Friday 28 April 2023
AIC sees record performances in 1Q23 revenues and profits
Power management IC (PMIC) supplier Analog Integrations (AIC) reported consolidated revenues of NT$407 million (US$13.12 million) for the first quarter of 2023, up 30% sequentially...
Friday 28 April 2023
New processors supporting DDR5 to stimulate PMIC demand in 2024
The latest Intel and Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) processors supporting the DDR5 memory specification are unlikely to stimulate related power management IC (PMIC) demand until 2024,...
Wednesday 26 April 2023
Server DDR5 prices to drop 13–18% in 2Q23
New server platforms, such as Intel Sapphire Rapids and AMD Genoa, are about to enter mass production. However, recent market reports indicate a PMIC compatibility issue with server...
Tuesday 11 April 2023
Taiwan-based PMIC makers see March performance rebound
Taiwan-based power management IC (PMIC) manufacturers noted that shipments have recovered in the first quarter of 2023, after witnessing a sharp decline in demand in the second half...
Thursday 30 March 2023
HPC applications most promising future outlet for IC designers in Taiwan
Taiwan's IC design industry has reached a critical crossroads, with an unclear development direction, worsening talent shortage, confusing government policies, and shrinking academic...
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...
Friday 17 March 2023
PMIC vendor M3Tek expects sales recovery in 2H23
Power management IC company M3 Technology (M3Tek) may see another sequential revenue drop of 10-15% in the first quarter of 2023, but revenue will likely recover in the second half...
Thursday 16 March 2023
DDR5 penetration stalls, delaying demand for related PMIC
Since PCs and servers are adopting DDR5 memory more slowly than anticipated, related conventional power management IC (PMIC) demand is unlikely to increase with improved visibility...
Tuesday 21 February 2023
VIS posts record profit in 2022 despite weak 4Q
Specialty IC foundry Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) saw its net profits fall to a seven-quarter low of NT$2.48 billion (US$81.5 million) in the fourth quarter of 2022,...
Tuesday 21 February 2023
PMIC suppliers' gross margins remain under pressure
Taiwan-based power management IC (PMIC) suppliers will continue to see their gross margins erode in the coming quarters, according to industry sources.
Tuesday 21 February 2023
PWM IC firm uPI expects further revenue and profit declines in 1Q23
Taiwan-based uPI Semiconductor, an Asustek Computer affiliate specializing in power management ICs (PMIC), expects further drops in revenue and profits in the first quarter of 2023...
Tuesday 14 February 2023
PMIC supplier GMT says inventory depletion has peaked
For Global Mixed-mode Technology (GMT), a power management IC (PMIC) product specialist, the persistent inventory depletion in the IC industry has peaked, with the traditional seasonal...
Wednesday 1 February 2023
Taiwan PMIC suppliers turn more cautious
With Texas Instruments (TI) seeing its chip inventories swell, Taiwan-based power management IC (PMIC) suppliers have become more cautious about their sales prospects for the first...
Monday 30 January 2023
Onsemi, Volkswagen team up for EV inverters
Onsemi has signed a strategic agreement with German automaker Volkswagen (VW) to provide modules and semiconductors that enable a complete electric vehicle (EV) traction inverter...
Wednesday 25 January 2023
VIS lands increasing orders from China, US, Europe on geopolitical effects
Taiwan's pure-play foundry Vanguard International Manufacturing (VIS) continues to benefit from geopolitical effects, winning more shifted orders from clients in China and the US...