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Wednesday 14 April 2021
Light guide plate maker GLT expects 10-15% revenue growth in 2021
Light guide plate supplier Global Lighting Technologies (GLT) expects its revenues to expand by 10-15% in 2021, bolstered by growing shipments across its product lineups.
Wednesday 14 April 2021
Apple supplier to increase miniLED shipments for iPad Pro in April
Apple's supplier of backlight-use miniLED for the vendor's upcoming 12.9-inch iPad Pro will see shipments pick up later in April 2021, according to industry sources.
Wednesday 14 April 2021
Arcadyan expects revenues to hit new high in 2021
Networking device maker Arcadyan Technology expects its revenues to hit a new high in 2021, driven mainly by its enhanced product and customer portfolios despite the adverse impacts of rising production costs resulting from component shortages.
Wednesday 14 April 2021
ITRI to help form car components ecosystem in southern Taiwan
Government-sponsored Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) will in 2021 begin a project aiming to form an ecosystem in southern Taiwan for compound semiconductor-based automotive power electronics, according to Wu Cheng-wen, senior vice president for ITRI.
Wednesday 14 April 2021
Teco invests in ZEPT
Teco Electric & Machinery has acquired a 25% stake in ZEPT, a Taiwan-based startup that develops powertrain modules used in electric vehicles (EVs), for cooperation in developing EV-use power systems and tapping corresponding markets.
Wednesday 14 April 2021
Taiwan starts self-driving open road test
Taiwan has started testing self-driving vehicles on open roads, accrding to the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA).
Tuesday 13 April 2021
Nvidia CEO introduces software, silicon, supercomputers at GTC 2021
Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang has unveiled the company's latest innovations covering autonomous machines, AIs, chips, supercomputers and software during his presentation at GTC 2021.
Tuesday 13 April 2021
SYNergy to expand production capacity
Lithium-ion polymer battery maker SYNergy ScienTech has disclosed it will expand monthly production capacity for soft-package batteries by 25% to 4.77 million units, and button cells from 150,000 to 450,000 units in third-quarter 2021.
Tuesday 13 April 2021
Notebook ODMs remain upbeat about 2Q21 shipments
Notebook ODMs remain optimistic about shipments in the second quarter of 2021, but are aware that the ongoing chip and component shortages may constrain their shipment growth during the quarter.
Tuesday 13 April 2021
Vapor chamber demand for 5G phones disappoints
Vapor chamber (VC) demand for 5G smartphones has been a disappointment thus far in 2021, according to sources at cooling module suppliers.
Tuesday 13 April 2021
Delta Electronics reports record March revenues
Power supply and energy management solution provider Delta Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$27.026 billion (US$952 million) for March, the highest-ever monthly figure.
Monday 12 April 2021
Highlights of the day: TSMC may spend even more this year
TSMC is scheduled to hold its investors' conference later this week. Market observers speculate that the foundry house may disclose plans to revise upward its capex budget for 2021, judging from the fact TSMC has recently vowed to spend US$100 billion on capacity expansions in the next three years. ODMs Quanta Computer and Compal Electronics are optimistic about their notebook shipment growths in second-quarter 2021, but remain wary of components shortages undermining their shipments for full-year 2021. Shortages of audio+LAN chips from Realtek have been described as one of the major factors stalling production for many end-market devices, including Chromebooks.
Monday 12 April 2021
Realtek Ethernet chip shortages not to have much impact on automotive supply chain
The short supply of automobile-use Ethernet chips from Taiwan-based Realtek Semiconductor is unlikely to result in significant impacts on the global automotive supply chains, according to industry observers.
Monday 12 April 2021
Realtek facing delivery pressure for audio+LAN chips
Network and communication IC supplier Realtek Semiconductor reportedly is currently unable to fulfill its orders for audio+LAN chips from a number of clients, affecting the production of end-market devices such as Chromebooks, according to industry sources.
Monday 12 April 2021
Taiwan March exports hit record
Taiwan recorded exports totaling US$35.89 billion in March 2021, the highest-ever monthly level with growths of 29.1% sequentially and 27.1% on year, while the imports reached US$32.23 billion, also a monthly record, growing 38.4% sequentially and 27.0% on year, according the Ministry of Finance (MOF).
Monday 12 April 2021
Wi-Fi 6E chips to bring business for test, certification labs in 2H21
Chipmakers are set to roll out Wi-Fi 6E chip solutions in the second half of the year, bringing new business opportunities for IC test and certification labs including Sporton International.
Friday 9 April 2021
Lite-On Tech sees March revenues rise
EMS provider Lite-On Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$13.238billion (US$466 million) for March, increasing 27.27% sequentially and 5.06% on year.
Friday 9 April 2021
Server industry sees component supply growing tighter in 2Q21
Server components including ICs, passive components, cables and chassis have seen supply growing tighter in the second quarter, according to sources from the server supply chain.
Friday 9 April 2021
Backend houses see order visibility for CIS, sensor chips through 4Q21
Backend houses continue to enjoy strong demand for processing IP camera chips and CMOS image sensor (CIS) chips, with their order visibility clear through the fourth quarter of 2021, according to industry sources.
Friday 9 April 2021
Wistron sees over 50% surge in notebook shipments in 1Q21
Wistron shipped a total of 5.4 million notebooks in the first quarter of 2021, up 52.1% from a year earlier, while revenues grew by a slight 2% on year to NT$177.14 billion (US$6.23 billion).
Friday 9 April 2021
Largan expects one quarter delay in shipments due to component shortages
Smartphone-use lens module maker Largan Precision expects delays of at least one month for its shipments due to short supply of CMOS image sensors and application processors, according to company CEO Lin En-ping.
Friday 9 April 2021
Strong Chromebook shipments to buoy chip suppliers in 2Q21
Taiwan-based IC design houses including MediaTek, Elan Microelectronics and Integrated Technology Express (ITE) continue to enjoy a strong pull-in of orders for Chromebooks, which will boost their respective revenues to record highs in the second quarter, according to industry sources.
Friday 9 April 2021
Alibaba to establish new liquid cooling datacenter in China
Alibaba plans to establish a new datacenter in Hangzhou, China using immersion liquid cooling solutions there.
Thursday 8 April 2021
Microsoft unveils liquid cooling solution for datacenters
Microsoft has announced to begin implementing a two-phase immersion liquid cooling solution that is co-developed with Wiwynn, to its datacenter in the state of Washington for testing.
Thursday 8 April 2021
HP to outsource China laser printer production to Foxconn
HP will outsource to Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai) laser printer production currently handled by one of its own plants in Weihai, China and will also transfer the plant's personnel to Foxconn, with transfer expected to complete by fourth-quarter 2022, according to industry sources.