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  • Last update: Tuesday 22 April 2014 [38 news items]

Nanya PCB capacity utilization rate to hike in 2Q14

Apr 22, 14:28

The capacity utilization rates of Nanya PCB's PCB and IC substrate lines are expected to climb higher in the second quarter of 2014 compared to the previous quarter, buoyed by orders...

Taiwan LED firms hold rosy business outlook for 2Q14

Apr 21, 10:10

Taiwan-based LED chip makers and packaging houses are generally optimistic about their business operations in the second quarter of 2014 mainly due to strong demand from LCD TVs and...

Asustek expects to ship over 1 million ZenFone smartphones in 2Q14, says CEO

Apr 18, 13:50

Asustek Computer has launched its ZenFone smartphones for pre-orders in China, Taiwan and Indonesia and expects to ship more than one million units in total in the second quarter...

MediaTek 2Q14 revenues to increase

Apr 17, 22:00

Shipments of smartphone and tablet solutions from MediaTek are expected to grow in the second quarter of 2014, pushing quarterly revenues up over the NT$46.01 billion (US$1.53 billion)...

TSMC looks to post 21-23% sequential revenue gains in 2Q14

Apr 17, 21:23

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) expects its revenues to grow 21-23% sequentially to NT$180-183 billion (US$5.97-6.07 billion) in the second quarter of 2014.

Motherboard players pushing non-motherboard businesses for profit growth

Apr 16, 14:11

Despite expectations of a strong second quarter thanks to the launch of Intel's Haswell Refresh platform, motherboard players such as Asustek Computer, Gigabyte Technology, Micro-Star...

HDI board capacity utilization rates to rise in 2Q14

Apr 15, 22:08

The production capacity utilization rates of high-end HDI boards at Taiwan-based PCB makers are set to rise in the second quarter of 2014 due to strong demand from Samsung Electronics,...

Korea-based panel makers expected to start mass producing lower-cost Ultra HD TV panels in 2Q14

Apr 15, 20:15

Korea-based panel makers are expected to start mass producing lower-cost Ultra HD TV panels in the second quarter of 2014, with shipments going primarily to customers in China.

KYEC, Sigurd look to double-digit revenue gains in 2Q14

Apr 9, 22:12

IC backend service companies King Yuan Electronics (KYEC) and Sigurd Microelectronics are expected to post double-digit revenue growth in the second quarter of 2014 thanks to increasing...

IC backend service firms to enjoy brisk sales in 2Q14

Apr 8, 15:05

Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE), Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL) and other IC backend service companies are expected to enjoy brisk sales in the second quarter of...

Consumer IC vendors look to strong sales in 2Q14

Apr 3, 15:48

Consumer IC vendors including Generalplus Technology, Holtek Semiconductor, Sonix Technology, Alpha Microelectronics, Elan Microelectronics and Nuvoton Technology are expected to...

Panel makers unsure about 3G handset panel orders in 2Q14

Apr 2, 21:58

Panel makers have order visibility for handset panels for 3G handsets through April 2014 but are pessimistic the orders will fade out through the second quarter of the year as demand...

Holtek MCU shipments to enjoy brisk sales in 2Q14

Mar 25, 22:16

MCU maker Holtek Semiconductor is expected to see its shipments of MCUs for household appliances, security and financial applications increase significantly in the second quarter...

Taiwan market: Retailers placing rush orders for 2-in-1 devices for 2Q14

Mar 24, 13:40

As 2-in-1 device sales in Taiwan continue to stay strong, channel retailers have been placing extra orders with brand vendors to satisfy demand, according to sources from channel...

MediaTek voices concerns about 2Q14 business outlook

Mar 20, 16:04

MediaTek has voiced concerns over the business outlook for the second quarter of 2014 due to weakening orders for chip solutions for TV, optical storage, LCD monitor and DVD applications...

Sapphire ingot prices to continue to hike in 2Q14

Mar 20, 15:27

Prices of 2-inch sapphire ingots are expected to hike 11% sequentially and 43% on year to US$5/mm in the second quarter of 2014 after surging at an annual rate of 61% to US$4.5/mm...

Component suppliers see strong games console orders for 2Q14

Mar 12, 22:14

As competition between the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One continues to heat up, their upstream component suppliers are seeing strong growth in orders in March and expect shipments...

Prices for solar-grade silicon wafers may rise to US$1.15 in 2Q14, says Gigastorage chairman

Mar 4, 15:16

If spot market prices for polysilicon rise to US$23-24/kg in the second quarter of 2014, then quotes for a solar-grade crystalline silicon wafer are likely to be hiked to US$1.15,...

Lingsen, KYEC new production capacity to come online in 2Q14

Mar 3, 21:52

MEMS backend service companies Lingsen Precision Industries and King Yuan Electronics (KYEC) both will have their new production capacity ready for commercial production in the second...

Altek expects significant business growth beginning 2Q14

Mar 3, 10:28

Digital camera ODM Altek will start shipments of handset-use imaging solutions to several vendors in March and therefore expects business operations to significantly improve beginning...

China market: TD-LTE chip market to expand robustly starting 2Q14

Feb 26, 21:54

The TD-LTE chip market in China is expected to grow robustly starting the second quarter of 2014 as chipset vendors including Qualcomm, MediaTek, Marvell Technology, Broadcom, Intel,...

Global mobile DRAM output value to rebound in 2Q14, says DRAMeXchange

Feb 24, 13:57

Output value for the global mobile DRAM industry will return to a sequential growth track in the second quarter of 2014, following two quarters of decreases, according to DRAMeXcha...

Gingy to release new fingerprint sensors in 2Q14

Feb 24, 11:42

Gingy Technology, an associate company of Holtek Semiconductor, is expected to deliver samples of its third-generation optical fingerprint sensors to clients in the second quarter...

Digitimes Research: Taiwan top foundries combined revenues to drop 6% in 1Q14

Feb 17, 16:21

Taiwan's top-three IC foundries will see their combined revenues drop 6.2% sequentially in the first quarter of 2014, due to seasonal factors and continued inventory adjustments at...

TSMC 2Q14 sales to rise 15-20%, says report

Newswatch - Feb 17, 15:16

A rebound in Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company's (TSMC) 28nm process utilization rate and a ramp-up of 20nm production capacity will allow the foundry to post 15-20% sequential...

Jeng Shiang Precision expects 10% decline in 1Q14; adjusts product mix to rebound in 2Q14

Feb 17, 14:56

Jeng Shiang Precision, a Taiwan-based maker of light guide plates used in small- to medium-size TFT-LCD panels, expects its revenues to decline 5-10% in the first quarter of 2014...

Epistar has order visibility until 2Q14

Feb 11, 11:28

LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar has received orders with shipments scheduled through the second quarter of 2014, according to the company.

Smartphone solution prices to drop in 2Q14

Feb 5, 22:00

Prices of 3G and 4G smartphone solutions are likely to drop significantly in the second quarter of 2014 as chipset vendors are expected to adopt more aggressive pricing strategies...

China white-box makers likely to launch array of wearable devices in 2Q14

Jan 21, 21:37

China-based white-box mobile device makers are likely to launch an array of wearable devices, including smartwatches, in the second quarter of 2014, using chipset solutions from Taiwan-based...

Lite-On Semi expects sales of rectifier diodes to pick up in 2Q14

Jan 17, 12:03

Discrete component specialist Lite-On Semiconductor expects sales of its slim bridge rectifier diodes to grow substantially starting the second quarter of 2014, when a number of new...

Intel prepares Haswell Refresh processors for 2Q14

Jan 13, 21:30

Intel's next-generation Haswell Refresh processors are expected to become available in the retail channel in May, and the CPU giant will also start shipping its Z97 and H97 chipsets...

LG Display to increase production of 42- and 49-inch Ultra HD TV panels in 2Q14

Jan 9, 22:04

LG Display plans to bump up production of 42- and 49-inch Ultra HD TV panels in the second quarter of 2013.

BenQ to launch Ultra HD TVs in 2Q14

Dec 25, 14:32

BenQ will launch Ultra HD LCD TVs with refresh rates of 120Hz as soon as the second quarter of 2014, with panels to be supplied by affiliated AU Optronics (AUO), according to the...

TSMC 28nm utilization rate to rebound in 1Q14

Dec 9, 21:37

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has seen its 28nm process utilization rate fall to 65-70% recently, due to a cutback of customer orders, according to industry sou...

TSMC to see strong rebound in 2Q14, says report

Newswatch - Dec 5, 11:21

Consolidated revenues at foundry chipmaker Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) are set to register a 4% sequential decrease in the first quarter of 2014, followed by...

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