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  • Taiwan market: Huawei Device to launch 7-inch tablet

    Before Going to Press | 9h 46min ago

  • Several first-tier China PV makers to sell solar production lines, say Taiwan makers

    Before Going to Press | 10h 42min ago

  • XMC to be China memory base, says DRAMeXchange

    Before Going to Press | 10h 53min ago

  • Dassault Systemes expanding clients in Taiwan

    Before Going to Press | 11h 5min ago

  • Taiwan market: TWM, FET extend deadlines for below NT$1,000 4G pricing for a month

    Before Going to Press | 11h 18min ago

  • China market: Huawei launches Honor 7

    Before Going to Press | 11h 31min ago

  • Acer opens BYOC experience center in Taiwan

    Before Going to Press | 11h 31min ago

  • Acer sees little impact from Greece debt crisis

    Before Going to Press | 11h 35min ago

  • Acer plans to recruit 1,000 experts for BYOC business in a year

    Before Going to Press | 11h 45min ago

  • IBM and BOE sign agreement to develop health management platform

    Before Going to Press | 12h ago

  • Samsung to ramp up shipments of OLED panels, DRAM and, flash chips

    Before Going to Press | 12h 2min ago

  • Taiwan IC design houses looking for more orders from China handset vendors

    Before Going to Press | Jun 30, 19:31

  • Taiwan makers hold advantage for wearable PMOLED orders

    Before Going to Press | Jun 30, 19:31

  • Taiwan market: Projector market at less than 20,000 units in 1Q15

    Before Going to Press | Jun 30, 19:31

  • Wei Chi Energy, APPSRC cooperate to develop hybrid battery system for electric vehicles

    Before Going to Press | Jun 30, 19:30

  • Tainergy Tech obtains solar cell orders with shipments scheduled through August

    Before Going to Press | Jun 30, 19:28

  • Stagnant demand for tablets to continue in 2H15, say Taiwan makers

    Before Going to Press | Jun 30, 19:27

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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.

Delta Electronics May revenues almost flat on year

Stockwatch - Jun 9, 15:54

Delta Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$16.164 billion (US$519.33 million) for May 2015, representing a 4.17% increase on month and 0.45% drop on year.

Inventec revenues down in May

Stockwatch - Jun 9, 15:53

Inventec has reported consolidated revenues of NT$28.455 billion (US$914.22 million) for May 2015, representing a 8.31% drop on month and 18.1% drop on year.

Gigabyte revenues rise in May

Stockwatch - Jun 9, 15:53

Gigabyte Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.848 billion (US$123.63 million) for May 2015, representing a 1.2% increase on month and 4.41% increase on year.

Robot maker Hiwin reports strong sales for May

Newswatch - Jun 9, 15:09

Hiwin Technologies saw its revenues soar 4.9% on month and 24% on year to NT$1.464 billion (US$46.93 million) in May 2015.

Wistron sees notebook shipments decline in May; expects sequential drop in 2Q15 shipments

Jun 8, 21:57

Wistron shipped 1.3 million notebooks in May, down 7.14% from 1.4 million units in April and the company currently expects the volume in the second quarter to suffer a sequential decline, down from original expectations of 0-5% growth.

ECS posts gains in May revenues

Stockwatch - Jun 8, 16:20

Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$5.268 billion (US$169.39 million)for May 2015, representing a 89.76% increase on month and 6.31% increase on year.

Foxlink May revenues up on year

Stockwatch - Jun 8, 16:16

Foxlink has reported consolidated revenues of NT$6.224 billion (US$200.14 million) for May 2015, representing a 20.23% drop on month and 6.48% increase on year.

Wistron revenues rise on year in May

Stockwatch - Jun 8, 16:10

Wistron has reported consolidated revenues of NT$44.879 billion (US$1.44 billion) for May 2015, representing a 4.5% drop on month and 2.39% increase on year.

Garmin sales riding high on sports smart wearable devices

Jun 4, 14:44

Despite the dwindling PND market, Garmin has seen its revenues and profits grow steadily, buoyed by rising sales of sports-related wearable devices, according to the company's Asia Pacific sales & marketing director, Tony An.

Mitac to ship IoV devices to US- and Japan-based automakers

Newswatch - Jun 4, 11:06

Mitac International's development of Internet of vehicles (IoV) systems will begin to bear fruit in 2015 with related products likely to find their ways into the supply chains of US- and Japan-based automakers. The sales are expected to boost the business unit's revenues from tens of million in 2015...

Billy Ho, Mitac president expects strong revenues from the IoV business in 2016

TCA chairman optimistic about Taiwan ICT industries despite challenges

Jun 3, 11:59

Computex has evolved into one of the biggest and most important ICT trade shows in the world since its first edition was launched 35 years ago. Computex 2015, which boasts a record number of more than 5,000 exhibition booths, is expected to remain as a robust platform where vendors showcase their new...

TH Tung, chairman of Taipei Computer Association

Motherboard players fire up for mini PC market

Jun 3, 11:54

With demand for PCs staying low, Intel has been aggressively pushing mini PC products, hoping to stop desktop sales from declining. Gigabyte Technology and Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS), both of which were early adopters of Intel's Next Unit of Computing (NUC) platform, have seen better-than-expected...

IoT just keeps coming and coming, but what about power?

Jun 3, 11:53

In 2012, Germany initialed the "Industry 4.0" plan at the Hannover Messe, whose purpose is to drive the Internet of Things (IoT). Its goal is to facilitate automated production and well as IT-supported production under the M2M framework, and to allow the production model to transform from...

PoE systems, which integrate Ethernet communications and the supply of power

Global sales of non-smartphone cellular-embedded devices to exceed 112 million units in 2015, says Gartner

Newswatch - Jun 2, 15:09

Global sales of non-smartphone cellular-enabled devices (mobile PCs, tablets and mobile hot spot devices) will reach over 112 million units in 2015, up 5.6% from a year earlier, Gartner has estimated.

Welcome to the Computex of Things

Jun 1, 19:36

Computex Taipei, the largest ICT trade show in Asia and the second largest in the world, will begin its 35th year today, attracting over 130,000 visitors, including 38,000 international visitors. While Computex will feature more than 1,700 exhibitors and more than 5,000 booths, this year the show will...

China market: Foxconn launches smart electric car rental service

May 29, 17:04

The Foxconn Group has begun offering an hourly-based electric car rental service in a number of major cities in China, including Beijing, Hanzhou and Changzhou, and will extend the service to other cities shortly, according to the company.

Foxconn to build supply chain financial service system

May 28, 15:49

Foxconn Electronics plans to build up a financial service system for the industrial supply chain, offering loans and real time information to suppliers within the system, according to company chairman Terry Gou.

Foxconn chairman Terry Gou

Foxconn to continue expanding Big Data center in Guizhou

May 27, 15:57

Foxconn Electronics will continue to expand the Big Data center it built in Guizhou, China in order to accelerate its development of Industry 4.0 and smart products, according to company chairman Terry Gou.

Terry Gou at Foxconn Big Data center in Guizhou, China

Taiwan ODMs to snap up all orders for next generation iPhone, say sources

May 27, 11:32

Taiwan-based handset ODMs will continue to snap up all orders for production of next generation iPhone devices despite recent market rumors indicating that Apple plans to add a China-based ODM to its iPhone production partner list, according to sources at Taiwan's handset supply chain.

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...

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