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Commentary: AUO management transition and what it means for the company

May 14, 14:40

AU Optronics' (AUO) financial performance has recovered over the last two years driven by new strategies set by president Paul Peng. As a result, AUO has assigned Peng to take over...

Commentary: TSMC to continue to lead in 28nm process segment

May 11, 16:05

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) will continue to lead in the 28nm process segment despite mounting competition from Samsung Electronics, Globalfoundries, United...

Commentary: Acer, Asustek dive into smartphones, wearable devices may not bear fruit

May 8, 13:52

Acer and Asustek Computer have both stepped up efforts to promote sales of smartphones and wearable devices such as smartwatches and bracelets as a means to boost revenues for 2015...

Commentary: Huali Microelectronics sets new milestone for entering memory chip segment

May 7, 14:43

Shanghai Huali Microelectronics (HLMC), a 12-inch wafer foundry under the China-based Shanghai Huahong Group, has reached a milestone by snapping up foundry orders from Taiwan-based...

Commentary: Nokia set to become a telecom equipment player

Apr 28, 14:05

Nokia's recent moves, including its announcement to buy France-based Alcatel-Lucent for EUR15.6 billion (US$16.6 billion) and to review an option for a potential divestment for its...

Commentary: HTC reveals confusing product positioning strategy

Apr 17, 13:51

HTC has launched three models of its HTC One family, the M9, M9+ and E9+, in less than two months, a speed which seems to be too fast to enable consumers to understand its product...

Commentary: TSMC to lag UMC, Powerchip to build 12-inch fab in China

Apr 16, 14:22

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) may not only lag behind rival United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) but also Powerchip Technology in the race to build 12-inch...

Commentary: Samsung adoption of Microsoft apps could be ill-fated

Apr 13, 22:16

Samsung Electronics has announced that its mobile devices including smartphones and tablets will come with built-in Microsoft apps, a move which appears aimed at stemming its falling...

Commentary: ECS announces controversial high dividend plans

Apr 8, 15:28

Motherboard maker Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) caught the headlines recently due plans to distribute a cash dividend much higher than what it earned in 2014.

Commentary: China moves step forward to developing DRAM technology with ISSI buyout

Apr 1, 14:36

China imports up to US$200 billion worth of chips a year, an amount which is higher than comparable figures for imports of crude oil and raw materials. Since memory chips account...

Commentary: Automated production lines a priority for ODMs

Mar 27, 14:26

Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) has signed contracts with Korea-based SK C&C to establish a joint venture and apply SK C&C's IT services to Foxconn's automated...

Commentary: Xiaomi heading for a bumpy road

Mar 20, 11:02

In just over three years Xiaomi Technology has become one of the top-five smartphone vendors globally, and company founder and CEO Lei Jun has stated that Xiaomi will aim to become...

Commentary: Apple Watch likely to become top player in smartwatch market

Mar 10, 12:04

Apple Watch is likely to become the top player in the smartwatch market following it official debut on March 9 although it came late compared to rival vendors including Samsung Electronics,...

Commentary: Galaxy S6 to bring significant impact on supply chains

Mar 4, 12:07

The launch of the Galaxy S6 may help Samsung Electronics revive its flagging smartphone business thanks to improvements in terms of product design and functionality. And yet, the...

Commentary: 14nm FinFET process, Galaxy S6 crucial to Samsung semiconductor business

Feb 26, 14:00

The debut of Samsung Electronics's new flagship smartphone the Galaxy S6 at the upcoming MWC 2015 will mark the world's first smartphone powered by a 14nm 3D FinFET processor and...

Commentary: TSMC, UMC may accelerate investment in China after Qualcomm antitrust ruling

Feb 11, 14:55

Foundry houses Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) and United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) will feel increasing pressure to accelerate their deployments in China...

Commentary: Price cut competition looming for fingerprint sensor market

Jan 23, 11:05

The increasing number of suppliers of fingerprint identification sensors heralds keen competition in the sector's short-term future. Furthermore, the offering of integrated IC parts...

Commentary: Foxconn achieves success in one-stop service

Jan 15, 14:30

The Foxconn Group's one-stop service integrating design, manufacturing and sales has achieved initial success in the release of Nokia N1 in China recently, where the initial shipments...

Commentary: LTPS panel suppliers set for fierce competition as smamrtphone momentum ebbs

Dec 31, 14:56

Flat panel makers are ramping up their production capacity for LTPS (low temperature poly-silicon) displays for mid-range and high-end smartphones at a time when the growth momentum...

Commentary: Competition in cloud server market heating up

Dec 26, 15:55

Since server products have longer product life cycles than PCs and smartphones, global server shipments have been hovering around 10 million units a year for some time. However, the...

Commentary: Internet service providers still vying for smartphone market

Dec 15, 11:31

Despite the lackluster performance of initial sales of their own brand smartphones, Internet service providers including Facebook, Amazon, Alibaba and Baidu, have not yet given up...

Commentary: Signing of FTA between China and Korea offers a choice for Taiwan

Dec 5, 14:10

The signing of a free trade agreement (FTA) between China and Korea is expected to result in a structural change in trade patterns between the two counties. The FTA and its consequences...

Commentary: MediaTek offers food for thought about investing in China

Nov 27, 15:03

The announcement by MediaTek that it will invest in a private equity fund led by SummitView Capital and the Shanghai city government indicates that the Taiwan-based smartphone solution...

Commentary: Android smartphone vendors set to meet more challenges

Nov 25, 15:26

Sluggish demand for Android-based smartphones is taking its toll on vendors including Samsung Electronics, HTC and Sony Mobile Communications as evidenced by third-quarter reports...

Commentary: Xiaomi facing challenge to sustain growth

Nov 21, 12:41

China-based Xiaomi Technology, a smartphone startup of a little over four years, has risen as a technology company with a full range of product lines that has expanded vertically...

Commentary: Who will win in race for Apple A9 chip orders?

Nov 20, 11:21

There have been many speculations circulating about Apple's A9 processors, which are to be used in next-generation iPhone and iPad devices in 2015.

Commentary: Taiwan lags behind in development of high-power semiconductors

Nov 19, 11:42

Electric car, solar energy and smart grid manufacturing sectors have become the main focuses of industrial development for many countries recently, and the development of these sectors,...

Commentary: Foxconn strives to rekindle its e-commerce business

Nov 17, 11:15

Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) has tried again to build up its e-commerce business by removing its flagship online store, flnet.com, from its host web in China,...

Commentary: Are large-size smartphones really at odds with tablets?

Nov 13, 11:08

Many market watchers now believe that demand for tablets is set to decline, affected by reasons including a high penetration rate after three years of rapid growth, rising popularity...

Commentary: Is it possible for Nokia to re-enter the mobile device market?

Nov 10, 11:47

Nokia, as hinted by its CFO Timo Ihamuotila at the company's latest conference call, is mulling the possibility of making a re-entry into the mobile device market, most likely in...

Commentary: Calculating the cost of GamerGate, many losers, 2 potential big winners

Oct 30, 15:53

Concerns raised in a previous report that allowing the schism between the gaming press and their core audience to fester could lead to real economic impacts for the gaming industry...

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Commentary: China ODM services increasing as local vendors aim to cut costs and expand handset lineups

Oct 20, 16:21

Low-priced, high-specification handsets are continuing to be focus for handset vendors in China, with Xiaomi, Coolpad and Huawei Device expected to push segment in 2015 in order to...

Commentary: Taiwan electronics industry experiencing outflux of talent to China

Sep 26, 12:14

Taiwan's electronics industry is experiencing an outflux of talent to China while upper management is beginning to retire, leaving many industry analysts worried about the stability...

Commentary: Few Taiwan-made IC parts in iPhone 6

Sep 25, 10:55

A recent teardown of the iPhone 6 showed that Apple still prefers to use IC parts offered by leading international players, excluding most Taiwan-based IC design houses for the supply...

Commentary: Korea vendors still hold hopes for OLED TVs but will it really become mainstream technology?

Sep 18, 15:18

Korea-based vendors still have hopes for OLED TVs despite limited sales in recent years, according to Hyun Hwoi Ha, executive VP at LG Electronics.

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