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Silitech reports losses for May

Jun 22, 15:35

Chassis maker Silitech Technology has reported a net loss of NT$14 million (US$459,648) or NT$0.08 per share on revenues of NT$158 million for May. The company also reported a loss of NT$64.4 million or NT$0.36 per share for the first quarter of 2017.

Altek sues China-based CCM maker, smartphone sales agent for patent infringement

Jun 22, 15:34

Imaging solution developer Altek has filed charges with the Beijing Intellectual Property Court against Shenzhen O-film Tech, a China-based smartphone-use CCM (compact camera module) maker, and Beijing Jingdong Century Information Technology, a sales agent in the China market, for infringement of its...

Altek chairman Alex Hsia

Smartphone makers may see component shortages in 2H17

Jun 20, 15:17

As production for new iPhones is expected to begin in third-quarter 2017 and many Android smartphone vendors will also launch new models in second-half 2017, demand for handset components will increase significantly, and may result in shortages, according Taiwan-based component suppliers.

Handset IC sales to top total personal computing in 2017, says IC Insights

Jun 20, 14:21

The ongoing slump in shipments of standard PCs along with the drop-off in tablets are setting the stage for handset IC sales to finally surpass IC revenues in total personal computing systems in 2017, according to IC Insights.

Catcher keeps relying on smartphone, tablet, notebook chassis for growth

Jun 19, 21:32

Metal-alloy chassis maker Catcher Technology has seen revenue growth from the smartphone, tablet and notebook segments and will keep relying on the three product lines for future growth, company chairman Hung Shui-shu said at a shareholders meeting on June 19.

Catcher Technology chairman Hung Shui-shu

MediaTek to hire 1,000 staff in 2017, says co-CEO

Jun 19, 14:19

MediaTek will recruit an additional 1,000 employees in 2017, said newly-appointed co-CEO Rick Tsai at the company's general shareholders meeting recently.

MediaTek co-CEOs

China market: Camera module makers relentlessly ramping capacity

Jun 19, 13:40

China-based camera module makers have continued to ramp up their capacity to cope with increasing demand from local smartphone vendors, including Huawei, Oppo, Vivo, Xiaomi and Lenovo, as these vendors have emerged as major players in the global smartphone arena, according to sources from Taiwan-based...

Handset component business outlook positive in 2H17

Jun 16, 15:47

Business prospects for handset part and component suppliers in the second half of 2017 are positive, driven by traditional peak season effects in the third quarter and new models launched by brand vendors for the latter half of the year, according to sources from upstream component suppliers.

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Digitimes Research: Qualcomm APs adopted in popular smartphone devices in China

Jun 16, 15:12

Of China's top-25 best-selling smartphones sold at the country's physical stores (excluding Apple and Samsung devices) in the first quarter of 2017, 52% adopt Qualcomm's application processors while 36% incorporate MediaTek's solutions, according to Digitimes Research.

Largan Precision to start production at new factory in 4Q17

Jun 15, 11:04

Smartphone-use lens module maker Largan Precision has nearly completed construction of a factory beside its headquarters in central Taiwan and will kick off trial production at the end of third-quarter 2017 and volume production in fourth-quarter 2017, company CEO Lin En-ping has revealed.

Largan Precision CEO Lin En-ping

Global flat panel players ramping all-screen panel production

Jun 14, 11:19

Major flat panel players worldwide are ramping up production of 18:9 all-screen panels for smartphone applications as prices of these panels are currently set at a 10-15% premium over traditional 16:9 smartphone panels due to rising demand, according to industry sources.

Digitimes Research: Samsung Display dominance in China AMOLED market to see challenge starting 2018

Jun 13, 15:41

AMOLED smartphone panel shipments to China are expected to keep increasing, but Samsung Display's dominance in the market will start seeing challenges from local competitors in 2018 when they ramp up production for AMOLED panels, according to Digitimes Research.

Gemtek reports sequential revenue gains for May

Stockwatch - Jun 12, 09:11

Networking device maker Gemtek Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.188 billion (US$39.46 million) for May, up 5.24% on month but down 10.65% on year.

Auras Technology sees smartphone heat-pipe demand remain brisk in 2017

Jun 9, 15:52

Heat-dissipation solution vendor Auras Technology, which reportedly is a major heat-pipe supplier for Samsung Electronics' Galaxy S8 smartphones, expects demand for heat-pipes from the smartphone sector to remain strong in 2017 despite recent rumors indicating that Samsung may not use heat-pipes in...

Altek reports decreased revenues for May

Stockwatch - Jun 9, 15:46

Altek has reported consolidated revenues of NT$767 million (US$25.49 million) for May 2017, representing a 12.42% drop on month and 19.07% drop on year.

Altek adjusts product strategy

Jun 8, 16:15

Digital camera ODM and imaging solution provider Altek, in order to avoid increasing price competition for smartphone-use CCMs (compact camera modules), has adjusted its product focus from hardware plus software originally to digital ISPs (image signal processors), algorithm software and licensing...

Altek chairman Alex Hsia

Catcher sees growing revenues in May; expected to benefit from new iPhone orders in 2H17

Jun 6, 15:42

Catcher Technology has announced consolidated revenues of NT$6.08 billion (US$205.5 million) for May, rising 18.5% on month and 3.5% on year, and combined consolidated revenues of NT$25.8 billion for the first five months of 2017, down 10.27% on year. With Apple's next-generation iPhones scheduled...

Headset maker Merry reports strong sales for May

Stockwatch - Jun 5, 15:52

Headset maker Merry Electronics saw its consolidated revenues rise 14.5% on month and 63.64% on year to NT$1.851 billion (US$61.48 million) in May, buoyed by increased shipments of head-mounted entertainment earphones.

Ichia Technologies sees increased May revenues

Stockwatch - Jun 2, 15:15

Flexible PCB maker Ichia Technologies has reported consolidated revenues of NT$602 million (US$19.9 million) for May, increasing 16.51% on month and 17.45% on year. May's revenues were the company's highest monthly figures in 20 months.

Goodix rolls out touchscreen, fingerprint and stylus chips for notebook applications

Jun 2, 12:30

China-based IC design house Goodix has rolled out a range of touchscreen controller chips, fingerprint sensors and stylus chips targeting the notebook sector.

WiGig wireless VR devices expected to launch at end of 3Q17, says Peraso VP

Jun 2, 11:52

Canada-based 60GHz WiGig (IEEE 802.11ad) wireless IC solution developer Peraso Technologies has been cooperating with many VR hardware makers to develop WiGig wireless VR devices including head-mounted displays, as well as WiGig-enabled games consoles, gaming PCs and notebooks, and USB Dongles. Devices...

Peraso product development vice president Brad Lynch (left) and sales vice president John Tryhub

Production value of Taiwan communication industry to dip 4% in 2017

Newswatch - Jun 2, 10:58

The production value of Taiwan's communication industry, which includes handset products and overseas shipments of communication parts and components, is expected to reach NT$2.96 trillion (US$98.349 billion) in 2017, down 4% from a year earlier, according to the Market Intelligence and Consulting...

Intel may benefit from Apple's fight with Qualcomm

Jun 1, 15:45

To avoid over-relying on baseband chip supply from Qualcomm, Apple added Intel as a second baseband chip supplier for its iPhone 7 series smartphones in 2016, with Intel receiving an outsourcing proportion of around 30%. Since Intel's baseband chips have inferior performances compared to Qualcomm's...

ARM rolls out new solutions to accelerate AI adoption

Jun 1, 15:21

ARM has launched a series of processor cores, the high-end Cortex-A75 and mid-range Cortex-A55 chips, and the Mali-G72 graphics chip, aimed to accelerate AI adoption.

ARM looking to work with its partners to ship the next 100 billion ARM-based chips by 2021

MediaTek launches next-gen Wi-Fi chipset portfolio for IoT

Jun 1, 15:21

MediaTek has announced its next-generation Wi-Fi chipset portfolio for connected smart home, office and other IoT applications. The MediaTek MT7686, MT7682, and MT5932 will deliver high levels of integration with low power consumption for applications such as home appliances, home automation, smart...

Asustek, HP and Lenovo develop mobile PCs powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chips

Jun 1, 15:21

At the ongoing Computex trade show in Taipei, Qualcomm has announced that Asustek Computer, Hewlett-Packard (HP) and Lenovo are the first OEMs to develop mobile PCs powered by its Snapdragon 835 mobile PC platform featuring an integrated X16 Gigabit LTE modem.

MediaTek to enter mass production of 12nm mobile chips by end of 2017

Jun 1, 15:20

MediaTek is expected to start mass production of 12nm mobile chips manufactured by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company around the end of 2017, according to industry sources. The fabless firm's mobile chip focus for 2017 will remain on 16nm products.

Digitimes Research: AMOLED to become mainstream smartphone panels

May 26, 16:09

AMOLED panels, due to superiority in color saturation, thinness and power consumption over TFT-LCD panels, have seen increasing adopted for smartphones and will eventually become mainstream smartphone, as well as a dominate solution for VR head-mounted devices (HMD), according to Digitimes Resaerch.

Qualcomm pursuing Apple manufacturers over royalty row

May 26, 15:17

Qualcomm has filed a complaint in the US District Court for the Southern District of California against FIH Mobile and Hon Hai Precision Industry (together known as Foxconn), Pegatron, Wistron, and Compal Electronics - the four manufacturers of all Apple iPhones and iPads sold worldwide - for allegedly...

Shipments of 18:9 smartphone panels to surge in 2H17

May 25, 11:19

In view of fast growing demand for 18:9 all-screen displays from smartphone vendors, panel makers will expand production of such panels in the second half of 2017, according to industry sources.

Vapor chamber may become new heat-dissipation choice for smartphones

May 23, 15:45

Smartphone vendors have been eager to try out vapor chamber technology to improve heat dissipation efficiency, with Taiwan-based Asustek Computer and China-based ZTE having undertaken small-volume trial use and Apple rumored to be interested in the solution, according to Taiwan-based suply chain mak...

MediaTek reportedly to roll out 12nm P30 mobile SoC

May 18, 10:28

MediaTek plans to roll out a new Helio P30 series later in 2017, according to Taiwan's media reports. The chips designed for mid-range smartphones will be built by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) using 12nm process technology.

TSMC capacity utilization ramping up

May 16, 11:18

Taiwan Semiconductor Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), which had disappointing sales results in April, has seen its capacity utilization soar in May, according to industry sources.

Digitimes Research: China smartphone-use AP shipments to grow over 10% sequentially in 2Q17

May 15, 15:31

Shipments of smartphone-use application processors (APs) in the China market are expected to grow 10.5% on quarter but decline 10.8% on year to 129.85 million units in the second quarter of 2017, according to Digitimes Research.

CMOS sensor distributor Sunnic to see revenues hit highs in May-June

May 11, 15:17

CMOS image sensor distributor Sunnic Technology & Merchandise is expected to see its revenues continue hit highs in May and June thanks to increasing demand for the sensor products from China's smartphone sector, according to industry sources.

Tatung enjoys profits of NT$93 million for 1Q17

May 8, 16:15

Tatung has announced its financial results for the first quarter and achieved net profits of NT$93 million (US$3.1 million). The company is planning to increase capital by NT$6 billion to push its solar business and will talk about the plan in its upcoming investors meeting.

New iPhone mass production on schedule, says report

Newswatch - May 8, 15:44

There will be no delay for the launch of the next generation iPhone devices, with the new devices to be unveiled in September, and Apple will begin selling the products in October, according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) report.

Largan sees increased April revenues

May 8, 11:12

Smartphone-use lens module maker Largan Precision has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.69 billion (US$122 million) for April, increasing 1.68% on month and 18.66% on year, and those of NT$14.498 billion for January-April grew 27.44% on year.

Rising mobile DRAM prices to constrain growth of memory content in smartphones, says TrendForce

May 5, 15:22

A rally in mobile DRAM prices will hold back the growth of average per device memory content for smartphones in 2017, according to TrendForce. Average DRAM content in smartphones is forecast to reach 3.2GB per device in 2017, said TrendForce, which previously estimated 3.7GB.

Casetek Holdings sees drastic decrease in 1Q17 business

May 5, 12:19

Metal-alloy chassis maker Casetek Holdings has released its financial report for first-quarter 2017, with revenues and profits declining significantly mainly due to decreased orders for chassis used in iPad.

FPCB maker Ichia posts sequential revenue decline in April

Stockwatch - May 3, 11:11

Flexible PCB and chassis maker Ichia Technologies has reported consolidated revenues of NT$516.75 million (US$17.2 million) for April, down 9% on month but up 18.03% on year.

Qualcomm to set up smartphone-chip JV with Datang, Beijing JAC, says paper

Newswatch - May 2, 15:16

Qualcomm reportedly will team up with China-based Datang Telecom Group and Beijing Jianguang Asset Management (JAC) to set up a joint venture in China to produce chips for smartphones, according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) report.

China market: More vendors to launch smartphones with dual-lens cameras

Apr 28, 13:53

China-based smartphone vendors including Oppo, Vivo, Xiaomi and Gionee will follow the steps of domestic rival Huawei to launch smartphones with dual-lens cameras in the second half of 2017, according to sources from Taiwan's handset supply chain.

China market: China makers slash smartphone panel prices

Apr 26, 16:16

China-based panel suppliers including China Star Optoelectronics Technology (CSOT), BOE Technology, Everdisplay Optronics and Tianma, have resorted to price competition in order to win orders from smartphone vendors such as Huawei, Oppo, Vivo, Gionee, Xiaomi, Meizu, ZTE, Asustek Computer and HTC, according...

Merry reports strong EPS for 1Q17

Newswatch - Apr 25, 22:13

Headset maker Merry Electronics has reported net profits of NT$319 million (US$10.594 million) on revenues of NT$4.515 billion for the first quarter of 2017. First-quarter EPS stood at NT$1.74 compared to NT$0.21 of a year earlier.

China market: Huawei suspected of using different memory cards for P10 smartphones

Apr 19, 15:43

Huawei is suspected of using different types of memory cards for its Huawei P10 devices which is not consistent with its statement saying that the Kirin 960 CPUs used in these mobile devices support UFS 2.1 memory standards, according to market sources.

FPCB maker Ichia reports losses for 1Q17

Newswatch - Apr 17, 11:21

Flexible PCB and chassis maker Ichia Technologies has reported a net loss of NT$88 million (US$2.896 million) or NT$0.26 per share for the first quarter of 2017.

Headset maker Merry reports increased revenues for March

Stockwatch - Apr 10, 15:01

Headset and speaker maker Merry Electronics has reported revenues of NT$1.863 billion (US$60.75 million) for March, increasing 51.83% on month and 114.21% on year.

Silitech sees revenues up on month in March

Stockwatch - Apr 7, 15:27

Chassis and keypad maker Silitech Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$180 million (US$5.867 million) for March, up 4.3% on month but down 15.38% on year.

FPCB maker Ichia sees revenues up in March

Stockwatch - Apr 6, 14:09

Flexible PCB and chassis maker Ichia Technologies has reported consolidated revenues of NT$566 million (US$18.65 million) for March, increasing 13% on month and 9% on year.

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