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Gigabyte reports revenues for September

Stockwatch - Oct 8, 16:29

Gigabyte Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$5.014 billion (US$153.85 million) for September 2015, representing a 10.62% increase on month and 36.04% increase on year.

Compal reports revenues for September

Stockwatch - Oct 8, 16:29

Compal Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$91.547 billion (US$2.81 billion) for September 2015, representing a 42.54% increase on month and 7.89% increase on year.

Pegatron reports revenues for September 2015

Stockwatch - Oct 8, 16:29

Pegatron has reported consolidated revenues of NT$166.083 billion (US$5.1 billion) for September 2015, representing a 119.17% increase on month and 55.2% increase on year.

Wistron reports revenues for September 2015

Stockwatch - Oct 8, 16:29

Wistron has reported consolidated revenues of NT$60.773 billion (US$1.86 billion) for September 2015, representing a 29.19% increase on month and 1.1% drop on year.

Compal to establish healthcare business unit in 2016

Oct 8, 15:12

Following its partnership with Taiwan's Chang Gung University on the development of smart garments and healthcare cloud services, and the establishment of a healthcare R&D center, Compal Electronics is planning to establish a business unit specifically focusing on handling healthcare technology...

TAITRONIC 2015 opens in Taipei, Taiwan

Oct 8, 10:02

The Taipei International Electronics Show (TAITRONIC) 2015, an annual exhibition of electronic components, is taking place during October 6-9, with nearly 600 exhibitors setting up 1,120 booths and an expected 45,000 local and international buyers, according to the organizer, the government-sponsored...

Inventec enjoys revenue growth in September

Oct 7, 22:14

Inventec has announced consolidated revenues of NT$40.5 billion (US$1.25 billion) for September, up 23.85% on month and 10.15% on year, thanks to growths in all three major product lines: notebooks, handheld devices and servers. Combined consolidated revenues for the first three quarters of 2015 were...

Compal begins mass production of smartphones in Vietnam, says paper

Newswatch - Oct 6, 16:10

Compal Electronics' plants in Vietnam have started mass production in small volumes and currently have about 100-200 workers. Compal aims to recruit a total of 2,000, according to a Chinese-language Apple Daily report.

Inventec expects revenues to surpass US$20 billion in 2017

Oct 6, 15:46

Inventec chairman Richard Lee has pointed out that the company's revenues will surpass US$20 billion by 2017 and revenues in 2015 are expected to stay flat or drop slightly from 2014's NT$435.6 billion (US$13.4 billion).

Inventec optimistic about new orders from big client

Oct 6, 14:51

Inventec chairman Richard Lee has commented that a big client (understood to be Xiaomi) is currently developing new products, and Inventec is optimistic about related orders. Xiaomi is currently the largest smartphone client of Inventec and the ODM supplies over 50% of Xiaomi's smartphone shipments.

Digitimes Research: Difference between Apple Watch and Android Wear devices narrowed

Oct 5, 22:39

The difference between Apple Watch and Android Wear-based devices has been narrowed as the latest updates of the Apple Watch have only made some modifications on outer design but failed to address its weakness related to firmware and cloud computing capability, according to Digitimes Research.

ECS reports revenue growth for September 2015

Stockwatch - Oct 5, 22:01

Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$5.66 billion (US$174.11 million) for September 2015, representing a 39.06% increase on month and 48.08% increase on year.

Inventec takes 90% stake in all-in-one PC maker TPV-Inventa

Oct 2, 11:24

Inventec has increased its investment in TPV-Inventa, raising its stake to 90% in the all-in-one PC manufacturing joint venture with TPV.

Digitimes Research: Startup UPQ, Sony, Kyocera highlights of Japan portable CE market in 3Q15

Oct 1, 15:59

Japan's portable consumer electronics market in the third quarter of 2015 was highlighted by the rise of innovative startup UPQ, Sony's introduction of H.ear headsets, and Kyocera's stepping into the wearable device market for healthcare applications, according to Digitimes Research.

Metal recycling firm JYD receives investment from Mitsui

Oct 1, 14:16

Taiwan-based precious metal recycling firm Jin Yeeh Ding (JYD) Enterprise has recently started a private fund raiser and attracted Japan-based mining and smelting firm Mitsui Kinzoku to invest NT$323 million (US$9.8 million) to acquire a 19.84% stake at a price of NT$17.17 per share.

Pegatron lands OEM orders for Asustek gaming notebook

Sep 30, 14:57

Pegatron Technology has obtained orders for Asustek Computer's gaming notebooks including the GX700 flagship model featuring GTX980 graphics card, a 17-inch Ultra HD panel and water-cooling, according to Taiwan-based supply chain makers.

Taiwan drone regulations pending parliament approval

Sep 25, 15:35

The Taiwan government has passed draft amendments to the Civil Aviation Act to regulate drones, pending parliamentary approval. Local governments will be responsible for regulating drones up to 15kg and those above the weight level will be governed by the Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA).

Foxconn invests in China-based LifeSmart

Sep 25, 11:28

Foxconn Electronics has committed equity investment in China-based LifeSmart, an Internet-based smart home device vendor, by participating in a capital increase project initiated by LifeSmart, according to industry sources.

Pegatron expands investments in chassis manufacturing subsidiary in China

Stockwatch - Sep 24, 15:46

Pegatron Technology has increased investments in its chassis manufacturing subsidiary in China under Casetek Holdings via its three investment subsidiaries. The investment totals US$151.83 million, according to a company filing with the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE).

Xiaomi fast expanding ecosystem raises concerns, say sources

Sep 24, 09:59

Xiaomi Technology has extended its product lines from mobile devices to include tablets, TVs, STBs, headsets, smart bracelets and financial products, a move which has raised concerns of a chain reaction that could eventually lead to chaos for Xiaomi, according to industry sources.

Foxconn looking to purchase Sharp LCD business, say reports

Sep 22, 16:23

Foxconn Electronics is looking to buy Sharp's LCD business and is also looking to seek funding from Apple to make the move, according to media report in Japan.

Several notebook vendors may not finish RFQ for 2016 orders until 4Q15

Sep 22, 12:46

Despite the fact that notebook brand vendors usually finish their request for quotation (RFQ) for notebook orders for next year before September, several vendors are currently still in the RFQ process for their 2016 notebook orders and may not finalize them until late October or November as Intel has...

Taiwan unveils draft regulations for drones

Sep 17, 15:07

Taiwan's Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA) has unveiled draft regulations governing the flying of drones, dividing them into four categories based on weight and purposes.

SPIL finds more reasons to partner with Foxconn, says Lin

Sep 17, 11:19

Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL) believes that its vertical alliance with Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) will generate better outcomes than a horizontal alliance between it and Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE), according to SPIL chairman Bough Lin.

The chairmen of Foxconn and SPIL present

XYZprinting to launch 3D food printer

Sep 16, 12:34

XYZprinting has unveiled a SLA (stereo lithography appearance) 3D food printer which can form food materials into chocolates, crackers, pizzas and other types of food and will launch the model as soon as the end of 2015, according to the company.

Foxconn, SPIL to complete share exchange on December 1

Sep 16, 12:16

Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) and Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL) are scheduled to hold a press conference on September 16 to announce that the pair has entered into a strategic alliance and share exchange agreement to finalize their partnership, according to a statement...

Notebook players believe September shipments will decide 4Q15 performance

Sep 14, 21:39

Notebook ODMs have mostly seen their August revenues performing better than expected, but are rather cautious about their September shipment performance as it is a key indicator for whether they are able to continue enjoying strong growth in the fourth quarter, according to sources from the upstream...

Foxconn August revenues up on year

Sep 11, 15:07

Foxconn Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$292.92 billion (US$9.01 billion) for August, falling 6.17% on month but rising 6.48% on year, and NT$2.59 trillion for January-August, growing 12.81% on year.

Pegatron August revenues increase

Sep 11, 12:09

Pegatron Technology on September 10 reported consolidated revenues of NT$75.78 billion (US$2.33 billion) for August, rising 13.41% on month and 16.4% on year, and NT$635.21 billion for January-August, growing 13.27% on year.

Quanta reports increased revenues for August

Stockwatch - Sep 10, 16:00

Quanta Computer has reported consolidated revenues of NT$90.928 billion (US$2.79 billion) for August 2015, representing a 8.71% increase on month and 11.91% increase on year.

Compal sees on-month growth in August revenues; notebook shipments reach 3.2 million units

Sep 10, 15:13

Compal Electronics has announced consolidated revenues of NT$64.23 billion (US$1.97 billion) for August, representing a 6.82% increase on month, but an 11.28% drop on year. The company has totaled NT$521.52 billion in year-to-date revenues, up 1.38% compared with the same time in 2014.

China August export, import values down on year

Sep 9, 14:16

China recorded export value of CNY1.20 trillion (US$189 billion) and import value of CNY836.1 billion in August, respectively decreasing 6.1% and 14.3% on year, according to statistics released by China's General Administration of Customs on September 8.

Hinge maker Syncmold looks to strong sales in 3Q15

Sep 9, 14:00

Hinge/stand maker Syncmold Enterprise expects its sales to grow 10% sequentially in the third quarter of 2015 from the NT$2.352 billion (US$72.17 million) a quarter earlier, buoyed by demand for hinge and stand products from the AIO PC and LCD TV sectors.

Advantech reports flat performance for August

Newswatch - Sep 8, 21:49

IPC supplier Advantech has reported revenues of NT$3.096 billion (US$94.48 million) for August, down 2.27% sequentially but up 7.82% on year.

Wistron reports revenues for August 2015

Stockwatch - Sep 8, 19:49

Wistron has reported consolidated revenues of NT$47.041 billion (US$1.44 billion) for August 2015, representing a 4.97% increase on month but a 2.02% drop on year.

Digitimes Research: Top notebook vendors and ODMs see over 10% on-month shipment growth in August

Sep 8, 14:06

The global top-5 Wintel notebook brand vendors' combined shipments grew 17% on month in August, but compared to the same month a year ago, the volume was down 14%. Meanwhile the top-3 ODMs' combined volume was up 13% on month, but down 17% on year. Their on-month growths were mainly driven by the retailers'...

Foxconn to step up cooperation with SK Group

Newswatch - Sep 3, 10:08

Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) is expected to expand its cooperation with Korea's SK Group to include semiconductors, telecom services and energy, in addition to current cooperation focusing on IT services and ODM handset production, according to industry sources.

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...

Taiwan key economic indicator continues to signal slow growth

Aug 31, 10:31

Taiwan's economic conditions remain soft, affected by weak international economies, the National Development Council (NDC) has said, citing its latest survey on the outlook of the local economy.

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...

Medical applications leading advancement in 3D printing, says Gartner

Aug 27, 15:30

3D printing (3DP) technology has progressed rapidly in recent years, and medical applications are leading to some of the most significant deployments of 3DP technology, according to Gartner.

Inventec plans to set up factory in Indonesia or Philippines

Aug 27, 11:18

Notebook ODM Inventec, in line with clients' move to tap the ASEAN market, plans to set up a factory in Indonesia or the Philippines in 2016, according to company chairman Richard Lee.

Global service robot market to grow 20-30% annually

Aug 27, 10:56

The market value of service robots globally is expected to grow 20-30% on year, growing from US$8.5 billion in 2015 to over US$20 billion in 2020, according to an industry estimate.

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.

BenQ to showcase industrial 4.0 solutions at international automation exhibition

Aug 24, 21:54

Display product vendor BenQ will showcase industrial 4.0 solutions mainly consisting of intelligent carrying, warehousing and manufacturing at the Taipei International Industrial Automation Exhibition to take place during August 26-29, according to the company.

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.

Min Ark CFO Meng Ching-yu

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...

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