Delta Electronics to see 70% growth in 2020 revenues from EV-use power train components
Power supply maker and energy management solution provider Delta Electronics is expected to see revenues from power train components used in electric vehicles (EVs) increase about 70% on year in 2020, according to industry sources.
AcBel expects growth in 2021 revenues
Power supply maker AcBel Polytech expects consolidated revenues for2021 to increase 10-13%, driven by shipments for several new products.
Toshiba has maintained that it has not reached any "definitive decisions" to sell its two wafer fabs. But even if any of the pure-play foundries manage to buy Toshiba's fabs, the supply of 8-inch wafer fab capacity will remain short of...
Production indexes for Taiwan-based makers of various electronic components for fourth-quarter 2020 remain high, according to Taiwan Institute of Economic Research (TIER).
China stepping up homegrown processor development
Taiwan-based IC design service and silicon IP providers continue to see strong demand particularly for high-margin CPUs from China, according to industry sources.
Wonderful Hi-Tech bullish on 5G cable demand
Cable and wire system supplier Wonderful Hi-Tech is poised for robust growth in 2021, driven by a ramp-up of orders for household power supply cords and 5G network cables from new clients, according to company sources.
Highlights of the day: TSMC closer to 3nm production
TSMC has held a ceremony marking the completion of the plant structure for its 3nm fab at the Southern Taiwan Science Park (STSP). The foundry house is expected to kick off commerical production at the 3nm fab in 2022. In the semiconductor...
MILLA selects Leddar Pixell for autonomous shuttle
LeddarTech, a leader in Level 1-5 ADAS and AD sensing technology, has disclosed it has been selected by the MILLA Group as the supplier for their cocoon LiDAR sensor. The MILLA Group has selected the Leddar Pixell as the front-end LiDAR for their MILLA POD autonomous shuttle.
Synergy ScienTech to bring in strategic partners
Lithium-ion battery maker Synergy ScienTech plans to bring in strategic partners by releasing new shares or corporate bonds through a private placement, as it aims to expand its operational scale to capitalize on growing business opportunities coming from the TWS (true wireless stereo) headset secto...
Ofilm obtains certification for 7P lens modules
China-based Ofilm Group has started small-volume trial production of 7P (seven plastic lens pieces) lens modules and passed the corresponding certification, according to the company.
Smart deliveries of components and materials to production lines will facilitate the entire manufacturing process and is therefore the first step to running smart factories, according to Kirin Chen, general manager for logistics equipment maker Axis-Group.
Highlights of the day: Backend services quotes rising
Supply has barely been able to ctach up with demand in the semiconductor manufacturing sector, sending prices up to reflect tight capacity at foundry and backend houses. ASE Technology reportedly has decided to raise backend services...
Vivotek automating production line
Vivotek is automating a production line for IP surveillance cameras with the project to be completed in first-quarter 2021, according to company president Alex Liao.
Taiwan October export orders hit record
Taiwan-based makers received export orders totaling US$51.59 billion in October 2020, hitting a record for the second consecutive month, increasing 3.1% sequentially and 2.7% on year, according to the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA).
Keyboard, passive component and green energy device maker Darfon Electronics expects the revenue proportion for the green energy product line to rise from 20% currently to 30% in 2021, according to company chairman Andy Su.
Apple may rely more on Taiwan PCB suppliers in 2021
Apple is expected to ramp up flexible PCB (FPCB) demand for its 2021 devices, and is looking to work more closely with its Taiwan-based suppliers including Zhen Ding Technology, Compeq Manufacturing, Unimicron Technology and Career Technology, according to industry sources.
Nvidia reports record sales for fiscal 3Q21
Nvidia has reported record revenues of US$4.73 billion for the third quarter ended October 25, 2020, up 57% from US$3.01 billion a year earlier, and up 22% from US$3.87 billion in the previous quarter.
Taiwan advanced instrument development program expedites drug testing and enables drug prevention
As part of its continuing efforts to tackle rampant drug abuse problems in the country, the Taiwan government looks to further drive anti-drug campaigns engaging citizens, families and schools. In particular, to enable first-line defense in schools, the Taiwan government works with the Taiwan advanced...
Concraft to ship components to European EV vendors
Concraft Holding will begin shipping power supplies, sensors and other structural components to Europe-based electric vehicle (EV) vendos by year-end 2020, according to company chairman Lu Chao-sheng.
NeoGene Tech unveils ultrathin MagicWick technology at 10um to push vapor chamber application in OLED display
NeoGene Tech has unveiled a breakthrough technology to fabricate a porous wick structure with thickness at only 10-micron, enabling ultrathin vapor chamber devices in large area with thickness of 0.15mm and even thinner.
Taiwan's cooling solution suppliers have regained confidence over potential orders from the smartphone sector in 2021 as recent robust sales of Apple's iPhone 12 lineup may spur replacement demand for 5G phones in the coming year, according to industry sources.
Ampacs to expand production capacity in Vietnam
Gaming handset and TWS (true wireless stereo) earphone maker Ampacs plans to invest NT$200 million (US$6.9 million) to add an integrated production line at its factory in Vietnam, according to company chairman and president Chang-ching Huang .
iPhone 12 supply chain makers see clear order visibility
Apple's supply chain makers of the iPhone 12 lineup reportedly are taking measure to ramp up their output to help address the tight supply of the new iPhones in a number of markets, according to industry sources.
IC shortages to last till demand eases for notebooks, gaming gears, says Foxconn chair
Shortages of components, especially those ICs fabricated at 8-inch fabs, will not ease until terminal market demand slows down for notebooks, gaming machines and other devices supporting stay-at-home economy, according to Foxconn Technology chairman Young Liu.
BenQ Medical posts record 3Q20 sales
BenQ Medical Technology has reported third-quarter 2020 consolidated revenues of NT$367.3 million (US$12.6 million), its highest-ever quarterly level.
Global tablet market – 3Q 2020
Global tablet shipments amounted to 43.83 million units in third-quarter 2020, up 10.5% on quarter and 0.4% on year.
China smartphone AP shipments – 3Q 2020
Smartphone application processor shipments to China-based vendors amounted to 192.6 million units in third-quarter 2020, up...
China smartphone market and industry – 3Q 2020
Smartphone shipments to the China market in third-quarter 2020 plunged 25.2% on quarter and 26.2% on year due to the US government...
Global mobile device shipment forecasts, 2021 and beyond: Smartphones, notebooks and tablets
Notebook and tablet shipments are both expected to increase from a year ago in 2020 due to demand from stay-at-home activities,...
Outbreak impact: China smartphone and AP shipments
The coronavirus outbreak has resulted in labor shortages and shipment disruptions in China's supply chain, but Digitimes Research...
Coronavirus impact special report: Mobile devices
The coronavirus outbreak has disrupted production and weakened consumer confidence, with all ICT sectors bracing for major declines...