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MWC 2017 set for a new round of competition for smartphones

Feb 24, 12:20

A number of Android phone brands are expected to showcase their new models for 2017 at the upcoming Mobile World Congress (MWC), heralding a new round of competition in the global...

WPG expects sales to recover starting 2Q17

Feb 23, 22:26

IC distributor WPG expects revenues to hit the lowest levels for 2017 in the first quarter, and start to pick up in the second quarter.

Asustek likely to unveil new 2-in-1 model at MWC 2017

Newswatch - Feb 23, 15:29

Asustek Computer is expected to unveil a new 2-in-1 notebook model, the ZenFlip UX370, at the upcoming Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2017, according to a Chinese-language Economic...

MediaTek gross margin unlikely to recover

Feb 23, 14:56

MediaTek is unlikely to see its gross margin return to 40% in 2017 due to a combination of negative factors, such as a slowdown in smartphone market growth and limited potential profitability...

Harvatek showcases transparent LED display at Smart City Summit & Expo 2017

Feb 23, 10:52

LED packaging service provider Harvatek is exhibiting a transparent LED display at the Smart City Summit & Expo 2017 in Taipei during February 21-24, according to the company.

Transparent LED display developed by Harvatek

Worldwide public cloud services spending forecast to reach US$122.5 billion in 2017, says IDC

Feb 22, 15:49

A new update to the IDC Worldwide Semiannual Public Cloud Services Spending Guide shows that worldwide spending on public cloud services and infrastructure will reach US$122.5 billion...

Taiwan makers to ship 1.2 million VR HMD devices in 2017, says MIC

Newswatch - Feb 22, 12:32

Taiwan's shipments of VR head-mounted display (HMD) devices, including ODM models, are expected to reach 1.2 million units in 2017, according to Market Intelligence and Consulting...

Taiwan market: kbro to upgrade cable modem access to Internet to 500Mbps

Feb 22, 11:34

Cable TV MSO (multi-system operator) kbro has set aside a capital expenditure budget of NT$2.8 billion (US$90.3 million) for 2017 mainly to upgrade its cable modem-based Internet-access...

kbro president Wang Hong-shen

New iPhone shipments to reach 100 million in 2017, says TrendForce

Feb 22, 11:06

Apple's latest refresh of the iPhone series scheduled for later this year will include three new models, with one of them having significant hardware and design upgrades such as an...

Gamania Digital Entertainment aims at revenues of over NT$10 billion for 2017

Feb 21, 15:51

Online game developer and operator Gamania Digital Entertainment aims to turn its operations from the red in 2016 to profitability in 2017 and has set its target consolidated revenues...

Gamania Digital Entertainment chairman and CEO Albert Liu

Taiwan IC production value to rise 5.8% in 2017, say TSIA and IEK

Feb 21, 15:34

The production value of Taiwan's IC industry, consisting of designers, manufacturers, packaging and testing houses, will increase 5.8% in 2017 reaching NT$2,591.6 billion (US$84.1...

China and Taiwan fabs gearing up for next-gen memory production

Feb 21, 10:51

China- and Taiwan-based pure-play foundries are partnering with their fabless clients to fabricate next-generation memory types, such as 3D NAND, MRAM and ReRAM, while memory chipmakers...

Silicon wafer prices to rise in 2017, says GlobalWafers

Feb 21, 10:48

Semiconductor-grade silicon wafer prices on a per-square inch basis, which reached an 11-year low of US$0.67, are set to rise in 2017 thanks to the already low point last year and...

China market: Xiaomi to enhance its product portfolio to ramp up sales in 2017

Feb 20, 14:32

Xiaomi Technology reportedly will enhance its competitiveness by adding more mid-tier and high-end models to its portfolio in 2017 as it faces increasing pressure from domestic rivals...

AUO to beef up marketing of LTPS TFT-LCD panels in 2017

Feb 20, 11:06

AU Optronics (AUO) started production at a 6G LTPS TFT-LCD factory in Kunshan, eastern China, in November 2016 and will boost adoption in smartphones and notebooks as well as of In-Cell...

Taiwan market: Cable TV operator CNS to procure 400,000 STBs in 2017

Feb 18, 15:53

Cable TV MSO (multi-system operator) China Network Systems (CNS) plans to set aside a capital expenditure budget of NT$2.6-2.8 billion (US$83.9-90.3 million) for 2017, aiming to further...

Samsung unveils a new line of smart appliances at Samsung SEAO Forum 2017

Feb 18, 15:41

Samsung Electronics has unveiled a new line of consumer electronic products at the ongoing Samsung SEAO Forum 2017 in Singapore.

Samsung FlexWash washer/dryer

Smart City Summit and Expo 2017 to open on February 21 in Taiwan

Feb 16, 15:41

The Smart City Summit and Expo 2017 will be hosted from February 21-24 at the Nangang Exhibition Hall in Taipei, Taiwan. The show will host about 200 exhibitors and feature special...

Taiwan market: Fuji Xerox eyes 30% printer market share in 2017

Feb 16, 15:37

Printer vendor Fuji Xerox Taiwan has been expanding aggressively in Taiwan's enterprise market and is looking to increase its share in the local printer market to 30% in 2017 to narrow...

Wang Peihsiang, Fuji Xerox Taiwan general manager

NVM IP provider eMemory obtains orders from major fingerprint sensor suppliers

Feb 16, 15:28

Demand for fingerprint-recognition ICs, power management chips and touch with display driver IC (TDDI) solutions is set to be brisk in 2017, according to Charles Hsu, chairman for...

eMemory chairman

SiP module supplier ShunSin to roll out more fingerprint sensor, telematics modules in 2017

Newswatch - Feb 16, 14:17

ShunSin Technology, a subsidiary of Foxconn Electronics specializing in assembly and test of system-in-package (SiP) modules, plans to focus more on fingerprint sensor and telematics...

FET sees revenues to stay flat in 2017

Feb 16, 11:57

Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET) expects its revenues to reach NT$94.359 billion (US$3.069 billion) in 2017, which will be almost flat as compared to NT$94.344 billion recorded...

Digitimes Research: LED, optoelectronics focus on automotive applications at Lighting Japan 2017

Feb 15, 23:00

Exhibitors focused LED and optoelectronics devices at Lighting Japan 2017 in Tokyo during January 18-20 on automotive applications, according to Digitimes Research.

NOR flash prices to rise through end-2017, says Macronix president

Feb 15, 21:51

NOR flash memory prices are set to grow 5-10% in the first quarter of 2017, and will likely rise through the end of the year, according to Macronix International president CY Lu.

Macronix to expand 12-inch fab capacity, says president

Apple expected to use glass chassis for next-generation 5.8-inch iPhone; aluminum-alloy chassis for 4.7-inch

Feb 14, 13:47

Apple is expected to release three next-generation iPhones for 2017, a 4.7-inch, 5.5-inch and 5.8-inch model. The 5.8-inch model is expected to be a high-end product adopting a chassis...

Taiwan market: Oppo aims to sell 800,000-1,000,000 smartphones in 2017

Feb 14, 13:37

China-based vendor Oppo aims to ramp up shipments of its smartphones in the Taiwan market to 800,000-1,000,000 units in 2017, up from 400,000 units shipped a year earlier, according...

Oppo Taiwan president Heaven Ho

Oppo expanding production capacity in China, India to ramp up shipments in 2017

Feb 14, 12:26

China-based smartphone vendor Oppo has continued expanding its production capacity in China and plans to build up production lines in India in line with its plan to further ramp up...

Robust fingerprint sensor demand continues to fill 8-inch fab capacity in 2017

Feb 14, 10:54

IC foundries will continue to see a pull-in of orders for fingerprint-recognition sensor chips to fill their 8-inch fab capacity in 2017, according to industry sources. Meanwhile,...

Quanta continues to be largest notebook ODM for HP in 2017

Feb 13, 11:44

HP has decided on the distribution of orders among its four main Taiwan-based ODMs for notebook to be launched in 2017, with Quanta Computer maintaining the status as the largest...

Acer focuses 2017 PC marketing on slim notebooks, gaming notebooks, says Taiwan president

Feb 13, 11:32

Acer will focus PC marketing in 2017 on two market-niche product lines, slim notebooks and gaming notebooks, and will launch new models beginning the first quarter, according to the...

Acer Taiwan operations president Dave Lin

Digitimes Research: All-in-one PC shipments to increase in 2017

Feb 10, 15:38

Because of weak demand for all-in-one PCs, worldwide all-in-one ((AIO) PC shipments fell 4.8% on year to total only 12.11 million units in 2016, the third consecutive year of on-year...

MediaTek, Egistec gearing up for upcoming rollouts of new Samsung smartphones

Feb 10, 14:29

Taiwan-based MediaTek and Egis Technology (Egistec) have both cut into the supply chain for Samsung Electronics' Galaxy smartphones, and are expected to see the orders bring in new...

New iPhone to enter production early, say sources

Feb 10, 14:24

Makers in the iPhone supply chain will start delivering parts and components for production of the next-generation iPhone series later in the first quarter of 2017, earlier than the...

HMD, TCL to unveil new Nokia and BlackBerry smartphonnes at MWC 2017

Newswatch - Feb 10, 12:11

HMD Global and TCL are expected to unveil new Nokia and BlackBerry smartphones, respectively, at the upcoming Mobile World Congress (MWC) to be held at the end of February in Barcelona,...

AMOLED production equipment purchases to reach record high in 2017, IHS says

Feb 9, 23:10

The flat-panel display (FPD) industry is in the midst of a historic wave of building new factories to manufacture AMOLED displays. This will drive US$9.5 billion worth of AMOLED-specific...

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    At NRF 2017, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich demonstrated Simbe Robotics' Tally, a robotic autonomous shelf auditing and analytics solution for retail. Tally works in concert with retail...

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