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« Micro LED commercialization hinges on mass transfer technology, says Digitimes Research

Commercialization of micro LED applications hinges on when the technological bottleneck of mass transfer, a key process in manufacturing micro LED displays, can be overcome, according to Digitimes Research.

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« Soft-World 2018 profit hits 4-year high

Online game developer Soft-World International has posted net profit of NT$461.3 million (US$15.0 million) for 2018, the highest since 2015.

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« AI-enhanced manufacutring: Q&A with Seagate executive VP Jeffrey Nygaard

Seagate has teamed up with HPE and Nvidia to release an AI-based manufacturing platform, Project Athena, in line with the concepts of Industry 4.0, as artificial intelligence gradually spreads into various industries.

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« Gudeng to see EUV reticle pod shipments take off in 2019

Taiwan-based semiconductor equipment maker Guden Precision Industrial expects to see sharp revenue increases in 2019, mainly bolstered by the take-off of its shipments of EUV reticle pods developed following nine years of efforts, according to company chairman Bill Chiu.

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« Tencent nets over CNY78.7 billion for 2018

China-based Internet service provider Tencent Holdings has reported net profit of CNY78.719 billion (US$11.91 billion) for 2018.

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« Posiflex, Flytech post profits for 2018

POS (point of sale/service) device makers Posiflex Technology and Flytech Technology posted net EPS of NT$8.52 (US$0.28) and NT$5.60, respectively, for 2018.

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« TSMC gaining foundry steam from China IC design houses

TSMC has seen a significant pickup in foundry demand for AI, IoT and 5G chips from China's IC design sector and global tech firms seeking to develop chips on their own, according to industry sources.

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« New TSMC 8-inch fab to fulfill robust automotive chip orders

TSMC's new 8-inch wafer fab to be built in Tainan will have its capacity mostly fulfill robust orders for automotive chips from STMicroelectronics and other dedicated chipmakers, according to industry sources.

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« Demand outlook for new iPads weak

Apple has recently released its new iPad Air and iPad mini, but sources from the upstream supply chain have pointed out that the new tablets' shipments are unlikely to pick up until the second-quarter 2018.

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« Lite-On Semi to enjoy double-digit revenue increase in 2Q19

Lite-On Semiconductor, a maker of discrete and analog IC components, is expected to see its second-quarter revenues register a double-digit sequential growth as it will soon kick off volume shipments of GPP (glass passivated package) bridge rectifiers needed for Apple's wireless charger AirPower, according to industry sources.

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« GET to be delisted in early May

Solar-grade poly-Si wafer maker Green Energy Technology (GET) will be delisted from the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TWSE) on May 2, 2019 because its net assets value per share fell to negative NT$5.53 (US$0.18) at the end of 2018, according to TWSE.

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« Accton reports record high profits for 2018

Networking device maker Accton Technology has reported its net profits increased 15.3% on year to hit a record high of NT$2.952 billion (US$95.81 million) in 2018. The earnings translated into an EPS of NT$5.33 for the year.

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« Chin-Poon reports decreased revenues, earnings for 2018

Automotive PCB maker Chin-Poon Industrial has reported decreased revenues and earnings for 2018 due to production losses resulting from a fire that broke out at its production line in Taoyuan, Taiwan in the first half of the year that killed seven people and damaged its production facilities.

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« CCL maker TUC reports robust earnings growth for 2018

Copper clad laminate (CCL) maker Taiwan Union Technology (TUC) has reported robust earnings growth for 2018 on increased shipments of CCL products to the networking device and server sectors.

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« Smart LED streetlamps can facilitate 5G base station deployments

Smart LED streetlamps, already a multipurpose fixture that can monitor environment, traffic, public security, and display public information, may be given one more job in smart city developments: 5G base station equipment can be installed on lamp posts.

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« New Kinpo Goup launches smart skin-care mirror

New Kinpo Group has unveiled HiMirror Mini, a smart skin-care mirror, for launch in the Taiwan market at a recommended retail price of NT$5,990 (US$194).

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« SAS nets NT$3.36 per share for 2018

Sino-American Silicon Products (SAS) has reported net profit of NT$1.951 billion (US$63.31 million) and net EPS of NT$3.36 for 2018.

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« Thingnario integrates AI, domain know-how to boost yield rates

Taiwan startup Thingnario, a data-driven and intelligent industrial solution provider, is teaming up with domestic machinery makers to integrate industrial domain know-how and digitalize the experiences of veteran engineers, so as to work out effective AI-based solutions to help provide makers with accurate production decisions, according to company chairman WC Chang.

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« Spirox, ShibaSoku team up

Taiwan-based Spirox, which distributes packaging and testing equipment, has signed a new contract with Japan's ShibaSoku under which Spirox will sell ShibaSoku's semiconductor test equipment in the Greater China region.

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« PCIe SSD rising as mainstream, to grab 50% market share in 2019

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.

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« EIH reports strong earnings for 2018

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.

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« Alpha Networks sees increasing orders for automotive radar sensors via cooperation with Qisda

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.

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« Micron to cut DRAM, NAND flash output 5%

<p class="P1" data-reactid="11">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.

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« Alpha Networks eyeing Cloud-RAN, EMC business opportunities

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.

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« PCB maker Career Tech drops private placement plan

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.

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« ASE to roll out AiP technology for 5G mmWave

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.

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« GIS to ramp up in-display fingerprint sensor shipments to Samsung starting 2Q19

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.

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