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  • Last update: Thursday 22 November 2012 [78 news items]

Taiwan raises concerns over unfair competition from China companies

Nov 22, 12:38

Industrial cooperation between Taiwan and China could be jeopardized if China-based companies continue to engage in unfair competition, including the stealing of business secrets...

Taiwan market: Improvements in exports, financial market to boost growth momentum, says CEPD

Sep 28, 11:43

Although Taiwan's economy remains in a slowdown, a pick-up in export sales and improvements made in the financial and private consumption sectors in September 2012 will help boost...

Taiwan to not hike minimum monthly wages in 2013

Sep 27, 16:04

Taiwan's labor minister Wang Ju-hsuan has offered his resignation after the Executive Yuan (Cabinet) decided to postpone a plan proposed by the Council of Labor Affairs (CLA) to raise...

Taiwan economy looks to bottom out, says think tank

Sep 27, 14:05

There are signs indicating that Taiwan's economy may bottom out soon amid an easing of global economic uncertainty, as the sentiment in its manufacturing sector has improved and the...

Taiwan opposition parties initiate no-confidence vote against premier

Sep 19, 12:05

Taiwan's opposition parties, the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) and Taiwan Solidarity Union (TSU), on September 18 jointly initiated a motion calling for a no-confidence vote...

Taiwan's opposition parties calling for no-confidence vote against Premier Sean Chen

Commentary: Taiwan economic revival program lacks substance

Sep 12, 14:49

Taiwan's Executive Yuan (Cabinet) has announced a five-point program aiming to invigorate its flagging economy. Prior to the announcement, all segments of society were expecting the...

Asustek, Pegatron see growth in June revenues

Jul 10, 01:55

Asustek Computer has announced revenues of NT$36.02 billion (US$1.2 billion) for June, a new record high with growths of 26.83% on month and 27.46% on year, while the company's revenues...

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Pegatron turns conservative about 3Q12

Jun 28, 01:40

Pegatron Technology, seeing the weak global economy, while consumers have halted their purchase plans to wait for Windows 8, has turned conservative about the PC market in the third...

Intel to host supply chain symposium focusing on ultrabooks

Jun 21, 01:05

Intel plans to host what it call the Intel Ultrabook Ecosystem Symposium in two locations, one in Taiwan on July 31 and one in China on August 2, according to sources from notebook...

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Advantech maintains goal of challenging US$1 billion revenues for 2012

Jun 14, 14:02

Although the IT market had been seriously affected by global economic turmoil, as the situation began turning positive in May, industrial PC (IPC) player Advantech will maintain its...

Asustek, Inventec push into cloud computing business

Mar 15, 01:20

Asustek Computer has been aggressive about cloud computing and is set to launch its private cloud service for the National Taiwan University (NTU) in March, while Inventec, seeing...

Taiwan players aggressive in cloud computing business

Intel to postpone mass shipments of Ivy Bridge processors

Feb 16, 01:15

Intel recently notified its partners about plans to postpone mass shipments of its upcoming Ivy Bridge processors. Despite that the company will still announce the new products and...

Inventory issues with Sandy Bridge is prompting Intel to delay volume shipments of Ivy Bridge

Asustek expected to suffer 20% on-quarter decline in 1Q12 revenues

Jan 17, 01:10

Asustek Computer is expected to see on-quarter revenues drop of 20% in the first quarter of 2012 with the amount drop to only NT$80 billion (US$2.67 billion) from about NT$100 billion...

Taiwan market: Handset shipments to grow only 5% on year in 2012

Jan 5, 14:29

Handset sales, including both smartphone and feature phones, in the Taiwan market are expected to only grow slightly by 5% on year in 2012 due to the uncertainty over macro economic...

2012 Olympic Games to not stir up replacement demand for LCD TVs, say sources

Jan 5, 01:30

The holding of the 2012 Olympic Games this summer in London may not be able to stir up replacement demand for LCD TVs due to a slow recovery of the global economy, especially in Europe,...

Winbond expects business rebound in 2Q12

Dec 8, 14:58

Winbond Electronics expects its operations to hit bottom between the fourth quarter of 2011 and first-quarter 2012, but will rebound along with a better global economy in the second...

Strong Black Friday sales do not represent economic recovery, say PC players

Nov 30, 14:08

Despite that total purchasing on Black Friday is estimated to have amounted at US$11.4 billion, up 6.6% on year, PC players are still conservative about upcoming demand since the...

PCB production value to see slower growth in 2012

Nov 10, 17:05

Global PCB production value will grow less than 5% in 2012, compared to the larger 7.4% rise estimated for 2011, Simon Chen, chairman for the Taiwan Printed Circuit Association (TPCA),...

Taiwan server shipments to return stable after election in 1Q12

Nov 3, 01:25

Although server shipments in Taiwan in the first two quarters of 2011 saw over 10% on-year growth compared to the same period in 2010 and the volume in the third quarter is also expected...

Bad economy brings opportunities for Taiwan panel makers, says JC Wang of CMI

Oct 27, 16:42

The world's economic downturn due to debt crises in Europe has caused Korea- and Japan-based panel makers to suspend expansion plans in terms of large-size panels, which is giving...

J. C. Wang, president of CMI's Southern Taiwan Science Park (STSP) branch.

Asustek expects 4Q11 notebook shipments to be at 3.6 million units

Sep 20, 01:15

Taiwan-based notebook brand vendor Asustek Computer expects its notebook shipments in the fourth quarter to be at around 3.6 million units if the overall global economy does not fluctuate...

Notebook players limit initial Ultrabook shipment volume below 50,000 units

Sep 6, 01:05

First-tier notebook brand vendors Acer, Lenovo, Toshiba and Asustek Computer, understanding that demand for notebooks is unlikely to recover in the fourth quarter, while Apple's products...

Compal reduces annual notebook shipments to 42 million units

Sep 1, 01:40

Compal Electronics has reduced its notebook shipment forecast for 2011 from 48 million units originally to 42 million units, while its shipment forecast for LCD TVs has also dropped...

Compal president Ray Chen

Taiwan 2011 economic growth lowered to 4.81%

Aug 19, 16:49

Taiwan's economic growth in 2011 has been lowered to 4.81% from 5.01% projected in July due to impacts of the financial problems in Euope and the US, according to the Directorate...

Compal sees drop in July revenues and notebook shipments

Aug 11, 01:00

Compal Electronics has announced consolidated revenues of NT$55.95 billion (US$1.93 billion) for July, down 6% on month, with combined consolidated revenues from January to July also...

Notebook industry may not see peak season effects in 2H11

Jun 23, 01:10

The notebook industry is unlikely to return to its usual seasonal pattern of having shipment proportions of 4:6 for the first and the second halves in 2011 as the US and Europe are...

Taiwan sees 1Q11 economic growth of 6.55%

Newswatch - May 20, 11:17

Taiwan posted an economic growth rate - on-year growth in real GDP - of 6.55% for first-quarter 2011, according to statistics released by the Directorate General of Budget, Accounting...

Taiwan March manufacturing production index rises

Apr 26, 10:24

Taiwan recorded manufacturing production index (2006 as base year) of 143.08 for March 2011, increasing 25.91% on month and 14.37% on year, according to statistics released by the...

Taiwan sees 4Q10 economic growth of 6.92%

Feb 18, 10:26

Taiwan has posted an on-year growth in real GDP of 6.92% for the fourth quarter and 10.82% for the entire 2010, according to preliminary figures released by the Directorate General...

Rising exchange rates of Asia currencies benefits US PC vendors

Feb 10, 01:10

US-based PC vendors such as Hewlett-Packard (HP), Dell and Apple are gaining advantages as exchange rates of Asia Pacific currencies to the US dollar are rising quickly, according...

Taiwan-based IC distributors bullish on 2011 growth

Jan 26, 15:06

With demand for semiconductor products remaining steady and more new applications emerging, IC distributors such as WPG Holdings, WT Microelectronics, Zenitron and Techmosa International...

WT Micro aims for US$3 billion in annual revenues within 3 years, says company chairman

Jan 18, 01:30

With strong growth in the notebook, tablet PC and smartphone markets, a booming Asian economy and new applications, IC distributor WT Microelectronics expects annual revenues to reach...

LCD panel market to be better in 2011, says AUO executive VP

Dec 21, 15:11

With limited capacity expansion in 2010, and only South Korea's LG Display having ramped up capacity substantially in the past two years, LCD panel supply and demand will be more...

Blu-ray disc drive penetration will not see giant boost

Nov 23, 02:05

Although the price of the Blu-ray disc (BD) drives has already dropped from US$100 to about US$70-80, market penetration of BD drives in 2010 is unlikely to see strong growth compared...

Rare earth element embargo will increase prices of high-tech products, says Information Network

Nov 9, 16:05

Manufacturers of a broad spectrum of high-tech products are feeling the impact of price hikes in rare earth element-based processing materials because of the Chinese embargo, according...

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