Monday 4 December 2023
Qisda eyes ASEAN market surge with cutting-edge medical tech
During the 2023 Healthcare Expo Taiwan, Qisda Corporation showcased its grand arsenal of medical technologies and services. Harry Yang, the President of the conglomerate's Medical Devices Products Group, affirmed the company's commitment to propelling diverse medical ventures to new heights through continuous investments and strategic integration within the ASEAN market.
Monday 4 December 2023
Samsung reportedly intends to support TCL CSOT in acquiring LGD's Guangzhou factory
LG Display (LGD)'s LCD business in China continues to incur losses due to the expansion of Chinese competitors. Currently, the utilization rate at LGD's 8.5-gen LCD factory in Guangzhou is only 50%, which has garnered talks about whether or not it will be sold in the future. After the reported acquisition interest from Skyworth ultimately fell through, BOE and TCL CSOT emerged as strong acquisition candidates. It has been reported that Samsung Electronics may be involved as well.
Monday 4 December 2023
India-based HCL Group reportedly eyeing OSAT facility in southern India
The India-based HCL Group is reportedly in talks with the government of Karnataka to set up an OSAT facility in the state, making it another Indian company to venture into the chipmaking business.
Monday 4 December 2023
Dixon aims to be the Foxconn of India with new plant inauguration
Padget Electronics, a subsidiary of India-based Dixon Technologies, inaugurated a large smartphone factory in northern India, making products for Xiaomi, which makes it the first Indian factory to make products for major China-based smartphone brands.
Monday 4 December 2023
No, Porsche doesn't part ways with Apple while embracing Google's built-in
Volkswagen Group has accelerated collaboration between its brands and third-party software developers. One of the cases was Porsche announced at the end of October that it will adopt Google's Android Automotive operating system in its software 1.2 platform.
Monday 4 December 2023
Taiwan-based IC design houses concerned about long-term impact of investment expansion in China
Despite the cyclical downturn in the semiconductor industry, semiconductor companies in China are scaling up their investments and nurturing each other amid a full-blown indigenization wave, putting high pressure on Taiwan-based IC design houses.
Monday 4 December 2023
Weekly news roundup: Semiconductors headed toward strong 2024 and other top stories
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Monday 4 December 2023
India roundup: India may take 10 years to mass-produce 28nm chips and more stories
DIGITIMES Research analyst is cautious about India's ambitious plan to make a breakthrough in chipmaking in five years. Foxconn announced a fresh round of investments to expand manufacturing capacities in India.
Friday 1 December 2023
Apple's Chinese suppliers in Supply Chain Expo to show commitment in China
China, in an attempt to counter the external narrative of "supply chain relocation" and "decoupling," made a significant move by hosting the inaugural China International Supply Chain Expo ("Chain Expo") in Beijing. Several Apple's suppliers attended together to demonstrate Apple's commitment to deepening its roots in China and showcasing the strength of local suppliers.
Friday 1 December 2023
TSMC likely to win it all, with Samsung's 3nm reportedly losing several significant orders
Despite its attempt to catch up with TSMC, Samsung Electronics is rumored to have recently lost several significant orders for its 3nm process. The South Korean industry believes that the gap in semiconductor foundry capabilities between Samsung and TSMC is likely to widen further.
Friday 1 December 2023
Asian factories still under pressure on mixed demand rebound
Key gauges of activity at Asia's factories failed to turn around the bearish sentiment in November, as global demand for goods remained soft and China's faltering economic recovery tempered any optimism.
Friday 1 December 2023
Samsung rumored to boost smartphone and TV production by 10% in 2024
Samsung Electronics anticipates a recovery in the terminal market in 2024 and reportedly plans to increase the production of televisions and smartphones by 10% annually, potentially driving the recovery of markets such as semiconductors, components, and displays.
Friday 1 December 2023
Samsung ramps up 2.5D packaging capacity, eyeing Nvidia AI GPU orders
Samsung Electronics is not only investing actively in the R&D and capacity expansion of high-bandwidth memory (HBM) technology, but also looking to broaden its market reach through customized one-stop services that incorporate 2.5D packaging. Recent media reports indicate Samsung is purchasing 2.5D bonding equipment from Japanese supplier Shinkawa, potentially targeting HBM and packaging orders associated with Nvidia's next-generation GPUs.
Friday 1 December 2023
Nio adds Geely as battery-swapping ecosystem partner
China-based EV company Nio secured a partnership with another traditional carmaker in China. Nio signed a strategic cooperation agreement with Geely Holding on November 29 for battery swapping.
Friday 1 December 2023
Samsung sees decrease in number of countries where it holds top market share
Samsung Electronics' smartphone business faced intense competition worldwide in 2023. It's estimated that there will be a decrease in the number of countries where it holds the top market share compared to 2022. Despite that, it has made gains in places like India and Malaysia.
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