GSEO reports profits for 2019
Optical lens module maker Genius Electronic Optical (GSEO) has reported net profit of NT$2.522 billion (US$83.29 million) with EPS reaching NT$24.79 for 2019.
TexTip helps consumers customize face mask covers
TexTip, a startup offering an online AI platform for selecting fabrics, has introduced a new use of its services in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic: customized covers for face masks.
Highlights of the day: Server demand may slow down
Demand from the server sector has been fueld by work- and study-from home activities in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. But IC designers have recently seen a slow-down in orders for server applications, sending them worrying about...
An aerospace team composed of Taiwan's Aerospace Industrial Development (AIDC) and three advanced machinery makers has successfully tapped into the international aerospace composite materials processing market, landing 10 years of orders worth NT$62 billion (US$2.05 billion) from Boeing and Airbus,...
Micro-Star International (MSI) expects revenues to drop less than 10% on year in the first quarter of 2020 and will see its sales gradually pick up starting April with the releases of new products from Intel, AMD and Nvidia, according to company chairman Joseph Hsu.
Intel to release new 14nm CPUs in April
Intel is set to unveil its new 14nm processors and chipsets in April, but the coronavirus pandemic may seriously hinder end-market demand for related PCs and motherboards, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.
Taiwan IC design houses see orders for servers slow down
Taiwan-based IC design houses engaged in the supply chain for servers are expected to see orders coming from the sector buoy their sales during the second quarter of 2020, but have recently seen orders slow down from brand clients based in North America, according to industry sources.
Pegatron expects sales growth in 1H20
Pegatron is looking to push up sales for its three major product lines in 2020, with results for the second quarter to outperform those for the first quarter, according to company president and CEO SJ Liao.
Taiwan-based IC design houses have recently landed short lead-time orders for applications for commercial and educational notebooks and tablets, according to industry sources.
Synergy to produce button batteries in 3Q20
Lithium-ion battery and lithium-ion polymer battery maker Synergy ScienTech has disclosed it will begin production of button batteries mainly for use in TWS devices at its factory in Kunshan, eastern China, in third-quarter 2020.
Apple reportedly still working on AR glasses
Apple is still working on augmented reality (AR) glasses, with more to be known about their development in the next one or two years, according to sources from the supply chain makers.
Apple is reportedly accelerating plans to diversify its manufacturing risks by removing more of its production out of China, with sources from the supply chain claiming that the vendor is relocating some capacity for iPhone to India and acoustic devices such as AirPods and HomePod to Vietnam.
Suppliers engaged in the supply chain for Apple's new products featuring its redesigned scissor-switch Magic Keyboard are ramping up production and have seen no cutbacks in the orders despite concerns over the coronavirus, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.
Computex postponed to September
The Computex Taipei 2020, originally slated for June, has been rescheduled to September 28-30 due to the coronavirus pandemic.
NetApp to see sales growth in Taiwan in fiscal 4Q19
US-based data storage and management solution provider NetApp expects its Taiwan sales for its fiscal fourth-quarter 2019 (February-April 2020) to hike on year, judging from sales results so far in the calendar first-quarter 2020, according to the company's Taiwan general manager Sean Lin.
Taiwan government hosts online startup training camp
Taiwan's Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) and StanShih Foundation, established by Acer founder Stan Shih, on March 20 jointly hosted a three-day training camp on entrepreneurship via online conferencing, avoiding a physical meetings in response to the coronavirus outbreak.
Flytech, Posiflex report profits for 2019
POS (point of sale/service) device and kiosk makers Flytech Technology and Posiflex Technology have both reported profits for 2019.
Brinno reports profit for 2019
Time-lapse camera maker Brinno has reported net profit of NT$23.7 million (US$780,000) and net EPS of NT$1.07 for 2019.
Taiwan-based PCB makers are poised to benefit from growing demand for business-use notebooks and tablets from enterprises and schools in many countries rushing to implement remote work and learning programs amid the fast spreading coronavirus pandemic, according to industry sources.
Taiwan firms reportedly ask for Computex postponement
Many Taiwan-based high-tech companies reportedly has asked the organizers of Computex Taipei to postpone the annual tradeshow this year currently scheduled for June 2 to 5, citing the coronavirus pandemic.
Taiwan sees decreased February export orders
Taiwan-based makers received export orders totaling US$28.68 billion in value in February 2020, decreasing 18.8% sequentially and 0.8% on year, according to the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA).
AcBel reports profit for 2019
Power supply maker AcBel Polytech has reported net profit of NT$1.485 billion (US$48.92 million) and net EPS of NT$2.87 for 2019.
Highlights of the day: Apple reportedly prefers mini LED to OLED for medium-size devices
LED firms are generally optimistic about mini LEDs, expanding wafer, chip and packaging capacity for the segment. Apple reportedly prefers mini LED to OLED for its medium-size devices and will launch an iPad Pro with mini LED backlighting...
Server chassis supplier Chenbro has disclosed plans to scale up production capacity at its factory site in Taiwan to mitigate the risk of production concentration in the wake of the US-China trade tensions and the coronavirus outbreak, according to company president Ya-Nan Chen.
3D printing devices tackling coronavirus
Belgium-based developer of 3D printing technology Materialise has designed a 3D printed door opener that allows people to use their arms to open and shut doors without touching the doorknobs, according to Taiwan's Photonics Industry & Technology Development Association (PIDA).
Taiwan large-size LCD panels – 4Q 2019
Taiwan's large-size LCD panel shipments went down slightly on quarter, but more than 5% on year to arrive at 59.12 million units...
China smartphone AP shipments – 4Q 2019
Smartphone AP shipments to China-based vendors came to 197 million units, down 5.9% on year and 7.7% on quarter.
Global tablet market (outbreak updates) – 4Q 2019
The tablet sector is witnessing better capacity recovery than the notebook and handset sectors.
Outbreak impact: China smartphone and AP shipments
The coronavirus outbreak has resulted in labor shortages and shipment disruptions in China's supply chain, but Digitimes Research...
Coronavirus impact special report: Mobile devices
The coronavirus outbreak has disrupted production and weakened consumer confidence, with all ICT sectors bracing for major declines...
Global server shipment forecast and industry analysis, 2020
Digitimes Research estimates that global server shipments moderately declined 1.4% in 2019 but will turn to show positive growth...