Samsung Electronics will reportedly increase the production of its Exynos chipsets for Galaxy smartphones to raise the proportion of its in-house processors in Galaxy devices and lower dependence on US chipmaker Qualcomm.
In the past, the survival model of the ICT industry was relatively simple: As long as enterprises managed to become members the Apple or "Samsung supply chain, they could secure lucrative business. Under the US-China trade war of today's world, where decentralized production mechanism and smart applications prevail, the structure of added value is changing. Owing to the changes of industrial structure and roles, there leave a great difference and room for imagination to adjust pricing strategy. For many of those who used to vie for OEM orders, the new era offers many new opportunities. In the process of industrial restructuring, manufacturers need to learn how to gain a foothold in the market to put a premium on products or services.
As the market penetration rate of electric vehicles (EV) continues to get higher, there are growing concerns regarding more power shortages in the future. In order to avoid EVs becoming electricity-eating monsters, companies are also starting to focus on the development of bidirectional charging capabilities.
Facebook may be lucrative today, but not necessarily so tomorrow, according to Hsi-Peng Lu, a professor at National Taiwan University of Science and Technology. Facebook's name change to Meta has demonstrated its forward-looking strategy to embrace the future digital world. If we consider all the applications and technologies, perhaps metaverse is just a transition in tech development, rather than the end.
8-inch wafer foundries are experiencing challenges in boosting 8-inch wafer capacity. Now, most of the foundries still spend most of their efforts on their new 12-inch wafers online in 2023. Some sources said WiFi 6/6E is a transitional technology and global major WIFi chipmakers are preparing for WiFi 7 SoCs, which may be rolled out in 2023-2034. Episil Precision has a 200% revenue growth from SiC epi-wafer shipments alone.
Leading Wi-Fi chipmakers Qualcomm, Broadcom and even Intel are keenly developing Wi-Fi 7 SoCs, and may have their chips manufactured at TSMC using 6N RF process, looking to meet the Wi-Fi 7 boom likely to emerge in 2023-2034, according to industry sources.
Eight-inch wafer foundry business will continue to enjoy robust growth momentum through 2026 due to limited increase in new capacity, despite market concerns that aggressive capacity expansions by foundry houses may lead to a capacity glut, according to Leuh Fang, chairman of Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS).
Arm in October 2021 joined the MIH Alliance in a bid to promote the development of software-defined electric vehicles (EVs), according to senior director Simon Teng for Asia Pacific Automotive Partnership under Arm.
India is the world's fifth-largest automotive market, with annual sales of 2.71 million cars, and it is even the biggest market for motorcycles. In a few years, India's population will outpace China's. How can we redefine and understand the characteristics of the Indian market?
The industry is in desperate need of talents to usher in booming businesses. Each enterprise's HR has been exerting relentless effort, hoping to win the hearts of the young elites. For young people who are new to the workplace need to consider whether 10 years' working experience and expertise will guarantee another "job-hopping" chance when he or she gets to 35-40 years old.
In the past, two-thirds of Taiwan's airline revenues came from passenger traffic and one-third from freight. But during the outbreak, ticket prices were soaring as a result of "rigid demand" since some people still had to fly, coupled with the increasing difficulty of transit. But even so, global airlines that rely heavily on airfares are struggling, except Taiwan's and South Korea's airline companies.
Is the global capital market getting flat? Are late-stage investors chasing early-stage startups a new trend or a fad? Is Rivian SPAC reasonably valued? Experts discussed these questions at the fifth round of Asia Venturing, a monthly event co-powered by Anchor Taiwan and DIGITIMES.
The Chinese name of DIGITIMES has often been mixed up with another Chinese publication in Taiwan. During one recent event, a friend of mine asked if DIGITIMES would consider changing the Chinese name in order to clear the confusion.
The price of lithium batteries continued to increase through the end of the third quarter due to the shortage of key materials and material prices skyrocketing. Coupled with China's power restriction, many China-based lithium battery factories announced price increases during the country's 11-day holiday. Seeing as the price of raw materials continues to soar, analysts are now wondering to what extent it will affect the rising price of batteries for electric vehicles (EV) in the future.