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  • Last update: Wednesday 24 June 2015 [368 news items]

Inventory build-up hits solar wafer firms

May 17, 11:11

The falling price of solar wafers and contracting capacity of solar cell makers have caused many wafer firms in China and Taiwan to decrease production since April, according to industry...

HP places strong notebook orders in May and June

May 17, 01:10

First-tier notebook brand vendor Hewlett-Packard (HP) has recently notified its upstream component partners that its component shortage issues have already been resolved with its...

Shortage of smartphone and tablet PC components emerging

May 12, 01:20

Despite both upstream and downstream PC and smartphone players claiming to have not seen any component shortages and that they will see normal supplies until the end of May 2011,...

Second-tier notebook vendors suffering as Acer cleans inventory

May 6, 13:25

Taiwan-based vendor Acer has lowered prices for existing notebook models in emerging markets, including Eastern Europe, Turkey, the Philippines, Indonesia and some countries in South...

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Massive launch of tablet PCs may result in excess inventory for players

May 4, 16:39

Non-Apple tablet PC players are at high risk of facing excess tablet PC inventory in the second half of 2011 as first-tier smartphone and notebook vendors as well as second-tier vendors...

Europe backlog of solar products may trigger 'race to the bottom'

May 4, 13:52

The backlog problem in Europe continues to hover over the solar industry. The estimation at the end of March for backlogs of solar modules is around 4-4.5GW. However, the backlog...

Lite-On IT expects 10% growth in slim optical drive shipments in 2011

Apr 28, 01:50

Lite-On IT expects its slim-type optical drive shipments to have 10% growth in 2011 with its new business model of slowly expanding its share, according to the company.

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...

Samsung sees growth in 1Q11 notebook shipments, the only vendor among top-10

Apr 26, 01:00

Top-10 notebook brand vendors worldwide saw their notebook shipments in the first quarter of 2011 drop sequentially with the only exception being Korea-based Samsung Electronics,...

Asustek remains optimistic about 2Q11, despite Acer dropping forecast

Apr 21, 01:15

Although Acer recently reduced its PC shipment forecast for the second quarter, Asustek Computer remains optimistic about its revenue performance for the quarter as the company was...

Glass yarn prices to rise on Japan supply disruption

Apr 7, 11:05

Quotes for fiber glass yarns are likely to increase in April, mainly due to failure of supplies from Japan, according to industry sources.

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...

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...

Taiwan market: Motorola announces pre-order for 10-inch Xoom

Mar 29, 01:10

US-based handset brand Motorola has announced pre-order for 200 of its 10-inch Xoom tablet PC in Taiwan with the price of the 32GB model at NT$19,980 (US$678) and will start shipping...

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,...

Notebook panel prices remain unchanged

Mar 22, 02:00

With enough inventory in stock, prices for 13.1- to 15.6-inch notebook panels are expected to remain the same, despite strong orders from brand vendors, and will not change before...

Taiwan market: Gray import digital cameras seeing increase in price

Mar 22, 01:20

Gray import digital cameras in Taiwan have seen their prices increasing as channel retailers concerned that the Japan's earthquake could cause the digital camera industry to see supply...

Macronix holds sufficient wafer inventory

Mar 21, 14:19

Macronix International currently has two to three months worth of wafer inventory, which is sufficient enough to fulfill orders over the short term, according to company chairman...

Japan earthquake prompts Advantech to start stockpiling inventory for 3Q11, says paper

Newswatch - Mar 18, 16:11

Taiwan-based industrial PC (IPC) maker Advantech has begun stockpiling inventory due to supply chain disruptions caused by the Japan earthquake, as the company has significant demand...

Japan earthquake to upset LCD TV supply chain

Mar 18, 15:59

The global LCD TV supply chain has been upset by the earthquake in Japan on March 11, and shipments of upstream materials and components for LCD TVs have been hampered.

Adata sees no supply disruption concerns

Mar 18, 01:00

Memory module firm Adata Technology has adequate inventory and multiple sources for chips, which will help it mitigate potential disruptions caused by the recent earthquake in Japan...

Japan earthquake: Taiwan digital camera industry to see limited short-term impact

Mar 17, 01:55

Taiwan-based digital camera makers Altek and Ability, in response to Japan's earthquake, pointed out that they have already confirmed with their Japan-based upstream CCD suppliers...

PC supply chain still has up to 3 months of inventory, says Acer Taiwan president

Mar 17, 01:10

Acer Taiwan president Scott Lin has pointed out that the PC industry's upstream supply chain still has an inventory level of about 2.5-3 months, and therefore will only see limited...

DRAM makers hold 1-2 months of wafer inventory

Mar 16, 15:39

DRAM chipmakers currently have one to two months of wafer inventory, industry sources estimate, adding that there should be no interruptions in their supplies between March and April...

AWSC to see revenues recover in March

Mar 16, 01:30

GaAs IC foundry Advanced Wireless Semiconductor Company (AWSC) expects revenues to recover in March 2011 thanks to power amplifier (PA) maker Skyworks resuming normal orders.

External keyboards for tablet PC expected to see weak demand

Mar 10, 01:05

Despite most first-tier tablet PC players have designed their products with support of an external keyboard, Taiwan-based keyboard makers are taking a conservative attitude about...

Hard drive shipments expected to see a double-digit growth sequentially in 2Q11

Mar 3, 01:25

Hard drive shipments in the first quarter of 2011 are expected to see a sequential drop of 4-5% to only about 155-165 million units as notebook vendors face inventory pressure generated...

Labor Day holiday in May to help generate panel prices and shipments

Feb 25, 01:05

Better-than-expected sales during the Lunar New Year holiday in China helped digest panel inventory levels in the system-end market, and with the upcoming Labor Day holidays in May,...

Raydium reports NT$20 EPS for 2010

Feb 23, 01:05

LCD driver IC design house Raydium Semiconductor has announced revenues of NT$9.172 billion (US$311 million) for 2010, and net income came to NT$1.282 billion or NT$19.97 a share...

Retail channel hoping for Sandy Bridge-based MacBook Pro by end of February

Feb 22, 01:00

Apple may launch an upgraded version of MacBook Pro notebooks before the end of February with the possibility of adopting Intel's Sandy Bridge processor, according to sources from...

China market: More TV price-cut promotions expected before March

Feb 18, 01:20

More price-cut promotions are expected in China's TV market for new models scheduled to hit the market in March, as sales during the Lunar New Year holidays were lower-than-expected...

NAND flash contract prices flat in 1H February, says DRAMeXchange

Feb 17, 12:00

Contract prices for NAND flash memory continued to hold flat in the first half of February, according to latest data gathered by DRAMeXchange. Prices for late January turned soft...

Semiconductor inventories swell to alarming level, says iSuppli

Feb 17, 10:55

Global inventories held by semiconductor suppliers surged to their highest level in two-and-a-half years during the fourth quarter of 2010, a development that could spell trouble...

Inventory spike to hit solar supply chain in 1Q11, says IHS iSuppli

Feb 17, 10:52

While new photovoltaic (PV) installations are expected to rise robustly in 2011, the road to growth will be bumpy, with inventories throughout the solar industry expected to surge...

Pixart 1Q11 revenues could decline 20% sequentially, says chairman

Feb 16, 01:10

Pixart Imaging, which specializes in CMOS image sensors, expects first-quarter 2011 revenues to decline 20% sequentially due to inventory adjustments by games console clients, company...

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