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Jun 2, 2020

Networking chips – ASICs (application-specific integrated circuit) – are likely to rise in price during 2H20, according to a DigiTimes report.

Stay-at-home activities during the pandemic has fueled a spike in demand for portable devices, including notebooks, with chip vendors expecting shipments to these segments to remain strong till October.

DigiTimes reports, “Demand for networking, notebook, healthcare chips to stay strong till October: Pandemic-triggered robust demand for networking chips, notebook chip solutions, healthcare sensors and MCUs is expected to last into October, with networking ASICs, in particular, likely to see price hikes in the second half of the year, according to industry sources.

According to the article, Wi-Fi 6 will have a further impact on chip demand: “A new ecosystem associated with the latest Wi-Fi 6 technology is taking shape fast, with chipmakers rolling out diverse chips solutions and system makers incorporating them into a variety of terminal consumer electronics.”

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