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ODMs, component makers face labor shortages in western China

Apr 12, 12:04

Mainly because Taiwan-based notebook ODMs have been accelerating the process of shifting production to plants in Chongqing and Chengdu, in western China, the factories of ODMs and...

Taiwan handset component makers increasingly relying on other product lines

Apr 10, 15:17

Facing declining orders from Nokia and BlackBerry, Taiwan-based handset keypad makers Silitech Technology and Ichia Technologies have shifted their production focus from keypads to...

PC component shipments to enjoy 20-50% growth in 2H13

Apr 1, 23:00

PC supply chain shipments in the second half are expected to enjoy growth of at least 20% compared to the first half and may even reach 50% due to Intel's new Haswell-based processors...

Commentary: Labor shortages, rising wages in China push notebook component firms toward automation

Apr 1, 11:10

China continues to increase minimum wages but labor shortages along the coast continue sending the notebook supply chain moving inward to central China. The lack of labor is notebook...

Silitech 2012 net profits highest among handset component makers

Newswatch - Mar 29, 14:41

Handset component maker Silitech Technology led fellow companies Merry Electronics and Ichia Technologies with the highest profits of NT$857 million (US$28.62 million) in 2012, according...

IC distributor Wahlee sees panel demand pick up

Mar 29, 11:39

IC component and material distributor Wahlee Industrial expects demand coming from the FPD industry to pick up in 2013, according to company chairman Ray Chang.

IC demand for smartphones soaring in China

Mar 28, 21:54

IC component orders coming from China's smartphone market have risen substantially, according to sources in the supply chain, which estimated that monthly demand for smartphones sold...

Component distributor Lumax posts EPS of NT$5.67 for 2012

Mar 26, 21:59

Process control solution and electronic component distributor Lumax International has reported net profits of NT$673 million (US$22.57 million) or an EPS of NT$5.67 for 2012. The...

Most notebook component makers expect 5-10% sequential drops in 1Q13 revenues

Mar 20, 12:10

Due to weak global demand for notebooks, most Taiwan-based notebook component makers expect their revenues for the first quarter of 2013 to decrease sequentially by 5-10%. But their...

Amazon said to be considering taking back Kindle Fire purchasing rights

Mar 13, 22:30

Amazon reportedly plans to change its component purchasing strategy for Kindle Fire and will make all the decisions itself instead of relying on ODMs, according to sources from the...

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Dell demands price cuts from upstream supply chain

Mar 13, 22:16

Dell has reportedly been demanding its upstream component suppliers cut their prices to help reduce its costs. Metal chassis suppliers, which have a higher price level than most other...

Dell is asking for chassis price drop

Most passive component makers see revenues drop over 20% sequentially in February

Mar 6, 22:05

Most passive component makers have seen their revenues drop over 20% sequentially in February, but sales performance of respective firms are expected to return to normal in March,...

HP turns to purchasing components from China makers

Mar 6, 21:53

Hewlett-Packard (HP) has recently turned to seek component supplies from China-based makers in order to cut costs and continue staying competitive in the PC market, according to sources...

Component shipments for iMac in March may not bounce back to January level

Mar 5, 11:50

Component shipments for Apple's new iMac suffered a big drop on month in February due to fewer working days caused by the Lunar New Year holidays and March shipments are also expected...

Sony to push for 16 million PS4 shipments in 2013, say sources

Mar 4, 22:27

Having high hopes on its Playstation 4 (PS4) game console, Sony internally expects the machine's annual shipments to reach 16 million units in 2013 with the supply chain expected...

Taiwan passive component production value to grow slightly in 1Q13, says IEK

Feb 21, 22:04

Taiwan's production value of passive components is expected to edge up 2.71% sequentially to NT$25 billion (US$844.6 million) in the first quarter of 2013, the Industrial Economics...

Quartz component maker TXC to post 10-15% sales drop in 1Q13

Feb 20, 22:28

Quartz component manufacturer TXC is expected to report a 10-15% sequential decrease in consolidated revenues for the first quarter of 2013, due to a seasonal slowdown in orders,...

Laser Tek order visibility extends to June

Feb 19, 15:54

Laser Tek, a supplier of passive component materials and production equipment, has seen order visibility for its laser equipment extend to June indicating strong sales in the first...

Most passive component suppliers see revenues up in January

Feb 6, 14:02

Most passive component makers saw their revenues grow by a double-digit rate in January 2013 due mainly to a low base in the previous month, according to data released by the compa...

Taiwan-based notebook components makers hesitate about working with Lenovo-Compal joint venture in eastern China

Feb 4, 10:55

LCFC (Hefei) Electronics Technology, a joint venture established by China-based Lenovo and Taiwan-based Compal Electronics in Hefei, northern China, is speeding up notebook production...

Passive component supplier Nichidenbo looks to strong sales in 1Q13

Jan 24, 12:34

Passive component supplier Nichidenbo, which distributes capacitor and resistor parts for vendors including Nippon Chemi-Con, is expected to see its revenues grow by a double-digit...

Notebook component makers striving for orders from Samsung

Jan 23, 20:57

Several notebook component makers have recently started trying to land orders from Samsung Electronics, and are making the entrance to Samsung's supply chain their priority for 2013,...

Polytronics to post higher profits for 2012

Dec 25, 15:06

Circuit protection component maker Polytronics Technology is expected to report strong profit growth for 2012, thanks to an improvement in capacity utilization rates and product mix,...

Samsung places DRAM module maker Transcend under direct account, say sources

Dec 24, 14:55

Samsung Electronics has placed Taiwan-based Transcend Information under its direct account list, revoking the distribution rights of its IC parts to the DRAM module maker assigned...

Apple iPad mini shipments may reach 12 million units by the end of 2012

Dec 19, 20:42

Apple has recently increased its iPad mini orders from eight million units to 10 million due to strong sales worldwide, and the volume may reach 12 million units in total, according...

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...

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