Tuesday 31 October 2023
Chinese foundry gearing up for automotive IC boom
Nexchip Semiconductor, a Chinese mature-node IC foundry, has stepped up its deployment in the automotive IC sector with the opening of a new fab in Hefei specializing in manufacturing...
Monday 30 October 2023
Himax, Nexchip team up for automotive display
Himax Technologies has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for collaboration with Nexchip Semiconductor, a Chinese semiconductor foundry, to supply ICs for the automotive display...
Monday 16 October 2023
Himax kicks off mass production of LTDI automotive display solutions for NEVs
Himax Technologies has announced that mass production of its LTDI automotive display solution, HX83180, for the newest NEV models from key manufacturers kicked off in the third quarter...
Thursday 17 August 2023
Taiwanese IC design houses become wary of automotive demand
In contrast to the optimism expressed by global IDMs about automotive IC demand, Taiwan-based IC design companies are more cautious due to recent orders with limited lead times, according...
Monday 14 August 2023
Himax says gross profit rate will improve in Q3 but sales need more time to rebound
Taiwan-based display driver IC company Himax Technologies saw its sales and gross margin decrease in the second quarter of 2023. The company said demand from automotive electronics...
Tuesday 8 August 2023
DDI suppliers uncertain about 2H23 demand prospects
Display driver IC suppliers experienced a surge in short-lead-time orders in the second quarter, but it is uncertain whether this trend will continue into the second half of the year,...
Tuesday 18 July 2023
Automotive DDI demand prospects improving
Automotive display driver IC (DDI) demand has been affected by the instability in the Chinese auto market and significant output cutbacks by automakers in the first half of 2023,...
Wednesday 21 June 2023
Taiwan makers take lead in global automotive DDI market
Taiwanese display driver IC (DDI) companies captured nearly 85% of the global automotive DDI market in 2022, according to the research agency Omdia.
Tuesday 16 May 2023
IC design houses have diverse perspectives on China demand
While smartphone-related IC design houses continue to see sluggish demand from China and are generally bleak about market prospects for the rest of the year, other chip suppliers...
Monday 15 May 2023
Himax sees challenging 2Q23
Dispaly driver IC company Himax Technologies has warned of a challenging second quarter in terms of both sales and gross margin, but believes this will be a short-term phenomenon...
Wednesday 29 March 2023
Solutions to talent shortage in Taiwan highlighted at IC design event
Talent shortage has been a big headache to global semiconductor companies and may push them into a long-term scramble for professionals. How to tackle the issue became a core topic...
Wednesday 29 March 2023
MediaTek chair urges government to focus incentives on talent shortages, tech challenges
MediaTek chairman Tsai Ming-kai urged the Taiwan government to focus its incentives on overcoming challenges such as talent shortages and severe technological competition in the local...
Monday 6 March 2023
Will automotive chips sustain strong long-term demand?
Against stalling chip demand for almost all consumer applications amid an unfavorable macroeconomic environment, automotive chips seem to remain unscathed with stable growth momentum...
Monday 13 February 2023
Himax expects 12-17% sales drop in 1Q23
Display driver IC specialist Himax Technologies expects to post a revenue decline of 12-17% sequentially in the first quarter of 2023, with a gross margin ranging from 28% to 30%...
Tuesday 17 January 2023
Himax sees 4Q22 revenue beat guidance
Display driver IC specialist Himax Technologies saw its fourth-quarter revenue climb 22.8% sequentially, which came far above its guidance of 4-8% growth.
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