Notes & corrections
31 Dec 2003
We will not be updating our website on January 1. We wish you a Happy New Year!
22 Dec 2003
In a December 19 article, we mistakenly reported that DVD MovieFactory software from Ulead Systems would be bundled with Acer Aspire notebook PCs. The bundle arrangement is for the Acer Aspire desktop PCs.
15 Dec 2003
In a third December 12 article, we mistakenly calculated Winbond's stock buyback as being equivalent to 0.04% of its outstanding shares. The correct figure is 0.49%.
In another December 12 article, we had a discrepancy between the text and table for Asustek Computer's 3Q motherboard ASP. The correct figure is US$67.
In a December 12 article, we mistakenly reported the V8 Volari Duo chip from XGI Technology as being priced at about US$330. The ASP of graphics cards based on the chip is US$449. We also should have said that VIA expects its graphics chip business to turn profitable early next year. The company as a whole is already profitable. Finally, we mistakenly reported VIA's 3Q pre-tax profits as NT$6.1 million. It earned NT$61.28 million before taxes for the period.
10 Dec 2003
In an December 10 article, we mistakenly reported that AMD would deliver chip samples using a 90nm process on 12-inch wafers. The samples will be produced on 8-inch wafers at AMD's Fab 30.
1 Dec 2003
In a November 24 article, we mistakenly reported TSMC and UMC would use FSG with a k-value of below 3 in 90-nm pilot runs. The dielectrics used by TSMC and UMC should be BD and CORAL, respectively.
19 Nov 2003
In yesterday's article, we mistakenly reported that Apache Communication was the distributor for UK-based Cambridge Silicon Radio (CSR) Bluetooth chips in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and South Korea. Apache does not distribute CSR Bluetooth chips in South Korea.
18 Nov 2003
In an October 31 article, we mistakenly reported that High Tech Computer (HTC) was shipping the SPV E200 smartphone to TIM of Italy and Telefonica of Spain. Our sources did not specify which smart handheld device was being shipped.
7 Nov 2003
In an October 30 article, we mistakenly reported that ProMOS Technologies raised its financial forecast for a second time. In its earlier adjustment, ProMOS lowered its forecast.
3 Nov 2003
In an October 31 article, we mistakenly listed Sharp as No. 2 in DisplaySearch's global 17- to 19-inch and 40-inch LCD TV rankings for the 2Q. Sharp did not compete in these categories.
24 Oct 2003
In an October 22 article, we mistakenly reported that Infineon hoped to compete in the China spot market by selling its DRAM modules at a lower price than Hynix Semiconductor.
29 Sep 2003
In a September 22 article, we mistakenly said that Mitac International unveiled the world's first smartphone running on the Microsoft 2003 OS. It is Mitac's first smartphone running on that OS.
In a September 24 article, we mistakenly reported that Amkor Technology packages Intel CPUs.
24 Sep 2003
Check out our Computex Day 3 coverage, including an overview of Taiwan's PDA and handset industry (for members only).
Check out our Computex Day 2 coverage, including overviews of Taiwan's optical storage and display industries (for members only).
Check out our Computex Day 1 coverage, including overviews of Taiwan's notebook and motherboard industries (for members only).
17 Sep 2003
Check out the last day and the 2003 news summary from SEMICON Taiwan.
Check out our Day 2 show daily from SEMICON Taiwan 2003.
Check out our Day 1 show daily and company showcase from SEMICON Taiwan 2003.
10 Sep 2003
Due to the Mid-Autumn Festival holiday in Taiwan, our site will not be updated on Thursday, September 11.
14 Aug 2003
In an August 13 article, we mistakenly reported that Gigabyte Technology shipped 100,000-150,000 graphics cards in the first half of 2003. That figure was average monthly shipments for the period.
12 Aug 2003
In an August 1 article, we should have reported that Solomon Wireless claimed to have launched the first "data-only" USB GPRS wireless modem. Other companies, including iWow Connections in Singapore, offered data and voice USB GPRS modems prior to this.
4 Aug 2003
In an article on Friday, we mistakenly said that Access Systems America's Blazer 3.0 Web browser would be bundled with Handspring's new Treo 600 PDA phone. The browser, based on technology from Access, is Handspring's.
17 Jul 2003
In response to our July 10 report that it was considering a US$1,299 Tablet PC, Toshiba said that it does not have any plans to launch such a low-priced device in the foreseeable future.
11 Jul 2003
In a story on Wednesday, we should have said AT&T, not AT&T Wireless, had placed WLAN equipment orders for hotspots to Global Sun Technology.
8 Jul 2003
Check out our new Interviews, DRAMeXchange, iSuppli and Editor picks selections.
Our PDA news is now under both our Portable (Systems) and Mobile phone and PDA (Telecom) subsections.
7 Jul 2003
Recently you may have found our site performance slower than normal. We have finished upgrading our servers and bandwidth and hope to now be able to provide improved performance.
27 Jun 2003
Site maintenance Sunday, June 29, 12-6 am (GMT). Apologies for any inconvenience.
18 Jun 2003
We mistakenly identified SmartASIC Technology as Media Reality Technologies (MRT) in an article yesterday.
11 Jun 2003
Check out our updated search engine, which now includes "New from other sites" links. We advise using AND, OR and NOT rather than spaces or quotes. Please see Advanced search for tips.
3 Jun 2003
We will not send our daily news emails or update our site on Wednesday, June 4, due to the Dragon Boat Festival national holiday in Taiwan.
30 May 2003
In a May 27 article, we reported on a recall by hard drive vendors Seagate Technology, Maxtor and Hitachi Global Storage Technologies. We mistakenly said that most of the products came from the same sources. Please see our update.
23 May 2003
In yesterday's Mobo makers expect 2Q shipments to drop by 20% sequentially, we should have quoted Intel as saying its processor shipments in Taiwan, not worldwide, have been short of forecast.
24 Apr 2003
On April 22, we mistakenly reported that Ubicom will supply WLAN processors to Atheros when Atheros is actually just a potential customer. Please see the revised article.
18 Apr 2003
In our revised article DisplaySearch: LG.Philips LCD expected to lead in LCD monitor panel shipments in 2Q, we incorrectly stated that forecasts reflected only manufacturers' self-reported data and hence attributed a forecast to LG.Philips LCD. Please see the revised article.
17 Apr 2003
In yesterday's "Applied Materials CEO: Chip industry still marred by low visibility" article, the new order and regional breakdown data should have been for FY 2002. Please see the revised article.
16 Apr 2003
On April 9, we stated inaccurate memory card market shares in our "Atech Totalsolution releases new small, CF-compatible memory card" article. Please see the revised article.
On Monday, we mistakenly reported forecast figures as actual data in saying AU Optronics had taken the lead from LG.Philips LCD in LCD monitor panel shipments in the 1Q. Please see the revised article
25 Mar 2003
We reported on March 10 and 18 that Nanya Technology estimated DDR400 SDRAM would account for 20% of its total DRAM shipments in April when the company's actual estimate is 8%.
20 Mar 2003
On March 18, we incorrectly reported that an RF IC was integrated into ESS Technology's latest single-chip solution for DVD players. Actually, a discrete RF IC will be bundled with the solution. Please see our revised version.
11 Mar 2003
We reported Lite-On Technology's February sales increased 6% on-year when they actually fell 1%. The 6% figure was for combined Jan/Feb sales growth on-year.
10 Mar 2003
We misidentified Shin-Etsu Handotai (Taiwan) as Topco Scientific in a March 7 story. Please see Top silicon wafer supplier to expand 12-inch wafer capacity.
According to AOpen, our sources were wrong about prices and volume in our March 6 story on slim-type DVD+R/RW drive shipments to Ricoh. Please see the update here.
27 Feb 2003
We will not be updating our website on Friday, February 28, which is a national holiday in Taiwan.
17 Feb 2003
On February 14, we incorrectly reported that Toshiba would launch a US$199 PDA. The article should have read that according to sources the company is considering such a move. The company has since denied the report.
27 Jan 2003
During the Chinese New Year holidays (January 31-February 7), we will not be updating our site or sending daily emails. The news will pick up again from February 10.
8 Jan 2003
We are experimenting with "News from other sites" links on our section pages. Feel free to write in to recommend stories. Or, to tell us if you'd prefer we not link to your site. We'd like to keep our focus on IT in Asia, particularly Taiwan, but help you not miss good coverage elsewhere. Enjoy.