Smart home gym equipment has been gaining significant sales momentum amid the pandemic, prompting international brand vendors in the segment to repeatedly increase orders with Taiwanese partners, according to supply chain sources in Taiwan.
Cybersecurity has become an increasingly major concern for the electric vehicle (EV) sector, as cars are going smarter, and the MIH Alliance will serve as a platform for cross-industry communications and exchanges to effectively tackle cybersecurity issues, according to William Wei, concurrently CTO...
Apple reportedly plans to adopt OLED panels in more of its devices including the iPad and MacBook series in 2022, according to industry sources.
Asia Optical launches medical device Pasesa
Digial camera and optical component/module maker Asia Optical has launched Pasesa, a portable non-invasive vascular screening device used to detect cardiovascular sclerosis, according to the company.
Highlights of the day: DRAM prices rising
DRAM supply has already fallen short of demand with the chip shortages worsening. DRAM contract prices are expected to continue rising in second-quarter 2021. The coronavirus pandemic has decimated many industries, but the semiconductor...
ProLogium to set up JV in Vietnam
Solid-state lithium ceramic battery (LCB) maker ProLogium Technology will set up a joint venture in Vietnam with local car vendor VinFast for making EV-use batteries, according to industry sources.
The global supply of notebooks and other PCs will remain constrained all the way to the third quarter of this year as components continue to be in tight supply, according to Acer chairman and CEO Jason Chen.
Gaming notebook specialists have seen demand surge for cryptocurrency mining applications, according to industry sources.
VCM makers to expand production capacity
Japan-based VCM (voice coil motor) suppliers, mainly Alps Alpine and Mizumi, have asked their Taiwan-based contract makers including Audix to expand production capacity by about 40% by the end of June or early July 2021, according to industry sources.
With its advantages in edge computing and mobile device applications, Arm has been expanding its server solution offerings, heading towards high performance computing instead of staying on the traditional route of further lowering power consumption, according to Digitimes Research's observation.
Wistron Group has forged a strategic alliance with Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) to jointly tap business opportunities arising from proliferating 5G and AI applications.
Kioxia breaks ground for new 3D NAND wafer fab
Kioxia held a groundbreaking ceremony for a semiconductor fabrication facility, dubbed Fab 7, at its factory site in Yokkaichi, Japan on February 24. The facility will be dedicated to the production of 3D NAND flash memory.
Worldwide government IT spending is forecast to total US$483 billion in 2021, an increase of 5.1% from 2020, according to Gartner.
Delta Electronics to deal out dividend
Power supply maker and energy management solution provider Delta Electronics has disclosed it will distribute a cash dividend per share of NT$5.50 (US$0.20) for 2020.
Samsung Electronics has announced mass production of its most advanced line of datacenter SSDs - the PM9A3 E1.S - which fully complies with the Open Compute Project (OCP) NVMe Cloud SSD Specification to satisfy the rigorous demands of enterprise workloads.
China MOSFET suppliers to raise prices again
China-based power MOSFET and other power device suppliers have already raised their quotes by 10-15% recently amid tight foundry capacity, and will make another upward price adjustments, according to industry sources.
MOSFET prices poised to rise on worsening shortages
Prices for MOSFET chips are set to rise significantly in the months ahead thanks to worsening shortages arising from persistently tight 8-inch foundry capacity and rapid increases in demand for graphics cards and automotive electronics applications, according to industry sources.
Radiant Opto-Electronics aims to ship 2-3 million LED backlight units (BLU) for use in automotive dashboards of about 10 inches in 2021, with Europe-based automakers to be main clients, according to industry sources.
Suppliers of uninterruptible power supply (UPS), battery management systems (BMS), cooling and storage solutions are expected to see their shipments grow along with cloud computing datacenter operators' orders for servers in 2021, according to sources from the server supply chain.
Mobo and graphics card makers to embrace strong 1H21
Taiwan-based motherboard and graphics card makers are poised to enjoy a particularly strong first half of 2021, as demand propelled by coronavirus-induced stay-at-home activities remains strong. Recovery in demand for cryptocurrency mining applications will be another contributing factor, according...
Simplo subsidiary AES to go public in March
Simplo Technology's subsidiary AES that focuses on R&D of lithium backup battery unit (BBU) for datacenters and and electric vehicles (EV), will be listed on Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE) starting late March, according to AES president Jerry Sung.
Superior Plating to see profits surge in 2021
Superior Plating Technology (SPT), dedicated to metal surface treatment and electroplating processing, is expected to post significant profit growth in 2021 thanks partly to its entry into the supply chain for Intel's processors, as well as new orders for automotive electronics and aerospace applications,...
Acer will step up promotion of non-PC products including smart speakers, AI-based face identification solutions, digital signage and air purification systems in the Taiwan market in 2021, apart from strengthening PC shipments, according to SH Chang, COO at Acer Taiwan.
Taiwan-based Yen Sun Technology's supply of automotive cooling fans is falling short of demand, with clear order visibility extended through second-quarter 2021.
Taiwan LCD TVs – 4Q 2020
Taiwan's TV shipments went up 9.8% sequentially and 12.3% on year to come to 9.52 million units in the fourth quarter of 2020...
Taiwan small- to mid-size LCD panels – 4Q 2020
Taiwan's small- to medium-size LCD panel shipments plunged 25.3% sequentially in the fourth quarter of 2020 due to a significant...
Taiwan large-size LCD panels – 4Q 2020
Taiwan's large-size LCD panel shipments grew 4.4% sequentially and 26.5% on year to come to 74.76 million units in the fourth...
Global server shipment forecast and industry analysis, 2021
Taiwan-based makers' server-related revenues are expected to climb 7.6% on year in 2021, buoyed by growing demand from cloud...
China semiconductor industry: From 13th 5-year Plan to 14th 5-year Plan, 2015-2025
China government has always attached great importance to advances of the semiconductor sector, but semiconductors' vital role...
Global LCD panel shipment forecast, 2021 and beyond
Global large-size LCD panel shipments will fall at a CAGR of -0.3% 2020 through 2025, while shipments of small-to-medium-size...