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  • Last update: Tuesday 12 December 2017 [2924 news items]

Taiwan backend firms gearing up for robust demand for TDDI chips

Jul 4, 20:38

Demand for TDDI (touch with display driver integration) chips is set to boom starting the third quarter of 2017 which will buoy sales at related backend companies including Chipbond...

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Fierce competition brings down fingerprint sensor prices

Jul 4, 11:44

Fierce competition among fingerprint sensor suppliers has already brought down prices to less than US$2, with many players even quoting their products to as low as less than US$1.5,...

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Pegatron sees weak smartphone and notebook orders

Jul 4, 10:43

Pegatron Technology has seen weakening orders from clients recently, as Apple has yet to launch its next-generation iPhones and orders for Microsoft's Surface devices have been smaller...

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Meizu to use MediaTek Helio X30 in upcoming smartphone, says report

Jul 3, 20:35

China-based Meizu will launch its flagship smartphone, the Meizu Pro 7, in July, with the device to be powered by MediaTek's Helio X30 SoC chip, according to a report from Taiwan's...

Tong Hsing starts shipments for 3D sensing products

Jun 30, 15:56

Tong Hsing Electronic Industries, which provides assembly and packaging services for CMOS image sensors as well as other niche ICs, started shipments for 3D sensing products in small...

FocalTech seeing orders ramp up

Jun 29, 14:19

Touchscreen and LCD driver solution provider FocalTech Systems has seen its customers step up their pace of orders, according to market sources.

Qualcomm expanding mobile chip offering for mid-range smartphones

Jun 29, 10:37

Qualcomm has introduced its Snapdragon 450-series mobile chips, a new entry to the Snapdragon 400 mobile platform tier designed for mid-range smartphones and tablets. The Snapdragon...

CMOS image sensor sales to reach another record high in 2017, says IC Insights

Jun 28, 22:22

CMOS image sensor sales are on pace to reach a seventh straight record high in 2017, and nothing ahead should stop this semiconductor product category from breaking more annual records...

Taiwan market: Xiaomi to open stores, says paper

Jun 28, 15:48

China-based Xiaomi Technology, in addition to its online shopping website, is planning to establish a total of five physical stores in Taiwan in the second half, according to a Chinese-language...

China smartphone vendors ramping orders at IC firms

Jun 28, 11:46

China-based smartphone vendors including Oppo and Vivo have stepped up their pace of chip orders, while Huawei, Xiaomi Technology and Gionee are expected to increase their chip orders...

DRAM ASPs to rise 5% sequentially in 3Q17, says DRAMeXchange

Jun 27, 14:57

The ASP of DRAM chips is forecast to rise 5% sequentially in the third quarter of 2017, as supply remains tight, according to DRAMeXchange.

Supply of a-Si LCD to become tight in 2H17

Jun 27, 12:07

Supply of a-Si TFT-LCD panels will fall short of demand in the second half of 2017 due to rising demand for 18:9 all-screen displays for smartphones, according to Lin Sheng-chang,...

CPT chairman Lin Wei-shan (right) and president Lin Sheng-chang

Taiwan market: HMD Global launches Nokia 5, Nokia 3

Jun 23, 16:30

HMD Global has launched Nokia 5 and Nokia 3 in the Taiwan market in cooperation with Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET), priced at NT$5,390 (US$177) and NT$3,990, respectively,...

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IC distributor Edom to post double-digit revenue growth in 2017

Jun 23, 16:26

Taiwan-based Edom Technology, which distributes products such as Skyworks' power amplifiers, Silicon Labs' mixed-signal ICs and NXP's wireless RF chips, is expected to post double-digit...

Huawei, Oppo and Vivo likely to ship fewer-than-expected smartphones in 2017

Jun 23, 11:59

China's top-3 smartphone vendors, Huawei, Oppo and Vivo, have quietly lowered their smartphone shipments goals set for 2017 due to difficulties ramping up shipments significantly...

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Xiaomi sampling in-house developed Surge S2 chips, says report

Jun 22, 21:18

Earlier in 2017, Xiaomi Technology unveiled its first in-house developed smartphone solution, dubbed Surge S1, which is built by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC)...

NOR flash prices to rise 20% in 3Q17, says DRAMeXchange

Jun 22, 16:11

Increasing demand for AMOLED panels from brand-name smartphone vendors and the industry's rising output for TDDI (touch with display driver) solutions have propelled the NOR flash...

Altek sues China-based CCM maker, smartphone sales agent for patent infringement

Jun 22, 15:34

Imaging solution developer Altek has filed charges with the Beijing Intellectual Property Court against Shenzhen O-film Tech, a China-based smartphone-use CCM (compact camera module)...

Altek chairman Alex Hsia

Taiwan IC design houses seeing orders pick up

Jun 22, 15:29

Taiwan-based IC design houses have seen customer orders pick up on seasonality with some expected to post sequential revenue growth of 10% or more in the third quarter, according...

Wearables continue to see strong growth in MEA market, says IDC

Jun 21, 16:12

The Middle East and Africa (MEA) wearable market continued its strong growth trajectory into the first quarter of 2017, according to the latest figures compiled by IDC. Bucking a...

Tight MLCC supply to persist through 2018

Jun 21, 15:58

The supply of multi-layer ceramic capacitors (MLCC) is expected to stay tight through 2018, according to industry sources. Taiwan-based MLCC suppliers including Yageo and Walsin Technology...

Cooling module maker CCI starts production at new factory in China

Jun 21, 14:48

Thermal module maker Chaung Choung Technology (CCI) is moving manufacturing equipment from a factory on lease in Chongqing, western China, to a newly constructed factory nearby. So...

WPG expects profit growth in 2Q17

Jun 20, 15:37

IC distributor WPG expects to post sequential profit growth for the second quarter of 2017 with revenues meeting the company's guidance.

Smartphone makers may see component shortages in 2H17

Jun 20, 15:17

As production for new iPhones is expected to begin in third-quarter 2017 and many Android smartphone vendors will also launch new models in second-half 2017, demand for handset components...

Lite-On Semi seeing GPP diode orders ramp up

Jun 20, 14:13

Lite-On Semiconductor has seen orders of GPP (glass passivated package) bridge rectifiers surge 50-60% sequentially in the second quarter of 2017, according to company president David...

Lite-On Semi president

Catcher keeps relying on smartphone, tablet, notebook chassis for growth

Jun 19, 21:32

Metal-alloy chassis maker Catcher Technology has seen revenue growth from the smartphone, tablet and notebook segments and will keep relying on the three product lines for future...

Catcher Technology chairman Hung Shui-shu

China accounts for 7 of top-10 leading smartphone suppliers in 2016, says IC Insights

Jun 19, 15:41

Seven of the world's top-10, and 10 of the top-14 smartphone companies listed for 2016 were headquartered in China. Two South Korea-, one US- and one Taiwan-based companies made up...

Chipbond to see revenues peak in 3Q17

Jun 19, 15:20

Chipbond Technology, a backend house specializing in LCD driver ICs, is expected to see its third-quarter revenues peak for 2017 driven by a pull-in of orders from Japan-based clients,...

Handset component business outlook positive in 2H17

Jun 16, 15:47

Business prospects for handset part and component suppliers in the second half of 2017 are positive, driven by traditional peak season effects in the third quarter and new models...

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Digitimes Research: Qualcomm APs adopted in popular smartphone devices in China

Jun 16, 15:12

Of China's top-25 best-selling smartphones sold at the country's physical stores (excluding Apple and Samsung devices) in the first quarter of 2017, 52% adopt Qualcomm's application...

Wistron business growth sees rebound

Jun 15, 15:25

Wistron has seen its business growth rebound significantly over the past months and is confident that its performance in 2017 will be better than that recorded a year earlier, according...

Taiwan market: Asustek launches ZenFone AR smartphone

Newswatch - Jun 14, 21:15

Asustek Computer has officially launched its first AR-enabled smartphone, the ZenFone AR, in the Taiwan market, priced at NT$24,900 (US$824) unlocked.

Asustek CEO Jerry Shen demos ZenFone AR

Acer to focus on niche smartphone segment

Jun 14, 14:44

Acer will continue its smartphone business focusing on niche-market products, according to Jerry Kao, president of the company's IT products business.

Jerry Kao, president of Acer IT products business

Global flat panel players ramping all-screen panel production

Jun 14, 11:19

Major flat panel players worldwide are ramping up production of 18:9 all-screen panels for smartphone applications as prices of these panels are currently set at a 10-15% premium...

Arima Communications sees revenues up on month in May

Stockwatch - Jun 13, 14:58

Handset ODM Arima Communications has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.765 billion (US$58.455 million) for May, up 10.98% on month but down 17.73% on year.

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Global notebook shipment forecast, 2017 and beyond
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    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.

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