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PC-related IC firms positive about 3Q17 outlook

Jul 6, 15:49

With shipments of new Intel and AMD motherboards set to kick off, as well as brisk demand for gaming graphics cards and mining machines, Taiwan-based PC-related IC suppliers are optimistic...

Taiwan foundries to see 8-inch fabs run at full utilization till October

Jul 6, 15:23

Taiwan-based pure-play foundries including Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), United Microelectronics (UMC) and Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) will see...

Wireless charging demand promising: Q&A with Dialog CEO Jalal Bagherli

Jul 6, 11:58

As a global leader in providing rapid charging solutions, Dialog Semiconductor has demonstrated its prowess in power management for smartphones and other applications. But the market...

Dialog CEO Jalai Bagherli

Sigurd to acquire half of Winstek via Bloomeria takeover

Jul 5, 22:20

IC testing company Sigurd Microelectronics has announced plans to acquire 100% of Singapore-based Bloomeria Limited, which will allow the Taiwan-based company to also obtain a more...

Micron responds to report of scrapped wafers at Taiwan fab

Jul 5, 22:04

Micron Technology has issued a statement regarding recent reports about its fabrication facility in Taoyuan, Taiwan. Micron clarified that there was no nitrogen leaking incident nor...

Samsung begins mass production at new fab

Jul 4, 20:36

Samsung Electronics announced its new semiconductor fabrication line in Pyeongtaek (South Korea) has begun mass production and shipping its first product to customers. The new facility...

Global semiconductor sales increase 22.6% in May, says SIA

Jul 4, 11:29

Worldwide sales of semiconductors reached US$31.9 billion for the month of May 2017, an increase of 22.6% compared to the May 2016 total of US$26 billion and 1.9% more than the April...

Zhonghuan Semiconductor obtains 10% stake in GCL polysilicon subsidiary

Jul 4, 11:25

China-based mono-Si solar wafer maker Zhonghuan Semiconductor has announced it has invested CNY150 million (US$22 million) for a 10% stake in a new polysilicon-making subsidiary established...

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Globalfoundries CEO predicts a golden decade for semiconductors

Jul 3, 15:04

The semiconductor industry will enter a golden age in the next decade, driven by robust chip and memory demand for ultra-large data centers and artificial intelligence (AI) applications,...

Globalfoundries CEO Sanjay Jha

Credo partnering with Foxconn to deliver 10M 100G active copper cable solutions

Jul 3, 13:48

Credo Semiconductor, a developer of serializer-deserializer (SerDes) circuits, technology and IP cores, and Foxconn Interconnect Technology, a supplier of interconnect solutions,...

Powerchip eyeing orders from Illumina

Jun 29, 14:57

Powerchip Technology is looking to become the second foundry partner of Illumina following Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), according to industry sources.

CMOS image sensor sales to reach another record high in 2017, says IC Insights

Jun 28, 22:22

CMOS image sensor sales are on pace to reach a seventh straight record high in 2017, and nothing ahead should stop this semiconductor product category from breaking more annual records...

Imec looking to deepen partnerships with China-based chipmakers

Jun 28, 22:17

China has the possibility to become a world-class semiconductor industry if local players make good use of resources domestically and internationally, according to Huiwen Ding, head...

Huiwen Ding, head of imec China

Powerchip opens JV fab in China

Jun 28, 22:11

Powerchip Technology has completed the construction of its 12-inch fab in Hefei, China and started to run the fab, according to the Taiwan-based foundry chipmaker. The fab...

ASE expects to outgrow global logic IC industry in 2017, says COO

Jun 28, 15:27

Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE), the world’s largest outsourced semiconductor assembly and test (OSAT) company, will see its 2017 sales growth outperform the global...

ASE expects to post sequential revenue growth through 4Q17

Tongfu Microelectronics to set up advanced IC backend plant in Xiamen, says report

Jun 27, 21:05

China-based Tongfu Microelectronics has struck a deal with the Xiamen Haicang District government to set up a manufacturing base for advanced packaging and testing services locally...

China Big Fund commits investment of CNY85 billion

Jun 27, 15:43

China's National Semiconductor Industry Investment Fund (known as the Big Fund) has committed to invest CNY85 billion (US$12.4 billion) into the local IC industry, mainly the manufacturing...

MediaTek shifts half of its 16nm chip orders away from TSMC, says report

Jun 27, 10:57

Half of MediaTek's 16nm chip orders placed with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) will be shifted to Globalfoundries, according to a report from Taiwan's TechNe...

SMIC mass producing 28nm HKMG chips

Jun 26, 20:45

Semiconductor Manufacturing International's (SMIC) 28nm HKMG process has entered its mass production stage, according to company CEO Haijun Zhao. SMIC will move forward making chips...

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China foundries striving for more dummy wafer supplies

Jun 26, 15:14

China-based logic IC and memory foundries including Nexchip Semiconductor and Rui-Li (transliterated from Chinese) Integrated Circuit have offered 20% higher prices than what their...

China foundries demanding more 12-inch test wafers

Taiwan IC designers at critical juncture

Jun 26, 13:49

Taiwan’s IC design industry has suffered lackluster business performance in recent years, significantly losing ground in the world market to their rapidly counterparts from...

Taiwan IC designers

IntelliEPI expects to post sequential revenue growth through 3Q17

Jun 23, 16:28

Intelligent Epitaxy Technology (IntelliEPI), which supplies epitaxy-based compound semiconductor epi-wafers to the electronics and optoelectronics industries, expects to post sequential...

Foxconn chairman still expects 50% chance of getting Toshiba semiconductor business

Jun 23, 16:25

Commenting on Toshiba's decision that it will put its negotiation priority for the sale of its semiconductor department on the alliance of Japan- and US-based enterprises, Foxconn...

Yageo to raise MLCC prices 15-30%

Jun 23, 11:10

For the second time in 2017, Yageo and Walsin Technology will raise MLCC (multi-layer ceramic capacitor) prices to reflect tight supply, according to industry sources.

Xiaomi sampling in-house developed Surge S2 chips, says report

Jun 22, 21:18

Earlier in 2017, Xiaomi Technology unveiled its first in-house developed smartphone solution, dubbed Surge S1, which is built by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC)...

NOR flash prices to rise 20% in 3Q17, says DRAMeXchange

Jun 22, 16:11

Increasing demand for AMOLED panels from brand-name smartphone vendors and the industry's rising output for TDDI (touch with display driver) solutions have propelled the NOR flash...

Global industrial semiconductor revenues rise 4% in 2016, says IHS

Jun 22, 15:53

Worldwide industrial semiconductor revenues grew 3.8% on year to US$43.5 billion in 2016, according to IHS Markit.

WPG expects profit growth in 2Q17

Jun 20, 15:37

IC distributor WPG expects to post sequential profit growth for the second quarter of 2017 with revenues meeting the company's guidance.

GlobalWafers teaming up with Ferrotec to expand 8-inch wafer supply

Jun 20, 15:15

Taiwan-based GlobalWafers is teaming up with Ferrotec to ramp up new 8-inch wafer capacity, according to company chairperson Doris Hsu.

GlobalWafers chairperson Doris Hsu

Lite-On Semi seeing GPP diode orders ramp up

Jun 20, 14:13

Lite-On Semiconductor has seen orders of GPP (glass passivated package) bridge rectifiers surge 50-60% sequentially in the second quarter of 2017, according to company president David...

Lite-On Semi president

MediaTek to hire 1,000 staff in 2017, says co-CEO

Jun 19, 14:19

MediaTek will recruit an additional 1,000 employees in 2017, said newly-appointed co-CEO Rick Tsai at the company's general shareholders meeting recently.

MediaTek co-CEOs

North American semi equipment industry billings rise in May

Jun 16, 16:15

North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted US$2.27 billion in billings worldwide in May 2017 (three-month average basis), according to SEMI. The billings...

7nm foundry market to heat up in 2018

Jun 16, 16:03

IC foundries are gearing up for mass production of 7nm chips in 2018, as well as production for 7nm process technology using extreme ultraviolet (EUV), according to market observers...

Nanya sells partial stake in Micron

Jun 16, 15:27

Taiwan-based DRAM chipmaker Nanya Technology has announced the sale of part of its stake in US-based Micron Technology, with an aim to increase the company's working capital and repay...

SEMI sees record fab spending for 2017, 2018

Jun 15, 22:45

SEMI has predicted record spending for fab construction and fab equipment in 2017 and 2018. Korea, Taiwan and China will all see large investments, and spending in Europe will also...

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    Samsung V-NAND SSDs

    Samsung Electronics has announced that it is adding three TCO-optimized, high-performance SSDs, based on 3-dimensional (3D) Vertical NAND (V-NAND) technology, to its portfolio of...

    Photo: Company, Aug 27.

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    Samsung ePoP memory for smartphones

    Samsung Electronics is mass producing ePoP (embedded package on package) memory, a single memory package consisting of 3GB LPDDR3 DRAM, 32GB eMMC and a controller. For use in high-end...

    Photo: Company, Feb 10.

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    Applied SEMVision G6 defect analysis system

    Applied Materials has announced a suite of new defect review and classification technologies for its SEMVision family of products to accelerate time to yield for leading-edge chip...

    Photo: Company, Jul 15.

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    Cypress EZ-USB FX3

    Cypress Semiconductor has introduced its first USB 3.0 controller, the EZ-USB FX3 targeted at video and imaging, printing, scanning and a variety of applications that need higher...

    Photo: Company, Apr 14.

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    Micron V100 pico projection engine

    Micron Technology's first pico projection engine, the V100, is designed to cater to the microdisplay needs of consumer video, handset, digital camera and other consumer markets for...

    Photo: Company, Dec 8.

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Global notebook shipment forecast, 2017 and beyond
  • China AMOLED panel capacity expansion forecast, 2016-2020

    This Digitimes Research Special Report examines the China AMOLED industry, focusing on the expansion capacity of the makers, the current implementation plans of major smartphone vendors in the market and the technological hurdles faced by the China makers.

  • Global AP demand forecast, 2017-2020

    Digitimes Research expects global AP shipments to surpass the 1.9 billion mark in 2017, with smartphones remaining the main application. Qualcomm will be leading the market in 2017, as other players continue playing catch up and scramble for funds to invest in more diverse applications.

  • Global notebook shipment forecast, 2017 and beyond

    This Digitimes Special Report examines key factors in the notebook industry, including products, vendors and ODMs, that will affect total shipments in 2017 and through 2021.