Camera lens makers sending dual-lens samples for next-generation iPhone
Feb 2, 16:29
Taiwan-based Largan Technology as well as Japan- and China-based camera lens makers have sent dual-lens camera samples to Apple for testing, according to sources from the upstream supply chain. Apple is reportedly planning to adopt a dual-lens camera for its next-generation iPhone Plus.
FPCB maker Ichia sees decreased January revenues
Stockwatch - Feb 2, 12:18
Flexible PCB and keypad maker Ichia Technologies has reported consolidated revenues of NT$473 million (US$14.15 million) for January 2016, dropping 5.74% from the previous month and 41.22% from the period one year earlier.
Handset baseband IC market declines 12% in 3Q15, says Strategy Analytics
Jan 29, 11:01
The global cellular baseband processor market declined 12% from a year earlier to US$5.1 billion in the third quarter of 2015, according to Strategy Analytics. Qualcomm, MediaTek, Samsung LSI, Spreadtrum and HiSilicon grabbed the top-five baseband revenue share spots in the quarter.
Global 2016 IC market to rise 4%, says IC Insights
Jan 26, 15:38
Market research firm IC Insights has forecast that the global IC market will log a 4% increase in 2016, and fab capacity utilization rates will range from 90% to 93% with 12-inch fab capacity utilization rates coming higher at about 95%.
Fingerprint sensor market growth continues upward trajectory, says IHS
Jan 26, 15:00
Fingerprint sensors, used primarily for mobile device login and payment security systems, have become an expected feature in high-end smartphones and, to a lesser extent, in tablets and notebooks. Led by Apple's iPhone, shipments of fingerprint sensors have grown from 316 million in 2014 to 499 million...
China market: Force touch sensor demand to increase in 2H16
Jan 22, 10:22
More China-based Android phone developers are ready to roll out new models featuring force touch screens in 2016, but orders for force touch sensors from China are unlikely to see significant increases until the second half of 2016, according to sources at Taiwan-based touchscreen IC specialists.
Sensor hubs market growing fast, IHS says
Jan 21, 10:12
The demand for sensor hubs, dedicated processing elements used for low-power sensor processing tasks, is booming. In fact due to "always on" sensor processing trends and the limitations of battery technology, the overall market for all types of sensor hubs will exceed 1.0 billion units in...
Digitimes Research: MediaTek facing challenges from mobile AP market in 2016
Jan 19, 21:32
MediaTek is currently a major mobile application processor (AP) supplier in China and is enjoy high shares in the country's smartphone and tablet AP markets; however, lacking clients from western countries, the company is only able to achieve limited growth in its share of the worldwide AP market and...
Qualcomm, TDK form JV to provide RF front-end solutions for mobile devices
Jan 14, 11:13
Qualcomm and TDK have announced an agreement to form a joint venture to enable delivery of RF front-end (RFFE) modules and RF filters into fully integrated systems for mobile devices and fast-growing business segments, such as Internet of Things (IoT), drones, robotics, automotive applications and...
Fingerprint sensor prices to fall 40% in 2016
Jan 13, 21:52
Fingerprint sensor prices, which fell more than 30% in 2015, are expected to fall further in 2016 due to more competition in the market, according to industry sources.
Qualcomm regains competitive edge in China solution market
Jan 11, 11:53
Qualcomm has regained its competitive edge in China's smartphone solution market as it has managed to renew licensing agreements with a number of China-based handset vendors, according to sources from Taiwan's handset industry.
MediaTek December sales fall 12%
Stockwatch - Jan 11, 10:33
IC design house MediaTek has announced consolidated revenues of NT$18.52 billion (US$553.7 million) for December 2015, down 11.6% sequentially but up 8.5% on year.
Catcher cuts capex for 2016 in response to client orders
Jan 7, 11:46
Catcher Technology is planning to cut its capex for 2016, and the amount will be much lower than those budgeted in the past two years in response to its clients' upcoming orders, according to company chairman Hong Shui-shu.
Largan sees decreased December revenues
Jan 5, 21:23
Smartphone-use lens module maker Largan Precision on January 5 reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.979 billion (US$121 million) for December, shrinking 30.28% on month and 30.84% on year.
Ichia reports decreased December revenues
Stockwatch - Jan 5, 10:52
Handset-use flexible PCB and keypad maker Ichia Technologies has reported consolidated revenues of NT$502 million (US$15.3 million) for December 2015, decreasing 10.84% on month and 33.62% on year.
Qualcomm signs more patent license deals in China
Dec 31, 10:37
Qualcomm has disclosed two license deals it has reached with China-based Haier and Beijing Tianyu Communication Equipment, which will pay the chip firm royalties for using its 3G and 4G wireless technologies to make smartphones and other mobile devices.
Catcher to see strong 2016, says paper
Newswatch - Dec 29, 15:48
Market watchers remain optimistic about Taiwan-based Catcher Technology's operation in 2016 as the metal chassis maker will continue to be supported by its non-Apple clients, and will also remain as the largest chassis supplier for Apple's upcoming new iPhone products, according to the Chinese-language...
MediaTek looks to emerging markets for 2016 growth
Dec 29, 11:03
China has seen robust 4G smartphone demand during 2015, and demand for 4G devices in India, Southeast Asia, Latin America and the Middle East is set to rise in 2016 driving MediaTek's performance, according to Ching-Jiang Hsieh, president for the smartphone chip provider.
MediaTek December sales to fall
Dec 21, 15:15
MediaTek will likely report a substantial decrease sequentially in December revenues, due to a cutback in orders from handset vendors, according to industry sources.
ZTE to develop smartphone application processors in house
Dec 21, 15:13
ZTE has stepped up its efforts to internally develop smartphone chipset solutions, aiming to re-capture the title as one of the top-three smartphone vendors in China, according to a China Business News (CBN) report.
Samsung likely to stick with QHD displays for smartphones in 2016
Dec 17, 15:44
There are various reports circulating in Korea's media regarding whether local smartphone vendors will release new smartphones equipped with Ultra HD (4K) panels. A latest report from iNEWS has stated Samsung Electronics in particular will stick with QHD (2560 by 1440) panels due to lack of...
Egistec sets IPO price
Newswatch - Dec 17, 10:27
Fingerprint sensor maker Egis Technology (Egistec) will debut on Taiwan's over-the-counter (OTC) securities market with an initial price of NT$115 (US$3.51) per share on December 23.
Merry to issue 63 million new shares to Luxshare-ICT
Stockwatch - Dec 10, 11:04
Taiwan-based headset maker Merry Electronics has announced it has signed an agreement to sell 63 million new shares to a subsidiary of China-based connector maker Luxshare-ICT for a total of NT$3.78 billion (US$114.89 million) via a private placement.
Foxlink November revenues down on month
Newswatch - Dec 8, 15:35
Handset chassis maker Foxlink Technology has reported revenues of NT$10.753 billion (US$326.59 million) for November 2015, down 23% sequentially but up 17.3% on year.
Catcher November revenues hit record
Dec 7, 11:43
Metal-alloy chassis maker Catcher Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$8.341 billion (US$257 million) for November, hitting a monthly record for the fourth consecutive time with sequential growth of 1.42% and on-year growth of 50.26%.
Largan posts strong November revenues
Dec 7, 11:19
Smartphone-use lens module maker Largan Precision has reported consolidated revenues of NT$5.707 billion (US$176 million) for November, slightly dropping 1.07% from its monthly record generated in October. The November figure is the third-highest monthly on company record.
Egistec to list on Taiwan OTC
Dec 3, 11:25
Fingerprint sensor maker Egis Technology (Egistec) will be listed on the Taiwan over-the-counter (OTC) stock market as early as the end of December, according to the company.