Touch panel suppliers step up shipments for new iPhone
Jul 31, 11:35
Touch panel supply chains of the iPhone 6 have stepped up shipments for the next generation iPhone, with shipments of the new Apple smartphones expected to reach 36-40 million in the third quarter and 50 million in the fourth quarter, according to supply chain sources.
4G phone chip prices to fall 50% in 1 year
Jul 27, 15:07
Prices for 4G smartphone chip solutions, which have fallen about 40% so far in 2015, will continue their downward trend in the second half of the year. Prices will fall an overall 50% for 2015, according to industry sources.
Allwinner chosen to gain government support
Jul 23, 20:19
China-based tablet SoC specialist Allwinner Technology has reportedly been selected as one of the target companies able to gain financial support from the central government, which has set up a national industry investment fund focusing on investing in the construction of advanced process capacity,...
Synaptics announces panel driver IC solutions for mobile devices
Jul 20, 15:07
Synaptics has announced sampling of ClearPad 4300, its second-generation touch and display driver integration (TDDI) product, and a lineup of four new display driver IC solutions which provide support for panel resolutions ranging from HD, FHD, WQHD to UHD.
EZconn listed on TSE
Jul 15, 11:42
RF (radio frequency) connector and fiber-optic component maker EZconn on July 14 began listing on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE) at an initial price of NT$45.60 (US$1.47) per share, with stock price closing at NT$66.50 per share.
Wearable device orders may not be strong enough to support supply chain growth
Jul 14, 15:14
Although many brand vendors have launched wearable products, orders for wearable devices may not be sufficient to drive growth for related component suppliers. The vendors have many different devices and each of them needs only a small amount of components support, according to sources from the upstream...
Ichia swings back to profitability in 2Q15
Newswatch - Jul 13, 10:26
Flexible PCB and handset keypad maker Ichia Technologies has reported pre-tax profits of NT$88 million (US$2.84 million) for the second quarter of 2015, reversing from a pre-tax loss of NT$86 million posted in the previous quarter.
More China touch panel makers to fade from market in 2H15
Jul 10, 10:56
Market observers expect that several China touch panel makers will exit the market in the second half of 2015 due to several reasons, including weak demand for Windows 10, weakening demand in China's smartphone market and intensifying price wars.
Compeq to enjoy profit growth in 3Q15
Jul 9, 10:11
High-density interconnect (HDI) PCB specialist Compeq Manufacturing will see its gross margin and profits rise substantially in the third quarter of 2015, thanks to shipments for Apple's upcoming iPhone, according to market watchers.
Samsung slashes handset panel pricing to bump up orders
Jul 7, 15:05
As shipments of Samsung Electronics smartphones have been lower-than-expected in the market, Samsung Display has suffered in handset panel shipments and therefore has reduced pricing to various customers including Microsoft to help orders rebound.
MediaTek 2Q15 revenues meet guidance
Stockwatch - Jul 7, 14:50
Consolidated revenues at MediaTek came to about NT$47.04 billion (US$1.52 billion) in the second quarter of 2015, down 1% on quarter but meeting the company's guidance of NT$45.2-49 billion.
Silitech sees revenues down slightly in 2Q15
Jul 7, 10:48
Silitech Technology, a major supplier of keypads, chassis, modules and auto parts, has reported revenues of NT$844 million (US$27.3 million) for the second quarter of 2015, down 2.8% from the previous quarter.
Samsung to ramp up shipments of OLED panels, DRAM and flash chips to channels
Jul 1, 11:50
Samsung Electronics may ramp up the supply of standard parts and components, including OLED panels, DRAM and flash chips at more competitive prices starting the third quarter as inventory levels of these products have piled up due to its tumbling share in the global smartphone market, according to...
Apple to increase flexible PCB purchases, say sources
Jun 25, 14:29
The forthcoming iPhone 6S series will feature Force Touch technology, which will demand more flexible PCBs (FPCB). As a result, Apple is set to increase orders to its FPCB suppliers including Zhen Ding Technology and Flexium Interconnect, according to industry sources.
EZconn to be listed on TSE
Jun 24, 12:26
RF (radio frequency) connector and fiber-optic component maker EZconn will be listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE) on July 14 at a tentative price of NT$40 (US$1.29) per share, according to the company.
Merry Electronics sees slightly decreased May revenues
Stockwatch - Jun 9, 14:32
Handset-use audio component maker Merry Electronics on June 8 reported consolidated revenues of NT$850 million (US$27.6 million) for May 2015, representing a slight decline of 1.25% on month and 2.79% on year.
Altek sees May revenues drop
Stockwatch - Jun 8, 16:12
Altek has reported consolidated revenues of NT$965 million (US$31.03 million) for May 2015, representing a 12.56% drop on month and 44.71% drop on year.
Mitac to ship IoV devices to US- and Japan-based automakers
Newswatch - Jun 4, 11:06
Mitac International's development of Internet of vehicles (IoV) systems will begin to bear fruit in 2015 with related products likely to find their ways into the supply chains of US- and Japan-based automakers. The sales are expected to boost the business unit's revenues from tens of million in 2015...
Japan startup Socionext aiming big in IT industry
Jun 3, 12:12
Socionext, a Japan-based corporation focused on the design, development, and sales of system-on-chip (SoC) solutions/services, is a new company to the technology industry after having recently been established in March 2015 from investments from the Development Bank of Japan, Fujitsu Limited and Panasonic...
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...
Geared up for IoT: Q&A with Allen Wu, president of ARM Greater China
Jun 2, 18:58
The Cortex-A72 processor is ARM's highest-performance and most advanced processor. Based on the ARMv8-A architecture and launched in early 2015, the Cortex-A72 CPU is meant not only for mobile applications, but also for the enterprise networking and server SoC markets.
Ichia Technologies sees deceased May revenues
Stockwatch - Jun 2, 11:49
Flexible PCB and handset component maker Ichia Technologies has reported consolidated revenues of NT$616 million (US$20.1 million) for May, decreasing 8.62% on month and 40.82% on year.
IC demand for PCs remains slow
Jun 1, 14:02
IC orders for PCs have remained slow thus far in 2015, whereas orders for handsets and consumer electronics devices are picking up prior to the third quarter peak season, according to sources at Taiwan-based IC design houses.