Tuesday 30 August 2022
Memory demand weak in handset segment, but stable in server
The top-2 China-based smartphone brands are expected to spend at least a quarter to digest their excess inventory, but demand for server memory is expected to remain stable in the...
Tuesday 30 August 2022
Large-size DDI demand remains weak, say IC distributors
Large-size display driver IC (DDI) demand has been lackluster, according to sources at IC distributors, who are uncertain whether demand will pick up in the fourth quarter.
Friday 26 August 2022
VIS, PSMC slow down establishment of new fabs
Pure-play foundries Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) and Powerchip Semiconductor Manufacturing (PSMC) have decided to slow down the establishment of their new fabs, as customers...
Thursday 25 August 2022
Small- to medium-size DDI demand may rebound in 4Q22
Small- and medium-size display driver IC demand will likely rebound in the fourth quarter of 2022, while large-size DDI demand outlook remains gloomy, according to industry sources...
Monday 15 August 2022
Himax expects 35-39% revenue decline in 3Q22
Display driver IC (DDI) specialist Himax Technologies, which saw its revenue decline 24.3% sequentially in the second quarter, expects to post another sequential drop of a larger...
Monday 15 August 2022
FocalTech supplies AMOLED TDDI for new Oppo wearable
Oppo has rolled out its first wearable series featuring LTPO AMOLED display technology, with FocalTech Systems being the exclusive supplier of related AMOLED TDDI chips.
Monday 8 August 2022
Novatek expects sharp declines in 3Q22 sales
Driver IC (DDI) design house Novatek Microelectronics has a bleak outlook for third-quarter 2022 mainly because global demand for TVs, smartphones and notebooks remains weak, according...
Friday 5 August 2022
DDI backend specialists strive to maintain capacity utilization
Display driver IC (DDI) backend specialists are striving to maintain their fab capacity utilization, bracing for a tough second half of 2022, according to industry sources.
Thursday 4 August 2022
DDI suppliers brace for further price cuts
China-based display driver IC suppliers continue to cut their chip prices, putting pressure on fellow Taiwan-based peers to drop their prices further, according to industry sources...
Thursday 28 July 2022
Sluggish Android phone sales dim OLED DDI demand prospects for 2H22
Android smartphone sales are poised to disappoint in the second half of 2022, casting a gloom over OLED display driver IC (DDI) demand prospects for the latter part of this year,...
Friday 22 July 2022
China IC Design Series (8): China LED driver ICs booming
China-based power management IC (PMIC) makers are keen on developing LED driver ICs optimizing mature technology. Chinese LCD driver IC suppliers have caught up with international...
Monday 18 July 2022
PSMC see DDI clients violate long-term contracts
Powerchip Semiconductor Manufacturing (PSMC) has reported contract violations by its display driver IC clients who would rather honor punitive payments than see their inventories...
Monday 18 July 2022
PSMC turns cautious as fabless customers start inventory correction
Powerchip Semiconductor Manufacturing (PSMC) has turned conservative about its business prospects for the rest of 2022, as display driver IC and other fabless chip customers kick...
Friday 15 July 2022
ChipMOS steps up investment in Taiwan
Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) has received an application submitted by ChipMOS Technologies to invest a total of NT$12.5 billion (US$416.7 million) in the backend house's...
Thursday 14 July 2022
Niching expects DDI demand to bottom out in 3Q22
Niching Industrial, a supplier for display driver IC packaging materials, expects related DDI demand to bottom out in the third quarter and likely start picking up in the fourth.