USB-Type C solution provider Good Way to sell convertible bonds to Intel Capital
Stockwatch - Dec 7, 15:08
USB Type-C solution and docking station provider Good Way Technology plans to issue a total of NT$190 million (US$5.954 million) worth of convertible bonds and will sell these bonds to Intel Capital through a private placement, according to a company filing with the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE).
Silitech reports flat performance for November
Stockwatch - Dec 7, 13:55
Chassis maker Silitech Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$181.31 million (US$5.675 million) for November, on par with the NT$181.3 recorded a month earlier but down 40.73% from a year earlier.
Sinbon Electronics November revenues roughly flat on month
Dec 6, 20:54
Cable assembly and connector maker Sinbon Electronics on December 6 reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.055 billion (US$33.2 million) for November, growing 0.71% on month and 9.45% on year, and NT$12.197 billion for January-November, rising 7.42% on year.
Mechanical Technology R&D Center to cooperate with SLM Solutions Group
Dec 6, 15:28
The Mechanical Technology Research and Development Center under National Cheng Kung University, southern Taiwan, on December 5 signed an MoU with SLM Solutions Group AG, a Germany-based developer of metal-based SLM (selective laser melting) additive manufacturing (3D printing) machines, for cooperation...
Largan November revenues hit 12-month high
Dec 6, 11:11
Smartphone lens module maker Largan Precision has reported consolidated revenues of NT$5.208 billion (US$164 million) for November, increasing 2.65% sequentially but decreasing 8.75% on year. The sum is the highest monthly level since December 2015.
Catcher sees November revenues down from a year ago
Dec 5, 22:26
Taiwan-based notebook chassis maker Catcher Technology has announced consolidated revenues of NT$8.21 billion (US$257.37 million) for November, up 0.29% on month, but down 1.63% on year with combined consolidated revenues for the first 11 months of 2016 reaching NT$71.49 billion, down 5.32% on year.
Raspberry Pi production extends to Japan
Dec 5, 16:33
Distributor RS Components (RS) announced late last week that the latest iteration of the Raspberry Pi 3 credit-card-sized single-board computer will be manufactured in Japan under a local contract manufacturing arrangement. This increase in global production of Raspberry Pi is to serve large and increasing...
Intel to push SSD products for 4 major markets in 2017
Dec 2, 16:12
Seeing demand for NAND flash storage rising and memory makers accelerating their development of 3D NAND flash products, Intel is planning to begin mass producing new 3D NAND flash products in 2017 to compete for datacenter, professional, consumer and embedded markets, which may pose a challenge for...
Delta, Furukawa land heat-pipe orders from LG, say Taiwan makers
Dec 2, 16:03
Following Samsung Electronics' adoption of heat-pipes for its Galaxy S7 and Galaxy Note 7, Korea-based LG Electronics reportedly is also planning to adopt heat-pipes for smartphones to be launched in 2017. LG has released orders to Taiwan-based Delta Electronics and Japan-based Furukawa Electric, with...
Solenoid maker Tai Shing to list on OTC
Dec 2, 11:35
Own-brand solenoid and solenoid valve maker Tai Shing Electronics Components will be listed on Taiwan's over-the-counter (OTC) market on December 21, according to the company.
Intel, Nvidia ready to unveil new platforms for CES 2017
Nov 30, 16:10
Following the launches of its Y and U series 14nm Kaby Lake processors at the end of August, targeting ultra-thin notebooks and 2-in-1 devices, Intel is ready to unveil its H series Kaby Lake CPUs for high-performance and gaming notebooks as well as several desktop processors and 200 series chipsets...
Schott showcases ultra-thin cover glass at C-Touch & Display 2016
Nov 28, 12:48
Germany-based Schott AG showcased Schott AS 87 eco, high-strength ultra-thin cover glass for displays, camera lenses and fingerprint sensors, at C-Touch & Display 2016 (China International Touch Screen Exhibition) in Shenzhen, southern China, during November 24-26.
SZS to expand MIM capacity in 2017
Nov 22, 14:40
Notebook hinge maker Shin Zu Shing (SZS) is planning to expand its MIM (metal injection molding) production capacity by over 30% through procuring two new continuous MIM furnaces, with the additional capacity expected to come into operation in the second half of 2017, according to the company.
Delta Electronics to acquire Unicom System
Nov 21, 14:30
Power supply maker and energy management solution provider Delta Electronics will acquire a 100% stake in Unicom System Eng., a CIM (computer-integrated manufacturing) solution provider, at NT$351 million (US$11.1 million), according to Delta.
Inventec expects 2017 revenues to grow 10-15%
Nov 21, 12:14
ODM Inventec expects 2017 consolidated revenues to increase 10-15% on year, with growth mostly coming from servers and hand-held devices, according to company chairman Richard Lee.
Booming notebook orders to last until 1Q17, say Taiwan makers
Nov 21, 11:09
Shipments of notebooks from Taiwan-based ODMs will remain strong in the first quarter of 2017 as some brand vendors have been pulling in more orders on short supply of some key components, including display panels, memory products and graphics cards, according to sources from supply chain makers.
Vivotek aims to hike revenue proportion from own-brand sales
Nov 18, 11:17
Web camera and IP-based surveillance video recorder maker Vivotek saw the proportion of third-quarter 2016 consolidated revenues from own-brand sales rise to 43% and aims to hike the proportion to 50% in 2017, according to company chairman Chen Wen-chang.
Intel announces US$250 million investment for autonomous driving
Nov 17, 10:10
Delivering his keynote address at the LA Auto Show's AutoMobility conference, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich has announced that Intel Capital is targeting more than US$250 million of additional new investments over the next two years to make fully autonomous driving a reality.
Foxlink sees earnings rebound in 3Q16
Newswatch - Nov 15, 21:30
Cable and connector maker Foxlink has reported net profits of NT$238 million (US$7.47 million) for the third quarter of 2016, a sharp increase from the NT$11 million of a quarter earlier but down sharply from NT$1.03 billion of a year earlier. EPS for the quarter stood at NT$0.45.
Foxconn Technology reports increased earnings for 3Q16
Newswatch - Nov 15, 21:28
Metal chassis and case maker Foxconn Technology has reported net profits of NT$3.33 billion (US$104.53 million) for the third quarter of 2016, up 29.68% sequentially. The earnings translated into an EPS of NT$2.36 for the quarter.
PC supply chain seeing replacement trend in DIY market in 2H16
Nov 15, 15:38
The PC upstream supply chain has seen increasing demand for gaming-level hardware components from the PC DIY market since the early second half thanks to a PC replacement trend created by Blizzard Entertainment's game Overwatch, which already has over 20 million regular players worldwide. Since Blizzard...
MSI reports strong earnings for 3Q16
Newswatch - Nov 14, 15:33
Micro-Star International (MSI) has reported net profits of NT$1.615 billion (US$50.538 million) for the third quarter of 2016, increasing 74% on quarter and 41% on year. EPS for the quarter stood at NT$1.91, compared to NT$1.10 a quarter earlier and NT$1.35 a year earlier.
Wistron reports decreased earnings for 3Q16
Nov 14, 10:04
Wistron has reported net profits of NT$512 million (US$16.08 million) for the third quarter of 2016, down 16.97% on quarter and 22% from a year earlier. EPS for the quarter stood at NT$0.21.
Asustek reports strong earnings for 3Q16
Nov 14, 09:55
Asustek Computer has reported net profits of NT$5.979 billion (US$187.75 million) for the third quarter of 2016, up 45% on quarter and 42% on year. The earnings translated into an EPS of NT$8 for the quarter, compared to NT$5.6 a quarter earlier and NT$5.7 a year earlier.
Simplo Technology nets NT$6.50 per share for January-September
Stockwatch - Nov 11, 11:46
Battery pack maker Simplo has reported third-quarter 2016 consolidated revenues of NT$14.623 billion (US$463 million), gross margin 10.11%, net operating profit NT$817 million, net profit NT$717 million and net EPS NT$2.33, The company posted consolidated revenues of NT$41.563 billion, gross margin...
Silitech reports losses for 3Q16
Stockwatch - Nov 11, 11:11
Chassis maker Silitech Technology has reported a net loss of NT$21 million (US$661,815) or NT$0.12 per share on revenues of NT$626 million for the third quarter of 2016.
Lite-On Semi generates profits for 3Q16
Stockwatch - Nov 10, 15:53
Discrete and analog IC component maker Lite-On Semiconductor has reported net profits of NT$327.2 million (US$10.36 million) or NT$0.55 per share for the third quarter of 2016.
Casetek to join iPhone chassis supply chain, say sources
Nov 10, 15:31
Taiwan-based metal chassis maker Casetek reportedly will join the supply chain for Apple's iPhone and become the fourth supplier after Catcher Technology, Foxconn Technology and US-based Jabil, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.
Intel looks to add Wi-Fi and USB 3.1 support into next-generation chipsets
Nov 10, 15:15
Intel reportedly is planning to add USB 3.1 and Wi-Fi functions into its motherboard chipsets and the new design may be implemented in its upcoming 300-series scheduled to be released at the end of 2017, according to sources from motherboard makers. Intel declined to comment on market speculation.
Panel shortages expected to hurt notebook demand in 1H17, says Compal president
Nov 10, 14:47
LCD TV panel shortages are prompting panel makers to shift their capacity and the issue has caused notebook panels to see tight supply, according to Compal Electronics president Ray Chen, while notebook panel demand will remain strong in the first half of 2017. Vendors are likely to raise their notebook...
Asustek October revenues decline
Nov 10, 10:46
Asustek Computer has announced consolidated revenues of NT$38.3 billion (US$1.22 billion) for October, down 14.2% on month and 7.5% on year. Combined consolidated revenues for the first 10 months in 2016 were down 0.6% on year to reach NT$378.71 billion.
Gigabyte sees revenues drop in October
Stockwatch - Nov 10, 10:42
Gigabyte Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$4.05 billion (US$128.15 million) for October 2016, representing a 22.85% drop on month and 3.54% drop on year.
Foxlink revenues drop in October
Stockwatch - Nov 9, 15:37
Foxlink has reported consolidated revenues of NT$9.491 billion f(US$302.31 million) or October 2016, representing a 9.61% drop on month and 32.36% drop on year.
CCI revenues rise, but profits drop in 3Q16
Nov 9, 15:31
Taiwan-based cooling module maker Chaun-Choung Technology (CCI) has announced third-quarter consolidated revenues of NT$1.86 billion (US$58.86 million), up 3.04% sequentially, but profits were down 17.19% sequentially and net profits also dropped to only NT$167 million, leaving EPS at only NT$1.94,...
Lite-On Technology October revenues up on year
Nov 9, 11:28
EMS provider Lite-On Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$20.55 billion (US$652 million) for October, decreasing 7.67% on month but increasing 3.99% on year.
Dialog Semiconductor, Energous team to accelerate wireless charging adoption
Nov 9, 11:21
Dialog Semiconductor, a provider of highly-integrated power management, AC/DC power conversion, solid state lighting (SSL) and Bluetooth low energy (LE) technology, has announced a strategic investment in Energous, the developer of WattUp, a revolutionary wire-free charging technology that provides...
Hinge maker Syncmold reports strong profits for 3Q16
Nov 8, 21:22
Hinge/stand maker Syncmold Enterprise has reported net profits of NT$299 million (US$9.5 million) for the third quarter of 2016, up 46.57% on quarter and 8.33% on year. EPS for the quarter reached at NT$2.
Chicony Power sees revenues up in October
Stockwatch - Nov 8, 15:55
Power supply maker Chicony Power Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.695 billion (US$85.6 million) for October, increasing 18.41% from a year earlier.