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Monday 27 September 2021
Components plants in China suffering from power cuts
As part of its carbon reduction efforts, China is enforcing varying degrees of power cuts and rationing on industrial users in at least five provinces including Jiangsu and Guangdong, sending manufacturing plants, especially small-and medium-sized ones, cutting output or halting production entirely, according to industry sources.
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Wednesday 22 September 2021
China silicon wafer maker Zingsemi to grow monthly capacity to 1 million by 2025
China-based Zing Semiconductor is expected to see its monthly production for 12-inch silicon wafers ramp up to one million pieces by 2025 from the current level of 250,000, according to company chairman Wei Li.
Wednesday 22 September 2021
IC shortages could defer demand for Chinese-branded handsets
Suppliers said demand from Chinese handset vendors is getting opaque in September, portending possible deferral of peak demand and possible decline in suppliers' revenue for the second half of 2021.
Wednesday 22 September 2021
YMTC ready to volume produce 128-layer QLC NAND flash
China-based Yangtz Memory Technologies (YMTC) has shipped over 300 million 64-layer 3D NAND flash memory chips and is ready to volume produce 128-layer QLC (quad-level cell) NAND, according to the company's chief operating officer Cheng Weihua.
Friday 17 September 2021
China stepping up deployments in homegrown car-use SiC modules
China auto and semiconductor makers are stepping up the development and production of their homegrown SiC chips and modules for EV applications, according to industry sources.
Thursday 16 September 2021
Suppliers kicking off shipments for new AirPods
Component suppliers and assemblers have already kicked off shipments for Apple's new-generation AirPods, but the overall deliveries are proceeding slowly, according to industry sources.
Thursday 16 September 2021
Corning names new president for CDTT
Corning has appointed Andrew Ho as president of Corning Display Technologies Taiwan (CDTT), replacing Daniel Tseng, who has been named president and general manager of Corning Display Technologies China.
Thursday 16 September 2021
LGES likely eyeing LFP battery market by acquiring NEC ES
South Korea's LG Energy Solution (LGES) has acquired NEC Energy Solutions from Japan-based IT company NEC, a move that could expand the end market for its LFP batteries.
Thursday 16 September 2021
China new energy car output, sales in August rise
China-based makers produced 309,000 new energy vehicles and sold 321,000 units in August 2021, both soaring 180% on year, according to China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM).
Tuesday 14 September 2021
Megvii to list on STAR as China-based AI companies continue to suffer losses
Megvii Technology, a China-based artificial intelligence (AI) company, has finally received its notice of admission for listing on the Shanghai Stock Exchange Science and Technology Innovation Board (STAR market). The approval in September 2021 comes after six months of waiting.
Tuesday 14 September 2021
US chip vendors increasingly shift orders from China foundries
US chip vendors have increasingly shifted their orders away from China-based foundries to mitigate potential risks arising from the ongoing trade tensions between the US and China, according to industry sources.
Tuesday 14 September 2021
SMIC to build additional, considerable 28nm and above process capacity
China's Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) will be expanding production capacity for 28nm and above process technologies by 2024, which will considerably boost its overall production capacity, according to industry sources.
Monday 13 September 2021
China Big Fund stepping up investment in homegrown memory sector
More China-based memory makers will receive cash injections from the government, as China's National IC Industry Investment Fund (Big Fund) steps up its investment in the country's homegrown memory sector, according to industry sources.
Wednesday 8 September 2021
Hybrid electric vehicle to be first replacement of ICE car, says BYD
The penetration rate of new energy vehicles (NEV) in China has beat forecast this year, rising from 5% last year to 14% in August 2021. Although the likelihood is high that the penetration rate of EV in China could grow ahead of schedule to 30-35% by 2023, Chinese carmaker BYD said the future for the industry is still unpredictable, given the market's magnitude and rapid evolution, according to many different Chinese news sources.
Wednesday 8 September 2021
Samsung, LG to hire thousands of employees in Vietnam
South Korea's Samsung Electronics is investing US$230 million to build a R&D center in Hanoi, Vietnam, which is expected to start operation in 2022 and hire 2,200-3,000 employees, according to VIR.
Tuesday 7 September 2021
BYD Semiconductor takes major stake in Energen
BYD Semiconductor, a spinoff from China-based carmaker BYD, has acquired a 77.75% stake in Jinan Energen Semiconductor for CNY5 billion (US$774.8 million). Energen makes silicon (Si) and silicon carbide (SiC) power devices.