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Monday 28 December 2020
TCL refutes claim about planting backdoor software on TVs
China-based TV maker TCL has denied that it planted backdoor software in its TVs sold to the US market.
Friday 25 December 2020
Passive component maker Ta-I to set up new plant in Vietnam
Taiwan-based chip resistor specialist Ta-I Technology will invest a total of US$12 million in the establishment of a production subsidiary in Vietnam, according to a resolution approved...
Wednesday 23 December 2020
Automotive chip vendors seeking foundry support in Taiwan
Automotive chip vendors are striving for mid- and long-term capacity support from Taiwan-based foundries, according to sources at Taiwan-based fabless IC vendors.
Tuesday 22 December 2020
SMIC may have to put sub-14nm process development on hold
China's SMIC, which has been added to a US trade blacklist, may have to put the development of its sub-14nm process technologies on hold, Digitimes Research believes.
Monday 21 December 2020
Bright outlook for Vietnam in 2021
Although manufacturers may feel less compelled than before to relocate their production out of China, now that Donald Trump is leaving the White House, they will carry on with their...
Monday 14 December 2020
All-round OSAT: Q&A with PTI CEO Boris Hsieh
Taiwan-based Powertech Technology (PTI) is one of the world's top OSATs with major backend orders from non-Korean memory vendors. PTI has just completed a top management shakeup after...
Monday 23 November 2020
Taiwan IC design houses to embrace bright prospects for 2021
With China stepping up its efforts to build a "de-Americanized" semiconductor supply chain, Taiwan-based IC design houses led by MediaTek are expected to see a bright year for their...
Monday 23 November 2020
Taiwan IC design houses enjoy pull-in of short lead-time orders from China
The US trade sanctions against Huawei and its chipmaking affiliate HiSilicon continue to benefit Taiwan's IC design sector in the fourth quarter of 2020, set to be a particularly...
Thursday 19 November 2020
Honor facing new challenges
Honor may become a successful handset brand on its own after being spun off from Huawei, but faces challenges by becoming a competitor of its ex-parent company, according to industry...
Tuesday 27 October 2020
VIA to sell part of x86 processor IPs to Zhaoxin
Zhaoxin Semiconductor, formed in 2013 as a joint venture between Taiwan's VIA Technologies and China's Shanghai government, will own part of VIA's x86 processor IP assets.
Tuesday 27 October 2020
Macronix to see 48-layer 3D NAND drive revenue growth in 2021
Macronix International, a supplier of mask ROM and flash memory, expects its in-house developed 48-layer 3D NAND products to start generating revenue in 2021.
Tuesday 27 October 2020
NOR flash likely to be in short supply in 2021, says Macronix chairman
The global supply of NOR flash memory will fall short of demand in 2021 if trade tensions between the US and China persist, according to Macronix International chairman Miin Wu.
Thursday 22 October 2020
Compal increasingly asked to diversify production bases
Compal Electronics has been increasingly requested by its clients to diversify manufacturing bases beyond China, particularly for smart devices, according to a company executive.
Wednesday 14 October 2020
China to have 22% of foundry market in 2020, says IC Insights
Despite the COVID-19 shutdown of the Chinese economy earlier this year, China's share of the pure-play foundry market is forecast to be 22% in 2020, 17pp higher than it registered...
Wednesday 7 October 2020
China semi industry development taking shape, says former Tsinghua Unigroup executive
The development of China's homegrown semiconductor industry is taking shape, according to Charles Kau, who has just resigned as executive VP of global operations for Tsinghua Unigr...