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  • Panasonic to add BLU production lines at plants in Mexico and Brazil

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  • Emerging markets drive worldwide smartphone sales to 19% growth in 1Q15, says Gartner

    Mobile + telecom | May 28, 21:05

  • NXP to sell RF power amplifier unit to JAC Capital for US$1.8 billion

    Bits + chips | May 28, 21:02

  • Digitimes Research: Global smartphone shipments in 2015 to reach 1.368 billion units

    Mobile + telecom | May 28, 20:59

  • Semi-equipment component maker Calitech debuts on Taiwan ESB

    Bits + chips | May 28, 20:57

  • Global TV panel shipments to reach record of 265 million in 2015, says IHS

    Before Going to Press | May 28, 22:06

  • Flat panel display equipment spending forecast to reach US$9 billion in 2015, says IHS

    Before Going to Press | May 28, 22:06

  • China market: Foxconn launches rental electric car service in major cities

    Before Going to Press | May 28, 21:01

  • Kortide to launch Elastos OS-based home-use gateways in China and Taiwan

    Before Going to Press | May 28, 20:46

  • IC demand for PCs remains slow

    Before Going to Press | May 28, 20:45

  • Lextar Electronics expects capacity utilization to rise to 80-90% in 3Q15

    Before Going to Press | May 28, 20:44

  • Taiwan motherboard makers less active in Computex 2015 due to delayed Skaylake

    Before Going to Press | May 28, 20:42

  • Cree representative enters Lextar board of directors

    Before Going to Press | May 28, 20:41

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MediaTek expected to meet mid-point to high-end of 2Q15 guidance

May 27, 14:24

A recent ramp-up of orders for 4G smartphone chips will help MediaTek meet the mid-point to high-end of the company's sales guidance for the second quarter of 2015, according to market sources.

Merry Electronics needs to move one step further to become iPhone supply chain maker

May 26, 15:02

Taiwan-based headset component maker Merry Electronics needs to exert more efforts in order to enter the supply chain for the iPhone devices although some of its acoustic components have been verified by Apple, according to industry sources in Taiwan.

Simplo under pressure in competition for next-generation iPhone battery orders

May 26, 12:30

Taiwan-based Simplo Technology is coming under strong pressure from China makers in competition for Apple's battery orders for the next-generation iPhone, according to industry sources.

Zhen Ding and Flexium to see strong 2015 EPS thanks to iPhone orders

May 26, 11:57

Orders from Apple for iPhone products are expected to benefit Taiwan-based flexible printed circuit board (FPCB) makers Zhen Ding Technology Holding and Flexium Interconnect and boost their 2015 earnings to surpass those of 2014, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.

Xintec profits soar in 1Q15

Stockwatch - May 21, 21:23

Taiwan's Xintec, an affiliate of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) specializing in packaging services for CMOS image sensors as well as MEMS and fingerprint sensors, saw its profits soar almost 300% from a year earlier in the first quarter of 2015.

HTC may reduce component orders for HTC One M9 by 30%, say sources

May 21, 10:55

HTC may cut its orders for related parts and components for its flagship smartphone, the HTC One M9, by as much as 30% due to lower-than-expected sales for the model in the end-market, according to sources at Taiwan's handset supply chain.

TSMC to manufacture fingerprint sensors for next iPhone

May 20, 20:56

TSMC will reportedly manufacture fingerprint sensors for use in the next-generation iPhone series at its 12-inch wafer fabs using 65nm process technology, according to industry sources.

MediaTek with 10-core chips likely to win orders for Xiaomi high-end phones

May 19, 15:15

Xiaomi, which uses Qualcomm's Snapdragon 810 SoC for its Note-series smartphones, will likely switch back to MediaTek for its flagship smartphones, according to industry sources.

Arima, Silitech, Merry post poor results in 1Q15

May 19, 15:10

Handset ODM Arima Communications and component suppliers Silitech Technology and Merry Electronics have all reported poor results for the first quarter of 2015 due to seasonality.

Hehui to supply HTC with AMOLED panels for handsets released in 2H15

May 18, 14:29

China-based AMOLED display maker Hehui Optoelectroics has been proactive in seeking out new deals with handset vendors and is expected to supply HTC with the technology used in new handsets released in the second half of 2015.

PCB maker Compeq sees improved profits in 1Q15

Newswatch - May 18, 10:57

PCB maker Compeq Manufacturing has reported net profits of NT$453 million (US$14.89 million) for the first quarter of 2015, increasing 35.6% from a year earlier.

Touchscreen controller IC vendor FocalTech sees losses narrow in 1Q15

Newswatch - May 18, 10:53

Touchscreen controller and LCD driver IC supplier FocalTech Systems has reported that its net losses shrank 63.7% sequentially to NT$55.56 million (US$1.83 million) in the first quarter of 2015.

Foxconn Technology reports strong on-year earnings growth for 1Q15

Stockwatch - May 15, 16:22

Foxconn Technology has reported net profits of NT$2.96 billion (US$97.03 million) for the first quarter of 2015, down 41% sequentially but up 781% on year.

Handset demand to rise fast in 2H15, says MediaTek executive

May 15, 14:41

Handset demand in China and other emerging markets are expected to rise rapidly in the second half of 2015, according to MediaTek senior VP Chu Shang-tsu.

MediaTek senior VP Chu Shang-tsu

MediaTek 10-core chips likely to attract orders from many smartphone vendors

May 15, 14:20

MediaTek's recently-introduced Helio X20 SoC series for high-end smartphones has reportedly received positive feedback from international smartphone vendors.

MediaTek helio X20

MediaTek announces 10-core Helio X20 SoC, sample availability in 3Q15

May 12, 22:11

MediaTek has announced its 10-core Helio X20 series SoC chips for smartphones, with sample shipments slated for the third quarter of 2015.

Digitimes Research: Tablet AP shipments to China to grow 18.6% sequentially

May 11, 16:08

Tablet application processor (AP) shipments to China are estimated to grow 18.6% sequentially in the second quarter of 2015 to reach about 29 million units as demand from the end market starts to recover. Top-3 suppliers in China's tablet AP market, MediaTek, Rockchip and Intel, together will contribute...

Full HD and 5-inch category smartphones showing strong growth in China, says report

May 11, 15:52

Smartphones sized 5-inch and above currently hold over a 60% share in sales in the China market while units with Full HD and above resolution hold almost 30% share, according to a new report from Cinno Research.

Silitech reports decreased sales for April

Newswatch - May 8, 11:15

Silitech Technology, a major supplier of keypads, chassis, modules and auto parts, saw its consolidated revenues decline 6.45% on month and 23% on year to NT$289 million (US$9.39 million) in April as some clients delayed shipments to May, according to the company.

New Apple Watch has lowest ratio of hardware costs to retail price, IHS teardown reveals

May 8, 11:12

The Apple Watch has the lowest hardware costs compared to retail price of any Apple phone IHS Technology has researched, according to a preliminary estimate by IHS. The teardown of the Apple Watch Sport by IHS estimates that the actual hardware costs are only about 24% of the manufacturer's suggested...

Microsoft Mobile decreasing orders to supply chains

May 7, 13:57

Microsoft Mobile is putting in decreased orders to supply chains for lower-priced smartphones as demand in emerging markets has been lower-than-expected.

China smartphone vendors look for more supplies of CMOS image sensors

May 6, 21:48

China-based smartphone vendors reportedly are suffering shortages in the supply of CMOS image sensors from Sony as the Japan-based supplier has given priority to Apple and Samsung Electronics, according to sources in Taiwan's handset supply chain.

Largan Precision sees increased April revenues

May 6, 11:19

Handset-use lens module maker Largan Precision has reported consolidated revenues of NT$4.274 billion (US$139 million) for April, increasing 8.9% on month and 32.99% on year, and NT$14.834 billion for January-April, growing 47.47% on year.

The mbed IoT ecosystem: Q&A with ARM CEO Simon Segars

May 6, 11:16

Through intensified cooperation with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) and MediaTek, semiconductor IP provider ARM performed well in 2014, seeing its clients ship over 12 billion units of ARM-based SoCs and over 550 million units of Mali-based GPUs, mostly to mobile devices such as...

ARM CEO Simon Segars

MediaTek profits hit 7-quarter low

Apr 30, 15:50

Handset-IC design specialist MediaTek has reported net profits of NT$7.25 billion (US$236.7 million) for the first quarter of 2015, which hit the lowest quarterly level since the second quarter of 2013.

MediaTek reportedly uses TSMC 20nm process to manufacture 10-core chip solutions

Apr 27, 21:37

Fabless chipmaker MediaTek is expected to enter volume production of its 10-core SoC series for smartphones in the third quarter of 2015, according to industry sources. The chip solutions would be built using TSMC's 20nm process technology.

Digitimes Research: Smartphone AP shipments in China to grow over 17% sequentially in 2Q15

Apr 27, 13:57

Shipments of smartphone-use application processors in China are expected to reach 122 million units in the second quarter of 2015, up 17.6% sequentially and 18.4% on year, according to Digitimes Research.

Smartphone and tablet AP markets rise in 2014, says Strategy Analytics

Apr 24, 14:39

The global smartphone applications processor (AP) market registered a robust 21% increase in 2014, while the tablet AP sector grew 18%, according to recent reports from Strategy Analytics.

Wireless charging module makers to offer dual- or multi-mode solutions, say Taiwan makers

Apr 24, 14:06

Wireless charging module suppliers have geared up efforts to develop dual- or multi-mode models in order to cope with the rising popularity of wireless charging applications, according to sources at Taiwan's supply chain.

Spreadtrum chipsets adopted for Samsung WCDMA tablets and smartphone

Apr 23, 15:54

Spreadtrum Communications has announced that its quad-core mobile chipset, the SC7730ST, and its dual-core mobile chipset, the SC7727S, have been adopted by Samsung Electronics in a series of tablets and smartphones.

Intel to launch quad-core SoFIA LTE chips in 4Q15, say Taiwan makers

Apr 22, 22:29

Intel will move ahead the launch of its 4G chip, the SoFIA LTE, to the fourth quarter of 2015 and the SoFIA LTE 2 in the second quarter of 2016, according to industry sources in Taiwan.

Apple expected to adjust orders to upstream partners to maintain profits and reduce risks

Apr 20, 15:57

Apple is expected to adjust orders to its upstream partners for iPhone 6 and Apple Watch components in the third quarter to minimize the risk of putting all its eggs in one basket as well as maintain gross margins, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.

Asustek shifting ZenFone touch panel orders back to Taiwan

Apr 17, 12:02

In order to secure stable shipments and maintain profitability, Asustek Computer will shift touch panel orders from O-Film to makers in Taiwan including JTouch, TPK and Young Fast Electronics for its ZenFone 2 smartphone, according to industry sources.

China market: Intel to strengthen presence in mobile CPU market via ODMs and white-box vendors

Apr 16, 13:46

Intel reportedly will step up its cooperation with ODMs and white-box makers in China to strengthen its presence in China's handset market. Some vendors will launch 3G smartphones built using Intel's quad-core solutions in the third quarter of 2015 and release 4G LTE models in the fourth quarter, according...

Rigidtech expanding PSS capacity in China

Apr 16, 10:22

PSS (patterned sapphire substrate) maker Rigidtech Microelectronics is setting up a factory in eastern China with initial monthly capacity of 100,000 PSS and volume production there will begin around the end of 2015, according to the company.

Rockchip showcases devices at Hong Kong Electronics Fair

Apr 15, 15:34

China-based IC design house Fuzhou Rockchip Electronics is exhibiting smartphones and tablets equipped with Intel processors, and Chromebooks developed through cooperation with Google at the 2015 Hong Kong Electronics Fair (Spring Edition) taking place during April 13-16.

Dual-lens modules become mainstream smartphone camera solution, says Altek chairman

Apr 15, 14:37

Taiwan-based vendor HTC in 2014 took the initiative to adopt a dual-lens camera solution for its flagship smartphone M8, prompting other vendors to followed suit. Dual-lens modules are becoming a mainstream solution for smartphone cameras starting 2015, according to Alex Hsia, chairman for Taiwan-based...

China market: Xiaomi to rely more on Leadcore for supply of chipset solutions, says report

Apr 14, 15:12

Xiaomi Technology is likely to rely more on China-based Leadcore Technology for the supply of low-cost chipset solutions for the production of entry-level LTE smartphones as a means to ramp up its shipments in 2015, according to a China-based OFweek.com report.

Digitimes Research: AMOLED to dominate werable displays from 2015-2020

Apr 13, 15:50

Over the next five years the wearables industry will continue to develop applications ranging from smartwatches, smart wristbands and various facial applications, and will primarily rely on AMOLED technology for displays due to its flexible and energy-saving features, according to Digitimes Research...

Digitimes Research: BOE and Tianma struggling to mass produce Full HD TDDI displays

Apr 13, 15:20

China panel makers BOE and Tianma Microelectronics are aiming to mass produce Full HD displays with in-cell LTPS TFT LCDs and TDDI (touch with display driver) technology for handsets but are currently unable to do so beyond displays equipped with HD resolution, according to Digitimes Research.

FPCB maker Ichia posts losses in 1Q15

Apr 13, 10:38

Flexible PCB maker Ichia Technologies has posted a net loss of NT$86 million (US$2.75 million) or NT$0.25 per share on revenues of NT$1.88 billion in the first quarter of 2015.

Ichia president YH Sun

Component supplies for Galaxy S6 devices getting tight, say sources

Apr 10, 15:06

Samsung Electronics is adjusting the production at the supply chain for its Galaxy S6 devices due to strong demand for the new smartphones, according to sources at the handset supply chain in Taiwan.

MediaTek, Spreadtrum to enjoy strong handset-IC orders from emerging markets in 2015

Apr 9, 20:18

MediaTek and Spreadtrum Communications are expected to grab a combined more than 80% of the total chip orders for new handsets set to roll out in emerging markets during 2015, according to industry sources in China.

Smartwatch OLED panel demand on the rise

Apr 7, 15:00

OLED panel makers are increasingly optimistic about opportunities in the wearables segment following developments by smartwatch vendors.

Makers eyeing OLED demand from smartwatches

Spreadtrum looks to expand shipments for smartphones in 2015, says chairman

Apr 7, 11:55

China-based Spreadtrum Communications expects to enjoy significant growth in shipments for 3G and 4G LTE smartphones in 2015, according to company chairman and CEO Leo Li. Sales generated from the company's smartphone solutions are set to account for more than 40% of its overall revenues during the...

IC orders from China phone makers picking up slowly

Apr 7, 11:27

Orders for ICs from China's handset industry is picking up at a slower-than-expected pace, according to industry sources. The local telecom operators are reluctant to resume subsidies for the purchase of handsets, which the sources have identified as the main cause.

Digitimes Research: Samsung expected to see increasing orders on 14nm process

Apr 2, 12:01

Qualcomm's next-generation application processor (AP), the Snapdragon 820, is expected to outsource to Samsung Electronics using a 14nm node, which the Korea-based foundry house has demonstrated as a proven process as showcased by the performance and power consumption of its14nm Exynos 7420 CPU developed...

Samsung expected to delay second round of investment for expanding flexible display

Apr 1, 14:43

Samsung Display is expected to delay a second round of investment for expanding flexible display production at its A3 facilities due to reported restructuring in production and materials, according to Korea-based ET News.

Shipments for 5-inch displays with HD/Full HD resolution in China during February, says firm

Mar 30, 14:47

Despite an overall decline in handset panel shipments to China during February 2015, shipments for 5-inch units and displays with HD and Full HD were all on the rise, showing growing demand for smartphones with increased specifications, according to consulting firm Sigma-intell.

MediaTek intros Helio family SoC for high-end smartphones

Mar 30, 10:52

MediaTek has unveiled a new mobile processor family targeted at high-end smartphones. Dubbed Helio, the new system-on-chips (SoC) combine both high performance and low power consumption.

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