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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.