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Japanese power semiconductor industry concerned by US-China rivalry

According to the latest data from Semiconductor Association of Japan (SEAJ), sales of Japanese semiconductor equipment increased by almost 40% in August, reaching JPY347.3 billion (US$2.41 billion), a record monthly performance. It also marks the 20t.....»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesSep 29th, 2022

China startup foundry Wingskysemi moves in first ASML lithography machine

Wingskysemi, a wholly owned semiconductor subsidiary of China's major EMS provider Wingtech Technology, has recently completed the move-in of its first ASML lithography machine at its 12-inch wafer fab in Shanghai dedicated to production of auto-grad.....»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated News1 hr. 42 min. ago

IDMs see clear auto IGBT order visibility through 2023

The supply of automotive IGBT continues to fall short of demand, and international IDMs have seen clear order visibility throughout 2023, while Chinese semiconductor companies are also stepping up the development and production of IGBT and other powe.....»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated News1 hr. 42 min. ago

Topco chair weighs in on US-China chip war

In a continuation of an exclusive interview with DIGITIMES, Topco Scientific (TSC) co-founder and Topco group chairman J.W. Kuo shared his views on the semiconductor industry, US-China relations, and Taiwan's role as the "Silicon Island" in the post-.....»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated News1 hr. 42 min. ago

Taiwan-Japan semiconductor forum draws attention with key Japanese politician giving keynote

The fact that a heavyweight Japanese lawmaker spoke at the "2022 Taiwan-Japan Technology Dialogue: Semiconductor Key Technology and Talent Forum" on the same day that US president Joe Biden participated in the first-tool-in ceremony of TSMC's Arizona.....»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated News1 hr. 42 min. ago

Taiwan"s award-winning student paper shows breakthrough in stacking GeSn nanosheet transistors

A National Taiwan University (NTU) student research paper won the semiconductor industry's prestigious IEDM's 2021 Roger A. Haken Best Student Paper Award, demonstrating capabilities of stacking eight Ge0.9Sn0.1 ultrathin bodies with a thickness unde.....»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated News5 hr. 42 min. ago

India eastern state eyes electronics and semiconductor manufacturing

As central and state governments in India are wooing investments from electronics manufacturers, the eastern state of Odisha is trying to catch up and build a local electronics ecosystem......»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated News6 hr. 14 min. ago

China-based battery makers see triple-digit growth in global installation volume

Asian EV battery companies dominate the market, with China-based manufacturers leading the pack. According to SNE Research, almost all Chinese battery makers that enjoyed the highest installation volume worldwide achieved triple-digit growth for the.....»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated News6 hr. 14 min. ago

China"s optical communication sector sees order surge for end of 2022

Despite a sudden, end-of-year order surge for China's optical telecommunications sector, the fierce price competition of 5G equipment and product specification changes have resulted in many Taiwanese suppliers no longer being confident in China's 5G.....»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated News6 hr. 14 min. ago

How Silicon Valley looks at the Taiwan miracle (8): Taiwanese in Silicon Valley

There are many Taiwan-born CEOs and Taiwanese in key positions in Silicon Valley's major semiconductor majors. David Fedor, a Stanford University professor, suggested that the US provide more quotas for Taiwan students, but also called on Taiwan to r.....»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated News6 hr. 42 min. ago

Server DRAM contract prices to hit bottom by 1Q23

Contract prices for server DRAM memory are expected to hit bottom between the fourth quarter of 2022 and first-quarter 2023 and then start recovering, according to industry sources......»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated News6 hr. 42 min. ago

Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam shortlisted for Taiwan PCB manufacturing relocation

Taiwan-based PCB and CCL suppliers, of which many have built their production sites in Kunshan, China, are considering relocating manufacturing to Southeast Asia, with Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam being shortlisted for their move into the region......»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated News6 hr. 42 min. ago

Apple reportedly plans to make iPads in India

Following protests erupting at Foxconn's plants in China, Apple is reportedly accelerating its supply chain diversification out of China and eyeing iPad production in India. However, India's permit to allow Chinese investments would be critical......»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated News6 hr. 42 min. ago

Taiwan"s award-winning student paper show breakthrough in stacking GeSn nanosheet transistors

A National Taiwan University (NTU) student research paper won the semiconductor industry's prestigious IEDM's 2021 Roger A. Haken Best Student Paper Award, demonstrating capabilities of stacking eight Ge0.9Sn0.1 ultrathin bodies with a thickness unde.....»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated News6 hr. 42 min. ago

Realtek sees November revenue fall to 21-month low

Network IC specialist Realtek Semiconductor has reported revenue fell 9.8% sequentially and 20.6% on year to a 21-month low of NT$7.3 billion (US$239.3 million) in November 2022......»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated News6 hr. 42 min. ago

Intel CEO to meet Taiwan partners

Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger will come to Taiwan before traveling to South Korea to meet the company's local partners, mainly those engaged in the PC and server industry supply chains, according to industry sources......»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated News8 hr. 14 min. ago

Foxconn sees November revenue fall 29%

Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) has disclosed that November revenue fell 29.04% sequentially to NT$551.09 billion (US$18.186 billion), which came within expectations......»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated News8 hr. 14 min. ago

Compound semiconductor demand for CE devices unlikely to pick up until mid-2023

Compound semiconductor demand for consumer electronics is unlikely to pick up until the middle of next year, while demand for automotive, industrial, military and other niche-market applications continues to grow steadily, according to market sources.....»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated News8 hr. 14 min. ago

Auto industry takes cues from mobile phone industry in transformation

When auto manufacturers and software companies intersected before, it was just a transaction. Now automakers want to collaborate with software companies......»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsRelated News9 hr. 42 min. ago

DOJ antitrust regulators should look at Apple, Google"s handling of TikTok, says FCC commissioner

Apple and Google's continued hosting of TikTok on their app stores, despite US national security concerns about the short-form video app, reflects the tech giants' "gatekeeper" power and should be made part of any antitrust reviews the app stores may.....»»

Category: topSource:  cnnRelated News13 hr. 42 min. ago

From a distant corner, a harbinger of good times for the auto industry

Toolmakers are seeing a wave of new business headed their way — a sign automakers are about to get busier......»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsRelated News14 hr. 14 min. ago