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Taiwan IC design houses looking for more orders from China handset vendors

Jul 2, 20:52

Taiwan-based IC design houses including LCD driver IC suppliers and analog chip providers have stepped up efforts to solicit orders from first-tier China-based handset vendors, according to industry sources.

Apple considering Samsung for Apple Watch OLED supply, says report

Jul 2, 14:57

Apple will reportedly receive OLED displays from Samsung Electronics for the next Apple Watch, according to Korea media source Digital Daily.

China market: HD leads over Full HD in May smartphone sales, says firm

Jul 1, 21:55

In May 2015, 32.6% of smartphone sales in China were for HD units while 21.4% were for Full HD, according to a new report from Sigmaintell Consulting.

Global cellular baseband chip market rises 27% in 1Q15, says Strategy Analytics

Jul 1, 21:17

The global cellular baseband processor market registered a strong 27% on-year increase to reach US$5.8 billion in the first quarter of 2015, according to Strategy Analytics.

Samsung to ramp up shipments of OLED panels, DRAM and flash chips to channels

Jul 1, 11:50

Samsung Electronics may ramp up the supply of standard parts and components, including OLED panels, DRAM and flash chips at more competitive prices starting the third quarter as inventory levels of these products have piled up due to its tumbling share in the global smartphone market, according to...

LG Chem to mass produce hexagonal battery for smartwatches

Jun 29, 15:26

LG Chem has developed a hexagonal battery for use in smartwatches, a move that will allow for 25% more energy efficiency than a rectangular battery, according to various Korea media reports.

Apple to increase flexible PCB purchases, say sources

Jun 25, 14:29

The forthcoming iPhone 6S series will feature Force Touch technology, which will demand more flexible PCBs (FPCB). As a result, Apple is set to increase orders to its FPCB suppliers including Zhen Ding Technology and Flexium Interconnect, according to industry sources.

EZconn to be listed on TSE

Jun 24, 12:26

RF (radio frequency) connector and fiber-optic component maker EZconn will be listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE) on July 14 at a tentative price of NT$40 (US$1.29) per share, according to the company.

Sharp begins mass production of In-cell touch displays for smartphones

Jun 17, 13:51

Sharp has announced it has begun mass-production of in-cell type touch displays for smartphones as of June 2015.

Merry Electronics sees slightly decreased May revenues

Stockwatch - Jun 9, 14:32

Handset-use audio component maker Merry Electronics on June 8 reported consolidated revenues of NT$850 million (US$27.6 million) for May 2015, representing a slight decline of 1.25% on month and 2.79% on year.

Altek sees May revenues drop

Stockwatch - Jun 8, 16:12

Altek has reported consolidated revenues of NT$965 million (US$31.03 million) for May 2015, representing a 12.56% drop on month and 44.71% drop on year.

Fingerprint sensor module prices to nearly halve in 2H15

Jun 4, 21:03

Fingerprint sensor modules will be priced at as low as US$4 per unit in the second half of 2015, compared with US$7-8 early in the year, according to industry sources.

Altek expects growing adoption of dual-lens solutions for smartphone cameras

Jun 4, 20:12

Digital camera ODM Altek has developed dual-lens solutions for smartphone cameras for international smartphone vendors, and expects adoption of such solutions to significantly increase, according to the company.

China market: MediaTek 4G chip market share likely to top 50% in 2H15

Jun 4, 11:08

MediaTek is set to grow substantially its 4G chip market share in China during the second half of 2015 so that the company is able to meet its target market share for all of the year, market sources have suggested.

Mitac to ship IoV devices to US- and Japan-based automakers

Newswatch - Jun 4, 11:06

Mitac International's development of Internet of vehicles (IoV) systems will begin to bear fruit in 2015 with related products likely to find their ways into the supply chains of US- and Japan-based automakers. The sales are expected to boost the business unit's revenues from tens of million in 2015...

Billy Ho, Mitac president expects strong revenues from the IoV business in 2016

China market: Qualcomm, Allwinner team up for 4G LTE tablets

Jun 3, 15:19

Qualcomm has followed in the footsteps of Intel, teaming up with China-based IC design houses to promote its entry-level and cost-effective platforms in the China market.

Japan startup Socionext aiming big in IT industry

Jun 3, 12:12

Socionext, a Japan-based corporation focused on the design, development, and sales of system-on-chip (SoC) solutions/services, is a new company to the technology industry after having recently been established in March 2015 from investments from the Development Bank of Japan, Fujitsu Limited and Panasonic...

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TCA chairman optimistic about Taiwan ICT industries despite challenges

Jun 3, 11:59

Computex has evolved into one of the biggest and most important ICT trade shows in the world since its first edition was launched 35 years ago. Computex 2015, which boasts a record number of more than 5,000 exhibition booths, is expected to remain as a robust platform where vendors showcase their new...

TH Tung, chairman of Taipei Computer Association

Geared up for IoT: Q&A with Allen Wu, president of ARM Greater China

Jun 2, 18:58

The Cortex-A72 processor is ARM's highest-performance and most advanced processor. Based on the ARMv8-A architecture and launched in early 2015, the Cortex-A72 CPU is meant not only for mobile applications, but also for the enterprise networking and server SoC markets.

Allen Wu

USB 3.1 Type-C to become the new high-speed transmission standard

Jun 2, 15:54

The announcement of the new MacBook at an Apple Event in spring 2015 was notable as device only offers a single USB Type-C port.

Ichia Technologies sees deceased May revenues

Stockwatch - Jun 2, 11:49

Flexible PCB and handset component maker Ichia Technologies has reported consolidated revenues of NT$616 million (US$20.1 million) for May, decreasing 8.62% on month and 40.82% on year.

IC demand for PCs remains slow

Jun 1, 14:02

IC orders for PCs have remained slow thus far in 2015, whereas orders for handsets and consumer electronics devices are picking up prior to the third quarter peak season, according to sources at Taiwan-based IC design houses.

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Taiwan FPCB makers facing increasing competition from Japan for iPhone orders

Jun 1, 11:41

Taiwan-based flexible (FPCB) makers in the iPhone supply chain are likely to be forced to lower their prices in order to fend off competition from Japan-based rivals for securing more orders from Apple, according to industry sources.

Xiaomi to use MediaTek Helio X10 chips for 2 smartphones, says paper

Newswatch - May 29, 15:31

Xiaomi Technology reportedly will adopt MediaTek's Helio X10 (MT6795) 8-core processors in two new smartphones slated for release in the third quarter of 2015, according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) report.

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.

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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.

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