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  • LG expected to invest over US$800 million in new OLED facilities

    Displays | 9h 14min ago

  • Windows 10 expected to benefit notebook market more than smartphone market

    IT + CE | 9h 15min ago

  • Foxconn Electronics to produce Xiaomi, Asustek smartphones for sale in Brazil

    Mobile + telecom | 9h 19min ago

  • SAS starts construction of PV power-generation station in Philippines

    Green energy | 9h 21min ago

  • SPIL 2Q15 revenues meet low-end guidance

    Bits + chips | 9h 24min ago

  • Novatek June sales up 4%

    Bits + chips | 9h 25min ago

  • Win Semi 2Q15 sales increase 10%

    Bits + chips | 9h 27min ago

  • Solomon Systech launches PMOLED driver ICs for wearable displays

    Bits + chips | 9h 28min ago

  • Giantplus reports June 2015 performance

    Displays | 9h 30min ago

  • SAS June revenues hit record

    Green energy | 9h 33min ago

  • Getac reports growth in June revenues

    IT + CE | 9h 35min ago

  • Inspection firm Sporton reports record revenues for 2Q15

    Before Going to Press | 9h 45min ago

  • Novatek June sales up 4%

    Before Going to Press | 9h 45min ago

  • Samsung slashes handset panel pricing to bump up orders

    Before Going to Press | 9h 46min ago

  • Silitech Technology sees decreased June revenues

    Before Going to Press | 9h 47min ago

  • SerComm June revenues hit record for 2nd time straight

    Before Going to Press | 9h 55min ago

  • Lextar Electronics sees decreased June revenues

    Before Going to Press | 9h 56min ago

  • Green Energy Technology June revenues down sequentially

    Before Going to Press | 9h 57min ago

  • Digitimes Times: Taiwan 2Q15 handset shipments up 18.6 sequentially

    Before Going to Press | 9h 59min ago

  • Digitimes Research: June 7W, 9W LED light bulb prices sequentially drop in China market

    Before Going to Press | 9h 59min ago

  • Solomon Systech launches driver chips for wearables

    Before Going to Press | 10h ago

  • Intel said to postpone Kaby Lake processor launch to late 2016

    Before Going to Press | 10h ago

  • Diode maker Eris 1H15 revenues flat

    Before Going to Press | 10h 4min ago

  • Taiwan market: Oppo to launch Mirro 5s, unveil R7 series

    Before Going to Press | 10h 4min ago

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Digitimes Research: Tablets with phone functionality from white-box players to suffer over 15% decline in 2Q15

Jul 3, 16:07

While visiting Southern China's white-box tablet supply chain, Digitimes Research discovered that shipments of white-box tablets with phone functionality saw their first on-year drop in the second quarter. This is because their major markets have experienced weak economy and competition is also growing...

India to be second-largest smartphone market by 2017, says Strategy Analytics

Jul 2, 22:13

Worldwide smartphone sales are forecast to grow from 1.5 billion units in 2015 to a record 1.7 billion by 2017, according to Strategy Analytics. China, India and the US are the big three countries driving smartphone growth worldwide.

Notebook demand not strong as expected in 2H15, overall shipments to drop on year in 2015

Jun 29, 15:31

Notebook demand may not see as strong growth in the second half as originally expected and overall shipments are expected to decline to 160 million units in 2015, down 5% on year with some conservative players even forecasting the number to reach only 150 million units, down a double-digit percentage...

Wistron conservative about 2H15 notebook shipments, says chairman

Jun 29, 11:19

Wistron's first-half 2015 notebook shipments fell far short of expectation and the second-half volume will not grow more than 10% sequentially, according to company chairman and CEO Simon Lin.

Wistron chairman and CEO Simon Lin

Compal 2015 shipment goals unchanged, says president

Jun 29, 11:00

Compal Electronics in early 2015 set a goal of shipping 45.2 million notebooks, 50.5 million tablets, smartphones and other smart mobile devices as well as 4.4 million LCD TVs in 2105, and although global demand for such products so far in 2015 has been short of original expectation, the ODM's shipmment...

Compal president Ray Chen (right) and chairman Rock Hsu (center)

PCB firm Tripod to deal out 2014 dividend of NT$2.75

Jun 26, 11:16

Tripod Technology announced at its shareholders meeting on June 25 that it will deal out a cash dividend per share of NT$2.75 (US$0.09) for its 2014 operations.

SMIC to form R&D joint venture with Huawei, Qualcomm and Imec

Jun 24, 14:47

Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC), China's top foundry chipmaker, has announced plans to form a joint venture with Huawei, Qualcomm, and nano-electronics research institute Imec.

IC substrate, PCB makers seeing shipments pick up

Jun 23, 21:15

Taiwan's major IC substrate and PCB manufacturers have all ramped up their shipments for new mobile devices set to roll out in the second half of 2015, according to industry sources.

Commentary: The gaming notebook industry heats up

Jun 23, 12:40

Competition in the gaming notebook segment is surely to become keener in the second half of 2015 as notebook brands including Acer, Asustek Computer, Dell, Gigabyte Technology and Micro-Star International (MSI) together are expected to launch at least 10 new 15- to 17-inch gaming notebooks in the fourth...

Apple in-house developing TDDI solutions, say Taiwan chipmakers

Jun 22, 15:18

Apple is internally developing touch and display driver integration (TDDI) single-chip solutions for its iPhones, according to sources in Taiwan's IC design industry.

IC suppliers expect orders to flow in August

Jun 17, 14:56

Downstream clients are expected to step up their pace of orders between the end of July and early August as they are about to complete inventory clearance and begin preparing for new product roll-outs, according to sources at IC suppliers.

Global wearable shipments to reach 45-50 million in 2015

Jun 17, 11:42

The release of the Apple Watch will help accelerate the growth of the wearable market, pushing global shipments of wearable devices to 45-50 million units in 2015, up 125-150% from 20 million units shipped a year earlier, according to sources at Taiwan's supply chain.

High inventory levels signal further declines for MEA PC market, says IDC

Jun 15, 15:42

The Middle East and Africa (MEA) PC market suffered an on-year decline of 9.6% in the first quarter of 2015, with shipments to the region totaling 4.3 million units. That's according to the latest market insights by IDC, which attributed the market's poor performance to currency fluctuations in a number...

Thin and terminal client results disappoint in 1Q15, says IDC

Jun 15, 15:40

The global thin and terminal client market deteriorated during the first quarter of 2015, declining 7.8% on year, according to the IDC Worldwide Quarterly Enterprise Client Device Tracker.

Asustek net profit deceases in 2014

Jun 12, 15:20

Asustek Computer has posted consolidated revenues of NT$477.4 billion (US$15.43 billion) for 2014, up 3% on year and net profit of NT$19.47 billion, down 9% on year. The 2014 net profit dropped on year because in 2013 the company's earnings were boosted by substantial non-operating incomes from selling...

Tablet vendors developing models for business, gaming and education applications

Jun 11, 14:20

Tablet brands are developing models for business, gaming and education applications as a means to cushion off the impact of slacking demand caused by the rising popularity of large-size smartphones and are expected to begin rolling out new models in the third quarter of 2015, according to sources at...

Asustek revenues drop on year in May

Stockwatch - Jun 10, 16:32

Asustek Computer has reported consolidated revenues of NT$33.682 billion (US$1.09 billion) for May 2015, representing a 1.94% increase on month and 8.58% drop on year.

Acer revenues drop on year in May

Stockwatch - Jun 10, 16:31

Acer has reported consolidated revenues of NT$17.664 billion (US$571.61 million) for May 2015, representing a 11.63% increase on month and 30.86% drop on year.

HiTi Digital to launch 2nd-generation Pringo portable photo printer

Jun 10, 15:56

Dye-sublimation-based digital photo printer and card printer maker HiTi Digital has unveiled second-generation Pringo, a portable digital photo printer model, and will launch it in Taiwan and Hong Kong in July 2015 as well as Japan, South Korea, the US, and Europe in 2016, according to the company.

Compal ships 3.1 million notebooks, Inventec 1.3 million in May

Jun 10, 15:49

Notebook ODM Compal Electronics has announced consolidated revenues of NT$64.55 billion (US$2.09 billion) for May, up 4.72% on month, but down 5.08% on year and its notebook shipments for the month totaled 3.1 million units, up from 2.6 million units in April. Meanwhile, Inventec shipped 1.3 million...

Taiwan market: Tablet sales to reach 1.2 million units in 2015; Huawei to launch MediaPad X2

Jun 10, 11:05

Sales of tablets in the Taiwan markets are expected to decline 14% on year to 1.2 million units in 2015 due to dwindling demand and impact from the rising popularity of large-size smartphones, according to sources at local retail channels.

Cadence, TSMC collaborate on IoT IP subsystem

Jun 9, 11:20

Cadence Design Systems has announced that it is collaborating with TSMC on the development of an Internet of Things (IoT) IP subsystem demonstration platform for TSMC's ultra-low power (ULP) process. Targeting wearable, home automation, always-on and industrial control applications, the IP subsystem...

Wistron sees notebook shipments decline in May; expects sequential drop in 2Q15 shipments

Jun 8, 21:57

Wistron shipped 1.3 million notebooks in May, down 7.14% from 1.4 million units in April and the company currently expects the volume in the second quarter to suffer a sequential decline, down from original expectations of 0-5% growth.

Wearable market remained strong in 1Q15 despite pending debut of Apple Watch, says IDC

Jun 5, 12:19

The worldwide wearable device market recorded its eighth consecutive quarter of steady growth in the first quarter of 2015. According to the IDC Worldwide Quarterly Wearable Device Tracker, vendors shipped a total of 11.4 million wearables in the first quarter of 2015, a 200% increase from the 3.8...

AMD unveils sixth-generation A-series APUs for mobile products

Jun 4, 17:37

AMD has announced its sixth-generation A-series accelerated processing units (APUs) in a system-on-chip (SoC) design.

Notebooks powered by AMD new A series APUs

Computex 2015: Microsoft showcases Windows 10 devices from partners

Jun 4, 16:05

At Computex 2015, during a keynote addressed at the Taipei International Convention Center, Nick Parker, corporate vice president OEM Division, Microsoft, discussed how Windows 10 is enabling the next generation of devices and cloud-based solutions. Parker highlighted the vast opportunities that Windows...

TCA chairman optimistic about Taiwan ICT industries despite challenges

Jun 3, 11:59

Computex has evolved into one of the biggest and most important ICT trade shows in the world since its first edition was launched 35 years ago. Computex 2015, which boasts a record number of more than 5,000 exhibition booths, is expected to remain as a robust platform where vendors showcase their new...

TH Tung, chairman of Taipei Computer Association

Computex 2015: SanDisk intros new SSD products, USB 3.0 flash drives

Jun 2, 12:09

SanDisk has introduced new solid state drives (SSD) - portable SSDs and 2TB SATA SSD for cloud data services - and two new USB 3.0 flash drives, which are now being showcased at the ongoing Computex 2015.

SanDisk showcasing new SSD products

Intel to acquire Altera for US$16.7 billion

Jun 2, 11:47

Intel and Altera have jointly announced a definitive agreement under which Intel would acquire Altera for US$54 per share in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately US$16.7 billion.

Welcome to the Computex of Things

Jun 1, 19:36

Computex Taipei, the largest ICT trade show in Asia and the second largest in the world, will begin its 35th year today, attracting over 130,000 visitors, including 38,000 international visitors. While Computex will feature more than 1,700 exhibitors and more than 5,000 booths, this year the show will...

Microsoft to address Google Chromebook competition through Windows 10 pricing

Jun 1, 19:23

With Windows 10 set to be launched later this summer, Microsoft will enjoy a lot of attention at this year's Computex, as visitors look to get a better glimpse into how the operating system and the apps that run on it handles various devices being displayed at the show. However, while the technology...

Digitimes Research: Six 2-in-1 Chromebooks scheduled for 2015 to tackle non-education markets

May 28, 15:46

In addition to Lenovo's N21 2-in-1 Chromebook launched in February and Asustek Computer's Chromebook Flip 2-in-1 device announced in April, Google, Hewlett-Packard (HP) and Acer are also planning to unveil Chromebook products in the second half. With the devices, the market will see at least six branded...

Worldwide Chromebook sales will reach 7.3 million units in 2015, says Gartner

May 25, 16:11

Worldwide Chromebook sales to end users is on pace to reach 7.3 million units in 2015, a 27% increase from 2014, according to Gartner. Education is the primary market for Chromebooks and represented 72% of the global Chromebook market in 2014.

Intel, Rockchip jointly promoting SoFIA 3G-R SoCs in China

May 22, 15:16

Intel and China-based Rockchip Electronics have recently stepped up their joint efforts to promote the quad-core SoFIA 3G-R (C3230RK) SoC solutions to the white-box tablet sector in China, aiming to squeeze more market share out from rival suppliers including MediaTek, Allwinner Technology, and Spreadtrum...

Lenovo revenues up 21% in fiscal 4Q14

May 22, 11:47

China-based IT vendor Lenovo has published its financial report for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2014 (April 2014-March 2015), with revenues of US$11.3 billion growing 21% on year.

Tablet vendors battle for supremacy in saturated CEE market, says IDC

May 22, 10:34

Tablet and 2-in-1 shipments in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) declined by more than 20% in the first quarter of 2015 compared to the same quarter in 2014, according to the Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) Quarterly Tablet Tracker published by IDC. Key factors in the expected market downturn...

China white-box players remain aggressive about tablet market, but brand vendors hold back

May 21, 11:18

Despite the fact that first-tier vendors including Samsung Electronics, Asustek Computer, Lenovo and Toshiba have significantly reduced the number of new tablet products for the second half to cut costs, white-box players in China continue to push into the tablet market with full strength, according...

ARM, UMC launch new 55nm ULP physical IP solution for energy-efficient IoT applications

May 18, 21:51

ARM and United Microelectronics (UMC) have jointly announced the availability of a new ARM Artisan physical IP solution on 55nm to accelerate the development of ARM processor-based embedded systems and Internet of Things (IoT) applications.

Acer revenues decrease in April

Stockwatch - May 12, 15:17

Acer has reported consolidated revenues of NT$15.824 billion (US$515 million) for April 2015, representing a 36.05% drop on month and 17.81% drop on year.

Gigabyte reports April 2015 revenues

Stockwatch - May 11, 22:00

Gigabyte Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.8 billion (US$123.83 million) for April 2015, representing a 13.5% drop on month and 9.12% drop on year.

MSI sees over 10% revenue drop for April 2015

Stockwatch - May 11, 21:59

Micro-Star International (MSI) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$5.86 billion (US$190.97 million) for April 2015, representing a 14.07% drop on month and 19.74% drop on year.

Quanta Computer reports revenues for April 2015

Stockwatch - May 11, 21:55

Quanta Computer has reported consolidated revenues of NT$67.52 billion (US$2.2 billion) for April 2015, representing a 15.65% drop on month and 6.98% drop on year.

Acer targeting China, India, Malaysia and the Philippines for BYOC business

May 11, 15:30

Taiwan-based Acer is looking to export its cloud computing services to other countries and has targeted China, India, Malaysia and the Philippines as it looks for local system integrators for cooperation. Acer's president of Pan-Asia Pacific Regional Operation Oliver Ahrens noted that the company is...

Acer aiming to become top-3 in India PC market in 2 years

May 11, 15:20

Acer's president of Pan-Asia Pacific Regional Operation Oliver Ahrens pointed out that the company is looking to become the third-largest notebook vendor in India in two years and in addition to brand promotions, the company is also expanding its sales channels in the country and strengthening its...

Notebook shipments of Taiwan players from 2006-2015

May 10, 17:46

Taiwan makers produced over 90% of the notebooks worldwide in 2008. The top-five notebook makers – Quanta Computer, Compal Electronics, Wistron, Inventec and Asustek Computer – contributed 88% of the shipments from Taiwan.

Dialog, Foxconn SiP subsidiary to invest in Dyna Image

May 6, 21:58

Dialog Semiconductor, which focuses on power management IC solutions, has announced plans to acquire a 40% stake in Taiwan-based Dyna Image, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Lite-On Semiconductor.

China market: Prices for 4- and 8-core handset chips to fall

May 6, 14:16

Prices for 8-core handset chips are set to fall below US$10 in 2015 while those for quad-core chips will slip to US$5, as chipmakers start a price war, according to industry sources in China.

Tablet market losing demand

May 4, 22:07

Apple has recently reported results for the fiscal second quarter of 2015 ended March 28, 2015 and saw strong iPhone 6 and Mac products shipments, but its iPad shipments were only 12.62 million units, down 23% on year, showing that demand for tablets is shrinking quickly and most tablet players are...

iPad shipments expected to decline over 20% in 2015

May 4, 21:56

Due to weak tablet demand in the market, the supply chain estimate that shipments for Apple iPad products will be down over 20% on year in 2015.

Apple iPhone captures 12% smartphone market share in China in 1Q15, says Strategy Analytics

May 4, 12:12

Smartphone shipments to China totaled 109.8 million units in the first quarter of 2015, rising 17% from 93.6 million units a year earlier, according to Strategy Analytics. Xiaomi maintained first position, but Apple is rapidly closing the gap with a 12% market share in second place.

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