Mar. 27, 2023 /SemiMedia/ -- According to insiders in the supply chain, the price of the HD version of Touch and Display Driver Integration (TDDI) chips for mobile phones has unexpectedly increased due to tight supply and demand.

The source pointed out that since the beginning of March, the price of HD version TDDI chips for mobile phones has risen by 10%. This is the first price increase for IC design companies after inventory corrections since the second half of last year.

The insider pointed out that the price increase of TDDI chips is mainly due to the profit considerations of wafer foundries in mainland China, which transfer production capacity to other brands of products and the production of some power management ICs. The total supply of the HD version of TDDI for mobile phones has decreased, and short-term demand exceeds supply, resulting in price increases.

The source also revealed that the shortage of HD version TDDI will continue until April, and the price may return to normal when the production capacity and supply return to normal in May.