Tuesday 14 August 2012
Asustek to release component purchasing authority to notebook ODMs
Asustek Computer, which used to handle most component purchasing itself, is currently considering to release the authority to its upstream ODM partners such as Quanta Computer and...
Tuesday 15 May 2012
Foxconn sees over 35% on-year growth in 1Q12 revenues; gross margin down to 6.64%
Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) has announced consolidated revenues of NT$1 trillion (US$33.9 billion) for the first quarter of 2012, up 37.3% on year from NT$729.26...
Thursday 3 May 2012
Taiwan-based solar cell maker quote higher than China-based makers
Taiwan-based makers of solar cells currently quote US$0.45-0.5/W for energy conversion rates of 16.8-17.0%, while China-based makers offer lower prices of US$0.41-0.42/W in order...
Tuesday 20 March 2012
Taiwan solar cell makers quote US$0.50/W
Taiwan-based makers of solar cells are quoting US$0.50/W, slightly lower than US$0.50-0.55/W quoted in February before the Germany government announced a reduction in the feed-in...
Tuesday 20 March 2012
Pegatron achieves net profit in 2011
The Board of Pegatron Technology has passed the company's financial report for 2011 with net profit reaching NT$110 million (US$3.72 million) and earning per share (EPS) of NT$0.05,...
Wednesday 1 February 2012
January capacity utilization rates of solar cell makers increase
Urgent orders have caused Taiwan-based solar cell firms to experience increasing capacity utilization rates in January. According to Solartech, capacity utilization rate was around...
Thursday 12 January 2012
Quotes for 2-inch sapphire substrates in China fall to US$6/unit
The price of 2-inch sapphire substrates from China suppliers has fallen to around US$6/unit, with the low price adding pressure on Taiwan-based makers, according to industry source...
Thursday 12 January 2012
Solar firms hope to increase quotes slightly
An upsurge in solar demand at the end of 2011 has brought hope to solar firms. As inventories have been cleared out, solar firms plan to increase prices slightly after the Lunar New...
Wednesday 7 December 2011
Inventory clear-outs by solar wafer firms coming to an end
Since the beginning of fourth-quarter 2011, Taiwan-based solar wafer firms such as Green Energy Technology (GET), Sino-American Silicon (SAS) and Danen have been eager to clear out...
Friday 25 November 2011
Digitimes Research: Greater China solar product price decreases slightly
The spot price of solar products in Greater China continued to show slight decreases his week (November 21-25) except the 125 mono wafers, according to Chihheng Liang, analyst of...
Thursday 17 November 2011
Solar cell prices may rebound after reaching US$0.40/W
Solar cell prices are likely to slump to as low as US$0.40 per watt, but should start to rebound after reaching the level due to little room for further falls, according to industry...
Tuesday 8 November 2011
Inventory backlog continues to push down solar cell quotes
The price of solar cells continues to decrease. The current price of solar cells is around US$0.50/watt, but second- and third-tier firms have been reportedly quoting around US$0.45/watt...
Thursday 3 November 2011
Western Digital and Samsung will not supply hard drives to Taiwan channels in November
As floods in Thailand have seriously impacted the hard drive supply chain, Western Digital recently notified its distributors in Taiwan that the company will not distribute any hard...
Tuesday 1 November 2011
Polysilicon firms willing to lower quotes
The end market demand in the solar market has been weak, and the wave of price drops have been moving from downstream to upstream polysilicon. The price of polysilicon this quarter...
Tuesday 1 November 2011
Asustek and Acer quibble over notebook vendor rankings in China and Europe
Asustek Computer, citing figures from research firm IDC, pointed out that the company's notebook shipments in China have already surpassed Acer and it has become the second largest...
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