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Digitimes Research: Skylake processor delay to weaken Windows 10 notebook demand

Oct 31, 15:55

Intel's Skylake-based processors, originally expected to launch in early third-quarter 2015 to support the release of Windows 10-based notebooks, may not become available until the end of the third quarter or early fourth-quarter 2015. The delay is expected to hurt demand for Windows 10 notebooks.

Young Optics expects slight sequential growth in 3Q14 shipments

Oct 30, 16:00

Optical component and module maker Young Optics expects shipments in the fourth quarter of 2014 to slightly increase on quarter, according to the company.

Asia Tech Image poised to start production in Myanmar

Stockwatch - Oct 30, 11:56

Contact image sensor (CIS) module maker Asia Tech Image is installing equipment at a newly constructed factory in Myanmar and expects to start production with an initial annual capacity of three million CIS modules in early 2015, company president Iris Wu disclosed at an October 29 investors confere...

Delta Electronics 3Q14 net profit hits record

Oct 30, 11:27

Power supply maker and energy management solution provider Delta Electronics has posted net profit of NT$5.837 billion (US$193 million) for the third quarter of 2014, hitting a quarterly record.

Quanta said to be main supplier of Google Project Ara

Oct 30, 11:04

Project Ara, Google's development plan for modular smartphones, is expected to become available on the market in 2015 with Quanta Computer reportedly being the main hardware supplier. Orders are expected to boost the Taiwan-based ODM's non-notebook revenues, according to sources from the upstream supply...

Elitegroup Computer Systems nets NT$1.67 per share for January-September

Oct 29, 15:58

Motherboard, desktop, notebook and tablet maker Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) on October 28 released its financial report for the third quarter of 2014, with consolidated revenues of NT$41.78 billion (US$1.39 billion), net operating profit of NT$1.26 billion, net profit of NT$1.17 billion and net...

AMD CEO to visit Lenovo, Asustek, TSMC and Acer

Oct 28, 12:27

AMD CEO Lisa Su is planning to visit Lenovo in China and Asustek Computer, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) and Acer in Taiwan in the near future to tighten its relationships and explain its latest product roadmap, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.

AMD CEO Lisa Su

Competition from China PC supply chain to remain strong in 2015

Oct 27, 16:10

Although demand for PCs has started recovering recently and shipments in 2015 are expected to remain at the same level as in 2014, Taiwan's supply chain is still facing fierce competition from China-based component makers, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.

Intel updates server processor plan; to release Haswell-EX/EP4S in 2Q15

Oct 27, 15:34

Intel's next-generation server processors for 2015 including new Haswell-EX (Xeon E7 v3 series) and -EP4S (Xeon E5-4600 v3 series), are scheduled to be released in the second quarter of 2015, giving clients more time to transition to the new platform, according to industry sources.

Intel updates server processor plan

Delta Electronics donates real-time toxic chemical detecting equipment to EPA

Oct 24, 16:31

Power supply maker and energy management solution provider Delta Electronics has donated a set of equipment for the on-site real-time detection of toxic chemicals from chemical disasters to the Environmental Protection Administration (EPA), according to EPA.

Taiwan makers in China less interested in additional investment, says TEEMA

Oct 24, 15:53

Manufacturers set up by Taiwan's citizens in China have become less interested and less willing to make additional investments in China and are instead considering relocating factories to India, Indonesia, Cambodia, Myanmar and Taiwan mainly because of rising costs, according to a survey of investments...

Intel Global Summit 2014 to focus on IoT, smart wearable devices, say Taiwan makers

Oct 24, 11:20

The Intel Global Summit 2014, which takes place November 3-5, is likely to focus on the Internet of Things (IoT) and smart wearable devices, according to industry sources.

Motherboard players and Intel to face challenges over CPU product line management in 2Q15

Oct 22, 15:25

Intel will have a total of four CPU product lines for the desktop market in the second quarter of 2015: the new 14nm Broadwell series and Skylake-S series which are both set to launch in the quarter; the existing 22nm Haswell Refresh series and the overclockable Haswell-E series, according to sources...

Taiwan Li-ion battery makers look to data center applications

Oct 21, 22:31

Taiwan-based Li-ion battery module makers, in view of weak global demand for notebooks and slow growth in tablet sales, are looking to new business opportunities from data center UPS systems, according to the makers.

Intel may stop providing subsidies for mobile solutions; switch to providing support through different methods

Oct 21, 16:06

With better-than-expected performance in the third quarter of 2014, some market watchers have speculated that Intel will stop providing subsidies for its mobile device solutions to eliminate losses from the business; however, sources from PC players believe Intel is likely to continue offering subsidies...

International smartphone chip vendors enhance development of tablet chips

Oct 20, 10:44

In view of increasing competition from large-screen smartphones, small-size (mainly 7-inch) tablet vendors have added 3G/4G voice communication functions and enlarged screen sizes and display resolution (from HD to Full HD) to keep their tablets competitive, according to industry sources. Consequently,...

Acer, MediaTek BYOC partnership to achieve some results in 1H15

Oct 17, 15:51

Acer and MediaTek's cooperation in cloud computing is expected to achieve preliminary results in the first half of 2015 related to wearable devices, according to Acer BYOC business manager Maverick Shih and general manager of MediaTek's new business development unit JC Hsu.

Maverick Shih, Acer BYOC business manager

Asustek beefs up own-brand motherboard marketing

Oct 17, 15:10

Competition in the global own-brand motherboard market between Asustek Computer and Gigabyte Technology is heating up and Asustek has lowered prices and strengthened marketing efforts, according to industry sources.

Primax to acquire 30% stake in Global Tek

Oct 17, 11:11

PC peripheral and CCM (compact camera module) maker Primax Electronics has said it will invest NT$545.49 million (US$18 million) to acquire a 30% stake in precision machining service provider Global Tek, in a bid to extend production to automotive and instrumentation components.

Largan Precision 3Q14 net profits hit record

Oct 17, 11:01

Lens module maker Largan Precision posted net profits of NT$5.286 billion (US$175 million) for the third quarter of 2014, its highest quarterly level on record, company CEO Lin En-ping said at an October 16 investors conference.

Sony commercializes high sensitivity CMOS image sensor for automotive cameras

Oct 17, 10:55

Sony has announced the commercialization of its "IMX224MQV" CMOS image sensor for automotive cameras, which it says boasts the world's highest sensitivity levels of any image sensor of its kind. The sensor is capable of capturing high-resolution color images even in light conditions as low...

Google launches Nexus 6 smartphone, Nexus 9 tablet, Nexus Player

Oct 16, 14:33

Google has launched its next-generation Nexus 6 smartphone with Motorola Mobility and its new tablet, the Nexus 9, in cooperation with HTC. The search engine giant has also teamed with Asustek Computer to roll out its new STB, the Nexus Player, according to a company press release.

Google Nexus 6

Inhon braces for impact on parent company over food scandal

Oct 16, 12:14

Sales of Inhon Technologies Group (Inhontech), an ODM maker of glass fiber handset and notebook cases, chassis and other plastics parts, may be affected by an ongoing investigation into its parent company Ting Hsin International Group over a tainted cooking oil scandal, according to industry sources...

Intel reports record 3Q14 revenue of US$14.6 billion

Oct 15, 16:09

Intel has reported third-quarter 2014 revenues of US$14.6 billion, operating income of US$4.5 billion, net income of US$3.3 billion and EPS of US$0.66. The company generated approximately US$5.7 billion in cash from operations, paid dividends of US$1.1 billion, and used US$4.2 billion to repurchase...

Delta Electronics supplies mini chokes for iPhone 6

Oct 15, 11:00

Power supply maker and energy management solution provider Delta Electronics is the exclusive supplier of mini chokes used in the iPhone 6/6 Plus, and is expected to see increased shipments of the product in the fourth quarter due to booming iPhone sales, according to industry sources.

Casetek enjoys growth in September revenues thank to orders for new iPad

Oct 14, 15:45

Casetek Holdings, a chassis making subsidiary of Pegatron Technology, has announced revenues of NT$3.29 billion (US$108.22 million) for September 2014, up 21.25% on month and 16.48% on year, with combined revenues for the first nine months of 2014 reaching NT$22.99 billion, down 9.03% on year.

Asustek, AMD said to strengthen partnership

Oct 14, 11:59

AMD's partnership with Asustek Computer is growing tighter and the CPU maker reportedly will use Zen to name its next-generation desktop APU platform for 2016 and their expanding cooperation is also expected to influence the desktop market, according to sources from the upstream supply chain. However,...

Gaming notebook vendors start new competition in 4Q14

Oct 13, 22:37

Despite weak sales of traditional notebooks, vendors are still aggressively releasing new gaming models and are expected to trigger a new wave of competition in the fourth quarter of 2014 as demand from the gaming market continues to rise and several governments worldwide are aggressively supporting...

Hong Kong Electronics Fair Autumn Edition kicks off

Oct 13, 16:17

Hong Kong Electronics Fair Autumn Edition 2014, organized by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) from October 13-16, has a total of 4,100 exhibitors showcasing their latest products.

MSI sees revenues rise in September

Stockwatch - Oct 13, 14:33

MSI has reported consolidated revenues of NT$8.198 billion (US$273.26 million) for September 2014, representing a 21.37% increase on month and 26.98% increase on year.

Altek sees decreased September revenues

Oct 13, 10:27

Digital camera ODM Altek posted consolidated revenues of NT$1.12 billion (US$37.0 million) for September 2014, falling on month by 16.17% and on year by 46.06%, according to the company.

Gigabyte sees strong revenue growth in September

Stockwatch - Oct 9, 14:28

Gigabyte has reported consolidated revenues of NT$5.116 billion (US$170.5 million) for September 2014, representing a 31.39% increase on month and 26.15% increase on year.

Nvidia announces GeForce GTX 980M/970M for gaming notebooks

Oct 9, 12:33

Nvidia has unveiled its latest mobile GPUs, the GeForce GTX 980M/970M, and has received orders from Asustek Computer, Gigabyte Technology, Micro-Star International (MSI) and Clevo for their gaming notebooks.

AMD appoints Lisa Su as president and CEO

Oct 9, 11:09

AMD has announced that its board of directors has appointed Lisa Su as president and chief executive officer and member of the board of directors, effective immediately.

Delta Electronics 3Q14 revenues hit record

Oct 9, 10:51

Power supplies and energy management solutions provider Delta Electronics has reported third-quarter consolidated revenues reached NT$50.455 billion (US$1.67 billion) hitting a quarterly record and growing by 5.96% sequentially and 9.35% on year.

Lite-On Technology September revenues up sequentially

Oct 9, 10:46

EMS provider Lite-On Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$20.313 billion (US$672 million) for September, growing 5.88% sequentially but slipping 0.24% on year.

Chicony reports revenues for September 2014

Stockwatch - Oct 8, 21:26

Chicony has reported consolidated revenues of NT$7.87 billion (US$258.03 million) for September 2014, representing a 29.41% increase on month and 17.71% increase on year.

Primax 3Q14 revenues hit record

Oct 8, 11:41

PC peripheral and handset-use CCM (compact camera module) maker Primax Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$13.623 billion (US$451 million) for third-quarter 2014, hitting the highest-ever quarterly level and increasing 0.32% seqeutnailly and 31.51% on year.

Notebook component makers turn to niche markets for survival

Oct 7, 16:02

Makers of internal notebook components are currently experiencing a wave of elimination as competition for orders has grown fierce and many small makers have reportedly quit the market, according to sources from the upstream supply chain, who added that many second-tier makers such as Mitac Precision...

AMD prepares to release next-generation notebook APUs

Oct 7, 16:02

AMD is planning to announce next-generation Carrizo APUs in March 2015 to replace its existing Kaveri APUs for the mainstream performance notebook segment and will release Carrizo-L APUs for the entry-level notebook segment in December 2014 at the earliest to challenge Intel's Pentium and Celeron processors,...

Simplo, Dynapack see revenue growth in September thanks to iPhone

Oct 7, 15:26

Battery maker Simplo Technology has announced revenues of NT$5.4 billion (US$177.3 million) for September 2014, up 7.85% on month and 1.66% on year, with combined revenues for the first nine months of 2014 reaching NT$40.98 billion, up 9.24% on year. Market watchers pointed out that the growth was...

ECS reports revenue drops for September 2014

Stockwatch - Oct 6, 21:45

Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.82 billion (US$125.42 million) for September 2014, representing a 6.48% drop on month and 27.98% drop on year, according to the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE)

Vapor chamber looks promising for smartphone cooling

Oct 6, 16:30

In addition to ultra-thin heat pipes, cooling module makers have also developed vapor chamber solutions for mobile devices and several Japan-, Taiwan- and Korea-based smartphone vendors have already expressed interest in the solutions, according to sources from the smartphone supply chain.

Intel to push Broadwell in 3 major notebook segments

Oct 6, 14:59

Intel is planning to push its 14nm Broadwell processors, which will be released by the end of 2014, into three major notebook segments: entry-level non-touchscreen traditional notebooks sized 10.1- to 17.3-inch and priced between US$199-599; 2-in-1 devices priced between US$349-999; and 14- to 17-inch...

Digitimes Research: Microsoft new inexpensive solution for 2015 may not help on competition with Chromebook

Oct 6, 13:08

Microsoft, which launched Windows 8.1 with Bing for US$249 notebooks, has recently decided to continue pushing the solution in 2015, but with some modifications on specifications and applicable markets, looking to suppress Chromebooks which have been achieving rapid growth recently.

Largan September revenues hit record

Oct 6, 10:38

Handset-use lens module maker Largan Precision on October 5 reported consolidated revenues of NT$4.624 billion (US$153 million) for September 2014, hitting a monthly record for the sixth consecutive time with growth of 16.68% on month and 74.27% on year.

Intel, AMD to offer new tablet platforms in 2015

Oct 3, 14:08

Despite slowing growth in global tablet demand, Intel will unveil Cherry Trail, 14nm-based SoC processors specifically designed for tablets and equipped with Intel 8th-generation GPUs, and supporting Android and Windows, in the first quarter of 2015 and start volume production in March, while AMD will...

Taiwan market: Over 95,000 inkjet, 62,000 laser printers shipped in 2Q14, says IDC

Oct 3, 10:37

There were 95,640 inkjet printers shipped in the Taiwan market during the second quarter of 2014, decreasing 17% on quarter and 21% on year, and 62,067 laser printers shipped in the same period, increasing 13% on quarter and 26% on year, according to IDC Taiwan.

New Wintel platforms may impact 4Q14 PC demand

Oct 2, 18:54

Microsoft and Intel's plans to release new platforms in the first half of 2015 are expected to affect demand for PCs in the fourth quarter, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.

Windows 10 expected to have limited effect on boosting notebook demand

Oct 2, 10:18

Commenting on Microsoft's latest operating system, some notebook component makers are taking a pessimistic attitude about Windows 10 helping to boost notebook demand and expect overall notebook shipments to only grow 5-10% on year in 2015.

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