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Digitimes Research: Top-3 Korea fixed-network players vary in marketing strategies

Nov 20, 15:49

The top-three high speed fixed network communications firms in South Korea have adopted different marketing strategies to attract customer patronages, with the leading player Korea...

Toppan gearing up support for migration to 7nm, 5nm

Nov 7, 11:12

Toppan Printing is gearing up for its foundry customers' migration to 7nm process technology in 2018 and 5nm process in 2019, according to the Japan-based photomask vendor.

Gowin, TSMC team up for 28nm FPGA chips

Nov 3, 11:52

China-based Gowin Semiconductor has announced the development of its first 28nm FPGA product, the GW3AT-100, fabricated by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC).

Digitimes Research: Panel makers stepping up 10.5G development

Oct 5, 15:17

With competition in the TV panel market gradually mounting in the above 55-inch segment, some makers have been aggressively establishing new 10.5G production lines, including: China's...

IT component shortages could worsen during holidays

Oct 2, 15:16

With components including DRAM and panels still in shortages, the long holidays in China, South Korea and Taiwan in October are expected to pose a great challenge to smartphone and...

Component shortages may worsen

Samsung ready to mass produce MRAM chips using 28nm FD-SOI process

Sep 26, 11:32

Samsung Foundry will soon be ready to enter mass production of magnetoresistive random-access memory (MRAM) chips built using 28nm fully depleted silicon-on-insulator (FD-SOI) process...

Japan, Korea, Taiwan among top-5 Google Play markets

Sep 21, 10:59

In terms of app sales revenues, Japan, South Korea and Taiwan are among the top-5 Google Play markets globally, according to James Sanders, Asia Pacific director of Google Play.

James Sanders, Asia Pacific director of Google Play

MediaTek to unveil 5G prototype chip by end-2017

Sep 18, 11:19

MediaTek is expected to complete development of its 5G prototype chip by the end of 2017, and is gearing up for trials of its 5G solutions in 2018, according to industry sources.

TUV Rheinland launches photobiological safety lab in South Korea

Sep 15, 15:09

TUV Rheinland has opened a photobiological safety testing laboratory in South Korea. The new facility will help Korea-based manufacturers of LED products and lighting systems to target...

Fab equipment spending to increase 37% in 2017, says SEMI

Sep 14, 10:49

Fab equipment spending for 2017 is forecast to increase 37% to reach a record high of about US$55 billion, according to SEMI.

Digitimes Research: FTTH fixed-line broadband service enjoys highest growth in Korea

Sep 4, 15:48

For the four types of high-speed fixed-line services - FTTH, FTTB+LAN, HFC (hybrid fiber coaxial) and xDSL - currently available in Korea, the number of FTTH service subscribers increased...

Orders for NOR flash, car electronics chips to buoy Ardentec revenues in 2H17

Sep 1, 11:05

Ardentec has landed a ramp-up of orders for NOR flash memory while seeing stable demand for car electronics chips from Renesas Electronics and Texas Instruments (TI), according to...

Samsung seeking long-term supply contracts with wafer firms

Aug 30, 13:34

Samsung Electronics is striving to sign long-term supply contracts with multiple wafer makers to ensure sufficient silicon wafer supplies for the manufacture of memory chips and logic...

A new Samsung fab in Pyeongtaek to focus on 64-layer 3D NAND flash production

LGD to double OLED TV panel production capacity by 2019

Aug 29, 15:26

LG Display will double its OLED TV panel production capacity to 120,000 substrates a month in 2019, when its new 8.5G production line in Guangzhou, China comes online, according to...

LG Display doubling its OLED TV panel production

China PCB firms step up capacity expansion

Aug 22, 12:09

China-based PCB manufacturers including Suzhou Dongshan Precision Manufacturing (DSBJ) and Jiangxi Holitech Technology have moved to expand their production capacities eyeing a bigger...

China PCB firms expanding production capacity

Top ASE executive indicted for insider trading

Aug 7, 09:10

Advanced Semiconductor Engineering's (ASE) COO Tien Wu and three other company executives have been indicted by the Kaohsiung District Prosecutors' Office for alleged insider trading...

ASE COO Tien Wu indicted for insider trading

Commentary: Can Samsung Foundry unseat TSMC?

Aug 3, 21:20

Samsung Foundry has unveiled an aggressive sub-10nm roadmap that scales down to 4nm, and claimed it is looking to unseat United Microelectronics (UMC) as the world's second-largest...

TSMC is the leader in the pure-play foundry sector

Korea chipmakers looking to expand foundry biz

Jul 21, 14:41

Samsung Electronics, Dongbu HiTek and SK Hynix have stepped up their foundry business expansions, which will as a group pose a threat to the existing major dedicated foundry houses...

Qualcomm net profits fall 40% in fiscal 3Q17 amid Apple dispute

Jul 20, 22:19

Qualcomm has announced revenues for its fiscal third quarter ended June 25, 2017 decreased 11% on year to US$5.4 billion, while net profits fell 40% from a year ago to US$900 million...

TSMC InFO packaging brings more competitiveness to its 7nm process technology

Jul 20, 11:45

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company's (TSMC) integrated fan-out (InFO) wafer-level packaging technology is about to enter its second generation, which will bring more competitiveness...

Chipbond, ChipMOS seeing robust gold bumping demand

Jul 19, 15:37

Backend houses Chipbond Technology and ChipMOS Technologies have both cut into the supply chains of US and Korea smartphone brands with their gold bumping services, and are set to...

IC Insights predicts record annual ASP growth rates for DRAM, NAND flash

Jul 18, 22:22

Sales of both DRAM and NAND are expected to set record highs in 2017, according to IC Insights. In both cases, the strong annual upturn in sales is being driven almost entirely by...

Gogolook offers Whoscall in South Korea

Jul 18, 11:08

Taiwan-based software developer Gogolook has announced it has signed a MoU with South Korea's Financial Services Commission (FSC) to use its Whoscall app to help prevent telephone...

Whoscall helps identify phone frauds

Global semiconductor equipment sales set to reach record high in 2017, says SEMI

Jul 12, 15:11

Worldwide sales of new semiconductor manufacturing equipment are projected to increase 19.8% to total US$49.4 billion in 2017, marking the first time that the semiconductor equipment...

Global Unichip opens new Korea office

Jul 11, 15:35

Taiwan-based Global Unichip, a fabless ASIC design house, has announced the establishment of its new office in Seoul. The move is to enhance both technical and business customer su...

Advantech sees growing June revenues thanks to contribution from Northeast Asia and emerging markets

Jul 11, 14:23

Advantech has announced consolidated revenues of NT$4.37 billion (US$145.96 million) for June, growing 19% from May's NT$3.67 billion and 12.34% from June 2016's NT$3.89 billion,...

Advantech enjoys revenue growths in June

Advantech to build maintenance center in Vietnam, says paper

Jul 5, 14:55

Taiwan-based industrial PC (IPC) maker Advantech has been aggressively expanding into markets including Vietnam and South Korea, according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily...

Samsung begins mass production at new fab

Jul 4, 20:36

Samsung Electronics announced its new semiconductor fabrication line in Pyeongtaek (South Korea) has begun mass production and shipping its first product to customers. The new facility...

Advantech cooperates with Korea Telecom in industrial IoT

Jun 20, 18:02

Industrial computing solution developer Advantech has signed an MoU with Korea Telecom for cooperation to develop industrial IoT solutions, starting with the UBC-222, an IoT gateway...

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SEMI sees record fab spending for 2017, 2018

Jun 15, 22:45

SEMI has predicted record spending for fab construction and fab equipment in 2017 and 2018. Korea, Taiwan and China will all see large investments, and spending in Europe will also...

Biostar, ASRock, Colorful see rising demand for mining motherboards, says paper

Newswatch - Jun 13, 14:56

Because of rising demand for mining cryptocurrencies, motherboard players including Biostar, ASRock and China-based Colorful are enjoying increasing shipments of their mining motherboards,...

Korea replaces Taiwan as largest semiconductor equipment market

Jun 6, 14:55

Worldwide semiconductor manufacturing equipment billings reached a record US$13.1 billion in the first quarter of 2017, according to SEMI. The billings figure was 14% higher than...

Samsung completes qualification of 2nd-gen 10nm process technology

Apr 21, 13:57

Samsung Electronics has announced that its second-generation 10nm FinFET process technology, 10LPP (Low Power Plus), has been qualified and is ready for production. With further enhancement...

Elan fingerprint sensors adopted for smart cards

Apr 14, 12:27

Taiwan-based Elan Microelectronics has announced it is teaming up with smart card integrator Jinco Universal and Korea Smart ID (KSID), a security solution provider, to develop smart...

Sumitomo Chemical to produce curved-surface AMOLED touch panels in South Korea, says Nikkei

Mar 8, 14:50

Japan-based Sumitomo Chemical will invest JPY15 billion (US$132 million) to set up a factory for curved-surface AMOLED touch panels based on thin-film substrates in South Korea, according...

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    Rose Pink Edition of Samsung Galaxy S8+

    Samsung Electronics has released its sixth color edition of the Galaxy S8+ 64GB model: Rose Pink. Starting June 30, the Rose Pink version of the smartphone will be available in select...

    Photo: Company, Jul 4.

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    Samsung PM971-NVMe

    Samsung Electronics has begun mass producing NVM Express (NVMe) PCIe solid state drive (SSD) in a single ball grid array (BGA) package for next-generation PCs and ultra-slim notebook...

    Photo: Company, Jun 2.

  • Samsung+PRO+Plus+128GB+microSD+cards

    Samsung PRO Plus 128GB microSD cards

    Samsung Electronics has unveiled its PRO Plus 128GB microSD card series, which is built with company's MLC NAND flash solution. With the introduction of its new 128GB microSD card,...

    Photo: Company, Dec 23.

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    Aidmics iSperm inspection device for pig sperm

    At Computex Aidmics Biotechnology showcased its iSperm, which inspects pig sperm. It is a tool for animal husbandry. Aidmics said it has sold over 100 iSperm devices since its launch,...

    Photo: Julian Ho, Digitimes, Jun 10.

  • Korea+market%3A+Android+2%2E0%2Dbased+smartphone+by+Motorola

    Korea market: Android 2.0-based smartphone by Motorola

    Motorola has introduced its Motoroi Android 2.0-based smartphone to the Korea market. "We are delighted to announce Motoroi, the first Android-based phone, with SK Telecom in Korea,"...

    Photo: Company, Jan 19.

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Global AP demand forecast, 2017-2020

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Global notebook shipment forecast, 2017 and beyond
  • China AMOLED panel capacity expansion forecast, 2016-2020

    This Digitimes Research Special Report examines the China AMOLED industry, focusing on the expansion capacity of the makers, the current implementation plans of major smartphone vendors in the market and the technological hurdles faced by the China makers.

  • Taiwan server shipment forecast and industry analysis, 2017

    Digitimes Research estimates that revenues from sales of server motherboards, servers, storage systems and related network system equipment by Taiwan-based vendors reached NT$555.8 billion in 2016 and the amount is estimated to grow 5.9% on year in 2017.

  • Global notebook shipment forecast, 2017 and beyond

    This Digitimes Special Report examines key factors in the notebook industry, including products, vendors and ODMs, that will affect total shipments in 2017 and through 2021.