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Vendors pushing new material design for ultrabooks

Nov 21, 16:01

PC vendors, facing limited capacity and price restrictions for unibody aluminum chassis, have chosen new materials such as high-density fiberglass, and designs such as aluminum chassis...

Kindle Fire teardown reveals cost-saving design, says IHS

Nov 18, 16:32

The IHS iSuppli Teardown Analysis Service has commenced its physical dissection of the Amazon Kindle Fire media tablet and soon will release its preliminary estimate of the device's...

Skymedi, JMicron report growth in October revenues

Nov 11, 01:20

NAND flash controller design houses Skymedi and JMicron Technology have both posted sequential sales growth in October, with the latter setting the highest monthly level for 2011.

Smartphones to buoy Himax 4Q11 revenues, margin

Nov 10, 01:30

With smartphone demand booming particularly in China, driver IC design house Himax Technologies expects its fourth-quarter revenues to register flat to slight growth sequentially...

Asustek, Acer reduce ultrabook orders by 40%

Nov 10, 01:25

Asustek Computer and Acer have recently reduced their ultrabook orders from 250,000-300,000 units originally to 150,000-180,000 units by the end of 2011 due to the unsatisfactory...

Dell to expand Taiwan Design Center staff for cloud computing business

Nov 4, 01:00

Dell on November 3 announced additional investment in Taiwan to mainly expand staff at its Taiwan Design Center from 600 members currently to 700 in an attempt to strengthen its ability...

ALi, Capella expect lower revenues in 4Q11

Nov 3, 16:30

IC design firms ALi and Capella Microsystems expect their fourth-quarter revenues to decrease on quarter, citing low seasonal demand.

PC hinge maker SZS reports profit growth in 3Q11

Oct 27, 01:35

Taiwan-based PC hinge maker Shin Zu Shing (SZS), benefited from Intel's ultrabook products which helped raise demand for customized hinge, and saw its profit in the third quarter...

Taiwan IC design firms look to smartphones for growth

Oct 20, 15:39

Major Taiwan-based IC design houses including MediaTek, MStar Semiconductor, Novatek Microelectronics, ILI Technology (Ilitek), Orise Technology and Sitronix Technology will look...

MStar, ALi September revenues up; Novatek, Richtek revenues down

Oct 7, 13:39

IC design houses MStar Semiconductor and ALi have reported strong sales for September as fellow companies Novatek Microelectronics and Richtek Technology have suffered a sequential...

TSMC to visit Apple for more talks

Oct 6, 01:30

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has sent a 60-member team, which includes staff from its IC design service partner Global UniChip, to Silicon Valley-based Apple...

TSMC groundbreaking ceremony for Fab 15

IC design house On-Bright to debut on OTC market

Newswatch - Sep 30, 17:09

On-Bright Electronics, a IC design subsidiary of the Lite-On Group in Shanghai, China, will debut on Taiwan's OTC (over-the-counter) securities market on October 18, according to...

Taiwan-based IC design houses upbeat for 4Q11 and 2012 outlook

Sep 26, 12:46

Taiwan-based IC design houses are positive about the outlook for the fourth quarter of 2011 as well as for 2012 due to increasing popularity of low-priced consumer electronics products,...

Genesys Logic expects sales of USB 3.0 chips to expand in 2012

Sep 23, 10:29

IC design house Genesys Logic expects revenues generated from its USB 3.0 products to grow substantially in 2012. As a proportion of company revenues, sales of the segment will likely...

Global Unichip 3Q11 revenues to rise 15-20%

Sep 22, 01:10

IC design service provider Global Unichip is expected to report 15-20% sequential growth in revenues for the third quarter of 2011, as orders for 65nm and 40nm non-recurring engineering...

Ultrabook platform may not benefit ODMs

Sep 20, 01:05

Taiwan-based notebook ODMs may not benefit much from the Ultrabook platform, despite downstream branding partners mostly being optimistic about the new device, according to sources...

MediaTek August sales up 16% on-month

Sep 8, 01:10

IC design house MediaTek has reported NT$8.31 billion (US$285 million) in consolidated revenues for August 2011, up 16.3% sequentially. The figure also represented the highest monthly...

Tablet demand to buoy revenues for IC designer iML

Sep 1, 01:05

A ramp-up in orders for tablet PCs is expected to buoy the sales performance of IC design house Integrated Memory Logic (iML) in the fourth quarter of 2011, according to company general...

IC design houses receiving more large-volume orders from tablet PC sector

Aug 31, 13:46

Some Taiwan-based touch controller and analog IC makers have recently received large-volume orders from the tablet PC sector as a number of tablet PC vendors plan to launch new models...

IC designer Sonix sees profits up 59% in 2Q11

Newswatch - Aug 29, 16:07

Consumer IC design house Sonix Technology saw its net profits soar 59% sequentially to NT$214 million (US$7.36 million) in the second quarter of 2011. Second-quarter EPS reached NT...

Himax, Richtek see slow growth in 3Q11

Aug 11, 01:05

LCD driver IC design firm Himax Technologies and Richtek Technology, an analog IC designer, both expect their sales performance to come below seasonal patterns in the third quarter...

Razer sets up design center in Taiwan

Aug 10, 01:00

California-based Razer, a global developer of own-brand gaming peripherals, on August 9 announced the opening of a design center in Taiwan, with an initial team made up of 20 design...

Taiwan IC design firms look to decreased gross margins for 3Q11

Aug 5, 11:25

Most Taiwan-based IC designers are expected to see their gross margins continue to edge down in the third quarter of 2011 as demand for their products will be weaker than expected...

Lack of metal chassis capacity pushing ultrabook vendors to adopt fiberglass

Aug 4, 01:30

Intel and notebook brand vendors have recently been aggressively searching for new chassis materials as capacity for magnesium-aluminum chassis, which is the most popular choice for...

Comparative tablet teardowns reveal iPad design advantages, says IHS iSuppli

Aug 2, 12:29

In the 15 months since the introduction of the iPad, competitive tablet manufacturers still can't match the design efficiency of Apple's groundbreaking product, according to an IHS...

ODD shipments still facing a crisis in 2H11 as Intel focuses on the ultrabook

Aug 2, 01:25

Optical disc drive (ODD) shipments are facing a great uncertainty in the future as Intel is aggressive pushing its new ultrabook design, which will not require the adoption of an...

Acer, HP undergoing management reshuffle

Jul 19, 01:05

Acer, on July 18, announced it has recruited Dave Chan, former Hewlett-Packard (HP) China vice president, as general manager of its Touch Business Group in China. Also, while company...

Acer and HP

Most IC design houses post sequential drops in June revenues

Jul 8, 14:13

While MediaTek, Global Unichip and Faraday Technology have managed to reach their low-end revenue targets for June, fellow IC design houses including Global Mixed-mode Technology...

Touch panel IC designer EETI posts 18% sequential drop in June sales

Jul 7, 01:25

IC design house Egalax_empia Technology (EETI), which specializes in touch panel controllers and solutions, saw its June revenues decline 18% on month, but rise 77% on year, to NT$93.45...

EETI touch solutions making inroads in China tablet PC market

Jun 23, 13:58

IC design house Egalax-empia Technology (EETI) expects its touch controller solutions to begin making inroads into the white-box tablet PC segment in China in the third quarter of...

Intel to launch Ivy Bridge in March 2012

Jun 21, 01:25

Intel has recently decided to launch its next-generation Ivy Bridge CPU in March of 2012, back from its original schedule at the end of 2011 to allow a better transition between the...

Orise 3Q11 revenues likely to rise over 20%

Jun 16, 01:55

LCD driver IC design house Orise Technology is expected to enjoy revenue growth of more than 20% sequentially in the third quarter of 2011, buoyed by growing shipments to handset...

Novatek May revenues up on-month, Orise down

Jun 9, 01:50

Novatek Microelectronics has announced revenues grew 3.9% sequentially to NT$3.18 billion (US$111 million) in May 2011 while fellow LCD driver IC design company Orise Technology posted...

Computex 2011: Shuriken-panel notebooks make their debut

Jun 1, 01:15

Notebook models with Shuriken ultra-thin panel technology debuted at Computex 2011 with Taiwan-based Compal Electronics and Acer as well as some of Compal's downstream partners such...

Acer Shuriken-based notebook

Computex 2011: Asustek announces Padfone, bundling smartphone with tablet PC

May 31, 01:20

Taiwan-based notebook brand vendor Asustek Computer, at its pre-Computex press conference, announced its Padfone, bundling a 4.3-inch smartphone with a 10-inch tablet PC for an estimated...

Asustek chairman Jonney Shih introducing Padfone
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  • Intel+14nm+fanless+mobile+PC+reference+design

    Intel 14nm fanless mobile PC reference design

    Intel has revealed its 14nm fanless mobile PC reference design. The 2-in-1 is a 12.5-inch screen that is 7.2mm thin with keyboard detached and weighs 670g. It includes a media dock...

    Photo: Company, Jun 6.

  • Osram+Ostar+Projection+P2W

    Osram Ostar Projection P2W

    Osram Opto Semiconductors has introduced two new high-power versions of the Osram Ostar Projection for projectors with a brightness of up to 1700 lumen. The Osram Ostar Projection...

    Photo: Company, Dec 18.

  • Toshiba+MQ02ABF+slim+HDD

    Toshiba MQ02ABF slim HDD

    Toshiba has announced the launch of slim 7mm-height 2.5-inch, two-platter, 5,400 RPM SATA hard disk drives (HDD). The new MQ02ABF series, Toshiba's first two-platter 7mm-height HDD...

    Photo: Company, Oct 28.

  • Osram+Dragon+Dome

    Osram Dragon Dome

    Osram's Dragon Dome provides a focused beam of high-power Infrared LED (IRED) with a range of more than 100 meters. It has a compact design and does not need an external lens. With...

    Photo: Company, Oct 8.

  • Samsung+3D+V%2DNAND+SSD

    Samsung 3D V-NAND SSD

    Samsung Electronics has introduced a solid state drive (SSD) based on its 3D V-NAND technology. The new SSD, unveiled during a keynote at the Flash Memory Summit 2013 in California,...

    Photo: Company, Aug 19.

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