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3 Hours Ago   Tainma Microelectronics has come out as the top vendor of LTPS TFT LCD panel maker in China thanks to its early deployment in the segment and the ramp-up of related production capacity, according to Digitimes Research.

3 Hours Ago   Glass passivated package (GPP) bridge rectifier orders for Apple's AirPower continue to pull in, according to sources at related suppliers, who expect shipments for the wireless charger to boost further when it becomes available later in 2019.

3 Hours Ago   Corning has unveiled its latest glass substrates for the semiconductor industry - an enhanced line of glass carrier wafers optimized for fan-out processes.

4 Hours Ago   Taiwan's export orders totalled US$43.38 billion in December 2018, down 10.5% on year, the largest decline since May 2016, according to statistics released by the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA).

4 Hours Ago   New Android-based smartphones rolled out for 2019 will have some core components upgraded, particularly the upgrade to 10GB or more RAM in flagship devices, according to industry sources.

4 Hours Ago   Server DRAM contract prices are expected to fall by more than 20% sequentially in the first quarter of 2019, according to DRAMeXchange, which estimated previously a smaller 15% drop.

23 Hours Ago   Acer so far in January 2019 has already obtained two procurement orders for high-performance computing (HPC) products for artificial intelligence (AI) applications and is looking to outperform its 2018 record of 12 cases in 2019, according to Acer Pan Asia Pacific president Andrew Hou.

23 Hours Ago   EMS provider Qisda is making efforts to develop AIoT smart solutions for retail operations through cooperation with partners, according to the company.

23 Hours Ago   Taiwan-based communications equipment maker Senao Networks is planning to significantly boost monthly pays for new production workers in order to smoothen recruitment of new workforce at a planned new plant in northern Taiwan, according to company chairman Tommy Tsai.

Yesterday   Acer is planning to focus on promoting its gaming PCs in 2019, eying to boost related revenues by 50% on year, according to company president of the Pan Asia Pacific region Andrew Hou.

Yesterday   Taiwan's production value of LCD driver ICs is expected to grow 17% on year in the fourth quarter of 2018 driven by rising unit shipments and prices propelled by growing demand for large-size panels and high resolution displays from the smartphone sector, as well as tight capacity at foundry houses and COF (chip on film) packaging players, according to Digitimes Research.

Yesterday   Sharp price falls for NAND flash chips have driven up the penetration of SSDs in smart notebooks, servers and datacenters, which will significantly bolster revenue performances of memory backend service houses including Powertech Technology (PIT) and Orient Semiconductor Electronics in 2019, according to industry sources.

Yesterday   Demand for 5G infrastructure materials will grow exponentially in the next few years, generating many business opportunities for smaller suppliers of copper-clad laminates (CCL), which may change the competition scenario of the entire CCL sector, according to industry sources.

Yesterday   China's vendors are likely to adopt a pricing strategy selling their 5G smartphones at about CNY500 (US$74) more than their current price ranges to increase profitability in 2019, according to sources from Taiwan's handset supply chain.

Yesterday   Smartphone lens module maker Largan Precision has disclosed it has signed a deal to acquire from machine tool maker Leadwell CNC Machines Mfg. a plant with total floor area of 13,221 square meters and land area of 24,406 square meters (6.03 acres) in Taichung, central Taiwan, at NT$1.824 billion (US$59.2 million).

Yesterday   POS (point of sale/service) device maker Flytech Technology has discloed that via its wholly-owned subsidiary FeiShiun Investment, it has invested NT$42 million (US$1.36 million) to set up aiXpert Solutions, which it owns 70%.

Yesterday   Taiwan Intelligent Robotics (TIRC) has disclosed it has developed customized humanoid baccarat dealer robots for casinos in Macau.

Yesterday   China-based LED chip makers had high inventory levels exceeding CNY6 billion (US$871 million) at year-end 2018 due to weak demand, according to industry sources.

Yesterday   Backend house GEM Services, which specializes in packaging services for semiconductor power devices, is expected to enjoy another year of record-high revenues in 2019 thanks to robust demand for MOSFET chips, according to market observers.

Yesterday   EMS provider Lite-On Technology has reported its smart LED streetlamp shipments doubled in 2018 on year, accounting for 10% of total LED streetlamp shipments.

Yesterday   Japan-based Toshiba Memory Corp (TMC), now the world's No. 2 supplier of NAND flash memory chips with nearly 20% market share, is striving at full throttles to rival top supplier Samsung Electronics by advancing its IPO listing to the second half of 2019 from 2021 and enhancing cooperation with No. 3 player Western Digital (WD) to enforce capacity expansions.

Yesterday   Widespread adoption of voice assistants such as Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa is spurring burgeoning growth of IoT devices, which were on exhibit throughout the show floors of CES 2019.

3 Days Ago   Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has disclosed its intention of renegotiating prices with its silicon wafer suppliers aiming to cut the foundry's manufacturing costs.

3 Days Ago   Taiwan Mobile has announced to partner with Asus Cloud, a cloud computing service affiliate of Asustek Computer, to offer storage cloud services to Taiwan's small- to medium-size enterprises in areas including multimedia, education, manufacturing and trading, according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily Newsreport.

3 Days Ago   Wistron and its partners from an autonomous driving development team including several IT and bus companies in Taiwan and National Taiwan University (NTU), have unveiled their latest progress on the development of a car cloud computing service platform that integrates infotainment system, AIoT (AI+IoT), communication and big data analysis, according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News report.