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  • Last update: Thursday 11 September 2014 [1707 news items]

FocalTech looks to 50% growth in touch controller IC shipments in 2014

Mar 3, 21:40

IC design-house FocalTech Systems expects shipments of its touchscreen controller ICs to top 300 million units in 2014, increasing 50% from a year earlier.

Intel remains top semiconductor R&D spender, says IC Insights

Feb 26, 11:21

IC Insights has released its 2013 ranking of semiconductor companies by R&D spending. Intel continued to top all other chip companies, accounting for 37% of the top-10 spending...

China PCB makers begin shipping IC substrates and high-end PCBs

Feb 25, 16:07

China-based PCB makers have begun shipping IC substrates, high-end multi-layer boards and HDI boards for notebook, networking device and consumer electronics applications, which will...

Digitimes Research: Taiwan LCD driver IC revenues edge up in 2013

Feb 24, 19:57

The combined revenues of Taiwan's top-6 LCD (display) driver IC makers amounted to NT$100.5 billion (US$3.32 billion) in 2013, increasing 11.7% from a year earlier, according to Digitimes...

VIA reportedly moving x86 CPU resources to new joint venture in China

Feb 19, 22:09

VIA Technologies is rumored to have started shifting its x86 CPU technologies and related personnel to its newly formed IC design joint venture with a China government-owned investment...

LCD driver IC firms looking to improve gross margin

Feb 19, 21:54

LCD driver IC firms expect to post higher gross margins for 2014, buoyed by rising shipments of driver ICs for higher resolution panels, according to industry sources.

Taiwan IC design houses March sales to soar

Feb 19, 14:58

Taiwan-based IC design houses including MediaTek, Realtek Semiconductor, Richtek Technology, Novatek Microelectronics and Global Mixed-mode Technology (GMT) are expected to report...

Semiconductor unit shipments to exceed one trillion devices in 2016, says IC Insights

Feb 19, 11:40

Total semiconductor unit shipments (integrated circuits and opto-sensor-discrete, or O-S-D, devices) are forecast to grow annually through the current cyclical upturn and top one...

Intel to cut a deal with Apple for Fab 42?

Feb 13, 14:27

With shipments of desktop and notebooks in the doldrums since 2010, Intel's PC processor business has been in decline. Meanwhile, AMD and others are taking aim at the Intel-dominated...

Specialty IC foundry VIS likely to post strong 1Q14

Feb 13, 13:27

Specialty IC foundry Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) is expected to enjoy a particularly strong first quarter of 2014, thanks to growing demand for panel driver ICs used...

China market: Local LED driver IC suppliers perform strongly in 2013

Feb 12, 22:06

Most local LED driver IC vendors in China outperformed international and Taiwan-based rival companies in terms of shipments in 2013. Bright Power Semiconductor and Silan Microelectronics...

Analog IC suppliers set to enjoy growing market share

Feb 11, 22:09

Taiwan-based analog IC vendors are set to further expand their market shares in 2014 thanks to emerging business opportunities in the handset, tablet, games console and LED lighting...

300mm capacity dominates but life remains for 200mm wafer fabs, says IC Insights

Feb 5, 10:48

Nearly all new fab upgrade and construction activity has to do with 300mm wafer processing, but there is still plenty of life remaining in 200mm fabs, according to IC Insights.

Top-13 foundries account for 91% of total foundry sales in 2013, says IC Insights

Jan 29, 16:18

IC Insights has released its 2013 top IC foundries (pure-play and IDM) ranking. In total, the top 13 foundries represented 91% of total foundry sales in 2013.

Digitimes Research: Taiwan IC design houses perform strongly in 4Q13

Jan 29, 11:36

Taiwan-based IC design houses performed better than expected in the fourth quarter of 2013, yielding production value of NT$125.01 billion (US$4.12 billion), up 0.5% from the prior...

IC design houses head for strong sales in 1Q14

Jan 29, 10:42

IC design houses MediaTek, Realtek Semiconductor, Richtek Technology and Novatek Microelectronics are expected to perform better than expected in the first quarter of 2014, buoyed...

Mobile PCs and smartphones to be top revenue opportunities for IC suppliers in emerging high-speed wireless device market, says IHS

Jan 27, 15:50

Mobile PCs and smartphones will represent the top revenue opportunities for high-speed wireless integrated circuit (IC) suppliers by 2018, as these devices are projected to be the...

IC design house EETI looks to ship 50 million notebook touchscreen controller ICs in 2014

Jan 27, 12:20

IC design house Eglax-empia Technology (EETI) is expected to ship 50 million touchscreen controller ICs for notebook applications in 2014, according to an industry estimate.

Orise swings to loss in 4Q13

Jan 23, 21:39

LCD driver IC firm Orise Technology slid into the red in the fourth quarter of 2013, due to inventory losses resulting from falling product prices particularly prices for WVGA driver...

Global IC foundry sales rise 14% in 2013, says IC Insights

Jan 23, 15:39

Total IC foundry revenues grew to US$42.8 billion in 2013, a 14% increase from US$37.6 billion in 2012 and eight points more than the 6% growth displayed by the total IC market, according...

Foxconn plans to take over IC design house Socle

Jan 22, 22:02

An investment arm of Foxconn Electronics reportedly plans to acquire IC design house Socle Technology, in which Globalfoundries has a portion of shares, according to industry sourc...

IC distributor Weikeng posts net profits of over NT$500 million in 2013

Jan 21, 21:50

IC distributor Weikeng Industrial has reported net profits of NT$527 million (US$17.5 million) on revenues of NT$33.04 billion for 2013. EPS for 2013 stood at NT$2.16 compared to...

Taiwan IC suppliers to land more customized orders from China-based smartphone, tablet vendors

Jan 21, 15:16

Taiwan's IC suppliers for LCD driver ICs, accelerometers (G-sensors), light ambient light sensors and power management (PWM) ICs are expected to land more customized orders from China-based...

Taiwan LCD driver IC firms to expand offerings for high-resolution smartphone displays

Jan 21, 13:59

Taiwan-based IC design houses including Novatek Microelectronics, Himax technology, Orise Technology, ILi Technology (Ilitek), Raydium Semiconductor and Sitronix Technology are gearing...

Ilitek to strengthen offerings for smartphones

Jan 17, 11:37

LCD driver IC firm ILi Technology (Ilitek) is looking to enhance its offerings for smartphone panels in 2014. In addition to driver ICs for WVGA panels, Ilitek also aims to ramp up...

China market: MediaTek to lose 4G chip orders to other suppliers in 1Q14

Jan 15, 15:17

While MediaTek is expected to continue dominating China's 3G chipset market in the first quarter of 2014, the Taiwan-based IC design house may lose 4G chip orders to rivals including...

Microprocessor sales growth to strengthen slightly in 2014, says IC Insights

Jan 15, 11:10

A modest recovery in personal computers this year is expected to slightly strengthen overall sales growth in microprocessors (MPU), according to IC Insights. Total MPU sales are forecast...

Taiwan IC design houses gearing up for MEMS market boom in China

Jan 14, 11:22

Acknowleging that demand for MEMS sensors for use in smartphones, tablets and other portable electronics devices is set to boom in China, Taiwan-based IC design houses including Sitronix...

IC distributors WPG, WT Micro 4Q13 sales beat guidance

Jan 13, 23:08

Taiwan's top-two IC distributors WPG Holdings and WT Microelectronics both have reported higher than expected sales for the fourth quarter of 2013, buoyed by increased orders from...

Sitronix lands g-sensor orders for tablets

Jan 10, 14:27

IC design house Sitronix Technology has entered the supply chain of China's tablet industry with its MEMS accelerometers (g-sensors), according to market sources.

Samsung, TSMC and Micron top list of IC industry capacity leaders, says IC Insights

Jan 9, 12:19

IC Insights has provided a ranking of the industry's 10 largest IC manufacturers in terms of installed capacity. Included in the list are four from North America, two from South Korea,...

LCD driver IC brisk sales to continue in 2014

Jan 3, 11:57

Major Taiwan-based LCD driver IC players, including Novatek Microelectronics, Himax Technologies and Orise Technology, are set to enjoy continued sales growth in 2014 thanks to orders...

Orise gearing up for WQHD displays

Jan 2, 22:11

LCD driver IC firm Orise Technology is ready to provide its customers solutions for WQHD (2560 by 1440) displays for use in smartphones, according to industry sources. Shipments of...

WPG, WT Micro optimistic about 2014

Jan 2, 20:36

IC distributors WPG Holdings and WT Microelectronics have both expressed optimism about their performance in 2014, citing the continued growth in demand for entry-level and mid-range...

MediaTek to control over 50% of smartphone touchscreen controller IC market in China

Jan 2, 14:19

MediaTek could control over a 50% share of the smartphone-use touchscreen controller IC market in China after the Taiwan-based design house officially merges with fellow company MStar...

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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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