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Sapphire pricing drops 30% in September due to weak demand in LED market, says report

Oct 1, 15:48

The average monthly price of sapphire has fallen by more than 30% on year in September 2015, according to LEDinside. This decline is the result of suppliers expanding their production...

Commentary: Will EPD demand increase due to LCD impact on vision?

Oct 1, 10:13

Display makers believe device vendors are increasingly concerned about the effects LCD screens have on peoples' eyes and therefore believe that EPD solutions will see increased demand...

Weak demand causes 5% drop in TV sales in China during Mid-Autumn Festival and National Day, says report

Sep 29, 20:36

Combined TV set shipments of the six major China TV brands – Changhong, Hisense, Haier, Konka, Skyworth and TCL – will total 58.43 million in 2015, according to WitsView...

IC backend houses to stay cautious as TSMC warns of sales drop in 4Q15

Sep 25, 12:28

With Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) forecasting a sequential decline in fourth-quarter revenues, Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) and other backend companies...

Asia and Americas to push global PV demand up to 58GW in 2016, says report

Sep 25, 12:20

Major regional markets (i.e. China, the US and Japan) and other emerging markets continue to drive demand growth of 2015's photovoltaic (PV) market. According to EnergyTrend, the...

J Touch expects rising demand for metal mesh

Newswatch - Sep 23, 15:57

Touch panel maker J Touch is unfolding new metal mesh panels in the third quarter of 2015 and expects shipments of the technology to comprise a single-digit revenue proportion in...

Chinese handset OEMs to increase demand for smartphone sensors, IHS says

Sep 23, 11:29

Apple and Samsung will remain the dominant buyers of sensors for smartphones through 2019; however, their share of sensor spending will fall, according to IHS.

Acer expects 80% growth in 2-in-1 device shipments in 2015

Sep 22, 15:46

With Apple's iPad Pro and Microsoft's upcoming Surface Pro 4 2-in-1 device expected to stimulate demand, Acer's Notebook Business Group president Jerry Kao expects the company's 2-in-1...

Prices drop for LED bulbs and components in August, says LEDinside

Sep 16, 12:25

The global average price of 40W replacement LED light bulbs fell 1.5% in August to US$10.90, while the 60W replacement LED light bulbs fell 2.3% to US$14.90, according to LEDinside...

Worldwide wearable shipments to reach 173.4 million by 2019, says IDC

Sep 15, 15:37

A growing list of vendors, a proliferation of devices, experiences, and price points, and steady consumer adoption will fuel growth in the worldwide market for wearable devices. According...

Motech, Neo Solar, Tainergy, Giga Solar expected to benefit from 2016 potential demand in China

Sep 11, 11:34

As the China government may not reduce feed-in tariffs for PV generators established in 2016, China-based PV module makers expect large demand in the year, which should benefit Motech...

Supply chain conservative about Apple iPad Pro

Sep 10, 12:25

Apple has announced its 12.9-inch iPad Pro priced starting at US$799 and will start selling the tablet in November, but sources from the upstream supply chain pointed out that their...

Apple iPad Pro tablet

iPhone demand estimated at 45-50 million units for 3Q15, 70-80 million units for 4Q15, say Taiwan makers

Sep 8, 14:00

Total shipments of iPhone devices, including updated iPhones which are to be unveiled shortly, are expected to total 45-50 million units in the third quarter of 2015 and hit 70-80...

IC demand unlikely to pick up until 2Q16, says TSIA chairman

Sep 4, 10:46

Nicky Lu, chairman of the Taiwan Semiconductor Industry Association (TSIA), has expressed caution about the semiconductor market in the second half of 2015. Demand is unlikely to...

Nicky Lu

Schott optimistic about thin glass demand in the semiconductor industry

Sep 2, 22:11

Schott is optimistic about the roll that thin glass products will play in the market, particularly in the semiconductor industry where thin glass substrate demand is on the rise,...

Taiwan solar cell makers see demand in excess of capacities in September

Aug 28, 14:06

Taiwan-based crystalline silicon solar cell makers have obtained orders in excess of production capacities in September, according to the makers.

Semiconductor equipment suppliers brace for layoffs

Aug 28, 10:31

Layoffs could hit the global semiconductor equipment industry later in 2015, with some players considering cutting 10-15% of their workforce, according to industry sources.

Global PC demand impacted by currency depreciation and high inventory, says Acer CEO

Aug 27, 16:12

Global PC demand was weaker than expected in early 2015 due to impacts from changes in foreign exchange rates and vendors' inventory levels, according to Acer CEO Jason Chen.

China PV module demand may see downturn in October

Aug 27, 14:54

While Taiwan-based crystalline silicon solar cell makers have seen increases in orders from China, especially for high-efficiency models, China's demand for PV modules is likely to...

Chip orders for notebooks picking up

Aug 26, 20:53

IC demand for notebooks is picking up, and the outlook for replacement demand triggered by Microsoft's Windows 10 is more positive, according to sources at Taiwan-based PC-related...

Turkey PC market declines amid weak consumer and public sector demand, says IDC

Aug 21, 16:02

Ongoing social and political unrest across the country caused Turkey's PC market to suffer a dramatic on-year decline during the second quarter of 2015, according to the latest figures...

Second-tier IC foundries face low utilization in 4Q15

Aug 21, 10:51

Second-tier IC foundries will struggle to maintain their capacity utilization rates above 60% in the fourth quarter of 2015, due to disappointing demand for smartphones, tablets,...


Demand for novel display materials set to surge in 2H15, says IHS

Aug 20, 14:34

Starting in the second half of 2015, the overall consumption of AMOLED materials will surge, as LG Display increases the production of WOLED TV panels. In the first half of 2015,...

Global demand response spending expected to total US$6.2 billion from 2015-2024, says report

Aug 18, 15:43

As regulatory trends and economic factors continue to change the energy landscape, system operators are increasingly relying on demand response (DR) to provide reliability to the...

TV-panel driver IC suppliers remain pessimistic

Aug 14, 15:43

Panel-use LCD driver IC design houses and related backend suppliers have been conservative about demand for LCD TVs during the second half of 2015 despite the period being a traditional...

AIO PC demand from China Internet cafes rising

Aug 14, 10:59

Despite the PC market's weak performance, all-in-one (AIO) PCs have become popular in China's Internet cafe market after the China government relaxed the restrictions on Internet...

Catcher sees healthy CNC machine industry for next 1-2 years

Aug 7, 12:11

Responding to market watchers' concerns about CNC equipment demand as Japan-based CNC equipment maker Fanuc has recently announced poor financial performance, Catcher Technology chairman...

Catcher expects strong 4Q15

Aug 6, 15:19

Catcher Technology hosted an investors conference on August 5, explaining its recent operations and commenting on market watchers' concerns about Apple's next-generation iPhone and...

Demand for low-efficiency PV modules comes out in US market

Aug 4, 10:55

While PV modules made of 60 polycrystalline silicon solar cells with power output of 260W have become mainstream models, demand for modules with lower power output of 245W or 250W...

Taiwan IC design houses expect orders for handsets to pick up in August

Jul 31, 15:33

IC demand for handsets is expected to pick up in August buoyed by an influx of orders from China, according to sources at Taiwan-based IC design houses.

High-end graphics cards become new focus for vendors

Jul 30, 14:08

Graphics card players have recently started turning their focuses to mid-range and high-end graphics cards as related demand from enthusiast gamers continues to rise despite the fact...

Taiwan IC firms positive about demand for USB 3.1 Type-C solutions

Jul 30, 13:57

Taiwan-based IC design companies including ASMedia Technology, Etron Technology and VIA Labs are all gearing up to offer USB 3.1 Type-C solutions as they anticipate the interface...

AUO expects weak panel demand in 2H15

Jul 29, 14:47

AU Optronics (AUO) expects the panel market to be weak in the second half of 2015 due to customers adjusting reserves. This will affect the company's large-size panel shipments, which...

Demand for UV-A LED may take off in 2015, say Taiwan makers

Jul 29, 12:08

As the LED backlighting market is approaching saturation and prices for LED lighting, despite growing demand, have been falling, many LED makers have been developing UV (ultraviolet)-A...

Semi material distributor Topco positive about silicone business

Jul 27, 19:53

Semiconductor material distributor Topco has expressed optimism about demand for silicon materials which can be applied to a broad range of applications including PC peripherals,...

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  • Toshiba+Serial+Interface+NAND

    Toshiba Serial Interface NAND

    Toshiba has launched a new line-up of NAND flash memory products for embedded applications that are compatible with the Serial Peripheral Interface (SPI). Wide ranging applications...

    Photo: Company, Oct 23.

  • Samsung+12Gb+LPDDR4+DRAM

    Samsung 12Gb LPDDR4 DRAM

    Samsung Electronics has announced that it is mass producing 12Gb LPDDR4 (low power, double data rate 4) mobile DRAM chips based on its 20nm process technology. The new LPDDR4 is...

    Photo: Company, Sep 18.

  • Acer+Chromebook+11

    Acer Chromebook 11

    Acer displayed a series of Chromebooks with display sizes ranging from 11- to 15-inch at Computex 2015. Acer is currently the largest Chromebook vendor worldwide and is seeing demand...

    Photo: Joseph Tsai, Jun 11.

  • Memoright+GTR%2Dseries+SSD

    Memoright GTR-series SSD

    Memoright will present its military and industrial ruggedized SSDs at the 2011 CeBIT show from March 1-5, and Embedded World 2011 from March 1-3 (Hall 12, 479). The products include...

    Photo: Company, Feb 23.

  • Samsung+S2+Portable+3%2E0

    Samsung S2 Portable 3.0

    Samsung Electronics has announced its new 2.5-inch external hard disk drive (HDD), the S2 Portable 3.0. The new Samsung external HDD features an on-board SuperSpeed USB 3.0 interface...

    Photo: Company, Aug 26.

China Internet TV and OTT market developments
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