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Taiwan market: TWM raises 2013 capex for 4G

Nov 27, 11:22

Telecom carrier Taiwan Mobile (TWM) on November 26 said it will increase its 2013 capex by NT$3.522 billion (US$119 million) to NT$17.022 billion.

Processor market set for strong growth in 2013, says IHS

Nov 27, 11:19

The global market for processor microchips is set to rise by a hefty 24% in 2013, propelled by the strong sales growth of smartphones and tablets, according to IHS.

Growth of semiconductor market for major home appliances to nearly double in 2013, says IHS

Nov 26, 10:31

Propelled by robust sales of major home appliances, the global market for semiconductors used in these products is expected to see its growth rate rise by nearly double this year...

China-based white-box vendors expected to ship 80-90 million tablets in 2013

Nov 20, 14:35

China-based white-box vendors are expected to ship 80-90 million tablets in total in 2013, hiking 60-80% on year, and may ship 100 million units in 2014, up 25% on year, according...

MediaTek to introduce 8-core tablet chip in early 2014

Nov 18, 22:19

MediaTek is set to introduce an 8-core mobile processor designed for tablets between the end of the first quarter and the beginning of second-quarter 2014, according to industry so...

Top-10 vendors to occupy 69% of 2013 global LED lighting sales, says PIDA

Nov 18, 10:31

The 10 largest vendors will together account for 69% of global LED lighting product sales in 2013, according to Taiwan's Photonics Industry & Technology Development Association...

Global touch panel industry to see US$31.4 billion in revenues in 2013, says IEK

Nov 15, 15:04

The global touch panel industry is expected to bring in US$31.4 billion in 2013 and is projected to reach US$43.7 billion in 2017, according to the Industrial Economics and Knowledge...

Quanta unlikely to hit 2013 target shipments of 20 million tablets, says vice chairman

Nov 14, 20:26

Quanta Computer in April 2013 set a goal of shipping 20 million tablets in 2013 but has found it will not be able to reach the goal because sales performance of clients has been short...

Taiwan market: Tatung to ship 2,000 Ultra HD TVs in 2013

Nov 14, 11:35

Taiwan-based Tatung expects to ship 2,000 Ultra HD TVs in the Taiwan market by the end of 2013. The company has been selling 50-inch 120Hz Ultra HD TVs for around NT$50,000 (US$1,690)...

Wistron to see shipments decline, but profits grow for notebooks in 2014

Nov 14, 11:07

Wistron saw its gross margins return above 5% in the third quarter and expects the percentage to continue increasing in 2014 despite a decline in notebook shipments, which are estimated...

Taiwan ODMs to ship estimated 111-127 million tablets in 2013

Nov 13, 14:54

Taiwan-based ODMs will ship an estimated 111-127 million tablets in 2013, increasing 30-69% from 75-85 million units shipped in 2012, according to Taiwan-based supply chain makers.

China-based smartphone vendors set to rise in 2013 rankings, says IC Insights

Nov 13, 13:55

Lenovo, ZTE, Huawei and Yulong/Coolpad have taken advantage of the surging low-end smartphone market. According to IC Insights, the four major China-based handset companies are forecast...

Double-digit declines in large-size LCD panel shipments and revenues expected for 2013, says DisplaySearch

Nov 13, 11:59

TFT LCD panel suppliers are reshaping their large-size panel business plans in 2013, as the market demand for key applications changes. According to DisplaySearch, panel makers expect...

ASE posts record consolidated revenues for October 2013

Nov 8, 16:03

Consolidated revenues at Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) climbed to an all-time high of NT$20.76 billion (US$707 million) in October 2013, representing growth of 17.7% on...

AUO reports sequential decline in October revenues

Nov 7, 16:04

AU Optronics (AUO) has reported its consolidated revenues for October 2013 dropped 8.1% on month but rose 1.4% on year to reach NT$33.922 billion (US$1.15 billion), as its LCD panel...

MediaTek reports record high revenues for October

Nov 7, 15:38

Fabless IC firm MediaTek has reported consolidated revenues of NT$13.89 billion (US$472 million) for October 2013, a record high in monthly revenues, representing growth of 6.5% sequentially...

Quartz component maker TXC posts sales decrease in October

Nov 7, 11:51

Taiwan-based TXC, which makes quartz components for mobile devices and network equipment, has announced consolidated revenues for October 2013 declined 22.1% from a year ago to NT$799...

TV market declines again in 2013 as sales in both mature and emerging regions decrease, says IHS

Nov 7, 11:48

Following a dismal third quarter in 2013, the outlook for global TV shipments appears even dimmer in 2013, with shipments now forecast to fall by 5%, marking the second consecutive...

IC Insights expects big changes in 2013 chip ranking

Nov 7, 11:12

IC Insights expects significant changes in the ranking amongst the top-20 semiconductor suppliers this year compared to 2012 rankings. Later this month (November 2013), the market...

LED backlighting to reach 90% penetration in LCD TVs in 2013, says IHS

Nov 6, 14:05

With LED backlighting technology approaching the saturation point in the LCD TV panel market in 2013, suppliers of LEDs are turning their attention to the new growth opportunity in...

Taiflex 2013 revenues set to top NT$10 billion

Nov 6, 14:00

FCCL (flexible copper-clad laminate) and PV backsheet maker Taiflex Scientific is expected to see its 2013 revenues hit the NT$10 billion (US$340.3 million) mark, buoyed largely by...

Apple iPad shipments to reach 18-20 million units in 4Q13

Nov 5, 11:37

As the iPad Air is expected to achieve good sales and Apple has lowered prices for old iPad mini models, global iPad shipments in the fourth quarter are estimated to reach 18-20 million...

Inspection tool maker HMI posts high EPS in first 3 quarters of 2013

Nov 4, 13:59

Hermes Microvision (HMI), which provides electron beam (e-beam) inspection tools and solutions for the production of semiconductors, has reported an EPS of NT$8.41 (US$0.29) for the...

IC distributor Promate sees earnings improve in first 3 quarters of 2013

Nov 4, 12:47

IC distributor Promate Electronic has seen its gross margin and earnings improve significantly in the first three quarters of 2013 as compared to the same period a year earlier thanks...

TWM increases 2013 capex

Nov 4, 10:15

Taiwan Mobile (TWM), one of the three largest mobile telecom carriers in Taiwan, will increase its 2013 capex by NT$660 million (US$22.4 million) to NT$13.5 billion, company president...

FPCB maker Flexium 3Q13 net profits surge over 100%

Oct 31, 14:00

Flexible PCB (FPCB) manufacturer Flexium Interconnect saw its third-quarter net profits jump about 180% sequentially with revenues rising 81.9% on quarter. Earnings for the quarter...

PC vendors aggressive about releasing new convertible products

Oct 30, 22:11

PC brand vendors such as Acer, Hewlett-Packard (HP), Lenovo and Asustek Computer have all been aggressively releasing new convertible products in 2013, aiming to boost overall consumer...

AUO net profit down in 3Q13

Oct 30, 14:47

AU Optronics (AUO) has reported that its third-quarter 2013 net profit decreased to NT$2.51 billion (US$85 million), compared with US$133 million for the previous quarter, saying...

Digitimes Research: Global notebook shipments expected to drop almost 7% in 2014

Oct 29, 12:01

Global notebook shipments are expected to drop 13% on year in 2013 and decline further by 6.6% in 2014 to reach only 159 million units, as tablets continue to outshine notebooks.

IPC maker PEC achieves positive profits for the first-three quarters of 2013

Oct 28, 22:06

Taiwan-based industrial PC (IPC) maker PEC achieved consolidated revenues of NT$1.29 billion (US$43.9 million) for the first three quarters of 2013, an average gross margin of 18.88%,...

BenQ to see 10% LCD monitor sales growth in 2013 despite Taiwan LCD monitor market shrinking 10-15%

Oct 24, 21:27

Although Taiwan's LCD monitor market is expected to drop to 900,000 units in 2013, down 10-15% from around one million units in 2012, BenQ expects to see 10% growth in shipments both...

Vendors remain confident about touchscreen notebooks in 2014

Oct 23, 21:47

Despite the failure to raise touchscreen notebook demand in 2013, several notebook brand vendors including Acer and Asustek Computer are still planning to release more products in...

Acer to release new 19.5-inch AIO PCs by end of 2013

Oct 23, 15:08

Acer is planning to release new 19.5-inch AIO PCs by the end of 2013, which is expected to bring in a surge of orders for related supply chains.

Opto, sensor and discrete IC market growth slows in 2013, says IC Insights

Oct 23, 11:00

Several years after a strong recovery from the 2008-2009 downturn, the market for optoelectronics, sensors/actuators, and discrete semiconductors (O-S-D) is bumping and grinding its...

MediaTek smartphone application processor shipments top 200 million units in 2013

Oct 22, 16:11

MediaTek's shipments of smartphone application processors exceeded 65 million units in the third quarter of 2013. For the year, the fabless firm is forecast to ship more than 200...

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