IMI’s first half of 2020 was hampered by plant shutdowns
August 04, 2020Philippine-based EMS provider, Integrated Micro-Electronics, Inc. (IMI), booked USD 476 million of first half revenue in 2020 as plant shutdowns in various operating regions significantly affected financial results.
Samsung to stop production at its last Chinese PC plant
August 03, 2020The South Korean tech giant will stop production at its last computer manufacturing plant in China as it shifts production from the country.
Mynaric to cease business activities in China
August 03, 2020The German manufacturer of laser communication technologies has decided to fully cease its business operations in China.
Panasonic and China’s GS-Solar to end PV business partnership
July 31, 2020Panasonic says that it will exercise its right not to proceed with the proposed collaboration with GS-Solar in the photovoltaic business.
Schweizer: decline in sales still within rather pessimistic expectation
July 29, 2020Due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, preliminary figures show that Schweizer’s business performance in the first half of 2020 was significantly weaker than in the previous year.
LG Display to start mass-production in earnest at Guangzhou OLED panel plant
July 24, 2020LG Display says that it will start mass-production in earnest at its 8.5th generation (2,200mm x 2,500mm) OLED panel production plant in Guangzhou, China.
Sierra Wireless to divest automotive embedded module product line
July 24, 2020The company has announced a definitive agreement to divest its Shenzhen, China-based automotive embedded module product line for USD 165 million in cash.
Apple wants its supply chain to be 100% carbon neutral by 2030
July 23, 2020The Cupertino company says that its wants to bring its entire carbon footprint to net zero – 20 years sooner than the IPCC targets.
Chip production equipment spending to hit record levels in 2021 following strong 2020
July 22, 2020Global sales of semiconductor manufacturing equipment by original equipment manufacturers are projected to increase six% to USD 63.2 billion in 2020 compared to USD 59.6 billion in 2019 before logging record high revenue of USD 70 billion in 2021 on the strength of double-digit growth, according to SEMI.
AT&S invests millions in Leoben
July 22, 2020AT&S is planning to invest up to EUR 120 million in a technology upgrade over a period of four years. The aim is to create 200 additional jobs by 2023.
Chinese polarizer manufacturers to occupy over 40% of global production capacity
July 21, 2020The display panel industry is expected to see limited growth in large-sized panel input area in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact and the continued reduction of LCD production capacity in Korea, according to TrendForce’s latest investigations.
Wistron’s iPhone production plant finds new owner
July 21, 2020The EMS giant announced its intentions to sell two of its Chinese subsidiaries in a filling with the Taiwan Stock Exchange on July 17.
China steps up pace of Mini/Micro LED commercialisation
July 20, 2020By 2024, the global Mini/Micro LED market is projected to reach US$4.2 billion in revenue. The positive outlook of the Mini/Micro LED industry has attracted many investors.
Taiwan edges South Korea as largest base for IC Wafer Capacity
July 15, 2020China's capacity expansion forecast to push the country into second place in the regional rankings in 2022, trailing only Taiwan in size, says IC Insights.
Schmid relocates its main Chinese production plant
July 15, 2020The groups main Chinese factory will move out of the free trade zone in Zhuhai to newly built factory in Zhongshan, some 40 kilometer away from the old location.
The sale of Scanfil’s Hangzhou unit is completed
July 15, 2020On 29 June 2020, Scanfil announced that it would sell the entire share capital of its subsidiary Scanfil (Hangzhou) Co., Ltd. located in Hangzhou, China.
GaAs RF revenue projected to decline by 3.8% in 2020
July 13, 2020RF front-end component IDM and foundry revenues will be affected under the dual influences of the COVID-19 pandemic and the Chinese government’s policy of decoupling from the U.S., driven by the ever-intensifying U.S.-China trade war that began in 2019, according to TrendForce’s latest investigations.
ACM Research starts construction of new facility in Shanghai
July 10, 2020ACM Research, a supplier of wafer cleaning technologies for semiconductor devices, says that its operating subsidiary ACM Research (Shanghai), has begun construction of its new development and production facility in the Lingang Special Area of China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone.
Delphi Technologies awarded new power electronics business
July 10, 2020Delphi Technologies is making new strides by securing new power electronics business wins in the second quarter of 2020 with three Chinese OEMs. The new business is scheduled to launch in the 2021-23 timeframe.
U.S.: Cancellation of Preferential Treatment for Hong Kong to impact chip industryLoad more news
July 09, 2020The U.S. Department of Commerce announced on June 29 that the newly instituted Hong Kong national security law by the Chinese government will increase “the risk that sensitive U.S. technology will be diverted to [the Chinese government]”; the Department therefore put a temporary stop to the preferential treatment the U.S. had afforded to Hong Kong.