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Senyun to rent plants at CTSP for lens manufacturing, says paper

Newswatch - Feb 24, 15:39

Gigabyte Technology-invested optical component maker Senyun Precision Optical has been approved for an investment project for Central Taiwan Science Park and will rent plants there to manufacture products. The plants will begin operation on August 1 and contribute revenues of about NT$73 million (US$2.38...

Merry sees EPS hit record high in 2016

Newswatch - Feb 24, 14:41

Headset maker Merry Electronics has reported an EPS of as high as NT$11 for 2016, compared to NT$3.48 for a year earlier.

SSD and eMMC prices to rise 15% in 2Q17, says DRAMeXchange

Feb 24, 14:15

Prices of SSD and eMMC devices will continue to rise in the second quarter of 2017 due to tight supply of NAND flash chips, according to DRAMeXchange.

AMD to release Ryzen in March with initial shipments to top 1 million

Feb 23, 11:01

AMD will start selling its new Ryzen processors in early March with an initial shipment target expected to top one million units.

Smartphones to remain largest AP application through 2020, says Digitimes Research

Feb 20, 22:32

Smartphones will remain the largest market for application processors (AP) through 2020, accounting for over 80% of all APs shipped annually during the period, according to Digitimes Research.

Foxconn chairman pledges shares for loans

Newswatch - Feb 20, 21:35

Foxconn Electronics chairman Terry Gou has pledged a total of 430 million Foxconn shares as collateral to borrow loans from three banks, according to data released by Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE).

Foxconn subscribes to Lytro fund-raising project, says paper

Newswatch - Feb 17, 13:56

Foxconn Electronics reportedly has participated in the latest round of a fund-raising project initiated by US-based light field camera maker Lytro, according to a Chinese-language Commercial Times report.

Taiwan has 4 graphics card vendors among global top-5 in 2016

Feb 17, 10:52

Of the global top-five graphics card vendors in 2016, four were based in Taiwan, namely, Palit Microsystems, the largest shipping about seven million cards, Asustek Computer, second-largest with 4.75 million units, and Micro-Star International (MSI) and Gigabyte Technology, ranking third with 4.3 million...

Taiwan market: Fuji Xerox eyes 30% printer market share in 2017

Feb 16, 15:37

Printer vendor Fuji Xerox Taiwan has been expanding aggressively in Taiwan's enterprise market and is looking to increase its share in the local printer market to 30% in 2017 to narrow its gap with number one Hewlett-Packard (HP), according to company general manager Wang Peihsiang (transliterated...

Wang Peihsiang, Fuji Xerox Taiwan general manager

Asustek expects sequential drop in 1Q17 revenues

Feb 16, 11:55

Asustek Computer expects first-quarter 2017 revenues from the PC product line to decrease 15-20% on quarter, those from smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices to slip 10-15% and those from DIY motherboards, graphics cards and components to drop 0-5% due to off-season effects, said company CEO...

Asustek CEO Jerry Shen at a Feb 15 investors conference

Delta Electronics announces deal with Thailand associate

Feb 16, 10:58

Taiwan-based Delta Electronics Inc (DEI) has announced the board of directors of its subsidiary Delta Electronics (Netherlands) BV (DEN) has agreed to a deal in which it will obtain stakes in four overseas subsidiaries owned by Delta Electronics (Thailand), an associate of DEI.

Headset maker Merry sees earnings up over 200% in 2016

Newswatch - Feb 15, 15:29

Headset maker Merry Electronics has reported net profits of NT$2.01 billion (US$65.45 million) for 2016, increasing 214% from a year earlier. The earnings translated into an EPS of NT$11.02 for 2016, a significant improvement from NT$3.48 of a year earlier.

Young Optics suffers net loss per share of NT$1.74 for 2016

Feb 15, 11:00

Optical component and module maker Young Optics released its financial report for the fourth quarter of 2016 at a February 14 investors conference, leading to net loss per share of NT$1.74 (US$0.056) for 2016.

China market: Asustek fails to reach DIY motherboard shipment goal in 2016

Feb 14, 11:57

Asustek Computer aimed to ship 10 million DIY motherboards in the China market in 2016 but actually shipped nine million units, according to industry sources.

Foxconn Technology revenues rise in January

Stockwatch - Feb 13, 15:28

Foxconn Technology Corporation has reported consolidated revenues of NT$8.181 billion (US$263.78 million) for January 2017, representing a 51.63% increase on month and 24.78% increase on year.

Foxlink reports decreased revenues for January

Stockwatch - Feb 9, 10:25

Foxlink has reported consolidated revenues of NT$6.095 billion (US$195.81 million) for January, representing a 30.4% drop on month and 16.57% drop on year.

Lite-On sees revenues drop in January

Stockwatch - Feb 8, 21:52

Lite-On Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$16.215 billion (US$520.94 million) for January 2017, representing a 24.18% drop on month and 6.48% drop on year.

ECS January revenues flat on year

Stockwatch - Feb 8, 15:50

Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.598 billion (US$83.58 million) for January 2017, representing a 13.09% drop on month and 0.32% increase on year.

PC industry expected to stabilize and see less than 5% shipment drop in 2017

Feb 8, 15:22

With AMD ready to release Ryzen CPUs and Vega GPUs, sources from the upstream supply chain expect the PC industry to stabilize and see a less than 5% on-year shipment drop in 2017, while PC and related component sales in the first quarter are also expected to perform better than the same period a year...

Aurora sees 23% growth in 3D printing business in 2016

Feb 8, 11:02

Office automation machine and furniture distributor Aurora saw its 3D printing business in the Taiwan and China markets increase 23% on year in 2016 and will keep promoting the business in 2017, according to the company.

Sinbon Electronics January revenues up on month, down on year

Feb 7, 20:08

Cable assembly and connector maker Sinbon Electronics on February 7 reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.151 billion (US$36.5 million) for January, growing 12.97% on month but dipping 7.00% on year.

Chassis maker Silitech reports flat performance for January

Stockwatch - Feb 7, 13:57

Chassis and component maker Silitech Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$176 million (US$5.69 million) for January, decreasing 2.9% on month and 15.42% on year.

Headset supplier Merry sees revenues up nearly 50% on year in January

Stockwatch - Feb 7, 12:10

Headset maker Merry Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.419 billion (US$45.97 million) for January, down 28.9% from the previous month but up 48.1% from a year earlier period.

Chassis maker Catcher reported decreased sales for January

Newswatch - Feb 6, 14:39

Notebook chassis maker Catcher Technology has announced consolidated revenues of NT$4.86 billion (US$156.56 million) for January, down 36.3% on month and 22% on year. A decrease in the number of work days in January affected the sales performance for the month.

Casetek shipping chassis to new smartphone client in China

Jan 25, 12:38

Taiwan-based chassis maker Casetek Holdings has landed orders from one of the top-5 smartphone vendors in China and has recently begun shipping products to the client, according to company CEO and president Gary Chuang.

Increasing sales of Nvidia graphics cards to affect profitability of other suppliers

Jan 25, 11:14

Efforts by Nvidia to push sales of its own-brand Founders Edition graphics cards are likely to affect the profitability of graphics card suppliers in Taiwan and China in 2017 and beyond, according to industry sources.

Component orders from AR/VR vendors still low in 2017

Jan 24, 10:53

Current component orders for production of AR (augmented reality), VR (virtual reality) and MR (mixed reality) head-mounted display (HMD) devices from brand vendors are still insufficient, according to industry sources.

The synergy of NXP acquisition: An interview with Qualcomm president Derek Aberle

Jan 23, 12:19

Qualcomm agreed in late 2016 to buy NXP Semiconductor for about US$47 billion in the biggest-ever deal in the semiconductor industry - a move which clearly indicates Qualcomm's roadmap for its long-term growth.

Qualcomm president

Asustek, Gigabyte, MSI to hike motherboard, graphics card prices in China

Jan 20, 14:16

Asustek Computer, Gigabyte Technology and Micro-Star International (MSI), due to continual increases in costs for processors, hard disk drives and PCBs as well as depreciation of the Chinese yuan, will hike retail prices for motherboards and graphics cards in China in early February after the 2017...

VIA launches Custom IoT Platform Design Service

Jan 19, 16:10

VIA Technologies has announced the launch of its VIA Custom IoT Platform Design Service to enable customers to accelerate the development of application-specific IoT systems and devices tailored to meet their usage requirements.

Catcher to establish new subsidiary in China

Stockwatch - Jan 19, 15:54

Catcher Technology has announced a plan to invest US$100 million to establish a wholly-owned subsidiary in Suqian, China for R&D, sales and manufacturing of materials, products and molds.

Lite-On SSD shipments to be affected by tight supply of memory chips in 1Q17, says paper

Newswatch - Jan 19, 14:49

Sales of SSD products by Lite-On Technology in the first quarter of 2017 are expected to be affected by a tight supply of memory products, according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) report, citing company CEO Warrant Chen.

TEEMA to assist member companies to expand market in ASEAN, says chairman

Jan 18, 16:09

The Taiwan Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers' Association (TEEMA) will actively cooperate with the government initiated "Go South Policy" and will assist its member companies to promote sales in ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) countries, according to TEEMA chairman Gou...

TEEMA chairman Gou Tai-chiang

China market: Asustek adjusts marketing staff for own-brand products

Jan 18, 16:01

In a bid to enhance competition in the China market, Asustek Computer has recently replaced its sales managers in China for own-brand motherboards, graphics cards as well as LCD monitors and networking/communication devices, according to industry sources.

Samsung, LG adopt thermal pipes for smartphones to be launched in 2017

Jan 18, 15:33

Samsung Electronics has adopted thermal-pipe heat dissipation solutions for its Galaxy S8 which will launch in March 2017, with thermal pipes to be produced by Taiwan-based Auras Technology and Chaun Choung Technology (CCI). Meanwhile, LG Electronics will use heat-pipes supplied by Japan-based Furukawa...

Chassis maker Nishoku to see revenues grow 5-10% in 2017

Newswatch - Jan 18, 12:12

Plastic chassis maker Nishoku Technology is expected to see its revenues grow 5-10% on year in 2017 with an EPS of over NT$7.50, according to a Chinese-language Commercial Times report.

Taiwan market: Largan Medical aims to double sales in 2017

Jan 18, 12:01

Largan Medical's own-brand contact lenses are now available at 1,398 retail stores around Taiwan and it aims to expand the network to 2,000 stores in 2017 and double its sales volume compared to 2016, according to Lin En-ping, CEO of Largan Precision, the parent company.

Intel unveils Responsive Retail Platform and plans for US$100 million investment at NRF 2017

Jan 17, 16:27

At NRF 2017, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich delivered a keynote to retailers, highlighting the important role of data and smart and connected solutions in transforming the retail industry, and the continuation of the company's commitment to expanding the boundaries of technology.

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Foxconn ties up with Robo 3D to produce 3D printers, says report

Newswatch - Jan 17, 15:02

Foxconn Electronics has signed a cooperation agreement with Robo 3D, under which Foxconn will produce the Robo R2 3D printers for Robo 3D, according to a Chinese-language TechNews report.

ASRock reportedly to take over Pegatron system integrator orders

Jan 17, 13:58

Pegatron Technology has been re-organizing its business groups since the second half of 2016 and has recently decided to gradually shift the group that handles small-to-medium-size motherboard and graphics card design, manufacturing and services for its system integrator clients to its subsidiary ASRock...

Smartphone vendors likely to brace for component shortages in 2017

Jan 16, 11:38

The risk for the global handset industry to brace for a shortage in supplies of some key components, including displays, memory products and optical sensing devices, in 2017 is rising due to strong demand from China-based smartphone vendors, according to sources from Taiwan's handset supply chains.

DFI expects casino, financial, automation products to drive growth in 2017 revenue

Jan 16, 11:33

Motherboard and computing device maker DFI expects products used in casino machines, financial services and industrial automation to be the main sources of growth in 2017 revenues, the company said at a January 13 investors conference.

Asia Optical offers laser scanning modules for vacuum cleaning robots

Jan 16, 11:01

Asia Optical, in view of fast growing demand for smart home-use devices, has developed laser scanning modules for use in vacuum cleaning robots, according to company chairman Robert Lai.

AcBel Polytech develops new products

Jan 13, 15:25

Power supply maker AcBel Polytech has developed several new products, including smart meters, industrial power supplies, and LED lamps, to drive business growth in 2017, according to the company.

Xiaomi aims to generate revenues of CNY100 billion in 2017, says CEO

Jan 13, 12:20

Xiaomi Technology aims to garner revenues of CNY100 billion (US$14.5 billion) in 2017 by focusing on five core segments: developing innovative technologies, enhancing retail networks, deepening globalization, stepping into artificial intelligence (AI) and Internet-based finance businesses, according...

Largan Precision earns nearly 17 times paid-in capital in 2016

Jan 13, 10:42

Smartphone-use lens module maker Largan Precision generated net profit of NT$22.722 billion (US$713 million) for 2016, 16.94 times its paid-in capital of NT$1.341 billion and translating into net EPS of NT$169.4, the company announced at a January 12 investors conference.

Kinpo to expand capacity and staff for printer and vacuum cleaner orders, says paper

Newswatch - Jan 12, 15:31

Taiwan-based IT manufacturer New Kinpo Group is planning to expand its capacity at plants in Indiana, the US, and company CEO Simon Shen will visit the construction site after the Lunar New Year. The company's workforce is also expected to expand from 400 currently to 1,000-1,500, according to a Chinese-language...

Lite-On Technology expects higher growth in profitability in 2017

Jan 12, 15:25

EMS provider Lite-On Technology expects below 10% growth in 2017 consolidated revenue and higher growth in the corresponding net profit, according to the company.

Delta Electronics sees December revenues increase

Jan 12, 14:53

Delta Electronics has announced its consolidated revenues for December 2016 totaled NT$19.489 billion (US$614.36 million), representing a 6% increase as compared to NT$18.47 billion for December 2015 and a 1% increase as compared to NT$19.321 billion for November 2016.

MSI pushing new gaming products in 2017, says paper

Newswatch - Jan 12, 11:30

Micro-Star International (MSI) has released a total of 25 new VR-supported gaming motherboards targeting the mid-range to high-end sector and 21 new VR-ready mid-range to high-end gaming notebooks for early 2017, and is looking to expand its presence in the gaming industry by releasing multiple models...

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