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  • C Sun expects LCD, LED equipment to be main source of revenue growth in 1H14

    18 April 2014, 4:38 am

    Taiwan-based production equipment maker C Sun expects TFT-LCD and LED equipment to be the main source of growth in its consolidated revenues for the first half of 204, the company indicated at an April 17 investors conference.
  • Networking equipment for commercial building automation systems to reach US$34.7 billion by 2021,…

    18 April 2014, 4:24 am

    Offering automated, granular, real-time control of every major system within commercial buildings, networked building controls can provide building owners and operators with significant cost savings through the more efficient use of energy. As large commercial…
  • Asustek apologizes over ZenFone pricing blunder

    18 April 2014, 4:22 am

    Asustek Computer has apologized to Taiwan's consumers for a difference in prices and specifications for its ZenFone smartphones sold in Taiwan and China.
  • China market: Apple, Samsung account for 85% of 4G LTE smartphone market in January-February

    18 April 2014, 4:04 am

    Apple and Samsung Electronics combined took an 85% share of the 4G LTE smartphone market in China in the first two months of 2014, according to data compiled by China-based Sino Market Research.
  • Etron chairman urges Taiwan memory chipmakers to develop customized solutions for clients

    18 April 2014, 3:40 am

    Taiwan-based memory chipmakers should optimize the advantage of their design capabilities and Taiwan's manufacturing capacity to develop customized memory chips for clients, according to Nicky Lu, chairman of SDRAM maker Etron Technology.
  • Commentary: AUO may retake spot as number three panel maker globally in 2014

    18 April 2014, 3:27 am

    AU Optronics (AUO) is expected to reach NT$400 billion (US$13.25 billion) in revenues during 2014 while Innolux is expected to reach NT$380 billion, according to market observers.
  • Commentary: Foxconn relies too heavily on Apple

    18 April 2014, 3:07 am

    Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) is exposing itself to high risks by relying too much on a single client. Foxconn has revealed that its biggest client accounted for 50.63%, or NT$2 trillion of its revenues in 2013, up from 47.77%, or NT$1.86…
  • Taiwan makers showcase new technologies at Finetech 2014

    18 April 2014, 2:43 am

    Makers in Taiwan's flat panel industry are sporting new technologies at the 2014 Finetech Japan exhibition.
  • AMD to host APU 14 in China; embracing China for growth

    18 April 2014, 2:11 am

    AMD will host its APU 14 event in Beijing, China in May with several AMD executives set to deliver keynotes. AMD's partners will showcase their latest innovations, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.
  • Asustek expects to ship over 1 million ZenFone smartphones in 2Q14, says CEO

    18 April 2014, 1:50 am

    Asustek Computer has launched its ZenFone smartphones for pre-orders in China, Taiwan and Indonesia and expects to ship more than one million units in total in the second quarter of 2014, according to company CEO Jerry Shen.
  • China Unicom sees 73.9% on-year growth in 1Q14 net profits

    18 April 2014, 1:48 am

    China Unicom on April 17 published its financial report for the first quarter of 2014, with net profits of CNY3.3 billion (US$541 million) hiking 73.9% on year.
  • Asustek adopts hostile marketing to gain attention in China smartphone market

    18 April 2014, 12:22 am

    To compete for a share of China's smartphone market, Asustek Computer has started to adopt a more hostile marketing strategy by pointing out perceived shortcomings of its competitors, hoping to attract more consumer attention.
  • Global smartphone shipments up to nearly 277 million units in 1Q14, says TrendForce

    17 April 2014, 11:48 pm

    Global smartphone shipments rose 1.13% on quarter to 266.9 million units in the first quarter of 2014, and are expected to climb another 6.7% to 284.5 million units in the following quarter, according to TrendForce.
  • Sensor hubs make big gains while enabling the future of sensing, says IHS

    17 April 2014, 11:26 pm

    Sensor hubs that offload tasks from power-hungry application processors and let mobile devices like smartphones and tablets run longer on a single battery charge are reaping gains thanks to the global MEMS market, with shipment growth during 2014 in…
  • Taiwan market: Chunghwa Telecom teams up with Sony Mobile to launch 4G devices

    17 April 2014, 10:34 pm

    Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) on April 17 announced cooperation with Sony Mobile Communications to launch four 4G-enabled smartphones and a 4G-enabled tablet in a bid to promote its 4G services which are scheduled for launch in the third quarter of 2014.
  • MediaTek 2Q14 revenues to increase

    17 April 2014, 10:00 am

    Shipments of smartphone and tablet solutions from MediaTek are expected to grow in the second quarter of 2014, pushing quarterly revenues up over the NT$46.01 billion (US$1.53 billion) posted in the previous quarter, according to an industry estimate.
  • Flat panel industry expected to see annual growth decline from 20% to 5%

    17 April 2014, 9:34 am

    The flat panel display industry is expected to see 5% annual growth from 2014-2017, according to sources at Sharp.
  • TSMC looks to post 21-23% sequential revenue gains in 2Q14

    17 April 2014, 9:23 am

    Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) expects its revenues to grow 21-23% sequentially to NT$180-183 billion (US$5.97-6.07 billion) in the second quarter of 2014.
  • Digitimes Research: China panel makers showing increased interest in large-size segment

    17 April 2014, 7:51 am

    BOE and China Star Optoelectronics Technology (CSOT) focused on large-size panel technology at FPD China 2014, according to Digitimes Research.
  • Taiwan market: HTC to launch Desire 816, Desire 610

    17 April 2014, 4:05 am

    HTC will unveil its mid-range models, the Desire 816 and Desire 610, in the Taiwan market on April 23 with delivery of the smartrphones to the market expected to take place starting at the end of the month.
  • Taiwan market: Chief Telecom launches cloud services

    17 April 2014, 3:44 am

    Chief Telecom, an IP telecom service provider and a subsidiary of Chunghwa Telecom, has launched BossWin, cloud computing-based services for customer development and order/account management, in the Taiwan market, targeting small- to medium-size enterprises,…
  • TSMC posts net profits of nearly NT$48 billion in 1Q14

    17 April 2014, 3:42 am

    Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has reported net profits of NT$47.87 billion (US$1.59 billion) for the first quarter of 2014, increasing 6.8% from the previous quarter and 21% from a year earlier.
  • LCD TV growth improving as plasma and CRT TVs disappear, says DisplaySearch

    17 April 2014, 3:02 am

    Since reaching a peak in 2011, the global TV market has seen continuous declines, falling 6% in 2012 and 3% in 2013. LCD TV shipment growth fell into single digits in 2011, experienced its first decline in 2012, and grew only 2% in 2013, which was not enough…
  • PChome Online to operate auction site in the US

    17 April 2014, 2:40 am

    PChome Online, a web portal and e-commerce operator in Taiwan, will have its US-based subsidiary PChome US start C2C (customer to customer) online auction business operations in the US market later in April, according to the company.
  • Large-size panel shipments up 11% in March, says WitsView

    17 April 2014, 2:11 am

    Large-size panel shipments rose 11% on month in March 2014 to 66.57 million units, according to WitsView.
  • Ultra HD TV penetration rate expected to reach 6% in 2014, say AUO sources

    17 April 2014, 2:04 am

    The penetration rate for Ultra HD TVs is expected to reach 6% in 2014, according to sources at AU Optronics (AUO).
  • Digitimes Research: Qualcomm rethinks AP development strategy

    17 April 2014, 2:02 am

    Qualcomm has received recognition from brand vendors for its mobile application processors (APs) based on its in-house developed architecture. However, its competitors have started to pick up their pace in releasing new products, and the CPU cores have become…
  • China white-box tablet vendors gaining foothold

    17 April 2014, 12:31 am

    China-based white-box tablet vendors have become increasingly competitive in the face of international vendors by offering a host of hardware upgrades, such as LTE support, ultra-thin bezels and 13-megapixel cameras, according to Taiwan-based supply chain…
  • Southern Taiwan Science Park sees January-February revenues down 5.42% on year

    17 April 2014, 12:17 am

    The government-run Southern Taiwan Science Park (STSP) generated revenues of NT$83.108 billion (US$2.74 billion) for January-February 2014, decreasing 5.42% on year, according to the STSP administration.
  • Young Optics to deal out 2013 cash dividend of NT$1.88

    17 April 2014, 12:13 am

    Optical lens module maker Young Optics has announced it will distribute a cash dividend per share of NT$1.88 (US$0.062) for 2013, accounting for 89.95% of the corresponding net EPS of NT$2.09.

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