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Taiwan smartphone ODMs and component suppliers cautious about orders from China

Dec 14, 14:20

Makers in the smartphone supply chain in Taiwan have become more cautious about accepting orders from China-based smartphone vendors because of sharp fluctuations in order volumes...

Passive component makers reshuffling top management

Dec 12, 15:40

Passive component makers, including Ralec Electronic, Jaan Cherng Technological, Thinking Electronic, Viking Tech, Laser Tek and Walsin Technology, all performed management reshuffles...

Passive component makers to post decreased sales in December

Dec 6, 15:22

Most passive component suppliers are expected to post negative revenue growth in December due to inventory checks at clients, after reporting mixed results for the previous month,...

SZS to expand MIM capacity in 2013

Dec 3, 22:20

Taiwan-based notebook hinge maker Shin Zu Shing (SZS) is set to expand its metal injection molding (MIM) capacity in 2013, increasing the number of its MIM sintering furnace from...

Apple stops placing orders to some MacBook Pro component suppliers, say sources in supply chain

Dec 3, 22:12

Apple has recently stopped some of the component orders for its 13-inch MacBook Pro due to the vendor already having high inventory levels for the components. These suppliers have...

Taiwan passive component makers enter supply chain of China brands

Nov 30, 15:26

Taiwan-based passive component makers including Chilisin Electronics, Polytronics Technology, Thinking Electronic Industrial and TXC reportedly have secured orders from China-based...

Notebook ODMs seeking price cuts from component suppliers in 2013, say sources

Nov 29, 15:32

Taiwan-based notebook ODMs are requiring related chipset vendors and other component suppliers to lower their quotes for 2013 because of sharply declining notebook prices and high...

Upstream supply chain to push iMac shipments in December

Nov 28, 20:58

As Apple's iMac shipments were reportedly being delayed due to weak yield rates, sources from the upstream supply chain have said that yield issues have improved and related component...

Largan to receive camera lens orders from Korea-based smartphone brand in 2013

Nov 26, 22:13

Taiwan-based camera lens maker Largan Precision is expected to start supplying high-end camera lens to Korea-based smartphone brand vendor in 2013; however, Largan’s orders...

Protective component makers to enjoy booming sales in 4Q12

Nov 20, 15:38

Protective component makers Polytronics Technology and Thinking Electronic Industrial will continue to enjoy strong sales in the fourth quarter of 2012, as booming sales of smartphones...

Handset ODMs, component suppliers to post revenues gains in 4Q12

Nov 20, 13:59

Taiwan-based handset ODMs and component suppliers, including Arima Communications, Compal Communications, Merry Electronics and Ichia Technologies, all expect to see their revenues...

Intel possibly to invest in Sharp specifically for IGZO panel technology, say Taiwan component makers

Nov 16, 12:02

While Intel and Sharp have denied rumors that Intel and Qualcomm will invest JPY30 billion (US$377 million) in Sharp, Taiwan-based component makers hold the opinion that Intel may...

ASML reportedly purchasing more components from Taiwan

Nov 14, 11:13

Lithography tool vendor ASML has increased its component orders to Taiwan makers, and also added new suppliers, according to industry sources.

Microsoft Surface RT may only achieve 60% of forecasted sales

Nov 12, 22:45

Microsoft's Surface RT tablet may see sales of only 60% of the company's forecast by the end of 2012 and the device is also expected to have difficulty achieving a good performance...

Microsoft may see Surface RT sales only 60% of expected

Passive component makers see sequential drop in October revenues

Nov 5, 22:58

Yageo, Thinking Electronic Industrial and Polytronics Technology, three Taiwan-based passive component makers, on November 5 reported consolidated revenues for October, slipping on...

Some Taiwan-based notebook component makers will not move into western China

Oct 25, 13:52

As notebook vendors and Taiwan-based ODMs have established operational bases in Chongqing and Chengdu, western China, some of their components makers have set up, or will set up,...

Viking Tech gross margin to top 40% in 3Q12

Oct 23, 11:01

Passive component maker Viking Tech is expected to report a gross margin of over 40% for the third quarter of 2012 compared to 37% recorded in the previous quarter, according to estimates...

Quartz component maker TXC looks to record revenues in October

Oct 22, 14:18

Quartz component maker TXC is expected to see its revenues hit a new high in October, buoyed by strong demand from Apple, Samsung Electronics as well as smartphone vendors in China,...

Smartphones, tablets causing the IT supply chain to fall into imbalance

Oct 17, 21:45

The rapid growths of the smartphone and tablet markets have started to impact demand in other industries such as desktops, notebooks, and digital still cameras (DSC), while causing...

Apple supply chain looking to raise prices

Oct 15, 22:08

Apple's upstream supply chain partners including Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) and Foxlink, have reportedly demanded the brand vendor accept a price rise, as their...

Component makers concerned Windows 8 demand may not emerge until 1Q13

Oct 11, 16:02

Some upstream component makers have recently started to be concerned that the PC replacement trend expected to be brought on by Windows 8 may not occur in the fourth quarter of 2012...

Component makers preparing for new Apple products

Oct 11, 14:10

Shipments of Apple's new products – a Retina Display 13-inch MacBook Pro, 7.85-inch iPad and iMac – have reportedly been delayed from September to October and with the...

HTC switching smartphone component orders from Samsung to other suppliers

Oct 9, 12:14

HTC has reduced its purchases of smartphone components from Samsung Electronics, switching its orders for CMOS image sensors from the Korea-based supplier to OmniVision and Sony,...

Taiwan component makers worried about Lenovo plans to hike in-house notebook production

Oct 8, 11:22

As China-based vendor Lenovo plans to increase in-house production of own-brand notebooks and will therefore procure components instead of letting ODMs release orders, as a result...

FIH asks for longer time to pay component suppliers

Oct 4, 11:22

Foxconn International Holdings (FIH), a handset ODM/OEM under the Taiwan-based Foxconn Group, has asked its component suppliers to extend payment time after delivery to 120 days starting...

Thinking Electronic cautious about 4Q12

Oct 2, 16:26

Protective component maker Thinking Electronic Industrial has expressed caution about its business outlook for the fourth quarter of 2012, and indicated profits may come under downward...

Notebook vendors to offer fewer models in 2013, say Taiwan component makers

Oct 1, 15:30

Notebook vendors including Acer, Hewlett-Packard (HP), Dell, Asustek Computer, Toshiba and Samsung Electronics will decrease the number of models they will launch in 2013 by 20% on...

Notebook component makers conservative about demand arising from Windows 8 in 4Q12

Sep 28, 16:01

While notebook vendors and ODMs are quite optimistic about growth in global demand due to replacement of notebooks with Windows 8 models in the fourth quarter of 2012, Taiwan-based...

ASE breaks ground on new factory in Korea

Sep 28, 14:32

Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) recently broke ground on its second factory located in Paju City, Gyeonggi province, Korea. The new plant is slated for commercial operation...

ASE to expand operations in Korea

Viking Tech to post flat growth in 3Q12 sales

Sep 27, 01:15

Revenues at passive component maker Viking Tech are expected to stay flat on quarter. However, the firm will likely report profit growth during the period as its high-margin inductor...

Taiwan-based component makers in China decrease working times for employees

Sep 26, 16:15

Notebook component factories established by Taiwan-based enterprises in China have reduced working times from 12 hours a weekday and overtime work on two weekend days in the past,...

Laser Tek to post profit growth on rising sales of high-margin products

Sep 14, 16:18

Laser Tek, a supplier of passive component materials and production equipment, is expected to report revenue growth of 15-20% sequentially for the third quarter of 2012. Rising sales...

Component makers face increasing costs of molds due to decreased product life of notebooks

Sep 12, 15:46

As product life of notebooks has decreased and the proportion of customized notebook designs is increasing, notebook component makers have indicated that they face increasing pressure...

RFQ drop suggests 1H13 notebook shipments may decrease, say Taiwan component makers

Sep 12, 01:15

Viewing that significantly fewer requests for quotation (RFQ) have, so far, been received from notebook ODMs than in previous years, Taiwan-based notebook component makers have commented...

HP, Acer raise notebook shipment proportion from Chongqing to 60% in 2013

Sep 11, 01:20

Hewlett-Packard (HP) and Acer have reportedly notified their upstream supply chain partners that they will raise their Chongqing, China, plants' shipment proportions to 60% in 2013...

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