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  • Digitimes Research: China mobile AP shipments to growth over 18% in 2H16

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  • Sharp likely to not acquire OLED equipment as scheduled, says Nikkei

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  • IBM Taiwan expects growth potential in Taiwan, says executive

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Zhen Ding expects sales rebound in August

Aug 29, 08:51

Flexible PCB (FPCB) firm Zhen Ding Technology Holding expects sales to rebound starting August, and is looking to report flat growth in profits for the second half of 2016 compared to a year ago.

Quartz, SAW filter maker Tai-Saw to see revenues grow by double-digit rate in 2016

Newswatch - Aug 26, 16:09

Quartz component and SAW (surface-acoustic-wave) filter maker Tai-Saw Technology expects its revenues to post single-digit growth in the third quarter of 2016 and a double-digit growth for the year, according to chairman Huang Yu-tong.

Industry supply chain eyeing huge mobile-SoC market potential

Aug 26, 13:56

With more system vendors engaged in the development of mobile SoC solutions in-house, the market for mobile chips is set to expand a further US$10 billion, according to industry sources. IC foundries, and EDA and IC design service companies are all eyeing this additional market size.

Digitimes Research: China firms to share up to 30% of 2016 global fingerprint sensor shipments

Aug 24, 12:11

Due to fast growing use of smartphone-based mobile payment services in the China market, both international and domestic vendors, including white-box ones, have adopted fingerprint recognition functions for their smartphones. Consequently, China-based IC design houses are expected to account for up...

Digitimes Research: Qualcomm to extend lead in smartphone AP market

Aug 24, 11:55

Qualcomm will manage to extend its lead in the smartphone applications processor market in the second half of 2016 thanks to its competitive high-end and mid-range solutions, according to Digitimes Research.

Prices for handset peripheral chips falling

Aug 24, 11:14

Prices for handset peripheral chips have started to fall, squeezing further profits generated from phones, according to industry sources.

Primax revenues to hit new high in August, says paper

Newswatch - Aug 23, 16:10

Primax Electronics is expected to see its revenues hit a new high in August, buoyed by a 10% capacity ramp of its compact camera modules (CCMs) and peak season demand for audio products, according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) report.

Handset chassis maker AVY Precision reports earnings for 2Q16

Newswatch - Aug 22, 15:34

Handset and digital camera chassis maker AVY Precision Technology has reported net profits of NT$45.02 million (US$1.42 million) for the second quarter of 2016, down from the NT$58 million a quarter earlier.

Commentary: Taiwan makers reluctant to yield to Apple requests to lower quotes

Aug 19, 14:13

Apple has met resistance from makers in Taiwan's supply chain to lower their quotes for parts and components for iPhone 7 devices, a move which aims to force Apple to discontinue its established policy of constantly squeezing profits from Taiwan suppliers.

Fingerprint sensor penetration in smartphone market to rise above 50% in 2017

Aug 18, 15:01

The penetration rate for fingerprint-recognition sensors in the smartphone market will rise above 50% in 2017 from about 40% in 2016, according to industry observers. The ratio reached only 20% in 2015 indicating demand for fingerprint sensors has been growing robustly.

Taiwan firms enter supply chain for 2017 iPhone

Aug 16, 20:12

In addition to Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), Chipbond Technology and MJC Probe (MPI) have entered the supply chain for Apple's 2017 iPhone series, according to industry sources.

Zhen Ding, Flexium revenues disappoint

Aug 16, 11:13

Disappointing sales of the iPhone 6s during the first half of 2016 and lower-than-expected orders for the upcoming 7 series are negatively affecting sales at flexible PCB (FPCB) suppliers Zhen Ding Technology Holding and Flexium Interconnect, according to market observers.

PCL Technologies sees on-year growth in 1H16 operations

Aug 15, 11:55

Optical component and module maker PCL Technologies has reported first-half 2016 consolidated revenues of NT$930.5 million (US$28.9 million), increasing 13.48% on year, gross margin 28.56% up 5.33pp, operating profit NT$143.2 million up 53.24%, and net profit 158.2 million, up 29.39%.

Foxconn Technology reports sequential revenue growth for July 2016

Stockwatch - Aug 15, 11:46

Foxconn Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$6.86 billion (US$218.59 million) for July 2016, representing a 13.02% increase on month and 5.31% decline on year.

Handset component maker Silitech swings back to profitability in 2Q16

Newswatch - Aug 12, 15:32

Handset keypad and component maker Silitech Technology swung back to profitability in the second quarter of 2016, in which net profits reached NT$2 million (US$63,886) or NT$0.01 per share.

China-based Luxshare to take up 51% stake in Merry subsidiary

Aug 11, 10:09

The board of directors of headset maker Merry Electronics has approved a capital expansion project for its subsidiary in Suzhou, under which ICT-Lanto, a subsidiary of China-based Luxshare Precision Industry, will invest CNY530 million (US$79.74 million) to take up a 51% stake in Merry's Suzhou subs...

TSMC to begin volume production for MediaTek 10nm chips in 1Q17, say sources

Aug 9, 10:57

MediaTek's Helio X30 SoC designed for mid-range and high-end smartphones will be ready for volume production in the first quarter of 2017. The chips will be built by TSMC using the foundry's 10nm process technology, according to industry sources.

Qualcomm, Vivo sign 3G/4G patent license agreement

Aug 9, 10:54

Qualcomm and Vivo Communication Technology have entered into a new 3G and 4G patent license agreement for China, according to the companies.

Largan July revenues hit 9-month high

Aug 8, 11:20

Smartphone-use lens module maker Largan Precision has reported consolidated revenues of NT$4.591 billion (US$143 million) for July, the highest monthly level since November 2015. The sum represents a 27.72% on-month increase but a 12.64% on-year decline.

Alpha Networks sees sales decrease sequentially in July

Newswatch - Aug 8, 11:11

Alpha Networks has announced revenues of NT$1.608 billion (US$50.95 million), down 35.05% sequentially but up 2.48% on year.

Merry Electronics sees increased July revenues

Stockwatch - Aug 5, 10:32

Handset-use audio component maker Merry Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.484 billion (US$46.4 million) for July, rising 5.32% on month and 60.65% on year.

Oppo smartphone shipments marred by tight AMOLED supply

Aug 4, 12:06

Shipments of smartphones by China-based Oppo may fall short of its revised goal of shipping 90-100 million units in 2016 due to insufficient supply of AMOLED panels from Samsung Display, according to industry sources.

FPCB maker Ichia sees July revenues up on month

Stockwatch - Aug 2, 10:58

Handset-use flexible PCB maker Ichia Technologies has reported consolidated revenues of NT$551 million (US$17.2 million) for July, increasing 4.48% on month but decreasing 13.16% on year.

Spreadtrum LTE chipset adopted for new Samsung smartphone

Jul 29, 10:46

Spreadtrum Communications has announced that its quad-core LTE mobile chipset, the SC9830i, has been adopted for a new Samsung smartphone slated for launch shortly.

OLED to become leading smartphone display technology in 2020, IHS says

Jul 27, 11:04

Although liquid-crystal display (LCD) has dominated mobile phone displays for more than 15 years, organic light-emitting diode (OLED) display technology is set to become the leading smartphone display technology in 2020, according to IHS Markit.

Component makers to see weak orders for tablets and wearables

Jul 26, 12:25

Upstream component makers have seen weaker-than-expected orders for tablet and wearable products since the early first half and the issue is expected to continue in the second half of the year and will hurt the makers' revenue performances in 2016.

Innolux cooperates with Next Biometrics to develop flexible fingerprint sensor

Jul 22, 11:50

Innolux has cooperated with Norway-based Next Biometrics Group ASA to develop the world's first flexible fingerprint sensor based on Next's active thermal sensing technology, according to Innolux.

Commentary: ARM a must for SoftBank in paradigm shift

Jul 20, 12:46

SoftBank's decision to buy out ARM for GBP24.3 billion (US$32.2 billion) not only highlights the ruthless investment style of SoftBank's chairman and CEO Masayoshi Son, but also indicates the future business opportunities that will come along with the rising penetration of Internet of Things (IoT).

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Merry to form investment partnership with Luxshare via Suzhou subsidiary

Jul 19, 15:59

Headset maker Merry Electronics has signed a letter of intent for cooperation with China-based Luxshare Precision Industry under which Luxshare or one of its subsidiaries will take up a 40-60% stake in a Merry subsidiary in Suzhou, China for CNY400-600 million (US$59.71-89.57 million).

SoftBank to acquire ARM

Jul 18, 16:24

The boards of directors of SoftBank and ARM have announced that they have reached an agreement on the terms of a recommended all-cash acquisition of ARM for GBP24.3 billion (US$32.2 billion).

TSMC secures exclusive orders for Apple A11 chip, says report

Newswatch - Jul 18, 15:06

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has obtained all of Apple's A11 chip orders, according to a recent Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) report.

Egistec posts record 2Q16 revenues

Jul 12, 11:00

Fingerprint sensor supplier Egis Technology (Egistec) saw its second-quarter revenues hike 137.7% sequentially to NT$252 million (US$7.82 million). The figures were also the highest quarterly levels since the company's listing on Taiwan's OTC market in December 2015.

Ichia suffers pre-tax losses of over NT$100 million for 1H16

Stockwatch - Jul 11, 14:33

Flexible PCB and handset component maker Ichia Technologies has reported a pre-tax loss of NT$44 million (US$1.37 million) for the second quarter of 2016, extending the pre-tax losses to NT$124 million for the first half of 2016.

PCB maker Zhen Ding sees sales pick up in June

Newswatch - Jul 11, 10:53

PCB maker Zhen Ding Technology Holding has announced revenues of NT$5.47 billion (US$169.36 million) for June, up 11% on month but down 6.6% on year.

Handset component maker Silitech sees sales up on month in June

Newswatch - Jul 7, 14:46

Handset keypad and component maker Silitech Technology has reported revenues of NT$215 million (US$6.64 million) for June, increasing 5.7% on month but declining 19.9% on year.

Chip orders for Android phones slowing down

Jul 7, 10:17

IC orders placed by Android phone makers, mainly those in China, have slowed down recently, according to industry sources.

Largan sees June revenues drop on year

Jul 6, 11:30

Smartphone-use lens module maker Largan Precision has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.594 billion (US$110.9 million) for June, so far the highest monthly level in 2016 and growing 6.89% sequentially but slipping 29.61% on year.

Headset maker Merry June revenues reach all-time high

Newswatch - Jul 5, 22:03

Headset maker Merry Electronics has reported revenues of NT$1.409 million (US$43.66) million for June, the company's highest monthly figures. June's figures also represented an increase of 56.61% from the same period a year earlier.

Taiwan IT players see Apple demanding price cuts

Jul 5, 12:02

With worldwide smartphone shipment growth slowing down, Apple has been cutting its existing upstream component suppliers' quotes and seeking new component suppliers to maintain its high gross margins. Several Taiwan-based IT players such as Largan Precision, Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry)...

FPCB maker Ichia reports flat sales for June

Stockwatch - Jul 4, 15:35

Flexible PCB and handset keypad maker Ichia Technologies has reported revenues of NT$527 million (US$16.37 million) for June, up 2.87% sequentially but down 18.8% on year.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 and 800 processors to support Google Tango

Jun 30, 14:09

Qualcomm has announced that it will expand support for Tango technology to Snapdragon 820 and to future Snapdragon 800 and 600 tier processors.

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MediaTek joins China Mobile 5G project

Jun 30, 10:06

MediaTek has announced its participation in China Mobile's 5G Joint Innovation Center project.

Industry integration, 5G and IoT applications: Q&A with Qualcomm president Derek Aberle

Jun 29, 14:40

Qualcomm president Derek Aberle spared his time with Digitimes for an exclusive interview recently and shared his insights into a number of major issues facing the global semiconductor industry, including industry integration, future development of end-market products, and future cooperation...

Qualcomm president Derek Aberle

Qualcomm eyes future roll out of 5G SoC solutions

Jun 29, 13:42

Qualcomm aims to roll out the world's first 5G SoC solution, as 3GPP (3rd Generation Partnership Project) is expected to finalize 5G technology standards sometime in 2018, according to company engineering vice president Durga Prasad Malladi. Products could come as soon as the 2018-2019 time frame.

Egistec seeing strong fingerprint sensor orders through end-2016

Jun 29, 11:01

Fingerprint sensor supplier Egis Technology (Egistec) expects to enjoy strong orders through the end of 2016. Egistec has obtained new orders from a South Korea-based customers, and is looking to break into the supply chain of China's brand handset vendors in the fourth quarter, according to company...

MediaTek launches Helio X20 development board

Jun 28, 11:03

MediaTek has launched a development board based on the company's high-end Helio X20 mobile processor, which the company claimed is the industry's first development board using Tri-Cluster, deca-core and ARM Cortex-A72 technology.

Lite-On Technology expects growth for 2Q16

Jun 27, 15:13

EMS provider Lite-On Technology expects quarterly growth in second-quarter 2016 as sales have been better than expected, company CEO Warren Chen said at a shareholders meeting on June 24.

Samsung, Huawei reportedly lowering smartphone shipment targets for 3Q16

Jun 27, 11:21

Some leading Android smartphone vendors including Samsung Electronics and Huawei have lowered their shipment targets for the third quarter as well as for the entire year of 2016 due to slacking demand for high-end smartphones globally, according to industry sources.

Largan expected to keep lead in smartphone dual-lens module

Jun 24, 10:56

Although adoption of dual-lens cameras for smartphones is not yet popular, Largan Precision is expected to maintain its leading market status in technology and production capacity of smartphone-use dual-lens modules, according to industry sources.

Asustek, HTC caught up in Tessera patent infringement case in the US

Jun 22, 15:33

Commenting on US-based Tessera Technologies and its subsidiary Invensas filing lawsuits against players such as Broadcom and Avago as well as Asustek Computer and High Tech Computer (HTC) for infringing its semiconductor equipment patents, Asustek said that the company values intellectual property...

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