IT components, peripherals
  • Fingerprint sensor demand to soar from 5G phones
    Fingerprint recognition will continue to be a major feature for smartphones next year, with optical and ultrasonic in-display sensors to be two main options for device vendors. Taiwan-based Goodix Technology is set to ramp up shipments for optical...
  • Foxconn subsidiaries target 5G business opportunity
    Now that Young Liu has taken the helm, the Foxconn Technology Group (Hon Hai Precision Industry) has begun a series of transformations targeting the business opportunity from 5G, with subsidiaries such as Foxconn Interconnect Technology (FIT), FIH Mobile and Foxconn Industrial Internet (FII) all playing...
  • TSMC to end 2019 with growth
    The world's top pure-play foundry is set to wrap up 2019 with strong sales performances, thanks to impressive contributions from advanced manufacturring processes. TSMC is also on course to enter commerical production in first-half 2019...
  • Intel 17-qubit superconducting test chip for quantum computing
    Intel Labs has unveiled a cryogenic control chip, code-named "Horse Ridge," for speeding up development of full-stack quantum computing systems.
  • GESO focuses on midrange and high-end product segments
    Supply of mid-range and high-end smartphone-use lens modules is short of demand, according to Jones Chen, chairman for optical lens maker Genius Electronic Optical (GSEO).
  • AVY is optimistic about the development of robot business
    AVY Precision Technology has announced a plan to invest JPY100 million (US$923,000) to acquire a 5.9% stake in Japan-based Living Robot, a developer of companion robots.
  • Lite-On Tech's sales declined on year in November
    EMS provider Lite-On Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$15.013 billion (US$492 million) for November, increasing 2.50% sequentially but decreasing 10.28% on year.
  • Wearable shipments increased on year in 3Q19
    Global shipments of wearable devices totaled 84.5 million units in the third quarter of 2019, an on-year increase of 94.6% and a new record for shipments in a single quarter, according to IDC.
  • Ibase Gaming chairman Ben Liao (center)
    Taiwan-based IPC maker Ibase Gaming has announced it will partner with US-based Powin Energy and Japan-based Murata Manufacturing to develop energy storage solutions.
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    Huawei Tachnologies is expected to ship 200 million smartphones in 2020 and its fellow first-tier vendors, including Oppo, Vivo and Xiaomi, will each ship at least 100 million units, leading to substantial demand for hanset-use lens modules from Chinese clients in the year, according to industry sou...
  • AVY expands into automotive component business
    AVY Precision Technology is expanding its automotive component business to cover products including electric parking braking (EPB) system module and electric vehicle motor, and expects these new product lines to drive up the company's revenues in 2022, according to company vice chairman Jun-Yi Dong.
  • Delta Electronics has reported sales growth for November
    Power supply maker and energy management solution provider Delta Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$22.674 billion (US$743 million) for November, decreasing 1.91% sequentially but increasing 2.48% on year.
  • Qualcomm has launched new Arm-based processors for notebooks
    Although the memory market looks to be heading towards a recovery in 2020, suppliers are cautious about expanding supply. Winbond is building a new plant in Kaohsiung, southern Taiwan, with completion originally slated for year-end 2020 and commerical production for 2021. But now the company has now...
  • Qualcomm intros Arm processors for Windows notebooks
    Qualcomm has launched new Arm-based processors for notebooks. Among the chips, the new Snapdragon 7c series designed for entry-level devices reportedly adopts ASE Technology's system-in-package (SiP) services to integrate multiple chips into one single package to help OEMs lower their R&D costs.
  • Jorjin Technologies chairman Tom Liang
    Smart glasses enabled by AR/MR technologies may gradually replace smartphones, with such a trend beginning to emerge in 2023 according to Tom Liang, chairman for both Taiwan-based smart glasses designer Jorjin Technologies and Taiwan Smart Glasses Industry Association.
  • Brinno has disclosed it will adjust sales agent networks in the US, Japan and Singapore
    Time-lapse camera maker Brinno has disclosed it will adjust OBM (own brand manufacturing) sales agent networks in the US, Japan and Singapore by enhancing product education, after-sale services and advertising.
  • Taiwan-Janssen Project
    Taiwan-Janssen Project, focusing on R&D of treating lung, rectal and colorectal cancers in 2019, has awarded grants to three academic/research units, according to Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST).
  • Chicony Power has reported sequential decrease in November sales
    Keyboard and CCM (compact camera module) maker Chicony Electronics saw November consolidated revenues of NT$8.260 billion (US$271 million) decrease 10.99% sequentially but increase 1.16% on year, and its subsidiary, Chicony Power Technology, which makes power supplies, reported NT$2.843 billion, slipping...
  • Harry Yang, VP for Qisda's Medical Devices & Products Group
    EMS provider Qisda has been expanding business for its own-brand medical devices and materials in China and Southeast Asia, according to company vice president for Medical Devices and Products Group Harry Yang.
  • Largan
    Smartphone-use lens module maker Largan Precision has reported consolidated revenues of NT$6.656 billion (US$218 million) for November, hitting a record for the fourth consecutive month with growth of 0.46% sequentially and 66.01% on year.
  • Hinges are expected to play a crucial part in new notebook design
    Although the global notebook market's annual shipments have remained at around 160 million units for the past several years, Taiwan-based notebook hinge maker Lian Hong still sees opportunities from development of niche features to create added values, according to the company.
  • GLT is back to Apple's MacBook Pro supply chain
    Light guide plate (LGP) maker Global Lighting Technologies (GLT) has returned to the glowing keyboard supply chain of MacBook Pro and is set to add two production lines at its plant in northern Taiwan to support shipments to Apple, according to industry sources.
  • AMD enables an open ecosystem for OEMs to create and customize high performance mini PCs, powered b
    AMD has announced it is enabling an open ecosystem for OEMs to create and customize high performance mini PCs, powered by its Ryzen Embedded V1000 and R1000 processors.
  • Supply chain ready for Apple adopting mini LED
    Mini and micro LEDs are being touted as strong candidates to play a key role in the next-generation display market. Now Apple is said to be developing a 12.9-inch mini LED-backlit iPad Pro for launch in third-quarter 2020. Many Taiwan-based supply chain partners are eyeing the mini...
  • China telecom carriers and smartphone vendors gearing up for 5G business
    With the arrival of 5G commercialization, China-based telecom carriers and smartphone vendors are expanding their services and releasing new products in pursuit of new business opportunities.

Taiwan handsets – 3Q 2019

Taiwan LCD TVs – 3Q 2019

Taiwan LCD monitors – 3Q 2019

Global LCD panel shipment forecast, 2020 and beyond

Global mobile device shipment forecasts, 2020 and beyond: Smartphones, notebooks and tablets

Taiwan semiconductor foundry sector, 2Q19

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