Auras expects 50% growth in 2H18 revenue
Cooling module maker Auras Technology expects its consolidated revenues for the second half of 2018 to increase 50% from the first half mainly due to robust demand from replacement of servers with models based on Intel Purley server platform and gaming PCs equipped with Nvidia's next-generation GPUs,...
AI chip orders to boost KYEC revenues in 3Q18
IC testing service provider King Yuan Electronics (KYEC) is expected to report about 10% sequential growth in third-quarter revenues, driven by a ramp-up of orders for artificial intelligence (AI) -capable SoCs, according to industry sources.
Corning announces Gorilla Glass DX, DX+
Corning has announced Gorilla Glass DX and Gorilla Glass DX+, with both cover glass prodcuts featuring an antireflective property that improves optical clarity and scratch resistance.
Corning unveils Gorilla Glass 6 cover glass
Corning has announced its latest Gorilla Glass 6 for consumer mobile devices, delivering improved durability compared to the last generation of its cover glass technology.
Touch panel supplier General Interface Solution (GIS) has reportedly landed ultrasonic in-display sensor module orders from Samsung Electronics with shipments to begin in the second half of 2018, according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) report.
Taiwan flexible PCB (FPCB) maker Career Technology has said that its cooperative partnership with chassis maker Catcher Technology will remain unchanged despite the latter recently unloading its majority stakes in the former, and its production of antenna FPCBs for shipments to Apple is still ongoin...
Affected by Apple's overly-optimistic expectations for sales of the iPhone X, inventory of finished chassis, and other parts and components at the iPhone X's supply chain makers are still hovering at persistent high leveles at the end of June 2018, almost equaling to three times of what they had shipped...
Catcher unloads majority stakes in Career Tech
Taiwan chassis maker Catcher Technology has unloaded the majority of its stakes in Career Technology, a leading maker of flexible PC boards, as part of its financial operations, triggering market speculations about the unusual Catcher move.
MediaTek NB-IoT SoC validated by SoftBank
MediaTek has completed validation (interoperability tests) of NarrowBand IoT connectivity (NB-IoT) with SoftBank to set the stage for future commercial NB-IoT applications within Japan. These tests showcase MediaTek's efforts and commitment to ready NB-IoT technology for the global market, the company...
LG Display has reportedly signed a deal with Apple under which it will start shipping both LCD and OLED panels to the US smartphone vendor for the production of its next-generation iPhone devices in the second half of 2018, according to a Korea-based Newspim report.
Largan nets NT$70.97 per share for 1H18
Smartphone-use optical lens module maker Largan Precision has reported net EPS of NT$70.97 (US$2.33) for first-half 2018.
MediaTek 2Q18 revenues beat guidance
MediaTek has reported revenues surged 21.8% sequentially to NT$60.48 billion (US$1.99 billion) in the second quarter of 2018, which topped the company's guidance range from NT$55.6 billion to NT$59.6 billion it had given previously.
Japan-based Nichia will become the exclusive supplier of 0.3t LED chips for use in backlighting of LTPS-LCD panels of the new 6.1-inch iPhone to be launched in the third quarter of 2018, according to industry sources.
Austria-based sensor solutions supplier AMS has announced that its low-power IR VCSEL laser emitter, the PMSIL, is enabling the world's first implementation of user face recognition in a smartphone based on the Android platform.
With deep presence in the global electronics and tech supply chains, Taiwan businesses are beginning to feel the pinch of mounting trade tensions between the US and China that are posing new variables to their shipments in the traditional high season in the second half of 2018. And China enforcing...
Optical lens maker Newmax Technology saw its revenues rally 42.4% sequentially and 127.1% on year to a 51-month high of NT$149 million (US$4.9 million) in June, buoyed by its integration with Hong Kong-based Q Technology.
Taiwan chipmakers have quietly revised downward their revenue growth projections for the third quarter of 2018, as their order visibility for the quarter remains unclear amid the escalating China-US trade tensions that may undermine the shipment performance of their terminal customers in the quarter,...
Catcher reports on-month increase in June revenues
Chassis maker Catcher Technology has announced consolidated revenues of NT$7.2 billion (US$233.78 million) for June, up 3.6% on month, but down 1.2% on year with the combined amount for the first half of 2018 arriving at NT$41.16 billion, up 24.4% on year.
Concraft to acquire OBO
Acoustic component maker Concraft Holding has announced to acquire a 57.76% shareholding in acoustic MEMS module maker OBO Pro.2 by a stock exchange.
HSPB should first promote Taiwan image and industry in bid to foray into India market, say experts
Hsinchu Science Park Bureau (HSPB) is actively pushing forward the Taiwan government's New Southbound Policy, endeavoring to engage efforts across the industry, government, academics and research institutes as well as its sister industrial parks in India in an attempt to help HSP-based companies tap...
Taiwan-based first-tier IC-design houses MediaTek and Novatek Microelectronics are set to sustain continued revenue growths in the third quarter of 2018, powered by the release of new chips, according to industry sources.
It remains to be seen whether Apple will commit to buying modem chips from MediaTek for its next-generation iPhone devices despite mounting speculations that the US vendor is considering alternatives from the Taiwan chip supplier in order to reduce its reliance on Qualcomm, according to supply chain...
MWC Shanghai 2018 highlighting 5G, AI, IoT
MWC Shanghai 2018 running from June 27-29 is highlighting 5G, AI, IoT and autonomous driving to serve as major agenda of the annual event held under the theme of "Discover a Better World."
Genius Electronic Optical decreasing reliance on Apple
Optical lens module maker Genius Electronic Optical (GEO) has been making efforts to reduce its reliance on a single client, according to company chairman Jones Chen.
Global chipmakers developing IoT SoCs as warm-up for 5G
As part of their efforts to develop a preemptive presence in the 5G era, global chipmakers are stepping up the development of IoT chipset solutions as a warm-up game for exploring tremendous business opportunities seen after 5G application services kick off commercial run in 2020, according to industry...
Taiwan handsets – 1Q 2018
Taiwan's handset shipments decreased 27.8% sequentially, but went up 17.5% on year to arrive at 17.8 million units in the first...
Taiwan LCD TVs – 1Q 2018
Taiwan's LCD TV shipments decreased 33.8% sequentially and 4.9% on year to come to only around 6.6 million units in the first...
Taiwan LCD monitors – 1Q 2018
Taiwan makers' monitor shipments dropped below the 20 million mark in the first quarter of 2018, decreasing 6.3% sequentially,...
Global AP market, 2017-2021
Digitimes Research estimates total shipments of smartphone application processors (AP) worldwide will grow 1.5% on year to 1.67...
Taiwan server shipment forecast and industry analysis, 2018
In 2018, global server shipments will grow 8.5% to reach 13.73 million units. Digitimes Research estimates server shipments...
China AMOLED panel capacity expansion forecast, 2016-2020
This Digitimes Research Special Report examines the China AMOLED industry, focusing on the expansion capacity of the makers,...