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Global semiconductor market increases 9% in 2014, says IHS

6h 9min ago

Worldwide semiconductor revenues grew by 9.2% in 2014, coming in just slightly below the 9.4% growth estimated previously, according to IHS. The year ended on a strong note with the...

Novatek 1Q15 sales disappoint

Apr 20, 22:02

LCD driver IC supplier Novatek Microelectronics has reported weaker-than-expected sales for the first quarter of 2015, due mainly to the strengthening US dollar affecting negatively...

China market: Huahong to step up production of 16-bit MCUs

Apr 20, 15:43

China-based Shanghai Huahong Integrated Circuit will step up its production of 16-bit low-power MCU products, particularly for the automobile applications, according to company vice...

Huahong vice president Xie Wenlu

TSMC to open new fab for 10nm manufacturing in mid-2016, says chairman

Apr 20, 15:42

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) will break ground for a new fab at its 12-inch wafer plant in central Taiwan in June 2015. The fab is designed to manufacture chips...

Is Japan losing its influence in global semiconductor market?, asks IC Insights

Apr 20, 15:10

In 2014, there were only two Japan-based companies – Toshiba and Renesas – among the top-10 semiconductor suppliers. Assuming the NXP/Freescale merger is completed later...

MediaTek likely to post 12-18% sales growth in 2Q15

Apr 17, 15:20

MediaTek is expected to see its second-quarter revenues increase 12-18% from an already-low base in the first quarter, with gross margin falling below 47%, according to market watc...

MediaTek likely to post disappointing 2Q15 sales

Imagination announces low-power wireless IP for wearable and IoT

Apr 16, 15:57

Imagination Technologies has announced the first members of its Ensigma Whisper flexible connectivity IP family, designed specifically to enable the integration of ultra-low power...

China market: Intel to strengthen presence in mobile CPU market via ODMs and white-box vendors

Apr 16, 13:46

Intel reportedly will step up its cooperation with ODMs and white-box makers in China to strengthen its presence in China's handset market. Some vendors will launch 3G smartphones...

Order visibility for fingerprint sensors, NFC chips extends to 6 months

Apr 15, 22:55

Order visibility for fingerprint sensors and NFC chips has extended to six months as more Android-based smartphone vendors have incorporated mobile payment functionality into their...

Rockchip showcases devices at Hong Kong Electronics Fair

Apr 15, 15:34

China-based IC design house Fuzhou Rockchip Electronics is exhibiting smartphones and tablets equipped with Intel processors, and Chromebooks developed through cooperation with Google...

Digitimes Research: China foundry houses to optimize specialty processes for IoT

Apr 15, 11:36

China-based foundry houses, including Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC), XMC and Huahong Grace Semiconductor Manufacturing, are expected to focus on developing specialty...

Capacity utilization rates at foundry houses to dip slightly in 2Q15

Apr 14, 21:43

Capacity utilization rates at Taiwan-based wafer foundries are expected to drop slightly in the second quarter of 2015 as IC design houses have reduced their wafer orders amid slack...

China market: Xiaomi to rely more on Leadcore for supply of chipset solutions, says report

Apr 14, 15:12

Xiaomi Technology is likely to rely more on China-based Leadcore Technology for the supply of low-cost chipset solutions for the production of entry-level LTE smartphones as a means...

IC distributor WPG sees mild gain in 1Q15 revenues

Stockwatch - Apr 13, 10:51

IC distributor WPG Holdings has announced consolidated revenues of NT$40.32 billion (US$1.29 billion) for March, up 50.7% sequentially and 4.3% on year.

Elan Microelectronics reports revenues for March 2015

Stockwatch - Apr 10, 16:14

Elan Microelectronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$556 million (US$17.82 million) for March 2015, representing a 20.59% increase on month and 13.19% drop on year.

Sensor shipments strengthen but falling prices cut sales growth, says IC Insights

Apr 10, 11:26

Sensor shipments are getting a big boost from the spread of embedded measurement functions for automated intelligent controls in systems and new high-volume applications, such as...

Synopsys announces availability of silicon-proven IP portfolio for TSMC 16nm FinFET Plus processes

Apr 10, 10:23

Synopsys has announced the availability of a portfolio of DesignWare PHY IP for TSMC's 16nm FinFET Plus (16FF+) processes.

Cadence digital and custom/analog tools achieve TSMC certification for 10nm FinFET early design starts

Apr 9, 22:07

Cadence Design Systems has announced that its digital and custom/analog tools have achieved certification from TSMC for its most-current version of 10nm FinFET Design Rule Manual...

MStar to acquire Alpha for NT$37 per share

Apr 9, 22:05

Eyeing IoT and image sensor chip business opportunities, MStar Semiconductor plans to acquire Alpha Imaging Technology for a total of NT$2.07 billion (US$66.37 million).

Realtek March revenues rebound

Stockwatch - Apr 9, 20:23

Networking IC design company Realtek Semiconductor has reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.55 billion (US$81.8 million) for March 2015, up 21% sequentially and 2.2% from a year...

MediaTek March sales rebound

Apr 9, 20:20

MediaTek saw its March revenues soar almost 111% sequentially to more than NT$20 billion (US$642 million). Revenues for the first quarter of 2015 came in line with the company's gu...

MediaTek, Spreadtrum to enjoy strong handset-IC orders from emerging markets in 2015

Apr 9, 20:18

MediaTek and Spreadtrum Communications are expected to grab a combined more than 80% of the total chip orders for new handsets set to roll out in emerging markets during 2015, according...

Global 2014 semiconductor revenues rise 7.9%, says Gartner

Apr 8, 21:26

Worldwide semiconductor revenues totaled US$340.3 billion in 2014, a 7.9% increase from 2013 revenues of US$315.4 billion, according to final results by Gartner. The top-25 semiconductor...

FocalTech cuts into supply chain of brand smartphone vendors

Apr 8, 21:20

FocalTech Systems has obtained touchscreen IC orders for smartphones from HTC, Asustek Computer and Xiaomi, according to industry sources.

Global semiconductor sales increase in February 2015, says SIA

Apr 7, 14:26

Worldwide sales of semiconductors for February 2015 reached US$27.8 billion, up 6.7% from a year earlier when sales were US$26.0 billion, according to the Semiconductor Industry Association...

China design houses raiding Taiwan driver IC makers for talent

Apr 7, 12:16

China-based IC design houses have stepped up efforts to lure talent away from Taiwan-based LCD driver IC companies in an attempt to improve the quality and competitiveness of their...

US firms capture bulk of IDM and fabless IC sales, says IC Insights

Apr 7, 11:58

US companies held a 55% share of the total worldwide IC market in 2014, which includes sales from IDMs and fabless IC companies, according to IC Insights. The total does not include...

Spreadtrum looks to expand shipments for smartphones in 2015, says chairman

Apr 7, 11:55

China-based Spreadtrum Communications expects to enjoy significant growth in shipments for 3G and 4G LTE smartphones in 2015, according to company chairman and CEO Leo Li. Sales generated...

NewEdge Technology shipping wireless charging ICs in volume

Apr 7, 11:53

China-based NewEdge Technology has started shipping its wireless charging ICs in volume. The chips are being manufacturing using TSMC's 0.18-micron technology, according to industry...

Wireless charging set to take off in 2015

IC orders from China phone makers picking up slowly

Apr 7, 11:27

Orders for ICs from China's handset industry is picking up at a slower-than-expected pace, according to industry sources. The local telecom operators are reluctant to resume subsidies...

Spreadtrum volume shipping 28nm quad-core 5-mode LTE and WCDMA SoC solutions

Apr 7, 11:25

Spreadtrum Communications has introduced two new quad-core SoC platforms, the SC9830A, which supports 5-mode LTE, and the SC7731G, which supports WCDMA. Both solutions were designed...

Digitimes Research: Samsung expected to see increasing orders on 14nm process

Apr 2, 12:01

Qualcomm's next-generation application processor (AP), the Snapdragon 820, is expected to outsource to Samsung Electronics using a 14nm node, which the Korea-based foundry house has...

Phison poised to expand SSD business

Apr 2, 11:08

NAND flash device controller supplier Phison Electronics is looking to expand its SSD operation in 2015, according to company chairman Khein-Seng Pua.

Novatek obtains TV chip orders from Japan and Korea brand vendors

Apr 2, 11:03

Novatek Microelectronics, which specializes in the design of LCD driver ICs, has moved forward its TV SoC business by obtaining new orders from Japan- and Korea-based TV brands, according...

M31 offers low-voltage and low-power physical IP solutions for TSMC 55ULP targeting IoT

Apr 2, 10:39

M31 Technology has announced the availability of its low-voltage and low-power physical IP solutions on TSMC 55nm ultra-low power process technology. The platform provides system-on-a-chip...

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