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Wednesday 27 October 2021
Networking chips supply still far short of demand
The supply of Wi-Fi, Ethernet controller and other networking chips is still falling far short of demand and long delivery lead times can hardly improve in the short term, which will...
Wednesday 27 October 2021
TSMC intros N4P process
TSMC has introduced its N4P process, a performance-focused enhancement of the foundry's 5nm technology platform.
Tuesday 26 October 2021
Holtek says no plan to raise prices for MCUs
Holtek Semiconductor has no plans to raise its MCU and other consumer IC prices despite foundry costs continuing to rise, as Chinese peers are striving to win more orders for small...
Tuesday 26 October 2021
Taiwan strives to create dominance in third-generation semiconductors
Countries around the world continue to respond to zero-carbon emissions policies. The EU proposed its Fit for 55 package, which aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 55%. In...
Monday 25 October 2021
Display driver IC inventory swelling
High-tech supply chains are encountering the availabilities of different chips that are in varying degrees. Chips such as display driver ICs (DDI) are no longer in tight supply, prompting...
Monday 25 October 2021
AMD to adopt TSMC SoIC in HPC chips
TSMC's newly-developed system-on-integrated-chips (SoIC) technology will be first adopted for AMD's multiple high-performance computing (HPC) chip series, according to industry sou...
Thursday 21 October 2021
New MediaTek 5G modem chip built using TSMC 4nm process
MediaTek will enter volume shipments of its new-generation 5G modem based on the latest 3GPP 5G R16 standard in 2022, gearing up for a boom in demand for flagship 5G smartphones,...
Thursday 21 October 2021
ASML gearing up for EUV equipment boom
With Intel announcing plans to adopt ASML's high-NA EUV machines in its post-nanometer process technology that is expected to be ready for production by 2025, ASML has disclosed it...
Thursday 21 October 2021
IC design houses see clients increasingly reluctant to accept price hikes
Taiwan-based IC design houses, particularly those engaged in consumer ICs, have come under increasing pressure to maintain their quotes for 2022 as customers are more reluctant to...
Thursday 21 October 2021
Foundry quotes to rise at slower pace in 2022
Foundry quotes are expected to continue rising but at a slower pace in 2022, according to sources at Taiwan-based pure-play foundries.
Wednesday 20 October 2021
Samsung, Intel eyeing orders for Mac chips
Samsung Electronics and Intel are both striving to win orders for Apple's in-house developed Mac processors, but industry sources believe TSMC will remain the sole supplier for the...
Tuesday 19 October 2021
IC design houses set to continue stockpiling specific chips
IC design houses intend to continue scaling up their inventory levels for specific chips or applications, despite a recent slowdown in end-market demand for consumer devices, according...
Tuesday 19 October 2021
HPC chips to drive TSMC 2022 revenue growth
In addition to orders from Apple and MediaTek, orders for HPC processors from AMD and Nvidia will be another major driver for TSMC's revenue growth in 2022, according to supply chain...
Monday 18 October 2021
IDMs, chipmakers on track to raise automotive MCU output
International IDMs and chipmakers are set to ramp up their output for automotive MCUs in the next few years to meet ever-growing demand for such chips, according to industry source...
Friday 15 October 2021
Will foundry expansions lead to capacity glut?
Many IDMs and pure-play foundries, including second-tier ones, are all poised to expand their fab capacities sparking concerns that the arrival of the additional capacities could...