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North American semiconductor equipment industry posts book-to-bill ratio of 1.04 in April, says SEMI

May 22, 15:23

North America-based semiconductor equipment manufacturers posted US$1.57 billion in orders in April 2015 (three-month average basis) and a book-to-bill ratio of 1.04, according to...

Samsung steps up purchases of IC parts from Taiwan

May 22, 15:21

Samsung Electronics has stepped up purchases of IC parts from its Taiwan-based suppliers, including Himax Technologies, Richtek Technology and Silergy, according to industry source...

Intel, Rockchip jointly promoting SoFIA 3G-R SoCs in China

May 22, 15:16

Intel and China-based Rockchip Electronics have recently stepped up their joint efforts to promote the quad-core SoFIA 3G-R (C3230RK) SoC solutions to the white-box tablet sector...

IC Insights releases top-20 semiconductor suppliers in 1Q15

May 21, 21:32

IC Insights has released its list of the world's top-20 semiconductor suppliers including three pure-play foundries and four fabless companies in the first quarter of 2015.

Cirrus Logic shifts orders to TSMC

May 21, 21:05

Cirrus Logic has reportedly shifted its orders back to Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) from Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS), as the audio chip provider...

2014 banner year for global industrial semiconductors, says IHS

May 21, 11:04

Worldwide industrial semiconductor revenues totaled US$40.4 billion in 2014, up from US$34.3 billion in 2013, according to IHS. The 18% increase follows solid growth of 13% in 2013,...

Qualcomm to step out of TSMC top-5 client list in 2H15

May 20, 20:59

Qualcomm may not serve as one of the top-five clients for Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) in the second half of 2015 as the US-based chipmaker has placed more 14nm...

Power management semiconductor market rises 7% in 2014, says IHS

May 19, 22:16

After less-than-stellar market growth in 2013, the market for power management semiconductors surged in 2014. Even after a seasonal revenue decline of roughly 5% in the fourth quarter...

ESMT, Etron enter Taiwan top-10 IC design houses in 1Q15

May 19, 16:04

Memory-IC design companies Elite Semiconductor Memory Technology (ESMT) and Etron Technology both broke into Taiwan's top-10 IC design houses in the first quarter of 2015.

MediaTek with 10-core chips likely to win orders for Xiaomi high-end phones

May 19, 15:15

Xiaomi, which uses Qualcomm's Snapdragon 810 SoC for its Note-series smartphones, will likely switch back to MediaTek for its flagship smartphones, according to industry sources.

ARM, UMC launch new 55nm ULP physical IP solution for energy-efficient IoT applications

May 18, 21:51

ARM and United Microelectronics (UMC) have jointly announced the availability of a new ARM Artisan physical IP solution on 55nm to accelerate the development of ARM processor-based...

Phison nets NT$4.52 per share for 1Q15

Stockwatch - May 18, 21:48

Taiwan-based Phison Electronics, a provider of NAND flash device controller ICs, has reported a net EPS of NT$4.52 (US$0.15) for the first quarter of 2015 compared with NT$4.15 a...

Touchscreen controller IC vendor FocalTech sees losses narrow in 1Q15

Newswatch - May 18, 10:53

Touchscreen controller and LCD driver IC supplier FocalTech Systems has reported that its net losses shrank 63.7% sequentially to NT$55.56 million (US$1.83 million) in the first quarter...

Handset demand to rise fast in 2H15, says MediaTek executive

May 15, 14:41

Handset demand in China and other emerging markets are expected to rise rapidly in the second half of 2015, according to MediaTek senior VP Chu Shang-tsu.

MediaTek senior VP Chu Shang-tsu

MediaTek 10-core chips likely to attract orders from many smartphone vendors

May 15, 14:20

MediaTek's recently-introduced Helio X20 SoC series for high-end smartphones has reportedly received positive feedback from international smartphone vendors.

MediaTek helio X20

Himax expects sales drop in 2Q15

May 15, 11:51

LCD driver IC design specialist Himax Technologies expects to post a revenue decline of 5-9% sequentially in the second quarter of 2015, with gross margin sliding about 2pp on quar...

Cypress enters race to buy ISSI

May 14, 22:15

Cypress Semiconductor announced on May 13 that the company has made an offer to buy Integrated Silicon Solution (ISSI) for US$19.75 per share in cash.

IC distributor ANStek 1Q15 profits rise

May 14, 22:11

IC distributor Answer Technology (ANStek) has reported net profits of NT$56 million (US$1.8 million) on consolidated revenues of NT$799 million for the first quarter of 2015, with...

Semi material distributor Topco sees earnings drop on year in 1Q15

Newswatch - May 14, 13:53

Semiconductor material distributor Topco Scientific has reported net profits of NT$66.57 million (US$2.17 million) for the first quarter of 2015, down 11.8% from a year earlier.

Genesys Logic sees net profits up 115% on year in 1Q15

Newswatch - May 13, 22:23

USB chip supplier Genesys Logic has reported net profits of NT$83 million (US$2.7 million) for the first quarter of 2015, down 34% sequentially but up 115% from a year earlier.

Richtek expects 2Q15 sales to rise up to 7%

May 13, 15:43

Analog IC design house Richtek Technology expects to post sales growth of up to 7% sequentially in the second quarter of 2015, thanks to increasing contributions from new products...

TI strengthens analog market share, says IC Insights

May 13, 10:36

Texas Instruments (TI) was again the leading supplier of analog devices in 2014 with US$8.1 billion in sales, and increased its analog market share to 18%, while Skyworks Solutions...

MediaTek announces 10-core Helio X20 SoC, sample availability in 3Q15

May 12, 22:11

MediaTek has announced its 10-core Helio X20 series SoC chips for smartphones, with sample shipments slated for the third quarter of 2015.

Topco Scientific revenues up on year in April

Stockwatch - May 12, 10:53

Semiconductor material distributor Topco Scientific has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.59 billion (US$51.72 million) for April, representing a 5.89% drop on month and 0.38%...

WPG Holdings see April revenues increase

Stockwatch - May 11, 16:40

WPG Holdings has reported consolidated revenues of NT$40.909 billion (US$1.33 billion) for April 2015, representing a 1.45% increase on month and 3.89% increase on year.

Digitimes Research: Tablet AP shipments to China to grow 18.6% sequentially

May 11, 16:08

Tablet application processor (AP) shipments to China are estimated to grow 18.6% sequentially in the second quarter of 2015 to reach about 29 million units as demand from the end...

Elan Microelectronics sees April revenues decrease

Stockwatch - May 8, 15:35

Elan Microelectronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$544 million (US$17.71 million) for April 2015, representing a 2.09% drop on month and 25.83% drop on year.

New Apple Watch has lowest ratio of hardware costs to retail price, IHS teardown reveals

May 8, 11:12

The Apple Watch has the lowest hardware costs compared to retail price of any Apple phone IHS Technology has researched, according to a preliminary estimate by IHS. The teardown of...

Realtek April revenues drop on year

Stockwatch - May 7, 15:39

Fabless IC firm Realtek Semiconductor has reported consolidated revenues for April 2015 grew 3.9% sequentially but dropped 1.89% on year to reach NT$2.65 billion (US$86.4 million).

Commentary: Huali Microelectronics sets new milestone for entering memory chip segment

May 7, 14:43

Shanghai Huali Microelectronics (HLMC), a 12-inch wafer foundry under the China-based Shanghai Huahong Group, has reached a milestone by snapping up foundry orders from Taiwan-based...

Novatek expects flat sales for 2Q15

May 7, 10:06

LCD driver IC design specialist Novatek Microelectronics has estimated consolidated revenues for the second quarter of 2015 will reach between NT$12.5 billion (US$408 million) and...

Utilization rates at 8-inch fabs falling

May 7, 10:04

Capacity utilization rates at 8-inch wafer fabs have fallen at a faster-than-expected pace recently prompting foundry houses to lower their quotes, according to sources at Taiwan-based...

Dialog, Foxconn SiP subsidiary to invest in Dyna Image

May 6, 21:58

Dialog Semiconductor, which focuses on power management IC solutions, has announced plans to acquire a 40% stake in Taiwan-based Dyna Image, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Lite-On Se...

China smartphone vendors look for more supplies of CMOS image sensors

May 6, 21:48

China-based smartphone vendors reportedly are suffering shortages in the supply of CMOS image sensors from Sony as the Japan-based supplier has given priority to Apple and Samsung...

China market: Prices for 4- and 8-core handset chips to fall

May 6, 14:16

Prices for 8-core handset chips are set to fall below US$10 in 2015 while those for quad-core chips will slip to US$5, as chipmakers start a price war, according to industry sources...

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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.

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    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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    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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