Kioxia opens 2 new R&D facilitiesFri 4:15am By DIGITIMESKioxia has begun operating two new R&D facilities in Japan - the Flagship Building at the Yokohama Technology Campus and the Shin-Koyasu Technology Front - bolstering the company's R&D capabilities in flash memory and solid-state drives (SSD), according to the…
Modi's US$24 billion manufacturing push is stuck on the assembly lineFri 4:09am By DIGITIMESA US$10 billion push to make semiconductors in India is on shaky ground.
Samsung joins Linux-initiated RISE project for RISC-V developmentFri 3:50am By DIGITIMESSamsung Electronics has announced on June 2 its participation as a steering board member in the RISC-V Software Ecosystem (RISE) project initiated by the Linux Foundation Europe. The new project, launched on May 31, aims to foster collaboration among software…
Fujifilm set to expand production of advanced semiconductor materials in TaiwanFri 3:24am By Willis KeJapan's Fujifilm Holdings has disclosed plans to invest NT$3.38 billion (US$110 million) to bolster production of chemical mechanical planarization (CMP) slurry and lithography-related materials in Taiwan to better serve its semiconductor customers.
SDC, LGD 8.xG OLED projects may stall on evaporation equipment issueFri 2:55am By Willis KeSamsung Display (SDC) has disclosed plans to invest KRW4.1 trillion (US$3.1 billion) in building 8.6G IT-use OLED panel production lines by 2026, but tight supply of the core evaporation equipment and exorbitant quotes from the main supplier Canon Tokki may…
Taiwanese MCU makers gear up for AI applicationsFri 2:51am By Willis KeIn line with the mega trend of intelligence and edge AI applications, Taiwan's MCU makers are focusing on the development of MCUs integrated with AI to explore the AI MCU business opportunities and create more new edge AI markets and applications, according to…
Qisda may see AIoT business grow by high double digit on AI whirlwindFri 2:24am By Willis KeTaiwan-based electronics ODM Qisda, with businesses spanning across IT, medical solutions, smart solutions, and network communications, expects its shipments of AIoT systems to grow by a middle or even high double digit on the AI whirlwind brought by Nvidia…
Broadcom expects AI revenue to be over 25% of semiconductor business in fiscal 2024Fri 2:11am By DIGITIMESBroadcom said it also hopped on the bandwagon of the AI boom, predicting its AI revenue share would more than double in the coming years.
Foxocnn to make 20 million iPhones a year in KarnatakaFri 2:03am By DIGITIMESThe state government of Karnataka in southern India announced that Foxconn would make iPhones there as the world's largest electronics manufacturer embarks on a series of investments in India amid global supply chain diversification.
Who will foot the chip bill for extra tax? Taiwan-US signs first trade pact without resolving tax…Fri 2:01am By DIGITIMESAfter months of negotiations, Taiwan and the U.S. signed the first agreement under the U.S.-Taiwan Initiative on 21st-Century Trade on June 1 in Washington D.C. It outlines practices and procedures aimed at streamlining and strengthening trade relations. Both…
Techwinsemi to expand outsourcing in TaiwanFri 1:53am By Steve ShenChinese memory module company Techwinsemi Technology plans to enhance its outsourcing business in Taiwan, looking to expand its supplier list to include flash controller vendors and backend service houses.
Panel output value to drop in 2023 despite price recoveryFri 1:50am By Steve ShenThe global LCD panel industry will likely see its output value continue to decline in 2023 after suffering a setback in the previous year when the industry's capacity utilization fell sharply due to the impacts of the pandemic, war and rising inflation,…
Smartphone shipments to China slip over 10% sequentially in 1Q23, but to stay flat in 2Q23, says…Fri 12:30am By DIGITIMESSmartphones shipped to the China market shrank to only 62 million units in the first quarter of 2023, down 12.4% sequentially and 7.2% on year, but the volumes in the second quarter are expected to stay at about the same level as in the first, according to…
Keysight joins TSMC OIP 3D Fabric AllianceFri 12:28am By Willis KeKeysight Technologies, dedicated to supplying electronics test/measurement equipment and software, has recently become a member of the TSMC Open Innovation Platform (OIP) 3D Fabric Alliance formed to accelerate 3D IC ecosystem innovation and readiness. The…
Apex expects 20-30% revenue growth in 2024Fri 12:22am By Steve ShenPCB maker Apex International expects to post a 20-30% revenue increase in 2024, with increased sales of automotive boards to serve as the growth driver.
Honor fuels IC design speculations with new Shanghai R&D centerFri 12:19am By Misha LuThe in-house chip development programs of leading Chinese smartphone makers has been under spotlight. On May 31st, Huawei-spinoff smartphone brand Honor set up a wholly-owned subsidiary Shanghai Honor Smart Technology Development Co. (temporary translation),…
Toyota ramps up BEV and battery investments in USThu 11:09pm By DIGITIMESAccording to Toyota's statement, the company further expanded its investments in the US amid increasing demand for EVs and the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) that mandates automakers to meet local sourcing requirements to be eligible for incentives.
ASUS: PC market to remain weak throughout 2023Thu 10:40pm By Misha LuAlthough the inventory reduction of the PC supply chain is coming to an end, the market remains cautious about the second half of 2023.
Incorporating AI in audio chips now a trend, says Cirrus LogicThu 10:31pm By Eifeh StromThe incorporation of artificial intelligence (AI) into audio processors is gaining traction and is becoming more and more necessary for PC applications, according to Cirrus Logic, a US-based audio and visual analog IC designer.
ASE intros FOCoS-Bridge for AI and HPC chipsThu 10:20pm By Jessie ShenAdvanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) has announced its latest fan-out-chip-on-substrate-bridge (FOCoS-Bridge) technology innovation, which involved qualifying a large 70x78mm package containing two ASICs and eight HBM devices connected by eight silicon…
Intel plans data center lab in South KoreaThu 10:15pm By DIGITIMESAccording to South Korean media Businesskorea, Intel is planning to establish a lab dedicated to data center development in Seoul, South Korea. The company will collaborate with South Korean memory manufacturers Samsung and SK Hynix to research server memory…
Taiwan semiconductor supply chain gearing up for high-end AI GPU boomThu 9:59pm By Rodney ChanTaiwan's semiconductor supply chain has "fine-tuned" production plans for a major artificial intelligence (AI) chip client in order to satisfy demand in time, according to industry sources.
Memory chipmakers and module houses seek to stabilize pricesThu 9:53pm By Rodney ChanMemory chipmakers have shown downstream customers that they will no longer sell at low prices, while module manufacturers with high levels of inventory are eager to see spot market prices stabilize, according to industry sources.
Supermicro expanding output to meet robust AI server demandThu 9:48pm By Eifeh StromSupermicro is expanding production capacity at its factory sites in the US, Taiwan, and the Netherlands to meet the rising demand for AI servers, according to founder and company CEO Charles Liang.
MediaTek teaming up with Nvidia to take on Qualcomm in automotive marketThu 9:44pm By Rodney ChanMediaTek is partnering with Nvidia to boost its competitiveness in the automotive IC market versus Qualcomm, but Qualcomm believes its extended deployment in the industry will keep it competitive.
AI to be new growth driver for PCs, says Acer chairmanThu 9:22pm By Eifeh StromThe recent surge in generative AI will drive the rigid demand for PCs, a positive development for the PC industry, according to Acer chairman and CEO Jason Chen.
Nvidia contracts TSMC to manufacture next-gen AI chip, says HuangThu 9:20pm By Jessie ShenNvidia's next-generation AI chip will continue to be manufactured by TSMC, said company CEO Jensen Huang in response to market concerns regarding the processor vendor's partnership with the pure-play foundry.
Unimicron to build new IC substrate plant for AI applicationsThu 9:14pm By Willis KeTaiwan's leading IC substrate maker Unimicron Technology will invest NT$30 billion (US$981.03 million) to set up a new plant in Taiwan dedicated to production of IC substrates with high layer count and large area to cash in on the ever-expanding AI…
Global foundry revenue to drop 9% in 2023, says DIGITIMES ResearchThu 4:33am By DIGITIMESWith the Ukraine war, global inflation, and geopolitical tensions, consumer electronics sales plunged, which further caused a decrease in semiconductor sales. Given the weakened demand for chips, DIGITIMES Research projects a 9.2% decline in global foundry…
China smartphone market, 1Q 2023Thu 4:16am By DIGITIMESSmartphones shipped to the China market shrank to only 62 million units in the first quarter of 2023, down 12.4% sequentially and 7.2% on year, but the volumes in the second quarter are expected to stay at about the same level as in the first.
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