Wednesday 17 May 2023
Taiwan MCU suppliers brace for price war triggered by Chinese peers
Due to the low demand for consumer electronics, price competition among China-based MCU suppliers is becoming increasingly fierce, according to industry sources in Taiwan. Taiwan-based...
Tuesday 16 May 2023
Chinese MCU makers look to gain from import-substitution demand for consumer applications
Chinese MCU (microcontroller unit) suppliers, including Sino Wealth Electronic and GigaDevice Semiconductor, are striving to cash in on import-substitution demand in China and boost...
Tuesday 16 May 2023
GigaDevice saw its 1Q23 profits decline by nearly 80%; promoting new products to turn the tide
China-based memory and MCU (multipoint control unit) supplier GigaDevice recently announced its operational performance for the first quarter of 2023. Revenue saw an annual decrease...
Tuesday 9 May 2023
Nuvoton warns of limited long-term order visibility
MCU specialist Nuvoton Technology has warned of limited long-term order visibility, claiming the market recovery is not proceeding as fast as expected and the industry's inventory...
Tuesday 2 May 2023
Holtek stays cautious
MCU specialist Holtek Semiconductor is maintaining its cautious stance, citing the continued lack of clarity on market conditions.
Tuesday 2 May 2023
Taiwan IC designers little interested in charging pile chip solutions
Taiwan's major IC design houses have shown little interest in developing chip solutions for charging piles, due mainly to the relatively smaller market scale for the chip segment...
Thursday 27 April 2023
China MCU industry may face major reshuffle
Chinese microcontroller unit (MCU) suppliers are currently offering prices that are more than 30% lower than larger foreign competitors due to sluggish market demand. Second- and...
Wednesday 26 April 2023
Chinese MCU makers continue to cut prices amid market pressures
China-based microcontroller unit (MCU) manufacturers continue to cut prices amid inventory and market competition pressures.
Wednesday 26 April 2023
Backend demand for 8-bit MCUs to stay weak through year-end
Backend demand for 8-bit microcontroller units (MCU) will stay weak through the end of the year, while demand for 32-bit MCUs, as well as industrial and automotive MCUs, will remain...
Thursday 20 April 2023
Recovery momentum still weak in China consumer electronics market, says GigaDevice
China's consumer electronics market demand is not expected to recover significantly until the second half of the year despite a recent pick-up in retail sales, and the Double 11 shopping...
Thursday 13 April 2023
With growing customer acceptance, STM is optimistic about future market of industrial control MCUs
In recent years, the scale of the industrial IC market has followed the development track of industrial IoT and has gradually become a key market that's garnering the attention of...
Wednesday 12 April 2023
Renesas samples its 1st 22nm MCU
Renesas Electronics has manufactured its first microcontroller (MCU) using 22nm process technology, and the new device is currently being sampled to select customers, with a full...
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...
Thursday 6 April 2023
MCU makers eye order recovery in 2Q23
Demand for MCU, after hitting the bottom in the first quarter, is expected to start picking up in the second quarter with China's recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, according to...
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...