Apple introduces 16-inch MacBook Pro and new workstation
Apple has unveiled a new MacBook Pro featuring a 16-inch Retina Display, the latest 8-core processors, up to 64GB of memory, next-generation graphics with up to 8GB of VRAM and a new advanced thermal design.
At this time when the flat panel industry is hitting a bottom, it is the best of times for AU Optronics (AUO) to move forward its value transformation process and develop innovative display solutions to tap emerging niche markets, according to company president Frank Ko.
Shipments of LCD TVs by Taiwan-based makers are expected to grow 11.2% sequentially to 8.22 million units in the fourth quarter of 2019, driven by peak-season demand, according to Digitimes Research. On a yearly basis, the shipments will still represent a decline of 15.3%.
Samsung sees profit improve sequentially in 3Q19
Samsung Electronics has reported KRW 62 trillion (US$53.37 billion) in consolidated revenues, rising 10.45% sequentially but dropping 5.28% on year. Its third-quarter 2019 operating profit came to KRW 7.78 trillion, up 17.8% but down 56.16% on year.
BLU maker Coretronic sees slow orders for 4Q19
Coretronic expects shipments of its energy-saving products, mainly backlight units (BLU), to register a single-digit sequential drop in the fourth quarter of 2019 due to a reduction of EMS and ODM orders, the company has said.
Plastic materials are increasingly applied to production of automotive parts and components in recent years driven by lightweight requirements for fuel efficiency and lower gas emissions, according to Markus Steilemann, CEO of Covestro, a specialist in polymer materials.
EIH reports robust sales for September
E-paper solution provider E Ink Holdings (EIH) saw its revenues surge 98.25% on month and 35.64% on year to a nearly six-year high of NT$1.762 billion (US$57.58 million) in September, driven by strong sales momentum for electronics shelf label (ESL) products, the company has reported.
Global shipments of gaming desktops, notebooks, and monitors reached 10.4 million units in the second quarter of 2019, up 16.5% on year, according to the IDC. A combination of better comparisons against an abysmal 2018, easing CPU shortages, and improved GPU inventory helped the overall market achieve...
Global TV shipments edge up in August, says AVC
Global TV shipments edged up 1.5% on year to 19.36 million units in August, as shipment growths in areas including Latin America, India and Asia Pacific were offset by a 7% on-year decline in China, according to data compiled by All View Cloud (AVC).
Global TV shipments are expected to stay flat at 217 million units in 2019 as compared to a year earlier and will grow by a CAGR of 1.1% in a five-year forecast period to 231 million units in 2024, Digitimes Research estimates.
Apple unveils iPhone 11 and 11 Pro
Apple has announced the iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max, a new pro line for the vendor's smartphone series, as well as the iPhone 11 featuring a dual-camera system.
Acer has unveiled a series of new products and innovations including ConceptD PCs and monitors, ultra-thin notebooks and desktops for CAD and gaming users. The company also announced its Planet 9 gaming platform to connect and train e-sport and casual gamers.
Acer positive about notebook sales in Germany
Acer expects its notebook sales in Germany to register a double-digit increase in 2019, thanks to enterprise users replacing their Windows 7 machines and growing demand from the gaming sector, according to notebook business manager of Acer Germany, Marcel Behm.
Asustek Computer will showcase results of its development of products for CAD and enterprise users as well as AIoT applications at IFA 2019 in Berlin from September 6-11.
Taiwan-based component makers, despite seeing shrinking demand for notebooks, have found new opportunities from emerging businesses such as foldable smartphones, foldable-screen notebooks and 5G applications, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.
Wintel developing standards for dual-screen notebooks, paving way for foldable-screen models
Intel and Microsoft have recently started establishing standards for dual-screen notebooks and are looking to extend the concept to cover foldable-screen notebooks, according to sources from the notebook upstream supply chain.
Hisilicon likely to be biggest client of TSMC
Huawei's chipmaking arm Hisilicon is expected to become not only the largest Asia-based fabless chipmaker but also TSMC's biggest client in 2020, according to industry sources.
LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar expects clients to launch 27-inch gaming LCD monitors and 17.3-inch gaming notebooks backlit by its mini LED chips in the fourth quarter of 2019, according to the company.
ViewSonic, which currently ranks the third largest provider of digital whiteboards worldwide, aims to maintain its whiteboard shipments to grow at triple digit in the next 2-3 years through the offerings of new models with upgraded functionalities, optimized software and open development platforms,...
Taiwan-based ODMs and OBMs (own-brand manufacturers) together shipped 21.984 million PC-use LCD monitors in the second quarter of 2019, increasing 7.6% on quarter and 4.5% on year, while the corresponding production value of US$2.435 billion grew 7.3% sequentially and 4.9% on year, according to Digitimes...
EIH rolls out OTFT-based EPD solutions
E-paper solution provider E Ink Holdings (EIH) has said that it has come out with OTFT (organic think film transistor)-based electrophoretic displays (EPDs) for wearable and smart clothing applications.
Lextar to release mini LED products
Lextar Electronics has disclosed it will release a new series of mini LED ready for mass production, including I-Mini Blue, a smart backlight module integrating mini LED and driver IC, which can realize high contrast and slim design and is already introduced to applications such as gaming notebook...
For TSMC, Moore's Law is far from being dead. While it has been keen to grow chip density on the transistor level, advancing packaging technology is one of the possible ways TSMC is embracing to improve density by stacking multiple layers of transistors into what it calls monolithic...
LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar has reportedly supplied mini LED chips used to backlight a 55-inch 4K (3840 x 2160) smart LCD TV developed by China-based Huawei Technologies, according to Chinese-language newspaper Economic Daily News.
EIH cuts revenue forecast for 2019
E-paper solution provider E Ink Holdings (EIH) has revised downward its revenue forecast for 2019 to an on-year decline of 10%, citing lower-than-expected sales of its consumer products such as e-book readers and e-note solutions.
Taiwan notebooks – 3Q 2019
Taiwan's notebook shipments rise 1.8% sequentially and 8.6% on year to come to 34.14 million in the third quarter of 2019.
China smartphone AP shipments – 3Q 2019
Third-quarter-2019 smartphone AP shipments to China-based vendors came to 210 million units, down 1.8% on quarter and 9.4% on...
Global server market – 3Q 2019
Global server shipments grew 11.2% sequentially in third-quarter 2019 with inventory depletion that began from the second-half...
Global LCD panel shipment forecast, 2020 and beyond
Global small- to medium-size LCD panel shipments are estimated to drop from 2020 to 2024, while large-size ones will continue...
Global mobile device shipment forecasts, 2020 and beyond: Smartphones, notebooks and tablets
Notebooks, smartphones and tablets are expected to see mixed shipment performances in 2019. Notebook shipments will grow mildly...
Taiwan semiconductor foundry sector, 2Q19
According to Digitimes Research's observation, with global market demand on a moderate increase in second-quarter 2019, Taiwan-based...