Texas Instrutments has given a less optimistic outlook for the third quarter of 2021, but industry sources have claimed that TI still sees prolonged lead times. TSMC has disclosed it is in early talks with clients about the feasibility of constructing a fab in Germany, and industry observers say such a fab could be a boost to Europe's car supply chain. DIGITIMES Asia president Colley Hwang has just published the first of his latest series of analysis of the global IT supply chain.
Passive component vendor Yageo has expressed optimism about its operations in the third quarter of 2021, citing stable growth in demand for automotive and industrial applications.
SK Hynix has reported net profits surged 100% sequentially and 57% on year to KRW1.99 trillion (US$1.73 billion) in the second quarter of 2021.
MCU firm Holtek Semiconductor expects to post revenue growth through the fourth quarter of 2021 with handsome profits, thanks to bullish product ASPs.
Networking IC specialist Realtek Semiconductor has said that it remains guardedly optimistic about its business prospects for the third quarter of 2021 as demand for its products across the board remains robust.
Intel has revealed the roadmap of its process and packaging innovations that will power the next wave of products through 2025 and beyond.
Career Technology, which specializes in flexible PCBs, has seen shipments for consumer electronics products ramp up thanks to seasonal factors. Shipments for handsets, notebooks and other devices enabling stay-at-home initiatives are also expected to grow and drive its revenue growth in the second half of this year, according to the company.
SEMICON Taiwan 2021 has announced that starting from September, five online technology forums will be held as a prelude to its physical exhibition, which has been rescheduled to December. A spike in COVID-19 infections locally in Taiwan prompted the organization to postpone its physical event.
TSMC is evaluating the feasibility of building more fabs overseas fabs, including Germany, according to the foundry house's chairman. Strong demand and tight capacity are sending foundry quotes rising. UMC is mulling raising service fees further by 10-15% in first-quarter 2022 for 40nm process. MIH CEO Jack Cheng believes the Foxconn-led open platofrm for EV development is revolutionzing the car industry.
Chang Wah Electomaterials (CWE), after building a solid presence in the distribution of semiconductor materials, is on track to transform into a manufacturer of diverse materials including even front-end process solutions.
TSMC is in the early stages of discussions with clients over the feasibility of setting up a new fab in Germany, chairman Mark Liu told shareholders at the company's annual general meeting on July 26.