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LGES becomes South Korea's second most-valuable company after stock debut

LG Energy Solution (LGES) saw its shares briefly double from their initial public offering (IPO) price before settling at about 60% higher on its first day of trading on January 27, making the battery supplier the second-most valuable company in South Korea after Samsung Electronics.

Andes RISC-V SoC shipments top 3 billion units in 2021

Shipments for SoC chips adopting Andes Technology's processor IPs topped three billion units in 2021, representing a 2017-2021 CAGR of 50%, according to Frankwell Lin, chairman and CEO of the Taiwan-based silicon IP provider.

Gorilla Technology: Allying Taiwan and Japan industry leaders to expand global edge AI markets

A Taiwan-based edge AI company, Gorilla Technology Group, has revealed plans to invite leading technology application brand companies from Taiwan and Japan to form a "Smart City Diverse Industry Alliance" ecosystem, with the goal of jointly expanding the global markets for edge AI analytics solutions and services.

Notebook shipments to drop 10% in 1Q22; demand rise for higher-end models, says Digitimes Research

Digitimes Research expects the slow season to have a bigger influence on the notebook market in the first quarter of 2022 than seasonal effects had in the first quarter of 2021. Overall notebook shipments are expected to slip 10% sequentially.

Holtek to significantly scale up 32-bit MCU chip output starting 4Q22

Holtek Semiconductor expects to significantly scale up its 32-bit MCU chip output starting in the fourth quarter of 2022, thanks to long-term capacity supply contracts with foundry partners, according to company spokesperson Armstrong Tsai.

Nanya expects slight ASP drop in 1Q22

DRAM maker Nanya Technology expects its chip ASPs to drop at a slower-than-expected pace in the first quarter of 2022, and to register flat performance or a slight increase in the following quarter.

Market Cap 100: 2021 shows golden age of Asian semiconductor industry

According to the latest Asia Supply Chain Market Cap 100 ranking, the Asian semiconductor industry is worth a total of US$1,156.9 billion by market cap. Taiwanese companies alone, in aggregate, make up US$705.3 billion, which is more than the other 3 countries-China, Japan, and Korea-combined by US$451.6 billion.

PDC upbeat about demand for medium- and large-size MLCCs

Prosperity Dielectrics Company (PDC), which mainly supplies multi-layer ceramic capacitors (MLCCs) and related ceramic powders, has expressed optimism that demand for medium- and large-size/volatage MLCCs will continue to grow this year for 5G infrastructure, automotive, and new-energy vehicle applications.

Tyntek undertakes trial production at 6-inch wafer factory

LED chip and Si-based sensor chip maker Tyntek has undertaken small-volume trial production at its new factory of 6-inch epitaxial wafers and will begin volume production in the second or third quarter of 2022, according to the company.

Industry watch: ICT business opportunities and challenges in 2022

The supply chain of Asia's ICT industry has evolved from a PC-driven era to an era led by mobile communication over the past 30 years. The smartphone and notebook markets have driven the ups and downs of the Asian supply chain. Ushering in the booming era intertwined by 5G, low-Earth orbit satellites, EVs, and future cars coupled with emerging diverse applications, leading players of different ...

Samsung posts 14% revenue growth in Vietnam in 2021

Despite being affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, Samsung Vietnam still saw its revenue grow by 14% on year to US$74.2 billion and its export turnover increase by 16% on year to US$65.5 billion in 2021.

Nan Ya PCB to expand ABF substrate capacity in Taiwan and China

Taiwan-based Nan Ya PCB, which specializes in the manufacture of IC substrates, has announced plans to further expand fab capacities in Taiwan and China for high-end ABF substrates with the additional output set to come online by 2024.

Hive Ventures offers investment + counseling to help startups solve clients' pain points

Founded in 2019, Hive Ventures differentiates itself from fellow venture capital firms by adopting investment + counseling, a business model of making early-stage venture capital investment in startups plus providing counseling services to help them solve clients' crucial problems, according to company co-founder Yan Lee.

Semiconductor equipment billings stay robust

December billings among North American manufacturers of semiconductor production equipment slipped from the record high set in November.

ASC 100: Top 10 most valuable companies by market capitalization

The latest "Asia Supply Chain Market Cap 100 Ranking" compiled by DIGITIMES showed the top 10 most valuable companies in Asia supply chains managed to survive, and some even excelled than ever before.
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