Global supply chain: CE, IPC, automotive
CE, IPC, automotive trends
Thursday 9 May 2024
Taiwan system assemblers pursue profit growth amid unclear iPad demand
Taiwan-based system device assemblers are seeking profit growth by expanding output and component integration, as the tablet market sees limited momentum and demand for Apple's latest...
Thursday 9 May 2024
Three implications of Apple's latest M4 silicon chip
Apple has revealed the M4, the latest silicon chip designed by Apple that will first power the new iPad Pro series. Apple was less tight-lipped about AI than before during its recent...
Thursday 9 May 2024
TSMC may soon see 3nm capacity supply fall short of demand
TSMC has already seen utilization rates for its 3nm family climb to more than 95%, and with strong demand from customers, including Apple, for its N3E process, capacity supply at...
Wednesday 8 May 2024
Apple's China iPhone shipments soar 12% in March after discounts
Chinese iPhone shipments jumped about 12% in March after Apple Inc. and its retailers slashed prices, official data showed, suggesting efforts to arrest an accelerating decline in...
Wednesday 8 May 2024
Vision Pro Gen 2 rumored for 2026; Apple searching for less expensive Micro OLEDs
Latest reports indicated that Apple is developing a new iteration of its mixed reality (MR) headset Vision Pro but it may not be available until the end of 2026 at the earliest.
Wednesday 8 May 2024
Murata sees smartphone components recovery in 2024
MLCC manufacturer Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. stated that demand for components in smartphones is recovering, and there is also expected growth in demand related to automotive...
Wednesday 8 May 2024
Robust aftermarket drives Tong Yang's automotive parts sales
Taiwan-based Tong Yang Group announced its operating results for April 2024 on May 7. The leading car components supplier also revealed that it had purchased land at the Cigu Technology...
Wednesday 8 May 2024
DDI firm Novatek expects TV demand to sustain 2Q24 growth
Display Driver IC (DDI) specialist Novatek Microelectronics has observed TV customers aggressively prepare for replacement demand ahead of impending sporting events this year, anticipating...
Wednesday 8 May 2024
What is Apple's best option for a foldable device?
As expected, Apple's late product announcement on May 7 included new iPad Pros powered by the M4 processor and a new Apple Pencil Pro. With these new gadgets now official, industry...
Wednesday 8 May 2024
Apple unveils M4 iPad Pro, setting new benchmark for AI notebooks
Apple unveiled its newest iPads, including its slimmest offering yet, and introduced the groundbreaking M4 chip, a technological marvel capable of tackling AI tasks on the device...
Tuesday 7 May 2024
Lenovo and Huawei's venture into AI PCs adds fuel to replacement wave in China
The first year of the AI PC era saw major Chinese manufacturers like Lenovo and Huawei aggressively positioning themselves in the AI PC market to capture higher market shares. Looking...
Tuesday 7 May 2024
IC design houses upbeat about 2H24 prospects
Taiwan-based IC design houses are generally bullish about their market prospects for the second half of 2024, notwithstanding the persistently unfavorable macroeconomic climate, according...
Tuesday 7 May 2024
End of US-China trade war? Cross-strait trade and investment gradually recovering
US Intelligence Communities have successively pointed out that the geopolitical risks in the Taiwan Strait seem to be increasing with incidents such as Xiamen coast guard vessels...
Tuesday 7 May 2024
Speculation arises about Apple exploring collaboration with EV startup
Speculation has surfaced among supply chains that Apple is studying the possibility of working with an Electric Vehicle (EV) startup company.
Monday 6 May 2024
iPhone maker Hon Hai hits a record high buoyed by AI, Apple
Hon Hai Precision Industry Co.'s shares jumped to a record high after posting its strongest monthly sales growth since the start of 2023, potentially raising expectations for iPhone...