Intel pushes into mini desktop market in 2015
Apr 16, 10:09
Despite weak global PC sales, inexpensive mini desktops are still seeing strong demand from consumers, prompting Intel to strengthen its mini desktop platform R&D and related marketing, according to sources from the upstream supply chain. In addition, Intel is also aggressively promoting its Compute...
Dell, Asustek to launch products supporting USB Type-C, says paper
Newswatch - Apr 14, 15:49
After Apple's adoption of the USB Type-C port on its 12-inch MacBook, Dell also recently announced to use the technology for its 11-inch tablet and Asustek Computer is planning to launch gaming notebooks with USB Type-C support in the second half at the earliest, according to a Chinese-language Apply...
Transcend 1Q15 SSD sales approach total for 1H14
Apr 13, 15:21
Transcend Information saw its cumulative 2015 shipments of SSD (solid state drive) products through March reach nearly the total shipped in the first half of 2014, according to the Taiwan-based company.
Delta Electronics reports revenues for March 2015
Stockwatch - Apr 10, 15:46
Delta Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$14.745 billion (US$464 million) for March 2015, representing a 26.32% increase on month and 3.96% drop on year.
Foxlink sees flat revenue performance in March
Apr 10, 14:52
Taiwan-based connector maker Foxlink has announced consolidated revenues of NT$6.28 billion (US$201.47 million) for March, up slightly from NT$62.7 billion in February, but down 12.73% on year. The company's first-quarter consolidated revenues were NT$21.61 billion, down 9.43% on year.
Realtek March revenues rebound
Stockwatch - Apr 9, 20:23
Networking IC design company Realtek Semiconductor has reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.55 billion (US$81.8 million) for March 2015, up 21% sequentially and 2.2% from a year ago.
Gigabyte reports revenues for March
Stockwatch - Apr 9, 16:12
Gigabyte Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$4.4 billion (US$141.52 million) for March 2015, representing 36.66% increase on month and 19.26% increase on year.
Chicony sees revenues increase in March
Stockwatch - Apr 9, 16:00
Chicony Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$6.439 billion (US$206.94 million) for March 2015, representing a 31.43% increase on month and 1.02% increase on year.
Automated equipment component makers brace for strong sales in 2015
Apr 9, 10:52
Taiwan-based automated equipment component suppliers, including TBI Motion Technology, Chieftek Precision and Hiwin Technologies, are expected to keep their sales momentum in 2015 thanks to rising demand for automated equipment, according to industry sources.
Lite-On Technology sees revenues stay flat on year in March
Apr 8, 21:50
Lite-On Technology has reported revenues of NT$18.19 billion (US$585.73 million) for March, up 26% sequentially and unchanged from a year earlier. Revenues for the first quarter of 2015 totaled NT$51.55 billion, or at the same level of a year ago.
Global trends in electric vehicles
Apr 8, 11:55
Electric vehicles have been developing rapidly from the original hybrids, to parallel/serial and plug-in hybrids through the optimization of power drive designs. Since then, the industry has been able to develop all-electric models as the electronic and drive control technologies matured. All-electric...
Taiwan ICT industry looks to find new niches in automotive electronics market
Apr 8, 11:39
AutoTronics Taipei is underway and will run from April 8-11 2015 at the TWTC Hall 1 and Nangang Exhibition Hall, offering a professional platform for vendors to showcase an array of diversified products that will appeal to both Taiwan and international buyers, while also providing Taiwan makers of...
IDF Shenzhen 2015: Intel to show R&D progress and partnerships in China
Apr 7, 13:49
Intel will host its spring Intel Developer Forum (IDF) in Shenzhen, China from April 8-9 with keynotes from company CEO Brian Krzanich, announcements on the company's latest R&D progress, lineup and partnerships in China and covering fields including PCs, handsets, tablets, servers and Internet...
Largan March revenues increase
Apr 7, 12:23
Handset-use lens module maker Largan Precison has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.925 billion (US$125 million) for March, up 50 sequentially and 38.45% on year. January-March consolidated revenues totaled NT$10.567 billion, growing 54.08% on year.
Phison poised to expand SSD business
Apr 2, 11:08
NAND flash device controller supplier Phison Electronics is looking to expand its SSD operation in 2015, according to company chairman Khein-Seng Pua.
China market: Xiaomi unveils 5 new products
Mar 31, 21:56
Xiaomi Technology has unveiled five new products to celebrate its five-year anniversary. The new products include a pink edition Xiaomi Note, Hongmi 2A, Xiaomi 2 TV, Xiaomi scale and Xiaomi power supply adapter.
Taiwan plastic chassis makers reducing capacities
Mar 31, 21:07
Ju Teng International Holdings, Huan Hsin Holdings and Zhan Yun Shanghai Electronics have been decreasing production capacities for plastic chassis due to shrinking demand for notebooks and fast growing adoption of metal-alloy chassis, according to industry sources.
Simplo pushing new businesses
Mar 31, 15:35
Notebook battery maker Simplo Technology is preparing to enter the automation and Internet of Things (IoT) industries in 2015 and is developing a smart robotic arm that will be installed at its production lines first at the end of 2015 and sold to other manufacturers later. The company is also developing...
Motherboard players unlikely to achieve shipment targets for 2015
Mar 31, 15:14
Since demand for motherboards from Europe and China is still weak, motherboard players such as Micro-Star International (MSI), Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) and Biostar are expected to see shipments decline in 2015. The top-2 vendors Asustek Computer and Gigabyte Technology may not be able to achieve...
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.