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Outbreak impact: Semiconductor
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Friday 22 May 2020
Handset lens sensor shipments to drop in 2Q20
Sensor shipments for handset camera lens are expected to drop further in the second quarter of 2020, due to a plunge in end-market demand and excess inventory in the supply chain,...
Friday 22 May 2020
China to fall far short of IC self-sufficiency goal
IC production in China represented 15.7% of its US$125 billion IC market in 2019, up only slightly from 15.1% five years earlier in 2014, according to IC Insights. The share is forecast...
Friday 22 May 2020
Taiwan semiconductor output value to grow in 2020
The output value of Taiwan's semiconductor industry is forecast to increase 4-5.7% in 2020, despite headwinds from the coronavirus pandemic, according to the government-sponsored...
Friday 22 May 2020
Semiconductor equipment billings stay above US$2 billion
Billings among North American manufacturers of semiconductor production equipment stayed above US$2 billion for the seventh consecutive month in April 2020, according to SEMI.
Thursday 21 May 2020
Graphics card makers see shipments boom
Graphics card manufacturers including Asustek Computer, Micro-Star International (MSI) and Gigabyte Technology are expected to see their shipments continue ramping up and grow through...
Thursday 21 May 2020
NAND flash contract prices to stay flat in 3Q20
NAND flash memory contract prices are expected to stay flat in the third quarter, as demand for notebooks remains stable, according to Wallace Kou, president and CEO of Silicon Motion...
Thursday 14 May 2020
Phison remains upbeat about 2020 profit
Flash device controller supplier and module maker Phison Electronics remains optimistic about its profit performance this year, despite challenges arising from the coronavirus pand...
Thursday 14 May 2020
Short lead-time orders for smartphone CIS devices emerging
Taiwan-based IC distributors have recently received an influx of short lead-time orders for CMOS image sensors (CIS) from the smartphone sector in China, with prospects of landing...
Thursday 14 May 2020
Healthcare MCU suppliers get more 8-inch foundry support
Taiwan-based MCU suppliers have gained more capacity support from their 8-inch foundry partners, allowing them to significantly ramp up shipments for forehead thermometers and other...
Thursday 14 May 2020
PCB maker GCE swings to profit in 1Q20
Taiwan-based Gold Circuit Electronics (GCE), specialized in high-end PCBs for servers, notebooks and networking applications, swung to net profits of NT$399 million (US$13.3 million)...
Thursday 14 May 2020
China automotive components demand to drop 20-30% in 2Q20
Automotive components demand in China is expected to drop 20-30% on year in second-quarter 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, despite a sequential rebound from the lows in the...
Thursday 14 May 2020
Components and labor shortages continue to haunt server supply chain
Despite clients' strong short lead-time orders, the server supply chain is currently facing shortages of both components and labor, hindering their shipments in the second quarter,...
Wednesday 13 May 2020
Macronix cautious about 3Q20
Macronix International's growth in the third quarter of 2020 may not enjoy peak seasonal effects as seen in past years, due to growing economic uncertainty arising from the coronavirus...
Wednesday 13 May 2020
Commercial notebook chips order visibility clear through 3Q20
Taiwan-based IC design houses continue to see an influx of additional orders from major brand vendors, with clear order visibility for diverse niche and peripheral chips extending...
Wednesday 13 May 2020
VCSEL chips demand on track for stable expansion
VCSEL (vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser) chip demand for 5G base station equipment, networking devices and even optical communications applications has got on track for stable...