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  • Demand response capacity is expected to increase more than 6-fold by 2023, says Navigant

    17 September 2014, 4:10 am

    Efforts to limit power generation by utilities and reduce peak loads on the grid, along with the changing resource mix in electric grids globally, are creating new demand for demand response (DR) programs. While the US is leading the way in the DR market,…
  • Apple Watch to come with AMOLED panels from LG Display

    17 September 2014, 3:53 am

    LG Display will supply Apple AMOLED panels for the Apple Watch, with shipments expected to reach about five million a month in 2015, according to sources at LG Display.
  • Asustek plans to accuse motherboard competitors of patent infringement

    17 September 2014, 3:14 am

    Asustek Computer has launched X99 chipset motherboards featuring its in-house-developed OC Socket, a patented technology which hikes motherboard performance by 35%, but has found that some Taiwan-based fellow vendors will launch X99 models equipped with…
  • Rakuten Taiwan introduces Taiwan online stores to Singapore

    17 September 2014, 3:09 am

    Rakuten Taiwan on September 16 announced that it has helped 27 Taiwan-based online store operators offer more than 5,000 items for sale in the Singapore market through Rakuten Singapore.
  • Digitimes Research: IFA shows Android tablet vendors adding value instead of price cuts

    17 September 2014, 3:06 am

    IFA 2014 in Berlin, Germany during September 5-10 showed that Android tablet vendors are not looking to offer entry-level models for price-cut competition and instead offered models equipped with 3D depth-of-field cameras, water-, dust- and shock-proof…
  • Taiwan panel makers see increased pressure from China in entry-level, mid-range segments

    17 September 2014, 2:59 am

    Taiwan panel makers are continuing to see increased pressure from China makers in the entry-level and mid-range segments as China makers deepen relations with local handset vendors.
  • LCD TV shipments in India reach 2.2 million in 2Q14, says report

    17 September 2014, 2:45 am

    In the second quarter of 2014, the LCD TV category in India experienced its highest growth rate in six quarters, with shipments growing 42% on year, driven by new model introductions, stabilization of prices, and changing consumer sentiments about the economy…
  • Taiwan market: Ultra HD units to make up 10% of retail TV sales in 2014

    17 September 2014, 2:43 am

    Taiwan retailers expect Ultra HD TVs to make up 10% of their overall TV sales in 2014.
  • China-based handset vendors unlikely to launch Android One smartphones

    17 September 2014, 12:06 am

    China-based handset vendors are unlikely to launch Android One smartphones as the price/performance ratio of Android One models is inferior to some of low-priced Android-based smartphones rolled out by China's handset vendors, according to industry sources.
  • Taiwan makes plan for TD-LTE, FDD LTE, says NCC

    17 September 2014, 12:03 am

    Taiwan's National Communications Commission (NCC) has made a draft plan to release frequency band units for TD-LTE and FDD LTE mobile communication operation, according to NCC chairman Howard Shyr.
  • Taiwan market: Apple iPhone 6, 6 Plus sell out fast in online pre-order, says paper

    16 September 2014, 11:22 pm

    Chunghwa Telecom on September 16 began online pre-ordering for Apple's iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus and sold out 60,000 units available at the first batch in only 40 minutes, according to Chinese-language newspaper Economic Daily News.
  • China Mobile chairman calls for cross-strait cooperation in 5G development

    16 September 2014, 11:15 pm

    China Mobile chairman Xi Guo-hua, in an opening speech for the Global TD-LTE Initiative (GTI) annual conference in Taiwan on September 16, expressed the hope that the telecom industries in Taiwan and China can co-develop 5G technology standards based on GTI…
  • MediaTek announces 2T2R 802.11n Wi-Fi AP/router SoC

    16 September 2014, 10:45 pm

    MediaTek has announced its MT7628, a 2T2R 802.11n Wi-Fi AP/router system on chip (SoC). Integrating a 2T2R 802.11n Wi-Fi radio and a 580MHz MIPS 24KEc CPU, the MT7628 enables consumers to control their home network, connected appliances and cloud services at…
  • TSMC see follow-up IC orders for iPhone 6 devices

    16 September 2014, 10:33 am

    Foreign chipset suppliers have placed follow-up orders for chips to be used in iPhone 6 devices with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), extending order visibility of foundry houses to the first quarter of 2015, according to industry sources.
  • LCD TV shipments expected to grow to 229 million in 2015

    16 September 2014, 10:30 am

    LCD TV shipments are expected to reach 229 million units in 2015, up from 217 million in 2014, and are expected to further grow to 245 million in 2017.
  • China market: CNY500 4G smartphones expected to be launched by end of 2014, says China Mobile Device…

    16 September 2014, 10:03 am

    While there have been many 4G smartphones for sale at retail prices of CNY1,000 (US$163) or below in the China market, China-based vendors including Coolpad and Lenovo are expected to launch models for sale at CNY500 or below by the end of 2014, according to…
  • AUO enters Sony SmartWatch 3 supply chain

    16 September 2014, 10:00 am

    AU Optronics (AUO) has entered Sony Mobile's supply chain for its SmartWatch 3 and will supply 1.6-inch panels.
  • Homeowners expected to invest more than US$625 billion in residential generation and storage from…

    16 September 2014, 4:25 am

    Innovations in renewable distributed power generation, along with attractive new financing mechanisms, are providing residential customers with new options to manage their energy use and generate their own power. Known collectively as distributed energy…
  • Asia-Pacific dominates IC sales in largest system categories in 2014, says IC Insights

    16 September 2014, 4:23 am

    Asia-Pacific is forecast to account for nearly 59% of the US$285.9 billion IC market in 2014, followed by the Americas region, Europe, and Japan. The Asia-Pacific region is particularly dominant with regard to IC market share in the computer and communications…
  • Foxconn considering lawsuit over leukemia report

    16 September 2014, 3:41 am

    Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) is considering taking legal action against UK-based Daily Mail for its recent report claiming Foxconn employees working in Shenzhen plants have developed leukemia. Foxconn has demand the Daily Mail present…
  • Android One smartphones released, says MediaTek

    16 September 2014, 3:38 am

    The first wave of Android One devices featuring MediaTek's MT6582 mobile system-on-chip (mobile SoC) based on ARM CortexTM A7 processors have been launched, according to MediaTek.
  • Central Taiwan Innovation Park inaugurated

    16 September 2014, 3:13 am

    The Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) on September 15 inaugurated the Central Taiwan Innovation Park, which will conduct R&D for intelligent equipment technology used in precision machinery and advanced greenhouse engineering, and equipment for use in…
  • ARTC unveils driverless vehicle

    16 September 2014, 3:07 am

    Taiwan's Automotive Research & Testing Center (ARTC) has recently unveiled a driverless vehicle that it has spent two years developing.
  • China promoting development of MEMS industry

    16 September 2014, 2:59 am

    In view of strong demand for MEMS components from China-based smartphone vendors, the China government has been promoting the development of the local MEMS industry by teaming up its wafer foundry houses, IC design companies and semiconductor equipment…
  • TPV optimistic about performance in 2H14

    16 September 2014, 2:59 am

    TPV expects its performance in the second half of 2014 to increase driven by steady shipments for LCD monitors and increased shipments for LCD TV products, according to the company.
  • Orders increasing for fingerprint recognition used on smartphones, smartwatches

    16 September 2014, 2:26 am

    Supply chains are seeing increased orders for fingerprint recognition used on smartphones and smartwatches in addition to Invisible Fingerprint Sensor (IFS) solutions.
  • LGD said to have sold joint venture to Compal

    16 September 2014, 12:09 am

    LG Display has reportedly begun giving up its unprofitable joint ventures and has sold its stake in Lucom Display Technology, a joint venture with Compal Electronics, to the Taiwan-based ODM, according to a Korean-language report in The Bel citing sources from…
  • Taiwan assigns too few band units for TDD, says SerComm president

    15 September 2014, 11:47 pm

    The Taiwan government plans to assign 2600MHz frequency band units of 50MHz bandwidth for TDD (time division duplexing), and the bandwidth takes up only 10% of total bandwidth available for beyond 4G (B4G) and 5G development, much less than at least 30% as…
  • Foxconn promises assistance for ill workers in response to leukemia report

    15 September 2014, 11:35 pm

    Foxconn Electronics' (Hon Hai Precision Industry) plants in Shenzhen, China reportedly have seen many of their workers develop leukemia because of long-term operations in the presence of electronic cleaners.
  • Over 70% of China-based polysilicon makers unable to resume production

    15 September 2014, 11:20 pm

    More than 80% of China's 63 polysilicon makers stopped production in 2011-2012 due to continual price drops arising from global oversupply. As polysilicon prices have rebounded since the beginning of 2014, a few of them have resumed production but as many as…

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