Taiwan IC suppliers to land more customizedorders from China-based smartphone, tablet vendors
Taiwan"s IC suppliers for LCD driver ICs,accelerometers (G-sensors), light ambient light sensors and power management(PWM) ICs are expected to land more customized orders from China-basedsmartphone and tablet vendors in 2014 as these vendors will continue to rollout models with high-end hardware specifications with entry-level pricing,according to industry sources.
There is a trend for China-based smartphonevendors to use HD720 panels currently, noted the sources, adding that white-boxtablet makers in China have also been increasing display resolutions.
IC companies with production capacity forHD720 driver ICs such as Novatek Microelectronics, Himax Technologies and OriseTechnology will benefit from the emerging trend, said the sources.
LCD driver IC vendors are expected to startdelivering new versions of IC parts to their clients in February, which willhelp offset part of the impact caused by seasonality, said the sources.
Meanwhile, analog IC suppliers have alsobeen developing new G-sensors, ambient light sensors and PWM ICs with morefeatures and more power efficiency.