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  • Digitimes Research: Korea memory-IC industry output value to increase 5% in 2Q16

    Before Going to Press | May 30, 21:24

  • Anji Technology looks to growing PV demand in Taiwan

    Before Going to Press | May 30, 21:23

  • Elan obtains fingerprint sensor orders from first-tier notebook firms

    Before Going to Press | May 30, 21:23

  • Chin-Poon remains focused on auto PCB

    Before Going to Press | May 30, 21:22

  • Teco Electric & Machinery poised to compete for installing 2 5MW offshore wind turbines, says EDN

    Before Going to Press | May 30, 20:58

  • Apple to enhance effectiveness of new iPhone sound and speakers

    Before Going to Press | May 30, 20:56

  • Digitimes Research: Vizio launches LCD TVs without TV tuners

    Before Going to Press | May 30, 20:55

  • Gaming monitor market to see growing competition between Asustek, BenQ and TPV

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  • Oppo developing foldable-screen smartphones

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Computex looks to take on new identity

May 31, 08:51

This year's Computex Taipei 2016 will mark a turning point for Asia's biggest tradeshow, as Taiwan begins asserting itself as being not only the center of the global ICT supply chain but also as a key partner for building the global technology ecosystem and driving innovation. This new positioning...

Powering the cloud: Intel embraces new identity

May 30, 22:09

The next wave of computing is now beginning to define the IT industry, where the boundaries of computing are expanding as billions of smart and connected devices, new data-rich services and cloud apps fueled by the Internet of Things (IoT) increasingly bring new experiences to our lives. Aligning itself...

Intel VP and Taiwan country manager Jason Chen

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.

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.

Nanya buys equipment for NT$1.29 billion

Stockwatch - May 24, 10:53

DRAM chipmaker Nanya Technology has announced the purchase of a batch of machinery equipment for NT$1.29 billion (US$39.51 million).

Walton announces stock buyback

May 23, 14:37

Memory-IC packaging and testing house Walton Advanced Engineering has announced plans to repurchase as many as five million shares at prices between NT$8 (US$0.25) and NT$12 per share through July 22, 2016. The repurchased shares will be distributed to employees, the company said.

Global 1Q16 NAND flash market posts 2.9% decrease, says DRAMeXchange

May 20, 14:12

Branded NAND flash vendors saw their combined revenues decline further to US$8.06 billion in the first quarter of 2016, according to DRAMeXchange. During the quarter, falling chip ASPs was more significant than the industry's bit shipment growth.

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.

Macronix stock downgraded to requiring full delivery

May 18, 13:33

Stock of Taiwan-based Macronix International will be downgraded on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE) to requiring full-cash delivery on May 19, after the company's first-quarter net value per share failed to meet the required NT$5 mark.

Nanya buys equipment for NT$692 million

Stockwatch - May 18, 11:05

DRAM chipmaker Nanya Technology has announced the purchase of a batch of machinery equipment for NT$691.83 million (US$21.2 million).

Global 1Q16 DRAM revenues fall 16.6%, says DRAMeXchange

May 17, 20:43

Sales in the global DRAM market in the first quarter of 2016 declined 16.6% from the fourth quarter of 2015 on falling chip prices due to oversupply, according to DRAMeXchange.

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.

ChipMOS secures NT$13.2 billion syndicated loan

May 16, 15:05

ChipMOS Technologies has signed a five-year syndicated loan for NT$13.2 billion (US$404.5 million) with 10 local banks in Taiwan, according to the packaging and testing 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).

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.

Digitimes Research: Samsung, Hynix capex for memory to fall in 2016

May 12, 15:55

Samsung Electronics and SK Hynix will both lower their total capex for memory ICs in 2016, according to Digitimes Research. During the year, both companies will focus on migrating to 18nm process technology for the manufacture of DRAM chips and ramping up their 3D NAND flash capacities.

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...

KYEC posts profit rise in 1Q16

May 10, 22:50

Wafer probing service company King Yuan Electronics (KYEC) has reported net profits of NT$603 million (US$18.5 million) for the first quarter of 2016, up 30.3% sequentially and 0.6% on year. EPS for the quarter came to NT$0.52.

Transcend Information sees April revenues drop

Stockwatch - May 10, 15:40

Transcend Information has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.751 billion (US$53.96 million) for April 2016, representing a 9.05% drop on month and 16.74% drop on year.

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.

Inotera reports increased revenues for April

Stockwatch - May 6, 16:50

Inotera Memories has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.915 billion (US$102.82 million) for April 2016, representing a 2.05% increase on month and 2.96% increase on year.

Macronix reports on-year rise for April revenues

Stockwatch - May 6, 16:48

Macronix International has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.743 billion (US$53.79 million) for April 2016, representing a 1.79% drop on month but an 11.46% increase on year.

Nanya sees April revenues decline

Stockwatch - May 6, 16:47

Nanya Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.975 billion (US$91.81 million) for April 2016, representing a 9.86% drop on month and 23.98% drop on year.

Adata 1Q16 profits soar

May 4, 10:54

Memory module maker Adata Technology saw its first-quarter net profits surge 340% from a year earlier, buoyed by rising non-operating profits.

Global semiconductor sales increase slightly in March, says SIA

May 3, 16:00

The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) has announced worldwide sales of semiconductors reached US$26.1 billion for the month of March 2016, a slight increase of 0.3% compared to the previous month's total of US$26.0 billion.

Transcend 1Q16 net profits fall 25%

Apr 29, 09:44

Memory module maker Transcend Information has announced net profits for the first quarter of 2016 declined 25.4% from a year earlier to NT$623 million (US$19.3 million), while consolidated revenues fell 7.9% on year to NT$5.65 billion.

Macronix posts another quarter of losses

Apr 28, 20:48

Macronix International, which specializes in the manufacture of NOR flash and mask ROM memory chips, remained unprofitable in the first quarter of 2016 bringing its net value per share below NT$5 (US$0.16).

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.

Inotera swings to loss in 1Q16

Apr 28, 12:09

Inotera Memories slipped into the red in the first quarter of 2016 with revenues falling due to falling DRAM ASPs and shipments.

Nanya nets NT$0.68 in 1Q16 EPS

Apr 28, 12:04

DRAM chipmaker Nanya Technology has reported net profits for the first quarter of 2016 slid 1.1% sequentially to NT$1.85 billion (US$57.2 million). The earnings translated into a net EPS of NT$0.68.

Tsinghua investment will not affect PTI 2016 operations

Apr 27, 14:19

Whether or not an investment proposal by Tsinghua Unigroup obtains approval by Taiwan's anti-trust authority will not affect Powertech Technology's (PTI) operations during 2016, according to the Taiwan-based IC backend house.

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.

SK Hynix posts revenue and profit decreases in 1Q16

Apr 26, 15:39

SK Hynix has reported revenue and profit decreases for the first quarter of 2016, as a result of weak end-market demand and falling memory prices.

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...

Memory module maker Apacer to reduce capital by 33%

Newswatch - Apr 22, 15:22

Memory module maker Apacer Technology will reduce its capital by NT$496.9 million (US$15.37 million) or 33% to NT$1.009 billion, aiming to shore up its return on equity (ROE) ratio and the profitability per share, according to the company.

Powerchip nets NT$4.64 in 2015 EPS

Apr 22, 10:58

Foundry chipmaker Powerchip Technology has reported net profits of NT$10.28 billion (US$318.7 million) for 2015 with EPS coming to NT$4.64. The year also marked the third consecutive year that the company generated net profits of more than NT$10 billion.

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...

Micron intros new NVMe PCIe SSD portfolio

Apr 20, 11:18

Micron Technology has announced a new portfolio of PCIe solid state drives (SSDs) that leverage the high-performance NVMe protocol. The new Micron 9100 and 7100 PCIe SSDs provide data center customers with purpose-built storage products for implementing an agile, scale-out IT infrastructure. These...

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...

Number of 300mm IC wafer fabs expected to reach 100 in 2016, says IC Insights

Apr 18, 01:22

In 2008, 300mm wafers took over as the industry's primary wafer size in terms of total surface area used. The number of 300mm wafer fabrication facilities in operation continues to grow and is expected to reach 100 in 2016, according to IC Insights.

Taiwan FTC approves Micron-Inotera deal

Apr 13, 21:55

Taiwan's Fair Trade Commission (FTC) has approved the planned merger between Micron Semiconductor Taiwan (MST), a Taiwan-based unit of Micron Technology, and Inotera Memories.

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.

Nanya March revenues down, Inotera up

Stockwatch - Apr 11, 15:47

Taiwan-based DRAM chipmakers Nanya Technology and Inotera Memories have reported mixed revenue results for March 2016.

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.

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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