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10nm Chips Promise Lower Costs

The challenges in the supply chain logistics for semiconductors continue to increase, but the 10nm node will give one more opportunity to gain large benefits from technology scaling. In March 2012, International Business Strategies (IBS) projected that gate costs at … Continue reading

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IC Insights Reveals Big Changes to 1H13 Top 20 Semiconductor Supplier Ranking

SK Hynix, Qualcomm, MediaTek, and TSMC each registered >20% year-over-year growth. Later this month, IC Insights’ August Update to the 2013 McClean Report will show a ranking of the top 25 semiconductor suppliers in 1H13. A preview of the top … Continue reading

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Taiwan still calling the tune in the semiconductor industry

Editor’s note: The Outlook series spotlights a country to give a deeper understanding of the business, industry and consumer trends that fuel its economy. While exploring the current challenges and opportunities facing a country’s economic progress, Outlook also seeks to … Continue reading

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Taiwan’s place in the global economy

(CNN) It is home to roughly 23 million people, living on a small island the size of Portugal. But economically, Taiwan punches well above its weight. Its electronics and machinery sector accounts for nearly 50% of its exports, yet it … 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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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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SemiSerious

超棒的 blog!剛剛在做 fake NAND Flash 的相關功課時發現的網站,一連看了好幾篇,到現在還捨不得去睡! 隨便一篇 Phony Image Sensors 都是神來之筆啊~ 有圖又有故事,很久沒有看到這麼精彩的網站了,有在做 IC,搞半導體的人都該看一下。 馬上先加到 sidebar 裡的 Google Blog 後面,足見他在我心目中的重要性。 😀 不行,好晚了,真的該睡了… zZzz…(活該!誰叫你要這麼晚下班!)

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大陸 3G 發燒 晨星再戰聯發科 大陸官方對 TD-SCDMA 規格支持度增強,小M對大M戲碼再上演

聯發科 TD-SCDMA 晶片獲得大陸手機大廠青睞,中國移動第二批 20 萬台終端標案訂單幾乎已在掌握之中,由於中國官方已決定全力支持 TD-SCDMA 成為 3G 系統主要規格,聯發科的成功,讓國內外晶片廠又開始聚焦 TD 晶片商機,其中最讓市場感到興趣者,則是晨星半導體亦決定跨足 TD-SCDMA 晶片市場,大 M(Mediatek)對小 M(Mstar)故事再度成為話題。 大陸 TD-SCDMA 晶片生產鏈,目前未達一定的經濟規模,所以財務結構不夠建全的廠商如凱明,已經宣佈停業。聯發科及展訊(Spreadtrum)等 2 家主要業者,在中興通訊、華為、聯想等中國手機廠支持下,在 TD 基頻晶片市場已擁有一定市佔率;至於天碁(T3G)因擁有意法及恩智浦(NXP)的奧援,目前可望守穩基本盤。 表面上看起來,大陸 TD 晶片似乎已是三強鼎立局勢,但隨著中國官方對 TD-SCDMA 的支持度不斷增強,台灣半導體廠已經開始注意後續發展,其中佈局動作較積極者,包括台積電旗下設計服務業創意電子,日前宣佈成立上海據點,希望爭取到 TD 晶片的委託設計(NRE)或製造商機,另一家較令市場注意業者,則是充滿神秘色彩的晨星半導體。 據業內消息,凱明宣佈停業後,原經營團隊分拆成立傲世通及杰脈通信等 2 家公司,因為擁有 TD-SCDMA 的晶片設計經驗,已有多家台灣晶片廠與之洽談合作或投資入股的可能性,其中包括晨星。晨星的經營團隊過去與諾基亞、LG 等手機廠均有合作關係,所以這回跨足 TD 晶片市場雖不令人意外,但卻相當具話題性。大 M 對上小 M … Continue reading

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遭控惡意侵權 瑞昱恐須罰款新台幣 41 億

IC 設計大廠瑞昱和美國 3COM 公司間的網路晶片專利侵權案,似乎沒完沒了!之前經美國加州法院陪審團裁決瑞昱敗訴,賠償金額高達 4530 萬美元折合台幣 13.7 億元,不過最新傳出,陪審團認為,瑞昱有實質惡意侵權之嫌,未來如果法官接受陪審團判決,原本 13.7 億的賠償金額將加重 3 倍變成 41 億台幣。 因為網路晶片侵權問題,IC 設計大廠瑞昱遭到美國 3COM 公司控告,經過加州法院陪審團決議判決瑞昱敗訴,接到這項消息瑞昱高層似乎有些不服氣,當初瑞昱敗訴判賠金額高達 4530 萬美金,相當於台幣 13.72 億元,因為陪審團認定瑞昱有惡意侵權,未來如果法官接受了陪審團的判決,瑞昱除了侵權還要冠上惡意的罪名,賠償金額恐怕將加重 3 倍之多。 雖然要請求法官重新審理,只是瑞昱在最終判決前依舊提不出有效的證據,證明自己沒有實質惡意,還是有加重處罰的疑慮,如果最後官司確定敗訴,原本估計下滑超過 40%,由7元多減為 4.36 元的每股盈餘,恐怕也將持續降低,看來這場官司所影響的不只是瑞昱的聲譽,也直接衝擊到企業獲利。     財經中心/綜合報導

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