Thursday 14 October 2021
Uneven inventories across chipmakers still persist, say IC distributors
Uneven inventories across chipmakers will continue to challenge device vendors and OEMs in the fourth quarter of 2021, despite uncertainty emerging in demand visibility, according...
Friday 1 October 2021
Edom to acquire fellow IC distributor Promaster
Edom Technology has announced plans to acquire fellow Taiwan-based IC distributor Promaster Technology, which sells mainly RF and 5G connectivity chips, through a share swap.
Wednesday 15 September 2021
Vanchip tapping Wi-Fi 6 RF FEM market
China-based Vanchip Technologies, a subsidiary of MediaTek, is partnering with IC distributor WPG and GaAs foundry Win Semiconductors to promote its Wi-Fi 6 RF front-end modules (RF...
Friday 9 July 2021
Supreme upbeat about server chip demand in 3Q21
Growth in memory chip demand for servers and data centers is poised to outperform that for handsets in the third quarter of 2021, according to Taiwan-based Supreme Electronics.
Friday 11 June 2021
Taiwan IC distributors to enjoy strong 2021
Taiwan-based IC distributors, particularly those specializing in memory IC sales, are poised to generate impressive revenues in 2021, according to industry sources.
Monday 17 May 2021
IC distributor Answer Technology see earnings more than double in 1Q21
IC distributor Answer Technology has reported net profit of NT$79 million (US$2.84 million) for the first quarter of 2021, increasing 110.81% from a year earlier, bolstered by increased...
Friday 14 May 2021
WPG posts record revenue, profit for 1Q21
IC distributor WPG has reported net profit of NT$2.42 billion (US$86.5 million) on revenue of NT$177.11 billion for the first quarter of 2021, with both results hitting record highs...
Wednesday 28 April 2021
WT Micro expects up to 30% revenue surge in 2Q21
Taiwan-based IC distributor WT Microelectronics expects to post revenue in a range between NT$92 billion (US$3.3 billion) and NT$98 billion in the second quarter of 2021, representing...
Tuesday 13 April 2021
A tumultuous road ahead for global markets
Shortages, which were originally attributed to the COVID-19 pandemic, have continued to worsen in 2021. Continuous demand growth in various sectors like 5G, automotive and IoT, ongoing...
Thursday 1 April 2021
WPG posts record revenue, profit for 2020
IC distributor WPG has reported consolidated revenues and net profits increased 15.6% and 25.9%, respectively, on year to record highs in 2020 with EPS reaching NT$4.77 (US$0.17).
Tuesday 2 March 2021
From flourishing to floundering: Automakers to face further issues in 2021
In the first half of 2020, the automotive industry took a hard hit from COVID-19 with demand nosediving, production shutdowns and allocation shifts focusing on telecommunications...
Monday 28 December 2020
Sectors to grow and shortages to watch in 2021
In 2021, there's opportunity for growth in many markets, especially automotive, 5G and IoT, and new component releases hitting the market. However, challenges lie ahead.
Wednesday 9 December 2020
The release of Filecoin could mean product shortages in the semiconductor industry
Years after the release of Bitcoin, the semiconductor industry is in for a splash with the upcoming release of Filecoin, a block-chain based digital storage system. With many users...
Wednesday 2 December 2020
Demand for ICs to stay robust in 2021, say sources
Taiwan-based IC distributors have enjoyed strong sales so far in 2020 thanks to clients' keen inventory preparations and Huawei's brisk short-term orders ahead of its trade ban by...
Tuesday 1 December 2020
Taiwan backend firms, IC distributors to gain from fresh US ban on Chinese peers
The US Department of Commerce reportedly will place another 89 Chinese tech firms on its MEU (military end user) control list including JCET's subsidiary STATS ChipPAC and IC distributor...