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China records PV installation capacity of 15.13GWp in 2015, says NEA

Feb 5, 12:35

Total PV installation capacity in China in 2015 amounted to 15.13GWp, attaining 85% of the target of 17.8GWp, according to China's National Energy Administration (NEA).

WT Micro posts record profit for 2015

Stockwatch - Feb 4, 21:32

IC distributor WT Microelectronics has reported record net profits of NT$1.98 billion (US$59.5 million) for 2015, with EPS reaching NT$4.49.

Kinsus reports increased earnings for 2015

Newswatch - Feb 3, 21:51

IC substrate supplier Kinsus Interconnect Technology has reported net profits of NT$2.904 billion for 2015, decreasing 19% on year. The earnings translated into an EPS of NT$6.51...

HTC reports heavy losses for 4Q15 and 2015

Feb 3, 21:44

HTC has reported net losses of NT$3.4 billion (US$101.36 million) or NT$4.10 per share on revenues of NT$25.7 billion for the fourth quarter of 2015.

Taiwan market: Foxconn leads patent applications in 2015

Feb 3, 14:32

Hon Hai Precision Industry (Foxconn) topped local companies in the number of patent applications in 2015, with 659, according to data released by the Intellectual Property Office...

PTI nets NT$5.20 per share for 2015

Stockwatch - Feb 3, 12:26

Memory backend specialist Powertech Technology (PTI) has reported net profits of NT$5.04 billion (US$150.4 million) for 2015, up 13.9% on year and hitting the highest levels in five...

TSMC to deal out cash dividend of NT$6 for 2015

Feb 3, 12:24

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company's (TSMC) board of directors has adopted a proposal recommending the distribution of a NT$6 (US$0.18) cash dividend per common share for...

Microsoft ships 6.0 million Surface tablets in 2015, say sources

Feb 3, 12:07

Microsoft shipped 2.5 million Surface-series tablets in the fourth quarter of 2015, leading to total shipments for the year reaching six million units, or 50% higher than market expectations...

Notebook vendors facing high channel inventory in 1Q16

Feb 2, 16:12

Notebook brand vendors are facing high channel inventories for the first quarter of 2016 as they placed increased orders to restock in the fourth quarter of 2015, but demand from...

Global semiconductor sales top US$335 Billion in 2015, says SIA

Feb 2, 14:53

The global semiconductor industry posted sales totaling US$335.2 billion in 2015, a slight decrease of 0.2% compared to the 2014 total, which was the industry's highest-ever sales...

Giga Solar Materials expected to net NT$39-40 per share for 2015

Feb 2, 14:44

PV conductive paste maker Giga Solar Materials recorded net EPS of NT$27.73 (US$0.845) for January-September 2015 and, due to continued booming sales of PV silver paste, is expected...

Inventory correction near end, says SPIL chairman

Feb 1, 16:15

Inventory correction in the IC industry supply chain is near its end, according to Bough Lin, chairman for packaging and testing company Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL). If...

SerComm ships 12 million units of fiber-optic equipment to China in 2015

Feb 1, 15:07

Networking/communication device maker SerComm shipped 12 million units of fiber-optic equipment to China-based clients in 2015, 50% more than its expected shipments of eight million...

Asustek ranks top SIM-free smartphone vendor in Japan in 2015, says paper

Newswatch - Feb 1, 14:55

Asustek Computer ranked the number one supplier of SIM-free smartphones in Japan in 2015 with a 28.6% market share, according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN)...

Oppo ships 50 million smartphones in 2015

Feb 1, 10:30

China-based vendor Oppo has announced that it shipped 50 million smartphones globally in 2015, increasing 67% from a year earlier. The sales made Oppo the world's eighth-largest vendor...

China Mobile takes up over 80% of 4G users in China at end of 2015

Feb 1, 10:28

There were 386 million 4G mobile communication subscribers in China as of the end of 2015 and China Mobile had 312 million, accounting for 80.83%, according to China's Ministry of...

Nuvoton reports EPS NT$2.26 for 2015

Newswatch - Feb 1, 10:20

Nuvoton Technology has reported net profits of NT$65 million (US$1.94 million) for the fourth quarter of 2015, down over 50% sequentially but more than double from a year earlier...

Winbond nets NT$0.90 per share for 2015

Feb 1, 10:14

Winbond Electronics, a memory chipmaker specializing in specialty DRAM and NOR flash chips, has reported Net EPS for 2015 climbed to a 5-year high of NT$0.90 (US$0.03).

ASE posts 19% profit decline in 2015 despite record revenues

Feb 1, 10:07

Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) has reported net profits for 2015 declined 18.8% to NT$19.19 billion (US$576.2 million), with EPS coming to NT$2.51 compared with NT$3.07...

China software industry posts 2015 revenues of over CNY4.3 trillion, says MIIT

Jan 29, 14:28

China's software industry generated total revenues of CNY4.325 trillion (US$688 billion) in 2015, growing 16.6% on year, according to statistics by the Ministry of Industry and Information...

Samsung and Apple remain top semiconductor customers in 2015, says Gartner

Jan 29, 11:10

Samsung Electronics and Apple remained the top semiconductor buyers in 2015, representing 17.7% of the market, according to Gartner. Samsung and Apple together consumed US$59 billion...

Handset baseband IC market declines 12% in 3Q15, says Strategy Analytics

Jan 29, 11:01

The global cellular baseband processor market declined 12% from a year earlier to US$5.1 billion in the third quarter of 2015, according to Strategy Analytics. Qualcomm, MediaTek,...

Flexium books record profits for 2015

Jan 29, 10:59

Flexible PCB supplier Flexium Interconnect has reported record net profits of NT$2.76 billion (US$82.2 million) for 2015. EPS climbed to NT$10.83 from NT$6.40 in 2014.

AUO reports profit for 2015

Jan 28, 16:23

AU Optronics (AUO) has reported its consolidated revenues in the fourth quarter of 2015 were NT$83.44 billion (US$2.48 billion), down 6.6% from the previous quarter. Gross profit...

Apple estimated to ship 20 million Macs in 2016

Jan 28, 15:27

Apple's Mac-series product shipments are expected to remain at a level similar to that of 2015 at around 20 million units in 2016, but despite flat shipment performance, new MacBook...

Corning reports fourth-quarter and full-year 2015 financial results

Jan 27, 22:58

Corning has announced its results for the fourth quarter and full-year 2015.

Casetek announces 4Q15 and 2015 results

Stockwatch - Jan 27, 22:56

Casetek, a chassis subsidiary of Pegatron Technology has announced operating revenues for the fourth quarter of 2015 of NT$12.33 billion (US$366.99 million), net profit of NT$2.16...

Inotera, Nanya post revenue and profit drops in 2015

Jan 27, 15:57

Inotera Memories and Nanya Technology have both reported revenue and profit declines for 2015, as a result of falling DRAM ASPs.

Tainergy expected to report profit for 2015, says paper

Newswatch - Jan 27, 11:11

Solar cell maker Tainergy Tech is expected to record net EPS of NT$0.90-1.00 (US$0.027-0.030) for 2015, according to the Chinese-language newspaper Economic Daily News (

Global 3Q15 smartphone and tablet AP markets decline, says Strategy Analytics

Jan 26, 21:19

The global markets for smartphone and tablet applications processors (AP) both fell compared to a year earlier in the third quarter of 2015, according to Strategy Analytics.

SK Hynix reports revenue and profit growth for 2015

Jan 26, 15:01

SK Hynix has announced consolidated revenues for 2015 increased 10% to KRW18.8 trillion (US$558.9 million) while operating profits grew 4% to KRW5.3 trillion. Net profits for the...

Holtek posts record profits for 2015

Stockwatch - Jan 25, 21:42

Holtek Semiconductor, which designs and develops standard microcontrollers (MCU) and consumer electronics IC solutions, has reported record net profits of NT$806.8 million (US$24...

PCB maker Apex reports strong earnings for 2015

Newswatch - Jan 25, 15:55

PCB maker Apex International has reported net profits of NT$145 million (US$4.32 million) for the fourth quarter of 2015, down 41.8% sequentially but up 125.4% on year. The earnings...

Asia Pacific PC market dips 8% in 2015, says IDC

Jan 25, 15:15

PC shipments in Asia Pacific (including Japan) totaled 107.6 million units in 2015, according to IDC's preliminary results. This accounted for a 7.7% on-year decrease and a steeper...

Global revenues from solar PV installations expected to top US$1.2 trillion from 2015-2024, says Navigant

Jan 25, 14:03

The global electric power industry is evolving into a model that offers more diversity, both in terms of generation and in the ownership of generation assets, and solar photovoltaic...

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    Samsung PRO Plus 128GB microSD cards

    Samsung Electronics has unveiled its PRO Plus 128GB microSD card series, which is built with company's MLC NAND flash solution. With the introduction of its new 128GB microSD card,...

    Photo: Company, Dec 23.

  • Asustek+EeeBook+E202+notebook

    Asustek EeeBook E202 notebook

    Asustek showcased its EeeBook E202 notebook during Computex 2015. The device features a clamshell design and an 11.6-inch display. In addition to a 9-hour battery life, the notebook...

    Photo: Joseph Tsai, Jun 12.

  • Haier+Chromebook

    Haier Chromebook

    Haier, a major electronic product brand in China, showcased its Chromebook at Computex 2015. The company is mainly pushing its Chromebook into North America's education market.

    Photo: Joseph Tsai, Jun 11.

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    Aidmics iSperm inspection device for pig sperm

    At Computex Aidmics Biotechnology showcased its iSperm, which inspects pig sperm. It is a tool for animal husbandry. Aidmics said it has sold over 100 iSperm devices since its launch,...

    Photo: Julian Ho, Digitimes, Jun 10.

  • Asustek+C201PA+Chromebook+

    Asustek C201PA Chromebook

    Asustek Computer showcased its C201PA Chromebook at Computex 2015. The product is equipped with Rockchip's quad-core RK3288C solution and a 11.6-inch display. The Chromebook has...

    Photo: Joseph Tsai, Jun 10.

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