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Nvidia to host GTC Taipei starting September 21

Sep 20, 14:19

Nvidia's GPU Technology Conference (GTC) in Taipei will begin on September 21 and company CEO Jen-Hsun Huang is expected to make a keynote about the company's development progresses on artificial intelligence (AI), deep learning and its automatic driving platform. Nvidia will showcase its latest GPU...

Welltend acquires orders for Xbox cables, says paper

Newswatch - Sep 19, 22:35

Taiwan-based cable and connector maker Welltend has received orders for Microsoft's Xbox gaming console, which increased the company's revenues in August by 3.55% on month and 28.4% on year to NT$174 million (US$5.48 million), according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) report...

Foxconn to raise US$1 billion through EMTN issues

Newswatch - Sep 19, 11:01

Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision) plans to raise a total of US$1 billion through two tranches of corporate bond issues, according to a company statement filed with the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE).

Stamping component maker Min Aik sees revenues up on month in August

Newswatch - Sep 14, 11:27

Handset- and PC-use metal stamping component maker Min Aik Precision Industrial has reported consolidated revenues of NT$210 million (US$6.618 million) for August, up 19% on month but down 22.59%.

Notebook, IT product vendor Clevo sees improved sales in August

Newswatch - Sep 13, 21:25

Clevo has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.52 billion (US$47.9 million) for August, increasing 4.43% from the previous month. Accumulated 2016 revenues through August totaled NT$12.067 billion, up 1.74% from a year earlier.

Yen Sun sees rising cooling module orders for car and IT applications

Sep 13, 14:36

Taiwan-based cooling fan maker Yen Sun Technology has announced consolidated revenues of NT$196 million (US$6.19 million) for August, up 38% on year, and NT$1.58 billion for the first eight months of 2016, up 12.34% on year. With rising orders for car-use fans, mobile air conditioning systems and cooling...

Acer Taiwan general manager appointment raises concern among IT vendors

Sep 12, 16:01

Acer has appointed Lin Chia-chang, general manager of its subsidiary Weblink International, as general manager of Acer Taiwan and Lin will also continue to head Weblink. However, several IT brand vendors that outsource their product distribution in Taiwan to Weblink are concerned that his double role...

Colorful sees increasing graphics card shipments in 2016

Sep 12, 15:56

Thanks to strong demand for their Nvidia Pascal-based graphics cards, Micro-Star International (MSI) and Asustek Computer are expected to see their graphics card shipments reach five million units in 2016, while China-based Colorful will also achieve shipments of 4.2 million units for the year, becoming...

MSI reports strong sales for August

Stockwatch - Sep 12, 15:23

Micro-Star International (MSI) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$10.224 billion (US$323.109 million) for August, representing a 22.62% increase on month and 39.22% increase on year.

Mangoldt begins operation at reactor factory in Taiwan

Sep 12, 12:40

Germany-based reactor maker Hans von Mangoldt has started operation at its new factory and branch office in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. The factory is estimated to be able to supply 24,000 reactors every year initially, but the volume is expected to reach 40,000 units after five years, according to the compa...

Mangoldt factory in Kaohsiung, Taiwan

Gigabyte reports increased revenues for August

Stockwatch - Sep 9, 16:09

Gigabyte Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$5.004 billion (US$159.38 million) for August 2016, representing a 7.98% increase on month and 30.09% increase on year.

Delta Electronics reports increased revenues for August

Stockwatch - Sep 9, 16:09

Delta Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$18.737 billion (US$596.78 million) for August 2016, representing a 0.11% increase on month and 3% increase on year.

Chicony revenues hit 9-month high in August

Stockwatch - Sep 9, 16:00

Chicony Electronics saw its revenues grow 13.4% on month and 4% on year to a nine-month high of NT$7.055 billion in August.

Foxlink sees revenues up on month in August

Stockwatch - Sep 9, 15:42

Foxlink has reported consolidated revenues of NT$8.538 billion (US$271.94 million) for August 2016, representing a 17.71% increase on month but a 14.4% drop on year.

Nvidia sees tight graphics card supply; to release GTX 1050 in late September

Sep 9, 15:27

Nvidia's Pascal-based GeForce GTX 1080, 1070 and 1060 graphics cards are seeing strong demand from the market and therefore are currently in tight supply. To further expand into the market, Nvidia is planning to release its mid-range GTX 1050 graphics card at the end of September at the earliest.

Qisda sees growing revenues in August

Sep 9, 15:08

Qisda has announced consolidated revenues of NT$10.7 billion (US$341.23 million) for August, up 4.03% on month and 1.4% on year, and NT$84.27 billion for the first eight months of 2016 combined, down 3.06% on year. Of the amount, NT$7.99 billion were contributed by Qisda's design and manufacturing...

ECS reports on-year revenue growth for August

Stockwatch - Sep 8, 15:50

Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.081 billion (US$98.43 million) for August 2016, representing a 37.21% increase on month and 24.25% drop on year.

Chaintech to push VR applications with China channel retailer Pason

Sep 8, 15:33

Taiwan-based motherboard/graphics card player Chaintech recently signed letter of intent with China-based IT channel retailer Pason to provide product planning assistance and capacity to help it manufacture products. The two will also push into China's virtual reality (VR) market with an integrated...

Chaintech to partner with Pason

Lite-On Technology August revenues hit 5-year high

Sep 8, 11:39

EMS provider Lite-On Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$21.053 billion (US$664 million) for August, the highest monthly figure in the past five years with growth of 8.69% on month and 17.63% on year.

Amperex Technology expected to take over production of Galaxy Note 7 batteries

Sep 7, 15:36

Following the recall by Samsung Electronics of its Galaxy Note 7 due to defective batteries produced by Samsung SDI, China-based Amperex Technology, which was a secondary supplier of batteries for the model, is expected to take over as main supplier following the incident, according to industry sour...

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 battery issue expected to benefit Taiwan battery shipments, says paper

Newswatch - Sep 6, 15:35

The recall of Samsung Electronics' Galaxy Note 7 over battery issues has raised concerns among worldwide smartphone brands about their battery quality and is expected to benefit Taiwan-based battery makers including Simplo Technology and Dynapack, which have advantages in technology and quality, according...

Chaintech partners with China e-commerce platform Getworth to boost sales

Sep 6, 12:29

Taiwan-based motherboard/graphics card player Chaintech Technology has announced to cooperate with China-based online shopping platform Getworth (T-mall) to sell its motherboards and graphics cards in China.

Largan Precision monthly revenues hit 2016 high in August

Sep 5, 21:02

Smartphone-use lens module maker Largan Precision on September 5 reported consolidated revenues of NT$4.821 billion (US$152 million) for August, the highest monthly level so far in 2016 with growth of 5.01% on month and drop of 9.12% on year, and those of NT$27.701 billion for January-August, slipping...

Intel begins shipping Kaby Lake notebook CPUs

Sep 5, 12:16

Intel has begun delivering its next-generation notebook-use Kaby Lake processors and will start shipping comparable desktop-use CPUs by year-end 2016, according to sources from Taiwan PC makers.

DRAM contract prices continue to rally, says DRAMeXchange

Sep 2, 11:39

DRAM contract prices continued their growth in August with prices for 4GB modules reaching as high as US$14, according to DRAMeXchange.

Acer begins shipping StarVR devices

Sep 1, 15:14

Acer has begun small volume shipments of its first head-mounted display (HMD) VR device, the StarVR, and will ramp up shipments in 2017, according to company CEO Jason Chen. Acer developed the VR device in cooperation with Sweden-based Starbreeze.

Acer StarVR HMD device

IFA 2016: Acer unveils VR devices and new notebooks

Sep 1, 12:33

Acer has unveiled a number of new products, including ultrathin notebooks, Chromebooks, VR devices, 2-in-1 models, tablets and smartphones, at a product presentation prior to the opening of IFA 2016.

Acer new gaming notebook the Predator 21X

Connector maker Alltop posts EPS NT$2.55 for January-July period

Newswatch - Aug 31, 15:18

Connector maker Alltop Technology has reported net profits of NT$44 million (US$1.387 million) for July, expanding earnings for the first seven months of 2016 to NT$167 million, or NT$2.55 per share.

SSD adoption in notebooks to top 50% in 2018, says DRAMeXchange

Aug 30, 11:09

DRAMeXchange has maintained its estimate given earlier in 2016 that the adoption of SSDs in notebooks would exceed 30% in 2016. The proportion is forecast to reach 56% in 2018, according to the research firm.

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...

Commentary: Taiwan makers reluctant to yield to Apple requests to lower quotes

Aug 19, 14:13

Apple has met resistance from makers in Taiwan's supply chain to lower their quotes for parts and components for iPhone 7 devices, a move which aims to force Apple to discontinue its established policy of constantly squeezing profits from Taiwan suppliers.

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...

MSI new gaming notebooks

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.

Foxconn Technology reports sequential revenue growth for July 2016

Stockwatch - Aug 15, 11:46

Foxconn Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$6.86 billion (US$218.59 million) for July 2016, representing a 13.02% increase on month and 5.31% decline on year.

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.

Primax Electronics expects 2H16 revenue growth from audio products, CCMs

Stockwatch - Aug 12, 16:05

Primax Electronics expects audio devices and components and CCMs to become the main source of growth in consolidated revenues for the second half of 2016, according to the company at an August 11 investors conference.

Handset component maker Silitech swings back to profitability in 2Q16

Newswatch - Aug 12, 15:32

Handset keypad and component maker Silitech Technology swung back to profitability in the second quarter of 2016, in which net profits reached NT$2 million (US$63,886) or NT$0.01 per share.

Lite-On Technology expects return on biomedical investment to begin in 2016

Aug 12, 14:38

Lite-On Technology started investing in biomedical products by setting up a related business unit in 2011 and expects to start seeing a return on the investment beginning 2016, CEO Warren Chen said at an August 11 investors conference.

Point-of-care glycated hemoglobin analyzer unveiled by Lite-On Technology

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.

Gigabyte sees mild on-year increase in July revenues

Stockwatch - Aug 9, 15:59

Gigabyte Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$4.634 billion (US$147.4 million) for July 2016, representing a 4.51% drop on month and 3.9% increase 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.

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