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Quanta 4Q17 revenues to benefit from new iMac Pro, says paper

Dec 14, 15:53

Apple began selling its new iMac Pro priced starting US$4,999 in several countries on December 14 and the orders are expected to greatly boost sales at its ODM, Quanta Computer, in the fourth quarter, according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News report.

Electronic component maker Sinbon actively developing intelligent products

Dec 14, 14:09

Electronic connector and cable assembly maker Sinbon Electronics, focusing on what it calls the "MAGIC" (medical health, automotive, green energy, industrial applications and communications) sectors in recent years, will move to upgrade its businesses toward the "iMAGIC+" direction by incorporating...

Notebook ODMs see rising shipments in November

Dec 12, 11:12

Taiwan-based notebook ODMs have announced their November shipments with Quanta Computer shipping 3.9 million units, up from 3.5 million in October. Quanta's notebook shipments reached 38.7 million in the period from January to November.

Notebook ODMs saw growing shipments in November

Pegatron reports decreased revenues for November

Dec 11, 17:41

Pegatron has reported consolidated revenues of NT$121.83 billion (US$4.06 billion) for November 2017, representing a 26.82% drop on month and 3.19% drop on year.

Foxconn November revenues hit record

Dec 11, 16:28

Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) has announced consolidated revenues of NT$569.6 billion (US$18.85 billion) for November, growing 17.33% on month and 18.5% on year to reach the highest-ever monthly level. Combined consolidated revenues for the first 11 months of 2017 were NT$4.03 trillion,...

Wistron November revenues up 20% on year

Dec 11, 15:06

Wistron has reported consolidated revenues of NT$89.121 billion (US$2.97 billion) for November 2017, representing a 0.74% drop on month and 20.23% increase on year.

Inventec revenues up almost 20% on year in November

Dec 11, 15:05

Inventec has reported consolidated revenues of NT$45.043 billion (US$1.5 billion) for November 2017, representing a 4.32% increase on month and 19.66% increase on year.

Acer sees revenue growth in November

Dec 8, 17:20

Acer has announced consolidated revenues of NT$23.61 billion (US$781.96 million) for November, representing a 5.13% increase on month and 3.89% increase on year.

Compal reports over 30% on-year growth in November revenues

Dec 8, 17:18

Compal Electronics has registered consolidated revenues of NT$93.9 billion (US$3.11 billion) for November, growing 8.95% on month and 32.6% on year.

Quanta showcases medical innovations at Taiwan Healthcare + Expo 2017

Dec 8, 15:44

Quanta Computer, together with its Taiwan distributor Leosys, is showcasing its QOCA brand remote healthcare, bedside care and cloud computing conference systems at Taiwan Healthcare + Expo 2017 in Taipei from December 7-10.

Quanta showcasing QOCA brand medical products

AI, IoT to greatly benefit Taiwan ICT sector, says TCA chair

Dec 7, 14:14

Taiwan information and communication technology (ICT) industry has no reason to show pessimism about its future prospect, as such new tech applications as AI (artificial intelligence), IoT (Internet of Things), and smart cities will be extended to all the industrial and commercial fields in the near...

TCA chairman Tung Tzu-hsien

Taiwan NARLabs inks LOI with Microsoft on AI collaborations

Dec 7, 13:54

The National Applied Research Laboratories (NARLabs) under Taiwan's Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) signed on December 6 a letter of intent (LOI) with Microsoft Taiwan to build strategic partnership in three areas of AI (artificial intelligence) development: big data technology, AI platform...

NARLabs, Microsoft ink AI cooperation pact

Taiwan aerospace sector urged to challenge annual output of NT$1 trillion

Dec 6, 15:53

Taiwan's aerospace industry must manage to have its annual production value break through the NT$1 trillion (US$33.28 billion) mark in the next decade if it wants to absorb substantial funds from investors, according to Ho Mei-yueh, a policy adviser to the president.

Vacuum coating specialist Pragon taps into China car market

Dec 6, 14:18

Following three years of harsh operations,Taiwan-based vacuum sputtering specialist Pragon Technologies is staging a comeback with significant momentum, as it has tapped into the huge China auto-wheel sputtering market while also regaining confidence from customers in the US auto market, according...

Pragon-processed car wheels

Computex orgainzers promote 2018 event in Vietnam, Thailand

Dec 5, 14:10

Organizers of Computex were in Vietnam and Thailand recently promoting the 2018 edition of the Taipei event, which will have a strong focus on artificial intelligence and Internet of Things (AIoT).

Smart city to develop fast amid AI, IoT applications, says expert

Dec 5, 12:13

The raging development of AI (artificial intelligence), IoT (Internet of Things) and cloud computing applications will bring drastic changes to human life, and smart cities, particularly, will see the fastest fermentation, with smart street lights to serve as the best carrier of smart transportation...

Tony An, CMO and COO of Lite-On Technology's Smart Life and Applications Unit

Brogent expects Q-Ride VR systems to be growth driver in 2018

Dec 4, 16:16

Taiwan leading motion-sensing equipment supplier Brogent Technologies has launched Q-Ride gaming device in the second half of 2017, which is paired with Acer's MR (mixed-reality) headset to zero in on the market for lower-range motion-sensing devices in Asia. The new gaming sets are expected to serve...

Roborock expanding production capacity for robot vacuum cleaners

Nov 30, 15:33

China-based Roborock, the maker of both Xiaomi Technology's Mi- and Roborock-branded robot vacuum cleaners, is ramping up its capacity by adding more molds into production lines, according to company founder and CEO Zhang Jin.

Hinge maker SZS diversifying product lines with higher MIM capacity

Nov 30, 13:51

With the notebook industry entering a plateau period, Taiwan's leading notebook hinge maker Shin Zu Shings (SZS) is aggressively expanding product lines to include hinges for auto parts, medical equipment and machine tools by utilizing its MIM (metal injection molding) capacity, and will build two...

Xiaomi, Baidu to jointly develop integrated IoT/AI ecosystem

Nov 29, 15:16

Xiaomi Technology has teamed up with Internet service provider Baidu to jointly develop an integrated IoT+AI ecosystem in China. The hardware-software integrated ecosystem will be established by leveraging Xiaomi's application scenarios, smart hardware devices, big data and Baidu's AI technology, mass...

Connected devices on Xiaomi IoT platform

Delta showcases IIoT solutions for smart manufacturing in Nuremberg

Nov 28, 15:51

Taiwan-based Delta Group, a supplier of power, thermal management and automation solutions, is showcasing its latest integrated solutions and framework for smart manufacturing at the SPS/IPC/Drives/Nuremberg 2017 (SPS 2017) exhibition in Germany.

Taiwan motherboard makers stop accepting low-margin desktop OEM orders

Nov 28, 12:32

Some Taiwan-based motherboard makers who provide desktop OEM/ODM services to brand PC vendors have decided to stop taking low-margin OEM orders, and instead have either reduced their desktop production lines or shifted more capacity to support production of IoT and AI devices, according to sources...

Commentary: China actively nurturing unicorns in Southeast Asia

Nov 27, 11:30

Statistics from US-based research body CB Insights show that non-US unicorn startups commanded a 50% share of total global unicorns as of the end of August 2017, sharply up from only 37% as of the end of 2014, indicating the US is no longer a dominant country in nurturing startups. It also suggests...

Taiwan October manufacturing production index up

Nov 24, 13:57

Taiwan recorded manufacturing production index (2011 as base year) of 113.87 for October 2017, increasing 0.33% sequentially and 3.10% on year, according to the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA).

Compal, Foxconn to benefit from smart speaker demand, says paper

Nov 21, 15:04

With Apple rescheduling the launch of its smart speaker HomePod from December to early 2018, Amazon's Echo series is expected to dominate the smart speaker market during the year-end holidays of 2017 and benefit the device manufacturers Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) and Compal Electronics,...

Digitimes Research: Worldwide tablet shipments to reach 128 million units in 2018

Nov 21, 14:28

Seeing all-screen smartphones continue eroding tablet demand, tablet vendors, to differentiate the two product lines, are turning aggressively to promote 10-inch and above models with consumer-friendly prices, hoping to trigger a replacement trend. Digitimes Research expects worldwide tablet shipments...

Acer digital signage products enter Japan market, says paper

Nov 20, 16:04

Acer has partnered with Japan-based software integration service provider SMedio to begin marketing its digital signage products in Japan's smart retailing market, according to a Chinese-language Commercial Times report.

More China entry-level VR, smartphone vendors to exit markets

Nov 20, 15:25

Almost half of China's brand vendors of entry-level to mid-range VR (virtual reality) devices and smartphones have been forced to quit the markets, as the price gaps of their products with higher-end models have narrowed significantly to undermine their competitiveness, according to industry sources...

Ledtech ramping up low-temperature LED lighting capacity

EIH reports impressive results for 3Q17

Nov 17, 16:15

Taiwan-based E Ink Holdings (EIH) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$4.79 billion (US$158.8 million) for the third quarter of 2017, surging 29.8% sequentially and 7.8% on year, with net profits of NT$1.17 billion or NT$1.04 per share, according to company sources.

Foxconn 3Q17 gross margin hits 18-quarter low

Nov 16, 16:03

EMS provider Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) has reported its third-quarter 2017 gross margin was 5.83%, the lowest quarterly level since second-quarter 2013. Its net profit for the quarter reached NT$21.029 billion (US$698.34 million).

Quanta gearing up investments for AI, AR, VR and big data

Nov 15, 17:36

Quanta Computer is expanding its investments in AI, AR, VR, wearable devices and big data solutions and expects to roll out more new products starting 2019, according to company chairman Barry Lam.

Quanta chairman Barry Lam (left)

Digitimes Research: Notebook market declines in October

Nov 15, 16:33

Four out of the top-5 notebook brands experienced on-year shipment declines in October mainly because of weak demand from the consumer sector. The vendors' refocusing their strategies onto boosting profitability from expanding shipment volumes also impacted negatively their shipment performances.

Digital transformation vital to survival of enterprises, says ITRI executive VP

Nov 15, 16:27

With the consumer-driven operation model gaining momentum, how to accelerate digital transformation to create new product values, optimize production process and efficiency, and achieve effective marketing effects has become crucial to securing the survival of enterprises, Liu Chun-ting, executive...

ITRI executive VP Liu Chun-ting

China market: HTC unveils standalone Vive Focus VR headset

Nov 15, 14:02

HTC has unveiled the Vive Focus, its all-in-one VR headset, at the Vive Developer Conference held in Beijing recently. The model features an AMOLED display, Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835 chip and a handheld controller to allow users six degrees of freedom (6DoF) as they explore virtual environments.

Combination of 5G, IoT applications to bring huge biz, says experts

Nov 14, 15:00

The combination of 5G mobile network and IoT (Internet of Things) technologies and applications will pose profound influences to the ICT industry and bring unimaginable business opportunities, as 5G applications will cover three major areas of enhanced mobile broadband (eMBB), LPWAN (low power wide...

The Shanghai forum attracts large audience

Synopsys extends help for Taiwan AI development

Nov 14, 14:21

Synopsys has signed a letter-of-intent (LOI) with a Taiwan government-run research lab to form a strategic partnership to help the country develop an artificial intelligence (AI) ecosystem.

Huawei announces OpenLab in Malaysia

Nov 14, 11:28

Huawei has announced the construction of a new OpenLab in Malaysia, which will serve as an open, flexible, and secure platform for joint innovation with local partners.

Advantech and 5 global firms to form Edgecross Consortium for Industry 4.0

Nov 14, 11:12

Intelligent systems supplier Advantech has partnered with Mitsubishi Electric, Omron, NEC, IBM Japan, and Oracle Japan to establish the Edgecross Consortium to overcome boundaries between companies and industries in order to realize collaboration between factory automation (FA) and IT. The objective...

Foxconn revenues rise 2.87% on year in October

Nov 13, 16:15

Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$485.458 billion (US$16.09 billion) for October 2017, representing a 7.63% increase on month and 2.87% increase on year.

Academia Sinica sets up Taiwan AI Academy

Nov 13, 14:24

Taiwan's Academic Sinica has newly inaugurated the Taiwan AI Academy as part of its efforts to help the industrial sectors nurture AI (artificial intelligence) talent and develop AI solutions, according to James C Liao, president of the country's top academic research body.

Ways to ease EU GDPR impacts: Q&A with Microsoft legal counsel Neal Suggs

Nov 13, 12:05

Following a two-year buffer period, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), enacted by the European Union in April 2016, will officially take effect on May 25, 2018. The GDPR, touted as the world's toughest-ever data protection act, will bring great challenges to enterprises, with violators...

Neal Suggs, Microsoft VP and legal counsel

Product marketability hinges more on user experience, says Dassault CEO

Nov 13, 10:59

The market catering to personalized and diverse demand hinges on user experience rather than product functionality, Bernard Charles, president and CEO of Dassault Systemes, has remarked at a company event in China.

Dassault Systemes CEO Bernard Charles

AI may reshape Taiwan role in global tech sector, says Google Taiwan chief

Nov 13, 10:40

As the world is moving into the AI First era from the Mobile First one, AI (artificial intelligence) development will be of great importance to Taiwan and likely to reshape its role in the global high-tech sector, Google Taiwan managing director LF Chien has said.

Google Taiwan managing director LF Chien

Quanta revenues up 48% on year in October

Nov 10, 17:51

Quanta Computer has reported consolidated revenues of NT$100.466 billion (US$3.33 billion) for October 2017, representing a 1.5% increase on month and 48.31% increase on year.

Pegatron 3Q17 earnings lower than expectations

Nov 10, 15:31

Pegatron has reported net profits of NT$3.639 billion (US$120.47 million) for the third quarter of 2017, up 5.9% on quarter but down 32.4% on year. The earnings were lower than market expectations. EPS for the quarter stood at NT$1.4.

Compal close to ink deal to sell Lienpal stake to Lenovo

Nov 10, 15:30

Compal Electronics is in the final stage of talks to sell its entire holdings in Lienpal (Hefei), a notebook manufacturing joint venture between Compal and Lenovo, to its China-based partner, according to company president Ray Chen.

Compal president Ray Chen

Compal 3Q17 net profits rise 7% on year

Nov 10, 11:08

Compal Electronics has reported its third-quarter consolidated revenues reached NT$231.61 billion (US$7.63 billion), up 8% sequentially and 10% on year, while net profits came to NT$2.32 billion, up 815% sequentially and 7% on year, with an EPS of NT$0.53.

Compal

Wistron revenues rise 36.81% in October

Nov 9, 16:13

Wistron has reported consolidated revenues of NT$89.79 billion (US$2.98 billion) for October 2017, representing a 12.37% increase on month and 36.81% increase on year.

Pegatron revenues increase in October

Nov 9, 16:13

Pegatron has reported consolidated revenues of NT$166.478 billion (US$5.52 billion) for October 2017, representing a 8.34% increase on month and 10.14% increase on year.

Inventec revenues rise 16.54% on year in October

Nov 9, 16:12

Inventec has reported consolidated revenues of NT$43.179 billion (US$1.43 billion) for October 2017, representing a 0.45% increase on month and 16.54% increase on year.

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