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  • Delta Electronics donates real-time toxic chemical detecting equipment to EPA

    24 October 2014, 4:31 am

    Power supply maker and energy management solution provider Delta Electronics has donated a set of equipment for the on-site real-time detection of toxic chemicals from chemical disasters to the Environmental Protection Administration (EPA), according to EPA.
  • Laibao reaches 80% yields on 5G line; OGS shipments reach 600,000 a month

    24 October 2014, 4:28 am

    Laibao has reached yield rates of 80% on its 5G line in Chongqing, China and is estimated to have reached OGS touch panel shipments of 600,000 a month during the third quarter of 2014, according to industry sources.
  • AUO to pay US$24 million in antitrust civil litigation

    24 October 2014, 4:20 am

    AU Optronics (AUO) has announced that it and another co-defendant have received a jury verdict in the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington relating to an antitrust civil litigation in which AUO will have to pay US$24 million.
  • Nuvoton posts EPS NT$1.51 for January-September period

    24 October 2014, 4:17 am

    MCU supplier Nuvoton Technology has reported net profits of NT$88 million (US$2.89 million) for the third quarter of 2014, down 51% sequentially but up 61% on year. Third-quarter EPS stood at NT$0.42.
  • Taiwan makers 3-5 years ahead of China in LTPS technology, says AUO

    24 October 2014, 4:15 am

    Despite China makers' efforts to ramp up production of LTPS TFT LCD technology, with new capacity becoming available in 2015-2016, Taiwan makers are 3-5 years ahead in terms of technological advancements, according to AU Optronics (AUO).
  • Global Pay TV market to generate US$269 billion in 2014, says ABI Research

    24 October 2014, 4:09 am

    The worldwide Pay TV market is expected to surpass 920 million subscribers by the end of 2014. Overall, Pay TV average revenues per user (ARPU) are expected to drop slightly due to increasing price competition, but at a lower rate compared to the ARPU drop in…
  • Taiwan makers in China less interested in additional investment, says TEEMA

    24 October 2014, 3:53 am

    Manufacturers set up by Taiwan's citizens in China have become less interested and less willing to make additional investments in China and are instead considering relocating factories to India, Indonesia, Cambodia, Myanmar and Taiwan mainly because of rising…
  • Google to not make additional investments in Himax Display

    24 October 2014, 2:11 am

    LCD driver IC design house Himax Technologies has announced that Google has decided not exercise its purchase options to make additional investments in Himax's subsidiary, Himax Display (HDI).
  • Digitimes Research: OLED TV pricing to remain double Ultra HD TV pricing through 2016; China vendors…

    24 October 2014, 2:05 am

    OLED TV pricing is expected to remain double that of Ultra HD TVs through 2016, which will influence the 120% on-year expected growth in Ultra HD TV shipments in 2015, according to Digitimes Research.
  • PChome Store teams up with TenPay to tap China market

    23 October 2014, 11:58 pm

    PChome Store, an online retail operator belonging to the PChome Online Group, on October 23 announced that PChomePay, its subsidiary third-party e-payment service, will form a partnership with fellow provider TenPay, a subsidiary of China-based Internet…
  • Sony to launch 12-inch tablet in 1Q15, say Taiwan makers

    23 October 2014, 11:49 pm

    Sony Mobile Communications will launch a 12-inch tablet in the first quarter of 2015. Several other vendors are also developing large-size tablets for launch in the first or second quarters, according to Taiwan-based supply chain makers.
  • FCCL supplier Taiflex sees profits up 24% in 3Q14

    23 October 2014, 11:37 pm

    FCCLmaker Taiflex Scientific has reported net profits of NT$290 million (US$9.54million) for the third quarter of 2013, up 24.3% sequentially but down 10.4% on year. EPS for the quarter stood at NT$1.41.
  • Intel Global Summit 2014 to focus on IoT, smart wearable devices, say Taiwan makers

    23 October 2014, 11:20 pm

    The Intel Global Summit 2014, which takes place November 3-5, is likely to focus on the Internet of Things (IoT) and smart wearable devices, according to industry sources.
  • Taiwan makers still eyeing sales of Ultra HD TV panels, high-end IT displays

    23 October 2014, 11:02 pm

    Taiwan makers are still eyeing sales of Ultra HD TV panels, high-end IT displays, and large-size smartphone panels in order to remain profitable and maintain a competitive edge in the market, according to industry sources.
  • Foxconn will not acquire TPK, says company

    23 October 2014, 10:56 pm

    TPK spokesperson Freddy Liu has stated that claims regarding Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) purchasing the company are false.
  • Giga Solar expects to ship 240 tonnes of PV silver pastes in 2014

    23 October 2014, 10:07 pm

    PV conductive paste maker Giga Solar Materials began shipments of front-side and back-side PV silver pastes in 2013 and expects to ship 240 tonnes of the PV materials in 2014, seven times the volume of 2013 and accounting for about 20% of global total,…
  • Gigastorage to set up PV module factory in Thailand

    23 October 2014, 9:59 pm

    Solar-grade crystalline silicon wafer maker Gigastorage will begin to set up a PV module factory in Thailand to mainly meet local demand in the second quarter of 2015, according to company chairman Jimmy Chen.
  • Taiwan market: HTC maintains largest market share by sales volume in September

    23 October 2014, 9:45 pm

    There were 730,000 handsets sold in the Taiwan market in September and HTC maintained the largest market share at 20.8% in terms of sales volume, followed by Samsung Electronics with 14.2%, Asustek Computer with 12.7% and Apple with 11.8%, according to data…
  • Taiwan September manufacturing production index down on month, up on year, says MOEA

    23 October 2014, 9:45 am

    Taiwan recorded a manufacturing production index (2011 as base year) of 109.26 for September 2014, decreasing 1.08% on month and but increasing 11.03% on year, according to statistics released by the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) on October 23.
  • Flurry of mergers and acquisitions reshape the automotive semiconductor supplier landscape, says IHS

    23 October 2014, 4:07 am

    Capped by the recent announcement that Qualcomm would buy CSR PLC, the automotive semiconductor industry recently has been undergoing a wave of merger and acquisition (M&A) activity that has shaken up the competitive order of the market, according to IHS.
  • Huawei expressing more interest in embedded touch panel solutions

    23 October 2014, 3:54 am

    Huawei Device is expressing more interest in embedded touch panel solutions for smartphones released in 2015, according to industry sources.
  • Apple rumored to raise payments to accelerate iPhone 6 Plus production

    23 October 2014, 3:46 am

    Seeing higher-than-expected iPhone 6 Plus demand, Apple is rumored to be considering raising its payments to Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) by 20-25% to encourage the Taiwan-based EMS provider to accelerate mass production efficiency for the…
  • LCD TV sales in China increase throughout Mid-Autumn-October 1 period; Ultra HD TV penetration rate…

    23 October 2014, 3:41 am

    LCD TV sales in China reached 6.02 million from the Mid-Autumn through October 1 period to represent an on-year increase of 2.4%, according to AVC. In the one week October 1 holiday period, LCD TV sales were down 15.6% on year.
  • Taiwan market: Samsung launches 2 entry-level LTE smartphones

    23 October 2014, 3:21 am

    Samsung Electronics has launched two low-priced 4G LTE smartphones, the Galaxy Grand Prime and Galaxy Core Prime, in the Taiwan market targeting the entry-level segment.
  • Taiwan market: 4G user base 1.7 million, says NCC

    23 October 2014, 3:15 am

    The number of 4G subscribers in Taiwan has increased to 1.7 million, according to the National Communications Commission (NCC).
  • Supply chain estimated to deliver 50 million units of iPhone 6 in 2014

    23 October 2014, 3:06 am

    Strong demand for Apple's iPhone 6 has boosted Pegatron Technology's orders for 2014 and the maker is expected to ship close to 25 million units before the end of 2014, according to sources from the upstream supply chain. Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision…
  • Plug-in electric vehicles expected to make up 2.4% of global light-duty vehicle sales by 2023, says…

    23 October 2014, 2:53 am

    The rapidly changing market for electric vehicles (EVs), which includes hybrids (HEVs), plug-in hybrids (PHEVs), and battery electric vehicles (BEVs), is a small but growing part of the global vehicle industry. Keen to see an increasing penetration of EVs due…
  • Taiwan shipments of LCD TVs expected to reach 19.69 million in 2H14

    23 October 2014, 2:52 am

    Taiwan makers' shipments of LCD TVs are expected to reach 19.69 million during the second half of 2014, up 6.4% on year, according to Digitimes Research.
  • Everlight Electronics likely to net NT$500-600 million for 3Q14

    23 October 2014, 2:31 am

    LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics stands a chance of recording net profit of NT$500-600 million (US$16.6-19.9 million), equivalent to net EPS of NT$1.40-1.50, for the third quarter, according to market watchers.
  • Taiwan panel industry output value to increase 1.6-3.1% in 2015, says IEK

    23 October 2014, 2:29 am

    Taiwan's panel industry output value is expected to increase 1.6-3.1% on year in 2015, according to the Industrial Economics and Knowledge Center (IEK) of Taiwan's Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI).

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