Senyun to rent plants at CTSP for lens manufacturing, says paper
Newswatch - Feb 24, 15:39
Gigabyte Technology-invested optical component maker Senyun Precision Optical has been approved for an investment project for Central Taiwan Science Park and will rent plants there to manufacture products. The plants will begin operation on August 1 and contribute revenues of about NT$73 million (US$2.38...
Foxconn chairman pledges shares for loans
Newswatch - Feb 20, 21:35
Foxconn Electronics chairman Terry Gou has pledged a total of 430 million Foxconn shares as collateral to borrow loans from three banks, according to data released by Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE).
Taiwan has 4 graphics card vendors among global top-5 in 2016
Feb 17, 10:52
Of the global top-five graphics card vendors in 2016, four were based in Taiwan, namely, Palit Microsystems, the largest shipping about seven million cards, Asustek Computer, second-largest with 4.75 million units, and Micro-Star International (MSI) and Gigabyte Technology, ranking third with 4.3 million...
Taiwan market: Fuji Xerox eyes 30% printer market share in 2017
Feb 16, 15:37
Printer vendor Fuji Xerox Taiwan has been expanding aggressively in Taiwan's enterprise market and is looking to increase its share in the local printer market to 30% in 2017 to narrow its gap with number one Hewlett-Packard (HP), according to company general manager Wang Peihsiang (transliterated...
Asustek expects sequential drop in 1Q17 revenues
Feb 16, 11:55
Asustek Computer expects first-quarter 2017 revenues from the PC product line to decrease 15-20% on quarter, those from smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices to slip 10-15% and those from DIY motherboards, graphics cards and components to drop 0-5% due to off-season effects, said company CEO...
Delta Electronics announces deal with Thailand associate
Feb 16, 10:58
Taiwan-based Delta Electronics Inc (DEI) has announced the board of directors of its subsidiary Delta Electronics (Netherlands) BV (DEN) has agreed to a deal in which it will obtain stakes in four overseas subsidiaries owned by Delta Electronics (Thailand), an associate of DEI.
Headset maker Merry sees earnings up over 200% in 2016
Newswatch - Feb 15, 15:29
Headset maker Merry Electronics has reported net profits of NT$2.01 billion (US$65.45 million) for 2016, increasing 214% from a year earlier. The earnings translated into an EPS of NT$11.02 for 2016, a significant improvement from NT$3.48 of a year earlier.
Foxconn Technology revenues rise in January
Stockwatch - Feb 13, 15:28
Foxconn Technology Corporation has reported consolidated revenues of NT$8.181 billion (US$263.78 million) for January 2017, representing a 51.63% increase on month and 24.78% increase on year.
Lite-On sees revenues drop in January
Stockwatch - Feb 8, 21:52
Lite-On Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$16.215 billion (US$520.94 million) for January 2017, representing a 24.18% drop on month and 6.48% drop on year.
ECS January revenues flat on year
Stockwatch - Feb 8, 15:50
Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.598 billion (US$83.58 million) for January 2017, representing a 13.09% drop on month and 0.32% increase on year.
PC industry expected to stabilize and see less than 5% shipment drop in 2017
Feb 8, 15:22
With AMD ready to release Ryzen CPUs and Vega GPUs, sources from the upstream supply chain expect the PC industry to stabilize and see a less than 5% on-year shipment drop in 2017, while PC and related component sales in the first quarter are also expected to perform better than the same period a year...
Aurora sees 23% growth in 3D printing business in 2016
Feb 8, 11:02
Office automation machine and furniture distributor Aurora saw its 3D printing business in the Taiwan and China markets increase 23% on year in 2016 and will keep promoting the business in 2017, according to the company.
Chassis maker Catcher reported decreased sales for January
Newswatch - Feb 6, 14:39
Notebook chassis maker Catcher Technology has announced consolidated revenues of NT$4.86 billion (US$156.56 million) for January, down 36.3% on month and 22% on year. A decrease in the number of work days in January affected the sales performance for the month.
Casetek shipping chassis to new smartphone client in China
Jan 25, 12:38
Taiwan-based chassis maker Casetek Holdings has landed orders from one of the top-5 smartphone vendors in China and has recently begun shipping products to the client, according to company CEO and president Gary Chuang.
Component orders from AR/VR vendors still low in 2017
Jan 24, 10:53
Current component orders for production of AR (augmented reality), VR (virtual reality) and MR (mixed reality) head-mounted display (HMD) devices from brand vendors are still insufficient, according to industry sources.
Asustek, Gigabyte, MSI to hike motherboard, graphics card prices in China
Jan 20, 14:16
Asustek Computer, Gigabyte Technology and Micro-Star International (MSI), due to continual increases in costs for processors, hard disk drives and PCBs as well as depreciation of the Chinese yuan, will hike retail prices for motherboards and graphics cards in China in early February after the 2017...
VIA launches Custom IoT Platform Design Service
Jan 19, 16:10
VIA Technologies has announced the launch of its VIA Custom IoT Platform Design Service to enable customers to accelerate the development of application-specific IoT systems and devices tailored to meet their usage requirements.
Catcher to establish new subsidiary in China
Stockwatch - Jan 19, 15:54
Catcher Technology has announced a plan to invest US$100 million to establish a wholly-owned subsidiary in Suqian, China for R&D, sales and manufacturing of materials, products and molds.
TEEMA to assist member companies to expand market in ASEAN, says chairman
Jan 18, 16:09
The Taiwan Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers' Association (TEEMA) will actively cooperate with the government initiated "Go South Policy" and will assist its member companies to promote sales in ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) countries, according to TEEMA chairman Gou...
Samsung, LG adopt thermal pipes for smartphones to be launched in 2017
Jan 18, 15:33
Samsung Electronics has adopted thermal-pipe heat dissipation solutions for its Galaxy S8 which will launch in March 2017, with thermal pipes to be produced by Taiwan-based Auras Technology and Chaun Choung Technology (CCI). Meanwhile, LG Electronics will use heat-pipes supplied by Japan-based Furukawa...
Taiwan market: Largan Medical aims to double sales in 2017
Jan 18, 12:01
Largan Medical's own-brand contact lenses are now available at 1,398 retail stores around Taiwan and it aims to expand the network to 2,000 stores in 2017 and double its sales volume compared to 2016, according to Lin En-ping, CEO of Largan Precision, the parent company.
ASRock reportedly to take over Pegatron system integrator orders
Jan 17, 13:58
Pegatron Technology has been re-organizing its business groups since the second half of 2016 and has recently decided to gradually shift the group that handles small-to-medium-size motherboard and graphics card design, manufacturing and services for its system integrator clients to its subsidiary ASRock...
Smartphone vendors likely to brace for component shortages in 2017
Jan 16, 11:38
The risk for the global handset industry to brace for a shortage in supplies of some key components, including displays, memory products and optical sensing devices, in 2017 is rising due to strong demand from China-based smartphone vendors, according to sources from Taiwan's handset supply chains.
AcBel Polytech develops new products
Jan 13, 15:25
Power supply maker AcBel Polytech has developed several new products, including smart meters, industrial power supplies, and LED lamps, to drive business growth in 2017, according to the company.
Xiaomi aims to generate revenues of CNY100 billion in 2017, says CEO
Jan 13, 12:20
Xiaomi Technology aims to garner revenues of CNY100 billion (US$14.5 billion) in 2017 by focusing on five core segments: developing innovative technologies, enhancing retail networks, deepening globalization, stepping into artificial intelligence (AI) and Internet-based finance businesses, according...
Largan Precision earns nearly 17 times paid-in capital in 2016
Jan 13, 10:42
Smartphone-use lens module maker Largan Precision generated net profit of NT$22.722 billion (US$713 million) for 2016, 16.94 times its paid-in capital of NT$1.341 billion and translating into net EPS of NT$169.4, the company announced at a January 12 investors conference.
Kinpo to expand capacity and staff for printer and vacuum cleaner orders, says paper
Newswatch - Jan 12, 15:31
Taiwan-based IT manufacturer New Kinpo Group is planning to expand its capacity at plants in Indiana, the US, and company CEO Simon Shen will visit the construction site after the Lunar New Year. The company's workforce is also expected to expand from 400 currently to 1,000-1,500, according to a Chinese-language...
Delta Electronics sees December revenues increase
Jan 12, 14:53
Delta Electronics has announced its consolidated revenues for December 2016 totaled NT$19.489 billion (US$614.36 million), representing a 6% increase as compared to NT$18.47 billion for December 2015 and a 1% increase as compared to NT$19.321 billion for November 2016.
MSI pushing new gaming products in 2017, says paper
Newswatch - Jan 12, 11:30
Micro-Star International (MSI) has released a total of 25 new VR-supported gaming motherboards targeting the mid-range to high-end sector and 21 new VR-ready mid-range to high-end gaming notebooks for early 2017, and is looking to expand its presence in the gaming industry by releasing multiple models...