Production at one of Micron's fabs in Taiwan was disrupted by a power outage on December 3, but the company has maintained that operation of facilities has returned to normal. But how the Micron prodution disruption may be impacting memory...
Global semiconductor sales grow in October, says SIA
Worldwide sales of semiconductors reached US$39 billion for the month of October 2020, up 6% on year and 3.1% sequentially, according to SIA.
Etron Technology expects to ramp up shipments of its specialty DRAM and reduced-pin-count (RPC) DRAM products in 2021, thanks to a wider range of applications the products will be shipped for.
HannStar Display has revealed that its panel shipments for wearable applications will be affected in the fourth quarter of 2020 by the fact that it has been only able to secure about 70-80% of driver ICs it needs due to tight production capacity at 8-inch foundry houses.
The global semiconductor market is projected to grow by 8.4% in 2021 following a 5.1% increase this year, according to the autumn 2020 forecast of the World Semiconductor Trade Statistics (WSTS).
TSMC may be the clear leader in the pure-play foundry sector, but Samsung is keen on catching up in advanced manufacturing processes. Qualcomm's freshly unveiled Snapdragon 888 will be made using 5nm process at Samsung, which reportedly...
Global semiconductor equipment billings increased 30% on year and 16% sequentially to US$19.4 billion in the third quarter of 2020, according to SEMI.
ASE Technology has reportedly grabbed flip-chip packaging orders for Qualcomm's just-unveiled flagship 5G SoC Snapdragon 888, as well as orders for the new integrated X60 5G modem, according to industry sources.
VIA Labs, a subsidiary of VIA Technologies, will see revenues and earnings continue rising in 2021 thanks to orders for USB 3.0 hub controller chips and other high-speed transmission chips from notebook brands and game console vendors, according to industry sources.
Taiwan's IC design houses are doubling down their efforts developing related ICs for 5G phones, as the global smartphone shipments powered by the 5G technology are set to boom in 2021, according to industry sources.
Samsung Electronics has cut its foundry quotes to attract 5nm chip orders including those for Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 888 processor series, according to industry sources.
Qualcomm unveils Snapdragon 888 5G mobile platform
Qualcomm has introduced its latest flagship Snapdragon 888 5G mobile platform, which it says features innovations in 5G, artificial intelligence (AI), gaming, and camera technologies that will transform premium mobile devices into professional-quality cameras, intelligent personal assistants, and elite...
Vanchip tapping China 5G PA market
China-based Vanchip Technologies, a subsidiary of MediaTek, has begun shipping 5G power amplifiers to Chinese handset vendors such as Realme, having already become the top 4G PA supplier in China, according to industry sources.
TSMC is expected to move its 3nm process to volume production in second-half 2022, but the foundry house reportedly is planning to launch an enhanced version of the 3nm process technology in 2023. Tight foundry supply is sending IC manufacturing...
Flash device controller IC specialist Phison Electronics has disclosed plans to integrate the equity structure of its reinvested companies in China in a move to grow its business in the Chinese market.
Taiwan-based display driver IC (DDI) suppliers have begun to enhance their deployments in the automotive electronics sector, expecting car-use DDI and IVI (in-vehicle infotainment) solutions to serve as the main growth drivers for 2021 and beyond, according to industry sources.
Demand for ICs to stay robust in 2021, say sources
Taiwan-based IC distributors have enjoyed strong sales so far in 2020 thanks to clients' keen inventory preparations and Huawei's brisk short-term orders ahead of its trade ban by the US government, and the momentum is expected to continue in 2021, according to sources from the semiconductor supply...
Display driver IC prices to rise another 10% in 1H21
Prices for display driver ICs and TDDI chips are expected to rise by another 10% in the first half of 2021 after hiking in fourth-quarter 2020, due to tight foundry supply and rising manufacturing costs, according to industry sources.
Sony has recently estimated its CMOS image sensor (CIS) sales for fiscal 2020 (April 2020-March 2021) to fall 11.8% on year compared to a 6.5% decline estimated earlier, due mainly to slackened demand for handset applications as global handset sales are projected to shrink by 10% in 2020, according...
Imagination Technologies has announced the sale of its Ensigma Wi-Fi development operations and Wi-Fi IP tech assets to Nordic Semiconductor, which specializes in low-power wireless communications technology.
Novatek Microelectronics reportedly has signed a deal with Apple that will allow the Taiwan-based IC maker to begin shipping its LCD driver ICs for iPad devices in the second half of 2021, according to industry sources.
Highlights of the day: Global server shipments to grow in 2021 with keener competition among makers
Foxconn reportedly has entered Google' datacenter server supply chain, ready to ship to the client from its plant in the US state of Wisconsin. The latest development is expected to heat up competition among server makers next year. Taiwan-based...
Qualcomm has strengthened its ties with Taiwan's semiconductor sector in the wake of the US-China trade war, resulting in increased orders and strong sales for related supply chain makers in 2020 despite the pandemic-induced impacts, according to industry sources.
ASIC design service and IP provider Faraday Technology has announced its memory compilers based on UMC's 28nm embedded High Voltage (eHV) process technology have been subsequently used by major mobile OLED driver IC customers in multiple project tape-outs.
Toshiba has maintained that it has not reached any "definitive decisions" to sell its two wafer fabs. But even if any of the pure-play foundries manage to buy Toshiba's fabs, the supply of 8-inch wafer fab capacity will remain short of...
Taiwan LCD monitors – 3Q 2020
Taiwan's PC monitor shipments in the third quarter of 2020 grew 6.9% sequentially and 4.1% on year.
Taiwan LCD TVs – 3Q 2020
Taiwan's TV shipments arrived at 8.46 million units in the third quarter of 2020, up 34.7% sequentially and up 11.9% on year.
Taiwan large-size LCD panels – 3Q 2020
Taiwan shipped a total of 71.58 million large-size LCD panels in the third quarter of 2020, up 11.2% sequentially and 20.7%...
Global mobile device shipment forecasts, 2021 and beyond: Smartphones, notebooks and tablets
Notebook and tablet shipments are both expected to increase from a year ago in 2020 due to demand from stay-at-home activities,...
Outbreak impact: China smartphone and AP shipments
The coronavirus outbreak has resulted in labor shortages and shipment disruptions in China's supply chain, but Digitimes Research...
Coronavirus impact special report: Mobile devices
The coronavirus outbreak has disrupted production and weakened consumer confidence, with all ICT sectors bracing for major declines...