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  • Last update: Wednesday 26 November 2014 [1738 news items]

Taiwan IC designers seeing gross margin under pressure

7h 4min ago

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...

Falling LED bulb prices put pressure on LED driver IC firms

Nov 21, 10:34

Falling retail prices for LED light bulbs have put the LED driver IC market under pressure, according to industry sources. Some LED driver IC suppliers incapable of lowering their...

China IC design houses expand presence in touch IC and fingerprint sensor markets

Nov 21, 10:27

China-based IC design firms including Goodix and Silead have expanded their presence in both touch IC and fingerprint sensor markets, thanks to rising orders placed by China's brand...

Digitimes Research: Taiwan LCD driver IC revenues to rise 6% in 2014

Nov 20, 21:23

The combined revenues of Taiwan's top-six LCD driver IC makers are expected to register a 6.1% increase in 2014, according to Digitimes Research.

Automotive IC market to display strongest growth through 2018, says IC Insights

Nov 19, 21:38

Of the six major end-use applications for ICs, the automotive market is forecast to experience the strongest average annual revenue growth rate through 2018, according to IC Insigh...

Touchscreen controller IC prices to fall further in 2015

Nov 17, 21:55

Prices of touchscreen controller ICs used in handsets are likely to fall 30% or more in 2015, due to fierce price competition among China- and Taiwan-based chip suppliers, according...

Taiwan IC design houses developing IC parts for smartphone peripheral applications

Nov 14, 14:43

Taiwan-based IC design houses are foraying into the development of IC parts for smartphone peripheral applications such as wireless, rapid and mobile charging kits as well as wearable...

Niching 3Q14 net profits soar 86% on year

Nov 13, 19:27

IC packaging material and tool distributor Niching Industrial saw its third-quarter net profits soar 86% from a year earlier, with revenues increasing 37%.

Top-20 IC suppliers sales to rise 9% in 2014 , says IC Insights

Nov 10, 10:23

IC Insights has disclosed a forecast sales ranking of the 2014 top-20 semiconductor (IC and OSD – optoelectronic, sensor, and discrete) companies. It is expected to require...

Synaptics reportedly trialing 55nm driver IC production

Nov 7, 10:42

Synaptics, following its acquisition of Renesas SP Drivers, recently started trial production of LCD driver ICs using TSMC's 55nm node, according to industry sources.

Opto, sensors, discretes market set to rise 9% in 2014, says IC Insights

Nov 6, 10:48

The worldwide market for optoelectronics, sensors and actuators, and discrete semiconductors (O-S-D) appears to be returning to a new state of "normal" after struggling...

FocalTech 3Q14 profits slip

Nov 5, 19:08

Touchscreen controller IC vendor FocalTech Systems saw its net profits decline 50.7% sequentially to NT$153 million (US$5 million) in the third quarter of 2014. Higher inventories...

LED driver IC vendor Silergy set for brisk sales in 4Q14

Oct 22, 22:20

LED driver and analog IC maker Silergy expects its sales to remain brisk in the fourth quarter of 2014 after its revenues hit a record high of NT$326 million (US$10.73 million) in...

IC suppliers see orders from China pick up again

Oct 15, 14:35

Some Taiwan-based IC suppliers have seen orders from China's smartphone sector begin to rebound recently, reflecting a warn-up of sales of 4G smartphones, according to industry sou...

Digitimes Research: Silicon Works expected to expand non-LCD driver IC revenues thanks to LG

Oct 14, 15:33

Although Silicon Works' revenues from the LCD driver IC (LDI) business dropped 8.1% on year and reached KRW128.7 billion (US$120 million) in the first half of 2014 because of two...

Display driver IC market to reach US$7.3 billion in 2018, says DisplaySearch

Oct 13, 15:12

According to DisplaySearch, the display driver IC market is expected to reach US$7.3 billion in 2018, up from US$6.4 billion in 2012. This growth stems from driver ICs with higher...

Wafer supplies to affect 4Q14 performance at Taiwan-based IC design houses

Oct 13, 11:48

Some Taiwan-based LCD driver and analog IC vendors have indicated that their performance for the fourth quarter of 2014 will hinge on the supply of 8-inch wafers from major foundry...

Taiwan-based IC design houses look to slow sales in 4Q14

Oct 8, 21:53

Most Taiwan-based IC design houses are expected to see their revenues slide 10-15% sequentially in the fourth quarter of 2014 as order visibility for the quarter remains lower than...

LCD driver IC vendors ramping up non-LCD driver IC shipments

Oct 7, 22:14

Some Taiwan-based LCD driver IC vendors, including Himax Technologies, Sitronix Technology and ILi Technology (Ilitek), have begun ramping up shipments of non-LCD driver IC products,...

China-based IC design houses land fingerprint sensor orders from China handset vendors

Oct 2, 11:34

China-based IC design house Goodix reportedly has landed fingerprint sensor orders from China-based handset vendor Meizu, while fellow company Silead has snapped up similar orders...

IC design houses to ramp up rapid charge controller ICs

Oct 1, 10:29

Taiwan-based IC design houses, including On-Bright Electronics, Leadtrend Technology, Anpec Electronics and Hanergy Technologies, are expected to begin to ramp up shipments of rapid...

More Taiwan-based IC design houses to step into fingerprint sensor market

Sep 29, 15:34

More IC design houses in Taiwan and China are expected to enter the growing fingerprint sensor market, according to industry sources.

China foundry houses wooing orders from Taiwan IC suppliers

Sep 29, 12:35

China-based foundry houses, including Shanghai Huali Microelectronics, XMC and Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC), have stepped up efforts to solicit foundry...

Leading-edge IC foundry market forecast to increase 72% in 2014, says IC Insights

Sep 26, 16:18

Of the big-four pure-play foundries (i.e., TSMC, GlobalFoundries, UMC, and SMIC), TSMC is the only one that is expected to have a higher revenue-per-wafer figure in 2014 than in 2010...

Tablet sales momentum to slow down in 2015, say IC suppliers

Sep 25, 14:56

The growth momentum of global tablet sales is expected to slow down in 2015 due to the rising popularity of large-size smartphones and a rebound in demand for notebooks, according...

Commentary: Few Taiwan-made IC parts in iPhone 6

Sep 25, 10:55

A recent teardown of the iPhone 6 showed that Apple still prefers to use IC parts offered by leading international players, excluding most Taiwan-based IC design houses for the supply...

Micron reportedly in talks with PTI for setting up IC packaging/testing firm

Sep 24, 10:34

Micron Technology reportedly has held back plans to set up a joint IC packaging/testing company in China with Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) and instead may build a backend...

TSMC sees follow-up IC orders for iPhone 6 devices

Sep 16, 22:33

Foreign chipset suppliers have placed follow-up orders for chips to be used in iPhone 6 devices with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), extending order visibility...

Asia-Pacific dominates IC sales in largest system categories in 2014, says IC Insights

Sep 16, 16:23

Asia-Pacific is forecast to account for nearly 59% of the US$285.9 billion IC market in 2014, followed by the Americas region, Europe, and Japan. The Asia-Pacific region is particularly...

First-tier IC vendors enjoy strong sales in August but second-tier suppliers see fluctuations

Sep 11, 13:43

First-tier IC design houses including MediaTek, Realtek Semiconductor and Novatek Microelectronics saw their revenues continue to hit record highs in August, while some second-tier...

PC IC vendors look to better order visibility in 3Q14

Sep 3, 21:47

Order visibility for Taiwan-based PC and notebook related IC vendors for the third quarter of 2014 is better than expected due to a rebound in demand for notebooks and other PC products,...

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Demand of 3D ICs may not take off for 3 years, says Amkor Technology

Sep 3, 15:52

Demand for 3D IC parts may not begin to take off until three years due to concerns of high production costs, according to Mike Liang, president of Amkor Technology Taiwan.

Mike Liang, president of Amkor Technology Taiwan

Pre-October 1 holiday orders to be moderate, say Taiwan-based IC vendors

Sep 1, 16:19

IC orders prior to the October 1 holidays from China will not be strong as expected in 2014 as downstream clients already replenished their inventories in the first half of the 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, Nov 24.

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