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2012-08-03 Taiwan sees no red flags for MediaTek's MStar purchase
Taiwan's Fair Trade Commission claims the acquisition of MStar by fellow chip maker MediaTek will benefit Taiwan's economy and will not hamper market competition.
2013-09-02 Merger between MediaTek, MStar receives approval from China
China's antitrust regulator has approved the stalled $4 billion merger between MediaTek and MStar while also setting conditions covering the sale of LCD TV chips.
2013-01-18 MediaTek postpones MStar merger
The delay has been caused by an inability to secure approval for the deal from foreign countries, including China and South Korea, which have cited anti-trust concerns.
2011-11-16 Taiwan nabs 45.3% of global video processor market
The combined market share of MStar and Mediatek are due to the lowest-cost semiconductor solutions for the TV market, iSuppli noted.
2012-08-31 LG Electronics, TP Vision, Toshiba expand Smart TV Alliance
Qualcomm and MStar, also included in the alliance, will bring their expertise and understanding in hardware design to the consortium while Obigo will offer input from a developer's perspective.
2006-01-06 Fabless startups combine forces in consumer
CeRoma Ltd, the developer of an ARM-based streaming processor for home entertainment consumer applications, and Taiwan's MStar Semiconductor have agreed to cooperate on joint marketing their products for use in integrated digital TV products.
2008-01-09 Xceive eyes for the demise of the CAN tuner
"The end of CAN tuner has begun." So says Xceive Corp., a producer of RF-to-baseband transceivers for the TV, PC and STB markets.
2012-02-14 Weak sales, steep price shake TV SoC arena
TV SoC space evicts Broadcom, Zoran and Intel after unsuccessfully seeking to supply advanced TV SoC solutions for smart TVs.
2008-09-16 TV chip market up for growth, consolidation
The global market for TV ICs was 29.8 million units in Q2 08, up 21 percent on the same period last year, with shipments 7.8 percent better than in Q1 08, according to DisplaySearch. However, the market researchers warn that vertically integrated players like Samsung and Panasonic are set to force consolidation in the market.
2009-04-08 TV chip manufacturing competition sizzles
While the flat-panel TV market is beginning to consolidate, that process has not yet begun in TV chip manufacturing, according DisplaySearch's "Q1 09 Quarterly TV Electronics Report". Competition is as fierce as ever, and no clear market leader has yet emerged.
2011-05-25 ST sees hope in TV chip business with ARM-based DTV platform
ST is switching its processing core from ST40 to ARM in its Gen 4 platform for Internet-connected TV, claiming its strong STB expertise will help it do well in the growing Internet-connected TV market.
2013-03-18 Slowdown in TV market drags DTV IC sales
IHS revealed that total DTV semiconductor revenue fell to $14.09 billion last year, down from $14.91 billion in 2011.
2011-01-27 Silicon Image designs 'connectivity co-processor' for smarter TVs
Silicon Image will launch a connectivity co-processor for TV to help TV makers' turn today's "not-so-intelligent TVs to smart TVs." The solution could also stimulate more SoC competition on the consumer market for OEMs.
2012-03-23 Sigma Designs eyes Trident's DTV biz
Sigma said the acquisition would expand its business through the addition of Trident's DTV media processor SoCs for next-generation Internet-enabled DTVs.
2004-08-31 Samsung to license disputed patents from Genesis Micro
Genesis Microchip Inc. has entered a licensing agreement with Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd, under which Samsung will receive a license to the Genesis patents that were the subject of Genesis's litigation in the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC).
2013-03-28 RDA sets sights on a higher bidder
There is some speculation that Spreadtrum is poised to acquire fellow Chinese fabless chip company, but RDA may be looking for a better deal.
2014-04-04 Memory, fabless vendors enhance their market standing
Micron technology made the biggest improvement, ranking fifth with a record of 82 per cent year-on-year growth. MediaTekalso made a noteworthy 36 per cent, moving to 16th from the 22nd.
2015-09-09 MediaTek sets eyes on Richtek to target PMIC space
MediaTek said the planned acquisition of Richtek Technology would give it a leadership position in PMICs and help it expand its line-up for the Internet of Things (IoT).
2010-12-22 MediaTek seeks growth outside China
The fabless chip vendor is working to expand beyond China's low-end markets and garner design wins in higher-end handsets in India and North America.
2012-12-17 MediaTek riding high despite market downturn
MediaTek's aggressive efforts in the mobile chip market this year resulted in ten-fold increase in shipments but it needs to maintain its momentum well into 2013.
2015-02-10 MediaTek hires more R&D staff to boost LTE share
TSMC expects to hire about 2,000 R&D people this year as it aims to get a bigger chunk of the long-term-evolution smartphone market from Qualcomm.
2014-03-14 MediaTek aims to overtake NFC dominance with Hotknot
Considered a poor man's NFC, Mediatek's Hotknot is targeted for China's smartphones, which are mostly NFC-free.
2012-06-07 Local companies edge out foreign firms in China
Vincent Tai, CEO of RDA Microelectronics Inc., commented that multinational semiconductor companies are no longer able to compete with China's fabless chips vendors in the consumer electronics IC business.
2005-03-08 LCD controller IC shipments to increase this quarter
Research firm DisplaySearch forecasts a 2.9 percent growth for LCD controller IC shipment to 26.9 million units this quarter.
2012-02-09 Japan Inc. swims in troubled seas
The merger of Panasonic, Fujitsu and Renasas may salvage the weaker players of the three (Fujitsu and Panasonic) to survive for several more years through government handouts. But the move threatens the potential winner (Renesas Mobile) with a reduction to irrelevancy in the already very competitive mobile SoC market.
2009-01-20 iSuppli: DTV chip business declined in '08
In a year full of surprises for the business, DTV semiconductor industry revenue declined in 2008 as the overall woes of the broader economy cut consumer demand, limiting total shipments and revenues for the year.
2011-12-27 Industry screw-ups of 2011
This year will be remembered for its share of missteps in the electronics world. EE Times has compiled a list of 10 blunders from 2011 that we believe will be remembered for years to come.
2009-12-21 Gartner lists winners, losers in 2009 IC ranking
Gartner Inc. reiterated its IC forecast that the industry will post a revenue decline, and revealed the preliminary top-10 chip rankings for 2009.
2011-04-27 Fabless race still led by U.S. firms
Nine U.S. companies landed on the 2010 top 10 global chip vendors list while 13 made it to the top 20.
2014-12-02 Cypress seeks to acquire Spansion for $4B
Cypress Semiconductor Corp. hopes to merge with Spansion in an all-stock deal valued at $4 billion. The deal would create an expanded embedded chip vendor with $2 billion in annual revenues.
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