Foxconn comments on reports of plans to invest in Anhui, China
Stockwatch - Jul 29, 15:57
Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) has commented on reports that will invest in new plants in Anhui, China and is already in negotiations with the local government about related processes, saying that the company's investments need to be evaluated and must be reported to the board for...
Digitimes Research: Japan promoting service robots
Jul 25, 10:37
Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry has been boosting the development of service robots, with a target production value of JPY2.65 trillion (US$26.1 billion) and target production of 9.4 million robots specifically for use in health and medical care in 2025, according to Digitimes Resear...
Apple to become largest client for TSMC, say sources
Jul 23, 22:50
Apple is expected to become the largest client for Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) as the Taiwan-based foundry house has begun to ramp up production of A8 processors and is likely to continue to fabricate the vendor's A9 CPUs in 2015, according to industry sources.
Foxconn recruiting 100,000 workers for China factory, says report
Jul 18, 13:51
Taiwan-based EMS provider Foxconn Electronics is recruiting 100,000 production line workers aged 23-40 for its factory in Zhengzhou City of Henan Province, northern China, mainly for production of Apple's new iPhone, according to a media report from China.
Motherboard players see profits decline in 2Q14
Jul 17, 12:07
Most Taiwan-based motherboard players saw their second-quarter 2014 profits drift downwards due to price-cutting competition led by Asustek Computer and Gigabyte Technology, according to sources from motherboard players.
TCA inks ICT cooperation in Myanmar
Jul 16, 15:09
The Taipei Computer Association (TCA), in a bid to promote ICT cooperation between Taiwan- and Myanmar-based enterprises, on July 15 set up an office and signed a cooperation MoU with the Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry and second-stage APEC Digital Opportunity Center...
Foxconn June revenues increase
Jul 11, 18:20
Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) on July 10 reported consolidated revenues of NT$316.99 billion (US$10.56 billion) for June, growing 18.3% on month and 4.06% on year. Its consolidated revenues of NT$879.401 billion for the second quarter inched down 0.41% on quarter and NT$1.76 trillion...
Pegatron sees increased June revenues
Jul 11, 18:14
Pegatron on July 10 reported consolidated revenues of NT$72.12 billion (US$2.40 billion) for June, growing 9.46% on month and 1.52% on year, NT$210.49 billion for the second quarter, slipping 3.4% sequentially, and NT$428.38 billion for January-June, dipping 0.33% on year.
Notebook ODMs expect 5-10% growth in 3Q14 shipments
Jul 11, 11:56
Notebook ODMs expect their shipments to enjoy a sequential growth of 5-10% in the third quarter and have a chance to advance further in the fourth, helping their shipment ratio for the first and second halves of 2014 reach 45:55.
Pegatron to see over NT$1 trillion in 2014 revenues, say analysts
Jul 9, 12:19
Pegatron is expected to see 2014 consolidated revenues and net profit exceed NT$1 trillion (US$33.3 billion) and NT$10 billion respectively, mainly due to shipments of new-generation iPhones and iPads beginning in the third quarter, according to market analysts.
Should Apple watchers be taking note of a UK IPO?
Jul 7, 23:08
On July 3, England-based Intelligent Energy offered up 16.2 million shares, or 8.76% of the company's capital, to raise approximately US$92 million and put the overall value of the company at more than US$1 billion, making it one of the UK's biggest green energy debut's ever. The IPO is interesting...
Siemens kicks off tour in Taiwan to showcase new technologies
Jun 30, 21:56
The Taiwan branch of Germany engineering firm Siemens AG has announced that it will kick off a two-year tour around Taiwan to showcase Siemens' latest manufacturing technologies through a company designed demo truck, which has been dubbed the "Future of Manufacturing." The truck is expected...
Delta Electronics enjoys booming orders from EMEA markets
Jun 30, 15:14
Power management solution provider Delta Electronics has seen booming orders for industrial automation solutions and power supplies used in telecom infrastructure from markets in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and therefore has had its factory in Slovakia increase production by two shifts...
Foxconn sees profit growth in 2013; expects better performance in 2014
Jun 26, 14:16
Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) has announced consolidated revenues of NT$3.95 trillion (US$131.82 billion) for 2013, a new historic high, with EPS growing to NT$8.16, up from the NT$8.03 of 2012. Company chairman Terry Guo expects the company's profits to grow on year in 2014.
Pegatron sees strong profit growth in 2013
Jun 18, 20:59
Pegatron Technology has announced consolidated revenues of NT$949.75 billion (US$31.63 billion) for 2013, up 7.77% on year, with gross margins reaching 4.8%, net profits NT$9.6 billion, up NT$3.2 billion from 2012, and EPS of NT$4.16. The company will distribute a dividend of NT$2.80 in cash.
Emerging markets see rising notebook demand
Jun 12, 12:12
Notebook demand in emerging markets has started recovering recently as international funds return to emerging markets after seeing a weak return on investment in the US and Europe, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.
Pegatron suffers 9% on-month revenue drop in May
Jun 11, 16:13
Pegatron Technology saw its consolidated revenues for May drop 9.09% on month and 8.55% on year to reach NT$65.89 billion (US$2.2 billion), with combined consolidated revenues from January-May reaching NT$356.25 billion, down 0.7% on year.
Foxconn May revenues decrease
Jun 11, 15:49
Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) on June 10 reported consolidated revenues of NT$267.97 billion (US$8.89 billion) for May, slipping 8.99% on month and 10.82% on year, and NT$1.45 trillion for January-May, rising on year by 3.15%.
Compal, Wistron see on-month growths in June revenues
Jun 10, 11:43
Compal Electronics has announced consolidated revenues of NT$68 billion (US$2.26 billion) for May, up 18.95% on month and 28.26% on year, while Wistron achieved NT$43.83 billion in the month, up 2.33% on month, but down 25.28% on year.
ODMs expect 50% notebook shipment growth in 2H14
Jun 9, 14:28
Notebook ODMs expects their shipments in the second half to grow 50% from the first due to stronger-than-expected orders from clients in Europe, plus Microsoft's strategy to significantly reduce Windows' licensing fees for sub-US$299 models to US$15.
Cloud providers fueling server boom
Jun 5, 11:52
Recent IDC cloud research shows that spending on public cloud services will grow by a 30% CAGR to surpass US$14 billion in 2017. By then, more than 80% of new cloud applications will be hosted on the top six platform-as-a-service (PaaS) providers. Given the support from large-scale cloud providers,...
Digitimes Research: HP, Acer see on-month shipment growth top 60% in May
Jun 4, 21:23
Global top-five brand vendors together and top-three ODMs combined both enjoyed over 25% on-month rebounds in May shipments with Hewlett-Packard (HP) and Acer both seeing over 60% growth. The two brand vendors' strong performance also boosted shipments for their ODM partners Quanta Computer and Compal...
Supermicro talks up Computex server lineup
Jun 4, 14:28
Supermicro Computer, a global leader in high-performance, high-efficiency server, storage technology and green computing, has continued to expand its server and storage rack solutions amid increased demand for highly scalable, energy efficient and environmentally friendly solutions for data center,...
ARM establishes CPU design center in Taiwan
Jun 3, 13:33
ARM has announced the establishment of a new CPU design center in the Hsinchu Science Park (HSP), Taiwan. This is ARM's first CPU design center in Asia, and it will focus on the design, verification and delivery of the ARM's Cortex-M processor series targeted at the Internet of Things (IoT), wearables...
Computex gets smart
Jun 3, 13:26
Asia's biggest ICT procurement exhibition and the world's second largest show is set to kick off today and run for the next five days, and Computex Taipei 2014 is expected to highlight a wide variety of IT products and solutions, from the latest mobile devices and computer peripherals, to the newest...
Big Data trends intensify storage business boom
Jun 3, 13:15
The cumulative amount of data produced worldwide is predicted to reach 40ZB by 2020, which is 50 times more than that of 2010 according to preliminary estimates. That means the amount of storage data will double once every two years, and the era of the unprecedented digital universe is now upon us...
Taiwan makers struggling to automate equipment
May 23, 11:38
Many Taiwan-based makers operating in China have been making efforts to automate production at their factories to reduce the impact of continued wage hikes, however, automation is actually not easy because most standard automation equipment does not suit their manufacturing processes, and customized...
Foxconn ex-employees indicted for demanding bribes from suppliers
May 22, 13:55
Six ex-Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) employees, which were being probed by prosecutors in Taiwan starting January 21, 2014, have been officially indicted for asking bribes from upstream suppliers totaling NT$162 million (US$5.37 million).
Wistron, Pegatron fight for orders from Xiaomi
May 21, 22:05
With China-based Xiaomi set to ship 50-60 million smartphones in 2014 and 100 million units in 2015, Wistron and Pegatron Technology are both aggressively trying to land related orders, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.
Foxconn nets NT$1.49 per share for 1Q14
May 15, 12:10
EMS provider Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) has released its first-quarter 2014 financial report, recording net EPS of NT$1.49.
Foxconn April revenues down sequentially
May 12, 10:17
Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) on May 9 reported consolidated revenues of NT$294.442 billion (US$9.73 billion) for April, decreasing on month by 4.35% but increasing on year by 0.92%, and NT$1.177 trillion for January-April, growing on year by 6.97%.
Taiwan PC IC designers conservative about 2Q14
May 9, 14:09
Taiwan-based PC IC design houses are generally conservative about the prospects for second quarter of 2014, expecting their sales to grow 5-10% on average for the quarter, according to industry sources.
Exhibitors show mixed expectations for Computex 2014
May 5, 22:31
Computex 2014 will be hosted from June 3-7 at the Taipei World Trade Center in Taiwan. Some exhibitors are concerned that the show may not be as attractive to visitors this year (2014) as in the past as almost no new innovations are expected to be unveiled during the show. However, some exhibitors...
Foxconn sells communications patent package to Google
Apr 28, 14:31
Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) on April 28 announced the sale of a patent package to Google through US-based MiiCs & Partners. The patents concern the design, production and testing of communications systems. Foxconn declined to reveal further details on the deal citing a non-disclosure...