Thursday 14 March 2024
Taiwanese IC distributors to capitalize on handset and PC inventory shrinkage, AI chip boom in 2024
Taiwan's major IC distributors, including WPG Holdings, WT Microelectronics, Supreme Electronics, and Edom Technology, anticipate several significant trends for 2024 in the semiconductor...
Thursday 14 March 2024
IC distributor ANStek sees strong orders for 5G communication
Taiwan-based Answer Technology (ANStek), which primarily distributes ICs for niche-market applications, has seen increased orders for 5G communication devices and good progress in...
Tuesday 2 January 2024
Following the automotive supply chain, IC distributors venture into ASEAN and Mexico
As regulators in the semiconductor supply chain, IC distributors have observed the upstream and downstream outlooks for 2024. They pointed out that there are uncertainties in the...
Thursday 7 December 2023
WT Micro's US$3.8b merger fuels ongoing evolution in global IC distribution
In recent years, a wave of consolidation has swept through the global IC trading sector, with companies seeking to stand out in a fiercely competitive market by engaging in mergers...
Friday 6 October 2023
Strategic codes behind major international acqusition deals by WT Micro, AUO
In a significant development within the global technology sector, Taiwan's IC distribution specialist WT Microelectronics (WT Micro) is set to acquire Canadian IC distributor Future...
Friday 6 October 2023
Memory product distributors likely to stock up for year-end holiday shopping in China
Downstream memory product distributors have shown intentions to stock up ahead of the year-end holiday shopping in China amid rising prices of chip supplies from the upstream, according...
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
WT Micro to acquire Future Electronics for US$3.8 billion
Taiwanese IC distributor WT Microelectronics has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire all of Future Electronics' shares in an all-cash transaction valued at US$3.8 billion,...
Thursday 29 December 2022
WPG, WT Micro see inventory turnover drop
IC distributors WPG and WT Microelectronics in Taiwan have seen their inventory turnover return to 60 days, but uncertainty still looms over the semiconductor market in 2023, according...
Monday 26 December 2022
IC supply chains may not return to clear growth track until 2024
Semiconductor supply chain players will continue to face relatively high market uncertainty in 2023, and are not expected to embark on a clear growth track until 2024, according to...
Wednesday 16 November 2022
Sourceability drives digital supply chain transformation, shaping new development for IC distributors
The IC distribution industry is a highly competitive market where speed is paramount, constituting an indispensable part of any discussion about restructuring electronic supply chains...
Monday 14 November 2022
IC distributors expanding deployments in non-consumer, WBG chip segments
IC distributors are aggressively expanding their deployments in non-consumer chips products and third-generation semiconductors like GaN and SiC devices that remain in stable demand...
Wednesday 10 August 2022
Taiwan semiconductor industry will prevail: Q&A with Mike Chang, CEO of WPG Holdings
The global demand for consumer electronics such as smartphones, PCs, notebooks and TVs has significantly been undermined by several headwinds, including pandemics, war, and inflation,...
Friday 17 June 2022
IC distributor Weikeng eyeing sales rebound in 2H22
IC distributor Weikeng Industrial expects its sales to rebound in the second half of 2022 thanks to an easing of COVID-induced lockdowns and related restrictive measures in China,...
Wednesday 11 May 2022
Industrial IC prices rise on tight supply
Industrial-control IC prices have risen amid tight supply, according to sources at IC distributors.