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China handset firms warned of overbooking

May 27, 15:26

MediaTek has warned its China-based handset clients that they might have placed more orders than their actual demand, in consideration of potential overbooking, according to industry sources.

Digitimes Research: China smartphone AP shipments to grow 11.3% sequentially in 2Q16

May 24, 11:08

Having digested their excessive inventory, smartphone vendors have stepped up the pace of placing chip orders in the second quarter of 2016, according to Digitimes Research. Smartphone vendors are also gearing up for the upcoming roll-outs of their new models.

China market: Lenovo to use Samsung Exynos CPUs

May 23, 15:24

ZUK, a handset subsidiary of Lenovo, is to roll out a new smartphone powered by a Samsung Electronics Exynos 8890 processor, according to company CEO Chang Cheng.

TruLight to begin shipping short-wavelength components for VR devices, cloud data centers in 2H16

May 19, 10:48

TruLight, a maker of active components used in fiber-optic communications, expects to start shipping short-wavelength COB (chip on board) components for use in VR (virtual reality) devices and cloud computing data centers in second-half 2016.

Supply chain to start shipping new iPhones at the end of 3Q16

May 17, 14:11

The upstream supply chain is expected to begin shipping Apple's upcoming next-generation iPhone products at the end of the third quarter. A new 4.7-inch iPhone will be handled by Pegatron Technology and Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry), while the new 5.5-inch model will be made by Wistron...

Intel obtains up to 50% of modem chip orders for upcoming iPhone

May 16, 22:27

Intel will supply up to 50% of the modem chips for use in the new iPhones slated for launch in September 2016, according to industry sources.

PCL Technologies sees booming shipments of LTE, LTE-Advanced optical transceiver modules in 1Q16

May 13, 11:09

Optical component and module maker PCL Technologies saw significantly increased shipments of optical transceiver modules used in LTE and LTE-Advanced networks to Japan- and China-based mobile telecom carriers in the first quarter of 2016, according to the company.

Chip orders from China smartphone vendors to boost MediaTek 2Q16 revenues

May 11, 21:15

Orders placed by China-based Oppo, Gionee and Vivo are set to boost revenues at smartphone-chip provider MediaTek in the second quarter of 2016, according to industry sources.

Silitech reports losses for 1Q16

Stockwatch - May 11, 21:08

Keypad and chassis maker Silitech Technology has reported a net loss of NT$67 million or NT$0.37 per share on revenues of NT$605 million for the first quarter of 2016.

Largan Precision reports on-year drop in April revenues

Stockwatch - May 6, 16:51

Largan Precision has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.105 billion (US$95.82 million) for April 2016, representing a 2.67% increase on month but a 27.36% drop on year.

Catcher expects flat performance in 2016

May 6, 16:29

Taiwan-based chassis maker Catcher Technology has turned conservative about its performance in the first half of 2016 and expects sales to stay flat from the same period a year ago as a large client has not been performing well recently, according to company chairman Hung Shui-shu.

Headset maker Merry sees revenues up in April

Stockwatch - May 6, 15:17

Headset maker Merry Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.159 billion (US$35.8 million) for April, increasing 33.22% on month and 34.6% on year.

FIH Mobile issues earnings warning on weak demand

May 6, 12:01

FIH Mobile, an OEM handset unit of the Foxconn Group, has issued an earnings warning, expecting its net profits for the first half of 2016 to reach only US$10-20 million, a decline of 84.4-92.2% from US$129 million recorded a year earlier.

TSMC begins tape-out of 10nm A11 chips for Apple

May 6, 10:48

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has recently begun to tape out the design for Apple's A11 processor built on a 10nm FinFET process, according to industry sources.

Quartz component maker TXC to increase capex for 2016

Newswatch - May 5, 14:18

Quartz component maker TXC, which has cut into the iPhone supply chain, will ramp its capex for 2016 to NT$750 million (US$23.18 million), an increase of 87.5% from NT$400 million spent a year earlier, according to company president Peter Lin.

Casetek sees on-year growth in 1Q16 revenues

May 5, 14:07

Taiwan-based chassis maker Casetek has announced revenues of NT$8.42 billion (US$260.24 million) for the first quarter, down 31.7% sequentially, but up 5.5% on year, while operating profits reached NT$1.26 billion, down 56.7% sequentially, but up 49.1% on year, and EPS NT$2.72.

Maturing smartphone market signals falling growth for wireless semiconductors, IHS says

May 5, 09:47

Revenues associated with the wireless competitive landscape continued to serve as a bright spot in the larger semiconductor market in 2015, growing almost 4% on year to over US$56 billion, while total semiconductor revenues fell 2% to US$347 billion during the same period, according to IHS. The wireless...

Satellite device maker MTI sees revenues up on year in April

May 4, 21:30

Satellite and microwave communications device maker Microelectronics Technology (MTI) has reported revenues of NT$629.44 million (US$19.46 million) for April, down 12.21% sequentially but up 45.96% on year.

Ichia reports revenues down in April

Stockwatch - May 4, 21:28

Ichia Technologies has reported consolidated revenues of NT$438 million (US$13.55 million) for April 2016, representing a 15.54% drop on month and 35.1% drop on year.

China smartphone vendors ramping chip orders, sources say

May 3, 15:01

China-based smartphone vendors including Huawei, Xiaomi and TCL have stepped up their pace of placing chip orders in the second quarter of 2016, according to industry sources.

Apple increases chip orders for iPhone SE in 2Q16

May 3, 14:23

Apple has increased orders for its low-priced iPhone SE in the second quarter of 2016, according to industry sources. The second-quarter outlook for related chip orders has been revised to more than five million units from 3.5-4 million.

MediaTek looks to higher revenues but lower gross margin in 2Q16

May 3, 11:05

MediaTek expects to post revenue growth of 24-32% sequentially in the second quarter of 2016. However, gross margin for the quarter is likely to fall further, according to the smartphone-chip provider.

MediaTek posts lower revenues and gross margin for 1Q16

Apr 29, 15:47

MediaTek has reported gross margin for the first quarter of 2016 fell further to 38.1% while consolidated revenues decreased 9.4% sequentially to NT$55.91 billion (US$1.73 billion).

Primax reports increased earnings for 1Q16

Newswatch - Apr 22, 14:24

PC peripheral and mobile device component maker Primax Electronics has reported net profits of NT$400 million (US$12.38 million) for the first quarter of 2016, increasing 9% from a year earlier. The earnings translated into an EPS of NT$0.91 for the quarter compared to NT$0.85 of a year earlier.

MediaTek Labs announces availability of new development platform for RTOS

Apr 21, 14:33

MediaTek has announced its MediaTek LinkIt development platform for RTOS and the platform's first hardware development kit (HDK). This platform is the first from MediaTek delivering a common tool chain and set of APIs for multiple chipsets, offering developers the ability to create a range of IoT devices...

Handset supply chains in Taiwan, China face inventory losses

Apr 21, 11:25

Makers in the handset supply chains in Taiwan and China are becoming more conservative about building up inventories for parts and components due to intensifying competition in the China market as a result of the release of the iPhone SE, according to sources from Taiwan's handset supply chain.

Intel reports 1Q16 GAAP revenue of US$13.7 billion

Apr 20, 15:28

Intel has reported first-quarter 2016 GAAP revenue of US$13.7 billion, operating income of US$2.6 billion, net income of US$2.0 billion and EPS of US%0.42. Intel reported non-GAAP revenue of US$13.8 billion, operating income of US$3.3 billion, net income of US$2.6 billion and EPS of US%0.54. The company...

Intel announces corporate restructuring; to reduce staff by 11%

Apr 20, 15:15

Intel has announced a restructuring initiative to accelerate its evolution from a PC company to one that powers the cloud and smart, connected computing devices. Intel said it will intensify focus in high-growth areas where it is positioned for long-term leadership, customer value and growth, while...

Qualcomm signs 3G/4G patent license agreement with Yulong

Newswatch - Apr 20, 11:03

Qualcomm has announced that it has signed a new 3G and 4G Chinese patent license agreement with Yulong Computer Telecommunication Scientific, an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of the Coolpad group.

Himax enters mass production of TDDI chips for China smartphone customer

Apr 19, 21:05

Himax Technologies has announced mass production of in-cell single-chip touch and display driver integrated (TDDI) solutions for a leading China-based smartphone vendor.

Earthquake in Kumamoto, Japan may hurt Sony CIS business

Apr 18, 15:12

In 2015, Japan's Kyushu had 892 semiconductor-related companies, of which 360 were semiconductor equipment players, 248 semiconductor component players and 185 semiconductor manufacturers. Within these companies, 391 were located in Kyushu's Fukuoka Prefecture, while 176 were located in Kumamoto Prefecture...

MediaTek to see record shipments of 4G phone chips in 2Q16

Apr 18, 14:07

MediaTek is expected to see record shipments of 4G phone chips in the second quarter of 2016 with revenues rising 15-20% on quarter, according to industry sources.

Lite-On Technology aims at revenue proportion of 10-15% for automotive electronics in 2018

Apr 18, 11:12

Lite-On Technology aims to increase the revenue proportion for automotive electronics, including LED automotive lighting (headlights, taillights, brake-lights and in-car lights), collision prevention sensors, driver-assist around-view cameras, actuating motors and heads-up displays, to 10-15% in 2018,...

Himax display drivers power HTC flagship smartphones

Apr 18, 11:11

Himax Technologies has announced that the company's display driver IC of Quad HD (QHD) resolution family, HX8396-C, has been adopted by HTC to power the smartphone vendor's new flagship model HTC 10.

Quartz component supplier TXC posts pre-tax EPS NT$0.82 for 1Q16

Newswatch - Apr 18, 10:55

Quartz component maker TXC, a supplier in the iPhone supply chain, has reported a pre-tax profit of NT$62.22 million (US$1.92 million) for March, bringing pre-tax profits for the first quarter of 2016 to NT$254 million.

Largan Precision conservative about operations in April, May

Apr 15, 11:05

Smartphone-use lens module maker Largan Precision expects business in April and May to basically remain unchanged on month due to off-season effects, CEO Lin En-ping said at an April 14 investors conference.

Taiwan fingerprint sensor suppliers start shipments to China, Korea smartphone vendors

Apr 12, 14:32

Taiwan-based fingerprint sensor suppliers have started shipping products to China- and Korea-based smartphone vendors, according to sources at Taiwan-based foundries.

Digitimes Research: Global shipments of handset-, tablet-use touch panels in 1Q16 down sequentially

Apr 11, 21:23

There were an estimated 371.360 million handset-use touch panels and 48.849 million touch panels used in smaller-than 11-inch tablets shipped globally during the first quarter of 2016, decreasing 15.0% and 29.0% respectively on quarter, while the global shipments of 6.836 million notebook-use touch...

Asustek reduces demand for Intel-developed smartphone platforms

Apr 8, 12:17

Asustek Computer has added platforms developed by Qualcomm and Taiwan-based MediaTek for its ZenFone-series smartphones, reducing the proportion of platforms developed by Intel, its original supplier. Asustek's Intel chip demand is estimated to decrease from about six million units in 2015 to below...

Headset maker Merry posts strong sales in March

Stockwatch - Apr 7, 13:58

Headset maker Merry Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$870 million (US$26.84 million) for March, up 101.33% on month, but down 11.82% on year.

Chassis maker Silitech sees revenues up on month in March

Stockwatch - Apr 7, 13:33

Keypad and chassis part maker Silitech Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$213 million (US$6.57 million) for March, increasing 15.3% from the previous month.

Largan Precision sees on-month increase in March revenues

Apr 6, 11:46

Smartphone-use lens module maker Largan Precision has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.024 billion (US$92.1 million) for March, increasing 48.40% on month but decreasing 22.95% on year, and those of NT$8.271 billion for January-March slipped 21.73% on year.

Foxlink to hand out cash dividend of NT$2 for 2015

Newswatch - Apr 6, 11:43

Connector and handset component maker Foxlink Technology plans to hand out a cash dividend of NT$2 for 2015, for which net profits totaled NT$1.65 billion (NT$5.09 million) or NT$3.22 per share.

Chip orders from Apple slow, say sources

Mar 31, 10:50

Chip orders from Apple are relatively slow in the second quarter of 2016 compared to those in the same quarter in previous years, according to industry sources.

MediaTek shipments unlikely to rebound until May or June

Mar 31, 08:56

MediaTek's shipments are still affected partially by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company's (TSMC) wafer delivery delays caused by an earthquake that hit southern Taiwan in early February, and are unlikely to return to normal until May or June, according to industry sources.

Galaxy S7 equips IDT technology as part of wireless fast charge

Mar 30, 22:14

Integrated Device Technology (IDT) has announced that the company and Samsung Electronics have teamed up to deliver wireless charging for the Galaxy S7, Samsung's newest feature-rich smartphone. The IDT technology includes all of the hardware and software needed to enable mobile devices to be charged...

Taiwan fingerprint sensor suppliers vying for orders from brand handset vendors

Mar 30, 10:58

Taiwan-based fingerprint sensor suppliers are eyeing 2016 orders from branded handset vendors, while industry leader Fingerprint Cards (FPC) has moved to lower its quotes to stay competitive, according to industry sources.

Digitimes Research: Korea pushing development of sensors, IoT products

Mar 29, 14:19

The development of sensor products will play a key role in Korea's plans to ramp up the production value of related IoT (Internet of Things) products from KRW1.6 trillion (US$14.5 billion) in 2014 to KRW7 trillion in 2020, according to Digitimes Research.

China vendors to ship 200-300 million fingerprint-recognition-enabled smartphones in 2016

Mar 21, 22:10

China-based smartphone vendors have been mostly inclined to adopt fingerprint recognition for their mid-range and high-end models and consequently they will ship an estimated 200-300 smartphones featuring fingerprint-recognizing functions in 2016, according to Taiwan-based supply chain makers.

Japan Display reforms highlight competitive nature of LTPS panel market

Mar 18, 15:08

The announcement that Japan Display (JDI) is undertaking structural reforms is no surprise considering the competitive state of the LTPS display market for small- to medium-size panels.

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