IC sales expected to rise
Local integrated circuit (IC) packaging and testing services providers are expected to enjoy an increase in sales this month from last month as mobile device makers and PC manufacturers keep building up their inventories, analysts said on Saturday. Demand for tablet computers and budget smartphones continues to grow, while the waves of PC replacements due to Microsoft’s end of its support for the Windows XP operating system is also likely to drive the IC business higher, they said.
Show to focus on touch
Asia’s largest computer show, Computex, is to focus this year on touch-enabled hardware, including wearable devices, the Taipei Computer Association said on Friday. There will also be a one-on-one purchase meeting for international telecom operators during Computex, the Taiwan External Trade Development Council said on Saturday. Computex Taipei is to take place at the Nangang Exhibition Hall, the Taipei International Convention Center and the Taipei World Trade Center Exhibition halls 1 and 3 from June 3 to June 7.
Acer to open BYOC center
Acer Inc (宏碁) is to open an experience center on Thursday for its Build Your Own Cloud (BYOC) business in Taoyuan County to showcase its cloud computing solutions. The BYOC is a system for users to put together cloud services that manage music and photographs across Acer PCs and mobile devices, Acer said. Meanwhile, HTC Corp’s (宏達電) stripped-down version of its flagship smartphone, One Mini 2, is to be released in the UK on June 30, according to a preorder page of online retailer Amazon.com Inc’s UK Web site.