Out in Front
Friday 19 April 2024
NAND demand shows signs of recovery as Samsung and SK Hynix adjust production
With NAND Flash demand picking up, leading players like Samsung Electronics, SK Hynix, Kioxia, and Western Digital have started ramping up wafer production in NAND lines. However,...
Thursday 18 April 2024
Consumer electronics market remains mired in downturn as inflation persists
The consumer electronics market has remained sluggish since 2023, with no evident signs of recovery even after the first quarter of 2024, whether for smartphones, notebooks, or consumer...
Monday 15 April 2024
Global PC market saw recovery in 1Q24, but AI PC impact yet to materialize
After nearly two years of decline, the global PC market finally saw growth in the first quarter of 2024, with shipments also returning to pre-pandemic levels. However, the much-anticipated...
Friday 12 April 2024
Network equipment makers await market recovery, as high inflation impacts consumer spending
As consumer spending remains low amid high inflation in Europe and the US, network equipment makers have seen expectations for the first quarter of 2024 dashed, as demand from Europe...
Friday 5 April 2024
SK Hynix offers condolences and pledges support to Taiwan in earthquake recovery
On April 5, South Korean chipmaker SK Hynix Inc. expressed condolences to Taiwan over the April 3 deadly earthquake that hit the east coast of the island nation this week.
Tuesday 2 April 2024
Industry reads tea leaves on China consumer market recovery, AI to remain top dog
The 2024 AI hype train has steamed through exhibition halls and made an ostentious stop at the NVIDIA GTC conference.
Friday 29 March 2024
South Korea's semiconductor output rises by most in 14 years
South Korea's output of semiconductors jumped the most in 14 years in February in an indication of ongoing recovery in the country's most important industrial sector and global tech...
Friday 29 March 2024
Moderate quarterly recovery anticipated for 2nd-tier foundries
While TSMC is likely to make a strong recovery this year, other Taiwanese and second-tier wafer foundries are expected to see their operations gradually improve quarterly.
Friday 22 March 2024
2024 is the year of recovery for displays
Consumers show a penchant for larger TVs.
Friday 22 March 2024
Samsung and SK Hynix see memory businesses turn the corner in 2024
The South Korean memory industry is finally starting to recover.
Wednesday 20 March 2024
Gaming PCs forecast to recover after down year in 2023, says IDC
Global shipments for gaming PCs suffered the same fate as the overall PC market in 2023 with the gaming category declining 13.2% year-on-year to 44 million units for 2024. However,...
Thursday 14 March 2024
Chinese smartphones aid in NAND prices rebound
As NAND Flash prices gradually rebound, Samsung Electronics has also begun to increase production, with reports indicating that the utilization rate of its Xi'an factory in China...
Wednesday 13 March 2024
Bike industry 2024 outlook: giant brands optimistic, component makers cautious
The global bicycle industry is navigating a divergent path towards recovery as Giant and Merida expressed optimism for a rebound in 2024, while e-bike component manufacturers remain...
Tuesday 12 March 2024
Great expectations for AI highlight ABF pain points
The ABF substrate industry is in a quandary.
Tuesday 12 March 2024
Polarizer supplier CMMT expects modest recovery in 2024
Polarizer maker Cheng Mei Materials Technology (CMMT) expects a steady improvement in operations this year, with a stronger second half of 2024. The company is developing new applications...
Summary of Tech Supply Chain News!
Taiwan IPC makers pushing integrated services to boost profits and to see revenues grow in 2024, says DIGITIMES Research
Global smartphone shipments hit 2023 peak in 4Q23, but decelerate in 1Q24 due to seasonality, says DIGITIMES Research
Meet the analyst: Operating system in AI era will be king, says DIGITIMES Research