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Epson developing versatile inkjet printers to achieve ambitious goals by 2025

Oct 20, 15:53

Inkjet printer and robotic arm supplier Seiko Epson is aggressively moving to expand its product lines and boost sales of high-performance printers for uses by other sectors than consumers, aiming to achieve an annual revenue and profit goal of JPY1.7 trillion (US$15 billion) and JPY200 billion, respectively,...

Colorful motherboard shipments to reach 2.8 million units in 2017, 3 million in 2018

Oct 20, 15:25

China-based Colorful is expected to ship 2.8 million motherboards globally in 2017 and the volumes are estimated to rise to three million in 2018, fueled by its entry into South Korea's PC DIY market and rising sales in Southeast Asia, according to industry sources.

Colorful crossing into Korea's PC DIY market

Prologium partners with Weltmeister to develop LCB-powered cars

Oct 20, 12:30

Solid-state battery maker Prologium has signed a memorandum of cooperation (MOU) with China-based car maker Weltmeister Motor to jointly develop and manufacture a new type of vehicle to be powered by lithium ceramic battery (LCB).

Taiwan attracts foreign direct investment of US$5.2 billion in January-September

Oct 20, 11:48

Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) approved 2,494 foreign direct investment projects (except from China) with a total value of US$5.186 billion in January-September 2017, decreasing 2.16% and 48.57%, respectively, on year, according to MOEA statistics.

Asustek, Gigabyte reorganization efforts to bear fruit in 1Q18

Oct 19, 17:43

Asustek Computer and Gigabyte Technology have both completed their business reorganization, and are expected to see the efforts bear fruit around the end of first-quarter 2018.

Gigabyte is expected to see sales picking up starting 1Q18

Graphics card vendors upbeat about crytocurrency mining

Oct 19, 16:11

As the values for some major cryptocurrencies continue rising and prolonging related graphics card demand, graphics card vendors, including Asustek Computer who was originally conservative about the mining trend, have been expanding their orders for Nvidia and AMD GPUs, according to sources from the...

Bright prospect for wireless charging: Q&A with WPC chairman Menno Treffers

Oct 19, 14:23

Wireless charging is emerging as a new major feature of high-end smartphones after Apple, Samsung and other leading vendors incorporated it into their latest smartphone models.The global wireless charging sector is expected to flourish steadily along with likely technological breakthrough for long-distance...

Menno Treffers, chairman of WPC

Largan recruiting over 1,000 workers

Oct 17, 11:13

Smartphone lens module maker Largan Precision is recruiting more than 1,000 workers for a new plant under construction beside its existing factory in Taiwan, according to the company.

Largan Precision CEO Lin En-ping

Taiwan peripheral suppliers to benefit from rising wireless charging market demand

Oct 16, 15:58

As wireless charging is set to gain popularity following the adoption of Qi wireless charging standard of the Wireless Power Consortium (WPC) by both the latest iPhone devices and some Android-based smartphones, Taiwan IC design houses, MCU (microcontroller) suppliers, and protection diodes makers...

Latest iPhone with wireless charging function

BenQ Medical intros portable ultrasound scanner T3300

Oct 16, 11:28

BenQ Medical Technology has introduced T3300, a portable color ultrasound diagnostic instrument mainly for vascular and abdominal scanning, to enhance its product line of mobile medical care devices, according to the company.

BenQ Medical chairman and CEO Peter Chen

DJI unveils technology to identify and track airborne drones

Oct 16, 10:40

DJI, a developer of civilian drones and aerial imaging technology, has unveiled AeroScope, its new solution to identify and monitor airborne drones with existing technology that can address safety, security and privacy concerns.

Casetek revenues increase 18.7% on year in September

Oct 13, 14:30

Metal chassis maker Casetek Holdings has registered consolidated revenues of NT$3.09 billion (US$101.57 million) for September, slipping 7.71% on month, but rising 18.7% on year. The company's consolidated revenues for the third quarter were NT$9.15 billion, up 16.26% sequentially.

Casetek enjoyed growing revenues in September

Foxconn sees over 40% on month revenue growth in September

Oct 13, 14:29

Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$451.04 billion (US$14.83 billion) for September, up 42.4% on month, but down 3.7% on year.

Foxconn sees strong September revenues

Largan developing 3D sensing solutions

Oct 13, 11:26

Lens module maker Largan Precision has been developing 3D sensing solutions for smartphones, according to company CEO Lin En-ping.

Largan Precision CEO

Largan nets NT$129.48 per share for January-September

Oct 13, 11:18

Smartphone lens module maker Largan Precision has reported net EPS of NT$129.48 (US$4.27) for January-September 2017. Judging from the order visibility, October revenues are likely to increase sequentially, company CEO Lin En-ping indicated.

Largan Precision CEO Lin En-ping

Taiwan market: Canon launches Selphy CP1300

Oct 13, 11:09

Canon has launched Selphy CP1300, a wireless compact photo printer, in the Taiwan market at a recommended retail price of NT$4,990 (US$165).

Selphy CP1300

Young Optics September revenues up

Oct 12, 15:37

Optical component and module maker Young Optics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$488.6 million (US$16.1 million) for September, growing 31.77% sequentially and 65.56% on year.

Asustek revenues increase in September

Oct 12, 15:35

Asustek Computer has reported consolidated sales of NT$45.11 billion (US$1.48 billion) for September, increasing 19% on month and 1.1% on year thanks to stable notebook, motherboard and graphics card shipments as well as the releases of its ZenFone 4 series smartphones.

Lite-On Tech September revenues down on year

Oct 12, 14:36

EMS provider Lite-On Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$19.853 billion (US$655 million) for September, increasing 6.62% sequentially but decreasing 10.80% on year.

Wireless charging: Q&A with Steven Tateosian, director of IoT and Security Solutions at NXP

Oct 12, 13:42

The launch of Apple's iPhone 8 and iPhone X has highlighted wireless charging, a function that will also be featured in other smartphine vendors' upcoming models. However, besides smartphones, NXP Semiconductors also sees potential in wireless charging for larger-size applications such as notebooks...

NXP's Director of IoT and Security Solutions Steven Tateosian,

Qisda sees incresed September revenues

Oct 12, 11:29

EMS provider Qisda has reported consolidated revenues of NT$12.046 billion (US$397 million) for September, up 0.75% sequentially and 9.54% on year. Consolidated revenues for third-quarter 2017 grew 6.98% sequentially and 9.98% on year to NT$35.176 billion, and the January-September sum of NT$99.742...

Cooling fan maker Yen Sun reports increased September revenues

Oct 12, 11:09

Taiwan-based cooling fan and module maker Yen Sun Technology has announced consolidated revenues of NT$193 million (US$6.34 million) for September, up 7.05% on year. Combined consolidated revenues for the first three quarters of 2017 were NT$1.93 billion, up 9.25% on year.

Yen Sun expects a stable 2H17

Foxlink revenues drop on year in September

Oct 11, 17:04

Foxlink has reported consolidated revenues of NT$9.978 billion (US$330.01 million) for September 2017, representing a 14.15% increase on month and 4.97% drop on year.

Gigabyte revenues up in September

Oct 11, 17:01

Gigabyte Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$5.7 billion (US$188.52 million) for September 2017, representing a 3.53% increase on month and 8.7% increase on year.

ECS revenues increase on year in September

Oct 11, 16:59

Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.172 billion (US$104.91 million) for September 2017, representing a 1.23% drop on month and 7.08% increase on year.

Consumer sectors to grow faster in next 5 years in Indonesia: Q&A with DBS economist Gundy Cahyadi

Oct 11, 15:02

Indonesia is the most populous and largest country in Southeast Asia, but some changing trends in this market could be easily overlooked if observers only look at the statistics at their face value, according to Gundy Cahyadi, an Indonesian economist at the Singapore-headquartered DBS Bank. He has...

Gundy Cayhdai, economist at DBS

Delta Electronics September revenues hit record

Oct 11, 13:24

Power supply and energy management solution developer Delta Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$20.749 billion (US$684 million) for September, hitting a monthly record for the second consecutive month and increasing 4.16% sequentially and 5.79% on year.

Asia Optical, Genius Electronic, AOET see September revenues grow sequentially

Oct 11, 13:15

Digital camera and optical lens maker Asia Optical saw September consolidated revenues of NT$1.679 billion (US$55.4 million) rise 1.14% sequentially but drop 1.59% on year. Optical lens maker Genius Electronic Optical and Ability Opto-Electronics Technology (AOET) reported consolidated revenues of...

Chicony Electronics reports increased revenues for September

Oct 6, 15:59

Chicony Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$8.205 billion (US$270.23 million) for September 2017, representing a 14.84% increase on month and 6.56% increase on year.

Time-lapse camera maker Brinno sees revenues soar 47% in 1Q-3Q 2017

Oct 6, 15:37

Taiwan-based time-lapse camera maker Brinno saw its consolidated revenues for the first three quarters of 2017 shoot up 47% on year to reach NT$401million (US$13.19 million), due mainly to increased shipments to Europe and Southeast Asia.

Intel readies Coffee Lake lineup

Oct 6, 14:23

Intel has released its Coffee Lake-based 14nm desktop processors including Core i7-8700K/8700, Core i5-8600K/8400 and Core i3-8350K/8100, as well as the corresponding Z370 chipsets.

Intel new 8th-generation desktop processors

Catcher reports over 30% growth in September revenues

Oct 6, 14:18

Catcher Technology has registered consolidated revenues of NT$11.45 billion (US$374.19 million) for September, a new monthly record with growths of 34.8% on month and 48.2% on year.

Catcher's revenues reportedly are being driven by orders from Apple for iPhone 8

Largan sees increased September revenues

Oct 6, 11:02

Smartphone lens module maker Largan Precision has reported consolidated revenues of NT$5.442 billion (US$180 million) for September, increasing 8.61% sequentially and 9.87% on year to reach the highest monthly level so far in 2017.

PC vendors eyeing medical care market

Oct 5, 15:58

PC brand vendors including Hewlett-Packard (HP) and Dell have shown interests in entering the medical care device market and are partnering with their component suppliers to design related products, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.

Medical care devices becoming a new market for PC vendors

Lite-On Tech books asset impairment of NT$6.98 billion

Oct 5, 11:56

EMS provider Lite-On Technology has announced the recognition of asset impairment of NT$6.98 billion (US$230 million) according to IAS (International Accounting Standard) 36 for its Mobile Mechanic Business Group (MMBG).

Nvidia partners with Gigabyte and Leadtek for AI, says paper

Oct 3, 15:55

Nvidia has been recruiting Taiwan-based hardware manufacturers such as Gigabyte Technology and Leadtek Research to join its alliance for artificial intelligence (AI), according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News report.

Motherboard vendors ready products for upcoming Intel desktop CPUs, says paper

Oct 3, 14:19

With Intel's new eighth-generation desktop processors to be available soon in the retail channel, motherboard vendors including Gigabyte Technology, Micro-Star International (MSI), Asustek Computer and ASRock, have already completed the distribution of new motherboards, according to a Chinese-language...

Delta Electronics shows energy-saving solutions at EcoMobility World Festival 2017

Oct 3, 14:13

Power supply and energy management solution provider Delta Electronics is exhibiting energy-saving solutions at EcoMobility World Festival 2017 in Kaohsiung, southern Taiwan from October 1-31, a live demonstration of how cities can create forward-thinking urban transportation culture.

Delta Electronnics founder Bruce Cheng

Asustek launches enterprise motherboards for DIY market, says paper

Oct 3, 13:45

Asustek Computer has launched promotions for its consumer motherboards via China's e-commerce platforms, eyeing the country's National Day holiday demand, and has released a few enterprise motherboards targeting customers in the DIY market, according to a Chinese-language Apple Daily report...

Ways to explore Indonesia ICT market: Q&A with Aptiknas chairman Franky Christian

Oct 3, 12:07

When making forays into the Indonesia market for ICT products, Taiwan makers would curiously ask where their business opportunities are after finding that the smartphone market is getting matured and smart city and IoT (Internet of Things) applications are just beginning there. They would also wonder...

Franky Christian (right), chairman of Aptiknas in Indonesia

IT component shortages could worsen during holidays

Oct 2, 15:16

With components including DRAM and panels still in shortages, the long holidays in China, South Korea and Taiwan in October are expected to pose a great challenge to smartphone and notebook players' inventory management ability and influence their performances in the fourth quarter, according to sources...

Component shortages may worsen

Upstream suppliers to enjoy rising revenues from AirPods and Apple Watches in 4Q17

Oct 2, 15:05

Quanta Computer, Inventec as well as the ASE group's Universal Scientific Industrial (USI) and the Foxconn group's Shunsin Technology and Luxshare-ICT, are expected to see strong growths for their wearable product operations in the fourth quarter thanks to rising sales for Apple's AirPods and Watches,...

ProLogium expanding solid-state LCB capacity

Oct 2, 10:51

Solid-state lithium ceramic battery (LCB) maker ProLogium Technology is constructing a factory in northern Taiwan with production capacity 10 times that of an existing one in the same area, according to the company.

Hinge maker SZS to boost production capacity by over 40% in 2018

Sep 29, 15:17

Notebook hinge maker Shin Zu Shing (SZS) has installed two new continuous MIM (metal injection molding) furnaces at its newly completed plant in Shulin, northern Taiwan, which will boost the company's capacity by over 40% beginning in 2018, according to industry sources.

More supply chain makers vying for growing smart speaker market

Sep 29, 15:08

More supply chains for AI-based voice assistant devices and smart speakers have begun to emerge as nearly all heavyweight tech companies including Google, Apple, Samsung Electronics, Amazon, Microsoft and China-based Alibaba, Xiaomi Technology and Tencent all have jumped on the bandwagon, according...

Asustek ramping up share in branded motherboard market

Sep 29, 13:12

Asustek Computer has seen its share in the global branded motherboard market surge to as high as 45% recently, powered by brisk sales of its X299- and Z270-series high-end products, according to industry sources.

Asustek ramping shipments of Z370-based motherboards

SMIC, Sanechips announce NB-IoT solution

Sep 29, 10:48

Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) and Sanechips Technology (formerly ZTE Microelectronics Technology) have announced the launch of RoseFinch7100, which the companies claim is China's first homegrown commercial NB-IoT (narrowband Internet of Things) chip.

Lite-On Technology expands in China

Sep 28, 11:13

EMS provider Lite-On Technology will invest US$45 million to establish an automotive electronics subsidiary in Suzhou and US$35 million in another for storage devices and components in Changzhou.

Aurora eyeing Taiwan educational 3D printing market

Sep 27, 15:04

Aurora, a distributor of office automation machines and office furniture in Taiwan and China, will start offering 3D printing promotional services at its outlets around Taiwan for students in fourth-quarter 2017.

Moore's Law has come to its end, says Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang

Sep 27, 14:57

Nvidia founder and CEO Jensen Huang has said that with the emergence of GPU computing following the decline of the CPU era, Moore's Law has come to an end, stressing that his company's GPU-centered ecosystem has won support from China's top-five AI (artificial intelligence) players.

Jensen Huang, CEO of Nvidia
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