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Note: July revenues for Taiwan's IT companies are now available in our financial section.
Crystalwise returns to profitability in 2Q12

The price of sapphire substrates has been climbing out of the trough as price of 2-inch products reach US$8-9/unit. With strong demand for LED chips, sapphire substrate maker Crystalwise returned to profitability in the second quarter.

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TCL Communication sees 1H12 revenues up, profit down

TCL Communication Technology Holdings, a China-based maker of handsets and networking/communication terminal devices for sale under own brands TCL and Alcatel One Touch, has reported unaudited financial report for the first half of 2012, with revenues of HK$5.093 billion (US$656 million) increasing by 10.7% on year. But net profit of HK$105 million decreased by 73.1% on year and gross margin of 19.28% dropped by 2.76 percentage points.

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AKM leads magnetic sensor market on strong sales to handset and tablet makers, says IHS iSuppli
Nokia, HTC to unveil Windows Phone 8 smartphones in September, say sources
Digitimes Research: Taiwan makers to see decreased 3Q12 handset shipments

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