Corning unveils Gorilla Glass SR+ for wearable devices
Aug 31, 11:34
Corning has unveiled Gorilla Glass SR+. Specifically designed for wearable devices, this new glass composite reduces visible scratches while delivering Gorilla Glass' toughness, optical clarity and touch sensitivity, according to the company.
The strengths of Gorilla Glass 5: Q&A with Corning executive James Hollis
Aug 19, 14:16
Corning in late July released its latest cover glass, Gorilla Glass 5, to provide better protection for mobile devices against breakage from everyday drops. in early August, Samsung Electronics unveiled Galaxy Note 7, the vendor's new flagship smartphone featuring Gorilla Glass 5 as its cover glass.
Taiwan science park total revenues top NT$1 trillion in 1H16, says MOST
Aug 17, 20:16
Government-developed and run Hsinchu Science Park (HSP), Southern Taiwan Science Park (STSP) and Central Taiwan Science Park (CTSP) generated combined revenues of NT$1.078 trillion (US$33.53 billion) during January-June 2016, dropping 4.89% on year, according to statistics released by the Ministry...
Taiwan firms enter supply chain for 2017 iPhone
Aug 16, 20:12
In addition to Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), Chipbond Technology and MJC Probe (MPI) have entered the supply chain for Apple's 2017 iPhone series, according to industry sources.
Coretronic sees decreased July revenues
Aug 10, 11:31
Backlight unit (BLU) and DLD projector maker Coretronic has reported consolidated revenues of NT$4.763 billion (US$149 million) for July, decreasing 1.11% on month and 14.90% on year, and those of NT$32.231 billion for January-July dipped 15.94% on year.
BenQ Materials posts 1H16 net loss
Stockwatch - Aug 4, 15:07
Polarizer maker BenQ Materials has posted consolidated revenues of NT$6.322 billion (US$196 million), net loss of NT$146 million and net loss per share of NT$0.45 for first-half 2016.
Corning posts stronger results for 2Q16
Jul 28, 16:19
Corning has reported revenues for the second quarter of 2016 totaled US$2.36 billion, growing 15% sequentially and 1% on year, with net income coming to US$2.207 billion.
Coretronic nets NT$1.13 per share for 1H16
Jul 28, 11:17
Backlight unit (BLU) and projector maker Coretronic has posted net EPS of NT$1.13 (US$0.035) for first-half 2016, during which it shipped 27.18 million units of energy saving BLUs and 556,000 projectors, the former dropping 29% and the latter rising 10% on year.
AimCore 2Q16 operations may turn profitable
Jul 27, 14:54
ITO glass maker AimCore Technology, which has diversified into producing PSS (patterned sapphire substrates) and NPSS (nanometer-scaled PSS), is likely to report profits for second-quarter 2016, according to industry sources.
Wah Hong Industrial to start Cd-free QDEF production in 4Q16
Jul 25, 10:30
Optical film maker Wah Hong Industrial, through technological cooperation with UK-based heavy metal-free nanomaterial maker Nanoco Technologies, will begin production of cadmium (Cd)-free quantum dot enhancement film (QDEF) in the fourth quarter of 2016, according to the company.
TSMT reports June revenues decrease
Stockwatch - Jul 6, 23:54
Taiwan Surface Mounting Technology (TSMT), an LCD surface-mount technology (SMT) production solutions provider, has announced consolidated revenues for June 2016 declined 13.5% on year to NT$2.01 billion (US$62.2 million).
Radiant Opto sees June revenues drop
Stockwatch - Jul 6, 15:58
Radiant Opto-Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.584 billion (US$79.82 million)for June 2016, representing a 11.76% drop on month and 15.66% drop on year.
Taiwan IT players see Apple demanding price cuts
Jul 5, 12:02
With worldwide smartphone shipment growth slowing down, Apple has been cutting its existing upstream component suppliers' quotes and seeking new component suppliers to maintain its high gross margins. Several Taiwan-based IT players such as Largan Precision, Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry)...
Coretronic May revenues down up on month, down on year
Jun 8, 10:04
Backlight unit (BLU) and DLP projector maker Coretronic on June 7 reported consolidated revenues of NT$4.531 billion (US$139 million) for May, rising 7.24% on month but falling 20.28% on year, and NT$22.653 billion for January-May, slipping 16.05% on year.
Macroblock seeing strong LED driver IC orders in 2Q16
May 30, 10:13
LED driver IC supplier Macroblock is seeing strong orders from its display customers, and has asked for more capacity from its contract suppliers, according to industry sources. Branded display vendors and module makers have been actively placing orders with Macroblock since the second quarter, said...
OLED unlikely to replace LCD, says GLT chairman
May 27, 11:22
While OLED panels are seeing increasing use in smartphones and have been adopted for TVs, the technology is unlikely to replace TFT-LCD panels and therefore makers of light guide plates for LCD panels will not see major impacts, said chairman Lee Man-hsiang of light guide plate maker Global Lighting...
UltraChip revenues to rise in 2Q, 3Q16
May 26, 16:14
LCD driver IC firm UltraChip is expected to report on-year revenue growth of 20-30% for the second and third quarters of 2016, according to market sources.
ChipMOS secures NT$13.2 billion syndicated loan
May 16, 15:05
ChipMOS Technologies has signed a five-year syndicated loan for NT$13.2 billion (US$404.5 million) with 10 local banks in Taiwan, according to the packaging and testing company.
Himax looks to 7.5-12.5% revenue growth in 2Q16
May 13, 10:02
Himax Technologies' revenues for the first quarter of 2016 met the company's guidance while gross margin and EPS actually beat its estimates. Looking forward, the company expects to post revenue growth of 7.5-12.5% sequentially in the second quarter, with gross margin staying at around 26% and GAAP...
Panel demand picking up, say IC firms
May 13, 09:57
Short lead-time orders for small-size panels are flowing in while orders for large-size panels have been picking up. Taiwan-based analog IC and LCD driver IC firms are expected to post revenue growth in the second quarter of 2016, according to industry sources.
Upcoming exhibitions to promote IT innovations
May 12, 11:43
Six exhibitions are expected to come up in May and June, promoting the latest IT innovations including PC, smartphone, smart wearable device, robot and Internet of Things (IoT) applications
Radiant, Coretronic see mixed growth in April revenues
May 11, 11:40
Backlight unit (BLU) maker Radiant Opto-Electronics has reported April consolidated revenues reached NT$4.01 billion (US$124 million), increasing 0.50% sequentially and 23.18% on year. BLU and DLP projector maker Coretronic's April consolidated revenues totaled NT$4.225 billion, down 16.73% sequentially...
Radiant reports increased revenues for April
Stockwatch - May 6, 16:50
Radiant Opto-Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$4.01 billion (US$123.75 million) for April 2016, representing a 0.5% increase on month and 23.18% increase on year.
Coretronic expects 2Q16 projector shipments to grow over 20%
Apr 29, 14:59
Coretronic shipped 243,000 DLP projectors in the first quarter of 2016 and expects to ship 95,000-105,000 units a month in the second quarter with quarterly growth of more than 20%, the company said at an April 28 investors conference.
Lextar expects over 10% revenue contribution from car lighting products by 2019
Apr 14, 10:20
Taiwan-based vertically-integrated LED maker Lextar Electronics is aggressively pushing into the car lighting product business and has entered the supply chains of China's automobile and high-speed rail players. The company expects the new business' revenue contribution to reach a double-digit percentage...
Epistar strives to hike shipments of AlGaInP LED chips for automotive use
Apr 14, 10:06
LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar, in order to decrease operating losses due to low prices for general-use LED chips, has been making efforts to increase shipments of AlGaInP LED chips for automotive use and of infrared LED chips for industrial use, according to company chairman Lee Biing-j...
iPhone SE is 3 iPhone generations rolled into 1, IHS teardown reveals
Apr 7, 21:16
A preliminary estimate by IHS and its teardown and cost benchmarking service shows that the iPhone SE smartphone costs about US$160 to build. The US version of an entry-level iPhone SE with 16GB of NAND memory carries a bill of materials (BOM) of US$156.20, which rises to US$160.00 when the manufacturing...
TSMT reports March revenues decrease
Stockwatch - Apr 7, 21:02
Taiwan Surface Mounting Technology (TSMT), an LCD surface-mount technology (SMT) production solutions provider, has announced consolidated revenues for March 2016 decreased 10.5% from a year earlier to NT$2.33 billion (US$71.8 million).
Radiant reports increased revenues for March
Stockwatch - Apr 6, 16:04
Radiant Opto-Electronics Corporation has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.99 billion (US$12.3 million) for March 2016, representing a 18.81% increase on month and 28.32% increase on year.
Samsung Galaxy S7 teardown reveals ho-hum refresh, says IHS
Mar 17, 22:26
A preliminary estimate by IHS shows that the Samsung Galaxy S7 smartphone costs about US$255 to build. The US version of the Galaxy S7 with 32GB of NAND memory carries a bill of materials (BOM) of US$249.55, which rises to US$255.05 when the manufacturing cost is added, according to results from the...
Chimei Materials Technology to start production at China factory
Mar 14, 10:30
Polarizer maker Chimei Materials Technology is investing a total of US$298 million to set up a factory in Kunshan, eastern China, with construction to be completed in July 2016, trail production to begin in the fourth quarter, and volume production in January 2017, according to the company.