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Taiwan quartz component suppliers to embrace bright prospects for 2H21

Taiwan-based quartz component makers are expected to see their combined output value grow further in the second half of 2021, driven by strong demand for 5G and Wi-Fi 6 applications, according to market sources......»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesMay 4th, 2021

The NYPD"s Robot Dog Was a Really Bad Idea: Here"s What Went Wrong

Design, context and timing influence whether humans embrace a robot or reject it -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com.....»»

Category: scienceSource:  sciamRelated News16 hr. 37 min. ago

Taiwan large-size panel shipments drop 3% in 1Q21, says Digitimes Research

Taiwan's large-size TFT LCD panel shipments (excluding Sharp's) for first-quarter 2021 slipped 3.4% sequentially but grew 51.5% on year to 72.25 million pieces, according to Digitimes Research......»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated News16 hr. 37 min. ago

Tripod Tech expects new capacity to come online in 2H21

Tripod Technology will have new production lines at its manufacturing site in Xiantao, China's Hubei province get ready for production in June, according to the Taiwan-based PCB manufacturer. Output at the site will be ramping up starting the second.....»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated News16 hr. 37 min. ago

Chips shortages to slow down specs upgrades for new offerings in 2H21

As shortages of ICs and other components are expected to worsen further in the peak season, downstream system makers are expected to slow down specs upgrades for their new offerings set for launch in the second half of the year, according to industry.....»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated News16 hr. 37 min. ago

PCB firm Apex bracing for strong 2Q21

Taiwan-based PCB maker Apex International, with main manufacturing operations in Thailand, is poised to enjoy a particularly strong second quarter of 2021, thanks to robust demand for TVs and other consumer electronics applications, according to mark.....»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated News16 hr. 37 min. ago

Longer production lead times to constrain revenue growth at MCU vendors

Taiwan's MCU vendors will see their revenue growth momentum constrained in the short term by extended delivery lead times at foundry and backend houses, although they have abundant orders in hands, according to industry sources......»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated News21 hr. 5 min. ago

An Estimated 30% of All Smartphones Vulnerable To New Qualcomm Bug

Around a third of all smartphones in the world are believed to be affected by a new vulnerability in a Qualcomm modem component that can grant attackers access to the device's call and SMS history and even audio conversations. From a report: The vuln.....»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailRelated NewsMay 6th, 2021

Highlights of the day: Foxconn-Yageo JV targets small ICs

EMS giant Foxconn, taking a step further in its transformation, has formed a joint venture with passive component maker Yageo for the development and sales of what they call "small ICs" - semiconductor chips with ASP lower than US$2.00. Meanwhile, TS.....»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated NewsMay 6th, 2021

ASML, Applied hiring talent in Taiwan

Semiconductor equipment vendors ASML and Applied Materials have been hiring talent for their local operations in Taiwan......»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated NewsMay 6th, 2021

Advantech to see 2Q21 shipments hit by component shortage

Industrial PC maker Advantech expects its second-quarter 2021 sales to be affected by the ongoing shortages of upstream components, with 5-10% of the orders set to see delays in delivery, according to the company......»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated NewsMay 6th, 2021

CCL maker Iteq upbeat about 2Q21

Taiwan-based CCL supplier Iteq expects its revenues to be driven by a continued influx of orders for server and 5G base station applications in the second quarter of 2021......»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated NewsMay 6th, 2021

Suppliers to gear up for PS5 redesign

Suppliers including foundry TSMC are expected to kick off production for the redesign of Sony's PlayStation 5 (PS5) games console between the second and third quarters of 2022, according to industry sources......»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated NewsMay 6th, 2021

Chip shortage continues, US asks Taiwan to prioritize automakers

Ford, Renault, and Stellantis warn that Q2 production will be heavily affected. Enlarge (credit: Aurich Lawson | Getty Images) The worldwide semiconductor shortage continues to affect the automotive industry. One by one, automakers have warned.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsMay 5th, 2021

GlobalWafers expects silicon wafer demand to stay robust through 2023

Taiwan-based GlobalWafers has reported sequential growths in first-quarter shipments for silicon wafers of all sizes, and expects sales momentum to stay strong through 2023......»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated NewsMay 5th, 2021

Taiwan IC design houses bracing for strong sales in 2Q21

Taiwan-based IC design houses are bracing for a robust second-quarter 2021, fueled by persistently strong demand along with rising chip prices, according to industry sources......»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated NewsMay 5th, 2021

IKKA to be listed on TWSE

Japan-based IKKA Holdings (Cayman) will be listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TWSE) in late May 2021, according to company chairman Hu Shiang-chi......»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated NewsMay 5th, 2021

Pandemic deters Taiwan managers from working in India

Rampant Covid-19 infections across India have not only disrupted production at plants run by Taiwan's electronics suppliers there, but also made it more difficult for them to dispatch Taiwanese management staff to the South Asian country, according t.....»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated NewsMay 5th, 2021

Taiwan small- to mid-size LCD panel shipments to grow sequentially in 2Q21

Taiwan's shipments of small- to medium-size LCD panels are expected to edge up 3.7% sequentially but decline 15% on year in the second quarter of 2021, after reaching 188 million units in the previous quarter, Digitimes Research estimates......»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated NewsMay 5th, 2021

Apple may lead AIO PC market with new iMac

With chip and component suppliers prioritizing their shipments supporting high-end products, such as the iMac, Apple is likely to overtake HP as the top all-in-one (AIO) PC brand vendor, according to industry sources......»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated NewsMay 5th, 2021

US Commerce Dept Pressing Taiwan To Supply More Chips To US Automakers

The U.S. Commerce Department is pressing Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing and other Taiwanese firms to prioritize the needs of American automakers to ease chip shortages in the near term, Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo said on Tuesday. From a rep.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsMay 5th, 2021