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  • 30% of 50-inch LCD TVs shipped in 2015 to be Ultra HD

    Displays | 10h 15min ago

  • Taiwan solar cell makers looking for idle equipment in China

    Green energy | 10h 18min ago

  • ASMedia appoints lawyers to defend patent lawsuit against VIA

    IT + CE - Stockwatch | 10h 22min ago

  • Worldwide server market grew 4.8% in shipments, while revenues increased 2.2% in 4Q14, says Gartner

    IT + CE | 10h 24min ago

  • Samsung loses top position in global 4Q14 smartphone market, says Gartner

    Mobile + telecom | 10h 27min ago

  • Smartphone platform providers eyeing emerging Africa market

    Mobile + telecom | 10h 32min ago

  • Digitimes Research: 24- and 27-inch monitor retail pricing increases in February

    Displays | 10h 36min ago

  • MWC 2015: MediaTek intros 64-bit SoCs for smartphones and tablets

    Bits + chips | 10h 38min ago

  • Casetek sees weaker profits in 4Q14

    Before Going to Press | 10h 47min ago

  • Casetek rumored to land chassis orders for iPhone for 3Q15

    Before Going to Press | 10h 49min ago

  • Mitac expected to see growing cloud computing sales in 2015

    Before Going to Press | 10h 50min ago

  • Japan market: ZTE to launch Blade S6 for mid-range segment

    Before Going to Press | 10h 51min ago

  • Nvidia invites Tesla CEO to chat on smart automobile industry at GTC 2015

    Before Going to Press | 10h 51min ago

  • Chipset vendors, equipment suppliers gearing up efforts to develop LTE-U devices

    Before Going to Press | 10h 52min ago

  • TSMC wins processor orders for second-generation Apple Watch, say rumors

    Before Going to Press | 10h 55min ago

  • Taiwan January manufacturing production index down on month, up on year, says MOEA

    Before Going to Press | 10h 57min ago

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Power supply makers aggressively pursuing EV opportunities

Mar 4, 16:13

Power supply makers and energy management solution providers including Delta Electronics, AcBel Polytech and Zippy Technology have all been aggressively pushing into the electric vehicle (EV) market, developing drive motors, battery management systems and smart power charging systems, according to...

Power supply makers see potential in the EV market

Commentary: Galaxy S6 to bring significant impact on supply chains

Mar 4, 12:07

The launch of the Galaxy S6 may help Samsung Electronics revive its flagging smartphone business thanks to improvements in terms of product design and functionality. And yet, the new Galaxy smartphone may bring significant impact on the upstream supply chains.

Samsung Galaxy S6

MWC 2015: Intel launches new mobile SoCs, LTE solution

Mar 3, 22:14

Intel CEO Brian Krzanich has announced a series of mobile platforms including the company's new low-cost system-on-chip (SoC) for phones, phablets and tablets, a global LTE solution, new personal computing experiences, and a range of customers for mobile device and network infrastructure offerings.

Intel Atom x3 processor

Sysgration lands orders for electric bus-use battery modules from CSR

Mar 3, 20:50

Sysgration has obtained orders for battery modules for use in 500 electric buses from China-based maker CSR, with each module priced at CNY750,000 (US$119,590) and shipments to begin in June 2015, according to the company.

Ichia reports 40% on-year revenues decline during February

Stockwatch - Mar 3, 20:40

Ichia Technologies has reported consolidated revenues of NT$483 million (US$15.38 million) for February 2015, representing a 39.93% drop on month and 41.41% drop on year.

AcBel Polytech to deal out cash dividend of NT$1.60

Mar 2, 10:42

Power supply maker AcBel Polytech will distribute a dividend per share of NT$1.60 (US$0.051), all in cash, for 2014, accounting for 75.83% of the corresponding net EPS of NT$2.11, according to the company.

Samsung intros 128GB UFS storage for smartphones

Mar 2, 10:37

Samsung Electronics has announced that it is now mass producing 128GB ultra-fast embedded memory based on the Universal Flash Storage (UFS) 2.0 standard for smartphones. The new embedded memory's UFS 2.0 interface is the most advanced JEDEC-compliant, next-generation flash memory storage specification...

Samsung UFS embedded memory

JEDEC publishes eMMC 5.1 standard

Feb 25, 14:59

JEDEC Solid State Technology Association has announced the publication of JESD84-B51: Embedded MultiMediaCard (eMMC), Electrical Standard (5.1). eMMC v5.1 defines new features and updates for this embedded mass-storage flash memory that is widely used in smartphones and other mobile devices. Intended...

Foxlink eyeing merger with Japan-based makers, says report

Newswatch - Feb 24, 11:08

Taiwan-based electronic connector maker Foxlink (Cheng Uei Precision Industry) has planned to acquire small- to medium-size Japan-based makers to upgrade its technological capability in industrial automation, precision molding and optical devices, according to Chinese-language newspaper Economic...

Foxlink chairman optimistic about wearables and USB Type-C connectors

Feb 17, 15:43

Commenting on the company's outlook for 2015, Foxlink chairman Guo Tai-qiang has said that wearable devices and USB Type-C connectors will become growth drivers for Foxlink.

Guo Tai-qiang, Foxlink chairman

Use of helium-filled HDDs in data centers to drastically rise in 2015, says HGST president

Feb 17, 11:39

A large increase in the use of helium-filled hard disk drives (HDDs) in data centers is expected in 2015 mainly because more platters can be held in an HDD of the same volume than an air-filled HDD, according to HGST president Mike Cordano.

Samsung announces mass production of 14nm FinFET mobile chips

Feb 16, 18:52

Samsung Electronics has begun mass production of mobile application processors built using 14nm FinFET process technology.

Intel reportedly to delay launch of 14nm Skylake desktop CPUs

Feb 16, 15:54

Intel reportedly has informed its motherboard partners that it will delay the release of its 14nm Skylake desktop CPUs and corresponding 100-series chipsets to the end of August, compared to its original schedule set for the second quarter of 2015, according to sources in Taiwan's motherboard indust...

Asustek sees decreased 4Q14 profit

Feb 16, 11:36

Asustek Computer saw net profit of NT$4.509 billion (US$143 million) for the fourth quarter of 2014 decrease by 22.41% on quarter and by 20.77% on year mainly due to loss of NT$713 million from foreign exchange, the company said at an investors conference on February 13.

Asustek Computer CEO Jerry Shen

Cloud applications to boost storage demand: Q&A with Seagate senior sales and marketing VP BS Teh

Feb 12, 15:23

The applications, demand and service areas for the global storage device industry have seen profound changes due to the emergence of mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets, as well as the rise of cloud and Big Data applications. Although nearly 40% of global information is currently stored...

Seagate BS Teh

Delta Electronics sees January revenues increase

Feb 11, 13:42

Power supply maker and energy management solution provider Delta Electronics on February 10 reported consolidated revenues of NT$16.785 billion (US$529 million) for January, growing 3.38% on month and 13.85% on year.

Notebook component suppliers ramping shipments of high-end parts to beef up profits

Feb 11, 11:34

Suppliers in the notebook component supply chain in Taiwan plan to raise shipment ratios of high-end components and parts in order to boost their profitability in 2015, according to sources in the supply chain.

Transcend reports decreased revenues for January

Feb 10, 20:10

Memory module company Transcend Information has announced consolidated revenues of NT$2.11 billion (US$66.9 million) for January 2015, down 4.6% on month and 13.6% on year.

Lite-On Technology January revenues down on month, up on year

Feb 9, 21:54

EMS provider Lite-On Technology on February 9 reported consolidated revenues of NT$18.975 billion (US$599 million) for January, decreasing by 7.15% on month but increasing by 7.04% on year.

Robot supplier Hiwin reports sales gains for January

Newswatch - Feb 9, 11:01

Ballscrew and robot maker Hiwin Technologies saw its revenues grow 0.7% sequentially and 25% on year to NT$1.32 billion (US$41.69 million) in January driven by growing demand for automation equipment.

Largan Precision sees January revenues rise 66% on year

Stockwatch - Feb 6, 15:27

Largan Precision has reported consolidated revenues of NT$4.034 billion (US$128.06 million) for January 2015, representing a 29.9% drop on month and 66.16% increase on year.

Sinbon Electronics sees increased January revenues

Feb 6, 11:47

Electronic connector maker Sinbon Electronics has reported monthly revenues of NT$1.04 billion (US$32.8 million) for January 2015, increasing 10.5% on month and 15.7% on year.

Power supply device maker Zippy ramping capacity to meet rising demand

Newswatch - Feb 5, 22:14

Taiwan-based power supply device maker Zippy Technology is ramping up its production capacity in Taiwan and the US in order to increase demand from its clients in the server and industrial computer sectors, according to the company.

Apple reportedly to diversify LCD driver IC suppliers

Feb 5, 20:55

Apple is looking to diversify its LCD driver IC suppliers and move away from its dependence on Synaptics (formerly Renesas SP Drivers; RSP), according to industry sources.

0.4mm thermal pipes may be used in smartphones in 2015, say Taiwan makers

Feb 5, 20:51

Notebook thermal pipe makers have further reduced diameters from 0.6mm to 0.4mm and thereby are likely to see 0.4mm pipes adopted by smartphone vendors in 2015, according to Taiwan-based supply chain makers.

ASRock ships 6.2 million motherboards in 2014; expects to return to 7 million units in 2015

Feb 4, 22:09

ASRock shipped 6.2 million motherboards in 2014, far below its expectation at the beginning of the year and down from 7.6 million units in 2013 as the vendor decided to not join the price war started by Asustek Computer and Gigabyte Technology, according to sources from channel retailers. For 2015,...

Samsung mass producing high-density ePoP memory for Smartphones

Feb 4, 20:52

Samsung Electronics has announced that the company is mass producing ePoP (embedded package on package) memory, a single memory package consisting of 3GB LPDDR3 DRAM, 32GB eMMC and a controller. For use in high-end smartphones, the extremely-thin ePoP combines all essential memory components into a...

Lite-On Technology expects 2015 operating margin to exceed 4.7%

Feb 4, 11:35

EMS provider Lite-On Technology will focus on growth in profits rather than revenues in 2015, expecting 2015 net operating margin to exceed 4.7%, according to company CEO Warren Chen.

Connector maker Aces aims to achieve annual revenues of NT$10 billion in 3 years

Feb 3, 15:50

Taiwan-based connector maker Aces Electronics is looking to achieve annual revenues of NT$10 billion (US$316.13 million) and net profit margins of 10% within three years, according to company chairman Yuan Wan-ting.

Intel to acquire Lantiq

Feb 2, 22:05

Intel has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Lantiq, a supplier of broadband access and home networking technologies. The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions and regulatory approvals. The transaction is expected to close in approximately 90 days. Deal terms were not disclose...

Nokia N1 component suppliers see limited orders

Feb 2, 21:56

Although Nokia's new N1 tablet has strong demand in China, sources from related upstream component suppliers pointed out that they are still seeing weak orders from the vendor and are unlikely to see any major growth in the near future because of seasonal factors.

Young Optics 4Q14 gross margin hits record

Feb 2, 10:53

Optical module and component maker Young Optics has posted quarterly record gross margin of 29.44% for fourth-quarter 2014, on consolidated revenues of NT$1.369 billion (US$43.9 million).

Digitimes Research: WPC far surpasses PMA in wireless power charging certification

Jan 30, 16:05

682 products offered by 128 vendors/makers had obtained Wireless Power Consortium (WPC) technological certification for wireless power charging as of the end of 2014, while there were only 24 products offered by eight vendors/makers passing certification by the Power Matters Alliance (PMA), according...

Thermal module maker Taisol looks to 10-15% revenue growth in 2015

Jan 30, 14:34

Connector and notebook thermal module supplier Taisol Electronics is expected to see its revenues grow 10-15% in 2014 from NT$2.63 billion (US$83.37 million) recorded a year earlier, according to industry sources.

Asustek facing challenges in 2015

Jan 29, 15:20

Although Asustek was able to achieve revenue growth in 2014, the company's mobile devices and motherboard businesses are still surrounded by tough competitors. However, the Taiwan-based vendor is still optimistic about its performance in 2015 and expects its smartphone business to advance to a bigger...

Intel cooperates with Spreadtrum, Rockchip to tap China mobile chip solution market

Jan 28, 15:18

Intel has closely cooperated with China-based IC design houses Spreadtrum Communications and Rockchip Electronics to promote its platforms in the China market in order to compete with Qualcomm and MediaTek for smartphone- and tablet-use chip solutions, according to Taiwan-based supply chain makers.

Foxconn taking different approach on patent management

Jan 27, 12:10

Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) has recently changed its strategy for patent acquisition and instead of trying to push the number of patents, the Taiwan-based maker is now looking to enhance patents' value, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.

Asustek ships 5 million, Gigabyte 3.6 million graphics cards in 2014

Jan 26, 15:13

Although the global graphics card market suffered an about 10% decline in shipments in 2014, Asustek Computer still managed to maintain its graphics card shipments at five million units in 2014, while Gigabyte shipped about 3.6 million units in the year, according to sources from the graphics card...

Intel said to form stylus alliance

Jan 23, 16:05

Intel has recently invited several touch sensor IC designers to form an alliance, looking to establish a specification standard for stylus to make the input device usable across different mobile devices including the tablet, notebook and smartphone, according to sources from IC designers.

China smartphone vendors keen to adopt metal-stamping chassis

Jan 23, 16:02

China smartphone vendors are keen to adopt unibody metal-stamping chassis for their smartphones because of low production costs. Stamping can produce large volumes of products in a short time to meet requirements of a market where product life cycles are typically short, according to sources from chassis...

Metal chassis makers expected to achieve good revenue performances in 1Q15

Jan 23, 15:05

Despite the first quarter being the traditional slow season, Taiwan-based metal chassis maker Catcher Technology is expected to see its revenues drop only 6% sequentially thanks to orders from Apple, while Uneec is also expected to achieve revenues of NT$900 million (US$28.59 million) with orders from...

AMD facing declining graphics card market share

Jan 23, 14:27

AMD is seeing its share in the graphics card market declining as its business re-organization in the second half of 2014 has impacted its R&D and marketing. Seeing demand for AMD graphics cards growing weak, several vendors have reduced their shipment proportions to avoid inventory building up,...

Second-tier motherboard players planning new strategies for 2015

Jan 21, 22:07

Facing fierce competition from the top-two players, Asustek Computer and Gigabyte Technology, small motherboard players such as ASRock, Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) and Micro-Star International (MSI) have all been adjusting their business strategies, looking to maintain their profits.

Rising competition from China supply chain: Q&A with Compal president Ray Chen

Jan 21, 11:18

Compal Electronics was one of the pioneers that relocated its major production base to China from Taiwan in 1990 and has since then transformed itself into an IT conglomerate with annual revenues topping over NT$700 billion (US$22.17 billion).

Compal president Ray Chen

ECS sees Classmate PCs and Liva X mini PCs boost profits

Jan 20, 13:49

Despite seeing motherboard shipments and profits continuing to decline, Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) is enjoying stable profits from its Classmate PC and Liva X mini PC product lines which together contributed about 30% of ECS' overall revenues in 2014, according to company president Sunny Yang...

Second-generation Liva X mini PC from ECS

Robot supplier Hiwin set to enjoy strong sales in 2015

Jan 19, 12:20

Taiwan-based ballscrew and industrial robot supplier Hiwin Technologies expects its sales in China, Japan, Europe and the US in 2015 to be better than those recorded a year earlier thanks to growing demand for automation equipment from the manufacturing sector, according to company chairman Eric Cho...

Intel aims to ship at least 44 million tablet APs in 2015

Jan 16, 16:22

Intel achieved its goal of shipping 40 million tablet APs in 2014 and for 2015, Intel has raised the goal by 10% to 44 million units, to account for one third of the non-Apple tablet shipments in 2015, according to sources from tablet players.

AcBel Polytech expanding product lines

Jan 16, 15:39

Taiwan-based power supply maker AcBel Polytech has been developing new products, including models for use in consumer electronics and industrial equipment, according to the company.

Largan Precision 4Q14, 2014 revenues, net profits hit records

Jan 16, 11:18

Largan Precision, a Taiwan-based maker of lens modules used in smartphones, tablets and notebooks, has reported highest-ever results for the fourth quarter and the entire 2014.

Commentary: Foxconn achieves success in one-stop service

Jan 15, 14:30

The Foxconn Group's one-stop service integrating design, manufacturing and sales has achieved initial success in the release of Nokia N1 in China recently, where the initial shipments of 20,000 units were sold out in four minutes and orders for the device have kept growing.

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