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Friday 12 June 2020
US trade ban on Huawei may cast shadow over 2H20 IC market, says Chang Wah
New US trade sanctions against Huawei will bring "uncontrollable variables" to the IC market in the second half of 2020, according to Canon Huang, chairman and president for IC packaging...
Thursday 11 June 2020
COF substrate maker JMC uncertain about 3Q20
Chip-on-film (COF) substrate supplier JMC Electronics has expressed uncertainty about its outlook for the third quarter of 2020 due mainly to fluctuations in demand, according to...
Thursday 11 June 2020
FTDDI chip demand set to boom in 2021
Demand for next-generation fingerprint, touch, display driver integrated (FTDDI) chip solutions is set to boom in 2021 thanks to their growing adoption in mid-range and entry-level...
Thursday 28 May 2020
Backend material distributors warn of demand slowdown
IC fabrication and backend materials distributors are expected to face a slowdown in shipments starting third-quarter 2020 at the earliest due mainly to impacts of the coronavirus...
Monday 11 May 2020
Chang Wah to invest in Chipbond
Taiwan-based Chang Wah Electromaterials, a distributor of packaging materials and equipment, has announced plans to invest in COF packaging specialist Chipbond Technology seeking...
Tuesday 31 March 2020
Driver IC backend houses land rush orders for notebooks, tablets
Taiwan-based driver IC backend specialists have landed short lead-time orders for business notebooks and tablets that will be used mostly to support remote working and studying needs,...
Wednesday 26 February 2020
Demand for 8-inch wafer fabrication services stays robust
The supply of 8-inch wafer fabrication services remains tight, due to robust demand for fingerprint-on-display (FoD) solutions, CMOS image sensors and power management ICs, according...
Thursday 13 February 2020
III-V semiconductor makers gearing up for new iPhone production
Taiwan-based compound semiconductor components makers are gearing up to fulfill shipments of PA (power amplifier), RF (radio frequency) and VCSEl devices for a new iPhone model, tentatively...
Wednesday 11 December 2019
Zhen Ding to build capacity for SiP, AiP substrates
Taiwan-based PCB specialist Zhen Ding Technology has decided to enforce a capital increment of US$50 million at its second IC substrate subsidiary to build new capacity for advanced...
Thursday 28 November 2019
COF substrate maker JMC seeing slowdown in orders for large-size display applications
Chip-on-film (COF) substrate supplier JMC Electronics has seen orders for large-size display driver IC packaging slow down in the fourth quarter of 2019, for which the company is...
Thursday 3 October 2019
Flexible board makers see potential in mini LED backlighting
With Apple reportedly looking to incorporate mini LED display technology into its iPad and MacBook product lines between second-half 2020 and first-half 2021, Taiwan-based flexible...
Thursday 3 October 2019
COF tech to gain ground in integrating handset TDDI, fingerprint ID chips in 2020
Taiwan's COF (chip on film) supply chain is poised to embrace a prosperous year in 2020, as new COF solutions are expected to be massively applied to integrate optical in-display...
Monday 30 September 2019
Optical fingerprint sensors shipments to ramp up in 1Q20
Taiwan's IC designers are set to ramp up shipments of diverse optical in-display fingerprint sensors for smartphone application starting in the first quarter of 2020, and backend...
Thursday 12 September 2019
Taiwan backend firms eyeing stable demand for new iPhones
Taiwan-based backend houses including KYEC and Chipbond expect to see stable growth in demand for baseband chips and LCD driver ICs for Apple iPhone.
Tuesday 3 September 2019
COF packaging demand for OLED DDI chips to grow sharply in 2020
COF substrate makers and related packaging houses are expected to operate at full capacity through the end of 2019 on robust demand from smartphone vendors, and their revenues may...
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