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IPC maker Ennoconn sets price for ECB issue

Newswatch - Jan 17, 11:36

Industrial PC (IPC) supplier Ennoconn, an affiliate of the Foxconn Group, has set the conversion price of its five-year US$200 million European convertible bond (ECB) issue at NT$488 (US$15.41) per share.

Growth in cloud IT infrastructure spending will accelerate in 2017, says IDC

Jan 16, 15:57

According to a new forecast from the IDC Worldwide Quarterly Cloud IT Infrastructure Tracker, total spending on IT infrastructure products (server, enterprise storage, and Ethernet switches) for deployment in cloud environments will increase by 18.2% in 2017 to reach US$44.2 billion. Of this amount,...

DFI expects casino, financial, automation products to drive growth in 2017 revenue

Jan 16, 11:33

Motherboard and computing device maker DFI expects products used in casino machines, financial services and industrial automation to be the main sources of growth in 2017 revenues, the company said at a January 13 investors conference.

Worldwide cloud IT infrastructure market revenue grows 8.1% to US$8.4 billion in 3Q16, says IDC

Jan 13, 16:16

According to the IDC Worldwide Quarterly Cloud IT Infrastructure Tracker, vendor revenues from sales of infrastructure products (server, storage, and Ethernet switch) for cloud IT, including public and private cloud, grew by 8.1% on year to US$8.4 billion in the third quarter of 2016. Ethernet switch...

Worldwide IT spending forecast to grow 2.7% in 2017, says Gartner

Jan 13, 15:42

Worldwide IT spending is projected to total US$3.5 trillion in 2017, a 2.7% increase from 2016, according to Gartner. However, this growth rate is down from earlier projections of 3%.

Advantech joins LoRa Alliance

Jan 13, 15:07

Advantech has announced that it has joined the LoRa Alliance, which is committed to developing a new industrial standard to empower the Internet of Things (IoT).

Delta Electronics sees December revenues increase

Jan 12, 14:53

Delta Electronics has announced its consolidated revenues for December 2016 totaled NT$19.489 billion (US$614.36 million), representing a 6% increase as compared to NT$18.47 billion for December 2015 and a 1% increase as compared to NT$19.321 billion for November 2016.

Contract prices of server DRAM modules to rise over 25% in 1Q17, says DRAMeXchange

Jan 12, 10:26

Contract prices of server DRAM modules have already increased by over 25% on average from the same point in the prior quarter, according to DRAMeXchange. Prices for some high-density server DRAM modules have even risen nearly 30%.

Worldwide spending on robotics to reach US$188 billion in 2020, says IDC

Jan 11, 16:14

Worldwide spending on robotics and related services will more than double by 2020, growing from US$91.5 billion in 2016 to more than US$188 billion in 2020, according to the newly updated Worldwide Commercial Robotics Spending Guide from IDC.

Advantech revenues rise in December

Stockwatch - Jan 11, 16:06

Advantech has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.825 billion (US$119.89 million) for December 2016, representing a 0.5% increase on month and 14.85% increase on year.

Thermal module maker Sunonwealth reports increased revenues for December

Jan 11, 11:07

Notebook-use heat-dissipation module maker Sunonwealth Electric Machine Industry has reported revenues of NT$1.118 billion, increasing 3.04% from the previous month and 27.1% from a year earlier.

D-Link to take legal action to protect its interest against FTC allegations

Stockwatch - Jan 10, 15:14

Taiwan-based networking device maker D-Link has said that it will take legal action to protect its interests after the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) filed a complaint alleging that D-Link has "failed to take reasonable steps to secure the software for their routers and IP cameras" against...

Inventec to re-elect board of directors and new chairman in June

Jan 9, 16:10

Inventec chairman Richard Lee said that the company will re-elect its boards of directors in June 2017 and he will also step down from the chairman post, but stay as a director.

CES 2017: Intel unveils Compute Card, a credit card-sized compute platform

Jan 6, 11:17

Intel has announced a new modular compute platform called the Intel Compute Card along with a range of partners who will be working with Intel to help accelerate the ecosystem of solutions based on the Intel Compute Card.

Intel Compute Card

Cloud storage solution provider Hope Bay to lay off employees

Newswatch - Jan 5, 14:13

Taiwan-based Hope Bay Technologies, an enterprise-use cloud storage solution provider, has decided to scale down its operations and plans to lay off 80% of its employees due to financial constraints, according to company founder and CEO Ben Jai.

Supermicro enters gaming motherboard market

Jan 5, 11:46

US-based server vendor Supermicro has entered the brand gaming motherboard market with its new Supero brand and released a series of products recently. The company has been pushing high-end motherboards initially and will turn to focus on releasing mid-range models and desktops later.

IPC maker Ennoconn reports record high revenues for December, all of 2016

Newswatch - Jan 5, 10:37

IPC maker Ennoconn, an affiliate company under the Foxconn Group, has reported record high revenues for December and all of 2016, buoyed by its overseas acquisition projects.

IPC maker Advantech to buy up to 60% stake in Korea-based Kostec

Newswatch - Jan 5, 10:36

IPC and related solutions provider Advantech will invest less than NT$300 million (US$9.307 billion) to take up a 60% stake in Korea-based medical-use monitor product maker, Kostec, according to an announcement of the company.

Adlink offers smart solutions for Taipei buses

Jan 3, 11:50

Industrial computing device maker Adlink Technology has won a contract to provide smart ticketing and tour-guide solution for use in eight double-decker sight-seeing buses in Taipei.

A double-decker sight-seeing bus in Taipei City

Huawei Technologies relocates data center in China

Dec 29, 15:33

China-based telecom equipment vendor Huawei Technologies has relocated its data center from Shenzhen, southern China, to Dongguan, with the new data center equipped with 3,000 server racks, according to Chinese-language Tencent report.

HPE Taiwan optimistic about Taiwan server market

Dec 29, 14:31

Hewlett-Packard Enterprise (HPE) Taiwan chairman Jon Wang expects Taiwan's server market to enjoy good growth in 2017 with an improved economy and new cloud applications such as IoT increasing. As for Lenovo recently landing Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company's (TSMC) datacenter server orders,...

HPE Taiwan chairman Jon Wang

Worldwide HPC server revenue grows 3.9% in 3Q16, says IDC

Dec 28, 21:25

Worldwide factory revenues for the high performance computing (HPC) technical server market grew by 3.9% to US$2.8 billion in the third quarter of 2016, compared with US$2.7 billion in the prior-year third quarter. Revenues for the first three quarters of 2016 totaled US$8.1 billion, up 3.4% from the...

Avalue expects over 10% growth in 2016 and optimistic about 2017 performance

Dec 27, 14:41

Taiwan-based industrial PC (IPC) maker Avalue Technology had weaker than expected growth in the second half of the year due to orders being postponed, but the company will still manage to achieve double-digit percentage growth in 2016 revenues thanks to its strong performance in the first half. As...

Taiwan government launches Asia Silicon Valley plan

Dec 26, 15:35

The headquarters of the Taiwan government's Asia Silicon Valley plan has begun operations with its main goal to maximize Taiwan's Internet of Things (IoT) business opportunities.

Foxconn appoints CMO, says report

Newswatch - Dec 26, 10:37

Foxconn Electronics has named Freddie Yuan as the first person to hold the title of chief marketing officer (CMO) for the company, with the appointment becoming effective in December, according to a Taipei-based Central News Agency (CNA) report.

Lenovo lands datacenter server orders from TSMC with help from Compal

Dec 22, 12:31

Lenovo is cooperating with Compal Electronics to land orders from Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) for datacenter servers with orders reportedly lasting through July 2017, according to sources from the upstream supply chain, who added that the orders should help Lenovo remain the largest...

Taiwan market: Asustek officially launches Zenbo home service robots

Newswatch - Dec 22, 11:58

Asustek Computer has officially launched its home service robot, the Zenbo, in the Taiwan market. The company will begin to take the first round of pre-orders for the robots on January 1, 2017.

Asustek Zenbo home service robot

Acer recognizes intangible asset impairment of NT$6.34 billion

Dec 21, 11:24

Acer on December 20 announced the recognition of intangible asset impairment of NT$6.34 billion (US$199 million), equivalent to net loss per share NT$2.06, for 2016 in accordance with IAS (International Accounting Standard) 36.

Shuttle steps into care service management systems

Dec 20, 15:02

Shuttle has introduced an in-house-developed smart home service solution, that utilizes a cloud-based operational management system to provide long-term care services for the elderly and disabled.

Taiwan IT players showcasing Windows 10 innovations at WinHEC 2017 Taiwan

Dec 16, 14:22

Taiwan-based industrial PC (IPC) makers and chip designers demonstrated their latest Windows 10 smart solutions at Microsoft's WinHEC Taiwan event from December 14-15.

Advantech cooperates with Socionext to offer VEGA series image encoding/decoding solutions

Dec 16, 11:22

Industrial computing solution provider Advantech will offer image encoding/decoding solutions under the brand VEGA through a strategic alliance with Socionext, a Japan-based developer of SoCs for imaging and video systems. The solutions have applications for TV broadcasting, smart medical care, smart...

Advantech chairman KC Liu (left) and Socionext president and COO Amane Inoue

IPC supplier Nexcom sees revenues hit record high in November

Newswatch - Dec 15, 15:47

IPC maker Nexcom saw its consolidated revenues grow 8.28% on month and 12.64% on year to a record high of NT$583 million (US$18.35 million) in November. For the first 11 months of 2016, revenues totaled NT$5.387 billion, increasing 8.66% on year.

Dell Taiwan partners with Taipei city government to create IoT Innovation Lab

Dec 15, 13:54

Dell Taiwan has partnered with the city government of Taipei, Taiwan to establish Taipei IoT Innovation Lab, looking to push the city to become a Living Lab for smart city technology.

Asustek sees strong on-month revenue growth in November

Stockwatch - Dec 13, 21:58

Asustek Computer has reported consolidated revenues of NT$48.73 billion (US$1.53 billion) for November 2016, representing a 27.21% increase on month but a 2.82% drop on year.

Microsoft begins training project for Azure

Dec 13, 15:26

Microsoft has recently started pushing its Microsoft Azure Skill Initiative project to provide training and certification services to technicians and is hoping the project will nurture talent with professions in cloud computing and digital technology, according to Microsoft Taiwan general manager Guang-hua...

Automation component maker Taiwan Chelic reports increased sales for November

Dec 9, 15:35

Automation component maker Taiwan Chelic has reported consolidated revenues of NT$87 million (US$2.732 million) for November, up 5.82% on month and 2.95% on year. Accumulated 2016 revenues through November totaled NT$1.135 billion, decreasing 10.13% from a year earlier.

Ennoconn denies reports about seeking full ownership of Germany-based S&T

Dec 9, 15:08

IPC maker Ennoconn, an affiliate company under the Foxconn Group, has said that its plans to acquire a 29.4% stake in S&T AG remains unchanged, denying market reports indicating that it plans to acquire a 100% stake in the Germany-based integrated industrial solution provider.

Inventec revenues increase in November

Dec 9, 14:11

Inventec has announced consolidated revenues of NT$37.64 billion (US$1.18 billion) for November, up by 1.59% on month and 3.59% on year. The company's consolidated revenues for the first 11 months in 2016 were NT$390.04 billion, up 9.28% on year.

Qualcomm begins commercial sampling of 10nm server chips

Dec 8, 10:47

Qualcomm, through subsidiary Qualcomm Datacenter Technologies, has announced commercial sampling of 10nm server processors. The Qualcomm Centriq 2400 series has up to 48-cores, and is built on 10nm FinFET process technology.

BMC chip vendor Aspeed November revenues hit record high

Newswatch - Dec 7, 21:57

Baseboard management controller (BMC) chipset provider Aspeed Technology saw its consolidated revenues grow 5.72% on month and 60.29% on year to a record high of NT$137 million (US$4.316 million) in November.

Advantech revenues up in November

Stockwatch - Dec 7, 15:58

Advantech has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.806 billion (US$119.26 million) for November 2016, representing a 19.96% increase on month and 20.29% increase on year.

Rugged computer device maker Getac reports strong sales for November

Stockwatch - Dec 6, 21:08

Ruggedized computing device maker Getac Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.044 billion (US$64 million) for November, up 7.13% sequentially and 27.5% on year.

IPC maker Ennoconn reports increased sales for November

Dec 6, 14:20

Industrial PC supplier Ennoconn has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.263 billion (US$39.53 million) for November, up 6.53% on month and 23.03% on year.

Micron accelerates adoption of all-flash data centers with 8TB SSD

Dec 6, 11:04

Micron Technology has introduced its new enterprise SATA SSD family, the 5100 series, available in three models offering up to 8TB of storage.

IPC maker Parpro lands orders from US military equipment contractor, says paper

Newswatch - Dec 5, 16:34

Taiwan-based industrial PC maker Parpro has announced that its US-based subsidiary, Parpro Technologies (PTI), has landed an additional order for US$6.8 million worth of PCBA (PCB assembly) products as well as related system integration services from a US-based military equipment contractor, according...

Asustek opens developer program for Zenbo robots

Newswatch - Dec 1, 15:49

Asustek Computer has officially kicked off its Zenbo robot developer program with the release of the Zenbo software development kit (SDK) and Zenbo developer tools, according to the company.

Foxconn to ship 60,000 Pepper robots in 2016, says paper

Newswatch - Dec 1, 11:43

Foxconn Electronics is expected to ship a total of 60,000 Pepper robots from its plant in Shandong, China in 2016, valued at US$500 million, according to a Chinese-language Commercial Times report.

Quanta Computer may benefit from Trump Made in USA-policy

Nov 30, 14:01

If US President-elect Donald Trump realizes his protectionism-oriented Made in USA policy, US-based high-tech enterprises are expected to reduce their reliance on data centers abroad and add ones in the US. Consequently, Taiwan-based server maker Quanta Computer is likely to benefit because the company...

IEI Integration aims to hike revenue proportion from medicare-use products to 20% in 2017

Nov 29, 22:22

Industrial computing device OBM and ODM IEI Integration has focused development on products used in medicare and aims to increase the corresponding revenue proportion from 13% in 2015 and 16% in January-September 2016 to 20% in 2017, the company said at a November 29 investors conference.

Mitac expects IoT for car business to grow dramatically in 2017

Nov 29, 16:02

Taiwan-based Mitac International has recently landed orders from an US-based client for its Internet of Things (IoT) automotive applications, especially software for car fleet management, noted company president Billy Ho adding that the business will start contributing revenues and profits in 2017...

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