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Prices for solar-grade monocrystalline, polycrystalline silicon wafers drop to US$0.68, US$0.50

Sep 27, 21:59

China-based makers have lowered quotes for a M2-size solar-grade monocrystalline silicon wafer and polycrystalline silicon wafer to US$0.68 and US$0.50 respectively, according to...

Value of semiconductor industry M&A agreements already over US$50 billion, says IC Insights

Sep 23, 15:29

After an historic surge in semiconductor merger and acquisition agreements in 2015, the torrid pace of transactions has eased (until recently), but 2016 is already the second-largest...

Advantech subject to US ITC patent infringement probe

Sep 22, 14:39

US-based Rockwell Automation has recently filed a complaint with the US International Trade Commission (ITC) against Germany-based Smart Software Solutions (3S) and Taiwan-based industrial...

Taiwan attracts foreign direct investment of over US$6.6 billion in January-August

Sep 21, 10:55

Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) approved 2,273 foreign direct investment projects (except from China) totaling US$6.627 billion in January-August 2016, respectively decreasing...

US fab-tool book-to-bill ratio stays above parity, says SEMI

Sep 19, 14:55

North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted a book-to-bill ratio of 1.03 in August 2016, having been above parity for nine months in a row, according to the...

Foxconn to raise US$1 billion through EMTN issues

Newswatch - Sep 19, 11:01

Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision) plans to raise a total of US$1 billion through two tranches of corporate bond issues, according to a company statement filed with the Taiwan...

Taiwan approves MediaTek US$192 million investment in China

Sep 2, 11:34

The Investment Commission of Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) has approved two investment projects in China proposed by MediaTek totaling US$191.75 million.

Epistar sues Adamax for infringement of LED filament patents in US

Sep 2, 11:27

LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar has filed with the US District Court for the Northern District of California charges against US-based distributor Adamax for infringing...

China manufacturing IoT spending to hit US$128 billion by 2020 as industry shifts from production to services, says IDC

Sep 1, 12:10

Chinese manufacturing enterprises' spending on the Internet of Things (IoT) is expected to reach US$127.5 billion by 2020, with a compound average growth rate of 14.7% during 2016...

US fab-tool book-to-bill ratio rises, says SEMI

Aug 24, 13:50

North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted a book-to-bill ratio of 1.15 in July 2016, having been above parity for eight months in a row, according to the...

Taiwan attracts foreign direct investment of over US$6 billion in January-July, says MOEA

Aug 23, 11:55

Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) approved 1,948 foreign direct investment projects (except from China) totaling US$6.07 billion in January-July 2016, the former decreasing...

Sales of iOS smartphones up in US and EU, down in China in 2Q16, says Kantar

Newswatch - Aug 12, 11:51

Sales of iOS-based smartphones returned to growth in the US and in the three major markets in the EU – the UK, Germany and France – but continued to suffer on-year declines...

PTI to make additional investment in China subsidiary

Aug 9, 11:48

Powertech Technology (PTI) has announced plans to inject an additional US$25 million into Powertech Semiconductor (Xian), its subsidiary responsible for backend services for memory...

Neo Solar Power to issue US$120 million overseas convertible bonds

Stockwatch - Aug 5, 15:30

Crystalline silicon solar cell maker Neo Solar Power on August 4 decided to issue 3-year secured zero-interest convertible bonds worth US$120 million on overseas stock markets, according...

US ITC initially rules against Unity Opto in Cree patent row

Aug 4, 10:09

Cree has disclosed the US International Trade Commission (ITC) has initially determined that US-based Feit Electric and its Taiwan-based ODM Unity Opto Technology have infringed four...

TSMC board approves US$3.79 billion for capacity expansion

Aug 2, 20:06

The board of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has approved capital appropriations of approximately US$3.79 billion to expand capacity for advanced-node manufacturing,...

Taiwan attracts foreign direct investment of over US$5.5 billion in January-June, says MOEA

Jul 21, 12:31

Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) approved 1,625 foreign direct investment projects (except from China) with a total value of US$5.503 billion in January-June 2016, respectively...

PC shipments beat expectations in 2Q16 as US market returns to growth, says IDC

Jul 12, 16:00

Worldwide PC shipments totaled 62.4 million units in the second quarter of 2016, an on-year decline of 4.5%, beating the forecast of negative 7.4% by roughly 3%, according to the...

ECS to declare US$90 million in bad debt in 2Q16 due to orders from Venezuela

Jul 11, 21:58

Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) was awarded a bidding project on classmate PC and education tablets by the government of Venezuela for over two million units at a total amount over...

US enterprise sector to see PC replacement trend in 2H16

Jul 11, 10:59

With the US Department of Defense deciding to upgrade four million units of their equipment to Windows 10 due to better security, sources from PC players expect the move to prompt...

Worldwide cloud IT Infrastructure revenues grow 3.9% to US$6.6 billion on slowed demand from public cloud in 1Q16, says IDC

Jul 1, 16:01

According to the IDC Worldwide Quarterly Cloud IT Infrastructure Tracker, vendor revenues from sales of infrastructure products (server, storage, and Ethernet switch) for cloud IT,...

UMC orders equipment for Xiamen fab

Stockwatch - Jun 30, 14:25

United Microelectronics (UMC) has purchased NT$562.88 million (US$17.42 million) worth of equipment from ASML for its 12-inch wafer fab in Xiamen, according to a company filing with...

Healthcare providers in Middle East and North Africa to spend US$2.78 billion on IT in 2016, says Gartner

Jun 27, 16:10

Healthcare providers in the Middle East and North Africa will spend US$2.78 billion on IT products and services in 2016, according to Gartner. This forecast includes spending by healthcare...

Taiwan attracts foreign direct investment of over US$5 billion in January-May, says MOEA

Jun 20, 21:20

Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) approved 1,346 foreign direct investment projects (except from China) with a total value of US$5.178 billion in January-May 2016, respectively...

Huawei aims at revenues of US$150 billion by 2020, says CEO

Jun 3, 15:23

Huawei Technologies aims to ramp up its annual revenues to US$150 billion by 2020 and will maintain a yearly R&D budget equal to about 10% of its annual sales, according to company...

TSMC to spend US$2.2 billion on R&D in 2016, says co-CEO

May 26, 14:46

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) expects to boost its R&D spending to a record US$2.2 billion in 2016, increasing about 10% on year, according to company co-CEO...

TSMC holds annual technology forum on May 26

US fab-tool book-to-bill stays above parity, says SEMI

May 25, 15:47

The book-to-bill ratio for the North America semiconductor equipment industry stayed above parity for the fifth consecutive month in April 2016, according to industry association...

Motech Industries, SAS chosen as respondents in US anti-dumping tariff review

May 20, 10:26

The US Department of Commerce (DOC) has selected crystalline silicon solar cell makers Motech Industries and Sino-American Silicon Products (SAS) as respondents for its review of...

HTC US still taking orders for Vive, says company

May 19, 10:07

Consumers in the US are still able to order the HTC Vive via HTC's official website in the country, the vendor's senior global online communications manager Jeff Gordon has said in...

SEMI reports 2015 semiconductor photomask sales of US$3.3 billion

May 11, 11:01

SEMI has reported that the worldwide semiconductor photomask market was US$3.3 billion in 2015. After increasing 3% in 2014, the photomask market increased 1% in 2015, according to...

TSMC board approves US$4.1 billion for capacity expansion

May 10, 22:56

The board of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has approved capital appropriations of approximately US$4.101 billion to expand capacity for advanced-node manufacturing,...

Cypress to acquire Broadcom IoT business for US$550 million

May 9, 14:42

Cypress Semiconductor and Broadcom have announced the signing of a definitive agreement under which Cypress will acquire Broadcom's wireless Internet of Things (IoT) business and...

Taiwan makers expect DLC v4.0 to boost LED light tube exports to US

May 5, 10:01

The US government will implement DLC (DesignLights Consortium) technical requirements 4.0 (v4.0) for LED lighting products on January 1, 2017 and this is expected to be conducive...

Digitimes Research: iPhone shipments to rebound in 3Q16, but ASP to drop to US$600

May 3, 11:21

Apple is expected to ship 41-43 million iPhone devices in the second quarter of 2016 (or Apple's fiscal third quarter) before ramping up shipments to 45-48 millionin the third quarter,...

Cypress subsidiary Deca to receive US$60 million investment from ASE

Apr 28, 21:22

Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) and Deca Technologies, a subsidiary of Cypress Semiconductor, have announced the signing of an agreement whereby ASE will invest US$60 million...

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    Aidmics uHandy mobile microscope

    Several Taiwan-based start-up companies were at Computex 2015's Meet the Future exhibition zone and among them was Aidmics Biotechnology. The company showcased its inspection products...

    Photo: Julian Ho, Digitimes, Jun 10.

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    Amazon Fire HD tablets

    Amazon has announced its new Fire HD tablet, which features a quad-core processor, front and rear-facing cameras and an HD display. The new Fire HD tablets are available in two sizes...

    Photo: Company, Sep 22.

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    Amazon Fire HDX tablet

    Amazon's new Fire HDX 8.9 combines a light design and a HDX display with a new processor, Dolby Atmos and Dolby Audio, and new Fire OS 4 (Sangria) features and services. The new...

    Photo: Company, Sep 22.

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    Apple iPod touch with 5MP iSight camera

    Apple has announced its 16GB iPod touch is now available in several colors and equipped with a 5-megapixel iSight camera. The entire iPod touch lineup features the 5-megapixel iSight...

    Photo: Company, Jun 27.

  • Microsoft+Surface+Pro+3+tablet%2Fnotebook

    Microsoft Surface Pro 3 tablet/notebook

    Microsoft has introduced the Surface Pro 3, a tablet and also a notebook. The device has multiple processor, RAM and storage options intersect with a design that, with a simple snap...

    Photo: Company, May 22.

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