Primax revenues to hit new high in August, says paper
Newswatch - Aug 23, 16:10
Primax Electronics is expected to see its revenues hit a new high in August, buoyed by a 10% capacity ramp of its compact camera modules (CCMs) and peak season demand for audio products, according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) report.
Lenovo shifts component orders back to Taiwan makers
Aug 23, 11:38
Lenovo reportedly has shifted back some of its component orders from China-based suppliers to Taiwan-based ones in the second half of 2016 in order to improve its profitability, since China makers are still less competitive in terms of product quality, delivery time and production capacity, according...
IDF San Francisco: Intel CEO introduces vision for merged reality
Aug 18, 10:21
The 2016 Intel Developer Forum (IDF) kicked off on August 16 in San Francisco with an opening keynote by Intel CEO Brian Krzanich. Krzanich articulated the company's vision for the future of technology spanning virtual reality, autonomous driving, the industrial Internet, and the important role developers...
Digitimes Research: 2H16 white-box tablet shipments to be 30% higher than 1H16
Aug 17, 12:01
Shipments of white-box tablets are expected to reach 39 million units in the second half of 2016, a 30% increase compared to those shipped in the first half of the year, buoyed by an easing in component supplies and pricing, as well as an expected pick-up in demand from the US and Europe, according...
IPC maker Parpro reports improved earnings for 2Q16
Newswatch - Aug 16, 14:02
Taiwan-based industrial PC maker Parpro has reported net profits of NT$37 million (US$1.18 million) for the second quarter of 2016, increasing 60% from a quarter earlier. Second-quarter EPS stood at NT$0.55.
Cleanroom equipment provider UIS earnings up in 1H16
Newswatch - Aug 16, 14:01
Cleanroom equipment provider United Integrated Services (UIS) saw its net profits increase 21.1% sequentially to NT$394 million (US$12.56 million) in the second quarter of 2016. EPS for the quarter stood at NT$1.65.
POS solution provider Posiflex to acquire KIS Acquisition
Newswatch - Aug 15, 10:14
Own-brand POS (point of sale) equipment maker Posiflex Technology has announced that it will fully acquire US-based KIS Acquisition for US$105 million. The deal is expected to complete at the end of August.
Battery maker Simplo looks to flat sales in 3Q16
Newswatch - Aug 12, 16:11
Battery maker Simplo Technology expects sales to reach NT$14.06-14.6 billion in the third quarter of 2016, slightly higher than the NT$13.59 billion posted in the previous quarter.
Foxconn 2Q16 net EPS hits 12-quarter low
Stockwatch - Aug 12, 15:16
Foxconn Electronics has released financial its report for the second quarter of 2016, with net EPS of NT$1.02 its lowest quarterly level since the third quarter of 2013.
Compal reports weak results for July
Aug 11, 10:47
Compal Electronics' July consolidated revenues dropped 18.5% on month and 5.3% on year to reach only NT$56.94 billion (US$1.84 billion), while consolidated revenues for January-July went down 11.1% on year to reach NT$406.5 billion.
Quanta revenues grow despite notebook shipment drop in July
Stockwatch - Aug 11, 10:43
Quanta Computer has announced consolidated revenues of NT$72.18 billion (US$2.33 billion) for June, up 3.9% on month, but down 13.7% on year, while consolidated revenues for the first seven months of 2016 were NT$477.22 billion, down 11.6% from the same period a year ago.
Foxconn July results lower than expected
Aug 11, 10:30
Foxconn Electronics has reported revenues of NT$293 billion (US$9.429 billion) for July, down 3.94% on month and 6.15% on year. The performance was lower than market expectations.
China-based Luxshare to take up 51% stake in Merry subsidiary
Aug 11, 10:09
The board of directors of headset maker Merry Electronics has approved a capital expansion project for its subsidiary in Suzhou, under which ICT-Lanto, a subsidiary of China-based Luxshare Precision Industry, will invest CNY530 million (US$79.74 million) to take up a 51% stake in Merry's Suzhou subs...
Wistron, Inventec see mixed shipment performances in July
Aug 8, 22:32
Wistron and Inventec announced their shipment performances in July with Wistron shipping 1.5 million notebooks in the month, down 21.05% on month and Inventec 1.4 million mobile devices, down from 1.6 million units a month ago.
Foxlink revenues drop on year in July
Stockwatch - Aug 8, 15:57
Foxlink has reported consolidated revenues of NT$7.254 billion (US$230.37 million) for July 2016, representing a 13.8% increase on month and 23.76% drop on year.
Wistron revenues up on year in July
Stockwatch - Aug 8, 15:57
Wistron has reported consolidated revenues of NT$47.54 billion (US$1.51 billion) for July 2016, representing a 12.04% drop on month and 6.08% increase on year.
Notebook hinge maker SZS sees profits down in 2Q16
Newswatch - Aug 4, 14:59
Notebook hinge maker Shin Zu Shing (SZS) has reported net profits of NT$180 million (US$5.673 million) for the second quarter of 2016, down 3.7% on quarter and 40% on year. Second-quarter EPS stood at NT$1.01, the lowest in 11 quarters.
IPC maker Axiomtek reports decreased earnings for 2Q16
Newswatch - Aug 2, 10:59
Industrial PC (IPC) maker Axiomtek has announced net profits NT$76 million (US$2.41 million) for the second quarter of 2016, down 29% on quarter and 1.2% on year. EPS for the quarter stood at NT$0.97.
Advantech sees profits up in 2Q16 and 1H16
Newswatch - Aug 1, 12:33
Industrial computing device maker Advantech saw its net profits increase 11% on quarter and 10% on year to NT$1.46 billion (US$45.72 million) in the second quarter of 2016. The earnings translated into an EPS of NT$2.32 for the three-month period.
Vizio acquisition expected to push LeEco-Foxconn partnership
Jul 28, 21:23
With LeEco Global's (LeTV) acquisition of Vizio, some market watchers believe Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry), which has a tight relationship with LeEco and has been making frequent contact with the China-based maker recently, will likely push the establishment of a new TV platform...
Pegatron automates factory in Shanghai, says chairman
Jul 27, 21:31
Pegatron Technology chairman TH Tung has commented on China-based media reports that Pegatron's factory in Shanghai, China has recruited fewer workers than in 2015, saying that Pegatron has adopted Industry 4.0 concepts to automate production at the factory to reduce workforce while maintaining outp...
Connector maker Sinbon reports earnings for 2Q16
Newswatch - Jul 27, 21:26
Connector and cable assembly maker Sinbon Electronics has reported net profits of NT$308.41 million (US$9.26 million) or NT$1.42 per share for the second quarter of 2016.
Foxlink developing service-oriented robot products
Jul 27, 15:08
Connector maker Foxlink (Cheng Uei Precision Industry) is interested in the service robot market and has been taking related development projects for entering the sector, according to the company.
POS device supplier Posiflex reports strong earnings for 1H16
Newswatch - Jul 26, 15:15
Own-brand POS (point of sale) equipment maker Posiflex Technology has reported net profits of NT$175 million (US$5.43 million) for the second quarter of 2016, up 48% on quarter and 11% on year. The earnings translated into an EPS of NT$2.5 for the quarter.
Pegatron sees weak 2Q16; expected to have strong 3Q16, says paper
Newswatch - Jul 25, 15:37
Pegatron Technology is expected to see its net profits reach only NT$250 million (US$7.78 million) in the second quarter, down 40% sequentially, and EPS of only around NT$1 despite having high gross margins in the second quarter, according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) report...
Samsung invests in China-based BYD
Jul 22, 14:54
Shanghai Samsung Semiconductor, a unit of Samsung Electronics, has acquired 52.26 million shares of BYD Electronic for CNY3 billion (US$449 million), according to an announcement by the China-based electric vehicle maker.
Taiwan market: Asia Pacific Telecom to introduce Pepper into local market
Newswatch - Jul 21, 12:29
Asia Pacific Telecom, one of the five 4G mobile telecom carriers in Taiwan, will officially introduce Pepper, a service robot jointly developed by SoftBank and Foxconn Electronics, into the Taiwan market on July 25, with the availability of the robot to begin in September, according to a Chinese-language...
Commentary: ARM a must for SoftBank in paradigm shift
Jul 20, 12:46
SoftBank's decision to buy out ARM for GBP24.3 billion (US$32.2 billion) not only highlights the ruthless investment style of SoftBank's chairman and CEO Masayoshi Son, but also indicates the future business opportunities that will come along with the rising penetration of Internet of Things (IoT).
Chip shipments for VR devices to boom
Jul 20, 12:28
Chip shipments for VR (virtual reality) devices are expected to surge during the year-end shopping season in Europe and the US, according to industry sources.
Merry to form investment partnership with Luxshare via Suzhou subsidiary
Jul 19, 15:59
Headset maker Merry Electronics has signed a letter of intent for cooperation with China-based Luxshare Precision Industry under which Luxshare or one of its subsidiaries will take up a 40-60% stake in a Merry subsidiary in Suzhou, China for CNY400-600 million (US$59.71-89.57 million).
ASRock reports increased sales for June
Newswatch - Jul 15, 10:55
ASRock has reported revenues of NT$559.37 million (US$17.48 million) for June, up 9.22% on month and 9.41% on year. Accumulated 2016 revenues through June totaled NT$3.457 billion, increasing 3.56% from a year earlier.
Wistron announces treasury stock buyback results
Stockwatch - Jul 13, 22:12
Wistron originally planned spend a maximum of NT$37.75 billion (US$1.18 billion) to buy back 60 million treasury shares with a price range between NT$16-26 from May 14 to July 13; however, the company only bought back 24.36 million shares during the period, according to a company posting on the Taiwan...
TEEMA holds 2 shows in Kunshan
Jul 13, 15:25
The Taiwan Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers Association (TEEMA) is cooperating with the government of Kunshan City, eastern China, to hold the 2016 Kunshan Electrical, Electronic & Equipment Exposition as well as the 2016 Kunshan Intelligent Automation and Robotics Exposition in the city...
Pegatron sees over 30% growth in June revenues
Jul 12, 15:32
Pegatron Technology has announced consolidated revenues of NT$93.35 billion (US$2.89 billion) for June, growing 40.27% on month and 33.34% on year, and NT$224.98 billion for the second quarter, down 12.24% sequentially and 3.2% on year.