Wistron Group has forged a strategic alliance with Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) to jointly tap business opportunities arising from proliferating 5G and AI applications.
Kioxia breaks ground for new 3D NAND wafer fab
Kioxia held a groundbreaking ceremony for a semiconductor fabrication facility, dubbed Fab 7, at its factory site in Yokkaichi, Japan on February 24. The facility will be dedicated to the production of 3D NAND flash memory.
Worldwide government IT spending is forecast to total US$483 billion in 2021, an increase of 5.1% from 2020, according to Gartner.
Delta Electronics to deal out dividend
Power supply maker and energy management solution provider Delta Electronics has disclosed it will distribute a cash dividend per share of NT$5.50 (US$0.20) for 2020.
Samsung Electronics has announced mass production of its most advanced line of datacenter SSDs - the PM9A3 E1.S - which fully complies with the Open Compute Project (OCP) NVMe Cloud SSD Specification to satisfy the rigorous demands of enterprise workloads.
China MOSFET suppliers to raise prices again
China-based power MOSFET and other power device suppliers have already raised their quotes by 10-15% recently amid tight foundry capacity, and will make another upward price adjustments, according to industry sources.
MOSFET prices poised to rise on worsening shortages
Prices for MOSFET chips are set to rise significantly in the months ahead thanks to worsening shortages arising from persistently tight 8-inch foundry capacity and rapid increases in demand for graphics cards and automotive electronics applications, according to industry sources.
Radiant Opto-Electronics aims to ship 2-3 million LED backlight units (BLU) for use in automotive dashboards of about 10 inches in 2021, with Europe-based automakers to be main clients, according to industry sources.
Suppliers of uninterruptible power supply (UPS), battery management systems (BMS), cooling and storage solutions are expected to see their shipments grow along with cloud computing datacenter operators' orders for servers in 2021, according to sources from the server supply chain.
Mobo and graphics card makers to embrace strong 1H21
Taiwan-based motherboard and graphics card makers are poised to enjoy a particularly strong first half of 2021, as demand propelled by coronavirus-induced stay-at-home activities remains strong. Recovery in demand for cryptocurrency mining applications will be another contributing factor, according...
Simplo subsidiary AES to go public in March
Simplo Technology's subsidiary AES that focuses on R&D of lithium backup battery unit (BBU) for datacenters and and electric vehicles (EV), will be listed on Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE) starting late March, according to AES president Jerry Sung.
Superior Plating to see profits surge in 2021
Superior Plating Technology (SPT), dedicated to metal surface treatment and electroplating processing, is expected to post significant profit growth in 2021 thanks partly to its entry into the supply chain for Intel's processors, as well as new orders for automotive electronics and aerospace applications,...
Acer will step up promotion of non-PC products including smart speakers, AI-based face identification solutions, digital signage and air purification systems in the Taiwan market in 2021, apart from strengthening PC shipments, according to SH Chang, COO at Acer Taiwan.
Taiwan-based Yen Sun Technology's supply of automotive cooling fans is falling short of demand, with clear order visibility extended through second-quarter 2021.
Foxconn to invest in UK-based GyroGear
Foxconn Electronics has disclosed it will invest GBP1.0 million (US$1.39 million) in GyroGear, a UK-based startup that develops neural medical devices, at the latter's seed round of funding.
Competition in 5G mmWave SoC market to heat up in 2H21
MediaTek's recently announced mmWave-enabled M80 5G modem chip is likely to fuel competition in the mmWave SoC solution market in the second half of 2021.
Shortages of certain components including display panels, LCD driver ICs and passive components may dampen notebook shipments in the first quarter of 2021, according to industry sources.
Optical component and module maker Young Optics suffered net loss of NT$235.6 million (US$8.3 million) for 2020, said the company at a February 8 investor conference.
Following the setup of an advanced wafer fab in the US because of the US government's pressure, TSMC is now facing pressure from governments of Japan, Germany and the US, demanding it to strengthen its support to carmakers. Meanwhile,...
Taiwan's PCB supply chain players are guardedly optimistic about business opportunities to arise from replacement demand for servers adopting Intel's new Whitley server processors, according to industry sources.
Largan January revenues hit 7-month low
Smartphone-use lens module maker Largan Precision has reported consolidated revenues of NT$4.607 billion (US$162 million) for January, the lowest monthly level since July 2020, decreasing 6.18% on month, but increasing 12.34% on year.
Smartphone-use lens module maker Genius Electronic Optical (GSEO) has approved a plan to set aside a budget of NT$2.098 billion (US$74.98 million) to purchase new equipment that will help it ramp up output to satisfy future market demand.
Components and materials have been in short supply for the IT upply chain, and the shortages may have been further compounded by a fire that hit Unimicron's BT substrate plant in Taiwan on February 4 - the second blaze striking the same...
RISC-V has grabbed headlines recently as the open-source technology is now viewed as a hotbed for innovation. It is also a source of intellectual properties (IP) freely open to the market and free from political wrestling between the two largest economies in the world.
Global tablet market – 4Q 2020
Fourth-quarter 2020 global tablet shipments amounted to 51.56 million units, soaring 17.6% from a quarter ago and 19.3% from...
China smartphone AP shipments – 4Q 2020
Fourth-quarter 2020 smartphone AP shipments to China-based vendors amounted to 211.6 million units, up 9.9% quarter-over-quarter...
China smartphone market and industry – 4Q 2020
Fourth-quarter 2020 smartphone shipments to the China market amounted to 86.7 million units. The volume represented 19.3% growth...
Global server shipment forecast and industry analysis, 2021
Taiwan-based makers' server-related revenues are expected to climb 7.6% on year in 2021, buoyed by growing demand from cloud...
China semiconductor industry: From 13th 5-year Plan to 14th 5-year Plan, 2015-2025
China government has always attached great importance to advances of the semiconductor sector, but semiconductors' vital role...
Global LCD panel shipment forecast, 2021 and beyond
Global large-size LCD panel shipments will fall at a CAGR of -0.3% 2020 through 2025, while shipments of small-to-medium-size...