Wednesday 10 November 2010
Mini notebook market to be down, but not out, says IDC
One year ago, mini notebook PCs, or netbooks, were seen by many as the device that would fundamentally reshape the PC industry. Today, that expectation is being laid upon the media...
Monday 8 November 2010
Handset touch panel shipments to each 640 million worldwide in 2011, says Digitimes Research
Worldwide handset-use touch panel shipments will reach 640 million units in 2011 amid fast growth in the markets for smartphones and China's white-box handsets, according to Digitimes...
Friday 5 November 2010
Solar system installer Win Win to apply for OTC listing
Solar system installer Win Win Precision Technology plans to submit an application to list on Taiwan's over-the-counter (OTC) market in the first quarter of 2011, according to the...
Thursday 28 October 2010
UMC more upbeat on 2010 chip market growth
United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) now expects the global semiconductor market to grow 30% in 2010, while the foundry sector will show over 30% growth, CEO Shih-Wei Sun said...
Tuesday 5 October 2010
Wintek posts record sales in September
Touch panel maker Wintek has announced record consolidated revenues in September with NT$7.703 billion (US$248.23 million), up 25% sequentially and 165% on year. Third-quarter revenues...
Tuesday 21 September 2010
Notebook keyboard makers to see growth in September revenues
Demand from notebook makers is starting to recover, helping notebook keyboard makers see climbing sales in September. Chicony Electronics expects its consolidated revenues in the...
Friday 17 September 2010
TSMC aims to be top-5 PV module maker within five years
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) aims to become one of the world's top-five solar cell makers within the next five years, said Rick Tsai, president of the company's...
Tuesday 14 September 2010
Taiwan market: Netbook proportion in notebook shipments rise in 1H10
Looking at end-user demand for notebooks in the local Taiwan market in the first half of 2010, the netbook proportion reached 25% and 28% in the first and second quarter, respectively,...
Thursday 2 September 2010
TI expects shipments of DLP 3D Ready chips to reach 2-3 million units in 2011
Texas Instruments (TI) vice president of DLP business Kent Novak at a conference has commented that the company's shipments of DLP 3D Ready chips will increase to 2-3 million units...
Thursday 26 August 2010
Tight capacity keeps smartphone touch panel pricing high
Although 3.5-inch capacitive touch panels have already been out for 3-4 years, prices of 3.5-inch applications for smartphones remain high at US$12-13 due to tight supply, according...
Friday 20 August 2010
Shipments of GPS-enabled GSM/WCDMA handsets increase 92% in 2009, says Berg Insight
Global shipments of GPS-enabled GSM/WCDMA handsets increased 92% in 2009 to 150 million units, according to research firm Berg Insight. Growing at a CAGR of 38.7%, shipments are forecast...
Friday 13 August 2010
Inventory volatility packs supply-chain peril for global solar market, says iSuppli
Radical swings in inventory levels for PV solar cells in 2010 are resulting in perilous market conditions that potentially could drive unaware companies out of the market, according...
Thursday 29 July 2010
Fujitsu to rely more heavily on Taiwan partners in the future
As Fujitsu plans to push US$400-600 notebooks in North America and Asia Pacific markets, and increased its outsourcing proportion to Taiwan makers from only 30% in 2009 to close to...
Wednesday 28 July 2010
PV inverter market grows 17.4% in 2009 to US$2.8 billion, says IMS
The PV inverter market had a record year in 2009, with shipments of 8.3GW generating US$2.8 billion, according to IMS Research.
Wednesday 21 July 2010
Taiwan market: HTC surpasses Apple in handset sales
With Apple in a product transition period, HTC overtook the US giant in Taiwan in both sales volume and value, according to sources from Taiwan's handset distributors.