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  • GaN LEDs in automotives to reach US$1 billion in 2014, says IHS

    22 October 2014, 4:10 am

    The market for GaN packaged LEDs in automotive applications is forecast to reach the US$1 billion mark in 2014 for the first time, according to IHS.
  • Wearable sensor market to expand sevenfold in 5 years, says IHS

    22 October 2014, 4:01 am

    Driven by rising demand for fitness and health monitoring features as well as by improved user interfaces, shipments of sensors used in wearable electronic devices will rise by a factor of seven from 2013-2019, according to IHS.
  • Motherboard players and Intel to face challenges over CPU product line management in 2Q15

    22 October 2014, 3:25 am

    Intel will have a total of four CPU product lines for the desktop market in the second quarter of 2015: the new 14nm Broadwell series and Skylake-S series which are both set to launch in the quarter; the existing 22nm Haswell Refresh series and the…
  • China companies to raid talent from Taiwan semiconductor industry

    22 October 2014, 3:14 am

    China-based companies reportedly plan to raid talent from Taiwan's semiconductor industry offering monthly pay equal or higher than five-fold that received in Taiwan currently, according to industry sources.
  • Aurora invests in GIT to beef up 3D printing business

    22 October 2014, 3:12 am

    Aurora, a distributor of office automation machines and furniture in the Taiwan and China markets, on October 21 announced the investment of NT$113 million (US$3.7 million) for a 55% stake in General Integration Technology (GIT), a sales agent of 3D printers…
  • TV panel pricing increases in October

    22 October 2014, 3:07 am

    Pricing for 32-inch open cell TV panels has increased US$1 to US$91 during the latter part of October while that for 42-inch 60Hz open cell units also increased US$1 to US$140.
  • TPCA Show 2014 to take place from October 22-24

    22 October 2014, 3:02 am

    The TPCA Show 2014 will take place at the Taiwan World Trade Center, Nangang Exhibition Hall from October 22-24. A total of 362 exhibitors will display their latest products across 1,334 booths.
  • TV vendors aim to ship 34 million Ultra HD TVs in 2015

    22 October 2014, 2:49 am

    TV vendors aim to ship 34 million Ultra HD TVs in 2015, up 120% on year, according to supply chain sources.
  • Taiwan attracts foreign direct investment of over US$3.6 billion in January-September, says MOEA

    22 October 2014, 12:16 am

    Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) has said it approved 2,567 foreign direct investment projects (except from China) totaling US$3.620 billion in January-September 2014, respectively increasing 11.22% and decreasing 0.18% on year.
  • SAS reportedly to raise funds for acquisitions

    22 October 2014, 12:05 am

    Solar wafer maker Sino-American Silicon Products (SAS) plans to issue new shares to raise paid-in capital by NT$8-10 billion (US$264-330 million) ahead of a move to list its subsidiary GlobaWafers on Taiwan's over-the-counter (OTC) securities market, according…
  • Chunghwa Telecom participates in NCP submarine cable construction

    21 October 2014, 11:44 pm

    Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) has announced its participation in a joint-venture constructing and maintaining the New Cross Pacific Cable (NCP), a submarine cable system linking Taiwan, China, South Korea, Japan and the US.
  • AUO sets up PV systems totaling 23.4MWp in Taiwan

    21 October 2014, 11:35 pm

    TFT-LCD panel maker AU Optronics (AUO) has extended business operation to EPC (engineering, procurement, construction) services for setting up PV systems and has set up PV systems with total installation capacity of 23.4MWp in Taiwan, according to the company.
  • North America semiconductor equipment industry posts book-to-bill ratio of 0.94 in September, says…

    21 October 2014, 10:33 am

    North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted US$1.17 billion in orders worldwide in September 2014 (three-month average basis) and a book-to-bill ratio of 0.94, according to SEMI. A book-to-bill of 0.94 meant that US$94 worth of orders…
  • Taiwan Li-ion battery makers look to data center applications

    21 October 2014, 10:31 am

    Taiwan-based Li-ion battery module makers, in view of weak global demand for notebooks and slow growth in tablet sales, are looking to new business opportunities from data center UPS systems, according to the makers.
  • Samsung, TSMC Solid State Lighting reportedly to quit LED lighting business, say Taiwan makers

    21 October 2014, 10:23 am

    Samsung Electronics will reportedly withdraw from the global LED lighting market due to low-price pressure from China-based makers, while Taiwan-based TSMC Solid State Lighting will reportedly cease operations, according to industry sources.
  • Apple announces financial results for fiscal 4Q14

    21 October 2014, 10:19 am

    Apple has announced financial results for its fiscal 2014 fourth quarter that ended September 27, 2014. The company posted quarterly revenues of US$42.1 billion and quarterly net profit of US$8.5 billion, or US$1.42 per diluted share. These results compare to…
  • Bitcoin mining ASIC supplier Alchip to debut on TSE

    21 October 2014, 10:15 am

    Alchip Technologies, a Taiwan-based fabless IC design house specializing in Bitcoin mining ASICs, will debut on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE) on October 28. Alchip posted revenues of NT$3.46 billion (US$113.95 million) in the first three quarters of 2014.
  • Intel may stop providing subsidies for mobile solutions; switch to providing support through…

    21 October 2014, 4:06 am

    With better-than-expected performance in the third quarter of 2014, some market watchers have speculated that Intel will stop providing subsidies for its mobile device solutions to eliminate losses from the business; however, sources from PC players believe…
  • Apple likely to supply more iPhone 6 Plus to satisfy strong demand from China, say sources

    21 October 2014, 4:03 am

    Apple may have to adjust again the supply ratios of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus due to higher than expected demand for the iPhone 6 Plus in China, according to industry sources.
  • Global smart water meter market to eclipse US$1 billion in 5 years, says IHS

    21 October 2014, 3:55 am

    As the fastest-growing segment of the global water meter industry, the worldwide market for two-way smart meters is set to surpass the US$1 billion mark for the first time in 2019, with managed services, analytics and smart water network adoption all combining…
  • Investment in dynamic Volt/VAR control architectures to total US$17.7 billion from 2014-2023, says…

    21 October 2014, 3:15 am

    Making the power grid more flexible, resilient, and efficient is the single most important objective for electric utilities today. A number of voltage-adjustment and reactive power correction technologies, grouped under the heading of dynamic voltage and VAR…
  • iEnergy launches second-generation micro-inverter

    21 October 2014, 3:11 am

    Taiwan-based iEnergy has launched own-brand second-generation micro-inverters for use in 245-250W PV modules made of P-type polycrystalline silicon solar cells with energy conversion rates of 19-20%, according to the company.
  • TV vendors look to upcoming holiday periods for Ultra HD TV development

    21 October 2014, 3:09 am

    With 50-inch Ultra HD TVs from Vizio now being offered below US$1,000 in addition to units from other vendors priced around US$1,200-1,300, TV vendors aim to see whether consumers in North America will turn to purchasing Ultra HD units over the holiday season…
  • Apple panel supply to come mainly from LG

    21 October 2014, 2:28 am

    iPhone 6 panel supply will mainly come from LG Display and Sharp while that for iPhone 6 Plus will come from LG and JDI.
  • Lenovo to set up secondary brand for mobile devices

    21 October 2014, 2:13 am

    The Lenovo Group has announced that it will create a new company to focus on sales of smart devices and services through Internet. The new company will operate under a separate name and brand starting April 1, 2015.
  • Tablet panel pricing remaining flat in October

    21 October 2014, 2:06 am

    Tablet panel pricing has remained flat so far in October 2014, with 7-inch IPS/FFF panels at US$25 and 10.1-inch IPS/FFF panels ranging from US$34-38, according to statistics from DisplaySearch.
  • China Mobile January-September profit down on year

    21 October 2014, 1:56 am

    China Mobile has posted consolidated revenues of CNY481.235 billion (US$78.07 billion) for January-September 2014, increasing 3.9% on year, while its net profit of CNY82.602 billion decreased 9.7%.
  • Global smartphone shipments grow 9.1% in 3Q14, says WitsView

    21 October 2014, 12:08 am

    Global smartphone shipments grew 9.1% to reach 310 million units in the third quarter of 2014, and iPhone 6 shipments surpassed Apple's target of 73.5 million units to reach 80 million units, according to a report from WitsView.
  • Taiwan market: 4G users to reach 3 million by year-end 2014, says CHT chairman

    20 October 2014, 11:59 pm

    The number of 4G mobile communication subscribers in Taiwan will continue increasing to three million by the end of 2014, accounting for 13% of Taiwan's population, according to Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) chairman Rick Tsai.
  • Taiwan science parks January-August total revenues up 1.75% on year, says MOST

    20 October 2014, 11:49 pm

    The government-run Hsinchu Science Park (HSP), Southern Taiwan Science Park (STSP) and Central Taiwan Science Park (CTSP) generated combined revenues of NT$1.459 trillion (US$48.64 billion) in January-August 2014, growing 1.75% on year, according to the…

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