« ASML optimistic about litho equipment demand in China
Lithography tool vendor ASML is optimistic about increases in demand from China's chipmaking industry, and believes it will land orders for extreme ultraviolet (EUV) litho equipment from China customers looking to make advanced 7nm chips, according to Shen Po, president of ASML China.
« Taiwan to build science park for smart machinery
A groundbreaking ceremony was held on September 17 for the Erlin Campus of the Central Taiwan Science Park (CTSP), paving the way for establishing a platform for the development of smart technology, smart machinery and biotechnology, while helping accelerate Taiwan's industrial transformation.
« Leadin offers AI-driven B2B wealth management solutions
Many tech startups are actively applying newly emerging technologies to carry out smart wealth management services amid the ever-expanding financial investment portfolios. Among them, Taiwan's Leadin Technology is dedicated to offering AI-driven wealth management solutions through its social trading platform named TradingValley.
« Thunder Power EV receives China investment
Thunder Power EV, a China-based electric vehicle (EV) maker, has received CNY240 million (US$35.01 million) in investment from a Chinese government fund, according to Shen Wei, CEO of its parent company, Thunder Power Holdings.
« Win Win Precision, GET to showcase PV modules at Energy Taiwan 2018
Win Win Precision Technology and Green Energy Technology (GET) will showcase their PV modules at Energy Taiwan 2018 during September 19-21.
« Acer expects gaming monitor sales to hike in 2018
Acer expects revenues generated from its gaming monitor line to register a double-digit increase in 2018, driven by strong sales of models with Ultra HD resolutions.
« Sigurd enjoys strong high-end chip probing demand
Strong high-end chip probing demand is prompting Sigurd Microelectronics to expand production capacity, according to the Taiwan-based company specializing in wafer probing and final testing of ICs.
« LG Display to ship 4 million OLED TV panels in 2018, says report
Having shipped 1.3 million OLED TV panels in the first half of 2018, LG Display is likely to ship nearly four million units of such panels in the year, according to a Korea-based <em>News1 Korea</em> report.
« IoT applications set to flourish in 2019-2020, says Advantech chairman
The IoT (Internet of Things) applications will see explosive development in 2019-2020 with total NB (narrow band)-IoT solutions to be fully incorporated into the smart city field, but no enterprises can fight single-handedly in the era, according to KC Liu, chairman of Advantech.
« NTU to work with Standford in biomedical AI
National Taiwan University (NTU) has signed an MoU with Stanford University's School of Medicine to jointly develop AI (artificial intelligence) applications for biomedicine, according to Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST).
« New iPhone shipments to reach 75-80 million units in 2H18, says report
Shipments of the just released new iPhone devices, the iPhone XS, XS Max and iPhone XR, will reach 75-80 million units in the second half of 2018, according to a Chinese-language <em>Commercial Times</em> report, citing Ming-chi Kuo, an ananlyst at China-based TianFeng Securities.
« FocalTech demands NT$790 million from Novatek for alleged patent infringement
FocalTech Systems has demanded at least NT$794 million (US$25.8 million) from fellow IC design company Novatek Microelectronics for allegedly infringing its patents related to TDDI chip solutions.
« Top-5 notebook brands and top-3 ODMs see increases in August shipments, says Digitimes Research
Worldwide top-5 notebook brands saw their combined shipments increase 11% on month in August as they began releasing new products and preparing inventory for the second half of the year. However, because of the shortages for Intel's entry-level and some mainstream processors, their combined shipments went down 4% on year in August, the first on-year decline in the past five months, while the on-month growth was also weaker than that of August 2017.
« Stay focused: Q&A with NXP executive Steve Owen
NXP Semiconductors has gone through several periods of restructuring since its departure from Philips, followed by privatization, and mergers and acquisitions. Steve Owen, executive vice president of sales and marketing at NXP, suggested that the company intends to be consistent despite all the changes brought to it.
« Fab equipment spending to hit all-time high in 2019, says SEMI
Global fab equipment spending will increase 14% this year to US$62.8 billion and is expected to rise 7.5% to US$67.5 billion in 2019, marking the fourth consecutive year of spending growth and the highest investment year for fab equipment in the history of the industry, according to SEMI.
« AI depends on quantity and quality of data, says HPE executive
How smart AI can be usually depends on the quantity and quality of data, and therefore enterprises have to protect and manage their data in an overall manner, allowing easier access to the data to boost machine learning efficiency, according to Goh Eng Lim, HPE's vice president and chief technology officer of high performance computing and AI.
« Huawei heats up competition in sub-CNY1,500 smartphone segment in China
Huawei has ushered in a new round of competition in the sub-CNY1,500 (US$218) smartphone market in China by introducing its Honor 8X series devices recently, starting at CNY1,399.
« Taiwan foundry revenues to rise 6.2% in 3Q18
Combined third-quarter 2018 revenues of Taiwan's foundry houses are estimated to rise 6.2% sequentially or inch up 1.6% on year to US$9.94 billion on a gradual pick-up in mobile communication chip foundry demand, according to Digitimes Research.
« Samsung Display heaping pressure on LG Display in OLED automotive panel sector
In spite of its status as one of the top-five suppliers of OLED automotive panels globally, LG Display is facing increasing challenge from Samsung Display, which is making headway in the field utilizing its superior production capacity, according to Digitimes Research.
« Intel to render best computing performance to IIoT systems, says China manager
While Industry 4.0 is changing people's current and future way of working, Intel is moving to fully deploy its technologies in every IoT node to make entire IoT system boast the best computing performance and facilitate wide applications of leading new technologies such as AI, smart Internet, and built-in information security mechanisms into IIoT (industrial IoT) applications, according to Xie Qingshan, Intel's China IoT marketing manager.
« Taiwan IC distributors enjoy seasonal pick-up in communication IC demand
A seasonal pick-up in communication IC demand is set to boost revenues at Taiwan-based IC distributors including WPG and WT Microelectronics in the third quarter of 2018, according to industry sources,
« China handset makers becoming mainstream brands
The leading group of smartphone brands in China, including Huawei, Xiaomi, Oppo, and Vivo, have actually become the mainstream vendors in the global market recently as they have greatly increased the economies of scale of their production capacity and implemented more effective product positioning strategies.
« Papago launches smart door lock
Own-brand GPS navigation device maker Papago has launched AL-8100, a smart electronic door lock, in Taiwan.
« Motech employees reportedly to face unstable work
Motech Industries' employees at a factory in northern Taiwan face unstable work as the solar cell maker has sharply reduced its production, according to Chinese-language newspaper <em>Commercial Times</em>.
« Darfon expects green energy business to break even in 4Q18
Darfon Electronics expects its green energy business mainly consisting of own-brand BESV smart electric bicycles, bicycle-use batteries, PV micro-inverters and energy storage devices to reach break-even point in fourth-quarter 2018 and become profitable beginning 2019, according to company chairman Andy Su.
« Apple supply chain makers facing uncertainty over new iPhone sales
Taiwan's makers in the iPhone supply chain are likely to face increasing uncertainty over their sales outlook for the fourth quarter of 2018 due to the high pricing of the just-released next-generation iPhone devices, according to industry sources.