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  • Intel defines 6 desktop market segments for CPU platforms, say Taiwan makers

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  • Chipbond to boost sales generated from non-driver ICs, says report

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  • Demand for UV-A LEDs may take off in 2015, say Taiwan makers

    Before Going to Press | 4h 1min ago

  • PTI looks to moderate growth in 3Q15

    Before Going to Press | 4h 2min ago

  • PC replacement pushed by Windows 10 may come slowly, sat Taiwan makers

    Before Going to Press | 4h 2min ago

  • Taiwan market: Samsung to launch tablet Galaxy Tab S2

    Before Going to Press | 4h 4min ago

  • Taiwan IoT makers have to develop innovative applications to compete in global IoT market, says Acer founder

    Before Going to Press | 4h 6min ago

  • Epistar may suffer 3Q15 net loss per share of NT$0.18

    Before Going to Press | 4h 7min ago

  • Sony to launch new-generation optical discs in cooperation with Panasonic, says Nikkei

    Before Going to Press | 4h 8min ago

  • Taiwan accepts ITA 2

    Before Going to Press | 4h 10min ago

  • Baidu posts 2Q15 revenues of CNY16.58 billion

    Before Going to Press | 4h 11min ago

  • MediaTek 3Q15 sales to rise 15-20%

    Before Going to Press | 4h 11min ago

  • China IC backend firms reportedly obtain orders from Qualcomm, MediaTek

    Before Going to Press | 4h 12min ago

  • China-, Taiwan-based makers hike August prices for solar-grade polycrystalline silicon wafers

    Before Going to Press | 4h 12min ago

  • Digitimes Research: Taiwan makers to see flat shipment growth for large-size panels in 2H15

    Before Going to Press | 4h 13min ago

  • AUO expects weak panel demand in 2H15

    Before Going to Press | 4h 14min ago

  • Smartphone vendors uninterested in Windows 10, say Taiwan makers

    Before Going to Press | 4h 14min ago

  • E Ink and Netronix jointly invest in new development facilities

    Before Going to Press | 4h 15min ago

  • Inotera raises capex for 2015

    Before Going to Press | 4h 16min ago

  • China market: Meizu to start marketing fast mobile chargers

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Digitimes Research: Global tablet shipments decline 10% in 2Q15

Jul 28, 15:16

Global tablet shipments declined 10% sequentially and over 15% on year to reach only 45.76 million units in the second quarter, according to Digitimes Research's latest report on the global tablet market. Major markets felt the impacts of weak currencies; mid-range to entry-level large-size smartphones...

Commentary: China notebook ODMs set to ramp up shipments

Jul 28, 11:35

Although the production capability of China-based notebook ODMs is still too small to make a significant impact on their Taiwan-based counterparts, the notebook supply chain in China stands a chance of expanding their presence in the global notebook industry.

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Worldwide smartphone market posts 11.6% increase in 2Q15, says IDC

Jul 27, 19:48

Vendors shipped a total of 337.2 million smartphones worldwide in the second quarter of 2015, up 11.6% from the 302.1 million units shipped a year ago, according to IDC.

Asustek CFO David Cheng dies

Stockwatch - Jul 27, 15:59

Asustek Computer announced on July 24 that its CFO David Cheng has died and the company is currently assisting Cheng's family handling related matters. The death so far has not yet made any major impact on the company's operation, according to a company post on Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE).

Altek offers wireless live broadcasting camera

Jul 23, 15:58

Digital camera ODM Altek has offered altek Cubic Live, a smart wireless live broadcasting camera for use in camera drones, according to the company.

Apple sees growing Mac shipments in 2015

Jul 23, 12:07

Apple has revealed it shipped 4.8 million Mac products in its fiscal third-quarter 2015 (ended June 27, 2015), up 5% sequentially and 9% from the same period a year ago. Sources from Apple's upstream supply chain noted that their orders for Mac products for the second half are stable and the overall...

Intel preparing to release notebook Skylake in October

Jul 23, 10:06

Following the upcoming release of desktop Skylake processors at Gamescom in Germany in August, Intel's Skylake processors for notebooks will start showing up in October. The CPU giant is planning to launch a total of 18 notebook Skylake processors in the fourth quarter, looking to help boost notebook...

Mobile DRAM prices to fall on excess smartphone inventory

Jul 22, 20:39

Prices for mobile DRAM memory are set to fall substantially due to excess smartphone inventory, according to sources at memory makers.

Taiwan market: Tsann Kuen, Lenovo enhance cooperation

Jul 22, 15:53

Tsann Kuen, an IT and consumer electronics retail chain in Taiwan, and Lenovo on July 21 strengthened their cooperation, with members of Tsann Kuen entitled to Lenovo products at discounted prices and Lenovo notebooks, tablets, desktops and other devices available for sale at all 319 Tsann Kuen chain...

Tsann Kuen, Lenovo enhance cooperation

DRAM contract prices to fall further, says DRAMeXchange

Jul 21, 22:03

DRAM contract prices discontinued their six-month rally in November 2014, and have fallen since, according to DRAMeXchange. Growing chip supplies, coupled with weak PC sales and decelerating smartphone demand, have caused the prices to continue falling.

Apple becomes top vendor of wearable bands in 2Q15, says Canalys

Jul 21, 22:00

Apple became the world's leading vendor of wearable bands in the second quarter of 2015, according to Canalys. With shipments of 4.2 million units, Apple overtook Fitbit, Xiaomi and all the smartwatch vendors, despite the Apple Watch's significantly higher pricing.

MediaTek likely to cut shipment target for 2015

Jul 20, 15:56

MediaTek is likely to revise downward its handset-IC shipment target for 2015 to about 400 million units from 450 million, a 10% cut, according to market sources.

Tablet vendors pushing new strategies for tablet business line

Jul 20, 15:23

As demand for tablets has been weakening, tablet brand vendors worldwide have been adjusting their strategies for the product line. Apple and Microsoft are both planning to release large-size tablets or 2-in-1s with disaplys bigger thatn 12-inch, while Asustek Computer and Samsung Electronics are pushing...

Digitimes Research: Taiwan 3Q15 notebook shipments expected to drop 12.2% on year

Jul 16, 22:15

Taiwan-based ODMs will ship an estimated 32.067 million notebooks (not including detachable hybrid models) during the third quarter of 2015, accounting for 81.6% of the global total and increasing 2.4% on quarter but decreasing 12.2% on year, according to Digitimes Research.

Apple introduces new iPod touch

Jul 16, 14:41

Apple has introduced its latest iPod touch and unveiled a new lineup of colors for all iPod models, including gray, silver, gold, pink and blue. The iPod touch features a new 8 megapixel iSight camera for photos, FaceTime HD camera, the A8 chip and the M8 motion coprocessor.

TSMC, Samsung start A9 chip mass production

Jul 16, 14:28

TSMC and Samsung Foundry, which share orders for Apple's A9 application processors, have both started volume production of the chips, according to industry sources.

Microsoft new Surface tablet expected to be launched in October

Jul 16, 12:22

Following the recent market rumor that Microsoft has placed a large order for Samsung Electronics' 256GB solid state drive (SSD) to be used for its new Surface tablet, the related upstream supply chain reportedly has recently been notified to start mass shipments of components in September with the...

China market: 4G handset shipments soar in 1H15

Jul 15, 21:55

China shipped a total of 237 million handsets in the first half of 2015, rising 7.4% from a year earlier, with shipments of 4G models increasing 381.8% on year to 195 million units, according to data from China Academy of Information and Communications Technology (CAICT).

Asustek expected to ship 6-7 million tablets in 2015, down 30% on year, says paper

Newswatch - Jul 14, 22:50

Asustek Computer is planning to release inexpensive ZenPad series tablets to help boost its tablet shipments in 2015, but some market watchers still expect the company's tablet shipments to reach only 6-7 million units in 2015, down 30% from 9.4 million units in 2014, according to a Chinese-language...

Wearable device orders may not be strong enough to support supply chain growth

Jul 14, 15:14

Although many brand vendors have launched wearable products, orders for wearable devices may not be sufficient to drive growth for related component suppliers. The vendors have many different devices and each of them needs only a small amount of components support, according to sources from the upstream...

Upstream supply chain expect weak 2H15 PC performance

Jul 13, 16:08

With AMD having lowered its second-quarter revenues guidance, and Asustek Computer downwardly adjusting its notebook shipment goal for 2015 by almost three million units, the upstream supply chain is seriously concerned about the PC industry's performance in the second half of the year.

Apple cautious about placing orders for 12.9-inch iPad

Jul 13, 15:33

Apple's upstream supply chain is expected to start supplying components for the upcoming 12.9-inch iPad in late-September and the device is expected to become available in the market after mid-November; however, Apple is rather cautious about placing related orders and the initial shipment volume is...

Worldwide PC shipments declined 9.5% in 2Q15, says Gartner

Jul 10, 11:56

Worldwide PC shipments totaled 68.4 million units in the second quarter of 2015, a 9.5% decline from the second quarter of 2014, according to preliminary results by Gartner. This was the steepest PC shipment decline since the third quarter of 2013. PC shipments are projected to decline 4.4% in 2015.

Gartner cuts 2015 chip market growth forecast again

Jul 10, 10:21

Worldwide semiconductor revenues are forecast to reach US$348 billion in 2015, a 2.2% increase from 2014, according to Gartner. The prediction, however, is down from Gartner's previous estimate of a 4% increase.

Foxconn reports increased sales for June

Jul 10, 10:19

Foxconn Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$318.56 billion (US$10.27 billion) for June, up 5.62% sequentially and 0.49% on year.

Asustek announces growth in June revenues, but reduces annual notebook shipment forecast

Jul 9, 13:54

Asustek Computer has announced consolidated revenues of NT$41.68 billion (US$1.34 billion) for June, up 23.75% on month and 22.91% on year, but has reduced its notebook shipment forecast for 2015 to 20 million units, down from 22.8 million units and lower than 2014's 20.3 million units.

Large-screen smartphone shipments to rise 66% in 2015, says IC Insights

Jul 9, 10:16

Large-screen smartphones, or phablets with displays of five inches or greater, are on track to surpass worldwide shipments of tablet computers in 2015, according to IC Insights. The popularity of extra-large smartphones continues to gain momentum with unit shipments expected to reach 252 million in...

Digitimes Research: Shipments of Intel CPU-based Android tablets to decline in 2015

Jul 8, 14:12

Global shipments of Android-based tablets powered by Intel CPUs are expected to drop to 10.8 million units in 2015, down from14.23 million shipped a year earlier. Meanwhile, sales of Android smartphones powered by Intel's processors are likely to surpass 10 million units in the year, according to Digitimes...

Solomon Systech launches PMOLED driver ICs for wearable displays

Jul 6, 21:53

Solomon Systech has announced the expansion of its passive matrix OLED (PMOLED) driver family with a new product, SSD1317, which targets the rapidly growing wearables market.

Getac reports growth in June revenues

Jul 6, 21:46

Taiwan-based ruggedized PC vendor Getac Technology has announced consolidated revenues of NT$1.56 billion (US$50.42 million) for June, up 11.3% on month and 14.8% on year with the amount for the first half of 2015 reaching NT$8.67 billion, up 17.7% on year. The company expects its revenue ratio for...

Digitimes Research: Tablets with phone functionality from white-box players to suffer over 15% decline in 2Q15

Jul 3, 16:07

While visiting Southern China's white-box tablet supply chain, Digitimes Research discovered that shipments of white-box tablets with phone functionality saw their first on-year drop in the second quarter. This is because their major markets have experienced weak economy and competition is also growing...

India to be second-largest smartphone market by 2017, says Strategy Analytics

Jul 2, 22:13

Worldwide smartphone sales are forecast to grow from 1.5 billion units in 2015 to a record 1.7 billion by 2017, according to Strategy Analytics. China, India and the US are the big three countries driving smartphone growth worldwide.

Notebook demand not strong as expected in 2H15, overall shipments to drop on year in 2015

Jun 29, 15:31

Notebook demand may not see as strong growth in the second half as originally expected and overall shipments are expected to decline to 160 million units in 2015, down 5% on year with some conservative players even forecasting the number to reach only 150 million units, down a double-digit percentage...

Wistron conservative about 2H15 notebook shipments, says chairman

Jun 29, 11:19

Wistron's first-half 2015 notebook shipments fell far short of expectation and the second-half volume will not grow more than 10% sequentially, according to company chairman and CEO Simon Lin.

Wistron chairman and CEO Simon Lin

Compal 2015 shipment goals unchanged, says president

Jun 29, 11:00

Compal Electronics in early 2015 set a goal of shipping 45.2 million notebooks, 50.5 million tablets, smartphones and other smart mobile devices as well as 4.4 million LCD TVs in 2105, and although global demand for such products so far in 2015 has been short of original expectation, the ODM's shipmment...

Compal president Ray Chen (right) and chairman Rock Hsu (center)

PCB firm Tripod to deal out 2014 dividend of NT$2.75

Jun 26, 11:16

Tripod Technology announced at its shareholders meeting on June 25 that it will deal out a cash dividend per share of NT$2.75 (US$0.09) for its 2014 operations.

SMIC to form R&D joint venture with Huawei, Qualcomm and Imec

Jun 24, 14:47

Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC), China's top foundry chipmaker, has announced plans to form a joint venture with Huawei, Qualcomm, and nano-electronics research institute Imec.

IC substrate, PCB makers seeing shipments pick up

Jun 23, 21:15

Taiwan's major IC substrate and PCB manufacturers have all ramped up their shipments for new mobile devices set to roll out in the second half of 2015, according to industry sources.

Commentary: The gaming notebook industry heats up

Jun 23, 12:40

Competition in the gaming notebook segment is surely to become keener in the second half of 2015 as notebook brands including Acer, Asustek Computer, Dell, Gigabyte Technology and Micro-Star International (MSI) together are expected to launch at least 10 new 15- to 17-inch gaming notebooks in the fourth...

Apple in-house developing TDDI solutions, say Taiwan chipmakers

Jun 22, 15:18

Apple is internally developing touch and display driver integration (TDDI) single-chip solutions for its iPhones, according to sources in Taiwan's IC design industry.

IC suppliers expect orders to flow in August

Jun 17, 14:56

Downstream clients are expected to step up their pace of orders between the end of July and early August as they are about to complete inventory clearance and begin preparing for new product roll-outs, according to sources at IC suppliers.

Global wearable shipments to reach 45-50 million in 2015

Jun 17, 11:42

The release of the Apple Watch will help accelerate the growth of the wearable market, pushing global shipments of wearable devices to 45-50 million units in 2015, up 125-150% from 20 million units shipped a year earlier, according to sources at Taiwan's supply chain.

High inventory levels signal further declines for MEA PC market, says IDC

Jun 15, 15:42

The Middle East and Africa (MEA) PC market suffered an on-year decline of 9.6% in the first quarter of 2015, with shipments to the region totaling 4.3 million units. That's according to the latest market insights by IDC, which attributed the market's poor performance to currency fluctuations in a number...

Thin and terminal client results disappoint in 1Q15, says IDC

Jun 15, 15:40

The global thin and terminal client market deteriorated during the first quarter of 2015, declining 7.8% on year, according to the IDC Worldwide Quarterly Enterprise Client Device Tracker.

Asustek net profit deceases in 2014

Jun 12, 15:20

Asustek Computer has posted consolidated revenues of NT$477.4 billion (US$15.43 billion) for 2014, up 3% on year and net profit of NT$19.47 billion, down 9% on year. The 2014 net profit dropped on year because in 2013 the company's earnings were boosted by substantial non-operating incomes from selling...

Tablet vendors developing models for business, gaming and education applications

Jun 11, 14:20

Tablet brands are developing models for business, gaming and education applications as a means to cushion off the impact of slacking demand caused by the rising popularity of large-size smartphones and are expected to begin rolling out new models in the third quarter of 2015, according to sources at...

Asustek revenues drop on year in May

Stockwatch - Jun 10, 16:32

Asustek Computer has reported consolidated revenues of NT$33.682 billion (US$1.09 billion) for May 2015, representing a 1.94% increase on month and 8.58% drop on year.

Acer revenues drop on year in May

Stockwatch - Jun 10, 16:31

Acer has reported consolidated revenues of NT$17.664 billion (US$571.61 million) for May 2015, representing a 11.63% increase on month and 30.86% drop on year.

HiTi Digital to launch 2nd-generation Pringo portable photo printer

Jun 10, 15:56

Dye-sublimation-based digital photo printer and card printer maker HiTi Digital has unveiled second-generation Pringo, a portable digital photo printer model, and will launch it in Taiwan and Hong Kong in July 2015 as well as Japan, South Korea, the US, and Europe in 2016, according to the company.

Compal ships 3.1 million notebooks, Inventec 1.3 million in May

Jun 10, 15:49

Notebook ODM Compal Electronics has announced consolidated revenues of NT$64.55 billion (US$2.09 billion) for May, up 4.72% on month, but down 5.08% on year and its notebook shipments for the month totaled 3.1 million units, up from 2.6 million units in April. Meanwhile, Inventec shipped 1.3 million...

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