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Winbond to further increase capex for 2014

Newswatch - Mar 31, 11:58

Winbond Electronics plans to increase its capex for 2014 to NT$10.48 billion (US$343.91 million) from NT$8.6 billion projected earlier in the year, according to the company, which...

Gemtek expects LTE to be main source of revenue growth in 2014

Mar 28, 15:15

Taiwan-based networking/communication device maker Gemtek Technology expects LTE products to be the main source of growth in 2014 consolidated revenues, with shipments to mobile telecom...

Worldwide PC, tablet, ultra-mobile and mobile handset shipments to grow 6.9% in 2014, says Gartner

Mar 28, 11:03

Worldwide combined shipments of devices (PCs, tablets, ultra-mobiles and handsets) are projected to reach 2.5 billion units in 2014, a 6.9% increase from 2013, according to Gartner...

Microsoft aims at global shipments of 25 million Windows tablets in 2014, say Taiwan makers

Mar 27, 20:22

Microsoft has set an internal goal of increasing global Windows tablet shipments, including its Surface, in 2014 to 25 million units, five times the five million units shipped in...

O-S-D market to pull out of 2-year slump in 2014, says IC Insights

Mar 27, 15:21

For the second year in a row, market growth in optoelectronics, sensors and actuator devices, and discrete semiconductors (O-S-D) was crippled in 2013 by economic uncertainty, price...

SSD penetration rate bound to rise in 2014

Mar 26, 16:03

The recent roll-outs of new SSDs by Kingston Technology and Memoright will help ramp up the penetration rate of SSDs in the data storage device segment, according to industry sourc...

Samsung, Intel, TSMC to account for 52% of semiconductor capex in 2014, says IC Insights

Mar 26, 14:45

Samsung Electronics and Intel are each forecast to spend at least US$11 billion in semiconductor capital during 2014, and TSMC slightly less than US$10 billion. Collectively the three...

Analog IC vendors to see sales and profits grow in 2014

Mar 25, 21:26

Taiwan-based analog IC vendors are expected to see their sales and profits grow in 2014, buoyed by the release of new products for smartphone, tablet, LED lighting, server, STB and...

MacBook shipments in 2014 may fall to 10 million units, say Taiwan makers

Mar 25, 21:10

MacBook shipments in 2014 are likely to drop by about 15% from 12 million units in 2013 to 10 million units or even 9.9 million units, according to some of Taiwan-based supply chain...

Pegatron sees over 37% profit growth in 2013

Mar 25, 15:20

Pegatron Technology has announced revenues of NT$949.75 billion (US$31.09 billion) for 2013, up 7.8% on year with net profits reaching NT$14.25 billion, up 37.8%. and net earnings...

IC market for personal computing systems to jump 6% in 2014, says IC Insights

Mar 25, 14:16

Following three consecutive years of declines, the IC market for total personal computing systems is forecast to increase 6% to US$77.7 billion in 2014 and climb another 6% in 2015...

Capex of global semiconductor industry to reach US$62 billion in 2014

Mar 24, 22:33

Capex of the global semiconductor industry is expected to top US$62.2 billion in 2014 as increasing popularity of mobile devices has stirred demand for IC parts built by advanced...

LED lighting market value at US$30.5 billion in 2014, says EORL head

Mar 24, 14:07

Global LED lighting market value is estimated at US$30.5 billion for 2014 and will increase to US$51.6 billion in 2018, according to Liu Chun-ting, director general for Electronics...

China Mobile 2014 capex up 22% on year

Mar 21, 14:13

China Mobile, the largest mobile telecom carrier in China, has set aside a capex budget of CNY225.2 billion (US$36.6 billion) for 2014, increasing 21.8% mainly because its budget...

Abico to push 3D printers into Taiwan procurement market in 2014

Mar 21, 14:08

Taiwan-based digital camera maker Abico Digital Imaging expects its 3D printer business to achieve good sales in 2014 with orders from the government and education procurement market...

SSDs bracing for strong sales in 2014, says Transcend top executive

Mar 21, 12:13

SSD (solid state drive) sales are expected to enjoy strong growth in 2014 thanks to falling NAND flash prices, according to Peter Shu, chairman of memory module maker Transcend Inf...

Branded tablet shipments to reach 200 million in 2014, says ABI Research

Mar 21, 11:05

About 200 million branded tablets will ship in 2014, a 20% gain on year from the 166 million shipments in 2013, according to ABI Research.

Taiwan market: LCD monitor market expected to reach 800,000 units in 2014, says LG

Mar 20, 21:14

The LCD monitor market in Taiwan is expected to reach 800,000 units in 2014, with LG Electronics to hold a 15% market share, according to the company.

Sony to take back LCD TV production; reducing orders to Taiwan to 300,000 units in 2014

Mar 20, 16:00

Sony is reportedly considering spinning off its LCD TV business and turn it into an independent subsidiary in July 2014, with plans to shift its outsourcing orders back to in-house...

Digitimes Research: MediaTek to continue eating into Spreadtrum market share

Mar 20, 15:18

Despite the slow-season performance of China's smartphone market, chipmaker MediaTek's smartphone application processor (AP) shipments in the first quarter continue to see strong...

Middle East & Africa IT infrastructure spending will reach US$3.5 billion in 2014, says Gartner

Mar 20, 14:14

IT infrastructure spending, comprising storage, server, and enterprise networking equipment, in the Middle East and Africa is forecast to reach US$3.47 billion, a 4.1% increase from...

LCD TV market in China expected to drop to 45 million units in 2014

Mar 19, 13:43

The LCD TV market in China is expected to drop from 48 million units in 2013 to about 45 million units in 2014, according to market observers.

Smart city technology investment in Asia Pacific to total US$63 billion from 2014-2023, says firm

Mar 18, 14:42

The list of problems facing contemporary city dwellers and officials in Asia Pacific includes rapid urbanization, stressed city finances, inadequate infrastructure, rising energy...

Taiwan IC production value to grow 11.1% in 2014, say TSIA and IEK

Mar 18, 11:20

Taiwan's IC sector, consisting of designers, manufacturers, packaging and testing houses, generated production value of NT$1,888.6 billion (US$63.3 billion) in 2013, increasing 15.6%...

Corning expects panel market to grow in 2014, says CDTT president

Mar 18, 10:59

The panel market will see growth in 2014, driven by demand for TV, tablet and smartphone applications, according to Daniel Tseng, president of Corning Display Technologies Taiwan...

Formosa Epitaxy expects LED lighting to take up 30-40% of 2014 revenues, says chairman

Mar 17, 20:52

Taiwan-based LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Formosa Epitaxy, with business operation to rebound from a bottom level in the fourth quarter of 2013 and the first quarter of 2014,...

Digitimes Research: Insufficient panel supplies to limit 2K-resolution smartphone penetration in 2014

Mar 17, 15:10

With Full HD (1,920 by 1,080) having become the mainstream specification of high-end smartphones in 2013, industry players are speculating over the possibility of the resolution climbing...

Digitimes Research: GTAT may supply only 9.0-16.6% of iPhone sapphire screen covers in 2014

Mar 14, 16:27

US-based GT Advanced Technologies (GTAT) is setting up a factory in Arizona for exclusive supply of sapphire to Apple, with the factory to be able to meet only 9.0-16.6% of demand...

ChipMOS to land more large-size LCD driver IC packaging orders in 2014

Mar 14, 16:23

IC backend service company ChipMOS Technologies is expected to land more packaging orders for large-size LCD driver ICs supporting Ultra HD displays amid increasing penetration, according...

Shipment ratio of 8-core smartphone solutions to be lower in 2014

Mar 13, 22:01

The shipment ratio of 8-core processors to total smartphone solution shipments will not be higher in 2014 as brand and white-box handset vendors in China will still prefer to use...

Global LTPS capacity expansion peaks in 2014, says WitsView

Mar 13, 16:07

According to WitsView, as major panel makers started to boost LTPS capacity in 2013 and added 5.5G and 6G lines for mass production, the overall LTPS capacity will rise from 6.74...

ASRock expects growing server business

Mar 13, 11:34

After one year in the server industry, ASRock is looking to achieve break-even operations in 2014 and expects the profitability of the business to rise significantly in 2015, according...

Delta Electronics steps up development of robots, says chairman

Mar 13, 11:11

Taiwan-based Delta Electronics, in view of labor shortages and wage hikes in China particularly, has been developing robots, which will likely be available in 2014, according to company...

Kinsus, Unimicron set high capex budgets for 2014

Mar 12, 21:28

IC substrate suppliers Kinsus Interconnect Technology and Unimicron Technology will continue to commit huge capital spending for capacity ramps and advanced product development in...

China TV vendors expected to drop pricing by 10% for new Ultra HD TVs released in 2014

Mar 11, 22:03

China TV vendors are expected to drop pricing by 10% for new Ultra HD TVs released in 2014, according to industry sources.

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  • 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.

  • Nvidia+Tesla+K40+accelerator+

    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.

  • SK+Hynix+6Gb+LPDDR3

    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...

    Photo: Company, Nov 1.

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