Intel, Micron unveil new 3D NAND flash memory
Mar 30, 10:46
Intel and Micron have jointly announced the availability of their 3D NAND technology. This new 3D NAND technology, jointly developed by the companies, stacks layers of data storage cells vertically to create storage devices with three times higher capacity than competing NAND technologies. This enables...
WPC chairman visits Taiwan to promote Qi wireless charging
Mar 27, 14:55
Chairman of the Wireless Power Consortium (WPC) Menno Treffers has visited Taiwan to promote its Qi wireless charging standard. He said that WPC has over 210 members worldwide and 13% of these companies are from Taiwan.
Asustek unveils ZenEar earphones for smartphones, says paper
Newswatch - Mar 26, 11:17
Asustek Computer has unveiled the ZenEar S and ZenEar Plus earphones in cooperation with 1More and the two are planning to develop more smartphone accessories, looking to expand their business opportunities from the smartphone industry, according to a Chinese-language Apply Daily report citing...
Sinbon expects 2015 revenues from wind power applications to grow 18-20%
Mar 20, 15:18
Electronic connector and cable assembly maker Sinbon Electronics expects revenues from components and devices used in wind turbine generators in 2015 to increase on year by 18-20%, with the corresponding revenue proportion to rise from 9.38% in 2014 to over 13%, according to the company.
Gigabyte announces financial results for 2014
Stockwatch - Mar 17, 16:03
Gigabyte Technology's board of directors has approved its financial results for 2014, with consolidated operating income of NT$54.54 billion (US$1.72 billion), net profits before tax reaching NT$2.94 billion and EPS at NT$3.82, according to a company filing with the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE).
Transcend 2014 profits climb to 5-year high
Mar 16, 21:54
Memory module company Transcend Information has reported a net EPS of NT$8.67 (US$0.27) for 2014, up 16.8% on year and hitting the highest level in five years. The company plans to distribute a cash dividend per share of NT$7.80 for 2014.
ASRock to supply server motherboards to Alibaba
Mar 16, 15:50
ASRock, a brand motherboard subsidiary of Pegatron Technology, reportedly will supply server motherboards to China-based Alibaba with related orders expected to start contributing revenues in the second half, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.
Delta Electronics 2014 gross margin, EPS hit records
Mar 12, 14:43
Power supply maker and energy management solution provider Delta Electronics has released its 2014 financial report, with gross margin of 27.01% and net EPS of NT$8.49 being the highest annual levels ever on record, according to the company.
MacBook USB Type-C adoption to expand penetration
Mar 12, 13:54
Apple has adopted a USB Type-C port in its new 12-inch MacBook, and connector makers expect the move to prompt other notebook and smartphone vendors to follow suit and equip their new products with the technology.
Taiwan tablet supply chain facing increased competition from China
Mar 11, 15:04
China-based tablet component makers and ODMs, including Shenzhen Zowee Technology, Shenzhen DPT-Touch, 3Nod Electronics and Camerking, have offered lower quotes to compete with Taiwan-based makers for orders from Taiwan- and China-based vendors, according to industry sources.
Primax looks to strong sales in March
Mar 10, 22:28
PC peripheral and CCM (compact camera module) maker Primax Electronics is expected to see its revenues grow significantly in March due to strong shipments of its camera modules and acoustic devices and the carryover of some orders from the previous month, according to the company.
MSI reports revenues decline for February
Stockwatch - Mar 10, 15:26
Micro-Star International has reported consolidated revenues of NT$5.686 billion (US$180.21 million) for February 2015, representing a 26.41% drop on month and 7.67% drop on year.
Gigabyte revenues drop in February
Stockwatch - Mar 10, 15:22
Gigabyte Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.216 billion (US$101.93million) for February 2015, representing a 39.31% drop on month and 26.75% drop on year.
Delta Electronics sees February revenues decline
Stockwatch - Mar 10, 15:02
Delta Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$11.673 billion (US$369.96 million) for February 2015, representing a 30.46% drop on month and 9.79% drop on year.
Lite-On Technology revenues drop in February
Stockwatch - Mar 10, 14:56
Lite-On Technology Corporation has reported consolidated revenues of NT$14.383 billion (US$455.85 million) for February 2015, representing a 24.2% drop on month and 6.54% drop on year.
Chicony Electronics reports revenue drop for February 2015
Stockwatch - Mar 9, 21:34
Taiwan-based notebook component maker Chicony Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$4.9 billion (US$155.52 million) for February 2015, representing a 26.54% drop on month and 0.68% drop on year.
Digitimes Research: Intel simplifies Atom product lines for mobile devices
Mar 6, 16:16
Intel has announced its latest lineup for its Atom series products at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2015 and in addition to simplifying the naming system for the processors to avoid confusion, the CPU giant also designed and optimized them specifically for different segments of the market.
Catcher sees 63% on-year growth in February revenues
Mar 6, 15:23
Chassis maker Catcher Technology has announced revenues of NT$4.51 billion (US$143.67 million) for February, up 63.1% on year, but down 24.5% sequentially. Catcher has seen strong demand for its products in the first quarter and its shipments remain stable after the Lunar New Year holidays, which should...
ECS February revenues rise 8% on year
Stockwatch - Mar 6, 15:15
Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.422 billion (US$108.67 million)for February 2015, representing a 26.05% drop on month and 8.06% increase on year.
PC shipments in 1Q15 may fall over 20%, say upstream suppliers
Mar 6, 15:08
PC shipments so far in the first quarter of 2015 have been short of expectations because many vendors are still clearing inventories and demand in Europe and emerging markets including China and Southeast Asia is weak. Consequently, shipments in the quarter are likely to drop over 20% sequentially,...
Casetek sees weaker profits in 4Q14; rumored to supply chassis for iPhones
Mar 5, 15:40
Chassis maker Casetek holding, a subsidiary of Pegatron Technology, has announced its financial results for the fourth quarter of 2014. The company achieved an EPS of just NT$4.42 (US$0.14) during the period. Despite achieving better gross margins than in the third quarter, the percentage compared...
ASMedia appoints lawyers to defend patent lawsuit against VIA
Stockwatch - Mar 4, 22:16
Commenting on its lawsuit against VIA Technologies, which VIA has accused ASMedia for infringing its intellectual property rights concerning USB 3.0 in the US, ASMedia has issued an announcement with Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE) that the company has already appointed lawyers to defend the case.
Power supply makers aggressively pursuing EV opportunities
Mar 4, 16:13
Power supply makers and energy management solution providers including Delta Electronics, AcBel Polytech and Zippy Technology have all been aggressively pushing into the electric vehicle (EV) market, developing drive motors, battery management systems and smart power charging systems, according to...
Commentary: Galaxy S6 to bring significant impact on supply chains
Mar 4, 12:07
The launch of the Galaxy S6 may help Samsung Electronics revive its flagging smartphone business thanks to improvements in terms of product design and functionality. And yet, the new Galaxy smartphone may bring significant impact on the upstream supply chains.
MWC 2015: Intel launches new mobile SoCs, LTE solution
Mar 3, 22:14
Intel CEO Brian Krzanich has announced a series of mobile platforms including the company's new low-cost system-on-chip (SoC) for phones, phablets and tablets, a global LTE solution, new personal computing experiences, and a range of customers for mobile device and network infrastructure offerings.
AcBel Polytech to deal out cash dividend of NT$1.60
Mar 2, 10:42
Power supply maker AcBel Polytech will distribute a dividend per share of NT$1.60 (US$0.051), all in cash, for 2014, accounting for 75.83% of the corresponding net EPS of NT$2.11, according to the company.
Samsung intros 128GB UFS storage for smartphones
Mar 2, 10:37
Samsung Electronics has announced that it is now mass producing 128GB ultra-fast embedded memory based on the Universal Flash Storage (UFS) 2.0 standard for smartphones. The new embedded memory's UFS 2.0 interface is the most advanced JEDEC-compliant, next-generation flash memory storage specification...
JEDEC publishes eMMC 5.1 standard
Feb 25, 14:59
JEDEC Solid State Technology Association has announced the publication of JESD84-B51: Embedded MultiMediaCard (eMMC), Electrical Standard (5.1). eMMC v5.1 defines new features and updates for this embedded mass-storage flash memory that is widely used in smartphones and other mobile devices. Intended...
Foxlink eyeing merger with Japan-based makers, says report
Newswatch - Feb 24, 11:08
Taiwan-based electronic connector maker Foxlink (Cheng Uei Precision Industry) has planned to acquire small- to medium-size Japan-based makers to upgrade its technological capability in industrial automation, precision molding and optical devices, according to Chinese-language newspaper Economic...