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Taiwan panel industry output value to increase 1.6-3.1% in 2015, says IEK

Oct 23, 14:29

Taiwan's panel industry output value is expected to increase 1.6-3.1% on year in 2015, according to the Industrial Economics and Knowledge Center (IEK) of Taiwan's Industrial Technology...

TV vendors aim to ship 34 million Ultra HD TVs in 2015

Oct 22, 14:49

TV vendors aim to ship 34 million Ultra HD TVs in 2015, up 120% on year, according to supply chain sources.

Intel may stop providing subsidies for mobile solutions; switch to providing support through different methods

Oct 21, 16:06

With better-than-expected performance in the third quarter of 2014, some market watchers have speculated that Intel will stop providing subsidies for its mobile device solutions to...

Clevo to ship 1.85-1.9 million notebooks in 2014, says paper

Newswatch - Oct 20, 16:24

Taiwan-based second-tier notebook vendor Clevo is expected to ship 1.85-1.9 million units in 2014, up from 1.57 million units in 2013, according to a Commercial Time's report...

Asustek expects at least NT$2 billion in profits from handset business in 2015

Oct 20, 15:14

Asustek Computer expects its handset shipments to grow dramatically to 16 million units in 2015, helping its profits from the business line to reach at least NT$2 billion in the year,...

Asustek expects growth in shipments and profits in 2015

Acer, MediaTek BYOC partnership to achieve some results in 1H15

Oct 17, 15:51

Acer and MediaTek's cooperation in cloud computing is expected to achieve preliminary results in the first half of 2015 related to wearable devices, according to Acer BYOC business...

Maverick Shih, Acer BYOC business manager

Tablet vendors developing models for education, business, gaming applications to boost growth in 2015

Oct 17, 14:48

Tablet vendors have been developing models designated for education, business and gaming applications in order to boost shipment growth in 2015 due to saturation in global demand...

Acer CEO sees good sales during China National Day holidays; expects flat performance in 2015

Oct 15, 22:03

Commenting on the company's recent performance, Acer CEO Jason Chen said the company enjoyed strong sales in China during the country's National Day holidays starting October 1, but...

Jason Chen, Acer CEO sees good sales during China National Day holidays

Digitimes Research: Penetration rate of SSD applications to expand significantly in 2015

Oct 14, 15:54

Support for PCIe technology and the adoption of triple-level cell (TLC) NAND to reduce costs are the major focuses in the development of SSD controller chips in 2014. The penetration...

Government IT spending in India forecast to reach US$7.2 billion in 2015, says Gartner

Oct 13, 16:19

Government IT spending in India will total US$7.2 billion in 2015, a 5% increase over 2014, according to Gartner. Government IT spending is on pace to total US$6.6 billion in 2014.

Alchip to build Bitcoin mining ASICs on 16nm process in 2015

Oct 9, 14:38

Alchip Technologies, a leading fabless IC design house specializing in Bitcoin mining ASICs, plans to migrate to a 16nm process in 2015 from the current 28nm process. Alchip has been...

Xiaomi expects to ship 60 million smartphones in 2014, 100 million units in 2015

Newswatch - Oct 8, 16:08

Xiaomi Technology shipped 26.11 million smartphones in the first half of 2014 and aims to ship a total of 60 million units for all of 2014, according to company president Lin Bin.

Demand for non-Apple notebooks, tablets may remain weak until 2Q15, say Taiwan makers

Oct 8, 13:49

Under large pressure due to booming sales of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, and new iPad models possibly to be launched in the fourth quarter and Apple Watch expected to be launched...

AMD prepares to release next-generation notebook APUs

Oct 7, 16:02

AMD is planning to announce next-generation Carrizo APUs in March 2015 to replace its existing Kaveri APUs for the mainstream performance notebook segment and will release Carrizo-L...

Vapor chamber looks promising for smartphone cooling

Oct 6, 16:30

In addition to ultra-thin heat pipes, cooling module makers have also developed vapor chamber solutions for mobile devices and several Japan-, Taiwan- and Korea-based smartphone vendors...

IT panel shipments poised for growth in 2015

Oct 6, 16:21

Demand for LCD monitor and AIO PC panels as a whole is expected to reach above 160 million units in 2014 and increase to 170 million in 2015, up about 2-3% on year.

Digitimes Research: Microsoft new inexpensive solution for 2015 may not help on competition with Chromebook

Oct 6, 13:08

Microsoft, which launched Windows 8.1 with Bing for US$249 notebooks, has recently decided to continue pushing the solution in 2015, but with some modifications on specifications...

Global notebook shipments in 2015 to reach 185 million units, says Topology Research Institute

Oct 6, 09:48

Global notebook shipments in 2015 will grow 3% to 185 million units, of which 88.69 million units will be of business-use models, increasing 9%, according to Taiwan-based Topology...

Intel, AMD to offer new tablet platforms in 2015

Oct 3, 14:08

Despite slowing growth in global tablet demand, Intel will unveil Cherry Trail, 14nm-based SoC processors specifically designed for tablets and equipped with Intel 8th-generation...

New Wintel platforms may impact 4Q14 PC demand

Oct 2, 18:54

Microsoft and Intel's plans to release new platforms in the first half of 2015 are expected to affect demand for PCs in the fourth quarter, according to sources from the upstream...

Large-size panel shipments to surpass 600 million in 2015, says report

Newswatch - Oct 2, 18:46

Large-size panel shipments in 2015 are expected to surpass 600 million, according to a new report from China Times.

Windows 10 expected to have limited effect on boosting notebook demand

Oct 2, 10:18

Commenting on Microsoft's latest operating system, some notebook component makers are taking a pessimistic attitude about Windows 10 helping to boost notebook demand and expect overall...

Taiwan market: Wider bandwidths expected for 4G in 2015, says FET president

Sep 29, 11:29

Taiwan government is expected to release 2600MHz frequency band units in 2015 with bandwidth of 20-30MHz (for download) to meet fast growing demand for 4G mobile communication services,...

Tablet sales momentum to slow down in 2015, say IC suppliers

Sep 25, 14:56

The growth momentum of global tablet sales is expected to slow down in 2015 due to the rising popularity of large-size smartphones and a rebound in demand for notebooks, according...

Samsung to introduce Tizen to smart home-use electronics, LCD TVs in 2015

Sep 24, 16:28

Samsung Electronics will widely incorporate its Tizen OS in its smart home-use electronics and LCD TVs in 2015, in an attempt to boost the penetration of Tizen using its leading global...

Japan PV module vendors mulling OEM partnerships with Taiwan cell makers

Sep 24, 11:10

In view of increasing competition from China-based firms, Japan-based PV module vendors have been in talks with Taiwan-based solar cell makers about OEM production for 2015, according...

Japan firms in new push for OLED

Sep 22, 15:16

Following the announcement that Innovation Network Corporation of Japan (INCJ), Japan Display (JDI), Sony, and Panasonic have executed a definitive agreement to establish a new company,...

TSMC confident of keeping global market share of over 80% for 28nm processes in 2015, says CFO

Sep 19, 10:21

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has offered a full range of 28nm foundry technology solutions covering entry-level, mid-range and high-end processes and therefore...

Global semiconductor market expects over 3% on-year growth in 2015, says MIC

Sep 18, 16:15

Global semiconductor market value is estimated to reach approximately US$336.3 billion units in 2015, up 3.1% in comparison to 2014, delighted by the arrival of the Apple Watch and...

LCD TV shipments expected to grow to 229 million in 2015

Sep 16, 22:30

LCD TV shipments are expected to reach 229 million units in 2015, up from 217 million in 2014, and are expected to further grow to 245 million in 2017.

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...

More than 75% of mobile applications will fail basic security tests through 2015, says Gartner

Sep 15, 15:35

Through 2015, more than 75% of mobile applications will fail basic security tests, according to Gartner. Enterprise employees download from app stores and use mobile applications...

TV panels produced in China to meet nearly 60% of local demand in 2015, says report

Sep 15, 14:56

TV panels produced in China during 2015 are expected to meet nearly 60% of LCD TV panel demand in the nation during the year as makers including China-based China Star Optoelectronics,...

Quanta lands half of Acer notebook orders for 2015

Sep 10, 22:33

Quanta Computer has landed orders for Acer's 15-inch notebooks for 2015, which will account for 45-50% of Acer's overall orders. Quanta will become Acer's largest ODM partner and...

DRAM industry profits to stabilize in 2015 as Korea-based makers slow capacity ramps, says DRAMeXchange

Newswatch - Sep 10, 15:15

Construction of Samsung Electronics' and SK Hynix's new fabrication plants will not be finished until 2015, with manufacturing capacity for the coming year still under planning, according...

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    Spansion FL-S NOR flash

    Spansion has announced what it claims is the industry's fastest serial flash memory, the Spansion FL-S family at 65nm. The series has over 20% faster DDR read speeds and three times...

    Photo: Company, Sep 30.

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    Toshiba SCiB module for automotive use

    Toshiba has announced that its SCiB battery has been selected by Mitsubishi Motors to power two new models of electric vehicles (EV), the i-MiEV and MINICAB-MiEV. The SCiB is Toshiba's...

    Photo: Company, Jun 20.

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