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

5h 20min 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...

Taiwan market: Smartphone sales remain weak in October

7h 34min ago

Sales of smartphones in the Taiwan market totaled 581,000 units in October, down 1.02% from the previous month and 19.53% from a year earlier, according to data compiled by local...

Apple reportedly whittles down micro LED R&D team in Taiwan

Nov 20, 10:07

Apple has reportedly downsized its R&D team for development of micro LED display products in Longtan, northern Taiwan, due to issues related to mass transfer of micro LED chips...

More Android smartphone vendors to adopt 3D sensing for new models

Nov 17, 12:03

Android smartphone vendors including Huawei, Oppo and Xiaomi Technology are expected to equip 3D sensing functionality to their new models slated for launch in 2018, according to...

More smartphone vendors are to adopt 3D sensing technology

MediaTek touts Helio P in China amid Qualcomm speculation

Nov 16, 15:40

MediaTek is aggressively persuading China smartphone vendors to adopt its Helio P processors to reduce risks of heavy reliance on Qualcomm, whose operations might be affected by Broadcom's...

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...

Lite-On Semi October revenues rise nearly 19% on year

Nov 9, 14:50

Lite-On Semiconductor, a maker of discrete and analog IC components, has reported consolidated revenues for October 2017 increased 18.6% on year and 5.2% sequentially to NT$1.05 billion...

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...

Global tablet market set for rebound in 2018

Nov 8, 14:00

The global tablet market is set for a rebound in 2018 as major IT players including Amazon, Huawei, Microsoft and Google all plan to launch new models in the coming year, while sales...

Taiwan diode makers thrive on wireless charging boom

Nov 7, 17:01

With wireless charging poised to become a mainstream trend for mobile devices following Apple's adoption of the new charging system in its iPhone X devices, many Taiwan suppliers...

Top-5 smartphone vendors occupy over 75% of China market, says IDC

Nov 7, 10:55

While the smartphone market in China declined 1% on year in shipment volume in third-quarter 2017, the share of the top-five smartphone vendors there grew from 65.2% in second-quarter...

Apple likely to expand supply chain for Apple Watch

Nov 6, 15:58

Apple has seen an over 50% sequential increase in Apple Watch Series 3 sales in the fiscal quarter ended September 30, and some market watchers expect that Apple is likely to add...

Digitimes Research: Global tablet shipments to rise 7.8% on quarter to 45.58 million units in 4Q17

Nov 6, 12:41

Global shipments of tablets are estimated to grow 7.8% sequentially to 45.58 million units in the fourth quarter of 2017 due mainly to brisk market demand for entry-level branded...

Qualcomm revenues, profits fall in fiscal 2017

Nov 3, 11:25

Qualcomm has announced operating income of US$2.6 billion on revenues of US$22.3 billion in its fiscal year ended September 24, 2017, which represented on-year decreases of 60% in...

Semiconductor firms eye edge-computing opportunities

Oct 26, 14:37

With edge computing promising to become an important part of cloud systems, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is eyeing the market opportunities with its advanced...

Audix to ramp up shipments of VCM components

Oct 25, 13:32

IC distributor and component maker Audix will ramp up monthly shipments of its VCM (voice coil motor) components to 50 million units in October and November, according to industry...

Audix enjoys strong VCM demand for smartphone cameras

Apple-TSMC partnership started from home dinner hosted by Morris Chang, says Jeff Williams

Oct 24, 16:11

Though a business partner of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) for less than 10 years, Apple has become the largest customer of the world's largest foundry house in...

Apple COO Jeff Williams

Global semiconductor sector to see 4.5-5.5% CAGR in next decade, says Morris Chang

Oct 24, 15:11

The global semiconductor sector will grow 2-3pp more than the global GDP expansion and see a 4.5-5.5% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) in the next 10 years, with Taiwan Semiconductor...

TSMC chairman Morris Chang (far right) and guest speakers at the forum

Qualcomm gains further share of smartphone AP market in 1H17, says Strategy Analytics

Oct 24, 11:43

The global smartphone applications processor (AP) market declined 5% on year to reach US$9.4 billion in the first half of 2017, according to Strategy Analytics. Qualcomm maintained...

Taiwan OSAT firms busy packaging AMD GPUs for new iMacs

Oct 23, 15:42

While Apple has started to release more orders to AMD for high-end GPUs needed for new iMac series since September 2017, Taiwan-based outsourced semiconductor assembly and test (OSAT)...

Xintec to swing to profit in 4Q17, says report

Oct 17, 15:05

Image sensor packaging specialist Xintec is expected to return to profitability in the fourth quarter of 2017 with revenues likely to increase around 30% sequentially to nearly NT$1.3...

Samsung striving for OLED panel orders from China

Oct 17, 11:59

Samsung Display is striving for OLED panel orders from China-based mobile device vendors, but will be facing competition from its China-based rivals such as BOE Technology and Tianma...

Yield rates for iPhone X components improving

Oct 17, 11:00

Yield rates for certain iPhone X components have improved and become more stable, and shipments of the smartphone are set to grow substantially after October, according to sources...

iPhone X components supply has become stable

Taiwan peripheral suppliers to benefit from rising wireless charging market demand

Oct 16, 15:58

As wireless charging is set to gain popularity following the adoption of Qi wireless charging standard of the Wireless Power Consortium (WPC) by both the latest iPhone devices and...

Latest iPhone with wireless charging function

Toshiba discloses further investment in 3D NAND flash facility

Oct 16, 15:37

Toshiba announced recently its board of directors had approved a further investment by Toshiba Memory in production equipment for Fab 6 at its Yokkaichi operations in Mie (Japan).

Casetek revenues increase 18.7% on year in September

Oct 13, 14:30

Metal chassis maker Casetek Holdings has registered consolidated revenues of NT$3.09 billion (US$101.57 million) for September, slipping 7.71% on month, but rising 18.7% on year....

Casetek enjoyed growing revenues in September

Chipbond posts record 3Q17 revenues

Oct 13, 10:52

Chipbond Technology's consolidated revenues climbed to a record high of about NT$5 billion (US$165.3 million) in the third quarter of 2017. Market watchers expect the company to post...

Himax reportedly supplying WLO chips for iPhone X face ID

Oct 12, 15:10

Fabless IC firm Himax Technologies has begun shipments of chips based on wafer-level optics (WLO) technology to Apple, according to industry sources. The solution is reportedly a...

Global tablet AP market returns to growth after 2 years of decline, says Strategy Analytics

Oct 12, 14:42

After two consecutive years of decline, the global tablet applications processor (AP) market returned to growth and registered a 5% year-over-year growth to reach US$984 million in...

Digitimes Research: Global smart home market heading for a melee

Oct 12, 11:06

The global smart home market is bracing for fierce competition. Apple is likely to optimize some features of iPhone X for smart home applications; Amazon has launched an additional...

White-box tablet players turn to new markets for survival

Oct 11, 14:31

Seeing difficulties in differentiating from competitors, tablet brand vendors have been mainly focusing on cutting their prices to boost sales, which has in turn impacted China-based...

White-box tablets see growing competition from first-tier models

Win Semiconductors reportedly enters iPhone X supply chain

Oct 6, 13:59

Win Semiconductors, one of Taiwan's top-3 GaAs PA (power amplifier) suppliers, has reported consolidated revenues of NT$4.395 billion (US$144.58 million) in the third quarter of 2017,...

Low yield rates for 3D sensing modules to blame for smartphone shipment delays

Oct 5, 10:55

Low yield rates during production for 3D sensing modules to be incorporated into Apple's iPhone X and other Android-based smartphone brands have forced major global vendors to postpone...

Commentary: Will micro LED feature on Apple devices?

Oct 2, 15:49

Apple has unveiled Apple Watch Series 3 characterized by a built-in eSIM (embedded SIM) chip which independently connects the device with LTE networks for voice communications and...

Upstream suppliers to enjoy rising revenues from AirPods and Apple Watches in 4Q17

Oct 2, 15:05

Quanta Computer, Inventec as well as the ASE group's Universal Scientific Industrial (USI) and the Foxconn group's Shunsin Technology and Luxshare-ICT, are expected to see strong...

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    Apple Watch Series 3 Hermes

    Apple Watch Hermes models come with built-in cellular and pair with a collection of new bands, including the Single Tour Rallye, in perforated Gala calfskin, inspired by the classic...

    Photo: Company, Sep 14.

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    Apple Watch Series 3

    Apple has introduced its Watch Series 3, adding built-in cellular, allowing users to stay connected, make calls, receive texts even without iPhone nearby. The third-generation Apple...

    Photo: Company, Sep 14.

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    Apple iPhone X

    The Apple iPhone X features an all-glass design with a 5.8-inch Super Retina edge-to-edge display. It supports wireless charging and allows users to unlock, authenticate and pay using...

    Photo: Company, Sep 13.

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    Apple Taipei 101 store

    Apple has opened its first retail store in Taiwan at Taipei 101. Unveiled on July 1 at Taiwan's tallest building, the store features Apple's latest store design. The Forum, centered...

    Photo: Company, Jul 4.

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    Apple iMac Pro all-in-one PC

    Apple has given a sneak peek of its upcoming iMac Pro, a new workstation-class product line designed for pro users. The iMac Pro, with its 27-inch Retina 5K display, up to 18-core...

    Photo: Company, Jun 12.

Global notebook shipment forecast, 2017 and beyond
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Global notebook shipment forecast, 2017 and beyond
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    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.