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  • Last update: Thursday 5 May 2016 [479 news items]

Quartz component maker TXC to increase capex for 2016

Newswatch - 10h 22min ago

Quartz component maker TXC, which has cut into the iPhone supply chain, will ramp its capex for 2016 to NT$750 million (US$23.18 million), an increase of 87.5% from NT$400 million...

Maturing smartphone market signals falling growth for wireless semiconductors, IHS says

May 5, 09:47

Revenues associated with the wireless competitive landscape continued to serve as a bright spot in the larger semiconductor market in 2015, growing almost 4% on year to over US$56...

FocalTech looks to double-digit shipment growth in 2Q16

May 4, 10:57

FocalTech Systems, which designs and develops touchscreen and LCD driver IC solutions for smartphones and other mobile devices, expects to post a double-digit sequential increase...

Apple increases chip orders for iPhone SE in 2Q16

May 3, 14:23

Apple has increased orders for its low-priced iPhone SE in the second quarter of 2016, according to industry sources. The second-quarter outlook for related chip orders has been revised...

SPIL expects higher factory utilization in 2Q16

Apr 29, 09:52

Siliconware Precision Industries' (SPIL) capacity utilization rate for the second quarter of 2016 will rise from the first quarter, with some of its production lines, mainly those...

Global Lighting Technologies expects to ship 10 million TV-use LGPs in 2016

Apr 29, 09:43

Global Lighting Technologies expects to ship 10 million TV-use light guide plates (LGP) in 2016, according to the company.

AUO reports NT$5.58 billion in net loss for 1Q16

Apr 28, 14:37

AU Optronics (AUO) has reported a net loss of NT$5.58 billion (US$172.53 million) for the first quarter of 2016 on consolidated revenues of NT$71.14 billion, which represents a sequential...

StrongLED Lighting expects 2016 revenue proportion for ODM/OEM production to rise to over 10%

Apr 28, 13:24

StrongLED Lighting Systems (Cayman), a LED lighting solution provider, expects the revenue proportion for ODM/OEM production to increase from 5% in 2015 to more than 10% in 2016,...

Corning reports loss for 1Q16

Apr 27, 15:48

Corning has reported a net loss of US$368 million for the first quarter of 2016, compared to net profit of US$407 million for the same period a year ago. First-quarter 2016 net sales...

Tsinghua investment will not affect PTI 2016 operations

Apr 27, 14:19

Whether or not an investment proposal by Tsinghua Unigroup obtains approval by Taiwan's anti-trust authority will not affect Powertech Technology's (PTI) operations during 2016, according...

High-end smartphone sales decelerating, affecting IC orders

Apr 27, 11:49

Sales of high-end smartphones are decelerating, affecting orders for ICs and other parts and components, according to sources from Taiwan-based IC design houses.

PC, handset supply chain makers conservative about prospects for 2016

Apr 27, 11:15

Makers in the PC and handset supply chains in Taiwan are conservative about a business rebound in the second half of 2016 as well as the overall performance for the entire year amid...

Taiwan market: Smartphone shipments to drop in 2016

Apr 26, 11:20

Smartphone shipments in Taiwan are expected to drop on year in 2016 as the penetration rate of smartphones in the local market has already reached a rather high level, a market condition...

North American semiconductor equipment industry posts March 2016 book-to-bill ratio of 1.15

Apr 25, 10:31

North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted US$1.38 billion in orders worldwide in March 2016 (three-month average basis) and a book-to-bill ratio of 1.15,...

VR hardware to soar past US$2 billion mark in 2016, says IDC

Apr 22, 16:14

Worldwide shipments of virtual reality (VR) hardware will skyrocket in 2016, with total volumes reaching 9.6 million units. Led by key products from Samsung, Sony, HTC, and Oculus,...

China market: LeTV launches 3 new smartphones, to ship15 million smartphones in 2016

Apr 21, 15:30

LeTV has launched three new smartphones, the Le 2, Le 2 Pro and Le Max 2, at a product launch conference in Beijing, China and said it will expand its operations in markets including...

LeTV introducing new smartphones in Beijing

Sanan Optoelectronics to put 50 MOCVD sets into use at end of 2016

Apr 21, 10:41

The largest China-based LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Sanan Optoelectronics, despite global overcapacity for LED chips, will begin operation of 50 new MOCVD sets at the end of...

Digitimes Research: AMD discrete GPU market share expected to rise

Apr 20, 16:02

SoC-based graphics cards were the most widely adopted GPU product in 2015 with a market share over 70%. CPU with integrated GPU was the second-largest GPU products, but its market...

14 IC product categories to exceed total IC market growth in 2016, says IC Insights

Apr 19, 15:08

Fourteen product categories - topped by handset application processors and signal conversion (analog) devices - are expected to exceed the 2% growth rate forecast for the total 2016...

MediaTek to see record shipments of 4G phone chips in 2Q16

Apr 18, 14:07

MediaTek is expected to see record shipments of 4G phone chips in the second quarter of 2016 with revenues rising 15-20% on quarter, according to industry sources.

Number of 300mm IC wafer fabs expected to reach 100 in 2016, says IC Insights

Apr 18, 01:22

In 2008, 300mm wafers took over as the industry's primary wafer size in terms of total surface area used. The number of 300mm wafer fabrication facilities in operation continues to...

China market: Tesla to add 10 self-operated retail stores in 2016

Apr 15, 14:59

US-based electric vehicle vendor Tesla will open a self-operated retail store in Beijing City on April 19, its fifth in the city and 17th in the China market. The company is planning...

IDF Shenzhen 2016: Intel promotes 2-in-1 products from newcomers

Apr 15, 11:46

At Intel Developer Forum (IDF) Shenzhen 2016, several brand vendors including Huawei, TCL, Samsung Electronics and India-based Micromax, have showcased their latest 2-in-1 devices...

MStar unit to complete merger with Ilitek on June 1

Stockwatch - Apr 15, 11:42

MStar Semiconductor through a wholly-owned subsidiary will complete its merger with ILI Technology (Ilitek) on June 1, 2016, according to a filing issued by its parent company MediaTek...

TSMC reiterates revenue target for 2016

Apr 15, 11:23

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company's (TSMC) target of 5-10% growth in 2016 consolidated revenues remains unchanged, according to the pure-play foundry.

China-based Jiangxi Holitech to ship 6-8 million e-labels in 2016

Apr 15, 10:49

China-based display module and touch panel maker Jiangxi Holitech Technology expects to ship 6-8 million electronic labels (e-labels) and 10-12 million electronic label modules in...

Worldwide semiconductor revenues to decline 0.6% in 2016, says Gartner

Apr 13, 22:19

Worldwide semiconductor revenues are forecast to total US$333 billion in 2016, a decrease of 0.6% from 2015, according to Gartner. This is following a decline of 2.3% in 2015 due...

Huawei Technologies aims to ship 140 million smartphones in 2016

Apr 13, 15:34

Huawei Technologies aims to ship 140 million smartphones worldwide in 2016, 44% of which will be mid-range and high-end models. The company aims at revenues of US$30 billion in 2016...

Motech Industries holds rosy outlook on 2016 business

Apr 13, 14:38

Crystalline silicon solar cell maker Motech Industries is optimistic about business in 2016, although demand in the second quarter will slightly decrease due to seasonal effects,...

Cloud environments will drive IT infrastructure spending growth across all regional markets in 2016, says IDC

Apr 13, 11:07

According to the IDC Worldwide Quarterly Cloud IT Infrastructure Tracker, total spending on IT infrastructure products (server, storage, and Ethernet switch) for deployment in cloud...

UMC to post brisk 2Q16 results

Apr 12, 14:33

IC foundry UMC is expected to enjoy significant revenue and profit growth sequentially in the second quarter of 2016, thanks to a ramp-up of orders from its fabless clients as well...

Advantech posts NT$10 billion in 1Q16 revenues

Apr 12, 14:06

Advantech has reported consolidated revenues of NT$4.08 billion (US$125.72 million) for March 2016, representing a 50.89% increase on month and 20.26% increase on year. The company...

Synnex Technology reports on-year revenue drop in March

Stockwatch - Apr 11, 21:30

Synnex Technology International has reported consolidated revenues of NT$28.89 billion (US$890.21 million) for March 2016, representing a 42.99% increase on month and 14.71% drop...

MSI sees revenue growth in March

Stockwatch - Apr 11, 21:25

Micro-Star International (MSI) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$8.21 billion (US$252.98 million) for March 2016, representing a 20.96% increase on month and 20.23% increase...

Gigabyte reports revenues for March 2016

Stockwatch - Apr 11, 21:24

Gigabyte Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$4.87 billion (US$150.06 million) for March 2016, representing a 46.86% increase on month and 26.6% increase on year.

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