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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.

Intel could also be TSMC customer, says Chang

Jun 9, 21:18

TSMC is dedicated to providing foundry services for logic IC providers worldwide, and mergers in the industry will have little impact on the foundry's operations, said company chairman...

UMC developing 18nm process technology

Jun 2, 12:04

Taiwan-based contract chipmaker United Microelectronics (UMC) internally has made a decision to move to 18nm process technology from 28nm, as the foundry finds it tougher and would...

IC demand for PCs remains slow

Jun 1, 14:02

IC orders for PCs have remained slow thus far in 2015, whereas orders for handsets and consumer electronics devices are picking up prior to the third quarter peak season, according...

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MediaTek to expand workforce in 2015

May 27, 20:22

MediaTek will hire a total of 2,000 extra workers in 2015, according to the IC design house.

UMC holds technology forum in Japan

May 27, 20:03

United Microelectronics (UMC) on May 27 held its 2015 Japan Technology Forum to showcase the company's IoT and automotive IC manufacturing solutions to Japan-based semiconductor co...

Samsung steps up purchases of IC parts from Taiwan

May 22, 15:21

Samsung Electronics has stepped up purchases of IC parts from its Taiwan-based suppliers, including Himax Technologies, Richtek Technology and Silergy, according to industry source...

IC Insights releases top-20 semiconductor suppliers in 1Q15

May 21, 21:32

IC Insights has released its list of the world's top-20 semiconductor suppliers including three pure-play foundries and four fabless companies in the first quarter of 2015.

GaAs IC firms look to strong growth in 2H15

May 19, 22:09

GaAs IC foundries Win Semiconductors and Advanced Wireless Semiconductor Company (AWSC), and GaAs epi-wafer supplier Visual Photonics Epitaxy Company (VPEC) are set to report significant...

ESMT, Etron enter Taiwan top-10 IC design houses in 1Q15

May 19, 16:04

Memory-IC design companies Elite Semiconductor Memory Technology (ESMT) and Etron Technology both broke into Taiwan's top-10 IC design houses in the first quarter of 2015.

Touchscreen controller IC vendor FocalTech sees losses narrow in 1Q15

Newswatch - May 18, 10:53

Touchscreen controller and LCD driver IC supplier FocalTech Systems has reported that its net losses shrank 63.7% sequentially to NT$55.56 million (US$1.83 million) in the first quarter...

ASE and TDK team up for IC embedded substrates

May 15, 15:38

Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) and TDK have announced that the companies will enter into an agreement to establish a joint venture company to manufacture IC embedded substrates...

Handset demand to rise fast in 2H15, says MediaTek executive

May 15, 14:41

Handset demand in China and other emerging markets are expected to rise rapidly in the second half of 2015, according to MediaTek senior VP Chu Shang-tsu.

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Himax expects sales drop in 2Q15

May 15, 11:51

LCD driver IC design specialist Himax Technologies expects to post a revenue decline of 5-9% sequentially in the second quarter of 2015, with gross margin sliding about 2pp on quar...

IC distributor ANStek 1Q15 profits rise

May 14, 22:11

IC distributor Answer Technology (ANStek) has reported net profits of NT$56 million (US$1.8 million) on consolidated revenues of NT$799 million for the first quarter of 2015, with...

SPIL to see sales rebound in May, says paper

May 13, 21:25

IC packaging and testing company Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL), which saw its revenues decrease 6.6% sequentially in April, is expected to see its May revenues rebound,...

TI strengthens analog market share, says IC Insights

May 13, 10:36

Texas Instruments (TI) was again the leading supplier of analog devices in 2014 with US$8.1 billion in sales, and increased its analog market share to 18%, while Skyworks Solutions...

Realtek April revenues drop on year

Stockwatch - May 7, 15:39

Fabless IC firm Realtek Semiconductor has reported consolidated revenues for April 2015 grew 3.9% sequentially but dropped 1.89% on year to reach NT$2.65 billion (US$86.4 million).

Novatek expects flat sales for 2Q15

May 7, 10:06

LCD driver IC design specialist Novatek Microelectronics has estimated consolidated revenues for the second quarter of 2015 will reach between NT$12.5 billion (US$408 million) and...

Utilization rates at 8-inch fabs falling

May 7, 10:04

Capacity utilization rates at 8-inch wafer fabs have fallen at a faster-than-expected pace recently prompting foundry houses to lower their quotes, according to sources at Taiwan-based...

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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.

  • KLA%2DTencor+Surfscan+SP3

    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.

  • ZMDI+ZSSC3008+sensor+IC

    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.

  • Samsung+S3CT9KW+smartcard+chip

    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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