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  • Last update: Friday 28 November 2014 [281 news items]

iPhone chip orders slowing down, say IC designers

Nov 28, 14:55

Apple has started scaling back on chip orders for its latest iPhone, according to sources at IC design houses.

Tablet shipments expected to decline 3.5% in 2015, says firm

Nov 28, 11:08

Notebook shipments will grow 0.6% in 2015 to 174.6 million units, while tablet shipments will decline 3.5% to 185.6 million units, according to TrendForce.

Global LED lighting production value in 2015 to grow 30%, say Taiwan makers

Nov 28, 10:29

Global LED lighting shipments in 2015 will double those in 2014, but the corresponding production value will increase only 30% due to estimated price drops of 30-35%, according to...

led lighting

Panel makers to see increased orders for qHD, WVGA and FWVGA panels in 2015

Nov 27, 21:42

Panel makers expect strong demand for qHD (540 by 960), WVGA (480 by 800) and FWVGA (480 by 854) handset panels in 2015 as China vendors aim to increase their lineups of CNY500 (US$81)...

Samsung Electro-Mechanics to expand businesses in China in 2015, says paper

Nov 27, 16:05

The Samsung Group's component manufacturing affiliate Samsung Electro-Mechanics has seen its performance seriously impacted by Samsung Electronics' weakening smartphone sales recently...

ChipMOS 2015 capex to stay flat

Nov 27, 15:30

ChipMOS Technologies, which specializes in assembly and test services for LCD driver ICs and memory chips, is expected to maintain its 2015 capex at near 2014 levels, according to...

Most motherboard players to focus on gross margins in 2015

Nov 27, 15:22

Asustek Computer has been aggressively cutting motherboard prices to defend its leading position in the market recently and is likely to use the same strategy for 2015. In response...

China market: 4G smartphone chip prices continue to fall

Nov 27, 14:23

Prices for 4G smartphone solutions have fallen below US$10 per unit, and will continue to drop reaching US$7-8 during the first half of 2015, according to industry sources.

Wistron to see good profits in 2015 thanks to iPhone 5c, says paper

Newswatch - Nov 27, 12:34

Wistron is expected to achieve shipments at levels similar to those of 2014 for its notebook, desktop and LCD TV businesses in 2015, but the ODM's handheld device business is expected...

Taiwan IC designers seeing gross margin under pressure

Nov 26, 14:38

Taiwan-based IC design houses are seeking to improve their gross margins in 2015, by securing new orders for mobile devices set to roll out during the first half of the year, according...

IC designers expect higher gross margin in 2015

Tablet vendors may decrease number of models to be launched in 2015

Nov 26, 11:12

As it is difficult to make profit from tablets, Asustek Computer has decided to reduce the number of new models to be launched in 2015, and Samsung Electronics and Lenovo are also...

Connector maker BizLink looks to double-digit revenue growth in 2015

Nov 26, 10:42

Connector maker BizLink Holding expects its sales to grow by a double-digit rate in 2015, buoyed by increasing shipments to the automobile and medicare sectors, according to company...

BizLink vice president Tsai Yao-chen

Taiwan and Korea makers expanding touch-embedded solutions in 2015

Nov 25, 15:59

Despite China makers holding an 80% proportion of embedded touch solutions to China handset vendors, Taiwan and Korea makers are expected to continue expanding production in 2015...

Monitor vendors eyeing 5K units in 2015

Nov 25, 14:58

Following the release of Apple's iMac with Retina 5K display, more LCD monitor vendors are talking about releasing high-end units with similar resolutions in 2015.

Acer, Asustek pushing Chromebooks and inexpensive notebooks

Nov 25, 14:41

Acer is set to invest heavily in Chromebook development in 2015 with related shipments to grow over 50% on year to reach 4.8 million units. Meanwhile, Asustek Computer is also planning...

Digitimes Research: China makers to drop Full HD panel pricing by 11.5% in 2015

Nov 25, 14:32

As China makers expand production capacity in order to meet increasing demand for cheaper panel supply in China, local handset vendors will receive Full HD panels for use in smartphones...

Xiaomi to launch smart home device soon

Nov 24, 15:53

Xiaomi is planning to launch a product for the smart home market between the end of 2014 and January 2015 and expects the product to surprise the market, according to the head of...

Digitimes Research: China makers Bitland, BYD to join Chromebook supply chain in 2015

Nov 21, 16:09

Following China-based application processor (AP) supplier Rockchip's entry into the Chromebook industry, China-based end device makers are also expected to join the Chromebook supply...

Falling LED bulb prices put pressure on LED driver IC firms

Nov 21, 10:34

Falling retail prices for LED light bulbs have put the LED driver IC market under pressure, according to industry sources. Some LED driver IC suppliers incapable of lowering their...

Asia Neo Tech expects sales growth in 4Q14

Nov 21, 10:32

Asia Neo Tech Industrial, a supplier of automated drying equipment and other machinery, expects to post sequential revenues growth in the fourth quarter of 2014.

Taiwan market: Philips expects to sell 50,000 TVs in 2015

Nov 20, 14:16

Philips expects to sell 20,000 TVs in the Taiwan market during 2014 followed by 50,000 in 2015.

Notebook supply chain starts preparing 1Q15 orders to minimize impact of labor shortages

Nov 20, 14:14

With the notebook supply chain's labor shortages in the first quarter of 2015 expected to be a lot more serious than in previous years, some notebook brand vendors such as Dell have...

China vendors prepping for new wearable devices in 2015

Nov 19, 21:33

Supply chains are continuing to see strong demand for wearables as China vendors prepare to release new devices in 2015.

TV shipments in 2015 expected to increase 10%

Nov 19, 20:53

TV supply chains estimate that TV shipments in 2015 will increase 10% on year to around 230 million driven by large-size TV demand in mature economies and small-size TV demand in...

Supply chains gearing up for expected flexible display demand in 2015

Nov 19, 15:12

Following developments by Samsung Electronics and LG Electronics to produce devices with flexible displays, panel makers from China, Taiwan and Japan, and related component supply...

Global PV installation capacity in 2015 may be flat or decline, say Taiwan makers

Nov 18, 21:08

Mainly because the 2015 total installation capacity of new PV systems in Japan is likely to drop a great deal from 7GWp in 2014, and installations in China, the US and Europe are...

Digitimes Research: LCD TV OEM market expected to surpass 50 million in 2015

Nov 18, 14:33

The LCD TV contract manufacturing market is expected to surpass 50 million units in 2015, with Taiwan makers expected to be responsible for 38.33 million, according to Digitimes Re...

Pegatron may not achieve NT$1 trillion revenue goal until 2015

Nov 17, 22:00

Because of a weak first half in 2014, Pegatron Technology is unlikely to be able to achieve its NT$1 trillion (US$32.61 billion) revenue goal for 2014 despite the fact that the company's...

Touchscreen controller IC prices to fall further in 2015

Nov 17, 21:55

Prices of touchscreen controller ICs used in handsets are likely to fall 30% or more in 2015, due to fierce price competition among China- and Taiwan-based chip suppliers, according...

LG likely to increase ODM smartphone orders to Taiwan in 2015, say sources

Nov 17, 12:30

LG Electronics is expected to increase its ODM smartphone orders to Taiwan-based production partner, Arima Communications, to 3-4 million units in 2015 compared to slightly over one...

Wistron aims to ship 21 million notebooks in 2015

Nov 14, 15:27

Wistron aims to ship 21 million notebooks and 25 million smart hand-held devices including three million tablets for 2015, the company said at a November 13 investors conference.

Connected things in use will reach 25 billion by 2020, says Gartner

Nov 14, 14:28

Gartner has forecast that 4.9 billion connected things will be in use in 2015, up 30% from 2014, and will reach 25 billion by 2020. The Internet of Things (IoT) has become a powerful...

CNY1,000 Full HD smartphones may become a wide trend in China during 2015

Nov 14, 14:11

China panel makers are solidifying panel production for 2015 and may be able to provide Full HD handset panels at low pricing that would allow China vendors to expand their lineups...

Optoma expands product lineup

Nov 14, 11:59

Taiwan-based DLP projector vendor Optoma Technology has announced it is further developing in the speaker market, with an emphasis on new products such as its Optoma NuForce.

Simplo expects strong 2015

Nov 14, 11:07

Seeing a better-than-expected third quarter, Simplo Technology expects its EPS to reach around NT$11 (US$0.36) in 2014, while sales in 2015 will perform stronger than in 2014 and...

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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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