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Friday 23 July 2021
New-gen AirPods assembly to move to China
Luxshare Precision Industry and Goertek, reportedly assemblers for the new-generation AirPods, have seen their factory sites in Vietnam affected by a resurgence of the COVID-19 outbreak locally and will have to fulfill orders for Apple's upcoming TWS earbuds at their plants in China, according to industry sources.
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Thursday 22 July 2021
TV unit sales boom in Japan
Unit sales of flat-screen TVs including OLED TVs in Japan increased for the 15th consecutive month in June 2021, according to the Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association (JEITA).
Thursday 22 July 2021
Hero MotoCorp partners with Gogoro to provide BaaS and VaaS
The world's largest motorcycle manufacturer Hero MotoCorp is planning to expand its business into Battery as a Service (BaaS) and Vehicle as a Service (VaaS). According to Money Control's statistics, India-based Hero MotoCorp has 37% market share of India's gas-powered two-wheeler market.
Thursday 22 July 2021
Vietnam tech companies pay double to compete for talent
In 2020, the overall tech industry in Vietnam generated over US$ 120 billion in total sales revenues. As the tech industry grows, the job openings soared to a record one million, mainly from 58,000 companies, including the big corporations, such as Samsung, Foxconn, Intel, Panasonic, and fast-growing local tech firms, like Viettel, FPT, VNPT, and VinGroup.
Wednesday 21 July 2021
Wistron seeks to double autmotive revenue in 2021
Wistron expects revenue from car electronics to double this year. After having partnered up with three Chinese car makers including NIO, Wistron is now looking to gain more tier-1 Japanese OEM partners for new energy cars, according to David Shen, president of Wistron Smart Devices.
Wednesday 21 July 2021
MCU prices to rise through year-end
MCU prices are poised to rise through the end of 2021, due to the impact of a nationwide lockdown in Malaysia and a cutback in support from China-based foundries, according to industry sources.
Wednesday 21 July 2021
Epistar, Sanan to supply mini/microLED chips for Samsung
Taiwan-based LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar and China-based fellow maker Sanan Optoelectronics are expected to become two additional suppliers of mini/microLED chips for Samsung Electronics, with shipments to begin in the second half of 2021, according to industry sources.
Wednesday 21 July 2021
China vendors re-adopt ToF cameras for new flagship handsets
While Apple is expected to have at least its new iPhone Pro series for 2021 feature ToF-based LiDAR scanners, some Android handset vendors including China's Honor are poised to resume adoption of ToF cameras for their new flagship models, according to industry sources.
Wednesday 21 July 2021
Plastic injection molded car parts: Q&A with IKKA chairman Vincent Hu
IKKA Holdings (Cayman), a maker of precision plastic injection molded components, was successfully listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange on May 31, 2021. DIGITIMES recently talked to Vincent Hu, chairman and COO of IKKA, about why the company focuses on plastic injection and how it is going to work more closely with automakers in China, Japan and Southeast Asia.
Wednesday 21 July 2021
Thailand subsidiary is regional hub for Delta Electronics
Delta Electronics (Thailand), the subsidiary of Taiwan-based Delta Electronics, has become the regional business headquarters and manufacturing center in India and Southeast Asia for its parent company.
Wednesday 21 July 2021
Vietnam manufacturing hit hard by pandemic resurgence, says report
Factories in Vietnam's industrial zones, export processing zones and high tech parks are suffering from the worsening COVID-19, as workers are being quarantined to prevent further spreading of the pandemic, according to a report by Vietnam Investment Review (VIR).
Tuesday 20 July 2021
Asia Venturing: Cross-border investments by corporate VCs are key driving force for tech innovation
The first panel talk at Asia Venturing online forum, held on July 16, 2021 by DIGITIMES and Anchor Taiwan, featured the vice pesident and general manager of Business Solutions Group at Qisda Corporation Michael Lee; partner of Japan's MS&AD Ventures Tiffine Wang; and Kickstart Ventures president Minette Navarrette and Kickstart Ventures VP for investments Joan Yao. They spoke about investing in foreign startups, discovering opportunities for the parent company and pumping momentum for young companies to grow and innovate.
Tuesday 20 July 2021
TSMC dossier (9): New frontier of customer relation
Many years ago, a friend of mine in the industry told me a joke about customer relationships in the foundry sector. He said that UMC took good care of customers and would actively matchmake customers for partnership opportunities. SMIC took pride in being a national icon and gave the best service to its fellow Chinese firms. It was not the case for TSMC though. Its customers came from near and far for its leading-edge technology. If the yield rate for a customer's chips was not up to standard, TSMC was not to blame. There must be something wrong with the customer's design or spec because TSMC never made a mistake.
Tuesday 20 July 2021
China MEMS foundry startup boosts monthly output to 70,000 wafers
Semiconductor Manufacturing Electronics (ShaoXing), a China-based MEMS foundry startup formed by Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) and the local government, has managed to boost its monthly production output to 70,000 wafers from 40,000 in November 2020, according to industry sources.
Tuesday 20 July 2021
Vietnam sees production decline due to worsening pandemic, says report
Vietnam's manufacturers saw their production and new orders slip dramatically in June, due to the rising COVID-19 infections locally, according to a report by Vietnam Investment Review (VIR).
Monday 19 July 2021
Mitac sees 52-week lead time for server component deliveries
The server industry is currently seeing a lead time of up to 52 weeks for its component deliveries with lingering shortages, which will not have a chance to improve until 2022, according to Mitac Holding president Billy Ho.