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Earthquake hits key Taiwan Science Park

Feb 6, 14:29

A powerful earthquake measuring 6.4 hit Southern Taiwan on February 6 and several semiconductor, optoelectronic and photovoltaic players at the Southern Taiwan Science Park (STSP)...

Semiconductor manufacturing

Digitimes Research: China smartphone AP shipments to fall almost 20% in 1Q16

Feb 5, 11:15

Shipments of smartphone-use application processors in China are expected to decline 19.8% sequentially to 136 million units in the first quarter of 2016, according to Digitimes Res...

WPG posts profit drop despite record revenues

Stockwatch - Feb 4, 21:34

IC distributor WPG has reported record consolidated revenues of NT$515.65 billion (US$15.45 billion) for 2015. Net profits, however, decreased 6.6% on year to NT$5.45 billion.

WT Micro posts record profit for 2015

Stockwatch - Feb 4, 21:32

IC distributor WT Microelectronics has reported record net profits of NT$1.98 billion (US$59.5 million) for 2015, with EPS reaching NT$4.49.

Elan reports decreased revenues for January 2016

Stockwatch - Feb 4, 15:54

Touchscreen controller IC specialist Elan Microelectronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$532 million (US$15.9 million) for January 2016, down 20.3% from a year earlier.

MediaTek refutes Helio X20 overheating reports

Feb 4, 15:53

MediaTek has refuted recent reports saying its 10-core Helio X20 mobile SoC has thermal issues.

Novatek looks to 5-9% revenue decrease in 1Q16

Stockwatch - Feb 3, 12:23

IC design house Novatek Microelectronics expects to post a revenue decrease of 5-9% sequentially in the first quarter of 2016. Novatek estimated that revenues for the first quarter...

Pixart Imaging 1Q16 revenues to drop 5-10%

Stockwatch - Feb 3, 12:20

IC design house Pixart Imaging is likely to post a revenue decrease of 5-10% sequentially in the first quarter of 2016, as a result of seasonal factors, market watchers estimate based...

Apple products driving MEMS microphone market growth, IHS says

Feb 2, 16:09

The popularity of Apple's iPhone 6S and other products is boosting the MEMS microphone market to a CAGR of 13% from 2015 to 2019, according to IHS. The market is forecast to reach...

Digitimes Research: Tablet AP shipments in China to drop to 19.15 million units in 1Q16

Feb 2, 14:55

China's tablet-use application processor (AP) shipments will drop 15.5% sequentially and 13.7% on year to reach 19.15 million units in the first quarter of 2016 due to fewer working...

Global semiconductor sales top US$335 Billion in 2015, says SIA

Feb 2, 14:53

The global semiconductor industry posted sales totaling US$335.2 billion in 2015, a slight decrease of 0.2% compared to the 2014 total, which was the industry's highest-ever sales...

Holtek expects MCU demand to pick up after Lunar New Year

Feb 2, 14:51

Holtek Semiconductor, which designs and develops microcontrollers (MCU) and consumer electronics IC solutions, expects MCU demand to pick up following the Lunar New Year holiday.

FocalTech optimistic about 2016 with new products

Feb 2, 12:16

FocalTech Systems has been engaged in the development of single-chip integrated driver controllers, as well as the development of force touch solutions and fingerprint sensors, and...

MediaTek looks to 10% revenue growth in 2016

Feb 1, 22:31

MediaTek expects to post about a 10% revenue increase in 2016. However, due to continued-intense competition in the handset-IC market, the company's gross margin is unlikely to rebound...

HiSilicon ramps orders to Taiwan foundry, backend service companies, says report

Newswatch - Feb 1, 14:26

China-based chipset vendor HiSilicon Technologies has increased wafer and IC packaging/testing orders at Taiwan-based foundry and backend service companies as it plans to ramp output...

Taiwan IC suppliers look to land more orders from Huawei, Lenovo in 2016

Feb 1, 13:23

Taiwan-based IC design houses, particularly LCD driver IC vendors, are eyeing orders from Huawei and Lenovo to sustain sales growth and market share in 2016, according to industry...

Nuvoton reports EPS NT$2.26 for 2015

Newswatch - Feb 1, 10:20

Nuvoton Technology has reported net profits of NT$65 million (US$1.94 million) for the fourth quarter of 2015, down over 50% sequentially but more than double from a year earlier...

Silicon Motion 4Q15 revenues hit record high

Newswatch - Feb 1, 10:09

Silicon Motion saw its revenues grow 3% sequentially to a record high of US$98.04 million in the fourth quarter of 2015, while net income (non-GAAP) decreased to US$19.68 million...

Prospects for virtual reality, deep learning, autonomous cars: Q&A with Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang

Jan 29, 15:07

Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang has been outspoken with his predictions about future technologies and products, and developing industry trends. Huang recently sat down with DIGITIMES to...

Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang

Samsung and Apple remain top semiconductor customers in 2015, says Gartner

Jan 29, 11:10

Samsung Electronics and Apple remained the top semiconductor buyers in 2015, representing 17.7% of the market, according to Gartner. Samsung and Apple together consumed US$59 billion...

Handset baseband IC market declines 12% in 3Q15, says Strategy Analytics

Jan 29, 11:01

The global cellular baseband processor market declined 12% from a year earlier to US$5.1 billion in the third quarter of 2015, according to Strategy Analytics. Qualcomm, MediaTek,...

Parade looks to up to 8% revenue increase in 1Q16

Jan 29, 10:53

Mixed-signal IC design house Parade Technologies expects to post consolidated revenues of between US$67 million and US$73 million in the first quarter of 2016 representing sequential...

Realtek reports increased profits for 4Q15

Newswatch - Jan 27, 22:55

IC design house Realtek Semiconductor has reported net profits of NT$720 million (US$21.42 million) for the fourth quarter of 2015, up 20.4% sequentially. The earnings translated...

North American semiconductor equipment industry posts December book-to-bill ratio of 0.99, says SEMI

Jan 27, 15:25

North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted US$1.34 billion in orders worldwide in December 2015 (three-month average basis) and a book-to-bill ratio of 0.99,...

Global 3Q15 smartphone and tablet AP markets decline, says Strategy Analytics

Jan 26, 21:19

The global markets for smartphone and tablet applications processors (AP) both fell compared to a year earlier in the third quarter of 2015, according to Strategy Analytics.

Sony acquires LTE chipmaker Altair Semiconductor

Jan 26, 16:15

Sony announced on January 26 that it has reached an agreement with Altair Semiconductor and its major shareholders to acquire the company. The purchase price is US$212 million, and...

Global 2016 IC market to rise 4%, says IC Insights

Jan 26, 15:38

Market research firm IC Insights has forecast that the global IC market will log a 4% increase in 2016, and fab capacity utilization rates will range from 90% to 93% with 12-inch...

Fingerprint sensor market growth continues upward trajectory, says IHS

Jan 26, 15:00

Fingerprint sensors, used primarily for mobile device login and payment security systems, have become an expected feature in high-end smartphones and, to a lesser extent, in tablets...

Order visibility prior to Lunar New Year remains unclear, say Taiwan IC designers

Jan 25, 21:49

Taiwan-based IC design houses have expressed caution about the first quarter of 2016 citing unclear order visibility. Customers are still reluctant to place orders despite the approach...

Holtek posts record profits for 2015

Stockwatch - Jan 25, 21:42

Holtek Semiconductor, which designs and develops standard microcontrollers (MCU) and consumer electronics IC solutions, has reported record net profits of NT$806.8 million (US$24...

Digitimes Research: Amazon launches Alpine chips to support its entertainment services

Jan 22, 13:54

Following the acquisition of Annapurna Labs in January 2015, Amazon has recently launched its Alpine family chips for front-end network and multimedia applications. The Internet service...

China market: Force touch sensor demand to increase in 2H16

Jan 22, 10:22

More China-based Android phone developers are ready to roll out new models featuring force touch screens in 2016, but orders for force touch sensors from China are unlikely to see...

Semiconductor R&D growth slows in 2015, says IC Insights

Jan 21, 14:52

Semiconductor industry spending on research and development grew by just 0.5% in 2015, which was the smallest increase since the 2009 downturn year and significantly below the compound...

Vesper collaborates with Globalfoundries to deliver piezoelectric MEMS microphones

Jan 21, 14:09

Vesper has announced it is collaborating with Globalfoundries to deliver what the companies claim is the world's first commercially available piezoelectric MEMS microphones for smartphones,...

Richtek to delist from TSE on April 29

Jan 21, 10:20

Richtek Technology will be delisted from the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE) on April 29, the date when its acquisition by MediaTek becomes effective, according to the analog IC specia...

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    Silego SLG46531V GPAK 5

    Silego Technology has announced the fifth generation of GreenPAK (GPAK) programmable mixed-signal ICs. This latest generation device, including Silego's new Asynchronous State Machine...

    Photo: Company, Jan 13.

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    Samsung Bio-Processor

    Samsung Electronics has announced it is mass producing an all-in-one advanced system logic chip for the health-oriented wearables market, the Bio-Processor. The Samsung Bio-Processor...

    Photo: Company, Jan 5.

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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.

  • Intel+XMM+7360+LTE+Advanced+solution

    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.

  • Intel+Atom+x3+processor

    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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Taiwan server shipment forecast and industry analysis, 2015

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2015 global notebook demand forecast
  • Wireless broadband developments in Southeast Asia markets

    As of 2013, the 10 ASEAN nations had a total of over 700 million mobile subscriptions, with the CAGR from 2003-2013 reaching 24%. This Digitimes Research Special Report analyzes the various mobile broadband markets in ASEAN and looks at the respective trends in 4G LTE development for those markets.

  • 2015 global tablet demand forecast

    This Digitimes Research Special Report provides a 2015 forecast for the global tablet market and analyzes the strategies of key market players such as Google, Apple, Intel, and Microsoft.

  • 2015 China smartphone panel trend forecast

    This Digitimes Research Special Report analyzes the strategies of key China-based major panel makers BOE, Tianma and IVO for attacking the different market segments through technology and pricing, and their relationship to local vendors Huawei, Lenovo, ZTE, Xiaomi and Coolpad.