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Solomon Technology partners with UR for 3D vision technology development

Taiwan-based Solomon Technology, a 3D vision robot developer, has partnered with Universal Robots to integrate their technologies for robotic applications.

Certification service provider IST set for strong sales in 2018

Certification service firm Integrated Service Technology is braced for strong sales in 2018, buoyed by the commencement of two new factories and emerging multiple applications that come along with advanced semiconductor processes, automobile electronics and high-speed transmission.

Digitimes Research: Mobile operators looking for alternatives from unlicensed spectrum technology

With the popularity of the LTE-Advanced networks growing at a pace slower than expected in part due to the difficulty in securing sufficient spectrum resources, a growing number of telecom operators including AT&T, Verizon Wireless, Vodafone, Deutsche Telecom, NTT Docomo and China Mobile, have paid ...

IC designers to embrace lucrative smart speaker market in 2018

With global brand vendors aggressively venturing into the smart speaker market, the worldwide demand for smart speakers is likely to rise sharply to 30-50 million units in 2018, and the ensuing explosive growth in demand for related chips has prompted mobile and network communications chips ...

Cooling fan maker Power Logic scheduled for listing on December 28

Taiwan-based cooling fan maker Power Logic is scheduled to be listed on Taiwan Stock Exchange on December 28, according to company chairman Hsu Wen-fang.

Taiwan market: Nexstgo announces Avita brand consumer notebooks

Hong Kong-based notebook brand startup Nexstgo has announced its Liber series consumer notebooks under its Avita brand in Taiwan and will launch its enterprise SU and NS series products starting the first quarter of 2018.

Taiwan IC materials suppliers expect better revenue records in 2018

Taiwan's major semiconductor materials distributors such as Topco Scientific and Wah Lee Industrial have reported revenue increases in the first 11 months of 2017 and expect better records for 2018, mainly bolstered by increasing demand for silicon wafers, photoresists, and other advanced materials ...

Daxin growth driven by new products

Daxin Materials has reported significant growths in revenues and earnings for the first 11 months of 2017, buoyed by increased shipments of the company's newly developed PSA liquid crystals and polyimide alignment films for TV production.

China lighting firm selects Veeco MOCVD tools

Veeco Instruments has announced that it has received an order for multiple TurboDisc EPIK 868 gallium nitride metal organic chemical vapor deposition systems from China-based Focus Lightings Tech.

China camera module suppliers gaining ground in smartphone space

China-based suppliers of camera modules for smartphones such as O-film Technology and Holitech Technology have continued to expand their market share leveraging packaged module sales and strong support from local smartphone vendors, according to industry sources.

Veeco seeks to invalidate AMEC patent before Beijing IP court

Veeco Instruments has announced that it is preparing to appeal to the Beijing IP Court against the decision previously made by the Patent Reexamination Board regarding the validity of patent ZL201220056049.5 held by Advanced Micro-Fabrication Equipment .

Everyyoung to cooperate with Materialise

Everyyoung BioDimension, a provider of customized design services for medical auxiliary devices, will cooperate with Materialise to introduce the Belgium-based firm's medical software solution Mimics and related training programs to strengthen its capability of developing medical 3D printing, ...

Alibaba applies AI to Shanghai subway

Alibaba Group Holding and affiliated Ant Financial Services have together inked a pact with Shanghai Shentong Metro Group to apply AI technologies to the operation of the eastern Chinese city's subway system.

Notebook ODMs see rising shipments in November

Taiwan-based notebook ODMs have announced their November shipments with Quanta Computer shipping 3.9 million units, up from 3.5 million in October. Quanta's notebook shipments reached 38.7 million in the period from January to November.

China state-run firm procures 3.4GWp of PV modules

State Power Investment Corp , a China state-run power investment company, has announced winners of bids for supplying PV modules for power stations with total installation capacity of 3.4GWp and inverters supporting 3.85GWp, according to China-based media reports.

Lens module makers see on-month growth in November revenues

Lens module maker Asia Optical has reported November consolidated revenues of NT$1.578 billion increasing 1.86% sequentially and 8.89% on year. Fellow makers Kinko Optical and Genius Electronic Optical have posted NT$294 million and NT$930 million respectively, for the month.

Taiwan market: Canon launches PowerShot G1 X Mark III

Canon has launched PowerShot G1 X Mark III, a digital bridge camera, in the Taiwan market at a recommended retail price of NT$33,990 .

Pegatron reports decreased revenues for November

Pegatron has reported consolidated revenues of NT$121.83 billion for November 2017, representing a 26.82% drop on month and 3.19% drop on year.

Lite-On Tech revenues drop on year in November

Lite-On Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$18.527 billion for November 2017, representing a 5.06% increase on month and 13.17% drop on year.

Radiant Opto reports increased revenues for November

Radiant Opto-Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$5.026 billion for November 2017, representing a 4.99% increase on month and 3.17% increase on year.

D-Link revenues drop on year in November

D-Link has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.728 billion for November 2017, representing a 8.1% increase on month and 15.84% drop on year.

Foxconn Technology revenues surge 140% on year in November

Foxconn Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$20.179 billion for November 2017, representing a 5.03% drop on month and 140.96% increase on year.

Foxconn November revenues hit record

Foxconn Electronics has announced consolidated revenues of NT$569.6 billion for November, growing 17.33% on month and 18.5% on year to reach the highest-ever monthly level. Combined consolidated revenues for the first 11 months of 2017 were NT$4.03 trillion, up 3.33% from the same period a ...

Sharp faces succession issues

Tai Jeng-wu, president and CEO of Sharp, is facing a dilemma as to whether he should step down from his current post or continue to play the role that he has been playing at the Japan firm for the past 16 months.

IC distributor ANSTek sees bright prospect for 1H18

Taiwan semiconductor sales agent Answer Technology expects bright business prospects for the first half of 2018, as it has secured high-end, lucrative product lines including analog devices from ADI, FPGA chips from Xilinx, and high-speed transmission chips from Taiwan's ASMedia Technology, which ...

Apple Watch 3 shipment growth to benefit Taiwan IC packagers in 2018

Shipments of Apple Watch 3 are expected to surge 20% on year to reach 23-25 million units in the coming year, which will greatly benefit Taiwan players in the supply, particularly backend packaging and testing service providers, according industry sources.

TSMC November revenues flat

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Compay has announced its consolidated revenues for November 2017 reached NT$93.15 billion , a decrease of 1.4% from October 2017 and an increase of 0.1% from November 2016.

UMC sees November revenues decrease

United Microelectronics Corporation has reported consolidated revenues of NT$12.155 billion for November 2017, representing a 11.98% drop on month and 5.89% drop on year.

Wistron November revenues up 20% on year

Wistron has reported consolidated revenues of NT$89.121 billion for November 2017, representing a 0.74% drop on month and 20.23% increase on year.

Altek reports on-year drop for November revenues

Altek has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.033 billion for November 2017, representing a 32.29% increase on month and 12.06% drop on year.

Gigabyte revenues up 21% on year in November

Gigabyte Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$5.543 billion for November 2017, representing a 25.25% increase on month and 21.14% increase on year.

Inventec revenues up almost 20% on year in November

Inventec has reported consolidated revenues of NT$45.043 billion for November 2017, representing a 4.32% increase on month and 19.66% increase on year.

Elan revenues increase 12.65% on year in November

Elan Microelectronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$634 million for November 2017, representing a 2.17% drop on month and 12.65% increase on year.

Accton revenues up in November

Accton Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.339 billion for November 2017, representing a 15.71% increase on month and 16.64% increase on year.

Foxlink reports increased revenues for November

Foxlink has reported consolidated revenues of NT$10.824 billion for November 2017, representing a 15.75% increase on month and 18.14% increase on year.

Tech infringement lawsuits casting clouds on China memory sector

China's memory industry is moving at full throttle to develop its own production technology, but its development pace is likely to be dragged down by emerging trade secrets and technology patents infringement lawsuits against China memory makers, including a recent one filed by the US-based Micron ...

Quanta Cloud to team up with Intel, RedHat to develop 5G cloud solutions

Quanta Cloud Technology , a datacenter solution subsidiary of Quanta Computer, will team up with Intel and RedHat to set up a telecom solution laboratory in the Silicon Valley in February 2018, according to QCT president Mike Yang.

Nvidia announces Titan V

Nvidia has introduced Volta-based Titan V GPU for the PC, saying its 21.1 billion transistors deliver 110 teraflops, 9x that of its predecessor.

MediaTek reports decreased revenues for November

MediaTek has announced revenues of NT$20.739 billion for November, down 1.3% on month and 11.8% on year. For the first 11 months of 2017, revenues totaled NT$219.56 billion, decreasing 13.61% from a year earlier.

AOET ordered to pay Largan damages for trade secret theft

Taiwan's Intellectual Property Court has ordered optical lens module maker Ability Opto-Electronics Technology pay NT$1.522 billion in damages to fellow maker Largan Precision for stealing the latter's business secrets.

Solartech offers choices for employees to be laid off

Solar cell maker Solartech Energy has said it has offered 83 employees to be laid off choices to be relocated to Neo Soar Power or Gintech Energy.

Taiwan November exports hit record

Taiwan's export value totaled US$28.88 billion in November 2017, the highest-ever monthly level with growths of 4.9% sequentially and 14.0% on year, while the month's import value reached US$22.92 billion, up 2.6% sequentially and 9.0% on year, according to the Ministry of Finance .

AMEC wins patent lawsuit against Veeco subsidiary in China

A Chinese court has granted China-based Advanced Micro-Fabrication Equipment's motion for an injunction preventing Veeco Instruments' subsidiary in Shanghai from importing, manufacturing and selling MOCVD sets and related wafer carriers that infringe AMEC's patent, with the non-appealable injunction ...

Edison Opto expects strong growth in LED automotive lighting shipments in 2018

LED packaging service provider Edison Opto began shipping LED automotive taillights and indoor lights on an OEM basis in October 2017 and expects such shipments to significantly increase in 2018, according to the company.

Delta Electronics posts record November revenues

Power supply maker and energy management solution developer Delta Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$21.113 billion for November, hitting the highest-ever monthly level with increases of 8.59% on month and 9.28% on year.

Innolux November revenues up sequentailly

Innolux saw its consolidated revenues grow 10.6% on month to NT$27.4 billion in November, buoyed by increased shipments of large-sized flat panels. The monthly figures, however, showed a decline of 6.2% from a year earlier.

Acer sees revenue growth in November

Acer has announced consolidated revenues of NT$23.61 billion for November, representing a 5.13% increase on month and 3.89% increase on year.

Asustek reports on-month revenue growth for November

Asustek Computer has announced consolidated revenues of NT$42.13 billion for November, up 21.55% on month, but down 13.54% on year.

Taiwan IC packagers eyeing auto chip orders from IDMs

As the automotive-use chip sector is emerging as a new niche market with great development potential, Taiwan IC packaging and testing service providers are gearing up to scramble for orders from major international IDMs supplying automotive chips, according to industry sources.

Quanta showcases medical innovations at Taiwan Healthcare + Expo 2017

Quanta Computer, together with its Taiwan distributor Leosys, is showcasing its QOCA brand remote healthcare, bedside care and cloud computing conference systems at Taiwan Healthcare + Expo 2017 in Taipei from December 7-10.