Chassis specialist Ju Teng upbeats about 3Q20 orders
Chassis maker Ju Teng International expects the prevailing robust demand from the notebook sector to last into the third quarter of 2020, having experienced strong order pull-ins from clients in the second quarter.
Taiwan-based Delta Electronics has recently cooperated with Japan-based Kansai Electric Power for an advanced validation experiment aiming to instantly control the frequency and manage the power resources of the power grid in response to transient load changes.
Simplo revenues to peak in 2Q20
Notebook battery specialist Simplo Technology expects its second-quarter 2020 revenues to hit the peak for the year, judging from its order visibility, according to company chairman Raymond Sung.
Waffer kicks off 2nd-phase expansion project
Metal chassis maker Waffer Technology has kicked off construction of the second-phase expansion at its factory in Maanshan, China, as it moves to ramp up capacity to meet rising demand for mid-range to high-end automotive applications as well as from the new energy car sector.
TSMC is expected to kick off volume production of chips manufactured on an enhanced version of its 5nm FinFET process, dubbed tentatively 5nm Plus, in the fourth quarter of 2020, according to sources familiar with the matter.
Digital camera ODM Altek will supply 3D depth-sensing lens modules for use in XRSpace Mova, a 5G-based standalone VR device that XRSpace unveiled on May 26, with shipments to begin in the third quarter of 2020, according to company chairman and CEO Alex Hsia.
XRSpace launches 5G-connected VR headset
XRSpace, a VR headset specialist founded by former HTC CEO Peter Chou three years ago, has launched what it claims is the world's first 5G VR headset for the mass consumer market.
Largan sells China plant
Smartphone-use lens module maker Largan Precision has taken a major step in expanding capacity in Taiwan by remitting back about NT$11 billion (US$367 million) in income from selling its Suzhou, China plant.
Google's Nest Mini has outraced rival devices such as those from Xiaomi to become the top-selling smart speakers in Taiwan's telecom channels, according Taiwan Mobile, the sales agent for the device in Taiwan.
Metal chassis makers Catcher Technology and Ju Teng International, after building solid presences in notebook, tablet and handset segments, have successfully forayed into automotive applications for their products and are expected to see stable rises in revenue contributions from the new segment, according...
Revenues of the global NAND flash industry increased 8.3% sequentially to US$13.58 billion in the first quarter of 2020, thanks mainly to growth in demand for datacenter applications, according to DRAMeXchange.
Taiwan's backend leader ASE Technology is poised to apply its SESUB (semiconductor embedded in substrate)-based SiP packaging technology to next-generation TWS (true wireless stereo) earphones to be rolled out by Apple, after being contracted to handle high-end mmWave AiP (antenna in package) process...
Apple is expected to incorporate ambient light sensors (ALS) in next-generation AirPods devices in the coming 1-2 years, and Taiwan's ASE Technology may handle the backend process for the new component, as it has moved to purchase more packaging machines, according to industry sources.
Taiwan Chelic constructing new plant in China
Pneumatic automation component maker Taiwan Chelic has disclosed it is constructing a plant in eastern China with investment of CNY180 million (US$25.5 million), with production set to start in July 2020, according to the company at a May investor conference.
Sinbon steps into medical application
Connector and cable assembly maker Sinbon Electronics has extended production to cable models for use in medical equipment, according to company senior sales manager Teresa Lin.
Xiaomi overseas sales account for half of 1Q20 revenues
Xiaomi has reported strong sales for the first quarter of 2020, with overseas sales for the first time accounting for half of its total revenues.
Handset lens sensor shipments to drop in 2Q20
Sensor shipments for handset camera lens are expected to drop further in the second quarter of 2020, due to a plunge in end-market demand and excess inventory in the supply chain, according to industry sources.
There have been speculations about Apple introducing AR glasses, with some putting the launch in the second half of this year, and others in 2022. Sources from supply chains claim Apple's AR glasses are likely to launch in second-half...
Rigid-flex PCB manufacturers have seen orders for Apple's AirPods 2 slow down since 2020, but believe orders will return to year-ago levels in the second half of the year, according to supply chain sources.
LG Innotek, Sharp and O-film Tech reportedly have landed camera module orders from Apple for the vendor's new iPhone devices, all equipped with AMOLED screens, to be released in the second half of 2020, according to sources from Taiwan's handset supply chain.
The first half of a year has been usually the slow season for graphics cards, but this year the coronavirus pandemic-triggeed stay-at-home needs has shored up demand. With AMD and Nvidia set to launch their next-generation GPUs in September, graphics...
Microsoft has rolled out its new-generation Surface series, which will be buoying shipments at suppliers including assemblers Quanta Computer and Pegatron, chassis maker Ju Teng International in the second quarter, according to industry sources.
Graphics card makers see shipments boom
Graphics card manufacturers including Asustek Computer, Micro-Star International (MSI) and Gigabyte Technology are expected to see their shipments continue ramping up and grow through the fourth quarter of 2020, according to industry sources.
Power supply maker and energy management solution provider Delta Electronics has used its IoT technology in combination with Microsoft Azure hybrid cloud computing services to develop two smart building solutions, air-conditioning anomaly detection and Bluetooth smart lighting, according to Microsoft...
Global tablet market – 1Q 2020
Global tablet shipments are forecast to climb 45.5% sequentially and 9.9% on year in the second quarter of 2020 thanks to a...
Taiwan LCD TVs – 1Q 2020
Taiwan makers shipped a total of 4.65 million LCD TVs in the first quarter of 2020.
Taiwan large-size LCD panels – 1Q 2020
Taiwan's large-size LCD panel shipments totaled 47.69 million units in the first quarter of 2020, down 19.3% sequentially and...
Outbreak impact: China smartphone and AP shipments
The coronavirus outbreak has resulted in labor shortages and shipment disruptions in China's supply chain, but Digitimes Research...
Coronavirus impact special report: Mobile devices
The coronavirus outbreak has disrupted production and weakened consumer confidence, with all ICT sectors bracing for major declines...
Global server shipment forecast and industry analysis, 2020
Digitimes Research estimates that global server shipments moderately declined 1.4% in 2019 but will turn to show positive growth...