Monday 16 January 2023
Price war among DDI makers rages on, denting gross margins
A price reduction spree is intensifying among Taiwan's display driver ICs (DDI) suppliers as they are moving to accelerate inventory destocking by offering relatively preferential...
Thursday 5 January 2023
Taiwan IC design houses to highlight AIoT, image recognition solutions at CES 2023
Despite lackluster consumer market outlook, Taiwan's IC design houses are taking advantage of the global pandemic slowdown to showcase their latest technologies at CES 2023, focusing...
Wednesday 28 December 2022
Novatek, Himax team up for AI chips
Himax Technologies has announced it is teaming up with fellow display driver IC company Novatek Microelectronics to develop pre-roll AI solutions for battery-operated surveillance...
Thursday 22 December 2022
IC-design houses see brisk order visibility for automotive chips
Taiwan-based IC-design houses continue to see clear order visibility for automotive chips although prospects for other chips for mass-market applications remain dull.
Tuesday 13 December 2022
Taiwan firms expanding OLED DDI biz
Taiwan-based display driver IC suppliers including Novatek Microelectronics, Himax Technologies and Raydium Semiconductor are actively expanding their OLED DDI offerings, all eyeing...
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
Himax sees inventory peak in 3Q22
Himax Technologies believes its inventories should have hit their peak in the third quarter of 2022, when the display driver IC specialist saw its revenue and EPS both exceed the...
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 3 October 2022
Taiwanese IC designers strive to seize future trends
The supply chain has changed as competition between the US and China intensifies, but the Taiwan-based IC design industry has not been directly affected. At the start of the US-China...
Thursday 22 September 2022
Himax TDDI chips enter Xiaomi tablet supply chain
Himax Technologies' TDDI chip solution for tablets has attracted orders from Xiaomi for its high-end tablets and 2-in-1 devices, according to the Taiwan IC design house.
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
Himax expects 35-39% revenue decline in 3Q22
Display driver IC (DDI) specialist Himax Technologies, which saw its revenue decline 24.3% sequentially in the second quarter, expects to post another sequential drop of a larger...
Friday 8 July 2022
IC designers see deployments in automotive applications paying off
Taiwan's IC designers have seen their deployments in automotive applications gradually paying off, but revenues generated from the segment can still hardly offset the ongoing declines...
Friday 8 July 2022
Novatek misses 2Q22 sales guidance
Display driver IC specialist Novatek Microelectronics has reported June revenue fell 25.7% sequentially, with total revenue for the second quarter coming below its guidance given...
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