Apple tells supply chains it will use OLED in upcoming iPhones, says report
Nov 27, 14:09
Apple has notified supply chains that it intends to switch to OLED panels for iPhones released in 2017-2018 and is calling on display makers in Korea and Japan to begin expanding production for the technology, according to a new report from Nikkei Asian Review that quoted supply chain sources...
More China firms developing own ARM-based chips
Nov 26, 10:27
China-based ZTE has received a cash injection from the government enabling the company to accelerate the development of its own application processors, while Lenovo also intends to develop ARM-based chips in-house, according to industry sources.
Largan said to face increasing pressure from Kantatsu
Nov 25, 16:00
With Japan-based camera lens module maker Kantatsu's entry into Apple's iPhone supply chain and aggressively expanding its capacity, Taiwan-based Largan Precision, which has been the main supplier of iPhone's camera lens module, is seeing increased competition, according to sources from Taiwan-based...
China firm reportedly lands SiP device orders from Apple
Nov 25, 13:56
Jiangsu Changjiang Electronics Technology (JCET), China's largest semiconductor packaging and test services provider, has reportedly grabbed assembly orders for SiP (system-in-package) modules from Apple for 2016.
IC designers eye business opportunity from force touch solutions
Nov 24, 15:56
More Taiwan-based IC design houses, including FocalTech Systems and Himax Technologies, have stepped up their efforts to develop force touch sensors as China-based smartphone vendors Huawei and Xiaomi Technology are likely to launch flagship smartphones supporting 3D touch technology, according to...
Handset chassis maker AVY reports increased revenues for October
Newswatch - Nov 19, 14:45
Handset and digital camera chassis maker AVY Precision Technology has reported revenues of US$623 million (US$19 million) for October, increasing 12.1% from the previous quarter. Accumulated 2015 revenues through October totaled NT$4.79 billion, up 57% on year.
China Hi-Tech Fair 2015 starts
Nov 17, 12:17
China Hi-Tech Fair 2015 opened in Shenzhen on November 16, and will run until November 21. Several China government officials as well as executives at Chinese Academy of Engineering in China participated in the opening ceremony.
Silitech reports EPS NT$0.37 for 3Q15
Stockwatch - Nov 12, 10:19
Handset and automotive part maker Silitech Technology has reported net profits of NT$66 million (US$2.02 million) or NT$0.37 per share on revenues of NT$907 million for the third quarter of 2015.
China becoming a major investment market for Intel
Nov 5, 15:31
Intel Capital is estimated to invest a total of US$500 million in 2015. Prior to the end of October, Intel Capital had already invested US$168 million in China and with a separate US$1 billion investment in the Tsinghua Unigroup, several funds established specifically for China-based firms, and an...
LandMark Optoelectronics to expand capacity by 20%
Nov 4, 14:14
LandMark Optoelectronics, a maker of GaAs- and InP-based epitaxial wafers used to make laser diodes and photo detectors for optical communications, will expand production capacity by 20% through adding four MOCVD sets to reach 18 in total in the fourth quarter of 2015, according to the company.
Ichia Technologies sees decreased October revenues
Stockwatch - Nov 3, 15:27
Flexible PCB and handset chassis component maker Ichia Technologies has reported consolidated revenues of NT$598 million (US$18.4 million) for October, decreasing 6.12% on month and 35.42% on year.
MediaTek 3Q15 profits soar 25%
Oct 30, 15:45
MediaTek's net profits soared to almost NT$8 billion (US$246 million) in the third quarter of 2015 hitting the highest quarterly level for the year.
Huawei using more HiSilicon chips in high-end smartphones
Oct 30, 12:13
The ratio Kirin-series application processors, developed by HiSilicon Technologies, used in Huawei's mid-range and high-end smartphones has continued to increase, which is unfavorable to MediaTek, according to industry sources.
Taiwan PCB players to turn down slim-profit orders from smartphone vendors
Oct 20, 15:54
With demand for smartphones weakening and Apple's iPhone sales continuing to rise, some smartphone vendors such as HTC, Xiaomi Technology and Asustek Computer have been demanding that their upstream suppliers, including PCB makers, cut component prices to help reduce their pressure, according to sources...
Lite-On Technology subsidiary temporarily stops operation of India factory
Oct 19, 19:51
EMS provider Lite-On Technology's handset mechanical component subsidiary Lite-On Mobile Mechanical Strategic Business Group (SBG) (renamed from Lite-On Mobile) has temporarily stopped operation of its factory in Chennai, Tamil Nadu state in southern India, according to Lite-On Technology.
Maanshan Electronics Expo to open on October 30
Oct 8, 16:09
Maanshan Electronic Expo will be hosted from October 30-November 1 in Maanshan, China and staff from the local government, the Maanshan Economic and Technological Development Zone and Taiwan Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers' Association have recently arranged a pre-show conference to promote...
Silitech revenues up on month in September
Stockwatch - Oct 6, 20:24
Handset and automotive part maker Silitech Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$320 million (US$9.78 million) for September, rising 7.1% on month but sliding 15.96% on year.
LandMark Optoelectronics revenues hit record in September
Oct 6, 11:12
LandMark Optoelectronics (LMOC), a maker of GaAs- and InP-based epitaxial wafers for producing fiber-optic communication devices LDs (laser diodes) and PDs (photo detectors), has reported consolidated revenues of NT$192 million (US$5.83 million) for September, hitting monthly record for the seventh...
MediaTek expanding IoT ecosystem
Oct 2, 16:09
MediaTek is stepping up efforts to expand its Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystem. The fabless chipmaker has announced a series of new partnerships to push its SoC shipments across multiple devices.
IC suppliers concerned about new iPhone orders
Oct 1, 16:28
Despite the record first-week sales for the newest iPhones, suppliers of related ICs have been concerned about the possibility of Apple downward adjusting its chip orders for the smartphones for the fourth quarter of 2015, according to industry sources.
Touchscreen controller IC prices falling
Sep 30, 11:06
Prices for smartphone-use touchscreen controller ICs have been falling as an increase in the number of suppliers has led to more competition in the market, according to industry sources.
Intel Capital Global Summit to open on November 2
Sep 24, 15:58
Intel is set to host Intel Capital Global Summit on November 2, revealing its latest investments. Via the CPU giant's moves, upstream supply chain players will be able to get hold on Intel's strategy, lineup and development focuses for 2016, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.
Taiwan, China IT industries reach consensuses for cooperation for next 12 months
Sep 24, 15:53
The 12th Cross-Strait Information Industry and Technology Standards Forum hosted by Sinocon Industrial Standards Foundation, Chinese Electronics Standardization Association and China Communications Standards Association closed on September 23 with participants from China and Taiwan reaching 32 consensuses...