Highlights of the day: SSDs see looming price war
Delta Electronics has disclosed its subsidiary Delta Electronics International (Singapore) will sign an MoU with Singaporean government-sponsored JTC Corp for strategic cooperation to set up an Industry 4.0 ecosystem in the Southeast Asian country.
Taiwan mobo makers to see ASP improvement
With Intel lowering prices for its high-end desktop Cascade Lake-X series processors and AMD set to roll out its next-generation top-end Threadripper series processors and Ryzen 9 3950X, Taiwan-based motherboard makers are expected to see their ASPs improve in the fourth quarter of 2019, according...
SSD prices continue fall in China
SSD prices have been falling in China, with prices for 128GB SSDs having dropped over 10% in the last two months, according to sources at memory module makers.
CEA-Leti, a France-based research institute for electronics and information technologies, has been keen to cooperate with Taiwan IC and tech firms thanks to their high trustworthiness and strong tech prowess, according to the firm's chief technology officer Jean-Rene Lequepeys.
CMC Magnetics will complete the acquisition of Verbatim by the end of 2019, expecting the Japan-based storage solution provider to bring in additional revenues of NT$6 billion (US$195 million) in 2020, according to company chairman Robert Wong.
Plastic materials are increasingly applied to production of automotive parts and components in recent years driven by lightweight requirements for fuel efficiency and lower gas emissions, according to Markus Steilemann, CEO of Covestro, a specialist in polymer materials.
Foxconn Interconnect Technology (FIT), A Foxconn Group company that makes electronic connectors and precision components, has disclosed it will subscribe to shares issued by Japan-based optical lens module maker Kantatsu at JPY5.905 billion (US$54.4 million).
Germany's Covestro, a leading supplier of specialty chemical and plastics materials, has performed well in global digitalized business development, which is expected to contribute revenues of EUR1 billion (US$1.107 billion) to the company by the end of 2019, with China being its largest single market,...
China market demand for interactive white boards (IWB) has been gaining momentum thanks to the country's strenuous efforts in promoting intelligent education programs, allowing its top-2 homegrown suppliers Shiyuan Electronic Technology and HiteVision Technology to sustain stable increases in shipments...
The impact of the shortages of Intel's 14nm CPUs seems to be rippling out from the PC to the sever sector. Sever ODMs now see tight supply for Intel 14nm CPUs with their stocks reportedly going under safe levels. Despite the pressure, the server...
Server makers see 14nm chip supply become tight
Server ODMs have reportedly seen the supply of Intel's 14nm CPUs become tight but remain sufficient to support their shipments in the fourth quarter, according to sources from the server industry.
AWS eyeing bigger presence in China
Amazon Web Services (AWS) is eyeing a bigger presence in China's fast growing cloud computing market, according to Xia Zhang, Greater China principal enterprise evangelist at AWS.
Intel to unveil discrete 10nm GPU by mid-2020
Intel is looking to unveil its first discrete GPU solution based on its Xe architecture and built using 10nm process technology by the middle of 2020, according to industry sources.
Tight supply lingers for high-end phone camera lenses
Supply of high-end camera lens for smartphones has been tight thanks to handset vendors rushing to incorporate multi-lens solutions into their new models, indicating bright shipment prospect for major lens makers such as Largan Precision in the fourth quarter of 2019 and beyond, according to industry...
AcBel Polytech developing energy solutions
Power supply maker AcBel Polytech has disclosed it has extended business operation to developing energy solutions including fuel cells, battery control systems, energy management systems and LED streetlamps.
Qisda to set up China JV to tap hemodialyzer market
EMS provider Qisda has disclosed it will set up a joint venture in China, BenQ Biotech (Shanghai), with China-based Shanghai Kunxin Medical Technology to produce hemodialyzers for sale in the Chinese market, with Qisda to invest CNY240 million (US$33.7 million) for a 70% stake.
ATrack to focus on B2B2C customization projects
GPS car-use tracking device maker ATrack Technology has finished adjustment in and transformation of business operation, with focus on orders for customized models in large volumes based on a B2B2C business model, according to the company.
Smartphone lens module maker Largan Precision, due to tight production capacity amid strong demand, will give priority to orders for high-price, high-end products in 2020, according to company CEO Lin En-ping.
Lite-On Tech September revenues down on year
EMS provider Lite-On Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$16.430 billion (US$529 million) for September, increasing 0.49% sequentially but decreasing 14.86% on year.
Highlights of the day: Intel to increase output
Notebook ODMs have again been hit by Intel CPU shortages. But Bob Swan, visiting Taiwan for the first time as Intel's CEO, said his company is expanding production capacity, particularly for 14nm processors. Swan noted that Taiwan has...
Japan's Furukawa Electric and Taiwan-based Lemtech have teamed up to develop stainless steel-based ultra-thin vapor chamber cooling solutions for smartphones.
Google has decided to choose Thailand as the new production base for its Google Home smart speaker with Quanta Computer remaining its manufacturer, and the Internet service giant is now reportedly considering moving the production of its Chromebooks to Thailand and Vietnam to avoid the US tariff, according...
Intel will be gradually expanding its foundry production capacity, particularly for 14nm process this year, according to company CEO Bob Swan. Swan and other Intel executives arrived in Taiwan earlier this week meeting with local partners and suppliers.
Intel looks to 5G, AI for future growth
The emerging 5G and AI applications will be driving Intel's growth over the next decade, market observers believe.
Global large-size LCD panel shipment forecast, 2020 and beyond
Global large-size LCD panel shipments will fall at a negative CAGR of 0.8% 2020 through 2024 mainly due to saturated demand...
Global tablet shipment forecast, 2020 and beyond
2019 global tablet shipments will slide significantly from the level of 2018 as brand tablets are experiencing weakening momentum...
Global smartphone shipment forecast, 2020 and beyond
Global smartphone shipments will continue to decline for the second year in 2019. Although emerging markets have demand coming...
Global mobile device shipment forecasts, 2020 and beyond: Smartphones, notebooks and tablets
Notebooks, smartphones and tablets are expected to see mixed shipment performances in 2019. Notebook shipments will grow mildly...
Taiwan semiconductor foundry sector, 2Q19
According to Digitimes Research's observation, with global market demand on a moderate increase in second-quarter 2019, Taiwan-based...
Global AIO PC shipment forecast and industry analysis, 2019
Global all-in-one (AIO) PC shipments will continue shrinking in 2019, following 2018's around 2% on-year drop. With issues such...