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Sony to take back LCD TV production; reducing orders to Taiwan to 300,000 units in 2014

Mar 20, 16:00

Sony is reportedly considering spinning off its LCD TV business and turn it into an independent subsidiary in July 2014, with plans to shift its outsourcing orders back to in-house...

Toshiba to end LCD TV manufacturing in China

Dec 2, 15:59

Toshiba has announced that it will end production of LCD TVs at Dalian Toshiba Television (DLTV) and close down the China plant by end of December 2013.

Kingston to significantly reduce DRAM module outsourcing, says report

Newswatch - Aug 16, 15:46

Kingston Technology has adjusted its outsourcing strategy to cope with falling demand for DRAM modules, particularly those used for memory upgrades, according to a recent Chinese-language...

Worldwide IT outsourcing market to reach US$288 billion in 2013, says Gartner

Aug 6, 21:28

The worldwide IT outsourcing (ITO) market is forecast to reach US$288 billion in 2013, a 2.8% increase from 2012, according to Gartner. Compared with Gartner's previous forecast,...

Notebook component makers striving for orders from Samsung

Jan 23, 20:57

Several notebook component makers have recently started trying to land orders from Samsung Electronics, and are making the entrance to Samsung's supply chain their priority for 2013,...

Pegatron to see strong 1Q13 due to iPad mini orders

Dec 17, 21:50

Pegatron Technology is expected to see a strong sales performance in the first quarter of 2013 due to estimated strong orders for the iPad mini and iPad mini orders also benefited...

GET reaches nearly full capacity due to increased outsourcing orders

Nov 7, 14:46

Taiwan-based solar wafer maker Green Energy Technology (GET) saw capacity utilization rate fall to 50% in September, nevertheless, the firm reported capacity has been close to full...

Shih-Yuan Lin, general manager of GET

Smartphones, tablets causing the IT supply chain to fall into imbalance

Oct 17, 21:45

The rapid growths of the smartphone and tablet markets have started to impact demand in other industries such as desktops, notebooks, and digital still cameras (DSC), while causing...

HP, Acer raise notebook shipment proportion from Chongqing to 60% in 2013

Sep 11, 01:20

Hewlett-Packard (HP) and Acer have reportedly notified their upstream supply chain partners that they will raise their Chongqing, China, plants' shipment proportions to 60% in 2013...

Compal Communications to land Nokia Windows smartphone orders in 2013

Sep 6, 01:05

Nokia is aggressively trying to release Windows Phone 8 smartphones before the end of September to regain its momentum in the handset market. Meanwhile, its major OEM partner Compal...

Compal/Lenovo joint venture expected to output 3-5 million notebooks in 2013

Sep 4, 01:35

The notebook manufacturing joint venture of Compal Electronics and Lenovo in Hefei, China was reported by local media to enjoy more than 10 million units of notebook production volume...

Japan IDMs to increase outsourcing of logic IC backend processing

Aug 17, 11:35

Major Japan-based IDM companies including Renesas, Sony and Toshiba are set to increase outsourcing of backend processing for logic ICs, and have approached existing and potential...

Sony to reduce DSC outsourcing to Taiwan makers in 2013

Jul 26, 01:45

Sony, which used to outsource 30-40% of its consumer digital still camera (DSC) production to Taiwan makers, will outsource fewer orders in 2013 with Ability Enterprise to land mid-range...

Sony DSC

Ardentec seeking more outsourcing from US, Japan-based IDMs

Jun 28, 14:43

Ardentec, a Taiwan-based provider of wafer and mixed-signal IC testing services, has been eager to obtain orders from US- and Japan-based IDM firms. The testing house is looking to...

Taiwan ODMs show no interest in ultra-low price handset market

Jun 14, 01:05

China-based second-tier smartphone brand vendors have recently been pushing their ultra-low price smartphones, priced at only CNY500 (US$79), in the retail channel, but since these...

Taiwan ODMs show no interest in ultra-cheap smartphones

Samsung reducing DSC outsourcing to Taiwan makers

May 22, 01:20

Korea-based Samsung Electronics has recently withdrawn its orders for spring season digital still camera (DSC) models, which were originally placed to Taiwan-based DSC maker Altek...

Korean LCD TV firms move toward more outsourcing

Apr 24, 01:05

Korean manufacturers are placing a strong emphasis on outsourcing due to increased orders for LCD TVs, though Taiwan manufacturers are not expected to automatically benefit from the...

Samsung steps up outsourcing of TV production to Taiwan makers, say sources

Apr 23, 13:53

In light of slow growth and increasing cost competition in the global TV market, Samsung Electronics has begun outsourcing part of front-end TV production to Taiwan-based makers,...

First-tier China solar cell makers outsourcing production to avoid impact of US probe

Mar 20, 14:23

Although the US Department of Commerce has not yet announced results of its anti-dumping and anti-subsidization investigation against China-based makers of solar cells and modules,...

solar panels

Acer to downsize product lines by two-thirds in 2012, says chairman

Dec 15, 01:00

Acer chairman JT Wang, commenting on the company's operations in 2012, pointed out that Acer will conduct a full-scale evaluation of its product lines and will simplify them based...

Sigurd 4Q11 sales to drop 5-10%

Dec 2, 01:10

IC testing specialist Sigurd Microelectronics expects to post on-month drops in both November and December revenues. Sales are being affected by supply-chain disruptions caused by...

AKM to outsource more backend processing, says president

Nov 24, 15:52

Japan-based Asahi Kasei Microdevices (AKM), a supplier of mixed-signal ICs for consumer, automotive and communications applications, is looking to raise its backend orders to partners...

AKM president Hideki Kobori

Compal reportedly receives extra orders from Lenovo and Dell

Nov 17, 01:20

Compal Electronics reportedly has received extra orders from Lenovo and Dell for 2011 and will become the two notebook vendors' largest ODM partner, according to sources from the...

Taiwan share of global LCD TV outsourcing on the decline due to competition from China

Oct 7, 10:39

Global production outsourcing of LCD TVs in 2011 is forecast at 68 million units and Taiwan-based ODM/OEMs will turn out 52.5 million units for a share of 77.2%, lower than 84.3%...

ASE, Amkor expanding to compete for IDM orders

Oct 7, 01:25

In view of increased outsourcing demand by IDM companies, IC packagers Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) and Amkor Technology has been expanding their operations to vie for...

SEMICON Taiwan 2011: Major IDMs participate for procurement talks

Sep 7, 15:36

Major IDMs including Panasonic Semiconductor, Philips, Renesas Electronics and Toshiba are being invited to hold face-to-face procurement talks with Taiwan-based suppliers of chemicals,...

SPIL vying for CPU back-end orders from Apple

Aug 26, 11:07

Packaging and testing firm Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL) is likely to snatch outsourcing orders for Apple's new processor dubbed A6, according to industry sources.

Taiwan foundries to benefit from new Renesas strategy, says paper

Newswatch - Aug 23, 15:43

The massive earthquake and resulting tsunami that struck Japan in March has encouraged Renesas Electronics to further strengthen its BCP (business continuity plan) as part of efforts...

Samsung reportedly contacted Taiwan OEMs for evaluating notebook outsourcing

Aug 23, 01:10

Korea-based notebook brand vendor Samsung Electronics has reportedly contacted Taiwan-based notebook makers Quanta Computer, Compal Electronics and Pegatron Technology in August to...

Japan LCD TV vendors to increase outsourcing

Aug 4, 01:25

More Japan-based branded LCD TV vendors are expected to increase their outsourcing to manufacturers outside Japan due to heavy losses incurred in the TV business, a move which benefits...

LCD TV outsourcing set to double as competition intensifies, says IHS iSuppli

Jul 22, 12:34

Worldwide production of LCD TVs conducted by contract manufacturers is expected to nearly double from 2010 to 2015, as plummeting prices and eroding margins force many brands to outsource...

Panasonic outsources small volume of DSC production to Foxconn in 2H11

Jul 19, 01:35

Facing pressure from dropping prices and competition of smartphones and DSLR cameras, digital still camera (DSC) brand vendor Panasonic has outsourced a small volume of its DSC orders...

Compal acquires Toshiba TV plant in Mexico

Jul 14, 12:28

Compal Electronics has announced that one of its subsidiaries has signed an agreement to acquire Toshiba's TV assembly subsidiary Toshiba Electromex in Mexico with the transaction...

Altek aiming for DSC orders from Japan brand vendors with new China plants

Jun 28, 10:36

Taiwan-based digital still camera (DSC) maker Altek is expected to resolve its tight capacity issue with the new plants in Kunshan, China, which will start operating in the third...

Quartz component maker Taitien mulling outsourcing

Jun 10, 15:12

Taitien Electronics, which mainly makes crystal oscillators used for base station equipment, has said it is considering outsourcing instead of adding new capacity in 2011.

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