Friday 1 December 2023
Tesla Cybertruck comes at higher-than-expected starting price; delivery begins in 2024
Tesla officially launched the long-waited Cybertruck on November 30, with three configurations available. The cheapest rear-wheel model has a price tag of US$60,990, over 50% more...
Wednesday 22 November 2023
Tesla's price increases fuel speculation in the Chinese market
Tesla raised prices for its Model 3 and Model Y in China at the end of October, marking the third price increase within 3 weeks. Tesla may raise prices again soon. There are various...
Friday 17 November 2023
NOR flash price drops to slow, says Winbond
Price declines in NOR flash memory will moderate and narrow to less than 10% in 2024, according to Pei-Ming Chen, president of Taiwan-based Winbond Electronics.
Wednesday 15 November 2023
NAND flash price rally may slow in 1H24
NAND flash spot prices have risen substantially since late July as memory chipmakers scale back output. Prices may experience a deceleration in growth in the first half of 2024 if...
Tuesday 14 November 2023
IC design houses expect lower foundry prices in 1Q24
Pure-play foundries such as United Microelectronics (UMC), Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS), and Powerchip Semiconductor Manufacturing (PSMC) may lower their quotations...
Friday 10 November 2023
MCU suppliers see price competition stop but remain wary
Microcontroller unit (MCU) suppliers have observed a pause in price competition, but remain cautious since end market demand has yet to recover, according to industry sources.
Friday 27 October 2023
Tesla reverses China price cut, adding $2,000 to Model Y variant
Tesla Inc. raised the price of its Model Y Performance sport-utility vehicle by around $2,000 in China on Friday, according to its local website, reversing a reduction made only in...
Thursday 26 October 2023
SK Hynix DRAM biz returns to profitability in 3Q23
The memory market is still slow. Operating losses at SK Hynix continued in the third quarter of 2023, but the quarterly loss was reduced by 37.8%. Despite this, its DRAM division...
Tuesday 24 October 2023
Memory chipmakers seeking profitability
Memory chip manufacturers are currently more concerned with regaining profitability than expanding their market share, according to industry sources.
Tuesday 17 October 2023
Memory module houses brace for substantial cut in NAND wafer availability
As Samsung Electronics and other chipmakers substantially reduce their NAND flash wafer output, industry sources indicate that memory module manufacturers will have to compete on...
Friday 13 October 2023
Chinese packaging companies launch 4th round of price hikes amidst decline in LED profits
With market demand weak, LED manufacturers in both Taiwan and China are facing declines in revenue and profits in 2023. Although Chinese LED makers started to initiate price hikes...
Wednesday 4 October 2023
Price hikes for large panels end while prices for medium and smaller panels set to increase
Price hikes for larger LCD panels could come to an end in October due to order reduction from various brands. Medium and small panels like those for handsets are set to climb inste...
Monday 2 October 2023
Brands slash panel purchases to curb price hikes
Panel makers have defied the dim market outlook for this year by controlling their operating rates: prices of TV panels have risen during the year. This has been, however, met with...
Monday 2 October 2023
Memory chip vendors may struggle to profit by end-2023
Despite recent price increases for memory chips, major suppliers including Samsung Electronics, SK Hynix, Micron Technology, and Kioxia may still struggle to return to profitability...
Wednesday 20 September 2023
Why are NAND flash prices soaring?
The prices of NAND flash memory have experienced an unforeseen increase, occurring earlier than anticipated, according to industry sources.