Wednesday 15 September 2021
Vanchip tapping Wi-Fi 6 RF FEM market
China-based Vanchip Technologies, a subsidiary of MediaTek, is partnering with IC distributor WPG and GaAs foundry Win Semiconductors to promote its Wi-Fi 6 RF front-end modules (RF...
Friday 3 September 2021
GaAs foundry AWSC mulls price hike
GaAs foundry Advanced Wireless Semiconductor Company (AWSC), which already made upward adjustments in its quotes earlier this year, is mulling another price hikes in the first half...
Thursday 15 July 2021
GaAs IC firms to see strong PA demand for 5G handsets,Wi-Fi 6E devices in 2H21
GaAs IC foundries Win Semiconductors and Advanced Wireless Semiconductor Company (AWSC), and GaAs epi-wafer supplier Visual Photonics Epitaxy Company (VPEC) are all poised to log...
Tuesday 6 July 2021
KYEC to regain growth in 3Q21 after 31% revenue fall in June
Taiwan's dedicated IC testing house King Yuan Electronics (KYEC) will see its business operations return to a growth track in the third quarter of the year after its June revenues...
Thursday 1 July 2021
Skyworks to increase outsourcing for PA orders from China
Skyworks will be stepping up its RF power amplifier (PA) production outsourcing to Taiwanese partners to fulfill orders placed by China-based smartphone vendors, while providing its...
Monday 7 June 2021
MediaTek reiterates guidance despite impact of KYEC fab suspension
MediaTek, a major customer of OSAT King Yuan Electronics (KYEC) which halted its chip production for two days due to a cluster of COVID-19 infections at its factory site in northern...
Friday 4 June 2021
Texas Instruments remains top analog IC supplier
With analog sales of US$10.9 billion and 19% marketshare, Texas Instruments (TI) maintained its firm grip as the leading supplier of analog devices in 2020, according to IC Insights...
Monday 26 April 2021
Skyworks new acquisition deal to benefit partners in Taiwan
US-based RF chips vendor Skyworks has announced plans to acquire Silicon Labs' infrastructure and automotive business for US$2.75 billion, highlighting its efforts to better explore...
Thursday 11 March 2021
IC distributors to enjoy strong 1Q21
Taiwan-based IC distributors WPG, WT Microelectronics, Edom Technology and Supreme Electronics are poised to enjoy a particularly strong first quarter of 2021, after reporting brisk...
Monday 22 February 2021
Qualcomm gearing up to cement capacity support from Taiwan partners
Qualcomm has been gearing up to seek multiple supply sources for both silicon-based and III-V semiconductors amid increasingly tight capacity at the global IC value chain, and reportedly...
Wednesday 13 January 2021
III-V IC players enjoy high capacity utilization for 5G, Wi-Fi 6 applications
Taiwan's III-V IC firms including GaAs foundries Win Semiconductors and Advanced Wireless Semiconductor (AWSC) as well as epi-wafer suppliers Visual Photonics Epitaxy (VPEC) and Intelligent...
Monday 23 November 2020
ASE Technology to raise backend service quotes by 5-10% in 1Q21
Taiwan's top OSAT firm ASE Technology will hike backend service quotes by 5-10% starting first-quarter 2021 to reflect increased cost and tight capacity supply for some products,...
Tuesday 17 November 2020
Components demand for iPhone 12 Pro series gaining momentum
Component shipment momentum for iPhone 12 series continues to strengthen, with order visibility for VCM (voice coil motor) components for iPhone 12 Pro and Pro Max models clear through...
Tuesday 3 November 2020
4G SoCs, handset PAs in short supply at distributors
The supply of 4G SoCs and PA components for both 4G and 5G models are falling short of demand, but may ease by the end of 2020, according to IC distribution sources.
Monday 2 November 2020
Taiwan GaAs supply chain, IDMs gearing up for Wi-Fi 6 boom
The Wi-Fi 6 penetration rate is likely to advance to 50-60% in 2021 with the latest wireless communication standard increasingly adopted for handsets, routers and notebooks, prompting...