This research report presents shipment value forecast and recent quarter review of the Taiwanese fabless IC industry. The report includes fabless IC shipment value, product mix, and application mix analyses. The content of this report is based on primary data obtained through interviews with fabless IC designers, and publicly available information such as corporate financial statements.
The report finds that the Taiwanese fabless IC industry's shipment value grew 8.4% sequentially in the third quarter of 2015. The industry's shipment value is anticipated to have declined slightly in the fourth quarter of 2015, reaching US$4.2 billion. In regards to application category, communication and consumer systems continued to take up the greatest share of shipment value in the fabless IC industry in the third quarter at 72%, collectively. Looking ahead to the first quarter of 2016, it is predicted that the industry's shipment value will reach US$4.0 billion, down 4.1% sequentially but up 5.2% year-on-year.
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ELAN, ESMT, Focaltech, Global Unichip, Himax, Ilitek, Mediatek, Mstar, Novatek, Orisetech, Phison, Raydium, Realtek, Richtek, Silicon Motion, Sitronix