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Materials for touch screens in short supply

Oct 26, 10:39

Due to the recent releases of tablets by Apple, Microsoft and Samsung Electronics as well as a recent explosion at a chemical plant in Japan, upstream thin-film type touch screen...

Topco, Wahlee 4Q12 sales to slip under 5%

Oct 12, 14:51

Semiconductor materials distributors Topco Scientific and Wahlee Industrial are expected to see their fourth-quarter sales decrease under 5% on quarter due to seasonality, according...

Applied Materials plans job cuts

Oct 4, 14:19

Semiconductor equipment vendor Applied Materials has announced a plan to realign its global workforce. The plan is expected to complete by the end of the third quarter of fiscal 2013,...

Quotes for fiber glass fabrics to rise

Sep 27, 13:52

Quotes for fiber glass fabrics, one of the key raw materials for the production of PCBs, will rise 5% or more in October 2012, according to industry sources.

Digitimes Research: Trends in TFT-LCD and specialized materials

Sep 25, 14:00

TFT-LCD panel prices have been decreasing in recent times due to oversupply and global economic instability. This has caused product prices in drop in upstream supply chains and companies...

Foundry to drive semiconductor market growth in 2013, says Applied CEO

Sep 21, 01:35

The pure-play semiconductor foundry business will continue to boom in 2013 thanks to rising demand coming from the smartphone, ultrabook and other mobile device sectors, according...

Applied CEO identifies the foundry sector as a key factor driving the overall chip market in 2013

Laser Tek to post profit growth on rising sales of high-margin products

Sep 14, 16:18

Laser Tek, a supplier of passive component materials and production equipment, is expected to report revenue growth of 15-20% sequentially for the third quarter of 2012. Rising sales...

IC materials firms spend more on R&D, says Dow exec

Sep 10, 12:08

With semiconductor companies constantly upgrading to the latest advanced technologies, related production materials suppliers are required to raise the technological bar and provide...

Dow Chemical to push sales performance in Taiwan

Aug 31, 12:38

Peter Sykes, president of Dow Chemical for the Greater China region announced at a press conference in Taiwan on August 30 that the chemical company is aiming to double its sales...

Chimei Materials focuses on polarizing films for 50-inch TV panel products

Aug 27, 16:35

Chimei Materials is looking to bump up its profits in the second half of this year by providing polarzing films for use in 50-inch TV panels, according to industry sources.

Taiwan IC packaging materials market to see 5% shipment rise in 3Q12

Aug 24, 10:39

Taiwan's semiconductor packaging materials industry is expected to generate NT$23.78 billion (US$794 million) in production value in the third quarter of 2012, with shipments up 5%...

Laser Tek sales to peak in 3Q12

Aug 21, 01:55

Laser Tek, a supplier of passive component materials and production equipment, is expected to see its quarterly sales climb to the highest level of 2012 in the third quarter, according...

Quanta aiming to move all notebook production lines to Chongqing by 2014

Aug 16, 01:25

Quanta Computer is aiming to move all its notebook production lines except those for Apple's products to Chongqing, China within two years and estimates that its notebook shipments...

IC materials distributor Topco to post single-digit revenue growth in 3Q12

Aug 14, 14:44

Semiconductor materials distributor Topco Scientific is expected to register a single-digit revenue growth in the third quarter of 2012 as a slowdown in the solar and engineering...

Chimei Materials to release new products in 4Q12

Jul 25, 01:05

Chimei Innolux's (CMI) new 39- and 50-inch panels are seeing increasing sales, giving its polarizer supplier, Chimei Materials, a bump in revenues along with motivation to release...

Demand for touch panel materials increases

Jul 20, 12:33

Touch screen panel materials such as ITO, OCA and cover lens are in high demand due to increasing tablet and smartphone shipments, according to sources.

Tablet demand increases

Suppliers of passive component materials see order visibility extend to three months

Jul 16, 14:49

Passive component materials suppliers, including Leatec Fine Ceramics, Liton Technology and Prosperity Dielectrics, have all seen their order visibility extend to three months, assuring...

Daxin Materials lists on TSE

Jul 16, 10:53

Daxin Materials, a Taiwan-based design house of specialty chemicals used in TFT-LCD and touch panels as well as solar and LED products, began listing on the Taiwan Stock Exchange...

IC materials distributors Topco, Wah Lee post strong revenue gains in 2Q12

Jul 12, 01:55

IC materials distributors Topco Scientific and Wah Lee Industrial saw their revenues soar 23% and 10%, respectively, in the second quarter of 2012, and the two companies are positive...

Chimei Materials to boost revenue with small- and medium-sized panel polarizers

Jul 4, 01:05

Chi Mei Materials, a TFT-LCD polarizer maker under the Chimei Innolux Group, said that 20% of 2012 revenues will come from polarizers used in small and medium-sized panels.

Chimei Materials

Daxin to see increased revenues from touch screen panel materials

Jul 3, 01:35

Daxin Materials, a subsidiary of AU Optronics (AUO), estimates it will see increased revenues in the second half of this year as it is now focusing more on materials for touch screen...

LCD materials maker Daxin to debut on TSE in July

Jun 29, 15:03

Daxin Materials, a subsidiary of AU Optronics (AUO), will debut on the Taiwan Stock Exchange in mid-July, making it the first Taiwan-based chemical materials design house to be listed...

MLCC maker Holy Stone developing upstream materials

Jun 6, 14:35

Holy Stone Enterprise, a Taiwan-based supplier of multi-layer ceramic capacitors, is strengthening its development of upstream materials and technologies for production of ceramic...

Novaled develops new air-stable n-dopant and ETL materials for OLED

Jun 1, 10:03

Novaled, which develops technologies and materials that enhance the performance of organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs) and other organic electronics, has announced a new class of...

China government focuses on illegal imports of waste materials that carry polysilicon

May 23, 11:26

The price of polysilicon in China has been low causing many firms to shut down production. Industry sources noted that washing waste materials causes pollution problems, and polysilicon...

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Notebook vendors to push ultra-like notebook models

Apr 26, 01:20

The high prices of second-generation ultrabooks which are set to appear in early June of around US$1,000 are unlikely to help them win-over consumers; therefore, notebook vendors...

Applied Materials acquires new solar technology

Apr 24, 15:21

US-based equipment firm Applied Materials recently acquired Varian Semiconductor Equipment. Varian has the technology to reduce the 20 steps of interdigitated back contact (IBC),...

Applied Materials

Applied Materials, Samsung may cooperate in Xi'an

Apr 23, 15:46

US-based semiconductor equipment firm Applied Materials recently held a solar forum in Xi'an, China. The firm has set up a global R&D center in the city. South Korea-based Samsung...

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Applied Materials holds solar technology innovation summit conference in China

Apr 20, 12:11

Applied Materials' Solar Technology Center in Xi'an, western China, will hold a solar technology innovation summit on April 20, according to the company. The center is an R&D...

TSMC capex budget hike to benefit equipment and materials suppliers, say sources

Apr 12, 14:44

The decision by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) to raise its capex budget for 2012 will benefit suppliers and distributors of semiconductor equipment in Taiwan,...

Applied Materials introduces advanced CVD films to enable metal oxide-based high resolution displays

Mar 21, 12:25

Applied Materials has announced new PECVD film technology to produce higher-performance, high-resolution displays for next-generation tablet PCs and TVs. Available on Applied's AKT-PECVD...

New iPad costs more to produce, IHS teardown reveals

Mar 20, 15:49

The new iPad, equipped with 32GB of NAND flash memory and 4G LTE wireless capability, carries a bill of materials (BOM) of US$364.35, according to a teardown analysis by IHS iSuppli...

BenQ Materials offers contact lenses for own-brand sale

Mar 20, 01:35

BenQ Materials, a Taiwan-based maker of polarizers, on March 19 unveiled its new product, gas-permeable silicon hydrogel disposable contact lenses for sale under its own brand MiaCare...

Corning and Samsung Mobile Display form new OLED glass venture

Feb 6, 15:03

Corning and Samsung Mobile Display have signed an agreement to establish a new equity venture for the manufacture of specialty glass substrates for the rapidly expanding organic light...

Chang Wah seeing orders for driver IC-use packaging materials surge

Jan 19, 17:00

Chang Wah Electromaterials, which distributes packaging materials and equipment for the semiconductor and LCD industries, expects orders for COF (chip-on-film) packaging materials...

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