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  • tws
    True wireless stereo (TWS) devices were highlighted at the recently concluded online CES 2021, as many handset brands, acoustic device suppliers and startups showcased their latest products at the event.
  • Intel orders are unlikely to contribute meaningfully to TSMC growth by 2023
    Despite speculation circulating recently that Intel is looking to outsource more chip production to TSMC, the CPU vendor has yet to play a meaningful role in the pure-play foundry's efforts for sub-5nm process technology development.
  • PC demand will remain robust in 2H21
    Thanks to the stay-at-home economy driven by the coronavirus pandemic, notebook shipments are expected to stay robust in 2021, with ODMs see stable orders for the first half of the year and visibility for the second half is also becoming clearer, according to sources from the notebook upstream supply...
  • pegatron
    Weaker-than-expected sales for the iPhone 12 mini in the US and Europe reportedly has prompted Apple to have its manufacturing partner, Pegatron, reduce production for the smartphone model. Competition in the handset remains as intense...
  • Qualcomm and Nvidia turn to TSMC for support
    Nvidia and Qualcomm reportedly have already reached agreements with TSMC for capacity support from its next-generation manufacturing processes, and with orders from Intel, Apple and AMD, the Taiwanese foundry house is expected to enjoy growth from 2021 to 2025, according to sources from the semiconductor...
  • Intel reported 4Q20 and 2020 financial results
    Intel has reported record revenues for 2020 at US$77.9 billion, up 8% on year, with its board of directors approved a cash dividend increase of 5% to US$1.39 per share on an annual basis.
  • asia tech
    Contact image sensor module maker Asia Tech Image has reported net EPS of NT$5.16 (US$0.18) for 2020, hitting an annual record for the fifth consecutive year.
  • lens
    Smartphone-use lens module makers Largan Precision and Genius Electronic Optical (GSEO) have seen shipments negatively affected by short supply of key components of smartphones, especially flash memory and controller ICs, according to industry sources.
  • C-Tech United chairman and president Karl Huang (right) and Ottobike president Jerry Hsu
    Lithium battery pack maker C-Tech United will invest NT$250 million (US$8.8 million) in electric motorcycle vendor Ottobike for a nearly 20% stake, becoming its second largest shareholder next only to Vietnam Precision Industrial (VPIC), according to C-Tech.
  • Next-generation iPhones to receive upgrades in cameras
    Apple's next-generation iPhones slated for launch in the second half of 2021 will all come with sensor-shift stabilization technology, according to industry sources.
  • Taiwan component makers won back orders from Tesla
    Taiwan's automotive components makers are expected to expand their presence in the supply chain of Tesla, as some of them reportedly have regained orders for electric motor components from the EV vendor, according to industry sources.
  • IPC makers under pressure of component shortage
    Industrial computing device makers, including Advantech, Aaeon Technology, Adlink Technology, Avalue Technology, DFI and Axiomtek, wary of components shortages, are stepping up negotiations with suppliers, seeking alternative supply sources or buying from the spot market, according to industry sourc...
  • Demand in the PC DIY market remains strong
    Strong demand for notebooks driven by the stay-at-home economy in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak has undermined shipments of conventional desktops, but sales in the PC DIY market has remained robust, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.
  • Intel's CPUs in 2021 will be made by 10nm process
    Intel is expected to see strong growths in sales and profits in 2021 thanks to the releases of new-generation 10nm CPUs, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.
  • Nextronics Engineering chairman and CEO Stephen Hsu
    High-speed connector maker Nextronics Engineering focuses on communication, industrial, smart city, medical, aerospace and transportation applications, according to company chairman and CEO Stephen Hsu.
  • Seagate Taiwan Manager Vic Huang
    With the amount of global data expected to grow over 40% over the next two years, Seagate has recently launched its latest 20TB hard disc drive (HDD) and is set to expand the storage capacity to 30TB and 50TB, according to Vic Huang, country manager of Seagate Taiwan.
  • car
    The European Chamber is calling on governments to reverse the trend of deglobalization, or risk the collapse of economies of scale.
  • Electric buses
    Taiwan-based electric bus makers RAC Electric Vehicles, Kaison Green Energy Technology, Master Transportation Bus Manufacturing and Yangeng Advanced Vehicles have been competing for orders domestically and actively tapping overseas markets, especially in India and Southeast Asian countries, according...
  • smartphone
    China-based Sunny Optical Technology has disclosed it shipped nearly 1.53 billion smartphone-use lens modules in 2020, increasing 13.9% on year.
  • asrock
    Motherboard and graphics card maker ASRock and ASMedia Technology, a fabless chipmaker specializing in high-speed transmission chips, both enjoyed revenue surges in 2020 with promising sales prospects this year.
  • amd
    Brand vendors, such as Acer, have more of their new-generation notebooks powered by AMD processors, according to industry sources.
  • lite-on
    EMS provider Lite-On Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$13.439 billion (US$472 million) for December, decreasing 3.28% sequentially and 7.27% on year.
  • Cooling module makers see 2020 revenues hit records
    Taiwan-based cooling module makers Auras Technology, Chau-Choung Technology, Anli International, Sun Max Tech, TaiSol Electronics, Asia Vital Components and Forcecon saw 2020 consolidated revenues hit respective annual records, according to industry sources.
  • Delta saw December revenues hit record high
    Power supply maker Delta Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$26.908 billion (US$944 million) for December, the highest monthly level ever with growths of 5.55% on month and 20.08% on year.
  • Asustek reported strong on-year growth in December revenues
    Thanks to the stay-at-home economy in the wake of the pandemic, both Asustek Computer and Micro-Star International (MSI) have reported strong on-year growths for December revenues.

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