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North American semiconductor equipment industry posts January 2014 book-to-bill ratio of 1.04, says SEMI

Feb 24, 15:42

North America-based semiconductor equipment manufacturers posted US$1.28 billion in orders in January 2014 (three-month average basis) and a book-to-bill ratio of 1.04, according...

Taiwan market: Projector vendors look to develop high-end units in 2014

Feb 24, 15:23

Following a decline in the overall projector market in Taiwan during 2013, vendors are looking to develop more mid-range and high-end value-added units to increase their competitiveness...

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LED bulb prices to drop further in 2014, says firm

Feb 24, 15:12

Global 40W equivalent LED bulb ASPs rose 0.5% to US$15.30, with price increases most evident in Japan, according to LEDinside. Conversely, the global 60W equivalent LED bulb ASP dipped...

Acer aims to ship 10 million smartphones in 2014

Feb 24, 10:41

Acer is optimistic about smartphone sales in 2014 and has upward adjusted target shipments from five million to 10 million units, 6.67 times the 1.5 million units shipped in 2013,...

MediaTek to unveil 64-bit LTE chipset at MWC 2014, says paper

Newswatch - Feb 21, 14:56

MediaTek is expected to unveil its 64-bit LTE-enabled smartphone solution, the MT6732, in the upcoming Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2014, according to a Chinese-language Economic...

FET to procure 2.5 million handsets in 2014

Feb 21, 14:38

Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET), one of the three largest mobile telecom carriers in Taiwan, will procure 2.5 million handsets of which most will be smartphones, as well as 360,000...

Panel industry to focus on Ultra HD displays in 2014, says AUO president

Feb 20, 21:35

The panel industry will continue to move in the direction of producing bezel-free, larger-size and higher-resolution products in 2014, according to AU Optronics (AUO) president Paul...

Walton looks to profit growth in 2014

Feb 20, 21:30

Walton Advanced Engineering, which provides packaging and testing services for memory chips, expects to report profit growth for 2014. The firm returned to profitability in 2013.

Drill bit maker Topoint expects to report record revenues for 2014

Feb 19, 22:05

Topoint Technology expects its consolidated revenues to increase more than 10% to hit an annual high in 2014, thanks to growing sales of the company's OEM drilling services.

TCL reports 16% on-year decline in LCD TV sales for January

Feb 19, 20:43

China-based TV vendor TCL has reported that its LCD TV sales in January 2014 reached 1.69 million units, down 16% on year.

Digitimes Research: AUO to be forerunner in notebook panel shipments in 2014

Feb 19, 14:29

As Samsung Display continues to shift its focus away from notebook panel production to AMOLED production, Taiwan panel makers such as AU Optronics (AUO) are expected to see increased...

Global demand for polysilicon to surge 25% in 2014, says Solarbuzz

Feb 19, 13:42

Demand for polysilicon used in solar and semiconductor applications is expected to rise to 282,000 metric tons in 2014, up 25% on year. According to Solarbuzz, the growth in demand...

FET forecasts 2014 net EPS at NT$3.35

Feb 19, 13:02

Taiwan-based mobile telecom carrier Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET) expects net EPS of NT$3.35 (US$0.11) for 2014, the company said at a February 18 investors conference.

Panel makers are expected to increase production of 40- to 49-inch Ultra HD TV panels in 2014

Feb 18, 21:03

Panel makers are expected to increase production of 40- to 49-inch Ultra HD TV panels in 2014, according to industry sources.

SMIC 4Q13 profits fall 68.5%

Feb 18, 14:54

China-based IC foundry Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) has reported net profits of US$14.7 million on consolidated sales of US$491.8 million for the fourth quarter...

Tablet sales in the 7- to 8-inch segment expected to drop nearly 15% in 2014

Feb 18, 14:52

About 56% of tablet vendors' sales are expected to come from 7- to 8-inch units in 2014, down from about 70% in 2013, due to increased competition from large-size smartphones and...

Smartphone vendors to showcase new flagship models at MWC 2014

Feb 18, 12:21

Most leading smartphone vendors including Samsung Electronics, Sony Mobile Communications, LG Electronics and HTC will showcase their new flagship smartphones or new models at the...

Touch panel makers expect strong growth in the tablet segment in 2014

Feb 17, 21:42

Touch panel makers expect strong growth in the tablet segment during 2014 largely as a result of vendors in China further pushing products in the local market.

Notebook panel supply may run short of demand by as many as 20 million panels in 2014

Feb 17, 21:19

Notebook panels may run short of demand by as many as 20 million units in 2014, according to industry sources.

Asustek expects to ship four million desktops in 2014, says company president

Feb 17, 20:37

With the notebook industry no longer seeing as strong demand as seen previously, Asustek Computer is taking a more aggressive stance in the desktop market and expects to ship four...

LED lighting demand and flexible OLED devices expected to bring demand for makers in 2014

Feb 17, 14:57

LED TV backlighting demand is expected to remain flat on year in 2014 while pricing and the penetration rate for LED lighting is expected to increase, according to industry sources...

Himax sees flat growth or slight drop in 1Q14 sales

Feb 14, 14:19

LCD driver IC design specialist Himax Technologies expects its first-quarter revenues to register flat growth or a slight decrease sequentially. Gross margin for the quarter is set...

Display shipments affected by weak demand for entry-level smartphones, say sources

Feb 14, 12:39

Business prospects for display suppliers and other makers in the handset supply chain are expected to remain sluggish in the short term as brand and white-box handset makers in China...

CyberLink to focus 2014 operations on 3 new business models

Feb 14, 10:30

Multimedia software solution developer CyberLink will focus business operations on three new business models, cloud software subscriptions, advertising on MoovieLive and DirectorZone...

Chunghwa Telecom aims at revenue proportion of 51% for non-voice business in 2014

Feb 13, 14:19

Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) aims to hike revenues from non-voice operations to account for 51% of consolidated revenues for 2014, according to the company.

China sets 2014 PV installation capacity at 10GWp

Feb 13, 13:35

China's National Energy Administration has set a target total capacity of 10GWp for PV systems to be installed in China in 2014. The agency said 60% of the target capacity is for...

Acer to have over 30% tablets manufactured by China makers in 2014

Feb 12, 22:01

Acer is expected to outsource over 30% of its tablet manufacturing to China-based makers in 2014 since China makers already have mature technologies, but are more competitive in terms...

SPIL to grow sales of silver wire-bonding packaging in 2014

Feb 12, 11:49

Chip packager Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL) expects the development of its silver wire-bonding packaging business to bear fruit in 2014.

King Core 2014 revenues to rise over 10%

Feb 11, 14:50

Taiwan-based inductor maker King Core Electronics is expected to see its 2014 revenues increase more than 10% thanks to new orders from the handset and tablet sectors, according to...

Mobile DRAM contract prices fall on oversupply, says DRAMeXchange

Feb 11, 11:06

Contract prices for mobile DRAM memory fell 5-10% in January to reflect an oversupply in the market, according to DRAMeXchange.

Taiwan suppliers concerned about competition from China in 2014

Feb 10, 21:39

With Acer rumored to be planning to outsource its tablet OEM orders to China-based makers, Asustek Computer has reportedly also been seeking partnerships with China component makers...

Gigabyte expected to ship over five million motherboards in 1Q14

Feb 10, 20:59

Gigabyte Technology is expected to ship over five million motherboards in the first quarter of 2014, having a chance to surpass Asustek Computer, which is expected to ship about five...

TSMC, UMC January sales rise

Feb 10, 15:15

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) and United Microelectronics (UMC) have announced increases in January consolidated revenues from a year ago of 8.4% and 6.5%, resp...

Taiwan Chinsan to ramp industrial use capacitor shipments in 2014

Feb 10, 15:13

Capacitor maker Taiwan Chinsan Electronic Industrial is expected to ramp up its capacitor shipments to the industrial sector to 15% by year-end 2014 compared to 10% currently, according...

China TV vendors expect to release OLED TVs by end of 2014

Feb 10, 14:58

China-based TV vendors such as Skyworth and Hisense are expected to release 55-inch OLED TVs by October 2014, according to TV supply chain sources.

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    LG Lifeband Touch wearable device

    LG Electronics has unveiled its Lifeband Touch, a wearable product that mark the company's first foray into fitness tech. Showcasing at the CES 2014 in Las Vegas, the product incorporate...

    Photo: Company, Jan 8.

  • Osram+Ostar+Projection+P2W

    Osram Ostar Projection P2W

    Osram Opto Semiconductors has introduced two new high-power versions of the Osram Ostar Projection for projectors with a brightness of up to 1700 lumen. The Osram Ostar Projection...

    Photo: Company, Dec 18.

  • SK+Hynix+16nm+64Gb+MLC+NAND

    SK Hynix 16nm 64Gb MLC NAND

    SK Hynix has started full-scale mass production of 16nm 64-gigabit (Gb) MLC NAND flash chips, according to the South Korea-based memory chipmaker. SK Hynix entered mass production...

    Photo: Company, Nov 20.

  • Nvidia+Tesla+K40+accelerator+

    Nvidia Tesla K40 accelerator

    Nvidia has unveiled the Tesla K40 GPU accelerator. Providing double the memory and up to 40% higher performance than its predecessor, the Tesla K20X GPU accelerator, and 10 times...

    Photo: Company, Nov 20.

  • SK+Hynix+6Gb+LPDDR3

    SK Hynix 6Gb LPDDR3

    SK Hynix has developed 6Gb low-power DDR3 (LPDDR3) using 20nm-class process technology. This product is a high-performance mobile memory solution that features low power consumption...

    Photo: Company, Nov 1.

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