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  • Digitimes Research: Taiwan sees decreased smartphone ODM/OEM shipments in 2Q16

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  • Panel cutting service provider Nanoplus to debut on Taiwan emerging stock market, says paper

    Displays - Newswatch | 5h 29min ago

  • Pepper enters into Taiwan service market

    Before Going to Press | 5h 18min ago

  • Wi-Fi Alliance to launch certification for compatibility with WiGig MMW technology

    Before Going to Press | 5h 24min ago

  • Notebook players less aggressive about using USB Type C

    Before Going to Press | 5h 24min ago

  • Posiflex Technology nets NT$4.25 per share for 1H16

    Before Going to Press | 5h 47min ago

  • Shunfeng International Clean Energy loses CNY246 million in 1H16 due to inability to get PV power on grid

    Before Going to Press | 5h 48min ago

  • Taiwan market: Samsung Electronics to launch smartphone/table hybrid Galaxy Tab J

    Before Going to Press | 5h 48min ago

  • Chip orders for notebooks from Huawei and Xiaomi falling, say sources

    Before Going to Press | 5h 49min ago

  • 2Q16 global smart watch shipments down 32% on year, says IDC

    Before Going to Press | 5h 49min ago

  • Panel cutting service provider Nanoplus to debut on Taiwan emerging stock market in August

    Before Going to Press | 5h 50min ago

  • Holtek 2Q16 profits rise 20% sequentially

    Before Going to Press | 5h 50min ago

  • Win Semi looks to up to 5% revenue growth in 3Q16

    Before Going to Press | 5h 50min ago

  • Component makers to see weak orders for tablets and wearables

    Before Going to Press | 5h 51min ago

  • Raydium reports NT$2.69 EPS for 1H16

    Before Going to Press | 5h 52min ago

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Vendors to launch smartphones supporting biometrics recognition

Jul 25, 12:27

Smartphone brands have been gearing up efforts to develop biometrics recognition technology, aiming to ramping up their market share with high-end models featured biometrics functionality, according to industry sources.

Silicon Motion raises 2016 revenue outlook

Jul 25, 10:34

Silicon Motion Technology has revised upward its revenue outlook for 2016 after posting record results for the second quarter.

Sensor sales keep hitting new records but price erosion curbs growth, says IC Insights

Jul 22, 15:10

Despite strong double-digit percentage increases in annual unit shipments, semiconductor sensor sales growth has become uncharacteristically lethargic because of steep price erosion in several major product categories, according to IC Insights.

Fab tool book-to-bill slips

Jul 22, 14:41

North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted a book-to-bill ratio of 1.00 in June, down from 1.09 in May, according to SEMI.

Wireless charging to become major feature in mobile devices

Jul 22, 14:08

More mobile devices are expected to feature wireless charging which will stimulate demand for related analog ICs and protective components, according to industry sources.

Sharp to roll out new smartphone utilizing MediaTek 10-core chip, says report

Newswatch - Jul 22, 11:52

Sharp is reportedly engaged in the development of a new smartphone utilizing MediaTek's 10-core Helio X20 chip (dubbed MT6797).

Innolux cooperates with Next Biometrics to develop flexible fingerprint sensor

Jul 22, 11:50

Innolux has cooperated with Norway-based Next Biometrics Group ASA to develop the world's first flexible fingerprint sensor based on Next's active thermal sensing technology, according to Innolux.

Worldwide semiconductor capital spending to drop 0.7% in 2016, says Gartner

Jul 21, 21:12

Worldwide semiconductor capital spending is projected to decrease 0.7% to US$64.3 billion in 2016, according to Gartner. This is up from the estimated 2% decline in Gartner's previous quarterly forecast.

Spreadtrum LTE chipset adopted for Samsung Galaxy Tab A7.0

Jul 21, 21:06

Spreadtrum Communications has announced that its quad-core LTE mobile chipset, the SC9830i, has been adopted by Samsung Electronics for the vendor's Galaxy Tab A7.0-series tablets.

Digitimes Research: Technology remains key to MediaTek growth

Jul 20, 21:04

MediaTek should remain focused on enhancing its technology to better compete against rivals including Qualcomm, Spreadtrum and HiSilicon, and to explore new growth opportunities outside the China market, according to Digitimes Research.

Commentary: ARM a must for SoftBank in paradigm shift

Jul 20, 12:46

SoftBank's decision to buy out ARM for GBP24.3 billion (US$32.2 billion) not only highlights the ruthless investment style of SoftBank's chairman and CEO Masayoshi Son, but also indicates the future business opportunities that will come along with the rising penetration of Internet of Things (IoT).

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Chip shipments for VR devices to boom

Jul 20, 12:28

Chip shipments for VR (virtual reality) devices are expected to surge during the year-end shopping season in Europe and the US, according to industry sources.

TSMC says no impact from SoftBank ARM acquisition

Jul 19, 21:29

SoftBank's acquisition of ARM announced recently will have no impact on TSMC's ongoing collaboration with ARM, according to the Taiwan-based foundry. TSMC added it expects to further enhance ties with ARM following SoftBank's takeover.

Former Acer executive to helm optical fiber sensor startup

Jul 19, 16:43

Former Acer Taiwan's president Towny Huang has recently joined Internet of Things (IoT) startup Citpo Technologies and become the chairman of the firm.

Richwave to enjoy record revenues in 3Q16, says report

Newswatch - Jul 19, 15:50

RF component specialist Richwave Technology is expected to enjoy another quarter of record revenues in the third quarter of 2016, buoyed by rising shipments of its Wi-Fi use power amplifiers (PA) as well as shipments of new products including switches and low-noise amplifier (LNA) ICs, the Chinese-language...

MediaTek to post 10% revenue growth in 3Q16, says report

Stockwatch - Jul 19, 12:25

MediaTek is expected to report revenue growth of about 10% sequentially for the third quarter of 2016 buoyed by strong demand for its mid- and high-end mobile chips, according to a recent Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) report.

SoftBank to acquire ARM

Jul 18, 16:24

The boards of directors of SoftBank and ARM have announced that they have reached an agreement on the terms of a recommended all-cash acquisition of ARM for GBP24.3 billion (US$32.2 billion).

Weltrend to see revenues top NT$500 million in 3Q16, says paper

Newswatch - Jul 18, 15:26

Weltrend Semiconductor is expected to see its revenues for the third quarter of 2016 reach over NT$500 million (US$15.68 million) amid rising shipments of its around view monitor (AVM) video chips, according to a Chinese-language Commercial Times report.

TSMC secures exclusive orders for Apple A11 chip, says report

Newswatch - Jul 18, 15:06

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has obtained all of Apple's A11 chip orders, according to a recent Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) report.

Pixart ramping up shipments of CMOS-based heart-rate monitoring solutions, says paper

Newswatch - Jul 18, 12:47

IC design company Pixart Imaging has been ramping up shipments of its CMOS-based hear-rate monitoring (HRM) solutions and will see its sales and earnings grow significantly in the third quarter, according to a Chinese-language Commercial Times report.

Handset IC market to grow at 6.7% CAGR through 2019, says IC Insights

Jul 15, 14:45

The increasing value of the average IC content in handsets along with the increasing percentage of smartphones sold as a percent of total handsets will help drive the handset IC market to US$94.3 billion in 2019, according to IC Insights.

Qualcomm sues Meizu for patent infringement

Jul 15, 11:19

Qualcomm filed lawsuits against China-based smartphone vendor Meizu for infringing its patents at the end of June in Beijing and Shanghai, China. Other players such as Oppo and Vivo also to have a chance to be sued, according to reports from China media.

Auto MEMS sensor shipments rise in 2015 even as revenue stalled, says IHS

Jul 15, 11:10

Although shipments of microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) sensors used in automotive applications grew 8.4% in 2015, revenues were flat compared to the previous year reaching US$2.7 billion, according to IHS. The value of this market is expected to recover in 2016, rising 4.3% to reach US$2.8 bill...

Huaxintong Semiconductor licenses ARMv8-A architecture

Jul 15, 11:07

Huaxintong Semiconductor Technology of China has licensed ARM's v8-A architecture to accelerate advanced server chipset technologies in China's server market, according to ARM. The multi-year license will enable China-based companies to deliver ARM-based server technologies in their home market, enabling...

ESD solution provider Amazing Microelectronic to see revenues hit new high in 3Q16, says paper

Newswatch - Jul 15, 11:02

ESD (electrostatic discharge) protection solution provider Amazing Microelectronic is expected to see its revenues hit a new high in the third quarter of 2016, buoyed by rising penetration of USB Type-C, according to a Chinese-language Commercial Times report.

IC distributor ANStek posts revenue growth in June

Jul 14, 10:02

Answer Technology (ANStek), which distributes IC parts mainly from Analog Devices (ADI), Xilinx and Avago, saw its June revenues rise 2.8% from a year earlier ending a 3-month streak of on-year decreases.

eMemory solution for fingerprint sensors available for volume production

Jul 14, 10:00

Embedded non-volatile memory (eNVM) IP provider eMemory Technology has disclosed its NeoEE IP solutions for fingerprint applications has been embedded in customer products for volume production.

Intel certifies Cadence implementation and signoff tools for 10nm tri-gate process

Jul 13, 22:15

Cadence Design Systems has announced that its implementation and signoff tools have been certified on the Intel third-generation 10nm tri-gate process for customers of Intel Custom Foundry. Intel Custom Foundry utilized a PowerVR GT7200 graphics processing unit (GPU) from Imagination Technologies as...

Notebook chip order visibility extends

Jul 13, 14:02

Taiwan-based IC design houses have landed an influx of orders for notebooks, and have seen better order visiility for the third quarter, according to industry sources.

ARM joins Imec program for 7nm technology and beyond

Jul 13, 11:56

Nanoelectronics research center Imec has announced its strategic partnership with ARM. ARM's involvement with Imec's INSITE program will focus on addressing the impacts of circuit design and system-level architecture on power, performance, area and cost of nanotechnology chip process nodes from 7nm...

Taiwan LCD driver IC firms positive about 3Q16

Jul 12, 19:44

Taiwan-based LCD driver IC firms are optimistic about their performance during the third quarter of 2016 judging from a pull-in of short lead-time orders for large-size panel applications as well as strong orders for small-size panels, according to industry sources.

Qualcomm announces Snapdragon 821

Newswatch - Jul 12, 15:30

Qualcomm has announced its latest chip for mobile devices, the Snapdragon 821, succeeding its predecessor the Snapdragon 820 .

Flagship phone demand might disappoint in 2H16

Jul 12, 14:26

Smartphone vendors might see sales of their flagship models disappoint in the second half of 2016 due to lack of upgrades, according to sources at Taiwan-based IC design houses.

Analog IC vendor Silergy sees revenues hit record high in June

Newswatch - Jul 12, 11:16

Analog IC vendor Silergy saw its consolidated revenues gain 1.33% on month and 49.97% on year to a record high of NT$607.79 million (US$18.87 million) in June.

Egistec posts record 2Q16 revenues

Jul 12, 11:00

Fingerprint sensor supplier Egis Technology (Egistec) saw its second-quarter revenues hike 137.7% sequentially to NT$252 million (US$7.82 million). The figures were also the highest quarterly levels since the company's listing on Taiwan's OTC market in December 2015.

WT Micro June revenues rise

Stockwatch - Jul 12, 10:56

IC distributor WT Microelectronics has announced consolidated revenues of NT$10.51 billion (US$326 million) for June 2016, up 3.6% sequentially and 12.5% on year.

WPG Holdings reports increased revenues for June

Stockwatch - Jul 11, 15:48

WPG Holdings has reported consolidated revenues of NT$45.837 billion (US$1.42 billion) for June 2016, representing a 1.34% increase on month and 8.92% increase on year.

Global 2016 semiconductor market to fall 1%, says IC Insights

Jul 11, 10:45

The weak global economy and poor DRAM market conditions have prompted IC Insights to lower its semiconductor market growth forecast for 2016 to negative 1%, according to the market research firm.

MediaTek June revenues rise almost 50%

Jul 8, 10:08

MediaTek has announced consolidated revenues of NT$24.87 billion (US$768 million) for June 2016, up 49.7% on year. The June figures were also the highest monthly levels since the company's listing on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE) in 2001.

Global Unichip sees revenues down on year in June

Newswatch - Jul 8, 10:04

IC design service company Global Unichip has reported revenues of NT$709.79 million (US$21.99 million) for June, up 1.91% on month but down 12.41% on year.

Phison posts record 2Q16 revenues

Jul 8, 10:03

Memory device controller supplier Phison Electronics saw its second-quarter revenues climb to a record high of NT$10.46 billion (US$323.4 million).

Winbond, Macronix post mixed June results

Jul 7, 15:34

Non-PC memory specialist Macronix International saw its June revenues decrease 2.3% sequentially while fellow company Winbond Electronics' revenues registered a 1.9% on-month increase.

LCD driver IC vendor Novatek sales down in June, upbeats for 3Q16

Newswatch - Jul 7, 13:41

LCD driver IC vendor Novatek Microelectronics saw its revenues decline 3.5% on month and 10.8% on year to NT$3.737 billion (US$115.35 million) in June.

Elan reports revenue increase for June

Stockwatch - Jul 7, 10:40

Elan Microelectronics has announced consolidated revenues for June 2016 increased 4.8% sequentially and 10.7% on year to NT$542 million (US$16.7 million).

Generalplus, Sonix 2Q16 revenues rise over 50%

Jul 7, 10:35

Consumer IC design houses Generalplus Technology and Sonix Technology both saw their second-quarter revenues increase more than 50% sequentially.

Chip orders for Android phones slowing down

Jul 7, 10:17

IC orders placed by Android phone makers, mainly those in China, have slowed down recently, according to industry sources.

Global semiconductor sales up slightly in May, says SIA

Jul 7, 10:11

Worldwide sales of semiconductors reached US$26.0 billion for the month of May 2016, an increase of 0.4% compared to the previous month's total of US$25.9 billion, but a decrease of 7.7% compared to the May 2015 total of US$28.1 billion, according to SIA.

Digitimes Research: Growing popularity of VR/AR devices to boost component demand

Jul 6, 11:28

The growing availability of virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) devices will offer growth opportunities for a number of component suppliers, including sensors, infrared (IR)/laser transmitters and LED chips, according to Digitimes Research.

Himax 2Q16 EPS exceeds guidance

Jul 6, 10:54

Himax Technologies' revenues and gross margin for the second quarter met the high end of its guidance given in May, while EPS exceeded the guided range of US$0.085-0.105, according to the display driver specialist.

Realtek June revenues fall

Jul 5, 13:51

Networking IC design company Realtek Semiconductor saw its June revenues fall to the second-lowest levels for 2016 at NT$3.04 billion (US$94.3 million).

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