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Tsinghua Unigroup to raise CNY80 billion for memory plant and acquisitions

Nov 9, 11:36

China-based Tongfang Guoxin Electronics, an affiliate of Tsinghua Unigroup, has announced a planned CNY80 billion (US$12.59 billion) private placement project, a step toward building...

Auto IC market to display strongest growth through 2019, says IC Insights

Nov 9, 11:11

From 2014 through 2019, the automotive IC market is forecast to increase at an average annual growth rate of 6.7%, highest among the six major end-use IC applications (computer, consumer,...

MediaTek, TSMC urge Taiwan government to ease restrictions on China investment in chipmakers

Nov 9, 11:02

The chairmen of MediaTek and TSMC both agree that Taiwan's government should be more liberal towards the issue of allowing China-based firms to invest in the local IC industry sectors,...

Elan sees revenues decline in October

Stockwatch - Nov 6, 16:09

Elan Microelectronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$615 million (US$18.93 million) for October 2015, representing a 2.72% drop on month and 3.22% drop on year.

MediaTek posts record October revenues

Stockwatch - Nov 6, 14:40

Acquiring analog IC specialist Richtek Technology boosted MediaTek's revenues for October 2015 to a record high.

China semiconductor investment fund changes the rules of competition, says ASE COO

Nov 6, 14:06

China's national semiconductor industry investment fund has changed the rules of industrial competition, and backed by this fund China-based companies will definitely ramp up the...


Apple places driver IC orders for 2016 iPhone models with Synaptics

Nov 5, 15:39

Apple has placed LCD driver IC orders for its 2016 series of iPhones with Synaptics, indicating its in-house developed touch and display driver integration (TDDI) single-chip solutions...

China becoming a major investment market for Intel

Nov 5, 15:31

Intel Capital is estimated to invest a total of US$500 million in 2015. Prior to the end of October, Intel Capital had already invested US$168 million in China and with a separate...

IC distributor WT Micro reports EPS NT$1.14 for 3Q15

Newswatch - Nov 5, 14:26

IC distributor WT Microelectronics has reported net profits of NT$508 million (US$15.71 million) for the third quarter of 2015, which translated into an EPS of NT$1.14 for the quar...

Falling sales of Android smartphones affecting Taiwan IC design houses

Nov 5, 11:47

The global sales of Android-based smartphones have been a disappointment affecting negatively the performance of Taiwan-based IC design houses, according to industry sources.

IC distributor WPG expects revenues to decline slightly in 4Q15

Newswatch - Nov 5, 09:45

IC distributor WPG expects its revenues to decline 4-6% to NT$129-135 billion (US$3.99-4.18 billion) in the fourth quarter of 2015 with a gross margin of 3.95-4.1% and an operating...

China investment in Taiwan IC design houses is feasible, says Acer founder

Nov 4, 22:05

In response to China-based Tsinghua Unigroup's interest in combining its two subsidiary IC designers with Taiwan-based MediaTek, Acer founder Stan Shih said that China-based investment...

Elan reports increased pre-tax profits for 3Q15

Newswatch - Nov 4, 14:38

Touchscreen controller IC vendor Elan Microelectronics saw its pre-tax profits grow 47% sequentially to NT$264 million (US$8.14 million) for the third quarter of 2015. The earnings...

MediaTek chairman invests in fingerprint sensor maker Egistec, says paper

Newswatch - Nov 4, 11:31

MediaTek chairman MK Tsai has personally committed equity investment in fingerprint sensor maker Egis Technology (Egistec), according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News...

Global semiconductor sales increase 1.5% in 3Q15, says SIA

Nov 4, 11:19

Worldwide sales of semiconductors reached US$85.2 billion in the third quarter of 2015, up 1.5% sequentially but down 2.8% on year, according to SIA.

Digitimes Research: China tablet AP shipments to drop close to 30% on year in 4Q15

Nov 3, 22:11

Digitimes Research estimates that China's tablet AP shipments will reach 24.3 million units, staying flat from a quarter ago and down 29.6% on year, as related chip makers are not...

Taiwan to review ban on Chinese investment in local IC design sector

Nov 3, 11:14

Taiwan will asses the feasibility of lifting a ban on investments by China-based firms in the local IC design industry, according to officials from Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs...

Commentary: Tsinghua Unigroup investment in PTI may trigger Taiwan policy change for semiconductor industry

Nov 3, 10:59

The investment of NT$19.4 billion (US$598 million) by China-based Tsinghua Unigroup to take a 25% stake in Taiwan's IC backend service company Powertech Technology (PTI) could lead...

Tsinghua Unigroup expresses interest in MediaTek

Nov 2, 21:30

China's state-backed technology conglomerate Tsinghua Unigroup, which owns both Spreadtrum Communications and RDA Microelectronics, has expressed interest in merging its two chip...

Tsinghua Unigroup chairman Zhao Wei-Guo

Falling handset-IC prices put pressure on gross margin, says MediaTek

Nov 2, 11:07

Intense competition among handset-IC suppliers has led to falling chip prices affecting negatively MediaTek's gross margin performance, according to company president Ching-Jiang...

Touchscreen IC vendor FocalTech reports earnings for 3Q15

Newswatch - Nov 2, 10:57

Touchscreen and LCD driver IC vendor FocalTech Systems has reported net profits of NT$190 million (US$5.86 million) or NT$0.49 per share for the third quarter of 2015. For the first...

MediaTek 3Q15 profits soar 25%

Oct 30, 15:45

MediaTek's net profits soared to almost NT$8 billion (US$246 million) in the third quarter of 2015 hitting the highest quarterly level for the year.

Parade projects flat to 10% growth in 4Q15

Oct 30, 15:20

Mixed-signal IC design house Parade Technologies expects its consolidated revenues to reach US$61-67 million in the fourth quarter of 2015 compared with US$60.82 million posted in...

Huawei using more HiSilicon chips in high-end smartphones

Oct 30, 12:13

The ratio Kirin-series application processors, developed by HiSilicon Technologies, used in Huawei's mid-range and high-end smartphones has continued to increase, which is unfavorable...

Demand for fingerprint, force touch sensors to increase significantly in 2016, says sources

Oct 30, 10:58

More Android-based smartphone vendors are expected to incorporate fingerprint and force touch sensors into their new models for 2016 as they strive to enhance the performance of their...

Price erosion in sensors and volatility in discretes slows total O-S-D growth, says IC Insights

Oct 29, 16:26

The worldwide market for optoelectronics, sensors and actuators, and discrete semiconductors (O-S-D) has turned into a mixed bag of double-digit growth for several major product categories...

MCU supplier Nuvoton posts revenue and profit growth in 3Q15

Oct 29, 10:18

Nuvoton Technology, the logic IC subsidiary of Winbond Electronics specializing in MCU products, has reported on-year increases of 11% and 69%, respectively, in revenues and profits...

Holtek expects flat or slight revenue growth in 4Q15

Oct 29, 10:12

Microcontroller (MCU) design specialist Holtek Semiconductor expects to report flat or slight sequential growth in revenues for the fourth quarter of 2015.

Sony and Toshiba sign MOU for transfer of certain semiconductor fabrication facilities

Oct 28, 22:17

Sony and Toshiba have entered into a non-binding memorandum of understanding that confirms their intent to negotiate the transfer to Sony of certain Toshiba owned semiconductor fabrication...

Digitimes Research: China smartphone AP shipments to grow 14.6% on quarter in 4Q15

Oct 28, 11:46

Shipments of smartphone-use application processors in China are expected to grow 14.6% sequentially to 161 million units in the fourth quarter of 2015 as handset vendors are building...

Magnetic sensor suppliers look to automotive sector for growth, says IHS

Oct 28, 11:43

Led by ongoing price erosion in the electronic compass sensor market, year-over-year semiconductor-based magnetic sensor revenues grew less than 1% in 2014; however, the industry's...

Sino-American to ship NFC chip in 4Q15

Oct 27, 14:44

Taiwan-based power supply unit (PSU) maker Sino-American Electronics has expanded into the chip design industry and has developed a NFC chip that has already received orders from...

Differentiation is essential: Q&A with Intersil Taiwan managing director Brian Wan

Oct 27, 11:16

While the product life cycles of analog ICs are getting shorter and shorter, the technical standards are getting ever higher. This is posing a challenge for industry players who have...

Brian Wan

High resolution displays contribute to rising revenues for driver chip vendors, IHS says

Oct 26, 22:43

Annual revenues for driver integrated circuits (ICs) will peak at US$6.8 billion in 2017, due mainly to the demand for higher resolution displays in smartphones and other applications,...

Richtek to focus on analog chips for mobile devices, wearables

Oct 26, 22:37

After becoming a unit of MediaTek, Richtek Technology will continue to expand its analog IC portfolio and move more aggressively to gain market share, according to sources familiar...

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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.

  • Toshiba+TZ2100+group+application+processors

    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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