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Digitimes Research: Japan telecom operators offering household robots to boost revenues

Nov 26, 10:12

Following the steps of Softbank, NTT DoCoMo and KDDI have also launched household robots as part of their efforts to boost revenues. The move is expected to ramp up the popularity of robots in Japan, according to Digitimes Research.

Toshiba develops 3D printer technology with faster fabrication speeds

Nov 25, 13:51

Toshiba and Toshiba Machine have jointly developed a prototype of a 3D metal printer that delivers fabrication speeds more than 10 times faster than that of powder bed fusion printers, the most widely used methodology for metal sintering, according to Toshiba.

Wistron and Optiemus set up joint venture in India

Nov 25, 12:10

Wistron has announced the establishment of a joint venture in Noida, a planned new town in northern India, with Optiemus Infracom, an India-based mobile telecom device distributor.

Inventec achieves major improvement in server orders for 2017

Nov 24, 14:08

With Intel expected to launch its next-generation server platform Purley in the second half of 2017, vendors such as Hewlett-Packard (HP), Dell and Lenovo have recently started finishing their request for quotation (RFQ) processes for server orders for 2017 and Inventec reportedly has landed a majority...

Samsung sees record-high inventory levels throughout 3Q15, says report

Nov 24, 11:39

Samsung Electronics recorded its highest-ever level of inventory assets as of the end of the third quarter of 2015, with estimations at around US$19.2 billion, according to Korea-based Digital Times.

Samsung cuts 5,000 employees over last year, says FFS statistics

Nov 20, 11:20

According to statistics from the Financial Supervisory Service (FSS) in Korea, Samsung Group employees decreased by 5,000 over the last year to a total of 212,331, with half of cuts coming from Samsung Display and Samsung Electronics.

Apple seeking second supplier for next-generation Apple Watch, says report

Newswatch - Nov 19, 15:26

Apple has placed orders for four million Apple Watches for the fourth quarter, targeting mainly demand from the year-end holidays. Sales of Apple Watch are expected to surpass 10 million units in 2015. With a plan to release a second-generation Apple Watch in 2016, Apple is currently talking to Inventec,...

Handset chassis maker AVY reports increased revenues for October

Newswatch - Nov 19, 14:45

Handset and digital camera chassis maker AVY Precision Technology has reported revenues of US$623 million (US$19 million) for October, increasing 12.1% from the previous quarter. Accumulated 2015 revenues through October totaled NT$4.79 billion, up 57% on year.

Foxconn nets NT$6.03 per share for January-September

Nov 17, 14:57

Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) on November 16 released its financial report for the third quarter of 2015, recording consolidated revenues of NT$1.07 trillion (US$32.5 billion), up 9.5% sequentially and 12.11% on year, gross margin of 7.18%, net operating profit of NT$38.17 billion,...

Wearable devices becoming main growth driver for ODMs

Nov 16, 21:55

Notebook ODMs are expected to see their shipments in the fourth quarter to drop from the third and the volumes may continue to decline in 2016, making mobile devices especially wearable products to become the main growth driver of ODMs, according to some market watchers.

Global commercial building automation market revenues will reach US$45 billion by 2021, says firm

Nov 16, 15:31

The building automation market will experience steady but incremental growth over the next five years, generating US$45 billion in 2021, according to ABI Research. Europe will be the biggest market in terms of revenues followed by North America and Asia Pacific in 2021. The big four building automation...

Brand vendors gearing up to launch Surface-similar 2-in-1 devices in 1Q16

Nov 16, 15:25

Seeing demand for Microsoft's Surface-series 2-in-1 devices having been rising, several notebook brand vendors have started adjusting their 2-in-1 projects for 2016 and plan to launch products with designs similar to the Surface, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.

Quanta reports strong performance for 3Q15

Nov 13, 13:40

Quanta Computer has reported its financial results for the third quarter with consolidated revenues growing 9.9% sequentially and 12.9% on year to reach NT$275.9 billion (US$8.44 billion). Its gross margins stood at 4.27%, with operating profits increasing 1.4% sequentially to reach NT$4.52 billion...

Inventec optimistic about its product lines in 2016

Nov 13, 11:28

With a strong financial report for the third quarter, Inventec is optimistic about its performance in 2016 and expects its notebook and server shipments to both achieve on-year growth, while handheld mobile device shipments will rise from 50-60 million units to 70 million units. The company's two solar...

Digitimes Research: Top-5 notebook vendors and top-3 ODMs perform weakly in October

Nov 11, 20:24

The global top-five notebook brand vendors and top-three notebook ODMs saw their combined shipments drop 32% and 27%, respectively in October. Although preparations for the year-end holidays greatly boosted shipments in September, shipment volumes returned conservative in October since demand from...

Quanta sees on-month declines in both revenues and notebook shipments

Nov 11, 20:07

Quanta Computer has reported consolidated revenues of NT$89.86 billion (US$2.74 billion) for October 2015, slipping 11.3% on month but rising 9.6% on year, and NT$821.96 billion for January-October, growing 8.6% on year.

Foxconn sees increased October revenues

Stockwatch - Nov 11, 20:03

Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) on November 10 reported consolidated revenues of NT$502.96 billion (US$15.38 billion) for October 2015, representing a 9.13% increase on month and 7.24% increase on year.

Pegatron optimistic about 4Q15

Nov 10, 14:39

Pegatron Technology CEO Jason Cheng expects the fourth quarter to benefit from seasonality and its notebook shipments will grow 20-25% sequentially in the quarter, while its handheld device shipments will grow 25-35% sequentially, boosting its revenues to the NT$400 billion (US$12.24 billion) mark.

Compal, Wistron see notebook shipments drop in October

Nov 10, 14:05

Notebook ODMs Compal Electronics and Wistron saw their October notebook shipments drop from a month ago with Compal shipping three million units, down 1.5 million units from September and Wistron shipping 1.6 million units, down 500,000 units.

Wistron reports revenues for October 2015

Stockwatch - Nov 9, 16:29

Wistron has reported consolidated revenues of NT$56.835 billion (US$1.7 billion) for October 2015, representing a 6.48% drop on month and 1.62% drop on year.

Compal revenues drop in October

Stockwatch - Nov 9, 16:27

Compal Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$73.097 billion (US$2.23 billion) for October 2015, representing a 20.15% drop on month and 9.91% drop on year.

Pegatron revenues rise in October

Stockwatch - Nov 9, 16:20

Pegatron has reported consolidated revenues of NT$175.299 billion (US$3.35 billion) for October 2015, representing a 5.55% increase on month and 53.36% increase on year.

China ODM TV shipments climb 39% in 3Q15, says firm

Nov 9, 14:32

China ODM shipments of TV products reached 11.62 million in the third quarter of 2015, up 38.8% on year, according to Sigmaintell Consulting.

Wistron sees sharp on-year drop in 3Q15 net profit

Nov 5, 11:56

Wistron has announced its third-quarter financial results, reporting a drop in net profit by 54.7% on year to reach only NT$657 million (US$20.26 million) due to exchange losses from selling its service center in the Netherlands. Compared to the second quarter, the company's net profits still saw growth,...

ATrack aims to be amid global top-3 GPS tracker vendors

Oct 30, 14:01

Own-brand GPS tracker device maker ATrack Technology aims to become one of the global top-3 vendors, the company said at an October 29 investors conference.

Pneumatic component maker Taiwan Chelic debuts on TSE

Oct 28, 11:23

Shares of pneumatic automation component maker Taiwan Chelic started trading on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE) on October 27 with an initial price of NT$70 (US$2.16) per unit.

Slow sales of iPad devices affect operations of supply chain makers

Oct 28, 11:08

Sales of small-size iPad products have remained flat in the fourth quarter of 2015, affecting operations of some makers in the supply chain, according to industry sources.

Lite-On Technology sets up joint R&D center

Oct 23, 11:34

EMS provider Lite-On Technology on October 22 signed with Taiwan's National Tsing Hua University to establish a joint R&D center to develop innovative technologies with potential commercial applications for use by Lite-On to transform its business operations, according to the company.

Lite-On Technology CEO Warren Chen (left)

Foxconn speeds up penetration into innovative product segments

Oct 23, 10:43

Optimizing its capital, manufacturing capability and integrated supply chain, the Foxconn Group has accelerated its entry into innovative product segments, rolling out a number of devices, including smart accessories, smart bicycles and voice-controlled small-size robots, according to industry sourc...

Sony plans to set up smartphone production lines in Thailand, says paper

Oct 22, 14:52

Sony plans to invest at least JPY1 billion (US$8.35 million) to set up smartphone production lines in Thailand. The lines are scheduled to come online in 2015 and Sony aims to roll out over one million smartphones a year starting 2016, according to a Nikkei News report.

Wistron completes treasury buyback

Stockwatch - Oct 21, 22:06

Wistron has announced is has finished its treasury stock purchasing plan spending NT$1.31 billion (US$40.36 million) to buy back 80 million shares with an average price at NT$16.36 per unit. Currently Wistron has 140 million treasury stocks, accounting for 5.48% of total shares.

Equipment maker Mirle revenues hit 33-month high in September

Newswatch - Oct 13, 23:04

LCD panel equipment specialist Mirle Automation saw its revenues grow 7.3% on month and 34% on year to a 33-month high of NT$745 million (US$22.95 million) in September.

Altek revenues increase on year in September

Stockwatch - Oct 12, 16:17

Altek has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.201 billion (US$37.22 million) for September 2015, representing a 16.98% drop on month and 7.19% increase on year.

US opportunity drives 3D printer market growth, says IDC

Oct 12, 14:31

The US 3D print market remains white hot, fueled by the explosion of 3D print manufacturers from around the world who are setting their sites squarely on the US. According to IDC, the US is the world's largest market for 3D printers with hardware revenues expected to approach US$1.5 billion by 2019.

Foxconn sees large sequential growth in September revenues

Oct 12, 10:33

EMS provider Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$460.903 billion (US$14.01 billion) for September 2015, rising 57.35% on month and 10.95% on year, according to the company.

Gigabyte reports revenues for September

Stockwatch - Oct 8, 16:29

Gigabyte Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$5.014 billion (US$153.85 million) for September 2015, representing a 10.62% increase on month and 36.04% increase on year.

Compal reports revenues for September

Stockwatch - Oct 8, 16:29

Compal Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$91.547 billion (US$2.81 billion) for September 2015, representing a 42.54% increase on month and 7.89% increase on year.

Pegatron reports revenues for September 2015

Stockwatch - Oct 8, 16:29

Pegatron has reported consolidated revenues of NT$166.083 billion (US$5.1 billion) for September 2015, representing a 119.17% increase on month and 55.2% increase on year.

Wistron reports revenues for September 2015

Stockwatch - Oct 8, 16:29

Wistron has reported consolidated revenues of NT$60.773 billion (US$1.86 billion) for September 2015, representing a 29.19% increase on month and 1.1% drop on year.

Compal to establish healthcare business unit in 2016

Oct 8, 15:12

Following its partnership with Taiwan's Chang Gung University on the development of smart garments and healthcare cloud services, and the establishment of a healthcare R&D center, Compal Electronics is planning to establish a business unit specifically focusing on handling healthcare technology...

TAITRONIC 2015 opens in Taipei, Taiwan

Oct 8, 10:02

The Taipei International Electronics Show (TAITRONIC) 2015, an annual exhibition of electronic components, is taking place during October 6-9, with nearly 600 exhibitors setting up 1,120 booths and an expected 45,000 local and international buyers, according to the organizer, the government-sponsored...

Guo Taiqiang, chairman of TEEMA

Inventec enjoys revenue growth in September

Oct 7, 22:14

Inventec has announced consolidated revenues of NT$40.5 billion (US$1.25 billion) for September, up 23.85% on month and 10.15% on year, thanks to growths in all three major product lines: notebooks, handheld devices and servers. Combined consolidated revenues for the first three quarters of 2015 were...

Compal begins mass production of smartphones in Vietnam, says paper

Newswatch - Oct 6, 16:10

Compal Electronics' plants in Vietnam have started mass production in small volumes and currently have about 100-200 workers. Compal aims to recruit a total of 2,000, according to a Chinese-language Apple Daily report.

Inventec expects revenues to surpass US$20 billion in 2017

Oct 6, 15:46

Inventec chairman Richard Lee has pointed out that the company's revenues will surpass US$20 billion by 2017 and revenues in 2015 are expected to stay flat or drop slightly from 2014's NT$435.6 billion (US$13.4 billion).

Inventec optimistic about new orders from big client

Oct 6, 14:51

Inventec chairman Richard Lee has commented that a big client (understood to be Xiaomi) is currently developing new products, and Inventec is optimistic about related orders. Xiaomi is currently the largest smartphone client of Inventec and the ODM supplies over 50% of Xiaomi's smartphone shipments.

Richard Lee, Inventec chairman (center)

Digitimes Research: Difference between Apple Watch and Android Wear devices narrowed

Oct 5, 22:39

The difference between Apple Watch and Android Wear-based devices has been narrowed as the latest updates of the Apple Watch have only made some modifications on outer design but failed to address its weakness related to firmware and cloud computing capability, according to Digitimes Research.

ECS reports revenue growth for September 2015

Stockwatch - Oct 5, 22:01

Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$5.66 billion (US$174.11 million) for September 2015, representing a 39.06% increase on month and 48.08% increase on year.

Inventec takes 90% stake in all-in-one PC maker TPV-Inventa

Oct 2, 11:24

Inventec has increased its investment in TPV-Inventa, raising its stake to 90% in the all-in-one PC manufacturing joint venture with TPV.

Digitimes Research: Startup UPQ, Sony, Kyocera highlights of Japan portable CE market in 3Q15

Oct 1, 15:59

Japan's portable consumer electronics market in the third quarter of 2015 was highlighted by the rise of innovative startup UPQ, Sony's introduction of H.ear headsets, and Kyocera's stepping into the wearable device market for healthcare applications, according to Digitimes Research.

Metal recycling firm JYD receives investment from Mitsui

Oct 1, 14:16

Taiwan-based precious metal recycling firm Jin Yeeh Ding (JYD) Enterprise has recently started a private fund raiser and attracted Japan-based mining and smelting firm Mitsui Kinzoku to invest NT$323 million (US$9.8 million) to acquire a 19.84% stake at a price of NT$17.17 per share.

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