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Global Semiconductor Demand Weakens

20 Jun

Global demand for integrated circuit products is showing signs of weakening, the U.S.-based Semiconductor Equipment and Materials Institute (SEMI) reported Friday. (more…)

Taiwan’s IC design companies struggle to retain top talent

20 May

Taiwanese integrated circuit design companies are boosting wages in an effort to stymie the migration of their top talent to China, where generous compensation packages are being offered, Taiwan’s Central News Agency reported. (more…)

MediaTek named top 10 semiconductor firms of 2014

23 Apr

According to research and analysis firm IHS, the global semiconductor industry registered revenue of US$354.5 billion in 2014, up 9.2 percent from a year earlier and the largest growth rate since 2010. Taiwanese chip designer MediaTek Inc., benefitted from the acquisition of MStar, rose five notches to No. 10 with sales of US$7.02 billion, up 53.1 percent. (more…)

Replacement of electromechanical relays: Infineon introduces HITFET™+ switch Family featuring easy-to-adjust slew rate and outstanding protection features

22 Apr

Munich, Germany – April 22, 2015 – Supporting the trend from relay to more robust semiconductor solutions, Infineon Technologies AG (FSE: IFX / OTCQX: IFNNY) rolls out its HITFET™+ family of protected low-side switches. (more…)

MediaTek said to unveil 10-core processor

17 Apr

Taiwanese chip designer MediaTek was recently rumored to be working on a 10-core processor scheduled for release later this year. Multiple reports also said the processor had stellar benchmark scores. (more…)

TSMC begins 16-nanometer process production ahead of schedule

17 Apr

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co, the world’s top dedicated chip foundry, has won a key customer for its cutting-edge 16nm FinFET process technology. Huawei, the world’s largest telecom equipment supplier, and its fabless IC manufacturer subsidiary HiSilicon have launched the next-generation Kir 930 with an octa-core application processor employing TSMC technology. (more…)

BOE Technology enters memory business, challenging the big three

10 Apr

Three players dominate the current global memory chip market – South Korea’s Samsung Electronics and SK Hynix and America’s Micron Technology. However, this situation may change as Chinese companies enter game. (more…)

Samsung said to unveil own CPU core next year

9 Apr

Samsung Electronics will begin to reinforce its mobile processor line by announcing its very own CPU cores next year, various speculations suggest. (more…)

TSMC to roll out 16nm, 10nm chips

8 Apr

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), the world’s largest contract chipmaker, announced plans Tuesday to launch the production of new 16nm and 10nm chips. (more…)

China develops its DRAM industry; Local governments struggle for a slice of the business

8 Apr

The Chinese government caused a great disturbance in the semiconductor industry last year when it established a 120 billion CNY fund for the domestic IC sector. (more…)