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VIA eyes panoramic photography business opportunity

Mar 23, 15:26

VIA Technologies has been shifting its focus from the PC processor market to the embedded sector and has recently announced its new Vpai 720 degree panoramic photography solution. The company has formed partnerships with China-based vendors to sell seven mobile panoramic cameras based on the solution...

Motherboard vendors see shipments drop in 1Q17 despite new AMD, Intel processors

Mar 23, 12:35

Despite Intel, AMD and Nvidia having all launched new processor or graphics chip products for the first quarter, motherboard players continue to suffer decreased shipments in the quarter and demand is also unlikely to pick up in the second, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.

Tai Tung Communication expects large gain from selling factory

Mar 23, 11:00

Fiber-optic cable maker Tai Tung Communication will sell a factory in New Taipei City, northern Taiwan, and expects a capital gain of NT$1.108-1.328 billion (US$36.1-43.3 million), the company said at a March 22 investor conference.

Ju Teng International to benefit from increased Surface shipments in 2017

Mar 21, 21:01

Chassis maker Ju Teng International Holdings, currently the exclusive supplier of metal-alloy chassis used in Microsoft Surface-series notebooks and tablets, is expected to see large growth in metal-alloy chassis shipments in 2017 due to increases in Surface shipments, according to industry sources.

Wireless charging demand boosting PDC technology popularity

Mar 20, 16:20

Wireless charging demand is expected to pick up with the arrival of the next-generation iPhones and the trend is also expected to prompt smartphone vendors to adopt glass- or ceramic-based chassis instead of the traditional metal one because of its new charging method. Chassis makers have also been...

Syncmold 2016 net EPS hits record

Mar 20, 11:00

LCD monitor/TV hinge and stand maker Syncmold Enterprise Group has reported its 2016 net EPS reached NT$6.06, the company's highest-ever annual level.

Catcher reports 2016 results

Mar 17, 15:36

Metal-alloy chassis maker Catcher Technology on March 16 released its financial report for the fourth quarter of 2016, recording consolidated revenues of NT$24.02 billion (US$762 million), gross margin of 50.05%, net operating profit of NT$9.82 billion, net profit of NT$9.53 billion and net EPS of...

AMD to launch Ryzen 5-series CPUs in April

Mar 17, 12:40

Having just released its Ryzen 7 processors, AMD is planning to launch Ryzen 5 desktop-use CPUs on April 11, including 6-core 12-threads 1600X and 1600 and quad-core 8-threads 1500X and 1400 for sale at US$249, US$219, US$189 and US$169 respectively, disclosed company CEO Lisa Su at a technology summit...

AMD to launch Ryzne 5 processors in April

LAN transformer maker Bothhand reports NT$5.46 EPS for 2016

Newswatch - Mar 15, 22:25

Taiwan-based LAN transformer maker Bothhand Enterprise has reported net profits of NT$321 million (US$10.37 million) or NT$5.46 per share for 2016. Based on the earnings, the company plans to deal out a cash dividend of NT$5.20 for the year.

China market: Xiaomi invests in 77 firms to form smart hardware ecosystem

Mar 15, 14:12

Xiaomi Technology has committed equity investments in a total of 77 hardware companies to form an ecosystem for the production of smart household devices, according a China-based cnBeta.com report.

Primax Electronics subsidiary Tymphany to acquire B&O Czech subsidiary

Mar 14, 14:08

PC peripheral and office machine maker Primax Electronics on March 13 announced that its wholly-owned audio device subsidiary maker Tymphany Worldwide Enterprise will acquire a 100% stake in Bang & Olufsen s.r.o., a Czech-based wholly-owned subsidiary maker of Denmark-based audio device vendor...

Global tablet shipments to dip below 40 million in 1Q17

Mar 14, 12:31

For the first time in almost five years, global quarterly tablet shipments will dip below 40 million units in the first quarter of 2017, according to Digitimes Research.

Chicony reports EPS NT$5.24 for 2016

Newswatch - Mar 13, 14:05

Chicony Electronics has reported net profits of NT$3.531 billion (US$114.1 million) or NT$5.24 per share for 2016. Based on its earnings, the company plans to deal out dividends of NT$4.3 for 2016, including NT$4.25 in cash and NT$0.05 in shares.

Delta Electronics to focus M&A on industrial automation sector

Mar 13, 11:22

Power supply and energy management solution provider Delta Electronics regards mergers and acquisitions as a main source of revenue growth and aims to acquire large industrial automation firms in two years, company chairman Yancey Hai said at a March 10 investors conference.

Delta Electronics chairman Yancey Hai

Foxconn Technology reports decreased revenues for February

Stockwatch - Mar 13, 10:54

Metal casing and structure maker Foxconn Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$4.366 billion (US$140.64 million) for February, representing a 46.63% drop on month and 4.16% drop on year.

Altek revenues drop 17.23% on year in February 2017

Stockwatch - Mar 10, 16:26

Altek has reported consolidated revenues of NT$767 million (US$24.7 million) for February 2017, representing a 10.5% drop on month and 17.23% increase on year.

Asustek reports 10% on-year decline in February revenues

Stockwatch - Mar 10, 16:22

Asustek Computer has reported consolidated revenues of NT$31.818 billion (US$1.02 billion) for February 2017, representing a 1.5% increase on month and 10.1% drop on year.

MSI sees February revenues rise 7.65% on year

Stockwatch - Mar 10, 16:18

Micro-Star International (MSI) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$7.302 billion (US$235.15 million) for February 2017, representing a 13.71% drop on month and 7.65% increase on year.

Seagate Technology focuses HDD R&D on SMR, TDMR, HAMR, says senior VP

Mar 10, 16:01

Seagate Technology has focused 2016-2020 HDD R&D on shingled magnetic recording (SMR), two-dimensional MR (TDMR) and heat-assisted MR (HAMR), according to company senior vice president of Global Sales and Sales Operations BS Teh.

AcBel sees opportunities in new businesses

Mar 10, 15:31

AcBel Polytech president David Kao has disclosed that he expects the company's investments in the new energy industry to start benefiting the company, which has also been aggressively looking to form a partnership with the state-run Taiwan Power Company for smart grid establishment in Taiwan.

Connector maker Sinbon to hand out cash dividend of NT$3.5 for 2016

Newswatch - Mar 10, 14:10

Connector and cable assembly maker Sinbon Electronics plans to hand out dividends of NT$3.50 in cash for 2016 based on an EPS of NT$5.15 recorded in the year.

Transcend posts 2016 EPS of NT$6.69

Mar 10, 10:36

Memory module company Transcend Information has reported net profits fell 10.5% on year to NT$2.88 billion (US$92.8 million) in 2016. EPS for the year came to NT$6.69.

Nvidia announces Jetson TX2 for IoT applications

Mar 9, 22:35

Nvidia has unveiled the Jetson TX2, a credit card-sized platform that delivers AI computing for intelligent factory robots, commercial drones and smart cameras for AI cities.

Nvidia Jetson TX2 platform

Foxlink revenues up over 28% on year in February

Stockwatch - Mar 9, 16:10

Foxlink has reported consolidated revenues of NT$5.835 billion (US$188.26 million) for February 2017, representing a 4.26% drop on month and 28.39% increase on year.

Chicony Electronics sees revenues rise in February

Stockwatch - Mar 9, 16:08

Chicony Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$5.204 billion (US$167.9 million) for February 2017, representing a 1.16% increase on month and 13.3% increase on year.

PSI to spin off energy business

Mar 9, 10:08

Phoenix Silicon International (PSI) has disclosed plans to spin off its energy business, which will be transferred to a subsidiary specializing in batteries. The move is to focus on its core business, according to the Taiwan-based company.

Cvilux 2016 revenues up 1.81% on year

Mar 8, 21:43

Electronic connector maker Cvilux posted consolidated revenues of NT$2.59 billion (US$81.6 million) for 2016, inching up 1.81% on year. Among applications, notebooks accounted for 28% of consolidated revenues, networking/communication devices 19.7%, industrial electronics 25.5%, optoelectronics 12.0%,...

Gigabyte revenues up almost 43% on year in February

Stockwatch - Mar 8, 15:39

Gigabyte Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$4.727 billion (US$153.21 million) for February 2017, representing a 10.18% increase on month and 42.57% increase on year.

Lite-On Technology reports nearly 14% on-year rise in February sales

Stockwatch - Mar 8, 15:36

Lite-On Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$16.024 billion (US$519.37 million) for February 2017, representing a 1.18% drop on month and 13.76% increase on year.

ECS revenues drop in February

Stockwatch - Mar 7, 16:15

Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.606 billion (US$52 million) for February 2017, representing a 38.19% drop on month and 4.06% drop on year.

Silitech sees revenues dips slightly in February

Stockwatch - Mar 7, 15:26

Chassis and keypad maker Silitech Technology has announced consolidated revenues of NT$173 million (US$5.6 million) for February, slipping 1.61% on month and 6.49% on year.

Sinbon enjoys small on-year revenue growth in February

Mar 7, 15:20

Taiwan-based component maker Sinbon Electronics saw its revenues drop 9.25% on month but grow 3.4% on year to NT$1.05 billion (US$33.94 million) in February.

Merry sales down on month in February, but to pick up in 2Q17

Stockwatch - Mar 7, 11:31

Headset and audio component supplier Merry Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.227 billion (US$40 million) for February, slipping 13.53% on month but surging 184.12% on year.

Chicony Power reports increased earnings for 2016

Newswatch - Mar 6, 15:09

Power supply maker Chicony Power Technology has reported net profits of NT$1.62 billion (US$52.286 million) for 2016, increasing 16.2% from a year earlier.

ASRock sees earnings decline in 2016

Newswatch - Mar 6, 15:02

Motherboard maker ASRock saw its net profit decline 33.7% on year to NT$160 million (NT$5.16 million) in 2016 during which total revenues were down only 1.33% to NT$7.121 billion.

Largan Precision February revenues up on year

Mar 6, 11:30

Smartphone-use lens module maker Largan Precision has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.453 billion (US$112 million) for February, decreasing 9.22% on month but increasing 69.46% on year.

Chassis maker Waffer sees revenues surge over 47% on year in February

Newswatch - Mar 6, 10:40

Notebook chassis maker Waffer Technology has announced revenues of NT$202.14 million (US$6.529 million) for February, down 0.42% sequentially but up 47.21% on year.

Nishoku Technology setting up factory in China

Mar 3, 14:42

Plastic mold injection component maker Nishoku Technology is constructing a factory to mainly produce plastic automotive components in Kunshan, eastern China, with completion scheduled for the end of 2017 and production to kick off in early 2018, according to company general manager Chien Sheng Tsai...

AMD releases Ryzen 7 desktop processors

Mar 3, 12:15

AMD has released the first three models of its next-generation high-performance AMD Ryzen desktop processor. Ryzen is the first processor based on the entirely new AMD Zen core microarchitecture, bringing multi-core performance for PC gamers, creators, and hardware enthusiasts.

AMD Ryzen CPU

BizLink Holding to expand overseas production capacity

Mar 2, 22:03

Wire harness, cable assembly and connector maker BizLink Holding, in view of strong demand from electric vehicle makers, will expand production capacity at its factories in China, the US and Mexico in 2017, with total capacity to increase by 20-30%, according to company chairman Roger Liang.

Global HDD shipments in 2016 estimated at 425.8 million units, says IDEMA Japan

Mar 2, 10:53

There were 425.8 million hard disk drives (HDDs) shipped globally in 2016, slipping 9.2% on year, and annual shipments kept decreasing from the peak of 651.4 million units in 2010, according to International Disk Drive Equipment and Materials Association (IDEMA) Japan.

SSD push for Seagate to complement its HDD business

Mar 1, 15:12

Hard disk drive (HDD) players such as Seagate, have been pushing into the solid state drive (SSD) market via acquisitions or forming strategic alliances with SSD partners for the past several years. However, although demand for SSDs from the notebook market has been rising, Seagate senior vice president...

Lite-On Technology expects monthly dual-lens CCM shipments to rise to 4-5 million units in 2Q17

Mar 1, 11:53

Lite-On Technology expects 3-5 China-based smartphone vendors to adopt dual-lens CCMs (compact camera modules) in first-quarter 2017, boosting its monthly shipments of such products to 4-5 million units in the second quarter, according to the company.

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.

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