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  • Smartphone lens module maker Largan Precision has disclosed it has signed a deal to acquire from machine tool maker Leadwell CNC Machines a plant with total floor area of 13,221 square meters in Taichung, central Taiwan, at NT$1.824 billion (US$59.2 million).
  • Large-size 8K TV, OLED and gaming display applications were the main focus of CES 2019, with a number of 8K TVs showcased by TV vendors likely to be commercialized in 2019, Digitimes Research has found.
  • led
    Taiwan-based LED firms have been improving their production efficiency by upgrading manufacturing lines with more smart automation equipment in a bid to maintain competitiveness against China's fast expanding makers, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.
  • Techman Robot is exhibiting collaborative robots at Robot Development & Application Expo (RoboDEX) taking place in Tokyo during January 16-18 in a bid to tap the Japan market, according to the company.
  • artc
    Taiwan government-sponsored Automotive Research & Testing Center (ARTC) will provide a third-party platform for testing locally-produced components/devices for autonomous driving.
  • Clean room engineering specialist Acter saw its annual revenues surge 24.33% on year to hit a record high of NT$14.22 billion (US$461.47 million) in 2018, and expects to significantly benefit from the trend of Taiwan investors in China moving their production back home or to Southeast Asia amid the...
  • Kenmec automated logistics equipment at a factory
    Automated logistics equipment maker Kenmec Mechanical Engineering will develop smart logistics centers in China, with a small portion of them to be for own use and the remaining available for lease by strategic partners, according to company chairman Frank Hsieh.
  • Asustek eyes over one million Chromebook shipments for 2019
    Asustek Computer is expected to see its Chromebook shipments top one million units in 2019, thanks to its close relationship with Google and steady supplies from contract manufacturing partners Pegatron and Quanta Computer, according to industry sources.
  • Inventec chairman TH Cho
    Taiwan notebook ODM Inventec saw its annual revenues soar past the NT$500 billion (US$16.20 billion) for the first time ever to reach NT$506.87 billion in 2018, up 8.42% on year. But the company is stepping up deployments in new segments such as 5G and automotive electronics in 2019 and expects such...
  • Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) has announced consolidated revenues of NT$619.32 billion (US$19.95 billion) for December 2018, up 2.97% on month, but down 8.27% on year, while the company's consolidated revenues for 2018 were NT$5.29 trillion, hitting a new record with an increase...
  • Taiwan's gross domestic product (GDP) growth will likely slow to less than 3% in 2019, a performance lower than 2018, requiring major government efforts to expand domestic demand and increase public investments amid export declines in the year, according to the National Development Council (NDC).
  • notebook
    Quanta Computer and Compal Electronics are both expected to see their first-quarter revenues buck seasonal patterns, as sales momentum for their US-based clients' new models made available in fourth-quarter 2018 will continue in the current quarter.
  • In a rare move, Taiwan's top economic planner has said lackluster sales of new iPhones can be blamed partly on the devices' lack of innovations, which may directly impact revenue performance of supply chain partners in the country in 2019.
  • HTC chairperson Cher Wang
    HTC is positive about its business prospects for 2019 as it will continue to roll out efforts to revitalize its handset business and achieve significant VR revenue growth by offering integrated hardware, platform, content and related services, according to company chairperson Cher Wang.
  • Ting Sin's intramedullary nails developed using magnesium alloy
    Taiwan-based aluminum extrusion billet maker Ting Sin expects its sales to be on a growth track in 2019, driven by growing shipments of high value-added aluminum alloy products to the automotive and aerospace industries.
  • Acer has disclosed its consolidated revenues for the full year 2018 reached NT$242.57 billion (US$7.87 billion), growing 2.2% from the previous year.
  • EMS provider Qisda has reported consolidated revenues of NT$155.874 billion (US$5.06 billion) for 2018, the highest annual figure ever for the company.
  • inventec
    Inventec saw its revenues climb to a record high of NT$506.87 billion (US$16.42 billion) in 2018, thanks mainly to growing shipments for server products particularly datacenter servers. Inventec's revenues from datacenter products increased by a double-digit percentage on year in 2018.
  • Headset supplier Merry Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.79 billion (NT$122.73 million) for December, down 20.11% on month but up 11.77% on year.
  • LG Electronics is to unveil an updated version of its AI-powered wearable robot, the CLOi SuitBot, along with an array of refreshed versions of its service robotic products including PorterBot, ServeBot and CartBot, at CES 2019, according to sources at LG Taiwan.
  • Taiwan recorded export value of US$28.61 billion for December 2018, growing 2.9% sequentially but dropping 3.0% on year, while the corresponding import value of US$23.89 billion rose 3.2% sequentially and 2.2% on year, according to the Ministry of Finance (MOF).
  • Taiwan manufacturers looking to move production out of China amid trade tensions between the world's two superpowers face many hurdles, as their home country lack electricity and land to support their return, and there are concerns hanging over Southeast Asia and India's ability to allow them to quickly...
  • With China-US trade tensions expected to continue heating up in 2019, the Taiwan government has worked out measures for five major industries to help them cushion the impacts.
  • apple
    The supply chain of iPhone devices is bracing for major turbulence after Apple lowered its guidance for its fiscal first-quarter 2019 ended December 29, 2018 due to weak sales of its smartphones in China, according to industry sources.
  • Datacenter server demand to weaken in 1H19
    Orders for datacenter servers are expected to slow down in the first half of 2019, but will resume sharp growth in the second half and grow even stronger in 2020, as many first-tier cloud computing service providers are turning to focus on raising the utilization of their new storage capacity established...

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