Tuesday 28 November 2023
IC testing firms upgrade gear for lucrative AI and HPC market
As the semiconductor industry gears up for substantial growth driven by the burgeoning fields of AI and High-Performance Computing (HPC), supply chain stakeholders are keenly eyeing...
Friday 24 November 2023
WinWay says outlook for 2H24 is very optimistic
IC testing interface specialist WinWay Technology is full steam ahead with new products, holding a "very optimistic" outlook for the second half of 2024, according to the Taiwan-based...
Friday 17 November 2023
Sigurd gearing up for IC demand boom in 2026
In preparation for a surge in demand for semiconductors that is expected to come in 2026, Sigurd Microelectronics has begun expanding its production capacity, according to Charles...
Thursday 9 November 2023
KYEC to see sales return to growth in 2024
King Yuan Electronics (KYEC) will see its revenue return to growth next year, boosted by high demand for AI chips as well as a recovery in demand for automotive, handset, and other...
Thursday 26 October 2023
IC testing suppliers back Qualcomm's foray into edge AI
At Qualcomm's latest annual product launch event, CEO Cristiano Amon pointed to a new era of generative AI entering smartphones and PCs, and expanding to extended reality (XR) and...
Monday 11 September 2023
Following TSMC's footsteps, MA-tek opens lab in Kumamoto
Benefitting from strong demand in the Japanese market and providing testing services to major customer TSMC, semiconductor testing giant Materials Analysis Technology's (MA-tek) Kumamoto...
Thursday 3 August 2023
IC testing houses see slight pick-up in fab utilization
IC testing houses Ardentec, King Yuan Electronics (KYEC) and Sigurd Microelectronics have all seen their fab utilization rates pick up slightly in the third quarter, despite the gloomy...
Tuesday 1 August 2023
Ardentec sees IDM customers contribute nearly 60% to revenue
Ardentec has seen orders placed by its IDM customers account for nearly 60% of company revenue, allowing the IC testing company to experience stable demand for high-end automotive...
Friday 16 June 2023
Ardentec keeps capacity utilization at 80%
IC testing house Ardentec has maintained its factory utilization rates at approximately 80%, thanks to its entry into the supply chains of major international IDM and fabless US power...
Thursday 8 June 2023
Taiwan equipment suppliers eyeing orders for iPhone RF peripheral IC testing
Taiwan-based semiconductor tool vendors stand a chance of breaking into the supply chain for Apple's iPhones by supplying RF peripheral IC test equipment, according to industry sou...
Monday 5 June 2023
"Subsystem" becomes profit guarantee for Nvidia; system-level integration tests have high potential
The concept of AI has continued to penetrate high-performance computing (HPC) and even the future car sector. Supply chain sources admitted that this is already a battle of "ecosystem,"...
Wednesday 31 May 2023
KYEC sees handset chip demand remain sluggish
Dedicated IC testing house King Yuan Electronics (KYEC) continues to see weak demand for smartphone application processors, with replenishment demand unlikely to pick up until the...
Tuesday 2 May 2023
OSATs see a delay in capacity demand from MediaTek
With unclear business outlook from Taiwan's mobile SoC vendor MediaTek, its backend partners including ASE Technology, Powertech Technology (PTI), Sigurd Microelectronics and King...
Tuesday 11 April 2023
Japanese semiconductor equipment makers worse hit by export controls than western peers
Japan is set to officially tighten export controls on 23 semiconductor equipment items to China, starting in July, following the US-led containment against Chinese semiconductor industry...
Tuesday 14 March 2023
IC verification labs see demand pick up for system vendors' self-developed chips
The efforts of system device vendors to develop new chips in-house have been stalled since the third quarter of 2022, but they have recently resumed their "acceleration track," according...
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