Vanchip tapping China 5G PA market
China-based Vanchip Technologies, a subsidiary of MediaTek, has begun shipping 5G power amplifiers to Chinese handset vendors such as Realme, having already become the top 4G PA supplier in China, according to industry sources.
TSMC is expected to move its 3nm process to volume production in second-half 2022, but the foundry house reportedly is planning to launch an enhanced version of the 3nm process technology in 2023. Tight foundry supply is sending IC manufacturing...
Raising backend service quotes is not necessarily the best practice for OSAT firms to counter ever-tighter capacity supply for wire bonding and flip chip packaging, as nothing is more important than maintaining regular business ties with clients, according to some industry observers.
Micron Technology's two factories in Taiwan were recognized by the Global Lighthouse Network (GLN) under the World Economic Forum (WEF) in September 2020, according to the company's corporate vice president and Taiwan country manager Hsu Kuo-chin.
Niche-market DRAM demand picking up
Orders for niche-market DRAM memory has started picking up recently, thanks to the roll-outs of new consumer electronics devices, according to sources at backend houses.
TSMC to roll out 3nm Plus process in 2023
TSMC plans to launch an enhanced version of 3nm process technology in 2023, with Apple being the initial customer adopting the process, according to industry sources.
Highlights of the day: DRAM to see shortages in 2H21
The DRAM market may be heading towards demand-supply balance in first-half 2021, but warnings about shortages in second-half 2021 are being sounded by many in the memory sector, including PSMC chairman Frank Huang. In the IT sector, clients...
The US Department of Commerce reportedly will place another 89 Chinese tech firms on its MEU (military end user) control list including JCET's subsidiary STATS ChipPAC and IC distributor Arrow Asia Pac in Hong Kong, and their counterparts in Taiwan are expected to benefit as a result, according to...
Acquiring Siltronic will boost GlobalWafers' 12-inch silicon wafer capacity and enhance the Taiwan-based company's manufacturing capability with Siltronic's gallium nitride-on-silicon (GaN-on-Si) technology, according to industry observers.
Taiwan-based automation equipment maker Symtek Automation Asia saw its October revenues shoot up 177.55% on year to NT$307 million (US$10.75 million), thanks to shipments to clients in the PCB, foundry and packaging segments peaking in the month, according to industry sources.
The global supply of DRAM memory will likely fall short of demand in the second half of 2021, according to Frank Huang, chairman for Taiwan-based foundry Powerchip Semiconductor Manufacturing (PSMC).
Taiwan-based UVAT Technology with its sputtering and etching equipment has obtained new orders for fan-out panel-level packaging, as well as orders for the manufacture of high-end substrates such as ABF substrates, according to industry sources.
Highlights of the day: DRAM market to stabilize in 1H21
The DRAM market will see limited bot growth in 2021, but demand from the 5G and AI segments will be gradually rising. A DRAM supply-demand balance will be achieved in the first half of next year, according the chairman of memory module...
Bough Lin to resign as SPIL chairman
Bough Lin will resign as chairman of Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL), according to ASE Technology, the parent company for SPIL.
Apple reportedly is set to launch its first miniLED-backlit iPad Pro in the first quarter of 2021 and mass produce miniLED-backlit MacBook Pro devices in the second quarter, with Taiwan supply chain partners to build a major preemptive presence in the miniLED segment, according to industry sources.
Taiwan 3Q20 economic growth hits 22-quarter high
Taiwan's third-quarter 2020 economic growth is estimated at 3.92%, the highest quarterly level since second-quarter 2015 and 0.59pp higher than the 3.33% preliminarily estimated in October 2020, according to the Directorate General of Budget, Accounting and Statistics (DGBAS).
GlobalWafers in talks to acquire Siltronic
Germany-based Siltronic has disclosed it is in advanced, near to final discussions to enter into a business combination agreement with Taiwan-based GlobalWafers.
Highlights of the day: Global server shipments to grow in 2021 with keener competition among makers
Foxconn reportedly has entered Google' datacenter server supply chain, ready to ship to the client from its plant in the US state of Wisconsin. The latest development is expected to heat up competition among server makers next year. Taiwan-based...
Manufacturing equipment supplier C Sun expects equipment used in advanced IC packaging, mainly SiP (system in package), FO-WLP (fan-out wafer-level package) and CoWoS (chip-on-wafer-on-substrate), to be the major source of business growth in 2021.
Qualcomm has strengthened its ties with Taiwan's semiconductor sector in the wake of the US-China trade war, resulting in increased orders and strong sales for related supply chain makers in 2020 despite the pandemic-induced impacts, according to industry sources.
IC packagers including ASE Technology and Greatek Electronics have been running QFN (quad flat no-lead) wire bonding lines at full capacity utilization, mainly driven by strong demand for power management ICs for 5G and 8K applications, according to industry sources.
ASIC design service and IP provider Faraday Technology has announced its memory compilers based on UMC's 28nm embedded High Voltage (eHV) process technology have been subsequently used by major mobile OLED driver IC customers in multiple project tape-outs.
Toshiba has maintained that it has not reached any "definitive decisions" to sell its two wafer fabs. But even if any of the pure-play foundries manage to buy Toshiba's fabs, the supply of 8-inch wafer fab capacity will remain short of...
Production indexes for Taiwan-based makers of various electronic components for fourth-quarter 2020 remain high, according to Taiwan Institute of Economic Research (TIER).
Taiwan's III-V semiconductor supply chain players are gearing up to deepen deployments in the segment of GaN-based power components and RF modules increasingly applied to 5G handsets and other consumer electronics devices, according to industry sources.
Taiwan large-size LCD panels – 3Q 2020
Taiwan shipped a total of 71.58 million large-size LCD panels in the third quarter of 2020, up 11.2% sequentially and 20.7%...
Taiwan small- to mid-size LCD panels – 3Q 2020
Ahead of the new US trade sanctions against Huawei taking effect on September 15, Hannstar had geared up its handset panel shipments...
Global tablet market – 3Q 2020
Global tablet shipments amounted to 43.83 million units in third-quarter 2020, up 10.5% on quarter and 0.4% on year.
Global mobile device shipment forecasts, 2021 and beyond: Smartphones, notebooks and tablets
Notebook and tablet shipments are both expected to increase from a year ago in 2020 due to demand from stay-at-home activities,...
Outbreak impact: China smartphone and AP shipments
The coronavirus outbreak has resulted in labor shortages and shipment disruptions in China's supply chain, but Digitimes Research...
Coronavirus impact special report: Mobile devices
The coronavirus outbreak has disrupted production and weakened consumer confidence, with all ICT sectors bracing for major declines...