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
IC designers with parent support could better withstand headwinds
Vendors of consumer ICs are struggling against the bleakest-ever market sales, but those affiliated with major business groups or having good supply chain partners would more likely...
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,...
Monday 14 November 2022
DDI supplier FocalTech swings to loss in 3Q22
Display driver IC specialist FocalTech Systems swung to net loss of NT$2.77 billion (US$88.8 million) in the third quarter of 2022 from profits in the prior quarter and a year ago,...
Monday 17 October 2022
Large-size DDIs see slower decline in demand
The decline in demand for large-size display driver IC (DDI) is slowing down along with the fact that demand and prices of LCD panels for TVs, notebooks and desktops are running close...
Monday 29 August 2022
TSMC, UMC to see 22/28nm chips capacity fully loaded till end-year
TSMC and UMC will see full capacity utilization for 22/28nm processes persist at least throughout 2022, as their capacities vacated by some consumer chip clients are soon filled by...
Tuesday 23 August 2022
Tape COF substrate makers conservative about 2H22 prospects
Taiwan's tape COF substrate suppliers JMC Electronics and Chipbond Technology are highly conservative about their business prospects for the second half of 2022 due mainly to sluggish...
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.
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...
Tuesday 2 August 2022
IC design houses brace for longer inventory digestion times
Taiwan-based IC design houses are aware of the longer time it may take to digest inventory, and may have to recognize losses arising from inventory corrections at the end of 2022.
Thursday 7 July 2022
OLED DDI supply remains tight with stable prices in 2H22
OLED display driver ICs (DDI) remains in relatively tight supply with prices expected to stay put in the second half of the year, and suppliers are pinning their hopes on the chip...
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...
Wednesday 27 April 2022
DDI maker FocalTech remains optimistic about 2022 shipments
Taiwan-based FocalTech Systems, a supplier of touchscreen and LCD driver ICs (DDIs), has reiterated its optimistic outlook for overall shipments this year, despite sluggish handset...
Tuesday 12 April 2022
Taiwan DDI makers facing demand uncertainty in 2Q22
Taiwan-based display driver IC suppliers, most of whom have reported brisk sales results for the first quarter of 2022, are bracing for a challenging second quarter amid demand uncertainty,...
Friday 18 March 2022
Backend demand for TV SoCs, large-size DDIs may rebound in 2H22
TV SoC and large-size display driver IC (DDI) packaging demand will have a chance to rebound in the second half of 2022, as the FIFA World Cup 2022 slated for November 21-December...