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Faraday seeing growth in 28nm chip market

Apr 28, 15:55

Faraday Technology, a Taiwan-based ASIC design service and IP provider, has expressed optimism about 28nm chip market growth. The company has received new orders for 28nm NRE (non-recurring...

MediaTek gross margin continues to fall

Apr 28, 15:27

Taiwan-based IC design house MediaTek, which specializes in mobile SoC solutions, saw its gross margin reach a record low of 33.5% in the first quarter of 2017.

Gaming PC sales in North America in 2016 grow 25-30%

Apr 28, 13:52

Commenting on the gaming PC market in North America, Kevin Jones, vice president for US-based retail chain Micro Center said that overall sales increased 25-30% on year in 2016, and...

Kevin Jones, Micro Center vice president (left)

Macronix reports profit for 1Q17

Apr 28, 11:47

Macronix International has reported its third consecutive profitable quarter enabling its net value per share to stay above NT$5 (US$0.17). The maker of flash and mask ROM memory...

Nanya to ramp 20m process output

Apr 27, 12:05

Nanya Technology will start making 20nm chips in small volume in the third quarter, and will expand output to 30,000 wafer starts per month by the fourth quarter of 2017, according...

Nanya president Pei-Ing Lee expects DRAM prices to continue growth

SPIL posts profit drop in 1Q17

Apr 27, 11:10

IC packager Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL) has reported net profits of NT$996 million (US$33.1 million) for the first quarter of 2017, down 64.8% sequentially and 37.9% on...

UMC expects flat performance in 2Q17

Apr 27, 11:08

United Microelectronics (UMC) expects its wafer shipments and ASPs to stay flat sequentially in the second quarter of 2017, when the foundry chipmaker's capacity utilization rate...

PTI looks to sequential revenue growth through 4Q17

Apr 26, 11:09

Packaging and testing company Powertech Technology (PTI) expects to post mid single-digit sequential growth in revenues for the second quarter of 2017, said company president JY Hung...

Ardentec breaks ground for new plant in Nanjing

Apr 25, 15:05

Taiwan-based Ardentec, which specializes in testing services for logic and memory chips, has recently broken ground for a new plant in Nanjing, China where Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing...

EMEA traditional PC market returning to growth in 1Q17, says IDC

Apr 24, 22:03

The Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) traditional PC market (desktops, notebooks, and workstations) continued to stabilize in the first quarter of 2017, with the market posting...

Samsung completes qualification of 2nd-gen 10nm process technology

Apr 21, 13:57

Samsung Electronics has announced that its second-generation 10nm FinFET process technology, 10LPP (Low Power Plus), has been qualified and is ready for production. With further enhancement...

Yageo posts NT$1.62 EPS in 1Q17

Apr 21, 11:47

Taiwan-based passive component maker Yageo has reported net EPS of NT$1.62 (US$0.05) for the first quarter of 2017 compared with NT$1.25 a year ago.

Powerchip chairman expects long-term DRAM shortage

Apr 20, 22:20

The supply of DRAM memory is likely to stay tight for a substantial period of time, according to Frank Huang, chairman for Taiwan-based pure-play foundry Powerchip Technology.

PTI to enjoy robust demand for NAND flash

Apr 20, 10:25

Robust demand for NAND flash memory will boost revenues at packaging and testing company Powertech Technology (PTI) in the second half of 2017, according to industry sources.

Server DRAM ASP to rise over 10% in 2Q17, says DRAMeXchange

Apr 19, 16:04

Server DRAM memory ASPs are expected to rise more than 10% sequentially in the second quarter of 2017, and will continue their growth in the third quarter due to persistent tightness...

Intel to build second Spreadtrum chip

Apr 19, 14:56

Intel and Spreadtrum Communications have extended their foundry ties under which Intel will start making another 14nm chip for the China-based mobile SoC supplier, according to industry...

Gigabyte to deal out NT$2.60 dividend for 2016

Newswatch - Apr 18, 21:17

Gigabyte Technology plans to deal out dividends of NT$2.60 in cash for 2016 based on its earnings of NT$3.64 per share for the year, according to the company.

USI reports increased earnings for 2016

Newswatch - Apr 18, 15:20

Universal Scientific Industry (Shanghai), a subsidiary of Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE), has reported net profits of CNY806 million (US$116.98 million) for 2016, increasing...

Vivotek expects growing businesses in 2017

Apr 14, 12:29

Taiwan-based surveillance camera supplier Vivotek expects to receive OEM orders from new clients in North America for 2017, and is seeing strong own-brand sales from India and Denmark...

Chin-Poon 1Q17 revenues slip, Tripod up

Stockwatch - Apr 13, 11:07

PCB maker Chin-Poon Industrial, which has more than 70% of its revenues come from the auto industry, saw its first-quarter revenues slip 1.4% from a year earlier while revenues at...

Digitimes Research: Nichia tops LED packagers in 2016 revenue

Apr 12, 21:46

Japan-based Nichia generated revenues of US$2.423 billion from LED packaging in 2016, the highest among all LED packaging service providers around the world, according to Digitimes...

Global semiconductor photomask market increases 2% in 2016, says SEMI

Apr 11, 15:35

SEMI has reported that the worldwide semiconductor photomask market was US$3.32 billion in 2016. After increasing 1% in 2015, the photomask market grew 2% in 2016.

Japan 2016 digital camera shipments shrink 31.7%, says CIPA

Apr 7, 15:36

Japan-based vendors together shipped 24.19 million digital cameras globally in 2016, decreasing 31.7% on year, according to Japan-based Camera & Imaging Products Association (C...

Worldwide cloud IT infrastructure spending grows 9.2% to US$32.6 billion in 2016, says IDC

Apr 7, 14:17

According to the IDC Worldwide Quarterly Cloud IT Infrastructure Tracker, vendor revenues from sales of infrastructure products (server, storage, and Ethernet switch) for cloud IT,...

Tablet shipments in Japan drop for first time in 2016, says research firm

Apr 7, 11:21

There were 8.51 million tablets shipped in Japan in 2016, decreasing 9.8% on year, and marking the first annual decrease, according to Japan-based MM Research Institute.

Digitimes Research: Taiwan server revenues expected to grow 5.9% on year in 2017

Apr 6, 14:25

Because of rising demand for cloud computing, shipments of server and rack products have increased, and revenues at Taiwan's server motherboard, storage and network equipment players...

Global semiconductor materials market grows 2.4% in 2016, says SEMI

Apr 5, 14:24

The global semiconductor materials market increased 2.4% in 2016 compared to 2015 while worldwide semiconductor revenues grew 1.1%, according to SEMI.

Huawei sees slight growth in 2016 profit

Apr 5, 11:41

China-based telecom equipment and smartphone vendor Huawei Technologies has released its 2016 financial report, posting net profit of CNY37.052 billion (US$5.38 billion), up 0.38%.

2016 marks year of recovery for global semiconductor market, IHS says

Apr 5, 11:14

The worldwide semiconductor market showed signs of recovery in 2016 following a down year in 2015, according to IHS Markit. In 2016, the market posted a year-end growth rate of 2%...

ASE to deal out cash dividend of NT$1.40 for 2016

Stockwatch - Apr 5, 11:10

Advanced Semiconductor Engineering's (ASE) board of directors has adopted a proposal recommending the distribution of a NT$1.40 (US$0.05) cash dividend per share for 2016, when the...

Foxlink sees earnings slide 52% in 2016

Newswatch - Apr 5, 10:53

Foxlink has reported net profits of NT$792 million (US$26.1 million) for 2016, decreasing 52% from a year earlier. EPS for the year stood at NT$1.55.

Microelectronics Technology nets NT$0.81 for 2016

Stockwatch - Mar 31, 11:50

Microwave and satellite communication device maker Microelectronics Technology (MTI) has released it 2016 financial report, recording consolidated revenues of NT$7.597 billion (US$240...

Taiwan ODMs post 2016 results

Mar 30, 21:58

Despite seeing an on-year drop of 11.2% to achieve consolidated revenues of NT$893.98 billion (US$29.59 billion) in 2016, Quanta Computer still managed to become profitable with profits...

Micro-Star International nets NT$5.79 per share for 2016

Stockwatch - Mar 30, 21:00

Micro-Star International (MSI) released its financial report for the fourth quarter of 2016 at a March 30 investors conference, posting net EPS of NT$5.79 (US$0.18) for 2016.

Getac Technology reports strong earnings for 2016

Stockwatch - Mar 30, 15:46

Ruggedized computing device maker Getac Technology has reported net profits of NT$2.08 billion (US$68.59 million) for 2016, increasing 63.27% from a year earlier.

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    Asustek ZenWatch 3 smartwatch

    Asustek Computer unveiled its latest products at a pre-show conference before IFA 2016 including its ZenWatch 3 smartwatch, new 2-in-1 devices and gaming notebooks. The ZenWatch...

    Photo: Company, Sep 13.

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    Apple iPhone 7 and 7 Plus

    Apple has introduced the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. The iPhone 7 series, the first water and dust resistant iPhone, will be available in more than 25 countries beginning September...

    Photo: Company, Sep 8.

  • AMD+FirePro+W9100+graphics+card+with+32GB+memory

    AMD FirePro W9100 graphics card with 32GB memory

    At the 2016 National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) show, AMD announced the new AMD FirePro W9100 32GB - a workstation graphics card with 32GB memory support. It will be available...

    Photo: Company, Apr 18.

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    AMD 7th-generation A series processor

    AMD has announced availability of its new mobile seventh-generation AMD A-series processors, timed to support a new notebook design by HP. New OEM PC designs powered by the A-series...

    Photo: Company, Apr 11.

  • Samsung+Bio%2DProcessor

    Samsung Bio-Processor

    Samsung Electronics has announced it is mass producing an all-in-one advanced system logic chip for the health-oriented wearables market, the Bio-Processor. The Samsung Bio-Processor...

    Photo: Company, Jan 5.

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