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Monday 25 October 2021
Chromebook gaining ground beyond education segment
Demand for education-use Chromebooks has waned significantly in most markets except for the US, but overall Chromebook shipments are expected to maintain a stronger momentum than...
Monday 25 October 2021
OSATs to see strong backend orders for car-use MCUs in 2022-2023
International IDMs are set to raise quotes for automotive MCUs in 2022, and their backend partners in Taiwan are all expected to sustain robust backend momentum through 2022-2023...
Monday 25 October 2021
LCD monitors 20-30% short of demand, says Acer
Demand for LCD monitors supporting remote working and learning in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic remains strong, but the retail market sees a 20-30% shortage in supply, according...
Friday 22 October 2021
Apple may extend miniLED backlighting to MacBook Air in 2022
Apple is showing its preference for miniLED backlighting for high-end notebooks and tablets, and Apple is likely to adopt such backlighting for 13.3-inch MacBook Air to be launched...
Friday 22 October 2021
China automaker Geely considers developing ICs in-house
China's Geely Automobile Holdings is reportedly mulling in-house development and production of chipsets for its own vehicles as it has newly expanded its registered businesses to...
Friday 22 October 2021
Small- to medium-size TV panels see fast price drops
While LCD TV panel prices have generally been falling since July 2021, the extent of decrease for the 32-, 43- and 55-inch segments has been much bigger the 65- and 75-inch ones,...
Thursday 21 October 2021
Global mobile device shipment forecasts, 2022 and beyond: Smartphones, notebooks and tablets
Although global notebook demand will decelerate in 2022 and 2023, their shipments will regain momentum starting 2024, while the global smartphone market is expected to enjoy shipment...
Thursday 21 October 2021
Highlights of the day: Automotive chip prices set to rise
Automotive IDMs have already told their clients that their chip prices will go up by 10-20% starting 2022 amid rising...
Thursday 21 October 2021
India wooing PC vendors, ODMs to set up plants locally
India is striving to woo PC vendors and ODMs to set up production lines in the South Asian country, and its latest incentive is to give priority supply right for up to 50% of its...
Thursday 21 October 2021
ASML gearing up for EUV equipment boom
With Intel announcing plans to adopt ASML's high-NA EUV machines in its post-nanometer process technology that is expected to be ready for production by 2025, ASML has disclosed it...
Thursday 21 October 2021
IC design houses see clients increasingly reluctant to accept price hikes
Taiwan-based IC design houses, particularly those engaged in consumer ICs, have come under increasing pressure to maintain their quotes for 2022 as customers are more reluctant to...
Thursday 21 October 2021
Automotive IDMs to raise chip prices by 10-20% in 2022
Automotive IDMs have notified their clients about 10-20% price hikes for their chips starting 2022 as they continue to face mounting costs for raw materials, according to industry...
Wednesday 20 October 2021
Highlights of the day: NAND flash price fall may worsen
Samsung's new NAND flash production capacity is coming, which is likely to create oversupply and exacerbate price falls...
Wednesday 20 October 2021
Apple looking to diversify assemblers for Macs
Apple is looking to diversify its assemblers for the Mac series to include not only Taiwan-based Quanta Computer and Foxconn Technology but also a few China-based suppliers, according...
Wednesday 20 October 2021
Taiwan PCB equipment suppliers busy fulfilling orders
With PCB and IC substrate suppliers looking to expand capacity, related equipment suppliers will be busy fulfilling orders that will be ramping up substantially through 2022, according...