Tuesday 14 November 2023
FocalTech upbeat about OLED touchscreen IC demand for handsets
Mobile phone demand is returning, and more Chinese handset manufacturers are incorporating OLED displays into their new models, according to FocalTech Systems. OLED touchscreen ICs...
Wednesday 8 November 2023
Novatek expects sales growth in 2024
Display driver IC (DDI) specialist Novatek Microelectronics expects sales across all market applications to register growth in 2024, with shipments resuming their typical business...
Wednesday 13 September 2023
Qualcomm to continue supplying 5G chips to Apple through 2026
Qualcomm said Monday that it will continue to supply Apple with 5G modem chips through 2026, raising concerns about the progress of Apple's in-house developed 5G chip.
Tuesday 12 September 2023
DDI backend firms see lackluster demand in 2H23
The sluggish sales of TVs and notebooks have prompted display driver IC (DDI) backend houses and related backend materials suppliers to be cautious about demand in the second half...
Tuesday 12 September 2023
DDI suppliers brace for slow 3Q23
Taiwan-based display driver IC (DDI) suppliers are bracing for a lackluster third quarter, with many reporting August revenue that was roughly comparable to the previous month, according...
Tuesday 8 August 2023
DDI suppliers uncertain about 2H23 demand prospects
Display driver IC suppliers experienced a surge in short-lead-time orders in the second quarter, but it is uncertain whether this trend will continue into the second half of the year,...
Tuesday 27 June 2023
Handset repair market growing in China, say DDI firms
Despite the overall sluggishness of China's handset market, the market for mobile phone repairs is thriving, which is driving demand for display driver ICs (DDI), according to industry...
Monday 19 June 2023
OLED DDI gradually shifting to 28nm due to clear upgrade requirements from customers
In recent years, OLED Display Driver IC (DDI) has become the key product for DDI manufacturers that are seeking growth. It's also one of the few applications that have not seen a...
Tuesday 13 June 2023
DDI vendors see improved sales for May
Sales performance released by display driver IC (DDI) makers for May generally aligned with the market expectations, according to industry sources, indicating signs of an apparent...
Tuesday 28 March 2023
Major Taiwan IC design houses vary strategies amid slowdown
Major Taiwan-based IC design houses such as MediaTek, Novatek Microelectronics, Realtek Semiconductor, Elan Microelectronics, Parade Technologies, and Global Mixed-mode Technology...
Monday 20 March 2023
China develops new way of poaching South Korean talent
China's approach to obtaining South Korean technological secrets seems to have evolved in recent years. In the past, Chinese entities poached engineers and acquired businesses from...
Wednesday 22 February 2023
Taiwan OLED DDI suppliers reportedly gearing up for foundry capacity
Taiwan-based OLED display driver IC (DDI) suppliers are preparing for an anticipated increasing demand from the handset and other sectors and have begun competing for available 40nm...
Wednesday 11 January 2023
Novatek 4Q22 revenues beat guidance
Display driver IC specialist Novatek Microelectronics saw its fourth-quarter revenues increase 14.6% sequentially to NT$22.42 billion (US$735.6 million), outpacing the high end of...
Thursday 5 January 2023
DDI inventory correction nears the end?
Display driver IC (DDI) inventory correction may end earlier than other IC segments, according to industry sources.
Tuesday 13 December 2022
Taiwan firms expanding OLED DDI biz
Taiwan-based display driver IC suppliers including Novatek Microelectronics, Himax Technologies and Raydium Semiconductor are actively expanding their OLED DDI offerings, all eyeing...
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