February 28 2017

Is DirectX 12 Worth the Trouble?
AMD's Ryzen CPU Series will Need Modern Linux Kernel for Proper Support
Microsoft Adds Ability to Block Win32 Apps from Install on Windows 10
SDXC SD cards come at a big premium; too bad we can't slide an M.2 SSD into our cameras
Qualcomm Announces First 3GPP 5G NR Connection, X50 5G NR Modem
ZeniMax Seeks an Injunction Against Oculus VR
Lenovo's new Yoga 720 and 520 convertibles come packing at affordable rates

Oppo optical technology could eliminate the unsightly 'camera bump'

Windows 10 Creators Update will have a feature to block app installs outside of Store
MediaTek's 10nm Helio X30 SoC to arrive in devices next quarter
Lenovo announces Windows 10-powered, $199 Miix 320 Chromebook killer
Sony shows off Xperia XZ Premium for the spec race, Xperia XZs for the rest of us

AT&T refines unlimited data plans after just 10 days

Samsung adds a stylus to their new Galaxy Tab S3
Ryzen arrives this week, so Intel is cutting prices across the board
2 billion saves later, Pocket is now part of Mozilla
Sony’s new Xperia flagship is world’s first 4K/HDR smartphone
Kingston’s 2TB USB drive is ready to ship if you can afford it
Qualcomm makes splash with VR announcements
Advantech sets up WISE-PaaS Marketplace as IoT application store
Qualcomm share of China AP market to hit 30% for first time since 2012
FCCL maker Taiflex sees earnings hit 4-year low in 2016
Taiwan starts LWA 4G+Wi-Fi commercial operation
Senyun to rent plants at CTSP for lens manufacturing
Advantech introduces edge computing to IoT solutions
LTCC device maker ACX reports record high EPS for 2016
Acer provides smart health platform to Changhua Christian Hospital
Kaimei Electronic fails to acquire significant stake in Ta-I
Advantech nets NT$8.96 per share for 2016
Merry sees EPS hit record high in 2016
SSD and eMMC prices to rise 15% in 2Q17
Winbond mulls opening 12-inch wafer fab in Singapore
Arcadyan sees EPS more than double in 2016
Silitech suffers losses in 2016
MWC 2017 set for a new round of competition for smartphones

Samsung steps up cooperation with China-based handset suppliers

Industrial robot makers expanding capacity
Taiwan maintains largest share of global IC wafer fab capacity
Taiwan January unemployment rate down
iPad supply chain makers likely to report disappointing 1Q17 sales
Transition to 18-inch wafers remains years away
TSMC on track to move 5nm to risk production in 1H19
WPG expects sales to recover starting 2Q17
VIS expects to post up to 5% revenue decrease in 1Q17
UMC enters mass production for 14nm chips
Ability Opto-Electronics sees earnings improve significantly in 2016
Asustek likely to unveil new 2-in-1 model at MWC 2017
MediaTek gross margin unlikely to recover
GPU shipments total 100 million in 4Q16
HTC aims high while LG look low in India smartphone market