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Thursday 5 May 2022
HaiLa ultra-low-power RF technology aims to eliminate batteries in Wi-Fi-enabled IoT devices
We all live in a connected world with ubiquitous sensors and connected devices. These connected devices are often powered by batteries without direct access to a power supply, which makes power consumption a top concern when choosing the appropriate wireless communication technology for IoT devices.
Wednesday 4 May 2022
Goodix struggling amid supply chain pressure
China-based Goodix Technology, a supplier of fingerprint and touch ICs, saw its revenue and net profit continue to drop in the first quarter, saying its margins were affected by a combination of internal and external factors.
Wednesday 4 May 2022
Handset component suppliers remain under pressure to clear inventory
With handset sales in China still sluggish, inventory adjustments for related mobile phone component suppliers may be extended to the end of 2022, according to industry sources.
Wednesday 27 April 2022
FPCB maker Flexium turns cautious about sales prospects for 2022
Flexible PCB specialist Flexium Interconnect has turned conservative about its sales prospects for the second quarter and all of 2022, due to concerns about supply-chain disruptions caused by COVID lockdowns and restrictions in the Chinese cities of Kunshan and Shanghai.
Wednesday 27 April 2022
Corning reports strong 1Q22 sales
Corning has disclosed its first-quarter 2022 net sales grew 12% year-on-year, reaching US$3.68 billion, but net income for the period dropped 3% to US$581 million.
Thursday 21 April 2022
TSMC fan-out packaging to attract orders for Android smartphone SoCs
Apple will no longer be the exclusive customer of TSMC adopting the foundry's advanced integrated fan-out (InFO) wafer-level packaging, which is expected to attract orders for Android smartphone application processors (AP) by 2024, according to industry sources.
Tuesday 19 April 2022
IC design houses see more order cutbacks from China phone brands
Chinese brand mobile phone vendors have further cut chip orders for the second quarter, casting a shadow over the demand prospects for the second half of the year, according to sources at Taiwan-based IC design houses.
Tuesday 19 April 2022
BOE expanding smartphone-use OLED panel capacity
China-based BOE Technology has been actively expanding production capacity for smartphone-use OLED panels, aiming to ship more than 100 million units of them in 2022, according to company chairman Chen Yanshun.
Friday 15 April 2022
Oppo reportedly to launch in-house AP in 2023
Oppo is reportedly working on an in-house application processor (AP) to power its future smartphones, and the chipset is expected to enter volume production in 2023.
Friday 15 April 2022
Largan to complete new plant in mid-2023
Smartphone-use lens module maker Largan Precision expects to complete a new factory in mid-2023, with production to kick off in the second half of that year if installation of equipment is smooth, according to company CEO Lin En-ping.
Thursday 14 April 2022
Samsung focuses on smartphones, TVs in 2022
Samsung Electronics' recent release of its flagship Galaxy S22 smartphone series and successive launch of home appliances and monitors is giving the world a clearer picture of the company's 2022 hardware product promotion and sales strategy.
Wednesday 13 April 2022
Strong shipments for AIoT devices boost MediaTek 1Q22 revenue
MediaTek enjoyed strong shipments for AIoT device applications, as well as shipments of its power management ICs and ASIC solutions, which helped offset weakness in its mobile SoC shipments during the first quarter of 2022, according to market sources.
Tuesday 12 April 2022
Samsung to expand investment in Vietnamese city Da Nang
Samsung Vietnam's general director Choi Joo Ho has expressed the intention to incease investment in the country, where about one third of the vendor's products are manufactured, according to a local media report.
Tuesday 12 April 2022
PTI obtains backend orders for new MediaTek smartphone APs
Powertech Technology (PTI) has obtained orders for packaging MediaTek's smartphone application processors slated for launch later in 2022, under the chipmaker's strategy to diversify backend service partners, according to backend supply chain sources.
Monday 11 April 2022
Largan March revenues down on year
Smartphone-use lens module maker Largan Precision has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.756 billion (US$132 million) for March, increasing 43.99% sequentially but decreasing 6.34% on year.
Friday 8 April 2022
Testing firms on track to fulfill new product development projects for MediaTek
MediaTek's testing partners including King Yuan Electronics (KYEC) and Sigurd Microelectronics, and IC test interface specialists, such as Chunghwa Precision Test Tech (CHPT), WinWay Technology and Keystone Microtech, are all participating in MediaTek's new mobile SoC and wireless chip development projects scheduled to complete later this year, according to industry sources.
Friday 8 April 2022
Apple orders for 5G iPhone SE, AirPods stable, sources say
Apple has been said to be cutting orders of its 5G iPhone SE and AirPods in the second quarter, but Taiwan-based Apple supply chain companies have pointed out that they have yet to receive instructions from customers about revising orders, according to industry sources.
Thursday 7 April 2022
III-V IC makers see slowdown as mobile phones lag in 2Q22
Smartphone demand in the second quarter of 2022 continues to be bleak. Inventory pressure and shrinking consumer spending in China's domestic market mean China-based mobile phone brands are bearing the brunt.
Friday 1 April 2022
Vanchip plans listing on Shanghai STAR board
China-based Vanchip, which specializes in RF front-end modules incorporating power amplifiers, plans to launch an initial public offering (IPO) on the science and technology innovation board (STAR) of China's Shanghai Stock Exchange (SSE) to raise a total of CNY2.487 billion (US$392.3 million).
Friday 1 April 2022
Global smartphone application processor market grows 23% in 2021 revenue
The global smartphone application processor (AP) market grew 23% to US$30.8 billion in 2021, according to Strategy Analytics. Qualcomm maintained its smartphone AP leadership with a 38% revenue share, followed by MediaTek and Apple each having 26%.
Tuesday 29 March 2022
IC design houses conservative about shipments for handsets
Taiwan-based IC design houses are cautious about their shipments for handsets in the second quarter of 2022, and are uncertain about their sales prospects for the third quarter, despite recent roll-outs of new models from China-based handset vendors, according to industry sources.
Friday 25 March 2022
Network devices overbooking fallouts likely to surface in 2H22
Consequences of network devices overbooking by clients may start to surface in the second half of 2022, when shortages of chips and components as well as logistic problems are expected to ease gradually, according to sources at equipment vendors.
Friday 25 March 2022
MediaTek sees macro factors challenging in 2022
Unfavorable macro factors including geopolitical tensions will be challenging MediaTek in 2022, but the company remains confident about its growth prospects under solid support from all its supply chain partners, according to Rick Tsai, CEO for the IC design house.
Thursday 24 March 2022
Handset TDDI chip prices to fall further in 2Q22
Handset TDDI (touch/display driver integration) chip prices will likely fall more significantly in the second quarter of 2022, as handset sales particularly sales by Chinese vendors remain sluggish, according to industry sources.
Thursday 24 March 2022
UMT remains upbeat about demand for LEO satellites
High-frequency microwave device maker Universal Microwave Technology (UMT) remains upbeat about demand for low Earth orbit (LEO) satellites in 2022, as the company plans to kick off shipments for new-generation satellites that will be rolled out by its clients in the US and UK.