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IC substrate suppliers Unimicron, Kinsus to see flat performance in 4Q13

Dec 9, 14:56

IC substrate suppliers Unimicron Technology and Kinsus Interconnect Technology both have reported sequential revenue declines for November and expect flat sales for the fourth quarter...

Digitimes Research: Melfas emerging as leading touchscreen controller IC player in Korea

Dec 6, 11:45

While international IC players such as Atmel, Cypress and Synaptics are currently dominating the global touchscreen controller IC market, Melfas, Zinitix and Imagis Technology are...

IC vendor Parade reports strong sales for November

Newswatch - Dec 5, 15:59

Mixed signal IC vendor Parade Technologies has announced revenues of NT$565 million (US$19.03 million) for November, up 13.4% sequentially and 60% on year. Accumulated 2013 revenues...

Mobile handsets to pass PCs as largest systems market and IC consumer, says IC Insights

Dec 4, 11:03

Mobile handsets are set to overtake standard PCs, including desktops and notebooks, as both the largest electronic systems market and the largest end-use application for ICs in 2013...

Smartphones, Ultra HD TVs to buoy Novatek revenues in 2014

Dec 3, 14:13

LCD driver IC specialist Novatek Microelectronics is optimistic about its operations for 2014 citing brisk demand coming from the smartphone and Ultra TV sectors. The company also...

ASE, SPIL developing low-cost IC substrates

Dec 2, 10:35

Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) and Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL) have both developed low-cost IC substrates to satisfy demand from mobile chip suppliers, which...

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Driver IC vendor Ilitek expects flat 4Q13 sales

Nov 29, 12:24

LCD driver IC supplier ILi Technology (Ilitek) expects its fourth-quarter sales to register flat sequential growth thanks to replenishment demand prior to the 2014 Lunar New Year...

Analog IC suppliers look to slight rebound in orders in November-December

Nov 27, 22:09

Taiwan-based analog IC vendors expect orders from the notebook sector to increase 5% sequentially in November and another 5% in December as supply chains in Taiwan and China replenish...

IC design houses see rally on strong demand in China

Nov 27, 15:42

Taiwan-based IC design houses which have deepened their sales in China will see their share prices soar significantly in 2013 thanks to strong demand from China's smartphone and tablet...

IC orders for iPhone 5c likely to rise in 1Q14, say Taiwan firms

Nov 26, 13:58

With more mobile operators in emerging markets set to roll out Apple's iPhone 5c, IC orders related to the device are expected to pick up and begin to rise in the first quarter of...

IC material distributor Niching 4Q13 sales to rise

Nov 22, 14:35

Taiwan-based IC packagfing material distributor Niching Industrial is expected to see its fourth-quarter revenues grow sequentially by 10-15% to the highest quarterly level for 2013,...

IC material distributors Topco, Wah Lee to post steady sales in 4Q13

Nov 20, 22:18

IC material distributors Topco Scientific and Wah Lee Industrial will see their sales remain steady in the fourth quarter of 2013, buoyed by orders for silicon wafers and photoresists...

Touchscreen controller IC vendor FocalTech reports profits down for 3Q13, says paper

Newswatch - Nov 20, 15:18

Touchscreen controller IC vendor FocalTech Systems has reported net profits of NT$287 million (US$9.72 million) for the third quarter of 2013, decreasing 18.4% from the previous quarter...

IC distributor ANStek gross margin rises on improved product mix

Nov 15, 12:09

IC distributor Answer Technology (ANStek) saw its net profits and gross margin both improve in the third quarter of 2013, thanks to a favorable product mix.

IC design houses likely to post better-than-expected 4Q13 results on short lead-time orders

Nov 15, 10:40

Taiwan-based IC suppliers which are offering IC components including application processors, LCD driver ICs, touchscreen controller ICs, analog ICs and ambient light sensors, are...

LCD panel inventory falls, say driver IC firms

Nov 14, 21:28

Panel makers have been engaged in inventory adjustment for the past 4-5 months, and now hold less than one month of inventory, according to sources at Taiwan-based LCD driver IC fi...

Analog IC vendors GMT, iML look to decreased revenues for 4Q13

Nov 13, 22:01

Analog IC vendor Global Mixed-mode Technology (GMT) is expected to see its revenues decline 6-16% sequentially in the fourth quarter of 2013, while fellow company integrated Memory...

IC testing firm Ardentec expects 4Q13 sales to drop up to 5%

Nov 13, 15:50

Ardentec, a Taiwan-based provider of wafer and mixed-signal IC testing services, expects to post an up to 5% sequential decrease in fourth-quarter sales. The firm has reported consolidated...

China-based smartphone vendors set to rise in 2013 rankings, says IC Insights

Nov 13, 13:55

Lenovo, ZTE, Huawei and Yulong/Coolpad have taken advantage of the surging low-end smartphone market. According to IC Insights, the four major China-based handset companies are forecast...

Taiwan IC vendors to count on smartphone, tablet and LED lighting segments in 2014

Nov 11, 11:42

Taiwan-based IC design houses will target the smartphone, tablet and LED lighting sectors in order to ramp up their sales and earnings in 2014, according to industry observers.

Touchscreen controller IC vendor FocalTech debuts on TSE

Nov 8, 14:50

FocalTech Systems, a leading supplier of touchscreen controller ICs for smartphones, debuted on the Taiwan Stock Exchange on November 8 with an initial offering of NT$250 (US$8.49)...

IC Insights expects big changes in 2013 chip ranking

Nov 7, 11:12

IC Insights expects significant changes in the ranking amongst the top-20 semiconductor suppliers this year compared to 2012 rankings. Later this month (November 2013), the market...

IC distributor Promate sees earnings improve in first 3 quarters of 2013

Nov 4, 12:47

IC distributor Promate Electronic has seen its gross margin and earnings improve significantly in the first three quarters of 2013 as compared to the same period a year earlier thanks...

Qualcomm to shake up STB IC market, says IHS

Nov 4, 11:53

Mobile semiconductor giant Qualcomm is muscling its way into the set-top box (STB) chip business, a move likely to shake up the market's competitive landscape, IHS believes.

Wireless networking remains a strong IC market driver, says IC Insights

Oct 31, 16:10

Wireless networking is now a standard capability in many electronic systems, such as notebooks and desktops, smartphones and residential gateways, according to IC Insights. Built-in...

IC distributor Edom cautious about 4Q13

Oct 29, 16:02

Taiwan-based IC distributor Edom Technology has expressed caution about its performance in the fourth quarter of 2013, after posting brisk results for the third quarter.

ASE reportedly to buy Panasonic IC backend plants

Newswatch - Oct 28, 21:24

Taiwan-based Advanced Semiconductor Engineering's (ASE) is likely to take over Panasonic's IC backend sites overseas, according to a recent Chinese-language Commercial Times...

Austria-based PCB maker AT&S building new IC substrate plant in China

Oct 25, 12:13

AT&S is currently building a new IC substrate plant in Chongqing, China with volume production slated for year-end 2014. The new plant will have a production capacity of 100,000...

Touchscreen controller IC prices to drop 20-30% in 2014

Oct 24, 10:41

Prices of touchscreen controller ICs are expected to drop 20-30% in 2014, down from current levels of US$1.2-1.5 per unit for high-end smartphones and below US$1 for entry-level models,...

IC vendors FocalTech, Silergy to list on TSE in 4Q13

Oct 23, 13:49

FocalTech Systems and Silergy, two Taiwan-invested IC design houses in China, will debut on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE) in the fourth quarter of 2013 after sustaining strong growth...

Opto, sensor and discrete IC market growth slows in 2013, says IC Insights

Oct 23, 11:00

Several years after a strong recovery from the 2008-2009 downturn, the market for optoelectronics, sensors/actuators, and discrete semiconductors (O-S-D) is bumping and grinding its...

Major IC foundries 2014 capex to focus on 14/16nm process production

Oct 22, 21:15

IDMs Intel and Samsung Electronics, and pure-play foundries TSMC and Globalfoundries are set to see their combined capital expenditures rise about 20% in 2014, according to industry...

SMIC forms R&D and manufacturing center for sensors, 3D IC

Oct 22, 16:14

China-based IC foundry Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) has announced the formation of an R&D and manufacturing center for sensors and 3D ICs, the Center for CVS3D...

Foundries gearing up for IC card market boom in China

Oct 21, 21:53

Foundries including Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) and Huahong Grace Semiconductor are all gearing up for China's...

IC distributors WPG, WT Micro post record 3Q13 sales

Oct 17, 21:25

WPG Holdings and WT Microelectronics, Taiwan's top-two IC distributors, have both reported record consolidated revenues for September and the third quarter of 2013.

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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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