MediaTek announces 2T2R 802.11n Wi-Fi AP/router SoC
Sep 17, 10:45
MediaTek has announced its MT7628, a 2T2R 802.11n Wi-Fi AP/router system on chip (SoC). Integrating a 2T2R 802.11n Wi-Fi radio and a 580MHz MIPS 24KEc CPU, the MT7628 enables consumers to control their home network, connected appliances and cloud services at home or on the go.
TSMC sees follow-up IC orders for iPhone 6 devices
Sep 16, 22:33
Foreign chipset suppliers have placed follow-up orders for chips to be used in iPhone 6 devices with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), extending order visibility of foundry houses to the first quarter of 2015, according to industry sources.
Android One smartphones released, says MediaTek
Newswatch - Sep 16, 15:38
The first wave of Android One devices featuring MediaTek's MT6582 mobile system-on-chip (mobile SoC) based on ARM CortexTM A7 processors have been launched, according to MediaTek.
Qualcomm unveils Snapdragon 210 for entry-level 4G smartphones, tablets
Sep 12, 11:51
Qualcomm has announced a range of new products and technologies designed to drive high-performance computing and connectivity to entry-level and mainstream smartphones and tablets. The newest addition to its Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 tier, the Snapdragon 210 processor, will offer integrated multimode...
Tongli to establish new protective film production facilities in Taiwan
Sep 3, 22:11
Following China-based protective film maker Tongli Optoelectronic Technology's move to set up research and development facilities in Taiwan in order to further harness business opportunities from Taiwan's upstream supply chain players, the company is now expanding facilities in China and will also...
Shortage of CNC capacity to remain until 2015, say chassis makers
Sep 3, 14:59
Because a large portion of CNC machines are being used to carve out unibody metal-alloy chassis for iPhones, and Japan-, South Korea- and China-based smartphone vendors have adopted or will adopt similar chassis, global CNC capacity for metal-alloy chassis is expected to be in shortage until 2015,...
New mobile products to benefit component suppliers until end of 2014
Sep 2, 15:49
With smartphone players such as Samsung Electronics, LG Electronics and Sony expected to unveil their latest products at IFA 2014, and Apple set to release its new mobile products later in September, sources from the upstream supply chain expect that component suppliers' revenues will remain strong...
TSMC July revenues hit all-time high
Aug 11, 11:21
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) saw its revenues hit a record high of NT$64.93 billion (US$2.16 billion) in July, increasing 7.6% sequentially and 24.6% on year.
Simplo, Dynapack see increased July revenues
Aug 6, 15:35
Notebook battery pack maker Simplo Technology saw July consolidated revenues of NT$4.8 billion (US$160 million) rise 4.3% on month and 6.69% on year, while fellow maker Dynapack International Technology had those of NT$2.31 billion, growing 11.41% and 1.34%, respectively. Simplo's January-July consolidated...
FocalTech reports net profits of NT$310 for 2Q14
Newswatch - Aug 5, 22:06
Touchscreen controller IC vendor FocalTech Systems has reported net profits of NT$310 million (US$10.33 million) on revenues of NT$1.29 billion for the second quarter of 2014.
Digitimes Research: Smartphone AP shipments in China to grow 2H14
Jul 29, 11:01
There will be 107.6 million smartphone AP (application processor) shipped in the China market in the third quarter of 2014 and 113.5 million units in the fourth one, increasing on quarter by 4.5% and 5.5% respectively mainly due to increasing demand for LTE (4G) smartphones, according to Digitimes...
Unitech, Dynamic ramping rigid-flexible PCBs
Jul 28, 15:03
PCB makers Unitech Printed Circuit Board and Dynamic Electronics are ramping up their production of rigid-flexible PCB boards to meet increasing demand from the smartphone and wearable device sectors, according to industry sources.
More IC vendors to engage in merger or acquisition deals
Jul 25, 14:39
Following the recent announcement of the planned merger between FocalTech Systems and Orise Technology, more Taiwan-based touchscreen controller and LCD driver IC vendors are likely to be involved in merger or acquisition deals, according to industry sources.
Career expects sales to peak in 4Q14
Jul 25, 10:46
Flexible PCB supplier Career Technology expects its sales to peak in the fourth quarter of 2014, buoyed by increasing shipments of FPCBs to the wearable device sector.
TSMC to offer more wafer starts to MediaTek in 3Q14
Jul 24, 19:30
On the request of MediaTek, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) will supply MediaTek with wafer starts 10% more than what the chipset maker expected to receive in the third quarter of 2014, according to industry sources.
Sony increases production capacity for stacked CMOS image sensors
Jul 24, 11:47
Sony has announced that it plans to invest in Sony Semiconductor Corporation's Nagasaki Technology Center (Nagasaki TEC) and Kumamoto Technology Center (Kumamoto TEC) from the second half of the fiscal year ending March 31, 2015 through the first half of the fiscal year ending March 31, 2016, to increase...
Ichia sees profits increase sharply in 2Q14
Jul 17, 14:01
Flexible PCB and chassis maker Ichia Technologies has reported pre-tax profits of NT$524 million (US$17.46 million) for the second quarter of 2014, up 98% sequentially and 180% on year. Net EPS for the first half of 2014 stood at NT$1.91.
Digitimes Research: AMOLED tablets unlikely to benefit Samsung in 2H14
Jul 17, 11:04
Samsung Electronics recently launched the 8.4- and 10.5-inch AMOLED-based Galaxy Tab S flagship tablets. Although the new Galaxy Tab S tablets feature specifications exceeding those of Apple's iPads, the series is still unlikely to boost Samsung's sales in the second half of 2014 as demand in the high-end...
More vendors expected to adopt 2K panels in smartphones
Jul 17, 10:54
As smartphones equipped with 2K (2560 by 1440) displays are starting to appear in the market from vendors such as Vivo, more vendors are expected to launch 2K-smartphones in the second half of 2014, according to sources with Taiwan-based supply chain makers.
MediaTek launches 64-bit 8-core chip early
Jul 15, 22:14
MediaTek has announced its first 64-bit-enabled 8-core 4G solution, the MT6795, targeting the high-end 4G smartphone segment. The launch of the MT6795 comes almost two quarters ahead of schedule as MediaTek originally planned to release the 8-core chip at the end of 2014.