Ralph JenningsIDG News Service

Ralph Jennings is Taipei correspondent at IDG News Service and reports on contract manufacturers and component industries in Taiwan.

Taiwanese Touch Designer to Appeal U.S. Patent Ruling

Elan Microelectronics will appeal a ruling in the U.S. on its patent-related claim against Apple

HTC's Q1 Revenue Leaps 174.5 Percent

High Tech Computer (HTC) reported another massive revenue increase in the first quarter due to brisk sales of smartphones, with more growth expected in the...

Taipei Demands Answers From Sony, Threatens Fines

The city of Taipei is demanding that Sony provide details about any leak of PlayStation Network user data following an intrusion last week or face fines.

TSMC Q1 Revenues Reflect Growth in Tablet Appetite

Demand for tablets helped Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) grow its first quarter revenues by 14.3 percent over the same period last year.

Acer Expects Tablets to Help Growth This Year

Acer, the world's second largest PC maker, saw its revenue slump in the first quarter following a management shakeup and what it described as a seasonal lull in...

Malaysia to Open E-mail Accounts for Every Adult by 2015

Malaysia plans to offer every adult in the country a free Web-based e-mail account to ensure that tax returns, court documents and other official notices reach...

Samsung Matches Apple Patent Challenge with Countersuit

Samsung's suit follows Apple's accusations last week that Samsung copied features of its iPad, iPod and iPhone.

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Samsung Sues Apple, Alleging Patent Infringements

Samsung Electronics has hit back at Apple with lawsuits in three countries alleging infringement of patents on smartphone technologies. Last week Apple sued...

Asahi Glass to Thin Down Touchscreen Substrates

Japan's Asahi Glass will soon begin producing glass for touch panels on smartphones and tablet PCs that is thinner than sheets from competitors. The glass could...

Intel and Micron Open Joint NAND Flash Fab Ahead of Schedule

Intel and Micron Technology opened a US$3 billion factory to make NAND flash memory in Singapore on Thursday, Intel officials said.

South Korea Probes Possible Cyberattack on Large Bank

Authorities in South Korea are probing a large system failure at a popular bank, trying to determine whether the incident was an error or a cybercrime that could...

Taiwan Contract Makers Add to Choices for End Users

When it was founded in 1997, a Taiwanese firm with the drab, generic name High-Tech Computer did what almost everyone on the island does: It made its money doing...

Google Rebuts Anti-competition Claim in South Korea

Google brushed aside an anti-competition claim in South Korea on Monday, saying mobile carriers and phone manufacturers (OEMs) can decide what to install on the...

Asustek Hopes New Ops Center Will Speed PC Production

Asustek Computer will set up an operations center in southwest China by 2015 to manage manufacturing by contractors of up to 20 million Asustek notebook and...

Chip Industry to Hit Record Revenue This Year, Says SIA

The semiconductor industry will see its total revenues hit record highs of US$319 billion this year and $330 billion in 2012 as orders mount for mobile devices...