Thursday 22 December 2022
IC-design houses see brisk order visibility for automotive chips
Taiwan-based IC-design houses continue to see clear order visibility for automotive chips although prospects for other chips for mass-market applications remain dull.
Wednesday 14 December 2022
Foundries see stable wafer starts demand from Realtek, Megawin
Several IC design houses, such as Realtek Semiconductor and Megawin Technology, continue their pace of wafer starts at foundries which may indicate their relatively brisk business...
Monday 12 December 2022
Short of creativity and further deployment, Taiwan could lag behind China in IC design: Q&A with NYCU chair professor Chen Ke-Horng
The International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC), the largest annual event for the IC design sector, will be held February 19-23, 2023 in San Francisco. A total of 23 papers...
Friday 9 December 2022
IC design houses see shipments stall in 4Q22
Most Taiwan IC design houses have seen shipments suffer a freeze in the fourth quarter of the year, and their sales are expected to stay in low gear in the first half of 2023 amid...
Tuesday 6 December 2022
Realtek sees November revenue fall to 21-month low
Network IC specialist Realtek Semiconductor has reported revenue fell 9.8% sequentially and 20.6% on year to a 21-month low of NT$7.3 billion (US$239.3 million) in November 2022.
Friday 2 December 2022
Network IC suppliers see order visibility from China remain unclear
Order visibility from China remains unclear for Taiwan-based network IC suppliers, leading them to shift focus onto the demand in the US, according to industry sources.
Tuesday 29 November 2022
Network IC inventory swells in China
Network IC inventories held by channel distributors in China remained high, with the inventory adjustment likely to last through the second quarter of 2023, according to GMI Technology,...
Monday 7 November 2022
Foundry, backend houses see capacity utilization fall further on more LTA cancellations
In response to sharp order cuts by downstream clients, an increasing number of smaller IC designers in Taiwan, especially those focusing more on PC-related chip solutions, have canceled...
Wednesday 2 November 2022
Fabless chipmakers uncertain about replenishment demand
Fabless chipmakers expect inventories held by customers to improve significantly between the end of 2022 and first quarter of 2023, but are increasingly concerned about replenishment...
Tuesday 1 November 2022
Network IC firms remain upbeat about long-term demand
Long-term IC demand from the telecom sector remains promising, despite short-term headwinds, according to sources at network IC specialists.
Wednesday 26 October 2022
Taiwan IC design houses keen on developing AI chip solutions
Taiwan's IC design houses are spending more resources and efforts on developing AI-related applications to strengthen their competitiveness. They are keen on incorporating AI algorithms...
Friday 14 October 2022
Taiwan semiconductor development model could hardly be replicated, says Realtek VP
Taiwan's semiconductor development model, featuring good discipline among local players and strong mass production capability, is hard to be replicated in other places, but Taiwanese...
Tuesday 11 October 2022
Backend houses see shrinking demand for consumer Wi-Fi core chips in 4Q22
Wi-Fi SoC demand for consumer applications has experienced a slowdown since September and is expected to continue shrinking in the fourth quarter, which in turn is driving chip vendors...
Tuesday 11 October 2022
Realtek revenue hits 7-month low
Network IC specialist Realtek Semiconductor saw its September revenue decline 7.8% sequentially to a seven-month low of NT$9.58 billion (US$301.8 million).
Monday 19 September 2022
Taiwan IC design houses keen to develop new chips, defying headwinds
Taiwan's IC design houses including MediaTek, Novatek Microelectronics and Realtek Semiconductor have sharply increased their new development projects for the next 1-2 years despite...
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