Friday 5 January 2024
CIS firm Silicon Optronics sees 2023 revenue disappoint
CMOS image sensor company Silicon Optronics had its revenue peak for 2023 in December, but revenue for the entire year was still a disappointment.

Taiwan-based CMOS image...
Thursday 28 December 2023
Automotive CIS inventory replenishments picking up
Market sources indicated that inventory replenishments for automotive CMOS image sensors (CIS) have been accelerating, with demand prospects bullish for 2024.
Tuesday 26 December 2023
High-end security, backside illumination sensors to drive double-digit revenue surge for Silicon Optronics in 2024
Taiwan's CMOS image sensor (CIS) supplier, Silicon Optronics (SOI), anticipates a double-digit revenue increase in 2024, buoyed by strong demand for high-level security surveillance...
Friday 13 October 2023
Generative AI to drive silicon photonics CPO penetration in next-gen data center solutions
Generative AI has driven the demand for high-performance computing (HPC) and high-speed transmission, which in turn is adding development momentum to silicon photonics optical communication...
Wednesday 4 October 2023
Soitec opens new fab, seeking to bring SmartSiC technology as future EV standard
Soitec, a French semiconductor company specialized in engineered substrates, has inaugurated its new plant in Bernin, France, on Sep. 28, in the presence of Thierry Breton, European...
Friday 25 August 2023
Silicon Optronics looks to BSI sensors for profit growth
CMOS image sensor (CIS) supplier Silicon Optronics (SOI) has observed that customer inventory correction have gone on longer than anticipated in 2023 and plans to place a greater...
Thursday 19 January 2023
China semiconductor players join FD-SOI process bandwagon
A number of China semiconductor firms are keen to invest in a Chinese startup foundry that is dedicated to developing FD-SOI (fully depleted silicon on insulator) process technology,...
Wednesday 21 December 2022
Taiwan CIS suppliers brace for weak 1H23
Taiwan-based CMOS image sensor suppliers PixArt Imaging and Silicon Optronics expect sales to remain flat in the first half of 2023 before bracing for a significant pick-up in the...
Thursday 5 May 2022
GF strikes US$117 million supply agreement with US Department of Defense
GlobalFoundries has announced a US$117 million agreement with the US Department of Defense (DoD) to provide a strategic supply of US-made semiconductors that are critical to national...
Thursday 25 November 2021
Nuvoton intros battery monitoring ICs for next-gen vehicles
MCU specialist Nuvoton Technology has expanded its product portfolio to include battery monitoring ICs for next-generation vehicles, and is set to enter volume production of such...
Tuesday 8 June 2021
GF, GlobalWafers extend partnership
Globalfoundries has announced that the foundry and silicon wafer supplier GlobalWafers have struck a US$800 million agreement to add 300mm silicon-on-insulator (SOI) wafer manufacturing...
Monday 25 January 2021
CIS chip suppliers tapping lucrative automotive, surveillance sectors
CMOS image sensor (CIS) suppliers are shifting their marketing strategies to focus more on automotive and surveillance applications seeking to ramp up profitability, according to...
Friday 6 November 2020
GF, Soitec announce RF-SOI wafer supply agreement
Globalfoundries and Soitec have announced a multi-year supply agreement for 300mm radio frequency silicon-on-insulator (RF-SOI) wafers.
Thursday 14 May 2020
Short lead-time orders for smartphone CIS devices emerging
Taiwan-based IC distributors have recently received an influx of short lead-time orders for CMOS image sensors (CIS) from the smartphone sector in China, with prospects of landing...
Friday 24 April 2020
China pushing for homegrown silicon wafer sector
China has stepped up the development of its homegrown silicon wafer sector as part of the country's ambitions to achieve self-sufficiency in chips. The National Silicon Industry Group...