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  • Last update: Tuesday 28 July 2015 [894 news items]

Holtek 1H15 profits rise 2%

Jul 28, 15:15

Microcontroller (MCU) supplier Holtek Semiconductor has reported net profits of NT$380 million (US$12 million) for the first half of 2015, up 2.2% on year, with EPS coming to NT$1....

AUO sees revenues drop 3.1% in 2Q15

Jul 28, 14:28

AU Optronics (AUO) has announced its consolidated revenues in the second quarter of 2015 were NT$92.30 billion (US$2.93 billion), down 3.1% from the previous quarter. Gross profit...

Digitimes Research: Taiwan IC design industry output value to grow 14% in 3Q15

Jul 28, 14:25

The production value of Taiwan's IC design industry is forecast to rise 14.4% sequentially in the third quarter of 2015, thanks to peak seasonal effects, as well as rollouts of new...

4G phone chip prices to fall 50% in 1 year

Jul 27, 15:07

Prices for 4G smartphone chip solutions, which have fallen about 40% so far in 2015, will continue their downward trend in the second half of the year. Prices will fall an overall...

Biometrics industry to generate US$13 billion in revenues during 2015, says firm

Jul 27, 14:49

Biometric technologies are developed constantly, strengthening their position in both existing markets like law enforcement and government applications, but also in emerging high-value...

LG reports 2Q15 revenues

Jul 24, 11:22

LG Display has reported unaudited earnings results based on consolidated K-IFRS (International Financial Reporting Standards) for the three-month period ending June 30, 2015.

Gartner expects 59% mobile data growth worldwide in 2015

Jul 23, 15:37

Global mobile data traffic is set to reach 52 million terabytes (TB) in 2015, an increase of 59% from 2014, according to Gartner. The rapid growth is set to continue through 2018,...

Apple sees growing Mac shipments in 2015

Jul 23, 12:07

Apple has revealed it shipped 4.8 million Mac products in its fiscal third-quarter 2015 (ended June 27, 2015), up 5% sequentially and 9% from the same period a year ago. Sources from...

Mobile DRAM prices to fall on excess smartphone inventory

Jul 22, 20:39

Prices for mobile DRAM memory are set to fall substantially due to excess smartphone inventory, according to sources at memory makers.

North American semiconductor equipment industry posts June book-to-bill ratio of 0.98, says SEMI

Jul 22, 14:35

North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted US$1.51 billion in orders worldwide in June 2015 (three-month average basis) and a book-to-bill ratio of 0.98,...

HTC to seek partnerships with game developers for HTC Vive

Jul 22, 11:43

HTC will showcase its forthcoming virtual reality device, the HTC Vive, at Taipei Game Developer Forum (TGDF) to be held from July 23-24, according to the forum organizers. The forum...

The HTC Vive

MediaTek likely to cut shipment target for 2015

Jul 20, 15:56

MediaTek is likely to revise downward its handset-IC shipment target for 2015 to about 400 million units from 450 million, a 10% cut, according to market sources.

Wearable systems give major boost to total IoT sales in 2015, says IC Insights

Jul 17, 15:07

Market revenues associated with network communications, sensing, and control functions in subsystems and objects attached to the Internet of Things (IoT) are forecast to grow 29%...

Getac targets on-year shipment growth of 20% in 2015

Jul 17, 12:22

Ruggedized PC brand vendor Getac Technology maintains its original target on-year growth of 20% in 2015 shipments and will also launch new ruggedized tablets at the end of the third...

Getac expects 20% on-year growth in its 2015 ruggedized PC shipments

Digitimes Research: Apple to push forward with In-Cell touch technology in 2015 but highly considering G/G for 2016

Jul 17, 10:28

Industry rumors have stated Apple will go back to using G/G touch technology in iPhones due to ongoing production issues with In-Cell touch panels. If this were to occur, the earliest...

TSMC cuts 2015 chip growth outlook

Jul 16, 22:28

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), at its July 16 investors meeting, gave a less-optimistic outlook for the third quarter of 2015, and has revised downward its forecast...

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Accelerometer, gyro prices fall

Jul 16, 15:42

Prices for MEMS accelerometers and gyroscopes fell to as low as US$0.20 in the second quarter of 2015, down more than 30% from year-ago levels, according to industry sources.

Growth in smart connected home appliance market expected to accelerate from 2015 onwards, says IHS

Jul 16, 14:30

Strong growth is expected for the smart connected home appliance market in the next five years, according to IHS. In fact many appliance makers are already shifting focus from low-profit,...

Energy storage enabling technologies revenues expected to total nearly US$75 billion from 2015-2024, says firm

Jul 16, 14:23

The three main components of the energy storage enabling technologies (ESET) value chain are, Broadly speaking, hardware, software, and services, which together ensure the intelligence,...

Worldwide semiconductor capital spending to increase 2.5% in 2015, says Gartner

Jul 15, 21:50

Worldwide semiconductor capital spending is projected to grow 2.5% in 2015 reaching US$66.1 billion, according to Gartner. The prediction is down from the research firm's previous...

Asustek, Gigabyte each ship 8 million brand motherboards in 1H15

Jul 15, 16:01

Asustek Computer and Gigabyte Technology each shipped about eight million own-brand motherboards globally during the first half of 2015 and are only expected to deliver 18 million...

Revenues from community resilience microgrid implementations expected to total nearly US$7 billion from 2015-2024, says firm

Jul 14, 22:51

During the last 15 years, electricity outages have cost the global economy billions of dollars, triggering efforts to make the energy grid more resilient and to incorporate community-critical...

Asustek expected to ship 6-7 million tablets in 2015, down 30% on year, says paper

Newswatch - Jul 14, 22:50

Asustek Computer is planning to release inexpensive ZenPad series tablets to help boost its tablet shipments in 2015, but some market watchers still expect the company's tablet shipments...

Asustek Computer expects 2015 tablet business to break even

Jul 14, 22:00

Asustek Computer suffered operating losses for its tablet business operations in 2014 and the first half of 2015 but has adjusted its supply chain and decreased the number of new...

Cleanroom constructor UIS 2Q15 revenues hike 185%

Stockwatch - Jul 14, 15:47

Taiwan-based cleanroom constructor United Information Systems (UIS) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.25 billion (US$104.7 million) for the second quarter of 2015, up 28.6%...

Middle East and Africa smartphone market to top 155 million units in 2015, says IDC

Newswatch - Jul 13, 21:14

Middle East and Africa (MEA) smartphone shipments are set to total 155 million units in 2015 after increasing 66% on year to more than 36 million units the first quarter of the year,...

AWSC, VPEC June revenues rise

Jul 13, 21:12

GaAs IC foundry Advanced Wireless Semiconductor Company (AWSC) saw its June revenues soar, while GaAs epi-wafer supplier Visual Photonics Epitaxy Company (VPEC) enjoyed record high...

D-Link reports revenues for June 2015

Stockwatch - Jul 13, 16:37

D-Link has reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.537 billion (US$81.83 million) for June 2015, representing a 32.9% increase on month and 2.45% increase on year.

IC equipment supplier Scientech June revenues up

Jul 10, 15:42

Scientech saw its June revenues hike 123.2% from a year earlier to NT$333 million (US$10.7 million). Revenues totaled NT$1.33 billion for the first six months of 2015, rising 11.1%...

Compal sees June revenues drop on year

Stockwatch - Jul 10, 10:26

Compal Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$72.679 billion (US$2.34 billion) for June 2015, representing a 12.6% increase on month and 5.25% drop on year.

Gartner cuts 2015 chip market growth forecast again

Jul 10, 10:21

Worldwide semiconductor revenues are forecast to reach US$348 billion in 2015, a 2.2% increase from 2014, according to Gartner. The prediction, however, is down from Gartner's previous...

Adata June revenues rise, Transcend flat

Stockwatch - Jul 9, 15:54

Adata Technology saw its June revenues increase 2.9% sequentially while fellow memory module company Transcend Information's revenues stayed flat on month.

Mitac to see 20% shipment growth in camcorders for vehicles in 2015 thanks to rising demand in Europe

Jul 9, 15:21

Mitac International launched a series of new car electronics products under the Mio brand on July 8 including camcorders for cars and scooters, and a PND. Company vice president and...

Mitac releases new car electronics products

Digitimes Research: China IC foundry output value to rise 10.5% in 2015

Jul 9, 15:12

The output value of China's IC foundry industry is forecast to register a 10.5% increase in 2015 reaching US$3.9 billion, according to Digitimes Research.

Innolux sees June revenues decrease

Jul 9, 15:01

LCD panel maker Innolux has announced its June 2015 revenues reached NT$30.2 billion (US$973.37 million), a decrease of 3.3% on month and a decrease of 17.5% on year.

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    Before Going to Press | Jul 28, 21:36

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    Before Going to Press | Jul 28, 21:36

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    Before Going to Press | Jul 28, 21:34

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    Before Going to Press | Jul 28, 21:34

  • E Ink and Netronix jointly invest in new development facilities

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    Photo: Joseph Tsai, Jun 12.

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