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  • Last update: Thursday 29 January 2015 [1770 news items]

Memory suppliers account for more than 60% of 300mm wafer capacity, says IC Insights

Jan 29, 19:45

IC Insights has published a ranking of the industry's largest IC manufacturers in terms of installed 300mm wafer start capacity in 2014. Included in the list are four companies from...

SPIL gearing up for fan-out WLP

Jan 29, 19:39

Siliconware Precision Industries' (SPIL) fan-out type wafer level packaging (WLP) will be ready for mass production in 2016, company chairman Bough Lin said during a January 28 investors...

China market: IC demand for 4G smartphones to pick up after Lunar New Year holidays

Jan 22, 19:36

IC demand for 4G smartphones is set to pick up after the Lunar New Year holidays as China-based brand vendors and OEMs are gearing up for new product roll-outs in the second quarter,...

IC market CAGR rebounds but growth remains below 30-year average, says IC Insights

Jan 22, 15:51

Judging from the IC market size at the beginning and end of each decade since the 1980s and the corresponding CAGR for each 10-year period, IC Insights has recognized the importance...

Fingerprint sensor market to face eliminations

Jan 20, 20:23

The number of fingerprint sensor suppliers has risen to above 40 companies, intensifying competition in the market, according to sources at Taiwan-based IC design firms.

Chipbond, ChipMOS 1Q15 sales to drop 5-10%

Jan 19, 10:36

LCD driver IC packaging and testing houses Chipbond Technology and ChipMOS Technologies are both expected to see their first-quarter 2015 sales decrease 5-10% sequentially, compared...

China holds 9 spots among top-50 fabless IC firms, says IC Insights

Jan 12, 11:15

There were nine China-based companies among the top-50 fabless companies in 2014 as compared to only one company in 2009, according to IC Insights.

Digitimes Research: Production value of Taiwan IC design industry rallies 14.8% on year in 2014

Jan 12, 10:57

The production value of Taiwan's IC design industry reached NT$541.9 billion (US$16.98 billion) in 2014, representing an on-year growth of 14.8%, higher than the 11.7% growth recorded...

IC designers ordering 8-inch wafer capacity in advance

Jan 6, 22:11

Fabless IC firms have decided to place orders for 8-inch wafer capacity for the year's hot seasons in the first quarter of 2015, as they anticipate 8-inch foundry capacity will remain...

IC substrate makers gearing up for expansion

Jan 6, 11:45

Taiwan-based IC substrate makers Unimicron Technology, Kinsus Interconnect Technology and Nanya PCB will continue to ramp up their production capacities for flip-chip chip scale package...

LCD and OLED panel growth to boost driver IC market, says DisplaySearch

Dec 29, 14:44

The display driver IC market is expected to reach US$7.3 billion in 2018, up from US$6.4 billion in 2012, driven by continual increases in LCD panel shipments for TVs and OLED panels...

First-tier analog IC suppliers eye sales rebound in 2015

Dec 26, 15:57

Taiwan-based first-tier analog IC design houses, including Richtek Technology, Global Mixed-mode Technology (GMT) and Macroblock are likely to see a strong rebound in sales in 2015,...

Testing equipment supplier Zen Voce to list on Taiwan OTC securities market

Dec 26, 12:14

Zen Voce Corporation (ZVC), a Taiwan-based IC testing equipment supplier, will debut on the Taiwan over-the-counter (OTC) stock market at an initial price of NT$22 (US$0.69) per share...

ZVC chairman Carl Lee and his management team

SPIL to meet 4Q14 guidance

Dec 26, 11:01

IC packager Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL) is expected to see its fourth-quarter sales meet the company's guidance of a 3-9% sequential decrease to NT$19.7-21 billion (US$620.5-661.4...

IC design service firms partnering with foundry houses to solicit orders for advanced processes

Dec 24, 22:59

Taiwan-based Global Unichip and Alchip Technologies, two IC design service companies partnered with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), have stepped up efforts to lure...

Korea and Taiwan companies control 56% of global 300mm fab capacity, says IC Insights

Dec 24, 10:48

South Korea- and Taiwan-based chip companies are well known for manufacturing prowess when it comes to efficiently fabricating huge amounts of IC wafers. Most of the IC industry's...

Digitimes Research: China to become large predator for IC businesses during 2016-2020

Dec 23, 16:06

While related policies and regulations chartered to the development of semiconductor industry in China, as defined in the nation's 13th Five-Year Plan for the period from 2016 to...

China handset supply chain to delay IC purchases till 2Q15, say sources

Dec 22, 16:30

China-based handset makers and suppliers in the supply chain have adopted a wait-and-see attitude toward the purchases of ICs and other parts as telecom operators there are unlikely...

IC design houses gearing up for 64-bit smartphone boom

Dec 18, 14:39

With Android phone makers pushing for migration to 64 bit architecture, chip suppliers including Qualcomm and MediaTek are set to introduce new quad- and 8-core 64-bit solutions in...

Some IC design houses look to brisk sales in 1Q15

Dec 17, 11:49

Some Taiwan-based IC design houses have said that their sales will remain brisk in the first quarter of 2015 despite seasonal effects, due to replenishment orders from the supply...

IC foundries gearing up for 8-inch fab expansions

Dec 17, 11:10

China-based IC foundry Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) is looking to expand production capacity at its 8-inch wafer fab in Shenzhen, while Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing...

Novatek, Himax growing sales of non-driver IC product lines

Dec 16, 11:13

Novatek Microelectronics and Himax Technologies have both landed new orders for non-driver IC products, which will help further grow sales of their non-driver IC product lines in...

IoT boosts embedded systems growth, says IC Insights

Dec 12, 15:15

Since 2006, there have been more embedded systems, industrial equipment, sensor devices, instruments, meters, cameras, animals, and other objects connected to the Internet than humans...

ASE November sales stay high

Stockwatch - Dec 10, 10:43

Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) has reported consolidated sales for November decreased 4.8% from a record high posted in the previous month. Sales for the first 11 months...

Cellphones continue to be largest driver of IC sales, says IC Insights

Dec 5, 14:13

The total production value of electronic systems is projected to increase 5% in 2014 to US$1.49 trillion and climb to about US$1.82 trillion in 2018, which represents a compound annual...

MediaTek 4G smartphone IC shipments to boom, says president

Dec 5, 14:09

MediaTek's shipments of 4G LTE chips are expected to increase robustly in 2015, according to company president Hsieh Ching-chiang.

Global IC foundry sales to rise 12% in 2015, says TSMC co-CEO

Dec 4, 21:21

The global IC foundry market is forecast to increase 12% in 2015, outpacing the overall semiconductor sector's 5% growth, said TSMC's co-CEO Mark Liu at the company's 14th annual...

TSMC will outperform the worldwide IC foundry market in 2015, says company co-CEO Liu

AWSC responds to media reports on 4Q14 sales

Stockwatch - Dec 3, 14:36

GaAs IC foundry Advanced Wireless Semiconductor Company (AWSC) has posted a filing with the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE) stating it was not the source of Chinese-language reports from...

IC backend firms cautious about 2015 capex plans

Dec 2, 15:52

Having spent big in 2014, major Taiwan-based IC packaging and testing houses are cautious with their capital expenditures (capex) for 2015.

YoungTek 4Q14 sales to fall up to 10%

Dec 1, 10:18

YoungTek Electronics, which provides backend services for LED and IC testing and sorting, is expected to post an up to 10% sequential decrease in fourth-quarter revenues due to a...

iPhone chip orders slowing down, say IC designers

Nov 28, 14:55

Apple has started scaling back on chip orders for its latest iPhone, according to sources at IC design houses.

IC suppliers gear up for automobile memory chip market

Nov 28, 10:19

With the global automobile electronics market set for strong growth in 2015, a number of semiconductor firms including Micron Technology, Spansion, Micronix International, Winbond...

Taiwan IC designers seeing gross margin under pressure

Nov 26, 14:38

Taiwan-based IC design houses are seeking to improve their gross margins in 2015, by securing new orders for mobile devices set to roll out during the first half of the year, according...

IC designers expect higher gross margin in 2015

Taiwan IC designers see demand slowing down

Nov 24, 22:06

Demand for PC, 3G phone and consumer electronics ICs has slowed down recently, due to seasonal weakness, according to sources at Taiwan-based IC design houses.

Taiwan estimated to supply 20% of global IC packaging materials, says IEK

Nov 21, 15:37

Output from Taiwan-based IC packaging materials suppliers is forecast to account for about 20% of the global output in 2014 indicating the industry's less-competitive global presence...

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    KLA-Tencor has announced the new 2910 series optical wafer defect inspection platform with NanoPoint technology and the new eDR-7100 electron-beam wafer defect review system. Meeting...

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    Samsung Electronics has announced what it claims is the industry's first 90nm dual-interface smartcard IC certified with evaluation assurance level of 5+ (EAL5+) from the Common Criteria...

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