Thursday 28 September 2023
TSMC talks about new 3Dblox 2.0, 3DFabric achievements
At the TSMC 2023 OIP Ecosystem Forum, TSMC announced the new 3Dblox 2.0 open standard and major achievements of its Open Innovation Platform (OIP) 3DFabric Alliance. The 3Dblox 2.0...
Tuesday 26 September 2023
With frequent layoffs at US semiconductor companies, could chip talents be returning to Taiwanese companies?
With the global semiconductor industry downturn still not entirely over, US-based companies that previously aggressively hired worldwide have all shifted to initiating workforce adjustments...
Friday 22 September 2023
IC design houses endure fierce competition from automotive IC IDMs
Despite the fierce competition among automotive IC IDMs promoting their respective highly integrated chip platforms, Taiwanese IC design companies continue to push through in the...
Thursday 21 September 2023
iCatch Technology receives SGS-TUV Saar ISO 26262 ASIL D functional safety process certificate – penetrate in global automotive OEM smart imaging IC design
Today, iCatch Technology proudly announces that it has accomplished the SGS-TUV Saar ISO 26262 functional safety process certification, achieving the highest level, "ASIL D." This...
Tuesday 19 September 2023
As Taiwan subsidizes smaller IC design companies, industry eyes followup policies
In a recent announcement, Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) says it will allocate NT$800 million (US$25 million) from its budget to subsidize R&D efforts at small and...
Monday 18 September 2023
Can generative AI shorten China's IC design learning curve? Q&A with UC Berkeley Prof. Alberto Sangiovanni-Vincentelli (Part 1)
Alberto Sangiovanni-Vincentelli, professor and Edgar L. and Harold H. Buttner Chair of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department at the University of California, Berkeley,...
Friday 15 September 2023
Implications of latest merger between Taiwan and Canadian IC distributors to IC design industry
When the world is de-globalizing, it is the best time for Taiwan to re-connect to the global market. When a Taiwan-based IC distributor is moving toward the European and American...
Friday 15 September 2023
IC design houses aware their Chinese customers look to adopt homegrown chips
IC design firms are aware of a rising pattern of Chinese clients shifting orders to domestic competitors in favor of homegrown chips, according to industry sources in Taiwan.
Friday 15 September 2023
While IC design houses stride forward into a new era
After the year 2020, there was a significant drop in merger and acquisition activities within the IC design industry, while a notable increase occurred in cases of IC design companies...
Friday 15 September 2023
Gaming remains key to flagship mobile phone SoC competitiveness
Gaming continues to be one of the key competitive points of flagship smartphone SoC design in 2023, rather than generative AI as previously emphasized, according to sources.
Wednesday 13 September 2023
Taiwan initiates 10-year chip-driven innovation project to attract global talent, startups
Starting 2024, Taiwan will implement a 10-year chip-driven industrial innovation project aiming to attract young talent and startup teams from around the world to set up operations...
Tuesday 12 September 2023
MediaTek sees August revenue hit 5-month high
MediaTek has reported August revenue climbed about 33% sequentially to a five-month high of NT$42.26 billion (US$1.32 billion).
Tuesday 12 September 2023
Will Taiwan IC design houses gain from China iPhone ban?
The extent and impact of China's prohibition on the use of iPhones in the public sector remain unclear. It will certainly negatively impact iPhone sales in China, but Taiwanese IC...
Thursday 7 September 2023
PC chip order visibility to improve, say IC design houses
With PC vendors such as Dell issuing optimistic forecasts, IC design firms anticipate an improvement in order visibility from the PC industry, which means performance in the second...
Wednesday 6 September 2023
IC design houses expect demand recovery in 2H24
IC design houses are bracing for a particularly weak second half of 2023, but expect customer demand to recover substantially in the second half of 2024.