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Tuesday 5 July 2022
IC design houses brace for weak 3Q22
IC design houses are bracing for a particularly weak third-quarter 2022 while also having difficulty negotiating lower foundry quotes, according to industry sources in Taiwan.
Monday 4 July 2022
Specific chip segments poised to embrace strong 3Q22
Despite chip demand for consumer electronics showing no signs of recovery, vendors of quite a few chip segments such as server ICs, automotive chips, high-speed transmission ICs,...
Friday 1 July 2022
Xiaomi may renew mobile SoC development via new IC design JV
Chinese handset vendor Xiaomi recently has deepened its in-house chip development by investing in a new semiconductor company, sparking market speculation that Xiaomi may renew development...
Thursday 30 June 2022
SEMI, Foxconn, UMC release Auto IC Master scheme to integrate ecosystem
SEMI, Foxconn Technology and UMC have jointly released the SEMI Auto IC Master program designed to provide complete automotive chip solutions through effective and close partnerships...
Thursday 30 June 2022
Holtek to drop prices for some MCUs
Holtek Semiconductor plans to drop prices for part of its MCUs by less than 10%, and expects the second half of 2022 to be particularly weak for the consumer electronic sector.
Tuesday 28 June 2022
Intento Design secures third round of investment to accelerate commercial deployment
The Paris-based French company, Intento Design, has secured a third round of investment to accelerate its international and commercial deployment on June 22, 2022. Intento Design...
Friday 24 June 2022
NXP to close APS R&D unit in China
Speculation has been circulating in China's chipmaking sector that NXP Semiconductors is about to cease its Advanced Power Systems (APS) R&D operations in China. The move could...
Thursday 23 June 2022
Macroblock cautious about LED driver IC sales prospects for 2H22
LED driver IC design house Macroblock has expressed caution about its sales prospects for the second half of 2022 due to excess inventories for general offerings held by its customers,...
Tuesday 21 June 2022
Taiwan foundries to see fab utilization rates stay above 90% in 2H22
TSMC and other major Taiwan-based foundries have been running their fabs at full capacity utilization, but may see their fab utilization rates drop in the third quarter due to cutbacks...
Tuesday 21 June 2022
IC design houses cut wafer starts at foundries for 3Q22
Many IC design houses, particularly those engaged in the consumer electronics sector, have moved to adjust their wafer starts at foundries amid concerns about a potentially weak third...
Friday 17 June 2022
IC design houses uncertain about demand in 2023
IC design houses are negotiating with upstream foundries about their wafer starts between the end of 2022 and early 2023, but are finding it difficult to plan, according to industry...
Thursday 16 June 2022
PC-related IC suppliers remain positive about commercial notebook demand
Realtek Semiconductor and other Taiwan-based PC-related chip suppliers are pinning their hopes on commercial notebooks despite growing uncertainty in the overall notebook sales this...
Wednesday 15 June 2022
China handset brands penetrate own chips into midrange models
Chinese handset vendors Oppo, Vivo and Xiaomi continue to strengthen in-house development of chipsets for greater product differentiation, and they are moving to expand the penetration...
Tuesday 14 June 2022
TSMC tightening up payment terms
TSMC is tightening up its payment terms for better cash flow and greater stability, according to industry sources.
Monday 13 June 2022
Notebook prospects vary with device models, supply chain segments
As a whole, the notebook market has seen a reversal in demand, with consumer models bearing the brunt of sales downturn. Shipments of education-use Chromebooks, which played a pioneering...