Apple is preparing to launch a smaller tablet computer in the coming months in a bid to maintain its edge in an increasingly crowded market, the Wall Street Journal reported Thursday.
AU Optronics, a leading Taiwanese flat screen manufacturer, said Monday it plans to spend three billion US dollars building a new plant in China as it looks to tap into the huge mainland market.
Taiwan's producers of liquid crystal displays know that venturing into the Chinese market is risky, but they are also fully aware they have no choice, analysts said.
Apple is testing a tablet computer with a smaller screen than the hot-selling iPad, The Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday.
Taiwanese IT firm Hon Hai Precision said Friday a huge fine imposed by the European Commission on its affiliate Chimei Innolux Corporation for price-fixing was "unfair" and "too high".
Taiwan's AU Optronics Corp said Wednesday its net profit in the three months to September plummeted 98 percent from the previous quarter due to falling prices.
Japanese electronics giant Toshiba said Tuesday a jury has ordered it to pay $87 million in a price-fixing case on LCD displays, but that it ultimately may not end up paying damages.
The European Commission has imposed 649 million euros in fines on South Korean and Taiwanese electronics firms for secretly fixing prices of LCD flat screens for Europe's TVs and computers.
Taiwan's government on Friday gave the green light for a plan by the island's leading flat panel maker AU Optronics Corp. to invest three billion US dollars in China.
Taiwan is expected to approve a flat-screen maker's huge Chinese investment plan this month in another sign of the island easing high-tech controls on its formerly bitter rival, a report said Sunday.