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Digitimes Research: Japan-based DSC vendor shipments to fall 22.7% in fiscal 2014

Jun 20, 11:48

Observing Japan's mobile consumer electronics market in the second quarter of 2014, Digitimes Research found several key factors such as mirrorless interchangeable-lens cameras (MILC)...

Wearable devices such as iWatch to spur sapphire market demand in 2015, says LEDinside

Jun 11, 15:29

Apple's reported iWatch, which is expected to be released in late 2014, will use sapphire watch covers, according to research firm LEDinside. If iWatch sales reach market estimations...

ProLogium Technology lands orders for high-energy density batteries

Jun 11, 15:27

Flexible printed circuit lithium-ceramic battery (FLCB) maker ProLogium Technology has obtained orders from a US-based smartphone vendor for FLCBs with high-energy density of 750-800W-hours/liter,...

ProLogium to release new FLCB in 2015

ASRock server subsidiary to turn profitable in 1Q15

May 28, 21:37

ASRock Rack, a server subsidiary of ASRock, is expected to achieve break-even operations by the fourth quarter of 2014 and start earning profits in the first quarter of 2015.

ASRock Rack recently launched 4U60L server

Notebook brand vendors to start RFQ in June; ODMs may see order reshuffling

May 27, 12:02

Notebook brand vendors will start their request for quotation (RFQ) processes for notebook orders for 2015 in June and ODMs are already preparing for the event, according to sources...

Lenovo raising in-house notebook production in 2014 and 2015

May 26, 22:10

Lenovo's joint venture with Compal Electronics is expected to ship 15 million notebooks in 2014, up significantly from a year ago and the volume is expected to surpass 20 million...

Wistron, Pegatron fight for orders from Xiaomi

May 21, 22:05

With China-based Xiaomi set to ship 50-60 million smartphones in 2014 and 100 million units in 2015, Wistron and Pegatron Technology are both aggressively trying to land related orders,...

Taiwan market: Telecom carriers may offer substantial subsidies for 4G smartphones

May 21, 10:49

Anticipating intense competition in 4G mobile communication market in Taiwan, telecom carriers are likely to offer handsome subsidies for purchases of 4G smartphones in 2015, according...

AMD said to acquire SATA Express IP from ASMedia for next-generation platform

May 19, 21:38

AMD reportedly will cooperate with Taiwan-based ASMedia Technology, a subsidiary of Asustek Computer, to integrate transmission interfaces such as SATA Express onto its next-generation...

China market: Sales of 4G LTE smartphones to reach 160-200 million units in 2014, says MediaTek

May 13, 21:44

The market for 4G LTE smartphones in China is expected to reach 160-200 million units in 2014, MediaTek has estimated. The solution vendor plans to launch its first 8-core 4G chip,...

Chimei expects new production facilities in China to begin mass production at end of 2015

May 12, 21:40

Chimei Materials expects its new production facilities in China to begin mass production as of the end of 2015, which is expected to increase its customer proportion of China-based...

Vendors to roll out entry-level and mid-range water-proof smartphones in 2015, say sources

May 9, 16:16

Some handset vendors are likely to roll out water-proof smartphones targeting the sub-US$300 segment in 2015, according to sources at Taiwan's handset component supply chain.

Global Wi-Fi hotspots will grow to 7.1 million in 2015 as a method to offload traffic, says ABI Research

May 9, 11:27

Worldwide Wi-Fi deployments reached a total of 4.2 million hotspots in 2013, and will continue to grow at a CAGR of 15% between 2013-2018, to exceed 10.5 million. Among the global...

TacBright to invest NT$3 billion to expand TAC film facilities

May 8, 20:40

TacBright Optronics, a TAC (triacetyl cellulose) film subsidiary of Taiwan-based Shinkong Synthetic Fibers (SSF), will invest NT$3 billion (US$100 million) to construct a new TAC...

IC substrate suppliers to compete for 20nm and below process orders in 2015

Apr 25, 14:33

IC substrate suppliers Ibiden, AT&S, Kinsus Interconnect Technology and Unimicron Technology are expected to compete fiercely for IC substrate orders using 20nm and below processes...

Digitimes Research: SoC technology for Ultra HD TVs to mature in 2015

Apr 21, 14:26

System on chip (SoC) solutions for Ultra HD TVs are expected to become more mature in 2015 as Ultra HD content, transmissions and display technology develop, according to Digitimes...

TSMC to ramp IC packaging revenues to US$1 billion in 2015, says paper

Newswatch - Apr 21, 11:27

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) aims to ramp up its IC packaging revenues to US$1 billion in 2015 and to US$2 billion in 2016, according to a Chinese-language...

Smartphone cooling module demand may remain weak until 2015

Mar 17, 22:01

Despite having received orders for tablet heat pipes, Taiwan-based cooling module makers are still not able to land orders from most smartphone vendors and are unlikely to do so until...

China handset vendors will account for over 50% of mobile handset sales in 2015, says ABI Research

Mar 17, 15:03

China-based handset vendors will account for over 50% of mobile handset sales in 2015. China-based vendors accounted for 38% of mobile handset shipments in 2013 and the ongoing shift...

ASRock expects growing server business

Mar 13, 11:34

After one year in the server industry, ASRock is looking to achieve break-even operations in 2014 and expects the profitability of the business to rise significantly in 2015, according...

Taiwan Mobile to deploy 8,000-10,000 4G base stations by end of 2015

Feb 25, 13:59

Taiwan Mobile (TWM), one of the six next-generation (4G) mobile communication licensees in Taiwan, will kick off 4G commercial operations on a 700MHz frequency band in quarter of...

Ultra HD smartphone shipments forecast to reach 23 million in 2015, says DisplaySearch

Feb 6, 16:01

In 2015, global shipments of Ultra HD smartphones are forecast to reach 23 million, according to DisplaySearch. Ultra HD displays will account for more than 5% of smartphone shipments...

New solar PV capital expenditure cycle to start in 2015, says Solarbuzz

Feb 5, 15:53

Capital expenditures for equipment suppliers serving the solar photovoltaic (PV) manufacturing segment are forecast to enter a new upturn phase beginning in 2015. According to Solarbuzz,...

Intel rumored to question its future in smartphone market, say sources

Jan 27, 22:04

A rumor circulating in the upstream supply chain in Taiwan has Intel reportedly questioning whether it should quit the smartphone market in 2015 if it continues to see weak performance...

Inventec to push cloud computing and solar businesses for 2014-2016, says chairman

Dec 18, 22:09

Seeing difficulties achieving further growth in the notebook business, Inventec is planning to switch its focus to the cloud computing and solar industries for 2014-2016, according...

Inventec chairman Richard Lee

Foxconn reportedly to start production of small-size OLED panels in 2015

Dec 13, 14:11

Foxconn Electronics reportedly plans to begin production of narrow-bezel, high-pixel-density small-size OLED panels for use in mobile devices in 2015, according to Taiwan-based supply...

Ambit Microsystems plans to start 4G operation by end of 2015

Nov 25, 21:14

Ambit Microsystems, a licensee for next-generation (4G) mobile communication services on behalf of the Foxconn Group, plans to begin 4G commercial operations by the end of 2015, according...

Acer supply chain concerned about 2015 orders

Nov 22, 14:37

Acer's upstream suppliers and ODMs are concerned about their orders for 2015 as company CEO Jim Wong, who was in charge of distributing orders, has stepped down, according to sources...

Major IC foundries 2014 capex to focus on 14/16nm process production

Oct 22, 21:15

IDMs Intel and Samsung Electronics, and pure-play foundries TSMC and Globalfoundries are set to see their combined capital expenditures rise about 20% in 2014, according to industry...

There will be consolidation among Taiwan- and China-based LED chip makers by 2015, says Epistar chairman

Oct 21, 21:41

Reshuffling in the LED chip manufacturing industries in Taiwan and China through merger may happen faster than originally expected and larger makers will merge with smaller ones,...

Foxconn pushing subsidiaries to be listed

Oct 15, 12:15

Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) is planning to have at least seven of its subsidiaries listed on either Taiwan's over-the-counter (OTC) stock market or the Taiwan...

NAS shipments expected to see strong growth

Oct 8, 11:33

As demand for personal network attached storage (NAS) has been rising rapidly, NAS shipments are expected to surpass 3.5 million units in 2013 and reach close to seven million units...

No large PV capital spending globally before 2015, says Applied Materials executive

Sep 30, 13:19

Global PV production capacity is not expected to significantly increase in the near future and therefore there will not be any large PV capital expenditure before 2015, according...

Tablet shipments to top total PC shipments in 4Q13 and annually by 2015, says IDC

Sep 12, 11:23

The worldwide smart connected device market, comprised of PCs, tablets, and smartphones, is forecast to grow 27.8% on year in 2013, slightly lower than the 30.3% growth in 2012. The...

HP internally estimates shipping only 21 million notebooks in 2014

Sep 9, 12:11

Hewlett-Packard (HP) internally estimates its notebook shipments to reach only 21 million units for 2014, and the volume in 2013 is estimated to be less than 30 million, down from...

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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

    Toshiba has announced that its SCiB battery has been selected by Mitsubishi Motors to power two new models of electric vehicles (EV), the i-MiEV and MINICAB-MiEV. The SCiB is Toshiba's...

    Photo: Company, Jun 20.

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Greater China touch panel shipment forecast through 2015
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    This Special Report provides forecasts through 2015 for Greater China touch panel shipments with breakdowns based on technology (glass, film, resistive), application (smartphone, NB and tablet) and by firm.

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