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  • Young Optics expects slight sequential growth in 3Q14 shipments

    30 October 2014, 4:00 am

    Optical component and module maker Young Optics expects shipments in the fourth quarter of 2014 to slightly increase on quarter, according to the company.
  • Majority of Ultra HD panels shipped in 4Q14 to be low-price 50-inch models

    30 October 2014, 3:59 am

    Panel makers expect lower-priced units sized around 50-inch will make up the majority of Ultra HD TV panels shipped during the fourth quarter of 2014.
  • Commentary: Calculating the cost of GamerGate, many losers, 2 potential big winners

    30 October 2014, 3:53 am

    Concerns raised in a previous report that allowing the schism between the gaming press and their core audience to fester could lead to real economic impacts for the gaming industry during the holiday season appear to have had merit. Major advertisers are being…
  • Inspection service company Sporton reports strong performance for 3Q14

    30 October 2014, 3:25 am

    Sporton International, a Taiwan-based testing, inspection and certification service provider for electronics products, has reported all-time high revenues and profits for the third quarter of 2014.
  • Commercial and industrial demand response sites expected to surpass 1 million by 2023, says Navigant

    30 October 2014, 3:05 am

    In recent years, demand response (DR) in the commercial and industrial segment has matured and is now treated in some electricity markets as a resource equivalent to generation. The changing resource mix in electric grids globally is creating more…
  • Larger smartphone displays drive minutes of use in apps and more mobile data consumption, says IHS

    30 October 2014, 2:57 am

    Larger smartphone screen sizes strongly correlate with increased app minutes of usage and higher resolution screen smartphones have higher data consumption, according to IHS.
  • Equipment supplier Acter sees profits drop 93% on year in January-September

    30 October 2014, 2:50 am

    Semiconductor equipment supplier Acter saw its new profits drop 93% on year to NT$25 million (US$822,612) in the first three quarters of 2014 due to a write-off of NT$220 million in losses recognized in the third quarter.
  • Innolux reports increased 3Q14 performance

    30 October 2014, 2:47 am

    Innolux has announced its combined net sales for the third quarter of 2014 amounted to NT$113.1 billion (US$3.72 billion), an increase of 1.8% over the previous quarter's NT$111.1 billion. The company reported gross profit was NT$14.5 billion, for a gross…
  • Project Ara modularized smartphone to enter commercial production in 2015

    30 October 2014, 2:35 am

    Project Ara under Google's Advanced Technology and Projects Group (ATAP) is currently working with more than 20 partners and aims to bring its modularized smartphone into commercial production in 2015, according to industry sources.
  • Digitimes Research: Taiwan small-to-medium-size panel shipments to grow 2.6% sequentially in 4Q14

    30 October 2014, 2:17 am

    The fourth quarter is traditionally a slow season for the small-to-medium-size panel industry, but in the fourth quarter of 2014, Taiwan's related shipments are expected to grow 2.6% sequentially to reach 338 million units, according to Digitimes Research.
  • MCU vendor Holtek to post single-digit revenue growth in 4Q14

    30 October 2014, 1:45 am

    MCU supplier Holtek Semiconductor expects its sales to grow by a single-digit rate sequentially in the fourth quarter of 2014 amid a significant rebound in MCU orders for household appliance applications.
  • Acer starts selling Ultra HD monitors in Taiwan

    29 October 2014, 11:59 pm

    Acer has unveiled own-brand Ultra HD monitors sized 23.8-, 27-, 28- and 32-inch in Taiwan. Since its Chromebooks will also likely be launched in Taiwan soon, Acer expects its revenues in the fourth quarter to decline a lot less than expected.
  • Asia Tech Image poised to start production in Myanmar

    29 October 2014, 11:56 pm

    Contact image sensor (CIS) module maker Asia Tech Image is installing equipment at a newly constructed factory in Myanmar and expects to start production with an initial annual capacity of three million CIS modules in early 2015, company president Iris Wu…
  • Nanya profit hits all-time high in 3Q14

    29 October 2014, 11:51 pm

    Nanya Technology saw its net profit hit an all-time high of NT$7.46 billion (US$245.59 million) in the third quarter of 2014, which translated into an EPS of NT$3.11 for the quarter.
  • Coretronic expects 4Q14 BLU shipments to drop slightly

    29 October 2014, 11:42 pm

    Coretronic expects its fourth-quarter 2014 BLU (backlight unit) shipments to slip slightly on quarter mainly due to decreased shipments to the TV and tablet segments, according to the company.
  • Delta Electronics 3Q14 net profit hits record

    29 October 2014, 11:27 pm

    Power supply maker and energy management solution provider Delta Electronics has posted net profit of NT$5.837 billion (US$193 million) for the third quarter of 2014, hitting a quarterly record.
  • Quanta said to be main supplier of Google Project Ara

    29 October 2014, 11:04 pm

    Project Ara, Google's development plan for modular smartphones, is expected to become available on the market in 2015 with Quanta Computer reportedly being the main hardware supplier. Orders are expected to boost the Taiwan-based ODM's non-notebook revenues,…
  • TSMC to trail Samsung by 14pp in FinFET in 2015, says Barclays

    29 October 2014, 10:57 pm

    Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) will have a 39% share in the FinFET process segment in 2015 compared to Samsung Electronics' 53%, according to an estimate of Barclays Capital Securities Taiwan.
  • Inotera to more than double capex for 2015

    29 October 2014, 10:53 pm

    Inotera Memories plans to more than double its capex budget to NT$50 billion (US$1.65 billion) in 2015 from NT$22 billion projected for 2014 in order to facilitate its migration to 20nm production.
  • UMC posts net profits of NT$2.92 billion for 3Q14

    29 October 2014, 9:54 am

    United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) has reported net profits of NT$2.92 billion (US$96.08 million) or NT$0.23 per share on revenues of NT$35.21 billion for the third quarter of 2014.
  • Chunghwa Telecom aims to save 10% of 2014 capex budget

    29 October 2014, 8:58 am

    Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) has set aside a capex budget of NT$40.1 billion (US$1.32 billion) for 2014 but has been making efforts to control actual expenditures to 90% of the budget through more cost-effective spending, company chairman Rick Tsai said at an…
  • Corning announces 3Q14 financial performance

    29 October 2014, 8:55 am

    Corning has announced that its core sales in the third quarter of 2014 reached US$2.6 billion, a 26% increase on year while net sales were $2.5 billion, a 23% increase on year.
  • LG Electronics announces 3Q14 performance

    29 October 2014, 8:53 am

    LG Electronics has announced third-quarter consolidated revenues of KRW14.92 trillion (US$14.54 billion), an increase of 7.4% on year, and operating profit of KRW461.3 billion (US$449.61 million), more than double the figure from the same period a year ago.
  • Digitimes Research: China makers to see sequential growth in touch panel shipments during 3Q14

    29 October 2014, 8:14 am

    China makers' shipments of touch panels used in smartphone, tablet and notebook applications are expected to grow 7.1%, 3.6% and 10% respectively on quarter during the third quarter of 2014, according to Digitimes Research.
  • Sony seeks cheaper panel solutions as smartphone competition intensifies

    29 October 2014, 8:11 am

    Sony Mobile is lowering its smartphone shipment target for 2014 and is now seeking cheaper panel and touch panel solutions in order to reduce costs and increase profitability.
  • MOEA conditionally approves Sanan Optoelectronics stake in Epistar

    29 October 2014, 8:06 am

    Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) on October 29 approved the conversion of China-based LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Sanan Optoelectronics' 19.9% stake in Taiwan-based Formosa Epitaxy into a 3.1% stake in Epistar, with the following strings…
  • Global semiconductor revenues to reach over US$400 billion in 2017, says GSA

    29 October 2014, 4:11 am

    The global semiconductor industry was responsible for generating US$290 billion in annual revenues in 2012 with expectations that this number will exceed US$400 billion in 2017, according to the Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA).
  • Elitegroup Computer Systems nets NT$1.67 per share for January-September

    29 October 2014, 3:58 am

    Motherboard, desktop, notebook and tablet maker Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) on October 28 released its financial report for the third quarter of 2014, with consolidated revenues of NT$41.78 billion (US$1.39 billion), net operating profit of NT$1.26…
  • Asustek launches ZenFone 5 in Japan

    29 October 2014, 3:41 am

    Asustek Computer on October 28 announced its ZenFone 5, a 4G-enabled smartphone, in Japan for launch on November 8 and will additionally launch a smartwatch, the ZenWatch, in late November. Asustek aims to ship 7.5-8 million smartphones in 2014.
  • Solar glass price plunge to cease as trade sanctions take effect, says IHS

    29 October 2014, 3:27 am

    After falling by about 50% from 2009-2014, pricing for solar glass is set to commence a rebound starting in 2015, as anti-dumping duties levied by the European Union go into effect on China suppliers.

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