Silicon Motion posts record revenues and profits for 1Q16
Apr 28, 15:30
Silicon Motion Technology has announced net income (non-GAAP) of US$24.3 illion or US$0.68 per diluted ADS on net sales of US$112.7 million for the first quarter of 2016. The results all hit the highest quarterly levels in the company's history.
Generalplus 1Q16 profits soar over 60%
Apr 27, 11:42
Consumer IC design house Generalplus Technology has reported net profit for the first quarter of 2016 increased 65.9% from a year earlier to NT$75.80 million (US$2.35 million). EPS for the quarter came to NT$0.70.
EETI 1Q16 revenues rise
Apr 27, 11:18
Touchscreen controller IC vendor Egalax-empia Technology (EETI) has reported consolidated revenues for the first quarter of 2016 increased 6% sequentially and 25.4% on year to NT$283 million (US$8.8 million).
Realtek 1Q16 profits fall 20%
Apr 27, 11:16
Networking IC design company Realtek Semiconductor has reported net profit for the first quarter of 2016 declined 20% from a year earlier to NT$590 million (US$18.3 million). EPS for the quarter came to NT$1.17.
Driver-IC backend houses lower quotes to woo orders
Apr 26, 22:32
LCD driver IC packaging and testing houses Chipbond Technology and ChipMOS Technologies have both decided to lower their quotes following in the footsteps of their China- and South Korea-based counterparts, which have already cut their prices to woo orders, according to industry sources.
Memory IC design house AP Memory to debut on TSE in May
Newswatch - Apr 26, 22:27
Shares of Taiwan-based memory IC design company AP Memory Technology, a joint venture set up by Powertech Technology and Elite Semiconductor Memory Technology (ESMT), will debut on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE) in the second half of May.
Novatek, Realtek to deal out dividends for 2015
Apr 26, 10:59
Taiwan-based IC design houses Novatek Microelectronics and Realtek Semiconductor plan to distribute cash dividends per share of NT$9 (US$0.28) and NT$4, respectively, for 2015.
Competition in advanced process technologies market to heat up
Apr 25, 21:38
Competition in the market for semiconductor advanced process technologies is expected to heat up, with Samsung Electronics and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) striving for more businesses in the fabless sector by stepping up efforts to make the jump to more advanced processes, according...
Holtek expects 2Q16 sales to rise 15-20%
Apr 25, 21:34
Microcontroller (MCU) IC design house Holtek Semiconductor expects to post revenue growth of 15-20% sequentially in the second quarter of 2016, thanks to the approaching peak season.
Demand for IC solutions from China robot markers increasing
Apr 25, 11:31
China-based hardware makers have rushed into the development and manufacture of robot products, offering an opportunity for Taiwan-based chipset vendors to ramp up their shipments to the sector, according to sources from Taiwan's IC supply chain.
MediaTek Labs announces availability of new development platform for RTOS
Apr 21, 14:33
MediaTek has announced its MediaTek LinkIt development platform for RTOS and the platform's first hardware development kit (HDK). This platform is the first from MediaTek delivering a common tool chain and set of APIs for multiple chipsets, offering developers the ability to create a range of IoT devices...
Phison to post sequential revenue growth through 3Q16, says report
Stockwatch - Apr 21, 14:09
NAND flash controller IC supplier Phison Electronics is expected to enjoy sequential revenue growth through the third quarter of 2016, and see monthly shipments reach a record high during the quarter, the Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) cited market watchers as saying in a recent...
Handset supply chains in Taiwan, China face inventory losses
Apr 21, 11:25
Makers in the handset supply chains in Taiwan and China are becoming more conservative about building up inventories for parts and components due to intensifying competition in the China market as a result of the release of the iPhone SE, according to sources from Taiwan's handset supply chain.
Digitimes Research: AMD discrete GPU market share expected to rise
Apr 20, 16:02
SoC-based graphics cards were the most widely adopted GPU product in 2015 with a market share over 70%. CPU with integrated GPU was the second-largest GPU products, but its market share has been dropping every year because of the PC market's weakening demand. Shipments of discrete graphics cards have...
Taiwan analog IC firms develop automotive-related products
Apr 19, 15:48
Acknowledging the steady growth of the automobile market, Taiwan-based analog IC companies have developed new product lines for auto-related applications, such as LED driver ICs for car headlights, and power management ICs for electric vehicles and ADAS.
UMC standardizes on ARM Artisan platform for physical IP
Apr 18, 15:42
ARM and UMC have announced a new strategic partnership to develop multiple physical IP platforms, enabling UMC customers to implement ARM Artisan physical IP into SoC designs and reduce time-to-market. The agreement spans from a 55ULP platform for Internet of Things (IoT) applications to a 14nm FinFET...
Himax display drivers power HTC flagship smartphones
Apr 18, 11:11
Himax Technologies has announced that the company's display driver IC of Quad HD (QHD) resolution family, HX8396-C, has been adopted by HTC to power the smartphone vendor's new flagship model HTC 10.
MStar unit to complete merger with Ilitek on June 1
Stockwatch - Apr 15, 11:42
MStar Semiconductor through a wholly-owned subsidiary will complete its merger with ILI Technology (Ilitek) on June 1, 2016, according to a filing issued by its parent company MediaTek with the Taiwan Stock Echange (TSE).
UMC qualifies Cadence Virtuoso LDE analyzer for its 28HPC process
Apr 14, 14:41
Cadence Design Systems has announced that the company's Virtuoso layout-dependent effects (LDE) analyzer has been qualified by United Microelectronics (UMC) to support the foundry's 28HPC process technology. With the rollout of a new UMC 28HPC LDE kit, UMC customers can use the Cadence solution to...
Novatek 1Q16 sales miss guidance
Apr 14, 14:00
LCD driver IC design specialist Novatek Microelectronics saw its first-quarter revenues miss its guidance of a 5-9% sequential decline.
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 in displays driver ICs mainly for smartphones and other mobile devices.
Phison to issue new shares for private placement
Stockwatch - Apr 12, 11:06
Phison Electronics' board of directors has approved the issuing of up to 20 million new shares through private placement with an aim to form new cooperation or strategic alliances with domestic and international companies, accordig to the Taiwan-based NAND flash device controller IC supplier.
Sunplus revenues soar 78% sequentially in March
Apr 12, 11:03
Sunplus Technology, a Taiwan-based IC design house specializing in multimedia and PC peripheral chips, has reported March consolidated revenues surged 78.3% sequentially to NT$739 million (US$22.8 million).
MediaTek March revenues hit 5-month high
Newswatch - Apr 11, 14:58
MediaTek saw its March consolidated revenues grow 61% on month and 4.6% on year to NT$21.337 billion (US$657.61 million), the highest level in five months.
Topco Scientific March revenues increase
Stockwatch - Apr 8, 17:59
Semiconductor materials distributor Topco Scientific has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.81 billion (US$55.9 million) for March 2016, up 10.3% on month and 7.4% on year.
Elan March revenues down on-year
Stockwatch - Apr 8, 17:50
Touchscreen controller IC specialist Elan Microelectronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$514 million (US$15.8 million) for March 2016, up 45.6% on month but down 7.5% on year.
Realtek posts record March revenues
Apr 8, 16:06
Networking IC design company Realtek Semiconductor saw its March revenues climb to a record high of NT$3.44 billion (US$106.1 million).
Winbond reports increased March revenues
Stockwatch - Apr 8, 16:04
Specialty memory specialist Winbond Electronics has announced consolidated revenues of NT$3.43 billion (US$105.6 million) for March 2016, up 6.9% sequentially and 4.9% on year.
Macroblock seeing demand pick up
Apr 8, 15:23
LED driver IC vendor Macroblock, which had poor results in 2015, has seen demand pick up since 2016 and has expressed optimism about its business outlook for the year.
PTI, KYEC post revenue growth for March
Apr 8, 15:04
Memory and logic IC backend house Powertech Technology (PTI) has reported March revenues increased 10.5% sequentially and 8.6% on year, while fellow company King Yuan Electronics Company (KYEC), which specializes in memory and LCD driver IC packaging and testing, saw its March revenues climb to a record...
MediaTek 2Q16 EPS to boost, says report
Stockwatch - Apr 8, 12:25
Gains generated from the sale of a unit specializing in car electronics chips and Goodix' IPO listing on the Shanghai stock market will boost MediaTek's profitability in the second quarter of 2016, according to a recent Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) report. MediaTek's EPS for the quarter...
iPhone SE is 3 iPhone generations rolled into 1, IHS teardown reveals
Apr 7, 21:16
A preliminary estimate by IHS and its teardown and cost benchmarking service shows that the iPhone SE smartphone costs about US$160 to build. The US version of an entry-level iPhone SE with 16GB of NAND memory carries a bill of materials (BOM) of US$156.20, which rises to US$160.00 when the manufacturing...