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Foxconn chairman still expects 50% chance of getting Toshiba semiconductor business

3h 50min ago

Commenting on Toshiba's decision that it will put its negotiation priority for the sale of its semiconductor department on the alliance of Japan- and US-based enterprises, Foxconn...

Compal evaluating partnership with LeEco

Jun 22, 22:47

Commenting on its relationship with China-based LeEco, Compal Electronics president Ray Chen has said the company will complete an evaluation of LeEco at the end of June and will...

Global industrial semiconductor revenues rise 4% in 2016, says IHS

Jun 22, 15:53

Worldwide industrial semiconductor revenues grew 3.8% on year to US$43.5 billion in 2016, according to IHS Markit.

Compal chairman optimistic about 2017 performance

Jun 22, 13:36

After suffering a weak 2016, Compal Electronics chairman Rock Hsu is optimistic about the company’s operations in 2017. Hsu expects existing product lines to enjoy growth, while...

Rock Hsu, Compal Electronics chairman

Thinking to expand business in car electronics market

Jun 21, 19:20

Circuit protection device specialist Thinking Electronic Industrial is looking to grow sales generated from the car electronics sector to 10% of company revenues in 2017, according...

Tight MLCC supply to persist through 2018

Jun 21, 15:58

The supply of multi-layer ceramic capacitors (MLCC) is expected to stay tight through 2018, according to industry sources. Taiwan-based MLCC suppliers including Yageo and Walsin Technology...

Cooling module maker CCI starts production at new factory in China

Jun 21, 14:48

Thermal module maker Chaung Choung Technology (CCI) is moving manufacturing equipment from a factory on lease in Chongqing, western China, to a newly constructed factory nearby. So...

WPG expects profit growth in 2Q17

Jun 20, 15:37

IC distributor WPG expects to post sequential profit growth for the second quarter of 2017 with revenues meeting the company's guidance.

China accounts for 7 of top-10 leading smartphone suppliers in 2016, says IC Insights

Jun 19, 15:41

Seven of the world's top-10, and 10 of the top-14 smartphone companies listed for 2016 were headquartered in China. Two South Korea-, one US- and one Taiwan-based companies made up...

MediaTek to hire 1,000 staff in 2017, says co-CEO

Jun 19, 14:19

MediaTek will recruit an additional 1,000 employees in 2017, said newly-appointed co-CEO Rick Tsai at the company's general shareholders meeting recently.

MediaTek co-CEOs

Nanya sells partial stake in Micron

Jun 16, 15:27

Taiwan-based DRAM chipmaker Nanya Technology has announced the sale of part of its stake in US-based Micron Technology, with an aim to increase the company's working capital and repay...

Clevo optimistic about notebook business performance in 2017

Jun 16, 14:52

Clevo expects its notebook shipments to grow from 1.33 million units in 2016 to 1.7 million in 2017 thanks to increasing demand from emerging markets including Russia and Brazil,...

Topco to see revenues peak in 3Q17

Jun 15, 22:42

IC materials distributor Topco Scientific is expected to see its revenues peak for 2017 in the third quarter driven by robust demand for silicon wafers and photoresist solutions,...

PWM IC backend firm GEM Services to post single-digit revenue growth in 2017

Jun 15, 13:37

Taiwan-based GEM Services, a backend house focusing exclusively on the power management semiconductor market, is forecast to post single-digit revenue growth in 2017 driven by strong...

Globalfoundries launches 7LP FinFET process

Jun 14, 20:56

Globalfoundries has announced the availability of its 7nm leading-performance (7LP) FinFET semiconductor technology, delivering a 40% generational performance boost to meet the needs...

Global 2016 handset baseband market increases 5%, says Strategy Analytics

Jun 14, 15:47

The global handset baseband processor market grew 5% on year to reach US$22.3 billion in 2016, according to Strategy Analytics. Qualcomm, MediaTek, Samsung LSI, Spreadtrum and HiSilicon...

Mitac issues dividends of NT$2.50 in cash for 2016

Jun 13, 15:07

Mitac International has announced plans to distribute dividends of NT$2.50 (US$0.08) in cash for 2016, with the total amount to reach NT$2.02 billion.

Transcend May revenues fall to 15-month low

Stockwatch - Jun 12, 16:06

Memory module firm Transcend Information has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.62 billion (US$53.7 million) for May 2017, down 2.5% sequentially and 6.3% on year.

Pegatron sees decreasing 2016 revenues

Jun 12, 16:05

Pegatron Technology has announced consolidated revenues of NT$1,157.7 billion (US$39.01 billion) for May, down 4.6% on year with gross margins reaching around 5.4%, net profits of...

Packaging can extend physical limits of semiconductors, says TSMC chair

Jun 12, 15:41

Moore's Law will reach its physical limits in 8-10 years, but the development of advanced packaging technology will help extend innovations, according to Morris Chang, chairman of...

TSMC chairman Morris Chang

China market: ASE re-submits application for planned merger with SPIL

Jun 9, 13:43

Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) has said its application submitted previously to China's antitrust regulators for a planned merger with Siliconware Precision Industry (SPIL)...

IC distributor Supreme May revenues rise 12%

Jun 9, 10:19

Taiwan-based Supreme Electronics, a major IC distributor for Samsung Electronics, has announced revenues for May 2017 increased 12.4% sequentially and 27% on year to NT$11.19 billion...

Asustek chairman expects performance improvement in 2H17

Jun 8, 14:36

Asustek Computer hosted an investors conference on June 7 where chairman Jonney Shih said the company has not been performing well since the end of 2016, but the second quarter should...

Asustek chairman Jonney Shih expects improving 2H17

ASE, PTI post increased May revenues

Stockwatch - Jun 7, 21:19

IC backend houses Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) and Powertech Technology (PTI) have reported sequential increases in consolidated revenues for May 2017 of 9.6% and 2.4%,...

China-based Thunderobot ramping up overseas shipments of gaming notebooks

Jun 7, 15:53

China-based gaming notebook vendor Thunderobot, a subsidiary of Haier, has stepped up efforts to ramp its shipments to overseas markets, including Taiwan, Singapore and other Southeast...

Taiwan inspection equipment makers Machvision, Utechzone post brisk May revenues

Jun 7, 15:19

Automated optical inspection (AOI) equipment specialists Machvision and Utechzone have both reported brisk revenue results for May 2017, and are set to enjoy a particularly strong...

Digitimes Research: AIO PC shipments to stablize in 2017, 2018

Jun 7, 10:57

All-in-one (AIO) PC shipments are expected to stablize in both 2017 and 2018 after declining for three years in a row. Due to weak demand from the consumer sector, AIO PC shipments...

Chicony Power Technology to deal out 2016 dividend of NT$2.80

Jun 6, 18:20

Power supply unit maker Chicony Power Technology's shareholders, at its 2017 meeting on June 5, passed the proposed distribution of a dividend of NT$2.80 (US$0.09), NT$2.75 in cash...

TSMC orders equipment for NT$3 billion

Stockwatch - Jun 6, 15:46

Pure-play foundry Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) on June 5 disclosed a total of about NT$3.09 billion (US$102.8 million) spent on machinery equipment from ASML,...

Automotive touch screen shipments to top 50 million units in 2017, IHS says

Jun 5, 11:21

With consumers already accustomed with using smartphones and tablet PCs in their everyday lives, touch screens are now increasingly making their way into vehicles, too. Automotive...

Faraday announces automotive ASIC qualified for AEC-Q100 and AEC-Q006

Jun 5, 10:28

Taiwan-based Faraday Technology has announced an automotive ASIC device qualified for AEC-Q100 and AEC-Q006 as defined by the Automotive Electronics Council (AEC).

SMIC eyeing top-3 spot in pure-play foundry segment

Jun 3, 09:32

Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) is aiming to become a global top-3 pure-play foundry chipmaker by 2020, according to the China-based company. In addition to advanced...

Amazon Echo series device shipments expected to surpass 10 million in 2017

Jun 1, 21:15

Amazon has recently cut the price for its Echo Dot from US$99 originally to US$49 and the reduction is expected to greatly boost the company's smart voice assistance device shipments...

DRAM market to remain oligopoly over next 3 years, says Nanya president

Jun 1, 15:21

The global DRAM market will remain an oligopoly of three large firms over the next three years, according to Pei-Ing Lee, president for Taiwan-based Nanya Technology.

Nanya president Pei-Ing Lee expects global DRAM industry to remain an oligopoly over the next 3 year

JMC optimistic about full-screen OLED phone demand

May 30, 15:41

JMC Electronics, an affiliate of Chang Wah Electromaterials (CWE) specializing in the manufacture of chip-on-film (COF) substrates, has expressed optimism about demand for smartphones...

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    Asustek ZenWatch 3 smartwatch

    Asustek Computer unveiled its latest products at a pre-show conference before IFA 2016 including its ZenWatch 3 smartwatch, new 2-in-1 devices and gaming notebooks. The ZenWatch...

    Photo: Company, Sep 13.

  • Apple+iPhone+7+and+7+Plus

    Apple iPhone 7 and 7 Plus

    Apple has introduced the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. The iPhone 7 series, the first water and dust resistant iPhone, will be available in more than 25 countries beginning September...

    Photo: Company, Sep 8.

  • AMD+FirePro+W9100+graphics+card+with+32GB+memory

    AMD FirePro W9100 graphics card with 32GB memory

    At the 2016 National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) show, AMD announced the new AMD FirePro W9100 32GB - a workstation graphics card with 32GB memory support. It will be available...

    Photo: Company, Apr 18.

  • AMD+7th%2Dgeneration+A+series+processor

    AMD 7th-generation A series processor

    AMD has announced availability of its new mobile seventh-generation AMD A-series processors, timed to support a new notebook design by HP. New OEM PC designs powered by the A-series...

    Photo: Company, Apr 11.

  • Samsung+Bio%2DProcessor

    Samsung Bio-Processor

    Samsung Electronics has announced it is mass producing an all-in-one advanced system logic chip for the health-oriented wearables market, the Bio-Processor. The Samsung Bio-Processor...

    Photo: Company, Jan 5.

Global notebook shipment forecast, 2017 and beyond
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