Supply chain estimated to deliver 50 million units of iPhone 6 in 2014
Oct 23, 15:06
Strong demand for Apple's iPhone 6 has boosted Pegatron Technology's orders for 2014 and the maker is expected to ship close to 25 million units before the end of 2014, according to sources from the upstream supply chain. Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) will also deliver about 25 million...
Inhon braces for impact on parent company over food scandal
Oct 16, 12:14
Sales of Inhon Technologies Group (Inhontech), an ODM maker of glass fiber handset and notebook cases, chassis and other plastics parts, may be affected by an ongoing investigation into its parent company Ting Hsin International Group over a tainted cooking oil scandal, according to industry sources...
MediaTek announces MT6735 WorldMode smartphone platform
Oct 16, 11:16
MediaTek has announced a new 64-bit mobile system on chip (SoC), the MT6735, which builds opon MediaTek's existing line-up of mainstream LTE platforms by integrating with CDMA2000 technology and adding the critical WorldMode modem capability.
Handset solution vendors to launch low-priced 4G chips in 1H15
Oct 16, 09:53
Handset solution vendors are preparing to launch next-generation 4G chipsets in the first half of 2015 with prices likely to be 30% cheaper than current models, heralding keen competition in the 4G chipset segment in the coming year, according to industry sources.
LCD driver IC vendors ramping up non-LCD driver IC shipments
Oct 7, 22:14
Some Taiwan-based LCD driver IC vendors, including Himax Technologies, Sitronix Technology and ILi Technology (Ilitek), have begun ramping up shipments of non-LCD driver IC products, which are expected to contribute significantly to sales and profit growth for the companies in 2014, according to industry...
Simplo, Dynapack see revenue growth in September thanks to iPhone
Oct 7, 15:26
Battery maker Simplo Technology has announced revenues of NT$5.4 billion (US$177.3 million) for September 2014, up 7.85% on month and 1.66% on year, with combined revenues for the first nine months of 2014 reaching NT$40.98 billion, up 9.24% on year. Market watchers pointed out that the growth was...
Vapor chamber looks promising for smartphone cooling
Oct 6, 16:30
In addition to ultra-thin heat pipes, cooling module makers have also developed vapor chamber solutions for mobile devices and several Japan-, Taiwan- and Korea-based smartphone vendors have already expressed interest in the solutions, according to sources from the smartphone supply chain.
JDI sees increased orders from Xiaomi
Oct 1, 14:00
JDI is seeing increased orders from Xiaomi as the smartphone vendor further tackles the entry-level and mid-range segments in China and expands its supply chain.
Android smartphone vendors speeding up migration to 64-bit architecture
Sep 29, 14:11
With Google planning to release its Android L OS soon, which supports 64-bit processors, Android-based smartphone vendors will speed up their migration to the 64-bit architecture, making 64-bit CPUs mainstream technology for smartphones in the second half of 2015, according to industry sources.
Smartphone 4G solution prices to continue to fall in 1H15
Sep 22, 13:15
Prices of entry-level 4G smartphone solutions have dropped to US$8-9 per unit recently and could slip to US$6-7 in the first half of 2015 as chipset solution vendors are applying aggressive pricing in order to land design-wins for smartphones to be released in early 2015, according to industry sourc...
China CCM makers expanding capacities
Sep 22, 11:50
China-based Sunny Optical Technology, Shenzhen O-film Tech and Truly Opto-electronics have been expanding production capacities for compact camera modules (CCMs) for smartphones and tablets, according to sources with Taiwan's supply chain.
MediaTek announces 2T2R 802.11n Wi-Fi AP/router SoC
Sep 17, 10:45
MediaTek has announced its MT7628, a 2T2R 802.11n Wi-Fi AP/router system on chip (SoC). Integrating a 2T2R 802.11n Wi-Fi radio and a 580MHz MIPS 24KEc CPU, the MT7628 enables consumers to control their home network, connected appliances and cloud services at home or on the go.
TSMC sees follow-up IC orders for iPhone 6 devices
Sep 16, 22:33
Foreign chipset suppliers have placed follow-up orders for chips to be used in iPhone 6 devices with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), extending order visibility of foundry houses to the first quarter of 2015, according to industry sources.
Android One smartphones released, says MediaTek
Newswatch - Sep 16, 15:38
The first wave of Android One devices featuring MediaTek's MT6582 mobile system-on-chip (mobile SoC) based on ARM CortexTM A7 processors have been launched, according to MediaTek.
Qualcomm unveils Snapdragon 210 for entry-level 4G smartphones, tablets
Sep 12, 11:51
Qualcomm has announced a range of new products and technologies designed to drive high-performance computing and connectivity to entry-level and mainstream smartphones and tablets. The newest addition to its Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 tier, the Snapdragon 210 processor, will offer integrated multimode...
Tongli to establish new protective film production facilities in Taiwan
Sep 3, 22:11
Following China-based protective film maker Tongli Optoelectronic Technology's move to set up research and development facilities in Taiwan in order to further harness business opportunities from Taiwan's upstream supply chain players, the company is now expanding facilities in China and will also...
Shortage of CNC capacity to remain until 2015, say chassis makers
Sep 3, 14:59
Because a large portion of CNC machines are being used to carve out unibody metal-alloy chassis for iPhones, and Japan-, South Korea- and China-based smartphone vendors have adopted or will adopt similar chassis, global CNC capacity for metal-alloy chassis is expected to be in shortage until 2015,...
New mobile products to benefit component suppliers until end of 2014
Sep 2, 15:49
With smartphone players such as Samsung Electronics, LG Electronics and Sony expected to unveil their latest products at IFA 2014, and Apple set to release its new mobile products later in September, sources from the upstream supply chain expect that component suppliers' revenues will remain strong...
TSMC July revenues hit all-time high
Aug 11, 11:21
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) saw its revenues hit a record high of NT$64.93 billion (US$2.16 billion) in July, increasing 7.6% sequentially and 24.6% on year.
Simplo, Dynapack see increased July revenues
Aug 6, 15:35
Notebook battery pack maker Simplo Technology saw July consolidated revenues of NT$4.8 billion (US$160 million) rise 4.3% on month and 6.69% on year, while fellow maker Dynapack International Technology had those of NT$2.31 billion, growing 11.41% and 1.34%, respectively. Simplo's January-July consolidated...
FocalTech reports net profits of NT$310 for 2Q14
Newswatch - Aug 5, 22:06
Touchscreen controller IC vendor FocalTech Systems has reported net profits of NT$310 million (US$10.33 million) on revenues of NT$1.29 billion for the second quarter of 2014.