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GCS optimistic about VCSEL demand for data centers

Aug 14, 11:09

Pure-play compound semiconductor wafer foundry Global Communication Semiconductors (GCS) has expressed optimism about gallium arsenide (GaAs) demand for vertical cavity surface-emitting...

Lite-On Semi July revenues increase

Aug 9, 19:54

Lite-On Semiconductor, a maker of discrete and analog IC components, has reported consolidated revenues for July 2017 increased 11.7% on year and 5.4% sequentially to NT$1.05 billion...

Lite-On Semi has reported impressive revenue results for July

Episil planning to raise epi-wafer prices

Jun 26, 13:56

Taiwan-based Episil, which makes silicon epitaxial wafers as well as providing foundry services at its 5- and 6-inch wafer fabs, plans to revise upward its epi-wafer prices to reflect...

Lite-On Semi seeing GPP diode orders ramp up

Jun 20, 14:13

Lite-On Semiconductor has seen orders of GPP (glass passivated package) bridge rectifiers surge 50-60% sequentially in the second quarter of 2017, according to company president David...

Lite-On Semi president

Lite-On Semi posts revenue growth in May

Jun 13, 17:43

Lite-On Semiconductor, a maker of discrete and analog IC components, has reported consolidated revenues for May 2017 increased 3.9% sequentially and 7.4% on year to NT$971 million...

China market: HiWafer Semi ramps up 6-inch GaAs chip fab, says paper

Apr 18, 11:15

China-based Chengdu HiWafer Semiconductor has commenced operation at its 6-inch GaAs chip fab, which in return will help China reduce its reliance on imports of high-end frequency...

X-FAB enters 6-inch SiC production

Mar 11, 11:00

Analog/mixed-signal IC foundry X-Fab Silicon Foundries has announced the availability of its silicon carbide (SiC) offering from its wafer fab in Lubbock, Texas.

China makers in discussions with vendors for 6-inch 4K AMOLED panels

Aug 6, 16:14

China-based AMOLED display maker EverDisplay Optronics has developed 6-inch Ultra HD (4K) AMOLED panels with 734ppi and is currently in talks with various vendors to bring the technology...

Taiwan LED makers to adopt 6-inch sapphire wafers

Mar 10, 22:36

As prices for 6-inch sapphire wafers are on the decline and China-based LED epitaxial wafer and chip makers are increasing their use of 4-inch sapphire wafers, Taiwan-based LED makers...

GlobalWafers 8-inch wafer supply 20% short of demand, says president

Dec 10, 15:03

GlobalWafers, a semiconductor wafer subsidiary maker of Taiwan-based solar wafer maker Sino-American Silicon Products, has seen its supply of 8-inch wafers fall short of demand by...

More vendors expected to adopt 2K panels in smartphones

Jul 17, 10:54

As smartphones equipped with 2K (2560 by 1440) displays are starting to appear in the market from vendors such as Vivo, more vendors are expected to launch 2K-smartphones in the second...

Handset vendors expected to continue releasing large-size units ranging from 5- to 6-inch in 2H14

Jul 10, 21:10

Handset vendors are expected to continue releasing large-size units ranging from 5- to 6-inch in the second half of 2014 into 2015, according to Truly Optoelectronics.

AUO announces mass production of 6-inch WQHD LCD smartphone panels

Jan 15, 21:59

AU Optronics (AUO) has announced it successfully started mass producing 6-inch WQHD LCD panels for smartphones in late 2013.

Mainstream large-screen smartphones to be 5- to 6-inch models

Nov 21, 15:52

Handset vendors are expected to continue launching large-size smartphones mainly with 5- to 6-inch displays, as sales of smartphones with a display size of 6-inch and above have been...

Panel makers see increased demand for 5- to 6-inch panels

Oct 22, 14:15

As demand for larger smartphone screen sizes is increasing while demand for smaller tablet screen sizes is on the rise, panel makers are seeing increased orders for 5- to 6-inch pa...

7-inch tablets face competition from 6-inch smartphones

Aug 7, 12:19

As many first-tier brand vendors such as Sony, Samsung Electronics and HTC, as well as several white-box brand vendors, have released 6-inch smartphones, sources from the tablet sector...

Asustek unveils new products for Computex 2013

Jun 4, 15:59

Asustek Computer announced its 6-inch FonePad Note FHD 6 and an upgraded Transformer Pad Infinity at its pre-Computex launch conference on June 3. The company is also set to sell...

Asustek chairman Jonney Shih , holding the company's new MeMO Pad

Handset vendors in discussion over producing 6-inch and larger phones

May 20, 15:51

Following the release of various-sized 6-inch and larger handsets from Asia-based vendors such as Huawei Device and Samsung Electronics, Nokia is reportedly in discussion about making...

Taiwan market: Huawei launches 6-inch flagship smartphone

Apr 24, 14:38

China-based Huawei Device on April 23 unveiled its 6.1-inch flagship smartphone, the Ascend Mate, for contract-bundled sale by Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET) in the Taiwan market...

Japan-based makers developing 6-inch ultra-thin panels, say Taiwan makers

Apr 8, 11:35

Japan-based makers, mainly Sharp and Panasonic, have been developing 6-inch ultra-thin high-end panels for use in large-screen smartphones expected to be launched at the end of third-quarter...

Lite-On Semi generates more revenues from sale of IC parts

Jan 9, 16:03

Lite-On Semiconductor enjoyed significant growth in sales of its IC products, which include analog chips and optical touch panel solutions, in 2012. The segment accounted for 29%...

China-based telecom providers to release new 4.5- to 6-inch handsets in China during 2013, say sources

Jan 3, 22:15

China-based telecom providers are reportedly planning to release a number of handsets that have tablet features ranging from 4.5- to 6-inch in size during 2013 in order to meet expected...

Price of 6-inch solar wafers falls close to US$1/unit

Sep 6, 01:10

The price of 6-inch solar wafers has hovered around US$1.05-1.10/unit in recent months, however, due to falling capacity utilization rates and dwindling demand in Europe, recent pricing...

Price of 6-inch mono-crystalline solar wafers in China drops to US$1.45/unit

Jun 28, 01:00

The price of 6-inch mono-crystalline solar wafers in China has fallen to US$1.45/unit, from US$1.60/unit in mid-February. Industry sources noted that pricing is likely to drop to...

mono-crystalline ingots

Japan faces challenge of aging chip industry, says IHS

Mar 21, 12:32

One year ago, Japan's semiconductor industry was rocked by a devastating earthquake and tsunami. However, the real disaster for Japan's chip industry occurred during the years before...

IC companies shutter 49 fabs from 2009-2011, says IC Insights

Feb 21, 14:24

Data compiled by IC Insights reveals that 49 semiconductor wafer fabs were closed between 2009 and 2011.

E Ink lands 6-inch color e-book reader module orders from Amazon, says paper

Newswatch - Feb 20, 11:31

EPD maker E Ink Holdings (EIH) reportedly has landed orders for 6-inch color e-book reader modules from Amazon with shipments to begin in March, according to a Chinese-language Economic...

Solar wafer firms negotiating higher prices

Dec 22, 14:04

Solar wafer suppliers are negotiating with cell clients over increasing the price of 6-inch wafers by 3% to US$1.18/unit, according to industry sources.

solar wafer

Lite-On Semi reports decline in November revenues

Dec 7, 14:27

Lite-On Semiconductor has announced that consolidated revenues for November 2011 amounted to NT$636 million (US$21.1 million), down 16.1% on year and down 4.3% on month. The firm...

GCL-Poly continues to lower costs for poly-Si production

Oct 6, 16:39

China-based integrated solar firm GCL-Poly Energy Holdings expects to lower its production of polycrystalline silicon to US$20/kg by the end of 2011 compared to US$21.8 in the first...

GCL-Poly CEO Shu Hua

Price of 6-inch solar wafers likely to fall 11-13% in 4Q11

Sep 22, 14:36

Pricing for 6-inch polysilicon solar wafers will be quoted at US$1.60/unit in the fourth quarter of 2011, down from US$1.80-1.85 in the third quarter, according to industry sources...

solar wafer

GaAs foundry AWSC migrating to 6-inch wafers

Jul 22, 01:10

GaAs foundry Advanced Wireless Semiconductor Company (AWSC) is expected to convert all of its production capacity to 6-inch wafers in the third quarter of 2011, according to industry...

Quotes for 6-inch polysilicon wafers in China fall below US$2

Jun 15, 01:10

Latest rumors in the solar market indicate quotes for 6-inch polysilicon wafers in China are falling below US$2/unit while inventory levels remain high.

Poly-Si solar wafer prices to fall 10% in 2Q11, says Eversol chairman

Apr 28, 11:26

Quotes for mainstream 6-inch poly-Si wafers will likely slip about 10% sequentially to US$3.10-3.20 in the second quarter of 2011, and prices for poly-Si materials may come under...

Ellick Liao, chairman of Eversol

AWSC March revenues set to climb over 40% sequentially

Mar 25, 01:00

GaAs IC foundry Advanced Wireless Semiconductor Company (AWSC) is expected to enjoy a sequential growth of more than 40% in revenues in March 2011, thanks to a warming up in orders,...

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    Amazon Fire HD Kids Edition tablet

    Amazon's Fire HD Kids Edition comes with two sizes: the 6-inch model is priced at US$149 and the 7-inch model is priced at US$189. The Fire HD Kids Edition includes a year of Amazon...

    Photo: Company, Sep 24.

  • Amazon+Fire+HD+tablets

    Amazon Fire HD tablets

    Amazon has announced its new Fire HD tablet, which features a quad-core processor, front and rear-facing cameras and an HD display. The new Fire HD tablets are available in two sizes...

    Photo: Company, Sep 22.

  • Asustek+ZenFone+series+

    Asustek ZenFone series

    Asustek Computer has unveiled in Las Vegas its latest product lineup including the Intel-based entry-level ZenFone smartphone series, the new PadFone mini smartphone, the PadFone...

    Photo: Digitimes, Jan 7.

  • Acer+Liquid+S2+smartphone

    Acer Liquid S2 smartphone

    The Liquid S2 is Acer's first smartphone with Ultra HD recording capability. It features a 6-inch Full HD screen with IPS technology and supports 4G LTE and the Wi-Fi 802.11 ac standard...

    Photo: Company, Sep 4.

  • Amazon+6%2Dinch+Kindle+e%2Dbook+reader

    Amazon 6-inch Kindle e-book reader

    The latest generation Kindle features a new design that is 30% lighter at just 5.98 ounces, 18% smaller, and turns pages 10% faster, Amazon said. Althoughit is lighter and smaller,...

    Photo: Company, Oct 4.

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Global AP demand forecast, 2017-2020

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Global notebook shipment forecast, 2017 and beyond
  • China AMOLED panel capacity expansion forecast, 2016-2020

    This Digitimes Research Special Report examines the China AMOLED industry, focusing on the expansion capacity of the makers, the current implementation plans of major smartphone vendors in the market and the technological hurdles faced by the China makers.

  • Global AP demand forecast, 2017-2020

    Digitimes Research expects global AP shipments to surpass the 1.9 billion mark in 2017, with smartphones remaining the main application. Qualcomm will be leading the market in 2017, as other players continue playing catch up and scramble for funds to invest in more diverse applications.

  • Global notebook shipment forecast, 2017 and beyond

    This Digitimes Special Report examines key factors in the notebook industry, including products, vendors and ODMs, that will affect total shipments in 2017 and through 2021.