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MediaTek targeting 20% shipment growth for 2016, says report

Stockwatch - Dec 28, 23:09

MediaTek has internally set a shipment goal of 480 million chips for smartphones in 2016 representing about a 20% rise compared to 2015, according to a Chinese-language Economic...

Digitimes Research: Chipset vendors show growing interests in commercial drone market

Dec 28, 16:07

More chipset vendors have become more serious about the development of the commercial drone market and have come out with related IC parts targeting the emerging market, according...

Falling prices to accelerate fingerprint sensor adoption

Dec 28, 10:55

Average selling prices (ASP) of fingerprint sensors are set to fall another 30% in 2016 which will accelerate their adoption by handset makers, according to sources at Taiwan-based...

2016 will be the year of USB Type C and DisplayPort is along for the ride: Q&A with Analogix

Dec 24, 17:50

At this point most consumers are not that familiar with the USB Type C specification but it has the IT industry excited, with adoption rates among makers ramping up quickly. Leading...

Andre Bouwer, vice president of marketing for IC design house Analogix

MediaTek profitability under pressure

Dec 24, 15:43

MediaTek's profitability has come under pressure due to falling ASPs of smartphone chips, and will face further pressure in 2016, according to industry observers.

Elan to mass ship fingerprint sensors in 2Q16

Dec 24, 14:21

Touchscreen controller IC specialist Elan Microelectronics has entered development of fingerprint sensors with mass shipments slated for the second quarter of 2016, according to the...

Etron chair sees modest chip market recovery in 2016

Dec 24, 13:43

Conditions in the global semiconductor industry are set to improve from 2015 enabling a modest recovery in 2016, according to Nicky Lu, chairman and CEO of Taiwan's fabless firm Etron...

MediaTek December sales to fall

Dec 21, 15:15

MediaTek will likely report a substantial decrease sequentially in December revenues, due to a cutback in orders from handset vendors, according to industry sources.

ZTE to develop smartphone application processors in house

Dec 21, 15:13

ZTE has stepped up its efforts to internally develop smartphone chipset solutions, aiming to re-capture the title as one of the top-three smartphone vendors in China, according to...

Taiwan firms obtain verification for OLED driver ICs from Samsung, but still awaiting orders

Dec 18, 16:10

Taiwan-based IC design houses have disclosed their OLED panel-use driver ICs already went through verification by Samsung's procurement unit, but they have not landed orders from...

Asustek ZenFone 3 to come with fingerprint recognition, say Taiwan makers

Dec 18, 10:37

Asustek Computer will for the first time adopt fingerprint recognition technology for its third-generation ZenFone series smartphones to be launched in May-June 2016, according to...

IoT market to nearly double by 2019, says IC Insights

Dec 17, 19:02

Between 2015 and 2019, worldwide systems revenues for applications connecting to the Internet of Things (IoT) will nearly double reaching US$124.5 billion in the final year of the...

Egistec sets IPO price

Newswatch - Dec 17, 10:27

Fingerprint sensor maker Egis Technology (Egistec) will debut on Taiwan's over-the-counter (OTC) securities market with an initial price of NT$115 (US$3.51) per share on December...

Qualcomm to land a majority of chip orders for high-end Android phones in 2016

Dec 17, 10:23

Qualcomm is expected to secure the bulk of chipset orders for high-end Android smartphones in 2016 as vendors including Samsung Electronics, HTC, Sony Mobile Communications, LG Electronics...

Tsinghua Unigroup looking to invest in Phison China subsidiary, says report

Dec 16, 19:44

China's state-owned Tsinghua Unigroup intends to acquire a 51% stake in Taiwan-based NAND flash device controller supplier Phison Electronics' subsidiary in Hefei of China's Anhui...

Tsinghua Unigroup investment plans an opportunity, says Acer founder

Dec 16, 16:10

Acer founder Stan Shih, in response to public controversy over China-based Tsinghua Unigroup's proposed stake investment in three Taiwan-based semiconductor companies, indicated that...

Taiwan IC design houses look to auto and IoT related products for 2016 growth

Dec 16, 11:13

IC shipments for automotive electronics, wearables and IoT devices will enjoy a higher increase than shipments for PCs, tablets and smartphones in 2016, according to sources at Taiwan-based...

Semiconductor equipment sales to slip in 2015, says SEMI

Dec 15, 16:13

Worldwide sales of new semiconductor manufacturing equipment will decrease 0.6% to US$37.3 billion in 2015, according to SEMI. But in 2016, nominal positive growth is expected resulting...

SMIC and M31 introduce differentiated IP solutions for storage controller applications

Dec 15, 10:53

China-based IC foundry Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) has announced the company will expand its IP portfolio with M31 Technology's differentiated high-speed interface...

Should Taiwan open its IC design industry to China capital?

Dec 14, 23:28

Taiwan has come to a turning point as whether it should open its IC design industry to China investment. The issue arises now as China-based Tsinghua Unigroup wants to buy a 25% stake...

IC distributor WT Micro reports decreased sales for November

Newswatch - Dec 11, 16:16

IC distributor WT Microelectronics posted consolidated revenues of NT$8.942 billion (US$272.82 million) for November, down 1.47% on month and 13.85% on year.

Digitimes Research: Qualcomm to enter server market with 24-core CPUs

Dec 11, 15:21

Qualcomm, which announced plans to begin developing ARM-based chips for servers in November 2014, has started delivering server-use CPU samples to potential clients and has also set...

WPG Holdings reports increased revenues for November

Stockwatch - Dec 11, 15:18

WPG Holdings has reported consolidated revenues of NT$48.042 billion (US$1.47 billion) for November 2015, representing a 3.01% increase on month and 25.06% increase on year.

AMD contributes to over 30% of ASMedia Technology 3Q15 revenues

Dec 10, 14:40

AMD placed orders for 2-2.2 million USB 3.1 Host controller ICs with ASMedia Technology at US$2-2.20 per unit in the third quarter to bundle with its chipsets including 990FX and...

New TSMC fab in China likely to target orders for driver ICs, touchscreen solutions

Dec 10, 11:02

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company's (TSMC) planned 12-inch wafer fab in China could be vying for 16nm chip orders from China's local IC design houses specializing in the...

Commentary: TSMC new fab to boost China semiconductor industry

Dec 10, 10:44

The announcement by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) to build a 12-inch wafer manufacturing facility in Nanjing, China heralds the establishment of a cluster of semiconductor...

SEMI cuts forecast for 2015, 2016 fab equipment spending

Dec 9, 20:21

SEMI has lowered its forecast for the global 2015 semiconductor fab equipment spending growth to 0.5% from the 5% estimated previously. The industry association also revised downward...

ASMedia to post record 4Q15 revenues, says report

Stockwatch - Dec 9, 11:19

ASMedia Technology, an Asustek Computer subsidiary specializing in the design and development of USB 3.0 host and device controller chips, is expected to report record revenues for...

NVM IP provider eMemory 4Q15 revenues to rise 15-20%, says report

Stockwatch - Dec 9, 11:16

Embedded non-volatile memory (eNVM) IP provider eMemory Technology is expected to post revenue growth of 15-20% sequentially in the fourth quarter of 2015, thanks to a pick-up in...

Topco reports increased revenues for November

Newswatch - Dec 9, 11:15

IC material distributor Topco Scientific has reported consolidated revenues of NT$606 million (US$18.41 million) for November, up 2.8% sequentially and 2.5% on year.

Digitimes Research: Taiwan IC design industry output value to decline 1.8% in 4Q15

Dec 8, 21:51

The production value of Taiwan's IC design industry is expected to drop 1.8% sequentially in the fourth quarter of 2015, due mainly to seasonal factors, according to Digitimes Rese...

Winbond November revenues up on year

Dec 8, 10:59

Winbond Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.31 billion (US$100.6 million) for November 2015, down 2.3% on month but up 2.6% on year.

Realtek reports increased November revenues

Stockwatch - Dec 7, 23:07

Networking IC design company Realtek Semiconductor has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.37 billion (US$102.8 million) for November 2015, representing increases of 12.9% on month...

Elan reports slight sequential drop in November revenues

Stockwatch - Dec 7, 23:05

Touchscreen controller IC specialist Elan Microelectronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$599 million (US$18.3 million) for November 2015, down 2.6% on month but up 2.2%...

Taiwan MOEA confirms receipt of TSMC application for 12-inch fab in China

Dec 7, 23:04

The Investment Commission of Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) has confirmed it has received an application submitted by TSMC for establishing a 12-inch wafer manufacturing...

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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.

  • Samsung+Bio%2DProcessor

    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.

  • Silicon+Labs+introduces+new+dual%2Dmode+Bluetooth+smart+ready+module

    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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