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Apple Watch shipments expected to reach 15 million in 2017

Aug 18, 10:29

With Apple ready to launch its third-generation Apple Watch, Apple's overall smartwatch shipments are expected to rise to 4.5 million units in the fourth quarter and hit 15 million...

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Apple Watch 3 launch likely at year-end 2017, says report

Aug 17, 13:56

Apple is likely to launch its Apple Watch Series 3 devices by the end of 2017. The new Apple Watch will come in 38mm and 42mm sizes with Wi-Fi or Wi-Fi+LTE connectivity, according...

HiSilicon among top-5 customers of TSMC

Aug 16, 12:09

With volume production for its Kirin 970-series chips kicking off, HiSilicon Technologies has become one of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company's (TSMC) top-5 customers, according...

TSMC enters volume production for HiSilicon Kirin 970 processor

Pegatron to rebound after hitting bottom in 2Q17

Aug 15, 15:16

Pegatron Technology has announced net profits of NT$3.44 billion (US$115.93 million) for the second quarter, down 11.5% sequentially and 13.8% on year, while EPS were only NT$1.34,...

Quanta reports growth for 2Q17, expects better 2H17

Aug 14, 16:05

Quanta Computer has announced its second-quarter 2017 revenues at NT$235.37 billion (US$7.93 billion), growing 3.3% sequentially and 13.3% on year thanks to increasing orders for...

Quanta expects strong 2H17 performance

TSMC 12nm FinFET process ready for volume production in 4Q17, says report

Aug 14, 15:57

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) will enter volume production of chips built using its 12nm FinFET process in the fourth quarter of 2017, according to a recent Chinese-language...

Apple falls to third place in 2Q17 wearable band market, says Canalys

Aug 14, 13:49

The total worldwide wearable band market grew 8% on year in the second quarter of 2017, according to Canalys. The wearable band market for second-quarter 2017 was led by Xiaomi with...

Huawei likely to outpace Apple to become 2nd largest smartphone vendor in 3Q17

Aug 10, 14:58

Huawei is likely to outpace Apple to become the second largest smartphone vendor globally in the third quarter of 2017 as sales of China-based vendor's high-end P- and M-series as...

Huawei sees smartphone shipments continue expanding

Inventec sees on-year growth in July revenues

Aug 7, 21:02

Inventec has announced consolidated revenues of NT$39.48 billion (US$1.33 billion) for July, sliding 5.77% from a month ago, but rising 13.38% on year. The company's combined consolidated...

Notebook vendors adopting different approaches to counter lackluster PC sales

Aug 7, 16:25

Heavyweight notebook vendors Lenovo, HP and Apple are taking different approaches to counter lackluster PC sales in the global markets, with the former two adopting lower-pricing...

Taiwan market: Microsoft debuts Surface Laptop

Aug 7, 13:55

Microsoft has released its Surface Laptop as a new member of Microsoft Surface series of touchscreen Windows PCs, in a bid to rival Apple MacBook in the Taiwan market.

Microsoft Surface Laptop to be available in Taiwan on August 8

Xiaomi soars as global smartphone shipments hit 360 million in 2Q17, says firm

Aug 4, 15:02

China-based vendor Xiaomi Technology saw its smartphone shipments soar 58% on year to 23.2 million units for a 6% global share in the second quarter of 2017 when global shipments...

Global smartphone shipments expand 4% on year in 2Q17, says Canalys

Aug 4, 14:04

Global smartphone shipments totaled 340 million units in the second quarter of 2017, increasing 4% from a year earlier, according to Canalys.

Apple reports growth in revenues and profits for fiscal 3Q17

Aug 2, 12:32

Apple has disclosed financial results for its fiscal 2017 third quarter ended July 1, 2017, posting quarterly revenues of US$45.4 billion and quarterly earnings per diluted share...

Huawei to launch Mate 10 to take on new iPhone

Jul 31, 13:07

Huawei reportedly plans to launch its new flagship smartphone, the Mate 10, in the coming fall, timing which is selected to match the planned release of the next-generation iPhone...

TSMC to enter mass production for new 10nm HiSilicon chips in September, says report

Jul 28, 09:52

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has reportedly begun mass production of 10nm chips in the third quarter by fulfilling orders for Apple's A11 chips, as well as HiSilicon's...

Smartphone shipments in China fall in 2Q17, says Canalys

Jul 27, 20:10

After six consecutive quarters of growth, smartphone shipments in China fell 3% on year to 113 million units in the second quarter of 2017, according to Canalys.

Amazon Echo faces challenge to stay on top of smart speaker market

Jul 25, 16:05

Amazon's top-selling Echo smart speaker may see serious challenge from competitors, as it lacks support for non-English-speaking countries, according to sources from market watcher...

Quanta to see rising incomes from notebooks, servers and wearables in 2H17, says paper

Jul 25, 15:13

Quanta Computer is expected to enjoy a strong second-half 2017 thanks to rising demand for notebooks, growing server sales and the release of the next-generation Apple Watch, according...

PC shipments may be undermined by component shortages in 2H17

Jul 25, 09:12

With first-tier vendors including Samsung Electronics, Apple and LG Electronics expected to unveil new smartphones in the second half of 2017, upstream component shortages are expected...

Demand for components from the smartphone sector is expected to reduce supply to the PC sector

Apple sets up OLED panel R&D line in Taiwan, says report

Jul 24, 15:05

Apple has purchased evaporators from Korea-based Sunic System to build a 2.5G OLED panel line to develop related technology and products in Taiwan, according to a Korea-based ET...

Chip demand from non-Apple camp slows

Jul 24, 13:08

Chip suppliers engaged in Apple's supply chain started to see orders pick up in June. On the other hand, chip demand from the non-Apple camp has been slow, according to sources at...

Chip demand for data centers to boom in China

Jul 21, 15:46

With China's local governments looking to set up data centers, chip demand for data centers locally is set to surge, according to industry sources.

Four Taiwan firms file countersuit against Qualcomm

Jul 21, 11:56

Four Taiwan-based hardware production partners of Apple, namely Foxconn Electronics, Compal Electronics, Wistron and Pegatron, have jointly filed a countersuit against Qualcomm in...

Qualcomm net profits fall 40% in fiscal 3Q17 amid Apple dispute

Jul 20, 22:19

Qualcomm has announced revenues for its fiscal third quarter ended June 25, 2017 decreased 11% on year to US$5.4 billion, while net profits fell 40% from a year ago to US$900 million...

Apple to build iCloud datacenter in Guizhou

Jul 20, 16:11

Apple has signed a strategic cooperation agreement with the government of Guizhou Province to invest US$1 billion to build a datacenter to promote its iCloud service in China.

TSMC InFO packaging brings more competitiveness to its 7nm process technology

Jul 20, 11:45

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company's (TSMC) integrated fan-out (InFO) wafer-level packaging technology is about to enter its second generation, which will bring more competitiveness...

Chipbond, ChipMOS seeing robust gold bumping demand

Jul 19, 15:37

Backend houses Chipbond Technology and ChipMOS Technologies have both cut into the supply chains of US and Korea smartphone brands with their gold bumping services, and are set to...

Inventec to see revenues increase in 2H17, says paper

Jul 14, 15:47

Inventec will distribute dividends of NT$1.45 (US$0.05) in cash and is expected to see growing revenues in the second half thanks to orders for Apple's new HomePod, according to a...

Taiwan IC backend firms revenues to peak for 2017 starting August, September

Jul 12, 22:39

Taiwan-based IC backend houses, particularly those engaged in the supply chain for Apple's upcoming iPhones, are expected to see their revenues start peaking for 2017 in August or...

Catcher sees 30% on-year growth in June revenues

Jul 10, 15:51

Metal chassis maker Catcher Technology has announced revenues of NT$7.29 billion (US$243.49 million) for June, up 19.8% on month and 30% on year. Catcher's second-quarter 2017 consolidated...

Taiwan PCB firms post revenue growth in June

Jul 7, 14:24

HDI PCB manufacturer Compeq Manufacturing, and flexible PCB specialists Zhen Ding Technology and Flexium Interconnect all enjoyed revenue growth in June.

Qualcomm seeks to ban iPhone imports to US

Jul 7, 14:20

Qualcomm has announced that it is filing a complaint with the United States International Trade Commission (ITC) alleging that Apple has engaged in the unlawful importation and sale...

Commentary: Power-saving is key concept in smartphone design

Jul 7, 10:00

While new smartphone models for 2017 boast quite a few fresh features such as full screens, OLED panels, biometric systems, quick charge and wireless charge applications, these features...

New smartphone features are designed to save power consumption.

Taiwan foundries to see 8-inch fabs run at full utilization till October

Jul 6, 15:23

Taiwan-based pure-play foundries including Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), United Microelectronics (UMC) and Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) will see...

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    Apple Taipei 101 store

    Apple has opened its first retail store in Taiwan at Taipei 101. Unveiled on July 1 at Taiwan's tallest building, the store features Apple's latest store design. The Forum, centered...

    Photo: Company, Jul 4.

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    Apple iMac Pro all-in-one PC

    Apple has given a sneak peek of its upcoming iMac Pro, a new workstation-class product line designed for pro users. The iMac Pro, with its 27-inch Retina 5K display, up to 18-core...

    Photo: Company, Jun 12.

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    Apple HomePod

    Apple has announced the HomePod, a wireless speaker for the home that uses spatial awareness to sense its location in a room and automatically adjust the audio. Designed to work with...

    Photo: Company, Jun 12.

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    Apple new iMac with Intel Kaby Lake platform

    Apple has updated its iMac line with up to three times more powerful graphics, faster processors, Thunderbolt 3, storage options and brighter Retina displays, and added a Retina...

    Photo: Company, Jun 12.

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    Apple 10.5-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro tablets

    Apple has introduced a new 10.5-inch iPad Pro and a new 12.9-inch iPad Pro, featuring ProMotion technology and the new A10X Fusion chip. The new 10.5-inch model reduces the borders...

    Photo: Company, Jun 12.

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