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Taiwanese chipmaker MediaTek acquires rival MStar

MediaTek chairman Tsai Ming-kai, right, and Morningstar chairman Wayne Liang, center, at a press event held to announce an acquisition plan. (Photo/Chen Chen-tang) MediaTek, Taiwan’s leading fabless semiconductor company, has announced that it will acquire rival MStar Semiconductor in a … Continue reading

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RDA Microelectronics Sampling Wi-Fi Combo Chip

3-in-1 Connectivity Chip Designed to Support 3G/4G Smartphone Growth SHANGHAI, China, Dec. 19, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — RDA Microelectronics (Nasdaq:RDA) (“RDA Microelectronics” or the “Company”), a fabless semiconductor company that designs, develops and markets Radio Frequency (RF) and mixed-signal chips … Continue reading

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Spreadtrum buys 3G modem firm, finds CTO

LONDON – Spreadtrum Communications Inc., China’s leading fabless chip company, has announced that it has acquired 48.4% of MobilePeak Holdings Ltd., a fabless chip company that designs UMTS/HSPA+ modem chipsets from bases in San Diego, California and Shanghai, China. Spreadtrum … Continue reading

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MediaTek expands operations in Singapore

MediaTek will be growing its presence in Singpore with a new office at One North. MediaTek will also invest more than than $94 million (120 million SGD) to expand its research and development center and business operations in Singapore. “We … Continue reading

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Feeling the heat, MediaTek seeks a comeback

Taiwanese fabless chip vendor MediaTek defied gravity during last year’s recession, growing by more than 20 percent in a year when the wider semiconductor industry declined by roughly 10 percent. But 2010 has been a different story: The wireless chip … Continue reading

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Qualcomm, MediaTek ink patent cross-licensing deal

SAN FRANCISCO — Fabless chip vendors Qualcomm Inc. and MediaTek Inc. have agreed to let each other utilize technology covered by their respective patent portfolios, the companies said Thursday (Nov. 19). Under the terms of the arrangement, Qualcomm (San Diego) … Continue reading

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MediaTek and Qualcomm Enter Into Patent Arrangement

SAN DIEGO AND HSINCHU — November 19, 2009 — Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), a leading developer and innovator of advanced wireless technologies, products and services, and MediaTek, Inc., (TPE: 2454), a leading fabless semiconductor company for wireless communications and digital … Continue reading

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MediaTek and mobile-phone chips ─ Fabless and fearless

Aug 6th 2009 | HSINCHU, TAIWAN How a Taiwanese firm became one of the world’s fastest-growing chipmakers MOST technology firms fall into one of two brackets: those that sell individual components, such as Intel, a chip giant, and those that … Continue reading

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2008 是 “中國芯” 生死年 抱團成就 10 億美元公司

自 2000 到 2006 年,中國 IC 設計產業每年增長率都在 67% ~ 70%,根據我們對核心企業的反覆調查和了解,我們今年的增長率下降到了 14%,包括幾家海外上市企業在內的第一梯隊領跑企業都已經感到非常吃力,現在還不敢說明年是否能夠到 14%。未來 3 ~ 5 年,壓力會越來越大。 12 月 14 日,在北京舉行的 2007 年 “中國芯” 技術與發展大會暨第二屆 “中國芯” 頒獎典禮上,中國半導體協會設計分會理事長王芹生表示。

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