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UltraChip revenues to rise in 2Q, 3Q16

May 26, 16:14

LCD driver IC firm UltraChip is expected to report on-year revenue growth of 20-30% for the second and third quarters of 2016, according to market sources.

Communications and computer systems drive IC sales across all regions, says IC Insights

May 26, 14:53

Communication and computer systems are forecast to be two of the three largest system applications for IC sales in every global region, Americas, Europe, Japan, and Asia-Pacific, in 2016, according to IC Insights.

TSMC to spend US$2.2 billion on R&D in 2016, says co-CEO

May 26, 14:46

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) expects to boost its R&D spending to a record US$2.2 billion in 2016, according to company co-CEO Mark Liu. TSMC spent US$1.067 billion on R&D in 2015.

Lattice pASSPs to enter production in August

May 26, 10:52

Lattice Semiconductor's recently-announced programmable bridge device that supports leading protocols for mobile image sensors and displays will be ready for volume production in August, according to Ying Chen, business development manager of Lattice's Asia-Pacific Consumer Product.

Server management SoC provider Aspeed to see revenues grow 25-30% in 2016

Newswatch - May 25, 21:53

Taiwan-based remote server management SoC provider Aspeed Technology is expected to see its revenues grow 25-30% on year in 2016 after it completes the acquisition of Broadcom's Emulex Pilot chipset business unit in September, according to company chairman and CEO Chris Lin.

US fab-tool book-to-bill stays above parity, says SEMI

May 25, 15:47

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

Taiwan backend firms seeing robust orders from HiSilicon

May 25, 11:10

Demand for HiSilicon's chips has been robust, according to sources at Taiwan-based IC backend firms, which have identified the China-based fabless IC vendor as one of their important or target customers.

28nm HPM production lines at TSMC, UMC to run at full capacity until 3Q16, says paper

Newswatch - May 24, 15:44

Both the 28nm HPM (high performance mobile computing) production lines at Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) and United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) will run at full capacity until the end of the third quarter of 2016, according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN)...

Digitimes Research: Korea LCD driver IC vendor Silicon Works sees revenues hit record high in 2015

May 24, 14:15

Combined revenues of Korea's major LCD driver IC vendors reached a record high of KRW419.4 billion (US$353.97 million) in 2015, with Silicon Works, a subsidiary of LG Electronics, accounting for 96% of total revenues, according to data compiled by Digitimes Research.

Silicon Motion expects NAND flash shortage in 2H16

May 24, 14:13

NAND flash device controller supplier Silicon Motion Technology is expecting a shortage for the NAND flash industry in the second half of 2016.

Digitimes Research: China smartphone AP shipments to grow 11.3% sequentially in 2Q16

May 24, 11:08

Having digested their excessive inventory, smartphone vendors have stepped up the pace of placing chip orders in the second quarter of 2016, according to Digitimes Research. Smartphone vendors are also gearing up for the upcoming roll-outs of their new models.

Chip suppliers cautious about unit production for upcoming iPhone

May 23, 22:37

Chip suppliers are looking to enter production starting mid-June for the upcoming new iPhone series slated for launch in September 2016, but are generally less optimistic on their unit production for the devices by the end of the year.

Chip demand from Apple disappointing, say sources

May 20, 11:34

Chip orders from Apple have been relatively slow in the second quarter of 2016 compared to the same quarter in previous years, due to poor sales of the vendor's existing iPhone and iPad devices, according to industry sources.

Digitimes Research: Taiwan IC design industry output value to rise 7% in 2016

May 20, 09:00

The production value of Taiwan's IC design industry is expected to increase 7.4% on year to NT$570.75 billion (US$17.4 billion) in 2016, according to Digitimes Research.

Nuvoton audio IC adopted in new Google tablet, says report

May 20, 08:58

Taiwan-based Nuvoton Technology with its audio codec ICs has entered the supply chain of Google, according to a report by Taiwan's Central News Agency (CNA).

MediaTek to spin off VR business unit as soon as June, says report

Stockwatch - May 20, 08:57

IC design house MediaTek plans to spin off its virtual reality (VR) division to form an independent company in a bid to boost its VR business, according to a recent Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) report.

ARM announces 10nm test chip

May 19, 10:17

ARM has announced the first multicore, 64-bit ARMv8-A processor test chip based on TSMC's 10FinFET process technology. Simulation benchmarks show impressive power and efficiency gains relative to TSMC's 16FinFET+ process technology.

Digitimes Research: Taiwan IC design industry output value to increase 6.7% in 2Q16

May 19, 10:16

The production value of Taiwan's IC design industry is expected to increase 6.7% sequentially in the second quarter of 2016, thanks to a pick-up in handset demand, according to Digitimes Research.

3S expects to post lower revenues but higher gross margin in 2Q16

May 19, 10:09

Weak controller IC demand for memory devices will drag down Solid State System's (3S) revenues in the second quarter, but gross margin for the quarter will be higher than the 32.92% reported for the first quarter, according to the company.

TSMC mulling cutting 16/20nm prices

May 18, 11:08

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is considering dropping contract prices for its handset-IC clients to help ease the pressure of their declining ASPs and gross margins, according to industry sources.

Global 1Q16 silicon wafer shipments increase on quarter, says SEMI

May 17, 15:02

Worldwide silicon wafer area shipments increased during the first quarter of 2016 when compared to fourth-quarter 2015 area shipments according to the SEMI Silicon Manufacturers Group (SMG) in its quarterly analysis of the silicon wafer industry.

ALi reports loss for 1Q16

May 16, 22:30

IC design house ALi, which specializes in set-top box (STB) chipset solutions, swung to net losses of NT$26 million (US$0.8 million) with revenues falling about 12% sequentially in the first quarter of 2016.

Intel obtains up to 50% of modem chip orders for upcoming iPhone

May 16, 22:27

Intel will supply up to 50% of the modem chips for use in the new iPhones slated for launch in September 2016, according to industry sources.

Quake-hit facilities to resume production by end-May, says Sony

May 16, 15:09

Sony's sensor production was affected by earthquakes on April 14, 2016 and subsequent earthquakes in Japan's Kumamoto region, but is set to resume operations by the end of May, according to the company.

IC Insights releases top-20 semiconductor suppliers in 1Q16

May 16, 10:23

IC Insights has released its list of the world's top-20 semiconductor suppliers including three pure-play foundries and six fabless companies in the first quarter of 2016.

Worldwide semiconductor revenues to fall 2.3% in 2016, says IDC

May 16, 10:00

Worldwide semiconductor revenues for 2016 will fall for a second consecutive year to US$324 billion, down 2.3% from the previous year according to IDC. Revenues are forecast to log a CAGR of 1.9% from 2015-2020, reaching US$364 billion in 2020.

UMC to help develop DRAM manufacturing technology for China firm

Stockwatch - May 16, 09:59

Fujian Jin Hua Integrated Circuit and Taiwan-based United Microelectronics (UMC) have signed a technology cooperation agreement for UMC to develop DRAM related technologies for Jin Hua, according to a company filing UMC issued with the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE).

MediaTek announces sale of auto IC subsidiary to China firm

Stockwatch - May 13, 15:06

Taiwan-based IC design house MediaTek has announced the signing of a strategic cooperation framework agreement with NavInfo, a China-based digital mapping service provider. According to the agreement, NavInfo will also acquire AutoChips, in which MediaTek holds an 82.9% stake, for a total of US$600...

Pixart 1Q16 profits hit 12-quarter low

May 13, 14:15

IC design company Pixart Imaging saw its net profits fall to NT$25.26 million (US$0.78 million) in the first quarter of 2016, the lowest level in 12 quarters, with EPS coming to NT$0.20.

Himax looks to 7.5-12.5% revenue growth in 2Q16

May 13, 10:02

Himax Technologies' revenues for the first quarter of 2016 met the company's guidance while gross margin and EPS actually beat its estimates. Looking forward, the company expects to post revenue growth of 7.5-12.5% sequentially in the second quarter, with gross margin staying at around 26% and GAAP...

Panel demand picking up, say IC firms

May 13, 09:57

Short lead-time orders for small-size panels are flowing in while orders for large-size panels have been picking up. Taiwan-based analog IC and LCD driver IC firms are expected to post revenue growth in the second quarter of 2016, according to industry sources.

MediaTek in trading halt pending release of material information

Stockwatch - May 13, 09:55

IC design house MediaTek will enter a trading halt on May 13, pending the release of material information, according to a company filing with the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE). MediaTek will hold a press conference Friday afternoon to make an announcement, said the company, without elaborating further...

Phison posts EPS NT$4.71 in 1Q16, anticipating NAND flash shortage in 3Q16

Newswatch - May 13, 09:54

NAND flash controller and solution provider Phison Electronics has reported net profits of NT$964 million (US$29.6 million) for the first quarter of 2016, down slightly from NT$1.029 billion recorded a quarter earlier.

Cypress adopts Cadence design tools for 40nm auto ICs

May 12, 13:46

Cypress Semiconductor has selected the full Cadence RTL-to-signoff digital design flow and complete Spectre circuit simulation platform for all of its 40nm automotive chip designs, according to the EDA software and engineering services company.

Automotive electronics system demand fails to boost auto IC market in 2015, says IC Insights

May 12, 10:25

With discussion increasingly focused on autonomous vehicles and vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) and vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) communication, demand is rising for electronic systems to support new, intelligent cars. Meanwhile, older, existing technology on high-end vehicles continues to migrate down...

LED driver IC firm Macroblock 1Q16 profits increase

May 11, 21:18

LED driver IC specialist Macroblock has reported net profits of NT$45.46 million (US$1.4 million) for the first quarter of 2016, up significantly from profits of NT$17.08 million in the prior quarter and only NT$0.44 million a year earlier.

Chip orders from China smartphone vendors to boost MediaTek 2Q16 revenues

May 11, 21:15

Orders placed by China-based Oppo, Gionee and Vivo are set to boost revenues at smartphone-chip provider MediaTek in the second quarter of 2016, according to industry sources.

WPG April revenues up, WT Micro down

Stockwatch - May 10, 22:48

Taiwan-based WPG saw its April revenues increase 5.5% compared to April 2015 while fellow IC distributor WT Microelectronics' revenues decreased 5.3% on year.

Generalplus, Sonix see April revenues rise

May 10, 11:25

Consumer IC design houses Generalplus Technology and Sonix Technology both saw their April revenues climb to the highest monthly levels for 2016.

Topco Scientific reports increased April revenues

Stockwatch - May 10, 11:23

Semiconductor materials distributor Topco Scientific has reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.22 billion (US$68.3 million) for April 2016, up 39.6% on year and 22.3% sequentially.

Winbond April revenues rise

Stockwatch - May 9, 21:34

Specialty memory specialist Winbond Electronics has announced consolidated revenues of NT$3.52 billion (US$108.5 million) for April 2016, up 2.8% sequentially and 11.4% on year.

Worldwide semiconductor capital spending to decline 2% in 2016, says Gartner

May 9, 21:32

Worldwide semiconductor capital spending is projected to decline 2% to US$62.8 billion in 2016, according to Gartner. This is up from the estimated 4.7% decline in Gartner's previous quarterly forecast.

NXP tops auto semiconductor vendor rankings, says Strategy Analytics

May 9, 21:24

NXP Semiconductors achieved a 14.2% share of the US$27.4 billion automotive semiconductor market in 2015, four-percentage points ahead of its nearest rivals Infineon and Renesas, according to Strategy Analytics.

Novatek reports decreased earnings for 1Q16

Newswatch - May 9, 15:46

LCD driver IC vendor Novatek Microelectronics has reported net profits of NT$1.221 billion (US$37.7 million) for the first quarter of 2016, down 19.45% sequentially and 28.15% on year.

Cypress to acquire Broadcom IoT business for US$550 million

May 9, 14:42

Cypress Semiconductor and Broadcom have announced the signing of a definitive agreement under which Cypress will acquire Broadcom's wireless Internet of Things (IoT) business and related assets in an all-cash transaction valued at US$550 million.

MediaTek posts record April revenues

May 9, 14:29

IC design house MediaTek has reported record consolidated revenues of NT$23.02 billion (US$710.9 million) for April 2016.

Elan Microelectronics reports decreased revenues for April

Stockwatch - May 6, 16:51

Elan Microelectronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$492 million (US$15.18 million) for April 2016, representing a 4.22% drop on month and 9.48% drop on year.

IC distributor WPG reports increased earnings for 1Q16

Newswatch - May 6, 14:52

IC distributors WPG Holdings has reported net profits of NT$1.555 billion (US$48.03 billion) for the first quarter of 2016, up 24.9% on quarter and 11.3% on year. The earnings translated into an EPS of NT$0.94 for the three-month period.

Faraday swings to profit in 1Q16

May 6, 10:56

Faraday Technology, a fabless ASIC/SoC and silicon IP provider, swung to net profits of NT$75 million (US$2.31 million) in the first quarter from losses of NT$77 million in the fourth quarter of 2015. EPS for first-quarter 2016 came to NT$0.30.

Global Unichip net profit rise over 40% in 1Q16

May 6, 10:53

IC design services provider Global Unichip has reported net profit of NT$159 million (US$4.9 million) for the first quarter of 2016, up 43.6% from a year earlier. EPS for the quarter came to NT$1.19.

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