that China-based investment...

Digitimes Research: China tablet AP shipments to drop close to 30% on year in 4Q15

Nov 3, 22:11

Digitimes Research estimates that China's tablet AP shipments will reach 24.3 million units, staying flat from a quarter ago and down 29.6% on year, as related chip makers are not...

Taiwan to review ban on Chinese investment in local IC design sector

Nov 3, 11:14

Taiwan will asses the feasibility of lifting a ban on investments by China-based firms in the local IC design industry, according to officials from Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs...

Sino-American to ship NFC chip in 4Q15

Oct 27, 14:44

Taiwan-based power supply unit (PSU) maker Sino-American Electronics has expanded into the chip design industry and has developed a NFC chip that has already received orders from...

Taiwan IC design houses remain cautious about 4Q15

Oct 23, 16:25

Taiwan-based IC design houses remain cautious about their sales performance in the fourth quarter of 2015 having not received a pull-in of short lead-time orders.

MediaTek to attract investment from China Mobile, says report

Stockwatch - Oct 23, 10:47

China Mobile will make an equity investment in MediaTek to form a strategic alliance with the Taiwan-based IC design house, according to a recent Economic Daily News (EDN)...

Notebook brand vendors strengthening high-end product lines

Oct 22, 14:50

Seeing that Microsoft plans to push Surface Book into the high-end segment, first-tier notebook brand vendors have started strengthening the quality and design of their high-end product...

China downstream firms should be allowed to invest in Taiwan IC design houses, says science minister

Oct 15, 11:06

China-based downstream clients of Taiwan's IC design houses should be allowed to make equity investments or buy a portion of stakes in Taiwan-based IC vendors so as to form strategic...

Science and technology minister Jyuo-min Shyu

Taiwan IC design industry not yet open to China investments, says MOEA

Oct 13, 16:11

China-based companies are still prohibited from setting up independent IC design houses in Taiwan or committing equity investments in the local IC design firms, according to the Ministry...

Taiwan LCD driver IC firms look to post more than 10% revenue decreases in 4Q15

Oct 7, 22:17

LCD driver IC design specialists including Novatek Microelectronics, Himax Technologies, Sitronix Technology, Fitipower Integrated Technology, Raydium Semiconductor and FocalTech...

Tablet demand stays weak, say Taiwan IC designers

Oct 6, 20:27

IC demand for tablet PCs has been weak prompting more chip suppliers to phase out their tablet-IC businesses, according to sources at Taiwan-based IC design houses.

Taiwan IC design firms to post gross margin decreases in 3Q15

Sep 30, 11:08

Most Taiwan-based fabless IC firms are expected to report sequential decreases of 1pp to 2pp in gross margins for the third quarter of 2015, due to falling chip prices, according...

Cadence offers design tools for TSMC InFO packaging

Sep 23, 15:58

Cadence Design Systems has announced that its Allegro system-in-package (SiP) and physical verification system (PVS) implementation technologies have been enabled for TSMC's integrated...

New ARM CPU design center opens in Taiwan

Sep 23, 15:32

A new ARM CPU design center located in Taiwan's Hsinchu Science Park (HSP) officially opened on September 22. The workforce of the center will reach 100 employees by the end of 2015,...

ARM opening new CPU design center in Taiwan

Several notebook vendors may not finish RFQ for 2016 orders until 4Q15

Sep 22, 12:46

Despite the fact that notebook brand vendors usually finish their request for quotation (RFQ) for notebook orders for next year before September, several vendors are currently still...

Stylus and 2-in-1 devices to see accelerated penetration in 2016

Sep 15, 15:21

Apple's release of the iPad Pro, Microsoft's Surface series and Samsung Electronics' Galaxy Note series are heating up the 2-in-1 device and stylus market. Sources from the upstream...

Taiwan IC design houses receive short lead-time orders

Sep 14, 21:18

Taiwan-based handset-use IC suppliers, which are offering solutions including application processors, LCD driver ICs, touchscreen controller ICs and analog chips, have landed an influx...

Commentary: MediaTek to account for over 50% revenues of Taiwan IC design industry

Sep 10, 15:09

The landscape of Taiwan's IC design industry is set to undergo significant changes in 2016 as MediaTek has disclosed plans to acquire up to 100% stake in analog IC vendor Richtek...

Major Taiwan-based fabless IC firms likely to suffer revenue decreases in 2015

Sep 7, 14:16

Many of Taiwan's leading IC design houses such as MediaTek and Novatek are likely to suffer revenue and profit declines in 2015, according to industry observers.

Taiwan IC designers expect orders to pick up in 1Q16

Sep 7, 14:02

Customers remain cautious about placing orders, according to sources at Taiwan-based IC design houses, adding that orders are unlikely to pick up until early 2016.

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...

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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.

  • Samsung+14nm+Exynos+chips

    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.

  • Samsung+PM971%2DNVMe

    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.

  • AMD+7th%2Dgeneration+A+series+processor

    AMD 7th-generation A series processor

    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...

    Photo: Company, Apr 11.

  • Winbond+SpiStack+memories

    Winbond SpiStack memories

    Winbond Electronics has announced an expansion of its flash product portfolio with the introduction of a family of stackable SpiFlash memory devices. The new SpiStack W25M Series...

    Photo: Company, Mar 30.

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