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  • Taiwan market: CHT to expand multimedia on demand services

    Mobile + telecom | 2min ago

  • Taiwan attracts foreign direct investment of nearly US$4 billion in January-October, says MOEA

    Bits + chips | 2min ago

  • China and US boost worldwide industrial semiconductor market in 2014, says IHS

    Bits + chips | 7min ago

  • Falling LED bulb prices put pressure on LED driver IC firms

    Bits + chips | 11min ago

  • Asia Neo Tech expects sales growth in 4Q14

    Bits + chips | 13min ago

  • USI raises funds

    Bits + chips | 14min ago

  • China IC design houses expand presence in touch IC and fingerprint sensor markets

    Bits + chips | 18min ago

  • Corning announces glass advancements with Gorilla Glass 4

    Displays | Nov 20, 21:57

  • Touch panel pricing to drop to US$1 per inch

    Displays | Nov 20, 21:30

  • Digitimes Research: Taiwan LCD driver IC revenues to rise 6% in 2014

    Bits + chips | Nov 20, 21:23

  • China Mobile expected to reach 70 million TD-LTE users at end of 2014

    Mobile + telecom | Nov 20, 21:20

  • Foxconn, Innolux invest in new 6G LTPS facilities

    Displays | Nov 20, 21:19

  • Win Win Precision cooperates with vendor to market HeatCap in Japan

    Green energy | Nov 20, 20:06

  • Taiwan October export order value hits record, says MOEA

    Bits + chips | Nov 20, 19:09

  • Acer to launch convertible touch-screen Chromebook in 1H15

    IT + CE | Nov 20, 19:07

  • Corning announces glass advancements with Gorilla Glass 4

    Before Going to Press | Nov 20, 21:34

  • YoungTek 4Q14 sales to fall up to 10%

    Before Going to Press | Nov 20, 21:16

  • Taiwan IC designers see demand slowing down

    Before Going to Press | Nov 20, 20:57

  • eMemory intros Hybrid MTP

    Before Going to Press | Nov 20, 20:57

  • Acer unveils Aspire Switch, Iconia tablets, 4G phone tablet

    Before Going to Press | Nov 20, 18:50

  • Allsor Electronic to begin iSafe marketing

    Before Going to Press | Nov 20, 18:49

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Automotive IC market to display strongest growth through 2018, says IC Insights

Nov 19, 21:38

Of the six major end-use applications for ICs, the automotive market is forecast to experience the strongest average annual revenue growth rate through 2018, according to IC Insights.

Touchscreen controller IC prices to fall further in 2015

Nov 17, 21:55

Prices of touchscreen controller ICs used in handsets are likely to fall 30% or more in 2015, due to fierce price competition among China- and Taiwan-based chip suppliers, according to industry sources.

Dongbu HiTek volume producing touchscreen controllers

Nov 17, 15:51

Dongbu HiTek has scaled up the production of touchscreen controller chips with embedded flash (eFlash) memory to meet rising demand for entry-level and mid-range smartphones, according to the Korea-based IC foundry.

Himax expects flat or slight revenue growth in 4Q14

Nov 14, 16:22

IC design house Himax Technologies has reported financial results for the third quarter of 2014, which came in line with the company's guidance. Looking into the fourth quarter, the company expects to post flat or slight sequential growth in revenues.

Elan 3Q14 profits slip 15%

Nov 13, 19:25

Elan Microelectronics, which provides touchscreen controller ICs, saw its net profits decrease 15% sequentially in the third quarter with revenues slipping 5%.

Himax provides touch-panel controllers for Lumia 535, says report

Newswatch - Nov 13, 14:19

Taiwan-based Himax Technologies has secured touch-panel controller orders for the first Microsoft-branded smartphone, Taiwan's Central News Agency (CNA) cited industry sources as saying in a November 12 report.

Chipmakers of Apple Watch supply chain gearing up production

Nov 12, 22:05

Chip suppliers involved in the supply chain of the Apple Watch are gearing up to start production for the upcoming wearable device, according to industry sources.

TSMC 16FinFET Plus process achieves risk production milestone

Nov 12, 16:08

TSMC has announced its 16nm FinFET Plus (16FF+) process is now in risk production. This enhanced version of TSMC's 16FF process operates 40% faster than the company's planar 20nm system-on-chip (20SoC) process, or consumes 50% less power at the same speed, the foundry claimed.

Digitimes Research: Tablet-use AP shipments in China grow slower than expected in 3Q14

Nov 11, 22:35

Shipments of application processors for tablets in the China market grew at a lower-than-expected 5.9% sequentially in the third quarter of 2014 as sales of white-box tablets were affected by the roll-outs of low-priced models by brand vendors, according to Digitimes Research.

Digitimes Research: Tablet AP shipments in China to rise 4.7% in 4Q14

Nov 11, 20:11

Shipments of tablet-use application processors (AP) in China are forecast to rise 4.7% sequentially in the fourth quarter of 2014, according to Digitimes Research. Meanwhile, shipments from Intel are set to outpace those from Allwinner Technology during the quarter enabling the US firm to break into...

WPG sees October sales decline on month

Stockwatch - Nov 11, 16:15

WPG has reported consolidated revenues of NT$39.184 billion (US$1.31 billion) for October 2014, representing a 8.36% drop on month and 9.01% increase on year.

Digitimes Research: China smartphone AP shipments growth to be driven by LTE solutions in 4Q14

Nov 11, 15:01

China's smartphone application processor (AP) shipments are expected to grow 33.8% on year and 9.5% sequentially in the fourth quarter. The on-year growth will be 8.7pp more than that recorded in the third quarter. But on a quarterly basis, the sequential growth for the fourth quarter will be 2.2pp...

Xiaomi invests in 4G chip development, says sources

Nov 11, 11:58

China-based smartphone vendor Xiaomi Technology and China-based IC design house Leadcore Technology have established a joint venture specifically for developing 4G chip solutions, according to sources at Taiwan's handset supply chain.

MediaTek October revenues hit record

Nov 10, 12:02

MediaTek has reported consolidated revenues of NT$21.6 billion (US$705.9 million) for October 2014, up 16.5% sequentially and hitting a monthly record. Accumulated 2014 sales through October totaled NT$179.2 billion, rising 62.7% from a year earlier.

Top-20 IC suppliers sales to rise 9% in 2014 , says IC Insights

Nov 10, 10:23

IC Insights has disclosed a forecast sales ranking of the 2014 top-20 semiconductor (IC and OSD – optoelectronic, sensor, and discrete) companies. It is expected to require total semiconductor sales of over US$4.2 billion to make the 2014 top-20 ranking, according to the research firm.

Digitimes Research: Smartphone AP shipments in China in 3Q14 estimated at 115.1 million units

Nov 7, 16:27

There were an estimated 115.1 million smartphone APs (application processors) shipped in the China market during the third quarter of 2014, representing an increase of 11.7% on quarter and 25.1% on year, according to data from the recently

Elan October revenues drop on month

Stockwatch - Nov 7, 14:42

Elan has reported consolidated revenues of NT$635 million (US$21.17 million) for October 2014, representing a 5.14% drop on month and 0.06% increase on year.

MediaTek expects seasonal sales decrease in 4Q14

Stockwatch - Nov 7, 10:58

MediaTek expects revenues to decrease up to 6% sequentially in the fourth quarter of 2014 due to seasonal factors, but there is still a possibility of a 2% growth. However, shipments of its smartphone solutions are likely to remain flat on quarter, according to the company.

Synaptics reportedly trialing 55nm driver IC production

Nov 7, 10:42

Synaptics, following its acquisition of Renesas SP Drivers, recently started trial production of LCD driver ICs using TSMC's 55nm node, according to industry sources.

FocalTech 3Q14 profits slip

Nov 5, 19:08

Touchscreen controller IC vendor FocalTech Systems saw its net profits decline 50.7% sequentially to NT$153 million (US$5 million) in the third quarter of 2014. Higher inventories discouraged customers from placing orders during the quarter, the company said.

Realtek 4Q14 sales to drop 5-10%

Nov 5, 19:04

Market watchers expect sales at IC design house Realtek Semiconductor to decrease 5-10% sequentially in the fourth quarter of 2014, citing seasonal factors.

Realtek reports revenues for October 2014

Stockwatch - Nov 5, 15:57

Realtek has reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.502 billion (US$83.4 million) for October 2014, representing a 12.25% drop on month and 14.61% increase on year.

Etron swings to profit

Nov 4, 20:55

IC design house Etron Technology swung to net profits of NT$94.27 million (US$3.1 million) in the first three quarters of 2014 from losses of NT$62.98 million a year earlier. For the third quarter, net profits jumped 175% sequentially to NT$56.63 million.

Processing, sensing and communications semiconductor device portion of IoT set for rapid growth, says Gartner

Nov 4, 14:43

The processing, sensing and communications semiconductor device portion of the Internet of Things (IoT) will be a rapidly growing segment of the total semiconductor market, growing 36.2% in 2015, compared with the overall semiconductor market growth of 5.7%, according to Gartner. Processing will be...

WPG expects sales to grow over 5% sequentially in 4Q14

Stockwatch - Nov 3, 10:58

IC distributor WPG Holdings expects its sales to grow 5.6-9.8% sequentially to NT$107.5-112.5 billion (US$3.53-3.70 billion) in the fourth quarter of 2014.

MCU vendor Holtek to post single-digit revenue growth in 4Q14

Oct 30, 13:45

MCU supplier Holtek Semiconductor expects its sales to grow by a single-digit rate sequentially in the fourth quarter of 2014 amid a significant rebound in MCU orders for household appliance applications.

Chip suppliers asking downstream vendors, OEMs to place long-term orders

Oct 29, 10:44

Chipset suppliers are asking downstream vendors and OEMs to place long-term chip orders of up to 6-12 months on concerns that wafer production will remain tight in fourth-quarter 2014 and first-quarter 2015, which may affect chip production, according to industry sources.

MediaTek expected to see sales decline 6-11% sequentially in 4Q14

Oct 27, 11:54

MediaTek is expected to see its revenues drop 6-11% sequentially in the fourth quarter of 2014 due to declining shipments of 3G smartphone solutions and other ICs for consumer electronics, networking communication and optical storage applications, according to industry sources.

Nuvoton posts EPS NT$1.51 for January-September period

Newswatch - Oct 24, 16:17

MCU supplier Nuvoton Technology has reported net profits of NT$88 million (US$2.89 million) for the third quarter of 2014, down 51% sequentially but up 61% on year. Third-quarter EPS stood at NT$0.42.

Taiwan makers in China less interested in additional investment, says TEEMA

Oct 24, 15:53

Manufacturers set up by Taiwan's citizens in China have become less interested and less willing to make additional investments in China and are instead considering relocating factories to India, Indonesia, Cambodia, Myanmar and Taiwan mainly because of rising costs, according to a survey of investments...

Google to not make additional investments in Himax Display

Oct 24, 14:11

LCD driver IC design house Himax Technologies has announced that Google has decided not exercise its purchase options to make additional investments in Himax's subsidiary, Himax Display (HDI).

Flurry of mergers and acquisitions reshape the automotive semiconductor supplier landscape, says IHS

Oct 23, 16:07

Capped by the recent announcement that Qualcomm would buy CSR PLC, the automotive semiconductor industry recently has been undergoing a wave of merger and acquisition (M&A) activity that has shaken up the competitive order of the market, according to IHS.

eMemory NeoEE IP advances into automotive electronics applications

Oct 23, 11:15

Silicon IP provider eMemory has announced that it has upgraded the specifications of its MTP (multiple times programmable), low-power NeoEE IP for automotive electronics applications.

LED driver IC vendor Silergy set for brisk sales in 4Q14

Oct 22, 22:20

LED driver and analog IC maker Silergy expects its sales to remain brisk in the fourth quarter of 2014 after its revenues hit a record high of NT$326 million (US$10.73 million) in September thanks to the release of new IC parts for IoT, telematics and consumer applications, according to company chairman...

Bitcoin mining ASIC supplier Alchip to debut on TSE

Oct 21, 22:15

Alchip Technologies, a Taiwan-based fabless IC design house specializing in Bitcoin mining ASICs, will debut on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE) on October 28. Alchip posted revenues of NT$3.46 billion (US$113.95 million) in the first three quarters of 2014.

International smartphone chip vendors enhance development of tablet chips

Oct 20, 10:44

In view of increasing competition from large-screen smartphones, small-size (mainly 7-inch) tablet vendors have added 3G/4G voice communication functions and enlarged screen sizes and display resolution (from HD to Full HD) to keep their tablets competitive, according to industry sources. Consequently,...

Acer, MediaTek BYOC partnership to achieve some results in 1H15

Oct 17, 15:51

Acer and MediaTek's cooperation in cloud computing is expected to achieve preliminary results in the first half of 2015 related to wearable devices, according to Acer BYOC business manager Maverick Shih and general manager of MediaTek's new business development unit JC Hsu.

Maverick Shih, Acer BYOC business manager

MediaTek announces MT6735 WorldMode smartphone platform

Oct 16, 11:16

MediaTek has announced a new 64-bit mobile system on chip (SoC), the MT6735, which builds opon MediaTek's existing line-up of mainstream LTE platforms by integrating with CDMA2000 technology and adding the critical WorldMode modem capability.

Handset solution vendors to launch low-priced 4G chips in 1H15

Oct 16, 09:53

Handset solution vendors are preparing to launch next-generation 4G chipsets in the first half of 2015 with prices likely to be 30% cheaper than current models, heralding keen competition in the 4G chipset segment in the coming year, according to industry sources.

Rockchip showcasing Ultra HD chip solution at Hong Kong Electronics Fair

Oct 15, 16:02

China-based IC design house Fuzhou Rockchip Electronics is exhibiting its RK3288 chip solution to support Ultra HD display and 13-megapixel digital camera resolutions at the Kong Kong Electronics Fair Autumn Edition 2014 taking place during October 13-16.

Parade set for strong sales in 4Q14

Oct 15, 15:59

Mixed-signal IC design house Parade Technologies is set to post strong sales in the fourth quarter of 2014, buoyed by orders from Apple, according to industry sources.

Apple and Samsung to drive fingerprint sensor market growth 4-fold by 2020, says IHS

Oct 15, 15:47

Apple and Samsung will drive the value of the fingerprint sensor market four-fold to over US$1.7 billion by 2020 according to IHS.

IC suppliers see orders from China pick up again

Oct 15, 14:35

Some Taiwan-based IC suppliers have seen orders from China's smartphone sector begin to rebound recently, reflecting a warn-up of sales of 4G smartphones, according to industry sources.

Digitimes Research: Silicon Works expected to expand non-LCD driver IC revenues thanks to LG

Oct 14, 15:33

Although Silicon Works' revenues from the LCD driver IC (LDI) business dropped 8.1% on year and reached KRW128.7 billion (US$120 million) in the first half of 2014 because of two consecutive quarters of decline in iPad shipments, the company is expected to be able to expand its revenues from non-LDI...

UMC lands 28nm LTE chip orders from Qualcomm, say sources

Oct 14, 11:42

United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) has obtained orders for 5-band 10-mode LTE chips based on a 28nm process from Qualcomm, with shipments to begin in the fourth quarter of 2014, according to industry sources.

Etron to deliver switch controller chips for USB Type-C connectors

Oct 13, 15:15

Etron Technology will begin to deliver samples of its switch controllers for USB Type-C connectors, the EJ179, by the end of October 2014 targeting smartphone and tablet applications initially, according to the company.

Display driver IC market to reach US$7.3 billion in 2018, says DisplaySearch

Oct 13, 15:12

According to DisplaySearch, the display driver IC market is expected to reach US$7.3 billion in 2018, up from US$6.4 billion in 2012. This growth stems from driver ICs with higher resolutions and higher average selling prices, as well as integrated functions. Continual increases in LCD panel shipments...

WPG reports revenues growth for September

Stockwatch - Oct 13, 11:53

IC distributor WPG has reported consolidated revenues of NT$42.76 billion (US$1.43 billion) for September 2014, representing an 11.97% increase on month and 12.84% increase on year.

Wafer supplies to affect 4Q14 performance at Taiwan-based IC design houses

Oct 13, 11:48

Some Taiwan-based LCD driver and analog IC vendors have indicated that their performance for the fourth quarter of 2014 will hinge on the supply of 8-inch wafers from major foundry houses, including Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) and Vanguard...

Alchip to build Bitcoin mining ASICs on 16nm process in 2015

Oct 9, 14:38

Alchip Technologies, a leading fabless IC design house specializing in Bitcoin mining ASICs, plans to migrate to a 16nm process in 2015 from the current 28nm process. Alchip has been outsourcing chip production to Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC).

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