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MIC: Taiwanese Fabless IC Industry's Shipment Value Reaches US$4.15 Billion, Inching up 3.8% Sequentially
December 26, 2013


The Taiwanese fabless IC industry's shipment value continued to surge in the third quarter of 2013, inching up 3.8% sequentially to around US$4.15 billion, said Taiwan's MIC (Market Intelligence & Consulting Institute), an ICT industry research institute based in Taipei. The growth was fueled by MediaTek's strong chip shipments for mid-range and value line smart handheld devices, dismissing previous forecasts of a flat or slightly declined shipment value in the third quarter due to the already high growth in the second quarter and lackluster demand for computer application ICs.

A breakdown of the industry's shipment value by application category revealed that computer and peripherals slipped one percentage point sequentially to 24.5% in the third quarter, as affected by the continuously sluggish PC market and the lower-than-expected penetration rate of touch control notebook PCs. For consumer electronics, the share of TV application fell short of expectation while tablet application IC managed to maintain flat at 32%, thanks to the peak season demand for digital games. For communications, the sizzling sales of MediaTek's dual-core and quad-core products in China pushed the category's share upward to the highest of all in the Taiwanese fabless IC industry, at 39% in the third quarter.

Taiwanese Fabless IC Shipment Value, 1Q 2011 - 1Q 2014

Source: MIC, December 2013

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Market Intelligence & Consulting Institute (MIC), based in Taipei, Taiwan, was founded in 1987. MIC is Taiwan's premier IT industry research and consulting firm providing intelligence, in-depth analysis, and strategic consulting services on global IT product and technology trends, focusing on markets and industries in Asia-Pacific. MIC is part of the Institute for Information Industry.