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Retail channel motherboard inventory levels too high due to overstocking

Mar 7, 19:42

In order to hit their 2012 shipment targets, motherboard vendors significantly increased shipments in November-December 2012 although market demand did not rise, and consequently...

China market: Samsung takes up 22.5% of 2012 smartphone sales, says iiMedia Research

Mar 7, 15:35

There were 169 million smartphones sold in the China market in 2012, hiking 130.7% from 2011, and Samsung Electronics was the largest vendor with a market share of 22.5%, according...

Ledlink reports 2012 gross margin of 49%

Mar 6, 15:04

Taiwan-based LED optical lens maker reported fourth-quarter 2012 revenues of NT$240 million (US$8.10 million) with net profits of NT$44.41 million. According to the firm, the gross...

Hermes Microvision nets NT$23.34 per share for 2012

Mar 5, 14:37

Hermes Microvision, a Taiwan-based provider of E-beam inspection tools and solutions used in semiconductor production, generated net EPS of NT$23.34 (US$0.78) for 2012, according...

Lextar 2012 operation turns profitable

Mar 4, 21:40

Taiwan-based LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker and LED chip packager Lextar Electronics on March 4 released its financial report for the fourth quarter of 2012, with the 2012 business...

TCL Communication reports CNY169 million net loss in 2012

Mar 4, 16:51

The China-based TCL Group, which had strong TV sales in 2012, has reported total revenues of almost CNY70 billion (US$11 billion) for 2012, representing an on-year growth of 20%....

IC design house Parade to hand out high share dividends for 2012

Mar 4, 16:08

Mixed signal IC design house Parade Technologies has decided to deal out dividends of NT$7.62 (US$0.26) for 2012, including NT$3.50 in cash and NT$4.12 in shares, according to the...

Young Optics posts 2012 net EPS of NT$3.80

Mar 1, 15:38

Young Optics, a Taiwan-based optical module and component maker, recorded net earnings per share (EPS) of NT$3.80 for 2012 operation, according to the company.

Advantech targets US$1 billion revenues in 2013

Mar 1, 15:34

Taiwan-based industrial PC (IPC) player Advantech has announced 2012 total consolidated revenues of NT$27.552 billion (US$930 million), representing an on-year growth of 4.2% compared...

Trina Solar reports 2012 revenues down 36% on-year

Feb 27, 15:51

China-based solar firm Trina Solar has announced its financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year 2012.

Tablet and mobile video viewing doubled in 2012, says Ooyala

Feb 27, 14:10

Analytics platform provider Ooyala has released a report offering insights into how viewers watch video online around the world. The report found that viewers watched live video 18...

First Solar sees 2012 revenues increase 22% on-year

Feb 27, 14:07

US-based thin-film solar firm First Solar has announced financial results for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2012. Net sales were a record US$1.1 billion in the fourth quarter,...

MEMS microphone shipments rise 57% in 2012, says IHS

Feb 27, 10:32

Shipments of microelectromechanical system (MEMS) microphones in 2012 amounted to 2.05 billion units, up 57% from 1.30 billion in 2011, according to IHS iSuppli. Shipments will climb...

Digitimes Research: Taiwan IC backend production value to outperform global industry

Feb 26, 15:42

Production value of Taiwan's dedicated semiconductor packaging and testing industry is forecast to grow 4.9% to US$13.88 billion in 2013, while the global industry will generate a...

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Philips green product revenues reach 45% of total 2012 sales

Feb 26, 14:49

Royal Philips Electronics has reported Green Product sales of EUR11.3 billion (US$14.76 billion) in 2012, marking 45% of total sales as the firm moves closer to its EcoVision sustainability...

PCB maker Tripod posts EPS of over NT$5 for 2012

Newswatch - Feb 26, 14:44

PCB maker Tripod Technology has reported net profits of NT$2.93 billion (US$98.94 million) for 2012, decreasing 30.3% from a year earlier. For 2012, EPS reached NT$5.58 and gross...

Mobility reigns as the smart connected device market rises 29.1% in 2012, says IDC

Feb 25, 10:28

When looking at a holistic view of smartphones, tablets, and PCs, one thing is clear: smartphones and tablets are driving mobility growth. According to the IDC Worldwide Quarterly...

Yingli Solar expects negative 4Q12 gross margin

Feb 25, 10:22

Yingli Green Energy Holding Company, a China-based solar energy company which markets its products under the brand "Yingli Solar," has announced its preliminary financial...

Qualcomm, Samsung claim top-2 spots in mobile handset IC market in 2012, says IHS

Feb 22, 12:24

Qualcomm and Samsung Electronics capitalized on rapidly shifting market conditions to claim the top-two spots of the mobile handset core integrated circuit (IC) business in 2012,...

Smart TVs represent more than 25% of TV market in 2012, and above 50% by 2015, says IHS

Feb 22, 11:56

More than one of every four TV sets shipped worldwide in 2012 was a smart TV, with the rapid sales growth of these Internet-connected sets paving the way for them to account for more...

Solar demand in 2012 falls short of 30GW mark, says Solarbuzz

Feb 22, 10:20

Solar demand for 2012 reached just 29.0GW, an increase of only 5% on year compared to 27.7GW in 2011, according to Solarbuzz. This is the first time in a decade that on-year market...

CyberLink nets NT$6.90 per share in 2012

Feb 21, 15:34

CyberLink, a Taiwan-based developer of digital multimedia software solutions, generated net EPS of NT$6.90 (US$0.23) for 2012, company chairman Jau Huang said at a February 20 investors...

Taiwan government-run science parks 2012 total revenues over NT$2 trillion

Feb 21, 11:11

The government-run Hsinchu Science Park (HSP), Central Taiwan Science Park (CTSP) and Southern Taiwan Science Park (STSP) generated total revenues of NT$2.004 trillion (US$67.9 billion)...

Touch panel market projected for 34% growth in 2013, says Displaybank

Feb 20, 14:38

The touch panel market is growing rapidly due to the increasing sale of smartphones and tablets. The touch panel market size in 2012 was 1.3 billion units, a 39.4% growth over 2011...

Neo Solar Power reports net loss for 2012

Feb 20, 14:06

Taiwan-based solar cell maker Neo Solar Power (NSP) has reported 2012 consolidated revenues of NT$12.241 billion (US$414 million). Due to falling average selling prices (ASPs) and...

China market: Third-party e-payment services generate over CNY3.8 trillion in 2012, says Analysys

Feb 19, 11:08

In the China market, third-party e-payment service platforms generated transaction value of CNY3.804 trillion (US$603 billion) in 2012, rising 76.02% from 2011, according to Analysys...

Lextar leads Taiwan-based LED makers in 2012 patent applications

Feb 18, 22:51

Lextar Electronics applied with the Taiwan Intellectual Property Office (TIPO) under the Ministry of Economic Affairs for 174 patents of which 125 ones were invention patents (the...

Digitimes Research: 65-inch LCD TVs expected to drop 8% in pricing during February 2012

Feb 18, 22:47

LCD TVs sized 32-inch and above are expected to drop 2% in pricing on month throughout February 2013 while 65-inch models are expected to drop approximately 8% from US$3,407 to US$3,143,...

Samsung, Hynix continue to lead DRAM sales

Feb 18, 22:42

Samsung Electronics and SK Hynix continued to dominate the global market for DRAM chips in the fourth quarter of 2012, with the pair's combined market share reaching 67%, according...

Silicon wafer revenues fall in 2012, says SEMI

Feb 18, 16:15

Worldwide silicon wafer revenues declined by 12% in 2012 compared to 2011, according to the SEMI Silicon Manufacturers Group (SMG) in its year-end analysis of the silicon wafer industry...

Faraday reports strong earnings for 2012

Newswatch - Feb 18, 14:17

Faraday Technology has announced net profits of NT$1.07 billion (US$35.97 million) for 2012 compared to NT$119 million of a year earlier.

E Ink announces 2012 financial report

Feb 8, 11:26

E Ink Holdings has announced that its consolidated revenues during January 2013 reached NT$2.57 billion (US$86.8 million), down 33% on month, but up 82% on year.

Himax enjoys boom in sales of small- to medium-size driver ICs

Feb 7, 22:17

LCD driver IC supplier Himax Technologies saw sales of products used in small- to medium-size panels for applications, excluding feature phones, climb to NT$5.55 billion (US$187.5...

Asustek, Gigabyte together share over 50% of own-brand motherboard market in 2012

Feb 7, 20:42

Asustek Computer and Gigabyte Technology shipped 22 million and 19 million motherboards respectively for own-brand sale in the global DIY market in 2012, together occupying 51.3%...

One in 6 PCs shipped in 4Q12 was an iPad, says Canalys

Feb 7, 13:54

Worldwide PC shipments increased 12% on year in the fourth quarter of 2012 to reach 134 million units, with pads accounting for over a third. Apple continued to lead the PC market,...

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    Hynix 20nm 4Gb GDDR3

    SK Hynix has developed 20nm-class 4Gb(gigabit) graphics DDR3 DRAM, designed for notebooks requiring low-power consumption. The new 4Gb GDDR3, built using Hynix' 20nm-class technology,...

    Photo: Company, Sep 19.

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    Nokia Lumia 920

    Nokia has announced the Nokia Lumia 920 and the Nokia Lumia 820, the first devices in Nokia's Windows Phone 8 range. Both phones will be available in pentaband LTE and HSPA+ variants...

    Photo: Company, Sep 6.

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    Toshiba 3TB 3.5-inch HDD

    Toshiba has announced the launch of a family of advanced 3.5-inch HDDs that bring multi-terabyte capacities to the consumer space. Volume shipments of the drives, produced with...

    Photo: Company, Aug 17.

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    Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet PC

    Samsung Electronics America has announced its Galaxy Note 10.1 for the US market. The Galaxy Note 10.1 extends the Galaxy Note category, delivering the functionality and precision...

    Photo: Company, Aug 17.

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    Computex 2012: AMD E-series APU

    AMD has announced the launch of its latest AMD E-series accelerated processing unit (APU) platform. Designed for notebook and desktop PCs which meet basic performance needs, the 2012...

    Photo: Company, Jun 8.

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