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Thursday 11 April 2024
What are former top smartphone brands doing now?
As smartphone sales become concentrated on a handful of brands, many former major players in the sector have transitioned and moved on to new opportunities through business model...
Wednesday 3 April 2024
No winners in post-pandemic gaming market as industry-wide struggles continue
The three major gaming console manufacturers, Nintendo, Sony, and Microsoft, have seen their gaming businesses face numerous challenges in the post-pandemic era. One of the contributing...
Wednesday 3 April 2024
EgisTec to acquire Japanese IP company Curious
Taiwan-based IC design house Egis Technology (EgisTec) has announced plans to acquire Curious, a Japan-based IP and fabless chipmaker, in a share swap transaction valued at NT$525...
Friday 29 March 2024
Sony opens new CMOS image sensor fab in Thailand
Sony inaugurated an expanded facility in central Thailand, which will make automotive CMOS image sensors (CIS), OLED display components for digital cameras, and laser diodes for high-capacity...
Monday 18 March 2024
Sony hits pause on PSVR2 production as unsold inventory piles up
Sony Group Corp. has paused production of its PSVR2 headset until it clears a backlog of unsold units, according to people familiar with its plans, adding to doubts about the appeal...
Thursday 7 March 2024
First BEV jointly made by Sony and Honda will adopt KDDI's telecommunication platform
Sony Honda Mobility, a joint venture between Sony and Honda, will begin selling the Afeela, a battery EV, in 2025. KDDI, a Japan-based telecommunication operator, will support the...
Monday 4 March 2024
As mobile industry giants arrive at the EV ball Apple pulls a Houdini
Apple left the building before the EV party started.
Friday 1 March 2024
Sony's gaming business to lay off 8% of employees amidst weak PS5 sales
Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE), the gaming subsidiary under the Sony Group, announced that it will lay off 900 employees, around 8% of SIE's total staff. The main reasons include...
Monday 26 February 2024
Morris Chang: JASM will improve chip resiliency and start a semiconductor Renaissance in Japan
Japan Advanced Semiconductor Manufacturing, Inc. (JASM), a majority-owned subsidiary of TSMC, held the opening ceremony of its first fab in Kumamoto on February 24, 2024. It has created...
Friday 23 February 2024
How Japan pulled off an early victory in the race to make more chips
When Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. unveiled plans to begin building a new chip fabrication facility in Japan in 2022 and start production in 2024, it looked like an implausibly...
Monday 19 February 2024
Sony lowers PS5 sales goal amid record CIS shipments
At its latest earnings call event, Sony revealed a downward adjustment to its sales goal for the PlayStation 5 (PS5) console while reporting a new high in CMOS image sensor (CIS)...
Thursday 15 February 2024
Why TSMC may have different strategies in Japan and Arizona? Q&A with former TSMC General Counsel Richard Thurston
Asia Pacific (Japan, Korea, Taiwan, China, and Singapore) accounts for 84% of global chip exports and is home to 10 of the 16 semiconductor exporters and the top six suppliers, which...
Friday 9 February 2024
Sony targets disabled players gaming market with novel control interface
Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) is targeting games for the disabled market.
Wednesday 7 February 2024
Panasonic sells its VR/AR equipment startup due to lack of gaming console platform
Panasonic has decided to sell Shiftall, its subsidiary responsible for VR head-mounted display (HMD) development, on February 1, 2024. Panasonic, alongside Sharp and Sony, were all...
Wednesday 7 February 2024
TSMC discloses plan for 2nd fab in Japan
TSMC has announced plans for a second wafer fab through Japan Advanced Semiconductor Manufacturing (JASM), a joint venture between the Taiwan-based pure-play foundry and its Japanese...
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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