MediaTek to lag in 10nm-chip race, says paper
Newswatch - Feb 17, 12:37
MediaTek may suffer a setback in the ongoing 10nm mobile chip race as the Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) has reported that Xiaomi Technology has decided to not develop a customized 10nm Helio X30 chip with MediaTek.
Headset maker Merry sees earnings up over 200% in 2016
Newswatch - Feb 15, 15:29
Headset maker Merry Electronics has reported net profits of NT$2.01 billion (US$65.45 million) for 2016, increasing 214% from a year earlier. The earnings translated into an EPS of NT$11.02 for 2016, a significant improvement from NT$3.48 of a year earlier.
Robust fingerprint sensor demand continues to fill 8-inch fab capacity in 2017
Feb 14, 10:54
IC foundries will continue to see a pull-in of orders for fingerprint-recognition sensor chips to fill their 8-inch fab capacity in 2017, according to industry sources. Meanwhile, longtime market leader Fingerprint Cards (FPC) is facing more competition from China- and Taiwan-based players including...
New iPhone to enter production early, say sources
Feb 10, 14:24
Makers in the iPhone supply chain will start delivering parts and components for production of the next-generation iPhone series later in the first quarter of 2017, earlier than the schedule in previous years, according to industry sources.
Samsung developing clam-type smartphones, said sources
Feb 9, 10:23
Samsung Electronics reportedly is developing clam-type smartphones and is expected to begin small production of its first foldable model featuring a flexible AMOLED display in the fourth quarter of 2017, according to sources from Taiwan's handset supply chain.
FPCB maker Ichia sees revenues down in January
Stockwatch - Feb 6, 21:29
Flexible PCB and integrated component maker Ichia Technologies has reported consolidated revenues of NT$407 million (US$13.16 million) for January, down 25% on quarter and 14% on year.
Casetek shipping chassis to new smartphone client in China
Jan 25, 12:38
Taiwan-based chassis maker Casetek Holdings has landed orders from one of the top-5 smartphone vendors in China and has recently begun shipping products to the client, according to company CEO and president Gary Chuang.
Samsung, LG adopt thermal pipes for smartphones to be launched in 2017
Jan 18, 15:33
Samsung Electronics has adopted thermal-pipe heat dissipation solutions for its Galaxy S8 which will launch in March 2017, with thermal pipes to be produced by Taiwan-based Auras Technology and Chaun Choung Technology (CCI). Meanwhile, LG Electronics will use heat-pipes supplied by Japan-based Furukawa...
Smartphone vendors likely to brace for component shortages in 2017
Jan 16, 11:38
The risk for the global handset industry to brace for a shortage in supplies of some key components, including displays, memory products and optical sensing devices, in 2017 is rising due to strong demand from China-based smartphone vendors, according to sources from Taiwan's handset supply chains.
Ichia sees earnings increase 5-fold sequentially in 4Q16
Newswatch - Jan 12, 15:39
Flexible PCB and handset component maker Ichia Technologies has reported net profits of NT$115 million (US$3.604 million) for the fourth quarter of 2016, a five-fold increase from the previous quarter.
Silitech reports decreased sales for December
Stockwatch - Jan 9, 10:04
Chassis and component maker Silitech Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$180.86 million (US$5.642 million) for December 2016, down 0.25% from the previous month and 43.83% from a year earlier.
Largan Precision December revenues hit 14-month high
Jan 5, 22:25
Smartphone-use lens module maker Largan Precision on January 5 reported consolidated revenues of NT$5.446 billion (US$170 million) for December, the highest monthly level since November 2015 and increasing 4.58% on month and 36.87% on year.
Ichia revenues fall 17% in 2016
Stockwatch - Jan 4, 10:51
Flexible PCB and handset component maker Ichia Technologies has reported consolidated revenues of NT$541 million (US$16.7 million) for December 2016, down 8% sequentially but up 7% on year.
Taiwan Mobile to reduce capex for 2017
Dec 20, 14:15
Taiwan Mobile (TWM) expects its capex for 2017 to be significantly lower than the amount it spent in 2016 due to decreased spending on establishing network infrastructure, according to company president James Jeng.
InvenSense EIS solution adopted by Oppo
Dec 15, 10:12
InvenSense, a provider of MEMS sensors, has announced its electronic image stabilization (EIS) solution adopted for the recently-released Oppo R9S and R9S Plus smartphones.
Synaptics announces optical-based fingerprint sensors for smartphones
Dec 14, 21:52
Synaptics has announced a new family of Natural ID biometric authentication solutions that leverage high-performance, highly secure optical-based fingerprint sensors for smartphones and tablets. The new Synaptics FS9100 optical fingerprint sensor family is capable of high-resolution scanning through...
Silitech reports flat performance for November
Stockwatch - Dec 7, 13:55
Chassis maker Silitech Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$181.31 million (US$5.675 million) for November, on par with the NT$181.3 recorded a month earlier but down 40.73% from a year earlier.
Merry November revenues hit record for 6th straight month
Stockwatch - Dec 6, 15:45
Handset-use audio component maker Merry Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.09 billion (US$65.7 million) for November, hitting a monthly record for the sixth consecutive month and representing an increase of 7.32% on month and 75.92% on year.
Largan November revenues hit 12-month high
Dec 6, 11:11
Smartphone lens module maker Largan Precision has reported consolidated revenues of NT$5.208 billion (US$164 million) for November, increasing 2.65% sequentially but decreasing 8.75% on year. The sum is the highest monthly level since December 2015.
LandMark expects rebound in 1Q17, PCL sees boom in 4Q16
Dec 5, 11:47
LandMark Optoelectronics, a maker of GaAs- and InP-based epitaxial wafers used to make optical communication components, expects business to rebound in first-quarter 2017, while optical component and module maker PCL Technologies has seen booming business in fourth-quarter 2016 and expects the boom...
FPCB maker Ichia sees increased November revenues
Stockwatch - Dec 1, 22:11
Handset-use flexible PCB maker Ichia Technologies has reported consolidated revenues of NT$593 million (US$18.7 million) for November, growing 18.12% on month and 5.36% on year.
MediaTek enhances deca-core chip lineup
Dec 1, 14:54
MediaTek has announced new additions to its Helio X20 family of high-end mobile processors. The new Helio X23 and X27 offer the next level in user experiences by improving the overall performance, camera quality and power consumption of the SoC family, according to the company.
Digitimes Research: China mobile AP shipments to rise 11.6% in 4Q16
Nov 23, 22:31
Shipments of mobile application processors for smartphones and tablets in China are expected to grow 11.6% sequentially in the fourth quarter of 2016, thanks mainly to seasonal factors and inventory build-ups for the first quarter of 2017, according to Digitimes Research.
Market for 10nm mobile chips to heat up in 2017
Nov 22, 10:54
Qualcomm, Samsung Electronics, MediaTek, Apple and Spreadtrum Communications are gearing up to roll out their 10nm mobile chips which will be shipped in smartphones during 2017.