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SMIC ends 2012 with record revenues

Feb 7, 11:54

Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) saw its revenues climb to a record US$485.9 million in the fourth quarter of 2012. Revenues for the entire year also hit an all-time...

Semiconductor R&D spending rises 7% in 2012, says IC Insights

Feb 7, 11:19

Spending on R&D by chip companies grew 7% in 2012 to a record-high US$53 billion even though the semiconductor market declined 1% to US$317.6 billion, according to IC Insights.

Top-10 LCD monitor brands showed first decline in annual shipments in 2012, says WitsView

Feb 6, 15:41

The global top-10 LCD monitor brand vendors' 2012 shipments amounted to 128.7 million units, dropping 8% on year, according to research firm WitsView. Most brand vendors showed poor...

Foxconn obtains most patents among Taiwan-based firms in 2012, says TIPO

Feb 6, 15:36

The Taiwan Intellectual Property Office (TIPO) under the Ministry of Economic Affairs on February 5 indicated that Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry), received 1,397...

Global 2012 NAND flash market contracts as ultrabooks disappoint, says IHS

Feb 6, 12:37

Global NAND flash memory market revenues fell 7% in 2012 as disappointing ultrabook sales negated the impact of surging demand from Apple for its iPhone line, according to IHS iSup...

Samsung continues NAND flash market lead in 2012

Feb 5, 12:28

Samsung Electronics continued to lead the global NAND flash market in 2012, despite a 4.9% decrease in sales of the memory, according to DRAMeXchange.

Semiconductor industry posts near-record sales total in 2012, says SIA

Feb 5, 10:31

Worldwide semiconductor sales for 2012 reached US$291.6 billion, the industry's third-highest yearly total ever but a decrease of 2.7% from the record total of US$299.5 billion set...

Pixelworks reports fourth quarter 2012 financial results

Feb 4, 10:21

Pixelworks has announced thats its revenues for the fourth quarter of 2012 were US$13.6 million, compared to US$16.3 million reported in the third quarter of 2012 and US$16.8 million...

Digitimes Research: Branded tablet shipments hit 109 million in 2012

Feb 1, 15:30

Global branded tablet shipments enjoyed better than forecast growth, rising 63% sequentially and 100.3% on year, to 43.22 million units in the fourth quarter of 2012, according to...

Thinking Electronic reports EPS of NT$3.41 for 2012

Feb 1, 15:01

Thinking Electronic Industrial, which makes circuit protection components for handsets and PCs, has reported net profits of NT$432 million (US$14.6 million) for 2012, up 7.3%. The...

Novatek posts profit growth of 20% in 2012

Jan 31, 22:21

LCD driver IC supplier Novatek Microelectronics has announced that net profits for 2012 rose 20.1% to NT$4.44 billion (US$150 million). EPS for the year came to NT$7.32.

Chunghwa Telecom plans to deal out 90% of 2012 net EPS as dividend

Jan 31, 11:28

Taiwan-based Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) plans to distribute a cash dividend for 2012 equivalent to 90% of net earnings per share (EPS) for that year, company chairman Lu Shyue-ching told...

Macronix reports losses of over NT$5 billion for 2012

Jan 30, 22:03

Macronix International has reported net losses of NT$1.78 billion (US$60.22 million) for the fourth quarter of 2012, bringing total losses for the year to NT$5.44 billion. EPS for...

About 37% of flat panel TVs sold in China during 2012 were smart TVs

Jan 30, 16:25

Approximately 37% of flat panel TVs sold in China during 2012 were smart TVs and the number is expected to climb to 50% in 2013, according to market observers.

Elan reports EPS of NT$3 for 2012

Jan 30, 15:08

Touch controller IC vendor Elan Microelectronics has reported net profits of NT$1.17 billion (US$39.58 million) or an EPS of NT$3 for 2012. Gross margin for the year stood at 41%.

Motech reports 2012 net loss

Jan 29, 16:15

Taiwan-based solar cell maker Motech has reported a total net loss of NT$5.072 billion (US$171 million) for 2012. The firm's net loss in the second quarter of 2012 was significant...

FCCL firm ThinFlex expects tablet demand to drive company growth in 2013

Jan 29, 15:14

Flexible copper-clad laminate (FCCL) maker ThinFlex expects brisk demand from the tablet sector to drive its revenue growth in 2013, although revenues for the first quarter of the...

China software industry posts 2012 revenues of over CNY2.5 trillion, says MIIT

Jan 29, 11:27

China's software industry generated total revenues of CNY2.502 trillion (US$396 billion) in 2012, growing 28.5% from 2011, according to the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology...

CCI sees strong vapor chamber shipments in 2012

Jan 28, 16:17

Taiwan-based cooling module maker Chaun-Choung Technology (CCI) is estimated to have shipped about five million vapor chambers in 2012, up significantly from about two million units...

North America fab tool book-to-bill continues growth, says SEMI

Jan 28, 14:07

North America-based semiconductor equipment manufacturers posted a book-to-bill ratio of 0.92 in December 2012, up for the third consecutive month, according to SEMI.

Taiwan market: Gomaji hits largest group buying market share in 2012

Jan 24, 15:47

Total sales in Taiwan's online group buying market in 2012 are estimated at NT$4 billion (US$136 million) and Gomaji generated revenues of NT$1.6 billion for a market share of 40%,...

Flat screen TV sales in Japan take hard hit during 2012, says JEITA

Jan 24, 14:35

Flat screen TV sales in Japan during 2012 reached 6.45 million units, down 67.5% on year, according to the Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association (JEIT...

Japan chip gear ratio rises above parity in December 2012, says SEAJ

Jan 24, 11:13

Japan-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted a book-to-bill ratio of 1.23 on a three-month average basis in December 2012, up from 0.89 the month before, according...

Samsung surpasses Apple as top global semiconductor customer in 2012, says Gartner

Jan 24, 11:09

Samsung Electronics and Apple both dominated semiconductor demand in 2012, although Samsung overtook Apple as the top worldwide semiconductor customer, according to Gartner.

Samsung reportedly replaces management team in Brazil market

Jan 23, 22:34

Korea-based Samsung Electronics has reportedly replaced its management team in Brazil despite the team's efforts helping Samsung to become the largest vendor in the country, defeating...

LCD TV sales grow 5.9% in China during 2012; expected to rise 4% in 2013

Jan 23, 22:09

LCD TV sales reached 39.27 million units in 2012, up 5.9% on year, and are expected to climb another 4% on year in 2013, according to market estimates in China.

Nanya, Inotera post combined losses of over NT$51 billion in 2012

Jan 23, 22:03

Nanya Technology and Inotera Memories have reported net losses of NT$8.88 billion (US$306.48 million) and NT$3.72 billion respectively for the fourth quarter of 2012. For all of 2012,...

Notebook component makers striving for orders from Samsung

Jan 23, 20:57

Several notebook component makers have recently started trying to land orders from Samsung Electronics, and are making the entrance to Samsung's supply chain their priority for 2013,...

Taiwan market: Mobile advertising valued at NT$2.64 billion in 2012, says FIND

Jan 23, 15:40

Providers of mobile advertising services on smartphones, tablets and other mobile terminal devices generated estimated total revenues of NT$2.64 billion (US$89.5 million) in 2012,...

Acer likely to book substantial intangible asset losses in 2012

Jan 22, 22:36

Acer is expected to book a loss of NT$3.5 billion (US$120.8 million) or NT$1.30 per share for 2012 due to reduced value of its intangible assets amid its process to streamline brand...

Huawei Technologies nets CNY15.4 billion in 2012

Jan 22, 11:50

Huawei Technologies, the largest China-based provider of information and communication technology solutions, has released its unaudited financial report for 2012, recording net profit...

Taiwan attracts 2012 foreign direct investment of nearly US$5.6 billion, says MOEA

Jan 22, 11:16

Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) approved 2,738 foreign direct investment projects (except from China) totaling US$5.559 billion in 2012, respectively increasing 19.93%...

China market: Golden Sun projects reach total installation capacity of 4.54GW in 2012

Jan 22, 10:45

China's Golden Sun Demonstration projects achieved a total installation capacity of 4.54GW in 2012, up 548.57% from 2011, according to media reports from China. China's government...

CReTE sees 2012 Europe revenues fall 40%

Jan 21, 15:00

CReTE System, which makes ruggedized notebooks, tablets, PDAs and peripherals, saw revenues its major export market, Europe, drop 40% in 2012 from 2011, according to the company.

Commentary: LED consolidations in 2012 to show effects in 2013

Jan 17, 13:59

The Greater China LED industry went through consolidation in 2012 and many tier-two and tier-three firms exited the market due to continuous net losses. The effects of the consolidations...

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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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