IT components, peripherals
  • Development of the 8K TV industry has gained momentum recently, highlighted by the releases of an 8K TV chip by Realtek Semiconductor, the Xbox console Project Scarlett by Microsoft, and the world's first 8K OLED TV by LG Electronics, Digitimes Research has observed.
  • Automotive components maker Cub Elecparts has unveiled a 77GHz mmWave radar which can range at a viewing angle of 180 degrees.
  • The 2019 BIO Asia-Taiwan International Conference and Exhibition will run July 24-28 at Taipei Nangang Exhibition Hall, with 20 advanced biotech countries to set up national pavilions and many multinational pharmaceutical brands, medical materials suppliers and biotech service specialists to showcase...
  • Datacenter server demand will be driven by the availability of Intel's Whitley server platform in 2020, according Wiwynn, a datacenter server making subsidiary of Wistron.
  • veyond
    Taiwan startup Veyond Reality has been dedicated to developing VR education content for scientific experiments since its inception in 2016, gradually establishing a solid presence in the Asia-Pacific VR ecosystem, according to company CEO Daniel Wang.
  • Largan Precision has decided to end development and production of automotive lens modules it has undertaken for over five years, according to Economic Daily News.
  • China-based Bitmain Technologies has reportedly placed around US$300 million worth of orders with TSMC for processing 30,000 wafers on 7nm node amid speculated sharp increase in demand for crypto mining ASICs fueled by the recent rebound of Bitcoin prices, but market observers remain skeptical.
  • Funique VR CEO Pu-Yuan Cheng (front right) and development team
    Funique VR, a Taiwan-based startup focusing primarily on providing Ultra HD stereoscopic VR solutions, expects 5G's high-speed transmission to be a key element to delivering 8K content to its VR devices, according to company CEO Pu-Yuan Cheng.
  • Server management SoC solution provider Aspeed Technology has already delivered to clients new-generation baseboard management controller (BMC) samples for new servers slated for launch in 2020, according to the company.
  • Taiwan-based drone developers and/or makers have shifted focus to professional models to avoid increasing price competition for consumer models from China firms.
  • Taiwan-based hinge makers including Shin Zu Shing (SZS) and Jarllytec have moved to aggressively expand their production capacities particularly those for MIM (metal injection molding) hinges to cater partly to potential demand for foldable smartphones in the upcoming years, according to sources from...
  • Intel may have eased its CPU shortages, but competition from its arch rival AMD is intensifying. Both vendors are set to unveil new top-of-the-line desktop processors in October in a new round of battle between the chip vendors. Meanwhile,...
  • Intel, AMD top-end desktop platforms to clash in October
    Intel and AMD are both set to roll out their new top-end desktop processors in October, triggering competition between them in the DIY market segment, according to sources at motherboard makers.
  • PCB maker HannStar Board continues to be cautious about its outlook for the rest of 2019, citing uncertainty in customer orders.
  • smartphone
    Taiwan's cooling module suppliers are set for robust growth in 2020 and beyond driven by demand for heatpipe- or vapor chamber (VC)-based heat dissipation solutions from the smartphone sector, according to industry sources.
  • Apple may have disbanded its team for the development of AR/VR HMDs (head-mounted displays), but that does not mean that the vendor is negative about the future of AR/VR technology. The 5G connectivity is said to be not mature enough...
  • Largan Precision CEO Lin En-ping
    Smartphone-use lens module maker Largan Precision released financial report for the second quarter of 2019 at a July 11 investor conference, with gross margin of 69.6% being the historically second highest quarterly level next only to the 71.34% for third-quarter 2018.
  • Uniflex CEO Yuan-chih Lee
    Uniflex Technology is looking to break even in the fourth quarter of 2019, according to CEO of the flexible PCB specialist Yuan-chih Lee, who also disclosed plans to downsize its capital to unload the company's accumulated losses in the last three years.
  • Power supply maker and energy management solution provider Delta Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$25.391 billion (US$813 million) for June, hitting a monthly record for the third consecutive month with increases of 3.39% sequentially and 28.11% on year.
  • EMS provider Lite-On Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$16.148 billion (US$517 million) for June, the highest monthly level so far this year and increasing 9.14% sequentially but decreasing 17.77% on year.
  • Precision stamping service provider China FineBlanking Technology (CFTC) will reportedly increase monthly shipments for components of relays used in a US vendor's electric vehicle model from about 20,000 units currently to 40,000 units beginning August 2019, according to industry sources.
  • Heroic Faith Medical president Fushun Hsu with a chest sound monitor
    Taiwan-based medical care solution developer Heroic Faith Medical Science has launched a fully automated chest sound monitor system that is able to automatically collect patients' breathing sound data and monitoring the breath via different angles using 6-8 detection pads.
  • Vapor chambers to be popular heat dissipation solutions for 5G smartphones
    With rising heat dissipation demand from major vendors including Samsung Electronics, LG Electronics, Huawei, Oppo and Xiaomi for their 5G smartphones, half of cooling module shipments for smartphones in the second half of 2019 will be vapor chamber-based solutions, and the other half heatpipe-based...
  • Taiwan-based Unitech Printed Circuit Board has utilized up to 80% of its available rigid-flex PCB manufacturing capacity to fulfill orders for TWS (true wireless stereo) earbuds including Apple's AirPods, according to industry sources.
  • Mobo players diversifying businesses
    Taiwan-based motherboard and graphics card makers continue to diversify their offerings to mitigate the impact of sluggish PC and notebook market growth.

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Taiwan LCD monitors – 1Q 2019

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