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  • Intel defines 6 desktop market segments for CPU platforms, say Taiwan makers

    Before Going to Press | 4h 24min ago

  • Chipbond to boost sales generated from non-driver ICs, says report

    Before Going to Press | 4h 26min ago

  • Demand for UV-A LEDs may take off in 2015, say Taiwan makers

    Before Going to Press | 4h 27min ago

  • PTI looks to moderate growth in 3Q15

    Before Going to Press | 4h 28min ago

  • PC replacement pushed by Windows 10 may come slowly, sat Taiwan makers

    Before Going to Press | 4h 28min ago

  • Taiwan market: Samsung to launch tablet Galaxy Tab S2

    Before Going to Press | 4h 30min ago

  • Taiwan IoT makers have to develop innovative applications to compete in global IoT market, says Acer founder

    Before Going to Press | 4h 32min ago

  • Epistar may suffer 3Q15 net loss per share of NT$0.18

    Before Going to Press | 4h 33min ago

  • Sony to launch new-generation optical discs in cooperation with Panasonic, says Nikkei

    Before Going to Press | 4h 34min ago

  • Taiwan accepts ITA 2

    Before Going to Press | 4h 36min ago

  • Baidu posts 2Q15 revenues of CNY16.58 billion

    Before Going to Press | 4h 37min ago

  • MediaTek 3Q15 sales to rise 15-20%

    Before Going to Press | 4h 37min ago

  • China IC backend firms reportedly obtain orders from Qualcomm, MediaTek

    Before Going to Press | 4h 38min ago

  • China-, Taiwan-based makers hike August prices for solar-grade polycrystalline silicon wafers

    Before Going to Press | 4h 38min ago

  • Digitimes Research: Taiwan makers to see flat shipment growth for large-size panels in 2H15

    Before Going to Press | 4h 39min ago

  • AUO expects weak panel demand in 2H15

    Before Going to Press | 4h 40min ago

  • Smartphone vendors uninterested in Windows 10, say Taiwan makers

    Before Going to Press | 4h 40min ago

  • E Ink and Netronix jointly invest in new development facilities

    Before Going to Press | 4h 41min ago

  • Inotera raises capex for 2015

    Before Going to Press | 4h 42min ago

  • China market: Meizu to start marketing fast mobile chargers

    Before Going to Press | 4h 42min ago

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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.

notebook

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.

The HTC Vive

Taiwan IT industries facing challenges from China supply chains, says MOEA

Jul 21, 16:00

A number of Taiwan's IT related industries, including IC design, LCD panel (touchscreen), camera module, battery and chassis, are facing severe challenges from the supply chain makers in China, Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) has warned.

Huawei Technologies revenues up 30% on year in 1H15

Jul 21, 11:53

China-based telecom equipment vendor Huawei Technologies has reported revenues of CNY175.9 billion (US$28.16 billion) for the first half of 2015, increasing 30% from a year earlier.

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.

LG expected to close down Shanghai-based facilities, says report

Jul 15, 15:24

LG Electronics may close down Shanghai-based production faciliites called LGESH following a decline in profits and increased labor costs at the facilities, according to a Korea media report.

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.

Taiwan large-scale companies urged to acquire small innovative firms to enhance competitiveness

Newswatch - Jul 14, 21:58

Taiwan's vice premier Chang San-cheng has encouraged Taiwan-based large-scale enterprises such as Foxconn Electronics and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) to further strengthen their competitiveness through acquisitions of small innovative companies.

Taiwan vice premier Chang San-cheng

Foxconn Technology reports on-year rise in June revenues

Stockwatch - Jul 13, 16:39

Foxconn Technology Corporation has reported consolidated revenues of NT$5.756 billion (US$185.66 million) for June 2015, representing a 29.36% drop on month and 7.73% increase on year.

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.

Foxconn plans to build 10-12 plants in India in 5 years

Jul 13, 14:50

The Foxconn Group plans to establish 10-12 plants to create over one million job opportunities in India before 2020, according to chairman Terry Gou.

Pegatron to expand capacity at China-based subsidiary

Jul 10, 11:29

Pegatron Technology will expand the production capacity of PegaGlobe (Kunshan), its subsidiary in eastern China, with an investment of NT$508 billion (US$16.4 million), according to the company.

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.

Foxconn reports increased sales for June

Jul 10, 10:19

Foxconn Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$318.56 billion (US$10.27 billion) for June, up 5.62% sequentially and 0.49% on year.

Digitimes Research: Korea-based MCnex, Sekonix aim to become top suppliers of car cameras

Jul 9, 14:22

Korea-based car camera makers MCnex and Sekonix are striving to become the world's leading suppliers in the segment as related automobile safety agencies in the US and Europe are paying more attention to driving safety systems with built-in cameras, according to Digitimes Research.

Inventec sees on-month growth in June revenues; Wistron reports growth in notebook shipments

Jul 8, 21:34

Inventec has announced consolidated revenues of NT$31.2 billion (US$1.01 billion) for June, up 9.7% on month, but down 9.7% on year with combined consolidated revenues for the first half reaching NT$180 billion, down 18.7% on year.

Wistron reports revenues for June 2015

Stockwatch - Jul 8, 20:19

Wistron has reported consolidated revenues of NT$54.068 billion (US$1.74 billion) for June 2015, representing a 20.48% increase on month and 9.96% increase on year.

Foxconn slows down investment in Vietnam

Newswatch - Jul 7, 21:57

The Foxconn Group apparently has slowed down its investment in Vietnam as the group has continued to build up production lines in India and Indonesia in order to roll out products for emerging markets, according to industry sources.

Digitimes Research: Shipments of white-box phablets suffer first on-year decline in 2Q15

Jul 6, 15:44

Shipments of phablets by China-based white-box suppliers suffered their first year-on-year decline in the second quarter of 2015, affected by unfavorable global market conditions as well as by growing phablet shipments by China-based brand smartphone vendors, according to Digitimes Research.

Dassault Systemes expanding clients in Taiwan

Jul 2, 15:10

France-based software company Dassault Systemes has stepped up its marketing in Taiwan and has expanded its client group to include Foxconn Electronics, Pegatron Technology, Largan Precision, Aerospace Industrial Development Corporation (AIDC), Evergreen Marine and Yulon Motor, according to company...

Dassault Systemes sales vice presient James Lee

Global cellular baseband chip market rises 27% in 1Q15, says Strategy Analytics

Jul 1, 21:17

The global cellular baseband processor market registered a strong 27% on-year increase to reach US$5.8 billion in the first quarter of 2015, according to Strategy Analytics.

Taipower to limit power supply to industrial users

Jun 30, 15:03

With Taiwan's power consumption having risen significantly due to hot weather, the government-owned Taipower's operating reserve may drop to as low as 2.2% shortly and the issue could lead to malfunctions of some of its mid- or large-size machines. As a result, Taipower is planning to cut power supply...

Foxconn mulls spinning off subsidiaries for listing in China stock markets, says report

Jun 30, 14:59

Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) is considering spinning off its subsidiaries in China to let them list in local stock markets, and more than one of such subsidiaries are likely to go public by year-end 2015, according to a China Business News report.

Digitimes Research: Japan has potential demand for UAVs

Jun 29, 21:28

While Japan is less active than the US, Europe and China in promoting application of UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles), the UAV industry is significantly developing following the establishment of Japan UAS (unmanned aircraft system) Industry Development Association (JUIDA) in October 2014 and there is...

Notebook demand not strong as expected in 2H15, overall shipments to drop on year in 2015

Jun 29, 15:31

Notebook demand may not see as strong growth in the second half as originally expected and overall shipments are expected to decline to 160 million units in 2015, down 5% on year with some conservative players even forecasting the number to reach only 150 million units, down a double-digit percentage...

Samsung female employee proportion rises to 42% in 2014

Jun 26, 14:33

The proportion of female employees globally at Samsung Electronics reached 42% in 2014. For operations in South Korea, 27% of total employees are female while in operations abroad female employees account for 49%, according to various media reports from Korea.

Foxconn, Pegatron, Inventec listed among top-10 handset manufacturers, says IDC

Jun 25, 14:32

Taiwan-based Foxconn Electronics, Pegatron Technology and Inventec have been listed in the global top-10 handset manufacturers for the first quarter of 2015 by IDC. Other Taiwan-based makers including Compal Electronics, Arima Communications and Wistron were not in the top-10.

Sales from vendors in Southern Taiwan Science Park to grow in 2015

Jun 24, 15:35

The Southern Taiwan Science Park currently has 200 vendors with cumulative investments of NT$1.3 trillion (US$42.15 billion). Sales volume from the vendors totaled NT$640 billion in 2014 and are expected to climb to NT$740 billion in 2015.

Commentary: Taiwan notebook vendors, ODMs cautious about 2H15 outlook

Jun 24, 14:51

Taiwan-based notebook vendors and ODMs are guardedly optimistic about the prospects of the notebook market for the second half of 2015 and are pinning their hopes on the release of Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system.

Commentary: The gaming notebook industry heats up

Jun 23, 12:40

Competition in the gaming notebook segment is surely to become keener in the second half of 2015 as notebook brands including Acer, Asustek Computer, Dell, Gigabyte Technology and Micro-Star International (MSI) together are expected to launch at least 10 new 15- to 17-inch gaming notebooks in the fourth...

No clear business prospects for PC component suppliers until July, say sources

Jun 23, 12:25

Orders received this coming July will be crucial for the second half 2015 business prospects for Taiwan-based component makers in the notebook and PC industry supply chain, according to sources in the supply chain.

Commentary: What does rising China supply chain mean for Taiwan?

Jun 18, 15:35

As the China government continues to pour money into fostering local supply chains in terms of capacity and technology, Taiwan makers are starting to feel the heat, and as a result are calling on the Taiwan government to increase support locally and further structure policies geared toward helping...

Foxconn, Softbank to form robot joint venture, say reports

Jun 18, 12:06

Foxconn Electronics will team up with Japan-based Softbank to form a joint venture for manufacturing robot products, according to Japan-based Nikkei Asian Review.

Toshiba signs TV brand licensing agreement with Compal for Europe

Jun 17, 15:36

Toshiba has announced it has reached an agreement with Compal Electronics on a new business structure for TV brand licensing in Europe.

Pegatron distributes dividends of NT$4.10

Jun 16, 15:45

Pegatron Technology hosted an investor conference on June 16, announcing it will distribute dividends of NT$4.10 (US$0.13) for 2014. For 2015, company president and CEO Jason Chen expects information, communication and consumer electronics product lines to be Pegatron's main focuses and it will expand...

Wistron acquires own-brand tablet orders from Tesco in the UK, says paper

Newswatch - Jun 15, 15:42

The UK's largest channel retailer Tesco's second-generation own-brand tablet, the Hudl 2, featuring an 8-inch display and priced at GBP99 (US$154) has recently entered mass shipments with Taiwan-based Wistron acting as ODM, according to a Chinese-language Commercial Times report.

Pegatron chairman expects IT industry to see rising demand in 2H15

Jun 12, 11:52

Commenting on the IT industry's overall weaker performance in the first half, Pegatron Technology chairman TH Tung said the IT industry was slack during the first half, but many players have grown busy since early June in order to release new smartphones, tablets and notebooks, and he expects demand...

Quanta sees rising notebook shipments in May

Jun 10, 22:24

Quanta Computer's notebook shipments reached 3.4 million units in May, up 6.25% on month from 3.2 million units in April. Since Quanta's notebook shipments are estimated to grow 10% sequentially to reach 10.89 million units in the second quarter, the ODM is expected to ship 4.29 million notebooks in...

Hinge maker Syncmold reports flat performance for January-May

Jun 10, 22:17

Hinge/stand maker Syncmold Enterprise has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.78 billion (US$121.7 million) for the first five months of 2015, edging up 0.54% from a year earlier.

Foxconn revenues down 14% on month in May

Jun 10, 21:24

Foxconn Electronics has reported revenues of NT$301.6 billion (US$9.71 billion) for May, down 14.4% from the previous month but up 12.6% from a year earlier. For the first five months of 2015 revenues amounted to NT$1.668 trillion, increasing 15.4% on year.

Pegatron revenues rise on year in May

Stockwatch - Jun 10, 16:35

Pegatron has reported consolidated revenues of NT$70.573 billion (US$2.28 billion) for May 2015, representing a 9.62% drop on month and 7.11% increase on year.

Quanta revenues increase in May

Stockwatch - Jun 10, 16:32

Quanta Computer has reported consolidated revenues of NT$77.034 billion (US$2.49 billion) for May 2015, representing a 14.09% increase on month and 9.87% increase on year.

Compal ships 3.1 million notebooks, Inventec 1.3 million in May

Jun 10, 15:49

Notebook ODM Compal Electronics has announced consolidated revenues of NT$64.55 billion (US$2.09 billion) for May, up 4.72% on month, but down 5.08% on year and its notebook shipments for the month totaled 3.1 million units, up from 2.6 million units in April. Meanwhile, Inventec shipped 1.3 million...

Digitimes Research: Global top-5 notebook vendors and top-3 ODMs perform weaker than expected in May

Jun 9, 16:10

The global top-five notebook brand vendors together achieved an on-month shipment growth of 14%, but an on-year drop of 15%, while the top-three ODMs together had 5% on-month growth, but 9% on-year drop, all weaker than Digitimes Research's original forecast.

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