Tuesday 5 December 2023
Taiwan-based manufacturing titans make bold pivots in the age of AI and semiconductors
The dynamic shifts in industrial competition have spurred I-Hau Yeh, Chairman of ELAN Microelectronics, to emphasize that innovation necessitates overcoming challenges across various...
Monday 4 December 2023
Weekly news roundup: Semiconductors headed toward strong 2024 and other top stories
The following articles were the most-read news during the week of Nov 27-December 1:
Tuesday 28 November 2023
EV Watch 4Q23: Review of Hon Hai Tech Day 23


Monday 27 November 2023
Semiconductors headed toward strong 2024
The global semiconductor industry will grow 3% sequentially in the fourth quarter, bringing the annual growth to 6% in the fourth quarter of 2023 and laying the foundation for the...
Friday 24 November 2023
China eases export controls on compound semiconductors, bringing relief to LED makers
China's recent relaxation of export controls on semiconductor materials like indium and germanium, effective from November 1, has alleviated the challenges faced by LED makers such...
Monday 20 November 2023
Dive into dopant diffusion in semiconductors: Q&A with Atomera CTO Robert Mears
During an email interview, Atomera founder and CTO Robert Mears discussed how dopant diffusion affects chipmaking and options for delving into the dopant diffusion process to accomplish...
Friday 17 November 2023
Foxconn foresees battery industry outpacing semiconductors by 2040
The world's largest electronics contract manufacturer is investing heavily in the development of Taiwan's battery industry. Troy Wu, head of battery strategy at Foxconn, recently...
Wednesday 15 November 2023
Supply Chain Summit: Ajai Chowdhry points to compound semiconductors as key focus for India
At the opening ceremony of the Supply Chain Summit co-organized by DIGITIMES and the India-Taipei Association (ITA) on November 14, Ajai Chowdhry, founder of HCL and chairman of EPIC...
Wednesday 15 November 2023
Handset semiconductors will break the four-year shipment dry spell in 2024
There have been signs that the four top applications of semiconductors (handsets, servers, vehicles, notebooks, and personal computers) have risen out of their slump despite no noticeable...
Friday 10 November 2023
Onsemi to launch in-house production of CMOS image sensors in 2024
Onsemi, a prominent US IDM, has unveiled its strategic shift, planning to initiate in-house production of CMOS image sensors (CIS) in 2024, marking a significant departure from its...
Monday 6 November 2023
India's MosChip under new CEO eyes expansion into new verticals and global markets
India-headquartered semiconductor and system design services company MosChip Technologies recently announced the appointment of Srinivasa Rao Kakumanu as the new CEO and MD. In a...
Monday 30 October 2023
AI fuels optical communication to become potential market for compound semiconductors
While the 2023 smartphone market is one filled with harsh challenges, it is coming to an end. Regarding the smartphone market after 2024, most prominent market research firms still...
Friday 27 October 2023
SiC, GaN to be GlobalWafers' next acquisition targets
GlobalWafers, which has grown its business through a series of acquisitions since 2008, is looking to acquire silicon carbide (SiC) and gallium nitride (GaN) compound semiconductor...
Thursday 26 October 2023
SMIC reportedly uses ASML tools for Huawei smartphone chip
A move that has sparked concerns in the US is the claim that China's Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) already used ASML equipment to build an advanced processor for...
Tuesday 24 October 2023
India sets up research centers for semiconductors and photonics
India plans to set up a research institute for semiconductors and an R&D center for photonics, looking to gain experience from the US, Taiwan, and Europe in the chip sector.