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  • Last update: Friday 22 May 2015 [744 news items]

Electric motorcycle and scooter sales expected to total 55 million from 2015-2024, says firm

May 22, 16:10

Taken together, increasing interest from large manufacturers and decreasing battery costs offer an opportunity to drastically change the current market landscape for electric motorcycles...

Digitimes Research: Capex from Korea makers down slightly in 2015

May 22, 15:59

Capex from Korea-based panel makers Samsung Display and LG Display for AMOLED panels will drop from KRW7 trillion (US$6.9 billion) in 2014 to KRW6.7 trillion in 2015, according to...

North American semiconductor equipment industry posts book-to-bill ratio of 1.04 in April, says SEMI

May 22, 15:23

North America-based semiconductor equipment manufacturers posted US$1.57 billion in orders in April 2015 (three-month average basis) and a book-to-bill ratio of 1.04, according to...

iPhone shipments to reach over 230 million in 2015, says firm

May 22, 10:57

The 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch versions of the next iPhone, rumored to be called iPhone 6S, will enter mass production in June 2015 and be shipped in the third quarter of the year, with...

BizLink to see at least 10% revenue growth in 2015

May 21, 15:58

Wire and cable product maker BizLink Holding expects its revenues to achieve at least a double-digit percentage growth in 2015 thanks to shipment growths in product lines such as...

Shipments of 2-in-1s to grow over 60% on year in 2015, says MIC

May 21, 14:20

Notebook shipments, which are being impacted by tablets, are expected to drop 2.7% on year to reach 167 million units in 2015, but 2-in-1 device shipments are expected to grow 62.5%...

Vehicle-grid integration service revenues expected to total US$68 million from 2015-2024, says firm

May 20, 21:13

By participating in grid-balancing services, such as frequency regulation or demand response, PEVs can accrue revenues and increase the return on investment of the vehicle to the...

Global market for all LED lighting products will reach US$25.65 billion in 2015, says firm

May 20, 21:11

The scale of the global market for all LED lighting products will reach US$25.65 billion in 2015. And within this market, light tube and troffer/panel lights will make up US$3.44...

Worldwide IoT market to grow 19% in 2015, led by digital signage, says IDC

May 20, 20:57

The worldwide Internet of Things (IoT) market is expected to grow 19% in 2015, led by digital signage, according to a new forecast from IDC. The forecast focuses on growing IoT use...

TSMC to manufacture fingerprint sensors for next iPhone

May 20, 20:56

TSMC will reportedly manufacture fingerprint sensors for use in the next-generation iPhone series at its 12-inch wafer fabs using 65nm process technology, according to industry sou...

GaAs IC firms look to strong growth in 2H15

May 19, 22:09

GaAs IC foundries Win Semiconductors and Advanced Wireless Semiconductor Company (AWSC), and GaAs epi-wafer supplier Visual Photonics Epitaxy Company (VPEC) are set to report significant...

Lead-free front-side PV silver paste expected to become mainstream in 2015

May 15, 15:12

Adoption of lead-free front-side PV silver paste is increasing among China- and Taiwan-based crystalline silicon solar cell makers and thus the material is expected to replace leaded...

Handset demand to rise fast in 2H15, says MediaTek executive

May 15, 14:41

Handset demand in China and other emerging markets are expected to rise rapidly in the second half of 2015, according to MediaTek senior VP Chu Shang-tsu.

MediaTek senior VP Chu Shang-tsu

Himax expects sales drop in 2Q15

May 15, 11:51

LCD driver IC design specialist Himax Technologies expects to post a revenue decline of 5-9% sequentially in the second quarter of 2015, with gross margin sliding about 2pp on quar...

Worldwide smart TV shipment volume estimated to reach 88 million units in 2015, says MIC

May 14, 16:01

The worldwide smart TV shipment volume is estimated to reach around 88 million units in 2015, about 41.2% of the worldwide LCD TV market, according to MIC.

KYEC optimistic about 3Q15

May 13, 21:29

IC testing company King Yuan Electronics (KYEC) expects to deliver steady performance in the second quarter of 2015, and is optimistic about its business outlook for the second half...

DRAM maker Inotera expects better market conditions in 2H15

May 13, 21:27

DRAM market conditions will be better in the third quarter of 2015, recovering from the bad first half of the year, according to Charles Kau, chairman for Inotera Memories.

Samsung favoring QD Ultra HD TVs over OLED in 2015

May 12, 22:14

Samsung Electronics believes Ultra HD (4K) Quantum Dot (QD) TVs will have a stronger presence in the TV industry over OLED during 2015 as OLED costs remain high, according to Samsung...

Large-size LCD panel capacity expected to grow 7.3% on year in 2015

May 12, 21:45

Global large-size LCD panel capacity is expected to grow 7.3% on year in 2015 to 232 million square meters driven largely by capacity expansion at China makers.

Nanya looks to draw strategic partners

May 12, 21:43

Nanya Technology expects to draw strategic partners through fund raising, and is confident that its profits for 2015 will remain impressive, according to company chairman Wu Chia-c...

Nanya chairman Wu Chia-chau

Retail OTT STBs to overtake telco IPTV STBs in shipments in 2015, IHS says

May 12, 15:57

Global shipments of over-the-top (OTT) set-top boxes (STBs) sold at retail - including Apple TV, Chromecast and Roku boxes - will overtake shipments of IPTV STBs used for pay TV services...

Paul Peng replaces KY Lee as AUO chairman

May 12, 14:44

AU Optronics (AUO) chairman KY Lee resigned from his position on May 11, 2015 with the company's board of directors having elected company president Paul Peng to take over the chairman...

Paul Peng (left) and KY Lee (right)

China PV firms expected to raise funding based on Yield Co model in 2015, say reports

May 12, 14:33

About five China-based PV makers and PV power generation project undertakers are expected to spin off their PV power-generating stations as Yield Cos in order to raising funding via...

Gigabyte reports April 2015 revenues

Stockwatch - May 11, 22:00

Gigabyte Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.8 billion (US$123.83 million) for April 2015, representing a 13.5% drop on month and 9.12% drop on year.

MSI sees over 10% revenue drop for April 2015

Stockwatch - May 11, 21:59

Micro-Star International (MSI) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$5.86 billion (US$190.97 million) for April 2015, representing a 14.07% drop on month and 19.74% drop on year...

Quanta Computer reports revenues for April 2015

Stockwatch - May 11, 21:55

Quanta Computer has reported consolidated revenues of NT$67.52 billion (US$2.2 billion) for April 2015, representing a 15.65% drop on month and 6.98% drop on year.

Capex from Taiwan panel makers in 2015 to reach NT$80 billion, says report

Newswatch - May 11, 15:54

Capital expenditures from the four main panel makers in Taiwan, including AU Optronics (AUO), Innolux, Chunghwa Picture Tubes (CPT) and HannStar Display, are expected to reach an...

Chicony posts 1Q15 net EPS of NT$0.41

May 8, 15:53

Power supply maker Chicony Power Technology recorded consolidated revenues of NT$6.06 billion (US$192 million), gross margin of 14.5%, net operating profit of NT$177 million, net...

Advantech reports revenues for April

Stockwatch - May 8, 15:51

Advantech has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.27 billion (US$106.56 million) for April 2015, representing a 3.52% drop on month and 3.77% increase on year.

Wistron reports revenues for April 2015

Stockwatch - May 8, 15:50

Wistron has reported consolidated revenues of NT$46.991 billion (US$1.53 billion) for April 2015, representing a 16.68% drop on month and 9.71% increase on year.

Innolux April revenues decrease

May 8, 15:23

LCD panel maker Innolux has announced its April 2015 consolidated revenues reached NT$32.4 billion (US$1.05 billion), a decrease of 12.2% on month and a decrease of 15.2% on year.

Universal Display announces 1Q15 financial results

May 8, 12:33

Universal Display has announced that for the first quarter of 2015 its net income of US$1.3 million, or US$0.03 per diluted share, on revenues of US$31.2 million, compared to net...

Building energy management system revenues expected to total nearly US$55 billion from 2015-2024

May 8, 11:21

During the past decade, as technologies have matured and the economic benefits have become apparent, the market for building energy management systems (BEMS) has continued to evolve...

TPV estimates over 70 million in shipments for LCD display products in 2015

May 8, 10:49

TPV estimates that shipments of products with LCD displays are expected to reach over 70 million in 2015 and that more than half of its display and chip components will be purchased...

HannStar reports April 2015 performance

May 7, 22:23

HannStar Display has reported its April 2015 revenues reached NT$1.482 billion (US$48.14 million), down 20.5% on month and down 26.6% on year.

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  • Panasonic+GaN+power+transistors

    Panasonic GaN power transistors

    Panasonic has announced that it will launch the industry's smallest enhancement-mode gallium nitride (GaN) power transistors (X-GaN) package. The GaN is encapsulated into 8x8 dual-flat...

    Photo: Company, May 20.

  • 3D+NAND+die+with+M%2E2+SSD

    3D NAND die with M.2 SSD

    Intel and Micron have jointly announced the availability of their 3D NAND technology. This new 3D NAND technology, jointly developed by the companies, stacks layers of data storage...

    Photo: Company, Apr 7.

  • LG+Magna%2C+Spirit%2C+Leon+and+Joy+smartphones

    LG Magna, Spirit, Leon and Joy smartphones

    At Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2015, LG Electronics unveiled a new line of mid-range smartphones, the LG Magna, Spirit, Leon and Joy. The four devices will be available in both...

    Photo: Company, Mar 10.

  • Intel+XMM+7360+LTE+Advanced+solution

    Intel XMM 7360 LTE Advanced solution

    Intel announced its third-generation five-mode, LTE Advanced Category 10 modem. The Intel XMM 7360 supports 3x carrier aggregation and download speeds up to 450Mbps. It expands...

    Photo: Company, Mar 5.

  • Acer+Liquid+Z520+smartphone

    Acer Liquid Z520 smartphone

    Acer is showcasing its latest smartphone, the Liquid Z520 at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2015 from March 2-5 in Barcelona, Spain. The Liquid Z520 offers improved voice control, allowing...

    Photo: Company, Mar 4.

  • Digitimes Research: Capex from Korea makers down slightly in 2015

    Capex from Korea-based panel makers Samsung Display and LG Display for AMOLED panels will drop from KRW7 trillion (US$6.9 billion) in 2014 to KRW6.7 trillion in 2015, according to...

  • Taiwan LCD TVs – 1Q 2015

    Taiwan's LCD TV makers saw strong seasonal impacts in the first quarter of 2015. Shipments to North America saw a particularly sharp decline as a result of reduced procurement from...

  • Taiwan handsets – 1Q 2015

    Most of Taiwan's handset makers felt strong seasonal effects in the first quarter. Foxconn suffered particularly as a result of drastic drops in orders from Sony Mobile and Microsoft...

  • China smartphone market and industry – 1Q 2015

    According to Digitimes Research's survey of the Mainland China smartphone supply chain, as well as other relative vendors, increased demand for Apple's new device models, Mainland...

  • Taiwan large-size LCD panels – 1Q 2015

    Weak demand in the monitor, notebook and tablet markets dampened Taiwan panel makers' shipments to the IT applications segments in the first quarter of 2015. Taiwan's monitor panel...

  • Taiwan small- to mid-size LCD panels – 1Q 2015

    Taiwan's small- to medium-size panel makers are seeing intensifying competition from China makers, such as BOE and Tianma, who are aggressively expanding their LTPS panel capacitie...

  • China smartphone AP shipments – 1Q 2015

    Smartphone AP shipments in China grew by 14% on year in the first quarter of 2015 but showed an on-quarter decrease of 19.5%.

  • Global tablet market – 1Q 2015

    Global shipments of tablets in the first quarter of 2015 totaled only 49.08 million units, representing an on-quarter drop of 35% and an on-year decrease of 15%.

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