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  • Last update: Wednesday 18 October 2017 [1171 news items]

PV Taiwan 2017 kicks off, but uncertainty lies ahead for global market

Oct 18, 15:59

The 2017 Taiwan International Photovoltaic Exhibition (PV Taiwan 2017) is running October 18-20 at the Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center, highlighting key technological innovations...

PV Taiwan 2017

LED filament light bulb market estimated at US$831 million in 2017

Oct 18, 15:10

Global market value for LED filament light bulbs in 2017 is estimated at CNY5.66 billion (US$831 million), hiking 95% on year, and will see a 47.7% CAGR during 2017-2020, according...

Goodix obtains fingerprint sensor orders for new Huawei devices

Oct 18, 14:47

Goodix Technology has obtained fingerprint sensor orders from Huawei for the newly-unveiled Mate 10 devices, according to the China-based IC design house.

Adata pre-tax profits hike 110% in 3Q17

Oct 18, 14:45

Memory module firm Adata Technology has reported pre-tax profits of NT$835 million (US$27.7 million) for the third quarter of 2017, up a robust 110% sequentially, while operating...

Kinsus 4Q17 revenues to rise by up to 20%, says report

Oct 18, 14:36

IC substrate maker Kinsus Interconnect Technology is expected to enjoy an up to 20% sequential increase in fourth-quarter 2017 revenues, driven mainly by a ramp-up of orders for substrate-like...

Nanya net profits rise 32% in 3Q17

Oct 18, 14:35

DRAM chipmaker Nanya Technology has reported net profits of NT$8.57 billion (US$283.9 million) for the third quarter of 2017, up 32.1% sequentially, while consolidated revenues increased...

Nanya ramping 20nm process output

Oct 18, 14:15

Nanya Technology has started volume shipments of 20nm 4Gb DDR3 chips, and is scheduled to enter mass production of 20nm 8Gb DDR4 chips in the fourth quarter of 2017, according to...

Pei-Ing Lee, president for Nanya

Sercomm to showcase AI-centric IoT solutions at BBWF 2017

Oct 18, 14:02

Networking device maker Sercomm will unveil its AI-centric smart IoT solutions at the upcoming Broadband World Forum (BBWF) 2017 to be held in Berlin from October 24-26, the company...

Sercomm to showcase AI-based smart IoT solutions at BBWF 2017

Xintec to swing to profit in 4Q17, says report

Oct 17, 15:05

Image sensor packaging specialist Xintec is expected to return to profitability in the fourth quarter of 2017 with revenues likely to increase around 30% sequentially to nearly NT$1.3...

Xiaomi aims to ship 90 million smartphones in 2017

Oct 17, 15:03

China-based Xiaomi Technology expects its smartphone shipments to reach 90 million units in 2017, the company's highest annual shipments, according to company founder and CEO Lei...

SEMI forecasts record silicon wafer shipments

Oct 17, 15:01

Worldwide shipments of polished and epitaxial silicon wafers are forecast to total 11.448 billion square inches in 2017, exceeding the market high set in 2016, according to SEMI.

Worldwide gaming notebook shipments to reach 5.5 million units in 2017

Oct 16, 15:48

Worldwide gaming notebook shipments are estimated to reach around 5.5 million units in 2017 with Micro-Star International (MSI) to account for 1.1-1.2 million units and Asustek 1.3...

Gaming notebook shipments growing strong

Amazon pushing Echo into Asia markets

Oct 16, 15:39

Amazon has been aggressively looking to promote its Echo series smart speaker products in Asia markets including India and Japan and has been tuning its Alexa system to recognize...

Toshiba reportedly suspends NAND flash production in Japan

Oct 16, 12:37

Toshiba recently suspended NAND flash production at its Japan facilities for a few weeks due to ransomware attacks on its computer network, according to sources at channel distributors...

AUO, Innolux to generate profits in 2017

Oct 16, 11:13

Taiwan-based flat panel makers AU Optronics (AUO) and Innolux, and other fellow suppliers globally are expected to generate profits for all of 2017 as large-size panel prices have...

Prices of large-sized panels are declining at manageable paces

Acer to become holding company, says Stan Shih

Oct 13, 16:15

Acer founder Stan Shih has pointed out that the company will gradually turn into a holding company with most of the Acer Group's affiliates to transform into independent entities...

China annual polysilicon capacity to rise to 285,000 tons at end of 2017

Oct 13, 16:11

China-based polysilicon makers' combined annual production capacity will increase from 210,000 tons at the end of 2016 to 285,000 tons at the end of 2017, enough for producing 61GWp...

MLS to surpass Everlight in 2017 revenue

Oct 13, 15:09

The largest China-based LED packaging service provider MLS is likely to see 2017 consolidated revenues exceed those for Taiwan-based fellow Everlight Electronics for the first time...

Foxconn sees over 40% on month revenue growth in September

Oct 13, 14:29

Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$451.04 billion (US$14.83 billion) for September, up 42.4% on month, but down 3.7% on year.

Foxconn sees strong September revenues

Demand for 12-inch silicon wafers to surge in China

Oct 13, 14:23

Demand for blank 12-inch silicon wafers is set to increase to 1.1-1.3 million pieces per month in China in 2018, up from the current 500,000 units, according to local media.

Notebook ODMs see shipments increase in September

Oct 13, 11:03

Notebook ODMs including Quanta Computer, Compal Electronics, Wistron and Inventec have reported on-month shipment growths for September with Inventec and Wistron both enjoying double-digit...

Notebook ODMs had increased shipments in September

Gartner raises 2017 chip market growth forecast again

Oct 13, 10:56

Worldwide semiconductor revenues are forecast to reach US$411.1 billion in 2017, an increase of 19.7% from 2016, according to Gartner. This represents the strongest growth since the...

Chipbond posts record 3Q17 revenues

Oct 13, 10:52

Chipbond Technology's consolidated revenues climbed to a record high of about NT$5 billion (US$165.3 million) in the third quarter of 2017. Market watchers expect the company to post...

Mobile DRAM prices to rise 10-15% in 4Q17, says DRAMeXchange

Oct 13, 10:49

Average prices for mobile (LPDDR) DRAM products are expected to rise 10-15% sequentially in the fourth quarter of 2017, according to DRAMeXchange. Major suppliers have intentionally...

Taiwan IC designers to rely on emerging markets for 4Q17 growth

Oct 13, 10:45

Taiwan-based IC design houses have seen orders from China's smartphone market slow down, but orders from vendors launching handsets in emerging markets like India have surged recently,...

Pegatron September revenues hit 23-month high

Oct 12, 15:49

Pegatron has reported consolidated revenues of NT$153.66 billion (US$5.07 billion) for September, hitting the highest monthly level since November 2015 and increasing 72.41% on month...

Pegatron to enjoy a strong 2H17

Asustek revenues increase in September

Oct 12, 15:35

Asustek Computer has reported consolidated sales of NT$45.11 billion (US$1.48 billion) for September, increasing 19% on month and 1.1% on year thanks to stable notebook, motherboard...

Himax reportedly supplying WLO chips for iPhone X face ID

Oct 12, 15:10

Fabless IC firm Himax Technologies has begun shipments of chips based on wafer-level optics (WLO) technology to Apple, according to industry sources. The solution is reportedly a...

Global tablet AP market returns to growth after 2 years of decline, says Strategy Analytics

Oct 12, 14:42

After two consecutive years of decline, the global tablet applications processor (AP) market returned to growth and registered a 5% year-over-year growth to reach US$984 million in...

Tyan showcasing GPU-powered servers at Nvidia GTC in Europe

Oct 12, 11:42

Tyan Computer, a server brand subsidiary of the Mitac Group, is showcasing its new GPU-powered server products including Thunder HX FT77D-B7109 at Nvidia's GPU Technology Conference...

Cooling fan maker Yen Sun reports increased September revenues

Oct 12, 11:09

Taiwan-based cooling fan and module maker Yen Sun Technology has announced consolidated revenues of NT$193 million (US$6.34 million) for September, up 7.05% on year. Combined consolidated...

Yen Sun expects a stable 2H17

ASE, SPIL 3Q17 revenues increase

Oct 12, 11:01

IC packagers Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) and Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL) have reported sequential increases of 11.9% and 7.5%, respectively, in consolidated...

Pure-play foundries boosting presence in China

Oct 12, 10:58

With the rise of fabless IC companies in China, demand for foundry services in the country has also increased. In total, pure-play foundry sales in China are expected to increase...

Global semiconductor sales increase 4% in August, says SIA

Oct 12, 10:52

Worldwide sales of semiconductors reached US$35 billion for the month of August 2017, an increase of 4% compared to the previous month's total of US$33.6 billion and a 23.9% jump...

Foxlink revenues drop on year in September

Oct 11, 17:04

Foxlink has reported consolidated revenues of NT$9.978 billion (US$330.01 million) for September 2017, representing a 14.15% increase on month and 4.97% drop on year.

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    Huawei has unveiled its wearable device, the Huawei Watch 2, at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2017. The watch will go on sale in Spain, France, Portugal, Italy, Germany and China...

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    Acer has recently announced its new air monitor designed to help people keep tabs on indoor air quality. The Acer Air Monitor allows real-time monitoring of key air quality indicators...

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