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Quanta Computer denies reported layoffs

May 4, 15:32

Quanta Computer on May 3 firmly denied reports that the company will lay off 10-20% of employees in June, adding that a number of employees voluntarily resigned due to merging a business office in Hsinchu, northern Taiwan into its headquarters in late 2015 and corporate reorganization in the first...

Demand for IC solutions from China robot markers increasing

Apr 25, 11:31

China-based hardware makers have rushed into the development and manufacture of robot products, offering an opportunity for Taiwan-based chipset vendors to ramp up their shipments to the sector, according to sources from Taiwan's IC supply chain.

Pegatron reshuffles executive positions

Apr 22, 15:23

Pegatron, in response to vice chairman Ted Hsu's departure to join Asustek Computer as chief strategy office, has decided to reshuffle its executive positions including CEO, COO, CTO and R&D director, with new executives to come into office on July 1, 2016, according to the company.

VIA subsidiary Xander raided for making fake transactions

Stockwatch - Apr 22, 14:58

Taiwan's District Prosecutors Office raided the headquarters of Taiwan-based channel distributor Xander, a subsidiary of VIA Technologies, on April 21 as some of the company's executives and workers are suspected of having made fake transactions with companies they established to make its financial...

Primax reports increased earnings for 1Q16

Newswatch - Apr 22, 14:24

PC peripheral and mobile device component maker Primax Electronics has reported net profits of NT$400 million (US$12.38 million) for the first quarter of 2016, increasing 9% from a year earlier. The earnings translated into an EPS of NT$0.91 for the quarter compared to NT$0.85 of a year earlier.

Manufacturing overcapacity constrains industrial robot market growth in China, IHS says

Apr 22, 11:05

The China market for industrial robots reached an estimated US$1.3 billion in 2015. This market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 20%, reaching US$3.3 billion in 2020, according to IHS.

China white-box players eye VR, robot business opportunities

Apr 21, 14:08

With virtual reality (VR) becoming a hot topic in the IT industry, China-based white-box players have been aggressively releasing inexpensive head-worn VR devices and home-care robots, and even formed a supply chain ecosystem specifically for VR products. Currently, the retail channel in Shenzhen is...

Asustek notebook orders for BYD still low

Apr 19, 12:36

Asustek Computer is ready to launch its new notebooks soon with Pegatron Technology remaining its major supplier, followed by Quanta Computer, Wistron, BYD and Compal Electronics. However, the order volume to China-based BYD is still small due to its unsatisfactory manufacturing performance, according...

Pegatron vice chairman Ted Hsu reportedly to become Asustek chairman

Apr 19, 11:55

Asustek Computer chairman Jonney Shih reportedly plans to resign from his position and will let Pegatron Technology's vice chairman Ted Hsu succeed him. Asustek confirmed that Hsu will return to become the company's strategy officer and will also join the board of directors, but Asustek and Pegatron...

Foxconn reportedly to return to China retail channel

Apr 19, 11:49

Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) reportedly is planning to return to China's retail channel, but instead of creating a specific department, Foxconn is separating the country into 8-10 areas for each of its sub-business groups to handle one segment, according to industry sources.

Quanta sees strong growth in March notebook shipments

Apr 12, 11:52

Quanta Computer's notebook shipments grew by 65% on month to reach 3.8 million units in March. Although Quanta expects its second-quarter shipments to see sequential growth, it is not able to predict the extent of growth due to low order visibility.

Foxconn Technology reports on-year decrease in March revenues

Stockwatch - Apr 11, 16:18

Foxconn Technology Corporation has reported consolidated revenues of NT$6.475 billion (US$199.99 million) for March 2016, representing a 42.13% increase on month and 17.2% drop on year.

Compal, Inventec, Wistron see notebook shipments grow in March

Apr 11, 15:05

Notebook ODMs Compal Electronics, Inventec and Wistron have seen their March notebook shipments grow from February as their clients had been pushing their shipments before the first quarter ended.

Foxconn sees increased March revenues

Apr 11, 10:57

Foxconn Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$339.621 billion (US$10.34 billion) for March, increasing 21.01% on month and 0.39% on year.

Inventec reports revenues for March 2016

Stockwatch - Apr 8, 16:08

Inventec has reported consolidated revenues of NT$36.48 billion (US$1.13 billion) for March 2016, representing a 26.79% increase on month and 7.93% increase on year.

Compal sees on-month growth in March revenues

Stockwatch - Apr 8, 16:07

Compal Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$69.58 billion (US$2.15 billion) for March 2016, representing a 36.49% increase on month and 7.17% drop on year.

Foxconn denies of having evaded taxes

Stockwatch - Apr 7, 21:06

Commenting on a report which claims that Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) has evaded taxes worth up to NT$741.2 billion (US$22.86 billion) via investments in Panama, Foxconn said the company has always been an honest tax payer and paid over NT$48 billion in taxes in Taiwan in 2015.

ECS sees over 29% on-month decline in March revenues

Stockwatch - Apr 6, 21:41

Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.69 billion (US$82.89 million) for March 2016, representing a 60.71% increase on month but a 29.32% drop on year.

Sharp may outsource mass production to Innolux, says Foxconn chairman

Apr 6, 14:56

Sharp, following Foxconn Electronics' stake investment, will focus R&D and production on panels involving cutting-edge technologies, while Innolux, a member of the Foxconn Group, will maintain large volume production. Sharp is likely to outsource mass production to Innolux, according to Foxconn...

Quanta reports decreased profits for 2015

Newswatch - Apr 6, 11:11

Quanta Computer has reported that its net profits declined 5.6% on year to NT$17.827 billion (US$538.91 million) for 2015, the lowest level in nine years. The earnings translated into an EPS of NT$4.62 for 2015.

Compal aims to hike 2016 revenue proportion for non-notebook products to 30%

Apr 1, 15:36

Compal Electronics aims to increase the revenue proportion for non-notebook product lines in 2016 to 30%, according to the company.

Foxconn to invest US$1.65 billion in China subsidiaries

Mar 31, 15:23

Following its acquisition of Sharp, Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) has announced investments totaling US$1.65 billion in several companies in China covering industries including handsets, optical lenses, glass products, automation systems and robots.

Compal sees flat performance in 2015 revenues

Stockwatch - Mar 31, 14:09

Compal Electronics has announced consolidated revenues of NT$847.31 billion (US$25.97 billion) for 2015, up 0.2% on year. Its 2015 net operating profits came to NT$11.31 billion, down 3% on year, and it reported NT$8.69 billion in net profit and NT$2.01 in EPS for the year.

Foxconn post 2015 results

Stockwatch - Mar 31, 11:13

Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) has posted consolidated revenues of NT$4,482.15 billion (US$136.4 billion), gross margin 7.15%, net operating profit NT$164.27 billion, net profit NT$146.87 billion and net EPS of NT$9.42 for 2015.

Foxconn Group to invest JPY388.812 billion in Sharp

Mar 30, 22:13

Foxconn Electronics, its Cayman Islands-registered subsidiary Foxconn (Far East), Singapore-based Foxconn Technology Pte. and SIO International Holdings will together acquire 3.282 billion new common shares to be issued by Sharp to expand paid-in capital at JPY88 per share and a total price of JPY388.812...

Clevo to sell real estate in China to help improve operations

Mar 29, 14:54

Clevo's subsidiary in China, Buynow, is expected to sell its over 250,000 square meters of real estate in China in 2016 for a total price of CNY2.2 billion (US$338.42 million). Income will be used to help optimize its balance sheet structure and improve asset operating efficiency.

Clevo ships 1.42 million notebooks in 2015, but sees increasing volume in high-end models

Mar 28, 22:24

Clevo's notebook shipments reached 1.42 million units in 2015, down 13.93% from 1.65 million in 2014, but revenues from the business grew 4% on year in 2015 as the company shipped more high-end models, which also benefited the business's gross margins and operating profit margin.

Quanta partners with Ericsson for cloud computing datacenter business

Mar 23, 15:36

Quanta Computer has partnered with telecom equipment maker Ericsson to push the cloud computing datacenter market and the cooperation is expected to boost its telecom products' revenue contribution in the cloud computing business from 3% currently to 40% after five years.

Acer to undertake major restructuring; form holding company, say sources

Mar 22, 22:14

Acer reportedly plans to implement a corporate restructuring project under which the company will divide its business into three major segments: PC, cloud and data center management, and re-investment businesses, according to industry sources.

Inventec nets NT$1.55 for 2015

Mar 22, 22:07

ODM Inventec released financial report for the fourth quarter of 2015 at a March 22 investors conference, recording a net EPS of NT$1.55 for 2015.

Brazil notebook market suffering inventory pile up

Mar 21, 15:35

With a 30% on-year drop in notebook sales in 2015, Brazil's notebook retail channel is suffering from a serious inventory pile up, and most brand vendors' orders for the country have turned weak since the fourth quarter of 2015, and several have even stopped pulling in orders for January and February...

Pegatron plans to establish plants in India, says CEO

Mar 18, 15:17

Pegatron Technology CEO Jason Cheng, during an investors conference on March 17, revealed that the company has plans for India and is planning to establish factories in the country.

Pegatron posts strong earnings in 2015

Stockwatch - Mar 18, 10:54

Pegatron Technology has reported that its net profits grow 62.5% on year to NT$23.81 billion (US$734.71 million) in 2015 as consolidated revenues expanded 19% to NT$1.21 trillion.

Quanta lands OEM orders for VxRail from EMC

Mar 15, 21:50

Quanta Computer has obtained OEM orders for US-based EMC's VxRail storage equipment based on hyper-converged infrastructure, which integrates servers with storage devices to minimize dimensions, according to Taiwan-based supply chain makers.

Negotiations continue on Foxconn Sharp deal

Mar 15, 17:25

Foxconn Electronics is undertaking its due diligence at Sharp's factories for a planned bailout for Sharp and both sides may sign the deal this week, according to Japan-based Nikkan Kogyo.

Digitimes Research: Worldwide notebook shipments up slightly on month in February

Mar 15, 11:12

Following significant drops both on month and on year in January, worldwide notebook shipments remained weak in February, growing only 2% sequentially for the top-five brand vendors together and 1% sequentially for the top-three notebook ODMs, according to Digitimes...

Foxconn revenues down on month in February

Stockwatch - Mar 14, 11:33

Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$280.648 billion (US$8.598 billion) for February 2016, representing a 16.87% drop on month and 0.22% increase on year.

Foxconn Technology sees February revenues decline

Stockwatch - Mar 11, 15:06

Foxconn Technology Corporation has reported consolidated revenues of NT$4.556 billion (US$138.49 million) for February 2016, representing a 30.51% drop on month and 36.64% drop on year.

Pegatron sees revenues drop in February

Mar 11, 14:57

Pegatron Technology saw its February 2016 revenues drop 35.2% on month and 5.1% on year to reach only NT$65.72 billion (US$2 billion) due to seasonality and fewer working hours caused by the Lunar New Year holidays.

Lite-On Technology revenues drop in February

Stockwatch - Mar 10, 16:20

Lite-On Technology Corporation has reported consolidated revenues of NT$14.086 billion (US$429.02 million) for February 2016, representing a 18.77% drop on month and 2.07% drop on year.

Chicony Electronics sees revenues drop in February

Stockwatch - Mar 10, 16:17

Chicony Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$4.593 billion (US$150.85 million) for February 2016, representing a 17.99% drop on month and 34.17% drop on year.

Compal notebook shipments rise 15% in February

Mar 10, 12:19

Compal Electronics shipped 2.3 million notebooks during February, up 15% from a month ago. The company expects shipments to continue increasing in March at a double-digit percentage rate.

Wistron, Inventec see better-than-expected shipments in February

Mar 9, 15:26

Wistron shipped 1.1 million notebooks, 800,000 desktops, 500,000 monitors, 300,000 LCD TVs and 130,000 servers in February, while fellow maker Inventec shipped 1.25 million IT devices including notebooks and all-in-one PCs, in the month, up from 1.2 million units in January.

Qisda nets NT$1.10 per share for 2015

Stockwatch - Mar 9, 11:00

DMS (design and manufacturing service) provider Qisda has published its 2015 financial report, posting consolidated revenues of NT$133.102 billion (US$4.05 billion), net profit of NT$2.169 billion and net EPS of NT$1.10.

Asia Pacific robotics spending to reach US$93 billion in 2019, says IDC

Mar 8, 15:46

IDC forecasts Asia Pacific (AP) spending on robotics and related services to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 19% from 2015 to 2019.

Pegatron notebook shipments weakening because of Toshiba order cuts

Mar 8, 15:14

The worldwide seventh largest notebook brand vendor Toshiba has been cutting its notebook orders recently, which is negatively impacting its largest ODM partner Pegatron Technology's notebook shipments, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.

Pegatron to host investors conference to talk about treasury stock buyback

Mar 4, 15:02

Pegatron Technology has announced it will host an investors conference on April 20 to report its process on buying back treasury stocks as well as adjustments to articles of association.

Sharp accepts Foxconn bailout

Feb 25, 11:25

Sharp's board of directors has accepted a JPY700 billion (US$5.81 billion) bailout plan proposed by Taiwan-based EMS provider Hon Hai Precision Industry (Foxconn Electronics), according to Japan-based Nikkei News.

iPhone supply chain makers suffer decreased revenues

Feb 24, 16:20

Sales performance of major suppliers in the iPhone 6s device supply chain is likely to stay flat in the first half of 2016 due to decreased orders from Apple, according to industry sources.

Notebook ODMs pushing into IoT business

Feb 19, 11:17

Notebook ODMs have been expanding into the Internet of Things (IoT) industry with both Compal Electronics and Pegatron Technology having established teams to specifically handle related development, while Wistron has been investing in IoT players to build cooperation.

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