Friday 17 February 2023
Novatek OLED DDIs stand chance of entering Apple supply chain
Display driver IC (DDI) specialist Novatek Microelectronics has entered the final stage of verification for its OLED DDIs at a South Korean panel customer who ships iPhone-use OLEDs,...
Monday 13 February 2023
Himax expects 12-17% sales drop in 1Q23
Display driver IC specialist Himax Technologies expects to post a revenue decline of 12-17% sequentially in the first quarter of 2023, with a gross margin ranging from 28% to 30%...
Wednesday 8 February 2023
March will bring short lead-time orders, says Novatek
Display driver IC (DDI) specialist Novatek Microelectronics anticipates a pull-in of short lead-time orders in March, and is confident that first-quarter revenue will either maintain...
Tuesday 7 February 2023
IDMs keen to launch SiC power chips and modules for EVs
As SIC power chips are increasingly applied to EV inverters, many IDMs are not only expanding production capacity but also keenly launching products and solutions to meet robust market...
Tuesday 17 January 2023
Himax sees 4Q22 revenue beat guidance
Display driver IC specialist Himax Technologies saw its fourth-quarter revenue climb 22.8% sequentially, which came far above its guidance of 4-8% growth.
Thursday 12 January 2023
DDI chip vendors eye increasing demand from OLED notebook sector
Taiwan-based IC suppliers for OLED DDI chips are poised to land increasing orders from the notebook sector in addition to current mainstream applications for handsets, tablets and...
Wednesday 11 January 2023
Novatek 4Q22 revenues beat guidance
Display driver IC specialist Novatek Microelectronics saw its fourth-quarter revenues increase 14.6% sequentially to NT$22.42 billion (US$735.6 million), outpacing the high end of...
Thursday 5 January 2023
DDI inventory correction nears the end?
Display driver IC (DDI) inventory correction may end earlier than other IC segments, according to industry sources.
Wednesday 28 December 2022
DDI prices to bottom out in 1H23
Display driver IC (DDI) prices are expected to bottom out in the first half of 2023 and start recovering, according to industry sources.
Tuesday 13 December 2022
Taiwan firms expanding OLED DDI biz
Taiwan-based display driver IC suppliers including Novatek Microelectronics, Himax Technologies and Raydium Semiconductor are actively expanding their OLED DDI offerings, all eyeing...
Friday 9 December 2022
IC design houses see shipments stall in 4Q22
Most Taiwan IC design houses have seen shipments suffer a freeze in the fourth quarter of the year, and their sales are expected to stay in low gear in the first half of 2023 amid...
Thursday 1 December 2022
DDI packaging materials suppliers land pull-in of short lead-time orders
Display driver IC packaging materials suppliers have recently landed a pull-in of short lead-time orders, which DDI backend firms regard as a short-term phenomenon.
Thursday 24 November 2022
Auto chips still in robust demand with no oversupply concerns
Major automotive chip IDMs including Renesas and Onsemi reportedly have moved to reduce orders placed with testing houses, sparking concerns about whether demand for automotive chips,...
Wednesday 16 November 2022
IC design talent unlikely to be axed despite downturn
With display driver IC (DDI) supplier FocalTech Systems announcing plans to lay off 10-15% of employees and reduce pays for all its senior executives, market concerns are rapidly...
Tuesday 15 November 2022
Most DDI makers downbeat about 4Q22
Display driver IC (DDI) suppliers are mostly pessimistic about sales prospects for fourth-quarter 2022, and their longer-term performance will be determined by their operation fundamentals,...