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  • Last update: Friday 30 January 2015 [472 news items]

Fingerprint sensor market to face eliminations

Jan 20, 20:23

The number of fingerprint sensor suppliers has risen to above 40 companies, intensifying competition in the market, according to sources at Taiwan-based IC design firms.

Pegatron confident about maintaining Apple orders in 2015, says chairman

Jan 20, 20:20

Pegatron chairman TH Tung has responded to stock market analysts' concerns that Pegatron may see decreased Apple orders in 2015 because Wistron and Compal Electronics have become...

Xiaomi shipment growth to benefit component suppliers

Jan 20, 19:58

Xiaomi is looking to ship 100 million smartphones in 2015, which will benefit its component suppliers such as HDI-board makers including Compeq Manufacturing, Zhen Ding Technology...

ChipMOS to allocate 30-40% of capex for driver-IC testing

Jan 19, 21:31

Packaging and testing firm ChipMOS Technologies will allocate 30-40% of its planned capex for 2015 for upgrading its production lines for LCD driver ICs, according to the company.

Competition between Novatek and Realtek in TV-IC market to become fierce

Jan 19, 15:07

The 2015 market for TV chips will continue to be led by MediaTek followed by MStar Semiconductor, while Novatek Microelectronics and Realtek Semiconductor will be fighting for the...

MediaTek leading TV-IC market

Taiwan market: Ultra HD TV sales expected to reach 3,000 in 1Q15; 10,000 in 2015

Jan 19, 14:39

Ultra HD TVs in the Taiwan market held an estimated 30% share of overall TV sales during the fourth quarter of 2014 and are likely to see a five-fold increase in on-year sales over...

Ultra HD TV sales increasing in Taiwan

Robot supplier Hiwin set to enjoy strong sales in 2015

Jan 19, 12:20

Taiwan-based ballscrew and industrial robot supplier Hiwin Technologies expects its sales in China, Japan, Europe and the US in 2015 to be better than those recorded a year earlier...

China to purchase at least US$4.5 billion in panels in 2015, says TAITRA

Jan 19, 10:56

China is expected to purchase at least US$4.5 billion worth of panels from Taiwan in 2015, according to Francis Liang Kuo-hsin, chairman of the Taiwan External Trade Development Council...

Compal Electronics aims to ship 100 million devices in 2015, says president

Jan 19, 10:51

ODM Compal Electronics aims to ship 100 million notebooks, tablets, AIO (all-in-one) PCs, smartphones, LCD TVs and servers in total in 2015, according to company president Ray Chen...

Compal Electronics chairman Rock Hsu (right) and president Ray Chen at company year-end party

Worldwide semiconductor sales to rise 5% in 2015, says Gartner

Jan 19, 10:49

Worldwide semiconductor revenues are forecast to reach US$358 billion in 2015, a 5.4% increase from 2014, according to Gartner. The forecast is down from the research firm's previous...

Equipment supplier Scientech positive about 1Q15

Jan 19, 10:45

Semiconductor equipment supplier Scientech is positive about its business outlook for the first quarter of 2015, citing brisk demand for advanced process manufacturing.

Worldwide semiconductor capital spending to increase 0.8% in 2015, says Gartner

Jan 19, 10:43

Despite strong growth of 12.9% in 2014, worldwide semiconductor capital spending is projected to only grow 0.8% to US$65.7 billion in 2015, according to Gartner.

Intel aims to ship at least 44 million tablet APs in 2015

Jan 16, 16:22

Intel achieved its goal of shipping 40 million tablet APs in 2014 and for 2015, Intel has raised the goal by 10% to 44 million units, to account for one third of the non-Apple tablet...

Xiaomi unveils flagship model for 2015, Xiaomi Note

Jan 16, 14:24

China-based smartphone vendor Xiaomi Technology has unveiled a 5.7-inch flagship model, Xiaomi Note, for initial launch in the China market at the end of January.

Xiaomi Note

SemiLEDs reports fiscal 1Q15 results

Jan 15, 15:42

SemiLEDs, a developer and manufacturer of LED chips and LED components, has announced its financial results for the first quarter of fiscal year 2015, ending November 30, 2014.

Digitimes Research: Global tablet shipments to decline 11.8% in 2015

Jan 15, 15:07

Global tablet shipments are estimated to drop 11.8% on year to reach 244 million units in 2015 as demand for high-end and entry-level tablets has both become saturated, while large-size...

LED industry faces pivotal year in 2015, says IHS

Jan 14, 23:19

The coming year could be pivotal for the global LED industry, given the growing market share of Chinese LED companies throughout the value chain. In order to compete with international...

Inventec chairman confident of shipping 100 million products in 2015

Jan 14, 23:18

Inventec chairman Richard Lee, at Xiaomi's product launch conference in Taiwan, pointed out that the company is expected to see about 100 million ODM/OEM product shipments in 2015,...

Richard Lee, Inventec chairman

Taiwan 2015 export value to grow 3.58% on year, says TAITRA

Jan 14, 23:11

Taiwan recorded total export value of US$295.2 billion for 2014, increasing on year by 2.75%, and the value for 2015 is expected to increase by 3.58% on year, according to Taiwan...

TSMC sales likely to disappoint in 2Q15

Jan 14, 23:07

TSMC's sales for second-quarter 2015 will likely be affected by a slowdown in processor orders for Apple's iPhone 6 devices and Qualcomm's Snapdragon 810 overheating issues, according...

ChipMOS 2015 growth to near industry average, says chairman

Jan 14, 15:38

ChipMOS Technologies' sales for 2015 are forecast to rise about 7.5% similar to the industry average, according to SJ Cheng, chairman for the semiconductor assembly and test services...

ChipMOS chairman SJ Cheng expects the company to post an about 7.5% sales growth in 2015

Taiwan PCB makers look to automotive for growth

Jan 14, 14:37

Taiwan-based PCB manufacturers, including Apex International, Nanya Printed Circuit Board, Tripod Technology and Unitech Printed Circuit Board, will see sales from the automotive...

Flexible PCB makers to enjoy strong 1Q15

Jan 14, 14:10

Buoyed by brisk demand for Apple's iPhone 6 devices, as well as new wearable devices, Taiwan-based flexible PCB (FPCB) makers Zhen Ding Technology Holding, Flexium Interconnect and...

Worldwide tablet shipments rise at slower pace, says MediaTek

Jan 14, 14:06

Worldwide tablet shipments have risen at a slower pace and will grow at only a single-digit rate in 2015, according to MediaTek.

PCB maker Apex sees new plant break even

Jan 13, 15:39

Apex International's new PCB plant in Thailand has seen its operations break even at the end of 2014, according to industry sources. The new facility will start generating profits...

Quantum dot materials still an issue, say observers

Jan 13, 15:18

LCD TV panel makers are pushing quantum dot (QD) wide color gamut (WCG) panel production in 2015 but QD materials containing cadmimum are toxic, raising environmental concern, according...

China market: Coolpad aims to ship 15-20 million Great God-branded smartphones in fiscal 2015

Jan 12, 23:07

China-based smartphone vendor Coolpad is currently marketing its smartphones in three brands - Coolpad, Great God and ivvi, and shipments of its Great God-series handsets are expected...

Penetration rate of Full HD handset panels in China during 2015 expected to surpass 30%

Jan 12, 21:36

As more China vendors are releasing Full HD handsets at CNY1,000 (US$164), the penetration rate of Full HD handset panels in China during 2015 is expected to surpass 30%.

Smartphone vendors to resume hardware competition in 2015

Jan 12, 11:17

Handset makers are expected to resume hardware competition for their new smartphones in 2015 focusing on upgrading the specifications of display and camera functions, according to...

Kingston uses Marvell controllers for PCIe SSD

Jan 12, 11:10

Kingston Technology has adopted Marvell's controller ICs for its high-end PCIe SSD series set for launch in February 2015, according to the memory module vendor.

Digitimes Research: Curved OLED TV sales unlikely to break 800,000 in 2015

Jan 9, 16:00

Following developments to push Ultra HD TVs in the market vendors have begun to promote curved units as well and aim to push the technology throughout 2015-2016. However, due to higher...

Global solar PV demand forecast to grow 25% in 2015, says IHS

Jan 9, 15:42

Global solar PV demand is forecast to grow by up to 25% in 2015, according to IHS. Due to the ongoing cost reductions for solar PV, IHS forecasts that installation demand will grow...

Digitimes Research: Ultra HD BD players not likely to be available until end of 2015

Jan 9, 15:32

Panasonic is showcasing an Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc player (BDP) prototype at CES 2014 and is the only exhibitor with such a device at the show. Digitimes Research believes Ultra HD...

Fingerprint sensor prices likely to fall below US$5 in 2015, say sources

Jan 9, 14:20

With China- and Taiwan-based suppliers eager to expand their presence, prices of fingerprint sensors are likely to fall below US$5 in 2015, according to industry sources.

Phison contracts UMC to make 55nm flash drive controllers

Jan 9, 10:34

Phison Electronics will adopt United Microelectronics' (UMC) 55nm process for the production of its PS2251-08 controller ICs for flash drives set to roll out in 2015, according to...

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    CES 2015: Asustek ZenFone 2 smartphone

    Asustek Computer is exhibiting its Android 5.0-based ZenFone 2 smartphone at the 2015 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), featuring Intel's Atom Z3580 2.3GHz processor,...

    Photo: Company, Jan 9.

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    CES 2015: Asustek ZenFone Zoom smartphone

    Asustek Computer is exhibiting its Android 5.0-based ZenFone Zoom smartphone at CES 2015 featuring a 13-megapixel 3x optical zoom plus 12x digital zoom camera. The smartphone adopts...

    Photo: Company, Jan 8.

  • Samsung+20nm+LPDDR4+mobile+DRAM

    Samsung 20nm LPDDR4 mobile DRAM

    Samsung Electronics has started mass producing what it calls the industry's first 8Gb low power double data rate 4 (LPDDR4) mobile DRAM based on the company's 20nm process technology...

    Photo: Company, Jan 6.

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    CES 2015: Intel Broadwell-based Core processor

    Intel has unveiled the fifth-generation Intel Core processor family built on Intel's 14nm manufacturing process during CES 2015. The CPUs provides the foundation for interactive experiences...

    Photo: Company, Jan 6.

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    JINS Meme smart eyewear

    Japan-based eyewear brand, JINS, has announced Meme smart eyewear for the US market in 2015 as part of its expansion plan outside of Asia. The JINS Meme (available with or without...

    Photo: Company, Dec 23.

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