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Analog IC firm Leadtrend grows shipments for mobile devices

Sep 29, 14:20

Leadtrend Technology has enjoyed rising shipments of fast-charging solutions for mobile devices, which boosted its August revenues to a record NT$126 million (US$4.02 million).

Chip orders for new iPhone to fall in 1Q17, sources say

Sep 23, 15:03

Chip orders placed for the iPhone 7/7 Plus will likely fall about 20% sequentially in the first quarter of 2017, according to an estimate made by analog chip suppliers.

Chip orders for iPhone 7/7 Plus are likely to fall in 1Q17

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.

Chip orders for iPhone 7 higher-than-expected

Sep 14, 11:09

Chip orders for the iPhone 7 placed thus far for 2016 are higher than previously estimated, according to industry sources.

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.

Growing adoption of fingerprint sensors among Android smartphones is driving the IC designers sale

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...

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 battery issue expected to benefit Taiwan battery shipments, says paper

Newswatch - Sep 6, 15:35

The recall of Samsung Electronics' Galaxy Note 7 over battery issues has raised concerns among worldwide smartphone brands about their battery quality and is expected to benefit Taiwan-based battery makers including Simplo Technology and Dynapack, which have advantages in technology and quality, according...

Merry Electronics sees revenues hit record high for third consecutive month in August

Stockwatch - Sep 6, 12:04

Handset-use audio component maker Merry Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.682 billion (US$53.0 million) for August, hitting a monthly record for the third consecutive month and also representing growth of 13.3% on month and 61.36% on year.
Accumulated 2016 revenues through...

Microelectronics Technology sees increased August revenues

Newswatch - Sep 6, 11:56

Microwave and satellite wireless device maker Microelectronics Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$647 million (US$20.4 million) for August, increasing 9.87% on month and 37.73% on year.

MediaTek rumored to receive RFQ for wireless charging chip from Apple, says paper

Newswatch - Sep 5, 16:02

Apple reportedly has issued a request for quotation (RFQ) to MediaTek recently for wireless charging chips for an iPhone case, according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) report citing sources from the related upstream supply chain.

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.

DRAM contract prices continue to rally, says DRAMeXchange

Sep 2, 11:39

DRAM contract prices continued their growth in August with prices for 4GB modules reaching as high as US$14, according to DRAMeXchange.

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.

Corning Gorilla Glass SR+

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...

Samsung 14nm Exynos chips

Demand set to boom for iris- and face-recognition chips for smartphones

Aug 30, 13:53

Demand for iris- and face- recognition chips for smartphones is expected to surge encouraging more China- and Taiwan-based fabless firms to step into the field, according to industry sources.

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.

Zhen Ding chairman Charles Shen

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.

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