Samsung, LG adopt thermal pipes for smartphones to be launched in 2017
Jan 18, 15:33
Samsung Electronics has adopted thermal-pipe heat dissipation solutions for its Galaxy S8 which will launch in March 2017, with thermal pipes to be produced by Taiwan-based Auras Technology and Chaun Choung Technology (CCI). Meanwhile, LG Electronics will use heat-pipes supplied by Japan-based Furukawa...
Smartphone vendors likely to brace for component shortages in 2017
Jan 16, 11:38
The risk for the global handset industry to brace for a shortage in supplies of some key components, including displays, memory products and optical sensing devices, in 2017 is rising due to strong demand from China-based smartphone vendors, according to sources from Taiwan's handset supply chains.
Ichia sees earnings increase 5-fold sequentially in 4Q16
Newswatch - Jan 12, 15:39
Flexible PCB and handset component maker Ichia Technologies has reported net profits of NT$115 million (US$3.604 million) for the fourth quarter of 2016, a five-fold increase from the previous quarter.
Silitech reports decreased sales for December
Stockwatch - Jan 9, 10:04
Chassis and component maker Silitech Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$180.86 million (US$5.642 million) for December 2016, down 0.25% from the previous month and 43.83% from a year earlier.
Largan Precision December revenues hit 14-month high
Jan 5, 22:25
Smartphone-use lens module maker Largan Precision on January 5 reported consolidated revenues of NT$5.446 billion (US$170 million) for December, the highest monthly level since November 2015 and increasing 4.58% on month and 36.87% on year.
Ichia revenues fall 17% in 2016
Stockwatch - Jan 4, 10:51
Flexible PCB and handset component maker Ichia Technologies has reported consolidated revenues of NT$541 million (US$16.7 million) for December 2016, down 8% sequentially but up 7% on year.
Taiwan Mobile to reduce capex for 2017
Dec 20, 14:15
Taiwan Mobile (TWM) expects its capex for 2017 to be significantly lower than the amount it spent in 2016 due to decreased spending on establishing network infrastructure, according to company president James Jeng.
InvenSense EIS solution adopted by Oppo
Dec 15, 10:12
InvenSense, a provider of MEMS sensors, has announced its electronic image stabilization (EIS) solution adopted for the recently-released Oppo R9S and R9S Plus smartphones.
Synaptics announces optical-based fingerprint sensors for smartphones
Dec 14, 21:52
Synaptics has announced a new family of Natural ID biometric authentication solutions that leverage high-performance, highly secure optical-based fingerprint sensors for smartphones and tablets. The new Synaptics FS9100 optical fingerprint sensor family is capable of high-resolution scanning through...
Silitech reports flat performance for November
Stockwatch - Dec 7, 13:55
Chassis maker Silitech Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$181.31 million (US$5.675 million) for November, on par with the NT$181.3 recorded a month earlier but down 40.73% from a year earlier.
Merry November revenues hit record for 6th straight month
Stockwatch - Dec 6, 15:45
Handset-use audio component maker Merry Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.09 billion (US$65.7 million) for November, hitting a monthly record for the sixth consecutive month and representing an increase of 7.32% on month and 75.92% on year.
Largan November revenues hit 12-month high
Dec 6, 11:11
Smartphone lens module maker Largan Precision has reported consolidated revenues of NT$5.208 billion (US$164 million) for November, increasing 2.65% sequentially but decreasing 8.75% on year. The sum is the highest monthly level since December 2015.
LandMark expects rebound in 1Q17, PCL sees boom in 4Q16
Dec 5, 11:47
LandMark Optoelectronics, a maker of GaAs- and InP-based epitaxial wafers used to make optical communication components, expects business to rebound in first-quarter 2017, while optical component and module maker PCL Technologies has seen booming business in fourth-quarter 2016 and expects the boom...
FPCB maker Ichia sees increased November revenues
Stockwatch - Dec 1, 22:11
Handset-use flexible PCB maker Ichia Technologies has reported consolidated revenues of NT$593 million (US$18.7 million) for November, growing 18.12% on month and 5.36% on year.
MediaTek enhances deca-core chip lineup
Dec 1, 14:54
MediaTek has announced new additions to its Helio X20 family of high-end mobile processors. The new Helio X23 and X27 offer the next level in user experiences by improving the overall performance, camera quality and power consumption of the SoC family, according to the company.
Digitimes Research: China mobile AP shipments to rise 11.6% in 4Q16
Nov 23, 22:31
Shipments of mobile application processors for smartphones and tablets in China are expected to grow 11.6% sequentially in the fourth quarter of 2016, thanks mainly to seasonal factors and inventory build-ups for the first quarter of 2017, according to Digitimes Research.
Market for 10nm mobile chips to heat up in 2017
Nov 22, 10:54
Qualcomm, Samsung Electronics, MediaTek, Apple and Spreadtrum Communications are gearing up to roll out their 10nm mobile chips which will be shipped in smartphones during 2017.
Foxlink sees earnings rebound in 3Q16
Newswatch - Nov 15, 21:30
Cable and connector maker Foxlink has reported net profits of NT$238 million (US$7.47 million) for the third quarter of 2016, a sharp increase from the NT$11 million of a quarter earlier but down sharply from NT$1.03 billion of a year earlier. EPS for the quarter stood at NT$0.45.
Foxconn Technology reports increased earnings for 3Q16
Newswatch - Nov 15, 21:28
Metal chassis and case maker Foxconn Technology has reported net profits of NT$3.33 billion (US$104.53 million) for the third quarter of 2016, up 29.68% sequentially. The earnings translated into an EPS of NT$2.36 for the quarter.
LandMark Optoelectronics to buy back 2.19% stake
Nov 11, 15:34
LandMark Optoelectronics, a maker of GaAs- and InP-based epitaxial wafers for making optical components for communication products, has announced the buyback of two million shares of its stock, equivalent to a 2.19% stake, at a price interval of NT$160.00-430.00 (US$5.08-13.65) per share during November...
Casetek to join iPhone chassis supply chain, say sources
Nov 10, 15:31
Taiwan-based metal chassis maker Casetek reportedly will join the supply chain for Apple's iPhone and become the fourth supplier after Catcher Technology, Foxconn Technology and US-based Jabil, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.
CCI revenues rise, but profits drop in 3Q16
Nov 9, 15:31
Taiwan-based cooling module maker Chaun-Choung Technology (CCI) has announced third-quarter consolidated revenues of NT$1.86 billion (US$58.86 million), up 3.04% sequentially, but profits were down 17.19% sequentially and net profits also dropped to only NT$167 million, leaving EPS at only NT$1.94,...
Silitech sees decreased October revenues
Stockwatch - Nov 8, 11:31
Chassis maker Silitech Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$181.3 million (US$5.75 million) for October, declining 10.13% on month and 36.01% on year, affected by short-term production adjustment at clients.
Headset maker Merry October revenues hit record high
Newswatch - Nov 7, 11:00
Headset maker Merry Electronics saw its consolidated revenues hit a record high for the fifth consecutive month at NT$1.948 billion (US$61.91 million) in October. The monthly figures also represented an increase of 10.9% from the previous month and 41.12% from a year earlier.
FPCB maker Ichia reports decreased sales for October
Stockwatch - Nov 2, 14:37
Flexible PCB and handset component maker Ichia Technologies has reported consolidated revenues of NT$502 million (US$15.895 million) for October, decreasing 11% sequentially and 16% on year.
LandMark 3Q16 gross margin hits record low
Nov 1, 12:10
LandMark Optoelectronics, a producer of GaAs- and InP-based epitaxial wafers for optical communication components, has posted gross margin of 57.62%, the lowest quarterly level for the company.
Primax reports strong earnings for 3Q16
Newswatch - Nov 1, 11:21
Primax Electronics has reported that its net profits rallied 31% on quarter and 18% on year to NT$633.26 million (US$20.024 million) in the third quarter of 2016, buoyed by increased shipments of acoustic products. The earnings translated into an EPS of NT$1.28 for the July-September period.
Headset maker Merry 3Q16 earnings higher than expected
Stockwatch - Oct 28, 14:18
Headset maker Merry Electronics saw its net profits increase 187% on quarter and 259% on year to NT$916 million (US$28.91 million) in the third quarter of 2016. The earnings translated into an EPS of NT$5.01 for the quarter, which was higher than expected.
Component shortages putting pressure on smartphone players
Oct 26, 22:10
With component quotes rising rapidly due to shortages, sources from the upstream supply chain expect second-tier or lower smartphone players to face increasing pressure from competition in 2017 as most of the component shortages are unlikely to be resolved in the short term.