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Intel expected to fully advance to 10nm in 2021

Intel is expected to see strong growths in sales and profits in 2021 thanks to the releases of new-generation 10nm CPUs, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.

Highlights of the day: TSMC to spend big on 3nm development

TSMC has plans to allocated US$25-28 billion in capex for 2021, with over US$15 billion of the foundry house's record budget to be spent on advancing its 3nm process node. The foundry has disclosed that it is on track to move its 3nm process to risk production later this year, and start volume in second-half 2022. Meanwhile, Taiwan's PCB sector also registered record output in 2020 at over US$2...

Foxconn appoints Jack Cheng to MIH

Foxconn Electronics has selected Jack Cheng, former executive president and co-founder of China-based electric vehicle (EV) vendor NIO, to be in charge of planning for its MIH alliance and supervising the open platform's hardware specifications.

PCB equipment maker Taliang sees capacity fully booked through 3Q21

Taiwan-based PCB equipment maker Taliang Technology has seen its production capacity fully booked through late third-quarter 2021, and will manage to flexibly adjust its production workforce and shipment schedules to accommodate more orders, according to company sources.

Samsung intros 5G mobile processor built on EUV process

Samsung Electronics has announced its new 5G mobile processor series - Exynos 2100 - built using 5nm extreme ultra-violet (EUV) process technology.

WinWay breaks ground for new plant in southern Taiwan

WinWay Technology, a dedicated supplier of IC test interface solutions, has recently broken ground for a new plant in Kaohsiung, southern Taiwan.

Worldwide semiconductor revenue increases 7.3% in 2020, says Gartner

Following a decline of 12% in 2019, worldwide semiconductor revenue rebounded in 2020 to total US$449.8 billion, an increase of 7.3% from 2019, according to preliminary results by Gartner.

Taiwan PCB output value hits record high in 2020

The output of Taiwan's PCB industry grew 5.6% on year to a record high of NT$667.2 billion (US$23.83 billion) in 2020, bolstered by pandemic-induced stay-at-home economy in most of the year as well as robust shipments for new iPhones and automotive electronics in the second half, according to Taiwan Printed Circuit Association (TPCA).

Nextronics focuses on niche market segments

High-speed connector maker Nextronics Engineering focuses on communication, industrial, smart city, medical, aerospace and transportation applications, according to company chairman and CEO Stephen Hsu.

Seagate to expand HDD storage capacity

With the amount of global data expected to grow over 40% over the next two years, Seagate has recently launched its latest 20TB hard disc drive (HDD) and is set to expand the storage capacity to 30TB and 50TB, according to Vic Huang, country manager of Seagate Taiwan.

Zyxel lands orders for 5G NR FWA routers from Telenor Norway

Taiwan-based Zyxek Communications has announced its entry into the equipment supply chain of Telenor Norway and will offer 5G NR7101 outdoor routers to support the construction of what the telecom carrier claims is the world's fastest and biggest 5G FWA (fixed wireless access) network.

EU Chamber warns of damage from deglobalization

The European Chamber is calling on governments to reverse the trend of deglobalization, or risk the collapse of economies of scale.

Protective component maker PTTC enjoys substantial ramp-up in orders for smartphones

Polytronics Technology (PTTC) has seen orders placed by China-based smartphone vendors ramp up substantially since the first quarter of 2021, according to the Taiwan-based protective component maker.

TSMC on track to move 3nm process to risk production in 2021

TSMC is on track to move 3nm process technology to risk production in 2021 followed by volume production in the second half of 2022, according to the pure-play foundry.

TSMC to spend over US$15 billion on 3nm process in 2021

Of TSMC's planned record-high capex for 2021, more than US$15 billion will be spent on advancing the foundry's 3nm process technology, according to industry sources.
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