Tuesday 14 November 2023
IC design houses expect lower foundry prices in 1Q24
Pure-play foundries such as United Microelectronics (UMC), Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS), and Powerchip Semiconductor Manufacturing (PSMC) may lower their quotations...
Thursday 20 October 2022
China chipmakers enter volume production of 5G RF chip solutions
Chinese IC design houses are entering commercial production of 5G RF filters, power amplifiers (PA) and related modules, marking a step forward in boosting the self-sufficiency for...
Tuesday 30 August 2022
Memory demand weak in handset segment, but stable in server
The top-2 China-based smartphone brands are expected to spend at least a quarter to digest their excess inventory, but demand for server memory is expected to remain stable in the...
Friday 25 March 2022
IC designer Amlogic turns to automotive, Wi-Fi chips
China's IC designer Amlogic Inc expects Wi-Fi and automotive chips to further spur its growth, after the smart TV market gets more competitive, according to the company.
Tuesday 15 March 2022
Flexibility the key to continued growth for IC design houses
Taiwan-based IC design houses experienced high revenue and profits in 2021, but entering into 2022, many companies clearly felt growth easing. Customers restarted set off-season stock...
Tuesday 25 January 2022
PMIC suppliers developing peripheral chips for GaN devices
Several Taiwan-based power management integrated circuit (PMIC) specialists are looking to seize opportunities in the GaN power device market by developing related peripheral ICs,...
Monday 20 December 2021
Leading Taiwan IC designers to thrive in 2022
Leading Taiwan-based IC design companies MediaTek, Novatek Microelectronics and Realtek Semiconductor have come under frequent speculation that their business will weaken, but related...
Tuesday 7 December 2021
Taiwan must expand IC expertise to remain competitive, urges MediaTek chairman
MediaTek chairman MK Tsai believes while Taiwan holds an influential position in the global semiconductor industry, it must continue to expand its IC knowledge to face future compe...
Wednesday 13 October 2021
Taiwan IC design houses combat rising wafer foundry costs
TSMC's plans to raise its foundry service quotes have caused a stir among its customers. Wafer foundry and packing/testing production capacity prices have been going up. The price...
Monday 26 October 2020
ASMedia expects robust 4Q20 with chipset orders for Ryzen 5000
ASMedia is expected to enjoy strong sales in the fourth quarter thanks to robust orders for chipsets used with AMD's upcoming Zen 3-based Ryzen 5000 processors to be released in early...
Tuesday 20 October 2020
Chipbond, OSE form alliance for flash, 5G RF modules packaging
Display driver IC backend specialist Chipbond Technology and memory modules backend and EMS service provider Orient Semiconductor Electronics (OSE) have formed a long-term strategic...
Tuesday 4 August 2020
Analog Integrations to swing to profit in 2020
Power management IC designer Analog Integrations has seen clear order visibility through the fourth quarter and is likely to swing to profitability for the whole year of 2020, according...
Thursday 2 July 2020
PixArt Imaging supplying diverse sensors for latest Lego toy robots
Taiwan's niche-type IC designer PixArt Imaging has tapped into the supply chain of Lego's third-generation Mindstorms robots for kids with diverse optical and MEMS sensors, according...
Wednesday 11 December 2019
Competition in TWS chip market to heat up in 2020
The global market for SoCs for true wireless stereo (TWS) earbuds is poised for exponential growth in 2020, but competition will heat up, driving IC suppliers to improve their product...
Tuesday 22 October 2019
Unisoc set to raise new funds to support 5G, IoT chips development
Tsinghua Unigroup's chipmaking arm Unisoc will enforce a capital increment of CNY5 billion (US$707.44 million) to support its development of core 5G and IoT chipsets, according to...