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Friday 10 May 2024
Biden set to impose tariffs on China EVs, strategic sectors
President Joe Biden's administration is poised to unveil a sweeping decision on China tariffs as soon as next week, one that's expected to target key strategic sectors while rejecting the across-the-board hikes sought by Donald Trump, people familiar with the matter said.
Friday 10 May 2024
SMIC warns of growing chip pricing competition in China
Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp. expects its average selling price to fall this quarter as chipmakers increase capacity, raising the alarm about growing price competition in the global market.
Friday 10 May 2024
LG set to outperform Samsung in iPad OLED panel shipments
Market research firm DSCC recently stated that for Apple's OLED iPad launched in 2024, LG Display (LGD) is expected to account for over 65% of the panel shipments, ahead of Samsung Display (SDC). Observers in the South Korean industry have raised concerns about Apple issuing rather harsh requirements, suspecting that Apple may be attempting to shift the "responsibility" of weak sales and shipments onto the South Korean panel manufacturers
Friday 10 May 2024
BIS adds 37 Chinese entities to Entity List, highlighting quantum tech concerns
In a recent move aimed at bolstering national security measures, the US Commerce Department's Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) has added 37 People's Republic of China (PRC) entities to the Entity List under the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). What is noteworthy is that quantum technology is specifically mentioned for 22 newly added to the Entity List.
Friday 10 May 2024
Panasonic's battery unit benefits from US subsidy as weak EV demand to impact sales
Panasonic Group reported a record-high net income for the fiscal year ending in March 2024. Its battery business received significant tax credits from the US Inflation Reduction Act (IRA).
Friday 10 May 2024
Rapidus gears up for advanced packaging and chiplet technologies as it races to 2nm production
Japan's semiconductor foundry startup Rapidus, now on a mission to mass produce 2nm chips by 2027, is developing advanced packaging and chiplet technologies, with a particular focus on interposer technology crucial for connecting chips with substrates. However, Rapidus is also tackling the challenge of improving production yield to win more advanced-packaging customers.
Friday 10 May 2024
SMIC surpasses UMC in sales, competition pressures SMIC profit
According to SMIC's financial results, it reported rising sales in the first quarter but saw worsening profits due to intensifying competition in China, particularly in commoditized products like DDI and CIS. SMIC reiterated its commitment to build fabs, with depreciation pressures expected to mount further.
Friday 10 May 2024
US ponders restrictions for China-made connected cars, new tariffs on EVs
The US-China trade relationship will likely exacerbate as the US might take "extreme action" on Chinese-made connected cars. The Biden administration is also considering new tariffs on several sectors China dominates, including EVs.
Friday 10 May 2024
Lam Research to explore India-based suppliers in chipmaking tool ecosystem
Lam Research announced a plan to include India-based suppliers in the global semiconductor equipment ecosystem, the second move by the company in less than a month to develop a chipmaking ecosystem in India.
Friday 10 May 2024
Slow EV demand gives Magna double hit
Magna International's Austrian plant is experiencing a double hit resulting from the sluggish EV demand. An EV startup customer has filed for bankruptcy, and orders from legacy automakers lack a driving force.
Friday 10 May 2024
India sees 8% YoY in smartphone shipments in 1Q24, Vivo emerges as leader for first time
India saw an 8% increase year-on-year in smartphone shipments in the first quarter, fueled by healthy inventory levels and a push toward premium models. Vivo took the lead with an 18% surge in shipments, becoming the top player in India.
Friday 10 May 2024
Speculation arises about Huawei developing Kirin PC chips
Chinese tech conglomerate Huawei has dismissed rumors that it is increasing efforts in PC chip R&D, to launch the Kirin X series PC processor line in 2024.
Thursday 9 May 2024
In light of market recovery, Samsung and LG launch new monitor products targeting gaming and AI
To take advantage of the rebound in the global monitor market in 2024, companies such as Samsung Electronics and LG Electronics are targeting high-performance, gaming, and AI demands by launching new monitor products to accelerate their market penetration.
Thursday 9 May 2024
Tata Elxsi partners with Arm for SDV solutions
According to Tata Elxsi's press release, the company announced a collaboration with Arm to offer advanced solutions on the latest Arm-based chips, which will help Automotive OEMs and tier-1s fast-track their transition to Software-Defined Vehicles (SDVs)
Thursday 9 May 2024
SK Hynix subsidiary in China reportedly to sell 49.9% stock to local business
As a subsidiary of SK Hynix, SK Hynix System IC is reportedly in the process of selling its equity in Wuxi, China. It is anticipated that in the future, SK Hynix System IC Wuxi will still retain a 50.1% equity stake, while Wuxi Industry Development Group (WIDG) will hold 49.9%. Operational control will remain in the hands of South Korean entities.
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