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Digitimes Research: Tablet AP shipments to China drop 7.7% on year

Mar 2, 15:32

Tablet application processor (AP) shipments to China are estimated to decline 24.2% sequentially to reach 26.3 million units in the first quarter of 2015. Compared to the same period...

MediaTek founds investment arm with US$300 million

Mar 2, 14:52

MediaTek has announced the launch of MediaTek Ventures – a new strategic investment arm within the company. Headquartered in Hsinchu, Taiwan, MediaTek Ventures will initially...

TSMC, MediaTek move up in semiconductor R&D, says IC Insights

Mar 2, 10:33

Pure-play foundry TSMC and fabless chipmaker MediaTek both moved up in IC Insights' 2014 ranking of semiconductor companies by R&D spending. TSMC increased its R&D budget...

Elan posts pre-tax EPS of NT$3.82 for 2014

Feb 25, 14:41

Elan Microelectronics, a provider of touchscreen controller ICs and fingerprint sensors, has reported a pre-tax EPS of NT$3.82 (US$0.12) for 2014.

Xilinx unveils 16nm UltraScale+ family of FPGAs

Feb 25, 14:08

Xilinx has announced its 16nm UltraScale+ family of FPGAs, 3D ICs and MPSoCs, combining new memory, 3D-on-3D and multi-processing SoC (MPSoC) technologies. The UltraScale+ family...

Digitimes Research: Government-led investment funds to drive China IC design growth

Feb 25, 12:15

China's government policies for supporting the local IC design industry have put less emphasis on intervention measures such as offering tax breaks, providing direct financial support,...

Consolidation needed to address oversupply in NOR flash industry: Q&A with Macronix chairman Miin Wu

Feb 24, 15:49

Macronix International, which ranks as the world's second-largest NOR flash supplier with a 19% share currently, aims to become the number one player in the sector with a 30% share...

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Globalfoundries, IMEC to jointly develop RF solutions for IoT applications

Feb 24, 11:02

Globalfoundries has announced a partnership with IMEC for joint research on future radio architectures and designs for highly-integrated mobile devices and IoT applications.

Semiconductor unit shipments to exceed one trillion devices in 2017, says IC Insights

Feb 24, 11:01

Total semiconductor unit shipments (integrated circuits and opto-sensor-discrete, or O-S-D, devices) are forecast to continue their upward march through the current cyclical period...

Digitimes Research: Qualcomm antitrust probe reshapes patent licensing in China

Feb 17, 15:46

China's anti-trust investigation of Qualcomm has come to an end with the US chip vendor making concessions in order control damage to its operations in the country. The fine for the...

Global Unichip expects 1Q15 sales to grow on-quarter

Feb 16, 20:23

Global Unichip, an IC design service provider partnering with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), expects to report a sequential increase in first-quarter revenues...

Pixart, Richtek 1Q15 sales to drop by single-digits

Feb 16, 18:49

Pixart Imaging and Richtek Technology both expect their first-quarter 2015 revenues to register only single-digit sequential decreases. For all of the year, the two IC design houses...

Spreadtrum announces support for Tizen operating system

Feb 13, 16:14

IC design house Spreadtrum Communications has successfully completed the integration of Tizen operating system (OS) with its WCDMA chipsets, according to the China-based company....

Himax expects sales to drop 15-22% in 1Q15

Feb 13, 10:07

LCD driver IC specialist Himax Technologies expects to report a 15-22% sequential decrease in consolidated revenues for the first quarter of 2015, due to a seasonal slowdown in end-market...

Sony Mobile to use more MediaTek smartphone solutions, say sources

Feb 12, 11:47

Sony Mobile Communications will increase its purchases of handset solutions from MediaTek for production of entry-level and mid-range smartphones in 2015, according to sources at...

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Kingston to increase investment in Phison

Feb 12, 11:05

Phison Electronics, a supplier of NAND flash device controllers, has announced that memory module vendor Kingston Technology will subscribe to 10.4 million shares out of a total of...

Commentary: TSMC, UMC may accelerate investment in China after Qualcomm antitrust ruling

Feb 11, 14:55

Foundry houses Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) and United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) will feel increasing pressure to accelerate their deployments in China...

Qualcomm fined US$975 million by China's NDRC, but relieved investigation is over

Feb 10, 17:10

Qualcomm has announced that it reached a resolution with China's National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) regarding the NDRC's investigation of Qualcomm under China's Anti-Monopoly...

Qualcomm fines may not affect competition between China handset makers and international brands, say sources

Feb 10, 16:26

The China government's decision to fine Qualcomm up to US$975 million for violating antitrust regulations may not affect competition between China-based handset makers and international...

MediaTek expects 1Q15 sales to decline 10-18%

Feb 10, 10:55

IC design house MediaTek has forecast consolidated revenues for the first quarter of 2015 will be between NT$45.5 billion (US$1.44 billion) and NT$49.9 billion, representing a sequential...

MediaTek's IC shipments for 4G smartphones to boom

MediaTek January sales rise 36%

Feb 6, 14:31

MediaTek has announced consolidated revenues of NT$17.46 billion (US$555.81 million) for January 2015, up 36% from a year earlier and 2.3% sequentially.

Microcontroller sales regain momentum after slump, says IC Insights

Feb 6, 10:43

The outlook for microcontrollers continues to strengthen following a sharp recovery in smartcards, gradual improvements in the global economy, and the emergence of new embedded-systems...

Novatek nets NT$11.85 per share for 2014

Feb 5, 22:11

LCD driver IC design company Novatek Microelectronics saw its net profits hit a seven-year high in 2014. Earnings for the year translated into a net EPS of NT$11.85 (US$0.38), compared...

Apple reportedly to diversify LCD driver IC suppliers

Feb 5, 20:55

Apple is looking to diversify its LCD driver IC suppliers and move away from its dependence on Synaptics (formerly Renesas SP Drivers; RSP), according to industry sources.

ARM intros mobile chip designs for 2016

Feb 4, 19:23

ARM has announced mobile processor and GPU designs targeting the high-end market for smartphones and mobile devices. Devices with the technology suite are expected to enter the market...

TSMC to offer InFO-WLP technology for 16nm chips, eyeing Apple orders

Feb 4, 13:45

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) will have its backend integrated fan-out (InFO) wafer-level packaging (WLP) technology ready for 16nm chips, eyeing orders for Apple's...

ChipMOS to provide testing services for TDDI chips

Feb 4, 13:43

ChipMOS Technologies will start to install testing equipment for TDDI (touch with display driver) chips in the second quarter of 2015, according to the backend house. The number of...

MCU supplier Nuvoton reports 32% profit growth for 2014

Feb 4, 10:42

Microcontroller (MCU) specialist Nuvoton Technology saw its net profit increase 32.4% in 2014, while consolidated revenues stayed almost flat on year.

NVM IP provider eMemory rolls out solutions for fingerprint sensors

Feb 3, 22:11

Embedded non-volatile memory (eNVM) IP provider eMemory Technology has announced the availability of logic NVM IPs for fingerprint sensors, which are seeing growing adoption among...

Global semiconductor industry posts record sales in 2014, says SIA

Feb 3, 20:21

The global semiconductor industry posted record sales totaling US$335.8 billion in 2014, an increase of 9.9% from the 2013 total of US$305.6 billion, according to SIA.

Sony to boost production capacity for stacked CMOS image sensors

Feb 2, 21:53

Sony has announced plans to invest in Sony Semiconductor in the fiscal year ending March 31, 2016 in order to increase production capacity for stacked CMOS image sensors. Sony Semiconductor...

Digitimes Research: Smartphone AP shipments in China to slide 10% on quarter in 1Q15

Feb 2, 14:51

Shipments of smartphone-use application processors (AP) in China are expected to decline 10% sequentially but up 28.6% on year in the first quarter of 2015, according to Digitimes...

IC design houses to increase wafer orders for 2Q15

Jan 30, 16:09

A number of Taiwan-based IC design houses have decided to book more wafer orders for the second quarter of 2015 due to tight production capacity at wafer foundry houses, according...

Taiwan IC design houses January sales to rise

Jan 30, 15:52

Sales at Taiwan-based IC design houses including Elan Microelectronics, FocalTech Systems, Global Mixed-mode Technology (GMT), MediaTek, Novatek Microelectronics, Richtek Technology...

MediaTek to ramp up 4G chips at the expense of Qualcomm, says paper

Newswatch - Jan 30, 12:26

MediaTek is likely to ramp up shipments of its 4G chips, particularly in the China market, in 2015 at the expense of Qualcomm, according to a Chinese-language Liberty Times...

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