Largan expected to keep lead in smartphone dual-lens module
Jun 24, 10:56
Although adoption of dual-lens cameras for smartphones is not yet popular, Largan Precision is expected to maintain its leading market status in technology and production capacity of smartphone-use dual-lens modules, according to industry sources.
IC suppliers landing short lead-time orders for Type-C solutions
Jun 21, 22:11
Taiwan-based IC suppliers have been receiving more short lead-time orders for USB Type-C solutions from notebook vendors and ODMs recently, indicating that the Type-C interface is likely to become mainstream in products in the second half of 2016, according to industry sources.
Alltop to distribute dividends; pushing into non-notebook applications
Jun 17, 15:27
Taiwan-based connector maker Alltop Technology hosted an investors conference on June 16, where it announced it will distribute dividends of NT$1.80 (US$0.06), NT$1 in cash and NT$0.80 in stock. Alltop also noted that products for network communications and industrial equipment as well as water-proof...
TAICS, WPC to cooperate to set up Qi ecosystem
Jun 17, 14:48
Taiwan government-sponsored Taiwan Association of Information and Communication Standards (TAICS) and Wireless Power Consortium (WPC) on June 16 signed an MoU for cooperation to boost Qi wireless power charging standards and set up a Qi ecosystem, according to TAICS.
Gigabyte sees drops in May revenues
Stockwatch - Jun 13, 21:59
Gigabyte Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.29 billion (US$101.52 million) for May 2016, representing a 14.98% drop on month and 14.38% drop on year.
Taiwan notebook ODMs look to strong shipments in June, says paper
Newswatch - Jun 13, 16:24
The top-four Taiwan-based notebook ODMs, Quanta Computer, Compal Electronics, Wistron and Inventec, are expected to see their notebook shipments remain strong in June after posting strong gains in May, according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) report.
Chicony Electronics revenues drop on year in May
Stockwatch - Jun 8, 15:24
Chicony Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$6.052 billion (US$187.98 million) for May 2016, representing a 14.45% increase on month and 11.1% drop on year.
ASMedia expects strong 2H16
Jun 8, 14:16
ASMedia Technology, a subsidiary of Asustek Computer, hosted an investors conference on June 7, during which company president Chewei Lin pointed out that growing demand for gaming products are expected to help ASMedia achieve better sales in second-half 2016 than in the first half and its performance...
ASRock expects growing performance in 2016
Jun 8, 10:58
ASRock had an unsatisfactory performance in 2015 due to decreased motherboard shipments in China and increased expenses on server and industrial PC (IPC) investments; however, the company expects its operation to be stable in 2016 as its motherboard team in China has been completely reorganized, while...
PCB Drilling board maker Aurona reports strong sales in May
Newswatch - Jun 7, 22:07
Aurona Industry, a leading provider of PCB drilling back-up boards, has reported revenues of NT$100 million (US$3.11 million) for May, up 7.25% on year. Year-to-date revenues totaled NT$505 million, increasing 5.76% from a year earlier.
Intel, AMD new CPU platforms target January 2017 launch
Jun 7, 14:28
Market watchers originally expected Intel and AMD to launch their new CPU platforms in the third and fourth quarter, respectively, to help boost PC demand in the second half, but both CPU makers have recently postponed their launch schedules to January 2017 at CES 2017 since the upstream supply chain...
Largan Precision May revenues up on-month, down on-year
Stockwatch - Jun 6, 11:06
Smartphone-use lens module maker Largan Precision on June 5 reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.363 billion (US$103 million) for May, the highest monthly level so far in 2016 with on-month growth of 8.31% but an on-year decrease of 23.90%, and NT$14.739 billion for January-May, slipping 23.38% on...
Ichia May revenues fall 17% on year
Stockwatch - Jun 3, 11:25
Handset-use flexible PCB (FPCB) and keypad maker Ichia Technologies has announced consolidated revenues of NT$513 million (US$15.7 million) for May 2016, down about 17% on year.
Gigabyte to push Xtreme Gaming concept for graphics card business
Jun 2, 11:01
Despite having been operating in the graphics card market for many years, Gigabyte Technology has never stopped evolving. Not willing to stay only as a good-quality graphics card maker, Gigabyte has developed its Xtreme Gaming-series, looking to cultivate deeper relationships in the gaming market.
Nintendo NX mass production postpones to early 2017
Jun 2, 10:44
Nintendo's next-generation game console, the Nintendo NX is scheduled to enter mass production in early 2017, delaying about half a year from the company's original mass production plan in the mid-2016. Sources from the related upstream supply chain pointed out that the delay was because Nintendo wished...
AMD to release first Polaris graphics card at the end of June
Jun 1, 22:00
AMD has unveiled the company's strategy for its upcoming Polaris architecture-based Radeon RX-series graphics cards, introducing levels of VR performance and future-proof technologies at a variety of price points. The Radeon RX 480 delivers premium VR capability at a price of starting at US$199 for...
Samsung announces mass production of 512GB NVMe SSD in single BGA package
Jun 1, 21:57
Samsung Electronics has begun mass producing NVM Express (NVMe) PCIe SSD solutions in a single ball grid array (BGA) package for next-generation PCs and ultra-slim notebooks, according to the South Korea memory vendor. The new BGA NVMe SSD, named PM971-NVMe, features a compact package that contains...
Computex 2016: AMD introduces new mobile APU lineup and Zen architecture
Jun 1, 20:10
AMD has announced its full seventh-generation AMD A-series processor lineup, designed to help provide productivity and entertainment performance with mobility for consumers. Previously codenamed Bristol Ridge and Stoney Ridge, the seventh-generation AMD FX, A-series, and E-series accelerated processing...
CMC Magnetics obtains optical disc capacity booked until end of 2016
Jun 1, 20:07
Optical disc maker CMC Magnetics has obtained booming orders to fully occupy its production capacity until the end of 2016 because makers around the world have been forced out of the market. CMC has hiked quotes by 5-10% for orders in the second quarter, according to company chairman Robert Wong.
Micron launches 3D NAND SSDs
Jun 1, 13:05
Micron Technology has introduced a new lineup of 3D NAND flash SSDs - the 1100 SATA and 2100 PCIe NVMe SSDs - designed to address the storage demands of today's most challenging client computing platforms including Ultrabook and tablets as well as performance-oriented desktops and workstations. The...
Taiwan ultra-thin heat-pipe makers under price cut pressure
May 31, 20:32
Due to increasing competition for orders for ultra-thin copper-based heat-pipes used in smartphones, prices for pipes with a diameter of 0.4mm have dropped from US$1 in early 2016 to US$0.50 or even US$0.40 currently. Taiwan-based makers have been under pressure from smartphone vendors asking for further...
Computex looks to take on new identity
May 31, 08:51
This year's Computex Taipei 2016 will mark a turning point for Asia's biggest tradeshow, as Taiwan begins asserting itself as being not only the center of the global ICT supply chain but also as a key partner for building the global technology ecosystem and driving innovation. This new positioning...
Powering the cloud: Intel embraces new identity
May 30, 22:09
The next wave of computing is now beginning to define the IT industry, where the boundaries of computing are expanding as billions of smart and connected devices, new data-rich services and cloud apps fueled by the Internet of Things (IoT) increasingly bring new experiences to our lives. Aligning itself...
Computex 2016: Nvidia promotes Pascal GPUs
May 30, 16:07
Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang, at the company's pre-Computex 2016 press conference on May 30, talked about its latest Pascal-based GPUs, which have been broadly adopted in applications including datacenters, car-use electronics and deep-learning platforms.
Tablet supply chain turning to other markets
May 30, 15:57
With demand for tablets gradually weakening, upstream panel suppliers such as China-based DPT that used to rely on tablets for growth, have started turning to look for opportunities elsewhere and some have entered the car-use electronics market.
MSI expected to ship 21 million motherboards/graphics cards in 2016
May 24, 14:17
Micro-Star International (MSI) is expected to ship 21 million motherboards and graphics cards combined in 2016 including both own brand and OEM shipments, while the company's gaming notebook business is also enjoying strong shipments and profits. MSI is currently a top-three gaming notebook vendor...
Catcher expects growth in 2H16 thanks to new product launches
May 20, 14:50
Catcher Technology expects its revenues in the second half of 2016 to see strong growth from the first as many of its clients will launch new products beginning June, company chairman Hung Shui-shu said at a shareholders meeting on May 19.
Hiwin Technologies looks to demand for industrial robots in China
May 18, 11:31
Precision mechanical motion control component and robot maker Hiwin Technologies, viewing that the China government will boost industrial intelligent automation in the 13th National Development Plan (2016-2020), expects potential demand for industrial robots in the China market, company chairman Eric...