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Monday 16 May 2022
Semiconductor shortage to ease for wireless communications, says research firm
Wireless telecommunications has escaped the worst effects of the semiconductor shortage, and that semiconductors for cellular infrastructure equipment will continue to dodge significant...
Monday 16 May 2022
Novatek, Realtek eyeing more foundry capacity for non-consumer chips
Taiwan's first-tier IC design houses Novatek Microelectronics and Realtek Semiconductor are seeking more capacity support from foundry partners TSMC and UMC to fulfill new orders...
Monday 16 May 2022
Egis Technology strives to return to profit
Fingerprint sensor IC design house Egis Technology is making efforts trying to return to operating profits, according to the company.
Monday 16 May 2022
The memory industry (6): When line between memory and logic IC becomes blurred
In 1984, Intel decided to exit the DRAM business, which marked the start of technology diversion between memories and logic IC. In hindsight, Intel's decision made sense. Memories...
Monday 16 May 2022
Silicon Motion to operate independently after merger with MaxLinear
Silicon Motion Technology will not change its trade mark or operating strategy after being acquired by US-based broadband communication chips supplier MaxLinear, as both companies...
Friday 13 May 2022
Europe strives to restore chip supply leadership
The global semiconductor shortages have surfaced as early as 2019 when the US government imposed a ban on Huawei's products. The COVID-19 pandemic starting in 2020 exacerbated the...
Friday 13 May 2022
GTA steps up purchases of China homegrown fab tools
Shanghai-based analog chips foundry GTA Semiconductor has stepped up purchases from Naura Technology, ACM Research and other China-based semiconductor equipment makers to carry out...
Friday 13 May 2022
Sensor vendor PixArt expects sales growth in 2Q22
Image sensor specialist PixArt Imaging expects to post a 10-15% sequential revenue growth in the second quarter, after seeing its sales slip 15.2% sequentially in the first quarter...
Friday 13 May 2022
The memory industy (5): Looking for a new biz model that can create new value
When the memory industry can no longer leverage Moore's Law to create new value, it has to find new technologies to establish a new business model that can create new economic valu...
Friday 13 May 2022
Himax expects revenue drop in 2Q22
Display driver IC (DDI) specialist Himax Technologies expects to post a 16-20% sequential decline in second-quarter revenue, with gross margin ranging from 43% to 45%.
Friday 13 May 2022
ASMedia transitions to 28nm process for part of chip production
ASMedia Technology, an affiliate of Asustek Computer specializing in high-speed transmission chips, has transitioned to 28nm process manufacturing for part of its chip solutions while...
Friday 13 May 2022
PWM IC firm uPI posts profit surge in 1Q22
Taiwan-based uPI Semiconductor, an Asustek Computer affiliate specializing in power management ICs, saw its net profits surge 135% on year to NT$401 million (US$13.4 million) in the...
Thursday 12 May 2022
Analog IC firm GMT cautious about 2Q22
Global Mixed-mode Technology (GMT), a fabless supplier of analog and power management ICs, has expressed caution about its operations in the second quarter of 2022 citing growing...
Thursday 12 May 2022
IC design houses under pressure to drop prices
IC design houses, particularly those specializing in chips for handsets and other mass-market device applications, are under pressure to lower their prices amid sluggish end-market...
Thursday 12 May 2022
The memory industry (4): Technology diversion between DRAM and 3D NAND flash
In 2014, 3D NAND flash was introduced to the industry with 24 layers, and it co-existed with 2D NAND flash until 2017. 3D NAND flash gradually came to dominate the market with its...