Win Semiconductors Helping Lumentum Make iPhone X's Dot Projector
Oct 6, 2017 5:59 am PDT by Joe Rossignol
Taiwanese manufacturer Win Semiconductors has reported a nearly 24 percent increase in third quarter revenue on a year-over-year basis, driven by the supplier's indirect foray into the iPhone X supply chain, according to DigiTimes.


The firm's consolidated revenues hit a record monthly high of about $1.6 billion in local New Taiwan dollars in September, an increase of 13.4 percent from a month earlier and 44.74 percent from a year ago, the report said.

Win Semiconductors reportedly handles production of the VCSEL (vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser) component for Lumentum, which is believed to be one of Apple's primary suppliers for its new TrueDepth facial recognition system.
Market sources said that after beating several competitors, Lumentum is now the only company that has won orders from Apple for VCSEL component as part of 3D sensing modules for iPhone X. As a contract manufacturer of the component, Win Semiconductor has enjoyed stable expansion in VCSEL shipments to Lumentum.
The report, citing sources from Apple's supply chain, said that Win Semiconductors as an indirect supplier has not seen its VCSEL shipments affected by the low yield rates the TrueDepth system is rumored to be facing.

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20 weeks ago
Reading the title I thought I was actually going to win semi conductors if I helped make the dot projector. Sounds pretty wild.
Rating: 13 Votes
20 weeks ago

Reading the title I thought I was actually going to win semi conductors if I helped make the dot projector. Sounds pretty wild.

Due to the complexities of international laws regarding giveaways, only U.S. residents who are 18 years of age or older are eligible to enter. :D:p
Rating: 5 Votes
20 weeks ago
More Dots More Dots! Ok, Stop dots.
Rating: 4 Votes
20 weeks ago
like this post if you thought macrumors was doing a give away when you read the article title lmao
Rating: 4 Votes
20 weeks ago

Reading the title I thought I was actually going to win semi conductors if I helped make the dot projector. Sounds pretty wild.


Haha me too! I read the sentence a couple of times thinking it was a strange sentence structure for a competition.
Rating: 3 Votes
20 weeks ago
The first VCSEL was presented in 1979 by Soda, Iga, Kitahara and Yasuharu Suematsu ('https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yasuharu_Suematsu'),[14] ('https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vertical-cavity_surface-emitting_laser#cite_note-Soda1979-14') but devices for CW ('https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Continuous_Wave') operation at room temperature were not reported until 1988.[15] ('https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vertical-cavity_surface-emitting_laser#cite_note-Koyama1988-15') The first semiconductor VCSEL was invented by Axel Scherer ('https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Axel_Scherer_(professor)') and Jack Jewell, two scientists at the AT&T Bell Laboratories ('https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bell_Laboratories').
Rating: 2 Votes
20 weeks ago
This was such a difficult title to read.
Rating: 2 Votes
19 weeks ago

I had to read the title 5 times. Why Is macrumors Using So Many capitals in Their Subject lines?

If by subject line you mean headline, MacRumors isn’t doing anything weird.

Weird are the websites that are extremely lazy, and don’t even try—they just capitalize every single word including articles (a, an, the), short prepositions (to, for) and coordinating conjunctions (and, but, or).

If you’re interested, google what the AP Stylebook or Chicago Manual of Style have to say about headlines.
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