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Apple may see single-digit shipment growth for MacBooks in 2013

Apr 8, 22:46

Apple MacBook shipments may only see single-digit growth in 2013, as related upstream component suppliers still have not yet seen any major increases in orders, according to sources...

Apple FPCB suppliers to see flat performance in March-April

Apr 3, 12:46

Flexible PCB makers Career Technology, Zhen Ding Technology Holding and Flexium Interconnect, which supply FPCBs to Apple for iPhones, are expected to post flat performance in March-April...

Apple cuts iPad mini shipments for 2Q13

Mar 27, 20:10

Apple has reportedly cut its shipments of the iPad mini to between 10-12 million units for the second quarter of 2013, according to industry sources. The figure is based on shipment...

Apple acquisition of WiFiSlam heating up competition for location-based indoor services, say sources

Mar 27, 14:26

Apple's recent announcement for the acquisition of WiFiSlam, an indoor GPS solutions startup, appears to have attracted much attention as the move is likely to heat up competition...

Simplo, Dynapack to supply battery packs for iPhone, say sources

Mar 27, 11:41

Apple, in a bid to hike yield rates and production efficiency through competition, has selected Taiwan-based Simplo Technology and Dynapack International Technology to join the iPhone...

Simplo and Dynapack to join iPhone supply chain

Apple expected to release Ultra HD TV

Mar 26, 20:40

Apple is reportedly continuing to develop a TV rumored to be called the iTV, which is likely to support Ultra HD (3840 by 2160) along with voice and motion control functions and Internet...

Samsung Display expected to fall out of Apple supply chain, says Korea media report

Mar 26, 15:41

Apple is unlikely to further use displays made by Samsung Display throughout 2013, as the company has yet to send a request for quotation (RFQ) to Samsung, according to a Korea-based...

Thin-film touch panel providers expect to see increased orders from Apple in 3Q13

Mar 25, 21:54

Thin-film touch panel suppliers for Apple are expected to see a large increase in orders from the company in the third quarter of 2013 in preparation for the release of Apple's next-generation...

Commentary: Foxconn does not need Sharp Mexico plant

Mar 22, 16:29

According to Japan-based media, Sharp originally wanted to sell its LCD TV plant in Mexico to Taiwan-based Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry), and the negotiation was...

TSMC to tape out Apple A7 processor in March, say sources

Mar 13, 21:36

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is expected to tape out Apple's A7 processor on a 20nm process in March and then move the chip into risk production in May-June,...

Commentary: Foxconn relies heavily on Apple

Mar 13, 14:41

Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) reported February consolidated revenues of NT$235.06 billion, showing an on-month decrease close to 25% and an on-year decrease of...

Intel may obtain 10% of Apple A7 processor orders, say institutional investors

Mar 12, 16:00

Foundry service providers Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) and Samsung Electronics are reportedly competing for Apple's A7 processor orders. Rumors regarding the...

Samsung, Apple to step into path toward wireless charging for smartphones

Mar 8, 12:01

Following the steps of Nokia, LG Electronics and HTC, Samsung Electronics and Apple are expected to add wireless charging capability to their flagship models in 2013, according to...

Apple iPad and iPad mini shipments may be affected by lack of touch screen sensors

Mar 7, 14:20

Japan-based Nissha Printing, Apple's main supplier of thin-film touch sensors for the iPad mini, may not be able to supply enough of the sensors for Apple's next-generation iPad and...

Apple adjusts iPad and iPad mini shipments, supplpy chains expected to be affected

Mar 7, 13:44

Apple is currently adjusting shipment estimates for its iPad and iPad mini products in 2013 to 33 million and 55 million, respectively, according to industry sources.

Component shipments for iMac in March may not bounce back to January level

Mar 5, 11:50

Component shipments for Apple's new iMac suffered a big drop on month in February due to fewer working days caused by the Lunar New Year holidays and March shipments are also expected...

With Intel grabbing Altera orders, can we now begin speculating about future Apple hookup?

Feb 27, 17:38

Since Intel has opened up its fabs to other fabless IC firms, the Silicon Valley giant will pose a threat to TSMC at some point when it comes to high-volume orders, including future...

MEMS microphone shipments rise 57% in 2012, says IHS

Feb 27, 10:32

Shipments of microelectromechanical system (MEMS) microphones in 2012 amounted to 2.05 billion units, up 57% from 1.30 billion in 2011, according to IHS iSuppli. Shipments will climb...

Commentary: How willing are panel makers to invest in IGZO technology?

Feb 22, 14:54

IGZO has energy-saving advantages in the display industry and is currently being developed mostly by Japan-based Sharp. While some other panel makers have started IGZO R&D, there...

GPS fitness watch market to grow 50% in 2013 regardless of Apple rumors, says ABI Research

Feb 18, 15:10

Whether the Apple smart watch rumor is true or not, the GPS fitness watch market is set to reach US$1.07 billion in 2013, according to research firm ABI Research.

Commentary: Retina display for next iPad mini?

Feb 18, 14:54

Apple may introduce the new iPad mini with resolution of 2,048 by 1536, and that would increase the device's production cost by more than US$12/unit. If the prices and specifications...

Android, iOS combine for 91.1% of worldwide smartphone OS market in 4Q12, says IDC

Feb 18, 11:25

Android and iOS, the number one and number two ranked smartphone operating systems (OS) worldwide, combined for 91.1% of all smartphone shipments during the fourth quarter of 2012,...

Apple and Samsung devices displace Nokia worldwide for first time in terms of Internet usage, says StatCounter

Feb 8, 11:33

Apple dislodged Nokia in January 2013 for the first time as the most popular mobile vendor in terms of global Internet usage, according to website analytics company StatCounter. Samsung...

Apple iPhone 4S continues to enjoy strong consumer demand

Feb 6, 12:41

Apple announced iPhone shipments of 47.8 million units in the fourth quarter of 2012 but only half of that volume was the latest iPhone 5; the iPhone 4S still contributed about 20...

Foxconn/FIH prospects clouded by growing concerns over Apple

Jan 31, 15:00

Increasing market concerns over Apple's ability to continue rolling out innovative products have not only affected Apple but also its primary ODM production partner, Foxconn Electronics...

Apple increases iPad with Retina Display to 128GB

Jan 31, 12:17

Apple has announced a 128GB version of the fourth-generation iPad with Retina display. The 128GB iPad with Wi-Fi and iPad with Wi-Fi plus cellular models provide twice the storage...

LG Display sees decreased capacity utilization due to Apple order cuts

Jan 29, 14:38

LG Display has reportedly reduced the capacity utilization rate at its P9 factory to roughly 60% as a result of a large reduction of 9.7-inch iPad panel orders from Apple, according...

Taiwan market: Apple iPad mini far outsells iPad 4

Jan 29, 11:57

In the Taiwan market, the sales volume of the iPad mini and the fourth-generation iPad (iPad 4) are at a ratio of 3:1 for mobile telecom carriers' contract-bundled sale and 4:1 for...

iPad mini enjoys a better sales than iPad 4 in Taiwan

Strong demand for smartphones, heated competition characterize global handset market in 4Q12, says IDC

Jan 28, 11:24

The worldwide mobile phone market grew 1.9% on year in the fourth quarter of 2012, as strong holiday smartphone sales raised shipments of these devices to levels nearly equal to those...

iMac shipments fall over 40% in 4Q12, say Taiwan makers

Jan 25, 16:10

There were an estimated 578,000 new iMacs shipped in the fourth quarter of 2012, dropping 42.8% on quarter and 54.8% on year mainly due to delayed supplies of key components, especially...

Apple reports record results

Jan 24, 19:17

Apple has announced financial results for its 13-week fiscal 2013 first quarter, which ended December 29, 2012. The company posted record quarterly revenues of US$54.5 billion and...

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Samsung surpasses Apple as top global semiconductor customer in 2012, says Gartner

Jan 24, 11:09

Samsung Electronics and Apple both dominated semiconductor demand in 2012, although Samsung overtook Apple as the top worldwide semiconductor customer, according to Gartner.

Apple to see tablet market share dip in 1H13

Jan 23, 15:22

Apple is expected to see the share of its iOS-based iPad and iPad mini in the tablet segment continue to be eroded by an array of Android-based tablets by other branded vendors in...

Apple to release two 4-inch iPhones featuring in-cell touch in 2013, say sources

Jan 22, 15:51

Apple is planning the release of two iPhones in 2013 that are likely to be sized 4-inch and feature in-cell technology, according to industry sources.

TSMC with 20nm SoC most likely to secure chip orders from Apple, says Digitimes Research analyst

Jan 16, 11:42

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is expected to start making an integrated AP/GPU solution for Apple, using 20nm SoC process technology, according to Digitimes Research...

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