Monday 25 September 2023
Weekly news roundup: Qualcomm Shanghai's layoff rumor and other top stories
These are the most-read articles during the week of September 18-22
Thursday 24 August 2023
Speculation arises about MediaTek being customer of Intel 18A
Speculation has emerged that Intel's expanding fab site in Oregon will serve as a foundry for MediaTek using the Intel 18A technology, with production beginning as early as 2025.
Wednesday 5 October 2022
TSMC negotiating lower prices with suppliers
TSMC has started negotiating prices with its equipment and materials suppliers for 2023, eyeing price drops of at least 10%, according to industry sources.
Friday 9 July 2021
Samsung reportedly reconsidering smartphones with vapor chambers
Samsung Electronics reportedly is reconsidering adopting vapor chambers for its new smartphones for 2022, which could benefit cooling solution providers' sales, according to sources...
Friday 10 July 2020
Luxshare reportedly looking to buy iPhone manufacturing plant from Wistron
China-based Luxshare Precision Industry is reportedly seeking to acquire a plant that is used to manufacture iPhones in China from Taiwan-based Wistron, according to industry sourc...
Thursday 4 June 2020
PCB orders for datacenter servers to stay robust in 3Q20
In response to the upstream supply chain rumor claimed that several key datacenter players have slowed down the pull-ins of their server component order recently, sources from PCB...
Wednesday 6 May 2020
Catcher reportedly mulling setting up factory site in Southeast Asia
Chassis maker Catcher Technology with manufacturing operations mainly in China reportedly is evaluating the feasibility of setting up a new plant in Southeast Asia to cope with Apple's...
Friday 12 July 2019
Topco says it sells Japan-sourced photoresist to clients only in Taiwan, China
Taiwan-based Topco Scientific, a distributor of semiconductor materials, has clarified that it will supply Japan-sourced photoresist and other related semiconductor materials to clients...
Wednesday 3 July 2019
Nintendo reportedly shifts part of Switch production to Vietnam
Nintendo is said to have relocated a small portion of its Switch console manufacturing to Vietnam while still keeping most of its production lines in China, according to industry...
Friday 21 June 2019
Intel to slash desktop processor prices by up to 15%
Intel is planning to cut prices of its eighth- and ninth-generation desktop processors by 10-15% and has already notified its downstream PC and motherboard partners, according to...
Thursday 20 June 2019
Asustek reportedly suspends development of robots
Asustek Computer has reportedly suspended R&D of its robot projects and devoted more efforts to developing AIoT products.
Friday 15 February 2019
Asustek, Razer reportedly to seek cooperation with Tencent for gaming smartphones
Asustek Computer reportedly has been in talk with China-based mobile game distributor Tencent to release a gaming smartphone that supports Tencent's games, but has recently encountered...
Friday 28 September 2018
Asustek dismisses layoff rumor
Asustek Compouter has dismissed a recent media report that claimed the company was ready to axe half of its gaming department's personnel with at least 300 employees to be affected,...
Friday 8 December 2017
Component demand for iPhone X weakening, say sources
Despite having enjoyed a surge in orders for the iPhone X in September and October, sources from the upstream component supply chain saw their shipments for iPhone devices weaken...
Friday 17 November 2017
Samsung to continue adopting heat pipes for smartphones in 2018
Despite the recent market rumors indicating that Samsung Electronics may stop using heat pipes for its new smartphones in 2018, sources from upstream supply chain players have pointed...