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Automotive diode maker Actron posts record high revenues in January

Feb 6, 15:32

Automotive diode maker Actron Technology has reported revenues of NT$281 million (US$9.5 million) for January 2013, increasing 18.8% on month and 13.4% on year. The figures were the...

Automotive display demand to reach 70 Million by 2016, says DisplaySearch

Feb 1, 15:44

Shipments of TFT-LCDs used in automobiles for devices such as navigation and rear seat DVD players increased 16% on year to 49 million units in 2012, according to research firm DisplaySearch...

GBM expects auto and handset PCB demand to drive company growth in 2013

Feb 1, 14:24

Global Brands Manufacture (GBM), which makes PCBs and provides PCB assembly services, expects brisk demand coming from the handset and automotive electronics sectors to drive its...

Vehicle LCD shipments to soar 89% in four years, says IHS

Jan 18, 13:59

Global shipments of vehicle LCD will nearly double from 2012 to 2016, partly propelled by a US mandate on rear-view cameras that will result in expanding use in both mid-range and...

Laster Tech tapping China LED automotive lighting market

Dec 4, 21:48

Taiwan-based Laster Tech has been tapping China's LED automotive lighting product markets, and has become a supplier of LED automotive lighting modules for the three largest China-based...

Diode maker Actron 3Q12 profits slip

Nov 2, 14:13

Net profits at automotive diode maker Actron Technology slipped 16.9% sequentially to NT$65 million (US$2.22 million) in the third quarter, due to a lower gross margin and foreign...

Automotive magnetic sensor market stays in high gear in 2012, IHS says

Oct 17, 10:34

Playing a key role in government-mandated automotive safety systems including stability control and tire-pressure monitoring, magnetic sensors are in high demand in the car business,...

Vehicle display market to rise profits for Taiwan panel makers

Jul 20, 15:58

The vehicle display market is expected to increase as navigation screens, rear seat entertainment (RSE) displays and multi-functional in-console monitors are predicted to be used...

NOR flash makers find new growth areas to compensate for slowing sales in cellphones, says IHS

Jul 16, 10:49

NOR flash memory sales growth may be tapering off in mobile handsets and smartphones, but lucrative embedded applications in the tablet, automotive and industrial markets are picking...

Winbond rolls out serial flash for auto electronics application

Mar 1, 10:51

Winbond Electronics has announced that the company is bringing its proprietary SpiFlash serial flash memory technology to the automotive electronics market - a milestone for Winbond...

Winbond enters automotive flash memory market

Demand for auto displays to grow nearly 50% by 2015, says DisplaySearch

Feb 24, 01:50

As flat panel displays become more prevalent in applications such as navigation, multi-functional in-console monitors and rear seat entertainment, shipments for the automotive segment...

Apex Circuit to step into production of LCD, automotive PCBs

Feb 1, 01:25

Apex Circuit International, a PCB maker headquartered in Thailand and listed in Taiwan, will extend its production of PCBs from use in set-top boxes (STBs), TVs, printers and hard...

Nvidia to set up China R&D center of Tegra-based automotive electronics with Foxconn

Dec 19, 14:00

Nvidia president and CEO Huang Jen-hsun on December 16 signed with Tianjin Economic-Technological Development Area (TEDA) for establishing an R&D center of automotive information/entertainment...

Macronix serial flash adopted for Freescale automotive MCU

Dec 16, 14:04

Macronix International has announced a collaboration with Freescale Semiconductor, and its Qorivva MPC5645S MCU, which provides a cost-effective and powerful platform for high-resolution...

Chin-Poon, Unitech land orders shifted from KCE

Dec 6, 16:13

Taiwan-based Chin-Poon Industrial and Unitech Printed Circuit Board have obtained orders for automotive PCBs shifted from Thailand's KCE Electronics since November, according to industry...

Leatec expects strong sales from automotive, LED applications

Nov 30, 10:41

Taiwan-based Leatec Fine Ceramic, which mainly manufactures chip resistor substrates, expects sales to the automotive and LED segments to climb substantially starting the third quarter...

ShineMore starts OTC listing

Nov 29, 14:33

ShineMore Technology Materials, which manufactures copper-clad laminates (CCL) as well as aluminum heat-sink substrates for LED applications, began trading on Taiwan's OTC (over-the-counter)...

Digitimes Research: Vehicle display shipments to grow by CAGR 18.9% in 2011-2014

Nov 28, 16:54

While shipments of small- to medium-size LCD panels for handset applications will continue to make up the largest portion of global shipments of flat panels, vehicle displays are...

Car-use entertainment devices

AKM to outsource more backend processing, says president

Nov 24, 15:52

Japan-based Asahi Kasei Microdevices (AKM), a supplier of mixed-signal ICs for consumer, automotive and communications applications, is looking to raise its backend orders to partners...

AKM president Hideki Kobori

Pressure sensors to become top MEMS device by 2014, says IHS

Oct 28, 12:13

Pressure sensors will become the leading MEMS device by 2014, thanks to their relatively high prices and expanding use in a host of automotive, medical and industrial applications,...

Simplo forecast 2011 net profit 1.3 times capital

Oct 24, 11:04

Simplo Technology, a Taiwan-based maker of battery packs used in notebooks, released its financial report for the third quarter of 2011 and financial forecast for the fourth quarter...

China emerges as fastest-growing automotive MEMS market, says IHS

Sep 23, 10:57

Driven by the aggressive implementation of vehicle safety and pollution mandates, China has emerged as the world's fastest-growing country for sales of automotive MEMS, according...

Tripod Technology adjusts capacity for automotive PCBs

Sep 6, 01:00

Taiwan-based PCB maker Tripod Technology, in view of fast growing demand for automotive PCBs, has increased the production capacity for the product line through appropriating a portion...

Half of IC product categories to see market growth in 2011, says IC Insights

Sep 1, 16:45

IC Insights has forecast that 14 out of the 28 IC market segments it tracks will experience growth in 2011, with seven segments expected to enjoy double-digit increases. The number...

Auto MEMS sensor market to resume healthy growth in 2012, says IHS

Aug 25, 15:38

The automotive MEMS sensor market will reach new heights in 2012, leaving behind the ups and downs of the last two years including the impact of the recent Japan earthquake, according...

X-Fab, Micronas sign foundry deal

Aug 25, 14:40

Analog/mixed-signal IC foundry X-Fab Silicon Foundries and Micronas, a supplier of application-focused sensor and IC system solutions for automotive electronics, have announced the...

CCL supplier ShineMore targets niche segment

Aug 2, 16:02

Taiwan-based ShineMore Technology Materials, a maker of copper clad laminates (CCL), has stepped up its efforts to to expand the application of its products. According to company...

Macronix, Winbond to see increasing overlap in NOR flash products with larger peers

Aug 2, 12:35

Taiwan-based NOR flash chipmakers Macronix International and Winbond Electronics have extended their market reach beyond consumer electronics, and consequently, the overlap between...

Semiconductor sales slip in June, says SIA

Aug 2, 10:04

Worldwide sales of semiconductors for June 2011 were US$24.7 billion, down 1.5% on month and 0.5% on year, according to the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA). Sales in the...

Tablets hold great potential in automotive infotainment systems, says IHS iSuppli

Jun 15, 16:21

Media tablets like Apple's iPad hold strong potential for use as rear-seat entertainment solutions in automotive infotainment systems, new IHS iSuppli research indicates.

Japan earthquake impacts auto industry, says IHS

Mar 24, 14:51

The earthquake and subsequent tsunami have impacted the entire automotive industry supply chain in Japan, including the infotainment segment, according to IHS iSuppli. This will have...

Digitimes Insight: Japan quake likely to cause major disruptions to auto supply chain

Mar 23, 01:50

The earthquake and tsunami in northeastern Japan, the area where the country's major car and parts manufacturing is, will likely cause significant disruptions to the auto industry's...

JEITA: Production value of Japan's and worldwide electronics components, 2008-2011

Digitimes Insight: PC component supply unaffected by quake, but automotive electronics may take hit

Mar 17, 10:28

The PC component supply chain has been little affected by the earthquake-tsunami that hit Japan on March 11, as component makers have moved most of their production to China along...

Northeast Japan: Three major industries

Viking projects over 40% growth in 2011 revenues

Mar 11, 01:10

Taiwan-based Viking Tech, which specializes in the design and manufacture of chip resistors, has forecast that its revenues for 2011 will climb 40-50%. Automotive thin-film resistors...

Global chip sales up 14% on year in January, says SIA

Mar 8, 11:13

Worldwide semiconductor sales for January 2011 were US$25.5 billion, a gain of 1.5% from the prior month when sales were US$25.2 billion, according to SIA. Sales on an annual basis...

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    Osram introduces Oslon Black Flat

    The Oslon Black Flat is the new LED from Osram Opto Semiconductors for automotive frontlighting systems. Equipped with a ceramic converter, the new LED contains a UX:3 chip that...

    Photo: Osram, Sep 21.

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    Winbond TS16949-certified, AEC-Q100-qualified serial flash memory

    Winbond has announced that the firm will provide its TS16949-certified AEC-Q100-qualified serial flash memory devices - featuring densities from two megabits to 256 megabits - to...

    Photo: Company, Mar 2.

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    Spansion FL-S NOR flash

    Spansion has announced what it claims is the industry's fastest serial flash memory, the Spansion FL-S family at 65nm. The series has over 20% faster DDR read speeds and three times...

    Photo: Company, Sep 30.

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    Toshiba SCiB module for automotive use

    Toshiba has announced that its SCiB battery has been selected by Mitsubishi Motors to power two new models of electric vehicles (EV), the i-MiEV and MINICAB-MiEV. The SCiB is Toshiba's...

    Photo: Company, Jun 20.

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    Spansion 2Gb GL-S

    Spansion has announced what it claims is the industry's first single die 2Gb NOR flash memory product for delivering interactive 2D and 3D graphics, animation and video in games,...

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