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LTCC device maker ACX reports record high EPS for 2016

Newswatch - Feb 24, 15:17

Advanced Ceramic X (ACX), a multi-layer ceramic device and LTCC (low-temperature co-fired ceramic) module maker, has reported net profits of NT$806 million (US$26.21 million) for 2016. The earnings translated into an EPS of NT$11.69, the company's highest level.

Merry sees EPS hit record high in 2016

Newswatch - Feb 24, 14:41

Headset maker Merry Electronics has reported an EPS of as high as NT$11 for 2016, compared to NT$3.48 for a year earlier.

Silitech suffers losses in 2016

Stockwatch - Feb 24, 13:50

Handset-use chassis and keypad maker Silitech Technology has reported a net loss of NT$109.2 million (US$3.544 million) or NT$0.61 per share for 2016.

Samsung steps up cooperation with China-based handset suppliers

Feb 24, 11:41

Samsung Electronics has stepped up its contact with handset supply chain makers in China, aiming to strengthen its cooperation ties with ODMs and component suppliers to enable access to more competitive production capacity and component supplies, according to sources from Taiwan-based supply chain...

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Ability Opto-Electronics sees earnings improve significantly in 2016

Newswatch - Feb 23, 16:00

Camera module maker Ability Opto-Electronics Technology has reported net profits of NT$95.02 million (US$3.045 million) for 2016, which translated into an EPS of NT$1.02 for the year compared to a loss of NT$1.11 of a year earlier.

Xiaomi likely to unveil in-house developed CPUs on February 28

Feb 21, 18:59

Xiaomi Technology has sent out invitations for a product event to be held on February 28, during which the vendor is expected to unveil its in-house developed Pinecone CPUs and an entry-level to mid-range smartphone, according to industry sources.

TPK to quit touch panel production for Apple Watch, say sources

Feb 21, 11:08

TPK Holding has been a suppleir of G/G (2 pieces of glass) touch panels for use in Apple Watch for two years, but since Apple adopted TOL (touch on lens) for second-generation Apple Watch in 2016, TPK has been unable to hike yield rates for TOL touch panels to a reasonable level and is therefore mulling...

Smartphones to remain largest AP application through 2020, says Digitimes Research

Feb 20, 22:32

Smartphones will remain the largest market for application processors (AP) through 2020, accounting for over 80% of all APs shipped annually during the period, according to Digitimes Research.

Foxconn subscribes to Lytro fund-raising project, says paper

Newswatch - Feb 17, 13:56

Foxconn Electronics reportedly has participated in the latest round of a fund-raising project initiated by US-based light field camera maker Lytro, according to a Chinese-language Commercial Times report.

MediaTek to lag in 10nm-chip race, says paper

Newswatch - Feb 17, 12:37

MediaTek may suffer a setback in the ongoing 10nm mobile chip race as the Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) has reported that Xiaomi Technology has decided to not develop a customized 10nm Helio X30 chip with MediaTek.

Headset maker Merry sees earnings up over 200% in 2016

Newswatch - Feb 15, 15:29

Headset maker Merry Electronics has reported net profits of NT$2.01 billion (US$65.45 million) for 2016, increasing 214% from a year earlier. The earnings translated into an EPS of NT$11.02 for 2016, a significant improvement from NT$3.48 of a year earlier.

Apple expected to use glass chassis for next-generation 5.8-inch iPhone; aluminum-alloy chassis for 4.7-inch

Feb 14, 13:47

Apple is expected to release three next-generation iPhones for 2017, a 4.7-inch, 5.5-inch and 5.8-inch model. The 5.8-inch model is expected to be a high-end product adopting a chassis made of reinforced glass with a stainless steel metal frame, while the 4.7-inch one will continue using an aluminum-alloy...

Robust fingerprint sensor demand continues to fill 8-inch fab capacity in 2017

Feb 14, 10:54

IC foundries will continue to see a pull-in of orders for fingerprint-recognition sensor chips to fill their 8-inch fab capacity in 2017, according to industry sources. Meanwhile, longtime market leader Fingerprint Cards (FPC) is facing more competition from China- and Taiwan-based players including...

Xiaomi to launch smartphone using in-house developed CPU, says report

Newswatch - Feb 13, 11:34

Xiaomi Technology is expected to unveil its next-generation Mi 5C smartphone powered by in-house developed Pipecone V670 CPU in March at the earliest, according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) report.

MediaTek, Egistec gearing up for upcoming rollouts of new Samsung smartphones

Feb 10, 14:29

Taiwan-based MediaTek and Egis Technology (Egistec) have both cut into the supply chain for Samsung Electronics' Galaxy smartphones, and are expected to see the orders bring in new revenues in 2017, according to industry sources.

New iPhone to enter production early, say sources

Feb 10, 14:24

Makers in the iPhone supply chain will start delivering parts and components for production of the next-generation iPhone series later in the first quarter of 2017, earlier than the schedule in previous years, according to industry sources.

Foxlink reports decreased revenues for January

Stockwatch - Feb 9, 10:25

Foxlink has reported consolidated revenues of NT$6.095 billion (US$195.81 million) for January, representing a 30.4% drop on month and 16.57% drop on year.

Samsung developing clam-type smartphones, said sources

Feb 9, 10:23

Samsung Electronics reportedly is developing clam-type smartphones and is expected to begin small production of its first foldable model featuring a flexible AMOLED display in the fourth quarter of 2017, according to sources from Taiwan's handset supply chain.

Largan Precision sees January revenues increase on year

Stockwatch - Feb 8, 15:45

Largan Precision has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.804 billion (US$122.38 million) for January 2017, representing a 30.15% drop on month and 17.88% increase on year.

Chassis maker Silitech reports flat performance for January

Stockwatch - Feb 7, 13:57

Chassis and component maker Silitech Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$176 million (US$5.69 million) for January, decreasing 2.9% on month and 15.42% on year.

Headset supplier Merry sees revenues up nearly 50% on year in January

Stockwatch - Feb 7, 12:10

Headset maker Merry Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.419 billion (US$45.97 million) for January, down 28.9% from the previous month but up 48.1% from a year earlier period.

FPCB maker Ichia sees revenues down in January

Stockwatch - Feb 6, 21:29

Flexible PCB and integrated component maker Ichia Technologies has reported consolidated revenues of NT$407 million (US$13.16 million) for January, down 25% on quarter and 14% on year.

MediaTek posts profit drop with record low gross margin for 2016

Jan 26, 14:47

Taiwan-based MediaTek, a fabless chipmaker specializing in smartphone SoCs, saw its net profits fall 6.7% in 2016 with gross margin reaching a record low of 35.6%.

Casetek shipping chassis to new smartphone client in China

Jan 25, 12:38

Taiwan-based chassis maker Casetek Holdings has landed orders from one of the top-5 smartphone vendors in China and has recently begun shipping products to the client, according to company CEO and president Gary Chuang.

Solution vendors to start rolling out 5G chips in 2H17, say sources

Jan 24, 14:16

While business opportunities related to 5G equipment and services are expected to start emerging in 2018, 5G chipset suppliers will begin to release 5G chips to vie for the market in the second half of 2017, according to industry sources.

Digitimes Research: China smartphone vendors may favor local AMOLED suppliers over Samsung Display

Jan 24, 11:31

It may be difficult for China-based AMOLED panel makers to obtain orders from Apple and other international smartphone vendors at least in the next five years das they are technologically inferior to Samsung Display, but their products are likely to be adopted by local smartphone vendors whose global...

The synergy of NXP acquisition: An interview with Qualcomm president Derek Aberle

Jan 23, 12:19

Qualcomm agreed in late 2016 to buy NXP Semiconductor for about US$47 billion in the biggest-ever deal in the semiconductor industry - a move which clearly indicates Qualcomm's roadmap for its long-term growth.

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Global shipments of OLED-equipped smartphones to exceed LCD ones in 2019, says DSCC

Jan 19, 15:36

Global shipments of smartphones equipped with OLED panels will exceed those of smartphones equipped with TFT-LCD panels in 2019, according to US- and Japan-based Display Supply Chain Consultants (DSCC).

MediaTek to post 15-20% revenue decrease in 1Q17

Jan 19, 14:22

Seasonality will drag down MediaTek's revenues in the first quarter of 2017, which are forecast to drop 15-20% sequentially, according to market observers.

Qualcomm, MediaTek to vie for handset solution orders from Foxconn

Jan 19, 10:30

Qualcomm and MediaTek are expected to compete fiercely for chipset solution orders from EMS supplier Foxconn Electronics which has turned itself into a handset vendor recently, according to industry sources.

Samsung, LG adopt thermal pipes for smartphones to be launched in 2017

Jan 18, 15:33

Samsung Electronics has adopted thermal-pipe heat dissipation solutions for its Galaxy S8 which will launch in March 2017, with thermal pipes to be produced by Taiwan-based Auras Technology and Chaun Choung Technology (CCI). Meanwhile, LG Electronics will use heat-pipes supplied by Japan-based Furukawa...

Smartphone vendors likely to brace for component shortages in 2017

Jan 16, 11:38

The risk for the global handset industry to brace for a shortage in supplies of some key components, including displays, memory products and optical sensing devices, in 2017 is rising due to strong demand from China-based smartphone vendors, according to sources from Taiwan's handset supply chains.

Asia Optical offers laser scanning modules for vacuum cleaning robots

Jan 16, 11:01

Asia Optical, in view of fast growing demand for smart home-use devices, has developed laser scanning modules for use in vacuum cleaning robots, according to company chairman Robert Lai.

Ichia sees earnings increase 5-fold sequentially in 4Q16

Newswatch - Jan 12, 15:39

Flexible PCB and handset component maker Ichia Technologies has reported net profits of NT$115 million (US$3.604 million) for the fourth quarter of 2016, a five-fold increase from the previous quarter.

Silitech reports decreased sales for December

Stockwatch - Jan 9, 10:04

Chassis and component maker Silitech Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$180.86 million (US$5.642 million) for December 2016, down 0.25% from the previous month and 43.83% from a year earlier.

Merry Electronics revenues nearly double on year in December

Newswatch - Jan 6, 11:15

Handset-use component maker Merry Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.999 billion (US$62.5 million) for December 2016, dropping 4.41% on month but increasing 92.54% on year.

CES 2017: New Asustek smartphones still feature 14nm Qualcomm chips

Jan 6, 10:48

Asustek at the ongoing CES trade show in Las Vegas has introduced two new smartphones, the ZenFone AR and ZenFone 3 Zoom, both featuring Qualcomm's 14nm Snapdragon chips instead of the just-introduced 10nm Snapdragon 835 processor.

New ZenFone AR features Qualcomm Snapdragon 821

Largan Precision December revenues hit 14-month high

Jan 5, 22:25

Smartphone-use lens module maker Largan Precision on January 5 reported consolidated revenues of NT$5.446 billion (US$170 million) for December, the highest monthly level since November 2015 and increasing 4.58% on month and 36.87% on year.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chips to ship in commercial devices in 1H17

Jan 5, 10:43

Qualcomm has announced its 10nm Snapdragon 835-series processors will ship in commercial devices in the first half of 2017. The chips reportedly will draw adoption from Samsung Electronics, LG Electronics, Xiaomi, Oppo and Vivo.

Ichia revenues fall 17% in 2016

Stockwatch - Jan 4, 10:51

Flexible PCB and handset component maker Ichia Technologies has reported consolidated revenues of NT$541 million (US$16.7 million) for December 2016, down 8% sequentially but up 7% on year.

Samsung Display to supply AMOLED panels for new iPhone in 2017, say Taiwan makers

Dec 29, 13:43

Samsung Display will become the exclusive supplier of AMOLED panels for use in Apple's new iPhone devices to be launched in 2017 and can supply 20 million units in maximum a month, according to Taiwan-based supply chain makers.

Apple seeks help from Foxconn for Southeast Asia expansion, says paper

Newswatch - Dec 26, 14:45

Apple has been aggressively looking to expand into the Southeast Asia market recently and has reportedly partnered with Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) for related plans, according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) report.

Taiwan Mobile to reduce capex for 2017

Dec 20, 14:15

Taiwan Mobile (TWM) expects its capex for 2017 to be significantly lower than the amount it spent in 2016 due to decreased spending on establishing network infrastructure, according to company president James Jeng.

TWM president James Jeng

InvenSense EIS solution adopted by Oppo

Dec 15, 10:12

InvenSense, a provider of MEMS sensors, has announced its electronic image stabilization (EIS) solution adopted for the recently-released Oppo R9S and R9S Plus smartphones.

Synaptics announces optical-based fingerprint sensors for smartphones

Dec 14, 21:52

Synaptics has announced a new family of Natural ID biometric authentication solutions that leverage high-performance, highly secure optical-based fingerprint sensors for smartphones and tablets. The new Synaptics FS9100 optical fingerprint sensor family is capable of high-resolution scanning through...

Foxconn involved in several lawsuits against employees

Dec 8, 15:26

Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) has recently experienced several lawsuits involving its executives and employees.

Chip orders for entry-level smartphones going down

Dec 8, 15:14

Chip orders for entry-level 4G phones and 3G devices have been falling recently, according to industry sources.

Silitech reports flat performance for November

Stockwatch - Dec 7, 13:55

Chassis maker Silitech Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$181.31 million (US$5.675 million) for November, on par with the NT$181.3 recorded a month earlier but down 40.73% from a year earlier.

Camera module maker Newmax reports increased sales for November

Newswatch - Dec 6, 21:17

Camera module maker Newmax Technology has reported revenues of NT$123 million (US$3.86 million) for November, increasing 19.65% on month and 45.57% on year

Merry November revenues hit record for 6th straight month

Stockwatch - Dec 6, 15:45

Handset-use audio component maker Merry Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.09 billion (US$65.7 million) for November, hitting a monthly record for the sixth consecutive month and representing an increase of 7.32% on month and 75.92% on year.

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