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MediaTek expects gross margin to rise in 2017

Dec 1, 22:17

MediaTek expects its revenues to continue on-year growth in 2017, while gross margin will pick up thanks to its expanding business in the 4G-smartphone market.

Falling smartphone IC ASPs discouraging device vendors from developing chips in-house

Dec 1, 15:09

Device vendors including Xiaomi, LG Electronics and Sony have all expressed their intention to develop smartphone chips in-house. Nevertheless, the average selling price for smartphone SoCs has been trending down, while the cost of developing advanced chips using 10nm and below process technologies...

MediaTek enhances deca-core chip lineup

Dec 1, 14:54

MediaTek has announced new additions to its Helio X20 family of high-end mobile processors. The new Helio X23 and X27 offer the next level in user experiences by improving the overall performance, camera quality and power consumption of the SoC family, according to the company.

IoT and automotive to drive IC market growth through 2020, says IC Insights

Nov 30, 15:06

IC sales for connections to the Internet of Things (IoT) are forecast to grow more than three times faster than total IC revenues during the last half of this decade, according to IC Insights. ICs used to embed IoT functionality into a wide range of systems, sensors and objects are expected to generate...

MediaTek to roll out new product line for automotive industry

Nov 29, 13:37

MediaTek has announced plans to bring holistic, fully integrated system solutions to the automotive industry beginning the first quarter of 2017.

TSMC to post up to 3% sequential drop in 1Q17 revenues

Nov 28, 22:35

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is expected to post up to a 3% sequential decrease in consolidated revenues in the first quarter of 2017, but will enjoy revenue growth in the following quarter, according to industry sources.

ASE, VisEra obtain packaging orders for under-glass fingerprint sensors from Synaptics, says report

Newswatch - Nov 25, 16:06

Taiwan-based Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) and VisEra Technologies have both landed packaging orders for under-glass fingerprint sensors from Synaptics, according to a recent Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) report.

MediaTek mulling investment in electric car company NextEV

Nov 25, 14:27

MediaTek reportedly intends to invest in electric car company NextEV with an aim to expand its business in the car electronics sector.

Digitimes Research: China mobile AP shipments to rise 11.6% in 4Q16

Nov 23, 22:31

Shipments of mobile application processors for smartphones and tablets in China are expected to grow 11.6% sequentially in the fourth quarter of 2016, thanks mainly to seasonal factors and inventory build-ups for the first quarter of 2017, according to Digitimes Research.

Spreadtrum places 40nm chip orders with UMC Xiamen fab

Nov 23, 15:50

Spreadtrum Communications has placed 40nm chip orders with United Microelectronics' (UMC) recently-opened 12-inch wafer fab in Xiamen, China, according to industry sources.

Silicon Motion announces SD 5.1 controller solution

Nov 23, 13:47

Silicon Motion Technology has announced that its flagship SM2703 SD controller now supports random read/write performance of up to 2000/800 IOPS to meet the A1 (Application Performance Class 1) requirements from the latest SD 5.1 specifications.

China firms headhunting talent from Taiwan fabless and DRAM companies

Nov 22, 15:35

China's emerging memory companies have been aggressively headhunting talent from Taiwan-based fabless and DRAM firms, according to industry sources.

GigaDevice to merge with ISSI, say sources

Nov 22, 10:56

Trading in GigaDevice Semiconductor has been suspended on the Shanghai Stock Exchange (SSE), paving the way for the NOR flash specialist to obtain shares of Integrated Silicon Solution (ISSI), according to industry sources.

Market for 10nm mobile chips to heat up in 2017

Nov 22, 10:54

Qualcomm, Samsung Electronics, MediaTek, Apple and Spreadtrum Communications are gearing up to roll out their 10nm mobile chips which will be shipped in smartphones during 2017.

MediaTek intros technology enabling 4K video streaming

Nov 21, 22:59

MediaTek has announced the launch of its UltraCast technology, a chipset-enabled streaming technology enabling users to enjoy 4K video content generated by their smartphones and stream it wirelessly to a 4K-ready television or set-top box.

Phison Jan-Oct pre-tax profits approach almost 2015 level

Stockwatch - Nov 21, 22:52

Phison Electronics' pre-tax profits totaled NT$4.42 billion (US$138.6 million) in the first 10 months of 2016, approaching nearly the NT$4.47 billion reported for all of 2015, according to the NAN flash device controller supplier.

Macroblock revenues and profits rise in 1Q-3Q16

Nov 21, 15:04

LED driver IC supplier Macroblock has reported revenues for the first three quarters of 2016 increased 24.7% from a year earlier to NT$1.88 billion (US$58.7 million), while net profits hiked 78% on year to NT$163 million.

Qualcomm, Samsung collaborate on 10nm for Snapdragon 835 mobile chips

Nov 18, 15:41

Qualcomm and Samsung Electronics have extended their tie to manufacture Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835 mobile chips with Samsung's 10nm FinFET process technology, according to the companies.

China investment funds wooing Taiwan IC vendors

Nov 18, 14:17

More semiconductor investment funds backed by local governments in China have stepped up their contact with Taiwan-based IC vendors, aiming to lure them to establish IC-design companies in China, according to industry sources.

Egistec October revenues surge

Nov 18, 11:55

Taiwan-based fingerprint sensor supplier Egis Technology (Egistec) has reported October revenues surged 84.7% on month to NT$301 million (US$9.4 million).

eMemory NeoFuse IP verified in TSMC 10nm FinFET process

Nov 17, 10:06

Taiwan-based eMemory, a logic NVM IP provider, has announced the successful demonstration of its security-enhanced NeoFuse IP in TSMC's 10nm FinFET process, along with IP design kits available to customers for product design-in.

Taiwan IC production value to fall 4.8% in 4Q16, says IEK

Nov 16, 14:38

Taiwan's IC production value is forecast to decline 4.8% sequentially to NT$627.7 billion (US$19.8 billion) in the fourth quarter of 2016, according to the Industrial Economics and Knowledge Center (IEK) of the Taiwan government-sponsored Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI).

Nvidia and MediaTek fastest-growing semiconductor companies for 2016, says IC Insights

Nov 16, 14:06

The top-20 semiconductor companies' sales are forecast to increase by 3% in 2016, according to IC Insights. Among them, five companies are forecast to enjoy double-digit sales growth in 2016 while four are expected to experience double-digit decreases.

SMIC, IMECAS cooperate on MEMS R&D and foundry

Nov 16, 11:06

Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) and the Institute of Microelectronics of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (IMECAS) have announced the signing of a cooperation agreement for a MEMS R&D foundry platform to jointly develop MEMS sensor standard processes and build a complete MEMS supply...

Taiwan IC design houses to benefit from strong smartphone shipments by Oppo, Vivo

Nov 14, 14:47

Taiwan-based IC design houses, including MediaTek, FocalTech Systems and Global Mixed-mode Technology (GMT), are to see their shipments gain a boost in 2017 due to increasing orders from China-based smartphone vendors, particularly Oppo and Vivo, according to industry sources.

ALi stays in the red

Nov 14, 14:31

IC design house ALi, which specializes in set-top box (STB) chipset solutions, has reported its third consecutive quarterly loss in the third quarter of 2016, in which net losses came to NT$83.16 million (US$2.6 million) or NT$0.28 per share.

WPG, WT Micro October revenues decrease

Stockwatch - Nov 14, 09:42

IC distributors WPG Holdings and WT Microelectronics have reported October revenues decreased 13.1% and 5%, respectively, on month.

HLMC to break ground for new 12-inch fab in early December

Nov 11, 11:22

Shanghai Huali Microelectronics (HLMC) is scheduled to hold a groundbreaking ceremony in early December for its second 12-inch fab in Shanghai, according to the China-based pure-play foundry. MediaTek's vice chairman Ching-Jiang Hsieh is expected to attend the event.

Elan 3Q16 profits surge

Nov 10, 15:57

IC design house Elan Microelectronics has reported net profits of NT$243 million (US$7.7 million) for the third quarter of 2016, up 76% sequentially. EPS for the quarter came to NT$0.58.

PWM IC vendor On-Bright posts EPS over NT$10 for January-September period

Stockwatch - Nov 10, 14:49

Power management (PWM) IC supplier On-Bright Electronics has reported net profits of NT$230 million (US$7.28 million) for the third quarter of 2016, up 1.32% from the previous quarter. EPS for the July-September period reached NT$3.07 compared to NT$5.10 of a quarter earlier.

Global 3Q16 silicon wafer shipments increase, says SEMI

Nov 10, 10:41

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

Dialog Semiconductor, Energous team to accelerate wireless charging adoption

Nov 9, 11:21

Dialog Semiconductor, a provider of highly-integrated power management, AC/DC power conversion, solid state lighting (SSL) and Bluetooth low energy (LE) technology, has announced a strategic investment in Energous, the developer of WattUp, a revolutionary wire-free charging technology that provides...

Novatek expects up to 8% revenue decrease in 4Q16

Nov 9, 11:15

LCD driver IC firm Novatek Microelectronic expects to post revenues of between NT$11.1 billion (US$354.1 million) and NT$11.5 billion for the fourth quarter of 2016 representing a sequential decrease of 4-8%.

Qualcomm strikes deal for cooperation with Taiwan MOEA

Nov 8, 15:30

Qualcomm and Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) have signed a MoU on cooperation in the wireless communications sector including joint development of IoT, 4G and 5G networks, and technologies for connected cars, according to MOEA.

MediaTek to invest in Beijing map service provider

Stockwatch - Nov 7, 20:39

MediaTek is looking to acquire 35-49% of Mapbar Technology, for up to US$100 million, according to a company filing with the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE).

Realtek October revenues increase 16%

Stockwatch - Nov 7, 20:37

Networking IC design company Realtek Semiconductor has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.46 billion (US$110.1 million) for October 2016, up 16.1% on year but down 5.1% sequentially.

WT Micro expects another quarter of record revenues

Nov 7, 20:32

WT Microelectronics expects to post consolidated revenues of between NT$41.5 billion (US$1.32 billion) and NT$44 billion in the fourth quarter of 2016 which will mark the second consecutive quarter of record revenues for the Taiwan-based IC distributor.

MediaTek October revenues fall to 6-month low

Stockwatch - Nov 7, 20:28

MediaTek has posted its weakest monthly revenues in six months on seasonal factors.

Aspeed reports profits for 3Q16

Newswatch - Nov 7, 15:25

Baseboard management controller (BMC) chipset provider Aspeed Technology has reported net profits of NT$117 million (US$3.718 million) for the third quarter of 2016, up 26.59% on quarter but down 0.29% on year. The earnings translated into an EPS of NT$3.69 for the July-September period.

WPG posts record 3Q16 profits

Nov 4, 16:22

Semiconductor distributor WPG Holdings has reported operating and net profits of NT$2.56 billion (US$81.3 million) and NT$1.87 billion, respectively, for the third quarter of 2016. Both results hit the highest quarterly levels in the company's history.

Lattice Semiconductor to be acquired for US$1.3 billion

Nov 4, 15:49

Lattice Semiconductor and Canyon Bridge Capital Partners, an affiliate of Canyon Bridge, have signed a definitive agreement under which Canyon Bridge Capital Partners will acquire all outstanding shares of Lattice for approximately US$1.3 billion inclusive of Lattice's net debt, or US$8.30 per share...

Auto systems to show strong growth through 2020, says IC Insights

Nov 4, 11:38

The market for automotive electronic systems is expected to grow at a CAGR of 4.9% from 2015 to 2020, displaying the strongest growth among all end-use markets for ICs, according to IC Insights.

Faraday 3Q16 profits fall 70%

Nov 4, 11:07

Faraday Technology, a fabless ASIC/SoC and silicon IP provider, has reported net profits for the third quarter of 2016 declined 70.2% from a year earlier and 60% sequentially to NT$50 million (US$1.58 million).

Parade expects to post revenue growth of up to 17% in 4Q16

Nov 4, 10:37

Parade Technologies, a supplier of mixed-signal ICs for display and high-speed interface standards, expects to post revenues of between US$70 million and US$77 million for the fourth quarter of 2016, which would represent 6-17% sequentiual growth.

Microwave device maker MTI reports increased sales for October

Newswatch - Nov 3, 14:19

Microwave and satellite wireless device maker Microelectronics Technology (MTI) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$650 million (US$20.6 million) for October, increasing 0.9% on month and 20.5% on year.

Generalplus 3Q16 profits fall 40%

Nov 3, 10:23

Consumer IC design specialist Generalplus Technology has reported net profits of NT$101 million (US$3.2 million) for the third quarter of 2016, down 40% from the record level of NT$170 million in the prior quarter.

Holtek seeing brisk orders for 4Q16

Nov 3, 10:03

Holtek Semiconductor, which designs and develops standard microcontrollers (MCU) and consumer electronics IC solutions, has said orders for mobile power devices remain strong while orders for motor control applications are pulling in.

Solomon Systech buys advanced mobile touch technology assets and products from Microchip

Nov 2, 11:54

Solomon Systech has entered into an asset purchase agreement as well as a product purchase and sale agreement with Microchip Technology to purchase from it advanced mobile touch technology assets and semiconductor products for an aggregated consideration of US$23 million in cash. The transactions are...

Samsung Austin Semiconductor announces more than US$1 billion investment

Nov 2, 11:49

Samsung Austin Semiconductor has announced plans to invest more than US$1 billion by the first half of 2017 to enhance its current system LSI production and meet growing demand for mobile SoC products.

Global 3Q16 semiconductor sales increase 11.5%, says SIA

Nov 1, 22:00

The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) has announced that worldwide sales of semiconductors reached US$88.3 billion for the third quarter of 2016, marking the industry's highest-ever quarterly sales and an increase of 11.5% compared to the previous quarter.

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