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Monday 1 April 2024
Mitsubishi Electric's US$6 billion green tech push: next-gen semiconductors
In Mitsubishi Electric's latest strategic vision, the conglomerate pledged a staggering investment of JPY900 billion (equivalent to around US$6 billion) towards green technology over...
Friday 1 September 2023
SiC to outstrip IGBT in renewable energy applications, say IDMs
While the renewable energy revolution is gaining momentum, third-generation wide-bandgap (WBG) semiconductors such as silicon carbide (SiC) continue to see rising penetration in solar...
Tuesday 11 July 2023
Power semiconductors now a focus of Chinese foundry expansion
Mounting external restrictions have brought short-term pain to China's wafer foundries, forcing Chinese semiconductor manufacturers to accelerate localization. Their goal is to build...
Wednesday 5 July 2023
China export restrictions may limit GaN penetration in future cars
China's impending restrictions on gallium and germanium exports may limit the use of gallium nitride (GaN) in future automobiles, according to industry sources.
Tuesday 27 June 2023
USI gearing up for EV demand boom
Universal Scientific Industrial (USI), a wholly-owned subsidiary of ASE Technology (ASEH), has disclosed that it is committed to integrating the production of powertrain systems,...
Thursday 1 June 2023
UMC sees no signs of substantial demand recovery in 2H23
United Microelectronics Corp. (UMC) continues to observe customers adjusting inventory levels, albeit at a slower rate than expected, while cyclical shifts in the business climate...
Thursday 25 May 2023
Automotive, industrial IGBT supply remains tight
The supply of automotive and industrial IGBTs remains constrained, and there are few 6- and 8-inch foundries undergoing capacity expansions, according to industry sources.
Thursday 11 May 2023
UMC reportedly mulling new fab in Japan
United Microelectronics (UMC) reportedly is considering constructing a new 12-inch wafer fab in Japan.
Friday 5 May 2023
IGBT, SiC, GaN see heating competition in terminal applications
Power semiconductor devices such as SiC MOSFETs, IGBT, and GaN are experiencing increasingly fierce competition in EV, charging pile, energy storage, and renewable energy applications,...
Wednesday 3 May 2023
SiC devices to see rising penetration in energy storage applications
Despite Tesla planning to sharply cut the use of SiC (silicon carbide) components in its future cars, SiC penetration in energy storage, renewable energy and charging pile applications...
Wednesday 26 April 2023
What's behind the scenes of Tesla's big SiC cut ?
Rumors concerning the real reasons behind Tesla's decision to announce a 75% cut in SiC use for its future EVs have recently emerged, with some sources saying it has a lot to do with...
Tuesday 25 April 2023
Foundries experience order cuts from automotive IC design houses
China- and Taiwan-based foundries have experienced cutbacks in automotive IC orders from not only their domestic fabless chipmakers but also customers in the US and Japan during the...
Thursday 13 April 2023
Demand for power module leadframes to see big rebound in 4Q23
Despite a slight correction in orders for automotive and industrial control applications, customers including IDMs are likely to restart their scramble for more supply of leadframes...
Tuesday 11 April 2023
Automotive chip shortage greatly improved
Shortages of automotive ICs have been significantly reduced since 2023, with variations in demand now serving as the primary driver, according to sources in the car industry supply...
Friday 31 March 2023
IDMs upbeat about revenue prospects, benefiting Taiwan supply chain partners
Robust demand for Si-IGBT and SiC power modules for automotive and industrial control applications has inspired IDMs such as Infineon to become upbeat about their revenue prospects...
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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