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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 robot is 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).

Digitimes Research: ADAS expected to become mainstream car-driving safety system

Feb 18, 10:56

Of the various devices developed by ICT makers to increase car safety, ADAS (advanced driver assistance systems) are expected to become the mainstream driver-safety system, with global production value for ADAS and devices/components estimated to increase to US$12.54 billion in 2020, according to Digitimes...

Digitimes Research: January shipments of Wintel notebooks down on month, up on year

Feb 16, 22:21

Wintel notebooks shipped by the global top-five vendors: HP, Dell, Lenovo, Acer and Asustek Computer, in January 2017 decreased 35% on month but increased 10% on year, while shipments by the three largest Taiwan-based ODMs: Quanta Computer, Compal Electronics and Wistron, also slipped 30% on month...

Notebook industry facing a crisis, says Wistron chairman

Feb 16, 15:35

After experiencing a mild 5% shipment decline in 2016, the notebook industry is braced for a steady year in 2017 with shipments to stop falling, if not start growing. But it is not so, at least, for Simon Lin, chairman of Wistron.

Lenovo quarterly sales down 6% on year

Feb 16, 14:48

Lenovo has announced results for its third fiscal quarter ended December 31, 2016. Quarterly revenues were US$12.2 billion, a 6% decrease year-on-year. Third quarter pre-tax income was US$101 million, a 68% decline year-on-year. Net income fell 67% year-on-year to US$98 million.

Embedded display module maker Promate Solutions to debut on OTC market

Newswatch - Feb 16, 12:11

Embedded display module supplier Promate Solutions, a subsidiary of IC distributor Promate Electronic, will debut on Taiwan's OTC securities market in the latter half of March.

Delta Electronics announces deal with Thailand associate

Feb 16, 10:58

Taiwan-based Delta Electronics Inc (DEI) has announced the board of directors of its subsidiary Delta Electronics (Netherlands) BV (DEN) has agreed to a deal in which it will obtain stakes in four overseas subsidiaries owned by Delta Electronics (Thailand), an associate of DEI.

Notebook shipments get bump in 4Q16

Feb 15, 15:57

The final quarter of 2016 brought good news to the global notebook industry, as shipments showed an on-year increase for the first time since 2012, according to data from Digitimes Research.

Foxconn reaffirms US$5 billion investment in India

Feb 15, 15:06

Amid concerns Foxconn is reconsidering plans to set up a mobile handset in India, the Taiwan manufacturing firm has reportedly met with ministers from the state of Maharashtra where it reaffirmed its intent to invest US$5 billion in the state, according to multiple media reports out of India.

Oppo expanding production capacity in China, India to ramp up shipments in 2017

Feb 14, 12:26

China-based smartphone vendor Oppo has continued expanding its production capacity in China and plans to build up production lines in India in line with its plan to further ramp up shipments in 2017, according to industry sources.

Foxconn Technology revenues rise in January

Stockwatch - Feb 13, 15:28

Foxconn Technology Corporation has reported consolidated revenues of NT$8.181 billion (US$263.78 million) for January 2017, representing a 51.63% increase on month and 24.78% increase on year.

Quanta ships 2.7 million notebooks in January

Feb 13, 11:40

ODM Quanta Computer shipped 2.7 million notebooks in January, declining 30.8% on month but rising 17.4% on year, according to the company.

Arima Communications sees smartphone shipments drop in January

Stockwatch - Feb 13, 10:56

Arima Communications saw its smartphone shipments decline 17.74% sequentially to 510,000 units in January from 620,000 units shipped a month earlier.

AI helps Nvidia reach record revenues

Feb 10, 12:15

Nvidia has reported fourth quarter (ending January 29, 2017) Fiscal Year 2017 revenues of US$2.17 billion, up 55% from US$1.40 billion a year earlier, and up 8% from US$2.00 billion in the previous quarter. For Fiscal 2017, revenues reached a record US$6.91 billion, up 38% percent from US$5.01 billion...

Asustek January revenues hit 9-month low

Feb 10, 11:06

Asustek Computer has reported consolidated revenues of NT$31.349 billion (US$995 million) for January, the lowest monthly level since May 2016 and decreasing 20.75% on month and 11.7% on year, while its combined brand sales of NT$28.085 billion also dropped 22.4% on month and 12% on year.

Robot maker Hiwin sees revenues up on year in January

Newswatch - Feb 9, 23:16

Robot and motion control mechanical component maker Hiwin Technologies has reported revenues of NT$1.268 billion (US$40.85 million) for January, down 19.2% on month but up 26.5% on year.

Wistron, Inventec see mixed January shipments

Feb 9, 14:03

Wistron has announced notebook shipments of 1.3 million units for January, up 18.18% on year from January 2016's 1.1 million units. Meanwhile, Inventec shipped 1.15 million PC devices including notebooks and servers in January, dropping slightly from 1.2 million units in January a year ago.

IBM, Nokia and AT&T get together to foster trust in IoT

Feb 9, 12:15

In a 2016 AT&T survey, 58% of the companies they spoke to stated that were not confident in the security of their IoT devices. This is not surprising considering that in the past three years, AT&T has seen a 3,198% increase in attackers scanning for vulnerabilities in IoT devices.

Lite-On sees revenues drop in January

Stockwatch - Feb 8, 21:52

Lite-On Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$16.215 billion (US$520.94 million) for January 2017, representing a 24.18% drop on month and 6.48% drop on year.

Largan Precision sees January revenues increase on year

Stockwatch - Feb 8, 15:45

Largan Precision has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.804 billion (US$122.38 million) for January 2017, representing a 30.15% drop on month and 17.88% increase on year.

Number of connected things to surpass global population in 2017

Feb 8, 14:13

The number of connected "things" in the overall installed base of Internet of Things (IoT) worldwide in 2017 will surpass the total global population for the first time in 2017. According to Gartner there will be 8.4 billion connected things in use worldwide in 2017, up 31% from the 6.4 billion...

Vizio fined US$2.2 million for getting smart with consumers

Feb 7, 16:16

LCD TV vendor Vizio has agreed to pay US$2.2 million to settle charges by the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Office of the New Jersey Attorney General that it installed software on its TVs to collect viewing data on 11 million consumer TVs without consumers' knowledge or consent.

Inventec expected to see new chairman and president

Feb 7, 11:54

Inventec is planning to have Inventec Solar Energy chairman Tom Cho take over the chairman position of Inventec after current chairman Richard Lee retires. Inventec's president Huang Kuo-chun will also step down, and will be replaced by Maurice Wu, CEO of AiMobile, an Inventec joint-venture company,...

Chassis maker Catcher reported decreased sales for January

Newswatch - Feb 6, 14:39

Notebook chassis maker Catcher Technology has announced consolidated revenues of NT$4.86 billion (US$156.56 million) for January, down 36.3% on month and 22% on year. A decrease in the number of work days in January affected the sales performance for the month.

Apple sees record revenues in 1Q fiscal 2017

Newswatch - Feb 2, 13:33

Apple has announced that it posted all-time record quarterly revenues of US$78.4 billion and all-time record quarterly earnings per diluted share of US$$3.36 for its fiscal 2017 first quarter ended December 31, 2016. International sales accounted for 64% of the quarter's revenues.

Compal ramping up smartwatch shipments to Fossil, says paper

Newswatch - Jan 25, 22:50

Compal Electronics is expected to double OEM smartwatch shipments to brand vendor Fossil to 1.2 million units in 2017, up from 500,000-600,000 units shipped in the previous year, according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) report.

Increasing sales of Nvidia graphics cards to affect profitability of other suppliers

Jan 25, 11:14

Efforts by Nvidia to push sales of its own-brand Founders Edition graphics cards are likely to affect the profitability of graphics card suppliers in Taiwan and China in 2017 and beyond, according to industry sources.

China market: Foxconn to produce bicycles for startup Mobike

Jan 24, 14:43

China-based bike-sharing startup Mobike has reached a strategic cooperation agreement with Foxconn Electronics to jointly design, develop and integrate the global supply chain for production of bicycles, the company said during a press conference held on January 23.

Mobike bicycle

China market: Future Mobility to build smart electric car plant in Nanjing

Newswatch - Jan 24, 10:57

Future Mobility, a joint venture set up by Foxconn Electronics, Tencent Holdings and China Harmony Auto Holding to develop smart electric vehicles in China, will invest CNY11.6 billion (US$1.69 billion) to build a smart vehicle manufacturing plant in Nanjing, according to a company statement.

Component orders from AR/VR vendors still low in 2017

Jan 24, 10:53

Current component orders for production of AR (augmented reality), VR (virtual reality) and MR (mixed reality) head-mounted display (HMD) devices from brand vendors are still insufficient, according to industry sources.

Foxconn considering setting up panel line in US, says chairman

Jan 23, 16:00

Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) is considering establishing a panel factory in the US through cooperation with Sharp, with the latter to provide advanced technology, according to company chairman Terry Guo.

Foxconn chairman Terry Guo (center) at a press conference in Taipei on January 22

Foxconn to set up factory in conjunction with Apple R&D center in Shenzhen, says report

Jan 20, 13:47

Foxconn Electronics plans to build a factory in conjunction with the newly established R&D center set up by Apple in Shenzhen, southern China, in order to help the center to develop prototype products, according to a Japan-based Nikkei Asian Review report.

Global VR production value to take off in 2017, says TCA chairman

Jan 20, 11:55

The global production value of the VR (virtual reality) industry, including VR devices and applications, will stage a major take-off in 2017, according to TH Tung, chairman of the Taipei Computer Association (TCA).

TCA chairman TH Tung

Catcher to establish new subsidiary in China

Stockwatch - Jan 19, 15:54

Catcher Technology has announced a plan to invest US$100 million to establish a wholly-owned subsidiary in Suqian, China for R&D, sales and manufacturing of materials, products and molds.

Lite-On SSD shipments to be affected by tight supply of memory chips in 1Q17, says paper

Newswatch - Jan 19, 14:49

Sales of SSD products by Lite-On Technology in the first quarter of 2017 are expected to be affected by a tight supply of memory products, according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) report, citing company CEO Warrant Chen.

Qualcomm, MediaTek to vie for handset solution orders from Foxconn

Jan 19, 10:30

Qualcomm and MediaTek are expected to compete fiercely for chipset solution orders from EMS supplier Foxconn Electronics which has turned itself into a handset vendor recently, according to industry sources.

TEEMA to assist member companies to expand market in ASEAN, says chairman

Jan 18, 16:09

The Taiwan Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers' Association (TEEMA) will actively cooperate with the government initiated "Go South Policy" and will assist its member companies to promote sales in ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) countries, according to TEEMA chairman Gou...

TEEMA chairman Gou Tai-chiang

Chassis maker Nishoku to see revenues grow 5-10% in 2017

Newswatch - Jan 18, 12:12

Plastic chassis maker Nishoku Technology is expected to see its revenues grow 5-10% on year in 2017 with an EPS of over NT$7.50, according to a Chinese-language Commercial Times report.

ITRI unveils robots and drone management solution

Jan 17, 15:36

Taiwan government-sponsored Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) has unveiled a companion robot based on its Intelligent Vision System (IVS) and an ICT (information and communication technology) solution for managing drones.

ITRI-developed Intelligent Vision System robot can play chess

Foxconn ties up with Robo 3D to produce 3D printers, says report

Newswatch - Jan 17, 15:02

Foxconn Electronics has signed a cooperation agreement with Robo 3D, under which Foxconn will produce the Robo R2 3D printers for Robo 3D, according to a Chinese-language TechNews report.

ASRock reportedly to take over Pegatron system integrator orders

Jan 17, 13:58

Pegatron Technology has been re-organizing its business groups since the second half of 2016 and has recently decided to gradually shift the group that handles small-to-medium-size motherboard and graphics card design, manufacturing and services for its system integrator clients to its subsidiary ASRock...

Pegatron chairman talks about capacity expansion in North America, says paper

Newswatch - Jan 16, 15:46

Commenting on questions on whether Pegatron Technology will move production to North America during the company's year-end banquet, company chairman TH Tung noted that Pegatron currently has several production sites in the US, and the company would be able to expand capacity 3-5 fold if necessary....

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