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  • Taiwan market: LG introduces G Tablet 8.0 LTE

    30 September 2014, 4:08 am

    LG Electronics has launched its mid-range tablet, the G Tablet 8.0 LTE, in the Taiwan market. The G Tablet 8.0 LTE, the first LTE-enabled tablet introduced into the local market by LG, comes after the Korea-based vendor started marketing its G Tablet 7.0 and G…
  • TFT LCD vehicle display shipments to reach 85 million in 2014, says report

    30 September 2014, 3:46 am

    Global TFT LCD vehicle display shipments will reach 85 million in 2014, up 30% on year, according to a report from China Times.
  • Large-size panel shipments increase to 70.67 million in August 2014, says report

    30 September 2014, 3:44 am

    Global large-size panel shipments benefiting from peak-season incentives reached 72.01 million in August, increasing on month 5.6% compared to 2.7% a year ago, according to a report from WitsView. WitsView expects large-size panel shipments to benefit in…
  • Microgrid enabling technologies expected to exceed US$26 billion in annual revenues by 2023, says…

    30 September 2014, 3:43 am

    Dramatic change is occurring in the microgrid market, as a greater emphasis is being placed on the economic value that these systems bring to the overall power grid. At the same time, new business models, designed to support full commercial deployment of…
  • ITRI licenses STOBA to Taiwan Mitsui Chemicals for explosion-proof Li batteries

    30 September 2014, 3:42 am

    The Taiwan government-sponsored Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) on September 29 signed for exclusive licensing deal for STOBA (self terminated olygomers with hyper-branched architecture) technology to Taiwan Mitsui Chemicals, a wholly-owned…
  • Large-format commercial LCD growth streak continues in US, says DisplaySearch

    30 September 2014, 3:36 am

    On-year large-format commercial LCD display shipments in the US have increased for eight consecutive quarters. According to DisplaySearch, despite pressure from consumer televisions, hybrid displays, and other lower cost display alternatives, sell-through of…
  • Wintek considering selling facilities abroad to improve finances

    30 September 2014, 3:34 am

    Wintek is considering selling three of its four production lines outside of Taiwan in an effort to turn its financial situation around after suffering from three years of financial struggles, including approximately NT$3 billion (US$100 million) in financial…
  • HTC to launch its M8 Life flagship smartphone in 4Q14

    30 September 2014, 3:22 am

    HTC is expected to launch its new flagship smartphone, the M8 Life, in the fourth quarter of 2014, according to China-based media reports.
  • Apple to receive iPad panels sized 9.7- and 12.9-inch from Samsung in 2H14, says report

    30 September 2014, 3:15 am

    Samsung Display is gearing up to provide Apple with 9.7- and 12.9-inch panels for its new iPad series, according to a report from Korea-based news source inews24.
  • Foxconn hiring workers for iPhone 6-series smartphones

    30 September 2014, 2:28 am

    Strong demand for Apple's iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus is pushing Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) to start large-scale hiring at its plants in Shenzhen and Zhengzhou, China, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.
  • Lenovo to finish acquisition of IBM server business; still needs 6 months for internal…

    30 September 2014, 2:05 am

    Lenovo will finish its acquisition of IBM's x86 server business on October 1 and the deal will see Lenovo become the third-largest server vendor. Some server vendors believe Lenovo will need at least six months after the acquisition to finish reorganizing the…
  • Taiwan holds green energy investment forum

    30 September 2014, 12:12 am

    Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA), Ministry of Finance, Financial Supervisory Commission and National Development Council on September 29 jointly held the 2014 International Green Energy and Finance Forum in Taipei.
  • Digitimes Research: Bit demand for non-PC DRAM to grow 38% on year in 2H14

    30 September 2014, 12:01 am

    Bit demand for non-PC DRAM, mainly niche mobile DRAM and server-use DRAM, will increase 38% on year in the second half of 2014, much higher than 2.7% for standard DRAM, according to Digitimes Research.
  • Largan Precision obtains factory site in central Taiwan

    29 September 2014, 10:42 pm

    Handset-use lens module maker Largan Precision has acquired 45.48 hectares (112.38 acres) of factory land in central Taiwan at NT$3.1 billion (US$102.5 million) from the Taichung City Government.
  • China market: China-based vendors may surpass international vendors in TD-LTE smartphone shipments

    29 September 2014, 11:47 am

    In the China market, China-based vendors have a significant advantage in pricing for TD-LTE smartphones compared with international vendors and therefore are seeing combined shipments that soon stand a chance of exceeding international vendors, according to…
  • LG slashes pricing for 55-inch OLED TV to US$3,775, says report

    29 September 2014, 11:37 am

    LG Electronics' 55-inch curved OLED TV (55EC9300) will be sold for 3.99 million won (US$3,775) per unit through major retail channels and department stores in Korea, according to a statement from LG that was reported in Korea-based ET News.
  • China vendors are furthering their influence in the entry-level handset market with CNY1,000…

    29 September 2014, 11:18 am

    China vendors are furthering their influence in the entry-level handset market with CNY1,000 (US$162) handsets while major international vendors such as Samsung Electronics and Apple are dominating the high-end segment.
  • TSMC launches ultra-low power technology platform for IoT and wearable device applications

    29 September 2014, 11:11 am

    TSMC has announced an ultra-low power technology platform aimed at a wide range of applications for the rapidly evolving Internet of Things (IoT) and wearable device markets that require a wide spectrum of technologies. In this platform, TSMC offers multiple…
  • Taiwan market: FET leads in 4G user base at end of August

    29 September 2014, 11:06 am

    Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET) had 254,000 4G subscribers at the end of August, the largest number among the three main 4G mobile communication operators in Taiwan, according to statistics from the National Communications Commission (NCC).
  • Quanta to establish service center in Europe for server orders

    29 September 2014, 11:03 am

    To compete for more datacenter server orders, Quanta Computer reportedly will establish a service center in Europe in October, helping its server business to cross North America, Asia and Europe, according to sources from the upstream supply chain. Other…
  • Intel investments in Tsinghua may benefit China over processor development

    29 September 2014, 10:55 am

    Intel has signed a contract with China-based Tsinghua Unigroup and will invest CNY9 billion (US$1.5 billion) in the company. Sources from PC players believe China is looking to acquire some of Intel's technologies through the cooperation and will use these…
  • Peripheral makers to benefit from iPhone 6 Plus bending issue

    29 September 2014, 10:51 am

    Bending issues with the iPhone 6 Plus has brought business opportunities to iPhone peripheral vendors, as they have released protective cases to help eliminate the problem, according to sources from smartphone peripheral vendors.
  • Profits to rise for high-efficiency cell producers, says report

    29 September 2014, 3:55 am

    Although supply and demand are fluctuating heavily in the global solar market, the market's preference for high-efficiency products has remained consistent, with Taiwan makers leading the way, according to EnergyTrend. Sunrise Global Solar Energy, which is now…
  • iPhone 6 panel demand expected at 116 million in 2014, says report

    29 September 2014, 3:38 am

    Panel demand for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus is expected at 116 million units in 2014, according to a new report from the China Times.
  • More Taiwan-based IC design houses to step into fingerprint sensor market

    29 September 2014, 3:34 am

    More IC design houses in Taiwan and China are expected to enter the growing fingerprint sensor market, according to industry sources.
  • Handset supply chains expect to see limited orders from China during 4Q14

    29 September 2014, 3:03 am

    Panel and touch panel makers associated with China-based handset vendors expect limited growth in the fourth quarter of 2014 as demand for 4G units has been lower-than-expected, according to industry sources.
  • Foxconn assisting China smartphone vendors, looking to reduce reliance on Apple

    29 September 2014, 3:01 am

    Despite having strong performance thanks to iPhone sales, Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) has been aggressively helping its China-based smartphone clients such as Xiaomi, Meitu, Oppo and Meizu boost their sales and is looking to increase the…
  • Vendors stop developing touchscreen notebooks

    29 September 2014, 2:31 am

    As demand for touchscreen notebooks has been far weaker than expected, notebook vendors have stopped developing touch-enabled notebooks for the fourth quarter, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.
  • China software industry posts January-August revenues of CNY2.325 trillion, says MIIT

    29 September 2014, 2:20 am

    China's software industry generated total revenues of CNY2.325 trillion (US$377 billion) in January-August 2014, growing 21.5% on year, according to the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT).
  • Ultra HD TV penetration rate expected at around 30% during October 1 period in China

    29 September 2014, 2:14 am

    Ultra HD TVs are likely to hit or even exceed a 30% penetration rate in overall LCD TV sales during the October 1 holiday period in China, according to market estimates.

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