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  • Last update: Friday 31 July 2015 [908 news items]

PTI set to post revenue growth in 3Q15

Jul 3, 14:43

Memory packaging and testing house Powertech Technology (PTI) is set to enjoy revenue growth sequentially in the third quarter of 2015, thanks to a pick-up in demand for memory chips,...

LED lighting forecast to reach 32% of total lamp revenues in office lighting during 2015

Jul 3, 11:33

LED lighting is forecast to reach 32% of total lamp revenues in office lighting during 2015, according to IHS. Total worldwide revenues for office lamps are projected at US$3.5 billion,...

Korea panel makers see reserves hit 3-year high, says report

Jul 3, 11:13

Korea panel makers have seen their reserves reach a three-year high in the first half of 2015, and have conservative views for demand in the second half of 2015, accroding to a media...

Taiwan IC design houses to see profits shrink in 2015

Jul 2, 20:49

Falling product ASPs and gross margins are set to erode Taiwan's fabless IC firms' profitability in 2015, according to industry sources.

China market: HD leads over Full HD in May smartphone sales, says firm

Jul 1, 21:55

In May 2015, 32.6% of smartphone sales in China were for HD units while 21.4% were for Full HD, according to a new report from Sigmaintell Consulting.

Flexium earnings set to soar in 2015

Jul 1, 15:46

Flexible PCB supplier Flexium Interconnect is set to report significant profit growth for 2015, thanks mainly to orders for Apple's iPhone 6 models, according to market sources.

Global LCD TV panel shipments reach 22.45 million in May

Newswatch - Jun 30, 15:31

Global LCD TV panel shipments reached 22.45 million in May 2015, up 8.1% on year and up 2.7% on month, according to several China media reports quoting Sigmaintell Consulting. The...

Foxconn mulls spinning off subsidiaries for listing in China stock markets, says report

Jun 30, 14:59

Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) is considering spinning off its subsidiaries in China to let them list in local stock markets, and more than one of such subsidiaries...

Notebook demand not strong as expected in 2H15, overall shipments to drop on year in 2015

Jun 29, 15:31

Notebook demand may not see as strong growth in the second half as originally expected and overall shipments are expected to decline to 160 million units in 2015, down 5% on year...

Taiwan market: CHT hikes 4G user targets, says paper

Newswatch - Jun 29, 11:22

Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) has upward adjusted the target number of its 4G mobile communication subscribers in the Taiwan market for the end of 2015 from four million to 4.2 million,...

Compal 2015 shipment goals unchanged, says president

Jun 29, 11:00

Compal Electronics in early 2015 set a goal of shipping 45.2 million notebooks, 50.5 million tablets, smartphones and other smart mobile devices as well as 4.4 million LCD TVs in...

Compal president Ray Chen (right) and chairman Rock Hsu (center)

IC backend service company KYEC to ramp capex for 2015

Newswatch - Jun 29, 10:39

King Yuan Electronics (KYEC) has decided to hike its capex for 2015 to NT$5.8 billion (US187.08 million) from NT$5 billion set previously, the IC backend service company has said...

Power transistors stabilizing and setting record sales in 2015, says IC Insights

Jun 26, 11:57

Power transistor sales are forecast to grow 6% in 2015 and set a new record high of US$14.0 billion following a strong recovery in 2014, which drove up dollar volumes by 14% after...

Wind power capacity installations expected to grow 8.9% in 2015, says firm

Jun 26, 11:53

Following 2013's 20% global decrease in wind power installations, the wind energy industry saw new signs of strength in 2014. With installations growing by 42% on year in 2014, supported...

Foxconn to be largest handset, tablet, desktop ODM/OEM in 2015, says chairman

Jun 26, 11:41

Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) will be the largest OEM/ODM for handsets, tablets and desktops in 2015, company chairman Terry Guo claimed at its 2015 shareholders...

ANStek looks to revenue and profit growth in 2015

Jun 25, 15:39

IC distributor Answer Technology (ANStek) is looking to post revenue and profit growth in 2015, thanks to a broader product portfolio including a complete offering for the era of...

ANStek president Mark Lee

Sales from vendors in Southern Taiwan Science Park to grow in 2015

Jun 24, 15:35

The Southern Taiwan Science Park currently has 200 vendors with cumulative investments of NT$1.3 trillion (US$42.15 billion). Sales volume from the vendors totaled NT$640 billion...

IC backend set for tepid growth in 2H15, says ASE COO

Jun 24, 12:28

The global IC packaging and testing industry has been working through excessive inventory for almost two quarters, but is set for tepid growth in the second half of the year, according...

Arima expects smartphone shipments to stay flat in 2015

Jun 23, 21:26

Arima Communications expects its handset shipments in 2015 to stay at the same level as in 2014 during which it shipped 10.59 million smartphones, according to company president Stephen...

IC substrate, PCB makers seeing shipments pick up

Jun 23, 21:15

Taiwan's major IC substrate and PCB manufacturers have all ramped up their shipments for new mobile devices set to roll out in the second half of 2015, according to industry source...

Silicon providers main beneficiaries of enthusiast PC growth; opportunities exist for vendors to raise profits with innovative products, says HWinsights

Jun 23, 15:28

The rapid expansion in demand for premium PC hardware from the enthusiast and overclocking segments has given hardware vendors a much needed opportunity to bolster declining sales...

Leading TV brands more reliant on China manufacturers in 2015, says IHS

Jun 23, 14:32

TVs made by outsourcing specialists are expected to reach an industry record of 43% of LCD TVs shipped globally in 2015, according to IHS. Outsourcing has become one of the most important...

Winbond cautious about 2H15 DRAM market

Jun 22, 23:37

Inventory digestion will continue to take place in the global DRAM industry during the second half of 2015, according to Arthur Chiao, chairman for Taiwan-based Winbond Electronics...

Winbond chairman Arthur Chiao

Chipbond to double capex in 2015, says report

Jun 17, 15:28

Chipbond Technology has budgeted a capex of NT$4 billion (US$129 million) for 2015, compared with the less than NT$2 billion allocated for 2014, according to a Chinese-language Liberty...

Global wearable shipments to reach 45-50 million in 2015

Jun 17, 11:42

The release of the Apple Watch will help accelerate the growth of the wearable market, pushing global shipments of wearable devices to 45-50 million units in 2015, up 125-150% from...

Diode maker Eris breaks into supply chain of car vendors in Europe, says chairman

Jun 16, 21:27

Taiwan-based Eris Technology, which specializes in the manufacture of rectifier diodes, has cut into the supply chain of Europe-based car vendors, according to company chairman Jonathan...

Jonathan Chang, chairman for Eris

4K TV panel shipments reach 3 million in April 2015, says IHS

Jun 16, 15:24

Ultra HD (4K) LCD TV panel shipments continue to rise, driven by forces on both the supply side and the demand side. Shipments of 4K TV panels in April 2015 exceeded three million...

Lextar showcasing products at Taipei 2015 LED Lighting

Jun 16, 12:31

Vertically-integrated LED firm Lextar Electronics is showcasing LED lighting products including lamps, light panels, light engines and ultraviolet (UV) applications at the 2015 LED...

PCB maker Wus to see strong 2Q15 profit

Jun 16, 10:56

PCB manufacturer Wus Printed Circuit is expected to post a net EPS of more than NT$12 (NT$0.39) in the second quarter of 2015, buoyed by the sale of shares in a subisidiary.

Taiwan market: Sony Mobile launches flagship Xperia Z3+ smartphone

Jun 16, 10:52

Sony Mobile Communications has launched its latest smartphones including the flagship Xperia Z3+ and mid-range M4 Aqua Dual in Taiwan and is looking to boost its share in Taiwan's...

Sony Mobile showcases the Xperia Z3+, M4 Aqua Dual

LTE subscriber base to grow to 1.4 billion globally by year-end 2015, says ABI Research

Jun 12, 16:03

ABI Research estimates that there will be nearly 1.37 billion 4G LTE subscribers worldwide by year-end 2015, up from nearly 650 million in 2014. ABI Research forecasts that the LTE...

China market: LED industry set for more merger deals in 2015

Jun 12, 15:07

The LED industry in China is expected to enter a new phase of consolidation in 2015 with combined merger and acquisition deals to reach over CNY20 billion (US$3.22 billion) in the...

Adlink focuses 2015 operations on enhancing smart application

Jun 12, 10:48

Industrial computing device maker Adlink Technology focuses 2015 business operations on strengthening development of product lines for smart application to automated measurement and...

Global 2015 semiconductor market less favorable, says VIS executive

Jun 11, 22:02

Handset makers are still working through some inventory issues while the IoT market boom has not yet arrived, said FC Tseng, vice chairman for specialty IC foundry Vanguard International...

FC Tseng

Nanya likely to draw investment from Kingston

Jun 11, 21:51

Nanya Technology is likely to attract investment from Kingston Technology through fund raising scheduled for the second half of 2015, according to industry sources.

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  • Asustek+EeeBook+E202+notebook

    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.

  • Haier+Chromebook

    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.

  • Aidmics+iSperm+inspection+device+for+pig+sperm

    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.

  • Asustek+C201PA+Chromebook+

    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.

  • Aidmics+uHandy+mobile+microscope

    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.

Developments in the UV LED industry
2015 China smartphone panel trend forecast

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