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  • Last update: Monday 29 September 2014 [185 news items]

Taiwan market: Wider bandwidths expected for 4G in 2015, says FET president

Sep 29, 11:29

Taiwan government is expected to release 2600MHz frequency band units in 2015 with bandwidth of 20-30MHz (for download) to meet fast growing demand for 4G mobile communication services,...

Tablet sales momentum to slow down in 2015, say IC suppliers

Sep 25, 14:56

The growth momentum of global tablet sales is expected to slow down in 2015 due to the rising popularity of large-size smartphones and a rebound in demand for notebooks, according...

Samsung to introduce Tizen to smart home-use electronics, LCD TVs in 2015

Sep 24, 16:28

Samsung Electronics will widely incorporate its Tizen OS in its smart home-use electronics and LCD TVs in 2015, in an attempt to boost the penetration of Tizen using its leading global...

Japan PV module vendors mulling OEM partnerships with Taiwan cell makers

Sep 24, 11:10

In view of increasing competition from China-based firms, Japan-based PV module vendors have been in talks with Taiwan-based solar cell makers about OEM production for 2015, according...

Japan firms in new push for OLED

Sep 22, 15:16

Following the announcement that Innovation Network Corporation of Japan (INCJ), Japan Display (JDI), Sony, and Panasonic have executed a definitive agreement to establish a new company,...

TSMC confident of keeping global market share of over 80% for 28nm processes in 2015, says CFO

Sep 19, 10:21

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has offered a full range of 28nm foundry technology solutions covering entry-level, mid-range and high-end processes and therefore...

Global semiconductor market expects over 3% on-year growth in 2015, says MIC

Sep 18, 16:15

Global semiconductor market value is estimated to reach approximately US$336.3 billion units in 2015, up 3.1% in comparison to 2014, delighted by the arrival of the Apple Watch and...

LCD TV shipments expected to grow to 229 million in 2015

Sep 16, 22:30

LCD TV shipments are expected to reach 229 million units in 2015, up from 217 million in 2014, and are expected to further grow to 245 million in 2017.

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
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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

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