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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...

Africa 3G subscriptions to reach 210 million by the end of 2015, says ABI Research

Sep 4, 21:54

At the end of second-quarter 2013, the total 3G subscriptions in Africa reached 863 million, up 9.3% on year, which was substantially more robust than other regions around the world...

Taiwan market: kbro expects to reach 100% cable TV digitization in 2015

Sep 3, 21:38

kbro, a major MSO (multi-system operator of cable TV) in Taiwan, expects its cable TV networks to be completely digitized in 2015, according to the company.

AMD updates product roadmap for 2014 and 2015

Aug 26, 21:20

AMD has recently updated its product roadmap and is set to release its Hawaii-based GPUs at the end of September, Kaveri-based APUs for the high-end segment and Kabini-based APUs...

ZigBee 2012 market share lead in home automation to be surpassed by Bluetooth in 2015, says ABI Research

Aug 13, 12:37

By 2018, ABI Research expects annual home automation device shipments to exceed 351 million, growing at a CAGR of 78%. ZigBee dominated IEEE 802.15.4 and claimed the top share of...

TD-LTE and LTE-Advanced to account for more than half of LTE installed Macro base stations by 2015, says ABI Research

Jul 24, 22:02

With the first service providers, such as SK Telecom, now upgrading their networks to LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) and China Mobile deploying a TD-LTE network and issuing a huge tender for...

China aims at total PV installation capacity of over 350GWp in 2015, says report

Jul 19, 15:57

The China government has set a tentative target of over 350GWp for the total installation capacity of PV systems in China in 2015, with an average of 100GWp additional PV systems...

Mobile devices to consume more DRAM than traditional PCs in 2015, says IHS

Jun 26, 11:45

For a generation now, the PC and DRAM industries have been tied together as tightly as the automotive and crude oil businesses. However, in a telling sign of the arrival of the post-PC...

China to have over 10 AMOLED panel lines by 2015

Jun 25, 20:50

China is expected to have more than 10 AMOLED panel lines by 2015, according to market observers.

DRAM supply shortage to extend through 2015, says Inotera executive

Jun 19, 13:46

The current DRAM shortage will continue for at least three years, with the supply gap to be widened year by year, according to Inotera Memories chairman Charles Kau, which also serves...

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  • LCD TV sales in China reached 6.02 million from the Mid-Autumn period throughout the October 1 period

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  • AUO reduces working hours for factory workers

    Before Going to Press | Oct 22, 19:18

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    Before Going to Press | Oct 22, 19:16

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