China handset firms warned of overbooking
May 27, 15:26
MediaTek has warned its China-based handset clients that they might have placed more orders than their actual demand, in consideration of potential overbooking, according to industry sources.
Supply chain to start shipping new iPhones at the end of 3Q16
May 17, 14:11
The upstream supply chain is expected to begin shipping Apple's upcoming next-generation iPhone products at the end of the third quarter. A new 4.7-inch iPhone will be handled by Pegatron Technology and Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry), while the new 5.5-inch model will be made by Wistron...
Silitech reports losses for 1Q16
Stockwatch - May 11, 21:08
Keypad and chassis maker Silitech Technology has reported a net loss of NT$67 million or NT$0.37 per share on revenues of NT$605 million for the first quarter of 2016.
Catcher expects flat performance in 2016
May 6, 16:29
Taiwan-based chassis maker Catcher Technology has turned conservative about its performance in the first half of 2016 and expects sales to stay flat from the same period a year ago as a large client has not been performing well recently, according to company chairman Hung Shui-shu.
Headset maker Merry sees revenues up in April
Stockwatch - May 6, 15:17
Headset maker Merry Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.159 billion (US$35.8 million) for April, increasing 33.22% on month and 34.6% on year.
FIH Mobile issues earnings warning on weak demand
May 6, 12:01
FIH Mobile, an OEM handset unit of the Foxconn Group, has issued an earnings warning, expecting its net profits for the first half of 2016 to reach only US$10-20 million, a decline of 84.4-92.2% from US$129 million recorded a year earlier.
TSMC begins tape-out of 10nm A11 chips for Apple
May 6, 10:48
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has recently begun to tape out the design for Apple's A11 processor built on a 10nm FinFET process, according to industry sources.
Quartz component maker TXC to increase capex for 2016
Newswatch - May 5, 14:18
Quartz component maker TXC, which has cut into the iPhone supply chain, will ramp its capex for 2016 to NT$750 million (US$23.18 million), an increase of 87.5% from NT$400 million spent a year earlier, according to company president Peter Lin.
Casetek sees on-year growth in 1Q16 revenues
May 5, 14:07
Taiwan-based chassis maker Casetek has announced revenues of NT$8.42 billion (US$260.24 million) for the first quarter, down 31.7% sequentially, but up 5.5% on year, while operating profits reached NT$1.26 billion, down 56.7% sequentially, but up 49.1% on year, and EPS NT$2.72.
Ichia reports revenues down in April
Stockwatch - May 4, 21:28
Ichia Technologies has reported consolidated revenues of NT$438 million (US$13.55 million) for April 2016, representing a 15.54% drop on month and 35.1% drop on year.
Apple increases chip orders for iPhone SE in 2Q16
May 3, 14:23
Apple has increased orders for its low-priced iPhone SE in the second quarter of 2016, according to industry sources. The second-quarter outlook for related chip orders has been revised to more than five million units from 3.5-4 million.
Primax reports increased earnings for 1Q16
Newswatch - Apr 22, 14:24
PC peripheral and mobile device component maker Primax Electronics has reported net profits of NT$400 million (US$12.38 million) for the first quarter of 2016, increasing 9% from a year earlier. The earnings translated into an EPS of NT$0.91 for the quarter compared to NT$0.85 of a year earlier.
MediaTek Labs announces availability of new development platform for RTOS
Apr 21, 14:33
MediaTek has announced its MediaTek LinkIt development platform for RTOS and the platform's first hardware development kit (HDK). This platform is the first from MediaTek delivering a common tool chain and set of APIs for multiple chipsets, offering developers the ability to create a range of IoT devices...
Handset supply chains in Taiwan, China face inventory losses
Apr 21, 11:25
Makers in the handset supply chains in Taiwan and China are becoming more conservative about building up inventories for parts and components due to intensifying competition in the China market as a result of the release of the iPhone SE, according to sources from Taiwan's handset supply chain.
Intel reports 1Q16 GAAP revenue of US$13.7 billion
Apr 20, 15:28
Intel has reported first-quarter 2016 GAAP revenue of US$13.7 billion, operating income of US$2.6 billion, net income of US$2.0 billion and EPS of US%0.42. Intel reported non-GAAP revenue of US$13.8 billion, operating income of US$3.3 billion, net income of US$2.6 billion and EPS of US%0.54. The company...
Intel announces corporate restructuring; to reduce staff by 11%
Apr 20, 15:15
Intel has announced a restructuring initiative to accelerate its evolution from a PC company to one that powers the cloud and smart, connected computing devices. Intel said it will intensify focus in high-growth areas where it is positioned for long-term leadership, customer value and growth, while...
Earthquake in Kumamoto, Japan may hurt Sony CIS business
Apr 18, 15:12
In 2015, Japan's Kyushu had 892 semiconductor-related companies, of which 360 were semiconductor equipment players, 248 semiconductor component players and 185 semiconductor manufacturers. Within these companies, 391 were located in Kyushu's Fukuoka Prefecture, while 176 were located in Kumamoto Prefecture...
Himax display drivers power HTC flagship smartphones
Apr 18, 11:11
Himax Technologies has announced that the company's display driver IC of Quad HD (QHD) resolution family, HX8396-C, has been adopted by HTC to power the smartphone vendor's new flagship model HTC 10.
Asustek reduces demand for Intel-developed smartphone platforms
Apr 8, 12:17
Asustek Computer has added platforms developed by Qualcomm and Taiwan-based MediaTek for its ZenFone-series smartphones, reducing the proportion of platforms developed by Intel, its original supplier. Asustek's Intel chip demand is estimated to decrease from about six million units in 2015 to below...
Largan Precision sees on-month increase in March revenues
Apr 6, 11:46
Smartphone-use lens module maker Largan Precision has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.024 billion (US$92.1 million) for March, increasing 48.40% on month but decreasing 22.95% on year, and those of NT$8.271 billion for January-March slipped 21.73% on year.
Foxlink to hand out cash dividend of NT$2 for 2015
Newswatch - Apr 6, 11:43
Connector and handset component maker Foxlink Technology plans to hand out a cash dividend of NT$2 for 2015, for which net profits totaled NT$1.65 billion (NT$5.09 million) or NT$3.22 per share.
Chip orders from Apple slow, say sources
Mar 31, 10:50
Chip orders from Apple are relatively slow in the second quarter of 2016 compared to those in the same quarter in previous years, according to industry sources.
MediaTek shipments unlikely to rebound until May or June
Mar 31, 08:56
MediaTek's shipments are still affected partially by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company's (TSMC) wafer delivery delays caused by an earthquake that hit southern Taiwan in early February, and are unlikely to return to normal until May or June, according to industry sources.
Galaxy S7 equips IDT technology as part of wireless fast charge
Mar 30, 22:14
Integrated Device Technology (IDT) has announced that the company and Samsung Electronics have teamed up to deliver wireless charging for the Galaxy S7, Samsung's newest feature-rich smartphone. The IDT technology includes all of the hardware and software needed to enable mobile devices to be charged...