Industry supply chain eyeing huge mobile-SoC market potential
Aug 26, 13:56
With more system vendors engaged in the development of mobile SoC solutions in-house, the market for mobile chips is set to expand a further US$10 billion, according to industry sources. IC foundries, and EDA and IC design service companies are all eyeing this additional market size.
Primax revenues to hit new high in August, says paper
Newswatch - Aug 23, 16:10
Primax Electronics is expected to see its revenues hit a new high in August, buoyed by a 10% capacity ramp of its compact camera modules (CCMs) and peak season demand for audio products, according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) report.
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.
Zhen Ding, Flexium revenues disappoint
Aug 16, 11:13
Disappointing sales of the iPhone 6s during the first half of 2016 and lower-than-expected orders for the upcoming 7 series are negatively affecting sales at flexible PCB (FPCB) suppliers Zhen Ding Technology Holding and Flexium Interconnect, according to market observers.
PCL Technologies sees on-year growth in 1H16 operations
Aug 15, 11:55
Optical component and module maker PCL Technologies has reported first-half 2016 consolidated revenues of NT$930.5 million (US$28.9 million), increasing 13.48% on year, gross margin 28.56% up 5.33pp, operating profit NT$143.2 million up 53.24%, and net profit 158.2 million, up 29.39%.
China-based Luxshare to take up 51% stake in Merry subsidiary
Aug 11, 10:09
The board of directors of headset maker Merry Electronics has approved a capital expansion project for its subsidiary in Suzhou, under which ICT-Lanto, a subsidiary of China-based Luxshare Precision Industry, will invest CNY530 million (US$79.74 million) to take up a 51% stake in Merry's Suzhou subs...
Largan July revenues hit 9-month high
Aug 8, 11:20
Smartphone-use lens module maker Largan Precision has reported consolidated revenues of NT$4.591 billion (US$143 million) for July, the highest monthly level since November 2015. The sum represents a 27.72% on-month increase but a 12.64% on-year decline.
Merry Electronics sees increased July revenues
Stockwatch - Aug 5, 10:32
Handset-use audio component maker Merry Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.484 billion (US$46.4 million) for July, rising 5.32% on month and 60.65% on year.
Oppo smartphone shipments marred by tight AMOLED supply
Aug 4, 12:06
Shipments of smartphones by China-based Oppo may fall short of its revised goal of shipping 90-100 million units in 2016 due to insufficient supply of AMOLED panels from Samsung Display, according to industry sources.
FPCB maker Ichia sees July revenues up on month
Stockwatch - Aug 2, 10:58
Handset-use flexible PCB maker Ichia Technologies has reported consolidated revenues of NT$551 million (US$17.2 million) for July, increasing 4.48% on month but decreasing 13.16% on year.
Component makers to see weak orders for tablets and wearables
Jul 26, 12:25
Upstream component makers have seen weaker-than-expected orders for tablet and wearable products since the early first half and the issue is expected to continue in the second half of the year and will hurt the makers' revenue performances in 2016.
Commentary: ARM a must for SoftBank in paradigm shift
Jul 20, 12:46
SoftBank's decision to buy out ARM for GBP24.3 billion (US$32.2 billion) not only highlights the ruthless investment style of SoftBank's chairman and CEO Masayoshi Son, but also indicates the future business opportunities that will come along with the rising penetration of Internet of Things (IoT).
Merry to form investment partnership with Luxshare via Suzhou subsidiary
Jul 19, 15:59
Headset maker Merry Electronics has signed a letter of intent for cooperation with China-based Luxshare Precision Industry under which Luxshare or one of its subsidiaries will take up a 40-60% stake in a Merry subsidiary in Suzhou, China for CNY400-600 million (US$59.71-89.57 million).
SoftBank to acquire ARM
Jul 18, 16:24
The boards of directors of SoftBank and ARM have announced that they have reached an agreement on the terms of a recommended all-cash acquisition of ARM for GBP24.3 billion (US$32.2 billion).
Egistec posts record 2Q16 revenues
Jul 12, 11:00
Fingerprint sensor supplier Egis Technology (Egistec) saw its second-quarter revenues hike 137.7% sequentially to NT$252 million (US$7.82 million). The figures were also the highest quarterly levels since the company's listing on Taiwan's OTC market in December 2015.
Ichia suffers pre-tax losses of over NT$100 million for 1H16
Stockwatch - Jul 11, 14:33
Flexible PCB and handset component maker Ichia Technologies has reported a pre-tax loss of NT$44 million (US$1.37 million) for the second quarter of 2016, extending the pre-tax losses to NT$124 million for the first half of 2016.
Largan sees June revenues drop on year
Jul 6, 11:30
Smartphone-use lens module maker Largan Precision has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.594 billion (US$110.9 million) for June, so far the highest monthly level in 2016 and growing 6.89% sequentially but slipping 29.61% on year.
Headset maker Merry June revenues reach all-time high
Newswatch - Jul 5, 22:03
Headset maker Merry Electronics has reported revenues of NT$1.409 million (US$43.66) million for June, the company's highest monthly figures. June's figures also represented an increase of 56.61% from the same period a year earlier.
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)...
FPCB maker Ichia reports flat sales for June
Stockwatch - Jul 4, 15:35
Flexible PCB and handset keypad maker Ichia Technologies has reported revenues of NT$527 million (US$16.37 million) for June, up 2.87% sequentially but down 18.8% on year.
Qualcomm eyes future roll out of 5G SoC solutions
Jun 29, 13:42
Qualcomm aims to roll out the world's first 5G SoC solution, as 3GPP (3rd Generation Partnership Project) is expected to finalize 5G technology standards sometime in 2018, according to company engineering vice president Durga Prasad Malladi. Products could come as soon as the 2018-2019 time frame.
Egistec seeing strong fingerprint sensor orders through end-2016
Jun 29, 11:01
Fingerprint sensor supplier Egis Technology (Egistec) expects to enjoy strong orders through the end of 2016. Egistec has obtained new orders from a South Korea-based customers, and is looking to break into the supply chain of China's brand handset vendors in the fourth quarter, according to company...
MediaTek launches Helio X20 development board
Jun 28, 11:03
MediaTek has launched a development board based on the company's high-end Helio X20 mobile processor, which the company claimed is the industry's first development board using Tri-Cluster, deca-core and ARM Cortex-A72 technology.
Lite-On Technology expects growth for 2Q16
Jun 27, 15:13
EMS provider Lite-On Technology expects quarterly growth in second-quarter 2016 as sales have been better than expected, company CEO Warren Chen said at a shareholders meeting on June 24.
Largan expected to keep lead in smartphone dual-lens module
Jun 24, 10:56
Although adoption of dual-lens cameras for smartphones is not yet popular, Largan Precision is expected to maintain its leading market status in technology and production capacity of smartphone-use dual-lens modules, according to industry sources.
Asustek, HTC caught up in Tessera patent infringement case in the US
Jun 22, 15:33
Commenting on US-based Tessera Technologies and its subsidiary Invensas filing lawsuits against players such as Broadcom and Avago as well as Asustek Computer and High Tech Computer (HTC) for infringing its semiconductor equipment patents, Asustek said that the company values intellectual property...
MediaTek to unveil 5G solution as early as 2018
Jun 22, 14:45
MediaTek is looking to debut the first generation of its 5G chip solutions as early as 2018. The Taiwan-based IC design house has expanded an R&D team engaged in the development of 5G solutions to more than 100 people, according to sources familiar with the matter.