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  • Taiwan makers promoting PERC polycrystalline solar cells

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  • Hans von Mangoldt Taiwan establishing new plants in Taiwan

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  • Samsung to invest in Wuxi, China for polarizer factory

    Before Going to Press | 2h 12min ago

  • CES Asia: Haier to partner with Intel for wireless charging technology

    Before Going to Press | 2h 12min ago

  • Zhen Ding and Flexium to see strong 2015 EPS thanks to iPhone orders

    Before Going to Press | 2h 57min ago

  • Merry Electronics needs a step to become iPhone supply chain maker

    Before Going to Press | 2h 58min ago

  • Foxconn, Pegatron not to be replaced for OEM production of iPhone, say Taiwan makers

    Before Going to Press | 2h 59min ago

  • Apple said to shift battery orders for next-generation iPhone away from Simplo

    Before Going to Press | 2h 59min ago

  • China market: Smartisan to launch 5.5-inch smartphone

    Before Going to Press | 3h 56min ago

  • Samsung expected to lead in Ultra HD TV sales in Taiwan during 2015

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  • Taiwan LCD driver IC firms eyeing orders from Apple, Samsung

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  • Computex 2015: Smart living gaining attention from vendors

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Intel, Rockchip jointly promoting SoFIA 3G-R SoCs in China

May 22, 15:16

Intel and China-based Rockchip Electronics have recently stepped up their joint efforts to promote the quad-core SoFIA 3G-R (C3230RK) SoC solutions to the white-box tablet sector in China, aiming to squeeze more market share out from rival suppliers including MediaTek, Allwinner Technology, and Spreadtrum...

Xintec profits soar in 1Q15

Stockwatch - May 21, 21:23

Taiwan's Xintec, an affiliate of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) specializing in packaging services for CMOS image sensors as well as MEMS and fingerprint sensors, saw its profits soar almost 300% from a year earlier in the first quarter of 2015.

Digitimes Research: Softbank to penetrate into robot market

May 21, 14:03

Japan-based Softbank will continue to foray into the robot market in Japan after launching the household robot 'Pepper' and business robot 'Asra C1', according to Digitimes Research.

TSMC to manufacture fingerprint sensors for next iPhone

May 20, 20:56

TSMC will reportedly manufacture fingerprint sensors for use in the next-generation iPhone series at its 12-inch wafer fabs using 65nm process technology, according to industry sources.

Foxconn and Pegatron to see weak 2Q15, but strong 2H15

May 20, 14:49

Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) and Pegatron Technology both had strong financial performances in the first quarter, but results are expected to turn weak in the second quarter and then return growth in the second half with new devices.

PCB maker Compeq sees improved profits in 1Q15

Newswatch - May 18, 10:57

PCB maker Compeq Manufacturing has reported net profits of NT$453 million (US$14.89 million) for the first quarter of 2015, increasing 35.6% from a year earlier.

Foxconn Technology reports strong on-year earnings growth for 1Q15

Stockwatch - May 15, 16:22

Foxconn Technology has reported net profits of NT$2.96 billion (US$97.03 million) for the first quarter of 2015, down 41% sequentially but up 781% on year.

Quanta clarifies Apple Watch yield rate rumor

May 15, 15:46

Commenting on rumors that the Apple Watch has a poor yield rate, and that Apple is considering outsourcing related orders to other manufacturers and has even asked employees of Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) to assist Quanta Computer to assemble the device, Quanta vice chairman CC...

Wistron sees net profits in 1Q15 double from year ago

May 15, 15:40

Wistron's board of directors has passed the company's first-quarter financial report with consolidated revenues of NT$15.07 billion (US$495.65 million), operating profits of NT$817 million, net profits of NT$723 million and EPS of NT$0.30 and the company will distribute dividends of NT$1.50 with NT$1.20...

Fire at Inventec warehouse not affecting operations

Stockwatch - May 13, 21:37

Inventec's headquarters warehouse in Taipei, Taiwan was struck by a fire on May 12, but no damage occurred to personnel or property. The fire will not affect the company's operations, according to an Inventec posting on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE).

Wistron ships 1.4 million notebooks in April

May 12, 22:08

Wistron has announced it shipped 1.4 million notebooks, 900,000 smart handheld devices, 600,000 LCD monitors, 1.1 million desktops, 500,000 LCD TVs and 160,000 servers in April 2015.

Quanta Computer reports revenues for April 2015

Stockwatch - May 11, 21:55

Quanta Computer has reported consolidated revenues of NT$67.52 billion (US$2.2 billion) for April 2015, representing a 15.65% drop on month and 6.98% drop on year.

Foxconn Technology reports increased revenues for April

Stockwatch - May 11, 16:27

Foxconn Technology Corporation has reported consolidated revenues of NT$10.239 billion (US$333.21 million)for April 2015, representing a 30.94% increase on month and 149.89% increase on year.

Commentary: Acer, Asustek dive into smartphones, wearable devices may not bear fruit

May 8, 13:52

Acer and Asustek Computer have both stepped up efforts to promote sales of smartphones and wearable devices such as smartwatches and bracelets as a means to boost revenues for 2015. But it remains to be seen if these devices will help the vendors make up the earnings shortfall caused by sluggish PC...

Taiwan notebook shipments down 16% sequentially in 1Q15, says MIC

Newswatch - Apr 24, 16:12

Taiwan makers shipped about 31.62 million notebooks in the first quarter of 2015, decreasing 16% from a quarter earlier, the government-backed MIC (Market Intelligence and Consulting Institute) has estimated.

Acer showcases range of new products in New York

Apr 24, 15:40

Acer has unveiled more than 40 new products, including smart bracelets, smartphones, tablets, PCs, projectors and cloud application products at a product presentation held in New York recently.

Acer CEO Jason Chen

MediaTek responds to patent infringement case brought by Synaptics against its China-based affiliate

Stockwatch - Apr 24, 14:58

The recent patent infringement case brought by Synaptics against Goodix Technology in the US will not affect MediaTek's overall operations, according to the Taiwan-based IC design house. MediaTek declined to comment further on the case.

Smartphone and tablet AP markets rise in 2014, says Strategy Analytics

Apr 24, 14:39

The global smartphone applications processor (AP) market registered a robust 21% increase in 2014, while the tablet AP sector grew 18%, according to recent reports from Strategy Analytics.

Brogent Technologies looks to gross margin of 55%

Stockwatch - Apr 24, 14:00

Brogent Technologies, a provider of motion-based simulation systems and mobile multimedia software solutions, aims to increase gross margins from 51.45% in 2014 to 52% in 2015 and further to 55% eventually, the company announced at an April 23 investors conference.

Apple expected to adjust orders to upstream partners to maintain profits and reduce risks

Apr 20, 15:57

Apple is expected to adjust orders to its upstream partners for iPhone 6 and Apple Watch components in the third quarter to minimize the risk of putting all its eggs in one basket as well as maintain gross margins, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.

BOE signs US$2.36 million agreement with South Korea equipment provider DE&T, says report

Apr 16, 21:55

China panel maker BOE has signed a US$2.36 million agreement with South Korea equipment provider DE&T to purchase testing equipment, according to Korea-based newspaper ZDNet Korea.

Digitimes Research: Global notebook shipments see over 19% sequential drop in 1Q15

Apr 16, 15:22

Global notebook shipments not including detachable models reached less than 38 million units in the first quarter of 2015, down 4.7% on year and 19.4% sequentially, according to Digitimes Research's latest report about notebooks. The shipment drop was due to seasonality plus inventory left over from...

Acer March revenues down over 19% on year

Stockwatch - Apr 13, 10:53

Acer has reported consolidated revenues of NT$24.744 billion (US$792 million) for March 2015, representing a 19.86% increase on month, but decreasing 19.64% on year.

Foxconn 1Q15 revenues surpass NT$1 trillion mark

Stockwatch - Apr 13, 10:41

Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) has reported revenues of NT$338.29 billion (US$10.83 billion) for March, up 20.8% on month and 9.9% on year.

Quanta Computer reports over 45% on-month increase in revenues for March 2015

Stockwatch - Apr 10, 16:07

Quanta Computer has reported consolidated revenues of NT$80.051 billion (US$2.56 billion) for March 2015, representing a 45.51% increase on month and 7.49% increase on year.

Compal reports increased March 2015 performance

Stockwatch - Apr 9, 22:05

Compal Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$74.956 billion (US$2.4 billion) for March 2015, representing a 37.26% increase on month and 10.91% increase on year.

Wistron, Inventec see revenues grow on month in March

Apr 9, 11:57

Wistron has announced consolidated revenues of NT$56.4 billion (US$1.81 billion) for March, up 25.61% on month and 10.22% on year, while fellow maker Inventec saw its revenues in the month grow 31.89% on month, but drop 17.03% on year to reach NT$33.8 billion.

Automated equipment component makers brace for strong sales in 2015

Apr 9, 10:52

Taiwan-based automated equipment component suppliers, including TBI Motion Technology, Chieftek Precision and Hiwin Technologies, are expected to keep their sales momentum in 2015 thanks to rising demand for automated equipment, according to industry sources.

Lite-On Technology sees revenues stay flat on year in March

Apr 8, 21:50

Lite-On Technology has reported revenues of NT$18.19 billion (US$585.73 million) for March, up 26% sequentially and unchanged from a year earlier. Revenues for the first quarter of 2015 totaled NT$51.55 billion, or at the same level of a year ago.

Commentary: ECS announces controversial high dividend plans

Apr 8, 15:28

Motherboard maker Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) caught the headlines recently due plans to distribute a cash dividend much higher than what it earned in 2014.

Global trends in electric vehicles

Apr 8, 11:55

Electric vehicles have been developing rapidly from the original hybrids, to parallel/serial and plug-in hybrids through the optimization of power drive designs. Since then, the industry has been able to develop all-electric models as the electronic and drive control technologies matured. All-electric...

Integrating upstream and downstream to build a comprehensive IoV structure

Apr 8, 11:50

Internet of Vehicles (IoV) is a subsection of the Internet of Things (IoT) that has been developing quite comprehensively, starting with telematics and progressing as new key technologies become mature.

Taiwan ICT industry looks to find new niches in automotive electronics market

Apr 8, 11:39

AutoTronics Taipei is underway and will run from April 8-11 2015 at the TWTC Hall 1 and Nangang Exhibition Hall, offering a professional platform for vendors to showcase an array of diversified products that will appeal to both Taiwan and international buyers, while also providing Taiwan makers of...

IDF Shenzhen 2015: Intel to show R&D progress and partnerships in China

Apr 7, 13:49

Intel will host its spring Intel Developer Forum (IDF) in Shenzhen, China from April 8-9 with keynotes from company CEO Brian Krzanich, announcements on the company's latest R&D progress, lineup and partnerships in China and covering fields including PCs, handsets, tablets, servers and Internet...

Clevo partners with Hyatt to establish hotels in China

Apr 1, 21:36

In addition to shopping malls, Clevo is also entering the hotel business and is cooperating with Hyatt to establish hotels on the top floors of its Buynow shopping mall buildings in China in 2015.

Foxconn automated lines in eastern China increase production value, says report

Apr 1, 16:05

Foxconn Electronics has introduced robots to automated production lines at its factory in Kunshan, eastern China, reducing labor from 80,000 workers to 40,000 and doubling its production value, according to a Chinese-language Xinhuanet report.

Quanta sees growth of 5.2% in 2014 revenues

Mar 31, 15:54

Quanta Computer has reported 2014 revenues of NT$926.32 billion (US$29.6 billion), up 5.2% from a year ago and EPS of NT$4.90, up from NT$4.84 in 2013. However, in the fourth quarter, despite a growth in gross margins from 4.5% in the third quarter to 4.57%, the company's operating profit margins were...

Foxconn nets NT$8.85 per share for 2014

Mar 31, 14:29

Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) on March 30 published its 2014 financial report, with consolidated revenues for 2014 hitting NT$4.213 trillion (US$133 billion), up 6.6% on year, gross margin reaching 6.93%, up 0.49pp, net operating profit totaling NT$143.191 billion, up 30.99%, net...

Taiwan market: Gogoro to launch Smartscooter in summer 2015

Mar 31, 11:30

Taiwan-based Gogoro has unveiled Smartscooter, an electric scooter developed and produced in house, for launch in the Taiwan market in the summer 2015, according to company CEO Horace Luke.

Gogoro Smartscooter

Toshiba in talks to sell large stake of Egypt-based TV manufacturing facilities, says report

Mar 30, 23:09

Toshiba is reportedly in talks to sell off 40% of its 51% stake in TV manufacturing facilities in Egypt to local home electronics company El Araby in a deal that is expected to bring in Toshiba several hundred million Japanese Yen, according to a report from Japan-based SankeiBiz.

Kinpo Electronics expanding capacity at factory in Philippines, says paper

Newswatch - Mar 30, 11:29

Taiwa-based ODM Kinpo Electronics will investment US$30 million to expand production capacity at its subsidiary Kinpo Electronics (Philippines), according to Chinese-language newspaper Commercial Times (CT).

Commentary: Automated production lines a priority for ODMs

Mar 27, 14:26

Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) has signed contracts with Korea-based SK C&C to establish a joint venture and apply SK C&C's IT services to Foxconn's automated production lines in China. The partnership showed that automated production lines have gradually become important...

Apple rumored entry-level iPhone 6C to be made by Wistron

Mar 26, 15:05

Apple is reportedly planning to unveil a new range of iPhones in the second half, and among the new smartphones, the 4-inch entry-level iPhone 6C is expected to be manufactured by Wistron, according to sources from the upstream supply chain. However, the ODM declined to comment on clients or orders.

Apple to release 3 iPhone models in 2H15

Mar 25, 21:51

Apple will release three different iPhones in the second half of 2015, the iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus and a 4-inch device currently being referred to as iPhone 6C, according to industry sources.

Foxconn considering setting up TV production lines in India to cope with demand from Sony

Mar 25, 12:26

Foxconn Electronics reportedly plans to set up production lines for LCD TVs in India in order to cope with demand from Sony, according to industry sources.

Pegatron reports net profits of NT$14.66 billion for 2014

Mar 24, 12:34

Pegatron Technology has announced net profits of NT$14.66 billion (US$463.48 million) for 2014 or EPS of NT$6.24 thanks to strong orders from Apple. Pegatron CEO Jason Cheng pointed out that the company had high utilization rate in both the third and the fourth quarters of 2014, but the percentage...

Xiaomi seeking to set up India production plant jointly with Foxconn, Inventec

Mar 16, 16:05

Xiaomi Technology is currently in talks with its Taiwan-based production partners Foxconn Electronics and Inventec for the possibility of jointly setting up a smartphone plant in India, according to Xiaomi's co-founder and president Lin Bin.

Xiaomi to strengthen cooperation with Taiwan handset supply chain

Mar 16, 14:55

Xiaomi Technology looks to further expand its cooperation with Taiwan-based makers in the handset supply chain as it continues to ramp up its shipment volume, according to company co-founder and president Lin Bin.

Xiaomi co-founder and president Lin Bin

Foxconn February revenues down nearly 30% sequentially

Mar 11, 16:07

Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$280.02 billion (US$8.89 billion) for February, slipping 29.28% on month but growing 7.44% on year, and NT$676.03 billion for January-February, rising 17.53% on year.

Pegatron February revenues up on year

Mar 11, 15:30

Pegatron Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$69.28 billion (US$2.2 billion) for February, decreasing 41.31% on month but increasing 18.51% on year, and NT$187.33 billion for January-February, rising 24.9% on year.

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