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  • Taiwan makers can tolerate 15-20% US anti-dumping rates for PV modules

    22 July 2014, 3:09 am

    As the US Department of Commerce will decide on preliminary anti-dumping tariffs on PV products imported from China and Taiwan on July 24, Taiwan-based PV module makers using in-house-produced solar cells can tolerate rates of 15-20% to maintain price…
  • Unity Opto expected to ship 20 million LED light bulbs in 2014, says paper

    22 July 2014, 3:06 am

    LED packaging service provider Unity Opto Technology is expected to ship 20 million LED light bulbs in 2014, 2.86 times its shipments in 2013, according to a Chinese-language () report.
  • Asia Pacific PC market comes in close to expectations in 2Q14, says IDC

    22 July 2014, 2:48 am

    IDC's results show that the Asia Pacific (excluding Japan) PC market increased 2% from the first quarter and declined 10% on year in the second quarter of 2014 to reach 24.3 million units, coming in marginally higher than IDC's initial forecasts.
  • Compeq looks to strong revenue gains in 3Q14 on growing HDI board orders

    22 July 2014, 2:43 am

    PCB maker Compeq Manufacturing is expected to see its revenues grow 10% sequentially in the third quarter of 2014, buoyed by new orders for HDI boards from Apple and Xiaomi Technology, according to industry sources.
  • Advantech partners with Hiwin for robot business

    22 July 2014, 2:27 am

    Taiwan-based industrial PC (IPC) maker Advantech has announced it will establish a strategic alliance with Taiwan-based automated product maker Hiwin Technologies, looking to gather Taiwan-based IT players to enter the robot industry.
  • India market: Mobile platform providers to ramp up market share by tying up with local smartphone…

    22 July 2014, 1:43 am

    Mobile platform providers Microsoft, Google and Mozilla have geared up efforts to expand their market shares in India by cooperating with local handset vendors.
  • China-based LeTV stops selling OTT device in China, says report

    22 July 2014, 12:26 am

    China-based LeTV has recently stopped selling its over the top (OTT) device as it violates China's new policies for the Internet TV market, but the company's LCD TV products are not affected and are still available in the market, according to a…
  • Samsung teams up with Taiwan universities to push app development

    21 July 2014, 11:50 pm

    Samsung Electronics has recently teamed up with some Taiwan universities, looking to nurture talent for app design. It is also offering SDKs for Samsung Galaxy S5, Samsung Gar 2 and Samsung Gear Fit to software developers.
  • Taiwan attracts foreign direct investment of over US$1.9 billion in January-June, says MOEA

    21 July 2014, 11:46 pm

    Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) approved 1,656 foreign direct investment projects (except from China) with a total value of US$1.926 billion in January-June 2014, respectively increasing by 10.92% and decreasing by 16.05% on year, according to…
  • Taiwan Polysilicon may be unable to obtain syndicated loan

    21 July 2014, 11:43 pm

    Taiwan Polysilicon has indicated that Taipei Fubon Bank, the arranger of a syndicated loan consortium of 14 local banks, has stopped negotiation for a joint lending of NT$10.7 billion (US$357 million), signifying the company is likely to obtain the syndicated…
  • Wind power will deliver more than 7% of world's electricity by 2018, says Navigant

    21 July 2014, 11:38 pm

    Headwinds in several key markets, including the US and Spain, slowed growth in the global wind power market dramatically in 2013. Still, wind power now supplies nearly 3% of the world's electricity, and is expected to grow strongly over the next several years.…
  • TV panel pricing remains flat in July except for 32-inch units, says DisplaySearch

    21 July 2014, 11:36 pm

    Pricing for 32-inch open cell TV panels has increased from about US$85 in mid-June 2014 to US$87 in mid-July, up from about US$79 in mid-April, according to DisplaySearch.
  • Taiwan market: HTC launches HTC One (E8); to release more low-priced models in 2H14

    21 July 2014, 11:33 pm

    HTC has launched the HTC One (E8), the plastic version of its latest flagship model the HTC One (M8), in the Taiwan market priced at NT$14,900 (US$497) unlocked.
  • Acer surpasses Samsung to hold top spot in Chromebook shipments in 2Q14, says WitsView

    21 July 2014, 11:11 pm

    Chromebook shipments reached 1.8 million units in the second quarter of 2014, and Acer held the number one spot in shipments with a 30% market, surpassing Samsung Electronics for the first time, according to WitsView.
  • Digitimes Research: January-May handset shipments in China market down 28% on year

    21 July 2014, 11:01 pm

    There were 178 million handsets shipped in the China market during January-May 2014, decreasing over 70 million units on year. The decrease was mainly because China Mobile shifted marketing resources to promote 4G TD-LTE smartphones and reduced subsidies for…
  • Global UHD TV shipments may reach 20 million units in 2014, say Taiwan makers

    21 July 2014, 10:57 pm

    As Japan- and South Korea-based vendors have beefed up sales promotion of Ultra HD LCD TVs, global shipments for such models in 2014 are likely to reach 20 million units, according to Taiwan-based supply chain makers.
  • JDI begins IPS-NEO panel production

    21 July 2014, 10:55 pm

    Japan-based TFT-LCD panel maker Japan Display (JDI) has started production of IPS-NEO, high-contrast technology evolved from IPS, panels at its 6G LTPS factory in Japan.
  • Taiwan June unemployment rate up on month, says DGBAS

    21 July 2014, 10:41 pm

    Taiwan had 451,000 jobless citizens in June 2014, equivalent to an unemployment rate of 3.92% which rose 0.07ppt on month but dropped 0.22ppt on year, according to the Directorate-General of Budget, Accounting and Statistics (DGBAS).
  • Digitimes Research: Global notebook shipments to grow 4.3% sequentially in 3Q14

    21 July 2014, 10:29 pm

    Buoyed by back-to-school demand, global notebook shipments are expected to grow 4.3% sequentially in the third quarter of 2014 before taking a dive of 1.1% in the fourth quarter, according to Digitimes Research.
  • Foxconn to set production lines for green handsets

    21 July 2014, 10:02 am

    Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) is planning to establish production lines at plants in Guiyang, China to manufacture handsets using recycled materials in the future, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.
  • NMT process gaining popularity in smartphone industry

    21 July 2014, 9:43 am

    With Samsung Electronics starting to adopt the nano molding technology (NMT) for its smartphone chassis in 2014, while other Japan- and China-based vendors are also onboard, chassis makers including Catcher Technology, Chenming Mold and Coxon, which are able…
  • Taiwan sees increased June export order value, says MOEA

    21 July 2014, 9:28 am

    Taiwan received export orders worth US$38.82 billion in total in June 2014, representing an increase of 2.1% on month and by 10.6% on year, according to statistics released by the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) on July 21.
  • HTC smarthpone shipments may drop 25-30% in 3Q14, says paper

    21 July 2014, 4:49 am

    HTC's smartphone shipments may drop 25-30% sequentially in the third quarter of 2014 as sales momentum for its flagship New One (M8) has not been as strong as expected, a report has cited sources with the vendor's supply chain as estimating.
  • SMIC revises up 2Q14 gross margin guidance

    21 July 2014, 4:48 am

    Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC) has announced an upward revision of its second quarter gross margin guidance for the three months ended June 30, 2014 from 22-24% up to 27-29%.
  • NSP subsidiary unveils PV system at southern Taiwan farm

    21 July 2014, 4:42 am

    A subsidiary of Taiwan-based Neo Solar Power (NSP) has unveiled a 30kW PV solar system at a farm in the southern Taiwanese city of Kaohsiung, according to a local report.
  • China unlikely to get out of US-supply issues in short term

    21 July 2014, 4:23 am

    Because of IT security conflicts between China and the US, the China government has been trying to abandon the use of US-made IT products such as servers and storage from players such as IBM, Oracle and EMC; however, sources from the upstream supply chain…
  • Component makers suffer weak sales as smartphone specifications turn to entry-level

    21 July 2014, 3:12 am

    With competition in the smartphone market growing fiercer, vendors have turned to entry-level components for their new devices, causing their suppliers to face declining performance, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.
  • Flexible PCB suppliers to enjoy strong sales in 2H14

    21 July 2014, 3:10 am

    Taiwan-based flexible PCB makers are bracing for strong sales in the second half of 2014, particularly from August when related makers begin to assemble the new iPhones, according to industry sources.
  • ASRock lands IPC orders from Turkey

    21 July 2014, 2:20 am

    ASRock reportedly has landed procurement orders for industrial PCs (IPCs) from the government in Turkey with volumes around 300,000-400,000 units, according to market watchers, adding that ASRock's IPC and server product lines are expected to contribute 20% of…
  • Taiwan market: 1.1 million LCD TVs to be sold in 2014, says Chimei

    21 July 2014, 2:06 am

    An estimated 1.1 million LCD TVs will be sold in the Taiwan market in 2014, approximately unchanged on year, according to Chimei Nexgen Mediatech, which runs the Chimei brand.

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