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GSEO sees rising capacity utilization

Smartphone-use lens module maker Genius Electronic Optical (GSEO) constructed three factories in southeastern China in 2019, with production capacity at one of them already fully utilized, according to the company.

Notebook panel demand to remain strong in 3Q20

Demand for notebook panels in the third quarter of 2020 will remain robust having seen strong orders during the second quarter supporting pandemic-induced remote work and study, according to industry sources.

Orsted and TSMC sign wind power purchase agreement

Orsted and TSMC have signed a corporate power purchase agreement (CPPA) where the foundry house will offtake the full production from the former's 920MW offshore wind farm in central Taiwan.

Artilux teaming up with TSMC

Artilux has announced that through its collaboration with TSMC, the company has developed its fully compliant all optical HDMI 2.1 IC solutions based on CMOS technology.

Microsoft releases new Surface devices in Taiwan

Microsoft has launched three new Surface products, the Book 3, Go 2 and Pro X, in Taiwan, targeting the work-from-home user group.

GlobalWafers sees revenue rebound above NT$5 billion in June

Silicon wafer manufacturer GlobalWafers saw its revenue increase 16.8% sequentially to a nearly one-year high of NT$5.06 billion (US$171.9 million) in June 2020.

Foxconn sees decreased June revenues

EMS provider Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$360.532 billion (US$12.25 billion) for June, decreasing 6.83% sequentially and 9.08% on year.

Highlights of the day: MediaTek slows down mmWave chip launch

The penetration of mmWave in the 5G market will be slower than expected. MediaTek reportedly has decided to push back its launch of mmWave 5G SoC lineup to 2021, with Chinese handset vendors now mainly focusing on sub-6GHz. It remains to be seen how strong the demand for 5G smartphones will be in second-half 2020, and memory chip prices may fall if smartphone sales disappoint. But the notebook ...

Chicony Power reports record sales for June

Chicony Power Technology has reported consolidated sales of NT$3.069 billion (US$104.17 million) for June, hitting a record for the fourth consecutive month with growth of 4.19% sequentially and 3.18% on year.

INT develops display modules for standalone XR devices

Taiwan-based AMOLED display solution developer Innovative and Transformation (INT) has developed an ultra-low power native RGB near-eye display module for applications in standalone XR devices, according to company sources.

Chinese passive components makers revving up MLCC capacity expansion

Chinese makers of passive components have been keen on capacity expansions for high-end MLCC capacitors, providing lucrative business opportunities for Taiwan's equipment makers, according to industry sources.

Ventec lands new CCL orders for 5G antenna, IC probing applications

Niche-type CCL provider Ventec International, after seeing its revenues for June and first-half 2020 revenues fall on year, expects a gradual rebound to normal in the second half of the year on new orders for high-frequency CCL materials for antenna boards and specialty materials for semiconductor testing boards, according to company sources.

Nvidia A100 GPU adopted in more server products

Following the penetration into the supply chain of Google Cloud's Compute Engine platform, Nvidia has recently obtained more orders for its A100 GPU from the US-based cloud computing giant for its Kubernetes Engine and Cloud AI Platform services, according to industry sources.

Consumer MCU demand picking up

Taiwan-based MCU specialists have seen orders for TWS Bluetooth earbuds and other consumer electronics applications pick up substantially since the start of third-quarter 2020, according to industry sources.

Demand for UV-C LED disinfection applications surging

Demand for UV-C LED disinfection applications has been soaring since the coronavirus pandemic broke out in first-quarter 2020, according to industry sources.
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