Commentary: Foxconn relies too heavily on Apple
Apr 18, 15:07
Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) is exposing itself to high risks by relying too much on a single client. Foxconn has revealed that its biggest client accounted for 50.63%, or NT$2 trillion of its revenues in 2013, up from 47.77%, or NT$1.86 trillion in 2012.
AMD to host APU 14 in China; embracing China for growth
Apr 18, 14:11
AMD will host its APU 14 event in Beijing, China in May with several AMD executives set to deliver keynotes. AMD's partners will showcase their latest innovations, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.
Digitimes Research: Qualcomm rethinks AP development strategy
Apr 17, 14:02
Qualcomm has received recognition from brand vendors for its mobile application processors (APs) based on its in-house developed architecture. However, its competitors have started to pick up their pace in releasing new products, and the CPU cores have become less important in SoC products. Amid such...
Young Optics to deal out 2013 cash dividend of NT$1.88
Stockwatch - Apr 17, 12:13
Optical lens module maker Young Optics has announced it will distribute a cash dividend per share of NT$1.88 (US$0.062) for 2013, accounting for 89.95% of the corresponding net EPS of NT$2.09.
Taiwan market: Epson launches CISS printers
Apr 16, 21:10
Seiko Epson on April 16 unveiled two CISS (continuous ink supply system) A3/A4 printers, the 6-color L1800 and 4-color L1300, for immediate launch in the Taiwan market at recommended retail prices of NT$16,990 (US$563) and NT$13,990, respectively, according to Epson Taiwan Technology & Trading.
Intel reports 1Q14 results with income of US$1.9 billion
Apr 16, 16:30
Intel has reported first-quarter revenues of US$12.8 billion, operating income of US$2.5 billion, net income of US$1.9 billion and EPS of NT$0.38. The company generated approximately US$3.5 billion in cash from operations, paid dividends of US$1.1 billion, and used US$545 million to repurchase 22 million...
Leadtek pushes virtual desktop products for 2014, says paper
Newswatch - Apr 16, 15:46
Taiwan-based graphics card maker Leadtek Research is currently focusing on businesses such as virtual desktops, medical health equipment and online game hosting, and is looking to turn profitable in the second quarter, according to a Chinese-language Apply Daily report.
Motherboard players pushing non-motherboard businesses for profit growth
Apr 16, 14:11
Despite expectations of a strong second quarter thanks to the launch of Intel's Haswell Refresh platform, motherboard players such as Asustek Computer, Gigabyte Technology, Micro-Star International (MSI) and ASRock have also been pushing their non-motherboard businesses aggressively, hoping to raise...
Taiwan battery module makers eye orders from China 4G base stations
Apr 14, 21:57
Taiwan-based battery module makers are looking to enter the supply chain of China's telecom carriers for backup battery orders for their 4G base stations. However, since the China government is trying to nurture local lithium battery players, Taiwan makers have little chance of landing related order...
Intel aggressively promoting tablet CPUs in China
Apr 14, 15:34
Intel has resorted to an aggressive pricing strategy to promote sales of its tablet-use processors, particularly in China, a move which apparently will take on Qualcomm and MediaTek, while ramping up its market share, according to industry sources.
Intel to enhance water resistance in new products
Apr 14, 14:13
Following its recent acquisition of fitness wearable device maker Basis Band, Intel has been working with US-based waterproof coating solution provider HzO to improve its high-end mobile device and smart watch products, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.
Delta Electronics March revenues up
Apr 11, 11:00
Taiwan-based power supply maker Delta Electronics on April 10 reported consolidated revenues of NT$15.353 billion (US$505 million) for March, increasing 18.65% on month and 8.97% on year, and NT$43.036 billion for January-March, rising 10.83% on year.
Lite-On Technology March revenues increase
Apr 9, 11:40
EMS provider Lite-On Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$18.275 billion (US$602 million) for March, rising 18.76% sequentially and 11.21% on year, and January-March consolidated revenues reached NT$51.392 billion, up 10.68% on year.
Qualcomm announces highest-end Snapdragon 810 and 808 processors
Apr 9, 10:47
Qualcomm Technologies has introduced its next-generation mobile processors for the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 tier, the Snapdragon 810 and 808 processors. The Snapdragon 810 and 808 processors are Qualcomm Technologies' highest performing platform to date, completing Qualcomm Technologies' lineup of 64-bit...
Largan sees large growth in March revenue
Stockwatch - Apr 8, 11:35
Handset-use lens module maker Largan Precision has reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.835 billion (US$93.3 million) for March, hiking 77.09% sequentially and 74.64% on year.
Lenovo to buy mobile patents from NEC
Apr 7, 13:06
Lenovo has announced that it has purchased a portfolio of patents from NEC consisting of more than 3,800 patent families filed in numerous countries around the world.
Taiwan becomes largest source of China electronics imports in 2013, says MOEA
Apr 7, 12:07
China imported electronic devices and components worth US$307.04 billion in total in 2013 and Taiwan-based makers together accounted for 27.3%, making Taiwan become the largest source followed by South Korea with 18.7%, Japan with 7.7% and the US with 5.4%, according to Taiwan's Ministry of Economic...
Simplo, Catcher Technology see March revenues increase
Apr 7, 10:02
Taiwan-based notebook battery pack maker Simplo Technology has reported March consolidated revenues of NT$4.512 billion (US$149 million) up 45.18% on month and 26.10% on year, while metal-alloy chassis maker Catcher Technology had those of NT$4.076 billion, growing on month by 47.54% and on year by...
Altek, Asia Tech Image March revenues up sequentially
Stockwatch - Apr 7, 09:48
Taiwan-based digital camera ODM Altek has reported March consolidated revenues of NT$1.573 billion (US$51.8 million), up 41.44% on month but down 0.28% on year, while contact image senor module maker Asia Tech Image had those of NT$278 million, growing on month by 21.24% and on year by 6.13%, according...
Nvidia expects better 2014, says company product marketing VP
Mar 31, 21:17
Nvidia vice president of corporate and product marketing Ujesh Desai at a recent interview pointed out that the company's graphics card shipments enjoyed slight growth on year in 2013 and expects its performance in 2014 to be better than 2013.
Foxconn nets NT$8.16 per share for 2013
Mar 31, 10:00
EMS provider Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) has reported net EPS of NT$8.16 (US$0.273) for 2013, with consolidated revenues reaching NT$3,952.318 billion, gross margin 6.44%, net operating profit NT$109.314 billion and net profit NT$107.346 billion.
HDD vendors promoting ultra-slim models
Mar 28, 11:07
HDD vendors have been promoting 5mm ultra-slim HDDs for ultrabooks, 2-in-1 devices and above 10-inch tablets, with Dell, Asustek Computer and Lenovo expected to be initial adopters. Large-volume shipments will begin at the end of 2014, according to supply chain makers.
Lite-On Technology to acquire LarView Technologies
Mar 28, 10:13
Taiwan-based EMS provider Lite-On Technology on March 27 announced that it will acquire a 100% stake in LarView Technologies, its CCM (compact camera module) joint venture established in 2012 with handset-use lens module maker Largan Precision and Japan-based TDK, for NT$500 million (US$16.4 million)...
Apacer to ramp SSD sales to Europe
Mar 27, 14:32
Having posted record high revenues of NT$9.84 billion (US$322.15 million) in 2013, memory module maker Apacer Technology will aim to boost its sales of embedded, industrial, consumer and overclocked SSDs to Europe to sustain growth, according to the company.
Nvidia unveils new mobile supercomputer for embedded systems
Mar 27, 11:46
Nvidia has opened the door to the development of a new generation of applications that employ computer vision, image processing and real-time data processing - with the launch of a developer platform based on a mobile supercomputer for embedded systems.
Foxconn cooperating with China-based BAIC for electric vehicle market
Mar 26, 22:05
Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) is reportedly cooperating with China-based Beijing Automotive Group (BAIC) to develop new-energy batteries for electric cars, hoping to gain advantages in China's new energy vehicle (NEV) market, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.
Apple placing next-generation iPhone battery orders with Simplo and Desay
Mar 26, 21:45
Apple has reportedly placed its next-generation iPhone battery orders with only two suppliers: Taiwan-based Simplo Technology and China-based Shenzhen Desay Battery Technology. Dynapack, a battery supplier for the iPhone 5 and 5c currently has no orders confirmed, according to sources from the upstream...
SSD penetration rate bound to rise in 2014
Mar 26, 16:03
The recent roll-outs of new SSDs by Kingston Technology and Memoright will help ramp up the penetration rate of SSDs in the data storage device segment, according to industry sources.
Western Digital expects growth in surveillance HDD demand
Mar 25, 14:42
Western Digital expects demand for surveillance hard disc drives (HDD) to grow 10% within the next 3-5 years and the growth will be contributed mainly by the Asia Pacific market, indicating that HDD makers will try to expand their cooperation with system integrators and surveillance product vendors...
IC market for personal computing systems to jump 6% in 2014, says IC Insights
Mar 25, 14:16
Following three consecutive years of declines, the IC market for total personal computing systems is forecast to increase 6% to US$77.7 billion in 2014 and climb another 6% in 2015 to US$82.1 billion, which will be just shy of the record-high US$82.3 billion set in 2010, according to IC Insights. A...
Micron introduces next-generation SSD
Mar 21, 15:19
Micron Technology has announced a new personal storage class solid state drive (SSD), the M550, which is designed to meet the increasingly demanding needs of high-performance computing, ultra-thin and media/video applications, according to the company.
CCM makers see aggressive orders from smartphone industry
Mar 19, 21:47
Compact camera module (CCM) makers' orders from smartphone vendors have been growing strongly especially for high-end camera modules with visibility already reaching the end of the second quarter, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.
Smartphone cooling module demand may remain weak until 2015
Mar 17, 22:01
Despite having received orders for tablet heat pipes, Taiwan-based cooling module makers are still not able to land orders from most smartphone vendors and are unlikely to do so until 2015, when demand for 4G LTE smartphones is expected to start picking up, according to sources from the cooling module...
Simplo posts strong profits for 2013
Mar 17, 11:16
Notebook battery pack maker Simplo Technology has posted net profit of NT$3.236 billion (US$108 million) for 2013, 4.96% higher than its paid-in capital of NT$3.083 billion.