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Hard drive industry to continue facing shortage in May

May 10, 01:35

Japan's earthquake in March has significantly impacted the supply status of the hard drive industry and the effect is expected to persist in May with two of the top-5 makers - Western...

Pegatron sees net losses in 1Q11

Apr 28, 01:20

Pegatron Technology has announced net losses of NT$559 million (US$19.38 million) for the first quarter of 2011 with EPS of negative NT$0.25 and gross margin of only 1.8%, all historical...

Wistron estimates over 10% growth in notebook and LCD TV shipments in 2Q11

Apr 28, 01:15

Wistron chairman Simon Lin, at the company's investors meeting on April 27, pointed out that the company's revenue performance in the first quarter of 2011 was lower than expected...

HDD component maker Min Aik expects flat shipments in 2Q11

Apr 26, 01:10

Taiwan-based hard disc drive (HDD) maker Min Aik Technology is expected to see its component shipments remain flat on quarter as several key hard drive components such as aluminum...

Supply of handset image sensors hit by Japan earthquake, says IHS iSuppli

Apr 15, 10:36

The recent earthquake in Japan is impacting the production of CMOS image sensors at two facilities in the country, affecting the supply of these parts to the mobile phone market,...

LED bulb penetration in Japan rising due to earthquake

Apr 13, 10:42

As the earthquake hitting northeastern Japan is expected to raise energy-saving awareness, LED bulbs' share in Japan's lighting market increased from 17% in early March 2011 to 26%...

Sony Ericsson handset shipments partially affected by earthquake, say industry sources

Apr 12, 11:39

Sony Ericsson will reduce shipments, or delay the launch in some markets, for three Android-based smartphones due to short supply of some key components, including those from the...

Elpida says packaging and testing unit affected by earthquake

Apr 8, 14:32

Japan-based memory chip supplier Elpida Memory has disclosed the impact of the earthquake that occurred in northeast Japan on April 7 on its business operations.

Major BT resin producers recovering from Japan earthquake, say IC substrate makers

Apr 7, 01:55

Major producers of bismaleimide-triazine (BT) resin, Mitsubishi Gas Chemical (MGC) and Hitachi Chemical, are recovering faster than expected from the suspension of operations caused...

Acer expects component shortages for tablet PCs and smartphones

Apr 7, 01:15

Commenting about the tablet PC market, Acer Taiwan president Scott Lin pointed out that the company is currently working aggressively over its tablet PCs and is doing a marvelous...

Digitimes Insight: Japan earthquake has limited impact on MEMS industry supply chain

Apr 1, 13:55

Microelectromechanical system (MEMS) applications range from automotive, industrial, military, and popular consumer electronics (CE) products such as smartphones and tablet PCs. Disruption...

MEMS market leaders share, 2010

Anpec seeing boost in orders for fan driver ICs

Apr 1, 01:40

IC design house Anpec Electronics has landed an influx of orders for fan driver ICs, which will buoy its sales in the second quarter of 2011, according to industry sources. The unexpected...

PC market is fine, says Compal chairman

Mar 31, 01:50

Compal Electronics chairman Rock Hsu, commenting on both Hewlett-Packard (HP) and Acer reducing their PC shipment forecasts, declined to comment on its clients, but pointed out that...

Apple to absorb increasing costs created by Japan earthquake

Mar 31, 01:35

Although Japan's power brownout policy is seriously affecting the operations of Japan-based upstream component makers, causing related upstream components to see price rises, since...

Motherboard prices to see second wave of increases in May

Mar 31, 01:15

Motherboard prices, affected by upstream component shortages caused by the Japan earthquake, are set to rise for the second time this year after mid-April, according to sources from...

Digitimes Insight: Japan earthquake has no significant impact on touch panel industry

Mar 30, 14:18

Overall supply of touch panel materials has seen limited impact from the massive earthquake and tsunami that hit northeastern Japan, as most of the production plants are located in...

Japan major touch panel makers

Taiwan lowers 2011 economic growth due to Japan earthquake

Mar 30, 11:16

Taiwan's Council for Economic Planning and Development (CEPD) on March 29 released an official assessment of the impact of Japan's disaster on Taiwan's economy, indicating that Taiwan's...

TPK sees no material shortages

Mar 29, 16:06

Touch panel solution maker TPK Touch Solutions remains optimistic regarding its business, seeing no impact from the Japan disaster. With 30-45 days of material inventory, TPK does...

Shortage of ITO material and delay of equipment to affect LTPS and AMOLED capacity expansion

Mar 29, 01:40

Supply of ITO materials and NF3 gas is reportedly in shortage due to the Japan earthquake, and shipments for equipment from Nikon and Canon reportedly have been delayed also due to...

Digitimes Insight: Earthquake may impact entry-level OLED applications

Mar 28, 11:09

The massive earthquake and tsunami that struck the northeast coast of Japan have not had significant impact on OLED material supply, but may affect entry-level OLED panel applications,...

Damage to Japan-based OLED suppliers

Japan earthquake helps component makers raise prices

Mar 25, 16:36

Taiwan-based upstream component makers have recently been seeing their clients aggressively checking their supply statues and damage from the Japan earthquake in order to secure supplies,...

Digitimes Insight: Sony PS3 supply may run tight due to quake-hit laser diode production

Mar 25, 11:46

The massive earthquake in Japan has impacted the supply chain of Blu-ray Disc (BD) players. Blue laser diodes used in BD players' optical pick-up head units (OPU) are mainly produced...

Sony PS3

Taiwan DRAM makers see supply constraints after July

Mar 25, 01:50

Taiwan-based DRAM chipmakers have notified their PC clients to be prepared for a possible 50% reduction in their output after July, due to issues relating to upstream material supplies,...

Supply of ODD components unaffected by Japan earthquake

Mar 25, 01:35

The supply of components for optical disc drives (ODDs) for notebooks is unlikely to suffer a shortage due to the recent earthquake and tsunami in Japan as major Japan-based suppliers...

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...

PSU maker AcBel saw revenues increase, but gross margin drop in 2010

Mar 24, 01:50

Taiwan-based power supply unit (PSU) maker AcBel Polytech has announced consolidated revenues of NT$22.08 billion (US$745.82 million) for 2010, up 24.19% on year; however, the company's...

Sony, Nintendo console sales impacted by Japan earthquake

Mar 24, 01:25

Supply of Sony's Blu-ray drive pick-up heads is facing danger of seeing shortages as the plants of Sony Shiraishi Semiconductor, a Blu-ray drive pick-up head manufacturing subsidiary...

Taiwan market: Fujitsu launches new Sandy Bridge notebooks

Mar 24, 01:05

Japan-based notebook vendor Fujitsu has launched several new Intel Sandy Bridge-based notebooks including 15.6-inch LifeBook AH531 and LH531, 17.3-inch LifeBook NH751 in Taiwan; although...

Digitimes Insight: Japan earthquake to affect several major IT industries of Korea

Mar 23, 15:05

The earthquake in Japan will bring a significant impact on South Korea, which heavily depends on Japan for the supply of many components and materials.

Japan earthquake's impact on major Korea IT industries

Digitimes Insight: Sony, Renesas, TI impacted by earthquake for supply of ODD components

Mar 23, 12:12

Sony, Renesas Electronics and Texas Instruments (TI), among makers of components of optical disc drives (ODDs) in Japan, have suffered the most impact of the large earthquake hitting...

Sony, Renesas, TI impacted by earthquake for supply of ODD components

Sony expects to suspend production plant for high-end models, Foxconn expected to gain orders

Mar 23, 01:45

In addition to the five production plants in the middle to southern part of Japan which will be affect by supply shortages of materials and components caused by the recent earthquake...

No order cancellations from Japan clients, says TSMC chairman

Mar 23, 01:20

Morris Chang, chairman of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), indicated that though the supply chain was disrupted by the Japan earthquake, clients in Japan have not...

Japan earthquake suspends supply of raw materials used in 25% of global chip production, says IHS iSuppli

Mar 22, 15:00

The Japan earthquake has resulted in the suspension of one-quarter of the global production of silicon wafers used to make semiconductors, according to IHS iSuppli. The 25% reduction...

Digitimes Insight: Japan earthquake impact on IC packaging industry

Mar 22, 14:10

Though several major IC packaging material suppliers have resumed operations at their earthquake-affected plants, there is still growing concern that production will be hampered by...

Global IC packaging production value, 2002-2010

Cal-Comp, Min Aik unaffected by WD-Hitachi GST merger, Japan earthquake

Mar 22, 11:00

Taiwan-based hard disk drive (HDD) component maker Cal-Comp Electronics and its Thailand-based counterpart Min Aik Technology have not been substantially influenced by Western Digital's...

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