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Xiaomi said to release notebook in 2016 with help from Inventec and Foxconn

Sep 1, 14:26

China-based smartphone vendor Xiaomi reportedly is planning to launch a notebook in 2016 and is currently developing the device jointly with its ODM partners Inventec and Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry). So far, the notebook's mass production schedule has yet to be confirmed, according...

Taiwan key economic indicator continues to signal slow growth

Aug 31, 10:31

Taiwan's economic conditions remain soft, affected by weak international economies, the National Development Council (NDC) has said, citing its latest survey on the outlook of the local economy.

China investment environment deteriorating, investment risk rising, says TEEMA

Aug 27, 16:02

The investment environment in China has declined for the seventh consecutive year in 2015, while the risk for committing investments in China has continued to rise for the fourth year in a row, according to a survey on investment in China by the Taiwan Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers' Association...

Medical applications leading advancement in 3D printing, says Gartner

Aug 27, 15:30

3D printing (3DP) technology has progressed rapidly in recent years, and medical applications are leading to some of the most significant deployments of 3DP technology, according to Gartner.

Inventec plans to set up factory in Indonesia or Philippines

Aug 27, 11:18

Notebook ODM Inventec, in line with clients' move to tap the ASEAN market, plans to set up a factory in Indonesia or the Philippines in 2016, according to company chairman Richard Lee.

Global service robot market to grow 20-30% annually

Aug 27, 10:56

The market value of service robots globally is expected to grow 20-30% on year, growing from US$8.5 billion in 2015 to over US$20 billion in 2020, according to an industry estimate.

Compal to shift notebook capacity from Chengdu factory to Kunshan

Aug 25, 20:44

Notebook ODM Compal Electronics will gradually move notebook production capacity at its factory in Chengdu City, western China, to its factory in Kunshan, eastern China, and has notified its component makers of the plans, according to notebook supply chain makers.

Taiwan draws up drones law

Aug 25, 14:46

Taiwan is drafting a law to govern the flying of drones amid growing concerns over their threats to aviation safety.

Notebook vendors start RFQ process; competition grows fierce

Aug 25, 14:12

Notebook brand vendors such as Acer, Dell, Hewlett-Packard (HP) and Toshiba have recently begun the request for quotation (RFQ) process for their notebook orders for 2016 and the result is expected to be determined in 1-2 months.

BenQ to showcase industrial 4.0 solutions at international automation exhibition

Aug 24, 21:54

Display product vendor BenQ will showcase industrial 4.0 solutions mainly consisting of intelligent carrying, warehousing and manufacturing at the Taipei International Industrial Automation Exhibition to take place during August 26-29, according to the company.

Notebook ODMs pushing August shipments

Aug 20, 15:23

Notebook ODMs are expected to see significant on-month growths in August shipments and some makers may even achieve more than 50% growth. Since shipments will grow further in September, the makers are expected to be able to achieve better third-quarter shipments than in the second, according to sources...

Precision component maker Min Ark sees profits up in 1H15

Aug 19, 20:37

Precision component maker Min Ark Precision Industrial has reported net profits of NT$236 million (US$7.27 million) for the first half of 2015, increasing 40.95% from a year earlier. EPS for the first half reached NT$3.82, as gross margin edged up 2.61pp to 35.85% during the period.

Min Ark CFO Meng Ching-yu

Quanta partners with Cisco to push cloud medical services

Aug 18, 12:47

Quanta Computer has partnered with Cisco to provide hardware- and software-integrated services to hospitals and clinics. Quanta will combine its QOCA medical platform, which it developed jointly with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), with Cisco's cloud computing solutions and the services...

Wistron nets NT$0.32 per share for 1H15

Aug 14, 14:34

Notebook ODM Wistron has reported first-half consolidated revenues of NT$296.78 billion (US$9.4 billion), gross margin 4.67%, net operating profit NT$835 million, net profit NT$800 million and net EPS NT$0.32.

Digitimes Research: Samsung Artik products to support Arduino standard

Aug 13, 12:12

Samsung Electronics has announced that it will seek to make its Artik platform products as Arduino-certified platforms for IoT (Internet of Things) applications, a move which indicates a growing concern for the open hardware source community to play a more important role in the development of new IoT...

Taiwan handset ODMs lands orders from regional brands in China, India and Southeast Asia

Aug 13, 12:06

Taiwan-based handset ODMs, including Foxconn Electronics/FIH Mobile, Compal Electronics and Arima Communications, reportedly have landed orders from regional brands in China, India and Southeast Asia, according to industry sources.

Quanta expects difficult 3Q15

Aug 12, 11:15

Notebook ODM Quanta Computer expects a difficult third-quarter 2015 due to unfavorable global economic outlook, company chairman Barry Lam said at an August 11 investors conference.

Foxconn revenues up nearly 20% on year in July

Newswatch - Aug 11, 21:43

Foxconn Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$312.19 billion (US$9.86 billion) for July 2015, down 2% on month but up 19.97% on year.

Pegatron sees on-year growth in July revenues; expects shipment growth in 3Q15

Aug 11, 14:34

Pegatron Technology has announced consolidated revenues of NT$66.82 billion (US$2.11 billion) for July, down 4.57% on month, but up 3.45% on year with combined consolidated revenues for the first seven months of 2015 reaching NT$559.43 billion, up 12.86% on year. The company also announced consolidated...

Quanta to end R&D partnership with MIT

Aug 11, 12:11

Quanta Computer's R&D partnership with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) will end in 2015. Quanta has partnered with MIT for 10 years.

Quanta reports 7% on-year increase in July revenues

Aug 11, 12:05

Notebook ODM Quanta Computer has reported NT$83.64 billion (US$2.64 billion) in July consolidated revenues, down 21.43% on month but up 7.33% on year. The company has totaled NT$539.84 billion in year-to-date revenues, up 6.21% compared with the same time last year.

POS system supplier Flytech July sales up over 9% on year

Aug 10, 12:11

POS (point of sale) device and peripheral maker Flytech Technology saw its revenues edge down 1.29% on month, but rise 942% on year to NT$459 million in July.

Automation component maker Chelic reports decreased revenues for July

Aug 10, 11:06

Taiwan Chelic, a maker of pneumatic automation components, has reported revenues of NT$156 million (US$4.988 million) for July, compared to NT$160 million of a month ago and NT$158 million a year earlier.

Advantech July sales meet market expectations

Aug 10, 10:54

Industrial computer device and solution supplier Advantech has reported revenues of NT$3.168 billion (US$100.2 million) for July, down 15.06% on month but up 0.49% on year. The sequential decline was in line with market expectations.

Foxconn denies signing pact with India-based Gautam Adani

Stockwatch - Aug 6, 14:12

Foxconn Electronics has denied a Taiwan media report indicating that it plans to team up with India-based Gautam Adani to jointly set up production lines for the manufacture of Apple products in India.

Sony Mobile likely to outsource wearables to Taiwan ODMs

Aug 6, 10:01

Sony Mobile Communications is reportedly in talks with Taiwan-based ODMs for possible production of its smart wearable devices, including smartwatches and smart bands, in addition to current production of smartphones, according to sources at local ODMs.

Electronic dictionary vendor Global View sets up business incubator in Beijing

Jul 31, 16:08

Taiwan-based Global View, an e-dictionary and e-translator vendor, has set up an innovative business incubator in Beijing, aiming to help Taiwan-based teams establish startup companies in China, according to company chairman Chou Chih-yuan.

Global View chairman Chou Chih-yuan

Wistron chairman expresses concerns about China supply chain takeover

Jul 30, 13:59

Commenting on the Taiwan government's recent project of providing NT$500 billion (US$15.91 billion) loans to Taiwan's medium-to-large size enterprises, Wistron chairman Simon Lin is concerned that the government may place strict policies on the loans, causing only a few companies to be eligible. Lin...

Wistron said to consider moving notebook production out of Kunshan plants

Jul 28, 14:56

Rumors have spread in the IT market that Wistron is planning to stop its notebook production in Kunshan, China and will move all its production capacity to plants in Chongqing and Chengdu in inland China. The company has responded by saying it has not yet shut down the notebook production at its Kunshan...

Commentary: China notebook ODMs set to ramp up shipments

Jul 28, 11:35

Although the production capability of China-based notebook ODMs is still too small to make a significant impact on their Taiwan-based counterparts, the notebook supply chain in China stands a chance of expanding their presence in the global notebook industry.

Taiwan market: HTC releases HTC One E9 dual sim

Jul 24, 10:44

HTC has added a new member to its HTC One family lineup, the HTC One E9 dual sim, in the Taiwan market. The new model will take on Samsung Electronics' newly released Galaxy A8 and Xiaomi Technology's Mi Note 64GB in the local market.

The HTC Vive

Taiwan IT industries facing challenges from China supply chains, says MOEA

Jul 21, 16:00

A number of Taiwan's IT related industries, including IC design, LCD panel (touchscreen), camera module, battery and chassis, are facing severe challenges from the supply chain makers in China, Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) has warned.

Huawei Technologies revenues up 30% on year in 1H15

Jul 21, 11:53

China-based telecom equipment vendor Huawei Technologies has reported revenues of CNY175.9 billion (US$28.16 billion) for the first half of 2015, increasing 30% from a year earlier.

Compal server business to benefit from Lenovo, Dell orders

Jul 20, 21:27

Compal Electronics has recently expanded its server R&D team to 300 technicians and will continue to recruit more talent because of increasing server orders from Lenovo and the existing ones from Dell, according to sources from the upstream supply chain. Compal declined to comment on its clients,...

Digitimes Research: Smart lock market emerging in Japan

Jul 20, 16:19

Development of the smart lock market has become active in Japan recently. Led by the launch of the 'Akerun' smart lock by Japan-based Photosynth, other vendors including Sony and Denmark-based Poly-Control have also stepped into the segment. Since smart lock systems can also apply to commercial markets...

Hiwin, Nexcom, Fuburg form alliance to boost intelligent automation solutions

Jul 17, 15:51

Hiwin Technologies (a maker of motion transmission mechanical components and robots), Nexcom International (a maker of industrial computing devices), and Fuberg Industrial (a maker of tissue paper diapers and sanitary pads) has formed an alliance to promote intelligent automation solutions for use...

Wistron purchases back 60 million treasury stocks

Stockwatch - Jul 15, 21:46

Wistron has announced it has completed its treasury stock buyback plan and spent a total of NT$1.41 billion (US$45.43 million) to purchase back 60 million share at an average price at NT$23.52.

LG expected to close down Shanghai-based facilities, says report

Jul 15, 15:24

LG Electronics may close down Shanghai-based production faciliites called LGESH following a decline in profits and increased labor costs at the facilities, according to a Korea media report.

Seagate lowers revenue, earning forecasts for fiscal 4Q15

Jul 14, 22:01

Storage device supplier Seagate Technology has said that revenues for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2015, which ended July 3, will total US$2.9 billion, lower than its previous forecast of US$3.2-3.3 billion and also lower than market expectations of US$3.19 billion.

Taiwan large-scale companies urged to acquire small innovative firms to enhance competitiveness

Newswatch - Jul 14, 21:58

Taiwan's vice premier Chang San-cheng has encouraged Taiwan-based large-scale enterprises such as Foxconn Electronics and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) to further strengthen their competitiveness through acquisitions of small innovative companies.

Taiwan vice premier Chang San-cheng

Foxconn Technology reports on-year rise in June revenues

Stockwatch - Jul 13, 16:39

Foxconn Technology Corporation has reported consolidated revenues of NT$5.756 billion (US$185.66 million) for June 2015, representing a 29.36% drop on month and 7.73% increase on year.

Delta Electronics sees June revenues rise

Stockwatch - Jul 13, 16:35

Delta Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$17.052 billion (US$550.01 million) for June 2015, representing a 5.5% increase on month and 5.02% increase on year.

Upstream supply chain expect weak 2H15 PC performance

Jul 13, 16:08

With AMD having lowered its second-quarter revenues guidance, and Asustek Computer downwardly adjusting its notebook shipment goal for 2015 by almost three million units, the upstream supply chain is seriously concerned about the PC industry's performance in the second half of the year.

Foxconn plans to build 10-12 plants in India in 5 years

Jul 13, 14:50

The Foxconn Group plans to establish 10-12 plants to create over one million job opportunities in India before 2020, according to chairman Terry Gou.

Pegatron to expand capacity at China-based subsidiary

Jul 10, 11:29

Pegatron Technology will expand the production capacity of PegaGlobe (Kunshan), its subsidiary in eastern China, with an investment of NT$508 billion (US$16.4 million), according to the company.

China ZACEEZ to become largest handset production base worldwide

Jul 10, 10:42

China government-developed Zhengzhou Airport Comprehensive Economic Experimental Zone (ZACEEZ) in northern China has a cluster of nearly 70 handset supply chain makers currently and is set to replace Shenzhen in southern China to become the largest handset production base in the world, according to...

Compal sees June revenues drop on year

Stockwatch - Jul 10, 10:26

Compal Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$72.679 billion (US$2.34 billion) for June 2015, representing a 12.6% increase on month and 5.25% drop on year.

Foxconn reports increased sales for June

Jul 10, 10:19

Foxconn Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$318.56 billion (US$10.27 billion) for June, up 5.62% sequentially and 0.49% on year.

Digitimes Research: Korea-based MCnex, Sekonix aim to become top suppliers of car cameras

Jul 9, 14:22

Korea-based car camera makers MCnex and Sekonix are striving to become the world's leading suppliers in the segment as related automobile safety agencies in the US and Europe are paying more attention to driving safety systems with built-in cameras, according to Digitimes Research.

Inventec sees on-month growth in June revenues; Wistron reports growth in notebook shipments

Jul 8, 21:34

Inventec has announced consolidated revenues of NT$31.2 billion (US$1.01 billion) for June, up 9.7% on month, but down 9.7% on year with combined consolidated revenues for the first half reaching NT$180 billion, down 18.7% on year.

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