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  • TSMC discloses NT$4.4 billion worth of facility construction for Nanjing fab

    Before Going to Press | 11h 40min ago

  • ASE, SPIL sign merger deal

    Before Going to Press | 11h 40min ago

  • Taiwan market: FET launches smart home solution

    Before Going to Press | 12h 3min ago

  • Huawei to launch VR device in July

    Before Going to Press | 12h 5min ago

  • China market: Xiaomi to launch 3rd-party mobile payment services

    Before Going to Press | 12h 7min ago

  • AIC offers hardware/software integrated solutions for data centers

    Before Going to Press | 12h 8min ago

  • Efun Technology to not deal out 2015 dividend

    Before Going to Press | 12h 10min ago

  • Hota Industrial lands 7-year orders from BorgWarner

    Before Going to Press | 12h 11min ago

  • Sharp to beef up overseas marketing of solar cells, says Nikkei

    Before Going to Press | 12h 11min ago

  • Aaeon Technology to deal out 2015 dividend of NT$3

    Before Going to Press | 12h 12min ago

  • Samsung Display to reportedly end production at 7G LCD factory

    Before Going to Press | 12h 12min ago

  • Huawei Technologies ships 28.3 million smartphones globally in 1Q16, says report

    Before Going to Press | 12h 13min ago

  • Short lead-time orders to buoy UMC 3Q16 revenues

    Before Going to Press | 12h 14min ago

  • Digitimes Research: China IC production value to rise 15% in 2016

    Before Going to Press | 12h 15min ago

  • Robust SSD demand to buoy related IC revenues in 3Q16

    Before Going to Press | 12h 16min ago

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Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 and 800 processors to support Google Tango

Jun 30, 14:09

Qualcomm has announced that it will expand support for Tango technology to Snapdragon 820 and to future Snapdragon 800 and 600 tier processors.

Lenovo Phab 2 Pro smartphone

MediaTek joins China Mobile 5G project

Jun 30, 10:06

MediaTek has announced its participation in China Mobile's 5G Joint Innovation Center project.

Industry integration, 5G and IoT applications: Q&A with Qualcomm president Derek Aberle

Jun 29, 14:40

Qualcomm president Derek Aberle spared his time with Digitimes for an exclusive interview recently and shared his insights into a number of major issues facing the global semiconductor industry, including industry integration, future development of end-market products, and future cooperation...

Qualcomm president Derek Aberle

Qualcomm aims to roll out 5G SoC solutions in 2018-2019

Jun 29, 13:42

Qualcomm aims to roll out the world's first 5G SoC solution in 2018-2019 as 3GPP (3rd Generation Partnership Project) is expected to finalize 5G technology standards sometime in 2018, according to company engineering vice president Durga Prasad Malladi.

Fingerprint sensor startup raises nearly NT$200 million

Jun 29, 11:14

Eminent Electronic Technology, an Elan Microelectronics subsidiary specializing in the design of fingerprint sensors, has completed a capital increase by raising nearly NT$200 million (US$6.17 million), according to the company.

Egistec seeing strong fingerprint sensor orders through end-2016

Jun 29, 11:01

Fingerprint sensor supplier Egis Technology (Egistec) expects to enjoy strong orders through the end of 2016. Egistec has obtained new orders from a South Korea-based customers, and is looking to break into the supply chain of China's brand handset vendors in the fourth quarter, according to company...

IC design houses allocating 28/40nm orders to UMC, SMIC

Jun 29, 10:59

IC design houses have allocated more of their 28/40nm chip orders to United Microelectronics (UMC) and Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) due to tight supply from Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), according to industry sources.

China market: Subor Electronics teams up with AMD to develop VR gaming chip, says report

Jun 28, 21:25

China-based educational electronics device provider Subor Electronics Technology has signed a contract with AMD to develop a VR gaming-enabled chip in order to enter the educational VR market, according to media reports in China.

Analog IC firm On-Bright to post growth through 3Q16

Jun 28, 14:46

Following a disappointing first quarter, analog IC firm On-Bright Electronics is set to enjoy revenue and profit growth through the third quarter of 2016, according to industry sources.

Global Unichip June revenues to rise, says report

Jun 28, 11:17

IC design service company Global Unichip is expected to see its June revenues rise above NT$1 billion (US$30.7 million) and hit a 46-month high, buoyed by orders for 28nm products, according to a report by Taiwan's Central News Agency (CNA).

MediaTek launches Helio X20 development board

Jun 28, 11:03

MediaTek has launched a development board based on the company's high-end Helio X20 mobile processor, which the company claimed is the industry's first development board using Tri-Cluster, deca-core and ARM Cortex-A72 technology.

Power transistors to see less volatility in second half of decade, says IC Insights

Jun 24, 16:07

Greater demand for energy efficiency in systems, cars, portable electronics and new connections to the Internet of Things (IoT) will steadily drive power transistor sales to new record-high levels in the next three years, according to IC Insights.

Beijing to build new IC industrial park with total investment of CNY4 billion, says report

Jun 24, 14:54

A total investment of CNY4 billion (US$608 million) will be poured into the establishment of a new IC industrial park at the Zhongguancun (Haidian) Science Park in Beijing, according to a report from China's Beijing Business Today.

MediaTek rolls out 4G solutions for vehicle recorder market

Jun 24, 11:23

MediaTek and downstream device designers have jointly come out with smart rear-view camera modules, built utilizing MediaTek's 4G solutions.

Shenzhen Stock Exchange questions NavInfo acquisition bid for MediaTek China unit

Jun 24, 10:48

The Shenzhen Stock Exchange (SZSE) has sent an inquiry letter to NavInfo expressing concerns that NavInfo's acquisition price for AutoChips, a China-based unit of MediaTek, could be too high.

Sonix 2Q16 revenues to rise 50-60%, says report

Jun 23, 21:09

Consumer IC design house Sonix Technology is expected to see its second-quarter revenues increase 50-60% sequentially, a report by Taiwan's Central News Agency (CNA) quoted market watchers as saying.

Improved product mix to boost FocalTech gross margins, says president

Jun 23, 14:15

FocalTech Systems' gross margin is set to rise above 20% in 2016 thanks to an improved product mix, according to company president Ming-Cheng Liao.

Automotive semiconductor market grows slightly in 2015 while ranks shift, IHS says

Jun 23, 14:06

Despite slowing growth for the automotive industry and exchange rate fluctuations, the automotive semiconductor market grew at a modest 0.2% on year reaching US$29 billion in 2015, according to IHS.

Digitimes Research: Tablet AP shipments in China to decrease 2.9% in 2016

Jun 22, 21:21

China's tablet-use application processor (AP) shipments are expected to decrease 2.9% in 2016 as a result of poor tablet sales, according to Digitimes Research.

UMC announces investment in China firm

Jun 22, 16:20

Pure-play foundry United Microelectronics (UMC) plans to invest up to US$50 million in China-based Wise Road Capital through a wholly-owned subsidiary Sino Paragon, according to a company filing with the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE).

MediaTek to unveil 5G solution as early as 2018

Jun 22, 14:45

MediaTek is looking to debut the first generation of its 5G chip solutions as early as 2018. The Taiwan-based IC design house has expanded an R&D team engaged in the development of 5G solutions to more than 100 people, according to sources familiar with the matter.

SMIC announces mass production for Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 chips in Beijing

Jun 22, 14:24

Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) has announced that Qualcomm's Snapdragon 425 processor and MDM9x07 have passed customer qualification and begun mass production at its majority owned joint venture fab in Beijing. The successful production of 28nm Snapdragon products in Beijing represents...

Alcor Micro announces stock buyback

Jun 22, 12:10

USB controller designer Alcor Micro has announced plans to buy back a portion of its common shares from the Taiwan stock market. The move is aimed at protecting corporate value and the interests of shareholders, the company said.

IC suppliers landing short lead-time orders for Type-C solutions

Jun 21, 22:11

Taiwan-based IC suppliers have been receiving more short lead-time orders for USB Type-C solutions from notebook vendors and ODMs recently, indicating that the Type-C interface is likely to become mainstream in products in the second half of 2016, according to industry sources.

PC shipments to rise 20% in 3Q16, say analog IC firms

Jun 21, 14:31

Judging from the current order visibility, Taiwan's analog IC suppliers have predicted PC shipments for the third quarter will likely increase 20% on quarter.

Himax provides Quad HD display driver IC for Tango-enabled AR smartphone

Jun 21, 11:12

Himax Technologies has announced its HX8396-A display driver IC has secured the design win in the world's first augmented reality (AR) smartphone, Lenovo Phab 2 Pro. The Phab 2 Pro is built on Google's Project Tango platform, a new technology that enables location-specific content for AR gaming and...

Taiwan IC design sector should open doors to China capital, says MediaTek chairman

Jun 20, 14:56

China-based enterprises should be allowed to invest in Taiwan's IC design houses, according to MediaTek chairman MK Tsai.

MediaTek chairman MK Tsai

North American semiconductor equipment industry posts May 2016 book-to-bill ratio of 1.09, says SEMI

Jun 20, 11:38

The book-to-bill ratio for the North America semiconductor equipment industry stayed above parity for the sixth consecutive month in May 2016, according to industry association SEMI.

Elan expects 2Q16 sales to increase 7-11%

Jun 20, 11:37

Elan Microelectronics expects its second-quarter revenues to register a 7-11% sequential increase, thanks to growing shipments of touchscreen controllers for notebooks.

FocalTech ships more than 1 million integrated driver controllers in May

Jun 17, 09:45

FocalTech Systems has disclosed monthly shipments of its single-chip integrated driver controller (IDC) solutions exceeded one million units in May. Total shipments for 2016 are expected to surpass 10 million units, according to the company.

Digitimes Research: Growing VR ecosystem to accelerate development of VR video market

Jun 16, 15:24

Video and gaming applications for virtual reality (VR) devices were the highlights of the recently concluded Computex 2016 as demonstrated by the number of related products and exhibitors presented at the trade fair, according to Digitimes Research.

Analog IC suppliers to see better sales in 2H16

Jun 16, 12:08

Taiwan-based analog IC-design houses are expected to see their sales performance gain a boost in the second half of 2016 thanks to demand for high-efficiency power management (PWM) ICs for fast-charging and USB Type-C interface applications, according to industry sources.

Apple stepping up procurement for new Apple Watch

Jun 15, 10:51

Apple has stepped up procurement of chips and components for the second-generation Apple Watch which is expected to debut later in 2016, according to sources from the supply chain.

Fingerprint sensor supplier Egistec reports strong sales for May

Newswatch - Jun 14, 21:55

Fingerprint sensor maker Egis Technology (Egistec) has reported revenues of NT$166 million (US$5.12 million) for May, increasing 223.6% on month and 332.5% on year.

Shanghai Integrated Circuit Investment Fund completes 1st-round of fund-raising, says report

Jun 14, 16:02

The Shanghai Integrated Circuit Investment Fund (SICIF), one of the largest investment funds in China for the semiconductor industry, has completed the first round of fund-raising, totaling CNY28.5 billion (US$4.327 billion), according to media reports in China.

SMIC, Synopsys deliver 28nm HKMG low-power reference flow

Jun 13, 11:03

Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) and Synopsys have announced immediate availability of their joint 28nm RTL-to-GDSII reference design flow. Developed through deep engineering collaboration between Synopsys and SMIC on the 28nm High-K Metal Gate (HKMG) process technology, the flow is...

WPG Holdings sees May revenues rise

Stockwatch - Jun 8, 16:19

WPG Holdings has reported consolidated revenues of NT$45.233 billion (US$1.4 billion) for May 2016, representing a 4.75% increase on month and 9.07% increase on year.

Elan Microelectronics sees revenues rise in May

Stockwatch - Jun 8, 15:24

Elan Microelectronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$517 million (US$16.06 million) for May 2016, representing a 5.05% increase on month and 6.64% increase on year.

Realtek revenues rise in May

Stockwatch - Jun 8, 15:07

Realtek Semiconductor has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.325 billion (US$103.21 million) for May 2016, representing a 4.35% drop on month and 40.28% increase on year.

Global semiconductor sales decrease in April, says SIA

Jun 8, 14:01

The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) has announced worldwide sales of semiconductors reached US$25.8 billion for the month of April 2016, a decrease of 1.0% from last month's total of US$26.1 billion and 6.2% lower than the April 2015 total of US$27.6 billion. Additionally, a new WSTS industry...

Digitimes Research: Tablet AP shipments in China to rise 6% in 2Q16

Jun 8, 13:59

China's tablet-use application processor (AP) shipments will increase 6% sequentially to 20.4 million units in the second quarter of 2016, according to Digitimes Research.

TSMC chairman optimistic about ASE-SPIL merger

Jun 7, 22:06

Morris Chang, founder and chairman of pure-play foundry Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), said at a recent company event that he is happy to see the merger deal reached between Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) and Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL).

Winbond, Macronix May revenues rise on year

Jun 7, 20:55

Non-PC memory chipmakers Winbond Electronics and Macronix International have reported on-year increases in consolidated revenues for May 2016 of 12.2% and 9.4%, respectively.

MediaTek reportedly lobbying officials for a closer tie with China firm

Jun 7, 11:56

MediaTek has been lobbying officials at Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) for approval of its recently-announced cooperation with NavInfo including plans to set up a joint venture with the China-based digital mapping service provider, as well as to lift a ban on China's investment in Taiwan's...

MediaTek May revenues hit record for 2nd straight month

Jun 7, 11:49

IC design house MediaTek has reported consolidated revenues of NT$24.64 billion (US$762.8 million) for May 2016, hitting a monthly record for the second consecutive month.

MediaTek chip shortage to ease in 3Q16

Jun 7, 11:45

The ongoing tight supply of MediaTek's major 4-in-1 connectivity chip series for use in entry-level and mid-range smartphone solutions is expected to ease completely in the third quarter of 2016, according to industry sources.

TSMC to enjoy full utilization of 16nm capacity through September, says report

Newswatch - Jun 6, 14:28

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is expected to enjoy full utilization of 16nm process production capacity through September, thanks to robust demand for non-Apple devices, according to a report by Taiwan's Central News Agency (CNA).

Phison signs deal to establish local USB device supply chain in India , says report

Stockwatch - Jun 3, 14:45

NAND flash controller and solution provider Phison Electronics has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Electronic Industries Association of India (ELCINA) for joint efforts to establish a homegrown USB device industry, according to recent Chinese-language Commercial Times and...

MediaTek stepping up development for auto electronics, VR

Jun 3, 10:11

MediaTek's R&D teams have started to work with Europe-based car vendors and worldwide handset firms on the development of the company's product lines targeted at automotive electronics and virtual reality (VR) applications, according to industry sources.

Industrial semiconductor revenues increase in 2015, IHS says

Jun 1, 20:04

Industrial semiconductor revenues rose slightly in 2015 despite weakness in the overall semiconductor industry and, in particular, economic headwinds in China, which is a major global consumer of industrial chips. On-year global industrial semiconductor revenues rose less than 1% in 2015 to reach US$41.9...

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