Wednesday 4 October 2023
Taiwan IC design houses to grab more market share in consumer sector
Taiwanese IC design firms are expected to increase their market share in consumer applications, as their European and American counterparts continue to withdraw from markets such...
Wednesday 30 August 2023
OSAT supply chain sees increasing self-developed auto and consumer IC orders from China
The trend of self-developed chips in China did not cease along with the fall of Oppo's IC designing subsidiary Zeku earlier in 2023. OSAT firms in Taiwan and China continue to witness...
Tuesday 4 July 2023
Consumer IC order pull-in momentum likely to slow in 2H23
IC design houses experienced an uptick in orders for consumer electronics devices prior to the mid-year 618 shopping festival in China, but the order pull-in momentum may decelerate...
Wednesday 2 November 2022
First-tier backend houses see falling capacity utilization rates
ASE Technology and other first-tier IC backend houses have seen their fab capacity utilization rates start loosening, as fabless clients have also begun to ask them to defer order...
Friday 7 October 2022
First-tier IDMs believe new capacity may not be sufficient
Some consumer IC designers are concerned about possible competition from IDMs in Europe and the US, who they fear could be forced to join the supply of consumer chips to boost the...
Monday 4 July 2022
Consumer IC packaging demand unlikely to rebound till 1Q23
Packaging demand for consumer electronics ICs including commodity MCUs, MOSFETs, lower-end logic ICs and power management ICs (PMICs) has contracted significantly amid lackluster...
Wednesday 22 June 2022
Second-tier OSATs see uncertainty in order visibility for 2H22
Unlike ASE Technology and other first-tier OSATs who still see robust order momentum from their IDM customers, smaller-size players including Greatek Electronics, Lingsen Precision...
Tuesday 24 May 2022
Chiplet processing demand on the rise
While their consumer IC packaging business continues to slow down, Taiwan OSATs have received increasing inquiries about chiplet manufacturing solutions from clients in the US, China...
Tuesday 26 April 2022
Consumer IC firms cautious about 2H22 demand prospects
Consumer MCU and other chip suppliers have become less aggressive in seeking more available foundry capacities for 2022 as they are cautious about the demand prospects for the second...
Tuesday 26 October 2021
Holtek says no plan to raise prices for MCUs
Holtek Semiconductor has no plans to raise its MCU and other consumer IC prices despite foundry costs continuing to rise, as Chinese peers are striving to win more orders for small...
Thursday 14 October 2021
Uneven inventories across chipmakers still persist, say IC distributors
Uneven inventories across chipmakers will continue to challenge device vendors and OEMs in the fourth quarter of 2021, despite uncertainty emerging in demand visibility, according...
Monday 19 April 2021
Fabless chipmakers diversify foundry suppliers
Taiwan-based IC design houses including MediaTek, Elan Microelectronics and Realtek Semiconductor have moved to diversify their foundry partners amid tight capacity at many pure-play...
Wednesday 17 March 2021
Taiwan MCU firms to see revenue growth starting March
With seasonality boosting end-market demand, Taiwan-based MCU and other consumer IC suppliers are poised to see revenues increase starting March, according to industry sources.
Thursday 18 February 2021
Packaging quotes for MCU and other consumer ICs set to rise
Packaging specialists, such as Greatek Electronics, plan to raise their quotes for MCU and other consumer IC products in the second quarter to reflect their tight capacities, according...
Thursday 17 October 2019
Rohm sees opportunities in supply chain transformation
Japan IDM Rohm Semiconductor will strengthen sales of power components for industrial and automotive applications in Taiwan through local distribution agents, seeing opportunities...