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  • Global 1Q15 semiconductor sales rise 6%, says SIA

    Bits + chips | 10h 7min ago

  • TSMC InFO-WLP technology to generate significant revenues starting 2016

    Bits + chips | 10h 9min ago

  • WiseChip sending samples for PMOLED technology in wearables

    Displays | 10h 11min ago

  • UTAC expects up to 6% sales growth in 2Q15

    Bits + chips | 10h 13min ago

  • PC demand slow in 2Q15, say Taiwan IC design firms

    Bits + chips | 10h 19min ago

  • Taiwan April CPI up on month, down on year, says DGBAS

    Bits + chips | 10h 21min ago

  • MediaTek subsidiary completes acquisition of Alpha

    Bits + chips | 10h 23min ago

  • Unity Opto Technology April revenues hit record

    Before Going to Press | 10h 31min ago

  • Digitimes Research: EU requirement for daytime running lights drives demand for LEDs

    Before Going to Press | 10h 32min ago

  • Innolux optimistic about 4K TV panel shipments in 2015

    Before Going to Press | 10h 33min ago

  • First-tier China smartphone vendors suffer shortage of Sony-made CMOS image sensors

    Before Going to Press | 10h 34min ago

  • Commentary: Acer, Asustek dive into smartphones, wearable devices may not bear fruit

    Before Going to Press | 10h 35min ago

  • Lextar Electronics sees slight increase in April revenues

    Before Going to Press | 10h 36min ago

  • China market: iPhone device sales total US$16.8 billion in 1Q15

    Before Going to Press | 10h 36min ago

  • Global TV shipments grow 3% in 2014, says DisplaySearch

    Before Going to Press | 10h 37min ago

  • AcBel Polytech nets NT$0.23 per share for 1Q15

    Before Going to Press | 10h 46min ago

  • Philips price competition may force out small China LED light bulb vendors

    Before Going to Press | 10h 49min ago

  • IC distributor WT Micro 1Q15 sales meet guidance

    Before Going to Press | 10h 52min ago

  • Getac Technology April revenues down on month, up on year

    Before Going to Press | 10h 53min ago

  • Tatung to not deal out 2014 dividend

    Before Going to Press | 10h 53min ago

  • Chicony Electronics nets NT$0.91 per share for 1Q15

    Before Going to Press | 10h 53min ago

  • Largan Precision sees increased April revenues

    Before Going to Press | 10h 55min ago

  • China market: Prices for quad- and 8-core handset chips to fall

    Before Going to Press | 11h 1min ago

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Tablet market losing demand

May 4, 22:07

Apple has recently reported results for the fiscal second quarter of 2015 ended March 28, 2015 and saw strong iPhone 6 and Mac products shipments, but its iPad shipments were only 12.62 million units, down 23% on year, showing that demand for tablets is shrinking quickly and most tablet players are...

iPad shipments expected to decline over 20% in 2015

May 4, 21:56

Due to weak tablet demand in the market, the supply chain estimate that shipments for Apple iPad products will be down over 20% on year in 2015.

Apple iPhone captures 12% smartphone market share in China in 1Q15, says Strategy Analytics

May 4, 12:12

Smartphone shipments to China totaled 109.8 million units in the first quarter of 2015, rising 17% from 93.6 million units a year earlier, according to Strategy Analytics. Xiaomi maintained first position, but Apple is rapidly closing the gap with a 12% market share in second place.

Acer prefers profitability to PC shipment growth, says founder

Apr 29, 14:33

Acer will focus on developing product lines that will benefit its business development and will give up the policy of ramping up shipments at the expense of profitability, according to company founder Stan Shih.

SSD, eMMC controllers drive Silicon Motion sales growth in 1Q15

Apr 28, 15:25

NAND flash device controller supplier Silicon Motion Technology has reported slight sequential growth in net sales for the first quarter of 2015, driven by rising sales of client SSD controllers and stable growth in sales of eMMC chips.

Communications and computer systems to drive IC sales across all regions, says IC Insights

Apr 27, 15:05

Communication and computer systems are forecast to account for the greatest percentage of IC sales in every geographic region – Americas, Europe, Japan and Asia-Pacific – in 2015, according to IC Insights.

Digitimes Research: Global notebook shipments to grow 11% sequentially in 2Q15

Apr 27, 12:37

Global notebook shipments are expected to stage a rebound in the second quarter of 2015, reaching a sequential growth rate of 11%, while narrowing the on-year decline rate to 1.2% compared to a 4.7% recorded in a quarter earlier, according to Digitimes Research.

Acer founder to pass down shareholding to eldest son, hoping to bring added value to company

Apr 21, 10:41

Commenting on his successor, Acer founder Stan Shih pointed out that his eldest son Maverick Shih, president of Acer's Build Your Own Cloud (BYOC) business, will inherit his shareholding and become a director that is able to provide added value. As for whether his son will become a future CEO or chairman,...

Taiwan should not be discouraged by not being founding member of AIIB, says Stan Shih

Apr 14, 15:42

Commenting on Taiwan not being able to become a founding member of Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) led by protests from the China government, Acer founder Stan Shih said Taiwan should not be discouraged and should still participate in the bank since it is the responsibility of Taiwan to...

Acer March revenues down over 19% on year

Stockwatch - Apr 13, 10:53

Acer has reported consolidated revenues of NT$24.744 billion (US$792 million) for March 2015, representing a 19.86% increase on month, but decreasing 19.64% on year.

Notebook shipments of Taiwan players from 2006-2015

Apr 11, 18:14

Taiwan makers produced over 90% of the notebooks worldwide in 2008. The top-five notebook makers – Quanta Computer, Compal Electronics, Wistron, Inventec and Asustek Computer – contributed 88% of the shipments from Taiwan.

Win Semi 1Q15 sales rise 3.5%

Apr 8, 21:22

Pure-play gallium arsenide (GaAs) foundry Win Semiconductors saw its first-quarter revenues increase 3.5% sequentially bucking seasonal trends.

Asustek to add fingerprint ID function to ZenFone in 2H15, says paper

Newswatch - Mar 30, 23:02

Asustek Computer is planning to add fingerprint identification functionality to its ZenFone smartphones in the second half, at the soonest and the function will become a default feature for the ZenFone 3 in 2016, according to a Chinese-language Apple Daily report citing company president Jerry...

China market buoying iPhone shipments

Mar 24, 20:58

Sales of Apple's iPhone 6 have been strong particularly in China driving growth in the smartphone's shipments, according to sources at upstream suppliers.

China market driving iPhone shipment growth

Qualcomm vying for chip orders from Samsung

Mar 23, 23:26

Qualcomm, which is believed to have lost processor orders for the Galaxy S6 series smartphones from Samsung Electronics, is vying for orders for the upcoming Galaxy Note 5, according to industry sources.

samsung

Digitimes Research: White-box tablet players turn to Windows 2-in-1s using Intel Bay Trail in 2Q15

Mar 23, 15:51

Shipments for white-box tablets using Intel solutions enjoyed significant growth on quarter in the fourth quarter of 2014 and are expected to see flat performance or drop slightly in the first quarter of 2015 despite the quarter being the traditional slow season. Compared to shipments for MediaTek,...

Supply chain has weak order visibility for 3Q15 despite Windows 10 launch

Mar 23, 15:32

With Intel having recently lowered its revenue forecast for the first quarter, sources from the upstream supply chain have pointed out that channel demand remains weak and order visibility until the third quarter is still unclear. Despite the fact that Microsoft is planning to release Windows 10 in...

Asustek recruiting new blood for emerging businesses

Mar 19, 13:32

Asustek Computer is planning to hire 1,000 new employees in 2015 starting March as the company has been aggressively expanding its emerging businesses such as Internet of things (IoT) and wearable devices. Asustek currently has about 10,000 employees worldwide.

Asustek recruiting new blood for emerging businesses

Digitimes Research: Dual-OS tablets becoming popular in white-box market, but Google GMS remains an obstacle

Mar 18, 15:04

China's second-tier and white-box players have recently turned their focuses to dual-OS (operating system) tablets and are aggressively preparing to ship these products to overseas markets.

VAIO expected to become strong competitor to Sony in smartphone industry

Mar 16, 22:18

Japan-based notebook brand vendor VAIO, originally Sony's notebook department that was later sold to investment firm Japan Industrial Partners (JIP), has recently launched a VAIO branded smartphone and is expected to become a strong competitors of Sony's Xperia smartphones, according to sources from...

PC long-term outlook improves slightly, says IDC

Mar 13, 16:38

Worldwide PC shipments are expected to fall by 4.9% in 2015, a drop from the previous forecast of 3.3%, while growth projections for 2016 and 2017 were raised slightly, according to the IDC Worldwide Quarterly PC Tracker. Fourth-quarter-2014 results were 1.7% ahead of forecast, but economic and product...

Worldwide tablet growth hits brakes, slowing to low single digits in the years ahead, says IDC

Mar 13, 16:05

Following the first on-year decline in worldwide tablet shipments in the fourth quarter of 2014, IDC has scaled back its five-year forecast for the product category. Worldwide shipments are expected to reach 234.5 million units in 2015, a modest on-year increase of 2.1% from 2014. Although the outlook...

HP unveils ultra-thin enterprise notebooks

Mar 12, 14:48

Hewlett-Packard (HP) has unveiled its new enterprise notebooks, the EliteBook Folio 1020 and 1020 Special Edition in Bangkok, Thailand.

Nick Lazaridis, senior vice president of Printing and Personal Systems business

Taiwan market: LG launches mobile products for teenagers and children

Mar 12, 11:59

LG Electronics has launched a new mid-range smartphone the LG AKA for the 10-18 age group and the KizOn smart bracelet for children in the Taiwan market.

Quanta sees revenues drop in February

Stockwatch - Mar 11, 15:10

Quanta Computer has reported consolidated revenues of NT$55.015 billion (US$1.74 billion) for February 2015, representing a 21.55% drop on month and 20.64% drop on year.

Acer revenues fall in February

Stockwatch - Mar 11, 14:43

Acer has reported consolidated revenues of NT$20.644 billion (US$652.82 million) for February 2015, representing a 9.09% drop on month and 15.64% drop on year.

Digitimes Research: Apple notebook shipments to grow 30% sequentially in 2Q15 thanks to new MacBook products

Mar 11, 14:23

Apple is set to ship its new 12-inch MacBook on April 10 and has also upgraded the specifications of its MacBook Pro/Air notebooks. At the same time, Apple is reducing the inventory of previous-generation products that are expected to be cannalized by the new offerings. During this transition period,...

Digitimes Research: Notebook shipments by major brands, ODMs decline in February

Mar 11, 10:47

Notebook shipments (excluding detachable models) by the world's top-five brands and top-three ODMs declined 13% and 18%, respectively, in February, affected by reduced work days in the month, high inventory levels of consumer models left over from the previous year, as well as the impact caused by...

Apple unveils new ultra-thin 12-inch MacBook

Mar 10, 12:19

Apple has unveiled a new MacBook product line with every component having been redesigned to create a Mac that weighs two pounds and is 13.1mm thin, according to the vendor. The new MacBook features a 12-inch Retina display, a full-size keyboard, the new Force Touch trackpad, a USB-C port for data...

Apple new 12-inch ultra-thin MacBook

Apple Watch available in 9 countries on April 24

Mar 10, 11:26

Apple has announced that the Apple Watch will be available on April 24 to customers in Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, the UK and the US.

Apple Watch smartwatches

ASE grabs SiP module orders for iPhone 6S and 7, says report

Stockwatch - Mar 9, 21:50

A recent Chinese-language Commercial Times report quoted sources from Apple's supply chain as saying that Taiwan's Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) has obtained assembly orders for SiP (system-in-package) modules used in the iPhone 6S and 7 devices, which are slated for launch at the...

Notebook ODMs see on-month revenue decline in February

Mar 9, 21:33

Notebook ODMs Compal Electronics, Wistron and Inventec have announced their revenues for February, all dropping from a month ago. Wistron's February revenues had the least on-month decline among the three.

Taiwan market: Alienware returns

Mar 9, 11:46

Dell has launched its new Alienware gaming notebooks in Taiwan with a top-end 17-inch model priced as high as NT$127,900 (US$4,074). Dell Taiwan president Terence Liao pointed out that Dell sees great potential in Taiwan's niche PC market segments.

Dell pushing into Taiwan gaming PC market

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

Mar 4, 22:00

At the ongoing Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2015, MediaTek has introduced two new 64-bit quad-core processors for smartphones and tablets.

Digitimes Research: Taiwan IC design industry output value to grow 13% in 2015

Mar 3, 20:28

The production value of Taiwan's IC design industry will rise 13.1% in 2015, thanks mainly to continued-strong demand coming from the smartphone sector, according to Digitimes Research.

Haier entering tablet OEM business

Mar 2, 22:57

China-based Haier is exhibiting several own-brand LTE-based tablets at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2015 and the company will also step into the tablet OEM business to start landing orders for LTE tablet manufacturing.

Samsung to unveil Galaxy S6 at MWC; initial shipments to top 50 million units

Feb 26, 13:47

Samsung Electronics is expected to unveil its new flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S6, at the upcoming Mobile World Congress (MWC), according to suppliers in Taiwan's handset supply chain. The local suppliers expect initial shipments of the Galaxy S6 to reach 50 million units.

Digitimes Research: Google to finish 2-in-1 Chromebook development in 1Q15

Feb 13, 14:22

Google is planning to push 2-in-1 devices in 2015, according Digitimes Research's inquiries within the upstream supply chain. Google's 2-in-1 Chromebook designed by Quanta Computer is expected to be completed by the end of the first quarter.

Wistron optimistic about business prospects for 2015

Feb 12, 14:33

Notebook ODM Wistron is optimistic about the business prospects for 2015 as a steady economic recovery in the US will help offset a growth slowdown in China, according to company chairman Simon Lin.

Wistron chairman Simon Lin

Pegatron sales buoyed by iPhone 6 shipments

Feb 12, 11:24

Pegatron Technology saw its January revenues grow 3.28% sequentially and 28.98% on year to NT$118.05 billion (US$3.75 billion) mainly thanks to orders for the iPhone 6.

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.

Qualcomm fined US$975 million by China's NDRC, but relieved investigation is over

Feb 10, 17:10

Qualcomm has announced that it reached a resolution with China's National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) regarding the NDRC's investigation of Qualcomm under China's Anti-Monopoly Law (AML), with the NDRC imposing a fine on Qualcomm of CNY 6.088 billion (approximately US$975 million).

Notebook ODMs see declines in January revenues

Feb 10, 12:07

Notebook ODMs Compal Electronics, Wistron and Inventec saw their revenues drop by double-digit percentages on month in January, with their sales likely to continue to decline in February before rebounding in March, according to industry sources.

SK Hynix says its 8Gb LPDDR4 being adopted in new flagship smartphone

Feb 9, 21:53

SK Hynix has announced that its 8-gigabit (8Gb) low-power DDR4 (LPDDR4) memory has been adopted in a brand-new smartphone model. Built using 20nm process technology, the memory works at 3200Mbps and ultra low-voltage of 1.1V.

Asustek sees decline in January revenues

Feb 9, 21:48

Asustek Computer has announced consolidated revenues of NT$34.97 billion (US$1.1 billion) for January, down 17.6% on month and 0.34% on year. The company pointed out that the results are expected since demand from China still has not yet recovered, while shipments to the US and Western Europe have...

Digitimes Research: Global notebook shipments by top vendors and ODMs decline significantly in January

Feb 9, 16:03

Notebook shipments (excluding detachable models) by the top-five vendors as well as top-three ODMs suffered a sequential decline of 25% and 19%, respectively, in January due to a high level of inventory at channels which resulted mainly from excess shipments of consumer models by Hewlett-Packard (HP)...

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.

Digitimes Research: Global tablet shipments to tumble 30% sequentially in 1Q15

Feb 4, 14:52

Global tablet shipments are expected to plunge by 30% sequentially to 52.15 million units in the first quarter of 2015, according to Digitimes Research.

Apple PC shipments to grow 10-15% in 2015, say Taiwan makers

Feb 4, 11:55

Apple's PC shipment performance will beat the industry's average in 2015 as it did in 2014, and total shipments of its Mac-series notebooks and desktops are likely to grow 10-15% on year to 20-23 million units in 2015, from 19.59 million units shipped a year earlier, according to Taiwan-based supply...

Acer online ticket services deserve praise, says founder

Jan 29, 15:00

Acer's recently handling of online ticket sales for concerts by Taiwan-based singer Jody Chiang through its cloud system was a success despite some quarrels during the process, according to Acer's founder Stan Shih.

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