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  • Global 1Q15 semiconductor sales rise 6%, says SIA

    Bits + chips | 2h 10min ago

  • TSMC InFO-WLP technology to generate significant revenues starting 2016

    Bits + chips | 2h 12min ago

  • WiseChip sending samples for PMOLED technology in wearables

    Displays | 2h 14min ago

  • UTAC expects up to 6% sales growth in 2Q15

    Bits + chips | 2h 16min ago

  • PC demand slow in 2Q15, say Taiwan IC design firms

    Bits + chips | 2h 22min ago

  • Taiwan April CPI up on month, down on year, says DGBAS

    Bits + chips | 2h 24min ago

  • MediaTek subsidiary completes acquisition of Alpha

    Bits + chips | 2h 26min ago

  • Unity Opto Technology April revenues hit record

    Before Going to Press | 2h 34min ago

  • Digitimes Research: EU requirement for daytime running lights drives demand for LEDs

    Before Going to Press | 2h 35min ago

  • Innolux optimistic about 4K TV panel shipments in 2015

    Before Going to Press | 2h 36min ago

  • First-tier China smartphone vendors suffer shortage of Sony-made CMOS image sensors

    Before Going to Press | 2h 37min ago

  • Commentary: Acer, Asustek dive into smartphones, wearable devices may not bear fruit

    Before Going to Press | 2h 38min ago

  • Lextar Electronics sees slight increase in April revenues

    Before Going to Press | 2h 39min ago

  • China market: iPhone device sales total US$16.8 billion in 1Q15

    Before Going to Press | 2h 39min ago

  • Global TV shipments grow 3% in 2014, says DisplaySearch

    Before Going to Press | 2h 40min ago

  • AcBel Polytech nets NT$0.23 per share for 1Q15

    Before Going to Press | 2h 49min ago

  • Philips price competition may force out small China LED light bulb vendors

    Before Going to Press | 2h 52min ago

  • IC distributor WT Micro 1Q15 sales meet guidance

    Before Going to Press | 2h 55min ago

  • UTAC expects up to 6% sales growth in 2Q15

    Before Going to Press | 2h 55min ago

  • Getac Technology April revenues down on month, up on year

    Before Going to Press | 2h 56min ago

  • Tatung to not deal out 2014 dividend

    Before Going to Press | 2h 56min ago

  • Chicony Electronics nets NT$0.91 per share for 1Q15

    Before Going to Press | 2h 56min ago

  • Taiwan April CPI up on month, down on year, says DGBAS

    Before Going to Press | 2h 57min ago

  • Largan Precision sees increased April revenues

    Before Going to Press | 2h 58min ago

  • China market: Prices for quad- and 8-core handset chips to fall

    Before Going to Press | 3h 4min ago

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Taiwan notebook shipments down 16% sequentially in 1Q15, says MIC

Newswatch - Apr 24, 16:12

Taiwan makers shipped about 31.62 million notebooks in the first quarter of 2015, decreasing 16% from a quarter earlier, the government-backed MIC (Market Intelligence and Consulting Institute) has estimated.

Acer showcases range of new products in New York

Apr 24, 15:40

Acer has unveiled more than 40 new products, including smart bracelets, smartphones, tablets, PCs, projectors and cloud application products at a product presentation held in New York recently.

Acer CEO Jason Chen

MediaTek responds to patent infringement case brought by Synaptics against its China-based affiliate

Stockwatch - Apr 24, 14:58

The recent patent infringement case brought by Synaptics against Goodix Technology in the US will not affect MediaTek's overall operations, according to the Taiwan-based IC design house. MediaTek declined to comment further on the case.

Smartphone and tablet AP markets rise in 2014, says Strategy Analytics

Apr 24, 14:39

The global smartphone applications processor (AP) market registered a robust 21% increase in 2014, while the tablet AP sector grew 18%, according to recent reports from Strategy Analytics.

Brogent Technologies looks to gross margin of 55%

Stockwatch - Apr 24, 14:00

Brogent Technologies, a provider of motion-based simulation systems and mobile multimedia software solutions, aims to increase gross margins from 51.45% in 2014 to 52% in 2015 and further to 55% eventually, the company announced at an April 23 investors conference.

Apple expected to adjust orders to upstream partners to maintain profits and reduce risks

Apr 20, 15:57

Apple is expected to adjust orders to its upstream partners for iPhone 6 and Apple Watch components in the third quarter to minimize the risk of putting all its eggs in one basket as well as maintain gross margins, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.

BOE signs US$2.36 million agreement with South Korea equipment provider DE&T, says report

Apr 16, 21:55

China panel maker BOE has signed a US$2.36 million agreement with South Korea equipment provider DE&T to purchase testing equipment, according to Korea-based newspaper ZDNet Korea.

Digitimes Research: Global notebook shipments see over 19% sequential drop in 1Q15

Apr 16, 15:22

Global notebook shipments not including detachable models reached less than 38 million units in the first quarter of 2015, down 4.7% on year and 19.4% sequentially, according to Digitimes Research's latest report about notebooks. The shipment drop was due to seasonality plus inventory left over from...

Acer March revenues down over 19% on year

Stockwatch - Apr 13, 10:53

Acer has reported consolidated revenues of NT$24.744 billion (US$792 million) for March 2015, representing a 19.86% increase on month, but decreasing 19.64% on year.

Foxconn 1Q15 revenues surpass NT$1 trillion mark

Stockwatch - Apr 13, 10:41

Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) has reported revenues of NT$338.29 billion (US$10.83 billion) for March, up 20.8% on month and 9.9% on year.

Quanta Computer reports over 45% on-month increase in revenues for March 2015

Stockwatch - Apr 10, 16:07

Quanta Computer has reported consolidated revenues of NT$80.051 billion (US$2.56 billion) for March 2015, representing a 45.51% increase on month and 7.49% increase on year.

Compal reports increased March 2015 performance

Stockwatch - Apr 9, 22:05

Compal Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$74.956 billion (US$2.4 billion) for March 2015, representing a 37.26% increase on month and 10.91% increase on year.

Wistron, Inventec see revenues grow on month in March

Apr 9, 11:57

Wistron has announced consolidated revenues of NT$56.4 billion (US$1.81 billion) for March, up 25.61% on month and 10.22% on year, while fellow maker Inventec saw its revenues in the month grow 31.89% on month, but drop 17.03% on year to reach NT$33.8 billion.

Automated equipment component makers brace for strong sales in 2015

Apr 9, 10:52

Taiwan-based automated equipment component suppliers, including TBI Motion Technology, Chieftek Precision and Hiwin Technologies, are expected to keep their sales momentum in 2015 thanks to rising demand for automated equipment, according to industry sources.

Lite-On Technology sees revenues stay flat on year in March

Apr 8, 21:50

Lite-On Technology has reported revenues of NT$18.19 billion (US$585.73 million) for March, up 26% sequentially and unchanged from a year earlier. Revenues for the first quarter of 2015 totaled NT$51.55 billion, or at the same level of a year ago.

Commentary: ECS announces controversial high dividend plans

Apr 8, 15:28

Motherboard maker Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) caught the headlines recently due plans to distribute a cash dividend much higher than what it earned in 2014.

Global trends in electric vehicles

Apr 8, 11:55

Electric vehicles have been developing rapidly from the original hybrids, to parallel/serial and plug-in hybrids through the optimization of power drive designs. Since then, the industry has been able to develop all-electric models as the electronic and drive control technologies matured. All-electric...

Integrating upstream and downstream to build a comprehensive IoV structure

Apr 8, 11:50

Internet of Vehicles (IoV) is a subsection of the Internet of Things (IoT) that has been developing quite comprehensively, starting with telematics and progressing as new key technologies become mature.

Taiwan ICT industry looks to find new niches in automotive electronics market

Apr 8, 11:39

AutoTronics Taipei is underway and will run from April 8-11 2015 at the TWTC Hall 1 and Nangang Exhibition Hall, offering a professional platform for vendors to showcase an array of diversified products that will appeal to both Taiwan and international buyers, while also providing Taiwan makers of...

IDF Shenzhen 2015: Intel to show R&D progress and partnerships in China

Apr 7, 13:49

Intel will host its spring Intel Developer Forum (IDF) in Shenzhen, China from April 8-9 with keynotes from company CEO Brian Krzanich, announcements on the company's latest R&D progress, lineup and partnerships in China and covering fields including PCs, handsets, tablets, servers and Internet...

Clevo partners with Hyatt to establish hotels in China

Apr 1, 21:36

In addition to shopping malls, Clevo is also entering the hotel business and is cooperating with Hyatt to establish hotels on the top floors of its Buynow shopping mall buildings in China in 2015.

Foxconn automated lines in eastern China increase production value, says report

Apr 1, 16:05

Foxconn Electronics has introduced robots to automated production lines at its factory in Kunshan, eastern China, reducing labor from 80,000 workers to 40,000 and doubling its production value, according to a Chinese-language Xinhuanet report.

Quanta sees growth of 5.2% in 2014 revenues

Mar 31, 15:54

Quanta Computer has reported 2014 revenues of NT$926.32 billion (US$29.6 billion), up 5.2% from a year ago and EPS of NT$4.90, up from NT$4.84 in 2013. However, in the fourth quarter, despite a growth in gross margins from 4.5% in the third quarter to 4.57%, the company's operating profit margins were...

Foxconn nets NT$8.85 per share for 2014

Mar 31, 14:29

Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) on March 30 published its 2014 financial report, with consolidated revenues for 2014 hitting NT$4.213 trillion (US$133 billion), up 6.6% on year, gross margin reaching 6.93%, up 0.49pp, net operating profit totaling NT$143.191 billion, up 30.99%, net...

Taiwan market: Gogoro to launch Smartscooter in summer 2015

Mar 31, 11:30

Taiwan-based Gogoro has unveiled Smartscooter, an electric scooter developed and produced in house, for launch in the Taiwan market in the summer 2015, according to company CEO Horace Luke.

Gogoro Smartscooter

Toshiba in talks to sell large stake of Egypt-based TV manufacturing facilities, says report

Mar 30, 23:09

Toshiba is reportedly in talks to sell off 40% of its 51% stake in TV manufacturing facilities in Egypt to local home electronics company El Araby in a deal that is expected to bring in Toshiba several hundred million Japanese Yen, according to a report from Japan-based SankeiBiz.

Kinpo Electronics expanding capacity at factory in Philippines, says paper

Newswatch - Mar 30, 11:29

Taiwa-based ODM Kinpo Electronics will investment US$30 million to expand production capacity at its subsidiary Kinpo Electronics (Philippines), according to Chinese-language newspaper Commercial Times (CT).

Commentary: Automated production lines a priority for ODMs

Mar 27, 14:26

Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) has signed contracts with Korea-based SK C&C to establish a joint venture and apply SK C&C's IT services to Foxconn's automated production lines in China. The partnership showed that automated production lines have gradually become important...

Apple rumored entry-level iPhone 6C to be made by Wistron

Mar 26, 15:05

Apple is reportedly planning to unveil a new range of iPhones in the second half, and among the new smartphones, the 4-inch entry-level iPhone 6C is expected to be manufactured by Wistron, according to sources from the upstream supply chain. However, the ODM declined to comment on clients or orders.

Apple to release 3 iPhone models in 2H15

Mar 25, 21:51

Apple will release three different iPhones in the second half of 2015, the iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus and a 4-inch device currently being referred to as iPhone 6C, according to industry sources.

Foxconn considering setting up TV production lines in India to cope with demand from Sony

Mar 25, 12:26

Foxconn Electronics reportedly plans to set up production lines for LCD TVs in India in order to cope with demand from Sony, according to industry sources.

Pegatron reports net profits of NT$14.66 billion for 2014

Mar 24, 12:34

Pegatron Technology has announced net profits of NT$14.66 billion (US$463.48 million) for 2014 or EPS of NT$6.24 thanks to strong orders from Apple. Pegatron CEO Jason Cheng pointed out that the company had high utilization rate in both the third and the fourth quarters of 2014, but the percentage...

Xiaomi seeking to set up India production plant jointly with Foxconn, Inventec

Mar 16, 16:05

Xiaomi Technology is currently in talks with its Taiwan-based production partners Foxconn Electronics and Inventec for the possibility of jointly setting up a smartphone plant in India, according to Xiaomi's co-founder and president Lin Bin.

Xiaomi to strengthen cooperation with Taiwan handset supply chain

Mar 16, 14:55

Xiaomi Technology looks to further expand its cooperation with Taiwan-based makers in the handset supply chain as it continues to ramp up its shipment volume, according to company co-founder and president Lin Bin.

Xiaomi co-founder and president Lin Bin

Foxconn February revenues down nearly 30% sequentially

Mar 11, 16:07

Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$280.02 billion (US$8.89 billion) for February, slipping 29.28% on month but growing 7.44% on year, and NT$676.03 billion for January-February, rising 17.53% on year.

Pegatron February revenues up on year

Mar 11, 15:30

Pegatron Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$69.28 billion (US$2.2 billion) for February, decreasing 41.31% on month but increasing 18.51% on year, and NT$187.33 billion for January-February, rising 24.9% on year.

Quanta sees revenues drop in February

Stockwatch - Mar 11, 15:10

Quanta Computer has reported consolidated revenues of NT$55.015 billion (US$1.74 billion) for February 2015, representing a 21.55% drop on month and 20.64% drop on year.

Digitimes Research: Apple notebook shipments to grow 30% sequentially in 2Q15 thanks to new MacBook products

Mar 11, 14:23

Apple is set to ship its new 12-inch MacBook on April 10 and has also upgraded the specifications of its MacBook Pro/Air notebooks. At the same time, Apple is reducing the inventory of previous-generation products that are expected to be cannalized by the new offerings. During this transition period,...

MSI reports revenues decline for February

Stockwatch - Mar 10, 15:26

Micro-Star International has reported consolidated revenues of NT$5.686 billion (US$180.21 million) for February 2015, representing a 26.41% drop on month and 7.67% drop on year.

Gigabyte revenues drop in February

Stockwatch - Mar 10, 15:22

Gigabyte Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.216 billion (US$101.93million) for February 2015, representing a 39.31% drop on month and 26.75% drop on year.

Delta Electronics sees February revenues decline

Stockwatch - Mar 10, 15:02

Delta Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$11.673 billion (US$369.96 million) for February 2015, representing a 30.46% drop on month and 9.79% drop on year.

Wistron reports revenues for February 2015

Stockwatch - Mar 9, 21:42

Wistron has reported consolidated revenues of NT$44.901 billion (US$1.43 billion) for February 2015, representing a 8.97% drop on month and 26.09% increase on year.

Notebook ODMs see on-month revenue decline in February

Mar 9, 21:33

Notebook ODMs Compal Electronics, Wistron and Inventec have announced their revenues for February, all dropping from a month ago. Wistron's February revenues had the least on-month decline among the three.

Foxlink sees revenues fall in February

Stockwatch - Mar 9, 15:11

Foxlink has reported consolidated revenues of NT$6.271 billion (US$198.47 million) for February 2015, representing a 30.81% drop on month and 10.06% drop on year.

PC shipments in 1Q15 may fall over 20%, say upstream suppliers

Mar 6, 15:08

PC shipments so far in the first quarter of 2015 have been short of expectations because many vendors are still clearing inventories and demand in Europe and emerging markets including China and Southeast Asia is weak. Consequently, shipments in the quarter are likely to drop over 20% sequentially,...

Commentary: Galaxy S6 to bring significant impact on supply chains

Mar 4, 12:07

The launch of the Galaxy S6 may help Samsung Electronics revive its flagging smartphone business thanks to improvements in terms of product design and functionality. And yet, the new Galaxy smartphone may bring significant impact on the upstream supply chains.

Alibaba to set up venture capital fund in Taiwan

Mar 3, 14:21

China-based Alibaba Group has said it plans to set up a NT$10 billion (US$319 million) non-profit venture capital fund in Taiwan to finance local young entrepreneurs to build up a business on its e-commerce system.

Jack Ma, founder and CEO, Alibaba

Haier entering tablet OEM business

Mar 2, 22:57

China-based Haier is exhibiting several own-brand LTE-based tablets at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2015 and the company will also step into the tablet OEM business to start landing orders for LTE tablet manufacturing.

Commentary: 14nm FinFET process, Galaxy S6 crucial to Samsung semiconductor business

Feb 26, 14:00

The debut of Samsung Electronics's new flagship smartphone the Galaxy S6 at the upcoming MWC 2015 will mark the world's first smartphone powered by a 14nm 3D FinFET processor and could also serve as a turning point for the vendor's semiconductor business.

Lenovo will not further ramp in-house notebook production in fiscal 2016, say sources

Feb 16, 14:29

Lenovo will not ramp up notebook shipments from LCFC (Hefei) Electronics, a joint venture between Lenovo and Compal Electronics, in fiscal 2016 (April 2015-March 2016), due to higher than expected shipments reached in fiscal 2015, according to sources in Taiwan's notebook supply chain.

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