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  • Clevo sees weak profits in 2016, but expects strong performance in 2017

    IT + CE | Mar 29, 22:58

  • Revenues from flexible AMOLED displays on pace to exceed rigid AMOLED panels in 3Q17, says IHS

    Displays | Mar 29, 22:56

  • New Wafer Works China plant to come online in 2018, says report

    Bits + chips - Newswatch | Mar 29, 22:53

  • LeEco may be unable to acquire Vizio due to strict foreign exchange policies

    Before Going to Press | Mar 29, 22:39

  • Getac Technology nets NT$3.68 per share for 2016

    Before Going to Press | Mar 29, 22:37

  • Asustek ZenFone 4 may not come with Snapdragon 835

    Before Going to Press | Mar 29, 22:36

  • ECS reports losses for 2016

    Before Going to Press | Mar 29, 22:27

  • ESD solution provider Amazing Microelectronic sees earnings up 70% in 2016

    Before Going to Press | Mar 29, 22:26

  • Quanta suffers revenue drop, but increased profits in 2016

    Before Going to Press | Mar 29, 22:17

  • Chunghwa Telecom launches smart FunPark Watch for children

    Before Going to Press | Mar 29, 22:16

  • BLU maker Coretronic to hand out cash dividend of NT$3.5 for 2016

    Before Going to Press | Mar 29, 22:08

  • Flytech Technology to deal out 2016 dividend of NT$5

    Before Going to Press | Mar 29, 21:00

  • Samsung Galaxy S8 to be available starting mid-April

    Before Going to Press | Mar 29, 20:59

  • Gigastorage to not hand out 2016 dividend

    Before Going to Press | Mar 29, 20:57

  • Global Lighting Technologies nets NT$6.05 per share for 2016

    Before Going to Press | Mar 29, 20:56

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Compal becomes a strategic partner of LeEco

Mar 29, 14:15

In a move to protect the interests of its shareholders, Compal Electronics has announced a plan to invest CNY700 million (US$101.65 million) to take a 2.15% stake in Leshi Zhixin Electronic Technology, a TV manufacturing subsidiary of China-based TV/vidoe network LeEco.

HTC teams up with Qingdao Publishing to tap educational VR market in China

Mar 29, 14:00

HTC has signed a strategic alliance agreement with China-based Qingdao Publishing Group to jointly develop a VR education platform targeting China.

Compal expects to ship 40 million PCs in 2017

Mar 29, 11:29

Compal Electronics expects to ship 40 million notebooks and desktops in 2017, growing 10% on year, company president Ray Chen said at a March 28 investors conference.

compal president ray chen

HTC aims to offer 10,000 Vive applications via Viveport in 2017

Mar 28, 15:38

Viveport, A VR platform established by HTC, has attracted registration by more than 20,000 independent VR (virtual reality) application developers, who have together launched about 2,200 applications supporting the HTC Vive, according to Alvin Wang Graylin, president of HTC China.

Teco sets up power charging station for Tesla Model S

Mar 27, 14:14

Own-brand electric machinery and energy management device maker Teco Electric and Machinery has cooperated with Tesla to set up a power charging station consisting of six charging kiosks specifically for Tesla Model S in Taipei Expo Park, northern Taiwan, according to the company.

Asustek plans to spin off AR development team, says paper

Newswatch - Mar 27, 14:10

Asustek Computer plans to spin off its AR/VR development team to become an independent startup, according to a Chinese-language Commercial Times report.

TEEMA forms automotive alliance

Mar 24, 10:42

The Taiwan Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers' Association (TEEMA) has invited semiconductor, information technology and communications (ITC) and automobile and automotive component makers to form Taiwan Vehicle-Team (V-Team) specifically for boosting development of automotive electronics manufacturing...

Pegatron reportedly lands control computer orders for Tesla Model 3

Mar 23, 14:23

Tesla is planning to increase orders to its upstream supply partners for its Model 3, and orders for the control computer reportedly have been landed by Pegatron Technology, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.

PC vendors to hike prices in 3Q17

Mar 22, 16:10

PC vendors, in order to reflect continual hikes in component costs, including display panels, DRAM, SSDs, Li batteries, plan to raise retail prices when new models equipped with revised Kaby Lake processors are launched in the third quarter of 2017, according to sources from the upstream supply chai...

Notebook vendors to hike prices 5-15% in 2Q17 due to rises in component costs

Mar 22, 14:36

To cope with increasing demand from smartphone vendors, component makers have been shifting their capacity to manufacture smartphone-use products. This has impacted the makers' supply volumes for notebook components, causing quotes to rise. In response, most notebook vendors are planning to hike their...

POS vendor Posiflex reports strong EPS for 2016

Newswatch - Mar 22, 11:15

Own-brand POS equipment maker Posiflex Technology has reported net profits of NT$649 million (US$21.34 million) for 2016, increasing 5.37% from a year earlier. The earnings translated into an EPS of NT$9.34 (US$0.306) for the year, the company's highest in 11 years.

Global AR/VR headset market to grow at CAGR of 58% during 2016-2021, says IDC

Newswatch - Mar 21, 12:19

Global shipments of augmented and virtual reality headset devices are expected to reach 99.4 million units in 2021, increasing nearly 10-fold from the 10.1 million units shipped in 2016 and representing a CAGR of 58% across the five-year forecast period, according to IDC.

Wistron expects growth in 2017 revenue and profit

Mar 21, 12:10

ODM Wistron has finished its transformation of business operations and expects revenues and profitability for 2017 to grow significantly on year, according to company chairman Simon Lin at a March 20 investor conference.

Asustek sees largest global market share for gaming notebooks in January, say Taiwan makers

Mar 17, 12:17

Asustek Computer had the largest global market share of 25% for gaming notebooks in January 2017, followed by Lenovo with 16%, HP with 14%, and Micro-Star International and Acer each with 10%. An estimated 5.8 million gaming notebooks will ship globally in 2017, growing 16% on year, according to Taiwan-based...

Digitimes Research: Notebook players see rising shipments in February

Mar 16, 15:55

The worldwide top-5 notebook brand vendors saw their combined shipments in February grow 20% on month and 22% on year, while the top-3 ODMs' shipments also experienced 10% on-month and 30% on-year growths in the month as demand was better than expected. In addition, the Lunar New Year holidays in 2017...

IC demand from PC sector will not pick up until August

Mar 16, 15:15

Taiwan-based IC design houses have said that chip orders from notebook and other PC makers have been flat in March, and a major rebound of chip orders from the PC industry may not come until August.

Microsoft new Surface Book enters mass production

Mar 16, 14:09

Microsoft's new Surface Book reportedly entered mass production recently and shipments are expected to rise each month, according to sources from the related upstream supply chain. The sources believe Microsoft is likely to announce the new notebook at the end of March or April.

LAN transformer maker Bothhand reports NT$5.46 EPS for 2016

Newswatch - Mar 15, 22:25

Taiwan-based LAN transformer maker Bothhand Enterprise has reported net profits of NT$321 million (US$10.37 million) or NT$5.46 per share for 2016. Based on the earnings, the company plans to deal out a cash dividend of NT$5.20 for the year.

China market: Xiaomi invests in 77 firms to form smart hardware ecosystem

Mar 15, 14:12

Xiaomi Technology has committed equity investments in a total of 77 hardware companies to form an ecosystem for the production of smart household devices, according a China-based cnBeta.com report.

Pegatron holds pessimistic 1Q17 business outlook

Mar 14, 22:14

ODM Pegatron expects first-quarter 2017 shipments of notebooks to decrease 20-25% on quarter, motherboards and desktops to slip 15-20% and revenues from non-IT product lines for the quarter to drop 35-40%, according to the company.

Chicony reports EPS NT$5.24 for 2016

Newswatch - Mar 13, 14:05

Chicony Electronics has reported net profits of NT$3.531 billion (US$114.1 million) or NT$5.24 per share for 2016. Based on its earnings, the company plans to deal out dividends of NT$4.3 for 2016, including NT$4.25 in cash and NT$0.05 in shares.

Foxconn Technology reports decreased revenues for February

Stockwatch - Mar 13, 10:54

Metal casing and structure maker Foxconn Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$4.366 billion (US$140.64 million) for February, representing a 46.63% drop on month and 4.16% drop on year.

Foxconn Electronics February revenues down on month, up on year

Mar 13, 10:53

EMS provider Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$289.580 billion (US$9.43 billion) for February, decreasing 16.14% on month but increasing 3.18% on year.

Quanta ships 2.8 million notebooks in February

Stockwatch - Mar 13, 10:39

ODM Quanta Computer shipped 2.8 million notebooks in February, increasing 3.7% on month and 21.7% on year, according to the company.

Pegatron revenues up 14.47% on year in February

Stockwatch - Mar 10, 16:16

Pegatron has reported consolidated revenues of NT$75.231 billion (US$2.42 billion) for February 2017, representing a 15.61% drop on month and 14.47% increase on year.

Quanta revenues rise almost 20% on year in February

Stockwatch - Mar 10, 16:11

Quanta Computer has reported consolidated revenues of NT$74.145 billion (US$.39 billion) for February 2017, representing a 7.28% drop on month and 19.38% increase on year.

Compal ships 2.9 million notebooks/PCs in February

Mar 10, 15:11

Compal Electronics has announced notebook/PC shipments of 2.9 million units for February, up 31% from 2.2 million units in January. Although Compal's shipments had over 30% on-month growth, Compal's revenues in February only grew 11.2% from January because the product ASP in February was lower than...

Connector maker Sinbon to hand out cash dividend of NT$3.5 for 2016

Newswatch - Mar 10, 14:10

Connector and cable assembly maker Sinbon Electronics plans to hand out dividends of NT$3.50 in cash for 2016 based on an EPS of NT$5.15 recorded in the year.

Compal revenues increase over 11% in February

Stockwatch - Mar 9, 16:01

Compal Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$57.034 billion (US$1.84 billion) for February 2017, representing a 11.22% increase on month and 11.88% increase on year.

Inventec enjoys growth in February revenues

Mar 9, 15:18

Inventec has announced consolidated revenues of NT$31.94 billion (US$1.03 billion) for February, up 5.51% on month and 11% on year. The company shipped 1.5 million PC devices in the month, up from 1.15 million units a month ago.

Wistron reports over 20% on-year revenue growth for February

Mar 9, 14:10

Wistron's February consolidated revenues dropped 9.65% on month, but increased 22.5% on year to reach NT$49.42 billion (US$1.6 billion). Wistron shipped 1.3 million notebooks in February, flat from a month ago.

The robotic expansion: Q&A with Kuka CEO Stefan Lampa

Mar 8, 14:40

Kuka Robotics, as the world's leading maker of robots used in automobile manufacturing, has been making efforts to extend robotic application to other manufacturing sectors, especially consumer electronics.

Kuka Robotics CEO

Quanta Storage to ship over 1,000 collaborative robots in 2H17

Newswatch - Mar 8, 11:23

Quanta Storage reportedly has landed orders for its own-brand Teckman (TM) collaborative robots from shoemaker Pou Chen Group and Pegatron, with total shipments likely to reach 1,000 units in the second half of 2017, according to a Chinese-language udn.com report.

Chicony Power reports increased earnings for 2016

Newswatch - Mar 6, 15:09

Power supply maker Chicony Power Technology has reported net profits of NT$1.62 billion (US$52.286 million) for 2016, increasing 16.2% from a year earlier.

ASRock sees earnings decline in 2016

Newswatch - Mar 6, 15:02

Motherboard maker ASRock saw its net profit decline 33.7% on year to NT$160 million (NT$5.16 million) in 2016 during which total revenues were down only 1.33% to NT$7.121 billion.

Chassis maker Waffer sees revenues surge over 47% on year in February

Newswatch - Mar 6, 10:40

Notebook chassis maker Waffer Technology has announced revenues of NT$202.14 million (US$6.529 million) for February, down 0.42% sequentially but up 47.21% on year.

Foxconn could help Toshiba in ways similar to that for Sharp, says Guo

Mar 3, 16:19

While Toshiba is suffering from financial troubles and looking to sell its memory business, Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) chairman Terry Guo has noted that demand for storage will start rising as the 8K resolution era arrives and Foxconn also has such demand and likes to push further...

Acer ready to ship developer edition of MR headsets, says paper

Newswatch - Mar 3, 15:09

Acer will begin to ship the developer edition of its first mixed reality (MR) headset, co-developed with Microsoft, in March, according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) report. .

IPC maker Ennoconn reports record high earnings for 2016

Newswatch - Mar 2, 15:40

IPC maker Ennoconn saw its net profits grow 18.1% on year to a record high of NT$1.02 billion (US$33.12 million) in 2016. The earnings translated into an EPS of NT$14.01 for the year compared to NT$12.75 of a year earlier.

Digitimes Research: Worldwide notebook shipments to enjoy on-year growth in 1Q17

Mar 2, 10:50

Worldwide notebook shipments (not including 2-in-1 devices) surpassed 40 million units in the fourth quarter of 2016, dropping only 1.2% on year. Shipments from Taiwan-based ODMs even achieved on-year shipment growth in the quarter thanks to strong demand from the US and Europe due to seasonality and...

Foxconn invests in SoftBank subsidiary, sets up joint venture with Sharp

Mar 1, 13:38

Foxconn Electronics has had its subsidiary Foxconn (Far East) Limited acquire 96,268 new shares of SoftBank Group's subsidiary SoftBank Group Capital APAC at US$600.602 million for a 54.5% stake, while another subsidiary Fabrigene Limited acquired 208.702 million shares of Sharp Healthcare and Medical...

Merry sees EPS hit record high in 2016

Newswatch - Feb 24, 14:41

Headset maker Merry Electronics has reported an EPS of as high as NT$11 for 2016, compared to NT$3.48 for a year earlier.

Silitech suffers losses in 2016

Stockwatch - Feb 24, 13:50

Handset-use chassis and keypad maker Silitech Technology has reported a net loss of NT$109.2 million (US$3.544 million) or NT$0.61 per share for 2016.

Industrial robot makers expanding capacity

Feb 24, 11:07

Worldwide robot makers have been expanding their capacity recently with Germany-based Kuka cooperating with the China-based Midea Group to expand its capacity in Europe and China. Meanwhile, Japan-based Yaskawa has also increased investment at its plants, and Taiwan-based Quanta Storage has partnered...

Demand for robots gradually increasing

iPad supply chain makers likely to report disappointing 1Q17 sales

Feb 24, 10:48

First-quarter 2017 results of Taiwan-based makers in the iPad supply chain, notably touch panel makers TPK Holding and General Interface Solution (GIS), are hanging in the balance, depending on when Apple is going release its new iPad Pro lineup, according to industry sources.

Ability Opto-Electronics sees earnings improve significantly in 2016

Newswatch - Feb 23, 16:00

Camera module maker Ability Opto-Electronics Technology has reported net profits of NT$95.02 million (US$3.045 million) for 2016, which translated into an EPS of NT$1.02 for the year compared to a loss of NT$1.11 of a year earlier.

GPU shipments total 100 million in 4Q16, says John Peddie

Feb 23, 12:26

Global demand for GPUs increased in the fourth quarter of 2016 on a sequential basis, continuing a rising trend despite continuing lower sales for PCs.

Taiwan makers to ship 1.2 million VR HMD devices in 2017, says MIC

Newswatch - Feb 22, 12:32

Taiwan's shipments of VR head-mounted display (HMD) devices, including ODM models, are expected to reach 1.2 million units in 2017, according to Market Intelligence and Consulting Institute (MIC).

Foxconn turns to China, initiates large-scale recruitment for company

Feb 21, 16:01

Taiwan-based EMS provider Foxconn Electronics has kicked off recruitment of 12,000 university graduates and 6,000 graduates of senior high schools and junior vocational colleges in China, with the goal for the university graduates being to cultivate engineers for e-commerce, information technology,...

Foxconn chairman pledges shares for loans

Newswatch - Feb 20, 21:35

Foxconn Electronics chairman Terry Gou has pledged a total of 430 million Foxconn shares as collateral to borrow loans from three banks, according to data released by Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE).

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