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  • Last update: Thursday 17 August 2017 [338 news items]

Nvidia overtakes MediaTek as 3rd largest IC design company

Aug 17, 11:33

Nvidia overtook MediaTek as the world's third-largest IC design company in terms of revenues in the second quarter of 2017, according to research firm Topology Research Institute...

IDM model no longer viable for Japan semiconductor industry: Q&A with Socionext CEO Yasuo Nishiguchi

Jul 20, 11:39

Though still a global bellwether in many areas of semiconductor technologies, Japan's semiconductor industry is significantly losing ground in world markets, as most Japanese players,...

Yasuo Nishiguchi. right, chairman and CEO of Japan's IC designer Socionext

Himax invests in Emza Visual Sense

Apr 17, 21:30

Himax Technologies announced recently it had made a strategic investment in cash in exchange for a 45.1% equity ownership of Emza Visual Sense, with a one-year option to acquire the...

Taiwan IC design houses hold mixed 2Q17 outlook

Mar 21, 20:58

Taiwan-based consumer IC suppliers are expected to report revenue growth of over 20% sequentially for the second quarter, while handset-related IC firms expect sales to recover from...

China IC design industry growing

Mar 16, 10:20

The "Made in China 2025" (MIC 2025) plan, published by the China State Council in May of 2015, has demonstrated the country's ambition to enhance its fabless IC design industry...

China investment funds wooing Taiwan IC vendors

Nov 18, 14:17

More semiconductor investment funds backed by local governments in China have stepped up their contact with Taiwan-based IC vendors, aiming to lure them to establish IC-design companies...

BMC chip provider Aspeed reports record revenues for August

Newswatch - Sep 7, 14:22

Baseboard management controller (BMC) chipset provider Aspeed Technology saw its revenues grow 15.4% on month and 41% on year to a record high of NT$132 million (US$4.21 million)...

Taiwan approves MediaTek US$192 million investment in China

Sep 2, 11:34

The Investment Commission of Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) has approved two investment projects in China proposed by MediaTek totaling US$191.75 million.

Ilitek says planned merger with MediaTek unit receives China approval

Stockwatch - Apr 12, 14:04

The planned acquisition of ILI Technology (Ilitek) by a unit of MediaTek has been given antitrust clearance by China's Ministry of Commerce, according to the fabless firm specializing...

Global Unichip reports brisk March results

Apr 6, 16:12

IC design services provider Global Unichip has reported March revenues soared 13.8% sequentially and 81.4% from a year earlier to NT$926 million (US$28.5 million).

Taiwan IC design firms cautious about placing orders for 2Q16

Mar 21, 15:26

Taiwan-based IC design houses are still reluctant to raise their wafer starts at foundry service providers given that end-market demand except demand from China's handset market remains...

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 notebook makers seeking lower chip quotes for 2016

Nov 27, 10:09

Taiwan-based notebook makers are demanding their chip providers lower quotes for 2016 so that cost structures can be improved amid less-favorable market conditions.

Taiwan to review ban on Chinese investment in local IC design sector

Nov 3, 11:14

Taiwan will asses the feasibility of lifting a ban on investments by China-based firms in the local IC design industry, according to officials from Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs...

MCU supplier Nuvoton posts revenue and profit growth in 3Q15

Oct 29, 10:18

Nuvoton Technology, the logic IC subsidiary of Winbond Electronics specializing in MCU products, has reported on-year increases of 11% and 69%, respectively, in revenues and profits...

TSMC seeing brisk demand for 16nm chips from China

Oct 14, 15:41

Almost 10 China-based IC design houses have already entered design-in process using TSMC's 16nm FinFET technology, which is ready for rapid demand growth in China, according to Roger...

Roger Luo

Tablet demand stays weak, say Taiwan IC designers

Oct 6, 20:27

IC demand for tablet PCs has been weak prompting more chip suppliers to phase out their tablet-IC businesses, according to sources at Taiwan-based IC design houses.

MediaTek dismisses layoff rumors

Stockwatch - Oct 5, 21:59

MediaTek has issued a filing with the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE) dismissing rumors of pending layoffs.

Egistec, Goodix receive fingerprint sensor orders

Sep 21, 15:44

Egis Technology (Egistec) has reportedly grabbed fingerprint sensor orders for Samsung's new Galaxy A8-series smartphones, while Goodix Technology is expanding its business in China...

Taiwan IC design houses receive short lead-time orders

Sep 14, 21:18

Taiwan-based handset-use IC suppliers, which are offering solutions including application processors, LCD driver ICs, touchscreen controller ICs and analog chips, have landed an influx...

Richtek posts record August revenues

Sep 10, 10:57

Analog IC supplier Richtek Technology has reported record consolidated revenues of NT$1.15 billion (US$35.2 million) for August 2015. The August revenues represented increases of...

MediaTek looking to acquire Richtek

Sep 7, 22:04

MediaTek has disclosed plans to acquire an up to 51% stake in Richtek Technology, and is ultimately looking to buy 100% of the fellow Taiwan-based fabless IC firm.

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MediaTek, Richtek deny merger rumors

Sep 4, 15:55

MediaTek and Richtek Technology have both denied speculation that the two fabless IC firms will merge.

Digitimes Research: China looks at 70% IC self-sufficiency in 2025

Aug 28, 10:28

China is aiming to improve the self-sufficiency rate for ICs in the nation to 40% in 2020, and boost the rate further to 70% in 2025, according to Digitimes Research.

Alcor Micro to split into 3 business groups

Aug 17, 15:54

Taiwan-based Alcor Micro, which specializes in the design and development of USB controller chips, has announced plans to undergo an organizational structure adjustment. The company...

Taiwan IC production value slips 2.6% in 2Q15

Aug 14, 14:49

Taiwan's IC production value slid 2.6% sequentially to NT$555.9 billion (US$17.3 billion) in the second quarter of 2015, according to the Industrial Economics and Knowledge Center...

MediaTek July revenues slip

Stockwatch - Aug 7, 15:01

MediaTek has announced consolidated revenues of NT$17.91 billion (US$565.8 million) for July 2015, down 7.1% on year.

Visibility of chip orders slips

Aug 6, 16:10

Order visibility for NFC chips, power amplifiers (PA) and optical communication solutions has slipped due to sluggish demand for handsets, tablets, notebooks and LCD TVs, according...

MediaTek 2Q15 revenues meet guidance

Stockwatch - Jul 7, 14:50

Consolidated revenues at MediaTek came to about NT$47.04 billion (US$1.52 billion) in the second quarter of 2015, down 1% on quarter but meeting the company's guidance of NT$45.2-49...

Taiwan IC design houses to see profits shrink in 2015

Jul 2, 20:49

Falling product ASPs and gross margins are set to erode Taiwan's fabless IC firms' profitability in 2015, according to industry sources.

Taiwan companies with SoC expertise can focus on low-power technologies for IoT, says ARM executive

Jun 4, 14:06

Taiwan-based IC companies should utilize their expertise in SoC technology to focus on the development of low-power technologies, which would enable them to seize opportunities in...

Ian Drew, CMO and EVP of Marketing for ARM

IC demand for PCs remains slow

Jun 1, 14:02

IC orders for PCs have remained slow thus far in 2015, whereas orders for handsets and consumer electronics devices are picking up prior to the third quarter peak season, according...

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Spreadtrum looks to expand shipments for smartphones in 2015, says chairman

Apr 7, 11:55

China-based Spreadtrum Communications expects to enjoy significant growth in shipments for 3G and 4G LTE smartphones in 2015, according to company chairman and CEO Leo Li. Sales generated...

Novatek nets NT$11.85 per share for 2014

Feb 5, 22:11

LCD driver IC design company Novatek Microelectronics saw its net profits hit a seven-year high in 2014. Earnings for the year translated into a net EPS of NT$11.85 (US$0.38), compared...

MCU design house Holtek looks to higher profits in 2015

Stockwatch - Dec 1, 21:55

Profits at Taiwan-based Holtek Semiconductor, which designs and develops standard microcontrollers (MCU) and consumer electronics IC solutions, are expected to top NT$1 billion (US$32.2...

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