China market news coverage
China PV inverter makers to hike pricesFriday 16 April 2021
China-based PV inverter makers will hike quotes by 10-15% in mid-April to reflect increases in material cost, according to industry sources.
China smartphone shipments surge in MarchFriday 16 April 2021
About 35.27 million smartphones were shipped to China in March 2021, up 67.7% from a year earlier, according to data from the China Academy of Information and Communications Technology...
China LFP battery makers not hiking prices despite rising material costThursday 15 April 2021
China-based LFP (lithium iron phosphate) battery makers, despite increases in material cost, are willing to maintain quotes at current levels by absorbing such increases themselves,...
TSMC expects flat 2Q21, raises capex outlookThursday 15 April 2021
TSMC expects to post revenues of between US$12.9 billion and US$13.2 billion in the second quarter of 2021, which is a 1% sequential increase at the midpoint. Gross margin and operating...
China PCB maker Shennan facing headwindsThursday 15 April 2021
China's leading PCB maker Shennan Circuits is facing increasing pressure on its business operations in 2021 due to losses of orders from Huawei for 5G infrastructure applications...
AUO expanding 6G LCD line in ChinaThursday 15 April 2021
AUO is expanding capacity at its Kunshan, China plant, with new capacity scheduled to arrive in the third quarter of 2022.
China Internet user base near 989 million at year-end 2020Thursday 15 April 2021
The number of Internet users in China increased to an estimated 988.99 million at year-end 2020, according to the China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC).
IC fab construction resumption in China to benefit equipment vendorsWednesday 14 April 2021
Equipment vendors are receiving a boost from Chinese chipmakers resuming constuction on new fabs, according to industry sources.
Global semiconductor equipment sales hit record high in 2020, says SEMIWednesday 14 April 2021
Worldwide sales of semiconductor manufacturing equipment surged 19% from US$59.8 billion in 2019 to a new all-time high of US$71.2 billion in 2020, according to SEMI.
China panel makers keen on miniLED developmentMonday 12 April 2021
Leading China-based panel makers China Star Optoelectronics Technology (CSOT), BOE Technology and Tianma Micro-electronics have stepped up efforts developing miniLED applications,...
FCCL makers see sharp 1Q21 revenue growths on non-handset demandFriday 9 April 2021
Taiwan-based FCCL manufacturers including Taiflex Scientific and Asia Electronic Material (AEM) have posted strong on-year revenue increases for the first quarter of 2021 thanks to...
Alibaba to establish new liquid cooling datacenter in ChinaFriday 9 April 2021
Alibaba plans to establish a new datacenter in Hangzhou, China using immersion liquid cooling solutions there.
HP to outsource China laser printer production to FoxconnThursday 8 April 2021
HP will outsource to Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai) laser printer production currently handled by one of its own plants in Weihai, China and will also transfer the plant's personnel...
Unisoc, Oppo, Xiaomi gearing up for new 5G mobile chips roll-outsThursday 8 April 2021
Oppo and Xiaomi will introduce their in-house-developed sub-6GHz 5G chip solutions between late 2021 and early 2022, joining fabless chipmaker Unisoc in competing against chip vendors...
China PV glass makers cut prices by over 25%Wednesday 7 April 2021
China-based makers of glass sheets for making PV modules have lowered quotes by over 25% in response to shrinking demand from local clients, according to industry sources.
SMIC posts 2-fold jump in 2020 net profitTuesday 6 April 2021
Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) has reported revenue grew 25.4% to a record high of US$3.91 billion in 2020, when profits attributable to the company surged 204.9%...
Global semiconductor sales rise in year in FebruaryTuesday 6 April 2021
Worldwide sales of semiconductors came to US$39.5 billion in February 2021, rising 14.7% on year but down a slight 1% sequentially, according to SIA.
Smartphone brands still focus on low-price segments in IndiaWednesday 31 March 2021
Smartphones released by first-tier brands in India in 2020 were mostly models priced below INR15,000 (US$205), showing the purchasing power of Indian consumers is still rather weak,...
Eternal to build new coating production line in ChinaTuesday 30 March 2021
Eternal Materials, which supplies resin materials and dry-film photoresists, is set to invest CNY90.52 million (US$13.84 million) to build a coating production line at a plant in...
Taiwan PCB makers to enjoy strong 1H21Monday 29 March 2021
Taiwan-based PCB and IC substrate companies are poised to enjoy a particularly strong first half of 2021, thanks to robust demand for high-end substrates and HDI boards, according...
China car sales forecast at 26.3 million units in 2021Thursday 25 March 2021
There will be 26.3 million cars sold in China in 2021, growing 3.8% on year, according to China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM).
Global semiconductor materials market sets new high in 2020, says SEMIThursday 25 March 2021
The global semiconductor materials market grew 4.9% in 2020 to US$55.3 billion in revenue, surpassing the previous market high of US$52.9 billion set in 2018, according to SEMI.
CCL makers asked to ready shipments for China 5G infrastructure despite uncertaintyWednesday 24 March 2021
Overall components shipments for 5G infrastructure construction in China remain in low gear, but Taiwan's CCL makers are still being asked by Chinese clients to prepare for possible...
GCE posts record profits in 2020 on strong high-end PCB shipmentsWednesday 24 March 2021
Taiwan-based PCB maker Gold Circuit Electronics (GCE) saw its net earnings for 2020 hit a record high of NT$2.07 billion (US$72.6 million) with revenues rising 22.99% on year to NT$23.39...
Samsung Display flexible AMOLED panels make headways in China, says Digitimes ResearchTuesday 23 March 2021
The penetration rate of Samsung Display's flexible AMOLED panels at the high-end smartphone segment in China in the first quarter of 2021 was higher than that seen a year earlier,...