Outbreak impact: Handset, networking and digital home
The 5G era has gotten off to a woeful start
Tuesday 26 May 2020
Taiwan handset HDI board makers cautious about 2H20
Taiwan's makers of handset-use HDI boards have yet to feel the pinch of waning handset sales so far this year and are expected to enjoy stable shipments through second-quarter 2020,...
Friday 22 May 2020
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,...
Friday 22 May 2020
Smartphone ODMs to see shipments fall in 2020, says Digitimes Research
Digitimes Research has lowered its global smartphone shipment forecast for 2020 to 1.15 billion units, down 15.4% from 2019's 1.36 billion because of the impacts from the coronavirus...
Friday 15 May 2020
PCB maker Unitech losing momentum from AirPods 2
Unitech Printed Circuit Board saw its revenues and net profits for the first quarter of 2020 decline both sequentially and annually, and has expressed caution about its second-quarter...
Friday 15 May 2020
Accton sees significant profit growth in 1Q20
Networking device maker Accton Technology has reported net profit surged 36% on year to NT$1.032 billion (US$34.48 million) in the first quarter of 2020, while revenues grew 5% to...
Thursday 14 May 2020
Short lead-time orders for smartphone CIS devices emerging
Taiwan-based IC distributors have recently received an influx of short lead-time orders for CMOS image sensors (CIS) from the smartphone sector in China, with prospects of landing...
Wednesday 13 May 2020
Xiaomi enhancing presence in overseas smartphone markets
Despite the coronavirus pandemic, Xiaomi has continued to make gains in smartphone markets outside China, reducing its reliance on the domestic market to sustain its smartphone business,...
Wednesday 13 May 2020
VCSEL chips demand on track for stable expansion
VCSEL (vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser) chip demand for 5G base station equipment, networking devices and even optical communications applications has got on track for stable...
Monday 11 May 2020
MediaTek posts sales decrease in April
MediaTek has reported consolidated revenues of NT$20.55 billion (US$688.6 million) for April 2020, down 4.7% sequentially and nearly 10% on year.
Friday 8 May 2020
Taiwan handset sales down 3% in 1Q20
Smartphone sales in the Taiwan market slipped around 3% on year to 1.572 million in the first quarter of 2020 as the spread of the coronavirus epidemic undermined consumer demand...
Wednesday 6 May 2020
China smartphone AP shipments brace for steep drop in 2Q20, says Digitimes Research
Shipments of smartphone-use application processors (AP) in the China market are expected to experience a steep drop of 37.8% on year in the second quarter of 2020, as China's handset...
Wednesday 6 May 2020
Largan sees decreased April revenues
Smartphone-use lens module maker Largan Precision has reported consolidated revenues of NT$4.683 billion (US$155 million) for April, decreasing 13.98% sequentially and 6.03% on yea...
Tuesday 5 May 2020
PCB maker Dynamic eyes strong 2H20
PCB maker Dynamic Electronics expects demand to follow seasonal patterns in the second half of 2020, with stable ramp-up in shipments of high-end boards for automotive, server and...
Tuesday 5 May 2020
Taiwan passive component makers enjoy profit growth in 1Q20
Strong demand for commercial notebooks, servers and other devices enabling work from home has allowed Taiwanese passive components vendors to see clear order visibility for MLCC and...
Monday 4 May 2020
China smartphone sales nosedive in 1Q20, says Digitimes Research
Sales of smartphones in the China market slumped by 51.9% sequentially and 38.9% on year to their lowest quarterly levels of recent years in the first quarter of 2020 due to the impacts...