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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.

Taiwan IC firms positive about demand for USB 3.1 Type-C solutions

Jul 30, 13:57

Taiwan-based IC design companies including ASMedia Technology, Etron Technology and VIA Labs are all gearing up to offer USB 3.1 Type-C solutions as they anticipate the interface...

Tsunami of M&A deals underway in 2015 chip industry, says IC Insights

Jul 30, 10:41

In just the first half of 2015 alone, announced semiconductor acquisition agreements had a combined total value of US$72.6 billion, which is nearly 6x the annual average for M&A...

China IC backend firms reportedly obtain orders from Qualcomm, MediaTek

Jul 29, 15:35

Major China-based IC backend houses including Jiangsu Changjiang Electronics Technology and Nantong Fujitsu Microelectronics have obtained orders from Qualcomm and MediaTek, which...

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...

Synaptics announces panel driver IC solutions for mobile devices

Jul 20, 15:07

Synaptics has announced sampling of ClearPad 4300, its second-generation touch and display driver integration (TDDI) product, and a lineup of four new display driver IC solutions...

Applied Materials intros ALD system for 3D IC manufacturing

Jul 17, 15:27

Applied Materials has unveiled the Applied Olympia ALD (atomic layer deposition) system featuring a modular architecture that delivers high-performance ALD technology to manufacturers...

Wearable systems give major boost to total IoT sales in 2015, says IC Insights

Jul 17, 15:07

Market revenues associated with network communications, sensing, and control functions in subsystems and objects attached to the Internet of Things (IoT) are forecast to grow 29%...

Digitimes Research: Touch IC developers turning to fingerprint sensors

Jul 14, 15:04

With China handset brand vendors starting to launch flagship products with fingerprint sensors in the second half of 2014, touch controller IC players who have seen thinning profitability...

WT Micro 2Q15 sales meet guidance

Jul 14, 10:38

Consolidated revenues at IC distributor WT Microelectronics increased 0.8% sequentially and 11.8% from a year earlier to NT$28.76 billion (US$927 million) in the second quarter of...

AWSC, VPEC June revenues rise

Jul 13, 21:12

GaAs IC foundry Advanced Wireless Semiconductor Company (AWSC) saw its June revenues soar, while GaAs epi-wafer supplier Visual Photonics Epitaxy Company (VPEC) enjoyed record high...

Taiwan touchscreen controller IC suppliers shift focus to large-size applications

Jul 13, 16:02

Taiwan-based touchscreen controller IC suppliers have turned their attention to large-size appliations such as touch-enabled monitors and displays for industrial, advertising and...

IC equipment supplier Scientech June revenues up

Jul 10, 15:42

Scientech saw its June revenues hike 123.2% from a year earlier to NT$333 million (US$10.7 million). Revenues totaled NT$1.33 billion for the first six months of 2015, rising 11.1%...

Lite-On Semi 2Q15 sales up 11%

Jul 10, 15:41

Discrete IC specialist Lite-On Semiconductor saw its second-quarter revenues increase 11% sequentially to NT$2.42 billion (US$78 million).

IC distributor WPG 2Q15 revenues hit record

Jul 10, 10:24

Consolidated revenues at WPG, Asia's largest distributor of semiconductor components, increased 15.2% sequentially to a record high of NT$124.46 billion (US$4 billion) in the second...

Digitimes Research: China IC foundry output value to rise 10.5% in 2015

Jul 9, 15:12

The output value of China's IC foundry industry is forecast to register a 10.5% increase in 2015 reaching US$3.9 billion, according to Digitimes Research.

Large-screen smartphone shipments to rise 66% in 2015, says IC Insights

Jul 9, 10:16

Large-screen smartphones, or phablets with displays of five inches or greater, are on track to surpass worldwide shipments of tablet computers in 2015, according to IC Insights. The...

SPIL 2Q15 revenues meet low-end guidance

Jul 6, 21:57

Packaging and testing house Silicon Precision Industries (SPIL) saw its second-quarter revenues increase 2.1% sequentially to NT$21.24 billion (US$686.6 million), which met the low-end...

SPIL chairman Bough Lin expects business to hit bottom in June-July

Smartphones to represent 80% of total handset shipments in 4Q15, says IC Insights

Jul 3, 15:31

Smartphones first accounted for more than 50% of total quarterly cellphone shipments in the first quarter of 2013. In fourth-quarter 2015, smartphones are forecast to reach 435 million...

Taiwan IC distributors optimistic about demand for handsets, TVs

Jul 3, 15:07

Chip demand for handsets will enjoy a seasonal pick-up in the second half of 2015, while shorter TV replacement cycles and the trend towards higher resolutions will drive the number...

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.

IC backend service company KYEC to ramp capex for 2015

Newswatch - Jun 29, 10:39

King Yuan Electronics (KYEC) has decided to hike its capex for 2015 to NT$5.8 billion (US187.08 million) from NT$5 billion set previously, the IC backend service company has said...

Power transistors stabilizing and setting record sales in 2015, says IC Insights

Jun 26, 11:57

Power transistor sales are forecast to grow 6% in 2015 and set a new record high of US$14.0 billion following a strong recovery in 2014, which drove up dollar volumes by 14% after...

WPG to deal out 2014 dividend of NT$2.50

Jun 26, 11:12

WPG Holdings' shareholders have approved the distribution of a cash dividend of NT$2.50 (US$0.08) for 2014, according to the IC distributor.

IC backend set for tepid growth in 2H15, says ASE COO

Jun 24, 12:28

The global IC packaging and testing industry has been working through excessive inventory for almost two quarters, but is set for tepid growth in the second half of the year, according...

Taiwan-based LCD driver IC vendors set on transition process

Jun 24, 12:25

A number of Taiwan-based LCD driver IC vendors have kicked off their transition plans amid the rising presence of rival companies in China and the emerging of TDDI (touch with display...

GlobalWafers expects global IC market to be stable in 2H15

Jun 23, 21:17

Semiconductor-grade silicon wafer maker GlobalWafers expects the global IC market to be stable in the second half of 2015 mainly due to stable demand for ICs used in smart wearable...

IC substrate, PCB makers seeing shipments pick up

Jun 23, 21:15

Taiwan's major IC substrate and PCB manufacturers have all ramped up their shipments for new mobile devices set to roll out in the second half of 2015, according to industry source...

Digitimes Research: Korea-based LCD driver IC companies revenues fall for second straight year

Jun 23, 15:33

Combined revenues of South Korea's major display driver IC companies – Silicon Works, Lucid Display Technology (LDT), Technology Leaders and Innovators (TLI) and Clover Hitech...

IC manufacturers close or repurpose 83 wafer fabs from 2009-2014, says IC Insights

Jun 17, 15:59

Since the global economic recession of 2008-2009, the IC industry has been on a mission to pare down older capacity in order to produce devices more cost-effectively on larger wafers...

IC suppliers expect orders to flow in August

Jun 17, 14:56

Downstream clients are expected to step up their pace of orders between the end of July and early August as they are about to complete inventory clearance and begin preparing for...

IC distributor WT Micro posts decreased May revenues

Jun 12, 14:20

IC distributor WT Microelectronics has announced consolidated revenues of NT$9.4 billion (US$304.2 million) for May 2015, down 6.1% on month but up 12.3% on year.

IC distributor WPG Holdings sees sales up in May

Newswatch - Jun 11, 12:05

IC distributor WPG Holdings has reported consolidated revenues of NT$41.48 billion (US$1.34 billion) for May, up 1.4% sequentially and 11.3% on year.

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    KLA-Tencor 2910 series optical inspection system and eDR-7100 e-beam review tool

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    Photo: Company, Jul 18.

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    Photo: Company, Jul 18.

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    Photo: Company, Jul 14.

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    Photo: Company, Nov 24.

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    Color EPD controller co-developed by Seiko Epson and E-Ink

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