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LCD monitor shipments to reach 136 million in 2014 followed by 132 million in 2015

Sep 15, 21:25

Global shipments of LCD monitors are expected to reach 136 million in 2014 but are expected to drop to 132 million in 2015, according to market observers. Going into 2017 the shipments...

More than 75% of mobile applications will fail basic security tests through 2015, says Gartner

Sep 15, 15:35

Through 2015, more than 75% of mobile applications will fail basic security tests, according to Gartner. Enterprise employees download from app stores and use mobile applications...

TV panels produced in China to meet nearly 60% of local demand in 2015, says report

Sep 15, 14:56

TV panels produced in China during 2015 are expected to meet nearly 60% of LCD TV panel demand in the nation during the year as makers including China-based China Star Optoelectronics,...

Quanta lands half of Acer notebook orders for 2015

Sep 10, 22:33

Quanta Computer has landed orders for Acer's 15-inch notebooks for 2015, which will account for 45-50% of Acer's overall orders. Quanta will become Acer's largest ODM partner and...

DRAM industry profits to stabilize in 2015 as Korea-based makers slow capacity ramps, says DRAMeXchange

Newswatch - Sep 10, 15:15

Construction of Samsung Electronics' and SK Hynix's new fabrication plants will not be finished until 2015, with manufacturing capacity for the coming year still under planning, according...

Asustek handset business to begin generating profits in September, says CEO

Sep 5, 15:57

Asustek Computer expects its handset business to start generating profits in September as well as in the fourth quarter of 2014 after being in the handset segment for over 10 years,...

Digitimes Research: US$30 to be competitive price for 5.5-inch sapphire covers to be adopted by smartphone vendors other than Apple in 2015

Sep 5, 15:39

Whether major smartphone vendors follow Apple to adopt sapphire-screen covers will hinge on cost, and US$30 for a 5.5-inch sapphire-cover will be a competitive price in 2015, according...

Acer aims to ship 4-5 million smartphones in 2014, 10 million units in 2015

Sep 4, 19:48

Acer aims to ship 4-5 million smartphones in 2014 and 10 million units in 2015, according to the company's Smartphone Business president Liu Shi-tai. Acer shipped 2.5 million smartphones...

Acer showcase

Worldwide phablet shipments to surpass portable PCs in 2014 and tablets by 2015, says IDC

Sep 4, 16:03

According to a new forecast from IDC, worldwide phablet shipments (smartphones with screen sizes from 5.5- to less than 7-inch) will reach 175 million units worldwide in 2014, passing...

Shortage of CNC capacity to remain until 2015, say chassis makers

Sep 3, 14:59

Because a large portion of CNC machines are being used to carve out unibody metal-alloy chassis for iPhones, and Japan-, South Korea- and China-based smartphone vendors have adopted...

Niching looks to ramp up LED leadframe and FC CSP substrate shipments in 2015

Sep 3, 14:20

IC packaging material and tool distributor Niching Industrial looks to ramp up its shipments of EMC-based (epoxy molding compound) LED leadframes and FC CSP substrates to drive revenue...

Asustek readies new 2-in-1 products

Sep 2, 16:12

In addition to an upgraded version of the T100, which is set to launch at the end of September or early October, Asustek Computer is ready to unveil its new Transformer Book T300...

New mobile products to benefit component suppliers until end of 2014

Sep 2, 15:49

With smartphone players such as Samsung Electronics, LG Electronics and Sony expected to unveil their latest products at IFA 2014, and Apple set to release its new mobile products...

Apple iWatch still under EVT despite components already in production

Sep 2, 15:30

Despite related components already entering into production, Apple's iWatch is still unlikely to become available until 2015, as the device is still under engineering verification...

Makers expect UHD TV panels and WQHD handset panels to gain more traction in 2015

Sep 1, 14:53

AU Optronics (AUO) expects the development of TV panels to have a strong focus on Ultra HD and curved applications equipped with wide color gamut (WCG) technology in 2015, according...

Sony Mobile to adopt metal-alloy chassis for smartphones to be launched in 2015, say Taiwan makers

Aug 29, 14:29

Sony Mobile Communications are developing smartphones to be launched in 2015 and will adopt metal-alloy chassis for high-end models, according to Taiwan-based supply chain makers.

DRAM market oligopoly to face challenges in 2015 as makers expand capacity, says DRAMeXchange

Aug 28, 16:09

An increasing number of DRAM makers are planning to expand their capacity in the fourth quarter of 2014 as DRAM market supply tightens, while bit supply could grow nearly 30% in 2015...

Slimmer MacBook to launch in 4Q14 or 2015, say Taiwan makers

Aug 27, 15:03

Apple plans to launch a thinner MacBook possibly at the end of 2014 or in 2015. Production of components has begun in small volumes, according to Taiwan-based supply chain makers.

Use of sapphire in smartphones may take off in 2015, say Taiwan makers

Aug 27, 12:00

Following the use of sapphire to make covers for the home button and camera of the iPhone 5, China- and South Korea-based smartphone vendors are considering the adoption of sapphire,...

Lenovo to reduce notebook outsourcing to 40% of target shipments in 2015

Aug 19, 20:32

Lenovo will further hike in-house notebook production and reduce orders to Taiwan-based ODMs in 2015, with total outsourcing orders to decrease by over three million units on year...

Arcadyan aims to ship 2 million STBs in 2015, says CEO

Aug 15, 15:10

Networking/Communication device maker Arcadyan Technology has begun small-volume shipments of STBs (set-top boxes) based on the Google TV platform to telecom carriers in Europe and...

Digitimes Research: Sapphire demand to reach over 108 million mm in 2015

Aug 12, 10:57

Global demand for sapphire for use in LED and optical applications (such as smartphone covers) will reach 80.084 million mm of 2-inch equivalent ingots in 2014 and increase 36.1%...

Non-top-2 players turning less aggressive about China motherboard market

Aug 6, 21:52

With Asustek Computer and Gigabyte Technologies continuing to expand their presences in China's tier-4 to -6 cities as well as online channels, some China-based motherboard players...

Intel to see difficulties shipping 40 million tablet CPUs in 2014

Jul 31, 11:08

Intel originally planned to ship 40 million tablet processors in 2014, but may not be able to do so as its upcoming Cherry Trail-based processors have been delayed from November to...

Digitimes Research: Optical-use sapphire demand to reach 12.44 million mm of 2-inch equivalents in 2014

Jul 23, 10:48

There will be an estimated demand for 12.44 million mm of 2-inch-equivalent sapphires for optical purposes in 2014, mainly consisting of 54.3% for use in smartphone button covers,...

Dell aims to ship 30 million notebooks in 2015

Jul 21, 13:31

Based on requests for quotation (RFQ) received by Taiwan-based notebook ODMs, Dell aims to ramp up its notebook shipments by 40% to almost 30 million units in 2015, bringing it closer...

Dell aims to ship almost 30 million notebooks in 2015

TSMC to lose out to competitors in 14/16nm process segment in 2015, says chairman

Jul 16, 22:03

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) will lose out to competitors in the 14/16nm process segment in terms of market share in 2015 but will regain its leading market position...

TSMC chairman Morris Chang

Compal and Wistron to evenly share Dell consumer notebook orders for 2015

Jul 9, 22:13

Dell has reportedly already finished the request for quotation (RFQ) process for its consumer notebook orders for 2015 with Compal Electronics and Wistron each landing half of the...

Penetration of quantum dots in smartphone TFT LCDs will be 3% in 2015, says DisplaySearch

Jul 9, 15:54

With increasing competition from AMOLED, TFT LCD display makers are beginning to look to quantum dot technology to improve color performance, according to DisplaySearch. Adoption...

Tablet market to lose attention as competition rises in wearable industry

Jul 8, 15:44

As tablet shipment growth for 2014 is expected to only reach less than 5%, and Apple's iPad sales also declined 16% sequentially in the first quarter, the IT industry is gradually...

Increased panel sizes to help offset supply and demand imbalances in 2015, says Innolux president

Jul 7, 15:05

Increasing panel sizes in smartphones, monitors and TVs is expected to last into 2015, which will help offset potential imbalances in supply and demand within the panel industry as...

Japan PV market demand may drastically fall in 2015, say Taiwan makers

Jul 7, 11:14

The Japan government is likely to reduce in feed-in tariff rates for PV systems with installation capacities over 1MWp in fiscal year 2015 (April 2015-March 2016) and consequently,...

Digitimes Research: Japan-based DSC vendor shipments to fall 22.7% in fiscal 2014

Jun 20, 11:48

Observing Japan's mobile consumer electronics market in the second quarter of 2014, Digitimes Research found several key factors such as mirrorless interchangeable-lens cameras (MILC)...

Wearable devices such as iWatch to spur sapphire market demand in 2015, says LEDinside

Jun 11, 15:29

Apple's reported iWatch, which is expected to be released in late 2014, will use sapphire watch covers, according to research firm LEDinside. If iWatch sales reach market estimations...

ProLogium Technology lands orders for high-energy density batteries

Jun 11, 15:27

Flexible printed circuit lithium-ceramic battery (FLCB) maker ProLogium Technology has obtained orders from a US-based smartphone vendor for FLCBs with high-energy density of 750-800W-hours/liter,...

ProLogium to release new FLCB in 2015
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    Spansion FL-S NOR flash

    Spansion has announced what it claims is the industry's fastest serial flash memory, the Spansion FL-S family at 65nm. The series has over 20% faster DDR read speeds and three times...

    Photo: Company, Sep 30.

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    Toshiba SCiB module for automotive use

    Toshiba has announced that its SCiB battery has been selected by Mitsubishi Motors to power two new models of electric vehicles (EV), the i-MiEV and MINICAB-MiEV. The SCiB is Toshiba's...

    Photo: Company, Jun 20.

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