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Taiwan notebook makers seeking lower chip quotes for 2016

Nov 27, 10:09

Taiwan-based notebook makers are demanding their chip providers lower quotes for 2016 so that cost structures can be improved amid less-favorable market conditions.

More China firms developing own ARM-based chips

Nov 26, 10:27

China-based ZTE has received a cash injection from the government enabling the company to accelerate the development of its own application processors, while Lenovo also intends to...

Himax obtains design-wins for smartphone-use force touch solutions

Nov 26, 10:06

Himax Technologies has gained design-wins for its multi-level force touch controller series from leading smartphone vendors for models to be launched in the first half of 2016, according...

Realtek IP camera chips enters BMW supply chain, says paper

Newswatch - Nov 24, 16:04

IP camera chips from Realtek Semiconductor reportedly have entered the supply chain of BMW's fisheye reversing camera systems, according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News...

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...

Targeting Taiwan IC sector: Q&A with Tsinghua Unigroup chairman Zhao Weiguo

Nov 23, 12:02

China-based Tsinghua Unigroup is currently riding high in the global semiconductor industry with a series of acquisitions totaling over US$10 billion in the past two years. Tsinghua...

Tsinghua Unigroup chairman Zhao Weiguo

Kionix announces 6-axis accel-gyro combo sensors

Nov 20, 10:52

Kionix has announced the mass production of its KXG03 6-axis accelerometer-gyroscope combo and the unveiling of two new flagship 6-axis accel-gyro combos: the KXG07 and the KXG08.

Macronix Quad SPI NOR flash chips power Xilinx UltraScale FPGAs

Nov 20, 10:32

Macronix International has announced a new high-performance Quad SPI NOR flash series - dubbed MX66U51235FME - for the Xilinx 7 series and UltraScale FPGAs. These FPGA's are geared...

Mouser adds TE USB Type-C receptacles to its lineup

Nov 19, 18:26

Mouser Electronics has announced that it is now stocking the USB Type-C receptacle from TE Connectivity (TE). This new mid-mount connector provides data, power, and audio/video connectivity...

ON Semiconductor to acquire Fairchild for US$2.4 billion

Nov 19, 10:39

ON Semiconductor and Fairchild Semiconductor International have entered into an agreement for ON Semiconductor to acquire Fairchild for US$20.00 per share in an all cash transaction...

Taiwan semiconductor production value to rise 4% in 2016, says IEK

Nov 18, 11:14

Taiwan's semiconductor industries are expected to generate total production value of NT$2.34 trillion (US$71.3 billion) in 2016, up 4.1% on year, according to the Industrial Economics...

Sony Mobile, LG reportedly to develop smartphone application processors in-house

Nov 18, 11:00

Sony Mobile Communications and LG Electronics reportedly will follow the steps of Apple, Samsung Electronics and Huawei to develop smartphone-use application processors in-house,...

Globalfoundries announces 14nm ASIC offering

Nov 17, 15:59

Globalfoundries has announced the availability of FX-14, an application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) offering built on the company's 14nm FinFET process technology. The FX-14...

Competition among SoC suppliers to heat up

Nov 17, 10:57

Competition among smartphone-use SoC providers is expected to heat up in 2016 as companies are gearing up for their new 8- or 10-core solution rollouts.

ALi, Pixart look to new products for 2016 growth

Nov 16, 21:47

IC design houses ALi and Pixart Imaging both expect the roll-outs of their new products to drive their overall business growth in 2016.

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...

MediaTek, HLMC announce tape-out of 28nm mobile chips

Nov 16, 11:04

MediaTek and Shanghai Huali Microelectronics (HLMC) have completed the tape-out of a 28nm mobile chip design, according to the China-based 12-inch foundry.

PCB supplier Chin-Poon posts quarterly earnings record for 3Q15

Newswatch - Nov 16, 10:26

PCB maker Chin-Poon Industrial saw its net profits increase 220% sequentially to a record high of NT$679 million (US$20.68 million) in the third quarter of 2015. The earnings translated...

Spreadtrum ready to roll out 1Xnm mobile chips in 2016, says CEO

Nov 16, 10:21

China's Spreadtrum Communications is looking to boost its handset-chip shipments in 2015, and is set to roll out its next-generation chips built using 14/16nm FinFET technologies...

Digitimes Research: Bosch to continue to lead STMicroelectronics as top MEMS device vendor in 2015

Nov 13, 16:04

While Robert Bosch is expected to continue to lead rival STMicroelectronics in sales of MEMS devices for the third consecutive year in 2015, the two companies have both accelerated...

Samsung unveils Exynos 8890 processor built using 14nm FinFET process

Nov 13, 12:03

Samsung Electronics has announced the newest member of its Exynos family of application processors, the Exynos 8 Octa 8890. This chip is Samsung's second premium AP built on 14nm...

MediaTek Helio X30 chips to be built by TSMC

Nov 13, 11:08

MediaTek will unveil its Helio X30-series SoC chips in early 2016 with volume production slated for the end of the second quarter or early in the third. The X30-series will be built...

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...

Elan expects to post 2-4% revenue drop in 4Q15

Nov 12, 10:29

Touchscreen controller IC supplier Elan Microelectronics expects to post a 2-4% sequential decrease in consolidated revenues for the fourth quarter of 2015, with gross margin ranging...

BOE to buy stake in ChipMOS Shanghai plant, says report

Stockwatch - Nov 12, 10:27

China's BOE Technology, which has received government support to step into the upstream driver IC business, plans to make an equity investment for a stake in packaging and testing...

Digitimes Research: Sony to expand CMOS production capacity via acquisition of Toshiba plant

Nov 12, 10:16

Sony's planned acquisition of Toshiba's CMOS sensor manufacturing plant in Oita, southern Japan will not only help solve its tight sensor production in the near term but also push...

Analog IC vendor Silergy October revenues hit record high

Newswatch - Nov 11, 20:20

Analog IC and LCD driver IC vendor Silergy saw its revenues gain 4% on month and 40.48% on year to a record high of NT$436 million (US$13.34 million) for October.

WPG October revenues fall 9% on month

Stockwatch - Nov 11, 11:08

WPG, Asia's largest distributor of semiconductor components, has announced consolidated revenues of NT$46.64 billion (US$1.42 billion) for October 2015, down 9.3% on month but up...

WT Micro reports decreased October revenues

Stockwatch - Nov 10, 15:48

IC distributor WT Microelectronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$9.075 billion (US$276.9 million) for October 2015, down about 12% on month and 7.6% on year.

Cadence announces tools enabled for Globalfoundries 22FDX platform

Nov 10, 15:42

Cadence Design Systems has announced that its digital and signoff tools are now enabled for the current version of the Globalfoundries 22FDX platform reference flow. Globalfoundries...

Novatek reports increased profits for 3Q15

Newswatch - Nov 10, 15:36

LCD driver IC maker Novatek Microelectronics has reported net profits of NT$1.698 billion (US$51.78 million) for the third quarter of 2015, increasing 14.33% from the previous quarter...

TSMC 'grand alliance' more powerful than China's 'red supply chain,' says Chang

Nov 10, 00:11

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company's (TSMC) "grand alliance" with its ecosystem partners and customers has already been enhanced for years, while China's so-called...

Morris Chang

Realtek dismisses rumors about sale of TV and network IC units

Stockwatch - Nov 9, 22:27

IC design house Realtek Semiconductor has dismissed recent rumors indicating the company will spin off its two business units and sell them to MediaTek and Novatek Microelectronics...

Phison revenues hit new high in October

Newswatch - Nov 9, 16:28

NAND flash controller IC supplier Phison Electronics saw its revenues hit new record for the second consecutive month to NT$4.17 billion (US$127.5 million) in October 2015. The monthly...

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    Silicon Labs introduces new dual-mode Bluetooth smart ready module

    Silicon Labs unveiled a dual-mode Bluetooth Smart Ready module solution for embedded developers to integrate both Bluetooth Smart and Bluetooth Basic Rate/Enhanced Data Rate (BR/EDR)...

    Photo: Company, Jun 9.

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    Intel XMM 7360 LTE Advanced solution

    Intel announced its third-generation five-mode, LTE Advanced Category 10 modem. The Intel XMM 7360 supports 3x carrier aggregation and download speeds up to 450Mbps. It expands...

    Photo: Company, Mar 5.

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    Intel Atom x3 processor

    Intel has introduced the Atom x3 processor series (formerly codenamed SoFIA), the company's first integrated communications platform for entry and value tablets, phablets and smartphones...

    Photo: Company, Mar 4.

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    Toshiba TZ2100 group application processors

    Toshiba has announced the launch of three new application processors (APs) under its TZ2100 group as the latest additions to its ApP Lite family's ARM Cortex-A9-based TZ2000 series...

    Photo: Company, Dec 12.

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    IDT F0480 RF variable gain amplifier

    Integrated Device Technology (IDT) has introduced the F0480, an internally matched 400-2700 MHz broadband radio frequency (RF) variable gain amplifier (VGA) designed to simplify the...

    Photo: Company, Nov 21.

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