BASF to expand capacity
Sep 30, 14:46
Germany-based chemical material supplier BASF is planning to expand its capacity and will establish a world-class acetylene production plant in Ludwighafen, Germany to replace its existing production equipment. The new system will begin operation at the end of 2019.
China-based Lianluo to take up a majority stake in Newegg, says report
Sep 30, 12:14
China-based mobile Internet service company Hangzhou Lianluo Information Technology (formerly Beijing Digital Grid Technology) plans to invest CNY1.77 billion (US$265.47 million) in cash to take up a 55.7% stake in US-based e-commerce operator Newegg, according to a China-based Beijing Business...
Apple sets up first R&D center in China
Sep 29, 15:01
Apple has set up its first R&D center in China in Beijing's Zhongguancun Science Park, according to a statement issued by the Zhongguancun Park Management Committee.
Delta becomes core member of CharIN
Sep 26, 16:48
Delta Electronics, a supplier of power and thermal management solutions, has announced it has become a core member of the Charging Interface Initiative e. V. (CharIN), an open coalition of world-class firms within the electric vehicle (EV) industry aiming to support and promote the Combined Charging...
China market: LeEco launches new smartphone
Sep 22, 11:14
China-based LCD TV and smartphone vendor LeEco has launched its new Le Pro 3 smartphone and with the device, the company is expected to ship over 15 million smartphones in 2016, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.
Foxconn to raise US$1 billion through EMTN issues
Newswatch - Sep 19, 11:01
Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision) plans to raise a total of US$1 billion through two tranches of corporate bond issues, according to a company statement filed with the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE).
Quanta, Compal see increased notebook shipments in August
Newswatch - Sep 13, 14:59
Notebook ODMs Quanta Computer and Compal Electronics saw increased notebook shipments in August with Quanta's volume rising 800,000 units on month to reach four million units and Compal increasing 600,000 units to reach three million, according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN)...
Foxconn, Pegatron see increased August revenues
Sep 12, 11:07
Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) and Pegatron have reported August consolidated revenues of NT$312.697 billion (US$9.86 billion) and NT$82.608 billion respectively, the former increasing 6.72% on month and 6.75% on year and the latter growing 0.22% and 9.02% respectively.
Compal revenues up in August
Stockwatch - Sep 9, 16:10
Compal Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$64.599 billion (US$2.06 billion) for August 2016, representing a 13.45% increase on month and 0.58% increase on year.
Foxlink sees revenues up on month in August
Stockwatch - Sep 9, 15:42
Foxlink has reported consolidated revenues of NT$8.538 billion (US$271.94 million) for August 2016, representing a 17.71% increase on month but a 14.4% drop on year.
Qisda sees growing revenues in August
Sep 9, 15:08
Qisda has announced consolidated revenues of NT$10.7 billion (US$341.23 million) for August, up 4.03% on month and 1.4% on year, and NT$84.27 billion for the first eight months of 2016 combined, down 3.06% on year. Of the amount, NT$7.99 billion were contributed by Qisda's design and manufacturing...
Terry Guo denies applying for Singapore citizenship
Sep 6, 15:11
Commenting on reports that Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) chairman Terry Guo has abandoned his Taiwan citizenship and applied to became a citizen of Singapore, Guo's personnel lawyer has refuted the claims saying the reports are completely false.
Foxconn giving bonuses to maintain workforce, says paper
Newswatch - Sep 5, 16:06
With Apple ready to announce its new iPhones, Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) has been aggressively pushing new employment projects recently to ensure a sufficient number of workers on its iPhone production lines, according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) re...
Delta Electronics unveils 3 robot arms
Sep 2, 11:46
Power supply maker and energy management solution provider Delta Electronics on September 1 unveiled two 6-axis vertical multi-joint robots as well as a new SCARA (selective compliance assembly robot arm) at the Taipei International Industrial Automation Exhibition taking place during August 31-September...
Linde establishes R&D center in Taiwan
Sep 1, 16:30
The Linde Group has opened a new electronics R&D center in Taichung, Taiwan on September 1, with the company investing approximately EUR five million (US$5.6 million) to help support local customers and development partners.
IFA 2016: Acer unveils VR devices and new notebooks
Sep 1, 12:33
Acer has unveiled a number of new products, including ultrathin notebooks, Chromebooks, VR devices, 2-in-1 models, tablets and smartphones, at a product presentation prior to the opening of IFA 2016.
Taipei hosts industrial automation exhibition
Aug 31, 11:56
The Taipei International Industrial Automation 2016, an exhibition focusing on Industry 4.0-based smart manufacturing, began today at the Nankang Exhibitin Center, and will run till September 3.
BYD 1H16 net profit hikes over 384%
Aug 30, 11:38
China-based maker BYD generated consolidated revenues of CNY43.745 billion (US$6.70 billion), gross margin of 19.48% and net profit of CNY2.260 billion for first-half 2016, growing 43.74%, 4.45pp and 384.23% respectively on year, according to the company.
Vendors to shift away more orders from BYD
Aug 30, 11:07
Asustek Computer and Huawei are expected to shift more of their existing orders for notebooks and smartphones away from China-based BYD, which is having a difficult time fulfilling its promises in product quality and shipment schedule to the clients, according to sources from the upstream supply cha...
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.