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Digitimes Research: China 4G smartphone demand fails to surge; CoolPad, Lenovo, Xiaomi unlikely to achieve 2014 targets

5h 27min ago

After visiting China's smartphone industry in August and September, Digitimes Research found that demand for 4G smartphones in China did not rise as expected and most vendors' domestic...

TFT LCD vehicle display shipments to reach 85 million in 2014, says report

Newswatch - Sep 30, 15:46

Global TFT LCD vehicle display shipments will reach 85 million in 2014, up 30% on year, according to a report from China Times.

Large-size panel shipments increase to 70.67 million in August 2014, says report

Sep 30, 15:44

Global large-size panel shipments benefiting from peak-season incentives reached 72.01 million in August, increasing on month 5.6% compared to 2.7% a year ago, according to a report...

iPhone 6 panel demand expected at 116 million in 2014, says report

Newswatch - Sep 29, 15:38

Panel demand for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus is expected at 116 million units in 2014, according to a new report from the China Times.

Leading-edge IC foundry market forecast to increase 72% in 2014, says IC Insights

Sep 26, 16:18

Of the big-four pure-play foundries (i.e., TSMC, GlobalFoundries, UMC, and SMIC), TSMC is the only one that is expected to have a higher revenue-per-wafer figure in 2014 than in 2010...

802.11ac Wi-Fi CPE shipments to capture 18% of the total 176 million access points in 2014, says ABI Research

Sep 26, 15:43

The worldwide Wi-Fi customer premises equipment (CPE) market is expected to grow 11% in 2014. According to ABI Research, total shipments of Wi-Fi access points, routers, and residential...

Taiwan market: Taiwan Star Cellular aims at 200,000-300,000 4G users at end of 2014

Sep 26, 11:54

Taiwan Star Cellular, which started 4G commercial operations on August 25 has more than 60,000 subscribers currently and aims to reach 200,000-300,000 at the end of 2014, according...

Investment in building energy management for small to medium-size buildings expected to total nearly US$6.1 billion from 2014-2022, says Navigant

Sep 25, 15:57

The market for building energy management systems for small to medium-size commercial buildings is expanding as building owners and managers demand more energy savings and easier...

Connector maker Aces to merge with MEC

Stockwatch - Sep 25, 11:33

Taiwan-based connector maker Aces Electronics, during a shareholder meeting on September 24, approved its merger with MEC, another Taiwan-based connector maker. The merger will complete...

Gigabyte Technology may still see losses from non-motherboard businesses in 2014

Sep 25, 10:30

Despite having strong performance in the motherboard business, Gigabyte Technology's notebook and handset businesses are still having trouble picking up and may still suffer losses...

LG to announce new smartphone with in-house AP, says report

Sep 23, 14:12

LG Electronics reportedly will release a 5.9-inch smartphone using its in-house developed application processor (AP) in October at the earliest or by the end of 2014 at the latest,...

Notebook demand undermined by new Apple devices

Sep 23, 12:16

Demand for notebooks slightly picked up in early 2014, prompting optimism among firms in the supply chain about sales in the second half of the year. However, notebook vendors' performances...

Commercial replacement demand upholding global PC shipments in 2014, says MIC

Sep 22, 16:18

Shipment volume of global PC systems - comprising of notebooks and desktops - is forecast to reach around 299 million units in 2014, down 0.1% on year, according to MIC.

Worldwide monitor shipments decline in 2Q14, says IDC

Sep 19, 15:10

Worldwide monitor shipments totaled 32.5 million units in the second quarter of 2014, an on-year decline of 2.9%, according to IDC. IDC expects worldwide shipments to continue on...

Global solar cell demand in 2014 estimated at 40GWp, say Taiwan makers

Sep 19, 10:31

Global demand for crystalline silicon solar cells in 2014 is estimated at 40GWp, mainly consisting of 11GWp in China, 8GWp in Europe, 7GWp in Japan, 5GWp in the US and 1.3GWp in India,...

PCB makers to see HDI board lines at full capacity till year-end 2014

Sep 18, 14:35

PCB suppliers including Unimicron Technology, Compeq Manufacturing and Unitech Printed Circuit Board are expected to see their HDI board production lines operate at full capacity...

Asustek aiming to achieve 15% on-year PC shipment growth

Sep 18, 14:11

Asustek Computer is looking to achieve 15% on-year growth in its PC shipments each year starting 2014 and expects its annual desktop and notebook shipments together to reach 50 million...

Asustek pushing gaming products to maintain gross margins

Taiwan market: Ultra HD units to make up 10% of retail TV sales in 2014

Sep 17, 14:43

Taiwan retailers expect Ultra HD TVs to make up 10% of their overall TV sales in 2014.

Ultra HD TV sales continuing to grow in Taiwan

China market: CNY500 4G smartphones expected to be launched by end of 2014, says China Mobile Device president

Sep 16, 22:03

While there have been many 4G smartphones for sale at retail prices of CNY1,000 (US$163) or below in the China market, China-based vendors including Coolpad and Lenovo are expected...

China Mobile Device president He Ning

Homeowners expected to invest more than US$625 billion in residential generation and storage from 2014-2023, says Navigant

Sep 16, 16:25

Innovations in renewable distributed power generation, along with attractive new financing mechanisms, are providing residential customers with new options to manage their energy...

Asia-Pacific dominates IC sales in largest system categories in 2014, says IC Insights

Sep 16, 16:23

Asia-Pacific is forecast to account for nearly 59% of the US$285.9 billion IC market in 2014, followed by the Americas region, Europe, and Japan. The Asia-Pacific region is particularly...

LCD monitor shipments to reach 136 million in 2014 followed by 132 million in 2015

Sep 15, 21:25

Global shipments of LCD monitors are expected to reach 136 million in 2014 but are expected to drop to 132 million in 2015, according to market observers. Going into 2017 the shipments...

Industry observers hold different views on Ultra HD TV panel shipments in 2014

Sep 15, 15:59

Ultra HD TVs are gaining traction in the market and industry observers estimate that China will help drive global shipments to more than 15 million units in 2014.

Supply chains optimistic about wearable orders in 2014

Sep 15, 15:39

Supply chains are continuing to see orders for wearables and are optimistic demand will remain strong throughout 2014.

Acer looking to reach five million BYOC users by end of 2014

Sep 15, 14:10

Acer's Build Your Own Cloud (BYOC) platform currently has three million users and the number is estimated to reach five million by the end of 2014 and to surpass 10 million in 2015,...

Maverick Shih, manager of Acer BYOC business

China demand to bring Ultra HD TV shipments to 14 million in 2014, says report

Sep 12, 11:32

Driven by demand in China, approximately 14 million Ultra HD TVs are expected to ship globally in 2014, penetrating 6-7% of the overall TV market, according to a report from TrendF...

Market demand for lower-priced notebooks buoyant in 3Q14, says MIC

Sep 11, 16:13

Shipment volumes of Taiwan's notebook industry stood at around 36.06 million units in the second quarter of 2014, up 4.7% sequentially and 0.4% on year, according to MIC. "Shipment...

Acer sees 18.9% on-month revenue growth in August

Sep 11, 15:59

Acer has announced consolidated revenues of NT$29.85 billion (US$994.87 million) for August, up 18.9% on month and 5.2% on year, while combined consolidated revenues from January-August...

Software market revenues increase 6.3% in 2Q14, says IDC

Sep 11, 11:16

Results from the International Data Corporation (IDC) show the worldwide storage software market increased 6.3% on year during the second quarter of 2014. Revenues during the quarter...

Component suppliers preparing parts for production of 80 million iPhone 6s before year-end 2014

Newswatch - Sep 11, 11:13

Makers in the iPhone supply chain are preparing parts and components for production of up to 80 million units of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus before year-end 2014, according to sources...

IDF 2014: Intel unveils new developer tools, future technologies spanning tablets, analytics, wearable devices and PCs

Sep 10, 15:24

Intel CEO Brian Krzanich kicked off Intel's annual technical conference with a set of computing initiatives and projects showing how the company is going to enable new market segments...

IDF 2014: Intel to showcase innovations for IoT, wearable and robot markets

Sep 9, 14:37

Intel Developer Forum (IDF) will start on September 9 in the US and the CPU giant is set to showcase its latest plans and technologies for the Internet of things (IoT) market.

Asustek handset business to begin generating profits in September, says CEO

Sep 5, 15:57

Asustek Computer expects its handset business to start generating profits in September as well as in the fourth quarter of 2014 after being in the handset segment for over 10 years,...

White-box vendors under competitive pressure from brand vendors in tablet with phone function market

Sep 5, 15:29

Some China-based white-box vendors launched tablets with built-in 3G modules to allow voice communications, in China and Southeast Asia in early 2014 and saw good sales performance,...

Amtran expects to reach 2 million LCD TV shipments in 2014

Sep 5, 12:08

LCD TV maker Amtran expects to reach two million in shipments during 2014, with supply going to Vizio primarily for 55-, 65-, 75- and 85-inch units, accroding to industry sources.

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    LG Lifeband Touch wearable device

    LG Electronics has unveiled its Lifeband Touch, a wearable product that mark the company's first foray into fitness tech. Showcasing at the CES 2014 in Las Vegas, the product incorporate...

    Photo: Company, Jan 8.

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    Osram Ostar Projection P2W

    Osram Opto Semiconductors has introduced two new high-power versions of the Osram Ostar Projection for projectors with a brightness of up to 1700 lumen. The Osram Ostar Projection...

    Photo: Company, Dec 18.

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    SK Hynix 16nm 64Gb MLC NAND

    SK Hynix has started full-scale mass production of 16nm 64-gigabit (Gb) MLC NAND flash chips, according to the South Korea-based memory chipmaker. SK Hynix entered mass production...

    Photo: Company, Nov 20.

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    Nvidia Tesla K40 accelerator

    Nvidia has unveiled the Tesla K40 GPU accelerator. Providing double the memory and up to 40% higher performance than its predecessor, the Tesla K20X GPU accelerator, and 10 times...

    Photo: Company, Nov 20.

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    SK Hynix 6Gb LPDDR3

    SK Hynix has developed 6Gb low-power DDR3 (LPDDR3) using 20nm-class process technology. This product is a high-performance mobile memory solution that features low power consumption...

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