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  • Clevo to ship 1.85-1.9 million notebooks in 2014, says paper

    20 October 2014, 4:24 am

    Taiwan-based second-tier notebook vendor Clevo is expected to ship 1.85-1.9 million units in 2014, up from 1.57 million units in 2013, according to a Commercial Time's report citing market watchers.
  • Commentary: China ODM services increasing as local vendors aim to cut costs and expand handset…

    20 October 2014, 4:21 am

    Low-priced, high-specification handsets are continuing to be focus for handset vendors in China, with Xiaomi, Coolpad and Huawei Device expected to push segment in 2015 in order to combat competition from international vendors.
  • Worldwide revenues for marketing software solutions growing to more than US$32 billion in 2018, says…

    20 October 2014, 4:12 am

    Revenues for marketing software solutions are expected to grow from approximately US$20.2 billion in 2014 to more than US$32.3 billion in 2018, with a CAGR of 12.4%. From 2014-2018, organizations will spend a total of US$130 billion on software for marketing…
  • Digitimes Research: Lenovo starts price-cut competition for 7-, 8-inch tablets

    20 October 2014, 4:09 am

    Most 7-inch tablets' prices have dropped significantly during October with several first-tier vendors' 8GB models even dropping to as low as US$99. Meanwhile, 8-inch tablets also seen their prices decrease with stable panel supply and vendors expanding their…
  • Digitimes Research: Japan new fund raising policy to provide positive benefit to crowd funding…

    20 October 2014, 3:51 am

    Following the passing of Japan's 2014 amendment of financial instruments and exchange act, etc. on May 23, 2014, unlisted companies in Japan are now allowed to raise funds through the Internet and the move is expected to prompt Japan's crowd funding platforms…
  • Tera Xtal cancels plan to raise additional capital

    20 October 2014, 3:40 am

    Sapphire wafer maker Tera Xtal Technology has cancelled a plan to issue 25 million new shares mainly due to large drops in its stock prices.
  • Handset panel module price quotes estimated to drop 10% in 4Q14

    20 October 2014, 3:27 am

    Price quotes for handset panel modules are expected to drop over 10% in the fourth quarter of 2014 as panel makers from Taiwan, China, Japan and Korea all compete over orders from China.
  • Asustek expects at least NT$2 billion in profits from handset business in 2015

    20 October 2014, 3:14 am

    Asustek Computer expects its handset shipments to grow dramatically to 16 million units in 2015, helping its profits from the business line to reach at least NT$2 billion in the year, according to sources from the upstream supply chain. Asustek is expected to…
  • SAS obtains Taiwan patent for polycrystalline silicon wafer process

    20 October 2014, 3:08 am

    Crystalline silicon wafer maker Sino-American Silicon Products (SAS) has obtained from Taiwan's Intellectual Property Office a patent for a process to grow polycrystalline silicon ingots, according to the company.
  • High-end 27- to 32-inch monitors becoming new focus for vendors

    20 October 2014, 2:35 am

    Monitor vendors are showing increased signs that their new high-end monitors for release through the end of 2014 and into 2015 will be sized 27- to 32-inch and feature Ultra HD panels.
  • VIS hiking production at 8-inch fab

    19 October 2014, 11:45 pm

    Wafer foundry service provider Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) has increased monthly output at its 8-inch Fab 3 to 26,000 wafers since September and will increase to 27,000-28,000 units in the fourth quarter, according to company president Leuh…
  • Taiwan 3Q14 international Internet bandwidth rises to over 1.4Tbps, says TWNIC

    19 October 2014, 11:18 pm

    Taiwan's direct Internet connection with 17 countries (including Hong Kong and Macao) reached total bandwidth of 1.422Tbps as of the end of the third quarter of 2014, increasing 0.64% on quarter and 21.87% on year, according to the latest quarterly survey…
  • China market: Clevo opens 24th Buynow store

    19 October 2014, 11:08 pm

    Notebook ODM Clevo has opened its 24th Buynow electronics retail store in China, in Wuhan, according to the company.
  • International smartphone chip vendors enhance development of tablet chips

    19 October 2014, 10:44 pm

    In view of increasing competition from large-screen smartphones, small-size (mainly 7-inch) tablet vendors have added 3G/4G voice communication functions and enlarged screen sizes and display resolution (from HD to Full HD) to keep their tablets competitive,…
  • Acer, MediaTek BYOC partnership to achieve some results in 1H15

    17 October 2014, 3:51 am

    Acer and MediaTek's cooperation in cloud computing is expected to achieve preliminary results in the first half of 2015 related to wearable devices, according to Acer BYOC business manager Maverick Shih and general manager of MediaTek's new business…
  • Connected devices driving strong growth in gateway investments by ISPs, says IHS

    17 October 2014, 3:46 am

    The global market for broadband consumer premises equipment (CPE) will end 2014 with the highest growth in revenues since 2010, increasing by 20% from 2013 to reach nearly US$11 billion, according to IHS.
  • Huawei Technologies developing 5G technology

    17 October 2014, 3:17 am

    Huawei Technologies has been developing 5G mobile communication technology with a planned R&D budget of US$600 million until 2018, according to company acting CEO Ken Hu.
  • Asustek beefs up own-brand motherboard marketing

    17 October 2014, 3:10 am

    Competition in the global own-brand motherboard market between Asustek Computer and Gigabyte Technology is heating up and Asustek has lowered prices and strengthened marketing efforts, according to industry sources.
  • TPK to see improved performance in 4Q14 due to Apple orders

    17 October 2014, 3:06 am

    Touch panel maker TPK expects its performance to increase slightly in the fourth quarter of 2014 as orders from Apple are expected to increase, according to industry sources.
  • Taiwan market: Leica X-E to be available in November

    17 October 2014, 2:49 am

    Leica has unveiled Leica X-E (Typ102), a fixed-focus digital camera, for launch in the Taiwan market in November 2014 at a recommended retail price of NT$60,000 (US$1,980, not including accessories).
  • Tablet vendors developing models for education, business, gaming applications to boost growth in…

    17 October 2014, 2:48 am

    Tablet vendors have been developing models designated for education, business and gaming applications in order to boost shipment growth in 2015 due to saturation in global demand for consumer tablets, according to sources at Taiwan-based IC design houses.
  • LED smart bulb shipments expected to surpass 11 million units in 2018, says IHS

    17 October 2014, 2:17 am

    According to IHS, approximately 880,000 connected LED smart bulbs were shipped globally in 2013. With new lighting products entering the market seemingly every week, sales are forecast to ramp up very quickly in the next few years, with connected LED smart…
  • Taiwan market: Epson launches 3D home theater projectors

    17 October 2014, 2:10 am

    Seiko Epson on October 16 launched three 3D home theater projectors, the high-end EH-TW6600W and EH-TW6600 and entry-level EH-TW570, in the Taiwan market at recommended retail prices of NT$69,900 (US$2,307), NT$59,900 and NT$25,900, according to Epson Taiwan…
  • Digitimes Research: Price pressure on DRAM chips to ease in 4Q14

    17 October 2014, 2:06 am

    Global DRAM bit demand growth will be higher that of bit supply growth in the fourth quarter of 2014, easing pressure on the prices of DRAM chips in the quarter, according to Digitimes Research.
  • Apple updates Mac mini with price starts at US$499

    17 October 2014, 12:37 am

    Apple has updated its Mac mini with the latest technologies and a new lower starting price. The Mac mini now features Intel's fourth-generation Core processors, integrated graphics, 802.11ac Wi-Fi and Thunderbolt 2.
  • Taiwan, Japan LED makers to face price competition from China, says Nichia executive

    17 October 2014, 12:12 am

    China-based LED makers have been rapidly developing their operating scale and technological capability and are expected to pose price pressure for Taiwan- and Japan-based makers in 2015, according to chief legal and intellectual property officer Katsuyuki…
  • Apple introduces iPad Air 2 and new iPad mini

    16 October 2014, 11:51 pm

    Apple has introduced the iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3. The iPad Air 2, which is 6.1mm thin, and the iPad mini 3 both offer Touch ID.
  • TSMC to start production of 16nm process products in 2Q15

    16 October 2014, 11:39 pm

    Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) will begin volume production of 16nm FinFET process products in the second quarter or early third quarter of 2015, according to company co-CEO CC Wei.
  • TV panel makers expect healthy shipments to China throughout 1Q15

    16 October 2014, 11:29 pm

    TV panel makers expect healthy shipments to China throughout the first quarter of 2015 as vendors prepare for the upcoming shopping holidays.
  • Apple introduces 27-inch iMac with Retina 5K display

    16 October 2014, 11:27 pm

    Apple has unveiled the 27-inch iMac with Retina 5K display, featuring high resolution display technology with 14.7 million pixels.

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