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IC Orders for PCS Have Remained Slow Thus Far in 2015

IC orders for PCs have remained slow thus far in 2015, whereas orders for handsets and consumer electronics devices are picking up prior to the third quarter peak season, according to sources at Taiwan-based IC design houses.

PC-related IC firms are still waiting for orders despite the approach of the peak season for PCs, sources at analog chip providers indicated.

Unlike demand for PCs, demand is ramping up from the smartphone and consumer electronics sectors, sources at related IC suppliers noted. Clients are gearing up for their new product releases in the second half of 2015, while orders are returning from China and other emerging markets, the sources said.

Some Taiwan-based IC design firms are set to report better-than-expected sales results for May, buoyed by a recent pull-in of orders for smartphones and consumer electronics devices. The firms are expected to enjoy double-digit sequential growth in third-quarter revenues if the orders remain strong, according to industry sources.

MediaTek is expected to meet the mid-point to high-end of the company's sales guidance for the second quarter of 2015, thanks mainly to a recent ramp-up of orders for 4G smartphone chips from China, previous reports quoted market sources as saying.

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IC Demand for PCs Remains Slow