Tuesday 27 February 2024
TSMC faces challenges from building overseas fabs
TSMC's challenges are not just about maintaining its position as the world's number one pure-play foundry by continuing to advance manufacturing technology and securing orders from...
Wednesday 7 February 2024
TSMC discloses plan for 2nd fab in Japan
TSMC has announced plans for a second wafer fab through Japan Advanced Semiconductor Manufacturing (JASM), a joint venture between the Taiwan-based pure-play foundry and its Japanese...
Monday 24 May 2021
IKKA landing more auto parts and components orders from Japan
IKKA Holding, a Taiwan-based plastic component and module-design and manufacturing service company, has cut into the automotive supply chain in Japan, boosting its sales performance,...
Monday 2 November 2020
Japan panel makers see capacity utilization rates keep improving
Japan-based LCD panel makers including JDI and Sharp, a unit of Foxconn Electronics, have seen capacity utilization rates at their fabs improve significantly thanks to a robust panel...
Friday 19 June 2020
Phison to acquire stake in Sony subsidiary
Phison Electronics plans to acquire a 49% stake in Nextorage, a subsidiary of Sony Storage Media Solutions (SSMS), for an undisclosed sum, according to the Taiwan-based flash storage...
Monday 25 May 2020
Pachinko upgrades to boost NAND flash demand
Upgrades in Japanese-made pachinko game machines are set to play a driver of NAND flash demand growth in 2020, according to industry sources.
Monday 25 May 2020
Chromebook to win most in Japan purchase program, says Digitimes Research
The Japanese government will begin a JPY300 billion (US$2.786 billion) plan to purchase mobile computing devices to cope with urgent demand for remote study triggered by the coronavirus...
Friday 8 May 2020
Lead time for notebook chips extended on tight foundry capacity
Delivery lead time for notebook-related chips including power management ICs, Type-C chips and other peripheral ICs have been extended by 2-3 months, due mainly to tight 8-inch foundry...
Wednesday 11 March 2020
Astra facial recognition tech enters Japan market via NTT East
Astra, a Taiwan-based startup specialized in commercializing facial recognition technology, began to cooperate with Japanese telecom carrier NTT East to provide cloud computing-based...
Wednesday 16 October 2019
Kiwi Technology penetrates LoRa IoT solutions into Japan market
Taiwan-based LoRa IoT solutions provider Kiwi Technology has newly ventured its products into the Japan market, with clients including a leading telecom operator, a top retailer and...
Thursday 26 September 2019
UMC revenues to climb at least 10% in 2020
Pure-play foundry United Microelectronics (UMC) is expected to post revenue growth of at least 10% in 2020, thanks mainly to its expanded business scale in Japan, according to market...
Wednesday 28 August 2019
Advantech to cooperate with Internet Initiative Japan to market WISE-PaaS in Japan
Advantech, a Taiwan-based industrial computing solution developer and industrial computing device maker, will cooperate with Japan-based Internet Initiative Japan (IIJ) to promote...
Wednesday 23 January 2019
Japan to kick off 5G commercial pre-service in 2019
Japan is pushing its development of 5G networks at full throttle, with its top-three telecom operators - NTT Docomo, KDDI au and SoftBank - set to kick off 5G commercial pre-service...
Tuesday 27 November 2018
High-end NOR flash supply remains tight, says Macronix chairman
The supply of high-end NOR flash memory chips continues to be tight though the supply of low-end ones has risen substantially to affect the chip prices, according to Macronix International...
Tuesday 30 October 2018
Rohm aims for top notch of SiC component market
Rohm Semiconductor is expanding its production capacity for SiC (silicon carbide)-based wafers and components as it aims to become the world's largest supplier of SiC power components...
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Taiwan server industry experiences decline in 2023 revenues and shipments; poised to see growth in 2024, says DIGITIMES Research