Russia-Ukraine conflict
The war in Ukraine has huge impact on the IT and semiconductor sectors.
Friday 13 May 2022
Sensor vendor PixArt expects sales growth in 2Q22
Image sensor specialist PixArt Imaging expects to post a 10-15% sequential revenue growth in the second quarter, after seeing its sales slip 15.2% sequentially in the first quarter...
Thursday 12 May 2022
Acter posts record IC fab engineering projects in Taiwan, China
Taiwan's clean room engineering specialist Acter Group has seen a record high number of ongoing contract construction engineering projects, as semiconductor fabs in Taiwan and China...
Thursday 12 May 2022
Analog IC firm GMT cautious about 2Q22
Global Mixed-mode Technology (GMT), a fabless supplier of analog and power management ICs, has expressed caution about its operations in the second quarter of 2022 citing growing...
Tuesday 10 May 2022
TSMC, VIS performances to stay in high gear through 2025
Despite a slowdown in sales of consumer electronics devices such as handsets and notebooks, foundry houses seem to remain unscathed. In particular, TSMC and its affiliate Vanguard...
Tuesday 10 May 2022
Asustek seeking to outperform industry average in PC sales growth in 2022
While the global PC market is expected to experience a 10% decline in 2022, Asustek Computer is seeking to outperform the industry average.
Monday 9 May 2022
Novatek lowers sales outlook for 2Q22 as consumer demand weakens
Taiwan's leading display driver IC (DDI) supplier Novatek Microelectronics has estimated its second-quarter 2022 revenues, gross margins and net profits to slightly fall sequentially...
Tuesday 3 May 2022
Specialty memory vendor ESMT remains upbeat about 2022 sales
Taiwan's specialty memory IC design house Elite Semiconductor Memory Technology (ESMT) is still striving to rake in record revenues for 2022 despite posting lackluster business results...
Wednesday 27 April 2022
DDI maker FocalTech remains optimistic about 2022 shipments
Taiwan-based FocalTech Systems, a supplier of touchscreen and LCD driver ICs (DDIs), has reiterated its optimistic outlook for overall shipments this year, despite sluggish handset...
Wednesday 27 April 2022
Taiwan bans strategic high-tech exports to Russia
Taiwan's government earlier this month imposed a ban on local vendors from exporting strategic high-tech commodities to Russia, the third embargoed country after North Korea and Ir...
Monday 25 April 2022
TSMC chip shipments for Apple devices to top NT$500 billion in 2022
TSMC is estimated to rake in revenues of NT$500 billion (US$17.024 billion) from fulfilling Apple orders in 2022, up from NT$405.4 billion in 2021, with the US tech giant expected...
Thursday 21 April 2022
Chip shortage a major challenge for automakers in 2022
The ongoing Russia-Ukraine war has worsened the global automotive chip shortage and sparked a surge in oil and battery material prices, and it will remain a variable in the global...
Tuesday 12 April 2022
Foundries see fab capacities stay fully utilized
Despite growing concerns about end-market demand slowdowns, pure-play foundries continue to see their fabs fully utilized with no major cutbacks in customer orders, according to industry...
Monday 11 April 2022
Brand clients keep orders with suppliers in Shanghai, Kunshan despite lockdowns
Electronics supply chains in China's Yangtze River Delta area continue to see their operations affected by COVID lockdowns of Shanghai and Kunshan, but chances are relatively slim...
Thursday 7 April 2022
IC prices under increasing downward pressure
IC design houses are under increasing pressure to adjust downward their quotes amid the rising war-induced political and economic risks that are eroding terminal market demand, according...
Wednesday 6 April 2022
OSATs to face uphill battle to bolster capacity utilization in 2H22
Taiwan's OSATs will find it a major task for them to prevent their capacity utilization rates from falling in the second half of 2022 though they are poised to experience steady business...