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Lenovo to reduce notebook outsourcing to 40% of target shipments in 2015

Aug 19, 20:32

Lenovo will further hike in-house notebook production and reduce orders to Taiwan-based ODMs in 2015, with total outsourcing orders to decrease by over three million units on year...

Arcadyan aims to ship 2 million STBs in 2015, says CEO

Aug 15, 15:10

Networking/Communication device maker Arcadyan Technology has begun small-volume shipments of STBs (set-top boxes) based on the Google TV platform to telecom carriers in Europe and...

Digitimes Research: Sapphire demand to reach over 108 million mm in 2015

Aug 12, 10:57

Global demand for sapphire for use in LED and optical applications (such as smartphone covers) will reach 80.084 million mm of 2-inch equivalent ingots in 2014 and increase 36.1%...

Non-top-2 players turning less aggressive about China motherboard market

Aug 6, 21:52

With Asustek Computer and Gigabyte Technologies continuing to expand their presences in China's tier-4 to -6 cities as well as online channels, some China-based motherboard players...

Intel to see difficulties shipping 40 million tablet CPUs in 2014

Jul 31, 11:08

Intel originally planned to ship 40 million tablet processors in 2014, but may not be able to do so as its upcoming Cherry Trail-based processors have been delayed from November to...

Digitimes Research: Optical-use sapphire demand to reach 12.44 million mm of 2-inch equivalents in 2014

Jul 23, 10:48

There will be an estimated demand for 12.44 million mm of 2-inch-equivalent sapphires for optical purposes in 2014, mainly consisting of 54.3% for use in smartphone button covers,...

Dell aims to ship 30 million notebooks in 2015

Jul 21, 13:31

Based on requests for quotation (RFQ) received by Taiwan-based notebook ODMs, Dell aims to ramp up its notebook shipments by 40% to almost 30 million units in 2015, bringing it closer...

Dell aims to ship almost 30 million notebooks in 2015

TSMC to lose out to competitors in 14/16nm process segment in 2015, says chairman

Jul 16, 22:03

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) will lose out to competitors in the 14/16nm process segment in terms of market share in 2015 but will regain its leading market position...

TSMC chairman Morris Chang

Compal and Wistron to evenly share Dell consumer notebook orders for 2015

Jul 9, 22:13

Dell has reportedly already finished the request for quotation (RFQ) process for its consumer notebook orders for 2015 with Compal Electronics and Wistron each landing half of the...

Penetration of quantum dots in smartphone TFT LCDs will be 3% in 2015, says DisplaySearch

Jul 9, 15:54

With increasing competition from AMOLED, TFT LCD display makers are beginning to look to quantum dot technology to improve color performance, according to DisplaySearch. Adoption...

Tablet market to lose attention as competition rises in wearable industry

Jul 8, 15:44

As tablet shipment growth for 2014 is expected to only reach less than 5%, and Apple's iPad sales also declined 16% sequentially in the first quarter, the IT industry is gradually...

Increased panel sizes to help offset supply and demand imbalances in 2015, says Innolux president

Jul 7, 15:05

Increasing panel sizes in smartphones, monitors and TVs is expected to last into 2015, which will help offset potential imbalances in supply and demand within the panel industry as...

Japan PV market demand may drastically fall in 2015, say Taiwan makers

Jul 7, 11:14

The Japan government is likely to reduce in feed-in tariff rates for PV systems with installation capacities over 1MWp in fiscal year 2015 (April 2015-March 2016) and consequently,...

Digitimes Research: Japan-based DSC vendor shipments to fall 22.7% in fiscal 2014

Jun 20, 11:48

Observing Japan's mobile consumer electronics market in the second quarter of 2014, Digitimes Research found several key factors such as mirrorless interchangeable-lens cameras (MILC)...

Wearable devices such as iWatch to spur sapphire market demand in 2015, says LEDinside

Jun 11, 15:29

Apple's reported iWatch, which is expected to be released in late 2014, will use sapphire watch covers, according to research firm LEDinside. If iWatch sales reach market estimations...

ProLogium Technology lands orders for high-energy density batteries

Jun 11, 15:27

Flexible printed circuit lithium-ceramic battery (FLCB) maker ProLogium Technology has obtained orders from a US-based smartphone vendor for FLCBs with high-energy density of 750-800W-hours/liter,...

ProLogium to release new FLCB in 2015

ASRock server subsidiary to turn profitable in 1Q15

May 28, 21:37

ASRock Rack, a server subsidiary of ASRock, is expected to achieve break-even operations by the fourth quarter of 2014 and start earning profits in the first quarter of 2015.

ASRock Rack recently launched 4U60L server

Notebook brand vendors to start RFQ in June; ODMs may see order reshuffling

May 27, 12:02

Notebook brand vendors will start their request for quotation (RFQ) processes for notebook orders for 2015 in June and ODMs are already preparing for the event, according to sources...

Lenovo raising in-house notebook production in 2014 and 2015

May 26, 22:10

Lenovo's joint venture with Compal Electronics is expected to ship 15 million notebooks in 2014, up significantly from a year ago and the volume is expected to surpass 20 million...

Wistron, Pegatron fight for orders from Xiaomi

May 21, 22:05

With China-based Xiaomi set to ship 50-60 million smartphones in 2014 and 100 million units in 2015, Wistron and Pegatron Technology are both aggressively trying to land related orders,...

Taiwan market: Telecom carriers may offer substantial subsidies for 4G smartphones

May 21, 10:49

Anticipating intense competition in 4G mobile communication market in Taiwan, telecom carriers are likely to offer handsome subsidies for purchases of 4G smartphones in 2015, according...

AMD said to acquire SATA Express IP from ASMedia for next-generation platform

May 19, 21:38

AMD reportedly will cooperate with Taiwan-based ASMedia Technology, a subsidiary of Asustek Computer, to integrate transmission interfaces such as SATA Express onto its next-generation...

China market: Sales of 4G LTE smartphones to reach 160-200 million units in 2014, says MediaTek

May 13, 21:44

The market for 4G LTE smartphones in China is expected to reach 160-200 million units in 2014, MediaTek has estimated. The solution vendor plans to launch its first 8-core 4G chip,...

Chimei expects new production facilities in China to begin mass production at end of 2015

May 12, 21:40

Chimei Materials expects its new production facilities in China to begin mass production as of the end of 2015, which is expected to increase its customer proportion of China-based...

Vendors to roll out entry-level and mid-range water-proof smartphones in 2015, say sources

May 9, 16:16

Some handset vendors are likely to roll out water-proof smartphones targeting the sub-US$300 segment in 2015, according to sources at Taiwan's handset component supply chain.

Global Wi-Fi hotspots will grow to 7.1 million in 2015 as a method to offload traffic, says ABI Research

May 9, 11:27

Worldwide Wi-Fi deployments reached a total of 4.2 million hotspots in 2013, and will continue to grow at a CAGR of 15% between 2013-2018, to exceed 10.5 million. Among the global...

TacBright to invest NT$3 billion to expand TAC film facilities

May 8, 20:40

TacBright Optronics, a TAC (triacetyl cellulose) film subsidiary of Taiwan-based Shinkong Synthetic Fibers (SSF), will invest NT$3 billion (US$100 million) to construct a new TAC...

IC substrate suppliers to compete for 20nm and below process orders in 2015

Apr 25, 14:33

IC substrate suppliers Ibiden, AT&S, Kinsus Interconnect Technology and Unimicron Technology are expected to compete fiercely for IC substrate orders using 20nm and below processes...

Digitimes Research: SoC technology for Ultra HD TVs to mature in 2015

Apr 21, 14:26

System on chip (SoC) solutions for Ultra HD TVs are expected to become more mature in 2015 as Ultra HD content, transmissions and display technology develop, according to Digitimes...

TSMC to ramp IC packaging revenues to US$1 billion in 2015, says paper

Newswatch - Apr 21, 11:27

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) aims to ramp up its IC packaging revenues to US$1 billion in 2015 and to US$2 billion in 2016, according to a Chinese-language...

Smartphone cooling module demand may remain weak until 2015

Mar 17, 22:01

Despite having received orders for tablet heat pipes, Taiwan-based cooling module makers are still not able to land orders from most smartphone vendors and are unlikely to do so until...

China handset vendors will account for over 50% of mobile handset sales in 2015, says ABI Research

Mar 17, 15:03

China-based handset vendors will account for over 50% of mobile handset sales in 2015. China-based vendors accounted for 38% of mobile handset shipments in 2013 and the ongoing shift...

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...

Taiwan Mobile to deploy 8,000-10,000 4G base stations by end of 2015

Feb 25, 13:59

Taiwan Mobile (TWM), one of the six next-generation (4G) mobile communication licensees in Taiwan, will kick off 4G commercial operations on a 700MHz frequency band in quarter of...

Ultra HD smartphone shipments forecast to reach 23 million in 2015, says DisplaySearch

Feb 6, 16:01

In 2015, global shipments of Ultra HD smartphones are forecast to reach 23 million, according to DisplaySearch. Ultra HD displays will account for more than 5% of smartphone shipments...

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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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