Monday 18 September 2023
Weekly news roundup: Huawei's chip made by SMIC is a breakout, not a breakthrough and other top stories
These are the most-read stories on the DIGITIMES Asia website during the week of September 11–15:
Thursday 14 September 2023
Huawei's Kirin 9000S chip made by SMIC is only a breakout, not a breakthrough
Even though SMIC is lagging behind TSMC and Samsung Electronics by 5-6 and 4-5 years, respectively, it still managed to cross the threshold of advanced semiconductor manufacturing...
Tuesday 12 September 2023
Next US export ban against China could target advanced packaging
In light of the fact that Chinese foundries can still obtain used equipment and consumables for process technology upgrades despite the US ban, the US could target advanced packaging...
Friday 8 September 2023
Qualcomm may be most affected by Huawei-SMIC collaboration, says DIGITIMES Research
If Huawei can revive its handset business by rolling out more 5G and other handset-related chips with support from SMIC's 14nm and 7nm manufacturing capability, Qualcomm and MediaTek...
Thursday 7 September 2023
ASML CEO warns against 'compelling China to be innovative'
Semiconductor equipment firm ASML is seeing a negative effect on US' containment policy towards China. ASML CEO Peter Wennink shared his views on the China issue, as well as export...
Tuesday 5 September 2023
TechInsights confirms Huawei's SoC made by SMIC N+2 7nm node
TechInsights' latest report pointed out that its lab in Ottawa, Canada, has confirmed that the SoC of Huawei's Mate 60 Pro smartphone was manufactured by SMIC's N+2 7nm process node...
Tuesday 5 September 2023
Chipmaking equipment self-sufficiency accelerates in China
China's pursuit of chipmaking equipment self-sufficiency is accelerating rapidly, which also benefits Taiwanese fab toolmakers such as Gudeng Precision Industrial and Grand Process...
Tuesday 5 September 2023
Support for Huawei 7nm chip could hurt SMIC profitability, say sources
For SMIC, providing support for Huawei's 7nm chip without access to EUV technology could prove to be detrimental to its profitability, according to industry sources.
Monday 4 September 2023
Where does Huawei's Mate 60 Pro SoC come from?
Huawei's Mate 60 Pro recently made an unexpected debut, sparking curiosity among Chinese consumers that the model might not necessarily carry truly top-notch SoC specs. In a public...
Monday 28 August 2023
Utilization rebounce can't save SMIC's falling profits
Despite the noticeable rebounce of utilization rate of SMIC starting from the second quarter of 2023, reaching nearly 80%, the pace of improvement still appears sluggish, unable to...
Wednesday 23 August 2023
SMIC's unspoken mission and Huawei's 5G smartphone chips
As Huawei boldly proclaimed the comeback of its flagship 5G smartphone in early August, rumors about Huawei commissioning China's largest semiconductor foundry SMIC to break through...
Monday 21 August 2023
Handset chip backend houses pin hopes on new iPhones to bolster basic shipments in 2H23
Taiwan's mobile phone chips backend supply chain players have recently expressed pessimism about the handset application market outlook. Major OSATs ASE Technology and King Yuan Electronics,...
Tuesday 15 August 2023
SMIC, Hua Hong confront price pressure amid market challenges
Amid global macroeconomic headwinds and weak demands for consumer electronics, SMIC has begun witnessing increasing orders, while Hua Hong Semiconductor is still struggling with a...
Friday 11 August 2023
SMIC expands production despite geopolitical and macroeconomic challenges
Amid the subdued demands for consumer electronics and smartphones, the rising utilization rate recorded by Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC), the largest pure-play...
Thursday 3 August 2023
China's Huawei returning to 5G phone market with SMIC chips
Over the past two weeks, Reuters and Nikkei Asia have closely monitored the rumors surrounding a potential collaboration between Huawei and SMIC (Semiconductor Manufacturing...
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