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  • SSD prices have been falling fast in China
    SSD prices have been falling fast in China. Consumers may be happy, but vendors are wary of a looming price war that would further undermine their profitability from the SSD market. But in the motherboard market, makers may see ASP...
  • Delta Electronics' solutions at ITAP 2019 in Singapore
    Delta Electronics has disclosed its subsidiary Delta Electronics International (Singapore) will sign an MoU with Singaporean government-sponsored JTC Corp for strategic cooperation to set up an Industry 4.0 ecosystem in the Southeast Asian country.
  • Motherboard players expect strong 4Q19 thanks to new platforms from Intel and AMD
    With Intel lowering prices for its high-end desktop Cascade Lake-X series processors and AMD set to roll out its next-generation top-end Threadripper series processors and Ryzen 9 3950X, Taiwan-based motherboard makers are expected to see their ASPs improve in the fourth quarter of 2019, according...
  • SSD prices continue slide
    SSD prices have been falling in China, with prices for 128GB SSDs having dropped over 10% in the last two months, according to sources at memory module makers.
  • CEA-Leti CTO Jean-Rene Lequepeys
    CEA-Leti, a France-based research institute for electronics and information technologies, has been keen to cooperate with Taiwan IC and tech firms thanks to their high trustworthiness and strong tech prowess, according to the firm's chief technology officer Jean-Rene Lequepeys.
  • CMC Magnetics will complete the acquisition of Verbatim by the end of 2019
    CMC Magnetics will complete the acquisition of Verbatim by the end of 2019, expecting the Japan-based storage solution provider to bring in additional revenues of NT$6 billion (US$195 million) in 2020, according to company chairman Robert Wong.
  • Plastic materials are increasingly applied to production of automotive parts and components
    Plastic materials are increasingly applied to production of automotive parts and components in recent years driven by lightweight requirements for fuel efficiency and lower gas emissions, according to Markus Steilemann, CEO of Covestro, a specialist in polymer materials.
  • FIT adds investment in Kantatsu
    Foxconn Interconnect Technology (FIT), A Foxconn Group company that makes electronic connectors and precision components, has disclosed it will subscribe to shares issued by Japan-based optical lens module maker Kantatsu at JPY5.905 billion (US$54.4 million).
  • Covestro CEO Markus Steilemann
    Germany's Covestro, a leading supplier of specialty chemical and plastics materials, has performed well in global digitalized business development, which is expected to contribute revenues of EUR1 billion (US$1.107 billion) to the company by the end of 2019, with China being its largest single market,...
  • China market demand for interactive white boards has been gaining momentum
    China market demand for interactive white boards (IWB) has been gaining momentum thanks to the country's strenuous efforts in promoting intelligent education programs, allowing its top-2 homegrown suppliers Shiyuan Electronic Technology and HiteVision Technology to sustain stable increases in shipments...
  • Sever ODMs see tight supply for Intel 14nm CPUs
    The impact of the shortages of Intel's 14nm CPUs seems to be rippling out from the PC to the sever sector. Sever ODMs now see tight supply for Intel 14nm CPUs with their stocks reportedly going under safe levels. Despite the pressure, the server...
  • Intel 14nm server CPUs in tight supply
    Server ODMs have reportedly seen the supply of Intel's 14nm CPUs become tight but remain sufficient to support their shipments in the fourth quarter, according to sources from the server industry.
  • AWS Greater China principal enterprise evangelist Xia Zhang
    Amazon Web Services (AWS) is eyeing a bigger presence in China's fast growing cloud computing market, according to Xia Zhang, Greater China principal enterprise evangelist at AWS.
  • Intel 10nm GPUs set to become available by mid-2020
    Intel is looking to unveil its first discrete GPU solution based on its Xe architecture and built using 10nm process technology by the middle of 2020, according to industry sources.
  • Supply of high-end camera lens for smartphones has been tight
    Supply of high-end camera lens for smartphones has been tight thanks to handset vendors rushing to incorporate multi-lens solutions into their new models, indicating bright shipment prospect for major lens makers such as Largan Precision in the fourth quarter of 2019 and beyond, according to industry...
  • AcBel Polytech has disclosed it has extended business to developing energy solutions
    Power supply maker AcBel Polytech has disclosed it has extended business operation to developing energy solutions including fuel cells, battery control systems, energy management systems and LED streetlamps.
  • Qisda has disclosed it will set up a joint venture in China
    EMS provider Qisda has disclosed it will set up a joint venture in China, BenQ Biotech (Shanghai), with China-based Shanghai Kunxin Medical Technology to produce hemodialyzers for sale in the Chinese market, with Qisda to invest CNY240 million (US$33.7 million) for a 70% stake.
  • ATrack Technology has shifted focus on B2B2C customization projects
    GPS car-use tracking device maker ATrack Technology has finished adjustment in and transformation of business operation, with focus on orders for customized models in large volumes based on a B2B2C business model, according to the company.
  • Largan CEO Lin En-ping
    Smartphone lens module maker Largan Precision, due to tight production capacity amid strong demand, will give priority to orders for high-price, high-end products in 2020, according to company CEO Lin En-ping.
  • Lite-On Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$16.430 billion for September
    EMS provider Lite-On Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$16.430 billion (US$529 million) for September, increasing 0.49% sequentially but decreasing 14.86% on year.
  • Intel expanding production capacity, particularly for 14nm processors
    Notebook ODMs have again been hit by Intel CPU shortages. But Bob Swan, visiting Taiwan for the first time as Intel's CEO, said his company is expanding production capacity, particularly for 14nm processors. Swan noted that Taiwan has...
  • Demand for better cooling solutions rise from the smartphone market
    Japan's Furukawa Electric and Taiwan-based Lemtech have teamed up to develop stainless steel-based ultra-thin vapor chamber cooling solutions for smartphones.
  • Google suppliers to relocate production to Thailand, Vietnam
    Google has decided to choose Thailand as the new production base for its Google Home smart speaker with Quanta Computer remaining its manufacturer, and the Internet service giant is now reportedly considering moving the production of its Chromebooks to Thailand and Vietnam to avoid the US tariff, according...
  • Intel CEO Bob Swan in Taiwan
    Intel will be gradually expanding its foundry production capacity, particularly for 14nm process this year, according to company CEO Bob Swan. Swan and other Intel executives arrived in Taiwan earlier this week meeting with local partners and suppliers.
  • 5G and AI applications will be driving Intel's growth over the next decade
    The emerging 5G and AI applications will be driving Intel's growth over the next decade, market observers believe.

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