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China handset supply chain to delay IC purchases till 2Q15, say sources

Dec 22, 16:30

China-based handset makers and suppliers in the supply chain have adopted a wait-and-see attitude toward the purchases of ICs and other parts as telecom operators there are unlikely...

Internet of Things stimulates MEMS market, says IHS

Dec 19, 11:00

The explosive expansion of the Internet of things (IoT) is driving rapid demand growth for microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) devices in areas including asset-tracking systems,...

Qualcomm, MediaTek to diversify foundry sources, say industry watchers

Dec 19, 10:56

Qualcomm will contract both Samsung Electronics and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) to manufacture its 1Xnm chips, whereas MediaTek is also likely to have more than...

SMIC builds Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 chips using 28nm

Dec 18, 21:59

Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) and Qualcomm have achieved a major milestone in the fabrication of 28nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processors, according to the companies...

Globalfoundries and Cadence deliver first SoC enablement solution featuring ARM Cortex-A17 processor in 28nm-SLP process

Dec 18, 21:58

Cadence Design Systems and Globalfoundries have jointly announced the delivery of quad-core silicon built around the ARM Cortex-A17 processor implemented using Globlfoundries' 28nm...

IC design houses gearing up for 64-bit smartphone boom

Dec 18, 14:39

With Android phone makers pushing for migration to 64 bit architecture, chip suppliers including Qualcomm and MediaTek are set to introduce new quad- and 8-core 64-bit solutions in...

Wahlee signs NT$3 billion syndicated loans for business expansion

Dec 17, 15:34

Semiconductor material distributor Wahlee Industrial has signed a NT$3 billion (US$95.9 million) 5-year syndicated loan agreement with a banking consortium, with the new funds to...

Some IC design houses look to brisk sales in 1Q15

Dec 17, 11:49

Some Taiwan-based IC design houses have said that their sales will remain brisk in the first quarter of 2015 despite seasonal effects, due to replenishment orders from the supply...

China market: Meizu steps up cooperation with MediaTek for sub-CNY1,000 smartphones

Dec 16, 11:52

A China-based smartphone vendor has stepped up its cooperation with MediaTek and will launch sub-CNY1,000 (US$161) models to take on first-tier vendors such as Xiaomi Technology and...

Novatek, Himax growing sales of non-driver IC product lines

Dec 16, 11:13

Novatek Microelectronics and Himax Technologies have both landed new orders for non-driver IC products, which will help further grow sales of their non-driver IC product lines in...

Infineon and UMC announce manufacturing agreement for automotive applications

Dec 15, 22:09

Infineon Technologies and United Microelectronics (UMC) have announced the extension of their manufacturing partnership into power semiconductors for automotive applications.

HLMC and MediaTek partner on 28nm technology development and wafer production

Dec 15, 21:33

Shanghai Huali Microelectronics (HLMC) has announced it is working closely with MediaTek on 28nm technology development and wafer manufacturing services. Both companies are looking...

VIA dismisses report about backdoor program

Stockwatch - Dec 15, 14:19

Taiwan-based chip designer VIA Technologies has dismissed a recent report in Taiwan alleging it put a backdoor program into its security-purpose VT3421/TF376 chip. VIA said that it...

ALi November sales rise 5%

Stockwatch - Dec 15, 10:51

Set-top box (STB) IC supplier ALi saw its November sales increase about 5% sequentially, buoyed by continued brisk demand for some high-definition (HD) products from retailers in...

IoT boosts embedded systems growth, says IC Insights

Dec 12, 15:15

Since 2006, there have been more embedded systems, industrial equipment, sensor devices, instruments, meters, cameras, animals, and other objects connected to the Internet than humans...

Globalfoundries striving to win orders from Qualcomm and Apple

Dec 11, 10:58

Globalfoundries is striving to be among the major contract chipmakers of Qualcomm and Apple, vying for 14nm chip orders from the two vendors, according to industry sources.

China market: Handset chip demand slowing down

Dec 10, 22:16

Demand for handset chips is slowing down in China affecting sales at MediaTek and Ilitek, according to industry sources.

Wearable devices to be killer products for wireless charging: Q&A with Luke Lee of Texas Instruments Taiwan

Dec 10, 11:36

The global wireless charging market is set for an explosive growth in 2015 as wireless charging applications have begun to be to implemented in public facilities in the US and the...

Luke Lee

Realtek sees mild on-month increase in November revenues

Stockwatch - Dec 8, 15:51

Realtek Semiconductor has reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.571 billion (US$82.94 million) for November 2014, representing a 2.75% increase on month and 0.34% drop on year.

Elan Microelectronics revenues decline in November

Stockwatch - Dec 8, 15:37

Elan Microelectronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$586 million (US$18.9 million) for November 2014, representing a 7.82% drop on month and 6.03% drop on year.

MediaTek November sales decline 22%

Dec 8, 11:14

Consolidated sales at MediaTek slumped about 22% sequentially in November reflecting seasonal weakness.

Will Xiaomi get caught in the antitrust crossfire between China and Qualcomm?

Dec 5, 17:40

China's National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) is investigating Qualcomm's alleged monopolization of patents concerning smartphones through alleged unreasonable licensing...

Antenna tuners from RFMD, Skyworks and Qualcomm surge in flagship smartphones, says Strategy Analytics

Dec 5, 14:15

Shipments of LTE smartphones supporting more cellular bands will drive antenna tuner shipments to billions of units per year, according to Strategy Analytics. More than one billion...

Cellphones continue to be largest driver of IC sales, says IC Insights

Dec 5, 14:13

The total production value of electronic systems is projected to increase 5% in 2014 to US$1.49 trillion and climb to about US$1.82 trillion in 2018, which represents a compound annual...

MediaTek 4G smartphone IC shipments to boom, says president

Dec 5, 14:09

MediaTek's shipments of 4G LTE chips are expected to increase robustly in 2015, according to company president Hsieh Ching-chiang.

Global chip sales rise 9.6% in October, says SIA

Dec 4, 11:38

Worldwide sales of semiconductors for October 2014 reached US$29.7 billion, an increase of 9.6% from a year ago when sales were US$27.1 billion, according to SIA. Compared to the...

HiSilicon expands adoption of Cadence tools and IP for advanced-node FinFET designs

Dec 2, 14:38

Cadence Design Systems announced on December 1 that HiSilicon Technologies has signed an agreement to significantly expand its use of the Cadence digital and custom/analog flows for...

Cypress and Spansion to merge

Dec 2, 14:35

Cypress Semiconductor and Spansion have signed a definitive agreement to merge in an all-stock, tax-free transaction valued at approximately US$4 billion. The post-merger company...

Demand for PCIe SSDs to boom, say controller suppliers

Dec 1, 21:57

Demand for PCIe SSDs is expected to experience accelerated growth in the second half of 2015, pushing the technology transition from SATA3 to PCIe, according to industry sources.

MCU design house Holtek looks to higher profits in 2015

Stockwatch - Dec 1, 21:55

Profits at Taiwan-based Holtek Semiconductor, which designs and develops standard microcontrollers (MCU) and consumer electronics IC solutions, are expected to top NT$1 billion (US$32.2...

Global Unichip obtains server chip orders from major Japan-based networking solution provider

Dec 1, 21:49

Global Unichip has announced that an ongoing series of server-related designs for one of the major Japan-based networking solution providers is in mass production.

iPhone chip orders slowing down, say IC designers

Nov 28, 14:55

Apple has started scaling back on chip orders for its latest iPhone, according to sources at IC design houses.

IC suppliers gear up for automobile memory chip market

Nov 28, 10:19

With the global automobile electronics market set for strong growth in 2015, a number of semiconductor firms including Micron Technology, Spansion, Micronix International, Winbond...

Commentary: MediaTek offers food for thought about investing in China

Nov 27, 15:03

The announcement by MediaTek that it will invest in a private equity fund led by SummitView Capital and the Shanghai city government indicates that the Taiwan-based smartphone solution...

China market: 4G smartphone chip prices continue to fall

Nov 27, 14:23

Prices for 4G smartphone solutions have fallen below US$10 per unit, and will continue to drop reaching US$7-8 during the first half of 2015, according to industry sources.

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