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4 Hours Ago   Driven by sharp price falls for NAND flash chips, global shipments of SSDs are estimated to surge 20-25% in 2019 from 200 million units seen in 2018, and PCIe SSDs are expected to emerge as a new mainstream offering by the end of 2019 with a market share of 50% on a par with SATA SSDs, according to industry sources.

4 Hours Ago   E-paper solution provider E Ink Holdings (EIH) has reported net profits of NT$2.613 billion (US$84.84 million) for 2018 although revenues were down 6.5% on year to NT$14.208 billion.

4 Hours Ago   Networking/communication device maker Alpha Networks started developing and producing automotive mmWave (millimeter wave) radar sensors about eight years ago and has seen orders rising sharply following strategic cooperation with EMS provider Qisda, according to company chairman John Lee.

4 Hours Ago   Micron Technology has unveiled plans to idle up to 5% of DRAM wafer starts and also reduce its total NAND flash wafer starts by 5% in 2019, while expressing caution about sales performance in its third quarter of fiscal 2019.

5 Hours Ago   Alpha Networks will strive to swing back to profitability in 2019, buoyed by shipments of an array of new products, including Cloud-RAN (cloud of radio access network), 5G FWA (fixed wireless access) gateway, MEC (mobile edging computing) devices and mmWave smart automotive radars, according to company chairman John Lee.

5 Hours Ago   PCB maker Career Technology has decided to drop its plan of issuing common shares through private investment as it has to adjust its business operations to counter a substantial cut in orders from a major smartphone vendor, according to a recent company statement.

5 Hours Ago   Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) under ASE Technology Holding will have its antenna-in-package (AiP) technology ready for volume production for 5G mmWave applications, including handsets and various IoT devices, in the second half of 2019, according to sources familiar with the matter.

5 Hours Ago   General Interface Solution (GIS) is likely to be able to ramp up shipments of its in-display fingerprint sensors to Samsung Electronics starting the second quarter of 2019 after related shipments were delayed in the first quarter due to a yield rate issue, according to industry sources.

7 Hours Ago   NAND flash prices continue to fall dragging down SSD prices further, which will be driving the adoption of SSDs in enterprise and datacenter applications, according to industry observers.

7 Hours Ago   Apple has announced new AirPods, the second generation of the wireless headphones. The new Apple-designed H1 chip, developed specifically for headphones, delivers faster connect times, more talk time and the convenience of hands-free "Hey Siri," according to the vendor.

7 Hours Ago   China installed 44.26GWp in new PV power-generating facilities in 2018, according to National Energy Administration (NEA).

8 Hours Ago   Asustek Computer has reported net loss of NT$2.82 billion (US$91.5 million) or EPS of negative NT$3.80 for the fourth quarter of 2018, due mainly to a one-time loss of NT$6.2 billion stemming from its smartphone business restructuring.

8 Hours Ago   Seagate has announced it has teamed up with HP Enterprise (HPE) and Nvidia to develop its artificial intelligence (AI) platform Project Athena, with which the hard disc drive (HDD) maker's investments in clean room can be reduced by 20% and time spent on the manufacturing cut by 10%.

8 Hours Ago   Taiwan received export orders totaling US$28.90 billion in February 2019, decreasing 28.6% sequentially and 10.9% on year, according to the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA).

8 Hours Ago   Time-lapse camera maker Brinno has posted net profit of NT$31.8 million (US$1.03 million) with an EPS of NT$1.43 for 2018.

Yesterday   Mini LED automotive applications, including HUDs, backlighting of dashboard and entertainment displays, and screens of rear-view mirrors, will take off in car aftermarkets in 2019, according to industry sources.

Yesterday   Arcadyan Technology has reported net profits of NT$807 million (US$28.25 million) for 2018, increasing 43% from a year earlier. EPS for 2018 came to NT$4.61 compared to NT$3.21 a year earlier.

Yesterday   China has not yet announced 2019 feed-in tariff (FIT) rates for PV-generated electricity and subsidization rates for electric vehicle (EV) purchases, reportedly because it has yet to resolve its trade row with the US, according to industry sources.

Yesterday   TV ODM Amtran Technology has reported net profits of NT$182 million (US$5.9 million) or NT$0.19 per share for 2018.

Yesterday   HTC has tied up with Photon Engine, a cross platform multiplayer game backend service company, to jointly promote its Viveport VR content services, according to a company announcement.

Yesterday   Taiwan consumer IC designers are enjoying a significant shipment ramp-up in March, which may last into the second quarter, traditionally the high season for consumer electronics shipments, according to industry sources.

Yesterday   Siliconware Electronics (Fujian) under the ASE Technology Holding will be engaged in backend services for mainly communication ICs, with risk production set to kick off in the second half of 2019, according to industry sources.

Yesterday   Silicon wafer company GlobalWafers has reiterated its sales outlook for the first quarter of 2019, and claimed the majority of its production capacity this year is already being reserved by clients that have struck long-term deals with it.

Yesterday   The second largest China-based solar-grade mono-Si wafer maker Zhonghuan Semiconductor will invest CNY9 billion (US$1.34 billion) to set up a factory with annual production capacity of 25GWp in northern China, equivalent to capacity expansion by 167% from the current level of 15GWp, according to the company.

Yesterday   Global semiconductor production value may end its three-year growth streak in 2019, due partly to memory market demand likely to shrink in the year from 2018 and partly to global economic uncertainties resulting from the US-China trade war, according to Digitimes Research.