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Thursday 27 May 2021
Taiwan III-V IC firms gearing up for car LiDAR demand
Taiwan's III-V semiconductor players including foundry Win Semiconductors and epi-wafer supplier Visual Photonics Epitaxy (VPEC) have cut into the supply chains of major carmakers and China's EV vendors by providing ToF-based LiDAR components, and are poised to enjoy strong demand for automotive LiDAR applications, according to industry sources.
Thursday 27 May 2021
Xiaomi, Oppo and Realme cut shipment goals further
China-based handset brands, including Xiaomi, Oppo, Realme and Honor, reportedly have slashed their shipment goals further for 2021, having already lowered their targets earlier in May, according to industry sources.
Thursday 27 May 2021
Foxconn to soon reopen COVID-hit plants in Vietnam
Foxconn Technology Group (Hon Hai Precision Industry) will soon reopen its factory sites in Bac Giang, Vietnam that have been closed due to COVID-19.
Thursday 27 May 2021
Taiwan PCB makers unlikely to gain from CMK suspending production in Thailand
Japan's major automotive PCB maker CMK has decided to suspend production at its plant in Thailand for one week after 10 employees were infected with COVID-19 virus, but Taiwan-based peers with manufacturing operations there do not expect transfer of orders from its clients, according to industry sources.
Wednesday 26 May 2021
Apple to outpace Samsung as top buyer of smartphone AMOLED displays
Apple is expected to unseat Samsung Electronics as the largest buyer of AMOLED displays for smartphones in 2021, as new iPhones for the year reportedly will all adopt flexible AMOLED screens, pushing up the penetration of such displays in iPhone devices to around 80%, according to industry sources.
Wednesday 26 May 2021
Memory module makers cautiously optimistic about demand from Chia
Memory module houses have seen their sales driven by the mounting mining fever for new cryptocurrency Chia in the second quarter of 2021, but are unsure whether it is sustainable, according to industry sources.
Wednesday 26 May 2021
Taiwan at the crossroads: China-free or China+?
Global supply chain restructuring that is being accelerated by the US-China trade war and the COVID-19 pandemic gears toward two directions in view of geopolitical factors: "China+1" - the business strategy to still tap the China market but diversify production to other countries to avoid punitive US tariffs on Chinese goods; and "China-free" - the initiative to drive self-sufficiency to counter China's dominance and protect national security.
Tuesday 25 May 2021
China PCB makers see severe impact of sharp material price rises
Ever-rising prices for raw materials are heaping great pressure on business operations of China-based PCB makers, with smaller ones even turning hesitant to take orders lest they should suffer more losses, according to industry sources.
Tuesday 25 May 2021
Vietnam province locks down industrial zones amid pandemic
With COVID-19 resurging in northern Vietnam, the country's Bac Giang Province has announced to lock down four of its six industrial zones to prevent the spread of the disease, according to a report by Vietnamnet.
Tuesday 25 May 2021
GIS upbeat about fingerprint sensor modules for 2021
Touch module provider General Interface Solution (GIS) has expressed optimism about shipment momentum for 2021, driven by growing demand for ultrasonic fingerprint sensing modules.
Tuesday 25 May 2021
Pure-play foundries expanding capacity with prepayments from clients
TSMC and other Taiwan-based pure-play foundries intend to carry out their capacity expansion projects cautiously and progressively to avoid the risk of overcapacity.
Monday 24 May 2021
Mitac to expand investments worldwide in 2021
Mitac Holdings is expanding its capex for 2021 to get the company ready for the next-phase of revenue growth, according to company president Billy Ho.
Monday 24 May 2021
IKKA landing more auto parts and components orders from Japan
IKKA Holding, a Taiwan-based plastic component and module-design and manufacturing service company, has cut into the automotive supply chain in Japan, boosting its sales performance, according to company chairman Hu Hsiang-chi.
Monday 24 May 2021
China well positioned to emerge as key player in IoT, says GlobalData
To counter the geopolitical challenge and reduce its dependence on the US, China is accelerating investment in next-generation enabling technologies. Against this backdrop, the country is well-positioned to lead in the emerging Internet of things (IoT) sector, as chip technology is one of the key enablers for IoT, according to GlobalData.
Thursday 20 May 2021
China 5G smartphone shipments to top 100 million units in Jan-May
A total of 91.27 million 5G smartphones were shipped to the China market in the first four months of 2021, according to data from the China Academy of Information and Communications Technology (CAICT).