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  • Microsoft Taiwan implements BizSpark Plus via cooperation with local business accelerators

    IT + CE | 11min ago

  • LCD monitor shipments drop in 2Q15, says WitsView

    Displays | 12h 32min ago

  • India to overtake US as second-largest smartphone market by 2017, says Strategy Analytics

    Mobile + telecom | 12h 37min ago

  • Xilinx tapes out MPSoC on TSMC 16nm FF+ process

    Bits + chips | 12h 40min ago

  • Globalfoundries completes acquisition of IBM microelectronics business

    Bits + chips | 12h 44min ago

  • Taiwan IC design houses looking for more orders from China handset vendors

    Bits + chips | Jul 2, 20:52

  • Taiwan IC design houses to see profits shrink in 2015

    Bits + chips | Jul 2, 20:49

  • Digitimes Research: China makers expanding production for wearable displays

    Displays | Jul 2, 20:48

  • Garmin to launch first bicycle-use rear-view radar

    IT + CE | Jul 2, 20:42

  • New iPhone enters production, say Taiwan makers

    Before Going to Press | Jul 2, 20:33

  • Clevo starts remodeling Buynow chain stores in China

    Before Going to Press | Jul 2, 20:32

  • Taiwan market: iPhone 6 sales slowing down, say channels

    Before Going to Press | Jul 2, 20:27

  • Xilinx tapes out MPSoC on TSMC 16nm FF+ process

    Before Going to Press | Jul 2, 20:26

  • PTI set to post revenue growth in 3Q15

    Before Going to Press | Jul 2, 20:25

  • Korea panel makers see reserves hit 3-year high

    Before Going to Press | Jul 2, 20:25

  • AUO, Innolux further down-talk merger possibilities

    Before Going to Press | Jul 2, 20:24

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Vendors seeking alternate solutions for metal notebook chassis

Jul 2, 15:40

Notebook brand vendors such as Dell and Hewlett-Packard (HP) have recently been inquiring about carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic and magnesium-lithium alloy chassis for their new metal chassis notebooks, and vendors that have inquired about carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic chassis, are looking to save...

Supply chain players gear up for new Nintendo console

Jul 2, 11:54

Japan-based Nintendo is planning to launch its next-generation games console in 2016 and has recently asked its supply chain partners to start pilot production in October, at the latest. The console will be manufactured by Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry), but Pegatron Technology is...

nintendo

Taipower to limit power supply to industrial users

Jun 30, 15:03

With Taiwan's power consumption having risen significantly due to hot weather, the government-owned Taipower's operating reserve may drop to as low as 2.2% shortly and the issue could lead to malfunctions of some of its mid- or large-size machines. As a result, Taipower is planning to cut power supply...

Foxconn mulls spinning off subsidiaries for listing in China stock markets, says report

Jun 30, 14:59

Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) is considering spinning off its subsidiaries in China to let them list in local stock markets, and more than one of such subsidiaries are likely to go public by year-end 2015, according to a China Business News report.

Digitimes Research: Intel 28nm SoFIA 4G AP delayed to early 2016; may face overlap issue with 14nm version

Jun 29, 21:34

Despite the fact that the design is complete and the chip is ready for mass production, Intel's 28nm SoFIA 4G application processor (AP) is still unlikely to be launched until the beginning of 2016 due to the adjustments over the software part that is still not yet mature. For 2015, Intel will still...

Notebook demand not strong as expected in 2H15, overall shipments to drop on year in 2015

Jun 29, 15:31

Notebook demand may not see as strong growth in the second half as originally expected and overall shipments are expected to decline to 160 million units in 2015, down 5% on year with some conservative players even forecasting the number to reach only 150 million units, down a double-digit percentage...

Broadcom expands strategic collaborations in China

Jun 26, 15:58

Broadcom has announced a series of MoU agreements with several China-based companies, including Hangzhou H3C Technologies, Inspur and StarTimes. The signing of these agreements reflects Broadcom's ongoing commitment to expand strategic relationships in Asia and drive further innovation in home entertainment...

Darfon appoints new chairman

Stockwatch - Jun 25, 14:43

Taiwan-based keyboard maker Darfon Electronics has appointed its president Andy Su as the new chairman of the company, while former chairman Sheaffer Lee has stepped down after serving his term, according to a company post with the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE).

Digitimes Research: White-box players pushing 10.1-inch Windows tablets

Jun 25, 14:42

During a survey of southern China's white-box tablet supply chain recently, Digitimes Research found that Intel will not be able to supply its Cherry Trail-based solutions to white-box players until the end of the third quarter. Most white-box players will only be able to use Bay Trail-T CR solutions...

BizLink sees revenue growth in 2014

Jun 25, 14:36

Connector maker BizLink has announced consolidated revenues of US$246 million for 2014, up 3.1% on year and net profits of US$20.36 million, up 7.25% on year. The company will distribute dividends of NT$5.50 (US$0.18), NT$5 in cash and NT$0.50 in stock.

Lite-On Technology expects 4 new businesses to begin to profit in 2016

Jun 24, 20:06

EMS provider Lite-On Technology has started operating in 6-7 new business fields and expects four: automotive electronics, LED street lamps, industrial automation and biotechnology/medical care, to begin to profit in 2016, company chairman Raymond Soong said at the 2015 shareholders meeting on June...

Lite-On Technology chairman Raymond Soong

Casetek Holdings expects capacity utilization to rise to 90% in 3Q15

Jun 23, 21:20

Metal-alloy chassis maker Casetek Holdings utilized 65-75% of production capacity equivalent to 6,000-7,000 CNC machines in the first quarter of 2015 and expects capacity utilization to begin to increase at the end of the second quarter and to reach 90% in the third, according to the company.

Silicon providers main beneficiaries of enthusiast PC growth; opportunities exist for vendors to raise profits with innovative products, says HWinsights

Jun 23, 15:28

The rapid expansion in demand for premium PC hardware from the enthusiast and overclocking segments has given hardware vendors a much needed opportunity to bolster declining sales in the mainstream consumer space. But while related players have all enjoyed some gains from their efforts to design and...

No clear business prospects for PC component suppliers until July, say sources

Jun 23, 12:25

Orders received this coming July will be crucial for the second half 2015 business prospects for Taiwan-based component makers in the notebook and PC industry supply chain, according to sources in the supply chain.

Microsoft looking to charge extra licensing fees for high-end notebooks

Jun 22, 23:49

Microsoft has been talking to notebook brand vendors about the licensing of Windows 10 recently and is planning to charge extra fees for notebook models with high-end hardware such as Core i7 processors or Full HD display. However, the vendors are concerned that the increased fees could impact their...

Intel pushing into SSD market, looking to surpass Samsung in 2016

Jun 22, 23:47

To expand its presence in the solid state drive (SSD) market, Intel has recently launched its newest 750 series SSDs with technology that is able to enhance the transmission speed, and is offering price cuts on its existing products in order to narrow its gap with the largest vendor, Samsung Electronics,...

Catcher subsidiary to acquire equipment from China-based Jingdiao

Stockwatch - Jun 22, 23:39

Catcher Technology has announced that its subsidiary in Suqian, China has acquired equipment from China-based Beijing Jingdiao, according to a company's post on Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE).

Digitimes Research: Usage of Thunderbolt 3.0, USB Type-C connectors to affect external interface applications

Jun 22, 23:28

Intel's upgrade of external interfaces from Thunderbolt 2.0 to 3.0 and the switch from Mini DisplayPort (mDP) connectors to Type-C USB connectors will lead the way for the Type-C USB connectors to replace the Type-A USB connectors used in current PC systems as well as the micro-USB connectors used...

Western Digital, Seagate release new mobile HDDs

Jun 22, 12:23

Western Digital and Seagate have both released new mobile hard disk drive (HDD) products recently as demand has been rising rapidly. Western Digital has launched mobile HDDs with 1TB-3TB capacities, aiming at customers with demand for large storage space. Seagate has unveiled an ultra-thin 500GB HDD...

Intel Skylake to debut at Gamescom in August

Jun 18, 15:28

Intel's 14nm Skylake processors and 100-series chipsets for desktops are expected to be unveiled in early August at Gamescom in Germany. Intel will announce the Core i7-6700K and Core i5-6600K as well as Z170 chipsets initially targeting gamers, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.

ECS sees increasing profits in 2014; turning passive about motherboard business

Jun 17, 22:48

Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) has announced consolidated revenues of NT$55.9 billion (US$1.8 billion) for 2014, down 11.89% from a year ago, while net profits were NT$1.39 billion, up 22.33% on year and EPS NT$2.09.

Shin Zu Shing to expand MIM capacity

Jun 17, 16:01

Hinge maker Shin Zu Shing (SZS) expects utilization of metal injection molding (MIM) production capacity to increase from 50% in the first half of 2015 to 100% beginning July due to surging orders for hinges and structural components from notebook and smart wearable device vendors and will add batch...

Lotes expects shipments of Type-C connectors to take off in 2016

Jun 16, 19:59

Electronic connector maker Lotes has developed USB 3.1 Type-C connectors and begun small-volume shipments.Shipments are expected to take off in 2016, according to the company.

Chicony Power distributes dividends and appoints new chairman

Jun 16, 15:32

Taiwan-based lighting and power component maker Chicony Power Technology has announced it will distribute a dividend of NT$2.30 (US$0.07) in cash and NT$0.05 in stock and the company's chairman Kent Hsu will retire from his position with vice-chairman and CEO MK Hsu to take over the position.

Flytech Technology leads in customized POS, says chairman

Jun 15, 11:19

POS (point of sale) device and peripheral maker Flytech Technology has surpassed fellow makers in customized POS design and technology and even led in developing POS hardware specifications, according to company chairman Thomas Lam.

Taiyo Yuden to end optical disc business

Jun 12, 14:54

Japan-based Taiyo Yuden will end production of optical discs, mainly CD-R, DVD-R and BD-R, at the end of 2015 and quit the optical disc market in March 2016 due to decreasing profitability arising from depreciation of the Japanese Yen and shrinking global demand, according to the company.

Foxlink posts 2014 financial results; to distribute NT$2 cash dividend

Jun 11, 14:32

Foxlink hosted an investors conference on June 10, posting its 2014 financial results of consolidated revenues of NT$91.07 billion (US$2.95 billion), operating profits of NT$10.67 billion, consolidated gross margins of 11.71%, net profits of NT$1.79 billion and EPS of NT$3.50. The company will distribute...

Guo Tai-qiang, Foxlink chairman

Largan Precision expects sequential growth in July

Jun 11, 10:20

Smartphone camera lens module maker Largan Precision, based on orders received, expects shipments and consolidated revenues to remain unchanged on month in June and to increase in July, according to company CEO Lin En-ping.

Largan Precision CEO Lin En-ping

Hinge maker Syncmold reports flat performance for January-May

Jun 10, 22:17

Hinge/stand maker Syncmold Enterprise has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.78 billion (US$121.7 million) for the first five months of 2015, edging up 0.54% from a year earlier.

Storage device maker Longsys looks to strengthen ties with Taiwan chip firms

Jun 10, 21:29

Shenzhen Longsys Electronics is looking to strengthen its ties with Taiwan-based semiconductor players while staying focused on high-margin industrial storage products and solutions for handheld devices, according to the storage device company.

Foxconn revenues down 14% on month in May

Jun 10, 21:24

Foxconn Electronics has reported revenues of NT$301.6 billion (US$9.71 billion) for May, down 14.4% from the previous month but up 12.6% from a year earlier. For the first five months of 2015 revenues amounted to NT$1.668 trillion, increasing 15.4% on year.

MSI revenues drop in May

Stockwatch - Jun 10, 16:32

Micro-Star International (MSI) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$5.622 billion (US$181.93 million) for May 2015, representing a 4.13% drop on month and 20.51% drop on year.

Asustek revenues drop on year in May

Stockwatch - Jun 10, 16:32

Asustek Computer has reported consolidated revenues of NT$33.682 billion (US$1.09 billion) for May 2015, representing a 1.94% increase on month and 8.58% drop on year.

ASRock announces poor 2014, but expects improvement in 2H15

Jun 10, 16:06

ASRock has announced its 2014 financial results, with consolidated revenues going down 14% on year to reach NT$8.91 billion (US$288.39 million). Its gross margin was 18.4%, down 3.1pp, and net profits dropped sharply by 53.9% to reach NT$490 million.

Aten International sees decreased May revenues

Jun 10, 15:30

KVM switch solution provider Aten International has reported consolidated revenues of NT$373 million (US$12.1 million) for May, decreasing 5.94% on month and 2.22% on year, and NT$1.95 billion for January-May, growing 1.05% on year.

Lite-On Technology sees decreased May revenues

Jun 10, 11:34

EMS provider Lite-On Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$16.764 billion (US$545 million) for May, slipping 2.37% on month and 14.87% on year, while consolidated revenues for January-May totaled NT$85.480 billion, dipping 5.02% on year.

Catcher Technology expects good 2015

Jun 9, 22:03

Metal-alloy chassis maker Catcher Technology, in view of growing demand for smartphones and increasing complexity and difficulty in chassis design, expects good 2015 business operations, company chairman Hung Shui-shu said at the 2015 shareholders meeting on June 9.

Catcher Technology chairman Hung Shui-shu

Delta Electronics May revenues almost flat on year

Stockwatch - Jun 9, 15:54

Delta Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$16.164 billion (US$519.33 million) for May 2015, representing a 4.17% increase on month and 0.45% drop on year.

Gigabyte revenues rise in May

Stockwatch - Jun 9, 15:53

Gigabyte Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.848 billion (US$123.63 million) for May 2015, representing a 1.2% increase on month and 4.41% increase on year.

Primax Electronics May revenues down on month, up on year

Jun 9, 15:35

PC peripheral and handset compact camera module (CCM) maker Primax Electronics on June 8 reported consolidated revenues of NT$4.52 billion (US$147 million) for May, decreasing 7.38% on month but increasing 3.04% on year, and sales of NT$22.36 billion for January-May, growing 8.21% on year.

Robot maker Hiwin reports strong sales for May

Newswatch - Jun 9, 15:09

Hiwin Technologies saw its revenues soar 4.9% on month and 24% on year to NT$1.464 billion (US$46.93 million) in May 2015.

Flytech Technology May revenues hit record, says paper

Newswatch - Jun 9, 14:46

POS (point of sale) device maker Flytech Technology on June 8 reported consolidated revenues of NT$505 million (US$16.4 million) for May, the highest monthly figure on record with growth of 18.19% on month and of 25.90% on year, according to Chinese-language newspaper Commercial Times (<..

Merry Electronics sees slightly decreased May revenues

Stockwatch - Jun 9, 14:32

Handset-use audio component maker Merry Electronics on June 8 reported consolidated revenues of NT$850 million (US$27.6 million) for May 2015, representing a slight decline of 1.25% on month and 2.79% on year.

ECS posts gains in May revenues

Stockwatch - Jun 8, 16:20

Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$5.268 billion (US$169.39 million)for May 2015, representing a 89.76% increase on month and 6.31% increase on year.

Colorful to become 3rd-largest motherboard vendor in China in 2015

Jun 8, 16:14

China-based motherboard vendor Colorful is expected to ship 3-3.5 million motherboards in China in 2015 and become the third largest vendor in the country, surpassing Micro-Star International (MSI) and Biostar as well as ASRock and Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS).

Altek sees May revenues drop

Stockwatch - Jun 8, 16:12

Altek has reported consolidated revenues of NT$965 million (US$31.03 million) for May 2015, representing a 12.56% drop on month and 44.71% drop on year.

Chicony revenues increase in May

Stockwatch - Jun 8, 16:08

Chicony Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$6.807 billion (US$218.88 million) for May 2015, representing a 8.85% increase on month and 7.31% increase on year.

Largan Precision sees increased May revenues

Jun 8, 11:42

Smartphone camera lens module maker Largan Precision has reported consolidated revenues of NT$4.419 billion (US$143.7 million) for May, increasing 3.38% on month and 30.25% on year.

Computex 2015: Tobii to partner with MSI to integrate eye-tracking technology into gaming notebooks

Jun 5, 15:23

Sweden-based eye-tracking technology developer Tobii Tech has signed a MOU with Micro-Star International (MSI) to integrate the technology into MSI's gaming notebook products at Computex 2015.

Oscar Werner, president (right) and Henrik Johansson, VP of product and marketing department (left)

Apacer expects embedded SSD shipments to rise in 2H15

Jun 5, 14:46

Memory module maker Apacer Technology expects shipments of its embedded SSDs during the second half of 2015 to be 10-15% higher than the levels in the first half.

Apacer looking to boost embedded SSD shipments
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