Nvidia to host GTC Taipei starting September 21
Sep 20, 14:19
Nvidia's GPU Technology Conference (GTC) in Taipei will begin on September 21 and company CEO Jen-Hsun Huang is expected to make a keynote about the company's development progresses on artificial intelligence (AI), deep learning and its automatic driving platform. Nvidia will showcase its latest GPU...
Welltend acquires orders for Xbox cables, says paper
Newswatch - Sep 19, 22:35
Taiwan-based cable and connector maker Welltend has received orders for Microsoft's Xbox gaming console, which increased the company's revenues in August by 3.55% on month and 28.4% on year to NT$174 million (US$5.48 million), according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) report...
Foxconn to raise US$1 billion through EMTN issues
Newswatch - Sep 19, 11:01
Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision) plans to raise a total of US$1 billion through two tranches of corporate bond issues, according to a company statement filed with the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE).
Notebook, IT product vendor Clevo sees improved sales in August
Newswatch - Sep 13, 21:25
Clevo has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.52 billion (US$47.9 million) for August, increasing 4.43% from the previous month. Accumulated 2016 revenues through August totaled NT$12.067 billion, up 1.74% from a year earlier.
Yen Sun sees rising cooling module orders for car and IT applications
Sep 13, 14:36
Taiwan-based cooling fan maker Yen Sun Technology has announced consolidated revenues of NT$196 million (US$6.19 million) for August, up 38% on year, and NT$1.58 billion for the first eight months of 2016, up 12.34% on year. With rising orders for car-use fans, mobile air conditioning systems and cooling...
Acer Taiwan general manager appointment raises concern among IT vendors
Sep 12, 16:01
Acer has appointed Lin Chia-chang, general manager of its subsidiary Weblink International, as general manager of Acer Taiwan and Lin will also continue to head Weblink. However, several IT brand vendors that outsource their product distribution in Taiwan to Weblink are concerned that his double role...
Colorful sees increasing graphics card shipments in 2016
Sep 12, 15:56
Thanks to strong demand for their Nvidia Pascal-based graphics cards, Micro-Star International (MSI) and Asustek Computer are expected to see their graphics card shipments reach five million units in 2016, while China-based Colorful will also achieve shipments of 4.2 million units for the year, becoming...
MSI reports strong sales for August
Stockwatch - Sep 12, 15:23
Micro-Star International (MSI) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$10.224 billion (US$323.109 million) for August, representing a 22.62% increase on month and 39.22% increase on year.
Mangoldt begins operation at reactor factory in Taiwan
Sep 12, 12:40
Germany-based reactor maker Hans von Mangoldt has started operation at its new factory and branch office in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. The factory is estimated to be able to supply 24,000 reactors every year initially, but the volume is expected to reach 40,000 units after five years, according to the compa...
Gigabyte reports increased revenues for August
Stockwatch - Sep 9, 16:09
Gigabyte Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$5.004 billion (US$159.38 million) for August 2016, representing a 7.98% increase on month and 30.09% increase on year.
Foxlink sees revenues up on month in August
Stockwatch - Sep 9, 15:42
Foxlink has reported consolidated revenues of NT$8.538 billion (US$271.94 million) for August 2016, representing a 17.71% increase on month but a 14.4% drop on year.
Nvidia sees tight graphics card supply; to release GTX 1050 in late September
Sep 9, 15:27
Nvidia's Pascal-based GeForce GTX 1080, 1070 and 1060 graphics cards are seeing strong demand from the market and therefore are currently in tight supply. To further expand into the market, Nvidia is planning to release its mid-range GTX 1050 graphics card at the end of September at the earliest.
Qisda sees growing revenues in August
Sep 9, 15:08
Qisda has announced consolidated revenues of NT$10.7 billion (US$341.23 million) for August, up 4.03% on month and 1.4% on year, and NT$84.27 billion for the first eight months of 2016 combined, down 3.06% on year. Of the amount, NT$7.99 billion were contributed by Qisda's design and manufacturing...
ECS reports on-year revenue growth for August
Stockwatch - Sep 8, 15:50
Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.081 billion (US$98.43 million) for August 2016, representing a 37.21% increase on month and 24.25% drop on year.
Chaintech to push VR applications with China channel retailer Pason
Sep 8, 15:33
Taiwan-based motherboard/graphics card player Chaintech recently signed letter of intent with China-based IT channel retailer Pason to provide product planning assistance and capacity to help it manufacture products. The two will also push into China's virtual reality (VR) market with an integrated...
Lite-On Technology August revenues hit 5-year high
Sep 8, 11:39
EMS provider Lite-On Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$21.053 billion (US$664 million) for August, the highest monthly figure in the past five years with growth of 8.69% on month and 17.63% on year.
Amperex Technology expected to take over production of Galaxy Note 7 batteries
Sep 7, 15:36
Following the recall by Samsung Electronics of its Galaxy Note 7 due to defective batteries produced by Samsung SDI, China-based Amperex Technology, which was a secondary supplier of batteries for the model, is expected to take over as main supplier following the incident, according to industry sour...
Largan Precision monthly revenues hit 2016 high in August
Sep 5, 21:02
Smartphone-use lens module maker Largan Precision on September 5 reported consolidated revenues of NT$4.821 billion (US$152 million) for August, the highest monthly level so far in 2016 with growth of 5.01% on month and drop of 9.12% on year, and those of NT$27.701 billion for January-August, slipping...
Intel begins shipping Kaby Lake notebook CPUs
Sep 5, 12:16
Intel has begun delivering its next-generation notebook-use Kaby Lake processors and will start shipping comparable desktop-use CPUs by year-end 2016, according to sources from Taiwan PC makers.
Acer begins shipping StarVR devices
Sep 1, 15:14
Acer has begun small volume shipments of its first head-mounted display (HMD) VR device, the StarVR, and will ramp up shipments in 2017, according to company CEO Jason Chen. Acer developed the VR device in cooperation with Sweden-based Starbreeze.
IFA 2016: Acer unveils VR devices and new notebooks
Sep 1, 12:33
Acer has unveiled a number of new products, including ultrathin notebooks, Chromebooks, VR devices, 2-in-1 models, tablets and smartphones, at a product presentation prior to the opening of IFA 2016.
MSI may ship 5 million graphics cards in 2016
Aug 25, 21:23
Micro-Star International (MSI) shipped two million graphics cards in the first half of 2016 and is likely to ship five million units in the whole year, growing 31.6% on year, for an operating profit of NT$1.5 billion (US$47.2 million), according to industry sources.
Primax revenues to hit new high in August, says paper
Newswatch - Aug 23, 16:10
Primax Electronics is expected to see its revenues hit a new high in August, buoyed by a 10% capacity ramp of its compact camera modules (CCMs) and peak season demand for audio products, according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) report.
Lenovo shifts component orders back to Taiwan makers
Aug 23, 11:38
Lenovo reportedly has shifted back some of its component orders from China-based suppliers to Taiwan-based ones in the second half of 2016 in order to improve its profitability, since China makers are still less competitive in terms of product quality, delivery time and production capacity, according...
Eaton expects datacenter to provide good growth on UPS sales
Aug 19, 15:22
Expecting the datacenter center market to achieve significant growth in the next four years, uninterruptible power supply (UPS) maker Eaton is aggressively developing new solutions that are able to satisfy datacenter players' demand for power savings, according to Christopher Butler, senior vice president...
Iljin Materials joins Tesla EV battery supply chain, says report
Aug 18, 12:40
Korea-based Iljin Materials' ectrodeposited (ED) copper foil technology reportedly has been validated by Tesla and Panasonic recently and the company will be able to join Tesla's supply chain for its electric vehicle (EV) batteries. However, the amounts of supply and the types of battery will adopt...
Taiwan market: Pokemon Go increases consumer demand for power banks
Newswatch - Aug 18, 10:27
The growing popularity of Pokemon Go in Taiwan has spurred demand for power banks, boosting the revenues for several power bank and charging technology suppliers, according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) report citing Taiwan-based retailers.
MSI announces new gaming notebooks using Nvidia GTX 10 series GPUs
Aug 18, 10:18
Taiwan-based motherboard and gaming notebook vendor Micro-Star International (MSI) has announced 11 new gaming devices under its four major product series - GT, GS, GE and GP. These products feature displays ranging from 14- to 18-inch, Intel's latest high-end processors and Nvidia's GeForce GTX 10...
Lite-On Technology to develop factory site in Nantze EPZ
Aug 17, 12:11
EMS provider Lite-On Technology has disclosed it has signed with the Taiwan government's Export Processing Zone (EPZ) Administration for developing a factory site in Nantze EPZ in Kaohsiung, southern Taiwan, to house its automotive electronics production lines and an operational center.
Digitimes Research: 2H16 white-box tablet shipments to be 30% higher than 1H16
Aug 17, 12:01
Shipments of white-box tablets are expected to reach 39 million units in the second half of 2016, a 30% increase compared to those shipped in the first half of the year, buoyed by an easing in component supplies and pricing, as well as an expected pick-up in demand from the US and Europe, according...
TSMC to make chips for iPad coming out in 2017, says report
Newswatch - Aug 16, 11:11
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) will supply chips for the 2017 series of iPad that will come in three models, a report by Taiwan's Central News Agency (CNA) quoted a KGI Securities analyst as saying.
Battery maker Simplo looks to flat sales in 3Q16
Newswatch - Aug 12, 16:11
Battery maker Simplo Technology expects sales to reach NT$14.06-14.6 billion in the third quarter of 2016, slightly higher than the NT$13.59 billion posted in the previous quarter.
Asustek sees decreased July revenues
Aug 11, 10:39
Asustek Computer has reported consolidated revenues of NT$33.34 billion (US$1.04 billion) for July, decreasing 21.34% on month and 3.49% on year, and NT$255.94 billion for January-July, inching up 0.43% on year. Of the consolidated revenues, brand-sales revenues were NT$29.96 billion for July, down...
Notebook hinge maker Jarllytec reports increased sales for July
Newswatch - Aug 10, 14:48
Notebook hinge maker Jarllytec has reported revenues of NT$574 million (US$18.23 million) for July, up 2.96% on month and 128.12% on year. Accumulated 2016 revenues through July totaled NT$3.253 billion, increasing 67.17% on year.
Hiwin July sales affected by seasonal factors
Newswatch - Aug 9, 12:20
Mechanical component and robot maker Hiwin Technologies has reported revenues of NT$1.487 billion (US$47.22 million) for July, down 4% on quarter but up 12.39% on year. The sequential decline in July's sales was a result of seasonal factors, the company said
Lite-On Technology July revenues hit 9-month high
Aug 9, 12:15
EMS provider Lite-On Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$19.370 billion (US$605 million) for July, the highest monthly level since November 2015 and increasing 1.38% on month and 10.79% on year.