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Ultra HD TV shipments expected to grow nearly 150% in 2015, says firm

4h 3min ago

According to Futuresource Consulting, Ultra HD (4K) TV shipments are expected to grow by 147% in 2015, despite overall 2% fall in TV sales.

Taiwan market: Acer sees strong sales at TCAS

5h 43min ago

Acer has achieved better-than-expected results during the Taiwan Computer Application Show (TCAS) 2015 in Taipei, recording a sales growth of 40% compared to 2014. The results may...

HMI lowers 2015 revenue outlook, says report

Aug 3, 15:15

Taiwan-based Hermes Microvision (HMI), which provides electron beam (e-beam) inspection tools and solutions for the production of semiconductors, has lowered its revenue growth forecast...

MediaTek cuts 2015 shipment target

Aug 3, 11:41

MediaTek has revised downward its handset-IC shipment target for 2015 to 400 million units, down 10% from the 450 million originally estimated.

Digitimes Research: China smartphone AP shipments to grow 23.5% in 2H15

Jul 31, 13:50

Shipments of smartphone application processors in the China market are expected to grow 9.7% and 16% on quarter, respectively, in the third and fourth quarters of 2015, according...

LED to account for 19% of transportation lamp revenues in 2015, says IHS

Jul 31, 10:58

LED lighting is forecast to reach 19% of total lamp revenues in transportation lighting in 2015, according to IHS. The total worldwide revenue for office lamps is projected to reach...

UMC slows 28nm ramp

Jul 30, 21:50

United Microelectronics (UMC) has decided to ramp up its 28nm production capacity at a slower pace due to a less-optimistic outlook for demand in the second half of 2015.

Low order visibility for 2H15, says SPIL chairman

Jul 30, 15:49

Bough Lin, chairman of Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL), has expressed caution about the semiconductor market prospects for the second half of 2015 due to low order visibili...

Digitimes Research: Taiwan 2Q15 small- to medium-size panel shipments drop 0.4%

Jul 30, 14:47

Taiwan makers' shipments of small- to medium-size panels slipped 0.4% in the second quarter of 2015 to 287 million due to shrinking orders for feature handsets, according to Digitimes...

China Internet user base over 667 million at end of June 2015, says CNNIC

Jul 30, 11:52

The number of fixed-line and mobile Internet surfers in China increased to an estimated 667.69 million at the end of June 2015, according to the China Internet Network Information...

Silicon Motion expects to deliver another year of record sales

Jul 30, 11:13

Silicon Motion Technology expects to post revenue growth of 22-27% in 2015. Revenues hit a record level of US$289 million in 2014.

Tsunami of M&A deals underway in 2015 chip industry, says IC Insights

Jul 30, 10:41

In just the first half of 2015 alone, announced semiconductor acquisition agreements had a combined total value of US$72.6 billion, which is nearly 6x the annual average for M&A...

MediaTek 3Q15 sales likely to rise 15-20%

Jul 29, 16:06

Market sources expect MediaTek to post revenue growth of 15-20% sequentially in the third quarter of 2015 compared with the 20-30% estimated previously. The revised projection came...

Flat panel display revenues forecast to fall in 2015, says IHS

Jul 29, 14:18

Led by declining TFT LCD revenues, global flat panel display (FPD) industry revenues are forecast to fall 2% from US$131.4 billion in 2014 to US$129 billion in 2015. Dwindling TFT...

Demand for UV-A LED may take off in 2015, say Taiwan makers

Jul 29, 12:08

As the LED backlighting market is approaching saturation and prices for LED lighting, despite growing demand, have been falling, many LED makers have been developing UV (ultraviolet)-A...

PTI looks to moderate growth in 3Q15

Jul 29, 11:33

Powertech Technology (PTI) expects to post another moderate growth in revenues for the third quarter of 2015, with improvement in gross margin.

Inotera raises capex for 2015

Jul 29, 11:30

Inotera Memories has raised its capex budget to NT$57 billion (US$1.81 billion) for 2015, and reiterated plans to convert 80% of its total wafer start capacity to 20nm process technology...

Chinese automotive semiconductor revenues to hit US$6.2 billion in 2015, IHS says

Jul 29, 11:15

Total automotive semiconductor revenues in China reached US$5.6 billion in 2014, and revenues are expected to grow nearly 11% year over year in 2015 to reach US$6.2 billion, according...

Holtek 1H15 profits rise 2%

Jul 28, 15:15

Microcontroller (MCU) supplier Holtek Semiconductor has reported net profits of NT$380 million (US$12 million) for the first half of 2015, up 2.2% on year, with EPS coming to NT$1....

AUO sees revenues drop 3.1% in 2Q15

Jul 28, 14:28

AU Optronics (AUO) has announced its consolidated revenues in the second quarter of 2015 were NT$92.30 billion (US$2.93 billion), down 3.1% from the previous quarter. Gross profit...

Digitimes Research: Taiwan IC design industry output value to grow 14% in 3Q15

Jul 28, 14:25

The production value of Taiwan's IC design industry is forecast to rise 14.4% sequentially in the third quarter of 2015, thanks to peak seasonal effects, as well as rollouts of new...

4G phone chip prices to fall 50% in 1 year

Jul 27, 15:07

Prices for 4G smartphone chip solutions, which have fallen about 40% so far in 2015, will continue their downward trend in the second half of the year. Prices will fall an overall...

Biometrics industry to generate US$13 billion in revenues during 2015, says firm

Jul 27, 14:49

Biometric technologies are developed constantly, strengthening their position in both existing markets like law enforcement and government applications, but also in emerging high-value...

LG reports 2Q15 revenues

Jul 24, 11:22

LG Display has reported unaudited earnings results based on consolidated K-IFRS (International Financial Reporting Standards) for the three-month period ending June 30, 2015.

Gartner expects 59% mobile data growth worldwide in 2015

Jul 23, 15:37

Global mobile data traffic is set to reach 52 million terabytes (TB) in 2015, an increase of 59% from 2014, according to Gartner. The rapid growth is set to continue through 2018,...

Apple sees growing Mac shipments in 2015

Jul 23, 12:07

Apple has revealed it shipped 4.8 million Mac products in its fiscal third-quarter 2015 (ended June 27, 2015), up 5% sequentially and 9% from the same period a year ago. Sources from...

Mobile DRAM prices to fall on excess smartphone inventory

Jul 22, 20:39

Prices for mobile DRAM memory are set to fall substantially due to excess smartphone inventory, according to sources at memory makers.

North American semiconductor equipment industry posts June book-to-bill ratio of 0.98, says SEMI

Jul 22, 14:35

North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted US$1.51 billion in orders worldwide in June 2015 (three-month average basis) and a book-to-bill ratio of 0.98,...

HTC to seek partnerships with game developers for HTC Vive

Jul 22, 11:43

HTC will showcase its forthcoming virtual reality device, the HTC Vive, at Taipei Game Developer Forum (TGDF) to be held from July 23-24, according to the forum organizers. The forum...

The HTC Vive

MediaTek likely to cut shipment target for 2015

Jul 20, 15:56

MediaTek is likely to revise downward its handset-IC shipment target for 2015 to about 400 million units from 450 million, a 10% cut, according to market sources.

Wearable systems give major boost to total IoT sales in 2015, says IC Insights

Jul 17, 15:07

Market revenues associated with network communications, sensing, and control functions in subsystems and objects attached to the Internet of Things (IoT) are forecast to grow 29%...

Getac targets on-year shipment growth of 20% in 2015

Jul 17, 12:22

Ruggedized PC brand vendor Getac Technology maintains its original target on-year growth of 20% in 2015 shipments and will also launch new ruggedized tablets at the end of the third...

Getac expects 20% on-year growth in its 2015 ruggedized PC shipments

Digitimes Research: Apple to push forward with In-Cell touch technology in 2015 but highly considering G/G for 2016

Jul 17, 10:28

Industry rumors have stated Apple will go back to using G/G touch technology in iPhones due to ongoing production issues with In-Cell touch panels. If this were to occur, the earliest...

TSMC cuts 2015 chip growth outlook

Jul 16, 22:28

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), at its July 16 investors meeting, gave a less-optimistic outlook for the third quarter of 2015, and has revised downward its forecast...

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Accelerometer, gyro prices fall

Jul 16, 15:42

Prices for MEMS accelerometers and gyroscopes fell to as low as US$0.20 in the second quarter of 2015, down more than 30% from year-ago levels, according to industry sources.

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    Asustek EeeBook E202 notebook

    Asustek showcased its EeeBook E202 notebook during Computex 2015. The device features a clamshell design and an 11.6-inch display. In addition to a 9-hour battery life, the notebook...

    Photo: Joseph Tsai, Jun 12.

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    Haier, a major electronic product brand in China, showcased its Chromebook at Computex 2015. The company is mainly pushing its Chromebook into North America's education market.

    Photo: Joseph Tsai, Jun 11.

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    At Computex Aidmics Biotechnology showcased its iSperm, which inspects pig sperm. It is a tool for animal husbandry. Aidmics said it has sold over 100 iSperm devices since its launch,...

    Photo: Julian Ho, Digitimes, Jun 10.

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    Asustek C201PA Chromebook

    Asustek Computer showcased its C201PA Chromebook at Computex 2015. The product is equipped with Rockchip's quad-core RK3288C solution and a 11.6-inch display. The Chromebook has...

    Photo: Joseph Tsai, Jun 10.

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    Aidmics uHandy mobile microscope

    Several Taiwan-based start-up companies were at Computex 2015's Meet the Future exhibition zone and among them was Aidmics Biotechnology. The company showcased its inspection products...

    Photo: Julian Ho, Digitimes, Jun 10.

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