DIGITIMES English version providing daily news about Asia's IT industry






11,6 položek/den

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.

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.

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.

Micron to cut DRAM, NAND flash output 5%

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Falling NAND flash prices to drive SSD adoption in enterprise, datacenter apps

NAND flash prices continue to fall dragging down SSD prices further, which will be driving the adoption of SSDs in enterprise and datacenter applications, according to industry observers.

Apple announces second-generation AirPods

Apple has announced new AirPods, the second generation of the wireless headphones. The new Apple-designed H1 chip, developed specifically for headphones, delivers faster connect times, more talk time and the convenience of hands-free "Hey Siri," according to the vendor.

PV installation capacity of 44.26HWp added in China in 2018, says NEA

China installed 44.26GWp in new PV power-generating facilities in 2018, according to National Energy Administration (NEA).

Asustek sees losses in 4Q18

Asustek Computer has reported net loss of NT$2.82 billion (US$91.5 million) or EPS of negative NT$3.80 for the fourth quarter of 2018, due mainly to a one-time loss of NT$6.2 billion stemming from its smartphone business restructuring. The company's net profits for 2018 went down 73% on year to arrive at only NT$4.24 billion with EPS reaching NT$5.70, a new low since 2009.

Seagate partners with HPE and Nvidia to develop AI-based manufacturing platform

Seagate has announced it has teamed up with HP Enterprise (HPE) and Nvidia to develop its artificial intelligence (AI) platform Project Athena, with which the hard disc drive (HDD) maker's investments in clean room can be reduced by 20% and time spent on the manufacturing cut by 10%.

Taiwan February exports down

Taiwan received export orders totaling US$28.90 billion in February 2019, decreasing 28.6% sequentially and 10.9% on year, according to the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA).

Brinno nets NT$1.43 per share for 2018

Time-lapse camera maker Brinno has posted net profit of NT$31.8 million (US$1.03 million) with an EPS of NT$1.43 for 2018.
© 2000-2019 ANNECA s.r.o., Klíšská 977/77, 400 01 Ústí nad Labem, Tel: +420 478571021, Email: info@hearea.com, Twitter: @hreader