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...
Friday 10 June 2022
Novatek remains upbeat about OLED DDI demand
Despite concerns that the OLED display driver IC (DDI) market may be hit by disappointing smartphone sales, Novatek Microelectronics vice chairman Steve Wang said the company remains...
Thursday 9 June 2022
Novatek steps up product diversification
Display driver IC specialist Novatek Microelectronics has stepped up its product diversification efforts, looking to expand beyond its core DDI business, according to company vice...
Wednesday 1 June 2022
DDI suppliers to place more orders with 12-inch foundries
Display driver IC suppliers have made slight adjustments in their wafer sourcing strategies between the end of 2022 and 2023 by placing more orders with 12-inch foundries, according...
Tuesday 31 May 2022
Raydium sees promising demand for OLED displays
Display driver IC supplier Raydium Semiconductor has expressed optimism about demand for its OLED DDI chips, which will be increasingly adopted in handsets and other devices.
Thursday 26 May 2022
Taiwan pure-play foundries on track to post record revenues in 2022
TSMC, United Microelectronics (UMC), and Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) are all on track to see their revenues hit record highs in the second quarter and all of 2022,...
Wednesday 25 May 2022
EIH works with Himax to develop e-paper driver IC solution
Electronic paper (e-paper) maker E Ink Holdings (EIH) has cooperated with display image processing IC design house Hiamx Technologies to develop an e-paper-use driver IC solution...
Friday 20 May 2022
IC design houses bracing for cutback in orders from China handset brands
Taiwan-based IC design houses particularly LCD driver IC firms continue to see their China-based handset clients decelerate their pace of orders, bracing for a potential cutback in...
Thursday 19 May 2022
Macroblock expects 2-digit sales growth in 2Q22
LED driver IC design house Macroblock expects to post a double-digit sequential revenue increase with high gross margin in the second quarter of 2022, driven by robust demand for...
Tuesday 17 May 2022
DDI prices under strengthening downward pressure
LCD display driver IC (DDI) prices, particularly those for handsets, are poised to fall further in the second quarter of 2022, and even handset-use OLED DDI prices are likely to fall...
Friday 13 May 2022
Himax expects revenue drop in 2Q22
Display driver IC (DDI) specialist Himax Technologies expects to post a 16-20% sequential decline in second-quarter revenue, with gross margin ranging from 43% to 45%.
Tuesday 10 May 2022
DDI makers to see 3Q22 shipments boosted by car, specialty applications
Display driver IC (DDI) demand for handsets and other consumer devices has been sluggish and market prospects remain uncertain for the third quarter, prompting DDI makers to switch...
Monday 9 May 2022
Novatek lowers sales outlook for 2Q22 as consumer demand weakens
Taiwan's leading display driver IC (DDI) supplier Novatek Microelectronics has estimated its second-quarter 2022 revenues, gross margins and net profits to slightly fall sequentially...