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  • With Asia and US deployments rising, global 2015 solar PV forecast estimated at 59 GW, says IHS

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  • Synergy to be generated from acquisition of EMC, says Dell executive

    Before Going to Press | 9h 26min ago

  • Solar cell prices may rise in 4Q15, says Motech CEO

    Before Going to Press | 9h 31min ago

  • Taiwan solar cell order visibility through 2016 Lunar New Year, says Motech CEO

    Before Going to Press | 9h 36min ago

  • GCL-Poly, Xi'an LONGi tout Taiwan solar cell makers

    Before Going to Press | 9h 38min ago

  • Samsung, LG to mass produce OLED digital signage in 2016, says reports

    Before Going to Press | 9h 43min ago

  • China to continue PV feed-in tariff subsidies over next 8-10 years, says NEA

    Before Going to Press | 9h 45min ago

  • China Mobile completes installation of 1 million TD-LTE base stations around China

    Before Going to Press | 9h 46min ago

  • China market: TSMC seeing brisk demand for 16nm chips

    Before Going to Press | 9h 50min ago

  • Foxconn ties up with OnePlus to produce smartphones in India

    Before Going to Press | 9h 51min ago

  • Hong Kong Electronics Fair 2015 opens

    Before Going to Press | 9h 52min ago

  • Court dismisses legal action filed by ASE against SPIL

    Before Going to Press | 9h 57min ago

  • LED lighting demand in Southeast Asia market in 2015 estimated at US$1.5 billion

    Before Going to Press | 9h 59min ago

  • Samsung to use Clear Force touch technology in Galaxy S7 handset, says report

    Before Going to Press | 10h ago

  • Taiwan has advantage in flexible electronics industry, says ITRI

    Before Going to Press | 10h 5min ago

  • Wah Hong expects 10% on-quarter revenue increase in 3Q15

    Before Going to Press | 10h 6min ago

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Foxconn Technology revenues hit high in September

Newswatch - Oct 12, 11:14

Handset case maker Foxconn Technology has reported revenues of NT$10.28 billion (US$318.44 million) for September, increasing 30% sequentially and 17.8% on year.

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...

Fingerprint sensors set to see growing adoption among Android phones

Oct 8, 16:07

Fingerprint identification sensors are expected to see growing adoption among Android smartphones in 2016, according to industry sources.

Headset maker Merry sees revenues up in September

Stockwatch - Oct 7, 20:40

Headset maker Merry Electronics has reported revenues of NT$1.35 billion (US$41.61 million) for September, up 29.53% sequentially and 7.22% on year.

Tablet demand stays weak, say Taiwan IC designers

Oct 6, 20:27

IC demand for tablet PCs has been weak prompting more chip suppliers to phase out their tablet-IC businesses, according to sources at Taiwan-based IC design houses.

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.

Samsung AMOLED business to benefit from China smartphone demand in 2016

Oct 1, 16:31

Many China-based smartphone vendors are planning to use AMOLED in their high-end smartphones in 2016 and are looking to Samsung Display for panel supply as the maker continues to increase yields for the technology.

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.

Upgraded components in iPhone 6S Plus costs Apple an extra US$16 per device, says IHS

Oct 1, 10:07

Upgraded components in the new iPhone 6S Plus cost US$16 more than the components in the earlier iPhone 6 Plus. The bill of materials (BOM) for an iPhone 6S Plus equipped with 16GB of NAND flash memory costs US$231.50, according to IHS.

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...

Digitimes Research: Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 wins design-in projects

Sep 24, 10:10

A number of handset OEMs have expressed satisfaction with the performance of the newly released Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 and have mapped out design-in projects or product design plans using the chipset, according to Digitimes Research.

China handset supply chain makers winning more orders from Xiaomi

Sep 24, 10:06

Makers in China's handset supply chain have geared up efforts to win component orders from Xiaomi Technology, affecting rival suppliers in Taiwan and Japan, according to industry sources.

New ARM CPU design center opens in Taiwan

Sep 23, 15:32

A new ARM CPU design center located in Taiwan's Hsinchu Science Park (HSP) officially opened on September 22. The workforce of the center will reach 100 employees by the end of 2015, up from the current 43, according to ARM.

ARM opening new CPU design center in Taiwan

Chinese handset OEMs to increase demand for smartphone sensors, IHS says

Sep 23, 11:29

Apple and Samsung will remain the dominant buyers of sensors for smartphones through 2019; however, their share of sensor spending will fall, according to IHS.

Supply chains conservative about new Microsoft orders

Sep 21, 15:10

Microsoft is cutting orders to supply chains for components used in entry-level and mid-range handsets due to a weak outlook for the second half of 2015, according to supply chain sources.

Smartphone vendors eyeing TOL technology from TPK

Sep 17, 14:46

TPK is stirring up new developments with its second-generation touch on lens (TOL) technology, with major handset vendors including Apple reportedly expressing an interest for smartphones to be released in 2016, according to sources at the company.

Digitimes Research: Spreadtrum to push new AP for 2H15, threatening MediaTek and Qualcomm

Sep 15, 15:18

With cooperation with Intel, China-based smartphone application processor (AP) supplier Spreadtrum is expected to start pushing 64-bit 8-core 5-mode 4G products for the mid-range and high-end sectors in the second half of 2015. The China-based supplier is also expected to become the official distributor...

Samsung mobile device orders expected to be weak in 4Q15

Sep 14, 21:41

Due to wavering market share and unreliable shipments of high-end smartphones and tablets, Samsung Electronics is lowering its related component orders for the first quarter of 2015, which is expected to put a strain on various makers' performances.

TSMC secures A10 chip orders from Apple, says report

Sep 14, 16:20

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) will be the exclusive supplier of Apple's next-generation A10 processors with volume production to kick off starting March 2016, according to a recent Chinese-language Commercial Times report.

FPCB maker Flexium reports strong sales for August

Newswatch - Sep 10, 10:40

Flexible PCB maker Flexium Interconnect has reported revenues of NT$1.43 billion (US$43.88 million) for August, up 39.8% on month and 40.1% on year.

Foxlink revenues hit high in August

Sep 9, 12:17

Connector and handset component supplier Foxlink saw its revenues grow 4.84% on month and 54.77% on year to NT$9.975 billion (US$306.09 million) in August, the highest monthly figures so far in 2015.

PCB supplier Zhen Ding to see strong sales in September

Newswatch - Sep 8, 15:38

PCB maker Zhen Ding Technology Holding has reported revenues of NT$7.275 billion (US$221.94 million) for August, up 19.3% sequentially and 22.9% on year.

Headset maker Merry August revenues up over 12% on month

Stockwatch - Sep 8, 15:36

Headset maker Merry Electronics has announced consolidated revenues of NT$1.042 billion (US$31.79 million) for August, up 12.81% sequentially but down 8.35% on year.

iPhone demand estimated at 45-50 million units for 3Q15, 70-80 million units for 4Q15, say Taiwan makers

Sep 8, 14:00

Total shipments of iPhone devices, including updated iPhones which are to be unveiled shortly, are expected to total 45-50 million units in the third quarter of 2015 and hit 70-80 million in the fourth quarter, according to sources from Taiwan's iPhone supply chain.

Silitech revenues down on year in August

Stockwatch - Sep 8, 11:14

Handset and automotive part maker Silitech Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$299 million (US$9.2 million) for August, rising 3.31% on month but declining 19.28% on year.

Catcher sees strong August revenues thanks to new iPhone

Sep 7, 15:08

Taiwan-based chassis maker Catcher Technology has announced consolidated revenues of NT$7.19 billion (US$219.81 million) for August, up 15.2% on month and 43.6% on year. Market watchers believe orders for the upcoming new iPhone was the main driver for Catcher's strong revenue growth.

Handset vendors decreasing touch panel orders for 4Q15

Sep 4, 15:56

Major handset vendors are only expected to put in about 20-30% of their originally estimated touch panel orders heading into the fourth quarter of 2015, which is putting a damper on pricing for 5-inch thin-film touch panels particularly, according to supply chain makers.

Commentary: MediaTek-MStar expansion to pose threat to other IC vendors

Sep 3, 13:48

While the planned acquisition of ILI Technology (Ilitek) by MStar Semiconductor is being regarded as a consolidation process needed for Taiwan's IC design industry, the implementation of the merger of the two companies could pose threat to other IC suppliers including Novatek Microelectronics, Himax...

India market: MediaTek, Micromax collaborate on mid- to high-end smartphones

Sep 3, 10:19

MediaTek has announced an enhanced strategic collaboration with Micromax Informatics, India's leading handset player. The partnership aims to accelerate 4G accessibility and fuel faster smartphone adoption in India's rapidly growing market, the chip provider said.

Apple receiving G/G touch samples for 2016 iPhone

Sep 2, 11:13

More information coming from supply chains in Asia is showing that Apple will most likely switch to ultra-thin G/G touch technology for its iPhone released in 2016 and remain using in-cell for the unit released in 2015.

TDDI solutions set to see growing adoption among smartphones

Aug 27, 11:00

Touch and display driver integration (TDDI) single-chip solutions are expected to see growing adoption among smartphones starting the fourth quarter of 2015, according to industry sources.

EZconn nets NT$1.87 for 1H15

Aug 20, 15:48

Fiber-optic component and RF (radio frequency) connector maker EZconn recorded net EPS of NT$1.87 for the first half of 2015, according to the company.

Digitimes Research: Sony CIS capacity ramp to affect Taiwan supply chain

Aug 19, 11:11

Sony plans to ramp up its CIS production capacity by 31% in 2016 focusing on mid-range and entry-level models, which may result in unfavorable impact on the CIS supply chain in Taiwan, according to Digitimes Research.

Universal Microwave Technology purchases factory for capacity expansion

Aug 18, 19:51

Universal Microwave Technology (UMT), a maker of high-frequency microwave devices used in broadband wireless communications, on August 18 announced the acquisition of a factory located in northern Taiwan at a total price of NT$113.56 million (US$3.50 million) to expand production capacity.

Digitimes Research: AP suppliers adopting different strategies for 4G CA solutions

Aug 18, 15:46

With the proportion of 4G devices in China's smartphone shipments having already surpassed 90% in first-half 2015, application processor (AP) suppliers have taken different strategies for their carrier aggregation (CA) solutions for the 4G network, according to Digitimes Research.

Qualcomm still supplies modem chips for next iPhone, sources claim

Aug 17, 21:23

Qualcomm will still supply all the modem chips needed for the upcoming iPhone, but Apple is mulling multiple suppliers of modem chips for its 2017 series, industry sources have claimed.

Elite Advanced Laser nets NT$4.99 per share for 1H15

Aug 17, 20:01

Elite Advanced Laser, a Taiwan-based laser diode packaging and testing service provider for optical communication applications, has posted net EPS of NT$4.99 (US$0.158) for the first half of 2015.

Digitimes Research: China tablet AP shipments to ebb nearly 30% on year in 2H15

Aug 17, 14:53

China's shipments of tablet-use application processors are expected to decline 29.4% on year to 47.75 million units in the second half of 2015 due to weak market demand for tablets, according to the latest estimate by Digitimes Research.

Headset maker Merry sees revenues up sequentially in July

Stockwatch - Aug 10, 11:21

Acoustic device maker Merry Electronics has reported revenues of NT$924 million (US$29.17 million) for July, increasing 2.67% on month but declining 12.54% on year.

Foxlink revenues up in July

Stockwatch - Aug 7, 16:14

Foxlink has reported consolidated revenues of NT$9.514 billion (US$300.6 million) for July 2015, representing a 26.72% increase on month and 53.4% increase on year.

MediaTek July revenues slip

Stockwatch - Aug 7, 15:01

MediaTek has announced consolidated revenues of NT$17.91 billion (US$565.8 million) for July 2015, down 7.1% on year.

Smartphone, tablet component suppliers unable to clear inventories until 4Q15

Aug 6, 15:17

The current high levels of inventory held by upstream component and part suppliers for smartphones and tablets are unlikely to ease until the fourth quarter of 2015 due to sluggish demand in the end market, according to sources in Taiwan's supply chain.

Largan Precision reports revenues for July 2015

Stockwatch - Aug 6, 10:10

Largan Precision has reported consolidated revenues of NT$5.255 billion (US$166.43 million) for July 2015, representing a 2.9% increase on month and 49.54% increase on year.

Xiaomi reportedly developing ARM solutions, paper says

Aug 5, 15:02

Xiaomi is engaged in the development of mobile processors based on the ARM chip architecture, and is expected to have the first in-house developed chips for handsets in early 2016, a 21st CenturyBusiness Herald report quoted sources from China's handset industry as saying.

Precise Biometrics signs license agreement with Elan

Aug 4, 15:50

Precise Biometrics has entered an agreement with Taiwan-based touchscreen sensor developer Elan Microelectronics for licensing of Precise Biometrics' product for fingerprint recognition in mobile devices, Precise BioMatch Mobile.

Makers optimistic about handset panel shipments to China in 2H15, says firm

Aug 4, 15:31

Panel makers are conservative about shipment growth in the second half of 2015 but expect steady shipments for handset applications to China due to an estimated 3-5% on-year smartphone shipment growth, according to Sigmaintell Consulting.

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