Foxconn-Sharp partnership

Foxconn has taken over Sharp, and is keen on rejuvenating the Japanese brand.

  • Taiwan notebooks – 3Q 2020

    Thursday 5 November 2020
    Taiwan%27s+third%2Dquarter+2020+notebook+shipments+grew+4%2E3%25+sequentially
    Taiwan's third-quarter 2020 notebook shipments grew 4.3% sequentially and picked up 31.3% on year to arrive at 44.46 million units, a new high since the second quarter of 2012.
  • JDI+and+Sharp+see+improved+utilization+rates
    Japan-based LCD panel makers including JDI and Sharp, a unit of Foxconn Electronics, have seen capacity utilization rates at their fabs improve significantly thanks to a robust panel...
  • Global+smartphone+shipments+are+expected+to+grow+by+a+double%2Ddigit+rate+or+150+million+units+in+2021
    Following three consecutive years of declines in 2018-2020, global smartphone shipments are expected to grow by a double-digit rate or 150 million units in 2021.
  • Sharp+chairman+and+CEO+Cheng%2DWu+Dai
    The global tech sectors are heading towards a split into two ecosystems serving China and the US separately, but there will be no need for Sharp, now under the Foxconn Technology...
  • Global tablet market – 2Q 2020

    Wednesday 19 August 2020
    Second%2Dquarter+2020+global+tablet+shipments+amounted+to+39%2E65+million+units
    Second-quarter 2020 global tablet shipments amounted to 39.65 million units, surging 60.5% from a quarter ago and 21.4% from a year ago, outperforming expectation.
  • Second%2Dquarter+2020+smartphone+AP+shipments+to+China%2Dbased+vendors+amounted+to+169%2E9+million+units
    Second-quarter 2020 smartphone AP shipments to China-based vendors amounted to 169.9 million units, down 20.6% year-over-year but up 25.8% quarter-over-quarter.
  • Smartphone+shipments+to+the+China+market+in+second%2Dquarter+2020+were+doubled+sequentially
    Smartphone shipments to the China market in second-quarter 2020 were doubled sequentially, as the coronavirus pandemic in China was eased, while the economy was benefited by the re-opening...
  • Demand+from+the+5G+segment+is+robust
    IC materials analysis specialist Integrated Service Technology (iST) saw its profits for the first half 2020 exceed those for all of 2019, driven by strong demand for advanced fabrication...
  • Taiwan LCD monitors – 1Q 2020

    Tuesday 2 June 2020
    Taiwan%27s+PC+monitor+shipments+in+the+first+quarter+of+2020+went+down+20%2E5%25+sequentially
    Taiwan's PC monitor shipments in the first quarter of 2020 went down 20.5% sequentially.
  • Global tablet market – 1Q 2020

    Thursday 28 May 2020
    Global+tablet+shipments+are+forecast+to+climb+45%2E5%25+sequentially+and+9%2E9%25+on+year+in+2Q
    Global tablet shipments are forecast to climb 45.5% sequentially and 9.9% on year in the second quarter of 2020 thanks to a recovery in the related supply chain's capacity in China...
  • Taiwan%27s+large%2Dsize+LCD+panel+shipments+totaled+47%2E69+million+units+in+the+first+quarter+of+2020
    Taiwan's large-size LCD panel shipments totaled 47.69 million units in the first quarter of 2020, down 19.3% sequentially and 12.3% on year.
  • Apple+reportedly+will+launch+4+new+iPhones+in+October
    LG Innotek, Sharp and O-film Tech reportedly have landed camera module orders from Apple for the vendor's new iPhone devices, all equipped with AMOLED screens, to be released in the...
  • Smartphone+shipments+to+the+China+market+in+first%2Dquarter+2020+plunged+51%2E9%25
    Smartphone shipments to the China market in first-quarter 2020 plunged 51.9% from the prior quarter to reach the lowest single-quarter shipment volumes in recent years, as the market...
  • Sharp+is+demanding+three+firms+remove+allegedly+infringing+poducts+from+the+market
    Sharp has filed a patent infringement lawsuit with the US ITC against Xianyang CaiHong Optoelectronics Technology (CHOT), TPV Technology and Vizio, accusing them of infringing one...
  • Sharp+Taiwan+is+building+an+e%2Dcommerce+platform
    Sharp Taiwan has set up a wholly-owned subsidiary, Cocoro Life, to take over operation of FLNet, an online shopping operator established by the Foxconn Group, and duplicate the operation...
  • PC+shipments+dropped+on+year+in+1Q20
    The global traditional PC market, comprised of desktops, notebooks, and workstations, declined 9.8% on year in the first quarter of 2020, reaching a total of 53.2 million shipments...
  • Samsung+will+need+more+outside+panel+support+for+its+LCD+TV
    Sharp has not supplied LCD TV panels to Samsung since 2017 following Foxconn's takeover of the Japanese firm. But that is expected to change soon, as Samsung's in-house LCD panel...
  • Samsung+will+need+more+outside+LCD+panel+support%2C+as+in%2Dhouse+supply+is+dropping
    Samsung Electronics reportedly will resume the purchases of LCD TV panels from Sharp as its panel production arm Samsung Display is accelerating its move to close all of its LCD lines...
  • EMC%27s+growth+in+2020+will+depend+on+the+5G+smartphone+segment
    Elite Material (EMC) saw its net profits climb 85% in 2019 to NT$3.245 billion (US$107.09 million) on revenues of NT$24.86 billion, thanks partly to upgrades in PCB materials demanded...
  • Sharp+holds+many+LCD+panel+patents
    Sharp has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Chinese LCD panel maker Xianyang CaiHong Optoelectronics Technology (CHOT), and TV vendors TPV Technology and Vizio in the US,...
  • Notebook+component+makers+see+slower+production+resumption+than+ODMs
    Taiwan-based cooling module makers including Power Logic, Sunonwealth Electric Machine and Forcecon Tec all saw their February revenues suffer wider declines both monthly and yearly...
  • Global tablet market – 4Q 2019

    Friday 21 February 2020
    Global+tablet+shipments+amounted+to+43%2E23+million+units+in+fourth%2Dquarter+2019
    Global tablet shipments amounted to 43.23 million units in fourth-quarter 2019 as white-box vendors had excess inventory, causing their shipments for the quarter to weaken, while...
  • Taiwan LCD TVs – 4Q 2019

    Thursday 20 February 2020
    Taiwan%27s+TV+shipments+grew+14%2E7%25+sequentially+in+the+fourth+quarter+of+2019
    Because of seasonal pickup in demand, Taiwan's TV shipments grew 14.7% sequentially in the fourth quarter of 2019, but still slipped 12.6% on year.
  • Macronix+president+CY+Lu
    The memory chip market is expected to see a V-shaped recovery after the coronavirus epidemic ends, according to ROM and flash memory chipmaker Macronix International.
  • Weak+memory+prices+affected+semiconductor+spending
    Leading original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) reduced their semiconductor spend in 2019, influenced by declining memory prices, according to Gartner. Apple took the top rank from...
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