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IC design houses set to land more orders from smartphone sector in 2016

Mar 16, 15:50

Taiwan-based IC design houses are set to land more orders from the smartphone sector in 2016 as smartphones launched in the year are likely to come with dual-lens modules, fingerprint...

Cadence launches complete IC packaging design and analysis solutions for fan-out WLCSP

Mar 16, 11:03

Cadence Design Systems has announced the availability of foundry-proven IC packaging design and analysis solutions for advanced fan-out wafer-level chip scale packaging (WLCSP) and...

WPG posts 15% revenue increase in February

Stockwatch - Mar 10, 22:03

IC distributor WPG has announced consolidated revenues for February 2016 increased 15.2% from a year earlier to NT$30.82 billion (US$937 million).

WT Micro reports February revenues decrease

Stockwatch - Mar 9, 22:07

IC distributor WT Microelectronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$7.05 billion (US$214.5 million) for February 2016, down 2.6% on year and 31.5% sequentially.

Semiconductor unit shipments to exceed 1 trillion devices in 2018, says IC Insights

Mar 8, 15:45

Total unit shipments of semiconductors which include ICs and opto-sensor-discrete (O-S-D) devices are forecast to continue their upward march and top one trillion units for the first...

Taiwan passes South Korea to become No.1 in total IC wafer fab capacity, says IC Insights

Mar 1, 15:10

As of December 2015, Taiwan led all regions/countries in wafer capacity with nearly 22% of worldwide IC capacity installed in the country, according to IC Insights. Taiwan surpassed...

EDA, IC design service companies positive about 1Q16

Feb 26, 10:45

EDA and IC design service companies have been approached by many of their customers for design services despite seasonality, and have expressed optimism about their performance in...

China, Taiwan IC firms ramp 16nm chip orders at TSMC

Feb 25, 14:20

China- and Taiwan-based IC design houses including MediaTek, HiSilicon Technologies and Spreadtrum Communications have placed 16nm chip orders with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing...

SPIL to deal out cash dividend per share of NT$3.80 for 2015

Feb 25, 13:58

IC packager Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL) has decided to distribute a cash dividend per share of NT$3.80 (US$0.11) for 2015, according to a resolution passed by the company's...

MediaTek increases orders to TSMC

Feb 24, 11:39

With its business scope expanding on the acquisition of several fellow Taiwan-based IC companies, MediaTek has significantly scaled up its orders to Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing...

Handset baseband IC market decreases 5% in 2015, says Strategy Analytics

Feb 24, 11:11

The global cellular baseband processor market declined 5% on year to US$21.1 billion in 2015, according to Strategy Analytics. Shipments of LTE baseband chips exceeded one billion...

Semiconductor capital spending declines in 2015, says IC Insights

Feb 23, 15:46

According to IC Insights, total worldwide semiconductor industry capital spending is forecast to show low single-digit growth in 2016 after registering a 1% decline in 2015. Last...

Several Taiwan IC design houses ready for virtual reality boom

Feb 23, 11:04

Etron Technology, Elan Microelectronics and C-Media Electronics are already engaged in the development of chips for virtual reality (VR) devices gearing up for the market boom. However,...

ASE, KYEC make equipment purchases

Stockwatch - Feb 22, 23:56

IC packaging and testing houses Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) and King Yuan Electronics (KYEC) have both announced equipment purchases via their respective company filings...

Digitimes Research: IC manufacturers to cross into packaging industry

Feb 19, 15:38

With IT products such as smartphone and Internet of Things (IoT) devices being designed with considerations of high performance, low cost, low power consumption and small form factor,...

Taiwan IC design houses look to short lead-time orders in March-April

Feb 18, 11:31

Demand for smartphone-, tablet- and other mobile device-related chips is unlikely to gain any momentum until the end of March or early April when clients start placing short-lead...

PTI to increase capex for 2016

Feb 3, 15:56

IC backend service company Powertech Technology (PTI) expects its capex to reach between NT$10 billion (US$299 million) and NT$12 billion in 2016, compared with the NT$7-8 billion...

Novatek looks to 5-9% revenue decrease in 1Q16

Stockwatch - Feb 3, 12:23

IC design house Novatek Microelectronics expects to post a revenue decrease of 5-9% sequentially in the first quarter of 2016. Novatek estimated that revenues for the first quarter...

Pixart Imaging 1Q16 revenues to drop 5-10%

Stockwatch - Feb 3, 12:20

IC design house Pixart Imaging is likely to post a revenue decrease of 5-10% sequentially in the first quarter of 2016, as a result of seasonal factors, market watchers estimate based...

Holtek expects MCU demand to pick up after Lunar New Year

Feb 2, 14:51

Holtek Semiconductor, which designs and develops microcontrollers (MCU) and consumer electronics IC solutions, expects MCU demand to pick up following the Lunar New Year holiday.

FocalTech optimistic about 2016 with new products

Feb 2, 12:16

FocalTech Systems has been engaged in the development of single-chip integrated driver controllers, as well as the development of force touch solutions and fingerprint sensors, and...

Taiwan IC suppliers look to land more orders from Huawei, Lenovo in 2016

Feb 1, 13:23

Taiwan-based IC design houses, particularly LCD driver IC vendors, are eyeing orders from Huawei and Lenovo to sustain sales growth and market share in 2016, according to industry...

Handset baseband IC market declines 12% in 3Q15, says Strategy Analytics

Jan 29, 11:01

The global cellular baseband processor market declined 12% from a year earlier to US$5.1 billion in the third quarter of 2015, according to Strategy Analytics. Qualcomm, MediaTek,...

Parade looks to up to 8% revenue increase in 1Q16

Jan 29, 10:53

Mixed-signal IC design house Parade Technologies expects to post consolidated revenues of between US$67 million and US$73 million in the first quarter of 2016 representing sequential...

Global 2016 IC market to rise 4%, says IC Insights

Jan 26, 15:38

Market research firm IC Insights has forecast that the global IC market will log a 4% increase in 2016, and fab capacity utilization rates will range from 90% to 93% with 12-inch...

Order visibility prior to Lunar New Year remains unclear, say Taiwan IC designers

Jan 25, 21:49

Taiwan-based IC design houses have expressed caution about the first quarter of 2016 citing unclear order visibility. Customers are still reluctant to place orders despite the approach...

Holtek posts record profits for 2015

Stockwatch - Jan 25, 21:42

Holtek Semiconductor, which designs and develops standard microcontrollers (MCU) and consumer electronics IC solutions, has reported record net profits of NT$806.8 million (US$24...

China market: Force touch sensor demand to increase in 2H16

Jan 22, 10:22

More China-based Android phone developers are ready to roll out new models featuring force touch screens in 2016, but orders for force touch sensors from China are unlikely to see...

Semiconductor R&D growth slows in 2015, says IC Insights

Jan 21, 14:52

Semiconductor industry spending on research and development grew by just 0.5% in 2015, which was the smallest increase since the 2009 downturn year and significantly below the compound...

Samsung and TSMC remain top in available wafer fab capacity, says IC Insights

Jan 8, 10:29

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,...

IC design house Sinopower to list on OTC

Jan 7, 16:05

Sinopower Semiconductor, an IC design house specializing in power discrete devices (MOSFET and IGBT) and high-voltage power ICs (HV IC), will list on the Taiwan over-the-counter (OTC)...

Taiwan IC design houses gearing up for IoT boom

Dec 30, 11:15

Brisk orders for IoT-related products are expected to boost the performance of several Taiwan-based IC design houses specializing in MCUs, power management ICs and wireless transmission...

Unimicron approves NT$5.01 billion for 2016 capex

Stockwatch - Dec 25, 10:56

The board of directors of Unimicron Technology, a manufacturer of PCBs and IC substrates, has approved plans to budget NT$5.01 billion (US$152.9 million) in capital expenditures (capex)...

Elan to mass ship fingerprint sensors in 2Q16

Dec 24, 14:21

Touchscreen controller IC specialist Elan Microelectronics has entered development of fingerprint sensors with mass shipments slated for the second quarter of 2016, according to the...

Digitimes Research: Taiwan IC foundry capacity utilization rate to fall in 4Q15

Dec 22, 11:47

Utilization rates at Taiwan's top-three IC foundries will fall further to 85.8% in the fourth quarter of 2015 - the lowest level in 13 quarters, according to Digitimes Research.

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