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  • Last update: Friday 20 January 2017 [289 news items]

Digitimes Research: ASEAN 3G/4G mobile broadband penetration to rise to 60% in 2017

Jan 20, 15:24

3G/4G mobile broadband Internet-access subscribers accounted for 46% of all mobile communication subscribers in the ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) market in 2015 and...

Global VR production value to take off in 2017, says TCA chairman

Jan 20, 11:55

The global production value of the VR (virtual reality) industry, including VR devices and applications, will stage a major take-off in 2017, according to TH Tung, chairman of the...

Prices for 12-inch silicon wafers set to continue growth

Jan 20, 10:45

Prices for 12-inch blank silicon wafers are set to continue rising, driven by robust demand from foundries and memory chipmakers, according to industry sources.

Cable TV in Taiwan to be fully digitized at end of 2017, says NCC

Jan 19, 21:46

96% of cable TV networks in Taiwan have been digitized and the remaining 4% is expected to be completed at the end of 2017, according to the National Communications Commission (NCC...

TPV eyes 88 million display device shipments in 2017, says paper

Newswatch - Jan 19, 15:30

LCD TV and monitor maker TPV Technology is planning to ship a total of 88 million devices in 2017, up nearly 14 million units from the volume in 2016 and the growth is expected to...

MediaTek to post 15-20% revenue decrease in 1Q17

Jan 19, 14:22

Seasonality will drag down MediaTek's revenues in the first quarter of 2017, which are forecast to drop 15-20% sequentially, according to market observers.

Apple reportedly planning 3 new tablets for 2017

Jan 19, 11:56

Apple reportedly is planning three new tablets for 2017, a 9.7-inch iPad with a friendly price range, a 10.5-inch iPad, and an upgraded 12.9-inch iPad Pro. The products are still...

Xiaomi to launch notebook with magnesium-lithium chassis in 2017

Jan 19, 11:53

Xiaomi Technology will launch a notebook featuring a chassis made of magnesium-lithium alloy in 2017. The chassis will be exclusively produced by a China-based joint-venture established...

Taiwan IC design houses pushing into automotive aftermarket

Jan 18, 16:00

Taiwan-based IC design houses including Generalplus, Himax Technologies, Macroblock, MediaTek, Novatek Microelectronics, Nuvoton Technology, Pixart Imaging, Sunplus Technology and...

Samsung, LG adopt thermal pipes for smartphones to be launched in 2017

Jan 18, 15:33

Samsung Electronics has adopted thermal-pipe heat dissipation solutions for its Galaxy S8 which will launch in March 2017, with thermal pipes to be produced by Taiwan-based Auras...

IC distributor Sunnic to enjoy record 2017 revenues

Jan 18, 14:45

IC distributor Sunnic Technology & Merchandise is expected to enjoy record revenues in 2017, buoyed by robust CMOS image sensor demand, according to a recent Chinese-language...

Chassis maker Nishoku to see revenues grow 5-10% in 2017

Newswatch - Jan 18, 12:12

Plastic chassis maker Nishoku Technology is expected to see its revenues grow 5-10% on year in 2017 with an EPS of over NT$7.50, according to a Chinese-language Commercial Times...

Taiwan market: Largan Medical aims to double sales in 2017

Jan 18, 12:01

Largan Medical's own-brand contact lenses are now available at 1,398 retail stores around Taiwan and it aims to expand the network to 2,000 stores in 2017 and double its sales volume...

Semi equipment maker Gudeng looks to a 15% revenue growth in 2017

Newswatch - Jan 18, 10:48

Mask solution and wafer handling equipment supplier Gudeng Precision Industrial expects its revenues to reach NT$2.475 billion (US$78.35 million) in 2017, an increase of 15% from...

Intel unveils Responsive Retail Platform and plans for US$100 million investment at NRF 2017

Jan 17, 16:27

At NRF 2017, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich delivered a keynote to retailers, highlighting the important role of data and smart and connected solutions in transforming the retail industry,...

Simbe Robotics Tally solution

MacBook shipments to reach 15 million units in 2017, says paper

Newswatch - Jan 17, 15:32

Apple's MacBook shipments are expected to grow 10% on year to reach 15 million units in 2017 due to new MacBook Pro products. Related supply chain players including Quanta Computer,...

NAND flash supply to remain tight throughout 2017, says Phison chairman

Jan 17, 11:10

Global supply of NAND flash memory will be tight throughout 2017, according to Khein Seng Pua, chairman of Taiwan-based Phison Electronics, which makes controllers for NAND flash...

Macroblock 2017 revenues to rise at least 10%

Jan 17, 11:02

LED driver IC supplier Macroblock is expected to enjoy at least 10% revenue growth in 2017 with higher profits, thanks to robust demand for small pitch LED display products, as well...

Growth in cloud IT infrastructure spending will accelerate in 2017, says IDC

Jan 16, 15:57

According to a new forecast from the IDC Worldwide Quarterly Cloud IT Infrastructure Tracker, total spending on IT infrastructure products (server, enterprise storage, and Ethernet...

Smartphone vendors likely to brace for component shortages in 2017

Jan 16, 11:38

The risk for the global handset industry to brace for a shortage in supplies of some key components, including displays, memory products and optical sensing devices, in 2017 is rising...

DFI expects casino, financial, automation products to drive growth in 2017 revenue

Jan 16, 11:33

Motherboard and computing device maker DFI expects products used in casino machines, financial services and industrial automation to be the main sources of growth in 2017 revenues,...

Compal aims to ramp up device shipments by 10% in 2017

Newswatch - Jan 16, 10:53

Compal Electronics aims to ramp up shipments of its device products by 10% to 87 million units in 2017, according to company president Ray Chen. Shipments of device products, including...

Worldwide IT spending forecast to grow 2.7% in 2017, says Gartner

Jan 13, 15:42

Worldwide IT spending is projected to total US$3.5 trillion in 2017, a 2.7% increase from 2016, according to Gartner. However, this growth rate is down from earlier projections of...

Xiaomi aims to generate revenues of CNY100 billion in 2017, says CEO

Jan 13, 12:20

Xiaomi Technology aims to garner revenues of CNY100 billion (US$14.5 billion) in 2017 by focusing on five core segments: developing innovative technologies, enhancing retail networks,...

BYD wins price negotiation priority for 2017 Asustek notebooks

Jan 13, 11:31

Asustek Computer for the first time adopted online bidding for requests for quotations (RFQ) for notebooks to be launched in 2017, and China-based OEM BYD has won the first right...

TSMC expects up to 10% revenue drop in 1Q17, cautious about 2Q

Jan 13, 10:46

Pure-play foundry Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has forecast revenues will fall up to 10% sequentially in the first quarter of 2017, and expressed caution over...

TSMC chairman Morris Chang

Everlight Electronics aims at 2-digit growth in 2017 revenues

Jan 13, 10:35

LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics, despite on-year growth of 1.57% in 2016 consolidated revenues of NT$29.272 billion (US$919 million), aims at double-digit growth...

Microsoft lowers 2017 Windows 10 licensing rates for low-cost notebooks

Jan 12, 21:09

Microsoft has settled with notebook vendors on Windows 10 licensing rates for models to be launched in 2017, with costs for under 14.1-inch low-cost models lowered from 2016, according...

Lite-On Technology expects higher growth in profitability in 2017

Jan 12, 15:25

EMS provider Lite-On Technology expects below 10% growth in 2017 consolidated revenue and higher growth in the corresponding net profit, according to the company.

Taiwan market: Sales of mid-range smartphones to increase in 2017, says Samsung Taiwan executive

Jan 12, 14:15

The ratio of mid-range smartphones priced at NT$10,000-15,000 (US$313-470) to total smartphone sold in the Taiwan market is expected to grow to 15-16% in 2017, up from 11% at the...

Randy Lee, deputy general manager for mobile communications, Samsung Taiwan

MSI pushing new gaming products in 2017, says paper

Newswatch - Jan 12, 11:30

Micro-Star International (MSI) has released a total of 25 new VR-supported gaming motherboards targeting the mid-range to high-end sector and 21 new VR-ready mid-range to high-end...

GLT expects 2017 LGP shipments to grow 30% on year

Jan 12, 10:58

Light guide plate (LGP) maker Global Lighting Technologies (GLT), in view of significant growth in LGPs used in LCD TVs and mobile devices, expects LGP shipments in 2017 to increase...

Sony micro LED displays close to commercialization

Jan 11, 15:45

Sony showcased CLEDIS (crystal LED integrated structure) large-size displays at CES 2017 in Las Vegas during January 5-8, signaling that commercial application of micro LED will soon...

CES 2017: Gigabyte pushes Aorus gaming product lines

Jan 11, 11:25

Gigabyte Technology unveiled new product lines under its Aorus gaming brand including motherboards and graphics cards at CES 2017 and the new Aorus branded motherboards feature support...

Taiwan IC design houses 1Q17 revenues to fall 10-20%

Jan 10, 15:34

Seasonality will drag down revenues at Taiwan-based IC design houses in the first quarter of 2017, which are expected to register sequential decreases of 10-20%, according to industry...

Taiwan fabless IC firms diversifying product lines
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