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Foundry houses, IC design vendors vying for fingerprint sensor orders

May 26, 15:11

Wafer foundry houses as well as more Taiwan-based IC vendors will vie for the growing fingerprint identification sensor orders from the smartphone sector in the second half of 2014,...

Taiwan-based IC design houses eager to develop chips for wearable devices

May 22, 13:53

Taiwan-based IC design houses have been eager to develop chips, including customized IC parts, for wearable devices, while international IC players are more conservative about the...

MediaTek, SK Hynix, AMD, and Micron sales surge in 1Q14, says IC Insights

May 20, 16:22

The top-20 worldwide semiconductor (IC and OSD-optoelectronic, sensor, and discrete) sales rankings for first-quarter 2014 included nine suppliers headquartered in the US, three in...

Some IC design houses see orders declining in May

May 16, 12:15

A number of IC design houses, including MediaTek, FocalTech Systems, Richtek Technology and On-Bright Electronics, have reported a slowdown in orders from the supply chain in China...

LED driver IC vendor Macroblock reports earnings for 1Q14

Newswatch - May 15, 11:52

LED driver IC vendor Macroblock has reported net profits of NT$34.44 million (US$1.14 million) for the first quarter of 2014, increasing 10.6% sequentially and 79% on year. The earnings...

Taiwan PC IC designers conservative about 2Q14

May 9, 14:09

Taiwan-based PC IC design houses are generally conservative about the prospects for second quarter of 2014, expecting their sales to grow 5-10% on average for the quarter, according...

TXC sets aside NT$600 million for 2014 capital expenditure

May 8, 20:51

Quartz crystal component maker TXC, in order to expand production capacity, has set aside a budget of NT$600 million (US$19.8 million) for capital expenditure in 2014, the company...

LCD driver IC suppliers looking for additional capacity at foundry houses

May 8, 14:08

LCD driver IC suppliers plan to snap up more capacity at wafer foundry houses due to tight production schedules at most foundries' 8-inch fabs, according to industry sources.

China PCB makers stepping into IC substrate sector

May 7, 21:49

China-based PCB maker Shennan Circuits has begun small-volume production of wirebond substrates with mass production to start in the third quarter of 2014. Fellow company Founder...

Taiwan-based IC suppliers scooping up orders from China

May 7, 15:39

Taiwan-based suppliers of ambient light sensors, LCD driver ICs, analog ICs, touch controller ICs and niche memory chips are set to enjoy booming sales in 2014 thanks to increasing...

IC design house Parade sees 1Q14 revenues double on-year

Newswatch - May 6, 14:54

Mixed-signal IC design house Parade Technologies has reported consolidated revenues of US$44.5 million for the first quarter of 2014, down 18.4% sequentially but up 112.7% on year.

MPUs used in PCs, servers and embedded systems slide to 69% of all microprocessor sales in 2013, says IC Insights

May 5, 13:51

In 2013, tablet microprocessors represented nearly 6% of worldwide MPU sales, compared to 4% in the previous year, while smartphone application processors accounted for 25% of the...

Digitimes Research: Taiwan IC design industry maintains momentum in 1Q14

May 2, 12:38

The production value of Taiwan's IC design industry totaled NT$119.52 billion (US$3.96 billion) in the first quarter of 2014, down 4% sequentially but up 19.7% from a year earlier,...

IC substrate suppliers to compete for 20nm and below process orders in 2015

Apr 25, 14:33

IC substrate suppliers Ibiden, AT&S, Kinsus Interconnect Technology and Unimicron Technology are expected to compete fiercely for IC substrate orders using 20nm and below processes...

Taiwan IC design houses see booming orders from China smartphone vendors

Apr 25, 13:56

China-based smartphone vendors have been increasing their purchases of IC parts, including application processors, LCD driver ICs, touchscreen controller ICs, analog ICs and ambient...

Touchscreen controller IC vendors expanding product lines

Apr 25, 12:00

Taiwan-based touchscreen controller IC vendors are expanding their product lines to include other IC parts such as LCD driver ICs, ambient light sensors, fingerprint recognition chips...

Intel looking to tap entry-level tablet market with Bay Trail-Entry

Apr 22, 19:24

In an attempt to tap China and other emerging markets for Android entry-level tablets, Intel will launch Bay Trail-Entry, a CPU platform specifically for use in entry-level tablets...

TSMC to ramp IC packaging revenues to US$1 billion in 2015, says paper

Newswatch - Apr 21, 11:27

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) aims to ramp up its IC packaging revenues to US$1 billion in 2015 and to US$2 billion in 2016, according to a Chinese-language...

Digitimes Research: Korea-based Silicon Works looks to ramp up LCD driver IC shipments for Ultra TVs

Apr 16, 16:02

Optimizing its experience of shipping LCD driver ICs for HD displays used in iPads, Korea-based Silicon Works is expected to ramp up its shipments of display driver ICs for Ultra...

IC distribuotr WPG 1Q14 sales beat guidance

Newswatch - Apr 11, 14:14

IC distributor WPG Holdings has reported revenues of NT$38.64 billion (US$1.29 billion) for March, up 26.5% sequentially and 17% on year, buoyed by brisk sales of smartphones, tablets,...

Digitimes Research: Taiwan IC backend production value to expand 5.9% in 2014

Apr 11, 10:47

The production value of Taiwan's IC testing and packaging industry is expected to grow 5.9% in 2014, higher than the 4.9% growth posted a year earlier, as well as the 4.2% growth...

Qualcomm announces highest-end Snapdragon 810 and 808 processors

Apr 9, 10:47

Qualcomm Technologies has introduced its next-generation mobile processors for the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 tier, the Snapdragon 810 and 808 processors. The Snapdragon 810 and 808...

IC backend service firms to enjoy brisk sales in 2Q14

Apr 8, 15:05

Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE), Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL) and other IC backend service companies are expected to enjoy brisk sales in the second quarter of...

Consumer IC vendors look to strong sales in 2Q14

Apr 3, 15:48

Consumer IC vendors including Generalplus Technology, Holtek Semiconductor, Sonix Technology, Alpha Microelectronics, Elan Microelectronics and Nuvoton Technology are expected to...

Machvision sees strong orders from IC substrate sector

Apr 1, 22:28

Automatic optical inspection (AOI) tool maker Machvision expects orders from the IC substrate sector to be the growth driver for 2014, according to company chairman Wang Kuang-hsia...

ASE, Inotera reportedly to set up 3D IC packaging joint venture

Mar 31, 21:48

Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) reportedly plans to team up with Inotera Memories to set up a joint venture for handling TSV (through-silicon via) 3D IC packaging.

Richtek, GMT ramping analog IC shipments

Mar 31, 14:49

Analog IC design houses Richtek Technology and Global Mixed-mode Technology (GMT) are expected to see their shipments of power management (PWM) ICs for smartphone and tablet applications...

O-S-D market to pull out of 2-year slump in 2014, says IC Insights

Mar 27, 15:21

For the second year in a row, market growth in optoelectronics, sensors and actuator devices, and discrete semiconductors (O-S-D) was crippled in 2013 by economic uncertainty, price...

Samsung, Intel, TSMC to account for 52% of semiconductor capex in 2014, says IC Insights

Mar 26, 14:45

Samsung Electronics and Intel are each forecast to spend at least US$11 billion in semiconductor capital during 2014, and TSMC slightly less than US$10 billion. Collectively the three...

Analog IC vendors to see sales and profits grow in 2014

Mar 25, 21:26

Taiwan-based analog IC vendors are expected to see their sales and profits grow in 2014, buoyed by the release of new products for smartphone, tablet, LED lighting, server, STB and...

IC market for personal computing systems to jump 6% in 2014, says IC Insights

Mar 25, 14:16

Following three consecutive years of declines, the IC market for total personal computing systems is forecast to increase 6% to US$77.7 billion in 2014 and climb another 6% in 2015...

IC substrate, backup board makers ramping up capacity for advanced processes

Mar 25, 13:55

Taiwan-based IC substrate and backup board makers will ramp up their investments in 2014 for the development of high-end substrates and backup boards for advanced foundry processes,...

Some small-size LCD driver IC makers likely to put up for sale

Mar 19, 22:11

Recent market rumors have indicated that some Taiwan-based small- to medium-size LCD driver IC makers are looking for potential investors hoping to sell their plants at good prices...

Taiwan IC production value to grow 11.1% in 2014, say TSIA and IEK

Mar 18, 11:20

Taiwan's IC sector, consisting of designers, manufacturers, packaging and testing houses, generated production value of NT$1,888.6 billion (US$63.3 billion) in 2013, increasing 15.6%...

LCD driver IC vendor UltraChip debuts on OTC market

Mar 17, 12:08

LCD driver IC vendor UltraChip has debuted on Taiwan's over-the-counter (OTC) securities market at an initial price of NT$11.50 (US$0.38).

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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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