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392 news items tagged consumer electronics

  • SMIC raises 2020 capex

    Thursday 14 May 2020
    SMIC+has+sharply+increased+its+capex+budget
    China-based pure-play foundry Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) has revised upward its capex outlook this year to US$4.3 billion, up US$1.1 billion or about 34% from...
  • UMC+saw+April+sales+hit+a+record
    United Microelectronics (UMC) has reported revenues climbed to a record high of NT$15.06 billion (US$504.6 million) in April 2020, while Vanguard International Semiconductor's (VIS)...
  • Tablet+shipments+are+expected+to+pick+up+in+2Q20
    China-based first-tier IC design house Unisoc is eyeing business opportunity in the tablet market sparked by the coronavirus pandemic, according to the company's vice president of...
  • IC+testing+firms+are+receiving+more+outsourcing+orders+from+IDMs
    IDMs in Europe, the US and Japan are keenly moving to farm out their operations, particularly backend IC testing, to Taiwan OSAT firms, thanks to their plants in the regions and in...
  • Backend+firms+say+demand+will+depend+on+the+development+of+pandemic
    Most Taiwan's backend specialists remain uncertain about their business prospects for the third quarter of the year, as whether demand for devices enabling remote working and learning...
  • The+PCB+maker+expects+a+strong+2H20
    PCB maker Dynamic Electronics expects demand to follow seasonal patterns in the second half of 2020, with stable ramp-up in shipments of high-end boards for automotive, server and...
  • Passive+components+makers+expect+strong+results+in+2Q20
    Strong demand for commercial notebooks, servers and other devices enabling work from home has allowed Taiwanese passive components vendors to see clear order visibility for MLCC and...
  • Unisoc+has+received+fresh+investment+from+China%27s+Big+Fund
    China's second-phase national IC industry investment fund (Big Fund) has committed CNY4.5 billion (US$637.16 million) to Unisoc Communications to support the Tsinghua Unigroup's chipmaking...
  • Samsung sees challenges ahead

    Wednesday 29 April 2020
    Samsung%27s+displays+sales+were+weak+in+1Q20
    Samsung Electronics saw its consolidated sales and operating profit for the first quarter of 2020 come within its guidance range, but has warned of a weak second quarter due to the...
  • Flexium+sees+rising+shipments+to+non%2Dhandset+segments
    Flexbile PCB maker Flexium Interconnect expects its shipments of MPI (modified polyimide) high-frequency antenna modules to non-handset segments to ramp up as a new growth driver...
  • UMC+expects+slight+wafer+shipment+and+ASP+increases+in+2Q20
    United Microelectronics (UMC) expects to post a 1-2% shipment increase sequentially in the second quarter, with a 1-2% rise in ASPs.
  • Taiflex+Scientific+president+Zhi%2Dming+Yen+
    High-frequency and high-speed flexible PCBs are emerging as indispensable components for antenna transmission modules for hand-held devices, IoT networking equipment and automotive...
  • Eternal+currently+has+a+quarter+of+visibility+of+orders
    Taiwan-based Eternal Materials currently sees full utilization of its dry-film photoresist production capacity, while that of its paper phenolic copper clad laminate is at between...
  • Audix+enjoys+rising+sales+from+the+manufacturing+business
    Specializing in the distribution, certification and manufacturing of precision components and other electronic parts, Taiwan-based Audix managed to post margin increases in the first...
  • Memory+spot+prices+start+falling
    DRAM and NAND flash prices are facing increasing downward pressure, due to a slump in demand for consumer electronics devices, according to industry sources.
  • The+consumer+electronics+market+is+likely+to+remain+weak+in+3Q20
    Chip demand for PCs and consumer electronics devices may disappoint in the third quarter of 2020 despite the period being a traditional peak season for the two sectors, thanks to...
  • Demand+for+5G+infrastructure+applications+is+expected+to+drive+growth+for+PCB+makers
    Taiwan-based PCB makers are expected to see robust demand for 5G base stations, servers, networking equipment and HPC devices significantly drive up their shipments in 2020 while...
  • TSMC+to+rely+on+HPC+products+for+growth+in+2020
    Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) expects significant sales from the the high performance computing (HPC) sector in 2020, an indication that chip vendors are still...
  • Huawei+will+need+more+support+for+its+5G+deployments
    Taiwan-based IC substrates makers including Unimicron and Na Ya PCB are expected to see their capacities, especially those for ABF substrates, fully booked till fourth-quarter 2020,...
  • Memory+module+makers+are+aware+of+increasing+demand+uncertainty
    Memory module makers have become increasingly uncertain about their outlook for the second quarter despite an influx of short lead-time orders for PCs, and continued strong demand...
  • TSMC+may+cut+its+revenue+and+chip+market+outlook+for+2020
    TSMC has seen 28nm as well as 40/45nm process capacity utilization rates drop, due to a slump in chip demand for automotive and consumer electronics devices, according to sources...
  • Demand+for+PCs+from+users+working+or+studying+from+home+is+increasing
    Quanta Computer has announced consolidated revenues of NT$78.11 billion (US$2.57 billion) for March, up 58.8% on month and 6.2% on year with consolidated revenues for the first three...
  • The+semiconductor+sector+is+expected+to+see+declines+in+2020
    Gartner and IC Insights both in their recent reports revised downward their chip market growth projections this year to slight decreases.
  • Memory+chip
    Samsung Electronics, SK Hynix and Micron Technology now give priority to shipping memory chips and devices for data centers and other server applications, as demand for smartphones...
  • Dynamic+sees+clear+order+visibility+in+2Q20
    PCB maker Dynamic Electronics managed to swing to profitability in 2019 and expects stable shipment growth in the first half of 2020 but remains cautious about its revenue prospects...
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