Thursday 12 August 2021
Automotive IC supply remains tight
The shortage of automotive ICs has started easing, but is unlikely to be fully relieved until the second half of 2022, according to industry sources.
Thursday 1 July 2021
Skyworks to increase outsourcing for PA orders from China
Skyworks will be stepping up its RF power amplifier (PA) production outsourcing to Taiwanese partners to fulfill orders placed by China-based smartphone vendors, while providing its...
Thursday 24 June 2021
Taiwan OSATs see car ICs demand promising for next 3-4 years
Taiwan-based OSATs and chip probing service providers are upbeat about backend demand for automotive chips over the next three to four years, as international IDMs such as Renesas...
Monday 29 March 2021
MediaTek named biggest smartphone chipset supplier for 1st time
In 2020, MediaTek's chipset shipments to the major smartphone OEMs reached 351.8 million units, compared to 238 million units the company supplied in 2019, according to Omdia. MediaTek's...
Tuesday 23 February 2021
Highlights of the day: IDMs may adjust outsourcing strategies
The frigid weather that halted production in the US state of Texas may prompt IDMs to mull adjusting outsourcing strategies. Seeking more support from manufacturing partners, particularly...
Tuesday 23 February 2021
IDMs may evaluate more outsourcing
IDM vendors may consider outsourcing more of their production starting 2022, with Taiwan-based contract chipmakers being among the beneficiaries, according to industry sources.
Wednesday 27 January 2021
Wistron ITS optimistic about 2021
Wistron Information Technology & Services (Wistron ITS), a provider of CMMI (capability maturity model integration) Level 3 IT outsourcing software services, has expressed optimism...
Monday 25 January 2021
Intel not yet a major customer of TSMC
Despite speculation circulating recently that Intel is looking to outsource more chip production to TSMC, the CPU vendor does not seem to be ready to play a meaningful role in the...
Wednesday 23 December 2020
Automotive chip vendors seeking foundry support in Taiwan
Automotive chip vendors are striving for mid- and long-term capacity support from Taiwan-based foundries, according to sources at Taiwan-based fabless IC vendors.
Tuesday 15 December 2020
Taiwan backend houses see more demand for consumer power chips
Taiwan-based power IC backend specialists including Greatek Electronics, GEM Services and Lingsen Precision Industries have seen a ramp-up in packaging demand for consumer devices...
Tuesday 28 July 2020
Unimicron new plant set to produce ABF substrates for Intel in early 2022
IC substrate maker Unimicron Technology is slated to complete construction of a new plant in Yangmei, northern Taiwan by the end of 2020, followed by process optimization and validation...
Tuesday 28 July 2020
Taiwan OSAT providers expect Intel to step up outsourcing
Intel is expected to step up its outsourcing of chips and processors, particularly GPUs and IoT chips, for years to come, according to sources at Taiwan-based outsourced assembly...
Tuesday 28 July 2020
TSMC unlikely to build additional capacity for Intel orders
TSMC internally does not consider orders for Intel's processors as long-term ones, and therefore is unlikely to build additional production capacity for the new contract, according...
Wednesday 20 May 2020
MediaTek, Aspeed, ASMedia to see strong 2020
MediaTek, Aspeed Technology and ASMedia Technology are expected to post impressive sales results for 2020 benefiting from the ongoing US-China trade tensions and clients' new products,...
Wednesday 25 March 2020
Wingtech, Huaqin and Longcheer continue to dominate 2019 smartphone ODM and IDH shipments
Shipments from ODM and IDH companies grew by 4% annually in 2019 against the declining trend in the overall smartphone market, according to Counterpoint Research. This was a result...