New Apple win pushes Foxconn to plan for Indian expansion
March 17, 2023EMS giant Foxconn has reportedly won an order from Apple to manufacture AirPods. As a response, the Taiwanese company is said to be planning to build a factory in India to produce the wireless earphones.
Global smartphone production fell by 15.5% YoY in 4Q22
March 10, 2023Smartphone brands hoped that the promotional activities related to the year-end holiday season or initiated by e-commerce companies would lead to a significant reduction in channel inventory near the end of 2022.
Inventory correction is in final phase for NB panels in 1Q23
March 06, 2023TrendForce estimates that shipments of display panels used in notebook computers (NB panels) will total 38.7 million pieces for 1Q23, showing a QoQ decline of 10.4% and a YoY decline of 45.6%.
Foxconn to create thousands of jobs in India
March 03, 2023According to the Indian state of Telangana's chief minister, Apple supplier Foxconn plans to invest an unknown amount to set up an electronics manufacturing facility in the southern state.
Apple injects €1 billion to expand German design centre
March 02, 2023Apple is accelerating its investment in Europe and Germany with an additional EUR 1 billion to expand its Silicon Design Centre. Three new R&D facilities will deepen the company's presence in Munich.
Fire hits Apple supplier in India – production halted
February 28, 2023Taiwanese Foxlink, a designer and manufacturer of connectors, cable assemblies, power management devices and an Apple supplier, has halted production at its manufacturing facility in Andhra Pradesh, India after a massive fire broke out.
Server DRAM will overtake mobile DRAM in supply in 2023
February 20, 2023Since 2022, DRAM suppliers have been adjusting their product mixes so as to assign more wafer input to server DRAM products while scaling back the wafer input for mobile DRAM products.
Salcomp is looking to increase its workforce in India
February 14, 2023Power supply specialist – and Apple supplier – Salcomp is reportedly planning to double its workforce in India over the next three years, targeting 25,000 employees in the country.
Who spends the most on semiconductors?
February 07, 2023Unsurprisingly, we find several major OEM manufacturers of PCs and smartphones among the biggest semiconductor buyers.
ams Osram stands to benefit from Apple adopting micro LED
February 02, 2023According to TrendForce, Apple is expected to adopt Micro LED for its consumer electronic products in the close future.
Taiwanese manufacturers to speed up investments in Mexico
January 24, 2023EMS-giant Foxconn, alongside other Taiwanese tech companies, is increasing its production capacity in Mexico in order to keep up with the demand for EVs and servers to be made in North America.
Global semiconductor revenue grew 1.1% in 2022
January 18, 2023According to preliminary data from Gartner, global semiconductor revenue climbed 1.1% in 2022 to reach USD 601.7 billion, up from USD 595 billion in 2021. The top 25 semiconductor vendors collectively generated 2.8% more revenue in 2022, making up 77.5% of the market.
Estimated iPhone 14 shipments lowered to 78.1 million units
December 29, 2022The operation of Foxconn's major manufacturing base in the Chinese city of Zhengzhou has been affected by a local COVID-19 outbreak since this October. As a result, the capacity utilisation rate of the base has yet to rise above the level of 70%, reports market researcher Trendforce.
Total revenue of Top 10 IC design houses dropped 5% in Q3
December 15, 2022According to Trendforce, the total revenue of the global top 10 IC design houses for 3Q22 showed a QoQ drop of 5.3%. Broadcom returned to the number two spot in revenue ranking by overtaking Nvidia and AMD.
Ericsson and Apple bury the hatchet
December 09, 2022Swedish telecom company Ericsson announces that it has reached a global patent license agreement with Apple. The agreement includes a cross-license relating to patented cellular standard-essential technologies and grants certain other patent rights.
Global top 10 foundries’ total revenue grew by 6% in 3Q22
December 08, 2022According to TrendForce’s research, the total revenue of the global top 10 foundries rose by 6% QoQ to USD 35.21 billion for 3Q22 as the release of the new iPhone series during the second half of the year generated significant stock-up activities across Apple’s supply chain.
Smartphone production fell to about 289M units in 3Q22
December 07, 2022According to TrendForce’s latest research, global smartphone production totaled around 289 million units for 3Q22, showing a slight QoQ drop of 0.9% and a YoY drop of 11%.
Apple to source US-made chips from TSMC Arizona
December 07, 2022TSMC’s investment in Arizona will grow to USD 40 billion and instead of one manufacturing fab in, the city will see a second fab from the Taiwanese semiconductor manufacturer.
Market predictions that will drive growth in the embedded electronics sector
December 06, 2022From Matter to how smart technology will come of age as it contributes hugely towards energy cost reduction, and handling continued supply chain pressures, ByteSnap Design embedded electronics engineers look at trends that will drive growth in the embedded electronics sector in 2023.
COVID continues to cause trouble for FoxconnLoad more news
December 05, 2022Apple supplier Foxconn doesn't expect its plant in Zhengzhou, China – a city recently hit by a COVID outbreak – to resume full production until late December, or even early January.