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Foxconn Chengdu plant produces less than 30% of total iPad 2 demand

May 23, 11:27

Production has been suspended at a Foxconn factory in Chengdu City, western China, following an explosion that left three dead and 15 injured on May 20. The plant recently started...

Accident at Foxconn's Chengdu plant not affecting iPad 2 assembly lines, says newspaper

Newswatch - May 22, 21:01

The explosion and consequent fire breaking out at Foxconn's production base of iPad 2 in Chengdu City, western China, has not affected the assembly lines of the tablet PC, according...

Explosion at Foxconn factory in Chengdu, impact of iPad 2 production still uncertain

May 21, 18:28

An explosion occurred at a factory building inside Foxconn's (Hon Hai Precision Industry) production base in Chengdu City, western China, on the evening of May 20, killing two employees...

Taiwan market: iPad 2 may launch in the next 1-2 weeks

May 17, 01:20

The official launch schedule of Apple's iPad 2 in Taiwan remains unconfirmed despite some channel retailers already rumored that the launch will be on May 20, since Apple product-only...

Notebook players blame Android unsatisfactory performance on lack of content

May 17, 01:15

Commenting on Nvidia CEO Huang Jen-hsun recently blamed Android's unsatisfactory sales to some tablet PC players' marketing and pricing strategy, sources from notebook players pointed...

Supply chain may not be able to satisfy demand from Apple

May 12, 01:05

Taiwan-based electronics manufacturing service (EMS) provider Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) is reportedly facing a shortage of both labor and materials at its plants...

Small-size panel shortage could impact 2Q11 DSC shipments

May 3, 01:10

Taiwan-based digital still camera (DSC) makers including Ability Enterprise, Altek, Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) and Asia Optical may see their DSC shipments in...

Wintek comments on report speculating fewer-than-expected orders for iPad 2

Stockwatch - May 2, 17:08

A recent Chinese-language Commercial Times report cited market rumors as saying Wintek has secured less than 30% of Apple's total contract orders for touch panels used in...

Worldwide PC market up 7% as pads fuel growth, says Canalys

Apr 28, 16:42

Canalys has announced that the PC market grew 7% in the first quarter of 2011, as the pad market, led by Apple's iPad, continued to bolster growth. Once again, Apple set the standard...

Three Foxconn employees charged for leaking iPad 2 design, says report

Apr 28, 15:07

Three employees from Taiwan-based Foxconn Electronics' (Hon Hai Precision Industry's) plants in Shenzhen, China, have been charged with leaking iPad 2's design to outside accessory...

Darfon sees sequential drop in 1Q11 revenues

Apr 28, 01:40

Taiwan-based PC accessory maker Darfon Electronics has announced consolidated revenues of NT$6.12 billion (US$212.21 million), down 8.7% sequentially with gross margin of 9.9% down...

Apple shipment shortfall prompts cut in 2011 iPad shipment forecast, says IHS iSuppli

Apr 22, 15:01

Manufacturing issues at Apple led to a shortfall in iPad 2 shipments in the first quarter, prompting IHS iSuppli to reduce its forecast for 2011. IHS iSuppli now forecasts Apple will...

CMI aims to start shipping IPS panels for iPad in May, say Taiwan makers

Apr 19, 11:07

TFT-LCD panel maker Chimei Innolux (CMI) is making efforts to hike yield rates for its production of IPS (in-plane switching) panels to a level required for use in the iPad, and hopes...

Appearance of non-Apple tablet PCs to boost 10-inch panel prices

Apr 12, 01:15

The price of 10-inch panel in the second half of April is expected to rise slightly as non-Apple tablet PC vendors will launch their devices in the second quarter, according to sources...

Rumors about new iPad specifications not taken seriously by component makers

Apr 12, 01:05

The IT market has recently seen rumors that Apple is preparing to adopt AMOLED panel or Full HD resolution support into its new iPad, while the company reportedly will launch its...

RIM PlayBook to benefit Quanta and Foxlink

Apr 7, 01:40

As Research In Motion (RIM) is set to launch its PlayBook tablet PC on April 19 in the US and Canada priced at US$499.99, its upstream assembly partner Quanta Computer and connector...

Cover lens supply key for Apple to reach 2Q11 iPad 2 shipment goal, say sources

Apr 6, 14:08

A sufficient supply of cover lenses for touch panel modules will be the key for Apple and other vendors to reach their shipment goals for tablet PCs in second-quarter 2011, according...

AUO lands panel orders for iPad 2, says paper

Newswatch - Mar 31, 10:32

AU Optronics (AUO) has landed orders for IPS panels for use in Apple's iPad 2, with monthly shipments to reach three million units, according to the Chinese-language Economic...

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...

Acer, Asustek believe tablet PC to aid 2Q11 revenues, market watchers doubt it

Mar 29, 01:50

Taiwan-based notebook brand vendors Acer and Asustek Computer are both optimistic about their tablet PC products can boost their revenues in the second quarter; however, market watchers...

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...

Sintek starts shipments of touch sensors for iPad 2

Mar 25, 01:20

Sintek Photronics started to supply touch sensors for iPad 2 to Apple in March 2011, and along with orders for smartphone from Samsung Electronics, Sintek expects revenues to continue...

New Galaxy Tab may help Samsung lead non-iPad segment

Mar 24, 01:30

Samsung Electronics, on March 23, announced two new sizes for its Galaxy Tab tablet PCs – an 8.9-inch model and a 10.1-inch model – and since Samsung has strong advantages...

Apple considering accepting price hikes to secure supply of touch panels, say Taiwan makers

Mar 23, 12:10

In order to secure sufficient supply of touch panels used in the iPad and iPhone, Apple has talked with Taiwan-based makers, considering some room for them to hike quotes, according...

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...

Players to announce Android 3.0 tablet PCs in near future; concerns for OS support remain

Mar 22, 01:25

Taiwan-based notebook brand vendor Asustek Computer is set to announce its Android 3.0-based 10.1-inch tablet PC on March 25 with Acer, Samsung Electronics and High Tech Computer...

Component supply of iPad 2 still about 2-3 weeks; Foxconn to activate backup measures

Mar 18, 14:38

As there are rumors that Apple will soon be out of product supplies because Japan's earthquake has caused shortages of components are circulating in the IT industry, Foxconn Electronics...

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.

iPad 2 carries bill of materials of US$326.60, says IHS iSuppli

Mar 14, 16:53

With the second-generation iPad, Apple has held the line on the bill of materials (BOM), maintaining virtually the same costs as the first version of the device, an IHS iSuppli teardown...

Shortage of iPad 2 bumping up gray import prices

Mar 14, 16:38

Prices for Apple's iPad 2 in Korea or Hong Kong, where the device has not yet been launched, are being marked at about US$700-1,000, close to double Apple's original price, as Apple...

Dell increases PC market lead over Acer in 4Q10, says iSuppli

Mar 11, 14:15

Dell's competitive position is improving in the global PC market, thanks to strong corporate sales as well as an unlikely helper: Apple's iPad, according to IHS iSuppli.

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...

Standalone application processors are wining in mobility markets, says Petrov Group (part 1)

Mar 8, 15:40

Several years ago there was a widely accepted expectation that application mobile processors would be fully integrated with baseband processors on a single chip. However, today we...

Notebook players may postpone tablet PC launch schedule because of iPad 2

Mar 8, 02:05

Facing strong competition from Apple's iPad 2, notebook brand vendors pointed out that iPad 2's low price of US$499 is leaving tablet PC models with relatively higher prices no room...

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