United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) has seen the yield rate of its 28nm production improve recently, with the process to begin generating revenues for the foundry house soon, according to industry sources.
Touch panel maker J Touch expects orders to increase in the second quarter of 2014 and also expects its production utilization rate to increase as well, which will help improve the company's performance in 2014, according to chairman Ye Yuzhou.
Altera and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) have signed a cooperation deal that will bring TSMC's patented, fine-pitch copper bump-based packaging technology to Altera's 20nm Arria 10 FPGA and SoC solutions, according to the two companies.
Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET), one of the six 4G licensees in Taiwan, has surveyed its 2G/3G subscribers, with the results showing that 80% are willing to shift to 4G subscriptions, according to FET.
Industrial PC maker Getac Technology will launch a Windows 8.1 8.1-inch ruggedized tablet in the second quarter of 2014, while fellow maker Ennoconn has also finished development of 8-inch and 10-inch ruggedized tablets for launch in the second quarter,…
TPK expects to benefit from demand for 4G units, according to company president Tom Sun. The company expects to see steady OGS (one-glass solution) shipments in 2014 for mid-range and high-end handsets in addition to shipments of 11- and 12-inch solutions for…
China Mobile, the largest mobile telecom carrier in China, on April 22 released its financial report for the first quarter of 2014, with EBITDA (earnings before interest, tax, depreciation, amortization) of CNY57.592 billion (US$9.44 billion), dropping 5.9% on…
Tatung is exhibiting smart-energy system solutions, including electric machines, high-efficiency motors and transformers, smart power meters and electric wires and cables, at the 17th Annual Power Electricity World Asia tradeshow taking place in Singapore…
Memory chipmaker Inotera Memories has reported net profits of NT$11.25 billion (US$372.13 million) for the first quarter of 2014, higher than market expectations of NT$11 billion. The earnings translated into a EPS of NT$1.85 for the quarter.
China-based solar-grade crystalline silicon wafer makers have shifted to tap the Taiwan market where demand from crystalline silicon solar cell makers has remained strong, according to industry sources.
PCB maker Taiwan PCB Techvest (TPT) will ramp up its PCB capacity to 1.2 million square feet a month in the second quarter of 2014 and to 1.5 million square feet by the end of the third quarter, according to industry sources.
In an attempt to tap China and other emerging markets for Android entry-level tablets, Intel will launch Bay Trail-Entry, a CPU platform specifically for use in entry-level tablets soon, according to Taiwan-based supply chain makers.
A long-running battle in the global photovoltaic (PV) market between the US and China over anti-dumping and subsidy charges could expand into higher solar costs, with wide-ranging ramifications for the US if punitive tariffs are levied on cells from Taiwan.
Clevo has been transforming the operations of Buynow, its retail chain in China, from IT retail to mixed retail with the addition of telecom devices and fashion goods, as well as restaurants, according to company CSO Andrew Lin.
PCB maker Gold Circuit Electronics expects its operations to swing back to profitability in 2014 thanks to brisk sales of server and HDI boards. Sales of server-use boards currently account for 50% of Gold Circuit's total revenues.
United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) reportedly is reluctant to join the Samsung Electronics-Globalfoundries alliance for the development of a 14nm FinFET process node despite an offer from Samsung, according to sources in Taiwan's wafer foundry industry.
Asustek Computer has comprehensively adopted Intel CPU platforms for motherboards, desktops, notebooks, tablets and smartphones, becoming a large client for Intel, according to Taiwan-based component makers.
The capacity utilization rates of Nanya PCB's PCB and IC substrate lines are expected to climb higher in the second quarter of 2014 compared to the previous quarter, buoyed by orders from non-PC sectors, including networking devices, handsets and games…