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  • Last update: Thursday 13 March 2014 [292 news items]

Shipment ratio of 8-core smartphone solutions to be lower in 2014

Mar 13, 22:01

The shipment ratio of 8-core processors to total smartphone solution shipments will not be higher in 2014 as brand and white-box handset vendors in China will still prefer to use...

PC-related IC suppliers see demand pick up

Mar 7, 12:08

Taiwan-based PC-related IC design houses have landed a pull-in of orders recently prompting them to boost wafer starts at foundries, according to industry sources.

Digitimes Research: Taiwan IC design houses perform strongly in 4Q13

Jan 29, 11:36

Taiwan-based IC design houses performed better than expected in the fourth quarter of 2013, yielding production value of NT$125.01 billion (US$4.12 billion), up 0.5% from the prior...

IC design houses head for strong sales in 1Q14

Jan 29, 10:42

IC design houses MediaTek, Realtek Semiconductor, Richtek Technology and Novatek Microelectronics are expected to perform better than expected in the first quarter of 2014, buoyed...

Weltrend braces for strong sales in 2014

Jan 23, 16:02

IC design house Weltrend Semiconductor is expected to see revenues expand significantly in 2014, powered by its power management ICs for games consoles, SDIO controller ICs for mobile...

Taiwan IC suppliers developing chips for MediaTek smartphone solutions

Dec 18, 21:30

MediaTek's growing shipments of smartphone solutions, which are expected to top 200 million units in 2013 and 300 million units in 2014, have encouraged Taiwan-based suppliers of...

Memory controller IC designer Skymedi to report loss for 2013

Dec 17, 10:54

NAND flash controller IC design house Skymedi is likely to report a loss for 2013 due to a significant cut in orders from a major client, according to market observers.

ASE wastewater scandal to not affect handset chipset supplies in short term, say vendors

Dec 12, 11:22

Handset chipset vendors have said that their supplies of related chips will not be affected, at least within the next three months, by a possible plant shutdown at IC backend service...

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IC design houses see rally on strong demand in China

Nov 27, 15:42

Taiwan-based IC design houses which have deepened their sales in China will see their share prices soar significantly in 2013 thanks to strong demand from China's smartphone and tablet...

MediaTek to see tablet solution shipments double in 2014

Oct 23, 21:44

MediaTek is expected to see its shipments of tablet solutions double in 2014 from 15-20 million units projected for 2013 and account for 30% of the non-iPad tablet chipset market,...

3S to start shipping MEMS microphone chips to Taiwan handset ODMs in 1Q14

Sep 30, 21:15

IC design house Solid State System (3S) with its MEMS microphone chips has entered the supply chain of Taiwan's major handset ODMs, with shipments to kick off in the first quarter...

MediaTek names new VP of marketing

Sep 6, 14:42

MediaTek has announced the appointment of Kristin Taylor as VP of corporate marketing.

Digitimes Research: Taiwan 2Q13 IC design industry output value rises 21.5%

Aug 30, 12:38

Taiwan's IC design industry registered growth of 21.5% sequentially and 13% on year in output value in the second quarter of 2013, thanks to growing demand coming from China's smartphone...

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Sonix, Generalplus brace for strong sales in 3Q13

Aug 15, 20:54

Consumer IC design houses Sonix Technology and Generalplus Technology will see their sales remain strong in the third quarter of 2013 as clients are building up inventories for the...

China-based IC designer Allwinner lands orders from Taiwan

Aug 14, 12:40

China-based Allwinner Technology has won orders for its processors for use in tablets from Taiwan-based Micro-Star International (MSI) and expects to land similar orders from Asustek...

TSMC lands pull-in orders for 28nm chips from Greater China IC design firms

Jul 29, 15:26

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has been contracted by a number of Greater China IC design houses to manufacture their 28nm chip solutions, according to industry...

FTDI solution integrates display, audio and touch

Mar 22, 11:49

While a majority of the total touch panel shipments is still taken up by the mobile phone sector at present, those shipped to other applications are on the rise. Fabless firm FTDI...

Dave Sroka, global product director at FTDI, talks about a new approach to intelligent display desi

TV IC demand picking up

Mar 14, 21:27

Demand for TV-use IC solutions is picking up as first- and second-tier TV brands are gearing up to boost their inventories prior to the arrival of China's Labor Day holiday, according...

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IC vendor Parade sees flat performance in February

Mar 6, 21:47

Mixed signal IC vendor Parade Technologies has reported revenues of NT$204.47 million (US$6.9 million) for February, down 3% from the previous month and 41.4% from a year earlier.

MediaTek/MStar merger likely to be delayed again

Jan 15, 22:06

The planned merger between MediaTek and MStar Semiconductor may be forced to be postponed again due to slow scrutiny procedures by the governments of China and Korea on concerns of...

Orise looks to post 40% on quarter revenue growth in 3Q12

Sep 19, 01:25

LCD driver IC vendor Orise Technology is expected to see its revenues surge by 40% sequentially to around NT$1.33 billion (US$45.24 million) in the third quarter of 2012, buoyed by...

ZTE considering venture into handset solution segment

Sep 19, 01:20

ZTE is considering following the steps of rival company Huawei Technologies to develop handset solutions for its own smartphones so as to reduce its reliance on chipset suppliers...

Realtek post better than expected sales in August

Sep 6, 01:25

IC design house Realtek Semiconductor has reported better than expected sales performance for August, and the sales momentum is expected to continue in September, according to industry...

Sufficient wafer supply to enable MediaTek to fulfill orders for September

Sep 5, 15:16

MediaTek is able to feel relief now that wafer shipments from Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) have become sufficient, which will enable the handset solution vendor...

TSMC to see revenues decline in August-September

Aug 31, 11:48

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is expected to see its monthly revenues for August and September drop to NT$43.5-44.5 billion (US$1.45-1.48 billion) from NT$48.53...

Novatek, Himax developing programmable Gamma buffer solutions

Aug 31, 01:35

IC design houses Novatek Microelectronics and Himax Technologies have ventured into the development of programmable Gamma buffer solutions, with Himax beginning volume production...

Macroblock expects flat growth in 3Q12

Aug 30, 01:05

LED driver IC designer Macroblock expects its revenues and profit to stay flat in the third quarter of 2012, as a slowdown in exports as well as GDP growth in China are likely to...

Chip demand for PCs slows, say IC designers

Aug 24, 01:30

Demand for semiconductors used in PCs and notebooks has been sluggish with no signs of a pickup in customer orders, according to sources at IC design houses.

Elan 2Q12 sales hit record high

Jul 4, 16:23

IC design house Elan Microelectronic has reported revenues of NT$680 million (US$22.8 million) for June 2012, a record high for the second straight month. Elan's revenues for the...

EETI touch-IC shipments to boom in 2H12

Jul 4, 15:12

IC design house Egalax_Empia Technology (EETI) is expected to see its shipments of touch controller ICs expand significantly in the second half of 2012, boosted by a surge in demand...

MediaTek chair says worst is over

Jun 14, 16:10

MediaTek has been facing a challenging competitive environment over the past two years, but the worst should already be over, chairman Ming-kai Tsai told the company's shareholders...

Computex 2012: India-based Saankhya Labs showcasing latest TV solutions

Jun 6, 01:55

India-based fabless semiconductor company Saankhya Labs is currently showcasing its latest TV solution, the SL1001 universal TV demodulator IC, at Computex Taipei 2012. The SL1001...

IC designer Sonix expects sales to grow on easing tight capacity

May 18, 14:27

IC design house Sonix Technology has seen a rebound in orders for its MCUs, multimedia chips and consumer ICs recently and expects an easing of tight capacity at foundries will enable...

IC designer Capella to post strong 2Q12 sales

Apr 20, 01:20

Analog IC design house Capella Microsystems, which generated record high revenues in March, is expected to see its April sales set another monthly record. Sales for the second quarter...

Tight foundry capacity stabilizes ASP for IC designers

Mar 27, 11:29

With tight capacities at foundry service providers, major Taiwan-based IC design houses expect the short supply to give their downstream customers less bargaining power and help maintain...

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