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Taiwan IC design service and IP firms land AI chip orders from China

Jul 26, 15:33

Taiwan-based IC design service companies and silicon IP providers have started to land orders for artificial intelligence (AI) applications from China's IC industry and academia,...

Toshiba transfers Phison shares to memory unit

Jul 26, 14:39

Toshiba has transferred its partial stake stake in Phison Electronics to its memory unit, Toshiba Memory (TMC), according to the Taiwan-based memory device controller supplier.

Value of semiconductor industry M&A deals slows dramatically in 1H17, says IC Insights

Jul 26, 08:57

The historic flood of merger and acquisition agreements that swept through the semiconductor industry in the past two years slowed to a trickle in the first half of 2017, with the...

Silicon wafer shipments remain at record highs, says SEMI

Jul 25, 20:31

Worldwide silicon wafer area shipments remained at their highest recorded quarterly level in the second quarter 2017, according to the SEMI Silicon Manufacturers Group (SMG) in its...

IST 2Q17 profits hike over 100%

Jul 25, 15:50

Certification service firm Integrated Service Technology (IST) saw its net profits hike 112.8% sequentially to NT$71 million (US$2.34 million) in the second quarter of 2017 with EPS...

Holtek 32-bit MCU shipments to rise significantly in 2Q17

Jul 25, 15:32

MCU and consumer IC firm Holtek Semiconductor expects shipments of its 32-bit MCUs to rise significantly in the second half of 2017 thanks to strong demand for fingerprint identification...

MediaTek co-COO reportedly resigns

Jul 25, 09:21

Jeffrey Ju has resigned as MediaTek's co-COO, and transitioned to become a consultant, according to media reports in Taiwan.

MediaTek to transfer 28nm chip orders to UMC

Jul 25, 09:16

MediaTek plans to transfer part of its 28nm mobile chip orders, including those for the Amazon Echo Dot, to United Microelectronics (UMC) from Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company...

MediaTek

On-Bright 2Q17 profits set to surge, says report

Jul 24, 14:19

Taiwan-based On-Bright Electronics is expected to see its profits jump over 150% sequentially in the second quarter of 2017, with EPS set to exceed NT$4 (US$0.13), driven by particularly...

TSMC to expand CoWoS capacity to fill increasing AI chip packaging orders

Jul 24, 13:47

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is planning to carry out the first-ever expansion of its CoWoS (Chip on Wafer on Substrate) packaging and testing capacity to fill...

TSMC CoWoS packaging and testing capacity

Chip demand from non-Apple camp slows

Jul 24, 13:08

Chip suppliers engaged in Apple's supply chain started to see orders pick up in June. On the other hand, chip demand from the non-Apple camp has been slow, according to sources at...

Chip demand for data centers to boom in China

Jul 21, 15:46

With China's local governments looking to set up data centers, chip demand for data centers locally is set to surge, according to industry sources.

Korea chipmakers looking to expand foundry biz

Jul 21, 14:41

Samsung Electronics, Dongbu HiTek and SK Hynix have stepped up their foundry business expansions, which will as a group pose a threat to the existing major dedicated foundry houses...

STMicro denies reports it will suspend taking MCU orders

Jul 21, 13:07

STMicroelectronics has dismissed recent reports indicating the company will suspend taking orders for microcontrollers (MCU) until 2018 due to strong demand. "ST continues to manage...

Four Taiwan firms file countersuit against Qualcomm

Jul 21, 11:56

Four Taiwan-based hardware production partners of Apple, namely Foxconn Electronics, Compal Electronics, Wistron and Pegatron, have jointly filed a countersuit against Qualcomm in...

Qualcomm net profits fall 40% in fiscal 3Q17 amid Apple dispute

Jul 20, 22:19

Qualcomm has announced revenues for its fiscal third quarter ended June 25, 2017 decreased 11% on year to US$5.4 billion, while net profits fell 40% from a year ago to US$900 million...

Powerchip, Zentel to appeal patent ruling favoring Toshiba

Jul 20, 22:04

Powerchip Technology and Zentel Electronics will file an appeal against a Taiwan IP court patent dispute ruling in favor of Toshiba, according to the Taiwan-based companies.

STMicro extends lead time for 32-bit MCUs

Jul 20, 15:12

STMicroelectronics has extended delivery lead times for 32-bit MCUs due to strong demand, according to industry sources. The MCU vendor has also informed its customers that it plans...

Leading MCU suppliers have recently extended delivery lead times for 32-bit MCUs

Digitimes Research: UFS-based NAND flash solutions to become mainstream storage technology for mobile devices

Jul 20, 14:00

While today's mobile devices use either UFS (Universal Flash Storage) or eMMC (embedded multi-media card)-based NAND flash solutions to store information, eMMC5.1 chips are becoming...

IDM model no longer viable for Japan semiconductor industry: Q&A with Socionext CEO Yasuo Nishiguchi

Jul 20, 11:39

Though still a global bellwether in many areas of semiconductor technologies, Japan's semiconductor industry is significantly losing ground in world markets, as most Japanese players,...

Yasuo Nishiguchi. right, chairman and CEO of Japan's IC designer Socionext

Upcoming Meizu Pro 7 series reportedly to utilize MediaTek chips

Jul 19, 21:24

Meizu is scheduled to introduce its new Pro 7 and Pro 7 Plus smartphone series on July 26. The Pro 7 model is expected to feature MediaTek's 16nm Helio P25 SoC chip while the Pro...

Chipbond, ChipMOS seeing robust gold bumping demand

Jul 19, 15:37

Backend houses Chipbond Technology and ChipMOS Technologies have both cut into the supply chains of US and Korea smartphone brands with their gold bumping services, and are set to...

IC vendors ramping up solutions for voice assistants

Jul 19, 10:42

A number of China- and Taiwan-based IC design houses are ramping up their production of speaker solutions, MEMS microphones and other chips to meet increasing demand for voice assistant...

Installed 8-inch fab capacity to rise through 2020, says SEMI

Jul 18, 22:06

Installed 8-inch (200mm) fab capacity has increased since 2009, and will reach close to 5.4 million wafers per month (wpm) by the end of 2017, according to SEMI. By 2020, 200mm capacity...

Taiwan firms urged to develop integrated chips for AI systems

Jul 18, 16:14

Taiwan should strive to become an exporter of AI (artificial intelligence) system products and to develop niche-type integrated smart system chips that could reach a production value...

Globalfoundries and VeriSilicon to enable single-chip solution for next-gen IoT networks

Jul 17, 14:03

Globalfoundries and VeriSilicon have announced a collaboration to deliver a single-chip IoT solution for next-generation Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) networks. Leveraging GF's 22FDX...

Insyde delivers BIOS and systems management firmware for new Intel Xeon scalable processors

Jul 14, 15:25

Insyde Software, a provider of UEFI BIOS and systems management software, has announced that its BIOS and BMC firmware solutions offer full support for the latest Intel Xeon Skylake-SP...

IC design house Nyquest 2Q17 profits to hit record high

Jul 14, 15:16

Consumer IC design company Nyquest Technology is expected to report a record EPS of over NT$1.50 (US$0.05) for the second quarter of 2017, when revenues also hit a record high of...

Semi content in electronic systems forecast to set new record in 2017, says IC Insights

Jul 14, 14:54

The global electronic systems market will grow only 2% to US$1,493 billion in 2017, while the worldwide semiconductor market is expected to surge by 15% to US$419.1 billion, according...

Faraday unveils 28HPC USB 3.1 PHY and 40LP Type-C PHY with PD controller

Jul 14, 14:01

Faraday Technology, a Taiwan-based ASIC design service and IP provider, has announced the availability of its USB 3.1 PHY on UMC 28HPC process, as well as the silicon-verified USB...

Skyworks seeking acquisition in Taiwan

Jul 14, 13:59

Skyworks is evaluating the feasibility of acquiring either RF component specialist Richwave Technology or the power amplifier (PA) department of Airoha Technology, a unit of MediaTek,...

Qualcomm, MediaTek and Spreadtrum to remain top handset IC suppliers in 2017

Jul 14, 10:47

Qualcomm, MediaTek and Spreadtrum will remain the top-3 handset IC suppliers in 2017, with Qualcomm dominating the high-end market, and MediaTek and Spreadtrum sharing the mid-range...

Qualcomm, MediaTek and Spreadtrum to remain top-3 smartphone chip suppliers in 2017

Huawei set to unveil AI processors by yearend, says executive

Jul 13, 15:53

Sensing the imminent arrival of a smart Internet era driven by artificial intelligence (AI), China's top ICT solutions provider Huawei Technologies is actively proceeding with the...

Worldwide semiconductor revenues to top US$400 billion in 2017, says Gartner

Jul 12, 22:33

Worldwide semiconductor revenues are forecast to total US$401.4 billion in 2017, an increase of 16.8% from 2016, according to Gartner. This will be the first time semiconductor revenues...

Taiwan IC design houses gearing up for high speed transmissions

Jul 12, 16:00

With high speed transmissions becoming an important spec for electronics devices, Taiwan-based IC design houses including ASMedia, Parade Technologies, Weltrend, On-Bright, Etron...

Demand for high-speed transmission chips rising
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  • TSMC, UMC offer higher prices to secure wafer supplies

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