Asustek shifting ZenFone touch panel orders back to Taiwan
Apr 17, 12:02
In order to secure stable shipments and maintain profitability, Asustek Computer will shift touch panel orders from O-Film to makers in Taiwan including JTouch, TPK and Young Fast Electronics for its ZenFone 2 smartphone, according to industry sources.
Rigidtech expanding PSS capacity in China
Apr 16, 10:22
PSS (patterned sapphire substrate) maker Rigidtech Microelectronics is setting up a factory in eastern China with initial monthly capacity of 100,000 PSS and volume production there will begin around the end of 2015, according to the company.
Rockchip showcases devices at Hong Kong Electronics Fair
Apr 15, 15:34
China-based IC design house Fuzhou Rockchip Electronics is exhibiting smartphones and tablets equipped with Intel processors, and Chromebooks developed through cooperation with Google at the 2015 Hong Kong Electronics Fair (Spring Edition) taking place during April 13-16.
Digitimes Research: AMOLED to dominate werable displays from 2015-2020
Apr 13, 15:50
Over the next five years the wearables industry will continue to develop applications ranging from smartwatches, smart wristbands and various facial applications, and will primarily rely on AMOLED technology for displays due to its flexible and energy-saving features, according to Digitimes Research...
FPCB maker Ichia posts losses in 1Q15
Apr 13, 10:38
Flexible PCB maker Ichia Technologies has posted a net loss of NT$86 million (US$2.75 million) or NT$0.25 per share on revenues of NT$1.88 billion in the first quarter of 2015.
Spreadtrum looks to expand shipments for smartphones in 2015, says chairman
Apr 7, 11:55
China-based Spreadtrum Communications expects to enjoy significant growth in shipments for 3G and 4G LTE smartphones in 2015, according to company chairman and CEO Leo Li. Sales generated from the company's smartphone solutions are set to account for more than 40% of its overall revenues during the...
IC orders from China phone makers picking up slowly
Apr 7, 11:27
Orders for ICs from China's handset industry is picking up at a slower-than-expected pace, according to industry sources. The local telecom operators are reluctant to resume subsidies for the purchase of handsets, which the sources have identified as the main cause.
Digitimes Research: Samsung expected to see increasing orders on 14nm process
Apr 2, 12:01
Qualcomm's next-generation application processor (AP), the Snapdragon 820, is expected to outsource to Samsung Electronics using a 14nm node, which the Korea-based foundry house has demonstrated as a proven process as showcased by the performance and power consumption of its14nm Exynos 7420 CPU developed...
TSMC to supply chips for rumored iPhone 6S and 6C
Mar 25, 22:32
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) will remain the major processor supplier for Apple in the second half of 2015 as the foundry will supply 20nm chips for an upcoming 6C model and 16nm FinFET chips for 6S models, according to industry sources.
TSMC to post flat to 5% revenue growth in 2Q15
Mar 24, 22:20
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is expected to post revenue growth of 0-5% sequentially in the second quarter of 2015, buoyed mainly by rising output for 20nm chips, according to industry sources.
China handset solution market to become more volatile in 2015
Mar 19, 15:32
The competition in China's smartphone chipset solution market is likely to become a fierce race among three or four major players in 2015 as compared to a tug-of-war between Qualcomm and MediaTek staged in 2014, according to industry sources.
Digitimes Research: Samsung to adopt MediaTek APs for smartphones
Mar 18, 22:12
Samsung Electronics had talks with MediaTek over cooperation in the second half of 2014 and MediaTek is expected to become an application processor (AP) supplier of Samsung's smartphones in the second half of 2015 at the soonest to help fill up the gap in the Korea-based vendor's product lineup.
Taiwan tablet supply chain facing increased competition from China
Mar 11, 15:04
China-based tablet component makers and ODMs, including Shenzhen Zowee Technology, Shenzhen DPT-Touch, 3Nod Electronics and Camerking, have offered lower quotes to compete with Taiwan-based makers for orders from Taiwan- and China-based vendors, according to industry sources.
Altek expects operations to bottom out in 1Q15
Mar 10, 20:27
Digital camera ODM Altek, viewing that its in-house-developed dual-lens solutions have been adopted by two smartphone vendors for launch in the second quarter of 2015, expects its operations to bottom out in the first quarter, the company said at a March 10 investors conference.
IC substrate, FPCB suppliers to benefit from Apple Watch release
Mar 9, 13:55
Taiwan-based IC substrate supplier Kinsus Interconnect Technology and flexible PCB makers Zhen Ding Technology Holding, Career Technology and Flexium Interconnect reportedly have jointed the Apple Watch's supply chain, according to industry sources.
Digitimes Research: Intel simplifies Atom product lines for mobile devices
Mar 6, 16:16
Intel has announced its latest lineup for its Atom series products at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2015 and in addition to simplifying the naming system for the processors to avoid confusion, the CPU giant also designed and optimized them specifically for different segments of the market.
Casetek sees weaker profits in 4Q14; rumored to supply chassis for iPhones
Mar 5, 15:40
Chassis maker Casetek holding, a subsidiary of Pegatron Technology, has announced its financial results for the fourth quarter of 2014. The company achieved an EPS of just NT$4.42 (US$0.14) during the period. Despite achieving better gross margins than in the third quarter, the percentage compared...
Commentary: Galaxy S6 to bring significant impact on supply chains
Mar 4, 12:07
The launch of the Galaxy S6 may help Samsung Electronics revive its flagging smartphone business thanks to improvements in terms of product design and functionality. And yet, the new Galaxy smartphone may bring significant impact on the upstream supply chains.
MWC 2015: Intel launches new mobile SoCs, LTE solution
Mar 3, 22:14
Intel CEO Brian Krzanich has announced a series of mobile platforms including the company's new low-cost system-on-chip (SoC) for phones, phablets and tablets, a global LTE solution, new personal computing experiences, and a range of customers for mobile device and network infrastructure offerings.
Samsung intros 128GB UFS storage for smartphones
Mar 2, 10:37
Samsung Electronics has announced that it is now mass producing 128GB ultra-fast embedded memory based on the Universal Flash Storage (UFS) 2.0 standard for smartphones. The new embedded memory's UFS 2.0 interface is the most advanced JEDEC-compliant, next-generation flash memory storage specification...