Tuesday 19 September 2023
As Taiwan subsidizes smaller IC design companies, industry eyes followup policies
In a recent announcement, Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) says it will allocate NT$800 million (US$25 million) from its budget to subsidize R&D efforts at small and...
Wednesday 13 September 2023
Lithuanian firms, ITRI to co-build femtosecond laser tech R&D center in Taiwan
Lithuania, now dominating over 80% of global supply of femtosecond laser resources, has seen 14 local enterprises in the sector collaborate with Taiwan's government-funded Industrial...
Tuesday 12 September 2023
Taiwan's ITRI unveils upcoming R&D focuses as the country seeks to fill semiconductor tech gap
Taiwan's Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI), which receives subsidies from the Ministry of Economic Affairs, is scheduled to spend up to NT$25.5 billion in 2024, an increase...
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
South Korea focuses on domestic production of materials and components, despite rare R&D budget cuts
The South Korean Ministry of Trade, Industry, and Energy (MOTIE) has allocated a budget of KRW11.22 trillion (approximately US$84.9 billion) for the year 2024. Based on President...
Thursday 7 September 2023
Bosch exits LiDAR R&D and turns to mmWave sensors
Bosch, the global leader among Tier 1 automotive suppliers, recently announced its exit from the development of high-end autonomous vehicle LiDAR sensors and that it is reallocating...
Monday 4 September 2023
Chinese CPU players struggle to catch up with Western peers as R&D expenditure soar
In the face of a global economic slowdown and continued weak demand for consumer electronics, Chinese CPU manufacturers are still vigorously pursuing breakthroughs amidst complex...
Wednesday 30 August 2023
BYD outraces Tesla in gross margin, R&D expenses for 1H23
Chinese top EV vendor BYD outraced Tesla in terms of R&D expenses and gross margins in the first half of 2023, with both its revenues and net profits for the period hitting record...
Friday 25 August 2023
South Korea's MSIT slashes 2024 R&D budget, raises tech sector worries
The Ministry of Science and ICT (MSIT) in South Korea has made a decision regarding the allocation of the research and development budget for 2024. This move, aimed at enhancing the...
Monday 7 August 2023
Honda's new battery plant receives support; establishes next-gen R&D plant as well
In 2023, Honda and GS Yuasa decided to jointly invest and establish a new automotive battery R&D plant called "Honda GS Yuasa EV Battery R&D." According to a report from Nikkei,...
Friday 4 August 2023
ZF sees stable profits in 1H23, adding R&D center, automotive electronics plant in China
Automotive tier-1 supplier ZF enjoyed steady growth in the first half of 2023. The company said it is on track to reach its annual sales target of EUR45 billion (US$49.5 billion)...
Friday 4 August 2023
South Korea initiates major R&D project to boost chips packaging competitiveness
Recognizing the strategic importance of semiconductor packaging technology, the South Korean government is reportedly initiating a major packaging technology R&D project aimed...
Tuesday 1 August 2023
AMD plans US$400 million over 5 years to expand R&D and engineering operations in India
AMD has announced plans to invest approximately US$400 million in India over the next five years. The planned investment consists of a new AMD campus in Bangalore, Karnataka that...
Tuesday 1 August 2023
IC verification and analysis labs see promising future
Taiwanese companies specializing in materials analysis (MA), reliability analysis (RA), and failure analysis (FA) are generally optimistic about their future prospects in light of...
Friday 28 July 2023
TSMC inaugurates Global R&D Center to explore new materials and transistor architecture research
TSMC inaugurates its Global Research and Development Center, a building it proclaimed as the "Bell Labs in Taiwan" in Hsinchu on July 28. The building will house more than 7,000 R&D...
2023 Supply Chain Summit
Global server shipment forecast and industry analysis, 2022
Global high-end AI server shipments to soar in 2023, says DIGITIMES Research
In light of Huawei's 5G smartphone launch, US could pose even stricter sanctions, said DIGITIMES Research
Global foundry revenues anticipated to rise for 2024 despite lingering chip demand weakness, says DIGITIMES Research