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 push into 5G businesses
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...
Highlights of the day: 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 introduces Horse Ridge for quantum computers
Intel Labs has unveiled a cryogenic control chip, code-named "Horse Ridge," for speeding up development of full-stack quantum computing systems.
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 Precision to invest in Japan robot developer
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 November revenues down on year
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.
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.
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.
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 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 November revenues up on year
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.
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 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.
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.
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 picks 3 R&D units in 2019
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).
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...
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 November revenues hit record
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.
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.
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 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.
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...
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 makers shipped 14.21 million handsets in third-quarter 2019, up 3% sequentially but down 34.8% on year.
Taiwan LCD TVs – 3Q 2019
Taiwan's TV maker shipped a total of 7.39 million LCD TVs in the third quarter, up 3.2% sequentially.
Taiwan LCD monitors – 3Q 2019
Taiwan PC monitor shipments continued to grow on-year in the third quarter of 2019 at 5.8% to arrive at 23.73 million units.
Global LCD panel shipment forecast, 2020 and beyond
Global small- to medium-size LCD panel shipments are estimated to drop from 2020 to 2024, while large-size ones will continue...
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...