The just-concluded CES 2020 has witnessed diverse new tech innovations and applications, such as wearable devices focusing more on diverse health monitoring, AR/VR gears incorporating AI and 8K technologies, and AIoT-driven smart home, providing new development directions and business opportunities...
Wistron ramping up iPhone production in India
Wistron plans to start ramping up output, including smartphones, from its third plant in India after kicking off trial production at the plant in November 2019, according to company chairman Simon Lin.
Taiwan-based hinge makers are expected to ramp up substantially their output for foldable smartphones starting the second half of 2020, according to industry sources.
Apple is likely to extend the adoption of glowing scissor switch keyboards to its new iPad lineup, with prospects of continuing such design for the comprehensive lineups of its notebook and tablet products in the future, according to industry sources.
Intel board elects new chairman and director
Intel has announced that at the company's January 15 board meeting Andy Bryant stepped down as chairman and the board elected lead independent director Dr. Omar Ishrak to succeed Bryant as an independent chairman, effective immediately.
Highlights of the day: IT firms gearing up for 2020
IT firms worldwide are taking aggressive actions for their businesses in 2020 with some adopting strategies to defend its market status such as Intel, which is looking to cut its PC processor prices in the second half of 2020 to attract...
Intel to cut PC processor prices in 2H20
Intel is expected to initiate price cuts on its PC processors in the second half of 2020 to defend its market dominance, according to sources at PC makers.
Pegavision expanding contact lens production capacity
Pegavision, Pegatron's subsidiary maker of contact lenses, is expanding production capacity in Taiwan to meet increased demand, according to industry sources.
The penetration rate of Wi-Fi 6 technology is set to surge starting the second half of 2020, when prices of Wi-Fi 6-based devices are expected to touch their sweet spots, according to Tommy Tsai, chairman of Taiwan-based networking device maker Senao Networks.
Highlights of the day: Strong demand for TWS earbuds
Strong demand for TWS earbuds is resulting in tight supply for button cells that they use. Now cell suppliers are increasig their production capacities to embrace the rising demand. The PC market may be slow, but Intel still sees a lot...
GKN Automotive and Delta Electronics collaborate for next-generation eDrive technology
GKN Automotive, a supplier of electric drive, all-wheel drive and driveline technology and systems, and Delta Electronics, a provider of power and thermal management solutions, have announced their joint development to accelerate next generation integrated 3-in-1 eDrive systems of power classes from...
Cell battery makers keen on capacity ramps to meet rising demand from TWS earbud sector
A number of lithium-ion battery makers in Germany, China and Taiwan are mulling expanding their production capacities for button cells to cash in on increasing demand from the TWS (true wireless stereo) headset sector, according to industry sources.
Heroic-Faith Medical Science expects its AI-powered respiratory monitor to receive US FDA clearance this year, according to Taiwan-based startup.
PC market still full of opportunities: Q&A with Frank Soqui, VP of Client Computing Group and GM of Gaming Division at Intel
Intel currently still holds an 80% share in the global PC market, but the growth of the CPU giant's PC platform business has weakened, thanks to prolonged shortages of its processors amid keen competition from AMD, who has TSMC's advanced manufacturing process support.
Intel CPU shortages likely to persist through end-2020
Shortages of Intel's PC processors are likely to persist through the end of 2020, prompting notebook makers to adopt AMD's chips in more of their notebooks including business models, according to industry sources.
i-Med showcases 3D digital surgical head-mounted loupe
Dutch startup i-Med Technology, which showcased an a 3D digital surgical head-mounted loupe at CES 2020, develops products based on user-centric and demand-driven innovations, according to company CEO Vincent Graham.
At CES 2020, many brand vendors showcased devices with support to the latest network standards such as Wi-Fi 6 and 5G, and emerging technologies such as foldable screen, but a lack of Windows' support may still hinder foldable screen devices' development.
The New Kinpo Group expects its operation to see a double-digit percentage growth on year in 2020 and many of the group's subsidiaries will be going public beginning this year, according to group CEO Simon Shen.
TSMC 7nm process lead time remains at about six months, with tight supply expected to last through 2020, or even worsened in the second half of the year if speculation about Intel possibly seeking to place orders for the Taiwanese foundry's advanced processes materializes, according to industry sour...
Taiwan's backend service provider ASE reportedly will be packaging mmWave 5G antenna modules for Apple's products to be launched this year. The iPad is said to be in Apple's 5G product roadmap this year, apart from the iPhone. Apple may...
Memory module maker Apacer has partnered with Advantech to develop a system that combines Apacer's double-barreled smart storage solution (DBS Cloud Edition) with Advantech's WISE-PaaS/DeviceOn IoT equipment maintenance management platform for the system to transmit key storage data to the cloud platform...
Commercial inkjet printed OLED displays may come in 2 years: Q&A with Merck CEO of performance materials Kai Beckmann
Merck demonstrated its materials and technologies at the recently concluded CES 2020, focusing on four major aspects - smart city, immersive displays, in-memory computing, and AI-optimized quantum computing.
Taiwan's backend leader Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) has reportedly broken into the supply chain for Apple's mmWave 5G iPhones and 5G iPads with its substrate-based FC_AiP (flip chip antenna-in-package) technology.
Taiwan handsets – 3Q 2019
Taiwan makers shipped 14.21 million handsets in third-quarter 2019, up 3% sequentially but down 34.8% on year.
Taiwan LCD TVs – 3Q 2019
Taiwan's TV maker shipped a total of 7.39 million LCD TVs in the third quarter, up 3.2% sequentially.
Taiwan LCD monitors – 3Q 2019
Taiwan PC monitor shipments continued to grow on-year in the third quarter of 2019 at 5.8% to arrive at 23.73 million units.
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...
Mini/micro LED: Challenges and opportunities in the display industry
Mini LEDs and micro LEDs are expected to become improved backlighting solutions that can significantly enhance displays' quality...
Global LCD panel shipment forecast, 2020 and beyond
Global small- to medium-size LCD panel shipments are estimated to drop from 2020 to 2024, while large-size ones will continue...