ELECTRONICS NEWS HIGHLIGHTS 06/06/2022
Electronics news highlights 06/06/2022
1. SK Hynix Close to Wrapping up Acquisition of Key Foundry
SK Hynix appears to be close to wrapping up the acquisition of Key Foundry, a Korean semiconductor foundry specializing in analog IC. SK Hynix aims to expand its 8-inch wafer foundry business, which has recently been in explosive demand, by acquiring Key Foundry. Recently, a severe supply shortage is taking place in the 8-inch wafer foundry industry.
2. TI's capacity shortage is said to ease in Q3
Texas Instruments recently disclosed to customers that its chip capacity shortage will be eased in the third quarter. The industry expects the supply of some analog chips to improve in the second half of this year, especially general-purpose analog chips. The easing of TI's capacity shortages indicates that the supply of the entire analog chip industry will ease, and chip prices may fall.
3. TE issues price increase notice
TE Connectivity recently issued notice that it will start to increase prices in July. TE said in the notice that despite the implementation of several productivity actions, it still faces extraordinary inflation challenges. TE cannot offset the scale and speed of these headwinds.