Thursday 2 May 2024
Worst is over for MCUs, says Holtek president
With the destocking of Microcontroller Unit (MCU) inventories ending, Holtek Semiconductor believes the worst is over for MCUs and has seen its on-hand orders for the second quarter...
Thursday 22 February 2024
MCU firm Holtek expands presence in India
Holtek Semiconductor, a Taiwan-based MCU specialist, anticipates a 50% increase in revenue from the Indian market in 2024 and plans to expand its operations in the country.
Thursday 1 February 2024
Holtek enables Sigfox 0G technology on its BC68F2150 chipset
Holtek Semiconductor, a leading professional IC design house focused on microcontrollers, partners with UnaBiz, a Singapore-based Massive IoT service provider and integrator, to integrate...
Wednesday 31 January 2024
MCU firm Holtek expects inventory to revert to normal by 2Q24
Inventory levels for microcontrollers (MCU) are expected to return to normal by the second quarter of 2024, or possibly as early as the first quarter, according to Tsai Jung-tsung,...
Tuesday 16 January 2024
MCU players watch macroeconomic horizon as demand cools
Lukewarm demand in the consumer market and ongoing inventory digestion means short-term low visibility of the microcontroller (MCU) market.
Friday 5 January 2024
Taiwan MCUs go modular with Arduino to tap Indian electronics market
Italian microcontroller unit (MCU) development board vendor Arduino has recently unveiled plans to collaborate with Indian Electronic Manufacturing Services (EMS) providers, aiming...
Tuesday 19 December 2023
Taiwan MCU suppliers slow wafer starts
Taiwan-based MCU vendors have cut wafer starts at foundries since the fourth quarter of 2023, awaiting a recovery in demand for consumer electronics products, according to industry...
Tuesday 14 November 2023
Chinese market revenue shrinks for MCU suppliers
Revenue from the Chinese market has decreased for MCU companies due to the persistently lackluster shipment pull-ins for consumer electronics, according to industry sources.
Wednesday 1 November 2023
Holtek expects channel inventory correction to continue for two more quarters
MCU maker Holtek Semiconductor expects inventory correction in the distribution channel to last for another two quarters, while market demand in the fourth quarter of 2023 is unlikely...
Friday 27 October 2023
MCU firm Holtek pushes back recovery timeline
Microcontroller (MCU) firm Holtek Semiconductor President Gordon Kao revealed that the company itself, its clients, and its distributors are continuing destocking, pushing back the...
Thursday 28 September 2023
Taiwan MCU firms strive to maintain gross margins in 2H23
Taiwanese microcontroller unit (MCU) vendors are striving to maintain consistent gross margins in the face of strong price competition from Chinese counterparts in the second half...
Wednesday 27 September 2023
Battery management system chip demand picking up
An increase in battery management system (BMS) chip demand may infuse growth momentum into the operations of Taiwanese MCU suppliers in the second half of 2023, according to industry...
Tuesday 12 September 2023
MCU suppliers see customers remain cautious
Taiwan-based MCU suppliers continue to see customers place short lead-time orders and stay cautious about placing more regular and longer-term ones, according to industry sources.
Wednesday 2 August 2023
Holtek expects gross margin to hit year's low in 4Q23
Microcontroller unit (MCU) specialist Holtek Semiconductor expects its gross margin to slip below 45% in the third quarter and hit its lowest level for 2023 in the fourth quarter.
Monday 3 July 2023
MCU market demand unlikely to bottom out until 4Q23
The MCU (microcontroller unit) industry is entering the traditional peak season but can hardly resume its regular on-season market momentum this year, as downstream customers of mainstream...