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China smartphone industry - 3Q 2022

Seeing the feeble smartphone sales in their home market China and reduced smartphone purchases by consumers in overseas markets because of inflation, Chinese smartphone brands, to lower channel inventory levels, stayed conservative with their global shipments in the third quarter of 2022 with combined volumes amounting to around 140 million units in the quarter, down 5.5% sequentially and 18.2% on year......»»

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How Silicon Valley looks at the Taiwan miracle (7): Businesses have no faith in the government"s energy policy

Larry Diamond, the co-moderator of a symposium that I took part in at Stanford University's Hoover Research Center, is known for his research on democracy in emerging countries. Once dubbed "Mr Democracy" by Time, Diamond criticized Taiwan for making conflicting semiconductor and energy policies. Of course, Mr Democracy is not an expert in nuclear energy, and a professor from Taiwan's National Tsing Hua University who was at the symposium gave him an appropriate response......»»

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Hoping to become partner of North American supply chain, Foxconn prioritizes competitiveness

Foxconn's EV assembly and production base in Ohio is currently the company's most important hub in North America. One of the key reasons why Foxconn chose this location is the supply chain ecosystem nearby. Foxconn CPO Jerry Hsiao pointed out that due to the nature of the automotive sector, the soundness of the surrounding supply chain ecosystem will have a very direct effect......»»

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IC design houses may see mounting risk of inventory losses in 2023

More IC design houses could be forced to recognize inventory losses if macro headwinds last beyond the second quarter of 2023 and drive end clients to extend their conservative shipment pull-in strategies into the second half of 2023, according to industry sources......»»

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Positive growth for semiconductor materials through 2027, says Topco chairman

Amid upstream and downstream semiconductor industry inventory adjustments and global economic uncertainties in 2022, Taiwan-based Topco Scientific (TSC) has emerged as a key supplier of semiconductor materials for many top-tier global semiconductor manufacturers. TSC is also an agent of Japan-based Shin-Etsu Silicone's wafer manufacturing materials, including silicon wafers and photoresist......»»

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ST and Soitec cooperate on SiC substrate manufacturing technology

STMicroelectronics and Soitec have announced the next stage of their cooperation on silicon carbide (SiC) substrates, with the qualification of Soitec's SiC substrate technology by ST planned over the next 18 months. The goal of this cooperation is the adoption by ST of Soitec's SmartSiC technology for its future 200mm substrate manufacturing, feeding its devices and modules manufacturing business, with volume production expected in the midterm......»»

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Profet AI takes bridgehead in Japan, focusing on automotives and manufacturing

Profet AI, a manufacturing AI application provider, has announced that it has been selected as one of the 17 international startups to participate in the Aichi landing pad program titled "Accelerate Aichi by 500 Global." Profet AI stated that through this program, it will "connect with the global startup community and industry players in Japan" and "make it a stepping stone into the Japanese market.".....»»

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Thailand could become first choice for Taiwan firms to tap Southeast Asia market of smart city solutions

For Taiwan-based makers, software solution developers and system integration services providers to tap the Southeast Asia market of smart city solutions, Thailand is thought of as the first choice and the stepping stone into other member countries of ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations), according to Market Intelligence & Consulting Institute (MIC) under government-sponsored Information Industry Institute......»»

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GlobalWafers breaks ground for Texas factory, expects mass production in 2024

GlobalWafers Co. Ltd. (GWC), the world's third-largest semiconductor silicon wafer manufacturer, held a ground-breaking ceremony on December 1 to commence the construction of a 300 mm (12-inch) silicon wafer factory in Sherman, Texas......»»

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Taiwan, Japan include hydrogen energy in net zero carbon emission in 2050, say CHEM and Mitsubishi Taiwan

While Taiwan and Japan aim to attain net zero carbon emission in 2050, Taiwan aims to have hydrogen energy take up 12% of total energy generation in 2050 and the corresponding percentage for Japan is 13%, according to Chung-Hsin Electric & Machinery Manufacturing (CHEM and Mitsubishi (Taiwan)......»»

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How Silicon Valley looks at Taiwan (7): Businesses have no faith in the government"s energy policy

Larry Diamond, the co-moderator of a symposium that I took part in at Stanford University's Hoover Research Center, is known for his research on democracy in emerging countries. Once dubbed "Mr Democracy" by Time, Diamond criticized Taiwan for making conflicting semiconductor and energy policies. Of course, Mr Democracy is not an expert in nuclear energy, and a professor from Taiwan's National Tsing Hua University who was at the symposium gave him an appropriate response......»»

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Taiwan PCB industry continues to advance amid market headwinds, says TPCA

Taiwan's PCB production value is expected to grow to a new height in 2022 despite market headwinds facing almost the entire electronics supply chains, and will continue to advance further in 2023, due mainly to the increasing output of higher-value products such as IC substrates, according to Taiwan Printed Circuit Association (TPCA)......»»

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After taking on Facebook, Vietnam startup is setting its sights on the world

A Vietnamese Internet startup that's successfully defended its home market of 100 million people against global giants like Facebook is now going into attack mode......»»

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TSMC soon to hold first tool-in ceremony at Arizona fab

TSMC will hold a ceremony on December 6 to mark the installation of the first batch of equipment at its new Arizona fab in the US, with participants including company founder Morris Chang and US president Joe Biden. Chang has also confirmed plans for 3nm technology at the Arizona fab......»»

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China steps up 32-bit MCU development

China-based MCU suppliers have stepped up the development of their 32-bit offerings while further cutting prices for commercial MCUs to offload excess inventories, according to industry sources......»»

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China startup gearing up for SiC chip production

AscenPower Semiconductors is among China-based chipmaking startups playing a part in the country's push into third-generation semiconductors, and is gearing up for 8- and 6-inch silicon carbide (SiC) chip production, according to industry sources......»»

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MCU suppliers put focus on 32-bit offerings, non-China markets

Taiwan-based MCU suppliers all intend to put a growing focus on developing mid-to high-end 32-bit offerings and expanding sales in non-Chinese markets to weather the impact of the ongoing inventory adjustments for consumer MCUs, according to industry sources......»»

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Corning unveils Gorilla Glass Victus 2

Corning has unveiled its newest glass innovation, Corning Gorilla Glass Victus 2, as the firm continues to push the boundaries of glass by expanding its Gorilla Glass portfolio......»»

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Network IC suppliers see order visibility from China remain unclear

Order visibility from China remains unclear for Taiwan-based network IC suppliers, leading them to shift focus onto the demand in the US, according to industry sources......»»

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Foxconn shipping 1st batch of EV pickup trucks at Ohio plant

Hon Hai Precision Industry (Foxconn) kicked off shipments of its first batch of electric vehicle (EV) pickup trucks for Lordstown Motors at its assembly plant in the US state of Ohio......»»

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