Handset vendors decreasing touch panel orders for 4Q15
Sep 4, 15:56
Major handset vendors are only expected to put in about 20-30% of their originally estimated touch panel orders heading into the fourth quarter of 2015, which is putting a damper on pricing for 5-inch thin-film touch panels particularly, according to supply chain makers.
Commentary: MediaTek-MStar expansion to pose threat to other IC vendors
Sep 3, 13:48
While the planned acquisition of ILI Technology (Ilitek) by MStar Semiconductor is being regarded as a consolidation process needed for Taiwan's IC design industry, the implementation of the merger of the two companies could pose threat to other IC suppliers including Novatek Microelectronics, Himax...
Apple receiving G/G touch samples for 2016 iPhone
Sep 2, 11:13
More information coming from supply chains in Asia is showing that Apple will most likely switch to ultra-thin G/G touch technology for its iPhone released in 2016 and remain using in-cell for the unit released in 2015.
EZconn nets NT$1.87 for 1H15
Aug 20, 15:48
Fiber-optic component and RF (radio frequency) connector maker EZconn recorded net EPS of NT$1.87 for the first half of 2015, according to the company.
Universal Microwave Technology purchases factory for capacity expansion
Aug 18, 19:51
Universal Microwave Technology (UMT), a maker of high-frequency microwave devices used in broadband wireless communications, on August 18 announced the acquisition of a factory located in northern Taiwan at a total price of NT$113.56 million (US$3.50 million) to expand production capacity.
Elite Advanced Laser nets NT$4.99 per share for 1H15
Aug 17, 20:01
Elite Advanced Laser, a Taiwan-based laser diode packaging and testing service provider for optical communication applications, has posted net EPS of NT$4.99 (US$0.158) for the first half of 2015.
Foxlink revenues up in July
Stockwatch - Aug 7, 16:14
Foxlink has reported consolidated revenues of NT$9.514 billion (US$300.6 million) for July 2015, representing a 26.72% increase on month and 53.4% increase on year.
MediaTek July revenues slip
Stockwatch - Aug 7, 15:01
MediaTek has announced consolidated revenues of NT$17.91 billion (US$565.8 million) for July 2015, down 7.1% on year.
Largan Precision reports revenues for July 2015
Stockwatch - Aug 6, 10:10
Largan Precision has reported consolidated revenues of NT$5.255 billion (US$166.43 million) for July 2015, representing a 2.9% increase on month and 49.54% increase on year.
Xiaomi reportedly developing ARM solutions, paper says
Aug 5, 15:02
Xiaomi is engaged in the development of mobile processors based on the ARM chip architecture, and is expected to have the first in-house developed chips for handsets in early 2016, a 21st CenturyBusiness Herald report quoted sources from China's handset industry as saying.
Precise Biometrics signs license agreement with Elan
Aug 4, 15:50
Precise Biometrics has entered an agreement with Taiwan-based touchscreen sensor developer Elan Microelectronics for licensing of Precise Biometrics' product for fingerprint recognition in mobile devices, Precise BioMatch Mobile.
iPhone 5c successor to feature FinFET chips, say sources
Aug 4, 14:02
Apple is not expected to launch a successor to the iPhone 5c this year, but will instead introduce its next-generation budget smartphones in second-quarter 2016 with the devices coming with 14/16nm FinFET chips, according to sources from the semiconductor industry.
FPCB maker Ichia reports decreased revenues for July
Stockwatch - Aug 4, 11:49
Flexible PCB and chassis maker Ichia Technologies has reported consolidated revenues of NT$634 million (US$20 million) for July 2015, representing a 2.31% drop on month and 38.04% decline on year.
MediaTek cuts 2015 shipment target
Aug 3, 11:41
MediaTek has revised downward its handset-IC shipment target for 2015 to 400 million units, down 10% from the 450 million originally estimated.
Touch panel suppliers step up shipments for new iPhone
Jul 31, 11:35
Touch panel supply chains of the iPhone 6 have stepped up shipments for the next generation iPhone, with shipments of the new Apple smartphones expected to reach 36-40 million in the third quarter and 50 million in the fourth quarter, according to supply chain sources.
4G phone chip prices to fall 50% in 1 year
Jul 27, 15:07
Prices for 4G smartphone chip solutions, which have fallen about 40% so far in 2015, will continue their downward trend in the second half of the year. Prices will fall an overall 50% for 2015, according to industry sources.
Allwinner chosen to gain government support
Jul 23, 20:19
China-based tablet SoC specialist Allwinner Technology has reportedly been selected as one of the target companies able to gain financial support from the central government, which has set up a national industry investment fund focusing on investing in the construction of advanced process capacity,...
Synaptics announces panel driver IC solutions for mobile devices
Jul 20, 15:07
Synaptics has announced sampling of ClearPad 4300, its second-generation touch and display driver integration (TDDI) product, and a lineup of four new display driver IC solutions which provide support for panel resolutions ranging from HD, FHD, WQHD to UHD.
EZconn listed on TSE
Jul 15, 11:42
RF (radio frequency) connector and fiber-optic component maker EZconn on July 14 began listing on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE) at an initial price of NT$45.60 (US$1.47) per share, with stock price closing at NT$66.50 per share.
Wearable device orders may not be strong enough to support supply chain growth
Jul 14, 15:14
Although many brand vendors have launched wearable products, orders for wearable devices may not be sufficient to drive growth for related component suppliers. The vendors have many different devices and each of them needs only a small amount of components support, according to sources from the upstream...
Ichia swings back to profitability in 2Q15
Newswatch - Jul 13, 10:26
Flexible PCB and handset keypad maker Ichia Technologies has reported pre-tax profits of NT$88 million (US$2.84 million) for the second quarter of 2015, reversing from a pre-tax loss of NT$86 million posted in the previous quarter.
More China touch panel makers to fade from market in 2H15
Jul 10, 10:56
Market observers expect that several China touch panel makers will exit the market in the second half of 2015 due to several reasons, including weak demand for Windows 10, weakening demand in China's smartphone market and intensifying price wars.
Compeq to enjoy profit growth in 3Q15
Jul 9, 10:11
High-density interconnect (HDI) PCB specialist Compeq Manufacturing will see its gross margin and profits rise substantially in the third quarter of 2015, thanks to shipments for Apple's upcoming iPhone, according to market watchers.
Samsung slashes handset panel pricing to bump up orders
Jul 7, 15:05
As shipments of Samsung Electronics smartphones have been lower-than-expected in the market, Samsung Display has suffered in handset panel shipments and therefore has reduced pricing to various customers including Microsoft to help orders rebound.
MediaTek 2Q15 revenues meet guidance
Stockwatch - Jul 7, 14:50
Consolidated revenues at MediaTek came to about NT$47.04 billion (US$1.52 billion) in the second quarter of 2015, down 1% on quarter but meeting the company's guidance of NT$45.2-49 billion.
Silitech sees revenues down slightly in 2Q15
Jul 7, 10:48
Silitech Technology, a major supplier of keypads, chassis, modules and auto parts, has reported revenues of NT$844 million (US$27.3 million) for the second quarter of 2015, down 2.8% from the previous quarter.