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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.

Falling smartphone IC ASPs discouraging device vendors from developing chips in-house

Dec 1, 15:09

Device vendors including Xiaomi, LG Electronics and Sony have all expressed their intention to develop smartphone chips in-house. Nevertheless, the average selling price for smartphone SoCs has been trending down, while the cost of developing advanced chips using 10nm and below process technologies...

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.

Qualcomm, Samsung collaborate on 10nm for Snapdragon 835 mobile chips

Nov 18, 15:41

Qualcomm and Samsung Electronics have extended their tie to manufacture Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835 mobile chips with Samsung's 10nm FinFET process technology, according to the companies.

Wha Yu Industrial lands additional base station-use antenna orders

Nov 16, 15:57

Taiwan-based antenna maker Wha Yu Industrial has landed orders for antennas used in base stations from a new Japan-based mobile telecom carrier, with shipments to begin at the end of 2016, according to the company.

Foxlink sees earnings rebound in 3Q16

Newswatch - Nov 15, 21:30

Cable and connector maker Foxlink has reported net profits of NT$238 million (US$7.47 million) for the third quarter of 2016, a sharp increase from the NT$11 million of a quarter earlier but down sharply from NT$1.03 billion of a year earlier. EPS for the quarter stood at NT$0.45.

Foxconn Technology reports increased earnings for 3Q16

Newswatch - Nov 15, 21:28

Metal chassis and case maker Foxconn Technology has reported net profits of NT$3.33 billion (US$104.53 million) for the third quarter of 2016, up 29.68% sequentially. The earnings translated into an EPS of NT$2.36 for the quarter.

Demand for AMOLED panels from China smartphone vendors rising

Nov 15, 14:34

Supply of AMOLED panels for smartphone applications could be short of demand in 2017 due to increasing purchases from China-based smartphone vendors, according to sources from the handset supply chain in Taiwan.

Acer strengthens ties with Tobii to develop VR devices with eye-tracking technology

Nov 14, 10:06

Acer is expanding its cooperation with Sweden-based eye tracking solution developer Tobii Technology to develop head-mounted display (HMD) VR devices featuring eye tracking technology, according to industry sources.

LandMark Optoelectronics to buy back 2.19% stake

Nov 11, 15:34

LandMark Optoelectronics, a maker of GaAs- and InP-based epitaxial wafers for making optical components for communication products, has announced the buyback of two million shares of its stock, equivalent to a 2.19% stake, at a price interval of NT$160.00-430.00 (US$5.08-13.65) per share during November...

Casetek to join iPhone chassis supply chain, say sources

Nov 10, 15:31

Taiwan-based metal chassis maker Casetek reportedly will join the supply chain for Apple's iPhone and become the fourth supplier after Catcher Technology, Foxconn Technology and US-based Jabil, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.

CCI revenues rise, but profits drop in 3Q16

Nov 9, 15:31

Taiwan-based cooling module maker Chaun-Choung Technology (CCI) has announced third-quarter consolidated revenues of NT$1.86 billion (US$58.86 million), up 3.04% sequentially, but profits were down 17.19% sequentially and net profits also dropped to only NT$167 million, leaving EPS at only NT$1.94,...

Silitech sees decreased October revenues

Stockwatch - Nov 8, 11:31

Chassis maker Silitech Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$181.3 million (US$5.75 million) for October, declining 10.13% on month and 36.01% on year, affected by short-term production adjustment at clients.

Headset maker Merry October revenues hit record high

Newswatch - Nov 7, 11:00

Headset maker Merry Electronics saw its consolidated revenues hit a record high for the fifth consecutive month at NT$1.948 billion (US$61.91 million) in October. The monthly figures also represented an increase of 10.9% from the previous month and 41.12% from a year earlier.

Digitimes Research: Global small- to mid-size LCD shipments to shrink at CAGR of negative 4.6% during 2017-2021

Nov 4, 11:35

Global shipments of small- to medium-size panels will decrease from 2.647 billion units in 2017 to 2.189 billion units in 2021 or a CAGR of negative 4.6%, according to Digitimes Research.

FPCB maker Ichia reports decreased sales for October

Stockwatch - Nov 2, 14:37

Flexible PCB and handset component maker Ichia Technologies has reported consolidated revenues of NT$502 million (US$15.895 million) for October, decreasing 11% sequentially and 16% on year.

Digitimes Research: Taiwan makers ship over 309 million small- to medium-size TFT-LCD panels in 3Q16

Nov 2, 11:43

Taiwan-based TFT-LCD panel makers shipped 309.749 million small- to medium-size panels in the third quarter of 2016, increasing 15.0% on quarter and 0.8% on year, according to Digitimes Research.

HannStar Display ranked second in shipments

LandMark 3Q16 gross margin hits record low

Nov 1, 12:10

LandMark Optoelectronics, a producer of GaAs- and InP-based epitaxial wafers for optical communication components, has posted gross margin of 57.62%, the lowest quarterly level for the company.

MediaTek expects 4Q16 revenues to fall up to 15%

Nov 1, 11:44

MediaTek expects its revenues to fall up to 15% sequentially in the fourth quarter of 2016 with gross margin raning from 33.5% to 36.5%.

Primax reports strong earnings for 3Q16

Newswatch - Nov 1, 11:21

Primax Electronics has reported that its net profits rallied 31% on quarter and 18% on year to NT$633.26 million (US$20.024 million) in the third quarter of 2016, buoyed by increased shipments of acoustic products. The earnings translated into an EPS of NT$1.28 for the July-September period.

Headset maker Merry 3Q16 earnings higher than expected

Stockwatch - Oct 28, 14:18

Headset maker Merry Electronics saw its net profits increase 187% on quarter and 259% on year to NT$916 million (US$28.91 million) in the third quarter of 2016. The earnings translated into an EPS of NT$5.01 for the quarter, which was higher than expected.

Component shortages putting pressure on smartphone players

Oct 26, 22:10

With component quotes rising rapidly due to shortages, sources from the upstream supply chain expect second-tier or lower smartphone players to face increasing pressure from competition in 2017 as most of the component shortages are unlikely to be resolved in the short term.

China smartphone vendors to buy more panels and other parts from local suppliers in 2017

Oct 21, 14:12

China-based smartphone vendors are expected to purchase more parts and components such as LCD panels from local suppliers for their smartphone production in 2017 amid their growing presence in the global market, according to sources from Taiwan handset supply chain.

Qualcomm likely to switch follow-up orders for Snapdragon 830 chips to TSMC, says paper

Newswatch - Oct 19, 15:02

Qualcomm is likely to switch follow-up orders for its Snapdragon 830 chips to Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) in 2017 as production of the 10nm chips at current maker Samsung LSI has reportedly fallen behind schedule, according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN)

Qualcomm announces 5G modem solution

Newswatch - Oct 19, 11:14

Qualcomm Technologies, a subsidiary of Qualcomm, has announced the Qualcomm Snapdragon X50 5G modem, making Qualcomm the first company to announce a commercial 5G modem chipset solution.

Samsung announces production of SoC with 10nm FinFET technology

Oct 17, 15:41

Samsung Electronics has commenced mass production of system-on-chip (SoC) products with 10nm FinFET technology, according to the company.

TXC pre-tax profits increase 3% in Jan-Sep

Stockwatch - Oct 17, 15:00

Quartz component maker TXC has reported pre-tax profits of NT$816.27 million (US$25.68 million) for January-September, up 2.8% compared to the same period in 2015. Pre-tax EPS for the nine-months came to NT$2.64.

Handset baseband IC market decreases 2% in 1H16, says Strategy Analytics

Oct 14, 15:31

The global cellular baseband processor market declined 2% on year to US$10.5 billion in the first half of 2016, according to Strategy Analytics.

Global 1H16 smartphone AP market grows 3% while tablet AP sector declines, says Strategy Analytics

Oct 14, 15:16

The global smartphone application processor (AP) market grew 3% on year to US$10 billion in the first half of 2016, while the tablet AP sector declined 34% to US$889 million, according to Strategy Analytics.

Largan Precision earns over 10 times capital in January-September

Oct 14, 11:39

Smartphone-use lens module maker Largan Precision recorded net EPS of NT$106.41 (US$3.37), more than 10 times its paid-in capital, for January-September 2016, according to financial report released at an October 13 investors conference.

Qualcomm appoints new head of Taiwan business unit

Oct 13, 10:10

Qualcomm has announced the appointment of ST Liew, former co-president of Acer's BYOC Smart Products Business unit, to serve as its vice president as well as president of Qualcomm Taiwan, effective on October 12, 2016.

Qualcomm Taiwan president ST Liew

FPCB maker Ichia swings back to profitability in 3Q16

Newswatch - Oct 12, 14:24

Flexible PCB and handset chassis supplier Ichia Technologies swung back to profitability in the third quarter of 2016, with pre-tax profits for the quarter reaching NT$30 million (US$949,080) or NT$0.09 per share.

Samsung announces mass production of 14nm chips for wearables

Oct 11, 20:47

Samsung Electronics has announced mass production of the Exynos 7 Dual 7270, which the company claims is the industry's first mobile application processor (AP) designed specifically for wearable devices with 14nm FinFET process technology.

Samsung 14nm AP for wearables

MediaTek September revenues hit record for 2nd straight month

Oct 11, 11:09

MediaTek has reported consolidated revenues of NT$27.71 billion (US$880.8 million) for September 2016, hitting a monthly record for the second consecutive month.

Quartz component maker TXC September revenues hit 46-month high

Newswatch - Oct 7, 11:45

Quartz component maker TXC has reported consolidated revenues of NT$942 million (US$30 million) for September 2016, the company's highest monthly figures in 46 months. September sales also represented an increase of 9.3% from the previous month and 7.84% from a year earlier.

MediaTek to triple India workforce in 3 years

Oct 7, 10:26

MediaTek has announced a training program to foster and develop talent for India's fast-growing handset industry, while disclosing plans to triple its workforce locally to 1,500 employees.

Silitech revenues down in September

Stockwatch - Oct 7, 10:22

Handset-use structural component maker Silitech Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$202 million (US$6.4 million) for September, falling 3.74% on month and 36.92% on year.

MediaTek 4Q16 revenues and gross margin likely to fall, says report

Stockwatch - Oct 6, 15:05

Seasonality will likely drag down MediaTek's revenues in the fourth quarter of 2016, while the company's gross margin remains under downward pressure, according to a recent Chinese-language Commercial Times report.

Huawei diversifying fingerprint sensor supply sources

Oct 6, 14:08

China-based Huawei Devices has diversified its fingerprint sensor suppliers to include Goodix Technology and Silead, according to industry sources.

Merry reports increased sales for September

Stockwatch - Oct 5, 22:01

Headset maker Merry Electronics has reported revenues of NT$1.756 billion (US$56.04 million) for September, increasing 4.4% from the previous month and 30.11% from a year earlier.

FIH Mobile warns net profits to fall 52% in 2016

Newswatch - Oct 4, 15:42

FIH Mobile has warned that its net profits for 2016 will be lower than US$110 million, decreasing 52% from the US$229 million recorded a year earlier.

Oppo aims to ship 130-140 million smartphones in 2017

Oct 4, 14:01

China-based smartphone vendor Oppo aims to ship 130-140 million smartphones worldwide in 2017, compared to 100 million units targeted for 2016, according to sources from Taiwan's handset supply chain.

Ichia revenues up on month in September on increased FPCB shipments

Stockwatch - Oct 4, 11:06

Handset-use flexible PCB and component maker Ichia Technologies has reported consolidated revenues of NT$565 million (US$18 million) for September, increasing 11.34% on month but decreasing 11.28% on year.

Analog IC firm Leadtrend grows shipments for mobile devices

Sep 29, 14:20

Leadtrend Technology has enjoyed rising shipments of fast-charging solutions for mobile devices, which boosted its August revenues to a record NT$126 million (US$4.02 million).

Chip orders for new iPhone to fall in 1Q17, sources say

Sep 23, 15:03

Chip orders placed for the iPhone 7/7 Plus will likely fall about 20% sequentially in the first quarter of 2017, according to an estimate made by analog chip suppliers.

Chip orders for iPhone 7/7 Plus are likely to fall in 1Q17

China SITRI 8-inch fab ready for MEMS manufacturing

Sep 21, 15:06

The government-sponsored Shanghai Industrial Technology Research Institute (SITRI) has its 8-inch wafer fab targeted specifically at the manufacture of MEMS parts with volume production slated for the second quarter of 2017.

Sprint intros MediaTek-powered smartphone

Sep 19, 14:36

Sprint has introduced the LG X Power, which features the MediaTek Helio P10-series chipset. The device is the first MediaTek-powered smartphone available from Sprint breaking new ground for MediaTek in the US market.

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