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Commentary: Is Huawei carrier business losing growth momentum?

Aug 17, 22:08

Huawei has reported revenues of CNY283.1 billion (US$42.439 billion) for the first half of 2017. The figures were not so bad as they represented an increase of 15% from a year earlier...

Commentary: Taiwan faces challenges in energy transition

Aug 17, 11:49

Taiwan has set a policy to create a "nuclear-free homeland," aiming to phase out nuclear power generation by 2025, increase renewable energy and decrease coal-fueled power. However,...

Commentary: Can Samsung Foundry unseat TSMC?

Aug 3, 21:20

Samsung Foundry has unveiled an aggressive sub-10nm roadmap that scales down to 4nm, and claimed it is looking to unseat United Microelectronics (UMC) as the world's second-largest...

TSMC is the leader in the pure-play foundry sector

Commentary: The US$30 billion question for Foxconn

Aug 3, 16:06

US president Donald Trump revealed at a meeting with a group of small-business leaders August 1 that Foxconn chairman Terry Gou told him privately that his company could invest as...

Commentary: Foxconn US investment a milestone and a challenge

Jul 31, 10:24

The Foxconn Group has kicked off its US$10 billion "Flying Eagle" project in the US and will begin by building an advanced LCD panel manufacturing plant in Wisconsin. The project,...

Commentary: Implications of Samsung 5G networks

Jul 21, 15:24

Samsung Electronics has accelerated the deployments of its 5G networks and will be ready to commence trial operations of the networks during Winter Olympic 2018, and to demonstrate...

Commentary: Power-saving is key concept in smartphone design

Jul 7, 10:00

While new smartphone models for 2017 boast quite a few fresh features such as full screens, OLED panels, biometric systems, quick charge and wireless charge applications, these features...

New smartphone features are designed to save power consumption.

Commentary: Merits of Cisco acquisition policy

Jul 4, 14:45

There have been diverse opinions about Cisco Systems' continued acquisition policy for over the past 25 years, with one of the opinion groups even arguing that the operating benefits...

Commentary: Will Terry Gou consider acquiring Vizio?

Apr 25, 14:36

China-based LeEco claims it has been forced to abandon its planned US$2 billion acquisition of Vizio, the second largest US-based TV vendor, because of regulatory issues. Vizion will...

Commentary: Motherboard players act passively about outcome of the market

Apr 24, 20:30

With PC demand remaining weak and the PC DIY channel continuing to experience decreased sales in the first quarter of this year, motherboard and graphics card players pointed out...

Commentary: TPK, O-film tie-up to bring uncertainty to touch panel industry

Mar 29, 15:18

The announcement of the formation of a strategic alliance between Taiwan-based TPK Holding and its longtime China-based rival Shenzhen O-film Tech comes as a surprise to the touch...

Commentary: The rise of 10.5/11G lines and new forces in global flat panel industry

Mar 7, 15:51

The groundbreaking ceremony held for a 10.5G IGZO TFT-LCD panel plant to be built by Japan-based Sakai Display Products (SDP) in Guangzhou, China heralds a drastic change of the landscape...

Commentary: Xiaomi in-house developed smartphone CPUs face uncertainty

Feb 15, 12:29

It is highly risky for Xiaomi Technology to launch smartphones featuring in-house developed CPUs as the vendor's shipment volumes are not large enough.

Commentary: Foxconn faces obstacles to US panel fab plan

Jan 25, 11:43

Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) chairman Terry Guo has indicated that the company is considering establishing a display panel factory in the US through cooperation...

Commentary: A lesson to be learned from China panel industry headhunting

Jan 16, 14:49

China's relentless efforts of headhunting from Taiwan's semiconductor industry have continued, with the latest target being Shih-wei Sun, ex-CEO of United Microelectronics Corporation...

Commentary: Implications of former TSMC executive serving as independent director at SMIC

Dec 23, 15:44

The catchup being played by China-based Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) to the rank of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has moved one step further...

Commentary: Silicon wafer industry headed for consolidation

Dec 13, 12:30

With Siltronic reportedly drawing interest from China's state-backed industry group, the global silicon wafer industry is expected to go through a period of consolidation in 2017.

Commentary: Can HTC build a VR ecosystem in China?

Nov 25, 12:29

HTC has exerted efforts to help China build up its VR industry in order to establish an ecosystem that will enable it to maintain its leading market position in the VR segment, but...

Commentary: Business outlook for HMD VR devices still unclear

Sep 8, 16:00

With HTC, Samsung Electronics, Oculus and Google keenly developing hardware devices and related software solutions, the virtual reality (VR) industry looks promising. But not all...

Commentary: Taiwan makers reluctant to yield to Apple requests to lower quotes

Aug 19, 14:13

Apple has met resistance from makers in Taiwan's supply chain to lower their quotes for parts and components for iPhone 7 devices, a move which aims to force Apple to discontinue...

Commentary: ARM a must for SoftBank in paradigm shift

Jul 20, 12:46

SoftBank's decision to buy out ARM for GBP24.3 billion (US$32.2 billion) not only highlights the ruthless investment style of SoftBank's chairman and CEO Masayoshi Son, but also indicates...

SoftBank

Commentary: Micron losses set to continue

Jul 19, 14:05

Micron Technology has announced that it will continue to suffer losses in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2016 (June-August 2016), marking three consecutive quarterly losses. The losses...

Commentary: Samsung Display to continue dominating AMOLED market until 2H17

Jun 28, 20:29

A number of flat panel makers in Japan, Taiwan and China are said to have drawn up plans to ramp their AMOLED production capacity in order to counter the dominance enjoyed by Samsung...

A win-win for ASML and HMI

Jun 17, 09:56

ASML through its acquisition of Hermes Microvision (HMI) will further enhance its detection capabilities for extreme ultraviolet (EUV) lithography equipment, while the deal gives...

Commentary: Foxconn moves one step further to become brand operator

May 20, 09:10

The move by the Foxconn Group to take up control of two global technology brands, Sharp and Nokia, in less than two months has raised concerns that the EMS/OEM giant will eventually...

Commentary: Apple expected to see decreasing profits from hardware

Jan 29, 11:47

Apple is expected to see difficulties maintaining strong hardware sales, as sales of iPhone, iPad and Mac-series products during its fiscal first quarter of 2016 were all weaker than...

Commentary: Challenges facing iPhone suppliers

Jan 13, 12:31

Taiwan-based makers in the iPhone supply chain must have been aware that sales of iPhone 6s and 6s Plus have gradually lost their momentum, meaning Apple's orders for iPhones and...

Commentary: Gaming notebooks, VR devices may not be as promising as expected

Dec 30, 14:13

While the production of gaming notebooks and VR (virtual reality) devices looks to be promising in 2016, keen competition in the gaming notebook sector and a lack of supply chain...

Commentary: Is Micron investment in Inotera a good buy?

Dec 18, 11:04

Micron Technology has offered a deal to make Taiwan-based Inotera Memories a wholly-own subsidiary. Micron, which holds a 33% stake in Inotera, is offering to buy the remaining outstanding...

Commentary: TSMC new fab to boost China semiconductor industry

Dec 10, 10:44

The announcement by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) to build a 12-inch wafer manufacturing facility in Nanjing, China heralds the establishment of a cluster of semiconductor...

Commentary: The residue value of feature phones

Dec 7, 22:34

The pace of replacement of smartphones for feature phones is not happening as fast as expected, as the use of handsets by consumers of different regions, the price difference between...

Commentary: Continuing closures at low-generation LCD fabs a sign of the future

Dec 4, 15:17

Decisions by Chunghwa Picture Tubes (CPT) to close down 4.5G facilities and Hydis to close 3G and 3.5G fabs are indicators of weakening demand for low-generation LCD fabs that more...

Commentary: Taiwan IC backend firms facing challenge from fast expanding China competitors

Nov 26, 16:23

A recent media report indicating that China-based Jiangsu Changjing Electronics Technology (JCET) has landed SiP (system-in-package) module orders from Apple could serve as a warning...

China semiconductor investment fund changes the rules of competition, says ASE COO

Nov 6, 14:06

China's national semiconductor industry investment fund has changed the rules of industrial competition, and backed by this fund China-based companies will definitely ramp up the...

ASE COO Tien Wu

Commentary: Tsinghua Unigroup investment in PTI may trigger Taiwan policy change for semiconductor industry

Nov 3, 10:59

The investment of NT$19.4 billion (US$598 million) by China-based Tsinghua Unigroup to take a 25% stake in Taiwan's IC backend service company Powertech Technology (PTI) could lead...

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