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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.

MediaTek reportedly no longer supplies chips to Xiaomi

Nov 26, 16:21

China media outlets have reported recently that MediaTek has decided to suspend its chip supply for Xiaomi's smartphone.

Taiwan IC designers seeing gross margin under pressure

Nov 26, 14:38

Taiwan-based IC design houses are seeking to improve their gross margins in 2015, by securing new orders for mobile devices set to roll out during the first half of the year, according...

IC designers expect higher gross margin in 2015

LED lighting marks a new era: Q&A with Hubie Notohamiprodjo, SSL products marketing director, Dialog Semiconductor

Nov 26, 14:17

With the global LED lighting application market taking off, and business opportunities emerging fast, semiconductor firms, particularly LED driver IC vendors, around the globe have...

Hubie Notohamiprodjo, SSL product marketing director

MediaTek participates in government-led fund in Shanghai

Nov 25, 14:04

MediaTek has announced plans to invest about CNY300 million (US$49 million) in a China government-led investment fund aiming to boost development of the local IC industry in Shangh...

ARM seeing troubles penetrating into PC, server industries; IoT becomes new battlefield for Intel, ARM

Nov 24, 22:27

Despite aggressively attempting to advance into the PC and server industries, ARM-based CPU platforms will not be able to achieve any significant results within the next two years...

Taiwan IC designers see demand slowing down

Nov 24, 22:06

Demand for PC, 3G phone and consumer electronics ICs has slowed down recently, due to seasonal weakness, according to sources at Taiwan-based IC design houses.

Compatibility, efficiency crucial to wireless charging market: Q&A with Mark Hunsicker, senior director of wireless power solutions at Qualcomm

Nov 24, 11:29

Despite years of enthusiasm for wireless charging technology, the market for wireless charging applications remains undesirable. Digitimes recently held a chat with Mark Hunsicker,...

Quaccomm senior director Mark

China and US boost worldwide industrial semiconductor market in 2014, says IHS

Nov 21, 10:38

Continuing strength in China and a resurgent US economy are combining to drive accelerated growth in the worldwide market for semiconductors used in industrial applications in 2014,...

Falling LED bulb prices put pressure on LED driver IC firms

Nov 21, 10:34

Falling retail prices for LED light bulbs have put the LED driver IC market under pressure, according to industry sources. Some LED driver IC suppliers incapable of lowering their...

China IC design houses expand presence in touch IC and fingerprint sensor markets

Nov 21, 10:27

China-based IC design firms including Goodix and Silead have expanded their presence in both touch IC and fingerprint sensor markets, thanks to rising orders placed by China's brand...

Digitimes Research: Taiwan LCD driver IC revenues to rise 6% in 2014

Nov 20, 21:23

The combined revenues of Taiwan's top-six LCD driver IC makers are expected to register a 6.1% increase in 2014, according to Digitimes Research.

Automotive IC market to display strongest growth through 2018, says IC Insights

Nov 19, 21:38

Of the six major end-use applications for ICs, the automotive market is forecast to experience the strongest average annual revenue growth rate through 2018, according to IC Insigh...

Touchscreen controller IC prices to fall further in 2015

Nov 17, 21:55

Prices of touchscreen controller ICs used in handsets are likely to fall 30% or more in 2015, due to fierce price competition among China- and Taiwan-based chip suppliers, according...

Dongbu HiTek volume producing touchscreen controllers

Nov 17, 15:51

Dongbu HiTek has scaled up the production of touchscreen controller chips with embedded flash (eFlash) memory to meet rising demand for entry-level and mid-range smartphones, according...

Himax expects flat or slight revenue growth in 4Q14

Nov 14, 16:22

IC design house Himax Technologies has reported financial results for the third quarter of 2014, which came in line with the company's guidance. Looking into the fourth quarter, the...

Elan 3Q14 profits slip 15%

Nov 13, 19:25

Elan Microelectronics, which provides touchscreen controller ICs, saw its net profits decrease 15% sequentially in the third quarter with revenues slipping 5%.

Himax provides touch-panel controllers for Lumia 535, says report

Newswatch - Nov 13, 14:19

Taiwan-based Himax Technologies has secured touch-panel controller orders for the first Microsoft-branded smartphone, Taiwan's Central News Agency (CNA) cited industry sources...

Chipmakers of Apple Watch supply chain gearing up production

Nov 12, 22:05

Chip suppliers involved in the supply chain of the Apple Watch are gearing up to start production for the upcoming wearable device, according to industry sources.

TSMC 16FinFET Plus process achieves risk production milestone

Nov 12, 16:08

TSMC has announced its 16nm FinFET Plus (16FF+) process is now in risk production. This enhanced version of TSMC's 16FF process operates 40% faster than the company's planar 20nm...

Digitimes Research: Tablet-use AP shipments in China grow slower than expected in 3Q14

Nov 11, 22:35

Shipments of application processors for tablets in the China market grew at a lower-than-expected 5.9% sequentially in the third quarter of 2014 as sales of white-box tablets were...

Digitimes Research: Tablet AP shipments in China to rise 4.7% in 4Q14

Nov 11, 20:11

Shipments of tablet-use application processors (AP) in China are forecast to rise 4.7% sequentially in the fourth quarter of 2014, according to Digitimes Research. Meanwhile, shipments...

WPG sees October sales decline on month

Stockwatch - Nov 11, 16:15

WPG has reported consolidated revenues of NT$39.184 billion (US$1.31 billion) for October 2014, representing a 8.36% drop on month and 9.01% increase on year.

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    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.

  • Qualcomm+Snapdragon+810+and+808+processors

    Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 and 808 processors

    Qualcomm Technologies has introduced its next-generation mobile processors for the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 tier: the Snapdragon 810 and 808 processors. The Snapdragon 810 and 808...

    Photo: Company, Apr 9.

  • IDT+VersaClock+5+

    IDT VersaClock 5

    Integrated Device Technology (IDT) has introduced its VersaClock 5 family of programmable clock generators. The 5P49V5901 is an in-system programmable clock generator featuring...

    Photo: Company, Mar 18.

  • On+Semiconductor+LC709203F

    On Semiconductor LC709203F

    On Semiconductor has introduced a new family of complementary metal-oxide semiconductor (CMOS) battery fuel gauge ICs that provide measurements of the remaining power level of one-cell...

    Photo: Company, Mar 10.

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Greater China touch panel shipment forecast through 2015
  • 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.

  • Greater China touch panel shipment forecast through 2015

    This Special Report provides forecasts through 2015 for Greater China touch panel shipments with breakdowns based on technology (glass, film, resistive), application (smartphone, NB and tablet) and by firm.

  • 2014 global tablet demand forecast

    This report analyzes the main players, their strategies and shipments forecasts for 2014, as well as other factors contributing to either growth or decline in various segments within the tablet market, with a particular focus on Apple, Google, Samsung, and Microsoft, along with whitebox vendors.