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Global IC foundry sales to rise 12% in 2015, says TSMC co-CEO

Dec 4, 21:21

The global IC foundry market is forecast to increase 12% in 2015, outpacing the overall semiconductor sector's 5% growth, said TSMC's co-CEO Mark Liu at the company's 14th annual...

TSMC will outperform the worldwide IC foundry market in 2015, says company co-CEO Liu

Asustek expects to achieve 2015 shipment goals despite pessimistic outlook

Dec 4, 15:29

Despite many research firms having estimated that global tablet and smartphone shipment growths will dramatically weaken in 2015 and Apple, Samsung Electronics and Asustek Computer...

Global semiconductor equipment sales to rise 19% in 2014, says SEMI

Dec 3, 22:19

Global sales of semiconductor equipment are forecast to increase 19.3% to US$38 billion in 2014, according to SEMI.

Digitimes Research: Global MOCVD shipments in 2015 estimated at 252 sets

Dec 3, 22:18

Based on LED epitaxial wafer makers' capacity expansion plans, there will be 252 MOCVD sets shipped globally in 2015, growing 10.5% on year and consisting of 186 sets to be added...

China server player Inspur expects some acquisition results in 2015, says report

Dec 3, 14:52

Seeing Lenovo's acquisition of IBM's x86 server business and competition in the server industry growing fierce, China-based server player Inspur is also aggressively seeking acquisition...

Asustek aims at 3rd-largest global notebook market share in 2015

Dec 3, 14:46

Asustek Computer aims to ship at least 22.1 million notebooks to have the third-largest global market share in 2015, with more than 30% of the shipments to be low-cost Transformer...

LTE handset shipments to soar to 676 million in 2015, says ABI Research

Dec 3, 14:40

About 676 million 4G LTE handsets will be shipped in 2015, growing 204 million units from 2014, according to ABI Research. Furthermore, ABI Research estimates that the total number...

Digitimes Research: PS4, Xbox One shipments estimated at 14 million, 11 million respectively in 2015

Dec 3, 11:05

There will be 14 million PlayStation 4 (PS4) consoles shipped globally in 2015 to reach cumulative shipments of 31.5 million units and 11 million Xbox One consoles to reach 23.7 million...

Taiwan handset ODMs to see orders fluctuate significantly in 2015

Dec 3, 10:52

Taiwan-based handset ODMs may see their orders from Sony Mobile Communications and LG Electronics fluctuate significantly in 2015 following the recent reshuffles of top management...

IC backend firms cautious about 2015 capex plans

Dec 2, 15:52

Having spent big in 2014, major Taiwan-based IC packaging and testing houses are cautious with their capital expenditures (capex) for 2015.

Xiaomi to unveil new flagship model at CES 2015, says paper

Newswatch - Dec 2, 14:42

Xiaomi Technology is expected to unveil its next generation flagship smartphone, the Mi5, at the upcoming CES 2015 trade show, according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News...

China market: Average screen size of smartphones to exceed 5-inch in 2015, says consulting firm

Dec 2, 11:46

The average screen size of smartphones available for sale in the China market has increased from 3.24-inch in 2011 to 3.74-inch in 2012, 4.22-inch in 2013 and will further increase...

Demand for PCIe SSDs to boom, say controller suppliers

Dec 1, 21:57

Demand for PCIe SSDs is expected to experience accelerated growth in the second half of 2015, pushing the technology transition from SATA3 to PCIe, according to industry sources.

MCU design house Holtek looks to higher profits in 2015

Stockwatch - Dec 1, 21:55

Profits at Taiwan-based Holtek Semiconductor, which designs and develops standard microcontrollers (MCU) and consumer electronics IC solutions, are expected to top NT$1 billion (US$32.2...

High-efficiency solar cells may see shortages in 2015

Dec 1, 15:27

As mainstream PV power generation is expected to shift from ground-mounted stations to rooftop systems in Europe, the US, Japan and China in 2015, and solar cells used in rooftop...

Digitimes Research: iPad shipments to drop to 55 million units in 2015

Dec 1, 15:02

Thanks to Sony quitting the notebook market and Apple's price cuts, MacBook shipments in 2014 are expected to grow over 15% on year, the highest growth among the top-10 vendors. But...

Mirle, Hiwin expect sales growth in 2015

Dec 1, 10:22

LCD panel equipment specialist Mirle Automation and automation equipment maker Hiwin Technologies expect sales to grow in 2015 thanks to strong orders placed by their China-based...

iPhone chip orders slowing down, say IC designers

Nov 28, 14:55

Apple has started scaling back on chip orders for its latest iPhone, according to sources at IC design houses.

Tablet shipments expected to decline 3.5% in 2015, says firm

Nov 28, 11:08

Notebook shipments will grow 0.6% in 2015 to 174.6 million units, while tablet shipments will decline 3.5% to 185.6 million units, according to TrendForce.

Global LED lighting production value in 2015 to grow 30%, say Taiwan makers

Nov 28, 10:29

Global LED lighting shipments in 2015 will double those in 2014, but the corresponding production value will increase only 30% due to estimated price drops of 30-35%, according to...

Panel makers to see increased orders for qHD, WVGA and FWVGA panels in 2015

Nov 27, 21:42

Panel makers expect strong demand for qHD (540 by 960), WVGA (480 by 800) and FWVGA (480 by 854) handset panels in 2015 as China vendors aim to increase their lineups of CNY500 (US$81)...

Samsung Electro-Mechanics to expand businesses in China in 2015, says paper

Nov 27, 16:05

The Samsung Group's component manufacturing affiliate Samsung Electro-Mechanics has seen its performance seriously impacted by Samsung Electronics' weakening smartphone sales recently...

ChipMOS 2015 capex to stay flat

Nov 27, 15:30

ChipMOS Technologies, which specializes in assembly and test services for LCD driver ICs and memory chips, is expected to maintain its 2015 capex at near 2014 levels, according to...

Most motherboard players to focus on gross margins in 2015

Nov 27, 15:22

Asustek Computer has been aggressively cutting motherboard prices to defend its leading position in the market recently and is likely to use the same strategy for 2015. In response...

China market: 4G smartphone chip prices continue to fall

Nov 27, 14:23

Prices for 4G smartphone solutions have fallen below US$10 per unit, and will continue to drop reaching US$7-8 during the first half of 2015, according to industry sources.

Wistron to see good profits in 2015 thanks to iPhone 5c, says paper

Newswatch - Nov 27, 12:34

Wistron is expected to achieve shipments at levels similar to those of 2014 for its notebook, desktop and LCD TV businesses in 2015, but the ODM's handheld device business is expected...

Taiwan IC designers seeing gross margin under pressure

Nov 26, 14:38

Taiwan-based IC design houses are seeking to improve their gross margins in 2015, by securing new orders for mobile devices set to roll out during the first half of the year, according...

IC designers expect higher gross margin in 2015

Tablet vendors may decrease number of models to be launched in 2015

Nov 26, 11:12

As it is difficult to make profit from tablets, Asustek Computer has decided to reduce the number of new models to be launched in 2015, and Samsung Electronics and Lenovo are also...

Connector maker BizLink looks to double-digit revenue growth in 2015

Nov 26, 10:42

Connector maker BizLink Holding expects its sales to grow by a double-digit rate in 2015, buoyed by increasing shipments to the automobile and medicare sectors, according to company...

BizLink vice president Tsai Yao-chen

Taiwan and Korea makers expanding touch-embedded solutions in 2015

Nov 25, 15:59

Despite China makers holding an 80% proportion of embedded touch solutions to China handset vendors, Taiwan and Korea makers are expected to continue expanding production in 2015...

Monitor vendors eyeing 5K units in 2015

Nov 25, 14:58

Following the release of Apple's iMac with Retina 5K display, more LCD monitor vendors are talking about releasing high-end units with similar resolutions in 2015.

Acer, Asustek pushing Chromebooks and inexpensive notebooks

Nov 25, 14:41

Acer is set to invest heavily in Chromebook development in 2015 with related shipments to grow over 50% on year to reach 4.8 million units. Meanwhile, Asustek Computer is also planning...

Digitimes Research: China makers to drop Full HD panel pricing by 11.5% in 2015

Nov 25, 14:32

As China makers expand production capacity in order to meet increasing demand for cheaper panel supply in China, local handset vendors will receive Full HD panels for use in smartphones...

Xiaomi to launch smart home device soon

Nov 24, 15:53

Xiaomi is planning to launch a product for the smart home market between the end of 2014 and January 2015 and expects the product to surprise the market, according to the head of...

Digitimes Research: China makers Bitland, BYD to join Chromebook supply chain in 2015

Nov 21, 16:09

Following China-based application processor (AP) supplier Rockchip's entry into the Chromebook industry, China-based end device makers are also expected to join the Chromebook supply...

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  • Some China PV module makers replace Taiwan-made solar cells with Southeast Asia-made models

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  • Global Ultra HD TV penetration to rise to 14.2%, says WitsView

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  • Demand for 8-inch fab equipment rises

    Before Going to Press | 2h 17min ago

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  • Taiwan market: LG launches 42- to 55-inch smart digital signage

    Before Going to Press | 2h 18min ago

  • Digitimes Research: Top-3 China based server vendors may ship 2 million units in 2015

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  • Taiwan market: FET expects 4G user base to exceed 1.0 million at end of 2014, says president

    Before Going to Press | 2h 19min ago

  • US final anti-dumping, anti-subsidization taxation excludes solar-grade wafers

    Before Going to Press | 2h 19min ago

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