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Global chip sales up 2% in November, says SIA

Jan 4, 13:57

Worldwide sales of semiconductors reached US$25.73 billion in November 2012, the highest monthly total since October 2011, according to data gathered by the Semiconductor Industry...

Wintek announces December 2012 financial results

Jan 3, 21:11

Wintek has announced that its consolidated revenues for December 2012 totaled NT$7.01 billion (US$241.7 million), down 4.6% from NT$7.35 billion in November and down 32.78% on year...

ASRock ships 7.5 million motherboards in 2012

Jan 2, 22:05

Taiwan-based motherboard player ASRock, a subsidiary of Pegatron Technology, shipped 7.5 million motherboards in 2012, down from eight million units in 2011.

Pegatron chassis subsidiary to be listed on January 25, 2013

Jan 2, 21:40

Casetek Holdings, a metal chassis subsidiary of Pegatron Technology, is set to be listed on Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE) on January 25, 2013. The company saw an EPS of NT$9 (US$0.31)...

Flat screen TV sales in China expected to reach 50 million by the end of 2012

Dec 28, 15:46

Flat screen TV sales are expected to reach 50 million units in China by the end of 2012 largely due to energy-saving subsidies issued by the China government, according to market...

ECS to see decreased own-brand motherboard shipments in 2012

Dec 27, 19:41

Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) is expected to ship about four million motherboards for own-brand sale in 2012, decreasing from six million units shipped in 2011, but its ODM shipments...

Digitimes Research: Iljin Display expected to become number one touch screen supplier in Korea by the end of 2012

Dec 27, 15:58

Korea-based touch panel maker Iljin Display is expected to reach the number one spot in Korea in terms of revenues generated from touch panel shipments in 2012, according to Digitimes...

IDC cuts forecast for 2012, 2013 chip market growth

Dec 27, 15:55

IDC has cut its forecast for 2012 chip market growth to less than 1% from the 4.6% estimated previously. The market research firm also revised downward its projection for 2013 to...

Commentary: Trade wars dominate global solar market in 2012

Dec 27, 14:14

For the global solar industry, 2012 has been about trade wars. The US and Europe both started anti-dumping and anti-subsidy investigations against the world's largest solar supply...

Netbook market to end at the end of 2012

Dec 26, 22:20

With Asustek Computer recently announcing an end to its Eee PC product line from the end of 2012, while Acer also has no plans to release more netbook products, the netbook market...

Process control solution provider Lumax to post EPS of NT$5.70-6.00 for 2012

Dec 26, 22:10

Process control solution provider Lumax International is expected to post an EPS of NT$5.70-6.00 (US$0.20-0.21) for 2012, comparable to NT$5.85 recorded in the previous year, according...

Apple reportedly to move Mac mini production line to the US

Dec 26, 21:22

Apple is reportedly set to move its Mac mini production lines back to the US with Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) to be responsible of handling establishment, according...

Digitimes Research: Smartphone sales in China to grow 137% to 189 million units in 2012

Dec 26, 13:41

Sales of smartphones in China are expected to grow 137% on year to 189 million units in 2012, buoyed mostly by a take-off in demand for EDGE and TD-SCDMA models in the second half...

Polytronics to post higher profits for 2012

Dec 25, 15:06

Circuit protection component maker Polytronics Technology is expected to report strong profit growth for 2012, thanks to an improvement in capacity utilization rates and product mix,...

Wistron aims to boost non-notebook business contribution

Dec 24, 22:45

Wistron is set to increase its investments by US$87 million on non-notebook businesses including after-sales service, small- to medium-size panels and smartphones, aiming to raise...

Acer, Asustek to start up low price tablet competition

Dec 24, 22:40

After Acer reportedly plans to release a 7-inch tablet model with a price of US$99 in the first quarter of 2013, Asustek Computer is also set launch a 7-inch tablet with a price of...

Acer, Asustek to start up 7-inch tablet war in 2013

Acer to host supply chain conference in January 2013

Dec 24, 22:34

Acer is set to host a supply chain conference on January 17, 2013 with its upstream partners including Quanta Computer, Compal Electronics, Wistron and Pegatron Technology, to all...

Acer to host a supply chain conference in January 2013

Quanta Computer expects to ship 15 million tablets in 2012, says paper

Newswatch - Dec 24, 09:43

Quanta Computer has upward adjusted its forecast tablet shipments for 2012 from 13-14 million units originally to 15 million units mainly due to increased ODM orders for Kindle Fire...

Flash memory market to surpass DRAM for first time in 2012, says IC Insights

Dec 22, 11:01

Driven by continued demand for smartphones, tablets, and other personal media devices, the total flash memory market, consisting of NAND and NOR, is forecast to grow 2% to US$30.4...

SPIL approves NT$11.3 billion for 2013 capex

Dec 21, 11:29

The board of directors of IC packager Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL) has approved plans to budget NT$11.3 billion (US$389 million) in capex for 2013, which is lower than...

TSMC sales to slip over 10% in December

Dec 21, 10:41

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is likely to report an over 10% sequential decrease in consolidated revenues for December 2012, as orders for smartphone and tablet...

COB product shipments to show significant on-year growth in 2012, says Lextar

Dec 20, 14:28

Lextar, a LED subsidiary of AU Optronics (AUO), has announced its merger with Wellypower, another AUO subsidiary. Lextar noted that demand for high-power chip-on-board (COB) products...

Compal, Inventec to increase notebook shipments from inland China in 2013

Dec 19, 22:08

Facing strong pressure from rising labor costs in China, notebook ODMs will accelerate their pace in shifting production to inland China in 2013 with Compal set to move all its notebook...

Apple iPad mini shipments may reach 12 million units by the end of 2012

Dec 19, 20:42

Apple has recently increased its iPad mini orders from eight million units to 10 million due to strong sales worldwide, and the volume may reach 12 million units in total, according...

Packaging material supplier Chang Wah looks to strong sales in 4Q12

Dec 18, 15:48

Packaging material supplier Chang Wah Electromaterials is expected to continue to post strong sales in the fourth quarter of 2012 thanks to brisk demand coming from the handset and...

Analog IC design firms landing more orders from flat panel industry, say sources

Dec 18, 14:54

Taiwan-based analog IC suppliers have seen a rebound in orders recently, buoyed by growing shipments of LCD panels by makers in Taiwan and China, according to industry sources.

Global semiconductor revenues set to shrink in 2012, IHS says

Dec 18, 01:03

Semiconductor silicon revenues will close the year at US$303 billion, down 2.3% from US$310 billion in 2011, according to IHS iSuppli. The projected decline comes in contrast to the...

Motherboard players suffer an average profit decline of 20% in 2012

Dec 17, 21:51

Facing competition from notebooks and tablets, the PC DIY market continues to face declining demand, triggering motherboard players to compete fiercely over price to gain market share,...

Pegatron to see strong 1Q13 due to iPad mini orders

Dec 17, 21:50

Pegatron Technology is expected to see a strong sales performance in the first quarter of 2013 due to estimated strong orders for the iPad mini and iPad mini orders also benefited...

TCL may surpass Sony in TV sales by the end of 2012

Dec 17, 15:03

China-based TV vendor TCL has reached nearly 14 million in LCD TV sales from January throughout the end of November 2012, and may surpass Sony in overall TV sales by the end of the...

Zenitron likely to post flat sales growth in 4Q12

Dec 14, 12:12

IC distributor Zenitron is expected to report flat sequential growth in consolidated revenues for the fourth quarter of 2012, although its revenues hit the highest level thus far...

Gartner cuts 2012, 2013 chip market growth forecasts

Dec 14, 10:52

Gartner has revised downward its growth projections for the global semiconductor market growth in 2012 and 2013, citing "economic headwinds and an inventory correction."

Innolux holds 50% TV panel market share in December 2012

Dec 13, 21:10

Innolux Corporation (which changed its name from Chimei Innolux (CMI) on November 14, 2012) has reportedly already shipped two million TV panels in December 2012, bumping up its global...

Acer pushing tablet shipments

Dec 12, 22:07

Acer originally believed that tablets would soon lose their attractiveness to consumers helping notebooks to regain their influence; however as market watchers and IT players mostly...

Touchscreen notebooks helping to maintain notebook ASPs during the year-end holidays, says Acer

Dec 12, 22:02

Due to demand for touchscreen notebooks, Acer has seen ASPs during the year-end holidays, rise from US$433 originally to US$477, according to company chairman JT Wang.

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