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  • UMC looks to wafer shipment and ASP growth in 1Q15

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  • Corning reports 4Q14 and 2014 financial results

    Displays | 6min ago

  • Taiwan market: Local retailers expect 20% sales growth from Ultra HD TVs

    Displays | 10min ago

  • Digitimes Research: China smartphone shipments drop 8.8% sequentially in 4Q14

    Mobile + telecom | 15min ago

  • Touchscreen controller IC vendors diversifying product lines

    Before Going to Press | 26min ago

  • Acer online ticket services deserve praise, says founder

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  • Digitimes Research: Global tablet shipments grow 16.9% sequentially in 4Q14

    Before Going to Press | 28min ago

  • SPIL nets NT$3.74 per share for 2014

    Before Going to Press | 28min ago

  • SPIL to offer fan-out packaging services in 2016

    Before Going to Press | 28min ago

  • Asustek facing challenges in 2015

    Before Going to Press | 30min ago

  • UMC expects wafer shipment and ASP growth in 1Q15

    Before Going to Press | 32min ago

  • Giga Solar Materials sees booming shipments of PV silver paste

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  • TPK expects fingerprint recognition touch panel orders to increase in 2015

    Before Going to Press | 33min ago

  • TV vendors optimistic about WCG LCD TV development in 2015

    Before Going to Press | 34min ago

  • SK Hynix posts record earnings for 4Q14 and 2014

    Before Going to Press | 35min ago

  • China software industry posts 2014 revenues of over CNY3.7 trillion, says MIIT

    Before Going to Press | 35min ago

  • China sets 2015 tentative target PV installation capacity of 15GWp

    Before Going to Press | 36min ago

  • Samsung to increase smartphone production in India, says report

    Before Going to Press | 38min ago

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Taiwan market: Xiaomi ships 100,000 smart bracelets in less than 2 months

Jan 28, 15:25

Xiaomi Technology has sold 100,000 units of its Xiaomi smart bracelets in the Taiwan market in less than two months. The vendor aims to ship 500,000 smart bracelets in the local market in 2015, according to sources at local retail channels.

Taiwan market: XYZprinting unveils SLA 3D printer

Newswatch - Jan 28, 15:13

3D printer vendor XYZprinting on January 27 unveiled the Nobel 1.0, a SLA (stereo lithography appearance) consumer 3D printer, for launch in the Taiwan market at a recommended retail price of NT$54,990 (US$1,754).

At least 30% of China-based white-box tablet vendors exit market, says report

Jan 28, 11:39

As the average gross margin for China-based white-box tablet vendors/makers dropped below 5% in 2014, at least 30% of them have withdrawn from the market and shifted production to mobile power supplies, driving recorders and mobile device accessories, according to China-based National Business...

Notebook vendors eye 12-inch notebooks

Jan 26, 22:25

Many notebook brand vendors are planning to release 12-inch notebooks for 2015 and expect the 12-inch product segment to enjoy the fastest growth for the year, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.

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Acer looks to stable smartphone business, says CEO

Jan 26, 16:35

Acer's smartphone business has not yet turned profitable, but it will continue to adopt a stable business model to look for business opportunities in the market, according to company CEO Jason Chen.

Jason Chen, Acer CEO

Still aiming at growth in PC market: Q&A with Lenovo Taiwan president Justin Liang

Jan 26, 12:02

Lenovo, which had the fourth-largest market share next to Asustek Computer, Acer and Apple in the Taiwan notebook market in 2014, aims at a 2-digit market share through focusing on business-use and mid-range to high-end consumer models in 2015. It also looks to double its tablet shipments in the local...

Lenovo Taiwan president Justin Liang

Taiwan market: Acer aims at 2-digit on-year growth in 1Q15 revenues

Jan 26, 11:33

Acer aims to see its first-quarter 2015 revenues in the Taiwan market increase by double-digits on year, according to Acer Taiwan general manager Tony Huang.

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.

Taiwan market: LG expects 20% sales growth in home electronics segment in 2015

Jan 23, 15:08

LG Electronics estimates it will see 20% on-year sales revenue growth in the Taiwan home electronics market driven by sales of refrigerators and washing machines, according to the Taiwan company branch.

Digitimes Research: Windows 10 unlikely to bring dramatic changes to mobile device market in 2015

Jan 23, 14:58

Microsoft on January 21, 2015 announced Windows 10, but Digitimes Research believes the operating system, though falling in line with the software giant's Mobile First, Cloud First strategy, is unlikely to make any dramatic change to the competition between notebooks, tablets and smartphones in 2015...

Digitimes Research: China players becoming strong threat to first-tier brand vendors

Jan 23, 14:04

Observing vendors' showcases at CES 2015, Digitimes Research believes first-tier notebook brand vendors' 2-in-1 devices are expected face fierce price competition from China's white-box products as well as other mobile devices including notebooks, tablets and smartphones. Meanwhile, China-based smartphone...

China market: IC demand for 4G smartphones to pick up after Lunar New Year holidays

Jan 22, 19:36

IC demand for 4G smartphones is set to pick up after the Lunar New Year holidays as China-based brand vendors and OEMs are gearing up for new product roll-outs in the second quarter, according to sources at Taiwan-based IC design houses.

Digitimes Research: CES 2105 highlights new developments of parts and components for smartwatches

Jan 22, 12:22

Smartwatch vendors were exhibiting new prototypes and newly developed parts and components, mainly displays, watchbands and sensors, to test the market responses during the recently concluded CES 2015, according to Digitimes Research.

HP appoints new chairman for China subsidiary H3C Technologies

Newswatch - Jan 22, 10:51

Hewlett-Packard (HP) has appointed chairman of HP China Mao Yunan to concurrently serve as new chairman of its subsidiary in Hangzhou, H3C Technologies. The move has reportedly triggered a strong protest from H3C's employees, arguing the appointment will affect the company's autonomy.

Chimei reports strong 4Q14 results due to home electronics sales

Jan 21, 21:59

Taiwan home electronics maker Chimei reported a 60% increase in sales during the fourth quarter of 2014 as the company shifted focus to sales of dehumidifiers, heaters and air ventilation systems.

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

Xiaomi shipment growth to benefit component suppliers

Jan 20, 19:58

Xiaomi is looking to ship 100 million smartphones in 2015, which will benefit its component suppliers such as HDI-board makers including Compeq Manufacturing, Zhen Ding Technology and Tripod Technology.

Digitimes Research: Global notebook shipments in 1Q15 to exceed 38 million units

Jan 20, 19:56

There will be 38.525 million notebooks shipped globally during the first quarter of 2015, decreasing 16.4% on quarter and 2.4% on year, according to Digitimes Research.

Profitability is priority, says Acer CEO

Jan 20, 14:59

Acer has modified its business operational strategies from focusing on revenues and market share to maximizing net profit, and it aims to hike revenue proportions for mobile terminal devices and cloud computing services based on PC sales, according to company CEO Jason 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

Taiwan market: PC vendors step up competition

Jan 19, 15:14

Toshiba reportedly will turn to focus mainly on enterprise products in Taiwan in 2015 as parts of its plan to gradually phase out from the consumer market worldwide and vendors including Hewlett-Packard (HP), Lenovo and Dell are all aggressively looking to fill in the empty spot to be left by Toshiba,...

Compal Electronics aims to ship 100 million devices in 2015, says president

Jan 19, 10:51

ODM Compal Electronics aims to ship 100 million notebooks, tablets, AIO (all-in-one) PCs, smartphones, LCD TVs and servers in total in 2015, according to company president Ray Chen.

Compal Electronics chairman Rock Hsu (right) and president Ray Chen at company year-end party

Acer leads in 4Q14 consumer PC, notebook sales in several countries

Jan 16, 15:17

Acer recorded the largest market shares for consumer PCs and notebooks in several countries including Austria, Germany, Denmark, the Netherlands, Sweden, the Philippines and Thailand, and the vendor also achieved good sales performance in the US, China, the UK and Mexico in the fourth quarter of 2014,...

Digitimes Research: Global notebook shipments in 4Q14 over 46 million units

Jan 15, 23:28

There were an estimated 46.059 million notebooks shipped globally during the fourth quarter of 2014, increasing by 3.1% on quarter and remaining unchanged on year, according to Digitimes Research.

Worldwide PC shipments grow 1% in 4Q14, says Gartner

Jan 15, 16:12

Worldwide PC shipments totaled 83.7 million units in the fourth quarter of 2014, a 1% increase from the fourth quarter of 2013, according to Gartner. These results indicate a slow, but consistent improvement following more than two years of decline.

Digitimes Research: Global tablet shipments to decline 11.8% in 2015

Jan 15, 15:07

Global tablet shipments are estimated to drop 11.8% on year to reach 244 million units in 2015 as demand for high-end and entry-level tablets has both become saturated, while large-size smartphones and inexpensive notebooks are gradually taking demand away from the device, according to Digitimes Research's...

Inventec chairman confident of shipping 100 million products in 2015

Jan 14, 23:18

Inventec chairman Richard Lee, at Xiaomi's product launch conference in Taiwan, pointed out that the company is expected to see about 100 million ODM/OEM product shipments in 2015, up 42% from 70 million units in 2014.

Richard Lee, Inventec chairman

Acer founder lauds CEO despite revenues decline

Jan 14, 15:01

Although Acer's consolidated revenues for 2014 hit an 8-year low, the company's founder Stan Shih still praised company CEO Jason Chen's performance, saying that it was not easy for Acer's business operation to swing from the red into profitability and, for the time being, profitability is more important...

Stan Shih, Acer founder

Worldwide tablet shipments rise at slower pace, says MediaTek

Jan 14, 14:06

Worldwide tablet shipments have risen at a slower pace and will grow at only a single-digit rate in 2015, according to MediaTek.

IHS identifies technologies to transform the world over next five years

Jan 13, 23:04

The Internet of Everything, cloud computing/big data and 3D printing are the three technologies most likely to transform the world during the next five years, according to IHS Technology.

Quanta ramping production of 12-inch MacBook Air, say supply chain sources

Jan 13, 15:12

Taiwan-based ODM Quanta Computer has begun volume production of the new 12-inch MacBook Air, paving the way for Apple to launch the device in the first quarter of 2015, according to sources at Taiwan-based supply chain.

Quanta December revenues highest in 2014

Jan 13, 14:15

Notebook ODM Quanta Computer has reported consolidated revenues of NT$88.843 billion (US$2.80 billion), hitting the highest monthly level in 2014. The figure represents a 9.91% sequential increase but a 6.08% on-year decrease.

Acer sees slightly increased December revenues

Jan 13, 12:02

Acer has announced revenues of NT$28.98 billion (US$913 million) for December, growing 1.72% on month and 2.09% on year. For all of 2014, revenues amounted to NT$329.84 billion, decreasing 8.4% from a year and representing the lowest annual level since 2007.

Synnex Technology December revenues up sequentially

Jan 13, 10:56

Taiwan-based IT and consumer electronics channel distributor Synnex Technology International has reported consolidated revenues of NT$31.94 billion (US$1.01 billion) for December, increasing 23.5% sequentially but decreasing 0.3% on year.

ECS denies reported withdraw from own-brand DIY motherboard business

Jan 12, 23:13

Taiwan-based Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS), in response to a report that it will quit production and marketing of its own-brand DIY motherboards and focus on motherboard ODM production beginning in 2015, has clarified that it will continue own-brand DIY motherboard business operations.

Inventec automating production lines in eastern China

Jan 12, 21:39

Taiwan-based notebook ODM Inventec, in order to reduce impact of continued wage hikes and tight supply of labor, started trial automation of production lines at factories in Shanghai, eastern China, in late November 2014 and expects to decrease labor input by 30% when the first phase of trial automation...

Asustek ships 22 million DIY motherboards in 2014

Jan 12, 12:02

IT vendor Asustek Computer shipped 5.6 million DIY motherboards in fourth-quarter 2014, leading to shipments of 22 million units for the whole year, which increased on year by 6.3%, according to the company.

Asustek reports revenues for December 2014

Stockwatch - Jan 9, 16:06

Asustek Computer has reported consolidated revenues of NT$42.26 billion (US$1.32 billion) for December 2014, representing a 13.66% drop on month and 5.95% increase on year.

Taiwan market: Epson launches cloud-based MFPs

Jan 9, 15:55

Seiko Epson has launched two cloud computing-based MFP (multi-function peripheral) models, Epson WF-2631 and Epson WF-2651, in the Taiwan market for sale at recommended retail prices of NT$3,890 (US$122) and NT$4,590 respectively, with small- to medium-size businesses and SOHO being target customers...

Epson WF-2651

Digitimes Research: Ultra HD BD players not likely to be available until end of 2015

Jan 9, 15:32

Panasonic is showcasing an Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc player (BDP) prototype at CES 2014 and is the only exhibitor with such a device at the show. Digitimes Research believes Ultra HD BDPs will wait at least until the end of 2015 before hitting store shelves, but demand may pick up in 2016.

Inventec notebook shipments down, Wistron up in December

Jan 9, 14:09

Inventec shipped 1.4 million notebooks in December, slipping on month by 200,000 units, while Wistron's notebook shipments for the month totaled two million units, up from November's 1.9 million.

New Wintel hard to drive PC replacement, say Taiwan makers

Jan 9, 12:06

Although Windows 10 and Intel's 14nm-based Skylake CPUs are both expected to launch in the third quarter, sources from the upstream supply chain are conservative about the new Wintel combination's ability to stimulate the replacement of PCs and expect their shipments for notebooks in 2015 to remain...

Samsung to post lower sales and profits for 2014

Jan 8, 21:21

Based on the company's guidance for the fourth quarter, Samsung Electronics is set to post a sales decline in 2014.

Tablet supply chain seeing rising demand for enterprise models

Jan 8, 16:11

The tablet supply chain is seeing brand vendor clients starting to develop enterprise models as the consumer market is no longer seeing strong demand as it did in the past few years, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.

Japan vendors see decreased November digital camera shipments, says CIPA

Jan 8, 15:47

Japan-based vendors, including Canon, Nikon, Panasonic, Sony and Olympus, shipped 4.313 million digital cameras globally in November 2014, decreasing 5.1% sequentially and 27.6% on year, and the corresponding shipment value of JPY99.29 billion (US$834 million) dropped 19.3% on year, according to Japan-based...

Digitimes Research: China white-box players accelerate LTE tablet supply to Russia vendors

Jan 8, 12:02

Despite the fact that Russia's IT market has been greatly impacted by the fast depreciation of the country's currency, Digitimes Research expects demand for LTE tablets from Russia to continue growing in 2015 due to the rise of its regional brand vendors and strong consumer demand for high price/performance-ratio...

Notebook supply chain building up inventories to minimize impact from labor shortage

Jan 8, 08:48

To avoid a labor shortage caused by the Lunar New Year holidays from impacting their shipments, notebook component suppliers have been building up their inventories recently with some suppliers already seeing their warehouses fully filled, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.

CES 2015: Gigabyte showcasing X99-SOC Champion motherboard

Jan 7, 15:47

Gigabyte Technology is exhibiting its latest innovations at CES 2015 in Las Vegas, the US during January 6-9, with a focus on X99-SOC Champion, a high-end motherboard equipped with Intel chipset X99 and supporting Core i7 CPU and DDR4 memory.

Gigabyte X99-SOC Champion motherboard

CES 2015: Asustek showcases ZenFone 2, ZenFone Zoom

Jan 7, 14:51

Asustek Computer is exhibiting two Android 5.0-based smartphones, the ZenFone 2 and ZenFone Zoom, at the 2015 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) taking place in Las Vegas during January 6-9.

Asustek ZenFone 2 smartphone

CES 2015: Sony displays new Ultra HD TVs

Jan 7, 14:18

Sony has announced that a total of 11 new Ultra HD Bravia LCD TVs will be on display at CES 2015, featuring new technologies such as the company's 4K Processor X1.

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