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  • Last update: Friday 30 January 2015 [472 news items]

Taiwan IC design houses January sales to rise

Jan 30, 15:52

Sales at Taiwan-based IC design houses including Elan Microelectronics, FocalTech Systems, Global Mixed-mode Technology (GMT), MediaTek, Novatek Microelectronics, Richtek Technology...

TPK expects fingerprint recognition touch panel orders to increase in 2015

Jan 30, 15:43

Taiwan touch panel maker TPK is optimistic about orders for products with fingerprint recognition capabilities from China-based handset vendors such as Coolpad and ZTE during 2015.

TWM aims at 3 million 4G users in 2015

Jan 30, 14:45

Taiwan Mobile (TWM) has 1.1 million 4G subscribers currently and aims to increase the number to three million at the end of 2015, company president James Jeng said at a January 29...

Macronix expects return to profitability in 2H15

Jan 30, 14:40

NOR flash memory maker Macronix International expects to return to profitability in the second half of 2015, according to company president CY Lu.

Thermal module maker Taisol looks to 10-15% revenue growth in 2015

Jan 30, 14:34

Connector and notebook thermal module supplier Taisol Electronics is expected to see its revenues grow 10-15% in 2014 from NT$2.63 billion (US$83.37 million) recorded a year earlier,...

30% of Huawei smartphones in 2015 to be high-end products

Jan 30, 14:22

Huawei Device is aiming to develop more high-end and mid-range smartphones in 2015, with high-end units expected to make up 30% of its handset product portfolio during the year.

AUO aims at 30% share in global curved Ultra HD TV panel shipments in 2015

Jan 30, 10:59

AU Optronics (AUO) aims to hold a 30% share in global curved Ultra HD TV panel shipments in 2015, according to Michael Tsai, VP with the company's display business group.

TV vendors optimistic about WCG LCD TV development in 2015

Jan 29, 15:33

LCD TV vendors are looking to release thinner units with wide color gamut (WCG) technology in 2015 that will be on par with OLED viewing quality but significantly cheaper.

Asustek facing challenges in 2015

Jan 29, 15:20

Although Asustek was able to achieve revenue growth in 2014, the company's mobile devices and motherboard businesses are still surrounded by tough competitors. However, the Taiwan-based...

Huawei aims to ship 100 million smartphones in 2015

Newswatch - Jan 28, 15:15

China-based Huawei targets to ramp up its smartphone shipments to over 100 million units in 2015, increasing 33.3% from 75 million units shipped a year earlier, according to the co...

Digitimes Research: LG Chem showcases highest lumen-price ratio OLED lighting panel at Lighting Japan 2015

Jan 28, 10:59

LG Chem exhibited a 320x320mm OLED lighting panel at the Lighting Japan 2015 taking place during January 14-16, with the panel having the highest lumen-price ratio of 5lm/US$ among...

Samsung reportedly to expand DRAM capacity

Jan 28, 10:52

Samsung will build additional DRAM production capacity during 2015, which may create uncertainty for the industry bit supply growth and pricing, according to industry sources.

Foxconn to assist China handset brands expanding sales in emerging markets in 2015

Jan 27, 21:53

Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) will make assisting its China-based handset clients including Xiaomi Technology, Meizu and MIT boost their sales to emerging markets...

Lite-On Semi looks to flat performance in 1Q15

Jan 27, 21:39

Lite-On Semiconductor, a maker of discrete and analog IC components, is expected to report flat sequential growth in first-quarter sales bucking seasonal trends, according to market...

Digitimes Research: Korea makers to expand AMOLED production capacity 36% in 2015

Jan 27, 14:46

The global AMOLED panel industry saw an over 10% on-year decline in sales revenue during 2014 largely due to lagging sales from Samsung Display. Despite the decline, Korea makers...

AOT expects 2015 LED lighting revenue proportion to double on year

Jan 26, 23:27

Taiwan-based SMD LED packaging service provider Advanced Optoelectronics Technology (AOT) will actively promote sales of SMD LED packaging for lighting applications and expects the...

Notebook vendors eye 12-inch notebooks

Jan 26, 22:25

Many notebook brand vendors are planning to release 12-inch notebooks for 2015 and expect the 12-inch product segment to enjoy the fastest growth for the year, according to sources...

Still aiming at growth in PC market: Q&A with Lenovo Taiwan president Justin Liang

Jan 26, 12:02

Lenovo, which had the fourth-largest market share next to Asustek Computer, Acer and Apple in the Taiwan notebook market in 2014, aims at a 2-digit market share through focusing on...

Lenovo Taiwan president Justin Liang

Taiwan market: LG expects 20% sales growth in home electronics segment in 2015

Jan 23, 15:08

LG Electronics estimates it will see 20% on-year sales revenue growth in the Taiwan home electronics market driven by sales of refrigerators and washing machines, according to the...

Digitimes Research: Windows 10 unlikely to bring dramatic changes to mobile device market in 2015

Jan 23, 14:58

Microsoft on January 21, 2015 announced Windows 10, but Digitimes Research believes the operating system, though falling in line with the software giant's Mobile First, Cloud First...

Digitimes Research: China players becoming strong threat to first-tier brand vendors

Jan 23, 14:04

Observing vendors' showcases at CES 2015, Digitimes Research believes first-tier notebook brand vendors' 2-in-1 devices are expected face fierce price competition from China's white-box...

Most China tier-1 PV module suppliers sold out until 2Q15, says IHS

Jan 23, 14:00

Most China tier-1 solar PV module suppliers have sold out until the second quarter of 2015, according to IHS. Along with the consolidation of the PV module industry, China tier-1...

Samsung OLED handset panel pricing to reach parity with TFT LCD in 2015

Jan 23, 11:25

Samsung Display is reportedly continuing to push down pricing for OLED handset panels to the point where they will be priced the same as TFT LCD technology in 2015.

PCB equipment makers Csun, Ampoc sales to show steady growth in 1H15

Jan 22, 20:10

Csun Manufacturing and Ampoc Far East are both expected to report flat or slight growth in the first half of 2015, thanks to continued brisk orders for wet-process PCB manufacturing...

Prices for 256GB SSDs to fall below US$70, says Apacer executive

Jan 22, 19:13

Prices for 256GB SSDs will likely fall below US$70 in the second half of 2015, while prices for 128GB drives will reach a sweet spot of US$40, according to Apacer Technology general...

PC DRAM prices to fall less than 5% in 1Q15

Jan 22, 16:11

Prices for PC DRAM are set to fall less than 5% in the first quarter of 2015, due to seasonal factors, according to industry observers. Nevertheless, there is limited room for prices...

HP, Dell adopt new approaches to regain server orders

Jan 22, 12:31

Hewlett-Packard (HP) and Dell have both recently taken steps looking to win back orders that were lost to Taiwan-based white-box server players. HP has partnered with Foxconn Electronics...

Acer aims to double smartphone shipments in 2015, says CEO

Jan 22, 10:47

Acer expects its smartphone shipments in 2015 to double from 4-5 million units shipped a year earlier, according to company CEO Jason Chen. This means Acer aims to ship about 10 million...

Second-tier motherboard players planning new strategies for 2015

Jan 21, 22:07

Facing fierce competition from the top-two players, Asustek Computer and Gigabyte Technology, small motherboard players such as ASRock, Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) and Micro-Star...

Strong inductor demand to boost Chilisin 2015 sales, says report

Stockwatch - Jan 21, 16:12

Strong inductor demand for smartphones will continue to buoy sales at Chilisin Electronics in 2015, according to a recent Chinese-language Commercial Times report.

Equipment maker Mirle to post 20% revenue growth in 2015

Jan 21, 15:37

Mirle Automation currently has a backlog of orders totaling NT$3.8 billion (US$120 million), with order visibility stretching to third-quarter 2015. The supplier of automatic systems...

Storart growing eMMC presence in China

Jan 21, 15:15

Storart, a Taiwan-based supplier of eMMC device controller ICs, expects to ship more than one million eMMC controllers a month in 2015 as the company is expanding its market presence...

Digitimes Research: Price wars for Ultra HD TVs spurring in 2015

Jan 21, 15:13

In a push to make Ultra HD TVs more prevalent in the market, TV vendors are aiming to push lower-priced solutions, which is starting to spur intensified price competition among vendors...

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.

ZTE looks to ship 60 million smartphones in 2015

Jan 20, 21:56

China-based handset vendor ZTE is expected to ship 60 million smartphones in 2015, increasing 25% from 48 million units shipped a year earlier, according to an industry estimate.

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    CES 2015: Asustek ZenFone 2 smartphone

    Asustek Computer is exhibiting its Android 5.0-based ZenFone 2 smartphone at the 2015 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), featuring Intel's Atom Z3580 2.3GHz processor,...

    Photo: Company, Jan 9.

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    CES 2015: Asustek ZenFone Zoom smartphone

    Asustek Computer is exhibiting its Android 5.0-based ZenFone Zoom smartphone at CES 2015 featuring a 13-megapixel 3x optical zoom plus 12x digital zoom camera. The smartphone adopts...

    Photo: Company, Jan 8.

  • Samsung+20nm+LPDDR4+mobile+DRAM

    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.

  • CES+2015%3A+Intel+Broadwell%2Dbased+Core+processor

    CES 2015: Intel Broadwell-based Core processor

    Intel has unveiled the fifth-generation Intel Core processor family built on Intel's 14nm manufacturing process during CES 2015. The CPUs provides the foundation for interactive experiences...

    Photo: Company, Jan 6.

  • JINS+Meme+smart+eyewear

    JINS Meme smart eyewear

    Japan-based eyewear brand, JINS, has announced Meme smart eyewear for the US market in 2015 as part of its expansion plan outside of Asia. The JINS Meme (available with or without...

    Photo: Company, Dec 23.

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