Wednesday 2 November 2022
Taiwan-Asia Semiconductor supplies short-wave IR LED devices used in Apple Watch 8
LED chip maker Taiwan-Asia Semiconductor (TAS, renamed from Opto Tech) is the exclusive supplier of short-wave infrared (IR) LED devices used in the body temperature sensor of Apple...
Monday 12 September 2022
ASE's SiP technology key to new Apple Watch's competitiveness
The newly released Apple Watch Ultra is widely believed to take on Garmin in the smartwatch market, and Taiwan's leading OSAT ASE Technology is gearing up to render backend support...
Thursday 8 September 2022
Apple launches new generation wearables
Apple has unveiled its latest wearable products including the Apple Watch Ultra, Series 8, and SE, as well as the next-generation AirPods Pro with new features.
Monday 22 August 2022
SEA roundup: Apple Watch reportedly to be made in Vietnam
Apple reportedly is urging suppliers to build more test production lines in Vietnam, a move highlighting the country's upgrading manufacturing capabilities. Indonesia wants not only...
Thursday 11 August 2022
ASE Technology, PTI post mixed results for July
Taiwan-based IC backend service firms ASE Technology Holding (ASEH) and Powertech Technology Group (PTI) have reported mixed results for July.
Friday 22 July 2022
MediaTek denies breaking into supply chain for Apple Watch
Speculation has been circulating in the chipmaking market that MediaTek will provide 4G modem chips for the Apple Watch with shipments slated to kick off in the second half of 2023...
Thursday 21 July 2022
SPIL and USI cut into supply chain for new wearables
Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL) and Universal Scientific Industrial (USI), both under ASE Technology Holding, have cut into the supply chains for the upcoming Apple Watch...
Monday 4 July 2022
Apple supply chain sees growing presence of Chinese makers
The growing presence of Chinese manufacturers in the supply chains for Apple devices will not necessarily promise profits from their assembly services, and it remains to be seen whether...
Monday 25 April 2022
TSMC chip shipments for Apple devices to top NT$500 billion in 2022
TSMC is estimated to rake in revenues of NT$500 billion (US$17.024 billion) from fulfilling Apple orders in 2022, up from NT$405.4 billion in 2021, with the US tech giant expected...
Tuesday 22 February 2022
Apple reportedly conducts 2nd-phase EVT for upcoming AR headset
Apple has reportedly conducted its second-phase engineering validation and testing (EVT 2) for its first AR headset, which is expected to debut by the end of 2022, according to sources...
Monday 20 December 2021
Apple reportedly moves to develop own RF chips
Apple is reportedly hiring talent to develop RF solutions, modem chips and other wireless semiconductors in house, sparking market concerns about possible impacts on its suppliers...
Wednesday 6 October 2021
Kunshan plants hit by power cuts, but Nan Ya ABF substrate fab unaffected
Taiwan-based makers with factory operations in Kunshan of China's Jiangsu provinces were notified on October 5 by the local government about immediate power cuts, and have expressed...
Wednesday 15 September 2021
Apple Watch Series 7 features larger displays
Apple has announced Apple Watch Series 7, featuring a re-engineered always-on Retina display with significantly more screen area and thinner borders, making it the largest display...
Thursday 9 September 2021
Zhen Ding, Flexium post double-digit revenue gains in August
Flexible PCB specialists Zhen Ding Technology and Flexium Interconnect both saw their August revenues register double-digit sequential gains to hit new highs, mainly driven by strong...
Monday 6 September 2021
PCB makers guardedly optimistic about shipments for new Apple devices in 2H21
New Apple Watch and MacBook series reportedly are facing headwinds in production, but Taiwan's PCB makers in the supply chain of iOS devices are not concerned about possible delays...