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  • Last update: Tuesday 25 July 2017 [827 news items]

Amazon Echo faces challenge to stay on top of smart speaker market

Jul 25, 16:05

Amazon's top-selling Echo smart speaker may see serious challenge from competitors, as it lacks support for non-English-speaking countries, according to sources from market watcher...

IST 2Q17 profits hike over 100%

Jul 25, 15:50

Certification service firm Integrated Service Technology (IST) saw its net profits hike 112.8% sequentially to NT$71 million (US$2.34 million) in the second quarter of 2017 with EPS...

Holtek 32-bit MCU shipments to rise significantly in 2Q17

Jul 25, 15:32

MCU and consumer IC firm Holtek Semiconductor expects shipments of its 32-bit MCUs to rise significantly in the second half of 2017 thanks to strong demand for fingerprint identification...

Quanta to see rising incomes from notebooks, servers and wearables in 2H17, says paper

Jul 25, 15:13

Quanta Computer is expected to enjoy a strong second-half 2017 thanks to rising demand for notebooks, growing server sales and the release of the next-generation Apple Watch, according...

SK Hynix delivers another quarter of record results

Jul 25, 13:19

SK Hynix saw its revenues, operating profits and net profits reach record-high levels for the second consecutive quarter in the second quarter of 2017.

Kinsus net profits fall 82% in 1H17

Jul 25, 13:16

IC substrate maker Kinsus Interconnect Technology has reported net profits for the first half of 2017 declined 82.1% from a year earlier to NT$199 million (US$6.6 million). EPS for...

TPK, O-film alliance plan in limbo

Jul 25, 13:13

A planned partnership announced early 2017 by Taiwan-based TPK Holding and China-based Shenzhen O-film Tech may not be realized due to financial issues at O-film, according to industry...

TPK still waiting for capital from O-film

MediaTek to transfer 28nm chip orders to UMC

Jul 25, 09:16

MediaTek plans to transfer part of its 28nm mobile chip orders, including those for the Amazon Echo Dot, to United Microelectronics (UMC) from Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company...

MediaTek

NOR flash supply to remain tight in 2018, says Macronix president

Jul 24, 21:56

Supply of NOR flash memory is expected to remain tight in 2018, as demand will continue to outpace supply, according to Macronix International president CY Lu.

Macronix president CY Lu

CEE and notebooks, main drivers of the EMEA traditional PC market recovery, said IDC

Jul 24, 15:59

The Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) traditional PC market (desktops, notebooks and workstations) continued to improve in the second quarter of 2017, with a stable performance...

Macronix to expand 12-inch fab capacity; 2Q17 profits surge

Jul 24, 15:50

Taiwan-based Macronix International, a manufacturer of mask ROM and NOR flash memory, has disclosed plans to invest a total of NT$1.79 billion (US$58.9 million) to expand its 12-inch...

Gigabyte to reorganize motherboard and graphics card businesses

Jul 24, 15:31

Gigabyte Technology will begin a business reorganization on August 1 and merge its motherboard and graphics card businesses together. The new department will be led by Eddie Lin,...

Eddie Lin will become the new head of merged businesses

On-Bright 2Q17 profits set to surge, says report

Jul 24, 14:19

Taiwan-based On-Bright Electronics is expected to see its profits jump over 150% sequentially in the second quarter of 2017, with EPS set to exceed NT$4 (US$0.13), driven by particularly...

Marketech to enjoy robust OEM orders, says report

Jul 24, 13:55

Taiwan-based Marketech International is set to enjoy a ramp-up of OEM orders from ASML for a component used in the fab tool vendor's extreme ultraviolet (EUV) lithography equipment...

Chip demand from non-Apple camp slows

Jul 24, 13:08

Chip suppliers engaged in Apple's supply chain started to see orders pick up in June. On the other hand, chip demand from the non-Apple camp has been slow, according to sources at...

IaaS spending to surpass SaaS spending for 1st time in 2017

Jul 24, 11:21

The public cloud services (PCS) market in Asia/Pacific excluding Japan (APEJ) is expected to exceed the US$10 billion mark in 2017, according to IDC. Infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS)...

Microsoft cloud strength highlights fiscal 4Q17 results

Jul 21, 16:32

Microsoft has announced financial results for its fiscal fourth-quarter 2017 (ended June 30, 2017) with revenues reaching US$23.3 billion GAAP, US$24.7 billion non-GAAP; operating...

Full-screen smartphone shipments to surge in 2018, says Counterpoint Research

Jul 21, 16:28

Shipments of bezel-free or alternative aspect ratio smartphones will exceed 120 million units in 2017, and will more than triple in 2018, according to Counterpoint Research.

Gigabyte, MSI achieve record graphics card shipments in June, says paper

Jul 21, 15:50

Thanks to the cryptocurrency mining trend, Gigabyte Technology and Micro-Star International (MSI) both saw their graphics card shipments reach historical highs in June with Gigabyte...

Ardentec obtains testing orders for car-use chips from TI

Jul 21, 14:59

Taiwan-based Ardentec has grabbed testing orders for car-use chips from Texas Instruments (TI), which will buoy its sales performance in the third quarter, according to industry so...

Acer to push new promotions in Asia Pacific

Jul 21, 12:04

Acer will begin pushing a daily promotion activity from July 21-August 3 in 14 places in Asia Pacific to increase brand recognition, according to Acer Asia Pacific president Andrew...

Lite-On Technology cooperates with PFP Cybersecurity to attend Black Hat USA 2017

Jul 21, 09:35

EMS provider Lite-On Technology will cooperate with Power Fingerprinting (PFP Cybersecurity), a US-based cyber intrusion detection tool developer, to showcase smart city and smart...

Lite-On

Qualcomm net profits fall 40% in fiscal 3Q17 amid Apple dispute

Jul 20, 22:19

Qualcomm has announced revenues for its fiscal third quarter ended June 25, 2017 decreased 11% on year to US$5.4 billion, while net profits fell 40% from a year ago to US$900 million...

Acer expects more income from enterprise products in 2017

Jul 20, 22:13

Acer has been aggressively pushing its revenue contribution from the enterprise product business and is planning to increase the percentage from 35% in 2016 to 40% in 2017 for the...

Andrew Hou, Acer Pan Asia president

ASML expects 25% growth in 2017 sales

Jul 20, 16:00

ASML has disclosed that its second-quarter 2017 net sales came to EUR2.10 billion (US$2.42 billion), up from EUR1.94 billion from the previous quarter. The semiconductor equipment...

STMicro extends lead time for 32-bit MCUs

Jul 20, 15:12

STMicroelectronics has extended delivery lead times for 32-bit MCUs due to strong demand, according to industry sources. The MCU vendor has also informed its customers that it plans...

Leading MCU suppliers have recently extended delivery lead times for 32-bit MCUs

TSMC InFO packaging brings more competitiveness to its 7nm process technology

Jul 20, 11:45

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company's (TSMC) integrated fan-out (InFO) wafer-level packaging technology is about to enter its second generation, which will bring more competitiveness...

Chipbond reportedly to sell partial stake in China subsidiary to BOE

Jul 19, 21:19

Speculation has circulated in the industry that Taiwan-based Chipbond Technology plans to sell part of its stake in its China-based subsidiary Chipmore Technology to BOE Technology...

2017 FinTalks Fintech CEO forum held in Taipei

Jul 19, 16:00

The 2017 FinTalks Fintech CEO forum took place in Taipei on July 18, organized by FinEx Asia, a Hong Kong-based fintech platform, and FinTech Research Center at Taiwan's National...

2017 FinTalks fintech CEO summit forum held in Taipei

Worldwide public cloud services spending forecast to reach US$266 billion in 2021, says IDC

Jul 19, 15:56

Worldwide spending on public cloud services and infrastructure is forecast to reach US$266 billion in 2021, according to the latest update to the IDC Worldwide Semiannual Public Cloud...

Chipbond, ChipMOS seeing robust gold bumping demand

Jul 19, 15:37

Backend houses Chipbond Technology and ChipMOS Technologies have both cut into the supply chains of US and Korea smartphone brands with their gold bumping services, and are set to...

IC vendors ramping up solutions for voice assistants

Jul 19, 10:42

A number of China- and Taiwan-based IC design houses are ramping up their production of speaker solutions, MEMS microphones and other chips to meet increasing demand for voice assistant...

FD-SOI a promising technology: Q&A with Globalfoundries CEO Sanjay Jha

Jul 19, 10:37

Globalfoundries' fully-depleted silicon-on-insulator FD-SOI process technology targeted at Internet of Things (IoT), artificial intelligence (AI) and Big Data applications has started...

Globalfoundries CEO

TSMC expanding number of equipment suppliers for 7nm

Jul 18, 22:59

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is expanding the number of suppliers of equipment for its 7nm process in a bid to maintain an ecosystem pricing balance, according...

TSMC 7nm technology ready for volume production in 2018

IC Insights predicts record annual ASP growth rates for DRAM, NAND flash

Jul 18, 22:22

Sales of both DRAM and NAND are expected to set record highs in 2017, according to IC Insights. In both cases, the strong annual upturn in sales is being driven almost entirely by...

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