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Taiwan IT supply chain has considerable global influence, says Intel VP

Jun 3, 13:46

Taiwan's IT supply chain is highly capable of integrating technologies and maintaining product quality and therefore has considerable global influence, according to Intel Sales and...

ARM establishes CPU design center in Taiwan

Jun 3, 13:33

ARM has announced the establishment of a new CPU design center in the Hsinchu Science Park (HSP), Taiwan. This is ARM's first CPU design center in Asia, and it will focus on the design,...

The challenges: Digitimes Research director Joanne Chien on the changing Taiwan role in the global supply chain

Jun 3, 13:31

Historically, Computex has played a key role in the global IT ecosystem, complementing other tradeshows that appear in different markets at different times of the year and highlighting...

Joanne Chien, Digitimes Research director

Computex gets smart

Jun 3, 13:26

Asia's biggest ICT procurement exhibition and the world's second largest show is set to kick off today and run for the next five days, and Computex Taipei 2014 is expected to highlight...

Handling the ever-increasing demand for wireless: Q&A with Broadcom VP Rahul Patel

Jun 3, 12:36

With the IT market shifting from PCs to mobile devices, there has been an increased appetite for support for Wi-Fi and wireless technologies such as Bluetooth and near field communication...

Rahul Patel, VP and general manager, wireless connectivity combo, Mobile and Wireless Group

Tapping the power of mobile devices through connectivity: Silicon Image on HDMI, MHL and Wireless HD

Jun 3, 12:34

Silicon Image is a semiconductor IP company whose expertise is connecting boxes to displays. The company develops semiconductor IP based on industry standards it has helped develop...

David Kuo, senior director of marketing, mobile devices at Silicon Image

TSMC never competes with clients, says co-CEO

May 29, 20:55

A key reason for Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company's (TSMC) success is that the company has never competed with clients, company president and co-CEO CC Wei said at the TSMC...

Lenovo, Coolpad seeking ways to boost ASPs

May 28, 22:13

Lenovo will try to raise the ASP of its smartphones by ramping its share in the mid-range to high-end segment by optimizing on the brand image of Motorola, while fellow company Coolpad...

Intel enters into strategic agreement with Rockchip to bring Intel-based solutions for tablets

May 28, 16:09

Intel has announced it has entered into a strategic agreement with Rockchip Electronics to expand the breadth and accelerate the rate at which it brings Intel architecture and communications-based...

TSMC to host Taiwan Technology Symposium on May 29

May 28, 15:46

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) will hold its Taiwan Technology Symposium 2014 on May 29, with the agenda of the annual event to focus on current production of 20nm...

Global semiconductor production edges down sequentially in 1Q14, says WSTS

May 28, 12:01

Global sales of semiconductor products totaled US$78.5 billion in the first quarter of 2014, down 1.8% sequentially but up 11.4% on year, according to data compiled by WSTS.

MediaTek to roll out 20nm chips in 1H15

May 27, 21:49

MediaTek will begin to produce its next-generation 64-bit, 8-core smartphone solutions using a 20nm process at Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) in the first half...

3S to continue operating in the red in 2Q14

May 27, 15:57

NAND flash drive controller IC and MEMS microphone chip provider Solid State System (3S) is expected to continue to operate in the red in the second quarter of 2014, according to...

Freescale sales, market share growing faster than industry average, says company CEO

May 26, 21:59

Freescale Semiconductor has recently channeled over 90% of its resources to focus on the development of five strategic product groups, driving Freescale's sales and market share to...

Freescale CEO Gregg Lowe

Foundry houses, IC design vendors vying for fingerprint sensor orders

May 26, 15:11

Wafer foundry houses as well as more Taiwan-based IC vendors will vie for the growing fingerprint identification sensor orders from the smartphone sector in the second half of 2014,...

Taiwan 1Q14 economic growth rate upward adjusted to 3.14%, says DGBAS

May 26, 10:22

Taiwan's economic growth rate, on-year growth in GDP, in the first quarter of 2014 has been upward adjusted from 3.04% estimated in April 2014 to 3.14%, according to preliminary estimates...

Taiwan April manufacturing production index up, says MOEA

May 26, 10:19

Taiwan recorded a manufacturing production index (2011 as base year) of 105.29 for April 2014, increasing 0.49% on month and 5.21% on year, according to statistics released by the...

Taiwan April unemployment rate hits 71-month low, says DGBAS

May 22, 12:36

Taiwan had 449,000 jobless citizens in April 2014, equivalent to an unemployment rate of 3.91%, which was the lowest monthly level since June 2008. The rate dropped 0.12ppt on month...

Taiwan attracts foreign direct investment of over US$1 billion in January-April, says MOEA

May 21, 11:57

Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) approved 1,061 foreign direct investment projects (except from China) with a total value of US$1.092 billion in January-April 2014, respectively...

Taiwan April export order value up, says MOEA

May 20, 18:09

Taiwan received export orders worth US$38.87 billion in total in April 2014, increasing 2.4% on month and 8.9% on year, according to statistics released by the Ministry of Economic...

SPIL setting up FC CSP capacity in eastern China

May 20, 12:01

Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL), in view of fast growing demand for ICs used in smartphones, is setting up FC (flip chip) CSP (chip scale package) capacity at its two factories...

Digitimes Research: Taiwan top-3 foundry houses perform well in 1Q14

May 19, 14:52

Despite the impact of seasonality and inventory adjustments at PC and consumer electronics product clients, the top-three Taiwan-based wafer foundry houses still managed to ramp up...

Digitimes Research: Intel to achieve 80% of 2014 tablet AP shipment goal

May 16, 15:18

Intel is set to ship 40 million application processors (APs) for tablets in 2014, up 400% from the volume in 2013, though most market watchers believe the goal is rather difficult...

Qualcomm to promote 4G solutions at QRD 2014

May 15, 15:01

Qualcomm will hold its annual event, Qualcomm Reference Design (QRD) 2014 in Shenzhen, China on May 15. Participants will include Taiwan-based FocalTech Systems, Himax Technologies...

TSMC, Samsung competing to roll out more advanced processes

May 15, 11:40

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) and Samsung Electronics are competing to bring more advanced processes to the market, with TSMC eager to promote its 16nm FinFET...

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KYEC posts strong earnings for 1Q14

Newswatch - May 13, 15:11

IC backend service company King Yuan Electronics (KYEC) has reported net profits of NT$431 million (US$14.26 million) for the first quarter of 2014, up 13.1% sequentially and 20.4%...

Qualcomm plans to shift 20nm orders from TSMC to Samsung or Globalfoundries, say sources

May 13, 12:27

Qualcomm reportedly plans to shift its 20nm process orders from Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) to Samsung Electronics or Globalfoundries, according to industry...

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Niching Industrial 1Q14 net profits up 192% on year

May 13, 10:56

IC packaging material and tool distributor Niching Industrial has reported net profits of NT$9.21 million (US$304,000) for the first quarter of 2014, increasing 192% from a year earlier...

TSMC reports revenues for April

Stockwatch - May 9, 17:00

TSMC has reported consolidated revenues of NT$61.887 billion (US$2.06 billion) for April 2014, representing a 23.88% increase on month and 23.6% increase on year.

Taiwan April export value down on month, says MOF

May 9, 16:28

Taiwan recorded total export value of US$26.6 billion for April 2014, decreasing 4.2% on month but increasing 6.2% on year, while the corresponding import value of US$24.06 billion...

TSMC extends 28nm production lead time to 16 weeks

May 9, 11:24

The lead time for production of 28nm chips at Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has extended from 10 to 16 weeks, pushing clients to look for alternative suppliers,...

LCD driver IC suppliers looking for additional capacity at foundry houses

May 8, 14:08

LCD driver IC suppliers plan to snap up more capacity at wafer foundry houses due to tight production schedules at most foundries' 8-inch fabs, according to industry sources.

ASE revenues down slightly on month in April

Newswatch - May 8, 11:44

Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) has reported revenues of NT$19.02 billion (US$631.5 million) for April, down 4.3% sequentially but up 13.8% on year. For the first four months...

Kinsus sees steady earnings for 1Q14

May 7, 15:09

IC substrate supplier Kinsus Interconnect Technology has reported net profits of NT$792 million (US$26.3 million) for the first quarter of 2014, up 0.9% sequentially and 4.3% on year...

MediaTek adding more 28nm chip orders at TSMC, UMC due to production defects at Globalfoundries

May 6, 21:54

MediaTek reportedly has been adding more 28nm chip orders at Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) and United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) due to production defects...

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    Before Going to Press | Jul 29, 19:38

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    Before Going to Press | Jul 29, 19:37

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    Before Going to Press | Jul 29, 19:36

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    Before Going to Press | Jul 29, 19:35

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    Before Going to Press | Jul 29, 19:34

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