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Monday 28 March 2022
TSMC says production unaffected by COVID lockdown in Shanghai
China has started locking down Shanghai in two phases for mass Covid-19 testing starting today (March 28) amid a resurgence of coronavirus infections. TSMC and other Taiwan-based...
Friday 25 March 2022
Foundries remain aggressive in fab capacity expansions
TSMC, Samsung Electronics, China's SMIC and other foundries are all poised to carry out their aggressive capacity expansion plans, despite heightened macroeconomic uncertainty.
Wednesday 16 March 2022
Accton sees 10% output affected by COVID lockdown in Shenzhen
Network switch specialist Accton Technology has suspended production in Shenzhen to comply with coronavirus lockdown measures in the Chinese city, and expects the event to affect...
Wednesday 16 March 2022
Shenzhen lockdown unlikely to hit chipmakers
Taiwan-based foundries and other chipmakers are unlikely to see major impacts from the COVID-imposed lockdown in Shenzhen and other Chinese cities, as their fabs are moslty in Taiwan,...
Wednesday 16 March 2022
Notebook ODMs turn cautious amid market uncertainty
Macroeconomic uncertainty arising from the Russia-Ukraine war and surging coronavirus cases in China, as well as the ongoing shortages of certain chips and components, has cast a...
Wednesday 16 March 2022
COVID spike in China disrupting handset CIS shipments, sources say
A spike in COVID-19 cases in Hong Kong and other Chinese cities is disrupting handset CMOS image sensor (CIS) shipments, as well as deliveries of related modules and other devices,...
Wednesday 16 March 2022
China carmakers suspend production due to Shenzhen lockdown
The government-imposed weeklong lockdown in Shenzhen, China due to a spike in local COVID-19 cases is disrupting crucial electronics device shipments for automotive electronics, prompting...
Tuesday 15 March 2022
Coronavirus lockdown in Shenzhen and Dongguan disrupting handset supply chain
China's smartphone suppliers are facing another ordeal after Shenzhen and Dongguan authorities announced week-long lockdowns to curb rising COVID-19 infections.
Monday 14 March 2022
Production suspended in Shenzhen amid COVID lockdown
The government of Shenzhen, China has imposed a COVID lockdown of the city for a week until March 20, with manufacturers there forced to suspend production.
Friday 11 March 2022
Taiwan IC design houses focus more on automotive electronics
Taiwan-based IC design houses including display driver IC (DDI) companies, network IC specialist, and suppliers of sensors, audio chips and MEMS microphones have all put increased...
Tuesday 1 March 2022
PMIC, MCU crunch compounded by COVID infections in Suzhou
The shortage of power management ICs (PMIC) and MCUs has been compounded by a recent surge in COVID-19 infections in China's Suzhou that caused many semiconductor firms to temporarily...
Friday 25 February 2022
Microprocessor sales growth to slow in 2022, says IC Insights
Worldwide microprocessor sales grew 14% to a record-high US$102.9 billion in 2021, after climbing 16% in 2020, when COVID-induced lockdowns drove up demand for PCs, large-screen smartphones...
Tuesday 15 February 2022
KYEC reiterates sales outlook for 1Q22
IC testing house King Yuan Electronics (KYEC) has reiterated its revenue guidance for the first quarter of 2022 despite local COVID outbreaks at its production subsidiary in Suzhou,...
Monday 14 February 2022
Notebook shipments to plateau for next 5 years
Global notebook shipments reached 247 million units in 2021, an increase of more than 20% over 2020. The annual growth rate was slightly less than that of 2020, but there was a net...
Friday 11 February 2022
Foundry capacity expansion projects may face delays
The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has caused bottlenecks in labor relations, transport, and logistics operations worldwide, which may lead to delays in foundries' installation of new...