AMD unveils Radeon Pro Duo graphics card
Apr 26, 11:05
AMD has announced its first dual-GPU graphics card designed for professionals: the Polaris-architecture-based Radeon Pro Duo. Built on the capabilities of the Radeon Pro WX 7100.
Merry reports strong EPS for 1Q17
Newswatch - Apr 25, 22:13
Headset maker Merry Electronics has reported net profits of NT$319 million (US$10.594 million) on revenues of NT$4.515 billion for the first quarter of 2017. First-quarter EPS stood at NT$1.74 compared to NT$0.21 of a year earlier.
Commentary: Motherboard players act passively about outcome of the market
Apr 24, 20:30
With PC demand remaining weak and the PC DIY channel continuing to experience decreased sales in the first quarter of this year, motherboard and graphics card players pointed out that the market is already in a phase of decline and most players are mainly waiting for competitors to quit the market...
Motherboard shipments may see over 10% decline in 2017
Apr 24, 15:42
Despite some research firms believing that worldwide PC shipments' decline has already started slowing down, many motherboard players still see weak demand from the PC DIY channel, especially in China. As a result, the players believe their motherboard and graphics card shipments in 2017 are unlikely...
IC distributor Audix reports strong earnings for 1Q17
Newswatch - Apr 20, 13:50
IC distributor and component maker Audix has reported net profits of NT$108 million (US$43.55 million) for the first quarter of 2017, increasing 35% on year. The earnings translated into an EPS of NT$1.01 for the quarter.
Delta Electronics creates green building in Netherlands
Apr 20, 11:03
Power supply maker and energy management solution provider Delta Electronics has announced that it has completed renovation and upgrading of a 30-year-old office building in Hoofddorp, the Netherlands, its headquarters for the Europe, Middle East and Africa region, into a green building capable of...
AcBel Polytech, Fujitsu form strategic alliance
Apr 19, 15:39
Power supply maker AcBel Polytech and Fujitsu on April 18 formed a strategic alliance to combine AcBel's power supplies and Fujitsu's communication technology to compete for orders for low-voltage smart meters in the Taiwan market initially, according to AcBel.
Intel to unveil Basin Falls, launch Coffee Lake ahead of schedule
Apr 19, 15:23
Intel will unveil its Basin Falls platform, i.e. Skylake-X, Kaby Lake-X processors and X299 chipset, at Computex 2017 in Taipei during May 30-June 3 two months earlier than originally scheduled, and will bring forward the launch of Coffee Lake microarchitecture based on a 14nm process node from January...
Intel cancels IDF for 2017
Apr 17, 22:12
Intel has decided to stop hosting its Intel Developer Forum (IDF) events for 2017 that were originally scheduled in Shenzhen, China in April and in San Francisco, the US in August. Intel confirmed the cancellation and said that the company will make a more detailed announcement at a later time.
Gigabyte, ASRock to see increases in server revenues in 2017
Apr 17, 15:55
Because of weakening motherboard demand, Asustek Computer, Gigabyte Technology, Micro-Star International (MSI), ASRock and Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS), which together contribute 90% of the worldwide motherboard shipments, have seen dropping sales in the past few years. But Gigabyte and ASRock...
Vivotek expects growing businesses in 2017
Apr 14, 12:29
Taiwan-based surveillance camera supplier Vivotek expects to receive OEM orders from new clients in North America for 2017, and is seeing strong own-brand sales from India and Denmark. Vivotek shipped over one million network cameras in 2016.
Largan Precision 1Q17 gross margin hits record
Apr 14, 12:26
Smartphone-use lens module maker Largan Precision released its financial report for the first quarter of 2017 at an April 13 investors conference, with gross margin of 70.94% marking an historic high.
Asustek, Gigabyte motherboard shipments down in 1Q17
Apr 12, 21:50
Asustek Computer and Gigabyte Technology shipped 3.8 million and 3.5 million motherboards, respectively, in the first quarter of 2017, significantly decreasing on year, according to industry sources.
Young Optics March revenues down on year
Apr 12, 12:09
Optical component and module maker Young Optics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$295 million (US$9.7 million) for March, increasing 5.30% on month but decreasing 40.47% on year, and its January-March consolidated revenues totaled NT$849 million, dropping 27.49% sequentially and 11.32% on yea...
Foxconn sees growth in March revenues
Apr 11, 19:06
Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$341.69 billion for March 2017, up 17.99% on month and 0.6% on year and NT$976.6 billion for the first quarter, up slightly by 1.96% on year.
Gigabyte revenues up on year in March
Stockwatch - Apr 11, 15:46
Gigabyte Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$4.307 billion (US$140.57 million) for March 2017, representing a 8.89% drop on month and 15.46% increase on year.
Altek revenues up in March
Stockwatch - Apr 11, 15:41
Altek has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.038 billion (US$33.88 million) for March 2017, representing a 35.44% increase on month and 9.22% increase on year.
MSI reports increased revenues for March
Stockwatch - Apr 11, 15:38
Micro-Star International has reported consolidated revenues of NT$8.786 billion (US$286.75 million) for March 2017, representing a 20.33% increase on month and 7.09% increase on year.
Delta Electronics adjusts operational organization
Apr 11, 11:15
Power supply maker and energy management solution provider Delta Electronics has announced adjustments to its operational organization, replacing its existing energy management and smart green life business categories with two newly created ones - automation and infrastructure. The existing power electronics...
Foxlink March revenues drop 4.78% on year
Stockwatch - Apr 10, 15:47
Foxlink has reported consolidated revenues of NT$6.235 billion (US$203.57 million) for March 2017, representing a 6.85% increase on month and 4.78% drop on year.
ECS revenues drop 12.19% on year in March
Stockwatch - Apr 10, 15:44
Elitegroup Computer Systems has reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.361 billion (US$77.09 million) for March 2017, representing a 47.08% increase on month and 12.19% drop on year.
Chicony sees revenues up in March
Stockwatch - Apr 10, 11:21
Chicony Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$6.594 billion (US$215.33 million) for March 2017, representing a 26.72% increase on month and 2.53% increase on year.
Silitech sees revenues up on month in March
Stockwatch - Apr 7, 15:27
Chassis and keypad maker Silitech Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$180 million (US$5.867 million) for March, up 4.3% on month but down 15.38% on year.
Largan Precision sees increased March revenues
Stockwatch - Apr 6, 11:45
Smartphone-use lens module maker Largan Precision has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.629 billion (US$119 million) for March, increasing 5.10% on month and 20.01% on year, and those of NT$10.807 billion for January-March slipped 31.26% on quarter but grew 30.66% on year.
Foxlink sees earnings slide 52% in 2016
Newswatch - Apr 5, 10:53
Foxlink has reported net profits of NT$792 million (US$26.1 million) for 2016, decreasing 52% from a year earlier. EPS for the year stood at NT$1.55.
Foxconn invests in China-based battery maker CATL
Stockwatch - Mar 30, 20:54
Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) will invest over CNY1 billion (US$145.24 million) to acquire 7.66 million shares or a 1.19% stake in China-based lithium battery maker Contemporary Amperex Technology (CATL).
ECS reports losses for 2016
Mar 30, 14:01
Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) has announced consolidated revenues of NT$29.95 billion (US$991.16 million) for 2016, down by 38.11% on year because of bad debts from procurement orders from the Venezuela government. The company's net losses were NT$945 million, compared to profits of NT$1.15 billion...
Simplo to cut capital by 40%
Mar 30, 12:33
Notebook battery maker Simplo Technology has announced plans to reduce its capital by 40% and will also distribute dividends of NT$6 (US$0.20) in cash for 2016. With the two cash returns, the company's shareholders will be able to receive a total of NT$10 in cash for each share. Simplo chairman Raymond...
Competition in AI platform market intensifying
Mar 29, 15:56
Major chip players, including Intel, Nvidia, Qualcomm and AMD, have all stepped up their efforts to develop related artificial intelligence (AI) platforms, making the AI market a fierce battlefield in 2017.
Toshiba sees strong results from HDD and SSD businesses in 2016
Mar 27, 16:07
Toshiba achieved strong results for its hard disc drive (HDD) and solid state drive (SSD) businesses in 2016 with both product lines showing stronger on-year shipment growths than those of Seagate and Western Digital, according to Toshiba Taiwan.
VIA eyes panoramic photography business opportunity
Mar 23, 15:26
VIA Technologies has been shifting its focus from the PC processor market to the embedded sector and has recently announced its new Vpai 720 degree panoramic photography solution. The company has formed partnerships with China-based vendors to sell seven mobile panoramic cameras based on the solution...
Ju Teng International to benefit from increased Surface shipments in 2017
Mar 21, 21:01
Chassis maker Ju Teng International Holdings, currently the exclusive supplier of metal-alloy chassis used in Microsoft Surface-series notebooks and tablets, is expected to see large growth in metal-alloy chassis shipments in 2017 due to increases in Surface shipments, according to industry sources.
Wireless charging demand boosting PDC technology popularity
Mar 20, 16:20
Wireless charging demand is expected to pick up with the arrival of the next-generation iPhones and the trend is also expected to prompt smartphone vendors to adopt glass- or ceramic-based chassis instead of the traditional metal one because of its new charging method. Chassis makers have also been...
Syncmold 2016 net EPS hits record
Mar 20, 11:00
LCD monitor/TV hinge and stand maker Syncmold Enterprise Group has reported its 2016 net EPS reached NT$6.06, the company's highest-ever annual level.
Catcher reports 2016 results
Mar 17, 15:36
Metal-alloy chassis maker Catcher Technology on March 16 released its financial report for the fourth quarter of 2016, recording consolidated revenues of NT$24.02 billion (US$762 million), gross margin of 50.05%, net operating profit of NT$9.82 billion, net profit of NT$9.53 billion and net EPS of...
AMD to launch Ryzen 5-series CPUs in April
Mar 17, 12:40
Having just released its Ryzen 7 processors, AMD is planning to launch Ryzen 5 desktop-use CPUs on April 11, including 6-core 12-threads 1600X and 1600 and quad-core 8-threads 1500X and 1400 for sale at US$249, US$219, US$189 and US$169 respectively, disclosed company CEO Lisa Su at a technology summit...