China's LCD TV market is poised for tremendous growth during the next four years, with a whopping 49% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) expected during the period from 2005 to 2010, according to research firm iSuppli.
Taiwan-based specialists in IC testing have a positive outlook for the memory industry in 2007, although there are also some concerns around overheated prices and growing difficulties in forecasting the supply, said company executives who yesterday attended a forum organized by Advantest Taiwan.
Shipments of rear-projection TVs (RPTVs) will remain stable through 2010, with only a small decline expected, despite facing intensifying competition from flat-panel display (FPD) technologies such as LCD and PDP (plasma display panel), iSuppli predicts.
LCD panel makers will see profits in the fourth quarter from sales of LCD monitors panels, including the 17", 19", 19" widescreen 20" and 20" widescreen segments, as well as 32" LCD TV panels, though makers will still see losses in the 37" and 42" LCD TV panel segments, according to estimates by the Taiwan-based Photonics Industry Technology & Development Association (PIDA).
LCD TV panel shipments were larger than PDP shipments at the 37" and above segment for the first time in the third quarter of 2006 and are poised to overtake PDPs at the 40" and larger segment as early as the fourth quarter, according to research firm Displaysearch.
The U.S. Supreme Court today agreed to consider an appeal by Microsoft in a dispute over whether the company should be liable for damages overseas for infringing a software patent owned by AT&T.
Two American brokerage houses have written off $22 million in fraud losses on their third quarter financials, citing spyware, stolen identities and hacker fraud as the cause.
Sony has apologized for the laptop battery recall saga and announced details of the global replacement program to address customer concerns.
Oracle announced that it would provide the same enterprise class support for Linux as it provides for its database, middleware, and applications products.
After posting a confident outlook for the memory market this quarter, A-Data Technology again stressed the positive impact that new Microsoft's Windows Vista operation system (OS) will bring to the memory business.
IN THE FACE OF claims to the contrary, AMD Chief Technology Officer Phil Hester told The Inquirer that he knew of no job cuts looming since AMD's acquisition of ATI.
The fleecing at Apple Computer continued this week with the theft of two more iPods and 10 software packages from the employee store inside the company's headquarters at 1 Infinite Loop in Cupertino, reports the San Jose Mercury News.
Microsoft will delay the release of the RTM (release to manufacturing) version, or build number 5824, of its Windows Vista operating system (OS) to the second week of November from the originally scheduled fourth week of October, according to sources at Taiwan PC makers who were informed by the software giant of the revised schedule.
The NFB, an organization that represents blind people, is suing Target, saying that its Web site is inaccessible to blind Internet users.
Nvidia CEO Huang Jen-hsun is in Taiwan to make sure that Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) will have sufficient capacity for the production of Nvidia's GeForce 8800 (codenamed G80), reportedly the world's first graphics chip that supports DirectX 10, according to sources with Taiwan's graphics card makers.
Nvidia CEO Huang Jen-hsun will visit Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) this week to celebrate Nvidia's 500-millionth graphics processing unit (GPU) shipped within the company's partnership with the Taiwan-based foundry, according to industry sources.
Atheros Communications has announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Attansic Technology Company, a privately held Taiwan-based fabless semiconductor company specializing in Fast and Gigabit Ethernet IC solutions for PC, access point (AP) and router applications.
Samsung Electronics announced it has licensed its OneNAND flash memory technology to STMicroelectronics and that STMicroelectronics will support Samsung's OneNAND starting from early 2007.
Michael Dell and new best buddy, AMD's Hector Ruiz, cozied up on stage today at Oracle OpenWorld to celebrate customer choice.
Apple's iconic MP3 player - the Ipod - is being used by 68 million users as it completes five years of its existence today. Around 39 million iPods were sold over the last 12 months while 8.73 million over the past three months itself. There are now more than 3,000 accessories available for the iPod. In fact, Apple launched the iPod on October 23 in 2001 now has a 72 per cent of the US portable MP3 player market, according to research group NPD. The scene is no different in other parts of the country.