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28nm HPM production lines at TSMC, UMC to run at full capacity until 3Q16, says paper

Newswatch - May 24, 15:44

Both the 28nm HPM (high performance mobile computing) production lines at Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) and United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) will run...

Digitimes Research: Korea LCD driver IC vendor Silicon Works sees revenues hit record high in 2015

May 24, 14:15

Combined revenues of Korea's major LCD driver IC vendors reached a record high of KRW419.4 billion (US$353.97 million) in 2015, with Silicon Works, a subsidiary of LG Electronics,...

Silicon Motion expects NAND flash shortage in 2H16

May 24, 14:13

NAND flash device controller supplier Silicon Motion Technology is expecting a shortage for the NAND flash industry in the second half of 2016.

Digitimes Research: China smartphone AP shipments to grow 11.3% sequentially in 2Q16

May 24, 11:08

Having digested their excessive inventory, smartphone vendors have stepped up the pace of placing chip orders in the second quarter of 2016, according to Digitimes Research. Smartphone...

Chip suppliers cautious about unit production for upcoming iPhone

May 23, 22:37

Chip suppliers are looking to enter production starting mid-June for the upcoming new iPhone series slated for launch in September 2016, but are generally less optimistic on their...

Chip demand from Apple disappointing, say sources

May 20, 11:34

Chip orders from Apple have been relatively slow in the second quarter of 2016 compared to the same quarter in previous years, due to poor sales of the vendor's existing iPhone and...

Digitimes Research: Taiwan IC design industry output value to rise 7% in 2016

May 20, 09:00

The production value of Taiwan's IC design industry is expected to increase 7.4% on year to NT$570.75 billion (US$17.4 billion) in 2016, according to Digitimes Research.

Nuvoton audio IC adopted in new Google tablet, says report

May 20, 08:58

Taiwan-based Nuvoton Technology with its audio codec ICs has entered the supply chain of Google, according to a report by Taiwan's Central News Agency (CNA).

MediaTek to spin off VR business unit as soon as June, says report

Stockwatch - May 20, 08:57

IC design house MediaTek plans to spin off its virtual reality (VR) division to form an independent company in a bid to boost its VR business, according to a recent Chinese-language...

ARM announces 10nm test chip

May 19, 10:17

ARM has announced the first multicore, 64-bit ARMv8-A processor test chip based on TSMC's 10FinFET process technology. Simulation benchmarks show impressive power and efficiency gains...

Digitimes Research: Taiwan IC design industry output value to increase 6.7% in 2Q16

May 19, 10:16

The production value of Taiwan's IC design industry is expected to increase 6.7% sequentially in the second quarter of 2016, thanks to a pick-up in handset demand, according to Digitimes...

3S expects to post lower revenues but higher gross margin in 2Q16

May 19, 10:09

Weak controller IC demand for memory devices will drag down Solid State System's (3S) revenues in the second quarter, but gross margin for the quarter will be higher than the 32.92%...

TSMC mulling cutting 16/20nm prices

May 18, 11:08

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is considering dropping contract prices for its handset-IC clients to help ease the pressure of their declining ASPs and gross margins,...

Global 1Q16 silicon wafer shipments increase on quarter, says SEMI

May 17, 15:02

Worldwide silicon wafer area shipments increased during the first quarter of 2016 when compared to fourth-quarter 2015 area shipments according to the SEMI Silicon Manufacturers Group...

ALi reports loss for 1Q16

May 16, 22:30

IC design house ALi, which specializes in set-top box (STB) chipset solutions, swung to net losses of NT$26 million (US$0.8 million) with revenues falling about 12% sequentially in...

Intel obtains up to 50% of modem chip orders for upcoming iPhone

May 16, 22:27

Intel will supply up to 50% of the modem chips for use in the new iPhones slated for launch in September 2016, according to industry sources.

Quake-hit facilities to resume production by end-May, says Sony

May 16, 15:09

Sony's sensor production was affected by earthquakes on April 14, 2016 and subsequent earthquakes in Japan's Kumamoto region, but is set to resume operations by the end of May, according...

IC Insights releases top-20 semiconductor suppliers in 1Q16

May 16, 10:23

IC Insights has released its list of the world's top-20 semiconductor suppliers including three pure-play foundries and six fabless companies in the first quarter of 2016.

Worldwide semiconductor revenues to fall 2.3% in 2016, says IDC

May 16, 10:00

Worldwide semiconductor revenues for 2016 will fall for a second consecutive year to US$324 billion, down 2.3% from the previous year according to IDC. Revenues are forecast to log...

UMC to help develop DRAM manufacturing technology for China firm

Stockwatch - May 16, 09:59

Fujian Jin Hua Integrated Circuit and Taiwan-based United Microelectronics (UMC) have signed a technology cooperation agreement for UMC to develop DRAM related technologies for Jin...

MediaTek announces sale of auto IC subsidiary to China firm

Stockwatch - May 13, 15:06

Taiwan-based IC design house MediaTek has announced the signing of a strategic cooperation framework agreement with NavInfo, a China-based digital mapping service provider. According...

Pixart 1Q16 profits hit 12-quarter low

May 13, 14:15

IC design company Pixart Imaging saw its net profits fall to NT$25.26 million (US$0.78 million) in the first quarter of 2016, the lowest level in 12 quarters, with EPS coming to NT...

Himax looks to 7.5-12.5% revenue growth in 2Q16

May 13, 10:02

Himax Technologies' revenues for the first quarter of 2016 met the company's guidance while gross margin and EPS actually beat its estimates. Looking forward, the company expects...

Panel demand picking up, say IC firms

May 13, 09:57

Short lead-time orders for small-size panels are flowing in while orders for large-size panels have been picking up. Taiwan-based analog IC and LCD driver IC firms are expected to...

MediaTek in trading halt pending release of material information

Stockwatch - May 13, 09:55

IC design house MediaTek will enter a trading halt on May 13, pending the release of material information, according to a company filing with the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE). MediaTek...

Phison posts EPS NT$4.71 in 1Q16, anticipating NAND flash shortage in 3Q16

Newswatch - May 13, 09:54

NAND flash controller and solution provider Phison Electronics has reported net profits of NT$964 million (US$29.6 million) for the first quarter of 2016, down slightly from NT$1.029...

Cypress adopts Cadence design tools for 40nm auto ICs

May 12, 13:46

Cypress Semiconductor has selected the full Cadence RTL-to-signoff digital design flow and complete Spectre circuit simulation platform for all of its 40nm automotive chip designs,...

Automotive electronics system demand fails to boost auto IC market in 2015, says IC Insights

May 12, 10:25

With discussion increasingly focused on autonomous vehicles and vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) and vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) communication, demand is rising for electronic systems...

LED driver IC firm Macroblock 1Q16 profits increase

May 11, 21:18

LED driver IC specialist Macroblock has reported net profits of NT$45.46 million (US$1.4 million) for the first quarter of 2016, up significantly from profits of NT$17.08 million...

Chip orders from China smartphone vendors to boost MediaTek 2Q16 revenues

May 11, 21:15

Orders placed by China-based Oppo, Gionee and Vivo are set to boost revenues at smartphone-chip provider MediaTek in the second quarter of 2016, according to industry sources.

WPG April revenues up, WT Micro down

Stockwatch - May 10, 22:48

Taiwan-based WPG saw its April revenues increase 5.5% compared to April 2015 while fellow IC distributor WT Microelectronics' revenues decreased 5.3% on year.

Generalplus, Sonix see April revenues rise

May 10, 11:25

Consumer IC design houses Generalplus Technology and Sonix Technology both saw their April revenues climb to the highest monthly levels for 2016.

Topco Scientific reports increased April revenues

Stockwatch - May 10, 11:23

Semiconductor materials distributor Topco Scientific has reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.22 billion (US$68.3 million) for April 2016, up 39.6% on year and 22.3% sequentially...

Winbond April revenues rise

Stockwatch - May 9, 21:34

Specialty memory specialist Winbond Electronics has announced consolidated revenues of NT$3.52 billion (US$108.5 million) for April 2016, up 2.8% sequentially and 11.4% on year.

Worldwide semiconductor capital spending to decline 2% in 2016, says Gartner

May 9, 21:32

Worldwide semiconductor capital spending is projected to decline 2% to US$62.8 billion in 2016, according to Gartner. This is up from the estimated 4.7% decline in Gartner's previous...

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    Samsung 12-megapixel image sensor

    Samsung Electronics has announced a 12-megapixel image sensor for smartphones. Already in mass production, this 1.4 micron-pixel-based image sensor is equipped with Dual Pixel technology...

    Photo: Company, Mar 22.

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    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 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...

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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 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...

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