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Taiwan IC design houses aim to land more tablet IC orders from brand vendors

Jul 11, 14:42

Taiwan-based IC design houses are shifting their focus to win more IC orders from brand tablet vendors instead of white-box suppliers since shipment growth of white-box tablets has...

MediaTek remains calm on Qualcomm price reduction

Jul 11, 14:05

MediaTek has said it is not concerned much about Qualcomm's announcement that it is lowering prices for its entry-level 4G solutions, believing that the price reductions will not...

IC design houses set for higher gross margins

Jul 10, 15:22

IC design houses including MediaTek, Realtek Semiconductor, Novatek Microelectronics and Richtek Technology are expected to see their gross margins for the second quarter of 2014...

Digitimes Research: Hisilicon AP to give Huawei cost advantage in high-end mobile device market

Jul 9, 14:13

Hisilicon, an affiliate of Huawei, has been developing application processors for many years. The company's early products had issues that caused resulted in poor power consumption-performance...

Chipset solution vendors to ramp up market share at the expense of gross margins

Jul 8, 22:03

Smartphone solution vendors including Qualcomm, MediaTek and Marvell Technology are expected to ramp up shipments of 4G chips in the third quarter of 2014 at the expense of their...

Digitimes Research: Tablet-AP shipments from Intel expected to reach 31.15 million in 2014

Jul 8, 14:31

Intel aims to ship 40 million application processors (APs) for tablets in 2014, up 400% from the volume in 2013, but most market watchers believe such a volume is quite a challenge...

MediaTek 2Q14 sales meet guidance

Jul 8, 11:56

IC design house MediaTek has reported revenues of NT$15.71 billion (US$524.91 million) for June, down 18.8% sequentially but up 60.7% on year. Second-quarter revenues were up 17.7%...

KYEC June, 2Q14 revenues hit new highs

Newswatch - Jul 7, 12:46

IC backend service company King Yuan Electronics (KYEC) saw its revenues gain 3.4% on month and 11.2% on year to a record high of NT$1.44 billion (US$48.19 million) in June.

Elan June revenues down, but 2Q14 revenues up 20%

Newswatch - Jul 7, 11:11

Touch controller chipmaker Elan Microelectronics has reported revenues of NT$643 million (US$21.52 million) for June, decreasing 12.7% from the previous month and also a year earli...

SMIC to fabricate Qualcomm Snapdragon CPUs on 28nm process

Jul 4, 15:20

Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC) and Qualcomm have announced that the two firms will collaborate on 28nm wafer production process, and SMIC will manufacture...

Phison Electronics to offer 28nm SSD controller chips at end of 2014

Jul 4, 12:09

In view of fast growing SSD demand, IC design house Phison Electronics will start producing its 28nm SSD controller chips at Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) by the...

MediaTek confident of attaining 2014 target of 15 million 4G processors

Jul 4, 10:30

IC design house MediaTek in early 2014 set target shipments of 15 million APs (application processors) for 4G smartphones, and is confident of reaching the goal due to expected large...

Digitimes Research: Google looking to clean up Android device mess in emerging markets

Jul 3, 12:01

The Android operating system was again the spotlight of Google I/O developer conference and in addition to a preview of the latest Android L, the Internet giant also launched an entry-level...

Chipset solution vendors seek 28nm capacity at UMC, Globalfoundries and SMIC

Jul 2, 14:03

Chipset solution vendors including Qualcomm and MediaTek have continued to seek additional 28nm capacity at United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC), Globalfoundries and, particularly,...

Applied Materials advances ion implant technology for 3D chip architectures

Jul 2, 13:31

Applied Materials has announced the Applied Varian VIISta 900 3D system, a medium-current ion implantation tool developed for manufacturing FinFET and 3D NAND designs at sub-2Xnm...

Most Taiwan makers unlikely to enter Android One supply chain

Jul 1, 15:41

While Google is ambitious to boost sales of its planned Android One-based smartphones to emerging markets, most Taiwan-based handset component makers are unlikely to obtain orders...

Sony Mobile to adopt MediaTek 64-bit quad-core 4G LTE solutions

Jul 1, 12:03

Sony Mobile Communications will adopt MediaTek's 64-bit quad-core solution, the MT6732, for production of entry-level and mid-range 4G LTE smartphones for delivering in 2015, according...

Digitimes Research: China unveils new semiconductor industry development guidelines

Jun 30, 15:50

The China government has been offering tax incentives to promote the development of its semiconductor industry since the implementation of its 12th five-year economic development...

Digitimes Research: Wi-Fi chipmakers taking different paths for growth

Jun 30, 15:43

In the first half of 2014, Wi-Fi chipmakers can be divided into two groups: one focusing on developing Wi-Fi chip solutions with better specifications and higher speed, and the other...

Order visibility for LED driver ICs extends through 3Q14

Jun 27, 15:40

Order visibility for most Taiwan-based LED driver IC vendors has extended to the end of the third quarter of 2014 thanks to the booming LED lighting market in China, according to...

Lighting accounts for one-quarter of all LED driver IC revenues in 2013, says IHS

Jun 27, 14:13

One out of every four dollars spent worldwide on LED drivers in 2013 was used for lighting applications, illustrating the growing importance of illumination in the LED business, according...

Google teams up with MediaTek to develop Android One, say sources

Jun 27, 11:57

Google has chosen Taiwan-based MediaTek as the strategic solution partner for the development of the Android One platform that will enable handset makers to build low-cost smartphones...

Wireless charging solution market to grow by CAGR of 30% in next 3-5 years

Jun 25, 21:19

The global wireless charging solution market is expected to grow by a CAGR of over 30% in the next 3-5 years as more and more smartphone vendors have begun to incorporate such solutions...

Digitimes Research: South Korea eyes AP development; pushing for mid-range market initially

Jun 25, 15:34

South Korea paid about KRW350 billion (US$342.81 million) in royalties to ARM for AP licensing in 2012, up significantly from KRW180 billion in 2008 and the fee is expected to rise...

Demand for fingerprint sensors to grow robustly in 2H14

Jun 25, 10:42

Global demand for fingerprint identification sensors is set to grow significantly in the second half of 2014 as the Android platform is now able to support fingerprint sensor applications,...

China government likely to acquire Broadcom handset solution business

Jun 24, 21:32

The China government, which has set up a number of development funds to promote the IC industry, reportedly plans to take over Broadcom's handset solution business, according to industry...

Smartphone vendors trending to develop more ICs in-house

Jun 24, 15:28

Some brand handset vendors reportedly have accelerated their in-house development of smartphone-use ICs, while reducing the ratio of ICs purchased from outside, according to component...

More chipset suppliers to tie up with Taiwan-based IC design houses

Jun 20, 12:05

More chipset suppliers are likely to tie up with Taiwan-based IC design houses in order to tap retail channels as well as to expand their ecosystem in China, according to industry...

Knowles and Infineon are top suppliers of packaged MEMS microphones and bare microphone dies, says IHS

Jun 19, 15:37

The global market for MEMS microphone chips is split into dual segments that are dominated by two suppliers: Knowles and Infineon Technologies AG, according to IHS.

Digitimes Research: Qualcomm far ahead of Marvell and MediaTek in China LTE market

Jun 19, 12:38

Qualcomm, a leading player in terms of LTE technologies, started supplying LTE solutions to markets worldwide including China in 2013. But because of regulations and issues over licensing...

Dialog reportedly discontinues cooperation with Richtek

Jun 18, 21:45

Dialog Semiconductor reportedly has temporarily suspended its cooperation with Richtek Technology for the development of power management solutions, while shifting its focus to cooperate...

Digitimes Research: Global SSD sales to grow 60% in 2014

Jun 18, 15:41

Global SSD sales are expected to grow 60% on year in 2014 after nearly doubling a year earlier, buoyed by continually declining NAND flash prices, slimming-down of notebooks, and...

China market: MediaTek to ship over 200 million 3G handset solutions in 2014

Jun 17, 22:08

MediaTek is expected to ship over 200 million 3G handset solutions in China in 2014, accounting for a 50% share of the segment and making MediaTek the top 3G solution vendor in the...

Micron, SK Hynix interested in investing in Taiwan SSD controller IC designers, say Taiwan makers

Jun 17, 14:13

In view of continued growth in global demand for SSDs, Micron Technology and SK Hynix are interested in investing in Taiwan-based SSD controller IC design houses including Silicon...

MediaTek 3G solution shipments unaffected by cancellation of subsidies

Jun 16, 12:22

MediaTek's shipments of 3G smartphone solutions to China have not been affected by the moves of China-based telecom operators to shift their promotional subsidies from 3G to 4G smartphones,...

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  • Taiwan market: Chunghwa Telecom expected to reach nearly 400,000 4G users at end of September

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  • Foxconn engaged in carbon emissions trading for energy saving

    Before Going to Press | 10h 37min ago

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    Before Going to Press | 10h 45min ago

  • Touch panel makers continuing to see pressure to reduce prices

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  • Taiwan makers look to potential demand for LTE Small Cell

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  • Digitimes Research: China makers expected to hold a 35% global proportion in small- to medium-size TFT LCD production capacity in 2017

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  • Taiwan makers expanding facilities to further enter medical segment

    Before Going to Press | 11h 1min ago

  • China market: China Mobile TD-LTE data device sales short of expectations

    Before Going to Press | 11h 2min ago

  • Japan PV module vendors talking with Taiwan solar cell makers about OEM production in 2015

    Before Going to Press | 11h 3min ago

  • Samsung to introduce Tizen to smart home-use electronics, LCD TVs in 2015

    Before Going to Press | 11h 4min ago

  • Digitimes Research: Cree reduces 2015 capex needs via stake investment in Lextar

    Before Going to Press | 11h 6min ago

  • Foxconn Zhengzhou factory ships over 6 million iPhone 6 devices, says report

    Before Going to Press | 11h 9min ago

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