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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...

Enterprise board choices with new AMD and Intel CPU platforms: Whom to support?

Jul 21, 11:11

Within one month, both Intel and AMD announced massive, long overdue refreshes of their server processor families, with EPYC and Scalable Xeon (yes, the credit card-style precious...

Frankfurt ISC 2017 post-show European high end computing adventure: a place in Taiwan for it?

Jul 10, 14:19

Half a month in late-June European heatwave may make Computex-time Taipei feel actually comfortable; however there was a good reason this time to endure the heat – the ISC 2017...

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...

Taiwan market: Paypal enhances service by disabling domestic payment processing

Apr 21, 12:35

Digital payments platform Paypal has been forced to stop processing domestic payments between accounts registered in Taiwan in order to comply with local laws and regulations. But...

Corning talks up 3D cell cultures in Taiwan

Apr 18, 16:16

As part of Taiwan president Tsai Ing-wen's five-plus-two innovative industries initiative, Taiwan is looking to transform into a center of biotechnology and medical R&D in Asia...

Richard M. Eglen, Ph.D.<br>Vice President and General Manager Life Sciences<br>Corning

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...

Digitimes Research: Samsung Note 7 issues may help Apple to regain number-1 crown in 4Q16

Oct 11, 20:44

With a series of battery fires reported with Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 and its latest announcement telling customers to turn off the smartphones immediately to prevent further incidents,...

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...

Digitimes Research: 4 million 9.7-inch iPad Pros to ship in 1H16

Mar 23, 15:15

Apple will ship an estimated four million 9.7-inch iPad Pros during the first half of 2016. The 9.7-inch iPad Air 2 will account for the largest portion of all iPads shipped in the...

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...

Digitimes Research: Global all-in-one PC shipments to drop 3.9% on year in 2015

Nov 30, 16:01

With consumer demand for all-in-one PCs remaining weak, and Apple's new high-end iMacs and the price cut for previous-generation models failing to drive sales, Digitimes Research...

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