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  • UMC 28nm yield rates improving

    23 April 2014, 3:49 am

    United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) has seen the yield rate of its 28nm production improve recently, with the process to begin generating revenues for the foundry house soon, according to industry sources.
  • Commentary: Innovations needed to keep panel industry moving forward

    23 April 2014, 3:47 am

    Creating new demand through innovations and unique solutions will be crucial to the panel industry in upcoming years as the primary panel markets, including handsets, notebooks and monitors, mature.
  • J Touch expects better performance in 2014, says company chairman

    23 April 2014, 3:16 am

    Touch panel maker J Touch expects orders to increase in the second quarter of 2014 and also expects its production utilization rate to increase as well, which will help improve the company's performance in 2014, according to chairman Ye Yuzhou.
  • China market: Tesla plans to deploy PV-based power charging network

    23 April 2014, 3:14 am

    US-based electric vehicle maker Tesla Motors plans to set up a network of PV-based power charging stations in China, cited company CEO Elon Musk as indicating.
  • Altera-TSMC tie-up to bring advanced packaging technology to Arria 10 FPGAs and SoCs

    23 April 2014, 3:13 am

    Altera and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) have signed a cooperation deal that will bring TSMC's patented, fine-pitch copper bump-based packaging technology to Altera's 20nm Arria 10 FPGA and SoC solutions, according to the two companies.
  • Taiwan market: 80% of FET subscribers willing to shift to 4G services

    23 April 2014, 3:12 am

    Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET), one of the six 4G licensees in Taiwan, has surveyed its 2G/3G subscribers, with the results showing that 80% are willing to shift to 4G subscriptions, according to FET.
  • Getac, Ennoconn to launch ruggedized tablets

    23 April 2014, 3:10 am

    Industrial PC maker Getac Technology will launch a Windows 8.1 8.1-inch ruggedized tablet in the second quarter of 2014, while fellow maker Ennoconn has also finished development of 8-inch and 10-inch ruggedized tablets for launch in the second quarter,…
  • TPK expects to see TOL demand increase due to 4G handset development

    23 April 2014, 2:49 am

    TPK expects to benefit from demand for 4G units, according to company president Tom Sun. The company expects to see steady OGS (one-glass solution) shipments in 2014 for mid-range and high-end handsets in addition to shipments of 11- and 12-inch solutions for…
  • Wistron, Inventec to start ODM production of ARM-architecture servers for HP in 2H14

    23 April 2014, 2:04 am

    Wistron and Inventec will begin ODM production of ARM-architecture servers for Hewlett-Packard (HP) in the second half of 2014, according to Taiwan-based supply chain makers.
  • DRAM chip supply to fall short of demand in 3Q14, say Kingston and Nanya

    23 April 2014, 2:03 am

    Memory device suppliers Kingston Technology and Nanya Technology both expect the supply of DRAM chips to fall short of demand in the third quarter of 2014 due largely to effects of peak season.
  • China Mobile 1Q14 profitability down on year

    23 April 2014, 2:02 am

    China Mobile, the largest mobile telecom carrier in China, on April 22 released its financial report for the first quarter of 2014, with EBITDA (earnings before interest, tax, depreciation, amortization) of CNY57.592 billion (US$9.44 billion), dropping 5.9% on…
  • Vee TIME to spin off WiMAX business

    23 April 2014, 1:59 am

    Vee TIME will spin off its WiMAX business operations as a subsidiary, tentatively named Super Corporation, which will issue 100 million new shares to Vee TIME, according to the company.
  • China white-box tablet prices expected to drop in 2014

    23 April 2014, 1:57 am

    Pricing for white-box tablet products in China are likely to drop during 2014 as demand is expected to decrease while competition intensifies, according to China-based supply chain sources.
  • Tatung exhibiting smart energy solutions in Singapore

    23 April 2014, 1:54 am

    Tatung is exhibiting smart-energy system solutions, including electric machines, high-efficiency motors and transformers, smart power meters and electric wires and cables, at the 17th Annual Power Electricity World Asia tradeshow taking place in Singapore…
  • Inotera 1Q14 earnings higher than expected

    22 April 2014, 10:00 am

    Memory chipmaker Inotera Memories has reported net profits of NT$11.25 billion (US$372.13 million) for the first quarter of 2014, higher than market expectations of NT$11 billion. The earnings translated into a EPS of NT$1.85 for the quarter.
  • Taiwan market: China solar-grade wafer makers competing with local makers

    22 April 2014, 9:41 am

    China-based solar-grade crystalline silicon wafer makers have shifted to tap the Taiwan market where demand from crystalline silicon solar cell makers has remained strong, according to industry sources.
  • TPT to ramp up PCB production capacity

    22 April 2014, 9:27 am

    PCB maker Taiwan PCB Techvest (TPT) will ramp up its PCB capacity to 1.2 million square feet a month in the second quarter of 2014 and to 1.5 million square feet by the end of the third quarter, according to industry sources.
  • Xiaomi to increase orders for thin-film touch panels

    22 April 2014, 8:58 am

    Xiaomi is expected to increase orders to panel makers for thin-film type touch panels, according to supply chain sources.
  • TPK reports 1Q14 financial results

    22 April 2014, 8:00 am

    TPK has reported that its net income for first-quarter 2014 totaled NT$129 million (US$4.26 million) while EPS was NT$0.39.
  • Intel looking to tap entry-level tablet market with Bay Trail-Entry

    22 April 2014, 7:24 am

    In an attempt to tap China and other emerging markets for Android entry-level tablets, Intel will launch Bay Trail-Entry, a CPU platform specifically for use in entry-level tablets soon, according to Taiwan-based supply chain makers.
  • China Mobile aims at 100 million TD-LTE users by end of 2014, says CNS

    22 April 2014, 4:06 am

    China Mobile is actively deploying TD-LTE networks around China and aims to have 100 million subscribers to its 4G mobile communication services by the end of 2014, according to China-based ().
  • Ilitek to ramp touchscreen controller ICs 20-30% in 2014

    22 April 2014, 4:00 am

    Buoyed by the release of new models, IC design house ILI Technology (Ilitek) is expected to ramp up shipments of its touchscreen controller ICs by 20-30% in 2014, according to industry sources.
  • Philips announces 1Q14 results

    22 April 2014, 3:53 am

    Philips has reported first-quarter 2014 sales of EUR5 billion (US$6.9 billion) and operational results of EUR368 million.
  • US to dodge solar shortage in 2014 despite anti-dumping fines on China module suppliers, says IHS

    22 April 2014, 3:46 am

    A long-running battle in the global photovoltaic (PV) market between the US and China over anti-dumping and subsidy charges could expand into higher solar costs, with wide-ranging ramifications for the US if punitive tariffs are levied on cells from Taiwan.
  • Clevo transforming Buynow retail chain

    22 April 2014, 3:40 am

    Clevo has been transforming the operations of Buynow, its retail chain in China, from IT retail to mixed retail with the addition of telecom devices and fashion goods, as well as restaurants, according to company CSO Andrew Lin.
  • Gold Circuit looks to swing back to profitability in 2014

    22 April 2014, 3:32 am

    PCB maker Gold Circuit Electronics expects its operations to swing back to profitability in 2014 thanks to brisk sales of server and HDI boards. Sales of server-use boards currently account for 50% of Gold Circuit's total revenues.
  • Finetech Japan 2014: Ultra HD and touch panels highlighted as key technologies

    22 April 2014, 3:06 am

    Ultra HD TV displays and touch panel technologies such as metal mesh were displayed at the 2014 Finetech Japan Expo in Tokyo.
  • UMC hesitates to join Samsung-Globalfoundries 14nm process alliance

    22 April 2014, 3:04 am

    United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) reportedly is reluctant to join the Samsung Electronics-Globalfoundries alliance for the development of a 14nm FinFET process node despite an offer from Samsung, according to sources in Taiwan's wafer foundry industry.
  • Asustek becomes large client for Intel, say Taiwan makers

    22 April 2014, 2:33 am

    Asustek Computer has comprehensively adopted Intel CPU platforms for motherboards, desktops, notebooks, tablets and smartphones, becoming a large client for Intel, according to Taiwan-based component makers.
  • Nanya PCB capacity utilization rate to hike in 2Q14

    22 April 2014, 2:28 am

    The capacity utilization rates of Nanya PCB's PCB and IC substrate lines are expected to climb higher in the second quarter of 2014 compared to the previous quarter, buoyed by orders from non-PC sectors, including networking devices, handsets and games…

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