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Wednesday 7 February 2024
Nuvoton sees inventory pressure alleviate
Nuvoton Technology, a Taiwan-based MCU provider, expects much less inventory pressure in 2024, with the supply chain set to return to normal operations this year.
Tuesday 16 January 2024
MCU players watch macroeconomic horizon as demand cools
Lukewarm demand in the consumer market and ongoing inventory digestion means short-term low visibility of the microcontroller (MCU) market.
Tuesday 19 December 2023
Taiwan MCU suppliers slow wafer starts
Taiwan-based MCU vendors have cut wafer starts at foundries since the fourth quarter of 2023, awaiting a recovery in demand for consumer electronics products, according to industry...
Monday 4 December 2023
Taiwan-based BMC chip makers optimistic over demand growth driven by AI servers and edge computing
Seeing demand growth driven by edge computing and artificial intelligence (AI), microcontroller unit (MCU) manufacturers are making an effort to integrate AI into MCUs as well as...
Tuesday 14 November 2023
Chinese market revenue shrinks for MCU suppliers
Revenue from the Chinese market has decreased for MCU companies due to the persistently lackluster shipment pull-ins for consumer electronics, according to industry sources.
Friday 3 November 2023
MCU firm Nuvoton cautious about 4Q23 prospects
Microcontroller unit (MCU) specialist Nuvoton Technology remains cautious about near-term market prospects, citing limited visibility, according to company president Yang Hsin-Lung...
Tuesday 31 October 2023
TSMC, Samsung lead the way in Taiwan invention patent applications
TSMC filed the most invention patent applications in Taiwan in the third quarter of 2023, with 443 cases, topping the domestic list for the same period for eight consecutive years,...
Monday 30 October 2023
Winbond upbeat about 2024 prospects
Winbond Electronics, a specialty DRAM and flash memory maker, has expressed optimism about its business and market prospects for next year, noting the resolution of the majority of...
Friday 20 October 2023
MCU vendor Nuvoton eyes opportunities from eco-friendly applications
Nuvoton, a vendor of microcontroller units (MCU) and a provider of 6-inch wafer foundry services, has been eyeing a bigger presence in the automotive and industrial market segments...
Wednesday 11 October 2023
Taiwanese firms' role in Huawei chip fab sparks controversy amid geopolitical tensions
Recent foreign media revelations have named United Integrated Services, L&K Engineering, Topco Scientific, and Cica-Huntek Chemical Technology Taiwan as contributors to the construction...
Thursday 28 September 2023
Taiwan MCU firms strive to maintain gross margins in 2H23
Taiwanese microcontroller unit (MCU) vendors are striving to maintain consistent gross margins in the face of strong price competition from Chinese counterparts in the second half...
Wednesday 27 September 2023
Battery management system chip demand picking up
An increase in battery management system (BMS) chip demand may infuse growth momentum into the operations of Taiwanese MCU suppliers in the second half of 2023, according to industry...
Monday 3 July 2023
MCU market demand unlikely to bottom out until 4Q23
The MCU (microcontroller unit) industry is entering the traditional peak season but can hardly resume its regular on-season market momentum this year, as downstream customers of mainstream...
Friday 9 June 2023
Taiwan MCU suppliers post slight revenue growth in May
MCU specialists such as Holtek Semiconductor, Nuvoton Technology, and Generalplus Technology all experienced modest sequential revenue growth in May, despite the fact that demand...
Friday 2 June 2023
Taiwanese MCU makers gear up for AI applications
In line with the mega trend of intelligence and edge AI applications, Taiwan's MCU makers are focusing on the development of MCUs integrated with AI to explore the AI MCU business...
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