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.
Taiwan fingerprint sensor suppliers set to post strong 3Q16
Sep 13, 11:05
Taiwan-based fingerprint sensor suppliers including Egis Technology (Egistec), Elan Microelectronics and FocalTech Systems are set to post brisk sales for the third quarter of 2016 buoyed by strong demand for smartphones, according to market observers.
Foxlink sees revenues up on month in August
Stockwatch - Sep 9, 15:42
Foxlink has reported consolidated revenues of NT$8.538 billion (US$271.94 million) for August 2016, representing a 17.71% increase on month but a 14.4% drop on year.
Apple pulls in chip orders for new Apple Watch, say sources
Sep 9, 11:47
Apple has increased chip and component orders for its new Apple Watch Series 2 products with monthly shipment volumes for August and September both surpassing two million units, according to sources from the supply chain in Taiwan.
MediaTek posts record August revenues
Sep 8, 10:54
Mobile SoC specialist MediaTek has reported consolidated revenues of NT$25.87 billion (US$827.9 million) for August 2016, up 4.2% sequentially and 36.1% on year. The monthly results were also a record high.
Amperex Technology expected to take over production of Galaxy Note 7 batteries
Sep 7, 15:36
Following the recall by Samsung Electronics of its Galaxy Note 7 due to defective batteries produced by Samsung SDI, China-based Amperex Technology, which was a secondary supplier of batteries for the model, is expected to take over as main supplier following the incident, according to industry sour...
Intel begins shipping Kaby Lake notebook CPUs
Sep 5, 12:16
Intel has begun delivering its next-generation notebook-use Kaby Lake processors and will start shipping comparable desktop-use CPUs by year-end 2016, according to sources from Taiwan PC makers.
Apple reportedly hikes order volumes for new iPhone devices
Sep 5, 11:19
Apple reportedly has revised upward orders by 10% for parts and components needed for production of the new iPhone devices scheduled to be released on September 7, according to sources from the iPhone supply chain in Taiwan.
Tripod to post 5-8% revenue growth in 3Q16, says report
Stockwatch - Aug 31, 11:49
Tripod Technology is expected to report revenue growth of 5-8% sequentially for the third quarter of 2016 driven by rising HDI board demand for mobile devices, according to a recent Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) report.
Corning unveils Gorilla Glass SR+ for wearable devices
Aug 31, 11:34
Corning has unveiled Gorilla Glass SR+. Specifically designed for wearable devices, this new glass composite reduces visible scratches while delivering Gorilla Glass' toughness, optical clarity and touch sensitivity, according to the company.
Samsung announces mass production of 14nm Exynos chips
Aug 30, 21:17
Samsung Electronics has announced mass production of the Exynos 7 Quad 7570 built on 14nm process technology for the budget smartphone market as well as other IoT devices. Exynos 7570 is also Samsung's first Exynos processor to fully integrate a Cat.4 LTE 2CA modem and connectivity solutions including...
Vendors to shift away more orders from BYD
Aug 30, 11:07
Asustek Computer and Huawei are expected to shift more of their existing orders for notebooks and smartphones away from China-based BYD, which is having a difficult time fulfilling its promises in product quality and shipment schedule to the clients, according to sources from the upstream supply cha...
Digitimes Research: China mobile AP shipments to growth over 18% in 2H16
Aug 29, 21:29
Shipment of mobile application processors for smartphones and tablets in the China market are expected to grow 18.6% in the second half of 2016 from those shipped in the first half of the year due to seasonal demand and inventory build-ups for the first quarter of 2017, according to Digitimes Resear...
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.
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.
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.
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%.
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...
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.
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.
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.