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MediaTek posts lower revenues and gross margin for 1Q16

Apr 29, 15:47

MediaTek has reported gross margin for the first quarter of 2016 fell further to 38.1% while consolidated revenues decreased 9.4% sequentially to NT$55.91 billion (US$1.73 billion).

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.

Apple drives entire foundry sales increase at TSMC in 2015 says IC Insights

Apr 27, 15:42

IC Insights has released its 2015 top IC foundries (pure-play and IDM) ranking. TSMC, by far, was the leader with US$26.4 billion in sales last year.

High-end smartphone sales decelerating, affecting IC orders

Apr 27, 11:49

Sales of high-end smartphones are decelerating, affecting orders for ICs and other parts and components, according to sources from Taiwan-based IC design houses.

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.

Price competition among LCD driver IC firms heating up

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.

Parade teams up with Samsung to develop eDP timing controllers for AMOLED panels

Apr 26, 14:23

Parade Technologies has announced a collaboration with Samsung Display to deliver AMOLED panels for the tablet and notebook markets. Parade, which supplies eDP timing controllers (Tcons) for both tablet and notebook display panels, worked together with Samsung Display to developed the DP699 Tcon which...

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.

Toshiba adopts Cadence Innovus implementation system for memory controller design

Apr 26, 10:57

Toshiba has adopted the Cadence Innovus implementation system for its memory controller's production design project, according to the EDA company. The tool enabled Toshiba to achieve an optimal target performance while creating a 16% smaller place and route (P&R) area for random logic...

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.

Digitimes Research: Car-use image sensor market to grow to US$900 million by 2020

Apr 25, 16:00

Sony is the largest CMOS image sensor vendor worldwide and its products mainly go to the consumer sector. Weakening demand for smartphone has impacted the business's recent performances, but Sony has been strengthening its car-use image sensor technology after acquiring Toshiba's image sensor plants...

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...

Qualcomm signs 3G/4G patent license agreement with Yulong

Newswatch - Apr 20, 11:03

Qualcomm has announced that it has signed a new 3G and 4G Chinese patent license agreement with Yulong Computer Telecommunication Scientific, an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of the Coolpad group.

Himax enters mass production of TDDI chips for China smartphone customer

Apr 19, 21:05

Himax Technologies has announced mass production of in-cell single-chip touch and display driver integrated (TDDI) solutions for a leading China-based smartphone vendor.

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.

14 IC product categories to exceed total IC market growth in 2016, says IC Insights

Apr 19, 15:08

Fourteen product categories - topped by handset application processors and signal conversion (analog) devices - are expected to exceed the 2% growth rate forecast for the total 2016 IC market, according to IC Insights. Another five product categories are expected to grow at the same 2% rate as the...

Sony halts production in Kumamoto due to quake

Apr 18, 22:02

Sony has issued a statement disclosing its manufacturing sites in the Kumamoto region which have been affected by the earthquake of April 14 and subsequent earthquakes.

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...

MediaTek to see record shipments of 4G phone chips in 2Q16

Apr 18, 14:07

MediaTek is expected to see record shipments of 4G phone chips in the second quarter of 2016 with revenues rising 15-20% on quarter, according to industry sources.

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.

Notebook-related IC suppliers expect to post 10-15% revenue growth in 2Q16

Apr 18, 10:43

Notebook-related IC suppliers expect to see revenues grow 10-15% sequentially in the second quarter of 2016 prior to a major pick-up in the third quarter, according to industry sources.

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.

Taiwan consumer IC firms expect 2Q16 sales to rise over 20%

Apr 13, 22:21

Taiwan-based consumer IC design houses are expected to see their second-quarter revenues rise more than 20% sequentially as demand picks up on seasonality, according to industry sources.

IC design firm Nyquest to list on Taiwan OTC

Apr 13, 14:01

Consumer IC design company Nyquest Technology expects to be listed on the Taiwan over-the-counter (OTC) market in early May.

Taiwan fingerprint sensor suppliers start shipments to China, Korea smartphone vendors

Apr 12, 14:32

Taiwan-based fingerprint sensor suppliers have started shipping products to China- and Korea-based smartphone vendors, according to sources at Taiwan-based foundries.

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).

WPG, WT Micro March revenues rise over 40% sequentially

Stockwatch - Apr 11, 16:01

IC distributors WPG Holdings and WT Microelectronics have reported sequential increases of 45.2% and 40.5%, respectively, in consolidated revenues for March 2016.

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...

Worldwide semiconductor revenues fall 2.3% in 2015, says Gartner

Apr 8, 12:23

Worldwide semiconductor revenues totaled US$334.8 billion in 2015, a 2.3% decrease from 2014, according to final results by Gartner.

Global 2015 semiconductor wafer-level manufacturing equipment market drops 1%, says Gartner

Apr 8, 12:22

Worldwide semiconductor wafer-level manufacturing equipment revenue totaled US$33.6 billion in 2015, a 1% decrease from 2014, according to final results by Gartner. The top 10 vendors accounted for 77% of the market, down slightly from 78% in 2014.

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...

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