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Apple’s push into wireless charging presents opportunities for Taiwanese manufacturers
無線充電獲蘋果加持 IC設計看俏

An iPhone 8 and Apple Watch sit on a wireless charging mat.
置於無線充電墊上的 iPhone 8 以及Apple Watch。

Photo: Chen Ping-hung, Liberty Times
照片:自由時報記者陳炳宏

With Apple Inc’s iPhone X selling like hot cakes, investors are chasing after profits from the wireless charging market. Recently, stock prices have soared for integrated circuit design companies Generalplus Technology Inc, ENE Technology Inc, Holtek Semiconductor Inc and Nuvoton Technology Corp. Stock market analysts say that with Apple leading the way with wireless charging, they expect the technology’s adoption rate in mobile phones will begin to take off and believe Chinese mobile phone manufacturers will follow suit.

Holtek Semiconductor has recently experienced a marked increase in the number of clients enquiring about its wireless charging products and expects to ship up to 700,000 wireless charging units in the fourth quarter of this year — a huge increase on the 300,000 units shipped in the first three quarters. The company expects to ship a total of 1 million wireless charging units this year, but predicting universal adoption of the technology within the market, has set its sights on increasing this number to 3 million units for the following year.

Generalplus Technology has also recently won over clients, having achieved certification by the Wireless Power Consortium for its 5W and 15W wireless charging solutions. In addition to its wireless charging products, the company also produces audio control integrated circuits for the red hot Fingerlings toy, currently sweeping across US and European markets.

(LIBERTY TIMES, TRANSLATED BY EDWARD JONES)

蘋果iPhone X 熱賣,無線充電題材持續受到市場資金追捧,IC設計類股凌通科技、迅杰科技、盛群半導體、新唐科技近期股價強勁,法人指出,無線充電功能在蘋果帶頭下,未來在手機的採用率可望提升,中國手機廠商有望跟進。

盛群近期發現客戶對於無線充電產品詢問熱度明顯提高,進而預估第四季無線充電出貨量可望達七十萬套,將較前三季三十萬套的出貨量大幅彈升,今年全年出貨約百萬套,隨市場應用普及,明年出貨量挑戰三百萬套。

TODAY’S WORDS
今日單字

1. sell like hot cakes

phr. 熱賣

(re4 mai4)

2. wireless charging

phr. 無線充電

(wu2 xian4 chong1 dian4)

3. lead the way

phr.帶頭

(dai4 tou2)

4. certification

n. 認證

(ren4 zheng4)


凌通的無線充電產品近期亦獲得客戶青睞,五瓦與十五瓦無線充電方案取得無線充電聯盟認證,凌通除了無線充電產品外,歐美當紅的玩具手指猴也採用凌通玩具語音控制IC。

(自由時報記者卓怡君)

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