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Friday 20 August 2021
Global light vehicle production impacts now expected well into 2022
Unlike foundries' capacity constraints impacting mainly automotive MCUs, assembly capacity constraints impact all semiconductor types including sensors, power supplies, and discretes,...
Tuesday 10 August 2021
Silicon wafer suppliers expanding capacity slowly
Capacity expansions at silicon wafer suppliers are proceeding at a pace that may not be able to keep up with foundries' aggressive capacity expansion plans, according to market sou...
Tuesday 27 July 2021
China and South Korea car makers vying for SE Asia EV market
China's Great Wall Motors and South Korea's Hyundai Motor are challenging Japan's dominance in Southeast Asia's car market.
Monday 26 July 2021
Asian countries see mixed 5G progresses
5G subscriptions are growing at a rate of about one million per day. 5G is expected to become the fastest adopted mobile generation in history, compared to 4G LTE. It is estimated...
Tuesday 20 July 2021
Taiwan maintains edge as largest base for IC wafer capacity, says IC Insights
As of December 2020, Taiwan led the world with 21.4% of global wafer capacity installed in that country, according to IC Insights. In second place was South Korea, which accounted...
Wednesday 14 July 2021
Egistec enters supply chain of Korea automakers
Fingerprint sensor specialist Egis Technology (Egistec) has reportedly entered the supply chain of South Korean automakers including Hyundai and Kia.
Tuesday 6 July 2021
South Korea has fastest 5G downloading speed among 8 Asia Pacific markets, says report
South Korea has the fastest downloading speed of 5G services at 380.5Mbps among eight key markets in Asia Pacific, followed by Taiwan, Australia and Japan, while Thailand is at the...
Monday 5 July 2021
Korea memory sales to rise 16% in 2Q21, says Digitimes Research
Samsung Electronics and SK Hynix will see their combined sales of memory products (mainly DRAM and NAND flash chips) increase 16.7% sequentially to KRW26 trillion (US$23.3 billion)...
Tuesday 29 June 2021
South Korea's handset industry is leading indicator of supply chain shift
In an effort to reduce costs and meet emerging markets' demand, Samsung has chosen to place two thirds of its global production capacity at 360 million phones near Hanoi, Vietnam...
Monday 28 June 2021
South Korea sees chip exports top US$10 billion in May
South Korea's semiconductor exports grew 24% on year to US$10.1 billion in May 2021, a report by local news agency Newsis quoted data compiled by the country's Ministry of...
Friday 11 June 2021
SK Hynix server DRAM defects send spot prices up
Spot market prices for server DRAM memory have shown a sudden rise amid speculation over a batch of SK Hynix-produced defective wafers, according to industry sources.
Wednesday 2 June 2021
Korea firms to increase capex for 5G infrastructure in 2021-2022, says Digtimes Research
The amounts of capex set by Korea's top-three telecom operators, SK Telecom (SKT), Korea Telecom (KT) and LG U+, in 2021 and 2022, respectively, will be higher than those seen in...
Friday 28 May 2021
Samsung, Chinese brands to launch new foldable smartphones in 3Q21
Samsung Electronics and Chinese handset brands, including Xiaomi, Oppo and Vivo, all plan to launch foldable smartphones in the third quarter, heating competition in the segment,...
Wednesday 26 May 2021
Apple to outpace Samsung as top buyer of smartphone AMOLED displays
Apple is expected to unseat Samsung Electronics as the largest buyer of AMOLED displays for smartphones in 2021, as new iPhones for the year reportedly will all adopt flexible AMOLED...
Monday 17 May 2021
SK Hynix to expand 8-inch foundry capacity
SK Hynix is considering feasible plans to double its foundry capacity, according to company co-CEO and vice chairman Park Jung-ho.