Thursday 21 March 2024
Weltrend expects over 50% shipment hike in motor IC shipments
IC design company Weltrend Semiconductor expects its motor controller shipments to rise over 50% in 2024, propelled by robust thermal dissipation demand for AI servers.
Wednesday 21 February 2024
Taiwan motor driver IC suppliers gearing up for heat dissipation boom
Taiwan-based motor driver IC suppliers are seeing a surge in demand for related motor driver chips as the need for heat dissipation in cloud servers and edge IT devices increases.
Thursday 30 November 2023
Anticipating demand recovery in 2024, IC companies employ diverse strategies
Although the general economy still shows no signs of recovery, semiconductor industry experts expect at least some renewed demand in the market for 2024. With chip inventories returning...
Monday 25 September 2023
Taiwan USB interface suppliers concerned more about Type-C adoption in notebooks than iPhones
The iPhone 15 series has officially adopted the USB Type-C interface in compliance with EU policies, which is widely believed to benefit Taiwan's high-speed transmission interface...
Tuesday 19 September 2023
Weltrend eyes growth in 2024 with USB-PD and motor driver chips
IC design company Weltrend Semiconductor has seen operations recover quarter by quarter as it moves inventory at a healthy pace. The company sees promising futures for both its main...
Friday 10 March 2023
USB chip demand promising
A wave of USB interface upgrades, as well as a potential PC replenishment later this year, will drive demand for USB device chips in 2023, according to industry sources in Taiwan.
Thursday 9 March 2023
Weltrend upbeat about demand prospects in 2H23
Weltrend Semiconductor, specializing in USB power delivery (PD) controller chips, expects demand for its PD chips and other power management ICs (PMIC) to pick up in the second half...
Wednesday 1 February 2023
MCU price war lingers in 1H23 as makers continue inventory depletion
A price war between Taiwanese and Chinese suppliers of MCUs for consumer applications will persist in the first half of 2023 as they remain under pressure to trim inventories amid...
Thursday 19 January 2023
High-speed transmission interface chip demand to rebound in 2H23
Taiwan's fabless makers of high-speed transmission interface ICs are expected to embrace a sure recovery in market demand in the second half of 2023, though they are still under inventory...
Friday 9 December 2022
IC design houses see shipments stall in 4Q22
Most Taiwan IC design houses have seen shipments suffer a freeze in the fourth quarter of the year, and their sales are expected to stay in low gear in the first half of 2023 amid...
Friday 26 August 2022
Weltrend upbeat about USB PD controller demand
Weltrend Semiconductor has expressed optimism about USB power delivery (PD) controller chip demand, particularly for USB PD 3.1 devices, according to company president Tony Lin.
Wednesday 13 April 2022
Lead times for automotive and industrial MCUs from IDMs still long
Delivery lead times for automotive and industrial MCUs from international IDMs are still long reaching at least 30 weeks or even more than one year, while Taiwan makers are gearing...
Thursday 10 March 2022
MCU, MOSFET makers gearing up for consumer GaN charger boom
With Apple reportedly designing its new 30W GaN charger with a new form factor, Taiwan-based MCU and power MOSFET suppliers are gearing up for a consumer GaN charger demand boom,...
Wednesday 9 February 2022
Taiwan firms put increased focus on high-ASP MCUs
Taiwan-based microcontroller companies including Nuvoton Technology and Weltrend Semiconductor intend to put increased focus on high-ASP (average selling price) products while reducing...
Thursday 27 January 2022
Andes RISC-V SoC shipments top 3 billion units in 2021
Shipments for SoC chips adopting Andes Technology's processor IPs topped three billion units in 2021, representing a 2017-2021 CAGR of 50%, according to Frankwell Lin, chairman and...