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Handset panel shipments reach 2 billion in 2014, says report

Newswatch - 58min ago

Shipments of handset panels used in feature phones and smartphones reached two billion in 2014, up 10% on year, according to a report from Tech News quoting statistics from...

Foxconn taking different approach on patent management

4h 20min ago

Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) has recently changed its strategy for patent acquisition and instead of trying to push the number of patents, the Taiwan-based maker...

Global display module output increases 5% in 2014 to over US$82 billion, says PIDA

Jan 26, 15:44

The global display module output value in 2014 reached US$82.59 billion, up about 5% from US$78.88 billion in 2013, according to Taiwan-based Photonics Industry & Technology Development...

Asustek ships 5 million, Gigabyte 3.6 million graphics cards in 2014

Jan 26, 15:13

Although the global graphics card market suffered an about 10% decline in shipments in 2014, Asustek Computer still managed to maintain its graphics card shipments at five million...

China reaches PV installation capacity of 10.52GWp in 2014, says report

Jan 26, 13:07

Total installation capacity of rooftop and ground-mounted PV power-generating system set up in China in 2014 stood at 10.52GWp, increasing 13% on year but short of the target of 14GWp...

AMD facing declining graphics card market share

Jan 23, 14:27

AMD is seeing its share in the graphics card market declining as its business re-organization in the second half of 2014 has impacted its R&D and marketing. Seeing demand for...

LG ships 59.6 million smartphones in 2014, say reports

Jan 23, 13:56

LG Electronics shipped 59.6 million smartphones globally in 2014, increasing 25.2% from 47.6 million units shipped a year earlier, according to media reports from Korea.

Samsung and Apple remain top semiconductor customers, says Gartner

Jan 23, 09:57

Samsung Electronics and Apple remained the top semiconductor buyers in 2014, representing a combined semiconductor demand of 17%, according to Gartner. Samsung and Apple together...

TV display shipments reach 247 million in 2014, up 7.4% on year; China makers to hold 22% global share in 2015, says firm

Jan 21, 14:52

TV display shipments reached 247 million globally in 2014, up 7.4% on year, with Samsung Display holding a 22.4% share, according to research firm Sigmaintell.

Global smartphone shipments grow nearly 26% in 2014, says TrendForce

Jan 21, 14:42

Global smartphone shipments totaled 1.167 billion units in 2014, increasing 25.9% from a year earlier, according to TrendForce.

Taiwan market: APT 2014 pre-tax loss reaches NT$10 billion

Jan 21, 12:04

Asia Pacific Telecom (APT), a CDMA 2000 and a 4G operator in Taiwan, suffered pre-tax losses of NT$10.207 billion (US$332 million) in 2014, according to the company.

Taiwan attracts foreign direct investment of over US$5.7 billion in 2014, says MOEA

Jan 21, 11:58

Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) approved 3,577 foreign direct investment projects (except from China) totaling US$5.770 billion in 2014, respectively increasing 11.57%...

Taiwan touch panel makers report dismal 2014 results

Jan 20, 14:05

Price wars in the touch panel segment are said to have been a major factor in Taiwan makers' declining performances in 2014, resulting in TPK seeing an on-year 18.58% decline and...

ECS sees Classmate PCs and Liva X mini PCs boost profits

Jan 20, 13:49

Despite seeing motherboard shipments and profits continuing to decline, Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) is enjoying stable profits from its Classmate PC and Liva X mini PC product...

Second-generation Liva X mini PC from ECS

ZTE sees strong profit growth in 2014

Jan 20, 10:51

China-based handset and telecom equipment vendor ZTE has has reported revenues of CNY81.24 billion (US$13.19 billion) for 2014, increasing 7.99% on year. Its net operating profit...

JMicron grabs SSD controller orders from Western Digital, says report

Stockwatch - Jan 19, 21:43

Memory controller IC supplier JMicron Technology has grabbed orders for solid-state drives (SSD) from Western Digital (WD), as well as orders from memory module makers including Adata...

China market: Smartphone shipments in 2014 estimated at 389 million units, says paper

Newswatch - Jan 19, 10:38

There were 389 million smartphones shipped in the China market in 2014, decreasing over 8% on year, the Chinese-language Commercial Times has cited statistics by China's...

Acer leads in 4Q14 consumer PC, notebook sales in several countries

Jan 16, 15:17

Acer recorded the largest market shares for consumer PCs and notebooks in several countries including Austria, Germany, Denmark, the Netherlands, Sweden, the Philippines and Thailand,...

Taiwan market: LED light bulb penetration reaches 50% in 2014, says Philips executive

Jan 16, 14:48

In the Taiwan market, LED light bulbs accounted for 50% of all types of light bulbs in 2014 and the penetration rate is likely to rise to 60% in 2015, according to Philips Taiwan...

Philips new LED light bulb models

Largan Precision 4Q14, 2014 revenues, net profits hit records

Jan 16, 11:18

Largan Precision, a Taiwan-based maker of lens modules used in smartphones, tablets and notebooks, has reported highest-ever results for the fourth quarter and the entire 2014.

Taiwan 2014 optoelectronics production value estimated at NT$2.467 trillion, says PIDA

Jan 15, 23:22

Taiwan's optoelectronics industries generated a total production value of NT$2.467 trillion (US$80.2 billion) in 2014, flat on year and accounting for about 12% of global total, according...

Ichia posts all-time high revenues for 2014

Jan 15, 11:28

Flexible PCB (FPCB) and chassis maker Ichia Technologies has announced an all-time high revenues of NT$11.23 billion (US$353.41 million) for 2014, increasing 17% from a year earlie...

China market: Gaming revenues in 2014 over CNY114 billion, says CADPA

Jan 15, 10:21

Total revenues for gaming services in the China market in 2014 are estimated at CNY114.48 billion (US$18.5 billion), increasing 37.7% on year, according to China Audio-video and Digital...

Inventec chairman confident of shipping 100 million products in 2015

Jan 14, 23:18

Inventec chairman Richard Lee, at Xiaomi's product launch conference in Taiwan, pointed out that the company is expected to see about 100 million ODM/OEM product shipments in 2015,...

Richard Lee, Inventec chairman

Acer founder lauds CEO despite revenues decline

Jan 14, 15:01

Although Acer's consolidated revenues for 2014 hit an 8-year low, the company's founder Stan Shih still praised company CEO Jason Chen's performance, saying that it was not easy for...

Stan Shih, Acer founder

Auto PCB specialist Chin-Poon reports record sales for 4Q14

Jan 14, 14:54

Automotive PCB maker Chin-Poon Industrial has reported consolidated revenues of NT$5.51 billion (US$172.96 million) for the fourth quarter of 2014, hitting a quarterly record for...

China handset shipments decline almost 22% in 2014

Jan 13, 16:07

China shipped a total of 452 million handsets in 2014, decreasing 21.9% from 579 million units shipped a year earlier, according to data from China Academy of Information and Communications...

PCB maker Apex sees new plant break even

Jan 13, 15:39

Apex International's new PCB plant in Thailand has seen its operations break even at the end of 2014, according to industry sources. The new facility will start generating profits...

Quanta December revenues highest in 2014

Jan 13, 14:15

Notebook ODM Quanta Computer has reported consolidated revenues of NT$88.843 billion (US$2.80 billion), hitting the highest monthly level in 2014. The figure represents a 9.91% sequential...

Qisda reports increased performance in December 2014

Jan 12, 22:16

Design and manufacturing service (DMS) provider Qisda has reported a 10% increase in December 2014 revenues at NT$8.96 billion (US$281 million), which also represents a 17% on-year...

D-Link reports over 17% increase in December 2014 performance

Stockwatch - Jan 12, 21:43

D-Link has reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.863 billion (US$89.67 million) for December 2014, representing a 2.73% increase on month and 17.25% increase on year.

HannStar, CPT report revenue declines for 2014

Jan 12, 15:20

HannStar Display has reported that its December 2014 consolidated revenues reached NT$2.06 billion (US$64.7 million), down 1.8% on month but up 5.2% on year. For 2014, the company...

Young Optics sees rebound in 4Q14 but overall decline in 2014

Jan 12, 14:44

Optical component and module maker Young Optics has reported its consolidated revenues in December 2014 reached NT$624 million (US$19.6 million), up 55.46% on month and 38.67% on...

Taiwan market: CHT 2014 EPS NT$4.98

Jan 12, 14:35

Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) has reported net profit of NT$2.34 billion (US$73.7 million) for December 2014, resulting in net EPS of NT$4.98 for 2014.

Asustek ships 22 million DIY motherboards in 2014

Jan 12, 12:02

IT vendor Asustek Computer shipped 5.6 million DIY motherboards in fourth-quarter 2014, leading to shipments of 22 million units for the whole year, which increased on year by 6.3%,...

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    Samsung 20nm LPDDR4 mobile DRAM

    Samsung Electronics has started mass producing what it calls the industry's first 8Gb low power double data rate 4 (LPDDR4) mobile DRAM based on the company's 20nm process technology...

    Photo: Company, Jan 6.

  • New+Energy+see%2Dthrough+SolarWindow+coatings

    New Energy see-through SolarWindow coatings

    New Energy Technologies, a developer of see-through SolarWindow coatings, capable of generating electricity on glass and flexible plastics, has claimed it has made breakthroughs towards...

    Photo: Company, Nov 25.

  • LG+Lifeband+Touch+wearable+device

    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.

  • Osram+Ostar+Projection+P2W

    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.

  • SK+Hynix+16nm+64Gb+MLC+NAND

    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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