Synaptics to buy rights to Broadcom’s Wireless IoT connectivity business
July 08, 2020Synaptics Incorporated has signed definitive agreements under which Synaptics will acquire certain assets and manufacturing rights associated with the wireless IoT business of Broadcom for approximately USD 250 million in an all-cash transaction.
Qualcomm retakes market leadership in 1Q20
June 16, 2020According to the 1Q20 revenue ranking of global top 10 IC design companies compiled from TrendForce’s latest data, Qualcomm was able to stop the trend of continuous YoY revenue declines, which lasted for the six previous consecutive quarters.
Synaptics divests Mobile LCD TDDI business to Hua Capital
December 23, 2019Synaptics has signed a definitive agreement to divest its Asia-based, mobile LCD TDDI business to Hua Capital, through a special purpose entity backed by Hua-Capital Cayman, L.P., for USD 120 million in cash.
DigiLens, Crystal Optech partner on AR technology
December 18, 2019DigiLens Inc. has announced its first China-based licensee, Crystal Optech, and the hiring of Country Manager Xiaoshu Lin, based in China.
US-China trade impacts global top ten IC design companies
September 05, 2019The global top ten IC design companies for 2Q19 ranked by revenue have just been released by TrendForce, in which we see revenues of the top five all falling YoY.
Helix Semiconductors appoints VP of Engineering
August 16, 2019Fabless power semiconductor company Helix Semiconductors has appointed Philip Crawley as vice president of engineering.
NI appoints SVP and GM of semiconductor business
August 02, 2019National Instruments (Nasdaq: NATI) today announced the appointment of Ritu Favre as senior vice president and general manager of the semiconductor business. In this role, Favre will set the strategic direction to drive business growth and build on the company’s positive momentum in the industry.
Mythic Secures $30M in new financing
June 13, 2019Mythic, an AI inference processor company with analog compute-in-memory technology, has secured USD 30 million in Series B-1 funding led by Valor Equity Partners, with additional new investors Future Ventures, Atreides, Micron Ventures, and Lam Research.
In-display fingerprint sensors on the rise
August 31, 2018Samsung will launch models with in-display fingerprint sensors, following Vivo, Huawei, Xiaomi, and OPPO, says TrendForce. The adoption by these major Android smartphones has constantly increased the penetration of in-display fingerprint technologies, among which ultrasonic and optical fingerprint sensing have made considerable breakthroughs.
The Dialog / Synaptics deal is off the table
August 01, 2018Dialog Semiconductor says that today (July 31, 2018) the company has terminated discussions with Synaptics Incorporated regarding a potential acquisition of Synaptics.
Globafoundries surpasses USD 2bn in Design Win revenue
July 12, 2018Globafoundries’ 22nm FD-SOI technology has delivered 50 design wins and more than two billion dollars of client design win revenue.
Potential Dialog / Synapics - Deal is confirmed
June 20, 2018Dialog Semiconductor Plc. has announced it will 'proceed with Due Diligence for a potential acquisition of Synaptics'.
Under-display fingerprint sensor for smartphones to top 100M units by 2019
April 30, 2018Smartphone brands are expected to increase their adoption of under-display fingerprint sensors, which allow phones to have full-screen displays with an invisible fingerprint feature, according to IHS Markit.
Apple is secretly developing its own displays
March 20, 2018The Cupertino company is reportedly designing and producing its own screens – for the first time. Apple is said to be using a secret manufacturing facility close to its California HQ to make small batches of the displays for testing.
Mike Rayfield and David Wang join AMD
January 24, 2018AMD has appointed Mike Rayfield as senior vice president and general manager of AMD Radeon Technologies Group (RTG), and David Wang as senior vice president of engineering for RTG.
1bn fewer fingerprint sensors shipped from 2017 to 2021
January 23, 2018The fingerprint sensors market is facing a major disruption following the introduction of Face ID, a facial recognition system designed and developed by Apple for its iPhone X, along with the forthcoming arrival of in-display sensors and Chinese vendors winning market share from Western vendors.
TDDI approaches maturation
August 28, 2017The share of In-Cell solutions in the global smartphone market is estimated to reach 31.9 percent by the end of 2017, according to the latest research on touch display solutions by WitsView, a division of TrendForce.
Apple supplier Synaptics issues layoffs and office closures
June 17, 2016Supplier of touch controllers and fingerprint sensors, Synaptics, has via a securities and exchange commission filling informed that it intends to plans to eliminate about 160 employee positions and reduce headcount globally by approximately 9%.
Though times ahead for fingerprint sensor market
March 02, 2016Scandinavia has in a short time become somewhat of a hub for companies working with fingerprint sensors. And now, companies such as Fingerprint Cards, Next Biometrics, Idex and Precise Biometrics are expected to see even greater competition.
Apple supplier listLoad more news
February 24, 2015As usual, Apple (and in turn Evertiq) is publishing a list of their 200 top suppliers as part of their Social Responsibility Report.