Taipei, Wednesday, October 1, 2014 22:53 (GMT+8)
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    • Leadframe maker Jih Lin to post EPS of NT$3 in 2014

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    • New Wintel platforms may impact 4Q14 PC demand

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    • ARM to set up IoT business unit

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