Tuesday 14 September 2021
DDI backend houses to strengthen high-end testing capacity expansions in 2022
Display driver IC backend specialists including Chipbond Technology and ChipMOS Technologies will remain focused on expanding high-end testing capacity in 2022 to satisfy growing...
Friday 6 August 2021
TSMC raises 12-inch foundry quotes for LCD driver ICs
TSMC has notified customers about 15-20% price hikes for its 12-inch wafer fabrication services for vendors of LCD driver ICs starting August, which in turn will prompt the vendors...
Monday 2 August 2021
Taiwan DDI chip suppliers poised to enjoy strong 3Q21
Taiwan-based display driver IC (DDI) suppliers including Fitipower Integrated Technology, FocalTech Systems, Himax Technologies, Novatek Microelectronics, Raydium Semiconductor and...
Tuesday 20 July 2021
Chip orders for 5G smartphones picking up
Most Taiwan-based IC design houses are poised to see their revenues grow at least 10% sequentially in the third quarter of 2021, bolstered by a pick-up in chip orders for 5G smartphones,...
Wednesday 16 June 2021
Taiwan IC design houses upbeat about shipments for 5G phones
Taiwan-based IC design houses are optimistic about their shipments for smartphone applications in the third quarter of 2021, thanks to the upcoming rollouts of new 5G-enabled models,...
Wednesday 9 June 2021
Taiwan IC vendors upbeat about PC, handset chip demand in 2H21
Taiwan-based IC design houses see mixed shipment momentum for different segments in the second half of the year, with PC peripheral chips to sustain strong demand, handset chips to...
Friday 4 June 2021
Brand PC vendors moving to directly place orders with chipmakers
Brand PC vendors, such as HP, have moved to skip usual practice by placing orders directly with IC design houses that usually land orders from ODMs, according to industry sources.
Thursday 3 June 2021
LCD driver IC firms see profits soaring
Most Taiwan-based display driver IC (DDI) suppliers are likely to report handsome earnings for the second quarter of 2021, bolstered by increasing DDI prices amid tight capacity at...
Friday 21 May 2021
Pandemic-driven demand buoying chip suppliers in 2021 and beyond
The ongoing coronavirus-induced stay-at-home activities have continued to spur demand for semiconductor and IC parts in 2021, buoying sales at many Taiwan-based chipmakers, including...
Wednesday 5 May 2021
Driver IC backend capacity utilization unstable
Display driver IC (DDI) backend specialists Chipbond Technology and ChipMOS Technologies have seen unstable capacity utilization for processing small- to medium-size applications...
Wednesday 28 April 2021
Taiwan IC design houses see 1Q21 gross margins hike
Taiwan-based IC design houses particularly those specializing in display driver ICs and MOSFET chips are set to see their gross margins and profitability hike in the first quarter...
Monday 19 April 2021
Acer to acquire stake in display driver IC company
Acer has disclosed plans to acquire a stake in FocalTech Systems, a Taiwan-based display driver IC supplier, for up to NT$1.5 billion (US$53.21 million).
Wednesday 31 March 2021
IC design houses see March revenues surge
Taiwan-based IC design houses, particularly those specializing in smartphone-use chip solutions, are expected to post impressive sales results for March 2021, thanks to robust demand...
Wednesday 17 March 2021
ChipMOS expects double-digit sales growth in 2021
Taiwan's display driver IC (DDI) backend specialist ChipMOS Technologies expects to post a double-digit revenue growth in 2021 with better profits than 2020, driven by robust DDI...
Tuesday 12 January 2021
Probe cards in tight supply for driver ICs
With the supply of display driver ICs (DDI) falling increasingly short of demand, cantilever probe cards needed to process DDI and other midrange logic ICs including NAND controllers...