Friday 12 April 2024
SK Hynix said to mass produce 10nm 1c DRAM in 3Q24, ahead of Samsung
SK Hynix reportedly is slated to start mass production of the sixth-generation 10nm 1c DRAM in the third quarter of 2024, ahead of Samsung's schedule, drawing significant attention from the industry.
Friday 12 April 2024
China-based suppliers expected to flood the ultra-large-sized LCD panel market, threatening South Korean makers
Ultra large-sized LCD panel shipments are expected to surge in 2024, driven by China-based suppliers, which may lead to a price war in the market, threatening LG Display, the sole LCD panel major based in South Korea.
Friday 12 April 2024
EV parts driving revenue growth for Taiwanese suppliers
Taiwan-based automotive suppliers have seen their years-long efforts in EV components bear fruit.
Friday 12 April 2024
Samsung faces first large-scale strike in history amid intensifying global competition
Samsung Electronics is caught in the history of the first collective strike crisis in South Korea amidst intensifying global semiconductor competition. Samsung's five labor unions, should they eventually choose to go on strike, will become Samsung's first largest collective action in the 55 years since its founding.
Friday 12 April 2024
US and Japan forge clean energy alliance amid global summit
In a landmark bilateral summit, the United States and Japan have solidified a groundbreaking partnership to spearhead the global transition towards clean energy. As reported by Nikkei, Reuters, and Bloomberg Magazine, the high-level meeting, held on April 10, 2024, in Washington, marks a pivotal moment in international efforts to combat climate change and ensure energy security.
Friday 12 April 2024
Chinese storage startup targets enterprise server apps
HippStor Technology, a Chinese memory and storage startup, plans to mass-produce DDR5 RDIMMs in the second quarter of 2024 in response to data center upgrade requests.
Friday 12 April 2024
China's JCET confirms advanced packaging capability for chips below 5nm
Advanced chip manufacturing and advanced packaging have now become the focus of attention in China. SMIC already confirmed that it had adopted deep ultraviolet (DUV) lithography machines to produce N+1 process (similar to 7nm process) chips in limited quantities at the end of 2020.
Friday 12 April 2024
Tokyo Electron to nearly double R&D expenditures over five years
Tokyo Electron plans to ramp up its R&D spending over five years. This move comes as cutting-edge chip manufacturing tools become increasingly vital for the development of next-generation semiconductors and as competitors strive to close the gap in the industry.
Friday 12 April 2024
Intel goal to have half of global advanced chip production in the US and Europe...depends on Asia
As the US seeks to increase its share of production capacity, inviting Asian companies to invest and expand in the US, shifting new wafer fab projects from the Asian continent to the American continent is crucial for boosting US production capacity.
Thursday 11 April 2024
Biden and Kishida enlist Amazon, Nvidia to fund AI research
President Joe Biden and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida have enlisted Inc. and Nvidia Corp. to fund a new joint artificial intelligence research program, as the two nations look to improve collaboration around the quickly emerging technology.
Thursday 11 April 2024
China-based mobile phone brands scale back in India amid intensified scrutiny
Dixon announced the acquisition of a controlling interest in the Indian subsidiary of Transsion Holdings, a China-based company.
Thursday 11 April 2024
China's home appliance giant scales EV capabilities as agreement with Nio secured
Chinese home appliance manufacturer Midea Group signed a strategic partnership with EV company Nio to develop EV components and other technology.
Thursday 11 April 2024
Choosing the lesser of two evils: EU's probes on Chinese EV, solar panels
Following an anti-subsidy investigation on China-made EVs launched in 2023, the European Union is reportedly considering resuming the anti-dumping and anti-subsidy probes on Chinese photovoltaic (PV) panels.
Thursday 11 April 2024
ASML to turn a new page as Co-Presidents pass the baton
Coinciding with ASML's 40th anniversary, Martin van den Brink and Peter Wennink, Co-Presidents of Dutch semiconductor equipment manufacturer ASML, are set to retire in the spring of 2024. Their departure marks the end of an era and a remarkable chapter in ASML's corporate history.
Thursday 11 April 2024
What is behind SK Group's reported decision to merge its battery, lubricant arms?
SK Group is reportedly planning to merge its battery company, SK On, and lubricant subsidiary, SK Enmove, to proceed with turning SK On into a publicly traded business. The news came after SK Group said it might delay the battery arm's initial public offering (IPO).
Wednesday 10 April 2024
Microsoft to invest US$2.9 billion to boost AI, Cloud in Japan
Microsoft Corp. will invest $2.9 billion over the next two years to boost its hyperscale cloud computing and artificial intelligence infrastructure in Japan, marking its biggest investment in the country.
Summary of Tech Supply Chain News!
Global smartphone shipments hit 2023 peak in 4Q23, but decelerate in 1Q24 due to seasonality, says DIGITIMES Research
Meet the analyst: Operating system in AI era will be king, says DIGITIMES Research
Taiwan server industry experiences decline in 2023 revenues and shipments; poised to see growth in 2024, says DIGITIMES Research