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  • Last update: Friday 30 January 2015 [31 news items]

PCB maker Unimicron conservative about 1Q15 business outlook

Jan 30, 10:55

PCB maker Unimicron Technology is conservative about its prospects for the first quarter of 2015 as its production capacity utilization rate will decline due to seasonality, according...

SPIL 2014 profits almost double

Jan 29, 19:35

Packaging and testing company Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL) has reported net profits of NT$11.73 billion (US$375.7 million) for 2014, up 99.1% from a year earlier. Earnings...

UMC looks to wafer shipment and ASP growth in 1Q15

Jan 28, 22:10

United Microelectronics (UMC) has forecast its wafer shipments will rise 2-3% sequentially in the first quarter of 2015, as its capacity utilization rate will hover around 90%, and...

UMC expects to enjoy a particularly strong 1Q15

Digitimes Research: Taiwan shipments of large-size TFT LCD panels reach 66.99 million in 1Q15

Jan 28, 13:49

Taiwan makers' shipments of large-size (9-inch and above) TFT LCD panels reached 66.99 million in the fourth quarter of 2014, down 1.4% on quarter but up 4.2% on year, according to...

Lite-On Semi looks to flat performance in 1Q15

Jan 27, 21:39

Lite-On Semiconductor, a maker of discrete and analog IC components, is expected to report flat sequential growth in first-quarter sales bucking seasonal trends, according to market...

Sharp to cut TV panel production by 20% in 1Q15, says report

Newswatch - Jan 27, 14:51

Sharp will reportedly cut TV panel production by 20% in the first quarter of 2015 as competition increases in the Ultra HD TV panel segment, according to China Times.

Taiwan market: Acer aims at 2-digit on-year growth in 1Q15 revenues

Jan 26, 11:33

Acer aims to see its first-quarter 2015 revenues in the Taiwan market increase by double-digits on year, according to Acer Taiwan general manager Tony Huang.

Metal chassis makers expected to achieve good revenue performances in 1Q15

Jan 23, 15:05

Despite the first quarter being the traditional slow season, Taiwan-based metal chassis maker Catcher Technology is expected to see its revenues drop only 6% sequentially thanks to...

PC DRAM prices to fall less than 5% in 1Q15

Jan 22, 16:11

Prices for PC DRAM are set to fall less than 5% in the first quarter of 2015, due to seasonal factors, according to industry observers. Nevertheless, there is limited room for prices...

LCD monitor shipments expected to drop 6% in 1Q15, says WitsView

Jan 22, 11:04

LCD monitor shipments are expected to drop 6% in the first quarter of 2015 and prices for 19.5- and 21-inch LCD monitor panels are expected to drop US$0.70-0.80, according to WitsV...

Digitimes Research: Global notebook shipments in 1Q15 to exceed 38 million units

Jan 20, 19:56

There will be 38.525 million notebooks shipped globally during the first quarter of 2015, decreasing 16.4% on quarter and 2.4% on year, according to Digitimes Research.

Taiwan market: Ultra HD TV sales expected to reach 3,000 in 1Q15; 10,000 in 2015

Jan 19, 14:39

Ultra HD TVs in the Taiwan market held an estimated 30% share of overall TV sales during the fourth quarter of 2014 and are likely to see a five-fold increase in on-year sales over...

Ultra HD TV sales increasing in Taiwan

Equipment supplier Scientech positive about 1Q15

Jan 19, 10:45

Semiconductor equipment supplier Scientech is positive about its business outlook for the first quarter of 2015, citing brisk demand for advanced process manufacturing.

Chipbond, ChipMOS 1Q15 sales to drop 5-10%

Jan 19, 10:36

LCD driver IC packaging and testing houses Chipbond Technology and ChipMOS Technologies are both expected to see their first-quarter 2015 sales decrease 5-10% sequentially, compared...

Flexible PCB makers to enjoy strong 1Q15

Jan 14, 14:10

Buoyed by brisk demand for Apple's iPhone 6 devices, as well as new wearable devices, Taiwan-based flexible PCB (FPCB) makers Zhen Ding Technology Holding, Flexium Interconnect and...

Optical film maker Efun expects significant shipment growth in 1Q15

Jan 14, 11:09

Optical film maker Efun Technology has said it expects significant increases in shipments to South Korea- and Japan-based LCD TV vendors in 2015.

Handset panel pricing expected to further drop in 1Q15

Jan 12, 15:30

Japan Display (JDI) will reportedly aim to further lower pricing for handset panels in the first quarter of 2015 in order to maintain steady orders from China handset vendors.

IC designers ordering 8-inch wafer capacity in advance

Jan 6, 22:11

Fabless IC firms have decided to place orders for 8-inch wafer capacity for the year's hot seasons in the first quarter of 2015, as they anticipate 8-inch foundry capacity will remain...

TSMC advises clients to order in advance

Dec 30, 22:13

TSMC has advised its IC design clients to place wafer orders in advance so that they can secure a steady supply during the peak season and meet demand in time, according to industry...

Digitimes Research: Sub-US$300 15.6-inch Chromebooks to fuel notebook competition in 1Q15

Dec 25, 15:59

In addition to Acer, which is set to launch a Broadwell-U-based 15.6-inch Chromebook in March 2015, Dell is planning to launch a 15.6-inch Chromebook with similar specifications in...

HTC to launch more entry-level models in 1Q15

Dec 24, 22:54

HTC will enhance its product portfolio by launching more entry-level 4G smartphones in the first quarter of 2015 and expects its shipments to grow by a double-digit rate in the coming...

Server board suppliers to enjoy brisk sales in 1Q15

Dec 24, 22:53

Network and server multilayer board suppliers, including BoardTek Electronics, Allied Circuit and Gold Circuit Electronics, are expected to see their sales remain brisk in the first...

China handset supply chain to delay IC purchases till 2Q15, say sources

Dec 22, 16:30

China-based handset makers and suppliers in the supply chain have adopted a wait-and-see attitude toward the purchases of ICs and other parts as telecom operators there are unlikely...

Some IC design houses look to brisk sales in 1Q15

Dec 17, 11:49

Some Taiwan-based IC design houses have said that their sales will remain brisk in the first quarter of 2015 despite seasonal effects, due to replenishment orders from the supply...

KYEC looks to high single-digit growth in 1Q15 sales

Dec 10, 11:43

King Yuan Electronics (KYEC) expects first-quarter 2015 sales to grow at high single digits sequentially, citing strong demand for chips used in smartphones and other mobile device...

Notebook supply chain starts preparing 1Q15 orders to minimize impact of labor shortages

Nov 20, 14:14

With the notebook supply chain's labor shortages in the first quarter of 2015 expected to be a lot more serious than in previous years, some notebook brand vendors such as Dell have...

Quanta reportedly receives Google server orders for 1Q15

Nov 4, 11:43

Quanta Computer reportedly has received new orders from Google for servers recently and will start supplying in the first quarter of 2015, according to industry sources. Quanta declined...

Sony to launch 12-inch tablet in 1Q15, say Taiwan makers

Oct 24, 11:49

Sony Mobile Communications will launch a 12-inch tablet in the first quarter of 2015. Several other vendors are also developing large-size tablets for launch in the first or second...

TV panel makers expect healthy shipments to China throughout 1Q15

Oct 17, 11:29

TV panel makers expect healthy shipments to China throughout the first quarter of 2015 as vendors prepare for the upcoming shopping holidays.

iPhone 6 chip orders to remain high in 1Q15, say sources

Oct 6, 16:04

Orders for chipsets for production of the iPhone 6 devices in the first quarter of 2015 have exceeded 50 million units, according to an industry estimated.

Passive component maker Chinsan to kick off new plant in 1Q15

Aug 20, 22:15

Passive component supplier Taiwan Chinsan Electronic Industrial will complete construction of its new plant in Guangzhou, China in the fourth quarter of 2014 with volume production...

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