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Commentary: SMIC gains access to 14nm process technology

Jun 29, 15:11

The recent announcement by China-based Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) to form a joint venture with Huawei, Qualcomm and Belgium-based microelectronics research institute...

Commentary: Sales of Apple Watch not optimistic

Jun 26, 15:02

Sales of Apple Watch have been lower than expected, totaling about three million units in two months since its availability in late April. Although the smart wearable device will...

Commentary: Taiwan notebook vendors, ODMs cautious about 2H15 outlook

Jun 24, 14:51

Taiwan-based notebook vendors and ODMs are guardedly optimistic about the prospects of the notebook market for the second half of 2015 and are pinning their hopes on the release of...

Commentary: The gaming notebook industry heats up

Jun 23, 12:40

Competition in the gaming notebook segment is surely to become keener in the second half of 2015 as notebook brands including Acer, Asustek Computer, Dell, Gigabyte Technology and...

Commentary: What does rising China supply chain mean for Taiwan?

Jun 18, 15:35

As the China government continues to pour money into fostering local supply chains in terms of capacity and technology, Taiwan makers are starting to feel the heat, and as a result...

Commentary: TSMC set to see more competition in 2H15

Jun 16, 20:03

TSMC chairman Morris Chang's remarks over the company and the semiconductor industry's business outlook have long served as a barometer for the capital market. But market response...

Commentary: UMC aims to trump investment restriction for producing 28nm chips in China

Jun 4, 11:13

United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) is mulling to accelerate the development of its 18nm process at its fabs in Taiwan in order to pave the way for its subsidiary in Xiamen,...

Commentary: Taiwan could lag China in developing Big Data businesses

Jun 4, 11:06

Taiwan could lag behind China in the development of Big Data related businesses as Taiwan makers are still focusing on hardware products such as servers and storage devices, while...

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,...

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    Green energy | 5h 9min ago

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    IT + CE | 5h 14min ago

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    Displays | 5h 17min ago

  • MediaTek declines to comment on merger rumors

    Bits + chips - Stockwatch | 5h 19min ago

  • Digitimes Research: China smartphone shipments see weaker-than-expected growth in 2Q15

    Before Going to Press | 4h 5min ago

  • LG to outsource glass cutting to reduce reinforced glass business costs, says report

    Before Going to Press | 4h 11min ago

  • LandMark Optoelectronics to list on OTC

    Before Going to Press | 4h 13min ago

  • Xiaomi appoints new CFO

    Before Going to Press | 4h 56min ago

  • NCC to fine Asia Pacific Telecom for lagging behind 4G infrastructure construction

    Before Going to Press | 5h 18min ago

  • Digitimes Research: Japan home entertainment market sees Sharp rise with new 4K solutions

    Before Going to Press | 5h 30min ago

  • Supply chain players gear up for new Nintendo new console

    Before Going to Press | 5h 33min ago

  • China makers lower prices for large-size solar-grade monocrystalline wafers

    Before Going to Press | 5h 34min ago

  • China market: Meizu to launch flagship smartphone MX5, says report

    Before Going to Press | 5h 40min ago

  • LCD monitor shipments drop in 2Q15, says WitsView

    Before Going to Press | 5h 41min ago

  • Xiaomi sells smartphones in Brazil market

    Before Going to Press | 5h 42min ago

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