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.