Foxconn has taken over Sharp, and is keen on rejuvenating the Japanese brand.
China smartphone market and industry – 1Q 2019Friday 24 May 2019
Smartphone shipments to China slid to 71.7 million units, down 31.3% on quarter and 16.7% on year in first-quarter 2019.
HannStar Board braces for impact from US tariffs against ChinaFriday 17 May 2019
Taiwan PCB maker HannStar Board sees little impact from the US hiking tariffs from 10% to 25% on US$200 billion worth of Chinese imports starting May 10, but may face significant...
5G technology to lift 8K/4K video services, says Sharp executiveFriday 10 May 2019
The developments of related key technologies and solutions for the ultra-high definition (UHD) 8K/4K video services will be accelerated and realized by optimizing 5G networks, according...
Taiwan LCD TVs – 1Q 2019Friday 10 May 2019
Taiwan's LCD TV shipments plunged 35.5% sequentially to reach only 6.26 million units in the first quarter of 2019 due mainly to seasonality and decreased ODM/OEM orders.
Taiwan large-size LCD panels – 1Q 2019Thursday 9 May 2019
Taiwan's large-size panel shipments dropped 12.8% sequentially and 7.5% on year to come to 54.4 million units in the first quarter of 2019.
Shipments of large-size (9-inch and above) LCD panels by Taiwan's makers (excluding Sharp) are set to expand 4.9% sequentially in the second quarter of 2019 despite intensive competition...
DRAM market to shrink substantially in 2019Thursday 28 March 2019
Recent concerns over market conditions, coupled with a sharp downturn in average selling prices, will lead the DRAM market to reach just US$77 billion in 2019 - a 22% year-over-year...
Taiwan LCD TVs – 4Q 2018Tuesday 12 March 2019
Taiwan makers shipped nearly 9.7 million LCD TVs in the fourth quarter of 2018, up 13.9% sequentially, but down 2.7% on year.
Taiwan handsets – 4Q 2018Tuesday 26 February 2019
Taiwan's handset shipments rose 3.3% sequentially, but slid 8.6% on year to arrive at 22.53 million units in the fourth quarter of 2018.
Taiwan large-size LCD panels – 4Q 2018Thursday 14 February 2019
With weak seasonal demand, Taiwan's large-size LCD panel shipments dropped 3.7% sequentially to arrive at 62.38 million units in the fourth quarter of 2018.
Taiwan firms gearing up for OLED market boomMonday 28 January 2019
With more LCD panel suppliers capable of producing in commercial volume OLED displays for smartphones, Taiwan-based driver IC firms and related backend houses are gearing up to grow...
2018 review and 2019 outlook: Sharp price falls to boost NAND flash penetrationMonday 7 January 2019
Fast NAND flash price falls are expected to accelerate the penetration of the memory into various application segments, and may also trigger a wave of reshuffle among suppliers in...
Datacenter server demand to see sharp growth after sluggish 1H19Thursday 3 January 2019
Orders for datacenter servers are expected to slow down in the first half of 2019, but will resume sharp growth in the second half and grow even stronger in 2020, as many first-tier...
Foxconn reportedly to start 12-inch semiconductor fab construction in China in 2020Monday 24 December 2018
Foxconn Electronics' (Hon Hai Precision Industry) ambition in the chipmaking sector is taking shape. The Taiwan-based conglomerate reportedly has stuck a deal with China's Zhuhai...
Sharp Aquos zero to be available in Taiwan in JanuaryWednesday 28 November 2018
Sharp plans to launch its first OLED-based flagship smartphone, Aquos zero, in the Taiwan market in January 2019 with its price to be announced later, according to an announcement...
Taiwan LCD TVs – 3Q 2018Tuesday 20 November 2018
Taiwan's LCD TV shipments increased 11.4% sequentially, but down 3.1% on year to arrive at 8.52 million units in the third quarter of 2018.
Taiwan handsets – 3Q 2018Thursday 15 November 2018
Taiwan's handset shipments increased 5.5% sequentially, but dropped 6.8% on year to come to 21.8 million units in the third quarter of 2018.
Taiwan large-size LCD panels – 3Q 2018Thursday 15 November 2018
Entering the traditional strong season, Taiwan's large-size TFT LCD panel shipments increased 4.4% sequentially and 5.6% on year.
Sharp to launch new flagship smartphone in 4Q18Thursday 4 October 2018
Sharp has announced a plan to launch a new flagship smartphone, the Aquos zero, in the fourth quarter of 2018 in Japan and Taiwan initially.
Foxconn commits support for chipmaking industry in ShandongTuesday 2 October 2018
Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) has teamed up with China's Jinan municipal government to set up a CNY3.75 billion (US$545.9 million) investment fund to boost the...
Sharp completes acquisition of Toshiba Client SolutionsTuesday 2 October 2018
Sharp has announced that it has completed the acquisition of Toshiba Client Solutions (TCS), holding 80.1% shares of TCS.
Sharp China eyeing 20% revenue growth in 2019Friday 28 September 2018
Having seen its performance in the China market improve significantly thus far in 2018, Sharp aims to ramp up its yearly sales revenues in the market by 20% in 2019, according to...
Sharp to start equipment move-in at Guangzhou 10.5G line in FebruaryFriday 24 August 2018
Sharp reportedly will start equipment move-in at its new 10.5G LCD plant in Guangzhou, China in February 2019, with plans to kick off the first phase of the facility in August and...
Taiwan handsets - 2Q 2018Friday 24 August 2018
Taiwan handset shipments increased 16.1% sequentially and 0.3% on year to arrive at 20.66 million units in the second quarter.
Taiwan large-size LCD panels – 2Q 2018Monday 20 August 2018
Taiwan's large-size panel shipments performed better than expected reaching 62.03 million units in the second quarter of 2018, up 5.5% sequentially and 5.9% on year.