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  • Asustek readies new 2-in-1 products

    2 September 2014, 4:12 am

    In addition to an upgraded version of the T100, which is set to launch at the end of September or early October, Asustek Computer is ready to unveil its new Transformer Book T300 Chi, a larger version of the T100 in January 2015, according to sources from the…
  • Taiwan market: HTC launches HTC Butterfly 2 in cooperation with CHT

    2 September 2014, 4:11 am

    HTC will begin to market its HTC Butterfly 2 in the Taiwan market from September 8 in cooperation with Chunghwa Telecom (CHT).
  • New mobile products to benefit component suppliers until end of 2014

    2 September 2014, 3:49 am

    With smartphone players such as Samsung Electronics, LG Electronics and Sony expected to unveil their latest products at IFA 2014, and Apple set to release its new mobile products later in September, sources from the upstream supply chain expect that component…
  • Spending on energy efficient buildings in Europe expected to total nearly US$800 billion from…

    2 September 2014, 3:31 am

    Buildings account for 40% of Europe's final energy consumption, and thus represent a key focus in efforts to improve overall energy efficiency. Two key pieces of European Union (EU) legislation, the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) and the…
  • LG Display opens first overseas LCD panel plant in China

    2 September 2014, 3:30 am

    LG Display has announced the opening of its first overseas LCD panel fabrication plant in Guangzhou, China, expanding its presence by adding to its existing module assembly plant in the city.
  • Apple iWatch still under EVT despite components already in production

    2 September 2014, 3:30 am

    Despite related components already entering into production, Apple's iWatch is still unlikely to become available until 2015, as the device is still under engineering verification testing (EVT) stage and has to still go through production verification testing…
  • Flexible PCB makers raise funds to address growing business operations

    2 September 2014, 3:27 am

    Zhen Ding Technology Holding, Flexium Interconnect and Career Technologies, the three major Taiwan-based flexible PCB makers in Apple's supply chain, have continued to ramp up their capital spending for the development of more advanced technologies and…
  • Apple cuts iPad mini prices; non-Apple vendors may follow suit

    2 September 2014, 2:55 am

    Apple has recently cooperated with US-based retailers including Best Buy and Amazon to cut its iPad mini prices. Channel retailers believe other brand vendors may follow suit to maintain their market shares.
  • Digitimes Research: Kickstarter wearables expand presence in sleep tracking industry

    2 September 2014, 2:46 am

    Several companies, and their related new wearable device concepts, have finished fund raising using the Kickstarter platform, with these devices being split into two major categories: devices that can help users sleep - such as NeuroOn, Aurora and Sense; and…
  • Digitimes Research: Bit-growth of DRAM chips lower in 2014 on weak PC demand

    2 September 2014, 2:21 am

    Although global notebook shipments are seeing less impact from tablets, PC shipments in the second half of 2014 are still expected to suffer an on-year drop, which will cause DRAM module shipments to drop 20% on year in 2014, according to Digitimes Research.
  • Acer becomes top PC and projector vendor in Philippines

    2 September 2014, 2:19 am

    Acer was the largest PC vendor in the Philippines in the second quarter with a market share of 34.1% and also the largest projector vendor in the first half with a market share of 31.2%, according to the vendor, citing figures from IDC and PMA Research.
  • Digitimes Research: China smartphone vendors turning to retail and online channels for better…

    2 September 2014, 2:12 am

    Because telecom carriers in China have sharply reduced subsidies to smartphone purchasing, China-based smartphone vendors, which used to cooperate tightly with telecom carriers and adopted a strategy of flooding the market with multiple smartphone models, are…
  • Solartech Energy sees increased August revenues

    2 September 2014, 12:13 am

    Crystalline silicon solar cell maker Solartech Energy has reported consolidated revenues of NT$692 million (US$23.05 million) for August, increasing 19.84% sequentially and 6.09% on year. January-August consolidated revenues totaled NT$6.609 billion, hiking…
  • LED demand turns weak in 3Q14, says Epistar chairman

    2 September 2014, 12:10 am

    As clients are adjusting inventories of LED chips used in backlighting and lighting, demand for LED chips in the third quarter of 2014 will significantly decrease sequentially, according to chairman Lee Biing-jye of Taiwan-based LED epitaxial wafer and chip…
  • Gigabyte Communications to ship 2G feature phones

    1 September 2014, 10:10 am

    Gigabyte Communications has obtained orders for two 2G feature phone models for retail sale at US$25-39 from Russia-based partners and will begin shipments in September, resuming feature phone ODM production since its shift to own-brand smartphone production,…
  • Panel makers look to vehicle industry as handset panel shipments remain conservative

    1 September 2014, 10:04 am

    Taiwan panel makers are looking to maintain performance through vehicle display shipments as their handset panel shipments are expected to maintain only slight growth through the end of 2014 mainly due to less-than-expected 4G developments in China.
  • Trends and technologies at Touch Taiwan 2014

    1 September 2014, 10:02 am

    The 2014 Touch Taiwan exhibition focused mainly on larger-size, higher-resolution technologies, ranging from TV and monitor applications to handset and tablet technologies, with the show demonstrating that value-added features and services are now a crucial…
  • Pre-October 1 holiday orders to be moderate, say Taiwan-based IC vendors

    1 September 2014, 4:19 am

    IC orders prior to the October 1 holidays from China will not be strong as expected in 2014 as downstream clients already replenished their inventories in the first half of the year, according to Taiwan-based IC suppliers.
  • Smart grid as a service will reach US$11.2 billion in annual revenues by 2023, says Navigant

    1 September 2014, 3:48 am

    While they represent a small part of the smart grid market today, smart grid as a service (SGaaS) solutions allow utilities with financial constraints to spread project costs over several years, and can provide skilled IT professionals to utilities that may…
  • More UHD TVs shipped in 2Q14 than in all of 2013, says DisplaySearch

    1 September 2014, 3:38 am

    More Ultra HD TVs were shipped in the second quarter of 2014 than shipped all year in 2013. According to DisplaySearch, 2.1 million sets were shipped in the second quarter, compared to 1.6 million in 2013. Brands introduced their 2014 model ranges in the…
  • Acer to reveal new business plans and partners in October

    1 September 2014, 3:37 am

    Acer plans to hold a major forum on October 15 in which it will discuss B2B strategies as well as announce new cloud partners. The company will, at a later date, host a series of activities to talk about its plans for the B2C market.
  • Digitimes Research: Proportion of HDMI/DisplayPort technology in LCD monitors increases 7.5pp in…

    1 September 2014, 3:36 am

    Nearly 70% of LCD monitors sold in August 2014 in the markets of US, UK, Germany, Japan and China, were equipped with HDMI/DisplayPort technology, up 7.5pp on year, according to Digitimes Research.
  • Makers expect UHD TV panels and WQHD handset panels to gain more traction in 2015

    1 September 2014, 2:53 am

    AU Optronics (AUO) expects the development of TV panels to have a strong focus on Ultra HD and curved applications equipped with wide color gamut (WCG) technology in 2015, according to company president Paul Peng.
  • Digitimes Research: Korea kicks off semiconductor development projects

    1 September 2014, 2:35 am

    Aiming at becoming the world's second largest system IC producer in 2025, Korea has mapped out a seven-point development project to develop related IC products, including core architecture of application processors, power management (PWM) ICs, SoC (system on…
  • Microsoft reduces Surface chassis suppliers; may adopt similar strategy for other components

    1 September 2014, 2:29 am

    Microsoft has recently reduced the number of chassis suppliers for its Surface tablets and is now outsourcing all the orders to Ju Teng. Microsoft stopped placing chassis orders with its China-based supplier in August, according to sources from the upstream…
  • Asustek to release US$100 7-inch tablet in Taiwan

    1 September 2014, 1:26 am

    Asustek Computer is set to release its new 7-inch MeMO Pad 7 ME70CX tablet in early September in Taiwan priced at NT$2,990 (US$100) to attract demand, according to the company.
  • Eon reportedly to team up with China Sigma to develop NAND flash chips

    1 September 2014, 1:22 am

    Taiwan-based flash chip supplier Eon Silicon Solution reportedly will team up with China Sigma to form a NAND flash joint venture in China, according to industry sources.
  • Taiwan market: TWM, FET add 1800MHz to 4G operation

    31 August 2014, 11:48 pm

    Taiwan Mobile (TWM) and Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET) have obtained licenses for operations on 1800MHz frequency band units from the National Communications Commission and started 4G services using the band units.
  • Taiwan solar cell makers see orders increase in August

    31 August 2014, 11:00 pm

    Taiwan-based crystalline silicon solar cell makers generally saw orders increase in August, according to industry sources in Taiwan.
  • Asia Pacific Telecom to merge with Ambit Microelectronics

    31 August 2014, 10:58 pm

    Shareholders of Asia Pacific Telecom (APT), the only CDMA 2000 operator and one of the six 4G mobile communication licensees in Taiwan, at a meeting on August 29, approved the merger of the company with Ambit Microelectronics, also a 4G licensee, through a…

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