Out in Front
Thursday 4 January 2024
ASIC developers may have the upper hand amid automotive IC competition
The rising competition in the automotive IC market has discreetly benefited ASIC design services and silicon IP vendors, according to industry sources.
Wednesday 23 August 2023
Power MOSFET and diode makers upbeat about automotive demand
Taiwan-based power MOSFET and diode suppliers are more enthusiastic about demand from the automotive industry than from AI in 2024 and beyond.
Monday 21 August 2023
Semiconductor demand remains weak in 2H23; Nvidia only hope
TSMC has recently disclosed that the inventory adjustment activities of the supply chain are extending to the fourth quarter, and have cut its sales forecast. There are also rumors...
Monday 21 August 2023
DC microgrid on track to thrive in EV charging, says DIGITIMES Research
The adoption and application of DC microgrid is rising. The grid combines renewable energy, energy storage systems and end devices, enhancing energy conversion efficiency. It will...
Monday 21 August 2023
Weekly news roundup: China is 5 generations behind US and other top stories
These are the most-read news stories in the week of August 14-18, 2023 on DIGITIMES Asia website:
Friday 18 August 2023
ASE: auto SiP module increases computing capabilities in smart cockpits
The era of software-defined automobiles is approaching, and while electronic control units (ECUs) are becoming more streamlined, the computing and integration capabilities of the...
Thursday 17 August 2023
Bosch urges Taiwanese government to specify hydrogen policy
Hydrogen economy has become the goal that Bosch will pursue in the following years. Andreas Schmidt, managing director of Bosch Taiwan, said Taiwan still needs more time to mature...
Thursday 17 August 2023
Chinese automakers secure SiC power modules to narrow BYD's lead
Car manufacturers have long been investing in building up their automotive chip supply chain, and the power module sector has been attracting major investment from them. Auto makers...
Thursday 17 August 2023
Wolfspeed expects rising costs amid SiC production expansion
Wolfspeed, one of the leading providers of silicon carbide chips, posed a worsening operating and net loss for the latest quarter. The company expects rising costs due to factory...
Thursday 17 August 2023
Sunplus cautious about near-term prospects
IC design house Sunplus Technology has expressed concerns regarding its business prospects for the remainder of 2023 and the first half of 2024, citing low order visibility.
Thursday 17 August 2023
Taiwanese IC design houses become wary of automotive demand
In contrast to the optimism expressed by global IDMs about automotive IC demand, Taiwan-based IC design companies are more cautious due to recent orders with limited lead times, according...
Thursday 17 August 2023
Nio to produce own autonomous driving chips in 1-2 years, says company executive
Chinese automaker Nio will be able to mass produce its in-house developed autonomous driving (AD) processors within one to two years, according to company hardware Vice President...
Wednesday 16 August 2023
Computing power enabled by Taiwanese electronics companies appeals to international carmakers
TSMC has become a critical supplier for major automakers in the US, Japan and Europe. According to Jerry Wang, chairman of the Automotive Research & Testing Center (ARTC), Taiwan...
Wednesday 16 August 2023
PCB maker Dynamic expects flat or slight revenue growth in 2H23
PCB manufacturer Dynamic Electronics expects to post flat or slight revenue growth in the second half of this year compared to the first, with a higher gross margin thanks to improved...
Wednesday 16 August 2023
SiC to be the new gold in power semiconductors
Despite inventory adjustments in the global semiconductor industry, companies are adjusting or expanding their production to include silicon carbide (SiC) semiconductors, a kind of...
Summary of Tech Supply Chain News!
Global smartphone shipments hit 2023 peak in 4Q23, but decelerate in 1Q24 due to seasonality, says DIGITIMES Research
Meet the analyst: Operating system in AI era will be king, says DIGITIMES Research
Taiwan server industry experiences decline in 2023 revenues and shipments; poised to see growth in 2024, says DIGITIMES Research