AMD unveils upcoming server strategy and roadmap
Jun 18, 15:24
AMD has publicly disclosed its strategy and roadmap to recapture market share in enterprise and data center servers by unveiling products that address key technologies and meet the requirements of the fastest-growing data center and cloud computing workloads.
Connector maker UDE to benefit from games console orders
Jun 18, 15:02
Taiwan-based network connector maker UDE is expected to start shipping products for the two major games consoles in the market in July and its shipments are expected to peak in October or November, according to market watchers.
Alltop expects 20-30% growth in non-notebook businesses
Jun 18, 12:06
Taiwan-based connector maker Alltop Technology expects its non-notebook businesses to enjoy a growth of 20-30% on year in 2013 as the company is gradually turning its focuses to automotive and cloud computing applications.
Simplo, Dynapack approve 2012 dividends
Stockwatch - Jun 18, 11:13
Taiwan-based lithium battery pack makers Simplo Technology and Dynapack International Technology approved the distribution of a cash dividend per share of NT$6.5 for 2012 each at their respective shareholders meetings on June 17, according to the companies.
Taiwan makers see booming orders for smartphone tablet accessories
Jun 17, 21:37
Taiwan-based handset component makers indicated that they have received increasing orders for accessories used in smartphones and/or tablets from overseas designers and/or trading firms, with Bluetooth keyboards, Bluetooth speakers, NFC (near field communication) devices and wireless power charging...
Technological barriers for consumer electronics chassis become higher
Jun 14, 15:56
As consumer electronics chassis entail multiple materials and manufacturing processes, technological barriers are becoming higher and this is favorable for Taiwan-based makers trying to maintain technological advantages over China-based competitors, according to Taiwan-based chassis makers.
Catcher Technology expects 2H13 revenues to grow 30% on year
Jun 14, 14:23
Metal-alloy chassis maker Catcher Technology expects consolidated revenues for the second half of 2013 to hike on year by 30% due to shipments for the new-generation iPad mini and orders from new clients, company chairman Hung Shui-shu said at the 2013 shareholder meeting on June 13.
Largan sues Genius Electronic in US for patent infringement
Jun 14, 12:17
The largest Taiwan-based handset-use lens module maker Largan Precision on June 13 announced its filing of a lawsuit with the California Northern District Court against fellow maker Genius Electronic Optical for infringement of its patents concerning camera lens design.
AMD unveils 5GHz processor
Jun 13, 16:15
AMD has unveiled two new members for its FX family of CPUs: the FX-9590, which AMD claims to be the world's first commercially available 5GHz CPU processor, and the FX-9370. The AMD FX-9000 series CPUs will be available initially in PCs through system integrators.
VIA, SiS see weak May revenues
Jun 13, 15:52
Taiwan-based chipmakers VIA Technologies and Silicon Integrated System (SiS) are both suffering from weak performance due to strong competition. VIA had consolidated revenues of NT$284 million (US$9.48 million) in May, down 8.9% on month and 21% on year, while SiS had NT$51.68 million, down 2.08% on...
PS4 components reportedly start shipping in June
Jun 11, 14:57
The upstream supply chain reportedly has already started shipping orders for the PlayStation 4 (PS4) in June, and volumes may reach one million units per month by September for the year-end holidays. Meanwhile, volume shipments for Microsoft's Xbox One are expected to start in the third quarter, according...
Demand for game console-use DRAM to rise
Jun 11, 12:49
Demand for high-density DRAM is expected to rise significantly on the upcoming roll-outs of new game consoles built with 8GB of memory, which will likely turn the availability of PC DRAM tighter, according to industry sources.
ASRock expects shipment and profit growth in 2013; sees revenue growth in May
Jun 10, 22:18
ASRock expects its motherboard shipments in 2013 to grow 10% on year, rising from 7.7 million units in 2012 to 8.5 million units and will enjoy better profits as the company successfully raised its mid-range and high-end models' shipment proportions and has entered the industrial PC (IPC) and the server...
Intel reportedly may quit the brand server motherboard business
Jun 10, 22:15
After quitting the brand desktop motherboard business, Intel may step out of the brand server motherboard business in the second half and the vacated demand is expected to boost shipments from Taiwan-based motherboard brand vendors such as Asustek Computer and Gigabyte Technology, sources from motherboard...
Gigabyte motherboard shipments to grow 15% in 3Q13
Jun 10, 22:10
Gigabyte Technology expects to achieve shipments of five million motherboards in the second quarter and a sequential growth of over 15% in the third quarter due to a competitor having major design flaws in its new motherboard products, allowing Gigabyte to step ahead and sell its products earlier in...
Lite-On Technology reports May consolidated revenues of NT$16 billion
Jun 10, 14:29
Lite-On Technology has announced May consolidated revenues of the parent company and its subsidiaries of NT$16.49 billion (US$553 million), showing a sequential growth of 1%. Consolidated May revenues of the parent company were NT$10.31 billion, representing an on-month growth of 4% compared to Apri...
Ritek to start production of Blu-ray M-Disc in August
Jun 10, 10:22
Taiwan-based blank optical disc maker Ritek will begin volume production of 25GB Blu-ray M-Disc, an optical disc developed by US-based Millenniata with a service life of 1,000 years, in August 2013, according to the company.
Analogix eyes link between smartphones and HD displays
Jun 6, 21:49
One of the most interesting new features on Intel's Thunderbolt 2 technology is the addition of DisplayPort 1.2 support in order to enable video streaming to a single Ultra HD monitor or dual QHD monitors. While Thunderbolt is targeted at the PC industry, there are a number of IC design firms looking...
AMD reportedly to join Chromebook camp
Jun 6, 15:07
As the IT market is gradually stepping into a generation filled with mixed platforms, AMD is reportedly planning to join Google's Chromebook supply chain, hoping to penetrate Intel's dominance in the notebook market with better price/performance ratio products, according to market watchers.
China-made tablets compete for spotlight at Computex 2013
Jun 6, 12:53
At the ongoing Computex 2013, a number of China-based companies including Malata, HKC Electronic, Hasee Computer and RightFriend Electronics Technology are showing their tablet products, competing for attention against Taiwan-based vendors such as Acer and Asustek Computer, both of whom have just launched...
DIY market forced to adapt to changing PC market
Jun 6, 12:45
The PC market as a whole is contracting, leaving manufacturers desperate to find transitional opportunities. PC DIY component makers are adapting to the changing market and in general have a positive outlook for the potential of new areas, such as audio-visual products and other types of peripheral...
MSI to push for shipment growth in all product lines in 2013
Jun 5, 20:51
Micro-Star International (MSI) expects its motherboard, graphics card, notebook and tablet shipments to grow significantly on year in 2013 as it has finalized its business organization and new product strategies for the year, according to Charles Jiang, MSI executive vice president.
SanDisk enhances SSD portfolio
Jun 5, 13:21
SanDisk has further enhanced its SSD product line for consumers and PC makers, and is looking to become one of the world's top-three SSD suppliers in 2014, according to Kevin Conley, senior VP and GM of Client Storage Solutions at the flash memory vendor.
Digital power supply: Q&A with Compuware executive
Jun 5, 11:54
While natural resources are being drained slowly, energy costs are rising and demand for advanced power supply options is increasing. One of these options is digital power supply, which provides advanced power efficiency and improved power factor correction (PFC). With over 10 years of experience in...
Eyeing the gaming market: Q&A with ECS executive Sam Yeh
Jun 5, 11:48
As many motherboard players have started paying attention to the gaming market, Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS), as a major motherboard vendor, is also set to expand its gaming business with a new product series. In addition, the company is eyeing better shipment performance in 2013, boosted by its...
Computex 2013: Intel unveils fourth-generation Intel Core processors
Jun 4, 19:56
Intel has introduced the fourth-generation Intel Core processor family. With power levels as low as 6W in scenario design power, Intel said it is enabling thinner, lighter, cooler, quieter and fanless designs. New Intel Core processors also power designs such as all-in-one PCs with great battery life,...
Taipei heats up for Computex 2013
Jun 3, 19:25
Computex Taipei 2013, which will run from June 4-8, is expected to attract 40,000 international buyers and create business opportunities worth US$25 billion. The show will host some 1,700 exhibitors occupying 5,000 booths. Firms including Intel, Microsoft, Acer, Asustek Computer, Gigabyte, Corning,...
InnoDisk, Aptos team up for industrial embedded use SSDs
May 31, 14:55
InnoDisk, which specializes in flash storage devices for industrial applications and embedded systems, has teamed up with backend service provider Aptos Technology to develop a new SSD lineup for industrial embedded systems.
Mobile computing devices to spur SSD market growth, says LSI
May 31, 13:48
A fundamental shift from PC computing toward computing on mobile devices will create huge demand for related devices, such as smartphones and tablets, and data centers for cloud computing. Many suppliers of NAND flash device controller ICs have expressed optimism about growth in demand coming from...
Antec, Thermaltake shifting to emerging markets
May 30, 15:56
US-based DIY PC component maker Antec has shifted its marketing focus from North America and Western Europe to China and Taiwan and will begin to tap emerging markets in Eastern Europe and Southeast Asia in the second half of 2013, while Taiwan-based fellow maker Thermaltake Technology has focused...
Foxlink to tap China automotive electronics market
May 28, 14:42
Taiwan-based connector maker Cheng Uei Precision Industry (Foxlink) will begin to tap China's automotive electronics used in energy saving, safety control and smart devices market in the second half of 2013, according to company chairman Guo Tai-qiang.
UDE likely to obtain orders from 2 game console vendors
May 24, 16:11
Taiwan-based integrated networking connector maker UDE is negotiating with a US-based and a Japan-based game console vendor, and stands a high chance of obtaining orders, according to the company. UDE recorded revenues of NT$1.11 billion (US$37.2 million), gross margin of NT$27.3%, net operating profit...
China-based ARM-architecture IC designers to attend 2013 Computex Taipei
May 22, 15:50
The main China-based ARM-architecture IC design houses, including Fuzhou Rockchip Electronics, Allwinner Technology, Nufront and Actions Semiconductor, will showcase IC solutions at 2013 Computex Taipei scheduled for June 4-8, to compete for orders from smartphone and tablet vendors.
Chicony seeks growth from non-notebook product lines
May 20, 21:55
Seeing the notebook industry suffering from weak demand, Taiwan-based keyboard maker Chicony Electronics has turned to its non-notebook businesses such as external keyboards and camera modules for tablets, for further growth in 2013.
More firms provide crystal-less USB 3.0 device controllers
May 20, 16:37
More USB 3.0 device controller suppliers have launched crystal-less solutions designed for small, lightweight products, including startup M31 Technology. The design would also help to reduce overall BOM cost, due to the elimination of an additional quartz oscillator.
Taiwan component makers conservative about growth in 2H13 notebook shipments
May 20, 15:31
While many vendors and ODMs expect notebook shipments in the second half of 2013 to significantly increase from the first, Taiwan-based component makers generally hold conservative outlooks, saying that many new tablet and smartphone models will be launched in the second half and will have a negative...
Asustek unveils Intel 8 series motherboards
May 17, 15:47
Asustek Computer has unveiled its latest Intel 8 series motherboards ahead of the chipset's official launch on June 2 as the company received Intel's agreements for allowing partial leakage.