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  • Walton, Powertech to see slight drops in 4Q14 revenues

    Bits + chips | 1h 22min ago

  • Contrel invests in PSS production using soft mask photolithography

    LED | 1h 43min ago

  • Taiwan market: BenQ aims to sell 20,000 curved Full HD WCG TVs in 2015; Ultra HD TV penetration to reach 5%

    Displays | 1h 52min ago

  • LCD TV sales expected to reach 5 million during holiday period in North America

    Displays | 2h 59min ago

  • Macronix posts net losses of NT$1.1 billion for 3Q14

    Bits + chips | 3h 20min ago

  • MLS, Unity Opto expand LED lighting capacities

    LED | 3h 29min ago

  • LG Display develops 5.3-inch Full HD LCD panel for smartphones with 0.7mm bezel

    Displays | Oct 30, 21:22

  • ASE nets NT$1.98 per share for January-September

    Bits + chips | Oct 30, 21:07

  • Taiwan ODMs, component makers eye orders from China mid-range, high-end smartphone vendors

    Mobile + telecom | Oct 30, 20:04

  • Hermes Microvision posts January-September net EPS of NT$25.13

    Before Going to Press | Oct 30, 20:59

  • Standards committees and industry consortia working through number of video standards to support Ultra HD

    Before Going to Press | Oct 30, 20:55

  • TDDI may push down touch IC, LCD driver IC prices in 2015

    Before Going to Press | Oct 30, 20:00

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Project Ara modularized smartphone to enter commercial production in 2015

Oct 30, 14:35

Project Ara under Google's Advanced Technology and Projects Group (ATAP) is currently working with more than 20 partners and aims to bring its modularized smartphone into commercial production in 2015, according to industry sources.

Quanta said to be main supplier of Google Project Ara

Oct 30, 11:04

Project Ara, Google's development plan for modular smartphones, is expected to become available on the market in 2015 with Quanta Computer reportedly being the main hardware supplier. Orders are expected to boost the Taiwan-based ODM's non-notebook revenues, according to sources from the upstream supply...

Project Ara

MediaTek expected to see sales decline 6-11% sequentially in 4Q14

Oct 27, 11:54

MediaTek is expected to see its revenues drop 6-11% sequentially in the fourth quarter of 2014 due to declining shipments of 3G smartphone solutions and other ICs for consumer electronics, networking communication and optical storage applications, according to industry sources.

Foxconn will not acquire TPK, says company

Oct 24, 10:56

TPK spokesperson Freddy Liu has stated that claims regarding Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) purchasing the company are false.

Supply chain estimated to deliver 50 million units of iPhone 6 in 2014

Oct 23, 15:06

Strong demand for Apple's iPhone 6 has boosted Pegatron Technology's orders for 2014 and the maker is expected to ship close to 25 million units before the end of 2014, according to sources from the upstream supply chain. Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) will also deliver about 25 million...

China handset camera module makers cut pricing by 15-20%

Oct 21, 10:56

China makers are continuing to slash pricing for camera modules used in smartphones, with pricing expected to drop as much as 15-20% on year during the second half of 2014.

Commentary: China ODM services increasing as local vendors aim to cut costs and expand handset lineups

Oct 20, 16:21

Low-priced, high-specification handsets are continuing to be focus for handset vendors in China, with Xiaomi, Coolpad and Huawei Device expected to push segment in 2015 in order to combat competition from international vendors.

Inhon braces for impact on parent company over food scandal

Oct 16, 12:14

Sales of Inhon Technologies Group (Inhontech), an ODM maker of glass fiber handset and notebook cases, chassis and other plastics parts, may be affected by an ongoing investigation into its parent company Ting Hsin International Group over a tainted cooking oil scandal, according to industry sources...

MediaTek announces MT6735 WorldMode smartphone platform

Oct 16, 11:16

MediaTek has announced a new 64-bit mobile system on chip (SoC), the MT6735, which builds opon MediaTek's existing line-up of mainstream LTE platforms by integrating with CDMA2000 technology and adding the critical WorldMode modem capability.

Digitimes Research: GTAT woes disrupt sapphire industry

Oct 16, 11:14

GT Advanced Technologies' (GTAT) move to seek bankruptcy protection on October 6 came as a surprise to the IT industry especially because the maker was a major supplier of Apple for sapphire screens.

Handset solution vendors to launch low-priced 4G chips in 1H15

Oct 16, 09:53

Handset solution vendors are preparing to launch next-generation 4G chipsets in the first half of 2015 with prices likely to be 30% cheaper than current models, heralding keen competition in the 4G chipset segment in the coming year, according to industry sources.

Apple and Samsung to drive fingerprint sensor market growth 4-fold by 2020, says IHS

Oct 15, 15:47

Apple and Samsung will drive the value of the fingerprint sensor market four-fold to over US$1.7 billion by 2020 according to IHS.

Supply chain makers continue to benefit from orders from China handset vendors

Oct 8, 15:31

Supply chain makers are continuing to benefit from orders from China-based handset vendors as they extend their market shares locally and abroad.

LCD driver IC vendors ramping up non-LCD driver IC shipments

Oct 7, 22:14

Some Taiwan-based LCD driver IC vendors, including Himax Technologies, Sitronix Technology and ILi Technology (Ilitek), have begun ramping up shipments of non-LCD driver IC products, which are expected to contribute significantly to sales and profit growth for the companies in 2014, according to industry...

Simplo, Dynapack see revenue growth in September thanks to iPhone

Oct 7, 15:26

Battery maker Simplo Technology has announced revenues of NT$5.4 billion (US$177.3 million) for September 2014, up 7.85% on month and 1.66% on year, with combined revenues for the first nine months of 2014 reaching NT$40.98 billion, up 9.24% on year. Market watchers pointed out that the growth was...

Low-priced, high specification handset components still in high demand in China

Oct 7, 15:11

The supply chain believes that China's handset industry is continuing to move in the direction of higher specification, low-priced components in order to slash consumer pricing and help vendors maintain market share.

Vapor chamber looks promising for smartphone cooling

Oct 6, 16:30

In addition to ultra-thin heat pipes, cooling module makers have also developed vapor chamber solutions for mobile devices and several Japan-, Taiwan- and Korea-based smartphone vendors have already expressed interest in the solutions, according to sources from the smartphone supply chain.

iPhone 6 chip orders to remain high in 1Q15, say sources

Oct 6, 16:04

Orders for chipsets for production of the iPhone 6 devices in the first quarter of 2015 have exceeded 50 million units, according to an industry estimated.

China-based IC design houses land fingerprint sensor orders from China handset vendors

Oct 2, 11:34

China-based IC design house Goodix reportedly has landed fingerprint sensor orders from China-based handset vendor Meizu, while fellow company Silead has snapped up similar orders from Huawei, according to industry sources.

JDI sees increased orders from Xiaomi

Oct 1, 14:00

JDI is seeing increased orders from Xiaomi as the smartphone vendor further tackles the entry-level and mid-range segments in China and expands its supply chain.

China vendors are furthering their influence in the entry-level handset market with CNY1,000 handsets

Sep 29, 23:18

China vendors are furthering their influence in the entry-level handset market with CNY1,000 (US$162) handsets while major international vendors such as Samsung Electronics and Apple are dominating the high-end segment.

iPhone 6 panel demand expected at 116 million in 2014, says report

Newswatch - Sep 29, 15:38

Panel demand for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus is expected at 116 million units in 2014, according to a new report from the China Times.

Handset supply chains expect to see limited orders from China during 4Q14

Sep 29, 15:03

Panel and touch panel makers associated with China-based handset vendors expect limited growth in the fourth quarter of 2014 as demand for 4G units has been lower-than-expected, according to industry sources.

Android smartphone vendors speeding up migration to 64-bit architecture

Sep 29, 14:11

With Google planning to release its Android L OS soon, which supports 64-bit processors, Android-based smartphone vendors will speed up their migration to the 64-bit architecture, making 64-bit CPUs mainstream technology for smartphones in the second half of 2015, according to industry sources.

iPhone 6 Plus: US$100 costlier for consumers, US$15.50 more expensive for Apple to make, says IHS

Sep 24, 16:29

For consumers opting to buy Apple's iPhone 6 Plus rather than the iPhone 6, the additional 0.8-inch of screen size will cost US$100 extra. However, for Apple, the iPhone 6 Plus costs only about US$16 more to produce, delivering to the company an even heftier margin than normal for its wildly popular...

Smartphone 4G solution prices to continue to fall in 1H15

Sep 22, 13:15

Prices of entry-level 4G smartphone solutions have dropped to US$8-9 per unit recently and could slip to US$6-7 in the first half of 2015 as chipset solution vendors are applying aggressive pricing in order to land design-wins for smartphones to be released in early 2015, according to industry sourc...

China CCM makers expanding capacities

Sep 22, 11:50

China-based Sunny Optical Technology, Shenzhen O-film Tech and Truly Opto-electronics have been expanding production capacities for compact camera modules (CCMs) for smartphones and tablets, according to sources with Taiwan's supply chain.

Taiwan panel makers see increased pressure from China in entry-level, mid-range segments

Sep 17, 14:59

Taiwan panel makers are continuing to see increased pressure from China makers in the entry-level and mid-range segments as China makers deepen relations with local handset vendors.

MediaTek announces 2T2R 802.11n Wi-Fi AP/router SoC

Sep 17, 10:45

MediaTek has announced its MT7628, a 2T2R 802.11n Wi-Fi AP/router system on chip (SoC). Integrating a 2T2R 802.11n Wi-Fi radio and a 580MHz MIPS 24KEc CPU, the MT7628 enables consumers to control their home network, connected appliances and cloud services at home or on the go.

TSMC sees follow-up IC orders for iPhone 6 devices

Sep 16, 22:33

Foreign chipset suppliers have placed follow-up orders for chips to be used in iPhone 6 devices with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), extending order visibility of foundry houses to the first quarter of 2015, according to industry sources.

Android One smartphones released, says MediaTek

Newswatch - Sep 16, 15:38

The first wave of Android One devices featuring MediaTek's MT6582 mobile system-on-chip (mobile SoC) based on ARM CortexTM A7 processors have been launched, according to MediaTek.

Supply chains optimistic about wearable orders in 2014

Sep 15, 15:39

Supply chains are continuing to see orders for wearables and are optimistic demand will remain strong throughout 2014.

China market: 4G chipset market heading for price competition

Sep 15, 15:30

Price competition in the 4G solution market in China will heat up soon with Qualcomm unveiling its Snapdragon 210 CPU for entry-level 4G LTE smartphones, according to industry sources.

Qualcomm unveils Snapdragon 210 for entry-level 4G smartphones, tablets

Sep 12, 11:51

Qualcomm has announced a range of new products and technologies designed to drive high-performance computing and connectivity to entry-level and mainstream smartphones and tablets. The newest addition to its Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 tier, the Snapdragon 210 processor, will offer integrated multimode...

Panel makers see orders increase for large-size, high-resolution smartphone panels

Sep 11, 21:15

Panel makers are seeing orders increase for large-size, high-resolution smartphone panels as vendors in China and Korea continue to release new models.

Component suppliers preparing parts for production of 80 million iPhone 6s before year-end 2014

Newswatch - Sep 11, 11:13

Makers in the iPhone supply chain are preparing parts and components for production of up to 80 million units of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus before year-end 2014, according to sources at Taiwan-based iPhone supply chain.

MediaTek revenues edge up sequentially in August

Sep 9, 12:07

MediaTek has reported revenues of NT$19.66 billion (US$657.33 million) for August, increasing 2% sequentially and 54% on year.

Taiwan supply chains show optimism about orders from China-based handset vendors

Sep 4, 14:22

Taiwan supply chains are showing optimism about orders from China-based handset vendors as they are making attempts to further expand into markets throughout Southeast Asia, as well as India, Europe and North America.

Tongli to establish new protective film production facilities in Taiwan

Sep 3, 22:11

Following China-based protective film maker Tongli Optoelectronic Technology's move to set up research and development facilities in Taiwan in order to further harness business opportunities from Taiwan's upstream supply chain players, the company is now expanding facilities in China and will also...

Shortage of CNC capacity to remain until 2015, say chassis makers

Sep 3, 14:59

Because a large portion of CNC machines are being used to carve out unibody metal-alloy chassis for iPhones, and Japan-, South Korea- and China-based smartphone vendors have adopted or will adopt similar chassis, global CNC capacity for metal-alloy chassis is expected to be in shortage until 2015,...

New mobile products to benefit component suppliers until end of 2014

Sep 2, 15:49

With smartphone players such as Samsung Electronics, LG Electronics and Sony expected to unveil their latest products at IFA 2014, and Apple set to release its new mobile products later in September, sources from the upstream supply chain expect that component suppliers' revenues will remain strong...

Microsoft reduces Surface chassis suppliers; may adopt similar strategy for other components

Sep 1, 14:29

Microsoft has recently reduced the number of chassis suppliers for its Surface tablets and is now outsourcing all the orders to Ju Teng. Microsoft stopped placing chassis orders with its China-based supplier in August, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.

Peripheral chip makers preparing inventories for 100 million new iPhones

Aug 22, 15:20

Peripheral chip suppliers for the next-generation iPhone reportedly are preparing to build up combined inventories of related ICs equivalent for the production of 100 million units in the second half of 2014, according to industry sources.

Samsung reportedly resumes supply of mobile RAM for new iPhone

Aug 22, 12:18

Samsung Electronics reportedly has made a comeback into the supplier list for mobile RAM chips for Apple's next-generation iPhone slated for release in September, according to industry sources.

Digitimes Research: GTAT estimated to supply up to 1.35-2.25 million 5.5-inch iPhone sapphire covers in 2014

Aug 22, 10:55

US-based GT Advanced Technologies (GTAT), the exclusive sapphire supplier for Apple, is estimated to supply enough sapphire to make covers for up to 1.35-2.25 million 5.5-inch iPhones by the end of 2014 based on the progress of GTAT's sapphire production ramp, according to Digitimes Research.

Former MediaTek employees probed over alleged trade secrets theft

Aug 13, 12:37

Taiwan's Investigation Bureau has raided a company in Taipei and 10 former MediaTek employees' homes in a probe into suspected theft of business secrets from the chip vendor.

AUO to start production of 1.6-inch AMOLED panels in 4Q14

Aug 13, 11:26

AU Optronics (AUO) will begin production of 1.6-inch AMOLED panels for use in smart wearable devices in the fourth quarter of 2014, according to Taiwan-based supply chain makers.

TSMC July revenues hit all-time high

Aug 11, 11:21

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) saw its revenues hit a record high of NT$64.93 billion (US$2.16 billion) in July, increasing 7.6% sequentially and 24.6% on year.

Taiwan panel makers seeing strong demand from Huawei, Lenovo, Xiaomi

Aug 7, 10:37

China-based smartphone and tablet vendors Huawei Device, Lenovo and Xiaomi Technology have increased demand for panels and touch panels since the beginning of the third quarter of 2014, according to Taiwan-based supply chain makers.

Wireless connectivity semiconductors maintain double-digit growth in health and fitness, says IHS

Aug 6, 15:44

Semiconductors providing wireless connectivity in health and fitness devices are set for solid double-digit growth in 2014 and beyond, especially as a clutch of wireless technologies make their way into a growing number of wearable devices, according to IHS.

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