Xiaomi said to release notebook in 2016 with help from Inventec and Foxconn
Sep 1, 14:26
China-based smartphone vendor Xiaomi reportedly is planning to launch a notebook in 2016 and is currently developing the device jointly with its ODM partners Inventec and Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry). So far, the notebook's mass production schedule has yet to be confirmed, according...
China investment environment deteriorating, investment risk rising, says TEEMA
Aug 27, 16:02
The investment environment in China has declined for the seventh consecutive year in 2015, while the risk for committing investments in China has continued to rise for the fourth year in a row, according to a survey on investment in China by the Taiwan Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers' Association...
Compal to shift notebook capacity from Chengdu factory to Kunshan
Aug 25, 20:44
Notebook ODM Compal Electronics will gradually move notebook production capacity at its factory in Chengdu City, western China, to its factory in Kunshan, eastern China, and has notified its component makers of the plans, according to notebook supply chain makers.
Taiwan draws up drones law
Aug 25, 14:46
Taiwan is drafting a law to govern the flying of drones amid growing concerns over their threats to aviation safety.
Notebook vendors start RFQ process; competition grows fierce
Aug 25, 14:12
Notebook brand vendors such as Acer, Dell, Hewlett-Packard (HP) and Toshiba have recently begun the request for quotation (RFQ) process for their notebook orders for 2016 and the result is expected to be determined in 1-2 months.
Notebook ODMs pushing August shipments
Aug 20, 15:23
Notebook ODMs are expected to see significant on-month growths in August shipments and some makers may even achieve more than 50% growth. Since shipments will grow further in September, the makers are expected to be able to achieve better third-quarter shipments than in the second, according to sources...
Precision component maker Min Ark sees profits up in 1H15
Aug 19, 20:37
Precision component maker Min Ark Precision Industrial has reported net profits of NT$236 million (US$7.27 million) for the first half of 2015, increasing 40.95% from a year earlier. EPS for the first half reached NT$3.82, as gross margin edged up 2.61pp to 35.85% during the period.
Quanta partners with Cisco to push cloud medical services
Aug 18, 12:47
Quanta Computer has partnered with Cisco to provide hardware- and software-integrated services to hospitals and clinics. Quanta will combine its QOCA medical platform, which it developed jointly with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), with Cisco's cloud computing solutions and the services...
Wistron nets NT$0.32 per share for 1H15
Aug 14, 14:34
Notebook ODM Wistron has reported first-half consolidated revenues of NT$296.78 billion (US$9.4 billion), gross margin 4.67%, net operating profit NT$835 million, net profit NT$800 million and net EPS NT$0.32.
Digitimes Research: Samsung Artik products to support Arduino standard
Aug 13, 12:12
Samsung Electronics has announced that it will seek to make its Artik platform products as Arduino-certified platforms for IoT (Internet of Things) applications, a move which indicates a growing concern for the open hardware source community to play a more important role in the development of new IoT...
Quanta expects difficult 3Q15
Aug 12, 11:15
Notebook ODM Quanta Computer expects a difficult third-quarter 2015 due to unfavorable global economic outlook, company chairman Barry Lam said at an August 11 investors conference.
Pegatron sees on-year growth in July revenues; expects shipment growth in 3Q15
Aug 11, 14:34
Pegatron Technology has announced consolidated revenues of NT$66.82 billion (US$2.11 billion) for July, down 4.57% on month, but up 3.45% on year with combined consolidated revenues for the first seven months of 2015 reaching NT$559.43 billion, up 12.86% on year. The company also announced consolidated...
Quanta to end R&D partnership with MIT
Aug 11, 12:11
Quanta Computer's R&D partnership with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) will end in 2015. Quanta has partnered with MIT for 10 years.
Quanta reports 7% on-year increase in July revenues
Aug 11, 12:05
Notebook ODM Quanta Computer has reported NT$83.64 billion (US$2.64 billion) in July consolidated revenues, down 21.43% on month but up 7.33% on year. The company has totaled NT$539.84 billion in year-to-date revenues, up 6.21% compared with the same time last year.
Advantech July sales meet market expectations
Aug 10, 10:54
Industrial computer device and solution supplier Advantech has reported revenues of NT$3.168 billion (US$100.2 million) for July, down 15.06% on month but up 0.49% on year. The sequential decline was in line with market expectations.
Sony Mobile likely to outsource wearables to Taiwan ODMs
Aug 6, 10:01
Sony Mobile Communications is reportedly in talks with Taiwan-based ODMs for possible production of its smart wearable devices, including smartwatches and smart bands, in addition to current production of smartphones, according to sources at local ODMs.
Wistron chairman expresses concerns about China supply chain takeover
Jul 30, 13:59
Commenting on the Taiwan government's recent project of providing NT$500 billion (US$15.91 billion) loans to Taiwan's medium-to-large size enterprises, Wistron chairman Simon Lin is concerned that the government may place strict policies on the loans, causing only a few companies to be eligible. Lin...
Wistron said to consider moving notebook production out of Kunshan plants
Jul 28, 14:56
Rumors have spread in the IT market that Wistron is planning to stop its notebook production in Kunshan, China and will move all its production capacity to plants in Chongqing and Chengdu in inland China. The company has responded by saying it has not yet shut down the notebook production at its Kunshan...
Commentary: China notebook ODMs set to ramp up shipments
Jul 28, 11:35
Although the production capability of China-based notebook ODMs is still too small to make a significant impact on their Taiwan-based counterparts, the notebook supply chain in China stands a chance of expanding their presence in the global notebook industry.
Taiwan market: HTC releases HTC One E9 dual sim
Jul 24, 10:44
HTC has added a new member to its HTC One family lineup, the HTC One E9 dual sim, in the Taiwan market. The new model will take on Samsung Electronics' newly released Galaxy A8 and Xiaomi Technology's Mi Note 64GB in the local market.
Compal server business to benefit from Lenovo, Dell orders
Jul 20, 21:27
Compal Electronics has recently expanded its server R&D team to 300 technicians and will continue to recruit more talent because of increasing server orders from Lenovo and the existing ones from Dell, according to sources from the upstream supply chain. Compal declined to comment on its clients,...
Digitimes Research: Smart lock market emerging in Japan
Jul 20, 16:19
Development of the smart lock market has become active in Japan recently. Led by the launch of the 'Akerun' smart lock by Japan-based Photosynth, other vendors including Sony and Denmark-based Poly-Control have also stepped into the segment. Since smart lock systems can also apply to commercial markets...
Hiwin, Nexcom, Fuburg form alliance to boost intelligent automation solutions
Jul 17, 15:51
Hiwin Technologies (a maker of motion transmission mechanical components and robots), Nexcom International (a maker of industrial computing devices), and Fuberg Industrial (a maker of tissue paper diapers and sanitary pads) has formed an alliance to promote intelligent automation solutions for use...
Wistron purchases back 60 million treasury stocks
Stockwatch - Jul 15, 21:46
Wistron has announced it has completed its treasury stock buyback plan and spent a total of NT$1.41 billion (US$45.43 million) to purchase back 60 million share at an average price at NT$23.52.
Seagate lowers revenue, earning forecasts for fiscal 4Q15
Jul 14, 22:01
Storage device supplier Seagate Technology has said that revenues for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2015, which ended July 3, will total US$2.9 billion, lower than its previous forecast of US$3.2-3.3 billion and also lower than market expectations of US$3.19 billion.
Delta Electronics sees June revenues rise
Stockwatch - Jul 13, 16:35
Delta Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$17.052 billion (US$550.01 million) for June 2015, representing a 5.5% increase on month and 5.02% increase on year.
Upstream supply chain expect weak 2H15 PC performance
Jul 13, 16:08
With AMD having lowered its second-quarter revenues guidance, and Asustek Computer downwardly adjusting its notebook shipment goal for 2015 by almost three million units, the upstream supply chain is seriously concerned about the PC industry's performance in the second half of the year.
China ZACEEZ to become largest handset production base worldwide
Jul 10, 10:42
China government-developed Zhengzhou Airport Comprehensive Economic Experimental Zone (ZACEEZ) in northern China has a cluster of nearly 70 handset supply chain makers currently and is set to replace Shenzhen in southern China to become the largest handset production base in the world, according to...
Compal sees June revenues drop on year
Stockwatch - Jul 10, 10:26
Compal Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$72.679 billion (US$2.34 billion) for June 2015, representing a 12.6% increase on month and 5.25% drop on year.