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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,, 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.

Commentary: Apple Watch pioneering user interface will make around 10% of users Think Different

Sep 10, 15:22

The long rumored Apple Watch (previously widely reported on as the iWatch) has been announced, but while the company believes it has created a pioneering user interface for the emerging...

Apple Watch

Commentary: Time is running out for console makers to clean up GamerGate

Sep 9, 10:45

A battle, which has been given the title #GamerGate on social media, between gamers and the gaming press has been ongoing for three weeks and is showing only minimal signs of losing...

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Commentary: Ultra HD still dominating in high-end TV segment

Aug 27, 15:51

As TV vendors are looking to capture increased market shares in the TV market including the high-end segment, Ultra HD has become the mainstream choice for both TV vendors and panel...

Commentary: Entry-level and mid-range devices to further dominate in 2H14

Aug 18, 15:34

Going into the second half of 2014, vendors will continue to focus on mobile devices, most notably smartphones and tablets but instead will aim at expanding their entry-level and...

Commentary: Microsoft moves to eliminate Nokia

Jul 28, 09:57

In addition to initiating a massive lay-off, Microsoft also plans to discontinue Nokia's Asha-, Series 40- and X-series handset products as well as to rename the Lumia-series - moves...

Commentary: TSMC should support MediaTek to counter Samsung-Qualcomm alliance

Jul 21, 10:18

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) should support MediaTek with its technology and production capacity to counter the alliance between Samsung Electronics and Qualcomm...

Commentary: Panel makers need to be more active in developing products

Jul 4, 14:34

Panel makers need to take a more active role in developing technology and products that applications can be based around and not the other way around. Sharp's Free Form Display is...

Commentary: Why Foxconn wants to secure a stake in Sharp

Jun 25, 15:00

Recently, Foxconn Electronics chairman Terry Gou expressed his distress over an agreement that would give the company roughly a 10% stake in Japan-based panel maker Sharp. The agreement,...

Commentary: Where do Taiwan makers fall as China makers aggressively develop new panel technologies?

Jun 4, 20:31

As China makers continue to develop and invest in new technologies as well as expand production capacity, many market observers are concerned about the future of Taiwan makers as...

Commentary: Innovations needed to keep panel industry moving forward

Apr 23, 15:47

Creating new demand through innovations and unique solutions will be crucial to the panel industry in upcoming years as the primary panel markets, including handsets, notebooks and...

Commentary: AUO may retake spot as number three panel maker globally in 2014

Apr 18, 15:27

AU Optronics (AUO) is expected to reach NT$400 billion (US$13.25 billion) in revenues during 2014 while Innolux is expected to reach NT$380 billion, according to market observers.

Commentary: Taiwan handset vendors, ODMs advised to optimize rising supply chain in China

Apr 2, 16:36

Taiwan-based handset vendors and ODMs are advised to optimize the advantages of the handset supply chain in China to sharpen their competiveness and to avoid of being marginalized...

Commentary: Is it likely for Qualcomm to produce 28nm chips at SMIC?

Mar 13, 15:56

Recent reports from China have cited Qualcomm president Derek Aberle as disclosing that it plans to produce 28nm chips at China-based Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation...

Commentary: Is COS a genuine home-grown platform or a copycat?

Feb 6, 11:10

China has unveiled a home-grown operating system, the China Operating System (COS), for use in smartphones, tablets, set-top boxes (STBs) and other types of smart devices, claiming...

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  • SSD contract prices to fall 10-11% in 4Q15, says DRAMeXchange

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  • HMI 2015 EPS likely to fall 20%, says report

    Before Going to Press | 4h 33min ago

  • TSMC raises holdings in Xintec

    Before Going to Press | 4h 33min ago

  • Tsinghua Unigroup seeking investment in SK Hynix, says report

    Before Going to Press | 4h 34min ago

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  • Digitimes Research: Korea makers to mass produce transparent OLED displays in 2016

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