Samsung invests in China-based BYD
Jul 22, 14:54
Shanghai Samsung Semiconductor, a unit of Samsung Electronics, has acquired 52.26 million shares of BYD Electronic for CNY3 billion (US$449 million), according to an announcement by the China-based electric vehicle maker.
Taiwan market: Asia Pacific Telecom to introduce Pepper into local market
Newswatch - Jul 21, 12:29
Asia Pacific Telecom, one of the five 4G mobile telecom carriers in Taiwan, will officially introduce Pepper, a service robot jointly developed by SoftBank and Foxconn Electronics, into the Taiwan market on July 25, with the availability of the robot to begin in September, according to a Chinese-language...
Commentary: ARM a must for SoftBank in paradigm shift
Jul 20, 12:46
SoftBank's decision to buy out ARM for GBP24.3 billion (US$32.2 billion) not only highlights the ruthless investment style of SoftBank's chairman and CEO Masayoshi Son, but also indicates the future business opportunities that will come along with the rising penetration of Internet of Things (IoT).
Chip shipments for VR devices to boom
Jul 20, 12:28
Chip shipments for VR (virtual reality) devices are expected to surge during the year-end shopping season in Europe and the US, according to industry sources.
Merry to form investment partnership with Luxshare via Suzhou subsidiary
Jul 19, 15:59
Headset maker Merry Electronics has signed a letter of intent for cooperation with China-based Luxshare Precision Industry under which Luxshare or one of its subsidiaries will take up a 40-60% stake in a Merry subsidiary in Suzhou, China for CNY400-600 million (US$59.71-89.57 million).
ASRock reports increased sales for June
Newswatch - Jul 15, 10:55
ASRock has reported revenues of NT$559.37 million (US$17.48 million) for June, up 9.22% on month and 9.41% on year. Accumulated 2016 revenues through June totaled NT$3.457 billion, increasing 3.56% from a year earlier.
Wistron announces treasury stock buyback results
Stockwatch - Jul 13, 22:12
Wistron originally planned spend a maximum of NT$37.75 billion (US$1.18 billion) to buy back 60 million treasury shares with a price range between NT$16-26 from May 14 to July 13; however, the company only bought back 24.36 million shares during the period, according to a company posting on the Taiwan...
TEEMA holds 2 shows in Kunshan
Jul 13, 15:25
The Taiwan Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers Association (TEEMA) is cooperating with the government of Kunshan City, eastern China, to hold the 2016 Kunshan Electrical, Electronic & Equipment Exposition as well as the 2016 Kunshan Intelligent Automation and Robotics Exposition in the city...
Pegatron sees over 30% growth in June revenues
Jul 12, 15:32
Pegatron Technology has announced consolidated revenues of NT$93.35 billion (US$2.89 billion) for June, growing 40.27% on month and 33.34% on year, and NT$224.98 billion for the second quarter, down 12.24% sequentially and 3.2% on year.
Compal sees on-year decline in June revenues
Stockwatch - Jul 11, 16:14
Compal Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$69.904 billion (US$2.17 billion) or June 2016, representing a 23.27% increase on month and 3.82% drop on year.
Wistron revenues flat on year in June
Stockwatch - Jul 11, 16:13
Wistron has reported consolidated revenues of NT$54.047 billion (US$1.68 billion) for June 2016, representing a 12.28% increase on month and 0.04% drop on year.
US enterprise sector to see PC replacement trend in 2H16
Jul 11, 10:59
With the US Department of Defense deciding to upgrade four million units of their equipment to Windows 10 due to better security, sources from PC players expect the move to prompt other US government departments to follow suit, triggering a replacement trend in the enterprise PC sector.
Foxconn takes up Microsoft handset plant in Vietnam
Jul 11, 10:51
Foxconn Electronics has announced that one of its subsidiaries, Chief Expertise, has purchased a 100% stake of Microsoft Mobile (Vietnam), a handset unit of Microsoft Mobile in Vietnam, for VND492 million (US$22 million).
Compal, Pegatron refutes LeTV payment delay rumor
Stockwatch - Jul 8, 10:22
China-based LeTV reportedly has delayed its payments to its upstream smartphone component and ODM partners due to having some funding gap, but Compal Electronics and Pegatron Technology both noted that they have received their payments.
Headset maker Merry June revenues reach all-time high
Newswatch - Jul 5, 22:03
Headset maker Merry Electronics has reported revenues of NT$1.409 million (US$43.66) million for June, the company's highest monthly figures. June's figures also represented an increase of 56.61% from the same period a year earlier.
HTC, investment firms to form VR venture capital alliance
Jun 30, 15:11
HTC has announced that it has teamed up with a total of 28 venture investment companies, including Sequoia Capital and Matrix Partners, to form the Virtual Reality Venture Capital Alliance (VRVCA) to promote the development of the global VR industry and its ecosystem.
Robot maker Hiwin looks to strong performance in 3Q16
Stockwatch - Jun 29, 11:19
Mechanical component and robot maker Hiwin Technologies expects its sales performance for the third quarter of 2016 to be better than that in the previous quarter, buoyed by recent appreciation of Japanese yen and brisk demand for high-end machine tools in China, according to company chairman Eric...
Wistron buys back 15.46 million treasury stocks
Stockwatch - Jun 27, 21:41
Wistron spent NT$331.75 million (US$10.2 million) to buy back 15.46 million treasury stocks at a price point of NT$21.46 per stock on June 27, according to a company's posting on Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE).
Foxconn pushes new strategy to help Sharp transform
Jun 23, 14:24
At the company's investor conference on June 22, Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) chairman Terry Guo said that several of Foxconn's vice presidents will join Sharp's board of directors to help Sharp transform over three stages of planning.
Foxconn chairman looks at LeEco ecosystem for possible cooperation
Jun 22, 14:07
Foxconn Electronics chairman Terry Gou and a number of top executives of the EMS giant have recently visited an experience shop of the "LeEco ecosystem" operated by China-based conglomerate LeEco (formerly LeTV) in Shenzhen to tap the possibility of enhancing cooperation between the two companies,...
Inventec expects to achieve NT$460 billion revenues in 2017
Jun 22, 13:59
Inventec chairman Richard Lee has pointed out that the company in the past 12 months has been integrating its resources in Taiwan and China and transforming its businesses to focus on developing Internet of Things (IoT) and industrial 4.0 applications.
Inventec to ship drones and service robots in 2H16
Jun 21, 21:58
Inventec will begin shipping drones and service robots in the second half of 2016, but these new product lines will only have a limited contribution to revenues, according to David Ho, general manager of Inventec Appliances.
Notebook ODMs eye medical electronics device opportunity
Jun 21, 15:19
ODMs have been partnering with medical product players to push into the medical electronics device market. Compal Electronics recently cooperated with Portugal-based Alert Life Science to sell its products in Taiwan and has partnered with medical product maker Apexcare to develop a smart medical care...
Inventec expects shipment growth in 2016 thanks to enterprise sector orders
Jun 21, 14:56
Despite weakening worldwide notebook demand, Inventec still expects its notebook shipments to grow on year in 2016 thanks to stable shipments to the enterprise sector; however, revenues from the business are likely to stay flat from a year ago because of dropping product ASP, according to Fred Chang,...
Wistron expects strong 2016, say executives
Jun 16, 16:05
Wistron chairman Simon Lin is optimistic the company's 2016 operations will improve significantly and its revenue ratio for the first and second halves of 2016 will reach 45:55, changing from 50:50 in 2015 because of seasonality and strong revenue contribution from the smartphone and server business...
Dell sees rising share in notebook market
Jun 16, 14:02
In addition to the enterprise notebook sector, Dell has also been successfully expanding its presence in the consumer notebook sector recently and has seen increased market share in North America and emerging markets such as Brazil, India and China.
Taiwan notebook ODMs look to strong shipments in June, says paper
Newswatch - Jun 13, 16:24
The top-four Taiwan-based notebook ODMs, Quanta Computer, Compal Electronics, Wistron and Inventec, are expected to see their notebook shipments remain strong in June after posting strong gains in May, according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) report.
Foxconn sees decreased May revenues
Jun 13, 09:23
Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$295.411 billion (US$9.062 billion) for May, decreasing 8.37% on month and 2.05% on year, according to the company.
Wistron revenues increase in May
Stockwatch - Jun 8, 16:09
Wistron has reported consolidated revenues of NT$48.13 billion (US$1.49 billion) for May 2016, representing a 8.3% increase on month and 7.25% increase on year.
Compal reports on-year drop in May revenues
Stockwatch - Jun 8, 16:07
Compal Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$56.71 billion (US$1.76 billion) for May 2016, representing a 22.46% increase on month and 12.14% drop on year.
Inventec reports revenue growths for May 2016
Stockwatch - Jun 8, 16:05
Inventec has reported consolidated revenues of NT$34.18 billion (US$1.06 billion) for May 2016, representing a 0.73% increase on month and 20.13% increase on year.