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Friday 12 April 2024
Acer's revenue saw year-on-year growth for ninth consecutive month
Acer announced its consolidated revenue for March 2024. It reached NT$27.482 billion (approx. US$855 million), a 70.5% monthly and a 13.8% annual increase.
Friday 12 April 2024
Taiwan's March export data show robust demand for AI servers from 4 major markets
Taiwan's Ministry of Finance (MOF) released preliminary import and export trade statistics for March 2024 and found that under the strong global demand for AI servers, Taiwan's overall exports showed significant growth despite the decline in IC exports.
Friday 12 April 2024
Hon Hai developing management talent, possibly establish rotating CEO system
To enhance corporate governance, Taiwan's Hon Hai Technology, also known as Foxconn, may establish a rotating CEO system to nurture more talented individuals from within the company, according to industry sources.
Friday 12 April 2024
South Korea accelerates semiconductor strategy post-Taiwan quake
In the wake of a seismic event rattling Taiwan, and amidst the dawn of the AI era, South Korea's governmental bodies and corporate giants have convened to assess supply chain vulnerabilities. This gathering aims to fast-track the Semiconductor Mega Cluster (SMC) project in South Korea, compelling a comprehensive overhaul of tax relief mechanisms.
Friday 12 April 2024
Foxtron breaks ground for new electric bus plant in southern Taiwan
Foxtron Vehicle Technologies, a Hon Hai (Foxconn) subsidiary, held its groundbreaking ceremony for its new electric bus factory at the Ciaotou Science and Technology Park on April 11.
Friday 12 April 2024
Network equipment makers await market recovery, as high inflation impacts consumer spending
As consumer spending remains low amid high inflation in Europe and the US, network equipment makers have seen expectations for the first quarter of 2024 dashed, as demand from Europe and US-based clients continues to flatline. Heading into the second quarter of the year, hopes are on the Asia-Pacific market outside of China.
Friday 12 April 2024
Are Taiwan firms mulling headquarters overseas?
A recent article by the Financial Times (FT) reported that several prominent Taiwanese companies are considering establishing a second headquarters abroad to ensure continued operations in the case of a conflict with China.
Thursday 11 April 2024
China-based mobile phone brands scale back in India amid intensified scrutiny
Dixon announced the acquisition of a controlling interest in the Indian subsidiary of Transsion Holdings, a China-based company.
Thursday 11 April 2024
What are former top smartphone brands doing now?
As smartphone sales become concentrated on a handful of brands, many former major players in the sector have transitioned and moved on to new opportunities through business model innovation and new business ventures.
Thursday 11 April 2024
Industry sounds alarm over Indonesia's tightening import controls
Companies are rethinking their expansion plans to Indonesia.
Thursday 11 April 2024
Foxconn considering rotating CEO system
According to sources, Foxconn is reportedly considering introducing a rotating CEO system, a concept that has been under consideration for some time.
Thursday 11 April 2024
Confirmed: Apple is about to OLED and that's not all
Apple's new iPads will feature OLED screens, and there's more.
Thursday 11 April 2024
Taiwan's satellite industry poised for breakthrough with OneWeb collaboration
In the wake of a recent seismic event in Taiwan's eastern region, the Ministry of Digital Affairs (MODA) has forged an unprecedented alliance with Chunghwa Telecom. To leverage low-Earth orbit (LEO) satellites for urgent communication needs, marking a significant milestone in Taiwan's disaster response capabilities.
Thursday 11 April 2024
India reportedly made one in seven iPhones worldwide in FY24
Apple reportedly doubled down on iPhone production in India, eager to diversify its production base away from China.
Thursday 11 April 2024
Taiwan DDI firms post mixed 1Q24 results
Major Taiwanese display driver IC (DDI) manufacturers have announced their first-quarter earnings with varying results.
Thursday 11 April 2024
Price competition a concern in 2H24, as IPC companies see orders return
Industrial PC (IPC) makers are optimistic about the second half of 2024, as orders begin to return with the end of inventory destocking at the client end. However, pricing may become an issue going ahead, since some companies may turn to flexible pricing strategies in a bid for a greater share in a shrinking market.
Wednesday 10 April 2024
H&M-backed UK start-up Alchemie debuts digital textile dyeing in Taiwan, aims to revolutionize industry
The textile industry ranks among the foremost contributors to environmental pollution, accounting for 3% of worldwide carbon dioxide emissions and standing as the second-largest source of industrial global wastewater contamination.
Wednesday 10 April 2024
Taiwan's semiconductor supply chain weathers magnitude 7.2 quake on robust power grid resilience
Taiwan's semiconductor supply chain rapidly recovered within a remarkably short span following a magnitude 7.2 earthquake that hit the eastern county of Hualien on April 3. This swift recovery was significantly attributed to the island nation's robust power grid resilience averting widespread blackouts, coupled with the efficient response of various stakeholders across the supply chain.
Wednesday 10 April 2024
Taiwan ODMs expect sales growth in 2Q24
Taiwan-based ODMs including Quanta Computer, Compal Electronics, Inventec, and Wistron anticipate revenue increases in the second quarter of 2024, with the growth rate accelerating in the second half of 2024.
Tuesday 9 April 2024
Taiwan-based AI hardware suppliers ditch China for Mexico amid supply chain shifts
Amid the ongoing AI surge and supply chain's decoupling from China, Mexico has emerged as a promising alternative destination for electronic manufacturers.
Tuesday 9 April 2024
Delta Electronics powers AI revolution with next-gen solutions
Delta Electronics boasts a comprehensive framework for energy-related solutions.
Tuesday 9 April 2024
Server ODM Wiwynn sees 1Q24 revenue hit 4-quarter high
Wiwynn has reported that revenue increased 6.2% year-on-year and 18.9% sequentially to a four-quarter high of NT$69.63 billion (US$2.17 billion) in the first quarter of 2024, driven by strong demand for AI servers.
Tuesday 9 April 2024
Pegatron reportedly in talks to sell iPhone plant in India to Tata
Following Wistron's sale of its iPhone plant to Tata and Pegatron's decision to yield its control over an iPhone facility in China to Luxshare, Pegatron is reportedly in talks to sell its iPhone plant to Tata. Pegatron told DIGITIMES no comment on market speculation.
Tuesday 9 April 2024
Foxconn's new Mexico plant is all about AI
Foxconn (Hon Hai Technology Group) is building a new production base in central Mexico for AI-related products to meet its customers' demands.
Tuesday 9 April 2024
No off-peak slowdown for Wistron, as AI servers drive momentum
ODM companies are seeing better-than-usual performance during the traditional off-peak season, thanks to momentum driven by AI servers.
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Summary of Tech Supply Chain News!
Global smartphone shipments hit 2023 peak in 4Q23, but decelerate in 1Q24 due to seasonality, says DIGITIMES Research
Meet the analyst: Operating system in AI era will be king, says DIGITIMES Research
Taiwan server industry experiences decline in 2023 revenues and shipments; poised to see growth in 2024, says DIGITIMES Research