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  • Taiwan market: LG offers upgrades to Android 7.0 for LG G5

    Mobile + telecom | 4min ago

  • ASE to raise funds through issuing new shares, bonds

    Bits + chips - Stockwatch | 27min ago

  • Acer Starbreeze, HTC take part in global VR association, GVRA

    IT + CE | 39min ago

  • Holtek, Sonix November revenues increase

    Bits + chips | 55min ago

  • China PV installation capacity in 2017 may reach 25-30GWp, says CPIA

    Green energy | 56min ago

  • Qisda to cooperate with Intel to promote IoT

    IT + CE | 58min ago

  • Macroblock 2016 EPS to reach NT$6.50-7

    Bits + chips | 1h 18min ago

  • LED players see November revenues up

    LED | 1h 27min ago

  • Delta Electronics to tap Taiwan market for data centers used by financial organizations

    IT + CE | 1h 28min ago

  • Kinsus, Nanya PCB November revenues down

    Bits + chips | Dec 8, 22:11

  • Chipbond set to report record 4Q16 revenues

    Bits + chips | Dec 8, 22:10

  • Adlink Technology sees increased November revenues

    Before Going to Press | Dec 8, 21:56

  • RiTdisplay November revenues up

    Before Going to Press | Dec 8, 21:55

  • Wistron sees increased November revenues

    Before Going to Press | Dec 8, 21:55

  • Qisda sees slight decrease in November revenues

    Before Going to Press | Dec 8, 21:53

  • Global LCD TV shipments in 2016 estimated at 220 million units, says WitsView

    Before Going to Press | Dec 8, 21:51

  • Delta Electronics sees increased November revenues

    Before Going to Press | Dec 8, 21:50

  • JDI to start production of smartphone-use TFT-LCD panels

    Before Going to Press | Dec 8, 21:49

  • FET to issue unsecured corporate bonds worth up to NT$10 billion

    Before Going to Press | Dec 8, 21:47

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Foxconn involved in several lawsuits against employees

Dec 8, 15:26

Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) has recently experienced several lawsuits involving its executives and employees.

USB-Type C solution provider Good Way to sell convertible bonds to Intel Capital

Stockwatch - Dec 7, 15:08

USB Type-C solution and docking station provider Good Way Technology plans to issue a total of NT$190 million (US$5.954 million) worth of convertible bonds and will sell these bonds to Intel Capital through a private placement, according to a company filing with the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE).

Silitech reports flat performance for November

Stockwatch - Dec 7, 13:55

Chassis maker Silitech Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$181.31 million (US$5.675 million) for November, on par with the NT$181.3 recorded a month earlier but down 40.73% from a year earlier.

Camera module maker Newmax reports increased sales for November

Newswatch - Dec 6, 21:17

Camera module maker Newmax Technology has reported revenues of NT$123 million (US$3.86 million) for November, increasing 19.65% on month and 45.57% on year

Rugged computer device maker Getac reports strong sales for November

Stockwatch - Dec 6, 21:08

Ruggedized computing device maker Getac Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.044 billion (US$64 million) for November, up 7.13% sequentially and 27.5% on year.

Foxconn to ship 60,000 Pepper robots in 2016, says paper

Newswatch - Dec 1, 11:43

Foxconn Electronics is expected to ship a total of 60,000 Pepper robots from its plant in Shandong, China in 2016, valued at US$500 million, according to a Chinese-language Commercial Times report.

Foxconn to distribute high year-end bonus to employees in Taiwan

Newswatch - Nov 30, 11:13

Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) plans to distribute a total of 126 million shares to about 7,500 employees working in Taiwan as year-end bonuses. The shares will have a market value of NT$10.294 billion (US$324 million) based on the company's closing stock price of NT$81.30 during...

Kinpo Electronics lands orders for vacuum cleaners from Dyson, says paper

Newswatch - Nov 28, 12:51

Kinpo Electronics has obtained OEM orders for vacuum cleaners from UK-based Dyson and began shipments from its factory in the Philippines in mid-November, according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) report.

Medical PC solution provider Onyx Healthcare to debut on OTC market

Nov 25, 15:10

Taiwan-based medical PC solution provider Onyx Healthcare, an associated company of Asustek Computer, will debut on Taiwan's over-the-counter (OTC) stock market on December 21.

Commentary: Can HTC build a VR ecosystem in China?

Nov 25, 12:29

HTC has exerted efforts to help China build up its VR industry in order to establish an ecosystem that will enable it to maintain its leading market position in the VR segment, but it remains to be seen whether HTC's efforts will bear fruit.

Hiwin Technologies cooperates with Siemens to boost smart manufacturing

Nov 25, 12:08

Precision motion control component maker Hiwin Technologies on November 24 signed an MoU with Siemens Taiwan for strategic cooperation to promote smart manufacturing based on Industry 4.0, according to Hiwin.

Financially-troubled LeEco begins payment for accounts receivable, says Compal

Nov 24, 11:06

Compal Electronics, in response to media reports that its client LeEco has run into financial difficulties, has disclosed it has already started receiving payments from the China vendor since mid-November under a scheme both sides have agreed on.

Digitimes Research: Top-5 vendors, top-3 Taiwan ODMs October notebook shipments down 22%, 12% on month

Nov 22, 22:51

The five largest notebook vendors together shipped 10.19 million Windows units equipped with Intel processors in October, decreasing 22% on month, while the three largest Taiwan-based ODMs had combined shipments in the month slipping 12%, according to Digitimes Research.

Acer places 2017 main notebook orders with Quanta, Compal

Nov 22, 21:50

Based on Acer's RFQ (request for quotation) for the majority of its notebook orders in 2017, Quanta Computer and Compal Electronics are two major ODMs, according to industry sources.

Gigabyte partners with Blizzard to launch customizable PCs in South Korea

Nov 21, 22:53

Gigabyte Technology is cooperating with game developer Blizzard Entertainment to release customizable gaming PCs under both Blizzard's Overwatch and Gigabyte's Aorus dual-brands and the company is also looking to secure its leadership in South Korea's motherboard and graphics card market with the PC...

Wistron to invest in iSAFE to step into telematics, industrial IoT solutions

Nov 21, 14:14

Wistron has disclosed it will invest in iSAFE, a developer of automotive computing solutions, for developing telematics and industrial IoT (Internet of Things) solutions.

Booming notebook orders to last until 1Q17, say Taiwan makers

Nov 21, 11:09

Shipments of notebooks from Taiwan-based ODMs will remain strong in the first quarter of 2017 as some brand vendors have been pulling in more orders on short supply of some key components, including display panels, memory products and graphics cards, according to sources from supply chain makers.

Huawei to ramp up its share in global smartphone, notebook and tablet markets in 2017

Nov 21, 11:06

China-based Huawei Technologies is expected to step up its cooperation with Taiwan-based ODMs to ramp up its share in the global smartphone, notebook and tablet markets, according to sources from Taiwan's IT products supply chain.

Proportion of notebooks for single-spindle models to rise significantly in 2017, say Taiwan makers

Nov 16, 11:16

Based on notebook vendors' RFQ (request for quotation) for models to be launched in 2017, the proportion of 15-inch and above notebooks for single-spindle models without built-in optical disc drives (ODDs) will significantly increase on year, according to Taiwan-based notebook supply chain makers.

Foxlink sees earnings rebound in 3Q16

Newswatch - Nov 15, 21:30

Cable and connector maker Foxlink has reported net profits of NT$238 million (US$7.47 million) for the third quarter of 2016, a sharp increase from the NT$11 million of a quarter earlier but down sharply from NT$1.03 billion of a year earlier. EPS for the quarter stood at NT$0.45.

Foxconn Technology reports increased earnings for 3Q16

Newswatch - Nov 15, 21:28

Metal chassis and case maker Foxconn Technology has reported net profits of NT$3.33 billion (US$104.53 million) for the third quarter of 2016, up 29.68% sequentially. The earnings translated into an EPS of NT$2.36 for the quarter.

HTC announces wireless upgrade kit for HTC Vive

Nov 15, 14:32

HTC has announced a tetherless virtual reality (VR) upgrade kit for the HTC Vive. The wireless kit, developed and produced by TPCAST, a HTC's Vive X Accelerator-invested company, enables users of high-end PC VR systems to have a fully untethered experience on current HTC Vive VR devices.

The HTC Vive VR device

MSI reports strong earnings for 3Q16

Newswatch - Nov 14, 15:33

Micro-Star International (MSI) has reported net profits of NT$1.615 billion (US$50.538 million) for the third quarter of 2016, increasing 74% on quarter and 41% on year. EPS for the quarter stood at NT$1.91, compared to NT$1.10 a quarter earlier and NT$1.35 a year earlier.

Foxconn Electronics 3Q16 gross margin hits 15-quarter high

Nov 14, 10:14

Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) has reported its third-quarter 2016 gross margin at 7.44%, its highest quarterly level since the first quarter of 2013.

Acer strengthens ties with Tobii to develop VR devices with eye-tracking technology

Nov 14, 10:06

Acer is expanding its cooperation with Sweden-based eye tracking solution developer Tobii Technology to develop head-mounted display (HMD) VR devices featuring eye tracking technology, according to industry sources.

Wistron reports decreased earnings for 3Q16

Nov 14, 10:04

Wistron has reported net profits of NT$512 million (US$16.08 million) for the third quarter of 2016, down 16.97% on quarter and 22% from a year earlier. EPS for the quarter stood at NT$0.21.

Asustek to unveil Google Tango-enabled smartphone at CES 2017

Nov 14, 09:48

Asustek Computer will unveil its first AR-enabled smartphone, the ZenFone AR, during the forthcoming CES 2017. The smartphone will support Google Tango, according to company CEO Jerry Shen.

Pegatron expects 4Q16 notebook shipments to grow

Nov 11, 14:50

Pegatron expects fourth-quarter 2016 notebook shipments to increase 25-30% on quarter and those for motherboards and desktops to decrease 15-20%, according to the company.

Quanta expects 4Q16 notebook shipments to drop 2-3%

Nov 11, 13:59

Quanta Computer shipped 10.9 million notebooks in the third quarter of 2016, increasing 2.83% on quarter, and expects shipments to decrease 2-3% in the fourth quarter sequentially and slip 0-5% on year in 2017, company vice chairman CC Leung said at a November 10 investors conference.

Quanta vice chairman CC Leung

Foxconn Electronics October revenues highest in 2016

Nov 11, 11:53

Foxconn Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$471.933 billion (US$14.98 billion) for October, the highest monthly level so far in 2016 and growing 0.76% on month but slipping 6.17% on year, and NT$3.427 trillion for January-October, dipping 3.63% on year.

Compal sees sequential growth in 3Q16 revenues

Nov 10, 15:26

Compal Electronics announced third-quarter consolidated revenues of NT$197.89 billion (US$6.26 billion), up 14% sequentially, profits at NT$8.69 billion, up 14% sequentially, gross margins 4.4%, net profits NT$2.18 billion, up 26% sequentially, but down 25% on year, and EPS at NT$0.50.

ECS sees profits in 3Q16

Nov 10, 14:51

Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) has announced its third-quarter consolidated revenues of NT$8.27 billion (US$262.82 million), up 22.36% on quarter, but down 39.42% on year with net profits reaching NT$443 million, down 5.94%. EPS reached NT$0.80.

Panel shortages expected to hurt notebook demand in 1H17, says Compal president

Nov 10, 14:47

LCD TV panel shortages are prompting panel makers to shift their capacity and the issue has caused notebook panels to see tight supply, according to Compal Electronics president Ray Chen, while notebook panel demand will remain strong in the first half of 2017. Vendors are likely to raise their notebook...

Quanta reports revenue drops for October

Stockwatch - Nov 10, 10:43

Quanta Computer has reported consolidated revenues of NT$67.74 billion (US$2.14 billion) for October 2016, representing a 13.81% drop on month and 24.62% drop on year.

Foxlink revenues drop in October

Stockwatch - Nov 9, 15:37

Foxlink has reported consolidated revenues of NT$9.491 billion f(US$302.31 million) or October 2016, representing a 9.61% drop on month and 32.36% drop on year.

Hinge maker Syncmold reports strong profits for 3Q16

Nov 8, 21:22

Hinge/stand maker Syncmold Enterprise has reported net profits of NT$299 million (US$9.5 million) for the third quarter of 2016, up 46.57% on quarter and 8.33% on year. EPS for the quarter reached at NT$2.

Taiwan market: Xiaomi launches 5s Plus, Mi Box

Nov 8, 15:18

Xiaomi Technology has launched its new flagship smartphone, the Mi 5s Plus, as well as the Mi Box, in the Taiwan market with availability to begin on November 10.

Xiaomi Mi 5s Plus

Amazon sees increasing tablet demand in 4Q16

Nov 8, 15:05

Amazon's inexpensive tablets continue to enjoy strong demand in the fourth quarter and should boost related supply chain players' performances. Taiwan-based small-to-medium-size panel maker Chunghwa Picture Tubes (CPT) and China-based OEM Huaqin are both expected to see strong orders from Amazon in...

Apple outsourcing MacBook Pro keyboard orders to Wistron, says paper

Newswatch - Nov 8, 14:03

Wistron reportedly has landed orders for the OLED Touch Bar keyboard used in Apple's new MacBook Pro, according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) report citing market watchers.

Connector maker Sinbon reports flat performance for October

Nov 7, 11:45

Connector and cable assembly maker Sinbon Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.047 billion (US$33.27 million) for October, down 5.01% on month but up 2.88% on year. For the first 10 months of 2016, revenues totaled NT$11.142 billion, increasing 7.24% from a year earlier.

Inventec to expand overseas production capacity

Nov 7, 11:05

ODM Inventec will expand production capacity for servers in Mexico and the Czech Republic and for PCs and smart terminal devices in India in 2017 and is evaluating the feasibility of setting up a factory in Indonesia, according to company chairman Richard Lee.

Inventec chairman Richard Lee

Lenovo president asks Taiwan component makers to lower prices

Nov 4, 15:46

Gianfranco Lanci, president and COO of Lenovo recently came to Taiwan to ask PC component makers, especially high-cost ones such as display panels and memory products, to lower prices. However, Taiwan-based makers are mostly reluctant to reduce quotes mainly because prices have dropped to low levels...

Nextcom, Googol Technology to set up JV to manufacture robotic products

Nov 3, 11:19

Taiwan-based IPC and automation solution provider Nextcom International and China-based motion controller specialist Googol Technology will set up a joint venture in Chongqing, China to develop Industry 4.0 solutions and robotic products.

Royal Academy of Arts, HTC to jointly present 3D printed virtual reality art

Newswatch - Nov 2, 12:15

The Royal Academy of Arts of the UK and HTC have jointly announced that they will present the first ever 3D printed artworks in virtual reality in a display Virtually Real at the Royal Academy from January 11-14, 2017.

Inventec expected to achieve 7% on-year revenue growth in 2017 thanks to AirPods orders, says paper

Newswatch - Nov 1, 14:40

Thanks to orders for Apple's AirPods earphones, Inventec's revenues are expected to grow 7% on year to reach around NT$754 billion (US$23.83 billion) in 2017, while its EPS will also grow 35% to reach NT$2.10, up from NT$1.55, according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN)...

Primax reports strong earnings for 3Q16

Newswatch - Nov 1, 11:21

Primax Electronics has reported that its net profits rallied 31% on quarter and 18% on year to NT$633.26 million (US$20.024 million) in the third quarter of 2016, buoyed by increased shipments of acoustic products. The earnings translated into an EPS of NT$1.28 for the July-September period.

Connector maker Sinbon 3Q16 earnings ebb down

Stockwatch - Nov 1, 11:09

Connector and cable assembly maker Sinbon Electronics has reported that its net profits declined 4.6% sequentially to NT$294.2 million (US$9.303 million) in the third quarter of 2016, affected by seasonality. EPS for the quarter stood at NT$1.31.

Delta sees net profits grow over 30% on quarter in 3Q16

Newswatch - Oct 28, 16:08

Delta Electronics, a supplier of power and thermal management solutions, has reported net profits of NT$5.666 billion (US$178.94 million) for the third quarter of 2016, up 31.77% sequentially but down 3.9% on year. EPS for the quarter stood at NT$2.18.

Microsoft introduces Surface Studio, Windows 10 Creators Update

Newswatch - Oct 28, 16:01

Microsoft has unveiled a series of new products, including Surface Studio, Surface Dial and a more powerful Surface Book and plans to launch the Windows 10 Creators Update in early 2017 to enable anyone to create, share and experience in 3D and mixed reality.

Headset maker Merry 3Q16 earnings higher than expected

Stockwatch - Oct 28, 14:18

Headset maker Merry Electronics saw its net profits increase 187% on quarter and 259% on year to NT$916 million (US$28.91 million) in the third quarter of 2016. The earnings translated into an EPS of NT$5.01 for the quarter, which was higher than expected.

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