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WT Microelectronics expects operations to bottom out in 1Q12

Feb 8, 01:00

WT Microelectronics expects its business operation to reach bottom in the first quarter of 2012 and then rebound, with corresponding consolidated revenues projected at NT$16.8-17.6...

HTC expects business performance to bottom out in 1Q12

Feb 7, 01:10

Taiwan-based smartphone vendor HTC expects its business operation in the first quarter of 2012 to bottom out due to a decreased average selling price along with the process of transitioning...

HTC

Topco expects flat growth in 1Q12 sales

Feb 6, 15:23

Topco Scientific, which distributes semiconductor materials and equipment, has said it is cautious about the business outlook for the first quarter of 2012, citing the uncertain macroeconomic...

Global 4Q11 NAND flash market registers 8.6% decline, says DRAMeXchange

Feb 4, 16:30

The worldwide NAND flash memory market posted revenues of US$4.89 billion in the fourth quarter of 2011, down 8.6% sequentially, according to DRAMeXchange. Samsung Electronics remained...

WPG 4Q11 sales meet guidance; sees drop in 1Q12

Feb 4, 14:25

WPG Holdings has announced consolidated revenues for the fourth quarter of 2011 met its guidance for a 6-10% sequential drop. Looking into the first quarter of 2012, the IC distributor...

MediaTek sees 10-15% sequential drop in 1Q12 sales

Feb 4, 11:01

IC design house MediaTek expects its consolidated revenues to decrease 10-15% sequentially in the first quarter of 2012 with gross margin slipping to 42-44% from 44.2% in the fourth...

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Chip demand picking up, say Taiwan IC designers

Feb 3, 13:59

Taiwan-based fabless IC firms have recently landed an influx of short lead-time orders from clients that had been keeping inventory lean due to the uncertain market outlook, according...

Motherboard prices to hike by 10% at end of 1Q12

Feb 3, 01:05

Motherboard vendors including Asustek Computer and Gigabyte Technology, in response to increases in the international price of copper and labor costs in China, are expected to hike...

China market: Chip demand for 2.5G/2.75G handsets falling

Feb 1, 12:24

Demand for 2.5G and 2.75G handset solutions is falling in China due to growth in the penetration rates for 3G and smartphones in the region, according to sources at white-box handset...

Taiwan LED chipmakers expect 1Q12 LED TV backlight shipments to rise

Feb 1, 01:20

Taiwan-based LED chipmakers Genesis Photonics and Formosa Epitaxy indicate that capacity utilization rates in first-quarter 2012 should be able to reach around 70-80%. In addition,...

LED TVs

Wistron LCD TV shipments to slide 40% in 1Q12, says paper

Newswatch - Jan 31, 12:38

Wistron is expected to see its LCD TV shipments slide by 40% sequentially to 1.2 million units in the first quarter of 2012 as rival Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry)...

MediaTek 1Q12 sales likely to fall more than 10%

Jan 31, 01:20

Sales at MediaTek are expected to register a sequential decline of more than 10% in the first quarter of 2012, due mainly to falling sales generated from its 2.5G and 2.75G chip lineup...

Acer chairman believes high chance of earning profit in 1Q12

Jan 30, 17:03

Acer chairman JT Wang, at the company's Lunar New Year ceremony, pointed out that the company has a very high chance to earn profits in the first quarter of 2012 after a series of...

ODM orders for Kindle Fire tablet PCs to drop to 3 million units in 1Q12, say sources

Jan 20, 01:15

ODM orders for Kindle Fire tablet PCs are expected to be cut by half to three million units in the first quarter of 2012, down from about six million units shipped in the last quarter...

Packaging and testing firms to post 5-10% drop in 1Q12

Jan 20, 01:05

Revenues at semiconductor packaging and testing houses will likely register a 5-10% sequential decrease in the first quarter of 2012, affected by fewer working days, according to...

Over 50% of Taiwan-based IT supply chain makers hold pessimistic 1Q12 business outlook, says TCA survey

Jan 20, 01:00

The Taipei Computer Association (TCA) in December 2011 conducted a survey of Taiwan-based IT supply chain makers to attend the 2012 Computex about their general confidence for the...

Chang Wah seeing orders for driver IC-use packaging materials surge

Jan 19, 17:00

Chang Wah Electromaterials, which distributes packaging materials and equipment for the semiconductor and LCD industries, expects orders for COF (chip-on-film) packaging materials...

Kinsus sees 2011 revenues up 15% on-year

Jan 19, 01:10

Taiwan-based IC substrate maker Kinsus Interconnect Technology reported 2011 total revenues of NT$16.871 billion (US$563 million), up 15.05% on year. Kinsus' fourth-quarter 2011 revenues...

TSMC reports EPS of NT$5.18 for 2011

Jan 18, 16:22

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has reported NT$134.2 billion (US$4.58 billion) in net profits for 2011, down 17.1% on year but staying at a high level as compared...

Lite-On Semi to step into MOSFET production

Jan 18, 13:44

Lite-On Semiconductor will start to ship its in-house produced MOSFETs in the second quarter of 2012, according to the company, adding that the new product line is expected to help...

TSMC seeing 3G chip orders boom, sources say

Jan 18, 10:43

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has seen orders from the wireless communications sector boom recently, according to industry sources, adding that the contract chipmaker...

TSMC

PCB maker TPT sees flat growth in 1Q12 sales

Jan 17, 01:45

Taiwan PCB Techvest (TPT), which mainly produces optoelectronics boards, expects its first-quarter revenues to register flat growth sequentially beating seasonal patterns.

Asustek expected to suffer 20% on-quarter decline in 1Q12 revenues

Jan 17, 01:10

Asustek Computer is expected to see on-quarter revenues drop of 20% in the first quarter of 2012 with the amount drop to only NT$80 billion (US$2.67 billion) from about NT$100 billion...

Taiwan IC testing houses to post single-digit sales drop in 1Q12

Jan 17, 01:05

Taiwan-based IC testing specialists including King Yuan Electronics (KYEC) and Ardentec are likely to see their first-quarter revenues decrease 5-10% sequentially affected by clients'...

PCB material prices stable in 1Q12

Jan 13, 15:28

PCB material prices, including those for fiber glass fabrics and CCLs (copper-clad laminates) have stabilized recently, due to a low level of inventory at suppliers as well as a rebound...

Digitimes Research: Taiwan ODM notebook shipments to slide 9.4% on quarter in 1Q12

Jan 12, 13:55

Notebook shipments by Taiwan-based ODMs are expected to slip 9.4% on quarter and 3.2% on year to below 40 million units in the first quarter of 2012 due to seasonal factors in the...

SemiLEDs reports loss for fiscal 1Q12

Jan 12, 11:38

SemiLEDs, a developer and manufacturer of LED chips and LED components, has announced its financial results for the first quarter of fiscal year 2012, ended November 30, 2011. Revenue...

Low demand will likely continue in 1Q12, says Lite-On Semiconductor executive

Jan 12, 01:20

Eric Kuo, general manager of Taiwan-based Lite-On Semiconductor has expressed a conservative view for first-quarter 2012. Kuo noted that inventory levels in the semiconductor market...

China tier-two solar module utilization rate fell to record low in 4Q11, says IMS Research

Jan 10, 15:05

The average production capacity utilization rate of China-based tier-two crystalline solar module manufacturers fell to just 35% in fourth-quarter 2011, according to IMS Research...

Asustek announces revenues for 2011; conservative about 1Q12 performance

Jan 10, 01:15

Asustek Computer has announced consolidated revenues of NT$30.5 billion (US$1.01 billion) for December of 2011, down 25% on month, while consolidated results reached NT$100 billion...

UMC 4Q11 sales down 3%

Jan 9, 16:35

Revenues at United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) amounted to NT$24.43 billion (US$809.6 million) in the fourth quarter of 2011 after the foundry posted higher December sales...

Taiwan IC design firms to post over 15% revenue drops in 1Q12

Jan 9, 11:58

Taiwan-based IC design houses are expected to report over 15% sequential decreases in revenues for the first quarter of 2012, as orders were mostly fulfilled in advance due to the...

Asustek X79 series motherboards attain global market share of 70%

Jan 9, 10:13

Asustek Computer's X79 series motherboards have attained a global market share of 70% for motherboard models equipped with Intel X79 Express chipset, according to the company.

LED makers hold mixed views over 1Q12 outlook

Jan 6, 14:31

Taiwan-based LED companies have held different views over the outlook for the first quarter of 2012 after most of them posted a decline in revenues in December.

Taiwan market: Chunghwa Telecom plans trial run of 1Gbps FTTx

Jan 6, 12:26

Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) plans to start trial operation of 1Gbps FTTx Internet-access service in five metropolitan areas around Taiwan in the first quarter of 2012, according to the...

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