Headset maker Merry 3Q16 earnings higher than expected
Stockwatch - Oct 28, 14:18
Headset maker Merry Electronics saw its net profits increase 187% on quarter and 259% on year to NT$916 million (US$28.91 million) in the third quarter of 2016. The earnings translated into an EPS of NT$5.01 for the quarter, which was higher than expected.
Component shortages putting pressure on smartphone players
Oct 26, 22:10
With component quotes rising rapidly due to shortages, sources from the upstream supply chain expect second-tier or lower smartphone players to face increasing pressure from competition in 2017 as most of the component shortages are unlikely to be resolved in the short term.
Qualcomm announces 5G modem solution
Newswatch - Oct 19, 11:14
Qualcomm Technologies, a subsidiary of Qualcomm, has announced the Qualcomm Snapdragon X50 5G modem, making Qualcomm the first company to announce a commercial 5G modem chipset solution.
TXC pre-tax profits increase 3% in Jan-Sep
Stockwatch - Oct 17, 15:00
Quartz component maker TXC has reported pre-tax profits of NT$816.27 million (US$25.68 million) for January-September, up 2.8% compared to the same period in 2015. Pre-tax EPS for the nine-months came to NT$2.64.
Qualcomm appoints new head of Taiwan business unit
Oct 13, 10:10
Qualcomm has announced the appointment of ST Liew, former co-president of Acer's BYOC Smart Products Business unit, to serve as its vice president as well as president of Qualcomm Taiwan, effective on October 12, 2016.
FPCB maker Ichia swings back to profitability in 3Q16
Newswatch - Oct 12, 14:24
Flexible PCB and handset chassis supplier Ichia Technologies swung back to profitability in the third quarter of 2016, with pre-tax profits for the quarter reaching NT$30 million (US$949,080) or NT$0.09 per share.
Samsung announces mass production of 14nm chips for wearables
Oct 11, 20:47
Samsung Electronics has announced mass production of the Exynos 7 Dual 7270, which the company claims is the industry's first mobile application processor (AP) designed specifically for wearable devices with 14nm FinFET process technology.
Quartz component maker TXC September revenues hit 46-month high
Newswatch - Oct 7, 11:45
Quartz component maker TXC has reported consolidated revenues of NT$942 million (US$30 million) for September 2016, the company's highest monthly figures in 46 months. September sales also represented an increase of 9.3% from the previous month and 7.84% from a year earlier.
MediaTek to triple India workforce in 3 years
Oct 7, 10:26
MediaTek has announced a training program to foster and develop talent for India's fast-growing handset industry, while disclosing plans to triple its workforce locally to 1,500 employees.
Silitech revenues down in September
Stockwatch - Oct 7, 10:22
Handset-use structural component maker Silitech Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$202 million (US$6.4 million) for September, falling 3.74% on month and 36.92% on year.
Merry reports increased sales for September
Stockwatch - Oct 5, 22:01
Headset maker Merry Electronics has reported revenues of NT$1.756 billion (US$56.04 million) for September, increasing 4.4% from the previous month and 30.11% from a year earlier.
Oppo aims to ship 130-140 million smartphones in 2017
Oct 4, 14:01
China-based smartphone vendor Oppo aims to ship 130-140 million smartphones worldwide in 2017, compared to 100 million units targeted for 2016, according to sources from Taiwan's handset supply chain.
China SITRI 8-inch fab ready for MEMS manufacturing
Sep 21, 15:06
The government-sponsored Shanghai Industrial Technology Research Institute (SITRI) has its 8-inch wafer fab targeted specifically at the manufacture of MEMS parts with volume production slated for the second quarter of 2017.
Sprint intros MediaTek-powered smartphone
Sep 19, 14:36
Sprint has introduced the LG X Power, which features the MediaTek Helio P10-series chipset. The device is the first MediaTek-powered smartphone available from Sprint breaking new ground for MediaTek in the US market.
Taiwan fingerprint sensor suppliers set to post strong 3Q16
Sep 13, 11:05
Taiwan-based fingerprint sensor suppliers including Egis Technology (Egistec), Elan Microelectronics and FocalTech Systems are set to post brisk sales for the third quarter of 2016 buoyed by strong demand for smartphones, according to market observers.
Foxlink sees revenues up on month in August
Stockwatch - Sep 9, 15:42
Foxlink has reported consolidated revenues of NT$8.538 billion (US$271.94 million) for August 2016, representing a 17.71% increase on month but a 14.4% drop on year.
Apple pulls in chip orders for new Apple Watch, say sources
Sep 9, 11:47
Apple has increased chip and component orders for its new Apple Watch Series 2 products with monthly shipment volumes for August and September both surpassing two million units, according to sources from the supply chain in Taiwan.
MediaTek posts record August revenues
Sep 8, 10:54
Mobile SoC specialist MediaTek has reported consolidated revenues of NT$25.87 billion (US$827.9 million) for August 2016, up 4.2% sequentially and 36.1% on year. The monthly results were also a record high.
Amperex Technology expected to take over production of Galaxy Note 7 batteries
Sep 7, 15:36
Following the recall by Samsung Electronics of its Galaxy Note 7 due to defective batteries produced by Samsung SDI, China-based Amperex Technology, which was a secondary supplier of batteries for the model, is expected to take over as main supplier following the incident, according to industry sour...
Intel begins shipping Kaby Lake notebook CPUs
Sep 5, 12:16
Intel has begun delivering its next-generation notebook-use Kaby Lake processors and will start shipping comparable desktop-use CPUs by year-end 2016, according to sources from Taiwan PC makers.
Apple reportedly hikes order volumes for new iPhone devices
Sep 5, 11:19
Apple reportedly has revised upward orders by 10% for parts and components needed for production of the new iPhone devices scheduled to be released on September 7, according to sources from the iPhone supply chain in Taiwan.
Tripod to post 5-8% revenue growth in 3Q16, says report
Stockwatch - Aug 31, 11:49
Tripod Technology is expected to report revenue growth of 5-8% sequentially for the third quarter of 2016 driven by rising HDI board demand for mobile devices, according to a recent Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) report.
Corning unveils Gorilla Glass SR+ for wearable devices
Aug 31, 11:34
Corning has unveiled Gorilla Glass SR+. Specifically designed for wearable devices, this new glass composite reduces visible scratches while delivering Gorilla Glass' toughness, optical clarity and touch sensitivity, according to the company.
Samsung announces mass production of 14nm Exynos chips
Aug 30, 21:17
Samsung Electronics has announced mass production of the Exynos 7 Quad 7570 built on 14nm process technology for the budget smartphone market as well as other IoT devices. Exynos 7570 is also Samsung's first Exynos processor to fully integrate a Cat.4 LTE 2CA modem and connectivity solutions including...
Vendors to shift away more orders from BYD
Aug 30, 11:07
Asustek Computer and Huawei are expected to shift more of their existing orders for notebooks and smartphones away from China-based BYD, which is having a difficult time fulfilling its promises in product quality and shipment schedule to the clients, according to sources from the upstream supply cha...
Digitimes Research: China mobile AP shipments to growth over 18% in 2H16
Aug 29, 21:29
Shipment of mobile application processors for smartphones and tablets in the China market are expected to grow 18.6% in the second half of 2016 from those shipped in the first half of the year due to seasonal demand and inventory build-ups for the first quarter of 2017, according to Digitimes Resear...
Zhen Ding expects sales rebound in August
Aug 29, 08:51
Flexible PCB (FPCB) firm Zhen Ding Technology Holding expects sales to rebound starting August, and is looking to report flat growth in profits for the second half of 2016 compared to a year ago.
Industry supply chain eyeing huge mobile-SoC market potential
Aug 26, 13:56
With more system vendors engaged in the development of mobile SoC solutions in-house, the market for mobile chips is set to expand a further US$10 billion, according to industry sources. IC foundries, and EDA and IC design service companies are all eyeing this additional market size.