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  • Global market share for iPad may slip to below 25% in 2H14

    30 July 2014, 4:00 am

    The global market share for iPad products is likely to drop from 26.9% (IDC figures) for the second quarter of 2014 to below 25% in the second half of the year due to increasing competition, according to Taiwan-based supply chain makers.
  • Yageo to cut capital by 70%

    30 July 2014, 3:48 am

    Shareholders of Yageo have approved the company's plans to reduce its capital by NT$15.4 billion (US$514 million) or 70% to NT$6.6 billion. Shareholders will receive NT$7 for each share.
  • Taiwan PV makers hope to set floor prices in place of US anti-dumping tax

    30 July 2014, 3:38 am

    To cope with anti-dumping tariffs set by the US Department of Commerce, the Taiwan Photovoltaic Industry Association (TPVIA), on behalf of Taiwan-based crystalline silicon solar cell and PV module makers, hopes to talk with the department about setting floor…
  • Corning reports profit growth for 2Q14

    30 July 2014, 3:25 am

    Corning has announced its results for the second quarter of 2014, with core (non-GAPP) sales reaching US$2.6 billion (non-GAPP), up 28% on year. Net sales (GAAP) were US$2.5 billion, a 25% increase on a year-over-year basis.
  • Taiwan notebook ODMs to benefit from HP, Dell sales in North America

    30 July 2014, 3:21 am

    As Hewlett-Packard (HP) and Dell have seen good sales in the North America notebook market in July, Taiwan ODMs Quanta Computer and Inventec for HP and Compal Electronics and Wistron for Dell are expected to see increased shipments in the second half of 2014,…
  • Taiwan sets quality standards for LED light bulbs

    30 July 2014, 2:59 am

    The Bureau of Standards, Metrology & Inspection (BSMI) under Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs has announced national quality standards for LED light bulbs: CNS 15436 regarding safety requirements, CNS 15630 regarding performance requirements and CNS 14115…
  • AUO reports staggering profit growth for 2Q14

    30 July 2014, 2:35 am

    AU Optronics has reported staggering growth in net profit for the second quarter of 2014 on improved demand and rising LCD panel prices.
  • UMC to post single-digit revenue growth in 3Q14

    30 July 2014, 2:33 am

    United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) is expected to post a sequential single-digit revenue growth in the third quarter of 2014, propelled by 28nm orders from smartphone solution vendor MediaTek, according to industry sources.
  • China market: Colorful Technology poses competitive threat to MSI, ASRock

    30 July 2014, 2:14 am

    China-based Colorful Technology and Development, the largest graphics card vendor in the China market, will launch own-brand gaming motherboards in the second half, and is expected to pose a competitive threat to Micro-Star International (MSI) and ASRock,…
  • FCCL supplier Taiflex looks to 10% on-quarter revenue growth in 3Q14

    30 July 2014, 2:09 am

    FCCL supplier Taiflex Scientific expects its revenues to grow 10.5% sequentially and 2.2% on year to NT$2.6-3.3 billion (US$86.78-110.14 million) in the third quarter of 2014, with a gross margin of 21-25% and operating margin of 11-15%.
  • Hermes Microvision revenues to stay flat in 3Q14

    30 July 2014, 12:08 am

    E-beam inspection equipment supplier Hermes Microvision (HMI) expects its sales to stay flat in the third quarter of 2014 compared to the previous quarter as some buyers will delay shipments to the fourth quarter.
  • China Internet user base grow to 632 million at end of June, says CNNIC

    29 July 2014, 11:34 pm

    The number of fixed-line and mobile Internet surfers in China increased to an estimated 632 million as of the end of June 2014, according to the China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC).
  • Delta Electronics 2Q14 net profit hits record

    29 July 2014, 11:27 pm

    Power supply maker and energy management solution provider Delta Electronics has posted gross margin of 27.43% and net profit of NT$5.264 billion (US$176 million) for second-quarter 2014, with both hitting the highest ever on company record.
  • Adlink develops 3D intelligent vision-aided positioning system

    29 July 2014, 11:22 pm

    Industrial computing solution provider Adlink Technology has developed a 3D intelligent positioning system through cooperation with government-sponsored Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI), according to the company.
  • Inotera, Nanya Technology report strong earnings for 2Q14

    29 July 2014, 11:18 pm

    Inotera Memories and Nanya Technology both have reported strong earnings for the second quarter of 2014 and expect sales and gross margin to continue moving upwards in the third quarter due to rising DRAM chip prices amid tight supply, according to industry…
  • Digitimes Research: Taiwan digital camera shipments in 2Q14 up 43.3% sequentially

    29 July 2014, 11:12 pm

    Ability Enterprise, Altek, Foxconn Electronics and Asia Optical together shipped 3.78 million digital cameras in the second quarter of 2014, hiking 43.3% on quarter, according to Digitimes Research.
  • Sales for mini versions of flagship smartphones short of expectations

    29 July 2014, 10:49 pm

    While international vendors including Samsung Electronics, LG Electronics, HTC and Sony Mobile Communications have launched mini versions of their flagship smartphones, sales of those mini versions have so far fallen short of expectations due to uncompetitive…
  • Phison reports strong earnings for 1H14

    29 July 2014, 8:00 am

    NAND flash controller chipmaker Phison Electronics has reported pre-tax profits of NT$1.86 billion (US$62.08 million) on revenues of NT$15.79 billion for the first half of 2014.
  • 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.

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