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  • Last update: Tuesday 9 September 2014 [44 news items]

Commentary: Time is running out for console makers to clean up GamerGate

Sep 9, 10:45

An battle, which has been given the title #GamerGate on social media, between gamers and the gaming press has been ongoing for three weeks and is showing only minimal signs of losing...

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Digitimes Research: Poor business strategy causing Nintendo to suffer from weak sales

Sep 16, 21:14

Nintendo's Wii U is currently suffering from weak shipments and its quarterly shipments are even lower than those of the Wii, the previous-generation model. Seeing the issue, most...

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Pixart 1Q13 revenues to be affected by decreased joystick sensor orders

Feb 5, 22:25

Pixart Imaging expects its sales to dip 15%-20% sequentially in the first quarter of 2013, mainly due to declined shipments of joystick sensors for Nintendo's Wii gaming machines,...

Pixart ramping joystick sensors to Nintendo

Nov 29, 13:48

Pixart Imaging, which supplies joystick sensors for Nintendo's Wii U gaming machine, is expected to see its current sales momentum continue into the first quarter of 2013, buoyed...

Shipments of Wii U to continue until 1H13, say Taiwan makers

Oct 4, 14:29

Shipments of Nintendo's new Wii U games console began in August, increased in September, and are expected to peak in November, with monthly shipments expected to remain at high levels...

Pixart looks to strong shipment growth on release of Wii U console

Sep 12, 01:30

With Nintendo scheduled to unveil more details about its next-generation console, the Wii U, on September 13, industry watchers expect Pixart Imaging, which supplies chips for Wii...

Pixart looks to 40-50% sequential revenue growth in 3Q12

Aug 13, 15:45

CMOS image sensor maker Pixart Imaging expects its revenues to grow 40-50% sequentially in the third quarter of 2012 as demand for IC parts for optical finger mice (OFM) and digital...

Macronix raises guidance for 4Q11

Dec 8, 01:00

Macronix International has raised its guidance for the fourth quarter of 2011, thanks to brisk sales of its ROM chips used in handheld games consoles.

Taiwan market: PS Vita to arrive by the end of December

Oct 27, 14:52

Sony's latest handheld gaming console PS Vita will start appearing in Taiwan retail channels on December 23 with a price of NT$8,980 (US$298), while a 3G model will arrive on February...

Strong sales of Nintendo 3DS to benefit Taiwan suppliers

Aug 18, 16:23

Sales of Nintendo's 3DS handheld gaming devices increased sharply in the Japan market during the week from August 8-14 after the vendor cut the device's price by 40%. The strong sales...

Apple said to add Macronix as supplier of NOR flash for MacBook Air

Jul 26, 10:55

Apple has added Macronix International as another supplier of NOR flash memory for the new MacBook Air in order to support strong sales of the recently-launched ultra-thin notebook...

Taiwan distributor files lawsuit against Nintendo

Jul 26, 01:45

Nintendo's Taiwan distributor Hakuyu has filed lawsuit against Nintendo in Taipei accusing Nintendo of ending its distribution right unilaterally, while Nintendo also removed the...

AMD and Nintendo co-announce new gaming device; AMD to reintroduce FX brand

Jun 9, 13:19

AMD, at Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), announced its support for Nintendo's newly-announced Wii U system, as a new way to enjoy HD console gaming entertainment. The custom AMD...

New Wii console launch to boost Pixart revenues, profits in 2H11

Jun 7, 12:34

IC design house Pixart Imaging, a major supplier of sensors for Nintendo's Wii consoles, is expected to see its revenues amd profits stage a major uptick starting the third quarter...

Apple second largest buyer of consumer, mobile MEMS sensors in 2010, says IHS iSuppli

May 2, 12:00

Apple in 2010 rose one rank to become the world's second largest buyer of microelectromechanical system (MEMS) sensors for consumer electronics products and mobile handsets, as it...

Foxconn to be exclusive maker of Nintendo Wii 2, says paper

Newswatch - Apr 25, 15:01

Taiwan-based EMS provider Foxconn (Hon Hai Precision Industry) will exclusively assemble Wii 2, a next-generation games console featuring body-sensing control like Kinect, for Nintendo,...

Nintendo 3DS sales expected to be strong, but will not match DS, says IHS iSuppli

Apr 11, 16:52

Nintendo's strategy of promoting the connectivity and local networking features of its newly released 3DS handheld gaming system in the US will help drive rapid adoption of the device...

Macronix 1Q11 revenues meet lower-end guidance

Apr 8, 11:05

Taiwan's Macronix International, which makes NOR flash memory and mask ROM chips, has reported NT$6.57 billion (US$227 million) in revenues for the first quarter of 2011. The figure...

Nintendo 3DS carries US$100.71 bill of materials, says IHS iSuppli

Mar 29, 12:19

Nintendo's groundbreaking 3DS handheld gaming system carries a bill of materials (BOM) of US$100.71, according to a preliminary physical dissection of the product conducted by the...

Sony, Nintendo console sales impacted by Japan earthquake

Mar 24, 01:25

Supply of Sony's Blu-ray drive pick-up heads is facing danger of seeing shortages as the plants of Sony Shiraishi Semiconductor, a Blu-ray drive pick-up head manufacturing subsidiary...

Macronix revenues up 12% in February 2011

Mar 7, 15:30

Macronix International's revenues grew by another 11.9% on month in February after having increased 23.7% sequentially in January, according to data released by the mask ROM and NOR...

Macronix ramps up 12-inch capacity ahead of schedule

Jan 26, 12:32

Macronix International has revealed plans to double monthly production at its 12-inch plant to 20,000 wafers in the middle of 2011, six months ahead of schedule. The company noted...

Macronix 4Q10 revenues below guidance

Jan 7, 16:07

Taiwan's Macronix International, which makes NOR flash memory and mask ROM chips, saw its revenues decline 32.5% sequentially to NT$5.51 billion (US$187 million) in the fourth quarter...

Macronix posts 18% sequential drop in November revenues

Dec 8, 01:25

Macronix International saw its November 2010 revenues fall 18.4% sequentially and 31.4% on year to NT$1.693 billion (US$56.234 million). Revenues from January through November totaled...

Jentech ships thermal heat spreaders for Xbox 360

Jun 18, 15:31

Taiwan-based Jentech Precision Industrial, a supplier of thermal heat spreaders for game consoles, has recently started shipping to Microsoft for its new Xbox 360 console and expects...

Nintendo surpasses Samsung as top consumer and wireless MEMS buyer, says iSuppli

Mar 9, 17:04

Culminating a neck-and-neck race, Nintendo in 2009 surpassed Samsung to become the world's top purchaser of MEMS used in consumer electronics products and handsets, according to iS...

Taiwan market: Nintendo launches Wii Sports Resort Chinese version

Dec 14, 12:14

Nintendo on December 12 launched the Chinese-version of Wii Sports Resort in Taiwan. A full set comprising a Wii console, a controller, and the new game with a Wii Motion Plus is...

Black Friday PS3 sales spur return to growth for video game consoles, says iSuppli

Dec 10, 17:01

A strong rise in US sales of Sony PlayStation 3 during the week of Black Friday is expected to help the global video game console market to return to growth during the fourth quarter,...

Macronix revenues hit 9-year high in September

Oct 8, 12:21

NOR flash memory maker Macronix International Company (MXIC) has posted revenues of NT$3.35 billion (US$104.04 million) for September 2009, the company's highest level since December...

Pixart expected to raise 3Q09 forecast due to Nintendo Wii price cut

Newswatch - Sep 25, 16:58

Pixart Imaging, the sensor supplier for the Nintendo Wii, may raise its third-quarter financial forecast thanks to the recently announced price reduction of the games console, market...

Gyroscopes spin up in video games and handsets, says iSuppli

Aug 27, 16:43

The global market for gyroscopes used in consumer electronics and handsets will expand to US$347.2 million in 2013, up from US$152.9 million in 2008, according to iSuppli.

InvenSense aims to work with Taiwan foundries to satisfy Nintendo gyroscope demand

Newswatch - Jul 3, 14:41

MEMS firm InvenSense is seeking partnerships with Taiwan-based foundries including Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC), Touch...

Handheld video game player shipments to rise 4.9% in 2009, says iSuppli

May 14, 16:08

The global market for handheld video game systems is set to buck weak conditions in the global consumer electronics market and rise by 4.9% in units and 8.2% in revenues during 2009,...

AMD ships 50 millionth GPU to Nintendo for Wii

Mar 12, 11:35

AMD has announced that is has shipped the 50 millionth ATI Hollywood graphics processor for Nintendo's Wii games console.

IC design house Pixart 1Q09 revenues expected to fall 35-40%

Feb 18, 14:43

Pixart Imaging, the Taiwan-based IC design house that supplies solutions for Nintendo's Wiimote controllers, will likely suffer a sales decline of 35-40% sequentially in the first...

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