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Samsung mass producing Exynos-branded IoT solution

Jun 22, 22:13

Samsung Electronics has announced the start of mass production of its first Exynos-branded IoT solution, the Exynos i T200.

Faraday MFP ASIC shipments rise at CAGR of 38%

Jun 22, 21:20

Faraday Technology has announced that its MFP (Multi-Function Printer) ASIC solutions have surpassed 50 design wins since its introduction 10 years ago, and the MFP ASIC shipment grew at a CAGR of 38%.

Xiaomi sampling in-house developed Surge S2 chips, says report

Jun 22, 21:18

Earlier in 2017, Xiaomi Technology unveiled its first in-house developed smartphone solution, dubbed Surge S1, which is built by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) using 28nm process technology. In less than a year, Xiaomi reportedly is about to enter volume production of Surge S2 chi...

Aspeed enjoys brisk BMC chip orders

Jun 22, 21:16

Server management SoC solution provider Aspeed Technology has obtained a pull-in of baseboard management controller (BMC) chip orders for new servers based on AMD's EPYC processor platform, according to a recent Chinese-language Commercial Times report.

Global industrial semiconductor revenues rise 4% in 2016, says IHS

Jun 22, 15:53

Worldwide industrial semiconductor revenues grew 3.8% on year to US$43.5 billion in 2016, according to IHS Markit.

Taiwan IC design houses seeing orders pick up

Jun 22, 15:29

Taiwan-based IC design houses have seen customer orders pick up on seasonality with some expected to post sequential revenue growth of 10% or more in the third quarter, according to industry sources.

TSMC secures 7nm chip orders from Qualcomm

Jun 21, 21:36

TSMC has regained chip orders from Qualcomm for baseband chips produced on its 7nm process, but not application processors, according to industry sources.

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ARM intros enhanced DesignStart program

Jun 21, 19:10

ARM has made several enhancements to the ARM DesignStart program, providing the fastest path forward for evaluating, designing and bringing custom SoCs to market, according to the company.

Nuvoton 2Q17 sales likely to hit record

Jun 21, 15:03

Fabless IC firm Nuvoton Technology is expected to see its second-quarter 2017 revenues hit an all-time high driven by robust MCU shipments, according to market sources.

Innolux, Next Biometrics tie up for mass production of flexible fingerprint sensors

Jun 21, 13:57

Innolux will begin volume production of a flexible fingerprint sensor product co-develop with Norway-based Next Biometrics for smart card applications in the third quarter of 2017, according to a joint announcement by the two companies.

WPG expects profit growth in 2Q17

Jun 20, 15:37

IC distributor WPG expects to post sequential profit growth for the second quarter of 2017 with revenues meeting the company's guidance.

Handset IC sales to top total personal computing in 2017, says IC Insights

Jun 20, 14:21

The ongoing slump in shipments of standard PCs along with the drop-off in tablets are setting the stage for handset IC sales to finally surpass IC revenues in total personal computing systems in 2017, according to IC Insights.

Global Unichip rolls out HBM2 total solution

Jun 19, 19:38

Global Unichip has successful taped out a 16nm, second-generation high bandwidth memory (HBM) PHY and controller with verified interposer design and CoWoS package. The ultra-high capacity memory ASIC solution will meet the demanding requirements of artificial intelligence (AI), deep learning (DL),...

MediaTek to hire 1,000 staff in 2017, says co-CEO

Jun 19, 14:19

MediaTek will recruit an additional 1,000 employees in 2017, said newly-appointed co-CEO Rick Tsai at the company's general shareholders meeting recently.

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Digitimes Research: Qualcomm APs adopted in popular smartphone devices in China

Jun 16, 15:12

Of China's top-25 best-selling smartphones sold at the country's physical stores (excluding Apple and Samsung devices) in the first quarter of 2017, 52% adopt Qualcomm's application processors while 36% incorporate MediaTek's solutions, according to Digitimes Research.

SEMI sees record fab spending for 2017, 2018

Jun 15, 22:45

SEMI has predicted record spending for fab construction and fab equipment in 2017 and 2018. Korea, Taiwan and China will all see large investments, and spending in Europe will also increase significantly.

Topco to see revenues peak in 3Q17

Jun 15, 22:42

IC materials distributor Topco Scientific is expected to see its revenues peak for 2017 in the third quarter driven by robust demand for silicon wafers and photoresist solutions, according to industry sources.

Spreadtrum to launch 5G chip as early as 2H18

Jun 15, 20:02

Spreadtrum Communications has assigned hundreds of staff to accelerate R&D of 5G chips, according to company ATP VP Yi Kang.

Yi Kang, ATP VP of Spreadtrum

Global 2016 handset baseband market increases 5%, says Strategy Analytics

Jun 14, 15:47

The global handset baseband processor market grew 5% on year to reach US$22.3 billion in 2016, according to Strategy Analytics. Qualcomm, MediaTek, Samsung LSI, Spreadtrum and HiSilicon grabbed the top-five baseband revenue share spots during the year.

MediaTek launches Ultra HD TV SoC

Jun 13, 15:46

MediaTek has announced the availability of its new MediaTek MT5597 SoC, an Ultra HD TV SoC supporting Dolby Vision and Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG).

Toppan welcomes partnership with China firms

Jun 13, 15:22

Toppan Printing welcomes the potential for China-based companies to become partners, according to the Japan-based photomask vendor. Toppan is looking to work closely with China-based enterprises or local governments through some form of collaboration such as a joint venture.

Digitimes Research: China striving to raise IC self-sufficiency

Jun 13, 13:29

China is striving to substantially improve the self-sufficiency rate for ICs in the nation. With strong government support, manufacturing capacities at China-based IC foundries and backend firms are set to expand significantly during the period of the country's 13th five-year plan, according to Digitimes...

Niche-IC distributors post brisk May sales

Jun 13, 10:12

Taiwan-based Answer Technology (ANStek), Edom Technology, Sunnic Technology & Merchandise, and Supreme Electronics, all of which distribute mainly niche-market ICs, enjoyed brisk sales results in May.

WPG Holdings revenues drop 6% on year in May

Stockwatch - Jun 12, 15:56

WPG Holdings has reported consolidated revenues of NT$42.493 billion (US$1.41 billion) for May 2017, representing a 2.72% increase on month and 6.06% drop on year.

Topco Scientific revenues drop 4% on year in May

Stockwatch - Jun 12, 14:46

Topco Scientific has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.933 billion for May 2017, representing a 2.99% increase on month and 4.01% drop on year.

ASMedia Technology expects 1H17 revenues to hike 80% on year

Jun 9, 14:11

IC design house ASMedia Technology, mainly because of shipments of Ryzen chipsets beginning in the first quarter of 2017, and booming shipments of USB 3.1 Gen2 hub controller ICs, expects consolidated revenues for the first half of 2017 to hike about 80% on year, according to the company. Shareholders...

IC Insights cuts long-term IoT semiconductor forecast

Jun 9, 12:37

IC Insights has scaled back its total semiconductor sales forecast for system functions related to the IoT in 2020 by about US$920 million, mostly because of lower revenue projections for connected cities applications, such as smart electric meters and infrastructure supported by government budgets.

Global Unichip May revenues rise, Faraday down

Jun 9, 12:31

IC design service company Global Unichip has announced consolidated revenues of NT$985 million (US$32.8 million) for May 2017, up 41.5% on year and 39.2% sequentially. The company credited the positive performance to its growing application-specific IC (ASIC) business.

IC distributor Supreme May revenues rise 12%

Jun 9, 10:19

Taiwan-based Supreme Electronics, a major IC distributor for Samsung Electronics, has announced revenues for May 2017 increased 12.4% sequentially and 27% on year to NT$11.19 billion (US$371.5 million).

Pixart revenues hit 3-year high in May

Newswatch - Jun 8, 16:09

CMOS image sensor supplier Pixart Imaging saw its consolidated revenues climb 3.47% on month and 15.8% on year to a three-year high of NT$420.78 million (US$13.99 million) in May.

Sitronix reports decreased revenues for May

Newswatch - Jun 8, 14:57

LCD driver IC maker Sitronix Technology saw its consolidated revenues decline 5.33% on month and 10.2% on year to NT$710.74 million (US$23.62 million) in May.

Novatek to ship LCD driver ICs to LG for iPhone in 2018, says report

Newswatch - Jun 8, 14:21

LCD driver IC supplier Novatek Microelectronics has entered LG Electronics' flexible OLED panel supply chain for Apple's next generation iPhone devices and will see shipments of its small- to medium-size LCD driver ICs increase significantly in 2018, according a Chinese-language Economic Daily...

Fingerprint sensor maker Egistec suffers significant revenue setback in May

Newswatch - Jun 8, 12:27

Fingerprint sensor maker Egis Technology (Egistec) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$252.19 million (US$8.38 million) for May, down 22.7% on month but up 51.58% on year.

Global semiconductor sales increase 21% in April 2017, says SIA

Jun 7, 21:53

Worldwide sales of semiconductors reached US$31.3 billion for the month of April 2017, an increase of 20.9% from the April 2016 total of US$25.9 billion and 1.3% more than the previous month's total of US$30.9 billion, according to the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA).

MediaTek denies reports of massive layoffs

Stockwatch - Jun 7, 21:47

MediaTek has denied several Taiwan media reports saying the company plans to lay off about 3,000 employees within a year.

Winbond, Macronix post revenue growth in May

Jun 7, 21:09

Winbond Electronics and Macronix International have reported sequential increases in May consolidated revenues of 4.5% and 2.1%, respectively.

MediaTek considers placing chip orders with Globalfoundries

Jun 7, 21:02

MediaTek is mulling placing chip orders with Globalfoundries using the foundry's 22nm FD-SOI process technology, according to industry sources.

Elan May revenues climb to 8-month high

Stockwatch - Jun 6, 19:19

Touch and fingerprint sensor vendor Elan Microelectronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$606 million (US$) for May 2017, up 17.3% on year and 0.6% sequentially.

MediaTek posts slight sequential growth in May revenues

Jun 6, 19:07

MediaTek has reported consolidated revenues of NT$18.44 billion (US$612.5 million) for May 2017, up 3.9% sequentially but down 25.2% on year.

Realtek May revenues decrease

Stockwatch - Jun 5, 23:03

Networking IC design company Realtek Semiconductor has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.3 billion (US$109.4 million) for May 2017, down 3.9% sequentially and 0.8% on year.

IBM, Globalfoundries and Samsung build new transistor for 5nm technology

Jun 5, 22:20

IBM on June 5 announced that the company and its research alliance partners Globalfoundries and Samsung, and equipment suppliers have developed an industry-first process to build silicon nanosheet transistors that will enable 5-nanometer (nm) chips. In less than two years since developing a 7nm test...

Faraday announces automotive ASIC qualified for AEC-Q100 and AEC-Q006

Jun 5, 10:28

Taiwan-based Faraday Technology has announced an automotive ASIC device qualified for AEC-Q100 and AEC-Q006 as defined by the Automotive Electronics Council (AEC).

ASMedia expects sales to rally by 80% on year in 2H17

Jun 5, 10:25

USB controller IC design house ASMedia Technology expects its sales to grow over 80% on year in the second half of 2017 thanks to new CPU platforms introduced by Intel and AMD, according to company president Lin Che-wei.

RF component supplier Richwave sees revenues up in May

Newswatch - Jun 3, 12:07

RF component specialist Richwave Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$220 million (US$7.31 million) for May, increasing 4.37% on month and 27.58% on year.

Goodix rolls out touchscreen, fingerprint and stylus chips for notebook applications

Jun 2, 12:30

China-based IC design house Goodix has rolled out a range of touchscreen controller chips, fingerprint sensors and stylus chips targeting the notebook sector.

WiGig wireless VR devices expected to launch at end of 3Q17, says Peraso VP

Jun 2, 11:52

Canada-based 60GHz WiGig (IEEE 802.11ad) wireless IC solution developer Peraso Technologies has been cooperating with many VR hardware makers to develop WiGig wireless VR devices including head-mounted displays, as well as WiGig-enabled games consoles, gaming PCs and notebooks, and USB Dongles. Devices...

Peraso product development vice president Brad Lynch (left) and sales vice president John Tryhub

Taiwan semiconductor production value to grow 3.5% in 2017

Newswatch - Jun 2, 11:00

The production value of Taiwan's semiconductor industry is expected to amount to NT$2.4 trillion (US$79.74 billion) in 2017, up 3.5% from a year earlier, compared to 7.1% growth projected for the global semiconductor industry, according to the Market Intelligence and Consulting Institute (MIC).

Tsinghua Unigroup chair criticizes Qualcomm for forming JV with local chipmaker

Jun 1, 21:16

Tsinghua Unigroup chairman Zhao Weiguo has criticized Qualcomm's intention of forming a joint venture with fabless chip firm Leadcore Technology and two local investment firms in China, describing it as a "low-class" tactic aiming to weaken Spreadtrum Communications' competitiveness.

Rick Tsai takes office as MediaTek co-CEO

Jun 1, 16:09

MediaTek has announced that Lih Shyng (Rick) Tsai officially takes the office as the company's co-CEO today (June 1, 2017), one month earlier than the originally-scheduled July 1. Tsai will report directly to chairman and CEO Ming-Kai Tsai.

Intel may benefit from Apple's fight with Qualcomm

Jun 1, 15:45

To avoid over-relying on baseband chip supply from Qualcomm, Apple added Intel as a second baseband chip supplier for its iPhone 7 series smartphones in 2016, with Intel receiving an outsourcing proportion of around 30%. Since Intel's baseband chips have inferior performances compared to Qualcomm's...

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