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Compal, Foxconn to benefit from smart speaker demand, says paper

7h 8min ago

With Apple rescheduling the launch of its smart speaker HomePod from December to early 2018, Amazon's Echo series is expected to dominate the smart speaker market during the year-end...

Samsung to unseat Intel as top semiconductor supplier in 2017, says IC Insights

9h 13min ago

For the first time since 1993, the semiconductor industry is expected to witness a new number 1 supplier, according to IC Insights.

India traditional PC market recovers in 3Q17 on strong consumer demand, says IDC

Nov 20, 15:33

The overall India traditional PC shipments for the third quarter of 2017 stood at 3.03 million units, with a strong growth of 72.3% on quarter and 20.5% over the same period last...

Automotive electronics to see strongest growth through 2021, says IC Insights

Nov 17, 15:58

Automotive electronic system sales are forecast to rise by a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.4% from 2016 through 2021, which is the highest among six major end-use system...

China IC design revenues to surge 28% to CNY194 billion in 2017

Nov 17, 14:33

The annual revenues of China's IC design industry are estimated to surge 28.15% on year to CNY194.598 billion (US$29.26 billion) in 2017, accounting for more than one third of the...

SMIC founder to set up new CIDM in China

Nov 17, 13:56

Richard Chang, founder and former CEO of China-based pure-play foundry Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC), has orchestrated the establishment of a new foundry house...

Richard Chang believes the concept of CIDM can be realized in China

Scientech to post record 4Q17 revenues

Nov 17, 12:13

Taiwan-based Scientech is likely to see its fourth-quarter revenues climb to a record high with profits rising over 30% sequentially, as its wafer reclaim business has enjoyed strong...

Anpec expects fan motor drivers to drive 2018 revenue growth

Nov 17, 11:42

Analog IC firm Anpec Electronics expects growing sales of its fan motor driver ICs to be a major revenue growth driver for the company in 2018.

Next-gen iPad Pro to feature 7nm A11X chip, says report

Nov 16, 15:29

Speculation circulated recently in the chipmaking industry that Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is gearing up for 7nm chip production for Apple's in-house designed...

Yageo to raise MLCC prices again

Nov 16, 15:22

Yageo is poised to raise its MLCC prices for the fourth time in 2017 to reflect its ongoing tight supply, and rising materials and labor costs, according to a Chinese-language MoneyDJ.com...

ALi posts another quarter of losses

Nov 16, 11:45

IC design house ALi, which specializes in set-top box (STB) chipset solutions, has reported a seventh consecutive quarterly loss in the third quarter of 2017 in which net losses came...

Samsung overtakes Intel as semiconductor leader in 3Q17, says IHS

Nov 16, 11:29

In the second quarter of 2017, Intel remained the market leader in pure semiconductor revenues, generated by the sale of its own products, according to IHS Markit. But the leadership...

Samsung huge chip capex for 2017 shows move to defend its memory dominance

Nov 16, 11:20

After spending US$11.3 billion in semiconductor capex last year, Samsung announced that its 2017 outlays for the semiconductor group are expected to more than double to US$26 billion...

TSMC board passes US$4.29 billion budget for capacity expansion

Nov 15, 14:18

The board of directors of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has approved a budget of about US$4.29 billion mainly to construct new fab facilities and expand production...

SMIC 3Q17 profits fall

Nov 15, 14:11

China-based pure-play foundry Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) has announced revenues of US$769.7 million in the third quarter of 2017, up 2.5% sequentially but down...

Phison UFS controller validated by Qualcomm, Hisilicon

Nov 14, 14:00

Phison Electronics' new PS8313-series Universal Flash Storage (UFS) controller has been validated by Qualcomm and HiSilicon Technologies for their smartphone chip platforms, according...

SSD products and eMMC controllers drove Phison's 3Q17 profit to a record high

Zhen Ding expects strong PCB demand to last till 1Q18, says chairman

Nov 14, 12:00

Taiwan-based PCB maker Zhen Ding Technology is seeing strong demand in the fourth quarter of 2017 and expects the momentum to continue in the first quarter of 2018, according to company...

Zhen Ding chairman Charles Shen

HY Electronic to acquire major stake in TGI

Nov 14, 11:33

Power discrete component supplier HY Electronic specializing in diode products has disclosed plans to acquire a 70% stake in Taiwan GPP (TGI) for NT$350 million (US$11.52 million).

HY Electronic to acquire major stake in TGI to strengthen its vertical integration

Global 3Q17 DRAM revenues climb 16.2%. says DRAMeXchange

Nov 14, 10:43

Sales in the global DRAM market surged 16.2% sequentially to a record US$19.18 billion in the third quarter of 2017, when contract prices of various DRAM products rose by about 5%...

Silicon wafer shipments hit record high in 3Q17, says SEMI

Nov 13, 10:55

Worldwide silicon wafer area shipments continued trending up in the third quarter of 2017, increasing 0.7% sequentially and hitting a new high in terms of quarterly shipments, according...

Compal close to ink deal to sell Lienpal stake to Lenovo

Nov 10, 15:30

Compal Electronics is in the final stage of talks to sell its entire holdings in Lienpal (Hefei), a notebook manufacturing joint venture between Compal and Lenovo, to its China-based...

Compal president Ray Chen

Compal 3Q17 net profits rise 7% on year

Nov 10, 11:08

Compal Electronics has reported its third-quarter consolidated revenues reached NT$231.61 billion (US$7.63 billion), up 8% sequentially and 10% on year, while net profits came to...

Compal

UMC posts record October revenues

Nov 10, 10:48

Pure-play IC foundry United Microelectronics (UMC) has announced consolidated revenues of NT$13.81 billion (US$457.6 million) for October 2017, rising 16.4% sequentially and hitting...

Acer 3Q17 net income hits 27-quarter high

Nov 10, 10:16

Acer has announced its the financial results for the third quarter of 2017, with consolidated revenues rising 13% sequentially to reach NT$60.58 billion (US$2.01 billion), and net...

China-based Zhaoxin Semiconductor expects CPU sales to double in 2017, 2018

Nov 9, 17:36

Zhaoxin Semiconductor, a leading China maker of x86 processors, expects its annual CPU sales to double for two consecutive years in 2017-18 due to its successful penetration into...

Zhaoxin Semiconductor showcasing its KX-5000 series processors

Machvison posts record October revenues

Nov 9, 15:15

Automated optical inspection (AOI) equipment specialist Machvision has announced consolidated revenues of NT$171 million (US$5.7 million) for October 2017, hitting a monthly record...

PTI October revenues rise 24% on year

Nov 9, 11:55

Memory-IC backend specialist Powertech Technology (PTI) has announced consolidated revenues of NT$5.53 billion (US$183.3 million) for October 2017, up 24.2% on year but down 0.8%...

iPhone X costs Apple US$370 in materials, says IHS Markit

Nov 9, 11:54

Teardown engineers at IHS Markit have completed their preliminary physical dissection of the new Apple iPhone X and found that the model A1865 version of the smartphone with 64GB...

GlobalWafers posts record revenues, profits for 3Q17

Nov 9, 11:41

Taiwan-based GlobalWafers, a silicon wafer supplier, has reported net profits of NT$1.65 billion (US$54.7 million) on consolidated revenues of NT$11.98 billion for the third quarter...

Macronix revenues rise 67.7% on year in October

Nov 8, 15:58

Macronix International has announced consolidated sales for October 2017 came to NT$4.143 billion (US$137.22 million), a decrease of 0.2% from the previous month of NT$4.150 billion...

Novatek expects to post up to 7% revenue decrease in 4Q17

Nov 8, 14:35

LCD driver IC specialist Novatek Microelectronic expects to post revenues of between NT$11.6 billion (US$384.2 million) and NT$12 billion for the fourth quarter of 2017 representing...

VIS expects about flat revenue growth in 4Q17

Nov 8, 14:15

Specialty IC foundry Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) expects to post revenues ranging from NT$6.2 billion (US$205.4 million) to NT$6.6 billion in the fourth quarter of...

MediaTek October revenues fall to 3-month low

Nov 8, 13:55

MediaTek saw its October 2017 revenues fall to a three-month low of NT$21.01 billion (US$696.2 million). The Taiwan-based smartphone SoC specialist's revenues for the month represented...

Taiwan flat panel production value surges 25% in January-August 2017

Nov 7, 16:55

The production value of Taiwan's flat panel industry totaled NT$621.7 billion (US$20.62 billion) in the first eight months of 2017, increasing 24.9% from a year earlier, which marked...

AUO reports dereases in October revenues

Nov 7, 14:04

AU Optronics (AUO) has announced its consolidated revenues for October 2017 reached NT$27.43 billion (US$910 million), down by 5.6% on month and 9.9% on year.

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Global notebook shipment forecast, 2017 and beyond
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  • Global AP demand forecast, 2017-2020

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