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.
Thursday 14 July 2022
Xiaomi invests in LED driver IC startup
Xiaomi, through its investment arm, has poured nearly CNY2.5 billion (US$371.4 million) into HyAsic Semiconductor to obtain a 4.35% stake in the China-based LED driver IC startup.
Wednesday 13 July 2022
Falling DDI prices to erode suppliers' profitability in 2H22
Display driver IC prices have come under further downward pressure, making it more difficult for chip suppliers to maintain profit growth in the second half of this year, according...
Tuesday 12 July 2022
Backend firms see slowdown in orders for OLED DDI
Taiwan-based backend firms have seen capacity utilization rates for OLED display driver IC (DDI) testing slip recently, according to industry sources, noting that inventory adjustments...
Friday 8 July 2022
Novatek misses 2Q22 sales guidance
Display driver IC specialist Novatek Microelectronics has reported June revenue fell 25.7% sequentially, with total revenue for the second quarter coming below its guidance given...
Tuesday 5 July 2022
IC design houses brace for weak 3Q22
IC design houses are bracing for a particularly weak third-quarter 2022 while also having difficulty negotiating lower foundry quotes, according to industry sources in Taiwan.
Tuesday 28 June 2022
DDI prices to fall further in 2H22
Display driver IC prices are poised to continue their slide in the second half of 2022 amid reducing demand, particularly from the panel sector, according to industry sources.
Monday 27 June 2022
GF, SMIC may bear the brunt of consumer chips demand downturn
With declining chip demand for consumer devices and new capacities gradually coming online, foundry houses could hardly sustain full utilization of their fab capacities, but it is...
Thursday 23 June 2022
Macroblock cautious about LED driver IC sales prospects for 2H22
LED driver IC design house Macroblock has expressed caution about its sales prospects for the second half of 2022 due to excess inventories for general offerings held by its customers,...
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 21 June 2022
Large-size DDI demand unlikely to rebound until end-2022
Large-size display driver ICs (DDI) demand is unlikely to pick up until the end of 2022, as continuous inventory adjustments at clients and production reductions by panel makers are...
Tuesday 21 June 2022
Taiwan foundries to see fab utilization rates stay above 90% in 2H22
TSMC and other major Taiwan-based foundries have been running their fabs at full capacity utilization, but may see their fab utilization rates drop in the third quarter due to cutbacks...
Tuesday 21 June 2022
IC design houses cut wafer starts at foundries for 3Q22
Many IC design houses, particularly those engaged in the consumer electronics sector, have moved to adjust their wafer starts at foundries amid concerns about a potentially weak third...
Friday 17 June 2022
Taiwan DDI suppliers eye OLED DDI orders from Samsung
More Taiwan-based display driver IC suppliers are expected to obtain OLED DDI orders from Samsung Electronics in 2023, as the Korea-based vendor's supply shortfall will worsen, according...
Thursday 16 June 2022
PC-related IC suppliers remain positive about commercial notebook demand
Realtek Semiconductor and other Taiwan-based PC-related chip suppliers are pinning their hopes on commercial notebooks despite growing uncertainty in the overall notebook sales this...
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