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Global wind power market declines 20% in 2013, says Navigant Research

Mar 31, 14:22

Driven by government incentives and by falling prices of electricity generated by wind turbines, the global wind industry expanded steadily, and dramatically, from 2004-2012. In 2013,...

HPC server market growth dips in 2013, says IDC

Mar 26, 15:09

Worldwide factory revenues for the high performance computing (HPC) technical server market declined 7.2% to US$10.3 billion for the full year 2013, down from a record US$11.1 billion...

Inventec 2013 net profits grow 250% on year

Mar 25, 21:35

Inventec recorded net profits of NT$6.209 billion (US$208 million) for 2013, hiking 250.79% on year, the company announced at a March 25 investors conference.

MediaTek smartphone solution shipments to grow robustly in 2014

Jan 24, 11:35

Shipments of MediaTek's smartphone solutions are expected to grow at a robust pace in 2014, buoyed by efforts by China-based smartphone vendors to expand overseas sales, and growing...

Global brand motherboard shipments in 2013 to drop slightly on year

Dec 9, 21:36

Global brand motherboard shipments are expected to reach 75 million units in 2013, down slightly from 80 million in 2012, while shipments in China are estimated to fall slightly to...

Power semiconductor market plunges in 2012, says IHS

Sep 27, 10:51

Global revenues in the power semiconductor business dropped by nearly 16% in 2012 as sluggish consumer demand, falling pricing and other factors conspired to undercut the market,...

APAC consumption value of LED lamps in general lighting reaches US$1.45 billion in 2012, says ElectroniCast

Sep 4, 10:54

In 2012, the Asia Pacific region (APAC) consumption value of LED lamps in general lighting reached US$1.45 billion. The consumption value will increase with strongly rising quantity...

Panasonic tops list of auto infotainment suppliers in 2012, says IHS

Sep 2, 10:29

Japan's Panasonic in 2012 remained the top supplier of automotive infotainment systems, putting it at the forefront of the fast-growing market for equipment that delivers information...

Kingston continues to lead DRAM module sales, says DRAMeXchange

Aug 29, 21:23

Kingston Technology continued to dominate the dedicated DRAM module field in 2012, though the long-time market leader's sales were hit by falling chip prices and a shrinking spot...

More than 28,000 fuel cell systems were shipped in 2012, says Navigant Research

Aug 19, 22:16

Driven by the increased worldwide focus on creating resilient, distributed energy systems, the fuel cell industry is experiencing a modest growth spurt. While the stationary sector...

ZigBee 2012 market share lead in home automation to be surpassed by Bluetooth in 2015, says ABI Research

Aug 13, 12:37

By 2018, ABI Research expects annual home automation device shipments to exceed 351 million, growing at a CAGR of 78%. ZigBee dominated IEEE 802.15.4 and claimed the top share of...

Automotive wireless market to expand by more than 40% from 2012-2018, says IHS

Aug 6, 21:24

Wireless technologies like Bluetooth and embedded cellular are accelerating in the vehicle business, with market revenues set to rise by 41% from 2012-2018, according to research...

Smart meters for commercial and industrial markets will total US$19.1 billion in revenues from 2012-2020, says Navigant Research

Aug 6, 14:34

Smart meters offer an essential piece of the energy management solution for commercial and industrial (C&I) customers, because they enable a timely and accurate exchange of data...

Power supply market to grow by 2.4% in 2013 after disappointing 2012, says IHS

Aug 5, 21:29

After declining in 2012, the global market for merchant power supplies is forecast to grow by 2.4% in 2013, according to research firm IHS.

Number of global music streaming subscribers to grow almost threefold from 2012 to 2017, says Parks Associates

Aug 1, 11:50

New digital audio research from Parks Associates predicts the number of music streaming subscribers worldwide will reach 15 million by 2017, and the number of connected audio products...

Small cells market returns to growth after lackluster 2011 and 2012, says ABI Research

Jul 24, 22:06

ABI Research's latest forecasts for Indoor Small Cells, which are also referred to as Enterprise and Consumer Femtocells, predicts a return to growth after lackluster 2011 and 2012,...

PTI enjoys rising shipments for mobile DRAM

Jul 15, 21:07

Packaging and testing firm Powertech Technology (PTI) has enjoyed growth in its shipments for mobile DRAM chips to Elpida Memory since the second half of 2012, according to market...

Memory and foundry chipmakers hold more than half of wafer capacity, says IC Insights

Jul 10, 11:51

The memory and IC foundry industries collectively contributed more than half of worldwide installed capacity as of December 2012, according to IC Insights.

Foxconn to fight off foreign investments with local shareholders

Jul 4, 13:44

Seeing foreign investors significantly reduce their shareholdings in Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) from 48.66% at the end of 2012 to only 40.23% recently, Foxconn...

Foxconn EPS for 2013 to be higher than 2012 levels, says chairman

Jun 27, 22:01

Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) expects its EPS for 2013 to grow beyond the NT$8.03 (US$0.27) recorded in the previous year, according to company chairman Terry Gu...

GET reports 2012 net loss of NT$3 billion

Jun 25, 10:51

Taiwan-based solar wafer maker Green Energy Technology (GET) announced 2012 consolidated revenues of NT$9.836 billion (US$326 million), down by 47.16% on year. In particular, sales...

Lite-On Technology to deal out 2012 cash dividend of NT$2.35

Jun 20, 13:49

Lite-On Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$216.05 billion (US$7.2 billion) for 2012 with net profits of NT$7.53 billion, an on-year growth of 4%. The firm plans to...

NPC 2013 capex to focus on FC CSP substrates, says president

Jun 18, 21:45

Nan Ya PCB (NPC) will invest most of its targeted capex of NT$2 billion (US$67 million) on FC CSP (chip scale package) substrates in 2013, acknowledging brisk demand coming from the...

Simplo, Dynapack approve 2012 dividends

Stockwatch - Jun 18, 11:13

Taiwan-based lithium battery pack makers Simplo Technology and Dynapack International Technology approved the distribution of a cash dividend per share of NT$6.5 for 2012 each at...

Unity Opto profits double in 2012

Jun 17, 10:45

Taiwan-based LED packaging house Unity Opto has reported 2012 consolidated revenues of NT$7.74 billion (US$259 million), showing a sequential increase of 33%, and net profits went...

Digitimes Research: South Korea accounts for 97% of AMOLED panel sales in 2012

Jun 11, 12:45

South Korea was responsible for over 97% of AMOLED panel sales in 2012 largely due to panel makers in the nation cooperating with AMOLED material and equipment providers both in and...

Delta to deal out 2012 cash dividend of NT$5.3

Jun 10, 11:25

Taiwan-based green energy firm Delta Electronics held a shareholders meeting on June 7, 2013, during which it decided to deal out 2012 cash dividend of NT$5.3 (US$0.18) per share.

Yancey Hai, chairman of Delta Electronics

Taiwan players losing advantage in tablet competition

Jun 6, 20:19

Although global tablet demand is expected to grow around 60-70% from 130-140 million units in 2012 to 230-240 million in 2013, surpassing notebook shipments, Taiwan may not be able...

AMD falls to 4th rank MPU supplier in 2012, says IC Insights

May 21, 15:54

A slowdown in notebook and desktop PC purchases coupled with strong growth in smartphones and tablets knocked AMD down to fourth place in microprocessor (MPU) sales in 2012 from second,...

Fujitsu forms Greater China division; turns business focus to ICT solutions

May 15, 22:10

Japan-based Fujitsu will start turning its business focus from hardware sales to ICT solutions and will change its marketing structure from overseas and Japan divisions, to three...

Top industrial electronics chipmakers suffer declining revenues in 2012, says IHS

May 10, 10:14

The eight leading suppliers of industrial electronics semiconductors suffered revenue declines in 2012, reflecting weak conditions for the beleaguered market, according to IHS iSup...

Hydis looks to adjust strategy amid high losses in 2012

May 8, 18:55

Hydis Technologies has plans to produce more niche products that can generate high gross profits in order to help the company become profitable in 2013, according to industry sourc...

Quanta Storage to deal out 2012 cash dividend of NT$1.30

Stockwatch - May 8, 11:12

Optical disc drive (ODD) maker Quanta Storage has decided to distribute a cash dividend per share of NT$1.30 for 2012, accounting for 80.75% of the corresponding net EPS of NT$1.61...

Catcher to buy more CNC machines

May 6, 22:46

After announcing its purchasing plans for 1,000 CNC machine in March, Catcher Technology recently plans to buy another 600 CNC machine in the near future, with the combined number...

Worldwide semiconductor assembly and testing revenues up 2% in 2012, says Gartner

May 3, 15:13

The worldwide semiconductor assembly and test services (SATS) market totaled US$24.5 billion in 2012, a 2.1% increase from 2011, according to Gartner.

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    Hynix 20nm 4Gb GDDR3

    SK Hynix has developed 20nm-class 4Gb(gigabit) graphics DDR3 DRAM, designed for notebooks requiring low-power consumption. The new 4Gb GDDR3, built using Hynix' 20nm-class technology,...

    Photo: Company, Sep 19.

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    Nokia Lumia 920

    Nokia has announced the Nokia Lumia 920 and the Nokia Lumia 820, the first devices in Nokia's Windows Phone 8 range. Both phones will be available in pentaband LTE and HSPA+ variants...

    Photo: Company, Sep 6.

  • Toshiba+3TB+3%2E5%2Dinch+HDD

    Toshiba 3TB 3.5-inch HDD

    Toshiba has announced the launch of a family of advanced 3.5-inch HDDs that bring multi-terabyte capacities to the consumer space. Volume shipments of the drives, produced with...

    Photo: Company, Aug 17.

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    Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet PC

    Samsung Electronics America has announced its Galaxy Note 10.1 for the US market. The Galaxy Note 10.1 extends the Galaxy Note category, delivering the functionality and precision...

    Photo: Company, Aug 17.

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    Computex 2012: AMD E-series APU

    AMD has announced the launch of its latest AMD E-series accelerated processing unit (APU) platform. Designed for notebook and desktop PCs which meet basic performance needs, the 2012...

    Photo: Company, Jun 8.

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