Monday 15 April 2024
SMIC-backed chipmaker plays catchup as China formulates silicon IP strategy
According to reports from various Chinese media outlets such as National Business Daily and 21st Century Business Herald, top Chinese IC design service providers...
Monday 8 April 2024
IC design firms may tone down forecasts amid end market rumbles
Recent news in the consumer electronics market has been cause for some concern, as the PC market in China is seeing weak demand and high inventory levels, while smartphone sales have...
Wednesday 3 April 2024
Time to strengthen your IP reserve in the AI chip era
With the advent of the AI era, the design and manufacturing complexity of various SoCs are continually rising. This condition is not only evident in products related to cloud-based...
Wednesday 3 April 2024
UMC sells shares of Chinese affiliate
United Microelectronics (UMC) has announced the transfer of its entire stake in UnitedDS Semiconductor (UDS), an IC design affiliate, on behalf of its subsidiary Hejian Technology...
Tuesday 2 April 2024
IC design houses closely watching demand signals in preparation for new product releases
Although the second quarter remains the slack season for the IC design industry, key signals regarding the demand performance in the traditional peak season in the second half of...
Friday 29 March 2024
Taiwanese IC designers target satellite market
In the burgeoning Low-Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite market, Taiwanese manufacturers have traditionally found their niche in subcontracting component assembly and antenna integration,...
Friday 29 March 2024
New AI PC definition may boost PC chip sales
Intel and Microsoft collaborated on establishing AI PC principles, which were introduced at a recent developer event.
Tuesday 26 March 2024
IC design houses optimistic about AI PC chip shipments despite low penetration
Taiwanese IC design houses remain confident about AI PC-related chip shipments in 2024, despite an AI PC penetration rate of 5% at most for the year, according to industry sources.
Tuesday 26 March 2024
Foundries may lower prices for mature processes in 2Q24
Speculation has emerged in the chipmaking sector that Chinese and Taiwanese pure-play foundries may cut quotes for part of their mature processes in the second quarter of 2024.
Friday 22 March 2024
Chiplet challenges: MediaTek believes AI can help
Chiplet technology is being embraced as a major semiconductor trend as Moore's Law slows down, but there are still many challenges during the design process.
Thursday 21 March 2024
Cadence encourages India-based IC design houses to target chips for global electric two-wheeler market
Cadence, one of the global EDA giants, expressed optimism for India-based IC design houses to differentiate themselves from global fabless semiconductor firms by designing chips for...
Wednesday 20 March 2024
Taiwan to fund sub-16nm chip R&D
The Taiwanese government has proposed a subsidy program to fund the research and development of sub-16nm chips.
Monday 18 March 2024
Intel CFO admits IC design firms not placing big foundry orders for 18A
Intel CFO David Zinsner recently told investment bank analysts that Intel is still one of the big customers of TSMC and will continue to outsource chip production to TSMC in a conference...
Monday 18 March 2024
Arm rolled out its automotive processor IP and Taiwan chip makers want to ride shotgun
The UK's Arm has revealed an automotive processor.
Monday 18 March 2024
Foxconn highlights five growth pillars for 2024
Foxconn (Hon Hai) will see its revenue growth momentum for 2024 come from five main development axes – namely AI servers, three major smart platforms, Electrical Vehicles (EVs),...
Summary of Tech Supply Chain News!
Global smartphone shipments hit 2023 peak in 4Q23, but decelerate in 1Q24 due to seasonality, says DIGITIMES Research
Meet the analyst: Operating system in AI era will be king, says DIGITIMES Research
Taiwan server industry experiences decline in 2023 revenues and shipments; poised to see growth in 2024, says DIGITIMES Research