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  • Taiwan attracts foreign direct investment of US$1.462 billion in January-April, says MOEA

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  • Taiwan April export order value down on month, up on year, says MOEA

    Bits + chips | 7h 47min ago

  • Digitimes Research: Taiwan makers to ship nearly 21 million handsets in 2Q17

    Mobile + telecom | 7h 50min ago

  • Phison still eyeing stake in Toshiba chip unit

    Bits + chips | 7h 53min ago

  • Robust chip demand from China smartphone firms to boost revenues at IC distributors

    Bits + chips | 7h 55min ago

  • 1Q17 global cloud computing infrastructure services valued at US$11.4 billion, says Canalys

    Before Going to Press | 7h 20min ago

  • Taiwan April export order value down on month, up on year, says MOEA

    Before Going to Press | 7h 20min ago

  • China market: Advantech offers SPMS for cloud-computing management of distributed PV systems

    Before Going to Press | 7h 21min ago

  • Digitimes Research: Taiwan makers to ship nearly 21 million handsets in 2Q17

    Before Going to Press | 7h 22min ago

  • Robust chip demand from China smartphone firms to boost revenues at Taiwan IC distributors in 3Q17

    Before Going to Press | 7h 27min ago

  • Foxconn Electronics to set up innovation R&D center in central China

    Before Going to Press | 7h 31min ago

  • Taiwan attracts foreign direct investment of US$1.462 billion in January-April, says MOEA

    Before Going to Press | 7h 38min ago

  • Taiwan market: Alliance Digital Tech to boost mobile e-payment services

    Before Going to Press | 7h 39min ago

  • 3S teaming up with Marvell to develop 28nm controller chips

    Before Going to Press | 7h 40min ago

  • Taiwan market: FET offers rental online consulting services about use of handsets, consumer electronics

    Before Going to Press | 7h 41min ago

  • Axiomtek announces revenues for 2016

    Before Going to Press | 7h 42min ago

  • China outpaces Taiwan in IC design, backend industry output value

    Before Going to Press | 7h 49min ago

  • Vapor chamber becoming new cooling choice for smartphones

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Volta and Vega: With increased integration, what's left for Taiwan vendors to customize?

May 19, 16:55

Last week's Nvidia GTC event was - from the hardware point of view, at least - all about the new Volta GPU generation, and its expected leadership in AI (Artificial intelligence) and HPC (High-performance computing). As an example, a single 19-inch rack sized moderately dense Volta cabinet, with 200...

Digitimes Research: Top-5 notebook vendors see 6% on-year growth in April shipments

May 19, 15:02

Worldwide top-5 notebook brand vendors together and top-3 ODMs combined saw their shipments decrease 37% and 32% on month, respectively in April because of their strong shipments in March and weak demand in April. Since April was still in the slow season for the notebook market, inventory adjustment...

Clevo sees earnings drop nearly 50% on year in 1Q17

Newswatch - May 18, 14:35

Notebook vendor and IT mall operator Clevo saw its net profits decrease 46.15% on year to NT$37.55 million (US$1.247 million) in the first quarter of 2017. EPS for the first quarter reached only N$0.06.

AMD ramping shipments of Ryzen 7, Ryzen 5 CPUs

May 17, 15:22

Demand for AMD's Ryzen 7- and Ryzen 5-series CPU products has continued rising, which may allow the chipmaker to narrow its losses to below US$50 million for the second quarter of 2017. With Intel also rumored to pay licensing fees to AMD for its GPUs, some market watchers believe AMD may turn profitable...

Inventec Appliances reportedly to receive orders from Apple, Google and Baidu for voice assistance products

May 16, 14:51

Inventec Appliances, a subsidiary of Inventec, reportedly has landed orders for smart voice assistance devices from Apple, Google and China-based Baidu, but Inventec Appliances has declined to comment on its orders.

Inventec 1Q17 profits impacted by exchange losses

May 16, 14:33

Inventec has announced net operating profits of NT$1.62 billion (US$53.79 million) for the first quarter, but the company's net profits were only NT$678 million after seeing foreign exchange losses of around NT$1.21 billion with EPS reaching only NT$0.19. The company expects the Taiwan currency's exchange...

Quanta to apply AI to medical electronics

May 15, 11:02

Notebook ODM Quanta Computer has set up a business unit for R&D of electronics used in medical care and will apply AI (artificial intelligence) technology to such electronics through cooperation with hospitals and clinics in Taiwan, company chairman Barry Lam said at a May 12 investors conferenc...

Quanta chairman Barry Lam (left) and vice chairman CC Leung

Foxconn April revenues flat on year

May 12, 16:14

Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$322.79 billion (US$10.73 billion) for April, down 5.53% on month, but up 0.12% on year and the company's consolidated revenues from January-April were NT$1.29 trillion, up 1.49% from the same period a year ago.

Pegatron revenues grow 26% on year in April

May 12, 16:01

Pegatron Technology has announced revenues of NT$82.01 billion (US$2.73 billion) for April, up 10.38% on month and 26.01% on year and NT$320.68 billion for the first four months in 2017 combined, down 0.29% on year.

Quanta ships 2.7 million notebooks in April

May 12, 12:33

Quanta Computer shipped 2.7 million notebooks in April, falling 27% from March's 3.7 million units, and has reported consolidated revenues of NT$69.19 billion (US$2.28 billion) for April, dropping 6.26% on month but growing 1.48% on year, and NT$297.11 billion for January-April, rising 11.89% on yea...

Compal president expects PC demand to return growth in 2017

May 11, 15:49

Compal Electronics president Ray Chen expects PC demand to return to growth in 2017 because of a replacement trend from the enterprise sector created by Microsoft ending support for Windows 7. Demand from the consumer sector will have slower growth, but will happen eventually and demand from Europe...

Compal reportedly working with Microsoft on smart voice recognition product

May 11, 15:22

Compal Electronics president Ray Chen has noted that the company has recently landed orders for a smart voice recognition device from a US-based client and he believes that voice recognition technology is an extension of artificial intelligence (AI) technologies and pairing these technologies with...

Compal ships 2.6 million notebooks, AIO PCs in April

May 10, 16:01

Compal Electronics has announced it shipped 2.6 million notebooks and all-in-one (AIO) PCs in April, down 35% from March's four million units, while its consolidated revenues were down 22.85% on month to reach NT$61.03 billion. However, compared to the same month a year ago, the amount was up 31.8%.

China calls for Foxconn to make more investments in the country

May 10, 15:17

China's Premier Li Keqiang has called for Foxconn Electronics to place its high-end research and development projects and even its whole industrial chain in China.

Wistron, Inventec ship 1.4 million, 1.3 million notebooks in April

Newswatch - May 9, 15:43

Wistron shipped 1.4 million notebooks, decreasing 26.0% on month, while Inventec shipped 1.3 million units, slipping 18.8%, in April, according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) report.

Wistron 1Q17 revenues grow 25% on year

May 8, 16:15

Wistron has announced its financial results for the first quarter with consolidated revenues dropping 19.82% sequentially, but rising 25.03% on year to reach NT$168.41 billion (US$5.58 billion).

Foxconn may set up 6G panel line in US, say Taiwan makers

May 8, 16:10

Foxconn Electronics is talking with the US federal government and state governments about investing in the US and is likely to set up a 6G TFT-LCD panel factory there to produce small- to medium-size displays for IoT (Internet of Things) applications, including automotive, medical care and mobile terminal...

Inventec to produce AI-based smart home products for Apple, says paper

Newswatch - May 3, 15:57

Taiwan-based OEM Inventec reportedly has landed orders from Apple to produce a connected speaker device, according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) report.

STSP aims to set up robot production base in Tainan in 4 years

Apr 28, 15:20

The Southern Taiwan Science Park (STSP) has signed a MOU with an industrial association and a number of academic organizations in southern part of Taiwan, aiming to push for the formation of a robot production base in the STSP.

STSP Administration director general Lin Wei-cheng

Foxconn to build production center for Amazon in China

Apr 28, 12:14

Foxconn Electronics will team up with a number of China-based companies to build a production center in Hengyang, central China to produce of an array of devices for Amazon, according to industry sources.

Ex-HTC executive launches startup to promote VR solutions

Apr 28, 11:33

Former HTC North Asia president Jack Tong has announced the establishment of JPW International Technology, a startup to develop and promote VR (virtual reality) motion solutions and related equipment.

JPW founder and CEO Jack Tong

Merry reports strong EPS for 1Q17

Newswatch - Apr 25, 22:13

Headset maker Merry Electronics has reported net profits of NT$319 million (US$10.594 million) on revenues of NT$4.515 billion for the first quarter of 2017. First-quarter EPS stood at NT$1.74 compared to NT$0.21 of a year earlier.

Foxconn increases investment for robot development

Apr 20, 15:23

Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) has increased its investment in its robot-development subsidiary in Shenzhen, China by CNY10.39 billion (US$1.51 billion), according to the company.

IC distributor Audix reports strong earnings for 1Q17

Newswatch - Apr 20, 13:50

IC distributor and component maker Audix has reported net profits of NT$108 million (US$43.55 million) for the first quarter of 2017, increasing 35% on year. The earnings translated into an EPS of NT$1.01 for the quarter.

Gigabyte to deal out NT$2.60 dividend for 2016

Newswatch - Apr 18, 21:17

Gigabyte Technology plans to deal out dividends of NT$2.60 in cash for 2016 based on its earnings of NT$3.64 per share for the year, according to the company.

Foxconn subsidiary obtains 40% stake in FSK L&S

Apr 18, 12:43

Foxconn Electronics has announced that its indirectly wholly-owned subsidiary Jusda International has spent US$14.268 million acquiring a 40% stake in FSK L&S, a joint-venture providing smart logistics IT solutions established by Foxconn's subsidiary Jusda and South Korea-based SK C&C.

Gigabyte, ASRock to see increases in server revenues in 2017

Apr 17, 15:55

Because of weakening motherboard demand, Asustek Computer, Gigabyte Technology, Micro-Star International (MSI), ASRock and Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS), which together contribute 90% of the worldwide motherboard shipments, have seen dropping sales in the past few years. But Gigabyte and ASRock...

Chelic to establish R&D center in Taiwan

Apr 17, 12:32

Taiwan-based pneumatic automation component maker Chelic has established a pneumatic component R&D center in Taiwan to develop new innovative technologies, smart automation solutions and integrated electromechanical components. The R&D center is subsidized by the Taiwan government and will...

POS device maker Castles Technology reports decreased sales for 1Q17

Newswatch - Apr 14, 11:19

POS device maker Castles Technology has reported revenues of NT$235.33 million (US$7.76 million) for March, decreasing 49.46% from a year earlier. For the first quarter of 2017, revenues totaled NT$651.63 million, down 41.8% on year.

Wistron sees strong growth in March revenues and notebook shipments

Apr 12, 11:41

Wistron shipped 1.9 million notebooks in March, up 46.15% on month, summing up its first-quarter shipments to 4.5 million units, down 19.64% sequentially. Wistron's March revenues reached NT$64.3 billion (US$2.1 billion), up 30.12% on month and 20.99% on year.

Foxconn sees growth in March revenues

Apr 11, 19:06

Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$341.69 billion for March 2017, up 17.99% on month and 0.6% on year and NT$976.6 billion for the first quarter, up slightly by 1.96% on year.

Foxconn Technology sees revenues drop on year in March

Stockwatch - Apr 11, 15:55

Foxconn Technology Corporation has reported consolidated revenues of NT$6.305 billion (US$205.78 million) for March 2017, representing a 44.4% increase on month and 2.63% drop on year.

Altek revenues up in March

Stockwatch - Apr 11, 15:41

Altek has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.038 billion (US$33.88 million) for March 2017, representing a 35.44% increase on month and 9.22% increase on year.

Compal expected to enjoy 50% growth in smart handheld device shipments in 2Q17

Apr 11, 15:11

Apple's new inexpensive 9.7-inch iPad is expected to increase the device manufacturer Compal Electronics' smart handheld device shipments by 50% sequentially in the second quarter, according to some market watchers.

Quanta sees rising revenues in March

Apr 11, 14:55

Quanta Computer has announced consolidated revenues of NT$73.81 billion (US$2.41 billion) for March 2017, down 0.45% on month and 1.37% on year while consolidated revenues for the first quarter were NT$227.92 billion, down 14.07% sequentially, but up 15.5% on year.

Foxlink March revenues drop 4.78% on year

Stockwatch - Apr 10, 15:47

Foxlink has reported consolidated revenues of NT$6.235 billion (US$203.57 million) for March 2017, representing a 6.85% increase on month and 4.78% drop on year.

ECS to sell subsidiary for profit of over CNY$300 million

Stockwatch - Apr 10, 15:28

Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) has announced plans to sell its subsidiary Dragon Asia for CNY1.15-1.38 billion (US$166.5-199.8), and the transaction is expected to contribute profits of over CNY$300 million or a growth in EPS of NT$2.39.

Headset maker Merry reports increased revenues for March

Stockwatch - Apr 10, 15:01

Headset and speaker maker Merry Electronics has reported revenues of NT$1.863 billion (US$60.75 million) for March, increasing 51.83% on month and 114.21% on year.

Time lapse camera maker Brinno looks to strong sales in 2Q17

Apr 7, 16:06

Taiwan-based Brinno, a supplier of time lapse cameras, expects shipments of its ODM and OBM models to expand substantially in the second quarter of 2017.

Getac Technology to expand capacities in China, Vietnam

Apr 7, 14:23

Getac Technology will expand automotive component production capacity at factories in eastern China and Hanoi, northern Vietnam, with additional capacities to come into operation in 2018. The revenue proportion for automotive components is expected to rise from 10-15% at present to 20% in three years,...

Foxconn 4Q16 net profit hits record

Apr 5, 11:18

Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) has reported net profit of NT$68.766 billion (US$2.17 billion) for fourth-quarter 2016, the company's highest-ever quarterly level.

Foxlink sees earnings slide 52% in 2016

Newswatch - Apr 5, 10:53

Foxlink has reported net profits of NT$792 million (US$26.1 million) for 2016, decreasing 52% from a year earlier. EPS for the year stood at NT$1.55.

Taiwan ODMs post 2016 results

Mar 30, 21:58

Despite seeing an on-year drop of 11.2% to achieve consolidated revenues of NT$893.98 billion (US$29.59 billion) in 2016, Quanta Computer still managed to become profitable with profits reaching NT$46.59 billion, up 0.4%, on gross margins of 5.21%. The company's EPS for 2016 was NT$3.93.

ECS reports losses for 2016

Mar 30, 14:01

Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) has announced consolidated revenues of NT$29.95 billion (US$991.16 million) for 2016, down by 38.11% on year because of bad debts from procurement orders from the Venezuela government. The company's net losses were NT$945 million, compared to profits of NT$1.15 billion...

Compal becomes a strategic partner of LeEco

Mar 29, 14:15

In a move to protect the interests of its shareholders, Compal Electronics has announced a plan to invest CNY700 million (US$101.65 million) to take a 2.15% stake in Leshi Zhixin Electronic Technology, a TV manufacturing subsidiary of China-based TV/vidoe network LeEco.

Compal president Ray Chen

HTC teams up with Qingdao Publishing to tap educational VR market in China

Mar 29, 14:00

HTC has signed a strategic alliance agreement with China-based Qingdao Publishing Group to jointly develop a VR education platform targeting China.

Compal expects to ship 40 million PCs in 2017

Mar 29, 11:29

Compal Electronics expects to ship 40 million notebooks and desktops in 2017, growing 10% on year, company president Ray Chen said at a March 28 investors conference.

HTC upbeat about Vive applications via Viveport in 2017

Mar 28, 15:38

Viveport, A VR platform established by HTC, has attracted registration by more than 20,000 independent VR (virtual reality) application developers, who have together launched about 2,200 applications supporting the HTC Vive, according to Alvin Wang Graylin, president of HTC China.

The signing of an MOU between HTC and Shenzhen City Government

Teco sets up power charging station for Tesla Model S

Mar 27, 14:14

Own-brand electric machinery and energy management device maker Teco Electric and Machinery has cooperated with Tesla to set up a power charging station consisting of six charging kiosks specifically for Tesla Model S in Taipei Expo Park, northern Taiwan, according to the company.

A power charging station establsihed by Teco for Tesla Model S in Taipei

Asustek plans to spin off AR development team, says paper

Newswatch - Mar 27, 14:10

Asustek Computer plans to spin off its AR/VR development team to become an independent startup, according to a Chinese-language Commercial Times report.

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