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Thursday 11 November 2021
Industry watch: 'I lose interest in the work right after the premiere'
Entrepreneurs love adventures. The destination of a journey is the inception of another. Look at it in another way: Real entrepreneurs never stop innovating. They enjoy the process...
Wednesday 10 November 2021
Highlights of the day: TSMC gearing up in building new capacity
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has been acting keenly in establishing new capacity. TSMC has announced jointly with Sony to...
Wednesday 10 November 2021
Industry watch: The era of market equilibrium is gone
In 2001, the PC-centric industrial structure started to evolve to a new era of mobile communication constituted by PCs, mobile phones and netcom products. The booming manufacturing...
Tuesday 9 November 2021
Highlights of the day: Samsung phasing out low-density DRAM
Samsung is looking to phase out its DDR3 production in two years to focus more on making CMOS image sensors that offer...
Tuesday 9 November 2021
Industry watch: Supply chain disruption redefines value creation
After the subprime mortgage crisis, most people cut back on spending. The gap between supply and demand was small in about 10 years, largely maintaining an equilibrium. It is fair...
Monday 8 November 2021
Highlights of the day: Taiwan stands good chance in EV, says Foxconn chair
Foxconn is bent on breaking the barriers to the carmaking industry. Foxconn chairman Young-Way Liu, speaking at the...
Monday 8 November 2021
Global supply chain in dissolution: Some others to come
North America Taiwanese Engineering & Science Association (NATEA) invited Hon Hai (Foxconn) chairman Young Liu as the guest speaker for the opening of its 30th anniversary of...
Friday 5 November 2021
Highlights of the day: Foundries pushing new strategies to save businesses
With the IT industry changing rather rapidly every day, foundries worldwide have been pushing new strategies in a bid to maintain their competitiveness. Major foundries in Taiwan...
Friday 5 November 2021
Industry watch: Challenges of traditional OEM decision-making models
Under the impact of 5G, COVID-19, EV and US-China trade war, decentralized production mechanism coupled with the local demand of regional markets is to forge new industrial ecosystems...
Thursday 4 November 2021
Highlights of the day: Next-gen iPhone chips likely to use TSMC 4nm process
Apple is expected to take a slower approach to moving its iPhone chips to more advanced manufacturing nodes. The vendor is likely to adopt TSMC 4nm process for its next-generation...
Thursday 4 November 2021
Industry watch: Interdependent industrial ecosystems
We understand that the semiconductor processes upgrade from 90nm to 28nm relies on "copper interconnect" technology. Low dielectric insulators and high dielectric metal gate materials...
Wednesday 3 November 2021
Highlights of the day: VIS mulling 12-inch fab
Expanding 8-inch wafer fabs is now harder than 12-inch ones, and specialty IC foundry VIS is mulling restarting a...
Wednesday 3 November 2021
Industry watch: What role can Taiwan play in semiconductor supply chain revamp?
During a recent radio interview I was asked to comment on the US government's request for customer information from leading semiconductor companies. We are all aware that Americans...
Monday 1 November 2021
Industry watch: China to overtake 70% of the global panel market by 2023
The panel supply chain has seen oversupply with prices falling. In consequence of the waning epidemic, TV sales which could have been boosted by WFH economy can hardly regain momentum...
Friday 29 October 2021
Highlights of the day: DDR4 demand disappointing
DDR4 spot pricing is falling, driven down by disappointing demand from the end market. Now buyers have more bargaining chips in their negotiations with vendors of the memory...