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Metal recycling firm JYD receives investment from Mitsui

Oct 1, 14:16

Taiwan-based precious metal recycling firm Jin Yeeh Ding (JYD) Enterprise has recently started a private fund raiser and attracted Japan-based mining and smelting firm Mitsui Kinzoku to invest NT$323 million (US$9.8 million) to acquire a 19.84% stake at a price of NT$17.17 per share.

Touchscreen controller IC prices falling

Sep 30, 11:06

Prices for smartphone-use touchscreen controller ICs have been falling as an increase in the number of suppliers has led to more competition in the market, according to industry sources.


Intel Capital Global Summit to open on November 2

Sep 24, 15:58

Intel is set to host Intel Capital Global Summit on November 2, revealing its latest investments. Via the CPU giant's moves, upstream supply chain players will be able to get hold on Intel's strategy, lineup and development focuses for 2016, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.

Taiwan, China IT industries reach consensuses for cooperation for next 12 months

Sep 24, 15:53

The 12th Cross-Strait Information Industry and Technology Standards Forum hosted by Sinocon Industrial Standards Foundation, Chinese Electronics Standardization Association and China Communications Standards Association closed on September 23 with participants from China and Taiwan reaching 32 consensuses...

Supply chains conservative about new Microsoft orders

Sep 21, 15:10

Microsoft is cutting orders to supply chains for components used in entry-level and mid-range handsets due to a weak outlook for the second half of 2015, according to supply chain sources.

GLT expects to see record high revenues as it unfolds new capacity

Sep 16, 13:59

Light guide plate maker Global Lighting Technologies (GLT) recently held a ceremony in preparation for its launch of a new fab set to hit mass production in the first quarter of 2016 aimed for applications used in large-size, thin TVs.

Wah Hong reports August 2015 performance

Sep 11, 15:35

Optical film maker Wah Hong has reported its August 2015 revenues reached NT$808 million (US$24.94 million), up 5.36% on month.

Coretronic ships nearly 5.9 million BLUs in August

Sep 10, 21:46

Coretronic shipped 5.866 million backlight units (BLUs) in August 2015, increasing 2% on month, and 49.66 million units during January-August, decreasing 18% on year, according to the company.

Hinge maker Syncmold looks to strong sales in 3Q15

Sep 9, 14:00

Hinge/stand maker Syncmold Enterprise expects its sales to grow 10% sequentially in the third quarter of 2015 from the NT$2.352 billion (US$72.17 million) a quarter earlier, buoyed by demand for hinge and stand products from the AIO PC and LCD TV sectors.

Chicony Power enjoys on-month revenue growth in August

Sep 7, 22:22

Chicony Power has announced consolidated revenues of NT$2.34 billion (US$71.52 million), up 8.99% on month, while combined consolidated revenues from January-August were NT$16.75 billion, down slightly by 2.1% on year.

Radiant Opto-Electronics reports revenues for August 2015

Stockwatch - Sep 7, 16:14

Radiant Opto-Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$5.148 billion (US$165.6 million) for August 2015, representing a 48.35% increase on month and 32.99% increase on year.

Schott optimistic about thin glass demand in the semiconductor industry

Sep 2, 22:11

Schott is optimistic about the roll that thin glass products will play in the market, particularly in the semiconductor industry where thin glass substrate demand is on the rise, according to the company speaking at Semicon Taiwan 2015.

Digitimes Research: Smart glass used in automobiles still in developmental stages

Aug 31, 15:08

Demand for transparent smart glass used in vehicles continues to rise but there are still many different opinions as to what type of technology will be sought out the most due to different developments and costs associated, according to Digitimes Research.

AUO and 3M announce new partnership

Aug 28, 11:43

AU Optronics (AUO) and 3M have announced a new technology alliance that combines AUO ALCD (advanced LCD) technology, 3M's quantum dot (QD) enhancement film made with quantum dots produced by California-based Nanosys with AUO's backlight components for wide color gamut (WCG) and high dynamic range (HDR)...

Touch Taiwan: Corning exhibits new glass products

Aug 28, 11:41

Corning is showcasing products from its Corning Glass Technologies portfolio including recently launched Corning Lotus NXT Glass at Touch Taiwan 2015. Corning is also featuring Corning Iris Glass, a high-transmission, light-guide plate enabling thinner edge-lit LCD TVs.

BOE receives government support to enter IC design industry

Aug 21, 16:13

Panel maker BOE Technology has received support from the China government enabling it to step into the IC design industry. In addition to LCD driver ICs, DRAM and flash memory chips will also be target sectors, according to industry sources.

EZconn nets NT$1.87 for 1H15

Aug 20, 15:48

Fiber-optic component and RF (radio frequency) connector maker EZconn recorded net EPS of NT$1.87 for the first half of 2015, according to the company.

AUO spends NT$1.57 billion to acquire LCD display manufacturing equipment

Stockwatch - Aug 20, 15:28

AUO has spent NT$1.57 billion (US$48.39 million) to acquire equipment for manufacturing LCD displays from Screen Finetech Solutions and ULVAC, according to a company filing with the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE).

Virtual reality gaming, smart TVs and wearables lead to rise in gesture sensing control shipments, says IHS

Aug 17, 15:56

With emerging virtual reality games, smartwatches, smart TVs and other consumer electronics and information technology (IT) applications entering the market, shipments of gesture sensing control user interfaces are poised to grow 10% on year, to reach 1.8 billion units in 2015. While touch-screen technology...

Coretronic ships 5.7 million BLUs in July

Aug 11, 11:52

Coretronic has revealed it shipped 5.732 million backlight units (BLUs) in July, decreasing 9% on month, and BLU shipments for January-July totaled 43.796 million, slipping 15% on year.

FocalTech systems swings back to profitability in 2Q15

Newswatch - Aug 7, 10:26

Touchscreen and LCD driver IC supplier FocalTech Systems managed to swing back to profitability in the second quarter of 2015, with net profits reaching NT$63.02 million (US$1.99 million) or NT$0.15 per share, the company has reported.

Radiant reports revenues for July 2015

Stockwatch - Aug 6, 10:11

Radiant Opto-Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.47 billion (US$109.5 million) for July 2015, representing a 13.25% increase on month and 21.39% drop on year.

Virtual reality device shipments to reach 43 million by 2020, with mobile-reliant head mounted displays foremost, says firm

Jul 31, 12:19

The early excitement surrounding augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) has prompted some substantial bets from major players, including Google, Samsung, Microsoft, and Facebook. Microsoft's Hololens will likely be a major driver of consumer AR devices, while Google Cardboard will continue...

Coretronic reports 2Q15 performance

Jul 30, 21:56

Coretronic has reported its revenues in the second quarter of 2015 rose 7% but declined 19.5% on year to NT$16.93 billion (US$536.24 million). EPS was at NT$0.58, and operating profit NT$241 million.

Corning announces 2Q15 core sales of US$2.5 billion

Jul 30, 11:36

Corning has announced its second-quarter 2015 core sales reached US$2.5 billion, flat on year. Core earnings increased 7% on year to US$522 million and core EPS increased 12% to US$0.38.

Synaptics announces panel driver IC solutions for mobile devices

Jul 20, 15:07

Synaptics has announced sampling of ClearPad 4300, its second-generation touch and display driver integration (TDDI) product, and a lineup of four new display driver IC solutions which provide support for panel resolutions ranging from HD, FHD, WQHD to UHD.

Digitimes Research: Shrinking tablet market prompts China touch panel supply chain to look for growth elsewhere

Jul 17, 12:01

With demand for white-box tablets gradually shrinking and China's brand tablet shipments also performing weaker than expected, China-based touch panel and touch controller IC firms that used to focus on China's tablet market have mostly started shifting parts of their capacities to manufacturing smartphone...

Digitimes Research: Touch IC developers turning to fingerprint sensors

Jul 14, 15:04

With China handset brand vendors starting to launch flagship products with fingerprint sensors in the second half of 2014, touch controller IC players who have seen thinning profitability have been aggressively developing fingerprint sensor solutions.

Wah Hong expanding BMC material lineup following 23% on-year decline in 1H15 revenues

Jul 13, 13:40

Optical film maker Wah Hong has reported revenues of NT$700 million (US$22.57 million) for June 2015, down 5.13% on month. For the second quarter of 2015, revenues reached NT$2.248 billion, down 5.94% on quarter.

Smartphones and tablets still drive demand for cover glass, says IHS

Jul 13, 12:13

With screen sizes increasing, smartphones continue to lead total area demand in the cover glass market; however, as the markets for smartphones and tablets mature, cover glass industry revenue growth is declining from 39% on year in 2013 to 11% in 2015. While the overall cover glass market growth is...

Coretronic ships 6.281 million BLUs in June

Jul 13, 10:37

Coretronic has disclosed it shipped 6.281 million backlight units (BLUs) in June, decreasing 7% on month and 18% on year, and it shipped 19.6 million BLUs in the second quarter, increasing 6% on quarter.

Radiant revenues drop on year in June

Stockwatch - Jul 6, 16:07

Radiant Opto-Electronics Corporation has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.064 billion (US$99.06 million) for June 2015, representing a 2.64% increase on month and 26.95% drop on year.

LG to outsoruce part of reinforced glass processing, says report

Jul 2, 12:03

LG Electronics, which has recently entered the reinforced glass processing sector, reportedly will outsource part of the manufacturing process in order to reduce costs, according to a Korean-language ETNews report.

Powerchip inks pact to built 12-inch JV fab in China

Newswatch - Jun 29, 10:42

Powerchip Technology has announced that it has inked an agreement with Hefei Construction Investment and Holding to set up a 12-inch joint venture fab in Hefei, China.

Merck invests US$33 million in new OLED production plant in Darmstadt

Jun 23, 21:13

With a EUR30 million (US$33.64 million) investment, Merck is strengthening its position in the OLED business and aims to be a leading supplier of OLED materials by 2018, according to the company.

Digitimes Research: Korea-based LCD driver IC companies revenues fall for second straight year

Jun 23, 15:33

Combined revenues of South Korea's major display driver IC companies – Silicon Works, Lucid Display Technology (LDT), Technology Leaders and Innovators (TLI) and Clover Hitech – fell 6.1% to KRW313.7 billion (US$284 million) in 2014, down for a second straight year, according to Digitimes...

Commentary: What does rising China supply chain mean for Taiwan?

Jun 18, 15:35

As the China government continues to pour money into fostering local supply chains in terms of capacity and technology, Taiwan makers are starting to feel the heat, and as a result are calling on the Taiwan government to increase support locally and further structure policies geared toward helping...

Chipbond to double capex in 2015, says report

Jun 17, 15:28

Chipbond Technology has budgeted a capex of NT$4 billion (US$129 million) for 2015, compared with the less than NT$2 billion allocated for 2014, according to a Chinese-language Liberty Times report. The capex will be used mainly for the company's development of new manufacturing technologies...

Photonics Festival in Taiwan set to begin

Jun 15, 22:21

The 2015 Photonics Festival in Taiwan is taking place in Taipei during June 16-18, with more than 500 exhibitors showcasing the latest optoelectronics technologies and development trends from the optoelectronics industries and featuring 1,011 booths to attract more than 30,000 visitors from over 40...

The 2015 Photonics Festival in Taiwan is taking place in Taipei

Parade to acquire Cypress TrueTouch Mobile business

Jun 12, 10:51

Parade Technologies and Cypress Semiconductor have entered into a definitive agreement under which Parade will acquire Cypress's TrueTouch Mobile touchscreen business for an aggregate acquisition price of US$100 million in cash, according to the companies.

Corning and Tianma announce new developments

Jun 11, 22:00

Corning and Tianma Micro-Electronics Group have announced Tianma's selection of Corning Lotus NXT Glass for its two new LTPS display panels. Tianma successfully incorporated Lotus NXT Glass into its 5.46-inch and 4.97-inch Full HD products. Tianma creates LTPS panels for use in high-resolution smartphones...

Irico invests CNY315 million to establish new 8.5G facilities

Jun 11, 21:53

China-based Irico Electronics will invest CNY315 million (US$50.75 million) to construct new 8.5G glass substrate back-end producing facilities that are expected to have a yearly production capacity of 950,000 substrates.

Chimei expects mass production delays at new China polarizer facilities

Jun 10, 14:43

Chimei Materials will see mass production delays at its new polarizer facilities in Kunshan, China due to ongoing safety inspections and required safety measures the company will need to implement, according to the company.

Wah Hong reports 31% on-year decline for May 2015

Jun 9, 22:05

Optical film maker Wah Hong has reported its May 2015 revenues reached NT$738 million (US$23.74 million), down 8.84% on month and down 31.92% on year.

Coretronic ships 6.75 million BLUs in May

Jun 9, 21:38

Coretronic shipped 6.75 million backlight units (BLUs) and 91,200 DLP projectors in May, growing 3% and 12% respectively on month, according to the company.

Radiant Opto-Electronics reports revenues for May

Stockwatch - Jun 8, 16:06

Radiant Opto-Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.985 billion (US$95.98 million)for May 2015, representing a 8.31% drop on month and 0.85% increase on year.

Fingerprint sensor module prices to nearly halve in 2H15

Jun 4, 21:03

Fingerprint sensor modules will be priced at as low as US$4 per unit in the second half of 2015, compared with US$7-8 early in the year, according to industry sources.

TV chip suppliers look to peripherals for profit growth

Jun 4, 19:03

TV-use IC suppliers have turned their focus to over-the-top (OTT) devices and peripherals for smart TVs that yield higher profits, according to industry sources.

Welcome to the Computex of Things

Jun 1, 19:36

Computex Taipei, the largest ICT trade show in Asia and the second largest in the world, will begin its 35th year today, attracting over 130,000 visitors, including 38,000 international visitors. While Computex will feature more than 1,700 exhibitors and more than 5,000 booths, this year the show will...

Panasonic to add BLU production lines at plants in Mexico and Brazil

May 28, 21:11

Panasonic has announced it will add new production lines for backlight unit (BLU) manufacturing at its Panamex plants in Mexico and TV-manufacturing plants in Brazil. The plan is expected to help shorten the processing time between order placement and shipments.

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