As the number of LCD driver IC providers continues to decline due to low profitability, TFT-LCD makers are finding it increasingly important to forge close ties with the remaining industry players in order to maintain stable upstream supplies of LCD driver ICs.
Prices for 32" PDP panels have been driven down to unprofitable levels by continued price declines for LCD competition, according to industry sources.
PC vendors including Hewlett-Packard (HP), Dell, Acer and Asustek Computer want a considerably large reduction in ODM/OEM prices of Blu-ray Disc (BD) Combo and BD-ROM drives, but leading ODM/OEM makers are unwilling to lower current quotes, according to industry sources in Taiwan.
Worldwide silicon wafer area shipments grew over 6% during the second quarter of 2008 when compared to the first quarter of 2008 area shipments, according to the SEMI Silicon Manufacturers Group (SMG) in its quarterly analysis of the wafer industry
Prices of silicon carbide, a material for solar wafer cutting, have jumped sharply since last year, as China, the biggest supplier, has imposed export quotas on the material, according to industry sources.
First-tier notebook makers Quanta Computer, Compal Electronics, Wistron and Inventec all saw on-month revenues growth in July 2008.
Seeing its July sales sustain an upward trend, Phoenix Precision Technology (PPT) has delivered an optimistic outlook for the third quarter, with flip-chip (FC) and chip-scale packaging (CSP) substrate demand to be spurred by strong sales of low-cost...
Time Warner said it would split AOL's dial-up Internet and advertising businesses into separate divisions by early 2009 and reported a slightly higher-than-expected quarterly profit, citing strong cable advertising sales and films like "Sex and the City.
Unit sales of HTC Touch Diamond handsets are expected to reach the one-million mark by mid-August, less than three months after High Tech Computer (HTC) began to ship the handsets at the end of May, HTC CEO Peter Chou told reporters on August 4.
According to the latest research from Strategy Analytics, global mobile handset shipments grew a healthy 15% year-over-year, to reach 297 million units in the second quarter.
In the second quarter of 2008, tier one handset vendors enjoyed year-over-year unit shipment growth of between 15-22%.
Prices for 7" analog panels, which are mostly adopted for digital photo frames, have fallen to as low as US$15, a price that panel makers would not be able to derive profits from.
Chunghwa Picture Tubes (CPT) vice president Brian Lee has revealed the company is seeing branded LCD monitor and second-tier TV vendors trimming their shipments targets.
Asustek Computer plans to launch more Eee PCs designed to address different market segments, according to company president Jerry Shen.
Following the general trend of the semiconductor manufacturing food chain, the market for silicon on insulator (SOI) experienced a slowdown in sales growth in 2007.
There were 600.76 million subscribers for mobile communication services in China as of the end of June 2008
After strong plasma display panel (PDP) shipment growth in the first quarter this year, units increased 1% sequentially to 3.
AUO senior VP and general manager of IT display business group, Paul Peng has noted that AUO is planning to launch a 10-inch panel for netbooks in the third quarter this year.
Market sources noted that the main reasons for the less than stellar performance of Samsung Digital Media business in the second quarter was due to a price war the company was involved in for its TV and monitor businesses.
PND vendor Garmin has widened its gap against rival TomTom to 37 percentage points in the North American market in the second quarter of this year, compared to 23% points in the previous quarter and nine percentage points in the fourth quarter of 2007, according to the latest data available from market research firm the NPD Group.
With Intel introducing its new Centrino 2 platform and expecting strong growth in the notebook market this quarter, Taiwan notebook makers are stocking up on notebook-use ICs amid expectations that their shipments will increase by more than 20%