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  • Commercial replacement demand upholding global PC shipments in 2014, says MIC

    22 September 2014, 4:18 am

    Shipment volume of global PC systems - comprising of notebooks and desktops - is forecast to reach around 299 million units in 2014, down 0.1% on year, according to MIC.
  • LTPS panel technology currently sees oversupply in the market

    22 September 2014, 4:07 am

    High-resolution LTPS TFT LCD technology is currently seeing an oversupply in the market
  • Digitimes Research: Intel, Rockchip look to expand x86 presence in tablet AP market

    22 September 2014, 3:46 am

    Seeing the lack of strong growth in the PC market and excess wafer capacity, Intel is looking to resolve its problems by pushing it mobile product business. However, ARM's dominance in the mobile industry is forcing Intel to rely on giving out subsidies to…
  • Notebook touch panel makers expect limited shipment growth in 2H14

    22 September 2014, 3:26 am

    Orders for touch panels used in notebook applications are expected to be limited in the second half of 2014 as vendors aim to release low-priced products in order to further compete in the market.
  • TSMC, UMC ramping wafer production capacity in China

    22 September 2014, 3:22 am

    Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) and United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) are ramping up the wafer production capacity of their 8-inch fabs in China to cope with rising demand, according to industry sources.
  • Japan firms in new push for OLED

    22 September 2014, 3:16 am

    Following the announcement that Innovation Network Corporation of Japan (INCJ), Japan Display (JDI), Sony, and Panasonic have executed a definitive agreement to establish a new company, JOLED, to integrate Sony and Panasonic's R&D functions for OLED display…
  • Asustek, Gigabyte unlikely to achieve motherboard shipment goals for 3Q14

    22 September 2014, 1:57 am

    Neither Asustek Computer nor Gigabyte Technology is likely to be able to achieve their 5.8 million motherboard shipment targets for the third quarter, as demand in China remains weak and the retail channel's orders ahead of China's National Day holidays have…
  • Smartphone 4G solution prices to continue to fall in 1H15

    22 September 2014, 1:15 am

    Prices of entry-level 4G smartphone solutions have dropped to US$8-9 per unit recently and could slip to US$6-7 in the first half of 2015 as chipset solution vendors are applying aggressive pricing in order to land design-wins for smartphones to be released in…
  • Silicon Motion announces single-channel UHS-II SD card controller solution

    22 September 2014, 12:03 am

    Silicon Motion Technology has introduced the SM2704 single-channel UHS-II SD card controller solution. The SM2704 supports the highest-level SD card standards: UHS-II bus interface and UHS Speed Class 3 (U3) featuring a maximum data read speed of up to 280MB/s…
  • China CCM makers expanding capacities

    21 September 2014, 11:50 pm

    China-based Sunny Optical Technology, Shenzhen O-film Tech and Truly Opto-electronics have been expanding production capacities for compact camera modules (CCMs) for smartphones and tablets, according to sources with Taiwan's supply chain.
  • Taiwan August unemployment rate at 4.08%, says DGBAS

    21 September 2014, 10:40 pm

    Taiwan had 473,000 jobless citizens in August 2014, equivalent to an unemployment rate of 4.08%, which rose by 0.06 ppt on month but dropped by 0.25 ppt on year, according to the Directorate-General of Budget, Accounting and Statistics (DGBAS).
  • Cree accuses Harvatek, Kingbright of patent infringement in US

    21 September 2014, 10:34 pm

    US-based Cree has filed patent infringement lawsuits with the US District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin against Taiwan-based LED packaging houses Harvatek and Kingbright Electronics, according to the company.
  • Tyntek to downsize capital by 33.73%

    21 September 2014, 10:26 pm

    LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Tyntek will reduce its paid-in capital by 33.73% from NT$3.61 billion (US$120 million) to NT$1.218 billion to cover cumulative losses and improve its financial health. The downsizing will be finished before November 3, 2014,…
  • Amazon announces new tablets

    19 September 2014, 4:18 am

    Amazon has introduced its latest tablet products, the new Fire HDX 8.9, Fire HD, Fire HD Kids Edition and two Kindles.
  • STMicroelectronics sees increasing MEMS applications in wearable, IoT markets

    19 September 2014, 4:14 am

    STMicroelectronics has shipped over 8.5 billion MEMS chips and expects applications for MEMS chips in the wearable device, fitness/health monitoring and Internet of Things (IoT) sectors to gain momentum, according to executive vice president Benedetto Vigna.
  • Worldwide market for HPC technical servers declines slightly in 2Q14, says IDC

    19 September 2014, 3:19 am

    Worldwide factory revenues for the high performance computing (HPC) technical server market declined modestly on year by 2.6% to US$2.45 billion in the second quarter of 2014, down from US$2.51 billion in the same period of 2013, according to IDC.
  • Lite-On Semi rolls out new full bridge rectifier diodes

    19 September 2014, 3:12 am

    Discrete component supplier Lite-On Semiconductor has released a new full bridge rectifier integrating its MOSFET chips and Schottky diodes for wireless charging applications.
  • Worldwide monitor shipments decline in 2Q14, says IDC

    19 September 2014, 3:10 am

    Worldwide monitor shipments totaled 32.5 million units in the second quarter of 2014, an on-year decline of 2.9%, according to IDC. IDC expects worldwide shipments to continue on their current trajectory, slipping to 107 million units for the full year 2018.
  • Energy storage for the grid expected to reach US$15.6 billion in annual revenues by 2024, says…

    19 September 2014, 2:59 am

    Developing energy storage that is viable for grid applications has been a goal of vendors and grid operators for a number of years. Recently a number of factors have begun to converge to bring that goal close to fruition. According to a new report from…
  • Digitimes Research: Intel cooperation with Fossil to develop smartwatches will help expand influence…

    19 September 2014, 2:37 am

    Intel's cooperation with Fossil to develop smartwatches equipped with Android Wear will help Intel expand its influence in the wearables market as well as extend Google's influence in the market.
  • China market: HTC to launch mid-range flagship HTC Desire 820

    19 September 2014, 2:24 am

    HTC will start marketing its mid-range flagship smartphone, the HTC Desire 820, a TD-LTE/FDD LTE-enabled model, in China on September 26. HTC also accepted pre-sale orders beginning on September 18.
  • Foxconn Brazil plant resumes production

    19 September 2014, 1:54 am

    Foxconn Electronics' (Hon Hai Precision Industry) plant in Brazil has resumed operations after the company enlisted a local arbitration court to resolve an employee strike.
  • Acer becomes candidate supplier for China procurement orders

    19 September 2014, 12:23 am

    The Central Government Procurement Center established by the China government through cooperation with China-based e-commerce operators Tmall and Suning, has set up the Central Government Procurement Online Store to host government procurement open-bids, and…
  • Sharp adjusts output at Kameyama fab to meet China handset demand, says report

    19 September 2014, 12:19 am

    Sharp has increased its proportion of small- to medium-size panel production at one of its LCD fabs to 50% in order to meet increased demand from China vendors, according to a report from Taiwan's Economic Daily News (EDN).
  • Semi material distributors Topco, Wah Lee brace for strong sales in 4Q14

    19 September 2014, 12:08 am

    Semiconductor material suppliers Topco Scientific and Wah Lee Industrial will see their sales momentum continue to the end of 2014, buoyed by the ramping of 28nm and 20nm process products by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), according to…
  • Digitimes Research: Taiwan panel makers plan to further develop on-cell touch for large-size…

    18 September 2014, 11:38 pm

    Taiwan panel makers plan to further develop embedded touch panels such as on-cell for use in large-size applications in addition to in-cell products, according to Digitimes Research.
  • China turns out 18.0GWp of solar-grade silicon wafers in 1H14, says CPIA

    18 September 2014, 11:19 pm

    China-based solar-grade crystalline silicon wafer makers recorded a total output of 18.0GWp in the first half of 2014, increasing 20% on year, according to the China Photovoltaic Industry Association (CPIA).
  • Taiwan TV panel makers see orders surge as China vendors slash TV prices

    18 September 2014, 11:17 pm

    Taiwan panel makers are seeing a surge of new panel orders from China-based TV vendors for 60- and 65-inch units as the vendors expect to see sales for the two sizes increase during the October 1 holiday period due to price cuts.
  • China market: Leading smartphone vendors beefing up retail, online marketing

    18 September 2014, 10:44 pm

    As the three mobile telecom carriers in the China market have reduced subsidies for smartphone plans, leading China-based smartphone vendors including Huawei Device, Lenovo, ZTE and Coolpad have been enhancing marketing through retail chains and online stores…
  • Spansion inks cross licensing agreement with Winbond

    18 September 2014, 10:34 pm

    Spansion has announced the signing of a cross-license agreement with Winbond Electronics, allowing both companies access to each other's flash memory patent portfolio.

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