VIS signs OTP IP license agreement with Attopsemi
Mar 31, 21:52
Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) has licensed Attopsemi's one-time programmable (OTP) technology, according to the Taiwan-based specialty IC foundry. Attopsemi provides a fuse-based OTP IP across all CMOS processes from 0.50- to 0.11-micron, including mixed signal, high voltage and BCD pro...
UMC snatches high-end 28nm chip orders from TSMC clients
Mar 31, 10:39
United Microelectronics (UMC) has obtained some orders for high-end 28nm chips from Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company's (TSMC) major clients including Qualcomm and MediaTek, according to industry sources.
IHS comments on Intel potential acquisition of Altera
Mar 30, 23:00
A recent Wall Street Journal report quoted unnamed sources as saying that Intel is in talks to buy Altera. IHS has published its research notes on Intel's potential acquisition of the programmable chipmaker, which could come on the heels of a long series of semiconductor mergers and acquisitions...
TSMC to post flat to 5% revenue growth in 2Q15
Mar 24, 22:20
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is expected to post revenue growth of 0-5% sequentially in the second quarter of 2015, buoyed mainly by rising output for 20nm chips, according to industry sources.
MediaTek 1Q15 revenues likely to meet low-end guidance
Mar 24, 22:14
MediaTek's first-quarter 2015 revenues are likely to only meet the low-end of the company's guidance, due mainly to disappointing sales of entry-level and mid-range smartphones, according to industry sources.
China market buoying iPhone shipments
Mar 24, 20:58
Sales of Apple's iPhone 6 have been strong particularly in China driving growth in the smartphone's shipments, according to sources at upstream suppliers.
Hua Hong, eMemory partner to develop MCUs for IoT
Mar 24, 20:43
Hua Hong Semiconductor and eMemory Technology have jointly announced they will further strengthen their strategic partnership and work together in the field of microcontrollers (MCU), including the extension of their current technology cooperation to the 90nm node and in-depth cooperation in development...
Rockchip licenses Arteris interconnect IP for RK series
Mar 24, 15:18
China-based chip developer Rockchip has extended its use of Arteris FlexNoC fabric IP as its on-chip communications backbone for its complete RK series of application processor SoCs, according to the two companies.
Qualcomm vying for chip orders from Samsung
Mar 23, 23:26
Qualcomm, which is believed to have lost processor orders for the Galaxy S6 series smartphones from Samsung Electronics, is vying for orders for the upcoming Galaxy Note 5, according to industry sources.
Chipbond reports record revenues and profits for 2014
Mar 19, 22:46
LCD driver IC packaging and testing house Chipbond Technology has reported net profits of NT$2.55 billion (US$81 million) on consolidated revenues of NT$17.68 billion for 2014. Both figures marked record highs.
China handset solution market to become more volatile in 2015
Mar 19, 15:32
The competition in China's smartphone chipset solution market is likely to become a fierce race among three or four major players in 2015 as compared to a tug-of-war between Qualcomm and MediaTek staged in 2014, according to industry sources.
Digitimes Research: Samsung to adopt MediaTek APs for smartphones
Mar 18, 22:12
Samsung Electronics had talks with MediaTek over cooperation in the second half of 2014 and MediaTek is expected to become an application processor (AP) supplier of Samsung's smartphones in the second half of 2015 at the soonest to help fill up the gap in the Korea-based vendor's product lineup.
VIA Technologies posts losses for 2014
Stockwatch - Mar 18, 15:51
IC design house VIA Technologies has released its 2014 financial report with consolidated revenues of NT$6.55 billion (US$207 million), net operating loss of NT$1.09 billion, net loss of NT$1.6 billion, and net loss per share of NT$3.18.
ALi expects slight revenue growth in 1Q15
Mar 18, 14:17
Set-top box (STB) IC supplier ALi expects its first-quarter revenues to increase slightly from the NT$1.13 billion (US$35.7 million) reported for the fourth quarter of 2014, with gross margin to stop falling, buoyed by growing shipments of high-margin products.
Faraday to downsize capital 40%
Mar 17, 19:51
Taiwan-based Faraday Technology, a fabless ASIC/SoC and silicon IP provider, has disclosed plans to downsize its capital by 40%.
IC distributors ANStek, WT Micro report decreased February revenues
Mar 16, 22:14
Taiwan-based IC distributors Answer Technology (ANStek) and WT Microelectronics have reported sequential decreases in February consolidated revenues of 43.2% and 35%, respectively, due mainly to fewer working days as a result of the Lunar New Year holidays.
UMC broadens 55nm eFlash platform with Faraday silicon IP
Mar 16, 10:56
Faraday Technology, a fabless ASIC/SoC and IP provider, and IC foundry United Microelectronics (UMC) have announced the availability of a set of low power consumption fundamental IPs developed for UMC's 55nm low-power (LP) embedded flash process. These IPs are designed to simultaneously meet both low-power...
WPG Holdings sees revenues fall in February
Stockwatch - Mar 11, 14:04
WPG Holdings has reported consolidated revenues of NT$26.751 billion (US$845.93 million) for February 2015, representing a 34.66% drop on month and 12.41% drop on year.
MediaTek March sales to rebound
Mar 10, 20:28
MediaTek is expected to see its March sales rebound to previous high levels of around NT$20 billion (US$630 million), buoyed by a pick-up in demand from China's smartphone market, according to industry sources.
Elan revenues drop in February
Stockwatch - Mar 9, 15:10
Elan Microelectronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$461 million (US$14.59 million) for February 2015, representing a 31.01% drop on month and 8.24% drop on year.
Digitimes Research: Intel simplifies Atom product lines for mobile devices
Mar 6, 16:16
Intel has announced its latest lineup for its Atom series products at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2015 and in addition to simplifying the naming system for the processors to avoid confusion, the CPU giant also designed and optimized them specifically for different segments of the market.
Realtek revenues drop in February
Stockwatch - Mar 5, 15:31
Realtek Semiconductor has reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.093 billion (US$66.55 million) for February 2015, representing a 25.37% drop on month and 6.86% drop on year.
MWC 2015: Intel launches new mobile SoCs, LTE solution
Mar 3, 22:14
Intel CEO Brian Krzanich has announced a series of mobile platforms including the company's new low-cost system-on-chip (SoC) for phones, phablets and tablets, a global LTE solution, new personal computing experiences, and a range of customers for mobile device and network infrastructure offerings.