Primax reports increased earnings for 1Q16
Newswatch - Apr 22, 14:24
PC peripheral and mobile device component maker Primax Electronics has reported net profits of NT$400 million (US$12.38 million) for the first quarter of 2016, increasing 9% from a year earlier. The earnings translated into an EPS of NT$0.91 for the quarter compared to NT$0.85 of a year earlier.
MediaTek Labs announces availability of new development platform for RTOS
Apr 21, 14:33
MediaTek has announced its MediaTek LinkIt development platform for RTOS and the platform's first hardware development kit (HDK). This platform is the first from MediaTek delivering a common tool chain and set of APIs for multiple chipsets, offering developers the ability to create a range of IoT devices...
Handset supply chains in Taiwan, China face inventory losses
Apr 21, 11:25
Makers in the handset supply chains in Taiwan and China are becoming more conservative about building up inventories for parts and components due to intensifying competition in the China market as a result of the release of the iPhone SE, according to sources from Taiwan's handset supply chain.
Intel reports 1Q16 GAAP revenue of US$13.7 billion
Apr 20, 15:28
Intel has reported first-quarter 2016 GAAP revenue of US$13.7 billion, operating income of US$2.6 billion, net income of US$2.0 billion and EPS of US%0.42. Intel reported non-GAAP revenue of US$13.8 billion, operating income of US$3.3 billion, net income of US$2.6 billion and EPS of US%0.54. The company...
Intel announces corporate restructuring; to reduce staff by 11%
Apr 20, 15:15
Intel has announced a restructuring initiative to accelerate its evolution from a PC company to one that powers the cloud and smart, connected computing devices. Intel said it will intensify focus in high-growth areas where it is positioned for long-term leadership, customer value and growth, while...
Earthquake in Kumamoto, Japan may hurt Sony CIS business
Apr 18, 15:12
In 2015, Japan's Kyushu had 892 semiconductor-related companies, of which 360 were semiconductor equipment players, 248 semiconductor component players and 185 semiconductor manufacturers. Within these companies, 391 were located in Kyushu's Fukuoka Prefecture, while 176 were located in Kumamoto Prefecture...
Himax display drivers power HTC flagship smartphones
Apr 18, 11:11
Himax Technologies has announced that the company's display driver IC of Quad HD (QHD) resolution family, HX8396-C, has been adopted by HTC to power the smartphone vendor's new flagship model HTC 10.
Asustek reduces demand for Intel-developed smartphone platforms
Apr 8, 12:17
Asustek Computer has added platforms developed by Qualcomm and Taiwan-based MediaTek for its ZenFone-series smartphones, reducing the proportion of platforms developed by Intel, its original supplier. Asustek's Intel chip demand is estimated to decrease from about six million units in 2015 to below...
Largan Precision sees on-month increase in March revenues
Apr 6, 11:46
Smartphone-use lens module maker Largan Precision has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.024 billion (US$92.1 million) for March, increasing 48.40% on month but decreasing 22.95% on year, and those of NT$8.271 billion for January-March slipped 21.73% on year.
Foxlink to hand out cash dividend of NT$2 for 2015
Newswatch - Apr 6, 11:43
Connector and handset component maker Foxlink Technology plans to hand out a cash dividend of NT$2 for 2015, for which net profits totaled NT$1.65 billion (NT$5.09 million) or NT$3.22 per share.
Chip orders from Apple slow, say sources
Mar 31, 10:50
Chip orders from Apple are relatively slow in the second quarter of 2016 compared to those in the same quarter in previous years, according to industry sources.
MediaTek shipments unlikely to rebound until May or June
Mar 31, 08:56
MediaTek's shipments are still affected partially by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company's (TSMC) wafer delivery delays caused by an earthquake that hit southern Taiwan in early February, and are unlikely to return to normal until May or June, according to industry sources.
Galaxy S7 equips IDT technology as part of wireless fast charge
Mar 30, 22:14
Integrated Device Technology (IDT) has announced that the company and Samsung Electronics have teamed up to deliver wireless charging for the Galaxy S7, Samsung's newest feature-rich smartphone. The IDT technology includes all of the hardware and software needed to enable mobile devices to be charged...
MediaTek 2Q16 revenues to rise 10-20%
Mar 17, 11:01
MediaTek is expected to see its first-quarter revenues hit the high-end target of its guidance of NT$52.5-57.4 billion, and post an up to 20% sequential rise in second-quarter revenues, according to market sources.
PCB maker Zhen Ding expects slow sales in 2016
Mar 14, 16:11
PCP and flexible PCB supplier Zhen Ding Technology Holding expects its sales and profits to grow marginally in 2016 due to a slowdown in global demand for PCB products, according to company chairman Charles Shen.
Smartphone chipset solution vendors eyeing orders for system chips
Mar 11, 11:05
Smartphone chipset solution providers have recently stepping up efforts to win more orders for system chips, including image signal processors, modems, and RF (radio frequency) chips, instead of focusing competition on the core number of their CPUs, according to industry sources.
Demand for dual-lens camera modules picking up
Mar 7, 11:47
Demand for dual-lens camera modules from the smartphone sector is expected to begin to surge in the second half of 2016 as Android phone vendors are upgrading the functionary of their models in order to stir up replacement demand, according to industry sources.
Largan Precision February revenues hit 2-year low
Mar 7, 10:48
Smartphone-use lens module maker Largan Precision has reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.038 billion (US$61.0 million) for February, decreasing 36.85% sequentially and 22.11% on year to hit the lowest monthly level since March 2014.
Largan Precision to buy land for construction
Mar 4, 13:43
Smartphone-use lens module maker Largan Precision has obtained priority to purchase a government-developed site of 13,646 square meters (3.38 acres) beside its under construction factory for NT$1.93 billion (US$57.8 million). The land is zoned for factory/office mixed use, according to the company,...
Ichia reports decreased February sales
Stockwatch - Mar 3, 08:41
Handset-use flexible PCB (FPCB) and keypad maker Ichia Technologies has reported revenues of NT$347 million (US$10.5 million) for February 2016, down 26.7% on month and 28.2% on year.
Samsung intros 256GB UFS storage for mobile devices
Feb 26, 11:31
Samsung Electronics has announced it is now mass producing 256GB embedded memory based on the Universal Flash Storage (UFS) 2.0 standard, for next-generation high-end mobile devices. The newly introduced embedded memory features performance for mobile devices that exceeds that of a typical SATA-based...
Handset baseband IC market decreases 5% in 2015, says Strategy Analytics
Feb 24, 11:11
The global cellular baseband processor market declined 5% on year to US$21.1 billion in 2015, according to Strategy Analytics. Shipments of LTE baseband chips exceeded one billion units in 2015 representing a strong double-digit increase, while shipments of 2G and 3G baseband ICs declined significan...
Samsung launches 14nm SoC for mid-range smartphones
Feb 18, 10:06
Samsung Electronics has announced the newest member of its Exynos 7 Octa processor line-up, the Exynos 7 Octa 7870. Using the company's 14nm FinFET process technology, the Exynos 7 Octa 7870 is designed for mid-range smartphones and other mobile devices.
Camera lens makers sending dual-lens samples for next-generation iPhone
Feb 2, 16:29
Taiwan-based Largan Technology as well as Japan- and China-based camera lens makers have sent dual-lens camera samples to Apple for testing, according to sources from the upstream supply chain. Apple is reportedly planning to adopt a dual-lens camera for its next-generation iPhone Plus.