Thursday 7 January 2021
Novatek to lead new wave of price hikes for DDI, TDDI chips
Taiwan's leading display driver IC (DDI) vendor Novatek Microelectronics is expected to take the lead to raise its quotes soon to reflect increased foundry costs, which may send its...
Thursday 31 December 2020
Taiwan display driver IC firms remain upbeat about 2021
Taiwan-based display driver IC (DDI) suppliers who have raised quotes by 10-15% to reflect tight supply and rising costs remain upbeat about 2021, as market conditions will still...
Wednesday 23 December 2020
Novatek and other DDI chip suppliers to raise quotes for 1Q21
A number of Taiwan-based LCD driver IC suppliers, including Novatek Microelectronics, have completed talks with downstream clients over raising quotes for their TDDI and DDI chips...
Friday 18 December 2020
Second-tier IC design houses to enjoy profit growth in 4Q20
Tight foundry capacity resulting in insufficient chip supplies and rising chip ASPs already buoyed Taiwan's first-tier fabless chipmakers' profits in the third quarter. Such scenario...
Wednesday 16 December 2020
LCD driver IC suppliers to see gross margin growth
Taiwan-based display driver IC (DDI) suppliers are poised to see their gross margins improve in fourth-quarter 2020 and even in first-quarter 2021 due to rising chip prices.
Wednesday 2 December 2020
Taiwan driver IC vendors zero in on automotive market
Taiwan-based display driver IC (DDI) suppliers have begun to enhance their deployments in the automotive electronics sector, expecting car-use DDI and IVI (in-vehicle infotainment)...
Wednesday 2 December 2020
Display driver IC prices to rise another 10% in 1H21
Prices for display driver ICs and TDDI chips are expected to rise by another 10% in the first half of 2021 after hiking in fourth-quarter 2020, due to tight foundry supply and rising...
Thursday 12 November 2020
FocalTech posts profit hike in 3Q20
Taiwan-based FocalTech Systems, a supplier of touchscreen and LCD driver ICs, has reported net profits hiked over 164.8% sequentially to NT$268 million (US$9.4 million) in the third...
Wednesday 11 November 2020
FocalTech raises TDDI and LCD driver IC prices 10%
FocalTech Systems has raised quotes for its TDDI chips and LCD driver ICs by 10%, and is mulling another double-digit price increase in the first half of 2021, according to industry...
Tuesday 10 November 2020
Driver IC backend firms see clear order visibility through 1H21
Display driver IC backend specialists including Chipbond Technology and ChipMOS Technologies have enjoyed a ramp-up in orders for handset-use TDDI chips, with clear order visibility...
Friday 30 October 2020
FocalTech enjoys strong TDDI chip demand
IC design house FocalTech Systems continues to enjoy robust demand for its TDDI (touch with display driver integration) chip solutions, with shipments set to hike over 100% to 220-230...
Friday 23 October 2020
Shipments of 5G and Wi-Fi 6 chips still booming
Taiwan's IC suppliers still see strong order pull-ins for chips supporting production of 5G phones and Wi-Fi 6 network devices in the fourth quarter of 2020, according to industry...
Monday 19 October 2020
Demand for LCD driver ICs in high gear
Suppliers of LCD driver ICs have seen an influx of rush orders from panel makers in Taiwan and China who are ramping up their output to meet increasing panel demand from the IT and...
Monday 31 August 2020
Chip probing demand for notebook display driver IC remains strong
Backend houses continue to enjoy strong chip probing demand for display driver ICs for use in gaming, educational and other-purpose notebooks, thanks to the rise of the stay-at-home...
Monday 17 August 2020
Egis sees rush orders for handset fingerprint chips
Fingerprint ID chips vendor Egis Technology expects a surge in shipment pull-in from Chinese handset vendors in the third quarter of 2020, but whether this can generate a sequential...