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Topco revenues down on year in July, Scientech up

Stockwatch - Aug 11, 11:44

Semiconductor equipment and materials distributors Scientech and Topco Scientific have reported sequential decreases in July consolidated revenues at 18% and 0.7%, respectively.

TSMC and UMC July revenues up, VIS down

Aug 10, 15:36

Pure-play wafer foundries Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) and United Microelectronics (UMC) enjoyed revenue increases in July 2015, whereas Vanguard International...

Synnex Technology reports slight revenues increase for July 2015

Stockwatch - Aug 10, 12:34

Synnex Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$26.532 billion for July 2015, representing a 3.39% increase on month but 16.94% drop on year.

Tons Lightology expects 2015 own-brand revenue proportion to reach 15-20%

Aug 10, 11:35

Commercial lamp maker Tons Lightology expects the revenue proportion from own-brand sales in 2015 to rise to 15-20%, the company said at an August 7 investors conference.

Innolux reports 18% on-year decline for July 2015

Aug 7, 16:03

Innolux has announced its July 2015 consolidated revenues reached NT$29.7 billion (US$938.17 million), a decrease of 1.7% on month and a decrease of 18.6% on year.

SmartCity China 2015 to be hosted in Shenzhen at the end of August

Aug 7, 14:30

The SmartCity China 2015 conference will be hosted from August 31 to September 3 in Shenzhen, China and several IT players and organizations including Alibaba, Tencent, Uber as well...

LG reportedly to achieve 80% yields for 4K OLED TV panels in 2015

Aug 7, 12:21

LG Display is expected to increase yields for Ultra HD (4K) OLED TV panels to around 80% by the end of 2015 and further into 2016, thus decreasing costs heavily which should result...

KYEC July sales hit record

Aug 7, 10:10

King Yuan Electronics (KYEC), which provides wafer probe and final test services for chips such as LCD driver ICs, CMOS image sensors, MEMS, NFC and other mobile chip solutions, has...

AUO reports July 2015 performance

Aug 6, 14:09

AU Optronics (AUO) has announced its consolidated revenues reached NT$27.39 billion (US$927.58 million) in July 2015, down 10.4% from the previous month, and a decrease of 23.4% compared...

Realtek July revenues rise 8%

Stockwatch - Aug 6, 10:47

Networking IC design company Realtek Semiconductor has reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.3 billion (US$72.7 million) for July 2015, representing growth of 8.2% sequentially.

Radiant reports revenues for July 2015

Stockwatch - Aug 6, 10:11

Radiant Opto-Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.47 billion (US$109.5 million) for July 2015, representing a 13.25% increase on month and 21.39% drop on year.

Largan Precision reports revenues for July 2015

Stockwatch - Aug 6, 10:10

Largan Precision has reported consolidated revenues of NT$5.255 billion (US$166.43 million) for July 2015, representing a 2.9% increase on month and 49.54% increase on year.

WT Micro 3Q15 sales may drop up to 4%

Aug 5, 10:58

IC distributor WT Microelectronics expects to post growth ranging from 1.5% to negative 4% sequentially for the third quarter of 2015.

Ultra HD TV shipments expected to grow nearly 150% in 2015, says firm

Aug 4, 15:52

According to Futuresource Consulting, Ultra HD (4K) TV shipments are expected to grow by 147% in 2015, despite overall 2% fall in TV sales.

Taiwan market: Acer sees strong sales at TCAS

Aug 4, 14:12

Acer has achieved better-than-expected results during the Taiwan Computer Application Show (TCAS) 2015 in Taipei, recording a sales growth of 40% compared to 2014. The results may...

HMI lowers 2015 revenue outlook, says report

Aug 3, 15:15

Taiwan-based Hermes Microvision (HMI), which provides electron beam (e-beam) inspection tools and solutions for the production of semiconductors, has lowered its revenue growth forecast...

MediaTek cuts 2015 shipment target

Aug 3, 11:41

MediaTek has revised downward its handset-IC shipment target for 2015 to 400 million units, down 10% from the 450 million originally estimated.

Digitimes Research: China smartphone AP shipments to grow 23.5% in 2H15

Jul 31, 13:50

Shipments of smartphone application processors in the China market are expected to grow 9.7% and 16% on quarter, respectively, in the third and fourth quarters of 2015, according...

LED to account for 19% of transportation lamp revenues in 2015, says IHS

Jul 31, 10:58

LED lighting is forecast to reach 19% of total lamp revenues in transportation lighting in 2015, according to IHS. The total worldwide revenue for office lamps is projected to reach...

UMC slows 28nm ramp

Jul 30, 21:50

United Microelectronics (UMC) has decided to ramp up its 28nm production capacity at a slower pace due to a less-optimistic outlook for demand in the second half of 2015.

Low order visibility for 2H15, says SPIL chairman

Jul 30, 15:49

Bough Lin, chairman of Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL), has expressed caution about the semiconductor market prospects for the second half of 2015 due to low order visibili...

Digitimes Research: Taiwan 2Q15 small- to medium-size panel shipments drop 0.4%

Jul 30, 14:47

Taiwan makers' shipments of small- to medium-size panels slipped 0.4% in the second quarter of 2015 to 287 million due to shrinking orders for feature handsets, according to Digitimes...

China Internet user base over 667 million at end of June 2015, says CNNIC

Jul 30, 11:52

The number of fixed-line and mobile Internet surfers in China increased to an estimated 667.69 million at the end of June 2015, according to the China Internet Network Information...

Silicon Motion expects to deliver another year of record sales

Jul 30, 11:13

Silicon Motion Technology expects to post revenue growth of 22-27% in 2015. Revenues hit a record level of US$289 million in 2014.

Tsunami of M&A deals underway in 2015 chip industry, says IC Insights

Jul 30, 10:41

In just the first half of 2015 alone, announced semiconductor acquisition agreements had a combined total value of US$72.6 billion, which is nearly 6x the annual average for M&A...

MediaTek 3Q15 sales likely to rise 15-20%

Jul 29, 16:06

Market sources expect MediaTek to post revenue growth of 15-20% sequentially in the third quarter of 2015 compared with the 20-30% estimated previously. The revised projection came...

Flat panel display revenues forecast to fall in 2015, says IHS

Jul 29, 14:18

Led by declining TFT LCD revenues, global flat panel display (FPD) industry revenues are forecast to fall 2% from US$131.4 billion in 2014 to US$129 billion in 2015. Dwindling TFT...

Demand for UV-A LED may take off in 2015, say Taiwan makers

Jul 29, 12:08

As the LED backlighting market is approaching saturation and prices for LED lighting, despite growing demand, have been falling, many LED makers have been developing UV (ultraviolet)-A...

PTI looks to moderate growth in 3Q15

Jul 29, 11:33

Powertech Technology (PTI) expects to post another moderate growth in revenues for the third quarter of 2015, with improvement in gross margin.

Inotera raises capex for 2015

Jul 29, 11:30

Inotera Memories has raised its capex budget to NT$57 billion (US$1.81 billion) for 2015, and reiterated plans to convert 80% of its total wafer start capacity to 20nm process technology...

Chinese automotive semiconductor revenues to hit US$6.2 billion in 2015, IHS says

Jul 29, 11:15

Total automotive semiconductor revenues in China reached US$5.6 billion in 2014, and revenues are expected to grow nearly 11% year over year in 2015 to reach US$6.2 billion, according...

Holtek 1H15 profits rise 2%

Jul 28, 15:15

Microcontroller (MCU) supplier Holtek Semiconductor has reported net profits of NT$380 million (US$12 million) for the first half of 2015, up 2.2% on year, with EPS coming to NT$1....

AUO sees revenues drop 3.1% in 2Q15

Jul 28, 14:28

AU Optronics (AUO) has announced its consolidated revenues in the second quarter of 2015 were NT$92.30 billion (US$2.93 billion), down 3.1% from the previous quarter. Gross profit...

Digitimes Research: Taiwan IC design industry output value to grow 14% in 3Q15

Jul 28, 14:25

The production value of Taiwan's IC design industry is forecast to rise 14.4% sequentially in the third quarter of 2015, thanks to peak seasonal effects, as well as rollouts of new...

4G phone chip prices to fall 50% in 1 year

Jul 27, 15:07

Prices for 4G smartphone chip solutions, which have fallen about 40% so far in 2015, will continue their downward trend in the second half of the year. Prices will fall an overall...

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    Asustek EeeBook E202 notebook

    Asustek showcased its EeeBook E202 notebook during Computex 2015. The device features a clamshell design and an 11.6-inch display. In addition to a 9-hour battery life, the notebook...

    Photo: Joseph Tsai, Jun 12.

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    Haier Chromebook

    Haier, a major electronic product brand in China, showcased its Chromebook at Computex 2015. The company is mainly pushing its Chromebook into North America's education market.

    Photo: Joseph Tsai, Jun 11.

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    Aidmics iSperm inspection device for pig sperm

    At Computex Aidmics Biotechnology showcased its iSperm, which inspects pig sperm. It is a tool for animal husbandry. Aidmics said it has sold over 100 iSperm devices since its launch,...

    Photo: Julian Ho, Digitimes, Jun 10.

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    Asustek C201PA Chromebook

    Asustek Computer showcased its C201PA Chromebook at Computex 2015. The product is equipped with Rockchip's quad-core RK3288C solution and a 11.6-inch display. The Chromebook has...

    Photo: Joseph Tsai, Jun 10.

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    Aidmics uHandy mobile microscope

    Several Taiwan-based start-up companies were at Computex 2015's Meet the Future exhibition zone and among them was Aidmics Biotechnology. The company showcased its inspection products...

    Photo: Julian Ho, Digitimes, Jun 10.

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Taiwan server shipment forecast and industry analysis, 2015

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2015 global notebook demand forecast
  • Wireless broadband developments in Southeast Asia markets

    As of 2013, the 10 ASEAN nations had a total of over 700 million mobile subscriptions, with the CAGR from 2003-2013 reaching 24%. This Digitimes Research Special Report analyzes the various mobile broadband markets in ASEAN and looks at the respective trends in 4G LTE development for those markets.

  • 2015 global tablet demand forecast

    This Digitimes Research Special Report provides a 2015 forecast for the global tablet market and analyzes the strategies of key market players such as Google, Apple, Intel, and Microsoft.

  • 2015 China smartphone panel trend forecast

    This Digitimes Research Special Report analyzes the strategies of key China-based major panel makers BOE, Tianma and IVO for attacking the different market segments through technology and pricing, and their relationship to local vendors Huawei, Lenovo, ZTE, Xiaomi and Coolpad.