Friday 22 September 2023
Why is South Korean chip design sector lagging behind?
South Korea's competitiveness in the IC design industry is relatively low, trailing behind that of the United States, Taiwan, and even mainland China. Since 2023, most industry players...
Thursday 21 September 2023
Pressured by Huawei's comeback? Qualcomm Shanghai R&D center rumored to face massive layoffs
After Dell's de-Sinicization and Marvell's China team was completely laid off, Qualcomm also couldn't hold on. Reports emerge that a large-scale layoff is planned at Qualcomm's Shanghai...
Monday 18 September 2023
Taiwanese drone makers strive to conquer the global defense market
Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) technology has been a prominent feature at the Taiwan Aerospace and Defence Technology Exhibition (TADTE) 2023. The event gathered leading international...
Friday 15 September 2023
Implications of latest merger between Taiwan and Canadian IC distributors to IC design industry
When the world is de-globalizing, it is the best time for Taiwan to re-connect to the global market. When a Taiwan-based IC distributor is moving toward the European and American...
Tuesday 12 September 2023
Vietnam's journey in the semiconductor industry
Amid the global supply chain realignment, Vietnam has emerged as a new link in the value chain for electronics manufacturing, inspiring some to imagine Vietnam's intention to develop...
Wednesday 30 August 2023
Will PV and LED's boom-and-crash history repeat in SiC semiconductors?
Recent reports from the cross-strait supply chain indicate that a major Chinese new energy vehicle manufacturer had ambitious plans early this year to make significant inroads into...
Tuesday 29 August 2023
Challenges stand for auto semiconductor spec standardization
There remain challenges in trying to standardize automotive semiconductor components.
Friday 25 August 2023
The real reason why China is falling behind as the US' third largest exporter
The cumulative trade statistics from January to May this year released by the US Department of Commerce made the news around the globe in July. Mexico has surpassed China and become...
Thursday 24 August 2023
Standardize automotive semiconductor component specs to maximize wins
Electrical vehicles (EV) and autonomous vehicles (AV) will be the two largest semiconductor applications in the future. However, there is still no unified specification for EV/AV...
Thursday 17 August 2023
Intel foundry ambition hits a rock with Tower acquisition deal falling through
Failing to get approval from Chinese authorities for the US$5.4 billion deal to acquire Tower Semiconductor, Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger had to throw in the towel and call off the plan...
Wednesday 16 August 2023
TSMC may see its US fab struggle for profitability
TSMC's project to build an advanced wafer fab in Arizona may be a financial pitfall, as the Taiwanese pure-play foundry keeps increasing its investment without the US government confirming...
Monday 14 August 2023
Becoming an entrepreneur: insights from industry experts
On July 28th, Friday, at the Company Venture in New York City, the North America Taiwanese Engineering & Science Association...
Friday 21 July 2023
Lisa Su: AI makes the next 10 years much, much more exciting
AMD chair and CEO Lisa Su came to Taiwan this week for business meetings, as well as to receive an honorary doctorate degree from the National Yangming Chiaotung University in Hsinchu...
Wednesday 19 July 2023
Improving Samsung's GAA production yields seen a lengthy and laborious process
From the perspective of foundries, increasing Samsung's yields of GAA (gate-all-around) transistor production would be a lengthy and laborious process that appears to be considerably...