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Commentary: Taiwan IC backend firms facing challenge from fast expanding China competitors

Nov 26, 16:23

A recent media report indicating that China-based Jiangsu Changjing Electronics Technology (JCET) has landed SiP (system-in-package) module orders from Apple could serve as a warning...

ASE to expand workforce at Chungli facility

Nov 26, 10:22

Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) will expand the workforce at its manufacturing site in Chungli, northern Taiwan to 15,000 from the current 9,000, as sales generated from...

Strong smartphone growth in saturated cellphone market, says IC Insights

Nov 25, 14:53

According to IC Insights, 89% of the new cellphones sold worldwide in 2015 are forecast to be replacements or additional cellphones sold to existing subscribers. Moreover, this percentage...

IC designers eye business opportunity from force touch solutions

Nov 24, 15:56

More Taiwan-based IC design houses, including FocalTech Systems and Himax Technologies, have stepped up their efforts to develop force touch sensors as China-based smartphone vendors...

Unimicron to spin off rigid-flex PCB unit

Stockwatch - Nov 19, 10:41

PCB and IC substrate maker Unimicron Technology has announced plans to spin off its rigid-flex PCB businesses into a wholly-owned separate company. The new entity will become effective...

Analog IC vendor GMT see earnings surge 132% sequentially in 3Q15

Newswatch - Nov 16, 15:43

Analog IC vendor Global Mixed-mode Technology (GMT) saw its net profit soar 132% sequentially to NT$151 million (US$4.62 million) in the third quarter of 2015. The earnings translated...

Taiwan 12-inch foundries offer discounts to attract orders

Nov 13, 10:54

Taiwan-based IC foundries are encouraging their LCD driver IC and fingerprint sensor clients to accelerate their transition to 12-inch wafers by narrowing the cost gap between 12-inch...

Strong US dollar to shave 4pp off of top-20 growth rate in 2015, says IC Insights

Nov 12, 10:36

The world's top-20 semiconductor companies' sales are forecast to be flat in 2015, 1pp higher than the growth rate expected for the total worldwide semiconductor industry, according...

Analog IC vendor Silergy October revenues hit record high

Newswatch - Nov 11, 20:20

Analog IC and LCD driver IC vendor Silergy saw its revenues gain 4% on month and 40.48% on year to a record high of NT$436 million (US$13.34 million) for October.

WPG October revenues fall 9% on month

Stockwatch - Nov 11, 11:08

WPG, Asia's largest distributor of semiconductor components, has announced consolidated revenues of NT$46.64 billion (US$1.42 billion) for October 2015, down 9.3% on month but up...

WT Micro reports decreased October revenues

Stockwatch - Nov 10, 15:48

IC distributor WT Microelectronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$9.075 billion (US$276.9 million) for October 2015, down about 12% on month and 7.6% on year.

Realtek dismisses rumors about sale of TV and network IC units

Stockwatch - Nov 9, 22:27

IC design house Realtek Semiconductor has dismissed recent rumors indicating the company will spin off its two business units and sell them to MediaTek and Novatek Microelectronics...

Auto IC market to display strongest growth through 2019, says IC Insights

Nov 9, 11:11

From 2014 through 2019, the automotive IC market is forecast to increase at an average annual growth rate of 6.7%, highest among the six major end-use IC applications (computer, consumer,...

Apple places driver IC orders for 2016 iPhone models with Synaptics

Nov 5, 15:39

Apple has placed LCD driver IC orders for its 2016 series of iPhones with Synaptics, indicating its in-house developed touch and display driver integration (TDDI) single-chip solutions...

IC distributor WT Micro reports EPS NT$1.14 for 3Q15

Newswatch - Nov 5, 14:26

IC distributor WT Microelectronics has reported net profits of NT$508 million (US$15.71 million) for the third quarter of 2015, which translated into an EPS of NT$1.14 for the quar...

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.

IC distributor WPG expects revenues to decline slightly in 4Q15

Newswatch - Nov 5, 09:45

IC distributor WPG expects its revenues to decline 4-6% to NT$129-135 billion (US$3.99-4.18 billion) in the fourth quarter of 2015 with a gross margin of 3.95-4.1% and an operating...

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...

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...

Touchscreen IC vendor FocalTech reports earnings for 3Q15

Newswatch - Nov 2, 10:57

Touchscreen and LCD driver IC vendor FocalTech Systems has reported net profits of NT$190 million (US$5.86 million) or NT$0.49 per share for the third quarter of 2015. For the first...

Price erosion in sensors and volatility in discretes slows total O-S-D growth, says IC Insights

Oct 29, 16:26

The worldwide market for optoelectronics, sensors and actuators, and discrete semiconductors (O-S-D) has turned into a mixed bag of double-digit growth for several major product categories...

IC Insights cuts 2015 IC market forecast to negative

Oct 26, 15:11

IC Insights has lowered its 2015 IC market forecast from 1% growth to negative 1%, citing a slowing China economy, strong US dollar, and falling DRAM ASPs.

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.

IC demand from China smartphone vendors to remain brisk in 2016, say sources

Oct 23, 11:29

Taiwan-based IC design houses expect demand for IC parts from China-based smartphone vendors to remain brisk in early 2016 as vendors have continued to upgrade the hardware specifications...

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)...

Foundries asking LCD driver IC firms to switch to 12-inch wafers

Oct 22, 11:29

IC foundries have requested their LCD driver IC clients to upgrade to 12-inch process in order to provide a stable supply for analog ICs, fingerprint sensors, MCUs, mixed-signal ICs,...

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...

Pure-play foundry market to grow 6% in 2015, says IC Insights

Oct 12, 16:03

The total pure-play foundry market is forecast to grow 6.1% to US$44.9 billion in 2015, according to IC Insights. The entire increase in pure-play foundry sales is forecast to be...

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.

Globalfoundries developing 10nm in-house

Oct 2, 10:57

Globalfoundries plans to develop 10nm process technology in-house instead of relying on licensing from Samsung, according to industry sources.

IC suppliers concerned about new iPhone orders

Oct 1, 16:28

Despite the record first-week sales for the newest iPhones, suppliers of related ICs have been concerned about the possibility of Apple downward adjusting its chip orders for the...

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...

Touchscreen controller IC prices falling

Sep 30, 11:06

Prices for smartphone-use touchscreen controller ICs have been falling as an increase in the number of suppliers has led to more competition in the market, according to industry so...

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

    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...

    Photo: Company, Jul 18.

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    KLA-Tencor Surfscan SP3

    KLA-Tencor has announced a new generation in the Surfscan family of wafer defect and surface quality inspection systems: the Surfscan SP3. As the first unpatterned wafer inspection...

    Photo: Company, Jul 18.

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    ZMDI ZSSC3008 sensor IC

    Zentrum Mikroelektronik Dresden (ZMDI), a supplier of analog and mixed-signal solutions for automotive, industrial and medical applications, has introduced the ZSSC3008 sensor signal...

    Photo: Company, Jul 14.

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    Samsung S3CT9KW smartcard chip

    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...

    Photo: Company, Nov 24.

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

    Seiko Epson and E-Ink have announced a new jointly developed display controller IC for color EPD, the S1D13524. The S1D13524 is a high-performance EPD controller with a built-in...

    Photo: company, May 20.

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