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Chip inventories swell to levels reminiscent of 2008 downturn, IHS warns

Oct 11, 16:40

Inventories held by semiconductor suppliers in the second quarter of 2011 swelled to levels not seen since the start of the last downturn in early 2008, raising concerns over the...

Production cutbacks insufficient to prevent solar module inventory buildup, says Solarbuzz

Oct 11, 14:06

The release of a national photovoltaic (PV) feed-in-tariff (FiT) policy in July has resulted in a significant increase in PV project development activity in China. According to Solarbuzz,...

Global inventory of solar cells may rise to 12GWp in 4Q11, says Motech CEO

Oct 6, 15:55

There has been a serious global oversupply of crystalline silicon solar cells, with total inventory volumes likely to increase to as much as 12GWp in the fourth quarter of 2011, according...

White-box tablet PC players cut prices to digest inventory

Oct 4, 13:56

White-box tablet PC players have cut their pricing for 7-inch models hoping to clear up their inventory before Amazon's new 7-inch Kindle Fire is released in November priced at US$...

Acer enjoying strong short-term notebook orders for Europe

Sep 22, 01:15

Acer, benefiting from Hewlett-Packard's (HP's) uncertainty about its PC business, has started receiving strong notebook orders from channels in Europe with volumes, as of September...

Current semiconductor inventory at "worrisome" levels, says Gartner

Sep 20, 15:41

Semiconductor days of inventory (DOI) are forecast to plateau in the third quarter of 2011 at worrisome levels given current conditions and the likelihood that consumer and business...

Tekcore clearing out inventory

Sep 15, 12:20

Tekcore has been aggressively clearing out inventories. Tekcore hopes to return to a normal level of inventory turnover. Weak demand in the market has extended Tekcore's inventory...

Notebook vendors keep close eye on end-side inventory levels

Sep 13, 13:38

First-tier notebook brand vendors Hewlett-Packard (HP), Acer and Dell, currently, are closely monitoring their end-side inventory levels and are conservative about placing new orders...

Foundry utilization to remain below 85%, says report

Newswatch - Sep 8, 11:28

Global pure-play semiconductor foundry utilization is unlikely to rise above 85% over the next six months, as the industry continues to work through excessive inventory, the Chinese-language...

HP to launch second-round sales promotion of TouchPad to clear supply chain inventory

Sep 2, 01:30

Hewlett-Packard (HP) plans to launch a second sales promotion for its 9.7-inch TouchPads in late October in an attempt to clear out inventories of components in the supply chain,...

HP TouchPad

Quanta announces 2Q11 results; expects strong growth for cloud computing products

Sep 1, 01:25

Quanta Computer has announced consolidated revenues of NT$274.39 billion (US$9.47 billion) for the second quarter, up 9.1% on quarter, but down 7% on year, while gross margin also...

HP upstream suppliers suffered from piled up TouchPad components

Aug 30, 01:05

As first-tier PC brand vendor Hewlett-Packard (HP) has recently halted all its TouchPad projects, upstream suppliers are currently suffering from the component inventory, which is...

DRAM spot prices rally on speculative trading

Aug 25, 01:15

Spot prices for effectively tested (eTT) chips have seen a slight rebound suggesting speculative inventory stockpiling by traders and channel distributors, according to industry sources...

Acer reports losses for 2Q11

Aug 25, 01:00

Acer has announced preliminary financial results for the second quarter of 2011 with consolidated revenues of NT$102.1 billion (US$3.5 billion), down 32% on year, while operating...

Acer chairman JT Wang

HP PC spin-off plan may cause fierce PC price competition in 4Q11

Aug 23, 01:05

Hewlett-Packard's (HP's) plan of spin off its PC business has already caused a great impact to the PC industry and with the company reportedly already started working on plans to...

Price of sapphire substrates to drop in 4Q11 due to high levels of inventory

Aug 23, 01:00

Weak demand in the LED market has been causing the price for upstream sapphire substrates to drop continuously. The price of 2-inch sapphire substrates dropped to US$15-17/unit in...

Solar power system firms adopt tight inventory controls

Aug 22, 15:00

Backlogs have been plaguing the solar market since the second quarter when demand was low. Downstream system firms have been reportedly adopting tight controls over inventory. The...

Tablet players expected to cut price to digest inventory overstock

Aug 16, 01:00

Non-Apple tablet PC players, facing the fact their devices are having weaker sales than their order volumes, while demand from the retail channel has been quickly shrinking, are expected...

Acer unlikely to increase notebook orders until September, says upstream supply chain

Aug 11, 01:10

Acer is unlikely to increase its notebook orders to upstream partners until September and the company is expected to continue reducing its orders in August, according to sources from...

Compal sees drop in July revenues and notebook shipments

Aug 11, 01:00

Compal Electronics has announced consolidated revenues of NT$55.95 billion (US$1.93 billion) for July, down 6% on month, with combined consolidated revenues from January to July also...

Quanta, Wistron see revenue, notebook shipments drop in July

Aug 9, 01:05

Taiwan-based notebook makers Quanta Computer and Wistron both saw their revenues and notebook shipments drop on month in July due to their downstream clients reducing orders for July...

ASE sees 3-6% growth in 3Q11 shipments

Aug 5, 01:00

IC packager Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) expects shipments to rise only 3-6% sequentially in the third quarter of 2011, well below seasonal patterns.

ASE CFO Joseph

Taiwan distributor files lawsuit against Nintendo

Jul 26, 01:45

Nintendo's Taiwan distributor Hakuyu has filed lawsuit against Nintendo in Taipei accusing Nintendo of ending its distribution right unilaterally, while Nintendo also removed the...

Inventory of TV panels increasing due to ongoing weak demand

Jul 26, 01:35

Weak demand in the LCD TV market has been putting great pressure on panel makers. According to industry sources, While the third quarter has been the traditional high season for LCD...

ASE, SPIL to post up to 5% growth in 3Q11 sales

Jul 22, 01:20

Judging from Intel's revenue outlook, market watchers expect Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) and Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL) to see revenue growth of up to 5%...

LCD driver IC vendors count on small-size models to boost sales

Jul 21, 14:22

Taiwan-based LCD driver IC vendors including Novatek Microelectronics and Himax Technologies have strengthened their deployment in driver ICs for small-size panels recently as demand...

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...

Chip inventories swell in 2Q11, says IHS iSuppli

Jul 8, 10:47

Semiconductor inventory levels at chip suppliers worldwide are believed to have risen for the seventh consecutive month in a row in the second quarter of 2011, as the industry rebuilds...

Acer continues to work on inventory adjustment

Jul 8, 01:25

Acer has continued to work on adjusting its inventory recently and delayed some shipments for the third quarter, according to sources at upstream component suppliers. Brand notebook...

ASE core ATM business posts 4.5% growth in 2Q11 sales

Jul 8, 01:05

Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) saw sales of its ATM (assembly test and material) division decrease 3.7% sequentially to NT$10.55 billion (US$367 million) in June, due to...

Taiwan notebook ODMs see slight sequential shipment growth in 2Q11

Jul 5, 01:30

Taiwan-based notebook makers, facing an impact from Japan's earthquake, competition from tablet vendors and the fact brand vendor significantly cleared inventory, saw their notebook...

Acer, Asustek turn marketing focus to China market in 2H11

Jul 5, 01:15

Acer's notebook inventory clearance bringing a drop to mid-range and entry-level notebook models' average selling price in Europe by 40-50 euro, causing the Europe PC market to fall...

Asustek optimistic about performance in China

Jun 30, 01:40

Asustek Computer, at a product launch conference in China, pointed out that notebook demand in the China market was weak in the second quarter, but as the IT market will enter the...

Acer reportedly planning to launch slide tablet PC in 4Q11

Jun 30, 01:00

Acer reportedly plans to launch a slide tablet PC in the fourth quarter of 2011, targeting the year-end holiday season, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.

ASE says clients working through inventory

Jun 29, 16:47

Clients have slowed down their pace of orders since June, and are working through their chip inventories that were piled up over the previous two months, according to Tien Wu, COO...

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