NVIDIA leads way but competition is intensifying
October 15, 2019Diversity is the name of the game when it comes to the edge Artificial Intelligence (AI) chipset industry. In 2019, the AI industry is witnessing the continual migration of AI workloads, particularly AI inference, to edge devices, including on-premise servers, gateways, and end-devices and sensors.
Futurwei caught in wake of Huawei ban
October 09, 2019Futurewei, the U.S.-based R&D arm of blacklisted telecom giant Huawei, continues to shrink in the aftermath of the global telecom giant being added to the U.S. Entity list in May.
TSMC’s fab investments set the stage for sale surge in 2H19
September 26, 2019Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company’s heavy investments in advanced wafer-fab technology are set to pay off significantly for the world’s largest silicon foundry as it continues the production ramp of 7nm ICs in the second half of this year, according to IC Insights.
SIA presses Trump to expedite Huawei licenses
September 16, 2019The U.S. semiconductor industry is pressuring President Trump to make good on a promise to ease restrictions on sales to Huawei.
iPhone XR out-ships the Galaxy A10 by two-to-one
September 06, 2019Apple’s iPhone XR lead all smartphone models in the first half of 2019, with worldwide shipments amounting to 26.9 million units, according to IHS Markit | Technology, now a part of Informa Tech.
Huawei: U.S. efforts may lower smartphone revenue by billions
August 26, 2019Huawei said on Friday the impact of U.S. trade restrictions on its business will be less than what it initially feared, though the curbs could push its smartphone unit’s revenue lower by about USD 10 billion this year, according to a Reuters story.
Top-15 semiconductor suppliers’ sales fall by 18% in 1H19
August 23, 2019Sony was the only top-15 semiconductor supplier to register year-over-year growth in 1H19. IC Insights details the development.
U.S. adds dozens of Huawei affiliates to entity list
August 20, 2019The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) of the U.S. Department of Commerce identified 46 additional Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. affiliates that require inclusion on the Entity List, as part of a routine review of all Entity Listings.
Global smartphone shipments fall - again - in 2Q/2019
August 07, 2019The bad news for the global smartphone market is that global shipments fell in the second quarter, marking seven consecutive quarters of year-over-year declines.
10'000 jobs to go at Flex in China
August 06, 2019Contract manufacturer Flex is said to cut 10'000 jobs in China due to its fight with Huawei over USD 100 million in assets.
Improved profitability for Aixtron in H1/2019
August 05, 2019Aixtron SE, specialist for deposition equipment to the semiconductor industry, reported on increased revenue at EUR 132.0 million (+12% compared to previous year) for the first half 2019.
Doosan reinforces European Battery production
July 30, 2019Doosan is to open its European copper thin foil manufacturing unit in Hungary. In the framework of the investment, worth EUR 100 million, the South-Korean company is to construct its new factory in the Tatabánya Industrial Park.
Cell phone 3D sensing market enters growth stage
July 22, 2019LEDinside predicts that smartphone shipments are to decline for whole 2019 year, cell phone brands will be engaging in a 'specs -contest' with their flagship devices for the second half-year, and 3D sensing modules will become an important component in that race.
Commission fines Qualcomm for engaging in 'predatory pricing'
July 19, 2019The European Commission has fined Qualcomm €242 million for abusing its market dominance in 3G baseband chipsets. Qualcomm sold below cost, with the aim of forcing its competitor Icera out of the market, the decision reads. This is illegal under EU antitrust rules.
Huawei ban temporarily relaxed - will it have an effect?
July 10, 2019TrendForce, says that demand for LTPS devices were previously expected to grow steadily in 2019 and cause utilisation for LTPS production lines to climb. But due to the effects of the Huawei ban, LTPS area produced is expected to shrink starting from 3Q, with the annual area produced expected to fall by about 7.2% compared to 2018, arriving at just 8.3 million square-meters.
Federal Court: Huawei guilty of trade secrets theft
June 27, 2019The verdict is in for Huawei over charges the global supplier stole trade secrets from Cnex, a Silicon Valley startup that provides revolutionary solid-state storage semiconductor and software solutions for cloud, hyper-scale, and enterprise data centers.
Component distribution defies ailing market
June 24, 2019German component distribution (according to FBDi e.V.) is up 4% in the first quarter of 2019. The order situation continues to weaken.
MACOM to restructure - planning to close seven facilities
June 19, 2019Semiconductor solutions supplier, MACOM Technology Solutions, says it has implemented a restructuring plan that will provide an expected annual expense savings of approximately USD 50 million dollars once fully implemented.
US ban takes a toll on Huawei - and its American suppliers
June 17, 2019Micron and Western Digital are facing immediate impacts; while Huawei faces longer-term storage-supply challenges, says IHS Markit.
Global top ten foundries for 2Q19 perform less-than-expectedLoad more news
June 13, 2019According to TrendForce’s latest statistics, the weakened demand in 1Q persisted well into 2Q as a result of political and economic instability.