Tuesday 19 December 2023
Taiwan MCU suppliers slow wafer starts
Taiwan-based MCU vendors have cut wafer starts at foundries since the fourth quarter of 2023, awaiting a recovery in demand for consumer electronics products, according to industry...
Thursday 28 September 2023
Taiwan MCU firms strive to maintain gross margins in 2H23
Taiwanese microcontroller unit (MCU) vendors are striving to maintain consistent gross margins in the face of strong price competition from Chinese counterparts in the second half...
Wednesday 2 August 2023
Holtek expects gross margin to hit year's low in 4Q23
Microcontroller unit (MCU) specialist Holtek Semiconductor expects its gross margin to slip below 45% in the third quarter and hit its lowest level for 2023 in the fourth quarter.
Wednesday 17 May 2023
Taiwan MCU suppliers brace for price war triggered by Chinese peers
Due to the low demand for consumer electronics, price competition among China-based MCU suppliers is becoming increasingly fierce, according to industry sources in Taiwan. Taiwan-based...
Thursday 27 April 2023
China MCU industry may face major reshuffle
Chinese microcontroller unit (MCU) suppliers are currently offering prices that are more than 30% lower than larger foreign competitors due to sluggish market demand. Second- and...
Wednesday 26 April 2023
Backend demand for 8-bit MCUs to stay weak through year-end
Backend demand for 8-bit microcontroller units (MCU) will stay weak through the end of the year, while demand for 32-bit MCUs, as well as industrial and automotive MCUs, will remain...
Friday 17 March 2023
TI promotes 32-bit general-purpose MCUs for edge AI
Texas Instruments (TI) is touting its new 32-bit general-purpose microcontroller unit (MCU) lineup, which can be used in edge AI designs.
Friday 2 December 2022
China steps up 32-bit MCU development
China-based MCU suppliers have stepped up the development of their 32-bit offerings while further cutting prices for commercial MCUs to offload excess inventories, according to industry...
Wednesday 9 November 2022
Generalplus sees 32-bit MCU shipments continue rising
Generalplus Technology continues to see its 32-bit MCU shipments ramp up despite a slowdown in shipments of its consumer MCU offerings, according to the fabless chipmaker.
Friday 6 May 2022
Non-consumer 32-bit MCU demand strengthening
Taiwan-based MCU suppliers have seen a gradual pick-up in 32-bit MCU demand for gaming applications since the second quarter, and are optimistic about the overall 32-bit demand for...
Tuesday 26 April 2022
China consumer MCU distributors cutting prices to offload inventory
China-based IC distributors are cutting their prices for consumer MCUs to offload excess inventory, according to industry sources.
Wednesday 13 April 2022
Lead times for automotive and industrial MCUs from IDMs still long
Delivery lead times for automotive and industrial MCUs from international IDMs are still long reaching at least 30 weeks or even more than one year, while Taiwan makers are gearing...
Monday 14 February 2022
Holtek lands big orders for 32-bit MCUs for optical transceiver modules
Taiwan's MCU supplier Holtek Semiconductor has landed big orders from a leading US networking client for two million 32-bit MCU chips for use in optical transceiver modules, and is...
Thursday 27 January 2022
Holtek to significantly scale up 32-bit MCU chip output starting 4Q22
Holtek Semiconductor expects to significantly scale up its 32-bit MCU chip output starting in the fourth quarter of 2022, thanks to long-term capacity supply contracts with foundry...
Friday 5 February 2021
Top-10 IC growth categories to enjoy 2021
Each of the top-10 growing IC product categories tracked by IC Insights is expected to see a double-digit increase in sales, but only the top-five segments are forecast to grow faster...