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  • Last update: Friday 30 September 2016 [2127 news items]

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.

Taiwan firms obtain verification for OLED driver ICs from Samsung, but still awaiting orders

Dec 18, 16:10

Taiwan-based IC design houses have disclosed their OLED panel-use driver ICs already went through verification by Samsung's procurement unit, but they have not landed orders from...

IoT market to nearly double by 2019, says IC Insights

Dec 17, 19:02

Between 2015 and 2019, worldwide systems revenues for applications connecting to the Internet of Things (IoT) will nearly double reaching US$124.5 billion in the final year of the...

Taiwan IC design houses look to auto and IoT related products for 2016 growth

Dec 16, 11:13

IC shipments for automotive electronics, wearables and IoT devices will enjoy a higher increase than shipments for PCs, tablets and smartphones in 2016, according to sources at Taiwan-based...

Should Taiwan open its IC design industry to China capital?

Dec 14, 23:28

Taiwan has come to a turning point as whether it should open its IC design industry to China investment. The issue arises now as China-based Tsinghua Unigroup wants to buy a 25% stake...

Tsinghua Unigroup looking to buy stakes in SPIL and ChipMOS

Dec 14, 10:54

China's state-controlled Tsinghua Unigroup plans to spend a total of about US$2 billion to acquire stakes in ChipMOS Technologies Taiwan and Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL)...

IC distributor WT Micro reports decreased sales for November

Newswatch - Dec 11, 16:16

IC distributor WT Microelectronics posted consolidated revenues of NT$8.942 billion (US$272.82 million) for November, down 1.47% on month and 13.85% on year.

New TSMC fab in China likely to target orders for driver ICs, touchscreen solutions

Dec 10, 11:02

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company's (TSMC) planned 12-inch wafer fab in China could be vying for 16nm chip orders from China's local IC design houses specializing in the...

Asia pure-play foundries to generate combined US$40 billion in 2016, says TrendForce

Dec 9, 20:12

Combined revenues of Asia-based pure-play semiconductor foundries are forecast to exceed US$36 billion in 2015, and top US$40 billion in 2016, according to a report from TrendForce...

Digitimes Research: Taiwan IC design industry output value to decline 1.8% in 4Q15

Dec 8, 21:51

The production value of Taiwan's IC design industry is expected to drop 1.8% sequentially in the fourth quarter of 2015, due mainly to seasonal factors, according to Digitimes Rese...

IDM IC sales growth likely to outpace fabless in 2015, says IC Insights

Dec 4, 10:56

In 2010, for the first and only time on record thus far, IDM semiconductor sales growth (35%) outpaced fabless semiconductor company sales growth (29%), according to IC Insights....

New FC BGA substrate plant to boost Unimicron 2016 revenues, says report

Stockwatch - Dec 3, 15:29

Revenues generated at Unimicron Technology's new flip-chip ball-grid array (FC BGA) substrate plant will reach NT$500 million (US$15.3 million) per month in 2016, up from about NT$350...

More Taiwan firms step up development for large-size touchscreen ICs

Dec 1, 15:44

More Taiwan-based IC design houses have stepped up development of touchscreen controller ICs for large-size applications such as all-in-one (AIO) computers, and touch-enabled monitors...

Commentary: Taiwan IC backend firms facing challenge from fast expanding China competitors

Nov 26, 16:23

A recent media report indicating that China-based Jiangsu Changjing Electronics Technology (JCET) has landed SiP (system-in-package) module orders from Apple could serve as a warning...

ASE to expand workforce at Chungli facility

Nov 26, 10:22

Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) will expand the workforce at its manufacturing site in Chungli, northern Taiwan to 15,000 from the current 9,000, as sales generated from...

Strong smartphone growth in saturated cellphone market, says IC Insights

Nov 25, 14:53

According to IC Insights, 89% of the new cellphones sold worldwide in 2015 are forecast to be replacements or additional cellphones sold to existing subscribers. Moreover, this percentage...

IC designers eye business opportunity from force touch solutions

Nov 24, 15:56

More Taiwan-based IC design houses, including FocalTech Systems and Himax Technologies, have stepped up their efforts to develop force touch sensors as China-based smartphone vendors...

Unimicron to spin off rigid-flex PCB unit

Stockwatch - Nov 19, 10:41

PCB and IC substrate maker Unimicron Technology has announced plans to spin off its rigid-flex PCB businesses into a wholly-owned separate company. The new entity will become effective...

Analog IC vendor GMT see earnings surge 132% sequentially in 3Q15

Newswatch - Nov 16, 15:43

Analog IC vendor Global Mixed-mode Technology (GMT) saw its net profit soar 132% sequentially to NT$151 million (US$4.62 million) in the third quarter of 2015. The earnings translated...

Taiwan 12-inch foundries offer discounts to attract orders

Nov 13, 10:54

Taiwan-based IC foundries are encouraging their LCD driver IC and fingerprint sensor clients to accelerate their transition to 12-inch wafers by narrowing the cost gap between 12-inch...

Strong US dollar to shave 4pp off of top-20 growth rate in 2015, says IC Insights

Nov 12, 10:36

The world's top-20 semiconductor companies' sales are forecast to be flat in 2015, 1pp higher than the growth rate expected for the total worldwide semiconductor industry, according...

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    Samsung Bio-Processor

    Samsung Electronics has announced it is mass producing an all-in-one advanced system logic chip for the health-oriented wearables market, the Bio-Processor. The Samsung Bio-Processor...

    Photo: Company, Jan 5.

  • KLA%2DTencor+2910+series+optical+inspection+system+and+eDR%2D7100+e%2Dbeam+review+tool

    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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