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Taiwan tier-2 motherboard players aggressively seeking new business opportunities

May 27, 11:01

Second- and third-tier Taiwan's motherboard players have been aggressively looking for business opportunities outside of the branded motherboard market as competition from the top-two players, Asustek Computer and Gigabyte Technology, is intensifying, according to industry sources.

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...

Only top-2 motherboard players do not suffer from on-year decline in 1H16 shipments

May 23, 22:29

Asustek Computer and Gigabyte Technology are both expected to enjoy a slight on-year growth in motherboard shipments in the first half, but their increased shipments are taken from second- and third-tier players including ASRock, Micro-Star International (MSI), Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) and...

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...

Foxlink sees earning drop sharply in 1Q16

May 18, 11:28

Electronic component maker Foxlink has reported net profits of NT$23.08 million (US$707,402) for the first quarter of 2016, a decline of 89.97% on year. The earnings translated into an EPS of NT$0.05 for the quarter.

Intel, Microsoft to limit OS support on new processors; to increase IPC players costs

May 16, 22:25

With Intel planning to have its next-generation processors support only Windows 10, industrial PC (IPC) players are concerned that the move will dramatically increase their costs and affect market demand, according to sources from IPC players.

Wistron sees earnings tumble nearly 50% on year in 1Q16

Newswatch - May 16, 15:17

ODM Wistron has reported net profits of NT$383 million (US$11.74 million) for the first quarter of 2016, a sharp decline of 46.6% from a year earlier.

Gigabyte reports increased profits for 1Q16

Newswatch - May 16, 15:04

Gigabyte Technology has reported net profits of NT$542.11 million (US$16.62 million) for the first quarter of 2016, increasing 66.8% on quarter and 27.8% on year. The earnings translated into an EPS of NT$0.86 for the quarter.

Primax Electronics to expand smartphone-use CCM capacity

Stockwatch - May 13, 11:32

Primax Electronics has revealed it will expand production capacity for smartphone-use compact camera modules (CCMs) by 10% at the end of the second quarter or the beginning of the third quarter of 2016.

Compal expects notebook shipments to drop 10% in 2016

May 13, 11:26

Compal Electronics' notebook shipments in 2016 are expected to drop by 10% on year, as order visibility for the second half of the year remains unclear, according to company president Ray Chen.

Lite-On Technology to produce cloud computing-use power management systems

May 13, 11:19

EMS provider Lite-On Technology plans to develop power management systems for cloud computing infrastructure in view of the growing popularity for in-house maintained enterprise clouds, the company said at a May 12 investors conference.

IP camera maker JSW Pacific reports EPS NT$0.37 for 1Q16

May 12, 14:28

IP camera and smart home security device maker JSW Pacific has reported net profits of NT$10.06 million (US$309,586) or NT$0.37 per share for the first quarter of 2016.

Taiwan motherboard players crossing into IPC, embedded industries

May 12, 13:56

Facing weakening worldwide PC demand, Taiwan-based motherboard players have been expanding their businesses into new industries such as industrial PC (IPC), healthcare, car electronics and embedded products to strive for orders, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.

Unitech sees April revenues down on month

May 12, 10:24

Rugged handheld computer vendor Unitech Electronics has reported revenues of NT$129 million (US$3.97 million) for April, down 22.23% on month and 21.88% on year. For the first four months of 2016, revenues totaled NT$577.57 million, decreasing 9.73% on year.

Silitech reports losses for 1Q16

Stockwatch - May 11, 21:08

Keypad and chassis maker Silitech Technology has reported a net loss of NT$67 million or NT$0.37 per share on revenues of NT$605 million for the first quarter of 2016.

Delta Electronics reports decreased revenues for April

Stockwatch - May 11, 14:35

Delta Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$17.008 billion (US$523.19 million) for April 2016, representing a 5.72% drop on month and 7.86% drop on year.

Gigabyte sees April revenues rise slightly on year

Stockwatch - May 10, 15:39

Gigabyte Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.874 billion (US$119.38 million) for April 2016, representing a 20.45% drop on month but a 1.88% increase on year.

Lite-On April revenues down sequentially

May 10, 14:01

EMS provider Lite-On Technology on May 9 reported consolidated revenues of NT$17.232 billion (US$532 million) for April, decreasing 6.28% on month but inching up 0.35% on year.

Chicony Electronics reports decreased revenues for April

Stockwatch - May 10, 11:21

Chicony Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$5.288 billion (US$162.95 million) for April 2016, representing a 17.78% drop on month and 15.44% drop on year.

MSI reports on-year increase in April revenues

Stockwatch - May 10, 11:21

Micro-Star International (MSI) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$6.76 billion (US$208.31 million) for April 2016, representing a 17.6% drop on month and 15.29% increase on year.

Foxlink reports revenues for April 2016

Stockwatch - May 10, 11:19

Foxlink has reported consolidated revenues of NT$6.29 billion (US$193.83 million) for April 2016, representing a 3.94% drop on month and 19.39% drop on year.

Altek reports decreased revenues for April

Stockwatch - May 10, 11:18

Altek has reported consolidated revenues of NT$951 million (US$29.31 million) for April 2016, representing a 0.05% increase on month and 13.87% drop on year.

China white-box players leaving tablet market and pushing into new applications

May 9, 15:21

With the global tablet market becoming mature and related shipments gradually weakening, China's white-box players are leaving the market and turning to focus on new businesses such as 2-in-1 devices, robots and virtual reality.

Largan Precision reports on-year drop in April revenues

Stockwatch - May 6, 16:51

Largan Precision has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.105 billion (US$95.82 million) for April 2016, representing a 2.67% increase on month but a 27.36% drop on year.

ECS sees revenues decline in April

Stockwatch - May 6, 16:51

Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.132 billion (US$65.8 million) for April 2016, representing a 20.71% drop on month and 23.19% drop on year.

Catcher expects flat performance in 2016

May 6, 16:29

Taiwan-based chassis maker Catcher Technology has turned conservative about its performance in the first half of 2016 and expects sales to stay flat from the same period a year ago as a large client has not been performing well recently, according to company chairman Hung Shui-shu.

Quanta Storage nets NT$0.33 per share for 1Q16

Stockwatch - May 6, 15:42

Optical disc, hard disk drive and solid state drive (SSD) maker Quanta Storage on May 5 reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.85 billion (US$56.9 million), net operating profit of NT$71.5 million, net profit of NT$93 million and net EPS of NT$0.33 for the first quarter of 2016 and decided to distribute...

Headset maker Merry sees revenues up in April

Stockwatch - May 6, 15:17

Headset maker Merry Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.159 billion (US$35.8 million) for April, increasing 33.22% on month and 34.6% on year.

Hinge maker Syncmold reports decreased earnings for 1Q16

May 6, 13:52

Hinge/stand maker Syncmold Enterprise has reported net profits of NT$150 million (US$4.63 million) for the first quarter of 2016, decreasing 4% from a year earlier. The earnings translated into an EPS of NT$1.02 for the quarter.

Sinbon Electronics sees increased April revenues

May 5, 20:10

Connector and cable assembly maker Sinbon Electronics on May 5 reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.143 billion (US$35.3 million) for April, increasing 2.2% on month and 6.45% on year, and NT$4.509 billion for January-April, growing 10.51% on year.

Casetek sees on-year growth in 1Q16 revenues

May 5, 14:07

Taiwan-based chassis maker Casetek has announced revenues of NT$8.42 billion (US$260.24 million) for the first quarter, down 31.7% sequentially, but up 5.5% on year, while operating profits reached NT$1.26 billion, down 56.7% sequentially, but up 49.1% on year, and EPS NT$2.72.

Delta Electronics invests in Delta Controls, Loy Tec, Innocontrol to tap building automation market

Stockwatch - May 3, 11:13

Power supply maker and energy management solution provider Delta Electronics has revealed it will acquire a 100% stake in Canada-based Delta Controls at CAD220 million (US$175 million) and has already acquired both Austria-based Loy Tec electronics GmbH and Innocontrol electronics GmbH at EUR72 million...

Notebook-use thermal module makers step into server applications

Apr 29, 12:02

Notebook-use heat-dissipation module makers, including Taiwan-based Auras Technology, Sunonwealth Electric Machine Industry, Asia Vital Components and Cooler Master as well as Japan-based Furukawa Electric, are extending production to models for use in servers which is likely to trigger a price war,...

Transcend 1Q16 net profits fall 25%

Apr 29, 09:44

Memory module maker Transcend Information has announced net profits for the first quarter of 2016 declined 25.4% from a year earlier to NT$623 million (US$19.3 million), while consolidated revenues fell 7.9% on year to NT$5.65 billion.

Asustek denies plans to split company businesses

Apr 28, 12:53

Asustek Computer has refuted a rumor that the company is considering separating its Open Platform business group, which includes motherboard, graphics card, monitor and peripheral product lines, and the System business group, which includes PC, smartphone and tablet product lines, to form independent...

Hitech, Ezswap, Benma to push lithium-battery vehicles and exchange system in China

Apr 28, 12:22

Taiwan-based electric vehicle maker Hitech Energy has announced to partner with battery station operator Ezswap Networks and China-based Guangzhou Benma Industrial to establish battery exchange stations in Guangdong and Fujian provinces, China beginning the second half.

Demand for IC solutions from China robot markers increasing

Apr 25, 11:31

China-based hardware makers have rushed into the development and manufacture of robot products, offering an opportunity for Taiwan-based chipset vendors to ramp up their shipments to the sector, according to sources from Taiwan's IC supply chain.

Sinbon Electronics nets NT$1.41 per share for 1Q16

Apr 25, 10:30

Connector and cable assembly maker Sinbon Electronics has released its financial report for the first quarter of 2016, recording consolidated revenues of NT$3.323 billion (US$102 million), growing 10.52% on year, gross margin of 24.98%, up 2.53pp, net operating profit of NT$415 million, up 56.50%,...

VIA subsidiary Xander raided for making fake transactions

Stockwatch - Apr 22, 14:58

Taiwan's District Prosecutors Office raided the headquarters of Taiwan-based channel distributor Xander, a subsidiary of VIA Technologies, on April 21 as some of the company's executives and workers are suspected of having made fake transactions with companies they established to make its financial...

Primax reports increased earnings for 1Q16

Newswatch - Apr 22, 14:24

PC peripheral and mobile device component maker Primax Electronics has reported net profits of NT$400 million (US$12.38 million) for the first quarter of 2016, increasing 9% from a year earlier. The earnings translated into an EPS of NT$0.91 for the quarter compared to NT$0.85 of a year earlier.

Nvidia appoints new VP for Sales and Marketing in Asia Pacific

Apr 21, 15:29

Nvidia has announced that its Asia Pacific vice president of Sales and Marketing Francis Yu will retire and the company will appoint Vodafone Global Enterprise's ex-Asia Pacific vice president Raymond Teh to take over his position.

Foxconn-invested B2B online shopping platform commences operations

Apr 21, 14:12

A Foxconn-invested B2B business website, ibuyplastic.com, which is based in China, came online recently. The B2B platform aims to facilitate sales of more than 500 plastic parts and components from 18 companies to more than 3,000 clients initially, according to a China-based 163.com report.

Digitimes Research: AMD discrete GPU market share expected to rise

Apr 20, 16:02

SoC-based graphics cards were the most widely adopted GPU product in 2015 with a market share over 70%. CPU with integrated GPU was the second-largest GPU products, but its market share has been dropping every year because of the PC market's weakening demand. Shipments of discrete graphics cards have...

Intel reports 1Q16 GAAP revenue of US$13.7 billion

Apr 20, 15:28

Intel has reported first-quarter 2016 GAAP revenue of US$13.7 billion, operating income of US$2.6 billion, net income of US$2.0 billion and EPS of US%0.42. Intel reported non-GAAP revenue of US$13.8 billion, operating income of US$3.3 billion, net income of US$2.6 billion and EPS of US%0.54. The company...

Intel announces corporate restructuring; to reduce staff by 11%

Apr 20, 15:15

Intel has announced a restructuring initiative to accelerate its evolution from a PC company to one that powers the cloud and smart, connected computing devices. Intel said it will intensify focus in high-growth areas where it is positioned for long-term leadership, customer value and growth, while...

Micron intros new NVMe PCIe SSD portfolio

Apr 20, 11:18

Micron Technology has announced a new portfolio of PCIe solid state drives (SSDs) that leverage the high-performance NVMe protocol. The new Micron 9100 and 7100 PCIe SSDs provide data center customers with purpose-built storage products for implementing an agile, scale-out IT infrastructure. These...

Foxconn reportedly to return to China retail channel

Apr 19, 11:49

Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) reportedly is planning to return to China's retail channel, but instead of creating a specific department, Foxconn is separating the country into 8-10 areas for each of its sub-business groups to handle one segment, according to industry sources.

Lite-On Technology aims at revenue proportion of 10-15% for automotive electronics in 2018

Apr 18, 11:12

Lite-On Technology aims to increase the revenue proportion for automotive electronics, including LED automotive lighting (headlights, taillights, brake-lights and in-car lights), collision prevention sensors, driver-assist around-view cameras, actuating motors and heads-up displays, to 10-15% in 2018,...

Notebook-related IC suppliers expect to post 10-15% revenue growth in 2Q16

Apr 18, 10:43

Notebook-related IC suppliers expect to see revenues grow 10-15% sequentially in the second quarter of 2016 prior to a major pick-up in the third quarter, according to industry sources.

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