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  • Foxconn comments on reports of plans to invest in Anhui, China

    29 July 2014, 3:57 am

    Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) has commented on reports that will invest in new plants in Anhui, China and is already in negotiations with the local government about related processes, saying that the company's investments need to be…
  • Innovative Logic, M31 Technology introduce USB-IF certified USB 3.0 device controller IP solution

    29 July 2014, 3:56 am

    Innovative Logic and M31 Technology have jointly announced that Inno-Logic's USB 3.0 device controller IP along with M31's USB 3.0 PHY IP has won certification from USB-IF.
  • Asustek, Gigabyte releasing new gaming notebooks in 3Q14

    29 July 2014, 3:36 am

    Asustek Computer and Gigabyte Technology have turned aggressive about the gaming notebook industry and are planning to release new models in the third quarter to compete against Micro-Star International (MSI), which is achieving strong sales in the market.
  • Aces enjoys orders from BMW and Mercedes-Benz

    29 July 2014, 2:55 am

    Following its entry into the supply chains of General Motors (GM), Renault and Luxgen, Taiwan-based connector maker Aces Electronics has also entered the supply chains of BMW and Mercedes-Benz and will start supplying products at the end of 2014, according to…
  • LG Innotek signs cooperation to focus on Li-Fi business, says report

    29 July 2014, 2:43 am

    LG Innotek and Korea-based TV power module and LED maker Yuyang D&U have recently signed a MOU to cooperate on visible light communications (VLC) and Li-Fi business, which uses fluorescent lamps or LEDs to transmit data, according to a Korean report.
  • Kinsus net profits up over 55% sequentially in 2Q14

    29 July 2014, 2:41 am

    IC substrate supplier Kinsus Interconnect Technology has reported net profits of NT$1.23 billion (US$41.09 million) for the second quarter of 2014, increasing 55.4% from a quarter earlier. The earnings translated into an EPS of NT$2.76 for the quarter.
  • Panel supply to remain tight until 4Q14 or 1Q15, says Innolux president

    29 July 2014, 2:37 am

    Global supply of panels used in notebooks, LCD monitors and TVs is expected to remain tight until the fourth quarter of 2014 or the first quarter of 2015, according to Innolux president Wang Jyh-chau speaking at a July 28 investors conference.
  • Baidu to release smartphone with MediaTek processor, says report

    29 July 2014, 2:15 am

    China-based Internet player Baidu is planning to release a smartphone using MediaTek's MT6595 application processor and will feature Baidu's heterogeneous system architecture (HSA) and artificial intelligence (AI) to allow functions such as voice, graphics and…
  • TWM foresees profit drop in 3Q14

    28 July 2014, 11:55 pm

    Taiwan Mobile (TWM) has released financial forecast for third-quarter of 2014, expecting net profit to shrink 16.85% sequentially.
  • Tatung to set up rooftop PV systems with total capacity of 4MWp in Pescadores

    28 July 2014, 11:07 pm

    Tatung has said it has won a project to set up rooftop PV systems in 38 public schools and 38 government organizations in Taiwan's Penghu (Pescadores) islands, with total installation capacity of 4MWp.
  • Digitimes Research: Smartphone AP shipments in China to grow 2H14

    28 July 2014, 11:01 pm

    There will be 107.6 million smartphone AP (application processor) shipped in the China market in the third quarter of 2014 and 113.5 million units in the fourth one, increasing on quarter by 4.5% and 5.5% respectively mainly due to increasing demand for LTE…
  • Digitimes Research: Taiwan makers ship over 67 million large-size TFT-LCD panels in 2Q14

    28 July 2014, 10:54 pm

    Taiwan-based makers shipped 67.518 million large-size (9-inch and above) TFT-LCD panels in the second quarter of 2014, increasing by 8.5% on quarter and by 0.9% on year, according to Digitimes Research.
  • Taiwan solar firms may rely on markets other than US in 2H14

    28 July 2014, 10:45 pm

    Since US preliminary anti-dumping tariff rates imposed on Taiwan-made PV products are much higher than originally expected, Taiwan-based crystalline silicon solar cell and PV module makers will find it difficult to export products to the US and therefore are…
  • Taiwan market: Acer, Asustek see opportunities from enterprise PC replacement trend

    28 July 2014, 10:04 am

    President of Acer Taiwan Tony Huang has recently pointed out that the company saw strong demand from large enterprises for replacing their existing PCs in the first half of the year in Taiwan, while Asustek Computer president Kevin Lin noted that the…
  • Competition for notebook panels may heat up due to South Korea makers increasing output, say Taiwan…

    28 July 2014, 9:27 am

    While global supply of notebook panels has been tight or short because demand has been larger than originally expected, South Korea-based makers have adjusted capacity from making other panels to produce notebook panels and this is likely to result in intense…
  • Terry Guo overseeing Foxconn preparations for new iPhone

    28 July 2014, 3:16 am

    Foxconn Electronics has been actively preparing for production of 4.7- and 5.5-inch new iPhones at its factories in China since July and chairman Terry Guo has been supervising the preparation on the spot to make sure that production lines are in optimal…
  • New Surface to come into production in August, say Taiwan maker

    28 July 2014, 3:15 am

    Microsoft is expected to launch a 10.6-inch new version of Surface in October 2014, with production of components to begin in August and volume production of the tablet to kick off in September, according to source with Taiwan-based supply chain makers.
  • Unitech, Dynamic ramping rigid-flexible PCBs

    28 July 2014, 3:03 am

    PCB makers Unitech Printed Circuit Board and Dynamic Electronics are ramping up their production of rigid-flexible PCB boards to meet increasing demand from the smartphone and wearable device sectors, according to industry sources.
  • Innolux announces 2Q14 net profit of NT$3 billion

    28 July 2014, 2:58 am

    Innolux has announced its second quarter 2014 results. Combined net sales for the second quarter 2014 amounted to NT$111.1 billion (US$3.7 billion), an increase of 24% over the previous quarter's NT$89.6 billion. The company reported gross profit of NT$11.6…
  • Macronix reportedly lands large-volume ROM orders from Nintendo

    27 July 2014, 11:36 pm

    NOR flash supplier Macronix International is expected to see its sales gain momentum in the third quarter of 2014, buoyed by increasing orders for ROM chips from Nintendo, according to industry sources.
  • GET may set up PV module factory abroad to cope with US anti-dumping taxation

    27 July 2014, 10:58 pm

    Viewing that the US Department of Commerce's decision on preliminary anti-dumping tariffs on PV products imported from China and Taiwan will have a negative impact on Taiwan PV makers, solar-grade polycrystalline silicon wafer maker Green Energy Technology…
  • Casetek Holdings sees 2Q14 decline

    27 July 2014, 10:26 pm

    Tablet and notebook chassis maker Casetek Holdings saw its financial performance for second-quarter 2014 slip on quarter and on year, according to the company.
  • Digitimes Research: China sees increased tablet AP shipments in 2Q14

    27 July 2014, 10:23 pm

    A total of 30.6 million tablet APs (application processors) were shipped to the China market in second-quarter 2014, increasing 10.5% sequentially and 39.1% on year, according to Digitimes Research.
  • Digitimes Research: Taiwan makers to ship 21.95 million handsets in 3Q14

    27 July 2014, 10:17 pm

    Taiwan-based ODMs and own-brand makers will ship 21.95 million handsets in the third quarter of 2014, increasing by 4.2% on quarter and by 32.1% on year, and 18.65 million or 85% of the shipments will be smartphones, according to Digitimes Research.
  • Everlight to expand monthly LED packaging capacity to 4 billion chips, says chairman

    27 July 2014, 10:09 pm

    Everlight Electronics started expanding its LED packaging capacity in June and when the expansion completes in September, its monthly capacity will have increased by 500 million LED chips to reach four billion units in total, according to company chairman…
  • Commentary: Microsoft moves to eliminate Nokia

    27 July 2014, 9:57 pm

    In addition to initiating a massive lay-off, Microsoft also plans to discontinue Nokia's Asha-, Series 40- and X-series handset products as well as to rename the Lumia-series - moves which could eventually lead to the elimination of Nokia.
  • Acer sees booming sales of Chromebooks, says CEO

    25 July 2014, 4:00 am

    Acer has seen booming sales of Chromebooks, including government procurement orders for educational purposes in many countries, and therefore has asked supply chains to increase production to reduce supply shortages, according to company CEO Jason Chen, adding…

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