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Friday 13 May 2022
Himax expects revenue drop in 2Q22
Display driver IC (DDI) specialist Himax Technologies expects to post a 16-20% sequential decline in second-quarter revenue, with gross margin ranging from 43% to 45%.
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Thursday 5 May 2022
Foundational security key to automotive applications
The rising demand for automotive applications has compelled Arm to recognize the need for novel architectures for protecting automotive IC security, said Simon Teng, senior director of the company's automotive partnership in the APAC region.
Friday 29 April 2022
BYD adopts Journey 5 self-driving processor from Horizon
BYD and Horizon Robotics recently announced a partnership involving Horizon's latest high-performance processor Journey 5 for autonomous driving. BYD said it will utilize the car chip in some of its cars as early as mid-2023.
Friday 29 April 2022
Korean 8-inch wafer fabs enjoy robust growths
South Korea's contract chipmakers SK Hynix System IC and DB HiTek last year reported robust profit growths, as 8-inch fab capacity, once neglected a few years ago, has come back to the mainstream, according to media reports.
Friday 29 April 2022
OSAT ASE upbeat about demand for automotive, HPC and network ICs
Taiwan-based OSAT ASE Technology expects demand for automotive, HPC and network ICs to stay robust and buoy further its sales performance in the second quarter and the second half of 2022.
Thursday 28 April 2022
Korea looks to future cars for restoring IC design
South Korea's industry is calling for more efforts to nurture IC designers amid the rising demand for automotive chips. It is believed that small-scaled IC designers will be able to gain an upper hand in the future car market.
Wednesday 27 April 2022
Denso, USJC team up for automotive power semiconductors
Denso and United Semiconductor Japan (USJC), a subsidiary of Taiwan-based United Microelectronics (UMC), have announced they will partner to manufacture automotive power semiconductors.
Wednesday 27 April 2022
Pure-play foundries see automotive chip orders continue ramping up
Taiwan-based pure-play foundries continue to see orders for automotive semiconductors ramp up while stepping up their capacity expansion pace, according to industry sources.
Tuesday 26 April 2022
MediaTek, Realtek eyeing bigger presence in high-end network IC market
With US-based network IC vendors putting increased focus on automotive applications, Taiwan's MediaTek and Realtek Semiconductor are both expected to grow their presence in the non-automotive high-end segment, according to industry sources.
Friday 22 April 2022
Shuen Der Industry, Jih lin Technology benefit from Tesla's growing demand
As Tesla aims to produce 1.5 million electric vehicles in 2022, hiking 60% on year, its demand for highly customized Si-based IGBT modules and SiC-based power modules supplied by international IDMs (integrated device manufacturers) will greatly increase and, in turn, Taiwan-based lead frame makers Shuen Der Industry (SDI) and Jih Lin Technology will benefit because they are supply chain makers for these IDMs, according to industry sources.
Thursday 21 April 2022
Chip shortage a major challenge for automakers in 2022
The ongoing Russia-Ukraine war has worsened the global automotive chip shortage and sparked a surge in oil and battery material prices, and it will remain a variable in the global development of electric vehicles (EVs) in 2022, according to industry sources.
Wednesday 20 April 2022
Auto suppliers urge Shanghai to reopen customs
If Shanghai does not reopen customs for imported products, its approval for 666 core businesses to resume production may be in vain for automakers, according to industry sources.
Wednesday 20 April 2022
China steps up car-grade MCU production
China-based suppliers of microcontroller units (MCUs) are gearing up for the auto industry, as car-grade chips remain in short supply, according to industry sources.
Tuesday 19 April 2022
Autonomous driving industry taking shape in Taiwan
Taiwan's Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) has extended funding for projects developing self-driving technology.
Monday 18 April 2022
Taiwan unlocks potential to develop smart cockpit tech
Vehicle-connected cameras, sensors, and mmWave radars will enhance driving/riding experiences in the future. As electric vehicle (EV) gains popularity, the seating space will enlarge and more interactive mobility services will be provided in vehicles on larger screens with higher resolution, according to AU Optronics (AUO) R&D manager Chen Yu-chi.
Monday 18 April 2022
Automotive, industrial network chips boom in 2022
IC distributors have stressed product portfolio adjustments, dynamic management, and risk diversification are all important strategies for major manufacturers in 2022 as demand weakens in the consumer electronics sector.