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Taiwan IC design houses expect orders for handsets to pick up in August

Jul 31, 15:33

IC demand for handsets is expected to pick up in August buoyed by an influx of orders from China, according to sources at Taiwan-based IC design houses.

MediaTek posts lower revenues and profits for 2Q15

Jul 31, 14:49

MediaTek has reported revenue and profit decreases for the second quarter of 2015, citing decelerating handset demand and intensifying price competition among chip providers.

Touch panel suppliers step up shipments for new iPhone

Jul 31, 11:35

Touch panel supply chains of the iPhone 6 have stepped up shipments for the next generation iPhone, with shipments of the new Apple smartphones expected to reach 36-40 million in...

4G phone chip prices to fall 50% in 1 year

Jul 27, 15:07

Prices for 4G smartphone chip solutions, which have fallen about 40% so far in 2015, will continue their downward trend in the second half of the year. Prices will fall an overall...

5.5-inch Full HD panel modules drop to US$17 for July, down from US$24 in 1Q15, says firm

Jul 24, 15:30

5.5-inch Full HD panel modules have dropped to US$17 in July, down from US$24 at the beginning of 2015, according to research firm Sigmaintell Consulting.

Allwinner chosen to gain government support

Jul 23, 20:19

China-based tablet SoC specialist Allwinner Technology has reportedly been selected as one of the target companies able to gain financial support from the central government, which...

Japan component makers see healthy performances in April-June due to iPhone orders, says report

Jul 23, 15:18

Six major component makers in Japan saw total revenues from April-June 2015 increase 17% on year for a value of US$10.67 billion, largely due to strong demand from the iPhone, according...

Smartphone AP revenues jump 20% in 1Q15, says Strategy Analytics

Jul 23, 14:52

The global smartphone applications processor (AP) market registered a solid 20% year-over-year growth to reach US$5.3 billion in the first quarter of 2015, according to Strategy An...

Mobile DRAM prices to fall on excess smartphone inventory

Jul 22, 20:39

Prices for mobile DRAM memory are set to fall substantially due to excess smartphone inventory, according to sources at memory makers.

Apple Watch component reserves will be high until September; Apple announces fiscal 3Q15 results

Jul 22, 15:07

Component reserves for the Apple Watch are expected to remain high until September due to lower-than-expected sales, according to sources from the supply chain.

Digitimes Research: Qualcomm to cooperate with Microsoft, Allwinner for entry-level mobile device market

Jul 22, 10:55

Qualcomm aims to ramp up its penetration in the entry-level mobile device market by cooperating with Microsoft to launch low-cost Windows Mobile 10 products, while also cooperating...

MediaTek likely to cut shipment target for 2015

Jul 20, 15:56

MediaTek is likely to revise downward its handset-IC shipment target for 2015 to about 400 million units from 450 million, a 10% cut, according to market sources.

Synaptics announces panel driver IC solutions for mobile devices

Jul 20, 15:07

Synaptics has announced sampling of ClearPad 4300, its second-generation touch and display driver integration (TDDI) product, and a lineup of four new display driver IC solutions...

Digitimes Research: Greater China makers to see smartwatch panel shipments achieve 73% CAGR from 2014-2017

Jul 20, 13:42

Panel makers in Greater China expect to see smartwatch panel shipments achieve a CAGR of 73.2% from 2014-2017 and a CAGR of 46.1% for smart wristbands as they further invest into...

EZconn listed on TSE

Jul 15, 11:42

RF (radio frequency) connector and fiber-optic component maker EZconn on July 14 began listing on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE) at an initial price of NT$45.60 (US$1.47) per share,...

Wearable device orders may not be strong enough to support supply chain growth

Jul 14, 15:14

Although many brand vendors have launched wearable products, orders for wearable devices may not be sufficient to drive growth for related component suppliers. The vendors have many...

Ichia swings back to profitability in 2Q15

Newswatch - Jul 13, 10:26

Flexible PCB and handset keypad maker Ichia Technologies has reported pre-tax profits of NT$88 million (US$2.84 million) for the second quarter of 2015, reversing from a pre-tax loss...

More China touch panel makers to fade from market in 2H15

Jul 10, 10:56

Market observers expect that several China touch panel makers will exit the market in the second half of 2015 due to several reasons, including weak demand for Windows 10, weakening...

Compeq to enjoy profit growth in 3Q15

Jul 9, 10:11

High-density interconnect (HDI) PCB specialist Compeq Manufacturing will see its gross margin and profits rise substantially in the third quarter of 2015, thanks to shipments for...

Headset maker Merry Electronics June revenues up on month

Stockwatch - Jul 9, 10:02

Headset maker Merry Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$900 million (US$29.09 million) for June, up 5.88% on month but down 3.26% on year.

Digitimes Research: Shipments of Intel CPU-based Android tablets to decline in 2015

Jul 8, 14:12

Global shipments of Android-based tablets powered by Intel CPUs are expected to drop to 10.8 million units in 2015, down from14.23 million shipped a year earlier. Meanwhile, sales...

Samsung slashes handset panel pricing to bump up orders

Jul 7, 15:05

As shipments of Samsung Electronics smartphones have been lower-than-expected in the market, Samsung Display has suffered in handset panel shipments and therefore has reduced pricing...

MediaTek 2Q15 revenues meet guidance

Stockwatch - Jul 7, 14:50

Consolidated revenues at MediaTek came to about NT$47.04 billion (US$1.52 billion) in the second quarter of 2015, down 1% on quarter but meeting the company's guidance of NT$45.2-49...

Silitech sees revenues down slightly in 2Q15

Jul 7, 10:48

Silitech Technology, a major supplier of keypads, chassis, modules and auto parts, has reported revenues of NT$844 million (US$27.3 million) for the second quarter of 2015, down 2.8%...

Taiwan IC design houses looking for more orders from China handset vendors

Jul 2, 20:52

Taiwan-based IC design houses including LCD driver IC suppliers and analog chip providers have stepped up efforts to solicit orders from first-tier China-based handset vendors, according...

Apple considering Samsung for Apple Watch OLED supply, says report

Jul 2, 14:57

Apple will reportedly receive OLED displays from Samsung Electronics for the next Apple Watch, according to Korea media source Digital Daily.

China market: HD leads over Full HD in May smartphone sales, says firm

Jul 1, 21:55

In May 2015, 32.6% of smartphone sales in China were for HD units while 21.4% were for Full HD, according to a new report from Sigmaintell Consulting.

Global cellular baseband chip market rises 27% in 1Q15, says Strategy Analytics

Jul 1, 21:17

The global cellular baseband processor market registered a strong 27% on-year increase to reach US$5.8 billion in the first quarter of 2015, according to Strategy Analytics.

Samsung to ramp up shipments of OLED panels, DRAM and flash chips to channels

Jul 1, 11:50

Samsung Electronics may ramp up the supply of standard parts and components, including OLED panels, DRAM and flash chips at more competitive prices starting the third quarter as inventory...

LG Chem to mass produce hexagonal battery for smartwatches

Jun 29, 15:26

LG Chem has developed a hexagonal battery for use in smartwatches, a move that will allow for 25% more energy efficiency than a rectangular battery, according to various Korea media...

Apple to increase flexible PCB purchases, say sources

Jun 25, 14:29

The forthcoming iPhone 6S series will feature Force Touch technology, which will demand more flexible PCBs (FPCB). As a result, Apple is set to increase orders to its FPCB suppliers...

EZconn to be listed on TSE

Jun 24, 12:26

RF (radio frequency) connector and fiber-optic component maker EZconn will be listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE) on July 14 at a tentative price of NT$40 (US$1.29) per share,...

Sharp begins mass production of In-cell touch displays for smartphones

Jun 17, 13:51

Sharp has announced it has begun mass-production of in-cell type touch displays for smartphones as of June 2015.

Merry Electronics sees slightly decreased May revenues

Stockwatch - Jun 9, 14:32

Handset-use audio component maker Merry Electronics on June 8 reported consolidated revenues of NT$850 million (US$27.6 million) for May 2015, representing a slight decline of 1.25%...

Altek sees May revenues drop

Stockwatch - Jun 8, 16:12

Altek has reported consolidated revenues of NT$965 million (US$31.03 million) for May 2015, representing a 12.56% drop on month and 44.71% drop on year.

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