Monday 20 November 2023
Grand-Tek forges ahead despite challenges, eying growth in infrastructure and charging cable markets
Taiwan-based Grand-Tek Technology, specializing in outdoor antennas, RF cable assembly, and subsystems, faced a revenue decline in 2023 due to global political instability, inflation,...
Friday 17 November 2023
With unclear sales forecasts, car makers tighten automotive IC inventory
Although IC designers generally see high potential in automotive semiconductors for the mid to long-term since the fluctuating automobile market in 2023 has resulted in divergent...
Thursday 16 November 2023
Inventory adjustments for PMICs taking longer than expected, says Silergy
Inventory correction for power management ICs (PMIC) may take three more quarters to complete, according to PMIC specialist Silergy.
Monday 13 November 2023
Smartphone and PC market rebound only transient? IC designers say consumer demand momentum may not fully recover until 2H24
The landscape of the IC design industry presents a mixed picture regarding the recent upturn in the mobile phone and PC markets. While some IC design companies have delivered promising...
Friday 10 November 2023
MCU suppliers see price competition stop but remain wary
Microcontroller unit (MCU) suppliers have observed a pause in price competition, but remain cautious since end market demand has yet to recover, according to industry sources.
Wednesday 8 November 2023
Acer's Jason Chen: inventory pressure in PC distribution channels at its highest in past decade
Although PC inventories have now fallen back to healthy levels, inventory pressure in distribution channels remains high. As Acer chairman and CEO Jason Chen notes, with central banks...
Thursday 2 November 2023
Fading prosperity and global shipping surplus pose challenges
According to the Taiwan Institute of Economic Research (TIER), the Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) for the manufacturing sector in the United States has shown three consecutive months...
Wednesday 1 November 2023
Holtek expects channel inventory correction to continue for two more quarters
MCU maker Holtek Semiconductor expects inventory correction in the distribution channel to last for another two quarters, while market demand in the fourth quarter of 2023 is unlikely...
Monday 30 October 2023
GaAs foundry Win Semi swings to operating profit in 3Q23
Win Semiconductors, a Taiwanese GaAs foundry, swung to net profits of NT$34 million (US$1.05 million) in the third quarter after three straight quarters of losses.
Friday 27 October 2023
Intel expects 4Q23 revenue to return to on-year growth
Intel is optimistic that for the first time in two years, fourth-quarter 2023 revenue will return to positive year-over-year growth, and that the PC market, which accounts for the...
Friday 27 October 2023
MCU firm Holtek pushes back recovery timeline
Microcontroller (MCU) firm Holtek Semiconductor President Gordon Kao revealed that the company itself, its clients, and its distributors are continuing destocking, pushing back the...
Tuesday 24 October 2023
South Korean semiconductor and display equipment face rising inventory
With demand in the global ICT market stagnating, South Korea's semiconductor and display equipment inventory has seen a 285.3% YoY increase in August 2023. On top of that, this has...
Tuesday 24 October 2023
Memory chipmakers seeking profitability
Memory chip manufacturers are currently more concerned with regaining profitability than expanding their market share, according to industry sources.
Tuesday 24 October 2023
Backend firms expect operations to improve by end of 2023
OSATs expect their operations to improve overall by the end of this year, following encouraging developments further upstream at the foundry sector and recent increases in demand...
Monday 23 October 2023
Realtek cautious about 4Q23 prospects
Realtek Semiconductor remains cautious about its sales prospects for the fourth quarter of 2023, as unfavorable macro conditions continue to weigh on end-market demand, according...