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Notebook-use thermal module makers step into server applications

Apr 29, 12:02

Notebook-use heat-dissipation module makers, including Taiwan-based Auras Technology, Sunonwealth Electric Machine Industry, Asia Vital Components and Cooler Master as well as Japan-based Furukawa Electric, are extending production to models for use in servers which is likely to trigger a price war,...

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Transcend 1Q16 net profits fall 25%

Apr 29, 09:44

Memory module maker Transcend Information has announced net profits for the first quarter of 2016 declined 25.4% from a year earlier to NT$623 million (US$19.3 million), while consolidated revenues fell 7.9% on year to NT$5.65 billion.

Asustek denies plans to split company businesses

Apr 28, 12:53

Asustek Computer has refuted a rumor that the company is considering separating its Open Platform business group, which includes motherboard, graphics card, monitor and peripheral product lines, and the System business group, which includes PC, smartphone and tablet product lines, to form independent...

Hitech, Ezswap, Benma to push lithium-battery vehicles and exchange system in China

Apr 28, 12:22

Taiwan-based electric vehicle maker Hitech Energy has announced to partner with battery station operator Ezswap Networks and China-based Guangzhou Benma Industrial to establish battery exchange stations in Guangdong and Fujian provinces, China beginning the second half.

Demand for IC solutions from China robot markers increasing

Apr 25, 11:31

China-based hardware makers have rushed into the development and manufacture of robot products, offering an opportunity for Taiwan-based chipset vendors to ramp up their shipments to the sector, according to sources from Taiwan's IC supply chain.

Sinbon Electronics nets NT$1.41 per share for 1Q16

Apr 25, 10:30

Connector and cable assembly maker Sinbon Electronics has released its financial report for the first quarter of 2016, recording consolidated revenues of NT$3.323 billion (US$102 million), growing 10.52% on year, gross margin of 24.98%, up 2.53pp, net operating profit of NT$415 million, up 56.50%,...

VIA subsidiary Xander raided for making fake transactions

Stockwatch - Apr 22, 14:58

Taiwan's District Prosecutors Office raided the headquarters of Taiwan-based channel distributor Xander, a subsidiary of VIA Technologies, on April 21 as some of the company's executives and workers are suspected of having made fake transactions with companies they established to make its financial...

Primax reports increased earnings for 1Q16

Newswatch - Apr 22, 14:24

PC peripheral and mobile device component maker Primax Electronics has reported net profits of NT$400 million (US$12.38 million) for the first quarter of 2016, increasing 9% from a year earlier. The earnings translated into an EPS of NT$0.91 for the quarter compared to NT$0.85 of a year earlier.

Nvidia appoints new VP for Sales and Marketing in Asia Pacific

Apr 21, 15:29

Nvidia has announced that its Asia Pacific vice president of Sales and Marketing Francis Yu will retire and the company will appoint Vodafone Global Enterprise's ex-Asia Pacific vice president Raymond Teh to take over his position.

Foxconn-invested B2B online shopping platform commences operations

Apr 21, 14:12

A Foxconn-invested B2B business website, ibuyplastic.com, which is based in China, came online recently. The B2B platform aims to facilitate sales of more than 500 plastic parts and components from 18 companies to more than 3,000 clients initially, according to a China-based 163.com report.

Digitimes Research: AMD discrete GPU market share expected to rise

Apr 20, 16:02

SoC-based graphics cards were the most widely adopted GPU product in 2015 with a market share over 70%. CPU with integrated GPU was the second-largest GPU products, but its market share has been dropping every year because of the PC market's weakening demand. Shipments of discrete graphics cards have...

Intel reports 1Q16 GAAP revenue of US$13.7 billion

Apr 20, 15:28

Intel has reported first-quarter 2016 GAAP revenue of US$13.7 billion, operating income of US$2.6 billion, net income of US$2.0 billion and EPS of US%0.42. Intel reported non-GAAP revenue of US$13.8 billion, operating income of US$3.3 billion, net income of US$2.6 billion and EPS of US%0.54. The company...

Intel announces corporate restructuring; to reduce staff by 11%

Apr 20, 15:15

Intel has announced a restructuring initiative to accelerate its evolution from a PC company to one that powers the cloud and smart, connected computing devices. Intel said it will intensify focus in high-growth areas where it is positioned for long-term leadership, customer value and growth, while...

Micron intros new NVMe PCIe SSD portfolio

Apr 20, 11:18

Micron Technology has announced a new portfolio of PCIe solid state drives (SSDs) that leverage the high-performance NVMe protocol. The new Micron 9100 and 7100 PCIe SSDs provide data center customers with purpose-built storage products for implementing an agile, scale-out IT infrastructure. These...

Foxconn reportedly to return to China retail channel

Apr 19, 11:49

Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) reportedly is planning to return to China's retail channel, but instead of creating a specific department, Foxconn is separating the country into 8-10 areas for each of its sub-business groups to handle one segment, according to industry sources.

Lite-On Technology aims at revenue proportion of 10-15% for automotive electronics in 2018

Apr 18, 11:12

Lite-On Technology aims to increase the revenue proportion for automotive electronics, including LED automotive lighting (headlights, taillights, brake-lights and in-car lights), collision prevention sensors, driver-assist around-view cameras, actuating motors and heads-up displays, to 10-15% in 2018,...

Notebook-related IC suppliers expect to post 10-15% revenue growth in 2Q16

Apr 18, 10:43

Notebook-related IC suppliers expect to see revenues grow 10-15% sequentially in the second quarter of 2016 prior to a major pick-up in the third quarter, according to industry sources.

AMD announces new workstation graphics card with 32GB memory

Apr 15, 15:48

At the 2016 National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) show, AMD announced the new AMD FirePro W9100 32GB, a workstation graphics card with 32GB memory support for large asset workflows with creative applications planned for availability in the second quarter of 2016.

AMD FirePro W9100 graphics card with 32GB memory

Taiwan component makers facing competition over MacBook orders

Apr 15, 12:10

Apple is ready to launch new ultra-thin MacBooks in the second half of 2016, but Taiwan component makers are seeing increasing competition for related component orders. US-based Amphenol has recently joined Apple's supply chain to supply hinges and is likely to take some orders away from existing partners...

IDF Shenzhen 2016: Intel promotes 2-in-1 products from newcomers

Apr 15, 11:46

At Intel Developer Forum (IDF) Shenzhen 2016, several brand vendors including Huawei, TCL, Samsung Electronics and India-based Micromax, have showcased their latest 2-in-1 devices. Sources from the upstream supply chain believe that the competition in the 2-in-1 device market will grow fiercer in 2016...

Largan Precision conservative about operations in April, May

Apr 15, 11:05

Smartphone-use lens module maker Largan Precision expects business in April and May to basically remain unchanged on month due to off-season effects, CEO Lin En-ping said at an April 14 investors conference.

Mobile products, IoT, VR and robots spotlighted at Hong Kong Electronics Fair

Apr 14, 15:53

Hong Kong Electronics Fair Spring Edition is being hosted from April 13-16 and products such as smartphones, tablets, wearables, peripherals, IoT applications, robots and virtual reality are the focuses of the show.

IDF Shenzhen begins with IoT as main focus

Apr 14, 15:46

Intel Developer Forum (IDF) Shenzhen began on April 13 and its forums on the first day mainly focused on Internet of Things (IoT) applications and partnerships with China institutes and businesses.

Foxconn to acquire TeleEye

Apr 14, 14:48

Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) is planning to invest HK$240 million (US$30.95 million) to acquire a 50.07% stake in Hong Kong-based TeleEye Holdings for HK$0.55 per share via a subsidiary. Foxconn said it will start the acquisition after receiving approval from Hong Kong's Securities...

Foxconn to acquire TeleEye

Chicony Power March revenues down on year

Apr 13, 15:32

Power supply maker Chicony Power Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.89 billion (US$57.4 million) for March, increasing 10.35% but decreasing 15.35% on year, and those of NT$5.362 billion for January-March fell 11.49% on year.

Pegatron sees increased March revenues

Stockwatch - Apr 13, 11:11

ODM Pegatron has reported consolidated revenues of NT$89.369 billion (US$2.72 billion) for March, increasing 35.98% on month and 2.81% on year, and those of NT$256.520 billion for January-March slipped 37.79% on quarter and 6.47% on year.

MSI sees revenue growth in March

Stockwatch - Apr 11, 21:25

Micro-Star International (MSI) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$8.21 billion (US$252.98 million) for March 2016, representing a 20.96% increase on month and 20.23% increase on year.

Gigabyte reports revenues for March 2016

Stockwatch - Apr 11, 21:24

Gigabyte Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$4.87 billion (US$150.06 million) for March 2016, representing a 46.86% increase on month and 26.6% increase on year.

Digitimes Research: Global shipments of handset-, tablet-use touch panels in 1Q16 down sequentially

Apr 11, 21:23

There were an estimated 371.360 million handset-use touch panels and 48.849 million touch panels used in smaller-than 11-inch tablets shipped globally during the first quarter of 2016, decreasing 15.0% and 29.0% respectively on quarter, while the global shipments of 6.836 million notebook-use touch...

Foxlink revenues increase in March

Stockwatch - Apr 11, 16:14

Foxlink has reported consolidated revenues of NT$6.548 billion (US$202.24 million) for March 2016, representing a 44.07% increase on month and 4.27% increase on year.

Altek revenues rise in March

Stockwatch - Apr 11, 16:12

Altek has reported consolidated revenues of NT$951 million (US$29.37 million) for March 2016, representing a 45.37% increase on month and 4.01% increase on year.

Lite-On Technology reports increased revenues for March

Stockwatch - Apr 11, 16:00

Lite-On Technology Corporation has reported consolidated revenues of NT$18.387 billion (US$567.9illion) for March 2016, representing a 30.54% increase on month and 1.1% increase on year.

Chicony Electronics reports revenues for March 2016

Stockwatch - Apr 8, 16:05

Chicony Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$6.43 billion (US$198.35 million) for March 2016, representing a 40.03% increase on month and 0.11% drop on year.

Pascal graphics card to launch at Computex 2016 and enter mass shipments in July

Apr 8, 12:12

Nvidia is ready to announce its Maxwell-based Pascal graphics cards at Computex 2016 from May 31-June 4, with graphics card players including Asustek Computer, Gigabyte Technology and Micro-Star International (MSI) showcasing their reference board products, according to sources from graphics card pl...

Foxconn denies of having evaded taxes

Stockwatch - Apr 7, 21:06

Commenting on a report which claims that Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) has evaded taxes worth up to NT$741.2 billion (US$22.86 billion) via investments in Panama, Foxconn said the company has always been an honest tax payer and paid over NT$48 billion in taxes in Taiwan in 2015.

AMD announces availability of seventh-generation A-series processors

Apr 7, 15:56

AMD has announced availability of its new mobile seventh-generation AMD A-series processors, timed to support a new notebook design by HP. Equipped with advanced video, graphics, performance, and security features designed to boost productivity and enhance the entertainment experience, the AMD A-series...

Headset maker Merry posts strong sales in March

Stockwatch - Apr 7, 13:58

Headset maker Merry Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$870 million (US$26.84 million) for March, up 101.33% on month, but down 11.82% on year.

Chassis maker Silitech sees revenues up on month in March

Stockwatch - Apr 7, 13:33

Keypad and chassis part maker Silitech Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$213 million (US$6.57 million) for March, increasing 15.3% from the previous month.

ECS sees over 29% on-month decline in March revenues

Stockwatch - Apr 6, 21:41

Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.69 billion (US$82.89 million) for March 2016, representing a 60.71% increase on month but a 29.32% drop on year.

Largan Precision sees on-month increase in March revenues

Apr 6, 11:46

Smartphone-use lens module maker Largan Precision has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.024 billion (US$92.1 million) for March, increasing 48.40% on month but decreasing 22.95% on year, and those of NT$8.271 billion for January-March slipped 21.73% on year.

Foxlink to hand out cash dividend of NT$2 for 2015

Newswatch - Apr 6, 11:43

Connector and handset component maker Foxlink Technology plans to hand out a cash dividend of NT$2 for 2015, for which net profits totaled NT$1.65 billion (NT$5.09 million) or NT$3.22 per share.

Foxconn to invest US$1.65 billion in China subsidiaries

Mar 31, 15:23

Following its acquisition of Sharp, Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) has announced investments totaling US$1.65 billion in several companies in China covering industries including handsets, optical lenses, glass products, automation systems and robots.

Simplo expects over 20% sequential decline in 1Q16 revenues

Mar 31, 14:39

Battery maker Simplo Technology has announced a forecast for the first quarter and expects revenues to reach between NT$13.34-13.86 billion (US$409-424.94 million), down 20.5-23.49% sequentially from NT$17.44 billion in the fourth quarter of 2015. The company's net profits in the first quarter are...

Chip orders from Apple slow, say sources

Mar 31, 10:50

Chip orders from Apple are relatively slow in the second quarter of 2016 compared to those in the same quarter in previous years, according to industry sources.

Cvilux sees nearly 10% on-year drop in 2015 revenues

Mar 30, 22:16

Connector component maker Cvilux has announced consolidated revenues of NT$2.54 billion (US$77.88 million) for 2015, down 9.97% on year, operating profits of NT$1.67 billion, down 62% on year, net profits of NT$94 million, down 76% on year and EPS of NT$1.21.

China VR industry to face strong competition from worldwide first-tier players, says report

Mar 29, 15:49

With China's virtual reality (VR) market heating up, China-based VR start-ups have begun to push what they calim to be their unique VR technologies. China-based first-tier Internet service providers Baidu, Alibaba and Tencent have also been aggressively tapping the VR market. As non-China VR players...

Cvilux pushing transformation of connector business

Mar 29, 14:02

Seeing demand for PC and LCD TV connectors weakening and competition from China-based makers growing fierce, Taiwan-based connector maker Cvilux has been aggressively transforming its business and has started making peripherals for Apple products as well as connector products for automotive and Internet...

Intel RSA to heat up competition in server industry

Mar 28, 16:08

Seeing Intel and Microsoft's new platforms have been unable to boost demand for notebooks, ODMs are shifting their focuses to non-notebook product lines especially servers to maintain their gross margin performances in 2016; however, this along with Intel's Rack Scale Architecture (RSA), is expected...

Digitimes Research: Taiwan players have strong influence in server upstream supply chain

Mar 28, 16:01

Server brand vendors and ODMs are mainly purchasing their components in three business styles: buy and sell, direct sourcing and direct buying and Taiwan-based component makers are a key part of the server supply chain and have acquired an important position in the industry.

Lite-On Technology 4Q15 net profit hits 8-quarter high

Mar 28, 12:39

EMS provider Lite-On Technology released its financial report for the fourth quarter of 2015 at a March 25 investors conference, with net profit of NT$2.508 billion (US$76.2 million) the highest quarterly level since the first quarter of 2014, according to the company.

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