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  • US court fines Epistar US$9.3 million for patent infringement

    LED | 10min ago

  • Tongwei setting up 5GWp solar cell plant in western China

    Green energy | 14min ago

  • Taiwan notebook makers seeking lower chip quotes for 2016

    Bits + chips | 1h 19min ago

  • TSMC raises holdings in affiliate Xintec

    Bits + chips - Stockwatch | 1h 22min ago

  • TSMC may raise dividend for 2016

    Bits + chips | 1h 25min ago

  • Samsung starts mass production of 128GB DDR4 modules for enterprise servers

    Bits + chips | Nov 26, 21:51

  • Intel unveils 2016 tablet processor road map, say Taiwan makers

    Bits + chips | Nov 26, 21:48

  • Open bids for 2,500-2,600MHz bands increase to NT$23.1 billion, says NCC

    Mobile + telecom | Nov 26, 21:45

  • Lenovo expects to produce 10 million smartphones in India in 2016, says executive

    Before Going to Press | Nov 26, 21:26

  • AOpen competes for digital signage orders, says chairman

    Before Going to Press | Nov 26, 21:25

  • Shipments of smartphones equipped with OLED to surpass 200 million in 2015

    Before Going to Press | Nov 26, 21:22

  • Sales of commercial TVs drop in China during 3Q15

    Before Going to Press | Nov 26, 21:21

  • SSD contract prices to fall 10-11% in 4Q15, says DRAMeXchange

    Before Going to Press | Nov 26, 21:20

  • HMI 2015 EPS likely to fall 20%, says report

    Before Going to Press | Nov 26, 21:20

  • Tsinghua Unigroup seeking investment in SK Hynix, says report

    Before Going to Press | Nov 26, 21:19

  • PCB firm Unitech looks to automotive, IoT for 2016 growth

    Before Going to Press | Nov 26, 21:13

  • Digitimes Research: Korea makers to mass produce transparent OLED displays in 2016

    Before Going to Press | Nov 26, 21:10

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TEEMA urges Taiwan government to take action on China hostile headhunting

Nov 26, 14:22

The Taiwan Electrical and Electronics Manufacturers' Association (TEEMA) has urged the Taiwan government to take measures on China enterprises' hostile headhunting as their actions have caused Taiwan companies to lose many intangible assets.

Himax obtains design-wins for smartphone-use force touch solutions

Nov 26, 10:06

Himax Technologies has gained design-wins for its multi-level force touch controller series from leading smartphone vendors for models to be launched in the first half of 2016, according to the Taiwan-based IC design house.

Samsung, LG to focus on white flip chip LED technology for TVs, says report

Nov 18, 15:57

Korea-based TV vendors Samsung Electronics and LG Electronics will reportedly switch to white flip chip LED technology for use in TV backlighting in 2016, according to a new report from Korea-based ET News.

Elan expects to post 2-4% revenue drop in 4Q15

Nov 12, 10:29

Touchscreen controller IC supplier Elan Microelectronics expects to post a 2-4% sequential decrease in consolidated revenues for the fourth quarter of 2015, with gross margin ranging from 41% to 43%.

BOE to buy stake in ChipMOS Shanghai plant, says report

Stockwatch - Nov 12, 10:27

China's BOE Technology, which has received government support to step into the upstream driver IC business, plans to make an equity investment for a stake in packaging and testing company ChipMOS Technologies' Shanghai plant, according to a Chinese-language Liberty Times report. The report...

Wah Hong reports October 2015 performance

Nov 11, 20:00

Optical film maker Wah Hong has reported its October 2015 revenues reached NT$855 million (US$26.14 million), down 5.46% on month. The October performance was affected by holidays in China.

Coretronic ships 5.59 million BLUs in October

Nov 11, 11:16

Coretronic has disclosed it shipped 5.59 million backlight units (BLUs) in October, decreasing 11% on month, and 61.56 million units during January-October, dropping 21% on year.

LCD material demand in China to increase to 150 tons in 2015, says firm

Nov 9, 14:33

LCD material demand in China is expected to rise from 116 tons in 2014 to 150 tons in 2015 largely due to TV panel production expansion.

GIS revenues to reach higher than originally targeted for 2015

Nov 6, 15:05

General Interface Solution (GIS) expects to see upwards of 4% more in revenues than originally estimated for 2015 due to orders from Apple, according to industry sources.

Radiant posts over 66% quaterly revenue increase in 3Q15 due to orders from Apple

Nov 6, 14:39

Radiant Optoelectronics has reported a 66.47% quarterly increase in revenues during the third quarter of 2015 driven largely by orders from Apple.

China becoming a major investment market for Intel

Nov 5, 15:31

Intel Capital is estimated to invest a total of US$500 million in 2015. Prior to the end of October, Intel Capital had already invested US$168 million in China and with a separate US$1 billion investment in the Tsinghua Unigroup, several funds established specifically for China-based firms, and an...

Coretronic cuts personnel due to shifting production to China

Nov 2, 13:44

Backlight unit (BLU) maker Coretronic has downsized manpower by laying off 127 employees working at factories in northern and southern Taiwan due to shifting production to its factories in eastern China, the company detailed at an investors conference on October 30.

GLT expects steady demand in 4Q15

Oct 30, 11:18

Global Lighting Technologies (GLT) has reported its revenues during the third quarter of 2015 reached NT$1.974 billion (US$60.66 million), up 13.3% on quarter, while its EPS reached NT$2.48.

Corning reports 3Q15 results and announces plan to return over US$10 billion to shareholders through 2019

Oct 29, 14:04

Corning has announced a strategic and capital allocation framework designed to return more than US$10 billion to shareholders through 2019, and also reported results for the third quarter of 2015.

Coretronic shuts down China subsidiary

Oct 28, 11:50

Coretronic (Nanjing), Taiwan-based BLU (backlight unit) maker Coretronic's BLU subsidiary maker in eastern China, on October 22 ended production and business operations due to drastic decreases in BLU orders from display makers, according to Coretronic.

Corning Lotus NXT Glass chosen for Samsung Display LTPS-OLED line

Oct 28, 11:45

Corning has announced its Corning Lotus NXT Glass will be used in Samsung's line of LTPS, OLED panels, according to Corning.

Chimei expects polarizer production capacity to increase 25%

Oct 21, 14:05

Chimei Materials expects its polarizer production capacity to increase 25% overall when several new lines are expected to be newly constructed in 2016.

Chimei Materials approves new cash capital increase

Oct 21, 10:40

The board of directors at Chimei Materials have approved a new Kunshan-based joint shareholder transaction and cash capital increase.

ITRI reaches 85% yields for flexible electronics production

Oct 16, 11:58

The Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) has reached over 85% yields for flexible electronics production including comprehensive solutions ranging from touch modules and screens as well as electrode films.

Wah Hong expects 10% on-quarter revenue increase in 3Q15

Oct 14, 16:06

Optical film maker Wah Hong has reported a 10.25% increase in revenues for the third quarter of 2015 driven largely due to orders from Japan.

Korea makers decrease PET film production amid declines in demand, says report

Oct 13, 15:04

Korea makers are decreasing production of PET film as demand in the market is slowing down coupled with an increase in production efforts from Taiwan and China makers.

Coretronic ships 6.31 million BLUs in September

Oct 12, 14:29

Coretronic has revealed it shipped 6.31 million backlight units (BLUs) in September (up 8% sequentially), 17.91 million units in the third quarter (down 9% sequentially), and 55.97 million units in January-September (down 19% on year).

GLT reports record-high revenues for 3Q15

Oct 8, 13:27

Global Lighting Technologies (GLT) has set new record highs for its revenues during September 2015 and the third quarter of the year largely due to customer orders from the US.

Radiant Opto-Electronics reports revenues for September 2015

Stockwatch - Oct 5, 22:18

Radiant Opto-Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$6.871 billion (US$211.4 billion) for September 2015, representing a 33.48% increase on month and 45.13% increase on year.

Sharp establishes sales company for electronic components in Shenzhen, China

Oct 5, 22:15

Sharp-Roxy, an affiliated company of Sharp Corporation, has founded a sales subsidiary for electronic components in Shenzhen, Guangdong Province, China. Established in July 2015, the company named Sharp Device (SDSZ) started operations under a new corporate structure effective as of October 1.

Metal recycling firm JYD receives investment from Mitsui

Oct 1, 14:16

Taiwan-based precious metal recycling firm Jin Yeeh Ding (JYD) Enterprise has recently started a private fund raiser and attracted Japan-based mining and smelting firm Mitsui Kinzoku to invest NT$323 million (US$9.8 million) to acquire a 19.84% stake at a price of NT$17.17 per share.

Touchscreen controller IC prices falling

Sep 30, 11:06

Prices for smartphone-use touchscreen controller ICs have been falling as an increase in the number of suppliers has led to more competition in the market, according to industry sources.

Intel Capital Global Summit to open on November 2

Sep 24, 15:58

Intel is set to host Intel Capital Global Summit on November 2, revealing its latest investments. Via the CPU giant's moves, upstream supply chain players will be able to get hold on Intel's strategy, lineup and development focuses for 2016, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.

Taiwan, China IT industries reach consensuses for cooperation for next 12 months

Sep 24, 15:53

The 12th Cross-Strait Information Industry and Technology Standards Forum hosted by Sinocon Industrial Standards Foundation, Chinese Electronics Standardization Association and China Communications Standards Association closed on September 23 with participants from China and Taiwan reaching 32 consensuses...

Supply chains conservative about new Microsoft orders

Sep 21, 15:10

Microsoft is cutting orders to supply chains for components used in entry-level and mid-range handsets due to a weak outlook for the second half of 2015, according to supply chain sources.

GLT expects to see record high revenues as it unfolds new capacity

Sep 16, 13:59

Light guide plate maker Global Lighting Technologies (GLT) recently held a ceremony in preparation for its launch of a new fab set to hit mass production in the first quarter of 2016 aimed for applications used in large-size, thin TVs.

Wah Hong reports August 2015 performance

Sep 11, 15:35

Optical film maker Wah Hong has reported its August 2015 revenues reached NT$808 million (US$24.94 million), up 5.36% on month.

Coretronic ships nearly 5.9 million BLUs in August

Sep 10, 21:46

Coretronic shipped 5.866 million backlight units (BLUs) in August 2015, increasing 2% on month, and 49.66 million units during January-August, decreasing 18% on year, according to the company.

Hinge maker Syncmold looks to strong sales in 3Q15

Sep 9, 14:00

Hinge/stand maker Syncmold Enterprise expects its sales to grow 10% sequentially in the third quarter of 2015 from the NT$2.352 billion (US$72.17 million) a quarter earlier, buoyed by demand for hinge and stand products from the AIO PC and LCD TV sectors.

Chicony Power enjoys on-month revenue growth in August

Sep 7, 22:22

Chicony Power has announced consolidated revenues of NT$2.34 billion (US$71.52 million), up 8.99% on month, while combined consolidated revenues from January-August were NT$16.75 billion, down slightly by 2.1% on year.

Radiant Opto-Electronics reports revenues for August 2015

Stockwatch - Sep 7, 16:14

Radiant Opto-Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$5.148 billion (US$165.6 million) for August 2015, representing a 48.35% increase on month and 32.99% increase on year.

Schott optimistic about thin glass demand in the semiconductor industry

Sep 2, 22:11

Schott is optimistic about the roll that thin glass products will play in the market, particularly in the semiconductor industry where thin glass substrate demand is on the rise, according to the company speaking at Semicon Taiwan 2015.

Digitimes Research: Smart glass used in automobiles still in developmental stages

Aug 31, 15:08

Demand for transparent smart glass used in vehicles continues to rise but there are still many different opinions as to what type of technology will be sought out the most due to different developments and costs associated, according to Digitimes Research.

AUO and 3M announce new partnership

Aug 28, 11:43

AU Optronics (AUO) and 3M have announced a new technology alliance that combines AUO ALCD (advanced LCD) technology, 3M's quantum dot (QD) enhancement film made with quantum dots produced by California-based Nanosys with AUO's backlight components for wide color gamut (WCG) and high dynamic range (HDR)...

Touch Taiwan: Corning exhibits new glass products

Aug 28, 11:41

Corning is showcasing products from its Corning Glass Technologies portfolio including recently launched Corning Lotus NXT Glass at Touch Taiwan 2015. Corning is also featuring Corning Iris Glass, a high-transmission, light-guide plate enabling thinner edge-lit LCD TVs.

BOE receives government support to enter IC design industry

Aug 21, 16:13

Panel maker BOE Technology has received support from the China government enabling it to step into the IC design industry. In addition to LCD driver ICs, DRAM and flash memory chips will also be target sectors, according to industry sources.

EZconn nets NT$1.87 for 1H15

Aug 20, 15:48

Fiber-optic component and RF (radio frequency) connector maker EZconn recorded net EPS of NT$1.87 for the first half of 2015, according to the company.

AUO spends NT$1.57 billion to acquire LCD display manufacturing equipment

Stockwatch - Aug 20, 15:28

AUO has spent NT$1.57 billion (US$48.39 million) to acquire equipment for manufacturing LCD displays from Screen Finetech Solutions and ULVAC, according to a company filing with the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE).

Virtual reality gaming, smart TVs and wearables lead to rise in gesture sensing control shipments, says IHS

Aug 17, 15:56

With emerging virtual reality games, smartwatches, smart TVs and other consumer electronics and information technology (IT) applications entering the market, shipments of gesture sensing control user interfaces are poised to grow 10% on year, to reach 1.8 billion units in 2015. While touch-screen technology...

Coretronic ships 5.7 million BLUs in July

Aug 11, 11:52

Coretronic has revealed it shipped 5.732 million backlight units (BLUs) in July, decreasing 9% on month, and BLU shipments for January-July totaled 43.796 million, slipping 15% on year.

FocalTech systems swings back to profitability in 2Q15

Newswatch - Aug 7, 10:26

Touchscreen and LCD driver IC supplier FocalTech Systems managed to swing back to profitability in the second quarter of 2015, with net profits reaching NT$63.02 million (US$1.99 million) or NT$0.15 per share, the company has reported.

Radiant reports revenues for July 2015

Stockwatch - Aug 6, 10:11

Radiant Opto-Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.47 billion (US$109.5 million) for July 2015, representing a 13.25% increase on month and 21.39% drop on year.

Virtual reality device shipments to reach 43 million by 2020, with mobile-reliant head mounted displays foremost, says firm

Jul 31, 12:19

The early excitement surrounding augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) has prompted some substantial bets from major players, including Google, Samsung, Microsoft, and Facebook. Microsoft's Hololens will likely be a major driver of consumer AR devices, while Google Cardboard will continue...

Coretronic reports 2Q15 performance

Jul 30, 21:56

Coretronic has reported its revenues in the second quarter of 2015 rose 7% but declined 19.5% on year to NT$16.93 billion (US$536.24 million). EPS was at NT$0.58, and operating profit NT$241 million.

Corning announces 2Q15 core sales of US$2.5 billion

Jul 30, 11:36

Corning has announced its second-quarter 2015 core sales reached US$2.5 billion, flat on year. Core earnings increased 7% on year to US$522 million and core EPS increased 12% to US$0.38.

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