HTC sponsors eSports teams Cloud 9, Team Liquid, Team SoloMid Press release; Steve Shen, DIGITIMES [Wednesday 28 January 2015] HTC has made an entrance into the eSports arena sponsoring three teams: Cloud 9, Team Liquid and Team SoloMid (TSM). The sponsorships kicked off on January 24 with Cloud 9 and Team Liquid playing in the … More

China smartphone vendors keen to adopt metal-stamping chassis Aaron Lee, Taipei; Joseph Tsai, DIGITIMES [Friday 23 January 2015] China smartphone vendors are keen to adopt unibody metal-stamping chassis for their smartphones because of low production costs. Stamping can produce large volumes of products in a short time to meet requirements of a market where product life … More

Metal chassis makers expected to achieve good revenue performances in 1Q15 Aaron Lee, Taipei; Joseph Tsai, DIGITIMES [Friday 23 January 2015] Despite the first quarter being the traditional slow season, Taiwan-based metal chassis maker Catcher Technology is expected to see its revenues drop only 6% sequentially thanks to orders from Apple, while Uneec is also expected … More

Uniqlo’s Hong Kong-listed suppliers ‘putting workers lives in danger’ Firms manufacturing products for Japanese fashion brand accused of substandard working conditions and endangering employees’ health DANNY LEE danny.lee@scmp.com PUBLISHED : Monday, 12 January, 2015, 4:49am UPDATED : Monday, 12 January, 2015, 6:03pm A protest in Uniqlo’s store in Festival Walk, Kowloon Tong, after claims were … More

China notebook component makers halt capacity expansion, say Taiwan makers Aaron Lee, Taipei; Adam Hwang, DIGITIMES [Monday 12 January 2015] China-based notebook component makers have temporarily stopped expansion of production capacities due to continual wage hikes and short supply of labor in China, according to Taiwan-based supply chain makers. Most of those China-based makers produce connectors, … More

Explosive growth forecast for quantum dot TV technology, says DisplaySearch Julian Ho, Taipei; Alex Wolfgram, DIGITIMES [Thursday 8 January 2015] LCD TV makers are responding to the challenge of OLED, with quantum dot (QD) technology, curved screens and other innovations. According to new information from DisplaySearch, in order to boost consumer value in the LCD TV … More

Innolux reports flat performance for 2014 Press release, January 9; Alex Wolfgram, DIGITIMES [Friday 9 January 2015] Innolux has announced its December 2014 consolidated revenues reached NT$38.2 billion (US$1.196 billion), a decrease of 0.6% on month and an increase of 18% on year. During December 2014, the company shipped approximately 11.3 million large-size products, a decrease … More