China investment environment deteriorating, investment risk rising, says TEEMA
Aug 27, 16:02
The investment environment in China has declined for the seventh consecutive year in 2015, while the risk for committing investments in China has continued to rise for the fourth year in a row, according to a survey on investment in China by the Taiwan Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers' Association...
Chicony Power Technology to buy back 1.37% stake
Aug 26, 15:07
Power supply maker Chicony Power Technology will buy back five million shares, equivalent to a 1.37% stake, as treasury stock at a price interval of NT$26-46 (US$0.80-1.42) per share during August 25-October 24, according to the company.
Worldwide hardcopy peripherals market declines nearly 6% in 2Q15, says IDC
Aug 25, 16:14
According to the IDC Worldwide Quarterly Hardcopy Peripherals (HCP) Tracker, the worldwide hardcopy peripherals market experienced a 5.9% decline in the second quarter of 2015. Total shipments fell to 24.1 million units, while the corresponding shipment value dipped by 3.4% to US$13.2 billion.
AMD showcases new APU and graphics technologies at Hot Chips symposium
Aug 25, 15:14
AMD is showcasing its new high-performance accelerated processing unit (APU), codenamed Carrizo, and the new AMD Radeon R9 Fury family of GPUs, codenamed Fiji, at the annual Hot Chips symposium. The presentations will focus on new details of the high-definition video and graphics processing engines...
PC-related players taking measures to survive the cold winter
Aug 24, 22:12
Many PC players have started to adopt plans to tighten their management over spending and inventory and have also halted most of their unnecessary expenses including those from personnel, looking to resolve inventory problems in Europe, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.
Precision component maker Min Ark sees profits up in 1H15
Aug 19, 20:37
Precision component maker Min Ark Precision Industrial has reported net profits of NT$236 million (US$7.27 million) for the first half of 2015, increasing 40.95% from a year earlier. EPS for the first half reached NT$3.82, as gross margin edged up 2.61pp to 35.85% during the period.
FIH Mobile to invest US$200 million in India e-commerce platform
Aug 19, 15:45
FIH Mobile, a smartphone manufacturing subsidiary of Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry), has recently announced it will invest US$200 million via its Singapore-based affiliate Wonderful Stars in Jasper Infotech and will acquire a 4.27% stake in Jasper Infotech's e-commerce platform, Snapdeal,...
Flytech Technology 2Q15 revenues hit record
Aug 17, 10:20
POS (point of sale) system and peripheral maker Flytech Technology has released its financial report for second-quarter 2015, with consolidated revenues of NT$1.397 billion (US$44.3 million) hitting a quarterly record.
AIC sees 2Q15 revenues decline
Aug 14, 14:40
Taiwan-based server chassis maker AIC has announced second-quarter revenues saw a sequential drop of 47.9%, but gross margin returned to 22.96%, up 8.7pp from a quarter ago. The company's EPS in the second quarter was NT$1.34 (US$0.04), slightly better market watchers' expected NT$1.00-1.10.
China tablet supply chain makers shifting to other applications
Aug 14, 14:32
China-based tablet supply chain makers such as Holitech, Shenzhen DPT-Touch and Silead, in view of decreasing orders from China-based white-box vendors, have been seeking orders for other applications such as smartphones, industrial control, automotive devices and wearables, according to industry so...
LuxNet expects 40G OSAs to drive revenue growth
Aug 14, 11:05
Optical communication component maker LuxNet expects 4-channel 40G OSAs (optical sub-assemblies) to drive growth in consolidated revenues in the second half of 2015 and 2016, the company said at an August 12 investors conference.
Primax Electronics nets NT$1.76 per share for 1H15
Aug 14, 10:54
PC peripheral and handset-use CCM (compact camera module) maker Primax Electronics on August 13 released its financial report for the second quarter of 2015, leading to net EPS of NT$1.76 (US$0.056) for the first half of the year.
Chicony Electronics nets NT$2.49 per share for 1H15
Stockwatch - Aug 13, 14:23
PC peripheral and handset-use compact camera module (CCM) maker Chicony Electronics has reported first-half consolidated revenues of NT$38.26 billion (US$1.21 billion), net profit NT$1.886 billion and net EPS NT$2.49.
Hiwin Technologies poised to produce multi-axis robots
Aug 13, 14:12
Precision mechanical motion control component maker Hiwin Technologies has been preparing to produce multi-axis industrial robots, with production to begin in September 2015, company chairman Eric Chuo said at an August 12 investors conference.
Simplo expects 4% growth in 3Q15
Aug 13, 12:26
Battery module maker Simplo Technology has announced consolidated revenues of NT$15.65 billion (US$489.28 million), net profits of NT$745 million and EPS of NT$2.34 for the second quarter, while the first-half 2015 saw consolidated revenues of NT$30.66 billion, net profits of NT$1.48 billion, gross...
Digitimes Research: Samsung Artik products to support Arduino standard
Aug 13, 12:12
Samsung Electronics has announced that it will seek to make its Artik platform products as Arduino-certified platforms for IoT (Internet of Things) applications, a move which indicates a growing concern for the open hardware source community to play a more important role in the development of new IoT...
Chicony Power Technology posts 2Q15 net EPS of NT$0.79
Aug 12, 21:08
Power supply maker Chicony Power Technology on August 11 released its financial report for the second quarter of 2015, recording consolidated revenues of NT$6.204 billion (US$197 million), net operating profit NT$260 million, net profit NT$286 million and net EPS NT$0.79.
Lite-On Technology July revenues down
Aug 10, 12:36
EMS provider Lite-On Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$17.483 billion (US$554 million) for July, slipping 1.37% on month and 15.97% on year.
Advantech July sales meet market expectations
Aug 10, 10:54
Industrial computer device and solution supplier Advantech has reported revenues of NT$3.168 billion (US$100.2 million) for July, down 15.06% on month but up 0.49% on year. The sequential decline was in line with market expectations.
Foxlink revenues up in July
Stockwatch - Aug 7, 16:14
Foxlink has reported consolidated revenues of NT$9.514 billion (US$300.6 million) for July 2015, representing a 26.72% increase on month and 53.4% increase on year.
Catcher sees healthy CNC machine industry for next 1-2 years
Aug 7, 12:11
Responding to market watchers' concerns about CNC equipment demand as Japan-based CNC equipment maker Fanuc has recently announced poor financial performance, Catcher Technology chairman Hung Shui-shu said that the industry's supply and demand status is expected to stay healthy for the next 1-2 years...
Casetek expects to reach full capacity utilization in 4Q15
Aug 7, 11:28
Chassis maker Casetek Holdings saw capacity utilization rise from 65% in the first quarter of 2015 to 75% in the second and expects the utilization to rise to nearly 90% in the third and reach full in the fourth, the company said at an August 6 investors conference.
Catcher expects strong 4Q15
Aug 6, 15:19
Catcher Technology hosted an investors conference on August 5, explaining its recent operations and commenting on market watchers' concerns about Apple's next-generation iPhone and weaker-than expected Apple Watch shipments. Company chairman Hung Shui-shu said that the company's major client has placed...
Asustek, Gigabyte to heat up competition for Skylake products
Aug 6, 11:00
With Intel's new Skylake platform to be soon available in the market, Asustek Computer and Gigabyte Technology have both prepared Z170-based motherboards with their most advanced technologies, looking to further expand their shares in the market, while second- and third-tier vendors are expected to...
Largan Precision reports revenues for July 2015
Stockwatch - Aug 6, 10:10
Largan Precision has reported consolidated revenues of NT$5.255 billion (US$166.43 million) for July 2015, representing a 2.9% increase on month and 49.54% increase on year.
ECS sees revenues dip in July
Stockwatch - Aug 6, 10:01
Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) has announced consolidated revenues of NT$3.801 billion (US$120.38 million) for July 2015, down 23.4% sequentially and 32.29% on year.
Aces to acquire majority stake in MEC Imex
Aug 5, 11:13
Fine-pitch connector maker Aces Electronics has revealed it will adjust its cooperation with cable assembly and wire harness maker MEC Imex, giving up an original plan of a merger in favor of an acquisition of at least a 51% stake in MEC.
Catcher capacity unaffected by recent employee protest, says company
Aug 4, 15:19
Catcher Technology recently saw its workers stage a protest at its plants in Suzhou, China due to a row on severance pay. Catcher has noted the issue stemmed from the relocation of a magnesium-alloy production line, but it has already been resolved and will not impact the company's production.
Connector maker Sinbon reports increased net profits for 2Q15
Aug 3, 16:14
Electronic connector and cable assembly maker Sinbon Electronics has announced net profits of NT$253 million (US$8 million) for the second quarter of 2015, increasing 5.96% from the previous quarter. Second-quarter EPS stood at NT$1.21 compared to NT$1.15 a quarter earlier.
Taiwan motherboard players targeting China embedded market for growth
Aug 3, 15:39
Seeing that PC demand remains weak, motherboard players have been trying to expand into the embedded product market especially in China. Players such as Gigabyte Technology and ASRock have acquired some point of sales (POS) and small digital signage device orders from China since early 2015, posing...
Teco Electric & Machinery to acquire Italy-based Motovario
Aug 3, 11:45
Own-brand electric machinery and consumer electronics maker Teco Electric & Machinery will acquire a 100% stake in Motovario S.p.A., a Italy-based maker of gear reducers, motors and other power-transmission products, at EUR186.8 million (US$205 million) in a bid to extend development and production...
Asia Tech Image to ship CIS modules to China-based ATM maker
Stockwatch - Jul 30, 16:10
Asia Tech Image will soon begin to ship contact image sensor (CIS) modules capable of recognizing counterfeit paper money to the second largest China-based ATM (automated teller machine) maker, company president Iris Wu said at a July 29 investors conference.
High-end graphics cards become new focus for vendors
Jul 30, 14:08
Graphics card players have recently started turning their focuses to mid-range and high-end graphics cards as related demand from enthusiast gamers continues to rise despite the fact that overall PC sales are still weak, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.