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.
ECS revenues decline in July
Stockwatch - Aug 8, 15:58
Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.245 billion (US$71.3 million) for July 2016, representing a 15.98% drop on month and 40.93% drop on year.
Foxlink revenues drop on year in July
Stockwatch - Aug 8, 15:57
Foxlink has reported consolidated revenues of NT$7.254 billion (US$230.37 million) for July 2016, representing a 13.8% increase on month and 23.76% drop on year.
MSI expected to ship 4 million graphics cards in 2016
Aug 8, 15:37
Thanks to its rising game notebook sales, Micro-Star International (MSI) is also seeing increased demand for its motherboards and graphics cards, and the company is expected to ship four million graphics cards in 2016, according to some market watchers.
Catcher 2Q16 gross margin hits 22-quarter low
Aug 8, 12:07
Metal-alloy chassis maker Catcher Technology has released its second-quarter 2016 financial report, with gross margin of 36.11% being the lowest quarterly level since first-quarter 2011.
IPC maker Ennoconn sees profits up sharply in 2Q16
Newswatch - Aug 8, 11:33
Industry PC supplier Ennoconn saw its net profits increase 16% on quarter and 31% on year to NT$267 million (US$8.46 million) in the second quarter of 2016. The earnings translated into an EPS of NT$3.78 for the quarter.
Largan July revenues hit 9-month high
Aug 8, 11:20
Smartphone-use lens module maker Largan Precision has reported consolidated revenues of NT$4.591 billion (US$143 million) for July, the highest monthly level since November 2015. The sum represents a 27.72% on-month increase but a 12.64% on-year decline.
Casetek Holdings 2Q16 operations hit bottom
Aug 5, 11:14
Metal-alloy chassis and structural component maker Casetek Holdings saw operations in the second quarter of 2016 hit bottom due to off-season effects and clients' delaying the launch of new products, company president and CEO Garry Chuang said at an August 4 investors conference.
Merry Electronics sees increased July revenues
Stockwatch - Aug 5, 10:32
Handset-use audio component maker Merry Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.484 billion (US$46.4 million) for July, rising 5.32% on month and 60.65% on year.
Notebook hinge maker SZS sees profits down in 2Q16
Newswatch - Aug 4, 14:59
Notebook hinge maker Shin Zu Shing (SZS) has reported net profits of NT$180 million (US$5.673 million) for the second quarter of 2016, down 3.7% on quarter and 40% on year. Second-quarter EPS stood at NT$1.01, the lowest in 11 quarters.
Nvidia expected to announced Pascal GPUs for notebooks at Gamescom
Aug 1, 15:42
Nvidia's Pascal-based discrete graphics cards for notebooks are expected to be unveiled during Gamescom in Europe, hosted from August 17-21, and notebook players including Asustek Computer, Micro-Star International (MSI), Gigabyte Technology and Clevo will showcase their latest products using the GP...
Delta Electronics begins to ship smartphone-use slim heat-pipes
Aug 1, 12:41
Power supply maker and energy management solution provider Delta Electronics has developed smartphone-use slim heat-pipes with thickness of 0.5mm and has begun small-volume shipments to China-based smartphone vendors, company chairman Yancey Hai said at a July 29 investors conference.
Advantech sees profits up in 2Q16 and 1H16
Newswatch - Aug 1, 12:33
Industrial computing device maker Advantech saw its net profits increase 11% on quarter and 10% on year to NT$1.46 billion (US$45.72 million) in the second quarter of 2016. The earnings translated into an EPS of NT$2.32 for the three-month period.
Quanta Storage quits production of slim-type ODDs, steps into SSDs
Jul 29, 15:08
Quanta Storage stopped production of slim-type optical disc drives (ODDs) for notebooks at the end of 2015 and cleaned its inventory in the first quarter of 2016. The company stepped into OEM/ODM production of SSDs and began to offer enterprise server-use SSDs under own-brand Techman in the second...
Vizio acquisition expected to push LeEco-Foxconn partnership
Jul 28, 21:23
With LeEco Global's (LeTV) acquisition of Vizio, some market watchers believe Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry), which has a tight relationship with LeEco and has been making frequent contact with the China-based maker recently, will likely push the establishment of a new TV platform...
Connector maker Sinbon reports earnings for 2Q16
Newswatch - Jul 27, 21:26
Connector and cable assembly maker Sinbon Electronics has reported net profits of NT$308.41 million (US$9.26 million) or NT$1.42 per share for the second quarter of 2016.
Notebook players less keen to adopt USB Type C
Jul 27, 11:44
While the USB Type-C interface is seeing growing popularity among smartphones and tablets, notebook and all-in-one (AIO) PC vendors are less aggressive about adopting the technology into their latest products because of design and cost issues, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.
POS device supplier Posiflex reports strong earnings for 1H16
Newswatch - Jul 26, 15:15
Own-brand POS (point of sale) equipment maker Posiflex Technology has reported net profits of NT$175 million (US$5.43 million) for the second quarter of 2016, up 48% on quarter and 11% on year. The earnings translated into an EPS of NT$2.5 for the quarter.
AMD introduces new professional graphics
Jul 26, 14:17
AMD has unveiled new solutions to address modern content creation and engineering: the new Radeon Pro WX series of professional graphics cards. The new brand, targeting 10 million professional graphics users is created based on the Polaris architecture.
Component makers to see weak orders for tablets and wearables
Jul 26, 12:25
Upstream component makers have seen weaker-than-expected orders for tablet and wearable products since the early first half and the issue is expected to continue in the second half of the year and will hurt the makers' revenue performances in 2016.
Ritek steps into bio-testing optical discs
Jul 26, 12:02
Ritek has extended its optical disc production from the IT segment to bio-testing and begun shipments to Europe-based clients, according to company chairman and CEO Gordon Yeh.
HTC to face increasing competition in VR market in 2H16
Jul 26, 11:05
HTC is expected to face increasing competition from other brand vendors in the VR (virtual reality) market in the second half of 2016 as VR or AR (augmented reality) devices appear to be hot-selling items for the forthcoming year-end holiday shopping season, according to industry sources.
Samsung invests in China-based BYD
Jul 22, 14:54
Shanghai Samsung Semiconductor, a unit of Samsung Electronics, has acquired 52.26 million shares of BYD Electronic for CNY3 billion (US$449 million), according to an announcement by the China-based electric vehicle maker.
Software solution provider GrandTech reports increased earnings for 2Q16
Stockwatch - Jul 20, 21:45
GrandTech CG Systems, a Taiwan-based supplier of IT products and a software solution provider, has reported pre-tax earnings of NT$49.58 million (US$1.55 million) for the second quarter of 2016. The earnings translated into an EPS of NT$0.92 before taxes for the period.