Bits + chips
Highlights of the day: CXMT reportedly in the crosshairs
DIGITIMES staff

The US is apparently turning the heat up on China's semiconductor industry. China's fledgling memory industry may become the next tagret for US sanctions. The US-China trade war has already sent many Taiwanese companies leaving the world's factory. Taiwanese IC backend service provider SPIL has just sold a subsidiary in China, citing Huawei's woes. Meanwhile, Taiwanese III-V IC firms have reported clear order visibility for 4Q20, thanks to upcoming launches of new smartphones.

Micron eyeing new patent infringement lawsuit against China memory firm: Micron Technology has expressed its concerns to DRAM module manufacturers that chips developed by China-based ChangXin Memory Technologies (CXMT) may violate its patents, according to industry sources.

SPIL sells China subsidiary on Huawei woes: ASE Technology Holding has announced that Siliconware Electronics (Fujian), a wholly-owned subsidiary in China of its member firm Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL), has been recently sold to Shenzhen Hiwin System for CNY966 million (US$142.2 million).

Taiwan III-V IC firms see order visibility for 4Q20 strengthened: GaAs foundry Win Semiconductors and other Taiwan-based III-V semiconductor players are ramping up their output for new smartphones, with order visibility for the fourth quarter strengthened, according to industry sources.

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