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Mono-Si more competitive in PERC in 2018

1h 45min ago

While PERC (passivated emitter and rear cell) technology can hike conversion efficiency of both mono-Si and poly-Si solar cells, PERCs are expected to see more adoptions in 2018 in...

Certification service provider IST set for strong sales in 2018

Dec 12, 15:45

Certification service firm Integrated Service Technology (IST) is braced for strong sales in 2018, buoyed by the commencement of two new factories and emerging multiple applications...

IC designers to embrace lucrative smart speaker market in 2018

Dec 12, 15:01

With global brand vendors aggressively venturing into the smart speaker market, the worldwide demand for smart speakers is likely to rise sharply to 30-50 million units in 2018, and...

Taiwan IC materials suppliers expect better revenue records in 2018

Dec 12, 14:21

Taiwan's major semiconductor materials distributors such as Topco Scientific and Wah Lee Industrial have reported revenue increases in the first 11 months of 2017 and expect better...

Apple Watch 3 shipment growth to benefit Taiwan IC packagers in 2018

Dec 11, 15:25

Shipments of Apple Watch 3 are expected to surge 20% on year to reach 23-25 million units in the coming year, which will greatly benefit Taiwan players in the supply, particularly...

Edison Opto expects strong growth in LED automotive lighting shipments in 2018

Dec 11, 10:49

LED packaging service provider Edison Opto began shipping LED automotive taillights and indoor lights on an OEM basis in October 2017 and expects such shipments to significantly increase...

China market: HTC Vive Focus aims for Janaury-2018 release

Dec 8, 16:24

HTC on December 7 hosted a Vive experiencing event in Beijing and also announced that it will begin to accept pre-orders for its standalone head-mounted display (HMD) Vive Focus,...

HTC expects the Vive Focus to become besting selling standalone VR HMD in China

TSMC Nanjing fab to start volume production in May 2018

Dec 8, 15:06

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) will see its 12-inch wafer fab in Nanjing, China start volume production in May 2018, more than one quarter ahead of its original...

Component demand for iPhone X weakening, say sources

Dec 8, 14:46

Despite having enjoyed a surge in orders for the iPhone X in September and October, sources from the upstream component supply chain saw their shipments for iPhone devices weaken...

iPhone X component suppliers suffering from weakening shipments

NAND flash shortfall to see improvement in 1Q18

Dec 8, 13:55

The tight supply of NAND flash memory is expected to ease in the first quarter of 2018 as the yield rates at major 3D NAND flash suppliers continue improving, which will significantly...

Jih Lin sees order visibility till January 2018

Dec 7, 15:10

Lead frame maker Jih Lin Technology has obtained orders with shipments scheduled through January 2018, and plans to hike quotes by 15-20% for all product lines in two months due to...

Jih Lin chairman Tsai Shang-yuan

India tablet market sees 46% sequential growth in 3Q17, says IDC

Dec 6, 14:38

According to IDC, 1.1 million tablets were shipped in India in the third quarter f 2017 with a healthy 46% growth from the previous quarter and a marginal 3% growth from the same...

Smartphone chips suppliers to see gross margins rebound in 2018

Dec 6, 13:26

Smartphone chip solution providers including MediaTek, Spreadtrum Communications and Qualcomm are expected to see their gross margins rebound in 2018, as smartphone vendors are incorporating...

Backend IC service provider Sigurd sees bright prospect in 2018

Dec 5, 14:36

Taiwan-based IC packaging and testing house Sigurd Microelectronics is expected to enjoy strong revenue performance in 2018 due to more orders from Amazon for its smart speaker chips,...

Phison poised to embrace 96-layer 3D NAND tech by end of 2018

Dec 5, 14:27

With the global NAND flash industry successfully transitioning to the 64/72-layer 3D specification era in 2017, Taiwan-based Phison Electronics is prepared to advance further to the...

Computex orgainzers promote 2018 event in Vietnam, Thailand

Dec 5, 14:10

Organizers of Computex were in Vietnam and Thailand recently promoting the 2018 edition of the Taipei event, which will have a strong focus on artificial intelligence and Internet...

Panel makers ramping up production of all-screen displays

Dec 5, 11:55

Flat panel makers including Innolux, AU Optronics (AUO) and BOE Technology are ramping up their production of profiled all-screen displays in response to rising demand from the smartphone...

Penetration rate of all-screen smartphones to increase significantly in 2018

Mini LEDs to be used in backlighting in 2018

Dec 5, 11:32

Mini LED chips sized 100-200 micrometers size are set to be used in LCD TV, monitor, and smartphone panel backlighting, and fine-pixel pitch displays in 2018, according to industry...

Taiwan players in 3D sensor supply chain to see lucrative market in 2018

Dec 4, 15:04

With Android-based smartphones vendors expected to incorporate 3D sensors into their smartphone models following Apple's adoption of TrueDepth facial recognition system of iPhone...

iPhone X with 3D sensor facial recognition system

RoyalTek eyes profitable operations in 2018

Dec 1, 15:34

GPS navigation module maker RoyalTek may see difficulties to achieve profitable operations in 2017 due to shrinking market and its client base, but increasing car-electronic product...

RoyalTek expects to see improving performance in 2018

Apple plans new inexpensive 9.7-inch iPad for 2018, says sources

Dec 1, 13:23

Apple is considering a new inexpensive 9.7-inch iPad priced at around US$259 for 2018, according to sources from related upstream suppliers, which added that the device should be...

Apple 9.7-inch iPad for 2017

Taiwan IC design houses may see more consolidation in 2018

Nov 30, 16:20

Taiwan-based established IC design houses are likely to become acquisition targets due to increasing competition and ongoing consolidation within the industry, according to industry...

Toshiba Memory unveils 2TB NVMe SSD

Nov 30, 12:28

Toshiba Memory has enhanced its line-up of client SSDs with the launch of premium models in its XG5-P series. The new NVM Express (NVMe) client SSDs improve on the performance of...

Toshiba Memory NVMe client SSD premium model XG5-P series

Penetration rate of OLED smartphone panels to reach over 30% in 2018

Nov 30, 12:06

The penetration rate of OLED panels in the smartphone display market is expected to reach over 30% in 2018 due to increasing adoption by smartphone vendors, according to industry...

Supply constraints and screen burn-in issue are limiting the penetration of OLED smartphone panels

On-Bright denies speculation about China listing

Nov 30, 11:44

Power management IC design specialist On-Bright Electronics has denied recent speculation that it was planning to shift listing from Taiwan's over-the-counter bourse to China's stock...

Power components supply to remain tight in 1H18

Nov 29, 16:16

The supply of power components is expected to remain tight throughout the first half of 2018 as the proliferation of automobile electronics products and IoT devices will keep demand...

Chassis maker In Win looks to turn profitable in 2018

Nov 29, 14:30

Computer chassis maker In Win Development is expected to swing back to profitability in 2018 as the company has shifted its production focus to power supply products, IPCs, servers...

Taiwan market: Xiaomi to accelerate business operation

Nov 28, 14:54

Xiaomi Technology will further enhance its presence in the Taiwan market in 2018 by expanding the number its retail shops and introducing more smart household appliances into the...

ASE, SPIL to set up joint holding company in May 2018

Nov 27, 16:21

Taiwan IC packaging and testing specialists ASE and Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL) will convene provisional shareholders meetings in February 2018 and set up a joint holding...

ChipMOS Shanghai to grab backend orders for China homegrown 3D NAND chips

Nov 24, 12:33

ChipMOS Technologies (Shanghai), of which Tsinghua Unigroup is a major stakeholder, is expected to secure backend orders for 3D NAND flash chips developed by Yangtze River Storage...

AUO to adopt mini LED backlighting in 2018, but micro LED development continues, says chairman

Nov 24, 12:18

TFT-LCD panel maker AU Optronics (AUO) will adopt mini LED chips for backlighting in 2018, but the move will not affect its development of micro LED applications, which will take...

AUO chairman and CEO Paul Peng

BOE 10.5G line to heat up competition in large-size panel sector

Nov 24, 11:36

Global competition in the large-sized flat panel sector is entering a new phase as China's BOE Technology has announced plans to advance the official operation of its first, as well...

AUO and fellow Taiwan-based panel makers are stepping up efforts for niche market segments

China Big Fund planning second round of support for local IC sector

Nov 24, 11:24

China's National Integrated Circuit Industry Investment Fund (known as the Big Fund) has raised an estimated CNY150-200 billion (US$22.8-30.4 billion) which will be spent for the...

IT spending in India to reach US$87.1 billion in 2018, says Gartner

Nov 23, 16:05

India IT spending is projected to total US$87.1 billion in 2018, an increase of 9.2% from 2017 estimated spending of US$79.7 billion, according to Gartner.

China firm starts equipment move-in at DRAM fab, says report

Nov 23, 13:44

China-based Fujian Jin Hua Integrated Circuit, which broke ground for a new DRAM fab in July 2017, has started equipment move-in for the facility, according to a report from Taiwan's...

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  • Samsung+8GB+HBM2

    Samsung 8GB HBM2

    Samsung Electronics has increased the production volume of its 8GB high bandwidth memory-2 (HBM2) to meet growing market needs across a wide range of applications including AI, high-performance...

    Photo: Company, Jul 24.

  • Winbond+NOR+flash+for+IoT

    Winbond NOR flash for IoT

    Winbond Electronics has announced an expansion of its flash product portfolio with the introduction of its lowest-voltage SpiFlash memories to date. At 1.2 and 1.5V, and in 8-pin...

    Photo: Company, Jun 29.

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