Pegatron reportedly plans to set up a new plant in Vietnam as part of its plans to ramp up its overseas production in 2020, likely to produce styluses for Samsung's smartphones.
Wistron ramping up iPhone production in India
Wistron plans to start ramping up output, including smartphones, from its third plant in India after kicking off trial production at the plant in November 2019, according to company chairman Simon Lin.
Taiwan-based hinge makers are expected to ramp up substantially their output for foldable smartphones starting the second half of 2020, according to industry sources.
Worldwide shipments of devices - PCs, tablets and mobile phones - will total 2.16 billion units in 2020, an increase of 0.9% from 2019, according to Gartner. In 2019, global shipments of devices totaled 2.15 billion units.
Highlights of the day: IT firms gearing up for 2020
IT firms worldwide are taking aggressive actions for their businesses in 2020 with some adopting strategies to defend its market status such as Intel, which is looking to cut its PC processor prices in the second half of 2020 to attract...
Highlights of the day: Strong demand for TWS earbuds
Strong demand for TWS earbuds is resulting in tight supply for button cells that they use. Now cell suppliers are increasig their production capacities to embrace the rising demand. The PC market may be slow, but Intel still sees a lot...
5G chip vendors unlikely to lower prices
Market speculation is emerging that Qualcomm might lower quotes for midrange 5G chip solutions thanks to improved yield rates at foundry partner Samsung Electronics, but industry sources have said it could just be a rumor made up by handset vendors seeking to force major 5G chip suppliers to cut pr...
Cell battery makers keen on capacity ramps to meet rising demand from TWS earbud sector
A number of lithium-ion battery makers in Germany, China and Taiwan are mulling expanding their production capacities for button cells to cash in on increasing demand from the TWS (true wireless stereo) headset sector, according to industry sources.
Taiwan's telecommunication service industry will usher in a new era starting the second half of 2020 as now the government has auctioned off spectrums for the offering commercial 5G services.
At CES 2020, many brand vendors showcased devices with support to the latest network standards such as Wi-Fi 6 and 5G, and emerging technologies such as foldable screen, but a lack of Windows' support may still hinder foldable screen devices' development.
Huawei deepens deployment in RFFE sector
Huawei has deepened its deployment in the semiconductor component sector by committing equity investment in China-based SAW (surface acoustic wave) filter maker Shoulder Electronics, according to industry sources.
Prospects dim for handset component makers in 1Q20
Prospects for handset component suppliers are dim in the first quarter of 2020 as China-based handset brands, notably Huawei, are cautious about placing component orders due to relatively high inventory levels in the handset supply chain, according to industry sources.
Getac has announced it has been selected by the BMW Group to supply rugged mobile devices and solutions across its global network for a wide range of applications including R&D, production, warehouse logistics and workshop diagnostics.
Taiwan's backend service provider ASE reportedly will be packaging mmWave 5G antenna modules for Apple's products to be launched this year. The iPad is said to be in Apple's 5G product roadmap this year, apart from the iPhone. Apple may...
Taiwan's backend leader Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) has reportedly broken into the supply chain for Apple's mmWave 5G iPhones and 5G iPads with its substrate-based FC_AiP (flip chip antenna-in-package) technology.
Synnex Technology sees decline in 2019 sales
IT and consumer electronics channel distributor Synnex Technology International saw its consolidated revenues for 2019 drop 11.00% on year to NT$341.038 (US$11.4 billion).
Hinge makers budget higher capex for 2020
Taiwan-based hinge makers including Shin Zu Shing (SZS) and Jarllytec both will spend more to expand their production capacities this year, according to the companies.
Samsung Electronics will launch its Galaxy Note 10 Lite in the Taiwan market on February 3 with a price tag of NT$20,990 (US$720).
MediaTek reports strong sales for 2019
MediaTek has reported NT$246.22 billion (US$8.24 billion) in 2019 revenues, rising 3.43% on year to reach the company's second highest-ever level, with market observers saying the results met their previous expectations.
With Wi-Fi 6 becoming a standard for notebooks using Intel's 10th Gen Comet Lake platform, penetration rate of the cooectivity technology is expected to rise from less than 5% in 2019 to over 10% in 2020, according to sources from networking device makers.
ODM, EMS providers gear up for AR glasses market
Worldwide first-tier ODMs and EMS providers including Quanta Computer, Pegatron, Wistron and Flextronics have begun crossing into the manufacturing of augmented reality (AR) glasses, while Foxconn Technology Group's (Hon Hai Precision Industry) subsidiary in China has also recently established a department...
Global 5G mobile chip supply remains constrained
The global supply of 5G mobile chips remains constrained, due to tight 7nm manufacturing process capacities at foundries, according to industry sources.
Huawei keeping a low profile at CES 2020
Huawei has a low-profile display at CES 2020, showcasing mostly existing products, such as the P30 Pro smartphone, the foldable Mate X, tablets and wearable, without unveiling any significant new devices.
Taiwan handsets – 3Q 2019
Taiwan makers shipped 14.21 million handsets in third-quarter 2019, up 3% sequentially but down 34.8% on year.
Taiwan LCD TVs – 3Q 2019
Taiwan's TV maker shipped a total of 7.39 million LCD TVs in the third quarter, up 3.2% sequentially.
Taiwan LCD monitors – 3Q 2019
Taiwan PC monitor shipments continued to grow on-year in the third quarter of 2019 at 5.8% to arrive at 23.73 million units.
Global server shipment forecast and industry analysis, 2020
Digitimes Research estimates that global server shipments moderately declined 1.4% in 2019 but will turn to show positive growth...
Mini/micro LED: Challenges and opportunities in the display industry
Mini LEDs and micro LEDs are expected to become improved backlighting solutions that can significantly enhance displays' quality...
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...