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Wednesday 2 March 2022
Semiconductor industry capex to surge 24% in 2022
After surging 36% in 2021, semiconductor industry capital spending is forecast to jump 24% in 2022 to a new all-time high of US$190.4 billion, according to IC Insights.
Thursday 24 February 2022
Automotive MCU prices to rally further by 15-20% in 2Q22
Automotive MCU prices are expected to rise by another 15-20% in the second quarter of 2022 due to supply-side constraints, according to sources at related IC distributors.
Thursday 17 February 2022
Foundry customers reluctant to accept further price increases
Pure-play foundries, particularly second-tier players who have raised their quotes since late 2020, are seeing their fabless clients become increasingly reluctant to accept further...
Thursday 18 November 2021
TI to kick off new 12-inch fabs construction in 2022
Texas Instruments (TI) has announced plans to begin construction next year on its new 300-millimeter semiconductor wafer fabs in Sherman, Texas.
Thursday 11 November 2021
Highlight of the day: TI reportedly slow in expanding production
Pure-play foundry houses have been keen on expanding fab capacity, but the notebook industry continues to see serious chip shortage. Some industry sources are blaming Texas...
Thursday 11 November 2021
IC shortage unlikely to ease until TI ramps up output
The global IC shortage is unlikely to ease until Texas Instruments scales up its output, according to sources in the notebook industry, which see supply-side constraints caused mainly...
Wednesday 3 November 2021
TI uses low quiescent current to address power consumption in IoT devices
The introduction of low quiescent current technology is imminent, according to Troy Coleman, vice president and general manager of the power switch, interface and lighting division...
Tuesday 2 November 2021
Highlights of the day: GaN drives the future of EV components
Third-generation gallium nitride (GaN) and silicon carbide (SiC) semiconductors are competing for use in power devices...
Tuesday 2 November 2021
GaN and SiC compete in the EV market
Third-generation gallium nitride (GaN) and silicon carbide (SiC) semiconductors are competing for use in power devices in future cars. While SiC has taken the lead thanks to Tesla,...
Thursday 21 October 2021
IC design houses see clients increasingly reluctant to accept price hikes
Taiwan-based IC design houses, particularly those engaged in consumer ICs, have come under increasing pressure to maintain their quotes for 2022 as customers are more reluctant to...
Thursday 21 October 2021
Automotive IDMs to raise chip prices by 10-20% in 2022
Automotive IDMs have notified their clients about 10-20% price hikes for their chips starting 2022 as they continue to face mounting costs for raw materials, according to industry...
Thursday 14 October 2021
Component suppliers see no cutback in orders for iPhone 13
Component suppliers for Apple's new iPhones have seen no cutback in orders thus far this year, in contrast to a media report indicating Apple may slash its projected iPhone 13 production...
Friday 1 October 2021
STMicro, Xilinx to raise chip prices in 4Q21
STMicroelectronics and Xilinx have both notified their clients about price increases for their chip solutions starting the fourth quarter of 2021, which is expected to fuel a new...
Friday 24 September 2021
IDMs step up deployments in GaN, SiC devices
IDMs including TI, Infineon, STMicroelectronics and Microchip have all stepped up their deployments in the market for power devices using GaN, SiC and other third-generation semiconductor...
Wednesday 15 September 2021
TI, Onsemi raise analog chip prices, peers in Taiwan to follow suit
Analog chip vendors Texas Instruments (TI) and Onsemi have both made upward adjustments in their chip prices as delivery lead times have been prolonged to over six months, and their...
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