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Wednesday 13 May 2020
TSMC board passes US$5.7 billion budget for advanced process capacity
TSMC's board of directors has approved a budget of about US$5.7 billion for new fab facility constructions, and advanced-node manufacturing capacity installation and upgrade, as well...
Monday 11 May 2020
MediaTek posts sales decrease in April
MediaTek has reported consolidated revenues of NT$20.55 billion (US$688.6 million) for April 2020, down 4.7% sequentially and nearly 10% on year.
Monday 11 May 2020
Digitimes Research cuts Taiwan foundry output value forecast for 2020
Digitimes Research has revised downward its Taiwan foundry output value forecast this year, as end-market demand is likely to disappoint due to the prolonged pandemic.
Monday 11 May 2020
Taiwan memory module makers post decreased April sales
Adata Technology, Transcend Information and Team Group have reported sequential revenue decreases of 28.8%, 22.7% and 18.7%, respectively, in April 2020.
Monday 11 May 2020
Taiwan April exports down
Taiwan's exports totaled US$25.24 billion in value in April 2020, slipping 10.7% sequentially and 1.3% on year, while the month's imports reached total value of US$22.97 billion,...
Friday 8 May 2020
TSMC sees April sales drop sequentially
TSMC has reported April consolidated revenue fell 15.4% sequentially to NT$96 billion (US$3.21 billion).
Friday 8 May 2020
CCL maker Ventec posts profit surge in 1Q20
Taiwan-based niche-type CCL maker Ventec International has reported its net profit surged 53.2% from a year earlier to NT$107 million (US$3.58 million) in the first quarter of 2020...
Friday 8 May 2020
China imports of IC to drop in 2020
China's imports of ICs are set to drop below US$300 billion in value this year, due mainly to the coronavirus pandemic impacting both supply and demand, according to Wei Shaojun,...
Friday 8 May 2020
Lead time for notebook chips extended on tight foundry capacity
Delivery lead time for notebook-related chips including power management ICs, Type-C chips and other peripheral ICs have been extended by 2-3 months, due mainly to tight 8-inch foundry...
Thursday 7 May 2020
Novatek expects up to 10% revenue increase in 2Q20
LCD driver IC specialist Novatek Microelectronics expects to post revenue of between NT$17.7 billion (US$590.9 million) and NT$18.5 billion for the second quarter of 2020, representing...
Thursday 7 May 2020
Demand for car-use 6-, 8-inch wafers to be impacted by pandemic
Car sales in major markets have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic and the negative impact is expected to extend to upstream demand for 6- and 8-inch silicon wafers used to...
Thursday 7 May 2020
China cloud service providers ramping up demand for memory
China-based cloud service providers have stepped up their purchases of server memory and SSDs since the second quarter of 2020, according to industry sources.
Thursday 7 May 2020
IDMs gearing up to outsource IC test business amid pandemic
IDMs in Europe, the US and Japan are keenly moving to farm out their operations, particularly backend IC testing, to Taiwan OSAT firms, thanks to their plants in the regions and in...
Thursday 7 May 2020
Backend specialists uncertain about 3Q20
Most Taiwan's backend specialists remain uncertain about their business prospects for the third quarter of the year, as whether demand for devices enabling remote working and learning...
Thursday 7 May 2020
Wi-Fi 6 chip vendors bullish on rising end-market device demand
A number of Taiwan-based suppliers for Wi-Fi 6 chips are bullish about their shipment prospects for the second quarter 2020 and beyond, as the emerging stay-at-home economy is flaring...