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TPK reports revenues for April 2015

Stockwatch - May 7, 15:46

TPK Holding has reported consolidated revenues of NT$9.01 billion (US$293.62 million) for April 2015, representing a 12.72% increase on month but 43.43% drop on year.

Radiant reports revenues for April 2015

Stockwatch - May 7, 15:43

Radiant Opto-Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.26 billion (US$106.24 million) for April 2015, representing a 4.7% increase on month but 9.63% drop on year.

Realtek April revenues drop on year

Stockwatch - May 7, 15:39

Fabless IC firm Realtek Semiconductor has reported consolidated revenues for April 2015 grew 3.9% sequentially but dropped 1.89% on year to reach NT$2.65 billion (US$86.4 million).

Altek reports revenues for April 2015

Stockwatch - May 7, 15:32

Altek has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.1 billion (US$35.85 million) for April 2015, representing a 20.81% increase on month but 39.31% drop on year.

Innolux optimistic about 4K TV panel shipments in 2015

May 7, 15:20

Innolux expects Ultra HD (4K) TV shipments to reach 40-45 million in 2015, and that 40% of its overall 4K TV panels shipped in the second quarter of the year will be for units sized...

Innolux president JC Wang

Novatek expects flat sales for 2Q15

May 7, 10:06

LCD driver IC design specialist Novatek Microelectronics has estimated consolidated revenues for the second quarter of 2015 will reach between NT$12.5 billion (US$408 million) and...

CPT announces April 2015 financial performance

May 6, 21:53

Chunghwa Picture Tubes (CPT) has announced its consolidated revenues reached NT$4.143 billion (US$135.22 million) in April 2015, down 9.4% on month and down 6.9% on year.

ECS reports revenue drop for April 2015

Stockwatch - May 6, 21:45

Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.78 billion (US$90.6 million) for April 2015, representing a 27.04% drop on month and 35.26% drop on yea...

Surging solar demand to trigger 4-year record high supply chain profit in 2015, says IHS

May 6, 15:41

IHS has identified at least 89 countries with solar photovoltaic (PV) end-markets that will show growth in solar installations in 2015, which is forecast to drive a 30% increase in...

China market: Prices for 4- and 8-core handset chips to fall

May 6, 14:16

Prices for 8-core handset chips are set to fall below US$10 in 2015 while those for quad-core chips will slip to US$5, as chipmakers start a price war, according to industry sources...

Taiwan market: CNS to finish digitization of cable TV networks by end of 2015

May 6, 12:10

China Network Systems (CNS), a multi-system operator of cable TV services in the Taiwan market, plans to complete digitization of its networks around Taiwan by the end of 2015, according...

PC demand slow in 2Q15, say Taiwan IC design firms

May 5, 22:15

IC demand for PCs is unlikely to pick up until the second half of 2015, when new Intel processors and Windows 10 will be available, according to sources at Taiwan-based IC design...

iPad shipments expected to decline over 20% in 2015

May 4, 21:56

Due to weak tablet demand in the market, the supply chain estimate that shipments for Apple iPad products will be down over 20% on year in 2015.

ASE expects to double SiP revenues in 2015

May 4, 12:09

IC packaging and testing house Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) expects to more than double sales generated from its SiP (system-in-package) business in 2015, according to...

Taiwan market: TWM aims at 3 million 4G users for end of 2015

May 4, 10:37

Taiwan Mobile (TWM) has reached 1.6 million 4G mobile communication subscribers currently and aims to increase the number to three million at the end of 2015, the company said at...

Unprecedented solar PV boom in the UK during 1Q15, says IHS

Apr 30, 14:30

According to a new report from IHS, at least 110 photovoltaic (PV) projects with a combined capacity of 1.6GW were completed in the UK in the first quarter of 2015, prior to the end...

PV demand to stay at 51.4GW in 2015, says firm

Apr 30, 13:42

Global PV market demand for 2015 will remain around 51.4GW as new capacity from multiple suppliers will be added, according to EnergyTrend.

India market: Huawei aims to ship 2 million smartphones in 2015

Apr 30, 10:33

Huawei aims to ramp up its smartphone shipments to India to two million units in 2015, according to Zhao Ming, president of Huawei's Honor Business Unit. Huawei held a 4% share of...

UMC expects flat performance in 2Q15

Apr 29, 21:40

Foundry chipmaker United Microelectronics (UMC) expects its wafer shipments and ASPs to stay flat sequentially in the second quarter of 2015, while sales generated from 28nm process...

umc

Semiconductor market unlikely to pick up until 3Q15, says SPIL chairman

Apr 29, 21:39

Bough Lin, chairman of Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL), has predicted that the semiconductor market is unlikely to return to its seasonal growth pattern until the third quarter...

SPIL chairman

Taiwan market: Taiwan Star Cellular aims at 500,000 4G users for end of 2015

Apr 29, 21:37

Taiwan Star Cellular aims to increase the number of its 4G mobile communication subscribers from 200,000-250,000 currently to 500,000 at the end of 2015, according to company president...

HTC to raise outsourcing in 2015, says CFO

Apr 29, 15:23

HTC is likely to raise the ratio of smartphones outsourced to ODM partners in 2015, according to company president of global sales and CFO Chang Chia-lin.

Touch embedded solutions expected to hold 15% penetration for China vendors in 2015

Apr 29, 15:22

The top-10 major handset vendors in China are all expected to release smartphones with in-cell and on-cell touch technologies in 2015, with the technology reaching over a 15% penetration...

Taiwan market: FET aims at 3 million 4G users by end of 2015

Apr 29, 11:20

Taiwan-based Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET) saw the number of its 4G mobile communication subscribers increase from nearly one million at year-end 2014 to 1.5 million at the...

Digitimes Research: Taiwan IC design industry output value to rise 14.3% in 2Q15

Apr 28, 21:26

The production value of Taiwan's IC design industry is forecast to rise 14.3% sequentially to NT$140.07 billion (US$4.58 billion) in the second quarter of 2015, buoyed mainly by a...

Global handset demand likely to disappoint in 2015, say Taiwan IC design houses

Apr 27, 21:57

The global handset market could register flat growth in 2015, according to sources at Taiwan-based IC design houses, adding that they have seen customer orders pick up at a slow pa...

MediaTek reportedly uses TSMC 20nm process to manufacture 10-core chip solutions

Apr 27, 21:37

Fabless chipmaker MediaTek is expected to enter volume production of its 10-core SoC series for smartphones in the third quarter of 2015, according to industry sources. The chip solutions...

Communications and computer systems to drive IC sales across all regions, says IC Insights

Apr 27, 15:05

Communication and computer systems are forecast to account for the greatest percentage of IC sales in every geographic region – Americas, Europe, Japan and Asia-Pacific –...

Taiwan IC backend production value to rise 4.9% in 2015, says IEK

Apr 24, 14:59

The production value of Taiwan's IC packaging and testing industry sector is forecast to register increases of 5.7% and 3.2%, respectively, in 2015, according to the government-funded...

Gartner cuts forecast for 2015 chip market growth

Apr 24, 10:16

Worldwide semiconductor revenues are forecast to reach US$354 billion in 2015, a 4% increase from 2014, according to Gartner. However, the prediction is down from Gartner's previous...

There will be 50 FDD-LTE/TD-LTE convergence networks in 2015, says Huawei

Apr 23, 15:11

Eighteen FDD-LTE/TD-LTE convergence networks have been set up worldwide and the number is expected to increase to 50 in 2015, according to China-based Huawei Technologies.

Seagate sees gross margins at around 29% in 1Q15

Apr 23, 14:01

Seagate has announced revenues of US$3.3 billion for the first quarter of 2015 (or the third quarter of fiscal 2015) with gross margins at 28.7%, net profits reaching US$291 million...

US fab tool book-to-bill ratio rises

Apr 23, 11:13

North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted a book-to-bill ratio of 1.10 in March 2015, having been above parity for three months in a row, according to the...

Memory related device suppliers to break into Taiwan top-10 IC design houses in 2015

Apr 23, 11:07

More memory-related device suppliers including Silicon Motion Technology, Elite Semiconductor Memory Technology (ESMT) and Etron Technology are expected to break into Taiwan's top-10...

Asustek looking to ship 30 million ZenFone smartphones in 2015

Apr 23, 11:00

Asustek Computer has reportedly raised its internal shipment forecast for its ZenFone-series smartphones for 2015 from 25 million units originally to 30 million, according to sources...

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    Panasonic GaN power transistors

    Panasonic has announced that it will launch the industry's smallest enhancement-mode gallium nitride (GaN) power transistors (X-GaN) package. The GaN is encapsulated into 8x8 dual-flat...

    Photo: Company, May 20.

  • 3D+NAND+die+with+M%2E2+SSD

    3D NAND die with M.2 SSD

    Intel and Micron have jointly announced the availability of their 3D NAND technology. This new 3D NAND technology, jointly developed by the companies, stacks layers of data storage...

    Photo: Company, Apr 7.

  • LG+Magna%2C+Spirit%2C+Leon+and+Joy+smartphones

    LG Magna, Spirit, Leon and Joy smartphones

    At Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2015, LG Electronics unveiled a new line of mid-range smartphones, the LG Magna, Spirit, Leon and Joy. The four devices will be available in both...

    Photo: Company, Mar 10.

  • Intel+XMM+7360+LTE+Advanced+solution

    Intel XMM 7360 LTE Advanced solution

    Intel announced its third-generation five-mode, LTE Advanced Category 10 modem. The Intel XMM 7360 supports 3x carrier aggregation and download speeds up to 450Mbps. It expands...

    Photo: Company, Mar 5.

  • Acer+Liquid+Z520+smartphone

    Acer Liquid Z520 smartphone

    Acer is showcasing its latest smartphone, the Liquid Z520 at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2015 from March 2-5 in Barcelona, Spain. The Liquid Z520 offers improved voice control, allowing...

    Photo: Company, Mar 4.

  • Digitimes Research: Capex from Korea makers down slightly in 2015

    Capex from Korea-based panel makers Samsung Display and LG Display for AMOLED panels will drop from KRW7 trillion (US$6.9 billion) in 2014 to KRW6.7 trillion in 2015, according to...

  • Taiwan LCD TVs – 1Q 2015

    Taiwan's LCD TV makers saw strong seasonal impacts in the first quarter of 2015. Shipments to North America saw a particularly sharp decline as a result of reduced procurement from...

  • Taiwan handsets – 1Q 2015

    Most of Taiwan's handset makers felt strong seasonal effects in the first quarter. Foxconn suffered particularly as a result of drastic drops in orders from Sony Mobile and Microsoft...

  • China smartphone market and industry – 1Q 2015

    According to Digitimes Research's survey of the Mainland China smartphone supply chain, as well as other relative vendors, increased demand for Apple's new device models, Mainland...

  • Taiwan large-size LCD panels – 1Q 2015

    Weak demand in the monitor, notebook and tablet markets dampened Taiwan panel makers' shipments to the IT applications segments in the first quarter of 2015. Taiwan's monitor panel...

  • Taiwan small- to mid-size LCD panels – 1Q 2015

    Taiwan's small- to medium-size panel makers are seeing intensifying competition from China makers, such as BOE and Tianma, who are aggressively expanding their LTPS panel capacitie...

  • China smartphone AP shipments – 1Q 2015

    Smartphone AP shipments in China grew by 14% on year in the first quarter of 2015 but showed an on-quarter decrease of 19.5%.

  • Global tablet market – 1Q 2015

    Global shipments of tablets in the first quarter of 2015 totaled only 49.08 million units, representing an on-quarter drop of 35% and an on-year decrease of 15%.

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