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  • MediaTek reportedly uses TSMC 20nm process to manufacture 10-core chip solutions

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  • Over 60 million iPhone 6s to be shipped in 2Q15, say Taiwan makers

    Before Going to Press | 16min ago

  • Policies are more important than facilities for Taiwan to promote art innovation, says Acer founder

    Before Going to Press | 17min ago

  • Digitimes Research: Global tablet shipments in 1Q15 down 35.3% on quarter

    Before Going to Press | 17min ago

  • Acer prefers profitability to PC shipment growth, says founder

    Before Going to Press | 21min ago

  • Tainergy to issue 50 million new shares to raise capital

    Before Going to Press | 27min ago

  • Asustek, Samsung, LG looking to in-house developed operating systems for smart watches, say Taiwan makers

    Before Going to Press | 29min ago

  • CSOT launches new 8.5G fab estimated to bring over US$3 billion a year in revenues

    Before Going to Press | 31min ago

  • Netronix to deal out 2014 dividend of NT$5.00

    Before Going to Press | 33min ago

  • Taiwan market: Samsung to launch entry-level tablet Galaxy Tab A

    Before Going to Press | 33min ago

  • Silicon Motion to acquire China PCIe SSD firm

    Before Going to Press | 37min ago

  • Largan to deal out 2014 dividend of NT$51.00

    Before Going to Press | 38min ago

  • AUO talks up business strategy in 2015

    Before Going to Press | 38min ago

  • PV system vendors, China and Taiwan makers cooperate to develop PERC Mono Like solar cells

    Before Going to Press | 39min ago

  • Digitimes Research: Taiwan makers small- to medium-size panels drop over 19% in 1Q15

    Before Going to Press | 46min ago

  • Digitimes Research: Taiwan IC design industry output value to rise 14.3% in 2Q15

    Before Going to Press | 47min ago

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AMD to launch Godavari APUs at end of May, say Taiwan makers

Apr 27, 11:04

AMD will launch Godavari series APUs at the end of May to compete with Intel's Broadwell and Skylake platforms, according to Taiwan-based supply chain makers.

Acer re-launches Predator gaming notebook lineup

Apr 24, 15:34

Acer has resumed its gaming notebook business line and re-launched a series of products under its Predator-sub-brand.

Wireless charging module makers to offer dual- or multi-mode solutions, say Taiwan makers

Apr 24, 14:06

Wireless charging module suppliers have geared up efforts to develop dual- or multi-mode models in order to cope with the rising popularity of wireless charging applications, according to sources at Taiwan's supply chain.

Spreadtrum chipsets adopted for Samsung WCDMA tablets and smartphone

Apr 23, 15:54

Spreadtrum Communications has announced that its quad-core mobile chipset, the SC7730ST, and its dual-core mobile chipset, the SC7727S, have been adopted by Samsung Electronics in a series of tablets and smartphones.

Seagate sees gross margins at around 29% in 1Q15

Apr 23, 14:01

Seagate has announced revenues of US$3.3 billion for the first quarter of 2015 (or the third quarter of fiscal 2015) with gross margins at 28.7%, net profits reaching US$291 million and EPS at US$0.88. For non-GAAP results, Seagate had gross margins of 28.9%, net profits of US$357 million and EPS of...

Apple expected to adjust orders to upstream partners to maintain profits and reduce risks

Apr 20, 15:57

Apple is expected to adjust orders to its upstream partners for iPhone 6 and Apple Watch components in the third quarter to minimize the risk of putting all its eggs in one basket as well as maintain gross margins, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.

CMC Magnetics downsizes capital by 17.18%

Stockwatch - Apr 20, 12:19

Blank optical disc maker CMC Magnetics will reduce paid-in capital by 17.18% from NT$25.816 billion (US$830 million) to NT$21.381 billion to cover cumulative net loss and to improve financial health, according to the company.

Largan Precision nets NT$32.86 per share for 1Q15

Apr 17, 11:54

Handset-use lens module maker Largan Precision recorded net EPS of NT$32.86 (US$1.04) for the first quarter of 2015, according to the company at an April 16 investors conference.

Intel pushes into mini desktop market in 2015

Apr 16, 10:09

Despite weak global PC sales, inexpensive mini desktops are still seeing strong demand from consumers, prompting Intel to strengthen its mini desktop platform R&D and related marketing, according to sources from the upstream supply chain. In addition, Intel is also aggressively promoting its Compute...

Dual-lens modules become mainstream smartphone camera solution, says Altek chairman

Apr 15, 14:37

Taiwan-based vendor HTC in 2014 took the initiative to adopt a dual-lens camera solution for its flagship smartphone M8, prompting other vendors to followed suit. Dual-lens modules are becoming a mainstream solution for smartphone cameras starting 2015, according to Alex Hsia, chairman for Taiwan-based...

Dell, Asustek to launch products supporting USB Type-C, says paper

Newswatch - Apr 14, 15:49

After Apple's adoption of the USB Type-C port on its 12-inch MacBook, Dell also recently announced to use the technology for its 11-inch tablet and Asustek Computer is planning to launch gaming notebooks with USB Type-C support in the second half at the earliest, according to a Chinese-language Apply...

Taiwan supply chain makers hope for increased adoption of force touch solutions

Apr 13, 16:09

With Apple's adoption of force touch technology onto the trackpad of its new MacBook, related component makers hope the trend will prompt other notebook vendors to adopt the solutions for their products, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.

Transcend 1Q15 SSD sales approach total for 1H14

Apr 13, 15:21

Transcend Information saw its cumulative 2015 shipments of SSD (solid state drive) products through March reach nearly the total shipped in the first half of 2014, according to the Taiwan-based company.

Micro-Star International reports revenues for March 2015

Stockwatch - Apr 10, 16:18

Micro-Star International (MSI) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$6.824 billion (US$218.6 million) for March 2015, representing a 20% increase on month but a 10.06% drop on year.

Delta Electronics reports revenues for March 2015

Stockwatch - Apr 10, 15:46

Delta Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$14.745 billion (US$464 million) for March 2015, representing a 26.32% increase on month and 3.96% drop on year.

Foxlink sees flat revenue performance in March

Apr 10, 14:52

Taiwan-based connector maker Foxlink has announced consolidated revenues of NT$6.28 billion (US$201.47 million) for March, up slightly from NT$62.7 billion in February, but down 12.73% on year. The company's first-quarter consolidated revenues were NT$21.61 billion, down 9.43% on year.

Realtek March revenues rebound

Stockwatch - Apr 9, 20:23

Networking IC design company Realtek Semiconductor has reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.55 billion (US$81.8 million) for March 2015, up 21% sequentially and 2.2% from a year ago.

Gigabyte reports revenues for March

Stockwatch - Apr 9, 16:12

Gigabyte Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$4.4 billion (US$141.52 million) for March 2015, representing 36.66% increase on month and 19.26% increase on year.

Chicony sees revenues increase in March

Stockwatch - Apr 9, 16:00

Chicony Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$6.439 billion (US$206.94 million) for March 2015, representing a 31.43% increase on month and 1.02% increase on year.

TEEMA chairman expects 10-20% growth in electric vehicle industry scale each year; optimistic about Taiwan supply chain

Apr 9, 14:19

While participating in an Automobile show in Taiwan, Taiwan Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers' Association (TEEMA) chairman and chairman of Foxlink Guo Tai-qiang noted that in the next several years the electric vehicle industry will see 10-20% growth in scale each year and Taiwan's experience...

XYZprinting aims to ship 120,000 3D printers in 2015

Apr 9, 11:59

Taiwan-based XYZprinting aims to ship 120,000 3D printers in 2015, according to company chairman Simon Shen.

XYZprinting 3D printer da Vinci Jr. 1.0

IDF Shenzhen 2015: Intel announces series of new products, investments and collaborations in China

Apr 9, 11:36

As Intel celebrates 30 years of local and global technology innovation this year with China, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich has announced additional investments and collaborations that promise to deliver value across a range of industries for the smart, connected world.

Automated equipment component makers brace for strong sales in 2015

Apr 9, 10:52

Taiwan-based automated equipment component suppliers, including TBI Motion Technology, Chieftek Precision and Hiwin Technologies, are expected to keep their sales momentum in 2015 thanks to rising demand for automated equipment, according to industry sources.

Lite-On Technology sees revenues stay flat on year in March

Apr 8, 21:50

Lite-On Technology has reported revenues of NT$18.19 billion (US$585.73 million) for March, up 26% sequentially and unchanged from a year earlier. Revenues for the first quarter of 2015 totaled NT$51.55 billion, or at the same level of a year ago.

Commentary: ECS announces controversial high dividend plans

Apr 8, 15:28

Motherboard maker Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) caught the headlines recently due plans to distribute a cash dividend much higher than what it earned in 2014.

Global trends in electric vehicles

Apr 8, 11:55

Electric vehicles have been developing rapidly from the original hybrids, to parallel/serial and plug-in hybrids through the optimization of power drive designs. Since then, the industry has been able to develop all-electric models as the electronic and drive control technologies matured. All-electric...

Integrating upstream and downstream to build a comprehensive IoV structure

Apr 8, 11:50

Internet of Vehicles (IoV) is a subsection of the Internet of Things (IoT) that has been developing quite comprehensively, starting with telematics and progressing as new key technologies become mature.

Taiwan ICT industry looks to find new niches in automotive electronics market

Apr 8, 11:39

AutoTronics Taipei is underway and will run from April 8-11 2015 at the TWTC Hall 1 and Nangang Exhibition Hall, offering a professional platform for vendors to showcase an array of diversified products that will appeal to both Taiwan and international buyers, while also providing Taiwan makers of...

IDF Shenzhen 2015: Intel to show R&D progress and partnerships in China

Apr 7, 13:49

Intel will host its spring Intel Developer Forum (IDF) in Shenzhen, China from April 8-9 with keynotes from company CEO Brian Krzanich, announcements on the company's latest R&D progress, lineup and partnerships in China and covering fields including PCs, handsets, tablets, servers and Internet...

Largan March revenues increase

Apr 7, 12:23

Handset-use lens module maker Largan Precison has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.925 billion (US$125 million) for March, up 50 sequentially and 38.45% on year. January-March consolidated revenues totaled NT$10.567 billion, growing 54.08% on year.

Phison poised to expand SSD business

Apr 2, 11:08

NAND flash device controller supplier Phison Electronics is looking to expand its SSD operation in 2015, according to company chairman Khein-Seng Pua.

China market: Xiaomi unveils 5 new products

Mar 31, 21:56

Xiaomi Technology has unveiled five new products to celebrate its five-year anniversary. The new products include a pink edition Xiaomi Note, Hongmi 2A, Xiaomi 2 TV, Xiaomi scale and Xiaomi power supply adapter.

Xiaomi scale

Taiwan plastic chassis makers reducing capacities

Mar 31, 21:07

Ju Teng International Holdings, Huan Hsin Holdings and Zhan Yun Shanghai Electronics have been decreasing production capacities for plastic chassis due to shrinking demand for notebooks and fast growing adoption of metal-alloy chassis, according to industry sources.

Simplo pushing new businesses

Mar 31, 15:35

Notebook battery maker Simplo Technology is preparing to enter the automation and Internet of Things (IoT) industries in 2015 and is developing a smart robotic arm that will be installed at its production lines first at the end of 2015 and sold to other manufacturers later. The company is also developing...

Motherboard players unlikely to achieve shipment targets for 2015

Mar 31, 15:14

Since demand for motherboards from Europe and China is still weak, motherboard players such as Micro-Star International (MSI), Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) and Biostar are expected to see shipments decline in 2015. The top-2 vendors Asustek Computer and Gigabyte Technology may not be able to achieve...

Catcher says no major damage in China plant fire

Mar 30, 15:45

Notebook chassis maker Catcher Technology has reported that a minor fire broke out at its plant in Suzhou, China on March 28, but there were no injuries or major damage.

A fire at Catcher plant in Suzhou, China

Intel, Micron unveil new 3D NAND flash memory

Mar 30, 10:46

Intel and Micron have jointly announced the availability of their 3D NAND technology. This new 3D NAND technology, jointly developed by the companies, stacks layers of data storage cells vertically to create storage devices with three times higher capacity than competing NAND technologies. This enables...

3D NAND Die with M.2 SSD

Chicony achieves net profits of NT$4.08 billion in 2014; sees growing contribution from IoT products

Mar 27, 15:13

Chicony Electronics reported revenues of NT$80.11 billion (US$2.56 billion) for 2014 with gross profits reaching NT$12.55 billion, operating profits NT$4.68 billion, net profits NT$4.08 billion and EPS NT$6.22. The company will distribute dividends totaling NT$4.70 for 2014 with NT$0.05 in stock and...

WPC chairman visits Taiwan to promote Qi wireless charging

Mar 27, 14:55

Chairman of the Wireless Power Consortium (WPC) Menno Treffers has visited Taiwan to promote its Qi wireless charging standard. He said that WPC has over 210 members worldwide and 13% of these companies are from Taiwan.

Menno Treffers, chairman of WPC

Epson estimates US$1 billion market for various printing technologies in 2015

Mar 27, 13:15

The printer market, consisting of inkjet printers in the residential and commercial segments, is expected to reach 70 million in shipments while laser printer shipments are estimated to reach around 40 million globally, according to sources at Seiko Epson.

Taiwan IC design houses gearing up to offer solutions for USB Type-C

Mar 26, 22:23

More than 10 Taiwan-based IC design houses are engaged in the development of USB Type-C (USB-C) chip solutions, as they anticipate the interface will see widespread adoption, according to industry sources.

Lite-On Technology expects CCM revenue proportion for 13-megapixel models to rise to 50-60% in 2015

Mar 26, 14:46

Lite-On Technology expects the proportion of CCM (compact camera module) revenues for 13-megapixel models to increase from 30% in 2014 to 50-60% in 2015 due to increased orders for 13-megapixel CCMs from China- and South Korea-based smartphone vendors, the company said at a March 25 investors confer...

Asustek unveils ZenEar earphones for smartphones, says paper

Newswatch - Mar 26, 11:17

Asustek Computer has unveiled the ZenEar S and ZenEar Plus earphones in cooperation with 1More and the two are planning to develop more smartphone accessories, looking to expand their business opportunities from the smartphone industry, according to a Chinese-language Apply Daily report citing...

Sinbon expects 2015 revenues from wind power applications to grow 18-20%

Mar 20, 15:18

Electronic connector and cable assembly maker Sinbon Electronics expects revenues from components and devices used in wind turbine generators in 2015 to increase on year by 18-20%, with the corresponding revenue proportion to rise from 9.38% in 2014 to over 13%, according to the company.

Catcher Technology 2014 revenues hit record for 5th time straight

Mar 20, 11:32

Metal-alloy chassis maker Catcher Technology posted consolidated revenues of NT$55.277 billion (US$1.75 billion) for 2014, hitting an annual record for the fifth consecutive time, the company said at a March 19 investors conference.

Taiwan market: 171,126 printers shipped in 4Q14, says IDC

Mar 20, 11:04

There were 171,126 printers shipped in the Taiwan market during the fourth quarter of 2014, increasing 2% on quarter but decreasing 6% on year, according to IDC Taiwan.

Darfon unveils BESV brand for smart electric bicycles

Mar 18, 15:43

Keyboard and mouse maker Darfon Electronics has diversified into development and production of smart electric bicycles and has unveiled its BESV bike brand, according to the company.

Largan Precision expected to see continued growth in 2015

Mar 18, 12:06

Handset-use lens module maker Largan Precision is expected to see continued growth in 2015 despite a 35.1% sequential drop in February revenues to NT$2.616 billion (US$82.6 million), according to industry sources.

Gigabyte announces financial results for 2014

Stockwatch - Mar 17, 16:03

Gigabyte Technology's board of directors has approved its financial results for 2014, with consolidated operating income of NT$54.54 billion (US$1.72 billion), net profits before tax reaching NT$2.94 billion and EPS at NT$3.82, according to a company filing with the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE).

Digitimes Research: South Korea 2013 robot production valued at KRW2.42 trillion

Mar 16, 21:57

South Korea recorded production value of KWR2.42 trillion (US$2.3 billion) for robots mainly used in the industrial segment during 2013, growing on year by 6.5%, while KWR737.6 billion was for exports to China and emerging economies, up 23.9%,according to Digitimes Research, citing sources form the...

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