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China market: IoT chip demand promising, says ARM CEO

Aug 18, 16:14

Shipments of ARM-based mobile chips from China-based chipmakers have been rising rapidly along with the country's fast-growing IC design industry over the past 10 years, according to Simon Segars, CEO for the processor IP vendor. Shipments of ARM-based IoT chips from the China industry are also expected...

arm CEO Simon Segars

Simplo expects dramatic growth in electric bicycle battery business

Aug 18, 11:05

Battery module maker Simplo Technology expects its shipments for electric bicycles to grow over 100% on year in 2017 and will rise another 75% in 2018. Company chairman Raymond Sung noted that the electric bicycle market will see around 20% on-year growth in scale and Simplo is currently only behind...

Simplo turning to focus on non-notebook battery businesses

UL Taiwan amid first-round IEC 62619:2017 labs

Aug 18, 10:19

Underwriters Laboratories (UL) Taiwan has disclosed its battery testing lab is among the certification body testing laboratories undertaking testing and certification for IEC 62619:2017 IEC in the first round.

Keyssa announces connectivity ecosystem involving Foxconn, Samsung

Aug 17, 10:52

Keyssa, a US-based connectivity solution provider, has announced a Connected World initiative focused on extremely high-speed data transfer between mobile devices and the increasing number of connected devices. The companies involved in the innitiative include Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision...

Digitimes Research: 16-line and below LiDAR sensor segment to see intense competition

Aug 16, 15:42

As automakers generally expect LiDAR (light detection and ranging) sensor prices to be below US$1,000, suppliers tend to reduce the number of laser beams and mechanical components in their LiDAR sensors to lower production cost, and consequently, 16-line (16 laser beams) and below sensor models will...

Electric car vendor Thunder Power to build plants in Taiwan

Aug 16, 15:36

Hong Kong-based Thunder Power Holding has announced a new electric car in Taiwan and has also recently signed a letter of intent with a local government to establish plants for battery packaging, component assembly and electric vehicle manufacturing.

VGA RAM prices hike over 30% in August

Aug 16, 14:06

August quotes for RAMs used in VGA graphics cards have risen to US$8.50, up by 30.8% from US$6.50 in July. Both RAM industry leaders Samsung Electronics and SK Hynix have allocated part of their VGA RAM production capacities to producing memories for servers and handsets, fueling the price rally.

VGA RAM in serious shortages

Concraft expects significant growth for 3Q17

Aug 16, 11:37

Connector and acoustic component maker Concraft expects consolidated revenues and gross margin for the third quarter of 2017 to see significant sequential growths.

Taiwan Chelic 2Q17 revenues rise 58% sequentially

Aug 15, 16:03

Pneumatic automation component maker Taiwan Chelic has reported its second-quarter 2017 consolidated revenues reached NT$418 million (US$14.09 million), up 58.33% sequentially, with net profits of NT$60 million and EPS of NT$0.89.

Qisda hospitals in China may turn profitable in 2017

Aug 15, 11:08

EMS provider Qisda has made non-operating investment in two hospitals in eastern China - Nanjing BenQ Hospital and Suzhou BenQ Hospital, and operations of the hospitals began to break even in fourth-quarter 2016 and are likely to make profit in 2017, according to company chairman and president Peter...

Qisda chairman and president Peter Chan with MiBot

Aurora nets NT$2.13 per share for 1H17

Aug 15, 10:43

Office automation (OA) machine, office furniture and 3D printer distributor Aurora has reported net EPS of NT$2.13 for January-June 2017.

Examples of 3D printing

Foxconn sees over 7% on-year growth in July revenues

Aug 14, 15:21

Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) has announced consolidated revenues for July at NT$315.06 billion (US$10.62 billion), down 0.02% on month, but up 7.53% on year, while its combined consolidated revenues for the first seven months of 2017 were NT$2.2 trillion, up 1.64% on year.

Foxconn sees on-year revenue growth in July

Notebook lithium battery prices rising

Aug 14, 15:19

Because of increasing prices for raw materials and strong demand from the electric vehicle and smartphone market segments, lithium batteries for notebooks are expected to see another price hike in September, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.

Notebook lithium battery prices on the rise

STSP stepping up innovation efforts for annual revenue goal of over NT$1 trillion

Aug 14, 14:18

Following 20 years of operation, Southern Taiwan Science Park (STSP) is gearing up for innovation and transformation by enforcing a spate of measures and introducing crucial members into the park, aiming to have its revenues break the NT$1 trillion ( US$32.96 billion) in the short term, according to...

StarFab Accelerator and Taiwan ITRI New Venture Association to station in STSP

Taiwan professor develops radar to track bee flying

Aug 14, 11:36

A university researcher has developed a harmonic radar that can track flying of bees with body length of 1.5cm in an effort to study causes of disappearance of bees.

A bee is attached with a thin flexible chip for tracking its flying

Motherboard players see improved results in July

Aug 11, 15:28

Micro-Star International (MSI) and Gigabyte Technology saw strong graphics card shipments in July, while ASRock and Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) also saw improved results.

Motherboard/graphics card players have reported strong results for July

Hiwin sees tight capacity as orders increase

Aug 11, 15:14

Mechanical motion control component and robot maker Hiwin Technologies have obtained orders far exceeding its existing production capacity and therefore has to delay shipments and give shipment priority to long-term clients, with delay in shipment expected to peak in August and September, company chairman...

Hiwin Technologies chairman Eric Chuo

Lite-On Technology sees decreased July revenues

Aug 11, 10:54

EMS provider Lite-On Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$17.517 billion (US$577 million) for July, decreasing 10.32% on month and 9.57% on year.

Kinko Optical suffers net loss per share of NT$0.31 for 1H17

Aug 11, 09:33

Glass, molded glass aspherical and plastic lens maker Kinko Optical saw second-quarter 2017 business swing into net loss, leading to net loss per share of NT$0.31 for January-June.

MSI July revenues up 12.43% on year

Aug 10, 15:39

Micro-Star International (MSI) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$9.374 billion (US$309.4 million) for July 2017, representing a 5.32% drop on month and 12.43% increase on year.

Delta Electronics reports mild increase in July revenues

Aug 10, 15:38

Delta Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$19.153 billion (US$632.16 million) for July 2017, representing a 2.45% increase on month and 2.33% increase on year.

Asia Optical 2Q17 net profit hits 38-quarter high

Aug 10, 15:37

Optical lens, device and digital camera maker Asia Optical has reported second-quarter 2017 net profit of NT$196.0 million (US$6.5 million), its highest quarterly level since the first quarter of 2008, according to the company.

Asia Optical chairman Robert Lai

Intel to launch top-end processors to counter AMD resurgence

Aug 10, 14:07

Intel plans to launch its 12-core Skylake-X processor, the Core i9-7920X, in late August, targeting the high-end gaming and enterprise PC market, and release other top-end Skylake-X series processors featuring 14-, 16-18-core architectures in late September, aiming to dampen the resurgence of AMD in...

High-end gaming motherboards see rising ASP

Foxlink revenues up 19.3% on year in July

Aug 9, 16:04

Foxlink has reported consolidated revenues of NT$8.654 billion (US$286.48 million) for July 2017, representing a 26.62% increase on month and 19.3% increase on year.

Gigabyte revenues up 26.29% on year in July

Aug 9, 16:03

Gigabyte Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$5.852 billion (US$193.72 million) for July 2017, representing a 5.61% increase on month and 26.29% increase on year.

iPhone suppliers see sales rising as new iPhone production gains momentum

Aug 9, 12:30

Most component and service suppliers in the iPhone supply chain have reported strong sales for July, indicating that production for new iPhone devices is gaining momentum, according to industry sources.

iPhone supply chain makers see sales momentum growing

Delta Electronics plans to acquire 35-55% stake in Vivotek

Aug 9, 09:57

Power supply maker and energy management solution provider Delta Electronics on August 8 announced plans to acquire a stake of between 35-55% in Vivotek, a developer of security surveillance solutions including network cameras, video servers and image processing software, at NT$98 (US$3.23) per share,...

Catcher Technology sees increased July revenues

Aug 9, 08:52

Metal-alloy chassis maker Catcher Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$7.449 billion (US$245 million) for July, increasing 2.20% on month and 24.23% on year, and NT$40.529 billion for January-July, up 0.41% on year.

Nvidia invests in China self-driving startup

Aug 8, 20:51

Tusimple, a Beijing-based startup focused on developing autonomous trucks, has disclosed that Nvidia will make a strategic investment to take a 3% stake in the company. Nvidia's investment is part of a a Series B financing round, Tusimple indicated.

ECS July revenues up 10.68% on year

Aug 8, 15:56

Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.485 billion (US$82.3 million) for July 2017, representing a 0.44% increase on month and 10.68% increase on year.

Brinno scores points in time-lapse camera ODM business

Aug 8, 15:12

Brinno, a maker of time-lapse cameras, has disclosed it has obtained ODM orders from US-based educational tablet developer Vernier Software & Technology, UK-based smart lock vendor Friday Labs, and US-based infrared thermal imaging camera vendor FLIR Systems.

Brinno-developed time-lapse camera models

Merry sees sequential revenue decline in July

Aug 8, 12:47

Headset maker Merry Electronics has reported revenues of NT$1.577 billion for July, down 16.75% on month but up 6.25% on year. July's sales performance met the company's expectation.

Chicony Electronics sees July revenues decline

Aug 7, 15:54

Chicony Electronics, a supplier of PC peripherals, has reported consolidated revenues of NT$6.16 billion (US$203.82 million) for July 2017, representing a 14.91% drop on month and 0.97% drop on year.

Largan Precision July revenues highest in 2017

Aug 7, 08:58

Smartphone-use lens module maker Largan Precision has reported consolidated revenues of NT$4.441 billion (US$146 million) for July, the highest monthly level so far in 2017 and increasing 15.09% on month but decreasing 3.27% on year.

Largan Precision CEO Lin En-ping

Casetek reports low gross margin for 2Q17

Aug 3, 22:07

Chassis maker Casetek Holdings has announced that second-quarter 2017 gross margin was only 13.9%, lower than the first quarter's 16%, as its clients' new tablets had not yet entered mass production.

Casetek is expected to enjoy an improved 2H17

Desktop sales expected to resume growth in 3Q17

Aug 3, 21:26

Desktop demand remained weak in the first half of 2017, but is expected to start growing in the third quarter driven by new products from AMD and Intel for the gaming and high-end desktop markets, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.

Competition in gaming desktop PC segment heating up

Aug 3, 14:05

Notebook brands including Asustek Computer, Micro-Star International (MSI), Lenovo and Acer have recently enhanced their respective gaming desktop PC portfolios, extending the ongoing fierce competition in the gaming notebook segment to the desktop space, according to industry sources.

Versatile and stylish gaming PCs increasingly popular with consumers

Micron executive skeptical about UFS

Aug 3, 11:16

While UFS has held much hype as being the successor to eMMC providing greater performance, it has yet to be seen if the mobile market as a collective whole has embraced this technology, according to Robert Bielby, senior director of Automotive at Micron Technology.

Micron eMMC NAND flash

Primax Electronics nets NT$2.00 per share for 1H17

Aug 2, 14:23

Primax Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$13.835 billion (US$455 million), net operating profit NT$680 million, net profit NT$461.8 million and net EPS of NT$1.05 for the second quarter of 2017, leading to consolidated revenues of NT$26.716 billion, net operating profit NT$1.270 billion,...

Quanta Storage accelerates collaborative robot production

Aug 2, 13:06

Failing to fill orders for collaborative robots in the first half of 2017 due to a serious supply shortage of decelerators from Japan-based Harmonic, Taiwan-based Quanta Storage is stepping up production to make up for the delay as the Japan-based supplier is actively expanding its production of the...

Quanta Storage gearing up for collaborative robot production

Optical device makers diversify product lines

Aug 1, 09:35

Digital camera ODMs Altek and Asia Optical and optical lens makers Kinko Optical and Ability Opto-Electronics Technology (AOET) have extended development and production to other product lines in a bid to drive business growth, according to industry sources.

Asustek pays US$15 million to end lawsuits with VIA

Aug 1, 09:03

VIA Technologies has announced it has settled its lawsuits with Asustek Computer in Taiwan and the US, with Asustek agreeing to pay VIA US$15 million.

Delta Electronics nets NT$3.14 per share for 1H17

Jul 31, 09:19

Power supply maker and energy management solution provider Delta Electronics has reported net EPS of NT$3.14 for January-June.

Lite-On Technology expects sequential growth in 3Q17 revenues

Jul 31, 09:16

EMS provider Lite-On Technology expects cloud computing and AI-based smart home devices to drive growth in demand for power supplies as well as shipments of invisible LED devices, LED outdoor lighting, automotive electronics, storage devices and structural components used in gaming PCs and notebooks...

Intel reports record 2Q17 revenues of US$14.8 billion

Jul 28, 15:20

Intel has reported second-quarter revenues of US$14.8 billion, up 9% on year. After adjusting for the Intel Security Group (ISecG) transaction, second-quarter revenues grew 14% from a year ago. Operating income was US$3.8 billion, up 190% on year, and non-GAAP operating income was US$4.2 billion, up...

Asia Tech Image 2Q17 gross margin hits record

Jul 28, 15:11

Contact image sensor module maker Asia Tech Image released its financial report for the second quarter of 2017 at a July 27 investors conference, with gross margin of 16.35% marking an historic high, according to the company.

Catcher starts operation at new plant

Jul 27, 21:28

Catcher Technology has completed construction of a new production base in Tainan, Southern Taiwan, and the site began operation on July 27, according to company chairman Hung Shui-shu.

Catcher chairman Hung Shui-shu

Graphics card shortages ease as cryptocurrency mining fad subsides

Jul 27, 20:20

With the cryptocurrency mining fad starting to subside, graphics card shortages have already eased and prices dropped back to normal levels, according to sources from graphics card players.

Maintenance costs for mining components may increase

Elan posts EPS of NT$1.04 in 1H17

Jul 27, 13:58

Touch and fingerprint sensor vendor Elan Microelectronics has reported net profit surged 74% from a year earlier to NT$405 million (US$13.3 million) in the first half of 2017. EPS for the six-month period came to NT$1.04.

AMD reports net loss of US$16 million for 2Q17

Jul 26, 16:14

AMD has announced second-quarter 2017 revenues of US$1.22 billion, operating income of US$25 million, and net loss of US$16 million, or negative US$0.02 per share. On a non-GAAP basis, operating income was US$49 million, net income was US$19 million, and earnings per share came to US$0.02.

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