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More touchscreen notebook offerings expected in 2015, as panel pricing drops

Mar 19, 12:06

According to upstream providers of touch panels, developments in the processing of on-cell TFT LCD panels is allowing makers to reduce their costs, which has caught the attention...

Alpha Networks expects switches, digital multimedia, WLAN to drive revenue growth in 2015

Mar 19, 12:01

Taiwan-based networking/communication device maker Alpha Networks expects switches, digital multimedia products and wireless LAN (WLAN) devices to drive growth in 2015 consolidated...

Gudeng expects to post double-digit growth in 2015 sales

Mar 18, 22:05

Taiwan-based Gudeng Precision Industrial, a semiconductor front-end equipment manufacturer specializing in mask solution products and wafer handling equipment, expects its revenues...

WinHEC 2015: Windows 10 to launch summer 2015 in 190 countries and 111 languages around the world

Mar 18, 22:01

At the Windows Hardware Engineering Community (WinHEC) summit, Terry Myerson, executive vice president of Windows, Microsoft, announced that Windows 10 will launch in 190 countries...

LeTV expects smart TV online sales to reach 3 million in 2015

Mar 18, 14:31

China-based content provider and TV vendor LeTV saw sales of smart TVs sold online reach 1.6 million in 2014 and estimates it will climb to three million in 2015, according to statistics...

Largan Precision expected to see continued growth in 2015

Mar 18, 12:06

Handset-use lens module maker Largan Precision is expected to see continued growth in 2015 despite a 35.1% sequential drop in February revenues to NT$2.616 billion (US$82.6 million),...

Qualcomm more important than MediaTek for China smartphone production in 2015

Mar 17, 21:46

Qualcomm is expected to play a more important role than MediaTek for smartphone production in China in 2015 as China-based smartphone vendors are seeking to ramp up their share in...

New 12-inch MacBook expected to make up 15-20% of overall MacBook shipments in 2015

Mar 17, 21:44

The 12-inch MacBook is expected to make up 15-20% of Apple's overall shipments of MacBook series devices in 2015, according to panel supply chains.

Ardentec 2014 profits soar 43%

Mar 17, 19:53

Semiconductor wafer testing service provider Ardentec has reported net profits of NT$1.21 billion (US$38 million) for 2014, up 43.3% on year, while consolidated revenues climb to...

LED industrial lighting market to reach US$2.366 billion in 2015, says report

Mar 17, 15:47

The LED industrial lighting market scale will be worth US$2.366 billion in 2015, and by 2018 will reach US$3.935 billion, according to findings from LEDinside.

China vendors to ship over 50 million Android smartphones with fingerprint sensors in 2015

Mar 17, 15:27

Shipments of Android-based smartphones with fingerprint sensors by China-based handset makers are expected to reach over 50 million units in 2015, according to sources at Taiwan-based...

Drill bit maker Topoint looks to revenue growth in 2015

Mar 16, 22:16

Topoint Technology expects its quarterly sales during 2015 to outperform the levels during the same periods of 2014, thanks to growing sales of its hole drilling services.

Samsung increases LCD TV panel purchases to help meet 60 million TV sales target in 2015

Mar 16, 15:10

In preparation for an expected increase in TV sales during 2015, Samsung Electronics increased TV panel orders to makers in China and Taiwan including China Star Optoelectronics Technology...

Samsung aims to sell 60 million TVs in 2015

IC-making equipment supplier Scientech reports increased February revenues

Mar 16, 13:02

Scientech has reported February consolidated revenues increased 6.4% sequentially to NT$185 million (US$5.85 million). The company credited the revenue growth to the recognized sales...

Trend Micro aims at 50 million mobile content security users by end of 2015

Mar 16, 10:59

Trend Micro, a Taiwan-based developer of Internet content security software, has revealed it has extended business operation to mobile application through cooperation with General...

PC long-term outlook improves slightly, says IDC

Mar 13, 16:38

Worldwide PC shipments are expected to fall by 4.9% in 2015, a drop from the previous forecast of 3.3%, while growth projections for 2016 and 2017 were raised slightly, according...

11 IC product categories to exceed total IC market growth in 2015, says IC Insights

Mar 13, 16:12

Eleven product categories, led by automotive special purpose logic, DRAM, and automotive application-specific analog devices, are expected to exceed the 7% growth rate forecast for...

Digitimes Research: Taiwan ready to develop smartphone payment system in 2015

Mar 13, 16:01

With 4G service subscribers accounting for 13% of Taiwan's overall telecom service users and the number of smartphone users in the country surpassing 13.5 million in 2014, Taiwan's...

National Instrument transforms Taiwan office to independent company

Mar 13, 15:59

National Instrument has announced it has transformed its branch office in Taiwan to become an independent company starting March and expects the company to achieve 20-40% on-year...

Rise in Ultra HD TV penetration to drive DRAM market growth, says Nanya president

Mar 13, 15:27

The global DRAM market will register sequential growth in the second quarter of 2015, buoyed by the rising penetration rate for Ultra HD TVs and set-top boxes (STBs), as well as demand...

AUO eyeing QD panel development in 2015, says report

Newswatch - Mar 12, 22:58

AU Optronics (AUO) is eyeing Quantum Dot (QD) panel development for 2015 and is pushing 75- and 85-inch Ultra HD (4K) QD units, according to a report from Liberty Times Net

Nichia to launch E-LEDS in October 2015

Mar 12, 15:27

Japan-based Nichia has finished development of E-LEDS, flip-chip LED chips made using internally-developed special materials, and will launch it in October 2015, with the product...

AUO pushing 5 major selling points for panels

Mar 12, 14:40

For 2015, AU Optronics (AUO) is pushing five major selling points for its panels to boost product demand. The points are Ultra HD resolution - AUO will upgrade all sizes of its panels...

Taiwan market: LG launches mobile products for teenagers and children

Mar 12, 11:59

LG Electronics has launched a new mid-range smartphone the LG AKA for the 10-18 age group and the KizOn smart bracelet for children in the Taiwan market.

SerComm expects China market share of 20% for fiber-optic networking devices in 2015

Mar 12, 10:45

For networking/communication device maker SerComm, China was the major market for fiber-optic networking/communication devices in 2014 and the company expects to ship 8.0-10 million...

Fab equipment spending to rise in 2015, says SEMI

Mar 11, 20:51

Worldwide fab equipment spending, which increased almost 20% in 2014, will rise 15% in 2015, according to SEMI. Growth will slow to only 2-4% in 2016, however, said SEMI.

Cylindrical battery demand to see 32% increase in demand during 2015, says firm

Mar 11, 20:49

Cylindrical battery demand will see an on-year increase of 32% from 882 million in 2014 to 1.171 billion units in 2015, according to EnergyTrend.

CCL maker EMC 2015 sales likely to top NT$20 billion

Mar 11, 20:47

Copper-clad laminate (CCL) maker Elite Material (EMC) is expected to see its 2015 revenues exceed NT$20 billion (US$630.9 million) and hit a record high, buoyed by strong shipments...

Arcadyan optimistic about 2015 operation

Mar 11, 11:05

Networking/communication device maker Arcadyan Technology is optimistic about its business operation in 2015 due to significant growth in shipments for existing product lines and...

Wistron expects 2015 total shipments to grow 20% on year, says chairman

Mar 10, 22:38

Wistron expects total shipments in 2015 to increase 20% on year, with smart devices to grow 25%, ODM and white-box (direct sale) servers over 10%, and notebooks to remain unchanged,...

Equipment supplier Scientech optimistic about performance in 2015

Mar 10, 20:36

Semiconductor equipment distributor Scientech is optimistic about its performance in 2015, citing clear order visibility for its wet-process packaging equipment for 12- and 8-inch...

Over 30 million mm of 2-inch equivalent sapphire ingots will be used for Apple Watch covers in 2015, says firm

Mar 10, 14:46

A total of 30.8 million millimeters of two-inch equivalent sapphire ingots will be used for Apple Watch covers in 2015. This accounts for 18% of sapphire ingots produced worldwide...

Asustek raises smartphone shipment target for 2015

Mar 10, 12:12

Asustek Computer has raised its smartphone shipment target for 2015 to 25 million units, up from the 17 million units set earlier in the year, according to company chairman Jonney...

Asustek chairman Jonney Shih

Taiwan market: FET to procure 2.8 million mobile devices in 2015, says report

Mar 10, 11:02

Taiwan-based telecom carrier Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET) will procure 2.35 million handsets and 350,000-450,000 tablets and smartwatches or wrist bands in 2015, ompany chief...

Wistron reports revenues for February 2015

Stockwatch - Mar 9, 21:42

Wistron has reported consolidated revenues of NT$44.901 billion (US$1.43 billion) for February 2015, representing a 8.97% drop on month and 26.09% increase on year.

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    Before Going to Press | 11h 40min ago

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    Before Going to Press | 11h 41min ago

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