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BOE seeks to become flexible OLED supplier for Apple, says report

Nov 29, 14:49

China-based BOE Technology is seeking to become a flexible OLED panel supplier for Apple, offering to devote two fabs to making such applications exclusively for the US vendor, according...

Tsinghua Unigroup secures financial support to facilitate memory chip plant

Nov 27, 16:10

Tsinghua Unigroup has signed a strategic cooperation agreement with Bank of Nanjing to facilitate the kickoff of the construction of a US$30 billion memory chip factory to be built...

Osram starts operation at new LED chip plant in Kulim, Malaysia

Nov 24, 14:18

Osram's new LED chip factory in Kulim, Malaysia, has kicked off operation, as the lighting vendor continues to expand its production capacity.

BOE 10.5G line to heat up competition in large-size panel sector

Nov 24, 11:36

Global competition in the large-sized flat panel sector is entering a new phase as China's BOE Technology has announced plans to advance the official operation of its first, as well...

AUO and fellow Taiwan-based panel makers are stepping up efforts for niche market segments

Global Unichip opens new office in Nanjing

Nov 23, 11:59

Taiwan-based Global Unichip, a fabless ASIC design house, has announced the opening of a new branch office in Nanjing, China where its major foundry partner Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing...

ASE to expand WLCSP capacity at Singapore plant, sources say

Nov 21, 12:56

In the wake of robust demand for wearable devices and automotive electronics applications, packaging and testing company Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) is set to expand...

BOE starts volume production at China first 6G AMOLED fab

Oct 27, 15:36

China-based BOE Technology Group kicked off its 6G AMOLED panel production line in Chengdu, Sichuan for volume production on October 26, marking the official run of the country's...

BOE 6G AMOLED panel

Strong MOSFET demand to boost revenues at backend firm GEM Services in 4Q17

Oct 26, 11:46

Taiwan-based GEM Services, a backend house focusing exclusively on the power management semiconductor market, is expected to enjoy another quarter of record revenues driven by continued...

SDI resumes production at China leadframe plant

Oct 24, 15:15

Taiwan-based Shuen Der Industry (SDI), a supplier of semiconductor leadframes, has resumed production at a China factory which was ordered to suspend and remediate polluted water.

Aleees constructing new plant in China

Oct 24, 13:56

Taiwan-based electric bus brand and cathode material supplier Aleees has broken ground on production facilities belonging to its joint venture in Guizhou, China that will begin to...

Aleees building a new plant in China

IC makers maximize 300mm, 200mm wafer capacity, says IC Insights

Oct 20, 10:19

With the prospects of large 450mm wafers going nowhere, IC manufacturers are increasing efforts to maximize fabrication plants using 300mm and 200mm diameter silicon substrates. The...

TSEC signs MoU for southern Taiwan PV projects

Oct 17, 10:51

Solar cell maker TSEC has signed an MoU with the government of Pingtung County, southern Taiwan, to help solicit investment of NT$50 billion (US$1.65 billion) to set up PV power stations...

TSEC chairman Ellick Liao (left) and Pingtung County chief Pan Men-an (center)

Plant construction geared up at major China memory bases

Oct 2, 16:05

China's three major memory production bases, Wuhan, Fujiang and Hefei, are seeing construction of DRAM and NAND flash manufacturing plants moving into high gear, with the No. 1 plant...

Yangtze Memory Tech (YMTC) holds a topping-out ceremony for a new plant

SMIC to build new plant in Ningbo

Sep 26, 11:07

Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) plans to set up a new plant in Ningbo, China where the pure-play foundry will install its specialty process technology R&D and...

SMIC

Globalfoundries Chengdu fab nears completion

Sep 22, 11:47

Global foundries will hold a "topping out" ceremony to celebrate a major milestone of the construction of its new 12-inch wafer plant in Chengdu, China at the end of October, according...

Globalfoundries looking to ramp new 12-inch wafer plant in Chengdu in 2018

PCB firm Unitech president steps down

Sep 20, 13:58

Unitech Printed Circuit Board president Hsu Cheng-hung has stepped down to take responsibility of a fatal accident that occurred at its Yilan plant in June 2017, according to the...

Marketech seeing orders swell, says report

Sep 15, 12:22

Fab toolmaker Marketech International has seen its backlog of orders reach a record NT$13.6 billion (US$452 million), according to a recent Chinese-language Economic Daily News...

TSMC starts equipment move-in at Nanjing plant

Sep 13, 14:21

TSMC on September 12 held a ceremony to mark the start of equipment move-in at its new 12-inch wafer plant in Nanjing, China.

TSMC chairman Morris Chang at the ceremony to mark the start of equipment move-in at the company's

Taiwan diode maker HY Electronic to unveil new China plant in 2018

Sep 11, 12:03

Taiwan's leading diode maker HY Electronic will inaugurate its second plant in Yangzhou, China in the first half of 2018, to support production of automotive alternator rectifier...

David Fang, chairman of HY Electronic

Winbond to set up new fab in southern Taiwan

Sep 6, 11:14

Taiwan's Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) has approved specialty DRAM and flash maker Winbond Electronics' plan to set up a new fab at the Kaohsiung Science Park (KSP), southern...

Chilisin revenues more than double in August

Sep 5, 13:44

Passive component firm Chilisin Electronics' consolidated revenues for August 2017 hiked 126.3% from a year earlier to NT$1.15 billion (US$38.3 million), thanks to recognized sales...

Orders for NOR flash, car electronics chips to buoy Ardentec revenues in 2H17

Sep 1, 11:05

Ardentec has landed a ramp-up of orders for NOR flash memory while seeing stable demand for car electronics chips from Renesas Electronics and Texas Instruments (TI), according to...

BOE to catch up with LGD in large-size LCD panel unit shipments

Aug 24, 14:14

China-based BOE Technology will see unit shipments of its large-size LCD panels reach nearly those shipped by LG Display in 2017, and is also likely unseat LGD to become the world's...

LG Display will remain the top large-size panel vendor in terms of area shipments

ASML opens branch office in Nanjing

Aug 24, 11:51

ASML has announced the opening of a new branch office in Nanjing, China where its major client TSMC is constructing a new 12-inch wafer plant.

ASML opens branch office in Nanjing

Winbond announces equipment purchases

Aug 23, 15:05

Winbond Electronics, a memory chipmaker specializing in specialty DRAM and flash memory chips, has disclosed two purchases of machinery equipment from Lam Research and Tokyo Electron...

Wafer Works expects wafer prices to continue rising on strong demand

Aug 18, 14:05

Taiwan-based Wafer Works, which makes small- to medium-size semiconductor-grade wafers, expects silicon wafer prices to continue rising on strong demand.

Brisk graphics card demand to buoy inductor firms in 3Q17

Aug 17, 10:59

Graphics card demand is expected to rebound strongly in the third quarter of 2017 benefiting power inductor makers such as Chilisin Electronics, Mag.Layers Scientific-Industrial and...

ASE output hit by power outage

Aug 16, 21:25

A sudden massive blackout took place in Taiwan on August 15 which hit Advanced Semiconductor Engineering's (ASE) plants in Kaohsiung. The incident will likely result in losses of...

Digitimes Research: Wisconsin plant to accelerate Foxconn transformation

Aug 16, 15:31

The decision by Foxconn Electronics to invest US$10 billion in the US, which will include the establishment of a 10.5G TFT-LCD panel plant in Wisconsin in the initial stage, will...

Sumco to expand production capacity for 300mm silicon wafers

Aug 9, 14:09

Sumco has announced plans to expand production capacity for 300mm silicon wafers by 110,000 units per month. The additional capacity is expected to come online in the first half of...

LandMark Opto plans new plant to fill orders for silicon photonic products

Aug 2, 16:06

Aided by the rapid development of global data centers and the ensuing strong demand for silicon photonic products, Taiwan-based epi-wafer maker LandMark Optoelectronics expects a...

Winbond to spend NT$6.28 billion on equipment

Jul 27, 22:59

Taiwan-based Winbond Electronics, a provider of specialty DRAM and flash memory, has announced plans to budget an additional capex of NT$6.28 billion (US$207.7 million) for buying...

Wafer suppliers to build new 8-inch plants in China

Jul 27, 15:10

Additional new production capacity for 8-inch silicon wafers is expected to emerge in China, with companies including GlobalWafers and Wafer Works looking to build new plants.

Supply of 8-inch silicon wafers has been tight

Foxconn to build LCD plant in Wisconsin

Jul 27, 13:56

Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) has announced plans to invest US$10 billion over four years in the US and will begin the investment project by building an advanced...

Foxconn chairman Terry Goy plans to set up an ecosystem for 8K displays in the US

Unigroup Guoxin scraps plan to acquire Yangtze Memory

Jul 19, 15:05

Unigroup Guoxin, a unit of Tsinghua Unigroup, has terminated plans to take over Yangtze Memory Technologies (YMTC), according to Tsinghua Unigroup. The decision will have no impact...

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    CES 2011: Samsung 7 Series sliding tablet PC

    Samsung Electronics showcased its new tablet PC, the 7 Series sliding PC, featuring Intel's Atom processor (Oak Trail) and Windows 7, at Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2011. The...

    Photo: Yen-Shyang Hwang, Jan 11.

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    Applied Materials Solar Technology Center in China

    Applied Materials has opened an advanced solar research and demonstration facility in Xian, China. The Solar Technology Center is comprised of laboratory and office buildings covering...

    Photo: Company, Oct 30.

  • E%2DInk+cooperates+with+Epson+on+e%2Dpaper

    E-Ink cooperates with Epson on e-paper

    Seiko Epson and E-Ink announced a jointly developed display controller IC enabling new capabilities for E-Ink's Vizplex-enabled electronic paper displays. The Epson display controller...

    Photo: Digitimes, Apr 18.

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    Intel starts operation at new 45nm fab in US

    Intel announced that it officially starts production of new-generation microprocessors for PCs, laptops, servers...

    Photo: Company, Oct 29.

  • Sharp+opens+second+LCD+TV+plant+in+Mexico

    Sharp opens second LCD TV plant in Mexico

    Sharp held an opening ceremony on October 15 for a second plant newly built inside the compound of Sharp Electronica Mexico S.A. de C.V. (SEMEX), Sharp's production base in Mexico...

    Photo: Company, Oct 18.

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Global notebook shipment forecast, 2017 and beyond
  • China AMOLED panel capacity expansion forecast, 2016-2020

    This Digitimes Research Special Report examines the China AMOLED industry, focusing on the expansion capacity of the makers, the current implementation plans of major smartphone vendors in the market and the technological hurdles faced by the China makers.

  • Global AP demand forecast, 2017-2020

    Digitimes Research expects global AP shipments to surpass the 1.9 billion mark in 2017, with smartphones remaining the main application. Qualcomm will be leading the market in 2017, as other players continue playing catch up and scramble for funds to invest in more diverse applications.

  • Global notebook shipment forecast, 2017 and beyond

    This Digitimes Special Report examines key factors in the notebook industry, including products, vendors and ODMs, that will affect total shipments in 2017 and through 2021.