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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).

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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).

Xiaomi to announce two new notebooks at the end of July; manufactured by different ODMs

Jul 19, 12:18

China-based Xiaomi is planning to announce two new notebooks on July 27 with the 12.5-inch model manufactured by Inventec and having already entered into mass shipments. The 13-inch model will be handled by Wistron and the device's component supply is currently under evaluation and should begin mass...

Kunming hi-tech zone to help Foxconn cooperate with Yunnan Communication, say reports

Jul 15, 15:34

Kunming National Hi-Tech Industry Development Zone in Yunnan Province, southwestern China, has been aggressively persuading Foxconn Electronics and Yunnan Communication, a local provider of digital terrestrial and cable TV services, to cooperate and establish plants in the industry zone, according...

Samsung to take up 4% stake in China-based BYD, says paper

Jul 15, 14:19

Samsung Electronics has decided to invest KRW500 billion (U$442 million) to take up a 4% stake in China-based electric vehicle maker BYD Electronic, according to a Korea Economic Daily report.

Automation is best solution to lower labor and land costs, says Kenmec chairman

Jul 15, 12:00

While Taiwan-based manufacturers setting up factories in China keep relocating to seek the lowest labor and land costs, automated production is the best solution, according to chairman Frank Hsieh for production equipment maker Kenmec Mechanical Engineering

Clevo sees sales down slightly in June, looks to strong 2H16

Newswatch - Jul 15, 10:56

Clevo has reported revenues of NT$1.26 billion (US$39.37 million) for June, down 22% on month and 1.6% on year. Second-quarter revenues reached NT$4.32 billion, down 9.2% but up 5.8% on year.

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.

Foxconn sees less than 5% drop on year in June revenues; expected to achieve strong performance in 2H16

Jul 12, 14:39

Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) has announced consolidated revenues of NT$305.01 billion (US$9.46 billion) for June, up 3.25% on month, but down 4.25% on year, and NT$922.81 billion for the second quarter, down 3.67% sequentially and 5.12% 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).

Robot maker Hiwin reports brisk sales for June, looks to strong 3Q16

Newswatch - Jul 11, 10:51

Mechanical component and robot maker Hiwin Technologies saw its revenues grow 4.5% on month and 5.79% on year to a record high of NT$1.549 billion (US$48.06 million) for June, buoyed by orders for automated equipment and robot products.

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.

Digitimes Research: Growing popularity of VR/AR devices to boost component demand

Jul 6, 11:28

The growing availability of virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) devices will offer growth opportunities for a number of component suppliers, including sensors, infrared (IR)/laser transmitters and LED chips, according to Digitimes Research.

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.

Industry PC maker Ennoconn reports sales gains for June

Newswatch - Jul 5, 16:00

Industry PC supplier Ennoconn has reported revenues of NT$1.314 billion (US$40.72 million) for June, up 11.35% on month and 40% on year.

Foxconn to assemble Sharp products in Taiwan

Jul 5, 15:02

Foxconn Electronics plans to set up assembly lines in Taiwan to roll out Sharp's products for sale in the local market, according to industry sources.

Notebook-related IC suppliers expect to enjoy double-digit revenue growth in 3Q16

Jul 1, 14:45

Notebook-related IC suppliers expect to see revenues grow over 10% sequentially in the third quarter of 2016, according to industry sources.

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).

Compal aims at revenue proportion of 35% for non-notebook products in 2016

Jun 27, 11:08

Compal Electronics saw non-notebook revenue proportion rise from 23% in 2014 to 28% in 2015 and aims to increase it to 35% in 2016, company president Ray Chen said at a shareholders' meeting on June 24.

Compal chairman expects Taiwan exports to benefit from rising Japanese Yen

Jun 24, 15:12

Commenting on the UK's referendum over EU membership, Compal Electronics chairman Rock Hsu said the passing of the referendum it is likely to affect Taiwan, Asia and even the UK itself in many ways.

Rock Hsu, Compal chairman

MediaTek rolls out 4G solutions for vehicle recorder market

Jun 24, 11:23

MediaTek and downstream device designers have jointly come out with smart rear-view camera modules, built utilizing MediaTek's 4G solutions.

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,...

China market: Foxconn enters financial service sector

Jun 21, 11:27

Foxconn Electronics has entered the financial service market in China and also plans to launch an online financial service platform in 2016, according to media reports in China.

Connector maker UDE ramping up networking connector ratio

Jun 17, 16:05

Connector maker UDE will aim to ramp up the ratio of networking connectors to 45% of its total sales in 2016, up from 40% currently, according to the company.

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...

Digitimes Research: Growing VR ecosystem to accelerate development of VR video market

Jun 16, 15:24

Video and gaming applications for virtual reality (VR) devices were the highlights of the recently concluded Computex 2016 as demonstrated by the number of related products and exhibitors presented at the trade fair, according to Digitimes Research.

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.

Pegatron reports on-month revenue growth for May

Stockwatch - Jun 13, 21:54

Pegatron has reported consolidated revenues of NT$66.55 billion (US$2.05 billion) for May 2016, representing a 2.27% increase on month, but 5.7% drop on year.

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.

Quanta Computer sees revenues drop 9% on year in May

Stockwatch - Jun 8, 16:33

Quanta Computer has reported consolidated revenues of NT$70.05 billion (US$2.17 billion) for May 2016, representing a 2.74% increase on month and 9.07% drop on year.

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.

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