Maanshan Electronics Expo to open on October 30
Oct 8, 16:09
Maanshan Electronic Expo will be hosted from October 30-November 1 in Maanshan, China and staff from the local government, the Maanshan Economic and Technological Development Zone and Taiwan Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers' Association have recently arranged a pre-show conference to promote...
Silitech revenues up on month in September
Stockwatch - Oct 6, 20:24
Handset and automotive part maker Silitech Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$320 million (US$9.78 million) for September, rising 7.1% on month but sliding 15.96% on year.
LandMark Optoelectronics revenues hit record in September
Oct 6, 11:12
LandMark Optoelectronics (LMOC), a maker of GaAs- and InP-based epitaxial wafers for producing fiber-optic communication devices LDs (laser diodes) and PDs (photo detectors), has reported consolidated revenues of NT$192 million (US$5.83 million) for September, hitting monthly record for the seventh...
MediaTek expanding IoT ecosystem
Oct 2, 16:09
MediaTek is stepping up efforts to expand its Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystem. The fabless chipmaker has announced a series of new partnerships to push its SoC shipments across multiple devices.
IC suppliers concerned about new iPhone orders
Oct 1, 16:28
Despite the record first-week sales for the newest iPhones, suppliers of related ICs have been concerned about the possibility of Apple downward adjusting its chip orders for the smartphones for the fourth quarter of 2015, according to industry sources.
Touchscreen controller IC prices falling
Sep 30, 11:06
Prices for smartphone-use touchscreen controller ICs have been falling as an increase in the number of suppliers has led to more competition in the market, according to industry sources.
Intel Capital Global Summit to open on November 2
Sep 24, 15:58
Intel is set to host Intel Capital Global Summit on November 2, revealing its latest investments. Via the CPU giant's moves, upstream supply chain players will be able to get hold on Intel's strategy, lineup and development focuses for 2016, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.
Taiwan, China IT industries reach consensuses for cooperation for next 12 months
Sep 24, 15:53
The 12th Cross-Strait Information Industry and Technology Standards Forum hosted by Sinocon Industrial Standards Foundation, Chinese Electronics Standardization Association and China Communications Standards Association closed on September 23 with participants from China and Taiwan reaching 32 consensuses...
New ARM CPU design center opens in Taiwan
Sep 23, 15:32
A new ARM CPU design center located in Taiwan's Hsinchu Science Park (HSP) officially opened on September 22. The workforce of the center will reach 100 employees by the end of 2015, up from the current 43, according to ARM.
Smartphone vendors eyeing TOL technology from TPK
Sep 17, 14:46
TPK is stirring up new developments with its second-generation touch on lens (TOL) technology, with major handset vendors including Apple reportedly expressing an interest for smartphones to be released in 2016, according to sources at the company.
Samsung mobile device orders expected to be weak in 4Q15
Sep 14, 21:41
Due to wavering market share and unreliable shipments of high-end smartphones and tablets, Samsung Electronics is lowering its related component orders for the first quarter of 2015, which is expected to put a strain on various makers' performances.
TSMC secures A10 chip orders from Apple, says report
Sep 14, 16:20
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) will be the exclusive supplier of Apple's next-generation A10 processors with volume production to kick off starting March 2016, according to a recent Chinese-language Commercial Times report.
Foxlink revenues hit high in August
Sep 9, 12:17
Connector and handset component supplier Foxlink saw its revenues grow 4.84% on month and 54.77% on year to NT$9.975 billion (US$306.09 million) in August, the highest monthly figures so far in 2015.
Silitech revenues down on year in August
Stockwatch - Sep 8, 11:14
Handset and automotive part maker Silitech Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$299 million (US$9.2 million) for August, rising 3.31% on month but declining 19.28% on year.
Catcher sees strong August revenues thanks to new iPhone
Sep 7, 15:08
Taiwan-based chassis maker Catcher Technology has announced consolidated revenues of NT$7.19 billion (US$219.81 million) for August, up 15.2% on month and 43.6% on year. Market watchers believe orders for the upcoming new iPhone was the main driver for Catcher's strong revenue growth.
Handset vendors decreasing touch panel orders for 4Q15
Sep 4, 15:56
Major handset vendors are only expected to put in about 20-30% of their originally estimated touch panel orders heading into the fourth quarter of 2015, which is putting a damper on pricing for 5-inch thin-film touch panels particularly, according to supply chain makers.
Commentary: MediaTek-MStar expansion to pose threat to other IC vendors
Sep 3, 13:48
While the planned acquisition of ILI Technology (Ilitek) by MStar Semiconductor is being regarded as a consolidation process needed for Taiwan's IC design industry, the implementation of the merger of the two companies could pose threat to other IC suppliers including Novatek Microelectronics, Himax...
Apple receiving G/G touch samples for 2016 iPhone
Sep 2, 11:13
More information coming from supply chains in Asia is showing that Apple will most likely switch to ultra-thin G/G touch technology for its iPhone released in 2016 and remain using in-cell for the unit released in 2015.
EZconn nets NT$1.87 for 1H15
Aug 20, 15:48
Fiber-optic component and RF (radio frequency) connector maker EZconn recorded net EPS of NT$1.87 for the first half of 2015, according to the company.
Universal Microwave Technology purchases factory for capacity expansion
Aug 18, 19:51
Universal Microwave Technology (UMT), a maker of high-frequency microwave devices used in broadband wireless communications, on August 18 announced the acquisition of a factory located in northern Taiwan at a total price of NT$113.56 million (US$3.50 million) to expand production capacity.
Elite Advanced Laser nets NT$4.99 per share for 1H15
Aug 17, 20:01
Elite Advanced Laser, a Taiwan-based laser diode packaging and testing service provider for optical communication applications, has posted net EPS of NT$4.99 (US$0.158) for the first half of 2015.
Foxlink revenues up in July
Stockwatch - Aug 7, 16:14
Foxlink has reported consolidated revenues of NT$9.514 billion (US$300.6 million) for July 2015, representing a 26.72% increase on month and 53.4% increase on year.
MediaTek July revenues slip
Stockwatch - Aug 7, 15:01
MediaTek has announced consolidated revenues of NT$17.91 billion (US$565.8 million) for July 2015, down 7.1% on year.
Largan Precision reports revenues for July 2015
Stockwatch - Aug 6, 10:10
Largan Precision has reported consolidated revenues of NT$5.255 billion (US$166.43 million) for July 2015, representing a 2.9% increase on month and 49.54% increase on year.
Xiaomi reportedly developing ARM solutions, paper says
Aug 5, 15:02
Xiaomi is engaged in the development of mobile processors based on the ARM chip architecture, and is expected to have the first in-house developed chips for handsets in early 2016, a 21st CenturyBusiness Herald report quoted sources from China's handset industry as saying.
Precise Biometrics signs license agreement with Elan
Aug 4, 15:50
Precise Biometrics has entered an agreement with Taiwan-based touchscreen sensor developer Elan Microelectronics for licensing of Precise Biometrics' product for fingerprint recognition in mobile devices, Precise BioMatch Mobile.
iPhone 5c successor to feature FinFET chips, say sources
Aug 4, 14:02
Apple is not expected to launch a successor to the iPhone 5c this year, but will instead introduce its next-generation budget smartphones in second-quarter 2016 with the devices coming with 14/16nm FinFET chips, according to sources from the semiconductor industry.