8K TV development gaining momentum
Development of the 8K TV industry has gained momentum recently, highlighted by the releases of an 8K TV chip by Realtek Semiconductor, the Xbox console Project Scarlett by Microsoft, and the world's first 8K OLED TV by LG Electronics, Digitimes Research has observed.
Taiwan MOSFET firms see demand pick up
Taiwan-based MOSFET chip suppliers have seen demand from the PC and notebook segments pick up, with improved order visibility for the second half of 2019, according to industry sources.
Despite the fact that China's smartphone market is shrinking, Taiwan's semiconductor component suppliers still see a silver lining in the horizon as Chinese smartphone vendors are gearing up efforts to develop 5G-enabled models, according to industry sources.
China-based Bitmain Technologies has reportedly placed around US$300 million worth of orders with TSMC for processing 30,000 wafers on 7nm node amid speculated sharp increase in demand for crypto mining ASICs fueled by the recent rebound of Bitcoin prices, but market observers remain skeptical.
Taiwan's supply chain makers in the flat panel industry are likely to benefit from the simmering trade row between Japan and Korea which could upend Samsung Display's monopoly role for the supply of OLED panels to Apple and make BOE Technology a strong contender for the orders from the iPhone vendor,...
The 2019 global electronic systems market will grow 4% to US$1,680 billion, but the worldwide semiconductor market is expected to drop by 12% this year to US$443.8 billion after exceeding the US$500 billion level for the first time in 2018, according to forecasts by IC Insights.
Aspeed delivering new-gen BMC samples
Server management SoC solution provider Aspeed Technology has already delivered to clients new-generation baseboard management controller (BMC) samples for new servers slated for launch in 2020, according to the company.
Tsinghua Unigroup's chipmaking arm Unisoc expects to have its Ivy 510-series 5G solution featured in customers' terminal devices that are slated for launch by the end of 2019.
Highlights of the day: Samsung foundry business sees limited impact fom Japan-Korea trade tensions
The Japan-Korea trade tensions may be hitting Samsung's semiconductor business, but at least its foundry unit should be able to maintain normal operations in the meantime. It has been a bad year for the Korean giant: It has warned that...
Apple has reportedly asked its supply chain partner to supply VCSEL components for use in rear ToF camera lens in its mobile devices to be released in 2020, according to supply chain sources.
Japan's tighter export control on photoresists and two other critical materials used in South Korea's high-tech sector are unlikely to benefit TSMC much given the relatively small scale of Samsung's foundry business. The impact on Samsung's own-brand business will be more substantial, according to...
Highlights of the day: Intel-AMD rivalry intensifying
Intel may have eased its CPU shortages, but competition from its arch rival AMD is intensifying. Both vendors are set to unveil new top-of-the-line desktop processors in October in a new round of battle between the chip vendors. Meanwhile,...
Egistec subject to patent infringement probe in China
Taiwan-based Egis Technology (Egistec), which specializes in the design and development of fingerprint sensors, has been accused by China's Goodix Technology of infringing Goodix' patent concerning optical in-display fingerprint sensor technology.
Intel, AMD to roll out top-end desktop CPUs in October
Intel and AMD are both set to roll out their new top-end desktop processors in October, triggering competition between them in the DIY market segment, according to sources at motherboard makers.
Foxconn is not satisifed with its role as merely the biggest EMS provider in thew world, as its latest deployments have demonstrated its ambitions in building an ecosystem that includes semiconductor and brand businesses. Meanwhile, some...
Foxconn Technology Group, gearing up to build its own semiconductor ecosystem, is expected to activate a new round of acquisition deals to fill up the gaps in its supply chain, according to industry sources.
ASE Technology Holding, King Yuan Electronics (KYEC) and Lingsen Precision Industries are among the Taiwan-based backend houses looking to benefit from robust demand for MEMS sensors for use in a wide range of biometric identification devices.
IC orders from Huawei to resume momentum soon
Huawei's IC orders for its new smartphone models to be released in the second half of 2019 are to pick up again soon thanks to an easing of the US trade ban against the top Chinese smartphone vendor, according to industry sources.
Phison sales stay flat in June
Flash controller IC supplier Phison Electronics has reported revenues of NT$3.344 billion (US$107.72 million) for June, down 0.3% both from a month and a year earlier.
Taiwan's top-3 IC designers MediaTek, Novatek Microelectronics and Realtek Semiconductor are expected to enjoy strong shipment and revenue increases in the third quarter of 2019, as gradual easing of the US-China trade war has prompted clients to place increasing orders for new and mature chipset solutions...
RF (radio frequency) IC designer Rafael Micro expects its revenues for the second half of 2019 to shoot up over 50% from the first half, driven by the growing shipments of 8K TV and STB (set-top box) tuner chips with high unit prices and gross margins, according to industry sources.
MediaTek June revenues rebound above NT$20 billion
Mobile SoC specialist MediaTek saw its June revenues rebound to over NT$20 billion (US$643.1 million).
Mobile device testing and certification service company Sporton International has teamed up with Qualcomm to gain US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) approval for 60GHz Wi-Fi solution based on the IEEE 802.11ay specification, according to the Taiwan-based company.
Cadence tools certified for Samsung 5LPE process
Cadence Design Systems has announced that its digital full flow has achieved certification for the Samsung Foundry 5nm low-power early (5LPE) process with extreme ultraviolet (EUV) lithography technology.
Taiwan handsets – 1Q 2019
Taiwan's handset shipments slipped 39.5% sequentially in the first quarter of 2019, while compared to the same quarter a year...
Already detrimental to Huawei's smartphone business, the US ban will impact the telecom and enterprise equipment market in the long run
With Huawei already stocking up on crucial components, the US Commerce Department's ban will not stop Huawei from providing...
Taiwan LCD monitors – 1Q 2019
Taiwan's PC monitor shipments continued enjoying on-year growth in the first quarter of 2019, rising 5.6%.
Global AIO PC shipment forecast and industry analysis, 2019
Global all-in-one (AIO) PC shipments will continue shrinking in 2019, following 2018's around 2% on-year drop. With issues such...
Global AP demand forecast, 2017-2022
Amid bleak outlook for downstream vendors, uncertainties surrounding the US-China trade tension, factory relocation and exchange...
Global server shipment forecast and industry analysis, 2019
According to Digitimes Research statistics and analyses, Taiwan-based server vendors, including suppliers of motherboards, end...