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Commentary: 7-inch tablet demand to dwindle

Aug 21, 10:26

Smartphones and tablets originally formed two separate markets, but now it seems they may be competing against each other in the near future as smartphone vendors are gradually increasing...

Tablet display market more than doubles in 1Q13 as demand booms for smaller products, says IHS

Aug 19, 15:45

Booming demand for low-priced 7-inch products helped shipments of panels used in tablets to more than double in in first-quarter 2013, according to research firm IHS.

MediaTek ramping up smartphone solutions to meet surging demand

Aug 19, 11:53

MediaTek is ramping up production of its smartphone solutions to ensure that the follow-up orders placed by its clients recently will be fulfilled in September at the latest, according...

MEMS vendors gear up for growing demand for portable devices

Aug 16, 12:07

STMicroelectronics, Bosch and InvenSense are gearing up to meet the demand from new Windows 8 devices, as well as tablets and smartphones slated for release in the second half of...

8-inch tablets expected to impact demand for 10.1-inch models, say Taiwan makers

Aug 16, 12:01

Samsung Electronics, Acer and Micro-Star International (MSI) have launched 8-inch tablets and Hewlett-Packard (HP), LG Electronics, Lenovo and Asustek Computer are expected to follow...

IDC report shows PCs to have good demand in 2014, says Intel

Aug 14, 14:57

According to an IDC InfoBrief, sponsored by Intel, titled, "Exploring Our Digital Dependence", 97% of US households say the PC is still their primary computing device and...

Handset-panel driver IC firms expect demand to pick up in August

Aug 13, 15:33

Taiwan-based driver IC companies expect demand from the handset-use panel segment to pick up in August. Most driver IC vendors have reported sequential drops in July revenues.

Taiwan vendors offer cheap tablets to expand market share

Aug 12, 14:14

The most popular tablet size in the market is currently 7-inch, which accounts for about 70% of total shipments due to their low prices. The iPad is currently the best selling tablet...

Demand for precursors for LED to boom, says research firm

Aug 8, 11:44

Global demand for precursors, a material used in the manufacturing of LEDs, is set to more than double from 2012 to 2016, according to a research firm.

Demand for ICs used in smartphone, tablet and LCD TV panels to rebound in September, says Novatek president

Aug 7, 20:49

Demand for panels used in smartphones, tablets and LCD TVs is expected to significantly increase in September and the fourth quarter, and so will demand for display driver ICs, Steve...

Channel retailers turn focus to desktops

Aug 6, 14:22

As the PC industry continues to suffer from weak demand, some channel retailers are concerned that back-to-school demand may fail to raise sales, while some retailers have already...

FCCL makers optimistic about 2H13

Aug 2, 15:15

Flexible copper-clad laminate (FCCL) demand is expected to see a seasonal pick-up in the third quarter thanks to new product roll-outs and continued growth in China's smartphone market,...

Taiwan market: NCC to demand cell broadcast capability from 4G operators

Aug 1, 15:51

Taiwan's National Communications Commission (NCC) on July 31 indicated that all 4G mobile communication operators will be required to provide cell broadcast-based text message services...

Bluetooth Smart support in Android 4.3 expected to boost demand for Bluetooth devices, say Taiwan makers

Jul 31, 20:35

Android 4.3's native support for Bluetooth Smart is expected to drive growth in demand for Bluetooth-enabled devices mainly for health care, sports and physical fitness, home entertainment...

Phison positive about NAND flash demand after August

Jul 30, 16:16

The back-to-school season in Europe and launch of new Apple products will stimulate demand significantly for NAND flash memory in September 2013, according to Phison Electronics.

Sapphire wafer prices rising due to growing demand, say Taiwan makers

Jul 30, 14:10

Global demand for sapphire wafers is growing due to use in smartphones in addition to LEDs, and therefore prices of sapphire wafers are rising, according to Taiwan-based sapphire...

PC-related IC suppliers expect demand to pick up in August

Jul 30, 11:32

PC-related IC design houses expect the visibility of orders to improve in August thanks to roll-outs of new Haswell PC products and clients' inventory replenishment ahead of China's...

Macroblock, On-Bright 3Q13 sales to continue growth

Jul 29, 16:38

Growing demand for LED backlight products will continue to buoy the revenue performance of LED driver IC suppliers Macroblock and On-Bright Electronics in the third quarter of 2013,...

Enterprise PC demand may benefit from the end of Windows XP support

Jul 29, 15:30

As Microsoft is set to end its support for Windows XP in April, 2014, sources from the upstream supply chain believe the action will help trigger a PC replacement trend in the enterprise...

Replacement demand for larger, newer LCD monitors surfaces in China, says TrendForce

Jul 29, 15:13

According to an online survey on consumer LCD monitors conducted by research firm TrendForce, Lenovo is currently the most accepted brand by consumers in China, accounting for 25%...

Weak increase in TV demand spurs larger-than-expected glut of LCD panels in 3Q13, says IHS

Jul 29, 14:01

In a season when their sales should be rising sharply, suppliers of large-size (7-inch and above) LCD panels instead are encountering weak demand growth in the third quarter of 2013,...

5G development to integrate existing technologies to meet future mobile Internet-access demand, says METIS director

Jul 29, 12:29

The development of fifth-generation (5G) mobile communication technology will aim to integrate existing technologies and upgrade them to meet mobile Internet-access demand in the...

NAND flash demand might be weaker than expected in 3Q13

Jul 26, 13:56

Due to disappointing sales of high-end smartphones, demand for NAND flash will likely be weaker than expected in the third quarter of 2013, according to industry sources. NAND prices...

Panel makers see increased demand for TN smartphone panels

Jul 26, 12:17

Taiwan- and China-based panel makers are continuing to see orders for TN panels used in smartphones as demand in the entry-level and mid-range smartphone markets has been picking...

LCD monitor demand in China expected to be steady in 2013

Jul 26, 11:31

While LCD monitor demand is expected to slip overall globally in 2013, demand in China is expected to see growth, according to market observers.

Everlight to see steady LED backlighting demand during 2H13, says chairman

Jul 26, 11:04

LED packaging house Everlight Electronics is expected to see flat growth in LED demand in the second half of 2013, but is still likely to see steady demand for LED TV backlghting,...

Robust traffic spurs demand for 3G/4G gateways; market to reach US$1.8 billion in 2013, says ABI Research

Jul 25, 15:08

ABI Research has found that the overall 2012 wireless network equipment market was quite challenging for infrastructure vendors, but the incessant demand for 3G and 4G mobile broadband...

HDI board production utilization to stay high in 2H13

Jul 24, 22:33

PCB makers' utilization rates for HDI boards, particularly any-layer HDI boards, will remain high despite recent speculation suggesting weaker-than-expected demand for high-end smartphones,...

HP to release US$99 tablet through Wal-Mart for back-to-school demand

Jul 24, 21:42

Hewlett-Packard (HP) reportedly will launch a US$99 tablet and will cooperate with Wal-Mart to sell the device in the US retail channel, targeting back-to-school demand, according...

Digitimes Research: Taiwan panel makers see steady demand for small- to medium-size panels

Jul 22, 21:18

Taiwan-based panel makers' small- to medium-size TFT LCD panel shipments are expected to reach 373 million units in the third quarter of 2013, up 3.2% on quarter.

As LED lighting demand takes off, Taiwan makers should seek integration, says Formosa Epitaxy chairman

Jul 22, 16:28

The global LED market value recorded a CAGR (compound annual growth rate) of 20-30% during 2010-2012, but most of Taiwan-based LED makers did not see substantial growth in revenues,...

MLCC prices declining as demand for PCs and high-end smartphones slow down

Jul 22, 16:01

Prices of some models of MLCC have dropped over 5% on average recently, affected by slow sales of PC products and high-end smartphones, according to industry sources.

IC demand from smartphone and notebook sectors to pick up in 3Q12

Jul 22, 14:51

Taiwan-based IC suppliers are still positive about the prospects for the third quarter of 2013 as they believe that demand from the smartphone and notebook sectors are likely to stage...

Notebook ODMs reduce shipment forecasts for 3Q13, expect growth in 4Q13

Jul 19, 12:11

Notebook ODMs have recently reduced their shipment forecasts for the third quarter of 2013 and expect to only achieve a shipment growth of 5% sequentially. The ODMs now expect consumer...

TV demand expected to help Entire Technology improve 2H13 performance

Jul 16, 21:19

Diffuser plate and polarizer maker Entire Technology expects its performance in the second half of 2013 to improve largely due to demand for products used in large-size TVs, according...

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