Friday 29 May 2020
Taiwan analog IC firms to post revenue growth in 2020
Taiwan-based analog IC suppliers, pinpointed as among the beneficiaries of US-China trade tensions, are expected to post impressive revenue results for 2020 despite coronavirus headwinds,...
Monday 27 April 2020
China analog IC startup applies for listing on Shanghai STAR board
China-based 3PEAK, a fabless chipmaker specializing in analog ICs, has applied to be listed on the science and technology innovation board (STAR) of China's Shanghai Stock Exchange...
Thursday 16 April 2020
Intel reclaims top position in semiconductors
Worldwide semiconductor revenue totaled US$419.1 billion in 2019, down 12% from 2018, according to final results by Gartner. Intel regained the top position in the market as the downturn...
Monday 30 March 2020
100 IC wafer fabs closed or repurposed since 2009, says IC Insights
Over the past decade, the IC industry has been paring down its older capacity as manufacturers have consolidated or transitioned to the fab-lite or fabless business models, according...
Friday 27 March 2020
Taiwan fabless chipmakers see unclear order visibility for 2Q20
Taiwan-based IC design houses remain cautious about overall customer demand in the second quarter judging from limited order visibility, according to industry sources.
Tuesday 10 March 2020
Eight-inch foundry delivery lead time extended
Eight-inch wafer fabs' delivery times have extended to more than 12 weeks to reflect their tight capacity, according to sources at Taiwan-based analog IC firms. The lead times were...
Monday 24 February 2020
VIS expects coronavirus impact to be short-lived
Eight-inch foundry Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) has seen clear order visibility through the end of March, with no substantial shifts in customer orders despite the ongoing...
Friday 27 December 2019
China IC capacity on track to expand further in 2020, says Digitimes Research
China's overall IC production capacity will continue to expand in 2020 as both IDMs and foundry houses there have readied expansion plans covering 4-, 6-, 8- and 12-inch wafer fabs...
Wednesday 20 November 2019
Taiwan analog IC firms see orders for fast-charging devices pick up from China
Taiwan-based analog IC specialists have recently seen orders mainly short lead-time ones for fast-charging solutions pick up from China's high-tech industry, which is looking to reduce...
Wednesday 6 November 2019
Taiwan backend firms expanding testing capacities for 5G chipsets
Taiwan's backend specialists ASE Technology, Powertech Technology (PTI), King Yuan Electronics (KYEC) and Sigurd Microelectronics are all moving to ready additional capacities to...
Monday 28 October 2019
Lite-On Semi shareholders OK acquisition by Diodes
Shareholders of Lite-On Semiconductor, a maker of discrete and analog semiconductor devices, have approved an acquisition proposal made by US-based Diodes.
Friday 18 October 2019
MCU maker Holtek releases AI chip solution
Taiwan-based Holtek Semiconductor has developed its first AI chip solution to tap smart living application opportunities and has also launched a spate of new MCU products for automotive,...
Tuesday 8 October 2019
WPG, WT Micro to discontinue sale of TI products
Taiwan-based IC distributors WPG Holdings and WT Microelectronics have disclosed that they will discontinue their Texas Instruments (TI) chip and component offerings starting from...
Tuesday 20 August 2019
China foundry HSMC to push chiplet standard formulation, says CEO Shang-yi Chiang
While Moore's Law is approaching its physical limits, only a few could still afford the expensive game of process shrink. And when the post-Moore's Law era comes, semiconductor firms,...
Friday 2 August 2019
DRAM expected to remain largest IC market despite 38% sales decline, says IC Insights
Despite a 38% sales decline expected this year, the DRAM market is forecast to remain the largest of all IC product categories again in 2019 with sales reaching US$62 billion, down...