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Chunghwa Telecom aims at Taiwan 4G market share of 40% in 2015

Feb 16, 20:50

Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) recorded a market share of 38.6% of total 4G subscribers in Taiwan at the end of 2014 and aims to increase the market share to 40% and expand its 4G network...

Digitimes Research: Global IC foundry output value to rise 12% in 2015

Feb 16, 20:48

Output value for the global IC foundry industry is forecast to reach US$54.8 billion in 2015, up 12% from US$49 billion in 2014, according to Digitimes Research.

Global Unichip expects 1Q15 sales to grow on-quarter

Feb 16, 20:23

Global Unichip, an IC design service provider partnering with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), expects to report a sequential increase in first-quarter revenues...

Flexible PCB makers to post double-digit revenue growth in 1Q15

Feb 16, 13:39

Flexible PCB (FPCB) makers Career Technologies, Flexium Interconnect and Zhen Ding Technology are all expected to report double-digit on-year revenue growth for the first quarter...

GLT expects 25% growth in 2015

Feb 16, 13:36

Light guide plate maker Global Lighting Technologies (GLT) expects its revenues in 2015 to climb 15-25% on year to reach record highs.

Unity Opto Technology hikes 2015 LED light bulb shipment target, says report

Newswatch - Feb 13, 10:41

LED packaging service provider Unity Opto Technology has upward adjusted target shipments of LED light bulbs for 2015 from 40 million to 50-60 million units, according to a Chinese-language...

Inspection tool maker HMI to open new plant

Feb 13, 10:11

Hermes Microvision (HMI), which provides electron beam (e-beam) inspection tools and solutions for the production of semiconductors, will complete the construction of its new plant...

Himax expects sales to drop 15-22% in 1Q15

Feb 13, 10:07

LCD driver IC specialist Himax Technologies expects to report a 15-22% sequential decrease in consolidated revenues for the first quarter of 2015, due to a seasonal slowdown in end-market...

AUO, Innolux expect global Ultra HD TV shipments in 2015 to reach 23-25 million units

Feb 12, 14:50

TFT-LCD panel makers AU Optronics (AUO) and Innolux are optimistic about global demand for Ultra HD LCD TVs and expect global shipments in 2015 to reach 23-25 million units.

Wistron optimistic about business prospects for 2015

Feb 12, 14:33

Notebook ODM Wistron is optimistic about the business prospects for 2015 as a steady economic recovery in the US will help offset a growth slowdown in China, according to company...

Wistron chairman Simon Lin

PV installation capacity in Japan may fall in 2015, 2016

Feb 12, 12:03

As the Japan government is set to reduce feed-in tariffs for PV power-generating stations with installation capacities of at least 10KWp from JYP32 (US$0.27)/kWh currently to JPY25-29/kWh...

Japan vendors to ship 34.7 million digital cameras in 2015, says CIPA

Feb 11, 20:08

Japan-based vendors are expected to ship 34.7 million digital cameras in 2015, decreasing 20% on year, according to Japan's Camera & Imaging Products Association (CIPA).

KYEC to enjoy robust growth in sales generated from MEMS testing

Feb 11, 16:09

Backend house King Yuan Electronics (KYEC) is expected to see sales generated from its MEMS business increase robustly in 2015, according to market sources.

Global 4Q14 DRAM output value rises 8%, says DRAMeXchange

Feb 11, 15:31

Worldwide DRAM output came to US$12.98 billion in value during the fourth quarter of 2014, up 8.2% sequentially, according to DRAMeXchange. Samsung Electronics continued to lead the...

TSMC posts record revenues for January 2015

Stockwatch - Feb 11, 15:05

Consolidated revenues at Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) increased 25.3% sequentially and 69.4% from a year ago to NT$87.12 billion (US$2.76 billion) in January...

Notebook component suppliers ramping shipments of high-end parts to beef up profits

Feb 11, 11:34

Suppliers in the notebook component supply chain in Taiwan plan to raise shipment ratios of high-end components and parts in order to boost their profitability in 2015, according...

Digitimes Research: Demand for LCD TV panel area in 2015 to grow 11.2% on year

Feb 10, 11:34

Global demand for LCD TV panels in terms of total area in 2015 is estimated at 126.107 million square meters, increasing on year by 11.2%, according to Digitimes Research.

MediaTek expects 1Q15 sales to decline 10-18%

Feb 10, 10:55

IC design house MediaTek has forecast consolidated revenues for the first quarter of 2015 will be between NT$45.5 billion (US$1.44 billion) and NT$49.9 billion, representing a sequential...

MediaTek's IC shipments for 4G smartphones to boom

Coretronic reports falling performance for January 2015

Feb 9, 21:59

BLU maker Coretronic has reported that its revenues for January 2015 have slipped 10.7% on month to NT$5.17 billion (US$163.83 million). The company said the on-month drop occurred...

ASE looks to 12-15% revenue drop in 1Q15

Feb 9, 11:32

Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) has reported record consolidated revenues and profits for 2014. For 2015, the IC backend house expects its quarterly sales to register sequential...

ASE CFO Joseph Tung

AUO January revenues up on year

Feb 6, 14:49

AU Optronics (AUO) has announced its unaudited consolidated revenues reached NT$32.14 billion (US$1.02 billion) for January 2015, down 4.6% on month and up by 1.7% on year.

Asia-Pacific city governments to increase IoT adoption in 2015, says IDC

Feb 6, 14:41

Several regional authorities in Asia Pacific will develop new sourcing models for transformational ICT such as third platform technologies (cloud, big data, mobility and social business);...

Tablet vendors taking new strategies to rekindle sales in 2015

Feb 6, 14:38

Tablet vendors are adopting measures to revive sales or reduce BOM (bill of materials) costs in 2015 in order to tide over their current difficulties caused by falling unit prices...

SerComm aims at 2015 revenues of US$1 billion

Feb 6, 11:48

Networking/communication device maker SerComm hit record consolidated revenues of NT$23.2 billion (US$756 million) for 2014 and aims at consolidated revenues of US$1 billion for 2015,...

Taiwan market: CHT may start 4G Small Cell deployment in 2015

Feb 6, 10:51

Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) is likely to begin to deploy 4G Small Cells in a small volume in Taiwan in 2015, according to the company.

Lextar expects 2015 LED lighting revenue proportion to rise to 30-40%

Feb 6, 10:48

Vertically-integrated LED firm Lextar Electronics expects the revenue proportion for LED lighting products in 2015 to rise to 30-40%, approximately double the level in 2014, according...

AUO, Samsung and Sharp eyeing 4K handset panel production in 2015

Feb 5, 22:13

AU Optronics (AUO) has received orders from five major China handset vendors for Ultra HD (4K) handset panels and expects to mass produce the technology by the end of 2015, according...

0.4mm thermal pipes may be used in smartphones in 2015, say Taiwan makers

Feb 5, 20:51

Notebook thermal pipe makers have further reduced diameters from 0.6mm to 0.4mm and thereby are likely to see 0.4mm pipes adopted by smartphone vendors in 2015, according to Taiwan-based...

ASRock ships 6.2 million motherboards in 2014; expects to return to 7 million units in 2015

Feb 4, 22:09

ASRock shipped 6.2 million motherboards in 2014, far below its expectation at the beginning of the year and down from 7.6 million units in 2013 as the vendor decided to not join the...

WPG posts record profits for 2014

Feb 4, 21:09

IC distributor WPG saw its net profits increase 21.8% on year to NT$5.79 billion (US$184 million) in 2014, a record high. The earnings translated into a net EPS of NT$3.50 compared...

Taiwan to release 190MHz frequency band in 2015, plans to release 150MHz in 2016-2017

Feb 4, 15:32

Taiwan's National Communications Commission (NCC) will release frequency band units with total bandwidth of 190MHz for operating wireless communications in 2015 and plans to open...

ChipMOS to provide testing services for TDDI chips

Feb 4, 13:43

ChipMOS Technologies will start to install testing equipment for TDDI (touch with display driver) chips in the second quarter of 2015, according to the backend house. The number of...

Apple PC shipments to grow 10-15% in 2015, say Taiwan makers

Feb 4, 11:55

Apple's PC shipment performance will beat the industry's average in 2015 as it did in 2014, and total shipments of its Mac-series notebooks and desktops are likely to grow 10-15%...

Lite-On Technology expects 2015 operating margin to exceed 4.7%

Feb 4, 11:35

EMS provider Lite-On Technology will focus on growth in profits rather than revenues in 2015, expecting 2015 net operating margin to exceed 4.7%, according to company CEO Warren Ch...

Taiwan handset ODMs to perform differently in 2015

Feb 4, 10:38

Taiwan-based handset ODMs Compal Electronics and Inventec are set to ramp their shipments in 2015 after the consolidation of their associated companies Compal Communications and Inventec...

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