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11 Hours Ago   Germany-based Bosch generated revenues of NT$16.3 billion (US$529 million) in the Taiwan market in 2018, the highest-ever annual level with 24% growth on year, according to managing director Jan Hollmann for Robert Bosch Taiwan.

12 Hours Ago   Samsung Electronics is expected to benefit from the US placing a 25% tariff on tablets imported from China as almost all of the Korea-based vendor's tablet manufacturing is done at its plants in Vietnam and only around 1% is supplied by its plants in China.

12 Hours Ago   A recent US court verdict ordering Qualcomm to renegotiate patent licensing deals with customers in accordance with the FTC (Federal Trade Commission) Act may cripple its dominance of the global 5G mobile chipset market, providing an opening for rivals such as MediaTek, Unisoc, and HiSilicon to better tap into the market, according to industry sources.

12 Hours Ago   With the prospects of the financially-battered Japan Display (JUI) to secure new sources of funds in the Japanese market becoming dim after the company reported its fifth consecutive yearly net loss for fiscal 2018 recently, Suwa Investment Holdings, a consortium formed by Taiwan- and China-based companies, is likely to become a major shareholder of JDI through a conditional bailout deal, Digitimes Research believes.

13 Hours Ago   Pure-play foundries have seen order visibility for the third quarter of 2019 become blurred by the impact of the US trade ban on China's Huawei, according to industry sources.

13 Hours Ago   Despite escalating uncertainties of the US-China trade war, the memory sector is expected to embrace the largest-ever bull market starting 2020, driven by massive 5G applications, according to Simon Chen, chairman of Taiwan-based memory module maker Adata Technology.

16 Hours Ago   Taiwan recorded manufacturing production index (2016 as base year) of 104.30 for April 2019, decreasing 0.74% sequentially but increasing 0.94% on year, according to the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) on May 23.

16 Hours Ago   Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) has signed an agreement to license to All Cosmos Bio-Tech, a Malaysia-based composite fertilizer maker established by Taiwanese investors, its technology of depolymerizing lignocellulose into carbohydrates.

16 Hours Ago   Huawei is looking to step up purchases of memory chips from its Japan- and South Korea-based suppliers, including Toshiba Memory and SK Hynix, according to industry sources.

18 Hours Ago   Taiwan-based Spirox, which distributes packaging and testing equipment, has signed a new contract with National Instruments (NI) under which Spirox will sell NI's STS (semiconductor test system) facilities in the Greater China region.

18 Hours Ago   TSMC has aleady started volume production of chips built using 7nm N7+ technology, the foundry's first process node with EUV lithography, according to the pure-play foundry.

18 Hours Ago   TSMC continues fulfilling chip orders placed by Huawei and will maintain its supply to the China-based customer, according to the pure-play foundry, which also has reiterated its revenue forecast for 2019 of only slight growth.

Yesterday   Taiwan-based copper-clad laminate (CCL) firms including Asia Electronic Materials (AEM), Elite Materials (EMC), Iteq and Taiflex Scientific, are on track to build additional new production capacities in China to satisfy growing demand from their local customers, according to company sources.

Yesterday   Taiwan's five leading telecom operators have said that they will stop selling new smartphones made by Huawei due to concerns of after-sale services after Google stopped providing the Chinese smartphone vendor with vital software updates for its Android phones, according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily Newsreport.

Yesterday   Electronic and Optoelectronic System Research Laboratories (EOSRL) under government-sponsored Industrial Technology Research Institute has made a breakthrough in technology of mass transferring micro LED chips from sapphire-based epitaxial wafers onto substrates, according EOSRL general director Wu Chih-i.

Yesterday   Pegatron reportedly will start assembling Apple's MacBook and iPad devices via PT Sat Nusapersada, a local manufacturer in Batam, Indonesia in June, according to an Indonesian-language report from DetikInet.

Yesterday   IBM is set to commercialize its quantum computers in the next 3-5 years, when they can outperform existing supercomputers in terms of computing capability in some specific domains, according to Norishige Morimoto, director of IBM Research in Tokyo and global vice president at IBM.

Yesterday   China-based flat panel makers appear to have outraced their rivals in Korea, Taiwan and Japan, judging from the sales performances of individual players in the first quarter of 2019.

Yesterday   Globalfoundries has reiterated its focus on providing differentiated foundry services on a contract basis, and intends to keep all its existing manufacturing facilities worldwide to support its core operations, according to the company.

Yesterday   EMS provider Qisda has achieved growth by investing in firms whose businesses complement its own, with its 2018 consolidated revenues reaching a record at NT$4.576 billion (US$149 million), according to company chairman and CEO Peter Chen.

Yesterday   LED automotive lighting module maker Excellence Optoelectronics has obtained long-term orders with shipments scheduled through 2023, according to the company.

Yesterday   Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) has signed an EPC (engineering, procurement, construction) contract with Taiwan-based CSBC-DEME Wind Engineering for the latter to install wind turbines at two offshore wind farms to be developed by the former, according to CIP Taiwan.

Yesterday   Himax Technologies has introduced its ultra-low power, AI-based visual sensor for notebooks, with the solution already certified by Quanta Computer.

Yesterday   Taiwan AOI (automated optical inspection) specialist Machvision has seen efforts of its Bethel Unicorn Incubator Center gradually pay off, with two out of four startups incubated planning IPO launches, according to company chairman Collin Wang.

2 Days Ago   Apple has updated MacBook Pro with 8th- and 9th-generation Intel Core processors, bringing eight cores to MacBook Pro for the first time. MacBook Pro now delivers two times faster performance than a quad-core MacBook Pro and 40% more performance than a 6-core MacBook Pro, according to Apple.