Friday 3 May 2024
IC component suppliers divided on fresh Apple product order pull-ins
Taiwan-based suppliers of III-V compound semiconductors, PCBs, and other IC components are divided on demand forecasts for new iPhones and other Apple devices, according to industry...
Monday 29 April 2024
Win Semiconductors sees demand revival driven by phones and Wi-Fi
Steve Chen, General Manager of Corporate Administration at Win Semiconductors, the leading gallium arsenide (GaAs) wafer foundry, stated that with the increase in smartphone shipments...
Wednesday 10 April 2024
Taiwan PA suppliers see demand strengthening
Taiwan-based companies involved in the supply chain of mobile phones and wireless Power Amplifiers (PA), including foundries Win Semiconductors and Advanced Wireless Semiconductor...
Friday 1 March 2024
AI cars with LiDAR integration on the horizon, says Win Semi chairman
Against the backdrop of ongoing discussions and anticipation surrounding AI's diverse applications, Win Semiconductors Chairman Chen Chin-Tsai boldly proclaimed the inevitable emergence...
Tuesday 6 February 2024
GaAs foundry Win Semi 4Q23 fab utilization rises to 60%
Win Semiconductors, a GaAs foundry, saw its fab utilization rates rise to 60% on average in the fourth quarter of 2023, up from 50% in the previous quarter, thanks to replenishment...
Friday 26 January 2024
Upcoming flagship smartphones to drive power amplifier demand
The upcoming release of 5G and AI-capable smartphones will boost demand for Power Amplifiers (PA), benefiting industry suppliers such as Gallium Arsenide (GaAs) foundry Win Semiconductors...
Wednesday 24 January 2024
Supply chains shift to localized short chains
The US-China trade war and its geopolitical ramifications have restructured the global supply chain, transforming long chains into localized short chains.
Tuesday 9 January 2024
Taiwan PA supply chain sees strong revenue growth in 4Q23
GaAs foundries Win Semiconductors (WinSemi) and Advanced Wireless Semiconductor (AWSC), and epi-wafer supplier Visual Photonics Epitaxy Company (VPEC) have all reported double-digit...
Tuesday 7 November 2023
Taiwan's PA supply chain eyes momentum in satellite industry
With the space industry becoming a key focus for future development in Taiwan, III-V compound semiconductor companies based in Taiwan see promise for growth in niche applications...
Friday 3 November 2023
Government accepts donation of 12-inch wafer fab equipment to bolster Taiwan's chip-driven innovation
In a significant development for the 10-year Taiwan Chip-Driven Industrial Innovation Program (TCIIP), certain businesses have expressed their willingness to donate 12-inch wafer...
Friday 3 November 2023
Supply chains sense gradual recovery in Chinese smartphone market in 3Q23
In the second half of the year, the smartphone market experienced the launch of multiple new models, which has led to increased shipments from supply chains. With Chinese smartphone...
Monday 30 October 2023
AI fuels optical communication to become potential market for compound semiconductors
While the 2023 smartphone market is one filled with harsh challenges, it is coming to an end. Regarding the smartphone market after 2024, most prominent market research firms still...
Monday 30 October 2023
GaAs foundry Win Semi swings to operating profit in 3Q23
Win Semiconductors, a Taiwanese GaAs foundry, swung to net profits of NT$34 million (US$1.05 million) in the third quarter after three straight quarters of losses.
Friday 6 October 2023
Taiwan III-V IC suppliers post mixed September results
Win Semiconductors' revenue dipped 1.5% sequentially in September, while revenue at fellow gallium arsenide (GaAs) foundry Advanced Wireless Semiconductor (AWSC) climbed 7.9% on month...
Friday 15 September 2023
GaAs makers eyeing aerospace, military and satellite communications opportunities
Taiwanese gallium arsenide (GaAs) manufacturers are looking to capitalize on prospects in aerospace, defense, and satellite communications, according to industry sources.