Lin Bin at the event in Taipei on Sept. 26. (Photo/CNA) Chinese budget smartphone maker Xiaomi has maintained close cooperation with Taiwan-based manufacturers since its inception, as many components of its mobile phones are designed and produced by Taiwanese firms, saus Xiaomi president Lin Bin, who also expressed his hope that the company will break … More

Electronics Manufacturing Machines in Pipeline to Supplant

Robots May Revolutionize China’s Electronics Manufacturing Machines in Pipeline to Supplant Workers as Pay Soars and People Age With soaring wages and an aging population, electronics factory managers say the day is approaching when robotic workers will replace people on the Chinese factory floor. By Paul Mozur, Eva Dou A new worker’s revolution is rising … More Electronics Manufacturing
Machines in Pipeline to Supplant

Recognize Intrapreneurs Before They Leave

Harvard Business Review Recognize Intrapreneurs Before They Leave Vijay Govindarajan and Jatin DesaiSep 21, 2013 Any CEO can tell you that finding ideas is not the always the problem. The real issue is selecting and spreading the best ideas, testing quickly, and executing flawlessly. An “innovation engine” is an organization’s capability to think and invest … More Recognize Intrapreneurs Before They Leave

Large-size OLED panel technology still needs years before posing a challenge to TFT LCD technology, says AUO president Julian Ho, Hsinchu; Alex Wolfgram, DIGITIMES [Monday 16 September 2013] Large-size OLED panel technology is not expected to take over from TFT LCD panel technology in the next few years due to low yields and high costs, … More

Major LED development trends to occur in 2014, says LEDinside Alex Wolfgram, DIGITIMES, Taipei [Tuesday 17 September 2013] In 2013, the LED package market value was US$12.5 billion and is expected to reach US$13.39 billion in 2014, according to LEDinside. Tablets and smartphones will still be highlights of the LED market in 2014. As for … More

The mid-power LED lighting trend: Q&A with Philips Lumileds CEO Julian Ho, Taipei; Adam Hwang, DIGITIMES [Thursday 12 September 2013] While mid-power LED chips account for only a small proportion of LED lighting currently, the proportion will grow fast over the next few years to reach about 50%, Philips Lumileds Lighting CEO Pirre-Yves Lesaicherre said … More

iPhone 5S event

The event was unapologetically uneventful. After hoping numerous times that they would have “one more thing”, I guess we were all wrong. There was no one more thing from Apple. The iPhone 5S and 5C were all documented quite clearly long before the event, Apple didn’t really try much to double down on secrecy anyways. … More iPhone 5S event