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Wednesday 23 June 2021
Globalfoundries breaks ground for new fab in Singapore
Globalfoundries on June 22 broke ground for a new 12-inch wafer fab at its Singapore campus, according to the pure-play foundry.
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Tuesday 22 June 2021
Taiwan makers ready for bigger presence in automotive supply chain?
Automotive electrical/electronic architecture (EEA) has accelerated the realization of the future vehicle, and now the mainstream traditional car makers and technology car makers are taking different approaches. Taiwan's supply chain has made some achievements in the tech car sector, having entered the supply chain of Tesla, and they are seeking bigger roles to play in the suply chains ecosystems of the traditional car makers, which have more than 80% of the global car sales market share, are also keen on developing future cars.
Monday 21 June 2021
Smartphone components to see orders from Apple rise in 2H21
China's smartphone demand failed to gain as much momentum as expected during the Labor Day holidays, resulting in declines in smartphone component shipments in the second quarter, but related orders from Apple will begin to increase in the second half, according to sources from IC distributors.
Monday 21 June 2021
Planned strike at Samsung Display unlikely to affect AMOLED supply
The supply of AMOLED panels by Samsung Display (SDC) for production of Apple's next-generation iPhone devices slated for launch in the latter half of 2021 is unlikely to be affected by a strike reportedly to be taken by its workers starting June 21, according to sources from Taiwan's panel industry.
Friday 18 June 2021
Meiko set to triple automotive PCB capacity in 2022
Japan-based PCB maker Meiko Electronics has announced plans to make total investments of JPY50 billion (US$453.72 million) in 2021-2024 fiscal years, with the focus placed on expanding capacity for automotive PCB to meet robust demand for ADAS and electrical vehicle applications.
Friday 18 June 2021
Ennostar to grow presence in China mini/microLED market
Taiwan-based integrated LED solution provider Ennostar is poised to enhance its presence in China's mini/microLED market thanks to robust sales experienced by its joint venture in the country.
Friday 18 June 2021
ShunSin gearing up for 400G transceiver module packaging services
Backend house ShunSin Technology, a subsidiary of Foxconn Technology (Hon Hai Precision) specializing in system-in-package (SiP) modules, is poised to reap handsome income by rendering packaging services for 400G optical transceiver models in the second half of 2021, according to industry sources.
Thursday 17 June 2021
China smartphone shipments decline in May
Sales of smartphones in the China market remained lackluster in May, with related shipments declining 31% from a year earlier to 22.6 million units in the month, according to data from the China Academy of Information and Technology (CAICT).
Thursday 17 June 2021
PCB makers Apex, Chin-Poon to expand capacity in Thailand
Taiwan-based PCB maker Apex International, with main manufacturing operations in Thailand, plans to invest NT$3.74 billion (US$135.1 million) to build new production lines at its factory site in the Southeast Asian country this year, according to industry sources.
Thursday 17 June 2021
China CE brands promoting GaN fast chargers
China brand vendors such as Xiaomi and Anker have rolled out their GaN-based fast charging devices for consumer technology products, which will be stimulating demand for GaN-on-Si chips, according to industry sources.
Thursday 17 June 2021
US-Taiwan partnerships: Q&A with Arati Shroff, deputy chief of Economic Section at AIT
Bloomberg has warned that the world is "dangerously dependent" on supply of semiconductors from Taiwan - an assertion echoed by attempts that many governments have made to avoid placing all eggs in one basket. The US has already made moves towards boosting semiconductor manufacturing on American soil - a significant example being TSMC's project to build an advanced-node fab in Arizona. But this project highlights the fact the US is still "depending" on Taiwan - in one way or another - for semiconductor supply, at least in the foreseeable future.
Tuesday 15 June 2021
ASC 100: Long-term changes to top 20 suppliers in six Asian countries are worth watching
Countries in Southeast Asia and South Asia stand a chance of becoming rising stars in the midst of supply chain shifts and the move toward shorter supply chains and localization. Four Indian firms and one Indonesian firm entered Digitimes' Asia Supply Chain 100 (ASC100). By region, Tata Motors at No. 22 in ASC100 is the champion in Southeast Asia and South Asia, followed by Indonesia's Astra International (No. 68) and India's Mahindra & Mahindra (No. 69), Maruti Suzuki (No. 74) and Motherson Sumi (No. 89). ASC 100 is a study based on the companies' revenues, profit and market cap that will be renewed annually.
Tuesday 15 June 2021
ASC 100: Only six semiconductor companies make top 100, but lead well in average profit and market value
Companies in the "tech products and equipment" and "automotive manufacturing" sectors account for half of the Digitimes' Asia Supply Chain 100 (ASC 100) list, but semiconductor firms well lead the list in both average profit and average market value. ASC 100 is a newly released reseach on Asia's top 100 tech firms. ASC 100 is a study based on the companies' revenues, profit and market cap that will be renewed annually.
Tuesday 15 June 2021
ASC 100: TSMC, Samsung lead in market value; semiconductor, EV sectors gaining traction
Benefiting from the US-China tech war and sharp chip shortages following the pandemic outbreak, and with automotive clients competing for foundry capacity support, the entire semiconductor industry is poised to enjoy robust order momentum through 2022, allowing semiconductor stocks to gain traction in the market. TSMC and Samsung Electronics, now the world's only two companies able to commercialize sub-7 nm foundry nodes, have been in a two-horse race for grabbing the crown in the Digitimes' Asia Supply Chain 100 (ASC 100) research, ranking first and second, respectively, by market capitalization in 2020. ASC 100 is a study based on the companies' revenues, profit and market cap that will be renewed annually.
Tuesday 15 June 2021
ASC 100: Samsung has highest earnings, TSMC best margin
Of the companies in Digitimes' Asia Supply Chain 100 (ASC 100), Samsung Electronics had the highest net income US$22.1 billion in 2020. But TSMC - in third place in overall net income - had the highest net profit margin of 38.7%, way higher than Samsung's 11%. ASC 100 is a new released research on Asia's top 100 tech firms - a study based on the companies' revenues, profit and market cap that will be renewed annually.
Tuesday 15 June 2021
ASC 100: Digitimes identifies 3 major trends that will reshape global supply chains
Digitimes, an Asia-based premium source of tech supply chain information, undertook a six-month study on the financial reports of 4,725 publicly listed corporations across 11 countries in Asia and compiled its first annual report on the top 100 Asian suppliers - Asia Supply Chain 100 (ASC100) in 2021. Released on June 15, the report contains the rankings among Asia's top 100 suppliers along with a look into supply chain trends and an analysis on the competitiveness of Asian countries. Digitimes plans to release updated statistics on an annual basis going forward and keep track of the changes in the rankings among Asia's high-tech suppliers in the long run.