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Thursday 5 August 2021
Highlights of the day: Foxconn buys 6-inch fab from Macronix
Macronix and Foxconn have signed an agreement for the memory maker to sell a 6-inch wafer fab to the EMS giant, enhancing...
Thursday 5 August 2021
Views from Taiwan (8): MediaTek becomes largest supplier of handset APs to Samsung
According to DIGITIMES Research analyst Stella Weng's study, MediaTek's application processors (AP) were used in only 8% of Samsung's handsets in 2019, but the proportion shot up...
Wednesday 4 August 2021
Highlights of the day: Foundry quotes continue rising
Strong demand and short supply are sending semiconductor foundry quotes up. Taiwan's 8-inch and 12-inch foundry quotes...
Wednesday 4 August 2021
Views from Taiwan (7): India to cash in on China's setbacks?
As the second largest handset market next to China, India sees its suppliers mainly carrying Chinese brands. Is India facing a fundamental change in market structure? Smartphone brands...
Tuesday 3 August 2021
Highlights of the day: Notebook shipments to see weak growth in 3Q21
Global notebook shipments wee weaker than expected in second-quarter 2021, thanks to components shortages. Global notebook...
Tuesday 3 August 2021
Views from Taiwan (6): China's smartphone industry is reshuffling
Is there any way out for Huawei, which has been cornered by the US government? It used to be able to ship 200 million handsets a year, and it remains to be seen whether it can make...
Monday 2 August 2021
Highlights of the day: Apple to adopt more IPD chips
Apple is expected to adopt more integrated passive devices for its new products, boosting businesses at its manufacturing...
Monday 2 August 2021
Views from Taiwan (5): Who is the top dog to hit a big time for 5G handsets?
Following the 5G commercial launch, 5G handsets have experienced a surge in shipments since 2020, and China is the foremost market in terms of volume, keeping other countries at ba...
Friday 30 July 2021
Highlights of the day: Intel keen to regain foundry leadership
Intel has made aggressive moves trying to retake leadership in the foundry sector. If it is able to meet its schedule of technology advancements, Intel...
Friday 30 July 2021
Views from Taiwan (4): Global handset market outlook
The tide of working from home has dramatically boosted the PC industry. The notebook industry has experienced rebounds from their past moderate years. Handset vendors instead seem...
Thursday 29 July 2021
Highlights of the day: EV market approaching sweet spot
EV development is fast acclerating. Jack Cheng, CEO of the Foxconn-led MIH Alliance, an open platofrm for EV development,...
Thursday 29 July 2021
Views from Taiwan (3): Acer, Asus ride high on record notebook sales
Given the ballpark yearly volume of about 200 million units for the notebook market, estimated worldwide shipment of 238 million units in 2021 outperforming 2020 by 19% is a rarely...
Wednesday 28 July 2021
Highlights of the day: Foxconn ups semi investment
Foxconn is stepping up its effort in the semiconductor industry and began installing equipment for packaging high-end...
Wednesday 28 July 2021
Views from Taiwan (2): Let the notebook speak
Some 38% of semiconductor market share is contributed by computing products, and around 32% from communication products. Notebooks, desktops and servers are major categories of computing...
Tuesday 27 July 2021
Highlights of the day: TI reportedly still sees strong orders
Texas Instrutments has given a less optimistic outlook for the third quarter of 2021, but industry sources have claimed that TI...