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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...

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
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