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  • Last update: Tuesday 3 March 2015 [532 news items]

Digitimes Research: LG Chem showcases highest lumen-price ratio OLED lighting panel at Lighting Japan 2015

Jan 28, 10:59

LG Chem exhibited a 320x320mm OLED lighting panel at the Lighting Japan 2015 taking place during January 14-16, with the panel having the highest lumen-price ratio of 5lm/US$ among...

Samsung reportedly to expand DRAM capacity

Jan 28, 10:52

Samsung will build additional DRAM production capacity during 2015, which may create uncertainty for the industry bit supply growth and pricing, according to industry sources.

Foxconn to assist China handset brands expanding sales in emerging markets in 2015

Jan 27, 21:53

Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) will make assisting its China-based handset clients including Xiaomi Technology, Meizu and MIT boost their sales to emerging markets...

Lite-On Semi looks to flat performance in 1Q15

Jan 27, 21:39

Lite-On Semiconductor, a maker of discrete and analog IC components, is expected to report flat sequential growth in first-quarter sales bucking seasonal trends, according to market...

Digitimes Research: Korea makers to expand AMOLED production capacity 36% in 2015

Jan 27, 14:46

The global AMOLED panel industry saw an over 10% on-year decline in sales revenue during 2014 largely due to lagging sales from Samsung Display. Despite the decline, Korea makers...

AOT expects 2015 LED lighting revenue proportion to double on year

Jan 26, 23:27

Taiwan-based SMD LED packaging service provider Advanced Optoelectronics Technology (AOT) will actively promote sales of SMD LED packaging for lighting applications and expects the...

Notebook vendors eye 12-inch notebooks

Jan 26, 22:25

Many notebook brand vendors are planning to release 12-inch notebooks for 2015 and expect the 12-inch product segment to enjoy the fastest growth for the year, according to sources...

Still aiming at growth in PC market: Q&A with Lenovo Taiwan president Justin Liang

Jan 26, 12:02

Lenovo, which had the fourth-largest market share next to Asustek Computer, Acer and Apple in the Taiwan notebook market in 2014, aims at a 2-digit market share through focusing on...

Lenovo Taiwan president Justin Liang

Taiwan market: LG expects 20% sales growth in home electronics segment in 2015

Jan 23, 15:08

LG Electronics estimates it will see 20% on-year sales revenue growth in the Taiwan home electronics market driven by sales of refrigerators and washing machines, according to the...

Digitimes Research: Windows 10 unlikely to bring dramatic changes to mobile device market in 2015

Jan 23, 14:58

Microsoft on January 21, 2015 announced Windows 10, but Digitimes Research believes the operating system, though falling in line with the software giant's Mobile First, Cloud First...

Digitimes Research: China players becoming strong threat to first-tier brand vendors

Jan 23, 14:04

Observing vendors' showcases at CES 2015, Digitimes Research believes first-tier notebook brand vendors' 2-in-1 devices are expected face fierce price competition from China's white-box...

Most China tier-1 PV module suppliers sold out until 2Q15, says IHS

Jan 23, 14:00

Most China tier-1 solar PV module suppliers have sold out until the second quarter of 2015, according to IHS. Along with the consolidation of the PV module industry, China tier-1...

Samsung OLED handset panel pricing to reach parity with TFT LCD in 2015

Jan 23, 11:25

Samsung Display is reportedly continuing to push down pricing for OLED handset panels to the point where they will be priced the same as TFT LCD technology in 2015.

PCB equipment makers Csun, Ampoc sales to show steady growth in 1H15

Jan 22, 20:10

Csun Manufacturing and Ampoc Far East are both expected to report flat or slight growth in the first half of 2015, thanks to continued brisk orders for wet-process PCB manufacturing...

Prices for 256GB SSDs to fall below US$70, says Apacer executive

Jan 22, 19:13

Prices for 256GB SSDs will likely fall below US$70 in the second half of 2015, while prices for 128GB drives will reach a sweet spot of US$40, according to Apacer Technology general...

PC DRAM prices to fall less than 5% in 1Q15

Jan 22, 16:11

Prices for PC DRAM are set to fall less than 5% in the first quarter of 2015, due to seasonal factors, according to industry observers. Nevertheless, there is limited room for prices...

HP, Dell adopt new approaches to regain server orders

Jan 22, 12:31

Hewlett-Packard (HP) and Dell have both recently taken steps looking to win back orders that were lost to Taiwan-based white-box server players. HP has partnered with Foxconn Electronics...

Acer aims to double smartphone shipments in 2015, says CEO

Jan 22, 10:47

Acer expects its smartphone shipments in 2015 to double from 4-5 million units shipped a year earlier, according to company CEO Jason Chen. This means Acer aims to ship about 10 million...

Second-tier motherboard players planning new strategies for 2015

Jan 21, 22:07

Facing fierce competition from the top-two players, Asustek Computer and Gigabyte Technology, small motherboard players such as ASRock, Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) and Micro-Star...

Strong inductor demand to boost Chilisin 2015 sales, says report

Stockwatch - Jan 21, 16:12

Strong inductor demand for smartphones will continue to buoy sales at Chilisin Electronics in 2015, according to a recent Chinese-language Commercial Times report.

Equipment maker Mirle to post 20% revenue growth in 2015

Jan 21, 15:37

Mirle Automation currently has a backlog of orders totaling NT$3.8 billion (US$120 million), with order visibility stretching to third-quarter 2015. The supplier of automatic systems...

Storart growing eMMC presence in China

Jan 21, 15:15

Storart, a Taiwan-based supplier of eMMC device controller ICs, expects to ship more than one million eMMC controllers a month in 2015 as the company is expanding its market presence...

Digitimes Research: Price wars for Ultra HD TVs spurring in 2015

Jan 21, 15:13

In a push to make Ultra HD TVs more prevalent in the market, TV vendors are aiming to push lower-priced solutions, which is starting to spur intensified price competition among vendors...

TV display shipments reach 247 million in 2014, up 7.4% on year; China makers to hold 22% global share in 2015, says firm

Jan 21, 14:52

TV display shipments reached 247 million globally in 2014, up 7.4% on year, with Samsung Display holding a 22.4% share, according to research firm Sigmaintell.

ZTE looks to ship 60 million smartphones in 2015

Jan 20, 21:56

China-based handset vendor ZTE is expected to ship 60 million smartphones in 2015, increasing 25% from 48 million units shipped a year earlier, according to an industry estimate.

Fingerprint sensor market to face eliminations

Jan 20, 20:23

The number of fingerprint sensor suppliers has risen to above 40 companies, intensifying competition in the market, according to sources at Taiwan-based IC design firms.

Pegatron confident about maintaining Apple orders in 2015, says chairman

Jan 20, 20:20

Pegatron chairman TH Tung has responded to stock market analysts' concerns that Pegatron may see decreased Apple orders in 2015 because Wistron and Compal Electronics have become...

Xiaomi shipment growth to benefit component suppliers

Jan 20, 19:58

Xiaomi is looking to ship 100 million smartphones in 2015, which will benefit its component suppliers such as HDI-board makers including Compeq Manufacturing, Zhen Ding Technology...

ChipMOS to allocate 30-40% of capex for driver-IC testing

Jan 19, 21:31

Packaging and testing firm ChipMOS Technologies will allocate 30-40% of its planned capex for 2015 for upgrading its production lines for LCD driver ICs, according to the company.

Competition between Novatek and Realtek in TV-IC market to become fierce

Jan 19, 15:07

The 2015 market for TV chips will continue to be led by MediaTek followed by MStar Semiconductor, while Novatek Microelectronics and Realtek Semiconductor will be fighting for the...

MediaTek leading TV-IC market

Taiwan market: Ultra HD TV sales expected to reach 3,000 in 1Q15; 10,000 in 2015

Jan 19, 14:39

Ultra HD TVs in the Taiwan market held an estimated 30% share of overall TV sales during the fourth quarter of 2014 and are likely to see a five-fold increase in on-year sales over...

Ultra HD TV sales increasing in Taiwan

Robot supplier Hiwin set to enjoy strong sales in 2015

Jan 19, 12:20

Taiwan-based ballscrew and industrial robot supplier Hiwin Technologies expects its sales in China, Japan, Europe and the US in 2015 to be better than those recorded a year earlier...

China to purchase at least US$4.5 billion in panels in 2015, says TAITRA

Jan 19, 10:56

China is expected to purchase at least US$4.5 billion worth of panels from Taiwan in 2015, according to Francis Liang Kuo-hsin, chairman of the Taiwan External Trade Development Council...

Compal Electronics aims to ship 100 million devices in 2015, says president

Jan 19, 10:51

ODM Compal Electronics aims to ship 100 million notebooks, tablets, AIO (all-in-one) PCs, smartphones, LCD TVs and servers in total in 2015, according to company president Ray Chen...

Compal Electronics chairman Rock Hsu (right) and president Ray Chen at company year-end party

Worldwide semiconductor sales to rise 5% in 2015, says Gartner

Jan 19, 10:49

Worldwide semiconductor revenues are forecast to reach US$358 billion in 2015, a 5.4% increase from 2014, according to Gartner. The forecast is down from the research firm's previous...

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