Cryptocurrency mining
The cryptocurrency mining fever is benefiting many companies in Taiwan's IT and semiconductor supply chains.
Thursday 18 July 2019
Skeptics question report about Bitmain resuming 7nm chip orders
China-based Bitmain Technologies has reportedly placed around US$300 million worth of orders with TSMC for processing 30,000 wafers on 7nm node amid speculated sharp increase in demand...
Wednesday 10 July 2019
Taiwan mobo makers strive for diversification
Taiwan-based motherboard and graphics card makers continue to diversify their offerings to mitigate the impact of sluggish PC and notebook market growth.
Friday 5 July 2019
Backend firms see pickup in short lead-time orders for mining ASICs
Backend houses have seen a pickup in short lead-time orders for crypto mining ASICs recently, driven by significant upturn of Bitcoin prices, according to industry sources.
Tuesday 25 June 2019
Taiwan crypto-mining supply chain not benefiting from Bitcoin resurgence
Despite the recent resurgence in Bitcoin prices, neither graphics card makers or ASIC suppliers in Taiwan have seen a rebound of orders from the cryptocurrency mining sector, according...
Tuesday 25 June 2019
The future of machine economy: Q&A with IOTA Foundation co-founder Dominik Schiener and BiiLabs CEO Lman Chu
IOTA Foundation, a German blockchain NPO, announced on May 17 that it is setting aside US$2 million to set up an IOTA Ecosystem Fund to support developers. The announcement has caught...
Wednesday 13 February 2019
Taiwan cryptocurrency mining supply chain to see sales drop in 1Q19
Taiwan-based graphics card players, Nvidia and semiconductor players including Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), Global Unichip and Faraday Technology are expected...
Friday 30 March 2018
TSMC revenues to rebound in March
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is expected to see its March revenues rebound to over NT$100 billion (US$3.43 billion), driven by a ramp-up of 16nm and 12nm chip...
Thursday 15 March 2018
TSMC seeing tight capacity for cryptocurrency mining chips
TSMC's 16nm and 12nm process production capacity has been tight in the first quarter of 2018 driven by strong demand for GPUs and ASICs for cryptocurrency mining, according to industry...
Tuesday 13 March 2018
Nvidia wary of possible cryptocurrency demand drop
GPU demand from the cryptocurrency mining industry is showing signs of slowdown recently and Nvidia has started taking measures to minimize possible damage, according to some market...
Wednesday 31 January 2018
Samsung reportedly enters volume production for Bitcoin mining ASIC
Samsung has reportedly been contracted by a China-based firm to fabricate Bitcoin mining ASICs with volume production already kicking off in January.
Tuesday 30 January 2018
Cryptocurrency mining, AI applications to drive up demand for analog, MOSFET chips
Taiwan-based suppliers of analog ICs, MOSFET chips and protection components are braced for strong shipment growths in the first quarter of 2018 as demand for graphics cards for cryptocurrency...
Tuesday 30 January 2018
Taiwan IC packagers to cash in on mining craze in 2018
Taiwan IC backend service providers including Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE), Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL) and King Yuan Electronics (KYE), are upbeat about their...
Tuesday 30 January 2018
TSMC lands big orders for mining ASICs from Bitmain
Taiwan semiconductor firms will see major revenue boosts from the global cryptocurrency mining craze in 2018, as Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has landed sizable...
Thursday 19 October 2017
Graphics card vendors upbeat about crytocurrency mining
As the values for some major cryptocurrencies continue rising and prolonging related graphics card demand, graphics card vendors, including Asustek Computer who was originally conservative...
Thursday 27 July 2017
Graphics card shortages ease as cryptocurrency mining fad subsides
With the cryptocurrency mining fad starting to subside, graphics card shortages have already eased and prices dropped back to normal levels, according to sources from graphics card...