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JDI to remain top Apple display supplier for iPhone in 2016

Oct 2, 14:36

Apple will look to Japan Display (JDI) as its main panel maker in 2016, according to media reports in Japan citing industry sources.

Samsung AMOLED business to benefit from China smartphone demand in 2016

Oct 1, 16:31

Many China-based smartphone vendors are planning to use AMOLED in their high-end smartphones in 2016 and are looking to Samsung Display for panel supply as the maker continues to...

Targeting niche markets: Q&A with ST Liu, president of Acer handset unit

Sep 30, 11:34

Notebook vendor Acer aims to ship at least five million smartphones in 2015 and plans to hike the shipments to 10 million units in 2016. But Acer will not spend a lot of money for...

ST Liu, president of Acer handset business

Worldwide shipments of 3D printers to reach more than 490,000 in 2016, says Gartner

Sep 29, 20:27

Worldwide shipments of 3D printers will reach 496,475 units in 2016, up 103% from the predicted 244,533 units in 2015, according to Gartner. 3D printer shipments are forecast to more...

IC backend houses to stay cautious as TSMC warns of sales drop in 4Q15

Sep 25, 12:28

With Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) forecasting a sequential decline in fourth-quarter revenues, Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) and other backend companies...

Asia and Americas to push global PV demand up to 58GW in 2016, says report

Sep 25, 12:20

Major regional markets (i.e. China, the US and Japan) and other emerging markets continue to drive demand growth of 2015's photovoltaic (PV) market. According to EnergyTrend, the...

Panel industry likely to face oversupply for large-size applications in 2016

Sep 24, 15:48

Heading into 2016 the top five panel makers in the market are expected to witness oversupply for large-size applications due to production capacity expansion when in fact large-size...

Fingerprint sensor prices fall below US$5

Sep 24, 10:12

Fingerprint sensor prices have fallen below US$5 recently, and are likely to drop further in 2016, according to industry sources. Prices of fingerprint sensors have come down from...

Several notebook vendors may not finish RFQ for 2016 orders until 4Q15

Sep 22, 12:46

Despite the fact that notebook brand vendors usually finish their request for quotation (RFQ) for notebook orders for next year before September, several vendors are currently still...

Acer expects mid-range to high-end notebooks to account for 40% sales in 2016, says paper

Newswatch - Sep 21, 15:53

Acer is planning to increase its mid-range and high-end notebooks' proportion in overall sales to 40% in 2016, double from 2015. The move is expected to help raise Acer's notebook...

Innolux 23.6-inch LCD TV panel shipments to Mexico to fade in 2016

Sep 18, 10:49

In 2016 the Mexico government's subsidies for 23.6-inch TVs will come to an end, which will affect Innolux's LCD panel shipments to the area. However, the company is eyeing prospects...

Samsung to focus on QD TVs in 2016, says report

Sep 17, 15:57

Samsung Electronics will move ahead with Quantum Dot (QD) TVs in 2016 as a major focal point for its high-end TV lineup, and display various new units at CES 2016, according to Korea-based...

Samsung to release foldable smartphones in 2016, says report

Sep 16, 14:28

Samsung Electronics is expected to announce two new foldable smartphones in January 2016 featuring AMOLED panel technology, 3GB of RAM, a microSD card slot and a non-removable battery,...

Stylus and 2-in-1 devices to see accelerated penetration in 2016

Sep 15, 15:21

Apple's release of the iPad Pro, Microsoft's Surface series and Samsung Electronics' Galaxy Note series are heating up the 2-in-1 device and stylus market. Sources from the upstream...

LG to release rollable TVs in 2016, says report

Sep 15, 14:25

LG Electronics is aiming to release 55-inch rollable TV technology in 2016, and it is expected to be displayed at CES 2016, according to Korea Times.

Quanta to remain largest all-in-one PC maker in 2016 thanks to HP orders

Sep 15, 14:19

Hewlett-Packard (HP) has recently finished its request for quotation (RFQ) process for its all-in-one PC orders for 2016 with Quanta Computer landing over 70% of the overall volume...

Motech, Neo Solar, Tainergy, Giga Solar expected to benefit from 2016 potential demand in China

Sep 11, 11:34

As the China government may not reduce feed-in tariffs for PV generators established in 2016, China-based PV module makers expect large demand in the year, which should benefit Motech...

Equipment spending slows but still positive in 2015 and 2016, says SEMI

Sep 10, 15:44

Front-end fab equipment spending (including new, used, and in-house) is projected to increase 5% in 2015 to US$37 billion, and rise another 6.6% in 2016 to US$39.4 billion, according...

AMD Zen architecture set for 4Q16

Sep 10, 15:07

AMD's next-generation Zen architecture is expected to arrive in the fourth quarter of 2016 at the earliest, but sources from motherboard players are concerned that the late arrival...

Samsung to unveil new 4K TV panel technology in 2016, says report

Sep 9, 15:27

Samsung Display has reportedly succeeded in developing a new type of RGBW Ultra HD (4K) TV panel technology it refers to as Green 2 that will go into mass production in 2016, according...

Taiwan IC designers expect orders to pick up in 1Q16

Sep 7, 14:02

Customers remain cautious about placing orders, according to sources at Taiwan-based IC design houses, adding that orders are unlikely to pick up until early 2016.

IC demand unlikely to pick up until 2Q16, says TSIA chairman

Sep 4, 10:46

Nicky Lu, chairman of the Taiwan Semiconductor Industry Association (TSIA), has expressed caution about the semiconductor market in the second half of 2015. Demand is unlikely to...

Nicky Lu

Apple receiving G/G touch samples for 2016 iPhone

Sep 2, 11:13

More information coming from supply chains in Asia is showing that Apple will most likely switch to ultra-thin G/G touch technology for its iPhone released in 2016 and remain using...

Xiaomi said to release notebook in 2016 with help from Inventec and Foxconn

Sep 1, 14:26

China-based smartphone vendor Xiaomi reportedly is planning to launch a notebook in 2016 and is currently developing the device jointly with its ODM partners Inventec and Foxconn...

Touch Taiwan: New Cando flexible touch panels to appear in smartphones in 2016

Aug 27, 14:23

Touch panel maker Cando, a subsidiary of TPK Holding, has unveiled new flexible thin-film touch panel technology that is expected to go into production by the end of 2015 and be integrated...

Innolux to begin mass producing 8K TV panels in 2Q16

Aug 27, 10:58

Innolux will begin mass producing 8K TV panels by the second quarter of 2016, according to company remarks at Touch Taiwan 2015.

Capacity expansions in 2H15 will affect PV market in 2016, says firm

Aug 25, 15:58

India has become the fastest growing photovoltaic (PV) market and replaced the UK as one of the top three export markets for China modules. Based on EnergyTrend's latest report, the...

Notebook vendors start RFQ process; competition grows fierce

Aug 25, 14:12

Notebook brand vendors such as Acer, Dell, Hewlett-Packard (HP) and Toshiba have recently begun the request for quotation (RFQ) process for their notebook orders for 2016 and the...

Asustek to focus on 5.5-inch smartphones in 2016, says CEO

Aug 24, 15:31

Asustek Computer plans to launch 6-7 models of its ZenFone-series products in 2016 with 5.5-inch displays as the mainstream, according to company CEO Jerry Shen.

Plastic OLED display market to double in 2016, says report

Aug 24, 14:15

The market for glass-based AMOLED displays is expected to reach almost US$23 billion in 2022, according to IDTechEx. In an effort to adapt to new market conditions, both Samsung Display...

Asustek aims to be top-10 smartphone vendor in 2016, says CEO

Aug 24, 11:22

Asustek computer aims to ship 40 million smartphones globally in 2016, becoming one of the world's 10 largest vendors, according to company CEO Jerry Shen.

Brazil market: Asustek aims to ship 3 million ZenFone 2 smartphones in 2016

Aug 21, 16:06

Asustek Computer will be able to reach its goal of shipping up to one million units of the new ZenFone 2-series smartphone in Brazil in 2015 and aims to ramp up its shipments to three...

Asustek CEO Jerry Shen introduces ZenFone 2 products

HiTi Digital aims to sell 200,000 new digital photo printers in 2016

Aug 21, 15:28

Own-brand dye-sublimation-based digital photo printer and card printer maker HiTi Digital launched its Pringo portable digital photo printers at the end of 2013 and has so far sold...

Global annual capacity for N-type monocrystalline solar cells may rise to 4.3GWp in 2016

Aug 21, 10:49

US-based SunPower, SolarCity and SunEdison as well as Japan-based Panasonic have stepped in production of N-type monocrystalline solar cells with energy conversion rates of about...

China market: 5.5-inch Full HD to be widely used in CNY1,000 smartphones in 2016

Aug 14, 14:55

While 5-inch HD (720 by 1280) is currently the mainstream touch panel standard for China-made smartphones priced at the CNY1,000 (US$158) level in the China market, China-based vendors...

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    Nvidia has announced that it plans to integrate a high-speed interconnect, called NVLink into its future GPUs, enabling GPUs and CPUs to share data five to 12 times faster than they...

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