Foxconn has taken over Sharp, and is keen on rejuvenating the Japanese brand.
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.
Sharp begins volume production of OLED panels, says reportFriday 3 August 2018
Sharp's own-brand Aquos high-end smartphone models equipped with its own OLED panels are expected to hit the market in the fourth quarter of 2018, according to media reports from...
Foxconn breaks ground for Wisconsin LCD plantFriday 29 June 2018
Foxconn Electronics has held a groundbreaking ceremony for its new LCD panel plant in Wisconsin, with US President Donald Trump attending the event.
Sharp, Samsung to compete in 8K TV segmentFriday 29 June 2018
Competition in the 8K TV market is expected to heat up in the second half of 2018 as Samsung Electronics is expected to launch its 65-inch 8K models in the third quarter, taking directly...
ASRock to post sharp profit gains in 2018 on lucrative product linesMonday 7 May 2018
With its net earnings and EPS hitting a three-year high of NT$469 million (US$15.75 million) and NT$4.02 in 2017, ASRock, a major motherboard maker in Taiwan, is expected to see its...
Foxconn mulls 12-inch fab constructionFriday 4 May 2018
Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) has set up a semiconductor subgroup, which is mulling 12-inch fab construction, industry sources have claimed.
Sharp to expand IGZO, OLED panel production capacityFriday 23 March 2018
Sharp reportedly will realign its LCD panel production lines in 2018 with plans to ramp up the output of IGZO and OLED panels, and at the same time to pare down LTPS and a-Si panel...
Taiwan LCD monitors – 4Q 2017Tuesday 27 February 2018
Taiwan makers share of worldwide monitor shipments rose slightly in 2017, as their Korea-based competitors became less interested in the mature monitor market that offered weak pro...
Taiwan handsets – 4Q 2017Tuesday 27 February 2018
Taiwan's handset shipments grew significantly in 2017 because of strong orders from HMD Global for Nokia-branded devices. HMD's manufacturing partner, Foxconn, benefited most.
Taiwan LCD TVs – 4Q 2017Wednesday 21 February 2018
Asia overtook North America to become Taiwan LCD TV suppliers' largest market in the fourth quarter of 2017, as a result of dramatic increases in shipments to China of Foxconn-made...
Taiwan large-size LCD panel shipments higher than expected in 4Q17, says Digitimes ResearchWednesday 14 February 2018
Shipments of large-size LCD panels (9-inch and above sizes) by Taiwan-based panel makers (excluding Sharp) were better than expected in the fourth quarter of 2017, rising 0.3% on...
Sharp to begin OLED smartphone panel volume production soon, says CEOTuesday 16 January 2018
Sharp will begin to mass-produce OLED panels for smartphones as soon as the first quarter of 2018 and plans to launch new smartphones featuring its own OLED displays in June or July,...